Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

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You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

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  • Andie302

    Rant: Hurt my heel in an exercise class last night and it feels like it’s getting worse instead of better
    Rave: Still managed a lovely walk to work this morning (after sprinting for the bus and forgetting it wasn’t going to come down 9th St anyway.) The bus and I arrived at work at the same time – and my walk was wonderful!
    Rave: Heading to the Green Dragon in Lancaster tomorrow with my mom and two of her crazy (in a good way) friends. It should be a fun day.
    Rave: Today is my Friday.
    Rave: Dog being groomed today – much overdo!

  • Revel: gorgeous weather and I don’t have to be working!
    Revel: trying to plan an itinerary for while I’m in Ecuador.
    Rant: spent too damn much money this week between my camping trip ticket, ticket to Quito, and a new laptop.

    • Ecuador is awesome! Favorite spots when we were there were Mindo and Banos. Banos was amazing!!
      We also did Montanita, which was a cool beach scene. Have fun planning!

    • If you get a chance definitely go to the Galapagos! if you sign up or a few Spanish classes at one of the local schools in Quito you get killer discounts on Galapagos cruises – so worth it! Have fun!

      • Do you have any links where I could research this discount? Do you think if I’m just in Ecuador for 8 days, I’ll have enough time?

        • i attended the Simon Bolivar school for a couple months in Quito: http://www.simon-bolivar.com/. At the school they have a section for sales agents and tour guides. As long as your a student you get the discount – I remember mine being over 50% and I was allowed to extend it to my parents as well. I’m not sure what their tour durations are, but definitely worth reaching out to the school to ask – the staff is super helpful!

          Enjoy your time!

  • Does anyone have a good dentist they can recommend? Preferably convenient to Logan/Dupont. I tried United Dental on K Street for my last cleaning/filling and they were the absolute worst. I have BCBS dental, so it would be great to find someone who takes that, but I’ll settle for someone who’s good and isn’t a ton of money out of pocket.

    • Kukki Bakemono

      I use Dr. Randall Wong, 1601 18th St NW, so he’s in Dupont. I have BCBS and he takes my insurance so you’re good with that. I’ve been going to him since 2010 and have no complaints.

      • Second Dr. Wong. Patient, informative, and puts you at ease, particularly for major procedures.

        • I’ve gone to Dr. Wong and wasn’t a fan. He did a sloppy job on a filling, and his office is completely paper based – they don’t email or text appt reminders. Maybe not a big deal to some.

    • my SO goes to Dupont Dental and LOVES everything about it and she just raves about Dr. Seiden. The office is super flexible on appts, payment schedules, righting any “wrongs” (which was an incorrectly sized/applied crown that kept coming off – they replaced it for free). I don’t know if they accept BCBS, but definitely worth looking into!

      • My SO had the opposite experience with Dr. Seiden. He used the wrong/cheapest material for a crown, which then fell off twice within six months of it being put on (and charged for both repairs to the tune of several thousand dollars). SO ended up having to go to another dentist to have the crown re-cast(?) with the proper material because Dr. Seiden refused to do it any other way. He also chitchats a lot with his staff about his weekend while working on patients, to the point where it seems like he’s not paying attention to what he is doing.

    • Is Tenleytown too far? I love Dr. A at Modern Dentistry on Wisconsin but I’m not sure if they take BCBS.

    • Try Dr. Thornton, 818 18th Street.

      • I’ve gone to Dr. Rusk for years (same office) but it feels like they’re “offering” more and more extras that seem to largely be intended to improve their bottom line. My wife has gone to Dr. Pukatch for awhile and loves him–I recently went for a tooth bonding issue and was really impressed. He takes the time to talk & explain everything. They don’t take federal BCBS, but my secondary Aetna dental plan covers the vast majority of the cost of a cleaning. I’ll be switching to them officially for my next cleaning.

        • I’ve seen Dr David Spiegelman in the same office for years, saw Dr Pukatch once in David’s absence & liked him a lot

    • I went to My Face My Smile it had a pleasant experience. It’s on L and 21st-ish I believe.

    • Dennis Milliron
      2440 Virginia Avenue NW
      (Near the Kennedy Center)
      I know they’re a little out of the neighborhood, but I like them so much that I have to pass it along.
      I am pretty sure they take your insurance; the staff is really good at making sure they’ve covered all issues with the insurance companies.

