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Seasonal depression was always a weird concept to me, but we never get sun in Ireland anyways. You can't suffer a sudden lack of vitamin D if you never get any in the first place. :P

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It appears Vitamin D isn't the only thing I'm lacking, if ya know what I mean. ;)


Yeah I can't imagine why they would have it by subscription when I can buy it off the shelf here.

Not much John.


Maybe you guys eat a lot of food with vitamin D in it.

Scarab Sages

Since I switched jobs, my free day went from monday to friday, and I'm still not used to it. Its all weird.

(I work 32 hours a week)


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LordSynos wrote:
It appears Vitamin D isn't the only thing I'm lacking, if ya know what I mean. ;)

I can take you to some clubs where you will get lots of Vitamin D, but I didn't know you were into that. Not judging, just surprised.


Sorry I prefer the pick up line. "are you getting enough vitamin me?" just sounds classier.

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LordSynos wrote:
Seasonal depression was always a weird concept to me, but we never get sun in Ireland anyways. You can't suffer a sudden lack of vitamin D if you never get any in the first place. :P

Rainy days where I can't go out makes me feel lethargic and lazy. Then after that I'll get upset with myself for being a lazy sluggard.

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Anyway my home line has been fixed so I'm not growly.


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LordSynos wrote:
It appears Vitamin D isn't the only thing I'm lacking, if ya know what I mean. ;)

Vitamin Trousers.


Been drinking more Vitamin D fortified milk since I moved to Ohio. Hell, it's half the damn price up here, and I like milk anyway. I am getting close to losing my farmer's tan, finally, after four months up here. Always hated having that.


So, as Cap has been keeping you all up to date on area weather, my company decided that they needed to hold a job fair. This week. Specifically on Wednesday. When our projected HIGH temperature will be -11°F before a projected wind chill of at least -50°F (and still colder where CY lives).

Just how many people are going to go to a job fair - and these are not good paying jobs they have open - in that kind of weather?

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Vanykrye wrote:

So, as Cap has been keeping you all up to date on area weather, my company decided that they needed to hold a job fair. This week. Specifically on Wednesday. When our projected HIGH temperature will be -11°F before a projected wind chill of at least -50°F (and still colder where CY lives).

Just how many people are going to go to a job fair - and these are not good paying jobs they have open - in that kind of weather?

I think -1 person.


Vanykrye wrote:

So, as Cap has been keeping you all up to date on area weather, my company decided that they needed to hold a job fair. This week. Specifically on Wednesday. When our projected HIGH temperature will be -11°F before a projected wind chill of at least -50°F (and still colder where CY lives).

Just how many people are going to go to a job fair - and these are not good paying jobs they have open - in that kind of weather?

if there are milkmaids there, I am in.


Illinois doesn't do milkmaids. We're not a dairy state. Soybeans, corn, pork, poultry, and beef. Dairy is a distant afterthought here.


You want buttermaids, Freehold. Think about it: repetitious churning all day. They know how to work a stick.


Vanykrye wrote:
Illinois doesn't do milkmaids. We're not a dairy state. Soybeans, corn, pork, poultry, and beef. Dairy is a distant afterthought here.

sobs more


There's some dairy farming in Pennsylvania. Not as much as Wisconsin, but still ...


Vanykrye wrote:
Illinois doesn't do milkmaids. We're not a dairy state. Soybeans, corn, pork, poultry, and beef. Dairy is a distant afterthought here.

Soymilk maids?


A foot of snow my ass!


Yeah, we didn't get nearly as much as expected.


NobodysHome wrote:
First, I have the 1980s punk movement to thank. One of its fundamental tenets was, "If you let other people define whether you 'look good enough' or are 'cool enough', then you will never be happy. Because other people are jerks, and will do their utmost to tear you down. Be who you want to be, look how you want to look, and never apologize for it."

Heh, my father drilled that into me. :)

The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
From what I remember in my Psych of Aging class, a midlife crisis is caused by getting to a certain age, usually 35-45, and realizing that your life isn't what you expected it to be, and dramatically causing changes in an attempt to make it what you expected or what you want it to suddenly and swiftly.

Hm, maybe I'm not having a midlife crisis then.

