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BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!

hesperis 14 May 02 - 02:59 PM
Lepus Rex 12 May 02 - 12:55 AM
Irish sergeant 11 May 02 - 08:15 PM
CapriUni 11 May 02 - 08:05 PM
Liz the Squeak 11 May 02 - 03:28 AM
GUEST,Just Amy 10 May 02 - 08:54 PM
CarolC 10 May 02 - 08:01 PM
wysiwyg 10 May 02 - 07:27 PM
Amergin 10 May 02 - 06:28 PM
hesperis 10 May 02 - 06:11 PM
Irish sergeant 10 May 02 - 04:11 PM
hesperis 09 May 02 - 09:01 PM
wysiwyg 09 May 02 - 04:50 PM
Liz the Squeak 09 May 02 - 04:50 PM
Amos 09 May 02 - 04:31 PM
Amergin 08 May 02 - 10:08 PM
hesperis 08 May 02 - 09:57 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 08 May 02 - 12:00 AM
E.T. 07 May 02 - 10:26 PM
53 07 May 02 - 03:02 PM
Liz the Squeak 07 May 02 - 06:58 AM
Rustic Rebel 07 May 02 - 12:12 AM
Amergin 06 May 02 - 11:58 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: hesperis
Date: 14 May 02 - 02:59 PM

Amergin - {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Hug!}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} I needed that.

WYSIWYG - B5? Sorry, didn't catch the reference...

Carol - Yepper!

Amy - thanks. Garg's a friend too, he's just odd sometimes.

Liz - appointment for later in the month to get more permanent fillings. :)

CapriUni - I love thyme!!! Must be that Fae blood, hmmm? (Let us hear that song, k?)

Neil - *Hug*

Lepus - Hmmm. Looks like I'm not the only one who needs to take care of myself... you take care too, ok? And if you're anywhere near TO, I can recommend a GREAT dentist.

Anyway, just posted a part 2, this thread is getting long.


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 12 May 02 - 12:55 AM

I've got a temporary half of a tooth, right in FRONT. Cracked it right down the middle when I was 13, and they told me to come back for a more perm. fix when I was 18, and had finished growing. Chickened out back then (Damned belonephobia!), and I'm almost 28, so I think I'm screwed, heh. So, yeah, like LtS said, make sure it's only temporary. ;)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 11 May 02 - 08:15 PM

Glad to hear it Hes. Full speed ahead. Neil


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: CapriUni
Date: 11 May 02 - 08:05 PM

Found this thread again after checking your "Is it all about money" thread... latched onto that thread because I happen to be practicing my song writing with a song almost exactly about that...

So happy to hear about the mint! It does have a nice tingle to it, doesn't it (and thyme, which is in the mint family, is said to be a favorite of the faeries. I imagine that They like all mints, though.)

Happy, happy, joy, joy!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 May 02 - 03:28 AM

Hey, some good stuff does happen to you!!! See? We knew it would... now get out there and go find another good thing!

Don't be tempted to leave the temporary fix for the teeth though, sometimes it can end up being worse than before if you don't get it done as soon as.... I lost a whole tooth because I tried to get away with a temporary fix for too long. And to add insult to injury I swallowed the temporary fix crown!!!

Take care and keep going!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: GUEST,Just Amy
Date: 10 May 02 - 08:54 PM

I am so glad to see this thread continuing. Best of luck and know that everyone in the world is your friend if you only let them (oh, except maybe Gargoyle who seems to have some kind of sexual problem).


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: CarolC
Date: 10 May 02 - 08:01 PM

That's great, hesperis! Even the little victories can be very sweet indeed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 May 02 - 07:27 PM

Yay!

Now add the B5! *G*

~A Mom


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amergin
Date: 10 May 02 - 06:28 PM

glad to hear it, Hes! and you know things will continue to get better for you!

(((((((((((((((((((((hes))))))))))))))))


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: hesperis
Date: 10 May 02 - 06:11 PM

Well, news a bit sooner than I thought. Got the tooth that had a chunk come out of it fixed up (with a temporary), and discovered in the dentist's office that I am no longer allergic to mint. YAY!!!

