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kittenb
post May 10 2010, 07:47 AM
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So I am off to a job interview today. I was more excited about the job before I learned a little more about the company but I decided to go anyway. The job is interesting although it involves a lot more travel than I am used to (meaning, any. I'm a public transit girl and this job would require a car.) When I woke up this morning I was edgy and stiff. I think the cat slept on my back all night or something. So I decided to work out outside for a change and went for a long & brisk walk. I never do that anymore because my feet hurt much more when I do fast walking but they have been healing. I'll know how they survived once I stand up again, I guess. rolleyes.gif I want new, non-plantar fascitis feet.

missJoy - homework overload inititated a laundry crisis. I don't know that I will ever catch up at this point.

Have a good week all!


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crazyoldcatlady
post May 9 2010, 07:19 PM
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syb- i know, wishful thinking, right? i don't think anyone has the psychic energy to fight tbtb anymore, esp. since there's a large preference for fb amongst busties.

kittneb- that's how i felt about this place, too; the blow up here was a nice catalyst for me not to OD on the internets anymore.

damona/stargazer- re: the delete function. it's not so much i feel the need to censor my words later, it's more of about the cyclical bouts of paranoia where i think, gosh, could someone ID me based on some obtuse comment i make? b/c anonymity it a prime reason that this place allows such a free flow of ideas.

anyway, i'm not going to belabor the point, but i've decided to get off fb. i'm still keeping this account, and i may/may not post, but i'll still have access to PM's.
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damona
post May 8 2010, 05:03 PM
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i'm being totally lazy today. i haven't done anything but sit at the computer desk. well, i mean, i fed the kids and that sort of thing lol but... youall know what i mean!

the boy's friend is home on leave from the army, so i'm hopefully going to see him later, but i'm not going to hold my breath.

there is seriously nothing going on today.

you know, i don't think i ever used the edit function. and i don't think i ever deleted posts. i tend to figure that if i post something, it's public property, so i consider carefully what i'm going to put out there. just my .02.

being back online has made my ADD worse. lol. i started this post awhile ago but got distracted by other web pages. sheesh.


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missjoy
post May 8 2010, 01:29 PM
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Hello all!

Just popping in - I'm listening to a new exercise playlist I just made on itunes, currently some Blink 182 but there's quite a mix going on that I'm happy about.

It's a dreary day here so the dog and I are staying in other than a quick pop out to get my eyebrows waxed (ouch). It always seems to be middle-aged european woman with scary eyebrows doing the waxing. It always makes me nervous but seems to have worked out okay.

Othewise it will be laundry, playing computer games and maybe another workout (did 45 min on the treadmill already, but I'm excited about my new music).

I was not really involved with the blow-up here a few months ago, but I miss the bust boards. I've not found anywhere else with such cool women.
*keeses*
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stargazer
post May 8 2010, 09:33 AM
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D, that sounds like an awesome time!

Syb, being at the entry level of any field, getting oneself known as well as recognized is a lot of work out of the gates from school. I knew that going upon entering doctoral school; however, it is the feeling of being a newbie that, well, sucks. The other trainee said it best when she said going from place to place felt like being the new kid at school over and over again. I cannot wait until I can feel settled in my career. Here's hoping you find a position soon!

kitten, thanks for the encouragement! I think there are a lot of jobs in the field, but, I'm learning that one needs to expand one's horizons in order to find work. I'll let you know if I hear of any positions for you.

QUOTE(kittenb @ May 7 2010, 07:40 AM) *
And I think many of the agencies will wait until the state budget is announced in July to make any major hiring decisions. sad.gif


Good point! I didn't realize the state budget does not go through until July. It makes sense why my site has not created any new positions yet. They are working on a contract with the county right now so we will see what happens. If this interview does not bear fruit, then I'm hoping maybe something will at my current site. I keep plugging away applying to places all over.

*~*~*sending job vibes for Syb and Kitten*~*~*

cocl, I think Syb put it eloquently about the TPTB situation. Actually, I've given up on having any expectations with them. It seems like they are focused on this blog of theirs, which is horrible btw. If they wanted skilled writers, then they should've used some of the Lounge posters with more insight and wit in their writings. I do not use the FB group because I like my anonymity through the Lounge. I can handle the limitations of this public forum. I rather take a minute to be more thoughtful in my post than wish for an edit option to delete an entire post housr, days, or months later. I kinda found the deleting of posts later to be rather passive aggressive, but, that's my own view. Hopefully, I didn't offend you with that last statement. In the end, it would be great to have you back posting here if you feel comfortable.

kvetch: I've noticed that I've been having extreme bouts of loneliness in the past 3 months. It is sporadic and doesn't last long, but, it has been happening. Eh.

(((Syb, Damona, cocl, and kittenb)))


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sybarite
post May 7 2010, 08:04 AM
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That quote from Debbie (via Jezebel) was specific to women-dominated and/or boards defining themselves as feminist, from what I remember. Rude is right.

