Random thing you loathe right now.

Prederick wrote:

Lost the last of my grandparents today. It was coming, we all knew it was, but it still sucks. What I think I hate about it most though, is that timeline-wise, the next people to go will be your parents.

My condolences Pred. I too will be facing this soon, as my mother's parents are both being ravaged by dementia.

El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Balls: The go-to when it comes to comparatives!

I'm Jonman and this message is true as balls.

There's still no information on how to audition for the America's Next Voice competition. It's driving me crazy!

Irrational, unreasonable people who make claims without backup, and refuse to consider any evidence to the contrary. Particularly when this is someone I care greatly for, but who seems to be determined to be f*cking pissed off at me for no f*cking good reason. And it's not like I'm being combative. I am very calmly and reasonably stating my position, without being condescending. I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall, without the fun of serious brain damage. GRARGH!

Edit: She's not always irrational and unreasonable. Just when we fight. She seems to lose sight of the big picture completely, and blows the tiniest thing out of all proportion. It's frustrating as hell. I mean, come on - we're both adults. Please act like it.

Prederick wrote:

Lost the last of my grandparents today. It was coming, we all knew it was, but it still sucks. What I think I hate about it most though, is that timeline-wise, the next people to go will be your parents.

Sorry to hear that Pred. I lost the last of my grandparents last year, and my dad had a real health scare this past week, so I've got a rough idea of what you're going through.

Minarchist wrote:

I never understood the phrase "cold as balls". I mean, my balls are pretty warm. Should they be frigid? Has the impactfulnessiosity Al Gore's repeated warnings of scrotal warming been confined to my crotch?

Didn't it start with Shakespeare and "like a fox?" Then we naturally made the move to compare everything with testicles.

Foxy balls? Balls like a fox?

Grenn wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

I never understood the phrase "cold as balls". I mean, my balls are pretty warm. Should they be frigid? Has the impactfulnessiosity Al Gore's repeated warnings of scrotal warming been confined to my crotch?

Didn't it start with Shakespeare and "like a fox?" Then we naturally made the move to compare everything with testicles.

Probably started with an elderly scotsman. You know, what with the kilt-wearing and the age-related ball sac-stretching that exposes them to the chill of the highlands in winter.

You'd better pray that America doesn't repeal its ban on haggis, Funken...them things are proper vicious. And they show NO MERCY.

Found out what we can qualify for if we buy a new house while keeping this one to fix up and sell/rent, and it's much lower than I'd hoped. That means we either have to stay here while we fix it up and attempt to sell it, which the wife is opposed to, or buy something that's not quite what we want, or stay here for awhile and save up for something new, while fixing it up a la option 1. She's not going to be happy with the news.

On the bright side, we found out one of my credit scores is 830, and one of hers is 798, despite a bankruptcy in her past. Dave Ramsey FTW.

*CREDIT PEEN*

I bought what was supposed to be a "refurbished" desktop system for a client from Canada Computers. I usually buy these from Tiger Direct but they were out of stock. These are usually great machines that are completely reconditioned and come as if they were brand new, they just have a 3 month warranty instead of a year. What does Canada Computers give me for the same price? A system that's clearly USED, not refurbished. All the sticky plastic wrap is missing, it's covered in dust and fingerprints, all the BIOS settings have been changed, someone's diagnostic CD is in the drive (meaning it likely had issues) and when I first power it up, I get a message saying Windows 7 didn't shut down properly.

Seems like nearly everything worth real money that I've purchased lately has had some kind of negligence related problem with it and I've had to fight with the vendor over it. Also up this week, fighting with the asshats at Mega Automobile because they sold me a car with a bent rim and think I should pay for it. Really tired of having to fight with people every bloody day.

EDIT: I bitched on Twitter and it looks like Canada Computers may be willing to step up and sort this out for me. I'm exchanging e-mails with them now. They claim this isn't their policy. So hopefully whoever packaged up a used system as refurbished will get smacked upside the head.

EDIT 2: Well, I was promised a phone call from their management and haven't received anything. I leave work in 2 hours. They don't sort this out and someone's getting yelled at until I get a full refund. Unbelievable these people.

Yonder wrote:
El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Balls: The go-to when it comes to comparatives!

Breakfast was tasty as balls.

My balls are painful as balls.

El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:
Yonder wrote:
El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Balls: The go-to when it comes to comparatives!

Breakfast was tasty as balls.

My balls are painful as balls.