I would like to be working as an engineer rather than a tech, but that’s a secondary issue for me. Mostly it’s just, despite all the things I have going on – family, work, Democratic work, and gaming – I feel empty.

I had a very social weekend though, and I feel a lot better today. So maybe I just need a social life beyond Paizo, my one coworker, and my family. I’ll probably get friendly with some of the local Dems, but that kind of thing happens gradually.

The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
I felt trapped in a lifestyle that was far too conservative for me when I was married to a woman who, while awesome and beautiful and such, just was not meant to be my partner in the long-term due to serious disagreements on how we fundamentally view life. As a result of ten years of trying to be something I wasn't, the backlash was...substantial.

You were one of those couples who went “Wait, you voted for that guy?!” to each other, weren’t you? ;)

captain yesterday wrote:
The General and I decided to get in really good shape and f*!# like rabbits, neighborhood association be damned.

Lol, I can get on board with this.

TMI:

Spoiler:
Anxiety meds and the resulting constipation issue have really strangled my libido. Hopefully cutting back will help with both problems.


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I had a moment of real happiness where I got to just smile thinking:

My Happy Thoughts:

For ten years my ex was adamantly anti-dog.

I've had Hunter for just under ten months now. Hands down, he was the best decision I've made in as long as I can remember. He's just chilling, laying against my back, and it's so nice to have his loyalty and such. If you're a pet lover, and your animal causes that reaction, well...you know it's just the best.

I don't know if you can understand what it's like to be so very much pro-animal as I am, and be denied that for a decade, and then finally when you have your independence get your furry friend. I know some of you are quite the pet lovers, but it's rare to see someone who's a pet lover that just...couldn't have pets.

I feel like (a significantly lesser version I would imagine of) a person who can't have kids but wanted to that suddenly could, looking back on their nearly one year old.

In other news: First Session GMing Pathfinder with a Live Group tonight! (Session 0 was last week)


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:


The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
I felt trapped in a lifestyle that was far too conservative for me when I was married to a woman who, while awesome and beautiful and such, just was not meant to be my partner in the long-term due to serious disagreements on how we fundamentally view life. As a result of ten years of trying to be something I wasn't, the backlash was...substantial.
You were one of those couples who went “Wait, you voted for that guy?!” to each other, weren’t you? ;)

No, I don't mean politically conservative. We both were Independents, even though we leaned slightly in the opposite direction - neither one of us had voted for a major party candidate for any Presidential election since **2000. It was more of a lifestyle thing.

She wanted to go to church every week, usually twice a week. She didn't approve of smoking weed. She didn't like hearing cursing. I hate physically going to church (I don't mind livestreams) and the music makes me want to vomit (every church - yes, every single one - the "best" was barely tolerable), I really like weed (even though I haven't had it for months now due to financial reasons, when I have money, it's my preferred entertainment), and I don't think there's anything wrong with swearing.

I argued with her that the Bible doesn't say anywhere to go to church (there's one verse about "assembling yourselves" but that could mean to just hang out with other Christians), nor anything against weed (there's quite a few verses that could even be considered pro-weed), and that the only references to language were in regard to its purpose - edification - rather than its content, so saying "you're a poopy face" is bad while "you're a f+$!ing awesome bastard" is good. She didn't particularly care.

She was extremely financially conservative as well, and tight with her money - I mean, she saved enough where right now she's in Europe enjoying a year off of work volunteering for poor communities and seeing three separate countries... I'm happy for her (I didn't fight for anything when we divorced since I knew she earned more than me and carried me many years when my mental issues were too much for me), and we're still friends now, but then? I'm more of a "live in the moment" person. I could be hit by a bus tomorrow, and then where does all that thinking for twenty years from now help me?

So yeah, it wasn't so much a political thing as an every day life thing.

Why'd we get married? I think she inspired me to be something I wasn't, and the real me that I'm figuring out now is somewhere in between where I was trying to be with her, and where I was before meeting her.

**Side Note - 2000 Election:
I lived in Florida, in Palm Beach County, and let me tell you, I still remember 20 years later - it was not hard to read the infamous "Butterfly Ballot" - I voted for Gore, not Buchannon, and I know I did, because my eyes and my brain both were functioning properly at the time.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

TMI:

** spoiler omitted **...

Try kratom, if it's legal where you're at. Relieves anxiety and has some serious effects in that department. Similar to weed and whiskey if you take too much, though.


