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2011.05.18 17:26 torode Sony Alpha Cameras: FE/E Mount, A Mount, & legacy Minolta welcome here!

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2021.07.21 00:51 Infrar3d_ GuessMyRLRank

Post clips of you in a Rocket League game, whether it be your first goal ever scored or a ceiling to Musty double tap. People will comment that n what rank they think you are.

2023.06.05 02:09 Swaggles21 New Pump Advice

So the time has come to replace our trusty pool pump, it has been operational for the last 15 years (possibly more but that is when we moved in and the pump has been used 4 months a year every year)
Currently, we have a Hayward Max-Flo 3/4 HP 120V pump (I'm pretty sure this pump isn't sold anymore as the Max-Flo line I can find online doesn't match what we have), everything is using 1/2" fittings so I would like to keep the sizing the same when swapping in a new pump.
Here are the current pump specs: MN: sp1605-z-1-mx, RPM: 3450, SF: 1.00, Amperage: 11, HP: 3/4
The pool is 20k gallons, chlorine using a sand filter.
The pump is currently switching on for about 20-30 seconds then turning off and then repeating so I figure the windings have gone bad inside of the motor, at first I thought it was shutting off on thermal overload but after attempting to run it at night while it was much cooler out I had the same problem.

I found this motor online as a replacement but I'm unsure if it will fit and if I can get a seal kit for the pump due to its old age, so I am unsure if replacing the motor is an option. I will attach a photo of the pump and filter label. If replacement isn't an option I'm looking for recommendations for a new pump for around 500-1000 dollars. Thank you in advance!

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/OlERB3P
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2023.06.05 02:09 Sayedawg NW over $100k at 26

Single, 26, No kids, LCOL, Renting. Income around $77k-82k (base $57k and bonus $20k-$25k)
$37.6k brokerage (60/40 FZROX/FZILX)
$25.6K Roth IRA (60/40 FZROX/FZILX)
$41.3K 401K (let my company manage it for free)
$8.9K HSA (let my company manage it for free)
$14.1K Cash ($12k emergency in HYSA $2k checking)
$17.5K federal student loan
If you want to include vehicles and other materials my NW is around $150k. I’m still at the beginning of my career and it’s safe to assume. I’ll be making more than $100k within 5yrs. I max out my Roth IRA and HSA. My 401k contributions are pretax (Roth is offered) and should be close to the $22.5k limit. I put 50% of my bonus (most allowed) and 20% of my base. Then any extra money I put in my brokerage account. My company will pay off up to $15k of my student loans, so I’m not worried there. Company match is 100% of the first 7% and profit sharing is typically 7%-10%.
The end goal is to put away as much as possible. Without ruining my standard of living (which is already low). Then retire as soon as possible. Let me know what you think and if there’s anything I could do. That I am missing or not considering.
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2023.06.05 02:09 adrianhalo Aromatization and going on E blockers or aromatase inhibitors- what’s been your experience?

