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Title: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on November 25, 2008, 10:54:39 pm
So?  How are you?  Tell us what's up with yourselves.  It's good to get to know our Forum members and what they are doing and stuff.   I'll go first.
I am done decorating the house for Christmas.  I am waiting patiently for my "host" College to arrange with my "closest proximity" college to arrange for my final exam.  So a bit edgy on this.  I wish they would make it snappy. 
Other than this, tired. 

How are YOU guys feeling today?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on November 26, 2008, 06:15:18 am
Finally Xmas is arriving becuse I'm really tired,I'm working a lot and I want to relax.
I ONLY NEED TO RELAX MYSELF,not to think to much about the rest and HAVE A GOOD TIME   :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on November 26, 2008, 10:40:28 am
I'm sick :( But I need to prepare a presentation about Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante défunte" for tomorrow. And my roommate listens to the Wiggles in an incredible volume  ::) I'm going to die by auditive intoxication.... :o I really do need earplugs *searchs everywhere for them*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: yeshua4 on November 28, 2008, 03:43:28 pm
doing well...listening to DT instrumentals all day at work via youtube 1.5 hour compilation.  Other than missing JLB's voice, it is a sweet hour and a half of musical ecstacy


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Andie1928 on November 30, 2008, 07:51:27 pm
doing well...listening to DT instrumentals all day at work via youtube 1.5 hour compilation.  Other than missing JLB's voice, it is a sweet hour and a half of musical ecstacy

I found that, too, and love it!! I put it on for my background music when I'm doing things around the house when I want a change from the radio & CDs.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Andie1928 on November 30, 2008, 07:57:52 pm
Been a little tired this weekend. I guess because of trying to get things done. I didn't even feel like going to the grocery store today. I'll go tomorrow when I get by the post office because I plan on getting my Christmas cards done tonight, and get them mailed off. There's a town called Christmas about 20 minutes from here and I try to get over there and mail them off from there. Not only is there the Christmas postmark, but they have ink stamps that you can put on the envelopes. Whenever I go there, there's always a crowd of people at the table to do that. Hope there isn't a long wait when I go there!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on December 01, 2008, 08:26:35 am
Worried...very worried about my mom..she's in a lot of pain for a week now caused by inflammation of nerves in her left side head/face.. :'( No medication/antibiotics have helped so far.
I just pray the pain will disappear soon  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on December 01, 2008, 09:38:56 am
@ Andie - I have to apologize.  I just realized now by your sig who you are.  So sorry, hon.  Great to see you have signed in again though!

@ lutima - Prayers for healing for your mom sent you way, Caroline.   :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on December 01, 2008, 01:25:06 pm
Thanks Donna  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dargor on December 02, 2008, 10:15:17 am
Best wishes to your mother! 

I am fine today... just a bit tired. I got a new assignment from my boss, a new article... Interesting!  (Caroline: it's about Guus Hiddink ;))


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: yeshua4 on December 02, 2008, 10:35:27 am
being a miser (sp?) has finally paid off.  we have driven junker cars for years, and been saving up money in the meantime.  I was able to buy a convertible this weekend and my wife got an almost new mini-van.  yahoo!  and I had money leftover to put a nice mp3 player/speakers in it.  come to lubbock this summer and we can tote around town with our hair in the wind, jammin' to DT


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on December 02, 2008, 02:13:14 pm
Best wishes to your mother! 

I am fine today... just a bit tired. I got a new assignment from my boss, a new article... Interesting!  (Caroline: it's about Guus Hiddink ;))

Thanks Martijn..
Guus Hiddink ? Ok, my boys would like to know what that article is about ;), we're huge fans of him !

BTW, Welcome to your new forum James :D  8)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dargor on December 02, 2008, 02:41:42 pm
Best wishes to your mother! 

I am fine today... just a bit tired. I got a new assignment from my boss, a new article... Interesting!  (Caroline: it's about Guus Hiddink ;))

Thanks Martijn..
Guus Hiddink ? Ok, my boys would like to know what that article is about ;), we're huge fans of him !

BTW, Welcome to your new forum James :D  8)

It's for the Voetbal International Christmas-special... It's the story of his life, but then written in a more 'literal' way with some facts and details people haven't read yet. I'm not the first one to write about him, so the challenge is to make something original... I've to make a selection. I will try to make it a really nice and original story!  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on December 02, 2008, 03:22:34 pm
Really ? Is this just this one article or do you normally write for Voetbal International ? Two of my boys read it and get the magazine from their neighbor besides them being huge PSV supporters, so we'll read it eventually  ;)
Good luck !


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dargor on December 02, 2008, 04:31:38 pm
Really ? Is this just this one article or do you normally write for Voetbal International ? Two of my boys read it and get the magazine from their neighbor besides them being huge PSV supporters, so we'll read it eventually  ;)
Good luck !

I write for VI once every 3-4 weeks or so, it depends... Last one was two weeks ago, about Harry Redknapp, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on December 05, 2008, 10:45:26 am
A bit anxious, really.  I have my final exam for my "Understanding Medical Tests" course Monday.  I am at the point where I just want to get it over with.   :-\  I know it's open book, but I still get a bit worked up.   :o ::) :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on December 06, 2008, 03:11:12 am
A bit anxious, really.  I have my final exam for my "Understanding Medical Tests" course Monday.  I am at the point where I just want to get it over with.   :-\  I know it's open book, but I still get a bit worked up.   :o ::) :P

I'll cross my fingers for  you, Donna ! You'll do fine  :)
Good luck  ;)

*hug*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on December 07, 2008, 03:19:17 pm
Oh my, I'm totally confused.
I'm happy because I had a wonderful weekend with my roommate in Lyon (we stayed at a friend's).
But I'm also very very sad that I had to go already today, because she has got uni tomorrow ::) and tomorrow will be the "fête de la lumière" where it has a huge fireworks and lights everywhere (they thank Maria every year for protecting the town against the pest)
And actually, there's my friend who confused me, as he kissed me goodbye :-\ What shall I do now? I'm helplessly confused as he's got a girlfriend and never talked to me about love or an affair. Guys ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: karpatisz on December 08, 2008, 04:55:51 am
I'm so sleepy and not really want to go to teach to the music shool  :'(, but a good point in may day : I've won from Ebay the Japanese 1st press edition of DT's A Chage Of Seasons.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: yeshua4 on December 08, 2008, 12:04:18 pm
congrats!  that sounds nice.
I am tired too...couldn't sleep at first, then woke up at 6am and couldn't go back again.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Flemming on December 08, 2008, 01:28:09 pm
I'm so sleepy and not really want to go to teach to the music shool  :'(, but a good point in may day : I've won from Ebay the Japanese 1st press edition of DT's A Chage Of Seasons.  ;D

Congrats !!!
I won the Scenes From A Memory, japanese with sticker. ;)
These japanase releases just looks so much better than the european releases IMO.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: JPM7stringfan on December 08, 2008, 09:28:47 pm
Finally got to finish soldering the wire harness in place for the new pickup in my Jackson!

Other than that, not much. Gonna snow tonight and tomorrow.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on December 09, 2008, 05:16:13 am
So Donna, how did your exam go ?

I feel kind of grateful...I got a PM today from someone I hadn't heard of for a looong time  8)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on December 09, 2008, 09:46:56 am
Thanks Caroline!  I think I did okay, but it was the longest exam I think I ever wrote - 3 hrs! 
The important thing is, it's over, and out of the way, and I can now concentrate on my fav time of year - Christmas!!!!
However, I am fighting a flu / cold / virus / something like that since yesterday.  Yes, this is how I wrote the exam...feeling sick.  I took a Neo Citron drink last night, and thankfully, it knocked me out at 10pm and I got a good night's sleep. 

Let's hope I can beat whatever it is.   ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: yeshua4 on December 09, 2008, 10:52:09 am
hope you get to feeling better, that is never fun


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on January 02, 2009, 04:50:22 pm
sad: I've got a typist's neuritis and a concert in 3 weeks
happy: my iPod works again, I found out why it didn't work for 1 1/2 years! ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dargor on January 02, 2009, 05:03:38 pm
sad: I've got a typist's neuritis and a concert in 3 weeks
happy: my iPod works again, I found out why it didn't work for 1 1/2 years! ;D

The batteries were empty?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on January 03, 2009, 02:56:44 pm
sad: I've got a typist's neuritis and a concert in 3 weeks
happy: my iPod works again, I found out why it didn't work for 1 1/2 years! ;D

The batteries were empty?

my notebook didn't noticed that my iPod was connected to it. Batteries were NEVER empty and the iPod worked on every other pc than mine... although it went very well at the beginning... I tought my notebook now to say "hello" to my iPod and accept it ;) (I know, I'll be a GOOD teacher one day)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Bleu LaBrie on February 03, 2009, 02:16:49 pm
Oh my, I'm totally confused.
I'm happy because I had a wonderful weekend with my roommate in Lyon (we stayed at a friend's).
But I'm also very very sad that I had to go already today, because she has got uni tomorrow ::) and tomorrow will be the "fête de la lumière" where it has a huge fireworks and lights everywhere (they thank Maria every year for protecting the town against the pest)
And actually, there's my friend who confused me, as he kissed me goodbye :-\ What shall I do now? I'm helplessly confused as he's got a girlfriend and never talked to me about love or an affair. Guys ::)

I don't know, was he latino? Cause we use to kiss girls goodbye and viceversa (in the cheek, obviously).


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on February 04, 2009, 05:16:49 pm
Oh my, I'm totally confused.
I'm happy because I had a wonderful weekend with my roommate in Lyon (we stayed at a friend's).
But I'm also very very sad that I had to go already today, because she has got uni tomorrow ::) and tomorrow will be the "fête de la lumière" where it has a huge fireworks and lights everywhere (they thank Maria every year for protecting the town against the pest)
And actually, there's my friend who confused me, as he kissed me goodbye :-\ What shall I do now? I'm helplessly confused as he's got a girlfriend and never talked to me about love or an affair. Guys ::)

I don't know, was he latino? Cause we use to kiss girls goodbye and viceversa (in the cheek, obviously).

He's moroccan. And if it had been a kiss on the cheek, I wouldn't have been confused, as it was in France ;) Actually he hasn't his girlfriend anymore. But if you remember, we talked about exactly this guy... And he's coming in two weeks...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Bleu LaBrie on February 11, 2009, 05:02:28 pm
Oh my, I'm totally confused.
I'm happy because I had a wonderful weekend with my roommate in Lyon (we stayed at a friend's).
But I'm also very very sad that I had to go already today, because she has got uni tomorrow ::) and tomorrow will be the "fête de la lumière" where it has a huge fireworks and lights everywhere (they thank Maria every year for protecting the town against the pest)
And actually, there's my friend who confused me, as he kissed me goodbye :-\ What shall I do now? I'm helplessly confused as he's got a girlfriend and never talked to me about love or an affair. Guys ::)

I don't know, was he latino? Cause we use to kiss girls goodbye and viceversa (in the cheek, obviously).

He's moroccan. And if it had been a kiss on the cheek, I wouldn't have been confused, as it was in France ;) Actually he hasn't his girlfriend anymore. But if you remember, we talked about exactly this guy... And he's coming in two weeks...


Oh, I remember.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dargor on February 20, 2009, 01:51:44 pm
I have applied for a job today... For a communication agency, writing all kinds of texts. Wish me luck!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on February 20, 2009, 02:33:30 pm
Well then....all the best to you, Martjin!

I am nursing a sick little girl.  It's been a week now.  This bug that has her is a nasty one - but it's hours are numbered thanks to ............antibiotics.  I hope they take effect soon.....So we both have cabin fever.  And it's cold outside..that is t3h suck.



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: liquid on February 20, 2009, 03:08:05 pm
I still feel sort of disappointed because a girl I met the other day seems to ignore my suggestion to go out sometime. Too bad, I actually loved her company. A very nice and interesting gal. Cute too.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on February 27, 2009, 11:10:03 am
Not so good but well  ::)

today the subjects were hard and boring  :'(
university sometimes gets hard  :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dargor on February 27, 2009, 02:35:17 pm
I applied for a job I wanted... This morning I saw on their website that they'd found their new writer... and this afternoon I got the standard letter saying they wished me luck in my career. Their loss!  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on February 27, 2009, 06:32:27 pm
Their loss indeed. I'm sure someone else will pick you up as a writer soon enough! :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on March 01, 2009, 06:32:17 am
I'm doing ok! I'm missing my girlfriend cause she went to England yesterday cause she has some business to do and I couldn't come cause I have to work! It's not fair  ::) >:( Anyway it's just for two weeks. I can take it. It ain't forever :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 01, 2009, 12:51:19 pm
When she comes back, it'll feel like two weeks was nothing...I promise. ;) For the past three and a half years that I've been with my fiance, we've seen each other in person for a total of three months, if you add up the little trips we were able to afford to take to visit one another. Every time we see each other, it's as though no time has passed at all. :)

Today, I am feeling...pretty much as I've felt for the past couple of years. Like I don't want to do SHIT. But I'm going to make myself swim 3,000 yards today. Yup. Really, I am.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on March 04, 2009, 04:44:08 am
When she comes back, it'll feel like two weeks was nothing...I promise. ;) For the past three and a half years that I've been with my fiance, we've seen each other in person for a total of three months, if you add up the little trips we were able to afford to take to visit one another. Every time we see each other, it's as though no time has passed at all. :)

Today, I am feeling...pretty much as I've felt for the past couple of years. Like I don't want to do SHIT. But I'm going to make myself swim 3,000 yards today. Yup. Really, I am.


I know it's like that. It definitely feels like two weeks was nothing. I mean it's not the first time she traveled on her own and we're not together....but still I miss her a lot and I can't wait for her to come back. It's not like I'm used to it hehehehehe  ;D :)   :( I guess it's because we're always together so close from the start. Oh my I'm in 7th heaven lol   ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on March 04, 2009, 06:10:40 am
When she comes back, it'll feel like two weeks was nothing...I promise. ;) For the past three and a half years that I've been with my fiance, we've seen each other in person for a total of three months, if you add up the little trips we were able to afford to take to visit one another. Every time we see each other, it's as though no time has passed at all. :)

Today, I am feeling...pretty much as I've felt for the past couple of years. Like I don't want to do SHIT. But I'm going to make myself swim 3,000 yards today. Yup. Really, I am.


I know it's like that. It definitely feels like two weeks was nothing. I mean it's not the first time she traveled on her own and we're not together....but still I miss her a lot and I can't wait for her to come back. It's not like I'm used to it hehehehehe  ;D :)   :( I guess it's because we're always together so close from the start. Oh my I'm in 7th heaven lol   ;D

Lol, Karlo you're so sweet!
I wish I could feel that with my bf. He's LIVING 5 1/2 hours away from me and we see each other every other month ^^ *sigh* You're so lucky!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 04, 2009, 07:03:26 pm
Awww, Karlo is among the ranks of us hopeless romantics. ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on March 06, 2009, 05:21:53 am
When she comes back, it'll feel like two weeks was nothing...I promise. ;) For the past three and a half years that I've been with my fiance, we've seen each other in person for a total of three months, if you add up the little trips we were able to afford to take to visit one another. Every time we see each other, it's as though no time has passed at all. :)

Today, I am feeling...pretty much as I've felt for the past couple of years. Like I don't want to do SHIT. But I'm going to make myself swim 3,000 yards today. Yup. Really, I am.


I know it's like that. It definitely feels like two weeks was nothing. I mean it's not the first time she traveled on her own and we're not together....but still I miss her a lot and I can't wait for her to come back. It's not like I'm used to it hehehehehe  ;D :)   :( I guess it's because we're always together so close from the start. Oh my I'm in 7th heaven lol   ;D

Lol, Karlo you're so sweet!
I wish I could feel that with my bf. He's LIVING 5 1/2 hours away from me and we see each other every other month ^^ *sigh* You're so lucky!

Yes I am but at least you live in the same country. My fiancee is from England. I mean she moved to Croatia and she loves it here but in the begining it was tough. So i know definitely what you mean and how you feel about the travelling thing.  :(  >:( But in the end i do think i'm a bit lucky lol  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on March 06, 2009, 10:17:13 am
same country would be fine... but no, I'm sorry...
He lives in France and Morocco :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on March 08, 2009, 08:24:48 am
same country would be fine... but no, I'm sorry...
He lives in France and Morocco :'(

Oh sorry Eva I didn't know!  :( I thought he's from Germany too. But I know exactly how you feel and how it is to travlel to see your love etc. I hope your love is strong enough to take all of that and if it is it's definitely worth it. I had the same thing and our love was so strong that in the end my girlfriend moved to Croatia for me and now we're even happier. I hope everything will work out for you two too!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on March 08, 2009, 08:26:04 am
Awww, Karlo is among the ranks of us hopeless romantics. ::)

Yeah definitely! Oh no one more hopeless romantic heheh  ::) ;D ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Andie1928 on March 08, 2009, 02:21:52 pm
I really should go see my friend, Shirley. I haven't seen her in a few weeks. I've known her since 7th grade. We talk better face to face than on the phone(if that makes any sense). But I got started doing things around the house. Right now taking a break from the yard work. Just cut down a good portion of this God-awful rubber tree at the corner of my house. Still in the middle of cleaning up the dead leaves but it got a bit warm. So taking a "computer break"



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 08, 2009, 05:51:32 pm
Mood: Meh

after two days of arguing with my parents i finally drove to the Urgent care to get my hand looked up. on Wed i crushed my finger trying to fix my window on my truck. well Saturday i woke up to my finger feeling numb and tingling. today i had enough of my parents brushing me off so i went myself...

i've got Carpel Tunnel apparently...

top that off with my known tendinitis and Raynaud's... I feel like I am falling apart.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on March 14, 2009, 05:55:34 pm
Actually.....Im angry!! I wanna upload my James-picture in the art-thread but I just cant!!

And people...you arent much with help, I dont know much about computers!

"Copy and paiste the link".........WHAT damn link?????

"then highlight it"....WHAT is highlighting??????? And about that thing above my "Inbox"...WHERES my inbox??

It only says "you have 1 message"...is that my inbox? Coz theres nothing above that line.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on March 14, 2009, 06:21:08 pm
Shh Erik. Take it easy =))

A link is the address of the picture you see on top of your browser page, e.g. http://i028.radikal.ru/0806/d2/27e88541938f.jpg. To highlight it, click the left button of your mouse until it highlights in other colour, then clicking the right button you'll see a pop-up window, choose "copy" option and click on it. In space provided for your message, click the right button again and choose "paste". After copy-pasting the url, highlight it again and press "insert image" button on the menu bar - 2nd row, 2nd left. That's it.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on March 14, 2009, 07:31:14 pm
Thats exactly what Ive done...and all I get is that little pic with the red cross on it!! >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on March 16, 2009, 07:19:05 am
Feeling great! My fiancee is coming back on Wednesday  ;D ;D I can't wait.It's the only thing that matters, that I'm looking forward to. Nothing else is important hhhehehehe ;D :) Btw.I'm preparing a "hopeless romantic" surprise for her.  :) ;) ;D ;D 8)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on March 18, 2009, 05:03:15 pm
Hey today I feel great!

But my hands kinda hurt, but Im happy. Plus Ive discovered this great old band called "Toto"...they are really famous...and GOSH their music is great...groovie...funky...1980's...great music!!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 18, 2009, 07:16:41 pm
Hey today I feel great!

But my hands kinda hurt, but Im happy. Plus Ive discovered this great old band called "Toto"...they are really famous...and GOSH their music is great...groovie...funky...1980's...great music!!!

 :o You JUST discovered Toto? Jesus Christ, let me assail you with more of their awesomeness...send me a PM and I can provide you with their entire discography from 1977 to 2006. :P Their newest stuff is very hard and progressive, actually...you'd be surprised.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on March 19, 2009, 08:04:30 am
Yeah I love their style...are they still active?
Are they still good?

I will buy "Minefields", as I love the song Cruel...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on March 20, 2009, 05:07:16 pm
Who thought this awful day would end so great for me - I got my FCE exam results and I've got the certificate!!! TEEHEEE - feel fantastic about it!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on March 20, 2009, 07:01:08 pm
Great Natt!

Today I feel great coz I bought my new ride for my drumkit...sounds excellent!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on March 21, 2009, 08:57:55 am
Cool, Erik! I'm glad for you


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on March 21, 2009, 03:22:06 pm
Yeah...now when Ive played a while on it...its so good! Its like the ride Ive always wanted...I buyed 5 rides so far. Now I have two rides, one more "jazzy" and calm, quiet...and another more pop/rock ride. Great!

Just got back from 3 hours straight drumoworkout.. ;D..My fingers gonna give up on me lol. Im tired.:-\
I wanna play even more, but its too late...after 8 o'clock Ive decided its too late. Dont wanna mess with my extremely patience and understanding neighbours!! ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 22, 2009, 03:45:57 pm
Yeah I love their style...are they still active?
Are they still good?

I will buy "Minefields", as I love the song Cruel...

Well actually, they parted ways last year...Steve Lukather, who was pretty much the only remaining original member, was finding a disparity between what they were doing the past few years and how he felt about the band back when it was him and the Porcaros and Joe and all them. Steve Lukather put out a great solo album, "Ever Changing Times," last year, and the last Toto album came out in 2006 (the well-loved and critically acclaimed "Falling In Between"). I definitely recommend getting both that and "Mindfields"--they both have that strange mix of hard rock with a progressive edge and the classic Toto sound, not to mention some eargasmic horn arrangements, and some of the best songwriting I've ever heard on Toto albums.

After putting out "Falling In Between," they were on tour worldwide for about three years, which was part of the reason Lukather was starting to feel weird about it. They were all pretty much in their fifties, playing songs Toto had released when Lukather was in his twenties, having just released an album with all-new material...I can see how it would turn him off of the whole thing. Plus, he had a new kid at home he hadn't even met yet. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on March 22, 2009, 04:13:11 pm
So Toto is officially dead or just put on hold?? :'( :'( :'(

Cool that the newer stuff is also weel loved by fans...usually fans always nags about the new stuff. Has Toto ever had a "low moment", some CD's I should not buy in fist place? Just like Falling Into Infinity??


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 22, 2009, 08:53:07 pm
Check out the news section on http://www.stevelukather.net (http://www.stevelukather.net) for more information, but if I read correctly, he did say that they're done. :-\

Toto did have some albums that didn't receive many reviews that I can recall. That may be because they were released way before I was old enough to figure out who they were (like the ones in the '90s), or it may be because they had poor promotion or distribution. All I know is that Toto has not received a lot of negative attention from the press in Europe, anyway. The US has not exactly been kind to those bands who were popular in the '80s, because of the way the grunge trend totally trashed anything associated with hair metal and that style of melodic rock. If Toto was slammed in the US, it was probably because they stuck to their style instead of trying to sound like Pearl Jam. :P They've always had the best studio musicians playing for them, no matter what kind of turnover they've had (the one major exception being a certain vocalist by the name of Jean-Michel Byron, whom everyone pretty much hated, including the band). They've also had some of the best songwriters working for them, which isn't surprising, given their connections. ;)

But if you're looking for somewhere to get started, the early discography (1977-1990) has a lot of the radio-friendly stuff that still gets played from time to time. The recent discography, though pretty much ignored in the US, is very well-loved by the European and Asian fanbases and I would definitely recommend it. But seriously, they've put out a lot of albums. Check out review sites like http://www.melodicrock.com (http://www.melodicrock.com) as well as any press-related links you see on the site (http://www.toto99.com (http://www.toto99.com). :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 22, 2009, 09:43:30 pm
Ah Toto... i wish i could get my hands on a few of their vinyl albums...




wow... so my mom wants to get back into coaching Dance Team... She coached for 8 years, with a State Championship behind her ('90-'98, '96 State Champ), so it has been 10 years since she has been involved. She was going to do it a few years back, but because we were not in the area, she didn't feel up to it. After seeing  the State Championships, she feels ready to try it once again... The only thing is, she knows what she wants to do for a retinue, but not the costumes. AND she wants me to draw up the costume idea...

All i have is colors, and those keep changing when we talk about it. I know she's got a year to get this down... but still, there are competitions she'll want to do, and she's got to have something made.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 23, 2009, 08:27:32 pm
yeah yeah second post oh well.


Mood: Blindsided.


Got my final grades back and one teacher blindsided me and gave me a Failing grade.... and i had not prior knowledge of this grade happening... so right now i'm kind of devastated because I now might lose my financial aid because this teacher didn't let me know how i was doing...



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 23, 2009, 10:47:31 pm
Can they seriously take away your financial aid in the middle of a semester? ??? That seems odd...but I guess every college is different. I hope you can talk to him and convince him to give you another chance to make up the test.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 23, 2009, 11:38:28 pm
Can they seriously take away your financial aid in the middle of a semester? ??? That seems odd...but I guess every college is different. I hope you can talk to him and convince him to give you another chance to make up the test.

the teacher was the dance team coach and she had State Competitions... but still that isn't a viable excuse.


there is a thing at the college that said I can changeling her grade and try to get it to a Pass-fail grade... which would make it easier on me for financial aid...

I am still waiting for her to contact me.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 24, 2009, 12:48:17 am
Jeez, good luck on that... :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 24, 2009, 03:19:09 am
Jeez, good luck on that... :-\


Lets just hope i get an answer soon...
if not i'll have to go over her head...


EDIT: Got an email back.. and she was very nasty about it... But she never returned my phone call. Left her ANOTHER message... and also called the Dean to see what we can get solved...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 10, 2009, 11:10:27 pm
Why is it when you are busy, your folks don't get the concept of homework takes time.


On Mondays and Wednesdays i don't get home til 5pm, and Tuesdays I'm busy til 2:30 with a HUGE bunch of homework... Friday is my "light day" and yet i help my mom at her school.  Why is it my parents don't get the concept that they are not the only ones busy? With having long days, and a TON of homework, washing dishes isn't high on my to do list... This entire week my dad has been off, and he's done NOTHING... when i was on my week off.. i got chewed out for not doing chores the right way, and what not.

today is a great example... working on an assignment that could have been finished in 30 min... took me from 3:30-8pm to finish, because my parents kept either bothering me, or something... and then to top it off i was to wash dishes, yet my father never said a damn word... Now he's all pissed that he has to wash his own dishes and I'm still working on homework... (I have two LONG drawing assignments due)

I know the simple solution is to move out... but think about it... I have no job, mainly cause my parents didn't want me working while i am full-time in school, they own my car, and pay my insurance... so i can't really leave if i tried... and to top it off i have no where to go. I'm set up to fail... thankz to them. I've got nothing in the way of money since i had to take out loans to pay for school, and it just seems to keep getting worse and worse as the terms go on.

and here they wonder why i don't enjoy being with them. They want to pin everyone back onto me... I've just ended week two of the spring term and i'm already dealing with shit from them...

It's a stupid matter to be upset about... but sometimes it just seems like the best way to get them to leave me alone


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: dinka on April 11, 2009, 07:00:08 am
Have you tried talking with them all about these? If you all can stay calm during a conversation about everyone's problems, that could be helpful imo.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 11, 2009, 12:56:42 pm
I've tried, and it just keeps going back to the same crap...





and sorry about all of that... i needed a place to rant...



in other news.... last night at about 11pm or so our dog had a seizure... Don't know why, but if it happens again we're going to have to take her to the vet.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 11, 2009, 06:39:32 pm
Your poor dog...and poor you.  :-\ I dealt with pretty much the same thing up through high school, and while living in the dorms at college is much better, I'm only twenty miles from my house, so my parents bug me about useless shit all the time and justify making my life just that much more difficult because they pay the remaining balance of my tuition--that's the card they're holding.

I don't know how much longer you have left, but it might be better just to stick it out until you're done with school and then get as far away as possible and take a break from them for a while. Parents don't tend to be very understanding when it comes to balancing their demands with your needs, especially when it involves their admitting that you might actually need to live by your OWN schedule rather than theirs. The only thing that cures them of that unfortunate behavior is the shock they'll get once you move out and start living your own life apart from them, and they relearn how to get things done without "slave labor." Just be strong!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 11, 2009, 06:50:09 pm
Your poor dog...and poor you.  :-\ I dealt with pretty much the same thing up through high school, and while living in the dorms at college is much better, I'm only twenty miles from my house, so my parents bug me about useless shit all the time and justify making my life just that much more difficult because they pay the remaining balance of my tuition--that's the card they're holding.

I don't know how much longer you have left, but it might be better just to stick it out until you're done with school and then get as far away as possible and take a break from them for a while. Parents don't tend to be very understanding when it comes to balancing their demands with your needs, especially when it involves their admitting that you might actually need to live by your OWN schedule rather than theirs. The only thing that cures them of that unfortunate behavior is the shock they'll get once you move out and start living your own life apart from them, and they relearn how to get things done without "slave labor." Just be strong!

The sad thing is, since I have to go for a PhD (and my degree is rather new and I have to build it from scratch) Unless i can get a decent job and the cost of an apartment goes down, i'm stuck living with them (I'm still a freshmen in college).

I can't afford to live in a dorm at my University (each term is $3000, not to mention tuition, and books) Sometimes i wonder if the stress of money and school is better then the stress at time....


either way i don't know.



To the dog, I didn't see her have the seizure (but i've seen seizures before), I was asleep, when my mom and grandma said it happened (they woke me up afterward) So far everything is fine, but i just hope it doesn't happen again, Or we will have to drive her to the vet asap...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 13, 2009, 01:47:46 pm
w34, I hope both you and your dog are gonna be fine.

I'm lucky to have a 100% support from my parents. I'm in my 4th of 6 years of uni, and all time through they've shown understanding and patience - they hardly ever get me to do anything if I'm busy, only at will =)) They even discouraged me from getting a job while I'm studying, but I've been studying and working for 2 years now and feel quite comfortable with that. I pay some of the bills but do not earn enough to live completely on my own. Anyways, I'm going to be very sad when I have to move out eventually - I won't stay with them for my entire life I guess.

Feeling down today as I've got some bad news from my doc. I play bass guitar, and a couple of weeks ago I got a deep cut on my fingerpad with a kitchen knife. Had to wear stitches and now they've been removed, but it didn't heal up properly. Apart from having a scar, I feel a stinging pain when pressing the finger against even soft surfaces, let alone the fretboard. The doc says it may require a surgery. No bass practicing quite for some time again :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: dinka on April 13, 2009, 03:45:08 pm
Awww... that sounds bad. How could you cut it so bad?

I also cut a finger some years ago and a strange bud remained on the top of it. Though it doesn't prevent me from playing the guitar I guess I could never be a Master no matter if I wanted. At least you went to see a doc - I didn't.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 13, 2009, 03:59:29 pm
well clearly it wasn't deliberate ;) the knife slipped off when I was cutting butter and slashed the fingerpad to the bone. Still can't figure out how on earth it happened  :-\ Usually I'm very careful and concerned about my hands


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on April 13, 2009, 04:19:06 pm
Hey Natt, I know EXACTLY how you feel :D It happens to me sometimes, that I cut myself and ask myself afterwards: How on earth could this happen?!?! WHY am I so stupid ;)
*blows a kiss to the wound*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 13, 2009, 04:34:02 pm
Hey Natt, I know EXACTLY how you feel :D It happens to me sometimes, that I cut myself and ask myself afterwards: How on earth could this happen?!?! WHY am I so stupid ;)
*blows a kiss to the wound*
Thanks dear :-*
I always knew I'm not the only one who gets stupid injuries sometimes ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 13, 2009, 06:12:54 pm
My freinds mother accidently got her kitchen knife right through her hand! She was in chock and simply pulled the knife out and screamed "Call hospital!"...pretty scary and funny.

She was very lucky, the knife missed all stuff, like bones, blood vessels, nerves...her hand got back to normal very quick plus she somehow got much money in return as an excuse from the hospital that she was left with a scar! Thats very silly. :DIf I loose my thumb I will get enough money to buy the newest cars! Maybe its worth it??


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 14, 2009, 03:03:56 am
My freinds mother accidently got her kitchen knife right through her hand! She was in chock and simply pulled the knife out and screamed "Call hospital!"...pretty scary and funny.

She was very lucky, the knife missed all stuff, like bones, blood vessels, nerves...her hand got back to normal very quick plus she somehow got much money in return as an excuse from the hospital that she was left with a scar! Thats very silly. :DIf I loose my thumb I will get enough money to buy the newest cars! Maybe its worth it??

Not if you're going to be a musician ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 14, 2009, 03:39:53 pm
Hmm....Guess not, the thumbs are very importnant for playing drums...thats why my thumbs have like 2 cm thick skin on them! :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 15, 2009, 12:33:14 am
My freinds mother accidently got her kitchen knife right through her hand! She was in chock and simply pulled the knife out and screamed "Call hospital!"...pretty scary and funny.

She was very lucky, the knife missed all stuff, like bones, blood vessels, nerves...her hand got back to normal very quick plus she somehow got much money in return as an excuse from the hospital that she was left with a scar! Thats very silly. :DIf I loose my thumb I will get enough money to buy the newest cars! Maybe its worth it??

Not if you're going to be a musician ;)

Depending on how you play bass and guitar.... you don't often need a thumb (I've sprained my thumb enough to know that little piece of knowledge)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 15, 2009, 08:54:13 am
My freinds mother accidently got her kitchen knife right through her hand! She was in chock and simply pulled the knife out and screamed "Call hospital!"...pretty scary and funny.

She was very lucky, the knife missed all stuff, like bones, blood vessels, nerves...her hand got back to normal very quick plus she somehow got much money in return as an excuse from the hospital that she was left with a scar! Thats very silly. :DIf I loose my thumb I will get enough money to buy the newest cars! Maybe its worth it??

Not if you're going to be a musician ;)

Depending on how you play bass and guitar.... you don't often need a thumb (I've sprained my thumb enough to know that little piece of knowledge)

Well as far as I know Erik is going to be a drummer... speaking of thumbs, he's gonna need both of them ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 15, 2009, 04:42:22 pm
Yeah, all fingers are important for the right grip and technic when you play drums...well...not for Portnoy!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jacob on April 15, 2009, 09:50:55 pm
Mood: Upset


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 15, 2009, 10:36:22 pm
Yeah, all fingers are important for the right grip and technic when you play drums...well...not for Portnoy!!


Sometimes you only need ONE thumb (before i made my final switch to bass, I was a drummer who was injured  and forced to play a set Def-Leopard style. Once you get the hang of it, it's quite fun)





For me: Got an email back from a company who makes a Pit-styled trombone (that Short slide picture that i had up) They said that if i can get them $100 by May and payments each month ($400 by Sept) they will send me the horn, AND give me a custom mouthpiece in my university colors.
Right now i wish I had the $100 (I've got $14.17  ;) so far)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 16, 2009, 04:52:01 pm
They are called Def Leppard...seen them live, their drummer is awesome with one arm!

How did you set up the snare? Like a basskick or an midi trigger pedal?



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 16, 2009, 07:58:07 pm
They are called Def Leppard...seen them live, their drummer is awesome with one arm!

How did you set up the snare? Like a basskick or an midi trigger pedal?



Sorry for my internet correcting my spelling! I did have it right before i posted it...


I was able to play the snare and the cymbals as though I had both of my arms. (It was one of my last times on the set before i switched to bass...)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on April 17, 2009, 07:06:07 am
HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

My so beloved brother buys me a ticket for the DT Show in PARIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

It's a pity that he can't go with me!  :'( First time DT without him *snif* lol... with anyone at all... Someone coming with me?!?! I'd be happy!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 17, 2009, 02:23:49 pm
I can go with you Eva! Im gonna miss the big show in Sweden anyway, plus Ive always wanted to see France. ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 17, 2009, 02:55:31 pm
I would sure come with you Eva, if only I lived a little closer to Paris =) Well I'm still gonna catch the Moscow gig anyways


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 17, 2009, 09:06:06 pm
I'd go if there was a way to get me to France....(I'd have to visit Scotland AND Surrey while i was at it though... other two of my buds would kill me  ;))

that is the worst thing about being on the West Coast of the United States EVERYTHING seems to either pass it by, or is just far enough you can't get to it...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on April 20, 2009, 12:56:48 pm
hehe :D Erik, you're welcome to come with me to watch the show :D

and for the others: I'm sorry that we can't go together, it would be so fun! *snif*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 21, 2009, 02:52:17 pm
mood: feeling better then i was yesterday...


I was in a lot of pain and last night managed to get the pain to stop...

this morning aside from a quick shoot of pain, i am doing fine.

I ended up taking two days off from school so that i could control my pain... and I am grateful that i did.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 21, 2009, 05:40:49 pm
I am PISSED OFF!! >:(

I've been hunting for jobs for the past week through typical job search sites, posting my resume, et cetera, and so far, my only responses have been from fraudulent companies who have employed people with promises of salary and never paid, who have stolen money from their so-called employees' bank accounts, and whose only aim is to use you for what you're worth. I am SICK of seeing companies like that out there, and SICK of wading through the mire of frauds just to find a decent job that will hire me.

I think I'll just wait till I get to Nashville and then do the job search the old-fashioned way...just go door-to-door and offer to sell my soul in exchange for a frickin' job that will pay my rent. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 21, 2009, 06:30:19 pm
I am PISSED OFF!! >:(

I've been hunting for jobs for the past week through typical job search sites, posting my resume, et cetera, and so far, my only responses have been from fraudulent companies who have employed people with promises of salary and never paid, who have stolen money from their so-called employees' bank accounts, and whose only aim is to use you for what you're worth. I am SICK of seeing companies like that out there, and SICK of wading through the mire of frauds just to find a decent job that will hire me.

I think I'll just wait till I get to Nashville and then do the job search the old-fashioned way...just go door-to-door and offer to sell my soul in exchange for a frickin' job that will pay my rent. :P


I am there with you.

I live in the nations second highest Unemployment rate (Oregon has 12.1% unemployment) finding a job here is REALLY hard.

I feel your pain.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 21, 2009, 08:51:45 pm
I am PISSED OFF!! >:(

I've been hunting for jobs for the past week through typical job search sites, posting my resume, et cetera, and so far, my only responses have been from fraudulent companies who have employed people with promises of salary and never paid, who have stolen money from their so-called employees' bank accounts, and whose only aim is to use you for what you're worth. I am SICK of seeing companies like that out there, and SICK of wading through the mire of frauds just to find a decent job that will hire me.

I think I'll just wait till I get to Nashville and then do the job search the old-fashioned way...just go door-to-door and offer to sell my soul in exchange for a frickin' job that will pay my rent. :P


I am there with you.

I live in the nations second highest Unemployment rate (Oregon has 12.1% unemployment) finding a job here is REALLY hard.

I feel your pain.

Awww.  :-\ Let's go get a smoothie at the bar or somethin', huh?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 22, 2009, 12:17:44 am
I am PISSED OFF!! >:(

I've been hunting for jobs for the past week through typical job search sites, posting my resume, et cetera, and so far, my only responses have been from fraudulent companies who have employed people with promises of salary and never paid, who have stolen money from their so-called employees' bank accounts, and whose only aim is to use you for what you're worth. I am SICK of seeing companies like that out there, and SICK of wading through the mire of frauds just to find a decent job that will hire me.

I think I'll just wait till I get to Nashville and then do the job search the old-fashioned way...just go door-to-door and offer to sell my soul in exchange for a frickin' job that will pay my rent. :P


I am there with you.

I live in the nations second highest Unemployment rate (Oregon has 12.1% unemployment) finding a job here is REALLY hard.

I feel your pain.

Awww.  :-\ Let's go get a smoothie at the bar or somethin', huh?

you'd have to wait another 17 months for that to be possible :P (I'll be 20 in Sept)


For my job options, I'm either going to have to work at the Community College Book store, or even work for UPS for Pre-load (yay 3am-8am jobs! <sarcasm>)

a comment made on the news that makes me laugh. They say that the Health care field, and the Education field are recession proof. If that is really true why is Portland Oregon going to cot 400-600 Staff members from their school district, and my mom is worried she might loose her job (along with 6 other teachers, btw this is a small district) Luckily she has options, such as going back to school to get her PhD, or other health and physical education related subjects, but still, she could get the pink-slip.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 22, 2009, 06:19:33 am
Yeah, there's no such thing as a recession-proof job, not even if you're self-employed. Of course, there are certain fields where there are plainly still open jobs--I've seen LPN and RN wanted postings everywhere I've looked, which kind of makes me wish I'd studied and gotten a license--but that never guarantees anything. I hope your mom's job remains safe, anyway.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 23, 2009, 11:52:35 am
Today, I was supposed to get all this work done.

PROBLEM IS, I just woke up, I have class from 2-8, and I spent all the time I should have been doing work throwing up because of a sudden bout of FOOD POISONING. >:( It's still not completely gone, either...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 23, 2009, 02:41:52 pm
I hate food poisonings....I really do.

And I also hate Cuban food.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 23, 2009, 03:40:14 pm
Why, did you get food-poisoned in Cuba?  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on April 24, 2009, 08:29:11 am
Erik, I'm a huge fan of Cuban food....!!! You never ate "Moros y cristos con pollo"????????? yumyumyum!!This is the best (yep, that comes from me, who says to every kind of food, that it is the best as long as it has no pork in it ;) )
 I understand if you hate it because of a food-poisoning, but really, this is so good! Try it again at the place where you live. Maybe you like it then ;)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 24, 2009, 10:21:33 am
Didnt you get the message?

Hey were on JamesLaBrie.com and I said I hate cuban food....James got foodpoisoned in Cuba remember? And that affected hes voice. And not just the voice it nearly killed him! 

He must feel scared when eating at random resturants on tour.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 24, 2009, 10:37:46 am
Oh c'mon Erik, when I was 16 I had a really bad food poisoning from youghurt, but that doesn't mean I don't eat youghurt anymore or am scared each time I eat it ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 24, 2009, 11:20:53 am
yeah but James was almost killed plus he good some bad vocal troubles that lasted for ages.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 24, 2009, 04:56:03 pm
yeah but James was almost killed plus he good some bad vocal troubles that lasted for ages.

that was '94....



Times have changed


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 24, 2009, 05:52:13 pm
I dont think hes ever got back full range again. But hes range isnt that important to me...just like hes voice.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 24, 2009, 05:53:59 pm
I dont think hes ever got back full range again. But hes range isnt that important to me...just like hes voice.


2005, was when James got "his full range back" but after taking lessons, he controls how he uses his range....


Erik... you ever read Lifting Shadows?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on April 29, 2009, 03:29:02 am
I'm feeling very grateful and happy today  :)
My husband and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary today ! I'm so grateful I can spend this day (well half of it  :P) with him and our three boys. I'm also very happy having my mom among us today as well..she has been very ill since mid November, so I have something to be especially special grateful about ;D
Later we'll take the boys to Mc Donalds, yes a special treat for them  ;) and in the evening my hubby and I will go out to a Mexican restaurant, mmhhh... :) Isn't that a nice present from the family ?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 29, 2009, 04:11:54 am
Congrats on the anniversary lutima! hope you and your family have a wonderful day and many-many more to enjoy!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 29, 2009, 07:24:35 am
Happy anniversary! ;)

Today, I am...meh. I just have a shitload of work to do.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on April 29, 2009, 08:26:03 am
Happy anniversary! ;)

Today, I am...meh. I just have a shitload of work to do.

+1 :-/


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on April 29, 2009, 09:13:11 am
Congratulations, Rik and Caroline!   /me raises a glass of champagne

Here's to many more years of health and happiness for both of you.  May God keep on blessing your marriage, my dear.



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on April 29, 2009, 07:05:59 pm
Yeah bless your marriage and your future togheter!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 29, 2009, 09:48:51 pm
Congrats!


You have to give Kudos to couples who stay married for years (15 years is awesome) even in the tough times...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on April 30, 2009, 04:22:49 am
Thanks all  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on May 01, 2009, 04:45:54 am
Still a little shocked  :( Some insane guy drove with his car into people who were watching the Dutch Queen and her family go by in a bus during a parade on Queensday yesterday morning...he hit 17 people, killed 5, injured 12 (including 3 children) from which 3 still in critical condition :'(, and ended by hitting a statue only 15 meters away from the Royal bus...He died last night but was able to tell the policeman that got to him right after the accident, it was an attack on the Queen and her family  :(...
All of this was aired live on TV and very shocking to see..
I don't get sick people like that  ???


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 01, 2009, 07:24:12 am
@ lutima - we saw that on the news here, and I was in total shock.  They reported the man had a history of "mental problems".  Gee, you think????    Those poor people.... :-\  You wonder why he was allowed to drive or how he got access to a car if he was in this kind of condition. 



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on May 01, 2009, 07:56:52 am
@ lutima - we saw that on the news here, and I was in total shock.  They reported the man had a history of "mental problems".  Gee, you think????    Those poor people.... :-\  You wonder why he was allowed to drive or how he got access to a car if he was in this kind of condition. 


No, the man didn't have a history of mental problems, but it seems he lost his job and had been thrown out of his house by today...
He wasn't allowed to drive there at all, but he came from a street behind the parade (he knew the neighborhood) in his own car, hit the people and the fences in front of them, which got the car badly damaged. That's the reason why he didn't hit the Royal bus in the end...luckily..
This guy was just insane, Donna and this was his final act of despair...Why would people decide to take other lives with them ??? I'll never understand... :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dargor on May 01, 2009, 08:56:51 am
It was insane. I am still shocked and sad. The driver died from his wounds last night, so we'll never find the answers. Was it really an attempt to kill our Queen? An act of utter despair, a suicide act inspired by terrorists?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 01, 2009, 01:00:00 pm
The news was very vague about it here (shows how much the US seems to care  >:() all they would say was the guy drove through and killed 5, and injured himself....



Wow... its a shame people ended up hurt, and died because of some fool who couldn't look for the future. Some people just don't think things through


i hope those three who are critical will recover.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 01, 2009, 01:09:04 pm
This guy was just insane, Donna and this was his final act of despair...Why would people decide to take other lives with them ??? I'll never understand... :(

Because in their mind, they feel "If I am going to go down, I am taking as many people as I can with me...."  I guess he saw the Royal family as his "enemies" now because of their wealth, while he has lost his job.  Hence he made them a target - but I am only guessing.  We'll never know the real reason now....

Thanks for clearing up the story for me, Caroline.  Just like what w3 said, the media here didn't report the whole situation proper.  Here's to hoping and praying the injured will heal - not only physically, but emotionally as well.





Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 01, 2009, 01:12:09 pm
I just saw it on the news, too. This is so shocking and sick and wrong all those innocent people died...
This reminded me of a tragedy that happened right before my eyes a year ago - May 2nd. On that day a car speeding 100 kmph crashed into a tram stop, hitting 6 people (2 of them were children) dead. the driver was absolutely drunk and didn't even get a scratch, while his 14-year-old son who was in the car got minor injuries.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on May 01, 2009, 03:34:02 pm
Sorry to hear this, Natt  :( I have seen a woman get hit by a motorcycle 20 years ago and I still remember as it was yesterday..she died right in front of me  :'(

@Donna..seems you understand the situation really well, that's exactly what I think happened..very, very sad.. :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 01, 2009, 03:59:29 pm
How I feel today? Happy, but deep inside im trying to rebuild my self esteem...long story.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 01, 2009, 04:24:04 pm
How I feel today? Happy, but deep inside im trying to rebuild my self esteem...long story.

Chin up, Erik.  Have some pizza.....I made it special for you:
(http://www.igda.org/huntsville/pizza-page.jpg)

Work things through, and take your time. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 01, 2009, 04:26:26 pm
How comes Erik gets it all? Reply from James, a large  pizza from Donna...
I feel abandoned
*sniff*  :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 01, 2009, 05:15:58 pm
haha but Donna always makes it worse...posting a pic of a pizza, when she seem to be able to SEND food around the world...all I get is a pic! But thanks anyway... ;D

What happened was that I had audition for a jazz school...I didnt knewed it was that centered in only jazz, and I cant play jazz. I got terribly nervous and the audition was a joke. I skipped the theory tests, and drove home in sadness. I got very huge expactations on my playing, and the feeling of un satisfaction is something Ill have to learn to deal with if I ever gonna be a musician. But after some days lying in bed crying "I never gonna touch drums again" I have forgiven myself and keep on practising...even if I dont want. Its just happening, naturally, practising everyday, several hours. And thats something Im grateful with. :D



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 01, 2009, 05:20:07 pm
That's right Erik, keep practicing - I know you're adamant about your dream being a musician and let nothing prevent you from making it come true.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 01, 2009, 06:03:13 pm
Yeah Natt, thanks. But it seems now more of a confusion. I cant play jazz, never studied it much. The schools class said on the website "afro-rock-jazz" so I thought it wasnt that jazzy, plus I still got no idea what afro is for music.
Im a rocker, but I wanna learn jazz now ;)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 01, 2009, 08:18:49 pm
Erik,


i am there with you. I've been asked to be the chief score composer for a friend on the UK, the only problem is that I don't have the recording equipment I need....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on May 03, 2009, 06:05:28 am
I wish I was this lucky with Dream Theater !!  :D
I won two backstage passes for SolidVision's show (Charlie Dominici's band !) tonight, here closeby  8) 8)
How cool is that ! 8) ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 03, 2009, 09:06:41 am
I wish I was this lucky with Dream Theater !!  :D
I won two backstage passes for SolidVision's show (Charlie Dominici's band !) tonight, here closeby  8) 8)
How cool is that ! 8) ;)

Oh that's great! How lucky you are...

I "won" another assignment on macroeconomics which I somehow am supposed to hand in on Tuesday...  :-\ But that means there's a chance I won't have to retake the course. It's do or die for me now.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 03, 2009, 09:50:55 am
I have talked to him on YouTube...its easy, hes very humble. We send a couple of re's to each other, discussing hes music future, the WDADR-U-show...then he had to move to California with all hes stuff to move in a new house. Seems lifes rolling on really good for him 8) He said James was so nice and that he convinced him to sing and make music, after the WDADR-U-show....And he also expressed that he might continue with music for fun later in Cali...seems its going to hes wishes!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on May 04, 2009, 11:12:16 am
Not so good! Cos tomorrow I've a exam about main genetic (Codes and Explains). It's so hard and I just try to pass the class, not push myself to get high mark  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 04, 2009, 01:15:16 pm
Not so good! Cos tomorrow I've a exam about main genetic (Codes and Explains). It's so hard and I just try to pass the class, not push myself to get high mark  ;D

Good luck at the exam!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 04, 2009, 02:13:52 pm
Today I feel very happy...almost like a whirle wind inside haha!! Its amazing how life always pendle back at ya...atleast for me. If I had some sad time (just what I had) its always coming back stronger next time.

Today we only had school from morning to lunch, but I overslept (clock failure) and decided to do something better anyway. I practiced drums for over 8 hours today...all sorts of things I both felt was fun to do and also alot of important things, things I need to work more on. No pedals! //as I took a long run yesterday evening and my legs are spagetti// But this was like a meditation...it always is, but this was different. I could sink in so deep in this intrument.

My playing stamina is better than ever...Im not tired at all. I wanna play/practise more but its too late.

WOW...if I ever can live on drumming...not a day job, just practise like this all days. Thats my dream, the feeling of improving is like a drug that takes over me. Sad for my fingers (you dont wanna see them!) but good for me!

Bye! :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 04, 2009, 02:35:18 pm
Today I feel very happy...almost like a whirle wind inside haha!! Its amazing how life always pendle back at ya...atleast for me. If I had some sad time (just what I had) its always coming back stronger next time.

Today we only had school from morning to lunch, but I overslept (clock failure) and decided to do something better anyway. I practiced drums for over 8 hours today...all sorts of things I both felt was fun to do and also alot of important things, things I need to work more on. No pedals! //as I took a long run yesterday evening and my legs are spagetti// But this was like a meditation...it always is, but this was different. I could sink in so deep in this intrument.

My playing stamina is better than ever...Im not tired at all. I wanna play/practise more but its too late.

WOW...if I ever can live on drumming...not a day job, just practise like this all days. Thats my dream, the feeling of improving is like a drug that takes over me. Sad for my fingers (you dont wanna see them!) but good for me!

Bye! :)

Practising drums for over 8 hours? wow, you're a real trooper man. How's your arms and legs feeling now?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 04, 2009, 02:40:50 pm
Not so tired, my technic is better and my stamina is buildt up. I can run for several miles now...its true I checked on this cool website on the web that measures how long you run. Just like Virgil always says, being fit makes you a better drummer, becouse drumming depends so much on strenght and body movement.

Im living life the "Virgil" way haha!! No Im not...I cant live in celebacy can I?? I like kids.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 04, 2009, 09:34:33 pm
waaa!


the NLL Team Portland Lumberjax is leaving Portland  :'( Once they leave, Oregon will be left with Only The Portland Trail blazers, for a professional sports team


That makes me sad...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on May 13, 2009, 07:07:51 pm
Today is a good day!

My fiance and I just moved into our new apartment in Nashville two nights ago; not only is it our first time living together, but it's our first time not being in a long distance relationship. Not to mention that today is the first anniversary we've managed to spend together--in three and a half years. ::)

We're tired from the trip and from moving, but man, is it a great feeling to finally be with each other and not worry about leaving or when we'll see each other again. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 13, 2009, 09:39:04 pm
Today is a good day!

My fiance and I just moved into our new apartment in Nashville two nights ago; not only is it our first time living together, but it's our first time not being in a long distance relationship. Not to mention that today is the first anniversary we've managed to spend together--in three and a half years. ::)

We're tired from the trip and from moving, but man, is it a great feeling to finally be with each other and not worry about leaving or when we'll see each other again. :)

right on!
Glad to hear you and your fiancé are able to be together. Hope everything works out perfect for the both of you now that you are close.






aside from finding out a bombed a Mid-term, and the bowling ally deciding to wax the lanes before the class bowled, which screwed up EVERYONE'S games.... I'd say today has been decent.

got my Final project from art class.... I have to think outside the box using three words that i will put to images... you had to pick 3 random numbers, between 1-100, but they could not repeat each other (no 6-6-6 :D). We were given a list of words that were assigned to the numbers, and what we picked we have to draw....

I ended up with Alienation, Conformity and Envelopes.

it shall be interesting.... and it's due June 8th


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on May 13, 2009, 10:55:51 pm
I want your art project...that sounds awesome. ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 13, 2009, 11:03:11 pm
I want your art project...that sounds awesome. ;D

it does, but it is also hard.... I have ideas for the Alienation and Conformity parts... but the envelope throws it off....

though i keep thinking of drawing it on a VERY Large envelope and use both sides (since i have to present it to the class anyway :P)


EDIT: I have an idea that is VERY outside the box, and would make people think about it.... However, I won't say what it is :P just to keep people guessing...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on May 14, 2009, 03:23:08 am
Congrats Michelle !  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 14, 2009, 12:07:17 pm
If anyone's here makes some beutiful art, make an deviantart.com account and post it there, and tell us! I dont wanna miss anything.

I feel happy today. Im ready for a great challenge. I love challenges as long as its only me in it and I cant either loose or win.

I will try to run to one of the nearby citys, and thats a very long distance, like over 30 - 40 kilometers, if anyone know how long that is, since not all countrys share the same system. Wish me luck! This is just for fun, and Ive never felt like I have a great stamina until now. Its a great satisfaction about yourself and highly recomended.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 14, 2009, 12:14:39 pm

I will try to run to one of the nearby citys, and thats a very long distance, like over 30 - 40 kilometers, if anyone know how long that is, since not all countrys share the same system. Wish me luck! This is just for fun, and Ive never felt like I have a great stamina until now. Its a great satisfaction about yourself and highly recomended.

good luck to you of course, but mind you it's very challenging. 40 km is nearly a marathon distance, and you should be really well trained to do this. Be careful


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 14, 2009, 03:42:48 pm
Yeah, my sister told me that its close to marathon length...and I was like "WHAT??? Is a marathon that short??".

Its very long yeah, but suddenly it feels like its not too long from my distance. I think I can do 2 miles.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Subu on May 14, 2009, 07:03:50 pm
I think I can do 2 miles.

Erik......30-40 Kilometers is 18.64 - 24.8 miles....not 2 miles.....it is a very long distance!

 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on May 14, 2009, 08:51:37 pm
I want your art project...that sounds awesome. ;D

it does, but it is also hard.... I have ideas for the Alienation and Conformity parts... but the envelope throws it off....

though i keep thinking of drawing it on a VERY Large envelope and use both sides (since i have to present it to the class anyway :P)


EDIT: I have an idea that is VERY outside the box, and would make people think about it.... However, I won't say what it is :P just to keep people guessing...

Conformity is to envelope as Minds are to boxes?

Maybe that's just me thinking outside the envelope, though. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 14, 2009, 10:30:09 pm
I want your art project...that sounds awesome. ;D

it does, but it is also hard.... I have ideas for the Alienation and Conformity parts... but the envelope throws it off....

though i keep thinking of drawing it on a VERY Large envelope and use both sides (since i have to present it to the class anyway :P)


EDIT: I have an idea that is VERY outside the box, and would make people think about it.... However, I won't say what it is :P just to keep people guessing...

Conformity is to envelope as Minds are to boxes?

Maybe that's just me thinking outside the envelope, though. :P

Nope... think as who might have brought these ideas about
(conformity and alienation)


the envelope thing i'm still thinking about...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 16, 2009, 05:27:33 am
I think I can do 2 miles.

Erik......30-40 Kilometers is 18.64 - 24.8 miles....not 2 miles.....it is a very long distance!

 

We are talking Swedish miles here....30 kilometers is 3 miles.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Flemming on May 16, 2009, 06:18:25 am
I think I can do 2 miles.

