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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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Thamks, RR. I got nine hours of sleep and feel a little less frazzled.

Dog is still hanging in. I woke up to a friend pressuring me to have the dog euthanized. Thing is, I've thought about that, but I feel like it would be more for my convenience than his comfort.

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My uncle passed away Wednesday night.

Nothing much to say, really, but I figured I ought to follow up after dropping my problems in Open Bar a few days ago.

Well, shit. I'm sorry.

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My professor did tell the class that he got a C in Cell, which made me feel a little better I guess.

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Thanks.  And you're a good student, you'll do well enough.  Just don't let the stress get to you.

I have been questioning myself a lot this week. One of my classes is terrible, another is kind of a joke (just in terms of not being challenging at all), I hate TAing, and I'm feeling too burned out to even keep up with the one class I love. Then I get comments from people whose goal seems to be to let me know that they just SAILED through Cell Bio, and I'm like, am I really cut out for this? Is it just a fluke that I've made it so far?

I know, I know. Impostor syndrome. But I have a presentation to give tomorrow and I have literally not even started preparing. I wrote the paper weeks ago but I haven't so much as put together five images for the slides, nor made a bullet-pointed list of what I should talk about. For Honors. Like, I honestly don't know what the fuck I'm doing.

And my dog is dying and one of my kids won't talk to me.


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Landlord was splainin' bout how't was best to wash pickings prior to consumption, then looked at me and said, "not you, you're a daemon, you'll just burn it off.". :lulz:

 :lol: Where the hell do you live?

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So I just got invited to an invite-only paid internship to do web programming full-time.

:banana:

It gets finalized in two weeks.

Congratulations!

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Thank you. I'm trying not to stress about it because I also want to do well on this test, but, well...  :sad:

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And....I got a distinction for my final paper.  Only just a distinction, mind, unlike last time, but I'll take it.

Obviously I have to wait for them to actually tally everything up and do the paperwork, but this means I'm 100% in for the dissertation module.

Oh awesome!

I am feeling none too confident about my midterm today.

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Well fuck, I think my old blind dog is dying. And I have a midterm tomorrow morning and classes all day until 10pm.

This is shitty timing. Shitty, shitty timing.

That is shitty timing. My condolences. I hope it all works itself out in a less stressful than expected manner.

Thank you. Part of me hopes he's up and about in the morning, but part of me hopes that he's gone so I can console my kids, wrap him up, and move ahead. Of course, then I have to deal with burial or cremation, neither of which will be easy with an 85 lb dog.

Children can be so strong when it comes to dealing with death. Sometimes, it seems, they're stronger than the adults (Sometimes, I get the feeling that it's because they don't fully understand. Other times, I'm just not sure. Either way, the ones I've known have always dealt well.) If the dog is suffering, I think the best turn of events would be an overnight passing. Anticipation is the worst part of it all. Being able to move ahead as quickly and completely as possible is always best, I think.

And yeah, that would be difficult. What kind of dog is it?

A German/Australian shepherd mix. He's still alive this morning, still not looking good.

The kids who are still at home are 12 and 15 and they've dealt with some losses. They understand.

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Well fuck, I think my old blind dog is dying. And I have a midterm tomorrow morning and classes all day until 10pm.

This is shitty timing. Shitty, shitty timing.

That is shitty timing. My condolences. I hope it all works itself out in a less stressful than expected manner.

Thank you. Part of me hopes he's up and about in the morning, but part of me hopes that he's gone so I can console my kids, wrap him up, and move ahead. Of course, then I have to deal with burial or cremation, neither of which will be easy with an 85 lb dog.

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Well fuck, I think my old blind dog is dying. And I have a midterm tomorrow morning and classes all day until 10pm.

This is shitty timing. Shitty, shitty timing.

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And then they would look at you, eyes all sad, and they would say "Man... that really hurt my feelings" and you would feel terrible.

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Damn, she moves fast.  :lulz:

Yes, yes she does.  Didn't help her, as you will see.

But I am getting grumpy in my old age.  We went out in Portland.  Could you imagine me acting this way?  I used to be all nice and shit.

Well, you can't act this way in Portland. It would hurt people's feelings.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Religion and Your Body.
« on: May 20, 2015, 07:31:59 pm »
And then there's the "I haven't actually read the book" aspect.

So... is this discussion about the lack of validity of other people's perspectives? Or..?

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Religion and Your Body.
« on: May 20, 2015, 07:30:28 pm »
Well, the entire premise of the OP seems to be "look at this lady; she's doin' it wrong" rather than making its own standalone argument. It's a reaction to someone else's complaint, essentially. And then you get the "well history's in the past" argument. So I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to be getting as the takeway. 

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