Obviously I know everyone’s mileage varies and all that…but I’ve recently begun to suspect that my T is aromatizing despite my high SHBG (which my doctor thought had been suppressing my free T and thus making my levels substantially lower than they actually are). At this point I will not survive another period. Birth control is off the table because it makes me psychotic, all of it. A hysto is a certainty but I’m thousands of dollars in debt so it has to wait.
So I’m gonna ask about E blockers or I guess an AI (aromatase inhibitor) because I can’t do this anymore. None of what’s been happening to my labs or my body over the past six months or so makes any sense anyway. So at this point I think I need to just deal with what’s in front of me and put a stop to it indefinitely until I can make it permanent.
I’ll admit I’m not super thrilled about going on a mystery medication and potentially adding to the confusion, but I’m desperate. This cannot wait.
Has anyone had experience with this, specifically being on a blocker of some sort in conjunction with staying on T? I’ve been on T for almost 7 years. Things seemed more or less okay until I was made to lower my dose drastically at the end of 2021, which started one issue after another that I have yet to recover from. Until a couple of months ago I was on 3 pumps of Androgel and it seemed like it was a good dose for me, at least I wasn’t bleeding monthly for the most part. I mean, I realized in hindsight that what I thought was atrophy related, was actually spotting that aligns with my cycle-first week of the month. It wasn’t every month though…and it was nowhere near as debilitating as a full-fledged week or so of PMDD and then Uncle “Fuckhead” Floyd.
I cannot even begin to explain how drastically this has affected me. It is truly a threat to my mental and physical health. I feel sick even talking about it. I need a solution that will have a hope and a prayer of working before next month because otherwise, I don’t really know what’s gonna happen to me. It’s like I go into this other mental state that’s beyond any dysphoria I’ve ever felt. It’s terrifying.
Any ideas? I have gone back to 3 pumps of Androgel after two months or so of trying a higher dose and using compounded cream instead. So now my dose is lower, since raising it causes all hell to break loose.
I’m honestly beginning to think T just doesn’t work for me, that it’s done all it can and that all it’s doing now is complicating my life and health. For the first 4 years or so, things were slow but nothing like this was happening. My labs made a lot more sense. I think some of this might be long Covid relayed. But it doesn’t matter now. My point is I need to stay on T because no amount of working out will give me the body I need and estrogen destroys my mental health. And I don’t believe I would pass anymore if I went off it, either.
Something is wrong with me. Something is very wrong. I have had a pelvic ultrasound (the one where they put the “thin probe”- it’s not- in your no-no hole and all that, guh, anyway) and everything was normal. Last pap torture bullshit was normal. I’m not on hormonal birth control and never have been. My thyroid is fine. I take vitamins. I am Aquarius. I think that’s everything.
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2023.06.05 02:08 DillPicklenoots Blizzard devs need to read this, I know you lurk here. This is so unacceptable and insulting to your players and their time.

I just had 2 dead lobbies in a shuffle back to back. Waited 38 minutes for the first with 5+ queue pops that went 5/6, finally get into the game, and it ends immediately due to not enough players. Because I love to punish myself and make myself miserable playing this god forsaken game, I decide to queue again in hopes I get priority or something. I wait 29 minutes to get another dead lobby with not enough people joining.
Now this is where I'm gunna rage and call all you developers complete fucking idiots who don't deserve any of our god damn money for how you've let this continue. HOW CAN YOU ALLOW THIS?! I just spent over an hour of my time not playing your game. I literally just sat and watched youtube waiting for this stupid queue to pop and got nothing of value for it. Why are we paying you? How can these dead lobbies not give all the DPS immediate first priority after waiting so long? What the fuck is wrong with you people. Its like you want this game to die and you have no passion for it anymore or respect for your playerbases time. You refuse to give healers proper incentives to help queue times. You refuse to fix the healer MMR system to be tolerable and fair. You refuse to fix the problems with dead lobbies and DPS having to wait another 30-45 mins to play your game. You refuse to rework LFG to be tolerable. You all refuse to do anything to fix the problems that really matter for the health of WoW PVP.
You're all a bunch of lazy fucks who don't deserve our $15 a month and I'm so close to unsubbing because of bullshit like this. I just want to play some shuffle on my warrior and you clearly dont care. So yeah. Fuck. Off.
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2023.06.05 02:08 srmaeg New Kia owner here!

New Kia owner here!
I just purchased my first ever Kia. It’s a 2024 Seltos SX. Snow White Pearl with green interior. It was fresh off the truck so they need to do some stuff and I’ll get to bring it home tomorrow. I’m really excited! What are some things I should know about my new baby?
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2023.06.05 02:07 Needclosure1 23 [F4M] Have you been pegged beforee🥃 bet your girl sucks