Eh, whatevs. No offense to other crafters but sod her: hope she's happy with her knitting.
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kittenb
post May 7 2010, 07:40 AM
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I'm listening to thunder roll around the city while my cats hide in fear and the boy sleeps thru it all. We both took today off so he celebrated by staying up all night with a Dungeons & Dragons marathon. I was going to color my hair today but the rain has made me change my mind. I'll get to it this weekend.

Star - you know we are in very miuch the same boat. Job searching is so depressing. And I think many of the agencies will wait until the state budget is announced in July to make any major hiring decisions. sad.gif

COCL - I've recently sworn off FB games. They take up too much time that I could use to read a book or pick up my crochet or study, study, study. I'm not ready to swear off the whole site although I understnad the temptation. I cannot keep up with the application changes and the privacy settings. It's annoying. As for Bust, I was mostly off for awhile. I was on Internet overload & this was the easiest for me to break from. But I missed it. I was recently annoyed when I read where Debbie made the crack that social network sites (or was she just talking about FB?) were like girls passing notes in school. It just seemed rude coming after the big blow up here.

Syb - *sigh* I miss having money for new clothes. I miss having a real paycheck.


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sybarite
post May 7 2010, 06:56 AM
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Sounds like a good time damona! I need more nights like that. Ever since the last 18 months or so of the Ph.D I have been a hermit and I am only now starting to realise how much I cut myself off. Now of course I have less money to spend on socialising and I feel bad re-connecting with friends and expeecting them to buy every round... blink.gif None of us tend to socialise much at home unfortunately.

SG, I too am in (another) period of transition and need to find a new job. I love this one but my contact expires next month and there is no chance of renewal, so I am frantically applying for work in my field. Best of luck with your interview; don't be so quick to write off your chances! I always reckon once you have an interview you're in with a shot anyway.

I am working from home and listening out for my laptop delivery... although knowing the post here I expect it to arrive at the very last posited date. Still excited though. Also, thus far, there's been less 'working' and more pissing about the internet...


COCL: I think it's worth another shot with TPTB, but I am also cynical enough to not expect much, if I'm honest. Saying that, most of the requirements you list are do-able; only the t****s are beyond our (initial) control, but effective moderators could significantly reduce any who pop up. Adjusting settings such as delete options and picture settings should be straightforward enough; what would be harder is getting said statement regarding member suspension (which remains extraordinary and should never have happened--so again, I don't expect a 180 on that I'm afraid) and finally selecting a longterm moderating team which TPTB approves.

All of which is to say: I'll support agreed-upon action, but lack the psychic energy to contribute further, if I'm honest. This place continues to be important to me but the persistently hands-off approach of Debbie et al doesn't seem likely to change.
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damona
post May 7 2010, 04:09 AM
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cocl, i most certainly hope that we can have our Lounge, and eat it, too. i miss the crazy rockin', jumpin' old lounge.

i can't believe it's 5am and i've been up since 9am. i am loopy.

i was absconded with, earlier. it was awful. i was dragged to multiple bookstores. and i only had $20 i could spend. cruel and unusual punishment, i tell you. i didn't even care that by the time we got to the food court i only had 2 bucks for dinner. all the books i had to leave behind were tugging at my heart strings.

on the plus side, last night (wait, what day is it... friday. ok, so wednesday night) the mr, the boy, and the chick friend and i went to go visit bgp for her birthday. she'd had a bad day, so we picked up a cake and some munchies and dropped in. good food, good booze, good friends and good conversations. after we got home there was also good smoke, good sex, and more conversation. it was an all around great night.


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crazyoldcatlady
post May 6 2010, 04:22 PM
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*UNLURK*

so. i think i'm done with FB. ideally, i wish i could return to the boards, but in its current inception, i personally don't want to be the caliber poster i was before.

i want moderators.
i want a troll-less environment.
i want pictures re-enabled.
i want a delete option beyond a set time window.
i want, in writing, reasons for member suspension or expulsion SPELLED OUT so there's no confusion. including steps to be taken before the last-resort of suspension.

i think if debbie or whomever oversees the boards could, for the benefit of busties and BUST-ers alike, comply with the above, the Lounge would again be the swinging femme gin-joint we all knew and loved.

do you (collective "you") think can we do this? can we come to the table with a number of cooling-off months under our belts and actually turn it around?

x-posting with the FB...

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damona
post May 5 2010, 05:49 PM
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(((((((stargazer)))))))) sinus infections suck. i (sort of) feel your pain. i've had a cold that mostly consists of a stuffy nose and endless sneezing. and good luck with your momma.

