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Title: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: JamesR on October 06, 2012, 05:21:17 PM
Everyone needs to have a pity-party every once in a while to let off our steam and depression. Ever get into those moods where you are having a bad day/week/month/year/life and nothing seems to be going your way, so you become all moody and start to contemplate on your problems, and thus, you go into a pity-party where nothing else matters except for you, and so you keep acting all whiny constantly complaining that the world owes you all the while expressing a 'woe-is-me' type outlook on everything?

Well this is the thread for you! For anyone out there who is having a rough time and needs to have a pity-party, feel free to have it here! Share your misery and angst right here and have a whiny tantrum. All pity-parties are welcome! You may leave your hopes and dreams on the coat hanger by the front door. Go on and complain, whine, cry and wallow in your own self pity!

I'll start it off. Woe is me, why can't anything ever go my way? I'm constantly babysitting, I want to masturbate and be an animal but God won't let me because He wants me to become a god, how the hell am I going to be able to afford college someday? why does my teacher always assign me stupid 'activity work' that requires effort, creativity and actual working opposed to good old fashioned written test work that I could lazily finish in five to ten minutes by just finding the answers in the textbook without even reading anything? I hate all this crap.

Your turn!
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Cyrillic on October 06, 2012, 05:34:19 PM
I'm greatly edified by reading this  :-\

Ok, here's one: I don't like it that there is no Orthodox parish within 30 minutes of where I live
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: William on October 06, 2012, 05:56:45 PM
Side effects of accutane.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Cyrillic on October 06, 2012, 06:13:48 PM
I want to masturbate and be an animal but God won't let me because He wants me to become a god

Why would you want to share that on the internet?  ???
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Aindriú on October 06, 2012, 06:31:23 PM
I work 12 hours everyday, sometimes on weekends. I would work longer, but then I would bust the rules and couldn't work as long the next day, which would get me in trouble. I always leave with more work to finish for the next day. I only have enough time to get my kids in bed before I need to fall asleep.

LOL on your homework.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: tuesdayschild on October 06, 2012, 06:55:08 PM
I'm greatly edified by reading this  :-\

Ok, here's one: I don't like it that there is no Orthodox parish within 30 minutes of where I live

45 minutes  :'(
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Ansgar on October 06, 2012, 06:59:59 PM
My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: dzheremi on October 06, 2012, 07:05:27 PM
I had to move 1,200 miles away from my home area (that's 1931.21 kilometres for my European friends) before I found a church to go to. And I couldn't go today because I was sick since Thursday night...now I'm okay (I think...I hope, since I'm going to have dinner in about an hour), and they won't even do liturgy over again today specifically for me! What the heck? Now I have to wait 2 weeks for the next one. Life!
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Aindriú on October 06, 2012, 07:10:26 PM
Life!

LOL. This thread should be titled "FML".
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Anastasia1 on October 06, 2012, 07:22:29 PM
I'm greatly edified by reading this  :-\

Ok, here's one: I don't like it that there is no Orthodox parish within 30 minutes of where I live

45 minutes  :'(
I have more formal education than most BS/BA graduates and still cannot afford to move out of home, even though I am cheap.
My mom will be on oxygen soon and will eventually die of a terminal condition while dealing with chronic illness in the meantime.
I have really bad asthma and work in a place that is is not so great for my lungs. I need a better job so I can move to a healthier place.
I need a good man with whom I have mutual interest and a future, and I need to find and use the right chance to learn a foreign language.
Either I have posture issues or chronic migraine or something, but I cannot go more than a couple days without a one-sided headache. This has been the case for over a decade.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Asteriktos on October 06, 2012, 07:23:25 PM
No one likes my would-be halloween costume (see avatar)  :'(
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: augustin717 on October 06, 2012, 07:44:58 PM
I work 12 hours everyday, sometimes on weekends. I would work longer, but then I would bust the rules and couldn't work as long the next day, which would get me in trouble. I always leave with more work to finish for the next day. I only have enough time to get my kids in bed before I need to fall asleep.

LOL on your homework.
With that schedule when did you find time to make the kids?
In the late spring through late summer of 2010 I worked three jobs. I was cursing out lout all the time. That experience definitely moved me to hate capitalist economy with passion.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Aindriú on October 06, 2012, 08:06:23 PM
I work 12 hours everyday, sometimes on weekends. I would work longer, but then I would bust the rules and couldn't work as long the next day, which would get me in trouble. I always leave with more work to finish for the next day. I only have enough time to get my kids in bed before I need to fall asleep.

LOL on your homework.
With that schedule when did you find time to make the kids?
In the late spring through late summer of 2010 I worked three jobs. I was cursing out lout all the time. That experience definitely moved me to hate capitalist economy with passion.

Vacations. :P
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Aindriú on October 06, 2012, 08:07:02 PM
No one likes my would-be halloween costume (see avatar)  :'(

I thought you always looked like that? ???  ;D
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 06, 2012, 11:06:29 PM
My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. :)
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 06, 2012, 11:09:29 PM
I had to move 1,200 miles away from my home area (that's 1931.21 kilometres for my European friends) before I found a church to go to. And I couldn't go today because I was sick since Thursday night...now I'm okay (I think...I hope, since I'm going to have dinner in about an hour), and they won't even do liturgy over again today specifically for me! What the heck? Now I have to wait 2 weeks for the next one. Life!

