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I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« on: May 30, 2013, 08:39:12 AM »
It's been a bit of a day today.  Normal issues with my mum and bank has screwed up, but I can deal with those.  But today also dealt with two clients, both having serious issues as work.  One alternated between crying and banging the desk, the other unloaded about their drinking problems and thoughts of suicide.  Helped both as best I could, but it don't half take it out of you.  Hard, especially when you desperately want to make things better.   :(

Sometimes it seems like everyone has problems and their lives are turning to hell - probably inevitable with this job, like doctors only see sick people, I only see sad and desperate people!  Someone tell me something nice that happened today to balance me out a little please!
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 08:50:03 AM »
"It's hard to, but I'm starting to believe some of you actually believe these things.  That is completely beyond my ability to understand if that is really the case, but things never cease to amaze me."

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 08:56:19 AM »
2 of the shoulder patients I've been treating are about to be discharged at 100% function.

My wife is going to book us a trip to Costa Rica for my 40th birthday.

It's sunny and 72 degrees outside right now somewhere in the world.

Its almost Friday.

Here's a joke my 8 year old told me that he got off a Popsicle stick... What do you call a scared ship at the bottom of the ocean... A nervous wreck.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 08:58:59 AM »
In a similar vein as recreational drugs:
http://cuteoverload.com/

offers immediate yet sadly-not-at-all-lasting reprieve from dejection.
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 10:41:11 AM »
Yeah, I imagine dealing with people like that would have to rub off on you in time.  You either become jaded to it or absorbed by the problems.  You can't want them to get better more than they want it.  If you do you will burn out in time.  Cops, teaches, etc.. all have similar problems.

Something good...lets see...I found my car keys this morning without help from God. ;)
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 10:45:12 AM »
Quote from: screwtape
(not sure that's good news)

I would say it is. The English Defense League are strongly anti-Muslim and proclaim they're about defending English values and argue they're against extremism and Sharia Law and to be honest, there are probably a number of people who are genuine in that regard, I have met EDL members who seem to have been such. However, they also form quite a large crowd of bigot folks supporting the cause.

Essentially this would be like homosexuals offering coffee and donuts to protesting members of the Westboro Baptist Church and then getting along swimmingly. I would say that would be the US equivalent.

It is perhaps an example where anger and hate has been nullified by peace and understanding. Oh and fecking tea. Does anybody else see this as ironic? If Muslims are serving up EDL tea & biscuits and playing football, then surely this means they're more British than the EDL?
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 11:23:58 AM »
Essentially this would be like homosexuals offering coffee and donuts to protesting members of the Westboro Baptist Church and then getting along swimmingly. I would say that would be the US equivalent.

You just compared gays and muslims.  That's hilarious. I'm not sure which group you offended more.


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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 11:35:47 AM »
lol, not gay Muslims I hope. :P
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 12:18:13 PM »
I'm sorry you're going through this. This is exactly why I decided, despite an interest in helping people, why I couldn't make it as a therapist.

This made me smile ...

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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 03:08:56 PM »
You exist.
You believe evolution and there is no evidence for that. Where is the fossil record of a half man half ape. I've only ever heard about it in reading.

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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 03:56:13 PM »
I bought a new shirt and tie because my national manager was flying in to meet clients and I was asked along. I musn't have got the 'dress casual' email, as nobody else even worse a tie. Felt rather silly. Hopefully that'll make you chuckle.

Of course, I still looked slamming hot.
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 03:58:28 PM »
lol, not gay Muslims I hope. :P

I know quite a few gay muslims.  The local Bangladeshi community is active in SALGA. 
http://salganyc.org/about-us/


And apparently there is a strong gay Arab population in other NYC neighborhoods. 

http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-06-17/nyc-life/gay-arabs-party-here-risk-death-back-home/

But I promise I'll come back with something nicer later. 

I bought a new shirt and tie because my national manager was flying in to meet clients and I was asked along. I musn't have got the 'dress casual' email, as nobody else even worse a tie. Felt rather silly. Hopefully that'll make you chuckle.

Of course, I still looked slamming hot.

Much better than arriving with split pants, MM. 

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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 04:00:57 PM »
^^ Ha Ha, yes.
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 04:07:11 PM »
Something nice...not really my thing...um...I turn 36 next month. Best I can do.

I wrote this yesterday, not my normal thing I write:

the beach

in beautiful array of sunshine
deep beneath wave of clouds
parting between seas gently swaying
upon the laughter of children
making sand castles on the beach

the moon envious of the stars
breaking through the blue sky
enchanting to the music playing
on the phonograph echoed
of Tchaikovsky in aura'd ballet


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This thread is about lab-grown dicks, not some mincy, old, British poof of an actor. 