Erik......30-40 Kilometers is 18.64 - 24.8 miles....not 2 miles.....it is a very long distance!

 

We are talking Swedish miles here....30 kilometers is 3 miles.

A swedish mile, is a real mile  :)
It´s the same as 6,21 US miles.

Keep on running  8)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 16, 2009, 06:47:32 am
Today I've officially come of age.
I always thought that turning 21 would be something special, but I guess it's not because I grew up and started a life on my own a bit too early. So it's not that exciting.
Anyways, I'm still planning to have a great time tonight


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Flemming on May 16, 2009, 07:16:03 am
Today I've officially come of age.
I always thought that turning 21 would be something special, but I guess it's not because I grew up and started a life on my own a bit too early. So it's not that exciting.
Anyways, I'm still planning to have a great time tonight

Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!

And you´re right ! Getting older isn´t so special  :)  ;D

Have a fantastic evening !!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: dinka on May 16, 2009, 07:16:25 am
Happy Birthday!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 16, 2009, 07:56:22 am
I feel hang over....it was the second time Ive ever been drunk and boy did I get drunk! I did all sorts of weird things....I danced like a moron and fell and hurted myself a couple of times.

And yeah I will keep on running. Its going to be much fun testing my boundries, even if its not the healthiest way.
I will also pick up on some yoga stretchings and will do so every morning like me and my sister used to do. I need that.

I will run n' drum 'til I drop down!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on May 16, 2009, 11:41:00 am
Today I've officially come of age.
I always thought that turning 21 would be something special, but I guess it's not because I grew up and started a life on my own a bit too early. So it's not that exciting.
Anyways, I'm still planning to have a great time tonight

Happy birthday! :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on May 16, 2009, 12:31:00 pm
Happy 21th Birthday Natt  :-* May all your wishes come true  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on May 16, 2009, 05:40:19 pm
Have a wonderful birthday Natalie!!

I wish you luck and great health for the future!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 16, 2009, 08:54:19 pm
happy 21st Natt!






Bah, nothing worse then having a stupid neighbor who thought it would be fun to have a burn pile in the back yard... it got to sad we had to call the Fire Department. After we heard the neighbors start hosing the pile down, talked with a few other neighbors AND the fire Department supervisor, apparently they were burning palm leaves.... right..... it smelt like burning rubber.

also i'm kinda sad, and now I understand why i can't seem to find a job. The unemployment rate in my State is 12.9%, second highest in the 50 states. I was looking at the rates per county, since my town is in two counties. I have found the reason why i can't seem to get a job.

Lane County's unemployment rate is 14.1%
Linn County's  unemployment rate is 15.8%

now i don't wonder as much as to why i can't find a job  :-[





Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 17, 2009, 03:45:34 am
Thanks everybody! *hugs*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 17, 2009, 06:09:21 pm
bah, nothing worse then having a stupid neighbor who thought it would be fun to have a burn pile in the back yard... it got to sad we had to call the Fire Department. After we heard the neighbors start hosing the pile down, talked with a few other neighbors AND the fire Department supervisor, apparently they were burning palm leaves.... right..... it smelt like burning rubber...


Day two of the burning battle. they are back at it again. My mother and I walked over to ask the neighbor why they would burn two days in a row, and the guy slammed the door in our face. We called the Fire department again, they drove out there and ended up brushing it off....


SO now we ave to have all this smoke go through our house, and make my mother sicker then she is (and myself since i am allergic to smoke)

when we talked to the guy he said he had a right to burn stuff cause he had a permit... I for one don't care if he has a permit or not. HE WAS SITTING ON HIS COUCH WHEN WE KNOCKED ON THE DOOR. with the permit, you have to keep an eye on your fire, OUTSIDE where it is burning...


so yeah they just keep saying that we need to shut the hell up about it, but I'm sorry, I would like to breathe. My allergies have picked up big time thanks to it being the second sunny day in a row since two weeks straight of rain.... and now you add a burn pile that possibly has rubber...

I know they had rubber in it yesterday, cause it seems rather suspicious when the fire truck pulled up, they were hosing it down....

"They will have to get over it" are the EXACT fire department's words, OK well when i have to go to the immediate care for respiratory issues, they can pay the bill, both the neighbor AND the city...

It's so bad we can't open windows or it just lingers in the house... and when the windows are closed, it manages to make its way in and the house heats up cause it is in the lower 80's

GAH! I'm sick of this!!!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 17, 2009, 07:02:45 pm
Can you file a complaint with the police?  I know, it's a dumb question - but I would call someone of higher importance.  Or I could be a totally evil biatch and go to the press with it.   :P  Call a newspaper or something, and get him on camera burning his stuff and endangering the health of others.  But that's just me.  I'm not recommending anything. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 17, 2009, 07:26:16 pm
Pretty much every time it happens we're calling and making a complaint... after a few times of HAVING to drive out there maybe they will get the idea to KNOCK IT OFF....

even dispatch said it is stupid this is the second day in a row


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 31, 2009, 08:08:01 pm
I'm to the point I wish i could get a job so i can move out.

this whole argument with my dad started all because i accidently slammed my door (my window is open) and i got the oh so great threat of getting out of the house.

I have no money, no place to go...

with jobs being hard to come by around here, attempting to leave is pointless now.... I wish i could do something to get out, but I don't even have friends to stay with while I try and get myself above water


I know it is pointless to whine on a post... but it just helps to get this out in the open and out there. not that it will magically change anything...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on June 01, 2009, 06:07:52 am
I'm going to Paris, I'm going to Paris, I'm going to Paris... tonight....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!! :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on June 01, 2009, 10:27:41 am
I'm to the point I wish i could get a job so i can move out.

this whole argument with my dad started all because i accidently slammed my door (my window is open) and i got the oh so great threat of getting out of the house.

I have no money, no place to go...

with jobs being hard to come by around here, attempting to leave is pointless now.... I wish i could do something to get out, but I don't even have friends to stay with while I try and get myself above water


I know it is pointless to whine on a post... but it just helps to get this out in the open and out there. not that it will magically change anything...

In time, things will get better, Ash..It's all part of growing up  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 01, 2009, 05:06:26 pm
I'm to the point I wish i could get a job so i can move out.

this whole argument with my dad started all because i accidently slammed my door (my window is open) and i got the oh so great threat of getting out of the house.

I have no money, no place to go...

with jobs being hard to come by around here, attempting to leave is pointless now.... I wish i could do something to get out, but I don't even have friends to stay with while I try and get myself above water


I know it is pointless to whine on a post... but it just helps to get this out in the open and out there. not that it will magically change anything...

In time, things will get better, Ash..It's all part of growing up  ;)

I'm nearly 20... and i still live with my parents... In a way i find it rather depressing. But with prices around here its cheaper to live with my parents while i go to school... however the crap that i've dealt with since my 18th birthday kind of has been out weighing it all


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on June 01, 2009, 07:43:32 pm
Im 19 and I live with my family. In a couple of days Ill graduate and then I will probably continue to live in my mom's house...but mostly the garage, as under this time I will practise, practise and try to find local bands to play with! But Im know Ill probably have to switch place to suit the band so Ill be taking car-license when schools out.

Whats so bad with living home? If you cant move at the moment its a bad time to move...and if you would move you would probably get more uncomfortable than if you stay home some more time.

Cheer up! ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on June 01, 2009, 07:45:31 pm
Also, if you ever fel down....remember that theres probably over 1 million people in the world that would not even hesitate to change life with yourself.....thats true.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 01, 2009, 08:12:10 pm
Im 19 and I live with my family. In a couple of days Ill graduate and then I will probably continue to live in my mom's house...but mostly the garage, as under this time I will practise, practise and try to find local bands to play with! But Im know Ill probably have to switch place to suit the band so Ill be taking car-license when schools out.

Whats so bad with living home? If you cant move at the moment its a bad time to move...and if you would move you would probably get more uncomfortable than if you stay home some more time.

Cheer up! ;)

I wish i had the ability to practice and play with local bands, it would help take some of the stress away...

for the most part I am so sick of my dad flipping out over nothing. he's normally a really relaxed kinda guy... but since Dec of 07 he's been weird, esp right before i graduated High school....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on June 01, 2009, 08:17:24 pm
Just I have 10 ten day to get my final exam of genetic enginering! Hard, complicated and all the bad things  ??? I'm afraid I can't manage it! So I don't want to have a nightmare to remember...   ;D ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 01, 2009, 08:21:07 pm
Just I have 10 ten day to get my final exam of genetic enginering! Hard, complicated and all the bad things  ??? I'm afraid I can't manage it! So I don't want to have a nightmare to remember...   ;D ;D

ah well keep your hopes up. never know you might turn the key,andwalk through the gate in success


(Who knew having an allergy attack can make you so random, loopy, full of puns, AND tired at the same time) ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on June 01, 2009, 08:27:09 pm

I wish i had the ability to practice and play with local bands, it would help take some of the stress away...

for the most part I am so sick of my dad flipping out over nothing. he's normally a really relaxed kinda guy... but since Dec of 07 he's been weird, esp right before i graduated High school....
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Maybe hes just a lil shocked over how fast hes life is changing when you grow up and are an adult...some parents seem to react weird to that. Like my grandma, shes still bying Donald Duck-magazines for me. I just smilies and say "thanks so much!"

About practise...what do you play? You know, even if you got like just 30 min freetime its still enough to practise. I practise drums/rudiments whenever I can, especially on my small drumpad as it doesnt sound anything. if I cant keep my routine I get all stressed how much time I loose....but thst good I guess, kinda annoying still. Im trying to calm down. :(





Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 01, 2009, 08:31:42 pm

I wish i had the ability to practice and play with local bands, it would help take some of the stress away...

for the most part I am so sick of my dad flipping out over nothing. he's normally a really relaxed kinda guy... but since Dec of 07 he's been weird, esp right before i graduated High school....

Maybe hes just a lil shocked over how fast hes life is changing when you grow up and are an adult...some parents seem to react weird to that. Like my grandma, shes still bying Donald Duck-magazines for me. I just smilies and say "thanks so much!"

About practise...what do you play? You know, even if you got like just 30 min freetime its still enough to practise. I practise drums/rudiments whenever I can, especially on my small drumpad as it doesnt sound anything. Im getting better every week and if I cant keep my routine I get all stressed how much time I loose....but thst good I guess, kinda annoying still. Im trying to clam down. :(


I'm a bass player by trade, vocalist (if desperately needed)

yes I have my basses(I own two) with me when i'm home, but there are times that i would like to just take one of them with me (EVERYWHERE) and practice
Air bass can only get ya so far  :D

but also it would be nice to have something with me when i do come up with ideas, and i need to jam it out a few times, but a travel neck is expensive

Otherwise my other instrument is a trombone, and hell i just have to visualize the parts, or listen and I've got it...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on June 01, 2009, 08:59:10 pm
Would be cool to jam with you, if you didnt lived so damn far away!! :D

Yeah, and you, if you wanna practise much with little time check out some exercises for bassplaying, scales, warmups, stamina and strengh stuff...your problem with time is the most common problem for musicians that needs to practise. Basicly what Im saying is that theres very effective stuff that doesnt take much time.

Billy Sheenan is a great example. He only practises 1 hour every day thanks to a super effective practise shedule with lots of quick exercises summing up all aspects in bass playing. If you havent, check out some DVD's or books. ;)

Ur lucky to play an intrument thats so easy to move!! I would love to be able to sit outdoors and practise...instead of my sweaty steamy room!...but I like the sweat and the heat!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 01, 2009, 09:43:47 pm
Would be cool to jam with you, if you didnt lived so damn far away!! :D

Yeah, and you, if you wanna practise much with little time check out some exercises for bassplaying, scales, warmups, stamina and strengh stuff...your problem with time is the most common problem for musicians that needs to practise. Basicly what Im saying is that theres very effective stuff that doesnt take much time.

Billy Sheenan is a great example. He only practises 1 hour every day thanks to a super effective practise shedule with lots of quick exercises summing up all aspects in bass playing. If you havent, check out some DVD's or books. ;)

Ur lucky to play an intrument thats so easy to move!! I would love to be able to sit outdoors and practise...instead of my sweaty steamy room!...but I like the sweat and the heat!!

it would be cool to jam together, maybe when I am able to get my tracks recorded, you could (if possible for you) lay drum tracks that way we did work togheter just not in the same building, let alone Continent :P

I do need to get up on my scales... I am so bad at those, I'm more of a tabs, and play by trial kinda jammer, with the play by ear here and there.


I'm not someone who can take a video and learn from it... I have to teach myself... that's how i got into bass. by 3 days of starting to play, I mastered Damage Inc. at full speed. when i was in a garage band, both the guitarist and vocalist kept making me this bass god in town... I miss those band days of the connections and the jamming, but i don't miss the crap they always seemed to have...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 01, 2009, 10:49:57 pm
I'm to the point I wish i could get a job so i can move out.

this whole argument with my dad started all because i accidently slammed my door (my window is open) and i got the oh so great threat of getting out of the house.

I have no money, no place to go...

with jobs being hard to come by around here, attempting to leave is pointless now.... I wish i could do something to get out, but I don't even have friends to stay with while I try and get myself above water


I know it is pointless to whine on a post... but it just helps to get this out in the open and out there. not that it will magically change anything...

In time, things will get better, Ash..It's all part of growing up  ;)

I'm nearly 20... and i still live with my parents... In a way i find it rather depressing. But with prices around here its cheaper to live with my parents while i go to school... however the crap that i've dealt with since my 18th birthday kind of has been out weighing it all

You can do it. :) You seem like a strong and sensible person, not nearly as neurotic as I am...and I figure if I could make it through without killing anyone, you can too. As annoying as it sounds, just focus on what you want and let everything else fade into the background. The goal is the only thing that matters.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 01, 2009, 11:22:20 pm
I'm to the point I wish i could get a job so i can move out.

this whole argument with my dad started all because i accidently slammed my door (my window is open) and i got the oh so great threat of getting out of the house.

I have no money, no place to go...

with jobs being hard to come by around here, attempting to leave is pointless now.... I wish i could do something to get out, but I don't even have friends to stay with while I try and get myself above water


I know it is pointless to whine on a post... but it just helps to get this out in the open and out there. not that it will magically change anything...

In time, things will get better, Ash..It's all part of growing up  ;)

I'm nearly 20... and i still live with my parents... In a way i find it rather depressing. But with prices around here its cheaper to live with my parents while i go to school... however the crap that i've dealt with since my 18th birthday kind of has been out weighing it all

You can do it. :) You seem like a strong and sensible person, not nearly as neurotic as I am...and I figure if I could make it through without killing anyone, you can too. As annoying as it sounds, just focus on what you want and let everything else fade into the background. The goal is the only thing that matters.

if i was closer to my goal for school then i would let it all fade... but sadly with only being a few terms in (I'm going for a PhD...so i've got a LONG road ahead. it is estimated to be 5 years before i can start my dissertation...then we're looking at another 3-5 years after that)


on a side note, my college has a set up to help students find jobs... I just applied for a Tech support job that pays $10-15 an hour to rebuild computers and help guide people over the phone if they need it. (all the stuff i did when I was a tech in high school, and all the stuff i do helping my mom's co-workers) Lets hope i get it


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on June 02, 2009, 09:11:15 am
I think I can see your MAIN fault as a bassist right now...never say "I cant do that" or "thats not me"...that holds you back. Even if you learned to play by yourself its not a reason not to listen to pro's talking about bass playing and exercises....maybe you dont get it all or feel it fits you, but you might pick something up or maybe get your own ideas helping yourself by learning stuff...plus its great inspiration!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 02, 2009, 09:46:31 am
I'm to the point I wish i could get a job so i can move out.

this whole argument with my dad started all because i accidently slammed my door (my window is open) and i got the oh so great threat of getting out of the house.

I have no money, no place to go...

with jobs being hard to come by around here, attempting to leave is pointless now.... I wish i could do something to get out, but I don't even have friends to stay with while I try and get myself above water


I know it is pointless to whine on a post... but it just helps to get this out in the open and out there. not that it will magically change anything...

In time, things will get better, Ash..It's all part of growing up  ;)

I'm nearly 20... and i still live with my parents... In a way i find it rather depressing. But with prices around here its cheaper to live with my parents while i go to school... however the crap that i've dealt with since my 18th birthday kind of has been out weighing it all

You can do it. :) You seem like a strong and sensible person, not nearly as neurotic as I am...and I figure if I could make it through without killing anyone, you can too. As annoying as it sounds, just focus on what you want and let everything else fade into the background. The goal is the only thing that matters.

if i was closer to my goal for school then i would let it all fade... but sadly with only being a few terms in (I'm going for a PhD...so i've got a LONG road ahead. it is estimated to be 5 years before i can start my dissertation...then we're looking at another 3-5 years after that)


on a side note, my college has a set up to help students find jobs... I just applied for a Tech support job that pays $10-15 an hour to rebuild computers and help guide people over the phone if they need it. (all the stuff i did when I was a tech in high school, and all the stuff i do helping my mom's co-workers) Lets hope i get it

You're still an undergrad, though, right? And the closest degree is your Bachelor's? (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

If that's the case, perhaps you might consider doing your graduate and post-graduate education in another state, particularly the PhD itself. Most PhD programs will pay you and give you free room and board to participate in exchange for research or teaching assistance; as long as you do well and have excellent recommendations from previous programs, there is no financial issue there. You might also consider finding a job in another state in between your undergrad degree and your next phase of schooling, since your Bachelor's should qualify you for many more positions (though I can't recall what your degree is in.)

When I was talking about keeping your focus on your goal, I suppose I meant the goal, or one of the major steps along the way, that is nearest to completion. For me, it was graduating (or at least walking, since I won't get my diploma until August due to my internships) and getting the hell out of Massachusetts. However, I also have many other goals that will not be completed for several years...law school, changing some copyright laws, producing and filming my own movies, putting together a band and making it successful...and while I do focus on those, there are more pressing goals in the present, like finishing my internship to get my degree, finding a job, and moving out of my current apartment. :P In any case, the nearest thing you can hold onto should be your sole motivating factor for surviving your current state of living. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 02, 2009, 01:22:41 pm
I'm to the point I wish i could get a job so i can move out.

this whole argument with my dad started all because i accidently slammed my door (my window is open) and i got the oh so great threat of getting out of the house.

I have no money, no place to go...

with jobs being hard to come by around here, attempting to leave is pointless now.... I wish i could do something to get out, but I don't even have friends to stay with while I try and get myself above water


I know it is pointless to whine on a post... but it just helps to get this out in the open and out there. not that it will magically change anything...

In time, things will get better, Ash..It's all part of growing up  ;)

I'm nearly 20... and i still live with my parents... In a way i find it rather depressing. But with prices around here its cheaper to live with my parents while i go to school... however the crap that i've dealt with since my 18th birthday kind of has been out weighing it all

You can do it. :) You seem like a strong and sensible person, not nearly as neurotic as I am...and I figure if I could make it through without killing anyone, you can too. As annoying as it sounds, just focus on what you want and let everything else fade into the background. The goal is the only thing that matters.

if i was closer to my goal for school then i would let it all fade... but sadly with only being a few terms in (I'm going for a PhD...so i've got a LONG road ahead. it is estimated to be 5 years before i can start my dissertation...then we're looking at another 3-5 years after that)


on a side note, my college has a set up to help students find jobs... I just applied for a Tech support job that pays $10-15 an hour to rebuild computers and help guide people over the phone if they need it. (all the stuff i did when I was a tech in high school, and all the stuff i do helping my mom's co-workers) Lets hope i get it

You're still an undergrad, though, right? And the closest degree is your Bachelor's? (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

If that's the case, perhaps you might consider doing your graduate and post-graduate education in another state, particularly the PhD itself. Most PhD programs will pay you and give you free room and board to participate in exchange for research or teaching assistance; as long as you do well and have excellent recommendations from previous programs, there is no financial issue there. You might also consider finding a job in another state in between your undergrad degree and your next phase of schooling, since your Bachelor's should qualify you for many more positions (though I can't recall what your degree is in.)

When I was talking about keeping your focus on your goal, I suppose I meant the goal, or one of the major steps along the way, that is nearest to completion. For me, it was graduating (or at least walking, since I won't get my diploma until August due to my internships) and getting the hell out of Massachusetts. However, I also have many other goals that will not be completed for several years...law school, changing some copyright laws, producing and filming my own movies, putting together a band and making it successful...and while I do focus on those, there are more pressing goals in the present, like finishing my internship to get my degree, finding a job, and moving out of my current apartment. :P In any case, the nearest thing you can hold onto should be your sole motivating factor for surviving your current state of living. :)

I've already talked with the Local University about my Grad work... and Oregon State University is willing to work with me to build it. the crappy thing is because i can't afford to go straight to OSU, i'm at the community college, but i am getting towards the end of classes that i may need, before I have to get into specifics.. the only class that is really holding me back as of now is writings (damn placement test put me in Writing 95, which is LOW for a writing class... i've never understood that...)

as of right now, the System just seems my degree as Exercise Sports Science with an emphasis in technology. So in other words, no one knows until I can get a school to approve it and let me start in. After talking to the Dean at the Health and Human Sciences College at OSU, he suggested i take 5 years for my undergrad, then start in with my Dissertation

However once i get to that point, my mother believes that she'll be ready to take it easy from teaching (her knees are having a hard time, next knee surgery is a replacement) and i'll have a partner for the PhD.


but yeah I've got to get to that point...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 02, 2009, 07:27:44 pm
Oh, so you're designing your own degree...cool. :) I do see how that could make your trip a bit longer, which is not as cool, but I'm sure you can do it.

I'm sure OSU will transfer all of your courses, too. And if they don't, I'll eat them. I'll eat them ALL. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on June 02, 2009, 07:32:33 pm
I'm sure OSU will transfer all of your courses, too. And if they don't, I'll eat them. I'll eat them ALL. :P

You give me nightmares!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 02, 2009, 07:35:17 pm
Oh, so you're designing your own degree...cool. :) I do see how that could make your trip a bit longer, which is not as cool, but I'm sure you can do it.

I'm sure OSU will transfer all of your courses, too. And if they don't, I'll eat them. I'll eat them ALL. :P

They will only take my required courses as an undergrad... otherwise everything else is elective

but i've got to get the writing out of the way before i can do anything else.... (two terms worth, i'm skipping the "recommended" writing 95 and going to 115)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 02, 2009, 08:30:15 pm
And if they don't, I'll eat them. I'll eat them ALL. :P

 :D :D :D 
U rock........I tell ya........LOL!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on June 03, 2009, 08:37:56 am
We ALL ROCK!!

Yeah....I feel that I love this board and all smart, kind, sharing people here!! Theres such a great attitude here online. PLus if someone feel they have some troubles, anything, everyone cares and comfort.

So +1 to you all!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 03, 2009, 08:46:28 pm
And if they don't, I'll eat them. I'll eat them ALL. :P

 :D :D :D 
U rock........I tell ya........LOL!


That's me...always hungry for evil. ;)

You rock yourself!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 04, 2009, 11:29:33 pm
Had a very interesting exprience today.

Oregon is getting slammed with some rare strong thunderstomes (we've still got a severe warning)


On my way home, was only about 6 miles from home, when this strong gust of wind hit the road, and this huge pelt of rain. the rain caused me to go from 55mph to 10mph in a matter of 5 seconds. I looked to my left and saw this nasty black clump of clouds that touches the ground....

After a huge thunderstorm, heavy rain, and tons of lightning, there was TONS of warnings for the weather...


After about 5pm today i found out that the black clump of clouds.... was a Tornado.

So i drove past a damn tornado and never knew it till afterwards... I can't believe how lucky/oblivious I was... (this is a RARE even in Oregon)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 23, 2009, 12:00:56 am
I'm SCARED...

So I work as an intern for two publishers right now--music publishers, that is, who deal entirely with copyrights of songs--and one of them asked me today if I would show him my songs. He's never heard my music, only once heard me play piano (and that was on a bad day on an out-of-tune piano, and I'm not even a good piano player anymore), and I'm his intern, not some Nashville songwriter who's had album cuts and radio play and synch licenses. And he and my other supervisor have. They're talented, and they spend every day evaluating talent. He's a producer, for Chrissake...

But I put together a collection of "worktapes" to show to them anyway...tomorrow, I guess...and I'm so afraid they're going to hate them. Not like it really makes a difference, but I'm that insecure, and even if my songs do suck, they're still like my children. GAH. I never should have agreed to show them. ::head-->desk::


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 23, 2009, 12:36:43 am
I wish the best of luck. I hope they like it. If not lets hope they can be nice about giving some advice....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on June 23, 2009, 04:49:13 am
Today Im filled with joy, its the first day in several weeks without rain, clouds and cold here in Sweden.
Its great, its warm and cloudfree, as its usual is here during summer.

Hope it stays on!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 25, 2009, 03:56:58 am
Jeez, the heat is killing me. It's been hitting 36 C since Friday and seems it'll go up more, and we're just baking in downtown. I get constant headache, and my grandmother was hospitalized after going to the market.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on June 25, 2009, 05:45:04 am
Feeling awesome after seeing DT last night !!!  8)
Positive thinking is soooo much easier after seeing DT  ;D ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 25, 2009, 05:47:50 am
Feeling awesome after seeing DT last night !!!  8)
Positive thinking is soooo much easier after seeing DT  ;D ;)

it sure is  ;)







Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on June 25, 2009, 11:49:02 am
I'm sick, I've got no voice  :(  Now I can cancel my choir camp this week-end :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 25, 2009, 04:17:47 pm
Natt I hope your grandmother is alright, and i hope the heat lets up for you.
Eva I am sorry to hear you are sick. try to get plenty of rest.

Feeling awesome after seeing DT last night !!!  8)
Positive thinking is soooo much easier after seeing DT  ;D ;)


Glad to hear you had a great time  ;)




This is so random... i tried for a contest on the Sweetwater site months ago... and i got a call from one of the main guys checking up on me and seeing if there was ANYTHING he could do to help with my music, and any discount he could give me on products. i find it rather funny, and yet cool... the only sad thing is i don't have money for anything there... right now my money is going to be put into a new trombone which is spose to help with my hand problems.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on June 26, 2009, 04:27:55 am
Thank you, Ash!
I'm still feeling a bit worse than yesterday, but fortunately I've got the chance to stay in bed today! Maybe it'll be better tomorrow :)

Natt, how's your granny? Hope she's fine again! Just tell her she shall stay at home during the day. :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 26, 2009, 07:47:29 am
I hope you'll soon get better Eva  :-*

My gran is better, she got back from hospital - and wanted to go and do some gardening right away! Luckily grandpa threatened to tie her to the couch  :D She's 79, but still so active - she doesn't give herself a minute of rest.

EDIT: it's 39 C...   :o

"Hot noon,
oh I'd sell my soul for water..."  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on June 26, 2009, 09:02:21 am
Natt, I've just got some nice hot tea, if you like.... then you don't need to sell your soul ;)
btw. this is just normal for elder people. My granny wants to do everything, but actually she can't anymore so she's moaning all day long ::)  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: dinka on June 26, 2009, 04:55:16 pm
Hugs to Eva and Natt's granny, hope you get better soon!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 26, 2009, 08:30:47 pm
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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 26, 2009, 11:24:03 pm
Man, that's sad...my heart goes out to his family, friends and students. :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 26, 2009, 11:26:21 pm
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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 27, 2009, 02:58:43 am
i am just shocked...



My former school councilor Dani Finnen, Died of a heart attack two days ago. My friend Luke called me like 10 min ago and told me, and we've called people to make sure everything is alright. His Wife, Amy, is getting over recovering from breast Cancer... so she's had a hard road too, but my god this is BIG... their daughter is a senior in high school now... Amy and my mom work together, Dani was my school councilor when i was in high school.. and just someone who i liked.



his service is monday...


Here is the "news" article about him http://highschoolsports.oregonlive.com/news/article/-7418639013257561829/corvallis-soccer-coach-dan-finnen-40-dies/

My thoughts and prayers to his family. And to you, Ash  :-* It's always hard when good people pass away


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 27, 2009, 03:29:00 am
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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: dinka on June 27, 2009, 06:16:00 pm
My thoughts with you.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 28, 2009, 01:07:28 am
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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 28, 2009, 09:21:45 am
OMG, Ash.  So so very sorry to read about your teacher.  He was so very young, and it's so tragic to see that.    :-\
I know you know all the cliches and such, and they don't do much comfort, but be blessed in the fact that you KNEW someone as kind and caring as Dan - people like this seem few and far between these days. 
My prayers to his family and his former and present students that are certainly shocked by this tragedy.  I agree with what you are thinking inside though...it's not fair at all, Ash./me lights a candle for you


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 28, 2009, 10:10:54 pm
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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 28, 2009, 11:57:01 pm
Does his wife have any friends or relatives nearby who can help her if she gets sicker?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 29, 2009, 12:10:09 am
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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 29, 2009, 06:00:34 am
Today I've officially declared major renovation of my apartment... Moved and wrapped furniture, newspapers on the floor, bare walls, wallpaper rolls all over the place and a bit of stucco in the food  ;D pure madness, I'm sure I'm gonna have *lots* of fun with it


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on June 29, 2009, 08:15:18 am
Sorry Ash, I first missed the news about your teacher  :( I'm so sorry to hear this..
I remember when I was 19 and my best friend died...I still think about him once every while..he also died very young..
My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and students and you.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 30, 2009, 12:00:58 am
Does his wife have any friends or relatives nearby who can help her if she gets sicker?

the entire 1st grade team (her team at the school) has been taking care of her, as well as my mom and a few other teachers who are good friends of hers... her mom might be over because of this, and I'm sure Danelle has a few friends who parents can be there to help her.


EDIT: it has been rather interesting... I found out how he died... Major heart attack. His arteries were so filled with plaque, there was no way to save him. his wife tired, but according to the cornier, she couldn't have saved him anyway... As for their daughter, she has not shown any emotion towards the entire thing is it has become worrisome...

Yeah, the daughter worries me...makes me wonder if she's going to have a breakdown. Has someone alerted a counselor at her school to keep an eye on her? It could be nothing, and it could just be her way of grieving, but it's better to be safe than sorry...to be cliche about it.  :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 30, 2009, 12:05:18 am
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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 02, 2009, 12:42:21 am
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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on July 03, 2009, 09:13:01 am
I love your the message pics you have Ash, looks awesome! Except.....The two John's should switch stage side haha!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 03, 2009, 10:50:05 am
Just got back from the service. i cried, i laughed and I even spoke in front of 300 people about my memories of Dan Finnen. For the past week i've had this nasty eye twitch and after all of that, it still hasn't gone... but i do think it does have something to do with this....

as they opened up the floor for those of us attending to speak, i noticed that there were not really any students, and i took that step and spoke about my memories of him. his always arriving late to appointments and anything else, his coffee in his hand, and always checking to make sure he didn't shave of
I did give Amy and Danelle a huge hug, like i said i would. Amy thanked me for speaking, while all Danelle could do was cry.

its going to be a long road to accept all of this for many of us... and all we can do now remember the good times and look to the future.

That's great that you had the guts to speak at his service. I'm sure it meant a lot to everyone. :)

The eye twitch...you're right, that might have something to do with the past couple of weeks. It will probably go away on its own, though.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 03, 2009, 02:20:54 pm
I love your the message pics you have Ash, looks awesome! Except.....The two John's should switch stage side haha!!

Jordan should also be on the far left.... unless it bugs enough people I'm not going to change it (that's just how it all fit on there)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on July 03, 2009, 02:30:42 pm
I love your the message pics you have Ash, looks awesome! Except.....The two John's should switch stage side haha!!

unless it bugs enough people I'm not going to change it

Hahaha  ::) It would look awesome if you could maybe draw a simple background with some big screens...then you would have your own little DT concert!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 03, 2009, 04:15:03 pm
I love your the message pics you have Ash, looks awesome! Except.....The two John's should switch stage side haha!!

unless it bugs enough people I'm not going to change it

Hahaha  ::) It would look awesome if you could maybe draw a simple background with some big screens...then you would have your own little DT concert!

maybe later...



in a side note i find something about the people around my area and their reaction to my ford Taurus. They all think it is the Sheriff. I've come to understand why. both are the same color, both are fords (Mines a Taurus, the sheriff drives a Crown Victoria, but people only see the Ford and freak out) The only difference, the obvious one, I have my university stickers on my car, while the sheriff has the light bar and all the markings... but i guess if you are doing something wrong, you won't noticed the obvious details


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 03, 2009, 04:38:56 pm
I love your the message pics you have Ash, looks awesome! Except.....The two John's should switch stage side haha!!

unless it bugs enough people I'm not going to change it

Hahaha  ::) It would look awesome if you could maybe draw a simple background with some big screens...then you would have your own little DT concert!

maybe later...



in a side note i find something about the people around my area and their reaction to my ford Taurus. They all think it is the Sheriff. I've come to understand why. both are the same color, both are fords (Mines a Taurus, the sheriff drives a Crown Victoria, but people only see the Ford and freak out) The only difference, the obvious one, I have my university stickers on my car, while the sheriff has the light bar and all the markings... but i guess if you are doing something wrong, you won't noticed the obvious details

Man, I miss the days when my brother would drive me to school in his silver Crown Vic...I think it still had cop shocks in it. It was like riding a mattress! ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 03, 2009, 04:52:16 pm
I love your the message pics you have Ash, looks awesome! Except.....The two John's should switch stage side haha!!

unless it bugs enough people I'm not going to change it

Hahaha  ::) It would look awesome if you could maybe draw a simple background with some big screens...then you would have your own little DT concert!

maybe later...



in a side note i find something about the people around my area and their reaction to my ford Taurus. They all think it is the Sheriff. I've come to understand why. both are the same color, both are fords (Mines a Taurus, the sheriff drives a Crown Victoria, but people only see the Ford and freak out) The only difference, the obvious one, I have my university stickers on my car, while the sheriff has the light bar and all the markings... but i guess if you are doing something wrong, you won't noticed the obvious details

Man, I miss the days when my brother would drive me to school in his silver Crown Vic...I think it still had cop shocks in it. It was like riding a mattress! ::)

well its either be mistaken for a cop car, OR have people think your car is a 70's Jag (when it is really a '04 Kia Optima, and it is my dad's car) either way it is funny


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 03, 2009, 05:00:13 pm
I think the funniest thing ever would be to have the car from that awful Blaxploitation film "Superfly." Constant chrome shots!

(http://www.imcdb.org/images/010/195.jpg)

"You've always been the man. You've always been...MY MAN."


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 03, 2009, 08:05:53 pm
hahaha



in other news. We're having a heat wave... right now it is 93F/33C and it has been like this for a couple of days and will be through out the weekend.

What i would do for some rain!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 03, 2009, 09:37:30 pm
Pffffffffffft!  Just about now, we would LOVE a heat wave.  Our temps haven't gone above 22C for about a week, and we've had nothing BUT rain.  This is not the July weather I wanted.....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 03, 2009, 09:56:29 pm
Pffffffffffft!  Just about now, we would LOVE a heat wave.  Our temps haven't gone above 22C for about a week, and we've had nothing BUT rain.  This is not the July weather I wanted.....

Can we trade weather?!?!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 03, 2009, 11:25:47 pm
Pffffffffffft!  Just about now, we would LOVE a heat wave.  Our temps haven't gone above 22C for about a week, and we've had nothing BUT rain.  This is not the July weather I wanted.....

Can we trade weather?!?!

I second Ash on this one...especially since I ride my bike seven miles home in that heat wave weather four days a week. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 03, 2009, 11:42:32 pm
Pffffffffffft!  Just about now, we would LOVE a heat wave.  Our temps haven't gone above 22C for about a week, and we've had nothing BUT rain.  This is not the July weather I wanted.....

Can we trade weather?!?!

I second Ash on this one...especially since I ride my bike seven miles home in that heat wave weather four days a week. :P

why can't we just have some moderate days of sun and have a couple of days of rain say every 10 days or so.... in the summer

Here in the winter... some rain and some sun every so often


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jacob on July 04, 2009, 07:39:18 am
Tomorrow is my sis's wedding. Lots of busy and rush 'til then. I'm so proud of her. She is may only one so it makes this moment a little bit more special for us all. Something like that bring us certain kind of joy and satisfaction in a world where most of the things is upside-down. I love her and I'll be picking up some pics to post here.

Love ya!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 04, 2009, 11:41:20 am
Pffffffffffft!  Just about now, we would LOVE a heat wave.  Our temps haven't gone above 22C for about a week, and we've had nothing BUT rain.  This is not the July weather I wanted.....

Can we trade weather?!?!

YES!!!! :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 09, 2009, 12:47:33 am
Pffffffffffft!  Just about now, we would LOVE a heat wave.  Our temps haven't gone above 22C for about a week, and we've had nothing BUT rain.  This is not the July weather I wanted.....

Can we trade weather?!?!

YES!!!! :D :D :D

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And:
Eric, tell your sister Congrats





BTW: I have to say I know I won't go into the medical field... mom went in for Gastric Bypass Today... well 1. the Doctor arrived an hour late to the Hospital which pushed everything back two ours and 2. I spent 11 solid hours there. I am willing to say i am a chicken when it comes to Hospitals... I can't stand the smell, or the look of them... so for those 11 hours I've felt sick to my stomach....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on July 14, 2009, 09:52:01 am
Feeling great! Haven't been here for a while. Looking very forward for the opening of the Split summer festival tonight!!We are performing Carmina Burana and it's gonna be great! I'm full of life enjoying the summer very much even though I hate summer I love a lot of Opera in the summer. I love to sing in the summer!!!!!  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on July 14, 2009, 12:33:43 pm
Just got out my last wisdom tooth, ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At least it's not winter so I can eat some icecream... :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 14, 2009, 06:58:42 pm
Just got out my last wisdom tooth, ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At least it's not winter so I can eat some icecream... :)

Awww, feel better. ::hugses:: Have lots of iced smoothies!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nedthehead on July 15, 2009, 01:26:37 am
Hmm... well, I don't know where to start here, so I guess I can post my intro!

I've been a fan of DT for a few years now. I knew of them, but never paid too much attention until my friend handed me Octavarium. I was hooked immediately. I then went on to buy pretty much whatever my record store could sell, which by the time was only Systematic Chaos, which I was blown away by.

The reason I joined the forums? I recently heard Winter Rose's album and my jaw dropped. If the first few notes of "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" don't cement James as one of the all-time greatest vocalists to every bless our planet, I can't name very many others.

And this is all coming from a 16 year old GUITARIST who has been so impressed that I now strongly want to take up singing... but as far now, I can barely hum along in tune! A long way to go, but now I have something to strive for!

So, here I am I guess LOL! I believe Dream Theater is coming to Toronto in August, and I think I am a bit late, but I am absolutely dying for tickets...

Oh, and also, if James ever gets around to reading this, just a humble but very gracious thanks from me ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 15, 2009, 02:26:55 am
Hmm... well, I don't know where to start here, so I guess I can post my intro!

I've been a fan of DT for a few years now. I knew of them, but never paid too much attention until my friend handed me Octavarium. I was hooked immediately. I then went on to buy pretty much whatever my record store could sell, which by the time was only Systematic Chaos, which I was blown away by.

The reason I joined the forums? I recently heard Winter Rose's album and my jaw dropped. If the first few notes of "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" don't cement James as one of the all-time greatest vocalists to every bless our planet, I can't name very many others.

And this is all coming from a 16 year old GUITARIST who has been so impressed that I now strongly want to take up singing... but as far now, I can barely hum along in tune! A long way to go, but now I have something to strive for!

So, here I am I guess LOL! I believe Dream Theater is coming to Toronto in August, and I think I am a bit late, but I am absolutely dying for tickets...

Oh, and also, if James ever gets around to reading this, just a humble but very gracious thanks from me ;)

welcome to the board, nedthehead  ;) keep up with your guitar work, and also work hard trying to sing... its great to know more then one instrument esp if you wrote your own music!

hope you get a chance to see the guys live!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on July 15, 2009, 04:57:56 am
Hmm... well, I don't know where to start here, so I guess I can post my intro!

I've been a fan of DT for a few years now. I knew of them, but never paid too much attention until my friend handed me Octavarium. I was hooked immediately. I then went on to buy pretty much whatever my record store could sell, which by the time was only Systematic Chaos, which I was blown away by.

The reason I joined the forums? I recently heard Winter Rose's album and my jaw dropped. If the first few notes of "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" don't cement James as one of the all-time greatest vocalists to every bless our planet, I can't name very many others.

And this is all coming from a 16 year old GUITARIST who has been so impressed that I now strongly want to take up singing... but as far now, I can barely hum along in tune! A long way to go, but now I have something to strive for!

So, here I am I guess LOL! I believe Dream Theater is coming to Toronto in August, and I think I am a bit late, but I am absolutely dying for tickets...

Oh, and also, if James ever gets around to reading this, just a humble but very gracious thanks from me ;)

Hi nedthehead ! Welcome to James' board and enjoy  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on July 15, 2009, 06:37:31 am
Just got out my last wisdom tooth, ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At least it's not winter so I can eat some icecream... :)

Awww, feel better. ::hugses:: Have lots of iced smoothies!

Thanks, Michelle!
Loads better today!!! :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 15, 2009, 08:21:01 am


So, here I am I guess LOL! I believe Dream Theater is coming to Toronto in August, and I think I am a bit late, but I am absolutely dying for tickets...
 

Hello there, ned -
welcome to the Board, and it looks like another Canadian is on Board!   

Check Ticketmaster every so often.  They sometimes release tix on the floors closer to the date - they are stupid that way.  I got my tix in 100 area 2 weeks after they went on sale.  Check them once a week or so if you have to. 

Hope you enjoy your stay here.....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 15, 2009, 07:26:06 pm
Well today has started out crappy... got stung by a yellow jacket on my arm... Which while driving I had an allergic reaction (like i usually do) Lucky mom is now able to drive, so she took the wheel and we went into town...

I'm fine now.. just a little arm pain... but it took no driving for 30-min, AND a coke to get me back (the sugar buzz helped me return) right now i've got ice on my arm to help with swelling... but it still hurts...


aw the down sides of being very allergic to stings  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 14, 2009, 01:25:02 am
Well.. this year is just seeming to be full of tragedy.

about August 3rd I was told from my close friend Chase, and something had happened to our friend Sam and it wasn't good... I didn't quite understand what Chase had meant by that. I fugured since Chase had left, Sam was sad and having a hard time not having his best buddy around...



It is August 13th... and I JUST found out that Sam and committed suicide on August 2nd...













sadly I was right...



I feel stupid for not understanding what Chase had sad and now I feel deeply sadden. Sam was a good friend, a team mate in lacrosse (before the girl's team was able to form) and someone who was always there when anyone needed help.
http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2009/08/14/news/obituaries/4obi03_lahr081309.txt

RIP Sam Lahr  :(

EDIT: it seems rather wrong to suddenly have my writers block broken because of this....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on August 14, 2009, 05:54:34 am
So sorry to hear this, Ash...how sad... :(
*hugs*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on August 14, 2009, 09:24:37 am
My god, that's awful. I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Ash. ::HUGS:: :-\


As for me...I'm done with my internships and will hopefully have my degree on paper in a couple of weeks. Not that it's going to get me a job or anything. Today, I'm going to an anger management counselor. I might not show it on here, but I have some serious mental problems right now and I'm afraid that I'm going to snap if I don't get help. So here goes nothing. I just hope I don't have to pay for this, because I can barely pay my half of the rent and bills at the end of this month.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 14, 2009, 08:47:27 pm
it just seems so weird... and something none of us saw coming...


ah well...


Shall his soul rest in peace


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on August 15, 2009, 10:04:53 am
Thank you...it did go well, at least in the sense that I now know about programs I can participate in. But of course, they DO cost money...I'm going to have to call my parents for help, which is just about the last thing I want to do. Asking them for money, big no-no. Asking them for money because I'm bloody insane: even worse. :P

On the bright side, at least my fiance has a job starting on Monday. I'm crossing my fingers that I can get something soon, so I can avoid the whole parent conversation.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on August 15, 2009, 11:52:17 am
Keep the faith, Michelle  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on August 15, 2009, 01:44:20 pm
These days I feel good about most things, theres like a breeze of fresh air flying through me. My stamina is great and perhaps I will get intro a small competion in running. The bad weather here is finally getting a little better after a long rainy time.

Btw Ash how terribly sad for you! I know how you feel when someone dies, but Im sure it must feel even harder to know something made that person unable to love himself. My dad died from an accident, and one of my close freinds died from another accident. But time do heal all wounds, atleast almost all of them as long as you watch yourself.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 15, 2009, 03:04:17 pm
These days I feel good about most things, theres like a breeze of fresh air flying through me. My stamina is great and perhaps I will get intro a small competion in running. The bad weather here is finally getting a little better after a long rainy time.

Btw Ash how terribly sad for you! I know how you feel when someone dies, but Im sure it must feel even harder to know something made that person unable to love himself. My dad died from an accident, and one of my close freinds died from another accident. But time do heal all wounds, atleast almost all of them as long as you watch yourself.

just this summer alone... i've lost Two very close friends. That is the most sad part of it all.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 15, 2009, 04:00:29 pm

just this summer alone... i've lost Two very close friends. That is the most sad part of it all.

i do know how you feel. Over last summer, I lost 2 friends and my dear granny whom I had been very close with.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jacob on August 15, 2009, 06:09:54 pm
Welcome board nedthehead!

And my feelings for you Ash!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 15, 2009, 06:48:08 pm

just this summer alone... i've lost Two very close friends. That is the most sad part of it all.

i do know how you feel. Over last summer, I lost 2 friends and my dear granny whom I had been very close with.
it has been a very weird summer...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on August 15, 2009, 10:35:19 pm
Man, we need serious group-hug action over here. :P Who's with me?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on August 16, 2009, 05:57:57 am
I dont like hugs, claps, handshakes...whatever!

But since its the net count me in!!  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on August 16, 2009, 07:05:54 am
Me too  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 16, 2009, 08:07:53 pm
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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 09, 2009, 11:49:39 pm
I forgot to put this on yesterday BUT,


I got accepted into Oregon State University!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on September 10, 2009, 12:15:08 am
I forgot to put this on yesterday BUT,


I got accepted into Oregon State University!

CONGRATULATIONS! Way to go, man. You totally deserve it. ::slides you down a milkshake, or something equally delicious::


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 10, 2009, 12:20:28 am
I forgot to put this on yesterday BUT,


I got accepted into Oregon State University!

CONGRATULATIONS! Way to go, man. You totally deserve it. ::slides you down a milkshake, or something equally delicious::

Thank you! Now the fun part is getting classes...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 10, 2009, 02:50:28 am
Congratulations Ash!!

this brought back the memories of the day I was accepted... it felt great and scary at the same time  ;D
now I'm in my last year and hopefully by the end of 2010 I'll have got my degree
I wouldn't mind doing it all over again though...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 10, 2009, 03:03:44 am
Congratulations Ash!!

this brought back the memories of the day I was accepted... it felt great and scary at the same time  ;D
now I'm in my last year and hopefully by the end of 2010 I'll have got my degree
I wouldn't mind doing it all over again though...

let see... it'll be 10 years before i'll be done with school  :( oh well that's what i get for going for a PhD


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on September 10, 2009, 06:07:32 pm
Congratulations Ash!!

this brought back the memories of the day I was accepted... it felt great and scary at the same time  ;D
now I'm in my last year and hopefully by the end of 2010 I'll have got my degree
I wouldn't mind doing it all over again though...

let see... it'll be 10 years before i'll be done with school  :( oh well that's what i get for going for a PhD

It's okay, you could be like my cousin Leah--a student for life and loving it. I think she's on her second PhD or something, related to eastern religions with a focus on Hinduism. It sounds fascinating.

I'm starting to think I might end up that way, too. I'm starting to study for the LSATs and apply for law schools, and suddenly realizing that I don't JUST want a JD. Maybe an LLM, maybe a PhD, maybe a JD with two concentrations (intellectual property and education?). It's overwhelming to think of all the federal loans that I'll probably never pay off. :P

But hey--you'll be studying something you really care about, and that should make your time WAY worthwhile. Plus, the reward of having a career that fits you and doesn't JUST pay the bills.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 10, 2009, 06:09:15 pm
Congratulations Ash!!

this brought back the memories of the day I was accepted... it felt great and scary at the same time  ;D
now I'm in my last year and hopefully by the end of 2010 I'll have got my degree
I wouldn't mind doing it all over again though...

let see... it'll be 10 years before i'll be done with school  :( oh well that's what i get for going for a PhD

It's okay, you could be like my cousin Leah--a student for life and loving it. I think she's on her second PhD or something, related to eastern religions with a focus on Hinduism. It sounds fascinating.

I'm starting to think I might end up that way, too. I'm starting to study for the LSATs and apply for law schools, and suddenly realizing that I don't JUST want a JD. Maybe an LLM, maybe a PhD, maybe a JD with two concentrations (intellectual property and education?). It's overwhelming to think of all the federal loans that I'll probably never pay off. :P

But hey--you'll be studying something you really care about, and that should make your time WAY worthwhile. Plus, the reward of having a career that fits you and doesn't JUST pay the bills.

the funny thing is my PhD would be playing video games (active video games to be exact) :P


little random side note... a "demo" of all my projects is near complete. I'll post something once i get it "finished"


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 05, 2009, 11:16:31 pm
I have...shin splints of DOOOOOOOOOOM. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on October 06, 2009, 02:43:00 pm
I have...shin splints of DOOOOOOOOOOM. :P

I had those yesterday.... and the entire time during marching band camp.


Calves of Steel!  ::)



yay for only one class today. sadly its Chemistry, but i'll take it being the only one.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 07, 2009, 07:10:56 am
I have...shin splints of DOOOOOOOOOOM. :P

I had those yesterday.... and the entire time during marching band camp.


Calves of Steel!  ::)


Yes, we perseverant few... :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on October 07, 2009, 04:05:42 pm
I have...shin splints of DOOOOOOOOOOM. :P

I had those yesterday.... and the entire time during marching band camp.


Calves of Steel!  ::)


Yes, we perseverant few... :P

yep :D


and it seems that where i have to go for a show is pretty much "back 4 steps in 28 counts" then "Forward 4 steps in 16" then "Hold for 48 counts" then "Hall Ass to 50 yrd line in 32 counts" then "hold for 16" then "32 BACK to where you were during the 48 count spot"  :(





Just saw something that is very interesting and makes me laugh about this town... ONLY at Oregon State University Campus can there be three guys smoking a Hookah in the Memorial Union Quad, for "Demonstration" AND "Club recruiting" purposes... that the extra funny thing... MOST of us walk past it like we don't care, or don't want to know.... As someone who is allergic to the tobacco they use in it (mostly here they use pot, which i am also allergic too) making sure i avoid that part of campus seems smart... Yet it is still funny


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on October 10, 2009, 01:32:00 pm
All in all I'm very proud, because I just decided to stop smoking  and emptied my very last packet so that I'm really sick of it now. I even called my Mum to give my last cigarettes at home in my drawer to some smoker on the street ;D OMG, she was so happy, lol!!!
I'm happy to have made this decision, what actually appeases a bit my deep down sadness - at least for today... ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 10, 2009, 01:41:05 pm
All in all I'm very proud, because I just decided to stop smoking  and emptied my very last packet so that I'm really sick of it now. I even called my Mum to give my last cigarettes at home in my drawer to some smoker on the street ;D OMG, she was so happy, lol!!!
I'm happy to have made this decision, what actually appeases a bit my deep down sadness - at least for today... ::)

wow this is a very important step! Keep to your decision! I believe in you  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on October 10, 2009, 02:14:51 pm
All in all I'm very proud, because I just decided to stop smoking  and emptied my very last packet so that I'm really sick of it now. I even called my Mum to give my last cigarettes at home in my drawer to some smoker on the street ;D OMG, she was so happy, lol!!!
I'm happy to have made this decision, what actually appeases a bit my deep down sadness - at least for today... ::)

Very good for you Eva...I quit smoking almost 4 years ago. it´s very difficult but everything is possible! I hope you keep your decision forever.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on October 11, 2009, 08:40:24 am
All in all I'm very proud, because I just decided to stop smoking  and emptied my very last packet so that I'm really sick of it now. I even called my Mum to give my last cigarettes at home in my drawer to some smoker on the street ;D OMG, she was so happy, lol!!!
I'm happy to have made this decision, what actually appeases a bit my deep down sadness - at least for today... ::)

Very good for you Eva...I quit smoking almost 4 years ago. it´s very difficult but everything is possible! I hope you keep your decision forever.

Thanks! I hope so, too! And yes, it's very difficult... I often stopped and restarted again, but now I'm really sure, I made the decision in Notre Dame, that should help ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 11, 2009, 09:06:51 am
You can do it Eva!  This will do a WORLD of good for you mentally, and especially physically.  Your lungs will love you for it!   


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on October 11, 2009, 09:23:52 am
Go Eva!!



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 11, 2009, 09:58:13 am
Good for you, Eva! You're strong--I know you can do it. :) I have a lot of friends who have struggled with quitting smoking, but they all say that despite the cravings, their bodies and lungs feel SO MUCH BETTER after even just a week, or a few weeks...things like being about to climb flights of stairs without being winded at the top. I think you'll really feel a difference.

As for me...disregarding all of the other stupidness in my life, this morning is beautiful. It's a cool autumn wine-colored day, and for the first time in my life, I was able to spend one such morning with the person I love most. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on October 11, 2009, 11:05:42 am
Thanks everyone! Actually I found out this morning, that incense in the church is a wonderful substitute....  ;) joking of course!!! ;D
I can't wait for the day when I can finally sing again without any problems :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 12, 2009, 12:46:17 pm
I saw DT last night!!!  :D

'nuff said. Lucky you! Are you able to squeeze a sound out of your throat today?  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on October 12, 2009, 01:31:02 pm
mood: meh...


between not being able to get breakfast this morning cause my exchange student was being SLOW as hell to get hers made, and not wanting to be at school, AND it being a monday.... I would like to have had ONE more day for my weekend... I didn't really get a Saturday because of band... and I am missing that saturday cause i am so freaking tired.....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 13, 2009, 11:33:43 am
My day was going to be just fine until some jerk on a LinkedIn message board had to respond to me with pompous sarcasm and gross assumptions about my profession and my knowledge.

Now I'm sitting here debating with MYSELF, wondering if I should respond to him in private, asking him to tone down his sarcasm and quit making assumptions; respond to the thread saying pretty much the same; continue the argument at all; or just leave the argument and quit reading or writing responses altogether. I'm madly trying to weigh the benefits and disadvantages of each option and it's NOT helping...only making me more and more stressed out.

I used to be relatively okay facing up to jerks like that guy. Now that I'm not in the best mental state these days, every little thing rocks my entire world. It SUCKS. >:(

Ah needz me a drink.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 13, 2009, 12:22:14 pm
My day was going to be just fine until some jerk on a LinkedIn message board had to respond to me with pompous sarcasm and gross assumptions about my profession and my knowledge.

Now I'm sitting here debating with MYSELF, wondering if I should respond to him in private, asking him to tone down his sarcasm and quit making assumptions; respond to the thread saying pretty much the same; continue the argument at all; or just leave the argument and quit reading or writing responses altogether. I'm madly trying to weigh the benefits and disadvantages of each option and it's NOT helping...only making me more and more stressed out.

I used to be relatively okay facing up to jerks like that guy. Now that I'm not in the best mental state these days, every little thing rocks my entire world. It SUCKS. >:(

It's the Internet and anonymous communication can be misinterpreted even if it means no harm, and every jerk has his say just like everyone. Most these people are not worth to be regarded, they don't know you nor who you are and all they need is attention to their miserable self, best achieved by vexing, dissing and disrespecting other people. I usually ignore their posts, because, you know, who they are to me? A few lines on the screen. Screw them, I'd rather talk to those whose opinion I really value.
I know I'm not being helpful at all, but I so understand your frustration. Sometimes when you're being too sensitive, a few stupid words can trigger it all.

Instead, have some hot chocolate  :) it's a well-known anti-depressant

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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 13, 2009, 01:09:18 pm
You guys are both right...I ended up unsubscribing to the thread anyway, because every time I so much as got an email alert that a response had been posted, my heart rate nearly doubled from the stress of anticipation. The jerks on that thread are SO not worth the trouble.

I normally have no problem with written debates, but when people start being snobs and jerks and toting that "HAY WERE ON T3H INTARWEBZ, WE KIN SAY WHATEVAH WE WANT" mentality, it really bothers me. :P

Thanks for the hot chocolate, Natt. ;) I needed it!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on October 14, 2009, 05:49:20 pm
Today is kinda blah for me... Ended up having to stay home cause i'm sick.. donno with what, but at least its not the flu (as far as i know) I had to do something i didn't want to do (and haven't done for two years) is say i couldn't make it to band  :( (even when I had my bronchitis last year)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 15, 2009, 02:25:46 pm
Playing with my goldfish and dancing around like a twerp to Elements of Persuasion (relatively recent discovery and I'm crazy about it :D). Oh, and writing a paper for my degree.

All at the same time?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 15, 2009, 02:37:44 pm
My day is about to end... finally. It's been one of these days that drag on infinitely, you know? I woke up with sore throat, which is a disaster for me being a teacher, i thought the lessons would never end and couldn't wait to get back home and have a cup of hot tea with honey...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 15, 2009, 02:50:46 pm
Here you go, Natt:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2404/2336709602_f3609aeee6.jpg?v=0)

Hope you feel better tomorrow....rest tonight.....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 15, 2009, 02:52:59 pm
I'm all mentally broken today.

