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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on October 27, 2012, 09:21:31 PM
Oh, great Asmo, I am not evil enough to implement such a plan.  I am pathologically nice.   :-[

Just post her email address. We'll take care of the rest.   :D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on October 28, 2012, 01:46:34 AM
Yes! If one prayeth to His Grayness hard enough and provideth Him with the e-mail and some offerings of baby burgers and pottery wheels, then the evil deeds will surely magically do themselves. So sayeth The Book™.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 28, 2012, 01:43:47 AM
Thanks folks.  I feel much better.  She's declared a truce for the moment.  I'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 28, 2012, 02:16:14 AM
Apparently a former friend of mine has been making some nasty comments about me on a facebook page - bad enough to make folks who only know me tangentially unfriend her.  I've not read most of it yet, but I don't think I'm going to try to argue with her directly.  At this point, it would do no good.  I think I'm going to start by apologizing to the page for my personal drama cluttering up the place and remind my former friend that bringing up past actions of mine that she now sees as 'bad' is not addressing why my difference of opinion with her is worth this much drama.

I agree with everyone who said that you shouldn't get too caught up in it, at the end of the day people like that aren't worth the hassle, you could spend months trying to explain why the person pulling all kinds of rumours out of herass is wrong and is doing it for malicious or suspect reasons, but it's actually much easier for them to keep at it and spread lies behind your back than for you to find out about everything they're doing and start a tiresome and potentially endless campaign to correct them and expose it as slander.

True friends are worth it, and in the end they matter more.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 28, 2012, 02:46:18 AM
Eh, she'd already blown her credibility on that page with her own actions.  Besides, anyone I already know who has seen it knows the truth and there is nothing I can do about those who accept her version of the events.  At this point I'm more sad than angry.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on October 28, 2012, 01:48:41 PM
Thanks folks.  I feel much better.  She's declared a truce for the moment.  I'll see what happens.
Do not accept it. Truce is the best time for a massive counterattack.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on November 10, 2012, 06:46:09 AM
Grumble, mutter, cuss...I should be asleep.  However even after pain medication, my back still hurts.  This hotel bed is not helping - it is as comfortable as a piece of plywood.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on March 08, 2013, 10:51:54 AM
have 3-5 hours to make part of a costume and i just dont feel like sewing shit. meeeh
How the hell do you sew shit!
It comes and goes XD I just make stuff up for the most part.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on April 08, 2013, 06:28:01 PM
I'm going to quit reading articles that the Arthritis Foundation sends me.  I've just found out that people of all ages with RA have a greater chance of falling than people over the age of 65.  As if we didn't have enough to worry about.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on October 10, 2013, 03:23:30 AM
Nah... Threats with antiquated warrior societies will most likely fail. Getting someone arrested and tossed in a cell by the real law, THAT would send a message to most people.

Now that's payback, how long would Ali have to wait to get payback, the kid is 5 or 6 and guessing that the legal age for prison is 16 or 18 then that's 10 to 12 years Ali has to concoct her plan, Edmond Dantès would be impressed.
Yes. Cold vengeance on the rocks.  :D And as for cause... Well, if there is no real dirt, there is always fictional dirt easily achieved with some strategic planting of evidence.  :D

If hot vengeance is desired, however... Get the kid in foster care or some such. More collateral damage, but hey, it's quicker.  :D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on February 03, 2014, 10:04:36 AM
...
This is mainly why I haven't been posting much. I'm grumpy and down and keeping my mouth shut is hard but I do it so I don't come across as a cynical, judgmental jaded asshole.
Pfft. Why should you be any different from the rest of us?  :D

A lot of people here seem to be under the odd delusion that I'm the "nice one". I'm sure eventually they'll drop that idea and realize I can be as much of a cynical grump as the rest of everyone else. ;)
Ooh! Ooh! The Gray One will grumpily accept that challenge, should it be posed.  :D Been some time since any one tried to out-Asmo The Asmo.  :D

oO(Tank and those hearts in His Divine Eye Sockets...  >:( )

*mutter /*
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on February 03, 2014, 03:27:09 PM
...
This is mainly why I haven't been posting much. I'm grumpy and down and keeping my mouth shut is hard but I do it so I don't come across as a cynical, judgmental jaded asshole.
Pfft. Why should you be any different from the rest of us?  :D

A lot of people here seem to be under the odd delusion that I'm the "nice one". I'm sure eventually they'll drop that idea and realize I can be as much of a cynical grump as the rest of everyone else. ;)
Ooh! Ooh! The Gray One will grumpily accept that challenge, should it be posed.  :D Been some time since any one tried to out-Asmo The Asmo.  :D

oO(Tank and those hearts in His Divine Eye Sockets...  >:( )

*mutter /*
I've changed my avatar a couple of times since then. Has it not changed for you?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on February 03, 2014, 04:19:16 PM
Somebody at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles fucked up with the insurance company and now my license is suspended until further notice. I spent all morning on phone with them and they are just as rude and unhelpful as ever. I swear, if there is a hell, it's the BMV.
A few years ago, I had a similar experience with my MVD (Motor Vehicle Department). I switched insurance companies, and the one I switched from waited a whole month to actually cancel... when they finally did, they told the MVD that I was no longer covered, the MVD then suspended my registration due to no insurance coverage. I found out by getting pulled over and having my license plate taken. I was able to avoid the fines by bringing in all my insurance paper work to the judge on my court date, but I still had to pay a bit to get my license plate back and spend 8 hours at the only MVD that is open on Saturday. It's amazing how much work it takes to clear up someone's simple mistake.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Kody on February 03, 2014, 04:23:53 PM
Somebody at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles fucked up with the insurance company and now my license is suspended until further notice. I spent all morning on phone with them and they are just as rude and unhelpful as ever. I swear, if there is a hell, it's the BMV.
A few years ago, I had a similar experience with my MVD (Motor Vehicle Department). I switched insurance companies, and the one I switched from waited a whole month to actually cancel... when they finally did, they told the MVD that I was no longer covered, the MVD then suspended my registration due to no insurance coverage. I found out by getting pulled over and having my license plate taken. I was able to avoid the fines by bringing in all my insurance paper work to the judge on my court date, but I still had to pay a bit to get my license plate back and spend 8 hours at the only MVD that is open on Saturday. It's amazing how much work it takes to clear up someone's simple mistake.

A similar thing happened to me. I received a letter in the mail saying my registration was no longer valid after swapping insurance companies due to lack of insurance coverage. I sent in proof of insurance to the DMV via mail. A few weeks later they sent a letter saying my registration was valid and I could start driving my car again.

I didn't suffer as much as you and Bud, but apparently I was supposed to stop driving my insured car due to an insurance paperwork glitch. Glad I didn't get pulled over during the period it was getting cleared up.

It seems like this may not be a rare occurrence.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Ali on August 08, 2014, 04:11:56 PM
Fresh lemonade is da bomb, and if you haven't already try it with fresh mint, and if you need it a little sweeter try covering the rim of the glass with natural cane sugar. (We need a yummy smiley)

Dear Bruno,
Do you ever just lay on your couch and eat pizza rolls (not organic goat cheese and spinach whole wheat pizza rolls, like, Totino's).  Inquiring minds want to know.

Sincerely,
Drinking 64oz of Diet Coke for Breakfast in Denver
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on November 19, 2014, 01:19:39 AM
I just wish winter would come here already. I'm ready for it and I'm sick and tired of the gray autumn weather.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: NoHandlebarsAttached on December 14, 2014, 06:12:18 AM
I'm sitting here with strep throat, an ear infection, and pink eye, I'm contagious, and I have finals starting Monday.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 14, 2014, 10:16:41 AM
OMFSM! good luck, NHA.

I'm grumpy because the dog chewed up the map book in the car.  Not all of it, only the pages we use most. :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 14, 2014, 11:53:28 AM
I recommend GPS.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: NoHandlebarsAttached on December 14, 2014, 12:42:08 PM
I recommend GPS.
I second this.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 14, 2014, 01:07:58 PM
I recommend GPS.
I second this.

Thirded.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on December 14, 2014, 01:40:03 PM
I recommend GPS.
I second this.

Thirded.

Fourthed
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on December 14, 2014, 06:22:48 PM
I recommend GPS.
I second this.

Thirded.

Fourthed

As long as it's not Apple Maps, fifth'd
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 14, 2014, 06:32:45 PM
I don't have a car GPS, only a trekking one.   In this case we knew exactly where we were but needed to know the number of a certain road.  We knew the area well but I can't remember all the road-numbers.  In the end Mrs Git solved the problem by finding the slobbery ripped-out fragment which held the answer. :D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on December 14, 2014, 08:21:33 PM
I have a hangover. Totally deserved, but still sucks... :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on December 15, 2014, 01:57:59 AM
I have a hangover. Totally deserved, but still sucks... :(

I will have a hangover but, what do you expect when a guy hasn't had a drink in almost two years! Now, if I can only manage to not piss in the sink.....
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 15, 2014, 02:06:22 AM
I have a hangover. Totally deserved, but still sucks... :(

Was it worth it though? ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 15, 2014, 02:21:55 AM
Was it worth it though? ;)
Some people think it is. Personally, I don't get it. First, alcohol messes with the unfortunate drinker's balance, which, in my opinion, is a thoroughly unpleasant sensation. Then, if the unfortunate drinker is The Asmo, it worsens His depressions and on top of that, the head aches after. What do people see in booze?!  ???
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on December 15, 2014, 02:27:47 AM
Was it worth it though? ;)
Some people think it is. Personally, I don't get it. First, alcohol messes with the unfortunate drinker's balance, which, in my opinion, is a thoroughly unpleasant sensation. Then, if the unfortunate drinker is The Asmo, it worsens His depressions and on top of that, the head aches after. What do people see in booze?!  ???

It makes you feel good, if only for a little while. I do sometimes encounter the balance issue but have learned to let go and enjoy the sensation. Not worrying you'll have to run out and do something is helpful in that regard.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 15, 2014, 02:40:09 AM
Was it worth it though? ;)
Some people think it is. Personally, I don't get it. First, alcohol messes with the unfortunate drinker's balance, which, in my opinion, is a thoroughly unpleasant sensation. Then, if the unfortunate drinker is The Asmo, it worsens His depressions and on top of that, the head aches after. What do people see in booze?!  ???

Me neither. I don't consider myself to even be a social drinker (only sometimes at parties). The faltering balance issue and posterior depression can be an off putter. Add to that that a person might do or say something they'll later regret and I'd rather stick with soda, thank you very much. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 15, 2014, 03:37:23 AM
Very sensible. I consider myself a non-drinker, even though I can have an occasional drink in the right company and for the right reasons, but I tend to see drinking as a chore, so if anything, it spoils the pleasantness of the occasion. Drunk people, they spoil it too. At least when they start having problems with speech or have their personalities turned over by alcohol.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on December 15, 2014, 05:49:10 AM
Very sensible. I consider myself a non-drinker, even though I can have an occasional drink in the right company and for the right reasons, but I tend to see drinking as a chore, so if anything, it spoils the pleasantness of the occasion. Drunk people, they spoil it too. At least when they start having problems with speech or have their personalities turned over by alcohol.
I think some drunks make the parties more enjoyable, especially when they start having problems with speech, and have their personalities turned over by alcohol.   
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on December 15, 2014, 06:01:38 AM
Very sensible. I consider myself a non-drinker, even though I can have an occasional drink in the right company and for the right reasons, but I tend to see drinking as a chore, so if anything, it spoils the pleasantness of the occasion. Drunk people, they spoil it too. At least when they start having problems with speech or have their personalities turned over by alcohol.
I think some drunks make the parties more enjoyable, especially when they start having problems with speech, and have their personalities turned over by alcohol.   

Oh I agree. Though if you insist on maintaining your sobriety then they are awful to be around, i'd probably prefer to have my ear talked off by a cokehead rather than talk to a pisshead when sober, unless that persons personality is far more enjoyable than their sober self.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on December 16, 2014, 07:03:42 AM
Booze works in mysterious ways, some drunks are mean and combative, some are happy as a pig in a mud hole, some become quiet and reclusive while others become insufferable loud mouths.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 16, 2014, 08:37:40 AM
Booze has a funny effect on my younger daughter. She goes through a grumpy phase before entering a happy phase! So she doesn't drink at a restaurant but she will at a party.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Eric V Arachnid on December 16, 2014, 12:00:39 PM
I looked around for feathers to signify the death of my young tawny frogmouth friend and didn't find any.
I foolishly took comfort in that but my wife pointed out some feathers behind wheely bin 3 (organic matter not recyclables or general rubbish).
I suspect minion involvement, I should never have posted here.
Still there are many more out there and they will continue to fight the good fight.

(http://australianmuseum.net.au/Uploads/Images/12346/tawny%20frogmouth%20with%20prey_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on December 16, 2014, 05:48:53 PM
It's also possible he flew off.  Many fledglings leave the nest early and do just fine.

I'm grumpy because my cramping seems to be getting worse.  The pain level always varies, but I've been getting more nauseated and nearly threw up this time.  Plus the whole passing out in a cold sweat thing is really unnerving.  I'm still getting jerked around by health insurance, so I can't do anything about it. 

Even when I can see a proper doctor, most likely he'll brush me off and tell me to go in the pill (which doesn't work for me) so I'm worried about getting a proper job when I may or may not hit the ground puking for two hours every 6 weeks.  I want to have bloodwork and an ultrasound while it's happening, but it only happens for 2 hours so I'd never make it through triage in time to catch anything.

This was the only time I had to go biking this week, too.  I'm always shakey after and I'm afraid I'll hurt myself if I try. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 16, 2014, 07:19:37 PM
Poor old PC, that sounds horrible.  You know what Dr Git prescribes for such ailments. ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on December 16, 2014, 07:57:40 PM
If whisky and lemon weren't one of the worst possible things I could imagine puking, I'd be all there.

Half a glass of red wine helps.  But I don't really drink much wine and I never know what to do with the rest of the bottle.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 16, 2014, 08:23:20 PM
That sucks PC. I also get bad cramps bad enough to make me want to curl up into a ball, cold sweats and low blood pressure every time. You should probably get ultrasound and bloodwork done even when it isn't happening, could be that you detect something. Antispasmodics such as Buscopan (butylbromide scopolamine) really work for me, have you tried it?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on December 16, 2014, 09:15:02 PM
An anti spasmodic sounds amazing!  I'm pretty certain I get full blown contractions.  I can feel them.  I also get back labor. 

Every gyno I've ever been to has just blown me off.  The most I've been offered is birth control and 800mg of ibprofin (which does nothing for the pain and knocks me out even harder since its a blood thinner).  One even got all judgey on me for asking about my fertility, since I know this isn't normal and I know I have ovarian cysts to some extent.  Apparently young single women shouldn't be concerned about such things  ::)

This has been happening since I was 15.  It did stop when I was on the pill, but the pill makes me feel horrible the rest of the time.  So I get to choose between feeling vaguely shitty 24/7, or 2 hours of crippling pain every 6 weeks.  I've had a couple ultrasounds but they always just show some random cysts.  I had a friend who had a cyst that was causing her entire ovary to twist with cramps, which is why I'd like an ultrasound when it happens.  Blood pressure is low/low normal all the time.  Bloodwork always looks ok but I'd love to have my hormone levels checked.  Hopefully my health insurance gets sorted out soon. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 17, 2014, 12:08:30 AM
Quote
One even got all judgey on me for asking about my fertility, since I know this isn't normal and I know I have ovarian cysts to some extent.  Apparently young single women shouldn't be concerned about such things

Sounds like a real a-hole!

I hope you find a product that works for you, and best of luck with your health insurance. :)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: NoHandlebarsAttached on December 18, 2014, 05:47:23 AM
I just had a panic attack and threw up. Again.
This shit isn't fun, and I don't know why it's happening.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 18, 2014, 06:37:59 AM
They have pills for that, you know.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: NoHandlebarsAttached on December 18, 2014, 06:44:53 AM
They have pills for that, you know.
I'll see about getting some happy pills. My therapist is telling me I shouldn't go on any medication, but I'm swinging back and forth between miserable and okay, and I don't thing I should be doing that.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dobermonster on December 18, 2014, 09:50:23 AM
Panic attacks fucking suck. I'd get a second opinion on the medication strategy, at least to look at prn like lorazepam you can take when you feel one coming on.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on December 18, 2014, 11:29:41 AM
Yeah, I'll second that.  You should have at least been offered something to take as needed. 

Have you been for a general physical too?  GI problems can trigger panic attacks.  It's not common but it happens. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Eric V Arachnid on December 18, 2014, 01:26:13 PM
Moving about a lot mostly works for me.
Philosoraptor once did a post leaving those suggesting exercise for the seriously down in bloody globs congealing to or slowly dripping down the walls.
She hasn't been around for a while so I'm promoting movement.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Eric V Arachnid on December 18, 2014, 02:33:39 PM
I'm having trouble finding the new potter short stories.
I'm HollyMugwump297.., yes my parents are OK with my walk on the wild side, where are my new stories?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: NoHandlebarsAttached on December 18, 2014, 09:21:23 PM
Yeah, I'll second that.  You should have at least been offered something to take as needed. 

Have you been for a general physical too?  GI problems can trigger panic attacks.  It's not common but it happens. 
No, I've never had a physical.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 19, 2014, 01:03:01 AM
More like a reason to be sad and worried: I just left my dog at a hotel for the next few days and as I drove away she started to cry loudly while trying to jump over and dig under the fence. I hope she didn't hurt herself. :(  I hope she's calm enough and eats. I can't stop thinking about my poor pet. :(  
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on December 19, 2014, 03:43:03 AM
She's not just a pet xSP. She loves you and depends on you. Separation anxiety is a real problem for some pets. Sometimes humans have to do what they have to do even if it causes anxiety to their loving pet.

A whole other subject: Dober you have on several occasions mentioned one sort of medication or other. Are you a Pharmacist, Nurse, Physician, or just an uncommonly well informed individual?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on December 19, 2014, 04:05:04 AM
Yeah, I'll second that.  You should have at least been offered something to take as needed. 

Have you been for a general physical too?  GI problems can trigger panic attacks.  It's not common but it happens. 
No, I've never had a physical.

I would look into it. 

For me, I'm prone to anxiety to start with.  So when my stomach went off, causing elevated heart rate, sweating, and pain, my brain was just like, "oh, we're freaking out now? Yeah. Definitely freaking out."  And I'd spend the next several hours between bed and the bathroom.  Not knowing wtf made it worse.  Several doctors told me the connection wasn't possible, but I've found a lot of evidence that it is.

There are other issues that can trigger panic attacks as well.  Hormone imbalances and such.  I just thought of GI because your post seemed to imply that throwing up was unusual.  That was the only distinct, not "just" stress symptom I had, until the pain got so bad I couldn't eat (which took months, because my dumb ass still tried to write it off as stress regardless). 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 19, 2014, 05:54:34 AM
She's not just a pet xSP. She loves you and depends on you. Separation anxiety is a real problem for some pets. Sometimes humans have to do what they have to do even if it causes anxiety to their loving pet.

That big bumbling German Shepard is my baby! :D My dog has separation anxiety, because when she was still very young I had to leave her for three months in a hotel so that I could move and it unfortunately had some effect on her. She always likes to position herself where she can see as many people as possible when she's at home. I nicknamed her 'Shadow' because of it. :D

The dogs in the hotel she's in are well looked after though, so I think she'll be fine. They have a vet, just in case.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on December 20, 2014, 12:10:50 AM
^ Positioning herself to see as many people as possible may be her unabtrusive protective instinct at work. I suspect that you will be safe from any potential abusers when she is nearby. Here is a Salud to Shadow.  (I hope I have that positive Spanish expression spelled correctly)

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on December 24, 2014, 09:18:24 AM
Well, home for Christmas, shopping done, fireplace is sparking up nicely.....

would have been perfect if not for the flu and an ear infection. >:(

(And yes, Git. Hot whisky and lemon will commence soon. Maybe a little brandy....)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Eric V Arachnid on December 25, 2014, 10:24:05 AM
Americans are allowed to own a sugar glider and I'm not.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on December 29, 2014, 12:08:01 AM
Americans are allowed to own a sugar glider and I'm not.  >:(
What's a sugar glider?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on December 29, 2014, 02:10:41 AM
Americans are allowed to own a sugar glider and I'm not.  >:(
What's a sugar glider?

It's a flying rattie.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 29, 2014, 02:15:20 AM
Americans are allowed to own a sugar glider and I'm not.  >:(
What's a sugar glider?

It's a flying rattie.

..! The what now?

Oh! Sugar gliders? Yes, The Asmo approves of those.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4P0BA6aIBzw/T9QCcHSuSFI/AAAAAAAAAAs/1_FZsOu29-0/s1600/Sugar%2B20Glider.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-enzi6ohgME8/TyqTPAiD73I/AAAAAAAAAKU/KwRvLqo7l8E/s1600/happy-roll-happy-animation-animated-smiley-emoticon-000359-large.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 29, 2014, 05:54:01 PM
You'd need several even for a modest snack.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 29, 2014, 05:56:48 PM
You'd need several even for a modest snack.

But they're so sweet! 😢
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 29, 2014, 05:58:24 PM
So, no added sugar needed! ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 29, 2014, 06:11:23 PM
😮

ETA:  :-X

Weird, what happened to my emoticon?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Eric V Arachnid on December 31, 2014, 12:26:00 PM
Unless I'm making noise I can here my second closest neighbour.
They're at least 100m away doof doof and occasional moronic yelling.
I think it reasonable if I use a bit of my billion to buy a few attack drones.
Sure, mothers will weep but they should have raised them better.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on October 10, 2015, 01:52:18 PM
Neighbors are getting the ducts in their house cleaned this morning, fucking compressor has been running constantly for an hour now, and it's not even 0830am on a Saturday.

So much for sleeping in....

Sons of bitches!


Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on October 10, 2015, 05:11:08 PM
Fresh lemonade is da bomb, and if you haven't already try it with fresh mint, and if you need it a little sweeter try covering the rim of the glass with natural cane sugar. (We need a yummy smiley)

Dear Bruno,
Do you ever just lay on your couch and eat pizza rolls (not organic goat cheese and spinach whole wheat pizza rolls, like, Totino's).  Inquiring minds want to know.

Sincerely,
Drinking 64oz of Diet Coke for Breakfast in Denver

I keep forgetting that we are not on Facebook because I tried to like this post.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on October 10, 2015, 09:20:19 PM
Last night my brother had a party to celebrate the release of his first book. I was not there, nor were my parents, because our relationship with him has disintegrated. He's accused us of homophobia and being an emotionally abusive family, among other ridiculous things, and it got to the point where we just couldn't be there. He's been telling all of his friends the same things, and I couldn't imagine being there and having everyone stare at us thinking what horrible people we supposedly were. Don't get me wrong, we're not perfect and we've had drama like anyone else, but this is the family whom he came out to at 14 with no issues and drove him to gay youth groups when he was a kid, among other things. My family and I have been nothing but supportive of him, his life, and his career. Clearly there's something going on that will require some family therapy, but it hurts nonetheless. We were close once and I'm hoping it's not irretrievable broken.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on October 10, 2015, 09:25:30 PM
When families go wrong they go wrong big time. Sorry to hear you and your family are going through this.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on October 11, 2015, 09:57:44 AM
That's sad, Firebird.

Pip the dog has a nasty cut in her rear left paw.  It's been there for a week, but the vet says still no long walks or chasing balls for another week.  Next checkup on Thursday.  The poor dog is nearly bursting with pent-up energy.  :'(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on October 11, 2015, 02:27:24 PM
Awful for you Firebird, especially as you don't seem to really know the reason and you have been so accommodating in the past. Very hurtful.

Sorry your dog is incapacitated OG, hope you're both out there walking very soon now.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on October 11, 2015, 07:09:47 PM
Last night my brother had a party to celebrate the release of his first book. I was not there, nor were my parents, because our relationship with him has disintegrated. He's accused us of homophobia and being an emotionally abusive family, among other ridiculous things, and it got to the point where we just couldn't be there. He's been telling all of his friends the same things, and I couldn't imagine being there and having everyone stare at us thinking what horrible people we supposedly were. Don't get me wrong, we're not perfect and we've had drama like anyone else, but this is the family whom he came out to at 14 with no issues and drove him to gay youth groups when he was a kid, among other things. My family and I have been nothing but supportive of him, his life, and his career. Clearly there's something going on that will require some family therapy, but it hurts nonetheless. We were close once and I'm hoping it's not irretrievable broken.

Sorry to hear that, Firebird. It is no fun when people who don't really know the details of your situation/relationship are brought into drama as spectators and assume the worst.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on October 12, 2015, 03:58:38 PM
Family stuff like this can be so frustrating, I think at times it's easier to make amends with strangers than it is family...so much fucking baggage.

Anyway sorry to hear about your problems Firebird... :(


And sorry to hear about your poor pup OlderGit, but I'm sure he's being spoilt while under the weather...here's to a fast recovery.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on October 12, 2015, 04:35:16 PM
Thank you all. Situation's been at a slow boil for a couple of years, but it all burst out in the last month. But we're doing our best to resolve it, even with all the anger. Ahh family  :P

Pip the dog has a nasty cut in her rear left paw.  It's been there for a week, but the vet says still no long walks or chasing balls for another week.  Next checkup on Thursday.  The poor dog is nearly bursting with pent-up energy.  :'(

Good luck to Pip. Any idea how the cut got there?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 12, 2015, 04:38:49 PM
Sad to hear you're going through some family issues, Firebird. I hope it all gets sorted out eventually.

As for Pip, poor thing!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on October 12, 2015, 11:11:38 PM
I burned mah tongue  :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 12, 2015, 11:14:48 PM
I burned mah tongue  :(

Ouch. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/Gemaki/Mocons/thsmiley_consoling.gif)

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on October 12, 2015, 11:22:47 PM
I burned mah tongue  :(


Must've been quite a flame to burn stone
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 13, 2015, 01:36:47 AM
Today was a national holiday Brazil, so we were basically granted an extended weekend, which is great. One good thing about religions here (in this case, Catholicism) is that it's the reason for a plenty of official holidays...in that aspect I see nothing to complain about. ;D

What isn't so great is that I spent it almost entirely studying cramming and silently questioning the purpose of having to memorize a bunch of stuff I just know I'm going to forget in a couple of weeks. Add that to the constant downpour we've been having and it makes for a soggy weekend, cooped up indoors.   [/venting mode]

The week proper starts in a few hours and my weekend is flashing before my eyes. I've got the Sunday night blues...on Monday :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on October 13, 2015, 08:18:55 AM
I burned mah tongue  :(

Ice coob
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on October 13, 2015, 08:32:48 AM
The Asmo does not require a reason to be grumpy. He is grumpiness.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on October 15, 2015, 01:24:39 AM
Stupid people and their stupid germs, making me sick.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on October 15, 2015, 06:28:42 PM
ive had a new job for about 3 months now and I could
never
balance
the money in the cashier.
It's always less or more than it should be and I don't want to get in trouble. I have no idea what I;m doing wrong!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on October 15, 2015, 06:59:26 PM
ive had a new job for about 3 months now and I could
never
balance
the money in the cashier.
It's always less or more than it should be and I don't want to get in trouble. I have no idea what I;m doing wrong!
How far are you out?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on October 16, 2015, 12:48:28 AM
I burned mah tongue  :(

Ice coob

Tanks

(http://www.pesgaming.com/images/smilies/tada.gif)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 16, 2015, 07:14:00 AM
Long, long, long, day at work. Worked nearly nonstop, but got next to nothing done. Spent half the shift looking for a dozen orders that had incorrect paperwork. I am exhausted.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on October 16, 2015, 09:48:57 AM
Maria, be careful!  Is anyone else also using the same till?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on October 17, 2015, 01:14:20 PM
Spending a long weekend in northern Michigan visiting my daughter and son-in-law, both my sisters and their families are with us and we are staying together in house my daughter usually rents out on Airbn.

I'm having a great time so far, woke up early and took a shower, made a huge pot of coffee, and then woke the rest of the house guests up by jamming the song "Low Rider (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xTGrfs5TXM)" by War. (Brought my wifi speakers with me)

They all appear to be a bit grumpy as they stumble out of their bedrooms....

It's good to be the little brother!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on October 18, 2015, 12:32:52 PM
Had a stressful week behind me. I'm working on three different projects at the time; had to provide operations- and QA- support and went to one f#%king meeting to another. Temperatures dropped dramatically, so I had make an appointment to change my summer tires. Getting an appointment at my local garage was very hard, because they were fully booked till the end of this month. Luckily another garage managed to squeeze me in for Thursday, next week.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on October 18, 2015, 03:07:58 PM
So apparently the incompetence of management at the office truly knows no bounds. After the decision was made to let me go apparently the manager got sick and didn't file the paperwork until this week. So it took nearly a month to process my dismissal and I have to stay in this mess for another month until the contract runs out.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on October 18, 2015, 05:24:50 PM
So apparently the incompetence of management at the office truly knows no bounds. After the decision was made to let me go apparently the manager got sick and didn't file the paperwork until this week. So it took nearly a month to process my dismissal and I have to stay in this mess for another month until the contract runs out.

Holy shit that sucks.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on October 19, 2015, 12:05:27 PM
How wonderful for you, G85! (Not)

I've just heard at our dog-training class that somebody is leaving cocktail sausages lying in the park at Abergavenny, laced with rat-poison and nails.  There are some sick people around.  I just hope it doesn't spread here.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 19, 2015, 10:56:54 PM
OG, that is horrible! Some people certainly deserve a beating with a spiked stick!

I'm grumpy because I ordered a cover my my tablet and it does not fit. The description matched, but it is far too narrow. Now I have to return the one that come today and find another one.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on October 20, 2015, 02:02:31 AM
How wonderful for you, G85! (Not)

I've just heard at our dog-training class that somebody is leaving cocktail sausages lying in the park at Abergavenny, laced with rat-poison and nails.  There are some sick people around.  I just hope it doesn't spread here.

What kind of sick fuck does that?? Wow.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on October 20, 2015, 09:19:08 AM
I've googled the story, and found that it's essentially true, though the sausages contained only nails and not poison.  It seems this has been done in other places, too, and at one place antifreeze was used.

There was an attempt to blame it on Muslims, which seems bloody silly to me - but then why is it happening?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on October 20, 2015, 12:54:01 PM
I've googled the story, and found that it's essentially true, though the sausages contained only nails and not poison.  It seems this has been done in other places, too, and at one place antifreeze was used.

There was an attempt to blame it on Muslims, which seems bloody silly to me - but then why is it happening?

It sounds harsh but I've heard they have a problem with dogs running free in Abergavenny, particularly red ones.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on October 20, 2015, 05:21:38 PM
Ond mae Pip yn ddu.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on October 20, 2015, 08:07:56 PM
Quote
How far are you out?
there are actually 100 euro MORE than it should be,
You;ll say at least it's not less but it's still logistics trouble. I have absolutely 0 idea how that happened
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on October 20, 2015, 08:08:33 PM
Quote
So apparently the incompetence of management at the office truly knows no bounds. After the decision was made to let me go apparently the manager got sick and didn't file the paperwork until this week. So it took nearly a month to process my dismissal and I have to stay in this mess for another month until the contract runs out.
that sucks. That means one month without unemployment benefit
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 20, 2015, 08:20:20 PM
I fell at work last night and broke my knee.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on October 20, 2015, 08:25:18 PM
I went about 30 years without having a cold, but I have one now, and had one in January, both caught on long-haul flights back home from Australia. As these flights are going to be a regular event if I want to see the family regularly, (spending the kid's inheritance in order to see the kid), I'd be pleased for any tips on how to keep other people's germs away.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on October 20, 2015, 08:26:40 PM
I fell at work last night and broke my knee.

Really sorry to hear that Velma; it sounds painful and I guess you will beoff work for a while.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 20, 2015, 08:42:02 PM
I fell at work last night and broke my knee.

Really sorry to hear that Velma; it sounds painful and I guess you will beoff work for a while.
Hurt horribly. My pain level has gotten up to 8 or 9 quite a few times.

Pain medication kicking in again. Nap time.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on October 20, 2015, 09:32:13 PM
I fell at work last night and broke my knee.
Oh Asmo! How bad? Is it bones and/or ligaments?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on October 20, 2015, 09:57:43 PM

that sucks. That means one month without unemployment benefit
Well, I will still get paid during that month so it's not all bad.



I fell at work last night and broke my knee.
Oh, that sucks. I hope at least they put you on the good pain killers?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 20, 2015, 10:08:43 PM
I fell at work last night and broke my knee.
Oh Asmo! How bad? Is it bones and/or ligaments?
Not sure of the extent of the damage  yet. Still havent seen the doctor.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 20, 2015, 11:16:59 PM
Doctor just left. No break after all. However, there is a lot of swelling and "a significant amount of arthritis" in my right knee. Like I needed a doctor to tell me that.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on October 21, 2015, 12:50:34 AM
Velma and I should get matching walkers. I sprained my ankle tonight chasing cows. Work. Will. Suck. Tomorrow.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on October 21, 2015, 02:21:02 AM
Hope you guys feel better. Sounds awful
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 21, 2015, 05:11:42 AM
Velma and I should get matching walkers. I sprained my ankle tonight chasing cows. Work. Will. Suck. Tomorrow.
Actually, the doctor did say they were going to try to get me up and moving around with a walker. I think they are going to have to take the IV line out of the back of my hand.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on October 21, 2015, 06:25:47 AM
Doctor just left. No break after all. However, there is a lot of swelling and "a significant amount of arthritis" in my right knee. Like I needed a doctor to tell me that.
Well that's relatively good news. Hope things clear up soon.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on October 21, 2015, 10:39:25 AM
That's nasty, Velma.  Hot whisky and lemon will help, if you add enough whisky.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 22, 2015, 12:28:40 AM
That's nasty, Velma.  Hot whisky and lemon will help, if you add enough whisky.
Doubt the hospital would allow that while I am here.

Still haven't seen anyone ftom physical therapy. Also supposed to have an ultrasound tomorrow, but I  will  not be holding my breath.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on October 22, 2015, 03:46:08 AM
I hope you feel better soon Velma.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on October 22, 2015, 01:40:13 PM
I was doing my usual walk and:

(http://www.whatsnakeisthat.com.au/images/stories/Elapids/pseudonaja%20textiles%20adult%20copy.jpg)

I didn't think they were about.
Slipped away before I got a photo.

Fuck http://www.whatsnakeisthat.com.au/nsw/mid-north-coast.html
We have death adders now.
I knew there was the odd tiger.
Blackies, there's always blackies.
I hate the internet.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on October 22, 2015, 01:56:43 PM
I'd be pleased for any tips on how to keep other people's germs away.

Engulf peoples in flame as soon as you see them.
Of course the leftist conspiracy has arranged it so an honest citizen can't get his flame thrower on a plane these days.
You'll probably just have to take your chances.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on October 22, 2015, 05:00:05 PM
Pretty sure I'm becoming lactose intolerant. I was in denial for a while but I did an experiment where I cut out all dairy for a week then last night I went out for ice cream last night and I am seriously regretting that today. Plus I just bought a whole tub of delicious chocolate ice cream.   ;-;
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 26, 2015, 11:51:22 PM
I just burnt my frozen mozzarella pizza diner. Seriously why aren't smart ovens widespread here already? :headshake:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on October 27, 2015, 12:48:39 AM
I was doing my usual walk and:

(http://www.whatsnakeisthat.com.au/images/stories/Elapids/pseudonaja%20textiles%20adult%20copy.jpg)

I didn't think they were about.
Slipped away before I got a photo.

Fuck http://www.whatsnakeisthat.com.au/nsw/mid-north-coast.html
We have death adders now.
I knew there was the odd tiger.
Blackies, there's always blackies.
I hate the internet.

The Eastern Brown snake is listed as the 2nd most poisonous terrestrial snake in the world. With armament like that, they may be able to harm even Insoluble Puddings?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: philosoraptor on October 27, 2015, 02:36:48 AM
Grumpy isn't quite the word.  Heartbroken is more like it.

We had to put our favorite cat to sleep today.  He was diagnosed with renal failure just two weeks ago, and he went downhill really fast before we even had a chance to try and treat him.  In the last two weeks alone, he lost 3 pounds on top of the 5 pounds he had already lost leading up to his diagnosis, which is a very significant weight loss for a cat.  It got worse over the last three days.  He wasn't eating or drinking, he couldn't use the litter box, he could barely walk, he smelled like death and he was meowing like he was distressed and in pain.  We could've spent thousands trying to stabilize/treat him, but the vet (who put him to sleep) told us it was a crap shoot and that it likely wouldn't help at such an advanced stage of his illness.  We might've been able to prolong his life, but it would've been selfish to do so.  I'm just furious, because the emergency vet who diagnosed him made it seem like he wasn't as sick as he was, mainly because they wanted 2k to do "intensive treatment" that apparently wouldn't have made a difference anyway.  I was prepared to do treatment with him at home, because I'm more than capable of administering the subcutaneous fluids and medications he would've needed, but I didn't know what to do because I saw two different vets and they each told me completely contradictory things in regards to treating for KD at home.  I was still researching our best options for treating him without emptying our bank account, and he just took a sudden turn for the worst.  I thought we would have more time.  I was not ready for this, and I feel like I'm not emotionally equipped to deal with this right now.

I know that the right thing and the easiest thing are rarely the same thing, but fuck, doing the right thing shouldn't hurt this bad.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on October 27, 2015, 06:50:54 AM
So sorry to hear your furry friend has gone to the rainbow bridge. I have three waiting there. ((((philo))))
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on October 27, 2015, 09:46:44 AM
I'm sorry to hear that, philo.  I've been through that a few times myself.  One never knows what's for the best; one just takes a deep breath and makes a decision.  Will you get another kittie in a while?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on October 27, 2015, 12:43:42 PM
Sympathy
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on October 27, 2015, 12:58:16 PM
I was doing my usual walk and:

(http://www.whatsnakeisthat.com.au/images/stories/Elapids/pseudonaja%20textiles%20adult%20copy.jpg)

I didn't think they were about.
Slipped away before I got a photo.

Fuck http://www.whatsnakeisthat.com.au/nsw/mid-north-coast.html
We have death adders now.
I knew there was the odd tiger.
Blackies, there's always blackies.
I hate the internet.

The Eastern Brown snake is listed as the 2nd most poisonous terrestrial snake in the world. With armament like that, they may be able to harm even Insoluble Puddings?

Doubtful

The Brown family have an an aggressive reputation, I suggested a move towards niceness, they didn't go for it.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 27, 2015, 02:01:23 PM
Hugs and sympathy, philosoraptor.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 27, 2015, 03:14:41 PM
Grumpy isn't quite the word.  Heartbroken is more like it.

We had to put our favorite cat to sleep today.  He was diagnosed with renal failure just two weeks ago, and he went downhill really fast before we even had a chance to try and treat him.  In the last two weeks alone, he lost 3 pounds on top of the 5 pounds he had already lost leading up to his diagnosis, which is a very significant weight loss for a cat.  It got worse over the last three days.  He wasn't eating or drinking, he couldn't use the litter box, he could barely walk, he smelled like death and he was meowing like he was distressed and in pain.  We could've spent thousands trying to stabilize/treat him, but the vet (who put him to sleep) told us it was a crap shoot and that it likely wouldn't help at such an advanced stage of his illness.  We might've been able to prolong his life, but it would've been selfish to do so.  I'm just furious, because the emergency vet who diagnosed him made it seem like he wasn't as sick as he was, mainly because they wanted 2k to do "intensive treatment" that apparently wouldn't have made a difference anyway.  I was prepared to do treatment with him at home, because I'm more than capable of administering the subcutaneous fluids and medications he would've needed, but I didn't know what to do because I saw two different vets and they each told me completely contradictory things in regards to treating for KD at home.  I was still researching our best options for treating him without emptying our bank account, and he just took a sudden turn for the worst.  I thought we would have more time.  I was not ready for this, and I feel like I'm not emotionally equipped to deal with this right now.

I know that the right thing and the easiest thing are rarely the same thing, but fuck, doing the right thing shouldn't hurt this bad.

Sorry that you're going through this Philosoraptor, pets are family and when they're gone it hurts a lot. :sadnod: I would certainly classify deciding to let a pet go as one of the hardest decisions there is.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on October 27, 2015, 06:53:55 PM
I just chipped my fucking tooth and it hurts so bad. 200% done with today.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on October 27, 2015, 06:59:18 PM
I just chipped my fucking tooth and it hurts so bad. 200% done with today.
Ouch!!!!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on October 27, 2015, 08:00:19 PM
Sorry to hear Philo. But it sounds like you did the right thing, all things considered
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on October 29, 2015, 11:49:49 AM
Hugs and sympathy, philosoraptor.

I see what you're doing, don't you think I don't.
Hugs/air hugs, sympathy and chocolate philo.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on October 30, 2015, 01:24:00 PM
Yeah, so I went to selection day for the Corrections Academy today.
Aced just about everything, but struck out on the endurance run.
So that sucked.  :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on October 30, 2015, 04:59:25 PM
Yeah, so I went to selection day for the Corrections Academy today.
Aced just about everything, but struck out on the endurance run.
So that sucked.  :(
Oh dear! That must have been rather humiliating for a ninja!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: philosoraptor on October 30, 2015, 05:12:05 PM
I'm sorry to hear that, philo.  I've been through that a few times myself.  One never knows what's for the best; one just takes a deep breath and makes a decision.  Will you get another kittie in a while?

Maybe somewhere down the line.  We do have another cat (we adopted them together), but she seems to be doing okay without him.  If we did get another cat, we would likely go to a shelter or humane society like we did last time.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on October 31, 2015, 05:58:27 AM
Today I went to the supermarket. They have a book section that you must pass by on the way to the bakery section. There are a lot of religious titles. One of them struck my eye. It claimed to be a book for children.  Its' title was The Bible And Dinosaurs.  I grabbed it up and scanned a few pages. The book explained that the reason dinosaurs could be housed on Noahs Ark is that dinosaur eggs are only the size of a football. God arranged for Noah to bring dinosaur eggs aboard the boat but not the flesh and bone big animals. Therefore there was ample room for the various species. The book cunningly validated itself by including drawings and dimensions of several kinds of dinos.

 I am grumpy about that shameless display of child abuse.  If my kid misbehaves very badly I can paddle his ass. If I do that I may be put in jail.  I am not allowed to physically abuse him with a paddle but it is entirely alright to fuck up his mind. The sting of the paddle will subside in an hour but the criminally evil seed planted in his brain can last a lifetime.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on October 31, 2015, 12:39:12 PM
So god told Noah take this female dino egg and this male.
Or god gave Noah special egg gender discerning abilities.
Or He told him keep this one a bit warmer than that one.
They shoulda put this kinda interesting detail in the book,
I mighta possibly got through a bit more of it if they had.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on October 31, 2015, 04:47:14 PM
Thursday was a good day. We got out of the house. I got to practice driving the wheelchair. I did pretty good. Friday, however, was not a good day. Knee hurt all day and neither of us felt like going anywhere. Maybe we can get out today.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on November 01, 2015, 11:37:26 AM
Grumpy isn't quite the word.  Heartbroken is more like it.

We had to put our favorite cat to sleep today.  He was diagnosed with renal failure just two weeks ago, and he went downhill really fast before we even had a chance to try and treat him.  In the last two weeks alone, he lost 3 pounds on top of the 5 pounds he had already lost leading up to his diagnosis, which is a very significant weight loss for a cat.  It got worse over the last three days.  He wasn't eating or drinking, he couldn't use the litter box, he could barely walk, he smelled like death and he was meowing like he was distressed and in pain.  We could've spent thousands trying to stabilize/treat him, but the vet (who put him to sleep) told us it was a crap shoot and that it likely wouldn't help at such an advanced stage of his illness.  We might've been able to prolong his life, but it would've been selfish to do so.  I'm just furious, because the emergency vet who diagnosed him made it seem like he wasn't as sick as he was, mainly because they wanted 2k to do "intensive treatment" that apparently wouldn't have made a difference anyway.  I was prepared to do treatment with him at home, because I'm more than capable of administering the subcutaneous fluids and medications he would've needed, but I didn't know what to do because I saw two different vets and they each told me completely contradictory things in regards to treating for KD at home.  I was still researching our best options for treating him without emptying our bank account, and he just took a sudden turn for the worst.  I thought we would have more time.  I was not ready for this, and I feel like I'm not emotionally equipped to deal with this right now.

I know that the right thing and the easiest thing are rarely the same thing, but fuck, doing the right thing shouldn't hurt this bad.

*hugs* You did the best you could for your little guy. It's never easy to lose a pet. <3
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 01, 2015, 07:21:36 PM
I burnt a perfectly good pizza.  :rant1:

 
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on November 01, 2015, 10:43:15 PM
I burnt a perfectly good pizza.  :rant1:
Ooops!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on November 02, 2015, 07:19:39 AM
Either I dreamed that the door-bell rang or someone decided it would be a good idea to ding-dong ditch at 07:00.  :???:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 02, 2015, 01:38:36 PM
I burnt a perfectly good pizza.  :rant1:
Ooops!

Yeah, one more added to a long history of 'ooops' in the kitchen.  :P
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on November 04, 2015, 12:08:21 AM
We should all be thankful that HAF isn't on the Invision forum software. The Great HAF Crash of 2015 may have been epic, but at least posts don't dissapear as they're being posted. My favorite aspect of Invision is when you attempt to reply and the only option you haver is to attach a file. Members at my other forum have taken to posting screenshots of what they wanted to say or attaching text files that need to be downloaded and opened to read. Lots to read there but EXTREMELY difficult to ask questions.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 09, 2015, 02:17:17 AM
That looks messy, Jumbojak.

My reason for being grumpy today is due to my internet connection being so slow. :rant1: Pages are taking forever to load!

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on November 09, 2015, 04:19:05 PM
That looks messy, Jumbojak.

My reason for being grumpy today is due to my internet connection being so slow. :rant1: Pages are taking forever to load!

that's enough to make me wanna throw the pc out of the window
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on November 09, 2015, 04:31:21 PM
Nearly asleep last night when around mignight one of the cats jumped on my chest looking for attention. Something spooked him and he jumped off my chest right onto my injured knee. There was much pain and screaming. Took me forever to get to sleep, even after taking something for pain. Fortunately, there don't seem to be any ill effects this morning other than being a bit tired from lack of sleep.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 10, 2015, 01:18:33 AM
Nearly asleep last night when around mignight one of the cats jumped on my chest looking for attention. Something spooked him and he jumped off my chest right onto my injured knee. There was much pain and screaming. Took me forever to get to sleep, even after taking something for pain. Fortunately, there don't seem to be any ill effects this morning other than being a bit tired from lack of sleep.

Ouch, Velma!  :o  Reading that sent a shiver down my spine!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 10, 2015, 01:20:01 AM
That looks messy, Jumbojak.

My reason for being grumpy today is due to my internet connection being so slow. :rant1: Pages are taking forever to load!

that's enough to make me wanna throw the pc out of the window

Yeah, me too.  :grrr:

I feel like I need one of those squishy anti-stress ball thingies. Preferably one that squeaks.   
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on November 10, 2015, 06:47:47 AM
That looks messy, Jumbojak.

My reason for being grumpy today is due to my internet connection being so slow. :rant1: Pages are taking forever to load!

that's enough to make me wanna throw the pc out of the window

Yeah, me too.  :grrr:

I feel like I need one of those squishy anti-stress ball thingies. Preferably one that squeaks.
Hamster?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on November 10, 2015, 06:49:34 AM
Nearly asleep last night when around mignight one of the cats jumped on my chest looking for attention. Something spooked him and he jumped off my chest right onto my injured knee. There was much pain and screaming. Took me forever to get to sleep, even after taking something for pain. Fortunately, there don't seem to be any ill effects this morning other than being a bit tired from lack of sleep.

Ouch, Velma!  :o  Reading that sent a shiver down my spine!
Seems I spoke too soon about lack of effects. My knee has been throbbing all day.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on November 10, 2015, 09:44:00 AM
Yesterday we finally sold our house and bought another, if all the endless paperwork goes OK.  In the end I had to agree to move before Christmas in order to get the last £2,500 of the price I wanted.  That's far too short a time and I wish we could have got started quicker.

I expected this and that's why we simply can't spare a weekend to see Buddy.  We'll need all our time and energy sorting out the endless details.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on November 10, 2015, 01:39:51 PM
Congratulations anyway (pending the paperwork, as you say).   ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Siz on November 10, 2015, 04:58:00 PM
Yesterday we finally sold our house and bought another, if all the endless paperwork goes OK.  In the end I had to agree to move before Christmas in order to get the last £2,500 of the price I wanted.  That's far too short a time and I wish we could have got started quicker.

I expected this and that's why we simply can't spare a weekend to see Buddy.  We'll need all our time and energy sorting out the endless details.

(https://skinnurse.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/2907986-snowwhite_grumpy_4.gif)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on November 10, 2015, 08:52:15 PM
I suppose you're leaving the backwater that is Herefordshire and returning to civilisation.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 10, 2015, 09:16:06 PM
That looks messy, Jumbojak.

