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Blargh... [May. 23rd, 2002|01:00 pm]
Kurt Onstad
[Current Mood |frustrated, can you tell?]
[Current Music |None. The computer I'm at has no CD player, dammit.]

Stress. Ack. GAH!

Okay. Now that I've gotten that out, I can write a little more coherently. Stomach has been bothering me off and on yesterday and today. Mostly on. I know my body well enough to recognize this as stress induced. And that was verified for me when I was in my car, screaming "FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!" and pounding on the steering wheel. Stomach pain vanished...until I got out of the car and started sprinting towards work so I wouldn't be late again (I made it with about a minute and a half to spare...). I've mostly got it under control for now, and I'm very glad that this is my Friday. Must spend this weekend getting stuff done. That includes getting my car up to specs so that, come June, I have the registration up to date. Also need to apply at other employment agencies, and convince them that I am a good employee, despite my appearance.

The other major stressor in my life will be gone after June 1st. My parents are coming to visit...The plan is to go to Disney's CA Adventure with them, my sister and her husband. Hopefully, we can avoid some lines with the magic of Fastpass, and not have quite so many questions about what's going on in my life. ("So, Dav...Kurt. How's the job hunt going? How's your dating life? How's the car running?" and so on.) Whenever I try to talk about something in my life that actually interests me, like comics or AOKP, the subject quickly gets changed back to the things that cause me stress. Always a good thing to do right before I go on a ride like California Screaming...


[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2002-05-23 01:42 pm (UTC)


I normally wouldn't condone this, but under the circumstances.....if FastPass just isn't doing the trick (as it may or may not, with Summer season starting right about now...), you might just have someone in your party with an injury of some kind that prevents them from standing still for extended periods of time, like, for example, in lines. Back Door passes that last all day are considerably more magical than fastpasses....of course, they make DCA last considerably less time, and feel that much more like it's not worth the cost of admission...
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-05-23 02:20 pm (UTC)

That would be cheating...

Unless I can fake an injury before meeting up with my parents, that's just not going to happen. Mom and Dad would never condone such behavior...

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[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2002-05-23 02:37 pm (UTC)


Did you just say your parents have a sense of honor?

I think that's the first time I've ever heard you say something positive about them! NEAT!
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[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2002-05-23 02:38 pm (UTC)


This was supposed to be a comment within the above thread. Oops.
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[User Picture]From: self
2002-05-23 03:18 pm (UTC)

don't worry, be happy.

What does it matter how the job search is going? You're supporting yourself, and building a solid resume. There won't be any disapproval in the question.

How the dating situation's going? You've decided it's okay to be alone for a while. That's a huge step forward, and they'll be pleased to hear it.

Or, just ask a girl to tag along and pretend.

How the car's running? That's just smalltalk. It's running fine. How's theirs?

The fact is, your life is completely incomprehensible to them. So just change the subject.

"Let's talk about you guys. I haven't seen you in so long! Tell me everything, and don't leave out any details."

From there, it's just a matter of smiling and nodding occasionally.
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[User Picture]From: rylliana
2002-05-24 08:58 am (UTC)

Re: don't worry, be happy.

::laughs:: Only too true. I get the grilling from my dad and stepmother all of the time when I go home.

So, Laura, how's your back? And your boyfriend?

Come to think of it, I don't think my dad has truly *liked* any of my boyfriends. I think I just now realized that. Weird.

But moving on, people are generally all too happy to talk about themselves. And the power of the smile and nod is amazing. Good luck, Kurt. Try to have fun. :)
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