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GasBandit

Staff member
I usually have a pre-made protein shake for breakfast. This morning I took it with me in the car on my way to work at a client site.

Nothing like getting a great big mouthful of spoiled dairy product to start your day.:puke:
 
Im not sleeping well. Combination of pain/stress/general weirdness of the situation. So, I stay up far too late playing violent video games and get up early to work alone in creepy silence.
 
Work related whine.

I'm actually enjoying doing the worship-y parts of my job on-line.
But it hurts so much to see all these other churches, with, you know, budgets and staff with better production values post their "first try" and it's just so much nicer looking than anything I could hope to produce on my own, with no staff support and no budget. And hearing these best practices about having a second person record... pretty much anything (music, prayers, scripture), and having another person moderate chat while streaming... I can't do any of that. I'm a one woman show. With a crappy used webcam. And one screen. Who before all this started was being told that due to budget issues, would probably be having her hours reduced soon.

And I want to do my job well. And I DO do my job well. But I'm so limited in what I can do because I have absolutely no personnel support and very little tech support.

I wish I could be better. And somehow do the work of three people at the same time, while presenting a polished service.

Blah.
 
And I want to do my job well. And I DO do my job well. But I'm so limited in what I can do because I have absolutely no personnel support and very little tech support.

I wish I could be better. And somehow do the work of three people at the same time, while presenting a polished service.

Blah.
Just remember this guy:


--Patrick
 
Work related whine.

I'm actually enjoying doing the worship-y parts of my job on-line.
But it hurts so much to see all these other churches, with, you know, budgets and staff with better production values post their "first try" and it's just so much nicer looking than anything I could hope to produce on my own, with no staff support and no budget. And hearing these best practices about having a second person record... pretty much anything (music, prayers, scripture), and having another person moderate chat while streaming... I can't do any of that. I'm a one woman show. With a crappy used webcam. And one screen. Who before all this started was being told that due to budget issues, would probably be having her hours reduced soon.

And I want to do my job well. And I DO do my job well. But I'm so limited in what I can do because I have absolutely no personnel support and very little tech support.

I wish I could be better. And somehow do the work of three people at the same time, while presenting a polished service.

Blah.
You’re putting in an exceptional effort and I really hope they see that.
 

GasBandit

Staff member
Bet you're glad they didn't take inspiration for that awful hold music video.

--Patrick
Their hold music was only 1 minute 30 seconds (their marketing jingle I think)... then "Your call is important to us, please hold the line" and then the same 1:30 song again.

For over an hour before I gave up.
 
Tangentially related.

I had to go to Emerg this morning to get my knee/leg checked out because it hurts like hell, is swollen and hot and I think/thought I have/had a blood clot. Thus, needs seeing to.

I have never seen that Emergency department so quiet. It's always a complete zoo. But this morning there was no one in the waiting room, no wait for triage, maybe a 5 minute wait for registration (I think the nurse was on her break), and no wait at all to see a primary care nurse. Bit a wait on the doc, and I go back for an ultrasound in an hour and a half (so I went home and will return for that appointment).

I asked the primary care nurse how they were doing, and he said they're doing really well, and that people are staying home.
This encourages me greatly.

Also, I overheard the triage nurse talking to a coworker saying "It's amazing how all those stomach pains just went away."
Update!
Guess who has a significant blood clot in their right leg?!?!?

Ug. It's "superficial" so not DVT (yay!) but it still friggin hurts and I have to be on blood thinners for the next 3.5 months.
 
Oh that's right, you said it wasn't DVT.
Still, that's practically the "Aloha!" of the medical profession.

--Patrick
A couple years back, after I got surgery on my nose to deal with my chronic sinusitus, every time I went back for a follow-up, my ENT surgeon would tell me I needed to exercise more.

Granted, I definitely do need more exercise, but my first instinct was to think that my level of activity is not necessarily relevant to the state of my nose.
 
I'm about to come across as a complete psycho, but I don't give a shit. I'm coming to realize how therapeutic I found being a butcher. How much I miss running my razor sharp knife through fat seams and how a whole (half, or quarter) of an animal would come apart perfectly. Each animal was a puzzle that I took apart and what was left was a beautiful end product that most people love. I miss it so much right now. I had complete control over everything around me while I was working. I was damn good at it too.

FUCK.
 
I'm about to come across as a complete psycho, but I don't give a shit. I'm coming to realize how therapeutic I found being a butcher. How much I miss running my razor sharp knife through fat seams and how a whole (half, or quarter) of an animal would come apart perfectly. Each animal was a puzzle that I took apart and what was left was a beautiful end product that most people love. I miss it so much right now. I had complete control over everything around me while I was working. I was damn good at it too.

FUCK.
I get a certain satisfaction when I take apart an animal well in the kitchen, so I know the feeling. But, for similar reasons, I don't really mention it to the fam
 
Me: Feeling a little depressed, but sleeping.

Brain: I know! Let's have a dream involving your old middle school bullies that wakes you up in the middle of the night, forcing you to wake up and not get back to sleep.

Thanks Brain. Thanks a bunch.
 

Dave

Staff member
Jesus Christ I saw this and thought he'd died.

I was thinking more:
 

GasBandit

Staff member
My attempts to fix my dandelion problem with poison have yielded mixed results. and by mixed results I mean some of the dandelions took the application of poison as inspiration to grow into 4-ft tall Eldritch abominations.

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Lawn mower for size comparison. And yes I assure you those are dandelions.
 
Those are most definitely NOT dandelions (they're probably hawksbeard--dandelions only ever have one flower per stem).
Good luck taming them since you didn't nip 'em before they went to seed, though.

--Patrick
 
I'm gaining weight like a mother fucker right now. No gym to go to, outside is a skating rink of glass like ice, etc and I've been eating like an asshole. None of it is an excuse, but I'm definitely using junk food as an emotional crutch right now. Also, I waited too long to get a haircut and now I have a mangy scraggly head that there's no clear way for me to tame without just shaving my head.

Stupid.
 
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