My reason for being grumpy today is due to my internet connection being so slow. :rant1: Pages are taking forever to load!

that's enough to make me wanna throw the pc out of the window

Yeah, me too.  :grrr:

I feel like I need one of those squishy anti-stress ball thingies. Preferably one that squeaks.
Hamster?

LOL. I was thinking something that requires less maintenance.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 10, 2015, 09:31:59 PM
Nearly asleep last night when around mignight one of the cats jumped on my chest looking for attention. Something spooked him and he jumped off my chest right onto my injured knee. There was much pain and screaming. Took me forever to get to sleep, even after taking something for pain. Fortunately, there don't seem to be any ill effects this morning other than being a bit tired from lack of sleep.

Ouch, Velma!  :o  Reading that sent a shiver down my spine!
Seems I spoke too soon about lack of effects. My knee has been throbbing all day.

(http://ivf.ca/forums//public/style_emoticons/default/oouchh.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on November 12, 2015, 06:11:07 PM
I took the pocket door off my ensuite because the rail had warped. I was initially going to scrap it but the damned thing is so heavy there is no way I'm going to attempt taking that down 6 flights of stairs and it is way too big to fit in the lift. I have kind of sorted the rail so it becomes functional again but I cant get it back on.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on November 13, 2015, 09:56:19 AM
Quote from: Essie Mae
I suppose you're leaving the backwater that is Herefordshire and returning to civilisation.

True, but I'll be in Shropshire.  In the good old days before the Norman Conquest, I'd still be in the same area of Anglo-Saxon England - the land of the Magonsæte.  Shropshire is nearly as good, and still far preferable to Herts.  (http://www.venganza.org/forum/images/smilies/fsm_mooning.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on November 13, 2015, 03:50:46 PM
I took the pocket door off my ensuite because the rail had warped. I was initially going to scrap it but the damned thing is so heavy there is no way I'm going to attempt taking that down 6 flights of stairs and it is way too big to fit in the lift. I have kind of sorted the rail so it becomes functional again but I cant get it back on.

If it's wood, and I'm guessing it is due to the warpage, cut some off and haul it that way. More than one way to skin a cat.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on November 13, 2015, 06:05:47 PM
I took the pocket door off my ensuite because the rail had warped. I was initially going to scrap it but the damned thing is so heavy there is no way I'm going to attempt taking that down 6 flights of stairs and it is way too big to fit in the lift. I have kind of sorted the rail so it becomes functional again but I cant get it back on.

If it's wood, and I'm guessing it is due to the warpage, cut some off and haul it that way. More than one way to skin a cat.

In the end I had to make an egyptian inspired roller system so I could get the lift and finesse to slot the door back into the mechanism. The repair to the track worked though it squeaks like crazy now and I know it will go again. I'm still going to do what I wanted but I'm just going to hide the door instead. It won't look as clean but ah well.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on November 13, 2015, 06:36:18 PM
Quote from: Essie Mae
I suppose you're leaving the backwater that is Herefordshire and returning to civilisation.

True, but I'll be in Shropshire.  In the good old days before the Norman Conquest, I'd still be in the same area of Anglo-Saxon England - the land of the Magonsæte.  Shropshire is nearly as good, and still far preferable to Herts.  (http://www.venganza.org/forum/images/smilies/fsm_mooning.gif)

That's getting closer to me!  Whereabouts are you heading?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on November 13, 2015, 06:43:42 PM
Nearly asleep last night when around mignight one of the cats jumped on my chest looking for attention. Something spooked him and he jumped off my chest right onto my injured knee. There was much pain and screaming. Took me forever to get to sleep, even after taking something for pain. Fortunately, there don't seem to be any ill effects this morning other than being a bit tired from lack of sleep.

Ouch, Velma!  :o  Reading that sent a shiver down my spine!
Seems I spoke too soon about lack of effects. My knee has been throbbing all day.

oh no I know the pain. Have you tried one of those heating creams? I often use biofreeze and it gives me some relief for a while
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on November 13, 2015, 06:56:24 PM
oh no I know the pain. Have you tried one of those heating creams? I often use biofreeze and it gives me some relief for a while

I've had good results from trolamine salicylate (http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-18450/trolamine-salicylate-topical/details#) creams, personally. They're fairly innocuous, though people with aspirin allergy shouldn't use them.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on November 13, 2015, 07:00:21 PM
oh no I know the pain. Have you tried one of those heating creams? I often use biofreeze and it gives me some relief for a while

I've had good results from trolamine salicylate (http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-18450/trolamine-salicylate-topical/details#) creams, personally. They're fairly innocuous, though people with aspirin allergy shouldn't use them.
Creams help a little bit. I usually use one with trolamine salicylate.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on November 14, 2015, 01:50:05 AM
I took the pocket door off my ensuite because the rail had warped. I was initially going to scrap it but the damned thing is so heavy there is no way I'm going to attempt taking that down 6 flights of stairs and it is way too big to fit in the lift. I have kind of sorted the rail so it becomes functional again but I cant get it back on.

If it's wood, and I'm guessing it is due to the warpage, cut some off and haul it that way. More than one way to skin a cat.

In the end I had to make an egyptian inspired roller system so I could get the lift and finesse to slot the door back into the mechanism. The repair to the track worked though it squeaks like crazy now and I know it will go again. I'm still going to do what I wanted but I'm just going to hide the door instead. It won't look as clean but ah well.

Is the rail wood or metal? Not sure if you're talking about the door to your bathroom or the sliding door on a shower. If the former, the squeak could probably be fixed by shaving the part of the warped rail that's rubbing on the door and causing the squeak. A sharp chisel will do the job nicely, provided the warp is close enough to the doorway to reach. In a pinch, a short sharp knife will work too.

You would need something to mark the contact as the door moves though. Prussian blue comes to mind but that might stain wood. Works well for fitting metal together. I'm thinking that chalk might do it, but there may be another product that carpenters use to accomplish the same task. Then again, most carpentry I've seen involves more eyeballing rather than measuring thousandths of an inch. I never was much of a carpenter, but I can work magic with a file.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on November 14, 2015, 10:50:20 AM
Quote from: Claire
That's getting closer to me!  Whereabouts are you heading?

Not a lot nearer - call it 50 miles.  We'll be in Telford, a short distance from the No.1 daughter and the grand-monkey.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 17, 2015, 01:44:33 AM
I took a rather extended nap in the afternoon and now I don't feel like I'll fall asleep easily, even though I'm tired.  :sad sigh:

I'm out of monotonous audiobooks to listen to. I've got to find another one.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on November 17, 2015, 11:50:22 AM
Quote from: Essie Mae
I suppose you're leaving the backwater that is Herefordshire and returning to civilisation.

True, but I'll be in Shropshire.  In the good old days before the Norman Conquest, I'd still be in the same area of Anglo-Saxon England - the land of the Magonsæte.  Shropshire is nearly as good, and still far preferable to Herts.  (http://www.venganza.org/forum/images/smilies/fsm_mooning.gif)

There's no hope for some people, (although I don'tmuch like Herts either; I'd rather be in London). Hope you're very happy in your new place. Are you all straight yet?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on November 17, 2015, 07:44:38 PM
Thank you, Essie May.  No, we haven't moved yet, the lawyers are still messing about.  The people I'm buying from and the lady who's buying ours both want to move by Christmas, so fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on November 18, 2015, 01:30:46 AM
Thank you, Essie May.  No, we haven't moved yet, the lawyers are still messing about.  The people I'm buying from and the lady who's buying ours both want to move by Christmas, so fingers crossed.

I've been around for a move in the UK. Much different (and more stressful) than the usual move in the US. In the UK, it's like hermit crabs. That is, my experience has been that everybody has to move on the same day, so you have people leaving and people coming in to places all on the same day. I'm told that's considered normal. Amazing. In the US, people are generally fully moved out days, sometimes weeks before the new owners move in.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on November 18, 2015, 09:49:46 AM
All true.  It can be extremely inconvenient, especially if the person ahead of you is late "completing", as it is called.  This may not be too bad, there are only three of us in the chain.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on November 18, 2015, 10:41:58 AM
Thank you, Essie May.  No, we haven't moved yet, the lawyers are still messing about.  The people I'm buying from and the lady who's buying ours both want to move by Christmas, so fingers crossed.

I've been around for a move in the UK. Much different (and more stressful) than the usual move in the US. In the UK, it's like hermit crabs. That is, my experience has been that everybody has to move on the same day, so you have people leaving and and people coming in to places all on the same day. I'm told that's considered normal. Amazing. In the US, people are generally fully moved out days, sometimes weeks before the new owners move in.

hmmm
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on November 19, 2015, 01:16:45 AM
Saw the orthopedist today. I will using the wheelchair for three more weeks.  :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on November 19, 2015, 09:33:01 AM
Let's hope it's no longer than that.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on November 19, 2015, 11:03:10 AM
So Murphy's law is alive and well.
Just got a 6000,- NOK auto repair bill. Apparently the mufflers on my recently purchased van were so badly rusted that they came loose.  >:(
All fixed and shiny now, but I had planned much more fun with those monies.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on November 19, 2015, 11:11:31 AM
Stone me, that's over £450 in our money.  Hard luck, Guardian! :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on November 19, 2015, 12:54:09 PM
So Murphy's law is alive and well.
Just got a 6000,- NOK auto repair bill. Apparently the mufflers on my recently purchased van were so badly rusted that they came loose.  >:(
All fixed and shiny now, but I had planned much more fun with those monies.
Looks like you'll be on bread and water over here  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on November 19, 2015, 04:04:37 PM
So Murphy's law is alive and well.
Just got a 6000,- NOK auto repair bill. Apparently the mufflers on my recently purchased van were so badly rusted that they came loose.  >:(
All fixed and shiny now, but I had planned much more fun with those monies.
That is truly a reason to be grumpy!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 20, 2015, 01:37:19 AM
So Murphy's law is alive and well.
Just got a 6000,- NOK auto repair bill. Apparently the mufflers on my recently purchased van were so badly rusted that they came loose.  >:(
All fixed and shiny now, but I had planned much more fun with those monies.

That sucks!  :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on November 20, 2015, 07:49:41 PM
He's sitting here knocking back a brandy  :D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on November 20, 2015, 08:43:36 PM
He's sitting here knocking back a brandy  :D

So jealous.  :P
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 23, 2015, 12:05:15 AM
My dog has severe hip dysplasia and can barely walk. Today people were setting off fireworks almost nonstop, and the noise really stresses her out. She pooped in the kitchen...twice.  ::)

 :foottap:

I can't stay angry at her though. She's mastered the puppy dog look.

 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on November 23, 2015, 01:46:08 AM
xSP I am so sorry that your canine friend is dysplastic. That is a bummer. I had an Irish Setter girl that was my best friend in the whole world. She was cursed with displaysia.  The vet said that we could try an operation on the hip joint that might work. I said lets try it, it is better than the last resort of having to put her down. The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Molly, Lived for ten more years and was my best friend and she could run with the best of them. There was a lot of physical therapy in the interim. She also became an obedience credentialed dog with a fine reputation for superior performances in the ring. Irish setters are not famous for that sort of thing but molly was. That was many years ago and I still have some tears for having lost such a dedicated friend.

I do hope that there are some possibilities for your dog. 
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 23, 2015, 09:57:26 AM
Icarus, looks like a fine friend you had. Irish Setters are also such beautiful dogs.

As for mine, the vet was rather fatalistic about the progression and said there wasn't much I could do, and that it's too late. Thing is, my dog went to walking fine to having an incredibly unstable gait in a matter of days. She swerves her hind legs when she walks, and falls often. It wasn't something that was progressing slowly that I could catch it early and do something about it. She'll eventually not be able to walk again, the vet said. To add to that, she has also developed arthritis, which is what I've been giving her medications for.

I'm going to have to get a second opinion on what to do because my two main concerns are that she is in pain and that that she'll eventually never walk again. She's a German Shepard weighing slightly more than 30 kilos, so it's not like I'm going to be able to carry her here and there. I have seen small dogs using a sort of wheelchair for their hind legs, maybe I could get one for her.

My mother mentioned trying acupuncture (yes, believe it or not, there is acupuncture for canines). I'm extremely skeptical it would have some long term effect but at this point I'll try anything.

I really, really hope I don't have to make a certain decision in the near future. And now I'm fighting back tears again...     

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on November 24, 2015, 02:15:28 AM
xSP, German Shepherds have a high incidence of dysplastic problems as I am sure that you are aware. They are magnificent creatures that do not deserve that fate. 

You may have to do what you have to do.  I promise you that I will feel your pain and shed some honest tears on your and your dogs behalf. That will not be much comfort to you, but do know that there are those of us who care.
 

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on November 24, 2015, 11:11:00 AM
Commiserations!  I've had to do it very recently, as you may recall.  It always hurts. :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 24, 2015, 03:21:16 PM
Thank you for your empathy and words, Icarus. They are comforting as I mentally prepare for the dreaded possibility.

I remember, OldGit. And yes it does. When I was a teenager we had our dog put down and it wasn't easy. :(   

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Siz on November 24, 2015, 07:05:51 PM
Feeling truly rotten today - cold, sore throat, shivers. Guess I can't handle the pace! Luckily after today I'm office-bound until after xmas, so it's tea, internet and music all day... and maybe draw some lines on my screen.

Note to self: Don't stay up past the hour you'd normally be waking up. Duh!

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on December 01, 2015, 12:13:49 AM
Get well soon.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on December 01, 2015, 02:19:54 AM
Feeling truly rotten today - cold, sore throat, shivers. Guess I can't handle the pace! Luckily after today I'm office-bound until after xmas, so it's tea, internet and music all day... and maybe draw some lines on my screen.

Note to self: Don't stay up past the hour you'd normally be waking up. Duh!

Aww hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on December 01, 2015, 06:27:12 AM
after 2 good rainy seasons, looks like this year cyprus will have a drought. :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 01, 2015, 09:41:57 AM
The relevant deity is Jupiter Pluvius if yo want to get in touch.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on December 01, 2015, 07:22:57 PM
My current university is trying to charge me 500 dollars to move out at the end of the semester. What the fuck is wrong with these people.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on December 01, 2015, 08:33:54 PM
I don't know what's wrong with then other then that they are assholes.



I, on the other hand, am sitting in a mostly empty apartment. All the furniture has been sold or given to charity, and most of my stuff is loaded into the back of the van. Got to finish loading and cleaning the apartment tomorrow morning, and then drive to Bergen to catch a boat north.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on December 01, 2015, 08:50:47 PM
Well, my application for cancelling my housing was denied and they are making me pay 6 thousand dollars on an apartment that I will not be living in.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 01, 2015, 09:36:19 PM
Well, my application for cancelling my housing was denied and they are making me pay 6 thousand dollars on an apartment that I will not be living in.
What a bunch of f***ing bastards!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on December 01, 2015, 09:52:53 PM
Well, my application for cancelling my housing was denied and they are making me pay 6 thousand dollars on an apartment that I will not be living in.
What a bunch of f***ing bastards!

Their reasoning for denying me was because "Ivy Tech students live here too because it is so close so you can too." Which completely ignores the fact that there is no way for me to get there because I don't have a car and I can't afford to live here any more. I am already paying 3 grand more than what the advertised price is.

Seriously so upset right now and I don't know what to do. I can't meet with anybody until Friday so I just have to wait until then
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 01, 2015, 10:07:58 PM
Well, my application for cancelling my housing was denied and they are making me pay 6 thousand dollars on an apartment that I will not be living in.
What a bunch of f***ing bastards!

Their reasoning for denying me was because "Ivy Tech students live here too because it is so close so you can too." Which completely ignores the fact that there is no way for me to get there because I don't have a car and I can't afford to live here any more. I am already paying 3 grand more than what the advertised price is.

Seriously so upset right now and I don't know what to do. I can't meet with anybody until Friday so I just have to wait until then
Threaten them with a mad Viking with an axe  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on December 01, 2015, 10:14:30 PM
Well, my application for cancelling my housing was denied and they are making me pay 6 thousand dollars on an apartment that I will not be living in.
What a bunch of f***ing bastards!

Their reasoning for denying me was because "Ivy Tech students live here too because it is so close so you can too." Which completely ignores the fact that there is no way for me to get there because I don't have a car and I can't afford to live here any more. I am already paying 3 grand more than what the advertised price is.

Seriously so upset right now and I don't know what to do. I can't meet with anybody until Friday so I just have to wait until then
Threaten them with a mad Viking with an axe  ;D

Tempting...
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on December 01, 2015, 10:25:38 PM
:therethere: Budhorse4, I hope you can 'fix' this, soon.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on December 01, 2015, 11:28:39 PM
Well, my application for cancelling my housing was denied and they are making me pay 6 thousand dollars on an apartment that I will not be living in.
What a bunch of f***ing bastards!

Their reasoning for denying me was because "Ivy Tech students live here too because it is so close so you can too." Which completely ignores the fact that there is no way for me to get there because I don't have a car and I can't afford to live here any more. I am already paying 3 grand more than what the advertised price is.

Seriously so upset right now and I don't know what to do. I can't meet with anybody until Friday so I just have to wait until then
Threaten them with a mad Viking with an axe  ;D
Beat me to it...  :cartoonviking:


When you meet them tell them your cousin is a lawyer. Might work. Wait, don't we have a lawyer on HAF?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 02, 2015, 09:16:06 AM
Good luck with it, Buddy.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 02, 2015, 12:06:09 PM
Many bus lines aren't circulating today because lowlifes have set fire to 6 early this morning in different areas of the city.  :rant1:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 02, 2015, 01:06:07 PM
Many bus lines aren't circulating today because lowlifes have set fire to 6 early this morning in different areas of the city.  :rant1:
Why did they set fire to them?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 02, 2015, 02:25:20 PM
Many bus lines aren't circulating today because lowlifes have set fire to 6 early this morning in different areas of the city.  :rant1:
Why did they set fire to them?

Retribution for the death of one of their own by the police yesterday afternoon, apparently. 
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on December 02, 2015, 08:57:53 PM
Many bus lines aren't circulating today because lowlifes have set fire to 6 early this morning in different areas of the city.  :rant1:
Why did they set fire to them?

Retribution for the death of one of their own by the police yesterday afternoon, apparently.
wouldn't it have made more sense to torch a cop car then? :???:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 02, 2015, 09:31:07 PM
Many bus lines aren't circulating today because lowlifes have set fire to 6 early this morning in different areas of the city.  :rant1:
Why did they set fire to them?

Retribution for the death of one of their own by the police yesterday afternoon, apparently.
wouldn't it have made more sense to torch a cop car then? :???:

They're cowards. I guess it would be more difficult to torch a cop car since cops carry guns and can fight back. 

I'm just hoping the buses circulate normally tomorrow since I have places I have to be.   ::)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on December 03, 2015, 03:37:24 AM
Well, my application for cancelling my housing was denied and they are making me pay 6 thousand dollars on an apartment that I will not be living in.

So they require you to live on campus or something? I'm a little confused
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on December 03, 2015, 03:46:09 AM
Well, my application for cancelling my housing was denied and they are making me pay 6 thousand dollars on an apartment that I will not be living in.

So they require you to live on campus or something? I'm a little confused

It's not required, but living on campus was a better option than driving to school every day at the time. The problem is that I am transferring to a different school and will no longer be living on campus but the school is still trying to charge me for next semester.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on December 03, 2015, 03:58:09 AM
Well, my application for cancelling my housing was denied and they are making me pay 6 thousand dollars on an apartment that I will not be living in.

So they require you to live on campus or something? I'm a little confused

It's not required, but living on campus was a better option than driving to school every day at the time. The problem is that I am transferring to a different school and will no longer be living on campus but the school is still trying to charge me for next semester.

What if you found someone else to take over your spot in the apartment, i/e take over your lease? I became a landlord recently, and some of the laws I read to prepare for it mentioned that if a tenant is trying to break a lease, the landlord needs to make a reasonable effort to find someone to take over the lease before holding the lessee in contempt. I'm not sure if the same laws apply in your state, but it's probably worth looking into.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on December 07, 2015, 05:30:07 AM
Not a good weekend. I could hardly get out of bed. My injured knee is swollen again and hurts nonstop. Just walking the 10 or 12 steps to the bathroom was enough to bring me to tears.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 07, 2015, 09:28:01 AM
We still haven't got a date to move house.  The person buying ours wants to go by Christmas, and the guy we're buying off is happy with that.  We're ready, but the lawyers are still piddling around.  Looks like mid-January now, as nothing will be done over Christmas.

Quote from: Shakespeare
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 07, 2015, 01:04:13 PM
OG did you see that poor sod who had sold his house (but not exchanged) which got flooded over the weekend?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 07, 2015, 05:38:02 PM
No, I missed that.  Poor bugger.  He may not lose any money directly, but he'll have a job to sell it again now.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 07, 2015, 07:27:10 PM
No, I missed that.  Poor bugger.  He may not lose any money directly, but he'll have a job to sell it again now.
Exactly.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on December 08, 2015, 08:14:47 PM
My wife is moving in with me again. There goes my freedom :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 08, 2015, 09:05:40 PM
My wife is moving in with me again. There goes my freedom :(
:rofl:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 09, 2015, 01:34:44 PM
Quote from: Tom62
My wife is moving in with me again. There goes my freedom :(
Quote from: Goethe
Das Ewig-Weibliche zieht uns hinan.

 ;)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on December 10, 2015, 01:45:12 AM
Four more weeks of using the wheelchair at work.  >:( Apparently, my various forms of arthritis are impeding the healing process somewhat.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 10, 2015, 08:06:45 AM
Four more weeks of using the wheelchair at work.  >:( Apparently, my various forms of arthritis are impeding the healing process somewhat.
Cheer up. Put some tinsel on it and spread good cheer!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on December 10, 2015, 09:12:18 AM
Four more weeks of using the wheelchair at work.  >:( Apparently, my various forms of arthritis are impeding the healing process somewhat.
Cheer up. Put some tinsel on it and spread good cheer!

And battery powered LED rope.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 10, 2015, 12:53:22 PM
Four more weeks of using the wheelchair at work.  >:( Apparently, my various forms of arthritis are impeding the healing process somewhat.
Cheer up. Put some tinsel on it and spread good cheer!

And battery powered LED rope.

Absolutely! And a flashing blue light. For safety that is.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on December 10, 2015, 12:55:26 PM
Rockets. Definetly needs to put rockets on it.  8)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on December 10, 2015, 01:09:07 PM
So sorry to hear of you troubles Velma, but I like the idea of the decorations and led lights. I do hope your knee heals soon. Budhorse4, it sounds as though your landlords are really trying it on, or al least being very legalistic; I do hope you can get some help with it; it's a horrendous amount. As for you Tom62, you never know, you might get to like it!
At least the FSM and its followers don't make promises to make everything all right. We've only got each other.  :hug2:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on December 10, 2015, 05:34:51 PM
Maybe I should go out this weekend and look for some decorations for the wheelchair. It could be fun!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on December 10, 2015, 05:48:10 PM
If you do take some pictures!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on December 10, 2015, 06:52:56 PM
I certainly will.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on December 10, 2015, 07:44:25 PM
Maybe I should go out this weekend and look for some decorations for the wheelchair. It could be fun!

And rockets! Nothing says fun like rockets. Propulsion or armaments, doesn't matter.  8)

And yes. Pictures, please.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on December 13, 2015, 01:48:06 PM
The last three days I've been packing one carton after the other. Amazing how much stuff women need. Worst of all, my wife loves scrapbooking and card making. Her whole appartment is full of stamps, dies, colours, cutters, paper and other crafting material. Since her appartmetn doesn't have an elevator, I can carry all the heavy cartons three floors down.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 13, 2015, 03:03:00 PM
The last three days I've been packing one carton after the other. Amazing how much stuff women need. Worst of all, my wife loves scrapbooking and card making. Her whole appartment is full of stamps, dies, colours, cutters, paper and other crafting material. Since her appartmetn doesn't have an elevator, I can carry all the heavy cartons three floors down.
Down is bad.
Up is worse!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on December 14, 2015, 03:31:15 AM
So I'm going to see Bruce Springsteen in February. First time ever, and though I'm a little young for when he was at his peak, I've always loved his music. I'm grumpy because I'm going by myself.  In the past few years I've had to go to more and more shows on my own because too many friends are either having kids and hardly ever make it out or just don't share the same musical interests as me (this is one is a combination of the two). My wife goes to some shows with me, but she's not into rock or jam band stuff, which is fine. But no one was willing to come out to see Soundgarden with me, or Dream Theater or Buddy Guy or Joe Satriani. Getting a little tired of this, and feeling a bit lame too.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 14, 2015, 09:30:47 AM
Tom, I deeply sympathise about carring loads of stuff out.  I've had a lot of that myself lately. :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on December 14, 2015, 11:37:59 AM
Tom, I deeply sympathise about carring loads of stuff out.  I've had a lot of that myself lately. :(
I second this sentiment. Moving is quite a bother.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on December 14, 2015, 12:25:42 PM
Tom, I deeply sympathise about carring loads of stuff out.  I've had a lot of that myself lately. :(
I second this sentiment. Moving is quite a bother.

Thank you guys. Hopefully it will be the last one. But, I somehow doubt that it will be the case. My wife is rather restless, so I assume that we'll move again before we both retire.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on December 14, 2015, 01:15:02 PM
So I'm going to see Bruce Springsteen in February. First time ever, and though I'm a little young for when he was at his peak, I've always loved his music. I'm grumpy because I'm going by myself.  In the past few years I've had to go to more and more shows on my own because too many friends are either having kids and hardly ever make it out or just don't share the same musical interests as me (this is one is a combination of the two). My wife goes to some shows with me, but she's not into rock or jam band stuff, which is fine. But no one was willing to come out to see Soundgarden with me, or Dream Theater or Buddy Guy or Joe Satriani. Getting a little tired of this, and feeling a bit lame too.

It's a pain isn't it Firebird? Things will probably improve again as your friends' childcaring responsibilities  start to diminish. I am lucky enough to have a friend who enjoys the theatre as much as I do. I was very happy though that my husband came to see 'Bridge of Spies' with me. I thought it would be too slow for him, but he enjoyed it. We both rate Tom Hanks very highly. I have a friend who goes to Indie (don't know what that sounds like), concerts on her own, but she always seems to meet people there. Anyway, enjoy. :jumps:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on December 14, 2015, 03:47:14 PM
So I'm going to see Bruce Springsteen in February. First time ever, and though I'm a little young for when he was at his peak, I've always loved his music. I'm grumpy because I'm going by myself.  In the past few years I've had to go to more and more shows on my own because too many friends are either having kids and hardly ever make it out or just don't share the same musical interests as me (this is one is a combination of the two). My wife goes to some shows with me, but she's not into rock or jam band stuff, which is fine. But no one was willing to come out to see Soundgarden with me, or Dream Theater or Buddy Guy or Joe Satriani. Getting a little tired of this, and feeling a bit lame too.

Too bad you're so far north. I'd love to have seen Soundgarden. Springsteen too.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 14, 2015, 03:57:45 PM
Tom, I deeply sympathise about carring loads of stuff out.  I've had a lot of that myself lately. :(
I second this sentiment. Moving is quite a bother.

Thank you guys. Hopefully it will be the last one. But, I somehow doubt that it will be the case. My wife is rather restless, so I assume that we'll move again before we both retire.

I think moving is great! It's exciting. Of course it's much easier when you get a moving company to do all that arduous work for you.  :badger: 

I love the smell of new cartons filled with old stuff!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 14, 2015, 04:42:35 PM
Quote from: Fernanda
I think moving is great! It's exciting. Of course it's much easier when you get a moving company to do all that arduous work for you.

OK, but it's the endless niggling about silly legal details that drives you mad in the UK.  My buyer's lawyer has spent four weeks asking for guarantee certificates for some new windows, though we told him at the start that we can't find them.  And so on.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on December 14, 2015, 09:14:23 PM
Went out today and lit the forge. The weather was nearly perfect; nicely overcast if a bit warm. I got everything hot, cleaned up, and ready to go. Then the piece of leaf spring I was working on started to crack. So, back into the fire it went, followed by the ash bucket to anneal again. Moved onto a file I planned to use for a few chisels... and the rain started. One of those annoying, light rains that's just enough to stop you from doing what you were doing.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on December 14, 2015, 11:51:38 PM
JJ are you familiar with the cutting tool called; Slick?  It is a giant chisel, 3 to 4 inches wide, with a long handle, usually made from a truck leaf spring. It is a deliberately heavy tool revered by old time boat builders. It is capable of taking a paper thin shave, rabbeting, or removing a heavy chunk. The weight gives it sufficient control to do delicate wood work. 

I have the leaf spring, all milled, to shape, drilled and tapped for the handle, but have not gotten around to heat treating and annealing yet. Alas I have no forge, only the gas fired burners that make me less than confident. I do have Temple strips to reveal the temperatures, It is said that the correct heat treat temp can be ascertained with the use of a magnet. The magnet is not attracted to the metal when the temp is elevated to the quenching temp..  Is this something that you know about? I am trying to do this right, but I am suspicious of the gas fired flame and its affect on the hot metal part. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on December 15, 2015, 06:54:10 AM
Heat treating generally involves heating the piece to a non-magnetic temperature - you are converting the perlite structure to austenite - and then rapidly cooling the piece to convert the austenite to martensite. Tempering produces tempered martensite, which relieves stress and is an operation that can safely be performed in a standard oven. I say generally because some steels are VERY finicky about treatment procedures. Stainless steels are a prime example of this, requiring precise heating and accurate soaks above the curie point to avoid decarburizing or excessive scaling.

Annealing softens the steel, converting whatever martensitic structure may be present back into perlite by allowing the steel to cool slowly enough to allow a full phase change to take place. You probably won't need to perform that particular operation but I might recommend thermally cycling to refine the grain structure and remove any stresses that may be present. If the spring was straightened cold it is highly likely that stress in the structure is present which would likely manifest itself in warpage as the piece is quenched. Cycling is done by normalizing - heating and air cooling the piece - and three cycles are usually recommended by knife makers. A chisel isn't that far removed from a knife in the end.

As to lacking a forge, they are quite simple to build. You will probably have some trouble getting the piece heated sufficiently with only a propane burner, though an oxy-propane torch would work nicely. A simple gas forge can be built using soft insulating firebricks, but be warned that they don't stand up well to thermal shock. Cracking is inevitable, eventually at least.

With a bit of Kaowool you could make a very nice gas forge. Almost any nongalvanized steel container holds the wool and it's just a matter of tuning the burners. There is a design called The Frosty T-Burner, developed by an Alaskan smith named Jerry Frost which comes highly recommended. Anyone I've seen build a T-Burner that didn't work didn't follow his directions. Never actually built one myself though, I'm an anthracite kinda guy.

A solid fuel forge can be as simple as a hole in the ground with an air source. Dig a hole, buy a bag of charcoal (lump works best, but briquettes will do in a pinch) and play around with getting the temperature right using a hairdryer. Adding more fuel doesn't make a fire hot. Adding more air, within reason, does. A wooden box packed with clay or cob works as well, if you don't want to work stooped over. If you go with charcoal though, make sure your airflow is from the SIDE, not the bottom. Side blasts work much more smoothly with charcoal.

One more suggestion. Before you attempt to heat treat your finished slick, test a small piece of the same material. That spring may be water hardening, but if it's oil hardening it's likely to crack if cooled too rapidly. Use oil heated to 150F first and see if a file bites into the material after it has cooled. If not, try again with water. You may even need to use brine. And when you treat your finished slick, make sure the final bevel isn't ground all the way to the tip. Otherwise you'll probably burn the tip off in the fire and waste all of your work.

So yeah, I think I covered everything... THATLAZYMACHINIST on YouTube has an excellent video on heat treating if you're interested. Steve Sells also has a few good articles over at iforgeiron.com. It's not a terribly difficult process, but you can trip yourself up easily.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 15, 2015, 12:09:05 PM
Quote from: Fernanda
I think moving is great! It's exciting. Of course it's much easier when you get a moving company to do all that arduous work for you.

OK, but it's the endless niggling about silly legal details that drives you mad in the UK.  My buyer's lawyer has spent four weeks asking for guarantee certificates for some new windows, though we told him at the start that we can't find them.  And so on.

:eh: OG, I believe you have found someone who could possibly be more annoying than JWs.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 15, 2015, 12:36:42 PM
Quote from: Fernanda
I think moving is great! It's exciting. Of course it's much easier when you get a moving company to do all that arduous work for you.

OK, but it's the endless niggling about silly legal details that drives you mad in the UK.  My buyer's lawyer has spent four weeks asking for guarantee certificates for some new windows, though we told him at the start that we can't find them.  And so on.

:eh: OG, I believe you have found someone who could possibly be more annoying than JWs.
And what is worse is that lawyers are paid to be a pain in the arse!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 15, 2015, 06:20:17 PM
Quote from: Fernanda
OG, I believe you have found someone who could possibly be more annoying than JWs.

You're not kidding.  He's noticed on the plan that there's a 3-foot strip between the road and my garden wall.  We keep telling him that it's the pavement - what else?  But for some reason he has legal worries.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bluenose on December 19, 2015, 08:33:48 AM
Feeling hot and grumpy. Today was 42 deg C. It's forecast to be the hottest December overnight temperature on record at 29 deg C. Aready had a couple of fires in the surrounding area, expecting high temperature and high winds tomorrow. Total fire ban throughout the state (that's an area the size of the UK.) As I said, feeling grumpy!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on December 19, 2015, 03:12:01 PM
Quote from: Fernanda
OG, I believe you have found someone who could possibly be more annoying than JWs.

You're not kidding.  He's noticed on the plan that there's a 3-foot strip between the road and my garden wall.  We keep telling him that it's the pavement - what else?  But for some reason he has legal worries.  >:(

Tell him it's a landing strip for Lilliputian aviators and see what he says.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on December 19, 2015, 05:02:45 PM
Feeling hot and grumpy. Today was 42 deg C. It's forecast to be the hottest December overnight temperature on record at 29 deg C. Aready had a couple of fires in the surrounding area, expecting high temperature and high winds tomorrow. Total fire ban throughout the state (that's an area the size of the UK.) As I said, feeling grumpy!

I forget, which state are you in?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bluenose on December 19, 2015, 07:45:04 PM
Feeling hot and grumpy. Today was 42 deg C. It's forecast to be the hottest December overnight temperature on record at 29 deg C. Aready had a couple of fires in the surrounding area, expecting high temperature and high winds tomorrow. Total fire ban throughout the state (that's an area the size of the UK.) As I said, feeling grumpy!

I forget, which state are you in?

Victoria,  in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on December 21, 2015, 02:14:38 PM
Ooh, the weather's making me grumpy, too! Like, I thought the past several winters were lame? This one really takes the cake.

It's the day of the Winter Solstice, and the trees are trying to grow their leaves back. Seriously.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 21, 2015, 02:50:57 PM
Over here, too, temperatures have been ridiculously warm: 56 to 60 F.  All sorts of stuff is growing - flowers, grass, even strawberries are forming.  I've already cut our lawn once this month and need to cut it again if it gets even moderately dry.

ETA By the way, I'm at 52 10 North.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on December 21, 2015, 06:57:21 PM
Here in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the predicted high is 63 F. It is already 64 F at about 1 PM. Not that I am complaining, I hate winter.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on December 22, 2015, 07:59:31 AM
Wow, even in the UK? It's been in the 50s F in Boston too, probably in the 60s on Christmas.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 22, 2015, 09:13:58 AM
Quote from: jj
Tell him it's a landing strip for Lilliputian aviators and see what he says.

OMFSM, no!  He'd spend another week querying that with my solicitors. ::)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 22, 2015, 12:54:04 PM
Quote from: jj
Tell him it's a landing strip for Lilliputian aviators and see what he says.

OMFSM, no!  He'd spend another week querying that with my solicitors. ::)
When you've moved tell him that then  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 22, 2015, 06:04:56 PM
Quote from: jj
Tell him it's a landing strip for Lilliputian aviators and see what he says.

OMFSM, no!  He'd spend another week querying that with my solicitors. ::)
When you've moved tell him that then  ;)

Good idea!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 23, 2015, 06:49:59 PM
So...at the insistence of my mother I'm now at her parent's house. They're very religious seventh day Adventists. The first thing you see when you enter through their door is piles of DVDs on creationism, the Bible and "How to be saved", just so you get some context. That doesn't bother me, the praying before meals doesn't bother me and praying practically every time we walk out the door also isn't a reason to be grumpy.

What really irks me are the conversations. Yesterday my grandfather started rambling on about how the Grand Canyon was carved into the earth because of the biblical flood, and that mankind's actions causes natural disasters. My grandmother thinks that natural disasters herald the end of the world. My university-educated uncle got inspired and started talking about how evolution is false and creationism is true.  :blahblah:

I would glance every so often to my mother who was sitting opposite of me but she would give me a "don't you dare" look. She's the only one who knows I'm a godless heathen.

Halp! 

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 23, 2015, 06:55:10 PM
^^^ Oh dear!!!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on December 23, 2015, 08:32:40 PM
Is there a good reason why your mother doesn't want you to respond to your other relatives, other than avoiding a scene? Perhaps she doesn't trust them to handle it like the mature adults that they are. If that's the case, she does know them well, and she's probably right.

Do you think you would get any satisfaction from engaging with their beliefs? If so, would that be worth the possible response of unreasoning ire? Is there a chance that a permanent rift might be created if you discussed these topics with them?

I don't doubt that these are fine folks, and in the case of relatives, often the best course is to smile and shake your head, rather than stir them up. If they question you, no reason to lie, but maybe a diplomatic response like "I don't really feel like getting into it" is best, followed by a change of subject. :geezersay:

ETA: To be clear, the questions above aren't meant to be answered here, unless you want to. They're merely thoughts that crossed my mind when thinking about your post, xSilverPhinx.   :)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on December 23, 2015, 09:34:29 PM
Just grin and bear it.  From the sound of it, contesting them will only lead to friction, conflict and regret.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on December 23, 2015, 09:44:28 PM
Just grin and bear it.  From the sound of it, contesting them will only lead to friction, conflict and regret.
Imagine what would have happened if the early Christians had taken that attitude  ;) :D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on December 23, 2015, 09:45:16 PM
Recusant gives good advice xSP.   It is not easy to endure absurdity but we'll just have to do it to preserve the family peace. I/we feel for you. If it is any comfort ( probably not), quite a few of us have family members who are annoyingly religious.

I join you in angst, I have to endure some of that too.  My daughter is a very intelligent and accomplished woman. In spite of her university education, and early exposure to my scientific tendencies and dedication to logic, she is an active Southern Baptist.  I will have to excuse her because she lives in a small southern town that has a church on every street corner. That kind of environment contaminates ones brain. I try not to think about that unfortunate state of affairs. Sometimes I think that I have not been a sufficiently responsible parent. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on December 23, 2015, 10:14:29 PM
xSilverPhinx, I admire your patience.
You probably feel like this inside:
Spoiler: show
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3wn8h1_Xv5I/UYo2GFnZuYI/AAAAAAAALs0/Asmb87Y3Y-0/s1600/jericho-missile.gif)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on December 24, 2015, 03:47:54 AM

I would glance every so often to my mother who was sitting opposite of me but she would give me a "don't you dare" look. She's the only one who knows I'm a godless heathen.


Very familiar with this look.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on December 24, 2015, 10:58:35 AM

I would glance every so often to my mother who was sitting opposite of me but she would give me a "don't you dare" look. She's the only one who knows I'm a godless heathen.


Very familiar with this look.
Cannot claim similar circumstances, but you have my sympathies.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 24, 2015, 11:57:31 AM
We have to pick our battles. I think there would be no point engaging with their beliefs, it won't change their mind and might cause a permanent rift, especially with my grandfather, who is the type who preaches that "fire and brimstone" is the fate that awaits those who do not believe in his particular brand of religion. My grandother and uncle are more easy-going. I just don't feel like testing those waters and having people look at me like I need to undergo exorcism or something, so I just sat there quietly and tried not to give too much away nonverbally.  :-X

:sad sigh:

Yesterday we talked about politics, which was...interesting.  :slapfight:

What will it be today, I wonder?  :tellmemore:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on December 24, 2015, 12:33:37 PM
Sounds like fun to me. All you need is one word and everything will go crazy. You don't even need to be explicit, during a rant you just say the Portuguese equivalent of "nonsense!". Though you do come across as a pleasant person who wouldn't stir the pot.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bluenose on December 24, 2015, 01:25:10 PM
I don't know how you keep your mouth shut, I'm sure i couldn't. The more nonsensical the BS the harder i would find it to stay quiet. I think you're a better man than me. I'm just lucky that my family all know I'm an unbeliever, but it is easier because all my kids' generation have turned out atheist, even though both my neice and nephew and i are all products of the Catholic education system. My kids seemed to survive the best efforts of their maternal grandmother to convert them.  She even tried Pascal's wager on me about that - when she finally cement down to "why not get then baptized anyway" I said "for the same reason they're not going to have a bar mitzva". She didn't have a reply to that, lol. I have no good advice how to handle your grandparents, it's an ugly situation. I hope you're able to navigate the treacherous wagers safely without running aground on the reef of unreason. Either way, always remember you can come here for some moral support.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on December 24, 2015, 01:29:03 PM
I admire you for keeping schtumm.  I could never do it.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on December 24, 2015, 01:46:14 PM
I feel lucky, even though I really can't (well, shouldn't) tell any of my family members that I don't believe anymore, they are all very laid-back. My parents even stopped going to church years and years ago, putting zero pressure on me to go.

My grandpa was a very strong Christian, and held some beliefs that were a little extreme, but looking back at it - aside from pulling me to church the Sunday of the week I'd go see them during the summer - he never even began to push these beliefs on me.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 24, 2015, 02:57:11 PM
Well, not having to look for a hotel room in the middle of the night after all hell is unleashed is a powerful incentive to bite one's tongue.  :shhh:

If you channel enough tension this way you won't be able to speak properly for a few hours anyways.  ;)


Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on December 24, 2015, 05:16:03 PM
I'd also have a very hard time holding back. Even if I managed to keep my mouth shut,  my eyes would roll so much they'd end up in the back of my head. Just have a good pillow handy so you can smack your head into it repeatedly afterward.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on December 24, 2015, 05:38:14 PM
When I visited my oldest brother and parents (who were staying with his family), I held back at first. Then the quips started to get more frequent and crazy, from how our socialist government is ruining everything, trying to say that Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is more than a piece of shit, and climate change denial ridiculousness. So I stopped holding back and directly talked about what they said. I kept making jokes, but making sure not to let the BS go. It only lasted about 2.5 hours, but it felt much longer. Some things my parents and brother said include, "the Mexicans," "good for Shkreli to raise the price of the AIDS drug," "if you're not 100% conservative, then you're a liberal destroying the country," and "Scalia is the last hope this country has."

But it was fun showing them how their supposed conservative heroes are doing the very things they try to blame on "the liberals," from taking freedoms to hurting the economy.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on December 25, 2015, 01:52:49 AM
Davin I do hope that you were able to make a dent in the ultra conservative armor of your relatives.   

I have been unable to figure out why the word "socialism" has been anathema to some of our citizens.  They also misinterpret words like "theory" in its scientific context, and persist in believing in conspiracy "theories" while denying iron clad evidence of climate change. 

Dwight Eisenhower was one of our more highly respected presidents but in retrospect, he must have been the embodiment of socialist endeavor because under his administration we built an interstate highway system using federal money which was clearly a socialist plot.  Under FDR we were assailed by another socialist plot which became known as Social Security. Congress also funnels loads of money to universities to be used for the purpose of research and development into such things as cancer studies, agricultural developement, animal husbandry, potable water supply enlightenments, and a few other hateful socialist exercises.  Then there is the FAA that keeps the aviation industry intact and operable, Then there is NOAA the corrupt government outfit who monitors hurricanes and tornadoes and manages to give early warnings to affected areas and save countless lives.  Damned socialists! The US Geodetic survey makes it possible to keep commercial shipping and pleasure boating reasonably safe, TVA let a whole bunch of people have electricity, perish the socialistic thought.  The US coast Guard maintains  aids to navigation, interdict drug smugglers, and conduct frequent and dangerous air/sea and sea/sea rescues. Then there is the US forestry service, the national Park system, the FBI, CIA, the.... need we continue our indictment of all those other nefarious socialist outfits? 

Of course Obama is a communist, Muslim, Kenyan ( I hesitate to use the N word)  who is totally unqualified to be our POTUS. Yeah right! He ain't doing too badly when compared to his predecessor. Meanwhile an individual with a Gargantuan ego, who has no use for fact, is our leading...by far.........potential nominee for president. Did I mention that he is a shit for brains bully with funny hair?  Pray tell why so much of our citizenry is so far out in right field that they will have to get a second ticket to even get into the ball park?  That is the big question.

Help, I'm waiting to exhale.     
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on December 25, 2015, 07:21:45 AM

Dwight Eisenhower was one of our more highly respected presidents but in retrospect, he must have been the embodiment of socialist endeavor because under his administration we built an interstate highway system using federal money which was clearly a socialist plot. 

By their definition he was. Eisenhower also was very aware of the dangers of the military industrial complex and tried to warn the country about it, which would probably qualify as capitulation today. Hell, they fetishize Ronald Reagan so much, yet he would never be elected today.
The Republicans have spent the last 30 years catering to angry racist white men with guns and evangelical Christians. This is the end result. Trump is the embodiment of the base they catered to but didn't expect to actually vote for. My hope is that it breaks the party and we end up with a legit opposition formed from the ashes.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on December 26, 2015, 04:42:53 AM
xSilverPhinx, things like that are part of the reason I am glad I live so far from all of my relatives. I'm able to bit my tongue, but my husband isn't.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on December 26, 2015, 09:53:37 AM
My hope is that it breaks the party and we end up with a legit opposition formed from the ashes.

That is a worthy hope. The problem is that though the Republican establishment has pretty much lost control of the more extremist elements of their party, the party as a whole has been very successful in statewide and local elections. This is at least partly due to the creation of safe seats through gerrymandering. While plenty of those safe seats have been lost by the establishment to Tea Party challengers, they're still nominally Republican. To me, it seems like the Tea Party wing is more inclined to continue taking over the party, rather than actually splitting it.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on December 26, 2015, 09:55:44 AM
When I mentioned that I don't really have any problems with my family and religion, I kind of forgot that my brother-in-law wants to send my nephew to a private Christian school. Oh, I've had to bite my tongue on that one!

Thankfully, the only thing religious that got brought up yesterday was my sister's disdain for Jehovah's Witnesses. She called them a cult, but the conversation never really went further than that.

But if anyone's going to start anything it's those two. >.<
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 26, 2015, 12:51:58 PM
xSilverPhinx, things like that are part of the reason I am glad I live so far from all of my relatives. I'm able to bit my tongue, but my husband isn't.

Me too. Luckily I'm only here until Monday. Home is 1100 kms away. I'll only be here for a week total and I don't think I could take more than that. ::)

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on January 01, 2016, 08:08:22 PM
Physical therapy is killing me. I've only been twice, but my knee is as swollen and painful as it was three weeks after my injury. It has been over 11 weeks now since I hurt my knee.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on January 01, 2016, 08:25:46 PM
Physiotherapy always seems worse than the injury.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on January 01, 2016, 09:03:54 PM
I've been through it before, but it never set me back like this. I was able to stand for a few minutes, keeping most of my weight on my left leg and using my right one for balance. Now I no longer can. I also back to debating with myself whether or not I need to go to the toilet badly enough to put up with the pain of standing and inching myself to the bathroom while putting as much weight on my arms as they can stand. Even with pain medication, I'm hardly able to sleep. I am very, very grumpy.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 02, 2016, 12:18:51 AM
Well I seem to be starting the new year off right this time. The car broke down coming off the ferry last night and I had to load the beast on my brother's trailer in between boats using a come-a-long, tearing my hands to pieces in the process. Without wheels I missed a day of work trying to get it running again, and have improved from not running at all to what GM apparently calls the "phantom stall" meaning the car isn't driveable on the highway.

If I'm lucky it's the MAF sensor that I just replaced and still under warranty. A little unlucky would mean an O2 sensor which is fairly cheap and not tooooo bad to install. Unlucky could mean either the cam position sensor, meaning I'd have to partially dissasemble the engine. Royally screwed would be the crank position sensor. To replace that the harmonic balancer needs to be removed THROUGH the passenger side wheel well.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 02, 2016, 09:37:05 AM
What did you do to get it part-running?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on January 02, 2016, 11:29:28 AM
Well I seem to be starting the new year off right this time. The car broke down coming off the ferry last night and I had to load the beast on my brother's trailer in between boats using a come-a-long, tearing my hands to pieces in the process. Without wheels I missed a day of work trying to get it running again, and have improved from not running at all to what GM apparently calls the "phantom stall" meaning the car isn't driveable on the highway.

If I'm lucky it's the MAF sensor that I just replaced and still under warranty. A little unlucky would mean an O2 sensor which is fairly cheap and not tooooo bad to install. Unlucky could mean either the cam position sensor, meaning I'd have to partially dissasemble the engine. Royally screwed would be the crank position sensor. To replace that the harmonic balancer needs to be removed THROUGH the passenger side wheel well.  >:(

Was going to say this to you yesterday but forgot, I'll probably forget again so before I do....do you think it has anything to do with hitting the deer?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 02, 2016, 11:37:28 AM
He hit a deer? Did you eat it?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 02, 2016, 01:09:14 PM
What did you do to get it part-running?