I had been treated for it along with other spices and herbs, but was still showing symptoms, even though I was tested as not allergic to it anymore. Guess it was just habit because the body was so used to being allergic to it... Anyway, what happened was that as soon as I smelled it I automatically stopped breathing, but then I forced myself to breathe anyway... and there was no reaction. None. Nada!!! A few solid breaths later, and I was just enjoying the smell and the gentle tingle of it... for the first time in my life.

So it *IS* getting better, guys!


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 10 May 02 - 04:11 PM

Hesperis: Do keep me posted and let me know what's doing. It sounds like there is a bit of uncertainty and I do hope that clears up for the best. Echinacia (sp) may help with the allergies. Chin up, Dear girl and providence will see you through. Hugs, Neil


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: hesperis
Date: 09 May 02 - 09:01 PM

Alive, have skills, will travel... looking into education and education loan options.

Next news will be on the 13th or 14th, after speaking with my landlady.


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 May 02 - 04:50 PM

I know that you guys know better than to engage him. C'mon.... be as smart as I know you are....

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 09 May 02 - 04:50 PM

How can Garg have heart problems? S/he doesn't appear to have one....

How goes it Hesp? Anything doing??

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amos
Date: 09 May 02 - 04:31 PM

Hey, Garg:

Whyncha take a running, flying, fock at the moon? Ya might learn something. I gotta tell you...I think you need a checkup. It sounds like you have serious heart problems.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amergin
Date: 08 May 02 - 10:08 PM

That is why I usually ignore you usually, Gargoyle....


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: hesperis
Date: 08 May 02 - 09:57 PM

Facing it is the hardest part. For most of my life, I considered this "normal" and wondered why things seemed so easy for other people. Now I know why. But it is still going to be a lot of work to heal.

Not expecting the spring pollen to be this bad was the worst, so the setback had double effect - the usual effects plus surprise. Now the skylight is closed, at least until the owner gets back, and I have enough energy to clean the house, thank goodness. Don't know if I will be able to continue living here when she gets back though, so am exploring options for that, too.

ET - where does your mother live??? I'd be great for that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 08 May 02 - 12:00 AM

Gawd...there are A LOT of sick M-Fker's seeking healing sustanence...at a pathetically dry well.

Just read the "support" from above.

Joe's ADVICE - "Just Ignore the "pathetics" long enough and they will go away????"

Sincerely

Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: E.T.
Date: 07 May 02 - 10:26 PM

Just a quote to go with a hug - "The certainty of misery we can deal with, it's the misery of uncertainty that eats us alive".

I got my first job from my eye-doctor because I told her I was looking for work. My advice is - tell many people you are looking for work.

And, just for instance, my Mom would cheerfully pay someone to patiently tutor her in basic computer skills. She's in her 70's and didn't grow up with them, so it just doesn't come as easy. Betcha there's a lot of other people who would be interested....maybe some of them even interested in music too. ET


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: 53
Date: 07 May 02 - 03:02 PM

I thought that I had it bad. Man your luck will change soon and I know that you don't want to hear keep your chin up but I really don't know what else to say. Maybe your time of good fortune will soon be here. Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 07 May 02 - 06:58 AM

Remember Hesp, no problem can be solved if you don't first, face it, second, admit it and third, want to resolve it. The path forward quite often involves some stepping backward. When you meet an obstacle, don't sit down and start swearing at it, but back up until you get to a place where the obstacle isn't a problem, and see if there is another path around it. One day, you'll look back and the obstacle is actually a big rock in your path that you can rest your back against. You got past it once, you've got the strength and courage to do it again. Now all I need is the conviction to follow my own advice - physician, heal thyself!!

Take care with the allergies - smog season is starting here in the good ol' UK, so I can sympathise. Hope you are feeling better soon.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Rustic Rebel
Date: 07 May 02 - 12:12 AM

I think what you have going on here is a "group huggle"!
***HUG***
I have always been a believer that you get what you need. Believe it and it will be so.
Rustic


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amergin
Date: 06 May 02 - 11:58 PM

Hey there, Hes, still thinking about you...Sorry to hear things have keep going up and down for ya...but they will even out eventually...if not just keep going up...it is just holding out patiently that is the problem...but I know you will survive. You got a great deal of friends for you not to.

