Discussion in 'Whatever' started by patrickvaz, Apr 1, 2017.
No problem @Lixx let me know what you think!
New Year is off to a great start. Woke up to find out that my tablet bricked itself.
Being the idiot I am, I'm going to lose:
$50 of AUTH tokens because I never wrote down my wallet info
my Battle Cats save data
all of my cryptomarket alarms
some other stuff I probably can't remember
Oh and I'm also getting a sinus infection, which is nice.
If my first depression treatment goes badly on Thursday I'm probably legitimately going to cry
Snow delayed my neurologist and depression treatment until next week, and Samsung hasn't gotten back to me about my repair request for my paperweight... err tablet. I've had to do all my work off of my computer, which is frustrating since it means being cooped up alone on my desktop.
Also, my leopard gecko still hates me despite trying every "taming" method out there, and he bit me when I tried to pet him goodnight.
Sort of losing hope for 2018 already.
WTF, they are supposed to be incredibly sweet! How old is he? Was he wild caught? My little Louie (RIP) would watch/follow me around the room from his tank. I would hand feed him, he would sit and warm himself on my exes belly. I've never heard of such a thing. Sorry and good luck.
I had an African Fat-Tailed Gecko that hated being handled. He'd hiss and bite no matter what I did. I feel bad because I was definitely too young to properly care for it...sorry Maddie, I hope you can tame your gecko!
He was a rescue of sorts, one of the doofuses at Petsmart dropped a rock hide on him and he needed his back foot amputated. (And thankfully said doofus got fired.) He also lost the tips of his fingers on his front foot on the same side. He was up for free adoption after he recovered so I took him since he was so damn cute. I named him Mr. Stumpy. He hates my hand, just wants to GTFO all the time. Never settles down, and then occasionally chomps me. I'm hoping he'll eventually realize "okay, the hand doesn't hurt me," but I have a bad feeling that all the trauma he went through made him see hands as evil. He will occasionally snuggle in my pocket, but when I tried to gently scoop him out last time... chomp.
At least my guppies love me... okay, not really, they love food. But they get super excited when I come to the tank while Stumpy opens one eye and glares at me.
@hellointerloper I hate to bring up the possibility, but considering his accident, he may have suffered damage to his ability to see as well. If so that would make it hard for him to acclimate to things.
Stupid shit but: I'm visiting family and my little sister was getting pissed off at Super Mario Odyssey; I spent so long trying to calm her down that I missed an eBay auction that didn't go up at all before it ended. Would've been the lowest price on record for a pink marbled Nekomata, new in bag, and the seller messaged me saying they had the omake for another $40. If I'd bid, I would have had the whole set for a little under retail. Just fuck, lol.
Edit: reading this over, esp after the last few posts, it sounds like idiot garbage in comparison to the actual shit many are handling. Living that Fresh Meat life ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Fuck USPS for the umpteenth time! Package arrived and Elk Grove Village IL facility on 1/6/18. 1/7/18 and 1/8/18 USPS site says package was in transit to destination (here). Now as of today 1/9/18 package is finally departing Elk Grove?! WTF? So 1/7 and 1/8 were lies and it really wasn't in transit to here? Was it on a merry-go-round in the Elk Grove facility? Which is it USPS? I'm so sick of USPS being big babies any time there is a weather event anymore. That whole ice thing was so over-hyped. What happened to their motto: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Guess it doesn't cover fucking ice?
I would not be so mad but honestly every fucking time I pay extra for priority this happens. Ohhh delay go fuck yourself is basically what USPS is saying.... Combine that with UPS leaving a package in Compton, CA for a week with just this: 'Due to operating conditions your package will be delayed" Why? Was there a gang riot in the facility? Mudslide? Building on fire?
The delivery services are a crock of shit. Everything and anything delays your packages. Might as well choose media mail each time because it gets there in the same amount of time as priority.
Goddamn awful I usually have good things to say about USPS but they totally lose their shit at the end/beginning of the year, and whenever the weather gets just a little inclement. I shipped a box out to a guy in CA just before I left the country for Christmas, it sits in the post office for days and I think nothing of it because, of course, it's the end of the year, and then somehow they deliver it back to me in NYC. I triple-checked the address and have a photo to prove that I wrote it correctly on the label; they somehow managed to take a box addressed to CA and deliver it to an NY address. Idiots.
I bought a ton of textbooks from someone early last year and agreed to let them use media mail because it was going to save about 80 bucks on shipping. Waited a couple months for them to show up before I contacted the seller. She had the receipt so I know they were shipped quickly. A couple more months go by and the seller contacted me saying the post office was holding the two packages because they "failed inspection" and she was going to the post office to find out what happened. Apparently the media mail rule that the contents "don't include advertising" also means if you use fucking newspaper to wrap up the contents of a package instead of plain brown paper or bubble wrap they will confiscate your package and make you pay full price for the next viable shipping method just to get it returned to the sender. I told her to just forget it. The extortion money they wanted to give her back the books was far more than they were worth in the first place.
