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Goodness! I can't believe Quad's almost 9 years old! I registered close to Halloween because I saw this on Deviantart:

And just wanted to know what the heck this Endless Forest was. Didn't know it was going to completely change my life, and that Quad would be a good friend to me for almost a third of my life.

Thanks for continuing to be an amazing community, guys.

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Well, not sure if it's good

Well, not sure if it's good news or bad news but I got a new diagnosis as far as my eye. Since it went from my right eye to my left eye, and because it happened in the exact same spot of the eye, the doc said it could not be the cold sore virus. He said it would have to be Anterior Membrane Dystrophy, which causes Recurrent Erosion Syndrome. He gave me a prescription for some ointment to try for now, but later on it can be fixed with laser surgery.


Mom's thinking about selling her car and getting a less expensive one so we can have the money for me to get the surgery.

I don't know what to think anymore. I only cause problems and waste our money.

I don't know anymore. I just feel like the biggest waste of a life on the planet.
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I did some Googling, and

I did some Googling, and found the laser surgery is more of a last resort after all other treatments are exhausted since there's risks with it.
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Hey Quad, did you ever stop

Hey Quad, did you ever stop and think "I wonder why my mother is selling our car?".

Don't you realize why she's doing this?

She loves you. You're not a waste of life on the planet. It's the exact opposite of that! If she thought you were a waste, why would she be doing this?

Even though selling a car isn't the thing I would do if I were her, it stills shows she loves you and wants you to get this surgery. She's willing to do all this for you.
I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
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Sorry, I know I overreacted,

Sorry, I know I overreacted, but when she said that I just felt like the biggest piece of crap.

And the reason why is because that was the car my Dad picked out. He and Mom went to the dealer and ended up getting this nice car, kind of randomly. It's a nice car, one of the few things of luxury we really have, and I don't want Mom to give it up because of me.

Right now, I just want to be in Pittsburgh so I can get a job and get something started of a life. And if we do this now, it will scrap those plans and who knows how much longer I'll be stuck in this house wasting our money and time. She's afraid that I will go up to Pittsburgh and get a job, and then won't be able to drive to my job due to this eye thing.

I don't know...I just wish all this drama would stop.
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I hope all is going well for you.

I will be traveling through your area on Wednesday , October 17.
I know this is short notice but would you have time to meet for lunch? My schedule is opening up in the upcoming weeks so if it is at all an inconvenience please don't hesitate to let me know. I will be in the area and will make it over some other time."

I'm e-mailing him back now to find out where he would like to meet. I'm freaking psyched! This of course will change my plans toward going up to Pittsburgh, but really I wanted this to happen since it will mean that the trip to Winder, GA wasn't at all a waste, and that I will hopefully be getting a job doing what I wanted to do instead of having to do a mining job.

I just gotta find the right words to say in the e-mail.
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Epic! =D

Epic! =D
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Still waiting for the e-mail

Still waiting for the e-mail with the information about tomorrow, but check out this awesome photo someone took of me from the Zombie Walk the other day.

I'm still incredibly sore from the walk, even two days after. But it is a small price to pay for being an awesome Left 4 Dead hunter zombie in the walk.
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Congrats Quad! That's great

Congrats Quad! That's great news! I really wish the best for you!

As an aside, would you be able to email me your home address? I found a book the other day that I think you might appreciate, and I wanted to send it along to you. Smiling My email is .
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Alright we've got the

Alright we've got the restaurant picked out and the time is 12:00 noon. Actually he asked me to pick the place so I chose Applebee's since it is usually a pretty quiet restaurant, and a good place to sit down and talk. My dress shirt is already pressed and ready to go (we did that several weeks ago when I originally was going to meet him, before Hurricane Isaac hit. The shirt and pants have been hanging in my room for about 6 weeks). I'm going to get there early so I can wait for him, I told him I'd wait just inside the door and that he can't miss me - I'm a short guy with a goatee Eye

Trigger - sending you the e-mail now. I really appreciate you thinking about me, and can't wait to see what it is.
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Thanks Quad! And good luck!

Thanks Quad! And good luck! ^^
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Alright are you guys ready

Alright are you guys ready for the update?