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Woran wrote:
Cover Turtle wrote:

*Peeks out from under his cover shell*

I'm already going on for far too long, spending far too...

*puts blanket over turtle*

Its all right.
Take your time. We love you.

This one. And, my dude, if they put up with my nonsense, you’re cool. I set the bar reaaaallly high.


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Re: midlife crisis - I honestly don’t know if I did or ever will have one. Maybe? I got, like, eight years before I’m out of range, I suppose, but I’m pretty satisfied with life. But tell your friend that we love him and he’s pretty boss.


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LordSynos wrote:
Morning FaWtL. Hope everyone is well today, and has had a good weekend. Hope the day ahead goes well too. :)

heelo! Good to see you! My phone screen has gone white for some reason so this post will likely be embarrassing!


John Napier 698 wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Oh, I know what it is, but (almost) every time I ask that someone has to explain it to me, which is why I ask, to see who it is.

I'm surprised, usually it's Tac or John.

Up until I realized that it's just a schtick, then I just let it drop.

Good morning, everyone.

I NEVER let things drop! EGER!

(I can’t... I can’t read the posts I’m making. I hope this is legible.)


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Clocking out. Good night, everyone.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:


TMI:
** spoiler omitted **...

Yes. Anxiety/depression meds universally have those side effects (as far as I'm aware, I am not a doctor, boilerplate generalization).

Anecdotally, I know more than a few people on anxiety/depression meds and every single one of them deal with those exact same side effects.


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I f$*@ing hate flakes. Every goddamn group. Every single motherf~&$ing group. God shitcocking damnit gamers are the worst.

Guess what happened today.


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Cap'n Yesterdays Winter Revenge wrote:
A foot of snow my ass!

We've had the snow equivalent of designer stubble, i.e. the ground looks like Ancient Bryan Adams' face.

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At the moment I have no social life other then my BF and my family. OK yakking shop about diving trips with my colleagues on vacation was nice, though the beer session wasn't very healthy. And I spend more time seeing my running buddies then my friends, again one is going to have a kid, so not sure how convenient it is to go out.

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VE - I don't hang out in any place of worship, period. I don't follow exactly to any form of religious belief. I believe that there's a higher power out there but it does not particularly answer to any name in particular and cares more about what you've done(intents and all) rather then any form of worship.

My family doesn't believe in swearing either and compared to them I sound like a pirate. I've been told to watch my language on a couple of occasions. My BF believes that swearing is being true to yourself and probably my BF would have more in common with you then I would. (We're fairly different in life attitudes)

We both wouldn't do weed(or maybe I might, if it's legal and out of scientific curiosity), and he doesn't even touch alcohol.


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*Peeks out from his shell*

Thanks everyone.
I'll probably rant on later today, or maybe not...
depends on how much energy I have left.
But again thanks for the positive vibes and comments.

*Goes back into hiding*


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Please rant as much as you wish. Get it out. The more you share, the more we can comisserate.


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Cover Turtle wrote:

*Peeks out from his shell*

Thanks everyone.
I'll probably rant on later today, or maybe not...
depends on how much energy I have left.
But again thanks for the positive vibes and comments.

*Goes back into hiding*

I was going to comment earlier, but I didn't have time, and I didn't feel bad about it!

We're here for you. We'll listen. We'll commiserate. But we will NEVER get irritated with you for failing to read and respond to 300-odd messages.

Unless your name is TacticsLion, we won't get mad at your for vanishing for weeks at a time.

Relax. We're here for you. We've got your back. Take your time. Be incoherent. We don't mind.

I have teenagers and I work for a Global Megacorporation. Incoherency is my existence.


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OK. I asked GothBard whether I'd had a midlife crisis:

"You're driving a red Prius while wearing tomato pants! NO, you have not had a midlife crisis!"

I'm not sure she's clear on the concept...

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NobodysHome wrote:

OK. I asked GothBard whether I'd had a midlife crisis:

"You're driving a red Prius while wearing tomato pants! NO, you have not had a midlife crisis!"

