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    Popular culture has glorified violence for a very...

    Popular culture has glorified violence for a very long time. Guns are the final solution for these sick souls to lash out against dehumanization of late-stage capitalism.
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    I will NEVER overbook myself to help people out...

    I will NEVER overbook myself to help people out in their galleries for 8 days in a row. I just cannot sit that long doing virtually nothing. I was starting to miss my Wholefoods deli job by day 5. ...
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    Yeah, pretty much just shop-sitting...I'm much...

    Yeah, pretty much just shop-sitting...I'm much better when I could manage a gallery/do the displays/inventory/ordering/contacting artists like at my old job. There was always lots of stuff to do,...
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    I'm not hacking it so well at the weed store -...

    I'm not hacking it so well at the weed store - WAAAAAAY too much downtime + sitting= BORING! I remember now how much I HATED having to be a receptionist at a hair salon in a department store way...
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    Thanks all! I really do miss my previous...

    Thanks all! I really do miss my previous position managing the other gallery. I find that I have to work on letting go of some of my managerial tendencies like wanting to organize other people's...
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    Doing The Gig Economy Thing!

    I have two part-time jobs now, and am now off unemployment. One of my jobs is running ID's for a newly opened weed store in our village. Recreational marijauna became legal in New Mexico on April...
  7. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    The hummingbirds are back! The sweet little...

    The hummingbirds are back! The sweet little black-chinned males have been scoping out the hummingbird feeder for the last week; they are in their territorial phase right now. My lady desert dove...
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    I find working with friends to help move, or...

    I find working with friends to help move, or clearing spaces to get ready to sell really helps me at my house to try to keep the clutter down. Also, remembering almost 6 years ago I got rid of...
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    With the few hoarders I have worked with, I have...

    With the few hoarders I have worked with, I have still never been able to figure out the inability to even throw away dirty Kleenex and actual trash...one house I went into a long time ago (not to...
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    I find it interesting that my friend is a Spirit...

    I find it interesting that my friend is a Spirit Medium/Professional Physic/Counselor and makes a very good living doing "readings" and other physic work with her clients. That is part of the reason...
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    Another Friend Who Is A Secret Hoarder

    I've been helping a casual friend get ready to move two times in the past month and only yesterday did I get a complete picture of how much of a hoarder (and procrastinator) she truly is. She has...
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    My adventure in grocery shopping today: two bags...

    My adventure in grocery shopping today: two bags of groceries = $72. Coffee is very expensive, as is a bag of frozen mixed berries. The rest is just stuff that we needed to fill in the corners for...
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    Today is Open House Day, where we invited all of...

    Today is Open House Day, where we invited all of G's friends to come over and select an item (or many items, hopefully) to remember her by. Whatever is left will be donated to our town's tiny little...
  14. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    Here is some of the fruits of my labors from the...

    Here is some of the fruits of my labors from the estate-clearing job:4202 Got a big bottle of leather conditioner and went to work, and viola! Our old, stained crappy sofa is GONE and we with hired...
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    Alas, we went back into the cabin today to finish...

    Alas, we went back into the cabin today to finish up. It was rough. The occupant was a writer, and she hoarded every single piece of paper or photograph that came her way. Nothing was tossed over...
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    Alas, we went back into the cabin today to finish...

    Alas, we went back into the cabin today to finish up. It was rough. The occupant was a writer, and she hoarded every single piece of paper or photograph that came her way. Nothing was tossed over...
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    I agree! I just watched her routine. Absolutely...

    I agree! I just watched her routine. Absolutely breathtaking, and as a former competitive figure skater (way back in the mid-'70's) I know how hard all that is. Like all sports, the bar has gotten...
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    My mom has a 50's era KitchenAid that could be...

    My mom has a 50's era KitchenAid that could be passed down to me (if my sister or brother don't want it) when the time comes. That KitchenAid would mean much more to me because of the memories...
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    I am vacillating now, reading your stories of the...

    I am vacillating now, reading your stories of the KitchenAid...I have absolutely NO counterspace for it. I rarely bake anymore. It's too heavy to lift from where I *think* I would store it on top...
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    The slightly hard thing for me in all this is...

    The slightly hard thing for me in all this is that I get first pick at anything I unearth. Things that I have found that are very useful to me are an entire almost-full box of Fatwood Sticks (with...
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    It takes a lot of diligence to keep up with the...

    It takes a lot of diligence to keep up with the mouse and pack rat problem out here. I'm not surprised that it got totally out of hand as her health began to deteriorate. I have a feeling though...
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    Secret Hoarders

    I have a little side job right now, helping clean out a small Madrid refurbished cabin of a long-time resident who passed away just after Christmas. I hadn't been over to her place in quite awhile,...
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    This just made me realize I haven't used...

    This just made me realize I haven't used deodorant in about 20 years. Not a single person has ever told me I smell. And since water is such a precious commodity here in the high desert, in the...
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    I finally got my six weeks of back unemployment...

    I finally got my six weeks of back unemployment pay! One of the issues which held it up was that they *thought* my self-employment kept me from looking for full-time employment. I finally got...
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    I just tried YNAB and gave up after 45 minutes! ...

    I just tried YNAB and gave up after 45 minutes! Number one, it doesn't have an automatic link to my bank, so I had to export the files, and number two, I couldn't make heads or tails of adding my...
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