Whine like a baby, now with 500% more drama!

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Last week, the store was out of my usual brand of coffee creamer and the one I got instead is inferior.
I had to switch to Western Family brand coffee creamer and sucralose, and it just isn't as good as Winco brand, but the nearest Winco is 2.5 hours away!

As to the severity of rants issue... When I post a category down, it's never about deflating the severity of my situation based upon someone else', but about how severely the situation effects me. I mean, the other day I think I posted in here about my pets getting too rowdy in the morning and breaking a monitor in the process. Now, the monitor was expensive and I can't afford to replace it with a new one, so I have to get a refurbished model. I paid extra for two-day shipping, not knowing that they wouldn't even be shipping my order until at least 4 days later, making paying for shipping for the monitor to reach me this week pointless, and more money was wasted. Yet another bong was broken in the process, and while it was cheap when I bought it, the glass market in Oregon is vastly more expensive than the glass market in Washington was, so I can't afford to replace it, and I'm running out of bongs. I spilled coffee all over myself in the process, and we still don't have a washer and dryer, so that means another garment to soak and wash by hand before a stain sets in, because I can't afford to run to the laundromat every time I need to get a stain out of something quickly. And, while we fully intend to rip the carpet out of the upstairs and replace it all with hardwood flooring, the carpet needs to survive until then, and it just isn't going to if ashes, bong water, and coffee keep getting spilled on it, because I can't afford a carpet steamer! But at the time, none of that was important to me. The only thing that was important to me was that my cat was scared and needed to be reassured, and that the top corner bezel on the monitor hit me just right in the knuckle of my thumb to scrape the skin off in a perfect bezel pattern and it hurt. If it happened today, instead of last week, I'd probably put it in the Minor Rant thread. If/when it happens again, if my financial situation hasn't improved by then, it will probably go in the Big Bad Rant thread.

I try very hard not to limit what thread I post something in based on my perception of someone else' suffering, and I neither expect nor want anyone else to do the same based on my circumstances. When you get down to the very bottom of it, we're all just people, and sometimes we all need comfort. I'm not going to judge whether or not one person's situation deserves as much comfort as anyone else' - because we all just deserve as much comfort as we need to feel better, and I can't decide that for anyone but myself (and rarely myself).
 
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Its funny, after this discussion about the severity of the rant threads, I looked into what I've posted in that thread as a rant. Turns out I have a high standard. My last three things:

1) Being upset about a wedding happening that I was going to be in until my ex left me.
2) My ex leaving me.

And my favorite:
3) Feeling bad about dropping my phone when housesitting for a friend because I had to cut open the bottom of his couch to get it out.

Why is the last one so funny?

Because I was housesitting so him and my then-fiancee could go on a trip to visit a friend. She dumped me a few days later and they "started" dating a few days after that.*

I no longer feel bad about the couch.




*I was told that he was coming along because he wanted to fuck the friend, which was plausible since she was definitely into him. I'm stupid, but not quite that stupid.[DOUBLEPOST=1518486043,1518485690][/DOUBLEPOST]Oh man, I need to back out of that search before things get too heavy. I do love this post though:

Well things are worked out on one stressful front (editors note: regarding wedding planning). Hopefully nothing else major happens.


Something else major is going to happen isn't it?
lolol if you only knew...
 
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I often don’t know where to put my health stuff. It adds up over time and I just put it wherever I feel like it’s bothering me that day. If it’s just a minor irritation, then it’s “Whine like a baby” etc.

I have another charming one today with my family doctor. His office called and I’ve been called back to discuss the results of last week’s blood tests. The problem? He told his assistant the wrong blood test. How do I know? Because I didn’t have my B12 tested last week. I had that tested years ago and it was too low which is why I’ve been having injections for years. So I now have no idea which test was off and have to wait until Thursday to find out. I’m sure that I’ll survive, but it’s obnoxious.

I told my parents and sister and my mother and sister are being obnoxious about it and saying that “No, this is great news. You could finally be able to stop getting your B12 injections.” No...not if my B12 wasn’t tested I can’t. He didn’t run a CBC. OMG....and I told them three or four times and they weren’t getting it. My doctor was testing for a handful of very specific things to look for reasons for what could be causing my hair issues.
 
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Can the US postal service die already? The service around here is so shitty. They are always at least 2 days later than they should be. They negate any Prime benefit when Amazon ships with them. The local office is terrible. The staff is mean, angry, and nasty.
 
