I am ready. Unleash your blames as the inlaws and outlaws roll into town or as the winter weather takes its toll. I shall be waiting to accept blame and insert a word of good cheer or of extreme sarcasm/snarkiness. I would say it depends on the situation but it might depend on how my day is going as well.
/giphy ornery goat
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK… was driving home from helping put up christmas trees in hospice and was in a car accident. My car is likely to be totaled out. A commercial truck backed into me and since he had no rear bumper the back of his truck went up over my hood and his trailer hitch went through my radiator.
It is a 13 year old car that I still owe on (bought when it was 10 when my 25 year old ghetto van blew an engine bearing; wanted another van, couldn’t afford a new enough one to get a car loan so settled on a honda element), Right now I don’t make enough for a car loan to be approved and there is no public transportation around here to speak of. My elderly cat is being incredibly expensive - although he is starting to recover. And my medical bills are mounting. I am beyond stressed out.
@Kidsandliz Wow, I am so sorry. I know it has been a very rough few weeks for you. You are in many of our thoughts (and prayers) throughout the day and I hope that things turn around soon and work out for the best. Please feel free to vent anytime you need.
@narfcake The trouble is a lawyer will take (at least around here) 40-45% so I’d come out ahead not doing that. I wasn’t hurt so no medical bills to run up the “cost”. The airbag didn’t even go off. If this had been an expensive car then it would have been a no brainer for the insurance company to fix it. But because it is a 2005 with nearly 200,000 miles on it they are likely going to total it. Agent said on the phone that it will probably be totaled.
@tnhillbillygal What? No snark from the goat? All jokes aside thank you. I think I am finally going to have to resort to a gofundme to try to deal with my financial mess if they total out my car rather than fix it. The better alternative would be a good job as then I could dig out, but right now all I have is part time temporary crap strung together. Hard to figure out what to say in a cover letter to deal with a gap in my vitae that was due to cancer #2 and #3 in the same year. Use the C word and that scares off people and I sure as heck am not going to tell them that cancer #3 has no cure, when it comes back, if I have a good job by then, I am going to pretend it is a new cancer. Say family issues and they wonder what you are hiding. I haven’t found a good way to deal with it.
@moonhat I am tired. Just so tired. I can’t seem to get a break. Every time I turn around something else bad happens that is expensive. Some else bad happens that causes me lot of problems. I start to get ahead and it is like there is a plot to make sure I get wiped out again.
@Kidsandliz Damn! And I thought I was up Shit creek with a turd for a paddle…Well, I guess I still am but you are on some level 4 diahrea rapids. That being said, it sounds as though you are doing what you can to keep your head up and keep on moving forward, and for that i definitely applaud you. When life we decided to sitck it to me, i couldn’t(or at least didn’t want to) deal with it, I just shut the hell down and just kind of quit life-ing(different from living) for a few years and I’m still trying to plan my triumphant return. So for whatever its worth, good job, keep rolling with the punches and keep looking forward and I really think things will work out you in the end!
@blaineg I only wish. But it is far more than the bumper and radiator. It is also the hood, every single piece of plastic and metal on the front, windshield wiper fluid container, and I don’t know what else from the radiator being pushed back because I can’t open the hood. I don’t have money to fix it, that is part of the problem. And then there are the things I was going to fix on Tuesday which the estimate was around $2200 (things like struts, shocks. some V-tech something or other) that will still need done… I just don’t have it. The money I spent on Tuesday to fix things is now money down the drain (some of it was things like radiator flush…) and fortunately I didn’t have time to have them get all of it done or I’d have put a match to even more money).
Been trying to get a handle on my outstanding bills (necessary but panic inducing). I just now added up cat vet bills/meds just since my temp full time job ended mid May and they come to $2782.96 - much of that is still on my credit card. And what I have spent since mid Nov isn’t even showing yet and that is over $500, by how much I don’t know as I haven’t been keeping track.
Fortunately I am done with christmas and to satisfy my mom, who threatened not to give me any christmas money if I didn’t spend at least some of it on myself, I bought a meh flask shirt so now I will have something to show her as proof (the rest is going for bills).
