AddieJoy

AddieJoy

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6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +3 points

This is probably the wrong part of the Everglades, but Fruit and Spice Park is really cool! There are all kinds of edible plants inside and you have free reign to wander and eat whatever is in season. Bring a hammer, awl, and machete for the coconuts if you can. Plus the nearby Knaus Berry Farms has INCREDIBLE sticky buns and you-pick strawberries.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 2 replies · +16 points

I made a Very Large Life Decision, and I hate it and want to slide into the ocean.

Relatedly, how do I tell my job that I've somehow regressed to being less skilled/useful than when I was hired? I appear to have slid under the radar thus far due to the magic of working remotely and a previously stellar reputation, but I'll be back in the office soon. Many of my hard skills and almost all of my soft skills have floated away in the wind. Being there in person might help, but it also might not! I cannot think of a good way to say "please manage me very intensively and possibly let me go through training again or else I will wreck absolutely everything I touch."

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 2 replies · +7 points

Oh Toast, I have to make a large decision and plead my case to a semi-authority figure in 5 hours and I have no idea what I'm going to do or what the right thing to do is.

The world is a mess and one falling-apart woman's decision to stay in the city she recklessly moved to or go home is not all that important in the scheme of things but it is my whole world right now. I have talked and talked and talked and thought and thought and thought and written and written and written and I have no answers (or too many answers). I am disgusted with myself and bored with my disgust and too busy wishing for impossible things to make my actual life better.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Toast Points for Novem... · 3 replies · +5 points

Apple cake!

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +2 points

I am WITH YOU. I moved to LA recently, and work from home now, so I was hoping having warmth and access to natural light would keep off the winter blues. But... nope. The dark still makes me sad and claustrophobic. I keep accidentally succumbing to sleep way, way too early. (9 PM? 7 PM? What the hell?)

I'm a sunshine human! Bring back my sunshine!

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +4 points

MAD MAX SOUNDTRACK.

MIA, Santigold, Janelle Monae, and Lindsey Sterling all help me to get my butt in gear! If you like very loud music, Nico Vega is also a good bet.

A good song to start with is Bullpen by Dessa, especially if you're in a field with a gender imbalance.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +2 points

I finally got around to playing Dragon Age 2, and it has completely taken over my brain. now I remember why I restricted my access to video games in college.

I miss the campfire chats from DA:O, though. I really dislike having to go to each character's house to talk to them, and having to wait for specific companion quests to be able to have in depth conversations with them. I JUST WANT TO USE MY CHARMS TO MAKE AVELINE FORGIVE ME FOR ALL THE LAWBREAKING, JEEZ. (I just picked up Fenris, so at least I can switch out my warriors when I'm about to do something nefarious.)

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +3 points

The exercises themselves (frog jumps, walking lunges) were simple enough--it was just the quantity and lack of rest time that killed me. Near the end he saw that I was struggling and cut down the number of reps, but I was already a nauseous wreck at that point. I guess I should just get over my fear of complaining... I want others to think well of me, and I'm the newest student/possibly the only adult woman at the gym, so the desire to Represent My Gender is strong.

Next time I go I'll pull him aside and tell him that I was struggling to walk for days after that workout, and maybe to let me tone it down next time. And I'll work on saying no when my body starts to give out instead of regretting my entire life afterwards.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +6 points

are there more pictures of this dog anywhere? Looking at this dog improves my life.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +5 points

WOW, that is gorgeous!