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  • Stuck Inside

    Rave: The big tree outside our bedroom window hasn’t come crashing down into the house yet.

    Rant: Fear of opening my washington gas bill! ouch…

  • Justbreath226

    Rant: I am extremely annoyed with the amount of trash people dump on the grown in my neighborhood. Since it was so windy today, I got hit with some of it. People can you really not carry that beer can with you till you find a trashcan? Also, why are there so many chicken bones laying around?

    • Dog walker

      Because my dog hasn’t gotten around to choking on them yet! But he will, don’t worry.

    • Anonymous

      As the snow melted it was like watching a trash glacier slowly receding. My recycle bin ended up w/ half my stuff and half stuff people were kind enough to leave on my block

    • dogowner

      oh don’t get me started on the damn chicken bones…

  • I’m with you on the chick bones, Justbreath226. I’ve got my fingers down my dog’s throat twice a day, it’s not pleasant. As for the trash, I think it’s not the worst thing in the world to bring a bag and rubber glove with along and help out a bit.

    Raves: It’s Friday, and my students left early. And my hair looks pretty good today.
    Rant: We get it, Wind! I heard you loud and freakin clear when I was pelted in the head by a tree limb this morning! Go back to your atmosphere and leave us alone.

  • (minus “with”, sorry.)

  • Warm sunshine, blue skies and Tusker beer poolside in Nairobi – happy hours!

    Looking forward to being back home, not looking forward to the long flights.

    Hoping spring [weather]is not too far away.

  • JodiHeights

    rants: Also having issues with lots of chicken bones… and gum. IRS. Wind. People dying.

    raves: Hmmm… Free beer in a couple of hours!?

  • victoria

    I think chicken bones actually grow like crocuses around here. You drop a couple of wing bones, next thing you know, a whole crop of drumsticks sprout up all over the sidewalk.

    But for the dog problem – get some Bitter Apple spray and spray some bones and “seed” the sidewalk with them just before you walk the dog. Say “leave it” just as he goes for them, but let him get a good taste a couple of times and he will learn.

    • dogowner

      huh. i never thought of using bitter apple for stuff outside… i think that my hound is strong-willed enough, though, that she’d continue to find the real chicken bones later. she dug them out of 2 feet of snow!
      there, i was just impressed.

      • victoria

        Wow – them’s some good chicken bones and a heck of a nose! As I understand it, the dog learns to associate the verbal command with the bad taste of the Bitter Apple and so can momentarily override the atavistic desires at least long enough to steer her past the temptation.

  • Art Weaver

    You should probably stay in Nairobi. Springlike weather is a long, long way off in Washington.

  • Rant: Wind storm arrived just in time to blow around all of the trash in the alley that is still sitting there waiting to be picked up even though the snow has been gone and the alley passable for a week.

  • rg

    I want my kids back.

    I am so angry.

    • Anonymous

      hey rg,

      I appreciate that you have shared your struggle and journey on this board – it’s a window into steps that many have thought of taking, but fear too much to do. Your expressions are providing a service to confused people who are hurting in their relationships. Thank you from AnonymousWorld.

      In your previous posts, it sounded as if you were feeling more at peace, but not here. Have your feelings changed? And more specifically to this situation – do you have visitation rights? How old are your kids?

  • EPF

    I think I have chicken bone tree in my front yard.

  • Herb

    Chicken bones provide good roughage.

  • MK

    Rave: All nine trees in my yard are still standing after the windy hell of last night.

    Rant: Now that the snow has receded I see that my cherry tree has been so damaged that it will have to come down. Real bummer.

  • Emmaleigh504

    Rave: It’s been a good day in general.

  • Anonymous

    rg,

    I appreciate that you have shared your struggle and journey on this board – it’s a window into steps that many have thought of taking, but fear too much to do. Your expressions are providing a service to confused people who are hurting in their relationships. Thank you from AnonymousWorld.

    In your previous posts, it sounded as if you were feeling more at peace, but not here. Have your feelings changed? And more specifically to this situation – do you have visitation rights? How old are your kids?

  • rg

    Hi aw, Im still wrapping my head around some of this. but here is kind of how it goes:
    say you worked really hard, really really hard. did some crazy things to get ahead. So you work like hell to make a better life for your wife and kids. They can be happy, healthy have opportunities and experiences and advantages.

    Then have it all taken away. and the two people you love the most, have them taken away too.
    After that you are left with plenty of time by yourself to think.

    one day you realize your wife was treating you like shit for years, but you ignored this because you had your kids. you have no idea why. maybe you realized you didnt do anything to deserve it. You worked hard, helped out and were great with the kids. you thought you did everything you could.

    maybe now your thinking that this was done by design. part of a plan. that someone figured out a long time ago they had everything they wanted and were trying to get rid of you. you were a temporary part of the equation. a remainder to be cancelled out. the reason sh never stopped no matter what you did was she was being methodical.

    so your left with a closet full of suits, some pictures. and lots of rage.

    so what do you do now? Break out the checkbook and go to war with the lawyers? Do you spare the kids a prolonged ugly divorce. maybe take the kids to a nice non-extradition country that likes hard currency?

    • Anonymous

      Break out the checkbook and see a shrink. Seriously, you need to get some help guiding you through this, because you sound like a powderkeg with a lit fuse. That’s not any good for you, or your kids.

  • Rant: I’m ready for the Metro to stop being a terribly organized system.

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