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Old 23 April 2017, 01:27 PM
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Putting new gravel on that weedy strip next to the driveway is too big of a job to simply go buy some bags of decorative gravel from the garden center at Lowe's. It's more the scale of job that requires someone with a dump truck to deliver it. Maybe not a full truckload, but more than you can carry home in bags in your car. Now you're done maybe 25% of the job and it doesn't really look much better than before.
There's nothing quite as frustrating as not realizing the scope of a project until you're knee deep in it already :/
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Old 23 April 2017, 03:54 PM
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And then there's the mushroom factor. (This might or might not apply to the driveway project -- does it turn out that you really ought to do something about the drainage, for instance?)
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Old 23 April 2017, 06:42 PM
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That's a great link, thanks for sharing it.
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Old 26 April 2017, 03:22 AM
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Don't read anything about Donald Trump. There is nothing you can do and you just get frustrated and angry. Especially when you read stuff late at night. Just stop it. Go crush some candies or watch youtube videos if you have to stay online.
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Old 26 April 2017, 11:14 AM
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Don't read anything about Donald Trump. There is nothing you can do and you just get frustrated and angry. Especially when you read stuff late at night. Just stop it. Go crush some candies or watch youtube videos if you have to stay online.
This!! The bolded part seems to be my worst problem though... it's ocnfirmation bias, I'm sure, but it feels like I always find the worst things that are most likely to upset me for a good while if I'm on the net late.

The saying "Nothing good happens after midnight" seems particularly true for me online
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Old 26 April 2017, 11:25 AM
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There is a time and a place for playing Spider Solitaire--that time and place is not when you should be getting ready for work!
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Old 26 April 2017, 02:20 PM
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And then there's the mushroom factor.
I dealt with the first corollary when I started the long-term remodel of my house, back in about 1996. Luckily, I had traced what I ultimately wanted to do (redo the kitchen & upstairs bathroom) back through all the preceding steps, and actually managed to do them in the right order (first, replace the stairs; second, build a new bathroom to use while the old one is unavailable, etc.).

Now I'm looking at outside work, and I need to figure out what has to happen first. These projects appear (on the surface, at least) to be much more independent.

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Old 02 May 2017, 08:36 PM
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TYSHTTY: If you know something is not beneficial to your long term mental health then you should probably stop doing it.
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Old 04 May 2017, 11:25 PM
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"Little Things That Make You Happy" is not in Rantidote.
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Old 07 May 2017, 08:25 AM
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If you have put liquid medication in the pocket of one of your clothes, the best thing to do is to not sit on it once you removed said cloth. Otherwise, don't be surprised if the seat of your pants is wet.
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Next time be honest when someone asks you to go out with them. The excuse you give for why you don't want to do "A" is countered with a suggestion that you do "B" instead and then from "B" to a "C" suggestion and so on. Next time just say you don't want to go out at all. Anywhere. For any reason. Now you are caught in a seemingly endless loop where suggestions for outings keep getting offered and then countered.
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Old 14 May 2017, 04:44 PM
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Next time be honest when someone asks you to go out with them.
Here I'll help you get some practice in ....


Hey Sue, do you want to go out with me?
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Old 14 May 2017, 09:16 PM
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I've brought lunch. Can you get the wine?
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Old 14 May 2017, 09:53 PM
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Next time be honest when someone asks you to go out with them. The excuse you give for why you don't want to do "A" is countered with a suggestion that you do "B" instead and then from "B" to a "C" suggestion and so on. Next time just say you don't want to go out at all. Anywhere. For any reason. Now you are caught in a seemingly endless loop where suggestions for outings keep getting offered and then countered.
I've gotten pretty good at this, but still struggle with it sometimes, especially with new friends.
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Old 16 May 2017, 02:33 PM
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I have finally learned to say, "Sorry, not interested" to the initial unwanted suggestion and "No, just don't feel like going out" to alternatives. It's taken me 57 years to accept that it's okay to not want to go.

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Old 27 May 2017, 01:18 AM
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If they gross you out so much, why do you keep looking at those videos?



*Dr. Pimple Popper, if you're curious.
Bring a strong stomach...
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Old 31 May 2017, 02:52 PM
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TGG--
For the same reason people look at accidents.
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Old 06 June 2017, 02:33 PM
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I shouldn't tell myself that, but :

When going to work in the morning and hearing that it's raining outside, either :

a) Don't bring anything made of paper (comics, books, important papers) in your bag

Or (if you absolutely have to bring it to work)

b) put it in a plastic bag, not in a cloth bag.

Now I have four comics to buy again. Great !
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Old 20 June 2017, 01:50 PM
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Dawn, the new handicap parking space is at the opposite side of the lot; it's OK to park in the 'old' space because it's no longer a reserved space. Stop feeling like you're doing something wrong--you're not.
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:41 PM
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Good job putting sunscreen on your face! That was a good thing to do.
However, you neglected to put sunscreen anywhere else, believing you were safe under the table's umbrella. You at one point even noticed, "Huh, parts of the umbrella cast more shade than other parts, a lot of sunlight seems to be getting through it" but still did not reach for the bottle. After all, you were "in the shade!"
This is not something new. This happens every summer. Put on the d*mn sun screen

Enjoy the painful, lopsided, & blotchy burn (with weird white patches from where you probably scratched an itch with a finger that touched your sunscreened face).

-hurting self
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