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Title: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 06, 2006, 12:25:10 PM
Dentists suck

I go in, my mouth doesn't hurt.

I come out, it does.

Where's the problem here again?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 06, 2006, 01:39:42 PM
Dentist has kids to feed too, you know.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 06, 2006, 01:50:16 PM
That's cute! You think dentists breed like people do!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on April 06, 2006, 01:53:48 PM
They breed, but not like people... Dentists inject their DNA into peoples teeth, where they grow and grow untill you need a root canal. ;D
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 06, 2006, 02:02:57 PM
Never said they bred them. they just have them. like Jeffe said.....or... is it something far more sinister!!

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on April 06, 2006, 02:06:44 PM
What I want to know is whether you made an appointment yet for that other issue of yours.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 06, 2006, 02:15:19 PM
yes dear.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on April 06, 2006, 02:20:12 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on April 06, 2006, 02:49:50 PM
Incidentally, I just got this email from some ward members inviting me to a Dentist's Nightmare Party/Braces Off Party. Gobs and gobs of caramel, other sticky things, and heaping bowls of popcorn are on the menu. Mmm.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 06, 2006, 03:01:23 PM
What about Oreos?

those are the best things to eat right before a dentists appointment.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on April 06, 2006, 05:52:11 PM
And now I get to revel in the joy of never having had braces.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on April 06, 2006, 06:20:56 PM
As do I. Suckers.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on April 07, 2006, 01:25:45 AM
Hey, if it's good enough for Ilsa Lund, it's good enough for me.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Skar on April 12, 2006, 12:58:25 PM
I was just asked to photoshop the nipples off a dog. I did it.  And I got paid to do it.  I feel dirty as well as grumpy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 12, 2006, 01:04:36 PM
It could be much worse, skar.  You could have been asked to photoshop them ONTO the dog.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Skar on April 12, 2006, 01:42:39 PM
You're right.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on April 12, 2006, 01:50:31 PM
I was going to make a comment out George Cloony and Batman's dog but I don't think it would be appropriate.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 12, 2006, 04:11:30 PM
It doesn't have to do with the chest area of that costume they put Clooney in, in that brain-drilling rhetoric where he pretended to be some kinda superhero he wasn't meant to be, does it?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on April 12, 2006, 09:48:47 PM
You people are dangerously close to tearing down my carefully constructed reality that no Batman movies were made between Batman Returns (I'm a sucker for a chick in vinyl) and Batman begins. Put the subject down and back away slowly before someone gets hurt.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on April 13, 2006, 01:06:27 AM
Sleeping habits so freaking screwed up!! :(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on April 13, 2006, 04:06:22 AM
I think I should be grumpy, but I'm not.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on April 15, 2006, 12:18:36 AM
I don't know why I'm so grumpy but I am. I feel so depressed-emo-kid, too.  Blah.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on April 17, 2006, 11:50:40 AM
Im grumpy because I lost a book I had just bought due to forgetfullness. I dropped something as I was getting in the car with all hands full so I put the book on the roof. And the I forgot to get it back. Since it was a RPG book it was a costly loss.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 17, 2006, 12:56:53 PM
If it makes anyone feel any better, I never have bad days!

;D
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on April 17, 2006, 12:58:18 PM
Untill that hastily worded reply you didnt.  >:( :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on April 17, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
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If it makes anyone feel any better, I never have bad days!


Is that a challenge?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 17, 2006, 04:59:51 PM
Bad things happen, I take everything in stride.

Happiness is a limited commodity. The less others have, the more there is for me.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on April 17, 2006, 05:02:53 PM
Since you refuse to dirrectly answer my question I have no choice but to shove seven pounds of crushed network cards up your nose.

*Fastor shoves seven pounds of crushed up network cards into your nostrils.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 17, 2006, 05:26:04 PM
/me wonders where he picked up 7 pounds of crushed network cards.

Hmmmmmm.......... I bet I could make money with that!! Kinda like the super hip drug of the late 00's You know, much like Cocaine in the 80's?

hey man, you got any silicon?

.......On second thought, it probably wouldn't work.

You're almost to the point of making a really cool trend FMP...... Almost... it's missing that special something.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on April 17, 2006, 05:43:50 PM
Crushed up network cards injected with truth serum?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on April 17, 2006, 06:01:35 PM
Stupid Utah weather (http://www.vanessakchristenson.com/images/04-17-06.jpg). *Grumble*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on April 17, 2006, 07:56:21 PM
I'm glad I left Utah this morning before the bad weather hit.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 18, 2006, 09:22:06 AM
no bad weather here, but a heckuva commute.

a car overturned in the HOV lanes, blocking both of them for almost an hour. Equipment to help blocked two of the northbound normal lanes. So... EVERYONE trying to get into DC from Virginia had exactly one freeway lane to use to do so.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 18, 2006, 12:30:55 PM
That sucks! Maybe you shouldn't work in D.C. you have a higher chance of being killed there than dying in Iraq you know.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 18, 2006, 12:36:58 PM
I don't work in DC, really. I work in Arlington, across the river from DC. But I still needed to take 395 to get to work
Guess I coulda taken the beltway and come in on 66, but that seemed like an even bigger time drain
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on April 22, 2006, 04:28:29 AM
Thursday sucked. I had to get up at seven thirty after hanging out and playing video games with a huge group of friends until like two. When I got up I was dragged halfway across town to Nielsen's Grove Park (which by the way looks totally awesome, and I'm planning on going to the grand opening this Wensday) Where I had to do some community service for missing school.

Aside from getting stabbed all over in my hands every time I pulled a weed by those stupid stickers, and then nearly falling in the pond, I had a somewhat good time. That is until I started to get a sunburn, which wasn't improved by the fact that I still had another hour, or later when my mom forgot to pick me up, so I had to spend another hour walking back across town. Anyway, like I've already said, Thursday sucked.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 24, 2006, 09:18:53 AM
You could have considered, y'know, not staying out till 2am. :)

but yeah, suxxors.

I got away with a lot in High School, it occurs to me. I just walked out of school and skipped a number of times. One time I cut class by telling the teacher I was going to the nurse's office, and then wandered the building, accidentallly walking outside the same classroom. Mr. Jones was cool though. He never ever busted me.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on April 24, 2006, 09:48:42 AM
Well technically I wasn't "out" I was at home having a huge gaming party in my living room.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 24, 2006, 12:58:04 PM
Quote

but yeah, suxxors.



....wait a minute...I thought we didn't write in L337 out here.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on April 24, 2006, 05:44:17 PM
Crap e, you let them see your slip, hurry and deny everything, and then send ninja monkeys after anyone who asks further.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on April 24, 2006, 06:02:01 PM
I grumpy because I'm such a loser that I can't find a decent job so my wife went out and started working at Krispy Kreams. Now, she goes to work, leaves me with the kids and tells me to "never defile the donut". At least she gets twelve free donuts per shift. Not that I like donuts, but my three-year-old thinks his mommy has the best job in the world.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 24, 2006, 06:36:07 PM
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Crap e, you let them see your slip, hurry and deny everything, and then send ninja monkeys after anyone who asks further.


Ha! I got the pirates.

|\/|`/  |_||}3|2  |*1|[email protected]+3$  \X/1||  |<1||  |-|1$  \X/|23+(|-|3[)  |\/|0|\||<3`/$!!!!!

After all, as we all know, the pirates are the best defense against ninjas.

...seriously, I thought this wasn't a l33t joint.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on April 24, 2006, 08:31:38 PM
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I grumpy because I'm such a loser that I can't find a decent job so my wife went out and started working at Krispy Kreams.


Awww, that really sucks, Lost One.  But it does make me feel better about being in the same situation minus the kids.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 25, 2006, 02:37:39 PM
1) Pirates may be the "best defense" but they're still woefully ineffective.

2) your leet-speak has been a violation of bylaw 124 sec 3.005. Please report to chamber 3 for termination.

3) one word in over 17000 posts is hardly a problem. When you get to 4 digits in your posts, then we can talk.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 25, 2006, 03:14:21 PM
Is creating my own topic and replying to it 1,000 times, in the name of leveling up, against some sort of rule?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on April 25, 2006, 03:22:39 PM
yes and I'd be careful about it, because we'd know where you live and have enough google money to fly out and kill you.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Well, I don't think you'd have to fly, but nonetheless I probably am going to avoid pushing my luck in that regard.  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on April 25, 2006, 04:13:31 PM
we wouldnt have to fly, but we'd do it. Just to get the ninja monkeys more frequent flier miles.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 25, 2006, 04:18:36 PM
;D

I've played Time Splitters future perfect. Everyone knows the zombie monkey is better than the ninja monkey.

Besides, The cure when monkeys get on your tail is the monkey gun.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 25, 2006, 04:35:51 PM
ha! You are foolish to place your hope int he undead. I have almostly completely driven EUOL from the board. He controls the undead, and I control the ninja monkeys.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 25, 2006, 05:09:08 PM
So be it, I will then stick with pirate monkeys.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 25, 2006, 05:21:43 PM
Your pirates will also lose.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on April 25, 2006, 05:44:28 PM
While it is true that ninjas are freakin' awesome when it comes to using things like teacups and hadoukens for weapons, they lack style (and cannons). Ninja's are a dime a dozen, because they are all the same. Pirates, you can choose, the eyepatch, the parrot, the monkey, the peg leg. It's all about the accessories and what you want to be.

Besides, they are rich.

Pirates also have really cool hats.
Ninjas kill themselves if they make a noise.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on April 25, 2006, 11:30:05 PM
Food poisoning sucks.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on April 26, 2006, 05:17:02 PM
Oy! Food poisoning.

I myself am coming down with a respiratory virus, I think. NOOOOOO! Dang it, I'm supposed to finish moving and all my stuff is in boxes. My bed isn't even set up for cryin' out loud. *moan*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on April 30, 2006, 08:57:10 PM
now I have food poisoning. Ick.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on May 01, 2006, 02:45:11 AM
Belch! I've been felling pretty crappy the last couple of days. To start off with I woke up on friday with a sore throat (which I'm pretty sure was caused because I finished my sisters sandwich for her). Then halfway through second period I started to get a headache. Then when I got home I started to fell like puking.

Long story short I'm just now losing my headache, and my sore throat is only mildly better. Needless to say this weekend sucked, all the more so because every time I stand up I have this pain in my temples which I'm pretty sure was caused by my headache lasting so long.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on May 02, 2006, 05:41:26 PM
I'm a bit icky in the throat, but what makes me mad is that I forgot to move my car at the right time this morning and I got a parking ticket. :(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 03, 2006, 03:51:01 PM
My respiratory troubles won't go away so now I'm on Zithromax, the holy grail of antibiotics, and I sure hope I don't get any dumb secondary infections. ick.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on May 03, 2006, 05:43:11 PM
you wont if you use it right...

and zithro aint so hot anymore....

its just easier to take.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on May 03, 2006, 05:53:01 PM
I've been on Zithro a couple times, but my latest antibiotic was none other than Cipro, the one they apparently use for anthrax. That was fun. I felt horrible, and thought I wasn't getting better--well, it turns out it must have just been the Cipro,  because I feel amazing now. Still have a tiny bit of a sinus infection that hopefully the dr. will make GO AWAY so I can stay feeling so good. This is the first time in six months I've had so much energy. I have ridden my bike three times this week. It's wonderful!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on May 03, 2006, 06:09:24 PM
no wonder you havent been around
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 04, 2006, 10:05:14 AM
Yay, Stacer!! It's sucky when antibiotics turn out to do more harm than good. I'm on Zithro right now and I sure hope it kicks this respiratory thing out of my system without screwing me up in a different way... I want to go back to the gym!! I want to wake up feeling good, not coughing crap up!  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: blcdrayco on May 04, 2006, 02:38:54 PM
I was on a z-pack recently (for a sinus infection), and couldn't keep solids down.  I thought it was just me, but it makes me somewhat suspicious that it seems to commonly have nasty side effects.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on May 04, 2006, 02:43:12 PM
As far as I understand, nausea and vomiting are a common side-effect with the designer antibiotics.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on May 04, 2006, 02:53:26 PM
I think the only medicine i have taken in three years (including advil, tylenol, cough medicine etc...) was a loritab for ...something... I don't remember what it was for, but I had to take it cause the e.r. doctor told me so...I don't even remember what I had to go in for.. that's weird.  

Must have had something to do with my head.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on May 04, 2006, 06:53:25 PM
/me let's out a long sigh.


My turn to rant. So, I get paid on commission how well the people I place in companies do, right? I have 2 accounts, and 3 people distributed throughout these two.

Well, found out that all three are leaving or have left, because of quiting for something else, or what-not.

So.. now I have to start over, and I lose my commissions.

too bad, too bad.

Well! Back to work!!

Anyone know a software tester in the Draper area?  :)

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on May 04, 2006, 09:44:49 PM
Zithromax worked wonders for me the one time I took it--when I was sick on my mission--and I don't remember any side effects... It was a long time ago though.

I sure had side effects from the predisone I took for my hives outbreak a few months ago. I only had enough for 2.5 days, but I didn't sleep a wink during that time.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on May 04, 2006, 10:04:54 PM
That happened to me in January or February when I was on something--was it prednisone? I think it was something else entirely, but man, it made my emotional reactions entirely overwrought, and I couldn't sleep, and I was even a bit paranoid at times, just really jumpy. It might have been prednisone, come to think of it. And it was all for nought, as it didn't help me one bit as far as being sick went.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on May 04, 2006, 10:17:02 PM
but all thats over now right?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on May 04, 2006, 10:19:12 PM
Well, still have to get rid of this lingering sinus infection. The doctor's at a conference, so he's supposed to be faxing back a prescription. I could just go see my primary care doctor, but she said to talk to the ENT first. If I don't hear back tomorrow, I'm making an appointment, because these things blow up on my fast.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on May 04, 2006, 10:25:17 PM
you need to be healed.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on May 05, 2006, 01:26:40 AM
I didn't get to see how my dream ended last night.
And, apparently, I killed the happiness thread.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on May 05, 2006, 09:06:54 AM
that's because people are unhappy with you.


I'm grumpy because I     CAN'T      BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 05, 2006, 01:39:21 PM
Well, e, I hope you get those allergies and the headache to leave you alone.

My blood is boiling right now because I found out that this twerp of a grad instructor I had this past semester had my classmates doing the teacher evaluations while he was still in the room! Not only that, but he offered them beers as they were filling them out. Talk about being ridiculously unethical! Beer wouldn't have worked on me, of course. ;) HOWEVER, this guy is unbelievable.

See, he set up an "extra" class period since we hadn't been able to look at the proofs, given all the time he wasted throughout the whole semester. But I refused to go on principle. Not to mention I've been sick lately and I didn't want to try to find his studio after a long day at work. Anyhow, the girl here at work that I took over for (she's an EA now) ran into me and told me about it.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 08, 2006, 05:26:05 PM
No, no, no! This twerp gave me an A-, wrecking my lovely 4.0 grad gpa!  >:( I can't freakin' believe it! I worked extremely hard in that class, contributing a lot more than others did. The few classmates who know about it are similarly surprised by what I got.

I mean, the guy never even read our articles! Not only that but he never graded a thing. Nada. Zilch. Where does he come off giving me a pesky A- after his performance this semester *and* the stunt he pulled with the evals?

Well, I'll tell you what. I'm not gonna just roll over on this one. Hell hath no fury like a grad student....
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on May 08, 2006, 05:47:53 PM
Hey, at least you got an A-something. Brenna can attest that our English 330 class was taught by a certain someone who shall remain nameless who didn't even give us a syllabus until the week before finals--no booklist till the first month was over, that sort of thing. And she just kept saying, "You should be reading in such-and-such," but never really discussing what we were supposed to read, and handing out probably more reading and assignments than I ever had in one grad class, but never really having deadlines. That prof gave me a C--ME, a C!

This same prof is always interested in getting my card and referring her pet students to me in case of internships, etc., but wouldn't give a friend I knew in Boston--who was in the same class with me--a recommendation for an internship. Well, that friend and I are both professional editors, now, so no harm done professionally, but really, what a waste of a semester. The only real benefits I got out of that class were discovering TLE, getting the job with Mel Thorne, and going to the printing museum in Provo for a field trip.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 08, 2006, 07:59:51 PM
Awe, the trumped up expectations of grade inflation. When I taugh, it seemed like all of my student expected A's (probably because that was all they got in high school). The ones that I gave A-'s and B+'s always seemed to be the ones that complained the loudest. I would always ask them who cared about them getting an A- or a B+ (as opposed to an A).

I say Shrain, blow off the A- and move on. Besides, no one like someone who has a 4.0. Only feaks have 4.0s. A 3.9 something is much more socially acceptable.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on May 08, 2006, 08:19:19 PM
Ooh, ooh! Can I guess what your grade in English was?  ;D

(Let's just say he's probably not a "feak.")
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 08, 2006, 10:39:06 PM
I got an "A" and look at how much good that did for me. :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on May 09, 2006, 09:08:06 AM
Yeah, it turned him into a lawyer.

I think, though, Lost One, if you read her previous grumpy posts you'll see that she has actual grounds for such a complaint.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on May 09, 2006, 11:24:54 AM
I completely agree that Shrain should file a grievance against this innstructor. His behavior seems both unethical and unprofessional.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 09, 2006, 11:46:10 AM
My thanks, guys. (Wow, Stacer, that's quite the maddening experience!)

I'm still pretty stunned that he would be so unprofessional the whole semester, then pull such a blatantly unethical stunt at the end and expect me to be "okay" with a grade that I don't deserve.

I strongly suspect that he's just ticked that I was one of the outspoken members of the class who tried to address our concerns with how things were going. Sour grapes. But he has no legs to stand on in order to get away with tromping on my academic record! ;) Truth be told, he probably thought I'd just wouldn't dispute my grade. Because, after realizing that he wasn't listening to any of us, I gave up on voicing concerns in the last thrid of the semester.  

However, I paid $3,000 bucks for this class, and I am not about to forgo saying my peace on this. I especially want to ensure that he won't be hired back for a second round.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on May 09, 2006, 11:51:42 AM
whine, whine.  Maybe getting an A- instead of an A will deflate your ego a bit.  In the real world that won't make one bit of difference.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on May 09, 2006, 11:54:44 AM
Sprig, you a little bitter this morning? It's ok, you can tell us.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 09, 2006, 12:06:22 PM
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whine, whine.  Maybe getting an A- instead of an A will deflate your ego a bit.  In the real world that won't make one bit of difference.

heh. It makes a difference to *me* because there's no good reason why I should get less than I worked for. To me, it's irrelevant whether or not it matters "in the real world," (i.e., would it possibly kill my chances of getting a particular job among similarly qualified individuals).

It's sort of like fronting all this money for a particular product and you assemble as required and it's got a flaw. So you take it back and make sure the whole line is recalled. ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 09, 2006, 12:35:01 PM
Look, higher education (particularly grad school) is not fair. Lots of things go on that seem questionable. An A- is not bad. If you have ethical complaints about the teacher, then complain about that to the department, but don't complain about an A-.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on May 09, 2006, 12:39:21 PM
It sounds really dumb that you don't think she should fight it. To me, it's immaterial whether it's "fair" anywhere else, it's immaterial whether it matters in "the real world" (as if she's not alive somewhere). She got a grade less than what she earned and it can be directly traced to incompetance on the part of the professor. It mystifies me that you can think it's a waste of time. To me, if it's an injustice (and it is, frankly) and you have the meanst to fight it, you should. Telling someone to leave it alone seems apathetic and shallow.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 09, 2006, 12:48:32 PM
It not shallow E. Shrain needs to consider whether fighting it will help her or not. If she complains about getting an A-, it could set some people in her department against her. She might want to ask the teacher to review her grade but she shouldn't risk her relationship with the rest of the department by acting as if she will fight anyone who dares to give her less than an A. My experience has been that very few teachers are sympothetic to a student complaining about an A- and complaining can hurt.

If it is any consulation, Shrain, I understand that you deserve an A and I'm sorry this happened to you. You've touched on a flaw in higher education that make me upset too.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on May 09, 2006, 01:02:17 PM
Then why didn't you present your arguments? Your grounds previously were, despite not being familiar with the situation, were that she was making a poor choice and that she should just accept it because "life's not fair." You automatically assumed it was a gas of excessively high expectations due to grade inflation. *That* is shallow.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 09, 2006, 02:02:43 PM
SE pretty much said precisely what I would have said. This isn't a case of "overinflated" expectations. In fact, I was going to meet with someone regarding the class anyway since I do *not* want any other Emerson students to get stuck with this guy. It's not just about my grade.

As for trying to work it out with the instructor himself, that would get me nowhere. On the far side of nowhere, actually. Experience taught all of us in the class that he responds to valid concerns by posturing, using circular logic, or making promises that he doesn't keep. If I were to go to him with this, he'd just dig in his heels and try to intimidate me--or bribe me. Either way, he doesn't get to have that chance.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on May 09, 2006, 07:24:58 PM
Shrain you should at least file some sort of protest. There are a lot of people who get hired in Higer Education to teach who really have no business being there. But the problem  persists that once hired it becomes increasingly difficult to have said hack instructor removed. Sounds like your instructor is running the typical scam where he puts in as little work as possible then politics his way into remaining employed.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 09, 2006, 07:39:44 PM
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Posted by: The Lost One Posted on: Today at 9:48am
It not shallow E. Shrain needs to consider whether fighting it will help her or not. If she complains about getting an A-, it could set some people in her department against her. She might want to ask the teacher to review her grade but she shouldn't risk her relationship with the rest of the department by acting as if she will fight anyone who dares to give her less than an A. My experience has been that very few teachers are sympothetic to a student complaining about an A- and complaining can hurt.

If it is any consulation, Shrain, I understand that you deserve an A and I'm sorry this happened to you. You've touched on a flaw in higher education that make me upset too.  
Posted by: Capital, E Posted on: Today at 10:02am
Then why didn't you present your arguments? Your grounds previously were, despite not being familiar with the situation, were that she was making a poor choice and that she should just accept it because "life's not fair." You automatically assumed it was a gas of excessively high expectations due to grade inflation. *That* is shallow.  
Posted by: shrain Posted on: Today at 11:02am
SE pretty much said precisely what I would have said. This isn't a case of "overinflated" expectations. In fact, I was going to meet with someone regarding the class anyway since I do *not* want any other Emerson students to get stuck with this guy. It's not just about my grade.  


Let see, when I came into this discussion, Shrain was complaining about getting an A- from a teacher. Reading about a grad. student complaining about getting an A- (don't all grad. students get A's?) and concluding that it was from overinflated expectations was not, and still is not, unreasonable. Remember that grades really are subjective. If this teacher is as bad a Shrain claims, then I would say she did well to get an A-, dispite all of her hard work.

Shrain, if your complaint is not about you grade then I think you should file a complaint. But bringing up the fact that you got an A- instead of an A will not help the credibility of you're complaint. If the department thinks that you are just complaining about your grade then you will probably be dismissed (because lots of students complain about a teacher because that teacher gave them a bad grade). Again, grades are subjective and the departmetn is likely to defer to the teacher over the student. However, my experience is that complaints from students who are satisfied with their grade in a class tend to be taken a lot more seriously.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 09, 2006, 10:51:25 PM
Um, Lost One, when you came into the conversation, we were already in the *middle* of it, as SE pointed out. Since you haven't the desire to go back a few pages, look below to see what you most likely missed...

Oh, and I am personally experienced with how "subjective" grading can be, given that I taught English myself. In this case, however, my complaint is about much more besides my grade.

What is grimly amusing about this whole thing is that he never graded one single assignment. Never even read our articles until the class was over and done! What's more, the "intro" he wrote to our book was a pathetic 1 1/2 paragraphs full of vague, juvenile platitudes. We had no syllabus. Assignments were often given two or three days before our class. Classtime was frittered away with endless crits and backtracking, useless lines of questioning, inappropriate comments, and so on and so forth. First, I will go over all these things and ultimately wind up discussing my grade.  

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My blood is boiling right now because I found out that this twerp of a grad instructor I had this past semester had my classmates doing the teacher evaluations while he was still in the room! Not only that, but he offered them beers as they were filling them out. Talk about being ridiculously unethical! Beer wouldn't have worked on me, of course. ;) HOWEVER, this guy is unbelievable.

See, he set up an "extra" class period since we hadn't been able to look at the proofs, given all the time he wasted throughout the whole semester.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on May 10, 2006, 03:39:15 PM
My dad is in the hospital. They are calling it a "mild stroke." He's 54 years old--pretty young for his oldest being 34. My sister is there with him, waiting for the test results, and she'll call me back. We won't know the prognosis, really, till the test results are back. All we know so far is that his blood pressure was all over the place.

I wasn't all that worried at first--more mad that he has never taken care of himself or his teeth or quit smoking than anything--but as the day wears on, I'm getting more and more worried and nervous.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on May 10, 2006, 03:53:39 PM
Wow. That's hard.

I had a close friend who had a stroke when he was 24. Still doesn't have full use of his right side. That was both scary and nerve-wracking.

Best hopes, Stacy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 10, 2006, 06:03:12 PM
Stacey, my grandfather was crippled by a stroke. I really hope your father doesn't have to go through what my grandfather did. I hope things go well for your father.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on May 10, 2006, 10:47:58 PM
No real news at this point. They did a whole bunch of tests, including an EKG four times, and weren't able to determine anything besides that the electric pulse for his heartbeat is not coming from the right place. Not sure what that means, because the heartbeat itself is strong and steady.

My sister's supposed to be calling me if there's any change. They're keeping him overnight for observation, and hopefully we'll know more tomorrow.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 10, 2006, 11:05:32 PM
Stacer, that's dreadful news, and I just hope he improves quickly and there's no permanent damage. I'll pray for the best.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on May 21, 2006, 06:54:34 AM
got hit by a drunk driver last night. car messed up.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on May 21, 2006, 09:30:26 AM
DUDE, that's horrible.  Did they stop the guy too, or was it a hit and run?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on May 21, 2006, 10:46:31 AM
oh i stopped her
my liscense plate of justice is lodged in her wheel.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on May 21, 2006, 02:02:54 PM
I'm grumpy but I don't want to explain why I'm grumpy because everyone just tries to make me feel better or explain why I have no right to be grumpy about it instead of sympathizing.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on May 21, 2006, 04:27:20 PM
Im sorry your grumpy, and you have every right to be so dont let anyone try to tell you otherwise.  Thank you for your post this morning too, it really helped me pull myself together and made me realize that the entire universe wasn't out to get me. That was really wonderful.


Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on May 26, 2006, 08:48:53 AM
grumpy because:

Last night I was on the roof patching a hole in the rain gutter. The back of the silicone tube I was using for sealant popped open and poured all over my leg. After about an hour long shower I managed to get all the junk off my hands and leg, but there is a large portion of my calf that no longer has any hair.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on May 26, 2006, 01:04:02 PM
I'm sorry, E. I hope the lost hair doesn't make you feel less masculine.

Course you could just shave your legs and say your taking up competitive swimming.

So I'm grumpy a little because on wednesday I taught my art class at the mental health center. The project was huge mural made of chalk on the center's basketbal court. I had several of the clients helping me, even after one of them passed out from a drug commplication at the start of the class. The mural looked really good after we we're done.

That's not the grumpy part. The grumpy part is that I'm not in as good of shape as I used to be so my legs have been extremely sore for the past two days.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 01, 2006, 11:39:59 PM
Though I should let this thread die...

I'm so frustrated with this study interpersonal relationship class I'm in. Tonight we spent 45 minutes listening to new age music while writing about our feelings. It was such a waste of time.

On the plus side, I'm now telekinetic. By using the power of my mind, I can levitate a pencil to write frivolous tripe.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on June 02, 2006, 08:46:42 AM
using only your hand!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 06, 2006, 04:11:19 PM
I've come to realize that about 30-40% of the work I have to do around here is the result of others not doing their jobs right. :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 06, 2006, 06:28:27 PM
Sounds like my job. Course, I think I actually have a job becuase the rest of the people where I work can't seem to do their jobs right ever. I can honestly say that I work with a bunch of imbiciles.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on June 07, 2006, 12:01:14 AM
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I've come to realize that about 30-40% of the work I have to do around here is the result of others not doing their jobs right. :P


Sounds like my job too. Either that or a result of people NOT SHOWING UP to work.  that's the big one.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on June 08, 2006, 07:55:15 PM
My husband has been out of town for the past week and I'M SICK OF IT. Sick of taking care of the kids by myself. Sick of unpacking the house by myself. Sick of going to the store with three kids in tow--which one should never do for the sake of one's sanity.

Oh, and I'm sick of my dying monitor. It's about 4 years old and the picture is all warped and has three inches of black space in the margins. One is being shipped to my house right now. It can't get here fast enough.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 12, 2006, 05:50:56 AM
Im having serious anxiety and mood swings... and its really freaking me out. Usually moving hasn't been a huge deal for me, it never has but maybe 30 years of it have caught up with me.

Or maybe its just that Im going to Hampton Roads.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 12, 2006, 06:05:35 AM
Well, I agree that moving sucks, and it tends to provokes a lot of anxiety.

It's probably why I've avoided moving for the past few years.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 12, 2006, 06:14:24 AM
yeah, I got comfortable... and as a person who both dislikes being alone and conversely hates people moving uproots me from few friends and puts stress on my wallet and family.

Oh and it makes me crazy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on June 12, 2006, 03:22:58 PM
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yeah, I got comfortable... and as a person who both dislikes being alone and conversely hates people moving uproots me from few friends and puts stress on my wallet and family.



I agree.  I say this as someone who is seriously considering coordinating their next major move to be near any of the TWG regulars.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on June 12, 2006, 03:43:23 PM
Go east, young woman! Go east!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 12, 2006, 03:55:51 PM
Come to Norfolk... Start a club with me... :D
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on June 12, 2006, 04:11:48 PM
because you're goign to be in Norfolk exactly HOW long?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 12, 2006, 06:24:54 PM
Long enough that my friends need to bend to my insane whims.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on June 13, 2006, 09:12:31 AM
Here's my plan though. Get her and JT jobs in the DC area, which would last longer. Then when you come back we ALL win.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Archon on June 16, 2006, 02:33:04 AM
So, for the last two days, I have been putting my new computer together. I recently got a new video card, motherboard, processor, and two SATA drives, so that I could build myself a reallly nice computer for college. Anyway, yesterday, I got my drives in, installed my motherboard, and then went to put in my video card. I noticed that it was hard to seat, and so I fumbled with it, but I thought I finally got it. The only problem is that when I booted my computer, I couldn't get the BIOS screen to come up. My dad got home today from a business trip, and he and I are trying to figure out what's going on, if I fried the card, or if something's wrong with the motherboard, etc. We finally discover that the card isn't seated right. It isn't seated right because it isn't compatible with my motherboard. Great.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on June 16, 2006, 07:07:07 PM
I did that on a bit of RAM once. I couldn't see what I was doing, and tried to put a DDR upside down... When I booted, I fried the RAM.   :(  

If you aren't getting a bios. that is bad. I am sure you have done this, but I would suggest yanking the video card out and seeing if you get a bios.. if you don't.. Well. Hope for the best!

Good luck on that.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on June 16, 2006, 07:18:59 PM
At least you didn't fry your motherboard like I did a few months ago.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 16, 2006, 08:04:48 PM
Guys are so freakin' ridiculous sometimes.  Cancel a group date because your friend can't make it without even offering a follow up date or even a rain check?! >:( >:(  
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 16, 2006, 08:08:48 PM
Im sorry...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 16, 2006, 10:13:32 PM
Thanks, Jeffe. It got me disappointed. Where's the basic courtesy, I wondered. I mean, I get that he's shy (heck, I used to be devastatingly shy myself) and maybe he was counting on having other people there to "insulate" things, but.... hrm.

So you know what I up and did when he was just going to say "bye" without making other plans? Well, typical me, I just decided to take matters into my own hands (the outcome of which is still up in the air). :P I asked tentatively if he'd care to come watch a DVD that he hasn't seen. He seemed excited, so that's cool. Yet I wonder if I should've even bothered if he can't step up to the plate for pete's sake! *sigh* I don't know yet I hope tomorrow is fun.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 16, 2006, 10:31:09 PM
Just keep asking that sort of stuff and don't get hung up on who is supposed to ask who.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 16, 2006, 10:58:07 PM
Uh huh, yeah. Really, I don't have this belief that guys need to do all the asking; it's only that I don't want to get in this pattern with any fellow where I'm always the one who has to do all the planning, if that makes any sense. But... who knows if we'll continue to hit it off and all that and since he's so shy I don't mind terribly much that I had to take the reins again.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 16, 2006, 10:59:42 PM
right'o I totally get that... In that case get out the whip and make him escort you around Boston. ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 16, 2006, 11:01:38 PM
lol.

/me goes shopping for a suitable whip.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 16, 2006, 11:02:53 PM
I could make sooooo many jokes at the expense of decency
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 16, 2006, 11:06:54 PM
oh, you coasties! (I admit I walked right into that one). *ahem* Just you nevermind about my shopping list. You've got a butcher's bill to fill, if you recall correctly. ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 16, 2006, 11:07:39 PM
killing people always makes me grumpy... or was that late night burger runs?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 16, 2006, 11:12:15 PM
The former of course. The latter is what you do to silence the hunger pangs you've worked up with all that butchery.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 16, 2006, 11:13:33 PM
but that much grease... at night... and nary a Taco Bell to tame the pain.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 16, 2006, 11:19:56 PM
you're saying that Taco Bell ain't greasy? hmmm. Fighting burgers with tacos, eh? Interesting approach...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 16, 2006, 11:23:36 PM
I'd pit them both against a Sonic and just get some chili cheese fries and a cherry slush. That'd kill the grumpy in anyone.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on June 16, 2006, 11:31:48 PM
Whoa. Deja vu. Did I just read an entire conversation that's happened before?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 16, 2006, 11:33:02 PM
I dont, know. How many times did you refresh?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 16, 2006, 11:36:08 PM
lol. Could be that there's been a taco bell v. burger conversation before, but maybe not about this particular case of Dating Grumpiness. ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on June 17, 2006, 12:26:07 AM
Oh, and sorry about how that fell through, Shrain. I think you did a good thing--if he's the same guy we talked about before, he's very shy and might not have thought to suggest an alternate activity with just the two of you, which might be scarier than he was ready for. If he doesn't end up coming over, don't sweat it--just suggest to him (or Mike or whoever was the other guy in the party--if Mike, tell him hi for me!) that you should reschedule.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on June 17, 2006, 12:52:09 AM
I'm grumpy because people can't drive responsibly. As a result of this I was the primary witness to a rather nasty accident at the corner of Baney and West Main while I was coming home from work tonight.  Literally the most dangerous intersection in town. They've got signs and everything.  So I was stopped at the stop sign, and the car across the road from me.... didn't.

So, that was fun.   Wrecked a perfectly nice Focus, and cut up a bunch of people, who I also assume are perfectly nice, but at least they'll all be ok.   That was all the excitement I need for the weekend. They had to rip off the driver's side door and everything.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 19, 2006, 12:00:31 AM
Fuzzy, what a nasty weekend. Very good to know you made it out okay even if the car is scrap. Jaws of Life, huh? Yeah, that's pretty bad. :(

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Oh, and sorry about how that fell through, Shrain. I think you did a good thing--if he's the same guy we talked about before, ... (or Mike or whoever was the other guy in the party--if Mike, tell him hi for me!)...

Uh huh, same fella, and he did indeed accept my invite to watch King Kong for the first time (can't believe he hadn't seen it!). Home-cooked dinner was involved too. I figured, what the heck, might as well since it takes an hour on the T for him to get down to my place and it was around dinner time anyhow. It was fuuun. Both laughed a lot and got to talk beforehand over food. (It's hard to really talk at church, I feel like, because other people are always interrupting or you have to go find someone, etc., etc.)

Oh, and yep, Mike *was* the other guy. I talked to him a bit today and hopefully we'll be able to find another free night to have a game of Settlers. I'll remember to tell him hi for you. :)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 22, 2006, 11:23:56 AM
Do NOT eat anything with OLean. No matter what the FDA wants you to believe. Better to be fat, I say. :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on June 22, 2006, 03:23:39 PM
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So, that was fun.   Wrecked a perfectly nice Focus,



Hahaha, wrecked a perfectly nice Focus.

I hate those cars, it was probably wishing someone would total it once it found out what it was. I am sure it's happier now.



