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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby erti » 22 February 2021, 01:38

I'm down to 171lb now. about a couple more pounds and I'll be out of the obese range. The fuckers who didn't want me on my med clozapine because they're afraid the med would make me gain weight and become pre diabetic or diabetic like other meds did. I'm on a decent amount of the meds. I've gotten smaller since they put me down about 10 to 20 pounds. and I'm doing better right now. Aside from depression and bad days of my hallucinations I'm been having more and more better days and I think it's helping. Fuck the doctors.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby René » 22 February 2021, 02:12

erti wrote:I'm down to 171lb now. about a couple more pounds and I'll be out of the obese range. The fuckers who didn't want me on my med clozapine because they're afraid the med would make me gain weight and become pre diabetic or diabetic like other meds did. I'm on a decent amount of the meds. I've gotten smaller since they put me down about 10 to 20 pounds. and I'm doing better right now. Aside from depression and bad days of my hallucinations I'm been having more and more better days and I think it's helping. Fuck the doctors.

That's so awesome! Happy for you :keke: :heart:
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby erti » 22 February 2021, 02:19

René wrote:
erti wrote:I'm down to 171lb now. about a couple more pounds and I'll be out of the obese range. The fuckers who didn't want me on my med clozapine because they're afraid the med would make me gain weight and become pre diabetic or diabetic like other meds did. I'm on a decent amount of the meds. I've gotten smaller since they put me down about 10 to 20 pounds. and I'm doing better right now. Aside from depression and bad days of my hallucinations I'm been having more and more better days and I think it's helping. Fuck the doctors.

That's so awesome! Happy for you :keke: :heart:


Thank you :)

I've not weighed this much since I was in high school about over 12 years ago. My highest weight was 240. Hopefully I'll never get that big again.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby René » 24 February 2021, 00:57

Boyfriend video-calling us because he worked late and knew that with the time difference we were probably going to bed soon and he otherwise wouldn't have gotten to talk with us all day. :3 :awesome: :heart: :keke:
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Nicholas » 24 February 2021, 13:22

Are you and Brandon still living in Scotland?
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Unread postby René » 24 February 2021, 13:23

Yep! Sort of in between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Brenden » 24 February 2021, 14:33

To the south, out in the countryside, but with direct train service to both Glasgow and Edinburgh. :D

Not that we've made much use of that fact in the last year. Stupid pandemic. :pfft:
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Nicholas » 24 February 2021, 17:24

Also I definitely wrote Brenden and didn’t notice the autocorrect...

I just managed to visit Scotland in the summer holidays before shit hit the fan again. Such a gorgeous place to live!

Fingers crossed international travel can open up again soon, eh?
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby René » 24 February 2021, 20:27

Nicholas wrote:Also I definitely wrote Brenden and didn’t notice the autocorrect...

He was actually born Brandon, though :D
He changed it later. Still goes by Brandon in front of his parents out of respect.

Nicholas wrote:I just managed to visit Scotland in the summer holidays before shit hit the fan again. Such a gorgeous place to live!

It is! :keke:

Nicholas wrote:Fingers crossed international travel can open up again soon, eh?

Yeah, that would certainly help!
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Severelius » 24 February 2021, 20:40

René wrote:
Nicholas wrote:Also I definitely wrote Brenden and didn’t notice the autocorrect...

He was actually born Brandon, though :D
He changed it later. Still goes by Brandon in front of his parents out of respect.

And here I thought my mum swapping her first and middle names around was kind of a pointless name change... was there any deeper reason for it, or did he just not like how 'Brandon' sounds compared to Brenden?
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 24 February 2021, 20:45

Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Nicholas wrote:Also I definitely wrote Brenden and didn’t notice the autocorrect...

He was actually born Brandon, though :D
He changed it later. Still goes by Brandon in front of his parents out of respect.

And here I thought my mum swapping her first and middle names around was kind of a pointless name change... was there any deeper reason for it, or did he just not like how 'Brandon' sounds compared to Brenden?

It’s a life-long and deep-rooted fetishisation of the Irish.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Severelius » 24 February 2021, 20:46

Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Nicholas wrote:Also I definitely wrote Brenden and didn’t notice the autocorrect...

He was actually born Brandon, though :D
He changed it later. Still goes by Brandon in front of his parents out of respect.

And here I thought my mum swapping her first and middle names around was kind of a pointless name change... was there any deeper reason for it, or did he just not like how 'Brandon' sounds compared to Brenden?

It’s a life-long and deep-rooted fetishisation of the Irish.

I mean I can get behind that.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Brenden » 24 February 2021, 21:10

Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Nicholas wrote:Also I definitely wrote Brenden and didn’t notice the autocorrect...