A quick note on pegging… This is not going to be an instruction manual; there are plenty of those already. This is more about how it makes me feel.
Being penetrated is a very intimate sex act that everyone should experience, regardless of your gender or perceived sexual orientation. Being a woman, I am obviously quite familiar with being penetrated during sex but first time I was the one doing the penetrating… it was a life-changing experience and such a rush of emotions.
The first time I used a strap-on was with a woman and, emotionally, penetrating her was so beautiful that, afterwards, I was a changed person. We held each other and, frankly, a was a little teary eyed. The most profound detail was how she lovingly took me inside of her, such grace in that beautiful act of femineity. I felt so special to be the one inside of her. When I’m penetrated, and I take you inside of me, I’m giving all of me to you. I had no idea that when you penetrate, you can feel your partner giving themselves to you and just how very special that moment is for you both. Now, the other side of penetrating is the control I got to experience. I decided how she would be fucked. My thrusts ventured deeply inside of her body… inside her most delicate and guarded area. I felt intoxicatedly powerful.
Now, when you peg a man, it’s all those things AND SO MUCH MORE!! As a woman, being powerful during vaginal penetrative sex is more about your confidence than anything else because you are still the one getting fucked, even if you’re with the most caring and gentle lover. You are powerful for feeling how valuable your sex is and that you CHOOSE to give yourself to your partner. Now, when you peg a man… OMG! WOW! You probably feel MORE power and MORE control than what a man feels when he fucks you!
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2023.06.05 02:07 kkumariz Resources recommendation for first PM hires

I am first hire as a product manager. We don't have a product yet but a very good understanding of the market and what we want to build.
We are trying to go into a mature market where it's less about will this business idea work but more like we have seen this business idea work and we want to go in and make money
I am looking for reading recommendations to get help.with strategy, building product culture...
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2023.06.05 02:07 Glad-Television-2843 Serious first time house hunting?

Let me just add this at the beginning. I need advice like a serious newbie. I’m getting ready to start house hunting. What are my first steps? What do I need to do as far as viewings, real estate agents, inspections. What’s my first steps, and to do list after that? I’m 26, and don’t have any other responsible adults to ask. I don’t know the first thing about loans, mortgages, home insurance. I’m kind of freaking out. I will be coming into a lump sum of money. I’m a stay at home mom. My husband works a great job full time. Finances are good. No debt. I’m just in a tailspin…
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2023.06.05 02:07 humblelight89 Practice Reading(s)

Hi, Im Looking to practice! I've been Learning Tarot for a almost 2yrs and I want to venture out by reading for others. What I WON'T tell you is what you want to "hear" but what you NEED to hear. Being a Holistic Practioner its my Mission to guide you in the direction that serves your "Highest Good" with the best of my ability in Truth. Dm me your concerns with First & Last name along with Date.Of.Birth. I would love your feedback pls, to help me grow as a reader.
*[Disclaimer] No Health related questions. If your are being funny I will not answer you as I take this work Seriously. Also I will answer those who Iam drawn too. Thank you so much 😊
Reading for 3 to DM me! Ill close after receiving those 3
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2023.06.05 02:07 sinemisbarry I want to talk to my boyfriend about his past

Hey, I (23F) don't know if I need any advice or something, I just don't have any friends to talk about it and it's currently past 3 AM in my city. It may be a long post and filled with grammar mistakes, sorry for that. I just need to write this somewhere so I won't faint (I have a condition, emotional stress makes me faint) So, I just threw up because of sadness. Me and my boyfriend (23M) have been dating for almost 2 years and I know nothing about his past relationship. He said it was toxic (nothing physical tho) and got mad at me for asking questions. Since this is my first relationship, he knows everything about me and I know nothing. I said I need to know at least couple stuff, because I'm an overthinker and kinda unconfident about all this, asked if he could answer some basic questions (like what was her name, why did they break up, how toxic was it because what if I do the same mistakes) so I wouldn't need to ask him anything because I'd know what I wanted to know. He got mad and said no. After begging for months, he only told me what her major was, their break-up date and where she lived. And he said 'never ask me questions I hate when people ask about their bf/gf's exes'. Tonight, I found his twitter by accident and read his old tweets because I was bored and he never gives me information about his past life. (AGAIN, he had a happy childhood and all his friends are his childhood friends.) It made me mad that he makes me tell every little thing about my life before him but doesn't let me when I want him to do the same. So I read all of them, found the romantic tweets and saw someone liked it. He has only 26 followers and this person wasn't even following him or vice versa. I went to her profile and EVERYTHING matched. She posted a breakup post on the same date and it kinda confirmed everything. And the romantic tweet from his profile is from a love song. Which he has a playlist on spotify with the songs title, created the day they broke up. It's filled with romantic-missing-ex-songs. The playlist's name is 'Incomplete without you'. I'm just so sad because he told me he deleted every playlist that he made for her but this is pinned to his profile, which makes me feel bad. I've told him that this playlist makes me feel sad because it reminds me of her, but he said it's just a playlist based on a feeling. I want to talk to him about all of this but he gets so mad and this is his midterm week, I don't want to distract him but I feel terrible. We love each other and I have no doubt about that, but moments like this make me feel unsafe. Is it not normal to ask questions? I don't know the 'relationship rules'. All my old friends always ask these questions before getting the relationship. It's been 17 months and I still know nothing.
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2023.06.05 02:07 Fun-Salary-353 Struggling at being a stepparent, feel like a single parent.