I met with the man from Terracon and we spoke about what the company was looking for. He said they were especially looking for people to be able to do landfill gas monitoring (much like what I would have done with Republic Services), but they also could use someone with a hydrogeology/groundwater background. The gas monitoring is very similar to groundwater monitoring, so I said I'd be glad to learn how to do it.

At this point I'm not hired yet, but it was more of a meeting to see if I would fit into the company, which it sounds like I've got the right kind of background for what they need. Being willing and able to travel sounded like it would be useful too. He also mentioned that I could be put into any of the offices around the country, and listed a few offices including Mobile, Pensacola, Baton Rouge, Chattanooga, and Little Rock. He said most likely I wouldn't be working at Woodstock since they are more engineering based and don't do lab work.

So in short, I'm not hired yet, but he said he'd keep in touch and let me know if the company has made any decisions.
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That's great Quad! I'm glad

That's great Quad! I'm glad it went so well! Here's to hoping that you get a call soon to know for sure! ^^
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Dear Quad, Please know My,

Dear Quad,

Please know My, fingers,toes, eyes, arms and legs are crossed for you. I hope life gives you a break and lets something good happen to you. Your years so far have been trapped by a dark cloud and I just hope the silver lining is going to show for you.
Sending you possitive vibes and best wishes.
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I looked up the Terracon

I looked up the Terracon office in Mobile...

It's right down the street from me!

FFffff...it's so close!

It's not what I had in mind, I really was planning on moving, but...if they want me at that office, I wouldn't have to move out of home, at least not right off.
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Today has been a pretty good

Today has been a pretty good day.

I went and talked to my professor this morning, and he gave me literally 20 local places to apply to for jobs that would be looking for a sampling technician. So I've got some work to do to apply to all of these places.

But in addition, my aunt's brother-in-law has been really helping me try to get a job somewhere up near Pittsburgh, and he just found out about a job opening with Kennametal as a Earthworks Application Engineer - Underground Mining. So I just applied for that job as well.

Gonna be busy this week applying to all of this, but it'll be good to get my name out there locally so even if the opportunity with Terracon doesn't work out, I'll hopefully find something local that will work just fine.
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Hey if you read the speech I

Hey if you read the speech I had posted here before I removed it, I apologize. Please disregard what I said. I needed to write down my thoughts as a way to vent, but in the process I posted something that was really too graphic for this site. I've removed what it was so I apologize for doing this, as writing down what I wanted to say made me realize that I really should stop being angry about the subject.


On another note, I'm wondering if there's a term or a word for someone who wants to live their life without it revolving around money. It kind of makes me think of the aspiration things on the Sims series...

Anyway, I've come to the point where my goal in life is not to collect a lot of stuff or to be rich, but to experience the world around me. I'm not saying I'm going to boycott the dollar since of course it will cost money to do what I'd like to do, but I really do plan to make my life less about material possessions or wealth and make it more about experiences.
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Went to the eye doctor today

Went to the eye doctor today to plan for the laser surgery.

He checked my eyes and said that the abrasions have healed. So we're not doing the surgery. He even said "You couldn't pay me $1000 to do the surgery"

I guess this is good news...I just...

I'm in a weird mood right now because of how Mom reacted to it. She was disappointed and frustrated that we're not doing the surgery. Those were the words she used when she would call people and say what was going on, she literally start a sentence with "Well the frustration of all of this..."

She also repeatedly said to me, "Well that means you have to get a job." I've been trying to get a job for months, and even when this came up about the surgery, I was still sending out applications for jobs.

My aunt wants me to move up to Pittsburgh to get a job in mining. Like she wants me up there right now, even with the crappy weather due to the hurricane. I was really planning on applying to the local laboratories here, the places my professor said would hire me. I just wish the man from Terracon would e-mail me and say I was hired so this can all be settled.

I'm getting so tired of all of this. Just still being in this house is draining me. My aunt told me that Mom's having a hard time letting me go. I just want something to happen with my job hunt. And I wish Mom would stop crying. I can't stand it when she cries because of all of this.
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Don't worry Quad. My

Don't worry Quad. My situation is SO similar to yours that it's kinda creepy. Even though I'm not looking for a job, I'm just waiting to get out of the house, or at least just live with my mother. Even though I'm still in this house, I know that eventually, I will get out. It will be years, but I will get out of the house someday.