Plus, when you tell people you're Orthodox, the next time they see you they want to give you the copy of the Acts of Chalcedon they found in their grandmother's attic. When you tell them you're Coptic, they back away sheepishly as if you have some sort of disease. When you explain about the church, they freak out over turbaned priests and think you're followers of an Ayatollah. At the end of the day, your prayer rule consists of praying for God's mercy while banging your head against the wall. It's a sad life.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 06, 2012, 11:11:50 PM
I'm greatly edified by reading this  :-\

Ok, here's one: I don't like it that there is no Orthodox parish within 30 minutes of where I live

45 minutes  :'(
I have more formal education than most BS/BA graduates and still cannot afford to move out of home, even though I am cheap.
My mom will be on oxygen soon and will eventually die of a terminal condition while dealing with chronic illness in the meantime.
I have really bad asthma and work in a place that is is not so great for my lungs. I need a better job so I can move to a healthier place.
I need a good man with whom I have mutual interest and a future, and I need to find and use the right chance to learn a foreign language.
Either I have posture issues or chronic migraine or something, but I cannot go more than a couple days without a one-sided headache. This has been the case for over a decade.

Perhaps you can find a nice man in a bilingual medical issue support group in Arizona.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 06, 2012, 11:13:34 PM
I work 12 hours everyday, sometimes on weekends. I would work longer, but then I would bust the rules and couldn't work as long the next day, which would get me in trouble. I always leave with more work to finish for the next day. I only have enough time to get my kids in bed before I need to fall asleep.

LOL on your homework.
With that schedule when did you find time to make the kids?

Maybe there was a non-fasting non-festal Monday vacation day. Memorial Day and Labor Day are usually good days for all that. It's like divine providence.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 06, 2012, 11:15:05 PM
I woke up this morning, looked in the fridge...no beer! No Salmon! No berries! I had to eat like a peasant...
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 06, 2012, 11:17:22 PM
I woke up this morning, looked in the fridge...no beer! No Salmon! No berries! I had to eat like a peasant...

Oh man. No beer for breakfast. That sucks. Was there at least enough whisky to put on your cereal? Perhaps some leftover hakarl hanging around? I guess putting whisky on cereal would make hakarl more appetizing in the morning.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shiny on October 06, 2012, 11:23:28 PM
ITT: first world problems
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on October 06, 2012, 11:23:44 PM
Trevor's pity party.  Let the pretentious self loathing ensue!

Golly gee.  My life sucks sometimes.  It's hard to keep my head held high when my friends are all dropping like flies.  They have problems with life, so they just check out early.  What's to stop me from doing this?  Ah, that's right, everything.  I hate that my dad seems to have all this money but acts like he has none when my sister and I need school supplies and such.  I don't know how I'm going to pay for university.  I definitely qualify for lots of financial aid, and am applying for grants and scholarships, but if Romney/Ryan are elected, who knows how long that'll last.  I just hope that we're able to afford food and gas at the end of the month.  It's gotten better, but it's still a bit of a worry.  It's too bad that my godfather hasn't spoken to me since I left the Orthodox Church, I sure used to like him.  My Orthodox friends treat me like I've committed spiritual suicide or something.  HELLO?!  I'M STILL A CHRISTIAN.  I wonder when I'll feel like an adult.  I'm well into my 18th year.  Everyone else acts so mature and thinks they know everything - I'm still far behind that.  Maybe it's because I don't get out much (you know it's bad when you reach 2,000 posts on a religious internet forum and you're only 18).  Why can't I get a tan?  Why must I be so pale?  Why must everyone point out that I've got light hair, eyes and skin?  My British grandfather was also pale, I wonder how he dealt with it.  Then there's the whole gay thing, but I don't know if we're allowed to talk about that at the present time...

So that's that...

This was sort of fun, I must admit  ;D
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on October 06, 2012, 11:28:51 PM
No one likes my would-be halloween costume (see avatar)  :'(
I think it's swell  ;)
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 06, 2012, 11:29:12 PM
I woke up this morning, looked in the fridge...no beer! No Salmon! No berries! I had to eat like a peasant...

Oh man. No beer for breakfast. That sucks. Was there at least enough whisky to put on your cereal? Perhaps some leftover hakarl hanging around? I guess putting whisky on cereal would make hakarl more appetizing in the morning.

All I had was wine...I hate wine...but I love to w(h)ine... :laugh:
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: dzheremi on October 06, 2012, 11:45:37 PM
I had to move 1,200 miles away from my home area (that's 1931.21 kilometres for my European friends) before I found a church to go to. And I couldn't go today because I was sick since Thursday night...now I'm okay (I think...I hope, since I'm going to have dinner in about an hour), and they won't even do liturgy over again today specifically for me! What the heck? Now I have to wait 2 weeks for the next one. Life!

Plus, when you tell people you're Orthodox, the next time they see you they want to give you the copy of the Acts of Chalcedon they found in their grandmother's attic. When you tell them you're Coptic, they back away sheepishly as if you have some sort of disease. When you explain about the church, they freak out over turbaned priests and think you're followers of an Ayatollah. At the end of the day, your prayer rule consists of praying for God's mercy while banging your head against the wall. It's a sad life.

Wow. It's like you're spying on me or something. ;)

No, actually the only thing that's happened like that so far is that my father thought I was converting to Islam because once he heard me listening to the Verses of the Cymbals chanted by Gad Lewis and assumed it was Islamic chant. He seemed very concerned, and confused after I told him it was traditional Christian chant (he's in an anti-trinitarian cult, though, so he wouldn't know anything about Christian anything). I'm not sure whether it's clear yet to him or the rest of my family (mostly Catholics and agnostics) what Coptic Orthodoxy is, but oh well. My hippie/rasta cousin thought it was cool because he's heard of Tewahedo thanks to all the music he listens to. Eh...I'll take it, I guess. It's better than thinking I'm a secret Muslim.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: KBN1 on October 07, 2012, 12:28:14 AM
My roommate ate my salsa again.  Argh!
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Aindriú on October 07, 2012, 12:38:18 AM
My roommate ate my salsa again.  Argh!

Throw his pillow in the dumpster.  :angel:
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 07, 2012, 12:46:22 AM
I woke up this morning, looked in the fridge...no beer! No Salmon! No berries! I had to eat like a peasant...

Oh man. No beer for breakfast. That sucks. Was there at least enough whisky to put on your cereal? Perhaps some leftover hakarl hanging around? I guess putting whisky on cereal would make hakarl more appetizing in the morning.

