Random thing you loathe right now.

mudbunny wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

It wouldn't be christmas without us taking one of my daughters to a walk-in clinic. This year, it is my youngest, who is coughing so bad she is throwing up.

Aaaaaannnnd Survey Says:

Lung Infection!

So sorry, I hope it clears up quickly without complications.

Just heard from my dad, Mom has some sort of severe headache and they are off to urgent care.

I'm spending Christmas holed up in a small bedroom in my wife's parents house because any social interaction with her family causes me to panic. I've only left to open presents.

Katy wrote:

Just heard from my dad, Mom has some sort of severe headache and they are off to urgent care.

Urgent care was closed, they proceeded to the ER. Mom got a CAT scan; looks like it was a stroke.

I want to swear, and throw things, and hug my mother, and not have a cold so I can go sit with my father at the hospital, and tell my mother in law to stop telling the same story over and over about the neighbor I've met once who had a stroke recently.

SixteenBlue, hang in there.

GOod luck, Katy.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...
Not only did Charles Durning die, the article did not mention his role on Everybody Loves Raymond, which is pretty much all I've seen of him...to youtube!

Thanks, 1Dgaf.

Mom is at the ICU overnight, and was feeling enough better to be grumpy at the nurses.

Katy wrote:

Thanks, 1Dgaf.

Mom is at the ICU overnight, and was feeling enough better to be grumpy at the nurses.

Dang Katy. Not on Christmas. That's gotta suck and I hope things turn out better for my favourite yarn-monger.

Missed Christmas dinner because of a migraine. Took some painkillers and hit the sack, then I got up at 10 and ate supper while everyone else was watching TV.

But that isn't even my loathe.

I can't get to sleep. It's 3 am and I'm leaving the house at 6:30 to line up for some Boxing Day stuff.

Ugh.

I'm sitting here hoping this winter weather doesn't get me stuck in Florida for another day. I want to go home!

Being at work the day after Christmas.

I know, I know. First World Problems. But there are about 3 cars in the parking lot, it's snowing outside, and the only sound I can hear is me typing.

Vrikk wrote:

Being at work the day after Christmas.

I know, I know. First World Problems. But there are about 3 cars in the parking lot, it's snowing outside, and the only sound I can hear is me typing.

Right there with you buddy, right there with you. And we're about to get hit with a snowstorm, so getting out of here this afternoon is going to be a bear as well.

I am going to a meeting in a few minutes, driving on the fun roads. With any luck I will get to post the news in the love thread though. It is at least a career making chance.

Vrikk wrote:

Being at work the day after Christmas.

I know, I know. First World Problems. But there are about 3 cars in the parking lot, it's snowing outside, and the only sound I can hear is me typing.

For me, it's coming back to a bunch of emails and being told right away that the two fixes I wrote before Xmas both failed to fix the customer issues. Also 2 months of project time reporting to catch up on.

"Sorry we let you wait all last week on that support ticket. Can you try converting those files again, but using the conversion tool released by that other company 2 years ago, instead of the one from 2 months ago? We're still not setup to use the results of that latest release. Oh, and good luck finding that older version of the tool since they removed the download link recently."

Good thing my boss has only been riding my *ss every day to get this thing wrapped up before the end of the year...

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Vrikk wrote:

Being at work the day after Christmas.

I know, I know. First World Problems. But there are about 3 cars in the parking lot, it's snowing outside, and the only sound I can hear is me typing.

For me, it's coming back to a bunch of emails and being told right away that the two fixes I wrote before Xmas both failed to fix the customer issues. Also 2 months of project time reporting to catch up on.

That is the loneliest sound in the world for a reporter. At least at my new reporter job I will be able to type in a bar, coffee shop, at home, at a restaurant - anything with people.

Random thing you loathe right now:

SNOW! It's less than 2 inches for the course of the day (though it has been accelerating in terms of how quickly it has fallen) and traffic reports are already stacking up. My 25 minute drive home is going to be an hour minimum and my only comfort is that I brought my soundtrack for the Hobbit I got for Christmas with me.

Lasherthecat has gotten a scrap of paper stuck in the STUPID printer!! Grrrrr!!! even worse - Strangeblades is trying to fix it... That'll never work! (she says)

Needing to put a disclaimer on my dating site profile specifically saying no married or poly women after running into these issues multiple times now. It isn't completely unreasonable to want to be the only male in the relationship is it?

Well... women can play the field if they want to but it should be an upfront issue. It isn't unreasonable if you show that you want to be the only fellow in the relationship.

In-law visits longer than one week.

Just want to go back to normal. With the kids I have about an hour of free time a night.

With in laws I get to sit around and talk about how someone I've never met is having a baby, or vacationing somewhere ill never be able to afford.