    • Advanced Cosmetic and General Dentistry on 19th – absolutely love. Amazing customer service, care, transparent pricing. I’ve never enjoyed going to a dentist so much!

    • Dr. Barr – 1234 19th St. NW

  • Quotia Zelda

    Rave: A flexible job that lets me work at home when needed.
    Rave: Youngest Zelda is having a great (somewhat impromptu) spring break week.
    Rave: Warmer weather, at least for a couple of days.
    Rave: Just found out a colleague in another division is from Sweden. Planning to hit him up for trip suggestions.

  • maxwell smart

    RANT: Nuclear Summit. Yeah, I know living in the nation’s capital means things like this happen, but it has been a nightmare getting to and from work last night and this morning. My bus sat under Logan Circle for 20 minutes because of traffic.

  • Rant: So many people texting while in traffic! I’m sure PoPville readers who drive are conscientious enough never to do such a thing, but maybe shaming by snapping pics of the offenders and posting regularly on PoPville a la http://www.twitspotting.com/ would be a strong deterrent. Probably even more exposure than the Bay Area’s billboards http://gizmodo.com/text-while-driving-in-the-bay-area-and-you-might-end-up-1550361387
    Revel: Spring is here! Ahhhh.

    • That One Guy

      I wish there was a way to monatize on this. For example, you take a video of someone using their phone while driving along with the car license place and submit it to the proper authority and magically you receive 1/3~1/2 the ticket money in the mail.

  • Rave: Thanks amandal for the name suggestion–as luck would have it, my daughter asked what his name was today & I didn’t have to think twice before saying, “I think it’s Steve.” πŸ™‚
    Rant: Getting to work & realizing I have baby spit-up on my dress.
    Rave: At least it’s a tiny amount.
    Rave: Getting front windows repainted so we can get the storm windows put on soon!
    Rave: Dealer accepted our offer for a custom-built Forrester. My wife is very excited to be getting it in red. I think that *almost* makes up for it being a small subaru SUV rather than a VW.
    Rant: Baby was up FOUR times last night. Brutal. I think I may need to take Thai food off the menu for awhile too. Argh. This diet stuff is obnoxious.

    • Who are you using the paint the windows? I am thinking about getting the trim of my house painted in the next few months. Semi-related: does anyone know of someone or a company who works with brick? We have a small leak and I think the mortar needs to be filled in one area. It only drips into the kitchen a little bit when it rains badly (like sideways rain).

      • We’re using The Craftsmen Groups because they rebuilt the (100+ year old) windows for us several years ago.
        As for the brickwork–we used Pointing Plus to repoint our house, but if you have a younger house, you may have more options because the mortar might be more similar to what is used today.

        • Renaissance Development (not to be confused with Renaissance Handyman) and Edgar’s Masonry seem to be PoPvillagers’ top picks when it comes to repointing and other brick-related work.
          Apparently brick needs to be repointed once every hundred years. So Formerly ParkViewRes, it’s possible that your house needs that entire side repointed.
          Repointing is a big, messy, expensive job, so depending on your budget and your inclination to have major work done while you have tenants, you might want to do a spot fix now and entire-wall repointing later.

          • Oh yes, I just want to do spot work right now to stop the leak (it only leaks maybe twice a year, but still not good). I reached out to Edgar’s when we still lived in the house and they never got back to me. I’ll try again and talk to the others. Thanks!

      • HaileUnlikely

        If it really is a small area and you don’t need to have an entire wall or large section of a wall repointed, I would be strongly inclined to just hire a handyman for it (I’d do it myself but I understand that you are far away). Just make sure they use mortar and not straight cement – the expansion and contraction of the cement and mortar would differ too much and cause cracking. If it’s a really small area, like literally just a crack between two individual bricks, I’d just use one of those mortar repair products that comes in a tube like a tube of caulk to patch it for now and it should be good until you need to really hire somebody to repoint a larger area (I prefer the one made by Sashco; Quikrete and SikaFlex are also decent)

        • Yeah, that is what I am thinking. You can see the “hole” in the mortar, and it’s probably the size of a quarter…maybe slightly larger. My wife actually filled it before we left with the tube of calk, but tenant said it leaked once recently. Maybe we will just try again next time we’re home and refill it ourselves.

