Costco travel 12 days of christmas
The fracon cake handoff.
2009.12.08 21:31 silavox The fracon cake handoff.
2009.12.08 21:54 silavox The Fracon Cake Hand-off
2015.08.30 06:34 SaraFist christmas movie challenge
The December Christmas Movie Challenge, in the vein of the October Horror Movie Challenge, soon to become an annual tradition for DOZENS of festive folk.
2023.03.30 07:37 duskinthegreen How Many People Are In The Room?
That was the first thing Stella asked me as she settled in at the table.
I looked around the diner. It was two in the morning. The place was mostly empty.
“What do you mean?”
“How many people are in here right now? Besides us,” she said.
“Maybe five, six,” I replied.
Stella’s lips trembled. “How many people are in the room exactly?”
She was terrified.
I counted. The waiter, the old man staring into a bowl of soup by the door, the two young women coming down from a night of partying over pancakes, the guy in a ballcap trying to cut through his overcooked steak, and the middle-aged woman in a pea-green overcoat.
“Six,” I said. “Six people.”
Stella instantly relaxed. “Thank you.”
Stella and I hadn’t seen each other in five months. I was in school out of state and was home for the summer. Stella had gotten into a good university but her sister, Anne, had died in a car wreck two weeks before she went off to school. The death hit her hard. Real hard.
I wasn’t sure why she’d called me. I doubted it was to catch up and it certainly wasn’t to party. Stella knew I abstained from everything. For me, that decision was the end result of being raised by verbally abusive alcoholics and knowing the genetic odds.
Stella looked rough. Not strung out but existentially exhausted. There were scars on her hands, bruises mottling her tattooed forearms, and some unusual scarification marks on her neck. Two of them, they looked like clumsy Zs but reversed as if done in a mirror.
Stella’s friend Cory had dropped her off at the diner about thirty minutes before I'd gotten there. I didn’t know him well but what I did know, I didn’t like.
“So, how’re you holding up?” I asked.
Stella didn’t answer.
The waiter appeared and Stella looked him over cautiously before she ordered a black coffee and a slice of blueberry pie.
I got a hot tea and a side of fries, though I wasn’t exactly hungry.
We sat in uncomfortable silence for a few minutes before Stella, staring down at her hands, asked, “What’s the worst thing you ever did?”
I shrugged, said, “Lied to people. Lied to get out of things. Mostly to my friends, in high school. But I’ve changed. I don’t do that anymore. Oh, I also shoplifted once. A pair of socks.”
That’s when the waiter reappeared with our drinks and food. Stella jumped. Her eyes wide. Face flushed. The other people in the diner turned and looked but did nothing.
“You alright?” The waiter asked, weirded out.
Taking a deep breath, Stella slowly sat back down.
“Yeah, sorry,” she said. “I just… just it’s been a long night.”
The waiter shook his head as he put the stuff down. When he left, Stella sipped her coffee and then she looked over the mug at me, her eyes tearing.
“I did the worst thing you can do. I tried to kill someone.”
I wasn’t sure I heard her correctly.
Stella nodded; eyes locked on mine. “A jogger. Cory and me hit him with the car.”
“Oh my God. When did this—”
“On my way here.”
The blood drained from my face.
“We should call the cops. He could still be there, hurt and—"
“Don’t bother,” she interrupted, “we went back and checked on him. There was no jogger.”
“What’s that fucking mean?”
I was starting to lose it.
“Please don’t start playing games with me,” I said. “I don’t want to hear this sort of bullshit.”
“Isn’t bullshit,” Stella replied. “Ask Cory.”
I didn’t want to call Cory.
Stella said, “I didn’t actually see the jogger. Cory did. That’s how I knew. So, I asked him exactly where the man was and I grabbed the wheel and Cory screamed at me as I made the car slam into the guy. Sent him flying. Like it mattered. Cory hit the brakes hard. He was losing it, talking about going to prison and his life being over. But I told him not to worry. That pissed him off something bad. When he got out of the car to go help the jogger, he just froze up, because there was no one there. Road was empty. Me, I expected that.”
She took another sip of coffee and poked at the slice of pie with her fork, stabbing the crust and examining the blue-tinged tines in the dull fluorescent light.
“See, it can look just like a person. Could be any age. Dressed any sort of way. It talks like a person. Eats, drinks, does all the regular sorts of things people do. Doesn’t exactly sound threatening, I know, but wait for the twist: I can’t see it. This thing pretending to be a person, it’s invisible to me. But you, you and everyone else… you can see it.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about…” And I didn’t.
Stella finally looked up at me.
“Two weeks ago, we were tripping. Me and Cory and this woman named Genevieve. She was the guide. This was at Cory’s house, on the deck. We dropped N-Bomb, that synthetic MDMA stuff. We’d been using hallucinogens and trying to explore an inner mental space. Tripping together, sharing the same imagery. It’s crazy how, if you’re in sync, like emotionally and mentally, you can basically travel together. I know how it sounds; I do. But… it was really working for us. We were… I’d guess you’d describe it something like astral traveling. We’d built this architecture, this city, in our minds and then explored it. Mostly it was made of shifting, beautiful buildings. Structures that rose over us like mountain ranges. And, uh, in this mental city, that’s where we came across it.”
The diner door chimed as the two young women having pancakes left.
Stella watched them go, then turned back to me.
I didn’t need an explanation.
“There are four people in here now,” I said.
She nodded, sipped more coffee, and then continued.
“Well, this night, we traveled deeper into the city than we’d ever been before. We ended up in a tower. Had a spiral staircase. We all went up to the top floor and found a locked door –”
“You’re all seeing the same thing?” I interrupted, not buying the experience.
