start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3

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Yippee-IA, Motherf***ers! IRRATIONALLY ANGRY PT. 2: Irrationally Angrier

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:18 (four years ago) Permalink

this is definitely an innocuous thing and it makes me more mildly annoyed than IA, but i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Tweets from highly and justly esteemed writers which are noting but their next bookstore signing, and (barf) the most asskissing, "now blurb meee" kind of blurbs (retweeted by blurbee of course) Cmon gimmee freebie culture dammit! Comedians even worse but ft

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (four years ago) Permalink

i find myself getting very ia at people who dont interrogate conversation, who just wait to talk and continue to talk talk talk and barely acknowledge other contributions

i like conversation when it is like a game of tennis. i do not enjoy being the backyard wall against which you repeatedly smash your 'conversation'

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:49 (four years ago) Permalink

a) never ever go on facebook; it is the absolute worst

b) unless you are drunk and desperately seeking human contact; even then it will be a mistake

c) would totally become unhelpfully drunk with jbr/dow/veg tho!

d) first round's on veg

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 January 2015 06:49 (four years ago) Permalink

all round to my place for fap :D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 07:22 (four years ago) Permalink

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (four years ago) Permalink

-pizza places that don't sell pizza by the slice

(I politely walked out of two pizza places in one day because the first one didn't sell slices after 6 pm and the second one told me there'd be a 15 minute wait because "our slicing pizza is still in the oven.' this was the one time in my life I was tempted to get on Yelp and write some irate reviews)

please login or register if you are (unregistered), Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:50 (four years ago) Permalink

overly tailored tshirts on casual friday (ie neatly rolled up sleeves, tucked in etc)

just relax and wear a damn tshirt.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Needing to work out if the zip I used in the construction of a pair of jeans last year that I wear regularly or if I just keep forgetting to zip it up. Keep finding it down anyway. So just wondering if it's the zip or my memory.
& it would be the pair of jeans that needs a special needle to sew the fabric.

Wondering how long I'll have to wait until I can comfortably collect a shelving unit without being absolutely p-ed on trying to get it home. Weather is atrocious for last few days and I need to transport this flat pack I bought. Waiting for an actual break in bad weather.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:52 (four years ago) Permalink

That was supposed to say about whether a zip needed replacing or if my memory was going. Looks like the latter if I forgot to put in the bit about replacing. & i only made the jeans about 3 or 4 months ago so it should hopefully not mean a zip needed replacing yet. Keep finding myself flying low though.

Also trying to work out which side of the fabric i'm using for a pair of tartan jeans should be the outside/inside since they look very similar. & I don't want to get it wrong throughout. Guess that would at least be consistent though.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Stevolende, I have a question about jeans fly covers. Mine constantly bunch up, exposing the top part of the zipper. I have considered that the reasons might be:
- waist is too tight (but it happens on looser waists, too)
- my gut is pushing down on the waistband
- the button hole has gotten loose, allowing the top flap to sag (though I have tried sewing up the button hole without success, possibly due to my lack of skill and understanding)

Any advice on how to treat this problem? Some kind of insert to stiffen the flap?

Here is a pic of the problem.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16069669409_693c9d1c35.jpg

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:31 (four years ago) Permalink

And so it's on topic: this folded flap makes me SO IRRATIONALLY ANGRY

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (four years ago) Permalink

I think I just tend to wear shirts outside my jeans so it's covered up. Will think about it but not sure offhand.

Might be that you need to make sure you've ironed the fly flap. BUt probably not. I don't know if I know enough about construction and subsequent pressures to answer. But could be that it would be good for me to be aware of that for future knowledge.

I've made like 10 pairs of jeans so far so it's still early days. & I'm not sure how successful they all are. Found out that some I'd made some months back really were too large at the waistband. Being largely self-taught I'm not 100% sure what solutions are.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:58 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

THIS. When the hell did this kick off? It is irritating. Ive clicked on comments threads that are nowt but tag-ins. Ive even had friends of mine tag me in some other random persons thread. I ignored the callout. PM me or GTFO.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Monday, 12 January 2015 02:23 (four years ago) Permalink

start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3">Karl Malone

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Online sellers who aren't satisfied with the fact that you purchased a product from them and did not try to return it or complaint about it, but hassle you RELENTLESSLY to leave feedback, tell us what you think, post about us on social media, blah blah blah

FUCK YOU I gave you money. You gave me a product. We're not married now. I don't owe you anything. I don't have to go to your parents' house for Thanksgiving and I don't have to write a review of your GOD DAMN cocktail shaker. Fuck.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Also:

I was printing out my parents boarding passes from Spirit Airlines last night and they offered the normal nickel-and-dime-you-to-death services and the option to voluntarily pay an additional $1 or $5 to help the airline be more green.

