Friday Night Absolut Rants, Whys and What Ifs

TinmantuApril 2, 2004

Ok, cracked the bottle and had a sip...almost tasty enough to throw the cap away but I'll wait and see how it does...I got a few so don't worry about posting...just let the Tinman vent :)

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Tinmantu

Ok, first rant is more of a complaint....why in the heck do they feel that we need to keep doing this time change thing....I had a long week and the powers that be decide they need to take an hours sleep away from me?..Make up your friggen minds change it this weekend and then leave it alone....I love the sun still being out at 9 in the summertime but hate it being dark at 6 in December...I envy Indiana and Arizonans in that aspect (but not many other ways)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 8:42PM
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Tinmantu

How many shots does it take before my typing gets bad, jc?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 8:43PM
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Tinmantu

How crazy is it that my mom asks for red wine in a box (because of convenience) and all they have are blush and she says only red wine is good for her but then adds that she'd like me to pick up a carton of cigs while I am getting her "healthy" wine.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 8:46PM
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Tinmantu

Why are little old ladies so sweet and happy to see you when their furnaces are broken and invite you for coffee and cookies but when their air conditioner is broken they ask where the hell you have been and become Satan and wish you were burning in hell?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 8:52PM
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Tinmantu

P.S. I used to like summers when I was a child.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 8:54PM
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Tinmantu

Whatever happened to Devin?.....I think Barbara has him handcuffed in her bedroom.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 8:57PM
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chargreen

Is this a private rant or can anybody join in? I hate the time change too. I am so glad that work is over this week. Yes, where is Devin? And still no pictures of Barbara!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 9:37PM
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Tinmantu

Open to all Char...here's my next rant............I used tho believe that all newborns were like a blank floppy disk and gathered whatever they saw was stored....mine is turning 18 in a few days and after seeing how shee turned out I would like to reformat...anyone have a link to microsoft.com on how to do this?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 9:48PM
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Tinmantu

Why isn't there more conversation here? (not just this thread, but the board in general)....is it because I am here?....I'll gladly leave if it will allow this board to take off and thrive like I know it has the capability of....geez...even if you don't care for a thread but read it and feel you have a comment in your mind to yourself, then share it with others...if anything it allows you to walk away knowing that you spoke your mind instead of just saying nothing...keeping crap inside accomplishes just that.........................................nothing

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 9:59PM
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chargreen

You know what it is when they are teenagers they get like an email file full of spam and there is no delete key. Speaking of spam why do I get spam wanting me to enhance body parts I don't have and inviting me to date women?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:00PM
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Tinmantu

Where is berain....I think it's time she handcuffed the Tinman...he's ranting

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:03PM
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Tinmantu

I might go to hell for starting a thread like this but my only regret will be that the Absolut will be warm

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:05PM
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Tinmantu

Where is Browntoestoo....she always brought out the best in me.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:09PM
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Tinmantu

If Fishead hits the trifecta will she still want a room mate?....I'd let her be my sugar mama and I promise not to make to much noise.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:11PM
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Tinmantu

After a third of a bottle I have determined that the movie "Dumb and Dumber" should have been nominated for an academy award.....Absolut for all voters, from now on

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:14PM
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Tinmantu

Char, my mom gets Viagra spam in her hotmail and hates to delete it just because she got mail....heh

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:19PM
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Tinmantu

Why does this cat like me?...and why does she poop and shed so much?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:23PM
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chargreen

I can't post as fast as you can and I haven't had anything to drink. Are you going to try to post to 100 on this thread? You just might make it. I'm going back outside to sit by the bonfire.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:24PM
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berain

OK now... where do I start?

First of all I do have a new addition to be picked up soon for my handcuffing expeditions...any volunteers Tinmantu?

Haven't seen a guy around these parts in a loooooooong time.

Wish I could join ya'll for a drink or seven, but I'm allergic to alcohol - among other things...

And someone needs a picture of me?? Blackmail or target practice...

Barbaraface>

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:24PM
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Tinmantu

I'm g5ivi4ng up on Ab4solu7t...It has no5 kick to5 it what2soeve3r

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:29PM
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Tinmantu

Tried to look at your link Barb and it said I wasn't authorized.....you bring the handcuffs, I'll be there... :)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:33PM
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Tinmantu

I won't make it tonight.....but I might add tomorrow night if I wake up tomorrow and see I didn't do anything too stupid....I just felt a need to release tonight and man has it felt good

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:35PM
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Tinmantu

When is Char going to post some more pictures of her flowers and a sunset?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:38PM
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Tinmantu

Another thing I ponder...(I live a boring life, I know) but what if Wals bought a bottle of Absolut and was still using her broken keyboard?....would her responses look something like this? 333ddgi e44566 66732ck y4u Tinman!!....just teasing you, Walks

    Bookmark   April 2, 2004 at 10:44PM
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jessiecarole

jc sneaks in and leaves tinman something for his head and stomach beside the bed.

sweet dreams tinman

I am off to work

    Bookmark   April 3, 2004 at 9:22AM
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Tinmantu

Thanks jc...heh....all in all, didn't feel too bad this morning....was up and about about 6:45...I do think I'll give the Absolut a night off tonight tho :)

    Bookmark   April 3, 2004 at 10:49AM
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walksalone

Oh man, I missed the fun. Too much work + yard work, made for a very tired person. Probably the same for tonite. I'll check in with my glass or two of chardonnay! And if I have any questions.

