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Do they make those? They should.
Originally Posted by iroc
They don't, but I'm pretty crafty.
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I now know why I got along so well with one of my lecturers from last semester. I don't put up with foolishness.

One of my classmates had a presentation today. He was 10 minutes late, and best believe I chewed him out. I didn't care if the lecturer was there (which she was) but I got **** to do, don't be showing up to a presentation late.

On top of that he had 43 slides for a one hour presentation. He read verbatim EVERY SINGLE SLIDE, and I was not having it.

At the end of the class guess what? He wasn't finished and asked to continue on Tuesday and the lectuer said yes. I woulda told his ass no.

This cannot be graduate students.
I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
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Oh, lard. I am craving more lemon cookies!

I brought some Samoas to work today and the coworkers loved them!!! They couldn't eat just one. They kept asking, "what's in these?!!! Why are they so good?!"

I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
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You are scaring me. You need to get some help. It's not OK to just stay so unhappy like that. Please do something to get help.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves

I woke up to a phone call on Jan 2nd that my dad died, very unexpectedly. There was no warning, no idea, no chance to say goodbye. My last phone call to him lasted 6 minutes bc it was Christmas and I was busy. I can talk to someone about it til I'm blue. Nothing is gonna fix it, and nothing can make me understand it. I hold myself together for my children. And thats all.

Like I said, some days I'm able to carry on fine, but those are the days I am able to put it out of my head.

The rest of my life I see as 'good'. Some days I just can't get there.
Originally Posted by iroc

OK. I understand now. You're right...nothing is going to fix it. But time will ease it a bit. It really will.

I try to look at these things with the long-term perspective that I've gotten from being a parent for a very long time. If I were to die suddenly, I wouldn't want any of my children grieving over the fact that they didn't say goodbye to me or that they were too busy to give me much attention during our last encounters. I've been their parent forever, not just for the last phone call. The sum total of our relationship isn't judged on that last bit of business. It's much deeper than that. I've loved them always, not just during our last 6 minute phone call. Our shared 12-25 year histories means they don't have to regret anything. I'd want them to go forward with a clear conscience. I'm fairly sure most parents feel that way. Unfortunately, none of us gets out of here without losing ones we love.

I'm sorry about the deep loss you're feeling. Truly. Feel free to snot on me anytime.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Augh, you jerk. Do you know how much that made me cry?

I know. You're right. And that was such a beautiful thing to say. I consider myself a very rational person (foot detoxification jokes aside), and I remind myself all the 'right' things all the time. My dad was crude and macho, but he was a very simple, understanding, deep man. I can hear him saying to me all! the things that you said. We had a tough relationship when I was growing up, but as an adult we had a very close and honest relationship. I can focus on that and be thankful for that. But damn it, it hurts. Life sucks sometimes.


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I woke up to a phone call on Jan 2nd that my dad died, very unexpectedly. There was no warning, no idea, no chance to say goodbye. My last phone call to him lasted 6 minutes bc it was Christmas and I was busy. I can talk to someone about it til I'm blue. Nothing is gonna fix it, and nothing can make me understand it. I hold myself together for my children. And thats all.

Like I said, some days I'm able to carry on fine, but those are the days I am able to put it out of my head.

The rest of my life I see as 'good'. Some days I just can't get there.
Originally Posted by iroc

OK. I understand now. You're right...nothing is going to fix it. But time will ease it a bit. It really will.

I try to look at these things with the long-term perspective that I've gotten from being a parent for a very long time. If I were to die suddenly, I wouldn't want any of my children grieving over the fact that they didn't say goodbye to me or that they were too busy to give me much attention during our last encounters. I've been their parent forever, not just for the last phone call. The sum total of our relationship isn't judged on that last bit of business. It's much deeper than that. I've loved them always, not just during our last 6 minute phone call. Our shared 12-25 year histories means they don't have to regret anything. I'd want them to go forward with a clear conscience. I'm fairly sure most parents feel that way. Unfortunately, none of us gets out of here without losing ones we love.

I'm sorry about the deep loss you're feeling. Truly. Feel free to snot on me anytime.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Augh, you jerk. Do you know how much that made me cry?

