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Finally got a comfy job at Netflix after doing back breaking labor for shitty pay or sit on my ass unemployed for three years. Feels absolutely great.
I'm so glad for you anon!
What do you do at Netflix?
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Not that hard tbh, been doing this kinda job for years freelance.
I'm happy for you! I miss volunteering at festivals and stuff- it's always sort of fulfilling in it's own sort of way (I really like knowing behind the scene stuff lol)
I had to look up irn bru, what flavor is it? I would assume orange but google/wiki doesn't really immediately say anything about it
Good for you anon! Please eat some more of that free food in my place.>>64910
That sounds so cute anon! I love stuff like that. I'm away for study right now and I miss my friends so bad, I really do wish I could pop in and surprise them at a club meeting just to see their faces (but $$$).
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I went to a bookshop that mostly sells manga and comics to look for the new volume of a series I like because I thought it would be available today. I didn't find it but instead I found Rohan at the Louvre, so I immediately bought it. I'm so glad to finally find it.
And even though 2016 has a shitty start, I'm looking forward to the Ace Attorney anime and a lot of video games releases now. I just need to find a job for this summer and it'll be perfect.
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I finally managed to make my teeth look not yellow. They're not pearly white, but the whitening strips and special toothpaste are already working wonders. I can finally smile normally without being ashamed.
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There's going to be a new Justice League cartoon and both Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill are going to be voicing for it. Fuck yes.
Nope, don't even know what that is.>>65064
Remember to visit Hokkaido, all dat fucking tasty food, yum!
nice try, but I'm not even white lol.>>65138
Aw man, I would but I hear it's hard to get around unless you rent a car (my travel buddy and I both can't drive haha). So far I've got Okinawa, Nagasaki and Osaka/Kyoto on my list! I really want to visit Nagoya for Ise Shrine but the way I'm trying to figure out when to go where makes it tedious to get a connecting flight into Nagoya from either Fukuoka airport or KIX :(
(my other friend is going to Hokkaido though! I wish I could join her but I already booked my flight to Korea for the time she's there… time to make up for all that Hokkaido food with Korean food I guess haha)
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Well I rented a motorbike to get around or just walked around there so you might be right. Mountains are beautiful, sea food, veggies, meat and beer is delicious. Literally my dream place to live, it's great in fall specially.
Have no idea about Korean food but I feel like it can't beat Hokkaido : ^)
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Also try going to Onomichi at Hiroshima, I fucking loved the place. Extremely comfy.
Oh man, they sound awesome! Maybe if I can't fit it into spring break hopefully I'll find another school break to go travel to Hiroshima and Hokkaido! Those pictures look so gorgeous ugh….
I can't wait to get my ass out of Tokyo haha. City life just doesn't do it for me anymore, I'm too in love with the mountains and peaceful life I had in northern Nagasaki.
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Yeah, I really liked the streets in the Japan. Made me wanna go for a walk and job all the time, I don't even wanna leave my house in here. Fucking disgusting.
Wow that sounds great! I hope you find a neat tattoo!>>65160
Will do! Oh man, hearing that makes me feel the drive to go to Hokkaido even more…>>65168>>65169
Oh man the one legged torii… all of that shit hit me so hard.
I love walking around when I'm in Japan. I walk 30 minutes to my school campus just because I love looking at the houses and how serene and quiet it can be (though it's really scary at night time haha)
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What are you studying there? How hard it is the do your masters there? I really wanna live there for a couple of years, I still miss the three months I spent there.
I'm here on an exchange for a year! I'm just doing undergrad though. I'm studying international relations/asian studies (but I have no idea what I'm doing in this field since I declared it on the whim of "well, I really want to study abroad and I'll flunk out if I declare astronomy" lol).
I studied in Nagasaki for three months previously and my home university had another program I was aiming to do too, so I came back to do it haha.
I hope one day I could retire and live in Nagasaki… that place brings back so many good memories.
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Ah damn, I really wanted to study astronomy or astrophysics when I was in high school but I was too retarded about numbers to pursue it. I'm an English teacher/translator now(at least will be next year officially). Guess I won't be able to do my masters on that eh?
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Try your best haha!! I'm sure you'll find something!
I decided on astronomy in high school too but after I found out how much physics was involved… I love science but I'm so terrible at it, and I'm absolutely hopeless at math so of course I'd be terrible at physics… lol
What's your JLPT level? I feel like ass since I've been studying moonspeak for years but I've made so little progress, and Tokyo spoils the shit out of me. I feel like Tokyo has left such a bitter taste in my mouth that I want to give up on it, but maybe after visiting my host mom I'll find my passion for it again haha
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Well I can watch chinese cartoons without subs and speak a bit. I gotta study a bit but now that I started working don't think I'll have much time. Hope I'll be able to save some money till next spring and visit Japan again.
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Wow chinese is really hard! Even though my mother tongue is canto, I can barely speak for shit lol
I wish you the best of luck anon!
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>Wow chinese is really hard!
I meant anime when I said chinese cartoons.
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I started working out again with the blogilates beginner's calender
I can see my abdominal muscles developing little by little and it feels really good
Gonna go to the local asian supermarket tomorrow and gonna go see The Big Short with my dad
You're on lolcow, you're obviously Catty.
Chinese cosplayers are the cattiest.
Cutest too though. And girls arguing with each other in that underhanded way is cute.
I hope you have a lot of good travels anon!
Eat lots of good food and take lots of pictures!>>65203
But if I'm a filthy hafu and ABC, does that still even apply?
What's your take on the "refugee" situation in Europe?
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Uhm, I started cleaning my room today. And doing laundry, instead of sneaking laundry into my mum's load.
Depression is hell. I also started showering daily.
I don't know how long it'll be til I go back. As they say, two steps forwards, a whole three leaps back.
It's worse than that.
Which side of your family is Cantonese?
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Thank you, anon. You're really kind, almost sobbed. I want to post a picture of my room so I can somehow motivate myself with humiliation.
I keep wanting to have these room makeovers and all, but just can't. I keep holding attachments to these stuff. And I kept putting it off.
But I'm really happy about my progress. I think I'm gonna take pictures of it while I progress and update you guys, if you want.
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No going back now. It's been posted !! Love you, farmers! Just a heads up, the bags were from older attempts of cleaning my room and clothes I planned to donate.
I don't blame you. Since I'm American born, I don't hold much attachment to Malaysia to begin with, but I still hate it for my own set of reasons. Yet I always feel like I have to identify more as Chinese-Malay rather than just Chinese since I feel like there's definitely a difference between us…
I decided that I'll be taking a trip there for a week or two, but mostly because I've been having an insane craving for roti canai and Malay food is scarce in Tokyo.
I've heard some parts of Malaysia are really nice admittedly. I hope you enjoy it.
Are you in Japan for work?
Nope, I'm the Tokyo anon from earlier who's just studying here!
I have family all throughout the place so I switch between the city life of KL to rural villages but I never really get to do fun touristy things lol. At the very least I know the food will be good and worth it, and I'll be able to see my parents since I'm meeting up with them :')
(I wanna go durian picking so bad too)
As someone who was painfully attached to my things (think 10 mega trash bags just full of stuffed animals I could never enjoy + all my other things), you will feel so much happier once you get your shit organized. And it's fun looking through all the stuff you forgot you even had.
Give yourself a section to work on, don't tackle the whole thing at once. You'll actually probably make more clutter at first as you move things around into piles but don't get discouraged. If you're like me and have a hard time giving things away but logically know you don't need it, put it in a separate pile of "maybes" near your door where you'll see them everyday and give yourself time to think about what you'll do with it.
And hey, you might still have a fuck ton of shit left over. That's totally ok. You can go through it again, and it'll be even easier since you'll just be organizing through clothes or books rather than your entire room.
Protip: Taking photos of things that you know you don't need but are hard to part with helped me immensely. Especially since I'm a collector of dumb little cute papers and things.
Oh cute. Durian are nice but smelly.
How old are you?
Durians taste so good, I'm thankful that they don't smell bad to me
God damn you're so young.
Have you ever been much to Hong Kong? Can you tell difference between sea canto and HK canto?
I've never been, but I really want to visit! I hear so many good things about HK (and Taiwan too!)
All canto sounds roughly the same to me unfortunately… Now that I'm older, I really do regret not speaking more canto growing up. I feel uncomfortable even thinking about going to HK since I feel obligated to speak canto even though it's shit… (though my canto friend who's not chinese-malay says sometimes I pronounce things weird- but it might just be me)
HK is nice for shopping and eating. Taiwan is very friendly.
I hear Chinese looking people who don't speak the language well get a ton of shit.
I'm finally OK with going to see a therapist. I'm depressed as all hell but because I'm a disgusting prideful perfectionist bitch who tends to push herself too hard, I manage to stay functional for the most part, for example, I don't shower daily but don't smell bad either, don't study and often skip class but because I'm somewhat smart and get passing grades anyway…
But I'm really miserable. I used to love studying and now I only do the bare minimum because everything is draining. I sleep for the most part of the day or just lay in bed recovering from the excess sleep/trying to go back to sleep.
SO! I stopped being a piece of shit and managed to leave my pride aside. I'm accepting help. I'm GETTING help. I'm hopeful, I really think things will get better.>>65042
Not quoted anon, but I used to. It went to shit pretty soon after I stopped playing. It used to be so much fun…
>>65280>but because I'm somewhat smart and get passing grades anyway
That "and" was supposed to be an "I"
How ironic it is to fuck up this particular phrase
I'm so glad for you anon!>>65280
Good!! Things will get better in due time, even if it doesn't feel like it! Please keep your head up as much as you can, I believe in you!!>>65297
I'm happy you've found such good friends. A few good ones is definitely better!
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Not any of the anons you were replying to, but you're awesome. Nice to see someone offering support and attention on a thread like this. Best wishes to you Anon.
I hope you have a nice day.
Keep being positive!
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Aww, stay strong Anon and the good times will be here full force before you know it. =)
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I'm not super motivated for college because I'm not sure what to do after getting my bachelor degree (whether I'll study translation, business, or marketing and communication because my bachelor degree won't be enough to find a job), but I'm starting to get a bit better at what I'm studying. It's hard but I feel like I may have a chance to get my degree this year after all. Even though the university made everything way harder this year for some courses.
My resolutions for this year are to have a better sleep schedule, save money and be more organized in general. I think I'm getting there. I'm doing my homework whenever I have free time instead of procrastinating until I have to study all night long before classes, I'm sleeping earlier and earlier each day so I'm not half-dead in the morning anymore, and I found a lot of things to get rid off while cleaning my room, mostly books that I'll sell to get a little bit of money back, which is especially good because they were taking too much space in my room. Whenever I'll have enough time I'll see if I can also sell clothes I don't wear anymore to buy new clothes.
I have so many other little goals to achieve, I feel like if I can keep this up I can finally become an independent adult someday.
Anon that's super awesome! I'm really happy for you!>>66050
I'm glad that's worked for you!
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Also finally watched new Aria today, so fucking beautiful.>>66046
Good job anon, don't know how it is in your country but translation is really comfy here.
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Yeah, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, Aria and Yotsuba are my holy trinity. Aria made my depression much better after watching it, started to enjoy life and nature in general after it.
Anyone have more recommendations for some feel good anime? I'm about to finish Shirokuma Cafe and am in need of some more casual positive animes without too many difficult themes so I can listen while working.
Cardcaptor Sakura was comfy as hell. I'm trying to get into Sailor Moon but the constant crying and horrible audio quality I've found is not comfy.
I liked Kimi to Boku, Hataraku Maou-sama!, Hanasaku Iroha (was even more feel good than usual because I bingewatched it right after finishing Shinsekai Yori and almost giving myself a heart attack) K-On, and Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight.
I'm sure there's others on my list but I can't think of them right now.
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Non Non Biyori is comfy as hell, Ren-chon a cutie. You might try Grimgar from this season, it has a weird sense o comfiness, Barakamon is awesome, Tatami Galaxy is weirdly comfy, Mushishi is a must, Natsume Yuujinchou, Spice and Wolf, Eve no Jikan, Haibane Renmei, Kino's Journey. These are my staple comfy anime.
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It's great you've been making those first steps, anon. I only have mild hoarding tendencies myself since I'm so cheap, but I've found to keep my useless purchases in check it has helped to dedicate one drawer of my desk to trinkety shit. All my weeaboo goods go in there, and if I want something else that doesn't fit, then it's time to make use of some items in the drawer to make room, or to get rid of some entirely. Of course, the most special items have a permanent residence in there.
Not sure if that'd be helpful in your situation at all, but keep it up and take things as slow as you need to.>>65441
I'm really happy to hear you've given the little guy a good home and especially that you both took the initiative to learn about proper fish care. It can really be a lot to take in at first.
A few months ago I impulse bought a really pretty plakat with this beautiful matte sky blue coloration I've never seen on one before. I felt bad for him since he had some fin rot and a curled gill plate. He's done great in my planted 20g and is all healed up now and having him in there has also made my school of cardinal tetras a lot more relaxed too! Bettas are great fish, they've got so much spunk packed into those little bodies.