Take two advils and plenty of water, Tinmantu.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2004 at 1:07PM
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Tinmantu

Well it's Saturday but I had something come up that brings on another rant today....No Absolut in my system............yet..I am having a peaceful morning having my coffee and doing a crossword puzzle and lo and behold a knock at my door....now grant you I have no prejudice against religion but a member of a sect is at my door trying to save my soul....I politely told her that I wasn't interested and that she would be wasting both hers and my time trying to convert me and to try next door...a half hour later another knock (I kid you not) and it's a different sect looking out for my soul....grrrrrrrrrr...I couldn't be as polite this time (maybe because it was a couple of men and not a woman) and I asked them where they lived so I could stop by their house around dinnertime to see if they wanted to go to the bar with me. They turned and walked away talking amongst themselves. Hopefully I am on the official shiat list now.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2004 at 7:32PM
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Tinmantu

Well the dreaded time change is coming....don't forget to reset your clocks all....we must conform for the sake of our jobs......this really is a peeve of mine...I think it's the biggest waste of time (TIC).....a question for Daisy since she lives overseas...do they do this in Australia??....Do you feel that lives are lost because peoples lives aren't adjusted to sun time?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2004 at 9:48PM
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Tinmantu

Well it's Friday night, the tinman is sipping abolut....hmmmm.....what shall I rant about tonight....this might take another shot or two since I just ate dinner

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 9:57PM
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chargreen

Have a drink for me, it's been a long week and I don't keep alcohol in the house. Too tempting for boys left without adult supervision on occasion. I just leave them with access to the internet!!!! How are you tinman?

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 10:33PM
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Tinmantu

I'm doing pretty good Char...thanks for asking....hard to do too much ranting because things all in all are good but I have a good one that I am going to get off my chest here in a few....going to take one more shot and do my rant...it will be boring to some, hopefully enlightening to others that may find themselves in a similar situation

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 10:42PM
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Tinmantu

btw, jc.....I have determined that I almost like this stuff better on the rocks in a glass better than out of the bottle...easier to sip and less apt to be tempted to throw the cap away

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 10:49PM
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chargreen

Fire away but don't wait too long. I'm turning off the computer soon and I don't want to miss a Friday night rant from the tinman!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 10:50PM
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Tinmantu

Disclaimer for the sake of new users to the board....don't take anything that the Tinman says too seriously and ignore him and please stay....I was a single custodial parent for a lot of years and now just a single entity that rants now and then....please don't let me chase you off....there are a lot of good people here.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 10:56PM
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Tinmantu

Well basically I trusted my daughter and I ****ed up by doing so.....my first mistake was cosigning for a cell phone for her while she lived in Texas last fall...the bad part was that her mom talked her into a family plan AFTER I cosigned, so that I could be in touch with her....
Long story short, daughter moves back here...mom keeps the phone and runs up a 750 dollar bill...I never heard a thing until a collection agency started trying to track me down...I am strictly cell so they couldn't find me in a phone book...now they are harassing my 86 year old mom...I had never seen a damn bill but now it has come to this....I called ex and told her to straigten it out....she said she would the next day....talked to the company yesterday...she never called....there is a reason that they are exes

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:02PM
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Tinmantu

the amazing thing was that even though my daughter chose to quit school on her own and move out and live in Texas, in the same conversation the EX wants to know if I can send some money to help her hout....I told her NO, that our daughter is 18 now and she seems to be making her own choices and as far as I'm concerned, she is on her own...just as I was when I chose to move out when I was 18...lets just say that there aren't a lot of happy campers on that end right now.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:07PM
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Tinmantu

There was a time when "my little girl" was the most important thing in my life.....don't get me wrong, I still love her but she has turned into her mothers daughter....I told her the other night that I will never cosign a loan for anyone ever again...she hasn't talked to me since....including the weekend that she was back here in Kansas for her birthday....oh, did I mention that I am driving her car that I cosigned for and she couldn't pay for, but it's my fault that she can't find a job because I didn't let her take it to Texas after she quit school?....GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:13PM
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Tinmantu

