Why are you unhappy today?

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kittens that age are pretty fugly no matter their color.    I'd take that little bugger in a heartbeat

 

why humans project their own narcissistic "look at me, aren't I special?" crap or in this case "isn't this thing worthless? now I feel so much better about myself" onto animals or other innocents I'll never understand.  

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38 minutes ago, katheliz said:

After too short a visit, @sarabyrd and @enview are on their way back to Munich.

We had curry for Thanksgiving; it was good: then we had desserts at my house; also good.  Now everyone is gone - I'm the only one who didn't have to travel.
Sara's son took this photo of us.

Well Katheliz, it just means you've got to start planning your trip to Munich sooner rather than later!

...Parting is such sweet sorrow...

 

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On 11/30/2019, 12:49:48, katheliz said:

After too short a visit, @sarabyrd and @enview are on their way back to Munich.

We had curry for Thanksgiving; it was good: then we had desserts at my house; also good.  Now everyone is gone - I'm the only one who didn't have to travel.  They came from other areas of California, and from Colorado, Kentucky, and Munich.
Sara's son took this photo of us.
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I always knew I‘d recognise you again, katheliz!

You‘re the original Woman in Red!😂

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088414/

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Yes, @john g., that's me.  @sarabyrd is on my left.  Fuenfling is at the far left in the back row, with @alphadog next to him; Erstling is in the back at the far right.  Vierling alone is missing.

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So you are the original actress! You haven‘t changed a bit.

You coy thing, you!

👍🏼

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I had accompanied someone to a pedicure/manicure. While waiting I noticed a young lady coming in who I had seen earlier outside taking care of a small dog. Next to her a small bottle of sparkling wine (those small ones 250 ml?) had been standing half emptied. When she entered the parlour it was unmistakingly obvious she was... ahem ... tipsy. Ok more on the drunk side of tipsy but anyway. So she got into one of the chairs asking for a pedicure. While that was performed needing roughly an hour I observed she drank the remainder of the first bottle and downed a second one. Was constantly struggling to stay seated always sinking down to nearly lying flat in that chair and definitely had issues walking straight when having to go to the bathroom.

What happened to this young lady (approx. 30ish) that she is that drunk at an average Tuesday at 2 pm (and it didnt look to me like it was just a happy one day spree but a "got used to it" type of daytime drinking). Wasnt a punk type or something. Apart from obviously beeing heftily drunk/drinking she looked like a young urban lady living next door. Could have been the assistant/secretary in any given company.

Felt sorry for her. Made me sad to see someone not coping with life.

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A friend from Kölln says daytime drinking of Sekt by non working women is very common.   I always hated and avoided any drinking at lunch time or whatever, because afterwards feeling there was nothing else that was possible to do, apart from carry on or go to bed.  

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It is sad when I go to the Hbf and see the homeless alchoholics just congregating there. This is the Weinstraße so you expect a lot of wine to be drunk but what wasted lives.

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My in-laws were social alcoholics and I did find it hard, that there would be a sherry before lunch, wine with it, and as you say, what to do for the rest of the afternoon until 'the sun was over the yard arm'? As soon as we had kid#1 I unilaterally decided that we were not lunchtime drinkers any more. 

 

It is very sad that lives just go wasted as a result of alcohol, the description of the woman in the salon is very sad.

 

 

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I am having trust issues and I don't know how to rid myself of these doubts that are spoiling my happiness. I guess life's experiences do this to us.

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Not forgetting that alcohol and drug taking are often a symptom, not the cause of all this unhappiness.  Many people do this on a lower level.  And people get legal drugs from doctors to help.  If you test positive for opiods while driving, if they are prescribed the permitted amounts are very different than if not prescribed.  Which seems to suggest it is nothing to do with safety. 

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For the past few months my Mum has been shoved from pillar to post.. doctor to specialist blah blah blah..., 

 

finally she gets an appointment for a full scan...   Today is the day...

 

I put Clatterbridge hospital into google maps only to find out its a Cancer hospital...

 

Unhappy really isnt how I feel... 

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On 12/5/2019, 2:07:12, kiplette said:

My in-laws were social alcoholics and I did find it hard, that there would be a sherry before lunch, wine with it, and as you say, what to do for the rest of the afternoon until 'the sun was over the yard arm'? As soon as we had kid#1 I unilaterally decided that we were not lunchtime drinkers any more. 

 

It is very sad that lives just go wasted as a result of alcohol, the description of the woman in the salon is very sad.

My parents came of age and married just as Prohibition ended.  Apparently they were quite the partiers, but it turned out that my father became mean when he was drunk, pinching waitresses, etc.  My mother convinced him that drinking & having children wouldn't be a good combination, so my siblings and I were spared growing up with an alcoholic in their lives like my uncles' children had. It was hard on my father, who was limited to one can of beer a week, but the sacrifice was worth it, from our point of view.  

It might have been harder had we lived in Germany, where daily beer is as common as daily bread, and where beer is actually wonderful.

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I cannot put this on the vent thread, as I have been locked out of same.  FFS.

 

So here goes. Here.

 
I hit the bank and talked about the bank fees they had charged me for me doing their work. I am trying to get my money out of Switzerland but if you do not want to pay them hefty charges - and nobody will tell me in advance how much that would be - you have to do James Bond style manoeuvres with wads of bank notes. I have done two runs and need to do about 6 more. The Swiss bank rang me yesterday and I had an ugly chat with my personal adviser, who I have only ever spoken to once before in 30 years. He is a patronising, lying git, obtuse and obstructive. They do not want me to me remove my money. Suddenly they are unable to send me stuff to sign by snail mail... yes really. The stuff I have signed was wrong. Oh really? I do not want to buy an insurance policy in avoidance of paying bank fees. I want to close my account. Without penalty for withdrawing so much lucre in so short a space of time. They do not want to hear that. They want to speak to me in person. I do not want to speak to them in person. I will continue the 007 manoeuvres.

 

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