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2023.03.28 20:08 Anxiety_cat1127 Stolen and raised my a Narcissist.

All my life I’ve wondered things about my birth parents since I was adopted by my grandparents. When I was 17 I started looking for my dad. I found him and we started catching up. We later talked about my mom and I found her too. They told me the truth of everything and I realized I never experienced love from anyone. I was nothing but bait for my mom so my narcissistic grandmother could keep her on a leash. I retaliated and she kicked me out overnight without warning. While getting my things both her and her husband were emotionally abusing me to the point I broke down. They blocked the door so I couldn’t get back in and I tried to push through. After they pushed me back I tried forcing my way in and of course being a frail old man he got injured by it. They took me to court for a restraining order and specifically said “The chickens are hers, if she doesn’t get them they will be disposed of”. I didn’t give a fuck about the restraining order since I didn’t want anything to do with them anyway. It took weeks to find someone that could take my chickens and when he went to get them the bitch said “These aren’t her chickens”. My chickens are my therapy. They’ve kept me from suicide ever since my trauma happened 6 years ago. The guy got all but 15-20 that she claimed were hers. But on the paperwork from court it said ALL the chickens were mine. But apparently I still have to talk to a civil case person to get them anyway. And they filed paperwork against me because the dude went to get the chickens when THEY were the ones to say “I want the chickens removed from our property or they’ll be disposed of”. So when I actually get someone to remove them I get taken to court for it?!?!? She even tried selling him the coops for $3,000. I would just give up and say it’s not worth it. But my chickens are worth any problem if it means I can get them back. She also has a package that my boyfriend sent me for Valentine’s Day that was over $100. I have to get that too. If only I had money. There’s so many things I could take her to court for.
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2023.03.28 20:03 Svinhiilde Question from a newbie

Is it common to find legendaries in a suitcase ? I usually found many items in one suitcase at train stations every couple of days, but usally it's things like crafting materials or junk to recycle... This time the suitcase was full of Legendaries (around 10 of them lvl 45 between 2 and 3 stars). I'd love to post a screenshot of this but seems i'm not allowed to do so here.
Is it something left by a player or is it just a random spawn ? Truely curious (quite new to the game btw)
If left by someone well, to that stranger : thank you
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2023.03.28 20:03 Intelligent-Theme-27 French learning resources I have used

On Sunday I went to a French language meetup in my hometown. I was super nervous and told myself I only had to stay 10 minutes but I ended up staying 2 hours and had some lovely conversations. I wanted to share what got me to the point of being able to converse in simple French.
I learned French at school to the age of 16 but like so many came out being able to say very little. I could do some basic transactional stuff like ask directions and order in a restaurant but wouldn't always understand responses.
Over ten years ago I bought the Paul Noble French course from Audible and that made a huge difference. I worked my way through in fits and starts and felt much more confident in French when I completed it. I would highly recommend it as an effective method to get going. However I was busy with work and family and didn't pursue it further. Over the years when I have visited France I have re-listened to that course a number of times, which I would highly recommend for consolidation purposes, maybe I'm a slow learner but once wasn't enough for me to grasp everything. There's a review at the end of the course which is also very useful for a recap.
In January we booked to stay a month in France this coming August. We'll be staying in an AirBnB with a French lady and her daughter. I became newly motivated to learn French, with the goal of being conversational by August.
To begin with I revisited the Paul Noble French and bought his Next Steps course and worked through that too. I should probably have gone over it again but I was getting bored and wanted to try something different. I will definitely return to the Next Steps course because it is very effective. Both PN courses used spaced repetition and I find that very effective, along with lots of speaking out loud. You won't develop a huge vocabulary but you will get a very good feel for the way the language is put together and be able to speak more confidently. There is no reading or writing element to speak of, but reading/writing is not my main goal so I'm not too worried about that for me and I can get it from some of the other resources detailed below.
I find the Paul Noble has been one of the most effective methods for me and I'd give it a 9/10. I would go for walks or use it while doing household chores, talking to myself in French.
Since then I've been trying a few different things, some of which I have stuck with and some not so much.
I bought Rocket French Level 2 and am working through that. I have definitely learned from it but I think there are huge improvements that could be made to their courses. The "podcast" element involves a huge amount of repetition, which even at level 2 includes repeating "bonjour madame" multiple times when by now that should be a given, which can make the pace feel very slow. I do like the "play it" feature where you can play through conversations in French as a character in a scenario and I am using that feature more than anything else on the site. The grammar lessons feel pretty indegestible and I'm now skipping those. Their other recap tools are also good but it feels like once you have completed a module they never come back to the topic again so you aren't getting that spaced repetition. I've started revisiting lessons rather than moving onto new content as I feel like otherwise I'd end up with word soup rather than language in my head with Rocket; lots of tenuous bits of language I can't quite remember what they mean. It's a shame their flashcards tool isn't more sophisticated too as exporting the vocabulary into a flashcards app is rather onerous and I struggle with Anki (any Flashcard recommendations gratefully received, preferably not expensive). In terms of how much Rocket is helping me, I'd give it a 7/10. I see it as a source of comprehensible input and a conversation practice tool but without so much spaced repetition as Paul Noble does so well. I don't feel I'm making great strides forward with it unfortunately.
I've had more success with Pimsleur. I was put off by the expense of the subscription but took the plunge and haven't looked back. It reminds me of Paul Noble. I'm glad I did PN first as I feel Pimsleur doesn't always give you long enough to respond where PN does, so I'm glad I already had a grounding before starting Pimsleur. My routing is to drop my daughter off at school and then go for a walk of 30 mins to an hour, listening and speaking aloud with Pimsleur. I feel like I am really making progress and retaining what I learn. It's a longer course than PN so I hope I'll be able to speak a lot more by the end of it. Pimsleur gets 9/10.
I also started Duolingo at the end of January. I have found it useful, especially for reminding me about verb endings and consolidating what I learn elsewhere. It's not expensive and I'd definitely recommend it as an added extra but don't expect to be able to learn French quickly with only Duolingo. 7/10.
Anki - I really tried with Anki but I was always ending up with my decks getting mixed up between English to French/French to English when I uploaded lists from Rocket French. I prefer my decks to be English to French. It should be highly effective but I struggled to use it. 4/10.
Assimil - I couldn't engage with at all. I will revisit because I feel like I should have got more from it than I did. I'm not going to give it a mark as I should probably have persevered.
Lingvist - It's a flashcard app, and a good one. I need to expand my vocabulary as Pimsleur won't do that. I'm on the free trial at the moment and really liking it. It is easy to engage with and uses spaced repetition. I am learning. It does seem very pricey for the subscription but I'm considering shelling out. 8/10.
Inner French Podcast It's hard to get interesting comprehensible input but this is one of the best sources I have found. I French teacher living on Poland who puts together beautifully enunciated and well crafted, and above all, interesting podcasts in French that I can understand. I love this podcast. I would also like to shout out for the Duolingo podcast which is even easier to understand and is also super interesting. I'd give them both 10/10.
Coffee Break French I dabbled with CBF podcasts years ago but wasn't sure where to join in and gave up. This time I started at the beginning of season 2 and have got a lot out of it, especially for grammar. I love being able to get on with chores or go for a walk while learning so this suits me great. Grammar is dull but CBF threads it through podcasts in an accessible way, introducing it in scenarios along with useful vocab. This is so much better than the huge slabs of text Rocket French presents you with in their grammar lessons. I paid for a premium course but sadly have to say that I should have saved my money as I don't feel you get much for the money beyond what they give away for free. They do however give a lot away for free and I'm happy to support their project by paying for a product or two. If you are going to buy something, their Travel Diaries course is not so expensive and has a little pronunciation practice exercise which is nice - but Rocket French does that better. The main courses premium content has exercises that you could find in most grammar textbooks, plus lesson notes. The free podcast lessons are excellent though and very engaging. If you want to remember the vocab and phrases effectively, and they give some lovely phrases, you are going to need to put them into a flashcard deck I think. They lessons don't really prompt you to talk or write your own French. Otherwise you can treat the lessons as an excellent grammar guide and a very good source of comprehensible input delivered in an engaging manner. 8/10. 10/10 if you don't pay but you will need other practice opportunities and a way of retaining the vocab.
I paid for a couple of conversation lessons on ITalki. These were invaluable for helping me to understand whether I could actually hold a conversation. I really surprised myself with how much I can say now, even though I was almost dreading my first lesson. Speaking for half an hour, with lots of pauses while I tried to assemble sentences was hard but very worthwhile. This gave me the confidence to go to the local French discussion group, so was priceless. 10/10.
YouTube - has been invaluable for finding out language learning methodologies and learning how to learn a language. I'm very interested by the apparent results of Comprehensible Input and Krashen, but also by Spaced Repetition, which I have found very effective. Youtube is also great for answering questions such as what's the difference between voici and voila which otherwise I'd have to turn to a textbook to find out. 10/10.
My recommendation is to have a mixture of tools to use. The ones I have got the most from are Paul Noble and Pimsleur in terms of actually being able to speak, but I've got so much out of them in part because I have been threading in other learning. So when Pimsleur introduces the "near future" tense I know what they are doing even though it's not really explained on the Pimsleur course because it has been covered in Coffee Break French, as an example. I think that has really helped be to not get confused by Pimsleur's approach. It's like having looked at a map before setting out on a journey. Not one of these resources is enough on it's own and some people will learn just as well without paying for any of these tools, but this has worked for me so far.
What resources have you used and which do you rate highly?
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2023.03.28 20:02 Green_madam 34 [F4M] Ukraine/Anywhere for husband