Strangeblades wrote:

Lasherthecat has gotten a scrap of paper stuck in the STUPID printer!! Grrrrr!!! even worse - Strangeblades is trying to fix it... That'll never work! (she says)

Dude, FIRE! It will burn the paper, and leave the printer pristine!

Psych wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Lasherthecat has gotten a scrap of paper stuck in the STUPID printer!! Grrrrr!!! even worse - Strangeblades is trying to fix it... That'll never work! (she says)

Dude, FIRE! It will burn the paper, and leave the printer pristine!

I approve this message.

But first, SB, you have to setup a camera to capture the magic of fire and put it on YouTube.

It'll probably look like this:

Strangeblades wrote:

Lasherthecat has gotten a scrap of paper stuck in the STUPID printer!! Grrrrr!!! even worse - Strangeblades is trying to fix it... That'll never work! (she says)

I have a surprisingly high success rate for fixing printers using the Fonzie method. Seems like that would be right up your alley.

Our two month old coffee maker is screwed up. The day after we bought a whole pile of coffee to make with it for our holiday break. We'll probably be able to get it fixed under warranty but not until well after we're back to work. Stupid consumer goods.

McIrishJihad wrote:
Psych wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Lasherthecat has gotten a scrap of paper stuck in the STUPID printer!! Grrrrr!!! even worse - Strangeblades is trying to fix it... That'll never work! (she says)

Dude, FIRE! It will burn the paper, and leave the printer pristine!

I approve this message.

But first, SB, you have to setup a camera to capture the magic of fire and put it on YouTube.

It'll probably look like this:

Is it OK for me to post here that I love that video and laughed my butt off?

(In case it's not, I loathe Boxing Day shopping; it's crowded, hot, and all the good stuff is gone five minutes after the store opens. Never again.)

That I had to buy my own Christmas gifts this year due to the following two separate conversations:

Early December
Me - Do you want a list of things/suggestions for me for Christmas?
Wife - No, I will look around and get you something.
Me - Are you sure?
Wife - Yes.

Christmas morning
Oldest Daughter - Daddy...Where are your presents.
Wife - Santa Clause forgot daddy's presents.

Later on, when kids are busy
Wife - I couldn't think of anything, so just go buy yourself some stuff tomorrow. Here"s some money.

mudbunny wrote:

That I had to buy my own Christmas gifts this year due to the following two separate conversations:

Early December
Me - Do you want a list of things/suggestions for me for Christmas?
Wife - No, I will look around and get you something.
Me - Are you sure?
Wife - Yes.

Christmas morning
Oldest Daughter - Daddy...Where are your presents.
Wife - Santa Clause forgot daddy's presents.

Later on, when kids are busy
Wife - I couldn't think of anything, so just go buy yourself some stuff tomorrow. Here"s some money.

I'd almost rather have this happen than the Cash & Gift Card Roulette that my extended family has been having for the last few years :/

McIrishJihad wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

That I had to buy my own Christmas gifts this year due to the following two separate conversations:

Early December
Me - Do you want a list of things/suggestions for me for Christmas?
Wife - No, I will look around and get you something.
Me - Are you sure?
Wife - Yes.

Christmas morning
Oldest Daughter - Daddy...Where are your presents.
Wife - Santa Clause forgot daddy's presents.

Later on, when kids are busy
Wife - I couldn't think of anything, so just go buy yourself some stuff tomorrow. Here"s some money.

I'd almost rather have this happen than the Cash & Gift Card Roulette that my extended family has been having for the last few years :/

The in-laws and us did have a gift exchange of gift cards, but it was $30 and completely random. Stealing gifts and whatnot It was fun, mainly because we knew that it was gift cards going in. You bring one $30 gift card, nicely wrapped, and then the random draws and stealing begins.

mudbunny wrote:

That I had to buy my own Christmas gifts this year due to the following two separate conversations:

Early December
Me - Do you want a list of things/suggestions for me for Christmas?
Wife - No, I will look around and get you something.
Me - Are you sure?
Wife - Yes.

Christmas morning
Oldest Daughter - Daddy...Where are your presents.
Wife - Santa Clause forgot daddy's presents.

Later on, when kids are busy
Wife - I couldn't think of anything, so just go buy yourself some stuff tomorrow. Here"s some money.

Oh gosh, I completely relate, I had the same problem with my husband this year. Stings even more since I got him an iPad, he's been wanting one for years. I'm just glad our son isn't old enough to understand yet, but hopefully, he won't make the same mistake twice. I don't even need anything big, just something, anything.

Ghostship wrote:

In-law visits longer than one week.

Just want to go back to normal. With the kids I have about an hour of free time a night.

With in laws I get to sit around and talk about how someone I've never met is having a baby, or vacationing somewhere ill never be able to afford.

I feel your pain. Boy do I ever feel it. I was told my in-laws were coming over 'for Christmas'. It turns out they're using the mercantile definition of Christmas, which starts at the beginning of December and ends just before February. Seriously? What the f*ck?