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.