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Not got the motivation/energy yet to bring the weekly jigidi thread thing back, also not that many leftovers that are great.
And somewhere i need to start saving up for my own place although i keep buying computer stuff (now still want a ps3/xbox360 to somewhat finish my collection) and Vr set and spend over 150 euro just to find something to help me get to sleep though most just did not work but i might have found something (Etizolam).
Jobwise been at this reintegration place for about 6 months now (though 2 weeks vacations then afterwards 2 weeks sick). There is about anything to do from folding and glueing boxes to putting stickers on stuff, not always the most interesting stuff to do but it's to keep your CV up.
There was a pc spot (before i came there i hoped there would be a little more work) i suggested the boss why not make it some sort of computer repair shop, plus with the leftovers we can make computers for people in need, like those that are on wellfare.
That is now taking off, and it does feel a bit proud and it being your baby, it's just waiting on how well it will go (do we get 2 or 20 pcs a week)?
But being part of starting a small bussiness, run it (with colleagues) will always look good on your CV.
Still waiting to see if i can get a jobcoach too (that's been going on for more then 6 months now).
Now if only i had the guts to start answering my few tinder matches. :p
[EDIT] Okay i knew a colleague (also with a past) found his girl on bazoo, i am trying that now and atm i am hot in the list, and already got 7 girls wanting to chat (now to actually reply), not your fake model type of girls but genuinely real looking ones.
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Hey pal! sounds good!
Sure does pal, thanks.
Hey pal, better call Saul! (I don't know why I wrote that...)
Yeah, i should but lost his number.
id say smoke weed before bed its a great sleeping aid
I don't want to smoke, and stopped drinking too for about a year and like to keep it that way.
Actually when i stopped alcohol the insomnia part came back more.
Looking for a Palentine?
Never heard of it, did not know it is today oh thought it was a special day even but apparently it's for the 14th, and yes please. :p
Hey there, pal! :)
Hey pal. :)
Hey, have you seen our pal, Julio, lately?
Down by the schoolyard.
I'm sorry Dave, but I can't do that.
Oh, wait. You said pal not hal. My bad Dave.
It's all okay pal.
I read that as "You can call me pa!" and thought you just had a baby. But the other parts of your life seems to be going okay, which is also nice. Good goin', pa(l).
That would really be my biggest wish in life (and considering my age i feel that biological clock ticking just as any woman would), hopefully that day will still come.
Bump, my pal.
This will not take your sleep away but if you lack energy, pal, it may help you :)
So glad to hear that your idea of restoring old PCs have been started. I do a similar thing here in the UK, but out of my own pocket (rebuild old PCs and donate them to schools, community centres etc). A little warning about Etizolam, its a modified benzodiazepine and is highly addictive. I took it for 10 months (recommended only for 6 months) and although I had no major withdrawl syptoms as I was taking a low dosage for insomnia like you, guess what the one I did get was? Insomnia..... and muscle twitches, especially around my eyes. This was about 5 yrs ago and Etizolam
is now illegal in the UK with a 2yr prison sentence if your caught with it.
So please be careful mate, just a word from someone whos been on the wrong end of this medication.
Thats nice of you to do out of your own pockets.
Thanks for the warning (did not know, although here it's not illegal), and ach person is different, my dad is 100kg+ and half an oxazepam can knock him out, while 2 do barely anything for me (75kg at 193cm) anymore.
I must say it helps me calm down during the day or help me sleep at night (so far), the alternatives are being a zombie (which isn't fun when you got work) and in the end also not healthy.
And then you are just given the usual tips (good/new matress, don't watch your smartphone/tv before going to bed, air your room etc etc) all stuff you already do and just doesn't work. Do you got (working) alternatives now for the insomnia?
Like you say everyone reacts differently, just wanted to give you a heads up after my experience. Dont be too impressed by my donations I`m unemployed due to health problems and rely spare parts I have and that I can source cheaply or for free. Lucky if I can do 2 a month.
Well atleast you do something and help others out, not everyone can say that.
Sorry to hear about the health problems, but you also don't have any good alternative for that insomnia thing?