“Yes,” Stella’s demeanor had intensified, the twitchiness melted away. “We all saw it.”
“So, we get to this door. It’s a metal door. Dented, but from the inside. Bulging out. Like someone was kicking the door, trying to smash it down. Genevieve, she got scared. Told us to not open that door. To stay far away from it. She said a voyager was on the other side.”
“That’s what Genevieve called it. Being a guide, she knew the sort of constructions we were exploring. She’d seen doors like this one. And she’d been warned about the voyagers. The way she told it, they were like us… explorers in inner space but not from our reality. From another one. A bad one. But long story short, I opened the door.”
“Why would you do that?”
Stella stirred her coffee, lost in thought for a second.
As she did, one of the cooks quietly came out from the kitchen and sat at the counter. He flicked through a newspaper someone had left and glanced over at me. He nodded, gave a little smile. I wondered if he’d made the fries I wasn’t eating.
“After Cory and Genevieve drifted away,” Stella continued, still staring at her drink, “I heard a voice on the other side of the door. My sister’s voice. She was begging. Pleading with me to let her out. I swear it was her. So, I opened that metal door.”
Feeling the stare of the cook, I ate a few of the fries. They were cold, soggy.
“What happened?” I asked Stella.
“When I opened it, something suddenly brushed past me. Something clammy, cold. It touched me, very briefly. There was pain…” Stella unconsciously motioned to the Z scars on her neck, then continued. “Anyway, there wasn’t a room on the other side of the door. Just a void. A deep emptiness. When the trip was over, I immediately felt a change. I felt… like I was being watched. The whole rest of that night, the next day, the next week, something was following me. A shadow. A presence. And I knew, I just deep in my gut knew, that if it caught up with me, if it touched me again, I would die.”
She kept stabbing at her slice of pie. Breaking the crust, letting the congealed blueberries slowly tumble out in a little landslide of jelly.
“You told me that you can’t see this thing, Stella.”
The door to the diner opened and two men in work overalls walked in, each holding a hard hat. Their clothes dusty. Stella suddenly straightened in her chair.
“Two men just walked into the diner, right?”
I nodded. “Yeah, just those two guys.”
“Why me?” I asked. “Why did you want to meet? To tell me this?”
Stella smiled. First time she’d done that all night. “Because I knew you’d believe me.”
I swallowed hard, my throat suddenly, impossibly dry.
“You’ve been a good friend,” Stella blinked away welling emotion. “In high school, when things got bad. With… with boyfriends or assholes, you were the one I could confide in. The one that trusted me. The one that, no matter what I did, no matter how stupid it was… you were there for me. A shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold…”
And she reached across the table and took my hand.
Squeezed it. Tight.
Truth was, I’d had a crush on Stella most of high school. She was a friend, for sure. And, for a while, a good friend. I liked being that rock for her. But I’d always hoped for more. Like most friendships, it began with a one-sided attraction. Mine. And even though I hadn’t seen her in half a year, those feelings remained. Dormant but there. Waiting to be awakened.
As Stella held my hand and smiled, I noticed… I felt, her fingernail tracing something on the inside of my palm. At first slight, just a little pressure. Only, it got sharper until—
I pulled my hand away to find Stella had cut me. She’d sliced a shape with her sharp pinkie nail into my skin. It was a backward letter Z. Like the ones on her neck. A ribbon of blood began to well up from the center of the small cut.
“What the hell, Stella?”
She just shook her head and stood up, backing away from the table, repeating over and over, “I’m sorry… I’m sorry… I had to, OK? I had to…”
“Had to what? Hurt me?” I was furious, confused.
Everyone in the diner turned to watch us. Only the cook got up from his place at the counter and walked over, eager to lend a hand.
I waved him away. “It’s OK. I got it under control.”
That was when Stella broke, her voice barely a whisper, “What?”
“I told him I got it.”
She went pale. “WHO?! Who’d you tell?”
“The cook!” I yelled. “He’s just trying to help you.”
“THERE IS NO COOK! No one’s there!”
Stella began shrieking, scrambling backward. She slammed into a nearby table. Chairs fell over. Silverware scattered.
“No, no!” she yelled. “No one’s there!”
The cook kneeled down beside Stella and, for a split second, bewildered as I was, I honestly thought he was going to help her up.
Instead, he leaned in close to her. She was crying and shaking and clearly couldn’t see him. The cook turned to me, nodded with a sick grin, and then opened his mouth wide to reveal jumbled, bloody gums filled with jagged teeth.
He tore her throat out with a single bite.
And as Stella’s blood pumped out across the linoleum flooring, the cook vanished. Not a slow fade. Not dissolving into mist. Just there one second and gone the next.
Someone screamed, I think it was the woman in the pea-green overcoat.
Afterward, when the cops came, a story emerged. All the other people in the diner that night, they said Stella cut her own throat with a knife. Where she got the knife from and where it went, they didn’t know.
They also said that the cook had tried to help her. That he attempted to close the wound and save her life. The cops couldn’t find him after the EMTs got there. When I went back to the diner the next day to ask about what happened, the waiter claimed they didn’t even have a cook who resembled the man I described. The man I saw.
It was as if, after Stella’s death, all the details of her demise began to unravel. Like the universe was erasing her from existence entirely.
And now, the voyager – whatever it is – has come for me.
It’s been five days since Stella died in that diner.
Five days I’ve been haunted and hunted. I tracked down Cory and he led me to Genevieve. She told me what fate awaited me. According to her, voyagers use the symbol – the backward Zs that were on Stella’s neck, the one she scratched into my flesh – to track their victims down.
Stella, I guess she thought she could trick the voyager into taking me instead of her.
It didn’t work.
And now she’s doomed me.