((((((((((((((((hes))))))))))))))))))))


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amos
Date: 06 May 02 - 11:40 PM

I hear ya Hesp -- I've done some really dumb things myself under conditions of un-spotted physical aggravation, which I wasn't noticing; it's a bear, no mistake, not mention a damned embarassment.

Chin up, breath as much as you can, and keep using that phone!!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: hesperis
Date: 06 May 02 - 11:24 PM

Thanks, Amos.

Yep, drinking plenty of water - I'm going to have to be careful to make it bottled water rather than tap water over the next couple of months. The vitamins are coming in very useful, and I am DEFINITELY sleeping!!! (Way too much, and still tired. :( )

As for what the allergies are - trees mostly, right now. I'm definitely getting better on the allergy front, which is why this was such a surprise. Was hoping to NOT have to go through that this year. Was feeling SO much better... and now, back at what feels like square one. GRRRRRR!

I'm not allergic to grass anymore though, so that helps. I can look forward to a respite as soon as tree pollen season is over, unlike in previous years... not looking forward to ragweed in August, but having that "break" to look forward to in June and July really helps my mood!

I'm just kinda pissed off right now, because I wasn't expecting it... and I had a fight with someone earlier in the week because it was the first really bad day, and I wasn't expecting it, so I didn't recognize that the irritation was allergy-related more than situation-related... Sigh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amos
Date: 06 May 02 - 10:47 PM

Aw, damn it all, Hes; sorry to hear about the rollercoaster.

Dunno much about allergies, but I hope you're drinking plenty of water, keeping that immune systems stocked up on vitamins, and all the basic stuff -- sleeping enough and all.

What do you think you're allergic to? Anything in particular?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: hesperis
Date: 06 May 02 - 10:00 PM

Another update, not good news this time.

A big chip fell out of my tooth, but I have a dentist appointment friday, and my friend is helping out with that, and the dentist is charging cost only. Just gotta keep dosing myself with medication and I'll make it...

Also, pollen season started, I am sick as a dog, and have extremely low energy. The owner of this house comes back next week and I am not strong enough to do much else but type right now.

She insists on having the skylight open a crack... I'm not going to be able to stay here if outside air comes in the house. I've already taken the full dosage of allergy pills and still can't breathe properly. And I can't figure out how to close the skylight, will have to try tomorrow when it's light. Am writing now to friends to find a place to stay... some people just don't get it that "good fresh air" isn't the cure for all ills... especially if you're allergic to it.

I have another appointment with the job-search agency tomorrow, but if I'm not staying in Burlington, there's not much point.

I'm going to have to call welfare. Not much else I can do at this point. I thought I was better, and I am, but it's obviously not better enough...


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amos
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 01:18 AM

Up and at 'em Tigger!! Keep that fire burning!

Love,

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: CarolC
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 01:07 AM

Great news, hesperis! Can't wait to find out the big secret!


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: hesperis
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 12:52 AM

Yeah, Hawk, I know. I do have a few specific qualifications though, especially with computers, so will see what's in town for that field.

Update:

Care packages have arrived, and I will be fine for food for at least a month. I still need to buy a few basic things like bread and soymilk and veggies, but that MAJORLY cuts down on my weekly spending... meaning I now have *BUS MONEY* and patch cord money. {{{{{{{{{{THANK YOU!!!!!!!}}}}}}}}}}

Appointment with local job support program on friday, but may need to cancel as it doesn't look like it will give me time to get to my dental appointment later in the day. I will just head on over tomorrow instead of friday and check them out, see exactly how much time it takes to get there, etc.

I had a good talk with my best friend, too, and he told me basically that he thinks I'm so used to not being healthy that I don't know how strong I am now... So I am taking that into account.

Also... I have another very good reason, as of today, to want a job. I am going to keep you all in suspense about that, though. Muahahaha!!! *g*


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amos
Date: 20 Apr 02 - 02:03 AM

Wow! LH! Rich stuff, well turned!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 20 Apr 02 - 12:39 AM

I suspected that you actually didn't want to find a job...in the sense of the typical everyday "anything" job. That's exactly how I always felt. When you feel that way, it's very unlikely that you will get a job! (since every nerve in your system is trying like hell to avoid doing so...) And if by some freak chance you do get one, it probably won't last too long.

