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Just a Mort wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
The Game Hamster wrote:
In other news, I am 2 hours in on my 8 hour drive back to Tennessee.

that's a long way to go for a date.

Then again, I drove 15 hours to meet Vany, and he didn't even kiss me good night.

Why whatever did I do to make you think I kiss on the first date?

Who doesn't kiss on the first date?

Serial killers, maybe?

I let the lady set the pace for intimate contact for a variety of reasons.

In no way will I let Freehold set the pace.

*sniff*

Just a Mort wrote:
Snowpocalypse sounds awesome but I'd probably freeze and form a cat popsicle

** spoiler omitted **

Man, that is one cat I would enjoy eating!

** spoiler omitted **

Oh Freehold. We had such high hopes for you!

*mock sighs*

I didn't. I expected pretty much exactly that.

Of course I'm nekkid. It's what Freehold would want.


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There was mention earlier of cops and ticket quotas. I had a friend in high school whose dad was a cop. I asked him one day about ticket quotas. He said (paraphrasing here, it's been a long time): "There aren't really any quotas. But you are judged unofficially on a number of things, including tickets given out during traffic duty. If the higher ups think you aren't giving out enough, they will make their displeasure known in a variety of ways. Such as giving you crappy shifts, or the s&#&ty car, or not approving your vacation requests, things like that. So, no real quotas, just enforced unofficial ones."

Now, that was for one small county in Illinois. Can't say it's the same everywhere, but it seems likely to me.


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You never realize how filthy your house/apartment is until you are moving out and have to clean it.


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The difference between smooth and creepy is how the other person feels about you.


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Hey Google, want a new way to make money? An online dating service that matches people based on their browsing history. You're welcome.


Why is it okay to tell a guy "Thanks, man" but not to tell a lady "Thanks, woman"?


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Autocorrect is like an annoying, not-so-smart friend who is right just often enough that you keep listening to them.


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Why don't the makers of "Head & Shoulders" shampoo also make a "Knees & Toes" body wash?

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:

I'm not on the giftlist?...

The distance between US and Denmark is 7506 km. So yeah you wouldn't be. It's like Vidmaster7 asking me for cakes...
Can I have cake?

Sadly the distance between Singapore and untied states of America is like 15299 km. So no.

Because there's a distinct possibility it'd spoil before it got there.

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Stroopwafel experiment no. 2. Stroopwafel are better when only heated on one side, so one side remains crispy. The Stroopwafel was left on the rim of my boiling hot cup of spearmint chamomile for 6 minutes, then eaten. Still too sweet for me, though.


Freehold DM wrote:
My testicles did not explode today!

Spoiler:

EXPLOSIVE BALLS!


Just a Mort wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:

I'm not on the giftlist?...

The distance between US and Denmark is 7506 km. So yeah you wouldn't be. It's like Vidmaster7 asking me for cakes...
Can I have cake?

Sadly the distance between Singapore and untied states of America is like 15299 km. So no.

Because there's a distinct possibility it'd spoil before it got there.

You could come here and make cake.

And by here, I mean the US, not specifically to me. That might be weird. "Come to my house and bake me a cake!"

No. That's not right.


It's actually quite serendipitous, Mort. You have a brother in Arizona. I have a brother in Arizona. We could both visit our brothers (I visit mine, and you visit yours. Although I guess I could visit yours while you visit mine, but that could be awkward.) and meet. And you could give me cake then.

Wait a minute...my brother in Arizona isn't your brother in Arizona too, is he? That would make us siblings... Siblings who didn't know it... HEY!! I get a sister and she gave me cake! Sweet!

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gran rey de los mono wrote:

It's actually quite serendipitous, Mort. You have a brother in Arizona. I have a brother in Arizona. We could both visit our brothers (I visit mine, and you visit yours. Although I guess I could visit yours while you visit mine, but that could be awkward.) and meet. And you could give me cake then.

Wait a minute...my brother in Arizona isn't your brother in Arizona too, is he? That would make us siblings... Siblings who didn't know it... HEY!! I get a sister and she gave me cake! Sweet!

LOL Gran. But I'm planning to visit him next year since I ran out of annual leave for this year on the Hokkaido trip. Good point, I could get to serious baking down there and leave him a pantry full of souvenirs. Also might be a good idea to see how many FAWTL dudes I can catch while there...


Freehold DM wrote:


Just a Mort wrote:
Snowpocalypse sounds awesome but I'd probably freeze and form a cat popsicle

** spoiler omitted **

Man, that is one cat I would enjoy eating!