On my end of things, I passed my certification exam with flying colors yesterday and by coincidence got a call from a recruiter I'd worked with before not even an hour after I passed. I've been out of work for a few months and he got me a temp gig set up to start Monday. I thought it was a done deal, but I have a phone interview in an hour and I'm super nervous. I know it's not the end of the world if I fuck up, just talking on the phone makes me really anxious since it's like speaking into the void and waiting for a response.
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Oh, and Tsuritama! I was surprised with how much I enjoyed it.
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Total feel good anime, but also needed a box of kleenex near me. I loved all the seasons though. Didn't want it to end.
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Also try this one too, Rakugo was the surprise of the season for me.
I've got the same problem. January was one long month of rain and overcast weather, and I wanted to curl up in a ball and die from feeling so miserable.
Ever think about investing in one of those sun lamps? A lot of people who live in gloomy places swear by them.
I have a friend that has one at work and she says it's shit
but I really want one too, I'm just waiting for a sale so I can buy them grrr being a poorfag sucks
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All you farmers are smart cuties and I hope you all have a wonderful beginning of the week. Here is a picture of a cute fox.
Good job anon! I hope you enjoyed your free time!>>66648
Masturbation is great and my roommate next door is gone so I know what I'm gonna be doing heh.>>67521
Anon, I know I'm words on a screen but I really would give you a hug if I could. You're a strong person. Keep holding on! I hope things will get better for you soon <3>>67628
Thank you anon! What a cutie patootie fox aaaa!!!!!
I'm glad for you anon! I hope warmer weather comes soon for all of us~>>68063
That's so cute! I wish I could frequent a place enough for that to happen but I always get nervous and feel judged if I go to one place too much haha…
C-cute…!! Please post pictures of the things you make, I'd really like to see!
I picked up crocheting/knitting for a while but I always only make scarves because I'm lazy haha.
Funny story- once I came home to my dorm and started crocheting since I bought new yarn/hooks and my roommate came in and said "Anon, are you KNITTING with ONE NEEDLE?" and I replied "It's called crocheting…" and those words came off so extremely condescending and mean and I didn't mean for it to, but I felt like I had brought it on myself so I had to finish it up with "god why are you so uncultured????" lol. It's a dumb story but I still look back on it as a funny memory and we laugh about it when we bring it up.
I started exercising and calorie counting late last year but stopped but ugh I wanna get back into it so bad. Biking to the store leaves me feeling so out of breath/on the verge of passing out and it sucks.>>68374
Congrats anon! I'm really happy for you :) What are you doing specifically?
>>68475>I started exercising..
That whole post was me so dang bad after getting into a huge accident a while ago.. like qurl I feeeel ya on the passing out part.
If you take it slowly and keep on it, but strain a little more every day, you can also get back there pretty soon. If you need to use metaphorical crutches, that's alright. Remember that it feels soo much better after the initial pain. Think of any discomfort from eating less/calorie counting as becoming healthy, also. Trick yourself into liking it until you do again. Whatever works for ya is great.
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Found a piece of history today, the good old days when certain things were properly dealt with.(derailing)
That's great anon! I'm happy for you :)>>69115
I'll try my best!! I really want to build good habits for my older years haha (and I feel so guilty since I'm pigging out like crazy since I'm on vacation right now~ food is so good though) >>70988
Stay strong anon! You made the right choice, things will start to look up. It might take a while, but they'll definitely start looking up. I wish I could give you a hug.
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>mfw I got a "certificate" proving that I can totally use office suites and advanced things on the internet, which will look super good on my resume
>I'm eating delicious sushi at home to celebrate
>was going to buying a cake to eat with my family for that but they're shit, good thing I changed my mind and got a box of sushi
>on holidays next week
>just got money because I'm granted a scholarship, so I can buy new clothes and maybe make up during the holidays
I still feel like shit but way less than some days ago yay
AHAHA i read this in his smug lil voice and it made me happy
i'm glad you have sushi and holiday and a super badass internet certificate stuff going for you :D have fun next week
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Thanks anon! I don't think I'll have enough time to have fun because of the insane assignments I have to do for after the holidays but I'll take my time to relax, stay at home in my comfy pajamas and adjust my sleep schedule for sure. Here, have another picture with Akihiko for your good taste.
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ily for that pic. i feel a bit overwhelmed with work too but it's gonna be ok. heck yeah pj's all day. take it easy kind anon and here is a cozy kitten to inspire you
I love you too. What a cute cat, I love cats so it's a great picture. I passed my semester 5th semester by the way! Just learned that this morning because the names of the students who passed the finals were written on some board in college and a friend texted me about it. It makes me so motivated for this semester, especially because once I pass the 6th one I get a degree.
I'm starting to feel like it's too good to be true and something bad will happen to me soon to compensate tbh.
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WHO'S GOING TO VIEW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE TODAY?
I don't know about y'all but I am stoked. There's some clouds but I ain't gonna let that stop me from havin a good time. Today, I'm grateful for being an adult and not having a job or school right now because I would've missed the solar eclipse of the century.
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It's not about me per se, but I just feel so happy!
My best friend had a rough spring and summer, but she feels more at peace than she had before.
We've had some rough moments, but I fixed my stupid ways and we now have a stronger relationship than ever.
She also just had her first day of class in medical school, and I'm just so so so happy for her. I always knew she would get into medical school.
To see her dreams come true makes me so excitedly happy, even happier than if something good happened to me.
Not that anon, but good on you!
It takes a lot of willpower to do what you did, be every proud!
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im so happy for you anon
what's the brand….i have anti-cleavage but big tits but i also have a chest deformity so idk if it'll work.
or is it those instagram bras with the lace up and no straps?
the store is shirohato on rakuten or their independent site. the brand is risa magli, they are very cute and comfy.
the exact one i got is here: http://www.shirohatoshop.com/en/shop/g/g286G858BCD/
but if you look at other listings they specify in the photos section what pads etc it includes.
shirohato has a handy chart on their site. http://www.shirohatoshop.com/en/shop/pages/measurementsandsizes.aspx
i found it works better than online conversion charts. i'm a 30/32C and other sites said i would be 70D but i'm really a 75D.
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Thought a guy was maybe using me for pump and dump, turns out he invited me to spend new years with him, and im meeting his family! So nervous, and so happy!
Also want this thread back, much needed contrast.
Nice anon, hope you have a good night!
I received amazing presents from my parents this year! Nothing extravagant - some books, food, candles etc. I'm just so happy about it because usually they aren't good with gifts and I end up writing a list for then, but this year I left them too it and it's so lovely to see they DO pay attention to the things I like!
Thank you so much anon, hope you have an amazing time also!
Thats so cute, sometimes its better to go with the flow
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Six weeks ago I confessed to the guy I had a crush on for almost two years and now we're officially in a relationship! I almost can't believe it as I thought it was so unrealistic. He's the sweetest person in the world and every time I see him I fall in love a little more, even though I'm normally the type of person who doubts everything. We live five hours apart and there's a 13 year age difference, but I'm sure we'll make it work.
I was afraid I'd overwhelm him with being so in love and come off as clingy while he wanted a more casual thing, but recently we introduced eachother to our parents and I feel like he's really serious about it.
This same thing happened to me, and we got married last summer. :3 Sometimes I still can't believe it.
This post made me feel so comfy anon. Hope the week has continued to go well for you.
I got my pictures of my completed wedding dress which is now being shipped to me, got sick which wrote me out of work for a week but tbh I needed the break. Here it is the first day where I do have normal anxiety but it's my first free day since October with no SAD as it's bright and blue skies out and the atmosphere is great.
Wow you shat out another human bean onto this world like billions of other biotrash. Bravo.
Also, pregnancy makes women dumber though in your case it probably won't make a stark difference.
Breeders should be gassed tbh.
Congratulations anon! Can't wait to be there myself one day.>>227281
Low quality b8
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i get to skype my mother tonight (and see our cat), and then i get to skype my best friend/ex-roommate (and see her cat)!
i've been 11,000 miles away from my home country since august and although i love being here it gets really lonely and i miss my family and friends so this is going to be really nice!
also here's my cat (captain jack fluffles) in case any of you need some orange goodness in your life.
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thank you! i just finished the call with my mother and a large portion of it was just watching him do his normal cat stuff like eating food and sitting on things and it was so good i nearly cried. i love him so much!
wow anon that's a really cool pic, I love the colors in it.
Really adorable cat too
Lol anon, why are they like this
Pretty sure men do the opposite of whatever we want intentionally
I was also in love with a married man, you may feel comfortable now that you are sort of with him but once he leaves you (he will leave you once shit hits the fan) you will feel miserable and wished you had not been involved with him.
I dated a married guy, he said he loved me and shit, he even told his wife about me and damaged my reputation. Once his wife, family and friends knew and once he realized that his comfy househusband life could end, he cut contact and started to ignore me. I spent a whole week crying and I'm now being miserable because of this.
Don't do this to yourself, let this guy rot.
Cheaters are shit tier human beings.
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i talked to my mom about sex for the first time and she was so chill about it!
i'm 18 but she had never given me "the talk." i started getting involved with this guy in class and decided i want to be transparent with her and she was just happy i was being honest. idk, for some reason i expected her to be upset so knowing i don't have to keep those kinds of things secret is really refreshing. kind of a dumb positive feel, but her support really matters to me. it took a lot of courage to basically be like "hey mom i'm gonna bang this dude is that ok"
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I'm excited, my birthday is in 2 weeks. I'm not sure what to plan this year but I'm looking forward to it!!
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After reading the man-hating thread I just wanna post how happy I am to have my boyfriend. I'm very lucky.
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I’m almost one year out from a surgery I didn’t want, and I’m beginning to regain some muscle strength and lose weight. I had about 40% hair fall, and it’s finally slowed. That was the worst.
Plus, I met a friend online and we share books with each other through the mail. It’s always a surprise, we both have a weird sense of humor and just grab something off the shelf; she just sent me pic related and it’s a classic!
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+My boyfriend and I have been working out together. We both have our insecurities about our weight and skin.
+boyfriend finally got a job, so i wont be the only one paying rent and bills anymore.
+Did a huuuuge spring cleaning today, throwing out a bunch of junk. Trying to make everything more open for my psyche, been really depressed for the past year.
+Making plans to move to Austin, I hate this swamp city I live in now. We're aiming for six months from now.
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I've managed to cut down from drinking 5-6 days a week to "only" 2-3 times a week now! It sounds lame but it was pretty hard for me lol.
Yeah we shouldn't make positive experiences bad here lol. At least that book was free so who cares.>>23338
That's great. I hope my bf and I are going to head in that direction too
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My period was so light this month compared to how it usually is. I don’t get cramps or any seriously uncomfortable pains, just the heavy bleeding is the most annoying part. I started putting on adult diapers before I went to bed because I make a fucking mess when I wake up with that “waterfall” shit on my heaviest days, even if I put in a fresh tampon + a pad. I didn’t have to deal with any of that this month though, it was so low maintenance.
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the other day my bf just stared at me and said "you're really good at doing your eyeshadow" and idk why but i've been beaming over it for like 3 days. he's one of those quiet stoic types so that specific compliment was so out of the blue lol
a lot of people have been complimenting my makeup game lately. it makes me happy that i'm doing something right!
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I'm going on vacation to Disney World in a few days! It'll be the first time I've been on vacation in over a decade and it's one of the very few things I've had to look forward to in years.
Apparently there's a special flower and garden festival happening at Epcot right now and I fucking love horticulture so I'm excited to get to see that and be there at the right time. On top of that, I bought some cheap but very cute dresses that I'll be planning to wear all week which sounds like nbd to most of you, (lots of gulls here into cute fashion) but it's way too windy to wear dresses where I live and I'm too shy wearing them in my town where pretty much no one wears dresses so I'm excited to finally get to wear them lol. God it's going to be so damn nice to get away from everything for a little bit and be able to feel some semblance of happiness.
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Pretty sure I did really well on the first of my school leaving exams! I feel really good about myself :) only 7 more exams to go haha
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I just started training for jiu jitsu, I have always wanted to try it out. Now I’m absolutely inlove w the sport and the people I train with.
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>join a group order for weeb shit
>person running the group order vanishes, doesn't respond to any messages
>payment not within Paypal's 180 window
>months later, still salty about it
>call Paypal and explain situation
>they're sending an e-mail to the person, they either have to refund, send item, or they'll be investigated
Karma has been kind to me.
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I'm really proud of myself for sticking to walking everyday, since May I've only missed two days because a friend was in town. Also that I'm eating clean and taking my vitamins.
I really thought I would have lapsed by now.
i've been walking every other day since early 2017. it really is the best. always relaxing to me.
only con was that i was stupid and used regular shoes for it, and now the shoes are all fucked. now that i use running/exercise shoes i'm faster and they're ugly so i don't care if they get worn out 10/10
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I'm so high that my face is doing yoga but holy shit weed is one of the earth's most beautiful gifts. So helpful with my PTSD and depression way more than pharmaceuticals ever were. The pure euphoria is the only mental relief I have these days.
This is true but we have thin carpets here that kill my knees (it's already bad enough that my knees have always been messed up to where I can't do squats without toppling over.) So I'd prefer something like a yoga mat.
I tried a towel and blanket before and it just did not work well. I'll figure something out though.