He was actually born Brandon, though :D
He changed it later. Still goes by Brandon in front of his parents out of respect.

And here I thought my mum swapping her first and middle names around was kind of a pointless name change... was there any deeper reason for it, or did he just not like how 'Brandon' sounds compared to Brenden?

I absolutely hate how nasally Brandon sounds when I say it compared to the softer vowels of Brenden.

Marmaduke wrote:It’s a life-long and deep-rooted fetishisation of the Irish.

If that were the case I would have gone with Brendan.

Which, actually, I regret not going with.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 24 February 2021, 21:12

Brenden wrote:
Severelius wrote:
René wrote:
Nicholas wrote:Also I definitely wrote Brenden and didn’t notice the autocorrect...

He was actually born Brandon, though :D
He changed it later. Still goes by Brandon in front of his parents out of respect.

And here I thought my mum swapping her first and middle names around was kind of a pointless name change... was there any deeper reason for it, or did he just not like how 'Brandon' sounds compared to Brenden?

I absolutely hate how nasally Brandon sounds when I say it compared to the softer vowels of Brenden.

Marmaduke wrote:It’s a life-long and deep-rooted fetishisation of the Irish.

If that were the case I would have gone with Brendan.

Which, actually, I regret not going with.

Change it again!
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Brenden » 24 February 2021, 21:17

Marmaduke wrote:Change it again!

:runaway:

It was such a hassle the first time. I had to go before a judge, and take out an announcement in the local newspaper of record, and go to the state registrar to request an amended birth certificate, which I then had to take to the Social Security Administration offices (which were a nightmare and meant sitting next to all manner of unsavoury people for several hours), and I had to contact the State Department to get a new passport (which of course cost money).

Now that I'm a known entity in two countries, just imagine all the extra bureaucracy! Not least of all the Home Office for my Residence Card.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 24 February 2021, 21:23

Brenden wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Change it again!

:runaway:

It was such a hassle the first time. I had to go before a judge, and take out an announcement in the local newspaper of record, and go to the state registrar to request an amended birth certificate, which I then had to take to the Social Security Administration offices (which were a nightmare and meant sitting next to all manner of unsavoury people for several hours), and I had to contact the State Department to get a new passport (which of course cost money).

Now that I'm a known entity in two countries, just imagine all the extra bureaucracy! Not least of all the Home Office for my Residence Card.

You’re right. A simple change from an E to an A doesn’t seem to present great value. Perhaps if we change more? We’ll change the E to an A in the first name, bin your current middle name and pick some new ones and add a little Gaelic flair to your surname?

I propose Brendan Patrick Shamus Dougal O’Bourne

Edit: No! Better plan! Take René’s surname and throw some Gaelic at that. Be Brendan Patrick O’Van Buuren. René can change to René Fergal O’Van Buuren. You can be the O’Van Buurens.
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Brenden » 24 February 2021, 22:00

How about the MacBurrens?
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Nicholas » 24 February 2021, 22:05

Brenden wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Change it again!

:runaway:

It was such a hassle the first time. I had to go before a judge, and take out an announcement in the local newspaper of record, and go to the state registrar to request an amended birth certificate, which I then had to take to the Social Security Administration offices (which were a nightmare and meant sitting next to all manner of unsavoury people for several hours), and I had to contact the State Department to get a new passport (which of course cost money).

Now that I'm a known entity in two countries, just imagine all the extra bureaucracy! Not least of all the Home Office for my Residence Card.

Announcement in the local newspaper of record ohlala!
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Brenden » 25 February 2021, 12:15

Nicholas wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Change it again!

:runaway:

It was such a hassle the first time. I had to go before a judge, and take out an announcement in the local newspaper of record, and go to the state registrar to request an amended birth certificate, which I then had to take to the Social Security Administration offices (which were a nightmare and meant sitting next to all manner of unsavoury people for several hours), and I had to contact the State Department to get a new passport (which of course cost money).

Now that I'm a known entity in two countries, just imagine all the extra bureaucracy! Not least of all the Home Office for my Residence Card.

Announcement in the local newspaper of record ohlala!

I just looked it up and, yup, still in the record! :lol:
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Re: What made your day / made you smile today?

Unread postby Jzone » 26 February 2021, 02:12

I shall refer to you only as BrendAn henceforth. I changed my surname years ago, since my father's family had changed it in the 1940's due to anti eastern European sentiment in the USA (and other familial reasons). Both versions are uncommon, and I much prefer the original. So my brothers and I have different surnames. Creating confusion is one of my favorite pastimes.
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