There is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God I know I'm one
My mother was a tailor Sewed my new blue jeans My father was gambling man Down in New Orleans
Now the only thing a gambler needs Is a suitcase and a trunk And the only time he'll be satisfied Is when he's all a-drunk
Oh mother, tell your children Not to do what I have done Spend your lives in sin and misery In the house of the Rising Sun
Well I've got one foot on the platform The other foot on the train I'm going back to New Orleans To wear that ball and chain
Well there is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God I know I'm one
Important, CHAT DOESN'T WORK CORRECTLY. I can't see and reply to chat requests, can't fix it. Text to letter section. How to do that? Open my profile > More options > Send message. Not chat but message.
I'm a single female from Ukraine (can meet with you in another country, more safe for you). I search for a single childless man older than 35 (older- better) for a serious relationship, first without physical aspects. Your age and appearance are not important. I wish you are self-employed, your own master and bos or digital nomad but that is not a strict demand.
Sometimes men expect these aspects very fast and leave fast if not get it soon. In my opinion, this means the first interest was not in the relationship itself but in physical aspects. That's why I want to find a relationship first without it. So I can be sure that a man stays near me because he really likes me, not for physical satisfaction itself. That means not only one sphere of relationship. People divide into 2 groups. Those who give more than take and opposite. Wishing to gain satisfaction fast leads to frustration and disappointment.
I have got few marriage offers in the past, but felt that they were not serious because the men were too young, not well settled and made these offers trying to gain something. Being not a young girl, I still wait for a right person—a man who will be happy staying with me and will do everything for me. Wished person is his own boss and master thought being employee with a plan to become self boss one day is fine too.
If things work, I can relocate to you or to invite you to live in Ukraine after the war ends. If you are able to set up app called telegram for chat and meet in real life within one month, then please text me. I prefer well written letter that was sent in inbox letters, not in chat requests and chat itself.
Now more detaily about me. Never been married, no kids (will not have in the nearest time but not a childfree), no pets (had shepherd, after his death decided not to have new). Was raised in small village at farmer's house (the nature was great but didn't like the hard working lifestyle) and prefer city life. I don't smoke, don't drink alcohol . You will not have to suffer dealing with numerous people around me because I don't have friends (people disappear when interests and lifestyles become different) and my family is very small. I don't visit bars, clubs or parties and not addicted to social networks. As an introvert, I can't open to someone fast because have been cheated by those whom trusted. Life teaches, only real actions show the true person's intentions, not just his words.
About two negative moments. The first is my passivity. I was raised in a culture where it was considered vulgar if a woman is too active in the path of creating a relationship. Yes, it is obvious that active women will get success sooner than passive one but I can't change myself and prefer the one who will take initiative.
The second negative moment is that being introverted, I totally dislike situation when I have to contact with unknown people, especially with men, especially in field of relationship. That sounds not logical because how can someone know anyone if he/she doesn't like starting this contact? There is only one solution for me. I can start contact only if I have already got very detailed information about person so this makes illusion that he is already not a stranger. Most of men send short message, expecting that I will ask many questions trying to find out his personality. The truth is that I will not do it. Yes, you can call me bad for that, but I will reply only to well written detailed letter from someone who will not make me to ask many questions but will write proper letter with basic information by himself. Man's appearance means nothing for me, but what he says and what is more important, what he does - that's important.
That were negative moments. Obviously, there are much more of them but I'll let you discover size of all iceberg by yourself. Thanks for reading.
P.S. Please, be patient and don't expect fast replies, sometimes it is not easy to do due to many reasons. That one who puts efforts in his first letter will get reply faster.
P.S.S. Chat doesn't work correctly and doesn't show messages and requests there. Text only in letters section.
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2023.03.28 20:02 angryWinds Questions about dried hominy.