Back in my mostly jobless days, I dreading finding any job that I figured was available to someone like me...not being specifically qualified for anything in particular, except writing songs and singing them (so it seemed, anyway), and not being consistently ambitious enough to handle an entertainment career successfully either. I mostly just wanted the world to leave me alone in my quiet solitude...but the world wants MONEY!

There appeared to be precious few realistic possibilities for me out there, and not one single one I could think of that didn't seem like being in a prison cell.

What a horrible situation. Sometimes I would get so desperate that I would just take any job. I would apply for a job that I figured even someone totally out of the loop could get, like drive a taxi, or pump gas...and I would do it for 6 months maybe till I simply couldn't stand it anymore. This, when I was a person recognized by everyone who knew me to be highly intelligent, well educated, articulate, and talented. As far as they were concerned, I had everything going for me...but I didn't see it that way at all.

There were a host of reasons why I was in that helpless state of mind, and I am not going to recount them all here. It mostly had to do with my family and my growing up experiences...to be brief, I was scrupulously protected from all outward dangers, and kept utterly powerless at the very same time by the two people who raised me. I'm not even sure what happened to the original me that was there at birth. God only knows where he is now. (somewhere inside, but buried how far down?)

I would not wish this experience on anyone. Still, every spirit that comes here knowingly picks certain challenges...I believe that...and ultimately, what you are most afraid of comes looking for you every day of your life, and it chases you around endlessly until you either stop running away from it...or you die.

I sure found that out enough times, and it ain't over yet either...I still run away sometimes, though I ought to know better by now.

Fear is the one great enemy of life. This world is full of people who would rather die little by little, piece by piece, through avoidance, denial, delay, and retreat, than face their most familiar fears head on and do what must be done, and I've been one of those people on more than a few occasions. It sure is a waste of good potential!

One saving grace though...when a REAL emergency arises, people often find strength and courage they never knew they had...and that indicates that there is a deeper wisdom alive in them that is not willing to just lie down and die. (The mind is a coward, but the soul is filled with boundless heroism.)

I've had that experience too a few times, and it's nature's most effective wake-up call. I look forward, in a sense, to the next time it happens...although I'm not exactly out looking for it, given the fact that I enjoy comfort as much as the next person.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 12:12 PM

I love the way talking through seeming insurmountable problems with truly supportive friends and then acting on the outcomes really can change our lives for the better.

Ah, there's the rub... how many actually act on the advice given.....?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amos
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 11:24 AM

Way to go, Hes!! That's the stuff!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Jande
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 10:58 AM

Darling Hes! {{{{hugs}}}}}

I'm grateful to all your friends and to you. Do you realise what an incredible[b][i]inspiration [/i][/b] you are to people? You are one for me and that's a fact!

I love the way talking through seeming insurmountable problems with truly supportive friends and then acting on the outcomes really can change our lives for the better.

Did your friend with the yamaha keyboard come through? If not, the offer of the Roland is still there for you. It really hasn't been used here for a number of months now.

Keep on keeping on!

{{{{more hugs}}}}}


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:58 AM

Glad to hear you more positive and determined... now keep going!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: hesperis
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:17 AM

Hawk - :P

Fibula - Thanks. *Hug*

Stephen - *Hug!* I'd better not be in the same place as this when I'm 46! ::insert appropriately horrified look here::

Sharon - Where did you want to be?

Amos - Thanks muchly! Today I figured out how to prop the mic up so I can record the flute. Life is good. Now I just need to practice flute more, I didn't know I was that bad! *g*

Amergin - Awwww! Thanks. I sure hope so.

Liz - Yepper! Howling and then ACTION! I admit I have been procrastinating... you'll see why, below...

Website - I have things to sell on my website, however most of the things I sell aren't mine, I have one CD of kinda out-there piano, and what most of the people I know or talk to want is MY SINGING!

And I've been having serious technical difficulties, (Solved! Wheee!), and I still can't figure out a way to offer online sales without having a credit card. (Note: Suggestion taken about ebay's online store thing. I think it was kat who suggested that. I'm definitely checking it out.)

CD - one more month's work, at least 40 people times $10 profit = $400 or one month's expenses if I'm careful. And I have all the resources except stereo patch cords, and a midi keyboard large enough to use both hands at once. And it would be done!!!!!!

Jobs - I've been looking for "anything" and I can't get "anything". I just had a good long talk with a local friend about why that is...