I'm not sure she's clear on the concept...

Can I see you in tomato pants?

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Cover Turtle wrote:

*Peeks out from his shell*

Thanks everyone.
I'll probably rant on later today, or maybe not...
depends on how much energy I have left.
But again thanks for the positive vibes and comments.

*Goes back into hiding*

I don't answer to 300 odd messages either, Im not into philosophy so I won't answer to every post in here since I don't usually have much to say about philosophical stuff. If you're feeling too drained, just rest and take care on your end. There are some days you don't even want to get out of bed, period.


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Just a Mort wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

OK. I asked GothBard whether I'd had a midlife crisis:

"You're driving a red Prius while wearing tomato pants! NO, you have not had a midlife crisis!"

I'm not sure she's clear on the concept...

Can I see you in tomato pants?

I can at least link the pants.

Getting anyone in this household to make my picture is like pulling teeth. They're all too busy gaming...


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We got about 6 inches of snow, which was good for a 16 hour run, now comes the bitter cold, school is already cancelled for tomorrow.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Unless your name is TacticsLion, we won't get mad at your for vanishing for weeks at a time.

H-hey! That's me-ist! Dang it!


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I don't think I've gone weeks without posting.

I think I went a week once or twice, but that was just to cultivate mystique.

No one noticed.


captain yesterday wrote:

I don't think I've gone weeks without posting.

I think I went a week once or twice, but that was just to cultivate mystique.

No one noticed.

Spooooooooooooooooooky~!

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captain yesterday wrote:

I don't think I've gone weeks without posting.

I think I went a week once or twice, but that was just to cultivate mystique.

No one noticed.

I'll just take it as RL kept you busy. And RL>any gaming/forum activities anyway, so you gotta do what you have to do.


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Once, I was thegreenteagamer, and then I disappeared for months, maybe it was years, and came back with a new name.

Like Zon-Kuthon before me, I was similarly metamorphosing myself to the darkness.


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Communicating with the kids:

NobodysHome: Hey, Impus Major! Your mom got called away unexpectedly tonight, so I think it's a good opportunity for you guys to try out some of that teenager chow I bought for you. Want to pick some out now and I'll cook it for you, or do you want to look at it later?
Impus Major: I'll look at it later.

NH: Hey, Impus Minor! Your mom got called away unexpectedly tonight, so you guys are having some of that teenager chow I bought for you. Want me to cook it, or do you want to look at it?
IMnr: We have teenager chow?
NH: Yeah, come look!
Impus Minor gazes in wonder at what $80 will buy you at Costco in terms of frozen junk food. Long story short, I realized it was cheaper and less annoying to keep my freezer stocked with crap I'd never eat but that they would, rather than trying to feed them 'real' food once a month. So I got one of everything that looked like easily-heatable finger food except the frozen burgers, because those things are all kinds of awful. So we've got pizza pockets, chicken and cheese pockets, bean and rice burritos, chimichangas, tacquitos, mini tacos; whatever Costco had that didn't look truly nasty. (I also avoided the Foster Farms chicken corn dogs. Bleah!)
So yeah. Lots and lots and LOTS of stuff of a nature Impus Minor loves

IMnr: Nah. I think I'll have some later.

(A few minutes later)
IMnr: Hey, Dad! What are these tortilla chips and salsa doing in the kitchen?
NH: Oh, they're to go with the fish tacos I'm making tomorrow night.
The kids both get excessively excited, crying out in unison, "Fish tacos?!?! We're having fish tacos?!?!?
NH: NO! You're having them tomorrow night! Remember? Your mom's not around so we're doing something else?
IMnr: (With BIG eyes) Can't you make them two nights in a row?
NH: No.
(Impus Minor walks disappointedly back to his room)

(90 minutes later)
IMaj: Dad, when are you going to get started on dinner?
NH: What?
IMaj: I thought you were making us fish tacos.
NH: Do you remember our conversation about teenager chow AT ALL?
IMaj: Yeah, but no. I thought you were making fish tacos.

The saddest part is, all it does is reassure me that *MY* forgetfulness isn't age-related.


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I'd rather have the chimichangas than the fish tacos, myself.

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