So not a service, just some random fucking guilty bullshit about how if we want this airline to be more environmentally friendly, give us extra money. We're already paying extra money to check a bag and have more leg room than a chicken a 12-by-12 factory farming crate, and now these fuckers have the nerve to try to extort money for their environmental initiative? I'm still so angry about that I can barely form a coherent objection to it.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:27 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm underemployed right now working as a temp in a law firm.. I got a ton of overtime last week but I am FUCKING FURIOUS because I HATE overtime and I hate my line of work because Im subject to the whims of capricious lawyers who dont give a fuck about my life or free time (or common sense/decency). The irony being I'm making time and a half and have a bunch more money than I would yet I am still FUCKING FURIOUS because theres a lot more overtime in the future.

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency, which is basically the same amont of money I used to make like ten fucking years ago.

thanks obama

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:33 (four years ago) Permalink

^^^great CSR, there, carl. *screams*

I was a participant in the following exchange last week:

Cashier: 'Thanks for shopping with us. Can I take your e-mail address?'
Me: 'No...'

camp event (suzy), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:36 (four years ago) Permalink

Hate it when I'm too fast for a website. Site loads, I put the cursor on something like "SEARCH" and click, but in that split second between those two actions, the site has loaded up just a little bit more and I wind up clicking on something like "CONTACT US".

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:40 (four years ago) Permalink

When I started at TCS they encouraged us to ask ppl for their email addresses at the register. At first they said it like, "Hey, people might want to know when we have sales! Just ask, if they say no, that's fine obvs." By the time I left they were offering positive incentives to workers who got the highest percentages of ppl to give them an email. I got the feeling negative incentives were right around the corner.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Radio Shack has been really obnoxious about the email stuff for years

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (four years ago) Permalink

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:54 (four years ago) Permalink

I just had one of those, cash purchase of an overpriced-yet-undeniably-effective hair care product for one of my daughters from a salon I visit for no other purpose.

"What's your last name?" "Is it 'Dusty' Perry?" "I'm supposed to ask." "How do you spell your last name?" "Who normally does your hair here?" Ha ha ha, who does my greying, thinning hair.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Canada Goose Parkas

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (four years ago) Permalink

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency

Not to stoke any further IA, but it's possible that you are grossly overestimating the cut that your temp agency is willing to part with.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Very true. I used to be temped for Accounts Payable jobs, so the most hilarious thing to me was knowing the 'big secret' of exactly how much the company was paying for my services because I was the one processing the bill! (Of course temp agencies never ever want their temps to know this stuff).

I recall more than one job where I got hourly $13, and the agency was getting $22, and that this ratio was pretty usual, so, I got more than half, but less than 2/3 of the payout.

However, and this really ticked me off, one job that was largely funded by taxpayer dollars paid me way less than half of the outrageous sum the temp agency got! I think I got $9 out of $25 bucks on that one! No business like soaking the people.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:03 (four years ago) Permalink

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Most of the times I was ever offered to 'go perm' it was usually with a pay cut from what I had been getting as a temp ('but you'll get benefits') so, no, thanks.

