Random thing you loathe right now.

Vimeo is a good alternative.

If only we could embed Vimeo videos into GWJ posts...

Vimeo's great if you're posting videos just to show specific people or specifically want super high quality. If you're trying to produce series content like I am, the sad and frustrating part is that no one will see it anywhere but YouTube, unless you're already popular. But YouTube only promotes what's popular right now anyway so maybe that's not as critical as I think.

Birthdays, and everything to do with them - esp. birthday parties.

Why all the big fuss? Plus, I have been haemorrhaging cash on b-day gifts this month. Blargh.

Mimble wrote:

Birthdays, and everything to do with them - esp. birthday parties.

Why all the big fuss? Plus, I have been haemorrhaging cash on b-day gifts this month. Blargh.

Spoiler:

My birthday is later this month. ;)

sometimesdee wrote:

If only we could embed Vimeo videos into GWJ posts...

If they're embeddable, I'll work on it.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

If only we could embed Vimeo videos into GWJ posts...

If they're embeddable, I'll work on it.

I know I've seen them embedded on some of the news sites I visit.

Mantid wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

If only we could embed Vimeo videos into GWJ posts...

If they're embeddable, I'll work on it.

I know I've seen them embedded on some of the news sites I visit.

There seems to be but I don't know if any of these would work for our site. http://developer.vimeo.com/player/em...

https://drupal.org/project/media_vimeo

Might give you a place to start on adding Vimeo

Mimble:

I'm with you on that. I don't believe in birthdays.

LarryC wrote:

Mimble:

I'm with you on that. I don't believe in birthdays.

That's okay, Larry, because birthdays believe in you!

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We have a bunch of renos going on right now and our two cats are stressed and miserable. So my girlfriend decided to take them to her parent's place for a week, where they will be spoiled to the degree it's going to be the equivalent of a 5 star all-inclusive vacation for them. Aside from having to hear them freak out when we put them in their carrier, Riley (our year old puppy) has been heartbreakingly miserable since they left (along with my girlfriend for the night to help the cats settle.) He's been curled up on the mat by the front door all evening, he'll only get up when I go upstairs and he just walks over to me with his head down and leans against me with the saddest face in the world. He won't leave sight of the front door. It's funny cause his relationship with our cats usually involves him chasing them and generally making them hate him but he clearly feels lost without them being here and not knowing why they're gone. Poor boy.

I loathe finding out my wife's burger in the restaurant was raw in the middle. :S Like no heat ever touched the meat raw.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

It's funny cause his relationship with our cats usually involves him chasing them and generally making them hate him but he clearly feels lost without them being here and not knowing why they're gone. is that they are his favorite toy Poor boy. :(

It'll all be over soon, bud, and then the whole family will be back under one roof.

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Right before a trip. It couldn't wait until the Zelda edition came out, nooo. It had to go flying out of my diaper bag while having tea with a friend. The worst part is that I didn't even get any StreetPass hits.

Oh, and Pokémon X and Animal Crossing: New Leaf won't let you create backup data. Does this mean that if I get a new DS, I'd have to start those games over yet again?

I loathe my (soon to be) sister-in-law's stupid decision to have her wedding outside December 21st. Really?? Oh and they want my 19 month old to wear a white dress as the flower girl when the average temperature is 3.1 degree's (37.94 Fahrenheit) and that day hold the record for most ever rainfall with 71mm of rain. Freezing cold %#@$%@# rain. Thanks bro. Your new wife is loco if she thinks it is going to snow...

Maybe you can find a frilly white little set of foul-weather gear?

clover wrote:

Maybe you can find a frilly white little set of foul-weather gear?

I asked that question and it was shot down by my soon to be sister in law. In my part of the world it does not snow and if it does it is well past Christmas. If you want a white Christmas time wedding you need to go up into the mountains, but nope.. lets have a rainy miserable wedding. Maybe we will get lucky and it will reach the average high of 6 degrees.

*oh and she has changed the date twice and has not sent out the invitations yet...

Someone needs to stand up to that Bridezilla. I'm not saying it should be you (it should probably be your brother).

I'd say your daughter's health trumps any familial obligations.

Good luck reigning in the beast Bonnonon.