I know. You're right. And that was such a beautiful thing to say. I consider myself a very rational person (foot detoxification jokes aside), and I remind myself all the 'right' things all the time. My dad was crude and macho, but he was a very simple, understanding, deep man. I can hear him saying to me all! the things that you said. We had a tough relationship when I was growing up, but as an adult we had a very close and honest relationship. I can focus on that and be thankful for that. But damn it, it hurts. Life sucks sometimes.
Originally Posted by iroc


He knew you loved him. Parents know it. And, yeah, it really does hurt. Bad. Don't go sabotaging your life because of that pain. That would just screw up everything he hoped for for you.

Sorry to make you cry. Apparently I've made both you and CP cry tonight. So out of character for me. I should shut up now.

My sister-in-law, who lost her only son as a young adult, grieved hard for him. She told me one thing that really helped her was to work on guiding her dreams at night while sleeping. She wanted his presence in her dreams and she was able to get it to work by thinking of him and their shared memories as she was going to sleep, so that those images and stories would stay fresh and hopefully become part of her dreamscape. Ten+ years later, she still does this, and he is regularly in her dreams. It comforts her. Just thought I'd throw that out there in case you're interested.
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OK. I understand now. You're right...nothing is going to fix it. But time will ease it a bit. It really will.

I try to look at these things with the long-term perspective that I've gotten from being a parent for a very long time. If I were to die suddenly, I wouldn't want any of my children grieving over the fact that they didn't say goodbye to me or that they were too busy to give me much attention during our last encounters. I've been their parent forever, not just for the last phone call. The sum total of our relationship isn't judged on that last bit of business. It's much deeper than that. I've loved them always, not just during our last 6 minute phone call. Our shared 12-25 year histories means they don't have to regret anything. I'd want them to go forward with a clear conscience. I'm fairly sure most parents feel that way. Unfortunately, none of us gets out of here without losing ones we love.

I'm sorry about the deep loss you're feeling. Truly. Feel free to snot on me anytime.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Augh, you jerk. Do you know how much that made me cry?

I know. You're right. And that was such a beautiful thing to say. I consider myself a very rational person (foot detoxification jokes aside), and I remind myself all the 'right' things all the time. My dad was crude and macho, but he was a very simple, understanding, deep man. I can hear him saying to me all! the things that you said. We had a tough relationship when I was growing up, but as an adult we had a very close and honest relationship. I can focus on that and be thankful for that. But damn it, it hurts. Life sucks sometimes.
Originally Posted by iroc


He knew you loved him. Parents know it. And, yeah, it really does hurt. Bad. Don't go sabotaging your life because of that pain. That would just screw up everything he hoped for for you.

Sorry to make you cry. Apparently I've made both you and CP cry tonight. So out of character for me. I should shut up now.

My sister-in-law, who lost her only son as a young adult, grieved hard for him. She told me one thing that really helped her was to work on guiding her dreams at night while sleeping. She wanted his presence in her dreams and she was able to get it to work by thinking of him and their shared memories as she was going to sleep, so that those images and stories would stay fresh and hopefully become part of her dreamscape. Ten+ years later, she still does this, and he is regularly in her dreams. It comforts her. Just thought I'd throw that out there in case you're interested.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
My dad and I were connected on a very deep level. We were so alike he knew my behavior and what I was thinking. The night he died I woke up with a piercing headache and I could not ge the back to sleep. I was tense and my mind wandered and I had a ringing in my ear...

I can not dream about him. Can't. It just won't come.

Anyway. I know this stuff comes and goes. I'll snap out of it - until the next time. And my dad did anything for me. He would've killed someone for me. So I know if it came down to me, or my kids, he would've chosen him to go in a second.

Alright, I'm probably done blubbering for now. Thank you for your words of wisdom. I needed them. Youre good at this. I'll be sure to call on you next time I'm breaking down.

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iroc, I'm so very sorry. {{{{iroc}}}}
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Thanks for the hug. But if this was real life I'd just end up blowing my nose on your shoulder.

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Originally Posted by iroc
That's why we have two shoulders! ((hugs))
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iroc, I'm so very sorry. {{{{iroc}}}}
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Thanks for the hug. But if this was real life I'd just end up blowing my nose on your shoulder.

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Originally Posted by iroc
That's why we have two shoulders! ((hugs))
Originally Posted by Speckla

One wet, and one dry!

Thank you.


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IROC!!!! RCW!!!!!

Stop it!!! You are both making me cry!!!!!