All I had was wine...I hate wine...but I love to w(h)ine... :laugh:

Only one thing to do with wine...distill it and make brandy. Invite Georgians. Have party. Sing and dance all night. Pass out while Georgians are still going.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 07, 2012, 12:48:37 AM
My roommate ate my salsa again.  Argh!

Throw his pillow in the dumpster.  :angel:

Rub it with ghost chilies. He'll think it was the salsa.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: JamesR on October 07, 2012, 02:16:57 AM
More self loathing. Tonight after dinner I have to wash the dishes, I gotta wake up early on a Sunday tommorow to attend that Divine Liturgy when I'd rather be at home drinking coffee watching television, my little brother drives me insane and whenever I go anywhere my mother makes me take him with me, I need new shoes and I was just at the store but I forgot to look for some, my mother said that I go through coffee too fast and that she is only going to start buying so much a month and that if I run out early then that's my fault. I can't do it. I'll die without my coffee. My maternal grandmother is a crazy Mexican lapsed Catholic alcoholic who always asks awkward question about my my Orthodoxy or tries to make it difficult for my by specifically pointing out to everyone that I'm 'different'. Yet, my mother still makes me visit this crazy old woman when I'd rather not see her. I saw a Macbook Air laptop at the store earlier today and I really wanted it but I could not afford it. Woe is me.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 07, 2012, 02:20:20 AM
I gotta wake up early on a Sunday tommorow to attend that Divine Liturgy when I'd rather be at home drinking coffee watching television

No one makes you go...

my mother still makes me visit this crazy old woman when I'd rather not see her.

She is your grandmother. Be lucky you still have one.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: JamesR on October 07, 2012, 02:25:29 AM
...She is your grandmother. Be lucky you still have one.

You don't understand my grandmother. She's rotten to the core (at least from what I have observed). When my mother was growing up she abused my mother and allowed my mother's older siblings to all pick on her, and in one instance she kicked my mother out when she was a teenager and pointed a gun at her saying she'd kill her if she didn't listen. That's when my mom became real close to my father and they conceived and then had me. My grandmother also takes full advantage of me. I'm her only grandkid that visits her and she still scolds me and teases me in mean ways that are going way too far. She's always drinking as well. For God's sake, that woman drinks while she is driving and has made me hold her beer for her while she was driving and snuck Brandy into Disneyland when I was 11.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 07, 2012, 02:32:58 AM
...She is your grandmother. Be lucky you still have one.

You don't understand my grandmother. She's rotten to the core (at least from what I have observed). When my mother was growing up she abused my mother and allowed my mother's older siblings to all pick on her, and in one instance she kicked my mother out when she was a teenager and pointed a gun at her saying she'd kill her if she didn't listen. That's when my mom became real close to my father and they conceived and then had me. My grandmother also takes full advantage of me. I'm her only grandkid that visits her and she still scolds me and teases me in mean ways that are going way too far. She's always drinking as well. For God's sake, that woman drinks while she is driving and has made me hold her beer for her while she was driving and snuck Brandy into Disneyland when I was 11.

Trust me, you aren't the only one with a family member like that. I could spend hours going into detail of my father's drug use, alcoholism, and abuse of my mother, but I won't. My father passed away, and I love him, and I miss him. He is my father, just as that lady is your grandmother. Keep forgiving, and never stop loving.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Kerdy on October 07, 2012, 02:56:17 AM
I gotta wake up early on a Sunday tommorow to attend that Divine Liturgy when I'd rather be at home drinking coffee watching television

No one makes you go...

my mother still makes me visit this crazy old woman when I'd rather not see her.

She is your grandmother. Be lucky you still have one.
Indeed.  All of my grandparents died when I was young and now I only have one parent alive.  Love them while you have the chance.  Once they are gone, you do not want to be filled with regret the rest of your life.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: dzheremi on October 07, 2012, 03:06:18 AM
Everybody's grandmother is crazy, James. And the older they get, the crazier they get. It's one of the privileges of living to be very, very old (I'm excited for it, personally). My grandmother was a crazy Mexican lapsed Catholic, too, and she probably only didn't drink because she didn't need any help from the bottle to be crazy (though she did get into a huge fight with my uncle one year at Christmas because she insisted on having a beer with her yule log and he didn't want her to because she was old and frail...that was pretty funny, looking back on it). Then there was the time she announced over Thanksgiving (post-stroke, from her wheelchair) that she was going to travel to Kenya for vacation and that whoever wanted to come with her had only to volunteer to push her everywhere. There were no takers, and then a giant argument ensued because she refused to believe my aunt and my cousins, all of whom insisted that Kenya is not wheelchair accessible. "What do YOU know? I've been to Egypt! It's the same thing! You people don't know anything. Idiots." Then there was the time...oh, nevermind...I better stop now, or I'm going to tear up.

I miss that crazy old woman. God help me, I'd give anything to listen to another half an hour of her crazy, pro-Marxist (she learned this stuff when she was about 85 years old from an old Jewish man that she had a crush on at the senior's center; "of course it's sensible -- HE'S JEWISH!"), pro-Schwartzeneggar-groping ("What? It just means that he likes women. When did that become a crime? Does everybody in California have to be gay?") rants. May God have mercy on her soul.

