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I heard the drunk above me who stomps on his floor at non-existent noises up at the front door, the furthest he usually ventures out of his place. He was talking to a guy I've heard him talking to often, an older guy who gossips like he's in a female sewing circle. They were trying to talk low, but what I could make out was about me being a noisy person that the drunk has been bothered with. This is really out of line. He's the one who stomps and behaves like a raving maniac at times, so I should be complaining about him. Instead he's gossiping about me for no reason. I'm going to have to confront him.

Edit: This whole thing is making me wonder if I might be yelling or making noises in my sleep, and that's what he hears. He usually stomps and tells me to knock it off when I'm just sitting reading with no media playing; if he does it when I'm sleeping, I don't hear it. I often fall asleep just by slouching over on my futon. Sometimes I'm laying on a cell charging cable that goes over the top of the futon to an outlet behind it. Several times I have found that plug ripped out of the wall when I have woken up. That means I must have been pulling on the cord in my sleep. It would have taken a lot of force to pull this out. I'm not sure how I do it or if I'm doing anything else in my sleep like pounding. I might have to record myself to find out.

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I had a nightmare that I went back to high school. Now at my age.
Nothing really happened, I just walked around going to classes and didn't talk to anybody. Just like last time.
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My dad just burned a veggie burger on the stove and it smells like burning trash.

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I had a nightmare that I went back to high school. Now at my age.

Nothing really happened, I just walked around going to classes and didn't talk to anybody. Just like last time.
Going back to any classrooms/campuses os an SA nightmare of mine
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I just wish things had stayed the way they were when we first moved in here. The girl who owned the condo upstairs was so quiet you wouldn't even know she was there. I hardly ever saw her. Didn't hear her walking or talking or anything. She did sometimes rent her spare room out to troublesome (and noisy) people though. You'd think that buying a condo would create stability but no. At first, we only had one bad neighbor on the other side on the top floor. Very noisy with his bassy music and he flooded his apartment one time somehow.

The girl upstairs had a guy staying with her one time who broke into the old lady's condo who lived across the hall and stole her car. I didn't even know that happened until years later. Well, that old lady finally died and her condo was empty for a long time. Now there's another old lady over there who seems to have early dementia. She's usually thinking normally but one time she came over and knocked on our door and started talking about seeing ghosts and stuff.
Last night was absolutely terrible in the upstairs noise department. I have a very disorganized sleep pattern (always have). I was up most of the night and most of the day yesterday. I decided to lay down about 6 PM and that was just when the noise started to intensify. And it was just godawful. I mean there's just no way anyone with a brain could be up there and not know they are driving their neighbors crazy. And I mean, literally, it was NONSTOP for hours. I doubt if there was more than 30 seconds between the time I laid down and 11PM that there wasn't a screech or a shout or a yell or a bang or a loud obnoxious laugh or a stomping obnoxiously back and forth. And various other unidentified noises. Buzzing and scraping and what sounded like some kind of wheeled something going back and forth across the whole floor over and over and over.

I turned on my sound machine pretty loud and covered my ears with a pillow and I could still hear the constant banging and stomping. It is always quiet all night between about 11PM and 6:30 AM but it always starts all over again as soon as they get up. And it's literally night and day. One minute, silence and the next, unbearable chaos. I wish I was exaggerating the intensity of it.

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I just wish things had stayed the way they were when we first moved in here. The girl who owned the condo upstairs was so quiet you wouldn't even know she was there. I hardly ever saw her. Didn't hear her walking or talking or anything. She did sometimes rent her spare room out to troublesome (and noisy) people though. You'd think that buying a condo would create stability but no. At first, we only had one bad neighbor on the other side on the top floor. Very noisy with his bassy music and he flooded his apartment one time somehow.

The girl upstairs had a guy staying with her one time who broke into the old lady's condo who lived across the hall and stole her car. I didn't even know that happened until years later. Well, that old lady finally died and her condo was empty for a long time. Now there's another old lady over there who seems to have early dementia. She's usually thinking normally but one time she came over and knocked on our door and started talking about seeing ghosts and stuff.
Last night was absolutely terrible in the upstairs noise department. I have a very disorganized sleep pattern (always have). I was up most of the night and most of the day yesterday. I decided to lay down about 6 PM and that was just when the noise started to intensify. And it was just godawful. I mean there's just no way anyone with a brain could be up there and not know they are driving their neighbors crazy. And I mean, literally, it was NONSTOP for hours. I doubt if there was more than 30 seconds between the time I laid down and 11PM that there wasn't a screech or a shout or a yell or a bang or a loud obnoxious laugh or a stomping obnoxiously back and forth. And various other unidentified noises. Buzzing and scraping and what sounded like some kind of wheeled something going back and forth across the whole floor over and over and over.