I (35M) have an awesome six-year-old stepdaughter. The issue is that I am very burnt out by being her exclusive caretaker, so this post has more to do with my wife (32). I have been in my stepdaughter’s life since she was one, and she doesn’t have a relationship with her biological father, so for all intents and purposes I am her dad.
We moved someone far away from our families around three years ago because I got a great job offer. My wife is a nurse, and so is able to find employment almost anywhere she wants. She ran into personality clashes with people on the day shift, so has been doing night shifts here exclusively for over two years, and sometimes picking up overtime extensively. I would note that it’s not required for her to work that much, and I pay for around 90% of everything. She has been totally nocturnal, even on her days off, which leads to me being the only person engaging with my stepdaughter. There are occasions where she spends time with her daughter, but it isn’t for long periods of time very often. I guess the issue is that I feel like single parent to some extent. Every day I get her ready in the morning, take her to school, pick her up later, feed her, play with her, and put her to bed. Every day off I have is centered around my stepdaughter and doing things with her. I’m the one who figures out her requirements for school, appointments, etc. Over time, it has become very tiring on top of my career and I’m finding myself really struggling with it, which isn’t fair to her.
My wife doesn’t seem to understand what the problem is, and doesn’t express very much gratitude towards me for my efforts. When I explain how I feel like a single parent, she’ll retort that I’m benefiting from her working. I’ll say that I don’t really see the benefit because I’m paying for most things, and then she’ll snap and say she’ll have to work more then to help pay for things. She’ll then blame me for “making her become a nurse”, since she was in nursing school when I first met her, and I didn’t stop her I guess. It’s really not about the money for me, it’s just a desire for a balanced family.
I’m just really not sure of the best way to get my needs met, and I don’t know if I’m maybe being unreasonable and just need to suck it up. I feel like a jerk because I’m finding it difficult to have much enthusiasm with my step daughter over time, which isn’t fair to her, because I feel so isolated and like my relationship with my wife is so stressful — especially living somewhere with no family or friends nearby. Now that she’s six, it’s easier, but when this started she was still three and it was pretty intense on top of me having a brand new high pressure job and no spousal support.
I don’t want to paint the picture that I never have any positive interactions with my wife, or as a family — I do, but they aren’t very frequent. There’s more to the situation, but I tried to include all of the key details. I’m just wondering how to manage the way I’m feeling and work through this. I feel like over time I’m involuntarily becoming distant with my stepdaughter, and it’s because I feel abandoned by her mother. Still, I’m the main influence in her life now and want to be a good parent despite all the turmoil.
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2023.06.05 02:06 clegay15 Tales of Middle Earth Flavor Critique: Shadowfax, Lord of Horses

I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan; I re-read the books typically once a year. I also adore the movies, and find all of Tolkien's legendarium absolutely awesome. Truly one of my favorite hobbies so I'd like to offer some critiques and excitement of flavor gems from Tales of Middle Earth. I won't do every card, but I'll comment on some individual cards and how WOTC did on it. I will comment on the cards abilities but only insofar as it impacts the flavor; i.e. what the card is doing not power level, etc.
To be clear: I understand there are sacrifices you need to make for the greater game, and sometimes those come first. For these articles: I am looking at each card in a vacuum, so if I seem harsh it's because I am using a single lens.
Next up: Shadowfax, Lord of Horses!