It’s just a matter of time before there’s an extra person, a person I can’t see, sitting across from me on a bus or walking behind me on the street.
Right now, I’m in my bedroom at my parent’s house.
I haven’t left in forty-eight hours and they’re getting worried about me. They’d heard I lost a friend – though they can’t seem to recall anyone named Stella going to high school with me – and so they’re being compassionate and letting me stay cooped up.
But they’ve told me I’ve had visitors. Folks stopping by unannounced. Folks who, when I crane my neck out my window to catch a glimpse of them standing on the porch, aren’t there at all. Just my parents talking, gesturing, into empty space.
I’m going to have to leave this room eventually.
That or my parents will get worried enough that they’ll have me helped out, likely to the hospital. And when I get there, I’ll be asking the same questions Stella did.
How many people are in here right now?
How many exactly?
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2023.03.30 07:36 Bi7477 Service disconnected Again
Internet and television are out again. This is the second time with week. First time was two full days of no service. Services were back up yesterday and now it’s down again for over 12 hours. I was told there was no outage. I was then told i t was an outage but it would be fixed in 45 minutes. I checked the xfinity app that only works sometimes and it said by 8pm our services would be restored. That was 4 hours ago. Can someone please help me find out what is going on
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2023.03.30 07:34 yepitsausername Abortion, Emergency Surgery, and the Catholic Church
Buckle up folks, this is a heck of a story, and very long. TL;DR at the bottom.
This all happened within the last couple weeks. I'm currently about ten days post op. I'm staunchly child free and have a Bilateral Salpingectomy scheduled for early May. I haven’t been sexually active for over a year, but recently came to an understanding with a discreet FWB. Hormonal birth control is not an option for me, so we’ve been using a combination of condoms and Phexxi. Welp, unfortunately, due to a combination of a broken condom and human error, I ended up pregnant. I was pretty sure I was pregnant right away. For the same reasons I can’t use hormonal birth control, plan B was not an option for me.
My body felt weird and I was a little crampy. I was a few days late for my period, and a home test was inconclusive, so I immediately went to Planned Parenthood. A urine test confirmed a positive pregnancy, so I scheduled an in clinic abortion in a few days. I had the option to take a pill, but it would mean more time off work, so I opted for the in-clinic option.
The staff at PP were amazing. There was zero pressure to do anything I didn’t want, and I was treated with kindness and respect. It was so surreal to me, to have the thing I’ve been terrified of most happening inside my body and I felt that I had no control. People make it seem like the minute you find out you’re pregnant you're filled with maternal instincts and love for a future baby. That absolutely did not happen to me. I felt as though my body had been taken over by a foreign being and I’d lost my future to a parasite. All I could think over and over in my head was “GET IT OUT GET IT OUT GET IT OUT” The day of the abortion couldn’t come soon enough.
Day of, they did a transvaginal ultrasound but couldn’t visualize the pregnancy in my uterus. The doctor explained to me there was a good chance that since it was probably only about two weeks old, there was a chance it was just too small. They gave me a choice to come back in a week, or to go through with the suction procedure and they would take a look at the tissue to confirm it was a pregnancy. I opted to go through with the procedure, I just wanted to get it done and over with.
They gave me a mild sedative, but hot damn that procedure was painful. They had to open up my cervix, which is really rough for me. I’d had it done when I got an IUD placed a number of years ago, but this was really intense. It lasted a few minutes, but it was far less painful and far shorter than childbirth. I was exhausted when they were done, and dozed quite a bit afterwards.
I work nights, but took that night off. I slept for about four hours after I got home from the procedure, then stayed awake watching TV until about 4 am then went to sleep so I could work the next night. I woke up around 2 pm, did some gentle stretching, then started getting ready for work. As I was walking I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my lower right abdomen. It was so intense I almost went to my knees, but as suddenly as it came, it went again and I felt fine aside from some mild cramps. The clinic told me some cramping was normal, so I didn’t pay it any mind, but over the course of an hour it got much worse. It was as intense as my worst menstrual cramps from back when I was a teen. I felt like throwing up, I was sweaty, clammy, and weak. Sometimes a CBD bath will help with my menstrual cramps, so I tried that, but as soon as I got in the hot water I felt like I was going to pass out and the pain intensified. I got out of the tub and went to my room, trying to decide if I should go to work or not, and ended up on the floor in my bedroom, literally writhing and crying out in pain. I contacted the after hours clinic and told them what was happening, and the very bored sounding woman told me to take ibuprofen. I texted my mom who lives nearby and asked her to bring me some ibuprofen, as all I had was acetaminophen.
My mom showed up, took one look at me and said either I was calling 911 or she was. I contacted 911 and told the dispatcher what was happening. The EMTs showed up, took some vitals and transported me to the nearest hospital. The whole time I felt like I was being a big baby and over exaggerating, though the pain was intolerable and I was still writhing in pain. The pain would come in waves and felt like it started near the right side of my belly button and traveled all the way down to my right knee.
The ER doctor took my pain very seriously and talked me into agreeing to morphine. Once I was on morphine, the pain went down to about a 7 out of 10, and I realized just how much pain I had actually been in. There was a lot of concern for me and they did another ultrasound. This one was external and transvaginal, and I’m going to tell you, that transvaginal ultrasound was absolute torture. I am not exaggerating, even on morphine I was holding on to the sides of the bed and tears were pouring out of my eyes as the poor tech did what she needed to do to see what was going on. The ultrasound felt like it went on for one million years, but it was probably closer to ten to fifteen minutes. I could barely walk afterwards. I was in so much pain, so they put me in a wheelchair and took me for a CT scan. The CT scan was much less invasive, but I was still in a lot of pain. The ER doctor then gave me more morphine and some zoloft.