Ok, confession time. Up until about 8 pm today, I didn't really want a job. I wanted one because I had to, not because I wanted to... and that's no use for me, because I was pretty much asking the universe to NOT give me a job. (Also, I really love what I'm doing right now, and wish I could get paid for it, but it's completely volunteer and there's no money in it at all.) Way to mess up the visualizations and the materializations thereof, eh?

Anyway, the friend and I had a good long talk, and he told me that since trying to get "anything" isn't working, maybe I should be more specific. Do some visualizations about what I do in fact WANT - which is a job I love, using skills I love, with great people, that I also happen to get *paid* for. And of course, to always leave my options open for something good to come in an unexpected form.

So, he's given me a whole list of local resources, told me what my skills look like to someone outside of myself... and really helped me to clarify what my goals are here. If there's nothing to aim for, there's no chance of hitting the target. Once there IS a target, I can definitely hit it, or at least form a plan to get in range. *Wink*

Chocolate - DEFINITELY! Let's all worship the Chocolate Goddess, in the dust of whose feet whirl chocolate sprinkles and cocoa powder...

Have you seen that ritualitic parody of "The Charge of the Goddess"? If you haven't, I'll have to post it. It's great even for non-Wiccans, as long as you love Chocolate - and I DO!!! It helps if you've read the stuff it's parodying, though, then it's really hilarious!

Guessed - Hmmm. There's a difference between oatmeal and porridge. The first is edible. The second thinks that spoons, furniture, pets, curtains, and humans are edible. I make oatmeal, and I make it good.

Guest - *Hug* (You look like you need one, too.)

DancingMom - *Hug!*


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: DancingMom
Date: 18 Apr 02 - 11:31 PM

Oh, jeez, I remember those days! It DOES get better. Here's another one ((((((((HUG)))))))))). Keep us posted.

You guys are so great.

Sharon M.


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 02 - 11:25 PM

Rant WAH Rant


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Guessed
Date: 17 Apr 02 - 10:10 AM

Mock Porridge (or porrige if you are Scotts)
as you stir it - rant, curse, blame and generally abuse the porridge. Get it over with early.
AND porridge is full of roughage which at least is useful for ensuring you are not full of - er - well not to be too coy about it - crap!
and........ you got friends here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 11:55 AM

About howling: I've discovered that people really, really like to help other people. If you howl, it gives people a chance to gather in community to care for you, and be helpful. Even if they can't help in a practical way, at least they can send well-wishes and hugs. So keeping quiet isn't doing ANYONE a favour.

You're right, howling is a good thing, especially when you really need help. Your problems are none of your doing, you haven't been able to avoid them and I really wish you the best in getting out of this pit... but now I'm going to piss on your chips.

Beware of howling too much. Sooner or later, if you do nothing but howl, people will get monumentally pissed off and leave you to sink or swim on your own. New friends will talk to the old friends and they will not even give you the benefit of one doubt. The more you whine, the more people will think it's all your fault. Sorry, but that's a fact of life. Even the truest friend will get pissed off by the same thing happening over and over again. Several threads on here have proved that....

Having pissed on your chips.....

The important thing is to learn by your actions and admit to your failings. If something is obviously not working, stop flogging the dead horse (unless he likes it!) and go do something else instead. It sounds to me like you are trying to do too much at once. Step back and see what you could lose. Leave the websites for later. How many people are bugging you for a CD? Enough to make it viable? I know nothing about CD's but if they want it enough, they will wait for it. Your health comes first above all things. Get better, get fixed and then see what you can do about the CD. Once the CD is out, then there's something to put on the website.

As for jobs - they are out there.... you may have to bite the bullet and just go for something that is a paying job, regardless of whether you are over qualified, over experienced or whatever. Once you have a job, it will be easier to get into the job market, because you have a whole new group of people and information open to you. Is there any chance the voluntary jobs could become paying? Have you enquired about casual jobs with your local government (council run libraries, leisure centres) or whatever the US equivalent to the Civil Service (taxation, benefit) is??

Three months isn't really a long time to be in one town.... I was unemployed for 4 months before I had a decent interview, and another 2 on top of that to be called up. The second time it was 6 months and another 2.

