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@bostjan holy shit man..... I hope you're doing okay. Any news today?
Hey, thanks for checking up!

So I still have more questions than answers, but, if I understood the doctor correctly, I should be okay, I just need to go on a medicine that acts like a feedback eliminator for nerve signals.
 

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Not sure where else I'd put this, so here I guess.

We had a guest leadership training person in. Normally, those things are a huge bore. This guy though, he'd done a lot of other careers before he took this up, one of which was stand-up comedian. So he kept thing nice and lively, while still actually having some information.

He did something it doesn't seem like anybody else ever does. He even said he can't get other people in his company to talk about it, but it needs addressed so he talks about it. Then he gave us a whole run-down of the three or four generations you may interact with out in the active workforce and how they were raised to expect different things. It was really well laid out, and didn't leave anyone pissed, which was the real miracle. None of it was an attack.

I wish I could get that dude to do a whole routine for our entire country. I think it'd clear up a lot of the "MAKE EVERYBODY ELSE SUFFER MORE" bullshit we see nearly everywhere now.

First time I ever got anything out of a work sponsored program.
 

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Haha, yes! But sitting at a computer writing a report after eating a nice lunch doesn't seem like the right sort of context. I've never had my heart rate up above 200 for more than a couple seconds doing some heavy interval cardio training. That's just nuts!
Oh you’ve done motocross and it’s an adrenaline rush? That’s cute. But have you ever WRITTEN A REPORT AFTER EATING A NICE LUNCH?!

Dang, man, I’m glad you’re ok. That’s scary!
 

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I had an episode yesterday. My heart started racing for no apparent reason. I called my doctor, and she said it was no big deal - just try to relax and it'd go back to normal on it's own. I just went about my day as usual, just with my heart doing 150 bpm, thinking, that this is pretty weird, but if the doctor says its normal, it must be fine. She called back an hour later and asked if it went away, and I said no, and she totally did a 180° turn from "meh, no big deal" to "drop whatever it is you are doing and go to the ER right now."

Ok, cool. Dropped everything I was doing, drove myself to the ER. Sat in the waiting room for 20 minutes while some 60-ish year old lady talked the receptionist's ear off. Checked in. Sat and waited another 15-20 minutes before getting called back. Nonchalantly walked back to the treatment room, and then there was a doctor, an orderly, and 12 nurses (literally) all rushing around. They kept telling me to relax, which honestly just started stressing me out. Then the doctor tells me he's giving me adenosine to stop my heart and that I may need to cough really hard until my hear starts beating again. IDK how TF they thought a patient would respond to all of this, but I was like, wait a second, isn't there another way to- but by then they already slammed a syringe of 6 mg of liquid death right into my heart. The doctor did a little countdown and, when he got to zero, he started telling me to cough and move my head and he started pressing really hard on my neck. I felt nothing but confusion. I coughed and did the things he was saying, then he asked what it felt like, and I said that the injection site feels all wet, but otherwise nothing. They looked down and I guess the IV they were using blew out and no one noticed. They reinserted and did the same thing again, still nothing. Then 12 mg of the same stuff, then 18 mg, then they gave up on that and instructed me to blow into a syringe, and when that did nothing, told me to poop my pants. At that point, I honestly thought I was being punkd. Anyway, eventually, either from a combination of all the treatments they tried, or just whatever happened wore off, and I was back to normal.

What a weird experience. I looked it up, and that drug they gave me is real, and evidently, it really does stop your heart and makes you feel like you are dying. Holy shit, I'm glad I didn't have to deal with that.

But I learned 1. evidently, I'm one in a million being totally immune to that drug, and way less trivial to know 2. my heart is an asshole. I've never taken great care of myself, but I do get some exercise and I don't smoke nor drink heavily (I do like craft beer, but I have been very careful since my twenties, prior to that I was an uncontrolled alcoholic for a solid year), and I don't do any drugs - haven't even had caffeine in years. But I'm old and I was a dick to my body when I was young.

I guess it's time to go on medication.
Damn!

Hang in there and stay on top of it going forward.
 

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Not sure where else I'd put this, so here I guess.

We had a guest leadership training person in. Normally, those things are a huge bore. This guy though, he'd done a lot of other careers before he took this up, one of which was stand-up comedian. So he kept thing nice and lively, while still actually having some information.

He did something it doesn't seem like anybody else ever does. He even said he can't get other people in his company to talk about it, but it needs addressed so he talks about it. Then he gave us a whole run-down of the three or four generations you may interact with out in the active workforce and how they were raised to expect different things. It was really well laid out, and didn't leave anyone pissed, which was the real miracle. None of it was an attack.

I wish I could get that dude to do a whole routine for our entire country. I think it'd clear up a lot of the "MAKE EVERYBODY ELSE SUFFER MORE" bullshit we see nearly everywhere now.

First time I ever got anything out of a work sponsored program.
That sounds awesome! Do you remember the name of the guy?
 

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I hate the fact that we turned the noun “relic” into a verb, and now are stuck without a good past tense option. Wiktionary says “relicked” is an option (presumably from the same rule that gives us trafficked and panicked) but I can’t not see “re-licked” that way. It also says “reliced,” but, again, I’m seeing “re-liced” instead. Which leaves us to make up something like relicced, which is clumsy, or relic’ed, which is even more clumsy. I don’t know that I have a point here, other than to say I go out of my way to not type the past tense of the verb relic.
 

