I'm obviously no doctor but it seems like if you're used to caffeine then it would just be harder coming off of it. Aside from normal rehab you're doing your body is basically going to have to relearn how to function without it as a stimulant.
What exactly are the long term benefits of being off of it?
Something about blood pressure.
Damnit proletaria every time I pop on here for just a couple and see a post by you, I have to sit through your damn gif because it's so hilarious =P
I'm always tempted to read through it again too. First time I payed attention to it, I literally LOL'd.
Caffeine withdrawal headaches are awful. Over the last few months, I've gotten used to a lot of Redbull, and I'm slowly trying to cut back down. Tried quiting cold turkey and the headaches were just too much. The gradual approach is working out a lot better for me.
I didn't even know there were nuclear reactors in Minecraft. LOL! I've only played a little, and researched even less.
I do know what I want to do though! If I ever get time, I want to get some space reserved online, then build a place full of giant music producing machines, and just make crazy music that people can come listen too. Yep, I'm lame!
I've always found relationships that start on the internet scary for a variety of reasons. First, you never know for sure someone is at all like their dialog implies. A lot of extremely creepy people will pass tehmselves off as somewhat normal. And a lot of bastards will try to pass themselves off as nice. You have to really read between the lines and take nothing for granted. Ussually I can pick up on fake niceness covering up bastardly intent. But I did have a Canadian Emglish professor fool me once. He knew exactly how to balance at almost too good to be true, and make it believable.
The other thing I hate is the photo part. What happened to your date was always what I worried would happen to me. If I got complimented too much, I started getting paranoid that I hadn't been fair with photo selections, and I felt like I was misrepresenting. It usually lead to me sending progressively less flattering photos, with disclaimers. And until I met someone in person I lived in fear of the moment our eyes would meet. Was always afraid that as soon as our eyes met, I would see disapointment.
@Link I think laptops are worth it for the portability. I like knowing I can game and compute outside, in bed, or wherever. The cost per performance versus a desktop makes it tempting to switch up. The last time I bought a computer I switched from a 13 inch Mac Book Pro to a 17 inch Alienware M17. It's back braking to carry, but worth it when I'm in a gaming mood.
@GenMakB I started taking melee related skills for lightsaber right away too. I wanted to do Jedi Consular, and then balance between crowd control and weapon finesse based double bladed lightsaber work. It turned out pretty good in the end, but the stat and feat choices I took made things difficult for me before I got that first lightsaber and started learning Jedi skills.
Pazaak gets a lot easier when you have enough cards. Every planet has at least one merchant with some interesting stuff you can put in your deck, and it gets fairly easy as long as you have the right cards.
Yesterday I bought the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Collection (Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic II) for $19.99 and Neverwinter Nights Complete (Neverwinter Nights plus all three expansions and Neverwinter Nights 2 plus all three expansions) for $29.99.
I'm going to game the fuck out this month.
Good plan! I had never played KTOR until last year. I had so much fun with it. They did a good job making D and D rules work for Star Wars, and the story is pretty cool too. I couldn't put it down when I was playing it. I had to know how every sidequest came out, and hear every dialog I could (on the light side.) Then i went back through to try playing sith and burnt out on it.
I haven't played the second one though.
Also love Neverwinter Nights. That's maybe the only game I ever cared enough about to min-max. I ended up with this strange monk/dragon disciple/something. Ended up with a very deadly light armored character. Think my favorite charcter was my sorcorer though, even though it was much more difficult.
Graphics keep getting better but some of the old stuff is still more fun.
I agree with Daemaro on the chicken thing. At this point in history, there are enough people who feel strongly about this, that it will have a noticable impact. I think Azriel's stance is somewhat pessimistic. There are a ton of fast food restaurants, so not eating at Chic-fil-a is a very easy way to send the message that you don't support their politics. I think anything more than a quiet boycott actually does more harm than good at this point. As someone who has had to find a niche in a VERY conservtive environment, I can say, the best way to deal with stuff like this is quietly, and respectfully. The people open minded enough to learn acceptance will in time, and those too hateful to change, are beyond your reach anyway. Beset ignored most the time. It's a dying breed, and they are only more noticable now because they are in a panic that the status quo is shifting and they are unusually frenzied and crazy right now. LOL!
Had a good weekend! Watched the movie WIllow for the first time as a grown up. Its actually a very unique, sweet, light fantasy fiction tale. I can't think of anything else quite like it. Also my brother came to visit. We went 4 wheeling in his new Jeep, and he insisted that I try out his Walther 380 auto pistol with laser sights. Something about the whole thign felt less than subtle. I think he thinks I need a gun or something. At any rate, I suck with a handgun, just like when I tried 10 years ago. This time, unlike last time, I had the distinct feeling that at least I do have the capacity to learn. Considering it. LOL!
Also watched Wanderlust. Laughed constantly! Highly recommend that too.
@Daemaro I've only eaten there about 3 times ever, so my boycotting them won't effect them much. LOL! But, I do remember I had the same feeling about pickle and chicken as a combination. It actually turned out to be fairly good though, I have to admit. Back to what you said earlier, about the long term effects of the boycott - I think you are right. These idiots are gloating about how they negated the boycott. But it's one damn day. They have a very narrow menu focus, so its not really the kind of place you can eat everyday. I think they will lose more business than they gained, in the long term. Also, chicken day for conservatives in the bible belt is Sunday. KFC and Lee's are packed after church. Chik-fil-a can't tap into that market because they refuse to open.
@LinkX I heard about the New Hampshire thing. I bet Cathy is so pissed.
@nacho_ljp I'm not sure where you live, but that sounds refreshing. I was feeling optimistic about things in the US until this. Suddenly feeling outnumbered and scared for the future. I guess what I don't get, is why anyone feels the need to legislate aspects of their subjective morality and force it on people who don't believe in it. Nothing should be ilegal unless it can be determined objectively that giving that right infringes on someone else's. In short, how is anyone fucking arrogant enough to feel justified in telling me who I can and can not marry?
I can't get around that mind set. I don't care what anyone does, if it isn't hurting someone else.
I'll shut up about this now. As much as there is wrong in the world, this is all pretty minor. The turn out was just a bit shocking, and that is what made it feel significant to me. But I know this many days later, most really aren't wanting to hear about it anymore. LOL
@Proletaria I've been saying all week.. this particular brand of intolerant christianity is losing a lot of support over time. Most young people right now don't buy into. In fact, they have tried to push their views on people so much, that they are often now percieved as threatening. They have set a very bad example for how someone with majority status should behave over the last several decades. When the shoe is on the other foot, no one is going to care about their rights. Karma will eventually kick their ass. LOL
Also, a couple of the people gloating about going to stand in line at Chic-fil-a for 4 hours were teachers. Can you imagine being a young student, trying to come to terms with your sexuality in a little rural town? Then the very people who are supposed to be instructing you and preparing you for your future attend a thinly veiled protest basically attacking their right to equality. It's irresponsible and ridiculuos.
When I grew up here, everyone jsut pretended to be straight while they were growing up. Then years later, when I started reconnecting with people online and stuff, it turned out that several of my classmates were lesbian and gay. And they are all like "I don't know how you can stand to live there and be out." And I always say its a nice community and I feel very welcome, and that its not like it was when we were growing up.
But I guess it still is. And there. Through ranting about bigots on a video game site. I needed that.