I want to talk about how much I love my best friend. They are so sweet and kind, and becoming good friends with them really has changed my life around. I attribute my new academic success to them a lot.
The thing is my friend is trans and I guess I'm a verified transphobe these days. I feel like nobody, including me, would think that kind of friendship would work. It's been a wild ride but I am so thankful it happened.>>263807
Yay! Keep up the good work
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I don't have anything super positive to say but my dog has been coming to me a lot more since I've been sick. She's usually pretty aloof, so it made me really happy to wake up and turn over on my bedroom floor to see her sleeping right next to me. There's no better medicine than petting a soft fluffy mass of love.
These are my only positive and memorable moments of 2019.> Reuniting with my two old friends.> Went from thinking I was going to be alone forever to getting the most caring and loving boyfriend in the world.> Finally found a job I’m interested in.This is big for me. I’ll finally be leaving the house, lol.>>495355
This is so cute! I hope you get well soon.
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Thanks anon! I hope things will continue to go well for you!!
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Today I’m grateful for my cat, I’m grateful for my health, I love this one spot sunlight I’m standing in, it feels so warm on this cold day.
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Your cat is a toasted marshmallow, just like mine! Gidget says hi
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The building people that my office is in just dropped off FIVE LOAVES of this chocolate twist bread!! Hell yeah!!!
I just got over the stomach bug so I was actually hoping to take it easy with easy to digest foods again today to be safe but all my thoughts of that completely flew out the window haha. Halfway through my slice I suddenly realized I shouldn't be eating it but damn it was so good!!
I looked up the bakery because my coworker said it's really good and it's like… $15 a loaf… aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
Another coworker got a giant fruit basket and she put it in the kitchen too for the whole office!!! I love December lol.
i guess this fits in the NEET thread but it also fits here, so.
i used to be a neet from 12-17 due to severe depression and lack of money for tuition and i only managed to turn it around once i turned 18. it was horrible; i'd stay inside my messy room for hours and only come out whenever i finally got sick of my greasy hair to shower and get food, and i never spoke to anyone aside from, like, 3 people max. i got tired of living like that, so i enrolled myself in some sort of GED-thing-but-not-really in my country and began leaving my house here and there.
now, i have a job, good friends and good times. nothing beats being recognized and greeted, "good morning, anon!" or "hey, anon, long time no see."
life is good for once, and i'm going to enjoy it.
I'm so proud of you anon!! I hope that the future will continue treating you well. Even if it doesn't, you've made it out of a horrible situation once, you can definitely do it again!!>>496086
Yay! I hope you'll get to treat yourself to something nice (or save it up for the future)!
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I love silly, unrealistic anime and visual novels and I love collecting cute or aesthetic anime pics because they make me smile and they're so pretty. The food is so beautiful and the clothing is so dumb. I love the done-do-death tropes like falling in love with your best friend or the tall moody girls who secretly like cute things. Pointless maid cafe episodes. Restaurant anime. Doing all the routes in VNs and seeing how terrible and cliche the characters are. and finding fully voiced VNs! Basically stepping out of reality for a little while sometimes.
was gonna post this in confessions but lately the site feels like its been full of negativity and infighting and I wanna bump this thread and make myself smile even if other anons cringe.
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I love cute visual novels too (though I prefer them with a lot of drama as well kek), what are your favorites?
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A genuinely good one that I love is Highway Blossoms! It kinetic (so no choices) but it's really cute and moreso for the female gaze, imo. Two girls on a desert road trip, great music, great characters, and was recently patched with full voice acting. It has a lot of funny moments along with interpersonal drama.
A more serious one is VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartending Action. It's probably one of my top 5 games of all time and it has its own world, a lot of diverse characters, mystery, and incredible aesthetics. Instead of normal choices, you pave your route by the drinks you make. I've replayed it several times and I find out more and more about the world & story each time. pic related, lol
Doki Doki Literature Club is always thrown around but I was really blown away the first time I played it, back when it was brand new. It goes very out of the box for a VN. I'm not sure if it has the same effect if you've seen the spoilers and memes, though. all of these are on Steam
A nice lady in my office gave me a Christmas card and a box of Godiva chocolates! She passed by my desk and I gave her my thanks and she said, "I really mean it, thank you. You're so helpful here!" This is a temp position so she started asking about when I was supposed to leave and then also said, "I know you'll do fine, you're a hard worker." FFUFUCKKKK!!! After busting my ass in an unappreciative retail job, even just this bit of validation makes me feel so good. I don't really get to do too much here (very slow and I'm just the receptionist), but since there isn't much to do, I at least try my best to do what I can very well.
Happy holidays anons. I have to wrap gifts tonight but that's honestly one of my favorite parts so I'm really looking forward to it.>>496662
I always love to leave long comments in hopes that it'll make my favorite authors happy. Fanfic writers are doing gods work.
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I'm so fucking excited for Christmas!! I'm buying cake to bring over to a friend's house and we're all just going to chill and play games and whatnot. My family doesn't celebrate Christmas so I don't mind not doing anything for it, but every year I feel like it's such a weird day in limbo knowing it's a special day but my parents don't want to do anything remotely special. It feels weird to treat a nice holiday as just another day. It only comes once a year! Let me enjoy this one day of the year! But now I get to spend it having fun with others! Also I'm just very excited to eat cake cause I'm buying my favorite cake lol.
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JUST PAID OFF THE LAST OF MY STUDENT LOANS WHICH MEANS I'M ENTERING 2020 COMPLETELY DEBT FREE BAYBEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I told my coworker and she was so happy for me. She said 'wait hold on' and went to her office and I thought she was going to come down with chocolates or something (we both have a major sweet tooth lol) and she came back down with a prepaid gift card that the company gave her as a birthday present!!!!!!! She said it was now my congratulations gift for paying off my student loans…!!!
I hope in 2020 that all you anons get to pay off your loans or any money troubles you have will be resolved. I hope we'll all be successful next year.
It is! I'm thinking of baking some banana bread or something for her in return. She's always so incredibly sweet and looking out for me, I can't ever thank her enough for all the things she does to help me out and how encouraging she is.>>497968
Thank you!! Hoping the best for you to finish off your loans too!!>>498215
This is great anon! Studying abroad was easily one of the highlights of my time in college (or really, highlight of my entire life). I'm so happy you got to experience it, and that you escaped the NEET life!
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idk why this makes me lose it still.
god speed wherever you are, dumbfuck anon.
farmers have been zesty and hilarious lately and it's been wonderful
Guys I just looked at my beautiful painting hanging on the wall and I feel so happy. Sometimes I just stare at it ad look at each brushstroke and feel so lucky. Most of my paintings I just see the mistakes so I can't look at them for very long but this one is so complete even with the mistakes, it even looks better than the original photo. I just came to lolcow just to share my happiness.>>500032
Chocolate also tastes gross to me now, especially Milka, it's so sugary and doesn't even have the texture of chocolate, why would they ruin such great ingredients so? Dark chocolate is best
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Today I worked up the nerve to let the boy I have a small crush on know that I thought he was cute. He was totally flabbergasted and flattered, and seeing him blush like he did made my heart flutter. I don't care if this will develop into anything or not, but just by seeing his response I could tell that totally made his day and that made me happy.
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The HR director for my job just told me they're giving me a pay raise of a whole dollar!!! This job is only a temp position and they normally only pay minimum wage for this position so I said "oh, I didn't know minimum wage went up again in our city!" and the HR director said, "no, we're really just giving you pay raise!"
I'm only here for a few more months and have already started job hunting, but it warms my heart anyway.
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I just wanted to say that all you ladies on here have absolutely fantastic taste in shows, movies, anime etc. I've been getting my recommendations from /m/ and I'm having a good time, honestly. So many rare gems with nice female characters that I can relate to.
my bf pointed out that it might be a 1 USD per hour, is that right? In that case I get it and it does add up. If it's literally 'you get literally 1 dollar more' I second my previous words.
Please clarify, I need to know
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This tutorial has finally helped me to figure out how to do winged eyeliner for my dumb deepset eyes!
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i hate my natural hair, it looks kind of like this but messier. looking at pics of cool/talented/pretty people with my hair style not really bothering to spend tons of time and money taming it make me feel happier
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Same anon! Well, we don't go on vacations together often but suddenly when I came back home from college it really hit me that my parents won't live forever… They're only in their 50s and we've always had a pretty good relationship, but now that I feel a bit more… cognizant about my existence and theirs and I want them to really know that I love them and appreciate them. Sometimes living at home sucks because little things they do will drive me up the fucking wall, but at the end of the day, I'm fortunate enough to have very loving parents who have just been trying their best to raise me right and I want to repay them for it. I started hugging them more when I came home and now my dad will randomly come up to me and give me a big bear hug for no reason, or I'll just sit hugging my mum for a long time and she'll rub my back. We'll always playfully make jabs at each other and joke around and it feels incredibly nice to feel so comfortable with my parents (especially bc they're immigrants and always tell me how my cousins can't do the same with their parents cos its considered disrespectful).
I used to be super depressed and have tried to kill myself a few times and I used to be angry with my parents because they would say "we buy you whatever you want, why are you still sad?" but it's just different times and I don't think they'll ever really understand that my emotional turmoil at the time had nothing to do with material possessions, but I get sad thinking about how lonely they might have become if I had gone through with it, especially because I'm an only child.
Anyway, I just really love my parents.
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Thank you anon! You sound sweet. I hope you enjoy the game, only 2 months left!!
me too! I can't stop thinking about it tbh. I need more info, hopefully we'll get a direct soon. I'm sorry someone stole your 3ds, I would be so upset. I could never really get into pocket camp either, fuck all the micro transactions/in app purchases.
btw would any anons be interested in playing ac:nh together? I have no frens but would like to play with someone. idk how the online will work in the new game but maybe once it's out we could get a thread going on the vidya thread?
I'd be happy to play with you, anon!
Though I do wish Nintendo's online was better. Tried to play Stardew Valley with a friend and we really couldn't play for more than 5 minutes because it kept disconnecting him (his WiFi isn't even that bad)
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Did you post on the vent thread about this? If so, I just read your post and was going to reply but I'm happy that it went well for you anon!!!>>505851
I would love to play with some anons here!!
OT, but when I was studying abroad and horrifically depressed and lonely, one of my friends would play with acnl with me online. We would visit each other's towns while being on a voice call with each other so we could talk and it felt so nice to feel like I was with right there with a friend again. We would just do stuff like collecting things and setting up a little assortment of things on the beach for a "date" and it was soooo cute. We would stay up really late/wake up really early to play together when we didn't have school. I just really love animal crossing because it's so comfy and relaxing to play, but it holds a really special place in my heart because of that time.
Also, Colton is my best boy and I love him so much.
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Today has been a really nice day!
Wore a cute outfit, got to go home from college early, cut my hair the shortest it's ever been and I look cute as frick with it, cleaned the house, cuddled with my cat, bought a new game (pic related) and had a really cozy bath!
Days like these feel like ultimate comfort; enough done to call it a productive day, but enough relaxation time that it wasn't stressful. I've really needed a confidence boost and alone time lately.
Semi-related, but lolcow has also felt so comfy lately. I love talking to sweet anons like >>505859
I hope you had a good day girls!
Best of luck to you, anon!
I'm sure you'll ace it.
Remember that everyone
is a little nervous at interviews and interviewers understand that. I'm sure it'll go better than you think.
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I can't believe I actually finished college and passed the JLPT N3 test. 2019 was such a shit year that those happy news so early into 2020 give me hope
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I recently learned what fingerstyle guitar is after playing guitar (poorly and barely practicing) for two years and it changed everything.
I love fingerpicking so much.
I still don't know where the notes are located on my guitar but fingerpicking is so much more fun than chords or just pick-picking.
I would like to thank that one guy on a vid of a live sesh of a band I barely listen to commenting something about the guitarists finger picking because I wouldn't have known what fingerpicking is unless they did.
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I just randomly found the cutest stock photo and now you have to see it too
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It sucks that both my parents aren't working right now (dad is out of a job and mum can't go to work because of a gas leak for 3 weeks), but Chinese New Year was this past Saturday and my dad made a traditional braised sea cucumber dish and we were all home to eat it. Nothing spectacular or particularly festive, but it feels nice to finally celebrate it with my family and my family only. Growing up we used to go over to family friends homes and I always thought it was so irritating because I would be stuck with kids my age that I didn't really know, and it was certainly festive but not really familial. I really prefer this.
And yesterday my aunt prepared a nice Chinese New Year meal too (fish, crispy fried pork, some other chicken dish, soup, etc) and it wasn't as fancy as pic related but still so good! My cousins bought a mousse cake from a bakery in the city that I really like too and it was nice to catch up with my cousins since we're all working now and I rarely ever get to see them nowadays.
Happy lunar new year to all who celebrate it!
Living the dream there, Anon. I hope your relationship lasts and lasts!
I'm so happy I can have my own life and come back to my friends after awhile and catch up. We're close and it's like we haven't been away for months. When people can be independent adults and not discard your friendship because you don't speak to them every single day is so nice. Don't take good people for granted!
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You are both so cute.