** spoiler omitted **

*Looks around the thread-corner, while wearing a bib and brandishing a knife and fork*

Someone said something about 'eating' cat?!


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NobodysHome wrote:
So, the kids finished Detroit: Being Human today…

*Looks up game*

So it's a David Cage game...
I think I'll pass on it, though my brother might like it, as I'm not really much of a fan of David's writing.

Vanykrye wrote:


I let the lady set the pace for intimate contact for a variety of reasons.

I really really try doing this, but its always been hard.

I'm innately very physical person, or in other words I tend to touch a lot. I touch hands, arms, shoulders on most people, mostly to emphasize emotions, and if it warranted, intimacy.
I have experienced though, being carried away and touching waists or faces/necks unsolicited, which I now now is off-limits for some people.
It's hard,at least for me, to get the "signals" for what's alright and what's not. I don't read emotions that well, and as a someone in the high functioning autism, I don't really tend to seen things quite like other people.

I guess I'm saying "I'm trying" though the results have been mixed over the years.

Vanykrye wrote:


In no way will I let Freehold set the pace.

I would probably let Freehold set the pace... ;p

Just a Mort wrote:


The distance between US and Denmark is 7506 km. So yeah you wouldn't be. It's like Vidmaster7 asking me for cakes...

So no cake for me either?

*Sighs and Sniffles slightly*

And here I was thinking about sending kitty some tasty treats and candies this summer...

*Looks up postage costs*

0.0

Okay kitty you might be on to something…

Just a Mort wrote:


LOL Gran. But I'm planning to visit him next year since I ran out of annual leave for this year on the Hokkaido trip. Good point, I could get to serious baking down there and leave him a pantry full of souvenirs. Also might be a good idea to see how many FAWTL dudes I can catch while there...

*Sniffles again*

No one wants visit me up here fairy-tale land...

=(

*Starts scraping together for a trip to the states*

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Look on the bright side, Kjeldorn! Then you can meet Freehold and let him set the pace!

And of course, I'll be no where around when THAT happens =)


Just a Mort wrote:

Look on the bright side, Kjeldorn! Then you can meet Freehold and let him set the pace!

And of course, I'll be no where around when THAT happens =)

I'm sure Freehold wouldn't mind making some room for a curious kitty ;P


I too am very tactile, but I always ask first before touching, or at least try to read any signs in evidence. Mistranslations do occur, and apologies- often embarrassed ones- are readily made.


Kjeldorn wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

Look on the bright side, Kjeldorn! Then you can meet Freehold and let him set the pace!

And of course, I'll be no where around when THAT happens =)

I'm sure Freehold wouldn't mind making some room for a curious kitty ;P

there is always room for kitty


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, the kids finished Detroit: Being Human today.

On the one hand, it was an awesome story. Very deep, with an amazing insight into the nature of humanity. On the other hand, the game "play" was virtually nonexistent; you were just choosing from a set of available responses, and very occasionally playing a few button-mashing games. So I'd call it more of an "interactive book" than a "game".

And I'm afraid $60 for an "interactive book", even one that takes 20-30 hours to finish, is a bit steep.

The game's playing itself, Jon...


gran rey de los mono wrote:

There was mention earlier of cops and ticket quotas. I had a friend in high school whose dad was a cop. I asked him one day about ticket quotas. He said (paraphrasing here, it's been a long time): "There aren't really any quotas. But you are judged unofficially on a number of things, including tickets given out during traffic duty. If the higher ups think you aren't giving out enough, they will make their displeasure known in a variety of ways. Such as giving you crappy shifts, or the s%!~ty car, or not approving your vacation requests, things like that. So, no real quotas, just enforced unofficial ones."

Now, that was for one small county in Illinois. Can't say it's the same everywhere, but it seems likely to me.

That's pretty much identical to what my Google research said: Quotas are illegal in most states, but quite a few leaks reveal that they're unofficially encouraged/enforced.

Thanks!


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NobodysHome wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:

There was mention earlier of cops and ticket quotas. I had a friend in high school whose dad was a cop. I asked him one day about ticket quotas. He said (paraphrasing here, it's been a long time): "There aren't really any quotas. But you are judged unofficially on a number of things, including tickets given out during traffic duty. If the higher ups think you aren't giving out enough, they will make their displeasure known in a variety of ways. Such as giving you crappy shifts, or the s%!~ty car, or not approving your vacation requests, things like that. So, no real quotas, just enforced unofficial ones."

Now, that was for one small county in Illinois. Can't say it's the same everywhere, but it seems likely to me.

