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  • Going to do a quick grocery run at Stop & Shop. That store gives me more anxiety than any other store and I haven’t been in there for over a year. We will see how this goes…
    Rodafina
    Rodafina
    How did it go? I’ve started going to the grocery store around 8pm, fewer people then.
    Luca
    Luca
    It was okay! I was so happy I could use the self checkout. I didn’t have to interact with anyone!
    I actually just bought some dresses and crop tops. I hardly ever wear women’s clothes but I want to have some options for going out, and I’m going on vacation in June.
    I‘m also meeting up with that girl later this afternoon but I don’t know if I should refer to it as a date yet.
    Owliet
    Owliet
    I rarely buy dresses or other “women‘s” clothing. It’s never been my thing: although I do cosplay in dresses. Good luck with your meet up.=)
    maycontainthunder
    maycontainthunder
    Hope it goes well!
    Went for the best hike I’ve been on in about a year. In my own town! It was a trail that I didn’t even know existed because it was in a rural neighborhood and hidden. I thought it was a driveway so I never tried it until now. I will be going back to this place frequently.
    Luca
    Luca
    Had to bathe the dogs afterwards though because they were completely covered in mud lol
    Rodafina
    Rodafina
    Muddy pup = Happy pup
    In a surprising turn of events, a girl gave me her number. She said she sees me around all the time and has always wanted to talk to me so she was actually out there waiting for me this time. She is from Poland and speaks kind of broken English. I seem to attract Polish people for some reason since a lot of my irl friends are Polish. What a weird day lol
    Forest Cat
    Forest Cat
    Attracting Polish people, to the point where they wait outside for you so they can give you their number. That's an unusual talent. :)
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Maybe she thinks you are Polish?
    I think Polish folks are pretty interesting. They have good food too.
    Outdated
    Outdated
    I sort of understand this in a way. I always attracted really tall women. Note the distinction here, I'm not particularly attracted to tall women, it's a case of they are attracted to me. Have no idea why, that's just the way the world works sometimes. Never had a girlfriend shorter than me and I'm 5'8" and pushing 60 years old.
    In case anyone didn’t see my post about the 5k in the “weird or random” thread, we completed in in under 35 minutes, didn’t come in last, and even jogged part of the way. Even in old running sneakers that were too small. I’m very proud but very tired! And now I’m going to get takeout and go to sleep lol. Hopefully I’ll be able to walk tomorrow.
    Luca
    Luca
    Also satisfying that I was the only person there who wasn’t skinny or ripped and I still completed the race. “Not skinny” does not always equal “unfit.” My weight constantly fluctuates and it doesn’t really affect my athletic ability or endurance.
    @Owliet Feel free to send me a message anytime so I don't keep derailing your threads and everyone else's lol! :D But I love talking to you!
    Maybe putting on weight isn't the worst thing that could happen to me. Having big, fluffy thighs is actually kind of comfy lol
    tree
    tree
    I have considered putting a towel in the bath tub as a cushion, for
    sitting or laying down. Bone-y + bathtub = ow.
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    I went thru that binge eating cycle in high school, as my life had so much uncertainty.
    UberScout
    UberScout
    It's YOUR body and it's YOUR choice, girl :) If you want fluffy thighs, then get'em! :)
    For specific context about my mom, earlier tonight she came over to drop something off, and noticed that I'd gotten paneer tikka masala for dinner. She was like "Eww, is that tofu?" and I told her "No, it's paneer." She looked it up and was like "Why would you eat that? That's DISGUSTING." Like that is not necessary to say to me at all! If you're going to judge my food so rudely, just leave me alone!
    Luca
    Luca
    I'm sorry you're in that situation too! Every time you post about your mom I feel so bad because my mom is the same.
    Owliet
    Owliet
    Hey, it’s nice to know that there are people who also get it.=)
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    Serial gaslighter moms, apparently there a lot of us that have experienced this.
    My mom is so rude that a lot of times interacting with her just makes me want to cry. I find myself ruminating about things she said that were hurtful and feeling embarrassed that I said something to initiate it, and wishing I'd said something different. When I point out to her that she has hurt my feelings, she gets defensive and yells at me.
    I did think I had gotten everything fixed with the estrogen replacement therapy, but the “false pregnancy” symptoms are back with a vengeance. I’m so uncomfortable. I doubt I can get a doctor’s appointment before I have to do the 5k tomorrow but I hope I don’t feel awful the whole time. I did a lot of research online and the side effects I’m having aren’t unheard of. They’re TMI so I won’t share in a profile post.
    Luca
    Luca
    @Stuttermabolur “Too much information,” usually about something unpleasant or gross
    tree
    tree
    When a person says that what they, themselves, have been saying is TMI,
    they figure it's a topic that concerns them, but supposes the listener has no
    use for or can't relate to, and may be embarrassed by or even disgusted to hear.
