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

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You mean, how long does it take to get sick from E.Coli right? Around 24-72 hours, I believe.
The time that it takes for the bugs to get through your system (about 12-24hrs) plus the time it takes for them to bloom in your intestines (depends on how hospitable your gut is for them, and how large a colony you swallowed).

--Patrick
 
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Stomach has settled. Thank the gods it wasn't e.Coli, once was more than enough. Withdrawing from caffeine like a motherfucker though. Realized that in the past 2 days I was probably skating pretty close to the edge of that 500mg per day danger zone.
 
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Broke down, talked to my wife. Long chat, lots of feels, we are well and truly two fucked up individuals.

She asked me out on a date tomorrow. Not sure.
 
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This upper respiratory thing has yet to decide if it wants to go away or become full blown. I've got a barely sore throat, hoarse voice, headache, and malaise. My nose isn't stuffy or runny. I'm not coughing up a lung. My temperature is slightly elevated but not a fever. I feel like crap. I'M TIRED OF FEELING LIKE CRAP!! :(
 
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If I can dive a little deeper into this; it's because I feel completely and utterly shattered - no ego, no confidence, no esteem, nothing.
FWIW, I wasn't kidding with my statement. At all. If you both end up liking who you were each revealed to be as opposed to who you pretend to be (that face you show the world, your "personal avatars" if you will), then comfort and trust will grow. You are both fragile and off-balance right now, so may I suggest y'all both go into it just as people? Not as husband/wife, man/woman, predator/prey, performer/audience, nor lawyer/client, but just as people. Shaken people, certainly, but still people. Determine whether those people could have a worthwhile future together over the course of how these people act around one another.

Best of luck to you both, and may whatever you both discover/choose be the healthiest possible outcome for each of you.

--Patrick
 

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People on facebook that bitch about Valentines day are 1000x more annoying than people who post about their loved one.
People who post about their loved one don't annoy me. I actually like to see people talking about the nice stuff their SOs have done.

What bugs me about valentines day are the huge floods of generic Valentine's related content on nearly every information source. Commercials, fan-art, jokes, food, top ten lists... tons of stuff suddenly becomes themed around love and relationships and it really sucks to be alone, not want to be alone and have no prospects for not being alone.

So yeah, happy couples feel free to talk about how wonderful your relationship is, but make it personal. I wish the world at large would stop with the mass flood of "everything in the world must be romance themed" shit.
 
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I'm with you figmentPez. The one that really got me was the email I got last night telling me that the perfect romantic gift for Valentine's Day is a gift subscription to Hulu Plus.
 
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FWIW, I wasn't kidding with my statement. At all. If you both end up liking who you were each revealed to be as opposed to who you pretend to be (that face you show the world, your "personal avatars" if you will), then comfort and trust will grow. You are both fragile and off-balance right now, so may I suggest y'all both go into it just as people? Not as husband/wife, man/woman, predator/prey, performer/audience, nor lawyer/client, but just as people. Shaken people, certainly, but still people. Determine whether those people could have a worthwhile future together over the course of how these people act around one another.

Best of luck to you both, and may whatever you both discover/choose be the healthiest possible outcome for each of you.

--Patrick
Yeah, it all made sense. I laughed because it was so simple and right.
 
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This upper respiratory thing has yet to decide if it wants to go away or become full blown. I've got a barely sore throat, hoarse voice, headache, and malaise. My nose isn't stuffy or runny. I'm not coughing up a lung. My temperature is slightly elevated but not a fever. I feel like crap. I'M TIRED OF FEELING LIKE CRAP!! :(
That's been me, off and on, for the last couple weeks. I know that feel
 

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I don't get scientists who write intentionally obscurely. You can feel their self-congratulatory obfuscation in the way they write, like they think they're earning bonus Science Points for writing in some dense, dry prose. I mean, a journal article should be "just the facts, ma'am", but you don't have to make it intentionally difficult. Same thing goes for lectures. I am tired of conference talks where the speaker is so deep in his/her jargon that even their closest colleagues have no idea what they're talking about. Some of them do it on purpose, because I think they think it makes their point more intellectual if they confuse the audience. In some ways they're right--it does come off that way, but you also come off as a little douchey and you lose your opportunity to communicate your idea. P.S. if it sucked so bad you have to bury it in jargon and equations, maybe it wasn't really worth presenting?
 
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I don't get scientists who write intentionally obscurely. You can feel their self-congratulatory obfuscation in the way they write, like they think they're earning bonus Science Points for writing in some dense, dry prose. I mean, a journal article should be "just the facts, ma'am", but you don't have to make it intentionally difficult. Same thing goes for lectures. I am tired of conference talks where the speaker is so deep in his/her jargon that even their closest colleagues have no idea what they're talking about. Some of them do it on purpose, because I think they think it makes their point more intellectual if they confuse the audience. In some ways they're right--it does come off that way, but you also come off as a little douchey and you lose your opportunity to communicate your idea. P.S. if it sucked so bad you have to bury it in jargon and equations, maybe it wasn't really worth presenting?
I need to remember to reply to this at length.
 
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... they think it makes their point more intellectual if they confuse the audience. In some ways they're right--it does come off that way, but you also come off as a little douchey and you lose your opportunity to communicate your idea. P.S. if it sucked so bad you have to bury it in jargon and equations, maybe it wasn't really worth presenting?
I have already read way too many journal articles like this.
 
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I don't get scientists who write intentionally obscurely. You can feel their self-congratulatory obfuscation in the way they write, like they think they're earning bonus Science Points for writing in some dense, dry prose. I mean, a journal article should be "just the facts, ma'am", but you don't have to make it intentionally difficult. Same thing goes for lectures. I am tired of conference talks where the speaker is so deep in his/her jargon that even their closest colleagues have no idea what they're talking about. Some of them do it on purpose, because I think they think it makes their point more intellectual if they confuse the audience. In some ways they're right--it does come off that way, but you also come off as a little douchey and you lose your opportunity to communicate your idea. P.S. if it sucked so bad you have to bury it in jargon and equations, maybe it wasn't really worth presenting?
Before I got my current job I had several short term contracts for Microsoft's Technology Academic Policy Center, where I had the dubious honor of searching the web for specific articles, legal journals, court case notes, and blog posts by IP lawyers and specialists, grabbing the public links to them, creating profiles for the authors, and attempting to summarize the articles into a one paragraph summary. Believe me when I say "I feel ya, man."
 
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