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My roommate is so mad at me for ratting to an RA. He won't even talk to me, and he's slamming doors and stuff. My other roommate is just sad and confused.
What I need is friends. I don't know people here. So I'm gonna go to the bar. Not going to get drunk or anything, just gonna get enough social lubricant to override that autistic fear of approaching new people.
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Ah, how bittersweet this post is in light of recent events. I feel like so much s$%~ right now. I lost patience with my roommate's drug habit and ratted him out to an RA for smoking pot in the house, but it will take time to move one of us, so I'm going to have to live with him while he's pissed off and fuming at me for snitching on him, and I just ruined my friendship with my other roommate with this as well. I also feel bad because the marijuana wasn't the whole issue, it's just what the university is most mad about. I'm all for legalization, so that makes me feel uncomfortable. I just want to move rooms, not get him busted for possession. I do want him to stop using it in out room when I'm trying to sleep, though.
The bigger issue is that my roommate is trying to score Aderall. I have serious ADHD, and am trying to get on Aderall. I can't live with someone who will pressure me to sell it to him (he's not the type to take a no answer) and who would possibly steal it. Also, he doesn't have ADHD, he wants it to abuse. I won't live with a speed head. Period. My Dad used to abuse my ADHD meds, and I will never allow myself to live around that s~$# again. That's why I went to the RA, but the marijuana thing really has the universities jimmies rustled.
The university says that moving me will be very hard because of their massive housing crisis, and I haven't come out as transgender to them yet, which puts me right back where I was before, except if I come out to them, it might make an already massively difficult room change much worse, since finding me a room will be so hard as it is.
I feel like so much s&~~ right now. I lost patience with my roommate's drug habit and ratted him out to an RA for smoking pot in the house, but it will take time to move one of us, so I'm going to have to live with him while he's pissed off and fuming at me for snitching on him, and I just ruined my friendship with my other roommate with this as well. I also feel bad because the marijuana wasn't the whole issue, it's just what the university is most mad about. I'm all for legalization, so that makes me feel uncomfortable. I just want to move rooms, not get him busted for possession. I do want him to stop using it in out room when I'm trying to sleep, though.
The bigger issue is that my roommate is trying to score Aderall. I have serious ADHD, and am trying to get on Aderall. I can't live with someone who will pressure me to sell it to him (he's not the type to take a no answer) and who would possibly steal it. Also, he doesn't have ADHD, he wants it to abuse. I won't live with a speed head. Period. My Dad used to abuse my ADHD meds, and I will never allow myself to live around that s%*% again. That's why I went to the RA, but the marijuana thing really has the universities
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
So... Americans are now more offended by smoking than nudity? I guess that's some progress, at least.
Today has been very Italian. I take the streetcar to work, and here in San Francisco our PCCs are painted in honor of cities that used PCCs, while the other streetcars come from all over the world and bear the livery of their original city. You never know what will pick you up. Today, it was a Class 1500, originally used in Milan and retired in the 90s, then given to San Francisco. Still bears a Milan paint job, and still has all the Italian language signage inside. Then I went to work, and I needed coffee because I'm running low. Go to buy a can of imported Italian espresso, and it's on sale, so I get more. Break comes, and I'm hungry. What lies before me in the Discovery of the Day display near the register? Soda and fig bars imported from Italy. After work I ask a coworker to help me find a wine I might like, and she finds me an Italian wine. And I bought more Italian soda.
Very Italian day today.
I kinda wish I had a credit union, but at the same time Chase has been good to me, and it takes five minutes to walk from my apartment to the bank. I have the College account, so no fees for now. I too have a Chase Disney card, but only as the Debit/Credit combo. I don't have an actual line of credit or monthly bills.
When I interviewed for the job I have now, things went from "interview mode" to "let's discuss how your new job is going to be" within five minutes. It was the damndest thing.
Ivan Rûski wrote:
Man, every time I bring up density people think I mean, like, New York or San Francisco or something. I mean, yea, I live in San Francisco, but that's beside the point. New York and San Francisco are outliers. Drop my city into Europe, and we'd still be dense as all Hell. Density also doesn't look like high rises. Most existing plans rely on three or four stories with corner stores. Anyway, I was just talking crap earlier. I know New York and San Francisco are hard to afford, and I think the solution lies more in addressing medium and small cities thsn shuffling more towards the big cities.
It'd be nice if we could do more of that with the suburbs. Problem is [Political Rant Redacted Under Vigorous Protest].
Have you tried replacing your lawn with thyme?
captain yesterday wrote:
But... but... San Francisco! Transit! No freeways, no parking! 2003 best year of my life!