One reason I did temp for a long time was that the pay rates had at least something to do with demand, whereas permanent positions tended to be successfully squashed. While it was humiliating in some ways to have the agency taking a lot of money for doing nothing but landing me the spot, that did save me a lot of dreadful human resources interviews and frankly, I just wouldn't have found those positions on my own. I also used to see the most interesting trainwrecks: places where I'd take over the suddenly vacated position of an embezzler, a revenge case, a blazing incompetent. Whole little histories there. The work of course was more boring than not so regular changes of scenery were helpful as well.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:31 (four years ago) Permalink

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (four years ago) Permalink

omg XV is amazing, I have no idea what that is

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:53 (four years ago) Permalink

baldie doin-brum.gif

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:59 (four years ago) Permalink

ia: egregiously bad service in restaurants. i'm sooooo chill and forgiving about minor food service slip-ups. i don't care if you smile. i don't care if you refill my water without me having to ask. if i don't say when i'm ordering that i'm allergic to XYZ food item (which would be a gross overstatement, since my food allergies are really trivial), it's a minor inconvenience but not the end of the world if the kitchen forgets to leave it off. i just want a baseline level of transactional ease if i'm gonna choose your place over other places. i had work to do last night and i ran out to get a quick takeout order so i could scarf down some food and meet my midnight deadline. i ended up waiting probably 40 minutes for a dish that at most would take ten minutes to cook from pre-prepped ingredients and assemble in a styrofoam box. and the restaurant was busy, but not slammed. it just made me very stressed out. which is my problem, not theirs. i don't handle stress well. 40 minutes is a long time to wait though.

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:45 (four years ago) Permalink

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (four years ago) Permalink

the level of stress made my a feel i

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:49 (four years ago) Permalink

_lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago_

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

Whoa thank you, aps! I read the first few of those when it was first posted, but missed the great ones you pointed out plus my favorite, the one w/ Stoned Craig going "I'm hungry, Paw." (Which I've said a lot to various people over decades for no reason I can discern, so maybe it's just part of the collective human drive to say it.)

Je55e, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 05:32 (four years ago) Permalink

Stoned Je55e

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:49 (four years ago) Permalink

OK that Brum story looool
Original Brum theme was instrumental but TIL there is an extremely lengthy modern version

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:00 (four years ago) Permalink

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (four years ago) Permalink

News sites showing handheld video but blurring out the edges? I feel like I see something like this every week or two. Sorry, this is some really traumatic video.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dying-among-strangers-metro-victim-found-fellow-riders-who-tried-to-save-her-life/2015/01/13/98f6c37e-9b7a-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html?hpid=z3

how's life, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:43 (four years ago) Permalink

lately every time i watch some crappy viral video prank, i get IA imagining myself just out and about trying to run an errand and getting trapped in a viral video prank. like that dumb telekinesis coffee shop thing.*

*maybe the reactions are fake, idk.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:49 (four years ago) Permalink

It's very likely my last dying words will be "Turn your phone sideways if you insist on recording this."

pplains, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's not because something is being blurred out, it's because people don't shoot in landscape and for some reason news organizations have chosen to present it like that. I think they should just reject all portrait videos.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

Why can't phones just format videos in landscape regardless of the position of the phone?

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (four years ago) Permalink

camera sensor orientation? the actual sensor isn't square iirc, I may be wrong

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:32 (four years ago) Permalink

those takeout containers with interlocking flaps - eating from them makes me ia bcz the flaps get in the way

i usually dump it out onto a plate of something but sometimes you can't & raaaaage

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:33 (four years ago) Permalink

when people announce the suicide hotline number in response to someone committing suicide.

cheese canopy (map), Monday, 25 March 2019 04:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That’s part of reporting guidelines in the UK, for sure. /journalist

suzy, Monday, 25 March 2019 04:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp oh God, yes

(I think that got reignited by rapper Logic and his performance at the VMAs, which was well meaning but it's a terrible trend nonetheless)

rip van wanko, Monday, 25 March 2019 06:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

when people announce the suicide hotline number in response to someone committing suicide.

I confess to doing that on FB, but only because I truly believe in it. It has talked me down from a few crisis moments and I'm eternally grateful for its existence.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Monday, 25 March 2019 16:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

3. YouTube taking down the "Hezakya Newz and Music" channel. There were so many awesome archival news clips on that thing, including five hours of nothing but early news coverage about HIV/AIDS! I don't give a fuck about multiple copyright notifications, that channel was awesome!

