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    • CommentAuthorOda
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011 edited
    Happy new year, people! Hope Unckie Warwar doesn't have a fit when I restart this thing. Yet another year of everything that is good in life.

    Today I joined a motherfucking gym, that's right! I've had something named hypothyroidism since I was 16. Since then I've gained more than 25 kilos, and my physical shape (which was never good) is so crap that walking a long stair exhausts me. For years I've been thinking "I should probably join a gym"... And it never happened.

    But after the good old ex smashed what was left of my useless heart on new year's eve (cursed night) I've had a new feeling. I WANT to start working out. I want to do something with my time. I want to feel good about myself. I've had enough of everything that sucks in my life and besides from The Ex that includes hating myself and letting bastards use me just because I have no sense of self worth. That time is hopefully over. So I joined the student gym today. And I went to step class. And it was horrible. But now it feels so good!

    Also, last night, I went out with good friends. I'd promised myself A) not to drink until I'm not horribly depressed anymore and B) not to go to my standard bar because the ex works there. I don't even want to see him. For months. Yes... We went there anyway. But! I was sober, all night! And he wasn't there! And I had FUN! First fun in 2011. Things are getting slightly back on wheels!

    SO BASICALLY, here's my day:

    -Getting up at 10 despite being out until 4 in the morning, NOT hung over because I didn't drink anything but coffee.
    -Feeling super energetic, joining the gym, having a salad with a friend.
    -Shopping, buying two sexy black dresses that look good on me NOW, no "it'll look good when I'm thin..." thinking here!
    -Going to step, meeting an accquaintance and having a horrible but still fun time.
    -Going home, eating lots of fruit and having green tea in front of the computer.

    I'm not saying this is my new and better life and it will last forever, but it feels GOOD!

    A good 2011 to all of you!
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
    You go get you some, gurr!
    • CommentAuthorOda
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
    Say what?
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011 edited
    @oda Hooray for the gym! I started going to Boxing lessons, meself! I'm still recovering from a sore shoulder nearly a month later! Hope it works out for you!

    Well, first off, yesterday I bought myself a Ukulele. Really love the feel and sound of it, so I think I'll be keeping this one for a while. Plus I'm hoping that when she comes to TCAF, one of my favorite artists, Lucy Knisley, will draw/paint on it. For a good price, of course!

    Today I go to my last session of therapy. My therapist is off for nine months to help her partner raise their newborn, and she asked me if I'd like any referrals to other therapists. I thought about it and decided that I didn't need therapy any more. I've been with this lady for a bit more than a year and it's amazing what both her and I have done in that time. I went from feeling pretty hopeless, stupid, depressed and crippled by many issues (feelings of inadequacy, COMPLETE breakdown of trust due to ex and mutual friends) to the person I am now. She was there when I decided to cut time wasters and horrible people out of my life, she told me how on the right track I was when I started socializing (my first D&D game at a game store was HELL to work up to. When I got there I was fine). She gave me the thumbs up when I explored photography as a way to express myself and most of all, she wasn't afraid to be honest with me. Telling you when you're being stupid is a good trait in a therapist. For me, anyways.

    So yeah, I looked at who I've become in that time and can say with all honesty that, while I still have some issues to work through, all the major ones have been cleared off and I feel like I can handle things by myself now. Which is a great god damned feeling.

    So today we say goodbye. I bought a little stuffed bear for her new daughter (or her) as a thank you present. Later tonight, I think I feel like stew, star trek TNG and ukulele playing!
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011 edited
    My latest Superhero RPG adventure is out:

    Infinity Lounge

    It's a freebie, a "welcome back" to the designers of the Villains & Vigilantes game. Jeff Dee and Tod Allen Smith did the artwork.

    On the other hand, I still feel like shit. Congestion, coughing sore throat. Second day off from work in a row, which is kind of unprecedented for me. I'm off to the urgent care place to be sure I don't have pneumonia or a strep infection.

    EDIT: Bronchitis.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
    awww, yay for Oda and Oldhat!!!!

    @Oda I highly recommend hoop dancing ( It's lots of fun and burns about 400 calories per hour. I lost 15lbs when I started. AND, it makes you feel sexy, trust me. I never wore short shorts or dresses or skirts on a regular basis until I started hooping regularly.

    @Oldhat, i've been there with those feelings before. (Actually, hoop dancing is what helped me get over a lot of my mental and emotional issues). So glad to hear you're feeling better, it's always liberating.