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I'm getting a cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I just got made employee of the month at my job. It's just retail so I know it's not terribly impressive, but not that long ago I was a NEET that was convinced I was too pathetic/nervous to work and would fuck up horribly at any job I had. Also today I bleached my dark brown hair and dyed it red and I love it! I'm just glad all my recent impulsive decisions have been paying off, after years of being overly careful as a side-effect of my anxieties.
So happy for you anon!! Don’t downplay your achievements. It might be “just retail” but retail can be fucking hard! What it may lack in complicated sorts of fancy office job maths and thinking, it makes up for in the grueling mental capacity you need to survive customer interactions of all kinds, not to mental all the physical demands of the job too. I worked retail for a couple of years and commend the people who stick with it (out of obligation or just cause they really like their job and want to stay- no shame either way! making an honest living is making an honest living no matter how you decide to go about it).
You’re doing a great job anon!! I wish you the best of luck and I’m so proud of you.
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thank you anons, I appreciate all the kind words!!
I'm so happy for you anon!
I have such a weird relationship with my body and healthy eating/regular exercise, but I'm slowly trying to return to it and treat it just like a good ol' regular habit (like flossing!) that will do me good down the line rather than trying to achieve a ripped 0% body fat body. I did start bouldering a few months back and it's my favorite activity! It's like a physical and mental puzzle- so much fun.
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Just found out my favorite vocaloid composer from when I was a wee lass is available on Spotify!! All of his music is on there!
Anon!! Please talk about vocaloid with me!!
Who is it?
I usually just go on soundcloud for vocaloid.
me too! please share which composer!
who do you listen to on soundcloud?
I think the longest I've gone to a gym before this was like a month and i wanted to quit after 2 weeks.
Now I've started weight lifting and the first three times I wanted death but the fourth time I fell in love. I'm still not as strong as my goal is but I can easily lift my starting weights now!!
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I started a new position at my job thats a ton more work than its worth (bussing tables for less than min. wage) and every day I worry that I’m going to mess up or not complete the job description because it’s a lot of physical labor for someone with physical health issues, and I know I tend to struggle in close work environments because I can have somewhat off putting ways of expressing what I’m thinking or feeling due to being mentally ill. So far I’ve only been told I’m attentive and on top of things, and every time I finish my final objective before going home I look back and feel really good about myself and the work I did. There’s solace in looking at yourself and realizing you like yourself for the first time in your own perception. And I can identify that it’s myself! I don’t just look at myself and say ‘I like the person I’m becoming’, I say to myself, ‘I am so happy to get to see myself grow’. I’ve come a really long way in my life and I need to keep going and not let myself get the best of me.
I approached a guy I had a crush on in high school today at the coffee shop; he was out with friends. I was afraid of coming up to him because I didn't know what to say, and that it would be awkward. I had the perfect opportunity because his friends walked outside while he was cleaning the table. The last time I saw him at the shop I chickened out, several months ago. Managed to ask his number. Kinda sperged a little bit, but he was cool with it. My mom called me "ballsy" for doing it, lol.
Don't know if it will go anwhere or not, I'm not looking for that. Whatever happens, happens, but at least I know I put in the effort and that's all that matters to me.
Sounds like nothing, but I'm an (ex)depressed shut in trying to go out and do things. I'm also going bowling towmorrow for the first time in years, a kareoke bar later this month, and starting to learn piano again.
I'm very proud of you anon! Enjoy your journey of becoming a better and more capable person. I hope your future will have wonderful things in store for you!>>515530
Damn anon, better not scare him off with those humongous balls of yours. But seriously, good for you! I'm too much of a fucking weenie to ever do shit like that. Hope it works out for you!
One of my favorite posts anon, congrats. I look forward to being where you are someday.>>515839
Thank you! I think I actually may have scared him off, lol. He seemed pretty disinterested, probably just gave me his number out of politeness. He rarely texts back, gives one sentance replies. Well, I tried. I don't have to let that eat me up now. Still, it hurts. I've been putting myself out there a lot lately and getting rejected: job interviews, military, etc. I hope I land something eventually.
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Thanks again, anon. I'll keep reading your comment to myself from time to time as a remind. Messages stick better when they're meant by someone else.
I'm rarely attracted to people, maybe one person every year or so. This one, the feelings were strong. I know it's going to be a very long time before I meet someone else who gives me butterflies again. I think that's probably what's bothering me.
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I camped out and waited on the pc forever for the Colourpop x Sailor Moon collab and was able to buy the entire collection before it sold out! I'm so happy I could gift this to my lil sister after she's had a rough year.
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I read the first sentence and was really happy for you, and then I read the second sentence and I want to double over and cry about how fucking cute this is. You are a good person anon. I hope karma rewards you with a nice crisp $50 on the ground.
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i've been having a really stressful week, especially today, but my boyfriend surprised me with a guitar and i??? i'm so happy. still can't believe it. i've been writing a lot of music lately even though it's not my focus and i'm a robot STEM major. i offhandedly mentioned wanting to learn the guitar and he went out, did the research, and bought one for me.
he even got one with slightly smaller frets, because my hands are on the small side. it's so thoughtful… i can't wait to play for him. i'm gonna work really hard to learn!
I have had the same best friend since I was 5 years old. She is honestly such a light in my life. We would play every-single-day when we were kids, did literally everything together, and would video chat every day we couldn't be together.
When she was in high school and I was working, she got into drugs, partying, and ended up in really shitty, scary situations (rape, sexual assault). For 4 years or so we didn't communicate hardly at all and I lost touch with her life. I didn't know what she was doing or how she was doing. I remember feeling really shitty about it at the time, but I'd dropped out of high school to work 14 hr. shifts and didn't really have the time or energy.
After she graduated we got back into touch and started hanging out again, here and there. she took me out of my birthday and we talked like nothing had changed, just like we were 10 again, gossiping and catching up. We started hanging out more regularly, and this is when she told me about the assaults, drugs, her self esteem, etc. I felt guilty as fuck, if I had stayed in high school I could have baby sat her, protected her, literally murdered her rapist, or something ya know.
3 years ago she got into a relationship with an absolute leech. This is leech was a good friend of mine from high school, and I actually introduced them. I also felt incredibly guilty about this. He treated her so horribly and she stayed for so long trying to make it work. A couple months ago she started venting about him, and she started coming over more and more mostly to vent, for which she always apologized. She constantly says "oh I'm sorry you have to hear about this again" or "I don't wanna annoy you guys" and it was breaking my heart. She has no one ( I mean no one) to talk to, so these 4 years she's just been stewing in anger, frustration, and abuse. I told her, crying, that she is more than welcome to just go on for hours and that she deserves to have someone know what she's going through. I told her she always has a bed here, she can always call me for rides, I would never judge her about drugs and she could always count on me to help her in any situation. I also gave her advice regarding her bf. She expressed she was very grateful for it but was still very apologetic and nervous to get into it. I had my doubts that she felt what I said was genuine, like maybe I was just trying to be nice, however i was wrong.
Two weeks ago she took my advice and thanked me; she broke up with him and stood up for herself. I have literally never been more proud of a human being in my LIFE. I want to sob and jump and scream about it. She has been seeing other guys and living her life, she seems so genuinely happy now, I'm crying writing this and thinking about it. She's got a good job, no soul sucking, money sucking, gaslighting twat. She told me he wouldn't let her hang out, or would text and call her constantly while she was out, and said she feels horrible that we didn't talk for so long. I told her that it's not just her fault, that I didnt reach out either, and the guilt i felt about not being there for her/introducing her to leech. Since then we have had quite a few heartfelt talks and I've never felt closer to someone other than my s/o. Just that feeling of complete vulnerability and not giving a shit what you're wearing or if your interests are too geeky or whatever, just complete contentedness to sit on our phones in the same room and not feel awkward or like you need to entertain them.
Since she broke up with him we have been hanging out every single day practically, or just sending each other memes and shoes via text. She keeps me updated on her tinder stuff, yesterday she signed up for a gym membership with me and my bf and worked out with us 2 days in a row. We made a gym routine, made some food/dieting plans, and we are going to help each other learn and get ripped.
Tldr; loose touch with childhood best friend, after a few years reconnect and feel overjoyed that our relationship is the exact same. Having someone to talk to every day, someone who wants to just sit at your house and tell you about their life..
I'm so happy anons. I got my best friend back
Proud of you anon! I hope things will continue to get better for you from here on out.>>520315
Good luck!! >>520286
This sounds so great and amazing. I love taking walks so much, especially in the early morning, and walking down a trail by a river while passing by lots of dogs sounds like the dream.
> Be me, first time seller on ebay
> Context : burn out from work/depression, on sick reduced pay, not thinking straight or paying attention to shit
> Money is getting tight so need cash asap
> Got a fancy 500 £ watch offered to me by work, brand new, unopened, decide to put it up for sale
> Shady ebay buyer contacts me, interested to buy
> me : sees red flags left and right but don't really clock cause shitty depressed brain
> ebay notification : payment on hold, send package!
> me, dumbass, send the package to a PO box of some sorts as per buyers instruction
> ebay genuine message: XXXX buyer is a fraud, do not send them anything
> me crying at the end of my rope FUCK
So yeah this happened. I saw all the red flags (buyer's inactive accounts for 12 months, requested address different from the one registered on Ebay by buyer etc), and being not in my right mind I just went along. I never clocked that ebay fake email notifications were on my outlook (my ebay address is gmail). Fraudster asked my PayPal email which is outlook. I was so confused because I never ever realised these were fake emails lol.
Called ebay, they can't do shit.
Called royal mail same story.
Called receiving PO box company? Well well well. Now that's interesting. I talk to several people at this company and mention I contacted the police too (true), and they tell me they will investigate asap.
A few days later, they ask me to confirm my details and today, I received my watch back.
I'm so relieved and grateful. It could truly have been lost because I was just too damn stupid to use ebay. I can't believe I was had this easily. These were glaring fraud stuff, fuck my stupidity. I'm lucky this company was willing to help retrieve a stolen watch.
So today is happy day, I truly needed this watch back.
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I ran into an old highschool friend yesterday who I haven't seen in years! I came home to a letter in the mail and it was a birthday card sent by Chewy for my dog's birthday (so cute! she's turning 16 tomorrow!). Also got something in the mail from REI co-op and it's my dividend! Only $17 but heck yeah $17 in the mail! I finally drew a cityscape that I didn't entirely hate (and now I'm a little stressed about painting it but lol)!>>521282
Holy shit I'm so glad everything worked out in the end for you.
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tomorrow’s my birthday and even though i work that day i’m sitting here eating chocolate covered strawberries and having a brunch with friends on sunday
only started experiencing intimacy about a year ago but most of it wasn't stellar, as well as pretty scarce.
a little over two weeks ago i started texting this guy and it was going great. first date went well but very platonic. second date lasted a full 24 hours, almost to the minute.
going on a third date tomorrow and it's really hard not to feel super clingy given it's my first ever relationship…but i like it too!
Nice one anon.
I once found a 50 eur bill at a time when my bank account was totally dry and I had been starving for 3 days. I had just lost my first job too. There was like a whole 50 eur bill floating around, no one in sight, couldn't believe my luck.
Enjoy yours !>>522288
Enjoy the butterflies anon !
Glad you're doing better. Have been through similar, mental health went to shit but lifted the moment I was single again.
One thing I'd say is maybe don't rush into dating so soon afterward. Dating within a month of leaving an abusive
situation is fast. Take some time for yourself and enjoy your newly improved friendships
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Not something that has happened to me directly, but I figured I should post it in this thread because it really warmed my heart anyway.
One of my favorite youtubers posted on her patreon that she was going to give money to anyone who just got fired or was on unpaid sick leave because of the virus (limited to current patreons ofc). She didn't say how much she was giving way, just that it would be her entire last month's patreon earnings, and that she would try to disperse it as evenly as she could to as many people as she could. I told one of my coworkers about this and she said "yeah, but there's probably going to be some liars, huh?" That's probably true, there are bad eggs everywhere, but it really warmed my heart to see so many comments on the patreon post saying things like "Thanks for doing this! I upped my monthly pledge to you! Is there anything else I can do to support?" which made me think, well I think there's more good than bad out there right now. She only offers two tiers, both under $10, so people going out of there way to pledge as much as $25 is really nice. Yeah, people gotta look out for themselves during this time, but people also choosing to look out for others as much as possible, whether it's donating or choosing to still buy as much food as they can afford to keep their favorite mom and pop food shops open is like a nice sliver of light during these dark times.
Stay safe out there anons! I love all of you.
Ohh im so proud of you nonny
! I hope you make it thats such great news!
Im trying to lose weight as well and Ive lost 2kg so far this week i still have to lose 15kg more before I reach my goal. Small steps but Im sorta getting there
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My boyfriend made me laugh and told me I was so pretty and that he can't wait to get me a dog. We need to move to a flat that allows pets but that's on hold given current events but I can wait! I'm so happy
Weeds and prickles can get fucked but clover is sooo good for lawns.
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I had such a hard time finding a salaried job out of college and became a depressed mess for 2 years, finally turned things around this year and I feel like I'm dreaming. I feel giddy when my weekly paycheck goes through. I want to dance every time! I just can't believe the number in my bank account keeps going up!!!!
