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2023.06.03 07:04 Named-User-who-died Would being mildly sweaty when using headphones damage them at all?
I used my HD 6XX in my hot room and after using them I made sure to check how wet they were and I couldn't see visible sweat on them, I'm just curious what threshold of sweat does it take to short out the circuitry?
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2023.06.03 07:04 Fun_Whole_4472 Selling my car to Carvana in the morning, what steps do I need to take?
It’s not an individual I am selling too so I am not sure if the factory reset and add the vehicle to their account suggestion holds up. I don’t want it in my account any longer as soon as I sign the papers.
If I factory reset it before hand will the keys still work?
Do I factory reset it after I sign for it?
Any info would be appreciate. Worried about screwing this up and then not being able to take it.
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2023.06.03 07:02 TiredOfWait1ng Advanced toddler doing odd things
Hello everyone and thank you in advance for reading my long post.
I'm a parent of a beautiful 26 month old boy and as many of us, I tend to over analyze everything he is doing/not doing.
I would like to share some of the behaviors my son has in hope to hear from more experienced parents.
So kid was born healthy and in time. Sometimes around 9 and 10 months he started walking and just couple of weeks before that he was crawling, so he almost skipped crawling.
He started talking way before being 1 year old, just basic stuff.. but by the time of 14-16 months he was talking a ton. He is raised in bilingual environment so I would say he was/is equally capable in both languages. I think around 18 months he was able to count to 20, he knew alphabet, he knew every animal and was able to mimic sound it makes, he knows colors and shapes and so on.
Around two he was able to memorize multiple songs and recite them in both languages. When it comes to book we are reading, he knew exactly whats on what page and I don't think I would lie if I say he knows at least 50 different books...like I will say beginning of the sentence on every page and he will finish it.
He knows every letter and every number. I believe all this is considered very advanced at that age.
Now the weird stuff.. Running in circles with his eyes locked to side. Doesn't happen every day but it happens from time to time. Like it he is very excited he might start doing it and I think he really enjoys that dizzy feeling as this is usually followed by laugh. We have another game where I pick him for his hands and spin around and he is sooo happy when we do it.
Head shaking left and right - I want to say I noticed this more in periods when he is teething but I'm honestly not sure. I also feel it manifests more when he is tired. Again, doesn't happen every day and I feel it's been months since he did it and now he is kinda doing it again.
He was obsessed with wheels and tires for a while.. he just loved spinning wheels on toys, wheel barrows.. anything. He kinda stopped doing that and doesn't care much about it anymore. When he was young before he walked he also loved starring at ceiling fans.. so I guess anything that spins.
He's got trouble using fork and spoon but on the flip side, he loves to eat so he might be just impatient to get that food in.
Walking on his toes.. not all the time but he does it.
Currently he is repeating a lot of what we say and he is basically still not able to answer with yes or no on his own. He learned to say yes to some stuff but I think it's not real, he just memorized it. For example if I ask him do you love daddy he will say yes but I spent a lot of time to accomplish that. 😂 Also, default answer to questions he doesn't know how to answer now is moving head left to right, like he is saying no. He also pulls us when he wants something (he was recently sick and we noticed this behavior more during that time) but he is also capable to ask for banana, orange, water etc. He knows so many words and he is speaking very clearly but he repeats a ton which I guess is normal at this age(?) When he gets excited he will repeat something so many times until we say it also and acknowledge it. For example, we walked into a friends barn recently and he is obsessed with farm and farm machinery. So he saw a tractor and lawn mower and couple of other machines and he would just walk from one to the other saying their names. And of course he got very upset when we had to go out.
Now while doing my research I noticed bunch of these behaviors are pointing to autism but it's also very common during this age.
He can keep eye contact just fine, he is super affectionate to his mother and me (more to mom tho). Like he will just randomly come and say cuddle on the couch and we have to do it.. and it's very specific way where mom needs to lay on the couch and he lays next to her hugging her. If she moves her head one way he will push it so it goes the way he is used to having it.
He can also answer questions, for example if I ask his name, my name, grandma and grandpas names, aunty names.. he can answer those right. Or if I ask, where does the horse lives? He will say: Farm.
He can follow basic orders, for example if I ask him to bring me some animal he will bring it or if I tell him horse is kissing a tiger he will have those two "kissing".
He does pretend play as well, like he will take his animals and bring them to drink water from his cup.
Besides that he isn't really interested in other toys. Before animals and farms he went through the cars and trucks stage and he was all about firetrucks, police cars etc. He's got a bike, he absolutely doesn't care about it or if he sits on it he doesn't try to move at all and I have seen much younger kids doing it.
We also just learned how to play hide and seek, although he just understand concept of looking for us if we hide, he doesn't know that he needs to hide as well.
Obviously this is my first child and I haven't been much around other kids in my adult life where I could observe some of these behaviors and make judgements.
He is not going to daycare yet so sometimes I feel some of this is just boredom and not being exposed to other kids and watching the things they do. When around other kids he doesn't care much about them really and if we go to park he rather chooses to run around than go on a slide or some other toys.
He is generally very happy kid but really he is his own person with things he likes and dislikes and maybe I'm just surprised he is showing that so early.
If we play cartoon for him he doesn't have a problem sitting calmly and watching it with full attention on so there is no problem with focusing or distraction. Same goes when we read for him or draw or anything like that.
If you have gotten this far I want to thank you. If you can offer a first hand experience with something similar and how it worked out I would love to hear it. If you are professional, I would love to hear your thoughts as well. Once again,. thanks!
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2023.06.03 07:02 ThrowRApastaKava Is it shallow of me (27F) to not be attracted to my gf (27F) anymore for not taking care of her hair?