The OBGYN came in and told me I had an ectopic pregnancy that had burst and I was bleeding into my abdomen. The Surgeon told me I needed emergency surgery to remove my right fallopian tube. I let her know I had a bilateral salpingectomy scheduled for the next month and was hoping she could just remove both fallopian tubes while she was in there.
The surgeon was very nice, but explained to me that since it was a Catholic hospital there was no way she could remove both. You could tell she didn’t agree, but her hands were tied. She even explained that not all Catholic hospitals had that restriction, but our Bishop had ruled that unless it was medically necessary they couldn’t do any bilateral salpingectomies. I even contacted a nearby hospital where my Bi Slap was scheduled, and asked if they would do it. They stressed to me that I literally could die if I delayed my surgery at all and for various liability reasons they couldn’t perform the bi salp right then. They urged me to stay at the hospital I was at and just get the emergency surgery done as soon as possible.
The whole thing happened very quickly. Within two hours of being in the hospital I was in the surgery room. The surgery staff were all lovely and I woke up feeling so much better than I had since the whole nightmare started. They gave me a wonderful button that gave me pain meds when needed, and I slept the rest of the night and into the day. They released me the next day with instructions to be off work for two weeks then on light duty for another two. I’m currently about a week and a half post surgery and am feeling much better. The first week was really tough. I kept over doing it and then getting exhausted, so I had to force myself to take it easy.
Anyway, I’m waiting to hear back from my surgeon on whether I can still have my other fallopian tube removed in May. While I’m glad I’m alive and that things worked out, I’m so incredibly frustrated that I’m going to have to have two surgeries, which means I have to take twice the time off work, twice the hospital bills, twice the wear on my body etc.
I’m willing to answer any questions anyone has. Hopefully this story is helpful for others in my situation.
TL;DR: I had an ectopic pregnancy that burst and required emergency surgery. Due to the fact it was a Catholic hospital they wouldn't remove both fallopian tubes, only the right one that had been affected.
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[REQ] $20 to grab some food and gas until Wednesday.
Post contents Just looking for enough to put a few bucks of gas in my car and some food in my stomach until I get paid Wednesday. I can repay $25 and I'd prefer to do the loan through Google Wallet.
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2023.03.30 07:28 ListOk7862 28 years old is what?!
I'm gay and in 6 days from today, 28 years old na ko. I'm currently employed and I think naeenjoy ko pa naman siya kahit over sa o.a ang workload. I'm currently renting a house with a friend for a year now. He is a friend who I met sa isang live streaming agency. Single ako since 2015. Bahay trabaho lang ako. Sometimes I go out for coffee with my housemate pag nag aaya siya pero most of the time nasa kwarto lang ako. Nag lalaro ng mobile games, nag scroll sa tiktok, watching movies or series. I eat inside my room lang kahit may dining area kami. I also don't talk a lot. I only have 2 real friends who just landed in Mindanao this morning and will be staying there for the rest of the year.
Why am I telling you all these? Kasi I want to understand if this is normal. Pakiramdam ko kasi paulit ulit na lang lahat sakin everyday and ang lungkot. Andaming problem which I understand naman na it all happened because of my poor decisions.
Ngayong lumalapit na yung birthday ko and bumabaon na talaga sakin na I'm really getting older na. I've been asking myself na ngayon ng paulit ulit. What happened? Ano bang plano mo? And wala akong masagot.
For someone like me who only finished high school and had to work right away para maka help sa pag aaral ng mga kapatid, hangang sa ako na din sumalo ng lahat from tuitions, school expenses, to electric bills, water bills, groceries, amilyar ng tinitirhan namin na nag simulang maipon nung hindi pa ko pinapanganak, it feels like I started my reality and struggle in life by providing my family's needs. It was always them first, it was always for them, but I will never take that against them kasi it was my choice to do that, to sacrifice.
Ngayon kasi na pinili ko na ako naman muna, bumukod na ko actually (for a year now) kaso parang ang hirap mag simula para sa sarili ko. Nalimutan ko na kung ano ba talaga yung gusto ko. Nalimutan ko na kung ano mag papasaya sakin kasi lagi lang nasa isip ko problema, lungkot, at hirap. Hindi ko alam paano tutulungan sarili ko ngayon. I have been struggling emotionally. Last year yung pinaka malala. It started from May hangang December. To a point na gusto ko na talaga i-end lahat. Good thing Christmas happened and I got to see my pamangkin. Bumalik yung excitement ko sa life. Though natitrigger pa din ako from time to time. Minsan bigla na lang ako makakaramdam ng lungkot or a want to cry pero I'm okay now. Better than I was last year.
Diba, ang gulo ng kwento ko? Hindi ko na din maintindihan kung ano gusto kong itanong or iparating sa inyo.Ganto ata talaga pag hindi mahilig mag share in person.
Pero for someone na nakaka relate sakin, paano mo tinulungan yung sarili mo? Paano ka nag kaenergy and nagkaroon ng interest sa mga bagong bagay para baguhin yung everyday routine mo? How did you help yourself to grow on your own?
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2023.03.30 07:27 Tea_Rainbow Warryn IV: Hunstravaganza
It was a fine summer's day that only the Reach could provide: pure sunshine pouring out over clear blue skies and fertile plains so verdant as to make the color green blush with envy. Bullshead Forest toed the border of Oldtown, a delineation of nature for if one crossed through its entirety, they would find themselves in Blackcrown proper. Various small streams were strewn through the area, enriching an already rich soil.
