Originally Posted by StephenHero
I've become such a ruthlessly critical and frugal shopper that I can't really find anything I want anymore, even though I need some really basic things. I actually stayed in tonight instead of going to meet some people for drinks because I just don't have either a casual rain jacket or an umbrella and I'm unwilling to buy shitty holdover versions of either or dress up to accommodate my nicer mac trench. I may end up staying indoors until Christmas.
I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear. This man said its gruesome, that someone so handsome should care.
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also its kind of expensive - its around $160 per application. (I understand that its because the USA charges the same mount so Brazil wants to be even-steven
There is a super easy solution for the wife and I: Apparently Brazil have an open travel agreement (no visa requirement) with the Philippines. My wife and I are both dual-citizens and have both USA and Philippine Passports. But we never use our Philippine Passports (except for re-entry to the Philippines) and they are going to expire in less than 6months. Of course
there's always a 6 month valid passport rule when traveling.
also - I like traveling using the USA passports because, just in case shit goes down I'd rather have the golden parachute of 'Merican protection.
I don't get that six month valid passport rule... if I can't use my passport for the last 6 months of its validity, why can't they just move the date?
Originally Posted by mktitsworth
I'm trying, but (as I'm sure you know) that doesn't mitigate the frustration. Some of it's because of his sister, but another large chunk is because he no longer gets to see his mom (my ex) on a regular basis. This is because she remains incapable ob being a functional human being and was kicked out of the place she was living with a guy who was the most decent thing that had happened to her in a while. It turns out that - among other things - he got fed up with her not working but wanting to live a certain lifestyle. Once again, her inability to make progress as a human being is causing everyone - especially her son - harm, which leads to to greater stress on all of us. I'd be pissed off about this in general, but this is the third time this has happened.
The thing that did piss me off tonight though was when she called and I had to tell her that he couldn't talk to her because of his behavior. Her response was that it's because he doesn't get to see her and this would be fixed if she could spend more time with him - completely ignoring the fact that the reason he isn't spending time with her is because of her own actions. That still gets under my skin.
that sucks man, but you're doing a good job.
wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last night.... went to a pretty decent japanese place... had some sashimi and cocktails first, then ordered our main course. an hour later, and after I asked the waiter, he comes up to me and said he forgot to punch in our order.
what was frustrating here was I just couldn't go ballistic on them because I realize if I did raise hell, it'lll be the thing we'll most remember years from now when our anniversary's coming up. oh, and the manager also apologized, and asked if I had xxx credit card because I can avail of a discount if I have one. stupid motherfucker.