You do know what massive rates of car usage do to the environment, yes? It's actually kind of terrifying. And thanks to Suburbia, most Americans don't even have a choice whether to drive or not. The current paradigm in American urban planning is shifting towards multifamily and mixed use and away from single family residential for a reason.
Also, I've seen a lot of dense living design that doesn't even use high rises.
And know you know why I refuse to get a driver's license.
I think my roommate and I bonded tonight. He got really high and saw a bee and freaked out, and it was hilarious. Then I turned the lights off because they were what was attracting the bee, and didn't warn him. He freaked out more. Then he went into my room, saw my brand new bookshelf, and freaked out again. Then we went to the grocery store, and he was way too stoned to figure out what he needed to buy and was running all over the place. I tried to get him to buy me alcohol (I'm 24, but I renewed my ID and it's in the mail, so I can't buy alcohol myself) and he was too stoned to understand the concept that I give him cash and he buys me liquor. Then we went home and he spazzed out at all the graffiti in the tunnel.
It was actually all pretty amusing. Kinda worry about him, though.
And grandma never actually entered my apartment. I still need to talk to our housemate about confronting my roommate. He's getting annoyed that my roommate leaves dishes everywhere all the time and bums too much of his weed (both of them smoke grass, it's just that my housemate is courteous and respectful about it and my roommate isn't).
Tricorne Yamakah wrote:
'ave that bastid walk the plank!
We'll tie that scoundrel to a ropeAnd throw him overboard
Drag him underneath the ship
A terrifying deadly trip
Keelhaul that filthy landlubber
That would require me to actually be able to confront people. Which is probably how it got this bad in the first place. Haven't been challenging other stuff like him using everyone else's dishes and then not cleaning them because he's too drunk/stoned, so he may have the impression that he can literally do whatever he wants.
I am so pissed off at my roommate right now. I'm trying to go to bed for the night, and he comes stumbling in at 3AM drunk as all hell, plops down on his bed, and starts blaring Netflix while noisily eating, then lights up some weed. I ask him to stop making so much g*+@@%n noise, and he can't even process that I'm talking to him. Then he passed out with the computer still blaring Netflix. He was up early this morning, though, blaring Netflix when I was trying to get a few more hours of sleep and still too stoned to process me telling him to use headphones or something. Then when I finally gave up of actually getting to sleep and got out of bed, he shut me out of the room while I was in the bathroom.
My store sold someone over a hundred bottles of hot sauce today. Several brands and varieties. Corporate card. Can't think of what kind of corporation would need that except food service, and if you were a restaurant you wouldn't be sending someone to deive up to Cost Plus and load up a shopping card.
Holiday time will be fun. We are a major holiday shopping store, but we are also a major tourist store, and tourism ramps up in winter here. Add in a large population base and accessible location, and these next few months shall be chaos.
Ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge and return by ferry? Really, tourism company? Really? It's 1.7 miles. That's not far. Even in a crowd slowing the bike to a crawl, it really isn't far. Needing a ferry to get back is just not necessary. Even 3.4 miles isn't really that long of a bike ride. I don't need no damn ferry. I like riding boats and all, but seriously. Just ride the bikes back.
In other news, i went to the vending machine for a drink. They had Lunchables. I used to love those as a kid, and I was wondering how horrid they'll taste now that I'm an adult. So I bought a pizza one, and the machine malfunctioned and spit out three. I ate one.
It tastes like sugar. All of it. The sauce, the crust, even the cheese. No wonder so much of the country has diabetes.
Sorry I didn't have time to respond to everybody's well wishing yesterday. Thanks for all of that. Things are a bit hectic. Still hectic, in fact. I do have a job at Cost Plus World Market now. First location ever built, in fact. I like the tourist trap of Fisherman's Wharf surprisingly well for somebody who lives in San Francisco, so working there will be interesting, and since I already had rent and food covered for the rest of the year before getting this job, I'm looking pretty good on finances. Sure, it's only minimum wage, but here in San Francisco that means $12.25 an hour, and 20 hours of that a week when living expenses are already taken care of puts me in a good position to afford fun things. Especially with my 20% employee discount, since my store sells plenty of booze.
You shoot a cop, and you get hunted down like an animal. You are pretty much ended, regardless of whether they shoot you or arrest you. You will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and the book will be thrown at you. Outpourings of sympathy do come pouring in from the local community, and I know very few who actually want cops dead, regardless of bluster. Cops lives do matter in the current system. Can't say the same for a lot of other groups.
I believe Police should not be persecuting citizens for any reason, they should just do their jobs in a legal and professional manner. I believe too that we have the same responsibility to act civilly, respect legitimate authority, and protest abuse. Let's make it better, instead of constantly dividing ourselves into us vs then.
Define "respect legitimate authority".
You don't tell me what to do.
