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Old 02-04-2016, 12:54 AM
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Ah grrr - the mysterious fixing of DNS issues has mysteriously un-fixed itself!! Never mind, quick stop in whilst at work will be fine

My friend has actually got herself to at least 2 meetings already this week and skipped yesterday evenings as she had to stay at home and look after her son - I might see her at a meeting at the weekend - the main thing is I am just pleased that she has gone and will pray for her sobriety.

Everyone - sorry, haven't had time to read or comment, but know part of my heart is always here with you
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Old 02-04-2016, 02:09 AM
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Old 02-04-2016, 03:34 AM
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IP, sorry to hear about the paper, but at least now there is no more uncertainty about that whole situation. Perhaps you can now move on to bigger and better things.

Itch, so sorry to hear about your recent losses. Try not to be so hard on yourself. We can't change the past and the future is uncertain, so all we really have is today. A good reminder to live in the present and to show love to those close to us while we can. In the end, all we really have is each other.

Have a Tremendous Thursday, overs!
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Old 02-04-2016, 03:53 AM
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(((Itchy))), I hope you know that you have our unconditional love and support. It never entered my mind that you might have slipped, probably because you are so very solid and settled in your sober life.

IP, although you knew this was a possibility, it still has to be a shock. I think it's great that already you mentioned that it could be an amazing opportunity. What's the saying? When one door closes, another one opens. Change is often difficult but this is what opportunity looks like.
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Old 02-04-2016, 05:47 AM
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Hi Itchy, I too was waiting for you to drop in and let us know what was going on.....I'm so sorry about your friend and the guilt you're feeling. But...you're only human Itchy. We are all imperfect.
Sorry also about your other friends. And thank you for the advice, I will endeavour to do that. Intrude on those we take for granted.

I have until the 19th to figure out what I want to do. Because that is when the company needs to know what they need to pay for severance packages etc.
So I'm thinking about staying in this area and freelancing, getting a "real" job somewhere to pay the bills.
Or going back and starting over in Vancouver. Which is scary because one tends to get sucked into the lifestyle of that place, and spend all of one's money quickly on lattes and shows and transit and expensive rent.
I don't know.....I need to think. I just need to get this last paper out. I have to write an article about the paper closing. Fun stuff.

Mags have your doctors indicated anything new lately about your asthma?

FG-what's up with your internet?

Here's to a .........Titillating! Thursday! Isn't it funny how that word is almost a dirty word, but it isn't.
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:56 AM
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Itch so sorry for your losses.

InParticular - argh - my home broadband provider has blocked access to some websites unless the DNS settings are changed which can only be done if the line is signed up to online billing. As I don't own the house (and therefore line) that I live in, it's all a bit complicated, blah, blah. Just means I have to make my time when I am on here really count
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:54 AM
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FG, Internet can be a pain when controlled by another! Hope it comes back pretty soon.

Inpar, I'm waiting for an appointment with specialist (yawn) I'll be saying the same in a year! Lol. Virus has passed though so a lot better.

Hope everyone ok X
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:33 PM
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Thanks all.
In Par, isn't it nice when you can't make up your mind, think you want to leave, then the universe rolls your dice for you, and you find that while the job change was out of your control, your next job is a choice. Today is about putting out the paper, and being chipper and successful in that. Then the same for tomorrow.
Read this: How Joan Didion the Writer Became Joan Didion the Legend | Vanity Fair
Do it, one day at a time.
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I lost a larger post. Suffice it to say yes Toots you nailed it for those of us who move around the world a lot and live in place for only a few to five years at a time.

Mags, and all my friends here, you have friends that would miss you as much as I miss my recently deceased buddies. take care from yourselves, and of your selves take care.

And of yourself ever be of care.
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Dee,
No more wrecks! Thanks bud. You guys have made me feel better too, enough for a wistful smile and a surrender to fate as the inevitable entropy of my life, and my friend's, moves inexorably forward.

I wrote this in a time like this, when I was 17 and we were an item:

Mellow gold air conditioning hummmmmmmm,
Love be warm to my modern chill,
I need a thrill . . . .
Or time will kill . . .
Me.