Kinda makes me think about those new VW's and Volvo's (Volvo's in general).

No matter how hard you try, you will never, ever get your monies worth out of those cars until you actually wreck them.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 23, 2006, 05:23:13 PM
Downpours. Flooding. GO AWAY! *grumble* No E.T. at outdoor theater tonite nor a trip to NH either. No way I wanna try to get to the special showing of Serenity, either.  Roads are so flooded I practically need one of those Duck tour boats. :P

I don't know how much more rain New England can take but I've certainly had enough of it.

Guess I shall have to hide out here and watch Serenity by my lonesome.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on June 25, 2006, 05:31:23 AM
 >:(Grrr!

Evil stupid car! If you really want to know look at my post in the Writing Group 2 thread.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 25, 2006, 08:33:49 AM
my harddrive is going... I need to install a new one... :( its a laptop so its not the easiest fix.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on June 25, 2006, 04:28:26 PM
After (in the last year) putting 900 in for rear breaks and axel, and another 600 for the leaking gas tank and assembly, the transmission on our only working vehicle sounds like it's got something wrong with it.  And I make $8 an hour.   I'm so sick of this I just want to curl up into a ball and cry.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on June 28, 2006, 04:40:44 PM
One of these days I'm going to end up smacking my sister-in-law around. She loves (and WRITES) Star Wars fan fiction, yet she finds Superman unbelievable. I can think of no rational explanation for this.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 29, 2006, 02:25:29 PM
I Miss A/C a lot, and will be glad when my dad shows up in a week with a window unit...

mmm frosty!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on June 29, 2006, 02:56:46 PM
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One of these days I'm going to end up smacking my sister-in-law around. She loves (and WRITES) Star Wars fan fiction, yet she finds Superman unbelievable. I can think of no rational explanation for this.



Medichlorions. Duh.

Maybe if Superman had some kinda bug that gave him powers, this would be acceptable, seriously.... No one buys into by into that yellow sun crap.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 29, 2006, 03:01:37 PM
He's actually part plant... sue him for it, I dare you.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on June 29, 2006, 03:46:35 PM
Don't worry, I will.

How could he have strung me along all of this time while I thought that he was super, only to find out he's just a plant with steroids.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on June 29, 2006, 09:44:08 PM
Zhaan was a plant, it didn't make her any less cool.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 30, 2006, 05:07:05 PM
why I hate public places when Im trying to a. Write b. Use the internet c. get a moments peace...

People need to shut up and stop trying to talk to me. My posture should say it all. The fact that I brought something to do should say it all... and most of all me saying I dont want to talk to you should say it all but for some reason everyone seems to think that they are the exemption. They aren't. Im not fond of strangers and Im less fond of idle chat.

/rant off
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on June 30, 2006, 07:30:00 PM
I am beginning to understand more and more why you have the Fizzgig avatar.  ;)

I have a shirt that says "Drop Dead" with a skull on it, you should try one of those.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on June 30, 2006, 07:41:32 PM
I seem to be stuck with fizgig because the lovely ladies end up acting like him when I change it to something else... Interestingly enough a fizgig is a small explosion (often related to British Christmas crackers)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on July 01, 2006, 10:07:18 AM
I'm grumpy because yesterday I found out that I need have osseous surgery so that part of my mouth will stop bleeding. My problems are being caused by a pocket under my gum where the bone has become deformed and an infection has built up over the years. The periodontist wants to slice up my gums, drill out the bone, stitch me up and then charge me a minor fortune. This is just bad luck.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on July 01, 2006, 10:48:26 AM
or good luck, because that kind of infection can easily get septic and kill you. I think we all want you to live. Or at least some of us...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on July 02, 2006, 04:47:55 AM
Can't sleep...super grumpy...grr  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on July 03, 2006, 05:44:54 AM
I empathize with your insomnea, Chimera.

Lost One, please tell me your mouth bleeding problem isn't genetic. I hate dentists.

I'm grumpy at the moment. Well, actually furiously peeved. I came into work to find the place completely trashed with a mile-long list of tasks that had been left undone by the previous shifts. The person working the previous shift stayed for hour tryingto help out, but eventually just gave up and went home.

So, i'm left trying to bring some order to the place, when I'm haulin out trash the dumpster that should have been taken out a day earlier. As I'm lifting the trash into the dumpster I manage to dislocate my shoulder.

So now, I'm at work, which is still a mess, my right arm has gone completely numb, my shoulder has swollen up, and I could really use an asprin.

On the good news, the paramedics said I probably can avoid seeing a doctor unless my shoulder pain gets worse. Also, I've decided I won't be lifting anything for the rest of my shift, which means I'm done until my replacement comes.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 03, 2006, 01:01:22 PM
Friday Morning: 8 am. I'm already sweaty, having loaded many boxes and a closet full of clothes into my car. In addition, I have taken several doors down to facillitate removing large items from the house. This is not a big problem. I'm about where I expect to be.

Friday Morning: 8:30 am. My wife is already questioning every decision I make. I decide to leave a little early to get my brother-in-law to go pick up the truck to avoid a fight. My wife will be running a workshop for Youth Conference, and thus will not be there when I get back. Fight is effectively prevented.

Friday Morning: 9:05 am. Gary (my brother-in-law) and I discover that the truck rental place is not actually right off of Backlick Rd as they say they are. Nor are they off Alban road, which is what Backlick turns into. We eventually make it to the rental place, which is about a mile away from Backlick Road.

Friday Morning: 9:20am. We're still waiting for the U-Haul jerks to get their act together. The people who were receiving help at the counter when we walked in the building are still there. No one has moved.

Friday Morning: 9:40am. They've managed to move to the SECOND set of customers. Some girl who doesn't realize that she shouldn't be wearing a babydoll tee when her belly will dramatically hang down over her pants waist tries to cut the entire line, quite upset that no one has reserved her truck even though she called the day before. I can almost understand this, except that I had reserved my truck 2 weeks earlier and noted that they said it would take about 24 hours for them to give her a response on the reservation. Several audible growls from the line get fatty back into place.

Friday morning, 10:00 am. I'm still not at the front of the line. I'm getting very angry. One of the two people behind the counter has disappeared. The only thing keeping me from exploding is that the girl still there must have heard me tell Gary that I found it incredibly rude to make a customer who is there in the flesh, and whom she has already started helping, to handle phone customers. The phone rings non-stop, but the line has finally started moving at a faster clip than one person ever 20 minutes.

Friday morning, 10:11 am. I get a truck. At last. It's a manual. The truck is easily at least as old as the Kennedy Administration. at least the stupid thing runs. Though I stall the first time I try to put it into first. Part of this is because I haven't driven manual for 2 years, but mostly it's because the first geer doesn't work properly. 2nd geer is a much better place to start with this beast. This, however, does not prevent mr. man who brings the trucks around front from glaring at me. I place an ancient gypsy curse on him out of pure onery-ness.

Friday morning, 10:35 am. I had planned on pulling the truck in from the back. THere's a nice flat place where the grass meets the road that would be great to pull in with if the telephone wires weren't hanging down to about 7 feet off the ground. I had, however, scouted a secondary entry point that was slightly less even and required a sharper turn. I reckon I can still take it. I reckon wrong, which I learn when the tow hitch digs deeply into the asphalt and the rear wheels hang an inch or so off the ground.

Friday morning, 11:00am a cop pulls up. Oddly, this is the only time in my life a cop is not a complete ****wad to me. Though he does tell me that I had better call a tow truck, since we're obstructing part of the road -- nicely, he gives me a while longer to work it out. My other brother-in-law, Anders, has been directing traffic. We realize that the cop is still a partial ****wad when he sits in his car and stares at us, instead of doing his fricking job and directing traffic. Gary, me, the bishop, and my neighbor Rodney have been trying various strategies involving many branches from the nearby forest, soem spare book shelves, and a hydrolic jack to get the truck back on the road. No dice. Unfortunately, no one has capuchin monkeys or marshmellow sauce so we can't try my idea, though a two inch thick piece of rope snaps in two at one point.

tbc
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 03, 2006, 01:02:00 PM
Friday morning: 11:15 Rodney manages to free the truck by using his pickup and a very large chain. He wins brownies. (literal ones and points). We finally get started moving crap out of the house, but we have to haul it 30 yards across a yard to get to the truck. This exhausts us quickly.

Friday, noon: My mother orders pizza with my credit card.

Friday, 12:15 pm: My mother is still trying to explain to some moron where my house is. It's on all the fircking maps and I'm less than a mile from the pizza shop.

Friday, 12: 45 pm: My mother calls the pizza shop to ask them where our pizza is. My stomach growls as the pizza dude claims we ordered for pickup. Which is why she spend 20 minutes describing how to get here. Oh, that makes sense.

Friday, 1:00 pm: We get pizza. Finally.

Friday, 1:35 pm: I start to stand up. I've moved house 10 times in my 8 years of marriage, and I hurt more at this point than I ever have. Fortunately, the upstairs and main floor are almost done, leaving only the basement, and two large sofa-beds to move. No one in earshot is remotely happy.

Friday, 2:10 pm: My wife comes back. And informs me that she has had the wrong address written on the white board. This means that the phone company and the USPS have been given the wrong address. This means I have no idea *when* I'll have mail or phone service. I weep on the inside and shove more stuff in the truck.

Friday, 3:23 pm: half my crew departs. I don't blame them, 2 of them are missionaries with appointments (probably including dinner) and one is driving them. We're almost done anyway.

Friday, 5:18 pm: I make a wrong turn taking the truck back (already 2 hours late, but only 1 for really because I claim the hour of my life they claimed earlier back). I spend roughly half an hour moving 3 miles in Washington DC commuter traffic on I-95. I make it back around and return the truck at 6:10ish.

Friday 6:19 pm: I return the truck again, having put gas back in it.

Saturday, 6:30 am: Small children, having spent the previous day at various friends and relations cheerfully wake me up. I'd say it's with great effort that I refrain from killing them, but that'd be a lie. In reality, i'm paralized from the pain and can't reach them.

Saturday, 7:00am: I get out of bed and start the endless shuffling of boxes to get furniture in the right place. Parts of the entertainment center have all but shattered.

Saturday, 10:00 am: I shove the kids out the door to stay at Grandma's.

Saturday 11:00 am: I have triumphantly fit more furniture (unmoved because it was to be thrown out) in the Van than actual capacity. I gather my dad and we head for the dump.

(oh yes, there's more)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 03, 2006, 01:02:17 PM
Saturday 11:20 am: After my second wrong turn, we arrive at the landfill. Some guy who was too lazy to stand up and greet me like he should have meanders over to our car and asks either "have you paid yet" or "have you weighed yet." No one is quite sure, assumedly, the interrogator himself. I'm directed to a weigh station, who then directs me to another dump spot. Who then argues with me about whether I should have paid or not. He takes six dollars and sends me back to the first place. When the lazy guy comes back, I shove a receipt in his face and start throwing sofas, tables, and cardboard into a truck.

Saturday, 11:45 am, I am more sore than ever.

Saturday, 3:00pm, I hurt even worse, but I'm back at the old house for a walk-through with the landlord, who isn't the most friendly, which you'd think would be a prerequisite for someone who does clown make-up for a living. We have to wait half an hour for the carpet cleaners to finish.

Saturday, 10pm, I have reassembled the entertainment center, using duct tape, marshmellow sauce, paperclips, and hair pins. It looks pretty good. I pass out from pain and exhaustion.

Sunday, 7:15pm, I haul my crying 5 year old home. She has wet her pants. The day has gone mostly uneventfully, other than not being able to sit through a boring testimony meeting, and not being able to sleep either because I hurt in muscles I didn't know existed. I am grateful to be leaving my in-laws' home because Grandma (not the kids, but grandma) has some sort of OCD thing where she MUST HIT THE FRICKING BALLOON THAT PLAYS MUSIC EVER THREE MINUTES. I am glad only that I haven't murdered her before her family yet.

Sunday, 9:00pm, my 7 year old, who has convinced herself that she's scared of thunder enters my bedroom and cries and argues till the power goes out, at which poitn she leaps into my arms. When the power flickers back on, and the other girls arrive (note that they were fine until the power was back ON). They all sit in my bed and make far too much noise till I finally flip out and haul them all back to their beds. If they're giggling, they're not scared enough to interrupt my sleep.

Monday, 6:30 am. I can't find tupperware for my lunch. This angers me. I finally shove it in a plastic bag and leave.

Monday, 6:45am: the car won't start. I take the van to haul out the trash I promised my father-in-law I'd help with and borrow gas, hoping that's what it is.

Monday, 7:05am: I discover that the car wouldn't start because it's been in "DRIVE" for the last 36 hours. I am grateful our parking lot does not slope.

Monday, 8:00am. I reach the office, only to discover I have no idea where my keys are. No one is there and no one arrives for 50 minutes. I sit in the hallway and nearly pass out from exhaustion. Finally, I return home to search out keys.

monday, 10:10am. I have still not found my keys, but someone is in the office by now. I drive to Arlington for the SECOND TIME and borrow the spare keys. I head back down to put the guest parking pass on my rear-view mirror. The mirror breaks off. I cuss and head back upstairs to whine to TWG about my weekend.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on July 03, 2006, 02:21:48 PM
Quote

On the good news, the paramedics said I probably can avoid seeing a doctor unless my shoulder pain gets worse. Also, I've decided I won't be lifting anything for the rest of my shift, which means I'm done until my replacement comes.


Since it was a work related accident you shouldn't have to pay for any doctor visits either.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on July 04, 2006, 09:17:51 PM
I'm really tired of hearing my aunts and cousin talk trash about the niece of my aunt who is staying with that family. They keep referring to the niece (19 years old) as as mature as a 3 year old, etc. etc. and my aunt keeps talking about how she wishes this niece would move out, and how the niece annoys the aunt, etc. It's so mean-spirited, and it makes me wonder what this aunt said about me 10 years ago when I was staying with them. Being Mormon, they made me watch Godmakers with them and were constantly telling me that I was decieved and if I was going to live in their house I needed to give up my religion, basically. I'm just sitting here getting madder and madder and madder.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on July 06, 2006, 12:11:04 AM
I cannot get a library card, because my brother-in-law, who lives at the same address has outstanding fines.

This is just the last straw in a long, long, long list of reasons I am SICK of living here and wish I had my own freaking space!!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on July 06, 2006, 02:04:10 AM
 :o That totally sucks. I could not handle that. I'm addicted to books--I have to be careful not to spend all my money at Amazon, and the only way to curb that addiction is by going to the library. I have currently checked out at least thirty books/graphic novels from the Salt Lake Library.

I wish I could make it better. Do you want to set up some sort of book exchange by mail? I have a lot of books...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on July 06, 2006, 04:04:23 PM
Happy feeling gone. Moving sucks, as SE well knows and I think I'm going to have to move again after all.

Something else that makes me want to hide under my desk and bawl is how freakin' unbelievable my workload is. I could work 60 hours a week for the next month and not be caught up. Even when the new gal (stacer's friend!) starts, it will be some time before I don't feel like weeping when I look at my desk.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on July 07, 2006, 02:20:18 AM
Welcome to the exciting, fast-paced world of publishing.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on July 07, 2006, 12:21:43 PM
lol. Yep, I had a notion you'd say just that. *sigh* Oh well, time to attack one of the piles...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on July 07, 2006, 02:33:55 PM
Well, to be fair, I just got back from vacation too, and will be heading out to a trade show in two weeks. I have three outlines and one book to edit by the end of those two weeks, as well as a bunch of outline submissions to give feedback on/decide if I want to contract the books, galleys constantly coming in and out, and several manuscripts I requested that I need to read soon so we can plan our 2007 standalone line.

This is just my work in the next two weeks. Forget about the manuscripts due and coming in that I'll have to work on at the end of this month on into next month! So yeah, I'm in the same boat, and rather overwhelmed, but you do what you can and learn to let go of the rest. The work never ends.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CookieReaver on July 08, 2006, 06:14:54 AM
So, just the other day I broke my wrist. Yeah, this sucks.

Typing one handed is not fun at all. : ( Nor is trying to put on pants for that matter.

Come to think of it, nothing is very fun like this. Playing WoW is definatly going to be a chalenge...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on July 10, 2006, 08:38:37 AM
Ouch. How long will your hand be in a cast?

On an unrelated though grumpy note....

What an idiot I am!! I left my lunch and all my snacks for the day on the T! CRAP. Now I either starve or search out some cheap fare that will keep me going. This sucks. I guess I would've been better off *not* coming in an hour early--maybe I would've been awake enough not to forget my freakin' lunch.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 10, 2006, 09:51:56 AM
cookie, i'm sure it's embarassing, but I'm pretty sure that's *why* I want to know. How'd you break it?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 13, 2006, 02:08:37 PM
The week after I move hell breaks loose at work

We're sitting around, happily working, when the network dumps on us. Our ISP tells us nothing is wrong. We reboot the router. Things are ok for a bit

Near the end of the day the network craps out several times. Looking at usage statistics, it appears that our outbound bandwidth has been spiking to our maximum at all these times the network dies. Which means someone's uploading a crap load of stuff. (and it's not me).

We disconnect a couple suspect work stations, things seem to work. In this process I discover that the front desk computer (where all our financial records are kept, among other things) no longer has anti-virus software. I have written documentation that I put AVG on there, as well as crystal clear memory. I begin to wonder. In the mean time, I have found over 1000 files infected on the fileserver, all of which are caused by two viruses. I decide this is probably the problem, and I stay late cleaning and documenting this. I resolve to put AV back on the front desk the next morning, because I"m already here for almost 2 hours late.

Before I can get to the install, the temp who has been doing all that administrative stuff is working away, like a good girl. At one point she decides the computer is too slow, and reboots to clear the memory (something I do with older computers sometimes -- though this computer isn't that old, and shouldn't be acting like this). THe computer will not let her log back on.

We go through a lot of fixes. I use a third party app to reset the passwords, repair the registry, et al. Nothing works. YOu log in with the correct use/pass, and it logs in, but logs out before even getting to the desktop. THis annoys me greatly.

Over the next couple days I pull the drive out, shove it in my computer, and scan it for problems. Over 2000 infected files. All with the Parite virus (completely irreparable). I cuss a lot as I delete them then copy the rest of the hard drive contents to our fileserver.

I try repairing the XP installation. No change. FFR is our only resort (Fdisk/Format/Reinstall).

So I do. I get Windows, QuickBooks, and MS Office installed. I get it configured for network access and reinstall the printer. At this point we haven't been able to invoice anyone for about a week. Everyone in the office is pissed aobut it. I'm no exception.

So we go to open the QB database to get some of that taken care of. "File is not a QuickBooks database or is corrupt."

More cussing ensues.

I make another copy of hte db and restore it from a backup. The backup takes about half a day to restore, and then another half a day to open. Only for us to find it doesn't have any data for anything after 2003. Tempers do not improve.

A day is spent on tech support with Intuit and searching the fileserver and the formerly screwed up harddrive's back up files for any other QB files. No dice on the files, a lot of repetition from Intuit's outsourced help in India. We finally get escalated.

We send our file to them for data recovery. Now we're told that in about 10 days they can tell us if they can pull our data back. This is costing us hundreds of dollars. (Not to mention all the man hours and the delay put into the problem).

While I'm not longer tied up in the problem at this point, I'm left with several questions:

-Who uninstalled the AV software? (I will seriously commit physical violence if I can proove someone did it. I have my theories)
-Why don't we have any backups of our financial information? This sounds like a no brainer. I haven't been involved directly with that computer ever. I knew that once a week the user was to back up files on to CD. I'm not sure how regularly this was done, but it wasnt' done well enough. Apparently only the fileserver was backed up. Not any vital financial information that would keep the company running.
-Why don't we have any physical records of who we've invoiced and who we still owe money to?
-Why am I the one who gets screwed with this job because someone ****** in a major way?
-How is my boss going to take it when I tell him that we should spend thousands of dollars on a network-wide backup system so this crap doesn't happen again?
-Why doesn't this other place call right now and offer me the job I want with a ginormous raise so this will no longer be my problem?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on July 13, 2006, 04:03:57 PM
You're right. That really really sucks.

The only thing I can think of is how in a lurch this company will be when you leave (*Nessa's fingers are crossed so SE can get this new rockin' job).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on July 13, 2006, 06:20:32 PM
I'm really sorry SE.

I can sympathize, my job is so bad right now that I've decided to quit even though I don't have another job at the moment. The manager (if he could be called that) has threatened all of the staff with imminent firings, because he doesn't want to have to put in any extra hours or learn how to do his job. I just haven't decided if I want to give him any notice I'm leaving.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on July 14, 2006, 01:14:11 AM
Thanks a lot Jeffe, I missed work because I just HAD to get some sleep. Well, guess now I might as well go back to bed and just finish what I freaking very well started. Terd.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on July 17, 2006, 10:23:46 PM
In the last 7 days I've had to clean poo out of the carpet 5 times. My two year old has a sudden fascination with the contents of his diaper, strips when he loads it, and tramples the stuff all over the floor.  :-X

Cleaning poo ranks up there with cleaning vomit. I'm getting really sick of doing it. I wish he'd just use a toilet, for heaven's sake.

I think his sudden fascination has to do with the fact that I've been potty training the three year old (without much success, I might add). However, fascination does NOT equal actually being able to use the toilet. Hence, I have to keep cleaning it up off the floor until I can finally get it through his thick skull that the floor is not a receptacle for bodily waste.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on July 18, 2006, 03:15:57 PM
Nessa, I just went through the cleaning poo stage (or at least I'm mostly through it). I recommend putting the 2 year old in an outfit that if difficult for him to get off and get to the diaper. I'm not saying that this works all of the time but the poo cleaning should decrease. Good luck with potty training the 3 year old (I have no suggestions except for praying really hard). I happy that I'm not the only TWGer who has been cleaning poo of the floor lately.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on July 18, 2006, 03:22:11 PM
I'm grumpy because of the previous two posts.  Way too much info people.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on July 18, 2006, 08:09:01 PM
I hope you don't blame me, Sprig, for being really grumpy about it and wanting to vent. Sorry it's so gross.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MsFish on July 19, 2006, 12:28:46 AM
I'm grumpy because all hell has broken loose in my life.  In the last three weeks I have:

-injured my back with no forthcoming signs of recovery
-lost my job
-had a series of really random severe depressive episodes for no apparent reason
-experienced 24 hours of pure anxiety
-forgotten to prepare a lesson and then had to teach
-been broker than broker than broke

and last but not least, watched several of my close friends go through so serious crap.

Oi.  I am so tired of all this crap.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on July 19, 2006, 12:35:24 AM
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I happy that I'm not the only TWGer who has been cleaning poo of the floor lately.


Hey, don't forget I do it professionally.

Quote


and last but not least, watched several of my close friends go through so serious crap.

Oi.  I am so tired of all this crap.


Ah, I totally know how you feel, and of course knowing how hard things have been for you just adds to the "friends going through serious crap" list.  I still think we all need to move to a ranch in Montana and open our own publishing house.  If we can just get someone to finance it. Actually hey a ranch in Ohio would work. Property prices are quite low at the moment.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on July 19, 2006, 02:26:28 AM
Assuming that you do open a publishing house in Montana, or even Ohio, would it be possible to convince you to take a look as some stuff in a few years when I'll (hopefully) be a better author? *wink wink*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MsFish on July 19, 2006, 03:36:46 AM
Yes, please.  A ranch in Montana.  I'm all for it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on July 19, 2006, 07:15:54 AM
I second that!

And because this is the grumpy thread, pulling all-nighters to meet a deadline at work sucks.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 19, 2006, 09:54:52 AM
can't we, y'know, have a ranch in a place where the weather is nice year round and is less poluted? I mean, if you're making me choose between Montana winters and Ohio air, I'm going to take choice c.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on July 19, 2006, 01:38:37 PM
Um the air in Ohio is fine as long as you're not  near Cleveland or one of the other major industrial cities. I live in Amish country in the middle of freaking NOWHERE. You choose the location, then I don't mind.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on July 19, 2006, 03:30:05 PM
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I'm grumpy because all hell has broken loose in my life.  In the last three weeks I have:

-injured my back with no forthcoming signs of recovery
-lost my job
-had a series of really random severe depressive episodes for no apparent reason
-experienced 24 hours of pure anxiety
-forgotten to prepare a lesson and then had to teach
-been broker than broker than broke

and last but not least, watched several of my close friends go through so serious crap.

Oi.  I am so tired of all this crap.


Ick, fishy that doesnt sound so good,... you ok?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MsFish on July 20, 2006, 04:48:53 PM
Am I okay?  Heck no.  Got into about five fights with my boyfriend yesterday because we're both so emotionally drained.  (His life is going worse than mine, as if that were possible.  At least I don't have to rebuild the engine in my car.  Helps that I don't have one to break.)  

Both our lives need to go back to normal.  Stat.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on July 20, 2006, 06:10:49 PM
Fish's grumpiness makes mine look trivial:

I'm grumpy because the tip of my left middle finger hurts. So what? I write for a living, and it hurts to type.

:P

Everyone should be allowed to whine once in a while.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on July 20, 2006, 06:41:32 PM
Wow, I feel bad, I just have a general sense of malaise... and not a real problem.
I hope everyones lives just get better.

Fishie, hang in there...

oh and Oldielocks try numbing it with ice...

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on July 20, 2006, 09:11:14 PM
Fish, sometimes when the walls come down, all you can do is .... Well, I don't know; for me, I feel like scrunching myself up in the fetal position, locking myself up in my apt, and praying for a interdimensional portal to swallow me up. Then I won't have to admit to everyone here that I need help moving again after just 3 months because I can't afford my new place.

Also, I basically want to drop out of school at Emerson because I have so little faith with the program. Plus I can hardly stand knowing that I've let myself "go," developing what I half-jokingly call The Boston Bulge. I try to laugh about it and all the other stuff but it's not working so great. Ranting, though, is probably better than stuffing my face more. :P  
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on July 20, 2006, 11:43:15 PM
So I taught a stress management class on the fly today. Take three big breaths, being sure to expand your stomach. Trust me it makes you feel a little better.

It worked for me this evening after leaving my social work class feeling completely traumatized. We watched a video on adoption, then my instructor shared her stories from her years of working at an adoption agency entitled "Tales from the Crypt". Just needed to throw some clips from some Romanian orphanages to make it truly cheerful.  :(

People are scum that is all I can say.

I'm going to take some more deep breaths and shoot some bad-guys in some sort of virtual world.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 21, 2006, 09:15:06 AM
I'm grumpy because we have a mouse.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MsFish on July 21, 2006, 03:12:41 PM
Ew.  That's a good reason to be grumpy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on July 24, 2006, 03:56:47 PM
Reason #1: It's too hot. I hate the summer.

Reason #2: It's time to throw away the contacts and boil the contact case: I managed to get pink eye. In both my eyes. Ow and yuck.

Reason #3: My 6-year-old woke me up at 4am because he was playing Nintendo. I shooed him back to bed, and to make sure that he wouldn't just sneak out and do it again, I tried to take the power supply. But I couldn't get it out of the mass of controller cords and adapters, so I just picked up the whole mess and tossed it into my closet.

Reason #4: When Comcast was at my house on Saturday to fix the poor signal on my cable service, they disconnected my Internet service. The word "incompetent" comes to mind. Or maybe "clueless."
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on July 26, 2006, 01:30:03 AM
My wife has been hogging the TV lately so she can watch "Pimp My Ride" on MTV. This just strikes me as wrong.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on July 26, 2006, 01:41:03 AM
It's a good show.
I wanted to register for a message board online but "the administrator has banned the use of free email addresses (hotmail, yahoo, etc.). Please use your work, school, or website email and rest assured that your information will be kept private."

Newsflash! Not everyone HAS a job where they get email!!  Or is in school for the rest of their lives.  GRRR.  Now I have to get my husband to set me up a useless alias I won't use??  (And I dont' get a school email address until after the quarter begins).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on July 26, 2006, 01:44:39 AM
I can get you one if you really want.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on July 26, 2006, 02:52:56 AM
This is the second DirecTV receiver I've had in three weeks, and now it won't receive *at all*, let alone record anything. I haven't been able to watch TV at home for about a month. It wouldn't be so bad--I'm not much at home anyway--but I am paying for the Tivo thing, so I ought to be able to use it. Now they're sending me yet another receiver, and hopefully this one will work, but this is just making me mad.

Not to mention, I was really looking forward to watching those old episodes of Simon and Simon I'd Tivoed. Simple pleasures, I know, but it's been very nostalgic for me since I discovered they were on TV.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on July 26, 2006, 02:45:14 PM
After looking at European legislation all morning, I have come to the conclusion that British legislators are the most pompous law-writers in the world.

The German law was very straightforward. The French law was a little less-so, but it was still clear.

The British law, however, is a maze of references. For example:

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17. - (1) Subject to the following provisions of this section, personal data must not be processed unless an entry in respect of the data controller is included in the register maintained by the Commissioner under section 19 (or is treated by notification regulations made by virtue of section 19(3) as being so included).

           (2) Except where the processing is assessable processing for the purposes of section 22, subsection (1) does not apply in relation to personal data consisting of information which falls neither within paragraph (a) of the definition of "data" in section 1(1) nor within paragraph (b) of that definition.


I feel pity for people who decide to become solicitors.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on July 26, 2006, 03:21:05 PM
The problem with Brittish law is that they have a very strong oral tradition and thus, what is written isn't as important as in other countries (and thus the legislature doesn't care about how things are written down).

However, I'm sure the Brittish solicitor learns how to interpret and navigate such confusion. Besides, if normal people could understand the law, then there would be no need for lawyers.
Lost One cringes at the thought of lawyers being useless

The world needs lawyers!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on July 27, 2006, 12:15:20 AM
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The world needs lawyers!


That's right! Atlantis ain't gonna rebuild itself, people!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Rak-O-Latern on July 27, 2006, 05:27:50 AM
Don't diss the british. I am english, and all I can say is at least we don't eat 500000000000 hamburgers a day!
lol only kidding.

But also if you think we have stupid laws,
then get a load of this

In alaska it is illegal to push a moose out of an aeroplane. I mean whats the moose doing in the aeroplane to begin with.

And in Iowa, . Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.

And finally in Kentucky, you cannot put an ice cream in your pocket. If you don't believe me then look at this.

http://www.eldar.org/~ben/funny/html/180.html
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Bot on July 27, 2006, 05:36:37 AM
Oooh, someone really is a grumpy bear today!

Seriously, I'm British, and I agree that the law is passed on verbally more than in writing. And besides, everyone's got a solicitor to interpret the..ya know...stuff.

Bye, everyone, and don't go puttin any ice cream in your pockets!

P.S: Be kind to mooses, they're not good flyers.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 27, 2006, 09:15:56 AM
I don't know what sort of mooses you've met, but the mooses I hang around with all have their pilot's license.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on July 28, 2006, 01:15:43 AM
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I mean whats the moose doing in the aeroplane to begin with.


Trying to keep up with the flying squirrel. Duh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on July 28, 2006, 11:28:13 PM
So, my wife and I went to hopefully sign a 12-month renewal lease for our current apartment. However, before signing, we spoke with the manager because we had some concern about how the management was performing (i.e. taking a long time to do repairs). The manager then told us that she didn't want us as tenant anymore (actually, she said that she hates us) and that if we didn't sign a 12-month lease (without question) then we needed to give her 60 days notice and move out.

I told her that we would take the month-to-month option in our current lease. She then said that we would have to pay an extra $200 dollars a month for the month-to-month option. I then showed her that under the current lease, we only have to pay our current rent and that no where in the lease did it say that we needed to pay an extra $200 dollar. Our apartment manager then got mad, told us that she would have to talk to an attorney (besides me) and stormed off. We paid our rent at our current rate and left (without giving notice that we would move out).

I just annoyed that our manager has to be so irrational about this. I'm not sure why she hates us. We've always paid our rent on time. I think our manager just doesn't likes to deal with tenants that complain (or in our case, tenants who actually read their lease and not allow her to make up what the lease says).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on July 29, 2006, 12:35:10 AM
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(or in our case, tenants who actually read their lease and not allow her to make up what the lease says).


That part seems the most likely. Oh, for a house of my own. Maybe someday, when we're 50.

Today was crappy. The nurse on the morning shift loves to boss everyone around and micromanage the crap out of everyone, and then complain when things don't go smoothly after it's all her fault. She stuck aroudn for 3 hours giving orders today even though she wasn't our charge nurse! And my feet hurt.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on July 29, 2006, 02:53:24 PM
I'm grumpy because someone apppears to be TUI (typing under the influence).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Archon on July 29, 2006, 03:18:06 PM
That's Gemm. We let him type like that, because it seems to make sense to him, and occasionally, he is, in fact, brilliant.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on July 29, 2006, 03:58:01 PM
Well.... that wasn't too memorable. I never made that post. And I'm pretty sure no one can prove it now.

Hur huir!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on July 30, 2006, 12:38:37 PM
I knew I should have quoted it! Curse you!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Archon on July 30, 2006, 01:49:39 PM
Harbinger, you could delete your posts, if you wanted. And you probably should, because this thread has gone way off course.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on August 07, 2006, 03:37:39 PM
http://www.geeksquad.com/wirelessnetwork/

What a racket. Guh. $60 to set up a wireless network. Things like this convince me that I picked the wrong career.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 07, 2006, 03:48:40 PM
what's so hard about plugging a couple things in?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on August 08, 2006, 01:59:48 AM
Exactly. I'd like to get paid $60 to plug in cables and power cords. Instead I get paid much less to write about how to plug in those cables.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 08, 2006, 12:38:13 PM
I decided to be all thrifty and install my high speed internet myself... save $50, I thought. Well, it took me a few days to get it and my router to get along. I even had to call in the help of a friend who works at MIT and goes to my ward. Thank heavens for free tech help from friends!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Kuntrey_Pilgrum on August 09, 2006, 12:20:01 AM
I'm grumpy cause there is no chocolate left and no more is coming until next week :'(I NEED CHOCOLATE
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MsFish on August 09, 2006, 02:18:18 AM
I'm grumpy because I hate being patient.  I pretty much just suck at it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on August 10, 2006, 04:18:00 PM
I hate insurance companies. I just found out that they are denying my claims because they lost information that I sent them. They even manage to make one of my claims disappear, which will now require me to resend it (so they can make it disappear again).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on August 18, 2006, 06:53:35 PM
I'm grumpy because I wanted to post on the Grumpy Thread and it had been moved off the front page by all the other irrelevant posts to old threads by new people.

So, I'm bringing it back. So there! I feel like complaining (even though it's the same old, same old), so I will.  :P

I want my body to work properly. How come I didn't get a gift receipt with this thing? I'd like to make an exchange, please. Something that looks similar but gets sick far less. No, I don't want cash back or store credit. Just perfect health, that'll do it. Or even good to moderate health... My product is flawed and I'd like a new model. What, no refunds or exchanges?

Gah. I guess I'll have to keep working with what I have.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on August 26, 2006, 03:28:27 AM
I have fallen prey to the Sudden Horrible Splitting Headache of Doom.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on August 26, 2006, 03:43:04 AM
That was me last weekend. Woke up in the middle of the night Friday with the worst migraine I've ever had, and it lasted all weekend. Thankfully, it went away (mostly) by Monday/Tuesday-ish, but it kind of left a mark all week.

I'm grumpy myself because I just spent the last two days in Vancouver and was totally unable to enjoy it. Between having asthma attacks and not being able to ride my bike as planned, and then during the interview I was doing freelance for the magazine I used to work at, the camera died right at the beginning, and then I got lost and drove around Vancouver aimlessly for FIVE hours this afternoon, I just feel awful. I could have stayed another night (and ended up having to pay for the hotel anyway, because I checked out late), but I just couldn't stay there anymore because I felt too claustrophobic and didn't want to spend the evening in the hotel room. I knew I'd just get lost if I tried to go anywhere again, so I just came home.

It was the worst mini-vacation I've ever had. I usually have a great sense of direction. I can't tell if it was me or if it was just trying to drive for the first time in a foreign country--because Canada is just foreign enough for me to have constantly missed turns and exits. Between still being sick (just took my last antiobiotic pill this morning for the latest sinus infection, and I'm still just as infected as ever) and being disoriented, I wasn't in top form, directions-wise, and I decided to just try it another time. It's only 2 1/2 to 3 hours away, so I could do it in a day trip if I wanted, or do it like I did this time, go one night, stay in a cheap motel (this one was too gross and moldy, though), and drive back the next night after a day of playing.