I can see right now this is going to take more Absolut

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:14PM
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Tinmantu

I am "almost" at the stage of just disowning this whole bunch and disappearing....I will be responsible for this bill but you have to know these peoples attitudes to understand them...they are USERS and if you have kind heart in the least way, THEY take advantage of it

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:17PM
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Tinmantu

My dear daughter quit high school because she couldn't get along with fellow students in a small town high school and now she doesn't understand why I won't put my azz in debt to send her to Kansas State next year...(if she ever gets her GED)...how fugged up is that??????....am I the one fugged up?....if I am, I'd like to discuss it, because I told her there is no way in hell that I am financing anything until she shows me the responsibility that she can finish a job that she starts....she runs away from every adversity that she faces...as did her mom

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:23PM
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Tinmantu

Why the hell didn't Noah swat those two mosquitos

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:27PM
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Tinmantu

I have to be honest though....even though I hate my EX with the deepest passion, I wouldn't change a thing if I had the first meeting to do it all over again though....she gave birth to my daughter that I do love very much....yes my daughter is misguided at this time but I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:35PM
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Tinmantu

The point of that last statement was that we can either condemn what has happened to us and blame it all on a demon or a deity or we can just accept that it looked good at the time and it happened....good things came out of it but no longer are and it's time for them to go away.....the bottom line is to not beat yourselves up because things didn't necessarily work out because of YOU....things didn't work out because both parties couldn't make a meeting of the minds.....it happens....when it doesn't work you can either put yourself in a closet and blame yourself or you move on...I encourage the latter

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:45PM
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Tinmantu

Well, looks like I was able to make things quiet around here all of a sudden anyway...heh

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:50PM
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Tinmantu

Anyone ever wonder why we don't see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery!!" every week?

    Bookmark   April 16, 2004 at 11:54PM
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chargreen

I'm glad you feel you have a safe place to rant. It's not good to keep those things bottled up. I hope your daughter finds her way without the Daddy ATM machine. Tough love is tough but it's sometimes necessary. Good night and keep ranting if you need to.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2004 at 12:01AM
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Tinmantu

and anyone that thinks that their personal/financial problems are so terrible just think that things could be worse....I had a dear friend find out yesterday that she may have RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome).....my time is going to be devoted to her a lot but I will still be around...you can't get rid of the tinman.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2004 at 12:06AM
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Tinmantu

Goodnight Char.....I am about done, I think...heh...sweet dreams

    Bookmark   April 17, 2004 at 12:08AM
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Tinmantu

.the day that it stops happening, I'll be worried...heh......I'm working on a finale here but I think I have just about spilled my guts more than I planned on for the night......I mainly did this because I threatened it earlier.....believe it or not it felt pretty good...I'm not saying it is for everyone, but even if you type yourself a letter to make yourself fell better, if no one else reads it ,what does it accomplish?....I took my chances and I am open for criticism. Bring on the questions from anyone that wonders why I feel this way... I won't dodge them

    Bookmark   April 17, 2004 at 12:26AM
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walksalone

I retire to early, and missed it again.

Tinmantu, no criticism is due. You should be angry. It was deceptive about the phone. So I guess you are "helping out" by paying it. Unless, they would like to?

I have a niece, who has taken the same steps. Quit school, at 17, no car, no job. Basically, because of my sister's choosen disruptive lifestyle. My niece has been in trouble with the law, is on probation, etc.

I have been asked many times for loans,hmmm, how are you going to pay it back, no answer, co-signing. My answer as bad as it makes me feel is NO. Do you know they find another way? Sometimes it is my mother, which angers me even more. My sister got a huge refund from the IRS because she had not filed in years. She told my mom who she has "borrowed" from for years she would get to her, but this money would pay this and that, sorry, you will have to wait.

My mother is retired, on a limited income. She will do without necessities sometimes...GRRRRRRRRR. And did without to help.

My mother is now saying NO, and they all still survive. Amazing!

As far as college, your daughter can find her own way. I did. If she truly wants, work jobs, student loans, and desire, she can. If and when, she proves herself, you could offer to pay some. I would wait to see if it really happens. I had offered my nieces help through college, both have not taken me up on it or proved any inclination to go.

I cannot choose my family, I just choose how I deal with them.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2004 at 11:42AM
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Tinmantu

That'll teach you to go to bed early on a Friday night Walks...heh
I think the point is that every family has their problem child....all I know is that from now on I am placing a distance until I am shown that changes are indeed happening.
I don't believe change is going to happen until she gets out on her own and sees what the real world is like.
Sorry about screwing up the margins on this thread with my long grrrr....I'll let this one fall and start a new rant thread on another friday night.(with shorter grrrs) :)

    Bookmark   April 17, 2004 at 12:50PM
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