Freehold DM wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
Yea, it was an incredible deal compared to what the University of Montana was offering. I pretty much had to take it.
Wait... It's already two years since you left Job Corps?! How that time flies...
I know, right? It feels like I went from a first quarter community college student to a university junior in no time.
Still waiting on my community college to get me my diploma for that associates degree I earned. They already conferred the degree on me, so I can go around telling prospective employers I have it and the college will tell them it's true if they ask, but I want that piece of paper!
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
I'VE BEEN APPROVED!!!! ! !!! !!!!!! ! !!!!! !!! ! !
I remember when I first got financial aid independence. It was kinda weird how that and residency worked out. I was born and raised in California, but after high school my parents moved to Colorado and I went with them. After I few years, I went to a Job Corps center in Montana. While I was there, I tried to apply to universities in California, but didn't meet the admissions criteria. I didn't meet the criteria in Montana, either, but the University of Montana gave me a chance on the back of high ACT scores and my time at Job Corps. Problem is I couldn't get in state tuition, because my parents lived in Colorado and I lived on federal property. Colorado wasn't going to give me in state tuition because I had Montana ID and voter registration. In California, though, there is a law stating that people who go to a California high school three or more years and get a high school diploma or GED in California are qualified to pay in state tuition and receive state financial aid regardless of residency status. This is meant to allow undocumented immigrants to go to school, but there is nothing excluding US citizens such as myself from using the law. Since I spent all of high school in California and graduated, I was able to move in with my grandmother (who lives within three miles of the best community college in the state), enroll in said community college, and get in state tuition and state financial aid. They also ruled me independent for the purposes of state financial aid, because my parents lived in Colorado and weren't supporting me financially. I was still dependent for federal financial aid until I turned 24, though. Best part? State financial aid paid off tuition, then federal financial aid took care of everything else handily and got me an on campus job on top of that. I didn't pay a cent for two years of community college and an associate's degree, and I transferred to that California State University that refused to let my apply when I lived in Montana because I didn't meet the admissions criteria.
And people wonder why I want to stay in California for my career.
Oh, I forgot about the street performer. There was this acrobat/contortionist at Fisherman's Wharf who's skill is about average. He made up for it with constant self-deprecation and heckling of the audience. He was actually pretty funny, so it worked for him. Got a fair sized audience and walked away at the end with a lot of tips.
captain yesterday wrote:
It wasn't even expensive. I just wanted to ride a boat around, and wasn't really concerned at all about where I was going, so I got on the public transit ferry I'd never heard of before. I ended up in Oakland. I actually got some important shopping done there, but it was depressing how not-crowded it was. Then on the return trip I took the ferry all the way to Fisherman's Wharf, and rode a vintage streetcar to Castro to catch the light rail home.
Before I rode the ferry I dragged my Dad around the Castro. That was extra fun. He went home before I ran for the boats, though.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
You're right, except DEFCON 4 isn't all that high. i think you wanted DEFCON 2.
I found a good explanation for anime style catgirls! Ha!
Of the core races of the setting, one is the Hengeyokai of Rite Publishing. Their appearance is described as thus:
A hengeyokai's true form is that of a humanoid with the face of an animal. The animal is that of its clan. A hengeyokai may change shape, appearing either as a human or in the natural form of her clan animal (alter self, beastshape I). A hengeyokai's human features are always the same, as are her animal features and these features are uniquely hers. That is, a hengeyokai cannot choose to take the shape or form of another person or animal in order to disguise herself without access to other abilities or powers. A hengeyokai can revert to her natural form at will. She may adopt her alternate forms a number of times per day equal to 1/2 her character level (minimum 1).
So, Hengeyokai have actual animal heads, and can straight up turn into animals. Personally, I like humans with animal ears, maybe tails. Well, it could be the case that hengeyokai go around in human form most of the time, not animal face form, because other races are more comfortable with talking to people. This is an age of flashy fashions and experimenting with appearances, though, so maybe younger hengeyokai want to look more animalistic, but don't want to straigt up look like an animal, because that wouldn't be cute. So they shift their ears into animal-person form, but keep the rest of their body human unless they feel like growing out their animal form tail. If people think that looks cool, it could become widespread, and perhaps popularise animal ear headbands among non-hengeyokai.
So, anime style catgirls are literally just a fashion statement. Which fits the tone of the setting perfectly.
I don't buy print books anymore, and I don't really use those I have. I use the SRD at the table or when character building, even though I do buy the PDFs and have some of the earlier hardcovers, because of speed and ease of searching. It could be a generational thing. I'm 24 and the gamers I know are all in college. Basically all of us grew up wih technology everywhere. It could just be that we are more comfortable with tech at the table because we are always using it.