I use canned hominy every so often in soups and stews and such. My usual method is to simply drain and rinse the contents of the can, then dump it straight into the stew-pot for the last 10-15 minutes of cooking.
I've got plans to use hominy in a giant batch of pozole this Saturday... but I went to a different store than normal, and couldn't find the canned stuff I'm familiar with. Instead, I got a bag of dried hominy. (2 in fact. One white hominy, and one golden).
There's directions on the package of how to soak them, prior to using, but I still have a couple of questions...
First and foremost, how much dried hominy, when soaked, would yield about the same as you'd get from a standard 14.5 oz can?
Second, since I'm making a long braising stew, could I treat it kind of like barley where it's fine to dump it in dry, so long as it cooks for a good hour or two? Or will it turn out weird and overly chewy or something, if I don't soak it first?
Third, if I AM going to soak it over-night, is it worthwhile to add any flavor to the water? Maybe some garlic / onion / cumin / citrus / whatever? Maybe soak it in chicken broth instead, for a little added punch? Or is that all kind of useless and essentially a waste of perfectly good herbs / spices / etc?
Fourth, is there any significant different between gold and white? The cans I get are usually mixed.
Finally, any other suggestions you've got related to pozole (rojo) in general, I'm all ears. I've made it a handful of times and have always been thrilled with the results... But I'm open to any other tips / tricks that I might not be aware of.
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2023.03.28 20:02 Better-Ad-9387 My collection so far! 😊

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2023.03.28 20:01 Green_madam 34 [F4M] #Ukraine , search for husband

There is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God I know I'm one
My mother was a tailor Sewed my new blue jeans My father was gambling man Down in New Orleans
Now the only thing a gambler needs Is a suitcase and a trunk And the only time he'll be satisfied Is when he's all a-drunk
Oh mother, tell your children Not to do what I have done Spend your lives in sin and misery In the house of the Rising Sun
Well I've got one foot on the platform The other foot on the train I'm going back to New Orleans To wear that ball and chain
Well there is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God I know I'm one
Important, CHAT DOESN'T WORK CORRECTLY. I can't see and reply to chat requests, can't fix it. Text to letter section. How to do that? Open my profile > More options > Send message. Not chat but message.
I'm a single female from Ukraine (can meet with you in another country, more safe for you). I search for a single childless man older than 35 (older- better) for a serious relationship, first without physical aspects. Your age and appearance are not important. I wish you are self-employed, your own master and bos or digital nomad but that is not a strict demand.
Sometimes men expect these aspects very fast and leave fast if not get it soon. In my opinion, this means the first interest was not in the relationship itself but in physical aspects. That's why I want to find a relationship first without it. So I can be sure that a man stays near me because he really likes me, not for physical satisfaction itself. That means not only one sphere of relationship. People divide into 2 groups. Those who give more than take and opposite. Wishing to gain satisfaction fast leads to frustration and disappointment.
I have got few marriage offers in the past, but felt that they were not serious because the men were too young, not well settled and made these offers trying to gain something. Being not a young girl, I still wait for a right person—a man who will be happy staying with me and will do everything for me. Wished person is his own boss and master thought being employee with a plan to become self boss one day is fine too.
If things work, I can relocate to you or to invite you to live in Ukraine after the war ends. If you are able to set up app called telegram for chat and meet in real life within one month, then please text me. I prefer well written letter that was sent in inbox letters, not in chat requests and chat itself.
Now more detaily about me. Never been married, no kids (will not have in the nearest time but not a childfree), no pets (had shepherd, after his death decided not to have new). Was raised in small village at farmer's house (the nature was great but didn't like the hard working lifestyle) and prefer city life. I don't smoke, don't drink alcohol . You will not have to suffer dealing with numerous people around me because I don't have friends (people disappear when interests and lifestyles become different) and my family is very small. I don't visit bars, clubs or parties and not addicted to social networks. As an introvert, I can't open to someone fast because have been cheated by those whom trusted. Life teaches, only real actions show the true person's intentions, not just his words.
About two negative moments. The first is my passivity. I was raised in a culture where it was considered vulgar if a woman is too active in the path of creating a relationship. Yes, it is obvious that active women will get success sooner than passive one but I can't change myself and prefer the one who will take initiative.
The second negative moment is that being introverted, I totally dislike situation when I have to contact with unknown people, especially with men, especially in field of relationship. That sounds not logical because how can someone know anyone if he/she doesn't like starting this contact? There is only one solution for me. I can start contact only if I have already got very detailed information about person so this makes illusion that he is already not a stranger. Most of men send short message, expecting that I will ask many questions trying to find out his personality. The truth is that I will not do it. Yes, you can call me bad for that, but I will reply only to well written detailed letter from someone who will not make me to ask many questions but will write proper letter with basic information by himself. Man's appearance means nothing for me, but what he says and what is more important, what he does - that's important.
That were negative moments. Obviously, there are much more of them but I'll let you discover size of all iceberg by yourself. Thanks for reading.
P.S. Please, be patient and don't expect fast replies, sometimes it is not easy to do due to many reasons. That one who puts efforts in his first letter will get reply faster.
P.S.S. Chat doesn't work correctly and doesn't show messages and requests there. Text only in letters section.
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2023.03.28 19:59 neutrogenaartist Struggling with loneliness and past mistakes: Looking for advice from the community