Let's get back on topic, please.


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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2013, 07:28:20 PM »
May the bluebird of happiness not poop on your windshield.


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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2013, 07:50:47 PM »
OK, I don't know what the deal is here but when I clicked on this thread to read it I was redirected to christianmingle.com.  Now that's scary!

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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2013, 09:51:57 PM »
My not quite 2 year-old daughter told her first joke recently, as follows:

Her: Not Not (knock knock).
Me: Who's there?
Her: Mook (milk).
Me: Milk who?
Her: Oppo shoosh (apple juice)!

So it ain't exactly Louis C.K., but it made me :laugh:
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2013, 02:45:33 AM »
Thanks all - I feel much more balanced today!  So important to value what we've got here

Like Pony says, "we exist", for this one brief shining moment, we exist.
Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2013, 03:02:51 AM »
We exist ... and will soon have mammoths! If Eugenie Scott has her way.
And what will we do once we have herds of mammoths? We will eat them!
Damn, humans are scary!
Still ... mammoth on the barbie ... mmmmm
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Re: I'm Drained - Tell Me Something Nice!
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2013, 03:28:51 AM »
Still ... mammoth on the barbie ... mmmmm

I'll have a leg please!   :P
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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2013, 05:00:40 AM »
Still ... mammoth on the barbie ... mmmmm

I'll have a leg please!   :P

Trunk stuffed with chives and garlic butter!!!
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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2013, 08:54:02 AM »
And don't forget a side of freshly sauteed baby. So tender and delicious, its an old atheist favorite!
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2013, 10:03:03 AM »
And don't forget a side of freshly sauteed baby. So tender and delicious, its an old atheist favorite!

And I like them to go under the grill for a few minutes before serving - makes the skin all crispy and crunchy  ;)
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2013, 10:08:38 AM »
But on a far more exciting note:  "MUSLIM fundamentalism may one day be seen in the same way as mental illness is today and be "curable"...... "

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/neuroscience-may-hold-cure-for-religious-fundamentalism-says-researcher/story-fnb64oi6-1226653553802
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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2013, 10:10:30 AM »
Still ... mammoth on the barbie ... mmmmm

So you have a mammoth that weights about 17636.97 lb (8 tonnes x 2204.622)
Take away the;
Tusks 148 lb x2
Skeleton @ 16% of weight = 2821 lb
http://elephant.elehost.com/About_Elephants/Anatomy/The_Skeleton/the_skeleton.html
and
Teeth @ about 80lb
http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/aboutelephants/anatomy.htm

...that gives 14439.97 lb of meat

Assuming you're gonna mince the lot you can get (approximately) 57759.9 quarter pound burgers out of that bad boy.

I'll bring the salad  :)
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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2013, 12:07:45 PM »
Still ... mammoth on the barbie ... mmmmm

So you have a mammoth that weights about 17636.97 lb (8 tonnes x 2204.622)
Take away the;
Tusks 148 lb x2
Skeleton @ 16% of weight = 2821 lb
http://elephant.elehost.com/About_Elephants/Anatomy/The_Skeleton/the_skeleton.html
and
Teeth @ about 80lb
http://www.elephantnaturepark.org/aboutelephants/anatomy.htm

...that gives 14439.97 lb of meat

Assuming you're gonna mince the lot you can get (approximately) 57759.9 quarter pound burgers out of that bad boy.

I'll bring the salad  :)


If they taught this sort of maths at school...I'd be a lot better a maths and would have probably died from heart failure, still, I would have still been better at maths.  ;)
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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2013, 02:09:23 PM »
Today I found out that indeed fifth graders are smarter than me, volunteering with a bunch of other folks to share our occupations with them.  I got many thanks for the horse calendars I gave them (I work for the gubment with farmers), explaining how we are making the streams more healthy, and taught them how to say the word frog, using clicks, in my wife's Bantu language, and told them all to ask their teachers if they can learn Chinese.  Cool kids.  Cool idea.  Made me smile and made them smile.

edit - the kids were most impressed with the state police officer but disappointed she wouldn't use her taser.   :)
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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2013, 05:37:19 PM »
OK, I don't know what the deal is here but when I clicked on this thread to read it I was redirected to christianmingle.com.  Now that's scary!

It just happened to me again when I clicked "logon".  I've been having a lot of trouble with a redirect virus or whatever it is, but this is the only place that takes me to christianmingle.com.  Go figure.