Replaced the plugs and tried a large dose of fuel treatment. It was acting like there was water in the fuel system and getting it started and running the piss out of it cleared that up but the stall came back.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 02, 2016, 01:11:19 PM
Was going to say this to you yesterday but forgot, I'll probably forget again so before I do....do you think it has anything to do with hitting the deer?

I seriously doubt it. The issue seems to be related to a combination of the rain we had and a faulty sensor. The deer just wrecked a headlight and bent a fender and the hood.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 02, 2016, 01:12:44 PM
He hit a deer? Did you eat it?

No. She hit and ran.... my brother's first question was "where is the deer?!" His freezer is running low....
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 02, 2016, 10:17:04 PM
He hit a deer? Did you eat it?

No. She hit and ran.... my brother's first question was "where is the deer?!" His freezer is running low....

Nothing like a good piece of road kill. Here in Michigan a couple blokes got into a fist fight over a deer that was laying dead on the roadside. One guy had hit the deer and gone home to get his truck, when he came back another guy was loading the deer onto his vehicle.

Can't beat venison...worth a good fist fight (As long as you win)

Good luck with the car JJ.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 03, 2016, 03:33:07 AM
Nothing like a good piece of road kill.

Bruno's new theme song.... https://youtu.be/qdI4kmvVqfc (https://youtu.be/qdI4kmvVqfc)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on January 03, 2016, 04:01:50 AM
JJ those damned new fangled cars are actually the product of a conspiracy. What with all the electronic goodies, owner servicing is almost impossible unless you have serious diagnostic instrumentation.  ECM, NO2 sensor, MAF sensor, crank trigger sensor, and PITA (pain in the ass) sensor, the whole deal is a can of worms foisted on us by an evil syndicate in the east.

My Honda Element had an air bag recall. The dealer did it at no cost but the friggin dashboard light came on soon after the replacement. The light is a warning that the air bags are inoperable. Honda dealer would diagnose the problem for $85. Then maybe $1500 to make the airbags light go off depending on whatever the problem might be. I have a car tech friend with the appropriate diagnostic instrument. In less than 60 seconds he and the magic box determined that the driver side seat belt buckle was faulty. A new buckle from the Honda dealer is $208.  I opened the buckle with a tool that most sane people do not have. The damned buckle was laden with dirt and cookie crumbs or whatever. I cleaned it and the micro switch within the buckle works just fine. I have saved $208 but most people do not have the tools or mechanical knowledge and skills to do such a thing. I say again........ A conspiracy. 

While I was in the Honda dealers "Service advisor" area a customer was settling the bill for routine maintenance for his Honda Pilot. It was a routine maintenance deal. The customer was a little taken aback by the 900 plus dollar bill. The service advisor read him the itemized bill.........A new set of spark plugs, $360 dollars. No shit batman $360 dollars for six spark plugs and the removal and replacement labor charge. Oh Joy. Yep, my tech guy tells me that flat rate R&R to change that vehicles spark plugs is two and a half hours.  You have to release two of the motor mounts to tilt the engine so that you can get at the three plugs in the rear. Some of the GM front drive cars have the same ill conceived design characteristic.

Way back in the day I bought a new 1964 Dodge Dart with the slant six engine. That car got much better fuel mileage than my late model Honda, my wife's Subaru Outback, or her Nissan Altima, or her Mitsubishi Diamonte, or my Mazda MPV.  The little Dodge had no electronic doo dads, it could be repaired with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver, it did not need a diagnostic magic box to tell me that it would like me to replace the plugs or the distributor cap. The little Dart never gave me a minutes trouble in 80,000 miles. I could replace the spark plugs, all six of them, in ten minutes.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 03, 2016, 04:38:24 AM
Dealerships are a ripoff no matter where you go or what you do. The plugs on a transverse V6 can be a pain - if you don't know the trick. It's as simple as putting the transmission in neutral and using a prybar to tilt the engine forward. Those hydraulic motor mounts in modern cars come in handy for more than just reducing engine vibration. A helper is a plus but one person can do the job if they pin things in the right places.

Fuel filters are similarly tricky. Whereas most older vehicles had a pair of nuts holding the filter in the lines late model cars often have a plastic clip which "requires" a special tool sold by the Snappy man to remove. Two pieces of stiff, bent metal will accomplish the same. Just remember to pull the fuel pump relay and start the engine with what little fuel is left in the lines to depressurize the system. Gas spraying everywhere is no fun at all.

Some auto parts places even have a scanner capable of pulling stored codes along with employees skilled enough to use them. With that and a bit of patience and capacity for understanding it's possible to diagnose just about any sensor related issue. With minimal hand tools and rudimentary skills using them your diagnosis can be used to fix the problem. Just don't expect the idiot light to go off immediately. It can take a day or so for the ECU to come to terms with a new sensor.

That might seem like a pain but it's considerably better than the good old' days when a valve job was considered routine maintainance. Pulling a head and servicing the valvetrain is a job that requires special tooling and experience. I've done it before but lack the tools to do it for myself. Heck, I don't even have a torque wrench, so I would be apprehensive about changing a head gasket myself, though I've done that too. Sure, you can do without one - the proper tightening order is actually more important than the torque spec - but it's still something I'd rather borrow than do without.

All in all I'd take a modern vehicle over a classic. They have their charms but they also have serious issues. One of those grass looks greener from the other side sort of things. Good codes, analytical skills, and internet access can seriously reduce your repair bill. Think about the problem from the simplest to the most complex, get some codes, and do your research. Then shop around for parts. It's usually cheaper and faster than getting a vehicle into a shop and waiting for them to get around to fixing it. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 03, 2016, 11:40:05 AM
Yes, maintainance of the older cars was cheaper and simpler in some ways - grinding in the valves was hard work, but not rocket science compared with chasing down elusive computer-based faults.

For me, the main point was that they were constantly needing maintainance.  My first Mini actually had six grease nipples to be done every 6,000 miles with an oil and filter change.  The points were always closing up and the mixture didn't stay right for long, nor did the finicky adjustment of the drum brakes.  Etc etc.  Modern cars may cost a bomb fo fix, but it isn't needed nearly so often.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on January 03, 2016, 01:40:32 PM
Yes, maintainance of the older cars was cheaper and simpler in some ways - grinding in the valves was hard work, but not rocket science compared with chasing down elusive computer-based faults.

For me, the main point was that they were constantly needing maintainance.  My first Mini actually had six grease nipples to be done every 6,000 miles with an oil and filter change.  The points were always closing up and the mixture didn't stay right for long, nor did the finicky adjustment of the drum brakes.  Etc etc.  Modern cars may cost a bomb fo fix, but it isn't needed nearly so often.

Also with many new cars you are covered by their guarantees, especially if you lease rather than buy. Which is the only sensible option if you want to have new models of cars though may not sit well with people who like to own things.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 03, 2016, 03:18:59 PM
Good point.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 03, 2016, 04:47:39 PM
Nothing like a good piece of road kill.

Bruno's new theme song.... https://youtu.be/qdI4kmvVqfc (https://youtu.be/qdI4kmvVqfc)

I like that, "Five Pounds of Possum in My Headlight Tonight"!

Yeehaw!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on January 04, 2016, 12:51:49 AM
My background in automotive performance adventure is extensive. I have been an acknowledged authority for induction and exhaust systems for many years. I have built hundreds of race engines and thousands of heads modified by me. Only two years ago I sold my flow bench, cam analyzers, and dynamometers. I'm getting too old to mess with  all that stuff. It was a great 50 year ride and I enjoyed it immensely. Just today I was cleaning out my garage and came across some certificates of completion for OMC (mostly outboards) schools that I attended. I am also a master machinist, graduate mechanical engineer, and certified gearhead. Not only that but I am a curmudgeonly old bastard who is not happy with the state of automotive affairs.

Cylinder heads have improved by a large margin. We do not need to do valve jobs every 6000 miles because the metallurgy of valves, seats and guides,has improved so much. OG is right about the old Brit stuff. Minis, Vauxhalls, Hillmans and the rest had valve gear made of cheese. ( I think that is was French cheese OG.) 

OG if you are reading this, I once had  a Hillman Husky that I liked very well. I also had an AJS 18cs race bike that I loved.  I did get some factory help with the AJay as it was a fierce closed circuit road racer that I campaigned for awhile. The bike was better than its rider, I am almost ashamed to admit. The AJS was the first McCandless swinging arm bike to appear in America.

Later I became a BMW-NSU motorcycle dealer. My NSU race bike was a consistent winner at club racing events. Wop bikes...excuse the non PC expression... like Pirellas, and Ducatis, along with German bikes like DKW, or Brit bikes like Triumph or even Vincents were no match for the Kraut scooter for which I also got factory help. If you remember the IOM events and others of the time, you may recall that the NSU Rennmax was  king of the hill in its day.

Back to the Honda dealer, the Toyota dealer and all the rest. JJ is spot on that the dealers are  criminal extortionists as far as the service department goes. My local Toyota service department hourly shop rate is $120. Not to be outdone the BMW dealer service department rate is $150. That is based on the book flat rate manual. A mechanic....we don't call them mechanics anymore,...  are "service technicians". Those who can not beat the flat rate manual is an imposter. Someone tell me why the BMWs and others have a plastic cover over the whole damned engine so that one can not even determine that a combustion engine is under all that pretty black hidey thing.  Of course it must be removed for servicing the engine which takes time at an exorbitant labor rate that does nothing for the customers welfare, budget, or children's college fund.

You can have your modern day miraculous, technologically superior vehicles.  That damned old primitive Dodge Dart did get significantly better fuel mileage than my 2.5 liter, four valve, Vtec, fuel injected, four cylinder, ultra modern, electronically inspired, engine. It also cost far less to maintain given the current state of standardized larceny of the dealerships. My 67 Ford did pretty well too, better than my wifes  Nissan Altima and way better than the Mitsubishi. OK so the Diamonte was a hot rod, the thing would go like a rocket. At lot more thrilling than the lowly little Dart. The Mitsu was also a frequent visitor to the dealers repair shop. Superior valve and seat metallurgy did not seem to mitigate the cost of driving and maintaining the beast.

Thanks to all you HAFers for allowing me to vent so effusively.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 04, 2016, 02:02:04 AM
The cover often functions as part of the cooling system. The sensors on top of the engine last longer when not exposed to the heat rolling off of the exhaust, so usually the radiator fan has a port that forces cool air over the intake and all of the sensors located there. This also helps to cool the intake manifold itself, somewhat, resulting in a slightly denser fuel charge.

You did ask........
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on January 04, 2016, 03:57:40 PM
Davin I do hope that you were able to make a dent in the ultra conservative armor of your relatives.
I might never know. For me it was enough to get them to stop trying to defend their ridiculousness.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 04, 2016, 11:39:05 PM
Today was the first Monday of the year after the long holiday, and I think it is trying be worse than the previous year's Mondays. I came into the office early today to get a jump on my work, but didn't get in as early as I wanted because I couldn't find my car keys this morning, so I had to grab the spare set which was in our guest bedroom where we have family staying with us from Honduras...so I had to creep into their room this morning to get the keys out of the desk, and tripped over a small suitcase they had on the floor.

I didn't see it because not wanting to turn on the light at 6:am and wake them I thought I could do it in the dark, needless to say I woke them both up when I crashed into the nightstand. (I think I yelled fuck fairly loud as well)

About mid-afternoon I could barely stand an odd itching on my leg, so I went to the bathroom to check and see if I had a rash or something and discovered a dryer sheet trapped against my thigh inside my pants.

Odd thing is my pants are dry-cleaned, plus I do all my own laundry and don't use dryer sheets, so I'm sure I would have noticed a dryer sheet when I was folding my undies...really?

To top it all off, as I was locking up our server room here at work I snagged my sweater (Practically new) on the corner of a shelf, and tore a hole in it.

I want to start over...fucking year of monkey:(


Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Siz on January 05, 2016, 12:21:24 AM
First day back at work for me too. A real rude awakening too as I had to be in St Albans by 8:30am. This normally means leaving the house at 6am to avoid the traffic which does get me to site at around 7:30am. I consider this a better option than wading through traffic later on - I usually take a leasurely breakfast somewhere near my site. Anyway, because of a power outage caused by a faulty toaster on Sunday the time on my alarm clock was lost. So just before bed I had to set it... except I set it an hour late. The result: I was woken at 4:30am and left the house at 5am. Yes, I'm a tired bunny now!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2016, 02:35:41 AM
I start school again tomorrow. :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on January 05, 2016, 03:53:29 AM
^ You must have angered Hanuman, the hindu monkey god!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 05, 2016, 05:54:17 PM
I just drove 45 minutes to my university only to find out that my classes don't start until next week.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 05, 2016, 07:24:17 PM
I just drove 45 minutes to my university only to find out that my classes don't start until next week.
:rofl:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 05, 2016, 07:31:49 PM
I just drove 45 minutes to my university only to find out that my classes don't start until next week.

More like a reason to be cheerful! :P
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 06, 2016, 02:49:10 AM
Having trouble sleeping. Recurring thing these last few days.

 Thought a drink might help.  :-\
It didn't.....
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 06, 2016, 03:32:46 AM
Having trouble sleeping. Recurring thing these last few days.

 Thought a drink might help.  :-\
It didn't.....

In my experience it never does unfortunately.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 06, 2016, 08:16:08 AM
In my experience, knockout pills don't really help much either.

A drink? On a Wednesday "morning"?  :o
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 06, 2016, 11:23:35 AM
In my experience, knockout pills don't really help much either.

A drink? On a Wednesday "morning"?  :o
Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 06, 2016, 02:36:27 PM
Oh! I forgot that you has the ability to do such things for the time being... Or... Have you been successful in acquiring a new gig to call job, by chance?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 06, 2016, 05:58:12 PM
Oh! I forgot that you has the ability to do such things for the time being... Or... Have you been successful in acquiring a new gig to call job, by chance?
No new gig as of yet, no. A few applications spread around, though.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on January 09, 2016, 12:17:57 AM
Our old TV broke down so we've bought a new one having  been advised that we just had to have a Super duper  HD 4K I think it is and I am so disappointed with it. The picture is uncomfortably vivid and you have to keep changing the colour when you want to watch football, and again when you watch a programme with more indoor scenes.  Why do we have to have all these gimmicks when they could give us somethig really useful like being able to turn the background music down or off? I'm hoping we can take it back and get just an ordinary HD set.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 09, 2016, 01:44:04 AM
Claire is very, very sick. I was waiting for her to improve so she could let you all know herself, but that doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon. From what I can tell it's menengitis and the doctors are having difficulty in getting the swelling to go down. She has had a lumbar puncture and is now on an IV of fluids and caffeine to help regulate her blood pressure and hopefully reduce the swelling. I'm really worried.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on January 09, 2016, 03:53:56 AM
Yikes. Best wishes for things to improve soon. Must be especially scary and confusing for scamp.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on January 09, 2016, 05:01:17 AM
Yikes from me too. This is a real bummer.  Get well soon Claire.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on January 09, 2016, 05:01:30 AM
Claire is very, very sick. I was waiting for her to improve so she could let you all know herself, but that doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon. From what I can tell it's menengitis and the doctors are having difficulty in getting the swelling to go down. She has had a lumbar puncture and is now on an IV of fluids and caffeine to help regulate her blood pressure and hopefully reduce the swelling. I'm really worried.
Oh dear. Keep us posted and chin up!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 09, 2016, 05:07:36 AM
I'm sorry to hear Claire is ill JJ, take care of yourself mate.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 09, 2016, 10:20:15 AM
Oh,blimey!  This is not good news, jj.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on January 09, 2016, 10:49:53 AM
Hoping to hear better news soon JJ.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on January 09, 2016, 12:56:01 PM
The go Awwww thread's owned by Scamp
Claire is simply and complexly wonderful.
I 'dwish things'd go a bit easier for them.
I'd implore the nonexistent,
I'd shake my fist at clouds
But minimal expression's the thing.

So unjollly sad to here of this JJ.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on January 09, 2016, 04:41:41 PM
Get well soon, Claire.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 09, 2016, 04:49:53 PM
Claire is very, very sick. I was waiting for her to improve so she could let you all know herself, but that doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon. From what I can tell it's menengitis and the doctors are having difficulty in getting the swelling to go down. She has had a lumbar puncture and is now on an IV of fluids and caffeine to help regulate her blood pressure and hopefully reduce the swelling. I'm really worried.

Oh, fuck.... Sorry to hear that, JJ.
Wish there was something we could do.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on January 09, 2016, 05:52:46 PM
Get well soon, Claire!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on January 09, 2016, 06:08:54 PM
Oh, fuck.... Sorry to hear that, JJ.
Wish there was something we could do.

Get JJ a return flight?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 09, 2016, 06:22:18 PM
Oh, fuck.... Sorry to hear that, JJ.
Wish there was something we could do.

Get JJ a return flight?
I'd be willing to chip in a bit if someone sets that up.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 09, 2016, 08:04:47 PM
Quote from: G85
I'd be willing to chip in a bit if someone sets that up.

Me too.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 09, 2016, 08:29:37 PM
What's this now..? A collection? For The Asmo? How nice!

Oh, wait..!  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 09, 2016, 08:37:50 PM
I appreciate the thought guys but I'm afraid I lack the proper paperwork to leave the country for any reason as of right now. I've had serious difficulties getting certain documents to even apply for a passport, though I should have what I need now. Fingers crossed I can get through the process sometime soon.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 09, 2016, 10:23:46 PM
I appreciate the thought guys but I'm afraid I lack the proper paperwork to leave the country for any reason as of right now. I've had serious difficulties getting certain documents to even apply for a passport, though I should have what I need now. Fingers crossed I can get through the process sometime soon.
Well, the offer stands.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 09, 2016, 11:42:20 PM
Yeah, if it does come together, I'm in on that too.

Thinking of you guys for now <3
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 10, 2016, 01:33:08 AM
^^^^
Ditto!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on January 10, 2016, 05:53:53 AM
I paid £104 on the Lottery last night.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on January 11, 2016, 02:26:17 PM
Have only just seen this, you lot are all very very swet. X
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 11, 2016, 05:23:50 PM
Have only just seen this, you lot are all very very swet. X
Not The Asmo. He absolutely REFUSES to be any sort of sweet or cute or cuddly or other tongue-curdling adjectives  >:(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 11, 2016, 08:42:27 PM
Have only just seen this, you lot are all very very swet. X
Not The Asmo. He absolutely REFUSES to be any sort of sweet or cute or cuddly or other tongue-curdling adjectives  >:(

I don't know about anyone else here, but when I think of the Asmo I picture cute, cuddly kittens wrapped in soft, pink cashmere on a blanket of lavender silk, all in a globe of twinkling star bits glittering in disco lights while Abba gently plays in the background.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on January 11, 2016, 10:07:30 PM
Have only just seen this, you lot are all very very swet. X
Not The Asmo. He absolutely REFUSES to be any sort of sweet or cute or cuddly or other tongue-curdling adjectives  >:(

I don't know about anyone else here, but when I think of the Asmo I picture cute, cuddly kittens wrapped in soft, pink cashmere on a blanket of lavender silk, all in a globe of twinkling star bits glittering in disco lights while Abba gently plays in the background.

:tellmemore:
Yes, I can actually hear the song, Chiquitita, playing in the background.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on January 11, 2016, 11:35:59 PM
Your being able to write that looks like things are on the up. So pleased for you.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 12, 2016, 07:05:33 AM
 >:(.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 12, 2016, 01:37:36 PM
Finally got some snow on the ground which means that everybody has suddenly forgotten how to drive. Got stuck behind a guy doing 20 under the speed limit in the passing lane.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 12, 2016, 01:57:56 PM
Welcome to my life...  :(

Our problem is salt slush. You have to drive more slowly on that, and preferably be an experienced driver, but a lot of people simply cannot admit to themselves and the world that they are just not competent enough on weird road surfaces.

Cannot drive properly on slush, snow or ice? Stay home or take a bus until the conditions are adequate for your skills, is what I say.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 12, 2016, 02:18:06 PM
See the roads weren't even bad. There was a thin coating of powder but that was it.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 12, 2016, 02:25:46 PM
Quite amazing how it makes some people be barely out of single digits speed-wise, no? Actually, in Norway, a person can and will be fined for driving way too slowly. 20(km/h) would probably be acceptable on a road with the speed limit of 80+, but doing half the speed limit on bare surface for no apparent reason can cost a person some coinage.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 12, 2016, 02:41:57 PM
That actually makes sense. I cannot wait to get out of this ass backwards area.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 12, 2016, 02:57:16 PM
Most states have a reckless driving provision for driving too slowly, I think. Here it's 25 mph, unless you have a slow moving vehicle tag.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 12, 2016, 03:59:27 PM
First day of classes, probably just going to go through the syllabus in all of them. Spend over 700 dollars on text books and still saved about 300 thanks to Amazon. They are still making us pay 100 dollars for an access code to use the homework program in math. Gross.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 12, 2016, 05:54:40 PM
Yeah, you're definitely not supposed to drive that slowly here. It's just that no one with the authority to do anything about this gives a damn. I sincerely wish they did - I shouldn't have to plan to leave 15 min early all the time because some douche wants to drive 20mph down 10 miles of single-lane streets.

At least in CT, you will fail your drivers license test if you drive more than 4mph under the posted limit for no reason.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 12, 2016, 06:21:37 PM
And what's with the local news stations, and acting as if everyone living here in an area of the country that deals with snowfall on a yearly basis doesn't know the back end of a snow shovel from the handle?

On the news this morning it was suggested by the very serious weather lady that everyone leave home 15 minutes early, because, you know, there's 1-3 inches of snow...roads are a bit slippery...gee thanks weather lady, should I wear fucking jacket, perhaps some gloves as well?

In Florida do they suggest everyone put on sunscreen each time the sun is out?

Should I not lick the steel pole in the cold weather with my tongue?






Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 12, 2016, 09:46:43 PM
Should I not lick the steel pole in the cold weather with my tongue?

I think that's the recommended procedure Bruno. Lick with the tongue. Not sure what else you would lick it with, but....
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 13, 2016, 07:06:54 AM
Lick it. Pant on it. Get tongue back. Declare victory.  ::)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on January 13, 2016, 11:57:08 AM
That actually makes sense. I cannot wait to get out of this ass backwards area.

This implies the existence of ass forwards areas and I'm not at all sure that I approve of them. :-\

Disapproving of slow drivers, you might disapprove more if they weren't. Know your limitations.


Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on January 13, 2016, 12:25:13 PM
John Lou Dave
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 13, 2016, 02:12:12 PM
Should I not lick the steel pole in the cold weather with my tongue?

I think that's the recommended procedure Bruno. Lick with the tongue. Not sure what else you would lick it with, but....

(http://i.imgur.com/EzHKRtG.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 14, 2016, 12:37:07 PM
So despite new battery and all the loving care I can provide my car remains a dead popsicle.
Finally gave in and had it towed to a shop. They are going to put it inside over the weekend to thaw out and have a look at it on Monday. Just hope it won't be an expensive fix.

In unrelated news the Red Tape League are dragging their feet in regards to my unemployment benefits, which is starting to put a serious echo in my wallet.

And I am still awaiting response to a very important personal letter I sent some time ago, which is causing considerable stress and nervousness.

And I'm still unemployed.

And it's -22c (-7f for you yanks) temperature outside.


2016 sucks!  :felix:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Insoluble on January 14, 2016, 01:02:14 PM

And I am still awaiting response to a very important personal letter I sent some time ago, which is causing considerable stress and nervousness.


I promptly replied, so you didn't receive it?
I just  don't see how we can make it work.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 14, 2016, 01:04:59 PM
So despite new battery and all the loving care I can provide my car remains a dead popsicle.
Finally gave in and had it towed to a shop. They are going to put it inside over the weekend to thaw out and have a look at it on Monday. Just hope it won't be an expensive fix.

In unrelated news the Red Tape League are dragging their feet in regards to my unemployment benefits, which is starting to put a serious echo in my wallet.

And I am still awaiting response to a very important personal letter I sent some time ago, which is causing considerable stress and nervousness.

And I'm still unemployed.

And it's -22c (-7f for you yanks) temperature outside.


2016 sucks!  :felix:

Yes, well... Year of The Asmo and all that... Nice is not to be expected.

What's the deal with unemployment benefits? Don't they sort of just have to pay you? Or were you asked to leave the job and did so "of your own accord"? Because then, the rules are slightly different. Basically, they make you wait.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 14, 2016, 01:54:01 PM
So despite new battery and all the loving care I can provide my car remains a dead popsicle.
Finally gave in and had it towed to a shop. They are going to put it inside over the weekend to thaw out and have a look at it on Monday. Just hope it won't be an expensive fix.

In unrelated news the Red Tape League are dragging their feet in regards to my unemployment benefits, which is starting to put a serious echo in my wallet.

And I am still awaiting response to a very important personal letter I sent some time ago, which is causing considerable stress and nervousness.

And I'm still unemployed.

And it's -22c (-7f for you yanks) temperature outside.


2016 sucks!  :felix:

That sucks buddy. Hope the government gets their heads out of their asses soon so you can get some money.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 14, 2016, 03:09:35 PM
What's the car doing Dag? Turning over but not firing? Turning over and firing but not starting? Not turning over at all despite a new battery? Not that I can really offer any advice as I'm pretty sure Europe uses a different emission control system than our OBDII. It's probably similar but quirky in it's own way.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean Prime on January 14, 2016, 06:03:53 PM
My first guess is that something is frozen. A fuel line or some such. Certain makes and models are prone to that.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 14, 2016, 06:18:06 PM
What's the car doing Dag? Turning over but not firing? Turning over and firing but not starting? Not turning over at all despite a new battery? Not that I can really offer any advice as I'm pretty sure Europe uses a different emission control system than our OBDII. It's probably similar but quirky in it's own way.
Current best guess is that the diesel filter started the whole thing, but the frost might have gotten to the starter as well. We'll have to see once it has been thawed out.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 15, 2016, 01:37:08 AM
A fuel filter would be an easy fix. So long as it's not one of those damn plastic tabbed fuckers like I have on my car... but you did send it to a shop. They likely have the proper tool to remove the old filter.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 16, 2016, 09:47:30 AM
Last week they told us that the paperwork for our house-move was finally done and all we had to do was fix a date.  They now tell me that's not so.  The final issue was my buyer's mortgage, and that was formally agreed last week, and the mortgage company e-mailed confirmation to her lawyer.  However we now find that an e-mail is not enough, and that he won't proceed until he's had the offer on paper.  So we're all hoping the damn thing arrives on Monday.  Extremely annoying.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 16, 2016, 08:01:00 PM
Last week they told us that the paperwork for our house-move was finally done and all we had to do was fix a date.  They now tell me that's not so.  The final issue was my buyer's mortgage, and that was formally agreed last week, and the mortgage company e-mailed confirmation to her lawyer.  However we now find that an e-mail is not enough, and that he won't proceed until he's had the offer on paper.  So we're all hoping the damn thing arrives on Monday.  Extremely annoying.

Sorry for your troubles OlderGit. I Curse those damn lawyers! ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on January 17, 2016, 03:05:48 AM
We do not curse our resident lawyer Bruce. He's our guy. All the rest of 'em, yes curse them.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 17, 2016, 09:44:36 AM
Bruce wouldn't bugger people about like this bloke.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on January 17, 2016, 12:42:26 PM
Good luck for tomorrow OG. Hope it arrives!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 17, 2016, 06:34:34 PM
The weatherman called for clear skies with some rain in the morning. I woke up to a blanket of snow with more falling by the minute. SNOW!  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on January 17, 2016, 06:54:32 PM
Last week they told us that the paperwork for our house-move was finally done and all we had to do was fix a date.  They now tell me that's not so.  The final issue was my buyer's mortgage, and that was formally agreed last week, and the mortgage company e-mailed confirmation to her lawyer.  However we now find that an e-mail is not enough, and that he won't proceed until he's had the offer on paper.  So we're all hoping the damn thing arrives on Monday.  Extremely annoying.
I've been following your story, sounds very frustrating.  :therethere:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 18, 2016, 12:35:52 PM
So despite new battery and all the loving care I can provide my car remains a dead popsicle.
Finally gave in and had it towed to a shop. They are going to put it inside over the weekend to thaw out and have a look at it on Monday. Just hope it won't be an expensive fix
So that hope was in vain. Blown starter. There goes all my money...  >:(


Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 18, 2016, 01:38:56 PM
We do not curse our resident lawyer Bruce. He's our guy. All the rest of 'em, yes curse them.

To be clear my curse was directed only at lawyers who are not on retainer here at HAF! ;D


So despite new battery and all the loving care I can provide my car remains a dead popsicle.
Finally gave in and had it towed to a shop. They are going to put it inside over the weekend to thaw out and have a look at it on Monday. Just hope it won't be an expensive fix
So that hope was in vain. Blown starter. There goes all my money...  >:(




Bummer GMan, sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 18, 2016, 04:46:23 PM
G85, what's a new starter cost?  And can you save some money by fitting it yourself?  They're often a relatively simple job.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean Prime on January 18, 2016, 05:04:41 PM
I would say "get a proper Opel", but one has to be a little lucky with those too - or know what to look for when buying.

In any case, have you checked scrapyards? They often have parts like starters for cheaper than new and... Well, let's face it, it probably doesn't have to work for another fifteen-or-so years.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 18, 2016, 07:32:26 PM
The shop has sourced a second-hand part from Sweden. Will get here Thursday.
As for fitting it myself, I don't think so. I am not disassembling the front of my van outside, in between -15c to -25c temperatures. Maybe if it had blown in summer.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 19, 2016, 01:28:54 AM
There's a raccoon dying next to my shed and the town animal control doesn't give a shit because it hasn't bit anyone.

Which makes me both sad - I fucking love raccoons, they're nature's adorable assholes - and angry, because we're really gonna let a diseased raccoon wander around a neighborhood since it hasn't bitten anyone yet? And he's almost certainly going to be dead next to my barn tomorrow, so now how, exactly, am I supposed to deal with a diseased dead raccoon rotting next to my barn?

Apparently when I'm both sad and angry they mesh into grumpy.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 19, 2016, 01:38:54 AM
Pick it up by the tail and toss it into the woods as far as you can. Poke it with a stick first, so you can be sure it won't spring to life and rip your face off. Coons have viscous claws.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 19, 2016, 01:59:22 AM
We only have a half acre... No real woods, and nowhere far enough away that we won't smell it decomposing. I just don't want to end up rabies contaminated again. Been down that road. No fun.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 19, 2016, 03:01:52 AM
There's a raccoon dying next to my shed and the town animal control doesn't give a shit because it hasn't bit anyone.

Which makes me both sad - I fucking love raccoons, they're nature's adorable assholes - and angry, because we're really gonna let a diseased raccoon wander around a neighborhood since it hasn't bitten anyone yet? And he's almost certainly going to be dead next to my barn tomorrow, so now how, exactly, am I supposed to deal with a diseased dead raccoon rotting next to my barn?

Apparently when I'm both sad and angry they mesh into grumpy.

Don't suppose you have a firearm, do you? Might be a kindness to put it out of its misery.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 19, 2016, 05:53:18 AM
We only have a half acre... No real woods, and nowhere far enough away that we won't smell it decomposing. I just don't want to end up rabies contaminated again. Been down that road. No fun.

Put it in a trash bag and drop it off at the animal control headquarters. Several trash bags if you don't have a pickup truck. Leave a note on the bag, just to be snarky and use a pair of sticks to avoid touching the coon...
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 19, 2016, 01:37:41 PM
We only have a half acre... No real woods, and nowhere far enough away that we won't smell it decomposing. I just don't want to end up rabies contaminated again. Been down that road. No fun.

Oh crap PC, how did you get contaminated with rabies, did you go through prophylaxis treatment?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 19, 2016, 02:11:56 PM
The Asmo's bio warfare flying ratties have long been suspected of contaminating stuff with rabies, but He denies it, so perhaps not...  :o
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 19, 2016, 03:19:44 PM
I'm getting seriously annoyed over this house purchase.  Last week we were told that all can go ahead when the buyer's solicitor gets a certain letter.  This she has now got, but she still won't proceed because of two issues which we thought had been cleared up before Christmas.  It seems she's deliberately stalling, but we can't see why.  Steam is now issuing from my ears and nostrils. >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 19, 2016, 03:20:57 PM
The Asmo's bio warfare flying ratties have long been suspected of contaminating stuff with rabies, but He denies it, so perhaps not...  :o

Here's some interesting information on his Greyships minions and rabies.

Bats (https://batworld.org/rabies-info/)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 19, 2016, 06:11:31 PM
We only have a half acre... No real woods, and nowhere far enough away that we won't smell it decomposing. I just don't want to end up rabies contaminated again. Been down that road. No fun.

Oh crap PC, how did you get contaminated with rabies, did you go through prophylaxis treatment?

My first dog was a Beagle/Springer mix. She would track and hold anything, for any length of time. A raccoon wandered into our garage around 2PM, which of course she flushed out and fought back into her crate. Because raccoons are nasty motherfuckers who don't run. My dad grabbed a broom and closed the crate while I dragged her back. She had several punctures, scratches and was absolutely covered in saliva. We called animal control, which was still a run around if I remember correctly, and it did test positive for rabies. If we'd had any open skin - even a hangnail - we could have been infected touching her. We all did the full vaccine series. They don't hurt as bad some people say. They aren't in your abdomen anymore. But each one hurts a bit more than the last and it's a pain in the balls to keep going back to the hospital.

Anyway... Present day raccoon is still there. Or was, when I left for work. He looked more alert but hadn't moved at all. I've been calling around to wildlife non-profits but I'm not home today so that's a problem. The town IS supposed to deal with this, so wildlife rescue is trying to pull a "get off your asses, dickbags" for me. I specifically reported labored breathing and lack of reaction.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 23, 2016, 04:19:37 AM
So whatever happened to your friend the raccoon PC?


I did the weirdest thing tonight, in fact it's the second time this week I've done something absentmindedly. Monday driving home from work I completely miss my turnoff from one freeway to the other, something I've never done before, and it takes me a while to even notice I'm on the wrong freeway headed toward downtown Detroit. By the time I do realize that I'm headed the wrong way it's too late for me to turn around, ends up taking me almost 30 minutes longer to get home.

Tonight I get home from the grocery store and after I finish unpacking my groceries I pour my self a half glass of raw juice, which I normally cut with some coconut water because it is too sweet. I open the refrigerator to grab a small carton of the coconut water, but instead grab a container of chicken broth.

Same type of plastic top, but much larger and different shaped container, and not only do I pour the broth in my glass, but return the container to the refrigerator, and then start drinking the juice/broth....I thought the juice had gone bad or something, tasted horrible.

Got to figure out what the hell these cobwebs are doing in my head, or at least how to clean them out.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on January 23, 2016, 04:41:21 AM
^^^
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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on January 23, 2016, 07:56:45 PM
I'm getting seriously annoyed over this house purchase.  Last week we were told that all can go ahead when the buyer's solicitor gets a certain letter.  This she has now got, but she still won't proceed because of two issues which we thought had been cleared up before Christmas.  It seems she's deliberately stalling, but we can't see why.  Steam is now issuing from my ears and nostrils. >:(

Feel for you OG - the not knowing what is behind all this stalling is just as bad as the actual problem.  Is there any possibilty that you might lose the house you are moving into?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 23, 2016, 08:43:47 PM
The raccoon was removed by Animal Rescue League of Boston on Wednesday afternoon, who brought it to Tufts Wildlife Clinic where it was deemed "neurological" and euthanized. Obviously an animal can present with neurological symptoms for a number of reasons. Since I have dogs on the property, do not keep my eyes on them every second they are outdoors, and do not know when the raccoon arrived (I found it Monday at 4pm) it was sent out for rabies testing. Supposedly this process takes 24 hours and they only call if there is a positive. So I should have heard back on Friday if there was cause for concern. I'm hoping there truly isn't, and the results didn't get bogged down and now everyone is away for the weekend.

Regardless, my gut is that it wasn't rabies. I don't feel like a small animal would survive 2+ days exposed in sub freezing temps with high wind chill, so sick it couldn't move, if it were rabid. And if it were, I'm 99.9% sure my dogs did not make contact. They would have ripped him through the fence if they got that close. They've done it before. They were also running to the closest point at the fence that they could see the raccoon, which those of you familiar with dogs know they will do rather than takin a long way round even if it means ultimately getting closer to their goal. Dog brains don't work that way. If they had connected that going around and under the barn meant getting closer to him, they'd have been rushing to do it, not staring him from 3 feet away through the other side of the fence. But the state doesn't care about any of that so I'm glad it doesn't seem like I'll be involved in a quarantine.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 23, 2016, 08:55:05 PM
The raccoon was removed by Animal Rescue League of Boston on Wednesday afternoon, who brought it to Tufts Wildlife Clinic where it was deemed "neurological" and euthanized. Obviously an animal can present with neurological symptoms for a number of reasons. Since I have dogs on the property, do not keep my eyes on them every second they are outdoors, and do not know when the raccoon arrived (I found it Monday at 4pm) it was sent out for rabies testing. Supposedly this process takes 24 hours and they only call if there is a positive. So I should have heard back on Friday if there was cause for concern. I'm hoping there truly isn't, and the results didn't get bogged down and now everyone is away for the weekend.

Regardless, my gut is that it wasn't rabies. I don't feel like a small animal would survive 2+ days exposed in sub freezing temps with high wind chill, so sick it couldn't move, if it were rabid. And if it were, I'm 99.9% sure my dogs did not make contact. They would have ripped him through the fence if they got that close. They've done it before. They were also running to the closest point at the fence that they could see the raccoon, which those of you familiar with dogs know they will do rather than takin a long way round even if it means ultimately getting closer to their goal. Dog brains don't work that way. If they had connected that going around and under the barn meant getting closer to him, they'd have been rushing to do it, not staring him from 3 feet away through the other side of the fence. But the state doesn't care about any of that so I'm glad it doesn't seem like I'll be involved in a quarantine.

That's good news at least for you and your dogs, hopefully like you mentioned they aren't sitting on positive results and waiting until Monday to contact you, but that type of crap from a government agency wouldn't surprise me.

Are you getting hit by the blizzard at all were you are?

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 23, 2016, 10:10:52 PM
So far no, which in fact makes me quite grumpy. I don't want to shut the state down or cause anyone harm, but I'd really like a decent amount of snow. I've been playing this dangerous game of "too much ice and snow to bike, not enough snow to sled" and it's getting really old.

Apparently there's a high pressure polar front pushing down over us which is why the storm is hovering over DC.

You getting anything?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 23, 2016, 11:26:43 PM
Got the car back yesterday. It runs now, but cost a fair bit to fix. And apparently it has some other problems that will eventually need fixing.
Think I'm going to reach out to my old High School. See if their auto mechanic class want to use it for a class project.


Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on January 24, 2016, 01:33:22 AM
I am officially running a fever.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 24, 2016, 03:01:50 AM
Got the car back yesterday. It runs now, but cost a fair bit to fix. And apparently it has some other problems that will eventually need fixing.
Think I'm going to reach out to my old High School. See if their auto mechanic class want to use it for a class project.

You mean would just donate it to the school?


So far no, which in fact makes me quite grumpy. I don't want to shut the state down or cause anyone harm, but I'd really like a decent amount of snow. I've been playing this dangerous game of "too much ice and snow to bike, not enough snow to sled" and it's getting really old.

Apparently there's a high pressure polar front pushing down over us which is why the storm is hovering over DC.

You getting anything?

No same boat here, in fact we've hardly had any snowfall...only used the snow shovel twice. I've done some biking as well, in fact heading out tomorrow morning for a ride since it's at cold and the trails are hard, but we're getting nothing at all from this storm.

Today it was sunny skies, temperature right around 30F, with only a 15% chance of precipitation between now and Thursday so I took my car in and had it washed.

If I want any snow accumulation I have to head north, which I plan to do in about 3-4 weeks.

It's been a brown winter.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 24, 2016, 03:11:04 AM
Got the car back yesterday. It runs now, but cost a fair bit to fix. And apparently it has some other problems that will eventually need fixing.
Think I'm going to reach out to my old High School. See if their auto mechanic class want to use it for a class project.

You mean would just donate it to the school?
No. They let their senior students take repair jobs as a way to get experience. Kinda like getting your hair cut by an apprentice.
There are quite a few annoying little gremlins residing in my automobile. I wish to convince them to make a project out of driving them out.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 24, 2016, 03:30:45 AM
Got the car back yesterday. It runs now, but cost a fair bit to fix. And apparently it has some other problems that will eventually need fixing.
Think I'm going to reach out to my old High School. See if their auto mechanic class want to use it for a class project.

You mean would just donate it to the school?
No. They let their senior students take repair jobs as a way to get experience. Kinda like getting your hair cut by an apprentice.
There are quite a few annoying little gremlins residing in my automobile. I wish to convince them to make a project out of driving them out.

So free labour, you only have to pay for the parts?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on January 24, 2016, 05:17:49 AM
I am officially running a fever.
What's wrong, Velma?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on January 24, 2016, 05:29:51 AM
I am officially running a fever.

Gute Besserung. Get well soon.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 24, 2016, 05:35:03 AM
I am officially running a fever.

Sorry Velma, I didn't notice this earlier and posted over it. Hope it's nothing too serious...take care.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on January 24, 2016, 10:50:08 AM
It appears I have some sort of upper respiratory bug - fever, cough, congestion. Shortly after the post about the fever, I went to bed. I've not managed to sleep more than a hour or so at a time. Some nighttime cold medicine helped with the symptoms, but I still feel yucky.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on January 24, 2016, 12:53:21 PM
Got the car back yesterday. It runs now, but cost a fair bit to fix. And apparently it has some other problems that will eventually need fixing.
Think I'm going to reach out to my old High School. See if their auto mechanic class want to use it for a class project.

You mean would just donate it to the school?
No. They let their senior students take repair jobs as a way to get experience. Kinda like getting your hair cut by an apprentice.
There are quite a few annoying little gremlins residing in my automobile. I wish to convince them to make a project out of driving them out.

So free labour, you only have to pay for the parts?
Not free, but only one fifth of the cost of taking it to a garage.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on January 25, 2016, 04:41:01 PM
Feeling better - just in time to go back to work. :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on January 28, 2016, 03:13:57 PM
I tweaked something in my neck or back 2 days ago and am still having trouble turning my head. Not sure how it happened, just started hurting while walking to the bus. Been alternating between hot and cold pads, taking lots of Advil, and resting. It's better but still stiff, and I have to rely on my wife to help pull me to my feet in the morning.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 28, 2016, 03:51:28 PM
I tweaked something in my neck or back 2 days ago and am still having trouble turning my head. Not sure how it happened, just started hurting while walking to the bus. Been alternating between hot and cold pads, taking lots of Advil, and resting. It's better but still stiff, and I have to rely on my wife to help pull me to my feet in the morning.

That's not good. Could it be a knot?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on January 28, 2016, 04:27:17 PM
I tweaked something in my neck or back 2 days ago and am still having trouble turning my head. Not sure how it happened, just started hurting while walking to the bus. Been alternating between hot and cold pads, taking lots of Advil, and resting. It's better but still stiff, and I have to rely on my wife to help pull me to my feet in the morning.

Sounds like posture strain. If you have been watching TV, Playing computer games, reading, sleeping, using a computer in an odd position it is the most likely cause and super common, this could either be a knot like Bud suggests or could be torticollis. Stress related ones usually result in headaches that verge on nausea. Knots are easy to get rid of and easy to find, lightly probe your neck to find tender spots also work down that muscle to see if there are any more then light massage them all out. Also do a quick search on neck and back pressure points and apply some pressure to those areas, they wont get rid of the pain but will alleviate it. Take ibuprofen as well.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on January 29, 2016, 03:20:27 AM
Yeah, likely a knot, I think in my back.  I am feeling better today. I do spend most of my time in front of a computer, so I wouldn't be surprised if that caused it.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on January 29, 2016, 04:42:59 AM
Time for a new thermostat. I really don't feel like draining the coolant so I may try a trick where you blow the coolant into the overflow tank with an air compressor. This could result in an epic mess if it doesn't work.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 29, 2016, 11:33:54 AM
Work load. It's picking up again.  >:(

The Asmo is actually pleased with that, but also displeased because nothing but ratties *really* pleases The Asmo.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 29, 2016, 12:20:54 PM
Time for a new thermostat. I really don't feel like draining the coolant so I may try a trick where you blow the coolant into the overflow tank with an air compressor. This could result in an epic mess if it doesn't work.

Good luck, jj!  I hope you've got good waterproof clothing! ;D

And I hope the Grey One will soon be blessed with a multitude of ratties!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 29, 2016, 12:24:33 PM
I'm getting seriously annoyed over this house purchase.  Last week we were told that all can go ahead when the buyer's solicitor gets a certain letter.  This she has now got, but she still won't proceed because of two issues which we thought had been cleared up before Christmas.  It seems she's deliberately stalling, but we can't see why.  Steam is now issuing from my ears and nostrils. >:(

Feel for you OG - the not knowing what is behind all this stalling is just as bad as the actual problem.  Is there any possibilty that you might lose the house you are moving into?

Sorry I missed that post, E-M.  The answer is, we were in some danger of that, but not now.  Phew.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on January 29, 2016, 09:42:06 PM
Saw my rheumatologist last Friday. He confirmed that my rheumatoid arthritis is slowing the healing of my fractured/sprained knee, especially the sprained ligament. This is not new information, but somehow having it confirmed by a second doctor makes it more depressing.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on January 30, 2016, 01:13:04 AM
So I was scrolling through the local news station's Facebook page to find a particular article and I come across a post about a new bill that just got passed in Indiana for LGBT rights. I know that reading the comments on anything is always a bad idea but the comments on that article were nothing short of infuriating and depressing. It is honestly scary to see how many people in the city I live in would be happy to see me beaten and ridiculed.

I think I'm going to get off the internet for a while and snuggle with my cats.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on January 30, 2016, 02:20:58 AM
So I was scrolling through the local news station's Facebook page to find a particular article and I come across a post about a new bill that just got passed in Indiana for LGBT rights. I know that reading the comments on anything is always a bad idea but the comments on that article were nothing short of infuriating and depressing. It is honestly scary to see how many people in the city I live in would be happy to see me beaten and ridiculed.

I think I'm going to get off the internet for a while and snuggle with my cats.

Bummer Bud, well just remember there's an awful lot of people who don't feel that way, so fuck-off I say to those ignorant, sodden toads...anyway here's "Hugs" if you want them, and keep an eye on those "kats". One minute your snuggling, and the next thing you know they've sucked out yer' soul.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on January 30, 2016, 06:56:38 AM
So I was scrolling through the local news station's Facebook page to find a particular article and I come across a post about a new bill that just got passed in Indiana for LGBT rights. I know that reading the comments on anything is always a bad idea but the comments on that article were nothing short of infuriating and depressing. It is honestly scary to see how many people in the city I live in would be happy to see me beaten and ridiculed.

I think I'm going to get off the internet for a while and snuggle with my cats.

Bummer Bud, well just remember there's an awful lot of people who don't feel that way, so fuck-off I say to those ignorant, sodden toads...anyway here's "Hugs" if you want them, and keep an eye on those "kats". One minute your snuggling, and the next thing you know they've sucked out yer' soul.
Bruno!
(http://media3.giphy.com/media/gVAT5G1IoF3Jm/giphy.gif)
Please!
I can't even...
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on January 30, 2016, 07:18:36 AM
So I was scrolling through the local news station's Facebook page to find a particular article and I come across a post about a new bill that just got passed in Indiana for LGBT rights. I know that reading the comments on anything is always a bad idea but the comments on that article were nothing short of infuriating and depressing. It is honestly scary to see how many people in the city I live in would be happy to see me beaten and ridiculed.

I think I'm going to get off the internet for a while and snuggle with my cats.

There will always be deadheads. We love you  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 30, 2016, 09:22:58 AM
What Tank said.  If you come and live in Europe, you won't get this. ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on January 30, 2016, 12:53:16 PM
I'm getting seriously annoyed over this house purchase.  Last week we were told that all can go ahead when the buyer's solicitor gets a certain letter.  This she has now got, but she still won't proceed because of two issues which we thought had been cleared up before Christmas.  It seems she's deliberately stalling, but we can't see why.  Steam is now issuing from my ears and nostrils. >:(

Feel for you OG - the not knowing what is behind all this stalling is just as bad as the actual problem.  Is there any possibilty that you might lose the house you are moving into?

Well good luck for Wednesday!

Sorry I missed that post, E-M.  The answer is, we were in some danger of that, but not now.  Phew.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on January 30, 2016, 01:03:18 PM
So I was scrolling through the local news station's Facebook page to find a particular article and I come across a post about a new bill that just got passed in Indiana for LGBT rights. I know that reading the comments on anything is always a bad idea but the comments on that article were nothing short of infuriating and depressing. It is honestly scary to see how many people in the city I live in would be happy to see me beaten and ridiculed.

I think I'm going to get off the internet for a while and snuggle with my cats.

