Psycho-Babble Social Thread 1094212

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So what have you been doing?

Posted by Clearskies on July 25, 2017, at 16:51:46

...during the time Babble was down? Did you have any significant changes in your life? Feel free to comment on this thread and share, thanks my friends.

 

Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies

Posted by Clearskies on July 25, 2017, at 16:55:14

In reply to So what have you been doing?, posted by Clearskies on July 25, 2017, at 16:51:46

> ...during the time Babble was down? Did you have any significant changes in your life? Feel free to comment on this thread and share, thanks my friends.


Since the site has been down I have been dumped by a boyfriend, changed meds twice, and spent $1,000 on my cat at the vet.

I flew to Nashville to visit a new friend, and I had a great time.

 

Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies

Posted by baseball55 on July 25, 2017, at 18:23:13

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies, posted by Clearskies on July 25, 2017, at 16:55:14

I went with my daughter for a two week vacation in Europe. She is in her late 20's and we had such a good time. It was wonderful to spend time with her.

Other than that, haven't done much. In fact, it's weird to look back six months and realize how much HASN'T changed. Still living alone, but starting to really like it. People ask me sometimes whether I'm looking for another relationship and, really, I'm not. After 37 years in a relationship, I'm happy to be on my own, doing what I want when I want it, spending money on things I want without an argument.

I also started taking piano lessons. I love it. My ex would have started a big argument about the cost.

 

Re: So what have you been doing? baseball55

Posted by Clearskies on July 25, 2017, at 20:27:31

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies, posted by baseball55 on July 25, 2017, at 18:23:13

That's great! So glad for you.

 

Re: So what have you been doing?

Posted by rjlockhart37 on July 26, 2017, at 21:54:30

In reply to So what have you been doing?, posted by Clearskies on July 25, 2017, at 16:51:46

babble has been down for a while...I've been in school and finished, got a B in course, starts again in 3 weeks, i'm scheduled for information assurance degree, but i'm trying to figure out what i would be best at....i wrote for the newspaper at the college, i still want to be a reporter in someways, do articles and research, but besdies that me and girlfriend are still together, doing good

 

Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies

Posted by alexandra_k on July 29, 2017, at 23:08:54

In reply to So what have you been doing?, posted by Clearskies on July 25, 2017, at 16:51:46

Same old. Did okay last semester. Feeling pretty anxious about this one. Have a grade target which involves some hard work. Also have this appeal on my application to try and work out. That's signifciantly harder since it's unclear what I'm supposed to do and whether or not there actually is anything I can do that will make a difference.

I've been going to talks. I think I will stop going to talks. I enjoy hearing intelligent people talk about the projects they are working on when they have a genuine interest in their project. I feel that the talks have become less about that, though, and more about... Watching the effects of money being pushed around... People taking their piece of the pie. People giving a talk so they can say that they did that for their piece of the pie...

I have to do public health again, which is about as horrible as I remember it being, before. A certain amount of meaning blindness (perhaps a bullet to the frontal lobes) seems required to remember and spout back such gems as 'a NZ Dep score is not a label!!' I guess it is hard because it seems... So very rudimentary, here. Policy and so on really was rather a lot more developed in Australia. I mean, there are government commissioned reports on various things that you can read and the reports seem genuine, articulate, intelligent etc. I'm not saying the government acts upon them... But those things really can't be said about the state of our reports... Policies... Ideologies... Bullet to the frontal lobe, indeed.

Biochemistry is rather more fun. At least, haemoglobin seems to be. And there aren't so very many amino acids (not like all the freaking reactions I was supposed to learn for chemistry). Though I suppose we haven't got to metabolic pathways, yet. Labs are fairly horrid (with their calculations and procedures all to be done in a noisy huddle). I actually... Learned a lot from one of the guys in my lab last semester about how to handle labs... I'm lucky that my lab partner seems to actually know what she is doing and after I was all like 'thanks for your help' (genuine smiles) she really doesn't seem to mind me. As I didn't seem to mind helping him (at times) last semester :-)

Pathology is kind of weird... I don't know what happens with that, but the teaching falls out. They go 'oh, most of you are learning that in this other course over here' and so then they think that they can free-load sensible examination answers out of the other courses top students. That's a feature of 2nd year science courses, it seems. To have big chunks of... dubiously presented content. I'm not taking that other class... And I see that textbooks vary on what interleukins etc are involved in various things... So I really don't know what they want from us... The random factor? Things wouldn't be equitable without the random factor...

Rant. Sorry. I miss this place for helping me process my thoughts.

I suppose I should grieve for it, really.

I'll be okay. Just having a particularly bad day today. Monthly related. Same old with me.

 

Re: So what have you been doing? alexandra_k

Posted by Clearskies on July 30, 2017, at 13:52:52

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies, posted by alexandra_k on July 29, 2017, at 23:08:54

It's great to see your name here.

 

Re: So what have you been doing?

Posted by TofuEmmy2 on July 30, 2017, at 17:16:11

In reply to So what have you been doing?, posted by Clearskies on July 25, 2017, at 16:51:46

Hey PC! Still eating tofu here.