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Can the US postal service die already? The service around here is so shitty. They are always at least 2 days later than they should be. They negate any Prime benefit when Amazon ships with them. The local office is terrible. The staff is mean, angry, and nasty.
Another reason to move to Texas, our Postal Employees are nice and professional. If the shipment is coming from a long ways off, it will normally be delivered a day early.
 
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Another reason to move to Texas, our Postal Employees are nice and professional. If the shipment is coming from a long ways off, it will normally be delivered a day early.
It was fine in Oklahoma too. I think our specific postal carrier isn't coming every week day. There will be 3-4 days of nothing and then the next day the box is jammed full with all the mail all smashed and squished.
 
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It was fine in Oklahoma too. I think our specific postal carrier isn't coming every week day. There will be 3-4 days of nothing and then the next day the box is jammed full with all the mail all smashed and squished.
Have you called the actual branch office to complain?
 
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Today has been a tough day. I don’t know why, maybe the stress is getting to me. I just want to go home and sleep. That won’t happen though. I get to stay up late working again.

And I’m god damn tired of people asking how it’s going. I’m doing the job 3 people were doing. How do you think it’s going? Yes, it’s busy.
 
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It was fine in Oklahoma too. I think our specific postal carrier isn't coming every week day. There will be 3-4 days of nothing and then the next day the box is jammed full with all the mail all smashed and squished.
I suspect this with the postal carrier for our housing area and I know the one that picks up mail for my office doesn't come every day. either
 
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After getting an optimistic phone call earlier this afternoon, I once again got a robocall from Mesa Public Schools informing me that schools will remain closed again tomorrow.

We're up to a whole week without school at this point. The ones who are lagging is the legislature, who are haggling over the budget.
 
We made it through the scary parts of getting a loan to get a house, found a place we fell in love with, but we won't be able to afford until July. And predictably, even though we're willing to pay asking price, the seller is more interested in someone who can pay less now than more later, so we're not getting the place. For me, I accepted it was a long-shot. For Julie, it's more of a struggle because she got her heart set on it, and worse, people at work don't seem to grasp that yes, someone can really want a condo instead of a townhouse.

(This one was wonderful in so many ways, but the best feature is that it was tucked sort of below street level, so was pretty private.)

So they're telling her things like "you still haven't found the one you're meant to have." It's wishy-washy and feels like they're trying to brush aside how she's disappointed. Yes, we will find another place, but that doesn't mean missing out on this one sucks any less.
 
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We made it through the scary parts of getting a loan to get a house, found a place we fell in love with, but we won't be able to afford until July. And predictably, even though we're willing to pay asking price, the seller is more interested in someone who can pay less now than more later, so we're not getting the place. For me, I accepted it was a long-shot. For Julie, it's more of a struggle because she got her heart set on it, and worse, people at work don't seem to grasp that yes, someone can really want a condo instead of a townhouse.

(This one was wonderful in so many ways, but the best feature is that it was tucked sort of below street level, so was pretty private.)

So they're telling her things like "you still haven't found the one you're meant to have." It's wishy-washy and feels like they're trying to brush aside how she's disappointed. Yes, we will find another place, but that doesn't mean missing out on this one sucks any less.
I hate when people say things like that when I’m upset about something. That or “It was meant to be”. Grrr.

I’m sorry that you didn’t get your home.

I came on here for what now seems super whiny...I can’t stay awake to finish my art show pieces. I keep falling asleep. I just woke up four hours later. Why can’t I stay awake for a few days to finish up? Tomorrow, after I turn them in, I can sleep. So frustrating.

My rose is almost done and my other one is like 75%??

Stressful. I need to draw more consistently all year and then pick a few to show each year rather than rush to complete a few at the lat minute.
 
I hate when people say things like that when I’m upset about something. That or “It was meant to be”. Grrr.

I’m sorry that you didn’t get your home.

I came on here for what now seems super whiny...I can’t stay awake to finish my art show pieces. I keep falling asleep. I just woke up four hours later. Why can’t I stay awake for a few days to finish up? Tomorrow, after I turn them in, I can sleep. So frustrating.

My rose is almost done and my other one is like 75%??

Stressful. I need to draw more consistently all year and then pick a few to show each year rather than rush to complete a few at the lat minute.
After giving you so much trouble with sleep, NOW it wants you to drop off unconscious?

Some days we need to look in the mirror and go "It's treason, then."
 