If I donít wind my watch, will you cry when it stops?
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Itchy take care and remember the good times and don't let guilt take over. OK?

InPar, sounds like the decision was made for you, like it or not. I have been in such situations and they seem to turn out, but are certainly painful to go through. Hang in!

To all. I need to check in, but I have to get back to Palace intrigue and shenanigans.
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That was pretty awesome Itch
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Old 02-04-2016, 03:14 PM
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Thanks Wolf!
I just realized that some kids won't understand that we had to wind our watches or our time keeping stopped. They've only seen electric watches. Today's watches keep better time than the $10,000.00 Rolex's and other luxury chronographs that used to be valued for their superior time keeping to other wind ups. I even have my Grandfather's old self winding Timex from the 60s. IT still works or as they said, "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking."

Ticking watches and clocks are foreign to young kids too. Soon our children's grandkids will ask what they are holding and they will explain it is called a book, and then show them it is made of paper and glue and has string in the binding. Then they will ask why we were sitting just staring at it.

Drake,
Thanks I won't bud. I lost or had troops injured in the military to a stupid accident because I did not remove a much loved, but incompetent subordinate of mine I inherited as one of my NCOICs over them. Had one injury because I was too easy on a subordinate and did not punish for lack of protective eyewear that was supplied. Caught him twice and told him once more he would get a letter. Third time he lost his right eye. Now those were guilt trips for years. My thinking was already along the lines of Toots and only because we think alike in that area. I certainly did not keep in touch with the thousands of people I had as friends briefly along the way, and around the world. But also ready for the new ones. We don't socialize much because we have a lot of right wingnut evangelicals here and we just don't cotton to domestic terrorism like the Oregon standoffs, the Abortion clinic murders of medical personnel, or the torture beatings of minorities and hatreds we see here a lot of the time. The folks here are very intolerant and pressure all to conform. Lots of folks like that all over the world. But here, they are frightened because we have the Murdoch fear mongers coming at them from half of the media they watch and read, and they don't even know it is his yellow journalism touch behind it corrupting it all. Sorry but this ex Republican't, is now a registered Independent. Intelligence is a liability here. Science denials and crazy stuff is the norm for too many, and one would be bad enough. I feel like we are reliving Germany in the post world war I period: World War I: Aftermath

I am intolerant of intolerance, and want to include the non-inclusive.

Sorry, I'm feeling a bit out of control over things I cannot control anyway. I just pushed my belly button reset switch turned on my music and here Is what it is:


Rock on people, rock on.
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I got the watch thing Itchy that line in the poem was especially poignant

The watch you describe is a proper watch

Waiting on mrs sw getting bk from the thearte hopefully not long now
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When I was in 1st grade my parents gave me a Mickey Mouse watch for Christmas. I thought it was lost years ago, but I found it at the bottom of a drawer when we were cleaning out my parents house last spring. Time marches on

Have a Fantastic Friday, overs!
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Itchy, a lot of my drinking was in reaction to past regrets and failures. It eats you and I am just now climbing out of it. The world view is much the same around here, but at least I live in a progressive enclave.

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Itchy thanks for that link I'll dig into it when I have a little less on my mind!
Last day at work, the shock is over, the depression is over, and now I'm just really overwhelmed with my choices.
I have a job interview next week for an editor position at a little paper in the rocky mountains. Since I've been longing to get back to mountain climbing again this could be a good thing. I've had some really positive emails back and forth with the publisher, and it seems possible. I'm sure there are about 500 other people lining up for this as well but I happen to be really well suited for this particular position and I think she knows it.
Also, prospects are opening up around here. I've had a couple people suggest some really cool job openings here, for example a coordinator at the women's resource centre which I think I would love and is a part time, well paying job which is exactly what I would want if I stayed here. Also a couple other things. The thing is I have so many contacts after working here for a year. Good contacts. I might just stay. The other job doesn't pay very well, and it's isolated, again. Here I've got the beginnings of a life starting, and I think, if I hustled, I could do some cool work.
We'll see. I just gotta get through today without crying. I know I will. My boss is being really lame about all this, btw. Big surprise, eh? Really negative. Thanks! But, I can use her as a reference, so, that's good.
Have a Frickin' Awesome Friday Overs!!!!
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