Random thing you loathe right now.

H to the ickle wrote:
Single again. It'll probably be ok.

Maybe you should move to Elevennessee and be double again.

Random thing I loathe right now: SallyNasty!

A while back that guy was preaching to me about @GAMER magazine, sold through Best Buy, chock full of great coupons. So last weekend, I went ahead and bought a subscription. I'm old-fashioned about what I bring into the bathroom, so I asked for the physical version of the magazine.

My welcome email arrived two days ago, instructing me to log in and manage my settings. I noticed that my address was wrong, so I changed that. I also noticed that it said I was getting the digital version of the magazine.

Slightly irritated by the clerk not listening to me, I emailed their customer service department asking to be changed to the physical version. Here's the response:

@Gamer will cease the print edition. Starting with the March issue only a digital edition will be available.

A shake of my fist to you, SallyNasty!

SallyNasty is a jerk.

Jonman wrote:
It's called aura.

Damn. It has a name...
Linked page from that article: Scintillating Scotoma
That's the freaking beast that haunts me.

Blind_Evil wrote:
Random thing I loathe right now: SallyNasty!

A while back that guy was preaching to me about @GAMER magazine, sold through Best Buy, chock full of great coupons. So last weekend, I went ahead and bought a subscription. I'm old-fashioned about what I bring into the bathroom, so I asked for the physical version of the magazine.

My welcome email arrived two days ago, instructing me to log in and manage my settings. I noticed that my address was wrong, so I changed that. I also noticed that it said I was getting the digital version of the magazine.

Slightly irritated by the clerk not listening to me, I emailed their customer service department asking to be changed to the physical version. Here's the response:

@Gamer will cease the print edition. Starting with the March issue only a digital edition will be available.

A shake of my fist to you, SallyNasty!

That is news to me as well! It is still a good deal!

Looking up various cartoon series from my childhood, it kinda disappoints that many aren't fully available on DVD. Gargoyles? First season and PART of the second, past that, nothing. Gummi Bears? First three seasons are available, the last three... nope. Alvin and the Chipmunks? Not really anything. Random episodes here and there, but no full seasons whatsoever that I can find...

Thanks for the commiserating on people touching our beloved screens, keyboards and assorted consoles, guys, you literally made me laugh out loud.

dhelor wrote:
Looking up various cartoon series from my childhood, it kinda disappoints that many aren't fully available on DVD. Gargoyles? First season and PART of the second, past that, nothing. Gummi Bears? First three seasons are available, the last three... nope. Alvin and the Chipmunks? Not really anything. Random episodes here and there, but no full seasons whatsoever that I can find...

Hear, hear! Don't ask me how I got the second part of the second season and the third season of Gargoyles, but not having them on DVD just made me sad...

H to the ickle wrote:
Single again. It'll probably be ok.

Bummer. Hope things work out for you!!

H to the ickle wrote:
Single again. It'll probably be ok.

No 'probably'; you'll definitely be ok. Everything happens for a reason, and some time down the road, you'll think about this and say, "You know, if we'd still been together, life right now wouldn't be this good.". You just gotta get to that point, and all that takes is time. Heck, that happens without you even trying!

We have a regularly scheduled weekly team meeting at work. Now, our boss is on vacation. His mother died last week, just prior to this planned vacation. One of our team members in a team of three is on vacation also. And my only other coworker can't seem to work out on her own that we, of course, would not be having our meeting. And that perhaps our preoccupied, out-of-town boss simply forgot to cancel it. Yes, that's why it's still on your outlook calendar.

I honestly do not know how she figures out whether she should get out of bed using her feet or her elbows in the morning.

dhelor wrote:
Looking up various cartoon series from my childhood, it kinda disappoints that many aren't fully available on DVD. Gargoyles? First season and PART of the second, past that, nothing. Gummi Bears? First three seasons are available, the last three... nope. Alvin and the Chipmunks? Not really anything. Random episodes here and there, but no full seasons whatsoever that I can find...

Gargoyles, you say? Perhaps take a look right here?
They may not be physical media but they're legal and free.

So after months of trying, I finally convinced my wife to join my kickboxing/weight training class. 5 weeks in and *gasp* she's actually enjoying it and seeing some great results.

So, Saturday night she gets home from a night out with the girls and slips going up the stairs to the bedroom, lands on her foot weird and fractures her fibula. She's in a cast now for at least a month, and a minimum of 3 months before she can even think about doing any kind of workout. She's absolutely devastated.

Yikes, Serengeti, that totally sucks. I'd say "get well soon", but those weeks in cast are pretty much unavoidable.

Conference calls/meetings at work. More so with how scripted these conference calls/meetings go:

00-15 minute mark: People calling in randomly, very few are early, most are late by 10 minutes or more
15-20 minute mark: Talk about the weather, ESPECIALLY if anyone on the call is out of the US region
20-30 minute mark: Meeting host spends this time trying to share his screen in the online meeting room
30-35 minute mark: More random talk
35-60 minute mark: The actual point of the one hour meeting, in which the people who are late complain about the need for a meeting for 10 minutes.
60-70 minute mark: Schedule next meeting

/facepalm

Serengeti wrote:
So after months of trying, I finally convinced my wife to join my kickboxing/weight training class. 5 weeks in and *gasp* she's actually enjoying it and seeing some great results.