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We made it through the scary parts of getting a loan to get a house, found a place we fell in love with, but we won't be able to afford until July. And predictably, even though we're willing to pay asking price, the seller is more interested in someone who can pay less now than more later, so we're not getting the place. For me, I accepted it was a long-shot. For Julie, it's more of a struggle because she got her heart set on it, and worse, people at work don't seem to grasp that yes, someone can really want a condo instead of a townhouse.

(This one was wonderful in so many ways, but the best feature is that it was tucked sort of below street level, so was pretty private.)

So they're telling her things like "you still haven't found the one you're meant to have." It's wishy-washy and feels like they're trying to brush aside how she's disappointed. Yes, we will find another place, but that doesn't mean missing out on this one sucks any less.
That sucks, I'm sorry you didn't get your first choice. We're still smarting a little from not getting our first choice home, even though we love the one we bought. That first home is still on the market, btw, I swear they're going to find at least one body under that stupid little shed addition that the owner won't allow anyone to tear down so it'll finance.
 
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We have ants. I found their ingress/egress path in the kitchen and sprayed it down with some clove and cottonseed oil based anti-pest soap, and left a nasty little pile of kosher salt laced with isopropyl alcohol behind as a barrier to immediate reinfestation, but I'm probably going to have to call an exterminator to really deal with this. Orkin seems to be popular in the area, or at least I see their trucks around frequently (I don't imagine we're the only ones with ants).
 
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Spreading diatomaceous earth (food grade) near entry/exit areas has been a decently effective (and cheap) method for my house, along with delayed-action ant poison (the type in pet-safe enclosures), and regular spraying of the house's foundation/perimeter with one of those homeguard solutions. We've also caulked any cracks we've seen ants use.

Haven't had ants in a good while, fingers crossed, and the total cost's been cheaper than what exterminators quoted us.
 
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I found that a combination of cat flea powder and diatomaceous earth worked really well the one and only time I had a problem.

—Patrick
 
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We have resolved a lot of the ant problem using caulk. Finding where they enter, caulking it up (clear caulk between the baseboards and the kitchen floor and wall, for instance), and then waiting until they reappear, finding their path, and caulking it up.

It takes a long time, but seems to be more permanent than other solutions.

In carpeted areas it would require pulling up the carpet a little at the floor/wall joint to seal gaps, and you may even find them crawling through joints in the subfloor, so it's much more challenging in carpeted areas, but over time even that's do-able.
 
We have resolved a lot of the ant problem using caulk. Finding where they enter, caulking it up (clear caulk between the baseboards and the kitchen floor and wall, for instance), and then waiting until they reappear, finding their path, and caulking it up.

It takes a long time, but seems to be more permanent than other solutions.

In carpeted areas it would require pulling up the carpet a little at the floor/wall joint to seal gaps, and you may even find them crawling through joints in the subfloor, so it's much more challenging in carpeted areas, but over time even that's do-able.
Our ants will burrow or eat their way through the caulk. So you definitely need either the right kind of caulk or the right kind of ants.
 
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We just let spiders be when we see them (as long as they don't start putting up webs in the house) and they tend to eat the ants and solve the problem for us.
 
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Our ants will burrow or eat their way through the caulk. So you definitely need either the right kind of caulk or the right kind of ants.
In our location in Michigan we have teeny tiny little black ants, and after two years they haven't chewed through the kitchen caulk. I guess I'll find out eventually, but an every two year application is probably better than an every year or twice a year extermination project.
 
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We seem to have the teeny tiny little black variety so far, so I'll go the caulk/spray/etc. route rather than spend money on a professional - I already have the pet-safe soap, a spray for outdoor barrier establishment, and a good idea of where they're coming in (the many, many areas where they're probably coming in). I'll need to find something rated for heat exposure, though, as their main path into the kitchen is behind the vent hood, between the sheet metal and the wall.
 
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Got some Trader Joe's ghost pepper potato chips. Now I didn't actually expect them to be crazy spicy, but I did expect them to be hotter than, say, Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
 
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Got some Trader Joe's ghost pepper potato chips. Now I didn't actually expect them to be crazy spicy, but I did expect them to be hotter than, say, Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
They're very bursty, as in it hits quickly and then fades fast. I think they were going a bit conservative.

--Patrick
 
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Had a thumb-sized bumblebee in our house today.
Caught and released him.
...but he was doing that excessive grooming thing that makes me wonder if he isn't parasitized. Sigh.

--Patrick
 
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