There are a lot of things I wanted to see that I didn't feel up to doing--because they were all outdoors/hiking/biking kinds of things. I brought my bike, but never used it because I knew I'd have an asthma attack if I did. I want to not be sick anymore.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Kuntrey_Pilgrum on August 28, 2006, 08:11:23 PM
I'm grumpy because my band director is having all us section leaders go to some bogus seminar >:(  I
barely even HAVE a section!!

 Also, that creepy kid who sits beside me in Honors Biology stole my stuffed penguin. >:( :'(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on August 28, 2006, 09:46:00 PM
Hey, stuff like that will make you a better musician. Think of college band. My high school band was all of 20 people, so me being the entire low brass section *and* the drum major wasn't really that much of a deal, but I loved doing all of it, and going to band camp and marching drum corps, being in a regional orchestra performance, and being in the National FFA band were all things I enjoyed and made me a better musician.

This made me able to audition and get into the college band, and it's made me a lifelong musician, even if I'm never again a part of an organized group (though even now, almost 15 years after graduating high school, I'm thinking about joining a senior drum corps to keep up my ombuchure). If it's something you like doing, aside from the lameness of high school band, go for it. There are some great opportunities out there later on. Even if it is just being able to sit with friends on a Saturday night playing jazz. Which I did when I lived in Boston.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on August 29, 2006, 02:20:23 AM
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Also, that creepy kid who sits beside me in Honors Biology stole my stuffed penguin. >:( :'(

That stinks! I weep with you.  :'(

Maybe E will lend you his ninja monkeys to get the penguin back. Though, I don't know what he'll require in return. A lifetime of subservience, a hefty fee, or maybe just a jello pudding pack...you never know.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 29, 2006, 10:36:20 AM
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A lifetime of subservience, a hefty fee, or maybe just a jello pudding pack...you never know.

Lifetime of subservience, methinks, though I don't know if a stuffed penguin is the best tradeoff, Bumpkin. But, pudding? For SE? Nuh-uh. SE has no love whatsoever for pudding, this I know. He hates it, he does. Offer him pudding and ye shall surely be dispatched by his ninja monkey minions--er, assassin priests.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 29, 2006, 10:48:50 AM
we don't *hates* pudding. We just don't get excited about it like our daughters do.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 29, 2006, 11:13:09 AM
hmhmm. So you're saying that you had me print lies in my firstest book ever?! *sob*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 29, 2006, 11:54:08 AM
I hates tapiocca pudding, actually. I didn't mention that specifically? it grosses me.

I don't care for plain pudding at all, actually, now that I think of it. But pudding in stuff is ok.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 29, 2006, 12:42:30 PM
ohhh. Pudding of the tapioca variety. So that's what you were eating when you came across an unwelcome black insect? *nods* Well, we thinks tapioca is nasty anyhow. :P

But we mourns for you! Other puddings, yummy they are! Oh well, at least you get to eat those puddings that stow away in other goodies. ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on August 29, 2006, 01:27:30 PM
It's like a Gollum/Yoda fest.

I love tapioca pudding. More for me.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on August 29, 2006, 05:58:16 PM
Mmm. All this talk of pudding is making me crave Rice Pudding. With LOTS and LOTS of cinnamon. Something I discovered on my mission to upstate New York.

Yummy. I think I'm going to have to pick up some Kozy Shack rice pudding at the store (the closest thing I can find to the New York goodness).

Since this IS the grumpy thread, I guess I can say that I'm grumpy that I am craving Rice Pudding when my finances are low. Curse you, E and Shrain and stacer! This is all your fault!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 29, 2006, 07:05:11 PM
/me employs his +5 shield of blame deflection
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 29, 2006, 07:58:33 PM
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It's like a Gollum/Yoda fest.

I love tapioca pudding. More for me.

Welcome to the lumpy puddingses, you are. ;)

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Since this IS the grumpy thread, I guess I can say that I'm grumpy that I am craving Rice Pudding when my finances are low. Curse you, E and Shrain and stacer! This is all your fault!

/me hides behind SE's shield--after paying him a handsome fee, of course.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on August 29, 2006, 07:59:34 PM
As long as I get rice pudding, I'll be fine.

If not...no shield will protect you.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 29, 2006, 08:14:49 PM
uh oh. Good thing I retained a few of SE's ninja monkeys assassin priests while I was at it!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on August 29, 2006, 11:29:39 PM
I'm grumpy because me and my 19 months old son are sick with a very bad cold. And his nose runs alot, so my shirt has alot of green slime on it.  
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on August 30, 2006, 02:08:51 AM
(Psst. I got my rice pudding. The threat to your lives has been eliminated--at least for today.  ;))
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on August 30, 2006, 03:38:44 PM
My 19-month old baby keeps on playing with my computer when I'm not looking. He keeps on turning it on and then locking the keyboard. Today he even managed to change to desktop display. This annoys me and I don't think I'll be able to prevent him from getting to the computer. Does anyone know of any computer programing schools for tottlers?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 30, 2006, 05:28:59 PM
"Tottlers"? hmm. Those little totts sure are cute when they learn how to program and lock techie things. I bet they have some rudimentary computer-savvy cartoon shows for toddlers, not sure about totts. ...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 30, 2006, 07:02:29 PM
I like Tater Tottlers.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 30, 2006, 08:59:12 PM
*horrified gasp*

do you prefer the little ones a la carte or do you devour the poor totts dipped in slaughtered tomatoes?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on August 31, 2006, 12:07:32 AM
How many apples had to die for you to eat that pie?!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 31, 2006, 09:11:22 AM
Depends, are we counting "potential apples" in the seeds?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on August 31, 2006, 12:36:24 PM
If so, that's a whole lotta apples.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on September 01, 2006, 05:31:40 PM
My wife was sick yesterday so she had to come home earlier from a temp job that she was working. This morning she went back to her job only to find a shocked supervisor. Her supervisor had called to temp agency yesterday to let them know that she was no longer needed but the temp agency forgot to call my wife to let her know not to go back to work. Stupid temp agency.

Also, I got a call-back from a firm that I had had a couple of interview with. They wanted to meet with me  again next week and so we set up an appointment. They then asked me if I was being considered for employment by other firms, to which I truthfully answered "yes". We ended our conversation and plan to meet next Wednesday.

They then called me back a few minutes later and told me that because I was being considered by other firms, they would not considered me unless I don't get an offer from  another firm.  ??? I guess it's a firm that only hires bottom-of-the-barrel employees.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 04, 2006, 02:00:09 PM
That's very odd, Lost One... Any other news?
******

My car WON'T START!!!  And I had all these errands to run. Oh, and of course it is a holiday. >:( I just had the oil changed, fluids checked, and radiator flushed....

The tow guy thinks the fuel pump is messed up. Eeek! Those are expensive, right? At least I found a place I've gone to before that is actually open today.  That's one small consolation. *sigh*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on September 04, 2006, 04:00:20 PM
When we had to replace our fuel pump it was about $400.  Does it make the sound like its' trying to start but the engine won't catch?  Like in cartoons? The sterotypical "Hey my car won't start" sound?  
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 04, 2006, 07:10:14 PM
Nah, no cartoonish rrr-rrr-rr sounds, fuzzy.... I tried three times then waited four or five min. and tried again. No luck. When the tow truck dude came, he couldn't get it started either. He messed around under the hood and said he though the fuel pump was the culprit. hmm.

Yet, get this, the car shop called and told me they ran a full diagnostic test and found absolutely nothing wrong! Not only that but my car started right up when they tried! What the heck!? ??? They said my fuel filter is a bit dirty but everything checked out--spark plugs, injector, pump, battery. So I got to pay $80 for a "well, just watch it and if it happens again, you can pay $65 for a fuel filter." Criminitley, that's dang frustrating. :-/
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on September 04, 2006, 07:38:28 PM
A fuel pump doesn't cost that much at an auto store, plus it's fairly easy to install it yourself. You just have to find it.

It really is  much cheaper if you can fix the car yourself. Mechanics charge outrageous prices for simple crap. However, things like alternators and bleeding brakes are things that should be left to the pros.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on September 04, 2006, 10:26:21 PM
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Posted by: Gemm Posted on: Today at 4:38pm
A fuel pump doesn't cost that much at an auto store, plus it's fairly easy to install it yourself. You just have to find it.  

It really is  much cheaper if you can fix the car yourself. Mechanics charge outrageous prices for simple crap. However, things like alternators and bleeding brakes are things that should be left to the pros.  


Depends on the car. If the fuel pump went out in my car, is would cost around $200 at the auto store and I would have to rip out the back seat of the car to be able to replace it.

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Posted by: Shrain Posted on: Today at 4:10pm
Nah, no cartoonish rrr-rrr-rr sounds, fuzzy.... I tried three times then waited four or five min. and tried again. No luck. When the tow truck dude came, he couldn't get it started either. He messed around under the hood and said he though the fuel pump was the culprit. hmm.

Yet, get this, the car shop called and told me they ran a full diagnostic test and found absolutely nothing wrong! Not only that but my car started right up when they tried! What the heck!?  They said my fuel filter is a bit dirty but everything checked out--spark plugs, injector, pump, battery. So I got to pay $80 for a "well, just watch it and if it happens again, you can pay $65 for a fuel filter." Criminitley, that's dang frustrating.  


My wild guess would be that your starter motor is going bad, but it could be something as simple as a bad sensor. I also had a similar problem with my car a few month ago and it turned out that my ignition coil died.

Also, $65 for a fuel filter is borderline criminal. I can buy a fuel filter for $10 and it take 5 minutes to install.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 05, 2006, 08:32:42 PM
Ignition coil. Hmm. Well, I guess I will just have to wait and see. It irks me that they couldn't find a thing wrong except *maybe* replace the fuel filter--and charge me a rip off price, apparently for the labor not to mention the part. grrrrr.

So, Lost One, I may just be asking for a how-to set of instructions to change a pesky fuel filter.... :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on September 06, 2006, 12:07:36 AM
I went home for the long weekend and my souvenir is a cold.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on September 06, 2006, 06:35:51 PM
I've lost all of my folders for A day, which means if I don't find them by tommorrow I'll fail several assignments. :(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 07, 2006, 10:25:54 PM
What's worse than paying $80 to have your car checked when it won't start even though it starts for the repair guy and then have it *not* start AGAIN, three days later?  

I dunno. But I will probably find out. Soon. >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on September 14, 2006, 01:24:51 AM
I put the white clothes in the washer, washed them and they came out white. I then but the white clothes in the dryer, dried them and they came out green. I hope this teaches my 4-year old not to leave crayons in his pockets that then get hidden in the laundry.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on September 14, 2006, 02:52:00 AM
I'm grumpy because John Scalzi, who has NEVER contributed to this site, is in the corner for looking cute in a tiara, while I, Chimera, who am far cuter (with or without said tiara), have never been in the corner.  >:(

Bah ha ha. Who am I kidding? That's great!  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on September 14, 2006, 09:01:29 AM
you were in the corner... when you were superfly...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 14, 2006, 09:08:04 AM
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I put the white clothes in the washer, washed them and they came out white. I then but the white clothes in the dryer, dried them and they came out green. I hope this teaches my 4-year old not to leave crayons in his pockets that then get hidden in the laundry.

I would think that it would be more productive, rather, to hope it teaches you to scan all the 4-year old's pockets before running them through the laundry
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 14, 2006, 01:06:32 PM
Yeah, eBay has some cheap Anti-Foreign Object scanners to keep your laundry crayon free. You should look into it.

Crayons don't trouble me today. Rather, it is the fact that I lost one of the silicon covers for my ipod's in-ear earbuds when the cord got stuck on this guy's backpack as I was getting off the T. The cover just inverted and flew off... somewhere. Dangit!

Oh, and I'm feeling not so good yet I have a looong day today since I have Copyediting from 6-9:45 after work tonight. *sigh*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 14, 2006, 01:18:34 PM
everyone already owns scanners: they're called eyes and fingers
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 14, 2006, 01:40:03 PM
*snicker* I can't help it if you thrive on odd word choice. In this case, "scan" conjured up an image of a laundress waving a peculiar device over jeans' pockets and shirt pockets to detect any offending items. No more turning pockets inside out to "scan" them, folks! Actually, it also made me think of Superman using his x-ray vision to see inside pockets. (I bet Martha and Jonathan had him do all his own laundry). Oh, and, come on, you don't "scan" with your fingers.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 14, 2006, 01:59:05 PM
scan: v.tr. 1. To examine closely

examination can be done by feel.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 14, 2006, 02:26:53 PM
hmpgh. Well then, pardon my imagination for preferring the technological sense of the word. I'd still prefer to have a AFO scanner around as maybe then laundry wouldn't be such a bore.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 14, 2006, 02:33:54 PM
Laundry is supposed to be boring. Otherwise you'd have to fight ninjas or negotiate with terrorists to get stuff from the washer to the dryer.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on September 14, 2006, 06:33:41 PM
About laundry stories. I washed a load of white wash, then put it in the dryer.( All the clothes were white when I put them in the dryer.) Went to get some clothes out of the dryer and saw that my clothes and dryer were now green. All do to a green crayon  my 4 year old son put in his pocket.
After cleaning my dryer and spraying all my clothes with wd40 and then washing my clothes about 10 times in the washer the clothes are a little bit better now.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on September 14, 2006, 07:10:14 PM
I would have left them green, as a testament to my awesomeness.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on September 15, 2006, 12:32:54 AM
Sorry about the repeating posts about my laundry going green. My wife made the second post without reading the previous one.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on September 15, 2006, 10:35:04 AM
Oh. I thought you were being humorous.  :)

That makes more sense, though.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on September 17, 2006, 09:01:11 AM
I suppose I will cry about this to others, instead of just creating grief in my mind.

Tonight at work, I was working as usual, and sometime after my first break my legs began to feel a bit awkward. Wasn't anything serious at first, but then it gradually got worse as I continued on my way. Now, I stayed until I couldn't bear this anymore, as my legs were feeling fetid, sore, and rather acute pains around the shins more and more.

I managed to pedal myself home and am now ready to go to bed. I hope when I wake this feeling goes away. Or else I'm dead.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Kuntrey_Pilgrum on September 17, 2006, 02:36:17 PM
Hey, that almost rhymed! I'm grumpy because that stupid chick who thinks she's a penguin almost got me deleted by Mr.Spriggan. :(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 26, 2006, 09:02:32 PM
Gum stuck on the bottom of my backpack. Yuck! I scrubbed and used ice to get more off but the residue is still there. :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on September 27, 2006, 12:07:56 AM
My boss and I were driving back from meeting with a prospective client and got into a car accident. Fortunately, we were in my bosses car (because my car wouldn't have survived) and the guy who rear-ended us was nice about it (maybe because we told him we're lawyers).  

The frustrating part was that it took the police over an hour to get to the accident site, so we had to wait around in the middle of busy road until the police could come and do an inspection and accident report (which is mandatory in the state of Colorado).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on October 03, 2006, 01:09:22 PM
John Lasseter being an idiot makes me grumpy. He gave Miyazaki credit for Diana Wynne Jones's ideas in Howl's Moving Castle. You can read the full story in my livejournal (http://zeliot.livejournal.com/14049.html#cutid1), if you're so inclined.

Grr. >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on October 06, 2006, 10:23:20 PM
I hate it when people expect me to pay for their mistakes.

This week, we got a quote for carpet installation and it was for 178 square feet more than we measured. After much arguing, they are agreeing to remeasure, but initially they just wanted us to pay.

Now, our homeowners insurance agency says that we owe $200 more per year than we were quoted. The insurance agent told us that he made a mistake in our quote but never told us (or thought he might have mentioned it). He is still expecting us to pay the extra $200 (which won't happen).

It just one of those weeks when I feel like everyone is trying to rip me off.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on October 07, 2006, 11:35:49 AM
Gah! My two-year-old demon spawn was full of mischief yesterday. He broke the front picture window in the living room when he threw a toy sword at it and drew in pen all over the flatscreen computer monitor.

Edit: I just discovered some paper he had jammed into the DVD player.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Kuntrey_Pilgrum on October 07, 2006, 01:17:08 PM
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Gah! My two-year-old demon spawn was full of mischief yesterday. He broke the front picture window in the living room when he threw a toy sword at it and drew in pen all over the flatscreen computer monitor.


I'm  SOOOO glad having children is not required. I love children sometimes, and then, you're babysitting and they let the tub run over, which dissolves the sealant around the tub, and causes large amounts of water to drip down on you while you are making their dinner[grill cheese, no crust, perfectly browned or she won't eat it]
 GRRRR!    Anyway, that's why I'm grumpy.

  P.S. At least the girl got a good whipping!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on October 08, 2006, 12:54:21 AM
Yesterday my 20 month old son poured a 2lb container of corn meal on is head (which is messier than sand), then he dumped almost an entire box of Kix cereal on the kitchen floor. And when He went into the basement he dumped out all the little rocks out of a plant container.

Somedays kids are so much fun >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on October 12, 2006, 06:42:33 PM
*Kicks the world*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on October 13, 2006, 06:48:13 PM
me, with a gun, grumpy.

Spent all day learning about the USCG's new sidearm the Sig Sauer P229-DAK Pistol. Its a .40 Smith and Wesson. I shoot basic and Practical on monday.

Basic is straight range, practical involves a few different stances, with cover and tactical loading.

I assume that i shoot judgemental as soon as they can arrange it.

Did I mention that I am not a fan of firearms.

yeah

grumpy.

plus shooting in the cold not so great.

at least this is a nicer gun than the venerable/ useless beretta.
And in the field we get issued hollow points.
-insert irony here-

woo hoo!

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on October 13, 2006, 09:59:22 PM
Im also apparently depressed tonight.

Dunno why.

Stupid Friday.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on October 13, 2006, 10:37:45 PM
hey boddy, cheer up man. You have my awesome readings to play with.

But what is it you have against firearms?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on October 14, 2006, 01:31:37 AM
I'm grumpy because one of my coworkers (who is full-time) is ALWAYS calling off work, and they do NOTHING to punish her. She just got off two weeks vacation and she has been back 3 days out of the last 8. That is messed up.  The management's standpoint seems to be, "Hey, one less person we have to pay."  And this desipte the rather nasty meeting we had 4 months ago where they laid out the rules for attendance which were supposed to be very strict.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on October 14, 2006, 07:22:43 PM
I swear I'm allergic to Utah. Every Fall, for the last four years, while I've been in Utah, I've come down with Bronchitus. Well, when I decided to move, one of the perks was, "Hey, maybe I won't get Bronchitus this year!" I'd avoided it so far (during September and early October), and I was moving to California, so it seemed plausible.

I was in Utah for four days this week. And guess what happened. I came down with Bronchitus.

I hate irony.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on October 15, 2006, 09:48:22 AM
Heh, I hate to say it, but that is rather humorous bronchitis.

However, I am quite the loyal sucker. Last night was suppose to be my night off. A saturday night off of work. These are the things that gods covet. But yes, instead I went into work at the request of my team lead, since if I didn't there would have been no one doing the job that he and I are supposed to do. Due to the fact that he was running the floor last night, since both of the executives weren't "on" that night.

So, I am now exhausted and tired and I don't get another day off until thursday... I hate "Over-time."
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on October 16, 2006, 09:14:42 AM
I did that two weeks ago. Closing the store thursday, friday, and Saturday. Yeah, talk about sleepy sleepy
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on October 16, 2006, 10:22:25 AM
I just ate the last delicious toaster strudle.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on October 16, 2006, 04:04:46 PM
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I did that two weeks ago. Closing the store thursday, friday, and Saturday. Yeah, talk about sleepy sleepy


I have 8am class on Tuesday, so I have to get up at no later than 6:45 to get there on time. Then I work until 10pm after class. But last Tuesday the third shift girl was sick and no one else could cover. So I worked a double shift and was awake for over 24 hours.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on October 16, 2006, 04:48:34 PM
well, it's not 24, but when I close on thursday, I've just been awake (and working almost all of) 17.5 hours, giving me roughly 6 hours of sleep (assuming the kids let me sleep and I can fall asleep right away)before I get to do 18.5 hours to close on Friday. -- and I usually only get about 10 minutes at home between jobs.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on October 16, 2006, 07:14:33 PM
That's how it was for me at the CT when going to school.  Would work 11pm-7am then goto classes from 8am-2pm, come home and get some stuff done then get to bed around 4pm.  So glad I've got a different job now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Kuntrey_Pilgrum on October 16, 2006, 11:26:18 PM
Today is the one-year anniversary of the death of M.Corsetti. :'( Shooting yourself with your dad's shotgun is NOT something anyone sane would do. I considered making an EMO/totally depressed topic to put this in. I went to my friend's house today because she knew him so well, and she had convinced herself he was selfish for doing it, but that it was somehow her fault for not going out with him. :'( *sigh**sniffle*

Depressing. :'(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on October 17, 2006, 02:16:04 AM
I hate rocks.

I also hate my ISP.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Brenna on October 17, 2006, 04:27:45 AM
*looks pointedly at the baby* Go. To. Sleep.

Honest, sleep is a good thing. I'd like some occasionally. Now would be nice...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on October 17, 2006, 08:52:25 AM
"One child is *so* easy." - my wife. OF course, she also says this about two and three children, so I don't know if we should take her very seriously.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Brenna on October 18, 2006, 01:06:40 PM
I'm sure one child *is* much easier than, say, three or four. :) But two hours of sleep in an entire night is definitely not enough, whether the cause is one child or more, I think.   :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on October 18, 2006, 09:58:54 PM
But with one child, you can actually get two hours of sleep. Two hours of sleep is sometimes not possible with more than one child.

Anyways, a friend of mine told me the solution for a lack of sleep caused by children. Give up sleep. If you don't expect to sleep then it doesn't seem as bad and you are more prepared for the hallucinations!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on October 18, 2006, 11:48:27 PM
Sleep is optional, silly. Especially when you need it the most.

*Revels in the fact that her kids are all old enough to sleep well*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on October 19, 2006, 02:46:02 AM
This sucks. I had no idea bonus tickets were only allotted "so many" seats per plane and that I should have booked my Christmas trip, apparently, six months ago. I got my free ticket back in July, and apparently I should have booked it right then. I had no idea. I thought I was supposed to wait till it was closer (and I didn't even know in July what dates I'd even want to travel).

So now I have this free plane ticket and no money to pay for a plane ticket home at Christmas. I was so excited to be able to go home for Christmas--Christmas is big in my family, and I really wanted just to go to a place where there was real winter, to have all the fungi be DEAD. After living in a perpetual non-freezing/rainy/dreary winter one year, I just NEED it.

Any ideas for how to find a cheap (and I mean CHEAP) plane ticket to Chicago from Seattle? Travelocity's reporting the cheapest at $400 (which would involve 12 hours of travel each way, and that's just $400 I don't have. Unless I want to spend my freelance money on that, but I was thinking perhaps I should spend that on winter shoes, oil changes, a haircut, and all those other niceties I never have the money for normally. Plus, by the time I get paid for the article (first week of November), the prices will have shot up way past my capability.

Sigh.

I was so excited for this. I've never had a free ticket before. How am I supposed to know stuff like this??

And I just can't stand having another Christmas away from home. Especially not here.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tink on October 19, 2006, 11:17:19 AM
Depends on the dates you could go. Southwest still has some of their cheaper $99/one way fares, but only on certain days (like Dec 16 and Jan 4). If you combined a $99 fare with one more expensive (like a $130 or $160), then it'd only be $229 or $259 plus tax. With taxes, a $99 flight with a $160 flight would be $298.70 total.

That's my only idea. It's hard to look without knowing the dates you want to fly. Hope it helps :).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 19, 2006, 01:16:13 PM
I was going to suggest Southwest as well, but that's all I've got. =\

Unless you want to visit my sister in Tacoma.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on October 19, 2006, 03:02:56 PM
I already did the visit-a-friend for Christmas thing last year. It's okay one year every now and then (in college and grad school it was every other year), but two years in a row is just not fun.

However, on the bright side, I called Alaska again, and figured out a way to get home using the free ticket. I'll have to leave really, really early--the 13th--and come back on the evening of Christmas Day, but it's something, and it's free.

If I ever get a free ticket again, I've learned my lesson.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on October 19, 2006, 04:03:35 PM
I am the Lost One's wife.I went looking at airlane tickets for you Stacer. The cheaps ticket is from Chicago(ORD) to Settle(SEA) on Orbitz on NWA at the price of $308 . Dates from 12/21 to 12/28. I tried other days the price was all the same. On Southwest the ticket is around $340.

Keep looking for tickets. The price of fuel and gas are all going down tickets should got cheaper here soon I hope.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on October 19, 2006, 05:56:14 PM
Only problem is, flying *out* of Seattle to Chicago is always more expensive. Thanks for looking. I'm taken care of, though--got my free ticket and was able to figure it out. Thanks!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 20, 2006, 03:46:01 PM
Yay for Stacer. :) I'm excited about my trip too. TWG-East, The Gathering should be fun.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on October 23, 2006, 07:47:38 PM
I am the Lost One's 4 year old son. I am mad because my mommy want let me play me games right now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on October 23, 2006, 10:12:04 PM
I'd be grumpy too if I were the Lost One's son.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on October 23, 2006, 10:16:06 PM
I would believe he would be in bed now, what with being past his bedtime.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on October 24, 2006, 08:47:20 PM
That's why he's grumpy, he needs sleep.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on October 26, 2006, 11:55:48 AM
I am grumpy because our modem is only working at half speed.  It stopped working all together so my husband got a new one.  When he went to install it, the new one wouldn't work either. Meanwhile, my two-year-old son got hold of the hold one, played with it, and left it on the floor where it was promptly run over by the computer chair. I'm certain the chair did this all on its own, since I would never be so silly as to accidentally run over a modem. My husband, for the heck of it, decided to put the old modem back in the computer, since the new one wasn't working anyway. Apparently getting run over by a computer chair isn't as hard on modems as one would expect because the old modem started working again but only at half speed. This makes it difficult to do all the things I want to on the computer, i.e, watch Homestar Runner. Sigh. We need a new modem, but now my husband is too busy with work to install a new one, and I'm too lazy to learn.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on October 26, 2006, 01:47:34 PM
Last night my three year old was grumpy. Here's a report from my wife:

So, last night  Rachael would not eat her food for dinner.  

Then, as everyone finished dinner I realize she hadn’t even touched her vegetable or casserole.  I told her that we were having dessert in 1 hour and she could not leave the table before then unless her food was all gone and after 1 hour she had to get down from the table and would not have dessert

For one hour—one hour she cried and complained and often yelled.  Here is a partial list of her complaints:

(to get the real picture, she is in the kitchen by herself, she is crying the whole time, no one is responding to anything she is saying and Maire is “ba-ba-ba-babbling” in the family room the whole time).

I don’t like this food
I don’t like any of this food
I hate this food
I hate it, I hate it
I don’t want to be in the kitchen
I hate the kitchen
I wish we didn’t have a kitchen  (that was my favorite one-I had to keep from laughing)
I wish the kitchen was like a playroom
A play room with a hallway (like in the basement, where her sisters were playing)
I don’t like this house
Mom, I don’t like this house
I like our other house better.
This house is ugly
I want my blankie
Where is my blankie?
Mommy is it 7:00 yet?
Is it 7:00?
I don’t want this food
I’m not going to eat this food

Honestly we were all relieved when the hour was over.  She did not eat a single bite.  But the rest of us had ice cream.
Whew
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tink on October 26, 2006, 02:19:06 PM
For the last few nights my work computer has been restarting. Don't know why. I assume the company is adding updates and the computer needs to be restarted, but night after night seems excessive. So I put in a ticket to our IT for them to tell me why my computer is restarting and to see if it's really necessary. I kind of like logging onto my computer and having everything already open. It's convenient. Plus I'm afraid I might lose information if it's restarted and I haven't saved something.  

Well, I worked on a document yesterday that I really need to give to my boss today (I bet you can see where this is going). It's about a 27 page document, and I was adding information here and there making various changes--quite a bit, actually. So being the brilliant person I am, I didn't save before I went home. I come in today and go to open the document realizing I have not saved a new version. I open the old version figuring that Word would come up with the Auto Recover window. Guess what--it didn't. All my work down the drain and I really can't remember everything I did so it will probably take me just as long as it originally to once again add the changes. I'm so FRUSTRATED!!!!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on October 26, 2006, 03:40:08 PM
Look in the folder where the last copy was saved anyway. Normally, Word will save a document with the same name, replacing the first two letters with ~$ and mark it as a hidden file. It might get some of your work back.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on October 26, 2006, 03:53:17 PM
Some version of Word have an autorestore feature for when things like this happen.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on October 26, 2006, 10:26:10 PM
E, I have to say that "I wish we didn’t have a kitchen" made me laugh quite a bit.  I'm amazed you could control it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on October 30, 2006, 01:05:11 AM
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I hate the kitchen
I wish we didn't have a kitchen  (that was my favorite one-I had to keep from laughing)


Sounds like my boys. I had them clean their room this afternoon. It took them 4 hours despite my having gone in and given them a good jump start. And the only reason it only took 4 hours was because I told them that if they didn't finish by bedtime I wasn't going to let them trick or treat or wear their costumes to school. (I'm so mean!)

My oldest son's complaints included:

I hate messes!
I wish there were no such thing as messes.
I hate this room!
I hate toys!
I wish we had a butler. (This one's my favorite. And I did laugh.)
(To his brothers) Why aren't you cleaning?

Ah. The joys of stubborn kids.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on October 30, 2006, 01:07:31 AM
You guys are giving me the giggles tonight. Oldie, if you're still online, get on IM. I need friends to chat with!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on October 31, 2006, 04:16:37 AM
Not much of a Grumpy Thread person but I'm really miffed about UVSC's class scheduling for next semester.  Seams with my Major they're starting to move the non-elective classes to evenings only (ie after 5pm) because "that's when people want to take them" yet keeping elective classes early in the moring.

So my schedule is:

M,W: 8am-11am.  1pm-3p
Tuesday: 7pm-10pm

yea.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 31, 2006, 08:27:45 AM
"Twiggy 1" Trip: very, very good. Games, food, sightseeing.... Got to hold a cute baby and read to e's little girls. :D Even ran into a 2nd cousin at
church in e's ward. Weird but cool.

But right now, I'm sick. :P AAARGH!  E, I started feeling icky yesterday aftrenoon after we ate at Quiznos. (Oh, and no, it wasn't the food; of that I am sure! Quiznos rocks). Anyway,I figured it was nothing. That it would go away and leave me be. But noooooo. Of course not. I've got some kind of head cold flu thing with a sore throat.

So I had to crawl out of bed and email my boss. grrr. Since nobody was sick at Twiggy, I'm pretty sure I got it from my friend who's got copyediting with me,  now that I ponder my situation. She's been [feeling] rotten for a few days. Well,
whatever. That doesnt matter I guess.Anyway, I crawled
out of bed to email my boss (complete with an "Honest, I didn't party too hard. Heck, we don't even drink!" email). Now Im gonna go crawl back in my bed.

No IM today, e. I just hope that nobody at your house gets all sick. Maybe I wasn't contagious when I was over there since I wasn't sick yet?? *sigh* Okay, back to bed. dangit!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on October 31, 2006, 09:20:01 AM
I accept no responsibility. I'm still trying to sleep.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on October 31, 2006, 11:58:55 AM
Hur hur! I am the provider of the sickness! I had been sick since last week, and I was surprised that you hadn't noticed that I was sick, since I was coughing and snot was running out my nose at an alarming rate.

Anyways, I was quite upset that I had to wait an extra 3 hours just to get from Syracuse to Buffalo because they overbooked and the bus was full when I got there.

But good did come of it! There was a cute blonde who chatted with me while we waited. So, not all was lost.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 31, 2006, 01:46:34 PM
Traitor!! SE: release the ninja monkeys!

Well, I just hope you were kind enough to leave that cute blonde with a viral parting gift as well. :P "Friendly Ghoul," indeed. harumph.

Dude, you never *said* you were sick. Now that I think about it, I remember your excessive use of tissues though... I kinda thought it was an allergy thing. You didn't seem to cough all that much. *sigh*

So I have a few more days of feeling cruddy, I guess. I used up my last sick day today. I hope I feel good enough for work tomorrow. Then again, I don't wanna spread this around at work....  

/me picks up her glass daggers and heads to Gemm's house.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on October 31, 2006, 01:50:17 PM
Who do you think gave Gemm the virus?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 31, 2006, 01:55:08 PM
Not the ninja monkeys!? :o

If so, they had better be quarantined right away. I only just awoke, and it's almost 1pm. :P Hmm. To shower or not to shower.... I don't even feel like eating anything. This blows.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on October 31, 2006, 05:05:26 PM
Allergies? Bah, I do not have any allergies. It would seem you have the worse of this cold. Now all I really have is a runny nose and occasionaly coughing fits.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on October 31, 2006, 05:39:35 PM
I have a cold too. I haven't even been around the rest of you (and I don't believe that I could get the virus by simply being on TWG). E, you haven't been sending Ninja Monkey's on any missions to Denver recently?

I had to leave work after the office party today. I think I'm going to sleep now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 31, 2006, 10:35:41 PM
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Allergies? Bah, I do not have any allergies. It would seem you have the worse of this cold.

Ah, gee, how lovely for you. A virus wasn't exactly the party favor I was looking for. *whimper*

/shrain blows her nose and forces herself to drink more H2O as she watches DVD of MI3.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on November 01, 2006, 02:33:31 AM
Man, has an hour ever gone slower? I freaking want to start on my nanowrimo project! :(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on November 01, 2006, 10:23:45 AM
I have Ninja Monkeys in all the major population centers of the US and most of the minor ones.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 01, 2006, 04:33:21 PM
Hrm. I may have an ear infection too. My left ear is so tender, and everything sounds like it's been put through a digitizer. Like I'm stuck in a 1980's movie....
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on November 01, 2006, 08:25:09 PM
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Hrm. I may have an ear infection too. My left ear is so tender, and everything sounds like it's been put through a digitizer. Like I'm stuck in a 1980's movie....


That sounded like the begnning to a bad joke.
"My left ear is so tender...."
"How tender is it?"
"It's legal for all debts, public and private!"

"Tender? I don't even know her!"

I'll be here all night, folks, and be sure to try the special.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on November 02, 2006, 09:22:32 AM
/me groans as he watches a giant hook come from off stage and pull Harbinger away
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: General &nbsp;Ator on November 04, 2006, 12:36:38 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;DHappy ;D ;D ;D ;D happy ;D ;D ;D ;D ;Dhappy ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Grumpy bear eats all things tender!!!!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on November 04, 2006, 01:45:05 PM
wow, Im grumpy that a person like you exists
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 06, 2006, 02:48:20 PM
erg. Me also.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on November 06, 2006, 03:13:08 PM
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Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on November 07, 2006, 12:51:39 AM
I still have a cough from this cold. It's horrible. I was coughing all through a client meeting today. The coughing...hack.....must....hack...end.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on November 07, 2006, 02:13:29 AM
Stupid, stupid Honda windshield wiper design. It makes no sense!

My windshield wiper on the driver side keeps falling off. Grrr. Especially tonight, during a rainstorm.

Thankfully, I was able to turn around and get it fixed by a friend, but argh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 07, 2006, 12:01:10 PM
Awww. Does that mean you didn't make it to FHE?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on November 07, 2006, 01:10:58 PM
No, I made it. This happened on the way home. The friend who fixed it was Bro. Hall, the "advisor" of our FHE group.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 07, 2006, 02:34:11 PM
Sweet. So you didn't miss out after all. :)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: fuzzyoctopus on November 15, 2006, 01:53:26 AM
I can't remember where, but there was an article that was all boasting, "Marriage makes depressed people happier!"  and all I could think was, "and it makes their spouses more miserable!"  And sure enough, that was part of the research as well.   I could have told them THAT.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on November 17, 2006, 01:00:21 PM
You say: "Hey Zak, how're things?"

I respond: "Oh, besides working 45 hours in three days, pretty freaking crappy. How're you?"

You kick the dirt.

I jump into the air and roundhouse kick a dog to the face.

You are stunned and explode.