That's pretty much identical to what my Google research said: Quotas are illegal in most states, but quite a few leaks reveal that they're unofficially encouraged/enforced.

Thanks!

How well do you know Whingey's aikido buddy, Mark Hamill's Doppelganger? (Seriously; my Mom still refuses to call him anything but Luke)

He has stories about his time in the CHP, and why he quit after he'd worked for years to get there.

He tends to sum it up as "I wasn't enough of an a$$#0le", but if you want to know more, you can ask Whingey next time you see him.

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Sitting at home with a cupa tea...just did my laundry so just relaxing before bed. Also had some papadams earlier.


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So, of the two interviews WW had yesterday, one actually looks like he just might get it.

It's with a new private high school in Dallas that offers prep school education *and* job training to students from low-income families. They have regular classes four days a week, and the fifth day, they are placed in a local business matched with their future career goals. Their salaries from their jobs are paid to the school to cover approx. 2/3 the cost of their tuition, the families pay about 10%, and the rest is from private donors. The idea is that, when they graduate, they not only have the classroom education, but they also have built a starter resume that's a little more impressive than your average high school kid's.

Since one of my biggest complaints about working in private education myself is that, for the most part, it's education for the rich, and it pi$$es me off, I am solidly in favor of this educational model.

And he's excited about being considered for the job.

I sooooooooo hope he gets this one!


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Update on Aiymi: No improvement. Will be calling her primary doc tomorrow if there's no improvement throughout today.


Vanykrye wrote:
Update on Aiymi: No improvement. Will be calling her primary doc tomorrow if there's no improvement throughout today.

I was just about to ask...


lisamarlene wrote:

So, of the two interviews WW had yesterday, one actually looks like he just might get it.

It's with a new private high school in Dallas that offers prep school education *and* job training to students from low-income families. They have regular classes four days a week, and the fifth day, they are placed in a local business matched with their future career goals. Their salaries from their jobs are paid to the school to cover approx. 2/3 the cost of their tuition, the families pay about 10%, and the rest is from private donors. The idea is that, when they graduate, they not only have the classroom education, but they also have built a starter resume that's a little more impressive than your average high school kid's.

Since one of my biggest complaints about working in private education myself is that, for the most part, it's education for the rich, and it pi$$es me off, I am solidly in favor of this educational model.

And he's excited about being considered for the job.

I sooooooooo hope he gets this one!

best of luck to whingey!


Good vibes for Aiymi, and don't hesitate to be the squeeky wheel for her!

Really enjoyed NOVA's Dawn of Humanity, a documentary about that massive fossil find from years ago, where they found zillions of hominid bones in the deep bowels of a byzantine cave. It had a lot of in-the-moment interviews and footage, giving it an almost-reality TV vibe...except of course it is reality.

(Can you tell I'm not a fan of so-called reality tv?)

Also really liking Netflix's Explained, each episode of which is a 20-minute crash course in a topic, ranging from K-Pop to [the search for] extraterrestrial intelligence to the stock market. It's not enought to make anyone an expert of course, but it is surprisingly informative.


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lisamarlene wrote:

So, of the two interviews WW had yesterday, one actually looks like he just might get it.

It's with a new private high school in Dallas that offers prep school education *and* job training to students from low-income families. They have regular classes four days a week, and the fifth day, they are placed in a local business matched with their future career goals. Their salaries from their jobs are paid to the school to cover approx. 2/3 the cost of their tuition, the families pay about 10%, and the rest is from private donors. The idea is that, when they graduate, they not only have the classroom education, but they also have built a starter resume that's a little more impressive than your average high school kid's.

Since one of my biggest complaints about working in private education myself is that, for the most part, it's education for the rich, and it pi$$es me off, I am solidly in favor of this educational model.

And he's excited about being considered for the job.

I sooooooooo hope he gets this one!

*Starts crossing stuff again*

*Re-Crack!*

Still totally worth it for LM + family

*Would send hugs, is locked in painful super-cross position ^^'*


Vanykrye wrote:
Update on Aiymi: No improvement. Will be calling her primary doc tomorrow if there's no improvement throughout today.

*Sends hopes, good vibes and hugs if she's not in too much pain*


Starting to get hangry...


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Ah, Global Megacorporation! Will you never cease to amuse and amaze me!

Tuesday, 10:00 am: We receive a surprise emergency announcement that we have an environment, and we must perform a thorough test on it before Thursday, when we will be given a second, different environment to test.