I'm getting married next month to the man I've been with for nearly four years, the same man my parents spent the last four years trying to convince me not to be with just because THEY didn't like him. So my fiance and I wanted the affair to be pretty small and private and personal, only now my parents are trying to guilt-trip me into making plans that better suit THEIR schedule...because, get this. They want to support me on my big day. My dad wants to GIVE ME AWAY, like I'm some sort of possession. They want the pomp and circumstance, and I just wanted to celebrate being bonded together with the one person who has fully supported me these past four years, despite how scared I was about disobeying my parents so I could be with him. So now, even though I really don't have concrete plans and no one is being formally invited, my parents are acting all passive-aggressive and offended and hurt because I haven't given them my full itinerary. Because there's a possibility that because of OUR plans and my fiance's work schedule, we might have to get married on a day when my parents can't make it.

I want it to stop. I want it all to stop. I want a job, I want a reason to not feel worthless, I want to just MARRY MY FIANCE and not worry about accommodating the two people who have emotionally beaten me down for the past decade and who have tried so hard not to let me be with the person I love most.

Sorry for unloading...it's really weighing on me. So if you actually read this, my apologies. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 15, 2009, 02:53:39 pm
My day is about to end... finally. It's been one of these days that drag on infinitely, you know? I woke up with sore throat, which is a disaster for me being a teacher, i thought the lessons would never end and couldn't wait to get back home and have a cup of hot tea with honey...


And lemon, lemons are good for sore throats. ;) I have a whole drawer full of lemons for ya.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 15, 2009, 03:00:41 pm
thanks ladies!

nicoli... i do feel for you... what do I know, but you should plan a wedding that fits best you and your fiance, because it's going to be YOUR day. And don't your parents want to see you happy?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 15, 2009, 03:33:39 pm
Thanks for even reading...I know it was an eye-full. ;) I appreciate your support, both yours and Natt's.

Other people have told me I need to at least give them the chance to make it all up to me, and I know they're right. I suppose the part that bothers me most is that my parents are acting like they should have the privilege to decide when I'm ready to forgive them. I know I'll forgive them eventually, or at least I'll let it all go...just not on anyone's schedule but my own. I just haven't been away from them long enough to have gotten over it. :P I'll probably end up finding a day that they can make it to the wedding anyway, regardless of how I feel.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 15, 2009, 04:50:27 pm

I know it doesn't help, but some parents just never really get that their kid has grown up and is allowed to have a mind of his/her own. I've always thought that they don't mean to be domineering, they just secretly think you're still 5. Doesn't make you feel much better about the situation, but anyway..!  :-\

If anything, I'm just glad I'm not the only one who recognizes that in many parents. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 15, 2009, 09:36:09 pm
nicoli - Hm.  I know it's a hard decision - but just a word of advice from uhhh..an "older" member.   ;)  Forgiveness is a rough and rocky road.  Only you have this decision to make, however....try to have your parents at your wedding, love.  See if there can be a compromise.  It happened on my husband's side of the family where the parents were NOT involved, and it created a WORLD of hurt MORESO and ADDED ONTO the hurt that was already there.  And this hurt has reverberated like violent little waves until now.   Hopefully, and I pray this for you, honey...you will only get married ONCE.... ;)   Let them be there for it, but YES, make it clear that it is YOUR wedding day.  Let your daddy give you away, nicoli.  I had BOTH my parents do it, and I don't regret it.  They BOTH raised me, so they should both do it.  I guess because of my Italian background, I don't see it as "possessiveness", nicoli.  I see it as "I AM and always will be THEIR daughter....they raised me, and it's time for them to 'let me go' to the man whom is going to be my husband".
I also had to put myself in their shoes. 

Listen / read this next sentence VERY carefully, nicoli.  And I say it because I care about you.  We have "known" each other for some time now (even though we aren't really together....) :
I have a daughter now.  Glenn and I LOVE HER to death.  We pray she brings home a man that is good to her, and provides for her, and treats her with all the love, devotion and respect a man and woman should treat each other by.  But it would kill us not to be there at her wedding.  Just kill us....and I have a lump in my throat just thinking about that possibility.

I don't mean to sound fuddy duddy, or old fashioned, but that's just my 2 bucks, baby.   My hugs and prayers are sent your way whatever decision you make....ulitmately, it's the two of you that need to be happy.

 :-* :-*



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 15, 2009, 10:27:33 pm
Oh believe me...I was struggling with it. I actually just talked all this out with my fiance, and while he would have gone along with anything I wanted to do regarding my parents being there or not, we did decide on a date that my parents will probably make because despite all of my anger, I really don't want to make things worse. I am well aware that my parents would probably hate me forever if they couldn't be at my wedding, whether it was on purpose or not, and even if it weren't on purpose, they'd still suspect that it was on purpose. So yeah...I'm definitely one for AVOIDING the drama. :-\ And I do kinda get where you're coming from. I may not be a parent, or have any intentions of being one, but yeah...it's a whole being involved in the lives of people you care about kind of thing. They do care about me, in their own screwed up way, and if I were to shut them out entirely, it would be a sad thing indeed.

Donna, you seem like a wonderfully caring and unselfish person...I doubt you'll ever put your daughter in the position in which my parents have put me. I doubt you'll ever make her feel they way they've made me feel time and time again. If only we could all have moms like you. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 16, 2009, 08:28:06 am
Thanks, sweetheart.  I pray every day that my daughter grow up a strong, independent and intelligent woman with good values and frankly, a head on her shoulders.  I have seen so many young ladies go astray and make some horrible, horrible decisions.....some come out of it, some...well....it breaks my heart. 

You are one such intelligent young lady, nicoli.  I know you will do right.



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on October 18, 2009, 05:28:52 am
It will work out...YOU will work this out, you're a very smart lady and I know it will all be fine in the end, Michelle  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on October 19, 2009, 12:23:48 pm
Michelle, I never saw a marriage where EVERYTHING was good, really! It happens so many crap on that "it-must-be-perfect-day"!
Just keep on smiling, don't let you get down by ANYTHING and it will be a wonderful day for you even if the cake breaks in two, the referend falls over the flowers, the wind carries some hats away, some friends get drunk and can't behave themselves,...  ;) You'll get it, believe me!!  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on October 19, 2009, 01:01:38 pm
Don't let things drag you down Michelle.




its Monday and its already a crappy day... i woke up feeling sick but since i had a test i am at school... had to ride my bike from a friend of my dad's house (since parking at school cost $177) which took 30 min, then took my test... NOW i am waiting for my next class which is at 2pm (at this post it is 10am).... and i still have band tonight *sigh* looks like it won't be much of a playing kinda day.... i'm not even sure i want to ride my bike back to the car... but its too long of a walk


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 19, 2009, 01:40:10 pm
Thank you again, everyone. :-* You guys are awesome.

Man, Ash, it sounds like you'll need a professional masseuse at the end of today. Guys, do you think we have one at our bar?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on October 19, 2009, 02:11:03 pm
Thank you again, everyone. :-* You guys are awesome.

Man, Ash, it sounds like you'll need a professional masseuse at the end of today. Guys, do you think we have one at our bar?

if only....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on November 13, 2009, 09:29:45 am
Still worried...
As I already posted in the 'Hero of the Day' thread, besides my son's wrist fracture, the other two kids were sick as well as my husband.
This morning my husband has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus  :'( He still has fever after 6 days but not as high as the first 3 days. He still doesn't feel good at all and has been advised to stay home next week as well to recover...
I was right being so worried about him, but the good thing is the boys' fever is gone since yesterday  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 13, 2009, 09:57:04 am
This morning my husband has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus  :'( He still has fever after 6 days but not as high as the first 3 days. He still doesn't feel good at all and has been advised to stay home next week as well to recover...

I'm so sorry... :( Hope he'll get well very soon.
I'm very worried about H1N1 virus too, some students in my school already got this, and one teacher too.
I even dunno if I'll go out tonight because I think it's not that smart to go to places with many people knowing I get sick very easily.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on November 13, 2009, 09:59:31 am
OMG Caroline.....
I hope Rik gets lots of rest, and it's good that the Doctor has told him to stay home.  Glad to read the kids' fever is passed.  You take good care of yourself too, and I know it's going to be hard, but please please please don't have too much contact with your husband for now.  If you are busy taking care of them, you have to remember to take care of you too.....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 13, 2009, 12:04:50 pm
Caroline, I hope your husband will be okay. I do have a couple of friends on LiveJournal who've been hit with swine flu, and they both recovered just fine. They were told to stay away from other people, though, so I second what Donna's saying--as much as you might want to take care of Rik, it's better for you if you stay back so you don't get infected.

Again, I hope everything will be okay. ::hugs::


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on November 13, 2009, 06:14:44 pm
Thanks ladies  :-*
But I'm afraid I can't stay away from him...he had to been taking care of while he had such high fever and second, he could have infected me already *before* he got sick himself !
Don't forget, even people who aren't sick are still able to carry the virus and pass it on, so that means you can get it everywhere.
But I also had 2 sick boys to take care of in the meantime, so I wasn't around him all the time during the day.
He still had fever this evening but only a little compared to a few days back and that makes me VERY happy !  :)

Thanks again for your support !  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 15, 2009, 03:57:19 pm
I'm very angry and upset because my computer has gone to hell!!! >:( :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 17, 2009, 09:36:30 pm
As if it wasn't bad enough that I was invited to what turned out to be  "members only" event and ended up getting the boot just for asking what was going on, as if it wasn't bad enough that I'm going psycho again, I spent the day being hounded by CREEPS.

I MUST RANT.

Seriously. I think the reason why I don't like to walk around Nashville in the day time is because of all the people who randomly walk up to me.

Usually, I would feel good about the fact that people feel they can approach me...except that these people really make me uncomfortable. Like by inviting me to drink liquor with them and asking me where I live and where I'm going or if I want to shoot up, or by just babbling on about how their business investors are weed dealers from Mexico. The fact that all of these people have been men is probably no coincidence. I don't trust a male stranger unless I'm the one approaching him; otherwise, it puts me on edge. I don't tell these people anything specific. I don't give them my real name. I just smile and let them make their small talk until I can find a way to leave the conversation and head in another direction.

I don't see these people approaching anyone else. What about me makes people feel like they should be creepy as hell?

Or maybe I'm just being a jerk. Maybe they're just trying to be nice and make new friends, or pretend like they know me, because they all seem to think they've "seen me somewhere." Like the bus stop, or maybe Russia.

All I know is, I can barely talk to the people I do know right now. To try and act normal around total strangers is stretching me far too thin. I wish I could be one of those assholes who pretends they never heard anything, who ignores people like they're not even there, who just keeps walking or even tells people to leave me alone or screw off. But no...I feel too guilty, so I respond, I let them talk to me, I answer their questions and smile out of obligation and grit my teeth and wait for it to end.

UGH. ::bangs head on desk:: UGH UGH UGH.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 17, 2009, 09:40:47 pm
I'd also like to share my frustration at the fact that it is just about IMPOSSIBLE to get psychiatric help for free. At least in my particular situation. I'd actually be better off if my parents hadn't signed me up for COBRA extended coverage...then maybe the state would help me before I do something really stupid. >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 18, 2009, 01:51:34 pm
Oh good...so it's not just me, they ARE creepy. At least I know it's not my paranoia playing tricks on me. (I'd take some Mace with me, but I'd need a permit to carry it--it's considered a weapon. That law is all kinds of screwed up...I won't even get into it.)

Believe me, I wish I could kick the American medical system in the ass, too. I wish I had the home addresses of the people supporting the health care bill, actually...because they clearly don't listen to reason. [/rant mode]

But seriously...thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate it.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 18, 2009, 02:56:57 pm
(I'd take some Mace with me, but I'd need a permit to carry it--it's considered a weapon. That law is all kinds of screwed up...I won't even get into it.)

wow.. Oregon just counts Mace as a self defense item... just have to be 18 or parents permission to carry it


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 18, 2009, 05:51:56 pm
(I'd take some Mace with me, but I'd need a permit to carry it--it's considered a weapon. That law is all kinds of screwed up...I won't even get into it.)

wow.. Oregon just counts Mace as a self defense item... just have to be 18 or parents permission to carry it

You people in Oregon are awesome.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 18, 2009, 06:05:49 pm
(I'd take some Mace with me, but I'd need a permit to carry it--it's considered a weapon. That law is all kinds of screwed up...I won't even get into it.)

wow.. Oregon just counts Mace as a self defense item... just have to be 18 or parents permission to carry it

You people in Oregon are awesome.

according to Former President Clinton, Oregon is a thorn in Congress' side...

Oregon doesn't pass laws, they pass constitutional amendments... which is why most big bills that come out of Congress take longer the usuall... cause it most likely violates Oregon's Constitution...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 18, 2009, 10:49:17 pm
(I'd take some Mace with me, but I'd need a permit to carry it--it's considered a weapon. That law is all kinds of screwed up...I won't even get into it.)

wow.. Oregon just counts Mace as a self defense item... just have to be 18 or parents permission to carry it

You people in Oregon are awesome.

according to Former President Clinton, Oregon is a thorn in Congress' side...

Oregon doesn't pass laws, they pass constitutional amendments... which is why most big bills that come out of Congress take longer the usuall... cause it most likely violates Oregon's Constitution...

I don't know why, but I find that sort of endearing.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 19, 2009, 12:23:54 pm
I'm just kind of blah these days...I try not to think about it, because when I do, it causes downward emotional spirals. :-\

Glad to hear your day is going well, though. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 20, 2009, 12:00:26 pm
yesterday i felt like a huge moron... while leaving campus after a midterm i backed my dad's car into a pole. Luckily it was only the bumper cover and it really isn't noticeable... but i still feel like a moron.  My parents were not mad, esp seeing that RIGHT AFTER it happened i called them and told them...

according to mom the spot i got the bumper was the same spot a lady in a minivan backed into the car about 3 years ago... they were fine with it...

i'm not... i still feel stupid


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 20, 2009, 12:08:56 pm
yesterday i felt like a huge moron... while leaving campus after a midterm i backed my dad's car into a pole. Luckily it was only the bumper cover and it really isn't noticeable... but i still feel like a moron.  My parents were not mad, esp seeing that RIGHT AFTER it happened i called them and told them...

according to mom the spot i got the bumper was the same spot a lady in a minivan backed into the car about 3 years ago... they were fine with it...

i'm not... i still feel stupid

nothing really to feel bad about. It happens to every driver once in a while, nobody's perfect. As long as nobody's hurt and the car isn't damaged either... no biggie =)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 20, 2009, 12:32:41 pm
yesterday i felt like a huge moron... while leaving campus after a midterm i backed my dad's car into a pole. Luckily it was only the bumper cover and it really isn't noticeable... but i still feel like a moron.  My parents were not mad, esp seeing that RIGHT AFTER it happened i called them and told them...

according to mom the spot i got the bumper was the same spot a lady in a minivan backed into the car about 3 years ago... they were fine with it...

i'm not... i still feel stupid



nothing really to feel bad about. It happens to every driver once in a while, nobody's perfect. As long as nobody's hurt and the car isn't damaged either... no biggie =)


I still feel like a moron... since it was my dad's car  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 20, 2009, 12:53:12 pm
Okay, so I thought the cough I had was unrelated, but now I think I'm getting the flu. WONDERFUL.

Sorry about your dad's car, Ash. Regardless...don't feel stupid about it. These things happen to every driver no matter how careful they are.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 20, 2009, 05:32:30 pm
i'm still going to feel stupid no matter what...


something as of late that is making me laugh every time my mom says it. When this last season of American Idol came out and mom got hooked on Adam Lambert, she kept (and still makes the comments) saying she is surprised that i don't wear that kind of stuff....
pretty much my mom is surprised i don't dress more like him...

It makes me laugh... it really does...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 21, 2009, 06:56:32 am
I've just got up and I feel like going to sleep again. I can't understand why is he doing this to me. I only know that I hate it and that I feel like a total looser right now.  :'(

Thank you very much. :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 21, 2009, 11:37:13 am
I've just got up and I feel like going to sleep again. I can't understand why is he doing this to me. I only know that I hate it and that I feel like a total looser right now.  :'(

Thank you very much. :(

Hey, what's going on? What you've said sounds kind of worrisome. If you want to talk about it, we're always here, you know. ::slides you a cup of tea::


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 21, 2009, 12:16:49 pm
I've just got up and I feel like going to sleep again. I can't understand why is he doing this to me. I only know that I hate it and that I feel like a total looser right now.  :'(

Thank you very much. :(

Hey, what's going on? What you've said sounds kind of worrisome. If you want to talk about it, we're always here, you know. ::slides you a cup of tea::

Thanks. :)
Well, maybe it'll sound stupid, it's about a boy. ::) Not very clever boy to be more precisely.
One day he likes me, other day he's ignoring me.
But the thing it made me piss and moan today is a pic on facebook. I (and it was me only) liked one pic of my friend and than he commented how she looks "yummy". I dunno if he made that on purpose or not, I dunno anything anymore.
I know he might read this, but I don't care anymore.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 21, 2009, 05:27:57 pm
I've just got up and I feel like going to sleep again. I can't understand why is he doing this to me. I only know that I hate it and that I feel like a total looser right now.  :'(

Thank you very much. :(

Hey, what's going on? What you've said sounds kind of worrisome. If you want to talk about it, we're always here, you know. ::slides you a cup of tea::

Thanks. :)
Well, maybe it'll sound stupid, it's about a boy. ::) Not very clever boy to be more precisely.
One day he likes me, other day he's ignoring me.
But the thing it made me piss and moan today is a pic on facebook. I (and it was me only) liked one pic of my friend and than he commented how she looks "yummy". I dunno if he made that on purpose or not, I dunno anything anymore.
I know he might read this, but I don't care anymore.

He sounds kind of insensitive and stupid...and more importantly, he doesn't sound worth your feeling badly about him. But if I'm wrong, maybe you guys should talk it out. He might not have any idea how it makes you feel when he does things like that.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 21, 2009, 05:47:38 pm
He sounds kind of insensitive and stupid...and more importantly, he doesn't sound worth your feeling badly about him. But if I'm wrong, maybe you guys should talk it out. He might not have any idea how it makes you feel when he does things like that.

Unfortunately, I think you're right. When I remember all the things he has done to me, who many times he made me feel bad and how long he played with me, I wonder how can I even look at him. It's kind of pathetic.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 21, 2009, 08:36:40 pm
He sounds kind of insensitive and stupid...and more importantly, he doesn't sound worth your feeling badly about him. But if I'm wrong, maybe you guys should talk it out. He might not have any idea how it makes you feel when he does things like that.

Unfortunately, I think you're right. When I remember all the things he has done to me, who many times he made me feel bad and how long he played with me, I wonder how can I even look at him. It's kind of pathetic.

Only pathetic on HIS part, not yours. ::hugs::


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 21, 2009, 09:56:41 pm
because i had to work on my car i wasn't able to go with my mom to this meeting for a Woman's Tackle Football team in my area. apparently they REALLY want me to join the team because of being a lacrosse goalie and what not.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 22, 2009, 06:57:05 am
He sounds kind of insensitive and stupid...and more importantly, he doesn't sound worth your feeling badly about him. But if I'm wrong, maybe you guys should talk it out. He might not have any idea how it makes you feel when he does things like that.

Unfortunately, I think you're right. When I remember all the things he has done to me, who many times he made me feel bad and how long he played with me, I wonder how can I even look at him. It's kind of pathetic.

Only pathetic on HIS part, not yours. ::hugs::

*hugs back*
thank you very much for kind words Nicoli. :-*
I decided I'm leaving this for good this time. I don't need this in my life. Hope I'll make it. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 22, 2009, 10:43:43 am
Good luck to you, MoP - some days I wish I had your courage. If he's not making you happy, he's not worth your time. :)

Thank you very much! :)
I dunno if this is courage, I just know I'm sick of him, so saying "goodbye" is the best thing I know and can do.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 22, 2009, 12:40:57 pm
Oh, it's definitely courage. And strength. Without question. :)

As for me...still flu-riddled. I woke up today with my back, hips, knees, chest and head throbbing with pain. Same dry, hacking cough, congested ears, alternating chills and fever. And tonight's the night of the John Fogerty show. :-\ PLEASE let me get better in time to see it...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 22, 2009, 12:46:55 pm
Oh, it's definitely courage. And strength. Without question. :)

As for me...still flu-riddled. I woke up today with my back, hips, knees, chest and head throbbing with pain. Same dry, hacking cough, congested ears, alternating chills and fever. And tonight's the night of the John Fogerty show. :-\ PLEASE let me get better in time to see it...

oh jeez... flu is a nasty thing to have. Actually, it would've been much better for your health to stay at home and get plenty of rest instead of attending the show... but then, what would i know about it - just remembered going to metal show with temperature 38 C and spiking!  :D

anyways, i hope you get better and the things'll work out for your best  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 22, 2009, 01:46:19 pm
Oh, it's definitely courage. And strength. Without question. :)

Very wise - take it from me, there's no point staying in a relationship where you're unhappy and not treated well. (Must learn to take my own advice some day  :-\)

You're definitely brave enough to do the right thing for yourself, so I don't doubt your courage - it's a rare quality and you should be proud of yourself. :)

Thanks again! :D Your encouragement really means a lot! I feel much better now that I've decided it!


Oh, it's definitely courage. And strength. Without question. :)

As for me...still flu-riddled. I woke up today with my back, hips, knees, chest and head throbbing with pain. Same dry, hacking cough, congested ears, alternating chills and fever. And tonight's the night of the John Fogerty show. :-\ PLEASE let me get better in time to see it...

Yeech, poor you. Can you stay warm at home all day so you'll be okay-ish tonight?

Yeah, I think taht would be the best for you too... I'm keeping my fingers crosed! ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 22, 2009, 01:49:32 pm
because i had to work on my car i wasn't able to go with my mom to this meeting for a Woman's Tackle Football team in my area. apparently they REALLY want me to join the team because of being a lacrosse goalie and what not.

It's a shame you had to miss it, but it must be flattering to be headhunted!  ;)


Its just funny to me. As a lacrosse goalie i am so used to a bunch of equipment and a helmet, but i'm also used to taking "abuse" during a game. The only thing i would have to do it get some knee braces and something for compression on my shins...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 22, 2009, 01:49:51 pm
oh jeez... flu is a nasty thing to have. Actually, it would've been much better for your health to stay at home and get plenty of rest instead of attending the show... but then, what would i know about it - just remembered going to metal show with temperature 38 C and spiking!  :D

anyways, i hope you get better and the things'll work out for your best  :-*

Once I did similar thing. But it didn't work out good for me, I eneded up at the emergency.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 22, 2009, 02:17:00 pm
oh jeez... flu is a nasty thing to have. Actually, it would've been much better for your health to stay at home and get plenty of rest instead of attending the show... but then, what would i know about it - just remembered going to metal show with temperature 38 C and spiking!  :D

anyways, i hope you get better and the things'll work out for your best  :-*

I once did similar thing. But it didn't work out good for me, I eneded up at the emergency.

i'm kind of used to all kinds of "concert accidents". DT show, for one, ended for me in a crack in my rib, not to mention a few less disastrous things that happened to me during different shows.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on November 22, 2009, 02:29:41 pm
oh jeez... flu is a nasty thing to have. Actually, it would've been much better for your health to stay at home and get plenty of rest instead of attending the show... but then, what would i know about it - just remembered going to metal show with temperature 38 C and spiking!  :D

anyways, i hope you get better and the things'll work out for your best  :-*

Once I did similar thing. But it didn't work out good for me, I eneded up at the emergency.


i'm kind of used to all kinds of "concert accidents". DT show, for one, ended for me in a crack in my rib, not to mention a few less disastrous things that happened to me during different shows.

Wow! But after all... that's all rock n' roll! :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 22, 2009, 04:05:54 pm
@Natt & SixDegrees: Yeah, I'd be better off staying home, probably, but I don't know how many chances I'll have to see John Fogerty. The dude's getting on in his age, and I don't know when I'll get a job, or if I do, whether he'll still be touring or not. Plus, yeah...I do remember going to one sludge metal show with two friends, one of whom definitely had the flu at the time and didn't report being any worse for the wear afterwards. ;) In the meantime, I am staying inside, treating myself well, that sort of thing.

Luckily, the fever/chills seem to have gone away. It's just the grogginess and body aches, so as long as I don't move a lot, I think I'll be fine. :)

Thanks for the well wishes, people.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 08, 2009, 02:46:06 am
well today has just sucked

1. I am not going to the bowl game my College is going to, because they can't "afford" to take the whole band... they are only taking 80... and i'm not of the 80
2. the school tried to only give me $12 for $167 worth of books
and 3. who knows how my Chemistry final went


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on December 08, 2009, 10:23:02 am
Well, Ash.  Let's hope today can only be better.......

I am studying today, and maybe doing some baking later.  I can't wait to just do this friggin exam.  They wouldn't let me do it early, so now I have to wait until the 15th.  Then after that, I can breathe.  I hate having something like this hang over me in the Christmas season.  I don't feel like I can "celebrate" until it's done, ya know?

Back to the studying papers......Have a good day everyone....and to our members abroad, hope you ARE having a good day.   ;) :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 08, 2009, 11:08:22 am
well today has just sucked

1. I am not going to the bowl game my College is going to, because they can't "afford" to take the whole band... they are only taking 80... and i'm not of the 80
2. the school tried to only give me $12 for $167 worth of books
and 3. who knows how my Chemistry final went

Here's to a great score on your Chemistry final! ::toast::

Donna, I definitely know how you feel about finals just before the holidays...but I'm sure you'll do wonderfully. And once you get your grades, it'll be like an extra holiday bonus. ;)

I'm bracing myself for a difficult day...whatever mental illness I have has been making it extremely hard for me to talk to people, especially people I don't know, and today, I not only have an interview for a volunteer English tutor position at Refugee and Immigration Services, but I have to schedule a lunch appointment with this big, important attorney who's only meeting with me to help network in Nashville because of a favor someone pulled on my behalf. I also have a three-hour training session tonight for becoming a tax preparer, and I'm going to be out in public a lot...where I tend to be approached by a lot of strangers, for some reason. Then, my supervisor from my internship hasn't emailed me back about my update from the past week, which makes me worry if she's not happy about the amount of work I've done, since I've had some serious computer trouble that wiped out part of my work. I wish there really was such a thing as "liquid courage," because I'd take some now.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on December 08, 2009, 11:20:20 am
nicoli - If you are as eloquent and well spoken in person as you are in writing, then you will be fine.  I know there can be a difference, and being nervous is a HUMAN condition and reaction.  I know it for sure.  Some days it's like you just wanna crawl under a rock and not come out.  Just show them who you are, and don't think they will go running scared all the time.  That is not the kind of girl we see here....time to give yourself some credit.  You are a young and upcoming woman now.  You are here for a purpose : to make a difference.  You can do it, sweetie.  I know you can. 

And remember....NOBODY is perfect....not even those whom you are afraid to face.  We all have our dysfunctions and our own "mental" fallbacks too.  Not to negate what you are saying, but don't ever think they are better than you.  Naked, we are all but the same. 

Knock 'em dead today, sweetie.   :-* :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 08, 2009, 01:52:16 pm
from the key.... i can figured i got a 65% on my chem final.... damn it. lets just add insult to injury here...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 08, 2009, 10:55:33 pm
nicoli - If you are as eloquent and well spoken in person as you are in writing, then you will be fine.  I know there can be a difference, and being nervous is a HUMAN condition and reaction.  I know it for sure.  Some days it's like you just wanna crawl under a rock and not come out. 

That's the thing, though...I'm not even half as articulate when I speak as when I write, and that's even when I'm not stressed and anxious and neurotic. I just don't think very quickly or thoroughly on my feet or when under pressure, and the more tired or unfocused I am, the more I seem to have some kind of verbal dyslexia where I mix up syllables and consonants and sometimes even words. Being neurotic has only made things worse in various ways; on Sunday, for example, I woke up unable to form words at all and had to communicate with notes and hand motions. :-\ Some days are better than others, but the mood swings I've been having are becoming more frequent and more extreme. So I'm worried that if I can't calm down at all this week, something similar might happen when I meet this "big important" attorney guy.

Sorry to be a downer; it's just the reality of the situation. I really need professional help, but it's very slow in coming. Thanks for the encouragement, though. It still helps.  :-*

@Ash: does your teacher give partial credit for showing your work? If so, you still may have done better than you thought. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 09, 2009, 12:17:19 am

@Ash: does your teacher give partial credit for showing your work? If so, you still may have done better than you thought. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)

its multiple choice....



BUT i did get a B- in the class.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 09, 2009, 10:20:31 am

@Ash: does your teacher give partial credit for showing your work? If so, you still may have done better than you thought. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. :)

its multiple choice....



BUT i did get a B- in the class.

Well hey, there you go. If the final exam grade didn't affect your term grade that much, then it's not worth worrying over. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 10, 2009, 05:04:31 pm
something that has been weird to me is mom has been trying to help me find a job or something... and she was looking online at who needed Bass players. There were a couple, however I don't have a bass cabinet, nor the money for one... which is ironic on its own. I can't afford a cab which would get me gigs which in turn could get me money....





Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mistress of Puppets on December 10, 2009, 05:26:25 pm
Feeling awesome! A very important information (at least for me) leaked today.

Metallica is coming to Croatia next year!! Finally! First time EVER!
Me is so happy! :P :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 14, 2009, 02:40:02 pm
its official my Sociology teacher is a moron... i manged to pass the class with a D+  :( I'm still mad that she didn't show up for the last class after she made all of us who were involved with a big college football game (that proved fruitless) and it took her over two weeks to get us our grades...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on December 14, 2009, 04:07:19 pm
Man, I would be putting in a massive complaint to the Dean - you and the rest of the band should be rallying together to fight for your marks.  She sounds like a scag on a power trip to me.  You gotta love some of these people who think just because they are profs that they above everybody.  Especially when potential for students is right in front of her face.  Whatta waste.   >:(  Women like her should be -re-evaluated by her students.  It's YOU GUYS who pay her to teach through tuition.  She should do her job. 

HEY -WHAT'S HER NUMBER!!!!

Sorry........ :-X


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 14, 2009, 10:51:02 pm
I'm worried.

My mom just called to tell me she's going in for surgery tomorrow. I won't go into the details, but there will be a subsequent biopsy involved, and there were some recent ultrasounds that showed dark shadows with the beginnings of "tentacles." Let's all think good positive thoughts her way...I'll be keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that it's not as bad as it could be.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on December 15, 2009, 05:01:23 am
I'm worried.

My mom just called to tell me she's going in for surgery tomorrow. I won't go into the details, but there will be a subsequent biopsy involved, and there were some recent ultrasounds that showed dark shadows with the beginnings of "tentacles." Let's all think good positive thoughts her way...I'll be keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that it's not as bad as it could be.

Let's hope (and pray for those who believe in it) that the surgery goes the best possible way

I've had one of the worst nights in my life. I had the highest fever that ever happened to me - 40.4 C. Good thing is I don't remember the most part of it, but now I'm weak like you can't imagine. The fever still won't go away, but at least 38 C is tolerable


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 15, 2009, 09:54:40 am
I'm worried.

My mom just called to tell me she's going in for surgery tomorrow. I won't go into the details, but there will be a subsequent biopsy involved, and there were some recent ultrasounds that showed dark shadows with the beginnings of "tentacles." Let's all think good positive thoughts her way...I'll be keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that it's not as bad as it could be.

Let's hope (and pray for those who believe in it) that the surgery goes the best possible way

I've had one of the worst nights in my life. I had the highest fever that ever happened to me - 40.4 C. Good thing is I don't remember the most part of it, but now I'm weak like you can't imagine. The fever still won't go away, but at least 38 C is tolerable

Yikes, that sounds awful.  :-\ Do you have Ibuprofen, or a generic equivalent? I find that usually works best for getting rid of a fever. I hope you feel better soon. ::hugs::


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 15, 2009, 08:06:38 pm
An update: I just heard from my dad that my mom's surgery went well, and they caught the cancer before it became serious, so she won't need any follow-up treatment. THAT'S a relief.  :)

Also, a friend of mine sent me a surprise holiday gift, and it's the COOLEST THING EVER: http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/musical-instruments/aa64/ (http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/musical-instruments/aa64/)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on December 15, 2009, 08:37:05 pm
Nicoli, so very very glad to hear that your Mom's surgery was a success.  Prayers for her recovery from the op sent her way.   :-*

I have a little girl who has been sick for 3 days, and today was put on antibiotics.  She missed her Christmas concert at school tonight,  :-\ but hopefully will be better in time for her other one at church on Sunday.  I am praying she doesn't have a rough night of coughing like she did last night.  Just waiting for her to fall asleep now. 

...and I am DONE my exam for this term.  I feel like a weight has been taken off my head. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on December 16, 2009, 06:23:59 am
Glad to hear the good news Michelle !  :)

Donna, sorry Victoria missed her concert and is on antibiotics, but maybe she will feel better soon !!
So glad your exam is done, sweetie !! I know you did well !  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 16, 2009, 11:37:48 am
Awww, Donna, sorry to hear about Victoria.  :-\ Robitussin usually helps with the night coughing...works like a charm. I hope she feels better soon!

Congrats on passing your exam, though. I bet you were awesome. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on December 16, 2009, 12:00:52 pm
Glad to hear good news about your mum Nicoli!

to Donna - I hope your daughter will be fine very soon


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 16, 2009, 03:52:37 pm
Thank you, everyone, for keeping my mom in your thoughts. I'm sure all the good energy is helping her recover faster. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on December 17, 2009, 12:17:15 pm
An update: I just heard from my dad that my mom's surgery went well, and they caught the cancer before it became serious, so she won't need any follow-up treatment. THAT'S a relief.  :)

Also, a friend of mine sent me a surprise holiday gift, and it's the COOLEST THING EVER: http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/musical-instruments/aa64/ (http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/musical-instruments/aa64/)

I have been lost these days but it´s good to read your mom is fine and out of danger now...and your gift looks to be so cool and fun! Congratulations!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 17, 2009, 03:53:28 pm
Thanks, mon. Your thoughts are appreciate. :)

And yeah...that Stylophone is full of awesome silliness. I think the first thing I decided to play on it was the synth part from Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"...what can I say, it's catchy. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 17, 2009, 04:09:43 pm
Thanks, mon. Your thoughts are appreciate. :)

And yeah...that Stylophone is full of awesome silliness. I think the first thing I decided to play on it was the synth part from Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"...what can I say, it's catchy. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u2HsIaDg5s


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 17, 2009, 07:42:26 pm
Thanks, mon. Your thoughts are appreciate. :)

And yeah...that Stylophone is full of awesome silliness. I think the first thing I decided to play on it was the synth part from Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"...what can I say, it's catchy. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u2HsIaDg5s

Well, of course, I had Eric Cartman singing in my head at the same time. ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 17, 2009, 07:52:54 pm
Thanks, mon. Your thoughts are appreciate. :)

And yeah...that Stylophone is full of awesome silliness. I think the first thing I decided to play on it was the synth part from Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"...what can I say, it's catchy. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u2HsIaDg5s

Well, of course, I had Eric Cartman singing in my head at the same time. ::)

:) glad i could get that stuck in your head


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 18, 2009, 03:26:37 am
looking at my 2009 in general... it has not been a great year...


up til June it was its usual... but then when my former school counselor/friend died, and a friend of mine from high school committed suicide nearly two months after it, the rest of the year has been pretty much bland


i hope that 2010 can be better as i try to get a demo album finished and try to do more for myself that i might not have had the chance to do before... but as of right now that is merely a dream...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 19, 2009, 11:51:25 pm
mood: in some pain...


broke my toe at football (American woman's gridiron) practice today... simple as that...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on December 20, 2009, 02:08:18 pm
mood: in some pain...


broke my toe at football (American woman's gridiron) practice today... simple as that...

Ash, I'm sorry to hear that. I had 2 of my toes broken 2 years ago, and it took me almost a month to recover

my mood: jaw hanging open.
I'm just back from cinema and I'm just smitten by the awesomeness of this Avatar movie. Hats off to James Cameron, here's another masterpiece of his. Simply WOW  :o


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on December 20, 2009, 03:21:28 pm

my mood: jaw hanging open...Simply WOW  :o

Haha, I feel the same way today! For me it's because I haven't heard anything involving JLB for about a month and I just had a total binge. I'm never going that long without a JLB fix again!. :D

Natt, how was Avatar (aside from jaw-dropping ;))? This is the one with the alien language invented by a linguistics professor, isn't it - I think I remember reading an article about him?


Ehm... I don't know who invented that alien language that the Na'vi speak in the film, I only know that director James Cameron wrote the script himself.
You can read about the plot here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/, I'll say only about the impression it had on me.
As the film is 90% SGI, I'd like to say about that first. I'm not a big fan of SGI myself, but this time it totally blew my mind. Awesome work.
The storyline. It's really good, meaningful and very symbolic, makes you think about the destructive nature of mankind, no popcorn movie. Also a bit of romantic touch - just enough not to make it too sick-sweet. The ending in a bit predictable, but aside from that the story is very good.
The grip. The kind of a grip every Cameron's movie has on the audience - it holds you every single minute of the run-time and a little bit after that =)
Like my friend said on our way back, "Are we back on Earth or is it still Pandora?"

I give the movie 10 out of 10


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 05, 2010, 01:22:13 am
Mood: Anger


Right in the middle of Football practice, the Janitor at the school we were practicing out in the field, told us that someone's car was broken into. We go to see that two cars were broken into, both belonging to players. One car had the front passenger and rear window smashed, and some clothes taken plus some of the team's money. The other car had the back window on the driver's side broken into and ALL her valuables PLUS all the money the team had at the time needing to go into the bank.... the kicker, we called 911 and they said they might not send the duty officer... long and behold NO ONE SHOWED UP....


so yeah... what a Thursday


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on February 23, 2010, 02:20:10 pm
Today I was a snowcleaner. Again! >.<

Winter decided to give us a goodbye gift - 6 days of almost non-stop snowfall. I don't remember so much snow in my whole life.
Here's a bench near my house. :)
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/8767/image018k.jpg)

My car before cleaning:
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/9734/image009sp.jpg)

He decided not to drive this winter  ;D
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2773/image017xg.jpg)

I'm making the snow angel :)
(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9093/image013z.jpg)


PS. Sorry for the  low quality of pics - I made them with my cell phone.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on February 23, 2010, 02:36:07 pm
cool pics!

wow. Looks like you're having a quite a bit of winter weather there =)) which is totally opposite of our day - spring has come along, and snow is melting faster than municipal service can handle... the city has turned into one huge pool of molten snow. Time to put on rubber boots  :)

low quality of pics? are you kidding me? my camera makes worse ones  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 23, 2010, 03:05:34 pm
PS. Sorry for the  low quality of pics - I made them with my cell phone.

my cellphone can't do picture like that... I'd have to use the expensive Rebel XT my mom has to get that :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on March 02, 2010, 10:29:18 am
How am I today? Very excited! just 5 days to go to DT concert in Mexico City!!!! Time passed too fast fortunately...All my tickets (plane and concert) are ready...I don´t want to know the setlist tendency this time...I want to be surprised...

I´ll report my experience as soon as I can...wish me luck guys  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on March 02, 2010, 10:55:18 am
Lucky you! Have a great time there! :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on March 02, 2010, 01:05:52 pm
Lucky you! Have a great time there! :)


Thank you MuumiPeikko (hahaha what does your nickname mean?  :D difficult to type)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on March 02, 2010, 02:18:12 pm
Lucky you! Have a great time there! :)


Thank you MuumiPeikko (hahaha what does your nickname mean?  :D difficult to type)

Muumi Peikko is the main character of Finnish fantasy-tales by Tove Jansson. I've got him on my userpic  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on March 02, 2010, 02:25:36 pm
How am I today? Very excited! just 5 days to go to DT concert in Mexico City!!!! Time passed too fast fortunately...All my tickets (plane and concert) are ready...I don´t want to know the setlist tendency this time...I want to be surprised...

I´ll report my experience as soon as I can...wish me luck guys  ;)

lucky you... are you going alone or with friends?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 02, 2010, 02:46:16 pm
How am I today? Very excited! just 5 days to go to DT concert in Mexico City!!!! Time passed too fast fortunately...All my tickets (plane and concert) are ready...I don´t want to know the setlist tendency this time...I want to be surprised...

I´ll report my experience as soon as I can...wish me luck guys  ;)


to be honest.. can't even tell you what they might have planed for the Latin & South America world tour... :) have fun, and tell james (if you see him) the board says Hi ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on March 02, 2010, 02:58:36 pm
How am I today? Very excited! just 5 days to go to DT concert in Mexico City!!!! Time passed too fast fortunately...All my tickets (plane and concert) are ready...I don´t want to know the setlist tendency this time...I want to be surprised...

I´ll report my experience as soon as I can...wish me luck guys  ;)

lucky you... are you going alone or with friends?

I´m going with my brother (1 year older than me) and two friends... :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on March 02, 2010, 03:02:11 pm
How am I today? Very excited! just 5 days to go to DT concert in Mexico City!!!! Time passed too fast fortunately...All my tickets (plane and concert) are ready...I don´t want to know the setlist tendency this time...I want to be surprised...

I´ll report my experience as soon as I can...wish me luck guys  ;)

lucky you... are you going alone or with friends?

I´m going with my brother (1 year older than me) and two friends... :)

Quite a company... wish you guys to have a blast time!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on March 02, 2010, 04:51:24 pm
I've got the blues :( I had to leave my favorite country for some (too) long time and I MISS PARIS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on March 03, 2010, 02:30:32 am
to be honest.. can't even tell you what they might have planed for the Latin & South America world tour... :) have fun, and tell james (if you see him) the board says Hi ;)


Although you would know what they´re planning please don´t tell me  ;) ...thank you for your good wishes and of course I´ll say hello James from everyone here!!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on March 03, 2010, 02:40:12 am
Quite a company... wish you guys to have a blast time!

Thank you Natty...In fact it´ll be my brother´s DT first time....he´s very excited too...the same guys we went to see Metallica last year and we had one of the best moments of our lives...I hope the same this time  ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 03, 2010, 01:59:13 pm
to be honest.. can't even tell you what they might have planed for the Latin & South America world tour... :) have fun, and tell james (if you see him) the board says Hi ;)


Although you would know what they´re planning please don´t tell me  ;) ...thank you for your good wishes and of course I´ll say hello James from everyone here!!!

I really have no idea what they might do ;) you'll find out before we find out :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on March 03, 2010, 04:38:48 pm
to be honest.. can't even tell you what they might have planed for the Latin & South America world tour... :) have fun, and tell james (if you see him) the board says Hi ;)


Although you would know what they´re planning please don´t tell me  ;) ...thank you for your good wishes and of course I´ll say hello James from everyone here!!!

I really have no idea what they might do ;) you'll find out before we find out :D

I´d like to...but I know you´ll do it first  ;) ...I´ll report my view until monday afternoon ...If my plane lands correctly  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 03, 2010, 05:36:23 pm
to be honest.. can't even tell you what they might have planed for the Latin & South America world tour... :) have fun, and tell james (if you see him) the board says Hi ;)


Although you would know what they´re planning please don´t tell me  ;) ...thank you for your good wishes and of course I´ll say hello James from everyone here!!!

I really have no idea what they might do ;) you'll find out before we find out :D

I´d like to...but I know you´ll do it first  ;) ...I´ll report my view until monday afternoon ...If my plane lands correctly  :D

:) well i just post the setlist.. nothing more. the review is up to you :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 11, 2010, 11:42:59 am
How I'm feel today?
tired of everything!!!!!
I want a change in my situation,but nothing changes!!!!

I'm tired  to wait,knowing nothing will happen....
I want something new!!!!!
I suffered too much to have an opportunity......DAMN!!!!!

sorry for my post  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 12, 2010, 01:17:54 pm
Disccouraged.  Period.  :-X :-\ :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 12, 2010, 01:53:16 pm
Disccouraged.  Period.  :-X :-\ :(

Awww. Would some tea and and comfort food help? :-\ ::hugs::


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 12, 2010, 02:04:04 pm
I don't drink alcohol like I once did if at all (I have no tolerance).  But this week, I have seen HOW one CAN become an alcoholic, and WHAT would drive them to do so.
I am being challenged in my thoughts and in my deeds.  I am having doubts today about the choices I have made.  I wonder if I am ever going to get to where I want to be. 
"I am temporarily unavailable.....leave a message"    ............. :P



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 12, 2010, 03:53:23 pm
Sorry for my thoughs....
But with this kind of s**t I'm living in,my mood goes up and down.
At my age my life could be happy,but in reality it's only a mess.
I have to deal with my problem,i HAVE tO DO It!!!!!




Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 12, 2010, 04:01:53 pm
Don't apologize, Laura....this is what this thread is for, bella. 

Abbracci per un buon fine di semana........


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 12, 2010, 04:04:48 pm
Sorry for my thoughs....
But with this kind of s**t I'm living in,my mood goes up and down.
At my age my life could be happy,but in reality it's only a mess.
I have to deal with my problem,i HAVE tO DO It!!!!!

Do u know these words?"Crucify,resist deny,kill the pain that dwells inside
send our word,from on high
so this part of me will die "





Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 12, 2010, 04:07:16 pm
Don't apologize, Laura....this is what this thread is for, bella. 

Abbracci per un buon fine di semana........


thank u bella  :-* :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 12, 2010, 07:04:35 pm
I don't drink alcohol like I once did if at all (I have no tolerance).  But this week, I have seen HOW one CAN become an alcoholic, and WHAT would drive them to do so.
I am being challenged in my thoughts and in my deeds.  I am having doubts today about the choices I have made.  I wonder if I am ever going to get to where I want to be. 
"I am temporarily unavailable.....leave a message"    ............. :P



God, I HATE that feeling. And I definitely understand. Maybe not on the same level or in the same dimension, but I get it. I hope you are able to conquer the self-doubt and find validation for your thoughts. Just remember that you're sane and intelligent and you DESERVE it. ::more hugs::

@Laura, as Donna said, there's nothing wrong with sharing how you feel. It's an unfortunate reality that society causes us to push our fears and our pain into the backs of our minds for the sake of maintaining the status quo. I think you could do with a cheerleader as well. Just remember that you're not WRONG. You feel what you feel, and that's human. I hope you are able to work your way through it all. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 13, 2010, 03:45:40 am


@Laura, as Donna said, there's nothing wrong with sharing how you feel. It's an unfortunate reality that society causes us to push our fears and our pain into the backs of our minds for the sake of maintaining the status quo. I think you could do with a cheerleader as well. Just remember that you're not WRONG. You feel what you feel, and that's human. I hope you are able to work your way through it all. :)
[/quote]

thanks nicoli for your kind words,I'm glad 2 b in this wonderful place.U r an incredible support 2 me!!!!
 :) :)




Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on March 14, 2010, 10:45:46 am
Donna, I hope you'll win battle with your inner doubts. Get back to the bright sight of life sooner!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 14, 2010, 12:48:09 pm
u r living in a wonderful city,u ar lucky!!!!
My city is small,ugly and wihout wondeful places
But I like some the old places in it,like it:

(http://i39.tinypic.com/11mfcrd.jpg)


Cagliari's venues(near the sea) are better.....

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2vt9x5y.jpg) (the museum)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/dx0idw.jpg) (one of the church)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 14, 2010, 01:47:50 pm
Donna, I hope you'll win battle with your inner doubts. Get back to the bright sight of life sooner!

Thanks so much - I am praying that "bright" will be once I finally (and hopefully) graduate with a new certificate and go out and get myself a new job. 
BTW, Muumi and Laura....those pictures are STUNNING.  I LOVE this kind of architecture.  It's so beautiful.  North America doesn't have enough of this kind of beauty....don't get me wrong,  Canada and the US have their own attributes and wonders, but for me, none like those "across the pond".  Laura....Italia e proprio bello!  I know you live there and see if all the time...kind of like how we have the CN Tower here, but it doesn't really "do" anything for me anymore.  It's the desire to GO somewhere different....I know how you feel.....
Thanks for sharing those pics, guys!  I think I have a picture thread here somewhere where we can showcase this kind of beauty with each other. /me runs to the Board to check
Be right back..../me comes back
Right here, folks.....  http://www.jameslabrie.com/forum/index.php?topic=29.0


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on March 14, 2010, 02:25:31 pm

Right here, folks.....  http://www.jameslabrie.com/forum/index.php?topic=29.0


Sorry, I didn't find this topic. I'll better repost my pics there.

Here it is:
http://www.jameslabrie.com/forum/index.php?topic=29.msg7973#msg7973


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on March 14, 2010, 03:43:26 pm
@ Laura:
WHERE is that??? What city is that? And WHAT means the "mas" on one of the posters on that wall?? (2nd picture)
I'm curious - of course - because a beloved person of mine is called Mas ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 14, 2010, 04:05:26 pm
@ Laura:
WHERE is that??? What city is that? And WHAT means the "mas" on one of the posters on that wall?? (2nd picture)
I'm curious - of course - because a beloved person of mine is called Mas ;)

1)the city is Cagliari,that is the main city of the isle I'm living in.In Italy there r 2 isles,Sicily and Sardinia.I live in Sardinia,I don' t think anyone outside Italy knows this isle.
2)"Mas" maybe was a name of an art excibition,because that is an art gallery


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 14, 2010, 10:13:34 pm

Right here, folks.....  http://www.jameslabrie.com/forum/index.php?topic=29.0


Sorry, I didn't find this topic. I'll better repost my pics there.

Here it is:
http://www.jameslabrie.com/forum/index.php?topic=29.msg7973#msg7973

Oh no, don't worry!  I was just mentioning it because if you have any more amazing pics like that, I would LOVE to see them!  I can sit for hours and look at pics of gorgeous buildings that have a rich history attached to them.   :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on March 14, 2010, 11:25:45 pm
Feeling a bit tired and exhausted from last night. I´m also sad cause my wife and I had to separate for a month but what the heck. Work is work ::) :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on March 15, 2010, 07:13:15 am

Right here, folks.....  http://www.jameslabrie.com/forum/index.php?topic=29.0


Sorry, I didn't find this topic. I'll better repost my pics there.

Here it is:
http://www.jameslabrie.com/forum/index.php?topic=29.msg7973#msg7973

Oh no, don't worry!  I was just mentioning it because if you have any more amazing pics like that, I would LOVE to see them!  I can sit for hours and look at pics of gorgeous buildings that have a rich history attached to them.   :)


Well, that was not the last walk.  ;) There will be more soon.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on March 15, 2010, 03:44:07 pm
Thanks, Laura! And yes, I do know that Sardinia exists.... Even if I'm not italian AND blonde ;D
It's known here in Germany as Sicilia!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 15, 2010, 04:10:53 pm
Oh hey...........lots of people know of Sardenia.  And I am blonde AND Italian!   :D  Toronto and the "suburbs" has a large Italian population.....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 15, 2010, 04:20:49 pm
Oh hey...........lots of people know of Sardenia.  And I am blonde AND Italian!   :D  Toronto and the "suburbs" has a large Italian population.....

I hope Dt could know Sardinia too,because I'm bored to travel around italy to see them live.
Of course I'm not bored 2 see them live,I love it, but I would like to see them in my town,only one time  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on March 16, 2010, 02:04:27 pm
Confused.

As you may already know, I teach Economics at a state school. During a break I went out out of the classroom and returned to witness a fight between two of my students (10th graders) and the rest of the class literally cheering up the fight. I was just in time to stop the fight right after one of them pulled out a Swiss army knife. I shudder at the thought what could have happened if i'd been a moment late.

That should have been the end of my problems and the beginning of their. I reported them to the principal and since no one is seriously hurt (thank God!!) in my classroom I'm off the hook. Yet I don't feel right. First thing, the boy with a knife doesn't think he was wrong. In fact, he's proud of himself for having acted "like a man". The other one had been saying horrible things about his girlfriend, and everyone thinks "he deserved it". I don't care if his intention was just to threaten the offender or proceed into action, but this is wrong. Violence is not a matter of dignity, "acting like a man" or "grown up". Violence only leads to another,  yet crueler violence. It shouldn't be a tool to prove who's wrong or right, but in reality, it very often is. That's what they learn too soon.

Another thing is the reaction of their classmates. They enjoyed watching the fight! It was something between "ok" and "fun". I had a long talk with them explaining it was far from "ok". Their class mistress said there was no need in lecturing them. Teenagers are normally cruel. I just didn't feel like putting up with cruetly passing as a normality.

Ealier this month I decided to switch jobs. I badly need a better paid one, and after the finals I will no longer work at school.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 16, 2010, 02:16:19 pm
Ealier this month I decided to switch jobs. I badly need a better paid one, and after the finals I will no longer work at school.
[/quote]

I wish u all he best  ;D ;D
I hope u will find a job that will make u  happy
we have to work for living but we don't necessary have to loose our health
I'll keep the fingers crossed ;D ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 16, 2010, 03:09:05 pm
Either i've picked up something nasty of its about my finals today...



had to get up at 5:30am this morning to be at school for a 7:30am final... my next one isn't until 2pm, but i spend the last four hours clunked out in the school's memorial union on their couches getting some more sleep...

i hate taking naps sometimes... now i have this monster of a headache...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on March 16, 2010, 04:19:45 pm
I've been better... last week, my violin student came to his lesson accompanied by his mother and his little brother. All three of them had a nasty cold. They were generous enough to share it with me, and I've been quite sick for the past couple of days. Why can't people stay home when they are really sick instead of infecting everybody else? ???


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 16, 2010, 08:24:19 pm
Why is today so bad? I'd give anything for it to have been better then it is.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 17, 2010, 02:37:05 pm
Why, what's going on?  :(

only had 5 hours of sleep before a 7am Chem Final (that i bombed btw) ended up with a D+ in the class.... THEN because i was so tired i took a long nap at the Memorial Union at the school and ended up losing one of my beloved USB drives.... to add to it I'm not sure if i did that well on a Psych mid term that was at 2pm that day too...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 18, 2010, 01:35:15 pm
Why, what's going on?  :(

only had 5 hours of sleep before a 7am Chem Final (that i bombed btw) ended up with a D+ in the class.... THEN because i was so tired i took a long nap at the Memorial Union at the school and ended up losing one of my beloved USB drives.... to add to it I'm not sure if i did that well on a Psych mid term that was at 2pm that day too...

I'm sorry, that sounds like an awful day. Did you get any sleep last night?

Well seeing that i had football practice, naturally i'd sleep. But it just doesn't help me out...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on March 19, 2010, 02:26:47 pm
Very happy and worried at the same time: I have a great chance to go to Europe in June for a week (Spain - Italy) !! BUUUUUT I don´t know yet if my "big boss" will let me go...we have problems in the office because 3 persons (including my direct boss) are missing working days for sickness, lactancy and personal problems and my co-worker (another architect) and me are absorbing all the work of my area...my big boss is histerical for the absence of those persons and I think I´m not in the best moment to ask for a 5-day holiday in these circummstances...now he´s very busy and I haven´t found a good moment to talk with him...maybe he´ll say: sorry but we don´t have enough people for the work! ...and that´s the true!!! ...I have to buy my airplane tickets this next monday...and today is the only chance I have to ask the permission... :-\ ...please keep your fingers crossed for me!!!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on March 19, 2010, 02:54:00 pm
All luck on Earth, Keno! I'll keep my fingers crossed


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Eva on March 19, 2010, 03:42:52 pm
Good luck!!!!!!!!  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 19, 2010, 04:44:04 pm
Very happy and worried at the same time: I have a great chance to go to Europe in June for a week (Spain - Italy) !! BUUUUUT I don´t know yet if my "big boss" will let me go...we have problems in the office because 3 persons (including my direct boss) are missing working days for sickness, lactancy and personal problems and my co-worker (another architect) and me are absorbing all the work of my area...my big boss is histerical for the absence of those persons and I think I´m not in the best moment to ask for a 5-day holiday in these circummstances...now he´s very busy and I haven´t found a good moment to talk with him...maybe he´ll say: sorry but we don´t have enough people for the work! ...and that´s the true!!! ...I have to buy my airplane tickets this next monday...and today is the only chance I have to ask the permission... :-\ ...please keep your fingers crossed for me!!!!

I'll do it  :) ,I hope the job situation will be better and you will be able to do our trip
take care


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: betty on March 19, 2010, 05:13:47 pm
Very happy and worried at the same time: I have a great chance to go to Europe in June for a week (Spain - Italy) !! BUUUUUT I don´t know yet if my "big boss" will let me go...we have problems in the office because 3 persons (including my direct boss) are missing working days for sickness, lactancy and personal problems and my co-worker (another architect) and me are absorbing all the work of my area...my big boss is histerical for the absence of those persons and I think I´m not in the best moment to ask for a 5-day holiday in these circummstances...now he´s very busy and I haven´t found a good moment to talk with him...maybe he´ll say: sorry but we don´t have enough people for the work! ...and that´s the true!!! ...I have to buy my airplane tickets this next monday...and today is the only chance I have to ask the permission... :-\ ...please keep your fingers crossed for me!!!!

