Random thing you loathe right now.

Coldstream wrote:

This is nothing short of malpractice. It will be a dark day for chiropractic "doctors" if they're ever held up to the same standards as the rest of the medical community. The best evidence we currently have demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation is beneficial for back pain but that the whole subluxation-as-disease concept is demonstrably false. A healthcare provider selling what they're prescribing is unethical at best. The pushing of non-evidence based treatments irritates me. The skin cancer thing makes me angry. And the vaccine/autism thing absolutely makes me see red.

The chiropractic community really needs to clean house, kick out the lunatics and quacks, and concentrate on evidence-based chiropractic treatments. Until then, you're damned right I'll steer patients away from it.

All that x 2.

Dragonfly wrote:

The cancer/sunscreen thing hit me at just the right point to say 'screw nice'.

If you ever did need to go back for some reason, at least write "doesn't work?" on your back with sunscreen, get a little bit of sun, and ask them to explain.

Chairman_Mao wrote:
Dragonfly wrote:

The cancer/sunscreen thing hit me at just the right point to say 'screw nice'.

If you ever did need to go back for some reason, at least write "doesn't work?" on your back with sunscreen, get a little bit of sun, and ask them to explain.

/giggles

I hate feeling depressed for no real reason. Right now I'm not stressed, I'm with people I love and care about. But tonight, I just can't shake this funk I'm in.

St.Hillary wrote:

I hate feeling depressed for no real reason. Right now I'm not stressed, I'm with people I love and care about. But tonight, I just can't shake this funk I'm in.

*hugs* I've been there many times my friend. I've had enough good fortune of late that it hasn't happened as often but still does sometimes. In my case I find what helps is just doing something I enjoy (whether gaming or just watching favorite movie if I'm too down to do something "active") and if you can, try to go to bed early. When you're feeling down like that, it's usually fairly easy to fall asleep and I find after a good solid sleep, I wake up feeling better. It doesn't fix the problem but allows it to pass easier. The solution can be different for everyone but if you're able to try that, maybe it will help. Even if we have no reason to be sad, sometimes we just are, particularly if we've had a lot of stress in our lives leading up to now that hasn't been fully purged. Take it easy.

Why is everything in my house breaking! Brand laminate new floors installed a few months ago, and already they have a huge gash in a board. Of course the board is in the middle of the room so it will be impossible to replace. Looks like I'm going to patch it. Nobody's fault since the dog knocked an end table over and the corner hit just right, but I'm getting tired of my house falling apart faster than I can put it together.

St.Hillary wrote:

I hate feeling depressed for no real reason. Right now I'm not stressed, I'm with people I love and care about. But tonight, I just can't shake this funk I'm in.

*Internet Hugs* Been there and done that. It definitely does suck, but apart from internet hugs, all I can offer is the advice to throw yourself into whatever they're doing, and try your damndest to enjoy it. Happiness can be infectious that way, and here's hoping you catch some of it.

My daughter's new English teacher.

Seriously, if you are not going to improve the kids, could please just not destroy them. There is no doubt that my wife and I are going to have to put in some time to get her back on track. But our daughter is a voracious reader, and and has excelled in English her whole life. She got an A in the 1st quarter, and has all A's and B's on her report card and her current progress report. Well, except for English, where she now has a D, and is trending to an F.

I just got home from a meeting with this teacher, where I wanted a list of all my daughter's missing work, so that she could spend her weekend realizing it is better to keep up than spend the weekend doing homework. I could not get straight answers out of this woman. I couldn't get examples of the work she expected, since she characterized it as lazy. Worse, the meeting confirmed that what the woman really is nothing but a bully.

Her original teacher left for a new job at the end of the quarter, and this woman is a displaced teacher that no one else wanted. But on short notice, it's who we got. My daughter goes to a magnet school for gifted kids. This woman seems way out of her element. And it kills me that she having such a devastating effect on these kids.

I think what really got me was how she trashed the previous teacher as being too easy. It's a BS excuse as to why she is failing these kids. And from what I am learning now, it seems my daughter is just one of a dozens of her students that are having major issues. A counselor told me that they were finding some students that have been refusing to do work as a protest to the woman's treatment of certain kids in the class. Another teacher let me know that pretty much everyone has a problem with this teacher.

So I have a meeting with the principal next week. And in the mean time, I have to explain to my daughter that she has to treat this teacher with the same respect as she would her 8th grade geometry teacher, whom she loves. She has to know that my wife and I will be the dog that will bark, and bite if need be, but that she has to put in the work.

FFS, it should not be this hard to teach students that have been doing as well as our daughter has.

Searching for a new house.

I've been looking forward to it so much and i have so much support from friends and family. Including a real estate agent uncle who says if i can find the place on my own he'll handle all the paperwork and save me the commission of the buyers agent. But i have no idea where to start looking or what neighborhoods/zip codes are starting points it feels overwhelming. I just have no idea in where/what i want in a house

Cayne wrote:

Searching for a new house.

I've been looking forward to it so much and i have so much support from friends and family. Including a real estate agent uncle who says if i can find the place on my own he'll handle all the paperwork and save me the commission of the buyers agent. But i have no idea where to start looking or what neighborhoods/zip codes are starting points it feels overwhelming. I just have no idea in where/what i want in a house

Move up here to the SF Bay Area! The house across the street from me is on sale at a crazy good price, the neighborhood is great, and it's walking distance to BART! That house has been empty for more than a year now and somebody's got to buy it and move in. Every time the bank drops the listing price it brings the value of my whole neighborhood down.

