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post #24071 of 24316 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 03:11 PM
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Going to a benefit gala for our local humane society this weekend, the vet hospital I work at is the main event sponsor. Was going to take a friend but she had to bail. So now my mom is my date Still excited but also work this weekend (still doing at least 10-11 hours of overtime a week + classes) so I'm going to be even more exhausted than normal.


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post #24072 of 24316 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 03:43 PM
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Not to my taste, although I will say she seemed to be a more moderate ASL, even though to me there was still too much angulation in the rear. I also don't like the narrower heads and swan looking/upright necks on ASLs.

Even though we own show bred dogs, I actually prefer the look of the working lines (although I don't like that many working lines have completely upright shoulders and very short, steep croups as this has a serious effect on their reach and drive). I like dogs on the smaller end of the standard (the German show lines tend to be oversized or standing on the upper limits), that are lighter boned, have a strong, firm hind end, balanced drives, great environmental hardness, intelligence (unfortunately this seems to be lacking in a lot of the show bred dogs I've met), aloof or neutral to strangers, and most importantly, is biddable with a good work ethic.

Unfortunately, we don't seem to have as many working line breeders as we do show or pet breeders, and it seems many of the dogs being sold as 'working line', the closest titled relative is three generations back. After owning two weak-nerved dogs, I don't want someone's BYB walking liability.
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I have a vent and a rant. So, here it goes..

So if any of you read my thread "FLOOD EVAC/BETTA EVAC" then you would know that the Oroville dam emergency spillway was about to fail and everyone within a 30 min. distance was evacuated, my family members and I included. As well as my bettas.

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The schools have been closed because we have an atmospheric river coming and it will bring A LOT of rain so they are worried that with all the rain coming, that the emergency spillway will for sure fail. I'm frustrated because I don't want to evacuated again. It was so stressful and scary. My baby bettas were very stressed and scared. We also left my cats at home because my mom and dad said that there wasn't a high chance it would break that night but we had to leave to be safe. I was so unbelievably scared the whole time because people were looting buisnesses and robbing houses and I was so scared that someone would break into my house, hurt my cats, steal our stuff, stuff my parents have wored hard for to give my siblings and I. Things my parents have worked hard for to make sure my siblings and I have had what we want and need. We just bought this house. Our first time buying a house and my parents have bought so much stuff to make this house perfect. I was scared it would all get taken away just because someone wanted to be selfish and take it all for themselves. I was so stressed and scared and I do NOT want to go through that again. I told my parents I would NOT leave this house unless the spillway actually failed. My dad was saying "You will go if we tell you too." Yeah. Try it make me. I know my parents only care about us being safe, but I cannot go through it again. I can't. And if the spillway breaks, it wont be that much water. I mean, it's a 30ft amount of water. I live 30 min. away. Our area wouldn't be flooded badly. Not at all. I know I am acting rude and stubborn, but I can't do it again.

Now for the rant... I want a job. I am trying. I applied at Chipotle. They haven't said anything and it been almost 2 weeks. They then put on their website that they needed a team member and were hiring. Um hello? I'm right here! Did they not read my application or something!? There aren't a lot of places to apply to. I turn 18 in a month and that's when I can apply for all the good jobs. Petsmart, Petco, Home Depot, major restaurant chains, and just so so sooo much more! I also just don't want to wait. I just want a job. A lot of places are hiring for 17 year olds but not places I want. I cannot work somewhere I don't like. If I don't like the place I'm working at, then I wont be able to preform my best because I wont be happy. Ughhh. I think I will just wait. I have a feeling if I wait, it will be worth it.
Another rant... So, my mom bought me some bettafix for Lux since he has finrot. I told her that people were saying that it was a bad product and that I was scared. She then proceeds to tell me "Why didn't you research it before? That's wasting our money" blah blah blah then take it back. I offered to pay her back but she's like "no no no" Okay. Then stop complaining. She also goes "You beg us to buy you stuff for your fish and you never use them" seriously. really? In which I said "Tell me one thing that you have bought for me for my fish that I haven't used." And she says' "I don't know" Exactly because I have used EVERYTHING. And you know it. Ugh. Sorry for seeming like a brat. I just do not like when parents over exaggerate.
Also, I'm in online school. I have no friends. I went through a bad teenage stage 2 years ago and my mom seems to not trust me STILL. Even though I have changed completely. And lets not forget the fact that it happened 2 years ago. Well, since I have no friends and no anything, I have no one to talk to about my day to day fish stuff and interests. My brother has a weird fascination with cars. Always has. He talks about cars 24/7.(I am not exaggerating.) And he can talk to my dad for houuurrrs about car stuff. But as soon as I mention something to my dad about my fish, he huff and puff and siigghs like I have been talking to him about fish for hours. It's like his lungs are about to pop because he sighs so hard. Why can't I talk about my passion? How come my brother can talk to you about cars and your perfectly fine but I can't talk about fish? I know you love cars as well as he does but come on. Let me please talk. My dad isn't a bad dad. He's an awesome dad. I just don't understand. What harm does it do? Maybe if I wasn't locked up in Solitary Confinement 24/7 I wouldn't have to talk about fish all the time to my parents. My mom listens to me about my fish, but she acts interested but clearly isn't. And it makes me sad. Who else do I have to talk to? I have no one because I am not allowed to have anyone. So please, parents, don't get annoyed when I talk to you guys about my fish when you guys have literally brought it upon yourselves. Maybe if you guys gave me the trust I well deserve, then this wouldn't be an issue. This is why I want a job so bad. Thank goodness I turn 18 in a month.
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My parents are that way, too. Never trust me, won't buy me fish stuff, and hate it when I talk about my fish. The only thing they enjoy is my photography (which is mainly of fish). Even then, mom complains I'm taking up storage on her phone. Then why didn't you get me the camera I asked for for Christmas?!?