This scene was awesome.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on November 17, 2006, 08:35:49 PM
Aaaargh! The Hum Pub is GONE. It's been demolished to make way for . . . landscaping.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on November 17, 2006, 10:49:54 PM
WHAT? Yikes! It was rather old and inefficient, though.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 17, 2006, 11:04:08 PM
Awww. Another monument of our youth has fallen! Well, let's hope that Mel and the gang will get a spiffy new building.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on November 17, 2006, 11:39:35 PM
It's gone? I had no idea. I'm kind of sad. I have a lot of good memories of the HumPub. Maybe not so much of the building itself, but of all that happened in it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on November 17, 2006, 11:45:32 PM
That is sad.

My other reason for being grumpy: It's 7:45 on a Friday night and all I can think about is when is it late enough to allow myself to go to sleep so I don't upset my sleeping schedule. I'd like to go to bed now, but I'd probably wake up at 4 in the morning, and I don't want that.

I'm turning into an old woman. And I'm only 25. *sigh*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on November 18, 2006, 01:42:32 AM
Heh. I've been drifting off to sleep on the couch for the last two hours for the same reason, Chimera. I should be getting my Sunday School and RS lessons planned for Sunday so I can go out tomorrow night, but instead I'm alternately watching bits of TV (usually about 10 min. at a time before I get bored) and daydreaming/dozing.

Can I help it if I've got more interesting things going on in real life than on TV? Even Avatar can't compare. That's saying a lot. :)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 18, 2006, 03:36:39 PM
Where does TLE meet now? The HumPub was great because it didn't have that institutional feeling, y'know?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on November 18, 2006, 08:46:30 PM
They're meeting in the Knight Magnum Building for now. But still, it was so sudden. And now I have a useless key on my keychain.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on November 18, 2006, 11:10:31 PM
Wow, that is sad. I spent a lot of time at the Hum Pub. I knew it was going to get torn down, but I always had this secret hope that it'd hang around somehow.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 20, 2006, 09:38:45 PM
Well, I suppose we *could* look at it this way: at least no one ever had to clean the microwave! Not that anyone ever cleaned it before. blech. That thing was... ookey.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on November 20, 2006, 09:58:51 PM
I cleaned that microwave once. Not very thoroughly, mind you. I figured it was someone's science experiment. I just had to make a spot for my food.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on November 20, 2006, 10:56:34 PM
I imagine I'd have more sympathy for you guys if I had any idea what the Hum Pub was.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Aen Elderberry on November 21, 2006, 07:21:39 PM
http://map.byu.edu/Map.html
or
http://map.byu.edu/campusmap.pdf
See the line of 4 or 5 tiny buildings (next to number 85) just south of the Marriott Center (#56)?  I think we're talking about the building on the east (right) side.  Is that right?

Last Thursday or Friday during lunch I went for a walk.  (I work in the Harmon building at BYU.)   I walked past the Marriott Center and was shocked to see that the buildings were gone.

I didn't spend much time inside but I've always liked the old buildings that make the campus feel a bit less like an "Institution."  And they pulled down the trees as well.  I used to enjoy walking around the buildings just for the trees.

They left stuff in the buildings before demolishing them.  I saw a painting in the debris.  Not a good one, but a painting.  Perhaps there's some Leading Edge stuff left behind?  Does anyone want me to take my shovel go over there and look for a story they might have lost?

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on November 21, 2006, 07:47:22 PM
The building next to the HumPub was used as studio space for junior- and senior-level fine art majors. I never got original paintings for Leading Edge. Only photocopies. Although there were some original drawings from earlier days.

My arms are so sore today from playing with the Wii yesterday.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on November 21, 2006, 07:57:50 PM
I walked past there a few weeks ago and several of the building's had been vandalized, windows had been broken in with rocks, graffiti everywhere, doors broken down, so it's not a surprise they're tearing them down.  They were all eye-sores on campus.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Aen Elderberry on November 21, 2006, 08:06:53 PM
Talking about demolition . . .

Rumor has it that the demolition of DT will include explosions.   Here is the rumor that someone sent me:

"Contrary to what we have heard, the DT buildings are going to be blown up. The guy who is demolishing the Crossroads Plaza block south of Temple Square is using DT as practice before he blows up SLC. One of the construction workers at the site tells me it is planned for Dec 21 or 22nd."

Doesn't blowing up SLC seem a bit much?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on November 22, 2006, 05:17:16 AM
I had a four hour commute this morning (it was only three hours coming back, but there was more driving in between). In all, I drove over 500 miles today. I'm tired.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on November 22, 2006, 07:26:19 AM
Two things I've learned in the last couple days: nerds are scary, and so am I. And apparently, they're not the same thing.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 22, 2006, 03:59:20 PM
lol. Yeah, we nerds are all scary in some way. But ya lost me with what "they're" refers to. Nerds and scariness are different things?

/me looks suitably puzzled and curious
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on November 22, 2006, 04:58:47 PM
I and nerd are not the same thing. I just thought that part was funny.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 22, 2006, 06:08:44 PM
ahh, yes. I see the jovial twist on that now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on November 30, 2006, 02:01:25 AM
So I'm making corrections to a paper I wrote after having gotten it back with suggestions from my instructor. Normally, I find getting feedback from my instructor to be helpful. Not this time. I am prone to believe that my instructor actually has a worse command of the English language than I do. Her comments consist of turning my complete sentences into fragments, nit-picking about word selection, making references to studies not included in the paper, correcting the names of researchers so that they are misspelled, and selecting a thesis statement for my paper that has nothing to do with my paper.

She really shouldn't have the class write papers if her reading comprehension is this poor.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on November 30, 2006, 04:07:28 AM
That's what you get for enrolling in Surrealism 20kumquat.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on November 30, 2006, 02:16:51 PM
I think you're referring to the Dada-ism bottle rocket running. The Surrealism 20kumquat is *next* semester.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on November 30, 2006, 05:33:31 PM
I'm sure you all want to hear about the latest drama-crapfest that's going on at my work. So, wth, I'll spill the stupid freaking beans. I'll try to refrain from foul language as much as I can. (Also, I've been drinking because I'm so freaking upset, so there might be some typos where I'd be otherwise flawless....)

 I only heard about this about 1 hour before I left work from Pat. My bosses haven't told me about this yet. Apparently we have to stop interacting so much or something.

Backstory: I work on the bulk side of things now. Unloading the truck consists of me taking all the big heavy things for me, as well as making pallets for the "light duty" side that deals with the smaller stuff. Softlines is unloaded on my side as well. I've become amazingly good friends with the person who usually unloads softlines during the truck unload.  So much so, that it seems as if we're more than friends to some people I guess. Yes, we flirt with each other a lot, and are very playful in sexually agreeing ways, but that's about it.

NOW: I finished my job, aside from leaving one full pallet of backstock and some garbage that my boss left back there. I left early by all standards; about 7:15. Normally I wouldn't get out until maybe 8 or 9. Now, I normally don't have a problem with this, however, the person who is back there with me, my "team lead" as he's called, was (and always does) dick around and just kind of waste my time. Ok, I knew that was going to nip me in the butt. I didn't know how bad. Now I do.

Apparently my "team lead" went to our higher ups complaining that the two of us (Pat and I) have been getting to close and she's been making me slack off at my job. This however, is complete BS. I feel as if I work 10x harder just to get my job done so that I might be able to speak with her for a minute, or even less than that at any time during work (aside from breaks).

Sure, I may be to blame at times for a small bit of these things, but otherwise, this is entirely and utterly crap on his part. I am fairly, and completely upset.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on November 30, 2006, 07:44:36 PM
Ugh. My boys are being such stinkers today. Not only did my two-year-old smear hand lotion all over the carpet, but he also dumped an entire bag of tiny little black beads on the carpet. Those are a pain to pick up! Then my 3-year-old broke my daughter's favorite ornament, and (shudder) ...to spare you the details because it involved poop...had to take an extra bath today.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on November 30, 2006, 10:39:50 PM
Hmmm. Is Santa reconsidering his visit yet?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on December 01, 2006, 12:20:51 AM
Ugh, I spoke too soon. This afternoon the 2yo dumped the contents of the salt shaker all over the kitchen table, broke off the new stem to the amaryllis I'm growing, and shredded all the napkins.

I may just begin a writing campaign to Santa so that if doesn't already know how naughty they are, he will soon.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on December 02, 2006, 08:21:56 AM
Ugg..I really hate BlueHost's website stats program, not only is it a bear to use, most of the information isn't labeled very well and it provides only the bear minimum information.  It doesn't even give length of stay info, and the os/browser info is very vague (it lists all versions of windows as NT 5) so it makes tracking who's using TWG, for how long and where they go very hard.  And even though it tells you, for example, there were 870 search strings recorded it only allows you to see the top 20 and it does this for every stat so what's the point of telling me there were X more then the program will show me except to annoy the user?

Godaddy, on the other hand, has a great webstat's service, heck they even separate search keyworks by search engine so if I were to say take out advertising for brandonsanderson.com I would know which keywords for each search engine I'd want.

Though I did learn one of our referrers is for an Escort service in the UK, if you click leave on the entry's warning page for adult content it takes you here.

But the other thing I'm grumpy about is losing about 10k visits a month (don't even know if they're unqie or not due to the stupid program) since July due to our lack of front page updates, guess people do read that thing and don't just come here for the Forum.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on December 02, 2006, 10:45:23 AM
I am so annoyed. This whole week has just bugged me. I have tried to make light of it, to look on the bright side, and there are a few bright sides, but I'm just mainly annoyed that someone felt it was necessary to start it in the first place. Sometimes there is such a thing as too much communication, and I walked right into it this week.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on December 02, 2006, 09:24:28 PM
The top of my 'f' key fell off my laptop. I can still use it (obviously), but I'm afraid of wearing out the sensor. I need to go get it fixed. But my extreme anxiety and other health crap isn't allowing it.

Oh, and my cell phone broke so it can't recharge. It's dead, I can't get my numbers, I don't know them, so I can't call anyone. Though, the only person I talk to regularly is MsFish. I can email her my home phone number. But this is just another thing on my To Do List when I'm falling apart and can't "To Do."

I'm tired of my life. I'm tired of my problems. I wish I could give up, instead of soldiering on.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on December 03, 2006, 12:49:59 AM
When you do get a chance to leave the house, can you take it to a provider store (Verizon or whatever) and have them charge it long enough to transfer your phone numbers? Can you get a generic power supply at Walmart? I know they sell stuff like that cheap.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on December 03, 2006, 09:13:10 AM
Yeah, there are places that I can take both my phone and computer to get fixed. It's that *leaving the house* thing that's a problem.  :P

I'll get over it. Maybe I'll feel up to it Monday.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on December 04, 2006, 11:18:22 PM
Working in retail makes you not really appreciate the holidays as much as you might once have. Two christmas' in retail now... getting on nerves.... can't wait to get back into school. And now to the happy place!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: dawncawley on December 08, 2006, 10:38:10 PM
Gemm, I feel your pain. I used to work in retail, and Christmas became my least favorite time of year. It wasn't until I had been out of retail for about two years that I began to appreciate the holiday again. It didn't help that the Christmas I was employed in retail I was five months pregnant and worked for 21 days with one day off. Including Black Friday, and the day after Christmas. I hope all goes smoothly for you this year.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on December 10, 2006, 07:41:57 AM
I'm grumpy because the nosepad on my brand new glasses just broke off. It's now a pointy thing digging into my sinuses and causing a migraine. Combine that with the brand-new replacement lens for a scratched lens is SCRATCHED! Badly enough that I can see the huge sweeping scratch (right across my line of vision, mind) when I turn my eyes to look to the left. ARGH! And this was an eye doctor who came highly recommended by the entire production dept. at work. They swear by him. I don't get what's going on, but this new pair of glasses has been a disaster from the start. They look good, but there's always been something wrong with being able to see well out of them.

I'm also grumpy because I just got my cell phone bill, and after a year of staying within the calling minutes, the month that I reduce my minutes by 50 I go over by 100 and get charged $40 extra. I have decided I can't talk to East Coast friends on weekday nights. You know who you are. Much as I like you, talking for 88 minutes on a Tuesday night on peak minute time isn't good for my budget. Between talking to more people than normal and talking to them during peak hours, I really got hit. I got charged $27 for one call alone, to a friend over Thanksgiving.

This is why I hate living on the West Coast. Using my night minutes means calling people at at LEAST 10pm, and that's only for Utahns. I need to remember to call people on the weekends.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 11, 2006, 04:07:46 AM
Ouch! What a rotten pair of glasses. What brand are they? Maybe the eye dr. just started carrying them or something... As for the cell phone bill, sheesh. The overages suck. I sure wish I didn't have to renew my contract if I want to get a price break on a new phone. My phone is crappy.

I am sad tonight. I am pretty sure that the guy friend I've been interested in just is never going to make a move. Whether because he's too shy or just not interested or not ready, I can't tell. And because he's so shy, I can't ever seem to broach the subject. *sigh* Better to keep the friendship as it is rather than make it awkward.  :-\
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on December 12, 2006, 08:24:06 PM
I'm friends father pasted away last night. He had lung cancer and kidney failure. I am sad for my friend.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on December 13, 2006, 04:07:10 AM
Glasses fixed! Yay! They're actually a pretty high-end brand, Modo, but the nosepieces weren't very well-made. They were two pieces, which with any kind of wear will come apart. So they replaced the nosepieces with a more durable pair and they put the lens in today (thank goodness--I'm flying home tomorrow), so I can see again.

This is in the grumpy thread, however, because I have conjunctivitis. Why do I have conjunctivitis? Why, because it traveled up into my eye from my sinus infection--which I just realized I had today. See, I thought I was just tired because I was kind of feeling depressed, but when I couldn't kick it after a few days, I realized I must be sick, and when I woke up with the lump on my eye and went to the dr today to have it checked out, she confirmed that. So I'm on antibiotics once again. She gave me a new drug that I'm not sure about. I'm allergic to penicillin, and she knows it, but this new drug she gave me says "amoxycillin" in the drug name. I'm going to have to call her in the morning to be sure. I'm not feeling any reaction now, but it might not be a good idea to take it in the morning.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on December 19, 2006, 05:39:33 AM
My youngest son got vaccinated for chicken pox several months ago.  We have now learned that the vaccine for chicken pox doesn't always work (it works around 75% of the time).  My youngest son now has chicken pox.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on December 20, 2006, 04:20:51 AM
Same thing here. I had all three of my kids vaccinated with the varicella vaccine, but two of them managed to get the chicken pox about a year ago. Just in time for my youngest's birthday party. It doesn't seem to work as well as advertised.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on December 21, 2006, 12:35:29 AM
Denver is in the middle of a blizzard.  I left work at 11:45am and managed to get my car stuck about 5 feet in front of my driveway at 2:00pm. Fortunately my car was stuck in front my driveway were my neighbor and wife could help dig it out and push it into the driveway.  Lots are cars were stuck on the freeway and I'm afraid that anyone still working in downtown Denver will being working there all night and tomorrow or until they can be dug out.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 21, 2006, 01:21:58 AM
Sheesh. Sounds like a big mess.

Guess it's lucky my luggage finally made it out of Denver last night. It really irks me though that my large suitcase got all ripped up though. Yep, I'll definitely be filing a damage claim. *grumble*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on December 21, 2006, 07:24:20 AM
Sounds like the weather just keeps moving east. Which means it'll probably hit Illinois this weekend, which means I'll probably be spending the evening of Christmas Day in the airport, delayed because of bad weather. Here's hoping that *won't* be the case.

EDIT: Just checked the forecast, and Chicago's weather on Monday is supposed to be partly cloudy with a 10% chance of precipitation. Knock on wood that they're right. If I get bumped for anything, I want it to be because they've overbooked and they want to give me another free ticket!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on December 21, 2006, 05:28:40 PM
It's still snowing. All of Denver is shut down. I hope that I can fly out of here tomorrow morning, but DIA may not be opening for a while.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on December 22, 2006, 02:08:07 PM
NPR reported sometime this afternoon? Also, they said that somewhere in the airport there's a makeshift movie theater.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on December 22, 2006, 02:34:18 PM
Our flights been cancelled and the earliest that we can fly out would be on Christmas morning.  Because the highways look clear, we are going to drive out to Utah today.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 22, 2006, 05:41:07 PM
Drive safe, Lost One!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on December 22, 2006, 06:21:31 PM
I get to have this ingrown toenail looked at today. Most likely get lanced out. Glad my buddy at work knew what it was when it started happening. Otherwise I might have just let it go and eventually something worse might have happened.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on January 05, 2007, 05:54:57 PM
It is snowing again here in Denver. Three fridays in a row.  Friday before Christmas 31 inches. Friday before New Years 12 inches. Today about another 12 inches. I am starting to hate snow alot.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on January 05, 2007, 06:19:02 PM
I've worked out every day this week. I must have done something wrong, though, because I just can't get up this morning. It's not my muscles. I feel like I've got the flu or something. Can't. Get. Up.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 05, 2007, 07:40:41 PM
It is snowing again here in Denver. Three fridays in a row. Friday before Christmas 31 inches. Friday before New Years 12 inches. Today about another 12 inches. I am starting to hate snow alot.

I've hated snow a lot for a long time.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on January 06, 2007, 04:50:34 AM
Snow hates you.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 08, 2007, 03:57:05 AM
good. Maybe it will stay away from me entirely this winter.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on January 10, 2007, 12:20:49 AM
Lots and lots of laundry makes me grumpy. It's my own fault, for buying and wearing all of them, but still. Grumble, grumble, grumble.

I'm going to be like the cartoon characters and wear the same thing everyday.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on January 10, 2007, 11:38:31 PM
Just a quick rant after several meetings today with wannabe artists.
[rant]
It's not my fault that you can't draw or paint or make wonderful designs!

Yes everyone wants a say in the concepts because that's the fun part. It doesn't mean that those who will actually be making the artwork want to be your slave to make all your visions a reality. Learn to paint your own visions and not make someone else spend days doing it.

Also, I hate control freaks.
[/rant]
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 11, 2007, 05:50:16 AM
Okay. Karen and I just took the iPod plunge tonight. She, she music lover with hundreds of CDs, got the 30GB one. Me, not really a music lover at all but interested in books on tape for my morning and evening walk to/from work, got a Shuffle. Karen is configuring her iPod now on her PC.

And mine doesn't work. I plug the USB connector into my PowerBook, and nothing happens except that the orange light comes on the Shuffle. That's it. No installation wizard. iTunes doesn't see it, even after installing the newest version and the iPod updater etc. etc. It doesn't even show up at all in Apple System Profiler--the USB port swears nothing is attached--and I 0ther USB devices work fine. Karen's PC doesn't recognize it either.

She called this ironic.

[EDIT: Okay, okay. So, the orange light? Battery charging. I left it plugged in for like 10 minutes, and the computer finally realized it existed. So it seems to be working fine now.]

[EDIT 2: So I left it charging overnight, and when I unplugged it in the morning...nothing. As soon as I unplugged it, the orange light went out and stayed out (until I plugged it in again). It's completely unresponsive unless it's plugged in, and even then I have no idea if it plays music at all, since it's only got the one plug for both power and headphones. So, Karen's taking it in today.]
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on January 11, 2007, 07:16:21 AM
Yes everyone wants a say in the concepts because that's the fun part. It doesn't mean that those who will actually be making the artwork want to be your slave to make all your visions a reality. Learn to paint your own visions and not make someone else spend days doing it.

Better not ever go into illustration, then. That's all about matching the vision of the publisher, especially covers.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on January 13, 2007, 12:40:53 AM
I spent valuable time yesterday *cough cough* arranging my favorites in Internet Explorer, only to find today that many of them have migrated to new and unusual spots on the list. What is up? Why didn't they stay where I put them? If I rearrange them, are they just going to move again?

Or is someone messing with my computer?!?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on January 14, 2007, 06:19:53 PM
Stop snowing! I'm tired of snow. I'm shovelling snow like it's my part-time job. I moved to Denver to get away from winters like this. Stop snowing! It's soo cold, so very cold...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 15, 2007, 03:23:46 PM
/me points and laughs.
We had about half an hour of snow on... uh.. Tuesday last week. It was gone just as quickly. Today, it's supposed to reach the 60s. God bless the South.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on January 15, 2007, 05:34:56 PM
42 throws a snowball as SE.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tink on January 15, 2007, 09:38:45 PM
This morning it was -4 degrees Fahrenheit. I've never been in negative temperatures before (I don't think). I HATE the cold.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on January 15, 2007, 10:25:15 PM
while I hate the cold, a little bit of it would be nice. Its was 77 here today.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 15, 2007, 10:48:03 PM
77 is even better!
*moves further south*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on January 15, 2007, 11:06:00 PM
you always could!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Harbinger on January 16, 2007, 06:48:24 AM
Until you reach the South Pole. Then you can only go north. And you're really cold, which seems to defeat the purpose of moving south.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 16, 2007, 03:20:11 PM
I think he actually meant further south, ie closer to where he lives.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on January 16, 2007, 07:08:05 PM
It was colder in Utah county yesterday then it was in most parts of Alaska.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on January 17, 2007, 01:46:51 AM
Yup. I compared the temp here with where I used to live (near Fairbanks), and when it came to coldest place, my local temp won.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 17, 2007, 02:21:17 PM
well. Winter came in a day. at 11:30pm on Monday, it was 67. the next morning it had dropped to 53.  Still pleasant. By the end of the day yesterday it was 34. This morning it was 23.

I hates winter.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 21, 2007, 02:51:15 AM
I'm sick and tired of advertisements showing up under my car's windshield wipers, so today I called the number on one of them (a flyer for some community meeting about parking and safety issues) and complained to the woman who answered the phone there for like 10 minutes about her littering on my car. She said she'd gotten 20 calls from people saying thank you, and she claimed that it wasn't illegal to put stuff on my car. Well, I looked it up, and it is! Ha!

Los Angeles Municipal Code SEC. 28.01.  HANDBILLS – DISTRIBUTION.

     (a)     No person shall distribute or cause or direct the distribution of any handbill to passengers on any streetcar or throw, place or attach any handbill to or upon any vehicle.

So I sent that to the e-mail address on the flyer and asked them to cease their illegal activity.

Grrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on January 21, 2007, 03:24:37 AM
Sorry to make you even more grumpy but I've handle a case were police fined someone for placing flyers on cars. The police cited an almost identical municipal ordinance. Anyways, the judge dismissed the case and declared the municipal ordinance as unconstitutional in violation of the freedom of speech clause in the 1st Amendment.

A flyer advertising for a community meeting is probably protected by the US constitution under the 1st Amendment, especially because it can be categorized as political speech (as opposed to commercial speech).  Therefore, the activity that you are complaining about is probably not illegal as Los Angeles Municipal Code Sec. 28.01 may not be enforceable in this case.

Hey, I think I saw a Bar exam question like this once too.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 21, 2007, 06:49:03 AM
Actually section 28.04 of this code, which applies to public property rather than private property, already went to the Supreme Court and they ruled (http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct-cgi/get-us-cite?466+789) it constitutional. (http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/vincent.html)  The case dealt with political signs for someone running for city council.
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2. Section 28.04 is not unconstitutional as applied to appellees' expressive activity.

(a) The general principle that the First Amendment forbids the government to regulate speech in ways that favor some viewpoints or ideas [p790] at the expense of others is not applicable here. Section 28.04's text is neutral -- indeed it is silent -- concerning any speaker's point of view, and the District Court's findings indicate that it has been applied to appellees and others in an evenhanded manner. It is within the City's constitutional power to attempt to improve its appearance, and this interest is basically unrelated to the suppression of ideas.


Though...I have no idea if it's been superseded by any other decisions afterward, as this was 1984.

And I do agree that it's better for me to complain about the commercial advertisements than this, but it was the proverbial straw.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on January 26, 2007, 01:47:54 AM
I'm a bit peeved that someone still hasn't replied to some questions raised about a review someone wrote, but still has the time to answer questions posted elsewhere that I suppose are more pressing matters for them.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on February 05, 2007, 10:00:37 AM
Sad, lonely, and insomnia-ic. (I know that's not a word. Don't bother me.)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on February 06, 2007, 06:56:12 PM
is that like being a legomaniac?

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on February 06, 2007, 11:19:33 PM
It can be. When you're a legomaniac, you play with tiny bricks and build things.

When you're an insomnia-ic, you're tempted to hit your head with big bricks to knock yourself out.

Pretty similar.  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on February 07, 2007, 02:41:53 AM
so its all about bricks.... hmmm...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on February 07, 2007, 02:51:00 AM
So. This morning I did a dumb thing. I stepped onto the bathroom scale. AAAAaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh! How could I have gained that much!? The scale *must* have been sabotaged.

Curse you, Boston Bulge, curse you!

Sometimes I wish I'd never had to come out here and do another degree. In Utah with my old schedule it was so much easier to stay on a healthy diet and work out. But for the past year, life's been crazy, esp. with the added commuting time. *sigh* Still, I'm very disappointed in myself. But, hey, at least I'm more determined than ever to get back on track. I hope. :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on February 07, 2007, 04:20:45 AM
So, this morning I did a dumb thing.  It was almost 60 degrees outside yesterday and above 60 today with it being well above freezing overnight, yet I managed to get my car stuck in the snow on my driveway this morning. The neighbors had to come dig and push my car out.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on February 07, 2007, 04:31:45 AM
So, this morning I did a dumb thing. 
Heh. I guess that makes two of us.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on February 07, 2007, 01:36:33 PM
No need to be grumpy if your doing something about it, right? And you are so don't worry.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on February 07, 2007, 06:41:41 PM
heh. But that would be the *logical* thing to do. And I don't do logical most of the time, despite my wishes otherwise. ;)

I guess I'm just worried because I want to reach my goals before I go on my big trip this summer. Yep, my friend and I are planning a trip to London!  :D I vowed to visit the UK again before I turned 30. It'll be her first time, though. And I just don't want to be kept from doing what I want to do because I'm all slow and stuff. :P

Still, I know I have to be careful getting my body used to a different diet and regular exercise again, especially becuase I have CFS. But, hey, I lost 90 lbs two years ago, so the Boston Bulge should be no match for me. I hope.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on February 10, 2007, 01:02:14 AM
I'm not really grumpy, but I thought perhaps this might be the best place to let Maddrjeffe know that he doesn't seem to be signed in, even though the IM thing says that he's typing a message. So he might be grumpy to know that he is trying to talk to me and that I don't appear to be answering, but it's not my fault! Restart your IM or something!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on February 19, 2007, 12:18:28 AM
My 2 year old son keep on hitting me and throwing toys at me during church.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: DragonFly on February 20, 2007, 05:37:23 PM
I'm grumpy because my 2 year old grew up into a teenager that sits and rolls his eyes at me through church.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on February 20, 2007, 09:15:31 PM
Ack! I think I'm getting a cold sore. Phooey.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GorgonlaVacaTremendo on February 20, 2007, 09:24:27 PM
I'm grumpy because my 2 year old grew up into a teenager that sits and rolls his eyes at me through church.

At least he's not crying through it... as much...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on February 21, 2007, 09:23:07 AM
School owns my soul.  And I'm behind on the interest.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on February 21, 2007, 06:32:10 PM
Watch out for the guys with glasses and pen protectors! You may think they're just the average geek hanging around the school, but no, they're the soul repo guys.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on February 22, 2007, 07:03:21 PM
You tell them and tell them, this stock is going to go down, it will go down, sell the stock... they hang on to it, and it goes down. sad sad sad.

:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on March 02, 2007, 06:21:04 AM
So anyways, the firm that I'm working for needed me to get licensed in Wyoming. It's not that any of the firms clients live in Wyoming (not many people do), but they own property in Wyoming that require me to do legal work in Wyoming.  This means that I had to take the Wyoming bar exam, which I did today. This was my third bar exam. I hate bar exams.  I hate taking weeks of my life studying for an exam that is nothing more then a hazing ritual for lawyers.

After I finished the exam, part of me was excited to be done, having realize that I was now allowed to live life again. Another part of me wanted to puke from having to go through the ordeal. Now I just hope that I passed so I don't have to go through this again (or maybe I'll switch jobs).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on March 02, 2007, 04:40:06 PM
So I've been reading this book, A Secret History by Mary Gentle. It's gruesome and vulgar in some places, but quite engrossing and can't wait to finish it. I'm fifty pages from the end...and my two-year-old son dumps it in the tub. What could be worse, you ask? It's a library book.

*sigh
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: FirstMateJack on March 02, 2007, 08:18:43 PM
So anyways, the firm that I'm working for needed me to get licensed in Wyoming. It's not that any of the firms clients live in Wyoming (not many people do), but they own property in Wyoming that require me to do legal work in Wyoming.  This means that I had to take the Wyoming bar exam, which I did today. This was my third bar exam. I hate bar exams.  I hate taking weeks of my life studying for an exam that is nothing more then a hazing ritual for lawyers.

After I finished the exam, part of me was excited to be done, having realize that I was now allowed to live life again. Another part of me wanted to puke from having to go through the ordeal. Now I just hope that I passed so I don't have to go through this again (or maybe I'll switch jobs).

I felt the same way in the Series 7 and 66 exams.
You just gotta play their games.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on March 05, 2007, 07:53:50 AM
Ugh, Wikipedia's insistence on not allowing creative capitalization of names is really torquing me off. I've been providing argument after argument, and no one cares.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on March 05, 2007, 02:27:36 PM
*Many* of the wikipedia standards torque me off. There is much that is downright absurd about the place.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on March 05, 2007, 05:17:01 PM
You'd probably get a kick out of http://parkerpeters.livejournal.com/ which is a wikipedia blog ran by some one that use to be on the inside about the abuses of the people incharge.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on March 05, 2007, 08:34:17 PM
Well, that just shows me how bad it can REALLY get. I haven't been involved in anything like that...though I was warned for 3RR once over the Alumin(i)um article.

Every group has politics that you find more about the longer you hang around.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on March 06, 2007, 11:33:39 PM
So my supervisor calls me at 3:00 in the afternoon and tells me she wants me to illustrate an enitre children's book by noon tomorrow, including having the complete book put together, formatted, printed and bound. This is on top of several other projects I have to have completed by noon tomorrow.

I talked her down to just a cover illustration and making one zeroxed version with a rough format, but after she asked me to skip class, stay-up all night and go into work early (which I'm not doing).

I really upset that my supervisor has the audacity to ask me to drop my whole life to fulfill one of her whims. And this is a whim, since the book will probably get used in a presentation that lasts less than five minutes and then thrown out never to be seen again.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on March 06, 2007, 11:50:15 PM
I'm grumpy because 42 didn't post 3-seconds earlier making his post time 03:33:33.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on March 06, 2007, 11:53:10 PM
42, that is truly alarming. @[email protected]
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on March 07, 2007, 01:17:07 AM
So my supervisor calls me at 3:00 in the afternoon and tells me she wants me to illustrate an enitre children's book by noon tomorrow, including having the complete book put together, formatted, printed and bound. This is on top of several other projects I have to have completed by noon tomorrow.

I talked her down to just a cover illustration and making one zeroxed version with a rough format, but after she asked me to skip class, stay-up all night and go into work early (which I'm not doing).

I really upset that my supervisor has the audacity to ask me to drop my whole life to fulfill one of her whims. And this is a whim, since the book will probably get used in a presentation that lasts less than five minutes and then thrown out never to be seen again.

Does she have any idea that most children's picturebooks take at least a year, if not TWO, to be illustrated?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on March 07, 2007, 03:16:54 PM
Does she have any idea that most children's picturebooks take at least a year, if not TWO, to be illustrated?

No. She has no publishing experience, but the project is desperately needing a lot of professional-quality materials. She really is just clueless about how production of products gets done. In her mind everything just takes a second. She's one of those, always running late and "can't believe it took so long to do that" kind of workers.

Course, I'm ranting right now, because I'm completely behind on everything I need to do today, but I'm too angry about being in this situation to do anything about it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on March 07, 2007, 07:05:19 PM
blah. Why is your supervisor so darn flakey??

And why do my sinuses suddenly hate me? Sinus tabs do nothing. Antihistimines do nothing. I don't feel really rotten, but I do feel all stuffed up. It better not be a head cold! I have so many things to do this week.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on March 07, 2007, 07:21:24 PM
Sinus flushing. Get a nose sucker thing, like they use for babies. Mix equal parts salt and baking soda. Take a pinch of the mix (about 1/4 teaspoon) and mix it in a small glass of warm water (about a cup and a half?). Suck up the mixture into the nasal aspirator/bulb syringe--that's what it's called!--and then shoot it up one nostril, holding the other closed like for blowing your nose. Don't breathe it in--just let it wash up. Do this in each nostril 2 times, letting it drain both times (you  might have to lean over for best effect).

Seriously, the ENT and allergist swear by this. It's been helping me, though mine are pretty serious so not fixing the problem completely. But if you have anything up there, it will help wash it out instead of letting infection fester.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on March 07, 2007, 07:27:53 PM
Ah, a snot bulb and a home remedy. Excellent. Thanks for the tips (though I'm sorry this thread seems to have gotten sorta gross. heh. My apologies, folks.)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on March 07, 2007, 07:38:02 PM
yeah, well, when you call something a "snot bulb" I think you're responsible for it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Pink Bunkadoo on March 08, 2007, 06:16:57 PM
Ah, a snot bulb and a home remedy. Excellent.

A couple of my husband's students (from Russia) brought him this homemade device (http://wedoitthehardway.blogspot.com/2007/03/its-russian-inwention.html) to help with his cough.  Turns out it's a bong.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on March 23, 2007, 05:53:34 AM
So I have no drive whatsoever to finish my education in college aside from the behest of my mother (so she won't kill me). Aside from that I find no real joy or opportunity in finishing. I see what others have/will become in what I want to achieve and have little desire to be that. I want to be revolutionary yet don't have the energy to do so. I want to do what I want, but have little faith in myself.

I hate that I do, but I drink to help me ease this pain and suffering I bury myself under. It's the only way I can stay above it all and not suffocate...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on March 23, 2007, 01:45:48 PM
My grandfather is dying.

What's worse is we *just* found out. They found a tumor in his guts the other day. They had surgery yesterday but couldn't get at it because it's embedded in his pelvis. They say it will soon spread to the kidneys, which pretty much means he's a goner.

What's worse is his dementia. He thinks everyone else is crazy and doesn't remember he even has this condition.

He's the only grandfather I knew growing up. My dad's father died when I was like, three. He always had lots of family stories to tell about his family. He was a unifying force and one of the biggest reasons why my mom's extended family is so tight.

I've never really dealt with a death in the family. I was either too young or the relative was too distant for me to feel much. So it's interesting that at 33, I'm actually starting to deal with grief. On the one hand, I feel like I've missed something, and I'm sad that I won't have the chance to talk with my grampa again. On the other hand, he's lived a long life. He's around 88 and lived well. Now that his mind and body are both going, maybe it's for the best that he's going. I think it will be very hard on gramma. Though at least she has one of her daughters living with her to keep her company.

Anyway, I'll be a bit moody today, is all.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on March 27, 2007, 04:05:49 AM
Oh, SE, I am so sad to hear about your grandpa. It sounds like the situation is beyond rough. My grandpa is getting more and more senile, which is heartbreaking. I feel for you and your family. I wish you all the best.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on March 27, 2007, 04:14:14 PM
Thanks. The current prognosis is unknown. The doctors haven't told anybody an expected timeline. My aunt (a nurse who lives with her parents in their old age) thinks it will be soon. My gramma thinks it will be a longer time.

After a fast and a lot of prayers, I think I'm dealing with it ok now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on March 27, 2007, 04:33:36 PM
Yeah, it takes time. My grandmother died two years ago of pancreatic cancer and I still miss her. She lived next door and I saw her everyday when we were growing up.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 09, 2007, 02:18:53 PM
Well, my mom called Saturday. Laughing nervously when someone told a joke, but I could hear sadness in her voice. Grandpa isn't eating or drinking. She encouraged me to buy a plane ticket and get out there. So, don't expect to see me on the forums between this wednesday and the next.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 09, 2007, 05:58:36 PM
I wish your family comfort in this difficult time.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on April 09, 2007, 06:10:08 PM
Very sorry to hear that, SE.  :( Thanks for letting us know. We'll be thinking of you. Best wishes for you and your family.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on April 09, 2007, 07:20:39 PM
thanks guys. It really means a lot.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on April 11, 2007, 02:43:57 AM
Yeah, SE, you'll be in our prayers.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on April 12, 2007, 12:25:13 AM
You know, it sucks to be stood up by your visiting teachers.  :(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on April 12, 2007, 01:35:58 AM
Well, maybe you will still get a call.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on April 12, 2007, 02:57:28 PM
Nope. Not even a peep. :P And this isn't the first time either. It wasn't even the best night for me schedule-wise, but they asked to come, I thought okay maybe it'll happen this time. ha. Lame.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tink on April 12, 2007, 03:41:56 PM
Dropped my Zen MicroPhoto and now it's kaputz. :( Tried to reformat, but it just froze at "Reformatting." That's what I get for getting a hard-drive based mp3 player. Next stop, iPod nano.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on April 12, 2007, 09:02:32 PM
Too bad, Tink. If it makes you feel any better, I basically ruined my ibook by closing it while I still had the cap to my jump drive sitting on the keyboard. Aaaaargh! The screen did not react kindly to that treatment and it eventually became totally unusable. Guess who had to scramble to buy a MacBook right in the middle of crunch time for her class? Yep, that'd be me.  :P

Oh, and this morning I had a downright obnoxious commute. :P There was a switch problem at the JFK station apparently. So all this traffic piled up. We'd crawl along and then sit for five minutes, ten minutes... Oh, and there wasn't a seat to be found, so I'm standing in the crowded aisle.

