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Why?

My cousin is dating the best friend of my shitty ex. She didn’t know they were friends beforehand. The thought of running into him at any family get together makes me stress sweat. Why does the world have to be so small?

Outta Control

My drinking has gotten so bad. I’m hungover to the point I can’t leave my bed most days. The sunny days are the worst because all I want to do is get some sunshine in my life. What am I doing? As soon as the hangover passes I just feel like drinking again. There has got to be more to life than this.

Single Lady

I used to think my chances of meeting a nice man were slim to none. Then Covid hit and my chances went from slim, to none. I was complaining about this to a friend last night and she reminded me that perhaps it’s BECAUSE of Covid that I may meet a nice man when it’s over because everyone has been isolated and would like to meet someone. Times have changed and hopefully this disease has given people some perspective. Always look on the bright side of life!

Needy Neighbour

I have a neighbour that is constantly asking for favours or just wants to hang out. When we do hangout she won’t leave. She just makes more and more plans so I can’t escape. Because if Covid she can no longer pay her rent and has to move. I must confess, a week ago I couldn’t wait for her to be gone but she’s actually the only thing that gets me out of my house or interacting with anyone. What will happen to me now? It’s scary to think about.

Covid crushes

I have no where to go and nowhere to be. Never see anyone outside of my household. With so much screen time I have developed massive crushes on the smart, funny or beautiful men I watch. It’s some weird fallout of zero human social opportunity to connect with others. It’s like my brain is seeking any clear channel of a competent or hot male specimen, even if it’s just pixels.

Who would it be?

In my musings I was thinking that if you were confused at all about how you feel about someone, besides family members, you could ask yourself who you’d want to be with you holding your hand at the end of your life. As soon as I thought about that, the answer became completely clear. I’m not talking about a fantasy person. Someone who’s either in your life now or was in your life in the past.

Hinder

Remember Hinder? The band. I miss Hinder. The old Hinder. Y'know, with Austin Winkler. He was such a great vocal artist. I miss his music. Sex, drugs, rock n roll. He did a fantastic job. I still listen to his albums and rock out to them. This new guys sucks. I want to get the old Hinder back. Who's with me?

I didn't want to do this

Our friendship is over. We were close for over 10 years, until my friend took up with a very mentally unwell person. This person, after months of trying to befriend me, began stalking me, and then hating me when I disengaged. One of my parents was dying and I couldn't deal with making a new friend. My other parent is mentally ill. I tried to look beyond it (I'm not the type of person to be offended if a person with a diagnosed mental illness hates me; they're sick and I know that). But I had to tell my friend I couldn't befriend their new partner. I am not a bad person. I just had NO idea how to build any kind of relationship with someone so ill. And now? I don't want to. I have cordial relationships with all of my friends' partners, and am close to some of them I've known for decades, but I could not handle making this new friend, just because it made MY friend feel better...Now my friend has completely turned against me. I put up with my friends rude comments, putdowns, I was honest but polite about my limitations, so they cut me off. I tried calling, texting, emailing...it's done. I don't know...I'm not young and have had other friendships peter out over the years but this one really makes me sad. Life goes on, I guess.

Stanley Park without cars was awesome...

Been riding my bike in Stanley Park regularly since March when they banned car traffic. I went for a ride yesterday and was so disappointed to see all the cars driving through again... I was enjoying the quieter version of the park which required you to actually walk or ride a bike to reach some areas of the park. I suppose those with less mobility can enjoy the park again and that is totally fair but something deep down irks me to see the return of vehicles...

The real one

I'm effed up and effed over and nobody believes me. I cannot find a way to help myself, find a way for the suffering to stop or find a supportive place anywheres in the world because my problem is so unique. Furthermore, anyone who's tried to help me basically adds to the guilt, lucky to have them, cause I'm sucking them into my effed zone. I'm hoping it passes cuz I'm too mentally disturbed to do anything else

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