(((Iroc)))). I don't really have much to offer in the way of advice. I'm not doing much better than you. I've been living in complete denial. When I remember, I force myself to forget. When I start to tear up, I make myself stuff (unless I'm alone at night). I won't even speak of my mom in past tense and I get PISSED if anyone else does.

I think RCW gave you wonderful advice.

In the exhausted thread, you told me to take care of myself. I'm going to tell you to do the same.
RCW, I must say - there have been some posts of yours lately in this and a couple other threads where I'm like "heyyyy who is this and where is RCW?!"
You're becoming soft!!
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Imma redhead again.
Originally Posted by Speckla
Once you go red, you can't ever truly go back.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I agree. Red is the best color for me.
I have been a henna head since Oct 2008. I'm out of henna now so I used a box red. I'm ordering some more henna tomorrow.
RCW, I must say - there have been some posts of yours lately in this and a couple other threads where I'm like "heyyyy who is this and where is RCW?!"
You're becoming soft!!
Originally Posted by Narnia


I've always been soft. But I also embrace my inner b*tch. I'm well-balanced.
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iroc*,
You're amazing, ya know that? A little birdy whispered some good advice to me the other day. She was right and she isn't alone in this. We can cry, mourn, laugh, get angry, or have a good time here. *
iroc*,
You're amazing, ya know that? A little birdy whispered some good advice to me the other day. She was right and she isn't alone in this. We can cry, mourn, laugh, get angry, or have a good time here. *
Originally Posted by Speckla

thanks honey. Its hard to take our own advice.


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RCW, I must say - there have been some posts of yours lately in this and a couple other threads where I'm like "heyyyy who is this and where is RCW?!"
You're becoming soft!!
Originally Posted by Narnia


I've always been soft. But I also embrace my inner b*tch. I'm well-balanced.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I don't embrace my inner b*tch enough. I'm still a doormat. I'm working on it.

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IROC!!!! RCW!!!!!

Stop it!!! You are both making me cry!!!!!


(((Iroc)))). I don't really have much to offer in the way of advice. I'm not doing much better than you. I've been living in complete denial. When I remember, I force myself to forget. When I start to tear up, I make myself stuff (unless I'm alone at night). I won't even speak of my mom in past tense and I get PISSED if anyone else does.

I think RCW gave you wonderful advice.

In the exhausted thread, you told me to take care of myself. I'm going to tell you to do the same.
Originally Posted by scrills

Ya, I won't speak of him in past tense either. When I was there for his viewing, some nice truck driver was talking to us in the hotel lounge. He asked what brought us to NC and I went on about visiting family. Total denial.

Bf never said anything. He lost his dad to brain cancer. If I was with my ex I wouldve been committed by now. Having someone around who's been through it is huge.


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Who in the hell brushes their teeth before breakfast?! O_o
Originally Posted by kat180
I do

Before and after.

I shower and get dressed before before eating and I cant tolerate morning breath so I have to get rid of it right after I wake up
Originally Posted by annabananalise
How can you eat or drink anything after brushing your teeth? Shudder.
Originally Posted by kat180
By the time I finishing showering/getting dressed the minty fresh taste is pretty much gone. Lol I take loooong showers.
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iroc*,
You're amazing, ya know that? A little birdy whispered some good advice to me the other day. She was right and she isn't alone in this. We can cry, mourn, laugh, get angry, or have a good time here. *
Originally Posted by Speckla

thanks honey. Its hard to take our own advice.


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Originally Posted by iroc
Sometimes ya gotta take the advice with a pint of ice cream.
I just heated up some leftovers for dinner, and my quinoa-to-chicken ratio was way off. In the best way possible. I love me some quinoa.

"And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
But you are not alone in this"

“My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.” - Tina Fey

I do

Before and after.

I shower and get dressed before before eating and I cant tolerate morning breath so I have to get rid of it right after I wake up
Originally Posted by annabananalise
How can you eat or drink anything after brushing your teeth? Shudder.
Originally Posted by kat180
By the time I finishing showering/getting dressed the minty fresh taste is pretty much gone. Lol I take loooong showers.
Originally Posted by annabananalise
Same here. I can't eat first thing when I wake up, so by the time I'm done showering, getting dressed, and doing my hair and make up, it's been at least 30 minutes (but closer to 60!) by the time I actually eat.

It is pretty gross eating stuff just after brushing
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