Grandparents are the best. They're like your parents, but everything about your parents that drives you crazy drove them crazy already years and years ago. Voila -- instant bonding.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Tallitot on October 07, 2012, 03:24:02 AM
Here's mine: i have agoraphobia and haven't been further then 15 miles from my home since 1999. Don't fly, do buses or trains. Since then I've missed all my niece's and nephew's graduations, my niece's wedding, my last aunt's funeral, my brother in law's funeral (which really hurt..he died suddenly at 41 yrs old).
counseling therapy and meds have not helped me at all.
We're invited to a party tommorow afternoon in an unfamiliar part of town, I'm hoping I can make it.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Anastasia1 on October 07, 2012, 03:27:10 AM
I'm greatly edified by reading this  :-\

Ok, here's one: I don't like it that there is no Orthodox parish within 30 minutes of where I live

45 minutes  :'(
I have more formal education than most BS/BA graduates and still cannot afford to move out of home, even though I am cheap.
My mom will be on oxygen soon and will eventually die of a terminal condition while dealing with chronic illness in the meantime.
I have really bad asthma and work in a place that is is not so great for my lungs. I need a better job so I can move to a healthier place.
I need a good man with whom I have mutual interest and a future, and I need to find and use the right chance to learn a foreign language.
Either I have posture issues or chronic migraine or something, but I cannot go more than a couple days without a one-sided headache. This has been the case for over a decade.

Perhaps you can find a nice man in a bilingual medical issue support group in Arizona.
I don't think I would gain as much medically from a bilingual support group as I would from a different job a few cities over from here, and a man like that in Arizona would probably speak Spanish, not Russian, Arabic, or Armenian.

Sue me and screw this world. My heard says Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa are cool. Why must I live in a place where people tell me to learn Spanish or Mandarin?  I should have trusted myself more sooner.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: dzheremi on October 07, 2012, 03:49:11 AM
What's wrong with Spanish or Mandarin? I speak Russian and Arabic (sort of; 6-7 years of one, only 1 of the other, but I'm picking up more in bits and pieces from church). I don't know why that's better than whatever other language might actually be useful where you live.

I don't really care for Arizona, though. New Mexico is hot enough for me. I think I would die from heat exhaustion/being subtly annoyed to death by well-meaning Coptic friends if I were in the Middle East. They're already like everybody's stereotypical nosy aunt ("you're eating that wrong", "why don't buy a nice v-neck shirt?", "why don't you like Amr Diab?", "we have to find you a nice Egyptian girl!")...and that's here in America...and that's just the men! :o
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Anastasia1 on October 07, 2012, 03:52:43 AM
What's wrong with Spanish or Mandarin? I speak Russian and Arabic (sort of; 6-7 years of one, only 1 of the other, but I'm picking up more in bits and pieces from church). I don't know why that's better than whatever other language might actually be useful where you live.

I don't really care for Arizona, though. New Mexico is hot enough for me. I think I would die from heat exhaustion/being subtly annoyed to death by well-meaning Coptic friends if I were in the Middle East. They're already like everybody's stereotypical nosy aunt ("you're eating that wrong", "why don't buy a nice v-neck shirt?", "why don't you like Amr Diab?", "we have to find you a nice Egyptian girl!")...and that's here in America...and that's just the men! :o
It's better because it is a language that comes from a place that has captured my imagination and curiosity for years.

I remember being 5 or 6 years old and looking at a globe, contemplating the dichotomy of perspectives I was presented with of the Soviet Union. I still want to go there someday. Russian is more beautiful. Hola only sometimes sounds cool. Zdrazvootya cannot help but sound cool.

I saw this development job that would have been awesome, totally qualified for it by education and experience, dealing with a place that interests me more than Mexico, and the catch was that they needed someone bilingual in a language relevant to Africa, not exactly Spanish is it?
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Kerdy on October 07, 2012, 03:58:26 AM
I'm greatly edified by reading this  :-\

Ok, here's one: I don't like it that there is no Orthodox parish within 30 minutes of where I live

45 minutes  :'(
I have more formal education than most BS/BA graduates and still cannot afford to move out of home, even though I am cheap.
My mom will be on oxygen soon and will eventually die of a terminal condition while dealing with chronic illness in the meantime.
I have really bad asthma and work in a place that is is not so great for my lungs. I need a better job so I can move to a healthier place.
I need a good man with whom I have mutual interest and a future, and I need to find and use the right chance to learn a foreign language.
Either I have posture issues or chronic migraine or something, but I cannot go more than a couple days without a one-sided headache. This has been the case for over a decade.

Perhaps you can find a nice man in a bilingual medical issue support group in Arizona.
I don't think I would gain as much medically from a bilingual support group as I would from a different job a few cities over from here, and a man like that in Arizona would probably speak Spanish, not Russian, Arabic, or Armenian.

Sue me and screw this world. My heard says Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa are cool. Why must I live in a place where people tell me to learn Spanish or Mandarin?  I should have trusted myself more sooner.
The United States?
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Kerdy on October 07, 2012, 04:02:23 AM
There are two reasons I decline to post my pity party.

1) I believe in overcoming adversity.
2) I believe I would be blocked after posting a 47 page post. ;D
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Anastasia1 on October 07, 2012, 04:04:39 AM
There are two reasons I decline to post my pity party.

1) I believe in overcoming adversity.
2) I believe I would be blocked after posting a 47 page post. ;D
1) Tru dat. I am still formulating my plan myself.
2) Perhaps so. Then again, perhaps not.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: dzheremi on October 07, 2012, 04:14:00 AM
I don't know...if I were you I'd imagine somewhere a little less dangerous, but then I am cranky and un-fun. There's nothing that says you can't learn Russian or Arabic or whatever else where you are, of course, just because other people want you to learn something else. I dunno if you're near Phoenix, but if you are there are places like this (http://www.arizonalanguageinstitute.com/russian-language-courses-in-phoenix.html) that teach Russian (never heard of it before, but it came up when I searched for "learn Russian in Arizona"). If you're in Scottsdale, you can go to St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church and make the acquaintance of Fr. Marcus Mansour and everyone else there and no doubt they will be more than happy to immerse you in Arabic. :) They're all very nice people. There is another Coptic Church in AZ served by Fr. Philemon Hanna, but I'm not sure where it is as I've never been to it (both of these wonderful priests serve us here in Albuquerque). I figure there must be lots of Arabic speakers in Arizona if the state supports two Coptic churches, though I also know that Fr. Marcus' church has Ethiopians, Assyrians, white people, etc., not just Egyptians/Arabic-speakers. Maybe Armenians, too, though I don't recall meeting any when I was there. (There used to be Armenians here in Albuquerque, too, but I guess they stopped attending before I arrived.)
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Ansgar on October 07, 2012, 05:51:58 AM
I woke up this morning, looked in the fridge...no beer! No Salmon! No berries! I had to eat like a peasant...