Oh no! I've been doing a "Sixties day-by-day" project for a bit now and that was an invaluable source for full news broadcasts-I remember finding lengthy coverage of the MLK assassination, for instance, or hour long specials looking at campus disorder. I knew I should have downloaded them instead of bookmarking...

blatherskite, Monday, 25 March 2019 23:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

“daylight savings”

seedy ron (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 20:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oh no! I've been doing a "Sixties day-by-day" project for a bit now and that was an invaluable source for full news broadcasts-I remember finding lengthy coverage of the MLK assassination, for instance, or hour long specials looking at campus disorder. I knew I should have downloaded them instead of bookmarking...

SO YOU TOO KNOW THE VALUE OF THAT CHANNEL! OMG, I remember two amazing news reports about the state of race relations in the 1960s, one from 1969 that took a national poll on the status of the civil rights movement and one from a couple years earlier where I remember they interviewed a couple of old white people who'd previously owned slaves and didn't seem to be aware of how much devastation that institution wrecked upon the black community, and an interview with Fannie Lou Hamer. I also remember this amazing news documentary from the early '70s about commercials, one from the early '80s about TV pilot season and trying to get a new TV show off the ground (that featured a look into the very beginnings of "Family Ties"), and another from the early '80s about the sociological implications of the shopping mall. I've seen a lot of YouTube channels being pulled but that one and the ScienceNET channel are the only two I've found irreplaceable.

BTW, while I completely advocate being relaxed and zen about driving I can completely understand every single pedestrian frustration voiced on this thread. Unlike with driving, where you're situated in a cushy, temperature-controlled environment, being a pedestrian completely exposes you to the hard city streets and unforgiving weather conditions and I can totally understand why y'all want to take a higher priority than us drivers.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 20:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

when people announce the suicide hotline number in response to someone committing suicide.


Uh if only one person decides to call instead of taking their own life...
I'm all for announcing there is help out there. It bears repeating.

nathom, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 20:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Driving makes me angry. Drunk drivers only more so. Watching a funeral and realizing: if the asshole hadn't stepped in his car and hit this poor girl, she would have been engaged by next month. I called a friend afterwards and ranted: these drunk drivers should visit the morgue and be exposed to the result. (Actually a softer way was introduced years ago here.)

Ok, this is not being irrationally angry. It is just on my mind. It's surreal. :-(

nathom, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Driving makes me angry. Drunk drivers only more so. Watching a funeral and realizing: if the asshole hadn't stepped in his car and hit this poor girl, she would have been engaged by next month. I called a friend afterwards and ranted: these drunk drivers should visit the morgue and be exposed to the result. (Actually a softer way was introduced years ago here.)

Ok, this is not being irrationally angry. It is just on my mind. It's surreal. :-(

Was going to say that's neither innocuous nor irrational; it's a total dick carelessly taking the life of someone in a senseless fashion. All my love to you, darling.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks D. 😘

nathom, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

If you are on the treadmill reading a book or checking your email, then you are not moving fast enough. And if you are on the weight machine checking your phone, then you are not using the machine at all.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Our mortgage was bought by a company that insists on calling itself "Mr. Cooper".

"Be sure to let Mr. Cooper know if you need assistance making your payment! Mr. Cooper is here to help!"

pplains, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If you are on the treadmill reading a book or checking your email, then you are not moving fast enough.

yeah that's not really true. would agree that it's hard to run with any great intensity while you're doing something else, but if you're just getting in an easy run, it's fine.

kolarov spring (NickB), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

They're not running! They're walking. You don't need a treadmill for that.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 16:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm fine with people walking on the treadmill. Although I did used to get annoyed with people at my office who would talk about getting cardio in during lunch and they were just going for a walk.

Yerac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 16:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

walking is good for you! just doesn't need a treadmill is all.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, but some people can't run or don't want to do it outside because of reasons... but agree that people sitting on weight machines looking at their phone need to get up.

Yerac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Agreed 1,000% with people not paying primary attention to lifting weights when doing strengthening exercises because the only other thing one should be devoting one's attentions to there is the music you're listening to at the time; however, as far as people choosing whether to walk or run for their cardio, there are a lot of issues at play here and I for one would have to choose (power) walking because of my arthritic knees making running a ridiculous proposition.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Anyway, my own personal IA re: exercise is that the only type of exercise I tend to want to do is swimming, but I don't have access to a pool. Grrrr, someone give me a pool, damn it!

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

walking is good for you! just doesn't need a treadmill is all.


