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What are your general thoughts or worries right now?

Asked by lemming (3913points) December 18th, 2010

What are you preoccupied with at the moment? Mine is that a guy in my new job just kissed me and said I was hot, and now I have to face him on Monday. I’m not bragging, coz I walked home alone and now I’v started smoking again. What’s your big connundrum at the moment?

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TexasDude's avatar

For the first time in my life, I don’t really have one.

Most of my life has been defined by one conflict or stressor after another, but now, I’m living free. I’ve got a super awesome girlfriend, I’m probably getting a new Jeep tomorrow, my family is getting along (for once), I kicked ass in school, and I’m getting ready to start a new restoration project. Feels good man

Anyway, it sounds like you were sexually harassed by that guy. You might want to take it to HR if it bothered you that much.

world_hello's avatar

I need to take the bus to get a haircut.

No Job – No worries about money – No car – No kids

So waking up at 3pm and getting a haircut is my main problem.

lemming's avatar

Oh no, we were out and drinking, well done you though Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard, may it last, good luck with the jeep! Although I hope I don’t get flagged coz this question should be in the social section.

tinyfaery's avatar

My dad (with whom I have an iffy relationship, and whom has been known to act out very aggressively) is coming to our house for Giftmas Eve. My wife’s immediately family will be there. I am very anxious and I kind of expect drama. I hope know that I am wrong.

Jeruba's avatar

Oh, dear. I am fretting badly over the possibility that someone close to me won’t be able to stay sober through Christmas. I’m trying to remain cheerful and positive and not borrow trouble, but the prospect is making me feel ill because the consequences will be serious if something happens.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I drive the bus @world_hello takes to get the haircut and I am running late! ;)
I have no worries :))

Vunessuh's avatar

I’m the one who cuts @world_hello‘s hair and I’m worried he’s not going to make it on time.

lilalila's avatar

I am using a public wi-fi connection because I am visiting home and my mother neglected to pay her internet bill and I have a literature review to do for my honors thesis that probably should be completed by the end of the break and I’m running out of money myself and my sister is bothering me.

So basically I just don’t stop whining from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep at night.

world_hello's avatar

@lilalila – and that is how you rant like a race car!

lemming's avatar

@Jeruba I’v been in a similar situation and a person close to me said expect things to get worse before they get better, which I couldn’t believe at the time. Maybe they did get worse, but things soon got better. Everything sorts itself out in time.

TexasDude's avatar

Alot of us are really damn lucky, if you think about it. Based on the fact that we are all on Fluther on the internet, I think it’s safe to assume that we all have access to food, shelter, and water. We could all be a lot worse off.

TexasDude's avatar

Also, thoughts go out to @Jeruba. I’ve been in a similar situation.

lemming's avatar

@lilalila Just stop whining, get off fluther and do it. I’m affraid I might have failed an exam last week coz I couldn’t just cop on and get it done.

lilalila's avatar

@lemming I am a genie, and you have basically just wished for my freedom. A thousand thanks to you for breaking the spell. Off I go!

Neizvestnaya's avatar

The new year is upon us and I have a time schedule to collect enough money to fix up my mother’s car for hot weather, move her back to her homestate and get her set up for at least a few months ahead in her own place there.

kenmc's avatar

I’m jobless & running out of money. And I probably won’t be able to go to school next semester, despite quitting my job to go.

YARNLADY's avatar

As I have said before on similar questions, I made a pledge to myself to be happy every single day for the rest of my life. That doesn’t mean I don’t have concerns, like wishing the very best for the recovery of my oldest son, who suffered a severe stroke three years ago, or wishing a permanent job for my youngest son and all three of my adult grandsons. It does mean that I don’t let these adversities decide for me how I am going to feel I like being happy and I am.

sigh29's avatar

Who am I going to live with next year since my roommate and I no longer get along…

daytonamisticrip's avatar

I’m worrying that I don’t have enough time to finish my 10 remaining drawings for my buddies by Christmas. I have been working on them for about 2 weeks and have only completed 3. The hardest one is done and the rest should only take an hour to an hour and a half to draw but there are so many! 3 people I still haven’t even figured out what to draw for them.

Aethelwine's avatar

I’m hoping our landlord will take January’s payment a week late, otherwise Santa is going to need a good excuse for not showing up on time this year.