Flavor Preface
OK, there isn't too much to Shadowfax. He's basically an ancient horse, one of the last legendary horses in the world who can run really fast. Gandalf at times described him as the "Lord of Horses" hence the name. He rides with Gandalf through thick and thin, and is described as being able to run many times faster than a normal horse.
Color Identity
I don't have a huge bone to pick with the color here: Shadowfax is less a character than most, and White-Red is about as good as any.
I personally would have had Shadowfax give an individual creature, or 'rider' haste allowing them to travel really fast. Perhaps giving the rider 'can't be blocked' to describe how fast it is (or Horsemanship which is basically unblock able) but I understand why they did not go that route.
That being said: I like what they did here overall. While Shadowfax isn't technically a horse lord, the description works well enough. So Shadowfax helping other horses is good. I do like their ability of letting Shadowfax sneak a creature from your hand to attack, which captures the flavor well even if its not what I would do (it's a bit more useful frankly and less general).
Overall a win!
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2023.06.05 02:06 AdamantRoot Epiphone Embassy mod suggestions

I have an Epiphone Embassy that I would like to take on as my first modding project. While there are plenty of mod suggestions for replacing common hardware like that found on a p-bass, the Embassy is a bit of niche platform.
I would really like to replace the 2-piece "tune-o-matic" bridge. Are there any aftermarket bridges that can replace this thing? Unlike Epiphone's standard 3-point bridge, the "tune-o-matic" has two postholes set wider apart and a separate claw tail piece that the strings pass through behind it. I'd really like to find a more secure and adjustable bridge to replace it.
Also, a general electronics question: The Embassy has volume, blend, and tone knobs. Is it possible to replace the blend knob with a switch to alternate/mix pick-ups? Is that what wiring a switch in series and parallel means? (No experience with this)
Thanks for taking the time to answer and the patience to help.
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2023.06.05 02:06 SaltypinkGF Looking for a book, MMC seeks revenge for wrongful imprisonment loses his fingers, seeks to save FMC who he’s been searching pining for. Scene where they swim and there’s dolphins

Hey everyone, I’m looking for a book that I read while on vacation in the early 2000s at a beach house. It definitely qualifies as a historical romance novel. I want to say it might be like a Highlander but that’s not necessarily the case. From what I remember it starts and there is this Crystal Cove where are the young FMC goes to swim and there’s dolphins. The young MMC is of a lower class than her (maybe a farm hand) and even though they are young there are sparks between them. He somehow gets thrown in jail and works on a ship as a slave, but she believes he is dead, and as she gets older, she’s forced to marry, but before she can marry, he frees himself comes back to seek his revenge on those who imprisoned him and be reunited with her. At first she doesn’t recognize him, and he ravages her. I definitely remember that he loses his finger while imprisoned and he’s self-conscious about that, but she makes him feel confident about it during a sexy scene. She gets kidnapped and then he comes to save her again.
Not super helpful but I definitely remember that I have a bright yellow cover and then there is one of those Fábio-esk pictures behind it. Any ideas or recommendations like this would be amazing. Thanks.
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2023.06.05 02:06 ThrowRAMelodicG I (29 F) feel like my friend (24 F) purposefully lied about being the DD to have guys pick her up