NO SALMON??  :o

How can you still be alive?
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Ansgar on October 07, 2012, 05:54:25 AM
My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. :)

Oh, you get used to that. Scandinavian food is great (well, except norwegian pudding).
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on October 07, 2012, 08:39:04 AM
More self loathing. Tonight after dinner I have to wash the dishes, I gotta wake up early on a Sunday tommorow to attend that Divine Liturgy when I'd rather be at home drinking coffee watching television, my little brother drives me insane and whenever I go anywhere my mother makes me take him with me, I need new shoes and I was just at the store but I forgot to look for some, my mother said that I go through coffee too fast and that she is only going to start buying so much a month and that if I run out early then that's my fault. I can't do it. I'll die without my coffee. My maternal grandmother is a crazy Mexican lapsed Catholic alcoholic who always asks awkward question about my my Orthodoxy or tries to make it difficult for my by specifically pointing out to everyone that I'm 'different'. Yet, my mother still makes me visit this crazy old woman when I'd rather not see her. I saw a Macbook Air laptop at the store earlier today and I really wanted it but I could not afford it. Woe is me.

Same here.  You should try black tea.  I've taken such a liking to it that I drink coffee once a week - if that much.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Alpo on October 07, 2012, 09:27:53 AM
Same here.  You should try black tea.  I've taken such a liking to it that I drink coffee once a week - if that much.

Tea might be good but it's really a rather poor substitute to coffee. I'd suggest switching to some stronger variety of coffee. Maybe of darker roast or espresso or Greek because with those one has no need to drink that much.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: tuesdayschild on October 07, 2012, 10:18:20 AM
Here's mine: i have agoraphobia and haven't been further then 15 miles from my home since 1999. Don't fly, do buses or trains. Since then I've missed all my niece's and nephew's graduations, my niece's wedding, my last aunt's funeral, my brother in law's funeral (which really hurt..he died suddenly at 41 yrs old).
counseling therapy and meds have not helped me at all.
We're invited to a party tommorow afternoon in an unfamiliar part of town, I'm hoping I can make it.

I hope you can, too.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 07, 2012, 01:37:19 PM
I woke up this morning, looked in the fridge...no beer! No Salmon! No berries! I had to eat like a peasant...

NO SALMON??  :o

How can you still be alive?

I try to keep going with my day... :'(

The fish they eat around Louisiana alot is Catfish...it is so disgusting. >:(
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 07, 2012, 01:38:46 PM
My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. :)

Oh, you get used to that. Scandinavian food is great (well, except norwegian pudding).

It's not that bad! Texture food man! ;)
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: mike on October 07, 2012, 01:45:10 PM
My bedroom smelled like a distillery after I've woken up on Saturday...
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Ansgar on October 07, 2012, 01:52:00 PM
My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. :)

Oh, you get used to that. Scandinavian food is great (well, except norwegian pudding).

It's not that bad! Texture food man! ;)
Sorry, but pudding generally isn't my style. On the other hand, I'm a huge fan of your lamb sausage.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Agabus on October 07, 2012, 01:55:20 PM
The disease that has taken my grandmother's mind has taken her memory of me and two of my children, but not her memory of my wife and one of the kids.

I have a kidney stone.

I'm really tired of being the only Orthodox Christians in my town.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: William on October 07, 2012, 02:50:54 PM
The local stations are not showing the Steelers game.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2012, 03:24:42 PM
The local stations are not showing the Steelers game.

You're not missing much. Especially with Aikman announcing. There's always radio/internet though...
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: JamesR on October 07, 2012, 03:47:08 PM
I have to go with my dad to work twice this week when I'd rather be lazy. *sigh* why are first-world problems so hard?
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 07, 2012, 04:39:07 PM
My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. :)

Oh, you get used to that. Scandinavian food is great (well, except norwegian pudding).

Is that pudding made out of real or imitation Norwegians? I prefer real, but in Lent I have to go for the imitation. It's made from Swedes and tastes socialist.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 07, 2012, 04:41:42 PM
She is your grandmother. Be lucky you still have one.

Turks boiled mine in coffee. Now I have no grandmother and no coffee.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Ansgar on October 07, 2012, 05:07:43 PM
My life is boring, I can't get a drivers license because my vision is too bad. I can't do anything spontaneously because I live far away from everything, the nearest orthodox parish is over two hours away, it has rained for 3 weeks in a row now and I can't step outside without an umbrella. I'm dreaming of packing a back and just go far, far away, but know that it will probably never happen. I know nobody who shares any of my interests and I use way to much time on the computer.

Ahh, that feels great.

Plus, aren't you Scandinavian? All of your food is neutrally colored. :)

Oh, you get used to that. Scandinavian food is great (well, except norwegian pudding).

Is that pudding made out of real or imitation Norwegians? I prefer real, but in Lent I have to go for the imitation. It's made from Swedes and tastes socialist.
Yuck, don't you know that you should never eat pudding made out of imitation Norwegians? And especially not when it's made by Swedes. It's mostly just finns dipped in blubber.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on October 07, 2012, 05:33:03 PM
She is your grandmother. Be lucky you still have one.

Turks boiled mine in coffee. Now I have no grandmother and no coffee.
:o
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2012, 05:47:52 PM
Why does my neck still itch? Usually when I shave the itch goes away ... but not tonight!
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: akimori makoto on October 07, 2012, 06:57:37 PM
Scandinavian food is great.