@sicc574 I am sorry you are having a tough time too. I am not so resilient as I can sound. This morning I have been adding up all bills (by category) and I am beyond discouraged. There have been plenty of tears and putting one foot in front of the other has been a struggle at times, especially with how everything is piling up. Good luck to you with pulling yourself out of your hole. I know it isn’t easy. There are a bunch of us on this forum who know, first hand, how hard it can be. Unfortunately meh has not yet sold a working magic wand.
I’ve been bingeing Dark Shadows on the Amazon Show in my kitchen while I do dishes and cook. Amazon split it into “Dark Shadows” and the earlier episodes, “Dark Shadows the Beginning”. Whe I ask for the beginning she often gives me the first episode of the second series. I watch it every day, you bitch- why can’t you figure it out? After screaming at her for a while she put on Spongebob Squarepants. Hey, look, Spongebob forgot how to tie his shoes. Fuck you Alexa.
/giphy Dark Shadows TV
@sammydog01 You’re hysterical! Alexa often doesn’t understand my Southern and I finally get frustrated and ask my husband to make her do what ever I wanted. Come to think of it, my dogs must not understand my southern either because the same thing happens!
The display has become notable for being a recurring target for vandalism by arson, and has been destroyed many times since the first goat was erected in 1966.… If the goat is burned down before December 13th, the feast day of Saint Lucia, the goat is rebuilt. The skeleton is then treated and repaired, and the goat reconstructed over it, using straw which the Goat Committee has pre-ordered.
I think there’s only one possible response to the history of the Gävle Goat: “This is why we can’t have nice things.”
If the goat burns down this month, we all know who to blame.
@TheFLP Reading the list of goat destructions sounds like a Monty Python sketch.
“Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. And that one sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, and then sank into the swamp.”
@sammydog01 Agreed. And I am STILL not convinced the imgur thing is resolved. @daveinwarsh tried to post some converted personal photos from imgur that wouldn’t show up. I still take the “s” 's out because I don’t trust if it will post or not.
@mike808 I accept this blame for no pop sockets. You could try super gluing it on but then I would be accepting blame for ruining your phone case and pop socket. Maybe they are trying to get that intricate meh face design just right.
@Barney@TheFLP Sorry for the un-purple winter you seem to be experiencing. My woodstove decided overnight that it would stop burning so I woke up in a cold house. That’s my fault too as I try to turn it down to a simmer overnight and must have shut it down too far, lol. I don’t know what part of the country you are in and what type of winter you normally enjoy so I hope that whatever brings you happiness weatherwise happens again soon
/giphy balmy Christmas
Blame: Amazon shipped the wrong items on a few orders.
Unblame: A few minutes on chat, and Amazon took care of it.
Neutral: There will probably going to be more to complain about this season. I mean, stuff from Woot is arriving before I forgot about ordering them like in the old days when everything gets to you “eventually”. What’s up with that?!?
@therealjrn Wow. Reckon what he’d do if you went in early and just sat there until he saw you. I had a biopsy last year and that whole process was an emotional roller coaster. Prayers and good thoughts for you
@tnhillbillygal Thanks! It was blood tests, and I peeked at my chart online. I’m pretty sure it is going to be about my Hemoglobin A1C being a little high. My PSA, cholesterol, and everything else seems to be pretty normal to low. But I aint no doctor.
I went through my Mom getting a little lung cancer before she passed away so being a former smoker, that’s always in the back of my mind. She had various little skin cancers too over the years but I haven’t seen the dermatologist yet.
@lseeber I called to get a clarification and they said the Doc wants to talk to me about a new medication. I’m doing OK, but I also have high BP and COPD, so maybe they want to switch up something. I think if it was really serious, they would want me in right away.
@therealjrn Good deal! Take care of that COPD. There are things you can do to help and I’m sure you’re well aware since what happened to your mom last yr and that’s what my hubbits was dealing with but did nothing to help himself. And yeah… if it were really serious, they would (seen it too many times). If it were and they didn’t, time for a new doc!