          • HaileUnlikely

            If you filled it with a legit mortar repair product (Sashco, Quikrete, SikaFlex) as opposed to cheapo painters caulk intended for interior applications, and its still leaking, I’m thinking either there’s water coming in from somewhere else too, or else that the brick is shifting and continuing to open up the crack, and thus might want to look at it more. If it was previously patched with cheapo interior caulk, just get one of the ones that is actually designed for mortar and it should work. Having used all 3 of the above, I recommend Mor-Flexx by Sashco. It has held up better than the other two in various places I’ve used it, and its color and texture look more convincingly like mortar than like grey rubber.

          • I don’t think it was painters caulk, but none of those brands sound familiar so perhaps we will try with Mor-Flexx. We also did it in September or October and then DC had that terrible winter so I am not sure if that would wear it away again (especially if she didn’t do it 100% or use a good brand).

          • HaileUnlikely

            Also, if you do it yourself, use a stiff wire brush to get all of the dirt/crumbled mortar/other debris out of there first, so that the good stuff is able to contact and adhere to other good stuff, rather than just adhering to debris that will itself fall out.

          • Nevermind, apparently she did use Quikrete! I think it’s time to call in a handyman. Woo, home ownership.

    • Yay! Glad I could help with inquisitive toddler questions πŸ™‚ Sorry about all of the diet stuff. Mine didn’t have food sensitivities, but my nephew did, so I know that can be really hard.

      • Thanks! My daughter didn’t have food sensitivities (thank goodness since she was already challenging in a host of other ways!), so this is a new experience for me.

  • Rant: Didn’t get the job.
    Rave: Feeling surprisingly okay about it. I’m going to try to focus on how to improve my current situation particularly now that I know where I want to focus my career. They talk about wanting to foster my talent – so let’s do the thing.
    Rave: This weather.

  • RANT: This morning on the Metro, the doors closed on a lady’s bag, and the train took off. Everyone was trying to pry the doors open. I was squished in the traffic jam near the door, and kept asking people to hit the intercom – and no one would. People just sat there and stared at me. The doors opened on the other side, and I had to get out so I don’t know what happened, but I hope everything is okay. To make it worse, the guy next me laughingly said “that’s her problem now, hahahaha” God, people are jerks.

    RANT: My admin cannot take criticism, even when it’s constructive (I really make it a point to be nice and professional about things like this with her) She gives me something with spelling errors and rolls her eyes when I point them out. Look, everyone screws up sometimes – take some responsibility and fix it. argh.

    RAVE: Very good first round phone interview yesterday, and another one (for another org) on Monday.

    RAVE: Sunshine.

  • Rave: finally the guy I was seeing was honest with me. I’m relieved it’s over, as I wasn’t necessarily into him so much and it’s refreshing (and I’m actually looking forward to dating right now. Of course, ask me in a month)

    Rave: In fact, new date on Sunday!

    Rant: I have been awake since 3am for no good reason.

  • Rave: Had a good appointment with a new doctor who listened to all my concerns, gave me lots of advice, and was overall pleasant. After everything I’ve been through, it was refreshing. Hoping this TWW goes better than the last.
    Rave: DH surprised me with flowers last night. After I bought myself flowers during the day. Ha!
    Rant: The weather on Sunday looks pretty bad for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler. Low 50s with 20-40 mph winds. Can’t imagine how that will feel on Hain’s point. Praying the forecast changes. Just add rain to the mix and I’ll probably cry.

  • Rave: Homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs from little old church ladies.
    Rant: I have twelve of them from my grandfather. And I could eat them all. But I shouldn’t. How oh how do I find self-control in the face of homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs!!
    Rave: Pretty much fully planned the June France trip. Now to find manual driving classes and practice a bunch before hitting the road!
    Rant: Driving schools that don’t call back.
    Rant: No word/no communication from my friend. Don’t know if it’s panic time or just par for course these days.

    • If you find any D.C. classes along the lines of “stick-shift driving for drivers who already know how to drive automatics,” let me (and PoPville) know. I worry that someday I’ll want/need to rent a car in the UK or Europe and it won’t be an option because I don’t know how to drive stick. πŸ™

      • I second this! I always feel badly when I can’t offer to drive in Europe or the UK. Please share your class with us when/if you find one!

      • Too bad I’m not in DC b/c I could teach you! I love driving stick and actually learned to drive on a 5 speed.