No.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Father H on October 07, 2012, 07:08:47 PM
^Scandanavian food is great at Disney World anyway.

As to the rest of this, sounds a lot like:

"I hurt my finga" (Greta from the Sound of Music). 

Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2012, 07:11:35 PM
I ate too much oily food and now I have a mild stomach ache.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 07, 2012, 07:14:11 PM
Scandinavian food is great.

No.

It seems the most disgusting foods people could only ever eat out of necessity are the ones that never catch on in other areas, and therefore remain local "delicacies". Their disgustingness in turn means that even the people who came up it will only ever touch it once a year, making it even more of a "delicacy". The result, people think they're obliged to eat nasty things like "lutefisk" when they visit (or, if you're a 3rd generation Minnesotan, that it connects you to the 'old country' and must be eaten once a week), which is unlikely to leave a good impression.

Between the bland British-like food and the disgusting delicacies, there is some surprisingly tasty stuff. Not comparable to Greek cuisine, of course, (though it wouldn't kill you guys to cut back on the lemon and spinach) but not as abominable as one might think.

Scandinavian sweets, on the other hand, no competition. At least not outside the Germanic world.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: akimori makoto on October 07, 2012, 07:17:18 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax)

... Shudder ...
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: akimori makoto on October 07, 2012, 07:17:35 PM
Scandinavian sweets, on the other hand, no competition. At least not outside the Germanic world.

With you there.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Aindriú on October 07, 2012, 07:19:52 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring)

Mmmmm

They don't carry this where I live. Gives me sad face.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: biro on October 07, 2012, 07:21:18 PM
Scandinavian food is great.

No.

It seems the most disgusting foods people could only ever eat out of necessity are the ones that never catch on in other areas, and therefore remain local "delicacies". Their disgustingness in turn means that even the people who came up it will only ever touch it once a year, making it even more of a "delicacy". The result, people think they're obliged to eat nasty things like "lutefisk" when they visit (or, if you're a 3rd generation Minnesotan, that it connects you to the 'old country' and must be eaten once a week), which is unlikely to leave a good impression.

Between the bland British-like food and the disgusting delicacies, there is some surprisingly tasty stuff. Not comparable to Greek cuisine, of course, (though it wouldn't kill you guys to cut back on the lemon and spinach) but not as abominable as one might think.

Scandinavian sweets, on the other hand, no competition. At least not outside the Germanic world.

I just did a search for 'Scandinavian sweets,' and it turns out there's a candy bar called Plopp.  :D
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Ansgar on October 07, 2012, 07:25:24 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax)

... Shudder ...
Yummi :)

I'll never understand why fish isn't popular anymore. I love fish.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on October 07, 2012, 08:04:21 PM
Thank you God for this day, and please forgive me for consciously rejecting you in my decisions today.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: biro on October 07, 2012, 08:06:09 PM
Thank you God for this day, and please forgive me for consciously rejecting you in my decisions today.

Amen.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 07, 2012, 08:11:17 PM
Scandinavian food is great.

No.

Hey now. Meatballs and mashed potatoes with lefse. Mmmmm. Lutefisk, however...
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 07, 2012, 08:14:11 PM
Scandinavian food is great.

No.

It seems the most disgusting foods people could only ever eat out of necessity are the ones that never catch on in other areas, and therefore remain local "delicacies". Their disgustingness in turn means that even the people who came up it will only ever touch it once a year, making it even more of a "delicacy". The result, people think they're obliged to eat nasty things like "lutefisk" when they visit (or, if you're a 3rd generation Minnesotan, that it connects you to the 'old country' and must be eaten once a week), which is unlikely to leave a good impression.

Between the bland British-like food and the disgusting delicacies, there is some surprisingly tasty stuff. Not comparable to Greek cuisine, of course, (though it wouldn't kill you guys to cut back on the lemon and spinach) but not as abominable as one might think.

Scandinavian sweets, on the other hand, no competition. At least not outside the Germanic world.

If there is a lethal dosage of oregano, I don't want to know about it. And I'd guess the garlic, lemon and olive oil would mellow it out.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 07, 2012, 08:15:27 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax)

... Shudder ...

Ye of the Japanese user name, would you cast the first stone of culinary squeamishness?
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 07, 2012, 09:12:34 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax)

... Shudder ...

No one actually eats any of that stuff (I had never even heard of half of it), except the pickled herring, which isn't particularly Scandinavian (all the Slavs on the board will be salivating), and gravlaks. I'm with you on the other stuff, but gravlaks is just slices of salmon and tastes awesome. If you like salmon, I can more or less guarantee you'd like gravlaks.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Anastasia1 on October 07, 2012, 09:19:46 PM
I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Aindriú on October 07, 2012, 09:22:32 PM
I gave my dogs bones to make them happy... It gives them gas... :(
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Asteriktos on October 07, 2012, 09:24:45 PM
Ahh! The dogs! Why didn't I ever think of that excuse when I was married?  8)
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Shanghaiski on October 07, 2012, 09:25:35 PM
I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.

I'm sorry to hear that. Was it after watching videos of Scandinavian food? Because that would be way too uncanny.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Aindriú on October 07, 2012, 09:27:58 PM
Ahh! The dogs! Why didn't I ever think of that excuse when I was married?  8)

I do blame them, a lot. Even when they are in a different State.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Severian on October 07, 2012, 09:51:32 PM
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Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 08, 2012, 12:26:20 AM
Yuck, don't you know that you should never eat pudding made out of imitation Norwegians? And especially not when it's made by Swedes. It's mostly just finns dipped in blubber.

Post of the week!
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 08, 2012, 12:31:50 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutfisk)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Jacob)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickled_herring)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravlax)

... Shudder ...

Gravlaks is delicious! Pickled herring is not really that bad. Flygande Jakob is pretty darn good too (I have a Swedish friend who's family made it for me once).

