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Artemis

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  1. Artemis

    GIF Your Mood

    Can “cold” be a mood? ‘Cause I’m freezing. Got as low as 0 degrees F early this morning. Average temps for this time of year are in the 50’s, but we’ve been getting teens and 20’s for weeks, and snow is lining the streets. I’m not ready for winter, at all.
  2. Artemis

    Introverts, how is your day?

    Yep. I hope so. It’ll be a slow heal, but it’s on the mend, though you’d hardly know it to ask him. When he gets sick with anything, no matter how minor, he imagines he suffers from all sorts of additional maladies. Yesterday evening he was on the brink of death because he hadn’t eaten since breakfast. Today he has a hernia. In his defense, it was a pretty bad ear infection.
  3. Artemis

    Introverts, how is your day?

    My dad is back on his ultra-clingy anxiety streak after getting an ear infection. He’s driving me insane. My laptop went kaput this morning. Motherboard issue, essentially irreparable. At least I have my iPad for basic functions, but being without a working computer is the last thing I needed right now. I have to have it for work. Hopefully I can save up for a new one quickly, but I just spent what little I had on clothes I needed for my evening/weekend job. When it rains it pours.
  4. Artemis

    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    I think that would only be if the asexual person is also aromantic. I lack sexual attraction but still desire love, companionship, and even marriage. That puts me in an infinitesimal percentage of people, and you can imagine how well it goes over with most men who are also seeking romantic partners. It's not easy. I know the feeling. I think all of us probably make less progress in a year than we hope to. It can be hard to muster the energy for it all. I hope you'll feel a bit better about life once your personal New Year passes. Happy Birthday, whenever it is!
  5. Artemis

    GIF Your Mood

    ^ Me three. ^ Mood is still this. It was a very crummy and disappointing weekend.
  6. Artemis

    Recently watched movies

    No movie for me. My dad had a medical "emergency" that turned out to be not that much of an emergency, so I had to miss the movie to attend him. Lost my monies too, because the theater is reserve seating only, and they only take cancellations in person, no less than an hour before the start of the film. *Sigh*.
  7. I've had the acoustic version of "Forgive Me Friend" by Smith & Thell stuck in my head for at least a week now.
  8. Artemis

    GIF Your Mood

    Frustrated, tired, depressed... It’s one thing after another.
  9. Artemis

    Introverts, how is your day?

    ^ That is the kind of “tailor”/“alterations person” I hired to alter my clothes those two times.
  10. Artemis

    Introverts, how is your day?

    I’ve only paid to have clothes altered twice; both were dress hems, different tailors, and it cost $80 for the first and $75 for the second. So I’m less optimistic, even for a simple pant leg. But I’ll look around.
  11. Artemis

    Introverts, how is your day?

    I don’t know anyone who sews. I’d have to pay a tailor.
  12. Artemis

    GIF Your Mood

    Nope, he only goes by Michael.
  13. Artemis

    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    The eternal question.
  14. Artemis

    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    This is a sampling of responses I've received when discussing my orientation: I've also heard most of these. And all of these: This is a small sampling of comments that were made in reaction to the video: In short... there's hostility.
  15. Artemis

    GIF Your Mood

    P.S. I asked my boss about "The Office", just to see what he'd say. He said he's gotten 'Michael' jokes before, but he's never seen the show.
  16. Artemis

    GIF Your Mood

    Grouchy.
  17. Artemis

    GIF Your Mood

    Technically I'm not allowed to miss work for being sick at all. I'd just have to come in anyway. But if I did stay home, no pay for that day and trouble with the boss.
  18. Artemis

    Introverts, how is your day?

    I'm feeling grouchy. I had to buy some new pants for work. I bought three of the same pair, and one of them is defective. The left leg is two inches longer than the right leg. Unfortunately, I didn't notice it until after I put them on almost 2 months later, so I no longer had the tags, though I still have the receipt. I tried to exchange them today, but apparently without the tag, there's "nothing they can do". So that's $60 down the drain. They lied to my face and gave me the runaround, sending me to two other stores, but that's a longer story. The most irritating thing to me is that they wouldn't exchange their own shoddy merchandise. What do they need with the tag that they can't do with the item number on the receipt? The pants are store-brand, so it's not like I could have brought them from somewhere else; and I wasn't asking for my money back, I just wanted the functional pair of pants I paid for. I feel a bit like my money was stolen. Guess I have to check for matching hem length every time I buy pants now. Grrrrr. Then I went to a different store to shop for some house items I needed, and they were out of everything. So that was basically my whole night wasted. Grrrrrrr.
  19. Artemis

    Introverts, how is your day?

    What kind of a thing? Like a book club?
  20. My sister-in-law has a special breastfeeding blanket that fits over her shoulders, basically like a light poncho, so she doesn't have to hang on to it, and she can look through the neck hole to see her baby. She tried using a baby blanket at first, but it kept falling down. She's says the special one makes it a lot easier.
  21. I think my mother is either an ENFJ or ENFP, and we don't get each other either.
  22. N is Intuitive, I is Introvert.
  23. Artemis

    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Yes, I'm sure many have argued that point in the ongoing debate. But most seem to argue their emotions instead of sense, so sense doesn't change anyone's mind.
  24. Artemis

    Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    You know what I mean. It's frustrating to read the same crap over and over again. As near as I can tell, the LGBT community feels that aces are trying to claim the problems that come with discrimination when they don't "deserve" to, because aces can pass as straight; thereby diminishing and taking attention from the "real" issues that homosexuals face. There's growing awareness of what it means to be ace, but not as much about what aces actually go through. I have, at some point, heard almost all the same things that homosexuals hear. I tried once to tell my brother and sister-in-law about my orientation, and they shut me down immediately. They basically said "No you're not. Asexuality doesn't exist. You just haven't met the right man yet." It came up with my father once as well, and he told me it was "unnatural". He said I was going against God's design, and disobeying the commandment to "be fruitful and multiply". Those were the best of my experiences coming out to someone. At worst, I have been threatened with corrective rape, and assaulted as well. As a result, I'm apprehensive for anyone to find out about my orientation. I had a "friend" who knew I was ace (didn't tell her, she guessed it), and she would out me to everyone. Couldn't keep her mouth shut. She brought me a lot of trouble by doing that. I think there are aces who don't have too many negative experiences, but often it's because they just never say anything about their orientation. Yes, but they still get some hostility from the community for the same reason as aces. Some people feel that they have more of a choice than homosexuals and could be/pass as straight if they "wanted to".
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