        • That’s what I learned on as well, and I love it. It’s also why we insisted on buying a manual so that we can teach our kids to drive on a stick when it’s time to do so. I wish I could offer to teach you as well (particularly since we’ll be selling our 15-year-old manual after the new car comes in), but I’m not sure I have the extra time πŸ™

        • Obviously your future as my stick-shift driving instructor is just one more reason for you and your wife to move back to D.C. πŸ˜‰

        • I have friends and family with manual cars but figured it’d be money well spent to (1) ruin a business’s car instead of my friend’s πŸ˜‰ and (2) learn from a professional. We all know how stressful learning from your parents can be!

          • To be honest, you shouldn’t really do much (if any) real damage to the car’s clutch by learning. You’ll stall, but as long as you’ve got a good teacher you shouldn’t be grinding gears really (I never did learning, at least). I wouldn’t worry too much about damaging the car, as long as the owner is cool with it.

      • It is really easy to learn to drive stick once you’ve been driving for years. My father sold the last manual just before I turned 16, so I was the first in my family to learn on an automatic. On a spring break road trip in college, when the other drivers tired of driving, my friend gave me a 10-minute stick lesson in a campground parking lot, and I then drove for 6 or 8 hours straight while everyone else slept. it was plenty of instruction.

        If you have a friend with a manual, ask them to give you lessons in a big parking lot and then deserted neighborhood. I did this for a friend (since I only own manuals) before she went to France, and she did fine there. Though do my trick when driving in Europe – don’t plan to rent a car for three days until jet lag wears off, and don’t drive in the big cities – public transportation is better there, and you can take a train out of town to the less urban areas you want to visit and drive in and rent a car there.

      • I took manual lessons somewhere out in MD, cannot remember where, because it was cheaper than I Drive Smart. The instructor was a teenager who provided little helpful instruction, the car was old and crappy (more importantly the clutch was old and crappy), and I wouldn’t recommend them if I could remember who it was. I do remember that everywhere else I contacted no longer offered the lessons.

        It’s expensive, but it’s totally worth it if you plan to travel a lot. After a lesson with a better school in Chicago I was comfortable (not stall-free, but able to deal) on my own in any terrain. I’ve saved at least the $300 or so I paid for lessons in reduced car rental costs, and I’ve been two places where all that was available was manual. Totally do it.

    • I had a friend teach me when Mr. Eggs and I decided to buy a manual for our most recent car, but I found a place called idrivesmart that offers classes. I just double checked though and it’s only 90 minutes. I *highly* disagree that this can be learned in an hour and a half but I suppose it’s a good start and you could redo it if/when you needed to?

      • Oh yeah, I think my parents gave me 6 months to learn…granted I was 16, but my mom had me drive her jeep and she drove the stick-shift car until they felt comfortable enough with my skills.

        • To be fair, Jeeps are the most difficult stick-shifts to drive in my experience. The Wrangler has a very difficult clutch. I can’t imagine learning on one of those.

          • VWs are difficult also, but yeah you’re totally right on Jeeps.

          • No, the Jeep was automatic. I drove that to school and other places while my mom drove the 1994 mitsubishi eclipse! I would practice on it around the neighborhood with my parents and then she got her Jeep back once they felt comfortable with my skills in the eclipse.. Then when the 1994 eclipse died thanks to my little sister I got a 2004 VW Jetta and it was stick too, but SO MUCH easier. I think it helped that it had freakin’ power steering.

      • Thanks for the info! I had found them but they’re way out in Rockville (don’t have a car) but might be the only option now. Planning on taking a lesson or two with my husband and then committing to driving manual zipcars around to get used to it! Fingers crossed I’m ok at it all :-).

        • I’m pretty sure that there are no manual zipcars – not in the US at least. You could go try to test drive cars? lol

  • Rant: DOG drooled all over Hammers this morning πŸ™
    Rave: my boss is super flexible and I’m working form home twice this week.
    Rave: my dog walker is also super flexible and responsive.
    Rant: I have so much cleaning, more discarding and such to do around the house. I hate that I let it snowball in these awful shame spirals of disarray.

  • Rant – The large group of tourists who stopped at the bottom of the Farragut North escalator to take a group selfie during rush hour. Ugh!
    Rave – The baklava from Alfa Pie House is life changing. I love that place.