I've got a long overdue fuck you:
I'm not really looking for sympathy or anything, and this is certainly not a unique sentiment, but fuck cancer and our healthcare systems that make treating it a truly Kafkaesque endeavor. I don't even know what to say after all these years, but the thread @Lixx made about his treatment inspired me to get this out of my head.
In the past decade, and especially since summer, I have had what seems like a ton of people that I know diagnosed with various forms of cancer. My girlfriend's Mom was just told that she has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, which seems to be a very mild disease compared to many. My brother's best friend, a man who was like an uncle to me, just succumbed to liver cancer. My Mom developed breast cancer last year and seems to have been successfully treated at the moment. I have several coworkers, some of whom are no longer around, develop various forms of the disease. The hardest one to deal with, however, was losing my best friend Christopher when he was 33 to leukemia. That was in 2010.
I will add another FUCK YOU onto this pile of "fuck cancer."
A girl I went to college with just had her mother pass away from pancreatic cancer. She didn't even stand a chance... it was so aggressive that by the time she was diagnosed, it was already at Stage IV. It broke my heart because despite the fact we only occasionally comment on Facebook or Instagram, we lead really similar lives. She met her boyfriend the same year that I met mine, same college. They've both been together ever since, like us. They live where my boyfriend's dad lives.
I made sure to reach out and sent some flowers while she was in hospice. I just felt so damn awful.
Cancer is just such a fucking cruel disease. It just hits random people sometimes, for no reason at all. No fucking reason. I mean, sure, there are some people who get lung cancer from smoking, but plenty of cancers just pop up because... well, who the fuck knows. And that infuriates me, that some disease can just take people away like that. It's not fair. I know life isn't fair to begin with, but I think cancer honestly has life beat in that regard.
So fuck cancer.
And wishing you all the best, @Lixx .
Yeah. I think the fever-pitch is high enough without my 'fuck you, fuck yous' added to the pile, but in a subdued and sad kind of way: fuck cancer. One of my best friends in college was diagnosed with leukemia and has been through the goddamn meat-grinder that is the healthcare system in just about every way you can imagine, at the ripe old age of 20. Flights from NY to LA for treatments he can't get out here, his mother coming across the country just to make sure he's eating because he's wasted away so much, battling insurance companies here and college administrators there. You name it. It took my great-aunt a few years back, an aunt I was very close to last year, and my grandfather is fighting it (thankfully with atypical success).
Bottom line: I feel for you, @Purple Bat and @hellointerloper, and I hate this thing.
@noeleaser that friend sucks lol ^^^^
Adding to the fuck cancer sentiment- agree with everything everyone just said. I mean I have never in my life needed insurance or had any interaction with the healthcare system. I knew how it worked and people's frustrations with deductibles etc but never the sheer life or death futility of it all at times.
Cancer is truly a very scary disease. It uses your own body against itself and you can do everything right in life- limit your exposure to carcinogens, eat healthy, exercise but still end up with it. I would never say I lived like a monk but I took care of myself and bam- stage IV. Cancer is also that one disease where it's so insidious that treatment has to be especially harsh, you literally have to kill a part of yourself every treatment to try an get rid of it.
Good news is they are making progress with the disease. Cure rates are up. New treatments like viral immunotherapy are being tested. Problem is accessing good treatment or getting to these studies when all else has failed.
Was browsing eBay to get my fix of pretty toy pictures when I found a real gem...
Someone named "theartof_flipping" flipping a raffled MVH piece from 5 Points. His profile pic is a sticky note that says "I DONT CARE".
Sounds like a real great guy.
FUCK YOU AND FUCK YOUR SHAMELESS FLIPPING, AND I HOPE YOU FALL BACKWARDS ON SOME SOFUBI AND IT GETS RAMMED UP YOUR BUMHOLE. EXPLAIN THAT TO THE ER NURSES PLZ.
Edit: He flips Jordans too
Pretty sure you gave him the reaction he was looking for.
@hellointerloper I noticed him a while back, selling something I would've liked. I have a hunch that he might be one of Sam Dewitt's crew.
For the record, I don't think flipping Jordans is a problem.
@hellointerloper guess the action figure
Get your work buddies to convert that pool to crypto. Instant HODL!
Me neither, but it sure does paint that "HYPE TOYZ, KAIJOO, HOW MANY JORDANS" stereotype of the sofubi "collector".
(And yeah, my inner 90s kid slipped out with that "NOT" comment... I've been having weird past memory recall with my treatment.)
Had that same issue with someone stealing peoples lunches which was especially fucked because we have a couple guys with serious food allergies and a few vegans and one serious diabetic who has emergency food depending on his blood sugar level. So vending machine fodder wouldn't help them at all. Announcement to stop didn't work. Memo to knock it off didn't work. So I bought a dozen of these...
Unwrapped each one individually and put them in a plastic container next to a nice looking sandwich. Two days later I was sure the girl who left before lunch in an ambulance was the culprit.
Haha holy shit you are my hero. I had someone eat a donut off my desk the other day and was completely shocked by it. People really just don't know how to act. I was trying to think of something like this to get em with.
What what what? Another flipper? *Shocked face*
in case anyone wondered, it was Buzz Lightyear
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