Wednesday, 10:00 am: After 8 work hours of frantic scrambling by the entire team (so a full work week if you consider that there are 5 of us), we finish our testing... just in time to be told, "Oh, never mind. We've decided that you don't actually get a choice, and we'll be using environment #2 (the one we haven't tested) instead..."

Yep. Making us scramble for no end purpose. That's my Global Megacorporation!

Hey, at least they pay us well for it!


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So, how important is exercise towards your senescence?

NobodysMother walked at least an hour a day, and went to the gym for a 3-hour workout at least twice a week, starting with her retirement at 68, and going on into her early 80s.

So her most recent complaint?

"Yeah, I'm really slowing down. At 82 I could do 12 miles and 2500' vertical easily. Now at 87 I'm only doing 5 miles and 500' vertical."

Hey, Hi! Where are you hiding? My 87-year-old mother wants to outhike you...


First attempt at teaching sword & buckler went OK, although there was a certain amount of confusion amongst the participants. Will have to think about what I can do about that...


Carnage time.

I found a note on the windshield of the Celica this afternoon, politely informing me that it was illegal to block any part of the sidewalk, even while in my own driveway. And Albany is going to start aggressively ticketing those who do.

So, since our street is extremely parking-impacted, and this is putting another 10 cars on the street on our block alone, I called the police station and asked, "So, if I can't use my driveway, can I block my driveway?"
And the very pleasant woman answered, "No, that's still a citable offense."

So Albany just decided to add another 10 cars to our already-seriously-impacted parking situation.

WTF, Albany?


NobodysHome wrote:

Carnage time.

I found a note on the windshield of the Celica this afternoon, politely informing me that it was illegal to block any part of the sidewalk, even while in my own driveway. And Albany is going to start aggressively ticketing those who do.

So, since our street is extremely parking-impacted, and this is putting another 10 cars on the street on our block alone, I called the police station and asked, "So, if I can't use my driveway, can I block my driveway?"
And the very pleasant woman answered, "No, that's still a citable offense."

So Albany just decided to add another 10 cars to our already-seriously-impacted parking situation.

WTF, Albany?

I am very familiar with the practice. Even around here you cannot block your own driveway.


Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Carnage time.

I found a note on the windshield of the Celica this afternoon, politely informing me that it was illegal to block any part of the sidewalk, even while in my own driveway. And Albany is going to start aggressively ticketing those who do.

So, since our street is extremely parking-impacted, and this is putting another 10 cars on the street on our block alone, I called the police station and asked, "So, if I can't use my driveway, can I block my driveway?"
And the very pleasant woman answered, "No, that's still a citable offense."

So Albany just decided to add another 10 cars to our already-seriously-impacted parking situation.

WTF, Albany?

I am very familiar with the practice. Even around here you cannot block your own driveway.

Oh, I *understand* that it's illegal, but the cops have always turned a blind eye in neighborhoods like ours because they were built back in the 1920s-1930s when no one conceived of having two cars. Add an apartment complex and a few quads just down the block and parking in the area is virtually nonexistent already.

So why the sudden enforcement? It's definitely a strange turn of events, and if you look at it on its face it's, "I'm going to make my citizens' lives miserable to enforce a set of arbitrary laws based on realities that don't exist here."

Keeping your driveway clear is intended to allow emergency vehicles ready access to your house. Considering that an ambulance could not possibly fit into my driveway in the first place, the reasons for leaving the driveway clear are... unclear, at best.

EDIT: Interestingly enough, *only* the Celica seems to have gotten the note. Is someone sick of seeing it and trying to harass it into nonexistence? If so, good luck to them! I've got two kids to teach to drive a stick shift.


Perhaps I should send pictures of all the abundant parking instead of our obnoxiously huge yards.


Captain Yesterday, FaWtL 6 News wrote:
Perhaps I should send pictures of all the abundant parking instead of our obnoxiously huge yards.

The commute's too far.

Oh, by the by, after the birthday dinner disaster Skates is off the list of things you should see.

How do you feel about Mexican? Chevy's isn't all that great, but has good drinks and a similar bay view to Skates without the exorbitant prices...


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Funny story, Ha Ha, turns out the prices for airfare the website quoted when we entered everything in is per person and not all four like we'd thought.

So, we're trying to figure everything out.


Aiymi update: Been back in the ER for the last couple+ hours. She's failing the basic cognitive tests (what day of the week is it, what month is it, etc) now. I can't keep her conscious long enough for her to eat more than a couple of bites at a time. They're admitting her into the hospital tonight. We still don't have a diagnosis.