Blame!!! I have to go to Cali for work meeting.
But it just begins there. I can’t fly out of my local airport and make the meeting times, so I have to drive 2.5 hrs to another airport, stay overnight, and then catch an early flight to Atlanta, and then another to Cali. Returning, I have to catch a flight to Texas, and another back home (late, late), just to stay in a hotel another night, before driving home the next day. How a stupid 3 day trip turns into five just IRKS me!!!
@Kidsandliz Did you drink lots of eggnog while there was no water? Would have been a great opprtunity for eggnog, apple cider, custard… I’m not sure how any of those would have assisted with showering. Just helping you realize all the wonderful beverage choices available in December.
Thought I would hardwire my Chromebook to the router for a faster connection in the attempt to get an I.R.K.
When I disconnected it, my router was no longer working for wireless. Even though all the lights and router diagnostic webpage was showing that all was well
Did a firmware upgrade and rebooted and it worked. Over an hour lost. Then when I went back to my computer google would not allow voice searches. I enabled everything I could find, but it took numerous reboots to get it back. Then had to reboot all my Alexa devices.
Another 1/2 hour lost.
Is Mercury in retrograde?
Blame! I.R.K. is already causing me additional problems from afar. The universe is telling me to let the I.R.K. go.
I shall honor the request.
BLAME It’s all your fault GOAT! I normally check meh at 12am but did i this morning NO! My stupid pancreas wasn’t playing nicely and I’ve been sick all day. I missed some great deals but most importantly I’m never going to get my hero & my secret celebrity crush Irk. He’s on a bag now and I could have carried him everywhere…it’s all your fault! Dumb pancreas…Dang it Goat!
I haven’t gained a ton of weight since I quit moving (bad hip, my husband has to put my right sock on my foot because I just can’t, that muscle, that upper, inner thigh muscle just hurts too bad; walking any length of time is a nightmare - I just gained two pounds in a little over a year). I eat a lot less because I’m not burning the calories, but still… (First appointment with the orthopedist next Wednesday.)
My blood pressure reading was the best at the doctor reading in fifteen years!
I can still get Xanax! (The doc wasn’t sure since I’m on medicare now. Even if I paid for it without insurance, he said they might not let me have it. He was reading over my chart for the year “you got your prescription filled on this date, this date, this date…” I admitted to stockpiling because maybe I wouldn’t be able to get it again. It’s not like I’m addicted to it, I use a quarter of a half milligram tablet when I do and I go days/weeks without even thinking about it. Mostly take it when we have a sick cat or I have paperwork to do.)
The blood draw went smoothly.
And after fasting since last night, my husband made breakfast when we got home. Potatoes, eggs and turkey sausage links.
@sammydog01 We are in the dark red for this snow “event” and Jim Cantore from the weather channel is stationed in the next town over. (Everyone is having a big laugh about that on facebook and cannot wait to see how much it gets exaggerated.) We have our milk, bread, and eggs ready, lol. Bring on the milk sammiches! Hope you don’t have to go potty too often!
@tnhillbillygal We’re up to 3 or 4 inches of snow and they told eveyone to just stay home. I made waffles with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream and bacon for breakfast and have a crock pot of vegetable beef soup heating up. The first day of snow is kind of fun but I really want everyone to get the hell out of here tomorrow.
@sammydog01 We have over 9 inches here. The hubbie just went to town to get a new battery for our 4-wheeler so he can drag the kids around on innertubes. My mother had made a dinner for ladies from her church to eat this afternoon but since that got cancelled our household and my brother’s met up at her house to “help” her not have too much food laying around, lol. I hope to get some fun pictures of the family in the snow in a bit.
@RiotDemon No, amazon didn’t have it except for resellers. I bought on ebay. The price difference wasn’t enough for me to return it. I just didn’t think to check walmart
It’s all good anyway…I was just a victim of not doing enough research
@mfladd apparently I just like making you work for the deals out there! I will try to make it a little easier
There was one toy I was having trouble finding this year. It was a roblox figure with some special code for an in game item. I had my family looking at every walmart they went to away from here. They were $6.88 at walmart but going for $20 on amazon and ebay.
