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I typed up a whole rant and then accidentally closed out of my browser so now I'm salty. Here we go.
Some back story: my maternal family is quite large, and composed of all walks of life. Healthcare and related fields are prominent in the family though - I have family that are doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, etc. Okay.
My sister posted an article about recent measles outbreaks in the KC area. We happen to have a cousin who is vehemently anti-vaccination. Her kids are great, but her youngest is low-functioning autistic, which I assume is the source of her extremism.
Much of the family expresses distress at the measles outbreak. Anti-vax cousin mentions "measles isn't deadly." That's pretty much where it begins. Many give her various reputable sources of information that measles is not only absolutely deadly, but easily avoidable with vaccines that are fucking effective and fucking safe.
End result - she cuts off her family that is apparently not supporting her and her struggle with her autistic child. I want to point out that she has referred to all of her kids as "damaged." I hope to whatever higher power that those kids don't ever find any of her various posts, because this wasn't the first time.
This isn't the first time I've had a relationship cut off for something stupid. It's tough the first time, but ultimately, it's a two way street. And in this case, as long as she keeps her plague-ridden children away from my elderly grandmother and my organ-transplant uncle, I don't honestly think I give a shit.
Like I said, her kids are good kids, and I don't blame them at all for any of this. I hope that someday they come of age and right their wrongs. I was talking to my mother about this, and apparently my anti-vax cousin had already cut off the entirety of her husband's family for opposing her "opinion" about vaccinations.
Ugh. I can't say I'm too upset about the end result of the whole thing. It was a long time coming.
It's not a dedicated weather app, I just keep a link to weather.gov for my zip code on the home screen of my phone. The storage space on my phone is limited, so it works well for my purposes. The hourly weather forecast alone is fantastic, and it's all totally free.
For sure though, if you're looking for an app, Wunderground is the way to go.
100% agree. New Vegas overall with its choices and factions makes a superior gameplay experience. However, the Mojave vs the Capital Wasteland is so surprisingly different. I enjoy exploring more in FO3; it feels more satisfying somehow.
The Capital Wasteland really felt like just that - a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Terrible things happened there and it showed everywhere. The Mojave felt like it was (obviously) a desert to begin with, and the real devastation was mainly concentrated on Vegas proper. In FO3 there's a feeling of isolation, which changed a lot with NV and the various factions, in my opinion.
It's been a while since I've pubski'd or contributed at all. Lurking is my life.
Work is garbage. Keifer knows - the entire company is behind big time, and peak season has just begun. If you haven't made your orders for Christmas already, you should get on that ASAP. Also, you should pray to whatever deity you prefer that things make it intact. There are ~17 days left before things will definitely be late for December 25th. The hours are awesome and the money is fantastic but the physical abuse is already taking its toll. 11 years in the industry have numbed me to most of the mind games from local upper management, so I guess that's a plus?
I've been playing a lot of Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3 in my off time. Mostly 3 recently. I put so many hours into it back when it first released, and I am reminded now how good it was. The environment is so engaging compared to New Vegas, in my opinion. There have been some situations I can feel my heart rate rising, and I find myself actually a little afraid as to what will happen. The game has aged so well and I'm so glad to be able to enjoy it all over again.
I've been half-assed knitting a hat for a coworker. It'll get done eventually, but when I get done with the work shitstorm, I don't feel like doing much anymore besides binge watching things or just idly dicking around on the internet. I might get it done by Christmas. I do thrive on the pressure of deadlines, so that might just be it.
I really like that hat! (I'm primarily a hat knitter, and cables on hats make me so happy.) Took me a long time to build up the courage to try cabling, but like much of my knitting adventures I realized that I was psyching myself up for something that isn't really all that scary at all.
For both projects, what yarn did you use?
Slightly past "this week" in regards to the intent of this post, but I picked up Fallout 3 on the autumn Steam sale, so that's been my current go-to game. Work is a horrible shitstorm so it's been nice to have something to fall back on that is really deep and also familiar. I played this for many many hours back when it released, so it's fun to revisit something that I haven't seen for ~10 years.
New Vegas was my recent go-to, and I enjoyed what I played. I admittedly toggled god mode and blew through the main quest for the story experience, and it was very cool. I appreciated how many choices I had for so many seemingly insignificant things. I've been popping in and out of seeing keifermiller's playthrough, and his is much more interesting than what I experienced.
A coworker is selling us his Xbone in the next couple of weeks, and I'm pretty excited for that. It's been a long time since I've played any kind of reasonably current-gen games. I'm not entirely sure where to start with that, though.
So done with American Psycho. I wanted to be scared by Patrick Bateman, not so irritated by him. I got to yet another chapter where he and his shitty friends were discussing "rules" of clothing, and I wanted to throw my Kindle.
Back to A Song Of Ice And Fire for me. I never quite gave it a proper chance the first time I tried to read it, and I'm appreciating it much more the second time around. Granted, I'm only ~150 pages into the first book, but it's so refreshing after reading a bunch of genuinely mediocre fiction (lookin' at you, Neil Gaiman).