• @ladybarbara I see that he hasn’t been around in a while. Tag him when you mention him and @Griz should get a notification when he’s mentioned. :wink:

  • The kilt! Thanks for the history lesson, and hopefully the HOA will let this one slide.

  • @Santa Bunny I know that the blocking feature doesn’t work as it should. I’ve tried to have it reworked several times, and I think it did work for a bit, but as the core system is updated the functions seem to have gone missing. I hope to be able to revisit this again.

  • @ladybarbara Thanks for the feedback, I have asked this person to stop. The multiple accounts will be removed, I hope that this will bring others back around again too.

  • @Weenis Hitting a phase? I hope all is well. I haven’t heard from you in a while.

  • @five2one I mean in the sense of wholly accepting another in your life without boundaries. People sometimes put up walls or limits when it comes to relationships either because they’re not ready to share all parts of themselves with another they are afraid of being hurt, opening up to another person wholly puts you at a vulnerable position, it…[Read more]

  • I know that things around here haven’t been so sunny lately. A lot of you may have trouble posting convos and navigating around the site – if that’s still an issue, holler.

    But I’d like to know why you return

    • It seems most of the topics are subjective postulations, not anything deep.

      I’ll read, browse, and if there’s something interesting, post.

      Also, I may be hitting a phase in life where I’m all out of F’s to give.

      • @Weenis Hitting a phase? I hope all is well. I haven’t heard from you in a while.

        • @mamajoy

          Oh all is going well, I’m just losing a lot of faith in the power of the pen, or even conversation.

          As we’ve seen on this site, and the previous, whenever there are alternate viewpoints, instead of discussing the point people just REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

          This is currently happening across college campuses all over the US. This is why the first amendment is a big discussion point right now. This is why many are standing by hate speech being protected by the first amendment, but the left wants to call everything hate speech and censor it.

          All these things are just putting me in the position of “meh” and doing my own thing, and let everyone else just do the dumb crap they’re going to regardlessly continue to do.

          Maybe I’m finally realizing in full effect the passage about pearls before swine?

          Here’s some financial advice, if you want to make some money, bet on Trump in 2020.

          Will you take my advice? Probably not. If you do, you’ll put $$$ in the bank.

          See, it’s kind of like that.

    • One person with several account names has ruined this site.

      • @ladybarbara Thanks for the feedback, I have asked this person to stop. The multiple accounts will be removed, I hope that this will bring others back around again too.

        • @mamajoy The loss of Griz is really sad.

          • @ladybarbara he deleted his account? wow.

            • @Jear77 Griz??? Wow! I guess a drunk making multiple accounts so that he could talk to himself was boring to Griz. I know it was boring to me. This site turned into something uninteresting, like watching as a drunk masturbates with his own words. The human interactions were not friendly. In fact, at times, it was nasty, mean spirited and hostile. I have been through a lot of things in my 72 years of life. I have traveled and married 5 times, I gave birth to 2 sons, I raised 7 sons (5 stepsons), and had many chapters to my life lived and closed, then put on a shelf to open and look at. Mr. Multiple accounts prided himself with calling me a liar when I shared anything about my life. There are just so many times I can get slapped in the face and then I go away. I noticed when you went silent and I missed you terribly. I enjoy your posts and answers. When Griz left and you went silent this site was ruined for me. I really enjoyed all the good friends on here. To see someone drunk posting and chasing other members away is sad to see. I hope this site can be saved and not die of being taken over by a drunk poster who feeds his own ego by talking to himself and insulting other members.

          • @ladybarbara I see that he hasn’t been around in a while. Tag him when you mention him and @Griz should get a notification when he’s mentioned. :wink:

            • @mamajoy I am not one to try to force someone to do what they clearly don’t want to do. I don’t try to change anyone’s mind, or force myself where I am not invited to go. When Griz is ready to come back, he will do it on his own.

    • We should be able to self-police, but when blocking doesn’t work, that’s tough.

  • I’d have to agree that there is someone for everyone but I think finding that connection relies on one’s ability to accept another person in their lives wholly.

