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

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

  1. Discofan

    Discofan Rear Admiral Fleet Captain

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    Our memory is a strange thing. Several years ago my brother talked me into reading a Sci. Fi novel, which is a rare occurrence since he and I have very different tastes in that area and so I rarely if ever take his advice. That time I did and really liked the book. Much later, a few months ago actually, we were talking about different things and I thanked him for the tip, at that point I realized that he had no idea what I was talking about, even after I described him the story in detail (I have a good memory about those things) It was as if he had never even heard of such story. That really makes me wonder since I 've read many many books, likely much more than he did and I couldn't for the life of me forget a book that completely! Ask me about a novel that I read once when I was a kid and I am pretty sure that I could give you a rough summing up of what it was about. Maybe my bro never read that book and he told me what he's read about it in an article and then forgot about it... Even that seems strange.
     
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  2. Gary Mitchell

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  3. rhubarbodendron

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  4. Butters

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    I’m not happy, but i don’t know what would make me happy. Everything seems like too much effort or ultimately futile. Stuck in a rut full of funk.

    I could be sorting out the draws, tidying the garden, working on one of the four half written books, I could be preparing a nice meal for tonight, I could take the recycling to be recycled, I could take a walk along the beach, fold the laundry and put it away, play an old spectrum game or just sit by the track and watch trains wiz by. I should really be working on the 8th Doctor’s green velvet coat for my eldest son while I’ve got the time. But I don’t fancy that, or anything.
     
  5. Gary Mitchell

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    I don't have any advice but I do understand. Hope the unhappiness goes away soon.
     
  6. Butters

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    Thanks.

    I did some errands, recycling done, car fuelled, washing up done. The tide was in but didn’t fancy walking. Put new load of laundry in machine. Tidied the porch. And had a nice hot bath.

    Picking up the family from their various places now should keep me occupied for an hour and half.
     
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  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I'll drink to that. :beer: :sigh:
     
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  8. Butters

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    In my last job, if I was running an hour late someone would send me a text message, ask if I was ok, and then tell me to pick up coffees on the way to the office.

    In my current job, I’ve been off work for two months, and I haven’t heard a thing from my team. Nothing.

    So I ask myself. Is it me?
     
  9. Scribble

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    Various companies have various cultures. Some are more personable than others. Been there, done that.

    My random thought: I might be able to get enough of the supplies I need if I can sell my van and a certain chain that I have. If I can get those supplies and if I can follow through with everything I might actually be able to make a decent enough living instead of being poor all the time.

    Might help to make a bunch of people happy, too.
     
  10. Discofan

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    In about two weeks we will have seen the worst of winter, at least where I live. I am impatient to be there but at the same time, I am not looking forward to being two weeks older, IE two weeks closer to death... Winter is starting to affect my mood which is normally a lot cheerier!
     
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  11. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The day I close on the house I’m going to play video games all night and live cast it all to Bill Maher. #ADULTINGBITCH
     
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  12. PureCrimson

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    Not even close.
     
  13. Scribble

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    Okee dokee. Sorry whatever happened happened.
     
  14. RunningValkyrie

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    I agree with @Scribble, some workplaces are good at noticing it’s employees while other’s are bad at it. It’s all about the workplace culture. And, from what you’ve told us, it seems that the workplace culture is not that good in your current workplace.
     
  15. Butters

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    It’s so frustrating though. It should be my dream job, and the pay and benefits are really good, and it’s not too far to travel. But the culture has worn me down. I didn’t even apply for the post, they approached me, but they left me feeling worthless. I shouldn’t have to give up a good job but I don’t see any other way. Darn it.
     
  16. RunningValkyrie

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    Perhaps it’s what you need to do to feel better? It sounds like people value your skills. In my experience there are always work for people who has the skills a company value.
     
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  17. Discofan

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    I found a toolbox in my attic that I completely forgot that I have! It's amusing that I was thinking of buying some of those tools while I had them there all along!!! And they're new too, obviously never used, not even once. I must have bought it at a garage sale or something and then forgot about it.
     
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  18. Butters

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    Today, I’m thinking, baking a loaf of bread, make beef and red wine casserole, home made chips, and beetroot crisps. Movie with the kids tonight, then watch Discovery.

    Also thinking, what would I do if I possessed the infinity gauntlet? Hmm.
     
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  19. auntiehill

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    Been feeling very depressed lately. Nothing to do, no one to talk to, not much to look forward to... .

    The one friend I have, who is disabled and seriously ill, can't use the telephone because of her hearing problems and now has hand-problems so she can't type. She did, however, offer to send me a plane ticket so I can come visit her in May. So, that's at least one thing to look forward to. We had a very nice visit last year and I know she doesn't have a lot of time left, so I want to see her when I get the chance.
     
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  20. Butters

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    I’m thinking that I would be an awesome house husband / stay at home dad.
     
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