So, Saturday night she gets home from a night out with the girls and slips going up the stairs to the bedroom, lands on her foot weird and fractures her fibula. She's in a cast now for at least a month, and a minimum of 3 months before she can even think about doing any kind of workout. She's absolutely devastated. :-(

Urgh, yeah. I have become such a scaredy-cat about doing bad things to myself for fear of derailing my training schedule, as it's about the most effective way for me to remain sane, calm and at peace with the world.

oilypenguin wrote:
dhelor wrote:
Looking up various cartoon series from my childhood, it kinda disappoints that many aren't fully available on DVD. Gargoyles? First season and PART of the second, past that, nothing. Gummi Bears? First three seasons are available, the last three... nope. Alvin and the Chipmunks? Not really anything. Random episodes here and there, but no full seasons whatsoever that I can find...

Gargoyles, you say? Perhaps take a look right here?
They may not be physical media but they're legal and free.

How did I not know about this before?!?! You totally just made my day!!

Now back to our regularly scheduled loathing.

oilypenguin wrote:
dhelor wrote:
Looking up various cartoon series from my childhood, it kinda disappoints that many aren't fully available on DVD. Gargoyles? First season and PART of the second, past that, nothing. Gummi Bears? First three seasons are available, the last three... nope. Alvin and the Chipmunks? Not really anything. Random episodes here and there, but no full seasons whatsoever that I can find...

Gargoyles, you say? Perhaps take a look right here?
They may not be physical media but they're legal and free.

You, sir, are a god among men. That one's going in the bookmarks for later vidya consumption.

EDIT: did a quick scan to see if they had any other shows listed, but sadly, no. Did find this, though. *snicker*

Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

The part that I really loathe is that I have to continue living with her for another month and a half.

CptDomano wrote:
Conference calls/meetings at work. More so with how scripted these conference calls/meetings go:

00-15 minute mark: People calling in randomly, very few are early, most are late by 10 minutes or more
15-20 minute mark: Talk about the weather, ESPECIALLY if anyone on the call is out of the US region
20-30 minute mark: Meeting host spends this time trying to share his screen in the online meeting room
30-35 minute mark: More random talk
35-60 minute mark: The actual point of the one hour meeting, in which the people who are late complain about the need for a meeting for 10 minutes.
60-70 minute mark: Schedule next meeting

/facepalm


Yeah, that sounds awfully familiar. Also don't forget the inevitable 10 minutes lost when one person's phone starts picking up tons of background noise and everyone else starts yelling at them to mute.

H to the ickle wrote:
The part that I really loathe is that I have to continue living with her for another month and a half.

Been there, done that. I don't know your living situation but here's what I did in mine

After her moving out period had passed (I owned the condo we lived in) and she still had done nothing about getting her own place, I started bring dates home.

She was out in 2 weeks.

muttonchop wrote:
Yeah, that sounds awfully familiar. Also don't forget the inevitable 10 minutes lost when one person's phone starts picking up tons of background noise and everyone else starts yelling at them to mute.

Oh jeez, I totally forgot about that. Yeah, that sounds about right--an average on hour meeting runs for about an hour and a half with about 20 minutes discussing the actual meeting itself.

Another head cold. I've pretty much had a cold or bronchitis from a cold or plugged up ears since the middle of December.

Today was a day that definitely warrants booze. Bad day at work, really stressful. Not like I lost my job or anything, it was just super busy and I was essentially by myself making orders for a good two hours. And on top of it, I couldn't get anyone to come back and help me - though this was partially my own fault, as I had APPARENTLY neglected to turn my headset back on when I got back from my break. /facepalm

It never even occurred to me that I wasn't hearing orders come through from the drive through. It was so freaking busy it was all I could do to make the damn sandwiches on the current order before FIVE MORE freaking orders got slapped onto my damn screen. Only way I got through it without screaming in frustration was repeating this mantra in my head over and over, just to keep myself calm.

Found out today that non-essential spending at my company is being frozen, including IT. There's a legitimate reason for doing this (and it has nothing to do with the health of the company which is still quite strong) but as usual, management doesn't f*cking tell us anything until the last minute. We only have enough laptops to equip the new hires we've already been told about but they don't plan to suspend hiring so I guess we're supposed to just conjure systems out of the ether. We also bought a near bankrupt company that has a crumbling IT infrastructure and those guys will now have to suck it up and wait, even though I and they were told that new equipment was coming. Great for morale. We also have numerous shortcomings in our own infrastructure that desperately need upgrading but they kept putting it off and putting it off, now we're in a freeze that "could last for months" and apparently we're supposed to keep everything here running with sheer force of will. I really like this company and my job as a whole but stuff has been getting more and more off the rails around here lately. This is not a stress I needed after the terrible week and a half I've already had.

"Happy Valentines Day! Your divorce has been finalized!"

Boo....

Radical Ans wrote:
"Happy Valentines Day! Your divorce has been finalized!"

Boo....

Ugh, sorry to hear that, man. My Dad got the finalization on his divorce on their anniversary, which is probably worse than Valentine's. At least now it is over, and you can start the next chapter of your life.

February 14th is always terrible, but at least Feb 15th is "Chocolate Discount Day"... which really only makes things worse.

Spoiler:
I wonder if the suicide rate jumps on Feb 14th. /downer

Why the f*ck would the girl who just broke up with me still get me chocolates on Valentine's Day?

H to the ickle wrote:
Why the f*ck would the girl who just broke up with me still get me chocolates on Valentine's Day?

Because either she or you lacks perspective and/or self-awareness? (not sure whether you're complaining that she expects it, or that you go them for her anyway)

H to the ickle wrote:
Why the f*ck would the girl who just broke up with me still get me chocolates on Valentine's Day?

She's trying to feel less guilty. Eat them anyway, to spite her.

I didn't get her anything... because she cheated on me and dumped me a few weeks ago. So no, I wasn't expecting it.