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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    Okay, now I gotta ask... ever deal with sand in your returned books?
    Not yet, I live in the Midlands, about as far away from the beaches as you can get (unfortunately). I have found odd stuff used as bookmarks, banana skin (urgh) really important or private letters which you wouldn't want strangers to see, food wrappers, tea bag. As any public service work soon proves, people are dirty bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    i feel like i would be way more calm being able to listen to music while i shop, but i'd be so paranoid about people getting too close to me. it's bad enough when i CAN hear and someone is approaching and doesn't give me the space or time to get out of the way, or when people just stand there, with their cart, blocking the aisle for several minutes. ugh.
    If I am in the world at large by myself, I have headphones on. I've had several people tell me that's weird but I'm fine with it. If I need to talk to someone I take them off and talk to them, it's easy!

    As for people in the aisles, I have taken to walking in the direct center of the aisle because there are arrows at each end and I'm 100% sure I'm going the right way. Your ass can get the hell out of my way if you're that big of a idiot.

    The greatest thing about the masks is you can say some shit but now everyone wearing one is a fucking ventriloquist so no one knows who really said it. Get some real zingers off like that.

    I fully embrace the fact that I'm an asshole to other assholes. I know, and I do not care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeterthan View Post
    six flags is a roller coaster theme park here.
    No, I know what Six Flags is, there’s one not too far away from my house. But ours is CLOSED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    i feel like i would be way more calm being able to listen to music while i shop, but i'd be so paranoid about people getting too close to me. it's bad enough when i CAN hear and someone is approaching and doesn't give me the space or time to get out of the way, or when people just stand there, with their cart, blocking the aisle for several minutes. ugh.
    I get irritated when people are going the wrong way down the grocery aisles, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    I get irritated when people are going the wrong way down the grocery aisles, lol.

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    so, I was in quarantine with a significant other, and now I'm just camped out in the house w/ my parents, and I'm finding the whole thing kind of awful. I really want to go out in public, and I could now because stuff is "opening back up," but I really can't. I can't risk bringing anything back into the house because my parents are high risk. I'm actually moderate risk.

    I'm just finding the whole "being by myself" thing to be rough. It's really just me and the dog. Doesn't help that I'm having these crazy crippling panic attacks, but I really feel the need to just talk to people right now, and this whole quarantine thing is making that impossible. I hate this year so much. I've chatted on the phone with people and on the internet, but I really feel the need to go out and talk with people in real life...

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    ^^^

    Can you arrange to do some safe meetups with people where you're both/all wearing masks and distancing? I know things are really bad in L.A., but if you know someone who's been carefully quarantining like you have, maybe you could get together.
    Last edited by piggy; 06-28-2020 at 03:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggy View Post
    ^^^

    Can you arrange to do some safe meetups with people where you're both/all wearing masks and distancing? I know things are really bad in L.A., but if you know someone who's been carefully quarantining like you have, maybe you could get together.
    Maybe, but it feels like a pretty big undertaking. It would probably be worth it for everyone actually... Then again, I have friends who are going through stuff that laughs at my complaints. This really is an unbelievably awful time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    Maybe, but it feels like a pretty big undertaking. It would probably be worth it for everyone actually... Then again, I have friends who are going through stuff that laughs at my complaints. This really is an unbelievably awful time.
    I'm sorry. This time and your personal situation are so sucky. Sending you huge hugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piggy View Post
    I'm sorry. This time and your personal situation are so sucky. Sending you huge hugs.
    Thank you... though, like I was saying I guess, I'm reminded by some of my friends' situations that things could be so much worse. This year is cursed. Everyone I know is hurting. I actually found myself saying a prayer for a friend. I'm an atheist, I don't believe in supernatural powers, and I made myself put all that aside and pray for someone. This is a crazy time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    This really is an unbelievably awful time.
    Put that on a t-shirt and I will buy it. Life in general can be difficult in the best of times. The current pandemic situation just amplifies the difficulty of both ordinary and extraordinary aspects of existence. Going through a major life event during this crisis must really suck, because all the wild emotions are amplified.

    As I have stated previously, the mental health impact of covid-19 is grossly underestimated, in my opinion. The impacts will be felt for a very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    so, I was in quarantine with a significant other, and now I'm just camped out in the house w/ my parents, and I'm finding the whole thing kind of awful. I really want to go out in public, and I could now because stuff is "opening back up," but I really can't. I can't risk bringing anything back into the house because my parents are high risk. I'm actually moderate risk.

    I'm just finding the whole "being by myself" thing to be rough. It's really just me and the dog. Doesn't help that I'm having these crazy crippling panic attacks, but I really feel the need to just talk to people right now, and this whole quarantine thing is making that impossible. I hate this year so much. I've chatted on the phone with people and on the internet, but I really feel the need to go out and talk with people in real life...
    I totally understand. I moved back to the US for family reasons. The idea was to fly my partner over this spring for a visit. I have no idea how the long term will play out....but basically I'm living alone with my mother. I can't socialize at all because of coronavirus, and I have no friends locally. I'm completely isolated, and I probably won't be able to see my partner until a vaccine is available. I'm alone, isolated, and will continue to be for the next year. I don't know what to do anymore. Most of my friends are in a different region of the US and don't really care about connecting or video chatting. It would me a lot to me even for a phone call, but since they're used to me being overseas, they don't care to connect.

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    Last edited by MrLobster; 06-29-2020 at 01:14 AM.

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    spent all day monday and all day today working on a 14-minute song (i had three songs mostly done for my upcoming album, this is the fourth). everything i've been working on lately has been on my baritone, which i have in drop-A...but i don't have a 5-string bass, so i have to tune the E down to an A and let me tell you, it's very floppy. i tried to record a clean bass part and it honestly just sounded like farts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    sounded like farts.
    And you can never trust a wet sloppy floppy fart....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    And you can never trust a wet sloppy floppy fart....
    And where can I buy that T-shirt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    And where can I buy that T-shirt?
    DIY it... use a Skeletor graphic and attribute the quote to him. It'll be funny. Cafepress...

    "You never trust a wet sloppy floppy fart He-Man! HahahAHhaHAhHaHahhA"
    Last edited by MrLobster; 07-01-2020 at 10:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    DIY it... use a Skeletor graphic and attribute the quote to him. It'll be funny. Cafepress...

    "You never trust a wet sloppy floppy fart He-Man! HahahAHhaHAhHaHahhA"
    "Sloppin' da bass, He-Mon."

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    found out from one of my coworkers today that the leave i'm on right now makes me eligible for unemployment. kind of wish i had known that when it started a month ago! but better late than never. planning to apply tomorrow.

    75% done with another album. have to finish the lyrics & do vocals for two songs, and then clean up the mixing for all four.

    also, i have a new collection of songs out tomorrow for bandcamp day. just under two hours of low-key electronic music (seven 15-minute pieces) that are great for background or relaxation. they were commissioned by my best friend to accompany some instructional art videos she's making, but she only used two of them, and said i could do whatever i wanted with all of them. so i'm using them to try to raise some more money for brave space alliance. will pop back in and post when the album's live.

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    https://eversonpoe.bandcamp.com/album/nusuth

    ok, it's here! but don't buy it til midnight PST!

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