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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2009, 08:56:15 PM »
Any updates, jilly:-[

Beer me strength for tomorrow and Tuesday. I'm volunteering at the Opening Ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial at the lovely general public entrance A; I'm under 5 ft. so I suck at crowd control. They told us no jeans if we could help it but considering what the weather will probably be... jeans it is. My friend is coming up for the swearing-in so we're going to see if we can on that. I'm actually thinking that the bus might be better than the Metro... hmm... no cars are going to be on the road. Fun times, y'all.  :D

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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2009, 09:40:21 PM »
Any updates, jilly:-[

Nothing on their blog so far today...that's either really good  :), or really bad.   :(  I'm just not sure which, yet. 
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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2009, 04:47:30 AM »
Jilly, please keep us updated.  I have absolutely kept them in my thoughts over these past few days.  I have to say, despite the nightmare of a situation that they're currently dealing with, I am beyond impressed with their level of strength. No one should have to deal with something like this, but they seem like incredibly strong, grounded people.  I'm just praying that all ends well for them, despite how things look now.

And, sora, you have my utmost sympathy.  I know this is a wonderful opportunity for you, but I also know that being in that area over the next few days is going to be incredibly taxing/borderline insane.  A very good friend of mine lives in MD and works right outside of DC, and the security warnings/rules and regulations/etc that she's been getting for the past few weeks re: the inauguration have been absolutely nuts!
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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2009, 10:10:06 AM »
Yeah, the traffic situation around here is going to be B-A-N-A-N-A-S.  HooHusband is trying to figure out what office he can actually get to on Tuesday so he can do some actual work. 

Sora -- do you have any long underwear?  You Florida gals might not have heard of them  ;)  That way you could wear some wool or other dress pants and still stay warm.  Heck, I wear them under my jeans for football games. 

The most important part of your wardrobe is probably your shoes/boots.  Take a fashion tip from JK and wear warm & sturdy boots if you can.  I have two pairs that have yummy fake fur lining thanks to my trips to Colorado.  (Those nutty people go out in any kind of weather, it's all in how you equip yourself).

Jilly, hugs to you and your friends.  What's that saying about God only gives you as much as he thinks you can handle (and I wish he wouldn't trust us so much)?

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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2009, 05:55:46 AM »
Beer me strength not to smack anyone today.

Between my prick of a flatmate; the new girl in work who sits 5 feet from me and insists on singing and humming to herself and not closing her mouth while she eats; my boss who discusses a major new client and incredibly important job with everyone else in the company apart from me, the one person who will actually do the work and needs to meet with the client asap to sort out exactly what they need since no one else actually understands my job - well, I'm getting pretty close to losing it today. Fingers crossed I win the lottery tonight, and all these problems will disappear immediately.

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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2009, 12:25:13 PM »
Beer me strength to get through the workday without crying...
I can't stand how unfair life is sometimes. For the past four months or so I've been looking into/applying/interviewing for TESL jobs overseas. A few weeks ago I got a job offer from one of my top choices in Korea. I accepted and have been spending most of my time since trying to get everything in order, as the start date is April 1st. I was so, so excited about doing this. I finished University in December and wanted to try something totally new.
And now after everything I don't think I'm going to be able to go. I had some health issues when I was younger, but I've been in remission for almost 6 years now, with virtually no problems. And then about 2 weeks ago I started getting relapse symptoms that have just been getting worse and worse everyday. I called my specialist, but they're in Toronto and insanely busy and can't see me until the end of March. I talked to my GP and she said there's nothing she can do. It's even more frustrating as I was at the doctor's about a month ago and was given an 'ok' for going overseas.
I haven't been able to bring myself to tell family/friends yet. I feel so defeated, and I guess I just don't want to have to admit it. I keep thinking that this is just a fluke, and maybe it's not a big deal, and is going to pass. But judging by how awful I feel right now, that's not looking too likely.
I'm also concerned that in my current mindset I'm more worried about what I'm going to miss, than actually being sick. I suppose I've just always accepted that I would relapse one day, and am just angry at the timing of it. There are so many things I want to do, and I don't want to accept that maybe I won't be able to.

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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2009, 12:46:38 PM »
I'm so sorry, hon.  That sucks so much.  It is disappointing. *hugs*

Not that it makes anything better, but I guess it's better in a way that it happened when you're close to home as opposed to having to pack up and come back.  And maybe in a few months, when you feel better or when things have been cleared, you'll be able to go? :)
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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2009, 12:52:34 PM »
That is a very tough situation. I mean, dealing with medical issues is bad enough, but the timing, yeah, that just makes it all the more painful.
I hope everything works out, and that you can get to feeling better, but more importantly, get to go to Korea, even if not right now, maybe in a bit.
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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2009, 12:56:47 PM »
Can your specialist's office have you on a waiting list, in case someone cancels?  Even if you have to drop everything to make an appointment, you could let them know at your (sucky) job that if there's an opening, you have to go.  

Beyond that, do you feel your GP should be able to do something?  Alternately, is there another specialist you could see sooner?  I'm just trying to grasp at any straw that might help you reach that overseas job. bighugsicon

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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2009, 04:20:32 PM »
This isn't health related or anything sad and depressing but I'd love some excellent beer vibes from the lovely peeps at MTT.

I put an offer in on a house in November that was a short sale, long and short of it it takes up to 6 months to hear whether or not the bank will accept it, I'm still currently waiting. Here's the deal, I just cancelled it and found a new house 44,500 cheaper and way closer to my comfortable price range. I'm sending over the contract today on the new house but they won't even look at it until tomorrow and then it's possible to hear something within 24 hours. I'm so excited but terribly nervous I won't get it. It's lender/bank owned now so it should be fast. So if I could be beered some strength that it will all go well and I'll get it I would love you guys forever. :-*
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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2009, 05:24:00 PM »
Beering you strength, dm.  Hope it all works out! :)

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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2009, 10:03:35 PM »
Beering you strength dm.  *fingers crossed for you*

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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2009, 10:08:31 PM »
Good luck, dm.  I hope you get to have an evil clown picture of your very own!

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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2009, 10:08:39 PM »
You bet, dm.  Good luck! Keep us posted.   :)
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Re: Lord, Beer Me Strength #3
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2009, 10:10:09 PM »
Good luck, Beka!  I hope you love it more than the other house which was, I know, causing a lot of problems.