Random thing you loathe right now.

Stomach flu.

Requesting to work from home due to winter storm and still getting called into the office. Worse, I didn't see the email until I was about ready to start from home which means I wasted 50 minutes making a lunch and driving in, and will likely waste another 30 minutes driving home early.

shoptroll wrote:

Requesting to work from home due to winter storm and still getting called into the office. Worse, I didn't see the email until I was about ready to start from home which means I wasted 50 minutes making a lunch and driving in, and will likely waste another 30 minutes driving home early.

Eh, chalk it up as opportunity costs on your employers part

I was in the same boat, except I was holding off on even looking outside and seeing that nothing had stuck to the roads yet...

I stayed home anyway because I'm a wuss with a tiny car. Hopefully no one at work will mind.

McIrishJihad wrote:

I was in the same boat, except I was holding off on even looking outside and seeing that nothing had stuck to the roads yet...

It wasn't snowing as bad when I got closer to work, although looking out the window now it's certainly snowing as hard as it was when I left my apartment. I know it's not that far distance wise, but this seems to be a slow moving storm.

JohnKillo wrote:

My PC. I not only lost my Far Cry 3 save and now the game isn't working and I can't uninstall it. What?

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/MM72Cmm.jpg)

"R.I.P. in peace."

I can never tell if the person is intentionally being sh*tty or if they don't understand what R.I.P. stands for.

shoptroll wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:

I was in the same boat, except I was holding off on even looking outside and seeing that nothing had stuck to the roads yet...

It wasn't snowing as bad when I got closer to work, although looking out the window now it's certainly snowing as hard as it was when I left my apartment. I know it's not that far distance wise, but this seems to be a slow moving storm.

Still not sticking to the roads up here, but the thought of 4-5" overnight means I probably will skip my minis night

You know what saying I've never understood? "The exception that proves the rule."

However, as a member of the Glorious PC master race, I guess it's my duty to invoke that terrible saying now?

I also dislike, "it is what it is" but I digress.

oilypenguin wrote:

You know what saying I've never understood? "The exception that proves the rule."

However, as a member of the Glorious PC master race, I guess it's my duty to invoke that terrible saying now?

I also dislike, "it is what it is" but I digress.

Comes from an old meaning of "prove" that means "tests", rather than the modern meaning of "shows to be accurate".

Tanglebones wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:

You know what saying I've never understood? "The exception that proves the rule."

However, as a member of the Glorious PC master race, I guess it's my duty to invoke that terrible saying now?

I also dislike, "it is what it is" but I digress.

Comes from an old meaning of "prove" that means "tests", rather than the modern meaning of "shows to be accurate".

See also: proofing yeast.

Deadmonkeys wrote:

"R.I.P. in peace."

I can never tell if the person is intentionally being sh*tty or if they don't understand what R.I.P. stands for.

They are just doing it wrong. R.I.P.I.P. Rest In Peace In Pieces.

Supposed to be meeting with the bank tomorrow to get the loan application going, but the seller for this house has been out of town for a funeral for the past few days and hasn't responded to any of the issues that were found during the inspection... stuff that we'd like to have addressed or at least acknowledged in the sale price since at least two of them could be several thousand dollars depending on how severe it is found to be once work starts.
So now we are treading water.
On the "it could be worse" side. One of the other houses we really liked was a short-sell... I just tried pulling it up and it is no longer for sale. Apparently the bank shot down the seller and it is now for rent at $1,600 a month. Kind of glad we didn't get our hearts set on that one.
Also on the loathe pile is my curiosity.
After some careful thought I've redacted this section. You don't get to pick your family.
Edit: To spare some cats...

Spoiler:

When in doubt don't Google how a co-worker's family member passed away unless you're ready to know a lot more than you wanted to.

Dammit, Rezzy, now I'm curious - despite not knowing your co-worker, their family member, or even you (particularly well)!

Rallick wrote:

Dammit, Rezzy, now I'm curious...

It was an 'accident.'

Spoiler:

If by 'accident' you mean getting shot by a farmer.

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After threatening to kill him and his son.

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After they found him hiding out in a neighbor's shed

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Because he was running from the Sheriffs that were hunting him

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Because of a drug related parole violation.

Hypothetically.

That is a detailed "hypothetical".

Daylight Savings Time. The person/people responsible for it are monsters.

Thin_J wrote:

Daylight Savings Time. The person/people responsible for it are monsters.

No kidding! One of the reasons he thought up the idea was so he'd have more daylight time to collect insects! The monster!

I don't care about the why. I'm never going to not hate them for guaranteeing at least one more day where I'm tired and miserable. Trying to go to bed earlier never works. Ever.

