MAD 2: MADDEN'S MADDENING.

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  • SaritaSarita Empress of Bahir'an The Pillars of the EarthMember, Guildmaster Posts: 706 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Ishin The House subcommittee panel thing that's reviewing all the bills now or whatever just shot down one to decriminalize marijuana, so I can't see them going farther and considering legalizing it anytime soon.

    It should really just get legalized on the national level though. Then it won't matter where we live.
    ZailaIshin
  • EowynEowyn SomewhereMember Posts: 93 ✭✭✭
    Sarita said:

    @Ishin The House subcommittee panel thing that's reviewing all the bills now or whatever just shot down one to decriminalize marijuana, so I can't see them going farther and considering legalizing it anytime soon.

    It should really just get legalized on the national level though. Then it won't matter where we live.

    Yeah, but you know, it's a gateway drug! It's the worst of them all! We can't go legalizing it nationwide. Heck, we should retract state's from being able to do it as it's not their right!

    NOTE: Yes, I'm being a smart butt right now and do not think these things. Just..saying what people in my state, just below you all, likes to say.
  • ZailaZaila Pacific TimeMember Posts: 356 ✭✭✭✭
    Living in Washington State is a beautiful thing.

    West Coast, Best Coast!
    Nahuaque
  • KasimirKasimir Clearwater, FLMember Posts: 38 ✭✭
    Toz said:

    I had a Jack in the Box where I used to live have Kiosks where you can order everything. I loved it. They took it out after a couple years because it kept breaking down, and the managers were too lazy to keep it stocked with change.

    I have a brand new McDonald's here that has Kiosks... That are completely disabled all the time. It's frustrating how much Andromeda Strain (book) was right.
  • AishiaAishia Queen Bee Member Posts: 1,951 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My bro worked at mcdonalds while they were doing the like SELF ORDERING TABLET WALL thing. It isn't that they broke it's that they made a company wide decision to stop using them. It just wasn't working from a business/efficiency standpoint. They had to have a separate kitchen setup practically to deal with the orders as is was designed to facilitate like the "Build ur own burger" thing. It was costing them more money than it made them basically. I think people basically sucked at doing their own orders and it just didn't work with their like GOTTA GO FAST thing




  • IshinIshin Retired Lurker VirginiaMember, Guildmaster Posts: 1,765 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Sarita - Any idea why it was shot down?
    Tell me and I forget, teach me and
    I remember, involve me and I
    learn.
    -Benjamin Franklin
  • XavinXavin Member Posts: 1,446 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Aishia They basically have to build their business around the made to order model instead of the 'this is the default, special orders handled different'.

  • SaritaSarita Empress of Bahir'an The Pillars of the EarthMember, Guildmaster Posts: 706 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Ishin Everything I saw about it was really short, and didn't give much more than the numbers who voted for and against it (6-1, if you were wondering.) Maybe I'm being cynical, but I'm tempted to say it's the same reason all the other bills are getting rejected. Republicans have a one person majority on the committee because of their one person majority in the House, so they can basically do whatever crap they want.
    Ishin
  • AxiusAxius where I amMember Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    I've had the flu for the last week, it's been horrible, I've been basically relegated to my room, and quarantined. if I leave my room, it's with a mask and gloves on to keep my family from getting sick. This also means that I'm pretty much 'out of touch' with my family beyond them bringing food and leaving it on a dresser just inside my door for me to get it from.

