Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Scribble, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    There's one where they free sharp-horned cows on the streets. People are often hurt, even killed.
     
  2. zhe Färängisieve

    zhe Färängisieve Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Sure You don't mix up? Tomato festivals are usually in August and the rallying of the fighter bulls through the streets at the local start of the bullfighting season (February to May)
     
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  3. Butters

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    There’s a little girl singing, alone, in our garden. I’m wondering, where the hell are my own kids?
     
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  4. Discofan

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    Do you mean you're worried or is that the usual?
     
  5. Butters

    Butters Commodore Commodore

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    It’s not normal
     
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  6. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    Maybe you should make inquiries in the neighborhood then.
     
  7. Finn

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    It was intentional, I believe. Betelgeuse is associated with a somewhat dark figure in mythology, at least one version.
     
  8. Mojochi

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    There's Shadenfreude, feeling joy at the misfortune of others,
    & it's opposite, Fremdsham, feeling badly about the misfortune of others, which I guess is just being compassionate?
    it's other opposite, Mitgefühl (To keep it in German) or feeling joy for the good fortune of others (also just compassion)
    or it's other opposite, Eifersucht, which is feeling badly about the good fortune of others (Jealousy)

    But today, a tiny, cute, barely verbal toddler girl peeked over her mother's shoulder, & called me papa, in the department store line, to which we all giggled a bit, when I smiled & gently gave a "no" head shake to her, & while both very sweet & somewhat complimentary... also a little uncomfortable TBH. WTF is the word for that?
     
  9. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    The neighbors don't....talk about such things.
     
  10. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    Each time I think I am out... they pull me back in!

    It's been nearly three years that I've started speaking about retiring but all I have to do is start the planning and people come out of the woodwork to make me offers that I can't refuse (or I'd be a fool). The thing is that a "retirement mood" is a wonderful bargaining chip! Plus (don't tell anyone but) I love my work! Not to mention that I've seriously diminished my activity. Plus as someone who's been poor, especially in my childhood, deep down, I have the fear of... you know what.
     
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  11. oberth

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    not really,

    fremdschämen
    means to be embarrassed for someone's lunacy (that's normally somebody you have sth in common with like a fellow trekkie or somesuch)

    mitgefühl means feeling sorry for someone's bad luck or loss

    eifersucht
    is in deed straight out jealousy (but more about the girls (or guys) what you adressed is called neid
     
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  12. JirinPanthosa

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    Seems like every day I plan to get the yardwork and painting it ends up raining that day. Now need to find other stuff to do today, will go crazy if I end up just watching TV.
     
  13. Mojochi

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    Dangit, I knew I'd be picking the wrong one for jealousy. I should've went for the one that meant envy
    I see. Sort of identifying with someone's embarrassing situation. It's still just another flavor of sympathy though, yeah?
    Then WTF is the one for feeling good or happy about someone's good fortune? :guffaw:or does this one cover both? because I swear somewhere online I heard this one meant that too
     
  14. oberth

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    to the contrary - a person who triggers that is clearly an idiot - you do it because they don't get how stOOpid they act and give the group all belong to a bad reputation

    nope, try 'having a celebration'
     
  15. Mojochi

    Mojochi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    But having a celebration isn't exactly a feeling. Something akin to how we use the word delighted. Delighted is a feeling we usually reserve for expressing how we feel when someone's had good fortune. I guess it doesn't really matter. I'm way down the rabbit hole here lol
     
  16. JirinPanthosa

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    On a video game board I post on somebody mentioned how they hate how on social media people share pictures of their kids and “Rub it in your face” how they have good things in their life.

    This shocked me that people could see good things happen to other people and have their only response be resentment and jealousy. And when I said that I personally liked hearing about all the good things that happen to people I knew a few of them really went off and called it insensitive.

    Like, you really see other people having good things in your life as an attack on people who don’t have those things? How do you emotionally get to a place that you react that way?
     
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  17. Obsidian7

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    There have been 30 full days of peace and quiet at home. Literally zero activity from the noisy neighbour. The best case scenarios are that he's either abandoned home or gone to jail. Worst case scenario is that he's just on holiday, but it doesn't make sense when he kicked off last time about having no money.

    Also... I'm wondering if he's notified anyone about leaving for this long, because you can't leave the house unoccupied for 4 weeks. Not knowing the full facts is starting to drive me crazy.

    After everything that's happened it would be nice if the universe has stepped in and said bye Felicia. (Or maybe it's just deja vu all over again because the first noisy neighbour got up and went.) This week will be interesting though.

    On the plus side, I've been sleeping a lot better.
     
  18. Butters

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    Any strange smells, flies, or mail stacking up?
     
  19. oberth

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    probably busy installing a stadium grade sound system :evil:
     
  20. zhe Färängisieve

    zhe Färängisieve Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    need new coolpacks to cool my beer at the lake
     
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