Hello everyone,
I'm a 29-year-old who has always been interested in Buddhism, even though I'm not a Buddhist myself. I find great value in the teachings of compassion, karma, and impermanence, and I'm hoping that this community can provide me with some guidance and support.
One of the challenges I'm currently facing is my lack of friends. By lack of friends, I mean 0 friends. As a young child, I was pretty mean, selfish, and jealous. I would steal and say mean things to my friends, and as a result, their parents were aware of the child I was and probably told their kids to spend less time with me and more with their other friends. In middle school, I was bullied for being myself, so in high school and later, I wore a mask just to get by. I did have friends my freshman year, but unfortunately, they built a new high school because my current high school had too many people in it. All of my friends ended up going to the new high school, and I was left without a true friend group. In college, I sabotaged relationships with people I considered friends.
As a result, I've ruined all my relationships, including my relationship with my younger brother. He no longer wants to have anything to do with me, and we haven't spoken in almost a decade. He has told my parents that he doesn't want me at any major event of his, including his high school and college graduations. My parents have tried to talk to him, but he remains determined and unforgiving. Even if we were to make amends and talk to one another, it would feel like I am talking to a stranger, as almost a decade of our lives has gone by without us speaking. It would be very awkward to try to be close again. Most likely, once my parents pass, we'll never see or hear of each other again.
To make things worse, my mom's friends' kids who are my age are all getting married, and she wants me to get married as well because they believe it's a parent's responsibility to get their child married.
As a young child, I grew up with a pretty strict father who was verbally and physically abusive to me, mainly to correct mistakes I've made. If I did something wrong or didn't listen, I would be punished. This continued on until my junior year of high school.
My life feels lonely and miserable, and I envy those who have good relationships with their siblings and friends. I want to have friendships and a romantic relationship, but I feel like my age has passed me by, and I'm too old to make new friends.
I'm currently in therapy, but it hasn't helped much. I can't help but wonder if my past behavior is the reason for my current circumstances. Perhaps, it's karma from my countless previous lifetimes.
I'm hoping that this community can offer me some insights or advice on how to move forward. How can I cultivate compassion towards myself and others? How can I let go of my past and start making meaningful connections with others? Any guidance or support would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
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2023.03.28 19:57 aGtoldMEcream Red dead online

Tried posting in red dead online but don’t meet karma requirements
Should we take matters into our own hands?
Hey ya cowpokes, I’ve been away from the game for along time but I was watching a recent PVPcat video, essentially it was an overview of online from beginning to the current state.
I’m sure the realization has already been made amongst the sub but it made me realize really how great the community is at organizing in game events or themes. ie clowns, funeral, soup walk sort of things. I’m sure there’s more.
My point
Couldn’t the community organize a system to breathe some life into the online game? I’ll be honest I don’t what that looks like but I’d love to find out.
Of course I don’t think there should be constraints when playing a game. People should play exactly how they want. Im the boring guy who typically plays solo unless a friendly cowpoke comes along and initiates an encounter.
But the most fun I have playing the game is when someone tries to “grief” me and we get in a shootout for 5 minutes in random areas on the map.
Idk if online is “dead” because there aren’t as many random conflict encounters with other players or not but that’s always been my biggest issue. For me personally there’s very few of these
I feel like if the community came up with like 5 major factions a player could choose to be a part of. With the main goal to be something like just to control the entire map or… idk. This is where I get stumped. What’s the common goal and how do you make it work within the current R* formula.
The map has too much potential to waste.
I’m just spit balling here. I know a a lot of folks would oppose the faction idea, I too think it’s kind of silly but if it was fleshed out I think it might work. Of course no one would have to be a part of the factions, in fact if they became strong enough it would pave way for folks to start smaller gangs to rebel.
Factions could be and some I think should be: Lawmen/Rangebounty hunters Natives Northern Army Southern Army Mafia Fuck it bring clowns back
Nothing has to be history accurate. Better if it wasn’t.
I’m dreaming here. Anybody want to dream with me?
Sorry if this sounds incomplete. I have much more to say but the iPad I’m typing this on has an input delay making this a chore to write
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2023.03.28 19:57 Cocoa-kat-weirdo10 Green Springs

I assume that not a lot of you know about 0.0.00; a date that only existed once in Green Springs. The government kept it covered up. Green Springs was created when an asteroid hit Earth and left the once luscious green fields barren and dry. My dad worked as head of the military there and my stepmom worked as a lawyer. We lived in the richest part of town.
When we first moved there, my family was acting like they had always lived here; the house was decorated with all our stuff in and I seemed to be the only person who found it a bit strange.
My stepmom was the first to go; we both went to visit my father at work.
'Wait here, Leanna. I'll be quick. Your father is down here.' She had said it in a monotone voice but I was too distracted to notice where she went. I think whatever's down there killed her.
When my father emerged, he had a strangely wide smile on his face and refused to answer questions.
When we got home, everyone adjusted to the disappearance of my stepmom; they pretended like she never existed and my dad acted weirdly with them. He died shortly after. I started collecting evidence and, by the time I turned seventeen, I had five collections of proof that this town was cursed? I don't know how to explain it, but something happened. That's when I found the document in my dad's work; 0.0.00 .
0.0.00 was when the anomaly fully took place, eliminating any person who wasn't affected by "the seeding" which is when the plants that the asteroid spread when it landed multiplies and poisons everyone. The asteroid landed in 1999 and the anomaly started to take place in 1998. Strange, right? The VHS tape is stranger.
"Whatever's down here, I'm about to find out. This is it. Finally I'll figure out the 0.0.00 anomaly; the Vigil anomaly. Many of my fellow scientists haven't been affected. Alright. Frasier, you take the lead, ma'am." The VHS tape switched to the previous Head of Military (the one before my dad) and she opened the door, only to be taken in by purple and blue tentacle vine things. "Oh, God!" the view switched to inside; bodies were stuck to the walls with vines. They were being eaten alive by things. The camera turned around fast; showing a woman who said; "This is terrible! I should've never taken this job!" The woman held a radio up and started speaking into it, yelling that she was leaving and that they can all duck off. "The Vigil Anomaly will have to be left up to this place's future generation, let's hope they aren't affected."
I'm about to solve the anomaly. This is my only way to document my findings and to ensure that, even if I survive, the whole world knows why and how this anomaly happened.
JOIN US IN THE CRATER...
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2023.03.28 19:57 Sven-Ost 30 DAYS OF SELF-CARE

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2023.03.28 19:54 Green_madam 34 [F4M] Ukraine , search for husband

