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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Matt Wilson » 03 Jan 2018, 18:55

My divorce finally came through after submitting it to the court in September. Don't know how I feel. I've been waiting for this moment for two years now. Still, it seems strange to feel triumphant or exultant.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 03 Jan 2018, 19:19

Matt Wilson wrote:My divorce finally came through after submitting it to the court in September. Don't know how I feel. I've been waiting for this moment for two years now. Still, it seems strange to feel triumphant or exultant.


My sister-in-law, who was then my recent ex sister-in-law, had been divorced for a little more than a year and told me it's like receiving a death certificate. I don't know if I'd go that far, but I certainly didn't feel triumphant. I felt like I'd failed important aspects of life in many respects.

It was for the best for everybody, but that didn't make it something celebratory. I was very ambivalent and conflicted about the whole thing.

It sucked, more than it was a good thing.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Matt Wilson » 03 Jan 2018, 20:48

sloopjohnc wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:My divorce finally came through after submitting it to the court in September. Don't know how I feel. I've been waiting for this moment for two years now. Still, it seems strange to feel triumphant or exultant.


My sister-in-law, who was then my recent ex sister-in-law, had been divorced for a little more than a year and told me it's like receiving a death certificate. I don't know if I'd go that far, but I certainly didn't feel triumphant. I felt like I'd failed important aspects of life in many respects.

It was for the best for everybody, but that didn't make it something celebratory. I was very ambivalent and conflicted about the whole thing.

It sucked, more than it was a good thing.


I don't feel like I failed or anything - I still don't know what I could've done differently. It was she who was cheating on me at the end (while still sleeping with me, I might add). So right there I'm going to assign blame more to her than to me. There's always a reason for infidelity, of course, but couples should work it out when one of them feels that they're falling out of love with the other - not resort to looking outside the marriage. We never even had 'the conversation' about any of this. It wasn't her style. So no, I don't really blame myself. I just picked the wrong one is all. Or maybe she became the wrong one decades into the marriage. I'll never know. I've moved on anyway.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 03 Jan 2018, 21:44

Matt Wilson wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:My divorce finally came through after submitting it to the court in September. Don't know how I feel. I've been waiting for this moment for two years now. Still, it seems strange to feel triumphant or exultant.


My sister-in-law, who was then my recent ex sister-in-law, had been divorced for a little more than a year and told me it's like receiving a death certificate. I don't know if I'd go that far, but I certainly didn't feel triumphant. I felt like I'd failed important aspects of life in many respects.

It was for the best for everybody, but that didn't make it something celebratory. I was very ambivalent and conflicted about the whole thing.

It sucked, more than it was a good thing.


I don't feel like I failed or anything - I still don't know what I could've done differently. It was she who was cheating on me at the end (while still sleeping with me, I might add). So right there I'm going to assign blame more to her than to me. There's always a reason for infidelity, of course, but couples should work it out when one of them feels that they're falling out of love with the other - not resort to looking outside the marriage. We never even had 'the conversation' about any of this. It wasn't her style. So no, I don't really blame myself. I just picked the wrong one is all. Or maybe she became the wrong one decades into the marriage. I'll never know. I've moved on anyway.


Well, every case is different. I was relating how I felt in my situation.

By the way, the ex sister-in-law who gave me the advice had been cheating on her husband for about four or five years. So, take that with a grain of salt.

I found out when I asked her on my last Los Angeles JU when we went out for a drink and something didn't seem quite right. I asked her and she admitted it.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 03 Jan 2018, 22:22

Well, if it's any consolation, John - my ex sister-in-law has cheated on her husband too. It must run in the family.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Jan 2018, 21:55

My kids just sent me this. They're having lunch with their mom while I'm at work.

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Postby Jeemo » 04 Jan 2018, 22:59

A girl I went out with a few times, when I was in my early twenties. Went missing just after New Years Day. She had went missing before but had turned up. Alas she found dead today. Very sad even though I hadn't spoken or seen her her in over 30 years.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Jan 2018, 23:15

Jeemo wrote:A girl I went out with a few times, when I was in my early twenties. Went missing just after New Years Day. She had went missing before but had turned up. Alas she found dead today. Very sad even though I hadn't spoken or seen her her in over 30 years.