Computers for people in need sounds like a neat idea. You could check with very large businesses in your area that likely recycle a lot of electronic surplus. Those businesses may have a ton of extra peripherals, and other things that don't get replaced when they get a new computer. At my last job we would always receive new systems with a new keyboard and mouse, but the current setups already had perfectly fine KB&M and we already had tons of extras so we were just tossing brand new items still in the packaging in the electronics recycling bin. Of course, there are things we would never donate, like hard drives that could potentially have data. Those were all physically destroyed, and so you may face resistance if you asked a business to donate an entire PC system. Just ask for the things that can't cause any potential problems for the business, like keyboard, mouse, and monitors, and if they are open to the idea, the entire PC tower without the hard drive. If a business does agree to give you a full PC with HDD, you should promise them that it will be fully wiped before being re-issued, and ensure that you use a proper full disk wiping tool.
Also, you should plan how you are going to handle OS licensing. Some people who donate equipment may still be using the OEM Windows license that you can find on a PC case for a different machine and you don't want to cause issues for them by reactivating that license elsewhere. so just going with a Linux install could save you a lot of headaches.
Thanks, we are in the process of making flyers and place them at crowded places like a city hall and i am not 100% sure but i believe they also would help us donate pc stuff, my boss already has his contacts and does try but we dont live in a very big town (about 40k people).
We got a local radio station and a local paper my idea is to get into a show or have an article written, it's all very low budget so not like we can buy an ad in that paper, that be easy.
We have wiped out harddrives for companies (well my colleagues, i haven't yet) with some thing called eraser, then we print out a certificate for them.
We got tons of keyboards and mice yeah, a bit too much even, same with power supply cables, and about 15 monitors that is the stuff we do get now, but you can have hundreds of them but without the rest even we can do little with we need the other stuff too somehow.
No idea how we would be handling OS, usually people with benefit (and other problems) might not always find it easy to work with a Linux.
I've put Linux Mint on my parents, grandparents, and other family members computers before and it has worked out great. Much less tech support than dealing with Windows, and all most people use their computer for is a web browser anyways.
It's certainly something to think about thanks.
You can call me Al...ice. It's a pseudonym I've been using for ages, so why not?
Though the pseudonym is based on Alice Cooper, one of the music industry's biggest smartasses, you're not entirely off-base. I'd probably be a little more like this, though... I really wanted to use the Fleshmaiden outfit, but I feel like that violates the TOS of this site, but bonus: I'm even left-hand dominant!
Knowing him, I'm not even sure that this is a fake...
Good to hear your business idea is booming pal. Let me see if I can give you more alternative solutions for that darn insomnia of yours.
I live in the Netherlands so often it's too cold rather then being too warm, in fact the colder it is the more i wake up with a sore right shoulder, i went to fysio once but that didn't help 1 thing, also Insurance covers only 9 treatments, i need a good massage.
You could put bottles of water in the freezer and then take them out, wrap them in a towel in a bowl and place it next to a fan.
True (and that you even remember, but looking at your nickname you must love your Cabbage ;p).it's not just disliking the taste. it's a. When i was a kid offcourse i was forced to stay at the table until my plate was empty but even if i tried, most came out again (throwing up). The only two things i couldnt stand either and suddenly liked were onions and paprika.
Whenever i try Yakult it does make me feel good (can't say it also makes me sleep better) but it's expensive in the long run, i bought 2 bottles of pro bacteria capsules extra strong with 3 billion of them, but apparently you can also hit a bottle with "dead bacteria" and thus it not working, i dunno but since i was trying so much other stuff for sleeping (on top of the 2 pills i have to take for my diabetes and multivitamine a-z) i wasn't consistant with that one.
Yoghurt is always good and not that expensive, it's generally adviced not to drtink or eat anything after 22:00 i usually tend to stick to that.
I can try that thanks.
Self massage yourself before bed, that could have been taken differently eh. :p
But pfff 30 minutes of massaging in the end....that itself sounds tiring (sorry,although maybe that itself can make you help sleep).
It's the same thing as working out (or yoga) maybe, get yourself motivated to even start, when i did push and pull ups (even if it were 10) it also made me feel better, but i used to have carpet, now a wooden floor being skinny, more painful.
But going back to point 1 yeah there is something stuck in my neck/shoulder for years,.but the shoulder is hard to do yourself..
I thought getting a massage done would always be expensive, but came across a place 2 weeks ago, 25 euro for 30 minutes or something, i find that very acceptable and maybe should try it sometime.
Even if i find a night of 9 hours it often feels like 5, the quality of the sleep must be a thing too, with 4 hours i'd be a wreck/zombie.
But i definitely could use a massage pal.