Well please don't include HAF in your reduced internet usage.  :daisies:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on January 30, 2016, 02:29:05 PM
What Tank said.  If you come and live in Europe, you won't get this. ;D

Hell, just move to one of the coasts, or a city like Chicago if you don't want to go too far. I've heard Bloomington is a pocket of progressive sanity in Indiana too.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on January 30, 2016, 09:50:03 PM
OK, but we want Buddy to come and live with us.  After all, she started off life as a European. ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on February 01, 2016, 10:09:08 PM
Asthma. >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on February 02, 2016, 06:31:25 AM
Asthma. >:(
I grew out of asthma but I remember it vividly. Horrible. Hope it clears up soon.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on February 02, 2016, 06:56:46 AM
Asthma. >:(
I grew out of asthma but I remember it vividly. Horrible. Hope it clears up soon.
Thank you, Tank.  :hug:
It is horrible isn't it?
Mine started when I was 21 years old, I don't think it'll ever go away.  :-\
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 02, 2016, 01:22:17 PM
Ugh, why is everyone sick? Misery and company and all.

I'm having my third period in 6 weeks. Just waiting for the doctor to open so I can call. I feel like crap and want to go to ER except I know they won't do anything for me unless I say I think I've got ovarian torsion, which is a lie. So here I stand because we're not allowed to sit at work.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on February 02, 2016, 01:41:04 PM
Ugh, why is everyone sick? Misery and company and all.
Why... The Asmo, He decreed it so. What more reason could there be?  :???:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on February 02, 2016, 01:54:59 PM
I'll add one more to the sick club. Got zero sleep last night due to a sinus infection.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on February 02, 2016, 02:02:03 PM
And my left ankle (the one I trashed way back when) is acting up again.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on February 02, 2016, 02:06:32 PM
Sorry to hear so many of you are sick, I do hope you all feel better soon, but I'm glad there is no way to spread viruses over the internet (Yet)...anyway I'll add my name to the sick and disabled list, as I broke a nail this morning, had to file it down lower one I got into the office.

I'm okay now.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on February 02, 2016, 02:22:03 PM
Sorry to hear so many of you are sick, I do hope you all feel better soon, but I'm glad there is no way to spread viruses over the internet (Yet)...anyway I'll add my name to the sick and disabled list, as I broke a nail this morning, had to file it down lower one I got into the office.

I'm okay now.

I actually did the same thing yesterday when I slammed a finger in the car door. I ended up putting a fake nail over the stump because it was so sensitive and I kept hitting it on everything. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 02, 2016, 04:43:08 PM
OMFG I broke a nail too! Usually I just cut them all back to the same length when that happens, but it went way below the quick >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on February 02, 2016, 04:53:14 PM
OMFG I broke a nail too! Usually I just cut them all back to the same length when that happens, but it went way below the quick >:(

I hate it when that happens. It's always painful and ugly until the nail grows out.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 02, 2016, 05:27:51 PM
My OCD is going bonkers because they aren't all the same length. I'm on the verge of just slicing them all back to nothing.

Going for bloodwork later and waiting on calls from a referral service. Not sure whether to be scared or annoyed.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on February 02, 2016, 07:53:33 PM
My OCD is going bonkers because they aren't all the same length. I'm on the verge of just slicing them all back to nothing.
What if you put a band aid over that finger tip? Maybe out of sight will help.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 02, 2016, 09:44:01 PM
My OCD is going bonkers because they aren't all the same length. I'm on the verge of just slicing them all back to nothing.
What if you put a band aid over that finger tip? Maybe out of sight will help.

I totally tried this, but it ended up being in the way of typing  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on February 02, 2016, 10:43:58 PM
My OCD is going bonkers because they aren't all the same length. I'm on the verge of just slicing them all back to nothing.
What if you put a band aid over that finger tip? Maybe out of sight will help.

I totally tried this, but it ended up being in the way of typing  :'(
ROTFLMAO 1st world problem of the internet generation!!!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 02, 2016, 10:54:35 PM
My OCD is going bonkers because they aren't all the same length. I'm on the verge of just slicing them all back to nothing.
What if you put a band aid over that finger tip? Maybe out of sight will help.

I totally tried this, but it ended up being in the way of typing  :'(
ROTFLMAO 1st world problem of the internet generation!!!

Don't be silly; I type with my thumbs when internetting for fun. This is purely a work-based problem.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 03, 2016, 11:49:02 AM
 :popcorn:

I, meanwhile, feel perfectly fine.  :grin:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 03, 2016, 04:10:03 PM
Good. Someone needs to.

I'm trying to decide if my current symptoms are anxiety or actual symptoms.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on February 03, 2016, 05:57:35 PM
My only goals for today are to drink my weight in hot chocolate and try not to overdose on cold medicine.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on February 03, 2016, 06:36:19 PM
My only goals for today are to drink my weight in hot chocolate and try not to overdose on cold medicine.

A swig of brandy in there will make you feel better!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on February 03, 2016, 06:39:41 PM
My only goals for today are to drink my weight in hot chocolate and try not to overdose on cold medicine.
Well, if you are going to have a sick day that is the way to do it.  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on February 03, 2016, 09:50:29 PM
My only goals for today are to drink my weight in hot chocolate and try not to overdose on cold medicine.

A swig of obrandy in there will make you feel better!

I wish. I recently switched to a different antidepressant and it makes me really sick if I drink any kind of alcohol
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 03, 2016, 10:02:36 PM
My left ovary is a cyst, and I may or may not have something going on with my kidneys (which would be coincidental most likely). Plus some other vague shit I have to wait and see on. Fun!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on February 03, 2016, 10:06:18 PM


A swig of obrandy in there will make you feel better!

I wish. I recently switched to a different antidepressant and it makes me really sick if I drink any kind of alcohol
Now that really would make me depressed!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on February 04, 2016, 12:34:11 AM
I dearly hope that you are alright PC.  Unusually frequent periods are a probable sign that you are not in a family way. Aside from that, please take care and discover the reason or reasons for your odd periodic functions.  (hugs).
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 04, 2016, 12:47:07 AM
So far almost everyone has been like "OMG ARE YOU PREGNANT?!?!" And I was starting to dearly hope so as anything surviving in the barren war zone of my uterus would have to be a complete badass.

I'm less worried about that all, maybe because I've been dealing with bullshit since I was 15. Freaking out a bit over the kidneys. I'm reading that eating meat prior to bloodwork can cause a false reading of outright kidney failure, so I'm hoping that's all it is. They told me not to fast, so I ate a plate of pulled pork and beans less than 2 hours before I went to the lab.

In which case I will be really irritated that they told me not to fast and then freaked out and sent me to a goddamn nephrologist.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on February 04, 2016, 02:18:58 AM
I am not grumpy but I am annoyed by a letter that appeared in my mail box today. The letter was addressed to my mother in law who has been deceased for more than ten years. Not only that but she lived in Kansas City, 1500 miles away, and had never ever visited Florida where I live.  OK so the sender has a mailing list that is not current or even close to accurate.  I understand that part.

MIL was not an active religious person but one of her sons in law is an off the deep end preacher man. Sheesh! The mailer hustler wants her to send money so that god will bless and keep her through all the days of her life. It is too late now of course. The Scammer or delusional lunatic, as the case may be, is running an outfit named: The Jerusalem Prayer Team International. Michael Evans, the head Honcho, is all disturbed that Israel is in danger of being demolished by the Muslim forces of evil. We are to involve ourselves in intercessory prayer for the Israelies, Sign a petition to have John Kerry (secretary of state of the US) intervene on behalf of the jews., and of course send money to Michael Evans. Evans is presumably a Christian pastor who has talked to god about the plight of "the chosen people" . 

Why am I annoyed by such a commonplace hustle? Because more than a few people, really compassionate people, not too bright ones, will actually send money to the bastard in an effort to ensure the favorable destiny of the "chosen people".

Please loosen your wallets and send money to Mike Evans
Jerusalem Prayer Team international
P.O.Box  3000
Phoenix AZ 85046-0009

Absent your generosity, perhaps you might like to correspond with him. Suspiciously, there was no internet address in the elaborate mailer. 

I am merely annoyed. That is nothing like the concern that I have for my virtual friends, Velma, PC and other good and decent people.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on February 04, 2016, 08:16:45 AM
My left ovary is a cyst, and I may or may not have something going on with my kidneys (which would be coincidental most likely). Plus some other vague shit I have to wait and see on. Fun!
Damn these divinely created and carefully designed bodies. God is a fucking useless bio-mechanic.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on February 09, 2016, 07:35:24 PM
I seem to have lost my glasses >:(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on February 09, 2016, 10:20:19 PM
I seem to have lost my glasses >:(
Where did you last see them?  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on February 09, 2016, 10:41:59 PM
I seem to have lost my glasses >:(
Where did you last see them?  ;D
Where did you leave them?   ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 10, 2016, 02:18:38 AM
My nose itched, so I searched it, which apparently was the wrong thing to do and I now have an externally bloody nose. It was annoying me, so I put a band aid on it, which isn't really less annoying but keeps me from being a walking, dripping biohazard. Have you ever tried to put a band aid on the side of your nose? It's pretty ridiculous. I'm actually not really grumpy about this at all. It's pretty goddamn funny. Or maybe I'm just laughing because there's adhesive on my nose. But either way, there's no "I feel like a ridiculous goon" thread, so here I am.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on February 10, 2016, 10:13:38 AM
My nose itched, so I searched it, which apparently was the wrong thing to do and I now have an externally bloody nose. It was annoying me, so I put a band aid on it, which isn't really less annoying but keeps me from being a walking, dripping biohazard. Have you ever tried to put a band aid on the side of your nose? It's pretty ridiculous. I'm actually not really grumpy about this at all. It's pretty goddamn funny. Or maybe I'm just laughing because there's adhesive on my nose. But either way, there's no "I feel like a ridiculous goon" thread, so here I am.
You need to get those little round band aids. Work much better in weird places. ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 10, 2016, 11:18:02 AM
I'm convinced those no longer exist. Maybe they were a feature of the Berenstein bear universe. There used to be like 4 of them in a box of regular band aids along with the tiny little strips for finger tips and things... Which was still woefully inadequate, BUT AT LEAST WE HAD SOME. Now they come in huge, somewhat smaller, and weird middle size that I keep grabbing thinking it's the somewhat smaller one because there's barely a difference. THAT makes me grumpy.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on February 10, 2016, 11:01:49 PM
Since it has been four months and my knee fracture still hasn't healed, I'm going to have to have my knee replaced. That means major surgery, at least two days in the hospital, three to six weeks off work, and extensive physical therapy.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on February 11, 2016, 01:53:00 AM
Since it has been four months and my knee fracture still hasn't healed, I'm going to have to have my knee replaced. That means major surgery, at least two days in the hospital, three to six weeks off work, and extensive physical therapy.
Bummer. Hope it works out.



While they're in there ask for a knee with bluetooth.

Everything is better with bluetooth.  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on February 11, 2016, 02:50:44 AM
Since it has been four months and my knee fracture still hasn't healed, I'm going to have to have my knee replaced. That means major surgery, at least two days in the hospital, three to six weeks off work, and extensive physical therapy.

That is a bummer Velma, especially after what you've had to endure for the past four month, but I know several folks who have had knee replacement surgery, and they are so happy to have gotten the work done as all the issues and problems they had before have disappeared.
Also the recover period is quite fast, anyways best of luck to you.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on February 11, 2016, 03:18:08 AM
I knew it was a possibility, but it still caught me by surprise. I suppose I had only accepted it on an intellectual level.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2016, 01:12:17 PM
Since it has been four months and my knee fracture still hasn't healed, I'm going to have to have my knee replaced. That means major surgery, at least two days in the hospital, three to six weeks off work, and extensive physical therapy.
Blast and bugger it!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on February 12, 2016, 08:52:55 AM
Since it has been four months and my knee fracture still hasn't healed, I'm going to have to have my knee replaced. That means major surgery, at least two days in the hospital, three to six weeks off work, and extensive physical therapy.
Blast and bugger it!
I think I said something like "Oh, crud" at the news.  :)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on February 12, 2016, 04:46:57 PM
Since it has been four months and my knee fracture still hasn't healed, I'm going to have to have my knee replaced. That means major surgery, at least two days in the hospital, three to six weeks off work, and extensive physical therapy.
Blast and bugger it!
In her current condition I don't think engaging in buggery would be a good idea...  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on February 12, 2016, 04:56:58 PM
Bad ninja, no sex jokes in the grumpy thread!

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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on February 12, 2016, 05:07:28 PM
Bad ninja, no sex jokes in the grumpy thread!

(http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Jay-Sprays-Manny-With-Water-Bottle-Modern-Family.gif)

What about Grumpy Sex? Can we talk or discuss that?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on February 12, 2016, 05:13:46 PM
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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on February 12, 2016, 06:11:47 PM
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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on February 12, 2016, 06:35:22 PM
Bad ninja, no sex jokes in the grumpy thread!

Hah! Make me...  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on February 12, 2016, 08:45:47 PM
You never realize how much your knee is involved in things like putting on pants or shoes until it is injured. Some days there is a lot of whimpering while I am getting dressed. It is like discovering just how important that muscle in your back is to everyday movement only after you strain it.   ;D
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on February 12, 2016, 10:35:27 PM
You never realize how much your knee is involved in things like putting on pants or shoes until it is injured. Some days there is a lot of whimpering while I am getting dressed. It is like discovering just how important that muscle in your back is to everyday movement only after you strain it.   ;D
Having spent three months with my left leg literally screwed together I can totally sympathize.  :therethere:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on February 13, 2016, 02:00:09 AM
Thanks.   :)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny on February 13, 2016, 01:32:22 PM
I did have a gel bike seat cover
Recently noticed I no longer did
Theft of mine, it's an awful thing
If I'd transmissible bum disease,
I might have drawn some solace.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny on February 16, 2016, 11:01:26 AM
There was a bargain going, craft-ish beer, 3.2 litres tap king things for $5, I snapped up twelve.  Tonight's one is absurdly² frothy, that's a bit bothersome.
There's not enough Viking movies, I'm going to have to watch Outlander again, ah Boromir and his mead, I bet he never had a froth problem.  grumpy

Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
"Started by jumbojak"
That's not a grumpy, just strange.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on February 16, 2016, 11:34:57 AM
Hm... Glad I don't drink beer. Lol.

I am super grumpy right now. No winter ever came this year, and on top of that - we're supposed to hit 83 degrees F next week! That's right... It's going to get hot. I'm going to have to throw all of my covers off my bed, during winter.

 :lynch:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on February 16, 2016, 11:54:41 AM
There was a bargain going, craft-ish beer, 3.2 litres tap king things for $5, I snapped up twelve.  Tonight's one is absurdly² frothy, that's a bit bothersome.
There's not enough Viking movies, I'm going to have to watch Outlander again, ah Boromir and his mead, I bet he never had a froth problem.  grumpy

Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
"Started by jumbojak"
That's not a grumpy, just strange.

Good froth can be fantastic. I was in the Turks Head in Leeds the other week and the froth on the beer there is amazing it must have an emulsifier added as it is similar to whipped egg whites and held its shape.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on February 16, 2016, 11:55:36 AM
What about Grumpy Sex? Can we talk or discuss that?
Ah, yes. The Asmo does that. Grumpily. Both the sex part and the discussing thereof. In fact, He is one of a tiny handful of people He knows with no manner of taboos on the subject of sex.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny on February 16, 2016, 12:04:34 PM
Hm... Glad I don't drink beer. Lol.

I am super grumpy right now. No winter ever came this year, and on top of that - we're supposed to hit 83 degrees F next week! That's right... It's going to get hot. I'm going to have to throw all of my covers off my bed, during winter.

 :lynch:
"I am super grumpy right now"
Hm... Glad I don't don't drink beer, guffaw
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on February 16, 2016, 01:09:33 PM
Maybe I am particularly a grouch as of late, but dabbling in alcohol will not fix that problem.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on February 16, 2016, 01:51:52 PM
Maybe I am particularly a grouch as of late, but dabbling in alcohol will not fix that problem.

That's very true, so sayeth the man two years sober 8)


By the way where is JayJay lately? (Aka JJ)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny on February 16, 2016, 01:56:09 PM
No dabbling won't suffice, you have to accept alcohol as your one true master, then it's all happy flower lands and baby lambs and annoying alarm clocks.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on February 16, 2016, 05:50:03 PM
Maybe I am particularly a grouch as of late, but dabbling in alcohol will not fix that problem.

That's very true, so sayeth the man two years sober 8)


By the way were is JayJay lately? (Aka JJ)

I'm here Bruno. Lurking and looking more than posting, but I'm here. And I found a song for you. Just been having trouble getting it to paste....
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on February 16, 2016, 05:56:46 PM
Maybe I am particularly a grouch as of late, but dabbling in alcohol will not fix that problem.

That's very true, so sayeth the man two years sober 8)


By the way where is JayJay lately? (Aka JJ)

I'm here Bruno. Lurking and looking more than posting, but I'm here. And I found a song for you. Just been having trouble getting it to paste....

He JJ, good to hear from you...and I'm looking forward to hearing the song (I think?)  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on February 16, 2016, 11:11:51 PM
Hm... Glad I don't drink beer. Lol.

I am super grumpy right now. No winter ever came this year, and on top of that - we're supposed to hit 83 degrees F next week! That's right... It's going to get hot. I'm going to have to throw all of my covers off my bed, during winter.

 :lynch:

Where exactly are you?
Last night we got snow and ice in Boston. It's now 50 degrees F and it's all melting.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on February 17, 2016, 03:22:08 AM
Hm... Glad I don't drink beer. Lol.

I am super grumpy right now. No winter ever came this year, and on top of that - we're supposed to hit 83 degrees F next week! That's right... It's going to get hot. I'm going to have to throw all of my covers off my bed, during winter.

 :lynch:

Where exactly are you?
Last night we got snow and ice in Boston. It's now 50 degrees F and it's all melting.

Oklahoma. For the next ten days (at least) it won't even be cold enough during the night for snow. =/
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Steeler on February 17, 2016, 03:41:32 AM
I drove home from work last night in my underwear.
Made me kinda grumpy. Luckily I didn't need tip stop for anything along the way.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on February 17, 2016, 03:53:03 AM
Maybe I am particularly a grouch as of late, but dabbling in alcohol will not fix that problem.

That's very true, so sayeth the man two years sober 8)

Two years, already!?
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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on February 17, 2016, 04:05:32 AM
I drove home from work last night in my underwear.
Made me kinda grumpy. Luckily I didn't need tip stop for anything along the way.

Chippendale's?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Steeler on February 17, 2016, 04:12:00 AM
I drove home from work last night in my underwear.
Made me kinda grumpy. Luckily I didn't need tip stop for anything along the way.

Chippendale's?

Sorry Jumbo, not that exciting. I work as a diesel tech and our uniform company shorted me on pants. I didn't want to wear dirtys home so I did what was necessary. Ha.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on February 17, 2016, 04:43:34 AM
Well, for some reason I find that dissapointing... not sure why.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean Prime on February 17, 2016, 04:57:01 AM
Because it kind of... Is?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on February 17, 2016, 08:39:10 AM
Came home from work to a letter from my rheumatologist. He is retiring in June. My last appointment with him is in April. Fortunately, it looks like the other two rheumatologists in that practice might have room for more patients.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on February 22, 2016, 11:10:56 PM
I heard on the news that a bill for vouchers has passed 'further than one ever has' on my state recently. That got me ranting, in front of my parents!

How dare these private schools demand to be private and free from the government, and then clamor for public funding through sneaky ways. You wanted no government, you want to not be held to standards of nondiscrimination, teaching science, etc. so... You do not get my taxed money in any way shape or form.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 25, 2016, 11:52:38 AM
I'm going to work on Saturday. Very long tedious hours.

I'm not looking forward to it at all.  :sigh:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 25, 2016, 02:51:35 PM
I was awake most of the night because we had a pretty hardcore storm come through. The power blinked off at least twice that I remember - didn't have the courtesy to just stay off so I kept waking up when the bedroom tv turned back on by itself. Then it started thundering, loudly, for over an hour. And one of the dogs was freaking out the entire time because there's a thing in the house that beeps when it turns off. Her rendition of "freaking out" is going to the kitchen, which the bedroom is off of, and endlessly circling the island on the hardwood floor. It's like NASCAR but with two of the coconut guy from Monty Python. I want to stab things.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on February 25, 2016, 02:55:47 PM
I was awake most of the night because we had a pretty hardcore storm come through. The power blinked off at least twice that I remember - didn't have the courtesy to just stay off so I kept waking up when the bedroom tv turned back on by itself. Then it started thundering, loudly, for over an hour. And one of the dogs was freaking out the entire time because there's a thing in the house that beeps when it turns off. Her rendition of "freaking out" is going to the kitchen, which the bedroom is off of, and endlessly circling the island on the hardwood floor. It's like NASCAR but with two of the coconut guy from Monty Python. I want to stab things.

Oh yeah, we got that too. Wind was freakishly loud. Luckily didn't lose any power, but my cat was definitely freaked too.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on February 25, 2016, 03:08:41 PM
Yup, and it just went on forever. I think it started around 11PM and finally wound down around 5AM here.

I suppose I could have gotten up and switched the dogs so coconut NASCAR was crated, but I was so out of it I just ended up yelling variations of "fucking lie down you cunt!" While trying not to sound mad and scare her more. She probably would've circled in the crate anyway...
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on February 25, 2016, 03:25:59 PM
We got hit with a huge storm as well, fortunately the areas hit with the most snow accumulation are north of us. Here in my city we only received a few inches, but 30-60 minutes drive north and they have up to a foot.

Anyway the boss closed the office today, and is letting us work from home which is extremely nice,...except I loss a filling in one of my molars, and my tooth/jaw is killing me.
I am leaving now to go see the dentist.
I almost hate dentists as much as I do nuns...and kats. Well not hate, more like dislike, they give me anxiety attacks.

I need spoons for this.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on February 26, 2016, 08:31:26 PM
Got fined £100 today. Got a phone call if I could go meet someone on the other side of town, walked to the tram station and one was pulling up so I jumped on. Got my phone out to pay on the app and prior to paying the inspectors jumped on and came to me first. Ah well but that is the most expensive three stop journey I have ever been on.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on February 26, 2016, 09:05:11 PM
Got fined £100 today. Got a phone call if I could go meet someone on the other side of town, walked to the tram station and one was pulling up so I jumped on. Got my phone out to pay on the app and prior to paying the inspectors jumped on and came to me first. Ah well but that is the most expensive three stop journey I have ever been on.

That's ridiculous. I'd appeal it!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Siz on February 27, 2016, 11:51:22 AM
Got fined £100 today. Got a phone call if I could go meet someone on the other side of town, walked to the tram station and one was pulling up so I jumped on. Got my phone out to pay on the app and prior to paying the inspectors jumped on and came to me first. Ah well but that is the most expensive three stop journey I have ever been on.

That's ridiculous. I'd appeal it!

On what grounds?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on February 27, 2016, 01:21:21 PM
Surely if the app is to be of any use, they need to give you enough time to use it.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny on February 27, 2016, 01:38:53 PM
Got fined £100 today. Got a phone call if I could go meet someone on the other side of town, walked to the tram station and one was pulling up so I jumped on. Got my phone out to pay on the app and prior to paying the inspectors jumped on and came to me first. Ah well but that is the most expensive three stop journey I have ever been on.

That's ridiculous. I'd appeal it!

On what grounds?

Ridiculousness, obviously, you can be so thick some times.
Look at his tee shirt, I know it doesn't look it, but,
you could reupholster the entire conveyance for the cost of it.
When did you inspectors start travelling in pairs anyway?
Oh ye, the deaths, they were rather messy weren't they?
You're not going to bother the foot on seat types then.
Ha, gotcha, you're profiling the safe to pinch people.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny on February 27, 2016, 02:13:15 PM
Surely if the app is to be of any use, they need to give you enough time to use it.

Ye you're right, it fucking ridiculous

bring! bring! Ye? couldn't you get more? OK.
I've been appointed UK Urban Transit Authoritarian. 

If we give a hypothetical old git gent room, the loathsome will crawl through his hole.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on February 27, 2016, 02:13:47 PM
Got fined £100 today. Got a phone call if I could go meet someone on the other side of town, walked to the tram station and one was pulling up so I jumped on. Got my phone out to pay on the app and prior to paying the inspectors jumped on and came to me first. Ah well but that is the most expensive three stop journey I have ever been on.

That's ridiculous. I'd appeal it!

On what grounds?

That he was in the process of paying.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny on February 27, 2016, 02:22:05 PM
Got fined £100 today. Got a phone call if I could go meet someone on the other side of town, walked to the tram station and one was pulling up so I jumped on. Got my phone out to pay on the app and prior to paying the inspectors jumped on and came to me first. Ah well but that is the most expensive three stop journey I have ever been on.

That's ridiculous. I'd appeal it!

On what grounds?

That he was in the process of paying.

That's what they all say,
That's what I always say.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on February 27, 2016, 02:52:48 PM
Surely if the app is to be of any use, they need to give you enough time to use it.

Usually you pay in advance. It does state on the tram you should have paid before hand I just happened to take the gamble and got unfortunate. The app is really quick once you have the stops and selected the type of ticket, it takes about 2 mins to do but that is longer than the time it takes to get to the next stop from the one I got on. I can't complain I know the rules, you get caught out you deal with the consequences. Just a typical jobsworth the rules are the rules no point in arguing with them.

The council has got really strict on transport payments recently. You could jump on the local trains and pay on the them (that was the norm due to the the queues) now they give you a ridiculous fine. Trams never use to have inspectors, now they are teeming with them. They must make a good amount of money to warrant the new employees.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on February 27, 2016, 03:07:40 PM
Surely if the app is to be of any use, they need to give you enough time to use it.

 It does state on the tram you should have paid before hand.

In that case, I take back my case for appeal.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on February 27, 2016, 06:18:24 PM


Have you ever found yourself in this situation before?

Your're out late on a Friday night, you drink waaaay too much, and wake up the next morning with no idea about where you are or even whom you went to sleep with the night before?

I imagine that's how this poor dogs gonna feel when it wakes up and realizes it slept with a kat!

Hungover Grumpy

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Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2016, 12:25:48 AM
I have to wake up early tomorrow. Seriously, who wakes up at 7:30?!  :rant1:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 02, 2016, 03:28:31 AM
I just blew a phone interview. Granted, it's not like I"m trying to get out of my current job, this company seeked me out and I decided to talk to them, but they're very well-known and I feel like a moron. I guess I panicked.
Funny enough, they still want to do a follow-up interview with me in three weeks with the understanding that I need to prep for it, but I'll probably pull out of the running. Not worth the stress right now.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on March 02, 2016, 05:06:51 AM
I put a set of rescued sockets in the soak last night and forgot about them. Turns out that CLR will eventually eat through chrome in addition to efficiently removing calcium, lime, and rust. The two ratchets turned out very nicely though. An old SK I think I'm going to really like as well as a Craftsman that will make a handy spare. Two tools that would've cost $50 and $15 respectively that I got for free. Might splurge on a rebuild kit for the SK as the ball is a bit too tight, but I'm happy with it for now.

Still grumpy about the sockets though...
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 02, 2016, 06:42:58 AM
I have to wake up early tomorrow. Seriously, who wakes up at 7:30?!  :rant1:
6:20 normally.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on March 02, 2016, 08:48:47 AM
I have to wake up early tomorrow. Seriously, who wakes up at 7:30?!  :rant1:

I normally leave the house at 7:30!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2016, 11:08:50 AM
6:20 normally.

I normally leave the house at 7:30!

:shocked: :shocked:

Morning people! How exotic.  :P
Normally I wake up at around 8:30 as I generally don't have anywhere to be in the early morning. Even then it's in full blown zombie mode. :zombie:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on March 02, 2016, 12:18:24 PM
I gut up at 5:00 am.  I go to the gym at 5:30 4-5 times a week.  I Can't sleep past 8:30 even on a weekend.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on March 02, 2016, 04:23:47 PM
I have to wake up early tomorrow. Seriously, who wakes up at 7:30?!  :rant1:
Normally at 4:30!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 02, 2016, 04:27:13 PM
I have to wake up early tomorrow. Seriously, who wakes up at 7:30?!  :rant1:

*raises hand* ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2016, 10:54:27 PM
What are you guys?!  :P
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on March 03, 2016, 12:36:01 AM
Generally 5-5:30. I've been working 7AM shifts for years. I don't sleep past 8:30 unless I'm sick. Sometimes I get caught up in laying in bed relaxing, but I'll have a headache from it by 9:30.

I actually really miss my morning stock shifts. Up around 3AM, good physical work that was simple enough it was almost meditative, out of work by 10AM with the whole day ahead of me.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 03, 2016, 12:52:03 AM
What are you guys?!  :P

They must be creepy morning people.

I get up between 8.30 and 10 (I don't have to work until 10.30 and don't have to travel, when I do I live where most businesses in my city reside so it is often a walk down the road). Can't fall asleep before 3am unless I am worn out and I always have a lot of energy so that is rare. Though I have no problem getting up early.

Try the alarm clock "sleep cycle". I have it hooked up to a hue bulb and an audio system, you don't need that I just happened to have them already and decided to give it a try. Haven't found it hard to wake up since using it and that was years ago.

I wish I was more of a morning person. The hours between 5am and 7am are some of the nicest and it's lovely to do exercise outside or go for a walk, but my body actively rejects it whenever I have tried to switch to waking up that early regularly. Except when I'm in a relationship, I am up and out of bed around 5.30am like clockwork.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on March 03, 2016, 01:04:52 AM
If I dont even know what would happen if I had no set schedule. I think I'd end up sleeping like 10AM to 6PM.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 03, 2016, 01:40:17 AM
Oh hell no, I'm not a morning person at all. On a typical weekend we'll sleep in until 10 or even 11.
Technically I could get up later than 7:30 during the week too, but if I abuse that too much, I'd have to come home from work after 7 every night, and I like having time to cook dinner, run, or just watch tv without it getting too late. Also just easier to get up at the same time as my wife.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on March 03, 2016, 03:05:37 AM
xSP is my kind of person. I am so groggy in the morning that I have to jack off just to get my heart started. Meanwhile my dear wife of thirty years, is one of those happy waker uppers.  My body and mind is just getting up a head of steam by two AM but ahe wants to crash at 10 PM.   Our circadian clocks are out of synch.

I recently read a whole book about the way individuals differ but that all of us have a timing system built into our bodies. The book showed that all sorts of living things have clocks, even grass has a system of waking and sleeping.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 03, 2016, 01:16:02 PM
I generally wake up at around 9 or even 10 if allowed to. I think I have the tendency to switch days for nights. When I finished high school, for the period before I got into university I would stay up all night and sleep all day. After I dropped out and had no fixed schedule I slipped into this pattern again.

 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 03, 2016, 03:22:44 PM
I am so groggy in the morning that I have to jack off just to get my heart started.

 :o Didn't expect to read that!

Brilliant.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 03, 2016, 03:29:48 PM
The trees are blooming, the grass is turning green, and the forecast is edging very close to hot (it will be hot in the house).  >:(

I'm becoming ever more certain of my location where I want to get my Master's Degree. It will be several states up North. Several.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 03, 2016, 06:55:03 PM
Got a gig working as a substitute dormitory night manager right before the flu knocked out half the regular staff.
I haven't slept since Monday.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 03, 2016, 07:20:25 PM
Got a gig working as a substitute dormitory night manager right before the flu knocked out half the regular staff.
I haven't slept since Monday.  >:(
*stifles giggle* Oh dear, how sad.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 05, 2016, 02:57:23 AM
The trees are blooming, the grass is turning green, and the forecast is edging very close to hot (it will be hot in the house).  >:(

I'm becoming ever more certain of my location where I want to get my Master's Degree. It will be several states up North. Several.

You'll probably need to go more than several states north to get the coolness you want. Here in Michigan we finally got a decent snow fall about a week ago, and after several days most of it melted. The other night we got more snow, and it's already melting as well...by Monday it's supposed to hit a high of fucking 60.

Everyone is happy except me, I want to enjoy the winter a bit longer, plus I'm dog-sitting Kahlua this following week, and love romping in the snow with him, now we'll probably be sloshing around in the mud.

We practically didn't have a winter, sure some cold weather, but no snow...going to take my bike out early tomorrow morning on some trails, hopefully they'll stand hard so I can get a decent ride in.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 05, 2016, 03:40:33 AM
The trees are blooming, the grass is turning green, and the forecast is edging very close to hot (it will be hot in the house).  >:(

I'm becoming ever more certain of my location where I want to get my Master's Degree. It will be several states up North. Several.

You'll probably need to go more than several states north to get the coolness you want. Here in Michigan we finally got a decent snow fall about a week ago, and after several days most of it melted. The other night we got more snow, and it's already melting as well...by Monday it's supposed to hit a high of fucking 60.

Everyone is happy except me, I want to enjoy the winter a bit longer, plus I'm dog-sitting Kahlua this following week, and love romping in the snow with him, now we'll probably be sloshing around in the mud.

We practically didn't have a winter, sure some cold weather, but no snow...going to take my bike out early tomorrow morning on some trails, hopefully they'll stand hard so I can get a decent ride in.

The fact that you're shocked about it hitting 60 is exactly why you've had a hundred times more of a winter than I have. Days where it didn't hit 60 were rare this winter. So not only have we not had snow (there was a little sleet storm in late December, and less than an inch of snow. That was it.), but it's been warm the whole way through.

We didn't have a single day where the temperature did not get above freezing. Not even one.

Michigan is actually my aim right now. There are multiple reasons for that... The climate is certainly one of them. Every time I looked at the forecast at least 8 of the days forecasted were near or below freezing for highs and there was snow all over the forecast... And this was predicted to be a warm winter for the North from the very beginning, so a few warm days here and there is no surprise. It still can't compare to down here where the bugs never died and I never saw a pond freeze, ever.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 05, 2016, 06:12:09 AM
Coming from the same area as Bruno, the weather isn't all fun in winter wonderland. Summer here sucks because of the humidity and spring and autumn are basically nonexistent and replaced with strange seasons with nothing but mud. Plus with all the freezing and thawing going on the roads here are littered with huge potholes.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 05, 2016, 01:30:11 PM
Coming from the same area as Bruno, the weather isn't all fun in winter wonderland. Summer here sucks because of the humidity and spring and autumn are basically nonexistent and replaced with strange seasons with nothing but mud. Plus with all the freezing and thawing going on the roads here are littered with huge potholes.

You can't stop me from wanting to go to Michigan. =P My mind is pretty much set, actually. Although this would be at least a year away.  :(

I know it's not all fun... But it is far from that where I live. Our summers are a long block of heat and humidity that starts in April and ends somewhere in October. I'm sick and tired of it. I want to live somewhere where Winters are cold, and autumn and Spring are more on the cool side than the hot side, so I might actually enjoy them for once.

I'll take mud over tornadoes and heat any day.

We didn't even get a winter this year. Nothing that could have resembled a winter happened, aside from the trees and plants losing their leaves, and the days being shorter. And we're headed straight to heat. I needed my break from summer. I did not get it. I am agitated.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny on March 05, 2016, 02:10:08 PM
You should probably adopt a more suitable name, I don't think Chill is taken.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 05, 2016, 02:22:23 PM
You should probably adopt a more suitable name, I don't think Chill is taken.

Right, I certainly am not positive enough to warrant this username. =( I wanted to fight it, but it's just not in my nature. lol

I've wanted to change it to 'Harmonie', because that's a term in music history for a wind ensemble (in the past, at least, I don't know if it's still used, I don't live in Europe), and I love brass and woodwind instruments!

However, this forum does not allow for me to go in and change my username, and I saw no topic to request it or any guidelines.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 05, 2016, 02:28:55 PM
The mods can change your username if you ask.  And send them brownies. 1 out of 2 might work
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 05, 2016, 04:11:12 PM
You should probably adopt a more suitable name, I don't think Chill is taken.

Right, I certainly am not positive enough to warrant this username. =( I wanted to fight it, but it's just not in my nature. lol

I've wanted to change it to 'Harmonie', because that's a term in music history for a wind ensemble (in the past, at least, I don't know if it's still used, I don't live in Europe), and I love brass and woodwind instruments!

However, this forum does not allow for me to go in and change my username, and I saw no topic to request it or any guidelines.

Harmonie it is. You still log in a Radient.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 05, 2016, 04:11:52 PM
The mods can change your username if you ask.  And send them brownies. 1 out of 2 might work
All you need to do is send a mod a PM.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 05, 2016, 04:29:43 PM
Now I remember why I moved working out to a Monday and Thursday evening rather than at the weekend.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 05, 2016, 07:30:05 PM
You should probably adopt a more suitable name, I don't think Chill is taken.

Right, I certainly am not positive enough to warrant this username. =( I wanted to fight it, but it's just not in my nature. lol

I've wanted to change it to 'Harmonie', because that's a term in music history for a wind ensemble (in the past, at least, I don't know if it's still used, I don't live in Europe), and I love brass and woodwind instruments!

However, this forum does not allow for me to go in and change my username, and I saw no topic to request it or any guidelines.

Harmonie it is. You still log in a Radient.

Oh, awesome! Thank you very much!   :D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 05, 2016, 10:33:02 PM
You should probably adopt a more suitable name, I don't think Chill is taken.

Right, I certainly am not positive enough to warrant this username. =( I wanted to fight it, but it's just not in my nature. lol

I've wanted to change it to 'Harmonie', because that's a term in music history for a wind ensemble (in the past, at least, I don't know if it's still used, I don't live in Europe), and I love brass and woodwind instruments!

However, this forum does not allow for me to go in and change my username, and I saw no topic to request it or any guidelines.

Harmonie it is. You still log in a Radient.

Oh, awesome! Thank you very much!   :D

You're welcome :)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on March 06, 2016, 12:51:49 AM
Ha! That's cool. I've wanted to change my name before but I'm too lazy.

...it's been really nice here, but it's either really damp or my hormones are still off because I am freezing! And it's 35F and sunny!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 06, 2016, 09:52:28 AM
Argh, I woke up at 6:15 on a Sunday morning, and full of energy too!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 06, 2016, 11:37:30 AM
Argh, I woke up at 6:15 on a Sunday morning, and full of energy too!

Waking up with energy is a good thing. Jump out of bed have a light warm up, make a good breakfast and a pot of coffee, go for a walk and it will only be 9 by the time you get back. If you want to fall back to sleep do strenuous exercise to failure, eat something afterwards and you will want to go to sleep again.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 06, 2016, 12:10:24 PM
Argh, I woke up at 6:15 on a Sunday morning, and full of energy too!

Waking up with energy is a good thing. Jump out of bed have a light warm up, make a good breakfast and a pot of coffee, go for a walk and it will only be 9 by the time you get back. If you want to fall back to sleep do strenuous exercise to failure, eat something afterwards and you will want to go to sleep again.

Yep, that's what I did. I walked more or less 33% more than I usually do, and will probably take a nap this afternoon, though for now I definitely don't feel sleepy.  :badger:

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 06, 2016, 04:12:37 PM
I'm getting pretty sick of people stating I have lost weight yet I have gained a stone in the last 5 months.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 06, 2016, 04:17:08 PM
I'm getting pretty sick of people stating I have lost weight yet I have gained a stone in the last 5 months.
Fat to muscle?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 06, 2016, 04:29:51 PM
I'm getting pretty sick of people stating I have lost weight yet I have gained a stone in the last 5 months.
Fat to muscle?

No idea. I hadn't been making measurements. The last time I measured myself was in October of last year, people for the last three months have been constantly saying I have been losing weight. I had the opportunity to weigh myself earlier today on the same scales and have gained a stone, it is something I have been wanting to do as I have been getting it a lot recently then only shortly afterwards to have my brother say it looks like I had lost weight. I eat about 3k to 5k calories a day depending on my routine.

As you can only gain about 2 pounds of muscle a month some of that must either be fat or water.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 06, 2016, 06:03:24 PM
I'm getting pretty sick of people stating I have lost weight yet I have gained a stone in the last 5 months.
Fat to muscle?

No idea. I hadn't been making measurements. The last time I measured myself was in October of last year, people for the last three months have been constantly saying I have been losing weight. I had the opportunity to weigh myself earlier today on the same scales and have gained a stone, it is something I have been wanting to do as I have been getting it a lot recently then only shortly afterwards to have my brother say it looks like I had lost weight. I eat about 3k to 5k calories a day depending on my routine.

As you can only gain about 2 pounds of muscle a month some of that must either be fat or water.
Or tumour.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 06, 2016, 06:07:15 PM
Or tumour.

That is what I originally thought. As I was getting it a lot from people that know me well and I was eating a lot but seeing as I am gaining weight which is very hard for me to do anyway I'm not going to bother with the doctor. If I had actually lost weight then I would have needed to go.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 06, 2016, 06:26:22 PM
Coming from the same area as Bruno, the weather isn't all fun in winter wonderland. Summer here sucks because of the humidity and spring and autumn are basically nonexistent and replaced with strange seasons with nothing but mud. Plus with all the freezing and thawing going on the roads here are littered with huge potholes.

You can't stop me from wanting to go to Michigan. =P My mind is pretty much set, actually. Although this would be at least a year away.  :(

I know it's not all fun... But it is far from that where I live. Our summers are a long block of heat and humidity that starts in April and ends somewhere in October. I'm sick and tired of it. I want to live somewhere where Winters are cold, and autumn and Spring are more on the cool side than the hot side, so I might actually enjoy them for once.

I'll take mud over tornadoes and heat any day.

We didn't even get a winter this year. Nothing that could have resembled a winter happened, aside from the trees and plants losing their leaves, and the days being shorter. And we're headed straight to heat. I needed my break from summer. I did not get it. I am agitated.

Like the new name Harmonie...

Discussing the weather and Michigan with you and Bud on this thread must have unloosed some karma with Mother Nature because we got hit by a nice snowstorm Friday night, and woke up yesterday morning to several inches of snow, and for the remainder of the day it lightly snowed, just a gentle dropping of flakes that drifted slowly to the ground.

It was nice to be outside, the air was crisp, but not too cold, probably the last decent snowfall will see this season :(

Here's a picture of the fir tree from the backyard, along with some bunny tracks in the snow.

(http://i.imgur.com/e0bW086.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/J9kXULb.jpg)

Anyway, as a long time Michigander I extend an invitation from the beautiful state of Michigan to join us in our winter wonderland (It's not Indiana after all), and in your honour I made a punk-snowman in the snow yesterday, I call him Joey Strummer.

(http://i.imgur.com/1F6ErPG.jpg)

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 06, 2016, 07:51:18 PM
Lol. Aw thanks! I don't think I've made as snowman since I was a kid!

(In terms of the username, I discovered it while reading a history book on the bassoon, and I was ecstatic! Perhaps it's usually referred to as Harmonie Musik... but I saw it referred to as 'Harmonie' alone, too, so I took that)

Hm... The picture of that tree makes me think of how excited I was this time last year when we got some Norway Spruces put in our backyard. I was thinking "I can't wait to see them with snow!"

A whole year later, I still haven't seen them with snow... Well, a tiny bit. I took a picture of the extent of snow I saw on it all winter.

Spoiler: show
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c104/BassoonForLife/12494946_442548375943364_6516122766576198363_n.jpg)


Totally stepped on dog poop taking that picture, too!

Speaking of dogs, funny story that might slightly fit into this topic? Probably not, but it happened while I was making this post so I'm posting it! One of our dogs loves to stick his face and back up under curtains, sheets, etc. Anyway, recently he's started coming in my room... While I was posting this he comes up to me sitting at my chair and decides he wants to do that to my dress! :blush:

Not too grumpy about it, just laughed and told him to stop. Now he's relaxing... Finally! That dog was restless for about 30 minutes!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on March 08, 2016, 10:40:34 PM
In the process of re-modeling my house, we are having hardwood flooring installed.  The person who is doing the work turned out to be a part time preacher.  Today he found it necessary to play loud music. The all day music was of the Christian variety that all sounds like the same strained music but with different words for each song (torture).  What else would a preacher play?  That made me unusually grumpy. He is coming back tomorrow, hopefully to finish the job. I'm not looking forward to another day of that noise.

I just noticed that I have written eight sentences and have not used the words; asshole, Fuckin' dipshit, or any other profane utterance.  Little does he know that he is working on the home of a thinking person who would be pleased to strangle him after I explain that his Jesus fantasy is (here I quote Hitchins) "bullshit". In his defense, he is doing a good job on the flooring so I am obliged to have the job finished before I further contemplate his demise.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 09, 2016, 04:02:45 AM
It would be really nice if my fucking backup could actually back me up, rather than bitching about how hard something is, forcing me to log into work late and point out his problem in 1 minute. I just took over and told him to sign off, even though it was after 10:00.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 09, 2016, 08:35:43 AM
I was having a very pleasant dream about a girl I like. All well and good, and not the start of the sort of story you would hear in the "grumpy thread". But it gets better.
In my dream I found myself laying next to her. As one does in such pleasant situations, I rolled over for a cuddle. As the dreaming version of me performed this motion it was mimicked by my real life self. The unenviable result of this motion was to cause me to roll clean out of bed. Banged my head on the nightstand on the way down.
Pine on skull while in free fall. Officially my least favorite way to wake up.  :d'oh!:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 09, 2016, 04:31:21 PM
Ouch.

I had a dream that I wrecked Charlie. It was awful.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 09, 2016, 08:56:22 PM
Ouch.

I had a dream that I wrecked Charlie. It was awful.
Probably some sort of prophetic dream.  :P
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 09, 2016, 11:19:19 PM
Ouch.

I had a dream that I wrecked Charlie. It was awful.
Probably some sort of prophetic dream.  :P

Don't say that! I had dreams of wrecking the Mazda for months before it happened.  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 10, 2016, 11:45:01 AM
I feel like rambling on about something - anything -  but nobody's here.  :blahblah:

I guess the question of the day is: if I ramble on and there's no one to hear it, did it happen? :tellmemore:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 10, 2016, 03:39:04 PM
I feel like rambling on about something - anything -  but nobody's here.  :blahblah:

I guess the question of the day is: if I ramble on and there's no one to hear it, did it happen? :tellmemore:

We heed a Rambling Thread for just that thing...a place you can just write some shit, any-shit...and no one is allowed to directly reply to it.
Unless of course someone posts something personal and derogatory about another Haffer...for example if JJ were to post something along the lines of, "You know, that Sir Bruno is a total fucking dickhead..." that would probably warrant a response. (Sure there would probably be quite a chorus of those in agreement, but...)

Anyway, that's that.

The world is gray, and cold, and dying.

I have memories of sitting in a large den of tall ferns, surround by cedar trees, with a warm mist filtering out the sun light, and for the brief moment I was there it was as if no one else had ever before sat in this wonderful, peaceful spot.

Reminds me of this passage in the "Red Badge of Courage", after Henry runs away from the horrors of the battlefield and finds himself in a particularly tranquil spot in the woods:

At length he reached a place where the high, arching boughs made a chapel. He softly pushed the green doors aside and entered. Pine needles were a gentle brown carpet. There was a religious half light

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on March 12, 2016, 06:45:35 PM
Did the "PC is rip shit fucking pissed" thread ever actually happen?

Because PC is rip shit fucking pissed. (http://www.adn.com/article/20160312/one-dog-dead-several-injured-after-snowmachine-attack-iditarod-trail)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 12, 2016, 09:34:42 PM
Did the "PC is rip shit fucking pissed" thread ever actually happen?

Because PC is rip shit fucking pissed. (http://www.adn.com/article/20160312/one-dog-dead-several-injured-after-snowmachine-attack-iditarod-trail)

That's really sad PC, and I hope they throw the book at this guy. People drinking and operating boats, and snow machines is fucking messed up.
Here in Michigan they are finally starting to treat this the same as if they are in an automobile.

 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on March 13, 2016, 02:26:09 AM
Me too PC. I am rip fucking pissed right along with you and a million other dog lovers and compassionate people. I am teary eyed right now.

Mr. King was certainly a stoic that I envy for his composure. Had it been me, and my team, I'd have certainly, seriously, maliciously,  contemplated killing the miserable drunken bastard.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on March 13, 2016, 05:48:13 PM
The person has turned himself in, which some people are applauding, but I'm pretty sure it's because he's safer in jail.

Many people are asking why no one shot him. He was trying to kill. Maybe moving too fast and erratically from what I've heard.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 13, 2016, 07:18:52 PM
The person has turned himself in, which some people are applauding, but I'm pretty sure it's because he's safer in jail.

Many people are asking why no one shot him. He was trying to kill. Maybe moving too fast and erratically from what I've heard.

Yes I read that he had turned himself in, and was taking full responsibility for being drunk, which some folks are complimenting him for, but it doesn't erase the fact that his actions seem to have targeted the dogs and sled intentionally, the liquor only embolden him.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 14, 2016, 07:13:41 AM
Grumpy insomniac coming through.

:sigh:

Holy crap, PC! :shocked: 
I get the feeling that he wanted his 15 mins of fame, even if this made him infamous. Either way, that guy belongs in jail if he acts on murderous feelings while under the influence of alcohol. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 15, 2016, 01:17:03 PM
Drove all the way up to school to find that my 9:30am class was cancelled last minute and my next class isn't until 1pm.