I hope you'll be lucky and your boss allow you to cross the ocean...Italy is waiting for you.... ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 19, 2010, 06:08:34 pm
Very happy and worried at the same time: I have a great chance to go to Europe in June for a week (Spain - Italy) !! BUUUUUT I don´t know yet if my "big boss" will let me go...we have problems in the office because 3 persons (including my direct boss) are missing working days for sickness, lactancy and personal problems and my co-worker (another architect) and me are absorbing all the work of my area...my big boss is histerical for the absence of those persons and I think I´m not in the best moment to ask for a 5-day holiday in these circummstances...now he´s very busy and I haven´t found a good moment to talk with him...maybe he´ll say: sorry but we don´t have enough people for the work! ...and that´s the true!!! ...I have to buy my airplane tickets this next monday...and today is the only chance I have to ask the permission... :-\ ...please keep your fingers crossed for me!!!!

Fingers..and toes..and legs...

Well, you get the picture. Best of luck! I'll be sending positive thoughts your way. I really hope you're able to go to Europe. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 19, 2010, 11:53:39 pm
guess who is finally getting to see DT live after 6 years of tour date reportings? :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on March 20, 2010, 12:25:56 am
@Natt, Eva, Laura, Betty and Nicoli: Thank you so much for your good wishes! Today i couldn´t talk with my boss we were busy...I´ll risk in buying my tickets anyways...what´s the worst thing he can say? NOOO...and I´ll cancel the tickets in that case...Ohhh my Gosh I´m very excited, it could be my first time in the other side of the ocean...my dream could come true...I´ll update my case very soon...nice weekend to everyone


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: betty on March 20, 2010, 08:06:17 am
@Natt, Eva, Laura, Betty and Nicoli: Thank you so much for your good wishes! Today i couldn´t talk with my boss we were busy...I´ll risk in buying my tickets anyways...what´s the worst thing he can say? NOOO...and I´ll cancel the tickets in that case...Ohhh my Gosh I´m very excited, it could be my first time in the other side of the ocean...my dream could come true...I´ll update my case very soon...nice weekend to everyone

Arkabarca, buy your tickets and relax....your dream will come true....
Besitos


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 20, 2010, 12:57:19 pm
@ Arkabarca - I hope you get your time off....I feel you deserve it
@ Ash - great news, finally!  Which show are you going to attend? 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 20, 2010, 10:01:06 pm

@ Ash - great news, finally!  Which show are you going to attend? 

June 22nd Auburn Washington :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 21, 2010, 04:29:17 am

@ Ash - great news, finally!  Which show are you going to attend? 

June 22nd Auburn Washington :)

I'll travel to US to see the guys in N.y, on July 12 (on JP birhtday)  ;D ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on March 21, 2010, 05:46:16 pm
guess who is finally getting to see DT live after 6 years of tour date reportings? :)

Get ready to be blown away! My first show was a life-changing experience.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 21, 2010, 06:01:56 pm
guess who is finally getting to see DT live after 6 years of tour date reportings? :)

Get ready to be blown away! My first show was a life-changing experience.

it cost me $200 but my mom is going with me... AND we got into the Mosh Pit/General Admission area. SO if i can I'll make my way to the front, just for the hell of it :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 23, 2010, 11:14:00 am
Friggin lousy.  I have caught a cold AGAIN.  Going to go make some home made chicken soup now.  Some for me, and some to deliver a "hot lunch" to school for my special princess.   ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on March 23, 2010, 05:42:19 pm
@Ash - the $200 is well worth it ;D
@Donna - I'm just finishing my cold! I hope I didn't send it to you over the forum...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 24, 2010, 01:20:17 pm
 this pic could show u the way I'm feeeling now:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/au9qw1.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on March 24, 2010, 01:21:54 pm
Why Laura? Explain us!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 24, 2010, 01:38:23 pm
Laura....did you get my 2nd message?  Did you try it?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 24, 2010, 05:12:46 pm
Laura....did you get my 2nd message?  Did you try it?

I can't do anything!!!!! :'( :'( :'(
thanks for our help,but I'm destined 2 loose their concert
 :-\ :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 25, 2010, 02:27:18 am
We've been hosting an exchange student up til today. My dad called us that she was moving out... part of me is grateful that she is gone (because she was such a brat) but i am also pissed off because she makes it sound like its our fault... when in fact she is the one who was the reason for many things AND she never talked to us.

naturally her friends come to her side... and all i had to say before i blocked and deleted her facebook was "make sure you get both sides of the story :)
 




Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 29, 2010, 11:26:22 am
Sunny & hot day MEANS happiness to me!!!!!!!


Title: Two explosions in Moscow subway
Post by: Natt on March 29, 2010, 12:07:34 pm
Monday, March 29, 2010 - Moscow, Russia

At least 38 people killed after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Moscow subway on 2 stations subsequently at rush hour - 07:56 and 08:39. Dozens of people injured, a few lives still pending.
 
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/03/29/russia.subway.explosion/index.html

Truly shocking and horrible. Thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families (thanks God, none of my friends and their families were among them). Terrorism should not pace the planet.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 29, 2010, 12:38:44 pm
Holy crap...that's awful.


Title: Re: Two explosions in Moscow subway
Post by: w34vi1 on March 29, 2010, 12:58:32 pm
Monday, March 29, 2010 - Moscow, Russia

At least 38 people killed after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Moscow subway on 2 stations subsequently at rush hour - 07:56 and 08:39. Dozens of people injured, a few lives still pending.
 
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/03/29/russia.subway.explosion/index.html

Truly shocking and horrible. Thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families (thanks God, none of my friends and their families were among them). Terrorism should not pace the planet.

I read that last night... my thoughts to Moscow.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on March 29, 2010, 03:06:55 pm
Thanks God I don't need subway to travel to the university and work. Neither anyone from my family don't need to travel this part of subway. But... It's still scary. First of all - for my friends, who need to travel there. From one of them I knew about it. He was in train previous to one that blew up. And about for 30 minutes I couldn't call to other ones. What made me mad - nobody informed people in subway what happen. Militia and subway-staff told, that "there are technical problems". And not a single TV-channel didn't make a brake-news, until midday! People learned about the incident by friends, relatives, who called them, or from the Internet. Many people remember explodes in 2004. That was pretty same situation. Panic, scare and minimum of information. Then my Mom's friend was hurrying to the train. But doors closed just before her face. After less than a single minute this wagon blew up. When I knew about today's explodes, and I remember that, I got the cold sweat. That  time my friend was hear the explode. Thanks God, he's OK.
All my thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on March 29, 2010, 03:13:25 pm
Militia and subway-staff told, that "there are technical problems". And not a single TV-channel didn't make a brake-news, until midday!

They were right not to cause even bigger panic. If they said "the bombs just blew up" even more people could have died just trying to get out of the subway asap and getting caught up in the crowd.  Another question is why they failed to prevent the second explosion - there was more than half an hour interval between them


Title: Re: Two explosions in Moscow subway
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on March 30, 2010, 05:52:15 am
Monday, March 29, 2010 - Moscow, Russia

At least 38 people killed after two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Moscow subway on 2 stations subsequently at rush hour - 07:56 and 08:39. Dozens of people injured, a few lives still pending.
 
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/03/29/russia.subway.explosion/index.html

Truly shocking and horrible. Thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families (thanks God, none of my friends and their families were among them). Terrorism should not pace the planet.

I read that last night... my thoughts to Moscow.

Very tragical news indeed.
All my prayers are to the victims  :'( :'(
When these tragedies will end?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on April 01, 2010, 05:49:16 am
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL
;D ;D ;D




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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 04, 2010, 11:43:48 pm
I feel very strange. I found out from a friend's Facebook status that the first guy I ever had a major crush on, Patrick, is dead. Has been dead for two years.

It's sad how even with people you haven't talked to in a long time, you still imagine them living their lives, saying things, doing things. Until one day, you find that the whole time you were imagining them, they'd long since stopped doing and saying those things because they were gone.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on April 05, 2010, 02:21:47 pm
Worried... another earthquake: Haiti, Chile, now in my country (Mexicali, in the very north of Mexico, in the border with USA)...it was yesterday, 7.2 degrees, 2 dead reported, hundreeds of injured people...OMG we are in a constant danger living in San Andreas Fault...I hope these tragedies stop for a long time!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 05, 2010, 02:28:01 pm
Worried... another earthquake: Haiti, Chile, now in my country (Mexicali, in the very north of Mexico, in the border with USA)...it was yesterday, 7.2 degrees, 2 dead reported, hundreeds of injured people...OMG we are in a constant danger living in San Andreas Fault...I hope these tragedies stop for a long time!

so sorry to read this... it's horrible


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 05, 2010, 03:22:50 pm
Worried... another earthquake: Haiti, Chile, now in my country (Mexicali, in the very north of Mexico, in the border with USA)...it was yesterday, 7.2 degrees, 2 dead reported, hundreeds of injured people...OMG we are in a constant danger living in San Andreas Fault...I hope these tragedies stop for a long time!

this is what worries me about my three trips to California this year... I will Fremont Friday night...because I have a football game Saturday


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on April 05, 2010, 03:25:54 pm
I feel very strange. I found out from a friend's Facebook status that the first guy I ever had a major crush on, Patrick, is dead. Has been dead for two years.

It's sad how even with people you haven't talked to in a long time, you still imagine them living their lives, saying things, doing things. Until one day, you find that the whole time you were imagining them, they'd long since stopped doing and saying those things because they were gone.

that's really sad  :( :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 05, 2010, 04:57:48 pm
I feel very strange. I found out from a friend's Facebook status that the first guy I ever had a major crush on, Patrick, is dead. Has been dead for two years.

It's sad how even with people you haven't talked to in a long time, you still imagine them living their lives, saying things, doing things. Until one day, you find that the whole time you were imagining them, they'd long since stopped doing and saying those things because they were gone.

i know the feeling...  remember last year when is said a friend of mine committed suicide, i was told about the day he did it, but it didn't really sink in til like a month later... when another friend of mine said it was in the paper.

it is always blind siding when these situations happen


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 05, 2010, 09:56:58 pm
Worried... another earthquake: Haiti, Chile, now in my country (Mexicali, in the very north of Mexico, in the border with USA)...it was yesterday, 7.2 degrees, 2 dead reported, hundreeds of injured people...OMG we are in a constant danger living in San Andreas Fault...I hope these tragedies stop for a long time!

Jeebus.  :( I'm glad you're okay, though.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on April 06, 2010, 10:46:53 am
I'm watching on tv a documentary dedicated to Carol Woytjla,our beloved old pope.
Than I'm reading on of his book
So today I'm feeling better....3 days before Easter was the first anniversary of my mum's death....I felt lots of pain,I cried so much and I felt her absance very much
ANd her death is related to Carol's death
I loved very much this pope,espcially he was a man first of all than a pope

Maybe I'm gone far away from this topic....if I did it,SORRY!!!!!!




Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on April 07, 2010, 11:09:31 am
Worried... another earthquake: Haiti, Chile, now in my country (Mexicali, in the very north of Mexico, in the border with USA)...it was yesterday, 7.2 degrees, 2 dead reported, hundreeds of injured people...OMG we are in a constant danger living in San Andreas Fault...I hope these tragedies stop for a long time!

Jeebus.  :( I'm glad you're okay, though.

Thank you Nic  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: betty on April 07, 2010, 04:41:14 pm
why tomorrow is not saturday?.......i feel tired...i don't want to work...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 07, 2010, 08:32:28 pm
I feel like a stewed cabbage after biking fourteen miles today for work. It didn't seem all that hot when I left my apartment, but once I started battling with Nashville's monstrous hills, it felt like a hundred degrees.

I can't walk now. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on April 07, 2010, 10:41:56 pm
why tomorrow is not saturday?.......i feel tired...i don't want to work...

Thank God it´s wednesday....sometimes I feel that in monday!!! :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lauraKJLBfan on April 08, 2010, 09:26:19 am
I'm feeling  better after days in pain(mentally and phisically)
I'm feeling more energetic now...thanks for the GINSENG pills  :D :D
But today the temperature is really low,like in December,so that's really piss me off!!!!! >:( >:(
But in general I can say that today is a beautiful day
 :) :) :)

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Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on April 09, 2010, 02:26:21 pm
Very, very HAPPY! :D

I received the confirmation of my flight tickets to Valencia, Spain!!!  ;D and of course my boss gave me the permission to go!!!! although now he is pushing me a lot in the work but I don´t care I´m doing everything for crossing that little ocean  :P ...it wil be my first time in Europe!

Thanks everyone for your good wishes for me! ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 11, 2010, 06:31:08 pm
Congratulations, Arkabarka! I hope you have an excellent trip! :)

As for me, I wish I could have all the perks of living in Music City without actually living in Music City. Why? Because it's already frickin' SEVENTY DEGREES every day, and it's not even June yet. It makes me so sick in my head.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dasrin on April 13, 2010, 10:00:28 am
I'm pretty fine. Joyous over my finished story and currently listening/watching/singing along to Beyond This Life in Budokan.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 13, 2010, 02:11:18 pm
Broke my toe again during football practice last night... always a joy. doesn't hurt as much as the first time... but it still sucks. I'm been gimping around Campus all day


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 15, 2010, 04:25:05 pm
I'm pissed off...all these older guys keep propositioning me when I'm just trying to mind my own damn business. And they WON'T take "no" for an answer! >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on April 16, 2010, 03:38:26 pm
Very busy and overwhelmed. My husband and I had a wonderful vacation in New Orleans two weeks ago. The day after we got back, my mom was riding her bike on a trail and had a collision with another bicyclist which landed her in the emergency room. So much for my relaxed state of mind! Luckily, she was okay and only had bumps and bruises. Nothing was broken.

On the plus side, my husband and I got to interview AJ Jacobs, the bassist from Mutiny Within, for our blog this past Sunday. That was cool. And my teaching schedule is kicking into high gear because it's recital season. I'm going to be a little bit insane for the next couple of months.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on April 18, 2010, 09:49:12 am
Feeling just tired and exhausted. I had a pretty rough week and I am actually very happy that I have some time to rest today! 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on April 18, 2010, 03:40:00 pm
Okay, I've had enough of my family members ending up in the emergency room! Last month, my husband's grandmother ended up in the emergency room with blood sepsis. A couple of weeks later, my sister-in-law was in the emergency room with a horrible virus that was attacking her muscular system. Another week and a half later, my mother was in the emergency room (see my post above). Then, yesterday morning, my mother-in-law ended up in the emergency room with a kidney stone. No more family members allowed in the emergency room! >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 19, 2010, 12:27:53 pm
i wish i had a presale code right now... $30 for DT Tix for Roseland at G.A. otherwise I gotta wait til Fri.... either way... Even if it kills me I will see them twice.. it is personal... just gotta find a place to crash for the Mon/Tues hit BUT it'll be worth the double dose....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on April 19, 2010, 01:31:00 pm
Okay, I've had enough of my family members ending up in the emergency room! Last month, my husband's grandmother ended up in the emergency room with blood sepsis. A couple of weeks later, my sister-in-law was in the emergency room with a horrible virus that was attacking her muscular system. Another week and a half later, my mother was in the emergency room (see my post above). Then, yesterday morning, my mother-in-law ended up in the emergency room with a kidney stone. No more family members allowed in the emergency room! >:(

that's awful. Hope the tough times for you family will be over soon. All the positive vibes to you and your family members!  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on April 19, 2010, 04:16:17 pm
Okay, I've had enough of my family members ending up in the emergency room! Last month, my husband's grandmother ended up in the emergency room with blood sepsis. A couple of weeks later, my sister-in-law was in the emergency room with a horrible virus that was attacking her muscular system. Another week and a half later, my mother was in the emergency room (see my post above). Then, yesterday morning, my mother-in-law ended up in the emergency room with a kidney stone. No more family members allowed in the emergency room! >:(

that's awful. Hope the tough times for you family will be over soon. All the positive vibes to you and your family members!  :-*

Thanks! We really need some positive energy right now!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on April 19, 2010, 04:19:07 pm
UGH. Today feels like the awful extension of yesterday, thanks to the utter lack of sleep.

I ended up taking Sneider to the emergency room last night because his eye, which had been itching like crazy for the past weeks, started swelling. After waiting for five and a half hours, he was diagnosed with conjunctivitis and, since the doctor also looked at the discharge from his ear, they also concluded that he had a perforated eardrum. We didn't get home until 4 this morning, and I had an interview for a government job at 11 this morning. Needless to say, I'm exhausted, but of course, I can't sleep. And I was violently ill all weekend, so I'm weak as a kitten right now.

RANTY MCRANT. >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on April 20, 2010, 04:53:22 pm
I'm upset. Tarot show, which I gonna see on Sunday moved to August  :(
Stupid volcano.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on May 26, 2010, 12:05:09 pm
Happy, worried and nervous...

Finally this weekend is my trip to Europe...I´m very happy for that...for the first time I´ll cross the ocean as I never thought I´d do it...but worried because I always feel stressed when I have to do a long trip, thinking for not missing something...and nervous because the long, long flight...(everyday in the news watching airplane crashes everywhere)  :-\

but, well, finally I hope to have a good time there  :) ... some DT european guy from the forum around Spain/Italy this next week?  ;)




Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: betty on May 26, 2010, 02:22:12 pm
hola Arkabarca....have a nice trip....i'm in Italy, you know...which town you are going to visit?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on May 26, 2010, 05:01:47 pm
hola Arkabarca....have a nice trip....i'm in Italy, you know...which town you are going to visit?

Thank you for your good wishes...


...mainly Venezia and its surroundings in a 2-day fast visit...what do you recommend to me?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: betty on May 27, 2010, 07:02:36 am
Venezia?!!!! i live very near there!!! It's a very nice town...You can visit Padova and Verona....
Do you need a guide? ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on May 27, 2010, 12:55:02 pm
Venezia?!!!! i live very near there!!! It's a very nice town...You can visit Padova and Verona....
Do you need a guide? ;)



good idea! how much for your services?  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 27, 2010, 03:03:55 pm
Arkabarca - have a GREAT trip!  You will have a wonderful time.  I just know it.   ;)
...and you know...if you two DO meet up....we want pics here!   :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 27, 2010, 03:09:43 pm
Blah... the LONG drive will begin this evening.. going to Drive from Harrisburg OR to L.A. California. I've got a game on Saturday...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on May 28, 2010, 01:23:34 am
Arkabarca - have a GREAT trip!  You will have a wonderful time.  I just know it.   ;)
...and you know...if you two DO meet up....we want pics here!   :D


Thank you very much sweetie! ...and of course, we´ll share the pics if we have the luck to meet each other...would it be the first meeting of any forum members? Tell me if I´m wrong ( I hope she identifies me with my DT t-shirt  :P )


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 28, 2010, 07:38:17 am
Actually, some of us forum members have met here.  Myself and heylchick met about 5 years ago, and we are friends. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on May 28, 2010, 10:25:02 am
It would be interesting a "Meeting Forum Members personally" Thread ...Btw which place did you meet to Heylchick?...Who else in "Voices" have met to another forum member?...

Tomorrow my trip!!!!!!!! I´m so excited!!!!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 28, 2010, 10:41:52 am
Let's see....Heylchick and I met up at a concert.  We spoke here for a while, and once we found out that we were both in Ontario, we exchanged emails, and met up.  The rest is history, there!   ;) ;D
I have also had Rockstar over for dinner, but that was a while ago.  He was in town on business, and I invited him over.  That was cool too.  I miss him though.  He is very busy, and I think he stops by here occasionally.

There are some of us who keep in touch, but we have known each other here for a while, and we have developed relationships.  It takes a while, but I am so happy to know the girls and guys I have met here!



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on May 29, 2010, 12:19:13 am
Aww, I miss Gui too.  :-[ If you're out there, man, I hope everything's going well!

As for me...I have a car! just not a license to drive it. I have to work on that. :P It's a long story, but it also means Sneider is getting a new car and that he's pretty happy about it too.

Also, Zinah and Kyle and I may have just completed our basic progressive/symphonic metal band. We met with a drummer and guitarist this week and heard the drummer play tonight. They're both awesome, so hopefully the scheduling works out and we can start getting together a complete set list. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on June 02, 2010, 07:40:59 pm
Very happy here in Europe...just to say hello to all the friends here!! it has been a fantastic trip! woaoo Im amazed with all! Now in Spain but in a couple of days Ill be in Italy..well lets see what happens!

Cheers guys!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 02, 2010, 09:03:55 pm
Fantastico, Arkabarca!  Glad to hear you made it there safely, and you are having a good time.  Keep us posted, and don't forget some pics in the Pic Thread! 
Buon Viaggio!  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Rockstar on June 04, 2010, 01:49:18 pm
You gals missed me? Awwwwww you know I love you :-*

I'm still around to read on occasion, though I have indeed not posted anything in quite a while.  I've been keeping myself busy (as always) with many new and not-so-new projects.

So yes back in the day, I did meet up in person with Donna, and let me tell you... I feel privileged to have actually eaten her food for *real*, not to mention it was great meeting with her little family!

I've also met nicoli in person; she showed me her then-great (probably now even greater) piano skills, and she taught me to waterski :)

As for what's going on with me, let's see, I started my own music production company last year, mainly working on arrangements and soundtracks for amateur projets, but also a few live and studio sound gigs.  Not enough to be a sole source of revenue nor keep me busy full-time, but I wouldn't want to be a sound tech full time anyway.  As more contracts started coming in, I could no longer work full-time, and I've managed to work out a great deal with my employer (an e-commerce firm), now working part-time only and only on travel-related websites (which I love).

In terms of band projects, my rock/alternative cover band Rock That (http://myspace.com/rockthatband (http://myspace.com/rockthatband)) is going pretty well, with lots of scheduled shows starting this summer and for the rest of the year.  My Muse tribute band Uprising (http://myspace.com/tributetomuse (http://myspace.com/tributetomuse)) is also doing great; we are now working with a booking agency, and are playing a several festivals and high-profile gigs in the coming months.

And last but not least, my long-sleeping original project Shine Lion (http://myspace.com/shinelion (http://myspace.com/shinelion)) was recently resurrected, as a solo project, with 8 new songs being recorded and produced in a nonstop 10-day stretch, all published for free on myspace; still not sure what order the next steps will come in but the song count will be brought up to 10-12, an actual album will be produced and a live band will be assembled for a small tour... we'll see how that goes!

And finally, "how am I today?", well today is Friday, so obviously, the answer is GREAT ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 04, 2010, 01:59:56 pm
OMGOSH!!!!!  THERE you are!
Yeah, we miss you!  You need to get your French Canadian behind back to YYZ!  The gazebo is out and my man has both a charcoal and a gas bbq.  Rent yourself a car and get over here!!!!!!   ;D ;D ;D  Victoria is older now, so she'll actually entertain you....or talk your ear off..... :D
Great to have you back and posting, mon ami.  Great to see you are doing well, and hope you come back often.   :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 04, 2010, 11:02:31 pm
::points speechlessly for a few moments::

He's ALIVE!

Just kidding, Rockstar. ;) I figured you were swamped. It sounds like your musical endeavors are going extremely well! It's good to see you around, at least momentarily. ::hugs::


[edit: Just listened to some of your songs for Shine Lion. Excellent!]


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on June 05, 2010, 04:19:28 am
Fantastico, Arkabarca!  Glad to hear you made it there safely, and you are having a good time.  Keep us posted, and don't forget some pics in the Pic Thread! 
Buon Viaggio!  ;D

Grazie Donna!  ;) and now in Italy ...At Betty' s house! Finally we met each other!..and as you said having a very good time...two new friends from two different cultures thanks to JLB forum!

Saluti a tutti!  :D



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 05, 2010, 07:45:52 am
That's great!   :) 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 05, 2010, 08:00:43 am
and now in Italy ...At Betty' s house! Finally we met each other!..and as you said having a very good time...two new friends from two different cultures thanks to JLB forum!

Saluti a tutti!  :D
that's great you had a chance to meet! Hope you enjoy your time in Europe


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on June 09, 2010, 09:08:07 am
Finally! My provider fix the equipment, and I'm online again!  :) :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on June 09, 2010, 04:51:42 pm
Im sick. When I went to bed I felt so terrible I was freezing to the point that I was shaking, I put on thick clothes plus an extra blanket but I was still freezing, and my body was actually hurting so much I thought I would fade away. I was scared I would die. I have never been this sicklike I was this night.

But I survived somehow... ::) And Im slowly getting better again. Im rarely sick but I really hate being sick.

The internet is a great place to whine a little...=)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 09, 2010, 05:50:18 pm
Im sick. When I went to bed I felt so terrible I was freezing to the point that I was shaking, I put on thick clothes plus an extra blanket but I was still freezing, and my body was actually hurting so much I thought I would fade away. I was scared I would die. I have never been this sicklike I was this night.

But I survived somehow... ::) And Im slowly getting better again. Im rarely sick but I really hate being sick.

The internet is a great place to whine a little...=)

maybe the setlist from tonight's show will make you feel better when i am able to post it :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 09, 2010, 09:00:59 pm
Sounds like an influenza bug to me, Erik.   :-\  Take your Vitamin C, drink lots of fluids and get lots of rest.  That is what your body needs.  Hope you feel better soon.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on June 09, 2010, 09:39:39 pm
I am feeling very relieved today to find out that I am not allergic to my pet guinea pigs. I've been suffering from itchy skin since December. My dermatologist finally decided it was time to send me to an allergist. I was very afraid that I would find out that I was allergic to my guinea pigs and I would have to give them away. It turns out that I am extremely allergic to dust mites. Time to do some serious vacuuming and get dust mite covers for the mattress and pillows. Here's hoping that allergy medicine and the dust mite covers will finally solve the itchy skin issue... it's made my life pretty horrible!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 13, 2010, 07:11:50 pm
I am feeling very relieved today to find out that I am not allergic to my pet guinea pigs. I've been suffering from itchy skin since December. My dermatologist finally decided it was time to send me to an allergist. I was very afraid that I would find out that I was allergic to my guinea pigs and I would have to give them away. It turns out that I am extremely allergic to dust mites. Time to do some serious vacuuming and get dust mite covers for the mattress and pillows. Here's hoping that allergy medicine and the dust mite covers will finally solve the itchy skin issue... it's made my life pretty horrible!

I hate when stuff like that happens... it always is a hassle to have to take care of.





in other news... my arm hurts but did end up getting a tattoo since for once in my life had nothing going on (and i've got a week before i see DT so i'm safe)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs341.ash1/29226_1467125167351_1510213059_1174135_6363649_n.jpg)
the Japanese reads Ima wo ikiru. means the same as Carpe Diem...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 14, 2010, 03:24:48 am
Cool tattoo Ash, the hyeroglyphs look awesome!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 14, 2010, 08:24:33 am
Well, I think it's official now. After 2 years of dedicated (and I mean it) work I no longer teach at state middle school. Although it's what I wanted and I expect to move on now, I feel a bit nostalgic all of a sudden. I'll sure miss the kids.

Right now I'm waiting for my test result for Advanced Teaching Certificate.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 14, 2010, 09:40:49 am
I know it's a sad and melancholy feeling to have to leave the place you have worked for a  while to move on, but you are beginning a new chapter today, sweetie.  I pray for you all the best in success.  You deserve it!   :-* :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 14, 2010, 10:58:36 am
I know it's a sad and melancholy feeling to have to leave the place you have worked for a  while to move on, but you are beginning a new chapter today, sweetie.  I pray for you all the best in success.  You deserve it!   :-* :-*

Thank you!  :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on June 14, 2010, 04:01:01 pm
I am feeling very relieved today to find out that I am not allergic to my pet guinea pigs. I've been suffering from itchy skin since December. My dermatologist finally decided it was time to send me to an allergist. I was very afraid that I would find out that I was allergic to my guinea pigs and I would have to give them away. It turns out that I am extremely allergic to dust mites. Time to do some serious vacuuming and get dust mite covers for the mattress and pillows. Here's hoping that allergy medicine and the dust mite covers will finally solve the itchy skin issue... it's made my life pretty horrible!

I hate when stuff like that happens... it always is a hassle to have to take care of.

Cool tattoo!
@Natt, as a teacher, I know how hard it is to leave students when you move onto a new or different job. But, like Donna said, you are beginning a new chapter. Lots of new and exciting things are going to come to you. Best wishes for a positive test result!




in other news... my arm hurts but did end up getting a tattoo since for once in my life had nothing going on (and i've got a week before i see DT so i'm safe)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs341.ash1/29226_1467125167351_1510213059_1174135_6363649_n.jpg)
the Japanese reads Ima wo ikiru. means the same as Carpe Diem...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on June 15, 2010, 04:47:36 am
It's third day of almost non-stop rain, where's summer?  :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on June 15, 2010, 11:58:48 am
The weather is fucking hot at Turkey. I'm melting. Oh God I suppose I'll move Canada or somewhere cold  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 15, 2010, 12:18:27 pm
Serox, Muumi, you should swap location for a while  ;D

I think I did it! 93% means I've got an A-level Certificate in teaching... OMG I still can't believe I did that good...
Hopefully now I'll get a job at British Council Educational Centre.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on June 15, 2010, 12:21:45 pm
Serox, Muumi, you should swap location for a while  ;D

For a while?! Oh no, it must last so long. of course if it Ok for Muumi. ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on June 15, 2010, 12:40:27 pm
I think I did it! 93% means I've got an A-level Certificate in teaching... OMG I still can't believe I did that good...
Hopefully now I'll get a job at British Council Educational Centre.

Congratulations, Natalie!  :-* (http://kolobok.us/smiles/light_skin/give_rose.gif) I always knew, that you're good  ;)

Serox, Muumi, you should swap location for a while  ;D

For a while?! Oh no, it must last so long. of course if it Ok for Muumi. ;D
Hmmm... Interesting offer, I'll think about it  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 15, 2010, 01:00:57 pm
The weather is fucking hot at Turkey. I'm melting. Oh God I suppose I'll move Canada or somewhere cold  ;D

Well, don't come to Toronto....we are supposed to be having a hotter Summer this year (so the Weather Network reports!).  I don't mind it....my backyard is set up........ :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 15, 2010, 01:02:25 pm

I think I did it! 93% means I've got an A-level Certificate in teaching... OMG I still can't believe I did that good...
Hopefully now I'll get a job at British Council Educational Centre.

Congratulations, Natt!  I CAN believe you did that well.  I believe you are a smart young lady and you can do whatever you put your mind to.  Great job!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 15, 2010, 01:43:42 pm
Thanks people! You're awesome!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on June 16, 2010, 06:07:45 am
Finally! I passed my last exam in the institute!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 16, 2010, 06:10:17 am
Finally! I passed my last exam in the institute!
Congratulations! Best mark, I suppose?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on June 16, 2010, 06:28:18 am
Finally! I passed my last exam in the institute!
Congratulations! Best mark, I suppose?
Thanks:) No, mark is only "good" :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 16, 2010, 07:14:33 am
Finally! I passed my last exam in the institute!
Congratulations! Best mark, I suppose?
Thanks:) No, mark is only "good" :(
all the same. Well done!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 16, 2010, 02:04:05 pm
And YES! I got the job. The interview surprisingly went the sweetest way possible, although I nearly s**t myself.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on June 17, 2010, 01:52:12 pm
And YES! I got the job. The interview surprisingly went the sweetest way possible, although I nearly s**t myself.
Congratulations!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 17, 2010, 02:10:02 pm
And YES! I got the job. The interview surprisingly went the sweetest way possible, although I nearly s**t myself.
Congratulations!
thank you!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 17, 2010, 02:53:46 pm
And YES! I got the job. The interview surprisingly went the sweetest way possible, although I nearly s**t myself.

Great news, Natt!  I knew you could do it!  Cheers to new beginnings! 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on June 17, 2010, 02:54:58 pm
The weather is keeping on melting me. Don't be suprise if you hear, me dead thanks to hotness.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 17, 2010, 04:22:26 pm
The weather is keeping on melting me. Don't be suprise if you hear, me dead thanks to hotness.
No, that doesn't sound good. Take cold shower, eat tons of ice cream - you're far better alive  ;)

Great news, Natt!  I knew you could do it!  Cheers to new beginnings! 
thank you  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 18, 2010, 05:32:44 pm
Belated congratulations, Natt! You're awesome. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on June 22, 2010, 03:15:02 pm
Cut my hand, spoil t-shirt with blood, lost two rare CD-s on ebay...
Damn day!  >:( >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 23, 2010, 02:03:34 pm
Cut my hand, spoil t-shirt with blood, lost two rare CD-s on ebay...
Damn day!  >:( >:(

Well that just stinks. I hope it gets better for you soon.






it is going to take me weeks to get all the crap out of my throat from the concert. I think inadvertently have smoked two pacts of cigarettes, a cigar and a couple of joints from these two shows... i spend most of the drive home hacking up a lung... geeze


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on June 23, 2010, 02:15:21 pm
it is going to take me weeks to get all the crap out of my throat from the concert. I think inadvertently have smoked two pacts of cigarettes, a cigar and a couple of joints from these two shows... i spend most of the drive home hacking up a lung... geeze

yeah, that can be nasty. All that smoke at venues is what kills my throat too. But I hope you'll feel better soon


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 23, 2010, 02:19:39 pm
Unfortunately, the "pot" crap comes with the territory.   ::)   Personally, it makes me sick and it's THE dumbest thing you can do to your brain in the long term.  I don't care what anybody says.  As for the smoking and stuff, well...yeah....that too. 

Drink LOTS of water.  That should help flush it out too. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 23, 2010, 02:41:28 pm
what doesn't help is that i am allergic to all three of those things... so today i am def paying for it all.. can't stop sneezing...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on June 25, 2010, 06:02:38 pm
Luckily in Chicago, smoking of any kind indoors is against the law. Unfortunately, that means choking on gigantic clouds of smoke from people loading up outside the venue while waiting in line before you go inside. >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 25, 2010, 10:27:11 pm
I understand....the big joke here is that the Molson Amphitheater advertises they are smoke free.  For crying out loud, they are an OUTDOOR venue!  And who is seriously gonna enforce this, right?   ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on July 02, 2010, 04:43:50 pm
I get a medal for my science project at exhibition.  :D Four days of sitting at my stand have not been in vain. :)

(http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/240/img45971.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 02, 2010, 09:36:39 pm
Congratulations!  Your hard work and dedication has paid off.  You deserve it!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 16, 2010, 02:04:34 am
I am very annoyed by people...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on July 16, 2010, 08:58:20 am
I am very annoyed by the hot weather...

Fix'd.  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on July 16, 2010, 01:39:38 pm
One of the worst days in my life. The whole world seems to have teamed up to get me off the hinges, and they succeeded. Congratulations all those who contributed.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 16, 2010, 01:51:12 pm
Sorry to hear about your bad day, Natt.    I got something for you:
(http://a5.vox.com/6a00c225259fe3604a00e398ccc1b50002-500pi)

Eat up, sweetie.  Just for the time it takes you to finish, you can forget about stuff for a little while. 
***hug***


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 16, 2010, 09:57:26 pm
I'm still annoyed by people...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on July 17, 2010, 09:34:48 am
I'm still annoyed by the damn hot weather...


Fix'd again.  :D

And Ash, try your invisibility power.  :)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 17, 2010, 02:42:36 pm
I'm still annoyed by the damn hot weather...


Fix'd again.  :D

And Ash, try your invisibility power.  :)



the weather is an issue too...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on July 19, 2010, 04:20:02 pm
Hubby and I got back from the dream theater/iron maiden concert last night at one o'clock in the morning, so I am in a zombie-like state but very happy today ;D. The concert was awesome, although I could see very little since we were seated near the back of the venue and I am vertically challenged.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 19, 2010, 05:09:11 pm
Hubby and I got back from the dream theater/iron maiden concert last night at one o'clock in the morning, so I am in a zombie-like state but very happy today ;D. The concert was awesome, although I could see very little since we were seated near the back of the venue and I am vertically challenged.

yep.. 1am arrival after a show... sounds about right ;)

how long did it take to get out of the venue? even though my mom and i left early, it was said to take 4 hours to leave White River.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on July 19, 2010, 05:23:19 pm
Hubby and I got back from the dream theater/iron maiden concert last night at one o'clock in the morning, so I am in a zombie-like state but very happy today ;D. The concert was awesome, although I could see very little since we were seated near the back of the venue and I am vertically challenged.

yep.. 1am arrival after a show... sounds about right ;)

how long did it take to get out of the venue? even though my mom and i left early, it was said to take 4 hours to leave White River.

I'm going to guess we were stuck in that parking lot for 20 to 30 minutes without moving an inch. There were parking attendants, but they weren't doing anything except standing around and watching the traffic. And then, the drive home took about an hour and 15 minutes. We live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, and the venue was all the way in the southern suburbs in Tinley Park. Practically near Joliet.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 19, 2010, 05:50:40 pm
Hubby and I got back from the dream theater/iron maiden concert last night at one o'clock in the morning, so I am in a zombie-like state but very happy today ;D. The concert was awesome, although I could see very little since we were seated near the back of the venue and I am vertically challenged.

yep.. 1am arrival after a show... sounds about right ;)

how long did it take to get out of the venue? even though my mom and i left early, it was said to take 4 hours to leave White River.

I'm going to guess we were stuck in that parking lot for 20 to 30 minutes without moving an inch. There were parking attendants, but they weren't doing anything except standing around and watching the traffic. And then, the drive home took about an hour and 15 minutes. We live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, and the venue was all the way in the southern suburbs in Tinley Park. Practically near Joliet.

ah well the bigger venues i guess would have better outlets for traffic...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on July 25, 2010, 01:09:14 am
Finally home and feeling wonderful! Gosh, it's GREAT to be on home turf after 3 weeks of absence...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 26, 2010, 12:13:05 am
some kid needs a huge a$$ woopin' for kicking the front of my car and bending my license plate. I watched the little bugger do it too... He hits my car, looks at me and walks into the store...

Once i got out, looked at the plate, the bugger bend the corner of the damn plate... so going into the store i yelled as loud as i could looking right at him "next time you bend someones license plate, try to say sorry."


little a-holes....


I did fix it but i'm not happy about it....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 26, 2010, 01:38:43 pm
Just voted in the state primaries and felt a tiny rush of affection for the USA.

We'll see if that rush lasts after the results are in, though. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 27, 2010, 09:31:46 pm
I just landed myself a Free pair of $200 headphones. I manged to be one of the lucky 1000 to get a code Ultimate Ears (they make awesome in-ear monitors) put out online, and landed a sweet pair of UE 700's.



that has made my day :) stuff like that rarely happens for me :D



Also... expect to see a new signature soon... in light of Static Impulse... i have yet to decide on how to make or what to make, suggestions are welcome :)

EDIT: i am trying a new concept... donno if it'll work. I'll know more when the lineart is finished ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on July 28, 2010, 11:52:16 am
Feeling Inspired............  ;)

Anita  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jamie on July 28, 2010, 12:12:32 pm
well... my leg hurts.   >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on July 28, 2010, 01:29:03 pm
well... my leg hurts.   >:(

is it an injury or random pain?
I hope you feel better in no time anyway


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jamie on July 28, 2010, 01:51:33 pm
thank you, and it's from judo- i was thrown into an akward position


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on July 29, 2010, 10:58:53 am
Sick.
This wicked ear and throat infection seems to have got a tight grip on me, and in this heat, too!
I'm not complaining, just worried because it's threatening to seriously mess with my plans


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jamie on July 29, 2010, 02:21:42 pm
aw man, that sucks! not surprising though, bacteria thrive on the heat. hopefully it doesn't mess up your plans!  :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on July 29, 2010, 02:25:27 pm
I've been stuck with a summer cold for the past week and a half. I'm feeling better now, but I still have the leftover funk coming out of me (yes, I know that is pleasant). I'm in the same boat with @Natt. It really sucks being sick when it's hot.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on July 29, 2010, 02:32:24 pm
I've been stuck with a summer cold for the past week and a half. I'm feeling better now, but I still have the leftover funk coming out of me (yes, I know that is pleasant). I'm in the same boat with @Natt. It really sucks being sick when it's hot.
too many people down with summer flu this season. Glad you're better now, though

aw man, that sucks! not surprising though, bacteria thrive on the heat. hopefully it doesn't mess up your plans!  :-\

thanks for well-wishing, but I'm a woman, just in case  ;) But I know a great guy who calls everyone (even his wife!) "man", regardless of sex, and if you're that type, it's absolutely ok with me  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jamie on July 29, 2010, 04:36:11 pm
aw man, that sucks! not surprising though, bacteria thrive on the heat. hopefully it doesn't mess up your plans!  :-\

thanks for well-wishing, but I'm a woman, just in case  ;) But I know a great guy who calls everyone (even his wife!) "man", regardless of sex, and if you're that type, it's absolutely ok with me  :D

[/quote]

hahaha woops! i use "aw man" for pretty much anybody, regardless of gender  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jamie on July 29, 2010, 04:39:34 pm
and that was a fail quote on my part.... lol


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on July 29, 2010, 04:41:48 pm
aw man, that sucks! not surprising though, bacteria thrive on the heat. hopefully it doesn't mess up your plans!  :-\

thanks for well-wishing, but I'm a woman, just in case  ;) But I know a great guy who calls everyone (even his wife!) "man", regardless of sex, and if you're that type, it's absolutely ok with me  :D


hahaha woops! i use "aw man" for pretty much anybody, regardless of gender  :P
[/quote]

i see now  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on July 29, 2010, 07:17:14 pm
Feeling the urge to launch the car I bought off my brother back to Greece where he lives.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on July 30, 2010, 05:01:22 pm
I'm good, doing what I shouldn't be doing.  8)


P.S.  Meaning, taking a pair of pliars to my boiler because I cannot wait until Monday for the plumber to come and fix it (fingers crossed).


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on July 30, 2010, 06:10:27 pm
I'm good, doing what I shouldn't be doing.  8)


P.S.  Meaning, taking a pair of pliars to my boiler because I cannot wait until Monday for the plumber to come and fix it (fingers crossed).

Oh well. Oopps, it wasn't me I didn't do it.  :-X


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 30, 2010, 06:49:03 pm
I

am



SUN-BURNT.     :o :o :o

It's my own damn fault too.  I should have worn the sun screen.  I am back from about 4 days away up in the Northern Ontario region - a beautiful place called Sauble Beach.
http://www.saublebeach.com/
It's WONDERFUL there, and I wish we didn't have to come home so soon.  I hope to get back at this time every year.  It's a great getaway....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on July 31, 2010, 02:07:18 am
I

am



SUN-BURNT.     :o :o :o

It's my own damn fault too.  I should have worn the sun screen.  I am back from about 4 days away up in the Northern Ontario region - a beautiful place called Sauble Beach.
http://www.saublebeach.com/
It's WONDERFUL there, and I wish we didn't have to come home so soon.  I hope to get back at this time every year.  It's a great getaway....

oh well... hope you'll heal up fast and don't peel too bad  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on July 31, 2010, 06:33:12 am
I

am



SUN-BURNT.     :o :o :o

It's my own damn fault too.  I should have worn the sun screen.  I am back from about 4 days away up in the Northern Ontario region - a beautiful place called Sauble Beach.
http://www.saublebeach.com/
It's WONDERFUL there, and I wish we didn't have to come home so soon.  I hope to get back at this time every year.  It's a great getaway....

Good to read you had a nice time away Donna! Not so good that you are burnt, I avoid the sun whenever possible, I stay away from sunbeds and fake tan, I like my pale smoothness LOL. Don't forget your sunscreen next time  ;)

Anita  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 31, 2010, 09:12:44 am
Oh, it IS soooooooooooo beautiful.  I miss it already.  www.saublebeach.com is the website for people who are interested in going.  On my Yahoo.com home page today, there's an article on best beaches in Canada, and it got the thumbs up for Ontario.  I hope to make it a yearly visit there. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 31, 2010, 02:28:33 pm
Oh, it was a pleasure to just sit on the beach and do NOTHING!   :D  I purposefully took off during the week so that I could get away from housework and such. 
On Wednesday, however, the weather was a bit dodgy, so we took a drive to Tobermory which is another hour north of Sauble Beach.  From there, you can just stroll along and do some shopping, or you can catch a ferry boat that takes to Flowerpot Island, or to other small islands in that area.  We opted out of that, but strolled around Tobermory. By about just after mid day, the sun was out again, so we drove back to Sauble and were back on the beach by 3pm.    ;)  My kind of vacay....unless....of course....for those that really know me.....it's Disney.... :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 31, 2010, 04:24:09 pm
And hey, every woman's a Disney girl at heart. How can you not be? ;)

**sniff sniff***  You.....you....UNDERSTAND ME!!!!!!


 :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 31, 2010, 09:18:34 pm
Sounds fantastic! And hey, every woman's a Disney girl at heart. How can you not be? ;)

i must be the exception to the rule......


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on August 01, 2010, 01:24:49 am
I got skin-burned.  :-[ Though I use protection cream my skin has burned. It gives me pain, i can't sleep.  :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 01, 2010, 06:14:08 am
I got skin-burned.  :-[ Though I use protection cream my skin has burned. It gives me pain, i can't sleep.  :'(

Poor you, that's unfair :(  I'm told putting milk on a cloth and pressing it to the burned patches helps - can't say I've tried it myself, but everything's worth a go if you're in pain, right?

D-panthenol might help as well


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 01, 2010, 12:20:40 pm
Getting ready for a business trip... not completely healthy, but it's too late for dropping out. God help me not to get worse


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 01, 2010, 12:50:45 pm
Will cross my fingers that you don't feel worse Natt. :) What are you up to on your trip?
thank you  :) well I'll be interviewing kids for language camps


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 01, 2010, 01:05:27 pm
thank you  :) well I'll be interviewing kids for language camps

Sounds more fun than the mental picture I got from "business trip" - people in suits pointing to Powerpoint slides at conferences. That's more my experience, sadly!

well, it's a light version of business trip  :D. Still, there's more red tape and paperwork behind it than one might think, that's what slightly spoils the fun


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 01, 2010, 01:34:41 pm
I understand the weight of paperwork for trips involving kids is roughly equivalent to the weight of the kids themselves  :D
tomorrow I'm going to find it out ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 01, 2010, 01:46:48 pm
Getting ready for a business trip... not completely healthy, but it's too late for dropping out. God help me not to get worse

Hope you feel well soon, nothing worse than being poorly and in demand.

Anita.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 01, 2010, 01:51:41 pm
I understand the weight of paperwork for trips involving kids is roughly equivalent to the weight of the kids themselves  :D
tomorrow I'm going to find it out ;)

Well, I wish you luck and, if possible, good health to do it :)

Hope you feel well soon, nothing worse than being poorly and in demand.

thank you!  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jamie on August 02, 2010, 07:28:02 pm
Well, I just discovered Fates Warning!  :o  :D

How is everyone today?

hahaha! nice! i haven't checked out new music for a while actually, so i have to set aside some time for that soon :P

this past saturday i played the mesa boogie mark v (for any guitar players out there) and i was in tone heaven for 45 min.... needless to say, i don't think i'm going to play another amp ever again (not even my own). i'm now on a mission to own that amp by my birthday (which is in october), so i better get selling!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 03, 2010, 07:56:23 am

[/quote]

I think I'm pretty much the only DT fan in the world who doesn't have an electric guitar vocabulary, so I'm tentatively saying...good? I do know that feeling when you find something amazing and you absolutely have to get it though!  :D
[/quote]

I have no electric guitar vocabulary either, or any other instrument at that lol, I am the writer my brother is the musician, a self taught one too, he can play almost every instrument, he even soundproofed his attic and built his own recording studio in there, he has been playing since his early teens though. I would love to be able to make music, I could wrap it around my poetry.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 03, 2010, 01:22:15 pm
I have no electric guitar vocabulary either, or any other instrument at that lol, I am the writer my brother is the musician, a self taught one too, he can play almost every instrument, he even soundproofed his attic and built his own recording studio in there, he has been playing since his early teens though. I would love to be able to make music, I could wrap it around my poetry.  ;)

I can see that, I was reading some of your poetry the other day and imagining JLB singing it (yes, I was procrastinating) and it would totally work.

It's funny how creatively-minded everyone seems to be on here - I love writing too :)  Must be a DT/JLB thing.

O for JLB to sing my words, it could be an intoxicating mix  ;D  Ahhhh, one can dream lol.

It is good to know when others read my work, it inspires me so much and is much appreciated, I have some amazing feedback from the bands on Reverbnation. It seems artists across the board are drawn to each other, there are so many talented people.

What kind of writing do you do may I ask? It can be very liberating to write, it also helps you to see things clearer in your head I find.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 03, 2010, 03:28:55 pm
hahaha! nice! i haven't checked out new music for a while actually, so i have to set aside some time for that soon :P

this past saturday i played the mesa boogie mark v (for any guitar players out there) and i was in tone heaven for 45 min.... needless to say, i don't think i'm going to play another amp ever again (not even my own). i'm now on a mission to own that amp by my birthday (which is in october), so i better get selling!

I think I'm pretty much the only DT fan in the world who doesn't have an electric guitar vocabulary, so I'm tentatively saying...good? I do know that feeling when you find something amazing and you absolutely have to get it though!  :D
I don't have an electric guitar vocabulary yet either, although my husband is trying to teach me :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 03, 2010, 05:27:41 pm
O for JLB to sing my words, it could be an intoxicating mix  ;D  Ahhhh, one can dream lol.

It is good to know when others read my work, it inspires me so much and is much appreciated, I have some amazing feedback from the bands on Reverbnation. It seems artists across the board are drawn to each other, there are so many talented people.

What kind of writing do you do may I ask? It can be very liberating to write, it also helps you to see things clearer in your head I find.

Well, you never know if he might be procrastinating and come across your website too, it could happen!  ;)

I write short stories, mostly speculative fiction (also three trunk novels which I sincerely hope will never see the light of day). And formal reports on research, though not for fun. Wish I had the head for poetry, but I've never been good at writing or reading it - so it's a big compliment to your work that I enjoyed it! :D

Are you going to do anything with your short stories? Forwardpress is a good place for writers, there is always a lot going on. I sometimes go through long periods without writing, I lose my inspiration, that is when I read a lot, until I find my inspiration again.
Thank you for the big compliment, it means the world.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 04, 2010, 02:24:48 pm
I should qualify my earlier statement by saying that I've been with my husband for 10 years (5 years before getting married), and even though he's tried to teach me some stuff, I still haven't learned that much about guitar. I think he's afraid he'll bore me to death with the technical talk. ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 04, 2010, 03:18:04 pm
Ah well, it's good that he's being careful not to bore you! ;)  My boyfriend isn't so careful, I've had several technical lectures (rants?) on the difference between various types of cookie-monster growls in the last few days since One More Time came out...bah. He's very into death metal, which I don't get at all, so it's all a little over my head.  :-\

I used to play in a Thrash metal band... and we had many different vocal styles... after a while I became immune to the scream vocals...


unless you are immersed in it, either by listening or playing in that style... it does seem a little hard to understand :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 04, 2010, 03:54:42 pm
Actually, it sounds interesting to learn about the different types of death grunts. I was writing a post on a music blog including information about origin of heavy vocals, and I had a really difficult time finding reliable information about death metal on the net. It seems like there is a lot of debate over who started doing death grunts. One interesting thing that I did read is that death growls are supposed to be offputting at first listen. I guess it's a way of weeding out the people who really are interested in the music. And initially, they were supposed to represent a lot of nasty stuff such as, well, death, rotting corpses, chaos, etc. I guess their use has broadened out these days.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 04, 2010, 04:06:21 pm

I used to play in a Thrash metal band... and we had many different vocal styles... after a while I became immune to the scream vocals...


unless you are immersed in it, either by listening or playing in that style... it does seem a little hard to understand :P

Awesome! What did you play?

No, I have yet to adapt enough to scream vocals enough to differentiate between styles. One More Time has given me the necessary prod to take them into consideration in future, however. :)  But Cannibal Corpse (for instance) just alarm me.

I was a bass player, and was to be a backup vocalist.... however the band never managed to make anything for themselves... after i left, they begged me to come back and when i left again they finally called it quits...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 04, 2010, 04:15:00 pm
I was a bass player, and was to be a backup vocalist.... however the band never managed to make anything for themselves... after i left, they begged me to come back and when i left again they finally called it quits...

That's a shame that things didn't work out for your band, but obviously you're pretty valuable! :D  Are you going to look for another band to play/sing backup in?

the issue with being a bass player is the fact I can't afford to buy my own cabinet. The band i was with, had a full cab, that the guitarist's dad let only me use. Unless i can find either a good deal on a cab, that i can take back and forth with my car, or someone who could let me use their cab.

I've otherwise been trying to write my own stuff and see if i can do things my own style...


otherwise as a bass player in my area, i could have a new gig every day.. the cab is the biggest issue.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 04, 2010, 06:17:26 pm
Very tired, early night for me I think. Well if you can call 11.15pm early lol.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 04, 2010, 07:42:19 pm
I'm going to ask the silly question (but hey, I'm here to learn, at least in part) - what's a cabinet for?

Must be great to be able to write songs...music is a huge part of my life, but I'm strictly a user rather than a producer. Wouldn't know how to start! I bet it's a great release though :)

a cabinet tends to be large speakers with a smaller box called a Head to control them all. depending on the age of the cabinets often times the head is built into the speaker setup...


bass cabs often times weigh a lot... and cost a lot of money....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 05, 2010, 06:13:46 am
I am good, the plumber fixed my boiler and was kind enough to fix the pump on my fish tank  :) He did swiftly leave when I asked if he would like to help me strip the wallpaper off my walls. Oh well, one can only try.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mélie on August 05, 2010, 06:24:52 am
Well, I don't really know where can I start writing so why not here...?

I am fine today, as the weather is sunny and the flat where I live lightful.
It's quite peaceful here too, I'm sitting on the sofa and I'm relaxed, for the moment....  :D I'm such an anxious person!

Let's see how the day's going to be!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 05, 2010, 06:43:23 am
welcome to the board, Mélie!
feel free to tell us a little about yourself in this thread http://www.jameslabrie.com/forum/index.php?topic=32.135


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 05, 2010, 11:46:39 am
welcome to the forum Mélie.


We're wacky here... but we're fun



Ash


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 06, 2010, 05:55:28 am
In a way, feeling bittersweet and I have the urge to visit `Glastonbury` I do love Avalon. I'm to restricted to go today though.  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 06, 2010, 07:14:38 am
It's damn hot and damn smoky! The whole city is under the smog. It's hard to breathe there :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on August 06, 2010, 07:55:42 am
Rotten day ahead: a long walk to the bus stop in a hot thundershower (gross!), followed by a twelve-hour shift at a job I loathe and possible coworker drama. Not to mention the acid reflux I've already got going here.



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mélie on August 06, 2010, 08:30:17 am
Thank you for your welcoming :)

Today the weather is really nice, not so hot and not cold neither, with a perfect blue sky and a little breeze.
This area is great in summer.
I've been very angry this morning, for foolishness.. I wish I could control my nervousness...
Makes me feel sad, then.
But well, I'm alone at home today so I think I'm going to write...

Have a nice day everybody! :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 06, 2010, 03:54:05 pm
It's damn hot and damn smoky! The whole city is under the smog. It's hard to breathe there :(
I've been hearing about the heat wave in Russia all week long on the news. They said this morning that you can only see 50 feet in front of you, and there are all kinds of fires. What a mess! :-[


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mélie on August 07, 2010, 07:44:15 am
Damn! Yeah... I've heard about Russia too...
Good luck guy, must be really bad... :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 07, 2010, 02:53:16 pm
The slogan of Moscow this days is "Welcome to Silent Hill"  :D
It still very loud though... But the impression, especially in the evening, reminds the game very much  ;D

Good for me, that I escape from this city for next week.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 07, 2010, 03:04:05 pm
My head is in the shed today, I cannot think straight kind of day.  ::) lol


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 11, 2010, 12:35:41 pm
Made a tactical error and watched a video about a giant tarantula-killing wasp on MP's forum. Feeling slightly unnerved now, and also like the wasp might be crawling on me. And I had to capture the biggest millipede I've ever seen first thing this morning (it sneaked up on me while I was showering). So it's been a bit of a buggy day so far.

holy cow... I have minor issues about everything that has more than 4 legs and almost uncontrollable fear of spiders... yikes.

Isn't that the insect James Cameron based his 'Alien' on?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 11, 2010, 01:41:21 pm
After 2 unbearably hot & dry months... It's RAINING. Pouring down. And I just got back in after doing a happy dance in the showering rain... Oh thanks God...

I'm singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling
I'm happy again

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 11, 2010, 02:22:11 pm
I am recovering from a headache, and now I am all woozy :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on August 11, 2010, 04:28:46 pm
@ Natt - I know how that feels.  We are having one of the hottest summers here in Ontario that we've had in a long time.
@ VdV - Yes, I feel your pain.  I believe I am fighting a sinus infection. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 12, 2010, 08:36:53 am
Feeling fine.

Anita  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on August 12, 2010, 09:17:05 pm
Nervous....doing my final exam in my FINAL course towards my Medical Secretary certificate.  I am trying to beat this stupid "summer cold" that has captured me, so I am having a hot chamomile tea with honey, lemon and garlic.  My nerves are SHOT.  Will wear a DT shirt and a cross for strength tomorrow.....EEP!!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 13, 2010, 02:26:37 am
Nervous....doing my final exam in my FINAL course towards my Medical Secretary certificate.  I am trying to beat this stupid "summer cold" that has captured me, so I am having a hot chamomile tea with honey, lemon and garlic.  My nerves are SHOT.  Will wear a DT shirt and a cross for strength tomorrow.....EEP!!!
Keeping my fingers crossed for you, dear! I'm sure you'll do excellent :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 13, 2010, 04:28:37 am
Nervous....doing my final exam in my FINAL course towards my Medical Secretary certificate.  I am trying to beat this stupid "summer cold" that has captured me, so I am having a hot chamomile tea with honey, lemon and garlic.  My nerves are SHOT.  Will wear a DT shirt and a cross for strength tomorrow.....EEP!!!