This past week I had to go to another walmart to pick up stuffs for one of the kiddos and I decided to check just in case. Sure enough, there were 6 on the shelf, pretty as you please. I got two for my kids and was going to buy 2 more for reselling but I decided I couldn’t do it this time. I have done it a few times in the past but this one got to me, lol.
This entire car wreck stuff sucks. No idea what I am going to do to replace it as I don’t meet loan criteria. Despite having a very good credit score, meeting my current car loan payments on time every month, even when I had no income, that I am living below the poverty line is enough to keep me from getting a car loan to buy a cheap used car (they have undervalued what I have and over half is going to pay off the car note I have on it). No idea how I am going to solve this one.
@tnhillbillygal Well then you better hide that briefcase full of unmarked bills you may or may not have found in there… oh wait that wasn’t what you found was it was it. May I recommend cement shoes as a solution to your difficulties so you can reclaim the use of your trunk?
@TheFLP I think my father and grandfather had something similar on their dressers when I was growing up but it wasn’t near that fashionable. It was kind of like a mini-junk drawer with lots of interesting stuffs inside. I was always in trouble for prowling through junk drawers.
What the F is wrong with f’ing fundamentalist fringe religious people of a certain religious persuasion??? I am/was on a list for people with cats that have a medical problem my two cats had who died recently (died 9/15 and 12/11 of this year, litter mates) and this shit (privately) sent crap to try to convert me in the guise of “condolences”. Sigh.
@tnhillbillygal Thanks. The big aggravation is the continued undervaluing of my car by about $1000 and the car I want to buy they insist it is in good shape (and the motor is) except that it is missing all sorts of things like all the wheel well liners, part of the jack, some of the floor mats (yeah I know not a big deal but since they have some…), 14" rip in the floor carpet, broken door strap (some metal thing that keeps the door from opening too far, sticky (from heat and that won’t go away) steering wheel and dash, needs aligned, large plugs that keep water from kicking up into the back of the car (so probably mold there) and a bunch of other things… Total is nearly $1500. The place has it over priced - if they’d fix all that stuff then I guess one could argue it was sort of OK (but would be pretty much the highest end of the range). Not many choices here in my price range that also are 10 years or newer (credit union rule). And this one I want as the motor is good. And my rental, while I argued to get it extended, runs out Wednesday. I won’t have financing sorted out by then (small problem getting that even at someplace that already has financed my previous car due to this minor detail of currently living around $450-500/mo below the poverty line and so they want to freeze every penny I have in the bank to give me a loan. Umm then how will I pay for health insurance - no medicaid expansion in this state, car insurance, medical bills…) and won’t get the settlement by then either.
@CaptAmehrican Thanks. I am just so discouraged, overwhelmed and stressed out. Most of the time when crap happens I manage to land on my feet, although sometimes just barely and then rather bruised… but this time I just don’t think it is going to happen. And the death of my cats is just icing on the cake.
I went to the movies tonight- saw The Mule. It was good. My ticket was only eight bucks. Cool- is it discount night? Nope, she sold me a senior ticket. I have very mixed feelings now.
/giphy mixed feelings
@sammydog01 Oh, I enjoy getting the senior discount when it happens. I’ll save a dollar anyway I can! We have found that Captain D’s gives you the senior drink special no matter your age, lol. I think their main customer base is old folks so they just automatically do senior drinks. I say take the discount anyway you can get it Well, don’t be dishonest but if she did it on her own, maybe she was just trying to be nice and spread Christmas joy
@Kidsandliz I like it when those in charge of communication with the public show humor. I have enjoyed reading updates from police departments where they get snarky about people being out in the snow and stuffs.