Never had, nor will have Surströmming. And no one (outside of Minnesota and the Dakotas) enjoys Lutefisk, although I have to eat it on occasion.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Cyrillic on October 08, 2012, 10:03:31 AM
I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.

It's monday today.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: converted viking on October 08, 2012, 10:34:12 AM
Children being tortured.   I try not to go on a self indulgent pity trip.  There is always someone worse off than me.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19709041

Seraphim
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: vamrat on October 08, 2012, 11:27:02 AM
I cut myself to feel alive.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: OrthoNoob on October 08, 2012, 12:08:24 PM
I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.

It's monday today.

Does not matter is Monday! Father Vasily says still go to Church! Matins every day.  ;D
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Anastasia1 on October 08, 2012, 12:26:07 PM
I had to miss church today because I didn't feel well.

It's monday today.

Does not matter is Monday! Father Vasily says still go to Church! Matins every day.  ;D
It was Sunday night when I said that, too. Timezones...
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: JamesR on October 08, 2012, 04:27:09 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: TheMathematician on October 08, 2012, 04:29:28 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

Might I suggest you to (possibly) the pinnacle of food, Greece and greek food


(this is coming from one that adores mexican food as well)
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: William on October 08, 2012, 04:32:48 PM
Nobody I know likes baseball so I can't talk to anyone about it.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: dzheremi on October 08, 2012, 04:39:30 PM
None of my E-bay items are selling and I'm not sure how I'm going to make rent, since my student loan money was far less this year than it was last year. They offered me a work-study grant to make up the difference, but I don't know where I can work since I'm injured so I can't be on my feet for more than 10-15 minutes at a time without needing to lean on something and not move for a while/sit down. Bah. All the library reference and other "sitting" jobs are already taken by perfectly able-bodied people who just want to be able to sit around reading books or doing homework for the majority of their day while getting paid for it. Hmm.

Also, baseball is over already here since I don't get cable so I can't watch either of my bay area teams (I just get texts from my father, who watches all the Giants and A's games...lucky), and the Cubs sucked so hard this season that WGN is done with baseball now. Dammit, Castro.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: OrthoNoob on October 08, 2012, 04:43:14 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

 :o You are?
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Anastasia1 on October 08, 2012, 04:45:23 PM
None of my E-bay items are selling and I'm not sure how I'm going to make rent, since my student loan money was far less this year than it was last year. They offered me a work-study grant to make up the difference, but I don't know where I can work since I'm injured so I can't be on my feet for more than 10-15 minutes at a time without needing to lean on something and not move for a while/sit down. Bah. All the library reference and other "sitting" jobs are already taken by perfectly able-bodied people who just want to be able to sit around reading books or doing homework for the majority of their day while getting paid for it. Hmm.
I posted tutoring fliers around my campus when I was near graduation and got a few $20's that way. Maybe you can do that or get some friends to do that, then meet somewhere where you can sit like the library or a coffee shop.  Either way, praying things work out sooner for you rather than later.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: dzheremi on October 08, 2012, 04:52:28 PM
Thanks, Anastasia1. Unfortunately, there is virtually no market for such things here, as tutoring is offered in all subjects on campus through contracted tutors, who are paid through either the graduate office (they've already got several tutors for linguistics, and I don't know much else) or some sort of separate tutoring office. I can't remember.

James: There are Orthodox churches in Mexico (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB1MiWjAZy8&mode=related&search), if you really can't bear to go to a church that doesn't make the same food you already get at home, flojito. :P
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: HabteSelassie on October 08, 2012, 04:53:27 PM
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


I have more formal education than most BS/BA graduates and still cannot afford to move out of home, even though I am cheap.
My mom will be on oxygen soon and will eventually die of a terminal condition while dealing with chronic illness in the meantime.
I have really bad asthma and work in a place that is is not so great for my lungs. I need a better job so I can move to a healthier place.
I need a good man with whom I have mutual interest and a future, and I need to find and use the right chance to learn a foreign language.
Either I have posture issues or chronic migraine or something, but I cannot go more than a couple days without a one-sided headache. This has been the case for over a decade.

You and about 15 MILLION other 25-30 year old college graduates ;)

Its nothing personal, that is how economic cycles work, an eb and flow.  In the downtime, folks need to concentrate and what God allows them.  Are we supporting our families, friends, households, and communities socially, psychologically, spiritually, emotionally, and by physically lending a hand whenever or however we are able? Money isn't everything, and the economic model of go to school, get a job, move out, start a family isn't exactly viable these days. In truth it is relative, in Chicano and Latino culture I know plenty of folks in the early to mid-20s whose parents WON'T let them move out if they wanted to!  

 :angel: All my gripe belongs in the politics section  :police:

stay blessed,
habte selassie
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: dzheremi on October 08, 2012, 05:07:05 PM
I wish my grandmother had done more to teach my dad and his brother the cultural values like that. It'd be nice to live at home again and not worry, at least for a little while... ;D

(Okay, kidding, kidding. Well, sort of...haha.)
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: vamrat on October 08, 2012, 05:14:13 PM
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


I have more formal education than most BS/BA graduates and still cannot afford to move out of home, even though I am cheap.
My mom will be on oxygen soon and will eventually die of a terminal condition while dealing with chronic illness in the meantime.
I have really bad asthma and work in a place that is is not so great for my lungs. I need a better job so I can move to a healthier place.
I need a good man with whom I have mutual interest and a future, and I need to find and use the right chance to learn a foreign language.
Either I have posture issues or chronic migraine or something, but I cannot go more than a couple days without a one-sided headache. This has been the case for over a decade.

You and about 15 MILLION other 25-30 year old college graduates ;)

Its nothing personal, that is how economic cycles work, an eb and flow.  In the downtime, folks need to concentrate and what God allows them.  Are we supporting our families, friends, households, and communities socially, psychologically, spiritually, emotionally, and by physically lending a hand whenever or however we are able? Money isn't everything, and the economic model of go to school, get a job, move out, start a family isn't exactly viable these days. In truth it is relative, in Chicano and Latino culture I know plenty of folks in the early to mid-20s whose parents WON'T let them move out if they wanted to!  

