Whining Thread #2

Hedwaite

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Seche Vite- and I'm a little disappointed with it after all the raves I saw online. Going back to OPI for the base, scouting resumes for fast-dry topcoat.

Bonus Whine for the day brought to you by facebook: Abbreviating phrases just because you're too lazy to type only makes you look like a vapid idiot. People shouldn't have to keep google open in the next tab just to communicate with you, and nobody takes airheads seriously anyway.
 

Lioness

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It's 45C right now (113F)

There's thunderstorms and it's windy.

If there's a bushfire I'm gonna have to put some clothes on and stop basking under the aircon :-(
 

Lioness

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Close, very queer friend just said "I never want to talk to straight cis dudes ever again tbh"

And, like, I don't even know what her problem is. I don't know what experience she's had with rude dudes but projecting that on to all of them is not cool.

Not to mention the fact that I am in a serious long term relationship with a "straight cis dude", and that's not a sentiment I can agree with.

You don't get support and acceptance through alienation.

Also I'm epilating and it hurts. And I'm grumpy at bf for entirely unrelated reasons mostly having to do with the hot weather and subsequent lack of cuddles and...affection. Grump.
 

Lioness

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"Don't you know any people who are bi but might as well be straight?"

Um yeah you're talking to one, love. Need to disengage with this conversation and continue ripping hair out of my legs with a terrifying tweezer machine that makes a noise like a mini chainsaw.
 
". Need to disengage with this conversation and continue ripping hair out of my legs with a terrifying tweezer machine that makes a noise like a mini chainsaw.
:confused::confused::confused:

In other news, roommate is back. I know she pays rent and all too, but it was so nice to have the(unusually clean) apartment all to myself for 2.5 weeks
 

Hedwaite

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Lioness brings me to a tangential whine- people who wanted to be treated equally, yet can't handle the same equal negative treatment along with the positive. And now for my other whine of the day:

Why Ballroom and Barroom don't mix:

A person walks up and asks your date for a dance.
A barroom dancer: Bristles in indignation that you've pissed on their territory.
A Ballroom dancer: Is ambivalent, BECAUSE IT'S JUST DANCING

Liquor is being served at a venue.
A barroom dancer: Gets loaded, stumbles all over the floor while air-spelling YMCA in Arabic, and if they fall into your table, it's your fault, even if you were out at your car getting a shoebrush you forgot.
A ballroom dancer: Might get a happy buzz on, but can still remain balanced, capable of simple courtesy and respect to others' personal space, and doesn't require a Designated Driver by the end of the evening.

An advertisement for "Dancing!" in the paper/facebook.
A barroom dancer: Shows up, gets drunk, and can do the same spastic jig to all music, all night. Repeated crowing of "FREEBIRD!" optional.
A ballroom dancer: Wonders how big the floor will be (to avoid inevitable barroom dancers), what type it will be (concrete hurts the joints and can be too slick), and if they can just pay to dance and bring their own bottle of water, because they likely don't want the dry pasta/chicken/beef steamtable buffet they can get for five bucks at Publix come lunchtime instead of fifty here.

A special event coordinated by non-dancers invites, or wants to involve dancers.
Barroom dancers: Don't see why these people are calling and asking all these stupid questions about the floor and the length of routines, and the sound setup. All you have to do is show up and dance, right?
Ballroom dancers: Want to know the facts so that they can present a great experience for their audience and dance friends.

A couple of great dancers, maybe a group arrives and starts burning up the floor.
A barroom dancer: Thinks they're gay, sulks in their chair while their partner tries to get them to dance, and thinks they're a bunch of snooty showoffs.
A ballroom dancer: Takes it as an automatic (friendly) challenge and it brings out the best in them, wonders why they haven't seen them around, and introduces themselves and welcomes them back to their place of dance.

*contains peanuts, generalization, and may cause offense or chafing of the buttocks.
 

stash

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Maybe I should be more sympathetic, but my friend truly is a baby to dating. She is a self proclaimed feminist, but still wants the men she is dating to:

1) text her first (girl it's just a stupid, freaking text message... you have thumbs... USE THEM!!!)

2) plan all the dates themselves (welcome to the 21st century love, guys have learned from us and wanted to be wooed too.. plan a freaking date. tis not that hard if their is mutal attraction. it's a two way road love)

3) wants to be treated like a princess. (fine you can have that all you want, but be ready to treat him like a prince too, remember? two way street)

Didn't help matters that she had bad reception in her house at college and didn't want to go out into the common area to talk about things. The conversation had a lot of "could you repeat that" "are you still there" "hello" on my end.

Maybe I have just been in a relationship too long to be more sympathetic about things like this. But I have learned a lot in my 3 and count years of dating my bf, and what I've learn is that relationships (even causal ones) are about give and take... The man isn't going to stick around if he has to do all the work and doesn't feel wanted. Maybe this is not how she means to sound, but that's exactly how it does sound.
 

Hedwaite

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I can't stand The Suck Single. There's a difference in single people, and that one person out of a group who doesn't just lean on their friends during bad times, but they suck the life right out of them by whining constantly about how fail their life is just because they can't acquire another bookend, and constantly not just fish for compliments, but delve and dig and mine for constant reinforcement and validation by not only asking for it, then arguing with you when you try to point out their positive attributes. I can't stand people who are constantly trying to worm how single they are into a conversation just so they can turn the focus of it onto them. Maybe that's WHY they're single, and they find all their friends gradually drifting away. I'm not a babysitter. There's a line one crosses between friendship and emotional vampirism. Most of them don't even know why they feel so compelled to hitch up to someone else, and aren't even that happy when they're in one relationship or another. It seriously clangs my aura and makes me feel drained, and although I like the friend, I don't like it when they start sparkling and listening to Muse and the air has the bite of lavender and vinegar.
 

Lioness

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Today I learned I'm scared of lightning.

Huge storm going on. Travels with me as I'm driving from ex-DP's house to work. Strikes somewhere nearby work and we have a power surge. Keeps travelling up to near my place, where housemate is trying to save her panicked horses from a fire and almost gets hit by lightning.

All I want is to not be electrocuted and die. Too much to ask?
 
Today I learned I'm scared of lightning.

Huge storm going on. Travels with me as I'm driving from ex-DP's house to work. Strikes somewhere nearby work and we have a power surge. Keeps travelling up to near my place, where housemate is trying to save her panicked horses from a fire and almost gets hit by lightning.

All I want is to not be electrocuted and die. Too much to ask?

It's a real risk...feel the fear and do it anyway...and maybe the static charge is elevating your feelings of fear? My sympathy..
 

Cal

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The mailbox post is split. Grrr. The last time that the plow hit the mailbox, I had tried to pretend that I hadn't seen the hairline split in the post, but here it is now, larger than life. And it's beyond my expertise to replace a post in this weather (well, truth be told, it's beyond by expertise to do that even in better weather).
 

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