All I have to say is shit shit shit shit shit I hate fucking grading. Especially when they plagiarize. Hello? And you don’t think turnitin won’t catch at least some of it? Sigh. I have 3 projects left. Probably 1.5 hours of work. I will finish tonight even if it is 1 in the morning. I am already tired so I might not make it that late. If not it is your fault!! I need to finish this crap so I can deal with the stupid car situation. I may well be taking a bus for 1000 or so miles to get home and back. I certainly can’t afford to rent a car for 12 days. Maybe I’ll get lucky and have an open brinks truck drive down the street and dump out used money. Then hopefully the reward for returning it will cover the cost of a used car.
@Kidsandliz I sure hope you were able to stay awake and grade those projects. Sucks about public transport. Don’t know much about it because I live in the boonies and that isn’t an option round these parts. Maybe you will make a new friend though!
Okay, Goat, you’ve got a load coming your way. Last week alone I had three doctor appts. plus two chiropractor sessions, and my car was in the body shop for three days, and I had to pay the deductible, and THEN I had a 40 minute MRI. Blame!
This morning was the last exam for my kids so this afternoon they drove 34 miles to the state park to go mountain biking. It was closed when they got there for a “managed deer hunt”. Dudes, you couldn’t kill Bambi’s mother before school let out for the holidays?
@therealjrn@tnhillbillygal I had no idea you could hunt at state parks- I thought that’s what state forests were for. But all the parks have days set aside for hunting. I’m kind of surprised that’s a thing.
@RiotDemon I admire you for making the effort to not only prepare a homemade dish for the work party but also to make a Secret Santa gift. I always take the easy way out on these things and feel guilty about it later. I am sure many will recognize the effort you put forth and will have special memories because of it even if they don’t say it out loud. You’re doing great!
@tnhillbillygal@JnKL thanks to you both. The sweet potatoes are in the fridge after I took a taste. They are yummy. My gift is made. I’m not 100% happy, but I’m always hard on myself about these types of things. I’m hoping my recipient isn’t.
@RiotDemon Like oatmeal cookies you say? I like oatmeal cookies. You could have skipped the sweet potato then and I would have been happy (grin). All joking aside glad they liked it and your present you made is nice.
@tnhillbillygal unblame. She loved it. I actually got to watch her open it. Then one of my co-workers asked me later if I made it because she wanted to know who did it and had an inkling it was me. Apparently she was almost in tears when she was asking about it.
@RiotDemon@tnhillbillygal I am sleep deprived and in my head what I said was funny and when I went back and re read it I would like to disassociate myself from my comment. Seriously, I am glad your co worker liked it and that everything turned out nice. I know you were stressing a little about it and I know it is very gratifying when things work out. Gonna stop typing have a great night!
@JnKL@tnhillbillygal thanks. I was freaked out when they decided to pass out the gifts when I was sitting next to her. We were decorating ginger bread houses. I tried to be nonchalant and decorate my house while she was showing it off. That probably gave it away especially when someone else got a hand crafted thing and I mentioned that I had something from the thing, and she asked if I made it. I said no and said that I’m sometimes crafty and trailed off like a goober. I don’t know why I was so embarrassed to admit I made her gift especially when she says, “I wish this wasn’t a secret Santa.”
Got even more confirmation that she loved it. She sent a text to the coworker that ratted me out that it was the nicest, most thoughtful gift she’s ever gotten. He was supposed to casually mention it to me but instead he just showed me the text message, lol. I had another coworker also ask if it was me, and he told me that she was raving about it and trying to figure out where in her house she’s going to put it. I don’t know why I was so freaked out, but now I got the warm fuzzies.
@narfcake Question: I have to go to Garden Grove, Ca in Jan. for work. I could either choose LAX or SNA. Commute for LAX said 50 minutes. I chose SNA because it is closer even if it did have shittier flights. Is the 50 minute commute a pipe dream for other team members flying in there because of traffic?
@mfladd Never go to LAX. Unless you need to be like a mile from the airport, go to aaaannnnnyyy of the other airports. SNA is the rich people airport so it’s nice and clean even though everyone is carrying a dog in their purse.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), traffic data from 2011 showed the 405 Freeway — from Interstate 5 down to Long Beach — serves an estimated 379,000 vehicles per day, making it the busiest interstate in America
@mfladd LAX is located in the middle of this stretch, so yes, the 50 minutes could very well be a pipe dream.