    The first time I've left my room without anything but the mask (I wiped my hands down with hand-wipes before I left, but that's kind of beside the point), it was because my grandmother had fallen. She had fallen and I was one of the two people necessary to help pick her up off the floor and help her to and from the restroom. This stressed her out immensely, because it's always a scary situation to her, her knees buckle beneath her because she is not a woman who exercises regularly, and she eats because she's bored. And then complains that she's afraid to exercise or leave the house because she might fall and hurt herself. Well, after falling today, she suffered... something. It wasn't a stroke, it wasn't a heartattack. All I know is that she just became immediately confused, she couldn't recognize me, my brother, any of our animals, and barely recognized my mother. I don't even think she remembered my uncle. She just was talking about her mother being alive, and became distressed when she looked at the calendar she kept hanging in her room, and the memorial picture of my grandfather she kept close at hand next to his folded flag (ex-navy). They (the doctors at the hospital) think it's too much carbon in her system -right now- as a result of too much oxygen or something, but they're not sure. I'm stuck at home while everyone else but me and -possibly- one other person went up to join her in the ICU up in the big city. I'm stressed beyond all belief, I feel like my chest hurts, and the only report that I've gotten so far is 'I don't know, she hasn't woken up and she's cold as ice." This isn't.. uncommon for diabetes sufferers (She's had it under control..well.. as under control as you can call it for someone who eats because all she can do with her sedentary lifestyle is watch TV, eat, and play games/post on facebook on the computer which is less than half a step away from her bed), but it's unnaturally so if my mother has distinctly -mentioned- it. They've got her hooked up to a lot of machines right now. And all I can think of, 'is the woman who raised me while my mother had to work multiple jobs to try and care for me as a single mother might try to do going to be leaving me this soon?" and I'm not in a good place mentally right now. All I can do is wait and stress and feel awful emotionally, physically, and mentally.
    Teani
  • IshinIshin Retired Lurker VirginiaMember, Guildmaster Posts: 1,765 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds like dementia to me.
    Tell me and I forget, teach me and
    I remember, involve me and I
    learn.
    -Benjamin Franklin
  • IshinIshin Retired Lurker VirginiaMember, Guildmaster Posts: 1,765 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Also, @Sarita, wtf is a one-person majority?
    Tell me and I forget, teach me and
    I remember, involve me and I
    learn.
    -Benjamin Franklin
  • KodaKoda Member Posts: 112 ✭✭✭
    @Axius I can absolutely relate there. My grandmother started falling, and shortly after that she was moved to the hospital with similar memory issues. I've since moved her in with me and take full-time care of her.

    Make sure they get a check on her nutrient levels with bloodwork. My grandma had started cutting back on eating, and it led to nutritional deficiencies. Depending on what your grandmother's eating, it could be similar in that the food she's eating might not be the most nutritious/fulfilling for some of the vitamins she's looking for. Thiamine in particular was one of the nutrients my grandmother was grossly deficient in, and that can lead to memory loss and the likes. After she had her levels replenished at the hospital her memory got a bit better. It took the hospital staff entirely too long to find this out.

    Further memory loss now is being attributed to brain radiation she'd previously had - has your grandmother ever had that done? It took about a year and a half for that to hit, and it was pretty sudden, but a result of decreased white brain matter thanks to the radiation.

    Either way, I hope it gets better for you and her. It's tough, but you can only take it one day at a time. Stressing and working yourself up about it (particularly while you yourself are struggling with the flu and sickness) will only make your own recovery slower and harder. Easier said than done, I know, but having been there and done that, you need to be on your A game to help manage everything going on.
    Mariena
  • EowynEowyn SomewhereMember Posts: 93 ✭✭✭
    For over a year now, I've been "managing" a lot of just general pain. Mostly in my right side starting from around the neck down even to the top of my foot. It comes and goes, but has getting worse each time it comes back. Saw a doctor finally, because I've barely been able to do my work (which is all computer-based) and finally get setup for physically therapy. But, got a prescription until I get to go in. It's making me so ridiculously tired. I was ALREADY tired all the time, from not sleeping well, now I'm not sleeping well and also just tired from pills. Happy, happy, joy, joy.
  • SaritaSarita Empress of Bahir'an The Pillars of the EarthMember, Guildmaster Posts: 706 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I ordered some stuff that was fairly expensive and needs a signature verification to be dropped off. It's stuff that's kind of large, fragile, and not something I want to take risks with if I miss the delivery and have to get it from their storage place. Several days ago, I got an email saying that it would be delivered today before the end of the day. I did everything I could to make sure I wouldn't miss that delivery. I got up early, made sure I was near a window where I could see the front walkway, and even opened the front door when I left the room to get lunch or use the bathroom. I even skipped a morning exercise class that I usually go to just in case it came early.

    I've been keeping an eye on the online tracker thing, and it was marked as "out for delivery" or whatever around 12 am this morning. Just about 6:30 pm, the arrival time changed to tomorrow, before the end of the day. I wasted part of a day and need to do this all again tomorrow.

