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Blinds/draperies/*window coverings* ??????

Sorry, I have a 'thing' about people being able to look into my living spaces. I would live in a bunker if it were possible. Sorry, ptsd from being stalked, I don't like being watched especially if I don't know about it or am not in a public space.
I'm a very private person and their remodel of my apartment interior was extremely stressful. Having someone hanging outside my window while I'm sleeping makes me feel very murdery and requires a lot of reminding myself that I don't have any desire to end up in jail. Otherwise I'd have probably shot that person the very first day they hung out there for an entire hour while I was in bed.

I have blinds on my bedroom window, but I also have plants in there and I'm on the third floor. So my blinds are set to allow some light in from above but block the view from below. They also have holes in them from CATS. But when someone is outside the window on a lift, of course they're going to be able to see in.


And this stress might have contributed to me having an incident at work yesterday that caused me to have to leave and go to urgent care to ensure that I hadn't just experienced a minor heart attack or stroke, and being ordered to rest and not work for a couple of days.
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My $40 piece of sea bass for a dinner celebration last nite was gone off. Safeway will hear about it later.
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There’s a textbook and flashcards for the English class. For the letters, they have the letter, the sound and a Word that begins with that letter. For example for “n”, the word is “nurse.”

The text teaches the short vowel sounds. The CD has the short vowel sounds. The text has “apple”, “elephant”, “igloo”, and “umbrella”. All good. But for the love of Og, who the fuck thinks “orange” starts with a short “o”? The chant on the CD goes “letter, letter, letter, sound, sound, sound, word, word, word”.

No one listened to it? Fuck.
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I'm on vacation this week. This is my spring "taking care of the house" week and I have a list of things I need to get done. I try to get those things out of the way early in the week so I can have some fun later. So tonight when I was taking out the garbage, I slipped and sort of slid down the porch stairs. Nothing broken. I skinned my left elbow pretty badly. But now my left leg and right foot are really starting to hurt. Shit. I guess I'll have to move the things on tomorrow's list to later in the week. I don't think I'm going to feel so great.
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Yesterday I had Indian for lunch. A couple of hours later I burped and (yes) tasted Indian. Totally expected.

Totally unexpected was the abrupt burning sensation in my sinuses that smelled like the Indian food. How in hell did the spices get into my nose?!
Same way the flavor molecules got into your mouth. Is that a real question?





And TB, it does... depending on which dialect we're talking about. Your gripe isn't with whomever prepared the text, but with whomever cast the voiceovers and with the English language in general.





aurora marie, I have bad news: you may actually have broken something. I hope you have access to decent medical care.
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I have a cold. I should be at home in bed, but instead I'm at work. Not because of work though. My child has a day off school and my wife is home to watch him so if I stayed home it would actually be less restful than going to work.
And while I'm at it, what the fuck is up with my paid-for-with-taxes non-parochial school being off for Good Friday AND the day after easter??
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Seriously? It's a 4-day weekend, that's why.
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Seriously, who's supposed to be speaking there?

The guns? They can't speak, or take selfies.

Trump himself? Why not use a picture of him?

Whoever took that photo? What, they're like a Klan member: too chicken to show their face?

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I have a cold. I should be at home in bed, but instead I'm at work. Not because of work though. My child has a day off school and my wife is home to watch him so if I stayed home it would actually be less restful than going to work.
And while I'm at it, what the fuck is up with my paid-for-with-taxes non-parochial school being off for Good Friday AND the day after easter??
Maybe they had a weather day they didn't use?
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It's stuck in my ear!!!!

I woke up Thursday morning, took a shower and then swabbed out my ears with a Q-tip.

Except when I did my right ear it hurt big time. I thought it wight be psoriasis flair up or an ear infection so I just left it alone for a few days.

Then Sunday morning I noticed that the Phonak Dome on my infrequently worn hearing aid was missing.

Sure enough, the damn thing is in my ear and has migrated inward. I hadn't considered it a possibility as my normal diminished hearing was at the same level. My hearing loss isn't too great but the hearing aides are helpful for TV watching and low level conversations.