John Wayne (SNA) tends to be higher in cost, but it’s sooooooo much calmer. Ontario (ONT) or Long Beach (LGB) are good options too.
BLAME Was supposed to leave around 11am, it is now 7:20am and I won’t get out the door until around 8pm for a nearly 15 hour drive. Guess I will be driving until late tonight. I am sleeping in my car (yeah finally got a nearly 9 year old one needs about $1500 worth of work but motor is OK so duct tape (Yup closed a bunch of huge holes with that so slush, rain, etc. doesn’t kick up inside, no idea what they are for, are 3" in diameter between the floor of the van and the ground in the rear by the hatch) so that will be motivation to get my ass in gear in the morning since I am headed north and it will be cold.
@tnhillbillygal@nKL Well got where I was going although I drove through about 600 miles of rain, including the driving rain at night. Discovered that the headlights need aligned or whatever that is called. They are aimed too far down pointing at the road too close to the car so can’t see very far ahead. And they are aimed to the left. Scary. Especially at night in the driving rain. But it didn’t break down. There was enough room to sleep in the back last night. It was only 36 so that wasn’t too bad.
BLAME - drove around 600 miles in the driving rain (unblame the other 400 weren’t in the rain or it was just a light drizzle), much of that at night, also in the clouds in the mountains in the driving rain
UNBLAME - at least it wasn’t in the snow or sleet
BLAME - my headlights need adjusted so they actually point far enough ahead and point straight ahead. It made driving more scary.
UNBLAME - I was reminded yet again how beautiful the mountains are and how much I miss them. The clouds were laced though the trees (it was raining). So much like an art photo in shades of gray and washed out pine green with layers of clouds at different altitudes.
BLAME driving through the clouds/fog sucks.
Some customer cancelled their order of a $300 item that was on clearance for $150. I just walked to the front of the store on a whim and saw it sitting there even though I had passed that spot twenty minutes earlier. I had been so bummed that I had missed out on it. I ended up buying it for $20. Luckily I had seen it right then because someone tried to purchase it online ten minutes later as I was checking out with it.
I can’t share what it is because it’s exclusive to my job and I don’t want to give away where I work. Sorry!
Unblame - the airnb I am staying in has a very young Mexican doctor staying here getting some training here before going back home and then probably working for doctors without borders. I asked her if she wanted to go with me and my mom driving around looking at christmas lights, to the christmas eve church service we were going to etc. She came and it was fun to watch her enjoy this rather than staying in this crappy dump, alone, on christmas eve.
Where mom used to live someone lined the entire 3/4 of a mile street on both sides with candles in a bag (been doing that for years) and some neighboring streets started doing that too. Plus almost every house had christmas lights/decorations outside.
She couldn’t believe all the houses decorated and wanted to know if we did this year round or just at christmas. It was like watching a little kid see this kind of stuff for the first time. Made mom and me happy that she had a nice time christmas eve.
@tnhillbillygal so now it is 50/50 blame and unblame. But since you are the goat I am not going over 50/50 as you then wouldn’t have work. LOL
Blame because the “hackers” have stopped trying. No quoting of passwords I changed 15 years ago, just “I hacked your email on such and such a date, pay me or I’ll do something, etc etc etc.” I don’t bother reading the details anymore.
Everybody and his brother has jumped on the bandwagon, so there can’t be many more people left to scare at this point. It’s been going on for at least five months now.
Modest unblame because this latest “hacker” is threatening me in Japanese, even if it’s just the same blather, different language.