It didn't, i think only a good massage or chiropractor can help (but i find that a bit scary…).
Depends if they got a sale but i think i got 240! a-z multivitamines for about 7 euro last time, now if they are good that i don't know. I got other health stuff too but my doctor only likes to let me do bloodtests like 5-6 in 1 1/2 year instead of deeper tests, even though i can eat a lot better my vitamine levels were good, only my cholestrol went from worse to better and now it's rising again.
Oh and he did gave me a vitamine D cure (it's 1 liquid capsule that lasts a whole week) not sure if he wants me to continue that.
What do you eat thats all the same then and do you get enough variation? I'd struggle even with 5 hours work at the moment coming home and then still make a whole dinner, let alone when you make 8 hours or longer.
Weaken? Almost sounds like it's some medication. I did try magnesium capsules orally but that didn't do much either.
Well i always thought something in the range of 60 euro, heck i always went to get a haircut for 12 euro but was looking for another one, all of the rest here start at 20, some even at 30 euro... that's even more expensive then (and takes quicker) then such a massage, i don't got a lot of money but if something really helps my health like getting that knot out my shoulder or help me sleep better i'd do it, better then living with insomnia, right? Your health is important.
I once bought a 10 euro massage thing, that didn't last long but i haven't really looked if there are decent electrical ones?
Probably should be.
My parents weren't even the hugging type or saying i love you, a lot of people raised in or right after the war have been grown up like that themselves from their parents, think parents now would be different here (i know i would be).
A cat or dog you could also cuddle but my mother is allergic but i also don't think i would like the messes they make or walking the dog rain or shine, maybe teddybears? :p
Thanks well those 6 i got were from 2 months ago, i am not getting any new ones anymore (dunno if that's me or just how tinder works) now i need a good excuse or pretend like i just added them and just say hi.
Struggling hard with that idle chit chat though some want to talk 20 times before wanting to meet up, used to be good at it, but now i can go as far as what their hobbies are, what they do for a living, and some other stuff but that's about it.
Now if you get lucky and find a gamer girl then you got way more common ground, but they are hard to find. :p
Yeah chitchatting is hard. But it's a skill like anything else. You just gotta practice and look up a lot of sources for inspiration. Maybe talk about reddit posts. That might allow you to broaden your topics to other things. TV shows in common are also a good one. Maybe pick one both of you can start on together. If she doesn't agree maybe she's not the right one. My brother and his girlfriend read a lot of books together. Mostly educational books (history, politics, self-help).
Hey sorry if i can't reply to all of the things this time, but just wanted to say you really are a good person for helping your mother.
As for animals, last week someone brought her (male) dog) and she said and it was true, for some reason he doesnt't like male humans, if you come near he would walk away from you. So yeah animals be weird.
There aren't much shows left to watch these days (dutch ones or american) in the 90's you had lots of sci-fi, i don't think i can talk to many about star trek discovery/picard or orville. :p
And poltics well it's just depressing, especially when you open the newspaper each day, things only get expensive, job crisis, housing crisis, climate crisis, it's just going to crap in pretty much any country.
All good, there's no need to reply to everything. I tend to write a lot, but speak very little, which is why I joined Toastmasters (public speaking club). Just giving my thoughts on the different stuff :)
Thanks, I try to keep my mom and I happy within reason 😅
What I meant by picking a TV show to talk about is starting fresh with a new one that neither of you have watched before, but you both agree to start at the same time.
Fair enough, though i find it polite to always react, but sometimes you get so many messages here you overlook things and had a rough night (neighbour's kid bday he said till 1:00 but went on till 2:00).
Never heard of Toastmasters, sounds more like a club of people on how to make the perfect toast, kidding.
Well i got this guy on steam who keeps asking me each week what i like about this weeks star trek picards episode? and i am like really doing my best to give him 1 sentence atleast to reply with, its hard. it's a show, no need to (over) analyze such things :p
So far my badoo experiences atleast aren't going great, few keeping quiet all together,
1 i had a small chat with and then she keeps quiet, another i told her we differ too much and the distance (didn't have a driving license either) told her nicely i am sure there would be someone on badoo who would be a better much and she was like okay, bye.
And now i got a third but she wants to talk but doesn't ask questions back (and again neither having a drivers license).
Thing is those women have so many (desperate) men to choose from, they can be very picky, and offcourse with such things they first swipe on just someone's face, then maybe read someone's profile or you chat with them and it's like uhm no.