So my bf has very vivid, intense (bordering on nightterrors sometimes) dreams. My bf woke up this morning crying, like not choke sobbing but crying really hard. He got up, hugged me super tight, and said that had a very realistic dream about someone shooting me and me dying while he couldn't do anything, and at first thought it was still real when he woke up. I guess anyone would be sad about a dream like that but I've never seen him cry so hard. It kinda scared me at first but he explained how real it was and how distraught he felt. Hes been super needy this morning and it makes me feel so good. I feel bad about him having the dream but just his reaction and how grateful and happy he was to see me alive made me feel so flattered and treasured like.. fuck. The way he hugged me, buried his face in my hair, stroked my hair and held my head and kissed my forehead made me feel like I was worth something, more more than just something. I've struggled with suicidal thoughts since I was 13, he doesn't have a clue but he does a really good job at making me feel wanted and loved. I've always fell in line with the cliche "no1curr if I die" thought process, even with him just because of my low sense of self worth. Today though, it was kinda like dying and coming back as a ghost to go to your own funeral, and seeing that people -are- affected by it. Ik I'm rambling at this point but it was so sweet and I feel like I deserve to be alive.
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I've managed to lose 10 pounds this last month and I'm so excited seeing the results of my hard work. I've taken up making my own calendars and charts to keep track of my progress and it makes me feel so happy and organized. I still have a lot more weight to lose, but it's getting easier everyday to stay on track! Even my mood has become so much better and my pants/t shirts are fitting so much looser now!! I'm just so happy about it, can't wait for my cuter clothes to fit me again!>>543617
Did not see this before I typed my previous post but AAAAHH congrats anon!! Keep at it, your hard work will pay off!!
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sometimes I just love you salty bitches
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I love you too bitch
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This site is much more useable after enabling 4chan x
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The guy I'm seeing arranged a playdate today with our mutual friend and I (since we've both been complaining to him about wanting to hang out with each other for a while). We're both socially awkward/introverted so our plan is to just lay around and do nothing. It sounds perfect, honestly.
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God I love Canada. Old Quebec City is such a beautiful town and it brings a little glimmer of brightness into my day to know that I'll get to live there one day. I just want to live in a town that isn't a boring country town with nothing to do. I want to do so much with my life no matter how pathetic I feel some days.
If you like mountains and shit, I'd recommend Banff/seeing the Rockies. If you like potatoes and lobster and shit, I'd recommend PEI/Halifax/St. John's in the Atlantic.
I've never been to these places myself as a Canadian but I hear that these places are beautiful by people who have.
I took a walk around my neighborhood yesterday and today, and I’m hoping to keep it up. I tried doing at home workouts but it’s hard to motivate myself everyday to do it, it feels like a chore. But walks have always been a favorite past time of mine. It’s great to enjoy cool weather when it’s too warm in the apartment, but I like daydreaming while I walk (while still paying attention to my surroundings ofc lol) and listening to music. When I lived in Japan, I used to walk 30 minutes to school instead of using the train because I was being cheap, but after a while it was just the better choice for me- it truly felt like I was making the most of living there and soaking in everyday life (I used to take the side streets and over the span of a year I walked past the same areas and slowly watched some homes being built, put up for sale, and eventually seeing families move into it). Walking around my neighborhood back home feels so grounding and peaceful. I’m not rushing anywhere, I can walk at my own pace, I can enjoy the sights. I haven’t left my house for two months outside of taking my dog out (she doesn’t like taking long walks or staying out long because she’s old and lazy), so it feels good. My legs are also feeling a little sore and tired after only a 30 minute walk and it feels a little pathetic, but at the same time, I really welcome the feeling after so long of staying cooped up at home.
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Today marks two years that I've been mentally stable. Holy shit. I thought I could never do it, and I remember even venting on lolcow about how I thought I was going to kill myself soon and that things couldn't possibly get better.
If anyone told me back then I'd feel this good consistently, I wouldn't have believed it. Feels really nice to finally reach a place where I know I can do things I like and feel nice about them, and whenever something bad happens I can react like a normal person.
Ah, this is genuinely really nice. I hope you're all well, farmers.
Baked some delicous pastries today and I cannot wait to make them again.>>569326
Sounds like a nice and chill day anon
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Today I went to a book shop for the first time in months. Being stuck at home for the past few months really messed with my mental health and productivity, so having a bit of normality and a physical book to read feels amazing.
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2019 was a rough year for me. 2020 absolutely fucking SUCKS, don’t get me wrong, but I can’t even really remember 2019. I remember specific events, but they just exist in space and time and I don’t tie them to 2019. That whole year feels like a really fuzzy, blurry memory. Sometimes I feel like I’m currently living in 2019, because my memory feels it last left off at the end of 2018 and now we’re just starting from there. I was extremely depressed and dealing with bouts of what I now realize was probably depersonalization, all because of a break up.
But now I’m here. I feel comfortable in my body. Not in a tranny sort of way, but in a… I’m not some misplaced soul who exists in this flesh suit that’s running on autopilot sort of way. I don’t feel like my body is just a shell, I finally feel like it’s my body. It feels right. My thoughts are mine, my emotions are mine, everything I do is because I want to do it, not because I’m trying to figure out what “I” would be doing as if I’m some sort of imposter in a suit. 2019 feels like someone slammed the hard reset button in my brain. I’m no longer who I was before 2019- but I no longer miss and yearn to become or copy who that person was. I feel like a completely separate entity, and I’m perfectly fine like that. I’m happy, I’m at peace. I’m not without my own struggles, but those things don’t really bother me. They’re just all a part of my existence and proof that I’m real.
Sorry for the weird, spiritual mumbo jumbo lol. I really didn’t feel real for the longest time, I felt like a placeholder in my body until my previous/“real” self came back. Of course I know I’m still that same self, with more emotional and mental maturity, but in my head it feels like she’s gone or dead, and it’s just me left. Anyway, I saw this photo on twitter and it reminded me of that feeling lol. I’m perfectly alright no longer being the same, it’s for the better honestly.
Anon with verbally abusive ex who just moved tf out has happy update: I’m finally getting the rest of my shit tomorrow, set up all new stuff at new apartment I got through weird connection, close to my family, still have old job, and despite all the stupid passive aggressive shit my ex has been txting me (I have to keep in contact just for planning purposes at this point) I have ignored it, only sent relevant info, and moved on. Also inspired my little brother to move on in a physically and verbally abusive relationship (his ex was hitting him, threatening suicide, etc) that he was also in for almost 3 years. And I can finally be there for my mom (physically) who recently lost her dad. my parents are awesome and I regret being so far away from them. I have nowhere else to brag and because this is anonymous I’ll disclose the one thing I haven’t told a soul… or maybe I did here already I can’t fuckin remember so forgive me: he video taped me having sex with him without my knowledge or consent and then told me a year into our relationship after I had signed a lease with him. He acts like he’s mother Teresa because he could have just kept it a secret, and told me that his therapist laughed and said it wasn’t that big of a deal, further making me question whether or not it was worth getting so upset about. The final string is being cut tomorrow, thanks lolcow for letting me vent and celebrate.
Congrats on your new freedom anon.
I'm sorry you had to go through that. The secret recording is dodgy as hell, there are no good reasons for someone to do that. I'm glad you get to be closer to your family now.
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I'm this anon and it took some work and Jackson Galaxy videos but my kitty is really responding to me and becoming the sweetest, most cudddly thing ever. She cuddles with me and lets me play with her paws and sits on my lap while I do work. I love her and I truly feel as though I have the best, little furry roommate.
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my cat got featured on fat cat Instagram page!! Ik it’s dumb but it made me really happy that they thought he was cute enough to post. there were only a few comments and not as many likes on it compared to other posts on the page but it warms my heart that other people from around the world can enjoy a picture of my baby boy, I love him more than anything on the earth. pic attached is the picture I sent.
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My mom is fostering a pair of orphaned baby raccoons (out of nowhere, never would have thought she'd be the animal fostering type). They're too skittish to hold yet but I got to see them yesterday and I've seen so many pics and videos of baby raccoons and seeing one in person was still so thrilling and adorable. And I never thought I would ever have the chance to.
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I've had so many art accounts over the years and for the first time I actually gained a small following. Even one artist I really like followed me and regularly retweets my stuff. Also I'm finally out of a terrible creativity block due to stress. Feels so good to create my shitty fanart and share it with others. I hope all artanons are successful in working towards their goals today, I believe in you.
Aw, this is so cute and I'm so happy for you. I've been trying to get back into drawing again after a long, long hiatus where I thought I had given up art completely. I was actually trying to muster up the courage to practice a bit more today after I finish my coffee and then this is the first post I see when I check lolcow. A sign from the art gods, perhaps.
Thanks for the nudge, anon, I love that you can happily share your fanart with like-minded people and I can only hope one day I'll get to that level in both my art skills and confidence.
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My sleep routine is fixed. I've been waking up and 6am every day and sleeping at 9pm and I feel good.
I hope all of you artists have fun with drawing today! Even if you just enjoy looking at your materials or mixing some colours, that's still joyful in itself>>577508
One could say you're living the 69 lifestyle, congrats!
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I made my computer more girly
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I spent over 12 hours with my crush and he seems to like me back. Yees boo, give in to my charms.
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I look fine today, my skintone looks even and healthy, all my good features are poppin' and the weather is pretty nice!
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I got accepted to the computer science civil engineer program at one of the most prestigious universities in my country today!
I've always been uncertain about my future and felt lost so getting accepted really lifted my spirits up.
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There was a ladybug in my arm a couple of hours ago
HELL YEAH ANON. I used to cosplay for like 10 years of my life, never really good at sewing but it was fun as shit to brainstorm how to pattern, what fabrics to buy, and how to make it all come together, like an insane 3D puzzle.
I'm slowing getting back into sewing again, this time just for regular clothes because I'm trying not to contribute to fast fashion haha. It's nice to just think "fuck paying $30 for this, I can just make the damn thing myself"!
Good for you! My grades in uni were starting to get bad so I dropped out to prevent any further damage, and stuff like this always inspires me.
What's your degree in?
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I made a mug cake for the first time and it turned out great and it was very tasty! I'm happy
first entered school at almost 21 and now I'm almost 24, feel like it's been a slog, behind bc ive changed my major multiple times. Should drop out but don't want to work min wage for the rest of my life
I made friends with a couple younger people by a few years and it's not too bad, I'm immature anyway, but the 18 year olds straight outta high school make me feel like a fetus. The good thing is that there are some older people who've made me feel less insecure about being considered "old"
Nta but I entered this year at 23. Initially I felt like complete shit about it but no one ever mentioned my age again after the initial shock that I was 23 and not 17-20ish like the rest. I'm 24 in my second year starting this september. I ocassionally find some of the younger students have a childish/immature approach to their studies but other than that I blend in really well. The only thing I can say is you probably mind your own age more than the rest does.>>582551
yikes I hate how relatable this is. Changed my major multiple times, now I'm studying something that's okay but I'm not genuinely interested in it. I'm just doing it so I can have a good job and carreer in a few years.
I envy the young people in their late teens who know exactly what they want for themselves, graduate in their early twenties and move on to the next stage of their lives. Sorry positivity thread.
Reentered at 27. I naturally gravitated towards the other older students (around 23) but some younger ones were mature enough that there was virtually no difference. Nobody gave a shit about my age either and teachers took me more seriously thanks to it.
You don't even have to disclose your age if you don't want to, or you can get it out of the way immediately and people will quickly forget. There are other more pressing matters to worry about when studying. I'm willing to bet you won't even be the oldest. You'll be fine anon, trust.
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Woke up feeling like shit, had to meet my bf later in the day. Couldn't find anything to Wear, everything I tried on just felt off. By the time I found something I was running late and didn't have time to shower. Anxiety through the roof as I'm walking, finally get there and my bf says he slept in and will be another hour. Decided to get some lunch and look at the shops while I wait. Went into a little thrift store wasn't expecting to find anything but just as I was about to leave a really pretty dress caught my eye. It was from the brand NobodysChild new with tags and only £4. I know it's small but it really made my day finding that steal of a deal and my day got gradually better from there.
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This cute little baby is starting to grow! I pollinated some flowers that bloomed so I'm hoping and excited to get more chilis.
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>lesbian, date my biggest crush. deeply in love.
>finally get engaged to gf of 4 years, she says yes then a month later says no
>gf of four years cheated on me with one of her coworkers
>PAIN AND TEARS NON STOP FOR LITERALLY A YEAR
>they got engaged after only three months, heart even more broken than ever
>theyre still engaged and making plans for their wedding
>talking to my older brother. says a week ago or so he was walking by the place my ex gf works. says she saw the girl who she cheated on me with (the girl she is currently engaged to) holding hands and hugging some random dude in the parking lot. that as soon as they got inside they stopped holding hands and tried to walk as if they werent together just a moment ago
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After asking anons here for what I should paint, I finally painted something after almost a year. I'm really happy, felt so nice to get down and relax and paint. I almost forgot what it felt like. I remember why I loved painting so much before. I know it looks mediocre but I'm proud for drawing at all. Using the paints my mom gifted me years ago. No worries about me posting my art here because I don't have social media for art, just wanted to share my happiness with you guys. Can't wait to paint more ♥
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The face is great, nice work anon!