Was just at a used computer/repair store to see how to fix my screen issues (well and also try to pick up something that will work as a charger for the leap pad platinum - by the way unblame for that as $5 later and I am set as soon as I can round up a plug thing to plug the cord into - think I have a spare so didn’t want to buy one) - I went in there thinking it is a cable issue - as in a loose cable (moving the lid affects it and the problem is temperature dependent - if the computer is physically too cold then I figure shrunk metal parts and lose the connection, warm it up, they expand and I am set as long as I am careful not to touch the lid once I have it up and running). Unblame that they agreed with me. They told me that it is likely either a lose screw or a partly broken ends of the video cable when apple put in a new motherboard under the tail end of my 3 year warranty (now more than 2 years beyond that).
Trouble is if it is partly broken ends problem rather than just not screwed in all the way and they mess with it then it might break the rest of the way. As I am leaving Monday (2 day drive) and they know they can’t get a cable in before that, then I’d be without a computer until likely the week after next. Which I can’t do because of the course I am teaching will have started (um well and my click face record here would get wrecked LOL). So I get to try to find a credible place to fix it/mess with it back home (which is much riskier and harder than where I am now - not going to apple as they told me their only solution is an $800 fix regardless of what is wrong, they wouldn’t speculate on what was wrong; and at this shop here I was told around $120 labor plus a cable if needed). So blame big time for that. A big enough blame that it is a 60% blame to unblame ratio. So a net blame.
@tnhillbillygal I’ve got a BLAME because I’m on two new medications that both cause some nausea until my body gets up to speed with them.
UNBLAME because one also causes constipation, but the other one causes diarrhea…
I didn’t want to do much today anyway today, it’s cold outside.
In the event a bunch of bitter old goats decide to violate my blameless mehxistence in the future:
I hereby blame this month’s goat, @tnhillbillygal, while I still can, in this month, for any and all such blame as may be assigned to me in a future month, coinciding with any month wherein their nomination of me to goat designate succeeds.
Expect some more blame/unblame tomorrow, because the soon-to-be ex could still flake out, flip off the court, and send the whole mess rolling downhill again. The only reason she’s cooperating is she’ll lose the alimony deduction if the divorce isn’t finalized in 2018. So one way or the other this is going to end on your watch — make it a good one!
Unblame, my friend’s divorce is final. Not the best deal he might have gotten, and other things in his life are still in question. But there is an Official Line in the Sand.
And Honorary Unblame to January’s goat candidates, because xkcd has pointed out that it was already 2019 for over half the world’s population as of 1:30 pm EST today. So technically speaking, it was January 1 for the world on average when the divorce kicked into effect.
BLAME BIG TIME. First it was the car being trashed by a commercial truck. NOW IT IS MY COMPUTER!!! I have a 13" computer that works flawlessly other than a monitor problem. Was at apple today. Video card checks out fine. He re-seats the cable for free (considering it is a mid 2013 macair I was very lucky so unblame for that). Said if that doesn’t work it is the video card even though it passed the check. A different apple store told me I’d have to replace the entire top half of the computer (eg screen and the entire case). They also said the video card passed.
So here I am thinking reseating the cable is working (well and he blew out cat hair from in there too that he said was sitting on the video card) and then… shit shit shit back to the same old problems.
After the car catastrophe I don’t have money to pay for which ever repair is the right one nor for a new or even used computer!!! BIG TIME BLAME since the only job I have at the moment is teaching online and I need the damn thing to work, can’t send it off for two weeks (what he said it would take) anyway even if I did have money.
I have to take down my X-muss lights. They are affixed rather intimately to my windows with a gallimaufry jumblage of duct tape, nylon tape and cussin’. I should probably have done it yesterday, definitely should have done it today, and Really Really oughta have it done by Close of Business tomorrow, but I don’t wanna.
I don’t blame the goat very often around here, but I think this is a classic goat-fault scenario. Blaaaaaaaame! Blaaaaaaame! Blaaaaaaaame upon ye, @tnhillbillygal!
@UncleVinny Eh, just leave 'em up! They can be New Year’s lights, Valentine’s lights, St. Patty’s lights, Easter lights, Flag Day lights, Independence Day lights, Labor Day lights, Halloween lights, Thanksgiving lights, and then you’re set for next year!
/giphy you’re welcome!