Glad to see things are looking up! =D
also: thanks for the smile watching that video. It's been years!!
Thanks, and remember that is not Art Garfunkel but Chevy Chase! :p
Pal I like you :)
Ahw, i like you too pal. :)
Seems like everything's going good for you, little by little, it's nice to hear :D
About the tinder stuff, there's no need to be afraid, you are strangers anyways, the worst thing that could happen, you won't know each other (basically nothing's gonna change C:)
So good luck with that stuff, if you are into it!
Well true but maybe i will learn i am just hopeless with women and a possible future of being forever single. :p
I don't easily fall in love so i must also be careful not to just think i am in love just for the sake of it (then again what if you don't ever get THAT feeling anymore), but i am also weirder then most guys maybe (though the heart is in the right place) i need a woman that understands and accept me, and those might also be hard to find.
Nah, I get you, but I think you'll find someone eventually, I'm "picky" as well, and I don't see anything wrong about it.
And who isn't weird? Everyone has their own "weird" so it's more of a neutral word, but it could be part of your "charm" :D
I'm pretty sure tinder isn't the place to find this kind of people, try finding a hobby, like dancing/drawing/etc, there're always great people around :D
Yeah but if one stays too picky, then you might risk never meeting someone.
They keep saying if you go find a partner then they don't come, but if you stay at home or aren't brad pitt they dont come to you either.
Though really i wouldn't recognize in a store f.e if a girl would be flirting with me or not, i am like well they are probably just nice because they have to for their job.
What i really miss and sometimes thought about starting up myself (i really got an entrepeneur set of mind just not the guts (or the finances, try going to a bank if you own next to nothing) you got all these dating sites but not much to nothing to find friends, when so many are lonely (over 1 million here) and find matches for example on shared interests, i mean making a website is easy but if people have to make accounts it gets trickier.
I did follow a ballroom dancing course for 1 year, but the girl was taken, she was nice and all but she didn't even bothered to tell me she was pregnant till at our exam. But then the school closed so we couldn't continue if we wanted to.
My only hobby always been kinda gaming (i mean i don't got 8500 games on steam alone for nothing), but LAN meetings aren't really my thing plus my pc weighs 22kg, try lugging that around, and singing but i dunno if others are happy with my voice, some say terrible, some say mwah it's okay.
You could be lucky and find a similar match (like a gamer girl) on a tinder, and offcourse having similar interests can help, give you stuff to talk about or do, but there is also a saying about opposites attract.
Drawing i just can't i still draw stickman barely properly, when i was 12 i had a teacher say his smaller children even draw better then me. :p
the closest thing to computer gaming and meeting people that I could suggest are board games, I think there're some meetings in your local town that people do, or you could organize one yourself, with the add system on facebook or something.
About drawing, I was not that good at it when I started either, but after 1.5 years of practice I can do some stuff, still not as good as I want to (I think noone has ever reached their "peak" or that level of skill, that they'd say they're done and absolutely nailed it) but still, it's about the practice, not about the talent. Everything is, even singing, as long as you're alive, you can start studying whatever you want, you just need a really good mentor, who'd show you what's good and bad in your stuff.
I know there are people that gather for board games, i would have no idea if they got it here.
Offcourse you can always study but sometimes is it sitll practical?
I really feel the older i get the time already goes faster and faster (and thats a thing everyone must have) but it feels the time i got left is more precious for the things that would be important (gaming, but hopefully also that family some day).
I did had singing lessons for about 16 months, but to say it made me a great singer, don't think my parents would agree..
well, it's really up to you, if you wanna change, you will, and I don't think it really matters how old you are (but I'm not really the one to talk, I'm in my twenties.. :D)
You still got a whole life ahead of you.
yeah, pretty much, thanks :D
Call me anything you like, but don't call me too late for dinner
its a good idea to help out the ppl in need but you should consider yourself first . you cant help others in exchange of losing your health or money
running a small buisness ?? dont you have dreams pal !!!!
and last ..you really need to stop buying pc/xbox ... stuff mate :) i bought my pc 3 years ago never changed it im just gonna wait till i have no choice but upgrading it :)
its just a suggestion dont take it personaly - nice day Pal
I got wellfare (no job because of (a lot of) gaps and just a lot of bad luck) i must do something, so either with them who are a lot stricter or at the place i am now (and thus closing that gap) and even there i started folding/glueing boxes, and more simple stuff so it's actually a luxury the boss is willing to go with this idea, It's not costing me any dime.