I know other people's experiences are not yours, but take heart, there are some who've been looking for 3 years and still not found anything suitable. I really do wish you well and better, please don't think that because I'm a cynical old moo I want you to fail and be unhappy.... been there, done that, got the scars to prove it and I wouldn't wish it on anyone (well, maybe one or two...), be strong, have faith in something, even if it's only chocolate. Remember, the Ancient Mayans worshipped chocolate as a god... who knows, maybe they were right?!

Hugs and soft thoughts,

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amergin
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 11:26 AM

keep it up,Hes! Personally I think that the reason folks are giving you so much support...is that you brighten all of our lives....


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Amos
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 11:11 AM

Care package en route, Hesp!! Keep that song coming!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: SharonA
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 09:41 AM

P.S. – Okay, I'm not really standing in the same spot I was 23 years ago, but I haven't moved as far away from it as I used to dream that I would. I'm just experiencing mild panic! *BG*


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: SharonA
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 09:27 AM

Aw, geez, thanks for that happy thought, Stephen! *G*

Sharon (about to turn 46)


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 06:09 AM

Consider yourself hugged!!

Remember that you are only twenty-three years old. You're not old enough to be a total failure yet. Don't panic unless you find youself still standing in the same spot twenty-three years from now. I seriously doubt that such a thing will happen.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 04:54 AM

Aw hesperis, I missed this thread til now.
Hope things are starting to go more smoothly. Remember, once you start tackling one problem, the rest get smaller just because you've made the first step.
Good luck and take care.


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 01:35 AM

Hesperis - Right! That's exactly what I tell myself every time I feel impelled to go on and on about Cuba, William Shatner, Bob Dylan, and other fascinating subjects...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: hesperis
Date: 16 Apr 02 - 01:10 AM

Mr. Red - Yeah. I tend to err on the passive side, but am definitely getting help to move beyond that. Have a few *hugs* and some good luck wishes for your own search!

RangerSteve - Hug!

Mary in Kentucky - "proverbial brick wall" LOL! Yes, that's exactly what it feels like! That feeling is beginning to change, at least. And that's the first thing that needs changing.

McG - I make the world's BEST oatmeal!!!!! *bg*

Amy - Thanks for the tips.

Bob and Glenda - *Hugs!*

McGarvey - I'm in Canada. There's gotta be training programs here. Welfare/Workfare sucks, as I know from experience... I'll try other agencies first.

kat - I want to answer everyone. If only with hugs. *g*
Eat food - much better now that I've had allergy treatments. I'm assimilating nutrients much better, and am much stronger already. It's still a slow process, but better.
Drink water - I do ok with that, at least 5 glasses a day. Could be better. I was drinking tap water for a while and got cold sores though... back to distilled it is.
Breathe air - hmmm. Working on this one...

Ianfe - it's Hesperis, not HespAris, silly. :P
Yep, you can definitely help. I need bass lines... and the final Tuatha mix... and as many hugs as possible. *g*
*Biggest hug ever, back at ya!*

Mooman - I'm in Canadadadadadadadadada... but thanks anyway! *Hug*

Hawkster - lol

Kim C - I am never impatient. Me? Nahhhhh...

Sharon - thanks! Will *definitely* look into training.

Mrrzy - *Hug*

Spaw - No, I hadn't been reading it. Will check it out. Thankies.

Jande - *The Roland!!!!!!* *drools* *wipes drool off chin*
Actually, a friend near Orillia may be lending me his Yamaha midi-compatible keyboard for a while. I found the *perfect* sound for Night Garden on it yesterday... He can't lend it to me right now, but that's ok... it's got *the* sound I'm looking for, and I can play it with both hands at once for the other songs. So the CD might not be done in May, but it will be this year. We'll see how it goes.
Patch cords - I may be ok. *Crosses fingers*
Bike stuff - I'll see if I still have that old bike somewhere. It'll really need fixing up if I do have it.

About howling: I've discovered that people really, really like to help other people. If you howl, it gives people a chance to gather in community to care for you, and be helpful. Even if they can't help in a practical way, at least they can send well-wishes and hugs. So keeping quiet isn't doing ANYONE a favour.


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Subject: RE: BS: Waaaah! I need to rant!
From: 53
Date: 12 Apr 02 - 07:38 PM

Looks like things might be changing.


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