Upon a clearing of plains stood a plethora of cream-white linen tents: one grand tent larger than them all in the very center. Banners for House Hightower and House Bulwer rippled with the breeze and arrangements of garlands and flowers were strewn about. Flattened earth, compacted into a dirt pathway extended in each cardinal direction from the central tent, allowing for the carriages and horses of lords and ladies. Around the main tent were an even number of smaller ones, arranged carefully with the larger ones closest to the main area and the smallest around the out rims. Throughout the grounds, groups of young men labored at setting up great roasting pits for the game to come.
Warryn made his way through the ordered chaos, checking upon each of the areas in turn before making his way into the main tent as Reach lords and ladies arrived, his brother Edric at his heels assisting every which way.
Inside the central gathering-place, the earth had been covered with green carpeted wooden slabs. Wooden tables and chairs decorated the interior. To the side, a generous lounge area was filled with colorful benches, pillowed couches, and chaises. There was even a dance floor: an area of bare wooden floor next to which a band of bards already plying their instruments. A bevy of serving girls bearing crowns of flowers in their hair, arms full of wine jugs, and smiles upon their faces descended upon the interior of the tent to keep cups filled. With such a fine day outside, the sides of the tent were rolled up, kept open for the slight breeze that would travel through every now and again.
Even before the hunt itself began in earnest, there were displays of food available, a cornucopia of fruits: peaches, pomegranates, ripe melons and sweet summer strawberries. Plates of cheeses of all kinds scattered amongst bread: loaves, sweet and savory pastries, and little cakes.
Warryn was proud of it all, and secretly, glad he had received the blessing of the Hightowers, for their generosity made the hunt a larger affair instead of just a jostle through the woods amongst knights.
Soon, the tent was bursting with music and conversation. Through the din, Warryn managed to call for quiet, his loud, boisterous voice cutting through.
"My honorable lords and ladies of the Reach, knights, warriors, and friends. House Bulwer and House Hightower welcome you to a day of hunting, feasting, and merriment! For those who wish to join the hunt, we will be gathering outside and shall be on our way shortly. A prize will be awarded to the most impressive haul, awarded by Ser Harrold Hightower and myself. For those who do not wish to participate or whom find themselves with more delicate sensibilities, we bid you tarry here and enjoy yourself with the bounty of refreshments and good company. We shall dine on our spoils this eve. Seven blessings upon us all for a bounteous celebration."
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2023.03.30 07:24 tiramisu03 40L backpack for 11 day trip
I'm going for my first solo trip and want to do it as light travel as possible
I'm looking to borrow / rent a 40L backpack for a trip to use as carry on luggage only for a 11 day trip to Thailand.
For lack of space in my house and already having 2 backpacks of different sizes I simply do not want to buy another one right now.
Does anyone here how where I can rent one for cheap?
Or if you have one and are willing to lend it / let me rent it
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2023.03.30 07:24 Two_Hornz New to Journaling.
2023.03.30 07:23 StepwiseUndrape574 4Chan Leak Allegedly Exposes GTA 6 Lead Characters And Key Map Details
A pair of leaks have turned up on 4Chan that claim to outline details of Rockstar's forthcoming Grand Theft Auto 6. Fans of the franchise would do well to take these rumors with a grain of salt as there's no way to know for sure if any of these details are accurate. The leaker on 4Chan goes by Rhanadeng and claims to have been a friend of a disgruntled employee working on the game during 2019.
The source claims that this employee allegedly asked him to anonymously leak information about GTA 6. However, things later improved, and he lost contact with the Rockstar team member. One key detail is that this person also claims the game has been in active development since 2016 or 2017, with pre-production starting shortly after GTA V was ported to current generation consoles in 2014. The new GTA VI game world map is also claimed to be the size of GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2 combined.
gta v mission One of the odder bits that this 4Chan user details is a minigame where players control a stream of urine from a protagonist using motion controls. On the protagonist front, there are said to be four in the game, including a driver called Walther Wallace and an unnamed former Israeli IDF person. Another, Thomas Branigan, is a smuggler who owns an aircraft called the Raven, and Marcus Burke is a drug dealer and father to a young boy.
The area is said to be based in Florida, with Vice City among the three major cities with one smaller city in the far northwest of the map. The game reportedly jumps around in time with part of the timeline set in the 1980s and other parts set in the present day. Missions aren't as linear as they are in GTA V or RDR2, notes the proclaimed leaker. Players will briefly visit a small central American island, but it's reportedly not Guarma. The game starts with gamers playing the role of smuggler, Branigan.
gta v car Supposedly there are multiple child characters in the game that mainly interact with Burke and his son. Switching between the protagonists isn't said to be instantaneous, but the camera reportedly zooms out and travels quickly to where the protagonist the player wants to play is located. Sleeping Dogs-inspired parkour is involved in the game as well, but to a lesser extent without wall running. The leaker claims that weapons function more realistically in the game than they have in past titles. An example noted is rocket launcher back blast that ends up taking out an NPC in one of the missions, where the goal is to destroy a helicopter.
Hand-to-hand combat is supported and is said to be similar to Red Dead 2, with the leaker noting it's harder to fight hand-to-hand GTA VI than in GTA V. Player characters can also gain weight in the game, and it affects character attributes as it did in RDR2. Mori Kibbutz is also reportedly in the game, but not much else is detailed about his character.
This leak isn't the first that has surfaced about GTA 6. Last December, a user on reddit claiming to be a beta tester, leaked a bunch of alleged details of the game. In January, another leak claimed that the game would launch in 2021.
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2023.03.30 07:22 Two_Hornz New to Journaling.
