Random thing you loathe right now.

McIrishJihad wrote:

I went Roku, and wish I had picked up an Apple TV so that I could AirPlay from my devices to the TV.

Have you tried the latest version of the Roku remote app? They have added in the ability to "airplay" locally stored music & photos to your Roku, so there's a good chance a future version will add the ability to play local video. It's not likely to work with youtube or safari though, and I believe this is limited to Roku2 devices.

ex-girlfriend whom I broke up with 5yrs ago, just got engaged...I hate crying over it. I hate crying over her. It´s been five f*cking years, goddamn it. MOVE THE f*ck ON. THE f*ck IS THE MATTER WITH YOU!! You´re like this because u want to, you whinny, pathetic, sack of sh*t.

I hate you so goddamn much...

A friend I served with for five years in the Navy was in a car accident last night. He was killed on impact. I got the call four minutes before going into a three hour staff meeting.

trichy wrote:

A friend I served with for five years in the Navy was in a car accident last night. He was killed on impact. I got the call four minutes before going into a three hour staff meeting.

sorry to hear that trichy...

after a cigarette, a time out, and reading your post, my new loathe is perspective.

trichy wrote:

A friend I served with for five years in the Navy was in a car accident last night. He was killed on impact. I got the call four minutes before going into a three hour staff meeting.

Sorry to hear that, man.

trichy wrote:

A friend I served with for five years in the Navy was in a car accident last night. He was killed on impact. I got the call four minutes before going into a three hour staff meeting.

Sympathy. I had something similar when my uncle died surprisingly and I was notified 5 minutes before a job interview.

Damn trichy, so sorry to hear that.

FeralMonkey wrote:

Over the years, we've put the money that my son has earned from family garage sales, or that he's received as gifts, etc. into envelopes and just chucked them into a drawer. We realized yesterday that he'd accumulated about $200 in cash. So I thought it might be a great time to teach him about savings accounts and the "magic of compound interest."

But interest rates are so low these days, it's hard for me to even pretend to get excited at the prospect of his having an additional $1 or so in interest at the end of a year. I'm starting to agree with his view that spending it all on Lego might be a better use.

Have you thought about a certificate of deposit? It has a better, guaranteed return, and is the epitome of delayed gratification.

trichy wrote:

A friend I served with for five years in the Navy was in a car accident last night. He was killed on impact. I got the call four minutes before going into a three hour staff meeting.

I'm so sorry, Trichy. I can't even imagine how you must be feeling right now.

trichy wrote:

A friend I served with for five years in the Navy was in a car accident last night. He was killed on impact. I got the call four minutes before going into a three hour staff meeting.

That's terrible... I'm sorry trichy.

For the first time that I can recollect, I took the wrong medication this morning. Instead of taking my regular NSAID tablet in for my sciatica, I grabbed the muscle relaxant that I'm supposed to have at night as it makes me drowsy.

So guess what? Now I'm at work and desperately trying to keep my eyes open as I wait for the 2nd cup of coffee to kick in

kexx wrote:

ex-girlfriend whom I broke up with 5yrs ago, just got engaged...I hate crying over it. I hate crying over her. It´s been five f*cking years, goddamn it. MOVE THE f*ck ON. THE f*ck IS THE MATTER WITH YOU!! You´re like this because u want to, you whinny, pathetic, sack of sh*t.

I hate you so goddamn much...

Heart to heart moment.

The thing is that time doesn't heal wounds. You've invest time/money/love into the person. You had good times and bad times. She isn't worth the emotion. Don't think of it as she is winning. You dodged the bullet and now you are a better person. Live a good life and take your time.

*I had a bad breakup and never want to see my ex.

My condolences Trichy.

JohnKillo wrote:
kexx wrote:

ex-girlfriend whom I broke up with 5yrs ago, just got engaged...I hate crying over it. I hate crying over her. It´s been five f*cking years, goddamn it. MOVE THE f*ck ON. THE f*ck IS THE MATTER WITH YOU!! You´re like this because u want to, you whinny, pathetic, sack of sh*t.

I hate you so goddamn much...

Heart to heart moment.

The thing is that time doesn't heal wounds. You've invest time/money/love into the person. You had good times and bad times. She isn't worth the emotion. Don't think of it as she is winning. You dodged the bullet and now you are a better person. Live a good life and take your time.

*I had a bad breakup and never want to see my ex.

I saw the same thing happen with the last 3 girls I was serious about over the last 10 years.
One of them wasn't as serious as I was, so that sucked right from the start but at least I knew. The other was pretty serious but couldn't commit to settling down again back then. By the time she finally did, we were no longer seeing each other, so she married the guy she was dating at the time. And the last one (earliest), I was lead to believe that we were both serious, till she cheated on me. I took her back, tried to work through our problems, seemed to work out, had the best 6 months of my life with her, then she broke up with me seemingly out of the blue (not really, work and university from both sides were stressing us out). A month later, I found out she had started dating again. With the guy she originally cheated on me with.