I could be home sleeping.  >:( >:( >:(


Edit- the back of the Mini Cooper is a surprisingly comfortable napping spot
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 16, 2016, 08:09:39 AM
It's 4 am and I'm too wired to sleep. Our smoke/carbon monoxide alarm went off three hours ago. We got out, called the fire department hoping it was a false alarm. Nope, CO detected in our basement. They shut off our hvac and hot water heater since they weren't sure which one was the culprit, and it took a while to air out the place. Fortunately everyone's ok and we have great neighbors who gave us their couches to sleep on, but I'm too awake. And tomorrow I get to find out how much money I have to throw at whatever broke. Fun times. Still could have been worse.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on March 16, 2016, 09:31:30 AM
We ordered a Chinese takeaway and drove the short distance to the place - they had never heard of our order.  Mrs Git noticed that the menu leaflet didn't look like the one we had ordered from; back home we went and found we had used a leaflet from a different takeaway, which had come with the local newspaper.  Off we went to this other place, using the satnav as we'd never been near that part of town.  Towards the end we found the traffic system had recently been changed and the satnav was trying to send us the wrong way down a one-way street.  We parked and phoned the takeaway, which it turned out was just round the corner.

However they were very pleasant and the food was still hot.  It was a good meal at a fair price, but we won't be going there again because it is four miles.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 16, 2016, 12:42:46 PM
Four miles? That's considered really close here haha. The nearest Chinese place is about ten miles from my house.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on March 16, 2016, 01:29:23 PM
It's 4 am and I'm too wired to sleep. Our smoke/carbon monoxide alarm went off three hours ago. We got out, called the fire department hoping it was a false alarm. Nope, CO detected in our basement. They shut off our hvac and hot water heater since they weren't sure which one was the culprit, and it took a while to air out the place. Fortunately everyone's ok and we have great neighbors who gave us their couches to sleep on, but I'm too awake. And tomorrow I get to find out how much money I have to throw at whatever broke. Fun times. Still could have been worse.
Scary.  :(
That is true, it could've been worse. It's good to know you and your family are fine and that you have good neighbors who gave you a place to sleep.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 16, 2016, 02:54:16 PM
It's 4 am and I'm too wired to sleep. Our smoke/carbon monoxide alarm went off three hours ago. We got out, called the fire department hoping it was a false alarm. Nope, CO detected in our basement. They shut off our hvac and hot water heater since they weren't sure which one was the culprit, and it took a while to air out the place. Fortunately everyone's ok and we have great neighbors who gave us their couches to sleep on, but I'm too awake. And tomorrow I get to find out how much money I have to throw at whatever broke. Fun times. Still could have been worse.
Scary.  :(
That is true, it could've been worse. It's good to know you and your family are fine and that you have good neighbors who gave you a place to sleep.

Have someone checking it now, and we're getting no CO readings from the furnace or hot water heater now, which is scary. Really want to know what's at fault here
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on March 16, 2016, 03:02:51 PM
Good grief Firebird! Thank technology that you're still here.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 16, 2016, 03:48:25 PM
Guy just left...no CO detected while the furnace and hot water heater were both running at full blast. So now we have to figure out what to do, since clearly there's still a problem that isn't showing up automatically. Might  have to just replace both since one of them is the culprit and we don't want to fuck around. They're both 8 years old, so they're not too far off from expected lifetime, but that's still some serious dough.
Oh, and in the meantime, gas is turned off to both. And temperatures are going below freezing in a couple of days.  Can I get multiple grumpiness points here?  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on March 16, 2016, 04:03:47 PM
Have someone checking it now, and we're getting no CO readings from the furnace or hot water heater now, which is scary. Really want to know what's at fault here

Quote
For example, simply closing the door to a boiler room where gas fired equipment is operating can cause sudden production of CO gas if there is insufficient combustion air when the door is closed. Yet when someone opens the door to inspect the area, more combustion air is provided. CO production may stop.

[source] (http://inspectapedia.com/hazmat/Carbon_Monoxide_Alarms.php)

I hope this gets sorted out soon, and that it doesn't cost you too much!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on March 16, 2016, 04:44:53 PM
Nasty, Firebird - you can't ignore a CO alarm, so it sounds expensive all right.  Is it not possible to find out which which one is doing it?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 16, 2016, 05:40:19 PM
Guy just left...no CO detected while the furnace and hot water heater were both running at full blast. So now we have to figure out what to do, since clearly there's still a problem that isn't showing up automatically. Might  have to just replace both since one of them is the culprit and we don't want to fuck around. They're both 8 years old, so they're not too far off from expected lifetime, but that's still some serious dough.
Oh, and in the meantime, gas is turned off to both. And temperatures are going below freezing in a couple of days.  Can I get multiple grumpiness points here?  >:(

Thats scary stuff Firebird, I'm glad you had the detector. I would suggest buying one for each bedroom you have people sleeping in to play it safe.

I'm no expert, but it could be a ventilation issue if your furnace and water heater are sharing the same flue. At the base of the flue in your furnace is a draft inducer. It’s a little fan that pulls air up through the heat exchanger, and next to that fan is a pressure sensor that will cut off the furnace if it detects that the pressure in the flue is too high.
So if a squirrel or a bird builds a nest at the top of the flue, and the combustion gases can’t escape, this sensor will shut off the furnace.

At the top of your water heater is where your flue is connected, and there is a small gap between the water heater and the bottom of the flue, this is designed to draw air in to aid with the natural draft of the water heater.
Warm air rises, so as a water heater runs and the warm combustion gases rise in the flue, the opening helps allowing more warm air from the room to rise.

When your water heater flue is connected to the furnace flue, however. The squirrel nest at the top of the flue still keeps the combustion gases from going out, but the sensor may not detect a high enough pressure to shut off the furnace. The reason is that the combustion gases now have another escape path at the top of the water heater.

The problem is this opening at the top of the water heater can also allow air to come down the flue, and if the air pressure in the room is low enough relative to the air pressure where the flue terminates outside, air will come down the flue. If air is coming down the flue while the water heater is firing, combustion gases may not go up the flue, they could come into the room.

So it could be that when your guy came and checked both units they are working fine, which in all reality they are, but I would definitely make sure that everything is vented well, and the flue has no obstructions in it or at the top.

Like I said I'm no expert...when I was younger I helped my brother in-law out with his heating and cooling business, mostly installing new furnaces/central air units.   

Hope this helps, and good luck.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 16, 2016, 09:55:22 PM
Nasty, Firebird - you can't ignore a CO alarm, so it sounds expensive all right.  Is it not possible to find out which which one is doing it?
There's no question it was either the hot water heater or furnace, as the highest readings from last night (72 ppm) were coming from the back room in the basement where those two are located. Unfortunately, now they're both acting like everything is peachy and neither is generating CO when we turn them on temporarily.

For example, simply closing the door to a boiler room where gas fired equipment is operating can cause sudden production of CO gas if there is insufficient combustion air when the door is closed. Yet when someone opens the door to inspect the area, more combustion air is provided. CO production may stop.

[source] (http://inspectapedia.com/hazmat/Carbon_Monoxide_Alarms.php)

I had someone else mention this too. Unfortunately the system pulls air from the outside, so I don't think it would apply in this case, though thank you for sending it on.

I'm no expert, but it could be a ventilation issue if your furnace and water heater are sharing the same flue.

I did check this too and they're on separate flues, and neither one is blocked. Though the vents for both are not far away from each other outside the house, so the contractor was wondering if exhaust from one could get into the intake on the other. But even then it might not explain this.

I hope this gets sorted out soon, and that it doesn't cost you too much!

Unfortunately it will, as we're just going to replace both the furnace and hot water header. Pity my poor wallet. Initial suspicion is the furnace because the heat exchanger has rust, which could indicate some microfractures or other weaknesses that could lead to this. But they're both due to be replaced soon anyway, and we're not going to fuck around with CO.
Thank you all for the ideas, suggestions, and pity, it helps  :) Just need to make it through the next couple of days without hot water and heat. Luckily it's in the 50s Fahrenheit (10-20 Celsius) for the next couple of days, so we should be ok.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on March 16, 2016, 10:08:23 PM
Guy just left...no CO detected while the furnace and hot water heater were both running at full blast. So now we have to figure out what to do, since clearly there's still a problem that isn't showing up automatically. Might  have to just replace both since one of them is the culprit and we don't want to fuck around. They're both 8 years old, so they're not too far off from expected lifetime, but that's still some serious dough.
Oh, and in the meantime, gas is turned off to both. And temperatures are going below freezing in a couple of days.  Can I get multiple grumpiness points here?  >:(

Thats scary stuff Firebird, I'm glad you had the detector. I would suggest buying one for each bedroom you have people sleeping in to play it safe.

I'm no expert, but it could be a ventilation issue if your furnace and water heater are sharing the same flue. At the base of the flue in your furnace is a draft inducer. It’s a little fan that pulls air up through the heat exchanger, and next to that fan is a pressure sensor that will cut off the furnace if it detects that the pressure in the flue is too high.
So if a squirrel or a bird builds a nest at the top of the flue, and the combustion gases can’t escape, this sensor will shut off the furnace.

At the top of your water heater is where your flue is connected, and there is a small gap between the water heater and the bottom of the flue, this is designed to draw air in to aid with the natural draft of the water heater.
Warm air rises, so as a water heater runs and the warm combustion gases rise in the flue, the opening helps allowing more warm air from the room to rise.

When your water heater flue is connected to the furnace flue, however. The squirrel nest at the top of the flue still keeps the combustion gases from going out, but the sensor may not detect a high enough pressure to shut off the furnace. The reason is that the combustion gases now have another escape path at the top of the water heater.

The problem is this opening at the top of the water heater can also allow air to come down the flue, and if the air pressure in the room is low enough relative to the air pressure where the flue terminates outside, air will come down the flue. If air is coming down the flue while the water heater is firing, combustion gases may not go up the flue, they could come into the room.

So it could be that when your guy came and checked both units they are working fine, which in all reality they are, but I would definitely make sure that everything is vented well, and the flue has no obstructions in it or at the top.

Like I said I'm no expert...when I was younger I helped my brother in-law out with his heating and cooling business, mostly installing new furnaces/central air units.   

Hope this helps, and good luck.

You may not be an expert, but that sounds like very good advice. I never knew a monkey could be so smart...
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on March 17, 2016, 02:16:10 AM
Ditto, what JJ said.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 17, 2016, 01:29:25 PM
So what I believe JJ is acknowledging is that he kind of thinks, just maybe, that I'm a little bit, you know sorta/kinda smart...so now if I could get him to say that he thinks I'm kinda cute I'd be the happiest guy in the world.

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 17, 2016, 01:42:59 PM
Would you also like him to search for ticks? :P
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on March 17, 2016, 01:57:44 PM
Sure Bruno, you're cute. At least when you're not flinging feces at passerby. Happy?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 17, 2016, 02:40:22 PM
It's 4 am and I'm too wired to sleep. Our smoke/carbon monoxide alarm went off three hours ago. We got out, called the fire department hoping it was a false alarm. Nope, CO detected in our basement. They shut off our hvac and hot water heater since they weren't sure which one was the culprit, and it took a while to air out the place. Fortunately everyone's ok and we have great neighbors who gave us their couches to sleep on, but I'm too awake. And tomorrow I get to find out how much money I have to throw at whatever broke. Fun times. Still could have been worse.
Glad you're not dead. Goes to show the value of good detectors.

I am glad we use electricity for that sort of thing here in the civilized world. What possessed the people who came up with the idea to pump flammable (and potentially explosive) gas into their homes that produces poison when burned, and then burn it is beyond me.  :P




Four miles? That's considered really close here haha. The nearest Chinese place is about ten miles from my house.
Nearest chinese place to me is 48km (30miles) away.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 17, 2016, 02:48:05 PM

Nearest chinese place to me is 48km (30miles) away.

Yikes. That's how far I have to drive to school/work. Already put 700 miles on the Mini
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 17, 2016, 03:16:42 PM

Nearest chinese place to me is 48km (30miles) away.

Yikes. That's how far I have to drive to school/work. Already put 700 miles on the Mini

Wow. Nearest one to me is 0.2 miles :) But we've always lived in more urban places. My car is 11 years old and still hasn't reached 60,000 miles.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 17, 2016, 04:00:53 PM
Would you also like him to search for ticks? :P

Probably not a bad idea...


Sure Bruno, you're cute. At least when you're not flinging feces at passerby. Happy?

 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 17, 2016, 04:13:44 PM

Nearest chinese place to me is 48km (30miles) away.

Yikes. That's how far I have to drive to school/work. Already put 700 miles on the Mini

Wow. Nearest one to me is 0.2 miles :) But we've always lived in more urban places. My car is 11 years old and still hasn't reached 60,000 miles.

Nearest one to me is about 10 steps.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on March 17, 2016, 05:41:44 PM

Nearest chinese place to me is 48km (30miles) away.

Yikes. That's how far I have to drive to school/work. Already put 700 miles on the Mini

Wow. Nearest one to me is 0.2 miles :) But we've always lived in more urban places. My car is 11 years old and still hasn't reached 60,000 miles.

Same, except you really wouldn't want to actually eat there...
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 17, 2016, 07:52:55 PM

Nearest chinese place to me is 48km (30miles) away.

Yikes. That's how far I have to drive to school/work. Already put 700 miles on the Mini

Wow. Nearest one to me is 0.2 miles :) But we've always lived in more urban places. My car is 11 years old and still hasn't reached 60,000 miles.

Nearest one to me is about 10 steps.

Correction it is 29 steps.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 17, 2016, 09:42:10 PM
Nearest one to me is about a block away, though I haven't eaten Chinese food for around 6 years.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 19, 2016, 01:00:08 PM
Going to work tomorrow morning. :sad sigh:

At least Friday's a holiday and there will be chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 19, 2016, 01:27:22 PM
Going to work tomorrow morning. :sad sigh:

At least Friday's a holiday and there will be chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

What is the del with labeling of chocolate in Brazil? Is it like spain where it has to be over 70% to be considered chocolate otherwise it is called confectionary or is it like most places where you have milk and sugar with a bit of cacao that is considered chocolate?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 19, 2016, 01:35:03 PM
Going to work tomorrow morning. :sad sigh:

At least Friday's a holiday and there will be chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

What is the del with labeling of chocolate in Brazil? Is it like spain where it has to be over 70% to be considered chocolate otherwise it is called confectionary or is it like most places where you have milk and sugar with a bit of cacao that is considered chocolate?

It's like most other places. Even a slab of hydrogenated fat with some cacao, milk and sugar is considered chocolate.  ::) Bars with 70% cacao are called bittersweet chocolate and are the best of options, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on March 20, 2016, 04:19:23 AM
Haven't been here (or anywhere else) much lately because I generally don't have much energy left at the end of the day. I will be so glad when I finally get my knee fixed. But, in the meantime, I've caught the crud going around at work.  :bleh:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 20, 2016, 08:00:50 AM
Haven't been here (or anywhere else) much lately because I generally don't have much energy left at the end of the day. I will be so glad when I finally get my knee fixed. But, in the meantime, I've caught the crud going around at work.  :bleh:
Sympathies. It's a lovely sunny day outside. I have a new camera. The dogs need a walk. I have a nice cigar. Can't be arsed to move. Must be flu.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on March 20, 2016, 08:14:05 PM
Haven't been here (or anywhere else) much lately because I generally don't have much energy left at the end of the day. I will be so glad when I finally get my knee fixed. But, in the meantime, I've caught the crud going around at work.  :bleh:
Sympathies. It's a lovely sunny day outside. I have a new camera. The dogs need a walk. I have a nice cigar. Can't be arsed to move. Must be flu.
I hope you feel better soon.   :hug:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 21, 2016, 09:31:55 PM
I woke up this morning with an aching neck. I can't turn my head right without feeling pain, which is a real pain in the neck which is a reason to be really grumpy. :(

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 21, 2016, 11:16:37 PM
I woke up this morning with an aching neck. I can't turn my head right without feeling pain, which is a real pain in the neck which is a reason to be really grumpy. :(
:jaded rimshot:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 22, 2016, 12:45:24 AM
Tank, Velma and xSP it sounds like you all got a case of the Monday flu...actually there are a couple of my co-workers not feeling well either today.

Hope you feel better...

Make sure you cover your mouth when coughing here on the forum, I don't want to catch it ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 22, 2016, 01:15:33 AM
Anyone ever dealt with tinnitus? I've been hearing a high-pitched ring for a couple of days now. It's happened off and on before, but feels worse today. I'm getting old  :P
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 22, 2016, 01:48:08 AM
Anyone ever dealt with tinnitus? I've been hearing a high-pitched ring for a couple of days now. It's happened off and on before, but feels worse today. I'm getting old  :P
I'm sorry, but I have no experience with tinnitus, however. I have dealt with a lot of old people. Are you feeling grumpy, stubborn, and impatient all of the time?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 22, 2016, 02:05:29 AM
Anyone ever dealt with tinnitus? I've been hearing a high-pitched ring for a couple of days now. It's happened off and on before, but feels worse today. I'm getting old  :P
I'm sorry, but I have no experience with tinnitus, however. I have dealt with a lot of old people. Are you feeling grumpy, stubborn, and impatient all of the time?

Not since I threw water balloons at the kids so they would get off my lawn.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny on March 22, 2016, 02:04:17 PM
Anyone ever dealt with tinnitus? I've been hearing a high-pitched ring for a couple of days now. It's happened off and on before, but feels worse today. I'm getting old  :P

I don't think it can be dealt with, it's a thing better not thought about.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on March 22, 2016, 04:49:12 PM
Anyone ever dealt with tinnitus? I've been hearing a high-pitched ring for a couple of days now. It's happened off and on before, but feels worse today. I'm getting old  :P

My dad has it. I suspect I do too, to a small degree. There isn't much you can do. Low level noise can act as a buffer, in that basically it gives you something to focus on that isn't the ringing.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on March 22, 2016, 08:19:03 PM
Anyone ever dealt with tinnitus? I've been hearing a high-pitched ring for a couple of days now. It's happened off and on before, but feels worse today. I'm getting old  :P

My dad has it. I suspect I do too, to a small degree. There isn't much you can do. Low level noise can act as a buffer, in that basically it gives you something to focus on that isn't the ringing.
That's about it. At home, background noise from the television is usually enough to keep me from noticing it too much. At night, I keep a fan running. At work, since it is a bit industrial, that noise works to keep it at bay. However, since you just started noticing it, I would go to a doctor. It might not be tinnitus. Inner ear infections can have odd symptoms and don't always hurt right away. If you start feeling dizzy or off-balance, I would certainly see a doctor.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on March 22, 2016, 08:20:30 PM
Monday, I went to work. I left work with a fever after about four and a half hours. Stayed home today. Don't feel that awful, but I think another day at home is probably for the best.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 23, 2016, 05:14:17 PM
Fucking horses.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 23, 2016, 06:06:27 PM
Fucking horses.
Details of perversion please.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 23, 2016, 06:07:08 PM
Fucking horses.

What happened?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 23, 2016, 06:23:40 PM
Fucking horses.

What happened?
I too am intrigued.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 23, 2016, 07:08:28 PM
Fucking horses.
Do I detect the introduction to an amusing story here, or is it more of a general rant?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 23, 2016, 07:25:54 PM
Horses that are procreating?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 23, 2016, 07:38:32 PM
Damn horses broke through the fence and managed to travel three miles into town. Got a call from the local police and humane society to please remove said horses from the McDonald's parking lot. When we got there there was a large crowd of people all around them. Luckily none of the ponies are hurt but damn that was frustrating.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 24, 2016, 12:43:01 PM
Geez, I thought I had a dirty mind. In no way did I think that could have been sexual until I saw the rest of y'all's posts! (Or maybe I just don't have a sense of humor.)

Glad your horses are fine, Budhorse4.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 24, 2016, 01:14:26 PM
Geez, I thought I had a dirty mind. In no way did I think that could have been sexual until I saw the rest of y'all's posts! (Or maybe I just don't have a sense of humor.)

Glad your horses are fine, Budhorse4.

If you think that's bad, you should try staying in the same house as Tank and G85. They're awful.  :P
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on March 24, 2016, 01:38:21 PM
Geez, I thought I had a dirty mind. In no way did I think that could have been sexual until I saw the rest of y'all's posts! (Or maybe I just don't have a sense of humor.)

Glad your horses are fine, Budhorse4.

Fuck | fək | vulgar slang
verb [ with obj. ]

1 have sexual intercourse with (someone).
    • [ no obj. ] (of two people) have sexual intercourse.
2 ruin or damage (something).

noun
an act of sexual intercourse
• [ with adj. ] a sexual partner.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 24, 2016, 02:42:35 PM
Geez, I thought I had a dirty mind. In no way did I think that could have been sexual until I saw the rest of y'all's posts! (Or maybe I just don't have a sense of humor.)

Glad your horses are fine, Budhorse4.

If you think that's bad, you should try staying in the same house as Tank and G85. They're awful.  :P

I can imagine. o.o

Geez, I thought I had a dirty mind. In no way did I think that could have been sexual until I saw the rest of y'all's posts! (Or maybe I just don't have a sense of humor.)

Glad your horses are fine, Budhorse4.

Fuck | fək | vulgar slang
verb [ with obj. ]

1 have sexual intercourse with (someone).
    • [ no obj. ] (of two people) have sexual intercourse.
2 ruin or damage (something).

noun
an act of sexual intercourse
• [ with adj. ] a sexual partner.

I know the definition of the word 'fuck'... It's just always been used as a slang term in my lifetime, and I do not associate it with that meaning unless it is obvious.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 24, 2016, 05:59:42 PM
Geez, I thought I had a dirty mind. In no way did I think that could have been sexual until I saw the rest of y'all's posts! (Or maybe I just don't have a sense of humor.)

Glad your horses are fine, Budhorse4.

If you think that's bad, you should try staying in the same house as Tank and G85. They're awful.  :P
Thank you!  8)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 24, 2016, 08:00:39 PM
Geez, I thought I had a dirty mind. In no way did I think that could have been sexual until I saw the rest of y'all's posts! (Or maybe I just don't have a sense of humor.)

Glad your horses are fine, Budhorse4.

If you think that's bad, you should try staying in the same house as Tank and G85. They're awful.  :P
:grin:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 25, 2016, 02:05:01 PM
It's raining. :headshake: The weather forecasters have gotten it right this time.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on March 25, 2016, 02:12:07 PM
It is raining here as well. The weather forecasters however got it wrong, because they predicted sunny weather with temperatures around 18-20 degrees Celsius.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 25, 2016, 02:56:21 PM
It's not raining here. I kind of wish it were, because it's sunny and I hate it when it's sunny.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on March 25, 2016, 04:24:28 PM
It's not raining here. I kind of wish it were, because it's sunny and I hate it when it's sunny.  >:(

same here. I literally hiss at the sun
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 25, 2016, 04:26:02 PM
It's not raining here. I kind of wish it were, because it's sunny and I hate it when it's sunny.  >:(

same here. I literally hiss at the sun


Because....?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 25, 2016, 05:25:14 PM
Well for me, that would be because it's bright and brings about heat. Too much heat.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 25, 2016, 07:36:31 PM
Well for me, that would be because it's bright and brings about heat. Too much heat.
Your constant displeasure with nice weather doesn't suggest such a Harmonious name, nor such a cute, pink pony avatar.

 8)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on March 26, 2016, 02:29:05 AM
Well for me, that would be because it's bright and brings about heat. Too much heat.
Your constant displeasure with nice weather doesn't suggest such a Harmonious name, nor such a cute, pink pony avatar.

 8)

Geez, I already changed my username once because the last one just didn't fit me anymore! But I will stand up for this one, because as I just explained in the username topic, 'Harmonie' is a different term from 'Harmony'.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 26, 2016, 12:31:52 PM
4 days off from data wrangling. What do I end up doing for my wife? Fucking data wrangling!  :rant1:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 26, 2016, 04:36:41 PM
4 days off from data wrangling. What do I end up doing for my wife? Fucking data wrangling!  :rant1:

:therethere:

I suggest you buy a Data doll and wrangle with that. Playing some really loud rock music is optional, but recommended. :smilenod:

 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 26, 2016, 04:46:36 PM
4 days off from data wrangling. What do I end up doing for my wife? Fucking data wrangling!  :rant1:

:therethere:

I suggest you buy a Data doll and wrangle with that. Playing some really loud rock music is optional, but recommended. :smilenod:
Well I turned 72 questionnaires, 720 responses into an 18 page spread sheet containing about 30 charts. I'll have to admit the data was interesting it's a piece of preliminary research my wife is doing on the way 11 to 15 year olds interact with cyber space. It turned up some really interesting trends. Unfortunately I can't discuss them here as they will go onto form the basis of future funded research.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 26, 2016, 04:53:19 PM
4 days off from data wrangling. What do I end up doing for my wife? Fucking data wrangling!  :rant1:

:therethere:

I suggest you buy a Data doll and wrangle with that. Playing some really loud rock music is optional, but recommended. :smilenod:
Well I turned 72 questionnaires, 720 responses into an 18 page spread sheet containing about 30 charts. I'll have to admit the data was interesting it's a piece of preliminary research my wife is doing on the way 11 to 15 year olds interact with cyber space. It turned up some really interesting trends. Unfortunately I can't discuss them here as they will go onto form the basis of future funded research.

That does sound interesting. For now I can only wonder what does trends are then.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on March 26, 2016, 04:57:29 PM
4 days off from data wrangling. What do I end up doing for my wife? Fucking data wrangling!  :rant1:
Are there spreadsheets and charts and graphs?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on March 26, 2016, 05:03:49 PM
4 days off from data wrangling. What do I end up doing for my wife? Fucking data wrangling!  :rant1:

:therethere:

I suggest you buy a Data doll and wrangle with that. Playing some really loud rock music is optional, but recommended. :smilenod:
Well I turned 72 questionnaires, 720 responses into an 18 page spread sheet containing about 30 charts. I'll have to admit the data was interesting it's a piece of preliminary research my wife is doing on the way 11 to 15 year olds interact with cyber space. It turned up some really interesting trends. Unfortunately I can't discuss them here as they will go onto form the basis of future funded research.

I'll save her the trouble.....it ends in tears. On a daily fucking basis where I work!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 26, 2016, 10:53:17 PM
Indiana's governor fucking sucks. He just made it illegal to have any abortion unless the fetus has a fatal illness. Not if the mother is in danger just the fetus. The woman is also required to notify the state if an abortion happens.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 26, 2016, 11:26:07 PM
Indiana's governor fucking sucks. He just made it illegal to have any abortion unless the fetus has a fatal illness. Not if the mother is in danger just the fetus. The woman is also required to notify the state if an abortion happens.
Wouldn't that fly in the face of the supreme court decisions on the matter?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on March 26, 2016, 11:53:07 PM
Indiana's governor fucking sucks. He just made it illegal to have any abortion unless the fetus has a fatal illness. Not if the mother is in danger just the fetus. The woman is also required to notify the state if an abortion happens.
Wouldn't that fly in the face of the supreme court decisions on the matter?


The Supreme Court ruling in favor of abortions? Haha that's hilarious.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on March 27, 2016, 06:22:27 AM
The Supremes neither permit nor prohibit abortions.

My dumb assed state legislature just made law that is roughly equivalent to the anti abortion rules in Texas. That will cause some serious problems for poorer women who use Planned Parenthood for things like cancer screening and a lot of other health care issues that have nothing whatever to do with abortion. The dumb bastards have not
figured out that the services provided by PP saves Medicaid more  money that the cost of subsidizing PP. Matter of fact, PP does only 3% of their total service for purposes of abortion.

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 27, 2016, 01:01:24 PM
It's Easter, which means that church bells will be ringing practically all day today.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 30, 2016, 04:29:13 AM
I spent all day doing someone else's work because they're too slow/incompetent to do it. I think I'm about to quit my third therapist in a row because she isn't helping at all. And I spent a weekend with my family, which just stresses me out by virtue of being around them. Also, now that the initial giddiness of impending fatherhood has come down a bit, I'm freaking out because, well, how the fuck am I going to handle taking care of a baby?
First world problems indeed.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on March 30, 2016, 04:44:47 AM
I spent all day doing someone else's work because they're too slow/incompetent to do it. I think I'm about to quit my third therapist in a row because she isn't helping at all. And I spent a weekend with my family, which just stresses me out by virtue of being around them. Also, now that the initial giddiness of impending fatherhood has come down a bit, I'm freaking out because, well, how the fuck am I going to handle taking care of a baby?
First world problems indeed.
:console:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on March 30, 2016, 10:26:43 PM
Last ever episode of Mythbusters  :weepy:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on March 31, 2016, 03:48:36 AM
I'm sick. (http://aladdin.st/bilder/305-1.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 31, 2016, 03:58:47 AM
I'm sick. (http://aladdin.st/bilder/305-1.gif)
What sort of sick?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on March 31, 2016, 04:38:05 AM
Last ever episode of Mythbusters  :weepy:

Guess you guys got it later than us. We had it about a month ago. Sad too, but I also wasn't thrilled with them after Grant, Kari and Torrie left.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on March 31, 2016, 05:05:35 PM
Today it would be easier to list reasons not to be grumpy......

1.

Nope not that easy.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on March 31, 2016, 06:03:29 PM
I'm sick. (http://aladdin.st/bilder/305-1.gif)
What sort of sick?
Just a cold. I feel much better today.
Thank you for asking, Guardian85
  :)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on March 31, 2016, 07:25:08 PM
No problem, Mags!  ;D


The reason I am grumpy is that one of my students is getting deported next week.
Suppose I should mention that my Mother roped me back into the local marching band (she is the conductor) by making me the drum instructor for the new kids.
One of them has been a young man named Behram, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, whom I was teaching to play the bass drum in preparation for the May 17th parade.
The government, in their infinite wisdom  ::), have concluded that he is probably not 17 years old like it says in his papers, and therefore he is not eligible to remain in the country. They will probably deport him over the weekend or sometime next week.
So in summary: One young man who has thought himself Norwegian and integrated himself into the local community, and is quite possibly still a minor, is apparently not the sort of person we can let stay in the country.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on March 31, 2016, 09:52:49 PM
I'm sick. (http://aladdin.st/bilder/305-1.gif)

I am sick, and I am tired.


Glad you are feeling better Magdalita...didn't think butterflies got sick though?

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 01, 2016, 06:30:35 AM
I'm sick. (http://aladdin.st/bilder/305-1.gif)

I am sick, and I am tired.


Glad you are feeling better Magdalita...didn't think butterflies got sick though?
That's true.  :headscratch:

Hmm!?...So...
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/3e/a0/00/3ea000d93037292af7ed502a9f546ab9.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 01, 2016, 05:47:01 PM
I'm sick. (http://aladdin.st/bilder/305-1.gif)

I am sick, and I am tired.


Glad you are feeling better Magdalita...didn't think butterflies got sick though?
That's true.  :headscratch:

Hmm!?...So...
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/3e/a0/00/3ea000d93037292af7ed502a9f546ab9.jpg)

I don't think butterflies have an actual stomach.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 01, 2016, 06:11:08 PM
No problem, Mags!  ;D


The reason I am grumpy is that one of my students is getting deported next week.
Suppose I should mention that my Mother roped me back into the local marching band (she is the conductor) by making me the drum instructor for the new kids.
One of them has been a young man named Behram, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, whom I was teaching to play the bass drum in preparation for the May 17th parade.
The government, in their infinite wisdom  ::), have concluded that he is probably not 17 years old like it says in his papers, and therefore he is not eligible to remain in the country. They will probably deport him over the weekend or sometime next week.
So in summary: One young man who has thought himself Norwegian and integrated himself into the local community, and is quite possibly still a minor, is apparently not the sort of person we can let stay in the country.

Is he all alone, or does he have family here/there? Terrible situation either way
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on April 01, 2016, 08:40:40 PM
Is he all alone, or does he have family here/there? Terrible situation either way
He has no family left. One of the reasons he started in the marching band was to make friends here.
It looks like he'll be sent to Italy first. From there we don't know what happens. He might be able to apply again there, or he might be sent back to Afghanistan.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on April 02, 2016, 04:12:40 PM
That is so sad. I wish there was something we could do to help.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 02, 2016, 07:21:29 PM
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, asthma is a bitch. :headshake:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 02, 2016, 08:11:01 PM
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, asthma is a bitch. :headshake:

Sorry Sister Magdalena, asthma is a bitch. Hope you feel better soon. :therethere: :therethere:

To quote from one of my favorite books, 'Sucks to your assmar!' (Meaning, the heck with it)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on April 03, 2016, 12:37:35 PM
Getting bronchitis with chest pain and unrelated cramps so bad I can hardly stand but the old bat I work for is still making me cone in because heaven forbid she feed her own horses.

Edit- apparently the reason she is making me come in is so she doesn't miss church.

(https://m.popkey.co/5b9093/De0br.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 03, 2016, 03:25:00 PM
Getting bronchitis with chest pain and unrelated cramps so bad I can hardly stand but the old bat I work for is still making me cone in because heaven forbid she feed her own horses.

Edit- apparently the reason she is making me come in is so she doesn't miss church.

Bronchitis? Screw that, you need to rest.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on April 03, 2016, 06:40:47 PM
Getting bronchitis with chest pain and unrelated cramps so bad I can hardly stand but the old bat I work for is still making me cone in because heaven forbid she feed her own horses.

Edit- apparently the reason she is making me come in is so she doesn't miss church.
As he is not here to tell you himself, I will pass on the ancient wisdom of the Old Git:
Hot whisky and lemon.... and then a nap.  ;D


Hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 04, 2016, 04:51:09 AM
Sorry Sister Magdalena, asthma is a bitch. Hope you feel better soon. :therethere: :therethere:
You're so sweet, Sir Bruno de la Pole.  :hug:
I don't care what they say... :snooty:
...you've earned the, Sir.  :smilenod:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on April 04, 2016, 07:20:58 PM
So today, the first post on my RA support group forum started with, "Today I start my homeopathic treatment..." One of the first comments was from a woman who is stopping her conventional treatment and "starting Tumeric, Magnesium, B Complex" as her only treatments.  :picard facepalm:  I would say something, but then I'd get kicked off the forum for not showing support for their treatment decisions.  :eyeroll:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on April 04, 2016, 09:31:44 PM
What sort of forum is it that has its members under such control that they can only say things which are in agreement with those who run it? It doesn't sound too healthy to me.  Do you get a lot of support from it in other ways Velma?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on April 05, 2016, 08:59:58 AM
What sort of forum is it that has its members under such control that they can only say things which are in agreement with those who run it? It doesn't sound too healthy to me.  Do you get a lot of support from it in other ways Velma?
It's not that you have to agree with those who run it, you just can't judge the treatment choices others have made. I can understand that. RA is an terrible illness and the medications can have some awful side effects. However, when you have people forsaking proven medical treatments for quack remedies, it is difficult not to point that out. The forum staff is great about keeping those who promote and sell such treatments off the forum, but if someone decides to go that route you aren't supposed to criticize since it is their decision to make.

I do get support from it. Most people think RA is just a slightly worse form of the osteoarthritis (wear-and-tear arthritis) that most people get as they age. It helps to talk to others who understand and also struggle, not just with the pain, but with the fatigue, the brain fog, the affects on other systems in your body, the drug side effects, etc... I suppose putting up with those who choose woo over sound medicine are part of price of admission.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 05, 2016, 10:22:50 AM
Insomnia.  :(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 05, 2016, 05:03:20 PM
Insomnia.  :(

How bad? I was up till 4 am a few nights ago
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 05, 2016, 05:40:37 PM
Insomnia.  :(

How bad? I was up till 4 am a few nights ago
Insomnia sucks. I have insomnia every single night.  :(

But you know what/who makes me grumpy?
Trump.

Please excuse my language, but what the fuck is wrong with this motherfucker!?  :lynch:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 05, 2016, 07:51:52 PM
Insomnia.  :(

How bad? I was up till 4 am a few nights ago
Insomnia sucks. I have insomnia every single night.  :(

But you know what/who makes me grumpy?
Trump.

Please excuse my language, but what the fuck is wrong with this motherfucker!?  :lynch:

Possibly insomnia. Some journalists have noted that his behavior looks similar to people suffering from sleep deprivation, especially since he boasts about only getting a few hours of sleep a night.
Or he's just a huge asshole.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on April 05, 2016, 07:59:52 PM
Insomnia.  :(

How bad? I was up till 4 am a few nights ago
Insomnia sucks. I have insomnia every single night.  :(

But you know what/who makes me grumpy?
Trump.

Please excuse my language, but what the fuck is wrong with this motherfucker!?  :lynch:

Possibly insomnia. Some journalists have noted that his behavior looks similar to people suffering from sleep deprivation, especially since he boasts about only getting a few hours of sleep a night.
Or he's just a huge asshole.
Probably both. He also claims to have the best memory, while forgetting simple things, which is also a symptom of insomnia.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 05, 2016, 08:24:56 PM
Insomnia.  :(

How bad? I was up till 4 am a few nights ago

Tossed and turned in bed until around 3 am, then fell asleep until 6h30. After that I couldn't fall asleep again. I felt/feel like crap today. 

(http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/insomnia-smiley.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 05, 2016, 09:21:23 PM
Insomnia.  :(

How bad? I was up till 4 am a few nights ago
Insomnia sucks. I have insomnia every single night.  :(

But you know what/who makes me grumpy?
Trump.

Please excuse my language, but what the fuck is wrong with this motherfucker!?  :lynch:

Possibly insomnia. Some journalists have noted that his behavior looks similar to people suffering from sleep deprivation, especially since he boasts about only getting a few hours of sleep a night.
Or he's just a huge asshole.
Probably both. He also claims to have the best memory, while forgetting simple things, which is also a symptom of insomnia.
You know what? I think it's time I did something about it.  :chin:

(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/halloween-smileys/witch29.gif) :incense: :palpatine:  :cauldron:  :devil2:  :spaghetti:  :abduct:

There must be fifty ways
To ban a motherfucker
Fifty ways to ban a motherfucker...


 :smilenod:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on April 05, 2016, 10:04:16 PM
Insomnia.  :(

How bad? I was up till 4 am a few nights ago
Insomnia sucks. I have insomnia every single night.  :(

But you know what/who makes me grumpy?
Trump.

Please excuse my language, but what the fuck is wrong with this motherfucker!?  :lynch:

Possibly insomnia. Some journalists have noted that his behavior looks similar to people suffering from sleep deprivation, especially since he boasts about only getting a few hours of sleep a night.
Or he's just a huge asshole.
Probably both. He also claims to have the best memory, while forgetting simple things, which is also a symptom of insomnia.
You know what? I think it's time I did something about it.  :chin:

(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/halloween-smileys/witch29.gif) :incense: :palpatine:  :cauldron:  :devil2:  :spaghetti:  :abduct:

There must be fifty ways
To ban a motherfucker
Fifty ways to ban a motherfucker...


 :smilenod:
(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2013-10/enhanced/webdr02/8/12/anigif_enhanced-buzz-31443-1381250318-0.gif)

We should send him to his room until he gets enough sleep.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 05, 2016, 11:02:19 PM
Insomnia.  :(

How bad? I was up till 4 am a few nights ago
Insomnia sucks. I have insomnia every single night.  :(

But you know what/who makes me grumpy?
Trump.

Please excuse my language, but what the fuck is wrong with this motherfucker!?  :lynch:

Possibly insomnia. Some journalists have noted that his behavior looks similar to people suffering from sleep deprivation, especially since he boasts about only getting a few hours of sleep a night.
Or he's just a huge asshole.
Probably both. He also claims to have the best memory, while forgetting simple things, which is also a symptom of insomnia.
You know what? I think it's time I did something about it.  :chin:

(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/halloween-smileys/witch29.gif) :incense: :palpatine:  :cauldron:  :devil2:  :spaghetti:  :abduct:

There must be fifty ways
To ban a motherfucker
Fifty ways to ban a motherfucker...


 :smilenod:
(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2013-10/enhanced/webdr02/8/12/anigif_enhanced-buzz-31443-1381250318-0.gif)

We should send him to his room until he gets enough sleep.

(http://rymimg.com/lk/l/w/693cf87e775624a7f263f1b3432052af/5259590.gif)
Davin, you is so evil! I love it!  :lol:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on April 05, 2016, 11:37:39 PM
XSP surely there is a Brazilian remedy for insomnia. Rum toddies, gin and tonic, or  several margaritas come to mind.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 06, 2016, 01:43:14 AM
XSP surely there is a Brazilian remedy for insomnia. Rum toddies, gin and tonic, or  several margaritas come to mind.

Heheh I would rather to wake up without a major headache. :P

Usually what I do is listen to audiobooks - I just can't seem to stay awake when listening to one - but yesterday just didn't feel like doing that either. I was in a truly grumpy mood.  :headshake:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 06, 2016, 04:02:57 AM
XSP surely there is a Brazilian remedy for insomnia. Rum toddies, gin and tonic, or  several margaritas come to mind.

Heheh I would rather to wake up without a major headache. :P

Usually what I do is listen to audiobooks - I just can't seem to stay awake when listening to one - but yesterday just didn't feel like doing that either. I was in a truly grumpy mood.  :headshake:
I'm sorry I wasn't paying attention. (http://www.allsmileys.com/files/kolobok/misc/78.gif)
The "Clown Posse" got together and...well, you know.  :shifty:

Anyways, insomnia...Mornings are horrible when you have insomnia.  :zombie:
I've had it ever since I was a child. I've learned to live with it, tried just about everything, nothing works. If it works, it has bad side effects. I don't think I can give you any advice. I can't even help myself with this problem.
I'm sorry.  :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 06, 2016, 01:03:43 PM
XSP surely there is a Brazilian remedy for insomnia. Rum toddies, gin and tonic, or  several margaritas come to mind.

Heheh I would rather to wake up without a major headache. :P

Usually what I do is listen to audiobooks - I just can't seem to stay awake when listening to one - but yesterday just didn't feel like doing that either. I was in a truly grumpy mood.  :headshake:
I'm sorry I wasn't paying attention. (http://www.allsmileys.com/files/kolobok/misc/78.gif)
The "Clown Posse" got together and...well, you know.  :shifty:

I like the "Clown Posse"! :popcorn:

Quote
Anyways, insomnia...Mornings are horrible when you have insomnia.  :zombie:
I've had it ever since I was a child. I've learned to live with it, tried just about everything, nothing works. If it works, it has bad side effects. I don't think I can give you any advice. I can't even help myself with this problem.
I'm sorry.  :(

...

Thanks Mags. :P

:therethere:

Have you tried melatonin supplements?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on April 06, 2016, 02:13:16 PM
I like the "Clown Posse"! :popcorn:

Oh no… we got ourself a juggalette.

(http://static.fjcdn.com/gifs/David+cross_d9fcf6_5378613.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on April 06, 2016, 04:22:50 PM
XSP surely there is a Brazilian remedy for insomnia. Rum toddies, gin and tonic, or  several margaritas come to mind.

Heheh I would rather to wake up without a major headache. :P

Usually what I do is listen to audiobooks - I just can't seem to stay awake when listening to one - but yesterday just didn't feel like doing that either. I was in a truly grumpy mood.  :headshake:
I'm sorry I wasn't paying attention. (http://www.allsmileys.com/files/kolobok/misc/78.gif)
The "Clown Posse" got together and...well, you know.  :shifty:

Anyways, insomnia...Mornings are horrible when you have insomnia.  :zombie:
I've had it ever since I was a child. I've learned to live with it, tried just about everything, nothing works. If it works, it has bad side effects. I don't think I can give you any advice. I can't even help myself with this problem.
I'm sorry.  :(
I've also had insomnia since I was a kid (there must be a correlation between childhood insomnia and liking animated gifs), I've worked on it, tracked it, and have made some improvement. I used to sleep between 3-5 hours a night, now I sleep 4.5-6 hours a night. What's my secret? Well, it only took me a lifetime of trying. What worked for me, was to get up at the same time every day no matter when I went to sleep, which is currently 5:30am and I usually go to bed between 11pm and 12:30am. Also, I can't go to bed when I don't have the sleep tired feeling which is much different than a body tired. If I feel the sleep tired between 11pm and 12:30am, I go to bed immediately, which means that I take care of everything I need to take care of before 11pm. That way I can just go right to bed because if I miss that sleep tired feeling, I will have to wait for the next one.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 06, 2016, 07:17:41 PM
...
Have you tried melatonin supplements?
No, I haven't. I guess I haven't really tried "just about everything."  :scratch:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 06, 2016, 07:26:02 PM
I've also had insomnia since I was a kid (there must be a correlation between childhood insomnia and liking animated gifs)
:snicker:

I've worked on it, tracked it, and have made some improvement. I used to sleep between 3-5 hours a night, now I sleep 4.5-6 hours a night. What's my secret? Well, it only took me a lifetime of trying. What worked for me, was to get up at the same time every day no matter when I went to sleep, which is currently 5:30am and I usually go to bed between 11pm and 12:30am. Also, I can't go to bed when I don't have the sleep tired feeling which is much different than a body tired. If I feel the sleep tired between 11pm and 12:30am, I go to bed immediately, which means that I take care of everything I need to take care of before 11pm. That way I can just go right to bed because if I miss that sleep tired feeling, I will have to wait for the next one.
I'm glad you found a solution to your problem. I also go to bed when I feel tired, between 11:30 and 12:30. I've noticed it's 1:45 or  2:00 AM and I'm still awake.  :o Doctors will give me pills, but they make me feel horrible in the morning, so I don't take them--anymore. I've noticed that a glass of cold milk makes me sleepy.  :smilenod:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 06, 2016, 07:44:20 PM
Mags, I heard from the nuns who taught at my school that not casting spells, or practicing any form of witchcraft after 8pm is a good cure for insomnia.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 06, 2016, 08:05:54 PM
Mags, I heard from the nuns who taught at my school that not casting spells, or practicing any form of witchcraft after 8pm is a good cure for insomnia.
Yes, I've heard that soooooo many times!  ::)
But that's not gonna happen--as long as Trump is running for president, I'll be up until 3:00 AM doing my thing, for as long as it takes.
(http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/insomnia-smiley.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/insomnia.gif)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b202/sneezytwo/beddybye.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on April 06, 2016, 08:47:57 PM
I'm glad you found a solution to your problem. I also go to bed when I feel tired, between 11:30 and 12:30. I've noticed it's 1:45 or  2:00 AM and I'm still awake.  :o Doctors will give me pills, but they make me feel horrible in the morning, so I don't take them--anymore. I've noticed that a glass of cold milk makes me sleepy.  :smilenod:
Yeah, there's no solution that works on everyone. I stopped trying pills, they either didn't work, kept me awake, or made me feel worse in the morning and throughout the day than not sleeping at all.

I have a few distinct tired feelings. Body tired is when my body is tired, like if I've been doing something all day, but that doesn't help me to sleep. I have brain tired where it's like my body tired, but my mind becomes slow and foggy and needs a rest, but that also doesn't help me sleep. Then I have a different feeling that I call sleep tired, because that is the feeling that lets me know when I am ready to go to sleep. That last one comes at random times throughout the night, but I ignore it when it's far too early. If I lay down when I'm not feeling the sleep tired, it rarely happens. I try to explain this to other people, but it seems like I'm the only one who seems to have that last one and most people can sleep when either their body or mind is tired.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 06, 2016, 09:24:54 PM
I've come to the conclusion that maybe I don't need that many hours of sleep, just a few is fine.  :shrug:
I understand about being "body tired" and "brain tired." There are times when my body is tired, but my mind is going like 90 mph., at midnight! That's the worst type of insomnia.  :yawn:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on April 07, 2016, 01:08:14 PM
If I was religious I would think that I've really pissed off some deity. I cannot seem to shake whatever illness that I caught and it's only been getting worse.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on April 07, 2016, 02:32:14 PM
I've come to the conclusion that maybe I don't need that many hours of sleep, just a few is fine.  :shrug:
I understand about being "body tired" and "brain tired." There are times when my body is tired, but my mind is going like 90 mph., at midnight! That's the worst type of insomnia.  :yawn:

Want immediate results do highly strenuous exercise an hour and a half before you intend to go to sleep (for about 30 mins (you should be failing to finish all exercise and it should challenge you), take a low dose of melatonin and an ice bath afterwards throw ice into a bath until almost all melted and get in, only do your lower half at first then submerge your torso, do for about 10 mins total. Once finished eat two tea spoons of almond butter on something like carrots or celery (this is for the morning). Now go get in bed in the half military crawl position. If you don't hall asleep after that then something must be wrong with you.