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I love u anons, u are all queens
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I don't know if this is the appropriate place, but I could use some positivity right now. I can't bring myself to submit my job application or make the phone call to see if my insurance covers a surgery I need. I've been putting it off too long. I tried a while back but got put on hold, got anxious, and then hung up. Why do I do this?
Dude I’m the same way, I put off simple tasks that can easily be completed and will benefit me so much when done because of some unreasonable anxiety.
You got this anon, it’s gonna be such a weight off your shoulders once you do the things and it isn’t as bad as you think it’s gonna be! You’re stronger than your anxiety, getterdone.
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i recently got a tattoo over some old self harm scars and i'm so happy!!! the tattoo artist was WONDERFUL, anons. he was so friendly and gentle (this was my first tattoo so i was unsure about what to expect).
and the tattoo itself turned out amazing. i didn't have a clear picture in my mind of what i wanted, so i let it be up to the artist. so when he showed me the sketch i was so amazed omg.
the scars aren't even really visible unless you know they are there and look at them from a certain angle. i can't wait to wear short sleeved shirts and tops (i haven't wore them for YEARS). i finally feel comfortable in my own skin.
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Bought a new laptop and wanted a laptop case for it, but I'm too much of a cheap bitch to pay like $10 for one off Amazon, so what am I doing? DIYing it with extra fabric I have at home. I don't have fun patterned fabric, so I decided to embroider something. I'm trying out sashiko embroidery for the first time and even though it's a little wonky looking in some spots and lots of other beginner mistakes, I think it looks so good!! I'm so excited for the finished product. It's very therapeutic to do.
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I got a job and put in my two weeks at my current job that has been treating me like garbage. I took a pay cut but the weight off my shoulders/mental health is worth it.
This one isn't mine!! I wish though lol. Might post the finished product when I'm done! >>584844
Hell yeah anon! I did the same thing last year and my entire life has gotten so much better. I also save a lot more money now because I'm not constantly buying dumb shit to try and make my life less shit haha.
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I hemmed a dress for the first time!! I've never sown anything before and the thread looks like shit but it's sturdy and I did it!! This is such an invaluable skill for a shortie like me. I'm so glad and proud of myself for going for it.
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Here’s my finished first attempt at sashiko embroidery!! Next up I’ll be sewing it up into a laptop case (or sleeve I guess??) but I just wanted to post a pic of it before it’s potentially destroyed lol. I left some of the upper lefthand corner unfinished because I figured it’ll just be hemmed down anyway so no point.
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I used to adore art as a kid and was always known as "the girl who draws" but as I became older I quickly lost motivation to draw because of my extreme perfectionism and low self esteem bringing me down. It's been at least five years since I completed even a simple little drawing. Anything I've tried to draw disgusts me and I have to immediately scribble it out or erase it completely. I've always wanted to get back into doing art, but I was scared and kept putting it off. But with all this time in quarantine I decided it was time to ease myself back in. It's been really hard getting over the perfectionist mentality and I keep telling myself that it's okay to make things that are ugly and bad.
Lately I've just been trying to grind some fundies and do simple gesture drawings and anatomy studies, but tonight I was bored and decided to sketch some random poses from memory, and although it's still not great, I'm amazed at how much progress I've made, and I'm actually keeping the sketches instead of erasing them immediately. I still have so much further to go in my art journey, but I can see the tangible progress I've made and I'm so happy I could cry. I won't give up this time around, I swear I'll keep progressing and improving and make the art I want to. Wishing all of you ladies the best of luck in your own creative endeavors!
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I’m proud of you anon, I love seeing people get passionate about things. A happy drawing!
This is actually my first embroidery project ever!! I actually really wanted to make some of the boxes on the right fabric piece gold, but my dumb brain forgot to skip the stitches lol. Since it's all a running stitch, I can't even cut them out haha. Might just go over them with gold embroidery floss.>>585914
Try it anon! I believe in you! It's all running stitches and I didn't even use an embroidery hoop (though it might have helped at some points lol).
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I used to waste $5-10 per week on teas from cafes, but I've decided to learn to brew my own and it's becoming an awesome hobby!
There's a super cute loose leaf tea shop in my town. I love looking at the hundreds of teas, they have every blend and flavor you could ever think of - maple black tea, rose chai, blueberry green tea, so on. Buying loose leaf tea is also super cheap, getting 1 oz (brews 10-15 cups) is about $2-3 as long as you aren't at some boujie boutique place. Way cheaper than tea bags. Once a month I choose some really good flavors and only spend ~$7.
I've been trying different ways of making it, like cold-brewing, or adding coconut cream. I want to try making jams for it as well, and buy some cute mason jars for it so I can show it off at school.
Tl;dr tea is a super healthy and cheap hobby! Would recommend, it's my little daily ritual now!
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Anon this sounds so cute… My best friend and I love teas. We once saw this cool tea set up at a buffet place where they had all the jars filled with different teas (all in bags but we'd probably do loose leaf) and they were hung on some sort of rack that tilted them slightly forward.
I want to buy a fancy tea set one day (looooved the ones at Teavana but couldn't justify the price or space for it as a poor college student) and just drink tea with her on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
My ex-girlfriend loved tea too. She had a whole table covered with different types of tea and all of them were so good!! We had similar taste (both liked floral teas) whereas my best friend and I tend to buttheads about some teas haha (she hates floral teas but we both loooove fruity/citrusy teas).
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Ahhhh you two are so inspiring, I wanna have a one-man tea party…. Well, my cat and me hahahah
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Recently I’ve gotten into sewing things out out of old cloth fabrics and mending/enforcing unraveled pieces of clothing I’d like to enjoy wearing for just little longer. It’s been very helpful in dealing with stress at work (as an only woman in a conservative workplace,blegg).
I hope the best for you anon!!! You must have heard it a thousand times by now, but things really do get better. A few years ago I was struggling very much with my depression, constantly suicidal, and had major issues with food (not a full blown ED but definitely did not have a healthy relationship with food). I never would have imagined that I would be where I am today. I'm not super rich or working a fancy job in my field or anything but I'm… happy! I'm making some money and have paid off my student loans, I've made so many friends from college and work who I still talk to frequently and pour as much love and care into me as I do into them, and I feel like life is just… good for once.
I'm not here to brag, but rather I hope your future will hold similar things for you. A life where your demons don't control every second of every day, a life where you have achieved success (no matter what that may be, a success is a success) and will continue to achieve more success! I believe in you too anon, good luck out there!! The world can be cruel, but I think there are things out there that make it worth staying for.
This is something I needed to read. It's been four years since my ED manifested, and even longer that I've been struggling with MDD and anxiety. Im finally at a point where I never thought I'd be in terms of my depression.
I'm hoping I'll get through this someday.
Best of luck to you, anons!
my kitten is 3 months old & he does the exact same thing. he is such a lap cat, he spends most of the day napping on me. I love him
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>>588053>/ot/ is full of cuties
The cutie is you, anon
Cute bf brought me to a forest today. It was hot and humid and we got a few ticks on us, but it was a blast. We saw so many birds, ate wild blueberries, and mushrooms were beginning to sprout! Tomorrow he's coming over to celebrate my birthday with me, and ugh I can't wait. I'm gonna try to sleep but I'm so excited
this is so wholesome, you’re adorable
I’m thinking of going strawberry picking this weekend if the weather is nice
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probably tarts with custard, if we get a good haul I might be adventurous and try making strawberry panna cotta!
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Oh my god that sounds so heavenly. I haven't had panna cotta in like five years. Hope it goes well!!
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thank you! I’m not a huge sweets person but I find the more subtle sweet stuff really nice, especially when it’s incorporated with cream or custards.
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A very nice older lady at the job I'm leaving treated me to lunch at the expensive restaurant across the street. It was my first time having soba and fatty tuna sushi!!!!! Tomorrow is my last day and I'm planning on writing everyone cards and leaving them on their desk tomorrow night for them to find when they eventually come in.
Happy birthday Anon!!!
I hope you'll have an amazing year ahead ~
Thank you anons!! And yes the tuna was sooo good!! I've been fortunate enough to be treated to an expensive omakase sushi course (at another place) before but I just played along like 'yeah mhmm this is totally good' since it tasted as average as any other sushi I'd eaten. This tuna was genuinely so good though!!! Maybe it was the company I was with too hehe.
I left gave cards to my coworkers at my old job when I left too. It feels really cheesy, but I feel so lucky to have met so many wonderful people through work. A lot of my coworkers here are older women, and they always tell me encouraging things like "You're still young! You still have time to figure things out! Do whatever you like, I know you'll succeed no matter what!" and it feels so nice and reassuring since I've felt so lost about what to do with my life. I want to make them proud!! Another coworker told me I can drop by anytime haha. After Covid had settled down, I'd really like to come and drop off some baked goods because I've gotten so many delicious snacks from everyone here…>>589136
Happy birthday anon!!! That sounds like the best. Since befriending my current best friends, I've really come to enjoy giving gifts more than receiving!! I love coming across things that are just perfect for them, and it feels so nice to get really thoughtful gifts in return too!!!
Proud of you anon!!! Good job!! Best of luck on your job hunt, don’t feel too defeated when the eventual job hunting grind starts to wear you down, it’s not your fault- we’re all in this sinking boat together lol.
I’m working 7 straight days this week, tomorrow being my 7th day, so this sunday is my only day off. I usually clean on saturdays but when I came home and saw that no one was home, I took the opportunity to start cleaning so I didn’t have to worry about doing it tomorrow or on my only day off!! Now I can sleep in to my hearts content on sunday hehe. My cousin also helped me out and offered to mop so I could get started on cooking the rice for dinner!
I'm the same anon! I've become comfortable in having an ordinary life, and knowing that the things I may create in the future don't need to have my face attached to them in order for me to feel successful about having made them.
I think social media really messed me up going up, thinking I could be like all those youtube stars and whatnot, but I'm much more content not being scrutinized and possibly stalked by strangers on the internet lol.
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I've lost 8 lbs and I'm super happy about it. I still have a long way to go but this is major progress for me. This is my goal dress so I'm trucking on.
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I lost my phone number yesteday since I forgot to charge it for 4 months. I was pretty sad about it, but thankfully it wasn´t that difficult to change.
I lost some information, but those were numbers of people that never call me either way and some stuff that was just making my phone slower. Now it has more space.
So I decided to take a break from work and download again Love Nikki. I won many cute clothing and a price with coins and diamons.
Right now is raining and I´m all comfy playing dress up.
Life is good.
I love painting so much, how amazing is it that you can just take a brush and some paint and just make whatever you like? I just painted a skeleton with a raven on his shoulder. I wish more people would dare to paint but everyone seems to think they're not good at it. How can you be good at it if you never tried dummy? >>591704
Good luck, I'm so happy for you! What cosplay will you make?
Thanks Anon that’s so nice of you to say! I totally agree with your point on painting, I think about this all the time whenever I’m sketching. There really are no limits to art, it’s very liberating! I would love to see your painting, obviously if you don’t want to post it here I understand!
I’m actually making a female version of scarecrow from the dark knight movies, I recently went to go and see them in the cinema (they’re playing old movies atm due to Covid) and it reignited my love for the character. The mask he wears in the movies looks really simple at first but there’s a lot of small details that I think would make it a really fun cosplay to work on.
Haha me too, I was thinking if I went for a thinner burlap fabric for the mask then I’d be able to breathe and see a bit better. Also Cillian Murphy is probably the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen, I’m a huge fan of him he’s such a great actor!
For all I can’t see your painting I’m sure it looks incredible, it’s nice to hear that you’re loving painting! It’s so important to have a bit of escapism especially now.
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I have been waking up and doing early morning stretches for a month now. I hope I can keep the habit up once winter hits and the sun rises later in the day. Just feels good to wake up and move my body a little. I can also touch my toes first thing in the morning without struggling!!! Since I was in like… middle school, I was only able to get midway down my shin. Touching my toes used to really hut lol
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I tried my hand at baking pic related today, and they turned out so great. I am so proud of myself. Even my mom who's normally picky with food loved them. I've never baked anything more complicate than a creme brulee before so this is an accomplishment for me
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Wow, congrats on making these, I'm glad your mom enjoyed them as well. Was it difficult to make? Like other anon, I just remembered we have local portugese delicatessen where I can get these as well hehe
I love that I came across this post because this was literally me a month ago with the same portugese custard tarts! I remember I saw a photo of them online and instantly wanted to make them. My parents (and my mom who just like yours is critical when it comes to food) both loved it! They've asked me to make it twice since!
If anyone wants to try them but don't have a portugese bakery near them, nandos sells them and they taste delicious.
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My cat licked my cheek and it was so cute
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This question probably doesn't belong here but is there anywhere I can find other wholesome shows like The Moomins? This show makes me so happy and idk why, it just gives off good vibes. Too bad the reboot is trash though. I always watch this show on an off day.