  • I think that love is conditional. I’m not sure that unconditional love can exist in a world with ethics and values. If someone you love does something that go against beliefs that you are firm upon and you cannot accept, I’m fairly certain that we are more than capable of revoking our professed feelings of “love”.

  • OldBluesMan is a new member as far as I can tell.

  • @luftballooneyegouge Sorry, all the posts/comments were reset to the last website backup. Since I couldn’t figure out the issues I had to restore the backup. My account got messed up too and I couldn’t get into the backend settings to fix it.

    You can repost it, I think I still have the text in my email notifications.

    Edit: Actually I just…[Read more]

  • If you knew that you had multiple lives to be lived – in the context of instant revival at death in which you retain your memory of the said death, how would you live them?

    I had an odd thought while I was

    • “If you knew that you had multiple lives to be lived – in the context of instant revival at death in which you retain your memory of the said death, how would you live them?”

      That… is a very odd question, hard to answer. In terms of life regrets, I have none. Lived a great life so far. A great amount of adversity, but adversity is required so one can be a hero who overcomes it.

      That is my morality, to be a hero.

      The second life, I am not sure how I would live it. This life I have pretty well lived as Jim Morrison said he would live a second life… as a gardner doing his own head trip thing…

      I definitely did not want to go into fame or rock, because of what happened to him. He had a mouth, and so do I.

      Really would like to just find a partner in crime who could operate on the same level I am. To whom I am not some incomprehensible enigma, but got me.

      Probably would like to go down in mexico, get two guns, and just start hunting cartel members for fun and money.

      • @five2one
        you dying 9 times hard

        That’s soothing….

        • @luftballooneyegouge
          Any further posts from this ID aren’t me.

          The End

        • @luftballooneyegouge You are a fucking psycho.

          Fucking rabid foaming at the mouth slanderer.

          What is wrong with you Mr CSI — if I hacked the site, why the hell would I give up my real identity information. Something you are too amateur and cowardly to do.

          Amateurs give out no information, because they think ANY of it could be used against them. Professionals know that they should give out key information, because they know what can be used by an attacker, and what would only hurt the attacker.

          In your case:
          A. Your dick is probably laughably small – if you are not a girl pretending to be a guy which is super high probability.
          B. You are an Inquistor sort. A sort who crucifies innocent people. One who burns innocent people at the stake. No shame, either, do you?

    • I’m gone. Delete me

  • mamajoy posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    @luftballooneyegouge is your account still messed up?

  • Why don’t you just stick to one account? Just curious.

    I honestly can’t say if it’s a bug or if someone has been messing with the code. But it’s a real pain in the ass to sort out – so if you did have something with it…knock it off. I certainly don’t have the technical know how that you do, so if you have any suggestions to tighten things up…[Read more]

  • mamajoy‘s profile was updated 1 week, 5 days ago

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  • Hi gang. Sorry for the wonkiness, it’s been fixed…I think.

    The last time I checked in was many, many moons ago. What’s changed for you? What has stayed the same? What are the changes to come?

    I’ve had many

    • Things are… strange with me.
      In the intervening months since we last spoke, I’ve been home to Joliet, and back to Chicago. During my move to Chicago, I sprained my ankle. Then a few days later I badly strained it, setting back my previous progress.
      I now have a support system to help me deal with life better.
      I have plans of taking free online courses to make myself more competitive in the job market… but first I need to heal up (sighs). AND my room needs to be warmer; when I’m here I’m buried under blankets.
      My new roommate, while strange in his own way, seems to care about my well-being… unlike my “friend” who I try to help with his business.
      Speaking of him, he finally got the financing to purchase the restaurant he’s been looking to purchase for the last year or so, but needs a few bucks to “seal the deal” as it were. I wish him all the luck in the world, but the more time I’m with him, I know he needs to realize that things may not always work out the way he wants them to… or at least in the timeframe he wants.

  • Hey everyone. So I’m doing this new thing where I post questions when they come to me…so I don’t forget them!

    So I’m curious…why do you care? What makes you support the causes you stand for or the morals

    • I care because I care. I have love. I have love for those close in my social circle, but also have a lot of investment with people in the world. So, I love them.

      I have a responsibility and have learned to love people who are otherwise strangers.