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  1. scalyfreak

    Better late than never

    I don't think you have anything to feel guilty for (easier said than done, I know). You are better off away from there, and I'm glad you've received an offer and have options!
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    Act VII - Harriet Scouts the Lands Beyond the Fortress

    The life of a warrior, summed up in one sentence. Don't forget lots of regen and healing potions, and a sidekick or two for flanking your enemies while you attack.
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    Snowkc Seeks Stability

    Last bu definitely not least. You're healthy! Congratulations on that, it's not as common as it should be.
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    Juliebarkley checks her list

    And nothing is as bad as being stuck in a toxic job... no matter what happens, your work situation is improved compared to what it was before October. You've got this.
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    Scalyfreak continues her studies of pyromancy

    And thus endeth a decade of pop culture dominance. Whatever will HBO do now, to survive and entice us to pay their outrageous monthly fees? Game of Thrones Series Finale Spoilers:
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    Brogo: beats for brainz

    That makes it worth it. We never discover new things if we never veer off the path.
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    Act VII - Harriet Scouts the Lands Beyond the Fortress

    Silly? Absolutely not! There's a reason I have demons ans stress monsters - they're easier to deal with.
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    Scalyfreak continues her studies of pyromancy

    So if I was screaming obscenities, but in genuine pain, is that funny or super funny?
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    Brogo: beats for brainz

    I have no idea how to read that code, but I wholeheartedly approve of the dinosaur!
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    Act VII - Harriet Scouts the Lands Beyond the Fortress

    It sounds a lot like NerdFitness Challenges too. None of those elements are unique to behavioral addictions, and I don't think they are what cause it either. After all, lots of people play video games without becoming addicted. Lots of people gamble without becoming addicted. Lots of people spend all their free time on internet forums, without becoming addicted. Lots of people work out several times per week, without becoming addicted. The way I see it, the six elements are what makes a person come back - the thrill of meeting the compelling goals, of improving bit by bit, of completing a difficult task, or making strong social connections that might not be present elsewhere in our lives. When the person prioritizes coming back to whatever behavior they are becoming addicted to, over things that they should not neglect, or they stop seeking that thrill and gratification from anything else in their life, that's when I believe the person needs to reevaluate their priorities. Or, to phrase it slightly differently, this: It may even be possible that there are behavioral addictions out there that are good for us, or at the very least not harmful. Some may even go completely unnoticed, because society sees them as "normal behavior". A person who is addicted to spending face-to-face time with their immediate family members or close friends, will probably never be diagnosed as an addict. And why should they, if the behavior ultimately does not harm anyone? When does something stop being an incentive and start becoming an addiction?
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    Scalyfreak continues her studies of pyromancy

    I've been told it would have looked funny if I had not been screaming in pain. I am starting to really like them. And it was nice to discover that all of work's talk about how they think it's important that all employees feel safe in the workplace and how they want to make sure that if something happens you will get help and be taken care of, was more than just talk. I hope so too. There is a possibility that working with Weasel might become awkward from here on out, but that's really his own fault at this point. I've decided to try and see the ankle as a good reason to make non-lifting goals and focus on getting none-lifting parts of my life to a place that is less stressful for me. Clutter feeds the anxiety and mental clutter does that a lot more than actual, physical, clutter. I will make efforts to declutter in preparation for the upcoming boss battle.
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    Scalyfreak continues her studies of pyromancy

    Since the sprained ankle insists on sabotaging any attempts I make at exercising (aside from body weight exercises that put no weight on either one of my feet), I am officially declaring my challenge finished for this time around. I will return for next challenge period, with new goals, and it's unlikely that they will be lift-focused, simply because I don't know when I will be able to go back to lifting. Time will tell, and other types of challenges will happen while time passes. While I wait for time to pass, I spent far too much time on writing out the long and convoluted tale of Scalyfreak's vehicular woes, so I decided to hide it in a spoiler tag.
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    Mike Wazowski: Just Barely Getting By

    Cado Avocado Ice Cream The dark chocolate flavor is the only one I've tried so far, but it's the most richly creamy and decadent chocolate ice cream I have ever had... highly recommended for anyone who likes chocolate ice cream. EDIT: Try it. That is good advice!