There are two teenage girls chatting at the top of their shrill voices and when the train does start moving, one of them is always bumping into me with her bag or her shoulder and such. Plus, all this time I am right next to an atrociously illustrated ad for a sperm bank of all things. gah.

Once we got past JFK, we still had traffic to deal with. More waiitng. Of all the mornings to get up extra early! Bah. But that's not all. At South Station, this old lady starts chatting to me as if we were best pals. On and on about going in to town to sign papers and get tax credits for her illegitimate children or about the 40-year-old guy (half her age) who proposed marriage and tried to woo her with a 6-pack of mini donuts and some coffee or ...well, you get the picture. aagh! Somedays I really hate riding the T, you know. *sigh*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on April 25, 2007, 04:24:41 PM
I really don't care for visits to the ER. Unfortunately my addiction to breathing got out of hand. So I got to get treated for my first asthma attack in 10 years. The cool part is that it looks like my insurance will cover everything, including getting my prescriptions filled.

Also, they put me on pure oxygen for a couple of hours, which completely fed by breathing addiction.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on April 25, 2007, 05:29:32 PM
uh oh. Breathing is good. Sounds like a not-so-great-experience. Except for the pure oxygen ODing. Now that sounds like fun.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on April 28, 2007, 05:42:59 AM
Just make sure your breathing addiction doesn't turn into an albuterol addiction (like mine kinda has).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 03, 2007, 02:58:57 AM
So I bought a lawnmower, took it out of the box, assembled it according to the instructions, added oil and gas, primed the engine, pulled the cord and it completedly destroyed itself within five seconds.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on May 03, 2007, 03:08:36 AM
Just put it back in the box and take it back. I'm sure they won't notice.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on May 03, 2007, 03:21:45 PM
I never notice. It's not my job to care. :D
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 04, 2007, 03:43:23 AM
I don't think I will be able to get back into the box.  Part of the frame wasn't properly welded and so when I start the mower, the blade caught the frame and everything got twisted.  This has cased the dimensions of the lawnmower to no longer fit the dimensions of the box that it came in.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on May 04, 2007, 07:10:14 AM
I was kidding, but I suggest you still take it back, since it was defective.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 14, 2007, 09:20:59 PM
My dream just got smashed to bits. I'm really, really bummed.

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your interest in Tor Books.  Unfortunately, we are not able to offer you an internship at this time.  We wish you all the best. 

Sincerely,

Jozelle  
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: dawncawley on May 15, 2007, 04:34:13 AM
Oh Shrain. I am so sorry. But, don't give up on your dreams, there is always some other publisher.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 15, 2007, 08:28:31 PM
I'll just have to give it another shot in the future. Tor really is the place I want to work. The irony is that I'm pretty sure she turned me down because she thought I was overqualified... I mean, she brought up the subject three times. But who knows. Well, on with Plan B for the summer.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on May 15, 2007, 09:18:09 PM
Tor really isn't the only publisher out there doing fantasy, though. And each publisher has its own style and corporate culture, but in the same vein every publisher has its weaknesses, too. So, if Tor is your "dream house," great. But don't limit yourself to one house. It'll limit your career opportunities. Finding a job is just the same as finding a publisher--query widely.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 18, 2007, 04:43:05 PM
You're right, Stacer. I was being overly glum. I tend to pile all my eggs in one basket. But anyhow, I will just have to keep Tor in mind for the future. Plus, I'll be sure to apply to other SF publishers come graduation. Of course, this means I'll have to be patient. (sigh)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 30, 2007, 10:54:26 PM
This sunburn is no fun at all. Thank heaven for aloe vera. I've been slathering myself in it since my trip to Lovells Island on Monday. (groan)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 15, 2007, 07:06:45 PM
My ferret fractured my toe last night. Not fun.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 15, 2007, 07:13:49 PM
That's one buff ferret. (Or one really wimpy toe.)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on June 15, 2007, 08:55:05 PM
42's Ferret has evolved to tool usage
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on June 15, 2007, 10:24:47 PM
Ow! Did she drop something on your foot?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 16, 2007, 12:16:15 AM
It was more of a cunning plan of deciet and comical mishap.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 18, 2007, 08:36:16 PM
My ferret fractured my toe last night. Not fun.
Pardon my hearty chuckling, but wow that's funny, though I am sure it was not "fun" to receive a feret-engineered foot fracture. hehe
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 18, 2007, 08:39:37 PM
I discovered that I really am allergic to Pseudoephedrine!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 18, 2007, 08:54:34 PM
On the bright side, though, you know how to spell it. ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 19, 2007, 12:45:27 AM
I discovered that I really am allergic to Pseudoephedrine!

Hey that's the main ingredient in Meth. So I guess you're allergic to that too.

Next time one of the drug-addicts in the rehab class says that I should try ____. I'm just going to say I'm allergic.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 19, 2007, 12:50:49 AM
Yeah, that's why it's been pulled off the store shelves, and I can't just say I'm allergic to "Sudafed" now since shelf-Sudafed doesn't even have any Pseudoephadrine in it.

I think it undergoes some kind of chemical change when it's made into meth, so who can say for sure if I'm allergic to meth? There must be some way I can find out.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 19, 2007, 12:58:15 AM
I don't recommend trying meth to see if you are allergic to it. Meth is so addictive it has nearly a 100% addiction rate after 1 hit. Being addicted to something that you are also allergic to wouldn't be good. However, it could be the premise too a hillarious and/or tragic story.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 19, 2007, 01:58:10 AM
"Have you violated the terms of your parole"?

"Uh, no, sir."

"Then where did that rash come from, poison ivy?"
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Pink Bunkadoo on June 20, 2007, 03:58:10 AM
so who can say for sure if I'm allergic to meth? There must be some way I can find out.

Ha!  I can't imagine that not knowing would be a problem....
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on June 20, 2007, 04:58:09 AM
A record breaking heat wave is coming and the air conditioner broke last week and the new air conditioner will not be installed for a few more days.  :'(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tink on June 20, 2007, 05:37:47 PM
Our Internet has been out at home since Monday. So my husband called Comcast to schedule them to come out to fix it. They can't come till Wednesday. He gives them my cell phone number. Their policy is they have to reach you by phone to make sure you'll be home before they'll come. He doesn't tell me this.

They called twice; first time while I'm driving (I don't answer the phone while driving) and second time I didn't recognize the number. I feel dumb not answering now. Well, they cancel the service call because I didn't answer the phone. When I call to talk to them about it (five minutes after the second call!), they say they can't get anyone here till Friday. So we have no internet for four days! (Unless there's a cancellation.)

I'm mad at my husband for giving them my number rather than his (because they might give his number out to spammers, after all >:(; I'm mad at Comcast for having a stupid policy like that and for not being willing to make sure they get someone out today (it was bad enough waiting two days just to get an appointment. Esp. since the problem with the internet is on their end); and I'm mad at myself for being dumb enough to not answer the phone. ARGG. >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on June 21, 2007, 12:56:24 PM
They called twice; first time while I'm driving (I don't answer the phone while driving)

Thank you. You are truly a beautiful person. The rest of you will burn for eternity for talking on your phone in the car.

Honestly, you're lucky. The office was without Internet for almost three weeks. Comcast was a bunch of wanks about it. But yeah, it's harsh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 28, 2007, 02:08:43 AM
I just spent the last three days at Conference. This conference was a massive estrogen-fest. I really do not want to hear anyone "shed healing tears" or "bare their souls" over a dance, song, artwork, play, book, poem, or movie for at least week.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on June 28, 2007, 05:28:21 PM
So a kid rear ended my car on the highway at over 60mph this morning.  My car (which I bought brand new just a few months ago) is completely bagged up and I hurt.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 28, 2007, 07:24:45 PM
Does he have insurance?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on June 28, 2007, 11:35:10 PM
Yes, he had insurance. Hopefully the insurance company will pay, but the company is still investigating.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 29, 2007, 04:11:28 AM
What's there to investigate about it?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on June 29, 2007, 04:48:13 AM
Good question.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 29, 2007, 05:03:53 AM
When my car got side-rammed by someone who ran a red light, it took them months to go through arbitration. I assume the other driver's story was just removed from the truth, and her insurance company preferred to believe her. It came out in my favor eventually though.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chimera on June 29, 2007, 06:21:05 AM
3 sinus infections in one week is less than pleasant.  :-\

I think I'm allergic to myself...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on June 29, 2007, 06:47:39 AM
In one week? Are you sure it's not just all one sinus infection? How could you get rid of it within a week anyway?

(Sorry you feel bad. That sucks.)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on June 30, 2007, 10:55:50 PM
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What's there to investigate about it?

Apparently, the insurance company was investigating whether I was an attorney or not. They have confirmed that I am an attorney and have rented me a red Ford Mustang until my car can be repaired. And the insurance company is being really nice.  Unfortunately, nobody know if my car can be economically repaired.

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When my car got side-rammed by someone who ran a red light, it took them months to go through arbitration. I assume the other driver's story was just removed from the truth, and her insurance company preferred to believe her. It came out in my favor eventually though.
Oh, so that's what non-lawyers get to go through. Somedays, it pays to be a lawyer.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on July 01, 2007, 05:31:57 AM
Curse you!

(My insurance company was nice to methough not Ford Mustang niceand it was only my $500 deductible I was waiting for from the other insurance company.)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on July 02, 2007, 04:03:44 AM
So... my mom called to tell me that my brother was in a boating accident at Lake Powell on Fri night. His shoulder got pinned between a rock and the boat. (He was trying to keep the boat--which had too many passengers in it I might add--from running aground.) The result: a fractured collar bone. :( owwww. Not good. We're hoping that the boating insurance will pay for it. Now he's got his right arm in a sling--and, yes, he is right handed. :P

Also, I've been sorta sad the past few weeks because two of my bestest pals are moving away; one to NY to join the NYPD and one to LA to start a Ph.D. in forensic psych. Awesome opportunities, that's for sure. But dangit I'm gonna miss them.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on July 02, 2007, 04:14:22 PM
I've been having stomach pains that have been getting worse and worse.  I went to the doctor and they did a bunch of tests, but they were only able to figure out a bunch of things this isn't.  It's getting so bad now that I'm having trouble doing the day to day things I need to.  Sigh.  My husband just changed jobs so I'm hoping once his new insurance is in place I can go see a specialist and get some help.  Until then, I'm just whiny.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 11, 2007, 03:36:42 PM
normal commute day: get dropped off in Roselyn from a bummed ride, walk a mile to courthouse to get to work

Today's commute:
(http://saintehlers.com/misc/images/walk.jpg)

today's commute: leave late, so only bummed ride I can get takes me to the Pentagon, where I discover I have no wallet with me and thus can't pay for a ride on the metro to courthouse, which leaves me walking something like 5 miles, I think, at the tail end of the summer's first real heat wave

i'm soaking wet and it's not remotely pleasant
also, for the last 2 miles I had a blister on the bottom of my foot, and I could feel the juices in it being pushed around as I walked.
Google and Mapquest tell me that's 3.1 miles, but I think they're yanking my chain. It felt like five, at least.

anyway, I'm unhappy today. Somebody have a smoothie delivered to my office or something.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on July 18, 2007, 03:13:47 AM
oh not the tail end surely, but perhaps the beginning of the last few tail ends.

Im grumpy because it took a year to get wifi set up in my apartmento.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: stacer on July 18, 2007, 05:23:04 AM
How's that going for you? You disappeared there this afternoon.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on July 18, 2007, 07:26:42 PM
I have to have  a colonoscopy.  Blah.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 19, 2007, 01:00:36 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm pretty sure that should be a forbidden subject.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on July 19, 2007, 09:07:34 PM
2-day headache and upset stomach yesterday.  :P I just feel so blah. Yet I have to do mega homework tonight and this weekend.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on July 20, 2007, 01:09:16 AM
I'm tired of having my neck being readjusted every couple of days. I don't like hearing my neck go "snap, crakle, pop." Can't it be done just once, stop the pain and be over with?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on July 20, 2007, 01:33:58 PM
really? I love that sound. I do it to myself almost daily.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on August 09, 2007, 09:14:29 PM
Why can't my freakin' doctor's office return my messages?  Do they not think that I'm in enough pain that they have to add to it?  I shake my tiny fist of rage.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on August 14, 2007, 03:15:47 PM
(The Lost 24 Wife)
I have 5 more weeks in my pregnancy, walking pnemonia, 3 month older puppy dog, 2 bored childern and having to still work nights at Home Depot no matter how I feel. I need a nap and more medicine.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on August 14, 2007, 04:02:27 PM
:(

But at least you don't have jogging pneumonia. Or worst, sprinting pneumonia.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on August 21, 2007, 05:34:43 PM
Meh I start School this week and I'm completely indifferent to most of the classes I'm taking (in fact I keep forgetting what I'm actually registered for).  Outside of Technical Writing (which I have to take because my advanced writing from BYU doesn't count for UVU advanced writing credit) I'm not expecting a lot of work but when you add 12 credit hours with working 30 hours (would do more if I had evening classes) and other work from things like TWG and BWS.com you get pretty busy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on August 24, 2007, 03:26:25 AM
Yesterday, I went to the doctors.  She got a huge needle, stabbed into the top of my neck, twisted it around to hit some nerves and then shot my head full of pain killers and steroids.  My whole head went numb. It was awesome. But then it went away and the pain came back.  :(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on August 24, 2007, 04:58:48 PM
 Okay, this is going to sound pretty dumb, but it really made me grumpy.  My watch that I've had for ten years died (I got it after I ran over (accidentally) the last one).  I really loved my watch, but they don't make that style anymore.  In fact, no one seems to make anything even close to it.  I got a replacement but it's just not the same.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on August 24, 2007, 06:07:11 PM
replacing the battery wouldn't help?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on August 27, 2007, 05:22:49 PM
No, the battery was new.  The watch itself is the problem.  I could have it cleaned and thereby fixed but it would cost more than just getting a new watch and I'm really cheap.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Pemberley on August 28, 2007, 06:44:30 AM
Last winter we had a couple of mice who decided to move in with us.  We quickly discouraged this, and I thought we'd cleaned up all the mess.  Today, though, when I went to look through some boxes in the basement I found that said mice had made lovely nests among my cherished keepsakes.  I don't think anything is permanently damaged, but it was GROSS!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 28, 2007, 06:03:18 PM
Erg! Mice are nasty! We hates them. I helped my fam get rid of a mice infestation. Just be grateful you didn't find any dead mice hiding in the refrigerator coils. *gag*

So glad that your keepsakes are okay!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on August 28, 2007, 08:05:14 PM
I had a dentist appointment Thursday and I've been in more pain afterwards than what I was in before.  Dentists are evil spawn torturing the innocent one mouth at a time.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on August 31, 2007, 12:16:03 AM
[air guitar]MY CAR NEEDS A BRAND NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM!!!!!!![/air guitar] :D

Wait. I have to pay lots of money to get this fixed that I don't have. I don't have time to get this fixed (which is why it's taken me so long to get it looked at). My car won't sound like a race car anymore.

Delete: all caps
Delete: !!!!!!!
Delete: [air guitar][/air guitar]
Delete:  :D

My car needs a brand new exhaust system.  :'(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on August 31, 2007, 03:24:29 PM
Yesterday I took my son's to the doctor's office.  As soon as I parked my car and turned off the engine, I heard a funny gushing noise.  I got out and a waterfall of green fluid was pouring from the front of my car.  Sigh.  I had to call my husband to come rescue me and now I have no working car. I need to learn to drive stick so I can drive my husband's car instead.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on September 14, 2007, 04:50:21 PM
Dratted double post.

I've been having stomach problems for the past eight months.  I just had my last test, and the consensus is . . . nothing's wrong with me.  I guess that means the pain and nausea I've been feeling are all in my head.  Wow, I never knew I had such a powerful imagination.  I should put it to work for me and imagine myself in Hawaii instead of in pain.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on September 14, 2007, 06:57:28 PM
Time for a ('nother) new doctor. =\
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 14, 2007, 07:59:53 PM
You probably have a brain cloud.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on September 16, 2007, 02:55:20 PM
Last night, my (and Lost One's) grandmother died of age-related symptoms. Iris Robinson Creer was born in 1908 and had a good, long life.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on September 20, 2007, 07:03:06 PM
A crack in a band new pair of contacts.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: WriterDan on September 21, 2007, 11:40:07 PM
I've been having stomach problems for the past eight months.  I just had my last test, and the consensus is . . . nothing's wrong with me.  I guess that means the pain and nausea I've been feeling are all in my head.

You should try drinking peppermint tea, Sigyn.  Don't know if you already have at this point (8 months is a long time to deal with stomach pain), but it helps my aunt out a ton, and has helped me on many occasions too.  I still have occasional problems.  Have you tied the pain to anything?  What symptoms do you have?  Lets commiserate.

Sorry.  Didn't mean to try and throw any sunshine into the Grumpy Bear thread.  Ummm....

The computer code I'm trying to develop keeps breaking, and I swear it does things at random just to tick me off.

There, that should offset my previous happiness nicely.  On with Grumpy Bear!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on September 24, 2007, 02:49:10 PM
I just bought a brand new chair to help deal with my tendonitis. I spent a lot of money
It appears to work ok. But the upholstery ont he back isn't firmly attached to the back, so when I stand up the chair looks annoying. I hate returning stuff.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on September 24, 2007, 03:36:54 PM
Oh man, I hate returning stuff, too! Except that this time it's my sewing machine, and I paid $80 for them to repair it, only it's doing the same thing it was before! So now I have to take it back, yell at them to get them to fix it AGAIN without having to pay another $80 (here's to hoping, huh?), and then wait a week without it while they 'repair' it. Argghhh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on October 09, 2007, 12:54:46 AM
I just need to vent, please feel free to ignore this.

There is nothing in my life that isn't in flux at the moment.

Family: I had a nephew born today--still don't know his name.
and I have an uncle in the hospital dying of cancer and not expected to live much longer.

School: So I finished all my homework for the semester for one of my classes, which is good because my other class is driving me crazy with IRB forms and enormous take home exam. And I'm suppose to be working on my application to grad-school.

Friends: wish I had more time for them. But instead I'm just isolated at the moment.

Work: taking the cake, the people running my project have overextended our resources significantly. My supervisor has said she is meeting with me at 9 tomorrow, but I know she is suppose to be at one of the schools at that time. On top of that I just got an agenda for in-service (also tomorrow) which they have starting at noon, but we told everyone that it's starting at 1:00. So they've planned a whole extra hour worth of material, that somehow is going to have to get fitted into a 3 hour block instead of 4 hours. Even if things don't blow-up tomorrow (which they probably will), they've scheduled conferences, workshops, and training meeting for the rest of the month even though they know noone has time for these things. And I'm suppose to be training my replacement, but fat chance of that happening, so I'll just be leaving them high and dry after November. They have some delusion that I'll still be working for them in December (they'd have to cough of a lot of money real fast for that to happen). Also they've maxed out their credit card again.

Health: I'm not sleeping well, I have allergies, I'm constantly talking to myself, and my kneecaps keep slipping out.

Car: decided my car isn't going to last much longer. One headlight went out on me yesterday and I have a laundry list of repairs already.

So besides all that, life is awesome. :) Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on October 09, 2007, 08:14:51 AM
Ah man, 42, now my complaint that my boys poured an entire pitcher of red kool-aid all over the kitchen floor today seem that much more trivial.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on October 09, 2007, 03:54:38 PM
 
You should try drinking peppermint tea, Sigyn.  Don't know if you already have at this point (8 months is a long time to deal with stomach pain), but it helps my aunt out a ton, and has helped me on many occasions too.  I still have occasional problems.  Have you tied the pain to anything?  What symptoms do you have?  Lets commiserate.

Thanks for the commiseration, even if this is the grumpy thread.  I haven't been able to link the pain to any particular food or activity, except eating in general, which at this point I'm not willing to give up.  I had another ultrasound yesterday and I'm having an x-ray thingy tomorrow, so maybe something will show up, but I really doubt it.  I didn't use to be such a medical cynic.  I'm just  feeling so tired.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on October 09, 2007, 04:23:09 PM
(The Lost 24 Wife)

Sigyn, sorry to hear about your stomach pain. I have had stomach pain for then 10 years. I had every test you can dream of, but none of them show there was anything wrong. So the doctors said you have IBS and we cant help you, dumb doctors. So I have learned to live with pain. Hope you get better help than me.

42, Your nephew name is Ryan David, but now he has Bacterial Meningitis and needed to be sent to a hosptial 2 hours away from where his parents live. He is expected to be in the hospital for 3 weeks.  I am very sad. I know what it is like to have a sick baby.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on October 15, 2007, 04:36:29 PM
Guess what!
My C6 and C7 vertebrae have a left side focal mark disc bulge with a small tear. And there's minimal degeneration in the C5-C6, c6-C7 vertebrae!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee! MRIs are FUN!

No, I've not clue one what any of that means, and whether I'll need surgery or not. But the nurse seemed to know what she was talking about, and now I have an appointment (more than a week away) with a doctor who *should* be able to help... apparently. So maybe I'm finally on the back to recovery. And about time. It's been like 6 weeks with this pain.

I hear that the disc bulge may require surgery. That makes me even more grumpy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 18, 2007, 04:52:56 PM
Awww, poor SE. :( That's scary. Will your insurance cover it?

And what about that other job interview? Has that gone forward at all?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on October 18, 2007, 05:43:23 PM
I have very good insurance, actually. I'm pretty sure they'll cover everything but a copay

As for the job interview, I haven't heard anything. I think they decided to pass.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on October 18, 2007, 08:58:19 PM
Last night I got the Red Ring of Death.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on October 19, 2007, 01:11:20 AM
Lucky for you that MS is covering 360 repairs completly, even if you bought one on day one, so it won't cost you anything.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on October 19, 2007, 06:32:42 PM
That's true, but I won't have a 360 to play on for 3-4 weeks (or so they say).  I've had a couple of friends that have sent theirs in and it took them 3 months to get it back.  And a couple of days ago I scheduled a day off from work so I could play Assassin's Creed when it comes out.  I don't think I'll have my system back by then.  Now I'm doubly grumpy.   >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on October 23, 2007, 08:34:44 PM
I'm annoyed because Symantec only allows Yahoo IM to work and MSN/AIM are blocked via the firewall.

Odd it seams that Trillian is what's blocked, even though they said Yahoo was the only one that would work, and MSN and AIM work fine out of their own  programs.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on October 26, 2007, 04:54:50 AM
My uncle died tonight.

It's kind of good because he's been struggling with cancer for so long, and his liver gave out a week ago along with his bowels rupturing.

Still he wasn't very old. I also feel sorry for my aunt and cousins that are left behind. We all knew this was coming for sometime now, but this is still kind of a shock.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 26, 2007, 06:27:18 PM
My condolences, 42. It does sound like he had a very rough time.

My grandpa has terminal lung cancer and even though he's got better pain management, that's about all they can do. And he won't tell us how long the doctor said he had, either. Oh, and my grandma just got out of the hospital. She was so stressed about her husband's health not to mention the fact that they've had to sell their cozy farm because it's just too much to handle anymore. At least they'll be living closer to my aunts and uncles in MO and closer to better health care.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on October 27, 2007, 05:55:53 PM
42, where did your uncle live, out of curiosity?  Because a man just died in my ward of cancer, leaving behind wife and kids and I was wondering if they might be the same person.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on October 28, 2007, 01:01:30 AM
42, where did your uncle live, out of curiosity? Because a man just died in my ward of cancer, leaving behind wife and kids and I was wondering if they might be the same person.

He lived in Pleasant Grove. Don't you live in Salt Lake somewhere? Anyways, if a deaf woman with 6 grown children and several grandchildren just lost her husband to cancer in your ward, then it might be the same person.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on October 29, 2007, 03:51:42 PM
No, not the same person.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 05, 2007, 01:02:21 AM
Dang it! My router died. So I had to plug my computer directly into the cable modem to get any internet.

I think the problem is the power cord rather than the router itself. The light indicating an active port is on, when the router was still connected to my cable modem. But the power light kept going off. I fiddled with the power cord and made sure everything was snug. I rebooted too. Rats!! I'm going to take it back to Best Buy (it's only about 2 yrs old) and see if I can get another power cord. Maybe that'll be cheaper than buying a new one.Do routers have the lifespan of hamsters or something? :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 05, 2007, 02:36:20 AM
Yes.

I miss the  router I bought in Japan. It was so much more reliable than my current router. (Until one day it just died.)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on November 05, 2007, 09:02:12 PM
I had to replace my router recently as well.  :-[  Just after I got the Red Ring of Death on Xbox 360.  Don't know if that contributed or not. 
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on November 06, 2007, 04:41:01 PM
This is the oddest thread I have ever run across! is this like a vent our frustration thread, cause I have a good one then.
My husband goes away for drill (national guard) this weekend. he leaves on friday so he can catch a session in the Billings T. doesn't come home till sunday night.
 
While he's gone the world dissolves into tears, screams, sleepless nights, dirty dishes, yelling. My daughter actually began screaming at me when I told her to pick up her toys! (very unusual)

When the love of my life returns, I mention that I think I should get a day off after his drill weekends. He gets huffy and says I'm trying to make my job harder than his ::) (yes, exactly what I said, really, did you catch that in the 'I think I need a break')

So now, today, Tuesday. I wake at 6AM (kids) to find that my two oldest have slept together on the couch. they cry all morning long and by the time I've got the one at school, another watching a movie and another down for a nap I'm ready to email hubby and give him a good once over about needing that break....

so what does he do! he emails me first! and has the nerve to say... I love you I hope you have a good day! AAAAAH. how am I suppose to yell at him now!

there, now i've vented that you can go on talking about routers.  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on November 06, 2007, 11:50:46 PM
Wait Charity, let me get this straight. You're upset because your husband went away to drill for National guard where he was probably yelled at, thrown through grueling routines, and generally abused. You stayed homed with the kids where you were yelled at, thrown though grueling routines, and generally abused. Yet when your husband gets home you're the one who deserves the break?

There is a reason why babysitting profession still thrives and its time for you and your husband to take advantage of it, IMHO.

Please don't yell at me now. I'm having to deal with my easily-offended and too sensitive supervisor.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on November 07, 2007, 03:24:37 AM
LOL.

I know what you're saying, 42. My babysitter's phone number is on speed dial  for just such occasions.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on November 07, 2007, 05:41:59 AM
My husband is on Battalion Staff... they played dodge ball for their Physical Training... he's past getting beaten around.

But your right a night out sounds like a good idea. And when you put it that way, golly, 42 pour salt on my wounds why don'tcha...  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on November 08, 2007, 03:12:11 PM
I'm out of work for possibly a week, maybe more. Yesterday I had an accident at work. I was using the forklift and had to manually move one of the forks to hold more weight. I let the fork go with my left hand, but my higher brain functions were too slow and my hand was even slower.

My right index finger was crushed between two pieces of steel. I have pictures if anyone wants to see them. I got to the ER about 10 minutes after it happened and ended up waiting until about 5-5:30 for the hand specialist to come in and do his thing. I first arrived about 12:15.

Once the doctor got to work, my finger was stitched up and put in plenty of gauze and a splint. I also have to use a sling and cannot use my right hand at all.

The finger was crushed above/around the first knuckle. The nail is being held on by stitches. I find out monday what's next for me and my finger.

Also, they gave me lortabs for the pain. It's very similar to the effects of alcohol I must say.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on November 08, 2007, 04:23:35 PM
I must commend you Gemm, for typing so well with only one hand. Here's to hoping it heals up good as new.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Gemm: Rock & Roll Star; Born to Rock on November 08, 2007, 05:16:50 PM
Doc said he was able to save some nerves I think. So we'll see how it turns out. Also, typing with one hand--not as difficult as you'd think. It's using the moue thats a pain.

EDIT: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Here's my pictures. Do not look if you do not like: blood, black/blue body parts, and weird looking gross stuff.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on November 08, 2007, 08:04:46 PM
OI!  :o I don't have to look, hearing your description makes my stomach turn over.... *shivering uncontrollably* aah!

I hope you feel better, and your finger can be well you know, saved  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on November 08, 2007, 09:09:05 PM
Ouch.

Good luck with that, I hope everything goes well in recovery.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 08, 2007, 09:53:56 PM
Yikes!! :o Yay for Lortab. Looks like you really, really need it. 
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 08, 2007, 10:50:55 PM
A guy I knew on my mission had two fingers crushed in some industrial accident, and they inserted pins all the way down. They stuck out of his fingertips. Did you ask for cool pins like that?

Oh, and he applied marijuana as a topical analgesic. I'm not sure how effective that was.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on November 09, 2007, 02:13:44 PM
hooray for bronchitis! My annual november visitor!

I'm going back to bed now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 09, 2007, 05:55:18 PM
Egh, I hate bronchitis. Feel better, SE!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on November 12, 2007, 10:30:45 PM
My daughter is in Ballet, this is expensive, we had to fork out $230 for the classes, now they are doing The Nutcracker. Okay, that's fun, but we have to pay a $25 performance fee, this is beyond the class fee's mentioned above. PLUS we have to buy the tickets, $15 a seat, PLUS we have to make contribution in one of three forms, 1)a donation 2)volunteering to help out in some way 3)donate an item to the silent auction.

This only pays for classes for 4 months, then we have to pay another $200 and some odd dollars for the next four months.

This annoys me... feel free to tell me you pay more.  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on November 13, 2007, 03:12:23 PM
Uh... gonna make you more grumpy. We use the county education system -- classes are like $50 for four months...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on November 13, 2007, 06:32:39 PM
I threw up curry.  I have to say, that is not one of the funnest experiences I've ever had.  Everyone in my house seems to have the stomach flu.  Kids with the stomach flu is also not the funnest experience I've ever had.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on November 14, 2007, 04:49:54 PM
man, I can't even stand curry going DOWN. Coming back up? No thanks.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on November 16, 2007, 05:42:38 PM
The Thursday after Thanksgiving I have to go into the dentist to have a crown put on, they also are thinking they'll have to do a crown lengthening procedure....

this means they have to go in and cut back my jaw bone so it won't rub up against the crown  :o

I'm actually really scared about this. Anyone wanna trade!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 16, 2007, 06:15:18 PM
Eww! Yikes. That is very scary. I hope they don't have to do that. :(

Last night, my brother found out that one of his good friends has cancer. My brother is 23 and so is his friend. They've known each other since they were kids. Plus, my bro. just lost his old priest's quorum leader/scout troup leader to cancer earlier this year. The guy was an upstanding, wonderful man and left behind several young children and a wife. So I know that having his friend have cancer, albeit a different kind, is very distressing. I'm just so sad... I hope the doctors get all the cancer.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on November 16, 2007, 06:22:11 PM
My 3-year-old is throwing up and my 18-month-old has diarrhea.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on November 16, 2007, 09:36:43 PM
My daughter a few months ago (she was 5) drank about a half a cup of Mineral Oil. Does everyone here know what a half a cup of mineral oil'll do to your bowels?

I do.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 17, 2007, 12:07:24 AM
When my youngest sister was 4 or so, she came up to my mom with an empty bottle of rubbing alcohol and said, "I ate alo!" Needless to say, she was rushed to the hospital to have her stomach pumped. She suffered no ill effects (she's 25 now), so we're not sure if she actually drank the bottle...one theory is she dumped it out, then put water in it and drank that, but who knows? Anyway, do not leave your bottles of rubbing alcohol within reach of children.  Even small amounts can cause blindness or death.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on November 19, 2007, 11:01:12 PM
I shreded a tire on my way home from work on Friday.  When I went to change it my spare tire was flat as well.  When I finally got my car to the shop on Saturday they said my rear brakes were 90% worn so I had to get those repaired as well.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on November 20, 2007, 02:25:14 AM
I bought this journal at deseretbook.com and was really excited to get it, since I'm all out on my current one, so I wait... and wait... and two weeks after they say they sent it it gets here and it's TINY! I mean come on it cost me $15 and it's not even full size, which the reviews were really deceptive about. I'm seriously annoyed cause now I'm stuck with this stupid journal that won't even work for how I go through mine.


but that's nothing as bad as the car, we just had that happen, in 2 months we bought 4 new tires, new brakes and whatever the thing is that's below the brakes.... I told him to go get those checked out  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tage on November 20, 2007, 06:26:47 PM
Not to interrupt the grump-fest, but at 40 pages, isn't it time for a new thread?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on November 20, 2007, 09:37:56 PM
We use a database now, no real reason to make a new thread since size no longer matters.

But if people want a new one we can do that.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on November 21, 2007, 06:06:42 AM
No, the more grumpiness there is makes me feel better when I am grumpy.

The longer the thread the better. >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on November 27, 2007, 08:04:22 PM
I like the idea of keeping it contained.... I think it might be safer that way, we don't want it tainting the water. ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tink on November 28, 2007, 04:43:23 PM
I seem to have lost my cell phone. I haven't seen it since Monday night while we were having dinner at a restaurant. The restaurant doesn't have it. The good news is I don't think anyone used it in the 24 hours from when it went missing and when I suspended service on it, which may mean it's just misplaced and not "stolen" or that someone found it and plans on returning it, but I have no idea.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tekiel on December 04, 2007, 06:35:20 AM
I hate my roommate. 
She is trying to ruin our lives.  Not in the "make us miserable while we're here" way, but in the "I've called the police and they can get you in trouble" way.  She must love having this much control over all of us cause we're all freaking out - and she doesn't care.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on December 04, 2007, 01:49:05 PM
what did you do that will get you in trouble with the police?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tekiel on December 04, 2007, 02:24:41 PM
Kelly's insane and called them cause she says we took her clohes. I don't know what she did with them, but it's a really stressful time right now. She won't let any of us pay for them, she wants to see someone charged.

And no, none of us took her clothes.  None of us want anything to do with her now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 05, 2007, 07:11:04 PM
Yeesh. I had a crazy roomie once. Well a few, but one was particularly nuts. She was even stalking this guy who dated her once and was NOT interested in dating her ever again--nor did his girlfriend appreciate the stalkerish stuff. Anyhow, her roomies from the previous year refused to live w/ her, and I soon found out why... Wish I'd known!

But, anyhow, don't be too worried because, honestly, I think the cops have more important stuff to worry about than clothing theft. If not, I should move where you live. Is this girl on the lease? Have you spoken to the landlord about the problem? Or is this not a rental situation?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on December 08, 2007, 04:42:16 AM
I'm so glad the only roomie I have is my husband. I don't miss those days.... at all.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Brenna on December 09, 2007, 01:48:22 AM
The belt that runs my power steering on my minivan shredded today.  Now I get to try to drive it to a dealership to get it fixed on Monday with no power steering. Oh, and the alternator isn't working correctly, either--I think the same belt affects it. Wheeee!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on December 09, 2007, 03:58:48 AM
With a mis-working alternator--your battery will probably be dead come Monday. Particularly with this lovely weather. Yes, I've lost too many belts on my cars.

