The VENT Thread

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Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:37 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Weather forecasters and horseplayers are trying to predict something that hasn't yet happened. It's guesswork.
Polls provide information on something that has already happened. Whether through polls, responses to surveys, voting records or other sources, statistics are gathered. It's math.
Guess I'll take math over guesswork.
It's not really math. The pollsters are trying to milk some conclusions from "data" that are based on unreliable responses
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:54 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Weather forecasters and horseplayers are trying to predict something that hasn't yet happened. It's guesswork.
Polls provide information on something that has already happened. Whether through polls, responses to surveys, voting records or other sources, statistics are gathered. It's math.
Guess I'll take math over guesswork.
An admirable effort, but it's best not to engage.

Which, speaking of, my fiance backed his car into my car on this, the first day of my ostensible month-long vacation. My brand new car. Insurance doesn't help as much when you're about to marry the person who has to take the price hike...
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:02 pm

Insurance helps?LOL. Pretty sure it's there solely to screw you over.

Unless the damage is massive I wouldn't even file the claim.
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:05 pm

lol, fair point. And yeah we'll find out tomorrow if we need to, it appears to be a lot of missing paint without structural damage so fingers crossed...
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:39 am

I can't believe I'm now in the position where I hope someone's financing for a home sale falls through. I really want this house, and I'm super pissed that the seller's agent didn't tell our agent immediately that there was already an accepted offer. So now we're the secondary offer, waiting for the primary offer to fall through.

But the probability of their financing falling through is extremely low, so we are back on the hunt for a house. :roll:
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:05 pm

What is proper concert etiquette these days?

Is it okay to stand up the whole time?
I thought that's what the pit was for, why not buy those tickets?

Is it okay to film the whole thing on your phone?
A picture or two or three is fine, but the whole dang 2 hours?
Why not just wait for youtube and save your energy if all you're gonna do is stand with your arms up in the air?

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:43 pm

Working in personal insurance with Harvey and Irma has been one of the most stressful periods of my life. I literally just lay away at night going over everything to make sure none of us made any mistakes. The clients are freaking out.. understandably so.

Hurricane season needs to end.
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:05 pm

We wish....but it officially lasts until Nov. 30. :(
And Tropical Storm Jose has formed behind Irma, although that one may not hit the US. Fingers crossed.
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:23 pm

Somnambulist wrote:Insurance helps?LOL. Pretty sure it's there solely to screw you over.

Unless the damage is massive I wouldn't even file the claim.
Insurance is a business, and as such it likes making a profit, just like any other business.
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Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:50 pm

Somnambulist wrote:Working in personal insurance with Harvey and Irma has been one of the most stressful periods of my life. I literally just lay away at night going over everything to make sure none of us made any mistakes. The clients are freaking out.. understandably so.

Hurricane season needs to end.
Man I hadn't even thought of this side of things. I doubt you're hearing much in the way of thanks because people have so much else to worry about, but I'd say it means a lot that you care so much about getting it done right for them.

I hope all of this ends as well as it possibly can.
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Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:54 pm

Not a lot to kvetch about these days. We only got rain from Harvey, but no flooding in our immediate area, though Bastrop and areas around Austin got some trouble. An old tree in our back yard split in two (it was already split... I mean, two trees coming out of the root... whatever you call that) and fell apart in two directions, as a result of wind and the ground being so unprepared for rain that it couldn't handle it. The right side of the tree missed the bird feeding station and the gazing ball by inches. We needed the rain. We didn't need the split tree ($300+ to remove it) and the worry about my brother in Houston, but he came out dry and safe (and I think he's about 73 feet above sea level).

We got four inches of rain during that fateful weekend, and after a long, miserable drought, that was welcome, but I hated seeing people on the coast suffering so. I've been through hurricanes (I grew up in the Houston area), but I don't recall major flooding then. I do remember my stupid brothers telling me I would go down the drain, like water in the bathtub. What jerks they were in their younger days.

The weather is cooling off at last! Wait, maybe this should be in the happiness thread. If our neighbor could just figure out that sound travels and that his dog's yapping at air molecules might become somewhat annoying, all would be peachy with a side of keen. Nitwit's barking now, so I assume a leaf blew by.

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Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:41 am

The one thing worse than a major hurricane heading directly your way? A major hurricane heading directly your way with a husband who has a cold but thinks he's at death's door.
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Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:06 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:The one thing worse than a major hurricane heading directly your way? A major hurricane heading directly your way with a husband who has a cold but thinks he's at death's door.
I pray you guys are safe. Best of luck.
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Somnambulist wrote:
ThreeMustangs wrote:The one thing worse than a major hurricane heading directly your way? A major hurricane heading directly your way with a husband who has a cold but thinks he's at death's door.
I pray you guys are safe. Best of luck.
Thanks. We are not in an evacuation zone, so we're hunkered down at home with the critters. The next 12 hours are going to be interesting.
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:44 pm

Flipping channels between CNN, FOX and MSNBC listening to commentators discuss the merits, or lack thereof, with regards to the proposed Federal Tax changes sounds an awful lot like a meeting with the state's Horse Racing Board, Horsemen and HANA regarding pari-mutual takeout.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:48 am

This crazy Ohio weather from 90 degrees one week (holy hell batman, in October?? My birthday month :shock: ) to it being high 40s at night now is ridiculous. :roll: I'm assuming that's why my two year old is sick. Poor baby. And I feel bad because I get stressed that I'm not doing things right or I can't help her not be sick. Oh I need patience. Or whiskey. I'm sitting outside smoking a cigarette, and I swear I can see my breath and I'm legit COLD. Ugh.
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I'm starting to worry that I have rheumatoid arthritis or chronic fatigue syndrome (my sister has RA). My joints and muscles are aching like I have the flu, my throat is sore, I'm ridiculously stiff when I wake up. Also, tired all the time.
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Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:39 pm

starrydreamer wrote:I'm starting to worry that I have rheumatoid arthritis or chronic fatigue syndrome (my sister has RA). My joints and muscles are aching like I have the flu, my throat is sore, I'm ridiculously stiff when I wake up. Also, tired all the time.
So, maybe run it past a doctor? Don't know about CFS, but both RA and flu would benefit from treatment.
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:52 am

Catalina wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:I'm starting to worry that I have rheumatoid arthritis or chronic fatigue syndrome (my sister has RA). My joints and muscles are aching like I have the flu, my throat is sore, I'm ridiculously stiff when I wake up. Also, tired all the time.
So, maybe run it past a doctor? Don't know about CFS, but both RA and flu would benefit from treatment.
Treatment for flu is rest, fluids, and ibuprofen/tylenol for fever. I don't go to a doctor for the flu. However, this is not that (although it reminds me that I need to go get my flu shot!). I think my main problem is that it's fall and my allergies are acting up.

Excuse my whininess. :lol: We're in our new house and it's frustrating not knowing where everything is, plus my husband has been stressed too, and so we go 10 rounds on where to put the tupperware and it's exhausting. :roll:
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:34 am

If it's any consolation my seasonal allergies are so awful right now and I feel the same way. I have been pulling 16 hour days for the past few months but I don't remember the last time I had any energy. I ache and feel exhausted near constantly. Normally the length of the day wouldn't bother me, but then again I'm not 18 anymore. The joys of aging.
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