2023.03.30 07:21 External_Fix_3347 Early pregnancy pains
Hey everyone! I am currently 6 weeks + 2 days. Today and a couple of days ago, I’ve been woken from sleep with episodes of cramping that feel quite similar to strong period pains in my vaginal area. I’m in the UK and don’t have my first scan until 12 weeks. As I type this, the pain has subsided, but it’s filling me with anxiety and dread that something might be wrong. I have no children & have had two early losses, so finding it extra worrying at the moment.
Can anyone advise if vaginal cramping & almost an ovary pulling sensation is something they’ve experienced, or if I should be concerned? Thanks in advance!
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2023.03.30 07:16 DailyHoroscopeIndia Todays Horoscope! (30th of March, 2023)✨
♈️ Aries: Today is a day to focus on your personal life. Show your partner some extra love and appreciation with compliments. If you are single, you may receive a text from an old crush. Professionally, it's important to make a budget and not splurge on unnecessary items. Health-wise, it's time to start working out and get into shape. Traveling is also encouraged, so get a passport and explore the world. Luck-wise, you will experience some moderate luck today, but it's not the best time to spend money. Emotionally, be aware of anxiety and confusion that may lead to irrational behaviour. Avoid arguments and stay calm.
♉️ Taurus: Today is a day of emotional instability, but your partner will be there to help you through it. If you are feeling overwhelmed, ask them for a sensual massage and do something that will make you feel comfortable. If your job involves any kind of creativity, the Sun will be sending you lots of inspiration and energy. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, so if you have a therapist, make sure to go see them today. Traveling is also a great way to get to know yourself better. You will have lots of luck when it comes to your career or job and you may even receive some money. Today is all about healing, learning and growing, so accept these new life lessons and make something good out of it.
♊️ Gemini: Today is a day to take on new challenges and show your boss and co-workers what you are made of. You may be feeling a bit jealous of your partner, so it's important to talk to them and make sure everything is alright. Health wise, it's best to avoid fizzy drinks and coffee with milk, and switch to water and tea instead. If you are planning a journey, it's best to bring someone along or postpone the trip. Jupiter is radiating positive energy which will bring you good luck, but be aware of your emotions as you can be quite selfish from time to time.
♋️ Cancer: Today is a day of mixed emotions for you, Cancer. In your personal life, you may find yourself in an argument with your partner due to something they did that annoyed you. Professionally, you will receive some sound advice from a colleague with more experience than you. Health-wise, you should take preventative measures to boost your immune system as you may be prone to catching a fever. When it comes to travel, try to minimize it and consider carpooling instead of driving. Luck-wise, your friends and people around you will have great conversations together and you may experience some moderate luck. Emotionally, it may be hard for you to socialize as you want to be the center of attention but don't feel confident enough.
♌️ Leo: Today is a great day for your love life, Leo. If you are in a relationship, your partner will know how to calm you down if you feel a little down. Single signs will have a chance to flirt with a Gemini. Professionally, it will be easy for you to focus and concentrate on the work that needs to be done. Health wise, make sure to eat food high in protein to make your muscles stronger. If you are travelling to a distant location, be prepared for some stress, especially if your flight is longer than six hours. Jupiter will send you good vibes today, but it's not the best day to invest or buy vehicles or properties. Emotionally, you may feel a bit gloomy today, but something wonderful will happen to you!
♍️ Virgo: Your personal life may be feeling a bit strained as your partner is slowly losing interest in you. This could be because you have stopped doing the things that they used to love. Single signs may not feel like flirting. Professionally, you are unstoppable and your co-workers adore you. You may receive an email, text or call about your job or a new job opportunity. Health wise, Virgo signs are prone to fevers and it usually starts in the throat, meaning your body and immune system need more nutrients. If possible, go on a short trip with some friends or colleagues for business or pleasure. Luck wise, it's best to not spend large sums of money today as you won't feel the vibes that Jupiter is sending. Emotionally, you may get frustrated easily so it's best to do something productive to keep your mind occupied.
♎️ Libra: Today is a day for you to focus on your relationships. If you are in a relationship, take your partner out for a romantic date. If you are single, you may receive an interesting text message. Professionally, you may receive some important information about your boss or co-worker, so be sure to stay focused on your goals and not talk behind anyone's back. Health wise, it's time to start taking better care of yourself. Start small by drinking more water and less carbonated drinks. Make sure to check the date of when you need to renew your passport for any upcoming travels. Finally, Jupiter is on your side today, making it easier for you to control your finances. You may not feel like socializing today, but don't worry, it's perfectly normal.
♏️ Scorpio: Today is a day of mixed emotions for you, Scorpio. In your personal life, Pluto in Capricorn is making it difficult to connect with your partner. If you are single, you may find yourself taken soon. Professionally, you are working hard but it may not feel like enough. Persevere and success will come. Health-wise, be sure to drink plenty of water and avoid overindulging in alcohol. Traveling is a great way to relax, so consider taking a vacation soon. Unfortunately, luck won't be on your side today, but tomorrow will be better. Emotionally, you may feel a lot of tension and stress. A good workout or cry session can help you release this energy.
♐️ Sagittarius: Today is a day of mixed emotions. In your personal life, you may find yourself in a period of instability and bickering. However, communication can help to resolve any issues that arise. Professionally, you are doing well and may receive some unexpected money. Health wise, it is important to take time to relax and center yourself. Traveling by car is not recommended today. You will have luck with numbers and money, so keep an eye out for any opportunities. Finally, your emotions may be all over the place, but things will get better soon.
♑️ Capricorn: Single signs will be irresistible to water signs, so today is a great day to try something new with your partner. Venus is sending you excellent energy, making it easy for you to make money and get ahead. Get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air, as it will make you feel great. When it comes to investments, it's best to wait until another day. Lastly, follow your instinct and trust the power of your ruler planet to guide you in the right direction. You may find yourself reflecting on the past.