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    My LA friend did hormone replacement with estrogen but stopped it because of weight gain and other side effects she didn't want.
    There’s a lot of stigma about large “aggressive” looking dogs and it impacts my life pretty much daily. Because I appear to be a young girl holding these massive dogs on a leash people assume I can’t control them, and people are either terrified, or angry/defensive. What they don’t see is how well trained my dogs are, how much goes into training them, and our huge accomplishments. Misinformation is a dangerous weapon
    Outdated
    Outdated
    3/4 of the population are just plain stupid. Because they are unable to train a dog to behave they believe all dogs are inherently vicious. A woman came running in to the pub at Dundee years ago in a panic "Help Help, a dog is attacking my baby." We raced out front, 10 year old kid is laying on his back giggling, Ruby is licking his face.
    maycontainthunder
    maycontainthunder
    While there are nasty dogs out there the majority just aren't trained right. When people see a dog barking most cannot tell if it's because of excitement or aggression. With a wag of his tail and a flick of his ears Dog V4 can pretty much get attention from anyone.... and treats.
    There’s a snowstorm here and I hope it doesn’t affect the plans for me to do the 5k on Sunday. I typically walk way more than 5 kilometers in a day but doing it formally will give me a bigger sense of accomplishment.
    I was just compelled to say hello. Hello! I hope your day has been a nice one, Luca! :sunflower:
    Luca
    Luca
    Hi Loren! I was very busy yesterday, sorry for not checking in on here. Hope you’re having a nice day!
    Loren
    Loren
    No need to be sorry!
    I wasn't here but a few minutes that day, myself. I randomly thought of you while I was here, so, thought I would say hello. Hope you're doing very well! (-:
    It bothers me that most of my irl friends don’t care about and don’t acknowledge my artwork when I try to show it to them. I get that none of them are artists themselves but it discourages me when my friends don’t care about my interests and don’t appreciate them. I do that for them when they talk about theirs.
    Mr. Stevens
    Mr. Stevens
    Exactly, @Luca. You become useful to them, so they act friendly.
    Atrapa Almas
    Atrapa Almas
    I can relate 100%

    What bothers me is not that they dont care or directly ignore my hobbies, but that they suddently are there when I fail making fun and enjoying those fails, like my fails had some good impact in their lifes.

    It took me some time, but I put all those people out of my personal life.
    mysterionz
    mysterionz
    I wish I knew u irl Luca :( but online friends are cool too
    Enzo and I will be participating in a 5K next week! I will be walking, since I can't run consistently without falling... but I think it will still make me feel accomplished! I still make it a point to walk 2+ miles every day and go hiking more than twice a week.
    Judge
    Judge
    Good idea bringing Enzo. I'm sure he can point you in the right direction at all times. :D
    UberScout
    UberScout
    Good luck!
    V
    VictorR
    Walkers of the world unite! Before you know it, you'll be doing 10K events, and then wondering where your limits lie, go for the longer distances as well :)
    I took a selfie in a store yesterday and I didn't realize until someone pointed it out that I was in the toilet aisle and there are toilets everywhere. I look like such an idiot lol
    Someday I want to see what an actual surgeon can do about my overbite. I have tried braces and minor dental surgeries (like having teeth extracted. I am actually missing some.) I know it's a really shallow aesthetic detail that some people probably don't even notice, and it's not like I'm ever going to look like a model even if I did have surgery lol, but I definitely notice the overbite, especially in pictures.
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    They may just pull some teeth, and give you clear brace. That would be nice.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    I also have an overbite. I've gotten used to it over time. My teeth are very straight, odd since I never had braces. This I think was caused by wisdom teeth and they kinda pushed everything in line. But my top teeth still overhang. When my lower wisdom teeth appeared it pushed my lower teeth forward. This kinda created less if an overbite, but it does make my lower jaw look small. Though in a way this is ok to me.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    I wonder if getting some sort of dental implants could in effect line things up more to your liking? I guess it would be a shame though to replace perfectly good natural teeth but something like that might enable you to dodge really nasty surgeries? I know that it's about how you feel about it that counts, but I'm sure your teeth look great :)
    There are so many stupid “trends” every year. Can we make the trend for 2023 and all future years “be nice to everybody?”
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    Thanks Luca.
    Let's include be nice to animals too. :)
    Luca
    Luca
    Yes, people being mean to animals actually pisses me off way more and I also rant about that a lot on here. I just don't understand why people think they should go around being assholes to people either.
    V
    VictorR
    Let's be nice to the plants and Mother Earth as well (as our First Nations friends would say "all of our relations"). We take of them and they'll take care of us.
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