  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,956 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Large and small frustrations.
    1. My work is slowly but surely killing me. I can see the wall in the distance and know that I will slam right into it if I don't do something soon. What they thought would be possible at the beginning of the semester was just a dream. Math and logistics are catching up, meaning it's just not possible to squeeze in 100% work in the time allotted for 40%. At least they can't say I didn't try. Meeting boss on Wednesday. 

    2. Router broke, so no internet until new one is delivered. I'll be back as soon as I can. 



  • EvalyneEvalyne A CoffinMember Posts: 128 ✭✭✭
    I really wish that I could get out of this place. I also wish being in it wasn't so expensive to begin with, Im poor as all arse to begin with.
    Kasimir
  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,956 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My school offers distance courses in English that start up at different times throughout the semester. Each time there's an introduction, where I explain what elements they have to complete in order for me to give them a proper assessment and final grade, present the digital learning platform, and answer any questions they may have. One such introduction is coming up tomorrow.

    One slight problem: due to a cold, I can produce no more sound than a squeak. I have completely lost my voice. I also anticipate a long day of students snickering at this fact. It has happened before. :frowning:



  • KelliaraKelliara Member Posts: 526 ✭✭✭✭
    Teani said:

    My school offers distance courses in English that start up at different times throughout the semester. Each time there's an introduction, where I explain what elements they have to complete in order for me to give them a proper assessment and final grade, present the digital learning platform, and answer any questions they may have. One such introduction is coming up tomorrow.

    One slight problem: due to a cold, I can produce no more sound than a squeak. I have completely lost my voice. I also anticipate a long day of students snickering at this fact. It has happened before. :frowning:

    Tell them that if they can't explain why they're snickering at you in perfect english, that they automatically fail!
    Now with 253% more Madness.
    Chibi-Kelli by @Eleanor.
    SessizlikTeaniZaila
  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,956 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kelliara said:
    Tell them that if they can't explain why they're snickering at you in perfect english, that they automatically fail!
    Fortunately (for my students) my teacher colleagues begged me to go home before my class, so I (they) didn't have to sit through a lesson full of squeaked out instructions. I have been benched until I am able to speak. 




  • SessizlikSessizlik Muffin Mage Member Posts: 455 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I love my bf, but omg, I hate his house. We currently have around 62F in the bedroom, with approximately 46F on the floor. My fingers are ice. My face is ice. My toes are ice. He's damn lucky he's so handsome.
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  • EowynEowyn SomewhereMember Posts: 93 ✭✭✭
    Sessizlik said:

    I love my bf, but omg, I hate his house. We currently have around 62F in the bedroom, with approximately 46F on the floor. My fingers are ice. My face is ice. My toes are ice. He's damn lucky he's so handsome.

    Better than a $300 bill. Yep, that's somehow what my GAS bill was last month. I think I should have frozen more.
    Sessizlik
  • ErzsebetErzsebet Member Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Apartment hunting.

    Have roommates lined up. Gonna live with my work mom and my ex-step dad. So that part is cool. But.

    Means we need a 3br apartment. My dad won't live somewhere that doesn't have laundry in-unit. My work-mom physically cannot do stairs, so it has to be downstairs and has to be close to the bus line for the same reason.

    Add to that, between us we've got three pets--two cats and an 85 pound dog, and finding a reasonable apartment within these four criteriab is borderline impossible.

    Found one finally, it's close to our job, it's not -stupid- expensive, allows for the pets and so on. And we're doing the application online. And it's not letting either of them fill out details. :<

    Grrrrf. Trying to move-in on the 4th. Need these ducks to line up in a row already.


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  • EydisEydis Member Posts: 108 ✭✭✭
    My Dad and I are close. He is frequently sick because he has diabetes and doesn't take care of himself. So, our family is in this cycle of every year or two years having some collosal crisis that could finally kill him: diabetic commas, strokes, you name it.

    This time, though, his heart is enlarged. After they inserted a cardiac catheter, they discovered he (thankfully) doesn't need a more invasive surgery. It just seems like year by year, crisis by crisis, things get progressively worse. While I love my Dad and I'll always support him, the constant roller coaster weighs on our family. We're all tired. I wish, for the problems that he could change, he would get his unicorns together already.