There is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God I know I'm one
My mother was a tailor Sewed my new blue jeans My father was gambling man Down in New Orleans
Now the only thing a gambler needs Is a suitcase and a trunk And the only time he'll be satisfied Is when he's all a-drunk
Oh mother, tell your children Not to do what I have done Spend your lives in sin and misery In the house of the Rising Sun
Well I've got one foot on the platform The other foot on the train I'm going back to New Orleans To wear that ball and chain
Well there is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God I know I'm one
Important, CHAT DOESN'T WORK CORRECTLY. I can't see and reply to chat requests, can't fix it. Text to letter section. How to do that? Open my profile > More options > Send message. Not chat but message.
I'm a single female from Ukraine (can meet with you in another country, more safe for you). I search for a single childless man older than 35 (older- better) for a serious relationship, first without physical aspects. Your age and appearance are not important. I wish you are self-employed, your own master and bos or digital nomad but that is not a strict demand.
Sometimes men expect these aspects very fast and leave fast if not get it soon. In my opinion, this means the first interest was not in the relationship itself but in physical aspects. That's why I want to find a relationship first without it. So I can be sure that a man stays near me because he really likes me, not for physical satisfaction itself. That means not only one sphere of relationship. People divide into 2 groups. Those who give more than take and opposite. Wishing to gain satisfaction fast leads to frustration and disappointment.
I have got few marriage offers in the past, but felt that they were not serious because the men were too young, not well settled and made these offers trying to gain something. Being not a young girl, I still wait for a right person—a man who will be happy staying with me and will do everything for me. Wished person is his own boss and master thought being employee with a plan to become self boss one day is fine too.
If things work, I can relocate to you or to invite you to live in Ukraine after the war ends. If you are able to set up app called telegram for chat and meet in real life within one month, then please text me. I prefer well written letter that was sent in inbox letters, not in chat requests and chat itself.
Now more detaily about me. Never been married, no kids (will not have in the nearest time but not a childfree), no pets (had shepherd, after his death decided not to have new). Was raised in small village at farmer's house (the nature was great but didn't like the hard working lifestyle) and prefer city life. I don't smoke, don't drink alcohol . You will not have to suffer dealing with numerous people around me because I don't have friends (people disappear when interests and lifestyles become different) and my family is very small. I don't visit bars, clubs or parties and not addicted to social networks. As an introvert, I can't open to someone fast because have been cheated by those whom trusted. Life teaches, only real actions show the true person's intentions, not just his words.
About two negative moments. The first is my passivity. I was raised in a culture where it was considered vulgar if a woman is too active in the path of creating a relationship. Yes, it is obvious that active women will get success sooner than passive one but I can't change myself and prefer the one who will take initiative.
The second negative moment is that being introverted, I totally dislike situation when I have to contact with unknown people, especially with men, especially in field of relationship. That sounds not logical because how can someone know anyone if he/she doesn't like starting this contact? There is only one solution for me. I can start contact only if I have already got very detailed information about person so this makes illusion that he is already not a stranger. Most of men send short message, expecting that I will ask many questions trying to find out his personality. The truth is that I will not do it. Yes, you can call me bad for that, but I will reply only to well written detailed letter from someone who will not make me to ask many questions but will write proper letter with basic information by himself. Man's appearance means nothing for me, but what he says and what is more important, what he does - that's important.
That were negative moments. Obviously, there are much more of them but I'll let you discover size of all iceberg by yourself. Thanks for reading.
P.S. Please, be patient and don't expect fast replies, sometimes it is not easy to do due to many reasons. That one who puts efforts in his first letter will get reply faster.
P.S.S. Chat doesn't work correctly and doesn't show messages and requests there. Text only in letters section.
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2023.03.28 19:50 brieeutiful Anxiety

I used to have a big rave family. We had so much fun! As with all life journeys, we had some falling outs, some friends move away, some leave the scene etc and now only have a group of about 5; and sometimes it’s just my partner and I because not everyone can come or afford the trip. I’ve been getting increasingly anxious when going to festivals with JUST my partner. It feels weird. We used to have such a large group and now it’s just us and we have a hard time talking to new people and making new friends. (We’re in a mid-late 20s)
It’s easy to say “just talk to people”, but we try to do that and as of lately have been getting weird faces and it seems like people are uncomfortable when we initiate conversations! Do people get weirded out by couples? 😂😩
2018,2019 I was able to confidently start conversations with anyone and everyone and I’m feeling like things have changed.
Unsure if it’s 100% my own self esteem/ doubt issues that have developed and preventing me from feeling comfortable. Idk just reaching out to see how anyone else deals with such social anxiety when at festivals. How can I feel comfortable talking to strangers again?
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2023.03.28 19:40 kaleidedope Any other Stranger Things fans catch onto this one?

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2023.03.28 19:35 SitoriTenshi I need help

Hey all. I need help. I have been trying to lose weight and it just isn't working for me, and I do not understand why. Let me give you a breakdown of what I have been trying.
First off, some info! I am on medication for bipolar, latuda. Initially I gained a bunch of weight on Vraylar, I went from 135 to 180 in like 4 months! Even though I switched medications I haven't been able to get it off. In the last 4 months I have really changed a lot of things to try.
I have completely changed my diet. I do not eat junk food anymore, I don't drink soda, I cut out the sweet coffee drinks I liked. I don't sit around and snack. I eat smaller portions. I eat balanced meals, especially for dinner. My plates for dinner, for instance, consist of a meat, healthy portion of roasted or well cooked veggie and another side. For instance, last night was chicken, zucchini and mashed potato (but small portion of potato). Usually I will have a sandwhich for lunch. I eat yogurt for breakfast. Snacks are usually fruit or nuts. I do not consume potato chips anymore. I very rarely eat any kind of sweet. I pass on things like cake or pie. And as I said, I cut out soda, which has been incredibly hard.
In addition to the changes in food, I have become quite active. I work out for hours every day. I walk a minimum of 6 miles at an incline of at least 3, upwards of 4.5, on the treadmil at between 2.5 and 3 mph. In addition to this I use the row machine and I lift weights. I alternate a push/pull program my boyfriend helped set up. So this consists of things like bench press, trap bar lift, dumbell rows, and things like that.
Now I am sure I have gained some muscle. However, I haven't really noticed much of a change in how my body looks and I have been doing the working out for 3 weeks and the food for longer. My smart scale says I've only gained 3 lbs in muscle and lost no fat. The weight on the scale has barely changed at all. I do not understand what I am doing wrong. I am putting literal hours into the gym every day and its taking so much self control to not eat how I want to and to not have the soda I want so bad. Someone help. My boyfriend just keeps telling me I am not working hard enough. But oh my goodness it feels like I am working so hard.
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2023.03.28 19:30 Intelligent-Theme-27 Just been to my first French conversation meetup and actually managed to converse - sharing the strategies and resources that got me to this point.