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Hell yea girl, keep doing good for yourself
I'm cheering you on! I hope we both will get there and be able to just enjoy the things we have.>>593513
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I bought 3 pairs of stevie leggings from Old Navy at the recommendation of a coworker (for comfortable, but professional enough looking that I can get away with wearing at work, leggings) and they’re SO NICE. They just came in the mail and I love them! They were on sale for $18 and then there was another discount so I got them for $13 a pair. They’re nice and thick so they’ll definitely be great in the winter (used to layer heattech leggings under my thin F21 leggings lol). It looks like they’re back to full price and I’m happy that I like them so much because I definitely bought them on impulse and feel less regret now hahah
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Look at my delicious basic-ass focaccia, ladies. It's so crispy and fluffy and I just ate a piece as a sandwich with goofy smile on my face
God damn I love making bougie food
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That's awesome! I'm hanging out with my older sister (and her new bfm) and we're taking turns playing through the ff8 remaster. It's sooo nostalgic for us, we even wrote fanfiction together back then. I hope you have fun with your little sister still!
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I’m going to hang out with my best friend tomorrow, and I’m so excited to see her face to face since it’s been a while. Last time we talked on the phone I started a really retarded argument about a misunderstanding and I’m so glad she forgave me for being a total socially awkward sperg
So happy for you, anon! Good friends are the best!>>595850>>595859>>596049
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I was too busy to spend time with any of my IRL friends for a whole year, which made them cut off contacts with me after I've moved out, but this week I am going to meet one of my internet friends!! I am sure 3 hours of travelling through a busy to her country is worth it.
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Had a rough morning, no water in the kitchen, couldn’t find proper tools I needed, oven refused to reach the cooking temp I needed but I made lemon rolls and they’re DELICIOUS.
Will definitely be remaking these in the future, and hopefully the universe will stop fucking fighting with me every step of the way. Pic related. They’re ugly as hell but at least they taste damn good. Even my dad, who usually hates it when I bake and won’t eat most of the desserts I make, asked for a second piece.
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Sucks that I turned 29 today (and becoming a wizard) but at least my siblings bought me cake and wine for this “special day”.
FUCK YEAH BITCH HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
An instathot I used to follow held a funeral themed birthday for her 30th birthday (funeral bc laying rest to her 20s lol) and I’m excited to turn 30 and do something similar (though on a much smaller, probably more lame way lol)
Thank you all <3
Heh, a funeral themed bday would be interesting, but then I’ll get too sad…
Jfc red velvet cake + red wine is my ultimate weakness
Happy birthday bb I hope you got something nice and had some bonding time with your siblings!
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BF's taking me to visit his chill folks for the first time this weekend. He's going to show me the forest near the house and we're going to look at bugs.
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We've all just been to my grandpa's 93rd birthday today! It was just slightly weird taking into account of all covid precautions. There was much love all around.
God, I love my my family!!!
Here he is at the head of our table. We love you grandpa!
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Talking to a cute girl for like 2 weeks, we went to dinner and we’re going out again this weekend. Right now I think it’s still the friend stage but she also jokes about things like getting us matching life jackets to swim at the beach with and she said I was cute and liked I was tall. I’m so excited to see her again.
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Didn't realize I was responding to the op, you live your life how you want to dude lmao
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I’ve been really getting into fountain pens and inks and an ink sample set I just ordered arrived!!! It’s only 2ml per color but I needed like 10 drops to fill up my converter for my pen so these samples alone are probably gonna last me months… I’m so excited to write with them!!! To write in my journal, to write holiday and birthday cards to all of my friends, ugh I love stationary so much.
The Haha(?), Kikyou and Nekoyanagi shades are so pretty. Where did you order them from?>>602273
To be fair, you shouldn't want your family or yourself be associated with lolcow, it doesn't exactly have a positive reputation. And not everyone who visits here has good intentions. You really should refrain from posting pics that could possibly identify you in the future just to be safe..
Will do!! lol I put some in one of my empty rollerball pens that I just cleaned out but the ink refuses to flow right now haha>>602927
I ordered from Goulet Pens! They have a BOGO sale on these shark themed fountain pens and I have a free shipping code from this order… I’m tempted haha. I was looking forward to the Haha shade the most but can’t justify $24 for a full sized bottle. I’m super fickle and always want to try new colors so I might only order samples from here on out. They also have lots of other sample ink sets and individual colors too!!
samefag, but here's the journaling thread >>475318
, thought I should provide you with the link lol
I decided recently that I wanted to play my 3ds on twitch, using my actual 3ds. I love learning about new things, including the setup involved in getting this stuff started
My only computer is a 2012 MBP, so online help for my specific needs is kinda sparse. But some creative googling and I'm pretty much up and running! The only thing left for me is getting a more reliable aux splitter, since the one I bought is recognized by my computer like… 20% of the time?
I brought it over to my friend's place to test on her more recent MBP and it has about an 80% recognition rate. Much better than mine, so I figure it must be hardware-related. That was literally for my own curiosity though, all I wanted to know is if it was hard to run on ALL Macbooks, or if mine was special due to age or something.
One exhausting debate later (because my friend wants to suggest all these things that don't make sense, and really streaming a 3ds is a special kind of beast anyway, until she told me I should just give up and emulate – why would I get this far just to give up now? I came over to test a cord!), and I went home and purchased three different types of dongles. I'm excited to get them in the mail and test them, even if my friend poopoo'd that idea (but really she was poopooing everything anyway)
Heck, if none of them work I'll just return them and keep my first one – 20% is more than zero, so
idk I like the idea of streaming, and I REALLY enjoy the feeling of getting this working when there are so many pieces involved
heck I might suck or not be interesting, but I'll be proud of having both game sound and picture lmao
Thank you for the tip anon! That's my current setup. I did some light reading on the capture card needing a hardware mod and nope'd out of that. Mine's already hacked anyway, so I just added the NTR CFW. I followed that exact guide, actually!
The cable is for sound – I can broadcast picture over the wifi, but not sound.
Most people can just plug an aux cable from the 3ds headphone jack to their dedicated mic jack on their pc and boom they're in business, but most laptops have one combo jack, and my MBP DEFINITELY only has one combo jack. If you want to use a mic, apple wants you to use a headset/mic combo with a TRRS jack, and just flat out won't recognize TRS mics and just calls them headphones. It's annoying, so in order to use an external mic I was using a 3.5mm TRRS to TRS splitter so I can plug in TRS mic and TRS headphones. Once my computer recognized the mic (20% of the time), I swapped out the mic cable with the 3ds aux cable and it was fine. This method is tedious because you need both a mic AND headset plugged in or else the MBP isn't going to recognize the mic initially.
I've been doing a lot of testing for a while lmao
I guess I'll update with what I think is my final fix! One of the dongles I bought was a USB splitter, which is acting as a TRRS audio jack (but from the usb port) and splitting it into mic and headphones again, only it has it's own soundcard in the USB head.
100% success rate!!
Plugged and unplugged several times just to be sure, but yeah! AND! I just plug in the 3ds aux cable into the mic port and it just WORKS – I don't need to have an extra headset plugged in or do any mic swaps or anything aaaa I'm so happy
Happy for you anon. If you feel low or your mind returns to what you experienced before don't be afraid to tackle it by speaking to someone. Even though you're out of there physically your mind still needs patience and time. I wish you nothing but the best with this peaceful life you should have had all along.>>606370
Nice. This would be my dream way to spend an evening. I enjoyed reading this >>606125
Update us if you can!>>602256
I wouldn't have posted a picture but viewing this regardless made me happy. I'm really happy for your family and specifically for him. We recently lost a grandparent just after they hit their 99th birthday, didn't get to see her at all for it due to covid. Had to then watch her funeral service over Facebook of all places. Cherish your grandad. I'm glad you have these photos and that you value your time with your family. It's very heartwarming.
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I had brain surgery 3 days ago and I was actually able to sleep the whole night last night. Small victory, but I woke up really excited cause yesterday I was sobbing uncontrollably thinking that the pain was never gonna go away enough I could sleep. I hope all you anons have good and happy days!
Thanks anon! Will try to post some of the inks there!
I think bottled ink is usually roughly this price. I don't own too many bottles, only some of Herbin's anniversary ink bottles (they have shimmer in the ink and are soo pretty) and two plain color inks (also Herbin). My shimmer inks were almost $30 a pop I think lol. A single bottle will probably last years though, it doesn't take that much to fill up a pen's converters, and even pens with large ink capacity might still take a while to finish depending on how much you write. It's honestly not a bad deal, but maybe a bad idea to buy so many full sized bottles since it would take forever to get through one haha.
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I've been a bit sad because I finally finished burning through my new favorite candle, Sugared Lemon Zest, from Bath & Body Works. It's a perfect balance of sweet and lemon-y, without being too heavy on either side. I thought it had been discontinued and I'd never be able to get it again until I realized Limoncello, which B&BW always has year round, has the same scent notes. I've never smelled that one before somehow but I'm going to try and go to the store sometime this week. But this brightened my day to know there's a candle that smells like this, it's such a comforting scent. Yes, I know it's pathetic to get this excited over an overpriced candle but it's important to me that my apartment smells nice!
Now if only I could find a good dupe for B&BW London Tea & Lemon… it's so nostalgic for me. Kind of crazy how different scents can bring you right back to a very specific moment.
The scent is heavenly! sometimes lemon scents are too overpowering for me and smell like cleaning products, and I'm not a fan of sweet/bakery scents, but damn this one is perfect. Btw you could always try wax melts or wall plug ins! Bath & Body Works has a ton of different wall plug in scents.
And yeah I got this random candle from TJX years ago, a super unique orange scent, that I've never been able to find a dupe of. It doesn't even have a brand as far as I can tell.
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Thanks mods, you've made my day and I feel like a good noodle
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My bangs are finally the perfect length again, I plucked my eyebrows, I tried practicing with makeup a little and realized I was prettier without it, put on my favorite combat boots for a bit just to remember how cool I feel wearing them, and my abs are starting to show up. Even if just for today, I feel good about my appearance. I hope you're all feeling good too. Also look at this pretty house I found in a programming tutorial (somehow??)
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This is fuckin wholesome and adorable and I’m pumped for you, anon.
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I love my anon sisters.
I LOVE YOU TOO>>608057
I love this. I hope he continues to treat you right and with all the love and respect you deserve!!!!
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read through this thread for the first time in a while and something feels different now. i'm so excited for the future. i'm so excited to meet new people and make new memories. i hope good things come to you all. thank you anons.
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I wasn't feeling great today honestly (anxiety, partner almost took his life etc.) but reading through this thread really makes my day atleast better. I hope everyone is feeling good today, we might live in hard times but sometimes we gotta look on the brightside of things. Hope you all have a wonderful day, bless you all kind strangers.
Anyway, heres a wholesome cat meme for everyone
thank you! I think I was too akward and talked way too much about weird things. But he made me feel very comfortable so we just talked for hours.
He didn’t contact me afterwards but it was a very nice experience nevertheless. Especially now during the pandemic it was great going out of my room for once.
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Pls forgive me, anon. Here he issss
Whosa pwetty kitty with an overbitty
Good luck to him in his new loving home!
I hope he'll stay cuddly too! That's so sweet you've got such a loving kitty yourself! That's the best kind of cat to have. I have two adult cats and one is such a cuddle bug while the other one will bite me and claw me if I dare pet anywhere near her tummy when she's laying on her side. (Always on her terms, the little brat)
I was always a dog person my whole life until I started working at an animal shelter and fell in love. I literally adopted my two other cats within two months of working there, that's how quick it was!
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I got a job!! And I might be moving in with the boyfriend next month! Also, I just made amazingly soft and dank cinnamon rolls! 2021's my year, ya'll
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Went to the nursery today to get a few different flowers to liven up my days & did some gardening. Pic related are celosia and that is one of the varieties I got.
My bees are happy and so is my heart!
Hell yeah!! Best of luck with school anon! I hope you'll be able to stay safe too if you're going to classes in person!>>616454>My bees are happy and so is my heart!
I want to be your friend anon…
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Ordered bahn mi and kimchi fries for myself and my coworker. I haven't bought from this shop in MONTHS and I missed them so much. So so so happy they got to open up their shop in the city and that I finally get to eat them again. I love this place so much, their food is so yummy.
This post is adorable
THE BEES AAAAAA
Hell yeah, banh mi!!>>616794
That's wonderful! I know that feel, I recently got a new phone too after water kept getting into the screen cracks.>>616815
Praying for you, anon!! Make sure you prep for it!
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Omg anon same!! Especially the last part oof
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Y’all are like the sisters I always wanted but never had, complete with the love as well as the bickering
Thank you anon!!! I feel really cute in them hehe>>619449
Fuck yeah anon, red frames sound so cool!! I bet you'll look super good in them!! Saying 'fuck it' and not caring is so much easier said than done, but I hope you'll be able to and then eventually really truly stop giving a fuck about if anyone thinks you don't look good in them! We deserve self confidence and to love ourselves and our outward appearance.
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Ive just took a hot bath this moring. Jfc you dont know how happy i am just to take one, my pipe system is a little fucked so only one side of the house gets hot water. Its been almost a year since ive had my last hot water bath, after shit that happen this year, a long and deserving bath is all i wanted.
I miss baths so much… can't wait until it's winter time to take a nice hot bath!! I love warming myself up with a nice long soak.
I studied abroad for a little bit during my undergrad and did a homestay with a sweet little old lady who let me call her mom, and during the winter she would always insist on me getting in the bath, even when I told her I was hesitant because I was on my period (she also insisted that I go first). She used to buy these little fizzy things for me to use (sort of like a bath bomb but smaller and more compact and not as fancy, but still nice).