I'm sure that it won't take you as long as me to get out of the house. When it seems as though you can't escape, remember that eventually you'll get a good job, and you will leave the house someday.

I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
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Today was good. I applied to

Today was good. I applied to 6 companies - 5 local and in-person and one online that's located in Huntsville, AL.

I also decided that if I don't hear anything soon I'll look into another kind of job called Mud Logging. It's generally considered the worst or lowest job you can get in geology, but right now, I'd much rather be doing something and getting some experience toward my career than sitting around waiting for someone to call me. I wanted to do well sampling like I'm trained but if I have to do some mud logging to get to that point, maybe it'll be for the best.

I'm kind of running out of time anyway. Student loans are looming in February.
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Welp...everything's changed

Welp...everything's changed again.

Mom talked to my aunt in Pittsburgh, who wants me to be up there right now to look for mining jobs. So apparently I'm going up there tomorrow. I'll stop in Georgia and stay with my brother for a night, but then I'll be heading up through Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania for the first time in my life.

This was kind of sudden, but it's funny because I kind of thought something was going to happen today, and here it is. I told Mom that we don't really have the money to do this and she said the money doesn't matter. Probably means I'll owe her more money once I get a job.

Gotta get all my packing done today. I'm just kind of surprised that all this has happened this quickly.

Also I will mention this may or may not affect the Holly on the Old Oak series this year. That all depends on if I have the time to write the stories or not. I will do my best to get them written but they may end up being late this time. I just gotta see how much downtime I get.


Today just got crazier. I got a response from one of the places I applied to the other day.


I received your resume in the mail a few days ago. I just wanted to email you and let you know I had received it. Generally, we begin the application and interview process during the semester you are scheduled to graduate. The reason for this is that it is difficult to predict which jobs will be open this time in 6 months and which ones will be filled. I see on your resume that you are scheduled to graduate in May of 2013. If you will please email me back at this address at the beginning of next semester, that would create a better avenue to begin the application process. If I can do anything for you between now and then, please let me know. Have a great day.

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality"

I responded and mentioned that I am actually available for current job openings they had and mentioned the 3-month job thing. Of course this has to pop up the day before I'm about to leave for Pittsburgh, so...

I'm waiting to hear back from them, hopefully I get a response soon so I can make a decision. I'm either going to Pittsburgh or I'm going to Mississippi depending on what this person says.

Eessssshhhhh....my head is spinning

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So after a long and

So after a long and exhausting drive, I finally made it to my aunt's house in Washington, Pennsylvania. It's close to Pittsburgh. This was my first time ever going through Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. And I gotta admit, West Virginia is absolutely beautiful, so much that I'm claiming it as my state regardless of if I get to live and work there or not.

Anyway, I left at 5:30 AM and got here at 7:30 PM. Samus (my GPS) misdirected me twice so I would have gotten here sooner if it wasn't for her, but at the same time I was at the right place at the right time - someone at a rest stop needed their car jumped and asked me to help, so I was able to help him start his car. I guess it was alright that my GPS made me later than I wanted to be since I was able to do my good deed for the day.

Oh and guess what! My aunt and uncle actually get deer in their back yard on a nightly basis! I'm going to try to take a picture of them sometime for you guys. I actually saw one doe for a split second today but she ran off before I could get a good look at her.

So I'll get a day or two to relax and then I'll work on trying to find a job up here in Mining. I really hope I can get one in West Virginia, that would be awesome!