On Sunday I went to a French language meetup in my hometown. I was super nervous and told myself I only had to stay 10 minutes but I ended up staying 2 hours and had some lovely conversations. I wanted to share what got me to the point of being able to converse in simple French.
I learned French at school to the age of 16 but like so many came out being able to say very little. I could do some basic transactional stuff like ask directions and order in a restaurant but wouldn't always understand responses.
Over ten years ago I bought the Paul Noble French course from Audible and that made a huge difference. I worked my way through in fits and starts and felt much more confident in French when I completed it. I would highly recommend it as an effective method to get going. However I was busy with work and family and didn't pursue it further. Over the years when I have visited France I have re-listened to that course a number of times, which I would highly recommend for consolidation purposes, maybe I'm a slow learner but once wasn't enough for me to grasp everything. There's a review at the end of the course which is also very useful for a recap.
In January we booked to stay a month in France this coming August. We'll be staying in an AirBnB with a French lady and her daughter. I became newly motivated to learn French, with the goal of being conversational by August.
To begin with I revisited the Paul Noble French and bought his Next Steps course and worked through that too. I should probably have gone over it again but I was getting bored and wanted to try something different. I will definitely return to the Next Steps course because it is very effective. Both PN courses used spaced repetition and I find that very effective, along with lots of speaking out loud. You won't develop a huge vocabulary but you will get a very good feel for the way the language is put together and be able to speak more confidently. There is no reading or writing element to speak of, but reading/writing is not my main goal so I'm not too worried about that for me and I can get it from some of the other resources detailed below.
I find the Paul Noble has been one of the most effective methods for me and I'd give it a 9/10. I would go for walks or use it while doing household chores, talking to myself in French.
Since then I've been trying a few different things, some of which I have stuck with and some not so much.
I bought Rocket French Level 2 and am working through that. I have definitely learned from it but I think there are huge improvements that could be made to their courses. The "podcast" element involves a huge amount of repetition, which even at level 2 includes repeating "bonjour madame" multiple times when by now that should be a given, which can make the pace feel very slow. I do like the "play it" feature where you can play through conversations in French as a character in a scenario and I am using that feature more than anything else on the site. The grammar lessons feel pretty indegestible and I'm now skipping those. Their other recap tools are also good but it feels like once you have completed a module they never come back to the topic again so you aren't getting that spaced repetition. I've started revisiting lessons rather than moving onto new content as I feel like otherwise I'd end up with word soup rather than language in my head with Rocket; lots of tenuous bits of language I can't quite remember what they mean. It's a shame their flashcards tool isn't more sophisticated too as exporting the vocabulary into a flashcards app is rather onerous and I struggle with Anki (any Flashcard recommendations gratefully received, preferably not expensive). In terms of how much Rocket is helping me, I'd give it a 7/10. I see it as a source of comprehensible input and a conversation practice tool but without so much spaced repetition as Paul Noble does so well. I don't feel I'm making great strides forward with it unfortunately.
I've had more success with Pimsleur. I was put off by the expense of the subscription but took the plunge and haven't looked back. It reminds me of Paul Noble. I'm glad I did PN first as I feel Pimsleur doesn't always give you long enough to respond where PN does, so I'm glad I already had a grounding before starting Pimsleur. My routing is to drop my daughter off at school and then go for a walk of 30 mins to an hour, listening and speaking aloud with Pimsleur. I feel like I am really making progress and retaining what I learn. It's a longer course than PN so I hope I'll be able to speak a lot more by the end of it. Pimsleur gets 9/10.
I also started Duolingo at the end of January. I have found it useful, especially for reminding me about verb endings and consolidating what I learn elsewhere. It's not expensive and I'd definitely recommend it as an added extra but don't expect to be able to learn French quickly with only Duolingo. 7/10.
Anki - I really tried with Anki but I was always ending up with my decks getting mixed up between English to French/French to English when I uploaded lists from Rocket French. I prefer my decks to be English to French. It should be highly effective but I struggled to use it. 4/10.
Assimil - I couldn't engage with at all. I will revisit because I feel like I should have got more from it than I did. I'm not going to give it a mark as I should probably have persevered.
Lingvist - It's a flashcard app, and a good one. I need to expand my vocabulary as Pimsleur won't do that. I'm on the free trial at the moment and really liking it. It is easy to engage with and uses spaced repetition. I am learning. It does seem very pricey for the subscription but I'm considering shelling out. 8/10.
Inner French Podcast It's hard to get interesting comprehensible input but this is one of the best sources I have found. I French teacher living on Poland who puts together beautifully enunciated and well crafted, and above all, interesting podcasts in French that I can understand. I love this podcast. I would also like to shout out for the Duolingo podcast which is even easier to understand and is also super interesting. I'd give them both 10/10.
Coffee Break French I dabbled with CBF podcasts years ago but wasn't sure where to join in and gave up. This time I started at the beginning of season 2 and have got a lot out of it, especially for grammar. I love being able to get on with chores or go for a walk while learning so this suits me great. Grammar is dull but CBF threads it through podcasts in an accessible way, introducing it in scenarios along with useful vocab. This is so much better than the huge slabs of text Rocket French presents you with in their grammar lessons. I paid for a premium course but sadly have to say that I should have saved my money as I don't feel you get much for the money beyond what they give away for free. They do however give a lot away for free and I'm happy to support their project by paying for a product or two. If you are going to buy something, their Travel Diaries course is not so expensive and has a little pronunciation practice exercise which is nice - but Rocket French does that better. The main courses premium content has exercises that you could find in most grammar textbooks, plus lesson notes. The free podcast lessons are excellent though and very engaging. If you want to remember the vocab and phrases effectively, and they give some lovely phrases, you are going to need to put them into a flashcard deck I think. They lessons don't really prompt you to talk or write your own French. Otherwise you can treat the lessons as an excellent grammar guide and a very good source of comprehensible input delivered in an engaging manner. 8/10. 10/10 if you don't pay but you will need other practice opportunities and a way of retaining the vocab.
I paid for a couple of conversation lessons on ITalki. These were invaluable for helping me to understand whether I could actually hold a conversation. I really surprised myself with how much I can say now, even though I was almost dreading my first lesson. Speaking for half an hour, with lots of pauses while I tried to assemble sentences was hard but very worthwhile. This gave me the confidence to go to the local French discussion group, so was priceless. 10/10.
YouTube - has been invaluable for finding out language learning methodologies and learning how to learn a language. I'm very interested by the apparent results of Comprehensible Input and Krashen, but also by Spaced Repetition, which I have found very effective. Youtube is also great for answering questions such as what's the difference between voici and voila which otherwise I'd have to turn to a textbook to find out. 10/10.
My recommendation is to have a mixture of tools to use. The ones I have got the most from are Paul Noble and Pimsleur in terms of actually being able to speak, but I've got so much out of them in part because I have been threading in other learning. So when Pimsleur introduces the "near future" tense I know what they are doing even though it's not really explained on the Pimsleur course because it has been covered in Coffee Break French, as an example. I think that has really helped be to not get confused by Pimsleur's approach. It's like having looked at a map before setting out on a journey. Not one of these resources is enough on it's own and some people will learn just as well without paying for any of these tools, but this has worked for me so far.
What resources have you used and which do you rate highly?
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2023.03.28 19:24 ScorpioTix Roommate's Hoarding Stressing Me Out

