My $150 headphones just snapped... by me picking them up. 5 weeks out of warranty.
My $150 headphones just snapped... by me picking them up. 5 weeks out of warranty.
usedtabe's gonna be out of town this weekend....pissed as fuck!
Everything seems to be ticking me off today. I'm not even on my period that shit has been over about a week now.
Went out for me birthday. Got very, very drunk. Left mobile phone at friend's house. Apparently I drunk texted several people but they won't tell me what I said to who. Now got that rising dread as I wait to retrieve my phone and see what the damage is.
Also, the prices of drinks these days. £4.70 for snakebite & black? Shit's gotten crazy.
Been there Gatsby, every time I see my parents it results in me leaving there pissed off. Everything is just not good enough... Out of their 3 children I'm the only one that holds a stable job, relationship and am really the only progressing in life. But no, it's not good enough, my brother gets the praise because he went overseas... and my sister because she finished her degree. This is the same brother who tried to kill me, then they were pissed that I called the cops (he swung an axe at me, me quick reaction of slamming the door saved me). I now talk to them once a month, if that. They won't know their granddaughter because they don't want to even talk to their own son.
I hate them, I truly do.
I think it's bullshit that two of my younger classmates are trying to crowdfund going to a conference that's already difficult enough to get into. To me, it's the equivalent of buying PAX passes and trying to get people to pay for it. They're "reward" for getting money is that they will interview one conference attendee for every hundred dollars they raise.
Also, one of the girls really rubs me the wrong way because she doesn't try to be social with anyone. I don't give a fuck if you're shy, but if I talk to you, I expect more than one word answers and an attempt to engage in dialog.
Also, nothing newsworthy goes on at a conference. It's sole existence is there to sharpen your craft as a science writer and maybe network. I think that should be entirely your own investment. If you want to work extra hours, fine. But don't make it a charity case when virtually no one else will benefit from it.
My school issues have got me in a fucking spiraling fury. I'm now two weeks from being done with all of the credit-work for my master's degree, but due to the total negligence and ineptitude of my department, I have not been able to get the wheels turning on a bullshit 'expository essay' project that's required to be certified for graduation. I should have dropped out of this program after one fucking semester. The whole department is run like an academia pyramid-scheme and, as such, the masters' students are treated as nothing more than giant sacks of tuition money with limbs. If anyone here ever feels interested in getting a professional masters degree, do be careful not to sucker/pressure yourself into enrolling at a research university program that only caters to Ph.D students who've never worked a single day of their lives.
Caostotale, you're an engineering student, right? I remember that my friends in Biomedical Engineering Masters only got it as a way to segue into PhD programs or MD/PhD work later on. But they also did a ton of research and minimized the tuition bill. I do think that masters programs are generally shams. The only reason why I'm in one now is because of internship opportunities and contacts. I'm thankful for about half the stuff they taught me, while the other half has been mostly garbage.
Also, I had a bit of a hissy fit yesterday with my program director over e-mail. He stuck words in my mouth that I never said and is coming off holier-than-thou. I drank to redirect my attention elsewhere, but long story short, he's not as supportive as he claims to be and now I can't take anything he says seriously.
Also, no offense to scientists, but what passes as a 'smart' science student these days is a complete fucking joke. To answer your question, Changston, no, I am not an engineer (I am technically an environmental chemist, though I don't much feel like one anymore). However, unlike most of my colleagues (who in my department, all seem to be former biology majors these days), I have taken as many math classes as most engineers, as well as other rigorous courses like physical chemistry and calculus-based physics. Unfortunately for me, the current direction of my environmental science department has become obsessed with the shallowest forms of interdisciplinary study, to the point where we have courses in dubious 'fields' like geomicrobiology and seminars with names like 'a survey of the biochemical and statistical aspects of environmental geophysical modeling with emphasis on climate change.' None of these goofy cross-pollinated approaches would be bad, except the people involved often bring a de facto 'mile-wide-inch-deep' level of knowledge to the table. None of them can derive first principles or properly explain what it is they do, because they're too busy upending the signal-to-noise ratio by making things even more interdisciplinary and skating by on short-term plausible deniabilities. Combined with the facts that the teachers aren't actually teaching, but instead inflating their grades and juicing their non-English-speaking research assistants through all of the classes without teaching them how to write, the incursion of abject stupidity is becoming comical.
As I'm not a Ph.D candidate, post-doc, or whatever, my department's members don't even bother getting back to me, unless they're being especially pompous and decide to send me what they think is helpful information about the job world they think they understand. One of them actually went as far as to suggest I try typing the word 'environmental' into the search engine on Careerbuilder.com. Yeah, thanks, genius....never would have figured that one out.Also, I had a bit of a hissy fit yesterday with my program director over e-mail. He stuck words in my mouth that I never said and is coming off holier-than-thou. I drank to redirect my attention elsewhere, but long story short, he's not as supportive as he claims to be and now I can't take anything he says seriously.
Got an email from Gamefly offering me 20% off on their "gear". I curiously opened it and semi-raged at the thought that there are people out there actually spending their money to market for a company. I love Gamefly but I would never buy their shirts or bags, that's shit they should give away for free as it's advertising for them. Anyone who buys this shit is beyond fucking retarded and yes I am judging you for your purchase.
Some of the rednecks and townies I know from the place I grew up are pretty good for something vulgar like that, but it's most likely not worth a more ethical person's time to set those idiots straight. The world's busy moving on with or without those assholes and they should feel damned fortunate that the more socially-liberal/financially-successful people in the country haven't yet thrown their hands up and decided to stop supporting their impoverished bullshitting. It's always very upsetting to see how lower-income people so easily embrace horrendous divide-and-conquer narratives like 'because black people', 'because Muslims', etc...
I don't know if my tenants are being conniving or dumb as shit, but they are on my last nerve. I told them that I would reimburse them after they paid the month's rent and they're interpreting that as "so we just owe you a check for this much, right?" And I said, "No. You owe me THIS much and I will reimburse you once I have the keys when you move out."
I'm trying hard not to stereotype, but fucking nursing students. They. Are. The. Worst.
I swear to fucking God, the rich kids I went to school with make me want to sell white kids for their kidneys.
Translated into non-rage speak, I defriended a woman I knew from back in the day for declawing her cats. Well, that among other things. She seems to have turned into one of those mindless housewives, you know the type. "Like a detuned radio" as Thom Yorke put it. Not even mad any more, just disappointed I guess.
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Laptop CPU fan dying. Soon-to-be required almost-replacement (sucks a little more amperage than what's installed) starts at 30 bucks new. That's just the fan.
After being told that my sister is too busy going to a work lunch (not *actually* work related) to come to my daughters first birthday party, THEN being told by my parents that they have to go to an obscure friend's daughter's wedding that same day, I told my collective family to go fuck themselves. More articulately than that, but you get the picture.
They had a years notice of her 1st birthday (duh) yet they still seem to have to make excuses not to come.
THEN I'm told I'm in trouble for instigating a fight.
Yeah, can't wait to move further away from them.
That sucks dude. Sorry for your family troubles. Kids need all the family they can get.