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I hate the fact that we turned the noun “relic” into a verb, and now are stuck without a good past tense option. Wiktionary says “relicked” is an option (presumably from the same rule that gives us trafficked and panicked) but I can’t not see “re-licked” that way. It also says “reliced,” but, again, I’m seeing “re-liced” instead. Which leaves us to make up something like relicced, which is clumsy, or relic’ed, which is even more clumsy. I don’t know that I have a point here, other than to say I go out of my way to not type the past tense of the verb relic.
Relic'd seems best to me.
 

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Well that settles it, super local favorite pizza joint for lunch today.

Also, my wife told me of a funny experience while at Walmort yesterday.
Someone started making singular wretch/heave sounds on the PA and repeating at random intervals, for whatever reason suspects they were hitting up all of the PA phones so as not to get caught.
 

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Well that settles it, super local favorite pizza joint for lunch today.

Also, my wife told me of a funny experience while at Walmort yesterday.
Someone started making singular wretch/heave sounds on the PA and repeating at random intervals, for whatever reason suspects they were hitting up all of the PA phones so as not to get caught.

I have a slightly similar but slightly unrelated story as well...

My uncle was a really big dude and was a security guard at a super max. He also worked at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. He was always a really big joker and when the cousins would fight and shit he would just grab our arms and put them in all of his "prisoner escort" holds and shit like that. But just a big fun loveable goofy guy.

Well, when he was working at the Piggly Wiggly, they had the florist section in the back with a helium tank for the balloons. He got the bright idea to take a big hit of the helium and then he was gonna run up to the front and say funny shit over the intercom in his helium enriched high pitch voice.

He didn't make it very far before he blacked out about halfway down the isle and took out a good bit of inventory.
 

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I hate the fact that we turned the noun “relic” into a verb, and now are stuck without a good past tense option. Wiktionary says “relicked” is an option (presumably from the same rule that gives us trafficked and panicked) but I can’t not see “re-licked” that way. It also says “reliced,” but, again, I’m seeing “re-liced” instead. Which leaves us to make up something like relicced, which is clumsy, or relic’ed, which is even more clumsy. I don’t know that I have a point here, other than to say I go out of my way to not type the past tense of the verb relic.
Like "cow-orkers "
 

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Day after day I see people post a picture of a female musician on FB. It's a post of a photo of them, but it is not their account - clearly - as it is a "women of metal" or something like that account. Yet, there's a whole string of boomers that start talking with the female musician. Do these guys not know the girl can't/doesn't see these? Like, it'll be a photo of Nita Strauss, and someone will write, "You're beautiful, Nita! When are you coming back to Ohio?" or something like that. I just can't figure out how these guys think they're talking to a person whose photo was posted by someone else.
 

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Day after day I see people post a picture of a female musician on FB. It's a post of a photo of them, but it is not their account - clearly - as it is a "women of metal" or something like that account. Yet, there's a whole string of boomers that start talking with the female musician. Do these guys not know the girl can't/doesn't see these? Like, it'll be a photo of Nita Strauss, and someone will write, "You're beautiful, Nita! When are you coming back to Ohio?" or something like that. I just can't figure out how these guys think they're talking to a person whose photo was posted by someone else.

Sounds like some shit I would do. But definitely my mom. Hell, she waves to the TV and says bye to the nightly news anchor when they sign off.
 

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Sounds like some shit I would do. But definitely my mom. Hell, she waves to the TV and says bye to the nightly news anchor when they sign off.
She clamps in movie theaters, too, I bet. Does she tell the wait staff "Compliments to the chef!" at Panera, too? Just trying to gauge how far "gone" she is down that path. ;)
 

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She clamps in movie theaters, too, I bet. Does she tell the wait staff "Compliments to the chef!" at Panera, too? Just trying to gauge how far "gone" she is down that path. ;)

She’s 80 years old and has totally lost it. We bought her a house about 2 miles away and moved her down here from Virginia almost fours years ago and every day is an adventure. A few days ago she told me she hadn’t had hot water for weeks and I go over there and it turns right on. My wife had to take her to get bloodwork and she took it upon herself to pee in a cup so she could take it with them. She keeps frozen meals in the fridge so we have to throw out about $200 worth of food a month. I mean it’s harder than raising a kid! But she’s still physically in very good shape so we are trying to manage her independence as best we can.

I should start a thread of “shit jaxadam’s mom did today”.
 

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She’s 80 years old and has totally lost it. We bought her a house about 2 miles away and moved her down here from Virginia almost fours years ago and every day is an adventure. A few days ago she told me she hadn’t had hot water for weeks and I go over there and it turns right on. My wife had to take her to get bloodwork and she took it upon herself to pee in a cup so she could take it with them. She keeps frozen meals in the fridge so we have to throw out about $200 worth of food a month. I mean it’s harder than raising a kid! But she’s still physically in very good shape so we are trying to manage her independence as best we can.

I should start a thread of “shit jaxadam’s mom did today”.
Is she OK? None of those things sound healthy.
 

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@spudmunkey I know you either work in furniture or I've read a good amount of you talking about furniture, I have this old dining room table I'm getting out of storage and I want to refinish it but not sure of what wood it is. I have some awful pictures of where the finish rubbed off and hoping you'd be able to at least ballpark it.

The splotches are worn finish.

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@spudmunkey I know you either work in furniture or I've read a good amount of you talking about furniture, I have this old dining room table I'm getting out of storage and I want to refinish it but not sure of what wood it is. I have some awful pictures of where the finish rubbed off and hoping you'd be able to at least ballpark it.

The splotches are worn finish.

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Kinda looks like oak. But living in the Midwest US I just kind of assume all hardwood furniture is oak.
 


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