Yesterday while cleaning the basement, something happened when I turned a certain way and I tweaked out my back. I never have back problems. Couldn't sleep very well and it's been a fair amount of pain to move around all day. It's very obviously muscle spasms. Holy crap back issues suck. I have an even greater sympathy for the poor people that have to endure this on a regular basis. I don't know how they keep sane. I really hope this is gone by tomorrow so I don't have to take a sick day. I've basically managed to get nothing done I wanted to do today.

Oh also, sitting down to do a final commentary recording on the first episode of my new YouTube series, not checking levels beforehand and realising after recording it that my headset's mic was turned off. Have I mentioned this is like the 5th recording of this I've done? Yeah.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

Yesterday while cleaning the basement, something happened when I turned a certain way and I tweaked out my back. I never have back problems. Couldn't sleep very well and it's been a fair amount of pain to move around all day. It's very obviously muscle spasms. Holy crap back issues suck. I have an even greater sympathy for the poor people that have to endure this on a regular basis. I don't know how they keep sane. I really hope this is gone by tomorrow so I don't have to take a sick day. I've basically managed to get nothing done I wanted to do today.

Oh also, sitting down to do a final commentary recording on the first episode of my new YouTube series, not checking levels beforehand and realising after recording it that my headset's mic was turned off. Have I mentioned this is like the 5th recording of this I've done? Yeah.

Since I was about 27 I have had chronic backpain, and it has only been in the last year or so that I have been able to deal with it. Basically working out and doing more situps in the last six months than I have ever done in my life has removed all loss of motion, and made the pain easier to deal with.

Getting older sucks.

Yeah, I've been doing an average of an hour of treadmill a day for over a year to try to lose weight but that's all I've been doing. I should start mixing it up. I'm really hoping this is just a one-time thing and that it won't be a frequent issue. If it's not gong before tomorrow though, I'm probably going to call a physiotherapist. The one thing everyone I've talked to about this has said is "Don't f*ck around with your back. If it lasts more than a day, get it checked out." The most frustrating thing is this has sucked all the wind out of my sails today. I have no desire to do anything except sit. The last time I felt this uninterested in anything was when I was still fairly deep in depression. Really sucks when I had plans to do a bunch of other stuff today.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
JohnKillo wrote:

My PC. I not only lost my Far Cry 3 save and now the game isn't working and I can't uninstall it. What?

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/MM72Cmm.jpg)

Well, I can certainly sympathize. My PC seems to have picked up a case of the gremlins this weekend just as I hit the final stretch of BioShock. Yay first world problems!

SallyNasty wrote:

Basically working out and doing more situps in the last six months than I have ever done in my life has removed all loss of motion, and made the pain easier to deal with.

I don't want to sound like Debbie Downer here, but back pain is a very much a case of YMMV. For example, with three slipped discs in my low back - working out (except at very low intensity) and situps are completely off limits for me. What did work for me was a lot of physiotherapy, some exercises and some posture modification. I know people for whom only surgery worked. And yet others who got better with acupuncture/ayurveda/.

The only safe bet IMO, is to go see a orthopedic surgeon and take it from there.

I've got an appointment with an RMT at 1:15pm today that my girlfriend loves and who has helped her with back issues before. They're agreed to take a look and they'll tell me if I need to get it further checked out. This proibably isn't the most ideal thing but wait times for this kind of thing are so long in this province that it's either this or suffer for hours at a clinic just to maybe get a physio referral. Things are definitely no better today than they were yesterday and it got a bit worse this morning because this of all days was the one the puppy decided to be a dick and not come in from outside when called, so I had to go get him and slipped in the process. Great Monday.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

This proibably isn't the most ideal thing but wait times for this kind of thing are so long in this province that it's either this or suffer for hours at a clinic just to maybe get a physio referral.

You don't need a referral to see a physiotherapist. Unless you're saying this because you want your benefits to cover it. Which means you don't need a referral for a RMT to be covered by it which is a pretty weird coverage setup if true.

I was under the impression that physiotherapists basically didn't see you without a doctor's referral. I appear to be mistaken which is a good thing. The RMT has told me that if they feel I need physio, they will be sure to let me know. I believe my girlfriend went to this RMT without a referral and the benefits covered it (she uses the same provider we do) so hopefully I don't need one either.

Well, not to jinx it, but you should see a physiotherapist at some point anyways if this back problem ends up being a recurring one, because as you grow older it's only bound to get worse. A few years ago after a rather troublesome bout of waking up in the middle of the night in horrible pain, I got diagnosed with having osteoarthritis in my lower back as being the culprit. Being someone who also doesn't involve myself in traditional sports and spends all day and plenty of nights sitting at a computer desk probably doesn't help things either. The physiotherapy - which dealt with everything including teaching me specific exercises to do as well as which ones to avoid doing - has turned it from being practically unbearable to a mild and occasional nuisance.

I got a referral since I went to a doctor for the problem and my insurance won't cover it otherwise, but it's only public clinics which operate under OHIP who will only accept you with a referral. Most outpatient physiotherapist clinics will take anybody.