I got one colleague who comes out of his own free will, and even spends some of his own money on the place, but he is golden, he really wants to help me, trying to teach me things i thought i never could.
I know it is, thanks pal.
I'm in no position to lifecoach anyone.. But...
Not being able to sleep is most often naturally cured by really physically exerting yourself a cpl hours before bedtime. Take a long walk. (It's free) Combine that with a post-workout stretching, to help with loosening up knots and tension in your body.
And if u have mental trauma about vegetables, get a mixer and pulverize them goodies (add some water) into a tomato sauce or something. Season to personal taste, and serve with pasta, rice, meat...whatever you like. Just get it in you.
These multi-vitamin.. Magnesium.. Fish oil pills are completely unnecessary and expensive. Your body has no use for 1000% vitamin levels. It's marketing bullshit,like so many other shortcuts for sale.
I wish you well... Pal ✌
I used to jog but haven't done it for a long time (well with normal jogging i had to walk every few minutes because i would be out of breath (even after a year) and didn't feel the burn, then i decided to climb this very small hill in the park about 30-40 times each time.
We aren't exactly a country where most of the time it's nice weather, and while i see crazy people jogging when it's freezing or there is a storm, for me it must be dry, not a lot of wind/sunny and atleast 10c. :p
While it didn't freeze this winter it's still windy, cold and last 2 summers extreme hot too with 30c and even 40c then it's not smart to jog either so i jogged next to nothing. Then around august i started at that workplace where i have to bike to so i thought well for now thats exercize enough.
Just walking then i think i would lose my mind too much, if it snows i love to take a walk but even then i need a goal like get something at the supermarket while you are at it.
I currently still live with my parents and weird as it is my mom's kitchen is hers and she just does not want a mixer there, when i got my own place then i can also do more looking into healthier food.
Not sure i agree not everyone eats properly and get the right vitamines in, then you have to fill it up somehow, it never hurts and i got 240 pills for 7 euro, about the other 2 can't comment.
Thanks pal. And funny pic.
Here some PAL PSX Games for you :)
Thanks pal, i still got a ps1. :p
Hey, just wanted to let you know that I care about your struggles. You're welcome to contact me on Steam to chat. Added you to my heart list just because you are someone who's important :)
Hey, thank you i really really appreciate that, i can be a talker but also be quiet, and some might also agree i should talk with someone (a coach, Psychologist) but i can talk with someone about my past 100x times, i already know the past is the past.
As for the future well some things are a waiting game (the job thing, and if i still get a job coach or not, my health (can i get more tests done and what comes out of it?) and will i dare to try to answer some girls on tinder and what comes out of that?.
The only two things that would help me for now if anyone has that miracle cure for insomnia and the miracle/right words to say to women on a tinder or just anywhere and how to date, keep it fun (also with words if you aren't much for idle chit chat).
Whitelisted you back.
I dont know why but i hear "if you be my bodyguard" :D
ok i am out
It's really more a repetable gimmick then a real difficult puzzle.
Because that's part of the lyrics. :p
If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al
I realized it after I wrote my first comment today is really not my day at all but i really like that song :)
Hope you like the giveaway behind it too that's there. You just have to look close enough. ;)
Hello Pal <3
Sleeping problems can seriously mess up your life, mood and everything. Gone/going throught that. So best luck with solving that, and with the other very interesting projects you mentioned!
It sure does, hope you can find a solution too, and thank you.
Hello PAL, I'm NTSC!
I found a big mallet to the head is a sure way to get to quickly get to sleep. It's the waking up part that's a bit tricky after that.
More seriously, my doctor suggested melatonin for sleeping issues, since it doesn't cause withdrawal or symptoms of dependence, unlike other sleep medications. If you haven't tried that already, it might be a good alternative to taking chemical pills. There's also the usual recommendations: exercise during the day, stay away from screens before going to bed, etc. (all the thigs I know I should be doing... but am not)
We can JAP together.
Yeah one doctor suggested that too until i went to the pharmacy, 25 euro, not covered..Even if i had the money i would decline, also i did read up on it and aside from some youngsters that got addicted to it (take 15+ pills a day) because it's also something you can get used to, it's also apparently also only really more effective with jet lags.