Zoe: Is there any way I'm gonna get out of this with honor and dignity? Wash: You're pretty much down to ritual suicide, lambie-toes.

'War Stories'

Goodbye and Good Riddance 2015: Goodnight moon  

Every year we watch the Charlie Brown special, do the Snoopy dance, wish everybody a Merry Thanksgivukkahmas, and thank our Secret Santas in the good riddance thread. Which is this one, in case you were wondering.

Go away, 2015.

esse - Dec 07, 2015 8:39:38 pm PST #31 of 251
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Is there still time to hop on Secret Santa?

It's been a ... transitiony year for me. I was laid off last November, in poor health and a great deal of pain, and spent 3/4 of this year recovering. (I was fortunate to be covered by unemployement.) It was for the best in so many ways, but the result of dropping a ton of stress has had intensely positive physical and mental result. I kind of hibernated 2015. The time I allowed myself to heal has proven to be what I've needed, probably for awhile.

In September I was fully grant funded to return to college for additional training! At the end of my first term I have all A's and a great chance of continuing to receive funding for the near future. It was the best move I could make for myself. That's pretty much all I've been doing for the rest of the year.

It's been a rough Buffista year. Losing people I've know for nearly half of my life is quite devastating. But I am grateful for all the ways I've gotten to reconnect with folks this year and feel the love shared here. Thanks for being a place I can come home to.

meara - Dec 07, 2015 8:42:03 pm PST #32 of 251

What are you (re?)training for, SA? That sounds great!

esse - Dec 07, 2015 8:52:52 pm PST #33 of 251
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Accounting! It's what I've been doing for the last few years, but with all my education in the humanities I skipped, you know, math. Business. More math. Excel! I'm doing pre-reqs for about a year, and then the goal would be to transfer to the local uni and either complete a certificate, or more pre-reqs for an MS.

I was worried at the beginning that I was going to be bored, covering stuff I already did. But I never took math in high school or college (apart from one very sad trigonometry class). Turns out, as I discovered nearly two years ago, that I experience a substantial learning disability in math. So I avoided it because I couldn't comprehend it, further provoking the diminished capacity to learn. And it didn't get caught effectively when I was a minor.

Now tho, I have Accommodations. And Services. Let me tell you about how in love with the testing center I am, the testing center with its individual rooms and soundproofing.

esse - Dec 07, 2015 8:54:00 pm PST #34 of 251
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Also! ::tacklehug:: meara! I love you! I miss you! Oh baby, oh baby.

Zenkitty - Dec 08, 2015 3:37:29 am PST #35 of 251
Every now and then, I think I might actually be a little odd.

It's good to see your font around here again, SA. I'm glad it's been a good, healing year for you.

-t - Dec 08, 2015 3:54:09 am PST #36 of 251
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

That's wonderful to read, SA.

Kate P. - Dec 08, 2015 4:35:07 am PST #37 of 251
That's the pain / That cuts a straight line down through the heart / We call it love

Thanks for sharing some good news, SA. I'm glad things are going so well for you!

Laura - Dec 08, 2015 5:23:48 am PST #38 of 251
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

SA, good to see things coming together for you. DH and I have our BS degrees in Accounting.

sj - Dec 08, 2015 5:55:22 am PST #39 of 251
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

SA! It's good to see you posting, and it is good to hear that things are turning around for you. I'm sorry it took an illness to make that happen.

Matt the Bruins fan - Dec 08, 2015 7:07:22 am PST #40 of 251
There's "Soul Stone dead" and there's "I'm suing Disney dead". —Wonderella

At this point I don't just hope they find a cure for cancer, I hope the cure involves somehow removing each individual cancer cell and making it die screaming as it withers away over a span of months.