    As for me, my current boyfriend asked me to move in with him once I graduate in June :O :D This is the first time I've experienced being "in love." In the past it wasn't reciprocated (sometimes on their end, sometimes on mine), and omg it's been amazing being able to experience this. Needless to say I am extremely happy with my life right now.
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
    @Oda It means "That's awesome!"

    I'm sitting amid the rubble of a pretty long rut. Nothing got written, I've been sitting on a YMCA membership (have not been since September), and I've been working harder, but not smarter.

    That all changes now.
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
    @Oda, if you hadn't started this, I would have gotten to it eventually. I'll wait until something really good happens to unload the rest of the shit that is happening in my life.
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
    Yay @Oda! and glad for you @oldhat }:>

    This thread came back. I was too scardy cat to start it myself. But I'm happy to see it again.
  1.  (9402.10)
    This weekend was my girlfriend's birthday. I had to work Friday & Saturday night (plus a 16hr shift well into Sunday morning), but Sunday night I took her out with some friends for some amazing sushi at a place called Osaka in Houston's Montrose neighborhood. I also gave her presents: Civet Crap Coffee, Mr. Bento, and a new portable drive for her HP Touchscreen laptop.

    I also had to give my best friend his belated X-mas gift, a "Fuck Communism" Zippo. I told him as he opened the package, "There's only a couple things wrong with it: I ain't John Wayne, and this ain't Vietnam."

    Then, on Monday, after an awesome homemade breakfast taco food bowl, I went to enjoy my Christmas present, an hour-and-a-half professional massage. Then we went and had awesome Italian at a place called Riva's. On the way home, we stopped at Half price Books and I found copies of Maus I & II, for $6.98 each (I had lost mine a few years ago), and I found her all five of the paperback copies of the entire Wrinkle in Time series for like $2 each.

    Best fuckin' weekend in a while. Oh, I left out all the awesome sex my presents earned me (from my girlfriend, not my best friend. That would be creepy. He looks like Comic Book Guy)
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2011 edited
    Two things. One "isn't life grand?" type and the other that has me dancing with joy.

    1. After Uke Nite here in Toronto, half drunk and on the train ride home, I managed to get through Radiohead's "Creep" all the way. Got a few compliments. :)

    2. Got an e-mail from my ex! The ex who crippled me emotionally and had me spend the better part of 2010 rebuilding my self-esteem and trust in people. The ex who admitted that he loved someone else WAY more than he ever loved me, but didn't want to tell me because really, he just likes fucking other people. Well, turns out the person he loved more than me just dumped him under the same circumstances. Have a number of things that I'd like to say in reply, but will choose not to. I don't think he deserves an extra voice right now.
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2011
    @oldhat Ahahahahah!!! I mean, um, well. At least the ex knows what it's like. *solemn nod*giggles escape* Oh schadenfreude, you wonderful horror, you.
    • CommentAuthorOda
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2011
    @oldhat: hahaha, that happened to me too when I was eighteen! Guy who dumped me 2,5 years earlier got the EXACT same treatment. Isn't it GOOD when life does that comes-around-goes-around-thing? Don't answer him!
    • CommentAuthorTimbo
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
    Hey everyone,

    Sorry to butt in but my wife had our second child yesterday.

    Edith Molly Elizabeth and she was 7lb 6 oz. I am so happy that I could burst.

    The downside was that my poor wife had a c section and it is pretty heavy.

    A belated best of luck for 2011 to all of you as well.

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    Congrats Timbo! Wish I had a cigar to share with ya. I wish your wife a speedy recovery, yet filled with as much rest as is possible. Is this your first daughter or second?
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
    @Timbo: Mazel tov!
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011

    also saw 127 hours :)... :C....:S...:/...:D
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
    @Timbo! Wife had a C-section when we got our little angel. Your wife will heal quick. Congratulations!
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
    @Timbo - Congratulations! And, again, best wishes for a speedy recovery of Mrs Timbo.
  3.  (9402.20)
    I'm jealous, my girlfriend is out seeing Daniel Johnston at Cactus music here in Houston. If you don't know who Daniel Johnston is, he's rated as one of the top 20 craziest musicians of all time.

    Crazy Moment: On a plane in 1990, Johnston freaked out and grabbed the controls, convinced that his father, who was piloting it at the time, was — guess who? — Satan.

    What they don't mention is that he actually crashed the plane his father was piloting and somehow they both survived.

    Eedited to Add: He's right up there with Wesley Willis.