i think it’s “yeah i hope to talk to you next time dude, i had a good time today” (sorry if my two cents werent welcome)No, I think it’s a totally reasonable assumption! But the last time he called me “dude” he got his beer on his lap.
As an addendum to this post, I texted Guy Friend “Hi didn’t get to talk to you at [event] but wow there was some great stuff! We’ll have to talk next time!”
"Yeah I hope dud had a good time"
Not sure if he means “I hoped you had a good time”, “I hoped, dude, had a good time!” or “hoped you would have a good time”. Going with the latter, frankly.
Heh. If this had happened about 6 months ago I wouldn’t have even cared much because we’d become pretty distant, but then we kind of rekindled our friendship? But I guess not? Oh wells. I just needed to talk about it, I think, and get it out somewhere more than anything.
ETA: Typos! D’oh! The text says “du’d” not “dud” which is why I’m thinking it’s the one I think it might be.
ladyfabulous said: I followed through the app and just started yelling “WHAT THE FUCK” at the last few notifications.
I know, right? How ‘bout not pulling the player who’s doing everything to save the game? How ‘bout not trading 1/2 your team? They’re not shouting Luo, they’re shouting BOOOO Canucks management!
Dad: Turn on the game! Canucks up 3! Looks like it’ll be a shutout!
a couple of minutes later…
Dad: Well almost a shut-out 3-1. I mean 3-2.
a few minutes later…
Me: What? While you were texting?
Dad: Don’t turn it on. It’s 3-3.
Me: Wait… what?
a couple minutes later…
Dad: …sorry to have mentioned it, 3-4 now
Me: How’s that possible?
ETA: YIKES. It got worse.
Went to an event tonight and a good guy friend was there. And I could tell by the way he hugged me that a) he had a girlfriend and b) she was in the room. And I guessed who it was. And then it sunk in that while she’s younger and thinner, we’ve been mistaken for sisters. She’s a wonderful young woman and we’re good acquaintances, and I’m happy for them and although it’s not surprising it’s still strange, you know?
And I mean, his guy friend and I have been friends for so long and while there’s been bouts of flirting it’s just like an unspoken agreement that there’s not a thing between us.
But then, like, it got akward… He came to hug me a few times ‘cus that’s what we do but then he’d jump back like there was lava or something and find an excuse not to talk.
So, like, whatever, many of my other marvellous friends were there and we had a great time.
This was an event where a lot of our families were at too, and we’re all friends and aqaintances, so there was no shortage of discussion.
But thanks to a super-reflective window I realized that he let go of her hand a couple of times when I turned to look in their general direction to talk to someone. I mean it could be a coincidence and I doubt he meant to be doing it but… It happened.
I know we’re friends. I want the best for them. I know it’s like a week-old relationship. I know we’re on totally different tracks and we’re friends and I don’t want to lose that weird, wacky friendship that we have but…
Wait, wait, no… bad idea.
that looks forward to DST.
I’m a night owl. Even when I have to be up at 5am, I’m a night owl. Having sun until 10pm in the summer is just wonderful for me.
I mean I think I’m in the minority on that, but yeah. Love it, it always make me feel better after the initial 2-3 days it takes to get used to it. So, there are people and reasons besides purely financial that people like it.
Although I also know it’s a huge pain the butt for so many people, too. So, certainly a frustrating thing. And there is a big financial push for it. But that’s not the only reason that some people enjoy it.
Just invest in some masking tape or post it notes or something.
You get the same ‘Aha! A stranger will see this and be inspired!’ possibility, and it will take a cleaning person approximately .005 seconds to peel it off when it’s their job to do so.
Also, maybe someone who really needs it will take the note with them and put in in their pocket to look at again and again.
How is that not a million times better than ruining a cleaning person’s day with difficult-to-remove graffiti?
let me just add, stickers might seem like a good idea but even when they’re billed as removable that doesn’t always work out the way the manufacturers intended
stickers mean some quality time with solvents and a razor scraper and I can tell you it sucks so don’t put those in bathrooms either
how about people just stop defacing other people’s property, period?
When I worked retail, sometimes at night there would be a really small crew working, so really actually kinda understaffed, and generally the cleaning staff had left or had some set schedule they had to stick to. Someone would feel inspired to write graffiti in a stall or somewhere.
So then the cleaning person had to stay late to get everything done plus get rid of the graffiti, and oh yeah, use heavy solvents, or a sales associate would get pulled off the floor and have to clean it up, using heavy solvents untrained while there would inevitably be a dozen people coming in at 8:30 who all needed help finding stuff.
Some stickers can be just as bad, and even bond to the paint if they’re not noticed quick enough, and getting them off can involve stripping the paint off. Great! Now a bigger mess!
Is that what you want to do? Give a bunch of people literal headaches? Good job! You did it! Inspiring!
Using a post-it? I mean, if you really have some strange urge, at least it’ll fall off quickly. But why do it? Ask yourself that before doing it. What are you really accomplishing? Making more mess for someone to clean up? Yeah, usually, that’s really all you’re doing. Like, seriously, that’s it: annoying someone else. Is that really your intention with your inspirational or political message?
Any time you’re writing on shelves, stall walls, whatever, it’ll be a hassle to someone else, which is especially ridiculous if you’re writing inspirational messages or something about “freeing the 99%” or “down with the man”.
I mean, I guess the only way that’s not totally annoying is writing things on makeup tester strips or pen tester strips. But still be thoughtful about it.
when you’re having one of those super-busy packed days and suddenly you pet a cute doggy or kitty and it’s like
ACK I GOT TO PET THE SWEETEST CUTEST WITTLE DOGGY!!!!!!!!!11111 (no matter how they were acting or what size they are) and you want to shout in on the rooftops?
but I probably totally made a face like this while reading that Roberto Luongo had been traded. I mean sure I was expecting it but not until the end of the playoff season!