Want a long term solution do meditation but it isn't an overnight thing.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on April 07, 2016, 05:14:22 PM
Mags, I heard from the nuns who taught at my school that not casting spells, or practicing any form of witchcraft after 8pm is a good cure for insomnia.
Pffft! Nuns know nothing about casting spells or practicing witchcraft. Spells work so much better when cast in the darkest hours of the day.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 07, 2016, 07:02:35 PM
I've come to the conclusion that maybe I don't need that many hours of sleep, just a few is fine.  :shrug:
I understand about being "body tired" and "brain tired." There are times when my body is tired, but my mind is going like 90 mph., at midnight! That's the worst type of insomnia.  :yawn:

Want immediate results do highly strenuous exercise an hour and a half before you intend to go to sleep (for about 30 mins (you should be failing to finish all exercise and it should challenge you), take a low dose of melatonin and an ice bath afterwards throw ice into a bath until almost all melted and get in, only do your lower half at first then submerge your torso, do for about 10 mins total. Once finished eat two tea spoons of almond butter on something like carrots or celery (this is for the morning). Now go get in bed in the half military crawl position. If you don't hall asleep after that then something must be wrong with you.

Want a long term solution do meditation but it isn't an overnight thing.
Crow!  >:(
I'm an insomniac, not insane!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 07, 2016, 07:04:24 PM
Mags, I heard from the nuns who taught at my school that not casting spells, or practicing any form of witchcraft after 8pm is a good cure for insomnia.
Pffft! Nuns know nothing about casting spells or practicing witchcraft. Spells work so much better when cast in the darkest hours of the day.
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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on April 07, 2016, 07:05:59 PM
Crow!  >:(
I'm an insomniac, not insane!

It works, you wont wake up in the night and you will arise feeling boss.

Though if you aren't use to proper exercise be prepared not to be able to move for a few days.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 07, 2016, 07:23:22 PM
Crow!  >:(
I'm an insomniac, not insane!

It works, you wont wake up in the night and you will arise feeling boss.

Though if you aren't use to proper exercise be prepared not to be able to move for a few days.
Is this what you do in the privacy of your room to control your wiggles?  :grin:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on April 07, 2016, 07:51:05 PM
Is this what you do in the privacy of your room to control your wiggles?  :grin:

What's a "wiggles"?

I meditate every day so have no problems falling asleep, it helps me not engage with thoughts when my brain is in overdrive.

I actually do a lot of that any way but not every day, plyometric cardio circuit from the insanity workout once a week and strength twice a week, ice bath if I have muscle niggle. Almond butter before sleep every night so I wake up with energy. Don't need the melatonin, never even tried it myself.

Workout and ice bath will knock you out better than any drugs will. Workout will usually just make me tiered until I have properly refuelled ice bath regardless of exercise will make you sleep. With exercise you are going to drop like a log.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 07, 2016, 08:17:40 PM
Is this what you do in the privacy of your room to control your wiggles?  :grin:

What's a "wiggles"?

I meditate every day so have no problems falling asleep, it helps me not engage with thoughts when my brain is in overdrive.

I actually do a lot of that any way but not every day, plyometric cardio circuit from the insanity workout once a week and strength twice a week, ice bath if I have muscle niggle. Almond butter before sleep every night so I wake up with energy. Don't need the melatonin, never even tried it myself.

Workout and ice bath will knock you out better than any drugs will. Workout will usually just make me tiered until I have properly refuelled ice bath regardless of exercise will make you sleep. With exercise you are going to drop like a log.
I call being restless, "wiggles."
I'm glad you've found something that works for you. Like Davin said, "there's no solution that works on everyone." I'll find something that will work for me, but I don't think ice baths is something I would try, specially on days I have an asthma attack.  :sshocked:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on April 07, 2016, 10:30:58 PM
I call being restless, "wiggles."
I'm glad you've found something that works for you. Like Davin said, "there's no solution that works on everyone." I'll find something that will work for me, but I don't think ice baths is something I would try, specially on days I have an asthma attack.  :sshocked:

I do know of another method but I'm not got going to share it. It does work quite well but it is seriously unhealthy even though many people would jump on it immediately rather than push them selves physically.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on April 07, 2016, 10:48:42 PM
What sort of forum is it that has its members under such control that they can only say things which are in agreement with those who run it? It doesn't sound too healthy to me.  Do you get a lot of support from it in other ways Velma?
It's not that you have to agree with those who run it, you just can't judge the treatment choices others have made. I can understand that. RA is an terrible illness and the medications can have some awful side effects. However, when you have people forsaking proven medical treatments for quack remedies, it is difficult not to point that out. The forum staff is great about keeping those who promote and sell such treatments off the forum, but if someone decides to go that route you aren't supposed to criticize since it is their decision to make.

I do get support from it. Most people think RA is just a slightly worse form of the osteoarthritis (wear-and-tear arthritis) that most people get as they age. It helps to talk to others who understand and also struggle, not just with the pain, but with the fatigue, the brain fog, the affects on other systems in your body, the drug side effects, etc... I suppose putting up with those who choose woo over sound medicine are part of price of admission.

Yes,I can understand that as my mum was a a lifelong sufferer.  I count myself very lucky in the life I lead and I can well understand people wanting to try anything in their frustration that doctors are limited in the help thay can offer. I'm glad you get support from the site, because you're right, other people don't really have an accurate concept of the condition.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 07, 2016, 11:02:14 PM
I call being restless, "wiggles."
I'm glad you've found something that works for you. Like Davin said, "there's no solution that works on everyone." I'll find something that will work for me, but I don't think ice baths is something I would try, specially on days I have an asthma attack.  :sshocked:

I do know of another method but I'm not got going to share it. It does work quite well but it is seriously unhealthy even though many people would jump on it immediately rather than push them selves physically.
Please share it.  :tellmemore:
I find your unhealthy ways to fight insomnia fascinating.  ;D

I've been thinking about your ice bath suggestion--all afternoon-- :felix:
...If a witch won't burn or drown...
...Are you just trying to find out if I, I mean, a witch would freeze?  :???:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on April 07, 2016, 11:24:23 PM
Please share it.  :tellmemore:
I find your unhealthy ways to fight insomnia fascinating.  ;D

I've been thinking about your ice bath suggestion--all afternoon-- :felix:
...If a witch won't burn or drown...
...Are you just trying to find out if I, I mean, a witch would freeze?  :???:

Essentially it is making your body focus on trying to do one thing (similar to how the exercise for sleep works). You eat a very large meal that is very high in protein and saturated fats which are hard to digest and a moderate amount of carbohydrates. This will help contribute to heart disease, certain types of cancers, diabetes, strokes and other things so I wouldn't touch it however you do this approaching bed time you body goes into postprandial somnolence and down you drop.

I don't think it would be enough to freeze a witch it is way off 0c. You could do a warm bath as well but cold is far more efficient and if you are doing exercise it will help with repair and inflammation. Add a small artificial dose of melatonin and you should be gone like Flynn even with a warm bath.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on April 08, 2016, 02:39:17 PM
Please share it.  :tellmemore:
I find your unhealthy ways to fight insomnia fascinating.  ;D

I've been thinking about your ice bath suggestion--all afternoon-- :felix:
...If a witch won't burn or drown...
...Are you just trying to find out if I, I mean, a witch would freeze?  :???:

Essentially it is making your body focus on trying to do one thing (similar to how the exercise for sleep works). You eat a very large meal that is very high in protein and saturated fats which are hard to digest and a moderate amount of carbohydrates. This will help contribute to heart disease, certain types of cancers, diabetes, strokes and other things so I wouldn't touch it however you do this approaching bed time you body goes into postprandial somnolence and down you drop.
I can't sleep after eating a huge meal. I have to stop eating by a few hours before I go to bed. Eating was something I did to keep myself awake when I got less than four hours of sleep in two days.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 08, 2016, 06:12:57 PM
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Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on April 08, 2016, 08:23:20 PM
What sort of forum is it that has its members under such control that they can only say things which are in agreement with those who run it? It doesn't sound too healthy to me.  Do you get a lot of support from it in other ways Velma?
It's not that you have to agree with those who run it, you just can't judge the treatment choices others have made. I can understand that. RA is an terrible illness and the medications can have some awful side effects. However, when you have people forsaking proven medical treatments for quack remedies, it is difficult not to point that out. The forum staff is great about keeping those who promote and sell such treatments off the forum, but if someone decides to go that route you aren't supposed to criticize since it is their decision to make.

I do get support from it. Most people think RA is just a slightly worse form of the osteoarthritis (wear-and-tear arthritis) that most people get as they age. It helps to talk to others who understand and also struggle, not just with the pain, but with the fatigue, the brain fog, the affects on other systems in your body, the drug side effects, etc... I suppose putting up with those who choose woo over sound medicine are part of price of admission.

Yes,I can understand that as my mum was a a lifelong sufferer.  I count myself very lucky in the life I lead and I can well understand people wanting to try anything in their frustration that doctors are limited in the help thay can offer. I'm glad you get support from the site, because you're right, other people don't really have an accurate concept of the condition.
When people ask where they can go for more information, I do try to direct them to reliable sources. No source of information is perfect, but you can be fairly certain that the Arthritis Foundation or Mayo Clinic websites are going to have better info than Natural News or Dr. Oz.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on April 08, 2016, 09:01:12 PM
I am grumpy because some jackass hacked my AOL E Mail function. He/she/it used every address that I have written to within the last five years.  I am getting WTF letters from a lot of my contacts. If any of you get a letter from RSTinstruments@AOL.com ignore it . I do not know the content of the phony messages, likely some sort of scam.  >:(

 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 09, 2016, 02:09:07 PM
I am grumpy because some jackass hacked my AOL E Mail function. He/she/it used every address that I have written to within the last five years.  I am getting WTF letters from a lot of my contacts. If any of you get a letter from RSTinstruments@AOL.com ignore it . I do not know the content of the phony messages, likely some sort of scam.  >:(

 :o

That happened to me last year, turns out it was some sort of malware.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 09, 2016, 03:24:43 PM
I am grumpy because some jackass hacked my AOL E Mail function. He/she/it used every address that I have written to within the last five years.  I am getting WTF letters from a lot of my contacts. If any of you get a letter from RSTinstruments@AOL.com ignore it . I do not know the content of the phony messages, likely some sort of scam.  >:(

 :o

That happened to me last year, turns out it was some sort of malware.

You two need to stay away from those online porno sites.
 :D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 09, 2016, 04:36:34 PM
I am grumpy because some jackass hacked my AOL E Mail function. He/she/it used every address that I have written to within the last five years.  I am getting WTF letters from a lot of my contacts. If any of you get a letter from RSTinstruments@AOL.com ignore it . I do not know the content of the phony messages, likely some sort of scam.  >:(

I'm sorry to hear that. Let us know when you resolve it so I can make fun of you for still having an AOL account  ;D In all seriousness, I'd probably dump it for real now that you posted it online, as there are bots that scoop up every email address they can find online to spam them.

And insomnia...yup,had it again last night. It's still much better than it used to be once I discovered Unisom, but last night I was up until 4 am. Probably a combination of stress and getting home really late from seeing Batman vs Superman (which was definitely not worth it).
This was the stupid trigger of stress: I have some former high school friends who I pushed away a while ago for good reasons, and one guy's wife tagged me in a pic of us from high school on Facebook. I'm not Facebook friends with either of them, she tried to add me once and I ignored it. Supposed to be one of those looking back fondly moments, but it triggered bad memories and anger that this person's wife, who I barely know, is seemingly reaching out on his behalf. Every so often there are attempts made to reach out to me, and while I wouldn't mind seeing one or two of them, this felt pushy and fake. So I removed the tag and then my mind raced all night. Feels lame to think this still affects me considering all the awesome things that have happened in my life since.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 10, 2016, 10:56:04 AM
I am grumpy because some jackass hacked my AOL E Mail function. He/she/it used every address that I have written to within the last five years.  I am getting WTF letters from a lot of my contacts. If any of you get a letter from RSTinstruments@AOL.com ignore it . I do not know the content of the phony messages, likely some sort of scam.  >:(

 :o

That happened to me last year, turns out it was some sort of malware.

You two need to stay away from those online porno sites.
 :D

 :nu-uh: I assure you that there's no way my computer could have gotten a PTV (pornally transmitted virus) from those those sites.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on April 10, 2016, 02:36:39 PM
I am grumpy because some jackass hacked my AOL E Mail function. He/she/it used every address that I have written to within the last five years.  I am getting WTF letters from a lot of my contacts. If any of you get a letter from RSTinstruments@AOL.com ignore it . I do not know the content of the phony messages, likely some sort of scam.  >:(

 :o

That happened to me last year, turns out it was some sort of malware.

You two need to stay away from those online porno sites.
 :D

 :nu-uh: I assure you that there's no way my computer could have gotten a PTV (pornally transmitted virus) from those those sites.

Use good protection ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 10, 2016, 03:31:40 PM
I am grumpy because some jackass hacked my AOL E Mail function. He/she/it used every address that I have written to within the last five years.  I am getting WTF letters from a lot of my contacts. If any of you get a letter from RSTinstruments@AOL.com ignore it . I do not know the content of the phony messages, likely some sort of scam.  >:(

 :o

That happened to me last year, turns out it was some sort of malware.

You two need to stay away from those online porno sites.
 :D

 :nu-uh: I assure you that there's no way my computer could have gotten a PTV (pornally transmitted virus) from those those sites.

Use good protection ;)

Heheh, only the best. Abstinence.  :P

I used to share a family computer and some of my family members were into those sites. Every now and then a pornographic pic would pop up (no Adblock back then). We were frequently embarrassed whenever we had friends or classmates over.  :twitch:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on April 10, 2016, 03:46:21 PM
What's super fun are all the tracking cookies for targeted advertising now... So when you have a joint account somewhere that remembers your unrelated, individual account, and you log into said individual account after the other party on your joint account has been searching for "hot ass yoga pants" it's suuuuuuper fun...
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 11, 2016, 12:33:02 PM
Monday!  :waah:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on April 11, 2016, 12:48:44 PM
Monday!  :waah:

 :therethere: it'll soon be Friday.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 13, 2016, 01:41:29 PM
I am grumpy because some jackass hacked my AOL E Mail function. He/she/it used every address that I have written to within the last five years.  I am getting WTF letters from a lot of my contacts. If any of you get a letter from RSTinstruments@AOL.com ignore it . I do not know the content of the phony messages, likely some sort of scam.  >:(

 :o

That happened to me last year, turns out it was some sort of malware.

You two need to stay away from those online porno sites.
 :D

I saw this item, and immediately thought of you two. Might be a wise choice to sign up for this service. ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/FlYTA98.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 13, 2016, 04:27:30 PM
I am grumpy because some jackass hacked my AOL E Mail function. He/she/it used every address that I have written to within the last five years.  I am getting WTF letters from a lot of my contacts. If any of you get a letter from RSTinstruments@AOL.com ignore it . I do not know the content of the phony messages, likely some sort of scam.  >:(

 :o

That happened to me last year, turns out it was some sort of malware.

You two need to stay away from those online porno sites.
 :D

I saw this item, and immediately thought of you two. Might be a wise choice to sign up for this service. ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/FlYTA98.jpg)

 :snooty:

That looks cheap. It would probably give me an allergic reaction.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on April 15, 2016, 03:32:06 PM
Picked up two shifts at the dorm this week, and of course I get the two most drama-filled days so far this year.

Long story short version: Teacher calls from the school because he's worried about a girl living in the dorm. Girl admits to thinking about hurting herself. And we spend the next two days watching her like a hawk. Finally, yesterday a decision was made to send her to an in-patient facility.
I do hope she gets over whatever it is, but I will admit it is a load off all our backs that she is someone else's responsibility now.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 15, 2016, 09:12:23 PM
Picked up two shifts at the dorm this week, and of course I get the two most drama-filled days so far this year.

Long story short version: Teacher calls from the school because he's worried about a girl living in the dorm. Girl admits to thinking about hurting herself. And we spend the next two days watching her like a hawk. Finally, yesterday a decision was made to send her to an in-patient facility.
I do hope she gets over whatever it is, but I will admit it is a load off all our backs that she is someone else's responsibility now.

That's rough. I'm glad she's getting some help, and I understand how you feel. We had to deal with a similar situation like that when I was a camp counselor so many years ago
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on April 16, 2016, 01:15:56 AM
When a migraine comes out of nowhere and you realise there are no drugs in the house and the only shop open nerby at this hour means walking through town on a Saturday night and having to deal with all the piss heads.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 17, 2016, 01:39:33 AM
^ that's why I always keep a few pills on hand, some at home, others in my bag - you never know when you're going to need them.

As for my reason to be grumpy: so much to do, so little time and way too much procrastination.  :haironfire:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on April 17, 2016, 01:06:20 PM
Stupid passport photo machine has made me grumpy.

I'm taking scampus to Disneyland Paris as a surprise in August so she obviously needs a passport. Was hoping to keep it all secret but the stupid machine kept asking questions like "is this for a passport", " these photos are for a passport " etc etc. Now she knows she's getting a passport!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on April 17, 2016, 07:31:03 PM
Stupid passport photo machine has made me grumpy.

I'm taking scampus to Disneyland Paris as a surprise in August so she obviously needs a passport. Was hoping to keep it all secret but the stupid machine kept asking questions like "is this for a passport", " these photos are for a passport " etc etc. Now she knows she's getting a passport!

Tell her it's for a really boring meeting that you have to go to and that you had no choice but to bring her too.

Or if she's like I was at that age, she'll forget in a few weeks anyway.  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on April 17, 2016, 09:46:48 PM
Stupid passport photo machine has made me grumpy.

I'm taking scampus to Disneyland Paris as a surprise in August so she obviously needs a passport. Was hoping to keep it all secret but the stupid machine kept asking questions like "is this for a passport", " these photos are for a passport " etc etc. Now she knows she's getting a passport!
I'll keep my opinion of Disneyland Paris to myself. I will offer one piece of advice. If you intend to dress Scamp up as a princess sort the costume out BEFORE you go and take it with you! What they have their are shite priced like diamond! If you're going to stay for the firework display take something to sit on as there are no seats.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 18, 2016, 02:34:37 AM
So as part of the battery of tests we took for our unborn child, I got tested for Tay Sachs disease. If you've never heard of it, it's a horrible condition that basically destroys the neurons in the brain and leads to early death. It's common mostly in Ashkenazi jews (like me) and really rare otherwise. If someone inherits it from only one parent, they're not affected but can be a carrier. Two carrier parents have to pass it on to affect the child. And my wife is not Ashkenazi. But my test came back inconclusive, so they tested her out of an abundance of caution.
Yup, positive.
Before you freak out (like we did), there's a lot of reasons this doesn't mean anything yet. Her test has a higher possibility of false positives in non-Ashkenazis, mine came back negative for carrying the DNA mutations most readily associated with the disease, and if by some bizarreness we're both carriers, it doesn't necessarily mean we'll pass it on. That being said...fuck. We're seeing a genetic counselor on Tuesday to figure out next steps.

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on April 18, 2016, 05:52:25 AM
Stupid passport photo machine has made me grumpy.

I'm taking scampus to Disneyland Paris as a surprise in August so she obviously needs a passport. Was hoping to keep it all secret but the stupid machine kept asking questions like "is this for a passport", " these photos are for a passport " etc etc. Now she knows she's getting a passport!
I'll keep my opinion of Disneyland Paris to myself. I will offer one piece of advice. If you intend to dress Scamp up as a princess sort the costume out BEFORE you go and take it with you! What they have their are shite priced like diamond! If you're going to stay for the firework display take something to sit on as there are no seats.

Oh I've been before so I fully expect it to be capitalist hell for me.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on April 18, 2016, 05:55:36 AM
So as part of the battery of tests we took for our unborn child, I got tested for Tay Sachs disease. If you've never heard of it, it's a horrible condition that basically destroys the neurons in the brain and leads to early death. It's common mostly in Ashkenazi jews (like me) and really rare otherwise. If someone inherits it from only one parent, they're not affected but can be a carrier. Two carrier parents have to pass it on to affect the child. And my wife is not Ashkenazi. But my test came back inconclusive, so they tested her out of an abundance of caution.
Yup, positive.
Before you freak out (like we did), there's a lot of reasons this doesn't mean anything yet. Her test has a higher possibility of false positives in non-Ashkenazis, mine came back negative for carrying the DNA mutations most readily associated with the disease, and if by some bizarreness we're both carriers, it doesn't necessarily mean we'll pass it on. That being said...fuck. We're seeing a genetic counselor on Tuesday to figure out next steps.



This must be very worrying for you both. I hope it goes well with the counsellor.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on April 18, 2016, 06:48:52 AM
So as part of the battery of tests we took for our unborn child, I got tested for Tay Sachs disease. If you've never heard of it, it's a horrible condition that basically destroys the neurons in the brain and leads to early death. It's common mostly in Ashkenazi jews (like me) and really rare otherwise. If someone inherits it from only one parent, they're not affected but can be a carrier. Two carrier parents have to pass it on to affect the child. And my wife is not Ashkenazi. But my test came back inconclusive, so they tested her out of an abundance of caution.
Yup, positive.
Before you freak out (like we did), there's a lot of reasons this doesn't mean anything yet. Her test has a higher possibility of false positives in non-Ashkenazis, mine came back negative for carrying the DNA mutations most readily associated with the disease, and if by some bizarreness we're both carriers, it doesn't necessarily mean we'll pass it on. That being said...fuck. We're seeing a genetic counselor on Tuesday to figure out next steps.
What horrid news to get. I hope the counsellor has more positive news.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 18, 2016, 03:05:58 PM
So as part of the battery of tests we took for our unborn child, I got tested for Tay Sachs disease. If you've never heard of it, it's a horrible condition that basically destroys the neurons in the brain and leads to early death. It's common mostly in Ashkenazi jews (like me) and really rare otherwise. If someone inherits it from only one parent, they're not affected but can be a carrier. Two carrier parents have to pass it on to affect the child. And my wife is not Ashkenazi. But my test came back inconclusive, so they tested her out of an abundance of caution.
Yup, positive.
Before you freak out (like we did), there's a lot of reasons this doesn't mean anything yet. Her test has a higher possibility of false positives in non-Ashkenazis, mine came back negative for carrying the DNA mutations most readily associated with the disease, and if by some bizarreness we're both carriers, it doesn't necessarily mean we'll pass it on. That being said...fuck. We're seeing a genetic counselor on Tuesday to figure out next steps.

Sorry Firebird, I was in a somewhat similar situation when my wife was pregnant with our son, so I have an idea how horrible this is right now for you and your wife.

I'll be hoping along with the others here that your counselor has better news for you.

Take care.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on April 18, 2016, 07:47:13 PM
Central heating boiler stopped working  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on April 18, 2016, 09:13:25 PM
Smack it with a hammer Tank...
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 18, 2016, 10:07:51 PM
Smack it with a hammer Tank...

That's what she said....
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 18, 2016, 10:23:49 PM
Smack it with a hammer Tank...

That's what she said....

:rofl:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 18, 2016, 11:26:36 PM
Smack it with a hammer Tank...

That's what she said....

 :picard facepalm:

:mb lol:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on April 19, 2016, 03:41:29 AM
Today I worked 5 hours at barn A and 8 hours at barn B. To say I'm sore is an understatement.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny II on April 19, 2016, 01:41:20 PM
I was hoping to come up with something for Icarus...
If a Budhorse works 5 hours at barn A and 8 hours at barn B
How many hours of remedial massage will the Budhorse require, na, i'm bored with the thing.
I'm sure I would of come up something before by brain started turning to mush.  :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny II on April 19, 2016, 02:47:04 PM
Central heating boiler stopped working  >:(

I'd usually sacrifice a cat, wait 24 hours.
If symptoms persist call a boiler person.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Hardvark on April 19, 2016, 02:58:29 PM
Beautiful sunny weather here today and I've got to go to work all evening >:(, wishing I could win the lottery.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 19, 2016, 05:39:02 PM
Today I worked 5 hours at barn A and 8 hours at barn B. To say I'm sore is an understatement.

I feel sorry for the horseys in barn B, they're probably all like, " I'm just good as those stuck-up, prima donna fuckers in barn A"!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on April 19, 2016, 06:57:11 PM
Today I worked 5 hours at barn A and 8 hours at barn B. To say I'm sore is an understatement.

I feel sorry for the horseys in barn B, they're probably all like, " I'm just good as those stuck-up, prima donna fuckers in barn A"!

Actually barn B is a multi million dollar operation so they probably couldn't give two shits about any other horses haha.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 20, 2016, 01:23:29 PM
I need this shirt.

(http://i.imgur.com/tD0TbC0.jpg)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on April 21, 2016, 03:58:27 AM
^ I need one of those tee shirts. I am not a morning person. My circadean clock has put me hours behind the world of all those people who are happy waker uppers. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 21, 2016, 04:10:44 AM
I'm not a morning person. My daughter gave me a coffee mug it says on it: "I drink coffee for your protection."  ::)
My man is a very happy morning person. I take as much as I can, but eventually I do this:
(http://www.emotiyou.com/galerie/films/horreur/exorciste/201002211910EVY.gif)
And he says, "Too early, my love?"
 :grin:

That's how bad I am in the mornings.  :(
But then, it all goes away.  :frolic:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on April 21, 2016, 02:32:56 PM
I accidentally took two of my adderal and now I feel like I'm going to die.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 22, 2016, 01:38:55 PM
I accidentally took two of my adderal and now I feel like I'm going to die.

Did you die Bud? Are you still here with us? Here in the house of Happy Atheists, full of mirth and laughter, cheer and goodwill.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on April 22, 2016, 03:50:50 PM
I accidentally took two of my adderal and now I feel like I'm going to die.

Did you die Bud? Are you still here with us? Here in the house of Happy Atheists, full of mirth and laughter, cheer and goodwill.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/MIlx72MOfloYg/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 23, 2016, 03:52:02 AM
I accidentally took two of my adderal and now I feel like I'm going to die.

Did you die Bud? Are you still here with us? Here in the house of Happy Atheists, full of mirth and laughter, cheer and goodwill.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/MIlx72MOfloYg/giphy.gif)

That's good Bud; although the House of Happy Atheists seems less full of mirth, laughter, cheer and goodwill these days.

I detect an under-current running in the shallows, like a riptide, waiting to pull some unfortunate souls out into the deep, deep waters. Shudder.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on April 23, 2016, 04:14:14 AM
So my sister-in-law just posted a transphobic/homophobic rant. I'd unfriend her or respond (leading her to unfriend me), but if I did, I would never get to see pictures of my niece again. Wonder if I could get away with pointing out that christians seem very obsessed with other people's genitalia for followers of a man who never mentioned such?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on April 23, 2016, 07:21:45 AM
So my sister-in-law just posted a transphobic/homophobic rant. I'd unfriend her or respond (leading her to unfriend me), but if I did, I would never get to see pictures of my niece again. Wonder if I could get away with pointing out that christians seem very obsessed with other people's genitalia for followers of a man who never mentioned such?
You remember all too well what it was like to be under the thrall of the Christian meme. Let her rant she's not in a place to listen. Maybe one day she will be. She could be a lost cause but your niece may very well need her rational aunty in future.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on April 23, 2016, 07:39:26 AM
So my sister-in-law just posted a transphobic/homophobic rant. I'd unfriend her or respond (leading her to unfriend me), but if I did, I would never get to see pictures of my niece again. Wonder if I could get away with pointing out that christians seem very obsessed with other people's genitalia for followers of a man who never mentioned such?
You remember all too well what it was like to be under the thrall of the Christian meme. Let her rant she's not in a place to listen. Maybe one day she will be. She could be a lost cause but your niece may very well need her rational aunty in future.
You, once again, are very right!.  :hug:

Now something that makes me grumpy: Apparently, the reason Prince's plane had to make an emergency landing a few days before his death was because he had overdosed on Percocet, a prescription pain medication containing oxycodone and Tylenol. Thank you very NOT for perpetuating the myth that all people who take prescription pain medications become addicts, Prince! It is already to the point here in the US that my primary care doctor was afraid to prescribe 15 Vicodin to me to carry me over when my orthopedist was out of the office recently and couldn't renew my prescription - and I'm walking around with a broken knee and have x-rays, an MRI, and a CT scan to prove it! Chronic pain patients were already being subjected to contracts, on-demand pill counts, piss tests, and pharmacists deciding out of the blue not to fill their prescriptions. This F***ing War On Drugs has now become a war on people suffering with pain!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on April 23, 2016, 09:17:34 AM
I told them in the hospital: the more pills they give me, the worse I get.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on April 23, 2016, 09:44:49 AM

Now something that makes me grumpy: Apparently, the reason Prince's plane had to make an emergency landing a few days before his death was because he had overdosed on Percocet, a prescription pain medication containing oxycodone and Tylenol. Thank you very NOT for perpetuating the myth that all people who take prescription pain medications become addicts, Prince!

I understand your reason for being grumpy but I think it's a little harsh to blame Prince (and others) for this.  Addiction is as much of an illness as a physical pain causing one, sure the type of pain is different but mental illnesses can be devastating to life too. 
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 23, 2016, 02:43:34 PM

Now something that makes me grumpy: Apparently, the reason Prince's plane had to make an emergency landing a few days before his death was because he had overdosed on Percocet, a prescription pain medication containing oxycodone and Tylenol. Thank you very NOT for perpetuating the myth that all people who take prescription pain medications become addicts, Prince!

I understand your reason for being grumpy but I think it's a little harsh to blame Prince (and others) for this.  Addiction is as much of an illness as a physical pain causing one, sure the type of pain is different but mental illnesses can be devastating to life too.

As an recovering alcoholic I have to be very careful taking any type of possible addicting medications. I have heard too many stories of alcoholics who never abused any type of drug other than alcohol before, getting addicted to pain medications.
So I need to ensure that a my doctor(s) are aware of my past history of abuse with alcohol, that if possible the doctor gives me the least potent and addictive prescription possible, or prescribes a non-opiate alternative instead if available, and that I only take as prescribed,  that if my pain increases I call my doctor rather than just taking more medicine, etc...

I do feel and understand your discomfort and anger Velma which comes from the stigmatism people ascribe to those who are on pain meds, or even using alternative drugs (Such as marijuana) to treat chronic pain.
Some people assume that because I was an alcoholic that I must have done some rather horrible things, or drank on the job, and drove drunk all the time which I never did.

I have used potent pain meds before in the past, and I understand how vital it is to leading some semblance of a normal life when you are under pain management, so keep your chin up and take care Velma.

Edited 1x fro grammer


Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on April 23, 2016, 03:08:50 PM

Now something that makes me grumpy: Apparently, the reason Prince's plane had to make an emergency landing a few days before his death was because he had overdosed on Percocet, a prescription pain medication containing oxycodone and Tylenol. Thank you very NOT for perpetuating the myth that all people who take prescription pain medications become addicts, Prince!

I understand your reason for being grumpy but I think it's a little harsh to blame Prince (and others) for this.  Addiction is as much of an illness as a physical pain causing one, sure the type of pain is different but mental illnesses can be devastating to life too.

As an recovering alcoholic I have to be very careful taking any type of possible addicting medications. I have heard too many stories of alcoholics who never abused any time of drug other than alcohol before getting addictive to pain medications.
So I need to ensure that a my doctor(s) are aware of my past history of abuse with alcohol, that if possible the doctor gives me the least potent and addictive prescription possible, or prescribes a non-opiate alternative instead if available, and that I only take as prescribed,  that if my pain increases I call my doctor rather than just taking more medicine, etc...

I do feel and understand your discomfort and anger Velma which comes from the stigmatism people ascribe to those who are on pain meds, or even using alternative drugs (Such as marijuana) to treat chronic pain.
Some people assume that because I was an alcoholic that I must have done some rather horrible things, or drank on the job, and drove drunk all the time which I never did.

I have used potent pain meds before in the past, and I understand how vital it is to leading some semblance of a normal life when you are under pain management, so keep your chin up and take care Velma.
Thanks. I know that addiction is a terrible disease. I also know that, all too often, prescription pain medications were far too readily available. However, few chronic pain patients become addicted. They are just another tool in our arsenal that allows us to lead some semblance of a normal life. Few medical personnel would think of denigrating someone who used anti-anxiety medication to function or telling them to just "suck it up and live with it." Yet, quite a few feel free to negatively comment on those who need pain medication to function. It is easy to start feeling like a pariah.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 24, 2016, 04:41:02 PM
I have to go to my niece's Catholic Confirmation today...

I love my niece, and it will be nice to be with the familia, and after the ceremony we are going out to eat at a nice restaurant, butt...

I have to go to my niece's Catholic Confirmation today, and sit through the mass, and keep my tongue in check, so I will need to be on my best behavior.

Wish me luck.

Plus it's a beautiful day outside today, and to have to spend it inside a church is intolerable, especially when I could be biking with friends.


Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 24, 2016, 08:26:12 PM
I'm in the church right now listening to the Bishop speak.

He's really boring, butt he has this really cool staff.

Like Gandalf....Shhhh got to go.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 24, 2016, 08:40:30 PM
I'm in the church right now listening to the Bishop speak.

He's really boring, butt he has this really cool staff.

Like Gandalf....Shhhh got to go.

Bruno, stop inhaling the incense!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on April 25, 2016, 10:45:35 AM
Quote from: Bruno
He's really boring, butt he has this really cool staff.

"The staff in the hand of a wizard may be more than a prop for age."  Tolkien
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on April 25, 2016, 01:41:53 PM


    O, the wizard's staff had a knob on the end.
    It does! It does!
    O, the wizard's staff has a knob on the end.
    It does!
    O, the wizard's staff has a knob on the end
    And the wizard's staff is the wizard's friend.
    It is! It is!

    O, the wizard's staff is long and hard.
    It is! It is!
    O, the wizard's staff is long and hard.
    It is!
    O, the wizard's staff is long and hard;
    And the wizard plays with it in his yard.
    He does! He does!

    O, the wizard's staff proves he's a man.
    It does! it does!
    O, the wizard's staff proves he's a man.
    It does!
    O, the wizard's staff proves he's a man.
    he gripes it firmly in his hand.
    he does! He does!

    wizard staff magic is all hand play.
    I see! I see!
    Wizard staff magic is all hand play.
    I see!
    Wizard staff magic is all hand play.
    he works it first this; and then thataway.
    I see!

    Wizard staff magic works up a sweat.
    It does! it does!
    Wizard staff magic works up a sweat.
    It does!
    Wizard staff magic works up a sweat.
    It's potent magic, you can bet.
    It is! It is!

    The staff goes in and then goes out!
    In! Out! In! Out!
    The staff goes in and then goes out!
    In! Out!
    The staff goes in and then goes out.
    Tighten the hand and start to shout!
    In! Out! In! Out!

    O, the wizard's staff has a knob on the end.
    I know! I know!
    O, the wizard's staff has a know on the end.
    I know!
    O, the wizard's staff has a knob on the end.
    It's long, and wooden and tends to bend.
    I know! I know!

    O, the Archchancellor's staff is longest of all.
    He claims! He claims!
    O, the Archchancellor's staff is longest of all.
    He claims!
    O, the Archchancellor's staff is longest of all.
    When he takes a shower, his staff's in the hall!
    he claims! He claims!

    The Archchancellor's staff goes 'round and 'round.
    Around! Around!
    The Archchancellor's staff goes 'round and 'round.
    Around!
    The Archchancellor's staff goes 'round and 'round.
    That's why wizards don't teach while sitting down.
    Sci down! Sit Down!

    The wizard's staff! Long may it wave!
    Back 'n' forth! Back 'n' forth!
    The wizard's staff! Long may it wave!
    Back 'n' forth!
    The wizard's staff! Long may it wave!
    he'll carry it proudly to his grave!
    He will! He Will!

    O, the wizard's staff has enormous reach. - 1
    Yards long! Yards long!
    O, the wizard's staff has enormous reach.
    Yards long!
    O, the wizard's staff has enormous reach
    It searches for a bottom like a peach.
    A peach! A peach!

    O, the wizard's staff is fond of nuts.
    In trees! In trees!
    o, the wizard's staff is fond of nuts.
    In trees!
    The wizard's staff is fond of nuts;
    Hard and prickly and nice soft butts.
    In the trees? In the trees?

    But the wizard's staff is a maid's delight. - 2
    Oh, no! Oh, no!
    But the wizard's staff is a maid's delight.
    Oh, no!
    But the wizard's staff is a maid's delight.
    For maidens and wizards come out at night.
    Oh, yes! Oh, yes!

    O, the wizard's staff staff rises to the call.
    It does! it does!
    O, the wizard's staff rises to the call it does.
    O, the wizard's staff rises to the call,
    When the maiden, she wear nothing at all.
    It does! It does!

    When a naked maiden takes a stand,
    And she will! She will!
    When a naked maiden takes a stand,
    And she will!
    When a naked maiden takes a stand.
    The staff says: "To hell your your right hand."
    It will! it will!

    O, the staff goes in and then goes out. - 3
    In! Out! In! Out!
    O, the staff goes in and then goes out.
    In! Out!
    O, the staff goes in and then goes out
    Spread things up and start to shout!
    In! Out!

    Well, the maiden's child has a wizard's staff.
    I saw! I saw!
    Well, the maiden's child has a wizard's staff,
    I saw!
    Well, the maiden's child has a wizard's staff
    After all he's a real son-of-a-staff.
    Poor thing! Poor thing!

    O, the wizard's staff has a knob on the end. - 4
    It does! It does!
    O, the wizard's staff has a knob on the end.
    It does!
    O, the wizard's staff has a knob on the end.
    And the wizard's staff is the wizard's friend.
    It is! It is!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 27, 2016, 12:29:56 PM
Sigh.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEduXKKfBX6PPLiGQ/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on April 27, 2016, 02:30:22 PM
Sigh.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEduXKKfBX6PPLiGQ/giphy.gif)

 :grin:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on April 28, 2016, 04:18:53 PM
They were discussing the probability of Mr Dick-Head, I mean Trump being the Republican nominee on the radio this morning, and the thought of having to live through an election process for months on end with him as the nominee is literally depressing as hell...guess I'm not really grumpy, but I don't think I will be able to handle that very well, basically we're fucked.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on April 28, 2016, 11:51:08 PM
Not to worry Bruno. If the Trumpster is nominated as the candidate, he will have his ass handed to him in the general election. That is a reality even if Mortimer Snerd happened to be the opposition. The American public is none too bright but they are not comatose.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on April 29, 2016, 02:40:13 PM
I think that's the way it will go down, but there is still reason to worry. While the last two times Republicans fought for the nominee weren't as insane as this time, the pattern is about the same. The successful strategy is to act like an angry, drunk, racist, sexist, loser uncle, until they get the nomination. Then they tone it down from 11 to 4, and the average American forgets or maybe just doesn't care how insane the nominee sounded while running for the nomination. Even most of those in the same party forget or no longer care about all the crazy shit the nominee promised, they forget or are apathetic to all the back pedaling, inconsistency, and wishy-washy 180° about faces... while they accuse their opponent of doing it.

Then there are idiots that will vote for the moron just because he is the Republican nominee, I've lost all hope that there are many in the Republican party that aren't complete dipshits, based on how well Trump is doing.

And then there are a bunch of people that just don't pay all that much attention at all.

So, there are a lot of reasons to worry. And everyone should be worried because Trump's no longer a joke.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 29, 2016, 03:14:56 PM
I'm cautiously optimistic because even the Republican party itself thinks it's fucked if he's the nominee, to the point that they're telling their donors that their money will go only to re-elect Senate candidates, because they want nothing to do with Trump's run. And even if he tones down the rhetoric now, he's gone way too far in the age of YouTube to escape all the crap he said up until this moment.
But yes, it's going to be a rough few months. If it ends with the Democrats in both the White House and taking over the Senate again, I'll say it's worth it. Hillary may have her flaws, but at the very least it's vital that she be the one picking the next Supreme Court justice.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Pasta Chick on April 29, 2016, 06:19:15 PM
I'll still take a Trump nomination over Cruz. Same ideology, Cruz being more extreme on some points - with a sneaky front.

We're reaching a turning point either way. The Republican Party can not continue on like this. It's just a question of how far things will go, and whether or not we end up in civil war.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on April 29, 2016, 07:25:16 PM
It will be Hillary v. Trump in the general, and Hillary will win.  The Republic is safe.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on April 29, 2016, 07:50:54 PM
It will be Hillary v. Trump in the general, and Hillary will win.  The Republic is safe.

Hillary, yes, despite the bellyaching of a bunch of Bernie supporters who refuse the accept it. I honestly think Bernie himself is somewhat embarrassed by things like this:

Superdelegates facing venom from Sanders supporters (http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2016/04/28/superdelegates-facing-venom-from-sanders-supporters/nks4ggwazdbdwrjqkQdBRP/story.html)

Trump probably,  but the party is doing its hardest to find a way to block him. There's going to be lots of fireworks regardless. I'll get the popcorn ready.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on May 01, 2016, 06:36:13 PM
I was working on tha lawnmower when it started to rain. Now I have a disassembled mower sitting with parts waiting to go on. And I'm WET!  >:(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on May 01, 2016, 11:13:24 PM
Sorry to hear that Jumbojak. Perhaps Monday won't seem so bad now.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: jumbojak on May 02, 2016, 03:02:52 AM
Thank you Ess. The rain broke later this afternoon and I was able to get new cable on and the mower back together. It's a good thing I picked up a set of Torx drivers last week on a whim. The dash panel was loaded with them and if I had gone through the trouble of getting the panel off only to find I needed to drive forty-five minutes to get a tool I wouldn't have been grumpy. I would've been pissed!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on May 02, 2016, 03:37:32 AM
JJ your lawnmower story reminded me I need to get my mowers blade sharpen, going to take it in tomorrow.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on May 04, 2016, 05:39:07 AM
Late breaking news, Tuesday. Trump wins Indiana decisively. Cruz withdraws from the race. That leaves only Kasich to oppose the big guy.

WTF were the Hoosiers thinking? 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on May 04, 2016, 02:46:42 PM
Late breaking news, Tuesday. Trump wins Indiana decisively. Cruz withdraws from the race. That leaves only Kasich to oppose the big guy.

WTF were the Hoosiers thinking?

Indiana is one really fucked up state, might as well move it south and stick it in-between Alabama and Georgia ;D

What this means is we have to deal with Trump as the GOP candidate for the next 6 months...don't think he can win, whether he goes against Hillary or the Bern, but I simply can't fathom having to listen, see, read about him everyday between now and the election (More so than even now, especially in the fall).

This depresses me to no end, seriously... :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Harmonie on May 04, 2016, 02:50:40 PM
Late breaking news, Tuesday. Trump wins Indiana decisively. Cruz withdraws from the race. That leaves only Kasich to oppose the big guy.

WTF were the Hoosiers thinking?

You talk as if Cruz was really all of that much better.

I don't know whether to be more happy that Cruz was defeated, or more mortified that someone like Trump actually just became the Republican candidate.

But then I remember it's the Republican party, and ever since I've had the ability to vote (and before) I have never known a Republican candidate I've considered likable.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on May 04, 2016, 04:45:54 PM
It's possible this will end up being the greatest thing that could happen to the Democrats. There are Republicans jumping ship left and right and even saying they'll vote for Hillary. At least, that's what's I'm telling myself to stave off the fact that I'm fucking terrified. But seriously, Cruz would have been far, far worse, as he would have ultimately held the party together, barely. Trump has exposed the rotten, racist, misogynist core of the party and ripped it wide open to see, replacing the dog whistles with air horns.
Yes, Hillary's got issues, but at least I don't have to worry about her trying to ban my in-laws from the country.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on May 05, 2016, 12:32:46 AM
Now it is Wednesday evening and the news is that Kasich is also packing it in. That leaves The Donald as the only GOP candidate. This whole scenario is getting "curiouser and curiouser".   
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on May 05, 2016, 03:21:38 AM
Future historians will look back and refer to this period as the beginning of the "Dark Years"...

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 05, 2016, 11:38:41 AM
Dark ages indeed. Possibly going global.

A creatard is probably going to be the new minster of science and technology in Brazil. More like a reason to fear for the future.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 05, 2016, 04:45:07 PM
Why the fuck is there gospel karaoke going on while people are taking their finals? Seriously I'm trying to study and it's loud as fuck.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on May 05, 2016, 08:09:00 PM
They don't want educated people, because the ignorant are easier to trick.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on May 06, 2016, 03:13:40 AM
Why the fuck is there gospel karaoke going on while people are taking their finals? Seriously I'm trying to study and it's loud as fuck.

I've never heard (Thankfully) of "Gospel Karaoke" Budd, pray tell what is it? (Indiana is strange)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on May 06, 2016, 10:54:34 PM
Today I had my annual eye exam. Thought I would save money by just getting new lenses for the frames I already have. The lenses alone were over $400.

After the eye exam and price gouging for my lenses, we went to Half-Price Books. It is a bookstore chain here in the US where you can both buy books and sell your old books - although "sell your books" is a phrase I do not comprehend. Apparently someone had some books to sell. The books had been tossed willy-nilly into a large basket, smashing covers and crumbling pages. Why would you do that to books at any time, much less books you are hoping someone will give you money for? After the first brief glance, I had to look away.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on May 06, 2016, 11:00:11 PM
Today I had my annual eye exam. Thought I would save money by just getting new lenses for the frames I already have. The lenses alone were over $400.
...
Wow! I thought the $80.00 I payed for my reading glasses was too much!  :o
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on May 06, 2016, 11:19:12 PM
Today I had my annual eye exam. Thought I would save money by just getting new lenses for the frames I already have. The lenses alone were over $400.
...
Wow! I thought the $80.00 I payed for my reading glasses was too much!  :o
Lightweight, progressive lenses with antiglare coating are not cheap. The progressive lenses are what really got me. That alone was $187. However, it was that or traditional bifocals. You do pay a premium for vanity.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on May 06, 2016, 11:22:25 PM
Today I had my annual eye exam. Thought I would save money by just getting new lenses for the frames I already have. The lenses alone were over $400.

After the eye exam and price gouging for my lenses, we went to Half-Price Books. It is a bookstore chain here in the US where you can both buy books and sell your old books - although "sell your books" is a phrase I do not comprehend. Apparently someone had some books to sell. The books had been tossed willy-nilly into a large basket, smashing covers and crumbling pages. Why would you do that to books at any time, much less books you are hoping someone will give you money for? After the first brief glance, I had to look away.
Anti-intellectuals who don't like that fancy book-learnin'.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on May 06, 2016, 11:28:10 PM
That reminds me about a tutor at uni who was shocked to see some of us annotating our text books, and highlighting passages. He seemed to think books were sacred and not to be defaced in any way. I can understand that, but in that case, the books had to be functional.  Was I a total Philistine?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on May 07, 2016, 12:08:26 AM
That reminds me about a tutor at uni who was shocked to see some of us annotating our text books, and highlighting passages. He seemed to think books were sacred and not to be defaced in any way. I can understand that, but in that case, the books had to be functional.  Was I a total Philistine?
No. That is completely different. Highlighting and annotating are part of the learning process. It serves a purpose.

Philistines are those who think so litte of books that they causally damage or destroy them for no reason at all.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on May 07, 2016, 03:03:48 AM
Velma find another source for your lenses.  The lens people are uniformly greedy but $400 is off the deep end.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 08, 2016, 09:50:56 PM
I only had a one day weekend this week, and it'll be the same next week too.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 09, 2016, 10:49:24 PM
I've decided to say screw keeping the peace and rip my cousin a new one for continuously making stupid sexis posts on Facebook.

Pray for me.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on May 10, 2016, 01:08:11 PM
I've decided to say screw keeping the peace and rip my cousin a new one for continuously making stupid sexis posts on Facebook.

Pray for me.
Is your cousin a he or a she?

And can I help?

 :grin:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on May 10, 2016, 01:37:38 PM
I've decided to say screw keeping the peace and rip my cousin a new one for continuously making stupid sexis posts on Facebook.

Pray for me.
Have fun!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny II on May 10, 2016, 02:36:52 PM
I've decided to say screw keeping the peace and rip my cousin a new one for continuously making stupid sexis posts on Facebook.

Pray for me.
Have fun!  ;D

If only the resources of HAF could be drawn upon in a timely manner to assist in the ripping of the cousin.  :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny II on May 10, 2016, 03:09:26 PM
Wrangling, that's a thing guys that favour a particular leg, probably lacking a tooth or two do with cattle.
Surfing, that involves busy water, or maybe a starship and a fricken super nova.
Lardy assed fuckers shouldn't be allowed to pilfer metaphors from the world of action.
I won't appologise for my candour, if Anchovyists are given free reign society is doomed!

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 10, 2016, 03:41:18 PM
I've decided to say screw keeping the peace and rip my cousin a new one for continuously making stupid sexis posts on Facebook.

Pray for me.
Is your cousin a he or a she?

And can I help?

 :grin:


Ended up not being as fun as I had hoped. He only replied, "Sorry you're offended."

Oh well, at least he didn't call Charlie a "fag car" like my other cousin.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on May 10, 2016, 03:49:39 PM
I've decided to say screw keeping the peace and rip my cousin a new one for continuously making stupid sexis posts on Facebook.

Pray for me.
Is your cousin a he or a she?

And can I help?

 :grin:


Ended up not being as fun as I had hoped. He only replied, "Sorry you're offended."

Oh well, at least he didn't call Charlie a "fag car" like my other cousin.

Your other cousin appears to need an ass-whooping. :grrr:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on May 10, 2016, 03:58:55 PM
I've decided to say screw keeping the peace and rip my cousin a new one for continuously making stupid sexis posts on Facebook.

Pray for me.
Is your cousin a he or a she?

And can I help?

 :grin:


Ended up not being as fun as I had hoped. He only replied, "Sorry you're offended."

