KaijuCanuck wrote:Titanoterror98 wrote:Speaking of tickets, Weird Al is going to perform with a philharmonic orchestra in my city this August and I missed out on all the affordable seats. There's one B-Day gift off the list...
Aaaaaaaand that info (as I saw a posting on Facebook earlier for that event) has inadvertently caused me to deduce the city of my fellow Albertan. Without saying what it is, since clearly you seem to want to keep it private, I believe that you and I, sir, are natural-born enemies. Have at thee!!!!
Easy there, friend. I came here to make friends, but trust me, you do NOT want to mess with a man who's been deprived of his Weird Al concert. (Although, I am grateful that you respect my privacy. )
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Godzilla165 wrote:That last few weeks have been really stressful. We got back to school after winter break and just hit the ground running. More homework than I’ve ever dealt with in my life, haven’t had a lick of free time. Finally it seemed like things were slowing down after I got in this giant assignment.
So today I had a date planned that I was really looking forward to, but she cancelled. Wasn’t her fault, it was a genuine excuse, but then as we texted after I said something stupid and now it’s weird and idk if I’ll get to see her ever after all. It was like the one good thing I had on the horizon in the near future. Well whatever, moving on, I check all my class syllabi, and guess what, there’s still a ton to do. I basically have to get six classes worth of material done this weekend, which is a lot. So I study from getting home to about 11:30 - which is basically what I do every single day.
Finally I decide I’ve earned a break, and it’s Friday after all, so I pop in Godzilla vs King Ghidorah. I’m about fourteen minutes in when my roommate comes in, asks what I’m watching, and then immediately suggests we watch Bandersnatch instead, that new Black Mirror thing on Netflix where you choose your own adventure. I’m really not in the mood, I’ve seen it before and I just want to chill out with Godzilla, but I’d already told him it was a great thing to watch with a buddy, and I’ve blown him off a lot recently for studying. I think it would have been totally fair for me to just say I wanted to finish my movie, but skreeonk me I guess I’m too nice, so very reluctantly I say sure. Then as we start it I find out he’s seen it already too, he just really wants to get a different ending. And as we go, it turns out I did all the opposite choices he did the first time, so we’re basically doing my version again. This guy is so disconnected sometimes - like, first of all I was already watching something. Like, it’s a shared tv so yeah he can ask to do something else, but his tone was just so like “I don’t respect what you’re watching so you must not either, of course you’re willing to drop it, let’s watch something new and cool”. Second of all, he just barrels along through this thing to get the experience he wants. I did end up getting a different ending than I’d seen before, and I guess I enjoyed it in the end, but damn I just wasn’t relaxed, I spent the whole time just being irritated at him but trying not to show it.
I dunno. I dunno what the point of that story is. None of it’s even that bad, I’m just feeling so strung out and worn right now from school and from a lack of a romantic life, and then everything today that was supposed to be good took a surprise crappy turn.
^ Man, I'm sorry to hear about all of that, mate. Sometimes even the little things just become such a drag and a tug on your life, and I've definitely been there myself more times than I can bloody count, trust me. But hey, maybe that girl you're talking to is the type where she brushes off the, "weird", stuff and thinks nothing of it? Women can be cool like that sometimes. I remember saying the weirdest and most awkward thing on the first date with my wife, and I genuinely believed that, "man, I just screwed this
poop up BIG time". And yet, she somehow just laughed and we carried on, and she's stuck with my ass ever since. Have some hope, mate, and if that girl doesn't respond back, then try not to sweat it too much; there's a proper lady out there for you.
And, if you're grinding hard on your studies and just want some time to yourself, bloody take it! Your flatmate should understand when someone just wants to chill and de-stress after a long day by themselves sometimes. And, next time, you pick the bloody movie and choose whatever skreeonking Godzilla movie you want. "No, Tim (or whoever your flatmate's name is), we're watching Son of Godzilla tonight, dammit, and you're gonna like it!" Assume your best T-pose and assert your dominance, Canuck!
In all seriousness though, mate, things will get better and easier for you soon; I'm certain of that. Hopefully you have a much much better day today .
Sorry to hear you're day took such a crap turn. I've put up with and gone through pretty similar stuff, myself. I've said dumb things to friends and had my time with my favourite show ruined, too. However, I wouldn't beat yourself up venting about it--opening up about a bad day, no matter how bad it really was--can only help you feel better.
I'd take Godzilla165's advice, for sure. Not only do I respect a man who uses T-posing for asserting dominance, bu I also agree with a lot his points. If that girl doesn't come back, let her go and wait for the right one to come into your life. And if she does, hey, that means she likes you for who you are and will accept those weird bits, no problem! And as for the TV stuff, sometime's you just have to have some patience. You have no idea how many times I wanted to scream my head off at my Dad for channel-surfing over actually watching one of our PVR'd shows, but I just did my best to keep my cool, let him have his fun no matter how frustrating it may be, and then just carried on. Besides, like G165 said, there will come a day when your friend will have to watch what you want, and you can subjugate him to all the Godzilla you want! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
*Ahem* Uh, anyways, yeah. Just keep calm and carry on, my dude. Things will get better sooner or later.