I recently met up with my friend in person for the first time. It was a long drive for me, around 6 hours, but I prepared for it. Before I made the trip, I asked her what the plans were on what we were doing. She wanted to go out. I said okay sounds great.
Then I find out, just from her talking casually about it, she wants to go out 1.5 away to a very large city. I say okay, but how are we getting there.
She says that she will drive and she will be the DD and will "sober up" by closing. I tell her that the only way I'm comfortable is if we stay in her town, which is also quite large, to drink or we get a hotel in the city. I explain to her that I will be too tired to be driving around a large city.
She asks me again and says that she will be alright because of her bad experiences blah blah she won't drink that much so she can drive blah blah. She then agrees to look into hotels.
I drive to her house and she tells me that she didn't look into hotels and is just going to drive us because she respects how far I drove that day and that she only plans on having a few. We get in her car to go, she informs me she's NEVER BEEN THERE BEFORE and is nervous. And I ask, do you know where we are parking? And she goes, oh I didn't think of that, guess we will wing it!
Then, she's driving erratically, texting, while we are on the way - explaining to me that she took special driving classes and knows how to handle the road. Meanwhile, going off the road and speeding.
At this point, I'm incredibly frustrated. We get to the bar / club and it's a good time. I'm making sure to only drink one drink because I don't really trust this girl to be good on her word. What do you know, after two drinks she tells me she's "super drunk and will need a ride"
Wait, excuse me?
So, she starts texting all these guys. Leans over to me and says "So and so is going to pick us up!". I flat out tell her NO. She goes "whatttt? I should call my ex!" and I tell her "I'm really not comfortable going to a strange man's house right now" At this point, I'm internally panicking because I am engaged and cannot be going to someone else's house. I'm also trying to figure out how I will get to her house for my belongings and my car, as well as get somewhere to sleep if she gets picked up.
I go over to the bar and get us both waters. Then, we are chilling and both dancing. I'm extremely bad with conflict, so it was very awkward for me to then ask again what the hell was going on.
She shrugs and says, "The boys said no! But I'll keep asking!" so I say "okay are you ready to go?" and she goes "Not yet!" And I say "I think we better get going".
Now she's disgruntled and we walk out the door and she KICKS her shoes off in front of everyone and says "I'm just toooooo drunk" and is hanging on random people and cat-calling guys. I'm extremely embarrassed at this point.
So I'm like what are we doing? And she's like "well should we look at hotels?" And I'm like "are you joking? It's 1 in the morning and I'm not prepared to pay for a hotel. I could pitch in, however, if you find one". And she is just staring at me and I'm like "I'm extremely exhausted right now, but I'll drive" and she goes "oh, my car has a tail light and head light out" and I go "I'm not driving then, sorry, you can drive". She didn't have more than two drinks the entire night, over the course of 4.5 hours, but I also did not want to risk having myself get pulled over for her car issues. It felt like she purposefully was doing this with the intention of staying at a guy's house the entire time.
TL;DR: I feel like my friend purposefully didn't tell me our plans for the night when I was 6 hours from home so she could meet up with guys, convincing me that she would be good to drive and not bothering with a hotel.
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2023.06.05 02:06 AotearoaBenzo Getting sober after 31 years of smoking