You're lucky. :P I'm 15 and I want a job nearly as bad as you do. At least you have a month to wait; I have 3 years!
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I totally feel the job pain, I'm 18 but I still won't get hired, I applied to Pet Smart and PetCo (who desperately needs an aquatics specialist) but OH NO, they won't hire ME, they're looking for help, but not my help.. My job with Edible Arrangements was SO.MUCH.FUN and I HATED leaving because of my stupid vinyl allergy, but other than them, no one will give me a chance, like screw the assessment tests, and bring me in and actually get to know me, and what kind of worker I am, an assessment test isn't going to tell you how I would perform. I applied to Michael's last night, but it didn't go through...-_-
My mom has the same issue, we both want to work desperately, we both need it desperately, but no one wants to give either of us a chance. --Rant over, sorry XD
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Job hunting is the legit worst. I hate the assessment tests like some of them are such bullplop. Like one of them implied you can't be artistic and reliable at the same time!!! And like they never really say no either. You just end up waiting in the void.... heck, my current job, they didn't hire me until like 6 months after I sent my application.

I'm having a somewhat petty problem.

I have a craving to make greeting cards but the more I shop, the more I understand why most people just buy $3 printed cards from shops. My shopping cart keeps hitting like $50...

I'm also feeling really salty about stamp companies and Angel Policies. =_= like if I am buying a high quality $15 stamp I want to potentially be able to sell something I make with it if the situation arises. I don't expect to sell a lot, but like I don't want to bother writing notes on which ones I can or can't sell. And now I need to spend extra time on every stamp I find interesting to see how lenient the Angel Policy is.

Well, it's more I am annoyed I like Hero Arts the most but their Angel Policy is the most restrictive without saying "you can't sell anything" because it was like "less than 50 and local only." The local part is the most difficult because my selling niche is largely online. Like Lawnfawn and some of the others are like "as long as you stamp it by hand and it's a finished product, go nuts." Like I understand why you shouldn't sell loose unfinished die cuts because then people can circumvent buying dies from the company, but stamps are like come on... If someone wants to buy a finished card, it's most likely because they will not make one themselves. I mean I sell sewing patterns and I still sell more finished products than patterns. If someone's not crafty, they're not crafty.

I don't have enough friends to make like 20 stamped cards for...

But I am motivated by spite and now I'm like forget your goldfish and koi, Hero Arts. I'm going to design a betta layering stamp (the only betta stamps I could find were lackluster IMO)..... =_= I wish there were clear blocks to carve. It would be easier to just carve a rubber stamp block, but for layered stamp techniques, getting things in the right spot is very hard with an opaque stamp if I am not using a stamping/printmaking machine. But I guess if I design one on the computer and order prints I can try delving into the world of stamp designs since it's not cost effective at all to sell hand carved stamp blocks themselves.

Speaking of. Why on earth is a Misti stamping tool $40. It's like a hinged folder with rulers on the side???

Sometimes I feel like my DIY nature makes me massively stingy to an illogical extreme because sometimes I won't buy a craft item unless I've blown as much money messing up....
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My aunt crafts and makes amazing cards. During holidays she's more than happy to set me loose on her craft room to make whatever's I want since I started messing with everything when I was little and I can be trusted not to break things. I must say the Misti is actually worth it! She didn't want to spend the money on it either but it's one of her best purchases, especially when she's making 20+ Christmas cards. And it's great for me because i suck at stamping...

She also said there's a copy cat for the Misti. It's called the Hampton Art stamp perfect tool. Much cheaper. She recommends waiting for the Tim Holtz one coming out in April though.
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Ah thanks for the advice! I didn't know Tim Holtz was doing one.

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You youngsters have to remember that for you, 2 years is a looong time, whereas for us old folks, it's yesterday (figuratively speaking.). This can be worked out mathematically. For you, 2 years is 2/18, or about 11% of your life; a significant proportion. Those same 2 years to someone who is 40 is 2/40, or 5% of their life. As you age, each unit of time represents a smaller and smaller percentage of your overall experience; in other words, the units are compacted. So, from your parents' perspective, 2 years represents less than half the time that it does for you.


When I was young, I asked my father why he had planted the maple trees so far apart. He said, "Actually, I think I've planted them too close together."
But they're so small, I said. It will take forever for them to fill the space!
He replied, "They'll grow."
And they have. And now I see that he was right. They are planted too close together.
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You youngsters have to remember that for you, 2 years is a looong time, whereas for us old folks, it's yesterday (figuratively speaking.). This can be worked out mathematically. For you, 2 years is 2/18, or about 11% of your life; a significant proportion. Those same 2 years to someone who is 40 is 2/40, or 5% of their life. As you age, each unit of time represents a smaller and smaller percentage of your overall experience; in other words, the units are compacted. So, from your parents' perspective, 2 years represents less than half the time that it does for you.


When I was young, I asked my father why he had planted the maple trees so far apart. He said, "Actually, I think I've planted them too close together."
But they're so small, I said. It will take forever for them to fill the space!
He replied, "They'll grow."
And they have. And now I see that he was right. They are planted too close together.
I'm going to be honest, I'm only 25 but time passes for me like it does my parents and grandparents. I don't know why, but I noticed it with my daughter first, thinking about all the dates and everything that's happened. It doesn't feel like years even though some of the things that pop into mind were 5-6 years ago when I was just out of high school, I have to keep reminding myself what year it is so I don't confuse people talking about "a few years ago". It's really strange having this kind of mind set at my age XD

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