Oh well, at least he didn't call Charlie a "fag car" like my other cousin.

Your other cousin appears to need an ass-whooping. :grrr:
:lynch:
I was looking for a good excuse to use that emoticon!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 10, 2016, 04:17:29 PM
I didn't even know what to say to that but on the inside I was like

(http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/middle-finger-rage-face.gif)

Now you guys see why I don't talk to most of my family.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on May 10, 2016, 05:10:35 PM
Go for it, Buddy!

It's raining.  Joking aside, of my 69 birthdays maybe ten have had good weather. :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on May 10, 2016, 09:23:16 PM
On Mother's Day I got beautiful flowers, a nice bottle of wine,
and my period.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me9jnyzU1T1rfkogxo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 10, 2016, 11:06:58 PM
Oh well, at least he didn't call Charlie a "fag car" like my other cousin.

Jealousy, perhaps?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on May 11, 2016, 02:38:30 PM
On Mother's Day I got beautiful flowers, a nice bottle of wine,
and my period.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me9jnyzU1T1rfkogxo1_500.gif)
Did you celebrate both mother's days on Sunday and yesterday?

(https://memecrunch.com/meme/455X/mexican-mother-s-day/image.jpg?w=554&c=1)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on May 11, 2016, 06:09:33 PM
On Mother's Day I got beautiful flowers, a nice bottle of wine,
and my period.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me9jnyzU1T1rfkogxo1_500.gif)
Did you celebrate both mother's days on Sunday and yesterday?

(https://memecrunch.com/meme/455X/mexican-mother-s-day/image.jpg?w=554&c=1)
Sunday was my day. The 10th was mother's day again, but it was mainly for my mother-in-law.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on May 11, 2016, 06:24:48 PM
On Mother's Day I got beautiful flowers, a nice bottle of wine,
and my period.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me9jnyzU1T1rfkogxo1_500.gif)
Did you celebrate both mother's days on Sunday and yesterday?

(https://memecrunch.com/meme/455X/mexican-mother-s-day/image.jpg?w=554&c=1)
Sunday was my day. The 10th was mother's day again, but it was mainly for my mother-in-law.
I didn't even know about it until my GF told me about it last year.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on May 11, 2016, 06:37:09 PM
Some women "abuse" the system and want their kids to celebrate it twice, I don't.  :nu-uh:
 :grin:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 11, 2016, 06:43:53 PM
On Mother's Day I got beautiful flowers, a nice bottle of wine,
and my period.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me9jnyzU1T1rfkogxo1_500.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/YehaE3A.gif)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on May 11, 2016, 07:29:14 PM
On Mother's Day I got beautiful flowers, a nice bottle of wine,
and my period.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me9jnyzU1T1rfkogxo1_500.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/YehaE3A.gif)
:frolic:

 :lol: :grin:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Hardvark on May 14, 2016, 11:58:40 PM
My wife has gone out tonight with an old friend from school, I really don't like her old school friend, to be quite honest she is a slapper and I have never liked her, my wife likes her and says I should like her for who she is.. waiting for them to get in @ could this be the night you ditch your friend. com.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on May 15, 2016, 10:00:38 AM
My wife has gone out tonight with an old friend from school, I really don't like her old school friend, to be quite honest she is a slapper and I have never liked her, my wife likes her and says I should like her for who she is.. waiting for them to get in @ could this be the night you ditch your friend. com.
Well what happened then?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on May 15, 2016, 05:43:38 PM
My wife has gone out tonight with an old friend from school, I really don't like her old school friend, to be quite honest she is a slapper and I have never liked her, my wife likes her and says I should like her for who she is.. waiting for them to get in @ could this be the night you ditch your friend. com.
Well what happened then?

What's a slapper?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on May 15, 2016, 06:21:40 PM
I was minding my own damned business, actually reading posts on HAF when Wham Bam Thank You Maam, Microsoft seized my computer. It gleefully announced that it was installing Windows10. I had repeatedly told MS I did not want Win10. I am having enough trouble with 8.1. I tried to stop the enforced download. I even shut the machine off. Soon as I turned it back on the download picked up where it left off.

The download took hours, I went to bed. Next day the freakin' machine would not let me access the internet. It demanded to know the system password. I gave the nosey bastard the correct password and it told me...."sorry Charlie not a valid password". After trying several passwords used elsewhere it told me to go to accountlive.com/password/reset. How in hell could I do that if internet access is denied.  ........I am not making this up.  This morning 48 hours later, I turned the miserable box on. Well WTF, it let me have access to the internet. I used to use Internet Explorer but now it is called Edge and it does not look or perform as before. It is painfully slower than my previous IE which itself was none to quick.

Now I am going to have to spend a hundred dollars or so to have some computer geek fix or remove all the useless detritus that 10 brought with it. More than that I will have to buy a damned book that tells me how to navigate through the infernal new operating system. Probably another $30 . I am not a happy camper. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on May 15, 2016, 10:48:33 PM
I was minding my own damned business, actually reading posts on HAF when Wham Bam Thank You Maam, Microsoft seized my computer. It gleefully announced that it was installing Windows10. I had repeatedly told MS I did not want Win10. I am having enough trouble with 8.1. I tried to stop the enforced download. I even shut the machine off. Soon as I turned it back on the download picked up where it left off.

The download took hours, I went to bed. Next day the freakin' machine would not let me access the internet. It demanded to know the system password. I gave the nosey bastard the correct password and it told me...."sorry Charlie not a valid password". After trying several passwords used elsewhere it told me to go to accountlive.com/password/reset. How in hell could I do that if internet access is denied.  ........I am not making this up.  This morning 48 hours later, I turned the miserable box on. Well WTF, it let me have access to the internet. I used to use Internet Explorer but now it is called Edge and it does not look or perform as before. It is painfully slower than my previous IE which itself was none to quick.

Now I am going to have to spend a hundred dollars or so to have some computer geek fix or remove all the useless detritus that 10 brought with it. More than that I will have to buy a damned book that tells me how to navigate through the infernal new operating system. Probably another $30 . I am not a happy camper.

Huh, that just happened on my wife's computer too. Worst part was that she was in the middle of writing the final exam for her class and hadn't saved recently when it suddenly came to life and started installing, so it cost her a few hours of work. Real pisser.
Anyway, I've been using it for a few months as an upgrade for 7 and it's not too different, but some of the native apps that get added are still broken for me. I haven't bothered trying to fix them yet. I would definitely look over this article to see how to turn off their cloud stuff (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/windows-10-doesnt-offer-much-privacy-by-default-heres-how-to-fix-it/) if you're privacy-minded like me.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on May 16, 2016, 03:21:06 AM
One of my favorite bookstores was having a tent sale this weekend. We've been looking forward to it for a couple of weeks. We get there and I can't get in the tent because I have to use a walker and the aisles are far too narrow. :(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on May 17, 2016, 04:17:25 AM
Stupid, stupid, stupid. D**n Workers' Compensation case manager is insisting that I have my knee surgery done by the doctor I saw for less than five minutes to get my second opinion. I don't want him to do the surgery. I have build up a very good relationship with the first doctor and would be far more comfortable and happier with him doing the surgery.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on May 17, 2016, 06:52:45 PM
Last Thursday, I slipped and fell down the stairs. Nothing broken, but a couple of blood vessels (my left buttock is dark purple) and my pride.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on May 17, 2016, 08:03:29 PM
Ouch, Tom62! Hope that is all it is. Feel better soon.

So, after an extended exchange of emails with the Workers' Comp case manager, I had to give in and agree to surgery with the doctor I went to see for a second opinion (Dr. C). However, when I called them today to set up surgery, they were surprised that the insurance had chosen them to do the surgery. The assumption was always that the first doctor I saw (Dr. H) about my knee was going to do the surgery. Dr. C's office is going to call the insurance company. I got the impression that Dr. C didn't want to do it since he only saw me for a few minutes to give a thumbs up or down to Dr. H's opinion. Hopefully, I will get my wish and Dr. H will be doing the surgery.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Crow on May 17, 2016, 09:05:06 PM
What's a slapper?

A whore who doesn't get paid.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on May 18, 2016, 03:08:28 AM
What's a slapper?

A whore who doesn't get paid.

Good answer.  :sidesmile:

I looked into the etymology of "slapper" and found a very interesting (though inconclusive) discussion on the English Language & Usage Stack Exchange (http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/143996/why-are-promiscuous-women-known-as-slappers).
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 19, 2016, 10:50:04 AM
Charlie wouldn't start this morning.  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on May 19, 2016, 12:40:20 PM
Charlie wouldn't start this morning.  :'(
If we didn't know you had a car called Charlie that would be more upsetting than it is!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on May 19, 2016, 01:33:34 PM
Charlie wouldn't start this morning.  :'(
Flat battery?  :-\
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 19, 2016, 01:46:44 PM
Steering wheel was locked. My stepdad fixed it thank goodness. Had to drive the Jeep to work and now I finally understand why Europeans think Americans have huge cars.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on May 21, 2016, 08:57:19 PM
Had a pretty shitty week.
I received a huge invoice from the city of Neu-Anspach for road repairs.
Business is pretty bad, so my company will fire 400-500 people.
The wife of my brother in law is intensive care. Most likely, she will not survive this weekend.
 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on May 21, 2016, 09:31:27 PM
This is not good news, Tom.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on May 21, 2016, 10:57:18 PM
Had a pretty shitty week.
I received a huge invoice from the city of Neu-Anspach for road repairs.
Business is pretty bad, so my company will fire 400-500 people.
The wife of my brother in law is intensive care. Most likely, she will not survive this weekend.
 
That is a very bad week. Is your brother-in-laws wife ill or is this an accident injury?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on May 22, 2016, 12:39:09 AM
Had a pretty shitty week.
I received a huge invoice from the city of Neu-Anspach for road repairs.
Business is pretty bad, so my company will fire 400-500 people.
The wife of my brother in law is intensive care. Most likely, she will not survive this weekend.
 
That's dreadful Tom. A shitty week indeed. Why have you got an invoice for road repairs?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on May 22, 2016, 12:46:35 AM
My grumpy does not rise to anything near Toms plight.  Hang in there the best you can Tom.

Actually I am not grumpy, merely nostalgic.  I miss Ali, Niya, and Dober and a few other regulars.  Wherever you are, ladies, I wish you the very best.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on May 22, 2016, 01:23:49 AM
Had a pretty shitty week.
I received a huge invoice from the city of Neu-Anspach for road repairs.
Business is pretty bad, so my company will fire 400-500 people.
The wife of my brother in law is intensive care. Most likely, she will not survive this weekend.
 
I'm sorry to hear you're going through all these things, Tom62.  :therethere:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on May 22, 2016, 02:21:03 AM
Had a pretty shitty week.
I received a huge invoice from the city of Neu-Anspach for road repairs.
Business is pretty bad, so my company will fire 400-500 people.
The wife of my brother in law is intensive care. Most likely, she will not survive this weekend.
 

That's awful Tom, I'm really sorry to hear that, especially the last one. Was it unexpected?

Actually I am not grumpy, merely nostalgic.  I miss Ali, Niya, and Dober and a few other regulars.  Wherever you are, ladies, I wish you the very best.

Ali just got engaged according to her facebook, so it looks like she's doing well. But yes, I do miss her and the others. Amicale, DJ, and the late En Route come to mind too.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on May 22, 2016, 03:56:27 AM
Had a pretty shitty week.
I received a huge invoice from the city of Neu-Anspach for road repairs.
Business is pretty bad, so my company will fire 400-500 people.
The wife of my brother in law is intensive care. Most likely, she will not survive this weekend.
 

Sorry for all your troubles Tom, hang in there.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on May 22, 2016, 01:40:23 PM
Had a pretty shitty week.
I received a huge invoice from the city of Neu-Anspach for road repairs.
Business is pretty bad, so my company will fire 400-500 people.
The wife of my brother in law is intensive care. Most likely, she will not survive this weekend.
 
That is a very bad week. Is your brother-in-laws wife ill or is this an accident injury?

She had a lap band surgery that went completely wrong. First she got a couple of infections. Then she had a vitamin B deficit and immune system problems. In the hospital she then caught a very nasty antibiotic-resident virus. Now she is in a coma and her organs are failing.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on May 22, 2016, 01:50:12 PM
Had a pretty shitty week.
I received a huge invoice from the city of Neu-Anspach for road repairs.
Business is pretty bad, so my company will fire 400-500 people.
The wife of my brother in law is intensive care. Most likely, she will not survive this weekend.
 
That's dreadful Tom. A shitty week indeed. Why have you got an invoice for road repairs?

When the city repaired the road, they had to renew all sewage connections from our house to the road. The city itself is nearly bankrupt, so they charged us for these sewage connections. According to German law, they could have charged us for the road repair as well, so basically I should be happy that they didn't.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on May 22, 2016, 04:47:37 PM
She had a lap band surgery that went completely wrong. First she got a couple of infections. Then she had a vitamin B deficit and immune system problems. In the hospital she then caught a very nasty antibiotic-resident virus. Now she is in a coma and her organs are failing.

Wow, that's awful. 
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 22, 2016, 09:27:08 PM
That's awful news, Tom. Sorry to hear it. :(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on May 23, 2016, 08:13:13 AM
F***ing Halifax hole in the wall ate my card last night. Had to cancel it. Rang Barclays from my mobile standing next to said hole in the wall. I explained the situation to the operator. What was their first question? Yep you got it. "What is you account number Sir?"  :picard facepalm:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny II on May 23, 2016, 10:25:11 AM
When the city repaired the road, they had to renew all sewage connections from our house to the road. The city itself is nearly bankrupt, so they charged us for these sewage connections. According to German law, they could have charged us for the road repair as well, so basically I should be happy that they didn't.

That sounds odd, though it does have some appeal.  If you pay for the road you must get to tell people to keep orf it, or charge them for wear and tear.  I think I'd enjoy shaking my walking stick at people and yelling "keep orf my bloody road" themed abuse at passers by.  I don't have a walking stick but I do have a seven iron and this sounds more fun that golf.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on May 24, 2016, 07:01:24 PM
That's awful news, Tom. Sorry to hear it. :(

Thanks!

Latest news is that tomorrow they will turn off all the machines that keeps her alive  :'(. Last Friday her heart stopped beating and they only managed to revive her after 20 minutes. There is probably nothing much left in the brain that is worthwhile saving.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on May 24, 2016, 07:44:29 PM
That's awful news, Tom. Sorry to hear it. :(

Thanks!

Latest news is that tomorrow they will turn off all the machines that keeps her alive  :'(. Last Friday her heart stopped beating and they only managed to revive her after 20 minutes. There is probably nothing much left in the brain that is worthwhile saving.
So sorry to read this.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on May 24, 2016, 08:09:29 PM
That's awful news, Tom. Sorry to hear it. :(

Thanks!

Latest news is that tomorrow they will turn off all the machines that keeps her alive  :'(. Last Friday her heart stopped beating and they only managed to revive her after 20 minutes. There is probably nothing much left in the brain that is worthwhile saving.
So sorry to read this.

:(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on May 24, 2016, 08:29:52 PM
That's awful news, Tom. Sorry to hear it. :(

Thanks!

Latest news is that tomorrow they will turn off all the machines that keeps her alive  :'(. Last Friday her heart stopped beating and they only managed to revive her after 20 minutes. There is probably nothing much left in the brain that is worthwhile saving.

I'm so sorry to hear, Tom.
I know it may be too soon to ask this, but do you consider the hospital at fault? It sounds like a major fuck up based on what you said.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on May 24, 2016, 11:01:58 PM
Latest news is that tomorrow they will turn off all the machines that keeps her alive  :'(. Last Friday her heart stopped beating and they only managed to revive her after 20 minutes. There is probably nothing much left in the brain that is worthwhile saving.
That's so sad, I'm sorry to hear this, Tom62.  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 25, 2016, 11:35:42 PM
I went to have the air conditioner in my car looked at today. I figured that all it needed was a recharge and that I would be good to go. Nope. Turns out I am missing half of my air compressor and that it needs to be completely replaced. The garage was estimating over 1000 dollars for parts and labor.

I don't even know how half of my compressor came to be missing in the first place.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on May 26, 2016, 12:49:31 AM
I went to have the air conditioner in my car looked at today. I figured that all it needed was a recharge and that I would be good to go. Nope. Turns out I am missing half of my air compressor and that it needs to be completely replaced. The garage was estimating over 1000 dollars for parts and labor.

I don't even know how half of my compressor came to be missing in the first place.
How does one misplace half of a compressor?  :???:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 26, 2016, 01:18:39 AM
That is a great question.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on May 26, 2016, 02:17:43 AM
That is a great question.
You should call the previous owner. Ask him what he did with the other half. Just to satisfy my/our/everybody's curiosity.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on May 26, 2016, 04:08:05 AM
I got Charlie from a dealership so I guess we will never know.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on May 26, 2016, 08:10:20 AM
That's awful news, Tom. Sorry to hear it. :(

Thanks!

Latest news is that tomorrow they will turn off all the machines that keeps her alive  :'(. Last Friday her heart stopped beating and they only managed to revive her after 20 minutes. There is probably nothing much left in the brain that is worthwhile saving.

I'm so sorry to hear, Tom.
I know it may be too soon to ask this, but do you consider the hospital at fault? It sounds like a major fuck up based on what you said.

My brother in law will try to sue the clinic, that performed the operation. If they would have done a proper job, his wife would still be alive (she passed away yesterday). 
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on May 26, 2016, 08:18:09 AM
That's awful news, Tom. Sorry to hear it. :(

Thanks!

Latest news is that tomorrow they will turn off all the machines that keeps her alive  :'(. Last Friday her heart stopped beating and they only managed to revive her after 20 minutes. There is probably nothing much left in the brain that is worthwhile saving.

I'm so sorry to hear, Tom.
I know it may be too soon to ask this, but do you consider the hospital at fault? It sounds like a major fuck up based on what you said.

My brother in law will try to sue the clinic, that performed the operation. If they would have done a proper job, his wife would still be alive (she passed away yesterday).
What a waste, what a tragedy. I hope lessons are learned. Condolences to your whole family.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on May 26, 2016, 02:17:19 PM
That's awful news, Tom. Sorry to hear it. :(

Thanks!

Latest news is that tomorrow they will turn off all the machines that keeps her alive  :'(. Last Friday her heart stopped beating and they only managed to revive her after 20 minutes. There is probably nothing much left in the brain that is worthwhile saving.

I'm so sorry to hear, Tom.
I know it may be too soon to ask this, but do you consider the hospital at fault? It sounds like a major fuck up based on what you said.

My brother in law will try to sue the clinic, that performed the operation. If they would have done a proper job, his wife would still be alive (she passed away yesterday).

My condolences. At the very least, you should get the word out about what happened to prevent another tragedy.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on May 26, 2016, 03:48:51 PM
If they would have done a proper job, his wife would still be alive (she passed away yesterday).

I'm very sorry to hear about your family's loss, Tom.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on May 27, 2016, 01:46:16 AM
My sincerest condolences Tom.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on May 27, 2016, 03:23:57 AM
My deepest sympathies, Tom62.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on May 27, 2016, 05:55:43 AM
Thank you all for your condolences and support!!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on May 27, 2016, 12:55:31 PM
I'm sorry to read of your loss Tom, take care.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 03, 2016, 06:23:45 PM
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Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on June 03, 2016, 07:17:49 PM
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Not The Asmo. He enjoys his job.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on June 03, 2016, 09:25:53 PM
Yep. What are these weekends and holidays? Never had those before.

I'm having a bad time because I had gained a bunch of weight when I went to college and I thought I had lost most of it since I started working again but now one of my favorite shirts doesn't fit anymore and I'm pretty frustrated about that. Basically:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/50/89/f1/5089f1ec64427b19b2604672eb3adc5d.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 03, 2016, 09:59:58 PM
Not The Asmo. He enjoys his job.

That's good  ;D

Thing is, there are loads of other things I have piling up that need to be done, and weekends are usually when I'm able to catch up. Take that away and chaos abounds! :rant: :panic: :rant: :panic: :rant: :panic:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on June 07, 2016, 07:52:53 PM
A headhunter (recruiter) contacted me for an interesting job. He promised to phone me this evening, but didn't >:(.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on June 07, 2016, 08:42:52 PM
That's just rude.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on June 08, 2016, 09:38:03 AM
Wait a day or two before you stick pins in his effigy.  It may happen yet.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 12, 2016, 03:26:06 PM
Any news, Tom?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 12, 2016, 05:02:03 PM
I think I may have frostbite.

I'm exaggerating, but I'm sure that if I could feel my extremities it would feel like it. 
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on June 12, 2016, 06:15:56 PM
Any news, Tom?
Despite several promises, the b'stard didn't phone back.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 12, 2016, 06:17:54 PM
Any news, Tom?
Despite several promises, the b'stard didn't phone back.

What a -censored-!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on June 12, 2016, 09:39:54 PM
Little grey kitten passed away.  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on June 12, 2016, 09:43:39 PM
Little grey kitten passed away.  :'(
Damn! Sorry, Bud.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on June 12, 2016, 09:53:55 PM
Little grey kitten passed away.  :'(

So sorry
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on June 13, 2016, 03:13:50 AM
Little grey kitten passed away.  :'(
I am so sorry, Bud.  :'(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on June 13, 2016, 09:48:51 AM
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Little grey kitten passed away.  :'(

That's so sad about the kitten, Buddy.  What happened?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on June 13, 2016, 09:54:04 AM
Any news, Tom?
Despite several promises, the b'stard didn't phone back.

What a -censored-!
Is the word you are looking for behind that censored tag "cunt"? Or are you speaking in less ad-hominem terms, in which case, "fuck"? The Asmo is feeling prone to misunderstandings today, so He demands clarification.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on June 13, 2016, 06:40:25 PM
Any news, Tom?
Despite several promises, the b'stard didn't phone back.

What a -censored-!
Is the word you are looking for behind that censored tag "cunt"? Or are you speaking in less ad-hominem terms, in which case, "fuck"? The Asmo is feeling prone to misunderstandings today, so He demands clarification.

B'Stard comes from the UK comedy series The New Statesman in which Rick Mayall plays the role of Alan B'Stard, the egocentric MP who stops at nothing to further his career. I'm a great admirer of him  ;). Here is one of his speeches about NHS waitinglists.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on June 13, 2016, 08:19:17 PM
Little grey kitten passed away.  :'(

I'm really sorry Bud....poor little thing. :'(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Arturo on June 14, 2016, 01:12:26 AM
My Dad keeps taking control of my life and causing problems. Really need to get away from him but can't because I have so many problems.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 14, 2016, 05:45:05 AM
Any news, Tom?
Despite several promises, the b'stard didn't phone back.

What a -censored-!
Is the word you are looking for behind that censored tag "cunt"? Or are you speaking in less ad-hominem terms, in which case, "fuck"? The Asmo is feeling prone to misunderstandings today, so He demands clarification.

I didn't mean anything especific, I used that tag more as a blank card, which could be anything.  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on June 14, 2016, 07:47:31 AM
My Dad keeps taking control of my life and causing problems. Really need to get away from him but can't because I have so many problems.
Hmm... Are you sure about that? Everyone has problems, and some people have big ones. There usually are ways of dealing with them that do not involve parents though.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on June 14, 2016, 02:55:22 PM
We lost both kittens. I'm sad but not very surprised. Babies that are orphaned that young don't have a very good chance of survival. Doesn't make it any less sad though.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 14, 2016, 03:33:20 PM
We lost both kittens. I'm sad but not very surprised. Babies that are orphaned that young don't have a very good chance of survival. Doesn't make it any less sad though.

Sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on June 14, 2016, 09:44:51 PM
We lost both kittens. I'm sad but not very surprised. Babies that are orphaned that young don't have a very good chance of survival. Doesn't make it any less sad though.
That's an awful shame.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on June 14, 2016, 10:38:03 PM
We lost both kittens. I'm sad but not very surprised. Babies that are orphaned that young don't have a very good chance of survival. Doesn't make it any less sad though.

Damn! Sorry , Buddy.
The world could have used more cuteness.


In other news, there has been a mix up with my tickets. It seems I have tickets for one day later then I thought. So I am stuck in Copenhagen until tomorrow.

Well, at least I got to spend the evening at the Hard Rock Cafe watching the Portugal-Iceland match. Pretty excting game, and I don't even follow football.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on June 15, 2016, 06:11:53 AM
Any news, Tom?
Despite several promises, the b'stard didn't phone back.

What a -censored-!

He phoned me yesterday. The idiot could not reach me before, because he dialed my number without the international access code for Germany. He had two jobs on offer. A software development and a consultancy job. Both pay much better than my current job. I must say that I'm more interested in the software development job even if the consultancy job pays better. A bit scary though to change jobs at 54.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Arturo on June 15, 2016, 07:28:58 AM
My Dad keeps taking control of my life and causing problems. Really need to get away from him but can't because I have so many problems.
Hmm... Are you sure about that? Everyone has problems, and some people have big ones. There usually are ways of dealing with them that do not involve parents though.

Yeah, I've mentioned this somewhere else. He stuck me with a car bill I did not want and thought he was going to pay for because I have no job because I'm disabled (not because I'm lazy, I was actually taking the advice of the insurance company when I decided to take it easy). It's just stuff like that where he makes decisions on my behalf all while making me miserable.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 16, 2016, 02:07:16 PM
(http://animacenter.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/buried-in-work-72dpi.jpg)

I love the feeling of getting something finished, but that feeling seems to always be so short lived these days; there's always more and more piling up.  :(

Add that to the fact that I can't seem to stop procrastinating and it rarely ends as I wish it would.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 16, 2016, 03:12:18 PM
Any news, Tom?
Despite several promises, the b'stard didn't phone back.

What a -censored-!

He phoned me yesterday. The idiot could not reach me before, because he dialed my number without the international access code for Germany. He had two jobs on offer. A software development and a consultancy job. Both pay much better than my current job. I must say that I'm more interested in the software development job even if the consultancy job pays better. A bit scary though to change jobs at 54.

Why is that scary?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Father Bruno on June 17, 2016, 04:00:55 PM
My boss's family just got a new kitty (They already have one kat and a dogg), and she insists on showing my pictures of it when she's in the office, and now she's texting my pictures of it.

She's the boss right so for the time being I have to act like the stupid kat is soooooooo cute and pretty, and ooh and ahhh over her pictures and reply back to her text pictures.

Here's the latest text she sent me:
Quote
Here she is. Heart stealer. Bruce, the office will be shut down in case you don't come back so no worries there.
(http://i.imgur.com/YVUgcef.jpg)
Not sure how long I can keep this facade up,...I feel like Elian in Seinfeld when her boss took her to the movies to see "The English Patient" which she had already seen and hated, but was to scared to tell her boss so she took her to see it because he thought it was such a great movie. Classic scene.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on June 17, 2016, 04:09:03 PM
My boss's family just got a new kitty (They already have one kat and a dogg), and she insists on showing my pictures of it when she's in the office, and now she's texting my pictures of it.
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Here she is. Heart stealer. Bruce, the office will be shut down in case you don't come back so no worries there.
(http://i.imgur.com/YVUgcef.jpg)

How can you not love that kitty?? She's smiling for fuck's sake!! That's it, you're banned!! I'm going to call you Ice from now on because clearly that's what runs through your veins! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

But seriously, she's adorable.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Davin on June 17, 2016, 06:50:41 PM
These guys made me grumpy.

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on June 20, 2016, 05:49:41 AM
Any news, Tom?
Despite several promises, the b'stard didn't phone back.

What a -censored-!

He phoned me yesterday. The idiot could not reach me before, because he dialed my number without the international access code for Germany. He had two jobs on offer. A software development and a consultancy job. Both pay much better than my current job. I must say that I'm more interested in the software development job even if the consultancy job pays better. A bit scary though to change jobs at 54.

Why is that scary?

If I don't pass the probation time it will be very hard to find another job. Since I'm paying off the mortgage of my house, I need some job security. Here in Germany most companies don't hire people, who are older than 40-45. They like to hire students with 20 years of experience  ;),
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on June 21, 2016, 12:11:36 AM
I suspect that I've got heat stroke and I'm here alone at work, I can't get a signal on my phone to call someone, there is no landlines anywhere in the barn, and nobody is texting me back. I'm just sitting here covered in ice packs because I can't leave until I get the okay.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 21, 2016, 01:00:13 AM
^ Do you have access to water? Better drink plenty.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on June 21, 2016, 01:25:35 AM
I'm relatively okay now. I ended up going to the health center and had them call my boss. Took 30 minutes to get ahold of somebody. I'm home now with many ice packs.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on June 21, 2016, 06:43:20 AM
I'm relatively okay now. I ended up going to the health center and had them call my boss. Took 30 minutes to get ahold of somebody. I'm home now with many ice packs.
Shakes my head. Numpty!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on June 21, 2016, 05:44:13 PM
what makes me grumpy
no
what pisses me off is that since sunday afternoon cyprus is in flames. Two firefighters lost their lives, villages are threatened and one very beautiful forest is being turned to ashes
We know how the fire started but NO ONE will be punished because the person who started it was underage
NO ONE will be pubished
two people died!!
homes are threatened
no one is punished
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on June 21, 2016, 06:19:36 PM
what makes me grumpy
no
what pisses me off is that since sunday afternoon cyprus is in flames. Two firefighters lost their lives, villages are threatened and one very beautiful forest is being turned to ashes
We know how the fire started but NO ONE will be punished because the person who started it was underage
NO ONE will be pubished
two people died!!
homes are threatened
no one is punished
...So the pyromaniac kid is getting off the hook with only a talking to?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on June 21, 2016, 06:23:40 PM
I'm relatively okay now. I ended up going to the health center and had them call my boss. Took 30 minutes to get ahold of somebody. I'm home now with many ice packs.
I'd recommend a long cold shower or bath.
Though usually I prescribe that treatment for a rather different affliction.  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on June 21, 2016, 07:39:53 PM
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...So the pyromaniac kid is getting off the hook with only a talking to?
so far it seems so.
Some say since underage kids dont get punished in this hell hole, the parents or guardians should be responsible. But from the interviews of the police I didnt see that intention
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 21, 2016, 11:30:59 PM
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...So the pyromaniac kid is getting off the hook with only a talking to?
so far it seems so.
Some say since underage kids dont get punished in this hell hole, the parents or guardians should be responsible. But from the interviews of the police I didnt see that intention

That kind of stuff makes me so angry. For certain crimes underaged kids should be tried as an adult.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on June 22, 2016, 09:58:25 AM
specially for this
fourth day in a row and the fire is still raging. We've called for help from greece, france and israel. The occupied cyprus part has also offered help but the president decline which is another bitchy point in this tragedy
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on June 22, 2016, 10:44:54 AM
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The occupied cyprus part has also offered help but the president decline

What a shame.  This scale of disaster should be outside politics.  Still, I'm glad the TRNC made the offer.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on June 22, 2016, 12:10:08 PM
specially for this
fourth day in a row and the fire is still raging. We've called for help from greece, france and israel. The occupied cyprus part has also offered help but the president decline which is another bitchy point in this tragedy
Hm. Toss the little motherfucker in jail, give him/her/other a sexually frustrated ex-biker bunkie who calls his penis The Big Ben and watch the evolution by natural selection do its wonders.

...Or some serious therapy. But that's a poor substitute for vengeance.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on June 24, 2016, 12:26:48 AM
what makes me grumpy
no
what pisses me off is that since sunday afternoon cyprus is in flames. Two firefighters lost their lives, villages are threatened and one very beautiful forest is being turned to ashes
We know how the fire started but NO ONE will be punished because the person who started it was underage
NO ONE will be pubished
two people died!!
homes are threatened
no one is punished

That's so sad Maria. I had many great holidays in Cyprus and loved the people there. Where a abouts is the fire?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on June 24, 2016, 07:30:57 PM
solea valley if you know it. At the villages spilia, kourdali and kannavia. The fire finally stopped yesterday
The police are actually investigating now because people say the fire actually started from grandfather and not from the kid

here's a satellite image, you can se eon the right the village was barely saved http://www.philenews.com/el-gr/syzitountai-sto-diadiktyo/1330/319632/doryforiki-fotografia-apo-ti-megali-pyrkagia-stin-kypro-eikona

15square kms of pine forest
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on June 26, 2016, 12:51:59 AM
While I no longer have pain from a broken knee. I now have a different sort of pain that flares up at random moments just to make life interesting - in addition to times when my knee just hurts. I finally had to break down and take a pain pill today.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on June 26, 2016, 11:12:10 PM
solea valley if you know it. At the villages spilia, kourdali and kannavia. The fire finally stopped yesterday
The police are actually investigating now because people say the fire actually started from grandfather and not from the kid

here's a satellite image, you can se eon the right the village was barely saved http://www.philenews.com/el-gr/syzitountai-sto-diadiktyo/1330/319632/doryforiki-fotografia-apo-ti-megali-pyrkagia-stin-kypro-eikona

15square kms of pine forest

That's very sad; we spent a couple of days driving around the Troodos Mountains and visited on several occasions although I don't remember the names of all the villages we visited. I just know we loved the place. I hope the arsonist gets his just desserts.

While I no longer have pain from a broken knee. I now have a different sort of pain that flares up at random moments just to make life interesting - in addition to times when my knee just hurts. I finally had to break down and take a pain pill today.


Sorry to hear that Velma. I hope you are feeling better now.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on June 27, 2016, 04:23:49 AM
Thanks, Essie Mae. It is just one of those things that goes along with total knee replacement surgery. From reading the experience of others, this isn't that uncommon. Other than the random flares during the day, most of my pain is at night. Also, not uncommon. I'll have to see how it goes once I return to work tomorrow.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on June 27, 2016, 07:21:07 AM
I sympathise with you, Velma.

About a month ago the inferior patella bursa in my right leg decided to get a case of "-itis" - "Clergyman's knee", I have obviously been doing too much praying  ;) That led to out-of-balance walking that upset the tendons back of the knee. Leg no longer able to support weight without agony I resorted to crutches.

That did not stop the right foot getting tendonitis as well - left foot and leg now doing almost all work. Left foot decided to come out in sympathy, tendonitis in almost every part. Virtually immobile for three days.

Went to see GP - had blood test, got gout in left foot as well!

Anti-gout diet boring in the extreme, most of the nice foods good for my ailing ticker (whole grain bread, oily fish, seeds etc.) not good for gout, but had to get the uric acid levels down. Low fat milk positively beneficial for gout, but effect on my gut also excellent cure for the constipation caused by pain killers! About to try lactose free.

Left foot still not right ( :D) but only a minor limp left now, hurts a little more at night,
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on June 28, 2016, 12:05:18 PM
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tendonitis

one of the few words that make me go hisss
i too suffered from that ad even after therapy i still have to be extremely careful X(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on July 04, 2016, 01:17:33 AM
Quote
tendonitis

one of the few words that make me go hisss
i too suffered from that ad even after therapy i still have to be extremely careful X(
About three years ago I developed tendinitis. At the time, I was working in the Controlled Substances Room at work, filling 500 + vials in a 10 hours shift. Opening all those manufacturer bottles caused tendinitis. It was weeks before I could work in that area again.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny II on July 05, 2016, 02:54:32 PM
Browsing the guide

Quote
Arnie's Greatest Ever Stunts
Tuesday 5th July at 9:30 pm (120 minutes)
Original action man Arnold Schwarzenegger counts down the world's most daring, jaw-dropping stunts, with clips and behind-the-scenes access with stunt professionals. Cons. Advice: Dangerous Behaviour

The world is fucked
Ye abandon all hope

It's the time of The Monster Truck!
It's all I ever hoped for
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny II on July 05, 2016, 03:48:16 PM
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George Osborne has pledged to cut corporation tax to encourage businesses to continue investing in the UK following the EU referendum vote.

In an interview with the Financial Times, the chancellor said he would reduce the rate to below 15% - some 5% lower than its current 20% rate.

That would give the UK the lowest corporation tax of any major economy.

We'n all 'll lower our rates to match.
Soon we'll be paying 'em to fuck us.

There's a long list of us paying them
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Siz on July 05, 2016, 05:00:21 PM
Quote
George Osborne has pledged to cut corporation tax to encourage businesses to continue investing in the UK following the EU referendum vote.

In an interview with the Financial Times, the chancellor said he would reduce the rate to below 15% - some 5% lower than its current 20% rate.

That would give the UK the lowest corporation tax of any major economy.

We'n all 'll lower our rates to match.
Soon we'll be paying 'em to fuck us.

There's a long list of us paying them

No complaints about that here. That's £000s more in my pocket... if, indeed my company can survive the reduction in workflow that we've already noticed. Yes, as surveyors (or Architects Bitches as we're affectionately known) we are always the litmus paper for the economy in general. The first to feel the pinch, yet the first to recover. I'm certainly more than a little worried right now... Application papers for French citizenship on tomorrows to-do list!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on July 05, 2016, 10:22:10 PM
Quote
tendonitis

one of the few words that make me go hisss
i too suffered from that ad even after therapy i still have to be extremely careful X(
About three years ago I developed tendinitis. At the time, I was working in the Controlled Substances Room at work, filling 500 + vials in a 10 hours shift. Opening all those manufacturer bottles caused tendinitis. It was weeks before I could work in that area again.
If twas in the wrist from a twisting action might have been De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, inflamation of the wrist tendons. I got it unscrewing and rescrewing 200 screws in the roof linings of twenty ambulances, 8000 actions  in 10 hours, had to do them fast. This was before the days of electric screwdrivers.

Problems recurred for a year, despite therapy, until a new GP injected a steroid into the tendon. Hurt a bit but fixed problem!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on July 06, 2016, 06:12:06 PM
Quote
tendonitis

one of the few words that make me go hisss
i too suffered from that ad even after therapy i still have to be extremely careful X(
About three years ago I developed tendinitis. At the time, I was working in the Controlled Substances Room at work, filling 500 + vials in a 10 hours shift. Opening all those manufacturer bottles caused tendinitis. It was weeks before I could work in that area again.
If twas in the wrist from a twisting action might have been De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, inflamation of the wrist tendons. I got it unscrewing and rescrewing 200 screws in the roof linings of twenty ambulances, 8000 actions  in 10 hours, had to do them fast. This was before the days of electric screwdrivers.

Problems recurred for a year, despite therapy, until a new GP injected a steroid into the tendon. Hurt a bit but fixed problem!
That's good. After a few weeks of wearing a brace and a bit of physical therapy, I managed not to have a recurrence by monitoring how I opened the bottles so that I wasn't making the exact same movement every time. After a bit, that got to be a habit.

Repetitive motion injuries are fairly common in a lot of work places. Few of us realize how often we are repeating the same motions during the day. Although for most, the damage takes months to show.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on July 06, 2016, 09:53:55 PM
Got something like that in the leg during boot camp. Probably from marching everywhere in new boots.
It passed in time, but in the meantime I had written permission from the camp medical officer to wear my running shoes with my day uniform.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Arturo on July 07, 2016, 05:25:06 AM
I have no reason to be grumpy. I'm just glad to see you all. I know that doesn't fit the thread. Are you going to ban me now? That would make me grumpy. If it makes me grumpy, I can post in this thread. If I'm banned, I cannot post in this thread. Your choice.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on July 07, 2016, 06:37:20 AM
I have no reason to be grumpy. I'm just glad to see you all. I know that doesn't fit the thread. Are you going to ban me now? That would make me grumpy. If it makes me grumpy, I can post in this thread. If I'm banned, I cannot post in this thread. Your choice.
Eye's ban hammer.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny II on July 07, 2016, 04:11:29 PM
I have no reason to be grumpy. I'm just glad to see you all. I know that doesn't fit the thread. Are you going to ban me now? That would make me grumpy. If it makes me grumpy, I can post in this thread. If I'm banned, I cannot post in this thread. Your choice.

I'd call on Dvorak, our drug detecting beagle to check you out, but he is a partaker and I don't know where the fuck he is.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Bad Penny II on July 07, 2016, 04:45:10 PM
Quote
George Osborne has pledged to cut corporation tax to encourage businesses to continue investing in the UK following the EU referendum vote.

In an interview with the Financial Times, the chancellor said he would reduce the rate to below 15% - some 5% lower than its current 20% rate.

That would give the UK the lowest corporation tax of any major economy.

We'n all 'll lower our rates to match.
Soon we'll be paying 'em to fuck us.

There's a long list of us paying them

No complaints about that here. That's £000s more in my pocket... if, indeed my company can survive the reduction in workflow that we've already noticed. Yes, as surveyors (or Architects Bitches as we're affectionately known) we are always the litmus paper for the economy in general. The first to feel the pinch, yet the first to recover. I'm certainly more than a little worried right now... Application papers for French citizenship on tomorrows to-do list!

Really?
Around here that sort of thing wouldn't favour a local human.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on July 10, 2016, 11:55:58 PM
Suddenly, out of the blue: blue screen of death.

Good thing I just got paid. Going to have to take my computer in to get serviced.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on July 11, 2016, 12:58:45 PM
Suddenly, out of the blue: blue screen of death.

Good thing I just got paid. Going to have to take my computer in to get serviced.
God saw you had too much money  :snicker:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on July 11, 2016, 01:30:30 PM
Suddenly, out of the blue: blue screen of death.

Good thing I just got paid. Going to have to take my computer in to get serviced.
God saw you had too much money  :snicker:
What a cunt!  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 11, 2016, 01:32:51 PM
Can you not service it yourself? What's the error code?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on July 11, 2016, 01:39:18 PM
Can you not service it yourself? What's the error code?
Wouldn't know where to begin (not an IT guy) and don't really have time for that right now.



Just got word back from the computer fixing dude. Apparently the entire OS collapsed and will need to be reset. They will throw in a file recovery for me which is nice.


Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 11, 2016, 02:32:59 PM
Well, I AM an IT guy and that there is something you could probably have fixed free of charge with relative ease by booting the PC from recovery partition and letting it walk the talk.

Windows would give you some recovery options too. The files are normally not damaged. Software-generated bluescreen-crashes are usually due to a critical failure in a specific file. The operating system's internal mechanisms for dealing with such are usually good enough.

If the problem persists, send me the make/model of your computer and the OS it runs and I can walk you through troubleshooting and recovery. In most cases, it really doesn't take much.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on July 12, 2016, 12:01:57 AM
Hooray for Asmo to the rescue.  G85 is the beneficiary of informed council.

I am the least IT savvy guy in the free world. It is painfully apparent that I can not find my ass with either hand when the computer is involved. That is definitely not a brag, it is a shame that I have as little facility with the magic box as a six year old. When I grow up I will get a better handle on it......maybe.

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on July 12, 2016, 08:23:35 AM
Hooray for Asmo to the rescue.  G85 is the beneficiary of informed council.

I am the least IT savvy guy in the free world. It is painfully apparent that I can not find my ass with either hand when the computer is involved. That is definitely not a brag, it is a shame that I have as little facility with the magic box as a six year old. When I grow up I will get a better handle on it......maybe.
Make that a two year old. Six year olds are totally computer literate nowadays.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on July 12, 2016, 09:22:22 AM
Hooray for Asmo to the rescue.  G85 is the beneficiary of informed council.

I am the least IT savvy guy in the free world. It is painfully apparent that I can not find my ass with either hand when the computer is involved. That is definitely not a brag, it is a shame that I have as little facility with the magic box as a six year old. When I grow up I will get a better handle on it......maybe.
Make that a two year old. Six year olds are totally computer literate nowadays.  ;D
Saw a sub-2yo concentrating on and making purposeful looking dabs at a smartphone in Tescos. Modern "pacifier"?

Future advert:

"Baby's own tablet! Drool, pee and sick proof, fully sealed and fully washable. With cordless charger base for mains or car. Ruggedised, will withstand being thrown out of the pram onto a concrete pavement. Only £200!"

Later: might have known I was behind the wave! As here (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9087749.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156|cid:189942085|agid:18091973005|tid:aud-180466976725:pla-96720111805|crid:77627773405|nw:g|rnd:8055423994789982864|dvc:t|adp:1o3&gclid=CM64pbPB7c0CFeop0wod_lwDmg)

But mine would have life access to "Babynet". (Yup, there's a "Kidnet" for slightly older rugrats!)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on July 13, 2016, 02:32:35 AM
^ No shit????? We actually have baby touch tablets? What is this world coming to?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on July 13, 2016, 07:24:02 PM
Hooray for Asmo to the rescue.  G85 is the beneficiary of informed council.

I am the least IT savvy guy in the free world. It is painfully apparent that I can not find my ass with either hand when the computer is involved. That is definitely not a brag, it is a shame that I have as little facility with the magic box as a six year old. When I grow up I will get a better handle on it......maybe.
Make that a two year old. Six year olds are totally computer literate nowadays.  ;D
Saw a sub-2yo concentrating on and making purposeful looking dabs at a smartphone in Tescos. Modern "pacifier"?

Future advert:

"Baby's own tablet! Drool, pee and sick proof, fully sealed and fully washable. With cordless charger base for mains or car. Ruggedised, will withstand being thrown out of the pram onto a concrete pavement. Only £200!"

Later: might have known I was behind the wave! As here (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9087749.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156|cid:189942085|agid:18091973005|tid:aud-180466976725:pla-96720111805|crid:77627773405|nw:g|rnd:8055423994789982864|dvc:t|adp:1o3&gclid=CM64pbPB7c0CFeop0wod_lwDmg)

But mine would have life access to "Babynet". (Yup, there's a "Kidnet" for slightly older rugrats!)


oh geez. Back in my day Ihad to wait to go to college to get a friggin mobile and now every kindergarden drooler has tablets.
And now I used the b-i-m-d phrase which makes me feel ancient
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: gentle_dissident on July 13, 2016, 08:36:32 PM
bullies
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on July 13, 2016, 08:53:15 PM
Hooray for Asmo to the rescue.  G85 is the beneficiary of informed council.

I am the least IT savvy guy in the free world. It is painfully apparent that I can not find my ass with either hand when the computer is involved. That is definitely not a brag, it is a shame that I have as little facility with the magic box as a six year old. When I grow up I will get a better handle on it......maybe.
Make that a two year old. Six year olds are totally computer literate nowadays.  ;D
Saw a sub-2yo concentrating on and making purposeful looking dabs at a smartphone in Tescos. Modern "pacifier"?

Future advert:

"Baby's own tablet! Drool, pee and sick proof, fully sealed and fully washable. With cordless charger base for mains or car. Ruggedised, will withstand being thrown out of the pram onto a concrete pavement. Only £200!"

Later: might have known I was behind the wave! As here (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9087749.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59156|cid:189942085|agid:18091973005|tid:aud-180466976725:pla-96720111805|crid:77627773405|nw:g|rnd:8055423994789982864|dvc:t|adp:1o3&gclid=CM64pbPB7c0CFeop0wod_lwDmg)

But mine would have life access to "Babynet". (Yup, there's a "Kidnet" for slightly older rugrats!)


oh geez. Back in my day Ihad to wait to go to college to get a friggin mobile and now every kindergarden drooler has tablets.
And now I used the b-i-m-d phrase which makes me feel ancient
B-I-M-D, and I am not kidding, the competition in my first year of college (1972 at age 28) was who could slide the rule the fastest! The first shop-available, very basic, calculators were banned from exams, "Until everyone could afford one and had one."

My first one could manage square roots. Now I just read the complex sum into my smartphone, or "phablet" as it seems they are called now, and it speaks the answer back to me (so long as it has a connection to the super-duper computer in Google-land.) May it won't need that one day.

Pure bloody sci-fi not so long ago . . .
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on July 13, 2016, 10:10:11 PM
I have confirmed once again what is my kryptonite: grass/hay being cut in my general vicinity.  >:(

Couldn't go to work today because my eyes were practically swollen shut from allergies from the day before.
The day before I went around measuring buildings in an area with a lot of farms. Apparently they had a good year for growing hay because they were harvesting already.
Do you all have any idea the amount of pollen a large farm harvester can kick up?!?!

 :sneezy:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on July 13, 2016, 10:24:46 PM

Do you all have any idea the amount of pollen a large farm harvester can kick up?!?!

 :sneezy:

Yep. Benadryl is my Bff during hay season.


I wish it would stop storming so much. They are nice to listen to but I just want to be outside.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on July 13, 2016, 11:43:08 PM
I took a hayfever tablet yesterday and they are not supposed to make you drowsy, but it did. It was almost as bad as having the swollen eyes etc. I feel sorry for those hayfever sufferers among you who have to work in the countryside.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on July 14, 2016, 06:45:02 AM
I have confirmed once again what is my kryptonite: grass/hay being cut in my general vicinity.  >:(

Couldn't go to work today because my eyes were practically swollen shut from allergies from the day before.
The day before I went around measuring buildings in an area with a lot of farms. Apparently they had a good year for growing hay because they were harvesting already.
Do you all have any idea the amount of pollen a large farm harvester can kick up?!?!

