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  1. Hoth

    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I was confused by the line (whether I needed to stand in it since I'd already checked in online), held my arm totally wrong and had to have it moved for me and placed in my lap, and utterly failed at rolling up my sleeve. I've been training and hopefully I can ace those for the second shot.
  2. Hoth

    Emergency Backup Blog

    Restarted my two meetup groups. Turns out having two or three groups costs the same as one, so I did both at once. The hiking group is drawing lots of interest, got a hike scheduled for Friday. One anti-masker so far. Lots of people asking questions. Appears it's going to be socially challenging...
  3. Hoth

    Emergency Backup Blog

    A few months ago, a friend (of many years who I only email on rare occasions, so it's a little bit of an odd friendship) invited me to come visit and stay in her spare room in Colorado post-pandemic. It gave me something fun, original and challenging to think about -- as someone who has never...
  4. Hoth

    Emergency Backup Blog

    I usually blog on SAS, but since they've obliterated their blogs I think I'll try here. I guess if this is supposed to be my personal story, I should start from the beginning. That'd be sometime in late 1979 when I was a zygote and blissfully unaware of socializing. In the middle of the next...
  5. Hoth

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    Eventually you have to face whatever set of fears you're going to need to overcome to be happy -- and that set will vary from person to person. Taking time off doesn't necessarily hurt either, though. I just went a year with almost zero socializing thanks to living/working alone during the...
  6. Hoth

    How are you feeling?

    Feeling sore. Partly from vaccination, partly from softball. Both are a good sore though, I suppose.
  7. Hoth

    depression, work burnout,stress and anixty rant.. just need to get it out

    Retail sounds insanely stressful in normal times, and even worse during a pandemic. I hope you can figure something out or make the leap to something new.
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    Welcome. My experience is the exact opposite of yours. Childhood was miserable because I was stuck in a system and constantly around people at school and had little control over my life. Now is much better because I don't have a traditional job, can choose when I'm around people, and can make...
  9. Hoth

    Off my chest rants- or how not to live your life

    Why $12000? :unsure: Did you mean to write $1200, or are used cars 10x more expensive in your country?
  10. Hoth

    How are you feeling?

    Simply travel at the speed of light for 72 hours, so you experience no subjective time passage.
  11. Hoth

    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    My life isn't bad, just empty. (Basically I can't handle the complexity of lives so I opted out of having one.) But I guarantee your life will be a lot worse than it is now once I've tried to manage it for a week.
  12. Hoth

    Do you refrain from asking people questions?

    I think I would, I've gotten better at approaching people in those situations in recent years. Approaching someone to try to be friendly with them is a whole different game though.
  13. Hoth

    Do you refrain from asking people questions?

    The talk of Google reminds me of perhaps my most ridiculous failing to ask for help situation. My car broke down in a left turn lane a hundred miles from home, near the edge of Carson City but at least a quarter mile from the nearest building. It was 2007 and I didn't have a cell phone yet. I...
  14. Hoth

    Do you refrain from asking people questions?

    Asking questions -- in a small talk situation with an acquaintance I don't know super well where I don't have a specific reason to ask a specific question -- has always been the hardest part of socializing for me. I'm okay with asking for help now (though I never did all the way through school...
  15. Hoth

    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I'm thankful that my Christmases have gradually downsized from having to see both sides of the extended family as a kid, to one side as a young adult, then fewer of them more erratically, then just immediate family the last few years, the hours of that visit shrinking a bit, and finally just me...
  16. Hoth

    Tired of being ignored for the extroverted

    With family, personally I usually find we just don't speak the same language. Their favorite topics are pets, gardening, home renovation, people and travel. I don't have any pets, live in an apartment, don't know people and don't travel so there's not much I can contribute. Not drinking doesn't...
  17. Hoth

    Tired of being ignored for the extroverted

    Keep in mind that people probably think you don't want to talk to them, so they think they're being polite by leaving you alone.
  18. Hoth

    Loyal's Thoughts

    I decided to send xmas cards for the first time this year. I bought 4 of them, but so far I can only think of 2 people to send them to, heh. It seems like a good idea though, especially this year, to send those little tokens of connection.
  19. Hoth

    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    My skin looked like pepperoni pizza when I was 20. And still a bit like it at 30. Much better at 40. Young skin is severely overrated unless you're lucky.
  20. Hoth

    What do you think of people who like to dig up old threads?

    We are the first generation who can genuinely participate in conversations with dead people, simply by bumping old threads they participated in and quoting their posts. It's a good strategy for getting the last word in arguments.
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