I went to my doctor this morning and he tried for about thirty minutes to fish it out with tweezers. Went so far as sending his assistant to neighboring offices in search of a longer, thinner pair.

He finally gave up and set me up with an appointment tomorrow with a specialist.

So tomorrow will be day six for me with this little POS up my ear canal.

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Almost got broadsided in a parking lot by some old man who was in a huge hurry to get to the liquor store. Came at the stop sign way too fast for a parking lot, braked like he was stopping, I started to turn left in front of him, he took his foot off his brakes and jumped forward almost hitting me. Then he flips me off and screams at me about being in his way before going into the liquor store.

Called the cops. Sure, it's minor and he didn't actually hit me, but if you're racing through a parking lot, not coming to a complete stop at stop signs, flipping off and screaming at other people for being in your way while headed for the liquor store, you may just be drunk and/or have an alcohol problem.
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Sort of reminds me of customers at my place of employment who go into hysterics because they can't by booze before 12 noon on a Sunday. Seriously? I have never had an "alcohol emergency", I have never been unable to wait a day or two, much less 10 minutes, prior to purchasing alcoholic beverages.

So glad alcoholism is not one of my problems....
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I was in a parking lot this morning, driving down to find a spot and a guy was coming head on into me. We both stopped. I just looked as he cursed and waved his arms around. It was comical. As he was the one going the wrong way. I backed up a little to let him see the 'error', (arrow on the pavement) of his ways. He still flipped me the bird as he backed up. Jeez.
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Nicolas Cage's wife Erika Koike demands spousal support from actor following FOUR DAY marriage
Spousal support after being married for 4 days.

To quote Bill Burr, that's a 1st ballot, Hall-of-Fame whore right there.

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In the filing, Erika claims that her reputation has been damaged by Cage and she's lost out on career opportunities.
All the career opportunities you lost in the last 30 days since you got married?? Who are you again? If you are good at what you do, and not a total ass-wipe, people will hire you.

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Nicolas Cage ain't a mover and shaker in Hollywood. Mr. Direct to Netflix. Nobody gives a fuck what he says. Go get a fucking job.

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Go an do likewise.

A judge should order that both these chuckleheads should get slapped with a dead trout and sent there individual ways.
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I've been sick for... going on two months now. Doctors haven't had much in the way of answers. They're treating it as a complex migraine because of the neurological symptoms and the fact that I had a clean CT scan a year ago. I had something similar happen then and went to the ER the first day, which is where they did the CT and gave me the "probably a migraine" diagnosis. Which... I don't know. It went on about two and a half weeks the first time and gradually got better on its own. This time, it just won't go away. My doctor with the medical training and all seems content to treat it with normal migraine stuff, so I mean, she would know, right? I don't have migraine-like headaches. Some photosensitivity, but not terrible. Mostly it's the fatigue, weakness, difficulty with balance, and... the fact that I can't speak. I can write. It takes a little longer than normal, but I can do it. But trying to speak, it's like I'm trying to speak a foreign language and I only sort of know it. And I stutter hopelessly, which isn't normal for me. And is truly, truly humiliating. Trying to talk to a stranger or someone you don't know well and just... not being able to get anything out while they stare at you and wonder what's wrong with you. It's awesome, let me tell you. The pain part... is hard to explain. Everything aches, especially after exertion. And by exertion, I mean trying to walk across the parking lot or up a slight incline to the end of a small yard. I feel like I've run an uphill marathon afterward- drained and aching, with some parts hurting more than others, but unable really to precisely answer "where is the pain?"