Seriously, though, the key to finding a good neighborhood to move into is talking to people. Talk to literally everyone about where they live, how they like it, how the schools are, etc. You get much better feed back from first hand accounts than you will from reading listings. Also, do yourself a favor and write down a few of the must-have features you're looking for. That list will really help thin the herd as you start to shop around.

Had to sit with my team lead for 10 minutes this morning while he chastised me for using a blank line to separate paragraphs in my checkin comments, like an educated English writer does. His sh*tty homebrew tool to track changes splits comments up by carriage returns, and treats two in a row like there's a blank comment, so he thought I'd checked in code without a comment.

His solution: Make sure when I check in code, my comments don't have any blank lines in them, even if it makes them harder to read.

My solution: comment = Regex.Replace(comment, "[\r\n]+", "\r\n");

The sad part was that it took 5 minutes to convince him, and only 15 seconds to write the code. It's not like we had a source control system that gives detailed reports of changes or anything. Oh, wait, we did, but he changed to Microsoft TFS the first day I went on vacation.

Can't wait to get a new job.

Cayne wrote:

Searching for a new house.

I've been looking forward to it so much and i have so much support from friends and family. Including a real estate agent uncle who says if i can find the place on my own he'll handle all the paperwork and save me the commission of the buyers agent. But i have no idea where to start looking or what neighborhoods/zip codes are starting points it feels overwhelming. I just have no idea in where/what i want in a house

My advice is to try to enjoy it and to not settle for something until you think it is (or could be) perfect for you because you never know how long you'll end up there. I personally really enjoyed the house hunting process. My only regret is that we had to locate one so quickly due to other extenuating circumstances.

yeah i've got a fairly large window in terms of settling it's just these first steps are terrifying and nerve wracking. To sum up when i play an RTS i turtle until cap tech then roll out with uber army... this process feels like a zerg rush and i dislike that.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

*hugs*

AnimeJ wrote:

*Internet Hugs*

Thank you both I feel a lot better today, I just think I'm so used to being stressed that my brain doesn't know what to do with itself right now.

Jasonofindy wrote:
Cayne wrote:

Searching for a new house.

I've been looking forward to it so much and i have so much support from friends and family. Including a real estate agent uncle who says if i can find the place on my own he'll handle all the paperwork and save me the commission of the buyers agent. But i have no idea where to start looking or what neighborhoods/zip codes are starting points it feels overwhelming. I just have no idea in where/what i want in a house

My advice is to try to enjoy it and to not settle for something until you think it is (or could be) perfect for you because you never know how long you'll end up there. I personally really enjoyed the house hunting process. My only regret is that we had to locate one so quickly due to other extenuating circumstances.

This. Also go over the seller's disclosure with a fine-toothed comb.

Even though we hate our current house and neighbors, we've decided to stay for awhile. The house itself is actually alright, but we don't want to buy someone else's turd right now, so we're fixing this one up, buying some land, and hopefully in a year or so, can start having a new house built.

St.Hillary wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:

*hugs*

AnimeJ wrote:

*Internet Hugs*

Thank you both I feel a lot better today, I just think I'm so used to being stressed that my brain doesn't know what to do with itself right now.

I totally get that. I'm in largely an opposite situation; things at home aren't so stressful and over here, well, is pretty much the opposite. It'll get better though

St.Hillary wrote:

I hate feeling depressed for no real reason. Right now I'm not stressed, I'm with people I love and care about. But tonight, I just can't shake this funk I'm in.

I'd just hit this thread to say I'm sick and f*cking tired of being this f*cking depressed all the f*cking time. I've done the therapy, it's not debilitating any more, I'm not a suicide risk, I can hold down a job and a relationship now, but I'm completely and utterly tired of walking through syrup every goddamn day.

Meh. I know it gets better on its own but it's like a headache that won't go away.

I'm sure you know all the tricks already, so I'll just chime in with my agreement about how it fugging sucks. Sh*t just doesn't get done for a few days, and it feels like your losing your life. Which of course makes a person feel worse.

Bring on the good days.

Hands in people. Let's make it to spring.

Maybe this would help:

(potentially NSFW for gory imagry and language. Probably best for headphones)

I've just been diagnosed with high blood pressure - in fact the doctor did it twice to make sure that his machine was working properly. Looks like a life of taking beta-blockers ahoy.

At least two quotes in this article.

Women, lock up your daughters; New Yorkers are on the town!

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Had to sit with my team lead for 10 minutes this morning while he chastised me for using a blank line to separate paragraphs in my checkin comments, like an educated English writer does.

Break his nose with the butt of your gun.

Also, drink heavily.

(I sympathize, brother.)

Hard Drive failures

I just found out I got another hole in my sock.

Having to tell my chorus director that I can't sing in a concert because of a stupid cough that I can't shake.

I hate letting him down like that, but I want to be able to sing in the next big concert, and the little one on Sunday needs to take the hit, at least as far as my being involved goes.

The fact that commercials on the radio have turned into something you might see in someone's email spam folder. Seriously, it seems three out of every four commercials now are for some sort of supposed sexual enhancer, a way to get rich working from home, or some company that will help settle your credit card or other debts (including some that will "protect" you from the "attacks" of the IRS). Most of the rest are strip clubs, online dating services, "free" trial offers and car dealerships. Commercials have always been irritating, but I don't remember things being this bad before.

davet010 wrote:

I've just been diagnosed with high blood pressure - in fact the doctor did it twice to make sure that his machine was working properly. Looks like a life of taking beta-blockers ahoy.

Not necessarily. Ask your doc about lifestyle changes that might help you eventually not need hypertensives anymore.

Honestly, are there really that many people playing rock band on the wii? No offense if you are one of them.