2022.01.18 13:22 purewisdom [WP] Your mom is the embodiment of Fate. As a kid you were slightly lucky--she refused to use her power to usurp free will. However, you're beginning to sense she wants grandkids from the amount of eligible partners that keep "randomly" showing up...and they're getting more specific to your type.
Her hypnotic voice came as whisper inches from my ear. “Is this seat taken?”
Mom was at it again. Explains why nobody sat next to me for half an hour. I imagined the stranger’s appearance before I turned around. A little game I played. When one is the son of Mother Destiny, keeping things interesting is a challenge.
I gestured at the stool next to me. “All yours.”
Mom really knocked it out of the park this time. My new friend didn’t look much different than the last girl, but a few differences made all the world. Curly hair instead of straight. Longer legs with an a-frame skirt to her knees. Actually my age, unlike the horde of younger ladies that originally heralded my mom’s obsession with procuring a grandchild.
“Thanks,” she said. Wow—perfect teeth too. The steakhouse’s other customers faded away behind her. “What are you drinking?”
“You bet.” Cherries, plum, and vanilla coated my tongue. Overseas wine could kiss my ass.
“Good choice. Mind ordering me one?”
I smirked, wondering what my mom overlooked. There was always something. “You bet.” I finished my drink and held up two fingers to the bartender. Pointed to my empty glass once I caught his attention.
“Thanks,” she said. “My name’s Meg.” She held out her hand sideways. Horizontal handshakes always bugged me. They reeked of bullshit chivalry, and I liked starting out on equal footing.
“Tom.” I accepted her handshake with genuine enthusiasm. “What brings you here tonight?”
“Just needed to get out, and I wanted to try somewhere new.”
“I get it.” I was beyond used to sudden inspiration inspiring chance encounters. We soaked up the sight of each other before I recommenced our conversation. “So, who’s your favorite author?” No use wasting time. I knew she read or she wouldn’t be here. Plus, I liked watching their surprise at the assumption.
“Richard Matheson.” Meg didn't surprise easy. “Familiar with him?”
Two wine glasses appeared in front of us. We cheered to each other and took our first sips.
“Very familiar,” I said. “I am Legend. What Dreams May Come. Hell House. Good choice.”
“I know.” If I thought her teeth were perfect before, I should’ve waited until she smiled. They redefined perfection. I actually started to fear blowing this. “Are you eating dinner too?”
“I wasn’t planning on it,” I said, “but I’m a little hungry all the sudden. You?” Half flirting, half honest. Mom knew all the tricks to skirt the lines of free will.
She grabbed a nearby menu and gave it a scant perusal before setting it down. “Same. Funny how that works. What do you do for a living?”
“Marketing for physicians.”
“No kidding. I’m a doctor.”
“Oh yeah. What kind?”
I choked on my wine.
Meg drummed the bar top. “Something wrong with that?”
“No,” I chuckled. “Not at all. Just a funny coincidence. Was considering visiting one, for, you know.” I imitated a pair of snipping scissors. I immediately regretted it. What if she wanted kids? For once, I could actually see myself—
“Want my number?” She inched closer.
Relief washed over me. “Depends. Do you date your patients?”
“Not usually, but I’m willing to make an exception.”
I expected an oversight, but never one of this magnitude. Dear old mom did her job a little too well tonight. I offered Mother Destiny a silent prayer as thanks, this time as a common patron instead of a son.
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2022.01.18 13:22 HippieCJ Question about light cycle
I am getting my first BP on Feb 1st and I had a quick question about lighting.
I live on the west coast of canada (vancouver island), which means the amount of natural light we get in the day can vary from only 8ish hours in Dec to like 16 hours in the summer.
For my setup I have a heat mat as well as a ceramic heat emitter to supplement with in the cooler months.
Will just having the blinds open on the window adjacent to my setup be enough light to keep my BP happy? Or would a light strip on a timer for a more consistent light schedule be necessary?
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2022.01.18 13:22 jeannakos Today feels like shit.
Day 18 here. I have been having this hideous feeling since this morning. It's like there is a flaming ball in my stomach that vibrates and goes up my chest and then down to my stomach again. It's like a constant physical craving that doesn't go away. I feel so sad. I feel like crying all the time. My body is like this immense space of void and sorrow. Maybe I shouldn't had this second cup of coffee, but I always have one, and it really bothers me or stresses me. I tried eating, but stuffing myself doesn't help. It even makes me feel worst afterwards, because of all the guilt for overeating and the discomfort in my stomach. I tried going for a run, but I walked home after running for 2 minutes (I am a long distance runner, hurray). It was not the hardest of days, but I got stressed and I just can't handle life today. I know I won't smoke. I have failed so many times, but I learned so many things in the process. I have created the mental models, I have my why's and my ways to go through it. But still. It's been more than 5 hours of this never ending craving/void. The only thing I can think of to go though it is to sleep on it. But it's like 17:00 and it will mess up my sleeping schedule. I want this day to end. Has anyone else had this type of cravings/shitty physical feelings in the 3 week of quitting (or later) ? What do you do when you have a long duration craving, sad /void feeling ? Thanks
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2022.01.18 13:22 Sad-Individual-6026 Investing in CULT
I use IBKR and I am not able to buy CULT there due to some micro cap regulations. I'd like to know through which brokers have you all been able to start a position?
Thank you tons
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