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Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
7/22/21 6:58 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

I've had people tell me my car was turbocharged.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
7/22/21 8:59 p.m.
PMRacing said:
PMRacing said:

Damn kidney stones. Not for me but for my wife. Gonna be a long night. At the ER waiting for CT results.  

Confirmed 3mm stone that is almost out. Just need to wait and let pain meds do their thing.

How's it going for her?

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/22/21 10:11 p.m.

In 41 years I've never bruised a toe. Not one.  In 6 months I've managed to turn 30% of my toes into Twizzlers.

CJ (FS)
CJ (FS) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/23/21 10:09 a.m.

Went to the local restaurant for breakfast with my bride.  Waitress who has been working there forever tells me she loved the interview I did about the harbor.  Told her I hadn't done an interview about the harbor.  She insisted that I had - "You know, the one where you were talking about the new electrical stuff?"  Nope, sorry.  She acted like I was covering something up.

Since I don't work at the harbor, don't hold any kind of elected office, and am not an electrician, I have no idea why anyone would want to interview me. 

Now I'm wondering what she actually saw and who that masked man was.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
7/23/21 10:34 a.m.
CJ (FS) said:

Went to the local restaurant for breakfast with my bride.  Waitress who has been working there forever tells me she loved the interview I did about the harbor.  Told her I hadn't done an interview about the harbor.  She insisted that I had - "You know, the one where you were talking about the new electrical stuff?"  Nope, sorry.  She acted like I was covering something up.

Since I don't work at the harbor, don't hold any kind of elected office, and am not an electrician, I have no idea why anyone would want to interview me. 

Now I'm wondering what she actually saw and who that masked man was.

Sounds a lot like my experience last night (see my rant on the previous page) where the guy got mad because he swore up and down that I had a different spoiler on my car last year. Yeah, I totally changed out my spoiler just to come here and gaslight you, random dude who I do not even know. 

Also very weird was I was driving out of Sylvan Beach with the Miata, some teenager pointed at my car and said to his friend "Whoa, do you know who that is?" like I was someone famous. I'm curious who I was being mistaken for.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
7/23/21 10:37 a.m.
CJ (FS) said:

Went to the local restaurant for breakfast with my bride.  Waitress who has been working there forever tells me she loved the interview I did about the harbor.  Told her I hadn't done an interview about the harbor.  She insisted that I had - "You know, the one where you were talking about the new electrical stuff?"  Nope, sorry.  She acted like I was covering something up.

Since I don't work at the harbor, don't hold any kind of elected office, and am not an electrician, I have no idea why anyone would want to interview me. 

Now I'm wondering what she actually saw and who that masked man was.

Have you recently been able to get deep sleep every night, like a switch flipped after months of horrible insomnia?  Saw a movie about that once, involving a sarariman and a soap entrepeneur.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
7/23/21 10:51 a.m.
CJ (FS) said:

Went to the local restaurant for breakfast with my bride.  Waitress who has been working there forever tells me she loved the interview I did about the harbor.  Told her I hadn't done an interview about the harbor.  She insisted that I had - "You know, the one where you were talking about the new electrical stuff?"  Nope, sorry.  She acted like I was covering something up.

Since I don't work at the harbor, don't hold any kind of elected office, and am not an electrician, I have no idea why anyone would want to interview me. 

Now I'm wondering what she actually saw and who that masked man was.

Its the Mandela Effect
"Luke, I am your father"

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/23/21 12:18 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

You are breaking rules #1, and #2.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/23/21 12:22 p.m.

When you see someone backing out of a parking spot in a bright red wagon, do you accelerate towards the rapidly closing gap? Or do you wait the extra 10 seconds it takes to let them do their thing and not try to cause a accident?

You do? 

Well then, I didn't  meet you 3 times in 2 parking lots this morning.  Jesus berkeley.

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
7/23/21 12:46 p.m.

My laptop has a fingerprint reader. I hate it.

It rarely works, and the computer won't usually makes me tap it and fail 3 times before it lets me just type in my password.

matthewmcl (Forum Supporter)
matthewmcl (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
7/23/21 1:08 p.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

I'm still not as happy as everyone tells me I should be, I also don't put on as good a show as I did.  I also don't expect a new toy to suddenly make me happy, it's probably just going to be a nicer place to hate things. I'd love to be able to say when I'll be normal again but I kinda forgot what normal was. 

Just to clear the air, you should not have any expectations of being happy. If you know people who expect you to be happy, they likely have little to no understanding of what you are still going through. Expect happy things to feel hollow at best, or trigger major depression at worst.

You will slowly grow a new normal, but the old normal died with your princess.

I am not saying any of this to bring you down, and I am sure you have heard it all from widowed friends. I am trying to counter the unreasonable expectations that are so often repeated by the "good intentioned clueless." Hopefully you can save up enough words so that when you have a really bad day, you can respond back with,

"I am not the first person to go through this. The people that have gone through this tell me to expect to be exactly where I am. I know you want the best for me and for me to heal at some miraculous rate, but I can't. Expecting me to is unfair and only makes everything worse."

Getting through this will be the hardest thing you have ever done. The struggle will last a long time, but you will eventually succeed. You will not get over it, but you will persist through it and you will find yourself on the other side of it.

Don't take racing advice from people who have never raced. Don't take recovery advice from people who have never had to recover, and that includes me.

Still praying for you.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
7/23/21 3:02 p.m.

I berkeleying LOVE working free overtime on friday evening. When i had plans. 

berkeleyers. 

