Say It. I Dare You.

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And sorry about all the rants, I'm normally a very positive person!

I think I'll go look up vacations!
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No need to apologize at all! We all need to do some ranting from time to time. I can also sympathize. We have one who never hushes about anything, ever.


Grrrrrrrrr!

"For those living outside the region, rural Appalachia has historically conjured up images of poverty and despair. Eleanor Roosevelt visited the area during the New Deal era, highlighting the plight of the coal miners, but since then, there has not been much attention to an area that is stricken by poverty and unemployment. Movies like “Deliverance” have portrayed the Appalachian region as one of backward living and incestuous relationships. For decades, rural Appalachia has been relatively hidden from view, and as a consequence, the health disparities within the area have gone largely unnoticed by the general public. The resilience and determination of the people of this region has kept a small, but dedicated group of volunteers, healthcare providers and academics working in the area.

While isolated local efforts by volunteer, academic, and faith-based groups in communities in rural Appalachia have been providing various interventions and services, the need for more collaborative efforts exists to strengthen local social capital. A recent media piece by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 has sparked somewhat of a national resurgence in interest for the area, which will hopefully lead to the further development of interdisciplinary and community based research and interventions to address the health disparities of Appalachia.

Examined will be variables contributing to the health disparities in rural Appalachia, with analyses of specific research and interventional efforts in the area. A general overview will be provided, followed by examples of strengths and limitations in the current research in efforts to identify future direction of targeted strategies for identification and elimination of these disparities."

I can't speak for all Appalachians (especially those in the coal district) but I myself can say... F**k you, f**k you, f**k you and f**k you. Take your 20/20 report and Hunger Games obsession and shove it!! All the people who come in claiming to help end up doing nothing but hurting. They end up more focused on multi million dollar homes and services that provide to the wealthy in the area, making life harder on the locals.

The last wave of people who came in to "save us from ourselves" ended up taking salary increases away from locals to build a recreation center. They are also attempting to demolish local homes and communities so travel will be easier for them when they come to visit us during the spring and summer. *That's when they bring in people from other countries to work in their country clubs while rarely hiring a local anymore* Thanks, but you couldn't help someone out of a wet paper bag.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 09-25-2013 at 08:22 AM.
Yeah, I'm fine, thanks for asking

I have this guy who works for me that just never shuts up. I'll ask him one question, and get a ten minute answer. I'm busy, you should get busy, it was a yes or no answer, move along now!

Or worse, he'll try and talk to me about stuff he's interested in. I can fake interest pretty well, but after I've told you three times I don't read comic books, I have no idea what this one is about and I'm not really interested in the subject, you can shut up! Why you need to keep going on about it, I'll never know!
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
That would drive me nuts.

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I feel bad for him, because he really is just socially awkward and means no harm. I'm busy though, I don't have time for your meaningless chit chat.

And it's hard because I've had the rest of my team for a few years now, and they know I'm not being *****y when I cut them off, they need to be working. Most can carry on a conversation while working, but he needs to stop and tell the WHOLE story. Or he stand over my desk while I'm on the phone waiting to tell me. If there isn't a fire, tell me later when I'm not in the middle of a conversation, find something to do!
I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn
I always find it funny when we are described as "strange, backwards, ignorant and fatalistic" for not trusting the government or outsiders (people who come to save us). That is 100% correct, and has been a large part of out culture for many, many, many years. It's also far more complicated than several realize, and completely warranted.

I love my country. I love the Bill of Rights. I love having different parties that help keep one from going to overboard dictator mode, but sadly both have gone too far left and right and no one will stop to listen to the other, causing an unbalance.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 09-25-2013 at 08:52 AM.
I feel bad for him, because he really is just socially awkward and means no harm. I'm busy though, I don't have time for your meaningless chit chat.

And it's hard because I've had the rest of my team for a few years now, and they know I'm not being *****y when I cut them off, they need to be working. Most can carry on a conversation while working, but he needs to stop and tell the WHOLE story. Or he stand over my desk while I'm on the phone waiting to tell me. If there isn't a fire, tell me later when I'm not in the middle of a conversation, find something to do!
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
this sounds so much like my boss...
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I think I'll go look up vacations!
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
can i go with you?

i really need to get away!!!

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I feel bad for him, because he really is just socially awkward and means no harm. I'm busy though, I don't have time for your meaningless chit chat.

And it's hard because I've had the rest of my team for a few years now, and they know I'm not being *****y when I cut them off, they need to be working. Most can carry on a conversation while working, but he needs to stop and tell the WHOLE story. Or he stand over my desk while I'm on the phone waiting to tell me. If there isn't a fire, tell me later when I'm not in the middle of a conversation, find something to do!
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
Yep. That would be annoying.

The one we have only see's awkwardness in silence, and the rest of us know silence can be golden, at some times. If you have nothing going on... fine. We have downtime. We might talk, or watch a show, or read/do crafts, and then talk some more. After a bad call it's important to give someone that moment they need to reflect and de stress, and people have different ways of doing that. If someone is on a call, don't chatter at them. (While you're on a 911 she will sit there and say, "hey, hey, hey, hey, hey").