I'm tired of it. I was feeling better earlier in the week- could say complete sentences, could walk up and down stairs- but now I can barely get out of bed. It's 3:00 (oh look, now it's 5:00 because apparently now it takes me two hours to write a whiny post) and I've changed out of my pajamas and fed the inside cats, but that's it. My house needs to be cleaned. I have errands to run. I have to work tomorrow and I want to be capable of doing it. I've already had to quit my night job. I've missed out on most of spring. I want to go take photos of tulips and flowering trees, but they'll all be gone before I can. And, to top it off... the heat makes it significantly worse. Which, frankly, sucks even more because I've always been super sensitive to cold and utterly miserable all winter and spring and summer and any time with sunshine is when I can finally crawl out from under the 13 layers of clothing and do things. This needs to go away so I can enjoy the sunshine. Or anything. I'd like to enjoy anything. Please.

It's so pathetic. I'm so useless. And tired. And I feel like crap. And I have very little "hang in there" left. And I'm not sure why anyone would even want me around at this point- anything good or fun or interesting about me is sort of... gone. And I wasn't a happy, mentally healthy person before all this, either, so to some degree, it's like I'm taking part in one of those grueling, humiliating reality shows where people subject themselves to tons of public discomfort and indignity in the hopes of winning the big prize... only in this case, the big prize is a $5 gift card to KFC. So it's really hard to make the decision every day not to just... quit.

I'm lucky to have some friends who understand (even some who can understand what I'm trying to say and finish my sentences) and a job where I can still do a lot of it without too much talking and where I've been there long enough and they know me well enough that they're giving me some leeway. I try my best to keep my appointments to my day off, but when it hasn't been possible, I haven't gotten any grief about coming in late. I just... I don't want to need leeway and understanding. I want to be useful and only get noticed because my work is outstanding, not because people are worried about my brain or because I'm asking to come in late for the third time in a month.
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Nicolas Cage ain't a mover and shaker in Hollywood. Mr. Direct to Netflix. Nobody gives a fuck what he says. Go get a fucking job.
Yeah, I mean, Cage at least isn't trying to sleep his way to wealth or taking a turn on the casting couch to get work. He may not be an A-list actor but he is, at least, working, or trying to.

And yeah, if you're good at what you do no one gives a fuck about a four-day burst of stupidity.
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I've been sick for... going on two months now.
Wow. That sucks. Unfortunately I haven't anything in the way of suggestions, I just hope you can get some answers and get better soon.
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I've been sick for... going on two months now. Doctors haven't had much in the way of answers. They're treating it as a complex migraine because of the neurological symptoms and the fact that I had a clean CT scan a year ago. I had something similar happen then and went to the ER the first day, which is where they did the CT and gave me the "probably a migraine" diagnosis. Which... I don't know. It went on about two and a half weeks the first time and gradually got better on its own. This time, it just won't go away. My doctor with the medical training and all seems content to treat it with normal migraine stuff, so I mean, she would know, right? I don't have migraine-like headaches. Some photosensitivity, but not terrible. Mostly it's the fatigue, weakness, difficulty with balance, and... the fact that I can't speak. I can write. It takes a little longer than normal, but I can do it. But trying to speak, it's like I'm trying to speak a foreign language and I only sort of know it. And I stutter hopelessly, which isn't normal for me. And is truly, truly humiliating. Trying to talk to a stranger or someone you don't know well and just... not being able to get anything out while they stare at you and wonder what's wrong with you. It's awesome, let me tell you. The pain part... is hard to explain. Everything aches, especially after exertion. And by exertion, I mean trying to walk across the parking lot or up a slight incline to the end of a small yard. I feel like I've run an uphill marathon afterward- drained and aching, with some parts hurting more than others, but unable really to precisely answer "where is the pain?"

I'm tired of it. I was feeling better earlier in the week- could say complete sentences, could walk up and down stairs- but now I can barely get out of bed. It's 3:00 (oh look, now it's 5:00 because apparently now it takes me two hours to write a whiny post) and I've changed out of my pajamas and fed the inside cats, but that's it. My house needs to be cleaned. I have errands to run. I have to work tomorrow and I want to be capable of doing it. I've already had to quit my night job. I've missed out on most of spring. I want to go take photos of tulips and flowering trees, but they'll all be gone before I can. And, to top it off... the heat makes it significantly worse. Which, frankly, sucks even more because I've always been super sensitive to cold and utterly miserable all winter and spring and summer and any time with sunshine is when I can finally crawl out from under the 13 layers of clothing and do things. This needs to go away so I can enjoy the sunshine. Or anything. I'd like to enjoy anything. Please.

