Whining Thread #2

Thanks, folks. I appreciate it. Silly though this may sound, I think I picked exactly the wrong music to listen to on the drive in to work. I'm going to be pretty unhappy about this for a while, but there's no good reason for me to be *that* miserable and whiney.

Asides - FancyFeet: not trivial at all. I feel your pain.

Cornutt: Actually, I'd considered making a post in the happy thoughts thread about what an awesome support system I have. I have independant promises from both my instructors to help me find a new partner when the time comes. I particularly appreciated the offer from my Nashville pro - it would have been awfully easy for her to suggest I refocus on my pro-am when the time comes. I'll miss my current partner quite a bit, but I'm actually pretty optimistic that things'll work out for me one way or the other.

And there's no reason you should have known what a difficult time of year this is for me. My mom passed away before I took up dancing, which is itself one of my great regrets in life.
 

stash

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Hugs. It's great you have a good support systems from you pros. I think if anything that's one of my number one things to look for, after skill and teaching ability.

The holidays do suck big time. We should have a holiday hide away part on df... I used to love thanksgiving, but as of this year I'm not looking forward to it at all...
 

Lioness

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Yesterday's comp was my last comp with DP.

We've had a good 6 years together, but I'm glad to move on. We did well, but not super well.

Now I'm just forever worried I'll never find a new partner and I won't be able to dance. Doing some pro-am with coach next year, but that won't be a permanent solution.
 

Lioness

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Gym dilemma...

24/7 gym is closer to my house, is 24/7, and I can use a gym anywhere in the world.

Lifting gym is closer to work, cheaper, and has a strong powerlifting culture, which is important to me, but it's only open 6am-9pm and it's only one gym.

Have no idea which one to join.
 

bia

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Gym dilemma...

24/7 gym is closer to my house, is 24/7, and I can use a gym anywhere in the world.

Lifting gym is closer to work, cheaper, and has a strong powerlifting culture, which is important to me, but it's only open 6am-9pm and it's only one gym.

Have no idea which one to join.
It sounds to me like you would prefer the lifting gym, and it being cheaper is a good thing, so I'd go with that unless you think the time and location limits would be likely to keep you from working out as often as you want/need.

1) Are you likely to frequently want to work out late at night or early early?
2) Do you expect to be traveling a lot, and (realistically) are you likely to work out when you do, given the possibility?
3) Will the distance to the gym keep you from working out on days you're off work?

For all questions, if yes, go with 24/7, if no, go with the lifting gym.
 

Lioness

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It sounds to me like you would prefer the lifting gym, and it being cheaper is a good thing, so I'd go with that unless you think the time and location limits would be likely to keep you from working out as often as you want/need.

1) Are you likely to frequently want to work out late at night or early early?
2) Do you expect to be traveling a lot, and (realistically) are you likely to work out when you do, given the possibility?
3) Will the distance to the gym keep you from working out on days you're off work?

For all questions, if yes, go with 24/7, if no, go with the lifting gym.
I start work at midnight and finish at 5am, so the opportunity to work out is always nice. Still, an hour in the morning isn't a huge deal to wait around for.

I'm more thinking of the flexibility to pop in to a different gym if I'm elsewhere in town all day. I don't think I'd use it that much, though.

The distance from house is only about 15-20 minutes for the lifting gym. I definitely think I'd prefer it, but I worry about the convenience being an issue.
 

Hedwaite

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People who don't understand the differences between things based on subtle detail can be frustrating. Sure, it's just a petty little snivel, but the "*shrug*Whatever. They all look the same to me" mentality is one that just sets my teeth on edge.

For example, this is the time of year for great candies to come out, and they're sitting right next to the crappy ones that are the same crap year-round only repackaged with different colored foil. There is a HUGE difference between Thompson Chocolate balls and Palmer. They're incomparable. Thompson uses real vanilla and there's no seam on their balls. Palmer's balls are all waxy and misshapen and they taste like sugared plastic with Sixlets mixed in somehow. I don't subscribe to "you get what you pay for" solidly, for every single situation, but this is one instance where paying more for chocolate balls matters.

Also, my ulcer has returned, and I have THREE new gray hairs from this damn tango routine.
 

stash

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Friends making me feel guilty because I can't come out tonight to hang out and drink because I have a project due tomorrow and a 9am class... I'm sorry that I can't hang out over this break... But winter break starts soon enough... Like chill out.
 

bia

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Friends making me feel guilty because I can't come out tonight to hang out and drink because I have a project due tomorrow and a 9am class... I'm sorry that I can't hang out over this break... But winter break starts soon enough... Like chill out.
Go, stash! Can I have you in my class? I'm wondering how many students I'll have in class today. I got an email from one a few days ago, asking if he could have an excused absence for today, because his family always travels for Thanksgiving, and they were surprised(!) to discover that he didn't have the whole week off. Has any school ever given the whole week off? But at least he took my refusal with good grace. It's a class day, I have material to cover, and it will be on the test. And the students can make their choices from there.
 

bia

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I'm happy to say that I whined too soon -- morning classes were just fine. We'll see about the afternoon, but at least I'm not preemptively cranky.
 

Hedwaite

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... I totally forgot. Thanksgiving is, like, day after tomorrow. Yikes, where has the time gone. We've been dancing all seven days out of the week and it's just kind of blurred. More going by hours than by days.
 

cornutt

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I have to work on Friday, but the gym in our building won't be open. So if I'm going to get in a workout, I have to drive to a gym on another part of the base. And it's supposed to be very cold here on Friday.
 

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