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By ObviousTroll (Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 05:35:07 AM EST) family, melodrama, nightmares, whining (all tags)
I overhauled my site. Feedback is appreciated.

Now it's only one major release behind the current version of Drupal, instead of 2 and some change.

Inside: a re-cap of my whiny, pointless existence including the nastiest nightmare I ever had.



Remember all those whiny diaries about how much my body hurt after some $milestone in martial arts training? Well, March 29th is the beginning of the end - the first of three phases of black belt testing. Expect several whiny diaries between now and May $not-sure when the graduation party happens.

For example, Saturday I was showing (off) how to break boards to some of the teen agers. My favorite trick is the "3 inch punch". I touch the stack of boards with the tips of my fingers and then, without picking my hand up, I roll it into a punch and break the boards. The point is to show that you don't need a huge wind-up-hay-maker punch to hurt somebody. It also demonstrates that the key is to hit correctly - with all the force focused behind a single knuckle.

I must have done this 3-4 times, at least twice with 4 boards. Lots of single board breaks to show the kids how it's done.

Sunday I woke up and discovered I couldn't find my knuckles on that hand. Seems it was a little swollen. Enough that I couldn't make a fist or lay it out flat.

Why doesn't the pain come soon enough to be helpful? I mean, a little idiot light saying "warning: your knuckle is getting sore" would have been worth while.

Anyway - the swelling's down now, enough that I could do push ups without pain, but I decided to forego the bag work today.

And now the nightmare. I had a dream that my wife and I went on a trip to see a friend of hers get married and my family was there too and we got split up and I couldn't find her  - and everyone knew it was because she was avoiding me and no one would tell me why. I finally made some one bring her to me and I started to ask her why...

and I woke up.

That's it. Except I was completely devastated. She had to sit and snuggle with me for 30 minutes this morning before I felt better.

I can't decide whether I should be relieved or annoyed that my worst nightmare is cheap melodrama.

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Only one suggestion by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 06:15:43 AM EST
lighten the dark blue anchor links on the black background. It's very hard to see.
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Sigh. I see what you mean. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 06:34:39 AM EST
On my Mac, it looks fine, but it's a lot darker on my Windows box.

Oh, the joy of color matching.

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My worst was similar in theme to yours by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 06:58:51 AM EST
that you wrote about. The missing term paper/exam hasn't happened in a few years.


It's.. I want to call it ridiculous, but it's not. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 07:11:23 AM EST
It definitely says something to a person that visions of being disemboweled by an alligator are infinitely less upsetting than the fear of losing the love of another.

Either I'm not as tough as I thought or my reptilian brain as finally come to realize that there aren't any alligators living on my block.


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Alligator disembowelment, a few minutes of by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #6 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 07:12:49 AM EST
excrutiating pain, then nothing, forever.

Loss of love, betrayal, agony for a long time.


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Mine are usually Monsters, Death, Destruction, etc by haplopeart (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 07:03:34 AM EST
I've had some damn scary dreams in life.  I really hope my Daughter doesn't inherit them.

I am talking the wake up screaming, heart pounding, scared for my life, sweating like a pig, Loose control (well when I was a kid, not as an adult) of my bodily functions...sorta dreams.

I also still have a dream from time to time about being late to work at a job I have not had for 10 years.

Ugh. When I was a kid by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 07:13:41 AM EST
I had classic scary dreams - mostly chased by monsters - all the freaking time. I hated it. They never really went away till I was an adult and I learned the trick of conscious dreaming and made them go away.

Which may be why I noe have nightmares that I can't immediately distinguish from real life so I don't realize that I'm dreaming...

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The site looks great. by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 07:24:10 AM EST
The random pics are fun.

Worst nightmare: for years my nightmares were of being stalked and killed by my ex. Night after night.

"It means more if you have to earn it, even if it's by doing something as simple as eating a meal." Kellnerin

Thanks. by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 1) #9 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 07:26:54 AM EST
I'm not enough of a PHP or HTML wizard to do this stuff from scratch, but apparently I'm good enough to take a green golf-oriented theme and turn it into something different.

That nightmare does certainly sound like a corker - emotional abandonment *and* bloody slaughter. Two for one.

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No need to reinvent it all. by muchagecko (4.00 / 1) #10 Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 08:50:15 AM EST
I've always taken bits and pieces of stuff I like.

My nightmares were merely a reflection of my life at the time. My ex was stalking me.

"It means more if you have to earn it, even if it's by doing something as simple as eating a meal." Kellnerin

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Dude-- by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Mar 18, 2008 at 10:31:18 AM EST
Now I'm totally e-mailing your wife and ratting you out.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

I've told her about HuSi several times by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Mar 19, 2008 at 02:45:29 AM EST
But she's not interested in reading what I write. Or maybe she does and she's just too clever for me.

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