*sips at her vodka and cranberry* oooh, yummy! *raises glass* to stargazer!

syb, i hear ya about the glasses, too. this is my first new pair in 4 years. i haven't been able to drive much for the last year because i couldn't read the signs. at all. hooray for new laptops! i adore mine smile.gif

c'mon, y'all, jump in, anytime!

i got a new pair of shoes today, from the boy's mama. they're comfy slip ons. kind of goofy looking, but comfy counts more lol.

we're going to go visit my bgp tonite, a bunch of us are piling into my giant suv and heading to illinois to surprise her with a cake for her birthday. should be fun smile.gif thank goodness for teenage girls who are willing to babysit for 10 bucks and all the snacks and movies they want!

having a discussion with the boy via text about the relative merits of Sikhism. interesting.

i discovered today that i've lost 8 pounds. yes! *happy dance*

who's next?


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stargazer
post May 4 2010, 04:02 PM
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And up from the ashes shall rise the Kvetchie thread!!!


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Sorry for wearing a face mask, but, I'm battling some cooties. I have a sinus infection that decided to break on Monday. I was out of town this weekend, only to start my first day back to work feeling under the weather. Boo.
I really need to sleep, but, I need to get something in my tummy first.

kvetch: my momma's mood swings. I think it is my cue to be persistant with moving out this Fall if possible. I'm using my frustration to channel energy towards finding work following my internship. I have an interview this month for a position I don't think I have a flying chance of getting, but, I will try anyway. Either way, I need to turn up the heat and be proactive with finding work. I do not want to keep complaining about something I know won't change so I need to move for my own sanity!

*~*~*passes cranberry & Vodka's around*~*~*

(((Damona & Syb)))


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sybarite
post May 4 2010, 07:43 AM
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Hey damona! The randomness has been my favourite aspect of kvetch too; I don't have to organise my thoughts here!

This is a good thing today as I taught my last class of the semester this morning and I am TIRED. I love teaching but I get keyed up beforehand and am usually drained afterwards. The rest of the week isn't too crazy work-wise, which is a nice change.

Other things going on... I am broke because I put money aside to buy a new laptop, which I will order once I know which day this week I will be home for its delivery (wow, that's a tortured sentence.) This is my second ever laptop, replacing my old one of 6+ years, so I'm excited.

I need new glasses--my current ones are 4 years old, although I only wear them at home. I also need new clothes; almost a year after finishing the Ph.D and I'm still dressing like a grad student--a poor grad student. I did finally figure out eBay though and successfully bought a cute pair of brogues which I am delighted with.

K, am out of thoughts. Next!
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damona
post May 1 2010, 07:23 PM
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seriously? no one has anything to kvetch about? i refuse to believe that. i am dragging this thread back out of the mothballs. c'mon, i know at least some of you are still out there!

this was always my favourite thread. it's the best place to just bring up random stuff. stuff like:

i just got new glasses and my depth perception is so off i nearly fell down the stairs last night.

or

my friend started an account for me on okcupid so that we could take all the dopey tests and stuff that they have on there, and i haven't even put up a profile, and i'm getting guys im'ing me thru the site. i don't need another man! that was not the point in this exercise! lol.


so, come on! join me! it's lonely in here! newbies? old-bies? busties and busters, come one, come all, join the fun!

wow. i think i should ease up on the sugar, hey? we need a smiley for "vibrating with energy"


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sassygrrl
post Feb 11 2010, 06:03 PM
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A lot of people went over to FB. CCG basically left the lounge as well. It's pretty dead, and it's a damn shame.
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faith
post Feb 11 2010, 03:15 PM
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WTF??????????

What the hell happened here?
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candycane_girl
post Feb 6 2010, 10:12 AM
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I know that no one comes in here anymore but I just wanted to come in here and say goodbye. I think that I will be gone for quite a while or maybe forever. All I know is that I'm done for the next little bit so see ya! And as they say, thanks for the memories.
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pollystyrene
post Jan 11 2010, 08:50 AM
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Actually, I couldn't PM you- your inbox is full.

Dammit, when are TPTB going to give us back our "more-than-10-minutes" editing button?!?!?! mad.gif


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Life can be perfect. People can be trusted. Someday, I will fall in love; a nice quiet home of my very own.
Free from all the pain. Happy and having fun all the time.
It never happened, did it?
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pollystyrene
post Jan 11 2010, 08:25 AM
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Sent you a PM about the group, qspice!


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Free from all the pain. Happy and having fun all the time.
It never happened, did it?
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quantumspice
post Jan 10 2010, 09:48 PM
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Is the fb thing an actual group, or isit more a loose connection of busties? I have a handful of busties on my fb, but that's about it.

Don't be too jealous of me being in Brazil. Sure, the weather's nice, but I am in a developing country (not quite third world, but definitely not yet developed first world) and possess only rudimentary language skills tongue.gif No hot water (I have to boil water to rinse off the dishes and I shower very very quickly), no fans (or places to plug them in if I found one), an ac unit that barely cools the bedroom enough so I can sleep, "broadband" internet that is slower than dial-up, etc. Don't get me wrong: I like living here. But it's probably not the tropical paradise you're picturing. (Plus, next Monday, I go from 90s to 20s-30s! FML.)


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