I grumpy because the stupid honor code office messed up on my ecclesiastical endorsement that was sent them so I have to get another one. And I don't even know if I'm going to grad school yet since I have a good chance of getting a stable job with the state. So I just wish I could see the future right now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on December 09, 2007, 06:47:20 AM
Yeah. I killed my alternator belt last Friday. When I left for work Friday morning, the power steering was shot, but everything else was working. Drove around the block and came home and Karen called her dad (who worked for Ford, and thus knows about cars), but he wasn't there so I couldn't find anything out. Decided to drive anyway, since I had no idea it was the alternator belt, nor really what an alternator belt was. After about 17 miles, the car died one system at a time. First the radio, then the RPM gauge, then the lights, then the speedometer. Luckily I was on surface streets, so I wasn't in trouble and could pull over. I called my insurance's roadside assitance, and they said a tow truck would come get me in an hour and take me to the nearest Pep Boys. So while I was waiting, Karen called, and she'd talked to her dad, and he was pretty sure it was the alternator belt. So I asked her to look up where the Pep Boys was, and started the car. The battery had regained some charge, and I made it ALMOST all the way there, stopped in the turn lane half a block from the Pep Boys, and then the tow truck came and took me the rest of the way. It was indeed the alternator belt, and it was fixed in like an hour and a half. Had lunch at some Chinese fast food place while I was waiting, then wandered around looking for a haircut place. (One wanted $18, the other wanted $50. Eeek!) Walked back past the Pep Boys and my car was sitting out front, so even though they hadn't called me yet I went in, and it was indeed done.

Oh yeah, it was raining for the first time in like forever, doubling our rainfall total for the year, but I had brought my umbrella and jacket, so all was good.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on December 10, 2007, 05:18:59 AM
That makes me think of the time the fan went out on our car. We live in Phoenix area and I was massively pregnant (like 8 months or so) It was September ish and hot (we're talking +105) and I'm driving along when I happen to look down and see the heat is WAY up. I remembered being told that if you have an overheating car turn your heater on and it will blow the hot air into the car.

so there I am big belly, +105 temp, stuck in traffic with my heater blasting in my face.... it got the car to cool down but I've never wanted a cold shower so bad as I did when I got home.

So, if you wanted to know, when your car overheats, turn on your heater! it works, but I also would suggest fixing the problem before you end up like me.  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Pink Bunkadoo on December 10, 2007, 06:00:11 AM
the other wanted $50. Eeek!)

 :o What makes a haircut worth $50?   :o

 (Do they give a discount if you... you know... don't have a whole lot of hair?)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on December 10, 2007, 06:19:36 AM
Ha! I wish...

I have no idea what would make a haircut cost $50.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on December 10, 2007, 02:13:40 PM
vanity. Vanity and stupidity. *nod*

Also, "massively pregnant" is an awesome turn of phrase. Almost as awesome as "fiffle"
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on December 10, 2007, 09:19:42 PM
Why thank you...

And don't forget Clinton was getting his hair cut for $300. --- I cringe at $12---
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on December 11, 2007, 10:54:16 PM
I hate Christmas shopping. I generally dislike shopping general, but Christmas shopping seems to be particularly frustrating.

I'm almost done though. I just need to get something for my big sister and her family. I just can't think what gift to get a couple in their early 40s with young teenagers.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on December 12, 2007, 03:59:16 AM
How about a game. Like Settler's of Cataan (we love that one) or Puerto Rico, or Carcason (not sure if that's how it's spelled it's by the same people who make Puerto Rico).  Games are always a good option.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on December 12, 2007, 05:33:59 PM
Okay today I have a whopper.... We just registered our truck for the year (that's important, the one year thing) it cost us... are you read?.... $400.  :o

What's up with that! It's not like I live in a very populated city! or state for that matter! I can see that in Phoenix, but there it only cost us $200. We live in Montana now! in a town of less than 10,000.

Our finances took  a big hit this week. Thank goodness for food storage!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on December 12, 2007, 06:49:21 PM
Holy...!

I think I've never paid more than $55 for registering

Of course, right now my car is old enough that I just have to tell them I'm still driving it. THey figure that acutally operating the thing is punishment enough for owning it and I don't need to pay registration.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on December 12, 2007, 11:03:05 PM
I know. I know. It's nuts, it quite literally took my breath away.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on December 12, 2007, 11:41:30 PM
So it happened.

My old supervisor for my job that ended 12 days ago called me with a list of assignments and tasks to take care of.

I can't say that I'm surprised, but I have little intention of doing what she asks. She has other people who can do those things for her now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on December 13, 2007, 02:25:08 AM
Is she expecting you to do them for free? o.o
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on December 13, 2007, 02:55:40 AM
It was an awkward conversation. But it felt like she didn't even recognize that I was done with the project. She kind of gave the impression that I was just on vacation for the time being. It kind of bother's me that she would just call and expect me to drop what I was doing (I was just getting materials out to teach my arts and crafts class) to help her out when I'm not employed by her anymore.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 13, 2007, 04:07:49 AM
That is one of the craziest things I've heard!

Right now, I'm really feeling betrayed by my own boss, and work feels like probation. Or house arrest or something. No, I'm not completely blameless. But when someone starts "revising" history and making claims without proof or working in the trenches himself or even letting me compile the evidence to disprove it, that really SUCKS.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on December 13, 2007, 04:17:23 AM
Grading will be the death of me.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on December 20, 2007, 02:46:44 PM
yeah, sorry, can't let this die.

A person I added as a friend before I probably should have on another web site sent me pictures.

(http://s.gaiaonline.com/images/common/smilies/icon_gonk.gif)

After deleting the message, bleaching my eyes and scrubbing them with a wire-bristle brush, I removed her. I'm not sure what compelled her to send photos of her posterior to a married man, but it was frightening.

(and yes, I am fully aware she might not even be a she, the gender of the sender is kind of moot)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 20, 2007, 05:11:29 PM
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

As for me, my snowy commute was anything but pleasant. I was 40 minutes late which means I should stay that much longer tonite since I'm off tomorrow and I already turned in my time sheet. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Spriggan on December 20, 2007, 06:40:13 PM
yeah, sorry, can't let this die.

A person I added as a friend before I probably should have on another web site sent me pictures.

(http://s.gaiaonline.com/images/common/smilies/icon_gonk.gif)

After deleting the message, bleaching my eyes and scrubbing them with a wire-bristle brush, I removed her. I'm not sure what compelled her to send photos of her posterior to a married man, but it was frightening.

(and yes, I am fully aware she might not even be a she, the gender of the sender is kind of moot)

Hah!

That's what you get for playing around with those 14 year old Gaia Online users.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on December 20, 2007, 07:51:53 PM
I 'Stumbled' onto a site yesterday that was devoted to protesting models being to skinny (not sure how it came up, so don't ask) and there was this picture of a bunch of people, in England I believe, protesting by sitting naked in a street. So there it is (my filter didn't pick it up) some 500 naked bodies all lying in the street with cops all around them....

IMO that's a bit over the top. And I'm not entirely sure it gets the point across so much as it just makes you look like a wierdo.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on December 20, 2007, 08:30:21 PM
Hah!

That's what you get for playing around with those 14 year old Gaia Online users.

For the record:
~If I have suspicions that the person is under 20, I don't friend them. I just don't think I'll talk to them that much
~I didn't look long, but I'm pretty certain she wasn't 14.

Though, as I said, the sender could have actually been a 14 year old boy, for all I know.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Azhev on December 21, 2007, 02:03:37 AM
The intarweb is a dangerous place....

Can't wait for the holidays to be over.  I work retail, and I'm tired of being yelled out for not having something in stock.  Honestly folks, believe it or not, it's really not my fault!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on December 21, 2007, 03:23:50 PM
oh heavens, I've worked retail at holiday time, and I empathize with you. Not enough to actually shed a tear, or do anything about it but say nice things. But, y'know. I'm here for ya.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on December 24, 2007, 09:02:16 AM
I had to conduct choir for our Christmas program while my neck was killing me.  Incidentally, it still is.  Grrr.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 25, 2007, 06:51:18 AM
Ack! I don't want to give a talk on "new beginnings" in sacrament meeting on the 30th.  :-\ Yet another reason I wish I could have afforded that plane ticket home for the holidays.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on December 27, 2007, 05:27:24 AM
I'm stuck at my in-laws for a whole week... So what's on the list for things to do tonight?
Not go to see National Treasure 2 (no one wants to spend $6), not hang out with my husband (he's playing Starcraft with his brothers), not talk to my mother in law (she's watching some painfully cheesy christmas movie) hmmm in fact I think the only thing I have to do is go to sleep and anticipate the baby waking three times tonight cause the room we're in has no heat.

Just had to get that off my chest.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: dawncawley on December 28, 2007, 07:22:47 PM
How awful :( I would hate it if my mother in law was like that. I got so lucky with her. She lives about six hours away, and doesn't like to meddle. Unfortunately, that means that my sons don't get to see her more than once a year or so, and only in the summer. It is a total bummer.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 29, 2007, 11:30:26 PM
Dang it! My nice, quiet neighbors are moving out. Waaaaa. Who knows what kind of new neighbor(s) I'll get.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on December 30, 2007, 06:53:40 PM
I get all ready for church, get into my car, my car tries to start, then I hear a "pop" and now my car does nothing. Looks like I'm spending tomorrow car shopping.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on January 01, 2008, 04:58:23 AM
I'm noticing the lack of... aw crap! now I can't go to church... in all that  ;)

May you find great deals on reliable, good looking cars, and make it home in less than 4 hours.

PS has anyone seen NT2? I got my Mother In Law to go to it with me (finally) she said it was a waste of her money. I'm still debating.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 01, 2008, 10:21:57 AM
If you enjoyed the first one, then you should enjoy the second. It's a lot of fun, though slightly less well written. (And it should appeal even more to senior citizens than the first movie did. Not that I think you are one. But my mom liked the first one, and I know she'll like the second one when she sees it.)

But anyway, if there's more to say about this, it should be done in a separate thread in the Movies section.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on January 03, 2008, 01:35:32 AM
I'm going to have to disagree. The first movie was clever in that the plot was based on US history trivia. The second movie managed to take everything that was unique and clever about the first movie and turn it into a bad cliche. The characters inexplicably and suddenly changed for no particular reason, and the whole thing became more outrageous as the movie went along. But that's just my opinion.

There. I'm done being grumpy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on January 03, 2008, 05:21:08 PM
My sister in law cut my bangs crooked. How do you manage that!? I mean all you have to do is follow the eyebrows... does this mean I have crooked eyebrows  ???
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on January 04, 2008, 05:26:15 PM
Stupid Cold
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on January 04, 2008, 05:27:35 PM
I have a cold and so do both of my little boys.  There is snot everywhere!  The only funny part is that my voice has dropped about two octaves.  I've gone from being a soprano to a tenor.  It's sounds hilarious.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Azhev on January 06, 2008, 06:29:39 PM
Have to go back to work tomorrow after a week off.  Grrrrr....... >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on January 06, 2008, 10:43:06 PM
My husband is out of town for two weeks... leaving me home with three kids to tend. (ooh maybe I shouldn't say that online-- you might come and kill me in my sleep)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 08, 2008, 07:19:48 AM
If I had more energy, I would rant about Wikipedia again. The Tite Kubo article has been full of false information ever since August 2005, and people keep adding it back. Now people even add references to back this information upreferences pointing to websites that got their information from Wikipedia (or from each other) in the first place! Argh!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on January 09, 2008, 05:32:48 AM
Volume 7 of Dazzle wasn't available at *any* of the local bookstores (I blame Ookla), and the Hatenkou Yuugi anime doesn't spend enough time establishing the quirkiness of the characters before getting into the story.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 09, 2008, 06:25:41 AM
Well, the official street date wasn't until today...I didn't update my sig until someone said they got it in a store, though. Still, it hasn't been a huge seller, so I don't know how many copies any particular store will get. Anyone who complains about not finding it I've been recommending to order it in at a store so they know people like it...

I have only watched the opening and closing credits and the next ep preview of the anime, since it's not subtitled yet (GRUMPY [email protected]) and Karen doesn't want to sit through something with no subtitles. It's bizarre that the 2nd episode's story comes from volume FOUR (urgh) rather than explaining where the heck Baroqueheat came from... Yes, the first volume of the manga starts too slowly, but I'm not at all sure the anime creators made the right choice by starting off they way they did.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Azhev on January 11, 2008, 01:47:37 AM
My library doesn't have Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians yet.   

>:( 

Stupid library.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 11, 2008, 03:53:56 PM
nor will they. Because of the conspiracy
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on January 12, 2008, 04:21:29 AM
My library doesn't have anything, they are very small and I often find the #3 book in a series but none of the others. This really bugs me. They don't even have Jumanji or Where the Sidewalk Ends...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 14, 2008, 03:09:26 PM
That's like movies that play on TV. Never will you see the original Evil Dead. But Army of Darkness is all over.

Course, AoD is one of those rare sequels that beats the pants off it's predecessors.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Azhev on January 15, 2008, 02:43:41 PM
Well I broke down and bought Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians, and now I'm bummed because I finished the book and I want to read more.   :(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on January 17, 2008, 11:49:29 PM
I am miserably sick.  It feels like the Pacific ocean is pouring out of my head.  And why is it I always get sick in January?  Is it personal?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on January 18, 2008, 06:08:53 AM
the first four years of my marriage I had the flu every christmas. The last of which was stomach flu and I threw up for two days. I feel your pain.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on January 18, 2008, 03:14:27 PM
I thought I was doing well at not getting sick this year. Now I have a stomach flu of somekind.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on January 18, 2008, 06:39:03 PM
i hate anything that deals with my stomach feeling yuck. Thus morning sickness is a real trial for me... especially since I tend to throw up for 3 months and lose all kinds of weight.

I feel for anyone with stomach problems


edited to add that my complaint of the day is that my 6 year old daughter is being THE biggest brat today! Sound terrible? well, she is slamming doors, screaming at me, hitting her brother, threatening to break things, and refusing to go to her room when I say.

She's driving me NUTS! the first word's out of her mouth this morning were rude and it is 10:40... pray for me.  :-\
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 21, 2008, 03:16:05 PM
see, when my kids do that, I just pick them up and drop them on their bed.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Ratlord12 on January 21, 2008, 03:56:34 PM
When my autistic brother Larry was younger, he used to hide his poop in the house to make our mom angry.

He's in a looney bin now and I worry about what will happen to him when he turns 18, likely prison (he's a violent little ass) or someone will kill him.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on January 21, 2008, 05:54:35 PM
Well, my darling of a daughter only got worse as the day went. It was a very dark day in our household... but that's not what I have to complain about.

This one's a doozy... ready.... it is 10AM and it is currently -19*F outside!
BRRRRRR! when we woke up at 6:30 it was -2*.... I think it's supposed to be going the other direction.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Holy Saint, Grand High Poobah, Master of Monkeys, Ehlers on January 22, 2008, 02:53:40 PM
You should move. I'm here complaining about temperatures in the 20s (positive) because Virginia isn't supposed to get that cold.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on January 22, 2008, 04:46:37 PM
It can be trying, especially for someone who moved here a year ago from Phoenix. Our blood hasn't thickened up yet. But it's nearly shirt sleeve weather today, 11*F !  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on January 28, 2008, 06:11:19 AM
In memory of President Gordon B Hinckley.
We thank you for your service and inspiration.
We love you and you will be missed.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on January 28, 2008, 06:39:44 PM
You know after putting that on here I feel really shallow adding anything else.... I had to tell my 6 year old this morning that Pres. Hinckley had died, I felt like I was telling her that her grandpa had died all over again. And then she started crying.... Poor thing.

Anyway, not why I was grumpy.

On this other forum I go to they are complaining about young parents who don't properly dress their children for cold weather. Is it just me or do you ever get sick of older parents telling you what you're doing wrong. I hate going to the store and having someone make some comment and you think, "excuse me! but I don't even know you so MYOB!"

This one time I had a guy at a resteraunt tell me to take my kid out if I couldn't get him to stop crying. My brother in law was so mad my sister had to do everything she could to keep him in his seat.

So that bugs me, people telling other people how to parent. If it's obvious that CPS should be involved than I see no problem with stepping in, but otherwise have some compassion!

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on January 29, 2008, 06:13:22 PM
My email won't load.  I tried last night and again this morning and have tried on two different browsers, but it still won't load.  I'm really annoyed.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on February 15, 2008, 04:19:48 PM
I'm home sick today. I feel terrible. I'm not getting out of bed. I hope my clients will understand.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on February 15, 2008, 10:46:51 PM
I have this disc full of pictures I want to look at on my laptop, but it freaks out everytime I try to open the thing... it's annoying. And the baby got a hold of the camera cord (you know so I can put my pics on my computer) I can't find it anywhere now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on February 24, 2008, 01:10:50 AM
I seem to be a common ranter on this thread... maybe I should think about that a little. BUT until then I have one:

My brother wants to 'write' this story with me and my sister, so we're going along with him and having fun. We're doing it in google docs and they come up with all these Idea's and I poked in yesterday and said, "I think we should do it this way"

So he posts back and says that it sounded like I was trying to make the story like Twilight and that he didn't want to write a book for a bunch of girls even if it sold millions of copies.

Okay... if that weren't annoying enough to me (my brother has a tendency to shoot down my idea's cause I'm the younger of us) it totally wasn't remotely near anything in Twilight! And he wouldn't have known anyway cause he's never read the book! My brother drives me nuts sometimes... I should just learn to not talk about writing with him.

whew, thanks.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on February 25, 2008, 06:24:04 PM
ugh, now he's saying my idea's are to 'jane austen' and that he doesn't want his characters swooning all over each other....

I'm gonna just repeat what I said so you can see how far off he's taking this:
I hardly thought of Twilight, in fact Twilight is nothing like what I just suggested... that's more of a high school scenerio. I was thinking more like the French Resisitance or the underground railroad. Something where they are oppressed so they hide and fight back in secret.

And he says:
I see Twilight as Jane Austen with Vampires, if the greatest conflict in our male character's life is overcoming his prejudice for the Dryads and embracing his love for this girl, then it is Jane Austen with Dryads.  As much as many women want to believe that it is them and their love that changes a man I believe that it is really responsibility that changes a man

My brother is a jerk.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on March 03, 2008, 06:01:08 PM
So, for the past year I've been having health problems that I've finally been figuring out how to manage.  This past week I've started having a whole new set of health problems seemingly unrelated to the last set.  I hurt a lot. And I'm annoyed.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on March 03, 2008, 10:42:34 PM
Fibromyalgia?

My mom has it, plus a lot of related ailments. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on March 04, 2008, 06:17:51 PM
No, definitely not fibromyalgia. I could tell you why, but I don't really feel like going into detail.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on March 04, 2008, 07:28:58 PM
My three children have the stomach flu. Needless to say, it's a week where I'm stuck at home. Blah.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on March 04, 2008, 10:12:31 PM
Well, that's okay Sigyn. Just thought I'd hazard a guess.

Nessa, you poor soul! All three sick at the same time??
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on March 05, 2008, 06:16:26 PM
Pardon the double post, but...

The stupid company that handles electronic payments for my gym membership is driving me bonkers. They charged me two monthly fees of $19 on the same day (Feb 4th) and then another monthly fee of $19 on Feb 29th. So I called about three different numbers and finally wound up leaving a message. Three days later, the person leaves a message on my cell apologizing and saying that she credited my account for the two mistaken charges.

Cool, right? Only trouble is that I didn't get a credit in the amount of $38. Instead, I was charged ANOTHER $19 from this company. So now I've been charged $76 for Feb instead of $19. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Now I'll have to call again. (sigh)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on March 05, 2008, 08:44:54 PM
Nessa, you poor soul! All three sick at the same time??

yes, and now i'm sick too
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on March 12, 2008, 01:29:26 AM
I had to go into specialty training today to learn about Utah's spenddown policy. Spenddown is a satanic piece of policy.
Even lawyers can't seem to figure it out, even though they are the cause for Utah having such a conviluded and evil piece of legislation.

My head hurts.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on March 12, 2008, 05:05:36 AM
Hey, if the law wasn't conviluded, then people wouldn't have to hire lawyers. What kind of a world would it be if people didn't have to hire a lawyer to solve their legal problems. I shutter at the thought.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on March 12, 2008, 02:40:45 PM
Hey, if the law wasn't conviluded, then people wouldn't have to hire lawyers. What kind of a world would it be if people didn't have to hire a lawyer to solve their legal problems.

A much, much  better world.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on March 12, 2008, 06:19:14 PM
WHY are bosses so hypocritical sometimes?? If he gets here at 10:30 and I sometimes arrive at the same time as he does, why is that a crime? Especially when the T (subway) is so unreliable. There used to be a 9:30am train and now there's only the 9:40, so I have to catch the 9:20 if I want to get to work around 10. I hate commuting. So sick of it. Last week, for two days in a row, I left my house 35 minutes earlier than normal, only to get to work  7 or 10 freakin' minutes earlier than normal. Stupid MBTA. Even if I'm late, I always make up my time. And I work through lunch, too. Sheesh. I just want to whack someone.

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on March 25, 2008, 04:52:01 PM
I'm having exploratory surgery tomorrow and I can't eat real food for the rest of the day.  Why do I love food so much?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on March 26, 2008, 03:05:37 AM
I'm having exploratory surgery tomorrow and I can't eat real food for the rest of the day.  Why do I love food so much?

my mom would like to know the same thing... she'd also like to know why sleep is so necessary.

I'd like to know why kids can't just go to sleep when they are supposed to, instead of tearing their rooms apart and making more work for mom.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on March 27, 2008, 02:30:55 AM
My parents were caught in today's mass American Airlines flight cancellation (for mechanical inspection of MD-80s). At least they hadn't left for the airport yet, but it means they arrive here at 10:30 instead of 5:30. Dangit.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on March 27, 2008, 05:34:16 PM
My work hosted a convention last week and again this week.  Last week some assistants got so drunk they made fools of themselves and embarrassed the company in front of our agents.  Some complaints even made it up to the president of the company.  Because it was so bad all assistants have been banned from attending the activities during the convention this week.  It really sucks that I don't drink and can act like an adult at a company function but that I get punished because others can't be bothered to do the same.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Mad Dr Jeffe on April 05, 2008, 10:49:29 PM
Im grumpy because I leave for a few months and there are all these whippersnappers.  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Faster Master St. Pastor on April 12, 2008, 11:23:40 PM
I'm grumpy because my friend woke me up from a nap and then proceeded to yell at me for sleeping in until four without giving me time to tell her I had been taking a nap.  To top it off the reason she called was to get me to organize a hangout, because for some reason if I don't plan what we do nothing ever happens.  Even when other people try it falls apart.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on April 15, 2008, 07:14:51 PM
Why do I have to get the stomach flu, then a bad cold on top of it which I cough all the time.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on April 15, 2008, 08:38:34 PM
I'm grumpy because my A/C was blowing hot air instead of cold and the temperature outside was in the upper 90s yesterday.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on April 16, 2008, 04:13:13 PM
I'm grumpy because it snowed yesterday. I want spring weather!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on April 21, 2008, 05:15:25 PM
I'm at work on what is a holiday (Patriot's Day) for most people here in Mass. And I'm sick, again. I was sick in Feb for President's Day weekend; sick again in April for Easter weekend; and now sick for Patriot's Day. My boss decided not to come in because of all the Boston Marathon Runners (25,000+) today. Don't you just hate it how bosses can decide not to come in at the drop of a hat, but if you did that there would be big trouble?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on April 22, 2008, 01:24:20 AM
I'm grumpy because my A/C was blowing hot air instead of cold and the temperature outside was in the upper 90s yesterday.

Where do you live!? Arizona?

I left for my trip to England with snow in my yard, came home -after two weeks of sun- to what? Snow.

It's the 21st of April for heaven's sake! What's wrong with this place!

But I'm grumpy cause I'd rather be in England, enjoying what was an immensely satisfying vacation, then here.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: pengwenn on April 22, 2008, 04:10:23 PM

Where do you live!? Arizona?

I left for my trip to England with snow in my yard, came home -after two weeks of sun- to what? Snow.

It's the 21st of April for heaven's sake! What's wrong with this place!

But I'm grumpy cause I'd rather be in England, enjoying what was an immensely satisfying vacation, then here.

Yes, I live in Arizona.  And now I'm grumpy that you got to go to England.  I've always wanted to go, but haven't been able to pull it off. 
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on April 22, 2008, 07:22:15 PM

Where do you live!? Arizona?

I left for my trip to England with snow in my yard, came home -after two weeks of sun- to what? Snow.

It's the 21st of April for heaven's sake! What's wrong with this place!

But I'm grumpy cause I'd rather be in England, enjoying what was an immensely satisfying vacation, then here.

Yes, I live in Arizona.  And now I'm grumpy that you got to go to England.  I've always wanted to go, but haven't been able to pull it off. 

Aw, good ol' AZ. I used to live in Tempe, so I feel for you.

I'm sorry I got to go on such a cool trip :) next time I'll invite you to go along to. But until then if you go on a tour go with Cosmos or Globus (Globus being the higher end one)  They did a good job, I was pleased. But it's really expensive over there. The pound is worth double the dollar, so I tried really hard not to think about that when I bought that picture for 27 pounds or that skirt for 20 pounds.

And may I also recommend spending time in Scotland. By far my favorite part of the trip.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on May 01, 2008, 09:50:07 PM
It is May first and it is snowing outside.  I do not believe in global warming.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: darxbane on May 02, 2008, 07:14:55 PM
Amen to that.

It cost me 60 bucks to fill my gas tank yesterday.  All Ethanol did was make food more expensive.  GRRRR!!!   >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on May 03, 2008, 05:30:43 PM
Hey, in England they were paying 1.09 (pounds) a liter. That's 4.14 (pounds) a gallon.

Some of the people on our tour were from New Zealand and they said they were paying $1.90 a liter (NZ dollar) which would be $7.22 a gallon!

That's without the conversion rate. I'm not sure what NZ dollar is worth (probably less than ours), but our dollar is worth half of the Pound Sterling.

I decided filling my truck up for $100 bucks isn't so bad, at least I'm not paying $8 a gallon.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 04, 2008, 01:45:45 AM
Well, gas prices will continue to rise. There may be periods of relief, but the fact is, the cheap oil is going away. Oil companies keep on having to explore more expensive plays, going deeper, to more remote areas, and where there is less oil.  They are now doing expensive reinjections and other secondary recovery operations on old, depleted plays.  It's that whole theory of peak oil coming to life and right when demand from China and India is on the rise.  So, if you are complaining about the price of gas, stop using so much of it (and get your friends and family to conserve gas too).



Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: darxbane on May 05, 2008, 05:52:57 PM
That would be fine if the oil companies weren't continuing to break quarteryl and annual profit records.  There is no competition, and thereofore these companies, along with OPEC, can fabricate reasons to up the price.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on May 05, 2008, 08:17:34 PM
Don't forget to blame the futures market speculators as well. There is so much about Wall Street trading that's artificial, it bothers me a lot. When people start making so much money on things that negatively affect the rest of the economy, that's a problem.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: darxbane on May 05, 2008, 10:50:42 PM
Here Here, Ookla.  Imagine if we all could do this?  "I think I should only have to pay for half of my mortgage this year because coverage of a Hurricane in the Phillipines may interrupt my regularly scheduled programming, which in turn will cause me to be less productive at work, creating a less envious personal cash flow over the next 6 months."  It's beyond Ludicrous.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on May 07, 2008, 03:57:44 PM
My two-year-old threw up this morning. Oh, the joy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on May 07, 2008, 08:43:16 PM
One of the disadvantages of having many children is that I've had someone in my house throwing up for the last ten days.  Including Monday when four of us were sick.  Empathy to everyone with sick children.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on May 07, 2008, 08:56:59 PM
I've always stuck firmly to the philosophy that I'd rather be sick then have the kids sick. So sorry for you.

On a funny note... my 15 month old has discovered how to spin in circles, much to his delight. So he goes around and around and around in the living room until, the other day, he threw up! We were laughing so hard, the kid spun his lunch out of himself!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on May 07, 2008, 09:00:40 PM
I feel your pain. My 8 month old baby 2 weeks ago had fevers for 3 days went away came back for 5 more days. Went to the doctor he has doudle ear infections. Medicine gives him the runs, plus now we are back to fevers. The 3 year old has fevers too. Will for me I am just to tried.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on May 08, 2008, 05:54:30 PM
The four-year-old is also throwing up now, but my husband is wonderful and stayed up all night with them.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on May 09, 2008, 06:33:42 PM
We've all stopped throwing up now but my six-year-old just showed up with chicken pox. :'(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on May 10, 2008, 12:09:13 AM
Okay, your life really sucks right now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on May 10, 2008, 12:51:54 AM
Yeah, we should give you some sort of award. You'd better get some killer Mother's Day gift.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 10, 2008, 02:03:16 AM
$312 in car repairs. waaaaaaaah.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on May 11, 2008, 02:19:34 AM
Well, I did get a new wallet and purse because at the start of this whole thing my 1 1/2 year old threw up in my purse.  It was rather disgusting.  And my husband spent six hours on a ladder restaining the south side of our house today, so I have had some good gifts this Mothers' Day already.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on May 12, 2008, 05:17:44 PM
Food poisoning. Happy Mother's Day.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Azhev on May 19, 2008, 03:38:21 AM
Frustrated in trying to find a house that fits my needs (price and condition) and location.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: WriterDan on May 19, 2008, 06:26:15 PM
Driver's side, external door handle of my car broken.  Replacement part sold out at every store in Utah county.  Grrr.  Have to unlock doors, reach in from the back seat and open door from the inside.  Double grrr.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on May 27, 2008, 07:10:53 PM
Puking into a leaky barf bag on the airplane. Embarassing AND vile. Not a happy combination.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on May 27, 2008, 10:19:54 PM
How nasty! Poor Nessa. :( 

(I just got your email too, by the way.) We should definitely get together. So I'll give you a call or an email. Hope you are feeling much better!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 03, 2008, 10:07:48 PM
40% of the company was laid off today, including me.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 03, 2008, 11:17:43 PM
WHA--?? :o

Oh, Ookla, that's crappy. No warning signs at all?

My friend in the college division at Houghton barely survived the "culling" done by their new owner, Cengage. Over half the people she worked with were fired, and some who have been in the company for 20+ years are now having to "interview" for their jobs. :(BUT they knew in advance that their jobs might be forfeit, what w/ the corporate buy out.

 Sorry to hear you got laid off, Ookla.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 04, 2008, 12:23:26 AM
That's sucks. I hope you find something soon.

I wish youwere in Utah cause I could give you all the secrets to getting unemployment and other types of government assistance.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: dawncawley on June 04, 2008, 01:01:59 AM
It is my birthday, I am officially closer to 40 than 30, and not only did I have to work, but there is no after-work party with the family, or anyone else planned. My birthday has become just another day of the week.

Ookla, I hope you find something soon. I will send good thoughts and prayers your way.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Oldie Black Witch on June 04, 2008, 01:20:43 AM
I just saw the news about TokyoPop. So sorry Ookla!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 04, 2008, 08:06:25 AM
The possibility was looming there in the background, but the timing and extent of the cuts were still a big shock. Still, I've been making the first steps toward finding another job already the past two months, and now everything that was holding me back (the series I loved working on, the people I loved working with) is no longer a factor. I feel rather free. It's refreshing.

But still scary. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on June 04, 2008, 03:46:34 PM
Oh, Ookla, I am so sorry!  Good luck finding a new job.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: WriterDan on June 11, 2008, 07:40:07 PM
Woke up early to lift some weights with a friend.  Puked my guts out.  Then had to go to the dentist.  Still numb.  Ugh.

And still no part for my car door.  Dumb, dumb...

Edit:  spelling error.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on June 13, 2008, 12:33:29 AM
Husband budgeted out the internet without telling me... now I have to travel to the library to get online... My husband annoys me sometimes.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on June 13, 2008, 02:33:47 AM
Um... That is completely uncool. I think that for most people here, that would be much worse than waking up to find your phone no longer works. Does he not understand that the internet is an essential line of communication and community support? It is unhealthy to be cut off socially.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on June 18, 2008, 03:16:38 PM
My husband left for scout camp yesterday. My little boys are already wondering when dad will get home. I am not meant to be a single mother.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: charity on June 18, 2008, 05:32:59 PM
Um... That is completely uncool. I think that for most people here, that would be much worse than waking up to find your phone no longer works. Does he not understand that the internet is an essential line of communication and community support? It is unhealthy to be cut off socially.

so uncool. ;) but I think I'll have to survive with it for a while since we are moving in August. Sigyn... I feel your pain, I hope it goes by quickly and you actually manage to sleep a little.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on June 19, 2008, 05:58:59 PM
3 ER visits in 1 week. And I don't even have children.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: WriterDan on June 19, 2008, 06:03:41 PM
That's completely flabbergasting.  And expensive.  Any of them related?  Sheesh.  Sounds like my brother-in-law.  His file at the emergency room down in Richfield is like three or four inches thick.  Hope you're past it all.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on June 29, 2008, 09:45:29 PM
My (maternal) grandfather passed away yesterday. Last year, we found out he had lung cancer. Didn't take long for it to spread. He was having a really bad time the past month. And so we are glad he doesn't have to fight the pain any longer. But it is hard, all the same. I am flying out for the funeral in MO. Gone until July 4th. Hopefully I can make myself useful, esp. to my mom. It will help me not feel so down.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on July 08, 2008, 12:20:06 AM
I called the LDS employment office, and they said, "Sure, come on over, the guy will be here until at least three." I made a sandwich for lunch, ate it, and got on the road. 40 minutes later I arrived, at 2:00, and they said, "Oh, sorry, he's with someone now and can't see you." So I drove back home, 50 minutes. Ugh.

I did get an appointment for Wednesday, but my first impression is not good.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on July 08, 2008, 05:14:10 PM
I can't figure out how to get fell points,
now I'm grumpy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on July 30, 2008, 09:53:00 PM
agreed, what are Feel Points? and how do you get awards. it seems the only way to get either is to be like level 20 or higher.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on July 31, 2008, 04:38:23 AM
agreed, what are Feel Points? and how do you get awards. it seems the only way to get either is to be like level 20 or higher.
Rewards are given to you for certain things from events and such.

See look here. (http://www.timewastersguide.com/forum/index.php?board=24.0)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 01, 2008, 09:49:58 PM
Me: <primal scream/> I'm so sick of my job!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on August 02, 2008, 02:46:02 AM
Aww Shrain! Is your annoying boss causing trouble again? You need a new job.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on August 02, 2008, 03:51:55 AM
What is it exactly you do?  If I may ask that is.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 03, 2008, 04:06:17 AM
Thanks, Ness. Yeah, work's been rough, especially because I didn't get the job at Tor. :'(

Huge project dumped in our laps this week at work. Plus, my boss "asked" us to compile some extra data for all of our pending payment files. We tried to explain how it would take a LOT of time to get that data--time which would be better spent actually processing payments. Guess who'll be doing overtime for the next few weeks? :P

Hey, Miyabi, I work at a textbook publisher in the Permissions Dept. (Naturally, I don't want to say which company, since these boards are public.)

(sigh) Guess it's back to the job hunt for me!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on August 03, 2008, 04:16:33 AM
Oh I see.

Ha ha.  When I took debate we made copies of my teachers Interps all the time so we could highlight and write in them without destroying the original.  The librarians would get mad at us when they found out we were making copies. >.<  I mean it's not like the class didn't OWN the original and it was usually only one or two of us at a time using it, we just didn't want to kill the original copy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on August 18, 2008, 05:21:53 PM
My kid has head lice. And it's the first day of school.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 18, 2008, 07:42:12 PM
Ewww! Poor little tike. Do you have to keep him home from school? Is it Carter or Spencer?
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Post by: Nessa on August 18, 2008, 09:32:44 PM
They both do, now. /sigh

Fortuantely, Carter just met with his teacher this morning so I have a couple of days before his class actually starts (Amber was in school today, though) since he's Kindergarten. Cross your fingers that the shampoo stuff works.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on August 18, 2008, 09:58:25 PM
Uh oh. Double trouble. I think you have to get those special combs, too, to get out the little nits. :P Good luck.

As for me, I was so grumpy that I made my own thread about my latest disaster. Car repairs: why can't they ever be cheap??
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 10, 2008, 10:21:33 PM
Work is stressing me out. I have this annoying twitch at the corner of my eye today. grrrr.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CthulhuKefka on September 10, 2008, 10:26:28 PM
Even though I can still be recalled and reactivated to active duty and sent to Iraq/Afghanistan, I'm not eligible for any military Tricare medical coverage. I'm in the Inactive Ready Reserves, which is like the regular Reserves, except I don't have to do the whole "one weekend a month, two weeks a year" thing.

Wish I had known this BEFORE I received my $2k+ hospital bill for a simple Staph infection.