  • FtLincolnLove

    Rave: Found out I am going to London in May for work!!!!!!!!!!
    Rave: Mexico City next week for work!!!!!!
    Rave: No rants, because London. Never could’ve imagined I’d have the opportunity to travel internationally not only once for work, but TWICE within a month and a half period. Amazing!!

    • London is fantastic. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

    • London is WONDERFUL. You’ll be amazed at how great (and clean!) the Tube and train systems are. I highly recommend London Walks – they have a whole slew of different walks all different days, and the guides are excellent and fun and informative without being boring. http://www.walks.com/ We did a pub walk and had a blast. And absolutely do Sunday roast at a local pub – the British version of our Sunday Funday brunch, but with a roast and “football” and pints instead of mimosas and Eggs Benedict. πŸ™‚

      • These walks are excellent! We did the Beatles and Jack the Ripper walks, really enjoyed them.

      • FtLincolnLove

        Thanks for the suggestions!!!!! I’ll be heading there for work so I am not sure how much spare time I will have to explore, but I will definitely check these out if I am able πŸ™‚ Though I arrive on a Sunday morning so perhaps I’ll be able to check out a Sunday roast!!

  • Pablo Raw

    Rave: Successful event last night that I helped organize
    Rave: Photo trip to Cuba
    Rave: Putting together a website to sell my photos to fund the trip and people already buying my photos

    • I was wondering yesterday when you mentioned a trip to Cuba — how did you make this happen? (IIRC, Americans still can’t visit as regular tourists and have to demonstrate that they’re taking part in some kind of educational or cultural program. Apparently that’s fairly easy as long as you go through a company that arranges those kinds of programs.)

    • Was about to ask the address of the photo site when I realized there’s a link from your username. Always enjoy your work, so look forward to checking out the site – and seeing the results from your Cuba trip!

      • Pablo Raw

        I’m creating some galleries with photos for this specific purpose; if you e-mail me I can send you the link. And thanks for your nice comment πŸ™‚ raw (dot) pablo (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Rave: The other Mrs. Rabbit decided to take the entire day off yesterday since we had a monitoring appointment in the morning (we were done before 7:45am). Hanging out with her while drinking a glass of wine in the sunshine was the perfect way to spend the afternoon.
    Rave: The blossoms on the tree in my backyard are finally being blown away in the wind. They may be beautiful to look at but I really can’t stand their scent… it smells like rotten mushrooms to me.
    Rant: So being the analytical nerds that we are, we have started a spreadsheet to see the costs associated with trying to have a child. Ouch.

    • My FIL said he heard recently that it costs 250k to raise a child to 18, but I have been hearing that figure for years now. I wonder what that includes and obviously people raise children for less than that, others more.

      • Oh we haven’t even touched the after birth numbers yet. We were calculating our out-of-pocket expenses we have already paid for our latest round of fertility treatments. We’re already at $4500 for only 2 rounds of low-intervention treatment.

        • If you need it (I hope you don’t), look into the shared risk program at Shady Grove (I think others have it as well). It’s pricy, but there’s a sense of certainty with it that is very comforting, at least to us.

        • OMG, that’s a ton of money! I think we’re going to start trying in 2017 and I am dreading the costs, although if we’re still in Canada at least all the appointments once pregnant would be “free” with the universal healthcare here.

          • FWIW, once pregnant, prenatal appointments tend to be part of a global payment for insurance here (this may not be the case for high-deductible plans). I think I paid a grand total of $250 for prenatal care and delivery, with the exception of a couple of tests that I paid an additional copay for.
            Getting pregnant, though? That was a whole other ball of wax, though fortunately I didn’t need much in the way of intervention beyond standard IUIs.

          • I had a high deductible plan with my employer in the US (we had amazing insurance first few years, but then they switched to crappy high deductible). It’s not like I planned on staying there forever, but if I had a kid while working there it would have easily cost $4,000+. There was the deductible and then even after I met that there would coinsurance ranging from 10-30% depending on plan.

  • topscallop

    Rant: feeling rough this morning after too much cheap wine last night
    Rave: this week is flying by! I’ve been very productive at work and have a fun weekend planned
    Rant: chilly weather yesterday and rain tonight and tomorrow
    Rave: purged two large bags of clothes, shoes, and other stuff to give away. I’m on a roll and want to get rid of even more!
    Rant: very little time to work out this week. I need to make it more of a priority and not let other more fun stuff (e.g. cheap wine happy hours) distract me from my goal.

