Mainly Mattias

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  1. Thanks, db. Really glad that you're on the forum and that you have had the courage to share your thoughts and experiences. Certainly provides me comfort when I have to go through addictions, depression, suicide, death, unemployment and miscarriage in the people around me. Also makes me feel less alone. The gut instinct is to deal with things on our own til we're whole again. I keep thinking about those Brene Brown TED talks just to remind myself that empathy destroys shame and to embrace being vulnerable. I think.. I hope.. that lots of people on the forum haven't had to deal with many of the things that you've had to.
  2. yes. i agree. well, good luck with the relationship, however it pans out.
  3. haven't seen any new ones for awhile now. still pidgeys, rattatas and swinubs. still no tangela..
  4. Nah, it's good, SC. You look 25 now. I went to a local pub/restaurant recently and there was a server who looked 14. Was noticed by all at our table. Poor guy. Guess you know how he feels.
  5. EQ reflects a person's ability to empathize with others: identify, evaluate, control and express emotions ones own emotions; perceive, and assess others' emotions; use emotions to facilitate thinking, understand emotional meanings. So a work colleague was signed up for EQ training for the afternoon today. 4 hour training.. I wonder how much the company had to pay for that. Anyway, found a quick easy one where you don't have to pay or enter your email address. http://memorado.ca/emotional_quotient Did it and came out with ASDI 125 Your Emotional Type ASDI · SELF-AWARE · SOCIAL · ADAPTABLE · INDEPENDENT ASDI-description ASDI easily deal with their emotions and personality. They might not always give themselves enough credit and underestimate themselves but can quickly find their confidence back. They trust their own judgments and do not let others influence themselves. ASDI perceive others feeling and behavior quite accurately and easily find their place in social groups. They have a good social skills which make them likable friends and colleagues. ASDI can struggle at dealing with rushes of emotion but most of the time they keep the control over their impulses. They generally perceive events in a smart way and adapt themselves quite easily to new situations. They can take initiative but will rarely try to reach higher goals than the ones initially set up. ASDI are the best at working autonomously. They usually do not have outstanding leadership skills. They rarely step up to others and prefer to focus on their inner energie rather than interacting with other. They are generally straight forward and express themself in a direct manner. Because this sincerity can sometimes hurt people, ASDI should learn how to act with a bit more diplomacy
  6. by the way, thanks to everyone who shared. makes it feel more like a community here when i hear people's stories. less like usernames and more like actual human beings.. after a certain age, I went after all of my crushes with varying levels of success.
  7. Didn't know that HMV was still in business actually. I went there for "imported" cds too. Shopped more at A&B Sound though. I think they were the ones who started the boxing day sale madness.
  8. Actually, the years when i was 24 and 36 years old weren't good at all... interesting. I don't think anything bad happened at age 12 though. However, I'm a ram too and I'm already 37 for 2017..
  9. We're used to seeing jealousy as a plot device in books, operas and movies but how often does it prompt action in the everyday lives of people? I'd recently watched something that had me going, "Come on, that doesn't happen in real life." I guess I'm not really competitive. Heh.
  10. I'd suspect a tanker or cruise ship. i remember when one whale came in skewered on the bow of a cruise ship a couple of years ago.
  11. Hmm.. ok. That's still a lot. 5k. All the eggs I'm getting are 5k so maybe eventually.. And yes, there are starters everywhere but they're too far away to walk to with the ice rink roads around me in hilly Vancouver. No one shovels their walks!
  12. NEVER. HAVE. SEEN. A. TANGELA. How can you have hatched 15 of them?! I feel gypped. Do they come from 10k eggs? 5? I've been using up ultra balls on starters and I still haven't caught many.
  13. It's treacherous walking about with people not shoveling their walks. Still playing and getting my daily incubator but no luck on hatching any of the new gen 2s. Caught a venosaur a couple of days ago. Still no charizard or even charmeleon though. Has anyone even seen a chansey or tangela? I have never seen one..
  14. recognizing my sub-par knowledge and capabilities is making me anxious. despite the difficulties, the good thing about school is that it's structured in such a way that you can feel smart at least for a little while. got an A? great. real life is so open ended that the more you dig, the more you realize how little you know, how little control you have and how much your ego has been built on a house of cards to facilitate your growth.
  15. years ago, i dealt with a client who was a heroin addict. she had a history of being kicked out of recovery houses. i'd be so happy when she'd gain back the weight and started looking healthier and then she'd start using again and get kicked out. i asked once why she kept 'falling off the wagon' and she said (and i'm paraphrasing here) when i'd get straight, i'd just realize how much i had effed up my life, how horrible my choices had been and how little i really had to live for and i couldn't handle all of that. at least when i used, it gave me a little solace.