    (Spinesreach): Xiuhcoatl says, "Oh man, grab the children-corn. This is gonna be good."
    Teani
  • MarienaMariena By a lake. Member, Guildmaster Posts: 612 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've been fighting what feels like an ongoing migraine for the past 2 weeks. I've had it pretty well under control via medicine, but if I don't take anything, it comes right back to wallop me in the noggin. I can't keep taking imitrex at this rate, I feel like a zombie. My other migraine solution is 2 extra strength tylenol, 2 benadryl, some form of anti nausea and the sweet, sweet release of sleep. I don't have time for that either. What would REALLY help to kick it is if I could take that whole handful of pills and sleep but unicorns me if I've not had the time to do so. I'm either at work, working on the house our family just bought, or doing some errand or another in regards to one or both.

    The only positive side about this whole thing is that my blood pressure's been staying in the 140/99 range, which for ME in migraine land, isn't as terrible as it could be.


  • AxiusAxius where I amMember Posts: 203 ✭✭✭
    edited March 12
    ETD.sys can go burn in a godunicornsed motherunicornsing fire. This is the fourth time its damn near bricked my laptop, and if I had more patrons, or thought I wouldn't sound like a whiny unicorns, I would love to run a donation drive to try and get the money to either buy or build a pc that would suit my needs..

    Because I am so sick of ETD.SYS

    Edit: fingers do not type on phone very well
  • EvalyneEvalyne A CoffinMember Posts: 128 ✭✭✭
    It's been a month now of government bureaucracy trying to get home care so I don't have to essentially be in the hospitall the rest of my life and it doesn't look like things are going to be resolved anytime soon. The thing is, basically every doctor or specialist I've spoken to agrees that ti's the best thing at this point, since I need assistance but there isn't an apparent immediate danger anymore. It's just getting our useless provincial health system to approve it, and move at a greater speed than a lethargic sloth.
  • SessizlikSessizlik Muffin Mage Member Posts: 455 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So, the event I was supposed to attend in early May has been cancelled. 1,5 month left and it was cancelled. Yes, there was a huge mess involving it, but there were people fighting to get it running as usual, but they were silenced by haters. To say the least, I am pissed. I am pissed and disappointed and angry and sad.

    I am out around $300 in entrance tickets and events. I will not be refunded, because the money was paid to the former company and not the one who took over after the huge mess that started January. The new company don't have the money, so no refund.
    I am out $50 in hotel deposit money, but seriously, that's a minor amount. Don't even bother with that.
    I am out almost $1500 in flight tickets. The bf and I changed the tickets once, because we were gonna treat ourselves to a few days on Manhattan. A pretty expensive stay. 3 nights for $1200. But like I said, we were gonna treat ourselves. But since we changed the flight tickets once, I know that it costs around $250 per ticket. So in total, our flight tickets have cost around $730.

    But the new company is promising to start up a new event in the fall and your bought tickets will be honored then. Like.. that's great, for those who live in NJ. I DON'T! I cross a whole unicorned ocean to get there. If they are willing to pay my flight and hotel in the fall, I would love to attend.

    It's not all about the money though. The money part HURTS like all MFPFHWRHP. But it's the whole experience too. I wanted to show it off to my bf, to show what an amazing event it was. And now, I am just disappointed and I feel like I am the one who unicorned up.

    Right now, I am waiting to hear back from my friends, who were supposed to attend. There's talk about a miniature bazaar at the hotels where the event was gonna happen, and a few people will still be showing up, so gonna wait and see if it's gonna be worth it or not.

    So angry... Not gonna cry at class. I am NOT gonna cry in CLASS!
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    TeaniDemarcus
  • DemarcusDemarcus Black Flagon InnMember Posts: 538 ✭✭✭✭
    I finally just gave up and submitted my manuscript to a journal for peer review. It got kicked back an hour afterwards because my abstract didn't include very specific titles that I interpreted the instructions to mean "Include this information." rather than "Format this information to be exactly like this." Right. I'm very over this whole scientific writing crap.
  • EvalyneEvalyne A CoffinMember Posts: 128 ✭✭✭
    In my experience (admittedly some time ago) scientific writing for peer review or just journals in particular is less about quality of the actual work and more of adherence to accepted formats and networking with people. It's why I was glad I only had to do a couple academic papers for my program back when I was in uni some years ago.
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