I know there are probably lots of other forums but I feel comfortable here.
I live in a very small place with a roommate. There has always been a bit of friction but we have been able to work it out.
Right now the issue is his hoarding. He was just way too much stuff for someone living in one room. He has so much stuff crammed into the little dining area (that he long ago took complete control of) that we can't even easily get out the back door.
In addition to his too many personal belongings he picks up trash and brings it in, ostensibly to sell on Craigslist or a yard sale. But he never even tries to sell it, it just stacks up.
On top of that, and I knew this when I moved in over 13 years ago, he stuff illegally (I presume) crammed into the attic.
I am noticing cracks in the ceiling. Not sure if it's just paint or if the stuff up there is actually putting stress on the support beams. When I was seeing fallen trees throughout my neighborhood I was getting even more concerned about possible safety issues. I asked him if one of the trees fell into the building if it would send everything up there crashing into my head. He said the tree won't fall. I am not unsafe. Okay maybe if there was an earthquake but it's okay because there are any numbers of ways I could die, "you could die in a nuclear war."
This dude gets easily triggered when confronted with anything, or anything that upsets his routines. Whatever that is I don't know. Suggesting a storage facility doesn't work because he doesn't work and is in an increasingly futile quest to keep surviving without working. Prior to lockdown he did some movie extra work and housesitting gigs but even in 2020 those were already drying up and he was aging out.

So I am getting increasingly anxious about my personal safety. If there is structural damage I would like to get ahead of it and find out for myself so I could sue the landlord for relocation expenses. If not I would still like to get him to at least get the stuff out of the way of the back door and out from over my head. I pay him rent directly to pay the landlord. In effect that means he is my landlord. So I could withhold rent until he fixes it. Of course I would make sure the real landlord gets paid.
Or maybe my anxiety is irrational and needs to be treated as a separate issue?
I could involve the landlord but I would have to tread carefully. Even with my recent rent increase the equivalent units in the building are going for $600 more than this one so he could just throw both of us out. Actually my roommate was helping fix those up. To help pay off "back rent." So I might have to talk to the landlord anyway to negotiate a soft landing for myself should that become a more pressing issue.
Telling me to just move is not a solution. I am living in a far below market place in Los Angeles and I like my location and neighborhood (right by a Trader Joes and on the bus line I use most) in a bigger than average room. Not only that, I am just not doing the roommate thing again. Ever. I think I would just check out should that become a necessity. He isn't even a druggie or thief (actually very trustworthy and a similar values system to myself) which I was always most scared of. But yes, you heard that right, I would rather just lay down and die than have to ever go thru anything like this or move in with a stranger again.
Humans of Adulting, please help!
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2023.03.28 19:24 tenthandrose Thank you for the encouragement

I’m still an anxious mess giving my baby actual food but he’s doing great. He had toast strips last night and bit off a huge piece, chewed and swallowed with no issues (all while my heart rate skyrocketed wondering if I should pull the piece out of his mouth). Today at daycare he started on all the foods with the other babies and so far had a mandarin orange morning snack, and reportedly did really well eating a baby version of the lunch they served at school—a Mediterranean bowl with rice, chicken, cucumber, chickpeas, strawberries, and carrots. He’s had eggs, green beans, tofu, strawberries and cheese this week too.
My first kid had oral motor issues and feeding difficulties from birth, choked on liquids all the time and went at a much slower pace getting to bigger food, and at 4yo still doesn’t each crunchy things or raw veggies. So trusting this little guy, who has excellent oral motor skills and a desire to eat, is certainly an exercise in staying calm for me. I realize I have a lot of feeding baggage and trauma from baby #1 that constantly makes me feel like he’s “not ready” or too young for textures and sizes that he really is ready for. And he’s doing great and oh so happy.
Anyway I am glad to have this group as I help my baby fill his little belly! It’s nice seeing the inspiration of everyone’s meals especially with the age tags.
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2023.03.28 19:19 Diamondback424 Chicken is Chewy in my Soup

I used boneless skinless breast for chicken and veggie soup. I usually use it and I've never had it so chewy as the last couple times I've made it. I brought the soup up to simmer and dropped the breast in it and let it simmer for ~20 minutes. Is there a way to make the chicken so it's not chewy? Should I poach it beforehand then add it at the end?
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2023.03.28 19:17 dude24760 TIFU by leaving my house

This happened 5 minutes ago and I never want to leave the house again.
About a week or so ago, I got a note through my door saying that my package couldn't be delivered, and that I'd have to go and pick it up from the local postal office. I've been putting it off for a while now, mostly because it's not that close, the place closes at awkward times, and I've only just recently moved to this area, but I decided that today is the day I would go and finally pick it up.
I leave the house, walk 2 minutes up the road, and try to arrange an Uber (I can't drive). Not a single one is accepting the ride, and I decide that this is a sign I should go home and try again tomorrow, taking the bus instead (wouldn't have had time to get there today). Almost immediately after putting my phone away, I hear a group of people round the corner behind me, mocking what sounds like my coat. "Wow, this guy must think he's Harry Potter of something". After hearing that soul crushing comment, I start walking back to my house.
Life wasn't finished with me yet, however, for as I began to approach my house, I see another poor soul having a bad time. Directly outside my house, a man on his bicycle tragically and dramatically, in what appears to be slow motion, over the course of roughly 7 seconds, falls off, somehow managing to pull his jeans down with him as he goes down, revealing his underwear. This is a main road, I've got a full view of this from behind, and 2 women ahead of him witness the entire thing.
As a fellow guy, and follower of bro code, I looked down and pretended not to notice the scene, promptly pulling out my keys and going through my front door. Behind me, I can hear the 2 women approach the man, asking him if he's okay.
TL;DR: I've been bamboozled by the postal office, mocked by a group of strangers, and now I feel like shit because in hindsight I should've asked the guy if he was okay and helped him up.
All within 10 minutes of leaving the house.
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2023.03.28 19:15 ThrowRA-Spiritual My bf (30M) had been lying to me (25F) for 1.5 years.