Balls like a fox!

El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:
Yonder wrote:
El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Balls: The go-to when it comes to comparatives!

Breakfast was tasty as balls.

My balls are painful as balls.

Like balls they are.

Food assistance benefits are nowhere near what we were hoping.

Tanglebones wrote:
El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:
Yonder wrote:
El-Taco-the-Rogue wrote:

Balls: The go-to when it comes to comparatives!

Breakfast was tasty as balls.

My balls are painful as balls.

Balls like a fox's balls!

Fixed that for you.

I went tanning today in a booth, something I never ever wanted to do. It was slightly terrifying as well. However, I was recently diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea. It is an annoying skin condition with no known cause or any treatment. I end up having to wait it out and this thing can last 6 weeks to 6 months. The itchy and red spots just go away on their own. I have tried all sorts of creams, lotions, and a bottle of Benadryl in the last 5 weeks. After much research online, many other suffers have said that tanning helps relieve the symptoms and to encourage the spots to go away sooner. I don't how much it worked today but now I have a slight pinkness to my skin.

I'm not huge on tanning...but i love tanning beds(i only go 2-3 times a year)...its extremely relaxing to me...especially in the winter.. its one of the few times i actually feel WARM.

The key is to have music and keep your eyes closed... then you won't be thinking about how you are in a coffin.

I used to go tanning before scuba vacations before I decided the melanoma wasn't worth it. I always looked forward to it because it was so damn relaxing basking in uv radiation, half asleep, for 20 minutes or so on my lunch break.

Snow... And bad ankles.

It was cool and everything going home from work early, but the twice as long commute, the fact that I don't get paid for the lost hours, and the ungodly pain of dislocating an ankle trying to dig out my car (so I don't have to do it in the morning) is totally suck. Very angry right now, and in a lot of pain. Not a good combination.

Snow.

And people in this area's inability to drive in it.

But mostly snow.

Rob_Anybody wrote:

Snow... And bad ankles.

It was cool and everything going home from work early, but the twice as long commute, the fact that I don't get paid for the lost hours, and the ungodly pain of dislocating an ankle trying to dig out my car (so I don't have to do it in the morning) is totally suck. Very angry right now, and in a lot of pain. Not a good combination.

Man, I am really sorry to hear that man. I hope you feel better soon and that you have some good pain medication.

Incredibly slow and failure prone PS3 firmware updates.

I haven't minded PS3 updates much the past 6 months to a year because it had seemed that they had finally fixed their infrastructure and fixed the update speed. Unfortunately, my luck seems to have ended tonight. 3.56 is coming down REALLY slow and has failed out 6 times already.

Holla wrote:

I'm not huge on tanning...but i love tanning beds(i only go 2-3 times a year)...its extremely relaxing to me...especially in the winter.. its one of the few times i actually feel WARM.

The key is to have music and keep your eyes closed... then you won't be thinking about how you are in a coffin.

I brought along my ipod today and it wasn't as bad. Hearing my favorites songs made it easier to relax and I knew I only had to get through 2 songs before I was done. However, my skin condition is starting to clear up after 2 sessions.

Unknown Soldier wrote:

I used to go tanning before scuba vacations before I decided the melanoma wasn't worth it. I always looked forward to it because it was so damn relaxing basking in uv radiation, half asleep, for 20 minutes or so on my lunch break.

I have the hardest time relaxing in those things. I feel so exposed and purposely letting my skin bake still scares me a bit because of the whole melanoma thing.

My new haircut. I swear, anything remotely 'sensible' (aka. Cut above the eyes) inevitably looks like pants on me.

For once, I would like the two people I am theoretically in charge of here at work to listen to me and follow my instructions.

I thought being on the receiving end of a breakup was bad. I feel like a total asshole.

Grubber788 wrote:

I thought being on the receiving end of a breakup was bad. I feel like a total asshole.

There's no good end on a breakup. It's a big sphere of horrible.

Grubber788 wrote:

I thought being on the receiving end of a breakup was bad. I feel like a total asshole.

Been in the same spot recently. The sad thing is, you feel like you deserve to feel that way and feel like you are worthless. At least, that's the way I feel. Hope it gets better with time.

Driving to montreal on a saturday. Then running out of wiper fluid. It was ok while it was snowing because there was enough moisture to keep the wipers happy. Then it dried out and I was driving like this:

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/fVVVH.jpg)

Yeah that happened to me earlier this winter. Really terrible.