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Hey kids! How was your day? 😁 (Part 11)

Anyanka Bunny Slayer

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I've had an interesting weekend. Friday night, I lost my temper in a major way. Usually when a bunch of people and their kids hang out by near my window, I either ignore them...or blast music. I RARELY get vocal, because I have a nasty temper. I try to focus on other things when I'm really mad.

Friday night, I was pretty high and feeling great. Suddenly, I heard loud, sustained screaming from several kids. They were playing. One actually had a toy drum, and started whacking it with toy drumsticks. Mind you, they were about five feet from my window. I REALLY TRIED TO IGNORE IT. The parents were out there, laughing and talking. I waited to see if they'd do something about the seven screaming brats. They did nothing. So, I finally went out there. (Picture a tall girl wearing a pajama top, leggings, flip flops, smoking a cigarette, with a demonic look on her face) I NEVER swear at children, but THIS time I did. I can't repeat what I said here. They ran. The parents stopped chatting with each other...I could tell that one of them (a guy!) really wanted to come over and say something to me. I just stared at him...overmedicated, and completely hostile. He stayed where he was. 😂 After a few minutes, they took their spawn to another area.

On a less evil note, I actually went next door to inform my other neighbour that my music would be really loud for 30-45 minute. And I gave her a box of See's truffles. She was shocked and so happy. That felt good. I'd prefer to be nice to people, really. I just have a short fuse, and when people CONTINUALLY do things that they KNOW pisses me off, I become incredibly unpleasant. 😈

At the moment, the children and their parents are in another area....far away from me. The moral of the story is. Sometimes you just have to release that inner demon. Because many times, people only understand things when you go off on them.
 
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Octavia

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This is one of those silent migraines. So sick, but no exploding head pain, so it's not as bad as it could be. Gotta stop clenching my jaw or i'll break my teeth.

I couldn't make the drive to the city so went to the co op instead. Man that hurt. Spent over $100 on barely a week's food, and the veg is all on the verge of going off. The drive home in a hot car didn't help it, the esky was too heavy to take. I jammed my pinkie finger under the water bottles in the trolly and now it's swollen, so no music playing for a while :(

I sorta wished i had just got junk food instead cos almost all of what i bought will be going in the slow cooker once i stop feeling like im gonna spew. Its such a rip off. Junk is far cheaper.

It was funny to go to the bakery though, it's suddenly staffed by clean cut cheery backpackers with fancy hair cuts, instead of the usual fat cranky ladies with tacky Bali braids. When i stopped to get fuel, a car full of backpackers with surf boards on the roof pulled up behind me. I realise it was not a bad choice to avoid the coast. Harvest starts this week and it is a perfect "welcome to the country" beach day before work starts. Its amazing how the atmosphere and population changes. The businesses avoid hiring aussies cos backpackers run on cheaper rates so there are a few agro people who've lost hours to cheaper employees, now sellIng meth (to backpackers lol).

One of my mates is super stressed with her kid and I think i've said all the wrong things to her today. New mums makes difficult friends but I wish I could help calm her (the mum, not the kid, the kid is fine).
 

Taake

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Pretty great! I was really worried about taking another course with a teacher that I feel like I've done nothing but butt heads with for the past ten weeks… then I sent in my final assignment and he was all "oh I've been meaning to let you know that I'm enormously impressed with your work, you work at an extraordinarily high level" and other nice things that made my head grow about ten sizes.

Of course, immediately after I felt like my final assignment did not live up to that praise and now there is pressure to live up to that praise in the coming course. So, my head shrunk to its normal size again. I'm still very pleased beause at least he wasn't like "ugh, can't wait for you to get out of my courses, you're such a pain" which, to be honest, he would've been justified in feeling after ten weeks of arguing with me.
 

nightshade

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I've been ringing around all our suppliers as the roads are closed here tomorrow. Closed all day, and Prince Charles will probably only be here for 5 minutes.
 

Ethan Reigns

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I had my first driving lesson, and I don't think cars and I get on very well.
You learned to walk once ( I presume) and that usually doesn't go well for a while. Don't expect to master it right away. At some point, it's like typing or playing a musical instrument - it stops being something you have to stay on top of and you can just relax and drive with everything becoming second nature. Expect it to get better as time goes on.

I learned to drive on a 1963 Oldsmobile that was 214 inches long (well over 17 feet) and seemed to be almost as wide as a lane in traffic. A standard road lane is eleven feet wide and I believe the car was six feet wide (anything over 77 inches needs the five truck lights over the windshield - three in the centre and two on either side of the roof). The Oldsmobile had drum brakes all around so if you were trying to stop from the 70 mph highway speed, by the time you got down to 50 mph it felt like someone had buttered the drums. There were no seatbelts. The car was as large as a modern full-size pickup truck. It had pavement-wrinkling torque and a front weight bias that made winter driving a real-life horror movie.

The first car I bought for myself was a Triumph Spitfire, a sports car with a 4-speed manual transmission. Learning to coordinate clutch and shifting was difficult at first but I practiced on an exhibition parking lot so I could double-clutch up and down through the gears with no damage because I was on a sheet of ice and it was impossible to put an excessive load on the transmission - above a certain torque, the wheels would break loose and keep from overloading the transmission.