I'll have pictures of a few places I stopped at soon, either tonight or tomorrow

Edit -

Bluestone State Park, Hinton WV - 1, 2, 3

New River Gorge, Fayetteville WV - 1
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Guys holy crap! I took the

Guys holy crap! I took the dog outside just a moment ago, and when I looked in the distance I saw a silhouette of a doe! She stopped for about a minute, standing there in the glow of an orange light behind her, just watching Bear (the dog) and me before she walked off into the darkness of the woods. A moment later I saw two more follow her, I think it could have been another doe and a younger deer, but they moved too quickly to tell. I swear, that was a magical moment, as I did not expect to see them when I took Bear out. We put some food out for them, so I keep checking to see if they are out there closer to the house.
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I got to see a doe come up

I got to see a doe come up and feed real close to the house earlier. This was the best picture I took of her:

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There's a really awesome

There's a really awesome bramble tree in my aunt's back yard that has grown into something like a teepee, and just a moment ago I went to it and sat inside for a while. I did a meditation and it was just wonderful. Quad even came and sat with me, I imagined him walking into the bramble and plopping down by my side. I'll take some pictures of it soon for you guys, it makes me think of the Old Oak as it has a big opening in the front and a small hole in the back.
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Just an update - I'll

Just an update -

I'll finally meet my aunt's brother-in-law, Gary, who knows a lot of places up here in Pennsylvania to apply to. He has been in Florida (Disneyland of all places!) the past week so I have kind of been hanging out until he got here.

Mom wants me to ask him for local places to apply to, and then drive to those places tomorrow or Tuesday and put in some applications. I've roughly got two weeks to get a job up here before I have to leave, the reason why is that my aunt and uncle will be going on a trip on December 3rd or so, and my mom absolutely does not want me here alone with my cousin. Which is understandable, but I hate having a time limit. I feel like I'm being rushed and pressured into getting a job now, like "Okay, fun's over, now you have to do what I tell you."

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely want a job up here, and I have been applying to places online, but the whole point of coming up was to meet Gary and he hasn't been here for a week...

Ah well, anyway. Last night was good. Kansas State and Oregon lost their football games, so Alabama has a chance to rise in the polls. Roll Tide Roll!
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Today has been crazy as far

Today has been crazy as far as my job search goes. I put in two online applications, sent out 11 resumes through the mail all over Pennsylvania, and...the best one...got an appointment with the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission to take an examination for an Environmental Trainee job! That'll be November 30th at 8:30 AM in Pittsburgh.

Whew...I feel absolutely accomplished right now.
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So hey, my aunt is going to

So hey, my aunt is going to treat me to a couple of museums in Pittsburgh. They're called the Carnegie Museums - the one I'm going to tomorrow is the Science Center, which is one of those places that has a lot of hands-on activities and stuff. But the one I know you guys will like is the Museum of Natural History for one specific reason...

They have an Irish Elk skeleton. I'm gonna have to get my picture taken next to it, just to say "I found the BZD!"
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Had an awesome time with my

Had an awesome time with my aunt at the Carnegie Science Museum! I was the first person today to tour the USS Requin (it was snowing this morning so that was why), really enjoyed seeing the fish in the aquarium swim through pipes between fish tanks, tried to beat a robot at air hockey, got sent on a crazy virtual rollercoaster called "Asteroid", and went to a planetarium show about the Biblical Christmas Star. Got a couple of souvenirs too - a boomerang and a Folkmanis puppet of a river otter that looked exactly like Iugulare. This was sent to my e-mail by C-3PO and R2-D2, hanging out with them, Gort, Hal 9000, and Aibo.

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So hey...got a random

So hey...got a random question...

I bought a Folkmanis plush puppet of a river otter that looked remarkably like Iugulare, and when I put my hand in to puppet her, I kind of come to a blank as to how to interact with her. I know this sounds absolutely stupid but does anyone know a good way to...erm...break the ice when trying to interact with a puppet?

Especially with it being Iugulare, I know she should be snarky, sadistic, and downright heartless, but I just can't seem to...put her personality into a stuffed animal quickly like that.

Any suggestions or recommendations are greatly appreciated. I have just been having a tough time introducing myself to the art of puppeteering. Maybe I'll look online for ideas, but any thoughts you guys have are wonderful.
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Job update - I still haven't

Job update -

I still haven't gotten a job yet up here, but I applied for a job as a towboat deckhand for CONSOL Energy. I'd be working in Pittsburgh transporting coal and other supplies down the river. The job description is here, and honestly it sounds like a lot of fun!

