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    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2012
    @Rachael Wut! Which commercial? I may be able to confirm or deny.
      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012 edited
    Mention should be made of the Whitechapel summit meeting between myself, visiting professor & Our Man In Rio Andre Navarro, Vertigo Jones & Admiral Neck yesterday.

    Excellent time - met Andre at Paddington Station, showed him a few sights, met the rest of the lads & occupied a pub & a Chinese restaurant, put the world to rights.

    Cheers, lads!

    Neck & Vert.

    Andre & me:
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012
    Ugh, one of these days I'll get to the UK.
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    ..and you'll get the same kind of action when you do, chum!
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    Speaking of which, London Whitechaplains I will be among you soon. I am going to be in London towards the end of the month, and if I can secure some gigs then thru March. Might need to organize a boozer!
  2.  (10476.26)
    In which case, @Bankara, we should perhaps have a drink soon. Or a smoke. Or something.

    @Tedcroland - I've no idea what it was an ad for. I've forgotten. But there were a series of people as heads and shoulders speaking against a blank background.

    Joyous hugging: yesterday being invited over to a neighbor's for the evening, watching a bootleg of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and drinking cocoa while the sky snowed.
  3.  (10476.27)
    Fuck Goddamn!!! Sometimes motherfuckers piss me off goddamn it!

    I got this motherfucking mental patient (seriously, he's legally incompetent) on my unit, and this motherfucker is trying to test me...

    I keep my professionalism, and I keep my patience, and I'm sorry this dude isn't on his meds or whatever, but I'm sick of having these mental motherfuckers on my unit when they need to be in a mental facility, and not here in general population.

    I try to keep my cool, but I swear to god, one more day of dealing with this dude and it will not end well.

    I gave this guy instructions some time ago, and then right in front of my face he's sneaking around with contraband and it's obvious he knows right from wrong, and I confront him and he argues with me and plays dumb, and then he tries to stand up to me and act all hard, motherfucker looked like he was going to swing on me; I've not been a violent person in sometime, but I willingly would have earned my paycheck whooping his crazy ass.

    Thank you. Needed to vent.
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    @Rachael, yeah most definitely! We cut off mid-conversation about that due to the rollover date of the thread. I have been mad busy too this week and i am headed to Philly to shoot the Philly Tattoo Convention, back on Sunday for Dr. Sketchy's though! Sunday? Next week?
  4.  (10476.29)
    @Bankara - Funny, I have been meaning to go to Sketchy's for months, but something always fucks my plans somehow. Usually its my own nervousness at drawing and fear that I'll choke, but that's silly. I might end up in Connecticut on Sunday, but if I don't, I'll try to come out, and we can hang after Sketchy's or something.

    (I'm rubbish at making concrete plans.)
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    Sorry about the rant. Everything's fine now.
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    Rant good. Hugging Thread = purpose fulfilled.
  6.  (10476.32)
    I'm baffled. It's the end of week one of no-freelancing + interesting academic job + money and social problems solved week. Got to work enjoying the beautiful winter sunshine and the nice -15C nipping at my nose, got a wave of elation as I sat down at my work station because today has again some interesting and fun work to offer me, the coffee tastes good and Iva Nova is exactly the right music for the mood. Facing a weekend of electronics class, game coding, cooking with the fiance, maybe spending some time with the pals, videogaming...

    So, is this what being happy and content feels like? Hmh. I like it, sir, I like it.

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    @Bankara - if you're over I'll try and be around...
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2012
    Got busy on stuff and it made my brain better. Anxiety makes me forget that the best solution for it is to leave so little RAM for it it stops being an issue. Still a little stressed by a continued silence in a couple places. Breathing, keeping busy, until I can realize the truth of being unable to do anything about it.

    Work I wasn't looking for showed up. I need to not suck when I do it. Then get damn well on board with the things I do mean to get done.
  8.  (10476.35)
    Have removed... lets just say a bit of a shitty day even though I knew it was on the way. Onwards and all that!
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2012 edited
    Today I was sick. I needed to work on art homework but went home to rest instead.

    Once home, I set a day to do some nude modeling. Shortly afterward my sister sent me a text that said she had some news that would make my week. Just after that, my ex boyfriend called me. He'd just broken up with his girlfriend, and wanted my honest opinion about what he had done wrong. My answer was, more or less, he'd abandoned everyone else for that girl and he was being a idiot. That just because you're not intimate with someone doesn't mean they don't matter, and if anyone made him think differently it wasn't a healthy relationship and he was an idiot for bothering with it. No apologies (on my end at least) or I miss yous, just me telling him off. Not a minute later, my sister arrived home with a DVD of the 2nd season of Downton Abbey. We were waiting for it to air on PBS and had no idea those last episodes were available in the states yet. Watched the end of it. Also, mom called me up so she could buy my plane ticket for a trip to New Orleans for a print conference, basically.

    All in all, despite the illness (which is better than it was yesterday) it was a pretty good day.
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    @Fishelle: Yay!
  10.  (10476.38)
    My mental patient got aggressive again today, cocked a fist back, got ready to swing at me. I kind of verbally challenged him and sent him to his cell, kind of channeled a universal "Dad-Voice" and I guess it spooked him. I was able to secure him in his cell before he got physically violent. But now that counts as a physically aggressive threat, and I got him moved off of my unit. He will spend the weekend in solitary before they pick him up next week and send him to another facility for mental evaluation.

    I legally was within my rights to defend myself from a perceived threat; most of my co-workers say they would have hit him when he cocked back his fist. I know that I could have done that, but I felt like I acted proactively and stopped violence from happening before it could start. I don't shy away from violence where it is needed, but I feel in this case legally permissible and "right-and-wrong" were not the same thing. My one problem child is off of my unit, with extra staff to deal with him, and the rest of my unit is nice and quiet as a result.

    This feels like a win.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2012
    @ govspy- yes that is a total win. Well done sir, be proud of your victory.
    I hope the inmate gets the correct medical assessment that he obviously needs.
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2012
    And regarding the universal 'dad voice', I have seen my girlfriend use a feminine version of the same voice to deal with rowdy, drunk hell's angels in the bar where she used to work.
    It's quite spooky to see how effective it is!

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