This seems to be a millennial thing - when I was a teenager, your driver's licence was a rite of passage that counted almost as much as having the right romantic partner. Now it seems like millennials don't like to drive. Or date.
 

Octavia

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Now it seems like millennials don't like to drive. Or date.
I like to drive! Much more than I like dating. Get enough of handsy men (and women) on a night out drinking.

Although sometimes I wonder if I really count as a millennial, cos it was the 80's here until 1998. I always got on better with older sisters age group anyway, maybe cos I preferred their choice in music and was still wearing her bright yellow flares in 2000?
 

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I wasn't going to reply to this but, I haven't been referred to as a kid for ages er a couple of years!
 

Anyanka Bunny Slayer

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I've gathered together a lot of different food, and arranging my table like a buffet. Pizza, fried chicken, a burrito, macaroni and cheese, chips, French onion dip, and popcorn. I'm not even hungry yet. 😂 But it's fun to LOOK at the spread. Eventually, I'll take a few bites of each thing...maybe. I feel my mind leaning towards that ever present eating disorder...that's not good, but oh well.

I'm staring at a huge slice of thick crust pizza with the works and EXTRA cheese!!! Also smoking and watching Metalocalypse. I WILL eat something I think. Just not right now. I haven't eaten since last night....I like the feeling of having a completely empty stomach. Its habit. But I'm pretty sure I'm going to scarf down SOMETHING tonight. Pizza. Pizza. Pizza.
 

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My house has had an eventful year and it continued with my oven breaking, on my anniversary too. Sigh. I now I have a new oven after 2 days without one. Hopefully I can get to Christmas without anything else playing up. Come on Santa, don't be a prick.
 

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I woke up to an alert on my phone that I could pick up my package at the nearby postal service/grocery store - yay! I ordered these two things just a few days ago (Friday, probably, or Saturday) but that's the beauty of ordering from Danish websites, lol.

I got my next Funko!Pop (can you guess who it is? :D)

And this awesome wallet, which is slightly bigger than my old Jack Skellington one which means my phone will finally fit into it!


I am also binging every single video off this YouTube channel that I stumbled over (I may or may not have a tiny - huge - crush on her) and trying to force myself to write, even though it never comes out very good when I do that.

My day started very late today, though (woke up at just before 3 in the afternoon) but so far it's been good :)
 

nightshade

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The morning was quiet, roads all closed for the royal visit, but it did pick up after they opened the roads.
I need to get new insoles for my boots, but the foam ones never last long. So I got to research into different ones.
I plan on making a Christmas card or two this evening, but we'll see!
 
Professor Walsh
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I read "I plan on making a Christmas card with two [insoles] this evening." That's it, I'm cslling it a day!

Octavia

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My sleep pattern is just gone. Waiting for the sun to come up now so i can water the garden. I dread watering the garden. Its not so bad if I do it in little bits, but to do it all by hand takes 2 hours and then i am stuffed for the rest of the day. Oh well, this is life now. Better tap into that acceptance therapy training lol. Im too physically weak to move homes again. Relating big time to the 80 year old neighbours lol. Trapped, but thankful it's in such a pretty part of the world.

I tried to cut ties with my step family. And now they think I should be treated for autism :rolleyes:... How many labels do i need? It doesn't stop the fact that they are arseholes and i react to that. (Oooh super impressed that the magic wand keyboard got that word right the first time!). Anyway, pretty sure i don't have autism. Just brain damage. So glad i have the internet. Net connection is definitely better in the country :D

I gotta pick some limes today to take to the pub. And let the ducks into the back yard to hunt for snails. I am not sure I will get all I want planted out for the summer season. I might keep my focus to herbs instead of veggies cos my neighbour has that very under control. I dunno if he'll want some slow cooked lamb... Always feel weirder about swapping cooking over fresh stuff.
 

Octavia

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I had a coffee today. I thought it might help loosen my neck up. Not so, but its not as bad as it was after my walk. Coffee just made me fart really loud and I'm glad i was the only one at the park so no one else heard it.

I took a few pics around town today. My phone camera only works half the time. It occurred to me that i should document my garden more. I am so pleased with the pasture i grew this year. What a huge difference from the toxic sandpit it was!

Looks like i am breeding lady bugs in the garden. There were dozens in the hedges that i trimmed and the other night i found one hitching a ride on Anyas back :D so so cute. I really like how much biodiversity is in my yard. I swear, you could bring kids in for an insect field trip and find more life here than anywhere else in town. I haven't counted how many species of plants and animals i have but i think i would impress myself. If i ever get a new phone/tablet i will do better documentation. It's way too hard and frustrating on this broken thing. (Probably partly why my neck felt so bad after the walk!)

I haven't seen the frogs in a while, not had any mice, so i suspect there may be a snake around. Something big moved under my front hedges today but i didn't see what it was and it might have just been a lizard.

Harvest has started and town is alive. The change is dramatic. I have definitely gone soft living here. It's another world.
 

nightshade

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My mother is being odd, she messaged me today, requesting that we go to see a murder mystery play at the local theatre, ok I don't mind plays, now she's saying let's go to a murder mystery night, with others. I can't work out if she's planning on killing me, bankrupting me or just make me socialise.
 
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