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Samsally



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears we've lost a few posts. Bummer.

Well, in slightly better news, I got to dress up for work. I'd post pictures, but one of the threads eaten was the Halloween thread. Heh.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nov 14th deadline for work project.

There is a bare semblance of a GUI which I've been working on for weeks.

I'm apparently the only one who can make it for *most* of the meeting, meaning I'll be the sole representative of my campus's work on said project for approx. 2 hours of the 6 hour meeting.

I am currently doing programming, working on integrating web launching into our website, doing normal mapping texture work on the side, and have just been named the key administrator for our asset server.

My programming task list is growing exponentially. GUI, multiplayer, debugging old code from previous programmers, and now rendering issues!

HALP!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ugh tl;dr more family drama

my sister brought home a cat the other day. last week was spent doing kitchen remodeling, and sometime Friday night, she smuggled a cat into her room and didn't tell anyone until Saturday morning, when our other pets found it. but not just any cat. she found this cat in her boyfriend's neighborhood, and it had been shot by a bb gun and had the bb lodged in its spine. so we had to take it to the vet and try to save it at the cost of $600, because once she brought it into our house it was our responsibility and we were going to try to save it and that's that. in the meantime, she disappears to go do whatever it is she does all day.

turns out the pellet has caused severe neurological damage. the cat can't control its back legs and has no bowel/bladder control. the pellet is moving around and doing irreparable damage. the only option to prolong its life is a $3000 surgery that would give it, at best, a 50/50 chance of recovery while also possibly just doing more damage. so we're having it put down.

mom is taking it incredibly hard, especially since until today we had some reason to believe the cat might bounce back, at which point it would've been ours. it's all opened up old wounds, of a pet cat she'd found hit by a car when she was eight, and of a cat she had to leave behind when she moved later on.

it's also made me hate my sister that much more. i would've done something to help the cat too, because i've spent too much time putting down animals that i love and care for and take care of to walk away from one that was deliberately maimed by someone. but not like this, and not with her attitude, an extension of her typical attitude that her family is her dumping ground for whatever her problems are and we're just here to take care of things for her behind the scenes. she brought the cat here in the middle of the night because she knew once she brought it to us, we'd help it. she knew that, and she took advantage of it. had it survived, she would've cavorted around with her friends acting like a hero for saving an animal that the rest of us have to look after; now that it hasn't, she'll be the one playing the victim and probably blaming us for not trying hard enough. she dropped this on us and expected us to foot the bill, financially and emotionally, like she always does.

and now she's opened up these old wounds for everyone. a few years ago there was an eighteen-month stretch where we had to put down basically every pet from my childhood. and we all tried not to get attached to this cat, but if it bounced back, it was going to be ours. by all indications it was a stray, and we shelled out $600 to save its life, and if we sent it to the shelter it would've just been euthanized, and if we put up flyers in the neighborhood where it was found we'd just be sending it back to the same place where some worthless fuckstain shot it with a bb gun. so now it's pretty much our cat, and even though we never really got to know it and didn't get as attached as to our other pets, it still comes out to us having to put down yet another animal.

my sister knew that. she knew all this would happen. she was even counting on it, because why else would she bring it here so we'd be the ones to foot the bill for her. she took advantage of our kindness, and i hate her for it. i'm so tired of this happening, in ways big and small.

argh tl;dr i fell to the dark side and forever will it dominate my destiny
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so tired of this job. And I feel bad thinking that because my friends are unemployed. Then I feel bad for thinking *that* because it's my life and fuck it. I don't know if I will stay or go around August but I'm secretly hoping they'll let me off just because I'm so tired of it. But then I'd be unemployed and that sucks.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
ugh tl;dr more family drama

my sister brought home a cat the other day. last week was spent doing kitchen remodeling, and sometime Friday night, she smuggled a cat into her room and didn't tell anyone until Saturday morning, when our other pets found it. but not just any cat. she found this cat in her boyfriend's neighborhood, and it had been shot by a bb gun and had the bb lodged in its spine. so we had to take it to the vet and try to save it at the cost of $600, because once she brought it into our house it was our responsibility and we were going to try to save it and that's that. in the meantime, she disappears to go do whatever it is she does all day.

turns out the pellet has caused severe neurological damage. the cat can't control its back legs and has no bowel/bladder control. the pellet is moving around and doing irreparable damage. the only option to prolong its life is a $3000 surgery that would give it, at best, a 50/50 chance of recovery while also possibly just doing more damage. so we're having it put down.

mom is taking it incredibly hard, especially since until today we had some reason to believe the cat might bounce back, at which point it would've been ours. it's all opened up old wounds, of a pet cat she'd found hit by a car when she was eight, and of a cat she had to leave behind when she moved later on.

it's also made me hate my sister that much more. i would've done something to help the cat too, because i've spent too much time putting down animals that i love and care for and take care of to walk away from one that was deliberately maimed by someone. but not like this, and not with her attitude, an extension of her typical attitude that her family is her dumping ground for whatever her problems are and we're just here to take care of things for her behind the scenes. she brought the cat here in the middle of the night because she knew once she brought it to us, we'd help it. she knew that, and she took advantage of it. had it survived, she would've cavorted around with her friends acting like a hero for saving an animal that the rest of us have to look after; now that it hasn't, she'll be the one playing the victim and probably blaming us for not trying hard enough. she dropped this on us and expected us to foot the bill, financially and emotionally, like she always does.

