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@MrsTeacherFace Wow, I was in grad school. Now I really feel old.

The first time I remember realizing that History Was Happening as a child was the Challenger explosion. I suddenly feel a strong urge to go buy life insurance or buy some orthotic shoes or something.

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm 3

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@Onymous Oh, that was me for ages! Then I finally started playing a couple years ago - 3.5. I love it. My group is inactive right now, though.

And @lalaura - I always end up being that person too. I tend to play characters with low intelligence, so it's not difficult to fit into the character. In the last iteration of my group, the GM's wife was one of those people who just fought tooth and nail to do ANYTHING and would basically bicker with the GM about minutia, because she could. Drove me bonkers.

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm 0

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Posted on August 23, 2013 at 7:07 pm 0

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@supfreckles In the spirit of trading advice, here is mine: As hard as it is, focus on you, not him. If being helpful and friendly helps YOU to move past things and start to feel less heartbroken, then do it. (It helps me, just FYI.) Don't do it out of hope for the relationship. Because you are right - if you guys are as good of a match as it seemed before he went all crazypants, then you will be drawn back together, hopefully more successfully this time. But if you are just faking being nice when actually you just want to slap him in the face and possibly burn his belongings, that won't be good for you or for him. I hope that makes sense. Also seconding the comments above about moving out. Or failing that, just staying somewhere else for the time being until you have the space to see what you really want.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm 1

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@adorable-eggplant @supfreckles Yeah, I think you are both right. You know, just in writing this down and posting it, it occurs to me that maybe I shouldn't worry about this until it becomes and actual issue. Borrowing trouble is my secondary super-power, I think.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm 1

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Help me, fellow 'pinners! My boyfriend and I split up a couple weeks ago. It was... bad. I've never gone through such a painful thing. My previous divorce was a cakewalk by comparison. Er, so in the depths of my agony and despair, I reached out to my parents for emotional support. I also told them a number of not-very-flattering things about the ex.

You see where this is going. There is a good chance that we will be getting back together, with the help of a couples counselor. I think this will be a good thing. But my parents! Aack! They HATE this guy now. WTF do I do? They had a great relationship with him before, is it ruined forever? Craaaaaaaaap.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm 0

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@SmartCookie All the video games.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm 0

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@dabbyfanny That is a lot for one day, youch! Happy birthday and mortgage, though! And let's raise an imaginary internet toast to a less stressful next week.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 4:23 pm 0

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What a difference a week makes. Last week:
- Had to say goodbye to the house I grew up in
- Found out that my dad's eye problems are worse than I thought and he is slowly going blind
- (Mostly) completed a major kitchen renovation
- Dealt with the aftermath of separating from my boyfriend of 4.5 years, which involved much wailing and gnashing of teeth

So, basically, all of the stress that existed, all in one week.

However, this week I have a nice new kitchen, the ex and I are talking and behaving like adults, I've lost three pounds, and I'm back at nice boring work where it is quiet and nice and boring. Ahhhhhhh. Tonight: art opening with friends, then wine, TES Oblivion, and take-out. THINGS COULD BE WORSE.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm 2

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@polka dots vs stripes Thanks. This is really hard.

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