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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #195 on: March 24, 2016, 09:17:51 am »
There's always an awkwardness dealing with someone's grief for me. Maybe for a lot of people. Having been a griever on occasion, I'm not sure anything anyone said would have helped but it didn't stop them trying. I don't remember anyone saying anything that made me feel worse, I mean I've hit bottom, right? Nowhere left to go from there. At least I knew those people cared, even if I didn't care if they did, right then.

You're right, tho. The constant "How you holding up?" shit gets old fast. Especially when I realize that I'd just managed to think about something else for the first time in days and now I'm right back there, with a side order of guilt cos I forgot for a second but then the triggers aren't limited to just people asking how I am. In the grand scheme of things they're a drop in the ocean.

Anyone who takes the hump cos you're -something out of character- with them at a time like this, doesn't really deserve much in the way of consideration IMO.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #196 on: March 24, 2016, 11:36:43 am »
Pretty much that. It's probably coming from a well intentioned place but I doubt that they have any idea how to help beyond "being there". It may be a little smothering, but I assure you the alternative (No-one calling, generally giving a shit) is far worse.

The good thing here is that people care, they're just hut and confused too so it's not being expressed very well.



In other news, I have news. Unfortunately, I am waiting on details that won't exist until the end of the month at the earliest. Those details determine whether said news is very good or horribly bad. I have literally no better option than "Hurry up and wait".

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #197 on: March 24, 2016, 10:12:48 pm »
That's the worst kind of news, at least until you know whether the news is good or very very bad.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #198 on: March 25, 2016, 12:43:05 am »

In other news, I have news. Unfortunately, I am waiting on details that won't exist until the end of the month at the earliest. Those details determine whether said news is very good or horribly bad. I have literally no better option than "Hurry up and wait".

Schrodinger's news.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #199 on: March 25, 2016, 01:52:42 am »
Interesting note:

All of the mosaic-capable telescopes, when not working a tasked project, are now doing a globular search with a radius of 30,000 light years, specifically looking for exoplanets in the habitable zones.  Planets judged to be outside of habitable zones are noted and filed, but not really examined.

It's worth noting that the DOE and NASA are spending a lot of money to do this.

The following is absolute speculation, and nothing but:

1.  The magickle get-you-there drive that NASA isn't talking about much these days may be a thing, and
2.  Someone feels a burning need to find exoplanets.

It's worth noting that there is no reason the hypothetical NASA drive has to reach orbit - or even take off - before starting its thing.  what this means is that carried mass is much less of a concern.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #200 on: March 25, 2016, 08:15:09 am »
Interesting note:

All of the mosaic-capable telescopes, when not working a tasked project, are now doing a globular search with a radius of 30,000 light years, specifically looking for exoplanets in the habitable zones.  Planets judged to be outside of habitable zones are noted and filed, but not really examined.

It's worth noting that the DOE and NASA are spending a lot of money to do this.

The following is absolute speculation, and nothing but:

1.  The magickle get-you-there drive that NASA isn't talking about much these days may be a thing, and
2.  Someone feels a burning need to find exoplanets.

It's worth noting that there is no reason the hypothetical NASA drive has to reach orbit - or even take off - before starting its thing.  what this means is that carried mass is much less of a concern.

That's interesting. I guess someone at NASA figures we're gonna need another planet to fuck up soon.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #201 on: March 25, 2016, 12:24:57 pm »
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« Reply #202 on: March 25, 2016, 05:00:24 pm »
Sign me up to leave Planet Trump TM.

I don't think you and I would be eligible.   :lulz:
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #203 on: March 25, 2016, 05:21:52 pm »
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« Reply #204 on: March 25, 2016, 05:25:39 pm »
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I don't think you and I would be eligible.   :lulz:

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« Reply #205 on: March 25, 2016, 06:05:20 pm »
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I don't think you and I would be eligible.   :lulz:

Now the Illuminati makes a lot more sense. They're not trying to rule THIS world at all.

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Like I said, the above was absolute speculation.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #206 on: March 26, 2016, 12:19:54 am »
Well, I took the long road, but I think I've broken the back of this city. There's still the occasional spasm, but I should be able to get some peace now.
I'm going to try and write up a piece about it later but for now I just want to say, I'm glad that you guys are alive on this planet.
 

 
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #207 on: March 26, 2016, 12:30:47 am »
Thanks for the words of support, guys.

The last couple of days have been mostly not too bad, in the "OK, if it's going to be like this I can probably live through it" way. It was not so much like that for a while.
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« Reply #208 on: March 26, 2016, 12:37:23 am »
ON A 100% DIFFERENT NOTE

I went to my online banking to pay my mortgage this morning, and found to my GREAT surprise that I had full and total access to and control over all of my ex-husband's accounts with that fine institution. Now, keep in mind that we separated in 2008, divorced in 2010, and have only ever had two joint accounts there: a home equity line of credit, and a shared savings account. The home equity line of credit has been closed for years, and we went in together and separated our accounts no less than 7 years ago.

They just got new software, and through some kind of glitch, apparently the new software thinks that I own all his accounts. The first person I talked to tried to claim it was my fault for not removing him from my accounts (he's not on any of my accounts), the second person I talked to said that it was a glitch and asked me if I was sure whether he also had access to MY accounts because "in most cases only one person has access to the other person's accounts" (was that supposed to make it better?) and the third person looked spooked and told me I should write a letter to the branch manager "so they'll take it seriously". All of this just heightened my desire to get all of my money out of there ASAP, which I did.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #209 on: March 26, 2016, 12:39:25 am »
Oh and they also told him that he never removed me from his accounts.



I was never on his accounts.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”