Reading a book while walking is a lot more dangerous if you’re not on a treadmill...

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Anyway, my own personal IA re: exercise is that the only type of exercise I tend to want to do is swimming, but I don't have access to a pool. Grrrr, someone give me a pool, damn it!

― The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, April 2, 2019 6:56 PM (one hour ago)

I feel you on this. There are public pools near to me, but for various reasons I can't/won't be in a public place in a swimming costume, so I just want someone to give me my own private pool. Give it to me now!

emil.y, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't like the thought of going swimming locally because 1. argh might know somebody 2. it's expensive 3. it seems hard to find a time/place to just turn up for a casual doggypaddle round the shallow end, because it's always Kids-Only Swim Time or Super Hardcore Swimming In Lanes Time.

Last year we were going to a hotel with a swimming pool and I thought it would get rid of all 3 problems so I bought a swimming costume and was kind of excited to go swimming for the first time in forever. But then the hotel pool was also entirely booked up with kids' swimming lessons, so I still haven't used my new costume. Meh.

(Possibly 0.1% rational anger: hotels that advertise a swimming pool as a feature and come up on the filter view on booking.com for said feature but actually you can only use the pool at weekends)

Not only do I not want to be seen being all lumpy and bare-legged in a swimming costume in public but also I last swam 20+ years ago and I was really bad at it as a kid, so now I am an adult that can't swim and that's going to be embarrassing.

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I did and thought all of those things then went swimming and it was fine
it'll be fine!
fecking swim timetables though, indecipherable and you need to know when term-time is etc

they might only lane off half the pool?

kinder, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

walking is good for you! just doesn't need a treadmill is all.

― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 18:18 (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

See also: running

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Well, yeah. But I could have sworn I've seen that walking by and large has similar benefits to running, without a lot of the side effects.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh, I see what you mean. I honestly don't feel very comfortable running outside, between traffic, weather, etcetera, though I love walking.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There are enough factors at play to make me give walking on treadmills a pass.

I did once see a man slowly walking on the treadmill in jeans and formal leather shoes, still wearing his jacket. He doesn't get a pass.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Walking on a treadmill is lower impact than walking on the sidewalk/pavement, because of the harder surface of the sidewalk/pavement vs. the relatively cushioned surface of any standard treadmill. That's why I'd be more likely to walk on a treadmill, or even better, rely on a (low-impact) elliptical machine for cardio. Also, while I'm on year 11 of a 15 year mortgage (i.e. I "own a home"), my back yard is laid out awkwardly and would not be able to accommodate a pool, and the only public swimming pools in town are clear across town and often overpopulated and not exactly sanitary places. Grumble grumble. (Thanks a ton for adding your $0.02, emil.y and a passing spacecadet! Also, that sucks about the hotel pool situation!)

Can't remember who posited this IA already but I was reminded this morning of the only driving-related IA I have yet to work on: those morons who slow down to turn before indicating. Like, I have all the patience in the world for people who indicate before slowing down to turn and they could take a minute for all I care, but I feel like we haven't yet evolved as a species to the point where we can read each other's minds, so slowing down for seemingly no reason at all is the very definition of NAGL. Maybe in a few years I'll be chill about that too, though. It's very rare that I encounter that "in the wild", so to speak.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There are a lot of things about police that make me IA, but at least here they seemingly almost never bother to signal.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There are a lot of things about police that make me IA, but at least here they seemingly almost never bother to signal.

You live in Chicago; your A's about the local police are all completely R.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I have been arrested over 30x as a result of becoming homeless for a time, and I have no complaints with the cops. Then again, I'm a white male.

Several people I know were victims of injustice, however.

rip van wanko, Friday, 5 April 2019 00:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm fortunate enough to live in a city where the local police are relatively free of corruption and extrajudicial violence. It's far too easy for me to take that for granted and forget that this is not the reality with most of the police departments in the U.S. (at least). I am spoilt by this and I suppose my IA about this is my tendency to forget that and assume this is the rule instead of the exception. But this is for another thread, I fear. (And you were very much a "victim of injustice" as a member of a vulnerable community [i.e. the homeless].)

Happy fun IA time: still not having been gifted a pool by the magical pool fairies. Where are they at my time in need?