Good luck for you, Donna! Keep fingers crossed for you.

Do you want to know how to catch cold, when it's 36 degrees? Ask me how  :-[ *sniffs*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 13, 2010, 05:17:01 am
Nervous....doing my final exam in my FINAL course towards my Medical Secretary certificate.  I am trying to beat this stupid "summer cold" that has captured me, so I am having a hot chamomile tea with honey, lemon and garlic.  My nerves are SHOT.  Will wear a DT shirt and a cross for strength tomorrow.....EEP!!!

Believe you can and you will, relax your mind beforehand, it should help the nervousness.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 13, 2010, 05:24:29 am
Do you want to know how to catch cold, when it's 36 degrees? Ask me how  :-[ *sniffs*
aw, I know how nasty that can be. No wonder though, heat and extensive sun exposure is what weakens your immune system - what with cold drinks and everything. Be sure to take lots of fluids with vitamin C :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: ERiKofSWE90 on August 13, 2010, 09:10:56 am
I got a cold and its annoying. But Im very happy its not that strong and I have also began to get more creative with arts now. I have inspiration and I realy feel that instinct to create after it was so long gone for a while.

Soon Im beginning a new life in southern Sweden, which will be my place for envolving and growing in terms of creative, and who I am as a person. Im looking forward to it very much but also I will make sure I spend these last weeks with my freinds. Guess its bbq-day again.

I have been reading a great life-philosophy book and it affected me alot. Reading and absorbing its teachings and lifestyle was probably the closest thing to a religious moment Ill ever have =). Its about learning to build a strong self esteem and self confidence..which are to very different things.
It makes you calmer and more honest to people around you and yourself. Also, I have stopped disliking myself.
This is very personal but for a good year I couldnt look myself in the mirror when I brushed my theeth, shaved etc...this was something I got used to. I felt alot of hatred towards the most vulnerable person I knewed, me. I have been in therapy-conversations and this book and the talks has made me break out of some kind of prison it feels. It didnt took much effort though, becouse even if I didnt had much in my head, I always had the most importnant thing of all, the will to change my situation. Now I did it and every day I wake up a happy man. Even when I wake up angry, its only the surface thats angry, not my soul. I recommend this to everybody, study the human mind and learn to change, or if you dont need to change, atleast check yourself if theres anything you can do better at.

The most importnant thing in life ever, is not relationships, money, free-time, job, freindship, success, children. Its our own self esteem. With good self esteem you will always have sucess becouse you will never blame yourself for failing. Even if you have nothing in life you will still feel reasons to live, reasons to try and reasons to never give up on your dreams. You will be true to your own capabilities, your strength and weakness.

I just wanted to share what I have learned. Thanks for reading!






Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 13, 2010, 10:35:41 am
PM'd you about this  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on August 13, 2010, 01:18:48 pm
Thank you everyone...I am home, and it is DONE!  I am SO FRIGGIN HAPPY that it's done.  Now, to wait for my marks, and to get that certificate in my hands. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 13, 2010, 01:53:12 pm
I just realised... It's Friday the 13th!
Anyone superstitious? =P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 13, 2010, 02:16:19 pm
This has been the strangest summer. Ridiculously hot (I think I heard it was the 15th hottest summer in recorded weather history), and everybody has been sick with a cold or flu. I can't wait for fall to come around... of course, once it cools off, I suppose I'll be wishing that it was warmer ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 13, 2010, 02:32:02 pm
Finally I got my Internet purchases!
I hate Russian post!
All this items I order in June! And I receive them only today.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img843/944/img48131.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 13, 2010, 02:55:03 pm
I hate Russian post!
You should thank God this stuff has been delivered in the first place, and that it's not Ankh-Morporkian post ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 13, 2010, 03:00:34 pm
You should thank God this stuff has been delivered in the first place, and that it's not Ankh-Morporkian post ;)


It's not so bad now that Moist has cracked his whip ;)
well, yeah :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 13, 2010, 07:31:14 pm
I just realised... It's Friday the 13th!
Anyone superstitious? =P

I treat it like any other day.

Why do people consider Friday 13th the most unluckiest day of the year?
I believe the superstition was started in the early 19th century (there is no written evidence that it was a superstition before that even though the date links with the demise of the Templar Knights) there are many why's and whatfores written, I see it as just another self-fulfilling prophecy.
They say bad things happen on Friday 13th, So nothing bad happens any other day? Why does it happen more on Friday 13th? because to many people worry about it to the extent that they bring it about.  :)

Anita  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 14, 2010, 09:25:08 am
I hate Russian post!
You should thank God this stuff has been delivered in the first place, and that it's not Ankh-Morporkian post ;)

The fact, that Krasnogorsk post is not Ankh-Morporkian post is they only plus ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 14, 2010, 01:03:41 pm
Feeling Good, it was one of my Dads better days today when I went to see him at the care home. ( He is in the deep stage of Dementia)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 14, 2010, 01:51:18 pm
the most likely person to notice a spider in the room is an arachnophobic.
Oh well. I'm afraid of spiders but I don't usually notice them until they friggin' land on me :D And then I go air raid siren and leap a mile away  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 14, 2010, 05:18:37 pm
Feeling Good, it was one of my Dads better days today when I went to see him at the care home. ( He is in the deep stage of Dementia)

Sorry to hear that, Anita, but I'm glad it was a good day today :)



Thank you. We have come to terms with it now, he doesn't know us anymore, it is difficult to see his eyes so empty, more so for my mum, they have been married for 53 years. The home he is in is a good one and that helps. :)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 14, 2010, 05:24:13 pm
Oh well. I'm afraid of spiders but I don't usually notice them until they friggin' land on me :D And then I go air raid siren and leap a mile away  :)

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Lol, I spend loads of time coaching people on getting over phobias, but the minute a daddy-long-legs comes in the room I go air raid siren (excellent description!) and run like hell. Must learn to take my own advice!

I used to collect daddy-long-legs when I was young and big fat hairy caterpillars, Slow worms, Frogs ect.  ;D Even worms to frighten my auntie with lol.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 16, 2010, 11:33:19 am
I was always lugging weird animals around when I was a kid, notably trying to keep pet snails in an old tin. They kept escaping; you wouldn't think snails could move that fast, but turn your back and they were off.

hah, that reminds me of this episode of Pyramids by Terry Pratchett:
'...You haven't seen a tortoise, have you? Damned fast things, go like greased thunderbolts, there's no stopping the little buggers.'
Teppic deflated again.
'Tortoises?' he said. 'Are we talking about those, you know, stones on legs?'
'That's right, that's right,' said Xeno. 'Take your eyes off them for a second, and vazoom!'
'Vazoom?' said Teppic.
...
'Are you sure?' he said.
'Fastest animal on the face of the Disc, your common tortoise,' said Xeno, but he had the grace to look shifty.
'Logically, that is,' he added.
The tall man gave Teppic a nod.
'Take no notice of him, boy,' he said. 'He's just covering himself because of the accident last week.'
'The tortoise did beat the hare,' said Xeno sulkily.
'The hare was dead, Xeno,' said the tall man patiently.


My gosh, looks like someone's getting all geeky about Pratchett these days  :-[

But I agree, snails can be tricky. My cousins and I used to keep them as pets when we were kids, but I found them (snails, not cousins  :D) a little short on the communicative side, not complete bores though.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 18, 2010, 11:51:14 am
Food poisoning sux.
Took a handful of sorbex but still, my stomach is killing me. Please please please, no hospital bed this time...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 18, 2010, 12:21:45 pm
Food poisoning sux.
Took a handful of sorbex but still, my stomach is killing me. Please please please, no hospital bed this time...

I hope you feel better! No hospital beds allowed!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 18, 2010, 01:50:52 pm
Food poisoning sux.
Took a handful of sorbex but still, my stomach is killing me. Please please please, no hospital bed this time...

Sending good no-hospital thoughts your way. Feel better soon.

By the way VdV, I finally found time to look at you and your husband's blog. Good stuff, I'll definitely be back! :D
Thanks so much, Six!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 18, 2010, 04:12:19 pm
I'm sick :'(

Temperature is about 38 degrees. How am I going to sleep, feeling so bad  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on August 18, 2010, 08:39:09 pm
I'm sick :'(

Temperature is about 38 degrees. How am I going to sleep, feeling myself so bad  :(

I`m sick too ...a terrible backache!...

so...you won`t be the only one with a sleepless night ...get well soon buddy!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on August 18, 2010, 09:25:03 pm
Gentlemen....Advil Cold and Sinus works WONDERS.....I may be taking one tonight so it holds my coughing at bay overnight.....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 18, 2010, 09:45:29 pm
Well it is nearly 3am here, I'm laying in bed, not ill and I still cannot sleep  ::) really need to cut down on the caffine  ;D headphones and mellow music for me I think, that should send me to sleep lol.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 19, 2010, 05:13:27 am
I am feeling artistic today, hence I shall spend the day working on my blogs transferring all of my poetry onto black backgrounds making the text clearer.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 19, 2010, 07:16:43 am
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I'm spending all day writing my novel, must be something in the air today!  :D

Enjoy losing yourself in your writing, I do when I write.

I've transferred five poems, time for a coffee break now  ;D lol.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 19, 2010, 10:52:49 am

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Can't believe how fast time goes when you really get into it :)

Sounds like you're working hard today, enjoy that coffee!

I was working hard until  circumstance brought about a mood change, now I am to livid to concentrate, I need to go and relax with some music  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 22, 2010, 02:39:44 pm
Today I am okay, I'm enjoying a cheap glass of plonk and some dark rich chocolate, 85% cocoa, it keeps one youthful  ;) ;) Lol.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 23, 2010, 02:11:02 pm
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Excellent stuff :D  I'm taking up witchcraft and mass chocolate absorption as soon as possible!

A perfect combination. Lol  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 24, 2010, 04:21:59 pm
Today I am feeling quite okay lol.  :)  (now the headache has gone)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 25, 2010, 03:45:58 pm
Spent many hours today working on my `Erotic Poetry` blog, I have very tired eyes now and still not satisfied with it.  ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 25, 2010, 03:58:23 pm
have had quite an eventful day, which thankfully is coming to an end. I hope tomorrow's gonna bring some chill and refreshing rain


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 25, 2010, 04:03:06 pm
have had quite an eventful day, which thankfully is coming to an end. I hope tomorrow's gonna bring some chill and refreshing rain

We have had rain and wintery weather here in Wales for over a week.  :( I don't mind really.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 25, 2010, 04:06:32 pm
have had quite an eventful day, which thankfully is coming to an end. I hope tomorrow's gonna bring some chill and refreshing rain

We have had rain and wintery weather here in Wales for over a week.  :( I don't mind really.  ;)
oh wait. Wintry weather? Like, at the end of August? wow.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 25, 2010, 04:09:53 pm
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oh wait. Wintry weather? Like, at the end of August? wow.

Yeah, it's not been too good for the past six or seven weeks, the temps are quite low also for this time of year, we had a very short summer here.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 25, 2010, 04:26:26 pm
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oh wait. Wintry weather? Like, at the end of August? wow.

Yeah, it's not been too good for the past six or seven weeks, the temps are quite low also for this time of year, we had a very short summer here.

i'll trade you... we've had 6 heat waves


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 25, 2010, 04:33:03 pm
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oh wait. Wintry weather? Like, at the end of August? wow.

Yeah, it's not been too good for the past six or seven weeks, the temps are quite low also for this time of year, we had a very short summer here.

i'll trade you... we've had 6 heat waves
I wouldn't trade Anita, 'cause that'd be too extreme a temperature change and I'll have plenty of cold (I mean it) in a couple of months anyway, and wouldn't trade Ash either, 'cause hers is pretty much the same as mine  :P can't win


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 25, 2010, 04:36:43 pm
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oh wait. Wintry weather? Like, at the end of August? wow.

Yeah, it's not been too good for the past six or seven weeks, the temps are quite low also for this time of year, we had a very short summer here.

i'll trade you... we've had 6 heat waves
I wouldn't trade Anita, 'cause that'd be too extreme a temperature change and I'll have plenty of cold (I mean it) in a couple of months anyway, and wouldn't trade Ash either, 'cause hers is pretty much the same as mine  :P can't win

I lost my connection, BT never does what it say's on the packet Lol. I won't trade my refreshing rain and cooling wind but I will share lol  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Mélie on August 26, 2010, 03:22:49 am
Fine, just gotten up  ;)
Go back to work next monday, feel like a little child, after the big holidays, going back to school...  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 28, 2010, 06:57:03 am
Today I am good.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 28, 2010, 07:05:54 am
And we also have sunshine today here in Wales, still breezy though, what I call perfect weather lol.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 28, 2010, 11:24:18 am
1.5 hours to drive 3.5 kilometers. I'm tired, like I ran them. I haven't got words to describe, how I hate Moscow traffic and roads. (http://kolobok.us/smiles/light_skin/diablo.gif)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on August 28, 2010, 01:08:44 pm
1.5 hours to drive 3.5 kilometers. I'm tired, like I ran them. I haven't got words to describe, how I hate Moscow traffic and roads. (http://kolobok.us/smiles/light_skin/diablo.gif)
Jeez... that's one thing I hate about big cities.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 28, 2010, 03:20:33 pm
1.5 hours to drive 3.5 kilometers. I'm tired, like I ran them. I haven't got words to describe, how I hate Moscow traffic and roads. (http://kolobok.us/smiles/light_skin/diablo.gif)
Jeez... that's one thing I hate about big cities.

I know how you feel, I hate heavy traffic. Give me long winding empty roads and a nice size engine, I could drive for an endless time and be happy, with good music to Keep me company of course.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Cassie5563 on August 29, 2010, 10:32:24 am
Just getting over 4-5 weeks of bronchitis, pleurisy, esophagitis.. still not 100%.  Wow, lookit all the new peeps.  I haven't been here in ages


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on August 29, 2010, 07:46:04 pm
Well, Cassie!  It's good to see you up here in these here parts!
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EBMl9qoji3k/Sl-Kc22Sy-I/AAAAAAAAAkQ/fbpNd9Uy8Og/s400/bubble_tea1.jpg)
Bubble tea?   ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on August 30, 2010, 05:25:17 am
Feeling lazy today, I hope I can be, peace and quiet is called for Lol.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Cassie5563 on August 31, 2010, 04:30:30 pm
lawd Donna you know me WELL!  Yes, I'll have the honeydew boba tea pleez!!!!!!! YUM


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 31, 2010, 05:21:43 pm
I'm buzzing with energy today. My doctor has me on prednisone to try and treat a skin allergy problem I've been having, and one of the side effects is hyperactivity. I unfortunately woke up at 5:15 AM this morning, and I've been nonstop ever since. Well, at least it's been a productive day ::)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on September 01, 2010, 09:53:17 am
Everything sucks!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 01, 2010, 10:39:42 am
I'm buzzing with energy today. My doctor has me on prednisone to try and treat a skin allergy problem I've been having, and one of the side effects is hyperactivity. I unfortunately woke up at 5:15 AM this morning, and I've been nonstop ever since. Well, at least it's been a productive day ::)

Wow!  Not that you need more to do, I am certain'; but if you need to expend some energy, you can come on over to my house to help me clean for a bit.  Hey, I'll even put on some DT we could clean to!   :D :D :D  (j/k)
I hope your allergy clears up quick, VdV.   Get better fast, hon....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 01, 2010, 11:29:55 am
Feeling good and looking forward to Sunday, I'm going to see my brother and the band he is in, playing at the `Harley Davidson` festival. I badly want a Harley.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: betty on September 01, 2010, 01:13:14 pm
soon i'll be mother...few days remaining and Gaia will come...i'm a little nervous...any suggestions from some mothers?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 01, 2010, 02:27:24 pm
Betty, you are expecting?!?!?!!!
That's WONDERFUL!

My advice?  Hold your baby as much as you want - don't listen to ANYBODY.  Have LOTS of patience, and love every minute of your baby's "first" things - first time they smile / laugh......first time they hold their head up.....etc...

My baby girl turns 7 years old this Monday.  I can't believe how time goes by so fast.  She too was born here..."on the Board".... :D ;D ;)

God bless, betty........


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 01, 2010, 02:41:02 pm
Betty, I'm not a mother (but I hope to be someday), so no advice from me... just lots of positive vibes =)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: betty on September 01, 2010, 02:57:17 pm
thank you Donna and Natt...i'll show you my baby soon...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 01, 2010, 03:05:14 pm
Thundestorm... and a real heavy one. Lightnings flash every second, what an illumination... fascinating view


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 01, 2010, 05:23:36 pm
soon i'll be mother...few days remaining and Gaia will come...i'm a little nervous...any suggestions from some mothers?

Nervousness is a natural feeling to have, just go with everything you feel, I was 23 and terrified the first time, yet I still had another two children, all three children without any pain relief all boys too. Every mothers child birth is different, just trust a mothers instinct. Two of my sons are adults now with children of their own. Enjoy your baby, they grow up fast.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 01, 2010, 05:25:55 pm
Thundestorm... and a real heavy one. Lightnings flash every second, what an illumination... fascinating view

I love thunderstorms and their energy.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 01, 2010, 05:39:10 pm
I'm buzzing with energy today. My doctor has me on prednisone to try and treat a skin allergy problem I've been having, and one of the side effects is hyperactivity. I unfortunately woke up at 5:15 AM this morning, and I've been nonstop ever since. Well, at least it's been a productive day ::)

Wow!  Not that you need more to do, I am certain'; but if you need to expend some energy, you can come on over to my house to help me clean for a bit.  Hey, I'll even put on some DT we could clean to!   :D :D :D  (j/k)
I hope your allergy clears up quick, VdV.   Get better fast, hon....

I'm getting in my car and driving on up there to help you clean ;). I already did my own house. This stupid skin allergy thing has been sticking around for ages, so I'm sincerely hoping that the prednisone will help.  :-\. Thanks for the well wishes, though!

@Betty, congrats on your approaching bundle of joy!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 01, 2010, 08:38:19 pm
LOL!!!  VdV....I love ya already!   :D :D :D
(http://wakemedvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/chocolate-cake-sl-1110246-l.jpg)

Here you are, sweetie!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 02, 2010, 06:05:39 am
The third day of glorious sunshine here and cooling temperatures, so still feeling good, even though there is an Internet outage (with my ISP provider) here for the day, but I won't let that stop me. Lmao.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 02, 2010, 11:40:28 am
LOL!!!  VdV....I love ya already!   :D :D :D
(http://wakemedvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/chocolate-cake-sl-1110246-l.jpg)

Here you are, sweetie!
… Drooling…


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 07, 2010, 02:30:30 pm
Leave to St. Petersburg :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 09, 2010, 05:30:09 am
Feeling good no matter what.
Take NOTHING in life for granted. Be the essence of yourself and allow NO ONE to shackle you.  ;)

Anita.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on September 09, 2010, 12:09:37 pm
...and Gaia finally came! Congratulations Betty!  I am happy for you! ...I´m anxiously waiting for the pics of my "nipote" ....Baci from her Zio Arkabarca to mom and daughter


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 09, 2010, 01:25:47 pm
I'm feeling a little bit shocked after MP's big announcement… But otherwise okay.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 09, 2010, 03:10:24 pm
...and Gaia finally came! Congratulations Betty!  I am happy for you! ...I´m anxiously waiting for the pics of my "nipote" ....Baci from her Zio Arkabarca to mom and daughter

THAT is some WONDERFUL NEWS!  It's a GIRL for Betty!   Tanti tanti auguroni - for mother and bambina!  Girls are WONDERFUL, but a handful!   God bless, if you are reading this Betty..... :-* :-* Italian style.... ;) :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on September 09, 2010, 09:50:20 pm
...and Gaia finally came! Congratulations Betty!  I am happy for you! ...I´m anxiously waiting for the pics of my "nipote" ....Baci from her Zio Arkabarca to mom and daughter

THAT is some WONDERFUL NEWS!  It's a GIRL for Betty!   Tanti tanti auguroni - for mother and bambina!  Girls are WONDERFUL, but a handful!   God bless, if you are reading this Betty..... :-* :-* Italian style.... ;) :D

Some families were broken but at least one italian family was joint stronger by a wonderful baby yesterday....after very bad news we have a wondeful ones! Women Invasion on Earth continues...and like man I appreciate that :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Cecilia on September 09, 2010, 11:22:41 pm
In pain!

Last Tuesday I had my first wisdom tooth removed, it was impacted. I was in pain, but able to eat. This Tuesday, I had my stitches removed, and my second wisdom tooth removed, it was distally impacted. It took a lot of force to get it out, and I have a huge hole in my mouth. I've been in severe nonstop pain since Tuesday, and am not on painkillers.
 :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 10, 2010, 02:28:42 am
...and Gaia finally came! Congratulations Betty!  I am happy for you! ...I´m anxiously waiting for the pics of my "nipote" ....Baci from her Zio Arkabarca to mom and daughter

Congratulations.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 10, 2010, 05:28:42 pm
In pain!

Last Tuesday I had my first wisdom tooth removed, it was impacted. I was in pain, but able to eat. This Tuesday, I had my stitches removed, and my second wisdom tooth removed, it was distally impacted. It took a lot of force to get it out, and I have a huge hole in my mouth. I've been in severe nonstop pain since Tuesday, and am not on painkillers.
 :'(

if you don't mind my asking, why no painkillers?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Cynn on September 10, 2010, 07:37:10 pm
Disappointed.

I was playing a game of tf2 (team fortress 2) competitively, and a known whiner ruined it by dropping the match half way through, so it was too easy. I like a challenge, and I don't like it when people don't give me one on purpose.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Cecilia on September 11, 2010, 07:36:01 am

if you don't mind my asking, why no painkillers?

They didn't think it would be so bad


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 11, 2010, 11:14:11 am

if you don't mind my asking, why no painkillers?

They didn't think it would be so bad

I very rarely take painkillers but when I had two back teeth taken out (one either side of my mouth) about four months ago, the dentist prescribed painkillers because she knew how bad the pain would be, it was three weeks before the pain died and much longer for the stitches to dissolve.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 11, 2010, 11:15:43 am
A heart wrenching decision to be made so not in the best of places at the moment.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 11, 2010, 11:22:20 am
A heart wrenching decision to be made so not in the best of places at the moment.
sorry to read that. Lots of positive vibes to you  :-*

As for me, feeling so much relieved after listening to Mike Portnoy's Eddie Trunk interview...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 11, 2010, 11:25:37 am
And of course.

All praise their Sacrificed Sons. 9/11/01 is a day we should never forget.

(http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/0//44/515/44515491_23971364_candle.gif)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 11, 2010, 11:29:05 am
And of course.

All praise their Sacrificed Sons. 9/11/01 is a day we should never forget.

(http://img1.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/0//44/515/44515491_23971364_candle.gif)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 11, 2010, 11:34:44 am
A heart wrenching decision to be made so not in the best of places at the moment.
sorry to read that. Lots of positive vibes to you  :-*

Thank you Natt.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on September 12, 2010, 02:40:37 pm
Well, today is my birthday. My half side is sad because "you know" and my other half side completly happy because everyone I love is here.  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 12, 2010, 02:51:32 pm
Well, today is my birthday. My half side is sad because "you know" and my other half side completly happy because everyone I love is here.  :D
Well, happy birthday, man! How come I totally overlooked it in the Birthday thread...
Hope you're having a great one. Best wishes and may "you-know-who" give you many reasons to be happy before long  ;)
(http://www.azmortgageguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/happy-birthday-song-cake.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 12, 2010, 03:40:42 pm
Well, today is my birthday. My half side is sad because "you know" and my other half side completly happy because everyone I love is here.  :D

Happy birthday! :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on September 12, 2010, 05:51:24 pm
Thanks guys. I had great one.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 12, 2010, 06:26:19 pm

if you don't mind my asking, why no painkillers?

They didn't think it would be so bad
silly doctors!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 14, 2010, 02:32:26 pm
feeling great. Just designed a cool dress for my cousin and it's going to be my work all the way down to the last stitching. Looks great so far and I'm very excited :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 14, 2010, 02:48:43 pm
Starting my job hunt online for now.....I can see why it can get frustrating....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 14, 2010, 04:14:09 pm
(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/8020/img5231v.jpg)

Receive it today  :D I love eBay ^_^


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 14, 2010, 04:35:39 pm
Starting my job hunt online for now.....I can see why it can get frustrating....

Good luck, Donna! Keep fingers crossed for you.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 14, 2010, 05:13:43 pm
well i was in a good mood until my school ignored my request to get money they've owed me for 2 years in the form of a check, instead they put it into my account where I'll never be able use it for things i need. So so much for being able to get books for school that my parents wouldn't have to pay for...




Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 15, 2010, 04:48:46 am
Trying to stay upbeat. Really should cut down on the coffee but it is my ONLY ;D vice with the exception of the odd glass of wine once in while.  :D.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 15, 2010, 06:15:58 am

My Fathers health has come to the stage where as a family we have been asked to make a decision, we accept what is happening but it still brings reality home and we have still not come to a decision.   :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 15, 2010, 08:50:22 am
My Fathers health has come to the stage where as a family we have been asked to make a decision, we accept what is happening but it still brings reality home and we have still not come to a decision.   :-\

I'm sorry to hear that - have dropped you a PM.

Ok, thanks for that, I shall read it now.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 15, 2010, 09:44:38 am


My Fathers health has come to the stage where as a family we have been asked to make a decision, we accept what is happening but it still brings reality home and we have still not come to a decision.   :-\

My prayers are with you either way, sweetheart.  You seem like such a nice lady....I pray wisdom and strength for you and your family.   :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 15, 2010, 10:43:09 am


My Fathers health has come to the stage where as a family we have been asked to make a decision, we accept what is happening but it still brings reality home and we have still not come to a decision.   :-\

My prayers are with you either way, sweetheart.  You seem like such a nice lady....I pray wisdom and strength for you and your family.   :-*

Thank you Donna, your words mean a lot.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 15, 2010, 12:15:12 pm
Starting my job hunt online for now.....I can see why it can get frustrating....
Yes, it is very frustrating. My husband went through that earlier this year. Subscribing to newsletters from the job websites inundate you with all kinds of e-mails for jobs not necessarily related to what you want to do. Having to fill out forms to apply for jobs on company websites can take forever, and sometimes they don't work correctly. Now there are even RSS job feeds. It's like information overload, but it's still difficult to find work!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on September 15, 2010, 12:15:52 pm
Feeling proud to be mexican...today is our 200th Independence Day´s Anniversary... Holiday for us! ...VIVA MEXICO!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 15, 2010, 12:22:03 pm
Feeling proud to be mexican...today is our 200th Independence Day´s Anniversary... Holiday for us! ...VIVA MEXICO!
congratulations!

p.s. hey, long time no see! check your pm inbox ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: sabonim on September 15, 2010, 12:51:00 pm
I'm fine, thanks  ;D

I'm PhD in plant genetics, master in Hapkido.... Fan of Dream Theater and recently.... founder of James LaBrie Fan Club on Twitter -  ::) Join it! @jameslabriefc



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on September 15, 2010, 09:00:37 pm
Feeling proud to be mexican...today is our 200th Independence Day´s Anniversary... Holiday for us! ...VIVA MEXICO!
congratulations!

p.s. hey, long time no see! check your pm inbox ;)


Muchas gracias amiga! ...Yes, a long time without news from you...I´ll drink a shot of tequila for you now! Have a nice day


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on September 16, 2010, 10:22:22 am
I'm ecstatic!

Yesterday, the State of Tennessee offered me the Eligibility Counselor 1 position, which I've been trying to obtain for almost a year. It not only means I'm starting one of the best entry-level jobs (in my opinion), it also means I can quit the horrid job I have now. Yay for keeping my sanity!

Drinks all around, alcohol optional, of course. ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 16, 2010, 12:59:09 pm
Congratulations, nicoli!  So happy that you are finally getting to where you need to be, sweetie. 
A round of drinks, indeed....
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40517000/jpg/_40517877_glasses203ok.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 16, 2010, 02:17:55 pm
How am I today? hard to say. I just wrote a short poem, which I was unsure whether to put here but I think I will just go for it.  ;D

A State Of Mind

A trial in my head
A state of mind
A battle I'm losing
I am left behind
Breathe life into me
I am dying here
I scream to the sky
Why did you disappear
To walk away
Is not a choice
I crave what was
I yearn your voice
I watch the days
Fade into years
In all of that time
I held my tears
Escape is something
That I have to do
It is my strength
How I get through
I can hold on
Forever you know
While you breathe
I shall never let go.

Written by Anita M.W 16/09/2010


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: dethklok10 on September 16, 2010, 03:03:14 pm
awesome gonna head to my football game soon hopefully i'll get a win


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 16, 2010, 03:14:52 pm
awesome gonna head to my football game soon hopefully i'll get a win
best of luck!

I'm ecstatic!

Yesterday, the State of Tennessee offered me the Eligibility Counselor 1 position, which I've been trying to obtain for almost a year. It not only means I'm starting one of the best entry-level jobs (in my opinion), it also means I can quit the horrid job I have now. Yay for keeping my sanity!

Drinks all around, alcohol optional, of course. ;)
my heart-felt congratulations! I can really relate to what you feel now


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 16, 2010, 03:17:19 pm
@ Anita - thanks for sharing that with us.   I feel your mix of pain and hope in that poem.  Feel free to share honey.  If it serves as an outlet. feel free.  And you are wise to put your name on the bottom of it.   ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 16, 2010, 03:30:46 pm
let the week and a half of hell begin (Marching band camp)


not really fun spending tomorrow all day at marching band when its my b-day.. oh well C'est la Vie


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 16, 2010, 04:48:59 pm
I'm ecstatic!

Yesterday, the State of Tennessee offered me the Eligibility Counselor 1 position, which I've been trying to obtain for almost a year. It not only means I'm starting one of the best entry-level jobs (in my opinion), it also means I can quit the horrid job I have now. Yay for keeping my sanity!

Drinks all around, alcohol optional, of course. ;)

Congratulations, Michelle! Hope you'll be happy with your new job  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 16, 2010, 07:17:04 pm
@ Anita - thanks for sharing that with us.   I feel your mix of pain and hope in that poem.  Feel free to share honey.  If it serves as an outlet. feel free.  And you are wise to put your name on the bottom of it.   ;)

My pleasure Donna, thank you for your reply, writing does me the world of good, I live to fight another day lol.  ;)

Ahhh, I always name and date my work and copyright it. If there is somewhere that I have not done so, then there is always somewhere else that I have, the original so to speak.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on September 17, 2010, 11:16:12 pm
@Donna, Natt and MuumiPeikko: Thank you! I'm sure I'll love my new job, as stressful as it's supposed to be. I feel like I'll really be doing some good in the world, which is a reward in itself.

::flaps hands excitedly::


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 18, 2010, 02:23:52 pm
Full! I ate to much of my mums homemade apple pie  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 18, 2010, 03:01:02 pm
MMMmmmmmmMMMMMmmmmm....home made apple pie.......
:drools:

I guess you wouldn't have room for some pasta with some FRESHLY made cherry tomato sauce?    It's just simmering now.  I have an old apple / tomato mill for the smaller batches (less than a pot of sauce worth of tomatoes).  But my arms hurt from the turning.   :D  I had better go check on it.   This sauce is my husband's Achilles' heal!  Putty in my hands, I tell ya, ladies.... :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on September 18, 2010, 03:10:50 pm
I notice that Voices has many female members. Considering we have "Mama" but no "Dady" I feel lonely a bit.  :P ;D

Btw, Thank God, Mama takes care of us. I love MAMA.  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 18, 2010, 03:14:50 pm
As I have only had breakfast and some apple pie this evening, I'm sure I can fit in some pasta. Yummy, it is my favorite food, of which I eat most days, love tomato sauce or any other, as long as there is no meat. I'm not a veggie, just fussy, don't like meat or veg (yuck yuck)  :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 19, 2010, 05:35:40 pm
I've just seen Blaze Bayley and am totally bowled over. Not only does he have a magnificent voice, but I've never seen such a spectacular performer. Nor have I felt so appreciated as a member of the audience; he was 100% working the crowd the whole time. Then he spent goodness knows how long signing autographs and taking pics for people at the end. What a legend!

I only ended up seeing him as I took my boyfriend for our anniversary, but colour me fangirl. That was just awesome. :D

Sounds like a great time was had.  8)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 19, 2010, 05:47:50 pm
I've just seen Blaze Bayley and am totally bowled over. Not only does he have a magnificent voice, but I've never seen such a spectacular performer. Nor have I felt so appreciated as a member of the audience; he was 100% working the crowd the whole time. Then he spent goodness knows how long signing autographs and taking pics for people at the end. What a legend!

I only ended up seeing him as I took my boyfriend for our anniversary, but colour me fangirl. That was just awesome. :D

Yeah, Blaze is great! I've seen him this May in Moscow (even posted pics there :) ). It was one of the best concerts I ever seen. So powerful and energetic. He sang for 200%. His work with crowd are something magical, every person is the part of the show! The only thing upset me - there was only about 300 people. And what about audience at your show?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 20, 2010, 06:47:20 am
All worked-out out  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 20, 2010, 08:40:46 am
All worked-out out  :P

Sounds good!  :)  I'm eating salad, and am therefore being good even though I'm otherwise being quite lazy today.

Shudders at the thought of eating salad.   ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 20, 2010, 10:56:55 am
Indeed you have and you can.  :D ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on September 20, 2010, 04:18:14 pm
Quite happy. My university started, finally I'm with my friends. I missed them so hard.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Alan564 on September 20, 2010, 05:06:22 pm
Quite happy. My university started, finally I'm with my friends. I missed them so hard.
I started university 2 weeks ago. it was the first time in my life i was excited to go back to school  :)
Isn't it AWESOME!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 21, 2010, 03:09:24 pm
I started university 2 weeks ago. it was the first time in my life i was excited to go back to school  :)
Isn't it AWESOME!

Bah, you freshers and your enthusiasm. I'm a grouchy final year student, and you'll get no such perkiness out of me.  >:(


;)
so am I....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 21, 2010, 03:20:33 pm
so am I....
Excellent, we can be grumpy together. Tell the kids to get off the lawn, that kind of thing. *waves walking stick*
Yeah... Oh wait, I forgot where I put my proshtetic teesh :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 21, 2010, 04:04:32 pm
so am I....
Excellent, we can be grumpy together. Tell the kids to get off the lawn, that kind of thing. *waves walking stick*
Yeah... Oh wait, I forgot where I put my proshtetic teesh :D

Take me in your company  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on September 21, 2010, 11:04:49 pm
I just can't stop listening "Shaping The Invisible" by JLB. What a great voice! I'm not sure but I did listen 100 times or more and keep listening.

"What we have here is a miracle."


This song made me feel sad. James totally conveys the feeling.  :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 22, 2010, 02:55:20 am
I just can't stop listening "Shaping The Invisible" by JLB. What a great voice! I'm not sure but I did listen 100 times or more and keep listening.

"What we have here is a miracle."


This song made me feel sad. James totally conveys the feeling.  :'(
Yeah, Leonardo the Absolute Man is a masterpiece, first note to last.

Take me in your company  :D
you're acshepted if you get my teesh back from Six. Or maybe they aren't mine. All the shame, grab 'em away. Then we're all shettled.

That's what I call being a mean old baggage ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 22, 2010, 04:29:36 am
My laptop seems to have issues this morning, it is pretty much testing my patience, I have this overwhelming urge to launch it  ::) besides that, staying upbeat is a must and I'm doing okay.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 22, 2010, 06:19:04 am
you're acshepted if you get my teesh back from Six. Or maybe they aren't mine. All the shame, grab 'em away. Then we're all shettled.


Hey, you forgot them in my cabin. Somewhere between maps.  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 22, 2010, 03:24:25 pm
I am being a lazy bum and procrastinating instead of writing the stuff I'm supposed to work on. I'm too busy being entertained by you all! Now I'm going to force myself to do something productive…


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 23, 2010, 12:24:55 pm
An optimistic day has been had.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 23, 2010, 01:35:15 pm
I am now a little cross-eyed from spending the last 45 min. searching for and formatting train clipart to use as incentives (bribes) for my little four-year-old violin student to get him to actually do stuff in his lesson!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Cecilia on September 23, 2010, 04:42:31 pm
Happy!  ;D

This is my third day living in Las Vegas (I moved from NY to be with my boyfriend who I met on MP.com almost 8 years ago)!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 23, 2010, 04:49:41 pm
Happy!  ;D

This is my third day living in Las Vegas (I moved from NY to be with my boyfriend who I met on MP.com almost 8 years ago)!!
great :) wonderful how these music forums join hearts


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Cecilia on September 23, 2010, 05:38:56 pm
Thanks guys!  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 24, 2010, 05:24:41 am
Arrrr, scallywags!

Six the Bloody is shipshape today, and thanks ye fer askin'. Yo ho ho - where's me rum?
'Tis down me throat, mate! ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 06:34:51 am
Arrrr, scallywags!

Six the Bloody is shipshape today, and thanks ye fer askin'. Yo ho ho - where's me rum?
'Tis down me throat, mate! ;)

I will swap you my Rum for a nice cup of Colombian ground coffee, preferably nutty flavour.   ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on September 24, 2010, 06:40:16 am
Arrrr, scallywags!

Six the Bloody is shipshape today, and thanks ye fer askin'. Yo ho ho - where's me rum?
'Tis down me throat, mate! ;)

I will swap you my Rum for a nice cup of Colombian ground coffee, preferably nutty flavour.   ;D
for that, you'll have to ask Captain Starbucks aka James Sparrow himself ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 06:44:23 am
Arrrr, scallywags!

Six the Bloody is shipshape today, and thanks ye fer askin'. Yo ho ho - where's me rum?
'Tis down me throat, mate! ;)

I will swap you my Rum for a nice cup of Colombian ground coffee, preferably nutty flavour.   ;D
for that, you'll have to ask Captain Starbucks aka James Sparrow himself ;)

Okay. Captain Starbucks aka James Sparrow, may I have a cup of Colombian ground coffee, preferably nutty flavour? please and thank you. ;D ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 07:07:29 am
I will swap you my Rum for a nice cup of Colombian ground coffee, preferably nutty flavour.   ;D

Arr, ye got a deal me hearty!

Okay. Captain Starbucks aka James Sparrow, may I have a cup of Colombian ground coffee, preferably nutty flavour? please and thank you. ;D ;D

The Cap'n be still in his berth. He danced to the hornpipe and swallered too much grog afore the sun were over the yardarm. A fine example to us all!

 :D :D :D Such a vision that brings to mind.

You are very good at pirate talk Six lol.

Shouts a bit louder so Captain Starbucks aka James Sparrow can hear me, then heads for land and runs for my life.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on September 24, 2010, 09:22:48 am
Aye, mateys....a cup of Colombian coffee it is.....
(http://www.thecoffeepod.co.uk/contents/media/cup%20pod.jpg)

 ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 11:33:57 am
Thank you kindly Donna, a cup or three of that delicious coffee would go down a treat right now.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 11:37:39 am
Lol and thanks! It's amazing how much effort you can put into pirate speak when you're theoretically doing uni work  ;)

Tut Tut Six lol.  :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 12:24:15 pm
Hehe, I've been good for the last couple of hours, only now I've got distracted by Youtube. Have you ever seen "Coupling"? It's bloody marvellous, I end up giggling hysterically every time I watch it. :D

I have now, just watched a few. I liked "How to flirt with men" That poor waiter didn't stand a chance.  :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 12:44:57 pm
Ooh, you should watch this one: type captain subtext cushion rant into Youtube and it's the first result (sorry, would link but I'm never sure whether forums are okay with it). Setup: Steve (lanky John Cleese type) saw his girlfriend's (blonde) best friend naked by mistake. I'm pretty sure it's still funny if you haven't seen the episode, though that's hard to judge, but I definitely recommend giving it a go. :)

I just watched it  :D :D :D My favorite part was the end when she told him the cushion is for him to sit on to stop him talking.Lol.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 12:49:14 pm
I just watched it  :D :D :D My favorite part was the end when she told him the cushion is for him to sit on to stop him talking.Lol.  ;D

Good stuff, is it not? I got all four series for Xmas as a sort of random present a couple of years ago (I'd never heard of it) and now I love it to bits. :D

It is, I will have to spend some more time watching the clips, I don't watch TV much, I always got my head stuck in a book, either that or I'm writing, or listening to music  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 01:06:03 pm
I'm the same, I usually only have TV on in the background when I'm working. Haven't been writing much lately though :(  Uni work makes my brain go all sensible and clinical; it's hard to kick myself into the right gear.

You mostly (entirely?) write poetry, don't you? I did notice the Ballad of the Pirate on one of the other threads. ;)

Entirely poetry, I did start writing a novel once, part fiction and part reality, my life has been pretty action packed to be able to come up with a pretty gripping novel, but alas, my attention span was having none of it. I do have more than enough poetry to publish a book and the main design of said book I envisioned a long time ago. A blend of fantasy, Medieval and a Witches Grimoire, I don't know, maybe maybe not lol.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 01:23:48 pm
Well, that sort of thing is really popular of late. Might be worth querying a couple of agents, see what reaction you get. :)

I have been thinking about looking into it now I have enough work, I have written plenty that would come into that category, Mythological, Dark, ect, I even wrote one poem called `Spellcasting` in part English and part Anglo Saxon.  ;D

I need food lol, I'm out of here for a while. I enjoyed our chat.  ;D Bbl.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 24, 2010, 02:22:14 pm
Me too :)  Spellcasting sounds fascinating!

Incidentally, if you do decide to chase up the query thing, these two sites are really helpful: http://queryshark.blogspot.com/ and http://evileditor.blogspot.com/. Both are run by publishing professionals (one agent, one editor) who critique the structure and content of query letters from writers who are trying to snag an agent; Query Shark is really professional and Evil Editor has a more snarky approach, but they're both good stuff. And they both get a lot of fantasy queries, so it could be really helpful for you.

Enjoy your food and speak later! :D

Thank you for those two links, I have bookmarked them both to browse at my leisure.  :)

Someone once said to me that my `Spellcasting` poem would make a good voice over at the start of a film, ie: Salem's Lot.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 25, 2010, 06:02:47 am
One is feeling quite invigorated after ones workout.  :D Now out for the day in the Autumn sunshine.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 25, 2010, 01:09:31 pm
You're welcome, hope they help! :)

I haven't seen Salem's Lot, though I've read the book. Is Spellcasting vampire-centric? :)

I have read a few novels based on the Salem Witches but not seen Salem's Lot. The guy that said it would make a good voice over in that kind of movie is a writer himself, he has had books published. I never ask for help or advice on anything, I don't like to put on people, my downfall maybe, so hopefully the links you have given me will help.  ;)

Spellcasting has no connection with Vampires, it is about Witchcraft and Magick. I shall have to see what I can come up with and blend them both into one. Sometimes my head overflows with ideas, and others times there is nothing.  Spellcasting is in my Dark Poetry blog near the bottom of the page.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on September 25, 2010, 01:34:50 pm
Very tired, have a headache and my stomach hurts (damn university food!)  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 25, 2010, 05:19:19 pm
Taxiing the Old biddies at `Who knows O'clock`  I use "Old Biddies" as a term of endearment but they still threaten to pin me to the dartboard if I push my luck. I'm soooo tired but have to stay awake.  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on September 25, 2010, 05:40:24 pm
I'm so great. For what? I completly digest the new album of JLB. I am blown away by it. Can't stop listening.


*get a envy slap*  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 27, 2010, 10:41:12 am
A damn impossible day that has had me here there and everywhere and back again, now I have to go back out again.  :'( I could do with giving today a swift kick into oblivion  :P But  on saying all of that, I am okay.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on September 29, 2010, 04:16:16 am
Sometimes I wish the rain didn't love me so much (it waits until I get out of the car, then it falls) I'm cold and wet  :( A nice cup of coffee and toast is needed.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 30, 2010, 02:49:10 pm
Lol, SeRoX :D

My boyfriend and I are both virus-ridden today, but fortunately neither of us have work to do so we can huddle on the couch and be self-pitying. Curiously fun, despite the coughing.  :)

my hubby and I had a day like that back in August. We both just sat on the couch all day long, watch television, and felt like crap. Even though we were sick, it was kind of nice to have the time together. We rarely have time to sit down and do nothing since we are both so busy.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on October 01, 2010, 05:25:58 am
I'm fucking great after seeing this.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=436590263541

no word, just watch it.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 01, 2010, 05:36:43 am
I'm a fucking great after seeing this.
no word, just watch it.

Brilliant  :D and I thought Cat Deeley was such a timid lady lol.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: VioletS16 on October 01, 2010, 03:46:03 pm
I'm achey  >:( My knuckles are cracking like crazay!
The sky is freaking GRAY...it' awesome!!!
And I have MMM-Bop in my head. Please blame my mother.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 01, 2010, 04:38:20 pm
I'm back from my cousin's wedding. It was traditional in all senses, but gosh, was it so beautiful and tons of fun. Grrrreat!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on October 01, 2010, 09:02:36 pm
Nervous...the time for my surgery is coming on...ups  :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on October 02, 2010, 01:40:28 am
Nervous...the time for my surgery is coming on...ups  :-\

Oh that sucks, my friend. Hope it passes well and you get better.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 02, 2010, 06:22:36 am
Feeling good and ready to head out for the day.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 02, 2010, 08:56:14 am
Nervous...the time for my surgery is coming on...ups  :-\
Hope you'll recover soon! All the luck for you.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 02, 2010, 02:43:45 pm
Nervous...the time for my surgery is coming on...ups  :-\
Cheer up, bro! All the positive vibes and you'll be fit as a fiddle in no time! ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on October 03, 2010, 08:05:07 pm
@SeRoX, Muumi Peikko and Natt: Thank you very much...glad for your good wishes...this will be my first serious surgery, I hope everything runs well!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 03, 2010, 08:09:38 pm
Prayers sent your way for a speedy recovery post surgery, my dear!  You are a young, vibrant man, and you will do fine.  I know it. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 04, 2010, 03:49:49 pm
I am coming off of a busy weekend. I went to a high school alumni reunion on Saturday night. It is so strange seeing everybody as a grown-up! Sunday was my six year wedding anniversary. We are officially going to celebrate next weekend by taking a trip up to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin, but we had a little sushi last night just to mark the occasion. Tonight, we are going to a CSO chamber music concert of modern music.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on October 05, 2010, 10:17:43 am
Prayers sent your way for a speedy recovery post surgery, my dear!  You are a young, vibrant man, and you will do fine.  I know it. 

Thank you sweetie!  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Arkabarca on October 06, 2010, 12:30:30 am
Nervous...the time for my surgery is coming on...ups  :-\

Best of luck to you, man - hope all goes well. :)

Grazie Six! I hope the same!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: lutima on October 06, 2010, 04:05:43 am
Yep, from me as well; hope all goes well and speedy recovery !


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 06, 2010, 04:23:04 am
Nervous...the time for my surgery is coming on...ups  :-\

Keep and heal well, all the best.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 06, 2010, 07:16:39 am
in response to the op

Im fine.
How the fuck are you?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 06, 2010, 08:14:52 am
I'm depressed and shocked. Gotthard's vocalist Steve Lee died in motorcycle accident in California.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Rest in peace, Steve
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs316.snc4/41155_146554135372121_100000526066667_329881_4884855_n.jpg)
(http://www.aibolit24.ru/images/stories/candle.gif)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 06, 2010, 08:22:53 am
Yeah, just read that on MP's board. Terribly sad. RIP Steve


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 06, 2010, 12:06:21 pm
I'm depressed and shocked. Gotthard's vocalist Steve Lee died in motorcycle accident in California.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Rest in peace, Steve
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs316.snc4/41155_146554135372121_100000526066667_329881_4884855_n.jpg)
(http://www.aibolit24.ru/images/stories/candle.gif)



My thoughts are with the broken ones he has left behind. Ride the skies as your music and your memory lives on.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 06, 2010, 12:30:58 pm
Feeling ok with the exception that I cannot keep my pasta on the fork and I'm not managing to get much in my mouth, pretty frustrating you know  :P

A Quote.

 "sometimes, all you need to make a fresh start is a pinch of bravery, a dash of ambition, and 64 ounces of "I don't give a shit"


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 06, 2010, 01:49:29 pm
Sounds like you''ve got a low GAFF today Mag.

G-ive
A
F-uck
F-actor


I have a very low GAFF today, rainy wednesday at work.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 06, 2010, 02:12:33 pm
Sounds like you''ve got a low GAFF today Mag.

G-ive
A
F-uck
F-actor


I have a very low GAFF today, rainy wednesday at work.

 :D :D :D
I more often that not have 64 ounces of I don't give a shit in my pocket.  ;)

Anita.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 07, 2010, 02:00:19 pm
I am grumpy today, and possibly have a low GAFF. Though I have not checked my pockets for the presence or absence of 64oz of non-shit-giving.

If your pockets come up empty you can have 32 ounces of mine.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 07, 2010, 04:08:39 pm
I am heartbroken. One of my heroes, vocalist Steve Lee (of Gotthard and Ayreon fame), died in a motorcycle accident yesterday. I've actually been fighting back tears even since I found out. It's the first time a celebrity has died and I've been personally affected by it, and it's a weird feeling.

The MOST awful thing is that Steve wasn't even riding his bike at the time. He and the band had flown to California to start a cross-country bike trip, fulfilling his lifelong dream. 50 miles outside of Las Vegas, when it started to rain, they had all pulled over to the side of the road to put on their rain gear. A tractor trailer coming from the opposite direction started to skid on the road and the trailer collided with all of them. Steve Lee was the only one who died, and he and Gotthard were at the top of their careers. It's not fucking fair.

I'm really going to miss his voice.

Files from Gotthard's most recent album, Need To Believe: http://gotthard-all-cd-s-5149420.cooga.net/flist

"Shangri La" pretty much sums up how I feel about him.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on October 07, 2010, 04:14:46 pm
I am heartbroken. One of my heroes, vocalist Steve Lee (of Gotthard and Ayreon fame), died in a motorcycle accident yesterday. I've actually been fighting back tears even since I found out. It's the first time a celebrity has died and I've been personally affected by it, and it's a weird feeling.

The MOST awful thing is that Steve wasn't even riding his bike at the time. He and the band had flown to California to start a cross-country bike trip, fulfilling his lifelong dream. 50 miles outside of Las Vegas, when it started to rain, they had all pulled over to the side of the road to put on their rain gear. A tractor trailer coming from the opposite direction started to skid on the road and the trailer collided with all of them. Steve Lee was the only one who died, and he and Gotthard were at the top of their careers. It's not fucking fair.

I'm really going to miss his voice.

Files from Gotthard's most recent album, Need To Believe: http://gotthard-all-cd-s-5149420.cooga.net/flist

"Shangri La" pretty much sums up how I feel about him.

Well, Cliff, DImebag, The Rev, Deo can welcome another rocker to their super band.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 07, 2010, 04:48:51 pm
I am heartbroken. One of my heroes, vocalist Steve Lee (of Gotthard and Ayreon fame), died in a motorcycle accident yesterday. I've actually been fighting back tears even since I found out. It's the first time a celebrity has died and I've been personally affected by it, and it's a weird feeling.

The MOST awful thing is that Steve wasn't even riding his bike at the time. He and the band had flown to California to start a cross-country bike trip, fulfilling his lifelong dream. 50 miles outside of Las Vegas, when it started to rain, they had all pulled over to the side of the road to put on their rain gear. A tractor trailer coming from the opposite direction started to skid on the road and the trailer collided with all of them. Steve Lee was the only one who died, and he and Gotthard were at the top of their careers. It's not fucking fair.

I'm really going to miss his voice.

Files from Gotthard's most recent album, Need To Believe: http://gotthard-all-cd-s-5149420.cooga.net/flist

"Shangri La" pretty much sums up how I feel about him.

I so understand you. Steve is one of my all-time-favorite vocalists. I was totally morally destroyed yesterday. I saw Gotthard's show and met Steve in May. He was so energetic, so positive, so kind. One of the best musician I ever met. His songs are so cheerful. And now, less than 5 month later he's gone. Damn accident! All I wanna do's put a smile back there on your face he sang. And he always did. It's the first time when Steve's name doesn't make me smile...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 08, 2010, 07:34:56 am
I am heartbroken. One of my heroes, vocalist Steve Lee (of Gotthard and Ayreon fame), died in a motorcycle accident yesterday. I've actually been fighting back tears even since I found out. It's the first time a celebrity has died and I've been personally affected by it, and it's a weird feeling.

The MOST awful thing is that Steve wasn't even riding his bike at the time. He and the band had flown to California to start a cross-country bike trip, fulfilling his lifelong dream. 50 miles outside of Las Vegas, when it started to rain, they had all pulled over to the side of the road to put on their rain gear. A tractor trailer coming from the opposite direction started to skid on the road and the trailer collided with all of them. Steve Lee was the only one who died, and he and Gotthard were at the top of their careers. It's not fucking fair.

I'm really going to miss his voice.

Files from Gotthard's most recent album, Need To Believe: http://gotthard-all-cd-s-5149420.cooga.net/flist

"Shangri La" pretty much sums up how I feel about him.

Well, Cliff, DImebag, The Rev, Deo can welcome another rocker to their super band.

Too bad I'm going to have to wait till I'm dead to hear that show. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 08, 2010, 07:37:13 am
I am heartbroken. One of my heroes, vocalist Steve Lee (of Gotthard and Ayreon fame), died in a motorcycle accident yesterday. I've actually been fighting back tears even since I found out. It's the first time a celebrity has died and I've been personally affected by it, and it's a weird feeling.

The MOST awful thing is that Steve wasn't even riding his bike at the time. He and the band had flown to California to start a cross-country bike trip, fulfilling his lifelong dream. 50 miles outside of Las Vegas, when it started to rain, they had all pulled over to the side of the road to put on their rain gear. A tractor trailer coming from the opposite direction started to skid on the road and the trailer collided with all of them. Steve Lee was the only one who died, and he and Gotthard were at the top of their careers. It's not fucking fair.

I'm really going to miss his voice.

Files from Gotthard's most recent album, Need To Believe: http://gotthard-all-cd-s-5149420.cooga.net/flist

"Shangri La" pretty much sums up how I feel about him.

I so understand you. Steve is one of my all-time-favorite vocalists. I was totally morally destroyed yesterday. I saw Gotthard's show and met Steve in May. He was so energetic, so positive, so kind. One of the best musician I ever met. His songs are so cheerful. And now, less than 5 month later he's gone. Damn accident! All I wanna do's put a smile back there on your face he sang. And he always did. It's the first time when Steve's name doesn't make me smile...

I'm glad you got to meet him at least once. I wish I could have. From what people have said about him as a person, he sounds like the kind of rock star who should be a role model for others regardless of what they sound like.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 09, 2010, 04:37:36 am
At a loose end, I think I shall spend the day reading, it's not often I get so much me time.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Freko on October 09, 2010, 05:26:42 am
working for 4 more hours, then I think I´ll head to the hotel bar and have a nice, cold and quite beer and just relax for an hour or two.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on October 10, 2010, 10:57:22 am
I HAVE A FUCKING TERRIBLE, PAINFUL TOOTHACHE AND IT KILLS ME!

I just took 4 painkillers to get some sleep but I'm afraid I survive maybe I will get poisoned.

Yeah I'm going crazy.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 10, 2010, 04:11:20 pm
I HAVE A FUCKING TERRIBLE, PAINFUL TOOTHACHE AND IT KILLS ME!

I just took 4 painkillers to get some sleep but I'm afraid I survive maybe I will get poisoned.

Yeah I'm going crazy.

Clove oil is good for numbing toothache.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 10, 2010, 04:12:35 pm
I'm missing my boy, but he will be back home tomorrow.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on October 11, 2010, 02:41:36 am
The More Pain The Less Sleep. I am numb in pain.

The weather is cold, extremely cold like it's winter.

Damn GLOBAL WARMING.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on October 11, 2010, 01:12:32 pm
The More Pain The Less Sleep. I am numb in pain.

The weather is cold, extremely cold like it's winter.