That's too bad. I was reading the obituaries today and the guy who played goalie on my high school water polo team when I was a junior died. I'd gone to school with him from elementary through high school. He was a year older than me, but I knew him pretty well because of water polo and just going to school together so long. He was a nice guy. 58.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Jan 2018, 23:22

sloopjohnc wrote:My kids just sent me this. They're having lunch with their mom while I'm at work.

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I posted this on Facebook the other day and a woman I dated for three months in high school commented, "I always wondered what our kids would look like." I deleted the comment.

I thought it was kinda creepy.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 06 Jan 2018, 20:24

Your son has really grown (matured). He doesn't look like a little boy anymore.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 07 Jan 2018, 15:20

Six String wrote:Your son has really grown (matured). He doesn't look like a little boy anymore.


Doesn't sound like it either, Les. Sometimes when he answers the phone, I think it's someone else.
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Postby Jumper K » 07 Jan 2018, 15:38

sloopjohnc wrote:
Six String wrote:Your son has really grown (matured). He doesn't look like a little boy anymore.


Doesn't sound like it either, Les. Sometimes when he answers the phone, I think it's someone else.

He's probably hoping it is someone else phoning him.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 07 Jan 2018, 17:43

Jumper K wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Six String wrote:Your son has really grown (matured). He doesn't look like a little boy anymore.


Doesn't sound like it either, Les. Sometimes when he answers the phone, I think it's someone else.

He's probably hoping it is someone else phoning him.


Not "probably."
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Postby Dr Markus » 08 Jan 2018, 15:18

Definitely, this week, 100%, without doubt, i'm giving up beer for a month or so. Yep, gonna happy. :? :(
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Postby souphound » 08 Jan 2018, 17:53

I m SO sick of Winter already.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Jan 2018, 16:42

souphound wrote:I m SO sick of Winter already.


Ours just started yesterday. San Francisco had the 16th most rain over 24 hours in its recorded history.
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Postby souphound » 09 Jan 2018, 17:01

sloopjohnc wrote:
souphound wrote:I m SO sick of Winter already.


Ours just started yesterday. San Francisco had the 16th most rain over 24 hours in its recorded history.


We've had a couple of weeks in the -30C range and and only gotten milder (-3C--5C range) in the last few days. The forecast for Thursday? 9C :roll:

I have a bad cold and am trying to quit smoking (patches). Grrrrrr.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 11 Jan 2018, 15:33

Spent about 5 hours in Emergency last night after B slipped on some ice while walking the dog and broke two bones in her ankle. We didn't get home until about 3:30am and I'm fucking exhausted this morning. It was quite the scene there last night - amongst all the sorry looking fuckers there was one strung-out woman in handcuffs accompanied by a couple of cops, and a mother with her four grown daughters who all looked like a bunch of cut-rate Kardashians with puffed-out lips and tits. The mother was vomiting into a clear plastic bag, so that was nice. If you're bored and looking for a change of scenery in the wee hours, you could do worse than to hang out in Emerg and watch the scene.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 11 Jan 2018, 15:49

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Spent about 5 hours in Emergency last night after B slipped on some ice while walking the dog and broke two bones in her ankle. We didn't get home until about 3:30am and I'm fucking exhausted this morning. It was quite the scene there last night - amongst all the sorry looking fuckers there was one strung-out woman in handcuffs accompanied by a couple of cops, and a mother with her four grown daughters who all looked like a bunch of cut-rate Kardashians with puffed-out lips and tits. The mother was vomiting into a clear plastic bag, so that was nice. If you're bored and looking for a change of scenery in the wee hours, you could do worse than to hang out in Emerg and watch the scene.


Poor B! Hope she is feeling better soon.
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Postby NMB » 11 Jan 2018, 16:40

I just received a postcard from Everest base camp, which was nice. But posted last August and arrived today.
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