I’ve been lurking here for a while, this is my story for what it’s worth. I have smoked for 31 years and am 48 now. For the first few years my consumption was moderate but didn’t take long before I was getting through an ounce (NZ$400) every 2 to 3 weeks. I smoked to celebrate, I smoked to cheer myself up when I was sad, I smoked for any reason and smoked even for no reason. If I didn’t have work I’d have my first smoke when I woke up and go from there. Then work from home came along and it got even worse.
To everyone in this subreddit I feel your pain, I’ve tried to go cold turkey with the best of intentions so many times and failed..
As of today I have been sober for 1month 23 days, but leading up to this instead of going cold turkey, September last year I gave a close friend my entire stash and he dispensed me approx 0.2 g/day on average. It was incredibly hard for me to adjust to this at first and a hassle to collect but it made me savour what little I did have. I used a diary app, weighed my bud and took a photo every time.
Ironically as my tolerance level went down I started to enjoy my high so much more, to the point where I had to plan my day and get all of my tasks/errands out of the way first and only smoke after all that was done because it hit me so hard. The high I started to get reminded of why I started smoking in the first place 31 years ago!
I thought a lot about keeping my smoking to this low level but decided I needed to give it up completely for the rest of my life, I can’t trust myself not to fall back to my old ways, so I threw away all my smoking paraphernalia and sold the remaining supply to a friend of a friend.
I was having a lot of trouble sleeping so my doctor prescribed me some medication which helped, however I am still experiencing the dreams that are so vivid when i wake up I’m still talking to someone in my dream. Another example is I dreamed that my motorcycle was stolen, and again it seemed so real that I had to go outside and check it was actually still there! I’m not too sure if I had dreams when I was smoking heavily, but if I did I definitely don’t remember them.
Here in New Zealand at the last election in 2020 there was also a referendum regarding legalising marijuana for personal use. The result was 48.8% yes and 51.2% no. As you can see it was pretty close, but at the time I was astonished because I assumed the yes votes would pass by a huge margin. Looking back now I realise it’s because I know a lot of marijuana smokers, and the non smokers I know are relaxed about others smoking. Obviously if you are a smoker you aren’t likely to have many (if any) friends who are seriously against it so it’s easy to get a distorted view of the society you live in.
I’ve got some close friends who respect my decision even though a few of them are smokers themselves. But this has made me realise how it’s possible to be friends (or more like acquaintances) that have absolutely nothing in common other than a shared love of getting high. It’s sorta like “come join our happy family/gang of smokers” where excessive consumption is normalised and encouraged.
I realise this won’t work for everyone but what worked for me was massively reducing my intake first, initially I didn’t have the intention of stopping altogether, that came much later.
I definitely recommend starting a marijuana diary so you get an idea of what your consumption is, even if you have no intention of cutting down or stopping at this stage, if or when you do decide to cut down you will be able to check your progress.
The benefits I’ve noticed so far is a much clearer mind, getting better at remembering things, reduced appetite (since I used to eat too much) and being able to go up to 24hours without a single cough. Not to mention saving $160/week!
Best of luck to you all, I understand and sympathise with the struggle, what worked for me will not work for everyone but just wanted to share my story.
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2023.06.05 02:06 Single_Towel5857 Baby at the Game Table

I’m a player that brings my baby to the game. Since it’s 4pm to 8pm, I feed her during recap then take care of her as everyone has their chance to decide what to do.
Lately, I have been following everyone’s lead. I have been having trouble be one with my character as of late, and taking care of my baby without it disturbing the table has become difficult. Last week was the hardest so I led the table at 7:30pm and just waited for my hubby in the car.
My hubby told me not to worry about feeling like a failure for not being able to calm her this time, or be upset that I snapped at him. He understood that I was just frustrated, but it was the first time our table had seen me upset like that.
We didn’t hear anything about last week until near the end of yesterday’s session.
My baby was doing better, but I was still very distracted to keep her quiet. Lots of dancing and holding (prior she would just fall asleep after a good feed and rocking.) Though the DM still offered the idea of my hubby and I rotate being at the table and have the baby home.
My hubby and I knew this day would come, but he had hoped it would be when she’s crawling. He didn’t understand why the DM thought it was a problem to have our baby at the table.
I do. We are the only couple at the table, only ones with a baby. Even if the guys at the table are the same age as us, we are not at the same stage of life as them.
I am glad we could bring and play D&D these last 4 months together. My hubby has his own car now. So he doesn’t have to rely on me and baby to bring him to D&D and back.
It sucks for me as I had to quit Tuesday games because it would go on past her bed time, and she was much harder to soothe those nights. Saturday was my only in person game.
I play online with my brother on Sunday, and after my baby is put into her crib. So I am more focused on that game. However my brother and most of his friends are in Cali or Nevada or Arizona. I am in South Carolina. It being the only game is not bad, just the potential of loosing all of my in person games only makes me realize how alone I am out here…
If there is any advise that can be given to this player or even parent advise, I would appreciate it. How to make friends while being a parent is something I hope can happen organically as she gets older and I can bring her to toddler activities, but advise there would be appreciated as well.
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2023.06.05 02:05 Interesting_Tip1535 Passed PMP Exam Finally! (AT/AT/AT)

