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RingTailedLemur

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14025 on: December 21, 2013, 11:38:42 AM »
Unfortunately in some lines of work it is not always advisable to identify who you are and where you are calling from until you are speaking to the person you want to reach, eg. therapists' offices.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14026 on: December 21, 2013, 04:50:28 PM »

Was that Faunasphere?  I hated to see that go.  My Singing Monsters, while fun, is nowhere near the same.
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Actually, my MMO of choice was City of Heroes. It was loosely inspired by a pen and paper roleplaying game, and the concept was that your characters were all superheroes (And later, villains, rogues, or vigilantes). Unlike a lot of other MMOs, your appearance wasn't dictated by what gear you picked up. (A huge peeve of mine is that most MMOs really only let you customize your character's head, and that goes away as soon as you equip a helmet- especially when you have no option to hide your helmet) You got to make your own costume, and look like anything you wanted. All power-ups were done by means of "under the hood" enhancements, which you applied to your individual powers, and those didn't change the look of your character at all. And instead of having a handful of pre-determined races or species to choose from, you could be anything you wanted. I should know- I personified a good chunk of the Manhattan skyline as game characters. And the storyline was open enough that this (or just about any other character concept) made perfect sense. As for my female characters, sexy stuff wasn't forced on them- males getting functional armor, females getting bras and battle thongs). Since choosing a character's look was in the hands of players, having a female toon didn't mean you were going to be stuck in skimp-wear.
Sadly there's nothing comparable out there, at least not at the moment.

The other thing that bugs me is lately, when my friend and I have been hanging out, he puts on a movie from netflix or whatever, but we only watch the first half hour or so before he shuts it off because he wants to do something else. Dude, if we're going to watch the movie, then let's WATCH the movie! If you only want to spend a half hour watching something, then pick something a half hour long!
And while we're at it, stop giving me crap about not seeing movies! I don't have on-demand, I work nights and live in an area with limited transportation. So no, I don't get to see all the big blockbusters that you think I should.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14027 on: December 21, 2013, 05:14:20 PM »
Unfortunately in some lines of work it is not always advisable to identify who you are and where you are calling from until you are speaking to the person you want to reach, eg. therapists' offices.

Even then, I think you could say "Tell him it's Jane Doe. Please ask him to call me at $number." I would expect a caller in that situation to either give that sort of identification without explanation, or to politely say something like "it's personal. Thanks anyhow," rather than do their best impersonation of a debt collector.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14028 on: December 21, 2013, 05:23:50 PM »
People whose attitude about your problems is so obviously cavalier that they (and you) would have been better off had they said nothing at all.





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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14029 on: December 21, 2013, 05:29:15 PM »
Unfortunately in some lines of work it is not always advisable to identify who you are and where you are calling from until you are speaking to the person you want to reach, eg. therapists' offices.

Even then, I think you could say "Tell him it's Jane Doe. Please ask him to call me at $number." I would expect a caller in that situation to either give that sort of identification without explanation, or to politely say something like "it's personal. Thanks anyhow," rather than do their best impersonation of a debt collector.

Exactly.  Even with all of the privacy laws, the caller should be able to leave some kind of message, instead of hoping that the person they're trying to reach is the one who answers the phone.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14030 on: December 21, 2013, 06:23:04 PM »
I cannot wear wool anything...not cashmere,  not merino,  not mohair.  It doesn't matter how highend or how soft it feels, I breakout in these crazy red welty hives in no time at all.  I can only assume I'm allergic to wool, but I've had others who insist that cannot be.  Well, I can tell you, it feels like my skin is on fire and I'm being eaten alive by fire ants...and as I've actually been attacked by fire ants, I can tell you that with certainty.

I don't have a better explanation since angora rabbit is fine.  I don't like shedding all the time, so I typically stick with cotton fibers.  It stinks because I see all these really cute sweaters and coats and they are wool or wool blends.   
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14031 on: December 21, 2013, 06:42:24 PM »
Of course you can be allergic to wool!  It's not a rare or weird allergy. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14032 on: December 21, 2013, 06:55:05 PM »
Mohair sets me off too.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14033 on: December 21, 2013, 07:10:33 PM »
Mohair sets me off too.

Mohair makes my eyes itch as well as my skin.  It also triggers my asthma.  I don't go full blown attack mode, but get very wheezy.  Still I have yahoos that think that it's a natural fiber, therefore, you cant be allergic to it. 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14034 on: December 21, 2013, 07:26:42 PM »
Mohair sets me off too.

Mohair makes my eyes itch as well as my skin.  It also triggers my asthma.  I don't go full blown attack mode, but get very wheezy.  Still I have yahoos that think that it's a natural fiber, therefore, you cant be allergic to it.

*blink* I suppose they don't believe in peanut, shellfish, or bee sting allergies either, since peanuts, shellfish, and bees are natural?
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14035 on: December 21, 2013, 07:29:16 PM »
The other thing that bugs me is lately, when my friend and I have been hanging out, he puts on a movie from netflix or whatever, but we only watch the first half hour or so before he shuts it off because he wants to do something else. Dude, if we're going to watch the movie, then let's WATCH the movie! If you only want to spend a half hour watching something, then pick something a half hour long!
And while we're at it, stop giving me crap about not seeing movies! I don't have on-demand, I work nights and live in an area with limited transportation. So no, I don't get to see all the big blockbusters that you think I should.

That would make me nuts too.  While I admit I will do that if I'm by myself and realize I'm not as much in the mood for something as I originally thought, if someone else is into it, I'll deal.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14036 on: December 21, 2013, 07:30:50 PM »
I don't get as severe a reaction as you but wearing wool makes me itch something fierce.  It's a family thing, I think.  My uncle used to wear his pajama bottoms underneath his wool trousers back in the day.

I can see you being OK with rabbit wool; it's a different animal, after all.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14037 on: December 21, 2013, 08:22:01 PM »
I have no idea about allergies, but maybe the lanolin is what triggers a sheep-fiber allergy while rabbit doesn't?  Maybe alpaca, llama, other types of wool would also work for the allergic. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14038 on: December 21, 2013, 09:13:41 PM »
I also get itchy from wool. My solution, which may or may not work for others, was to get some super lightweight silk underlayers.  I have a couple of different tops, either crew, V or turtleneck and some silk "long johns" bottoms.  For me, that is enough to keep the "itchy twitchys" from happening.  Also worked nicely when the lining of my suede pants shredded.  I just cut the lining out and wore my silks under them. 

Another advantage, the silks are washable and since they are next to your skin, you can wash them as often as needed and the wool or whatever doesn't need to go to the cleaners nearly as often.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #14039 on: December 21, 2013, 09:15:10 PM »
I also get itchy from wool. My solution, which may or may not work for others, was to get some super lightweight silk underlayers.  I have a couple of different tops, either crew, V or turtleneck and some silk "long johns" bottoms.  For me, that is enough to keep the "itchy twitchys" from happening.  Also worked nicely when the lining of my suede pants shredded.  I just cut the lining out and wore my silks under them. 

Another advantage, the silks are washable and since they are next to your skin, you can wash them as often as needed and the wool or whatever doesn't need to go to the cleaners nearly as often.

Not a solution for me right now, unfortunately.  Too many hot flashes - I'd expire from heat exhaustion, I think.   :D
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