I made a Turkey Pot Pie.
And it was much better than I expected!
Started with leftover bacon wrapped turkey breast, cream of mushroom soup, green beans, carrots, sweet corn kernels, frozen shell crust and pie crust top. 400° F for 30-40 minutes.
Also, I know that there's no way in Hell I'll be able to make another as well because I'm not a good cook.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST SO FOR FUCK SAKE, DON'T PISS OFF THE MODS YOU LIMP DILDOS!
Oppo, I'm sorry.
I was so excited to get out of the house today to do a little shopping and hit up Harbor Freight first. Walked in, hung around the palm sanders looking for multipacks of 80 & 120 grit. Stepped around a couple of customers while keeping my distance. Walked away to look at something else. Came back and looked some more. Looked up and saw a customer with a Chicago Bears hat on.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Pushed my cart to the front register. Told the guy I would be right back...
... BECAUSE I FORGOT TO PUT MY FACE MASK ON BEFORE I GOT OUT OF MY CAR!!!
I feel like a fucking retard for being that absent minded. In the damn store for nearly 10 minutes, seeing customers and staff walk and work around me and I'm the Dipshit in the store without my mask on!
So if I get Covid in the next 2 weeks, it's been real y'all!!!
I just feel great shame for not having my mask on and potentially putting other people at risk. It took a while for me to stop beating myself up over it. But I done fucked up today. And I'm sorry to the customers and staff at Harbor Freight this afternoon.
Still can't believe no one put me on blast for walking in without the mask -- that alone makes me feel more shameful because I deserved to be called out for it.
...welp, at least I'm not a loser like tRump
@just-jeepin how is your friend not eligible for unemployment?!
@aestheticsinmotion the last time I checked all of the job postings that I saved because I applied, it was well over 200.
I have a lot to get off my chest, Oppo, on a wide range of subjects. It has been hard enough to get this far, so bear with me as I emote. If you are offended by anything within this rant, you would be better served to address it in your own, separate topic. It’s stressful enough just opening up and I don’t want to mistake someone’s honest feelings for an attack. And while yes, I’m venting, I’ve tried very hard not to purposely single any individual out. If you believe otherwise, I'm sorry.
1) Job loss and job hunting
It’s been 18 months since I lost my job.
Let that sink in.
I can’t believe that I haven’t gotten another. Sure, the pandemic unemployment payments keep the lights on, but my soul is empty, and apathy has set in. To avoid a long, detailed, and drawn-out rehash of everything I have suffered, putting forth a rhetorical question should sum this all up:
So what’s the worse, most insulting situation, A) have 3 members of an employment agency call/email you for a position you applied for but not one of them return your calls or emails, then a 4th member contact you for a position that’s in your same line of experience BUT not the position you applied for (while repeatedly ignoring your questions about the actual position you applied for) which goes nowhere, then a 5th member reaches out to tell you that a CEO and manager want to do a phone interview with you ASAP before one of them leaves for vacation, and during the course of the phone interview, the manager says nothing, the CEO rattles off several pieces of information in a disinterested manner and ends the interview in less than 15 minutes because it fulfills the company’s equal employment opportunity requirements by “interviewing” a minority, or B) have a phone interview with an HR officer, liked everything I said, was ok with my salary requirement, invites me for a 90 face-to-face interview with potential supervisor, potential manager, then HR again, hands me a copy and walks me through the 2021 employee benefits guide, asks again about my salary requirement WITHOUT BEING GIVEN A COUNTEROFFER, then get told 10 days later -- and a day after the position is reposted -- that my “skills did not match all of the skills needs”?!?!?!
So, yeah, I’m not happy. At all.
Yet I persevere.
2) Mental Health (trigger warning)
I have a high tolerance for pain.
Or maybe a better explanation would be why I haven’t flipped TF out?! Anyway, around 2016 or 2017, I stopped feeling like myself, to the point that I sought out therapy. I finally got a diagnosis late last year – Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD. Sooooo YAAAAYYYYY, I has disability. This link from the Mayo Clinic explains it way better than I ever could: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/generalized-anxiety-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20360803. Knowing these symptoms & causes and being mindful of them, has made my day-to-day life easier. It also somewhat explains anything my fellow Oppos might find weird, poorly explained, etc. So don’t take it personally, but please try your best to accept my new normal. The words in my mind and words that I type/speak are only on the same page about 50% of the time. So, it sucks for me, too!
3) The fall of the Cigar Lounge and… (trigger warning)
With the rise of The Lock, I have not willingly posted anything to Oppo Politics (there’s at least one reply to a post that started on the main page, but the post was moved by the mods. Sooo, shit happens.) I haven’t given up politics/political discussions. I just have no time for crybabies. You know them – the “I come to Oppo to relax…” yet they suddenly have no concept of free will, so it’s the author’s fault for making them click on the political post. Let’s not forget the “I’m going to keep screaming until I get my way because you triggered me” bunch, which are 10000x worse than crybabies because there can no longer be any hope of civil discourse. But what truly kills me is the inconsistencies of the moderators.
Why would a mod side with a crybaby that should never have commented on a subject matter that makes them uncomfortable in the first place? Tell them to go elsewhere if they have nothing to bring to the conversation other than their feels.
Why would a mod side with the screaming & triggered? You’re no longer moderating. You’ve created MOB RULES. You would think the moderator would take responsibility for that. No, it’s much easier to blame someone else. Didn’t we lose a fellow Oppo a few months back because MOB RULES were in full effect? I don’t remember the user’s name offhand, but I believe it was horse-related.
And the worst is when a moderator makes a public spectacle just to prove they are in charge and has the gall to have another moderator clean up the unnecessary mess they made.
…Because this time, it’s personal?!
So yeah, I haven’t given up on politics. I’m just tired of other people’s petty bullshit.
OH NO, POLITICS…NOPE THE FUCK OUTTA HERE, PETTY BULLSHIT!!!
It sucks, but I guess I’m just lucky that I am well enough that I can compartmentalize the things that I can’t control so I can have the energy to eat, sleep, shit, shower, shave and continue job hunting. I wish I could tell you how I do it for your benefit, but I just don’t know. Maybe it IS my high tolerance for pain? It has been nice to get out of the house recently – a 4th of July party, the Ferrari event – eh, better than just grocery shopping, amirite?
6) Parsh Mistakes
This last one is a car-related hot take, specifically the Boxster/Cayman/718/?. Porsche should have never, ever, allowed them to leave the factory with a Flat-6 as standard and no Flat-6 above 3 liters for special trims/models. Yes, I know it prints money for Porsche (or at least used to), but it should have never happened this way. Its lineage should have been the proper continuation of 4-cylinder vehicles that started with the 356, followed by the 912, 914 (-6 & -8), 924 (S, Turbo, Club Sport), 944 (S, Turbo, Club Sport), and 968 (S, Turbo, Club Sport). Using the 1.8T VW/Audi Inline-4 & 3 liter Inline-4 as a NA or Turbo from the 968 mounted transversely would have been better choices than a 2.7 and 3.2 liter Flat-6 until their current Flat-4 were released. There would have been no threat to 911 sales because the cars would never move upmarket. No purist claiming the soul of the car is lost without a Flat-6.
An entry-level Porsche should top out in the $60-70k, not start there. And for the GTS or GT4, Audi’s 2.5T Inline-5 from the RS3 would have been perfect.
(…pretty sure I got some of these trims wrong, but my point stands.)
@pip-bip it was, except for the sunburn