On top of that, the job was posted on November 5th, so it's a recent posting. It will most likely not count toward my 3-month thing, but it'll get my foot in the door with CONSOL, so if I do this for a while I may be able to get a promotion to an environmental job.

I'll be working 7-14 days on the boat at a time, but the good thing is that I don't have any family commitments (aside from just calling my mom every day), and I think I can handle it.

Wish me luck guys.
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Hey, good luck Quad, that

Hey, good luck Quad, that sounds really interesting! I hope you find something soon that'll make you happy! ^^
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Good to hear this news about

Good to hear this news about your job hunt.

My gradfather used to do this job, he was a captain of one of these boats.
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I got your secret santa

I got your secret santa package! Eeeee! Thank you so much Quad! *hug* I really liked the supplies, and I'll have to try that cookie recipe. Merry Christmas and thanks again. *hugs and nuzzles*
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XD I'm glad it got to you

XD I'm glad it got to you safely. I literally took 30 minutes to decide what to send you, there were so many good options. And the bookmark is one of 15 that I am giving to my family and friends this Christmas, each one had a different cervine on the front Eye

Thanks for letting me know you got it!
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In honor of Hanukkah, we lit

In honor of Hanukkah, we lit the first candle on the menorah I made at my aunt's pottery store.

We are lighting this for peace - both for world peace and for our own inner peace. I am glad to celebrate Hanukkah for the first time, and my aunt gave everyone a chocolate bar for our first gift
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The deer must have been really hungry this afternoon, I watched them come up to eat the deer corn about four times. I put more out for them three times. I counted six in total (but only four would come up to feed at a time), and saw one pretty buck in the woods, he looked like a four-six point.

I bet they were thinking, "Hey, that crazy dude that keeps staring at us put more food out! Omnomnom!"


Night #2, we remind ourselves to enjoy the little things. The gift today was a bottle of chocolate milk XD
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I had a dream last night

I had a dream last night where I went to my old middle school to do something, like I had to drop off something for my Mom, and for whatever reason I was riding a bike there and didn't want to leave the bike outside because I didn't have anything to lock it up with and I was afraid someone would take it.

I knocked on the door to the big building where meetings, socials, ect are held. My Dad opened the door and let me in. In the dream, he was the custodian of the place. He said it was okay to leave the bike inside the building while I was doing whatever I needed to for Mom.

In the dream, I didn't try to remind myself that Dad is dead. In the dream, I didn't try to remember that he worked for the Post Office and not my school. It was as if he was alive and happy working, and as if everything was fine.

I miss my Dad.


Night #3 for breaking the ice. My cousin gave us icebreakers mints for our gift

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Well I had just about as

Well I had just about as crappy of a night as anyone could have. We picked up some of my aunt's relatives that I've never met from the airport, and they'll be here for about a week. Of course this means we played musical bedrooms, and long story short I'm sleeping on the couch in the den downstairs. This is also where the computer is located at.

Well everyone decided to turn in at 9:00 PM or so, but I had to wait since my cousin was downstairs chatting with his girlfriend. My uncle went down and told him that he had 30 minutes before he had to be off the computer.

50 minutes passed, and then my cousin walked up the stairs and said, "Hey Chris, you don't really care about sleeping right?". I told him that I have to sleep eventually and that we were getting up at 8 in the morning. He asked for 20 more minutes on the computer, and since I was watching a football game I told him that was alright.

So the 20 minutes passed and he was good and said "I'm done", and went to his room.

I head downstairs at 10:10 PM and try to get to sleep.

At 11:30 PM I hear footsteps coming down the stairs, and then typing on the keyboard. He snuck back onto the computer to chat with his girlfriend. Annoyed by this, I got up and went upstairs to sit on the top couch.