It's so pathetic. I'm so useless. And tired. And I feel like crap. And I have very little "hang in there" left. And I'm not sure why anyone would even want me around at this point- anything good or fun or interesting about me is sort of... gone. And I wasn't a happy, mentally healthy person before all this, either, so to some degree, it's like I'm taking part in one of those grueling, humiliating reality shows where people subject themselves to tons of public discomfort and indignity in the hopes of winning the big prize... only in this case, the big prize is a $5 gift card to KFC. So it's really hard to make the decision every day not to just... quit.

I'm lucky to have some friends who understand (even some who can understand what I'm trying to say and finish my sentences) and a job where I can still do a lot of it without too much talking and where I've been there long enough and they know me well enough that they're giving me some leeway. I try my best to keep my appointments to my day off, but when it hasn't been possible, I haven't gotten any grief about coming in late. I just... I don't want to need leeway and understanding. I want to be useful and only get noticed because my work is outstanding, not because people are worried about my brain or because I'm asking to come in late for the third time in a month.
Are you seeing a specialist of any kind? That just sound horrible. I hope you find some help soon. Man, oh, man! So sorry.
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Oh, my gosh, SurrenderDorothy. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Have you considered posting about this in IMHO? Maybe someone there will recognize your symptoms?
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Oh, my gosh, SurrenderDorothy. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Have you considered posting about this in IMHO? Maybe someone there will recognize your symptoms?
I have a friend who suffered like this for too long, and spent years trying to find a specialist who'll guess right. Current "best guess" is Lyme Disease, so he's on a regimen of meds for that.

Good news: He's getting better! Either from the meds, or just his body getting better on its own.
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The temperature thing made me think of my friend with multiple sclerosis.

Anyway, that sounds like a living hell, and I hope you find real relief soon. Quit talking down on yourself about being worthless and stuff, though. You're rolling a very heavy obstacle right now, and nobody is allowed to give you shit about moving slowly because of it .. not even you.

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The pain part... is hard to explain. Everything aches, especially after exertion. And by exertion, I mean trying to walk across the parking lot or up a slight incline to the end of a small yard. I feel like I've run an uphill marathon afterward- drained and aching, with some parts hurting more than others, but unable really to precisely answer "where is the pain?
Sounds a bit like fibromyalgia. My deep and sincere condolences.
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The temperature thing made me think of my friend with multiple sclerosis.
All of the symptoms seem like they could be neurological, too. I'd ask if you can get an MRI to rule out MS. (My opinion as a non-medical person who has MS but is not nearly as affected by it as the symptoms you are having.)
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I have to tell you, SurrenderDorothy, you still have the ability to write coherent, clear, and entertaining prose. Whatever is wrong with you isn't affecting your intellect! That's the good news. I hope you can get referrals to specialists or tests or whatever it takes to figure out what the problem iis for sure. I'm glad you have friends and a supportive job. Know that you have friends here too and come vent to us any time. And as someone suggested, by telling us your symptoms someone here may have an idea. Keep us posted!
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SurrenderDorothy, have you thought about creating some etiquette cards for dealing with strangers? Something to the effect of "I have a condition that makes speaking very difficult at times; please be patient." I've heard of people with other medical conditions - particularly diabetes - who do this as a way to quickly address questions or comments.
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{{{hugs}}}

SurrenderDorothy, have you thought about creating some etiquette cards for dealing with strangers? Something to the effect of "I have a condition that makes speaking very difficult at times; please be patient." I've heard of people with other medical conditions - particularly diabetes - who do this as a way to quickly address questions or comments.
Such a good idea.
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Quit talking down on yourself about being worthless and stuff, though. You're rolling a very heavy obstacle right now, and nobody is allowed to give you shit about moving slowly because of it .. not even you.

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