So Kexx, cry all you want, we are allowed to relapse once in awhile in unique situations like these. Then you pick yourself up, wish her well and move on with your life, knowing that there are those out there that has gotten it worse and gotten it better, but which ever way, your life journey is unique and that there is always hope yet.

trichy wrote:

A friend I served with for five years in the Navy was in a car accident last night. He was killed on impact. I got the call four minutes before going into a three hour staff meeting.

Damn it. So sorry to hear that trichy.

Falchion wrote:
JohnKillo wrote:
kexx wrote:

ex-girlfriend whom I broke up with 5yrs ago, just got engaged...I hate crying over it. I hate crying over her. It´s been five f*cking years, goddamn it. MOVE THE f*ck ON. THE f*ck IS THE MATTER WITH YOU!! You´re like this because u want to, you whinny, pathetic, sack of sh*t.

I hate you so goddamn much...

Heart to heart moment.

The thing is that time doesn't heal wounds. You've invest time/money/love into the person. You had good times and bad times. She isn't worth the emotion. Don't think of it as she is winning. You dodged the bullet and now you are a better person. Live a good life and take your time.

*I had a bad breakup and never want to see my ex.

I saw the same thing happen with the last 3 girls I was serious about over the last 10 years.
One of them wasn't as serious as I was, so that sucked right from the start but at least I knew. The other was pretty serious but couldn't commit to settling down again back then. By the time she finally did, we were no longer seeing each other, so she married the guy she was dating at the time. And the last one (earliest), I was lead to believe that we were both serious, till she cheated on me. I took her back, tried to work through our problems, seemed to work out, had the best 6 months of my life with her, then she broke up with me seemingly out of the blue (not really, work and university from both sides were stressing us out). A month later, I found out she had started dating again. With the guy she originally cheated on me with.

So Kexx, cry all you want, we are allowed to relapse once in awhile in unique situations like these. Then you pick yourself up, wish her well and move on with your life, knowing that there are those out there that has gotten it worse and gotten it better, but which ever way, your life journey is unique and that there is always hope yet.

My breakup was bad because we were on a break. She slept with at least five guys and my mind went into a ton of bad places. I became jealous and possessive. I'm not proud of myself.
So Kexx, we've been there.

F*ck slutty exes. My last relationship (long before I met my wonderfully awesome wife) ended after 5 1/2 years when, among other things, I got sick of her taking off for days - without contact or sometimes even notice - on the back of her "friend's" Harley. We were engaged, owned a goddamn house together, and she wondered why I wasn't cool with that sh*t.

Kexx, I'm gonna suggest something different: stop crying. Get the f*ck over this woman and stop crying. You don't need that sh*t. It's been 5 years? Dude, she's gone. It's over. I'm not telling you anything you don't already know, either. Life is so f*cking short. One minute you're here, with all your comforts and all your worries, and the next you're f*cking dead, and all that sh*t ceases to matter.

EDIT

Ok, immediately after writing that, I realized it may have come across a bit harsher than intended. I blame it on having a really long night at work. The lighting in this department sucks ass and is giving me a headache, the chairs in here are mini torture racks that just love to tweak my back, and AC unit is full of mold.

Ah well. I'm still alive, right? I have my health, a lovely wife, a little baby girl on the way.

Anyway, Kexx (and I guess my fellow once-spurned men): I'll leave you with this timeless advice that my grandfather once gave to me:

"Women. Am I right?"

Thanks for the words. Moment of weakness of which I know I'll have many in times to come. Having another one right now. I have Postal Service - Nothing Better on loop. I'm a masochist. Sometimes, in an absolute moment of helplessness, wailing is the only way to go, and there's this release I can't explain, but it helps, if only to remind me I'm still human. That I'm not completely dead inside just yet. And that notion is worth saving.

I've been known to be an emo, drama-queen before, and I completely concur, so tone down the melodrama of what I write, but it's been just so damn long since I've had the highest of highs, that I resort to having the lowest of lows just so whatever emotions I have left inside don't fall asleep completely. I feel I'm in a woken coma.

I feel like yelling at the top of my lungs until I fall asleep. But I'm honestly frightened of what my subconscious has prepared for me. I tend to day-dream constantly, and more often than not, my dreams continue wherever I left off. This latest one consisted of me being trapped underground the wreckage of a massive earthquake that struck the heart of the city. All communication lines were gone, so after weeks of being down there, it was safe to assume that there were no more survivors. This, the notion of me being possibly dead, was what caused her to realize she needed to see me one more time. I can half-remember the emails and FB messages she wrote my friends and family, asking if they knew anything about me.

This masturbatory scenario continued on my commute to work today while I was half-asleep in the cab, and after our morning staff meeting, one of my partners, (whom we went to college together, hence he knows her), broke the news. I proceeded to exit the building to smoke 2 cigarettes in a row, trying to stop the trembling. I felt like running onto the street and just keep going until my legs failed...

I'm not even mad at her. There's nothing to be mad at. She's just living her life. I'm the one who broke it off. To this day, I still don't know why. I can't pin-point exactly what it was, but I've regretted that moment for the better part of 5 years now. She's clearly moved on, and there's something inside me that refuses to acknowledge that. That something is what's kept me here, every night, for more than 1000 days, staring at the screen. Blank. Mute. Stoic. Cold.