Bonnonon wrote:

Oh and they want my 19 month old to wear a white dress as the flower girl when the average temperature is 3.1 degree's (37.94 Fahrenheit) and that day hold the record for most ever rainfall with 71mm of rain.

Just tell them no. It's too cold, she's too young, she'll end up sick, etc. If the bride argues she's incredibly selfish and not worth trying to appease anyway. Your duty has to be to your child. Her wedding being exactly the way she wants it would seem a distant to the point of almost non-existent second place.

I'm not a parent and don't want to be, and still feel pretty secure in that point of view being the more common one.

Thin_J wrote:

I'm not a parent and don't want to be, and still feel pretty secure in that point of view being the more common one.

As a parent, I whole heartedly endorse this non-parental point of view.

Thanks everyone for the support. I think I will pull the health card. She was after all admitted to the hospital for a couple days last month due to a severe cold and asthma that made it so she had a horrible time breathing.

Deadmonkeys wrote:
Mimble wrote:

Birthdays, and everything to do with them - esp. birthday parties.

Why all the big fuss? Plus, I have been haemorrhaging cash on b-day gifts this month. Blargh.

Spoiler:

My birthday is later this month. ;)

Mine is tomorrow, and I'm OK with having a birthday in that I am getting older - I don't mind that too much at all. It's just the rest of the stuff that goes with birthdays I'm not keen on. Kepheus and I don't do much for birthdays because we don't see the point of it. We get each other a card, and we go out for dinner - just us. And we like it that way. But tomorrow, I know I will be asked by family and friends alike (as I always am), "Ooh! What did Kepheus get you?" And then awkward silence because the answer is "A card. And we're going out for sushi." I think that they figure he doesn't care enough to buy me expensive presents and spoil me - but it's just not how we do things because that doesn't work for us. Still, there will be that moment of awkward silence and the "Oh, well,....that sounds OK." comment (and in a tone of voice that shows just how not OK they think that is).

Anyway, I think "blargh" from my OP about covered it.

LarryC wrote:

Mimble:

I'm with you on that. I don't believe in birthdays.

Hear hear!

I'm not fond of them either. Mine is the harbinger of four months of stress and all their birthdays, the expense of the holidays, school breaks, visiting relatives, and everything else. On top of the whole getting old thing.

But each year my kids write a song about how old/geeky/gray haired I am, and sing it to me and then I get them back by posting the lyrics on the internet (like here). That's the way I like to measure my birthdays.

edit: Happy Birthday, Mimble. My eldest son turns 26 on Tuesday. Small world.

I think Hobbits had the answer to the whole birthday thing long ago...

Thanks, momgamer!

Happy birthday to your son, too!

ringsnort wrote:

I think Hobbits had the answer to the whole birthday thing long ago...

I kind of like this idea...I have useless things here (useless and shiny!) that I could gift to others on my birthday.

Bonnonon wrote:

Thanks everyone for the support. I think I will pull the health card. She was after all admitted to the hospital for a couple days last month due to a severe cold and asthma that made it so she had a horrible time breathing.

1000x yes, then.

Is zilla-in-law not from around here? That seems remarkably... obstinate.

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Happy birfday Mimble! Sushi is the best present. And can be totally just as expensive as whatever your questioners were thinking you should be getting instead.

clover wrote:
Bonnonon wrote:

Thanks everyone for the support. I think I will pull the health card. She was after all admitted to the hospital for a couple days last month due to a severe cold and asthma that made it so she had a horrible time breathing.

1000x yes, then.

Is zilla-in-law not from around here? That seems remarkably... obstinate.

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Happy birfday Mimble! Sushi is the best present. And can be totally just as expensive as whatever your questioners were thinking you should be getting instead. ;)

Thanks, clover! And, you're right - especially given my love for tuna sashimi. I would eat my own weight in that stuff if it were possible.

Bonnonon - it's too bad you can't pull the "What, are you cracked??!!" card. I hope this is just a case of the Wedding Planning Crazies and that all will be well and normal afterward.

Bonnonon wrote:

Thanks everyone for the support. I think I will pull the health card. She was after all admitted to the hospital for a couple days last month due to a severe cold and asthma that made it so she had a horrible time breathing.

Good for you. Bride-a-saurus Rex needs a reality check.