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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #1020 on: December 25, 2022, 10:09:58 am »
I'm not sure, but I think this is the first holiday I've ever had where I didn't have a personal, ongoing disaster to deal with. Where things weren't directly horrible for me in some way, shape or form.

I've got food. I've got hot chocolate, which has been helping to regulate my mood, I'm not even joking. Caffeine, too. My brain, despite being erratically medicated if at all, is saying "You are okay to feel good for now". And that's not a wavering, up-down sorta thing, it's been like this for most of a week. My body isn't rebelling. Housing is stable. Housemates actually appreciate me. It's bitter cold outside and slightly chilly inside, which is my ideal. I've got survival money for the next two weeks. Things are here-and-now good, as far as that means shit.

Oh, and my primary partner who ghosted the universe in like October is talking to me again. Intermittently, and there's some mending ongoing, but it's happening.

I think that's a first. No bad things that impact me in any immediate way. Simply Being Able To Exist During A National Holiday. Other people do this all the fucking time, somehow. Amazing.
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #1021 on: December 28, 2022, 02:21:47 am »
The other day, while the temperature was around -30 C, a water line around here broke.  The water in the neigbourhood was out for about a day while a city crew dug a hole in a neighbour's lawn.
(That's "lawn" in the seasonally agnostic sense; it was really just a patch of snow covering frozen ground, which ostensibly contained grass roots until the backhoe shredded it.)

The lack of running water, however brief, was a reminder that plumbing is one of the foundations of modern civilization.
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #1022 on: December 28, 2022, 03:32:13 am »
The other day, while the temperature was around -30 C, a water line around here broke.  The water in the neigbourhood was out for about a day while a city crew dug a hole in a neighbour's lawn.
(That's "lawn" in the seasonally agnostic sense; it was really just a patch of snow covering frozen ground, which ostensibly contained grass roots until the backhoe shredded it.)

The lack of running water, however brief, was a reminder that plumbing is one of the foundations of modern civilization.

Yeah. This is why having all those gallons of water stashed during hurricane season is a big deal down here. The problem is once the lift station goes because the power AND water is out.

I'm sorry you had to deal with that. It's incredibly stressful even when you -are- prepared.
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Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Reply #1023 on: January 01, 2023, 01:06:20 pm »
Holy fuck where am I? Sweet Eris' holy tatas WHEN am I??????
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« Reply #1024 on: January 01, 2023, 02:08:15 pm »
Holy fuck where am I? Sweet Eris' holy tatas WHEN am I??????

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« Reply #1025 on: January 01, 2023, 02:26:05 pm »
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You are Here.

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« Reply #1026 on: January 01, 2023, 07:17:10 pm »
Holy fuck where am I? Sweet Eris' holy tatas WHEN am I??????

I understand the confusion as regards time and place. I've not been up to snuff lately. Don't worry, when I get over this flu, I'll bring us all back to painful, stupid awareness of when and where we are. We will all cry and regret and you might decide you're better off not knowing, but there is no escape -- and more to the point, I can't afford to get fired from this gig, so I really don't have any choice but to keep hurting everyone with direct sensation of their own space-time coordinates.

Enjoy the break from 3+1 dimensional space-time consciousness while it lasts!
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« Reply #1027 on: January 01, 2023, 08:06:36 pm »
Jenn and TGG and I all have covid.
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« Reply #1028 on: January 01, 2023, 08:22:02 pm »
Jenn and TGG and I all have covid.

Ah fuck that's lame. My household narrowly avoided it thru 2022. Get well soon! (& I hope its not BAD for anyone).
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« Reply #1029 on: January 01, 2023, 08:24:18 pm »
Holy fuck where am I? Sweet Eris' holy tatas WHEN am I??????

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« Reply #1030 on: January 01, 2023, 09:44:25 pm »
Jenn and TGG and I all have covid.

I was more angry I was sick than I was sick, but the chills and aches the first night were hell on wheels. Tylenol was the only thing that worked.
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« Reply #1031 on: January 02, 2023, 10:40:05 am »
Jenn and TGG and I all have covid.

That sucks, hope everyone recovers quickly.
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« Reply #1032 on: January 02, 2023, 02:15:42 pm »
Jenn and TGG and I all have covid.

Ah fuck that's lame. My household narrowly avoided it thru 2022. Get well soon! (& I hope its not BAD for anyone).

We've had our shots (not all of them mind you, just the first 3), so we're all breathing without assistance.
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« Reply #1033 on: January 02, 2023, 02:17:36 pm »
Jenn and TGG and I all have covid.

I was more angry I was sick than I was sick, but the chills and aches the first night were hell on wheels. Tylenol was the only thing that worked.

For us, the only thing that stops the horrible chills is theraflu (which may also be Tylenol).  Nothing stops the all over sunburn effect, or the total lack of energy.  There's an antiviral that works on this paxlovid or some shit, we're getting that today.
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« Reply #1034 on: January 02, 2023, 02:19:08 pm »
Holy fuck where am I? Sweet Eris' holy tatas WHEN am I??????

The Great Return to PD continues.

Greta Twitter LULZ aside, the state of social media right now is bonkers. Mastodon has been ok if you like the focus of the group-instance you join. Nothing like old school PD.com out there.

Twitter is being destroyed by this decade's Mol, Facebook has become basically the obsidian mirror, and I don't know shit about Mastadon.
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