I turned on my sound machine pretty loud and covered my ears with a pillow and I could still hear the constant banging and stomping. It is always quiet all night between about 11PM and 6:30 AM but it always starts all over again as soon as they get up. And it's literally night and day. One minute, silence and the next, unbearable chaos. I wish I was exaggerating the intensity of it.
Better file a noise complaint with the local sheriff or something before it drives you to suicide. They will probably have to give them a couple of warnings before they even give them a ticket, so it might take a while. Stress like that is no joke. Something similar almost broke me recently.
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So my boss is trying to get his wife pregnant. He's 50 and she's 42; it's no surprise they're not having much luck. He was telling me how he recently purchased some really expensive vitamins for the both of them, on doctor's orders. Because "overall health" is very important for conception. And then he went into a bit of a rant about how those vitamins were veeeeery expensive, how he found them online for much cheaper, blah blah.

By the way, he's a heavy smoker. He goes on frequent smoke breaks, and during lunch he basically chain smokes. Has it never occurred to him that smoking is bad for "overall health?" By quitting smoking, he'd do more for his health and fertility than swallowing a million dollars' worth of vitamins. He's generally a smart person, good at his job, and I respect him as a professional. But how can somebody be this smart and this stupid at the same time?
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Better file a noise complaint with the local sheriff or something before it drives you to suicide.
Well, it's not that bad. I would actually just go up there and ask them to keep it down if I was that far gone. They're not bad people. They're just not that bright (apparently). I've put up with the same type of thing before many times.

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So my boss is trying to get his wife pregnant. He's 50 and she's 42; it's no surprise they're not having much luck. He was telling me how he recently purchased some really expensive vitamins for the both of them, on doctor's orders. Because "overall health" is very important for conception. ... By quitting smoking, he'd do more for his health and fertility than swallowing a million dollars' worth of vitamins.
I would hope that this is an exacerbated expression. But if he really did spend even five-figures for vitamins and health-related prescriptions while damaging both with his smoking...sorry to say, but doesn't sound very smart. Who am I to say though, right?

I knew someone who work/ed with a type of patients that required medicines and monitoring which involved health, let's just say. She claimed to be a vegetarian (not a hit on vegetarians, but had to put this), saying that certain pharmaceutical products would do more damage than smoking, meanwhile wreaking of cigarette smoke when near her and later on looked skeleton thin. No evidence involved, but I think she got fired due to 'something deeper going on'. Sad part is she has three children; one conceived in attempts to save the marriage but it still ended in a divorce.

But, again, who am I to say...?

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You know how sometimes you'll hear a song from years ago that you hated, but like it more today because today's music is so awful? I was at restaurants yesterday and today where they were playing a lot of '90s stuff. Smash Mouth's "All Star" and Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity" are not two of those types of songs. They sucked and were annoying decades ago and still suck and are annoying today.

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You know how sometimes you'll hear a song from years ago that you hated, but like it more today because today's music is so awful?
I don't listen to enough of today's music to think it's awful. I just don't listen to it because I guess I don't have enough patience to listen to tons of awful stuff to find new stuff I like. But yes. That happens to me. I think it's the nostalgia. Everything was better when I was 15. Music always takes you right back and puts you in the exact headspace you were in back when it was part of a world you felt like you belonged in. (Well, that's my reason anyway).

The worst music from 1988 still gives me those feelings because that's what music does.

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The worst music from 1988 still gives me those feelings because that's what music does.
So you want bad music from 1988. This... this can be arranged.



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So you want bad music from 1988. This... this can be arranged.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdSmokR0Enk
Blame it on the Rain is better. But yes. It wasn't great music but it was fun music. It's funny to think what a scandal the lip-syncing thing was back then.

I don't even remember this one. I remember the one with the hot blond in the background (I forgot Rick was there).

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Music always takes you right back and puts you in the exact headspace you were in back when it was part of a world you felt like you belonged in. (Well, that's my reason anyway).
Eminem's "My Name Is" is that one that does that most strongly for me because it was released right as I was moving into my first apartment (still my current apartment). Any time I hear it, I recall watching the video within the first days after moving in. Then I realize the ways in which I've wasted 21 years, and I get sad.

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Looks like I missed my opportunity to get a new job. It's not a good climate for onboarding anybody to a new job at the moment. I applied to a job about a month ago, but I suspect they had no openings since the listing was already over a month old at that point. They have other listings up for the same job, different shifts, but it's worthless to apply. Instead I'm stuck being miserable at this job that is most likely going to move to working from home because we have a bunch of Chicken Littles running the place. I don't want to work from home; have to get the internet to do so, and it just doesn't work for me.

My last day when I didn't come into the office was 2/23.

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Yep. That one's been playing in my head on repeat.

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I've always preferred "Losing My Religion" but yeah the current events really make you think of "It's the End of the World...".

I talked to my dad (born in 1950) and he can't remember anything as crazy as we are going through now. Only thing remotely similar was the Cuban military crisis of 1962. I guess the Vietnam War was really huge but that wasn't done on American soil. Right now it almost feels like WW2 or something. Global and major. It's just wild. Way crazier than when HIV was discovered even. They didn't shut down schools, tell everyone to work from home, ban large gatherings of people, and ban travel from Europe. WTF.

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It's just wild. Way crazier than when HIV was discovered even.
When HIV was discovered, people said the sinners deserved to die and shouldn't be helped. I'd say we're much less crazy now.

Although I doubt a temporary ban on sex would've been particularly successful anyway.

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