My boyfriend (31M) and I (25F) have been together for almost 2 years. We live together and he has been very supportive and caring of me throughout our relationship. I have struggled with jealousy and insecurity issues and relationship OCD. This has caused me to ask intrusive and invasive questions about his past relationships. I have constantly asked him about his past basically throughout the entirety of our relationship. He has tried his best to make it work, although it has been tough.
In the beginning of our relationship, he told me that he had slept with 4 people. I would ask him questions about them and stuff about their sexual life. I would compare myself to them. I would want to know everything. For instance, I’d ask him “when did you have sex with them” and “which date was it that you guys did it” and all sorts of questions like that. He would answer the questions in hopes that I’d stop. He told me he had a drunk hookup in college and this made me go insane as I thought that he probably [email protected]** her since it was a “drunk” hookup. He was very hurt when I called him a rap** and couldn’t believe that I thought that he would’ve hurt someone in that way. I let my traumas get to me…
Fast forward to a month ago or so, I was hurt by a stranger. I was scared and went to my boyfriend and told him what happened. In the midst of it, I told him that what the stranger did wasn’t any different from what my boyfriend did to that girl from the hookup. My boyfriend looked at me with tears in his eyes and told me that he had been lying to me for the past year and half about something. I asked him what it was and he said that he hadn’t actually been with 4 people and had only been sexual with 1 other person before me. I asked him why he lied and he said he was ashamed and embarrassed that as a guy he didn’t have a lot of sexual experience and that I would judge him because of it or that I would see him as less.
I got very upset because he had been lying about this for a year or so. He had manufactured stories about the people he had sex with whenever I would ask him about them. With the whole drunk hookup story he had made up that she lead him to his room and asked for a condom and everything like that. I basically asked almost everyday about similar things and if it wasn’t the drunk hookup, it was about another girl he dated. He said that he thought I would stop asking because it truly didn’t matter to him. He felt like he had to defend himself with my harsh accusations, according to him. He said he felt cornered with my intrusive questions and felt like the only way out was to stay “true” to his made up stories about the sexual encounters. He only lied about the sex with these women, but not his actual feelings since I would also ask him if he loved them more than me. He did date some and liked them but never led to sex. He had insecurities/traumas from his past as well.
I’m very upset and I don’t know what to do because he stuck to his made up stories for a year and lied about them. I know the lie isn’t that big of a deal but it still hurts that he lied about his encounters despite me asking multiple times throughout our relationship. I would constantly ask about the sex with these women so he could’ve just been honest and said that they never actually happened. He would always say that he wasn’t lying. This has messed with my trust with him. I don’t know if I can trust him. I’m wondering if this is something I can work on or if I should just end this relationship. I know that I had a big role in it but I’m not sure if anyone else understands what I mean.
TL;DR: my bf lied to me about the number of people he had sex with. First he said 4 but ended up being 1. He said he was embarrassed about it and ashamed. He lied about it whenever I would ask and made up stories about the sexual encounters. I have issues so I’d ask over and over again until he gave me an answer so he made up stories about the sex with them. Told it it wasn’t true after 1.5 years because I got hurt my a stranger and he felt guilty.
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2023.03.28 19:11 DrThundercock00 My life and the detailed story of my longest streak (300 days)

Warning: pretty long post.
First of all, sorry for my English, I'm not a native speaker.
Here is my backstory, I've been a porn addict since 13 (23 now). I tried nofap multiple times in highschool and college but never got through 45 days. I met my now ex-gf and we had this crazy connection that I've never felt before with anyone else, even til now. So I took nofap really seriously. Confident skyrocketed. Got the girl. Relapsed somewhere between 40 days. On and off for the next few months. Then Covid quarantine hits, this is the breaking point. I was also addicted to nicotine at the time. With that much free time, I got into this combination of: a few bong hits, around 2 hours of the wildest shits on PH, then reward myself with thuoc lao (If you don't know, this shit contains the nicotine amount of a pack of ciggs in 1 deep hit), then a few puffs of vape. Everything has a price, after that dopamine explosion, you would feel like a piece of crap. My brain melted to the point that everytime I relapsed, I had this feeling of immense guilt and absolutely no self-worth. I got rid of the weeds and nicotine but still jerked off to porn every 2 or 3 days. After quarantine, I noticed that I lost myself to porn, again. I got no interest in my love life with my gf and all I could thought of was sex. And I was too scared to share with her of my addiction. Few months later, she broke up with me and I found myself at the lowest I've ever been. The good thing I found about being at the lowest is, you can only go up. I started taking responsibility of my problems, worked on myself, got a nice well-paid job, started working out and the best, reset my tracker. I then got to around 100 days when again, I relapsed. That went on for about 2 months till I decided that I'm done with this loop. That leads us to now, 300 days and counting.
Here are my experiences after all: - Day 0 to 21: this is the toughest time, you have to really fight. The urges is just insane. My advice is try to keep urself busy, get a job, go to the gym, or just go outside to get this time passed.
The urges still there but a little bit more managable. Some might relapse during this time but don't worry, you break through the first phase, you can do it again.
Some might have wet dreams during this phase, it just a way your body let the boys out, no worries, you'll feel like a superman again in a few days.
Tip: Forget about your tracker. I used an app to count but I would use after a few weeks or so to tick out all the days I haven't watched porn.
One thing I noticed during this time is that I enjoyed having urges, it's like a reminder of the battle I'm fighting, and still winning.
At this phase, I started to learn myself to be a socially better person. I started to make deeper connection to other people again, not just small talks. Remember, it's not nofap that make your life better, it's you - a normal human being.
However, I would advise yall to stay away from alternative forms of releasing ur dong-juice such as one night stands or prostitution if your goal is to have a meaningful relationship (been there, felt terrible).
-Day 90 to now (300): Sometimes, I would accidently browse through sexy shit or even porn on social media but it does not bother me anymore. I think it's a way my brain telling me that I'm more interested in humans rather than porn.
One thing I noticed about this phase is blueballs tho. It hurts a bit but not worth returning.
Still struggle a bit with anxiety but I'm much more relaxed and even forced myself to talk to strangers.
I got into a few relationships but ended up not working out. I'm still glad tho, because the reason is personalities, not pussies.
To sum up, after nofap, I got my shit together, gained 20kgs (hit the plates, not your dick), forgave myself of the past and moved on.
Hope my story could help some of you struggling not to beat your meat. Thank you for reading!
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