About 10 minutes later he came back up and asked me what my problem was. I asked, "Are you done?", and he responded with a flurry of insults and threats. He was talking for about 30 minutes, and here's a list of things I remember him saying:

- Don't ever say that again or I'll put you in the ground
- You're pissing me off
- You went up those stairs like a gay homosexual. Admit it, you're gay. I know, Aunt Les knows, Uncle Dan knows, even your Dad knows. Just admit that you're gay.
- This is my team right here ((pointing toward the bedroom with his parents)), and they love me and support me, and you're not part of my all star team.
- You're on the wrong side because you like men.
- You're reminding me of my brother, how I would say something and it goes in one ear and out the other.
- You're Mom is a bitch to all of us.
- You're a burden on my family and we don't want you here.
- Just admit that you're gay. It's okay, I mean I hate people like that. I really do. And you're going to have to answer to God and explain some things.
- Look I love you but you pissed me off right now
- You'll never be happy because you want to sleep with men
- I miss my brother more than you miss your Dad
- You just need to move on
- You need to grow up
- What do you have to say for yourself?

I kept quiet while he said most of this, because he doesn't know when to stop and he repeated most of these several times. I did try to say that I'm asexual and he gave this puzzled look as if things are black and white as far as sexuality. In any event, I already know this whole thing was due to his drinking as he always gets like this, and he drinks 2 or more oversized cans of beer at a time.

In any event, when he finally left me alone, I went downstairs, took all my stuff, put it in the laundry room, went in and locked the door. The laundry room has a toilet in there so that is why I could lock the door. During the course of the night I could hear my cousin arguing with my aunt.

So I just woke up from sleeping on the floor in the laundry room. It's 6:30 AM and I'm not sure what all will happen today.
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What the hell is wrong with

What the hell is wrong with your cousin, Quad?
I'm sorry but he appears to be an a**hole. And being drunk (or whatever he was) isn't an excuse. It's pathetic.

You're doing your best to get a job and that's what matters.

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Something obviously is going

Something obviously is going on in your cousin's mind.

Just ignore him. I'm not sure if he'll eventually grow up or not but he'll probably be like this for a while so it's best to ignore him. Just remember that he's a human too.

I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
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Apparently he cried for a few

Apparently he cried for a few hours after and said how he wanted to kill himself. My aunt and uncle helped him get to sleep, and my aunt wanted my uncle to come and get me so I could sleep in the room with them, but he never did so I was on the floor in the laundry room all night. From now on I will sleep in the room with my aunt (there are two beds there) and my uncle insists on sleeping on the couch.

My cousin apologized, and I told him not to worry about it. But a little of it did hit hard for me. I need to know if I am doing the right thing by trying to be interested in other cultures, as one of the things he said was that I would have to answer to God about doing Hanukkah despite not being Jewish. I just want to know that what I am doing is okay. I thought the holiday was interesting and read that everyone is welcome to celebrate it. And it has been very fun too, I enjoyed finding gifts to give and getting some in return. And learning how to play the dreidel game was a lot of fun too.

I guess the point of this is...should I care if I am not socially acceptable to my cousin? Is it so wrong to be myself and be curious and accepting of other cultures? Or am I going to hell for being a Buddhist Christian that celebrates Hanukkah?
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I don't think you have

I don't think you have anything to worry about, Quad. I honestly cannot imagine God being angry at you for celebrating other holidays. He'd be happy that you're so accepting and not judging others, and that's one of the most important lessons he taught.

Your cousin could learn a lot from you.
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Quad, I'm a Christian. I am

Quad, I'm a Christian.

I am very interested in Wicca, Voodoo, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and even Satanism and I would like to know more about the religions. I don't want to be seen as a hateful Christian, like the Westboro Baptist Church, who immediately say anyone who doesn't follow them will go to hell. I want people to know I don't believe that by showing them I respect other religions and am interested in learning more about them. You're doing the same thing, and you're a wonderful person. Keep doing what you're doing.
I have a Master's degree in Wumbology.
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Just popping in to say that

Just popping in to say that you don't need to be Jewish to celebrate Chanukah, nor does celebrating it distance you from whatever religion you follow. It's all about the celebration and general festivity. It may be a jewish holiday but families are always encouraged to share the holiday with those around them AND IF SOMEONE WANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN IT JUST FOR THE HECK OF IT that's always welcomed! It's about giving and being thankful for life's blessings, nothing really heavy or anything c:

I'd try not to worry about your cousin, he seems to be a very troubled person and is handling his issues like a giant jerk. It may be hard, but try not to take any of his insults and various vile comments to heart. You shouldn't have to change yourself to suit the needs of someone so hateful.
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I just had another weird

I just had another weird dream that didn't make any sense but...yeah, somehow made sense. I'm just going to write it down since I can remember it right now.