Damn GLOBAL WARMING.

talk about irony here... its cold and you are saying global warming... (sorry trying to at least make someone laugh)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 11, 2010, 04:34:16 pm
I had a lovely day yesterday with hubby in a state park in Wisconsin. It was his first ever fall color drive - he's originally from El Paso, Texas, where they don't have any seasons :-). Anyhow, today is a rude awakening back to the real world…ugh.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on October 11, 2010, 04:40:06 pm
I had a lovely day yesterday with hubby in a state park in Wisconsin. It was his first ever fall color drive - he's originally from El Paso, Texas, where they don't have any seasons :-). Anyhow, today is a rude awakening back to the real world…ugh.

that is very true... i do remember getting a sun burn at the 75th Sunbowl on New Year's Eve.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 11, 2010, 04:42:00 pm
I had a lovely day yesterday with hubby in a state park in Wisconsin. It was his first ever fall color drive - he's originally from El Paso, Texas, where they don't have any seasons :-). Anyhow, today is a rude awakening back to the real world…ugh.

that is very true... i do remember getting a sun burn at the 75th Sunbowl on New Year's Eve.
The sun is mighty powerful over there, that's for sure. Whenever we go over there to visit hubby's family, I can't go outside without wearing sunglasses. My eyes start to water.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 11, 2010, 09:15:08 pm
I am full of squee, because I went to a thrift shop and discovered several treasures on vinyl:

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Michael Thompson Band - How Long (one of the best AOR albums of all time, and featuring some of the best studio musicians in pop and rock)
Billy Joel - Glass House
David Sanborn - Hideaway
Igor Stravinsky - Oedipus Rex (conducted by Stravinsky himself, no less)
Schumann - Concerto for Piano in A Minor (performed by Sviatoslav Richter)
Dan Fogelberg - Phoenix
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (conducted by Otto Klemperer)

So far, I've heard the Michael Thompson and Marillion albums. The Thompson one is in excellent condition and the production is so fricking incredible. The Marillion is a little more used (it was apparently a radio promo version, so I'm guessing it got a few spins), but the music is of course awesome. I'm sometimes amazed at the things people are willing to give away, even if it is for a good cause.  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 12, 2010, 05:13:48 am
I have many vinyls  Nicoli, which I bought when I was a teenager from the 70's and upwards, 7",12" and albums, I have five Roxy music albums,from 1973 to 1982, I've kept them in immaculate condition, I have David Bowie `Ziggy Stardust` and `The Best Of Bowie` The Boomtown rats, `A Tonic For The Troops` Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark `Architecture & Morality` and many more.  :)

Feeling lazy today, pity I can't indulge myself, life is such.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 12, 2010, 09:39:12 pm
I have many vinyls  Nicoli, which I bought when I was a teenager from the 70's and upwards, 7",12" and albums, I have five Roxy music albums,from 1973 to 1982, I've kept them in immaculate condition, I have David Bowie `Ziggy Stardust` and `The Best Of Bowie` The Boomtown rats, `A Tonic For The Troops` Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark `Architecture & Morality` and many more.  :)

Feeling lazy today, pity I can't indulge myself, life is such.

Man, David Bowie on vinyl, that's gotta be a trip. I actually have a large vinyl collection now, almost all of which I received from my dentists/former neighbors in Massachusetts. They were moving to a small condo to retire and couldn't bring a lot with them, and they hadn't had a record player since the 80's. They ended up giving me over 100 albums, including stuff by Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Bruce Springsteen, Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, you name it. Mostly pop jazz, show tunes, Bossa Nova, classical/orchestral music and classic rock. It's pretty awesome.

I'm not feeling well tonight. I was fine most of the day, but I think I stayed too long in the steam room after I went swimming tonight. I'm feeling really lightheaded and nauseous. :-\ On the other hand, I am swimming 2700 yards per day, four days a week, so that's good.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Teo84 on October 13, 2010, 06:23:00 am
I'm young but likely I'm working, as social worker, to say it in few words :D

Greetings from Italy guys :D



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on October 13, 2010, 06:38:29 am
Greetings Teo.

I still have pain. My toothache still kills me but I have to bear.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 13, 2010, 10:41:40 am
I'm young but likely I'm working, as social worker, to say it in few words :D

Greetings from Italy guys :D



Greetings back atcha. ;) I'm also a social worker, summed up in a few words. How do you like your job?

I am very sluggish today, despite having had a thermos of thick coffee this morning. I'm hoping to get in shape soon so this swimming stuff doesn't knock me flat all the time.  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 13, 2010, 12:45:26 pm
I saw first snow today.
It's today's morning in Moscow.

(http://varlamov.me/chistoprudov/alse/1_snow/00.jpg)

(http://varlamov.me/chistoprudov/alse/1_snow/06.jpg)

(http://varlamov.me/chistoprudov/alse/1_snow/11.jpg)

All the snow has malted already... But it still cold :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on October 13, 2010, 01:01:27 pm
I just learned that Matt's wife is Turk.

YAY!  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Jacob on October 13, 2010, 01:04:17 pm
I just learned that Matt's wife is Turk.

YAY!  :D

Good for you, Turk!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Teo84 on October 13, 2010, 03:27:11 pm
Quote
Greetings back atcha. ;) I'm also a social worker, summed up in a few words. How do you like your job?

I am very sluggish today, despite having had a thermos of thick coffee this morning. I'm hoping to get in shape soon so this swimming stuff doesn't knock me flat all the time.  :P

The work goes well, I have two users, one in the morning and one in the evening. The first is a quadriplegic boy (he is in a wheelchair to walk) and the second is an adult with a baby's head.

And you? What kind of people you look after?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 13, 2010, 04:32:02 pm
I saw first snow today.
It's today's morning in Moscow.

All the snow has malted already... Aut it still cold :(
looking at all that snow is scaring me. I'm so not ready for winter yet. Does it normally snow in October over there?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 13, 2010, 05:47:06 pm
I saw first snow today.
It's today's morning in Moscow.

All the snow has malted already... But it still cold :(
looking at all that snow is scaring me. I'm so not ready for winter yet. Does it normally snow in October over there?
Not at that time. Usually the snow begins at the end of October - the beginning of November.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 13, 2010, 11:14:59 pm
Quote
Greetings back atcha. ;) I'm also a social worker, summed up in a few words. How do you like your job?

I am very sluggish today, despite having had a thermos of thick coffee this morning. I'm hoping to get in shape soon so this swimming stuff doesn't knock me flat all the time.  :P

The work goes well, I have two users, one in the morning and one in the evening. The first is a quadriplegic boy (he is in a wheelchair to walk) and the second is an adult with a baby's head.

And you? What kind of people you look after?

I'm actually still in training through the end of December (maybe earlier, though, since my training group is way ahead). When we get out on the floor, so to speak, we'll be covered applicants and clients for three Family Assistance areas: food stamps, TennCare (Tennessee's supplement to Medicaid, a government-paid health insurance program), and Families First (cash assistance for families with children, formerly known as welfare). So basically, we'll see lots of different kinds of people, with the exception of the elderly who are going into long-term nursing facilities (those people are handled by a specialized department, into which we have the option of moving after our 1-year probationary periods). I'm pretty excited to get into the thick of it. We're going to start interviewing people for simple food stamp cases next week. :)

I'm glad to hear you enjoy your job. I'm sure I'll love mine as well.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Teo84 on October 14, 2010, 07:51:30 am
Quote
Greetings back atcha. ;) I'm also a social worker, summed up in a few words. How do you like your job?

I am very sluggish today, despite having had a thermos of thick coffee this morning. I'm hoping to get in shape soon so this swimming stuff doesn't knock me flat all the time.  :P

The work goes well, I have two users, one in the morning and one in the evening. The first is a quadriplegic boy (he is in a wheelchair to walk) and the second is an adult with a baby's head.

And you? What kind of people you look after?

I'm actually still in training through the end of December (maybe earlier, though, since my training group is way ahead). When we get out on the floor, so to speak, we'll be covered applicants and clients for three Family Assistance areas: food stamps, TennCare (Tennessee's supplement to Medicaid, a government-paid health insurance program), and Families First (cash assistance for families with children, formerly known as welfare). So basically, we'll see lots of different kinds of people, with the exception of the elderly who are going into long-term nursing facilities (those people are handled by a specialized department, into which we have the option of moving after our 1-year probationary periods). I'm pretty excited to get into the thick of it. We're going to start interviewing people for simple food stamp cases next week. :)

I'm glad to hear you enjoy your job. I'm sure I'll love mine as well.



Well, interesting your work, then good luck: D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 15, 2010, 04:17:21 am
In a tired don't cross me frame of mind, I hate these days, maybe I should go and do something constructive.  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 15, 2010, 10:55:44 am
@ Anita - a cup of organic tea would do you some good today, lovey:
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSY8jARGosc8wlPan2su28RkUE5K4QVIoDNypkg1qOyOxsvoo0&t=1&usg=__S3zo_2zjBxZdMQDADL-6sVQleJ0=)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 15, 2010, 11:24:54 am
I'm in an "I DON' WANNA" kind of mood today. Must have something to do with being tired and having tests all day for training at work.

On the bright side, I swam 7 miles as of this past Wednesday. Just 343 more to go until I meet the "swim the Nile" challenge the YMCA posted, which will probably take me until mid-July to finish (12,551 yards = 7 miles; I swim between 2500-3000 yards per day, usually 4 days per week). I figure that'll keep me motivated enough to get in shape.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 15, 2010, 01:55:04 pm
Now I am feeling relaxed and at ease.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 15, 2010, 03:25:20 pm
^ Cool, very dedicated! I'm cycling miles every day, it'd be good to have something like swimming the Nile to compare it to. Must be inspiring to look at a map and see how far you've got. :)

We actually don't have a map - it's a chart divided into 50 blocks where you can write your name and 'x' out a box every time you finish another set of 7 miles. Used to be one mile each, though, since it was originally a "swim the English Channel" challenge. Still, though, it is pretty motivating to have something up there to remind you have far you've gone ( as opposed to tracking weight loss, which can sometimes feel utterly futile).  As a biker, what would be your challenge?

Right now I'm feeling panicky. Idiot me, I just realized that you can't get married outside of Tennessee with a Tennessee marriage license, and all along, my fiance and I had been planning to get married in Florida. I was supposed to have time off to drive down there with him and have a few days down there before we got married, but now, with training at my new job, I can't afford to take any time off. Now there's a possibility that we might not be able to get a marriage license there in time for our wedding. I'm crossing my fingers hoping that the county clerk will waive the "waiting time" policy for a non-resident so all I have to do is take Friday off and fly down one day earlier.

I HATE WEDDINGS. Have I mentioned that? If not, I mention it now. GRRR. >:( I kind of want to throw something.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 15, 2010, 09:11:53 pm
Aww....well, let me tell ya, nicoli.  The actual "wedding" part is the biggest PITA.  Afterwards, it's all good.  Going on 16.5 yrs now.  I DON'T wanna do the "wedding" part again.  One man.  One man only.  Poor guy...... :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 15, 2010, 10:28:56 pm
Heh. Here's what I decided: Sneider and I are just going to go to court whenever he's free, get married in Tennessee, and then do a short little non-religious thing with no legality involved when we get to Florida, somewhere in a public park. It'll just be his close family and my parents, and one friend for each of us (they happen to live in the area). WICKED small. And we're going to dinner afterwards. That's it. There's still talk of a reception-thing in May, but the more I think about it, the more loathe I am do plan anything around it. The guilt I felt for originally trying to leave our friends and extended family out of the whole thing is RAPIDLY fading.

I'm sure your husband still considers himself lucky, though. ;) Plus you got a heavy metal wedding! How rockin' is that?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Teo84 on October 17, 2010, 09:09:27 am
Heh. Here's what I decided: Sneider and I are just going to go to court whenever he's free, get married in Tennessee, and then do a short little non-religious thing with no legality involved when we get to Florida, somewhere in a public park. It'll just be his close family and my parents, and one friend for each of us (they happen to live in the area). WICKED small. And we're going to dinner afterwards. That's it. There's still talk of a reception-thing in May, but the more I think about it, the more loathe I am do plan anything around it. The guilt I felt for originally trying to leave our friends and extended family out of the whole thing is RAPIDLY fading.

I'm sure your husband still considers himself lucky, though. ;) Plus you got a heavy metal wedding! How rockin' is that?


I'm sorry for all this mess to be able to marry, I hope that you get married quietly and with much happiness. Without further problems: D

: P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 18, 2010, 05:00:20 pm
Planning a wedding can indeed be a pain in the butt. There were plenty of times where hubby and I had considered just running away to Las Vegas. But then we would've been committing double suicide, because both of our families would've killed us if we had gotten married without telling anybody.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 19, 2010, 11:42:22 am
Planning a wedding can indeed be a pain in the butt. There were plenty of times where hubby and I had considered just running away to Las Vegas. But then we would've been committing double suicide, because both of our families would've killed us if we had gotten married without telling anybody.

Yeah, true...our families wouldn't murder us, but they sure would make a lot of drama out of it in the years to come. It's sometimes ridiculous how much two people's personal decision to commit to one another somehow becomes the rest of the world's business without their even trying. ::) It's nice if your families are supportive of the decision, but when they aren't and they still want to stick their nose in all of it, it's REALLY aggravating.



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 20, 2010, 09:25:31 am
Who's planning a wedding.
One piece of advice.

Get a good "natured" photographer who won't PISS OFF THE BRIDE.
I've seen days ruined by a pushy photographer..male an female.

Our guy was great. He made pose, and location suggestions and backed the fuck off when wifey said no...or even looked a little apprehensive. We still got some great shots and wifey was in good humor after.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 20, 2010, 11:43:51 am
I'm going to see if I can get away with no pictures at all. :P I hate getting my picture taken, and I don't care if it's my wedding day.

That is a good strategy, though. I know how touchy I can be about photos.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 20, 2010, 12:50:28 pm
I agree - I had a photographer who wanted us to "Show more FLARE!".  Listen, coomba....it's my wedding day.  I will FLARE when I wanna.   :D  In all seriousness though,  if you don't want a photographer, you can always just ask people to forward you the pics from their point of view.  I have gone to weddings where at the reception, there is 1 disposable camera at every table.  Sounds fun that way!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on October 20, 2010, 01:28:16 pm
well, here's some preview photos of my cousin's wedding. I love these pics so much.
http://www.llanska.com/2010/10/18/ilya-i-anyuta-1-10-2010g-anons/


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 20, 2010, 02:37:08 pm
Wow, those pics are BEAUTIFUL!  And you cousin looks just stunning!  Thanks for sharing those, Natt....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 20, 2010, 03:02:35 pm
I can tell you what NOT to do for pictures on a wedding day. Do not buy those disposable cameras and put them on all of the guests' tables during the reception. We had gone to our friend's wedding where they had done that, and we thought it was a cool idea. So we tried it out, but what a miserable failure. Some of the cameras only had a couple of pictures on them, but we had to develop all the film anyway (this was a little bit before digital cameras became the norm). Even worse, our five-year-old flower girl and seven-year-old ringbearer had gotten hold of the cameras and took all kinds of very bad pictures. It was a huge waste.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 20, 2010, 03:26:38 pm
 :D :D :D
Oooops!  Above, I posted that I thought it was a cute idea, but there ya have it!  Spoken from a Bride of Weddings Past herself.  I stand corrected.   :D 
So sorry that didn't work for you, VdV.  It's one of those "hind sight is 20/20" things, I guess.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on October 20, 2010, 07:21:04 pm
well, here's some preview photos of my cousin's wedding. I love these pics so much.
http://www.llanska.com/2010/10/18/ilya-i-anyuta-1-10-2010g-anons/

Those are some amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing. :)

I agree - I had a photographer who wanted us to "Show more FLARE!".  Listen, coomba....it's my wedding day.  I will FLARE when I wanna.   :D  In all seriousness though,  if you don't want a photographer, you can always just ask people to forward you the pics from their point of view.  I have gone to weddings where at the reception, there is 1 disposable camera at every table.  Sounds fun that way!

As neurotic as it sounds (and it IS neurotic), I'm even more afraid of the candid shots from others' point of view than I am of a photographer's shots. I know it's totally self-absorbed of me not to want any pictures at all, but I'll definitely own up to my faults. :P That photographer at your wedding sounded like s/he was a nightmare. But I remember the shot of you and Glenn sitting on the chapel steps and I thought it was awesome - you both looked great. (The fact that I remember it, after not having seen it for years, is evidence. ;) In that respect, your photographer wasn't ALL bad.)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 21, 2010, 02:38:12 pm
:D :D :D
Oooops!  Above, I posted that I thought it was a cute idea, but there ya have it!  Spoken from a Bride of Weddings Past herself.  I stand corrected.   :D 
So sorry that didn't work for you, VdV.  It's one of those "hind sight is 20/20" things, I guess.

I apparently don't know how to read, because I didn't see what you had posted. Sorry about that… :-[


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on October 21, 2010, 04:42:11 pm
Awww....no harm done!  It's always good to have another point of view here!  /me serves VdV a hot chocolate
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQH9jv8rEDAQYTken_0bXxNynDunvTC9aVixOaCXVxWGxbBh0w&t=1&h=176&w=158&usg=__fWcj5lXevdwzsvfynodeGp2C4-M=)
 :D ;D (My daughter wanted to post these.....)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 22, 2010, 04:38:59 pm
Awww....no harm done!  It's always good to have another point of view here!  /me serves VdV a hot chocolate
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQH9jv8rEDAQYTken_0bXxNynDunvTC9aVixOaCXVxWGxbBh0w&t=1&h=176&w=158&usg=__fWcj5lXevdwzsvfynodeGp2C4-M=)
 :D ;D (My daughter wanted to post these.....)

Yummy! And thanks to your daughter for the suggestion…


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 29, 2010, 12:38:58 pm
Shopped out  :( I hate shopping for anything, including clothes and I have been at it all day. :P On the upside, the cashier put a smile on my face when she said I look to young to have grandchildren. Lol.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 29, 2010, 02:06:49 pm
lol....

Mag....are you a "GILF"?


is that even a word?

lol


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Sapphire on October 29, 2010, 02:23:08 pm
Sad....the tour :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 29, 2010, 02:24:38 pm
lol....

Mag....are you a "GILF"?


is that even a word?

lol

And that YBS is something I never take the time to find out.  ;) The suit of Armour I wear is pretty damn heavy you know. Lol.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on October 29, 2010, 02:26:50 pm
BORING!!!

lol
fine.
fine.

be "safe"......


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on October 29, 2010, 02:28:20 pm
BORING!!!

lol
fine.
fine.

be "safe"......

Boring? definitely not, wise? very much so. lol. You be safe too.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 31, 2010, 04:38:11 am
The screen of my electronic book has broken  :'(  :'(
In service they told me it's not warranty repair  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 01, 2010, 09:02:18 am
guess it's back to the library for you


sigh.
Mondays....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on November 01, 2010, 09:33:14 am
I am off to do outside work today.  Gonna take down all my Halloween decorations.  I have to wait until it warms up a bit for the outside stuff.  This was one of the colder Halloween's I can remember for a long while.  We had fun though!  I feel bad for not getting a pic of me in my Pirate Wench costume on Saturday night. It was too cold to wear that last night, so I just wore the vest, the head sash and my kerchief around my neck.  I may post that one later. 

Off to clean up!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: gmillerdrake on November 01, 2010, 12:23:55 pm
My rubber stamp reply to this question the past 4 months has been 'Tired'. Is it coincedence that this is the exact amount of time that we have had our 3rd son, he is 4 months old? We have a 4 and 3 year old so the requirements of what it takes to raise and care for a newborn are not a suprise to us, what is the suprise is how draining it has been this time around. Not that the other two guys didn't take it out of us because newborn do that across the board...but man.
  I don't know if it's the fact that we are now facing having to deal with 3 of them and our little guys two older bros. are running us ragged as well, but this time around has been VERY tiring. My wife and I just look at each other sometimes and laugh a 'defeated' little chuckle. Please don't mis-interpret me, I absolutely LOVE my kids and being a Dad, but jeesh...I am beat and so is my wife. Can't wait til' the little guy is finally sleeping through the night. He's down to up only once, maybe twice, but still, a solid 6-8 hrs of sleep would be great!
   It's all worth it though and I wouldn't trade it for the world..... ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 01, 2010, 01:15:22 pm
My rubber stamp reply to this question the past 4 months has been 'Tired'. Is it coincedence that this is the exact amount of time that we have had our 3rd son, he is 4 months old? We have a 4 and 3 year old so the requirements of what it takes to raise and care for a newborn are not a suprise to us, what is the suprise is how draining it has been this time around. Not that the other two guys didn't take it out of us because newborn do that across the board...but man.
  I don't know if it's the fact that we are now facing having to deal with 3 of them and our little guys two older bros. are running us ragged as well, but this time around has been VERY tiring. My wife and I just look at each other sometimes and laugh a 'defeated' little chuckle. Please don't mis-interpret me, I absolutely LOVE my kids and being a Dad, but jeesh...I am beat and so is my wife. Can't wait til' the little guy is finally sleeping through the night. He's down to up only once, maybe twice, but still, a solid 6-8 hrs of sleep would be great!
   It's all worth it though and I wouldn't trade it for the world..... ;D
Each time I read stories like this it puts a big smile on my face. You are blessed with a great family. It's wonderful.
I hope someday I can become the best mom in the world, too :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on November 02, 2010, 02:11:52 pm
*Running around the room screaming*

IRON MAIDEN will play in Russia! Twice! February in Moscow, July in St. Petersburg.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 02, 2010, 02:19:08 pm
*Running around the room screaming*

IRON MAIDEN will play in Russia! Twice! February in Moscow, July in St. Petersburg.

Count me in at St Petersburg show ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: gmillerdrake on November 03, 2010, 09:28:45 am
Very Sore! I ran a marathon on Oct. 3rd and decided after that to take a month off because the training for the marathon was 16 weeks and I was whooped. I am a goal oriented person and that includes my exercise routine, so I figured I needed a 'goal' to stay motivated. My wife and I got the P90X workout DVD's and began them on Monday. Man, taking a month off of exercise and then jumping into these routines has woken my body for sure! I have enjoyed them and like the challenge, but I can definately feel it. It's only 90 days.....or 88 more days!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 03, 2010, 01:39:32 pm
You ran a marathon?! You've just reached a godlike status in my eyes, dear sir :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: gmillerdrake on November 03, 2010, 02:23:41 pm
You've just reached a godlike status in my eyes
I appreciate the compliment   ;D but let's not get carried away, there are plenty of folks who have accomplished this feat as well. It was as rewarding, challenging, mentally demanding as advertised...multiplied by 100. I undertook the task for the mental challenge aspect more than the physical and it satisfied my every curiosity and need and then some. The marathon provided me with all I had hoped to achieve and receive from it. I highly recommend running one if  you are interested in dong so. If you decide to do it make sure you research a good training schedule, diet, etc...these things are ESSENTIAL. I can give advice if you need/want it tbut there are other way more qualified people out there you could listen to.

Below is a pic of me and 2 of my boys after the race. It was kind of chilly so I left the little man bundled up in the stroller. I finished in 4:14:38, averaged a 9min 43 second mile. I ran the first half in 1hr 56min but ran into some knee issues (that had me unable to train for three weeks heading into the run) I pushed through it and came in 350th out of 783 people who ran the full marathon. Not breaking any records with those times but hey, I wasn't there to break records.

(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/gmillerdrake/DSC04597.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 03, 2010, 02:39:07 pm
You certainly deserve respect for that. I know I'm not the one who'll manage at least attempting to run a marathon but, well, I'm gifted in a few other areas =)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: gmillerdrake on November 04, 2010, 10:34:59 am
I think a fellow female employee just propositioned me through e-mail ??? We chat and talk alot and maybe there is some friendly flirting on occasion, but I am a VERY happily married man so I try not to send out any wrong signals. I sent this girl an e-mail stating my unhappiness over some work issues today and she replied back, and ended the e-mail with.."but this isn't about me it's about you. Is there anything I can do to ease your Nerves?" then a little smiley face! I am probably reading to much into that but it just struck me funny.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on November 04, 2010, 01:16:12 pm
Vandals thought they would damage my car, I need a new windscreen and the bonnet is nicely dented, how thoughtful of them, I shall have to show them my appreciation.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on November 04, 2010, 01:20:07 pm
I think a fellow female employee just propositioned me through e-mail ??? We chat and talk alot and maybe there is some friendly flirting on occasion, but I am a VERY happily married man so I try not to send out any wrong signals. I sent this girl an e-mail stating my unhappiness over some work issues today and she replied back, and ended the e-mail with.."but this isn't about me it's about you. Is there anything I can do to ease your Nerves?" then a little smiley face! I am probably reading to much into that but it just struck me funny.

Go with your with your instinct and nip it in the bud, some people cannot grasp the meaning of, `I am not interested`.

Anita.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on November 04, 2010, 01:35:53 pm

Quote
I'm very cross on your behalf. Does your moral code permit hexing or Claymore mines?

Thank you Six, believe me, I was livid when I saw the damage and yes, my moral code does permit hexing.  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 04, 2010, 05:24:14 pm
I can't stay awake today. OH MY GOD, how annoying. >:( And I somehow have to make it through band practice tonight. Somehow I sense it will not last long.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on November 07, 2010, 03:21:23 pm
Good stuff. If you need help thinking of horrible ones, let me know ;)

Lmao.  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 08, 2010, 08:44:59 am
I'm awake, it's a Monday, y'all know how that is...but this time, I'm married. Wheee!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: gmillerdrake on November 08, 2010, 09:35:28 am
I'm awake, it's a Monday, y'all know how that is...but this time, I'm married. Wheee!
Congratulations! I'm assuming the ceremony was this past weekend? Marriage is what you make it so the best of luck to you two!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 08, 2010, 09:57:35 am
I'm awake, it's a Monday, y'all know how that is...but this time, I'm married. Wheee!
wow, my congratulations!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 08, 2010, 12:51:41 pm
Im down today.
Huge.

Im never down.
Im one of the happiest most upbeat people you'll ever meet.

I had a terrible weekend. I've got that kicked in the gut feeling that wont go away.

im sorry to be a downer in this thread.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 08, 2010, 01:02:05 pm
Im down today.
Huge.

Im never down.
Im one of the happiest most upbeat people you'll ever meet.

I had a terrible weekend. I've got that kicked in the gut feeling that wont go away.

im sorry to be a downer in this thread.
sorry to read this.
But, we can throw you a few positive vibes here and maybe you'll feel a tad bit better until you find real reasons to be happy ;)
cheers


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on November 08, 2010, 02:02:57 pm
I'm awake, it's a Monday, y'all know how that is...but this time, I'm married. Wheee!
Congratulations, Michelle!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on November 08, 2010, 02:38:24 pm
I'm awake, it's a Monday, y'all know how that is...but this time, I'm married. Wheee!

CONGRATULATIONS, Michelle!!!!  So very very happy for you and Sneider!!!  May you both be truly blessed with a lifetime of happiness and health together, sweetheart!  I am so happy to see everything coming together for you guys! 
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ8CAHcA2XdP9RydMl4JcSjPxHv17FL5b1wQzemfxbO3mdkx4A&t=1&usg=__yd3Vry0yj7ZSB651M8P5Anqjqd8=)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on November 08, 2010, 02:41:46 pm
Im down today.
Huge.

Im never down.
Im one of the happiest most upbeat people you'll ever meet.

I had a terrible weekend. I've got that kicked in the gut feeling that wont go away.

im sorry to be a downer in this thread.

Well, whatever it is, you WILL get through it.  You are a strong person, and you can do this.  I remember having that feeling for about .....well.....a year straight with post partum - and it didn't kill me in the end.  It has made me stronger.  With a bigger mouth and a bit of a bitchy attitude. 
Gain from your experience, my friend.  You CAN do this.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on November 08, 2010, 02:50:13 pm
I'm awake, it's a Monday, y'all know how that is...but this time, I'm married. Wheee!

Congratulations and all the best for the future.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 08, 2010, 10:19:27 pm
Im down today.
Huge.

Im never down.
Im one of the happiest most upbeat people you'll ever meet.

I had a terrible weekend. I've got that kicked in the gut feeling that wont go away.

im sorry to be a downer in this thread.

Aww...I definitely have enough happy from the weekend, so I'll give some to you, internet style. ::HUGS::

And thank you for the congratulations! Sneider and I are psyched to finally be married, although it doesn't feel much different from all the LIVING IN SIN we did for the past year and a half. ;) We also had one of the most hilarious weddings ever. It was somewhere between a Vegas (NASHVegas) wedding and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. You kind of had to be there. We just about died laughing when we got out of the chapel.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on November 09, 2010, 10:10:53 am
thanks gang.
Im a tad better today.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: gmillerdrake on November 09, 2010, 12:34:47 pm
Two weeks into growing my 'winter' beard and it has reached the 'itchy' stage.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on November 09, 2010, 03:42:49 pm
thanks gang.
Im a tad better today.

Sorry to read you were down, I missed your earlier post, glad to read you're a tad better today.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on November 09, 2010, 03:45:48 pm
I am feeling very pleased with my going out clothes from the Gothic catwalk, now I am all ready for a party on Friday night, I have not been out in over a year  :o Lol.



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: gmillerdrake on November 09, 2010, 04:24:14 pm
I have not been out in over a year 
What has detained you for so long might I ask? The reason for my absence of any type of 'partying' is 2 fold, 1 I have issues with drinking...as when I start I can't stop. Therefore I don't drink anymore. 2, 3 kids makes you appreciate any free time that may come your way so you make do with it the best you can and I generally use it relaxing in some manner.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 09, 2010, 04:25:41 pm
thanks gang.
Im a tad better today.

Awesome. :) But the hot drinks are always here if you need them. This is the bar thread, after all. Like therapy, but way cooler.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on November 09, 2010, 05:14:45 pm
More closer my graduate, more crazy life become. I wonder if I will sleep in December.  ???



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 10, 2010, 02:24:33 am
artist block is the worst thing ever...



i am having the hardest time drawing a new signature... and everything i try isn't coming out right... sheesh...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Magdalena63 on November 10, 2010, 04:46:49 am
artist block is the worst thing ever...



i am having the hardest time drawing a new signature... and everything i try isn't coming out right... sheesh...

I know the feeling Ash, I feel lost when I get writers block, I hope it comes back soon.  ;)

Here is one of my favorite love poems I wrote. I hope you don't mind me sharing the link here, I have entered this one into `Oneshot Poetry Wednesday` today.

http://anitaslovepoetry.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-reverie.html.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: gmillerdrake on November 10, 2010, 09:15:39 am
Our little man Luke (4 months) slept from 7:30 pm to 5:45am. That is a heck of a stretch for him as he has had some tummy issues. But we began feeding him some rice cereal last week and this week he has had his first dose of 'solid' foods...it looks like it's helping him at night because he's slept longer stretches all week and we are counting last night as all through the night. It is always nice when mommy and daddy can see the possibility of an all night sleep thier future!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 13, 2010, 01:05:35 am
After getting an email from my school saying that if I don't come up with nearly $2k by the 19th I won't be able to register for my classes for next term. I have no idea what I am going to do...its not like I can fork over the money and the classes I need to get into are VERY limited on openings...

While I have one parent not giving me many options and another parent trying to figure out what to do... right now all I do it seems is cry, only because I have no clue how I am going  to ne able to get this solved in a week. I already have student loans and they don't cover enough for a term. And I can't get next terms aid until I register for the next term.  If I had the money at my disposal like the school and government thinks I do, would I be needing loans? I think not...

I have one of the ultimate catch-22s...

sorry for just dumping my problems on here... but at least I can get it out and cry about it at the same time... cause eight now all I can seem to do is cry...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on November 13, 2010, 12:52:13 pm
I'm pretty OK but I can be better if I have the lyrics of I See and Listen To Me from Henning Pauly Babysteps album. Can't damn find them.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 14, 2010, 03:27:41 pm
After getting an email from my school saying that if I don't come up with nearly $2k by the 19th I won't be able to register for my classes for next term. I have no idea what I am going to do...its not like I can fork over the money and the classes I need to get into are VERY limited on openings...

While I have one parent not giving me many options and another parent trying to figure out what to do... right now all I do it seems is cry, only because I have no clue how I am going  to ne able to get this solved in a week. I already have student loans and they don't cover enough for a term. And I can't get next terms aid until I register for the next term.  If I had the money at my disposal like the school and government thinks I do, would I be needing loans? I think not...

I have one of the ultimate catch-22s...

sorry for just dumping my problems on here... but at least I can get it out and cry about it at the same time... cause eight now all I can seem to do is cry...
What a mess! So sorry that you're having a hard time, and I hope things work out.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 23, 2010, 09:52:22 pm
well i got the situation figured out mostly for school... so i shouldn't have any more problems in the future.




also on a high note... seems most of my artist block is gone... I have a preview of the new JLB signature i am working on.
EDIT:(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/327/0/0/new_jlb_sketch_2_by_w34vi1-d33hb1y.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 24, 2010, 07:31:40 am
Is that Cousin It standing next to him? ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on November 24, 2010, 10:27:58 am
@ Ash - good to hear that you got your issues regarding school resolved.  I find it discouraging when I hear (read) about students who really really want their post grad education, but because they are not "rich" they are possibly denied that "privilege".  Education should be made available to everyone.  Glad to hear you are okay now....

Well...now it's my turn to be on pins and needles.  I have been job hunting for about 3 and a half months now.  I finally got a call yesterday, but I missed it, and I got the message on my answering machine.  I called back and couldn't get the HR person.  I am now waiting for her to call me back.   I am praying this is where I am supposed to be.  But my nerves are shot today.   :-[

I guess i will just go and continue my Wed ritual of dusting and stuff.  NP:  Shattered Fortress......will listen to the rest of BC&SL......


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 24, 2010, 12:17:54 pm
Fingers are crossed for you, Donna!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 24, 2010, 12:25:52 pm
@ Ash - good to hear that you got your issues regarding school resolved.  I find it discouraging when I hear (read) about students who really really want their post grad education, but because they are not "rich" they are possibly denied that "privilege".  Education should be made available to everyone.  Glad to hear you are okay now....

My parents applied for a "parent aid loan" and were turned down for it. for that the school gave me an additional amount of aid so i can get it all paid for and my books without having that burden on my parents.



Is that Cousin It standing next to him? ;)
;) maybe.....  :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on November 24, 2010, 05:39:20 pm
@Donna
Keep finger crossed for you!

@Ash
Glad it's all good in your school ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 25, 2010, 12:13:48 am
okay... new sig up... lets hope this didn't put me into another artist block :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on November 25, 2010, 03:25:53 am
okay... new sig up... lets hope this didn't put me into another artist block :P
let's hope James doesn't do anything unexpected with his look again so you won't have to change your sig :)

cool pic, btw


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 25, 2010, 03:38:39 pm
okay... new sig up... lets hope this didn't put me into another artist block :P
let's hope James doesn't do anything unexpected with his look again so you won't have to change your sig :)

cool pic, btw

Yeah fingers crossed.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 25, 2010, 08:29:27 pm
It's very late and I'm very tired and I have a cold...but the Weavil's sig made me feel better.  :D

Glad i could make your day :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 26, 2010, 09:20:48 am
@Donna: Good luck! I'm sure you'll get the job. It seems, sometimes, that the worse the experience of trying to obtain a job is, the better your chances of actually getting it. Or at least that's what happened with me and almost everyone in my training group at my new job. There must be more than just a coincidence there. :) ::HUGS::


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on November 26, 2010, 09:32:29 am
Thanks everyone.  :-*   I have left 2 messages for the HR lady, but still nothing.  I am just gonna go on and finish my Xmas decorating today.  If I don't hear from her by Monday, then I will be off faxing resumes again. 
I will keep you posted.....



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 30, 2010, 02:47:56 pm
okay... new sig up... lets hope this didn't put me into another artist block :P
Loving the new sig! Cousin Itt is a riot.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 03, 2010, 11:21:15 am
Wish me luck on my Japanese Oral Exam that is 5 min


Blah. One of the most stressful 5min I've ever had... but I am getting an A in the class... so I guess its ok.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: gmillerdrake on December 10, 2010, 12:53:06 pm
Ow. I just stubbed my toe and invented some new curses that I'm sure will translate well to the Captain's ship.

It's been very quiet around here lately, hasn't it? Apart from the renegade spambots.

Next to the accidental biting of your tounge, stubbing your toe is a 'special' kind of pain. Nothing that will leave you writhing for hours but bad enough to spend 20 or 30 seconds creating those new curse words you spoke of.
As far as it being quiet, I've noticed that this forum is a bit on the quiet side. It may just be me and the fact that I don't have a lot to offer most of the threads but the traffic seems slow at times.
 Hope your toe is alright.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on December 10, 2010, 04:28:17 pm
Ow. I just stubbed my toe and invented some new curses that I'm sure will translate well to the Captain's ship.

It's been very quiet around here lately, hasn't it? Apart from the renegade spambots.
Yes, I noticed that it's been pretty quiet around here lately myself. Is everyone in Christmas shopping mode? Too busy to post?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 10, 2010, 04:41:35 pm
Ow. I just stubbed my toe and invented some new curses that I'm sure will translate well to the Captain's ship.

It's been very quiet around here lately, hasn't it? Apart from the renegade spambots.
Yes, I noticed that it's been pretty quiet around here lately myself. Is everyone in Christmas shopping mode? Too busy to post?

for me it was my fall term coming to an end... Now i've got winter break and will jump into Winter Term Jan 3rd.

every time i post and when it goes dormant for a couple of days i always blame myself for killing to topic  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on December 10, 2010, 05:51:41 pm
for me it was my fall term coming to an end... Now i've got winter break and will jump into Winter Term Jan 3rd.

every time i post and when it goes dormant for a couple of days i always blame myself for killing to topic  :(

Hehe, I worry about that too (like it's the online version of everyone staring at their shoes, right?). I think we're just paranoid.  ;)
I think I've probably murdered more topics than anybody else. There are a whole bunch of them on which I was the last person who posted.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 10, 2010, 06:23:19 pm
for me it was my fall term coming to an end... Now i've got winter break and will jump into Winter Term Jan 3rd.

every time i post and when it goes dormant for a couple of days i always blame myself for killing to topic  :(

Hehe, I worry about that too (like it's the online version of everyone staring at their shoes, right?). I think we're just paranoid.  ;)
I think I've probably murdered more topics than anybody else. There are a whole bunch of them on which I was the last person who posted.

I'm prob the close second :P



in other news, my x-mas is early this year... 1st gift was the BCSL Vinyl Box set that RR was selling for $45. mine is 1904/140000 :) no Silver ticket or signed artwork, but oh well :) the mouse pad is cool though.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 12, 2010, 02:32:26 pm
I'm feeling pretty angry at the world right now. I know we're not supposed to talk about politics on the board or whatever, so I won't get into it. Suffice it to say that the things I've heard about in the past few weeks are adding up to a whole lot of fury.

In other news, it's snowing here, so that takes the edge off of my mood a bit. 'Cause it's PRETTY. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 12, 2010, 10:05:32 pm
Sorry you're pissed off, nicoli. I didn't know we weren't allowed to talk about politics on the board, but I'm feeling pretty creeped out by general political developments lately so I sympathise.

Snow is good though! :)

It's one of those unspoken rules around here, actually. In the several years I've been hanging around here, it's been rare that anyone has initiated or participated in a political discussion, but as they regularly erupt in flame wars (after all, not EVERYONE is capable of discussing politics without turning into a belligerent two-year-old), such discussions are generally frowned upon and nipped in the bud once started. You'll see Donna interrupt every once in a while to mediate when people start becoming argumentative.

It's good to know someone else is as uncomfortable with some of the inherent wrongness in politics these days, though.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 12, 2010, 10:27:34 pm
Sorry you're pissed off, nicoli. I didn't know we weren't allowed to talk about politics on the board, but I'm feeling pretty creeped out by general political developments lately so I sympathise.

Snow is good though! :)

It's one of those unspoken rules around here, actually. In the several years I've been hanging around here, it's been rare that anyone has initiated or participated in a political discussion, but as they regularly erupt in flame wars (after all, not EVERYONE is capable of discussing politics without turning into a belligerent two-year-old), such discussions are generally frowned upon and nipped in the bud once started. You'll see Donna interrupt every once in a while to mediate when people start becoming argumentative.

It's good to know someone else is as uncomfortable with some of the inherent wrongness in politics these days, though.

yeah for as long as i've been around, i can remember that being a general "unspoken" rule :)


I've had those days and i understand your frustration...



in other news... its all fun and games until you burn your knuckle trying to get some dinner.  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 13, 2010, 02:46:10 am
It's one of those unspoken rules around here, actually. In the several years I've been hanging around here, it's been rare that anyone has initiated or participated in a political discussion, but as they regularly erupt in flame wars (after all, not EVERYONE is capable of discussing politics without turning into a belligerent two-year-old), such discussions are generally frowned upon and nipped in the bud once started. You'll see Donna interrupt every once in a while to mediate when people start becoming argumentative.

It's good to know someone else is as uncomfortable with some of the inherent wrongness in politics these days, though.

Huh, you live and learn. Ta for the clarification; when the revolution comes, I'll PM you. :)

yeah for as long as i've been around, i can remember that being a general "unspoken" rule :)

I've had those days and i understand your frustration...

in other news... its all fun and games until you burn your knuckle trying to get some dinner.  :(

It's not been a good week for extremities, has it? Hope it feels a bit better now. :)

I keep forgetting until i managed to scrape my hand on something... otherwise it looks like a lovely 1st/2nd degree burn on my knuckle (on my middle finger no doubt too)  so other then a few twinges of pain i'm doing well.

and its nice to have a USB LP to MP3 Turntable. I can finally listen to a few special edition Vinyls i've been collecting (I've got a Japanese Eagles Greatest Hits album :)) the only ones that will never be touched are my prized DT vinyls ;) (unless i find WDADU, I&W and Awake on Vinyl, otherwise SC and BCSL will never see it :P)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 13, 2010, 05:40:28 pm
Well, now, I can rant about this without getting in trouble: my TMJ disorder came back full-force. Jaw-locking, joint pain, and now blinding headaches that no amount of painkillers can cure. I can't wait for my health plan to switch to a PPO so I can go to an oral surgeon without a referral. I seriously need another bite plane.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 23, 2010, 03:16:59 am
not sure what i'm thinking...

there was a shooting in my little town of 3500-ish and one of the victims was a student in the school system. My mom taught the kid for three years... also the incident happened two blocks from my house...

with this area being a small town, i know more about what happened then what is being released on the news, and its hard to know what i'm thinking...


 given how some events have happened in the past involving death, this i feel rather numb about, oddly.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 23, 2010, 03:22:35 pm
I don't remember who the kid was, but I've been so busy for some time, so sometimes i forget who has already been through my mom's class (She's the elementary/Primary school PE teacher) and she's still upset about it.


All i really hope is that the kids death was quick, and he didn't suffer...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: jonny108 on December 23, 2010, 03:34:19 pm
Wow...both haven't had good days...my friend died in a car accident yesterday night, he was only 19. We used to hang around in school a lot together and go on drives everyday after school.  Was an amazing guy and didn't deserve it.  My best mate is devastated and can't bear to see him like this.  Such a hard time.   :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 23, 2010, 10:20:00 pm
the official release on what happened over in my neighborhood :(

http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Harrisburg-man-murders-his-13-year-old-son-before/zEjPBFuxSUi5rpsa42380A.cspx (http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Harrisburg-man-murders-his-13-year-old-son-before/zEjPBFuxSUi5rpsa42380A.cspx)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on December 24, 2010, 08:27:32 am
I'm sorry about your loss, jonny... I wish you all the strong to go through that.

Ash, that's a really shock story :o Such things must never happen  >:( Hope you and your mum will be fine soon!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 24, 2010, 08:58:43 pm
took a teddy and a rose to the little memorial site.



i feel like a horrible person, for not being upset about what happened here, but getting upset thinking about my old Counselor who died of a heart attack, and my friend who committed suicide in the summer of '09.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 29, 2010, 05:33:17 pm
Gosh...so sorry to hear about all of the tragedies lately. My condolences to the victims and their families.

As for me, it's an odd week. I was supposed to have only a three-day work week due to the state giving its employees the holidays off, and then it was shortened to two because I got snowed in in Boston and all of my flights were canceled. I wish the inclement weather policy applied, but alas, I have to use my paid holiday time that I've earned to cover myself instead. On top of that, I also had to move to a new unit on the other side of the building with a new supervisor because training is officially over for me. I have a whole new crapload of names to try not to forget. :P

Oh...and I started a small argument with my mother that escalated into a fight in which we laid everything bare, ended up having a heart-to-heart, and then she won as usual by being entirely irrational and crazy. It's true what people say: you can't be rational with irrational people. So I might have been right, but she still won. I think I'm just going to stay away from her for a while and resign myself to the possibility that she will never be sane and I'm going to lose my relationship with my father as a result. YAY CONTROL FREAKS.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 30, 2010, 04:00:52 am
I am suddenly excited that I might have a proper demo out for one of my side projects... after much thought two songs i wrote in the past have been put together, because they do fit together in a unique way.



EDIT: and it seems my little thrash band can almost finish recording a cover of PMU (i still need to get a hold of a mic to help record vocals) ;) can't wait for that to be recorded :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on December 30, 2010, 03:19:49 pm
Busy before New Year. Gosh, I'm glad it ends tomorrow...
Bought a wooden frame and made a NY present for myself:
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/4130/img56601.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 30, 2010, 04:52:40 pm
Busy before New Year. Gosh, I'm glad it ends tomorrow...
Bought a wooden frame and made a NY present for myself:
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/4130/img56601.jpg)

awesome!




mywahahaha only one more step away from having a kick ass cover song fully recorded with my band 2 Rox N' A Tub


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 30, 2010, 05:10:22 pm
Damn, that is an amazing poster, Muumi. I'm jealous.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 30, 2010, 05:26:16 pm
EDIT: and it seems my little thrash band can almost finish recording a cover of PMU (i still need to get a hold of a mic to help record vocals) ;) can't wait for that to be recorded :P

Ever check out this one? It's affordable compared to a lot of microphones, but still high-quality. People recommend using the Nady pop filter with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Yeti-USB-Microphone/dp/B002VA464S/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I153M0QA8HODTN&colid=3QJA3WFKBVVVW

http://www.google.com/search?q=blue+microphones+yeti+usb&hl=en&tbs=shop:1,p_ord:p

The Snowball version is also supposed to be good.

------

As for me, I had a highly productive day, but I now have a migraine the size of something-or-other. I blame the ridiculous heat level on the side of the building where my new cubicle is. I think it's about ten degrees hotter than the side where I used to be and I don't know how anyone can handle this crap. I'm so getting a fan.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 30, 2010, 05:36:35 pm
EDIT: and it seems my little thrash band can almost finish recording a cover of PMU (i still need to get a hold of a mic to help record vocals) ;) can't wait for that to be recorded :P

Ever check out this one? It's affordable compared to a lot of microphones, but still high-quality. People recommend using the Nady pop filter with it.

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Yeti-USB-Microphone/dp/B002VA464S/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I153M0QA8HODTN&colid=3QJA3WFKBVVVW

http://www.google.com/search?q=blue+microphones+yeti+usb&hl=en&tbs=shop:1,p_ord:p

The Snowball version is also supposed to be good.

------

As for me, I had a highly productive day, but I now have a migraine the size of something-or-other. I blame the ridiculous heat level on the side of the building where my new cubicle is. I think it's about ten degrees hotter than the side where I used to be and I don't know how anyone can handle this crap. I'm so getting a fan.

wow... and not bad for $100. :) thanks for the link, i did have an idea i was going to go with, it was a Blue Mic, for $49, but it didn't have a filter, which would be nice to have with Cookie monster vocals :D.



I hate when buildings are too warm....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 02, 2011, 05:34:57 pm
So I am finally back home after a visit with the in-laws in El Paso, Texas. Hubby and I usually have a good time, and I am fortunate enough to get along with the in-laws. This trip was a little rough, though. Mother-in-law must've taken some kind of crazy pills throughout the week, because she was especially crabby. She decided to get into a fight with my hubby because he made coffee for everybody but didn't wash the coffee pot afterwards. She called him selfish and cold-hearted, and said that he'd "changed" over the years. Anyhow, needless to say, I'm glad to be back. I didn't have access to a computer while on vacation, and I really missed you all! :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on January 06, 2011, 08:00:50 pm
Moi?   :D ;D

Seriously though....yes.  Octavarium still has the power to reduce me into a pile of useless goop.  From the first note ...to well...the last...which is really the first...but is the last......

Wait....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 06, 2011, 11:07:35 pm
Moi?   :D ;D

Seriously though....yes.  Octavarium still has the power to reduce me into a pile of useless goop.  From the first note ...to well...the last...which is really the first...but is the last......

Wait....


"We move in circles..." :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on January 07, 2011, 09:16:06 am
Don't you get me started, young lady..... ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on January 07, 2011, 09:25:50 am
So I am finally back home after a visit with the in-laws in El Paso, Texas. Hubby and I usually have a good time, and I am fortunate enough to get along with the in-laws. This trip was a little rough, though. Mother-in-law must've taken some kind of crazy pills throughout the week, because she was especially crabby. She decided to get into a fight with my hubby because he made coffee for everybody but didn't wash the coffee pot afterwards. She called him selfish and cold-hearted, and said that he'd "changed" over the years. Anyhow, needless to say, I'm glad to be back. I didn't have access to a computer while on vacation, and I really missed you all! :)

Um, dude, what is it with crazy mothers? Seems like a lot of us have them around here. :P "You're so selfish, you made coffee for everyone"? What kind of logic is that?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 07, 2011, 04:41:14 pm
So I am finally back home after a visit with the in-laws in El Paso, Texas. Hubby and I usually have a good time, and I am fortunate enough to get along with the in-laws. This trip was a little rough, though. Mother-in-law must've taken some kind of crazy pills throughout the week, because she was especially crabby. She decided to get into a fight with my hubby because he made coffee for everybody but didn't wash the coffee pot afterwards. She called him selfish and cold-hearted, and said that he'd "changed" over the years. Anyhow, needless to say, I'm glad to be back. I didn't have access to a computer while on vacation, and I really missed you all! :)

Um, dude, what is it with crazy mothers? Seems like a lot of us have them around here. :P "You're so selfish, you made coffee for everyone"? What kind of logic is that?
She gets really upset when people either don't wash dishes or forget to put them in the dishwasher. There are normally 5 people in the house, and when my hubby and I come to stay, that brings it up to 7. So I can understand that she gets worried about dishes piling up in the sink. But seriously, to go crazy on my hubby just because he forgot to wash the coffee pot? There's no good reason for that. She's normally not that nutty. I don't know what happened this year, but something seems to have pushed her over the edge. Anyhow, hubby and I were very happy to be home, and stress level has definitely gone down!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 07, 2011, 05:14:09 pm
Don't you get me started, young lady..... ;)

:P i couldn't resist.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on January 07, 2011, 05:32:30 pm
So I am finally back home after a visit with the in-laws in El Paso, Texas. Hubby and I usually have a good time, and I am fortunate enough to get along with the in-laws. This trip was a little rough, though. Mother-in-law must've taken some kind of crazy pills throughout the week, because she was especially crabby. She decided to get into a fight with my hubby because he made coffee for everybody but didn't wash the coffee pot afterwards. She called him selfish and cold-hearted, and said that he'd "changed" over the years. Anyhow, needless to say, I'm glad to be back. I didn't have access to a computer while on vacation, and I really missed you all! :)

Um, dude, what is it with crazy mothers? Seems like a lot of us have them around here. :P "You're so selfish, you made coffee for everyone"? What kind of logic is that?
She gets really upset when people either don't wash dishes or forget to put them in the dishwasher. There are normally 5 people in the house, and when my hubby and I come to stay, that brings it up to 7. So I can understand that she gets worried about dishes piling up in the sink. But seriously, to go crazy on my hubby just because he forgot to wash the coffee pot? There's no good reason for that. She's normally not that nutty. I don't know what happened this year, but something seems to have pushed her over the edge. Anyhow, hubby and I were very happy to be home, and stress level has definitely gone down!

I'm glad you are now at peace. ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 08, 2011, 02:23:10 am
I have the best class in the world right now. Its Pre-production (so all the setup before someone directs and a film is filmed :D) Pretty much, while i have to create storyboards myself and make them digital, I get to watch movies and pick action scenes that i can model my own storyboard after. (and this is all apart of one of my majors. I am a double major, although that will change soon, my other major is driving me nuts, but that is another topic)


So far i am really enjoying this focus of my New Media Communications major :) depending on the size of my story board (digitally or even in PDF format,i'll try to share them with you all


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 08, 2011, 02:44:28 pm
I have the best class in the world right now. Its Pre-production (so all the setup before someone directs and a film is filmed :D) Pretty much, while i have to create storyboards myself and make them digital, I get to watch movies and pick action scenes that i can model my own storyboard after. (and this is all apart of one of my majors. I am a double major, although that will change soon, my other major is driving me nuts, but that is another topic)


So far i am really enjoying this focus of my New Media Communications major :) depending on the size of my story board (digitally or even in PDF format,i'll try to share them with you all
That sounds awesome! Please do share.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on January 12, 2011, 09:54:19 am
One of the worst feelings one can experience is uncertainty. When you know something, bad and good, you can start dealing with it. But when you are not sure... I live in Rio de Janeiro. My parent´s city, 100km from here, is devasted by storms and floods. No phone, mobiles, internet, even energy they don't have. My grandparents are alone in our farm, and I don't have any news of my family and my wife's. All I can know is truncated information on TV. In a neighborhood, they are laying corpses in a Baptist church.
Resuming: all of this suck!  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on January 12, 2011, 02:07:07 pm
My god...I really hope your family is alive and well. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts. Do you know of any relief organizations who are helping with this disaster?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on January 12, 2011, 02:24:24 pm
Hi Nicoli. Thank's for your thoughts.  :) My wife was able to talk to her mother and they are ok. My parents are travelling to another city, but part of my family is still in the farm. I know that the bridges which we take to go home were carried away by the water. My grandparens are isolated. They are the only ones I could not make contact with so far. Up to now, 114 deads in the region. The navy and army are helping with helicopters, and the governments are trying. Don´t know more about any relief organizations.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Subu on January 12, 2011, 04:44:45 pm
My grandparens are isolated. They are the only ones I could not make contact with so far.

So sorry to hear this.....praying for the safety of your grandparents! 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on January 12, 2011, 06:31:45 pm
I appreciate everybody's support. Still waiting to the good news to come. If I don't hear from them tomorrow, will have to go and check by mself.
In time: some images of people waiting in the police station to check the corpses
http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2011/01/chuva-espalha-destruicao-na-regiao-serrana-do-rio-de-janeiro.html


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 13, 2011, 01:51:30 pm
I sent good vibes your way man! GOOD VIBES!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on January 13, 2011, 06:27:35 pm
Hey friends. Today I came to Teresópolis. My grandparents are ok, but I lost so many friends in the region. There are a lot o people lost. So places just desapeared! I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the vibes. We're trying to find some hope. Bye


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on January 14, 2011, 09:21:33 am
I'm so sorry to hear that...glad that your grandparents are okay, though. ::HUGE HUGS:: I'm definitely keep you all in my thoughts.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Subu on January 14, 2011, 01:40:37 pm
Hey friends. Today I came to Teresópolis. My grandparents are ok, but I lost so many friends in the region.

I am so happy your grandparents are ok, but so sad that you lost friends......such a terrible event.  I hope you can find peace of mind......big hug!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on January 14, 2011, 03:06:29 pm
Glad, that your parents okay, man... But losing friends - that really sucks  :-[
Send a positive vibes and hugs to you.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on January 16, 2011, 08:40:35 am
Dear friends,

just arrived in my wife's parent's house, after walking + - 40km in the mud and destruction. More than 100 people dead only in our nighbourhood, still more than 60 dessapeared! Two of our employees of the farm are dead as well as many children from my mother's school. What happened there was that the increadible amount of water in 5 hours of HUGE RAIN, came down and destroyed 3 big dikes, which flooded all the region. Besides, a lot of earth came down from the hills, burying dozen of families at once. If anyone want to donate something, the government opended 2 bank accounts for this porpose. I know that you don't know any of the victim's families and survivors, but if you want to help, contact your banks and inform this:

Banco do Brasil
Name: SOS-Teresópolis-Donativos
Agency: 0741-2
Account number: 110000-9

Caixa Econômica Federal
Agency: 4146
Account number: 2011-1

To both operations, you must inform this code, which is the number of City Hall of Teresópolis, my city:
CNPJ: 29.138.369/0001-47

Any especific information can be asked to me by private message. I'll be checking as much as I can. Thank you,

Marcos


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on January 16, 2011, 02:04:47 pm
I just reposted that info on Facebook and LiveJournal in hopes that more people will pick up the signal. Thanks for letting us know.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on January 16, 2011, 07:43:08 pm
I just reposted that info on Facebook and LiveJournal in hopes that more people will pick up the signal. Thanks for letting us know.
Thank you so much, Nicoli.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on January 16, 2011, 10:40:48 pm
I just reposted that info on Facebook and LiveJournal in hopes that more people will pick up the signal. Thanks for letting us know.
Thank you so much, Nicoli.

Hey, it's the least I could do... :-\ I hope our donations will help you and your family.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on January 17, 2011, 06:55:14 am
I graduate today!

Now I'm officially engineer and not student anymore  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on January 17, 2011, 08:29:32 am
Congratulations on your completion of your degree, Muumi!  That's wonderful!   
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQodAZnNuCbI0nVJXKex9WO1XVd6UwWY87AUgeU0fH1v5esoH6n)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on January 17, 2011, 09:31:33 am
I graduate today!

Now I'm officially engineer and not student anymore  :D

Here we say that we pass from student to unemployed  :P
Congratulations and wishing you find a job in no time!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on January 17, 2011, 09:56:20 am
Donna, marcosf, thank you  :)

I've got this now  :D
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/2904/img5678tt.jpg)

The official badge of graduate of Moscow Aviation Institute. ^_^


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on January 17, 2011, 12:03:19 pm
Nice!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 17, 2011, 12:33:10 pm
I graduate today!

Now I'm officially engineer and not student anymore  :D

Hooray!












how i long for those days :P


EDIT: in other news.... part of my preproduction class we had to pick an action scene, and Sketch out a storyboard of EACH shot.... FYI, Death Proof is a challenge.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 17, 2011, 06:07:33 pm
I graduate today!