I hate bi-weekly paychecks. grrr

lemming's avatar

And you should be happy @YARNLADY it’s not like you being depressed and worried is going to help them, quite the opposite, @sigh29 I’v lived with strangers plenty of times and it’s just a another great opportunity to make some really good friends.

lemming's avatar

@daytonamisticrip I think you could do some quick drawings for everyone, because sometimes the quick ones can be the best, and then come back to the worst ones when your finished, it could take the pressure off. Man, I can solve everyones problems!

wundayatta's avatar

I just planned the most ridiculously complex Christmas dinner, and I know I’m totally stupid for even attempting to do this, and yet I’m going to try it anyway. You don’t have to tell me I’m crazy. I know that. But is there any way I can be gotten to see reason?

Hors D’ouvres
Cheese and Crackers

Fruit cup

Main Course
New England creamed onions
Rib Roast
Oven roasted fingerling potatoes
Kabocha squash with parmesan and balsamic reduction
Roasted Red and Yellow Beets with Goat Cheese and Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette
Tarragon green beans with garlic

Christmas cookies
Home made pecan pralines
Mince pie
Coffee & Tea
Assorted Aperitifs

wickedcriket's avatar

There are quite a few things going on and although they are on the negative side, I should probably put my focus on something more positive. I found that when I just ignored the actual worrying and actually addressed the worries with a positive outlook, things were better and I even felt better. So that is the plan, to improve upon positive thinking and not to trap myself.

Jeruba's avatar

Never mind reason, @wundayatta, just tell me your recipe for Roasted Red and Yellow Beets with Goat Cheese and Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette. Oh, and the creamed onions, if you please. In fact, I’m ready to abandon reason altogether just for a taste of your Kabocha squash with parmesan and balsamic reduction and your tarragon green beans with garlic.

avengerscion's avatar

Let’s see. I have a job that I’m thankful for after a year of unemployment, yet I hate because it’s a crap job and my talents are not being used. When, oh when, will the economy get better and allow me to re-enter my field of interest? Money is tight as said job pays very little, and the boyfriend just went through a lay-off and unpaid time off due to weather and the employer’s poor planning. The boyfriend would trade our family for gaming any day, and he makes no effort to plan for financial issues. I just raped my savings for half just to pay ordinary bills, both of our vehicles need expensive maintanance, the refrigerator is leaking inside (the boyfriend says “it’ll cost YOU about the same for repairs as replacing,” and this holiday will be awkward since my mom and grandma are not speaking. Blah! And the sitter decided everyone would do secret santa and spend no more than $5. First, why wasn’t I given a choice with that? Second, how do you spend only $5 on a decent gift for a toddler without buying crap from the dollar store? And why is the sitter now taking a paid holiday when she is deciding not to offer her services for that day???

mammal's avatar

The Af-Raq conflicts and the Korean peninsula

OpryLeigh's avatar

I’m missing my boyfriend. Due to my work commitments I haven’t been able to speak to him properly for 2 days. I’m lonely and just want peace of mind that he’s ok.

augustlan's avatar

[mod says] This question is now in Social.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

@wundayatta: Your meal plan sounds delicious!

wundayatta's avatar

Thanks, @Neizvestnaya. I’m going to be crazy busy. But I have a plan. Let’s see if I can make it happen.

@Jeruba Roasted Red and Yellow Beets with Goat Cheese and Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette

I did a root vegetable au gratin last week. parsnips, turnips, celeriac, yellow beets and white sweet potatoes in a garlic cream gratin. It’s always a dilemma about what to tell the kids. You know they aren’t going to like it if you tell them what’s in it, but you don’t want to lie, either. Anyway, it was pretty good, and got better as it aged. I never liked turnips as a kid, but I could tell what these were.

Jeruba's avatar

Oh, my, that sounds heavenly all by itself. Don’t bother me with the rib roast. Just pass the vegetables, please.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I am worried about my family’s financial situation.

pulcherzee's avatar

i woke up this morning very confused,again i dreamt of this “not so close friend” being inlove with me and I am inlove with him. I feel like I’ve been cheating my boyfriend because of these dreams. I don’t like that guy (but I don’t hate him either). I do sleep talk but atleast I don’t do that when my dream is about that guy because my boyfriend will probably get mad or will have doubts about me and that guy. :(

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