 

Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies

Posted by alexandra_k on July 31, 2017, at 1:15:44

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing? alexandra_k, posted by Clearskies on July 30, 2017, at 13:52:52

Thanks. Nice to see your name here, too. Sorry to hear you got dumped. Sometimes that can be for the best, though.

 

Re: So what have you been doing? baseball55

Posted by alexandra_k on July 31, 2017, at 1:16:37

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies, posted by baseball55 on July 25, 2017, at 18:23:13

Vacation sounds fun. I really wanted to learn the piano when I was little. Good on you for taking it up!

 

Re: So what have you been doing? rjlockhart37

Posted by alexandra_k on July 31, 2017, at 1:17:32

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing?, posted by rjlockhart37 on July 26, 2017, at 21:54:30

Congrats on your course! Hope you get to enjoy a break.

 

Re: So what have you been doing? TofuEmmy2

Posted by alexandra_k on July 31, 2017, at 1:18:09

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing?, posted by TofuEmmy2 on July 30, 2017, at 17:16:11

> Hey PC! Still eating tofu here.

Hi. Wow, this is a name from the past :-)

 

Re: So what have you been doing? alexandra_k

Posted by TofuEmmy2 on July 31, 2017, at 8:24:54

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing? TofuEmmy2, posted by alexandra_k on July 31, 2017, at 1:18:09

Yes indeed. I've struggling to remember how to use Babble! It's been a while.

 

Re: So what have you been doing?

Posted by beckett2 on August 2, 2017, at 3:06:55

In reply to So what have you been doing?, posted by Clearskies on July 25, 2017, at 16:51:46

I'm so happy to see my tribe. Before Babble went on hiatus, I had some hard feelings. But here we are again.

I haven't done much, but I am feeling much better. A bit of recovery. I've picked up my knitting again; at first to work my brain with patterns and math and concentration. Illness had addled my mind. I've always had a craft, and when I was ill, that pleasure fell away. I read too, again, and lots. Film and music, too.

 

Re: So what have you been doing? beckett2

Posted by Clearskies on August 2, 2017, at 11:23:50

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing?, posted by beckett2 on August 2, 2017, at 3:06:55

> I'm so happy to see my tribe. Before Babble went on hiatus, I had some hard feelings. But here we are again.
>
> I haven't done much, but I am feeling much better. A bit of recovery. I've picked up my knitting again; at first to work my brain with patterns and math and concentration. Illness had addled my mind. I've always had a craft, and when I was ill, that pleasure fell away. I read too, again, and lots. Film and music, too.

Great to see you here

 

Re: So what have you been doing?

Posted by Clearskies on August 2, 2017, at 11:26:16

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing?, posted by TofuEmmy2 on July 30, 2017, at 17:16:11

> Hey PC! Still eating tofu here.

OMG!!
The return of the Tofu!!
Yeah I went back to Clearskies in the hopes I would become like the handle. Hahahaha

 

above for TofuEmmy ^^^^^ (nm) Clearskies

Posted by Clearskies on August 2, 2017, at 23:36:49

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing?, posted by Clearskies on August 2, 2017, at 11:26:16

 

Re: So what have you been doing? beckett2

Posted by alexandra_k on August 5, 2017, at 3:27:28

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing?, posted by beckett2 on August 2, 2017, at 3:06:55

I'm glad you are feeling better. It's hard when the things that used to bring joy don't so much.


 

Re: So what have you been doing?

Posted by Pontormo on August 7, 2017, at 5:58:48

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies, posted by alexandra_k on July 31, 2017, at 1:15:44

Things have changed a lot for me-- a lot and seemingly only a little and with much effort-- but not enough-- and perhaps the wrong kind.

My work is going better after years of not being able to improve it, and things have taken shape a bit in my mind, so I feel that I"m seeing things more clearly.

My mother died, and I"ve been dealing with that. But since we were not close, it's harder in a way to celebrate her life, or grieve. I've worked and am working on that.

It sometimes seems like a matter of inches, not miles-- but maybe that's just my pessimism and denigration of my effort--which I"m also working on.

I've gone to Frankfurt, Vienna, Paris, and gotten back a little to studying Japanese ( at a beginning level) and reading a bit more. I really hope to read more-- but...

it's been a good period despite everything--

For some reason, I"m glad psychobabble is back online--even if the last year here was often blighted by antagonisms, and frustrations.. I hope I can see more of the good, and be less distressed by whatever troubles me here.-- and in general.

 

Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies

Posted by TofuEmmy2 on August 11, 2017, at 17:59:19

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing?, posted by Clearskies on August 2, 2017, at 11:26:16

I hope you always have clear skies.

Mixed emotions about this place. So many nice people. Does GG every show up?

 

Re: So what have you been doing? TofuEmmy2

Posted by Clearskies on August 12, 2017, at 4:22:23

In reply to Re: So what have you been doing? Clearskies, posted by TofuEmmy2 on August 11, 2017, at 17:59:19

> I hope you always have clear skies.
>
> Mixed emotions about this place. So many nice people. Does GG every show up?
>
>

She gave up a few years ago and sporadically returned to kick Dr Bob in the shins, but she's moved on, yes. She's become a friend to me which I treasure.

Obviously I haven't moved on far since you were here last.

Keep popping in!
CS


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