Now I'm officially engineer and not student anymore  :D
congrats, and welcome to the "real world". I was pretty psyched when I graduated, back in the day!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on January 17, 2011, 09:01:14 pm
I graduate today!

Now I'm officially engineer and not student anymore  :D

Congratulations! Drink of your choice; it's on me. ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on January 24, 2011, 11:19:02 am
F*CK IT!

At least 30 people killed and more than 130 injured by suicide bomber in airport Domodedovo in Moscow.

Damn it, again!

Truly HATE bastards, whose made this. Truly hate f*cking Russian government and militia, who don't give a sh*t about it. It happens again and again.

And the same wave of hate goes for taxi drivers, who rise prices up to 20 000 rub, for trip to Moscow. Doubt, if they're humans 


Luckily, neither I, nor anybody of my family and friends wasn't there...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on January 24, 2011, 01:16:49 pm
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just talked with Captain on Facebook. Wish him best and say him that we are waiting him to come Turkey. He responded kindly. Now, I'm %100 sure. He is the coolest person.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on January 24, 2011, 02:01:53 pm
F*CK IT!

At least 30 people killed and more than 130 injured by suicide bomber in airport Domodedovo in Moscow.

Damn it, again!

Truly HATE bastards, whose made this. Truly hate f*cking Russian government and militia, who don't give a sh*t about it. It happens again and again.

And the same wave of hate goes for taxi drivers, who rise prices up to 20 000 rub, for trip to Moscow. Doubt, if they're humans 


Luckily, neither I, nor anybody of my family and friends wasn't there...

Hey you. I heard about it during my lunch time. I'm so sorry. Glad that you are ok. Keep the faith  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 24, 2011, 03:48:19 pm
F*CK IT!

At least 30 people killed and more than 130 injured by suicide bomber in airport Domodedovo in Moscow.

Damn it, again!

Truly HATE bastards, whose made this. Truly hate f*cking Russian government and militia, who don't give a sh*t about it. It happens again and again.

And the same wave of hate goes for taxi drivers, who rise prices up to 20 000 rub, for trip to Moscow. Doubt, if they're humans 


Luckily, neither I, nor anybody of my family and friends wasn't there...
I heard about that on the news this morning. Thank goodness you, your family, and friends are safe.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on January 25, 2011, 05:02:08 am
F*CK IT!

At least 30 people killed and more than 130 injured by suicide bomber in airport Domodedovo in Moscow.

Damn it, again!

Truly HATE bastards, whose made this. Truly hate f*cking Russian government and militia, who don't give a sh*t about it. It happens again and again.

And the same wave of hate goes for taxi drivers, who rise prices up to 20 000 rub, for trip to Moscow. Doubt, if they're humans 


Luckily, neither I, nor anybody of my family and friends wasn't there...

Man, this is so sad. I just watched the detail news on television. Thank God, you and your family are OK.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on January 25, 2011, 08:34:58 am
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just talked with Captain on Facebook. Wish him best and say him that we are waiting him to come Turkey. He responded kindly. Now, I'm %100 sure. He is the coolest person.
hah, I've seen him a couple of times online, too, but never dared actually write a message. I've no doubt he's the coolest person ever (well, he shares the cake with JP actually) after meeting him in person, even so briefly.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on January 25, 2011, 09:54:40 am
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just talked with Captain on Facebook. Wish him best and say him that we are waiting him to come Turkey. He responded kindly. Now, I'm %100 sure. He is the coolest person.
hah, I've seen him a couple of times online, too, but never dared actually write a message. I've no doubt he's the coolest person ever (well, he shares the cake with JP actually) after meeting him in person, even so briefly.

Well, never hesitate to write him, like I said he responded kindly and I'm sure he likes that his fans tell their feeling to him kinda face to face. I said, Hey James, I'm SeRoX on jameslabrie.com, he said, oh cool, I know you, glad I have you there too.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 25, 2011, 01:19:02 pm
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just talked with Captain on Facebook. Wish him best and say him that we are waiting him to come Turkey. He responded kindly. Now, I'm %100 sure. He is the coolest person.
hah, I've seen him a couple of times online, too, but never dared actually write a message. I've no doubt he's the coolest person ever (well, he shares the cake with JP actually) after meeting him in person, even so briefly.



Well, never hesitate to write him, like I said he responded kindly and I'm sure he likes that his fans tell their feeling to him kinda face to face. I said, Hey James, I'm SeRoX on jameslabrie.com, he said, oh cool, I know you, glad I have you there too.



Any more I don't even thing I have to say my screen name to introduce myself... just look for the crazy images and there I am... BTW seems the artist block might be away for a while, but I'll wait to make any new signature until I know more DT info... till then I'll probably just add random things to my signature.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 25, 2011, 04:54:01 pm
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just talked with Captain on Facebook. Wish him best and say him that we are waiting him to come Turkey. He responded kindly. Now, I'm %100 sure. He is the coolest person.
hah, I've seen him a couple of times online, too, but never dared actually write a message. I've no doubt he's the coolest person ever (well, he shares the cake with JP actually) after meeting him in person, even so briefly.



Well, never hesitate to write him, like I said he responded kindly and I'm sure he likes that his fans tell their feeling to him kinda face to face. I said, Hey James, I'm SeRoX on jameslabrie.com, he said, oh cool, I know you, glad I have you there too.



Any more I don't even thing I have to say my screen name to introduce myself... just look for the crazy images and there I am... BTW seems the artist block might be away for a while, but I'll wait to make any new signature until I know more DT info... till then I'll probably just add random things to my signature.
Yay! Bye-bye, block! *waving hand* We won't miss you.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 25, 2011, 06:07:40 pm
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just talked with Captain on Facebook. Wish him best and say him that we are waiting him to come Turkey. He responded kindly. Now, I'm %100 sure. He is the coolest person.
hah, I've seen him a couple of times online, too, but never dared actually write a message. I've no doubt he's the coolest person ever (well, he shares the cake with JP actually) after meeting him in person, even so briefly.



Well, never hesitate to write him, like I said he responded kindly and I'm sure he likes that his fans tell their feeling to him kinda face to face. I said, Hey James, I'm SeRoX on jameslabrie.com, he said, oh cool, I know you, glad I have you there too.



Any more I don't even thing I have to say my screen name to introduce myself... just look for the crazy images and there I am... BTW seems the artist block might be away for a while, but I'll wait to make any new signature until I know more DT info... till then I'll probably just add random things to my signature.
Yay! Bye-bye, block! *waving hand* We won't miss you.

Now i have a juice box and an ice cream cone (project for a pre-production storyboard :P)

EDIT: and I'll have to make one exception (I'll have to *darn huh?* update my james chibi)  :P

EDIT 2: a quick 5 min sketch to prove that block is outta here!
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/025/6/d/new_james_sketch_by_w34vi1-d38190q.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on January 28, 2011, 02:33:40 am
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just talked with Captain on Facebook. Wish him best and say him that we are waiting him to come Turkey. He responded kindly. Now, I'm %100 sure. He is the coolest person.
hah, I've seen him a couple of times online, too, but never dared actually write a message. I've no doubt he's the coolest person ever (well, he shares the cake with JP actually) after meeting him in person, even so briefly.



Well, never hesitate to write him, like I said he responded kindly and I'm sure he likes that his fans tell their feeling to him kinda face to face. I said, Hey James, I'm SeRoX on jameslabrie.com, he said, oh cool, I know you, glad I have you there too.



Any more I don't even thing I have to say my screen name to introduce myself... just look for the crazy images and there I am... BTW seems the artist block might be away for a while, but I'll wait to make any new signature until I know more DT info... till then I'll probably just add random things to my signature.
Yay! Bye-bye, block! *waving hand* We won't miss you.

Now i have a juice box and an ice cream cone (project for a pre-production storyboard :P)

EDIT: and I'll have to make one exception (I'll have to *darn huh?* update my james chibi)  :P

EDIT 2: a quick 5 min sketch to prove that block is outta here!

can't wait to see it finished!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 28, 2011, 04:20:53 pm
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just talked with Captain on Facebook. Wish him best and say him that we are waiting him to come Turkey. He responded kindly. Now, I'm %100 sure. He is the coolest person.
hah, I've seen him a couple of times online, too, but never dared actually write a message. I've no doubt he's the coolest person ever (well, he shares the cake with JP actually) after meeting him in person, even so briefly.



Well, never hesitate to write him, like I said he responded kindly and I'm sure he likes that his fans tell their feeling to him kinda face to face. I said, Hey James, I'm SeRoX on jameslabrie.com, he said, oh cool, I know you, glad I have you there too.



Any more I don't even thing I have to say my screen name to introduce myself... just look for the crazy images and there I am... BTW seems the artist block might be away for a while, but I'll wait to make any new signature until I know more DT info... till then I'll probably just add random things to my signature.
Yay! Bye-bye, block! *waving hand* We won't miss you.

Now i have a juice box and an ice cream cone (project for a pre-production storyboard :P)

EDIT: and I'll have to make one exception (I'll have to *darn huh?* update my james chibi)  :P

EDIT 2: a quick 5 min sketch to prove that block is outta here!

can't wait to see it finished!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!

after looking at Irocks signature for a while now.... I think i know how my new signature will be once i get an idea on the style :P Looks like i need to figure a pre-DT album version of James in the mean time. (i'll still keep that sketch in my stash for the future ;))

EDIT: (http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/028/4/d/jlb_8bit_style_by_w34vi1-d38904j.png)

EDIT 2: Look at signature... (note it is called Preview edition) :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on January 29, 2011, 11:07:50 am
Seems like good idea for scenic costumes  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 29, 2011, 03:57:18 pm
Loving the new signature, Ash!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 29, 2011, 08:42:41 pm
Loving the new signature, Ash!

;)

Seems like good idea for scenic costumes  :D
there is a reason it's called the "preview edition" :P Once the new album, and the drummer for that matter are known, I will use this style to do something for the album... just not sure what kind of photos i will use to make the new signature.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 01, 2011, 03:48:16 pm
I'm hunkering down for THE BIG BLIZZARD. Here in Chicago, we're supposedly going to get the most snow that we've had since 1967, and it could be one of our top five snowstorms of all time. I'm looking out the window, and the snow is currently going sideways. And that's just the beginning. I don't think I'll be going anywhere for the next couple of days, so I guess I'll be hanging around the forum a lot :-)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on February 01, 2011, 04:05:13 pm
In pain. Wisdom teeth are evil.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 01, 2011, 04:09:16 pm
In pain. Wisdom teeth are evil.

ouch... Hope you feel better soon.



I'm hunkering down for THE BIG BLIZZARD. Here in Chicago, we're supposedly going to get the most snow that we've had since 1967, and it could be one of our top five snowstorms of all time. I'm looking out the window, and the snow is currently going sideways. And that's just the beginning. I don't think I'll be going anywhere for the next couple of days, so I guess I'll be hanging around the forum a lot :-)

I noticed that nasty 2 feet roaming your direction... sheesh.

Here snuggle with Pixel Itt, he can keep you warm.
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/032/7/b/cousin_itt_by_w34vi1-d38kbk9.png)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 01, 2011, 04:27:42 pm


I noticed that nasty 2 feet roaming your direction... sheesh.

Here snuggle with Pixel Itt, he can keep you warm.
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/032/7/b/cousin_itt_by_w34vi1-d38kbk9.png)
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Thanks for the Itt ! *snuggling*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 03, 2011, 01:08:52 pm
あおいぺンとみどりのぺンにほんずつおねがいします
Aoi pen to midori no pen nihon zutsu onegaishimasu
それからそのふろしきいちまいおねがいします
Sorekara sore no furoshoki ichimai onegaishimasu

Translation:
I would like two blue pens and two green pens please.
Also, I would like one furoshiki (a special cloth used to wrap gifts or carry books), please.


Bloody Japanese oral exam...

And I felt like grumbling over it... sorry.

それだけです
Sore dake desu
Little white flag!  :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: sabonim on February 03, 2011, 01:36:25 pm
Lol.... kill me..... good luck!!!!!  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 03, 2011, 02:24:05 pm
In the battle of blizzard versus Chicago, the blizzard has won. Schools were closed both yesterday and today, which is a rarity around here. This means that I'm stuck inside for the second day in a row, and, to put the cherry on top, I woke up this morning with a cold! At least my husband was able to go to work today, which means the only person I have to take care of today is me ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 03, 2011, 02:37:47 pm
あおいぺンとみどりのぺンにほんずつおねがいします
Aoi pen to midori no pen nihon zutsu onegaishimasu
それからそのふろしきいちまいおねがいします
Sorekara sore no furoshoki ichimai onegaishimasu

Translation:
I would like two blue pens and two green pens please.
Also, I would like one furoshiki (a special cloth used to wrap gifts or carry books), please.


Bloody Japanese oral exam...

And I felt like grumbling over it... sorry.

それだけです
Sore dake desu
Little white flag!  :-\

わたしだめです
watashi (wa) dame desu
(i am useless)

ばかですよ。。。
baka desu yo...
(an idiot, yes)


Oral exams... SUCK!

anyway onto the next mid-term...then an all nighter to get a preproduction digital storyboard in the "drop box" (the digital class mail box) by 10am tomorrow morning  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 04, 2011, 01:47:00 pm
I am siiiiiiicccccccccckkkkkkkkk  :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on February 04, 2011, 02:09:12 pm
I am siiiiiiicccccccccckkkkkkkkk  :'(
aw... I don't know what exactly you're sick with, but I'll hazard with a cure
(http://annmariekostyk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Hot-Cocoa.jpg)

wish it was simple like this to make you better  :-[


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 04, 2011, 02:15:21 pm
I am siiiiiiicccccccccckkkkkkkkk  :'(
aw... I don't know what exactly you're sick with, but I'll hazard with a cure
(http://annmariekostyk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Hot-Cocoa.jpg)

wish it was simple like this to make you better  :-[
Thanks! That'll work. Let's just say it's the cold from hell on top of my monthly friend :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on February 04, 2011, 02:25:26 pm
Thanks! That'll work. Let's just say it's the cold from hell on top of my monthly friend :(

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.....THAT SUCKS...... :-\

Well...you need these then my dear:
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Hope these help.....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 04, 2011, 02:34:02 pm
Aww, thanks, Donna! Sending kisses from a distance so that I don't get you sick, too…  :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on February 04, 2011, 02:36:50 pm
Awww...kisses Italian style back atcha, honey  :-* :-*

Of course, did I mention the PLETHORA of medicine we offer here on the Board?  May I interest you in something to help ease your pain?  We have LOTS!   :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on February 06, 2011, 09:07:46 am
Holy sh*t! The snow is flying sideways in a sheer wall!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on February 06, 2011, 05:18:13 pm
I'm peeved. Wondering why someone would bother to poke holes in my opinion-related arguments if they're not going to express an opinion of their own.

Also, busy cleaning house...fun, fun.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 07, 2011, 03:21:13 pm
Holy sh*t! Whe snow is flying sideways in a sheer wall!
Sounds like our weather last Wednesday. We have ridiculous amounts of snow piled up.
Meanwhile, the worst of my plague has passed, although I'm still blowing my nose every 5 seconds. But at least I don't feel like crap anymore.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on February 07, 2011, 03:24:21 pm
Holy sh*t! Whe snow is flying sideways in a sheer wall!
Sounds like our weather last Wednesday. We have ridiculous amounts of snow piled up.
Our snow had been eaten right away by the rain that followed


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 08, 2011, 04:56:01 pm
I want to take out my Preproduction teacher...


he assigned us this storyboard that we had to sketch out. I got that done, then two weeks later he made us do a digital version of it but only gave us a week to complete it. It had to be shot with camera angles, and motion and sound and such. WELL here is the kicker... I have 3 other classes besides his, I travel to Portland OR 3 days a week (a total of 660+miles a week) AND he only tells us of the assignments the week he assigns them.

thus i still don't have the assignment finished, and it was Due Friday (Feb 4th). Between a editing program that can only be used on a mac (and is $4000, and at school) a digital 3D making program that doesn't work well on Windows based computers, having said 3D program crash to the point i lost ALL my shots, traveling, AND having to draw everything by hand, scanned and photoshopping all the sketches and piecing together base images...etc... I am no where close to being done.

He has decided to assign another Digital storyboard of a movie we had to sketch out a fight scene shot by shot.. (FYI don't pick a movie like Death Proof. its complicated  :() I am freaking out because i can't even get the main project to par for him.


I've tried talking to him and he's impossible. the Professor thinks he's the only class on campus, and when i did ask for a heads up on assignments sooner then the week before, he just shrugged and said in his own way "too bad" :(

I'm not sure I can pass the class at this rate...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 09, 2011, 01:42:05 pm
Holy sh*t! Whe snow is flying sideways in a sheer wall!
Sounds like our weather last Wednesday. We have ridiculous amounts of snow piled up.
Our snow had been eaten right away by the rain that followed
It is supposed to start thawing out over here over the weekend, so I'm expecting lots of flooding. I hope we don't get rain!
@Ash, sorry to hear about your ridiculous professor. Pretty much any professor or teacher you come across thinks that they're the only one on campus… It's so frustrating!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 10, 2011, 01:07:23 pm
Holy sh*t! Whe snow is flying sideways in a sheer wall!
Sounds like our weather last Wednesday. We have ridiculous amounts of snow piled up.
Our snow had been eaten right away by the rain that followed
It is supposed to start thawing out over here over the weekend, so I'm expecting lots of flooding. I hope we don't get rain!
@Ash, sorry to hear about your ridiculous professor. Pretty much any professor or teacher you come across thinks that they're the only one on campus… It's so frustrating!


So far my Japanese class has been the most understanding. And that is the most thought intensive class out of them all.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on February 10, 2011, 03:14:11 pm
Though I'm pretty frozen, I'm absolutely happy  :)
8 years after I heard Iron Maiden for the first time, I finally met my most important music heroes in flesh.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4260/img5713v.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2844/img5709m.jpg)

I still can't believe it happens. I saw Steve Harris nearer than 1 meter  :D :D
Can't wait for the first raw of tomorrow concert!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on February 10, 2011, 04:13:55 pm
very cool, Muumi! I'm so happy for you indeed, you know I am ;)

I never realized Dave looks so old now though. AND I won't comment on Steve Harris :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 11, 2011, 03:34:14 pm
Congrats on meeting iron maiden! You're one lucky pirate…


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 13, 2011, 12:53:17 pm
*sigh* I love playing american Football, however not when i get injured.

Yesterday during practice i was taken down rather hard, and suffered what a team mate (who is a Athletic Trainer) said was a stinger. Stingers pretty much are an injury to the nerves and muscles of the neck and spine. Today I can't turn my head to look around and lifting stuff is kind of limited, and it sucks.

I'm not sure if I will go see a Doctor today or tomorrow about it... but either way I'm out for a while playing sports. And I am not happy about that  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on February 13, 2011, 02:31:08 pm
I'm not sure if I just have a flu-like cold or if I have some sort of upper respiratory infection. Thankfully it hasn't been horrible the past couple of days, but I'm wondering what I have to do to make it go away other than chugging NyQuil. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 14, 2011, 04:28:42 pm
I'm not sure if I just have a flu-like cold or if I have some sort of upper respiratory infection. Thankfully it hasn't been horrible the past couple of days, but I'm wondering what I have to do to make it go away other than chugging NyQuil. :P
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I'm still coughing up a few isolated hairballs from when I was sick last week. On the plus side, at least the NyQuil is probably getting you some excellent sleep ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 14, 2011, 07:32:47 pm
*sigh* I love playing american Football, however not when i get injured.

Yesterday during practice i was taken down rather hard, and suffered what a team mate (who is a Athletic Trainer) said was a stinger. Stingers pretty much are an injury to the nerves and muscles of the neck and spine. Today I can't turn my head to look around and lifting stuff is kind of limited, and it sucks.

I'm not sure if I will go see a Doctor today or tomorrow about it... but either way I'm out for a while playing sports. And I am not happy about that  :(

Went and saw a doctor today. I sprained a lot of muscles in my neck and shoulders. I have light bruises on my neck on both sides, kind of looks like someone tried to strangle me. If I'm not able to move any better by Friday, then I might have to visit a PT at the school to help out. But I plan in getting back into gear by this weekend.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on February 14, 2011, 09:05:19 pm
I'm not sure if I just have a flu-like cold or if I have some sort of upper respiratory infection. Thankfully it hasn't been horrible the past couple of days, but I'm wondering what I have to do to make it go away other than chugging NyQuil. :P
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I'm still coughing up a few isolated hairballs from when I was sick last week. On the plus side, at least the NyQuil is probably getting you some excellent sleep ;)

I wish! My tolerance for sleep aids and caffeine alike - what a contradiction THERE - is something I find very troublesome. But I'm trying. If anything, the NyQuil is keeping me from coughing and hacking like a maniac. Always a plus.

Sending lots of massages and heating pads your way, w34v1l...telepathically, of course. :) I hope you recover soon.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 15, 2011, 12:53:19 pm
*sigh* I love playing american Football, however not when i get injured.

Yesterday during practice i was taken down rather hard, and suffered what a team mate (who is a Athletic Trainer) said was a stinger. Stingers pretty much are an injury to the nerves and muscles of the neck and spine. Today I can't turn my head to look around and lifting stuff is kind of limited, and it sucks.

I'm not sure if I will go see a Doctor today or tomorrow about it... but either way I'm out for a while playing sports. And I am not happy about that  :(

Went and saw a doctor today. I sprained a lot of muscles in my neck and shoulders. I have light bruises on my neck on both sides, kind of looks like someone tried to strangle me. If I'm not able to move any better by Friday, then I might have to visit a PT at the school to help out. But I plan in getting back into gear by this weekend.
What a pain in the neck, literally! Maybe try some Advil? A good anti-inflammatory might help the bruises.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 15, 2011, 01:06:03 pm
*sigh* I love playing american Football, however not when i get injured.

Yesterday during practice i was taken down rather hard, and suffered what a team mate (who is a Athletic Trainer) said was a stinger. Stingers pretty much are an injury to the nerves and muscles of the neck and spine. Today I can't turn my head to look around and lifting stuff is kind of limited, and it sucks.

I'm not sure if I will go see a Doctor today or tomorrow about it... but either way I'm out for a while playing sports. And I am not happy about that  :(

Went and saw a doctor today. I sprained a lot of muscles in my neck and shoulders. I have light bruises on my neck on both sides, kind of looks like someone tried to strangle me. If I'm not able to move any better by Friday, then I might have to visit a PT at the school to help out. But I plan in getting back into gear by this weekend.
What a pain in the neck, literally! Maybe try some Advil? A good anti-inflammatory might help the bruises.
I either run into the issue of it making me sick or sleepy. often times I just forgo the pills and will deal with the pain. Today is a little better, at least for now, but I still can't suit up til Saturday. Yesterday's practice was so boring, and I doubt tomorrow will be any better.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on February 15, 2011, 01:51:13 pm
It is as I suspected...I have a sinus infection, not a cold. Thankfully, the state employee clinic is free and they have me a generic antibiotic prescription. I love when my health care comes cheap.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 16, 2011, 02:41:36 pm
It is as I suspected...I have a sinus infection, not a cold. Thankfully, the state employee clinic is free and they have me a generic antibiotic prescription. I love when my health care comes cheap.
my husband just finished taking antibiotics for sinus infection. He gets them all the time because of his allergies. I know they can be super painful!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on February 16, 2011, 05:48:57 pm
It kind of feels like your brain is going to 'splode out of your forehead or your eyeballs. :P But thankfully, either the antibiotics, the Excedrin or the Mucinex has kicked in and I'm now relatively pain-free. Always good.

Feeling productive today...I finished so many cases! The only ones I can't finish are the ones where people haven't turned in their paperwork on time, which I can't help.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on February 17, 2011, 08:11:12 am
Morning.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: jonny108 on February 17, 2011, 11:09:13 am
Howdy everyone  :) Having a rather spiffing day so far...still unemployed, skint and the computer is rather fucked...oh the joys.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 19, 2011, 01:12:43 am
boo... my neck and shoulders are still having pain... so yet another practice i can't suit up. I won't be able to suit up til Wed, since Monday we won't have practice because it is President's day. It seems an old injury has aggravated itself in the process... so i feel like i am taking a step backwards... and it doesn't help when I am trying to prove myself for my team and get myself a good spot for game time... at this rate, I'm back to what I was last year, A benchwarmer.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 23, 2011, 08:03:13 pm
:)

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http://www.threadless.com/product/2544/Arrrgmented_Reality/tab,guys/style,shirt
awesome shirt


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 24, 2011, 12:52:32 pm
Love that!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on February 25, 2011, 11:55:00 am
I'm a pretty weird mixture of things.

Sad, because my grandfather may be on his way out...he's had lymphoma for a few years and refused chemotherapy, and now has lumps in his chest that are giving him chest pain and trouble with breathing. He's also been losing his short-term memory for the past five or six months. I'm hopefully going to visit him in a couple weeks and it may be my last chance to see him. My poor grandmother has had it up to her neck with people's health issues, unfortunately - her sister just died of Alzheimer's a couple weeks ago, and now her husband of 60-some-odd years may be dying. It's something we've all expected, but something we can never really prepare for.

On the other hand, my husband and I drove through a tornado last night and were scared shitless. It was oddly exhilarating, though.

And also, I'm back in a bad place in my head again...mostly triggered by stupid stuffand politics, but now it's beyond having a reason now and I'm just blah. It's awful. Looks like I'm going to need therapy again.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 25, 2011, 12:38:44 pm
I'm a pretty weird mixture of things.

Sad, because my grandfather may be on his way out...he's had lymphoma for a few years and refused chemotherapy, and now has lumps in his chest that are giving him chest pain and trouble with breathing. He's also been losing his short-term memory for the past five or six months. I'm hopefully going to visit him in a couple weeks and it may be my last chance to see him. My poor grandmother has had it up to her neck with people's health issues, unfortunately - her sister just died of Alzheimer's a couple weeks ago, and now her husband of 60-some-odd years may be dying. It's something we've all expected, but something we can never really prepare for.

On the other hand, my husband and I drove through a tornado last night and were scared shitless. It was oddly exhilarating, though.

And also, I'm back in a bad place in my head again...mostly triggered by stupid stuffand politics, but now it's beyond having a reason now and I'm just blah. It's awful. Looks like I'm going to need therapy again.
I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather and the hard times that you and your family have been going through. I had a period in my life where I had my father, stepfather, and grandmother all pass away within five years of each other, so I have some idea of what it's like. Anyhow, I don't know if this'll make you feel any better, but hang in there.*Hugs*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 25, 2011, 02:30:54 pm
I'm a pretty weird mixture of things.

Sad, because my grandfather may be on his way out...he's had lymphoma for a few years and refused chemotherapy, and now has lumps in his chest that are giving him chest pain and trouble with breathing. He's also been losing his short-term memory for the past five or six months. I'm hopefully going to visit him in a couple weeks and it may be my last chance to see him. My poor grandmother has had it up to her neck with people's health issues, unfortunately - her sister just died of Alzheimer's a couple weeks ago, and now her husband of 60-some-odd years may be dying. It's something we've all expected, but something we can never really prepare for.

On the other hand, my husband and I drove through a tornado last night and were scared shitless. It was oddly exhilarating, though.

And also, I'm back in a bad place in my head again...mostly triggered by stupid stuffand politics, but now it's beyond having a reason now and I'm just blah. It's awful. Looks like I'm going to need therapy again.


health is always hard to take... not sure what i could say here...



driving through a tornado, ahhh I miss when I did that... same feeling as well.  :-\ the crappy thing was the one i drove through didn't register so no one really believe me about it :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on February 25, 2011, 03:16:12 pm
@ nicoli - so sorry to hear about you Granpa, sweetie.   It's always difficult to see someone you love go through this.  For what it's worth, know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 

I feel..........wow......I took up skating for some exercise once or twice a week as I have to do SOMETHING other than sit at the computer job hunting.  I just got back from my hour and a half today, and I skated to Hell's Kitchen 4 times in a row.   Now...I can't skate very fast at all, but I tell ya...I felt like I could fly.  That song does that to me.....I call it ....the Sonic G Spot. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on February 25, 2011, 09:54:40 pm
Thank you all for the kind thoughts. :) There's nothing really that I can do at this point except visit Pepere and make sure he knows I love him. Honestly, though, I have a feeling it all won't hit me for a while. I'm just worried about how Memere will handle it, and whether or not she'll hang around much longer after he's gone. We've all basically been holding our breath on Pepere for the past couple of years since he voluntarily went off chemotherapy and it's amazing that he's survived this long...it's just been incredibly hard on her, as much as she doesn't talk about it.

@Donna, that sounds like a lot of fun. ;) I think I'm going to write an album and call it "Sonic G-Spots and Hell's Rollerskates." It'll be the satirical follow-up to "Black Clouds and Silver Linings" and "Black Holes and Revelations."


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 08, 2011, 03:20:25 pm
American English meet your match...



あさってはわたしのともだちがうちにきます。
(Asatte wa watashi no tomodachi ga uchi ni kimasu)

Translation: the day after tomorrow, my friend is coming to visit.


I don't this there is enough particles in that sentence yet.... (the wa, no, ga and ni parts)


btw... its a tongue twister to say in front of your classmates and teacher...


EDIT: also I have found a way to kill or avoid an artist block... sketching storyboards  :o so maybe I need to make a random animated video soon for the board ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 08, 2011, 04:42:24 pm
Fighting a cold..with all my might.... :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 08, 2011, 04:44:28 pm
Fighting a cold..with all my might.... :-\

 :-[ not good.

(http://www.bravoalphaevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/apple_cider_2.jpg)
maybe this can help.

oh and this too:
(http://www.seniormag.com/cookbook/images/chicken-soup.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 08, 2011, 10:31:45 pm
So last Thursday, both my grandfather and my good friend Hal died. I got see my grandfather; I didn't even get a chance to visit Hal before I learned he was dead.

Other than that, my head space is bad enough already. Politics in the US are sucking the life out of me, and the apartment I live in makes me inexplicably depressed. I also don't spend enough quality time with my husband.

I came back from my four-day trip to see my grandfather to a pile of paperwork up to my ears and have been working hours of unpaid overtime to make up for it.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 09, 2011, 05:21:58 pm
Aww... its hard... i know.





as soon as I am able to get through my stupid project (that is already late) I'll try to make you smile with a random sketch :) (your choice)





in other news: I broke down and bought the tour books from SC and BCSL tour... they just came in and they are freaking awesome!


EDIT: reviewing over some random clips I happened to get recorded for my band... and man i need to get vocals recorded... also i need to get back into writing, i've felt kind of bland without music writing... but i haven't had the time or motivation it seems.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on March 10, 2011, 12:29:29 pm
I'm a tiny little bit sad. My husband left today for a conference, and he'll be gone for six days. :( On the plus side, at least I'll have less laundry and dishes to do…


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 10, 2011, 12:50:12 pm
***hugs to nicoli***
***hugs to VdV**** - I don't know how you ladies do it when your men go away for business like that.  Kudos to you, and lots of chocolate.  Wish we could hang out to get you through the next 6 days....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Traveller69 on March 11, 2011, 09:00:06 am
**hugs to everybody who needs 'em**

@Donna - I think women can cope better with being on their own than most men.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 11, 2011, 09:05:17 am
It's most difficult from dinnertime on through the night....that's what I found the few times my husband has had to over night elsewhere...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 11, 2011, 01:39:40 pm
thoughts to all those in Japan and for those who have family in that country.


(http://www.supersoygifts.com/soy_candles.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on March 11, 2011, 04:37:33 pm
***hugs to nicoli***
***hugs to VdV**** - I don't know how you ladies do it when your men go away for business like that.  Kudos to you, and lots of chocolate.  Wish we could hang out to get you through the next 6 days....
Thanks, Donna. This is actually the first time that he's gone away on a business trip… Just got a new job which will require that he goes to a lot of conferences. But I'm hanging in there. We are going to try and Skype this weekend when he has some free time.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 12, 2011, 03:15:42 pm
Thank you, Ash and Donna. ::hugs back::

Worried about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan also...and annoyed at CNN's insensitive coverage of the event. Also waiting for more relief organizations other than Red Cross to open up funding for Japan's rescues and reconstruction.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on March 12, 2011, 06:24:51 pm
***hugs to nicoli***

Sorry about your loss  :(
I'm in the near situation - my grandfather died on 7th of March  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 12, 2011, 07:56:15 pm
Thank you, Ash and Donna. ::hugs back::

Worried about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan also...and annoyed at CNN's insensitive coverage of the event. Also waiting for more relief organizations other than Red Cross to open up funding for Japan's rescues and reconstruction.

I agree, Michelle....I am actually hoping that our church might send some kind of supplies down.  Heaven knows I can donate stuff.  I would rather donate a bag of clothing than send money though.  But that's just me.  I'll be keeping my ears open tomorrow....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 13, 2011, 01:56:42 pm
***hugs to nicoli***

Sorry about your loss  :(
I'm in the near situation - my grandfather died on 7th of March  :(

I'm sorry to hear that, Muumi. ::HUGS:: And thank you for your sympathy. I hope your grandfather went peacefully.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on March 13, 2011, 04:40:16 pm
I'm just in a bad mood because of Japan disaster. So bad, so bad...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 13, 2011, 09:10:01 pm
Thank you, Ash and Donna. ::hugs back::

Worried about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan also...and annoyed at CNN's insensitive coverage of the event. Also waiting for more relief organizations other than Red Cross to open up funding for Japan's rescues and reconstruction.

I agree, Michelle....I am actually hoping that our church might send some kind of supplies down.  Heaven knows I can donate stuff.  I would rather donate a bag of clothing than send money though.  But that's just me.  I'll be keeping my ears open tomorrow....

Yes, please...if you hear of any organizations taking donations of goods, please let us know - I can definitely put together some bags. I would very much appreciate it if you keep us posted. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 13, 2011, 09:15:55 pm
Well...I didn't get any mention from anyone today.  The only Org's that I know of up there that are accepting $$$ donations are the Red Cross or World Vision. 

Sorry sweetie.  That's all I have heard at this point.... :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on March 14, 2011, 02:11:12 pm
Well...I didn't get any mention from anyone today.  The only Org's that I know of up there that are accepting $$$ donations are the Red Cross or World Vision. 

Sorry sweetie.  That's all I have heard at this point.... :-\

As for cash donations, Doctors Without Borders is also accepting them.  :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 20, 2011, 01:17:22 am
So I guess super full moons mean super shitty days for me... cause so far this day can't get any worse. Just about anything, anyone has shit on my day one way or another.



I am tired of it.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on March 23, 2011, 11:04:20 am
Ready to ROLL.....I have an interview in an hour and a half for a Medical Secretary position that is close by.  I am praying to God that this is where I am meant to be.  I have been looking for 6 months now, and was so happy just to get a call yesterday saying they wanted to meet me.   Let's see what happens! 

Edited:  Interview postponed until tomorrow....I officially hate the snow we are getting today ...officially.   :-\ >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on March 23, 2011, 01:39:02 pm
Ready to ROLL.....I have an interview in an hour and a half for a Medical Secretary position that is close by.  I am praying to God that this is where I am meant to be.  I have been looking for 6 months now, and was so happy just to get a call yesterday saying they wanted to meet me.   Let's see what happens! 

Edited:  Interview postponed until tomorrow....I officially hate the snow we are getting today ...officially.   :-\ >:(
Snow? Snow? It's not supposed to snow in spring!
Anyway, best wishes for a great interview tomorrow!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Traveller69 on March 24, 2011, 03:50:10 am
After getting rid of some bacteria after a holiday in Egypt last december I got a new one. Probably set of by the first or because of the treatment.
So I have to take pills for 10 days. Side effects, intestinal complaints and diarhea - oh wait, I already suffered from those so I really can't tell if the medicin is working or not  >:(.
The nausea however is new  :-\

Luckily it is not so bad I have to stay at home, so I can at least earn some money.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 25, 2011, 12:36:21 am
Ouch man. Hope you get well soon.





Well today has been a day I would love to have ended different... aside from getting punched in the gut by a "teammate" and when I tried to apologise for flying off the handle and for my actions on my point of view... instead she turned it and tried to tell the coach I was being the dirty player and no matter what I apologised for she refused to accept, and denies the punch, claiming it was an open palm shove...

This is not the first time she has done something nasty like this to me. Last time after a tackle drill she kicked my helmet as we tried to get up.

I am not sure what more can be done. I feel I have done the best that I could and was spindle the right thing to say I was sorry, but she acts like she does no wrong and rules do not apply to her.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 01, 2011, 01:19:52 pm
Im alright.
DTF has converted their forums to funny April Fools Day theme...and it doesn't translate too well through my office firewalls so I'm looking to post somewhere else today.

It is Friday though.
Beeeeeeeeeeeeeer.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 03, 2011, 01:51:06 pm
I haven't laughed this hard over a computer message in a long time.


so yesterday to help with my major I bought a refurbished Mac computer, and also found a 3D character making program and a Japanese learning program. While the 3D program loaded on my laptop (not the mac... long story on that one.. that i have yet to figure out how to solve) the Japanese program won't load.

the box says "Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 compatible" so Windows 7 should NOT have a program... *buzzer* wrong.

the message that appeared when i tired to load it appeared as such "This program is not compatible with your version of Windows. Please make sure that the program is at least compatible with x32 system."


in otherwords my computer said "Are you shitting me?!" in its own way :D


an extra plus side though... i ended up with a "nice" microphone I could use for other things.... muwahahaha


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on April 26, 2011, 01:58:22 pm
 I'm super excited. I finally got an iPad yesterday. Loving it so far! ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on April 26, 2011, 02:54:23 pm
I'm super excited. I finally got an iPad yesterday. Loving it so far! ;D

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice.  New toy....

Me?  I am friggin sick.  Not bed ridden, blowing my nose sick....the annoying, coughing in the middle of the night so I can't sleep and loosing my voice sick.  I spent 2 HOURS at the walk in clinic today.  Gonna get me some mediated cough syrup tonight so I can finally and hopefully, sleep through the night. 

This change is weather kills me every ..........year.  Gonna go put a prime rib in the oven now. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on April 27, 2011, 03:08:13 pm
I'm super excited. I finally got an iPad yesterday. Loving it so far! ;D

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice.  New toy....

Me?  I am friggin sick.  Not bed ridden, blowing my nose sick....the annoying, coughing in the middle of the night so I can't sleep and loosing my voice sick.  I spent 2 HOURS at the walk in clinic today.  Gonna get me some mediated cough syrup tonight so I can finally and hopefully, sleep through the night. 

This change is weather kills me every ..........year.  Gonna go put a prime rib in the oven now. 
Sick again? We have to make you live in a bubble or something. You're not allowed to get sick anymore!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on April 27, 2011, 03:19:51 pm
I know, isn't it absolutely STUPID?  And I have an interview for another job tomorrow.  Huh boy..... :-\


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 27, 2011, 04:24:57 pm
I know, isn't it absolutely STUPID?  And I have an interview for another job tomorrow.  Huh boy..... :-\

this ship needs a Which Doctor... or something....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on April 28, 2011, 07:57:29 am
I'm good.
Im listening to Seventh Wonder....great stuff.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 28, 2011, 03:15:16 pm
I...




want....



to murder....




this nast....



nasty.....


case....



of....


hicc...

hiccups!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on April 28, 2011, 03:19:08 pm
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTEeeNZ2QchiMOFByjNAhAC6OX4Qew14Bkj0TH9-lrqZoaao_wo)

Here ya go, Ash.....hope it helps


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 28, 2011, 03:24:51 pm
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTEeeNZ2QchiMOFByjNAhAC6OX4Qew14Bkj0TH9-lrqZoaao_wo)

Here ya go, Ash.....hope it helps

ironically... when you posted that my hiccups did stop :P


so thank you :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on April 28, 2011, 03:55:58 pm
LOLOLOLOLOLLLLL!!!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on April 28, 2011, 09:55:32 pm
You know, the hiccups can turn a person violent. Remember there was that American girl who had the hiccups for a ridiculously long time like three years or something? I can't remember if they ever did get the hiccups to go away, but several years afterwards, she ended up going to jail for something. We'd better keep an eye on Ash and make sure she doesn't turn into a criminal!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 28, 2011, 10:50:12 pm
You know, the hiccups can turn a person violent. Remember there was that American girl who had the hiccups for a ridiculously long time like three years or something? I can't remember if they ever did get the hiccups to go away, but several years afterwards, she ended up going to jail for something. We'd better keep an eye on Ash and make sure she doesn't turn into a criminal!


if anything it made me very tired and i had to come home from school early because i felt kind of sick.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: dimebag on May 03, 2011, 01:14:39 pm
Very happy today,after almost two years of unemployment i FINALLY got a job. It has been a very tough road but i kept a positive attitude thanks to my better half & family who kept saying something will come up. Man it's brutal out there looking for work. Wasn't the HST supposed to create 1000's of job's......just saying....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 03, 2011, 01:56:01 pm
Very happy today,after almost two years of unemployment i FINALLY got a job. It has been a very tough road but i kept a positive attitude thanks to my better half & family who kept saying something will come up. Man it's brutal out there looking for work. Wasn't the HST supposed to create 1000's of job's......just saying....
Congratulations, man! I've changed a few jobs over the past year or so and I know what pain in the arse job hunting is


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 03, 2011, 02:23:55 pm
Very happy today,after almost two years of unemployment i FINALLY got a job. It has been a very tough road but i kept a positive attitude thanks to my better half & family who kept saying something will come up. Man it's brutal out there looking for work. Wasn't the HST supposed to create 1000's of job's......just saying....
Congratulations, man! I've changed a few jobs over the past year or so and I know what pain in the arse job hunting is

+1 
Congratulations on your finding a job!  I too am at about 7months of job searching.  I have been a home mom for 8 yrs now, and went back to school.  I have been out since August, and and finding it very difficult.  I rejoice at even the chance for an interview.  I am currently waiting to see if a job is coming through or not by the end of this week.  I feel your pain, brotha.  Good for you, though!  I pray you all the success in the world now that you have found your "place". 

 :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on May 03, 2011, 03:29:03 pm
Very happy today,after almost two years of unemployment i FINALLY got a job. It has been a very tough road but i kept a positive attitude thanks to my better half & family who kept saying something will come up. Man it's brutal out there looking for work. Wasn't the HST supposed to create 1000's of job's......just saying....

Congrats, man! Hope you'll be successful there :)
I'm in search for 3 month now, hope it'll end soon.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 03, 2011, 03:33:06 pm
Very happy today,after almost two years of unemployment i FINALLY got a job. It has been a very tough road but i kept a positive attitude thanks to my better half & family who kept saying something will come up. Man it's brutal out there looking for work. Wasn't the HST supposed to create 1000's of job's......just saying....

Congrats, man! Hope you'll be successful there :)
I'm in search for 3 month now, hope it'll end soon.
Seems we've all been taken by some nasty job hunting plague on this ship :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 03, 2011, 09:41:41 pm
look Familiar?



(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/123/2/b/pixel_blocks_capt___james_hat_by_w34vi1-d3fj44m.jpg)


(they are called pixel blocks)



how about now?
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/123/0/f/hat_and_head_by_w34vi1-d3fj6ms.jpg)


ehh?ehh? (and yes i know the pants are green.. meh I have limited colors)
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/123/a/2/body_by_w34vi1-d3fjafw.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 04, 2011, 01:39:54 am
hehe, very nice!
You might want to add a few extra "pixels" as Captain is growing his hair our again ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 04, 2011, 02:26:24 am
hehe, very nice!
You might want to add a few extra "pixels" as Captain is growing his hair our again ;)


lol I will eventually make an updated pixel look from the last press photo the guys took, but that will be when my stupid art block leaves me.  >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 05, 2011, 10:33:07 pm
just because i could...


btw 642 pixels (250 black, 250 white, 150 dark grey and 42 dark blue)

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/125/f/b/dream_theater_symbol_pixblock_by_w34vi1-d3fodgk.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Natt on May 08, 2011, 01:23:45 pm
just because i could...
btw 642 pixels (250 black, 250 white, 150 dark grey and 42 dark blue)
good job Ash!
seems you have quite a bit of spare time on your hands :D

And it's sushi day for me & my friends...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 08, 2011, 01:49:21 pm
just because i could...
btw 642 pixels (250 black, 250 white, 150 dark grey and 42 dark blue)
good job Ash!
seems you have quite a bit of spare time on your hands :D

And it's sushi day for me & my friends...

it actually doesn't take that long.. it only took time to find all the black, white an grey i owned to make it...(esp after the bag that i have holding all these little blocks decided to spill all over the floor)  :( and every so often i do get a day where I don't have homework (or football practice)... So I make the best of it.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 09, 2011, 01:00:51 am
so apparently My artist block has decided to get specific.... it's a DT chibi artist block.. not a standard block...


this is my proof:
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/128/c/1/goddess_wip_by_w34vi1-d3fxi3j.jpg)

and its in basic stages of realism drawing too  :-\ usually I have trouble getting the realistic shape of a human face... so this is a weird block.


It makes me bad at drawing my usual random things, but good at stuff i usually struggle with  ???


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 10, 2011, 03:48:58 pm
I am not having a good day...



1. both of my hands either have spots where they are numb, or just ache. And while i've always had had hand problems, i am so tired of the constant pain, and while me playing trombone and trying to play football isn't helping, being told that it's just tendonitis and that it isn't arthritis or carpel tunnel is getting annoying... there has to be more then just poor circulation and some tendon pain...

2. my cell phone will not load up. it either just cycles through the boot screen or gives me this nasty error message. i've tried a lot of things and nothing is working. So lovely... may have to get a new phone...

3. i'm on the brink of having a total mental meltdown today. I honestly don't know why i even came to school today, mainly because I not only have to suffer through a boring class full of stuff I could care less about, I have a "doctor's appointment" for my hands at the student health center... AND i now have to try and see what is wrong with my phone. Plus, there is some shit going down with my football team, and i'm getting tired of driving 2 hours to stand for 2 hours to drive home another 2 hours... then travel to a game and stand for more time...



EDIT: phone works again... it had to be factory reset, but it at least works again.


EDIT 2: My grandmother was rushed to the hospital today... seems she has a nasty reaction to some medication she is taking... But she is okay, she just has to say for a little while. that's all i know today... *sigh*

EDIT 3: so Gramma is okay. Seems she had a nasty migraine that made her very sick.. long story but she's okay now.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on May 11, 2011, 01:40:28 pm
Oh my goodness, Ash! I'm so sorry you're having such an awful day! About the tendinitis thing, it IS hard for general practitioners to nail down. If that's what it actually is. I've had it on and off for years, and it is very frustrating. The best advice I can give you is to ice whatever part of your body is hurting for 5 min. after you finish playing trombone or playing football. I would also recommend icing down before you go to bed. It's also a good idea to warm up with large, gentle motions for 5-10 min. before you do any physical activity. Stretching before and after the activity is also good. And hang in there, things will get better! We've all had those days!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 11, 2011, 03:48:19 pm
Oh my goodness, Ash! I'm so sorry you're having such an awful day! About the tendinitis thing, it IS hard for general practitioners to nail down. If that's what it actually is. I've had it on and off for years, and it is very frustrating. The best advice I can give you is to ice whatever part of your body is hurting for 5 min. after you finish playing trombone or playing football. I would also recommend icing down before you go to bed. It's also a good idea to warm up with large, gentle motions for 5-10 min. before you do any physical activity. Stretching before and after the activity is also good. And hang in there, things will get better! We've all had those days!


Having Raynaud's changes the playing field when it comes to my hands... it sucks. I do have an appointment with my hand doctor (well one of his PA's but close enough) next Friday... and they have all my hand problems documented (and my shoulder injury from 7-8 years ago) they know that I can't use Ice and contrast baths don't work well for me, etc...


the "doctors" at the Campus are all morons... except the urgent care doctor, she has been the only reasonable one i've delt with when i sprained ALL the muscles i my neck and upper shoulders.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on May 12, 2011, 01:05:27 pm
Oh my goodness, Ash! I'm so sorry you're having such an awful day! About the tendinitis thing, it IS hard for general practitioners to nail down. If that's what it actually is. I've had it on and off for years, and it is very frustrating. The best advice I can give you is to ice whatever part of your body is hurting for 5 min. after you finish playing trombone or playing football. I would also recommend icing down before you go to bed. It's also a good idea to warm up with large, gentle motions for 5-10 min. before you do any physical activity. Stretching before and after the activity is also good. And hang in there, things will get better! We've all had those days!


Having Raynaud's changes the playing field when it comes to my hands... it sucks. I do have an appointment with my hand doctor (well one of his PA's but close enough) next Friday... and they have all my hand problems documented (and my shoulder injury from 7-8 years ago) they know that I can't use Ice and contrast baths don't work well for me, etc...


the "doctors" at the Campus are all morons... except the urgent care doctor, she has been the only reasonable one i've delt with when i sprained ALL the muscles i my neck and upper shoulders.

I just looked up your condition online… Hadn't heard of it before. I see why you can't use ice! I know you can do contrast baths, but can you go in a Jacuzzi? That was something else my doctor had recommended to me. Or how about a gentle massage?
And yes, it is really hard to find good doctor. It took me about four years before I finally found one. Anyway, I hope you're feeling better today!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 12, 2011, 01:19:27 pm
Oh my goodness, Ash! I'm so sorry you're having such an awful day! About the tendinitis thing, it IS hard for general practitioners to nail down. If that's what it actually is. I've had it on and off for years, and it is very frustrating. The best advice I can give you is to ice whatever part of your body is hurting for 5 min. after you finish playing trombone or playing football. I would also recommend icing down before you go to bed. It's also a good idea to warm up with large, gentle motions for 5-10 min. before you do any physical activity. Stretching before and after the activity is also good. And hang in there, things will get better! We've all had those days!


Having Raynaud's changes the playing field when it comes to my hands... it sucks. I do have an appointment with my hand doctor (well one of his PA's but close enough) next Friday... and they have all my hand problems documented (and my shoulder injury from 7-8 years ago) they know that I can't use Ice and contrast baths don't work well for me, etc...


the "doctors" at the Campus are all morons... except the urgent care doctor, she has been the only reasonable one i've delt with when i sprained ALL the muscles i my neck and upper shoulders.


I just looked up your condition online… Hadn't heard of it before. I see why you can't use ice! I know you can do contrast baths, but can you go in a Jacuzzi? That was something else my doctor had recommended to me. Or how about a gentle massage?
And yes, it is really hard to find good doctor. It took me about four years before I finally found one. Anyway, I hope you're feeling better today!

The temp changes from a contrast bath are too extreme.

Raynaud's is a cruel condition. Doctors don't know what causes it and there is no cure. The carpel tunnel is a new thing, and my hand doctor was worried my hands could get it. Just tired of hurting, but don't want to laid up to long because of surgery.

Such a delima.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 20, 2011, 05:29:35 pm
so had a doctor's appointment for my hands with my usual doctor... and they think I either have a cartilage problem with my carpel bones to my Ulna... or a ligament on two carpel bones has some problems... they can't determine it until I get an MRI... (all for my Right hand) my left hand is just getting beat up and the Ulna nerve likes to get squished when My hand gets hit hard. So unless the "numbness" spreads to my pointer and middle finger, i just have to make sure I don't hit my hand to hard.



SO... with my season in a weird place, If we win our game tomorrow we clench our division etc... playoffs are in our sights. well that helps off any MRI, and/or surgery that might have to be done...


*sigh*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Hprog on May 21, 2011, 06:32:42 am
I'm fine and the world is still there!  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on May 26, 2011, 01:14:00 pm
I'm fighting the good fight against a cold. It's in its beginning stages, and I'm determined not to let it take over >:(
Update: I ended up going to the doctor last night because I was feeling so awful. Turns out it's a sinus infection…  :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 29, 2011, 07:46:26 am
I'm fighting the good fight against a cold. It's in its beginning stages, and I'm determined not to let it take over >:(
Update: I ended up going to the doctor last night because I was feeling so awful. Turns out it's a sinus infection…  :(

Drink lots of water and get this stuff to clear the congestion in your sinuses:
(http://asset0.wellmedia.ca/images/large/products/hydrasense-nasal-spray_1197473862_LRG.gif)
It's salt water so it's all natural and it does indeed work.

On my own side of the fece:

I cut off 12 inches of my hair yesterday for Locks of Love yesterday!  www.locksoflove.org  It feels so different from having hair down to my butt to now just past my shoulders.  Well...I have been saying I wanted to do this for a few months now, and I did it.   My hair is sitting in an envelope and I am waiting for an email from a hosptial in downtown Toronto to see if they are still a drop off point for LoL or if I have to send it somewhere else.  I still can't believe after 5 yrs of long hair that it's gone.  Wow..... :o :) 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on May 31, 2011, 01:55:09 pm
Sinus infection is finally diminishing, thanks to antibiotics.
@Donna, how wonderful that you're donating to locks of love. I always love the feeling of chopping off my hair after I haven't had it cut for a while. It's so freeing!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 31, 2011, 01:58:04 pm
I actually donated it to an organization called "Angel Hair" that is the Canadian version of LoL. 
http://www.acvf.ca/index.php/our-programs/angel-hair-for-kids/

I just sent the packet off this morning, registered mail so that I know it gets there for sure.  I know it costs quite a bit more, but for my peace of mind that nobody at the Post Office will intercept it, it's worth it. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 31, 2011, 03:11:01 pm
I actually donated it to an organization called "Angel Hair" that is the Canadian version of LoL. 
http://www.acvf.ca/index.php/our-programs/angel-hair-for-kids/

I just sent the packet off this morning, registered mail so that I know it gets there for sure.  I know it costs quite a bit more, but for my peace of mind that nobody at the Post Office will intercept it, it's worth it. 


of all the things that go through the mail someone would take.. hair is not on my list  :-\ interesting.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on May 31, 2011, 03:19:59 pm

of all the things that go through the mail someone would take.. hair is not on my list  :-\ interesting.

I know, I didn't believe it either, but the hair dresser and her collegues made me very aware that these idiots exists.  You can't put your faith in a lot of things these days, so it's best to take the precautions.  I guess there is a market for...uhhh.....hair.   ??? :o


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 31, 2011, 03:41:16 pm

of all the things that go through the mail someone would take.. hair is not on my list  :-\ interesting.

I know, I didn't believe it either, but the hair dresser and her collegues made me very aware that these idiots exists.  You can't put your faith in a lot of things these days, so it's best to take the precautions.  I guess there is a market for...uhhh.....hair.   ??? :o


nothing like an image of a creepy guy with a big coat going:
"psst... hey you... wanna buy a wig..."



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on June 01, 2011, 03:10:58 pm

of all the things that go through the mail someone would take.. hair is not on my list  :-\ interesting.

I know, I didn't believe it either, but the hair dresser and her collegues made me very aware that these idiots exists.  You can't put your faith in a lot of things these days, so it's best to take the precautions.  I guess there is a market for...uhhh.....hair.   ??? To
I recently heard something on the radio about people breaking into stores and stealing hair extensions. Some store clerk even got shot. Ridiculous!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on June 07, 2011, 09:59:33 am
Im finally getting over my....poison something....Ivy, Oak, Sumac I'm not sure which but it's starting to go away.

so many myths.....I did so much reading....I didn't get all that itchy though.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 13, 2011, 02:05:00 am
so a couple of things...


1. having the hardest time with a stupid artist block on the new DT signature i've been meaning to do... I just can't seem to get a coherent though to draw.


and 2. My football team is in the playoffs, and for our first game We are traveling from Portland Oregon to Kenosha Wisconsin on June 25th. So if you happen to be in that area come watch my team play :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 14, 2011, 03:41:24 am
I hate when I get into one of those modes where I question my worth. I have been asking  myself "if I walked away would anyone even notice?"

And sadly I can answer no one would miss me. No one give a damn about me working my ass off anyway. I am just there to fill in space apparently... and I am tired of the generic comments and the snide remarks made to my face by people who need to shut their mouths.

Sorry for unloading here. I am just tired of being treated like crap. I am at the point of saying everyone needs to call me chopped liver, because that seems to be what I am to a few people.

(For the record this has nothing to do with people on this board.)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Traveller69 on June 14, 2011, 05:21:15 am
After a great weekend on a campsite with my girlfriend and her daughter I was feeling very good about myself/my life/my girlfriend etc.

However, this morning my heater broke, spilling water over the floor. Luckily I was able to close the leak, but I had to shut off the machine and it will probably have to be replaced. Can't find a company that can come over today to fix the problem right away and it will probably cost me a lot of money.

On a sidenote, I will get a refund from taxes in the next couple of weeks and I was hoping to spend it on some nice things for myself and my girlfriend, but now it is already spent :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on June 14, 2011, 12:34:07 pm
I hate when I get into one of those modes where I question my worth. I have been asking  myself "if I walked away would anyone even notice?"

And sadly I can answer no one would miss me. No one give a damn about me working my ass off anyway. I am just there to fill in space apparently... and I am tired of the generic comments and the snide remarks made to my face by people who need to shut their mouths.

Sorry for unloading here. I am just tired of being treated like crap. I am at the point of saying everyone needs to call me chopped liver, because that seems to be what I am to a few people.

(For the record this has nothing to do with people on this board.)
I get into those moods every now and again. Rest assured, people would miss you. Even if it doesn't seem like it right now, they would. I know we certainly would around here!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 14, 2011, 11:26:22 pm
a preview and sketch of the new Dream Theater Signature...

