What's annoying you today?

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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby mockbee » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:12 pm

It rained ash for a good two weeks in portland and really all of oregon this summer. Half the Columbia River Gorge burned, 50,000 acres because a kid threw a firecracker off a cliff. You could hardly see down the road and everything was a dark grey/orange color with the sun blotted out. The worst was not being able to get a decent breath of air. I cant imsgine living in Beijing. Aweful aweful.

I think the world is calling it quits for the humans....puts an asshole in charge to speed things along.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Pandemonium » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:09 pm

kv wrote:There was a very bad fire in the 90's in the Laguna Hills...that burnt down a lot of homes...me being stupid took it as the perfect time to drive behind closed road blocks so I could "experience" it....needless to say the last 20 years I haven't tried such a stunt again..(I can still vividly remember too much of it today...felt like driving around inside an erupting volcano) the ash from that blew to my house some 50 miles away...wildfire sunsets are amazingly beautiful and tragic...when I got within 10 miles of that fire it looked like a snowstorm and smelled like burning couches...and it just got worse the closer I got.


Yeah, I remember that one vividly. This was about a week before Halloween 1993, I was taking night classes at Platt Graphic Arts College a mile or two south of John Wayne airport and about 5 miles north of the fire. I'd been hearing about the fire growing all afternoon but it wasn't until early evening at class when it became apparent it was becoming a serious threat locally. They let us out early and walking to my car I took this photo as the fire was becoming visible over the hills threatening UC Irvine....

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Another one that was pretty bad was the November 2008 Santa Ana Canyon fire which dumped a lot of smoke and ash over a week-plus period here. This is a photo I took from near my home on an overpass at the 405 freeway....

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Bad as it can get, it's infinitely worse in Northern California right now. My oldest friend lives just south of Santa Rose in Rohnert Park and I understand they now have a major fire only about 5 miles East moving directly towards that city.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby MYXYLPLYX » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:29 pm

A good buddy since elementary school barely escaped with his wife and two kids... here's an aerial of his neighborhood:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Larry B. » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:10 am

Quite a few mental things happening on my father's side of the family; people needing relatively urgent psychological and psychiatric assistance, who fight each other relatively frequently. Whenever I try to help, they magically reconcile and talk about how much of a "better man" I think I am, and who I think I am to believe that I have the superiority of "helping them", because they're the ones really helping each other. How dare I do that. "You don't even visit anymore" (they forgot to mention the fact that they basically barred me from visiting them). How dare I say to X that she's not helping Y! (I never did :conf: )

The good thing, at least, is that the can of worms if finally opening. But the fake world some people are living in, it's amazing.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Artemis » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:02 am

Boiler issues. There's no hot water or heat in my building right now. The service people are supposed to arrive be the next few hours.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Warped » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:25 am

Anybody here ever had calcaneal spur (in german it is called Fersensporn)? it seems to be a common injury for joggers.

That sucks big time,it hurts, i can't walk, it always feels like you walk on nails....for sure stopped me for weeks from doing my workout routine which contributes to being in a bad mood..
I got ibuprofen, some inlays for my shoes..but i have the feeling it is not getting better. I also do a lot of foot exercises...

If anybody here has some advice, pls let me know.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Matz » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:09 pm

sorry to hear that Warped, hope you find a solution :wave:
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Pandemonium » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:19 pm

Warped wrote:Anybody here ever had calcaneal spur (in german it is called Fersensporn)? it seems to be a common injury for joggers.

That sucks big time,it hurts, i can't walk, it always feels like you walk on nails....for sure stopped me for weeks from doing my workout routine which contributes to being in a bad mood..
I got ibuprofen, some inlays for my shoes..but i have the feeling it is not getting better. I also do a lot of foot exercises...

If anybody here has some advice, pls let me know.


I believe I had what you're describing about 5 or 6 years ago. I thought I broke something because it was 100% painful the first day it bothered me and certainly hindered my ability to walk. The x-ray showed what looked like a hook shaped spur growing out of the back of my left heal bone. The visual difference was obvious and I think I even posted a photo of my feet here. The options I was given was surgery in my achilles tendon area or physical therapy, icing and advil and revisiting it in a few months. Icing and mild foot stretching PT at night seemed to really help and after a few months it no longer bothered me.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Warped » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:01 pm

Yes...that's it.
I have a feeling that the foot stretching does help the best so i carry on with that.


Do you thing a tape like this might help?

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YEu151D9SGk/maxresdefault.jpg
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Pandemonium » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:45 pm

Warped wrote:Yes...that's it.
I have a feeling that the foot stretching does help the best so i carry on with that.


Do you thing a tape like this might help?

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YEu151D9SGk/maxresdefault.jpg


I honestly don't know. My gut feeling is it wouldn't have helped in my situation because it would create more pressure on the area I had the spur. I couldn't wear any kind of shoe that came up near my ankle, thus it was mostly sandals and flip flops for a couple month unless I absolutely needed shoes and then, it was painful.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby chaos » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:38 pm

I've been struggling with a sinus infection for the last seven days. I am feeling better, but my voice is now squeaky and hoarse (I sound much worse than I feel). Of all the ailments I've endured (and I'm old :lol: ), this is my first sinus infection.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby chaos » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:39 am

Still sick, so I'm a bit cranky.

I hate photobucket. Old news: https://petapixel.com/2017/07/01/photobucket-just-broke-billions-photos-embedded-web/
I'm glad I don't have anything important there since it is all essentially being held hostage.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Pandemonium » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:00 pm

chaos wrote:Still sick, so I'm a bit cranky.

I hate photobucket. Old news: https://petapixel.com/2017/07/01/photobucket-just-broke-billions-photos-embedded-web/
I'm glad I don't have anything important there since it is all essentially being held hostage.


I don't have a problem with Photobucket aside from the crippling number of ads when I upload something there. As far as posting on sites like here, I simple right click on the image to get the actual url and paste it in my post.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby wally » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:33 pm

Last night I found out my step dad has 2-4 months left to live.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Larry B. » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:45 pm

wally wrote:Last night I found out my step dad has 2-4 months left to live.
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Shit. How long has he known and how is he coping with that? I know it's fresh for you, so what have you thought about in these hours?

A big hug, man. :heart:
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby nausearockpig » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:08 pm

wally wrote:Last night I found out my step dad has 2-4 months left to live.
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Sorry to hear. Big hugs.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby wally » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:17 pm

Thank you. He was diagnosed last night but he's been in the hospital about a week and we kind of figured this was the direction things were going. My mom has had a rough year dealing with some of his other health issues and the death of her mom, so my thoughts are with her. I also keep thinking about what an inspiration he is. He came to the US from Germany during WW2 with nobody and nothing more than 20 bucks and the clothes on his back. He had an incredibly successful career here. Just an all around awesome guy. We will miss him.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby Artemis » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:20 am

Sorry to hear about your stepfather,wally. :gh:
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby SR » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:49 am

Sorry Wally. Death is weird...just so final. I’ve gone through this type of thing more than I care to remember but I remember paying very careful attention to how the afflicted dealt with it privately and with others. I see you’ve admired him for years...he’ll likely leave some more inimitable lessons in the next months as well. I mean this to be supportive not naggy. Best
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Re: What's annoying you today?

Postby perkana » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:37 pm

wally wrote:Last night I found out my step dad has 2-4 months left to live.
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So sorry, I know how it feels. Cherish every moment. Big hugs :heart:
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