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Friday, 5 April 2019 01:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Time OF need", I should say. IA #2: occasionally fucking up the English language.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Friday, 5 April 2019 01:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Similar to dee's ia for people who slow before signalling, i have some ia for drivers who kind of hover--without signalling--slightly in front of me but in the next lane, in such a way that it's clear that they need to get over into my lane. Like, I'd be happy to slow down and make some room for you to get over as soon as you fulfill your legal obligation to use your fucking signal

Dan I., Friday, 5 April 2019 19:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The library has these cool self-serve checkout kiosks.

After I scan my library card, it asks for my PIN. There's a keypad there to the right of the screen that I start typing on 95% of the time. However, that keypad isn't for PINs. No, the screen displays a huge keyboard at the bottom that you're supposed to do.

And when you do, the integers of your PIN show up real big in a word balloon floating over the keyboard..

Screen's, like, made of real glass too, so it's not easy to tap the numbers.

pplains, Friday, 5 April 2019 20:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

online accounts that tell you to 'log in with your username or email'
attempt to log in with my email because fuck remembering a username
'we do not recognise your identity'
well you emailed me on this email a few days ago
spend ages trying to sort it out
turns out you need to log in with your username not your email

https://media.giphy.com/media/5XPb0FvIqylqg/giphy.gif

kinder, Saturday, 6 April 2019 22:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

log in with your username or email. or log in using your Facebook or Google account

.....bbuuuuttt what if my email is my Google login?

https://i.imgur.com/LfAXZRS.gif

pplains, Saturday, 6 April 2019 23:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dear Fuckwits who decided that the quiet carriage on the train is a good place for a conversation,

The book i'm trying to read is quite solid and heavy. I am seriously dreaming of beating you unconscious with it.

Yours,
Noodle

Boles to the Wolds (Noodle Vague), Monday, 8 April 2019 09:25 (one week ago) Permalink

The quiet carriage these days means the one carriage on the train where people might think twice about listening to music, watching movies, playing games - without headphones - but that's about it.

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Monday, 8 April 2019 09:58 (one week ago) Permalink

I always tell myself not to book the quiet carriage because the cuntery annoys me more than if i was just in a regular carriage but i haven't been on a train in a while and sometimes i'm a pie-eyed optimist

Boles to the Wolds (Noodle Vague), Monday, 8 April 2019 10:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm pretty depressed and sour today, don't really enjoy succumbing to misanthropy

Boles to the Wolds (Noodle Vague), Monday, 8 April 2019 10:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Just do some meditative breathing and imagine yourself in a beautiful, quiet garden... where there exists a pit filled with the bodies of people who don't respect the idea of a "quiet carriage". Listen to the birds chirping and feel the warm sun on your face. That's the good stuff.

My IA: It's April and it's only going to get warmer and sunnier outside from here on out. Seeing as though this is Texas and I'm not at all a fan of our summers OR the searing sun, this is terrible news. Oh well, never mind; I'll just do some meditative breathing and imagine myself on an ice floe in the middle of Antarctica.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 19:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Spring didn't really happen this year, did it?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 20:27 (one week ago) Permalink

I always tell myself not to book the quiet carriage because the cuntery annoys me more than if i was just in a regular carriage but i haven't been on a train in a while and sometimes i'm a pie-eyed optimist

― Boles to the Wolds (Noodle Vague), Monday, April 8, 2019 3:01 AM (yesterday) Bookmark

this is exactly right and limmy was just moaning about this on a recent stream

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 20:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Spring didn't really happen this year, did it?

What's "spring"? Does that season even exist in this state? :(

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 20:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Every once in a while, we have a very nice spring. Not this year though.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 20:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I had such hopes today was going to be a rainy, cloudy, dark and dreary day, but alas that was not meant to be. Alexa, play "Only Happy When it Rains".

BTW, is there a thread for RATIONAL anger? Because I've got a lot of righteous anger going on inside my head right now.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Funny. It is very rainy in ATX today.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:38 (one week ago) Permalink

BTW, is there a thread for RATIONAL anger? 

since 99.999% of rational anger is caused by other humans, the disgusting savages thread usually served this purpose.

what if bod was one of us (ledge), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:53 (one week ago) Permalink


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