Background...My BF, G (27M) and I (27F) met in my hometown. I worked front desk at a hotel, mostly 2nd and 3rd shifts, for a year. Things were good, but I wasn't in love with it. G was working at a truck company as a diesel mechanic. He moved almost 8 hours south from his hometown to go to school and put so many hours of training into this job. We moved in together after 4 months of dating. G started getting frustrated with his job, feeling disrespected by the way they were treating him. G found a new job and we moved about 1 1/2 hours north.
Almost a year after moving, I worked at the same chain of hotel, same position, same hours. G started coming home frustrated at his work schedule (2nd shift), and was having problems with the supervisor. He'd been away from his family for 7 years and wanted to move back. At first, I was not for it. I was super close with my family and I had never lived more than a 2-hour drive away. He complained about work and made me feel bad he was away from his family. I gave in after he told me if we moved, he'd be ready to have kids (I've always wanted to be a mom, something he knows would make me move). He found a place close to his dad's to work, but this meant that he would take a break from trucks and work in another field. We both quit our jobs and moved 7 hours north to his hometown and have been staying at his dad's.
Now I'm working at a gift shop. This was a summer job, but because of events, I've been left in charge of running the shop. I love this job and I don't dread going into work! I enjoy doing inventory, rearranging items, cleaning, and talking with the customers that come in. I get to learn about the history of the area and I'm able to pass that knowledge to others. History has always fascinated me, so this has been perfect. When we moved here, I was so depressed. I barely left the house except to go fill out job apps. I had no friends or family close by. Over time I made friends through G, his family became my family, I made friends at work and I'm happy! I can see making a life with a family here.
The issue is, G wants to go back to working at his last company after they built a shop 2 hours away from us, saying he knows he had it good there. This means that I'd have to quit my job so he can work on trucks. I'm afraid that if we move, I'll get depressed again. He says we can go up every weekend if we move, but he said that when we were 1 1/2 hours away from my family and got mad if we went down more than tw... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (20f) had my son in November. My fiance and I agreed at the time that we would protect him better than my parents did me. To make what could be a long story very short my mom has a son from her first marriage (31m). He never wanted me and was clear about that when I was little and he has continued to make that clear by refusing to let me meet his two kids and the one time I was in the same room as the three of him (four if you count his wife). He introduced me and my dad as strangers. That was the one and only time I saw his kids. One time our grandparents invited him and his family for dinner and he told them not if my dad and I were there. So to me his stance is clear.
My parents, my mom especially, have this dream that we can be a happy family and the last twenty years can be forgotten. But I don't think we'll ever reach that point. They want me to let my mom take my son to meet his cousins and his uncle and build up to me officially meeting my brothers kids. I told them no. That I am protecting my son the way they didn't protect me. They told me it's for the good of everyone that we try to make this work and that it was their dream to have their family together. I told them I was not going to let their dreams hurt my son. That I knew what that was like. Because my mom constantly forced me into situations to be rejected by her son. They said what about hurting them. I told them I would always put my son first even if it hurts their feelings because it doesn't get them their dream.
They are saying I'm being cold and I'm not going to heal my brothers and my relationship by being stubborn. The thing is we have no relationship. His favorite thing to tell me as a kid was I was nothing to him and I would never be anything to him and that his dad would "make me pay" if I ever annoyed him. So to me it is clear. I told my parents this. I told them we never had a relationship. They believe I'm "not helping make the family dynamics better and being petty".
I want to know if people think here because it's gotten inside my head a little bit now.
There's a lot of posts here about my 1.16 speedrun time removal, and some people upset with my response on Twitter. Obviously, I didn't cheat in any way and I plan on making a video to address these things. However, it will take time for me to thoroughly and completely address it, as the accusations took two months for the mods to work on. It's not something I can throw together in a day, and is going to require a lot of my attention.
To clear up misinformation though, my 1.15 record remains up and verified, and I was not banned from submitting runs. My 1.16 (16th place, but 5th place when I got it) run was unverified due to the seemingly incredible statistical odds that I could have had the luck that I did over a few day period.
As I didn't cheat, I know that there's going to be a way to disprove the statistics, but again, I'm not a mathematician and I don't know how. I'm going to be most likely hiring multiple well renowned statisticians to look at the numbers, and most likely have a roll in my response. On top of that, most likely talking with Minecraft developers, as well as other prominent figures regarding it.
I understand that the numbers presented look suspicious, because they are not numbers you would ever expect to see during a non-glitched series of speedruns. I don't disagree with that, but I do have doubts that these numbers are entirely accurate, and I have doubts about the mods intent to fairly investigate my side.
As for addressing the physical side of "how" I may have cheated, I can completely and fully beyond a reasonable doubt prove that I did not use a mod or datapack during my speedruns, and how I can prove that will obviously be talked about in the video. It's not related to the statistics, but it does show that it is much much more likely that the statistics are off (or that there is some other contributing factor).
As for the video made by Geosquare, there was certain bits of misleading information, like the lie that I said that I "delete my mod contents regularly" (something that was never said). It made it seem like I was not cooperating with the investigation. I fully cooperated and provided every file that was ever requested from me, and I will be making those files public at some point in the future. On top of that, it was stated that I am a mod developer, when I have never developed a mod in my life, and do not know how to develop a mod. I can also reasonably prove this, and I offered the mod team at multiple points all... keep reading on reddit ➡
TL; DR: - Have been obsessed with the Chevy SS since I read the first magazine review of a 2015 manual transmission model. Bought a 2016 out in Los Angeles on Friday and road tripped it back 1,200 miles to Colorado this weekend with my two best friends.
I was able to purchase my dream car this past weekend. I'd been lusting after a manual transmission model for six years and was fortunate to finally be in a position where it wouldn't have been a terrible financial decision to get one. Back in early December, I made a cheesy powerpoint for my wife of why we need to get one. She was super on board with it and knows that I've been obsessed with the car, and we agreed we could start looking. The huge back seat and trunk actually make it an awesome family vehicle, and even with the thirsty Corvette engine it gets much better gas mileage than my F150. I had been keeping an eye on available vehicles on autotrader for the past few years, checking in every week or two at the few examples available with a manual. I ended up finding a private seller in Los Angeles selling his for a fair price. He paid off his loan at the end of December, and waiting for the California DMV to mail him the title was the longest three weeks of my life!
I got in to LA around 12:30 Friday. I met the seller at a local tire shop, as I had ordered some new wheels with snow tires since I knew I'd want them having this beast as a daily driver in Colorado. It was only a few hundred dollars more to get new 18" wheels with snow tires rather than paying for much rarer snow tires for the 19" wheels. When I saw the seller pulling in to the parking lot, I knew I'd made the right choice to take the plunge on buying an SS.
The shop ended up being too busy to slap the new wheels on, so I took them in the trunk and backseat figuring I'd put them on later. We headed to the bank about 15 minutes away to complete the transaction and sign over the title. I was sweating bullets because my experience driving stick was fairly limited going in to this trip and it seemed like we had to stop at 100 stoplights along the way. I didn't stall once! Started with the odometer at 48,733 miles.
After that, I hit the road out of LA and had some time to get acquainted with the vehicle. It was even better than I'd daydreamed about over the past 6 years. I stopped for first fill up of premium gas at Eddie's. I didn't fact check them, but the billboards claimed it t... keep reading on reddit ➡