I went through similar, never smoked in the first place but nurses always asked about it. Said it's important not to start as it would affect the chances of it clearing up.
I'm HPV free now and cells aren't perfect but they're not a great concern either
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I bought myself an Inuyasha inspired necklace from bisoulovely as a birthday present to myself a few months ago (Inuyasha was my first ever anime and I finally finished it like days before this preorder dropped lmao) and it just arrived today and I FUCKING LOVE IT. Pic related is not mine but it came in pretty much the same packaging and I got the LIGHT UP BOX!!!!!! God I’m so in love with it. When the creator announced she was switching to these boxes, I thought only certain orders over a certain dollar amount would get it so I wasn’t sure if I would get it, but I did!!!! The necklace is so cute, the packaging is next level, worth every dollar spend and every minute I waited for it.
Now I’m sad the box that my luxury watch came in doesn’t light up kek. Easily 10x the price but the lack of a little light makes it feel like it pales in comparison hahaha. Next time I want to save up and get a piece done in solid gold from her (just got gold vermeil this time). Sometimes my friends belittle me for being bougie and liking jewelry (even though I only own like… maybe two real solid gold/silver pieces worth a hefty price that were both gifted to me) but I don’t give a fuck!!!!! Look at this pretty shit!!!!! I feel like a princess just owning it!!!
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Their stuff is soooooo nice!! I’m usually into very plain/minimalist jewelry, especially when it comes to rings, but ughh I’d love to get maybe a ring or two from them one day! Their stacked rings are especially pretty! >>623287
This is actually the necklace I got but thank you anon!!! It’s so elegant and dainty hehe. I’m so excited to wear it out but also simultaneously nervous about it too hahaha. It’s not super fancy but I feel like if I ever wear it to the office it’s enough to make my coworkers go “oh do you have a date tonight?” or something lol
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To any anon reading this:
I hope everything works out for you
I only own one other very nice necklace that I know is solid gold but I'd say they're pretty comparable! Bisoulovely does offer the option to get their stuff done in solid gold/silver (I think you have to DM them for it, and it's done at a premium cost of course) and I was tempted to do it for this necklace, but I don't think I'll be wearing it so often, plus I wasn't in a financial situation to drop that
much on a piece of jewelry for myself when I ordered it haha. This necklace looks really nice irl. I'm not a big fan of gemstones at all (especially not FIVE on a single piece lol) but it overall looks really classy! Really a cherry on top piece, especially with anything with a deep V cut. Not gaudy or too standout which I like too.
I've also always been eyeing stuff from Mejuri because a lot of their stuff fits my regular taste of minimalist/simple jewelry. They have a store in my city and I quite like a lot of their stuff, but I haven't bought any of it yet. They're not too
expensive for what they are imo, but then again, I'm also a big jewelry noob lol.
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I passed one of the most important exams of my whole uni career and I never really believed I could do it. Any anons who have self-doubts like me - you can do it too!
I studied so much and it really paid off. I'm so happy right now.
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NOW is my TIME! I'm gonna get it together and start feeling like a productive, disciplined, self-fulfilling person again. I'm finally at a place where I'm financially secure with a relatively stress-free job so I want to make the best out of all the rest of my life. This last month or two since I graduated I've been an uninspired couch potato but I'm gonna hold myself accountable from now on!
>gonna finish my professional portfolio
>pick up my creative hobbies again
>attend a few workshops and lectures at this exclusive online bootcamp I got into to get inspired!
>gym's have re-opened so I can get ripped again
>save up as much money as I can
>start eating clean and putting effort into my meals
>start applying for jobs in my graduate field, possibly thinking of other places I'd like to move to.
>pick up some new hobbies and fun stuff to look forward to other than mindless scrolling!
>stop relying on weed as much, limiting it down to hopefully a few times a week rather than every day.
Just before the lockdown I was in a place similar to this, so I know it's not as hard as it seems to me now just cos I've been idling for so long. It feels like I have a lot to do but at least now that I'm not in school it doesnt feel like there's as much of a time limit. I'm going to try and enjoy the process rather than focusing on the end result.
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Haha anon, thanks so much, it really put a smile on my face. :) But I'm not sure what you had in your mind. I really like how the shirt and the head came out even though I've just been using my touchpad. (The lineart is not by me)
I have to be honest, someone with more experience also colored the picture (in a different style) and I used it to reference where the shadows go. I have a long way to go but I feel like I could invest in a tablet or some coloring lessons.
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Here it issss!!!
Also a typo, 2 diff types of pages. Can't wait to paint on the cover to customize it hehe
just saw this anon thanks ! <3 i hope you can start soon
i am taking classes to get my medical coding certificate and then possibly transferring to healthcare managment in the future !
This is such a good feeling! I'm happy for you, took me forever to get to that point in life.
In general, recently I've noticed I've managed to become far more positive about art. In the past I used to get really intimidated and upset looking at people better than me, it would always block me from creating anything myself as I knew it will never be this good. Latest months I've noticed a complete shift in that mentality, every time I see something good it immediately inspires me to create something of my own; it's such a healthy mindset, my past self would be so proud!
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y'all i'm just really good at programming, there's no two ways about it. it feels so nice to be actually proficient in a marketable skill, and i can just type as fast as i think. whether it's low level mathy programming or spinning up a pretty ui, i can do it–and when there's something i can't do, it doesn't take long to learn because of my extensive background!
i've never complimented myself on this before but after years of education, i'm allowing myself this feeling
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Good job anon it's great to acknowledge your skills.
I moved into a new place (temporarily) and I was so afraid that I wouldn't be able to decorate my room because it looks really old and everything's white but the landlords are pretty nice and I've repainted some things, replaced the old dingy chandelier, put up a pinboard with my favorite stuff, we bought new shelves and put up decorations on the wall and even got potpourri and it feels so nice. I love being here, I love just laying on the bed and looking at the things around me and remembering how we got them or how I customized them. I'm sharing a room with my old roommate but my new roommates are really nice too. They say we fit right in. It feels like living in the neet apartment in princess Jellyfish. Feels good man
Anon I'm so incredibly happy and proud of you.
I never had a full blown ED but I struggled a lot with my body image and food a couple years ago, some of that time while I was studying abroad in Japan! I think back on it now and I regret it deeply, feel bad missing out on a lot of the food culture there for muh thigh gap lol.
I'm sure you're a cute and beautiful person. I hope you'll have many more days appreciating yourself and your body and good food!
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Under a year ago I felt motivation for the first time and strived to live better as a whole; workout, cook, make friends no matter the circumstances, achieve personal goals I was slacking on…
Now I feel like it's becoming second nature for me. I cook, I workout at least once a week, I do yoga if my body feels even a little bit tight/sore, I've been practicing my hobbies on a weekly basis, I've gotten a lot better at not ignoring stressful yet important tasks, I've been going out of my way and putting myself out there to make friends despite my dead campus…
Fuck, I always wanted to be here deep down, but I always coped saying all I needed was to get good grades and be on the internet.
I know when the pace picks up I won't be as "regular" on everything but y'know, I don't think I'll give up entirely on socializing, working out, hobbies etc just because life got harder.
I'm proud that I got here even if it wasn't the same process as everyone else. I was in a bubble for years but now I'm out in the real word and making the most out of it.
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I saved a bee from the stairwell today. I gave it ginger ale and it drank a lot and then slept in my palm for a very long time and peed on me once. It was very dusty and cleaned itself, too. Usually, I low-key freak out when they just freeze and start shaking but today I finally learnt / figured that they're sleeping because of exhaustion. That didn't take me forever to learn at all … This one flew off when I finally moved it (very upset and unwilling lol) to get ready to bring it to a garden. Hopefully, the little guy find a place to spend it's last autumn days nicely. I feel slightly less useless now.
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here it is sleeping post-pee and pre-clean
Damn, I want cream puffs now.>>631311
Get the fuck out of here bitch
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Its still rough and i still live at home with nothing going for me but, I've been improving. honestly anons therapy is key if you have mental illness. It's still a long way to go with many issues but my depression has lessened, I went from being in bed 24/7 to only being in my room to sleep.
The effects of covid are generally terrible for the world, but it took away my shame for being a shut-in (which occurred for reasons out of my control- God I used to be unable to admit that!). Overcoming my doubts that I'm just lazy, the lack of guilt actually got me out of bed doing things like being with family and going outdoors!!
God its still bumpy and shaky but I try to remember what my therapist said, "Recovery isn't a straight line." I think im gonna be ok guys and I believe you can too
I believe in you anon!!!! I hope the future brings many good things into your life!!!
It’s always a bit surreal to think back on myself just a few years ago when I was super depressed and highly suicidal. Now I’m just living my best normie life and am extremely grateful to be alive. I never thought I would make it here, but knowing I can achieve this gives me hope in the future that if I ever falter, that I can make it back here again. I hope one day you’ll be able to find a moment where you’re just out and about and realize that the demons in your life have quieted, and the world seems a bit brighter.
Thank you all so much! He's the man of my dreams, I'm so excited!>>631385
by "should" I meant, because he just assumed he would propose to me.
We've discussed it in length before, and he was actually about to propose to me here in a few months but I beat him to the punch haha, either way not to worry anon. >>631382
I believe in you anon! Progress isn't linear, you'll sometimes takes two steps forward and one step back but I'm proud of you for seeking help. I wish you all the best in this life.
Asked in the stupid questions thread if I should sew myself a pirate shirt (inspiration courtesy of Bernadette Banner's newest video) and I picked up the fabric and started sewing the other day! I used to cosplay so I'm familiar with sewing, but I was never by any means really that good at it. It's been so long since I've sewn, and I don't think I've ever really ever had a calm time doing it (con crunch, worrying about inaccuracies, etc) but I've been having a great time sewing so far!
I have a machine but I decided to handsew this- I just felt like I didn't really want to finish quickly, like I really wanted to bask in the long, arduous process of handsewing and enjoying that time and effort spent. It's been really fun so far! Slow, but fun. I've already made a sort of big mistake, but I'm not stressed about it for once. I have enough leftover fabric if need be, but I think I can make it work without cutting up that fabric! Since it's just for myself, I'm not worried about making it a little "inaccurate" and as long as my handsewing makes it through multiple wears and washes that's all I care about. It feels good (to sort) of return to a hobby that I loved so much.>>632929
Anon that's amazing!!!!>>633302>>633304
Hell yeah!!! I'm sure the native student appreciated the effort!!! I'm so jealous anon lol
hell yeah anon!!! same, i spent a month and a half alone most of the time because i became single and i really put that time to use to pick up old and new hobbies, on top of my lockdown resolutions (yoga! cooking!) i actually stuck to.
sometimes life throws periods of loneliness at you but it's important to take those moments and re-center yourself and your wishes for a relationship/friendship.
so many things are fun to do alone!
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i've been in such a depressive rut since march. i alienated all my friends, gained 20lbs and lost all interest in my hobbies. however this past month i've been feeling so much better! i've lost weight, started making art & playing bass again and i've reconnected with old friends. i'm learning to code too and i'm actually good at it??
sorry 4 ramble but life is getting so much better for me and i'm feeling happier every day!! it's probably linked to improving my diet and not smoking weed every day lol
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University has been pretty shit studying at home with my parents, but I'm prepping to move back into my own place pretty soon and the old lady next door is moving out at the end of the month! I'm going to furnish, have utensils, cookware, bedspreads, etc in my entire apartment for under 400 bucks. The furniture is nice solid antiques so I don't have to rely on plywood ikea tier bs that will break with the move. This is my second time starting over from scratch completely and the stuff I'm getting is way better than the shit I had to scrounge for from goodwill and places like that, this lady is a neat freak so everything is almost brand new. I'm so hype to get away from them and go back out on my own with way better stuff
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I like Potbelly Sandwich Shop! I like the Skinny Mushroom Melt with added hot peppers and artichokes! When I can afford it, I also like the tomato soup and the oyster crackers. They do not contain oysters, they are these puffy little crisp crackers. Good stuff. I like the chocolate brownie cookie the best! I do NOT drink the milk shakes there, because when I drink cold milky things it upsets my stomach and I vomit like crazy. I had a Mushroom Melt for supper and it was good!
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I'm currently on a weight loss journey and at the beginning of the year I was size 20.
For the first time today I went into a clothing store and bought a size 16 dress that I really like and it makes so happy.
(Plz don't judge my tastes in fashion)
That's a Princess Highway dress right? I can't judge, I have a fucking wardrobe full of their stuff kek I enjoy how twee it is.
Anyway congrats on the weight loss, fitting into clothes differently and going down sizes feels better than seeing the number on the scale change imo.
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A year ago today I was just a month out from being let go from my job I hated. At the time I felt so incompetent and took it very personally.
Today I just wrapped up a presentation with overwhelmingly positive review, surrounded by a team of awesome ladies who I really look up to and appreciate. I went from having a boss who wouldn’t even answer my calls to a boss who calls me on Sunday nights asking how my weekend went. I feel helpful, competent, and most importantly challenged. I never thought I’d be here a year ago, and now the only thing I feel for my former employer and peers is gratitude.