♒️ Aquarius: Today is a day of surprises and rekindling of love for single aquarius. Professionally, you may have to face some confrontation, but it is important to take care of any debts you owe. Health wise, you will be in the mood to make new friends while working out. Traveling isn’t really the thing that you want to do today, but if you are in a foreign country, try some authentic food. Luck is on your side today with the planet that governs luck sending you good vibes. Emotionally, you may feel a bit confused, but this is only temporary. It’s a good day to think about the future and future plans.
♓️ Pisces: Single signs will feel a little lonely, but things are getting better and your partner is feeling good today. Show them some appreciation and love. Financially, you will be doing okay, but you might have some car problems that require spending money. Your throat will be your weak spot today, so drink lots of tea and fix your sleeping schedule. Flying by plane is going to be a big adventure for you, but don't count on Jupiter for extra luck today. Make sure you're taking care of your mental health and stay away from sketchy Virgos.
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2023.03.30 07:14 bluerookiecookie Need some advice on a recent cavity filling
So for some context this is regarding a tooth on my right bottom side second from the back. I was experiencing pain when eating surgery foods so I made an appointment with my dentist.
Dentist said I had a cavity between the last two molars and opted to remove the whole top of the tooth and resculpt it with filling. It has now been almost 12 hours and I’m noticing discomfort which I’ve never had after a filling.
The tooth feels sore and it’s a bit uncomfortable to eat on that side. My bite doesn’t feel uneven but the filled tooth feels smooth and when I bite down I can obviously tell that it’s a filling and not my tooth. Overall just causing some discomfort.
I’m away at college and flew home just to get the cavity filled but had to come right back. Should I attempt to see a different dentist in my college down or just wait it out and see if it feels better in a couple of days? I’m also curious if I should’ve pushed to remove less of the tooth or if his way of removing the top part was necessary?
Any advice you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
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2023.03.30 07:14 JetFast212 31M - USA- Let's be friends? :)
Hello beautiful people! I work in tech, I’m very spiritual, I love eating, traveling, helping people, and talking to people. I’m open to all types of people and genders. If you need someone there for you, I’ll be there! Anyway I'm just chilling for the rest of the day. Maybe have some drinks. I would love some people to chat with to keep me company.
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2023.03.30 07:13 TaquitosLoquitos My friend's wife used to have sex with me and his entire friend group before meeting him. I'm embarrassed my friend married her & has kids
I love my friend Robert (fake name), but I'm absolutely embarrassed by him. In my eyes, he's a loser & an idiot for being with his wife. They're both 27 and have twin daughters that are 4 years old. He's happy! And that's great, but me & all his friend's had her first. Before meeting my friend Robert, his wife (we'll call her sally) was having sex with his entire friend group. It was me and 2 others guys that Robert knew. We all met her in college, she made college fun & took our virginities. Each of us had different classes with her, that's how me & Robert's other friends knew her. That's how they all had sex with her, because everyone had some sort of class with her during the day. Now obviously we didn't have sex with her at the same time, it was all separate occasions - but still, we all had our way with her.
Sally was just some blonde haired, blue eyed, freckled face chick with huge boobs we hanged out with because she was hot & hilarious. She was those chick's that wore denim, loved anime & came from a farmeranch family. She'll follow us around always, maybe she thought we were cool or something, so we got her involved in our friend group. She shared her hobbies, always got us invovled in her activities & was super fun to hang out with.
Sally was an awesome girl! So silly, hilarious, sweet & was the nicest person you can ever meet. She was an angel, so goofy & loved being adventurous. But unfortunately, I still just saw her as a chick I can have sex with.
Only reason we all know sally slept with the friend group, Is because me & Robert's other 2 friends brought it up. We realized the 3 of us were all at some point intimate with her, because we all had classes with her. We were all shocked, because we didn't know sally slept with the 3 of us. I thought I was the lucky one that only slept with her, but turns out Robert's other friend's were lucky too. We all lost our virginities to this girl, which was crazy. In our eyes, we thought she was easy & slutty so we wanted to continue seeing her.
Sally had a serious conversation with me & my 2 other friends when we introduced her to Robert. She fell in love with him, actually dated him in a serious way, didn't have sex with him quickly (which is funny) and the two of them became a couple. She was honest with him about her past with us, he didn't care & only cared about the future they'll have together. Sally asked that we respect her relationship with Robert and that everything we did together in college stay in the past. She said she's past all that stuff & wants something serious and special in her life: that being Robert. She wanted to move on with Robert, have a family with him and get married. She was insanely in love with him. She wanted something "real" and I guess Robert gave that to her.
That's exactly what they are now, they're married and still crazy for each other. She's a teacher, he own a restaurant & they have twin daughters. I don't care if I sound bad, but I'm embarrassed for Robert. His wife used to be a slut, now she's acting like nothing happened. We all did things with her, it's annoying she's acting like we didn't. She has that "I'm a wife & mother now" type of attitude, she's supposedly "matured". They're always going on vacations/traveling with their kids and I just cringe at the photos.
So yes, I'm embarrassed for Robert. There's definitely people out there that are also embarrassed for him, because they know how slutty sally was. But whatever, if he's happy & she's happy, then I guess that's fine. He's enjoying sloppy seconds & a girl that's used up completely.
I already know there's gonna be comments saying, "but women can enjoy sex too!" And "it's none of your business who she has sex with". That's true, but you're all hilarious for wanting to say that. It's just reddit defending women like always.
I don't care if she's a mom now, she's a slut in my eyes.
