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JD4010

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About JD4010

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    Old cars, trucks & tractors. Astronomy. Meteorology. Sci-fi.

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  1. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Ha. We have auditors here today. My session with them is coming right up, then again this afternoon. Gah!
  2. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    I'm envious of you. I love the desert! Especially in the winter. Here, it's green and lush during the spring and summer, but it's also hot and humid. Our state bird is the mosquito. I took French too. It was the only language offered in my dinky little high school. There was one other person in the class with me. Native language is Vietnamese? That's pretty cool! My native language is upper midwest farmboy. Everybody says I sound like I should be in the movie "Fargo".
  3. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Well, then this place is doing what it's supposed to--making sure your fingernails are strong enough to hold on. I'm happy you are with us.
  4. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Gah. I remember that feeling well. Anhedonia is wonderful, eh? I have an appointment with my shrink this afternoon. I really don't want to go. Doc: "How have you been doing?" Me: "Sh!tty" Doc: "What has made things sh!tty?" Me: "Depression" Doc: "Well, what can we do about that?" Me: "I don't know what *WE* can do about it, but I'm going to drink myself stupid" Doc: "I strongly advise against that" Blah blah blah blah...
  5. Has Depression Made You Look Older?

    Self-medicating certainly aged me. I'm in horrible shape.
  6. What's On Your Mind Right Now?

    I fortunately hung on until my daughter was out of high school before completely unravelling. I could have been a much better dad of course, but I was there for her. I still am now that she's a senior in college. But it's a constant struggle.
  7. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    When I was a kid, we had this record player that would get into an endless loop. When the needle would reach the end of the record, the arm would lift up, go back to the beginning of the record, and start playing it over again. That's symbolic of my life. The big record player just keeps playing the same dreadful song over and over again. Nothing changes. Except the record gets scratchier as time goes on so the song sounds sh!ttier each time it gets played.
  8. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Yeah. I hate it when I start to feel "good" about something and then here comes the avalanche of manure to bury me again. I was thinking about some of the stupid crap I've done (the list is endless) and it drove me deeper and deeper into a self-hating stupor. "Well, just don't think about it". Hahahaha. Right?
  9. What's On Your Mind Right Now?

    Both of my cats are ill right now. One has urinary crystals so it's painful for her to pee. The other has something like a cold--she keeps trying to "blow her nose" and the sound is alarming. I'm here at work, but I hope to bail out soon because I've been worrying about that all day.
  10. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Yeah, I walked around for a little while. It felt great. The sun is getting low in the sky for us as winter approaches of course. But still, today was sunny and warm. It felt great.
  11. A lot of it depends on where the original message has been posted. Some people only check out certain "rooms" in this place. I have been guilty of that myself. I look at the 'hot topics" box next to the main discussion and see interesting thread titles. That's how I wound up in this one!
  12. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Hope it goes well for you, my friend. Me? I'm trying to remember how to live. Like right this second, the sun is shining and the temperature is perfect. Why am I not outside? Time to jump up and enjoy it.
  13. Is Unselfishness a 'Cure' for Anxiety?

    Wow. Another fascinating discussion. I'm headed to the links you provided, G. I'm a "lapsed Christian" I guess. I went through an atheist phase but too many things piled up against that way of thinking. Maybe I'll try writing about that sometime, if I can keep my ADD at bay.
  14. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    If we are fortunate. I still haven't learned how to cope.
  15. The "How Do You Feel Right Now?" (4)

    Sunday evenings depress the whee out of me. I dread Monday so bad because of work. 29 years at this place and I still dread it.