 :angel: All my gripe belongs in the politics section  :police:

stay blessed,
habte selassie

I take it you are currently employed?

Otherwise, I think you are 100% correct.  These days it's all about family and friends.  Networked tribes, yo.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Alpo on October 08, 2012, 05:37:40 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

May I offer you some mämmi?

(http://yle.fi/ulkomailla/img/mammi_Arja%20Lento%20Yle.jpg)
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 08, 2012, 07:35:48 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

Most Mexican food is too overly salty for my taste. And fatty.
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: vamrat on October 08, 2012, 07:40:55 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

May I offer you some mämmi?

(http://yle.fi/ulkomailla/img/mammi_Arja%20Lento%20Yle.jpg)

What is that, the aftermath of a Mexican dinner?
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Post by: Shanghaiski on October 08, 2012, 10:18:28 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

You want beans, pork and flat bread with cilantro? Try Georgian food.
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Post by: Shanghaiski on October 08, 2012, 10:19:42 PM
Nobody I know likes baseball so I can't talk to anyone about it.

You could whack them with a baseball bat to get them more interested
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Post by: Shanghaiski on October 08, 2012, 10:21:33 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

 :o You are?

He could go on Next Food Network Star and mention each episode that he's Mexican, like Debbie the Korean did. And then he could turn everything into Mexican food.
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Post by: Shanghaiski on October 08, 2012, 10:23:24 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

May I offer you some mämmi?

(http://yle.fi/ulkomailla/img/mammi_Arja%20Lento%20Yle.jpg)

Why do I get the feeling it's not chocolate pudding?
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Post by: Aindriú on October 08, 2012, 10:38:46 PM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

May I offer you some mämmi?

(http://yle.fi/ulkomailla/img/mammi_Arja%20Lento%20Yle.jpg)

Why do I get the feeling it's not chocolate pudding?

It's chocolate pudding if you want it to be.
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Post by: Alpo on October 09, 2012, 02:31:11 AM
What is that, the aftermath of a Mexican dinner?

A Finnish delicacy. ;D

I guess it's basically a sweetened rye porridge. Originally it was a lenten food but nowadays it's mostly eate just around (Western) Easter. Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A4mmi)'s Wikipedia entry.
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Post by: Cyrillic on October 09, 2012, 07:58:04 AM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

You don't like gyros?
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Post by: Shanghaiski on October 09, 2012, 11:12:40 AM
*Sigh* why is it that all of the Orthodox countries have to have lousy food? I mean, I'm a Mexican. Your food is an abomination to me.

You don't like gyros?

Maybe he's never had good gyros. Bad gyros are really, really bad.
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Post by: Justin Kolodziej on October 09, 2012, 11:27:04 AM
Agreed -- bad gyros (hint: if all the slices of meat are roughly the same shape, they are bad gyros) are awful! Decent gyros are great, though after seeing an episode of "Diners, Drive-In and Dives" on the Food Network apparently I have never had *real* gyros!

That is, the best I have had, they slice the meat off the rotating spit (no idea what it's called) but it is still pre-formed meat, not a stack of alternating beef and lamb like the place they had on the show. So I can only imagine what the real deal is like...

Sorry if I just stirred up the passion of gluttony in anyone   :-[
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Post by: vamrat on October 09, 2012, 11:32:06 AM
Agreed -- bad gyros (hint: if all the slices of meat are roughly the same shape, they are bad gyros) are awful! Decent gyros are great, though after seeing an episode of "Diners, Drive-In and Dives" on the Food Network apparently I have never had *real* gyros!

That is, the best I have had, they slice the meat off the rotating spit (no idea what it's called) but it is still pre-formed meat, not a stack of alternating beef and lamb like the place they had on the show. So I can only imagine what the real deal is like...

Sorry if I just stirred up the passion of gluttony in anyone   :-[

You did.  First post in and you already show yourself to be an evil evil man.   ;)

Welcome!
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Justin Kolodziej on October 09, 2012, 11:49:21 AM
Thanks and forgive me. My excuse is that the church I grew up going to looks like this:

(http://saintjohnboscorectory.home.comcast.net/~saintjohnboscorectory/SJB/Home_files/shapeimage_2.png)

When right across the street there is a church that looks like this:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/67000556.jpg)

So is it any wonder I turned out like this?  :laugh:
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Post by: Shanghaiski on October 09, 2012, 12:26:21 PM
Thanks and forgive me. My excuse is that the church I grew up going to looks like this:

(http://saintjohnboscorectory.home.comcast.net/~saintjohnboscorectory/SJB/Home_files/shapeimage_2.png)

When right across the street there is a church that looks like this:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/67000556.jpg)

So is it any wonder I turned out like this?  :laugh:

It really is amazing how many public libraries end up getting turned into churches.
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Post by: HabteSelassie on October 09, 2012, 02:07:24 PM
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Thanks and forgive me. My excuse is that the church I grew up going to looks like this:

(http://saintjohnboscorectory.home.comcast.net/~saintjohnboscorectory/SJB/Home_files/shapeimage_2.png)

When right across the street there is a church that looks like this:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/67000556.jpg)

So is it any wonder I turned out like this?  :laugh:

It really is amazing how many public libraries end up getting turned into churches.

Praise the Lord, oftentimes many Churches become so spiritually deprived they are essentially just libraries ;)

stay blessed,
habte selassie
Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: Justin Kolodziej on October 10, 2012, 02:23:15 PM
I was thinking "gym" for mine  ::)

Title: Re: Share Your Pity-Party Here!
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 10, 2012, 04:06:20 PM
I haven't worked out since Monday...and ran since Monday either (excluding training yesterday, I do not count that). :(