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NotADoc  ·  2541 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your goals for 2017?

I'd like to lose some weight. I'm hoping that since this new job will have a more set schedule than my previous, I can start walking every morning.

I will start nursing school in the fall if all goes well. I want to be able to balance that and this new job.

I bought a new used car a few months ago, and I'd like to pay it off way early.

I want to make changes in my apartment to make it more energy efficient and automated. This will start with the thermostat and lights.

I want to work my way through (almost) an entire cook book that I bought for cast iron, and see if I can't broaden what I eat to include things other than potatoes and pasta.

I'd like to reclaim my office from my cat. The litter box is in there, as is the couch she sleeps on often. It's the least-used room right now because my old job didn't require much outside of work, but that's going to change.

I'd like to raise my proficiency with the bass guitar. I've been playing for almost three years now, but pretty basic stuff. I'd like to finally sit and learn slap and pop stuff.

NotADoc  ·  2541 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 14, 2016

I got quite a big promotion this week, one I've been working towards carefully for almost two years. Currently, I do clerical work for a medical clinic, making appointments, handling records, dealing with insurance companies, and telephone triage (which is my main task).

I've been trying to get a job in the very small behavioral health team for several years, and it finally is going to happen. I was vaguely aware it was possible, because the Psych Assistant is leaving come January, and several of the BH providers have been asking me if I'd heard anything. I was pulled into a meeting Monday which was the most informal interview I've ever had. "This is the job, the providers and management both think you'd be a great fit, we're not interviewing or considering anyone else right now. If you want it, it's yours."

So I've been starting my training while HR preps paperwork for it. I'll be the Case Manager for the program. I'm pretty excited and nervous.

NotADoc  ·  2556 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you think of Jill Stein's recount push?

I totally agree with you, I've been pretty agitated this week that it isn't getting near the exposure it should be.

NotADoc  ·  2561 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 202nd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Nothing super new.

Redbone - Come & Get Your Love

Carly Rae Jepsen - Boy Problems (Seriously, that bass line is great).

And lots of Duran Duran as per usual.

I doubt he thought about it at all.

Indeed. I think the only reason spez in those "admin chats" (which I thought were actually default moderators) says solidly that they won't ban/don't want to ban T_D is because at least they are vaguely contained where they are. Imagine if they did ban that sub what a disaster it would be. The mistake they make is assuming it's a problem with that subreddit's users, when it's just part of reddit's nature that they've been able to use so massively. It's always had toxic lairs.

To be honest I doubt they have other times. While I'm not for sure, it reads like spez went into the database and directly altered stuff. That is annoying to do. Then again, this isn't the first time I've seen this sort of thing happen online, so who knows. I'm more surprised that people are surprised that it's happened. It's happened for as long as internet forums have existed. It's bad, but not new.

NotADoc  ·  2561 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why some Chinese millennials are taking up the hermit’s life in the mountains

I agree with you. I think flirting with isolation is something people love to do. People love to stay at home on weekends with hot chocolate and movies, they like taking boats out to fish, or going on weekend hikes. Being alone and away is a good way to recuperate.

On the other hand, I did get to experience the bad end of that. Several years ago I picked up all my stuff and moved far away from home, and all my friends and family. I got sick enough at one point that I landed myself in ER, but with no friends or family, it was a very isolated and stressful experience. I wonder how the people living their lives in those mountains deal with that kind of isolation.

NotADoc  ·  2561 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why some Chinese millennials are taking up the hermit’s life in the mountains

Very interesting, I can see the appeal. It looks beautiful there, and calm. I wouldn't understand life in China, but even in my little rural town and our little hospital clinic, life can get very stressful and you're always hooked into it. I spend usually somewhere between 9-12 hours a day dealing with patients, and then come home and usually my phone still hooks my into the hospital, and if it doesn't, several people in my apartment complex are patients, and have knocked on my door asking for refills. I'm not even a clinician!

I could understand the urge to just drop everything and flee to the country. Surely everyone has wanted to at some point. Interesting to see people actually do it for more than a weekend away.

I wasn't very surprised to see it happen. A lot of people are very offended about it, but I don't find myself caring much. What surprised me more is that subreddit sharing a conversation where Spez repeatedly says they won't ban it, as evidence they may ban it.

I feel bad for both sides involved. Or rather, am slightly sympathetic.