Thanks to this reddit group and long hours of studying I finally passed the PMP Exam!
This was my second time taking the exam. The first time didn't go too well because I didn't do enough research to find out about this group and the many comments/suggestions people would post that helped them pass the exam. I initially took the exam 08/15/22, took a break for a bit due to life stuff. Got back to preparing again earlier this year, and finally passed 06/03/23.
Study materials the first time taking exam:
1) Andrew Ramdayal Exam prep course 35 PDU contact hours
2) TIA Simulator (Note: This is easier than how questions are worded on the exam but it's good practice for mindset)
3) David McLachlan Youtube Channel - 200 Agile Questions/150 PMBOK Questions ( (Note: This is easier than how questions are worded on the exam but it's good practice for mindset)
Additional Study Material second time taking exam:
1) PMP Reddit (Overall best place to get started and prepare for the exam)
2) SH 260 Questions Practice Exam (Best study material for exam in my opinion) - Gives you a good understanding for how questions are worded on the exam and great practice material
3) PMI Study Hall - Overall great material, do not pay too much attention to the Expert questions. Also take at least one mock exam for endurance. The actual exam is 180 questions and after answering the first 120 questions, what helps the most at this point is your mindset.
4) Check out this youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@edzest and I promise you won't be disappointed. Check out this video a day or two before the exam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iT8o-6oAAk&t=1320s
5) This right here is heaven sent, God bless all folks involved in putting this study guide together https://docs.google.com/document0/d/1IIZoUdSdI6-TlYHxs9umzETnAlTCEs7h/mobilebasic
6) During the exam, TAKE YOUR BREAKS, get up and walk around a bit. It helped me a whole lot!!
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2023.06.05 02:05 lsinxx Changing careers, need some advice

Hello all, I’d appreciate some advice. I’m in the science field and am changing careers. I received two job offers - one is a government job and the other in sales. Both are somewhat related to my degrees (bs and ms biology).
I got very burnt out in my first job out of school. Both of my offers are remote jobs and I’m hoping will offer better WLB. I’ve been so conflicted over the decision. I made a decision matrix where I scored the two jobs based off my values but they came out to very similar scores.
Here’s a bit about each job: Government job: 1)You have to make “production” or else you’re fired (Not typical gov job where you can cruise through). Must complete a 1 year probationary period. 2)Complete flexibility in work hours (you can do 4/10s, 5/4/9s, for the most part can work whenever you want as long as you get in your 40hrs/week) 3)student loan forgiveness (I have a good amount) 4)small pension
Sales: 1)team seems great and supportive, however I’ve heard the company issues unreasonable quotas 2)transferable skills to other jobs (whereas the gov job is very niche and I’d be stuck essentially) 3)similar pay to gov job but higher salary growth potential 4)Typical 8am-5pm job
The two most important attributes I’m comparing here are schedule flexibility and transferable skills. I value both of these, so it’s been hard to pinpoint what I’d be willing to give up.
A bit about me and what I value: 1)personable, pretty good at talking to people 2)single, no kids 3)detail oriented 4)I want to maximize my time outside of work. I really want better WLB because I did not have that in my previous role - and that was detrimental to my overal physical and mental health.
Thanks in advance for any advice. Feeling very conflicted and would love to hear any thoughts/views or opinions from people who changed careers.
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2023.06.05 02:05 Ok-Worldliness-2272 So.... Queen ants and numen runes revisited.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around this anomaly. Why do the queen ants, with egg sacks attached, drop numen runes? I've heard the theory of them eating Numens but the fact that the "pregnant" ants always drop numen runes when you first kill them, makes me think that is highly unlikely. The implications I see are more akin to the ants and numen are somehow related, and I'm not just talking a Mario/Yoshi, faithful steed kind of relationship. I understand that life blooms from the erd tree in this universe. If Numens are from outside the lands between, did they come from the insects? Did the insects use however Numens are born, in their own reproductive cycles? What does the community think? I'm very interested to see where this train of though leads us.
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