I (M, 35) met my now-girlfriend (F, 30) at the start of 2020. Neither of us was particularly looking for a relationship, but I guess sometimes you just can't ignore what's staring you in the face. She's completely wonderful - warm, insightful, funny and beautiful - to the point where her interest in me can sometimes feel like a clerical error, and yet I've never felt so appreciated. I'd go so far as to say that, quite apart from making me fall deeply in love with her, she's dangerously close to making me like myself.
And if that sounds too good to be true, let me just remind you that, as per the title of this thread, she chews like a yak with a mouthful of superglue and I don't know what to do about it.
Please understand that I really don't *want* to care, not least because it would almost certainly hurt her feelings if she knew that it bothered me, but it does bother me. I find myself rubbing my face to self-soothe when we eat together, feeling pronounced stress and anxiety about the sounds in the first instance, and then feeling even more stress and anxiety about the possibility of her clocking my stress and anxiety.
I'm not sure that I'm able to ignore this as I might never become desensitised to it, but equally I don't want to raise it with her if it might be a "me problem". I've done a bit of reading into misophonia (a condition whereby some people can have disproportionate emotional reactions to ordinary sounds) and I'm open to the possibility that I have some mild version of that going on, in which case maybe the answer is for me to get therapy?
However, this isn't something I've experienced again and again throughout my life. Only once before can I remember having an irrational response to the sound of someone eating. That was my sister crunching on breath mints when we were children, at least a quarter of a century ago, and we were constantly annoyed with each other about one thing or another back then so I'm not sure that there's a whole lot I can read into that. The sounds my girlfriend makes when she eats are something completely new and alien to me, and I think my reaction is specific to them.
Which brings me to the flipside: if it isn't just a "me problem" and her eating habits are going to bother other people in her personal and professional life, then do I have an obligation to tell her so that she has the chance to address it?
I just don't know what to do. Please help me before I stress-rub the cheeks right off my face.
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A new report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) found that Trump political appointees politicized intelligence around foreign election interference in 2020, resulting in significant errors. ODNI analytic ombudsman Barry Zulauf delivered the report to Congress on Thursday: “Analysis on foreign election interference was delayed, distorted or obstructed out of concern over policymaker reactions or for political reasons.” The biggest misrepresentation of intel involved diminishing the threat posed by Russia and overstating the risk of interference from China.
>“Russia analysts assessed that there was clear and credible evidence of Russian election influence activities. They said IC management slowing down or not wanting to take their analysis to customers, claiming that it was not well received, frustrated them. Analysts saw this as suppression of intelligence, bordering on politicization of intelligence from above.”
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> Harden knows the team as currently constructed can’t defeat the Lakers in a seven-game series, a reality that only further cements desires for a move elsewhere, sources said. With the Lakers being the reigning champions and the standard for a contender right now, Harden wants to maximize the window he still has, a source said. Brooklyn still remains atop his wish list, sources said, though other contenders still remain.
I am a housekeeper and today my job was to clean the Pharmacy of the hospital I work at.
They have all types of pills obviously cuz it is a pharmacy.
I've been sober from hard drugs for over 2 years, the only thing i partake in is smoking weed.
But after picking up the garbage today I found myself sifting through the empty pill bottles to see if they forgot any lorazepam in there like a fucking junkie.
Thank God I didn't find any but it just goes to show I'm a retard
The look and production of the Sequel Trilogy are top-notch and beautiful, but the boring, rehashed tropes left me flat. The Mandalorian is immensely entertaining with its non-Skywalker, episodic stories and original character arcs. And thus far, the fan-service has helped to further the story, not solely to elbow the viewers with, “See that? That’s the person/reference/callback to a fan-favorite! Get it?”.
In 2020, Cavan Biggio hit .250 with a .375 OBP, for a 127 wRC+.
I know inhalants are stupid as fuck and you should never do them but it's too late to change the past. I've wanted to tell this story for a long time. I also don't ever suggest that anyone tries them because you'll be asking for brain damage.
I'm going to be trying to upload this on Erowid too.
EDIT: I've uploaded this story on Bluelight because I was getting suggestions to upload it there.
This report is going to be about multiple experiences I've had with huffing and uppers in general. Some experiences may be hard to describe so please bare with me. I'd like to start out by saying I am diagnosed with Severe Depression, Anxiety, ADD, and PTSD. Which have all been professionally diagnosed. I have been through a lot and have experienced things I shouldn't have at such a young age and I am honestly lucky to be alive. I have always been very tuned in to my emotions and think about my emotions differently than most people do. But anyway, I have used Marijuana, Alcohol, Nicotine, LSD, Mushrooms, DPH (Benadryl), DXM (Robitussin), Adderall, Methylphenidate, Methamphetamine, Xanax, Ativan, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Tramadol, and Inhalants. But for this report, I am going to be focusing on my use of stimulants and how they led me to do inhalants. I'm not really able to relate to a lot of people my age and I wanna be able to share my experiences with these substances somewhere people will most likely understand.
-How it started-
Growing up I wasn't really what you would call "popular" I got bullied a lot in elementary school and was what I would call an outcast in middle school. I also wasn't the smartest of people. I dealt with different forms of abuse growing up and it definitely affected me mentally. Around 3rd and 5th grade I started having a lot of problems focusing in school and on everything around me. My teacher started to notice this after yelling at me in front of the class for almost the entire year for not being able to finish any of my school work. The teacher called my parents and my parents took me into a psychiatrist's office where they got me prescribed ADHD meds. They actually did help at first but they actually ended up making my anxiety/depression worse. This led to me getting put on a plethora of different ADHD meds and having a large amount of fully filled pill bottles le... keep reading on reddit ➡
Like how we can get tipped arrows from cauldrons. Using Concrete powder on a water filled cauldron should convert it to hard concrete.
This would make obtaining concrete less time/tool consuming and cauldrons more use.
Useful for disrupting building sites.
You need at least two lb of sugar to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a sugar tub. It will go through cement that weighs one tonne at about 1% of volume. That means that a standard sugar packet can ruin two industrial mixers of cement every use. Hence the expression, "as sweet as sugar."