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/165/f/a/dt_signature_wip_by_w34vi1-d3ix5nr.jpg)

btw... the image translates as such:
the Cap't (minis his hat) and his shovel
JMX jamming in his own corner
Jordan and his wizard ways with a Continuum, Ipad and some keys
JP with bear ears, a Jesus-esk look and in World Domination mode
Mangini is a Genie (joking about how to pronounce his name... Man-Genie)

Thus for the Lamp with the Majesty Symbol :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on June 20, 2011, 03:11:05 pm
Finally!
I get a job, after 3 more month of idleness. Need to get accustomed to get up early again  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Traveller69 on June 21, 2011, 03:25:12 am
@MuumiPeikko - congratulations !!!  ;D

I don't find getting up early not a big problem, but in order to do it, I have to go to bed early, and that's a real problem with so many things to do.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 21, 2011, 07:00:36 pm
I am not liking how this little sketch is turning out. so it is in the back burner... YET I have been slightly inspired by a random style for a signature idea.. yet I am not sure how long it will take me to pull off such a style... once I have working sketches I'll show them here...


EDIT: well this idea is going to be rather... different from my past concepts... :P


EDIT2: (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/172/f/e/dt_sig_wip_by_w34vi1-d3jlzss.jpg)
quick sketch... and a more "realism" approach... your thoughts?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 21, 2011, 08:31:28 pm
I like it.  I like where it's going.  Sometimes, simple is best, you know?
But I do like it. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 21, 2011, 08:38:16 pm
I like it.  I like where it's going.  Sometimes, simple is best, you know?
But I do like it. 

I am trying to not repate my signature styles... so at least this gives me something new to work with.


Glad you like it :)

EDIT: (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/172/4/6/dt_sig_wip_by_w34vi1-d3jlzss.jpg)
now with faces sketched in... and yet still keeping that w34vi1 feel to it ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 21, 2011, 09:14:57 pm
Shaping up nicely..... :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 23, 2011, 03:19:04 am
so the image will have to wait til after i get back from Kenosha Wisconsin. My team has a game there saturday.


if you are in the area or near and want to see some Women playing American Football come to Indian Trails Academy, Charles Jaskwhich Stadium, 6800 60th St , Kenosha, WI 53144


If (when) we in, we move onto the next round of playoffs and potentially play Los Angeles for the Conference Championships to play in Austin Tx.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on June 23, 2011, 05:29:22 pm
I just got back from an awesome vacation to Boston. I particularly enjoyed the MIT Museum, the tour of the USS Constitution (an old naval vessel), and walking up and down Beacon Hill. Plus, all of the locals were in a good mood because of the Stanley Cup. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 26, 2011, 04:29:41 pm
*sigh* well after traveling to Kenosha Wisconsin for playoffs...my team lost 13-12, thus we are finished for the year.


EDIT: this was a video made for us by OPB to help us with playoffs (and yours truly is in the video... I am #47)
 http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/outdoors/article/portland-shockwave-womens-football-team-playoff-bound/


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 28, 2011, 08:16:12 pm
so new signature finished. Not as artistically epic as my signatures of the past, at least it is finished.  :-\



*look below at my signature*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on June 28, 2011, 08:33:39 pm
Looks great! 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 28, 2011, 08:36:46 pm
Looks great! 

Thank you :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on June 29, 2011, 01:27:07 pm
so new signature finished. Not as artistically epic as my signatures of the past, at least it is finished.  :-\



*look below at my signature*
I like James's eyes!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 29, 2011, 01:36:42 pm
so new signature finished. Not as artistically epic as my signatures of the past, at least it is finished.  :-\



*look below at my signature*
I like James's eyes!

makes me laugh that i drew him Poker faced. Ah well. Thank you :)





in other news, saw the doctor again today... and some time soon I will be going in for an MRI about my hand... I won't lie I am scared, but more of the tube itself. The doctor is worried I have a Scapholunate ligament issue. (two bones in the hand that are connected by the ligament.) if surgery is needed then the doctor has told me it will be with two pins... and 3 months of recovery. *sigh*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 29, 2011, 01:49:21 pm
WHOA WHOA WHOA. I check this place after just a couple of weeks and not only is our bar thread gone, but we don't even have a bar? What is this? I NEED A DRINK, PEOPLE. >:( :D

(In all seriousness, though, why is it gone? Was someone ::gasp:: offended by the idea of people pretending to drink alcohol on a music forum, or something?)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 29, 2011, 01:54:52 pm
WHOA WHOA WHOA. I check this place after just a couple of weeks and not only is our bar thread gone, but we don't even have a bar? What is this? I NEED A DRINK, PEOPLE. >:( :D

(In all seriousness, though, why is it gone? Was someone ::gasp:: offended by the idea of people pretending to drink alcohol on a music forum, or something?)

might have got accidentally deleted when we had our Spam attack(s)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on June 29, 2011, 02:37:50 pm
WHOA WHOA WHOA. I check this place after just a couple of weeks and not only is our bar thread gone, but we don't even have a bar? What is this? I NEED A DRINK, PEOPLE. >:( :D

(In all seriousness, though, why is it gone? Was someone ::gasp:: offended by the idea of people pretending to drink alcohol on a music forum, or something?)

might have got accidentally deleted when we had our Spam attack(s)

But then, why would the forum have been renamed the "Off Topic" forum, when it used to the called the Bar Board? Seems pretty intentional to me. :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 29, 2011, 02:39:04 pm
WHOA WHOA WHOA. I check this place after just a couple of weeks and not only is our bar thread gone, but we don't even have a bar? What is this? I NEED A DRINK, PEOPLE. >:( :D

(In all seriousness, though, why is it gone? Was someone ::gasp:: offended by the idea of people pretending to drink alcohol on a music forum, or something?)

might have got accidentally deleted when we had our Spam attack(s)

But then, why would the forum have been renamed the "Off Topic" forum, when it used to the called the Bar Board? Seems pretty intentional to me. :P
no idea...




on the flip side.  while Steve is the photoshop master... this is how I envision the new DT song (in a literal sense)

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/180/8/a/on_the_backs_of_angels_by_w34vi1-d3kgdp2.png)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 01, 2011, 06:22:27 pm
had an athrogram MRI today... I never want to go through that again. when I had to have the contrast dye and MRI dye injected the the radiologist was such an ass I wanted to kick him. PLUS really REALLY hurt. then I had to spent 40 min in the MRI, nice thing was I was face down so I didn't have to stare at the machine. and while i did have music (heavy metal of course) I couldn't hear it over the sound of the MRI...



once I have my appointment with my doctor... the next step is surgery. However, because of a football camp at the end of the month, it'll have to wait til August.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 02, 2011, 12:07:55 am
WHOA WHOA WHOA. I check this place after just a couple of weeks and not only is our bar thread gone, but we don't even have a bar? What is this? I NEED A DRINK, PEOPLE. >:( :D

(In all seriousness, though, why is it gone? Was someone ::gasp:: offended by the idea of people pretending to drink alcohol on a music forum, or something?)

might have got accidentally deleted when we had our Spam attack(s)

But then, why would the forum have been renamed the "Off Topic" forum, when it used to the called the Bar Board? Seems pretty intentional to me. :P

Well....to put it plainly....I requested it of Rob to change it.  Our Board has changed, and so have the members.  It wasn't a frequented thread, and frankly, this place isn't about me.  It is about James and his work in and outside of Dream Theater.  I guess I had a few doses of humility a couple of weeks ago here via a couple of instances, and I made the deicsion to message Rob to change it for me.  It was fun for a while, but well...the only thing that is constant is change.  It just ran it's course and that's all.   Feel free to post up your food and drinks in any other thread here.....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dargor on July 02, 2011, 06:23:07 pm
I can understand that decision, Donna :)  Being a bar wench isn't always a pleasure of course...  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 02, 2011, 07:54:37 pm
WHOA WHOA WHOA. I check this place after just a couple of weeks and not only is our bar thread gone, but we don't even have a bar? What is this? I NEED A DRINK, PEOPLE. >:( :D

(In all seriousness, though, why is it gone? Was someone ::gasp:: offended by the idea of people pretending to drink alcohol on a music forum, or something?)

might have got accidentally deleted when we had our Spam attack(s)

But then, why would the forum have been renamed the "Off Topic" forum, when it used to the called the Bar Board? Seems pretty intentional to me. :P

Well....to put it plainly....I requested it of Rob to change it.  Our Board has changed, and so have the members.  It wasn't a frequented thread, and frankly, this place isn't about me.  It is about James and his work in and outside of Dream Theater.  I guess I had a few doses of humility a couple of weeks ago here via a couple of instances, and I made the deicsion to message Rob to change it for me.  It was fun for a while, but well...the only thing that is constant is change.  It just ran it's course and that's all.   Feel free to post up your food and drinks in any other thread here.....


Well, that's cool, I was just hoping it wasn't because someone decided to start drama about it. I haven't been to the Bar thread in...god, I don't know how long. It was good while it lasted though.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 02, 2011, 10:18:03 pm
@ Dargor - Thanks, Martijn.... :-*
@ nicoli - we did have some fun for a while there, didn't we?   :D ;D  <<<kind of missing Space Dye Jess, Shadowgirl, Mully....>>>

I think newer members here thought that since I "help" out Rob and Jenn maintain the Board, that I could actually GET them somewhere with James on a personal level.  Well....read me now...I am here to tell you that you are shamefully, and sorrowfully WRONG.  I will say this here and now publically.  DO NOT pm me, or "friend" me on Facebook for this reason.  It will get you nowhere, simply because...I am just like all of you.  A simple, 40 year old house wife and proud mother who re-discovered DT in her late 20's and stumbled upon this Board, and was in the right place ar the right time.  I have no "in" with him or his family, or with DT and I don't go looking for it like a star struck teen.  But I am thankful for the wondeful people that this place helped me to know.  I am blessed to know them and call them my friends, and musical "buds". 
So...it ain't the end....just a new beginning. And I look forward to it. 
 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 03, 2011, 07:19:42 pm
@ Dargor - Thanks, Martijn.... :-*
@ nicoli - we did have some fun for a while there, didn't we?   :D ;D  <<<kind of missing Space Dye Jess, Shadowgirl, Mully....>>>

I think newer members here thought that since I "help" out Rob and Jenn maintain the Board, that I could actually GET them somewhere with James on a personal level.  Well....read me now...I am here to tell you that you are shamefully, and sorrowfully WRONG.  I will say this here and now publically.  DO NOT pm me, or "friend" me on Facebook for this reason.  It will get you nowhere, simply because...I am just like all of you.  A simple, 40 year old house wife and proud mother who re-discovered DT in her late 20's and stumbled upon this Board, and was in the right place ar the right time.  I have no "in" with him or his family, or with DT and I don't go looking for it like a star struck teen.  But I am thankful for the wondeful people that this place helped me to know.  I am blessed to know them and call them my friends, and musical "buds". 
So...it ain't the end....just a new beginning. And I look forward to it. 
 

Yeah, for all of their ridiculous stunts, I do miss Jess and Mullz...Trouble Twins that they were. ;) And I miss everyone else who doesn't come around so much, as well.

I hadn't realized people were trying to pull that crap with you, Donna. I'm sorry that you've been put upon recently. ::HUGS:: I'm also sorry if I sounded confrontational here - I was mostly just shocked to see the Bar gone and I immediately assumed some extreme anti-alcohol person came on here and flamed us all for having an imaginary one. :P Although thinking about that possibility now, it doesn't sound all that probable because...who here would even listen to them? :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 03, 2011, 08:14:03 pm
OMGosh, nicoli....don't think that you were confrontational AT ALL...FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR from it, my sweetness.  Far from it.  Didn't even cross my mind.  And I should be the one to apologize if I sounded like a total biotch there in my last post, but I feel it needed to be said that I can't get people anywhere just by being my ...uhhh..."friend".  Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuust in case anyone was...you know...."wondering"..... ;) ;D
I wub u Nic.....no doubt about it....


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 03, 2011, 08:17:32 pm
Donna a lot of us love you here!


(http://www.birthdayowner.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/disney-princess-cake.jpg)


things happen... that's the best way I can describe.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 03, 2011, 08:46:02 pm
OMG!!!!  More CAKE?!!!!!
 ;D ;D ;D
Forgive me...I just had my parents' 50th wedding anniversary today and there was LOTS of great Italian cuisine and a we ordered a wonderful strawberry shortcake cake for them. 
But thank you for the sentiment and the Princess cake complete with tiara.... ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 03, 2011, 09:16:20 pm
OMG!!!!  More CAKE?!!!!!
 ;D ;D ;D
Forgive me...I just had my parents' 50th wedding anniversary today and there was LOTS of great Italian cuisine and a we ordered a wonderful strawberry shortcake cake for them. 
But thank you for the sentiment and the Princess cake complete with tiara.... ;D

my bad!

well then how about some nice Italian dishes?

Chicken marsala?
(http://www.rochesterwebdesign.com/davincisnew/achicken_marsala_5435.jpg)

Black Bass With Sicilian-Style Pesto?
(http://www.marthastewart.com/sites/files/marthastewart.com/images/content/tv/martha_stewart_show/show_photos/3101_3150/3117_022208_blackbass_l.jpg)

or any flavor of gelato?
(http://www.doorcountypizza.com/images/gelato.bmp)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 03, 2011, 09:20:36 pm
Yer killin' me here.     :D :D :D

This is where we took my parents and celebrated 50 years of sticking together through thick and thin without fail...and without throwing in the towel:
http://www.zafferano.ca
WARINING...turn down the volume as there is automatic Italian pop music that comes on when you click on the link.   ;)
They did a SUPERB job today.  They are a bit north of Toronto in our suburb of Vaughan.  Loved it. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 03, 2011, 09:47:24 pm
Yer killin' me here.     :D :D :D

This is where we took my parents and celebrated 50 years of sticking together through thick and thin without fail...and without throwing in the towel:
http://www.zafferano.ca
WARINING...turn down the volume as there is automatic Italian pop music that comes on when you click on the link.   ;)
They did a SUPERB job today.  They are a bit north of Toronto in our suburb of Vaughan.  Loved it. 


ahahahahahahaha


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 05, 2011, 01:48:54 pm
In the spirit of needing some amusement in order to keep from hating the world, picture this along with me:

Actually, first, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7tfdIytMrw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7tfdIytMrw)

THEN: picture Voldemort and the Death Eaters performing the very same song in the Forbidden Forest after they "kill" Harry Potter. Snape plays keys. In fact, he plays the keyboard with the really cheesy brass patch. Voldemort is of course the choir master and Bellatrix does have a pretty badass vocal riff in there somewhere.

This, people, is my dream. If Warner Brothers does have this somewhere in the credits/bloopers (which they probably won't, because this is MY sick fantasy), I'm going to write them a letter and ASK them to do it. That or ask them to lend me the actors in costume and some set time so I can do it myself!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 05, 2011, 01:53:05 pm
I'd also like the share the other thing that is keeping a smile on my face. I've never liked Michelle Branch or any of her songs, but Ted Poley (of Danger Danger fame) covered her recent hit "Breathe" and made me change my mind. If only because I keep envisioning him driving a fake taxi and looking like the total goofball that he is.

SEE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ewx665FeOo


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Dargor on July 06, 2011, 10:01:33 am
Yesterday I had a great day, visiting the city of Gent in the north of Belgium. Once, around 1700, Gent was one of the richest cities in Europa because of the trade. There are a lot of old buildings left.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/5906359334_1c6b8a8aac_z.jpg)

Look here to see more photo's --> http://www.flickr.com/photos/30521717@N04/sets/72157627125016568/show/ (will start a slideshow)

Enjoy!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 06, 2011, 01:36:48 pm
Oooh, pretty! :) Thank you for sharing. Your photography is excellent.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: marcosf on July 06, 2011, 03:40:20 pm
Yesterday I had a great day, visiting the city of Gent in the north of Belgium. Once, around 1700, Gent was one of the richest cities in Europa because of the trade. There are a lot of old buildings left.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/5906359334_1c6b8a8aac_z.jpg)

Look here to see more photo's --> http://www.flickr.com/photos/30521717@N04/sets/72157627125016568/show/ (will start a slideshow)

Enjoy!
Nice city indeed! And excellent photographs. Wide lens, inst' it?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 07, 2011, 07:39:31 pm
today has been a good day. I hit a goldmine at Goodwill. apparently someone cleaned out their Prog collection and I now only miss three physical CD's for my DT discography collection.  (otherwise the missing three I bought via itunes, but I want them physically) It has made my day :)


also saw a LOT of King's X and Queensryche there too... but that wasn't my focus :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on July 08, 2011, 01:58:48 pm
Off to St. Petersburg for my third Iron Maiden gig! :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 09, 2011, 12:36:27 am
today has been a good day. I hit a goldmine at Goodwill. apparently someone cleaned out their Prog collection and I now only miss three physical CD's for my DT discography collection.  (otherwise the missing three I bought via itunes, but I want them physically) It has made my day :)


also saw a LOT of King's X and Queensryche there too... but that wasn't my focus :P

Gotta love those...I scored a vinyl jackpot at Southern Thrift a few months back and found both a Michael Thompson Band album and a Marillion album, neither of which I would ever expect to find in a Nashville thrift store. I got most of my gems in the used sections of stores.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 09, 2011, 12:41:15 am
I'm starting to realize why so many people have up and quit my job. There is simply too much expected of us. There is no way we can do all we are expected to do in just 42.5 hours per week (and yeah, the state government DOES try to put a cap on our overtime even though they're required to pay us for all the time we work, and we all definitely need more than 45 hours per week just to try to keep a handle on things, never mind work up to standards).

I really want to stick this job out, but I've been "on the floor" for six months now and I still feel like a complete and total failure even though my performance is supposedly on par with what is expected of me. I just...need hugs. And drinks. Who wants drinks with me?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on July 09, 2011, 08:50:13 am
Awww...nicoli....don't be so hard on yourself, girl.   We are only human and can only do so much in the time that we are given.  I said this to my girle a couple of weeks ago:  the weight of the world does not fall on one human alone.  We all need to work together in order for this "place" to keep going, or to get better.  I am praying that your work colleagues are pulling their share of the job as well.  I know that the job that you do is probably very stressful and very demanding - but I also know that you are making a difference to somebody, even though you don't see it or hear it. 

If your superiors are saying that you are doing a good job, then just keep doing what you are doing and be satisfied with that.  I have said this before about you and I will say it again.  I have "read" you here from high school student, to a working and married woman.  You have come a lot farther where lots of ladies in society just give up and settle for a lot less. 

Here...it's Saturday morning as I type this.  Let's have something together:
(http://food.daemonstv.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/sour-cream-pancakes-maple-syrup-499x312.jpg)
(http://www.dessertladycafe.com/pb/wp_d6fc14b9sub4/images/sweet_table_fruit_platter1.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on July 09, 2011, 02:31:18 pm
MMM, breakfast. :-) Now there's something that makes a person want to be awake! Thank you, Donna, for your awesomeness. ::HUGS:: :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 14, 2011, 01:36:19 am
hmm... so i find out in like 11 hours (from this post) if I have to be casted up for 3 months OR have surgery and then be casted up... Either way something will be done about my hand. depending on what happens and how I feel tomorrow I'll give an update on what the decision is.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 14, 2011, 02:52:01 pm
so talking to the doctor didn't solve anything with my hand... instead he now thinks its just some tendonitis and maybe synovitis (inflammation within the joint), all because the MRI didn't show anything... but why did my X-ray show that both the scaphoid and the lunate bone with a larger gap then in my other hand.

well the doctor can't answer that, and won't do surgery because he feels its not needed. However all I can do it just "sit and wait to see what happens." I have done that for some time and its not getting better... I am getting tired of hurting.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on July 14, 2011, 04:50:36 pm
Well, I'm relieved to be living in the 21st century with electricity again. Chicago got hit by this devastating storm with 80 mile-per-hour winds on Monday. The storm that hit my particular suburb lasted only about 20 min., but it was enough to knock down plenty of trees and for the power to go out. We didn't get power again until yesterday afternoon (Wednesday). So hubby and I had a stressful few days in the summer heat with no AC. We had to take the contents of our refrigerator over to my mother's house. We were also worried about our pet guinea pigs. They're not supposed to be in temperatures over 77°F, and it got up to about 83° in our condo. Thankfully, they drank a lot of water and did okay. I spent yesterday evening enjoying the simple pleasure of flicking light switches on and off. It's easy to take electricity for granted, but boy, did I miss it when I didn't have it!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 14, 2011, 05:33:26 pm
Just came back from trying to set up appointments with the Physical Therapist... they are booked (no surprised there) and if they can get me in, the soonest is first week of August. And they thought it was weird that my x-ray showed one thing but the MRI said another. so yeah more waiting! I almost wonder if it would be easier to just have my hand removed...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 28, 2011, 10:27:00 pm
I'm impressed I found this. And I give this HS director some props!


http://youtu.be/ehtzbvP6erM


A bunch of us can't convince our University Director to do a DT show :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on July 29, 2011, 03:28:24 pm
I like the cymbal crashes in that video. It's a pretty powerful version of "I Walk beside You". I found that they also did a version of "Vacant", although I can't say that I liked it as much.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 29, 2011, 03:57:46 pm
I like the cymbal crashes in that video. It's a pretty powerful version of "I Walk beside You". I found that they also did a version of "Vacant", although I can't say that I liked it as much.

they did IWBY, Vacant and Overture 1928 in that show...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 18, 2011, 06:38:33 pm
I am very annoyed with myself. I accidentally nicked my middle finger on my left hand with a knife, and now I can't practice my violin. Why do I have to be such a klutz? >:(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 18, 2011, 06:53:07 pm
I am very annoyed with myself. I accidentally nicked my middle finger on my left hand with a knife, and now I can't practice my violin. Why do I have to be such a klutz? >:(


I hope your finger heals quickly.  :-[



btw... say hello to my little friend
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/230/6/f/say_hello_to_my_little_friend_by_w34vi1-d471ocy.jpg)

the doctors keep giving me the same story, and finally it was decided to see if casting my right hand would help it heal... While I have this til the end of the month, who knows if it will really help.

I already have to pull out the valve trombone for marching band this year, because I cannot play a slide trombone, thanks to this hand... ah well C'est La Vie


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on August 20, 2011, 06:29:14 pm
Guys, I noticed that I am not coming this thread very often and just seeing some of you got injured. Be well soon, mates.

Me? Nowadays, Turkey is like a 100C oven and I'm cooked in it. HELL! I want winter back!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 22, 2011, 06:36:17 am
I hope your arm will heal soon, Ash!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 22, 2011, 03:57:21 pm
the doctors keep giving me the same story, and finally it was decided to see if casting my right hand would help it heal... While I have this til the end of the month, who knows if it will really help.

I already have to pull out the valve trombone for marching band this year, because I cannot play a slide trombone, thanks to this hand... ah well C'est La Vie
That cast looks like a pain in the butt, or arm, I guess. I hope it helps!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Traveller69 on August 23, 2011, 07:16:21 am
Having lower back pain for over 3 weeks now. Thursday is the start of my therapy sessions in the gym. According to my fysiotherapist the best remedy would be to not sit for a week (so mostly lying down, standing up or walking around). Although that sounds great it is not possible with my work as I am a programmer.

When the therapy does not work, I have to take some days of and as a self employed programmer who just started a new project where I have to replace someone that would be very hard.

On top of that, yesterday I banged my head hard against a steel beam while walking in a store. I was looking to the left while this beam stepped right in front of me :)
As I said, banged my head pretty hard, so hard even, I fell to the ground a bit dizzy. After putting on my glasses that fell of, I noticed blood on my hands. It wasn't a cut, but the skin above my brow was ripped open from the impact. A guy from the store put some bandages on and of I went to the ER. It wasn't real big and could be glued together. When I woke up this morning my eye already turned blue/red so I'm hoping it will not be too bad the next couple of days.

Well, that's it for now, haven't had so much bad luck in a short time for all my life. I must have done something to upset the universe...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 23, 2011, 01:42:40 pm
@Traveller69, what a nightmare! Hope you feel better soon. Seems like a lot of us forum members are having some bad luck with injuries, etc.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 26, 2011, 02:58:36 pm
I hope everyone on the East Coast are safe not only because of the hurricane but also from any stages that are not properly built.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Diana on August 26, 2011, 07:56:05 pm
Get well soon, w34vi1, Traveller69
--
Oh God, i hope everyone on the East Coast is safe and prepared for the hurricane - so frightening ...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Subu on August 26, 2011, 09:00:34 pm
Very, VERY concerned for a friend that lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.....just a couple of blocks from the ocean.....in the direct path of this monster storm...... :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Diana on August 27, 2011, 07:20:18 am
I hope your friend, meanwhile, is safe.
R. Pasch (hurricane specialist of the NHC) said there were signs that "Irene" might have weakened before reaching North Carolina but that even below hurricane strength it would be very destructive. It is so frightening ...
My best friend and some of my colleagues are currently in NYC. I am very concerned. :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 31, 2011, 03:50:59 pm
got the cast off... however, ended up getting an injection in my wrist... meh. It sucks.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on August 31, 2011, 08:39:35 pm
It's one step closer to where you wanna be, Ash.  At least the cast is off now....
Hope you heal quickly...... :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 01, 2011, 08:58:09 pm
pulled off the band-aids today to take a shower... and I found out I received three shots.  :o no wonder my hand hurt so much yesterday. Today it's still a little swollen, and a nice bruise is forming where the injections were... now I have to have some PT, and wear my specially made splint until at Oct 14th at the earliest.


once my hand starts feeling a little better, I need to get in gear and draw some new Chibi's to take with me to the Sept 27th Concert. If everything aligns right for me, the guys can finally put a face to the "infamous" w34vi1  ;D as well as many of the people here :P


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on September 03, 2011, 04:56:43 pm
I just listened new Opeth's album (don't ask how, you know that. lol, I already ordered it but I regretted) Ok, this album is awful. This is not like Opeth, it's something different. I'm sorry for that but... Oh, it hurts. One of my fav. bands is going bad... 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Hprog on September 04, 2011, 11:56:58 am
I just listened new Opeth's album (don't ask how, you know that. lol, I already ordered it but I regretted) Ok, this album is awful. This is not like Opeth, it's something different. I'm sorry for that but... Oh, it hurts. One of my fav. bands is going bad... 

Well, I just listened to it and I liked it very much! It's different, yes, but the compositions and performances are great. There is no death metal on it, but that was to be expected from comments that became public in Internet some months ago. I think it's an experimental step and I welcome it. Now that you already ordered it and regret that, you can present me with your copy  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SpikeScorcher on September 04, 2011, 01:29:21 pm
How am I? Wouldn't you like to know.  8)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 07, 2011, 01:26:33 pm
I am overwhelmed with the first week of the fall semester. I'm excited that I have a bunch of new students now, but I've been so busy all week!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 08, 2011, 03:14:04 pm
it might be time for another new signature... question is... what to do this time?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Traveller69 on September 14, 2011, 02:53:47 am
Compared to more global problems like hunger, uproar in the middle east, soldiers dying when trying to secure peace I shouldn't complain.

But I do complain, still having pain in my lower back, for almost 2 months now. It starts affecting my total condition, and all I wanna do is walk around or be in bed. Sitting, which I have to do al day because I'm a programmer, is getting real hard. Have to get up every half hour to walk straight. So getting lots of coffee for my coworkers. Hope my therapist can help me getting rid of the pain much quicker than is happening right now.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 14, 2011, 09:31:34 pm
Compared to more global problems like hunger, uproar in the middle east, soldiers dying when trying to secure peace I shouldn't complain.

But I do complain, still having pain in my lower back, for almost 2 months now. It starts affecting my total condition, and all I wanna do is walk around or be in bed. Sitting, which I have to do al day because I'm a programmer, is getting real hard. Have to get up every half hour to walk straight. So getting lots of coffee for my coworkers. Hope my therapist can help me getting rid of the pain much quicker than is happening right now.

yeah i feel your pain... my hand is still painful, and two PT's of mine think its a cartliage issue, but the doctor doesn't. If i get the run around again, its to another doctor. (joy...)






being a student who has to pay for school myself, it stinks when people at the school decide to strike and financial aid is potentially going to be delayed... I was hoping to use the aid to take care of a few school things, but also buy myself a late b-day prezzy to meet the guys.. well since the M&G's close the 17th, the venue change that is seated (which means the M&G's have to be checked) AND my money coming the 19th at the earliest... so much for trying to go.

Today has not been a good day for me... between my hand, three dogs I want to knock out... and little shit here and there. I've just about had enough. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 15, 2011, 12:52:30 pm
Compared to more global problems like hunger, uproar in the middle east, soldiers dying when trying to secure peace I shouldn't complain.

But I do complain, still having pain in my lower back, for almost 2 months now. It starts affecting my total condition, and all I wanna do is walk around or be in bed. Sitting, which I have to do al day because I'm a programmer, is getting real hard. Have to get up every half hour to walk straight. So getting lots of coffee for my coworkers. Hope my therapist can help me getting rid of the pain much quicker than is happening right now.
Once you have finished your therapy, you might be interested in trying out the Alexander Technique. Basically, you work with a teacher who helps you correct your posture and the way that you use your body. Part of the theory behind it is that pain comes from "misuse" of the body. I've been taking some lessons myself, and I think they've been helping with some of my chronic pain issues. Anyhow, you can check it out here http://www.amsatonline.org/.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on September 15, 2011, 02:50:05 pm
saw my OT again today, and she said it was bull the hoops my doctor is making me go through... along with my PT she still thinks I have a cartilage tear in my wrist, and she is upset that they are not helping me. As she said, apparently Female athlete means injured worker... if I was a college athlete, or a man then things would be done differently. Alas I have an appointment with Doctor #4. However this time the doctor is located at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland Oregon. my OT swears that this doctor is smart enough to take into account EVERYTHING and not just put me to the side. Let's hope.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Traveller69 on September 19, 2011, 03:57:23 am
But I do complain, still having pain in my lower back,
Once you have finished your therapy, you might be interested in trying out the Alexander Technique. Basically, you work with a teacher who helps you correct your posture and the way that you use your body. Part of the theory behind it is that pain comes from "misuse" of the body. I've been taking some lessons myself, and I think they've been helping with some of my chronic pain issues. Anyhow, you can check it out here http://www.amsatonline.org/.
Thanks.
I don't know if my therapist is using this technique, but she is already examining my body movements and adjusting them. Even simply walking up the stairs is now an exercise in body movement :)

So apart from therapy (looking forward to the massage) she already focuses on exercises and posture.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 19, 2011, 11:08:33 am
She's probably not using Alexander technique. It's completely separate from physical therapy (I've had physical therapy in the past) and you have to go through a whole separate kind of training. It's actually a three year college program I think. Anyhow, best of luck with your back. I know how hard it is to retrain your body!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Kookin Keith on September 22, 2011, 10:19:14 pm
I'm doing pretty well.  Just watched the blackhawks lose another preseason game, but I'm staying optimistic for tomorrow's game lol.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 23, 2011, 05:38:19 pm
Another Chicagoan, huh? Welcome to the board!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Hprog on September 24, 2011, 06:02:57 am
Well, I have a gig today. Even though I'm not playing prog rock these days (for now), I will wear a Dream Theater t-shirt while playing. Talk about being a proud fan  ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Kookin Keith on September 25, 2011, 02:32:57 pm
Another Chicagoan, huh? Welcome to the board!

Thanks!  And yep, been living in Chicago my entire life :D

And for how I'm doing, well I just woke up after a night of of partying in a club, a bar, and eating maxwell street hot dogs mmm.  Probably just going to relax for the day lol.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Hprog on September 25, 2011, 04:50:52 pm
Been listening to DT the whole day while writing the last chapter of my Master Thesis. I've been so into ADTOE that I've neglected older albums and boy, I'm kind of re-discovering SFAM. What a great album! And James... rocks!!!

We'll meet again my frieeend, someday soooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnn...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on September 26, 2011, 04:46:45 pm
Another Chicagoan, huh? Welcome to the board!

Thanks!  And yep, been living in Chicago my entire life :D

And for how I'm doing, well I just woke up after a night of of partying in a club, a bar, and eating maxwell street hot dogs mmm.  Probably just going to relax for the day lol.
I've lived here for most of my life as well, except for the six years I was away at college. I love it here! And now you got me hungry for a hot dog. Yummy!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Hprog on October 17, 2011, 07:47:53 am
I'm doing great. I defended my Master Thesis today and was successful  ;D Dream Theater got me through a lot of the writing  :)

I'm now Master of Arts in World Heritage Studies!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Diana on October 17, 2011, 01:07:13 pm
Henry congratulations on the successful completion of your master's degree :).


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Hprog on October 17, 2011, 06:06:27 pm
Henry congratulations on the successful completion of your master's degree :).

Thanks, Diana! You have witnessed some of my hard working at the Library in Berlin :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Diana on October 18, 2011, 08:30:29 am
Tja and "summa cum laude" is the result of this hard work:D. Seriously, you have attained a university degree with the distinction "summa cum laude". In Germany! And I think that is a remarkable achievement for a non-native German speaker. Very cool. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 19, 2011, 04:25:48 am
I'm doing great. I defended my Master Thesis today and was successful  ;D Dream Theater got me through a lot of the writing  :)
I'm now Master of Arts in World Heritage Studies!

Congrats, Henry!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Hprog on October 19, 2011, 12:23:13 pm
Tja and "summa cum laude" is the result of this hard work:D. Seriously, you have attained a university degree with the distinction "summa cum laude". In Germany! And I think that is a remarkable achievement for a non-native German speaker. Very cool. :)

Well no, I didn't get a "summa cum laude". I got 1.0 in my defense (A+) and for the paper I got 1.3 (A) from a professor and 2.0 (A-). The definitive note will be given by the Head of Examination Board, but it will be good anyway :) Not perfect but good!

And thank you MuumiPeiko!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Traveller69 on October 21, 2011, 02:05:23 am
Maybe no 'summa cum laude', but still a great achievement. Congratulations.

As for myself, last week I injured my back again, just I as was feeling a little better about it.
And it happened while changing for a dinner party, when I wanted to take of my socks...  :(

And my girlfriend is having a bad time at work. A coworker of her (who has the same job function) thinks she is some sort of primus inter pares and my girl finds it very hard to work with her. She has tried very hard to really work together, but every time after they have decided on something her coworker calls or mails and tells (not discuss) that she is going to do things her way. Last week the coworker started shouting on the whole department calling my girl names (while she was on the phone with a customer), pointing at her and just leaving the building. Sounds like a borderline to me. I just hope that my girlfriends chef will be on her side (unfortunately he is on holiday).


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 24, 2011, 04:58:14 pm
Well, I had a pretty terrible weekend. My poor little guinea pig, who had been very sick for a couple of weeks, was struggling to breathe and was regurgitating her food on Saturday morning. We rushed her down to the vet, who unfortunately could not do anything else for her. We ended up having to put her to sleep. She was a sweet little animal, and my husband and I were absolutely devastated. I'm feeling a little bit less crappy today, but still very sad :'(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on October 24, 2011, 05:10:05 pm
Well, I had a pretty terrible weekend. My poor little guinea pig, who had been very sick for a couple of weeks, was struggling to breathe and was regurgitating her food on Saturday morning. We rushed her down to the vet, who unfortunately could not do anything else for her. We ended up having to put her to sleep. She was a sweet little animal, and my husband and I were absolutely devastated. I'm feeling a little bit less crappy today, but still very sad :'(

Sorry to read this  :-[ A close friend of mine had to put her dog to sleep last week, so I know, what you feel... *hugs*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on October 25, 2011, 01:48:25 pm
Thanks for the hugs. Much appreciated!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 04, 2011, 04:07:28 pm
So after getting injured back in May, seems something will be done about my hand.


December 9th I will be having surgery on my right hand. So just a word of warning if I vanish for a while.

The surgery will determine if I have a cartlage tear in my wrist and if one of the tendons is not in it's proper place. It'll be a 2 1/2 hour surgery...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on November 05, 2011, 04:13:37 pm
Good luck...we'll be rooting for ya. :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 07, 2011, 04:56:06 pm
Yes, good luck. Hopefully the surgery will help!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on November 08, 2011, 07:56:21 pm
Praying your surgery is a successful one so that you can finally get back to living your life, Ash. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on November 10, 2011, 01:39:38 pm
Hope your surgery will be successful, and you recover soon!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 10, 2011, 09:33:13 pm
the surgery date has been moved up the Nov 30th.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on November 10, 2011, 09:37:04 pm
That's good news!  The sooner you get it over with the better!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 10, 2011, 10:27:37 pm
That's good news!  The sooner you get it over with the better!

the only thing is... its during dead week (the week before finals)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 14, 2011, 04:49:41 pm
Maybe you can work something out with your professors to do your finals later?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 15, 2011, 04:48:29 pm
Maybe you can work something out with your professors to do your finals later?

Unfortunately I cannot. My only final the requires some sort of an ability to write is my Japanese final... And I have to really try and figure out what to do there.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 16, 2011, 02:46:49 pm
If the other finals require typing, rather than writing, there is one possible solution. You can get this voice recognition software called Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It's actually what I use, because I can't type very much or I will aggravate my tendinitis. Here's a link:
http://tinyurl.com/7q26ms5
it looks like the basic version of it is on sale for about $75 right now. It's a slightly costly solution, but if it helps you out of a bind, maybe it's worth it? Wish I could offer a solution for the Japanese final…


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 17, 2011, 02:18:16 am
If the other finals require typing, rather than writing, there is one possible solution. You can get this voice recognition software called Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It's actually what I use, because I can't type very much or I will aggravate my tendinitis. Here's a link:
http://tinyurl.com/7q26ms5
it looks like the basic version of it is on sale for about $75 right now. It's a slightly costly solution, but if it helps you out of a bind, maybe it's worth it? Wish I could offer a solution for the Japanese final…

my parents have been saying the same thing. However does Dragon support other languages such as Japanese. if it does I'd be all over it for stuff, despite the fact that I do have to write out everything for that class. but for myself it would help a lot.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 17, 2011, 03:00:51 pm
I did a little research. There is a Japanese version of it http://japan.nuance.com/. But it looks like you can also get certain versions of it which support multiple languages. The best thing to do would be to call them and ask them what version you should get. You can probably find the phone number on their website. It would be really awesome if the sense of helping you!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on November 17, 2011, 03:29:31 pm
Reading the FAQ's and it says the multi language version doesn't support Japanese :( but if I only have to struggle with that I'd be okay. My parents are thinking of this for me anyways. If it really helps it might be worth it.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on November 18, 2011, 03:38:46 pm
It really will help. Like I said, I can't type much at all, and Dragon has been my savior in allowing me to still be able to use a computer. If you do end up deciding to get it, the only other consideration is that you should not use the microphone which comes in the box. It is pretty poor quality. I think the website lists some better quality headsets or Bluetooth headsets which work. You are also supposed to be able to use your iPhone as a microphone with a downloadable app. I haven't tried that out yet, but it's another possibility. But if your parents are offering the get this for you, by all means, take them up on it!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Diana on November 25, 2011, 06:49:33 am
Tomorrow: Women's Giant Slalom in Aspen (USA). The Giant Slalom will take place on Saturday, November 26 and the Slalom on Sunday, November 27.  The race will be broadcast live on television. *freu freu*  :) I admire Lindsey Vonn and Maria Höfl-Riesch.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 03, 2011, 01:51:26 am
Just letting you all know I did have my surgery on the 30th. Just checking in, and letting everyone know the w34vi1 is still alive, just down to one wing.

I'll update when I feel up to sitting at a computer for more then 5 min.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on December 05, 2011, 03:47:49 pm
Hey, glad to hear from you! Hope you are feeling okay.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 05, 2011, 04:03:30 pm
my hand is still swollen, and i do still have some pain. however, its better then it was a couple of days ago.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 12, 2011, 01:53:45 am
i get the huge cast off tomorrow.

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/391073_2707365012572_1510213059_2790863_1725022907_n.jpg)


it'll be nice to see what the scars are like. (my mom suggests i should tattoo zippers on them :D)



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 13, 2011, 03:59:29 pm
after the cast beast was removed... this is what i've got now (aside from the splint i now wear)

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/388342_2787757822342_1510213059_2820048_128655692_n.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on December 15, 2011, 02:34:39 pm
I thought, scars will be bigger... Hope your full recover come really soon! And yeah +1 for zippers tattoo idea  :D

Hadn't been here for a while... Honestly - missed you, guys :)
But my last month at work was hard as hell. Almost whole November was work and sleep for me. That is the cost of preparing for good conference. But after it passed, I was really proud for work that I and our other guys did. That's a nice feeling, I never knew before :) And it was really pleasant to hear from the employees of congress center, where we did our conference, that it was the best event in the whole year  :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on December 20, 2011, 10:02:12 pm
I am temporarily reinstating the bar for this particular post. I have some awesome news. You vant to know vat it schwas? I'll tell you vat it schwas.

-I'M FINALLY GETTING A TUBAL LIGATION! In other words, I will be spayed and I will never ever ever become pregnant, so long as the procedure works. I've been waiting for this since I was eight years old.

-I'm getting five screws taken out of my face (left over from my surgery in 2008) because they've been catching on my flesh and giving me grief. It'll be a quick in-and-out procedure, and then no more pain!

Therefore, drinks are on me! Drink! Drink! Party!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 21, 2011, 11:15:09 pm
i need to do this with my art...

this shirt is just nothing but WIN

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/378059_2847875405244_1510213059_2842782_232118833_n.jpg)


can't wait to get my money :) then the w34vi1 has a goal ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on December 26, 2011, 02:36:11 am
not being able to draw is killing me... i need to do a new w34vi1 original, however, i can't move my wrist yet (doctor's orders) and i can't fully feel the pencil if my fingers do try to hold one. its been nearly a month since my surgery, and I'm really bored  :-[ its times like this i wish my left hand knew how to do stuff... having my dominant hand out of commission is very difficult.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SeRoX on January 08, 2012, 03:00:23 pm
The forum is dying...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 08, 2012, 09:26:26 pm
The forum is dying...

give it time. It'll revive when DT goes back on tour.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SpikeScorcher on January 09, 2012, 08:51:57 am
Off topic, somehow I just knew there's a bit more activeness than what I've been seeing

Back on topic, I'm sick. My throat hurts, and the tea and honey is working it's magic on my throat. I still dislike tea...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 09, 2012, 04:44:53 pm
I don't know that the forum is dying, but perhaps a lot of people have not been posting due to the holidays? I wasn't spending much time online during my winter break.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on January 09, 2012, 08:03:59 pm


Back on topic, I'm sick. My throat hurts, and the tea and honey is working it's magic on my throat. I still dislike tea...

Try this: 
hot water, honey, lemon and a tiny...TINY bit of shaved garlic.  It tastes WAY better than it smells.  And it`s all natural.  I am just getting over a cold myself.  Hope you kick it quick. 


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Donna on January 09, 2012, 08:05:33 pm
The forum is dying...

No....it`s just January.   ;) ;D  And VdV is pretty much on the nose.  We are all getting over the holidays and getting back into the swing of things.  Hey, some people may have actually stepped away from their computers and gone on vacay or something!  LOL!   :D :D :D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on January 11, 2012, 08:05:00 pm
The forum is dying...
  Hey, some people may have actually stepped away from their computers and gone on vacay or something!  LOL!   :D :D :D

WHAT??! HERESY!  :o

(http://www.stomptokyo.com/reelopinions/uploaded_images/300-1-770608.jpg)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on January 14, 2012, 07:05:39 pm
mood: Happy, Sad & in some pain.


First i am happy that I got some practice in for football, and that my order of DT gear came in, however i am sad that my sweatshirt's zipper was broken. so i am waiting for a response on how they want me to send it back.

as for the pain, because i was able to get some snaps in, i however was being nice and let one of the owners borrow my cleats... when i started to get involved, i slipped in the mud and landed on my right hand. *sigh* i now know that i need a heavy duty football brace now.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on January 24, 2012, 12:53:48 pm
Hey, BTW it's John Myung's birthday today!

Horns up for the best bass player in the world! Happy birthday, John!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Diana on January 26, 2012, 05:41:56 am
Hey, BTW it's John Myung's birthday today!

Horns up for the best bass player in the world! Happy birthday, John!
Belated happy birthday, dear John :).


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 26, 2012, 01:10:36 pm
I'm very excited. I finally got a new computer to replace the one that I'd previously had for seven years. My new one is so fast. Makes life much easier! ;D


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: SpikeScorcher on January 31, 2012, 06:08:12 am
Today, I feel lonely. I'm the only user on! D=


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on February 02, 2012, 02:45:33 pm
Flower Kings reunite! Wheeeeeeeee^^


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on February 05, 2012, 05:31:42 pm
I'm recovering from the double joy of having a sinus infection and bronchitis :(. At least I can breathe today… Sort of…


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: nicoli on February 12, 2012, 05:21:51 am
Flower Kings reunite! Wheeeeeeeee^^

Wait, they were broken up? I missed that. Please fill me in.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 12, 2012, 03:40:49 pm
Since I'm long overdue... and it needed to be done, I have a new temp signature


EDIT: if I could get the image to pan out the way I want. I've got a good W34vi1 original that is Grammy related that everyone might find entertaining.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on February 24, 2012, 12:32:55 pm
Okay. So my brain and my hand won't cooperate, I am back into a slight artist block with a new w34vi1 original. I had planned on making one that had a Grammy award, and cartoon versions of the guys trying to put a DT sticker on the plate. However it seems my hand wants to be dumb. I'd rather not repeat my styles, but I may have to...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: DTLaBriePortnoy85 on March 31, 2012, 05:36:11 am
Well, it's 5:30am (Eastern Time) and I'm still sitting here at work from 4:30pm yesterday afternoon. Double shifts are major ass kickers. But ya gotta love the OT.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on April 02, 2012, 12:56:13 pm
Well, it's 5:30am (Eastern Time) and I'm still sitting here at work from 4:30pm yesterday afternoon. Souble shifts are major ass kickers. But ya gotta love the OT.
Hallelujah for OT! A few extra dollars never hurt anybody.
Where is everybody these days? Posting has been so slow around here…


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 02, 2012, 02:07:40 pm
Well, it's 5:30am (Eastern Time) and I'm still sitting here at work from 4:30pm yesterday afternoon. Souble shifts are major ass kickers. But ya gotta love the OT.
Hallelujah for OT! A few extra dollars never hurt anybody.
Where is everybody these days? Posting has been so slow around here…

I am in football season myself... and School just kicked off again too. (Fingers crossed I don't get hurt like I did last season) *Knocks on wood*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on April 02, 2012, 02:42:44 pm
Well, it's 5:30am (Eastern Time) and I'm still sitting here at work from 4:30pm yesterday afternoon. Souble shifts are major ass kickers. But ya gotta love the OT.
Hallelujah for OT! A few extra dollars never hurt anybody.
Where is everybody these days? Posting has been so slow around here…

I am in football season myself... and School just kicked off again too. (Fingers crossed I don't get hurt like I did last season) *Knocks on wood*
I just knocked all over my wooden desk to make sure that you don't get injured again…


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 02, 2012, 03:01:05 pm
Well, it's 5:30am (Eastern Time) and I'm still sitting here at work from 4:30pm yesterday afternoon. Souble shifts are major ass kickers. But ya gotta love the OT.
Hallelujah for OT! A few extra dollars never hurt anybody.
Where is everybody these days? Posting has been so slow around here…

I am in football season myself... and School just kicked off again too. (Fingers crossed I don't get hurt like I did last season) *Knocks on wood*
I just knocked all over my wooden desk to make sure that you don't get injured again…


why thank you! Yeah I don't want to get lectured like I did when I saw the guys in September...

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/532002_3572680324914_1510213059_3130406_470804323_n.jpg)
I don't want to ever have something like this EVER again... (and this is only half of the "scars" from surgery)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: DTLaBriePortnoy85 on April 02, 2012, 07:57:47 pm
You got that right, Viola.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 02, 2012, 04:47:51 pm
lol if my team makes playoffs and we are playing in Modesto or LA, I could see DT in SanFran or LA right after. ahahahahaha hmmm should the w34vi1 do so?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on May 04, 2012, 09:59:46 am
Of course you should :)

You know, what can be better, that DT show? Right, two DT shows!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on June 04, 2012, 10:18:46 pm
Well... as I get closer and closer to playoffs, it keeps pointing to California. (Naturally :( and Had mom not injured her knee in Tucson AZ. I might have been able to convince her to go with me) the w34vi1 might have to wait until the next time they visit the Pacific Northwest.






as a side note... I don't advise getting gasoline in your face and eyes. It burns.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on July 12, 2012, 05:47:17 am
Feeling tired and exhausted from the heat and working late at night. The rehearsals are taking it's toll on me and my voice. Singing every day in this heat and in the hot costumes it's terrible, but tonight is our last rehearsal, tomorrow we have a free day and on the 14th it's the opening of the summer festival and then. We have 3 Nabucco's and then 1 Ero the Joker (Croatian opera) and on the 1 August we're finally free until the first October. Thank god.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 15, 2012, 01:35:06 pm
Sorry for being M.I.A. on the forum for a couple of days.  I had a football (gridiron) game in Madison Wisconson over the weekend. We won! So now at the end of the month I have to travel to Round Rock Texas for the championship game. So that'll be another weekend I'll probably be M.I.A. for.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 01, 2012, 09:14:48 pm
... Got back from Round Rock TX this morning (4am to be exact) and sadly my team lost our championship game. :( It hurts (0-27) and aside form a little scrimmage on the 11th, my 2012 football season has come to an end.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 22, 2012, 01:12:45 am
Rejoice!


after nearly a year, your one and only w34vi1 is working on a new DT original signature!
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/202770_4395933385726_1402740431_o.jpg)


Muwahahahahahahahaha!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: MuumiPeikko on August 23, 2012, 03:44:49 am
Yay! Looks interesting. Can't wait to see the final version.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on August 23, 2012, 03:05:56 pm
Wow, has it been a year already? :o


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on August 23, 2012, 05:46:18 pm
Wow, has it been a year already? :o

yeah. the last official one i made was right before DTOE came out once we learned of Mangini being in the band.


I'm actually playing around with style, and i might break one of my own rules and reuse a style i did ages ago (like the potato style) all depends on how my brain can help me draw this one. (SC potato chibi version actually started out like this one.)



EDIT: I am breaking my own rule... if my skills allow it... the new image will be a similar style to the original potato chibi's that everyone say during the SC edition. the image I plan to use is still up for debate. I might actually use the M&G image (so a chibi w34vi1 will be involved too) however, I have yet to finalize that thought.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: DTLaBriePortnoy85 on January 23, 2013, 09:35:05 pm
Today is not my best day, as my cat, Teagra, passed away, today. :(


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on January 24, 2013, 01:36:12 pm
So sorry to hear about your cat. At least he had a loving home with you.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: DTLaBriePortnoy85 on January 24, 2013, 10:24:57 pm
Thank you, Viola. She was with us for just about 16 years, giving us loads of memories.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on March 25, 2013, 08:42:31 pm
working on an application for becoming a DJ at my University's Radio station 88.6 KBVR FM, and it is asking for my potential DJ name...



is it sad that I want to put DJ W34vi1?



never mind if only like DT, Mike Portnoy, Roadrunner records, century media records, Live nation and a few others like that know it... i don't think my classmates would get it.



a bit of a pickle...


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Will.Holloway on April 03, 2013, 04:02:59 pm
doing great!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 03, 2013, 11:16:27 pm
I am freaking ecstatic!

as soon as I get certified, I, THE w34vi1 (I am going to use w34vi1 as my DJ name ;)), will get to do a radio show at my school's radio station.


the Station Manager is excited because they haven't had a metal show for many years, and because college radio is underground and b-sides, i can do very well. :)



I am super SUPER excited. Just got the last few hoops of getting my certification, and getting my time slot, and then I am golden. The only thing is... i am not sure what I am going to call the radio show... so any suggestions?


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 08, 2013, 05:05:37 pm
Super excited!


got a small amount of training in today for DJ-ing... but looks like if I keep coming in this week and doing it in little bits, I could be certified and have a running radio show by this time next week. :) THE w34vi1 is excited.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 11, 2013, 04:12:30 pm
It is official. I am now a radio DJ for KBVR at Oregon State.

Just working on a show name and a time slot and I'll be on air.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 12, 2013, 06:39:36 pm
It's Official. The w34vi1's show Metal Pollution is on Sunday's from 2-4pm (PST)! Listen on 88.7 FM or online at kbvr.com


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on April 29, 2013, 06:07:23 am
Doing well. Relaxing before my last performance tonite. I just worked on a new project called Marco Polo. It's a modern opera and it was really heavy hard work but it was worth in the end. Hopefully my performance tonite will be as good as the other 3. I have 2 roles and I'm always a little nervous and worried before the last performance, but then again that's normal.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Viola da Voce on May 06, 2013, 07:50:15 pm
It's Official. The w34vi1's show Metal Pollution is on Sunday's from 2-4pm (PST)! Listen on 88.7 FM or online at kbvr.com
Congrats on getting your own show!


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on May 06, 2013, 08:36:31 pm
It's Official. The w34vi1's show Metal Pollution is on Sunday's from 2-4pm (PST)! Listen on 88.7 FM or online at kbvr.com
Congrats on getting your own show!


I did show #4 on Sunday (May 5ht)... and so far no problems.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on July 09, 2013, 10:29:22 pm
Long and behold... the w34vi1 has a new special signature.


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/580223_10201402922064241_210501722_n.jpg)


yes. I went to a digital manipulation kind of style, and since the album is all black and dark colors, i figured whites and grays were in order. it's been too long since I had a new signature. I may tweak it and change the image of the guys between now and when the album comes out... but the concept will remain the same. Whites and Grays.



Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Evegret on August 21, 2013, 12:05:33 pm
Hey People!

I'm preparing a project about Dream Theater for school right now and doing this, I felt very sad. Suddenly I missed you all very very much! So I decided to come back!
I wanted to say sorry for my sudden disappearance. I had some troubles on facebook, in my life and also in here with someone and I left the whole internet for a while.
There happened so many things since 2010 and I hope to may share them with you again and to learn all about what happened since my break!

It's good to be back even if I won't be online every day  ;)
Greets,
Eva.

PS: Donna, I was thinking of you very often because of your fabulous pumpkin tiramisu!!!!! I still LOVE IT!!!!! :-*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on August 28, 2013, 05:01:51 am
Hey People!

I'm preparing a project about Dream Theater for school right now and doing this, I felt very sad. Suddenly I missed you all very very much! So I decided to come back!
I wanted to say sorry for my sudden disappearance. I had some troubles on facebook, in my life and also in here with someone and I left the whole internet for a while.
There happened so many things since 2010 and I hope to may share them with you again and to learn all about what happened since my break!

It's good to be back even if I won't be online every day  ;)
Greets,
Eva.

PS: Donna, I was thinking of you very often because of your fabulous pumpkin tiramisu!!!!! I still LOVE IT!!!!! :-*


Hey I was wondering already where you were girl.Well welcome back to the page. I also haven't been here for a while but I keep posting and visiting from time to time.Well welcome once more here my friend Eva! :) I'm feeling fine can't wait to go to Germany next week to visit all my friends I haven't seen for a year and a half.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Evegret on August 30, 2013, 11:40:49 am
Hey!
Great to hear that you're still visiting Germany  :D :D :D
If you're close to Mainz, tell me! I moved into a very calm region one hour from Mainz and I'm always happy to get out there from time to time  ;)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Metropolis on October 09, 2013, 11:46:19 am
Hey!
Great to hear that you're still visiting Germany  :D :D :D
If you're close to Mainz, tell me! I moved into a very calm region one hour from Mainz and I'm always happy to get out there from time to time  ;)

Yeah what a shame I couldn't meet you this time but I haven't been in Germany since 2011 so I had to visit all my friends in Essen. So Mainz was a bit far away and I didn't have much time. I was there only for 8 days because I started working again at the beginnig of September. New season at the Theater :) I've seen this message when you sent it what a shame I didn't reply before but I didn't go on the net too much. But don't worry next time I give you a call when I'm there Eva ;) :)


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Evegret on October 13, 2013, 03:09:35 pm
Hey!
Great to hear that you're still visiting Germany  :D :D :D
If you're close to Mainz, tell me! I moved into a very calm region one hour from Mainz and I'm always happy to get out there from time to time  ;)

Yeah what a shame I couldn't meet you this time but I haven't been in Germany since 2011 so I had to visit all my friends in Essen. So Mainz was a bit far away and I didn't have much time. I was there only for 8 days because I started working again at the beginnig of September. New season at the Theater :) I've seen this message when you sent it what a shame I didn't reply before but I didn't go on the net too much. But don't worry next time I give you a call when I'm there Eva ;) :)


Fine! I'll be there! I don't go online all the days, so no worries ;D



Today: I feel great. First day woken up married and it's strange to respond on the phone with another name...
I'm sorry that my husband is ill. It was much too cold yesterday! *sigh*


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: w34vi1 on April 08, 2014, 01:34:18 am
Long Overdue... but I finally made a new forum signature. I went outside my usual drawn approach and ended up making a photoshopped version.



It represents all 12 DT studio albums. ;) Have fun naming them all.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Marsha on June 06, 2014, 06:26:36 am
I'm just starting here. So, I assumed that there will be lots of music discussion here.


Title: Re: How Are YOU today?
Post by: Evegret on June 06, 2014, 02:55:09 pm
Hi Marsha!
Welcome to the board!
You'll find most of the music discussion in the General Music Category!

Have fun! ;D