There is no need to sit in silence and ignore your co workers the whole day but there is also no need to talk the whole time.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I think I'll go look up vacations!
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
can i go with you?

i really need to get away!!!

Originally Posted by rouquinne
Was supposed to go to Cuba next week, but while I was literally on the phone with the agent, my sister texted that she coming this weekend and staying for two weeks. She's been having a lot of issues with her husband, so figured I better stick around.

Did I mention she's bring my nephew (who I love to death but is a terror and she doesn't seem to believe in the word no) and her 120lbs bull mastiff.

By Monday I'll have wished I was in Cuba


I'll probably go February, Rou, you're more then welcome to come!
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I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn
um.... Miss scrills, correct me if i'm wrong, but i was pretty sure child labour was outlawed years ago!

Originally Posted by rouquinne

I will consider that a nasty rumor until proved otherwise, LOL
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um.... Miss scrills, correct me if i'm wrong, but i was pretty sure child labour was outlawed years ago!

Originally Posted by rouquinne
not only that she worked him so hard it looks like his arm broke
Originally Posted by OBB


HEE!!


He loved it. He thought he was an apple expert after that and wanted to go back the next day. When asking for a apple, he would only request certain varieties. So funny


@Ninja, do you see my post? I almost drove to you house on accident. I would have called but we only had 30 minutes to pick and then we had to be at a birthday party in Chagrin Falls
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A coworker recently got a puppy. A chihuaha (sp?) puppy. Blah blah, long list of questions she asked me about dogs (can I feed him anything?) etc. Then I found out her apts don't actually allow pets - which just annoyed me bc if they find out, they make you move or get rid of the pet. Her husband wasn't on board about the dog, so I knew what would happen.
Disappointing.
Then she tells me she gave him to her dad, the puppy has a yard, someone is at home, it's a win-win.
Today, she tells me he died.
They fed him chocolate.
She said she took him to three vets (humane society and two other SHELTERS, not vets) - then "I didn't know where else to take him so I took him home"

I'm livid.
I really have a thing about irresponsible pet ownership. A really, really BIG thing about it.
Mad, sad, disgusted, that poor little dog.
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okay, really??? it posted FOUR times. goodness, my vehemence got the best of me

I edited from the bottom up, thinking it was only two posts, which is why my following posts seem out of order

apparently my attitude and clicking was out of order!!
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wow, I must have been really hitting that submit button!! sorry for the triple post
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dp, sorry
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Why in the world would you feed an animal chocolate and then take it to HS and shelters? One would think people at each of those would have said, "go to a vet"! Good lord. Poor puppy. I hope this person does not have kids :-/ He cut his arm off so I took him to the clinic.


All the math talk made me think of the pre algebra included on our 3rd grade standardized test. No one had been taught algebra, but they threw it in for some reason. I was the only one who passed because brother started showing me algebra flash cards when he was in 9th grade. Lol. I actually did better on that section than my standard math (still passed, but). The teachers called my parents in for a confused conference after that one.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Why in the world would you feed an animal chocolate and then take it to HS and shelters? One would think people at each of those would have said, "go to a vet"! Good lord. Poor puppy. I hope this person does not have kids :-/ He cut his arm off so I took him to the clinic.
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Originally Posted by Fifi.G
she took him from her parents' house to the vet - they weren't going to take him to the vet at all!
I think because she got him at the HS, she thought that the would help him.
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People are so maddening! So sad for the puppy, but hopefully in a better place if this is how he would have been treated his entire life.
I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn
That is awful, Perri. Sometimes you can't always help what an animal gets into (I still don't know what my cousins dog ingested) but don't give animals chocolate is a pretty common rule. The treatment a vet can offer doesn't always work either, but it's worth a shot.


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^ That's exactly what I said, but to a completely different person with no mention of China. I would have been put in
In-school suspension for even having one in my bag, and I still do math in my head or on pen and paper, most of the time, due to habit.

While looking at this I came across a "question of the day" forum about people being too dependent on technology. Some of the responses were cute. Most people agreed we were, gave examples of being on line for hours, or how they once knew the answers to a trivia game and now someone playing will google it, you had to memorize phone numbers, etc. occasionally someone would come along and say "No we are not! People have been using technology for years! Indoor plumbing, and electricity, refrigeration!" and provide a link to prove that we did not have these things at one time. Hahaha. I'm sure no one knew that, considering that some people didn't have one or both of those until 50 some years ago, depending on location. That doesn't change the fact that people probably did not spend hours sitting in the bathroom, looking at the faucet, unless they were sick. There is a difference between technology that improves living standards, and technology that sucks out your mind.

^ And that always leads to discussions about how people now act when the internet goes out for a day or two, or if the power goes out, (people freak out) and the bigger question of what happens if systems crash...
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 09-25-2013 at 03:19 PM.
I keep getting the worst cramps in my neck. Go away! I need to do things and I can't move my head in too many positions.
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