ARRRGGHHH!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on September 10, 2008, 10:37:41 PM
That stinks
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on September 22, 2008, 06:06:55 PM
*gag* Someone burned something in the corporate cafateria. Smells awful. I'm amazed that the fire alarms didn't go off. *cough*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on September 22, 2008, 08:03:12 PM
I have to go to HTML call. -_-
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on October 01, 2008, 03:40:20 PM
Yesterday, I took my 6 year old to the doctors because his teacher believed him may have a hearing problem. I did not think anything was wrong with my son. So I unhapply took him into the doctors. I told the doctor what the teacher said and she believed it was him acting up and I agreed. But she looked in his ears nothing wrong and then he got I hearing test. He failed it anything to loud or soft he cant hear. We now have alot more doctrs to go to.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: SarahG on October 01, 2008, 04:11:22 PM
Oh, that's awful!  I can just picture your worry and guilt (for having assumed he was acting up).  I hope there's some kind of good news from the rest of the doctors.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on October 01, 2008, 04:53:21 PM
My husband is an audiologist (hearing guy).  If you have any questions you can send me a message.  Good luck.  Make sure you find someone you can work with and like.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 01, 2008, 06:36:00 PM
Oh, that's very difficult. :( I hope you find a great dr!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on October 02, 2008, 04:09:08 PM
I have absolutely no idea what's going on with this guy I really like.  Like he keeps hinting that we might start dating, then all of a sudden it feels like he's really distant for a few days, then it's back to the other again.  I mean I REALLY like hanging out with him and stuff and I'm really happy around him, but then I go insane when he's not around. lol.  I guess I just have to wait and see what happens.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: SarahG on October 02, 2008, 05:03:08 PM
Wasn't it like 2 weeks ago you were dating / in love with / completely brokenhearted by this David guy? Step back, breathe, calm down.

I thought the person on your other thread who said your situation sounded like high school was kinda harsh, but now I'm starting to agree.


EDIT:  I have a worry of my own now.  My niece is 4 days old and she's having a blood transfusion today because her bilirubin was really high and the special lights didn't seem to help.  She and her parents are in Africa, which seems so far away right now.  I'm terrified for her.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: dawncawley on October 03, 2008, 08:41:29 AM
Sarah, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on October 06, 2008, 12:49:47 PM
Mine aswell Sarah. Thats a hard spot and I hope everything turns out alright.

Also I was the one who said it sounded like high school. Not that I thought you were immature but the situation sounded right out of the 12th grade.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on October 06, 2008, 03:33:11 PM
Wasn't it like 2 weeks ago you were dating / in love with / completely brokenhearted by this David guy? Step back, breathe, calm down.

I thought the person on your other thread who said your situation sounded like high school was kinda harsh, but now I'm starting to agree.


EDIT: I have a worry of my own now. My niece is 4 days old and she's having a blood transfusion today because her bilirubin was really high and the special lights didn't seem to help. She and her parents are in Africa, which seems so far away right now. I'm terrified for her.
It was two weeks ago I was complaining about him being stupid about things.  About how he was saying he was the one hurt and how he had dated a friend of mine and used her to make it seem like he was straight.  It was a month and a half ago he broke it off. 

I'm sorry to hear about your niece.  That is very sad, I hope she pulls through it all right.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: SarahG on October 08, 2008, 06:00:47 PM
Thanks everyone, my niece's blood transfusion went well and she seems to be doing great now.  They posted a picture of her on Facebook in front of a huge pile of green bananas.  I appreciate the thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on October 08, 2008, 07:50:42 PM
Im glad it turned out well for your niece.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 08, 2008, 07:56:27 PM
That's very, very good to hear. :)

(What's with all the bananas though....?)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: SarahG on October 08, 2008, 08:19:53 PM
I think it's just that she was born and will probably be raised in Africa, so they wanted that to be one of her baby pictures.  My sister can have some odd ideas, sometimes.  :)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 15, 2008, 12:26:40 AM
I'm grumpy because the forum is so dead today. I think people are all reading some book or something. Or standing in line for some kind of release party.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 15, 2008, 01:47:15 AM
I'm grumpy because the forum is so dead today. I think people are all reading some book or something. Or standing in line for some kind of release party.
Yeah, it's an eerie feeling. Like everyone but us is off partying and winning prizes and stuff. (sigh) Those folks better post oodles of photos of said partying.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on October 15, 2008, 03:26:41 AM
Im grumpy because I didnt have a chance to pick up said book before I had work and I dont get out untill 2300hrs so I guess im screwed. I guess I'll have to wait at the book store in the morning to pick up my copy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CthulhuKefka on October 15, 2008, 05:52:46 AM
I'm grumpy because I just FINISHED said book and, although it was simply amazing, I now have another long wait for another like it.  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: dawncawley on October 16, 2008, 01:00:54 AM
I'm grumpy because I have to wait until the signing in Seattle for said book, and hopefully will have the money for it then.....Ugh...I hate layoffs. :(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Brenna on October 16, 2008, 01:10:15 AM
I'm grumpy because I'm still pregnant (my due date was the 12th). Sigh.  :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: spejoku on October 16, 2008, 02:47:54 AM
I'm grumpy because barnes and noble was sold out and I have to get a certain book on friday, rather than yesterday when I should have got it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: dawncawley on October 16, 2008, 07:21:13 AM
Oh my goodness Brenna, your reason is most definitely better than mine for being grumpy....I can go to the library for crying out loud. Good luck hon, and I hope you have a very healthy baby, very soon :)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Chaos on October 17, 2008, 12:10:37 AM
I'm grumpy because there is a distinct lack of wacky, theory-related posts on the forums any longer. We need at least three concurrent spoiler topics to keep the wheels moving :D However, I am not grumpy from the lack of book, because Amazon was shockingly prompt in its delivery.

Also, Brenna, I hope you have the baby soon! Hopefully all will be well.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 18, 2008, 07:25:24 AM
We just spent well over half an hour watching the last 7 minutes of the Eli Stone season premiere on ABC's website player.  It kept freezing and requiring a reload, which required watching one or two commercials again, and we couldn't seek to the right spot, etc. etc.

The Move player that lds.org used for conference this month worked GREAT. No stutters at all, and EVERY other streaming video player we use from this house (including youtube, etc.) stutters. The Move player's connection error correction must be heads above the rest, because it works and theirs doesn't.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Sigyn on October 20, 2008, 05:00:24 PM
I'm grumpy because my microwave is dying and my computer is dying and I'd really rather not spend money on replacing either.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on October 21, 2008, 01:35:51 AM
Im grumpy because I got up for work at 0500 this morning and realized I had a flat tire. Not the best way to start the week if I do say so myself. Especially if you plan on working a straight 16 hour shift after changing a tire in the cold mourning air. *grumbles*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 21, 2008, 02:26:53 AM
Sigyn, you might find a microwave via freecycle.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 23, 2008, 03:57:25 PM
So, yesterday morning, I drove into the Quincy Center T garage to park and then take the T (subway) into Boston. A huge sign announced that the price for parking is going up to $7 a day. :o AAAAAARRRRGH! It sucks. Guess who'll be taking the (unreliable) bus more often in the freezing cold, New England weather. :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on October 25, 2008, 10:17:29 AM
I am sad that jobs relating to editing/writing/publishing mostly don't exist where Ari is stuck.  As such, my job search efforts have been frustrating.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 25, 2008, 06:17:59 PM
So, yesterday morning, I drove into the Quincy Center T garage to park and then take the T (subway) into Boston. A huge sign announced that the price for parking is going up to $7 a day. :o AAAAAARRRRGH! It sucks. Guess who'll be taking the (unreliable) bus more often in the freezing cold, New England weather. :P
Some jobs subsidize transportation. Have you asked about that?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 26, 2008, 08:58:43 PM
Interesting thought. But I'm pretty sure Pearson doesn't do that. They do have this "Emergency Ride Home" program in case the public transportation is down. Like if there is a fire on the red line subway or something. But, yeah, I doubt that Pearson helps out in that way. I could always call HR though. Doesn't hurt to ask! Thanks.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 27, 2008, 01:27:42 AM
Often companies where it costs money to park in the building, and which cover the cost of that parking, will pay the transportation costs of the people who don't drive to work. It might even be state law in some states.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Loud_G on October 27, 2008, 04:29:06 PM
*sigh* In order to get a promotion, I have to apply for my own job and then hope no one beats me out....My job security just plummetted :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on October 27, 2008, 04:57:21 PM
I drove past that garage yesterday and I noticed the same thing. At least its has been kinda warm the past couple of days. You might want to check the parking at North Quincy or maybe Walaston and see if they have jumped also. I know it might be a pain but I also know they have considerable parking lots. I am lucky because there is a bus stop at the end of my street that can take me to the red line in Quincy Center if I dont find any parking. Good luck.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on October 29, 2008, 02:11:26 PM
To confusing and to long of a story to tell but, INSURANCE COMPANIES SUCK.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: dawncawley on October 30, 2008, 01:22:28 AM
They definitely do Lost, but hopefully it will work out for you in the end.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on October 30, 2008, 08:56:38 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH. Payday is tomorrow instead of the 31st! I normally get direct deposit on the 15th and 30th. Crap! I have like, um, $.75 in my checking account now. Stupid gas prices. Guess I can't get that cape to complete my Bunnicula costume for tonight's pre-Halloweeen party.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 31, 2008, 02:54:56 AM
The hate against supporters of proposition 8, and the contempt for entirely valid arguments, is extremely stressful. This election can't be over soon enough.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on October 31, 2008, 01:25:29 PM
Michael Glatze (founder of Young Gay America) has talked about (in interviews) how, as a gay person, he felt like it was criminal to even look at stuff which would cause him to question the validity of his homosexuality.  Not sure if it's like that everywhere, but that was how he felt about being a gay in San Frana lot of people in the gay community really dislike him for doing what he's done.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on October 31, 2008, 05:05:22 PM
Wow I had no idea they were attempting to pass such a law. Can you say un-just anyone? I mean really I come from Massachusetts where gay marriage is legal and they didnt take over everything. I personally think everyone deserves the same rights as everyone else. Whos to say that gays have any less rights than straights? I for one dont think they are any different than anyone else. To make that distinction would make the gay community seem as if they arent the same class of citizen as straight people. Can we as a nation that promotes freedom afford such a distinction. It goes against what this nation stands for. I dont understand the reasoning behind such a proposal. Is it to alienate a group of people? Because if this passes then they will have succeeded. Sorry about the blurb there, I was unaware of this.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 31, 2008, 06:26:15 PM
Can of worms. I don't want to get into it. But homosexuality is wrong, and the government should not force everyone to treat it as if it is just the same as heterosexuality. If people want to do it in the privacy of their own homes, fine. But it's being taught in schools and courts say parents can't opt their children out, wedding photographers are losing lawsuits for declining to photograph gay weddings, doctors are losing lawsuits for declining to artificially inseminate lesbians (even after giving a referral to a doctor who is willing), marriage counselors are losing lawsuits for declining to counsel same-sex couples (come on, if you believe same-sex couples are sinning, your honest counsel would be "break up," and what same-sex couple would sue to force that person to counsel them rather than going to someone else who is willing to counsel them?) and a Methodist church was forced to allow a gay wedding in a pavilion it considered a religious building or lose tax-exempt status for a summer camp (they offered to allow the wedding on the non-religious boardwalk on the same property but that wasn't good enough).

Gay rights are not in the constitution. Religious rights are in the constitution. Yet now gay rights are trumping religious rights in the courts. That is one good reason for the citizens of California not to allow the government to legitimize same-sex marriage.

That's just the tip of the iceberg. The institution of marriage has been deteriorating in this country for a few decades and gay marriage is just another step along the way. Just look at Scandinavian countries where gay marriage has been legal for a few years: no belief that marriage means anything anymore. Huge divorce rates, more than 50% of children not born to married parents, etc. etc. That is not the direction I want to see the state I live in going, and that is the direction it will go if gay marriage is legal. (Of course, legally defining marriage as between a man and a woman is only the barest step toward restoring society's faith in marriage, and true change will have to come family-by-family as parents teach and show good examples to their own children.)

Let me make it clear that while I believe homosexuality is wrong, I have nothing against homosexuals. I have had gay friends and they are just people wanting to live their own lives. I think there are many rights gay couples should have such as hospital visitation rights and inheritance rights. But the definition of the word "marriage" in this country should not be changed to suit them. Gay people should not be allowed to be paid less or be denied the vote or anything like that, but the religious beliefs of people who are against homosexuality should be protected (as guaranteed by the constitution) when they deal with homosexuals in matters central to those religious beliefs. A restaurant owner who happens to be religious can't refuse to serve food to a gay couple, but a doctor or marriage counselor etc. should not be forced to provide marriage/family services to a gay couple if they consider marriage/family to be religious issues. (Yes, I am aware of those churches that support homosexuality. )
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on October 31, 2008, 06:44:59 PM
Okay Ookla, if people post replies to your post I'm gonna switch them to their own thread. So...if you'd like to start your own thread and post a link, that would be ok too.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on October 31, 2008, 06:59:28 PM
Like I said, I don't actually want to get into it here; I don't feel like a repeat of the abortion thread.

I just came here to be grumpy in the grumpy thread, and people replied. If it escalates, split it off if you need to, but I'm not going to go out of my way to start a thread here. There's plenty of discussion elsewhere on the internet and if people want it they can seek it out.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on October 31, 2008, 07:47:34 PM
Ok I couldnt help it, I made a thread to converse this if anyone likes. http://www.timewastersguide.com/forum/index.php?topic=6197.0


Please continue the GrumpyNess. ;D
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on November 03, 2008, 07:34:33 PM
My identity was stolen!  So yeah, that sucked and I spent FOREVER trying to fix it! But everything seems to be in order now. . . . I think.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on November 03, 2008, 11:17:47 PM
I may not compare to a stolen ID but I had a crazy Halloween party on Sat night and my house was a mess after. I swear I mopped every floor at least twice and they are still sticky in a lot of places. I guess jello shots are fun but messy when there is a fog machine filling the house and you cant see very well. At least it was a lot of fun but man, Im still not done cleaning and it was two days ago.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: darxbane on November 13, 2008, 03:44:43 PM
It was dark out at 5 yesterday, which means winter is fast approaching, and all the work I have been putting off is due in the next 6 weeks.  Procrastination; gotta love it......eventually.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Silenced Parrot on November 14, 2008, 07:45:51 AM
Everything feels slow right now. It feels as though I'm going through my life in slow motion, which is beginning to annoy me. It just feels later than it really is, and the date feels all wrong, and it's getting dark at 4:30PM, which doesn't help the feeling. Not to mention I've been sick over the past few weeks, seems my body wanted to catch everything all in one go.  >:(

And there are too many great video-games coming out, and I can't be spending so much money on my favorite hobby. Ugh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CthulhuKefka on November 14, 2008, 05:38:51 PM
I'm grumpy because my dad has to file for bankruptcy and lose his business which he's had for over 10 years. Damn economy.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on November 14, 2008, 07:16:26 PM
Hey cranberry that stinks man. Thats a good reason to be grumpy. Sorry to hear about it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: darxbane on November 14, 2008, 07:25:13 PM
Yup, you can thank everyone who bought a home they couldn't afford for that one.  I bet if they bailed out all the small businesses and let the giants die, we would all be better off.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on November 14, 2008, 07:28:56 PM
That would have been interesting
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MrPaperCamel on November 14, 2008, 11:22:05 PM
I am grumpy that people can't seem to figure out how to leave messages on our office phone. Normally not an issue expect when people get upset when I am not always able to answer with our short staff. If I don't know what it is you need or who you are, I cannot get back to you.

"But no one listens to messages so I think it is better to just call a lot and hope you eventually pick up."
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 19, 2008, 11:44:48 PM
Namecalling. It's not nice. What's more, it is not ethical in a business situation. I really don't appreciate it when someone in authority tells me, "That's the way of the corporate world, kiddo. Best get used to it." I am NOT a "kiddo." OK, I made a mistake unknowingly TWO years ago. I apologized and took care of the problem.

I know I still have things to learn. BUT that doesn't give this person the right to belittle me with namecalling. And *then* when I get the courage to stick up for myself via email, he/she says I "obviously" need further discussion on this (i.e, I must not know what I'm talking about) and therefore need to meet with said person on Fri.

I feel like throwing up.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on November 20, 2008, 12:09:41 AM
Can you ask for someone who will stand up for you to accompany you to the meeting?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on November 20, 2008, 03:11:19 AM
That's my hope, Ookla. I'm just not sure who to ask. I feel rather helpless about the whole thing. So having an advocate would be such a relief. The email he/she sent to me gives me the impression that I was "wrong" in objecting to something I felt was objectionable. Now there's a Catch 22 if I ever saw one...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on November 20, 2008, 12:01:53 PM
My checkbook has vanished, and I expect theft.  I've frozen my acc, but this means I can't write checks or use my debit card.  Rather annoying.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on November 20, 2008, 09:17:22 PM
Ouch. Those types of situations are annoying. I've had similar problems when I lost my debit/credit card. Took like a week to get it straight.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: darxbane on November 25, 2008, 04:32:35 PM
My Mother's Labrador has terminal cancer.  He is an awesome dog, so it will be hard to say goodbye, especially for my parents.  He is 10, so at least he has had a good life.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Loud_G on December 01, 2008, 03:05:03 PM
I've got a HUGE black blood blister on my TOE. It is about an inch in diameter and is excruciating when I walk, and painful when I don't do anything.....
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CthulhuKefka on December 01, 2008, 03:06:36 PM
My Mother's Labrador has terminal cancer. He is an awesome dog, so it will be hard to say goodbye, especially for my parents. He is 10, so at least he has had a good life.

I'm sorry Bane.  :(

I know how you feel. Our cat is pretty old herself and has diabetes. She won't last much longer.  :'(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on December 01, 2008, 06:43:28 PM
Elizabeth has been throwing up since Friday, and Karen started feeling nauseous at 4 this morning. Arrgh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 03, 2008, 04:19:27 AM
Just in time for the holidays, my family in Utah is being evicted from the duplex they've been renting. I guess that'll teach them for wanting a hot water heater that works. Or for wanting a professional mold guy to evaluate the house after the "repaired" heater had been leaking warm water between two walls for over a week, leaving behind a nasty, distinctly moldy smell.

Merrry Christmas!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on December 03, 2008, 04:21:47 AM
Ouch. I am sorry to hear that there Shrain. That is just horrible. What a terrible land lord.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Tink on December 03, 2008, 05:25:33 PM
Well, Shrain, on the bright side, maybe they'll find a better place that they would rather live in. If they'd stayed and there were a mold problem (and it wasn't fixed by the landlord), that could cause major unneeded health problems for them. Uck! I feel sorry for the next renters who will probably have no idea of the potential mold.

But yeah, sometimes I hate landlords. That's why I like where I live. I hate that our managers treat us like crap (like we're not the ones that make them money each month), but at least when there is something wrong, they fix it right away (because maybe we're unimportant, but their properties are they're money makers, and they want to keep them presentable). What I really love is how once a year or so, they'll send us flyers in the mail offering their services as realtors, in case we decide to buy a home rather than continue to rent. As if!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 03, 2008, 09:29:49 PM
(sigh) Thanks, guys. I talked w/ my parents last night and we all decided to just take this as a good thing overall. My mom has enough health problems (asthma, migraines, fibromyalgia) and she doesn't need a mold problem too. I doubt my dad and brothers would benefit from moldy air either, of course. :P

The only sucky parts about this is that 1) my visit home really isn't gonna be much of a vacay because I'll be helping them pack and find a place--can you say STRESS?--and 2) they have only 30 days to find a home (my dad hopes to qualify for a home loan now especially given the buyer's market). Trouble is that my mom can't tolerate forced air heating given her respiratory problems from the pollens and dust. So they need a place with electric/radiant-floor heating, which is dang tough to come by. :-\ They might have to buy a place and pay for the heating system to be converted.

Anyhow, I guess we're lucky that what with the economy, my fam should be able to find a good deal on a house.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on December 04, 2008, 04:26:27 AM
Sorry to hear all that.  As a former apartment manager the sleezeballs give the rest of them a bad name.  Radiant heat is easy to find in Southeastern Utah.  Our house has radiant heat in the upstairs ceiling, and a wood burning stove downstairs.  The principles of thermodynamics evidentally weren't taught down here twenty years ago.
But that is a very long commute if your fam works in the metro areas  ;) Good luck finding a place.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MrPaperCamel on December 05, 2008, 04:51:54 PM
I hope things work out there. I have dealt with some really dumb landlords in my time as well, and it is usually a blessing to get away. I hope this works in the same vein as well =).

Roommate forgot he was the one who wrote the rent check this month, and went out and bought a really nice gift for his new girlfriend on the card attached to that account. I like the girl he is dating now, and have known him for quite a while, so I am not worried about anything stupid overall here. Just annoying that I have to fix a situation that was rather preventable. I guess that is what the holidays are for though.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 06, 2008, 04:44:34 AM
I appreciate the well-wishing. We're spreading out as many feelers as possible. My parents are already looking at houses and doing research. They can't move farther south, though, because my dad works in way up north. They all want to stay in Orem if possible. Time (and prayers) will tell, though. 

Sorry about the rent issue, Discount. You might wanna always go "halvsies" on rent from now on. I find that can work out much better.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on December 16, 2008, 05:45:07 PM
Went out of towm to see family and had fun. Came back home with a very, very bad cold and to much to do.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on December 17, 2008, 04:41:40 AM
I have to leave at like 4:20 in the morning or so tomorrow to catch a flight.  Ugh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: SarahG on December 17, 2008, 05:35:15 PM
Came back home with a very, very bad cold and to much to do.

Don't you hate it when you have to choose between giving your body the rest it needs to recover, and accomplishing all those tasks with fast-approaching deadlines?  So you either get to have all your preparations completed but be too sick to enjoy the holiday, or you get lots of sleep and feel better but nothing is ready in time.  Ugh.  Get better soon.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on December 19, 2008, 06:18:56 PM
Aaaaahhh! Large snow storm on track to drop snow on me for the next three days. Weekend plans ruined. Darn it. Why does it have to snow on the last weekend to get my Christmas shopping done??? It must be fate. Those people who I have yet to buy a gift for must not deserve one. Yeah I think I'll go with that one.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CthulhuKefka on December 19, 2008, 06:23:28 PM
Aaaaahhh! Large snow storm on track to drop snow on me for the next three days. Weekend plans ruined. Darn it. Why does it have to snow on the last weekend to get my Christmas shopping done??? It must be fate. Those people who I have yet to buy a gift for must not deserve one. Yeah I think I'll go with that one.

It's suppose to be a good one too. I'll toss my angry hat into this snow storm since I have to drive to work all this weekend.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MrPaperCamel on December 19, 2008, 07:26:17 PM
I know your pain since I just spent the last three days shoveling. Until 10:30 last night because the plow finally came through and blocked my driveway around that time. Hopefully Boston is a little nicer about that.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: dawncawley on December 19, 2008, 10:20:26 PM
I hate, hate, hate snow days. Especially right before two weeks of no school anyway......my kids are making me totally crazy. And I hate all the ice on the roads. It is almost solid ice in my area.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on December 19, 2008, 10:35:27 PM
You guys are making me feel guilty.  I was irritated that the snow we have had keeps melting before my son can shovel the walk.  He wants to earn money for a charity project but his chosen method isn't working.  Too bad I can't mail him to those people who really need his skills.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MrPaperCamel on December 19, 2008, 10:49:51 PM
I have both a FedEx and UPS office within 2 miles of my house =).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on December 20, 2008, 05:16:54 AM
You shouldn't have said that.  By the end of Christmas vacation I might be seriously considering the offer, maybe with a two for one deal. :D
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MrPaperCamel on December 20, 2008, 05:25:12 PM
I think we can keep him busy for quite a while here ;).

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Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on December 20, 2008, 08:58:07 PM
Wow :o
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shrain on December 20, 2008, 09:44:41 PM
Finally made it to UT after an eight-hour delay in Denver. Oh, and my bag didn't make it. So now I'm waiting for the delivery service to bring it. Waiting, and waiting....

Oh, well. At least our plane didn't skid off the runway and have to get towed like the one that landed right before us! Scary. We passed it as we taxied in. A HUGE tractor was being hooked up to the plane. The airports were SO crowded. With all the bad weather and such, it was a very, very bad day to fly yesterday.  :P

My friend was flying from NY yesterday and got stuck overnight in Cincinnati. This was *after* she waited for five hours aboard the plane on the runway at the NY airport. yeesh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on December 22, 2008, 07:51:13 AM
I was quite fortunate to have virtually no delay at any of the 7 airports I've hit in the last week.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: MrPaperCamel on December 25, 2008, 10:48:03 PM
Enjoying the day with my family but I have to drive from phoenix back to flagstaff. We are supposed to get about a foot to two feet of snow by noon tomorrow. That means I have to drive through it to get to my house, have to shovel for about two hours to even get in my house, and most likely shovel for about an hour before I go to work in the morning because the plow will be pushing ice from the street into my driveway...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: kevinpii on December 27, 2008, 09:22:44 PM
i actually had to shovel my roof. the snow is so stinkin deep here if i didn't it might colapse my house. it was waist deep in some spots and when i had to do my garage i had to push it towards my house and then shovel it again. i cant go out in my yard because its knee deep in any given spot. I'm not usually a big fan of winter but this really really sucks.
     now I'm at my in-laws for the weekend and it sooooo hot in the house. it was eighty three degres in the house yesterday and my mother in law was chewing out my father in law because he let the fire go out. grrrrr ill never understand why old people keep houses soooooooo hot.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on December 28, 2008, 11:01:54 AM
My step-father kept turning up the tempurature to 77.  It's fairly annoying, as he doesn't pay the bills and no one else in the house wants it that warm.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on December 31, 2008, 05:35:22 PM
*screams*  Snow. Is that all I have to say? I mean come on. Snow storm on New Years Eve, really? Thats just not cool.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on December 31, 2008, 09:16:17 PM
My ears have been ringing (specifically, I hear a constant high-pitched whine) for the last two weeks. I went to the doctor last week on Monday and got some azithromycin, which cured my sore throat but did nothing for my ears. I went to the doctor today again and they didn't see any sign of infection, so they gave me a referral to an audiologist. For January 22nd. Argh.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on December 31, 2008, 11:04:33 PM
Wow Ook that stink. Sorry to hear about it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on January 01, 2009, 01:36:09 AM
I woke up around 4 this morning, unable to get back to sleep...And then I threw up....And still had to go into work today. It sucked. Bad. I haven't eaten anything in almost 24 hours. I'm so hungry, yet I'm afraid to eat for obvious reasons.... >:(

And as for the snow....Ours melted. Makes me sad, because I wasn't able to finish my snow fort (which you can now build, Monsta....assuming you're not too indisposed tomorrow ;D)

And I'm really cold. I wish my house was at 80 some degrees, cuz I am freezing right now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on January 01, 2009, 06:17:12 AM
We lost our snow after Christmas, too, but I was glad.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 04, 2009, 07:49:54 PM
When we got our first major compositions back in seventh grade English the average grade was a C  :D
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on January 05, 2009, 08:16:11 PM
Ok, major holidays are over, it is time for spring. 
The house down the block caught fire yesterday from the electric radiant ceiling heat.  My husband was the first one to see it.  Thankfully the people were gone.  They only turn on the ceiling heat when they leave so the pipes don't freeze.
We have this kind too, but we don't use it. We have a wood-burning stove and space heaters. Now my husband is extremely paranoid and the house is cold!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 05, 2009, 10:40:13 PM
readerMom, is your picture of Arizona?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on January 06, 2009, 12:49:14 AM
Moab, UT actually.  I think the picture is of Fisher Towers, but I live about 10 miles from Arches National park, so there is lots of pretty scenery around here.  I know I shouldn't be complaining about the cold, but single digits here is unusual and it has been in the low teens or less for several weeks now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 06, 2009, 01:01:26 AM
Oh. My mistake.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on January 06, 2009, 01:29:33 AM
Bare rocks, desert, not much difference.  We don't have as many cacti here, the rocks are a little redder.  Less water than even Phoenix. More than Las Vegas.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 06, 2009, 01:59:42 AM
Haha, I guess so.
Actually, though, there are some amazingly red rocks in Arizona (particularly Sedona). The strata in the mountains are simply amazing.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on January 16, 2009, 12:09:28 AM
(The Lost One's Wife)

I am 21 weeks pregnant with number 4 and with a belly to show for it. I am also holding my 16 month old son. I live across the street from my oldest son's Elemantery School. I have a two car driveway, which many people try to park in front of or in, at the end of the school day.

So keep all this in mind when I tell my story.

 I walked out of my house to go pick up my son. A person parked in front of half of my driveway. They were getting out of there car as I was passing by so I asked nicey "Can you move your car please?" She looked at my and walked away. So I said loudly "You need to move your car now. It is in front of my driveway." She said "I am picking up my daughter." and walked away. I followed saying many things like you are rude, it is against the law and so now. She turned around got about 2 or so inches from my face and said "It is none of my busniess were she parks and everyone else parks there."  I said "All my friends park in my driveway and if anyone parks in front of it I tell them to move." She then said some bad words to me.(She is also about 7 to 8 inches taller and about 40 more pounds then me and she was mad.) So I guy hearing this argument said "The pregnant lady is right(me) and you should move your car." She backed away and told him in so many words to shut up and she walked away. The guy and I talked about how rude and wrong she was. But even after all of my fighting for my driveway she never moved her car until she got her daughter. At least she didnt hit me.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on January 16, 2009, 01:32:49 AM
Man, that sucks. Some people really irritate me. It sounds like she would be one of those. I think you handled it better than I would've though.....She would've been furious if it had been me. I would've called the cops and let them deal with it, and she probably would've ended up with a ticket....And I would've been grinning like crazy, not saying anything, but watching it all....

And for grumpy-bear-ness.....I have 30 dollars in my bank account, because I had to pay 500 bucks this morning. This isn't so much a bad thing, since I was paying a deposit for a tour I'm going on in May to England, Ireland, Wales, and France, but it still sucks that it's drained my account...And now I have to build it back up, only to have it drained again in a couple weeks.....
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 16, 2009, 05:25:11 PM
The Lost One's Wife Wow. Sometimes the rudeness of others just amazes me. Have you ever heard the quote, "Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries"?  Sometimes when people are so incredibly rude (like in your story), I think that the same thing goes for rudeness.

("Rudeness, having no geography, knows no boundaries.")
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 16, 2009, 06:15:32 PM
I've parked my car a couple times where I shouldn't have when I was rushing to get something or someone, but if anyone ever complained I would move it right away and feel sheepish. It's not like convenient parking is a divine right.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 16, 2009, 07:53:09 PM
And what happened to consciences?? Don't people feel guilty nowadays??
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on January 16, 2009, 08:07:40 PM
I have also parked my car in the improper place a couple of times. I do however try to never block anyone in (especially at their own driveway). Yes it may take an extra couple of mins to find parking but I have found out that it is better than a ticket or being towed. Being towed is the worst. Its happened to me twice in the past 6 months so I try to obey all parking laws these days. Its hard when you go into the city though.

I also think you handled the situation very well. God forbid if that happened to the mother of my daughter when she was pregnant. I don't know what I would have done. I'm sorry to hear about the parking being so crazy. Maybe you can petition the town to post "No Parking" signs at the end of your driveway or maybe "Resident Parking Only". That way you have the ability to reference the signs if this comes up again.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: darxbane on January 16, 2009, 08:44:34 PM
That would be so hard to not avenge.  I would rationalize it as a lesson in humility for the offender.  It's amazing how quickly a valve stem can be pulled from a tire.  A pair of pliers and a quick twist.  If that's too drastic, you should have tried to back your car up in a way that would make it impossible for her to move her car.  You can tell her your kids need to play in the driveway, and you will move your car when they are done.  Sometimes people need to experience their crime in order to understand it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 16, 2009, 09:07:24 PM
Darxbane that's a little maliciousI mean, if everybody responded to a wrong with another wrong, where would the world be? It would be a stream of neverending wrongs.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on January 16, 2009, 10:49:23 PM
I happen to agree with darx here. I think that sometimes and I do mean "sometimes" people need to be shown what they are doing by having the same thing done to them.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 16, 2009, 11:19:02 PM
OK, yes, but you have to be careful not to do stuff like that with regularityfor all you know, that woman just got laid off, her husband just left her, her kid was diagnosed with diabetes, she had put everything she had with Madoff, her bank just claimed her house, and her teenage daughter just got pregnant. Sometimes you gotta give people a little bit of a break.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on January 17, 2009, 12:28:44 AM
(Still, she was terribly rude.)

I'm frustrated because I'm trying to buy a car, and I've found two cars that I like and I can't decide between them, and it's driving me mad.

One is a Subaru Impreza (manual trans.), and the other is a Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD.  The first has a reputation for reliability (and is also a newer car), but the latter is a much nicer (luxurious) car (and not a manual.  I can drive manual, but I prefer automatic).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CthulhuKefka on January 17, 2009, 12:45:17 AM
I'm grumpy because my boss is, for lack of a better word, an idiot.

Instead of asking the people who have seniority if they want more hours/shifts, she goes ahead and hires 15 new people. Well, obviously those people need a place to work, so a few of us who actually have worked there for a little while lost our shifts.

 >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on January 17, 2009, 03:21:55 AM
I like Darx's idea....The results could get interesting....And yes, I am evil.

Anyway. Grumpiness. Due to car troubles, I was stuck at work today with no car. Toward the end of my shift, I was suffering from a fairly bad stomach ache, my back was incredibly sore, I was sick of standing up, and I really just wanted to go home. Well, I had to wait for over half an hour for my mom to drive five minutes to come pick me up from work....

And I didn't get paid today. Apparently the checks couldn't get printed or something.

And a mouse died in the walls of my house and it stinks like none-other. Seriously. It reeks. The only good thing is that it's my sisters's room and not mine that stinks so bad...Unfortunately, I have to walk by it to get to my room. Sad, that.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 17, 2009, 04:46:52 AM
I have been stuck at home with an over 100.8 fever all day. The reason I don't have a specific temperature is because my stupid thermometer goes at like .5 miles per hour so we just stopped so we weren't there all day. My throat hurts, my head hurts, my eyes hurt, my joints hurt, and I don't feel good. Obviously. And I missed the last Drama class today so that sucks 'cause Drama is the best and next week I have to do Art. Not that that isn't great and all, but nothing beats Drama. Nothing.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on January 22, 2009, 03:06:19 AM
I had an absolutely terrible day at work today. I work at a restaurant, and I was supposed to be off at 2, but a lady I work with asked me to work til 5 because she wanted to take her whiny daughter home. Me being nice, said yes, no problem. And therefore I was the only one working between 2 and 5. Normally there's a person there until 3, but I think the manager sent her home at 1.....

Anyway. There was this HUGE pick-up order (110 dollars worth of sandwiches) for 3:15. And the guy comes in to pick it up at 2:20....I'm so not ready for him, but oh well. We were slow, so I tell him to come back at 2:45, and they'll all be done. Pretty much right after that, I got slammed.

I'd just made my food when all this happened as well. I didn't get back to it for 45 minutes, and by then it was cold and needed to be thrown away....So I haven't eaten since 10:30 this morning.

On top of all this, I burned my arm on a pan, and I got no tips. Not even from the huge order....It sucked. Bad.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on January 22, 2009, 10:54:13 PM
I must say, I'm glad I only worked as a waitress for a short time.  It sucked.
Speaking of suckage, why do you only throw up at might? especially little kids.  It seems all the little digestive bugs really go to town after you go to bed.  I hate getting up in the night for vomit.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on January 22, 2009, 10:55:11 PM
That would be at night, not might.  I'm the one sick this time and I can't type properly.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Comfortable Madness on January 22, 2009, 11:35:35 PM
Good point. I believe the reason is because your body temperature naturally rises in the evening thus increasing the degree of your sickness.


Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on January 22, 2009, 11:40:11 PM
Oh, I've thrown up in the day-time plenty. But you are right that it generally hits first at night. I don't know why. I'm sure there's some medical explanation for it, but....there's a reason I'm an English major. Biology is far from my forte. In fact, it happens to be the one subject I hate with a passion....but we don't need to get into that.....Comfortable Madness's idea sounds good to me, though.