  • Rave: watching my puppy chase her tail on the puppy cam
    Rant: not being there to watch her chase her tail in person
    Conundrum: I need a new laptop. I use it mainly to to watch tv in bed, and for one semester a year, to prep materials for the class I teach (so, web and a few office applications). I’m debating making the switch to mac…but I’m hesitant to pay double the price for an apple product I don’t use that heavily. For nearly the same money, I could get a nice enough laptop and updgrade my ipad.

    • I’m an unapologetic Apple fan, but Windows 10 is really excellent as well. In fact, I run it frequently on my Mac for games and a few work apps that don’t play well with OS X. Just be sure you’re comparing oranges to oranges–a quality Windows laptop that will last 4-5 years (both physically and performance-wise) probably isn’t that much cheaper. You might also really want to look at the Microsoft Surface line. They’re very nice and might be able to replace your ipad and fill the role of a laptop.

    • FtLincolnLove

      FWIW, I bought my Macbook air 4 years ago and it still runs like new. I haven’t had any issues or viruses, and it’s just as fast as it was when I bought it in 2012. I use it for leisure but also have Word, PowerPoint, and Excel installed. Apple products are pricey but IMO the quality of the product is well worth the price. I’ve had both Apple computers and PCs, and hands down prefer Apple. Perhaps it’s worth going to a store to test out Macs and PCs to see which you prefer?

    • HaileUnlikely

      I’d buy a refurbished Macbook Pro or Macbook Air directly from Apple. They come with a full warranty and are typically about $200 cheaper than a brand new one. Apple does not make these easy to find. Look for them at apple dot com slash refurbished-mac I bought a refurbished MacBook Pro from Apple in 2010. It still works great; the only problems I’ve ever had with it have been squarely my fault (involved spilling coffee on it)

      • +1 to this recommendation. I’ve always gotten refurbished Macs this way and have never had any unusual problems with them.

    • Tom

      I know Craigslist has its pitfalls, but I bought a late-model MacBook Pro last year with great success. He claimed he wanted the 17″ version, so he sold me the 15″ for a few hundred off the sticker price. I asked him to meet at the Apple Store so one of the techs could verify that it was, indeed, his own machine and not stolen from someone else; he abided, and we did a cash exchange in a public place. Seamless transaction, 10/10 would recommend.

    • That One Guy

      I was going to try to write something sarcastic about buying an Apple laptop but it’s proving too difficult to think. If you’re not looking for justification as to why you should get a Mac and can bear Windows 10 then just go with a middle of the road laptop with a decent screen. What’s the point of having all these bells and whistles if you’re never going to use them.

    • My immediate reaction is that switching to mac makes no sense in a case like this. From the way you’ve described your laptop usage, I don’t think you would need to spend more than about $500 on a new windows laptop. And then, if you really need to spend more money, get a new ipad. Spending $1000+ on a mac (that I’m guessing you’re not familiar with) to watch TV and prep course materials sounds like a waste of money to me.

  • Rave: Yoga kicked my ass last night. My ass needed to be kicked.
    Rant: Never get nervous about interviews, but getting nervous about one next week that would move me out of DC and near family. Love DC, but really want the job and the change.

  • Rant: Starting to get anxious about the fact that there are five more weeks of the semester (including finals). Last semester finals were scary since we didn’t know what to expect. Now we know what to expect and they are terrifying. Ugh.
    Funny: Fiance has no idea what to do when I’m stressed like this since it very rarely happens. His string of lines straight from motivational posters at least made me laugh enough to be less stressed.
    Rave: Had the most pleasant experience getting fingerprinted this morning. I’m not used to nice local government employees!

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rave: that picture reminds me of Sweden.
    Rant: medication switch making it difficult to concentrate.
    Rave: I have some busy work to occupy my time with until my wants to function better.

  • Revel: Made it through the first week of Couch to 5k! Granted, it’s very limited running but I’m still feeling proud of myself.
    Rant: I hate running, but I’m told it’s good for you.
    Revel: All the extra food I can eat after I work out!

    • Whoohoo! I recently finished Couch to 5K and I signed up for a 5K in May. When I started I could barely run for 90 seconds, now I can run for 3 miles! You got this!

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