and now she's opened up these old wounds for everyone. a few years ago there was an eighteen-month stretch where we had to put down basically every pet from my childhood. and we all tried not to get attached to this cat, but if it bounced back, it was going to be ours. by all indications it was a stray, and we shelled out $600 to save its life, and if we sent it to the shelter it would've just been euthanized, and if we put up flyers in the neighborhood where it was found we'd just be sending it back to the same place where some worthless fuckstain shot it with a bb gun. so now it's pretty much our cat, and even though we never really got to know it and didn't get as attached as to our other pets, it still comes out to us having to put down yet another animal.

my sister knew that. she knew all this would happen. she was even counting on it, because why else would she bring it here so we'd be the ones to foot the bill for her. she took advantage of our kindness, and i hate her for it. i'm so tired of this happening, in ways big and small.

argh tl;dr i fell to the dark side and forever will it dominate my destiny


that's terrible of her. i'm sorry Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

exciting ultra fun twist: now the cat is apparently doing much better. like, it has bladder and bowel control again. so we have to wait to put it down and see if this improvement is for real. we can deal with a cat that can't walk right, as long as it can urinate and defecate alright on its own. if not, then we would've had to manually express the bladder and bowels, which is no way for us to live and certainly no way for the cat to live.

but now it's doing well enough to hold off on the shot.

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee i fucking hate this
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn, shadow - that all just sounds awful. all i can say is, whatever happens to the cat, you showed it kindness, and however much it hurts if you have to put it down, you can know you made a positive difference to it - even if it turns out only to be for a few days.

i don't know what to say about your sister.
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ShadowCell



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

augh this cat

the vet recommends not putting him down right now because he's made major strides. he understood that he needed to go to the bathroom, he knew where to go, and he got himself there. so he's still alive right now and apparently very much wants to be our kitty. and to think we had the paperwork signed this morning to put him down.

so augh

we'll go see him on Saturday

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit Shadow, that really sucks. I don't know what else to say, other than that fucking sucks, and I hope your family gets by.

As for myself: someone made a suicide call today in one of the main campus residences. 3 cop cars + campus security, apparently going door to door, looking under beds, etc. Hoping it was just an unsuccessful attempt, or someone contemplating it, and I hope it wasn't anyone I know. It's like, 2:00am here so I'll have to try to catch up to people tomorrow and make sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadow, you and your family are pretty amazing.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i really hope the cat makes it - he sounds like a seriously rad cat. you deserve to have a seriously rad cat in your life.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jnhalshataygahlahakjlal this caaaaaaaaaaat i'm just going to vent

went to the vet today to see him. he's a sweet little thing and he didn't take long to turn on the charm once we saw him. he drags his back legs completely, and he gets around reasonably well with his front legs on tile, but we have carpet at our house that would be much more abrasive, and he certainly wouldn't be able to jump up onto a bed or whatever. he peed a whole lot, which makes me worry that he has continence issues, but at least he's capable of voiding his bladder, and maybe it had to do with being scared or whatever too.

the vet recommended an MRI to determine the extent and permanence of the damage, and the feasibility of surgery to remove the pellet. the MRI and a consultation with a neurologist will cost between $800 and $1200, all up front. surgery would probably give him a 50/50 chance at recovery. the MRI and surgery and all that, in addition to having him neutered and vaccinated, will probably run about $5000 total. and we have a $400ish bill coming up for vaccinations for two of our existing pets. our vet is a saintly man who will definitely let us make payments, but specialists, not so much.

before this all came up we dropped $4000 on new granite countertops in the kitchen. i guess that improves the property value, especially since the city kindly reduced it for us by building a bunch of houses in the hills and wrecking the nice view we used to have. but mom has whined about how much she hated our old tile countertops for years, and it finally happened, and now she's whining about how much she regrets doing it and how guilty she feels and it's just that much more annoying. and then you combine it with her $50-a-week Yankee Candle habit and kgahlhaklhfa;hfah;hg;ahfk;adhjaghajghajhgdaga

every day that goes by i hate my sister a little more for inflicting this on us
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate my brain. I don't know why the fuck I didn't stay at home when I could and when I should. I have a bad cold, I should rest! No says my brain, brainwashed from my parents do or die methods, you will feel guilty for not doing your job no matter how many times your boss says it's okay. Because your dad is convinced that every tardiness could cost you your job and your mom says illness don't real, you lazy. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay fuck me and my cold and work - irrelevant.

I just got a phone call today that my handicapped mother was accidentally dropped in the shower because the new nurse didn't know she can't stand up by herself. WHY THE FUCK DONT THEY KNOW? DOES NO ONE TELL THEM? This happened before - my mom tries to tell them everything but she has trouble speaking and let's be honest they're not exactly listening so I end up wondering why the fuck my mom's leg has a big bruise when I visit her on the weekends.

And my mom's so fucking nice, she doesn't fault anyone, she doesn't blame anyone and constantly says it's no big deal and it doesn't hurt and mom I love you but we're not paying a massive amount to these nurses so they can drop you nilly willy.

To avoid confusion: my mom spends 4 days in a nursing home and 3 days at our home because we're unable to properly take care of her heavy disability. We visit her a lot to compensate. Unfortunately this means she goes through our poor elderly care system.
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