Anyway. I was afraid to go into work today. I had to force myself to, because of how much I loathed yesterday...within 5 minutes, my manager was on my case about something. It doesn't even matter what it was. The point is, I wasn't doing anything wrong, he was just being anal because that's simply how he is....And then we got super busy and I looked back and he's making the sandwiches and he's got a ton of tickets piling up, but I knew if I went over to help him, he'd tick me off again. So I looked over at another person who looked like she'd need plenty of help before too long, and so I helped her out....for about the next hour and half. Best decision I made today, by far. I'm in such a better mood now than I was 24 hours ago....
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 24, 2009, 10:13:56 PM
Same in the morning, too, I believe.

And readerMom, just so you know, to avoid double posting you can use the 'Modify' buttonJade's gotten pretty mad at me for doin' that before.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on January 25, 2009, 01:08:16 AM
We went to the emergency room at midnight and drove home a bit after 7 a.m. Not a pleasant night. (Everyone's mostly OK now, but Elizabeth got her immunizations this week and is not a happy camper.)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 25, 2009, 05:54:25 AM
My brother has been to ER rooms in (I think) three or four cities so farhe's 15he has broken/sprained/otherwise hurt the same ankle 3 timesonce broke his knee playing football on a beach; he landed on a rockso he was on crutcheshe tried to go down the stairs on crutcheshe fellbroke both bones in his left arm and had to go in a wheelchair 'cause he couldn't walk and he couldn't crutch*. Those are just one or two of his extremely numberous injuries.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: darxbane on January 28, 2009, 10:55:59 PM
Would it help if you stopped pushing him?  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 28, 2009, 11:01:40 PM
 :DHeehee maybe. :P Or maybe just keep him away from all declines, inclines, sharp objects, hard objects, rolling-ground areas, hills, mountains, stairs, beaches, basketball courts, soccer fields, bathrooms, stairwells and kitchens.  8)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on January 28, 2009, 11:23:22 PM
Well...That's pretty much everything. Maybe you should keep him locked in his room. Wait. Beds are generally a couple feet off the ground....Darn. That's a hazard right there, too...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 28, 2009, 11:29:49 PM
Heehee and windows are dangerous, too! And lights!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Lost One on January 29, 2009, 04:59:52 AM
Just make him a Bubble Boy!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on January 30, 2009, 12:38:47 AM
HAHA!!!!! Good one!!!

No writing is coming out of me. I'm dry as the Sahara. And it SUCKS. I haven't written anything good in WEEKS. My pages are as blank as a new sheet of paper. (I'm in a metaphoric mood today, you know?)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: 42 on February 04, 2009, 03:50:41 AM
My pet ferret has a tumor on her kidney that is malignant and has infect both her kidneys and her liver. She only has a couple of weeks left to live at most.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Necroben on February 04, 2009, 06:54:45 AM
That's horrible! :o
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Nessa on February 04, 2009, 08:17:51 PM
My pet ferret has a tumor on her kidney that is malignant and has infect both her kidneys and her liver. She only has a couple of weeks left to live at most.

That's too bad. I hope you pamper him in the meantime.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on February 05, 2009, 09:13:21 PM
I will miss your ferret. The jumping around was entertaining.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: kevinpii on February 05, 2009, 10:42:16 PM
Sorry to hear that, losing a pet is always tough. i remember losing my beagle, she was 13 years old when she died. we were hunting partners for a long time before she went. 

I have always wanted a pet ferret too. ever since i read the book zucchini when i was a kid. they always looked like fun.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on February 05, 2009, 11:15:54 PM
Just so everyone knows before you read this, this post is NOT about 42's ferret. Just sayin'. 8)

I was writing this really cool (to me :/) piece that I was really enjoying but then I realized I was completely changing the theme/basic-plotline of the storyAND I was in this really weird mood/zone and my writing was sounding really different (not in a bad way, justdifferent) and now I kind of lost the 'zone' and I don't know whether to continue it or it!!!  >:( :'( >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CthulhuKefka on March 07, 2009, 01:45:30 PM
My cat just died, she was 12.  :'(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 07, 2009, 05:50:22 PM
My condolencesrecquiescat in pace.

Is her name Charlie?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on March 07, 2009, 06:53:27 PM
I was happy because my neighbor's apricot tree is blooming, but now it is snowing, so I hope it doesn't freeze and kill all the blossoms.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CthulhuKefka on March 07, 2009, 07:46:55 PM
My condolencesrecquiescat in pace.

Is her name Charlie?

Thank you. Yes, her name was Charlie. She had a good long life, that's all that matters.

I was happy because my neighbor's apricot tree is blooming, but now it is snowing, so I hope it doesn't freeze and kill all the blossoms.

Snow is shifty like that.  ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 07, 2009, 07:57:10 PM
We all move on someday.

Quote
Snow is shifty like that.
Yeah, he's a pretty sneaky guy.  :o
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on March 14, 2009, 09:46:05 PM
This doesn't apply to today, but yesterday I was far from happy. The weather got suddenly warmer, which normally makes me happy, but...this time my allergies came back full-force and I was pretty miserable. It sucked. I hate allergies...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 14, 2009, 10:14:50 PM
As do we all.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on March 18, 2009, 03:49:24 AM
This is why none of you will be a) having your kids use antibacterial soap, and b) preventing your kids from getting all muddy and putting nasty things in their mouths!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 18, 2009, 04:09:10 AM
*raises hand* ummwhat if we don't have kids??
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on March 18, 2009, 04:38:56 AM
Well, if you never have kids in your life, then you won't have to worry about them getting allergies, will you?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on March 18, 2009, 07:34:46 AM
I never had any allergies, though. The stupid things started afflicting me last summer when the humidity in Rexburg hit. It was terrible!...I even refused to think that I had allergies. I told my dad what my symptoms were and he's like "that sounds like allergies" and I'm like "but...I don't HAVE allergies."...and then I took my sister's allergy medicine and lo and behold, the symptoms went away!....

I would love to know why allergies develop as people get older.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on March 19, 2009, 02:16:17 AM
I was fine until I moved to Portland, which is downwind of a LOT of grass seed farms.  Ever since, allergies every summer.  I thought living in the desert would help but I am dreadfully allergic to tamarisk, which lines the bank of the Colorado river and fills the air where I live. 
Should be better this year, we had two fires last year that cleared out quite a lot of the stuff.
Allergies this early in the year are awful.
Jade, I agree, no antibacterial soap in our house! And I can't keep my kids from putting yucky stuff in their mouths, they only come complain of the results afterward.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 19, 2009, 02:25:31 AM
Waitwhat's wrong with antibacterial soap??  ???
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on March 19, 2009, 07:25:18 AM
There is a theory that trying to keep kids very clean means they are not exposed to enough microbes when young and this causes them to develop allergies to things they would have otherwise developed natural tolerances/immunities to.

I'm not sure that any reliable evidence has been shown for this using controlled studies, though.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 19, 2009, 03:37:16 PM
Ohhuh. *scratches head*

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on March 19, 2009, 07:12:08 PM
Urgh. Threw up today.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 19, 2009, 08:45:43 PM
It's raining. *looks out window* I hate rain.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: kevinpii on March 20, 2009, 04:16:51 PM
It's better than snow. It was snowing here yesterday, and today it was seven degres on my way in to work.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 20, 2009, 04:34:43 PM
I consider snow to be MUCH more pleasant and agreeable than rain. [for several reasons]:

1. It is fun to play in/with.
2. It isn't depressing.
3. It doesn't ruin your basement.
4. It doesn't flood cities and cause mass deaths.
5. It reflects the light, making the day LIGHTER instead of gloomy and depressing.
6. It makes great opportunities to write your name over and over again on your front lawn inermlemonade.
7. It provides ample opportunities for hot chocolate and marshmallows.
8. It tastes great.
9. It greatly boosts the chances of having a snow day.
10. Andit makes everything PERTY.

[Rough translation: rain sucks.]
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: kevinpii on March 20, 2009, 05:12:09 PM
I have to disagree with rain being worse. Although it can ruin a good day rain is not nearly as bad. for the following reasons.

1. Its cold.
2. It makes me have to shovel the driveway.
3. It makes me have to shovel the roof.
4. Its cold.
5. my car gets stuck in it.
6. I work on cars for a living, when it snows and sticks to cars it drips on me all day.
7. Its cold.
8. When it snows I have to go to work anyways.
9. It piles up at stop signs and I can't see through intersections.
10. I'm not sure if I mentioned this but its cold.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 20, 2009, 05:38:38 PM
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1. Its cold.
Make a fire. Wear a jacket. Turn on the heat. Use Little Hotties.
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2. It makes me have to shovel the driveway.
Rain makes me have to avoid puddles.
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3. It makes me have to shovel the roof.
Both #2 and #3 could be put under one problem: 'Snow makes me have to shovel stuff.' **NULLIFIED**
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4. Its cold.
Repeat. **NULLIFIED**
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5. my car gets stuck in it.
Move to California.
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6. I work on cars for a living, when it snows and sticks to cars it drips on me all day.
Yeah I don't really have a response for that.
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7. Its cold.
Repeat. **NULLIFIED**
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8. When it snows I have to go to work anyways.
Call in sick (pneumonia). Works every time.
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9. It piles up at stop signs and I can't see through intersections.
Honk your horn.
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10. I'm not sure if I mentioned this but its cold.
Yeah you definitely mentioned it. Therefore **NULLIFIED**

Muahahaha I NULLIFIED three of your arguments hahaha I win.  ;)

Whatever. It's a matter of preference.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: kevinpii on March 20, 2009, 05:43:36 PM
You are correct, it is a matter of preference. It just really bugs me when its 70 one day and three days later its 7. I'm just sick of winter. This summer you will hear me complaining because it raining and I can't ride my motorcycle to work. B.T.W.  I can't call in sick, I haven't had a sick day in seven years and don't plan on breaking my streak.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 20, 2009, 06:16:53 PM
Wow. That's a lot! Do you they give you a medal? Or at least a piece of dark chocolate??
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: kevinpii on March 20, 2009, 06:46:59 PM
I get nothing, just bragging rights thats all.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 20, 2009, 06:49:10 PM
I'd rather take the dark chocolate.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: kevinpii on March 20, 2009, 06:55:32 PM
I just like getting paid for the day that I would have missed had I stayed home sick.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 20, 2009, 07:21:47 PM
Sodo you use that day's pay to buy something? Likedark chocolate, maybe?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on March 20, 2009, 09:40:38 PM
Dark chocolate is icky. Milk chocolate is the only way to go....

I don't know why I'm posting here though. I'm not unhappy. In fact, I'm actually ecstatic, so I think I'll go run over to the Happy Things thread now...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 20, 2009, 11:46:04 PM
*Shaggy takes 165 million pounds of crushed dark chocolate and shoves it up little wilson's nose* Hahahasuck it.
Jk. I wouldn't really do that to you, little wil. Never in 165 million years. (That's actually the truth. I'd eat it instead.)

I LOVE milk chocolate, too, butDARK CHOCOLATE ROCKS!!!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Madjius on March 22, 2009, 10:24:48 PM
DARK COKKLATTE TASTS LIKE IT LOOKS AND SMELLS! urgk.

Now ChickenTAOmjeng! namn nam!
Oh and I am not reminded I forgot to take that [unintelligible drivel] out the oven, 4 hours laters.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: GreenMonsta on March 25, 2009, 01:03:42 AM
I know I'm late but I'm gonna jump on the whole snow rain thing anyway.

My "Opinion" is that over all snow is much worse than rain. Here is why I think so.

Now although snow is pretty right when you wake up and look outside and its pristine, that gets "nullified" the second I have to start doing manual labor just to go to work and do more labor.

Snow more often than not comes with our friend ice. Ice is not very nice because it creates danger everywhere. For people walking, for cars driving, for flat roofed homes, for road conditions, for water pipes. Ice just stinks.

Now although the argument that rain floods cities and causes deaths is valid to a degree. Snow is no friendlier. I mean, snow is cold. That pneumonia thing you mentioned kills people all the time, mainly the old and very young. Not very nice. Also the poor and homeless die from the snow every year.

Snow also creates conditions where flooding is worse. Have you ever seen a snow storm turn to rain? The snow on the ground doesn't melt right away. All it does is block all the drains causing roads to flood and become dangerous.

I will also be cursing the rain when the summer is here. I mean we all like it on a warm sunny day (or most normal people do) but I would much rather rain than snow anytime. Snow is cool for the first five minuets. After that Its nothing but a headache. I have also been a mechanic and I have experienced snow dripping on you all day. Have fun wearing a jacket while working on a car. You can but sometimes you cant and even if you can your constantly touching cold metal that just makes you cold. Second even if your shop is heated you have to open the bay doors sometime, and when you do it cold.

So I'm sorry to say here Shag but this is one of those things you will probably change your mind on when your old enough to drive and your out of school.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on March 25, 2009, 01:39:07 AM
I like rain.  It's one of the reasons I'd like to move to Western Washington, or the UK.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on March 25, 2009, 01:48:39 AM
After living in Las Vegas for 4 yrs and Moab for 3, rain feels like a miracle, every time.
Except for the weird week it rained 6 inches, that felt like a bizzare freak of nature (We average 8 inches a year).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 25, 2009, 04:13:35 PM
Probably. But as if nowscrew rain. Snow all the way.  ;D

Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on March 25, 2009, 04:40:10 PM
Rain is awesome. I lived in the Seattle area when I was younger and the rain there....awesome. Sometimes it wasn't just rain. It was a full-on storm. One time it knocked down a tree..Of course, that wasn't the rain. That was the lightning, but still. It was pretty cool.

Snow on the other hand. I loved snow when I was younger. I still love snow. But Monsta's right--ice sucks. Bad. I despise ice more than I can possibly put words to. I have bad luck with cars anyway, but you put ice in the equation and my luck drops infinitely.....(I say I have bad luck because my person has been hit and run over by cars a grand total of 3 times...Not fun...).

So yeah. If I could get snow without the ice, I'd take the snow. But alas, I live in Idaho, where snow and ice have an inseparable friendship...And no. I'm not moving to California, Shaggy. That's just not gonna happen....
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: SarahG on March 25, 2009, 05:07:37 PM
I love both rain and snow.  Rain, because I grew up in Africa where we had awesome tropical thunderstorms all the time - it's one of the things I miss most.  Snow, because I grew up in Africa and snow still seems like a novelty and a wonder to me, even when I have to shovel it.  I do wish we could do without the ice and cold temperatures, though.

I also love skies.  I have never seen an ugly sky.  Even the plain gray ones have their own strange sort of beauty.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 25, 2009, 05:43:56 PM
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And no. I'm not moving to California, Shaggy. That's just not gonna happen....
Darn. *thinks to self*: How did she know?? Yeah when I have to go to work and go to lunch and wear a suit and stuff I'm sure I'll like rain better, but I don't now, so snow still has my vote.

Ice is often the cause of enormous hilarity, though. (Unfortunately, sometimes the hilarity is very painful. (But not for me. Which is why it's funny.)  :P)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on March 25, 2009, 06:52:33 PM
It's spring break so I bought a new video game. (I haven't played one in ages all the way through like I used to.)  So for the last two days I have done almost nothing but play the game in order to get my desired class set. (Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.)

The class set I want:
Ninja - (have)
Summoner - (have)
Chocobo Knight - (have)
Scholar - (Waiting for the quest I need to appear.)
Seer - (Waiting for the quest I need to appear.)
Warrior Monk - (Waiting for the quest I need to appear.)

This has become a bit of a hassle because in order for some of them to be unlocked you have to have to have progressed to certain parts of the game.  The way I play games though is that I do EVERYTHING possible.  So it takes me FOREVER to get anywhere.  Also ninja took forever because you have to know 4 thief skills and to get the 2-4 I had to sell items at the bazaar to make the weapons that taught them available to buy.  Sadly getting a 4th one meant you had to be a certain ways into the game to get all the stuff, which was frustrating.

Anyway.  I have something like 35-40 hours logged into a game and still don't have the classes I want.  Guess that's what I get for wanting super prestigious classes.  They are worth it though once you have them mastered and know how to use them right.  Then you go back and get everyone the rights second action and support and passive and yeah. . . basically I rock at this game. (Well the last two of them.)  I really want to play against real people, cause I'm pretty sure I'd kick their trash.  But yeah.  ANYWAYZ. . .
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 25, 2009, 07:08:47 PM
Wow. Sounds like fun. How much does it cost?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on March 25, 2009, 07:10:48 PM
It's like $35 I think.  >>'  You might want to youtube it though.  It's one of those games you either love or hate.  So you should know what you are buying before you buy it. ha ha.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 25, 2009, 09:07:44 PM
OhI was just wondering. I wasn't actually considering buying it.  :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on March 26, 2009, 06:49:45 AM
I just found out that one of my favorite bands ever The Medic Droid has broken up.  I am literally crying!  I <3 Chris and Hecktor!  They can't break up the band. T-T
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Patriotic Kaz on March 26, 2009, 05:31:27 PM
I live in a place where our citizens call hell chilly....its called Dallas...

P.S. what is rain????
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on March 27, 2009, 11:38:38 PM
We had to put our dog down this morning. She's had cancer and we knew it would be soon, but still...It was really sad, especially since she didn't even have the energy to stand up this morning. She'd collapsed on the ground, shaking....It's an image I can't get out of my head and it's rather depressing.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on March 28, 2009, 06:25:27 AM
Oh I'm sorry hon!
-huggles-
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Patriotic Kaz on March 28, 2009, 09:27:25 PM
that blows...i add my name to the list of people offering you my condolences hoping it does you some good...my weimerainer went the same way due to pancreatic cancer my father no longer will have pets because of it. life goes on so try to smile
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Madjius on March 29, 2009, 09:36:17 AM
that blows...i add my name to the list of people offering you my condolences hoping it does you some good...my weimerainer went the same way due to pancreatic cancer my father no longer will have pets because of it. life goes on so try to smile
;D
You are a mircale of life.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on March 30, 2009, 12:02:40 AM
Some guy at work YELLED at me for packing his bags too lightly.  I said I was just separating the chemicals from the food.  He then continued to yell at me. :\
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 30, 2009, 12:03:52 AM
What do you do again?
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on March 30, 2009, 12:12:12 AM
I'm actually working at Wal-mart part time right now.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 30, 2009, 12:14:35 AM
Oh. You should have made a little scratch on the bar thing on his credit card so it doesn't work anymore.

What a jerk.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on March 30, 2009, 12:16:08 AM
Actually I put his bananas in with his frozen food.  So they'll be brown by tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 30, 2009, 12:18:37 AM
Muahahaha good one!!! *sends miyabi virtual high-five*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on March 30, 2009, 07:59:36 AM
Please, for the love of all that is blessed, PLEASE start using a spellchecker.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on March 30, 2009, 03:46:29 PM
*grumble grumble* snow storm *grumble grumble*
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on March 30, 2009, 04:34:37 PM
On that same vein, it was about 60 degrees here on Saturday. It was glorious. Yesterday, it was snowing. And it's supposed to snow for the next 3 days. Including today....Argh.

And thanks to everyone who offered their sympathies. That was...awesome.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Patriotic Kaz on March 30, 2009, 07:25:33 PM
yeah its in the freakin 50's in texas i'm not sure but i think its the coldest ever!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 30, 2009, 10:13:07 PM
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Please, for the love of all that is blessed, PLEASE start using a spellchecker.
Who was that at?

Huge rain/thunder/lightning-storm last nightscary.  :o
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Patriotic Kaz on March 31, 2009, 08:23:29 PM
Water fell from the sky...it scared me ****less even baseball sized ice fell it was freaky...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on March 31, 2009, 11:46:55 PM
*sighs and shakes head* you southern people.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on April 01, 2009, 03:00:22 AM
That was at Madjius, Shaggy.  He appears to have managed to get himself banned, however.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on April 01, 2009, 03:49:50 AM
My husband is gone for the next five days.  I'm too used to having a break in the evenings when he comes home and the children all mob him.  Oh well, I guess I'll appreciate it more when he is here next week, it's spring break for my kids. I hope the weather gets better or we may have fatalities by Easter ;)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Patriotic Kaz on April 01, 2009, 07:22:57 PM
I'm going to ruin easter by roasting the easter bunny on a spit in my front yard might as well boil the eggs and salt and pepper them too...yum :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: readerMom on April 01, 2009, 08:32:28 PM
When I was in college we would save the Peeps then burn them in creative ways on the 4th of July.  Army men burn really well if you pour rubber cement on them.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: kevinpii on April 01, 2009, 09:15:38 PM
Its April, and its snowing. I usually like to have my motorcycle on the road by now but it looks like it will be a couple more weeks.  >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on April 01, 2009, 09:40:56 PM
When I was in third grade we roasted Peeps in the microwave and watched them explode and become all gooey.  :P
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on April 02, 2009, 12:11:05 AM
Its April, and its snowing. I usually like to have my motorcycle on the road by now but it looks like it will be a couple more weeks. >:(

Heh. Last year, it was snowing in June. It sucked. Bad....Of course, that's Rexburg, Idaho for you, so...yeah.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on April 02, 2009, 12:27:20 AM
Its April, and its snowing. I usually like to have my motorcycle on the road by now but it looks like it will be a couple more weeks. >:(

Heh. Last year, it was snowing in June. It sucked. Bad....Of course, that's Rexburg, Idaho for you, so...yeah.
I was literally JUST telling someone about that yesterday.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on April 02, 2009, 03:57:49 PM
I was literally JUST telling someone about that yesterday.

The worst part about it was that it got super humid like 2 weeks later....It was terrible. Stupid humidity gave me allergies (and I know it didn't really, but I blame it on it anyway.... :P).
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Patriotic Kaz on April 02, 2009, 04:42:30 PM
Don't complain to me about alergies or humidity i'm a dallasite the only place worst for the heat is houston and geez it doesn't even drop at night there...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on April 03, 2009, 12:23:23 AM
Oh, I know perfectly well there are places more humid....I was just surprised that it reached 30% humidity in a place that generally only has 15%...It was not fun. At all. I was sweating like crazy at 11 in the morning. And I don't normally sweat....
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: kevinpii on April 03, 2009, 05:32:39 PM
My paycheck was short like thirty hours, and the payroll lady is gone for a week. GRRRRR >:(
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on April 03, 2009, 11:15:35 PM
I had a similar problem. I got re-hired in my job, and I make minimum wage. When I worked there before, the minimum wage was 5.15 an hour (this is for Idaho). Now it's up to 6.55...Well, my boss forgot to change it for me. So since December, I've been making 5.15 an hour....It sucked.

The only good thing is that I figured it out and my boss fixed it...And so I got all that money I should've already had on this last paycheck. Pretty much doubled it. It was awesome.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on April 03, 2009, 11:35:39 PM
It's raining again. And as we discussed before ( :P ), I hate rain.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on April 03, 2009, 11:41:40 PM
Oh, speaking of rain, it rained a ton yesterday. It also hailed. And I very nearly got plastered with the hail. It was cool....I was just leaving work, and walking across the parking lot to my car when I heard the hail start to come down. I'm like "What's that?" and then I saw it coming toward me, smacking the ground. I'm like "Oh, shoot!" And I started to run...It was funny. Kind of...It was also somewhat painful, but...yeah.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 06, 2009, 05:38:47 AM
Lizbeth fell on a dresser drawer knob and cut open her eyebrow, requiring 5 stitches at 9:00 at night not in reach of an insurance-covered facility.

She slept a lot that night and the stitches aren't bothering her at all since then though, so that's good.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on April 07, 2009, 11:56:07 PM
Who's Lizbeth again?  ???
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 08, 2009, 05:21:44 AM
My 14-month-old daughter.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: CthulhuKefka on April 08, 2009, 08:28:24 AM
So this past Monday I had to make my way to the local district courthouse to serve jury duty. Let's just say it was a disaster.  >:(

The case was involving Eminent Domain (for those that don't know what that is, it is where the government can step in and take privately owned land for its own use), and I am quite against this practice for many ideological reasons. Not only that, but according to the judge, the trial would last five to seven business days (yuck). Now there was this whole process of weeding out jurors for various reasons and when it came time for me to protest my reasons, the judge didn't believe me! Apparently no one in my state can be against something  :P.

So I was sent back to the lady who did our "jury indoctrination" for "rescheduling" of my jury duty. I'm not sure how it is in other states, but MA has a policy where, regardless of whether or not you actually get seated for a jury, your obligation is fulfilled for three years.

Since the judge didn't believe me, I have to be ready for another summons in one years time, instead of three. Yeah, it's not too bad, but it still made me grumpy.  :( 
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Renoard on April 08, 2009, 03:17:18 PM
You should have been critical of the government and included vague impersonal pronouns a lot.  Did cite religious works for your reasons.  That's how you get bumped from a jury. :)
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Patriotic Kaz on April 08, 2009, 04:46:56 PM
Acctually if you sound uneducated you WILL be picked for a jury...those with masters and higher won't be so kids go to school!!! And its one year unless your picked in TX then it becomes 3. Family is full of lawyers and they say its harder to influence the educated for both sides so there you have it.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on April 08, 2009, 05:57:32 PM
That's not necessarily true. Sometimes having an education will get you picked for a jury. It just depends on the trial. For example, my brother was telling me about a trial he watched (he interned at the public defender's office), and there was a lawyer serving on the jury....I can't remember what the trial was, though. And I got seated in January, and the main reason was because I took some criminal justice classes a couple years ago and knew some of the law jargon...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: SarahG on April 08, 2009, 06:02:43 PM
Rumor has it that here in Kansas, one of the Supreme Court justices actually got seated on a jury.  (I'm not sure why, since if that case got appealed, she'd have to recuse herself.)  But I sure would hate to be one of the lawyers arguing that case - or, for that matter, the presiding judge.  I'd definitely want to brush up on the rules of evidence ahead of time.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Patriotic Kaz on April 08, 2009, 06:36:33 PM
I never said a bachelors won't get you not picked...and even those with higher education are picked if everyone else is by far not qualified my teacher has a masters and she was on a quad homicide case in February
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: SarahG on April 08, 2009, 06:43:34 PM
I think we all agree with your basic point, that lack of education makes you more likely to be chosen.  The thing that makes the lawyer and the judge stories memorable is the fact that they are exceptions to the rule.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on April 10, 2009, 01:28:47 AM
So, here I was making a birthday dinner for Ari, and I managed to slice through one of my fingers with the cleaver.  Went right through the fingernail.  Fortunately, the wound was fairly superficial (didn't hit bone or cut anything off), so I'm hoping it'll heal alright by itself.  Sure is annoying having this break in my fingernail now, though.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Renoard on April 10, 2009, 01:44:27 AM
Uh. Ouch!


Kosher Passakh!? ...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on April 10, 2009, 02:13:29 AM
Happy Birthday, Ari!!!
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on April 10, 2009, 06:01:29 PM
I somehow ended up really far behind in school. o.O  I'm not exactly sure how this happened.  :-\
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on April 10, 2009, 06:23:05 PM
Things like that usually sneak up on you without notice.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on April 10, 2009, 06:28:03 PM
I actually think it's because I've been so blah about whether or not I want to go along with this major that I've completely disregarded class. I'm a dumb kid and I need to fix that and grow up.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on April 10, 2009, 06:30:31 PM
Well at least you had a semi-good reason for it...I tend to get behind just by simply slacking off. And I actually like my major, I just sometimes don't really care to do the homework. It's bad. I'm a very bad student...
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: The Jade Knight on April 11, 2009, 02:39:44 AM
I used to be a lot like Wilson.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Shaggy on April 11, 2009, 03:17:09 AM
And now
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: little wilson on April 14, 2009, 05:24:57 AM
I went to the doctor today. He told me I have bronchitis. So now, when I really should be preparing to leave the country in two weeks, I will be completely drugged up.
Title: Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
Post by: Miyabi on April 14, 2009, 05:30:11 AM
Ouch, that sucks.

I just found out that my favorite show's first season is already over and there won't be a new episode until next season . . . like 9 months from now. D:
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Post by: The Jade Knight on April 14, 2009, 09:25:05 AM
Trip to Cherry Blossom Festival/San Fran got cancelled because 2 separate things came up in people's lives.
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Post by: Miyabi on April 14, 2009, 07:24:56 PM
At least you are close to one.  There isn't anything anywhere close to here that I've heard of.
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Post by: little wilson on April 14, 2009, 07:45:25 PM
Yeah, there's not much in the Rexburg/Idaho Falls area I've noticed...It kind of sucks. It's the main reason why I dislike Rexburg. Of course, it's not like I'd be able to do a whole lot now as it is....stupid bronchitis.
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Post by: Patriotic Kaz on April 14, 2009, 07:48:31 PM
one of the few types of illness i catch i hate that purple inhaler too... well when i catch something atleast i know im home free for approximately 1 to 1.5 years...
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Post by: SarahG on April 14, 2009, 08:10:02 PM
I went to the doctor today. He told me I have bronchitis. So now, when I really should be preparing to leave the country in two weeks, I will be completely drugged up.

Look on the bright side, you could have been diagnosed with bronchitis two weeks from now, just before your trip.  As it is, you have a chance to recover first.  (Which I hope you do, soon!)
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Post by: little wilson on April 15, 2009, 06:01:04 AM
That is a VERY good point. I'm not even sure if security would've let me take the antibiotics I've got with me, so...yeah.

Of course, I'm also not entirely sure the antibiotics will even work, since apparently they can't help with viral infections. And 90% of cases of acute bronchitis is viral...And I think that's what mine is...stupid brothers catching viral infections and bringing them home. ::)

But, I could be wrong. I mean, I am breathing easier. A bit. Although, I do have a serious case of congestion and I really don't think I can mix cold medication with the Cephalexin...But I shouldn't complain.
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Post by: Renoard on April 15, 2009, 08:42:34 PM
When you can't take cold medicine, drink green tea (oolong) or chamomile with a half tsp of ginger and a teaspoon of honey.  You'll be surprised.
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Post by: readerMom on April 15, 2009, 09:06:29 PM
We take garlic (gel cap form) in massive amounts.  It seems to help shorten the duration of a cold, and keeps everyone away so you can't spread any germs ;D
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Post by: Renoard on April 15, 2009, 09:40:47 PM
I usually get my garlic dose from massive amounts of Szechuan, hot-and-sour soup.  It's chicken soup on steroids and clears my sinuses and any rheum from my eyes.  20 oz of a good HS soup and I'm ready to forget I have an infection. :)
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Post by: Shaggy on April 15, 2009, 11:49:06 PM
I LOVE soup when it's cold or I am sick!!!!
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Post by: benvolio3 on April 15, 2009, 11:52:43 PM
I'm not sure if that line through the "LOVE" is your way saying not love or what....

but I like to have soup every once in a while.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 16, 2009, 12:03:39 AM
Nahh, it was just to make it catch your eye. Even more. If that's possible.  :P

I LOVE SOUP!!!!
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Post by: The Lost One on April 16, 2009, 04:25:36 AM
Happy Tax Day everyone!
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 16, 2009, 04:46:37 AM
I finally did our taxes last weekwe couldn't do them before because I have a trust that always waits until the last minute before they mail out the paperwork. Which also requires me to file nonresident Illinois taxes. Argh. The Illinois taxes are pretty easy though so next year instead of paying for the illinois addin I'm going to just do it myself mostly copying from this year's forms.
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Post by: ryos on April 16, 2009, 04:51:20 AM
I would be so lost on tax day without TurboTax. Their business thrives on my dependence, but I don't care because it makes my life easier.
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Post by: The Lost One on April 16, 2009, 04:54:43 AM
I hate TurboTax.
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Post by: Peter Ahlstrom on April 16, 2009, 07:34:07 AM
I read a review that said TaxAct was just as good and way way cheaper. I'm considering next year.

I think TurboTax was very easy to use though, and relatively painless considering I was doing my income taxes. (Karen used to use the H&R Block tax program but it choked on my trust thing.)
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Post by: Miyabi on April 16, 2009, 09:56:29 AM
I always get mine done free.  Then again, that's what happens when you know a few tax professionals. ha ha.  My friend Harrison literally just did his today and got them sent at like 11:20 . . . I was like . . . seriously, wow!
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Post by: The Jade Knight on April 16, 2009, 11:02:29 AM
My father happens to be a CPA, so...
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Post by: SarahG on April 16, 2009, 07:47:35 PM
It was just this year that I realized what a large percentage of taxpayers hire professionals or buy software.  I've always done mine myself, by hand, even when I was self-employed - and this year, I also filed for my sister who lives overseas.  It's a pain but it's not impossible if you're willing to spend a few hours at it.  In fact, the most time-consuming part was collecting all the relevant financial records - which needs to be done in any case.  I'd recommend anyone with moderate intelligence and ability to follow directions trying it, if they want to save a little money.  You can get all the forms and instructions online, and the IRS also has helplines to call if you have questions.
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Post by: Bookstore Guy on April 16, 2009, 10:26:55 PM
My wife and I were supposed to close on our new house last month, but the builders slacked off a tad. If we are lucky, we will close tomorrow. However, we are going to be (nicely) kicked out of our current apartment to make room for the new renter on Saturday. So if we don't close tomorrow, we are boned. I guess I can't complain too much since we got our high quality tile basically for free, our $1500 fridge for $700, a $1200 crib/dresser set for $250, $8000 from the Feds, $6000 from the State of Utah, and $3000 from our lender.

Still, the prospect of not having our place done upsets me.

And I had to pay the Feds $400 on my taxes. Jerks.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 17, 2009, 12:05:55 AM
How'd you get all that money off??  ???
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Post by: Miyabi on April 17, 2009, 03:21:16 PM
So I totally hate windows!  This morning my laptop worked just fine. I turn it off come to class and when I try to turn it on I suddenly have no boot drive available .... Yay for reinstalling windows. [/sarcasm]
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Post by: Bookstore Guy on April 17, 2009, 03:46:24 PM
How'd you get all that money off?? ???

Right place, right time. Obama has done right by me for now.

On the bright side to all this, I got the key to the place yesterday. So, even thought I can't live there yet, I can move all our stuff in.

Looks like I will make my Saturday game of Twilight Imperium!
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Post by: Renoard on April 17, 2009, 11:16:59 PM
yeah windows hibernate can seriously tweak your system. XP and later have malware coded into the main system services (daemons and COM objects).  I hope they make ReactOS a viable system soon.
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Post by: ryos on April 18, 2009, 02:12:18 AM
Like UtbaIBG, I'm soon to be homeless...for three days. My current rental contract expires on the 24th, my new one begins on the 27th, and there's absolutely nothing I can do about this.

You know, with BYU controlling contracts for their approved housing, you'd think they could standardize things like contract lengths so they match up end to end.

I'll be fine...I have grandparents in the next town over that I can stay with for a few days. However, my stuff will have to be stashed in my car and at friends' apartments, and that's just annoying.
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Post by: Renoard on April 18, 2009, 02:20:13 AM
I so hated the between term garbage.  Every term left me with a strep infection from the stress of packing and finals happening simultaneously.
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Post by: The Jade Knight on April 18, 2009, 05:24:33 AM
Yes, was always rather irritating.  They're better if you're on campus, but not if you're off...

Miyabi, what system do you prefer to windows?  XP has worked fine for me...
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Post by: Miyabi on April 18, 2009, 10:56:16 AM
I L<3VE Linux.  Like you have NO IDEA how much I love it.  The only problems are driver support and that there aren't that many people developing really high quality software.  So I tend to be partial towards Macs.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 18, 2009, 10:21:56 PM
Too many things going on. And I have a cold. Which is awful, 'cause I have a three-and-a-half hour rehearsal tomorrow so my voice is gonna be like a frog's croak.

Ummwhen do we get a new thread?
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Post by: Renoard on April 19, 2009, 12:10:52 AM
Make one?
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Post by: Shaggy on April 19, 2009, 12:24:11 AM
What?

I was asking 'cause the Stupid Titles V/III (I don't really remember which one lol) got a new thread after only like 40/50 pages and this one is already at 67or something like that.
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Post by: The Jade Knight on April 19, 2009, 01:59:48 AM
Fine, fine, I'll make a new one.
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Post by: Shaggy on April 19, 2009, 02:32:14 AM
Thanks a lot!!! Could you link it, please?

[random: this is reply #1000. that's a lot.]
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Post by: Miyabi on April 19, 2009, 03:25:15 AM
Ha ha.

Work was lame.  I was there for 9 hours. UGH!
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Post by: The Jade Knight on April 19, 2009, 08:17:48 AM
http://www.timewastersguide.com/forum/index.php?topic=6647.0

Here's your new grumpy thread.  Locking this one.