In the dream I was either in the Alabama or South Alabama marching band, and our school was playing against LSU. When it was halftime, I somehow got lost in the LSU stadium, and wandering around, I was confronted by someone with a gun. I somehow was able to use karate on them and knock them out. I hid the gun somewhere and ended up in the LSU marching band's dressing room, so for whatever reason I disguised myself as an LSU marching band member and ran out onto the field with the rest of the marching band. Somehow I knew where to go in formation and people seemed to love and cheer for me.

Afterward, I snuck away and changed back into my Alabama/South Alabama clothes, and was about to jump on the bus home when I saw gunshots in the distance.

Being the brave person I was, I went back the way I had went in the stadium and found there was a big pool of toxic sludge that had filled a stairway. I was about to jump to the other side of the place when a big golden anthropomorphic crocodile climbed out (think Ninja Turtles at this point). Using my karate, I somehow did a flying kick while shouting "Serranooooooooo!!" and kicked the crocodile in the face, making him (and me) fall into the toxic sludge. When I climbed out, I had transformed into an anthro wolf.

The story somehow fast-forwarded a little while later, where I was now learning that LSU was experimenting on human-animal testing and that I would be put in the database as a wolf hybrid. While this was going on, a little crocodile was licking my feet and with a squeaky voice was going "Serrano! Serrano!". I kicked him away so I could listen to what was going on.

I woke up there.
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Mrhhh...you guys may or may

Mrhhh...you guys may or may not know that I have been on a RP chatroom lately as Quad and a few other characters, and have been having to deal with a stalker that thinks we're in a relationship. I was finally able to get her to leave me alone, but now I have another person, this time a guy, who won't leave me alone.

Every time I log on as Quad he will immediately private message me demanding me to RP with them that second. And if I'm doing something else at the same time, he gets angry with me because I'm not 'dedicating myself to him' and that sort of thing. It's only because he happens to like one thing I do and he can't seem to find anyone else willing to RP with that interest.

What I didn't like was that I mentioned Nekumbra and he said I would have to change her to suit his needs. As in he didn't like that she was a caring predator and that I would have to make her vicious and absolutely anti-pleasant.

It's gotten to the point where I don't really want to be on the chat anymore due to this person constantly bugging me to devote myself to them. I enjoy roleplaying with a lot of people and don't like being one person's slave. I consider this person an acquaintance, and they're treating me like we're in a relationship. And I don't know how to tell them to back off.

I told him I'd probably not be on much anymore due to my job search and he begged me to give him my e-mail address or a messenger. I logged out without telling it to him because I flat out don't want him to be bugging me nonstop.

-_-''' it's frustrating when I can't enjoy the chat anymore because of one person.
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Oh man, it's actually that

Oh man, it's actually that kind of thing that led to my own ceasing of use of AOL. Some people discovered my messanger name through rp sites and wanted to RP every time I logged in, but in some people's cases it was more smutty rp interest. Got so sick of it I stopped using AOL in favor of the more discreet IE.
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Today was pretty awesome.

Today was pretty awesome.

It started with my GPS taking me into Ohio, first time ever going to the state so I can scratch it off my bucket list. I saw bison grazing on a farm and passed by...get this...a Fire Mountain! Dun dun duuuunn!!

Anyway, I went back into Pennsylvania and met with Mr. Parrott. We went to a local pizza place and got a pizza, and then took it up to a well site where we shared it with the mud engineer on the site. He was real cool and explained how to get in the business as a mud engineer, and he gave me some contacts too. Then I spoke to a mud logger who gave me a contact on how to become a mud logger. And when we got back to Mr. Parrott's company, I got a stack of places to apply to for geophysics, environmental firms, drilling companies, ect.

So I got home safely despite the heavy rain, and will have a lot of homework to do. But all in all today was awesome, I was real glad to get to meet Mr. Parrott