I'm depressed she's getting married, of course, it's f*cking eating me alive, BUT, I'm more depressed I continue to allow her life milestones to depress me. This is my loathe. My complete lack of will, except for the will to f*cking cling on to the past like stank on sh*t. Like I stated above, it's been 5 f*cking years. It's time to move on.

Sorry for the emo wall post.

Nicholaas wrote:

Ok, immediately after writing that, I realized it may have come across a bit harsher than intended.

No worries man. I get it. I know I need a slap in the face with a jackhammer to snap out of this sh*t, but...hell, I've already car-crashed totally drunk once...what's gonna do it this time?

Group work - why is it the slacker in the group is also the one to stir up trouble? Is it done deliberately to shift focus away from poor performance?

I formatted the group assignment and posted it one week before the required posting date for group feedback. I got positive comments all around on the assignment layout. 1 hour before I am about to turn in the assignment I read a forum post (online course) saying the slacker of our group thinks the assignment looks terrible and accused me of not doing any work. She wants to reformat our
22 page report to make her 3 paragraphs look better…

I did what any logical person would do - ignored the message, submitted the assignment and then posted it for peer review. (our sections are clearly separated in the assignment)

Somehow I don’t think people will be lining up to join her future groups.

Bonnonon wrote:

Somehow I don’t think people will be lining up to join her future groups.

Sadly you sometimes find yourself stuck with them again in future courses, then it's a matter of whether they're the sort to blame everyone else for their failures (certainly a correlation in my experience) and how much of a grudge they hold based on that belief. I'm stuck with precisely that situation this term and likewise loathe it.

I think I had more to say but this fine pie chart sums it up.

krev82 wrote:
Bonnonon wrote:

Somehow I don’t think people will be lining up to join her future groups.

Sadly you sometimes find yourself stuck with them again in future courses, then it's a matter of whether they're the sort to blame everyone else for their failures (certainly a correlation in my experience) and how much of a grudge they hold based on that belief. I'm stuck with precisely that situation this term and likewise loathe it.

I think I had more to say but this fine pie chart sums it up.

Thanks that cheered me up. Great pie chart. What I have learned from all of this is to keep a record of all communications, and a record of all my work. I have two courses left and I can only hope that I will be able to avoid working with this person again.

Breaking in a new pair of shoes. I'm headed out into the field next week, so I got myself a new pair of steel toe shoes. Wearing them around today so they get broken in before I have to be on my feet all day in a power plant. Blisters are lame!

Like an idiot, I deleted an important file from my laptop this morning. I ran this normally excellent data recovery utility we have to get it back. It can find and recover files that were deleted from this machine well over a year ago but the one I deleted 90 seconds before doing the recovery scan? It's like it was never there. That's an astounding feat of fail.

Fickle customers. In June, they told us during a meeting that everything from the 9 European branches needed to be consolidated and that we were already late. We had some heated internal meetings on how we could redistribute the workload for the 3 FTE's working on these branches. Today, when we brought up some practical issues during a meeting, they told us consolidation was only possible for some product lines and only gradually during the next 2 years. So basically everything stays the same as it has always been!

Not only did they get us worked up for nothing for 5 whole months, we lost a work day during the busiest time of the year for a useless meeting. Meaning I get to work late for the remainder of the week. I don't mind putting in extra hours, but not because customers can't get their story straight.

Bonnonon wrote:

Thanks that cheered me up. Great pie chart. What I have learned from all of this is to keep a record of all communications, and a record of all my work. I have two courses left and I can only hope that I will be able to avoid working with this person again.

Ugh, Bonnonon, I am sorry about this one. The pie chart is dead on, and I think it's a universal experience... Group work is something crafted by sadistic, demonic forces on a very low plane of hell.

The story is always the same -- even when you're in an online class, they find a way to inflict group work upon you. I had a friend who literally broke down into tears one day because of a group project, and how it was set up. Four people total, with two incredible slackers. Hell, I tellz ya, hell...

Dragonfly wrote:
Bonnonon wrote:

Thanks that cheered me up. Great pie chart. What I have learned from all of this is to keep a record of all communications, and a record of all my work. I have two courses left and I can only hope that I will be able to avoid working with this person again.

Ugh, Bonnonon, I am sorry about this one. The pie chart is dead on, and I think it's a universal experience... Group work is something crafted by sadistic, demonic forces on a very low plane of hell.

The story is always the same -- even when you're in an online class, they find a way to inflict group work upon you. I had a friend who literally broke down into tears one day because of a group project, and how it was set up. Four people total, with two incredible slackers. Hell, I tellz ya, hell...

I tried pointing out that a large contingent of people hate group work during my teaching class but they wouldn't have it. Their logic was that since those tend to be the smarter students you don't need to tailor your teaching style to them. That was when I started doubting whether I wanted to teach.

Waiting.

Yellek wrote:

Waiting.

+A million.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Yellek wrote:

Waiting.

+A million. :?