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2023.03.30 07:12 Altruistic_Two_9523 PAIN
So this is my first wipe playing EFT have the game for 11-12 days now and my first game today was going to shorline as scav and I directly spawned in the kinda of resort in the middle of the map which I know there’s good loot there so I go all around don’t actually know where to find good loot so I just go in every single room every single floor and I was surprised I didn’t even see a pmc or scav the whole raid so I felt comfortable then I go in this room near a kinda of cinema where the couple computers and while looking I was screaming ‘let’s gooo imma get my first GPU I feeeel it’ just for kidding n all and I actually fkg get it I was so excited so I’m like I’m just gonna extract but my greed kicked in I was like I’m gon stay a 2-3 mins and leave when there’s 5min yo the end of raid at 6min left I check the extracts and I see only the ones I don’t know of so I start panicking I look for a Google map I see there’s house fence wtv it is nearby I go for it at 1min left I got the fence of end of map so I know I’m close I run south for couple seconds and I’m like nah I’m sure it’s North so I go North just to arrive at where the fence end and there’s mountains and there was 25sec left…so at this point I know I fkedup so I started crying. I calculate later all the loot I had would’ve brought me over 800k which could’ve been Emmy biggest run yet but Yee greedy mafucka always hit the wall lol. And now thinking I was actually going in the right way at first and I could’ve extracted if I just went south more smfh anyways this wipe is for learning I guess? :_(
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2023.03.30 07:11 UAN4ALF 42 F USA Wanderlust Artist - Seeks open honest verbose conversation with a guy (Read post before messaging) about Life goals and Dreams, Art, Travel, Vanlife, Video/Photography, Self Improvement, Meaning life and a deep dive into our souls. [chat] [long term]
I want to get to know everything about you, see your soul, make a new friend (or maybe find a kindred spirit) to message, possibly voice chat, share life with, have fun. Let's sail away together to a far away place, travel the world and be happy on a beach somewhere sharing our dreams while watching a beautiful sunset. Have a deep long conversation about the things that make our souls sing and life worth living. Find out everything about one another and be completely open and honest with each other. I'm an optimist at heart and believe anything is possible and life can be wonderful. We can make our dreams come true! Let's talk about them all. I have lots of dreams and goals for this next stage in my life and I am free to do anything.
Topics and areas of interest I have that if you are interested we can talk about include:
I love the visual arts (drawing & painting) plein air painting, travel, vanlife, photography and videography, making video, tech toys: cameras, computers. Self improvement and motivation. dreams and goals. Lifestyle design, business and marketing concepts, tv/movies. I love watching movies while voice chatting too. Let's become best friends and always be there for one another. Life is short, much shorter than you think it will be, enjoy it and live every moment and every dream while you are here to do so.
Please only around 42 male and single (I am not comfortable talking with married people and really 36 to 48 not younger though)..I am not trying to hurt anyone's feelings, it's just nice to talk with people who have the same life experience and days lived on this earth. I don't want to have to end a chat over age, so if you are younger don't message me please and lying destroys everything, so just don't. Be a decent person and do the right things in life and good things will happen for you.
Reddit Pet Peeves:
Please do not ask for a photo, if you need confirmation I am female we can voice chat. It seriously gets old 5 minutes into a conversation to be asked for a photo, I mean yeah I could use someone else's just to stop getting asked, but I prefer being honest. If I want to show you one someday that will be something I will decide to do without pressure.
Things I hate and am not interested in includes: Video games, drugs, 420, alcohol
*I appreciate everyone has their own preference for what they like in life, so if you like those things then I am not the right person to chat with, but I wish you well in life.
*DM to chat mention "Idiosyncratic" when you message, so I know you read my message, if you don't I may not reply as I'll assume you didn't read this :)
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2023.03.30 07:08 Any-Sea-6592 Its a bit suspect when NASA decides to disable comments on all their videos. They have no reason to. Unless people are waking up and realizing 54 million dollars a day is a bit to much for just a TV show haha.
2023.03.30 07:06 JustaHarmlessAcid How do I zoom out this dashboard ?
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2023.03.30 07:03 Sceptrick4721 My First God Concept for Mwindo, But any criticism is welcome
Mwindo The Great Son of Tubonbo
Type: Melee, Physical
Pros: High Damage, High Speed
Cons: Short Range, Can’t take Magical hits
Stats: Health - 272 (+83)
Mana - 287 (+48)
Speed - 445 (+37)
Range - 4 (+0)
Attack/Sec - 2(+2.4%)
Basic Attack: Mwindo hits his opponent with his flyswatter
Basic Attack Damage - 35
Physical Protection - 20
Magical Protection - 10
HP5 - 15.83
MP5 - 7.64
Passive: Forged Body
After being knocked out Mwindo will take a 50% less damage from all attacks, for the first 30 seconds
A/1) Song of Praise
Mwindo sings himself a song about how great he his boosting his spirits and his attack
Type of move: Buff
Boosts his Physical Penetration and Damage by 60% for 35 seconds
Cost: 50/60/70/80/90 mana
Cooldown: 45 Seconds
A/2) Divine Fly Swatter
Mwindo leaps into the air and slams down into his opponent with his magical fly swatter
Type of move: Leap
Damage per Use: 30/45/60/75/90
Cost: 55/65/75/85/95 mana
Cooldown: 20 seconds
A/3) Underworld Journey
Type of move: Circular ground target, Stealth
Mwindo Travels into the underworld to find his father, damaging opponents when he disappears and reappears
Lasts: 12 seconds
Cost: 55/60/65/70/75 mana
A/4/ Ult) Nkuba’s Lightning
Type of Attack: Circular ground target
Mwindo calls down divine lightning to hurt his opponents
Damage per Use: 45/67/89/122/144
Cost: 55/70/95/115/130 mana
Cooldown: 115 seconds
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