 :sneezy:
My wife was incredibly unsympathetic to this rant. Her comment "Tell the big wally to take his meds before he goes out!"
So consider yourself told!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 14, 2016, 07:44:04 AM
Do you all have any idea the amount of pollen a large farm harvester can kick up?!?!
Yep.  :(

My wife was incredibly unsympathetic to this rant. Her comment "Tell the big wally to take his meds before he goes out!"
So consider yourself told!
'Roids. And plenty of 'em.  8)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on July 14, 2016, 02:46:47 PM
I also suffer from hayfever. 
Could this be an atheist thing?  :eyebrow:
Anyone else suffers from this? Davin, do you?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 14, 2016, 02:59:59 PM
I also suffer from hayfever. 
Could this be an atheist thing?  :eyebrow:
Anyone else suffers from this? Davin, do you?
It could be the wrath of a Grumpy Asmo... Who's to say..?  :???: Mysterious things are... Mysterious.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on July 14, 2016, 04:38:56 PM
I suffer very rarely from HF and I blame it on a neice  ;)

When she got married she splashed out on orchid buttonholes. I could not work out why my left eye itched and my nose kept running.

If I get an attack it usually involes me wanting to close my eyes, as if very tired. This got dodgy when I did a lot of motorway driving and the grasses and wild flowers were in full pollen mode - the suction from the passing cars pulled it from the verges onto the carriageway in visible vortices early in tbe morning.

Not sure if my persistent rhinitus started then but I go through two boxes of tissues, at least, a week (and loads of pocket ones) in any season now.

Sniff...

I fully symlathise with chronic sufferers!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on July 14, 2016, 05:56:16 PM
I have confirmed once again what is my kryptonite: grass/hay being cut in my general vicinity.  >:(

Couldn't go to work today because my eyes were practically swollen shut from allergies from the day before.
The day before I went around measuring buildings in an area with a lot of farms. Apparently they had a good year for growing hay because they were harvesting already.
Do you all have any idea the amount of pollen a large farm harvester can kick up?!?!

 :sneezy:
My wife was incredibly unsympathetic to this rant. Her comment "Tell the big wally to take his meds before he goes out!"
So consider yourself told!

Lmao! I like your wife.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on July 14, 2016, 09:43:23 PM
I also suffer from hayfever. 
Could this be an atheist thing?  :eyebrow:
Anyone else suffers from this? Davin, do you?
It could be the wrath of a Grumpy Asmo... Who's to say..?  :???: Mysterious things are... Mysterious.
Yes.  :chin:   Mysterious things are...mysterious...Like Pahu.  :eyebrow:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on July 15, 2016, 10:37:49 PM
I have confirmed once again what is my kryptonite: grass/hay being cut in my general vicinity.  >:(

Couldn't go to work today because my eyes were practically swollen shut from allergies from the day before.
The day before I went around measuring buildings in an area with a lot of farms. Apparently they had a good year for growing hay because they were harvesting already.
Do you all have any idea the amount of pollen a large farm harvester can kick up?!?!

 :sneezy:
My wife was incredibly unsympathetic to this rant. Her comment "Tell the big wally to take his meds before he goes out!"
So consider yourself told!
Tell her I'm already on double dosages, and that at her earliest convenience she is cordially invited to kiss my ass.  8)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on July 16, 2016, 07:22:07 AM
Was very happy to have gotten a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for $30 off on Amazon Prime day. It arrived early Friday afternoon. I got it all set up, plugged it in to charge, and my husband and went out to run errands. Once we got home and  I finally had a chance to look at it closely, it had two sets of dead pixels on the screen. I've already got the return set up and will drop it off at UPS Saturday.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on July 16, 2016, 08:14:09 AM
Was very happy to have gotten a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for $30 off on Amazon Prime day. It arrived early Friday afternoon. I got it all set up, plugged it in to charge, and my husband and went out to run errands. Once we got home and  I finally had a chance to look at it closely, it had two sets of dead pixels on the screen. I've already got the return set up and will drop it off at UPS Saturday.
Bugger!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on July 16, 2016, 07:51:31 PM
Was very happy to have gotten a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for $30 off on Amazon Prime day. It arrived early Friday afternoon. I got it all set up, plugged it in to charge, and my husband and went out to run errands. Once we got home and  I finally had a chance to look at it closely, it had two sets of dead pixels on the screen. I've already got the return set up and will drop it off at UPS Saturday.
Bugger!
I was quite disappointed. However, I have decided to get a refund instead of a replacement. The old Paperwhite I have still works well, although it is the older model without the 300 ppi screen.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 19, 2016, 08:51:06 PM
Going to work on Saturday again.   :weepy:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 19, 2016, 08:59:21 PM
The Asmo is not.  :(

...But maybe He is.  ;D

...But probably not.  :(

...But possibly is.  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 19, 2016, 09:17:33 PM
If only some of your  ;D could rub off on me.

I generally don't mind, but on Saturdays I spend more time on the bus than I do at work. :sigh:

(I hate buses and don't have the money to buy a car)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 19, 2016, 09:20:35 PM
Buses are smelly, nasty and an affront to His Omnicardriveness.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 19, 2016, 09:25:02 PM
Buses are smelly, nasty and an affront to His Omnicardriveness.  >:(

:this:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on July 19, 2016, 09:32:16 PM
Buses are smelly, nasty and an affront to His Omnicardriveness.  >:(

Our new ones are comfortable and run every ten minutes both ways to town.  No hassle waiting in traffic queues or trying to park at exhorbitant hourly rates either.

Have to use the car to the hospital though, worst service in town there but they make a fortune from patients and visitors parking. If you can find a bloody parking space!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 19, 2016, 09:35:42 PM
Have to use the car to the hospital though, worst service in town there but they make a fortune from patients and visitors parking. If you can find a bloody parking space!

It's the same here in Brazil. When my mother broke her leg I had to take her to the hospital every 2 weeks for a while and we paid quite a penny. Detail: it was a Catholic hospital.

They like money.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on July 20, 2016, 08:44:49 AM
Quote from: Gloucester
(Hospitals) make a fortune from patients and visitors parking. If you can find a bloody parking space!

That's true everywhere!  Also, you queue for the bloody machine to pay your ticket.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 20, 2016, 12:07:26 PM
The Asmo payest with His Divine Cellphone App.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on July 20, 2016, 02:38:54 PM
Quote from: Gloucester
(Hospitals) make a fortune from patients and visitors parking. If you can find a bloody parking space!

That's true everywhere!  Also, you queue for the bloody machine to pay your ticket.

At our hospital you get the first 15 minutes free.

Went for a blood test and the clinic was empty, no waiters, and the phlebotobist was fast and not chatty and I got back to the machine with one minute to go of my 15.

And there were two old ladies rummaging around in the depths of their handbags for the last 50p needed to pay their fee at the one machine that was working. I stuck 50p of my own in the slot, handed them their ticket, got mine sorted and was off before they caught up with events! Left them standing, open mouthed with hands still in bags.

Saved me £1.30.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 20, 2016, 03:55:02 PM
At our hospital you get the first 15 minutes free.
Enough for a quick appendectomy, yes?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on July 20, 2016, 10:32:03 PM
At our hospital you get the first 15 minutes free.

Went for a blood test and the clinic was empty, no waiters, and the phlebotobist was fast and not chatty and I got back to the machine with one minute to go of my 15.

And there were two old ladies rummaging around in the depths of their handbags for the last 50p needed to pay their fee at the one machine that was working. I stuck 50p of my own in the slot, handed them their ticket, got mine sorted and was off before they caught up with events! Left them standing, open mouthed with hands still in bags.

Saved me £1.30.

Quick thinking, and you must be relatively fast on your feet. Well done.  :)

The parking for the English hospital I've visited several times is not so forgiving, I think. Unless you're moving very quickly, it can take a good five minutes or more to get from the parking spot to the hospital itself. I'm not sure, but I doubt they even offer 15 minutes' free parking. There's been talk in the community and in the local paper about the truly dreadful parking there for many years.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on July 21, 2016, 05:21:28 AM
So far, in my experience here in Missouri, I've run into a few different arrangements. My husband gets most of his medical care at a Veterans' Administration hospital. It has free valet parking. My rheumatologist has her office in a medical tower attached to a very large hospital, it has free valet parking service or you can park yourself for free. The hospital proper has paid valet parking or a pay-by-the-hour parking garage. The latter two seem to be the most common at the larger hospitals. The smaller ones have no valet parking, but do have a free parking lot in front of the hospital.

If you have to pay for parking, visiting someone in the hospital can get very expensive very quickly.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 30, 2016, 12:23:19 AM
It's Friday today ( :jumps:), but everything goes back to normal on Monday. :(

Holidays (sort of) are over!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on July 30, 2016, 07:57:58 AM
It is currently 2:54am. I have to get up for work at 4:45. I can't sleep and I haven't been able to fall asleep easily for a few weeks now. This just started up for no particular reason. I'm so tired and at the end of my rope. Like, my mother even have me one of her Ativan pills which usually knocks me the hell out but nope, still awake.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on July 30, 2016, 08:19:22 AM
It is currently 2:54am. I have to get up for work at 4:45. I can't sleep and I haven't been able to fall asleep easily for a few weeks now. This just started up for no particular reason. I'm so tired and at the end of my rope. Like, my mother even have me one of her Ativan pills which usually knocks me the hell out but nope, still awake.

Been there, Buddy, and I fear never found the solution then.

Years, and real threats to my life, have informed me that getting wound up about things you cannot immediately effect beneficial change on is a waste on physical, mental and emotional energy.

Sorry, seems like a hard lesdon but, if it is something like this change of job, all you can do is orepare your case and your mind. The person making the decision will have his or her motivations that you cannot affect.

"Luck favours the prepared mind", does not fully apply here but the anxious mind does not perform well. Meditation helps some, a pair of boxing mitts and a punch bag helps others. Though of sort of religious origin the old saw about being able to tell the difference between the mutable and the immutable and acting on the first whilst accepting the second also applies.

Still rooting for you, Buddy, keep your chin uo and look the problem in the eye!

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on July 30, 2016, 08:36:39 AM
Thanks Gloucester. That was very comforting to read.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on July 30, 2016, 07:06:18 PM
It is currently 2:54am. I have to get up for work at 4:45. I can't sleep and I haven't been able to fall asleep easily for a few weeks now. This just started up for no particular reason. I'm so tired and at the end of my rope. Like, my mother even have me one of her Ativan pills which usually knocks me the hell out but nope, still awake.
I hate when that happens. Usually hits me when there is something significant on my mind. Spent most of last winter like that.  :-\
The good news is that it does eventually tend to pass.
Beyond that, Glouchester speaks words of wisdom. 
I'd recommend a nightcap, but that might not be the best idea in this case.  ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on July 31, 2016, 03:24:20 AM
The thing is that when this whole nonsense started, I didn't even have anything important enough to keep me awake. My stupid ADD won't let me stop thinking long enough to fall asleep. Or at least that's what I'm blaming it on this time.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on July 31, 2016, 02:26:46 PM
The thing is that when this whole nonsense started, I didn't even have anything important enough to keep me awake. My stupid ADD won't let me stop thinking long enough to fall asleep. Or at least that's what I'm blaming it on this time.
Must be nice to have something to blame. ;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 31, 2016, 04:00:35 PM
The thing is that when this whole nonsense started, I didn't even have anything important enough to keep me awake. My stupid ADD won't let me stop thinking long enough to fall asleep. Or at least that's what I'm blaming it on this time.
Must be nice to have something to blame. ;)
Blame the pharmacist. Always works for me.  >:(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Arturo on August 01, 2016, 03:47:38 AM
I have no reason to be grumpy today. So let's try to spread some good joy.

The thing is that when this whole nonsense started, I didn't even have anything important enough to keep me awake. My stupid ADD won't let me stop thinking long enough to fall asleep. Or at least that's what I'm blaming it on this time.

Well sounds like you are pretty angry. Do you take something for your ADD that can make you word out by the time you want to sleep? Maybe you need your meds adjusted if this is the case. I'm sorry this is happening to you. ADD is a problem, I can tell.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 01, 2016, 12:51:08 PM
Well I got passed over for a promotion at work because my supervisor didn't want another woman on day shift. I'm so close to quitting.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on August 01, 2016, 01:14:14 PM
Well I got passed over for a promotion at work because my supervisor didn't want another woman on day shift. I'm so close to quitting.
What The Fuck!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 01, 2016, 01:22:06 PM
Well I got passed over for a promotion at work because my supervisor didn't want another woman on day shift. I'm so close to quitting.
Is your super male or female, Buddy?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 01, 2016, 01:34:52 PM
Well I got passed over for a promotion at work because my supervisor didn't want another woman on day shift. I'm so close to quitting.
Is your super male or female, Buddy?

Older male.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 01, 2016, 01:46:31 PM
Well I got passed over for a promotion at work because my supervisor didn't want another woman on day shift. I'm so close to quitting.
Is your super male or female, Buddy?

Older male.

In that case I am ashamed that such dinosaurs still exist in my gender!

Any manager who does not judge on merit alone is not qualified to be in that position,
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Siz on August 01, 2016, 02:11:30 PM
Well I got passed over for a promotion at work because my supervisor didn't want another woman on day shift. I'm so close to quitting.
Is your super male or female, Buddy?

Older male.

In that case I am ashamed that such dinosaurs still exist in my gender!

Any manager who does not judge on merit alone is not qualified to be in that position,

What if the manager has acknowledged that pandering to customer prejudice is more profitable?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 01, 2016, 02:12:20 PM
Well I got passed over for a promotion at work because my supervisor didn't want another woman on day shift. I'm so close to quitting.
That's not right, Buddy.  :( It doesn't even make sense.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 01, 2016, 02:18:55 PM
Well I got passed over for a promotion at work because my supervisor didn't want another woman on day shift. I'm so close to quitting.
Is your super male or female, Buddy?

Older male.

In that case I am ashamed that such dinosaurs still exist in my gender!

Any manager who does not judge on merit alone is not qualified to be in that position,

What if the manager has acknowledged that pandering to customer prejudice is more profitable?
I see where you are going there, Siz, difficult to say that one has the wrong kind of customers! Though such exist in my experience! But, in my book, a competent manager should be able to make a case for better customer service sith the right staff in the right positions. But very, very few will stick to that if they have a lousy, prejuduced, manager above them.

There will, unfortunately, always be prejudice.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 01, 2016, 02:27:52 PM
We don't even have customers. It's a horse barn ffs. The only prejudiced one is my shitty supervisor
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Siz on August 01, 2016, 02:46:22 PM
We don't even have customers. It's a horse barn ffs. The only prejudiced one is my shitty supervisor

Then he's a cunt.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 01, 2016, 03:11:08 PM
We don't even have customers. It's a horse barn ffs. The only prejudiced one is my shitty supervisor

Then he's a cunt.

You're wrong there, Siz, cunts are useful and valuable!

Even turds are better rhan this guy, easy to flush off.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 01, 2016, 03:34:34 PM
You know, I'm on both sides of the table on this issue, and for one simple reason.

In Norway, many larger businesses are required to have a certain percentage of women on the board of directors, in management positions and so on. Fuck that. You let me hire whoever I find most qualified for the job and most capable of tolerating me, regardless of the shape of their genitals, or I might just not hire any one at all.

When actual discrimination is taking place, yes, something ought to be done. The way our government seems to "solve" the problem, however... I'm surprised we are not mandated to hire a certain percentage of ex cons and heroin addicts, because they are people too.

Well, I would not hire anybody for any position because he/she/other was "a person too." Among the applicants, are you the candidate with the best combination of qualifications, experience, personality and motivation for the job? Yes? Welcome! No? Another time, perhaps. /end of consideration.

/end of rant
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 01, 2016, 03:59:46 PM
You know, I'm on both sides of the table on this issue, and for one simple reason.

In Norway, many larger businesses are required to have a certain percentage of women on the board of directors, in management positions and so on. Fuck that. You let me hire whoever I find most qualified for the job and most capable of tolerating me, regardless of the shape of their genitals, or I might just not hire any one at all.

When actual discrimination is taking place, yes, something ought to be done. The way our government seems to "solve" the problem, however... I'm surprised we are not mandated to hire a certain percentage of ex cons and heroin addicts, because they are people too.

Well, I would not hire anybody for any position because he/she/other was "a person too." Among the applicants, are you the candidate with the best combination of qualifications, experience, personality and motivation for the job? Yes? Welcome! No? Another time, perhaps. /end of consideration.

/end of rant

I think that is a vote for "Personal qualities and qualifications trump gender, culture,, ethnicity, social origin . . ." ?

If so I agree, not a fan of "positive discrimination", it can produce negative results, for all concerned, in the final outcome.

Very much in favour if "blind" judgement of CVs/resumés, for new posts, with written assesments before candidate is even named or seen. In tbe case of promotions, not so easy I fear.

This is another sickness that afflicts most political parties.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 01, 2016, 04:09:33 PM
Exactly. I don't want to see a picture of you before the interview, I don't care about your facial tattoos or perkiness of your boobs. When hiring, I am ethically obligated to act as a fiduciary of sorts for the company, and that's all there is.

I must admit though, that people making MY decisions for me... Well, it just rubs me the wrong way.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 01, 2016, 04:23:02 PM
That sucks, Buddy.  :(

Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 01, 2016, 04:35:12 PM
Exactly. I don't want to see a picture of you before the interview, I don't care about your facial tattoos or perkiness of your boobs. When hiring, I am ethically obligated to act as a fiduciary of sorts for the company, and that's all there is.

I must admit though, that people making MY decisions for me... Well, it just rubs me the wrong way.

How did you know my boobs are perky!?

It's that damn Spironolactone/Aldactone, causes gynaecomastia in men.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Arturo on August 01, 2016, 04:41:37 PM
Your boss is old and prejudice.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on August 01, 2016, 04:58:03 PM
Well I got passed over for a promotion at work because my supervisor didn't want another woman on day shift. I'm so close to quitting.

Guess some people don't recognize a good thing when it's right in front of them.  :-\
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 01, 2016, 05:04:11 PM
How did you know my boobs are perky!?
Wait, they are?! You hired!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 01, 2016, 10:01:11 PM
I just want to say that I love you guys so much. Having some support makes a shitty situation sting a bit less.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on August 02, 2016, 03:33:02 PM
I just want to say that I love you guys so much. Having some support makes a shitty situation sting a bit less.
;)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 02, 2016, 05:11:06 PM
I just want to say that I love you guys so much. Having some support makes a shitty situation sting a bit less.
And The Asmo. Let us not forget Him, shall we? He just selflessly hired Gloucester for the perkiness of his boobs, after all. ;D

LOVE HIM FOR THAT!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 02, 2016, 05:20:08 PM
I just want to say that I love you guys so much. Having some support makes a shitty situation sting a bit less.

Well, you're our Buddy so we have to look out for you!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on August 02, 2016, 08:38:08 PM
Sorry to hear that, Buddy.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 03, 2016, 02:47:11 AM
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OldGit, my friend, you look a little different.  :notsure:
You shaved, didn't you?
Got a haircut?
Used moisturizer?
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 04, 2016, 03:01:13 AM
The police are going on strike tomorrow and, as a consequence, there will be no buses circulating, supposedly all day long, because they're afraid of getting robbed.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: MariaEvri on August 04, 2016, 08:12:37 PM
I thought police went on strike only in robocop :/
Im sorry but I believe there are certain jobs that just SHOULDN'T go on strike
police
firefighter
doctor/emergency
those are jobs needed for safety and saving peoples lives
How can you strike?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 04, 2016, 08:15:55 PM
Unions. A blight on The Asmo's tranquility.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 04, 2016, 08:29:53 PM
I thought police went on strike only in robocop :/
Im sorry but I believe there are certain jobs that just SHOULDN'T go on strike
police
firefighter
doctor/emergency
those are jobs needed for safety and saving peoples lives
How can you strike?

People pay loads of taxes but corrupt politicians scoop up all the money and deposit it in offshore bank accounts. The police (and many others) don't get paid on time and so go on strike every now and then.

I agree with you though, it's one of those jobs that shouldn't ever go on strike.   
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on August 06, 2016, 06:12:52 AM
The opening ceremonies of the Olympics was pulled of admirably well insofar as our TV coverage could reveal.  I think that the Brazilian people deserve a giant shout out. If the cops were on strike or were not doing their job then it was not evident at the ceremony.

I can only hope that the next two weeks will see the good organization and happy athletes like I saw tonight.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 06, 2016, 06:40:24 AM
The opening ceremonies of the Olympics was pulled of admirably well insofar as our TV coverage could reveal.  I think that the Brazilian people deserve a giant shout out. If the cops were on strike or were not doing their job then it was not evident at the ceremony.

I can only hope that the next two weeks will see the good organization and happy athletes like I saw tonight.

Way to go, Brazil!  :clapping:   :party:

...But when I saw Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen walk across the stage to the iconic samba “The Girl from Ipanema....” I was thinking about what you said, xSilverPhinx.  :chin:

Remember this?  :grin:

How about we start this week of with some Samba?

Samba De Viola – Sangue Brasileiro | Live (https://playingforchange.com/videos/samba-de-viola-sangue-brasileiro-live-outside/?utm_content=buffer18628&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer)

Argh, I vehemently loathe that genre. :headshake: Bossa Nova (such as Garota de Ipanema), which basically started off as samba for the middle class, as well.

 :couchhide:

Sad to hear of your loathing xSP, as I guess this means we can no longer be friends :slapfight:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 06, 2016, 11:22:47 AM
The opening ceremonies of the Olympics was pulled of admirably well insofar as our TV coverage could reveal.  I think that the Brazilian people deserve a giant shout out. If the cops were on strike or were not doing their job then it was not evident at the ceremony.

I can only hope that the next two weeks will see the good organization and happy athletes like I saw tonight.

The government probably paid the crime lords to stay out of the ceremony.  ;D

I don't know about Rio, as far as I know the cops were on strike locally here as they do every now and then.

I haven't watched the ceremonies yet, too busy watching Suicide Squad at the movies.  8)
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 06, 2016, 11:35:35 AM
:lol: Yes, I remember Mags!

It's no use, Bossa Nova will always be annoying noise to me. :headshake:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Arturo on August 07, 2016, 05:57:24 AM
The opening ceremonies of the Olympics was pulled of admirably well insofar as our TV coverage could reveal.  I think that the Brazilian people deserve a giant shout out. If the cops were on strike or were not doing their job then it was not evident at the ceremony.

I can only hope that the next two weeks will see the good organization and happy athletes like I saw tonight.

The government probably paid the crime lords to stay out of the ceremony.  ;D

I don't know about Rio, as far as I know the cops were on strike locally here as they do every now and then.

I haven't watched the ceremonies yet, too busy watching Suicide Squad at the movies.  8)

 Was that movie any good? I heard it was terrible.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 07, 2016, 06:50:11 AM
The opening ceremonies of the Olympics was pulled of admirably well insofar as our TV coverage could reveal.  I think that the Brazilian people deserve a giant shout out. If the cops were on strike or were not doing their job then it was not evident at the ceremony.

I can only hope that the next two weeks will see the good organization and happy athletes like I saw tonight.

The government probably paid the crime lords to stay out of the ceremony.  ;D

I don't know about Rio, as far as I know the cops were on strike locally here as they do every now and then.

I haven't watched the ceremonies yet, too busy watching Suicide Squad at the movies.  8)

 Was that movie any good? I heard it was terrible.

It as ok, not a movie I would watch a second time but not terrible either. It didn't turn out as I expected but then again I don't read the comics - which is probably why I didn't think it was a terrible movie.

Depends on what sort of prior expectations you have I guess. :shrug: 
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on August 07, 2016, 07:36:17 PM
We've been having to do a lot of overtime at work - not because we have so much work at the moment, but because there MIGHT be a large amount of work out there somewhere. I work in a pharmacy. We can't work ahead. It is rather like trying to pick fruit from trees that haven't been planted. If that huge bubble of work actually exists, but the time it gets to us, everyone is going to be too tired, burned-out, and sick to care or show up.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 07, 2016, 07:50:03 PM
We've been having to do a lot of overtime at work - not because we have so much work at the moment, but because there MIGHT be a large amount of work out there somewhere. I work in a pharmacy. We can't work ahead. It is rather like trying to pick fruit from trees that haven't been planted. If that huge bubble of work actually exists, but the time it gets to us, everyone is going to be too tired, burned-out, and sick to care or show up.

Sorry, Velma, my reply was liable tp make you feel worse - hope you did not see it.

Not sure what to say now . . .
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Velma on August 07, 2016, 08:04:28 PM
We've been having to do a lot of overtime at work - not because we have so much work at the moment, but because there MIGHT be a large amount of work out there somewhere. I work in a pharmacy. We can't work ahead. It is rather like trying to pick fruit from trees that haven't been planted. If that huge bubble of work actually exists, but the time it gets to us, everyone is going to be too tired, burned-out, and sick to care or show up.

Sorry, Velma, my reply was liable tp make you feel worse - hope you did not see it.

Not sure what to say now . . .
No I didn't see it. There is really no need to say anything. I'm just grumbling.  :)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 07, 2016, 08:09:47 PM
We've been having to do a lot of overtime at work - not because we have so much work at the moment, but because there MIGHT be a large amount of work out there somewhere. I work in a pharmacy. We can't work ahead. It is rather like trying to pick fruit from trees that haven't been planted. If that huge bubble of work actually exists, but the time it gets to us, everyone is going to be too tired, burned-out, and sick to care or show up.

Sorry, Velma, my reply was liable tp make you feel worse - hope you did not see it.

Not sure what to say now . . .
No I didn't see it. There is really no need to say anything. I'm just grumbling.  :)
Maybe, but I feel "sorry" that you are in that state - though I suppose we all get fed up with work at times.

Hoping it gets better,

Dave

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 08, 2016, 04:52:42 PM
It's going to be a long week, and a short weekend.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on August 08, 2016, 10:58:33 PM
It's going to be a long week, and a short weekend.
The worrying thing is, I entirely get it xSP. (But more details please).
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 08, 2016, 11:53:33 PM
It's going to be a long week, and a short weekend.
The worrying thing is, I entirely get it xSP. (But more details please).

Classes and work during the week, work on Saturday. I usually don't mind but I worked during the midyear holidays so I'm a little tired. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on August 09, 2016, 05:26:43 AM
My boss asked me whether I could clone myself ;). I'm working on 3 mayor projects at the time and 4 project leaders are waiting in line for my services. At the same time I'm doing the 2nd level support of 15 software applications.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 09, 2016, 05:41:42 AM
My boss asked me whether I could clone myself ;). I'm working on 3 mayor projects at the time and 4 project leaders are waiting in line for my services. At the same time I'm doing the 2nd level support of 15 software applications.

...And you still have time for us.  :love: :hug:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on August 09, 2016, 10:52:10 AM
My boss asked me whether I could clone myself ;). I'm working on 3 mayor projects at the time and 4 project leaders are waiting in line for my services. At the same time I'm doing the 2nd level support of 15 software applications.
Makes me tired just reading about xSP and Tom62. Feel just a bit envious though.

I think the reason they can still make time for us is the advice to ask a busy person if you want something done Magdalena.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 09, 2016, 12:49:11 PM
My boss asked me whether I could clone myself ;). I'm working on 3 mayor projects at the time and 4 project leaders are waiting in line for my services. At the same time I'm doing the 2nd level support of 15 software applications.

Sounds like fun, Tom!  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 09, 2016, 01:12:47 PM
My boss asked me whether I could clone myself ;). I'm working on 3 mayor projects at the time and 4 project leaders are waiting in line for my services. At the same time I'm doing the 2nd level support of 15 software applications.
Nice to be needed!

 :grin:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on August 09, 2016, 07:52:35 PM
My boss asked me whether I could clone myself ;). I'm working on 3 mayor projects at the time and 4 project leaders are waiting in line for my services. At the same time I'm doing the 2nd level support of 15 software applications.
Nice to be needed!

 :grin:


Thanks! You've got a good point.The chances of me getting fired are extremely low. Any way, I still manage to keep a good work-life-balance.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 09, 2016, 08:10:01 PM
. . . I still manage to keep a good work-life-balance.

Very, very, very important, more so than even more money!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on August 11, 2016, 07:09:11 PM
Trying to turn the car around at the end of a country road I managed to back it into a branch protruding from a tree.
Of course the back window promptly exploded in a lovely cascade of glass shrapnel.  >:(
Won't get it in the shop until the 18th either.

Just hope my insurance will cover it....
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Essie Mae on August 11, 2016, 07:30:38 PM
Trying to turn the car around at the end of a country road I managed to back it into a branch protruding from a tree.
Of course the back window promptly exploded in a lovely cascade of glass shrapnel.  >:(
Won't get it in the shop until the 18th either.

Just hope my insurance will cover it....

I hope so too, but it's also the hassle one split second event - seems never-ending.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 11, 2016, 07:42:21 PM
Just hope my insurance will cover it....
Check to see if it's not cheaper to just get a new window installed rather than paying your insurance deductible. I came up at a loss once, not having done that.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 12, 2016, 02:19:11 AM
Just hope my insurance will cover it....
Check to see if it's not cheaper to just get a new window installed rather than paying your insurance deductible. I came up at a loss once, not having done that.

Agreed. When I stupidly put a wooden pole through my windshield the shop that I took it to discounted a replacement by around 200 dollars because I paid in cash instead of going through insurance.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 12, 2016, 02:34:30 AM
 :sigh: I really hurt my lower back, and don't really know how.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 12, 2016, 02:36:50 AM
:sigh: I really hurt my lower back, and don't really know how.

That's awful. Hope it heals quickly. :(
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 12, 2016, 02:43:38 AM
:sigh: I really hurt my lower back, and don't really know how.

That's awful. Hope it heals quickly. :(

Me too.  :( And I don't like taking pain meds because they make me feel sleepy.

I would classify lower back pain third on my list of most annoying pains:

1) toothache;
2) ear ache;
3) how-the-hell-did-I-get-this?! lower back pain.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 12, 2016, 05:18:03 AM
:sigh: I really hurt my lower back, and don't really know how.
:therethere:
Just take the pain meds that you don't like to take...and go to sleep.  :P
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 12, 2016, 06:05:51 AM
:sigh: I really hurt my lower back, and don't really know how.
:therethere:
Just take the pain meds that you don't like to take...and go to sleep.  :P

:lol:

Now I sort of wish I had. It's 2 in the morning and I'm wide awake. I should get someone to buy some for me. :grin:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 12, 2016, 07:44:29 AM
{{{xSP}}}

Been there!

Oodles of sympathy.

 :therethere:
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 13, 2016, 11:23:50 AM
Thanks Gloucester. I took a pain med and it's not as bad today. I didn't even feel half as drowsy as I thought I would, there could be something psychosomatic going on there...

Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 13, 2016, 11:40:21 AM
Thanks Gloucester. I took a pain med and it's not as bad today. I didn't even feel half as drowsy as I thought I would, there could be something psychosomatic going on there...
I seem to be a bit sedative and pre-med resistant. Probably psychosomatic in that I hate not seeing what the technology does and how they use it and not knowing shat the procedure entails.

Needed relief surgery on my carpal tunnel nerve, both hands years apart in two different places. First time it was a general, second a local. I wanted to watch the actual op but the surgeon would not let me! Strange thing was with the difference in place and time it was the same surgeon! I was heavily sedated for my first ICD implant. When that went wrong and had to be replaced my favourite cardiologist did the job. I told him I had watched the op on Youtube already so he did not sedate me and described the whole procedure. Still would not let me watch though . . .
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on August 13, 2016, 12:42:17 PM
Just hope my insurance will cover it....
Check to see if it's not cheaper to just get a new window installed rather than paying your insurance deductible. I came up at a loss once, not having done that.

Agreed. When I stupidly put a wooden pole through my windshield the shop that I took it to discounted a replacement by around 200 dollars because I paid in cash instead of going through insurance.
Having talked both with the garage and the insurance guys it looks like using the insurance is going to be cheaper this time. Being a huge rear window with integrated heating and break lights it is a bit of an expensive fix.
The bigger issue right now is that they won't get the new window until the 26th. Has to be shipped from Germany.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 13, 2016, 01:11:42 PM
Thick transparent greenhouse plastic and duct tape. Can be a reasonable interim fix.

You aren't losing your bonus percentages by using insurance, by the way? Because that does count towards the total cost.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 13, 2016, 10:03:42 PM
Thanks Gloucester. I took a pain med and it's not as bad today. I didn't even feel half as drowsy as I thought I would, there could be something psychosomatic going on there...
I seem to be a bit sedative and pre-med resistant. Probably psychosomatic in that I hate not seeing what the technology does and how they use it and not knowing shat the procedure entails.

Needed relief surgery on my carpal tunnel nerve, both hands years apart in two different places. First time it was a general, second a local. I wanted to watch the actual op but the surgeon would not let me! Strange thing was with the difference in place and time it was the same surgeon! I was heavily sedated for my first ICD implant. When that went wrong and had to be replaced my favourite cardiologist did the job. I told him I had watched the op on Youtube already so he did not sedate me and described the whole procedure. Still would not let me watch though . . .

Carpal tunnel nerve...  :ouch: Sounds painful!

Maybe they think everyone freaks out at the sight of their own blood and skin being sliced?
:notsure: I haven't thought much about it, but I would probably watch a surgery, just out of curiosity. Every time I go to the dentist I think it's a pity I can't see what they're doing!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 13, 2016, 10:31:10 PM
Carpal tunnel nerve...  :ouch: Sounds painful!
Try to imagine pins-and-needles in your fingers, especially at night, of such an intensity that you would kiss the person who took an axe to your wrist!

Caused by thickening of the transverese carpal ligament putting pressure on the nerves, running below the crease at the bottom  of the "life" line, that feed some of the fingers. They just make a skin cut along that line then cut the ligament and then sew up the skin. The ligament regrows in a more relaxed state and the scar is lost in the crease line.

Can come back though. Women, and pneumatic drill operator and scramble motorcycle riders,  suffer this most.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 13, 2016, 10:48:21 PM
Carpal tunnel nerve...  :ouch: Sounds painful!
Try to imagine pins-and-needles in your fingers, especially at night, of such an intensity that you would kiss the person who took an axe to your wrist!

Caused by thickening of the transverese carpal ligament putting pressure on the nerves, running below the crease at the bottom  of the "life" line, that feed some of the fingers. They just make a skin cut along that line then cut the ligament and then sew up the skin. The ligament regrows in a more relaxed state and the scar is lost in the crease line.

Can come back though. Women, and pneumatic drill operator and scramble motorcycle riders,  suffer this most.

 :la la la la: Nope, don't want to imagine it!

:P

I hope I never get it. Like most people (I assume), I'm not a fan of pain.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 14, 2016, 05:19:59 AM
I haven't seen my brother since he and his girlfriend moved to Indianapolis over a month ago and I really really miss them.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 14, 2016, 05:57:09 AM
I haven't seen my brother since he and his girlfriend moved to Indianapolis over a month ago and I really really miss them.
:therethere:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on August 14, 2016, 04:09:49 PM
I haven't seen my brother since he and his girlfriend moved to Indianapolis over a month ago and I really really miss them.

 :-\

I remember you guys didn't always get along. At least that's changed, I guess?
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 14, 2016, 06:04:23 PM
Oh yeah, we get along much better when we don't live together. Plus he's a been bit less of a douche these last couple of years.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Arturo on August 15, 2016, 07:45:28 AM
I have no reason to be grumpy.  :dance:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 15, 2016, 08:25:18 AM
I have no reason to be grumpy.  :dance:

Goody!
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on August 15, 2016, 08:19:46 PM
I just got knocked down be an over friendly American Bull Dog. Not so much the pain but the humiliation!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on August 15, 2016, 08:28:04 PM
They're like a huge walking bricks--not surprising that an enthusiastic one overbalanced you.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on August 15, 2016, 09:18:09 PM
They're like a huge walking bricks--not surprising that an enthusiastic one overbalanced you.
I knew the dog and the owner which is probably why it ran at me  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 15, 2016, 09:41:36 PM
They're like a huge walking bricks--not surprising that an enthusiastic one overbalanced you.
I knew the dog and the owner which is probably why it ran at me  ;D
All I get is tripped up by my friend's Yorkie when it hurtles to greet me. Learned to stand still now.

Did get knocked over by a peacock once, those things have a vicious kick for their size, got me in the knees.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on August 17, 2016, 07:04:47 PM
The day my in-laws came to visit, my mother-in-law had caught a cold. It's been slowly spreading amongst all of us, to my father-in-law, my wife, and then my parents. Luckily my sister-in-law and I have avoided it.
Until last night. Feeling kinda crappy  :'( Basically been sitting home way more than we expected thanks to this.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Mr. B on August 18, 2016, 12:05:17 AM
Just watched Batman vs. Superman last night. I would very much like to have that time I wasted back. On the brighter side, as I was writing this comment a little humming bird just flew up and sniffed around close enough to me that I could have reached out and caught it. So, that was kind of cool.

I'll call it even...this time.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 18, 2016, 01:51:43 AM
Ugh. I'm pet sitting my friend's farm while she's on vacation. One of her five cats got diarrhea and crapped all over the house. Worse is that it looks like said cat has worms. I'm usually proud of my strong stomach but I almost puked. So gross.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 18, 2016, 03:04:52 AM
Just watched Batman vs. Superman last night. I would very much like to have that time I wasted back....
:lol:
Excellent review!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 18, 2016, 03:06:23 AM
The day my in-laws came to visit, my mother-in-law had caught a cold. It's been slowly spreading amongst all of us, to my father-in-law, my wife, and then my parents. Luckily my sister-in-law and I have avoided it.
Until last night. Feeling kinda crappy  :'( Basically been sitting home way more than we expected thanks to this.
:therethere:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 18, 2016, 03:07:49 AM
Ugh. I'm pet sitting my friend's farm while she's on vacation. One of her five cats got diarrhea and crapped all over the house. Worse is that it looks like said cat has worms. I'm usually proud of my strong stomach but I almost puked. So gross.
Ewww!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on August 18, 2016, 04:39:46 AM
Just watched Batman vs. Superman last night. I would very much like to have that time I wasted back.

I hear ya. We liked Man of Steel, so we gave it a shot. As bad as I'd feared.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Firebird on August 19, 2016, 09:40:03 PM
I feel like someone shoved the tube to a helium balloon canister down my throat and inflated. This cold sucks!
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: No one on August 19, 2016, 09:54:02 PM
Today was going great until............... people!
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Recusant on August 19, 2016, 10:09:04 PM
. . .a little humming bird just flew up and sniffed around close enough to me that I could have reached out and caught it. So, that was kind of cool.

Hummingbirds have a remarkable lack of fear of people. I'm not sure what's the matter with them.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 19, 2016, 10:24:35 PM
Today was going great until............... people!

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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 21, 2016, 02:13:41 AM
I hate being someone who cries easily. I had a guy scream at me while I was working because apparently 15 minutes is too long to wait for food. He called me a fucking useless whore in front of the whole restaurant. Thankfully I held it together until I got to the walk in freezer then I had a mini meltdown. I'm so ready to go home
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Icarus on August 21, 2016, 03:30:29 AM
Buddy, you have to adopt a philosophic stance in cases such as that one. That is not easy to do but it works rather well when sufficiently practiced. It works like this: 1; asshole person screams at you or belittles you for something over which you have no control. (in this case, the kitchen) 2; You respond by smiling and saying something like; "Why yes sir, your message is understood".  Inside your head you are thinking: " What a pity, you have demonstrated that you are an ignorant hillbilly pigs ass who is thoroughly incapable of causing me any mental discomfort, and therefore; Fuck you and the horse you rode in on". These profound thoughts are your private property.  If you practice these mental defenses, you will find that they are near bulletproof.  I learned about this mechanism long ago when I was in the military. There were times when some shavetail officer gave me a ration of shit that I definitely did not deserve, over a subject in which I was expert, and he did not have a clue. ( the hydraulic drive system that controls the shipboard big guns for example. ) As a subordinate one has to use whatever weapons or defenses are at his/her disposal.  You must develop a modicum of closely held arrogance to make this work best.

Meanwhile, Hang in there.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 21, 2016, 04:37:35 AM
I hate being someone who cries easily. I had a guy scream at me while I was working because apparently 15 minutes is too long to wait for food. He called me a fucking useless whore in front of the whole restaurant. Thankfully I held it together until I got to the walk in freezer then I had a mini meltdown. I'm so ready to go home
Oh, Buddy, that's a horrible thing to have to go through.  :therethere: This dumb person  probably thinks that a waitress takes all the orders, cook the food, and serves it.  :eyeroll:

I hope the manager did something about it.  >:(
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 21, 2016, 04:49:02 AM
Yeah it was awful. It was like an hour before close so there was only one grill cook, one server (me), and there were five other tables that I had. I try not to take it personally, but it was a very long day of working at the stable then going to the restaurant and I was tired and hungry so everything felt ten times worse. At least my manager was cool and reassured me that it wasn't my fault.


I also put my two weeks in at the stable this morning because I can't take working there with the way I'm treated anymore.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Magdalena on August 21, 2016, 04:57:18 AM
 :therethere: Oh, Buddy, I'm sorry to hear you're going through a tough time, right now.  :( But it's good to hear that you don't stay long in places where people treat you bad.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 21, 2016, 05:00:38 AM
Thanks Mags. I'm feeling better now that I'm home and winding down for the night. At least I have off both jobs tomorrow so I have a full day of doing nothing planned out.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on August 21, 2016, 05:22:11 AM
I hate being someone who cries easily. I had a guy scream at me while I was working because apparently 15 minutes is too long to wait for food. He called me a fucking useless whore in front of the whole restaurant. Thankfully I held it together until I got to the walk in freezer then I had a mini meltdown. I'm so ready to go home
While a part of me wishes to strangle the aforementioned guy...
Sadly all I can recommend is adopting the attitude that all the customers you interact with will be some manner of idiot. This is a lesson I learned quickly while being a bouncer.
If you start with the assumption that the majority of people will be dumbasses you will only be positively surprised when they are not. Cynical, I know, but it works (at least in drinking establishments).
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 21, 2016, 05:28:44 AM
I hate being someone who cries easily. I had a guy scream at me while I was working because apparently 15 minutes is too long to wait for food. He called me a fucking useless whore in front of the whole restaurant. Thankfully I held it together until I got to the walk in freezer then I had a mini meltdown. I'm so ready to go home
While a part of me wishes to strangle the aforementioned guy...
Sadly all I can recommend is adopting the attitude that all the customers you interact with will be some manner of idiot. This is a lesson I learned quickly while being a bouncer.
If you start with the assumption that the majority of people will be dumbasses you will only be positively surprised when they are not. Cynical, I know, but it works (at least in drinking establishments).

Good advice. I've noticed that most of the general population is pretty dumb sometimes. I just spent the rest of my shift imagining gouging his eyes out with a fork.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 21, 2016, 06:48:46 AM
I hate being someone who cries easily. I had a guy scream at me while I was working because apparently 15 minutes is too long to wait for food. He called me a fucking useless whore in front of the whole restaurant. Thankfully I held it together until I got to the walk in freezer then I had a mini meltdown. I'm so ready to go home
While a part of me wishes to strangle the aforementioned guy...
Sadly all I can recommend is adopting the attitude that all the customers you interact with will be some manner of idiot. This is a lesson I learned quickly while being a bouncer.
If you start with the assumption that the majority of people will be dumbasses you will only be positively surprised when they are not. Cynical, I know, but it works (at least in drinking establishments).

Good advice. I've noticed that most of the general population is pretty dumb sometimes. I just spent the rest of my shift imagining gouging his eyes out with a fork.

This sort of counters what I said in the "happy" thread, but it seems thst the place you work has few parallels in the UK! In all my years of eating out in places ranging from truckers' cafes to 3 star resturants I have only witnessed one case that even came near what you described. And thst involved no swearing.

And the manager, sent the waitress into the back and, very politely but extremely firmly, made sure the bloke knew he was not wanted. Then offered to ask the police to "arbitrate" the situation if he did not leave. He then apologised to the rest of us.

This was just a small pizza place in a touristy town.

I am still assuming you are American, what is it about Ameruca that seems to envourage this sirt of behaviour? I always assumed that this sort of incident onky happened in films etc to add "colour" to the fiction. Could those fictions be fact? Swearing certsinly seems to have different "use values" on each side of the pond.

Listening yo the likes of the NRA and watching the mobs at election time I can understand if it is close to the norm. Of course, I also understand this is probably not a 100% thing, there are nice guys and neighbourhoods.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 21, 2016, 07:49:21 AM
Girlfriend is buying a car. She's torn between a nasty-electrical Nissan Leaf and a horrificable Honda Civic, which is a shitty-ass Casio wrist watch with a built-in calculator only on four wheels. She likes it because it's "cool." Well... The plastics are from the cheapest part of Bangladesh, I suspect, the seat backs are too short, the seat cushions are too uncomfortable, the dashboard is a nasty mess, the apps on the computer (which doesn't really fit in its own hole, by the way) are in no way built to be operated at speed... It's terrible.

As for the Leaf... It has a fat, ugly ass full of batteries and can't even get from here to Kristiansand (Only about what... 300-ish km) on one charge. 
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on August 21, 2016, 09:19:45 AM
I hate being someone who cries easily. I had a guy scream at me while I was working because apparently 15 minutes is too long to wait for food. He called me a fucking useless whore in front of the whole restaurant. Thankfully I held it together until I got to the walk in freezer then I had a mini meltdown. I'm so ready to go home
I could never be a waiter. I'd have spat in his food and thrown it in his face.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tom62 on August 21, 2016, 09:30:23 AM
I hate being someone who cries easily. I had a guy scream at me while I was working because apparently 15 minutes is too long to wait for food. He called me a fucking useless whore in front of the whole restaurant. Thankfully I held it together until I got to the walk in freezer then I had a mini meltdown. I'm so ready to go home
I could never be a waiter. I'd have spat in his food and thrown it in his face.

Same here, I would have added a kick in the balls as well.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on August 21, 2016, 09:43:46 AM
I hate being someone who cries easily. I had a guy scream at me while I was working because apparently 15 minutes is too long to wait for food. He called me a fucking useless whore in front of the whole restaurant. Thankfully I held it together until I got to the walk in freezer then I had a mini meltdown. I'm so ready to go home
I could never be a waiter. I'd have spat in his food and thrown it in his face.

Same here, I would have added a kick in the balls as well.
Truth be told he has no balls. I doubt he'd have said anything to a waiter that might have fought back. He just saw a little girl he could get away with bullying.

Buddy. If he comes in again refuse to serve him.


Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 21, 2016, 12:44:42 PM
Buddy. If he comes in again refuse to serve him.

 :this:

What a disgusting individual.
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 21, 2016, 12:45:53 PM
I hate being someone who cries easily. I had a guy scream at me while I was working because apparently 15 minutes is too long to wait for food. He called me a fucking useless whore in front of the whole restaurant. Thankfully I held it together until I got to the walk in freezer then I had a mini meltdown. I'm so ready to go home
I could never be a waiter. I'd have spat in his food and thrown it in his face.

Spoiler: show
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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: OldGit on August 21, 2016, 06:56:38 PM
O Grey One, you'll have to dispense some grumpy wisdom upon the girl friend.  Tell her to get a Skoda like mine.  ;)

Buddy, just think of the tips.  ;D
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Tank on August 21, 2016, 07:16:54 PM
.... I just spent the rest of my shift imagining gouging his eyes out with a fork.

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Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Buddy on August 21, 2016, 07:42:41 PM
That is... oddly specific.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: No one on August 21, 2016, 07:52:56 PM
Don't take it personally Buddy. This guy had a medical condition, Maximus douche  bagus. It affects roughly 106% of the population.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 21, 2016, 08:34:40 PM
Don't take it personally Buddy. This guy had a medical condition, Maximus douche  bagus. It affects roughly 106% of the population.

I'm in the 107th percentile then.

 :grin:

As the saying goes, "Shit happens"; even to waitresses, phlebotomists, other drivers, cashout operatives and - me!

All part of life's rich pageant, why get all uppity - oh, unless obvious incompetence, aggression etc are very evidently displayed by the other side. Even then losing it rarely helps.

OK, 71.85 years and a dickey ticker do tend to modify one's outlook   ;)
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: No one on August 21, 2016, 08:58:37 PM
.... I just spent the rest of my shift imagining gouging his eyes out with a fork.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mlrosier/Artwork/EyeProp4.jpg)

The blue ones are sweet. I find the brown ones bitter, maybe the finest example of this tastes like shit. Now the green ones, they are exquisite.
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 22, 2016, 12:29:57 AM
.... I just spent the rest of my shift imagining gouging his eyes out with a fork.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/mlrosier/Artwork/EyeProp4.jpg)

The blue ones are sweet. I find the brown ones bitter, maybe the finest example of this tastes like shit. Now the green ones, they are exquisite.

Blue ones give me a brainfreeze, brown ones taste like chocolate I find and green ones are low calorie...something like cabbage leaves.

Now those speckled with gold, those are expensive. I'd bet they're divine. Gray I've never tried. 
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 24, 2016, 02:51:13 AM
I have to get up at 6 tomorrow. *grumble*
Title: Re: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Guardian85 on August 24, 2016, 02:28:04 PM
I have to get up at 6 tomorrow. *grumble*
...and I'm on nights for the rest of the work week.  :nanana:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 24, 2016, 05:24:57 PM
The Asmo, on the other hand, has really good free lunch every day.  :let'seat:
Title: Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
Post by: Dave on August 24, 2016, 09:50:12 PM