Book: Yes, I'd forgotten you're moonlighting as a criminal mastermind now. Got your next heist planned? Simon: No. But I'm thinking about growing a big black mustache. I'm a traditionalist.

'War Stories'


Goodbye and Good Riddance 2018: The Real Bad Place Was The Friends We Made Along The Way  

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, 2018. You have a lot to turn around, 2019. Be a Good Place.

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Laura - Nov 28, 2018 11:11:06 am PST #1 of 131
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

May the holidays be a good place for us all.


JohnSweden - Nov 28, 2018 11:11:24 am PST #2 of 131
I can't even.

_waves_

Um, where to start?


Maria - Nov 28, 2018 12:07:56 pm PST #3 of 131
Not so nice is that I'm about to ruin a Friday morning for a bunch of people because of a series of unfortunate events and an upset foreign government. - shrift

Hi JohnSweden!

Um, where to start?

With a word--the rest will follow.


Toddson - Nov 28, 2018 12:31:19 pm PST #4 of 131
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

waves back at John Sweden - welcome back!


Beverly - Nov 28, 2018 7:12:22 pm PST #5 of 131
Days shrink and grow cold, sunlight through leaves is my song. Winter is long.

::Waves at John Sweden:: Hi!


NoiseDesign - Nov 28, 2018 8:21:06 pm PST #6 of 131
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

I'm gonna do this in bits and pieces. Pix and I started 2018 by moving into our new house. I still can't believe we actually got this place, and that we live here.


Laura - Nov 30, 2018 9:56:33 am PST #7 of 131
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Bits and pieces sounds like a good plan. I gained a daughter this year! It is a joy to see my son in love and married. When my mind drifts to the awful I think of the wonder of love.


Jessica - Nov 30, 2018 10:58:29 am PST #8 of 131
Now with added Sheffield steel.

I changed jobs and went back to school and am tired.


Calli - Nov 30, 2018 11:07:28 am PST #9 of 131
Every stone you threw, I stood on to better see the view. —The Amazing Devil

On one hand, my main goal for the year was to get a new job and move back to MI or to western NY state. Total failure. I had two video/phone interviews and neither worked out. On the other hand, I had a surprise almost-free trip to Finland this fall and got to see Hamilton. And I haven't lost my current job (which is nice, just in the wrong location) or had a major health issue (knock on wood)—either myself or my immediate family. So on the balance, I'm doing pretty well.


Scrappy - Nov 30, 2018 2:19:20 pm PST #10 of 131
Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

My mom died this year, which was tough and sad, but also a blessing that she was able to live on her own until the very end, which she really wanted to do. I miss her every single day. I dived further into teaching in the Fall and had a two month sub assignment at a deeply troubled Middle School which pretty much kicked my ass. I am back to general subbing and enjoying it. I have been officially accepted into the Teachers for Tomorrow program and will be doing a full-time teaching job, which working with a mentor and doing coursework. The upside is that I get full pay and benefits while I finish the final coursework for my certification. Very exciting and terrifying. I'm hoping for a 4th or 5th grade classroom. Fingers crossed.

My husband continues to be my favorite person in the world and a blast to hang out with. We both love Michigan after a year here. I haven't made a lot of new friends here yet, but we have had a LOT of visitors, so it's been social enough.

And I love all of you Buffistas.


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