At least i have a job offer for when this company finishes its swan dive into the asphalt. 

TheTallOne17
TheTallOne17 New Reader
7/23/21 5:47 p.m.

This shiney happy persons license plate. It's not censored. The sun isn't even low behind us

I've never been blinded by a license plate. I couldn't look even slightly at the car I had to follow for a mile to my exit. Drove out of my peripherals looking out the driver's side window

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
7/23/21 8:20 p.m.

Know what I really berkeleying hate about job searches?

Every god damned company out there is insisting that I create an account on their website.  I've got so many berkeleying accounts that I will never log into again once I get a job that I'm regretting not creating a separate email account for jobs.

Ri-god damned-diculous.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
7/24/21 7:38 a.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

I'm still not as happy as everyone tells me I should be, I also don't put on as good a show as I did.  I also don't expect a new toy to suddenly make me happy, it's probably just going to be a nicer place to hate things. I'd love to be able to say when I'll be normal again but I kinda forgot what normal was. 

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall a thread where you are contemplating a Porsche  purchase.

A small daily dose of happiness can be found by going to Porsche meets and other places where douches hang out, and calling your car "Porky".

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
7/24/21 8:14 a.m.

Ruh Roh - 80+ people are stopping by for the youngest kid's high school graduation party today. 

Martha Stewart is awake and ragging at me about some crap for the party already.  It's going to be 90dgF + in Chicago today and we need 24-36 of these people to hang out on the patio and throw bean bags or play big jenga and I know Martha is going to be pissy about EVERY LITTLE DETAIL.     

The next 7 hours are going to suck until the party starts....................  

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/24/21 8:35 a.m.

In reply to matthewmcl (Forum Supporter) :

Thank you again, have stumbled into a great support group in addition to everyone here and they tell me the same thing, and have been a huge help. This was mostly my mother complaining. She lost my dad about the same time and doesn't understand why I'm doing worse. She is also filling a claim for comp on him and blames his managers for him getting sick. I'm in their position and people under me also got sick and died so we're looking at the situation differently and she doesn't understand why I'm not mad at his managers. I assume they were in the same spot I was in, did the best they could with the information they had at the time, and feel terrible about what happened.  

 

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

I was, I ended deciding on Cody's Z06.  If I'm going to run away from my problems the more power the better lol. It's already been used but well kept so I don't have to feel bad piling miles onto someone's garage Queen and my friends are more familiar with Corvettes so I can get my stupid questions answered. 

matthewmcl (Forum Supporter)
matthewmcl (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
7/24/21 9:02 a.m.

In reply to Wally (Forum Supporter) :

I know you understand that different people process things differently. I wish I had a good way to explain that to you own parent. I could on one side, but not the other.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/24/21 9:56 a.m.

In reply to matthewmcl (Forum Supporter) :

I've tried to explain it a few different ways, sometimes she seems to get it and sometimes not. As far as my dad's job I remind her I'm not the best person to talk to about it. My uncle worked with him and is better at agreeing with her so I try and send her that way. If she doesn't stop I take my dog for a walk and let her settle down. 

NickD
NickD MegaDork
7/24/21 8:19 p.m.

The Miata's rear spoiler somehow rattled itself apart today, despite nylon locknuts and split-lock washers on everything. And it developed a weird noise from the engine bay that I can't quite figure out. This car is really wearing me out lately

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/25/21 6:12 p.m.

How about another round of ranting about responses to online car ads from folks I'm reluctant to call potential buyers?

"What's your best price?" is by far the most popular response. 

"I'm retired and can't quite spend that much money."  Umm... this doesn't sound like a problem I need to solve.

You're welcome to make an offer based on the listed price, or buy it for much more from a dealer based on the trade values I have in hand.

 

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
7/25/21 10:46 p.m.

Why's the milk warm Dad?

I'm not actually that mad that my 22 yo refrigerator died. I'm mad that I'm going to have to buy a 2021 refrigerator.  Which means I will also have to buy a 2023, 2025, 2027 etc. Refrigerator.

 

Also current status..  it can't get more broken.  Coil still makes it go Brrr so I should buy a few days making air flow again.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
7/25/21 11:02 p.m.

In reply to nocones :

If it froze, it might just be low on freon.  I wonder if you could just get it recharged?

NickD
NickD MegaDork
7/26/21 7:17 a.m.
NickD said:

The Miata's rear spoiler somehow rattled itself apart today, despite nylon locknuts and split-lock washers on everything. And it developed a weird noise from the engine bay that I can't quite figure out. This car is really wearing me out lately

And now the Yaris has decided to start dragging the left front caliper, which means either the caliper that was replaced less than a year ago is junk (not out of the question) or the brake hose is screwed up (which means potentially getting into replacing brake lines). berkeleying delightful. So, to take stock, both of my cars are broken, the garage is tied up with my father's Buick (and has been since Father's Day) with its engine all apart, and I have a doubleheader autocross this coming weekend. 

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) PowerDork
7/26/21 8:19 a.m.

In reply to NickD :

Back in the time when I was taking the DMC to car shows/cruise-ins and not taking it apart I had countless people very matter-of-fact-ly tell me completely wrong 'facts' about the car. Most people when corrected by the person who owns the *&%$@ing car would concede they were mis-informed or quickly slink away, but this one old guy argued with me for like 10 minutes that the car had originally come with a Ford engine and I must have put a different one in it. Um, no- not even remotely true. 

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