Well This Has Gone Completely Pear Shaped

Discussion in 'Brainbent' started by Beldaran, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. wixbloom

    wixbloom artcute

    You do look great!
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  2. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

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  3. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    Omg omg aaaaaaa! :swoon:
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  4. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    My brain presented me with multiple hypnagogic hallucinations along with a nice dose of sleep paralysis just now sooo I'm never trying to sleep again. Fuck that.

    One of them was a spooky girl's voice saying "hereafter" over and over. I fucking hate you, brain. Why? Cut that shit out.
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  5. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    Anxiety is such a potent appetite suppressant. I still need to make dinner for my family though. :c
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  6. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    Cooking adventure!

    We've had some bags of pearl onions for a while now, and I had all the things in the house to glaze them, so I did an experiment.

    I simmered the onions in chicken broth, butter, sugar, salt, apple cider vinegar, and spices for a long time, like two hours. I was waiting for the broth to be gone.

    While that was happening, I cut and roasted two pounds of golden potatoes with garlic, olive oil, and salt. Once those were done I tossed them together with the glazed onions while still super hot.

    The result is fucking magical.


    It’s sweet and a little tiny bit spicy, with a slight tang. Really really good. A perfect side dish or just eat a pint of it for dinner like I did.

    2 pounds golden potatoes, 7ish
    3-4 tbsp olive oil
    Salt, garlic powder
    Oven: 400°F for 30 minutes

    1 bag pearl onions, 30ish
    1 cup chicken broth
    3 tbsp butter
    3 tbsp raw sugar
    2 tbsp cider vinegar
    Salt, pepper, red pepper, basil, oregano, garlic powder
    Simmered on medium low for however long it takes.

    Makes 6 one cup servings of about 320 calories.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
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  7. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    That looks really tasty! +1 for the Pratchett book in the shot.
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  8. ectoBiologist

    ectoBiologist I'm a wise guy

    I want these in my mouth now
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  9. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    Unlike pretty much anyone else here, that has a distinct possibility of happening. XD

    Better get here before Dave eats them all.
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  10. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    I got the job as a clinician/social worker at a stabilization and addiction recovery facility. I'm so painfully excited and anxious! I've been looking for literal years for something like this and AAAAAAA!

    Holy shit. Just. Oh my God. I really hope I'm good at this. I know it'll be stressful but I hope it's a good kind of stress where people are being helped and working toward getting better. I'm crying I'm so excited and happy and relieved. We were seriously, seriously running out of options with our financial situation and this is going to more than take care of things. The relief is so powerful I feel like throwing up.

    I'm just so happy.
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  11. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    Yay! Congratulations! That's great news.

    I had the same feeling before I started my current job, and it's most definitely the good kind of stress (at least in my case). Of course sometimes you will have the bad kind of stress, but that is with everything.
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  12. seebs' mom

    seebs' mom Yes, really!

    More like plum-shaped! Way to go.
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  13. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    Thank you, this is helpful. I know it'll be overwhelming sometimes, especially at first, but I'm really looking forward to the experience.
    Thank you this is so sweet! :D
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  14. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    My friend's abusive roommate is moving out, right?

    He came up to her and said he needed the lightbulb he'd helped put in her room in 2015 back. If she wanted to keep it she owed him 15 dollars, and the deprecation was "a gift."

    That is just a level of petty I didn't even know existed. He's walkin around the house removing lightbulbs like the Grinch stealing Christmas.

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  15. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    Uh wow. He almost makes it seem like a bargain to get rid of him for only 15 bucks.
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  16. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    A lightbulb costs 15 bucks or more? Wow.
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  17. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    Oh fuck, I'm done with orientation lads, time to actually start my job. It's going to be wild.

    The facility I'm at is a mixed gender in-patient clinical stabilization unit, so people are coming there right out of detox and they're usually not super thrilled about things. It isn't section 34 so they can leave if they really really want to, it's just like, please don't tho.

    I'm going to be doing crisis intervention, assessment, individual, group, and family counseling, lectures, discharge planning, outpatient service assistance, treatment plans, and handing all their medical records. It's a lot. I don't know when I'll get my full case load but I'm low key terrified I won't be able to keep up.

    I'm also really excited though, this is going to be an amazing opportunity.

    I'm also going to be moving this thread to the holler closet, the very last thing I need is a client finding this account through some freak accident. I've already got my social media on hyper lockdown, so it shouldn't be a big risk, but still. Safety first.
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  18. Beldaran

    Beldaran 70% abuse and 30% ramen

    Hey y'all, anyone want to hear some gruesome true stories from my work?

    The woman training me was telling me about how clients will disclose trauma sometimes, often for the first time ever. Obviously that's helpful, but it's crazy the things that people can do to each other. I felt like after helping people here talk about things I'd know what to expect, but apparently not.

    Serious trigger warnings here folks, do not fucking read this if there is any chance it'll mess you up.

    (No personal identifying information is present in any of these stories. Details are vague in order to protect personal info.)

    For example, one guy disclosed that he'd been tied to a tree and gang raped as a child, which is horrible. At the time he was in treatment he told her that he had been looking up sex offenders on the database, stalking them, kidnapping them, taking them out into the woods and torturing them. He described the torture to her in detail I guess, it seemed horrifying. When she asked if he'd killed anyone he said he didn't know because he'd leave them in the woods and some might have died there.

    However, because she didn't have any names, dates, or locations she had no evidence, no bodies or anything. During a huge meeting of staff they decided they couldn't report it to the police under the law. So the guy disappeared after treatment and she has no idea what happened to him.

    Another client of hers was buried alive by her husband. She'd been in an abusive relationship and had decided to get a divorce. Well, when she asked him to come sign the papers he invited her out to dinner. She went and he was being super sweet and nice the whole time. He then invited her out to the place where they had their first date, as like an amicable closure thing before signing the papers. When they got there they hung out for a bit before he asked her to get out of the car. He then snuck up behind her and hit her in the head with a shovel. Then he sexually assaulted her, dragged her to a pre-dug grave, hit her with the shovel again, buried her, and drove off. She was aware the whole time, so after he'd left she managed to dig herself out and stumble naked to a convenience store down the road. I guess every time she'd ever been there before the place was deserted except for the employee, but this time right as she got there two entire buses full of people pulled up for a rest stop. They freaked out and helped her of course, but at the time it was like the most terrible cherry on the worst sundae ever. She later moved to a different state to get away from the guy because he was only sentenced to 5 years in prison.

    I'm not sure of how I'm going to be able to deal with hearing these sorts of things in person. When the person is right there it's... I don't even know. :c

    I might be freaking out a little bit.
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  19. boop

    boop beepbeep

    how the fuck did premeditated murder attempt only get 5 years what the actual fuck
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
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  20. Zin

    Zin Professional Lurker

    jfc, ok, the first one, i CAN'T REMEMBER WHICH PERSON READ IT, BUT:

    I listen to a lot of horror YouTubers - mostly Let's Not Meet - and holy jumping shit that first one lines up with a story I remember hearing. Fuck. I'm gonna see if I can track it down.

    I can't. Gdi. Uh.

    Tldr dude was on registry ( statutory w/ gf got him on the list? It was a year or two ago when I heard the story. ) and has a co-worker on the list. Co-worker was being stalked by some dude in a truck. Goes missing. Dude starts getting stalked by same truck, ends up kidnapped, tied to a tree, tortured, get away and flees state/breaks probation because he doesn't want to see if the dude is gonna come back and finish the job.
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