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NobodysHome wrote:

So, how important is exercise towards your senescence?

NobodysMother walked at least an hour a day, and went to the gym for a 3-hour workout at least twice a week, starting with her retirement at 68, and going on into her early 80s.

So her most recent complaint?

"Yeah, I'm really slowing down. At 82 I could do 12 miles and 2500' vertical easily. Now at 87 I'm only doing 5 miles and 500' vertical."

Hey, Hi! Where are you hiding? My 87-year-old mother wants to outhike you...

LOL. We already did that. Me? Probably expected, I'm 20 years his junior or so and go to the gym regularly. My Dad? 18 years his senior, with a head full of white hairs? =P

Again the person who's job is closest to my Dad? Captain Yesterday. So yes, my Dad clocks 10,000 steps on a regular work day without going to the gym. He's a plant engineer but the more accurate term to describe his job is Mr Fix-it.


captain yesterday wrote:

Funny story, Ha Ha, turns out the prices for airfare the website quoted when we entered everything in is per person and not all four like we'd thought.

So, we're trying to figure everything out.

OMG! That becomes terrifying, fast!

Yeah, I know Southwest always advertises its $49 "Wanna get away?" airfares, and by the time you've figured out that that's one-way and BEFORE all the airport fees and whatnot and that $49 ticket is closer to $140 and it's not feeling like all that much of a bargain after all.

Maybe we compromise and meet in Yellowstone after horrific, horror-laden drives. Of course, you'd miss out on NobodysWife because there is no way in Hades I would get her to take that trip, but the kids have never been, and I owe them a father/sons trip in August anyway.

Now, is there a train to Yellowstone...?

EDIT: OK, holy carp; Amtrak has a whole, "Plan your vacation around taking the train to Yellowstone" thing. That could be all kinds of fun...

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Vanykrye wrote:
Aiymi update: Been back in the ER for the last couple+ hours. She's failing the basic cognitive tests (what day of the week is it, what month is it, etc) now. I can't keep her conscious long enough for her to eat more than a couple of bites at a time. They're admitting her into the hospital tonight. We still don't have a diagnosis.

Oh sh*t. This really doesn't look good. I hope they figure out what's wrong with her as soon as possible.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Aiymi update: Been back in the ER for the last couple+ hours. She's failing the basic cognitive tests (what day of the week is it, what month is it, etc) now. I can't keep her conscious long enough for her to eat more than a couple of bites at a time. They're admitting her into the hospital tonight. We still don't have a diagnosis.

Oh, crap! Good luck!

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captain yesterday wrote:

Funny story, Ha Ha, turns out the prices for airfare the website quoted when we entered everything in is per person and not all four like we'd thought.

So, we're trying to figure everything out.

Yeah we had that experience in Hokkaido, we thought the set was for 2,turned out it was for one. I chalk it up to lost in translation.

The good side was that the servings were that generous, it fed two anyway(with a little top up of rice). Us Asians don't eat as much as you Caucasians.


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NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Funny story, Ha Ha, turns out the prices for airfare the website quoted when we entered everything in is per person and not all four like we'd thought.

So, we're trying to figure everything out.

OMG! That becomes terrifying, fast!

Yeah, I know Southwest always advertises its $49 "Wanna get away?" airfares, and by the time you've figured out that that's one-way and BEFORE all the airport fees and whatnot and that $49 ticket is closer to $140 and it's not feeling like all that much of a bargain after all.

Maybe we compromise and meet in Yellowstone after horrific, horror-laden drives. Of course, you'd miss out on NobodysWife because there is no way in Hades I would get her to take that trip, but the kids have never been, and I owe them a father/sons trip in August anyway.

Now, is there a train to Yellowstone...?

EDIT: OK, holy carp; Amtrak has a whole, "Plan your vacation around taking the train to Yellowstone" thing. That could be all kinds of fun...

The General wanted to look into camping once we get out there, and yes I was also planning on looking into trains. :-)

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My Dad's bragging rights. Around 3 years back he climbed up Huang Shan instead of using the cable car. His excuse? The cable car queue was too long. Yeah, it was like 2h wait.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Aiymi update: Been back in the ER for the last couple+ hours. She's failing the basic cognitive tests (what day of the week is it, what month is it, etc) now. I can't keep her conscious long enough for her to eat more than a couple of bites at a time. They're admitting her into the hospital tonight. We still don't have a diagnosis.

That's terrible.

I hope they can get to the bottom of what's afflicting Aiymi and get to treating her, so you two can get some peace of mind.

*Hugs and good vibes to the both of you*

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