We've been together for 8 years and she used to have beautiful soft curls that I loved. I would help her wash and style them when I could, but she always hated doing it herself (washing, de-tangling, drying and styling) so she decided to get locs for less maintenance. I wasn't crazy about it at first since I personally prefer a more clean and polished look. I was also worried about her not keeping them clean and maintained but after assuring me that she'd take care of them I supported her decision. Now I do love the look of the locs, the problem is just that she isn't taking care of them like she said she would.
She only washes and styles them once every 1-2 months and when she does she has them pulled back into a bun which quickly decreases the longevity of the style. I only get to see her hair clean and done about 5 days a month. Sometimes it also smells being that she sweats and is in a bonnet majority of the time. There are other things that aren't very well taken care of in terms of hygiene/appearance but I can overlook it, this one is just really hard for me to overlook. I find myself avoiding being intimate because of it and I've been feeling really bad about it.
Am I being shallow? I want to fix this because I love her so much. I truly believe we are soulmates, but it's just hard to be excited about intimacy now. I try to give suggestions and help where I can but she can be defensive and stubborn sometimes so I often just don't say anything anymore. Idk what to do or say without her feelings, I just miss our sex life and intimacy.
TLDR: My gf refuses to wash and maintain her hair regularly and it's taking a toll on our sex life because I am not finding her as attractive as I used to.
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2023.06.03 07:02 Truth-of-the-Endless Don’t have a name but made my Specialist ability and would like some criticism
Hatsu Ability: The user can slow down time, within En and designated areas as well as being able to slightly skip travel times.
Hatsu contract: The user can only slow down time within his En or within a pre marked area, The time slow effect is stronger on inanimate things and Nen projectiles and it has a lesser effect on nen beasts and living things, the time slow does not affect age or anything except for Reactions, movements, and muscle fatigue, It slows time down by 10x for inanimate objects and Nen projectiles within ten metres of the epicentre, 5x for anything past ten meters, and within 5 metres inanimate things and Nen projectiles are slowed down by 15x, for Nen beasts and living organisms time is slowed 5x within 10 metres, 2.5x anything past 10 metres, and 7.5x within 5 metres of the epicentre, Though if an affected bolsters their aura with the intent and belief that it will defend against the time slow or is not marked it will effectively halve its effect for said affected(if a target is both unmarked and is defending themselves with intent and belief the ability only works at 25% its normal capacity meaning they are approximately 1.4x faster past 10 metres, is slowed down by 1.25x within ten metres, and slowed by 1.875x within 5 metres), The user has to mark a target to be able to have full effect the way the user marks a target is by placing the user nen onto the target either by physical touch or the conjured Wakizashi, The user is unaffected by the time slow but only because the user in any time slow area will consume Aura at double the pace as normal, if the time is slowed from a marked area it’ll only last as long as aura imbued in the marks to act as feul, to create marks the user has to set a minimal percentage of 5% of the users aura in each of the five marks making a pentagonal shape, The marks are conjured wakizashi, once the marks are placed its up to the user on when it activates, however the longer it stays idle the more aura will leak from the marks, if the total percentage of the marks decreases below 15% the marks will vanish and the aura will be wasted, When it activates it creates a Pentagonal Prism using the 5 points as markers and “fuel”. if the user uses En to slow time the user has to set a percentage of nen to be used as a “battery” for the time slow, once this “battery” runs out the ability will be on a cooldown for 20 minutes, This “battery” needs to contain a minimum of 15% of the users Aura to be established.
The user has to set a predetermined path to follow, The user can skip 3 seconds of travel time at max, everything time this ability is used it will go on cooldown for 3 seconds, The user’s body and anything that was moved with the user will still act as if it had travelled that distance at massive speeds, The users muscles are slightly strained with each use causing exhaustion to build faster, If a user sets the predetermined path and something hinders or blocks the users path the user will act as essentially having had hit into said hinderance or blockage at stupendous speeds, and the predetermined path can only take place within the users nen(So basically only within En and the Pentagonal Prism).
Time slow battery percentage to time active ratios(With previous placed marks):
15% - 30 seconds 20% - 45 seconds 25% - 60 seconds 30% - 80 seconds 35% - 90 seconds 40% - 100 seconds 45% - 120 seconds 50% - 140 seconds 55% - 200 seconds 60% - 215 seconds 65% - 230 seconds 70% - 300 seconds 75% - 380 seconds 80% - 420 seconds 85% - 500 seconds 90% - 560 seconds 95% - 600 seconds
Time slow battery percentage to time active ratios(With En):
15% - 15 seconds 20% - 35 seconds 25% - 50 seconds 30% - 60 seconds 35% - 75 seconds 40% - 90 seconds 45% - 100 seconds 50% - 120 seconds 55% - 130 seconds 60% - 145 seconds 65% - 160 seconds 70% - 190 seconds 75% - 210 seconds 80% - 240 seconds 85% - 260 seconds 90% - 280 seconds 95% - 300 seconds
(100% Specialization, 80% Manipulation, 60% Emission, and 80% Conjuration)
Is it too strong? Does it need more conditions? Maybe more activation requirements?
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2023.06.03 07:01 Boober_Bill My research into evolution is speeding along the shipwrecking of my faith
I was raised in a Young Earth Creationist environment and pretty much took it on (blind) faith that that was true. I wasn’t really even taught about evolution, other than that it was “wrong”; it practically felt like a “bad word” in my home. I attended a private Christian school for middle & high school that didn’t really even touch on evolution. However, lately I’ve resolved to finally question the things I’ve been taught, and the more research I do, it really does seem like there is way more evidence for evolution than I was ever led to believe.
And if humans have been around since way before the Garden of Eden story supposedly took place, I don’t see how that can possibly be an accurate retelling of history. And if that’s not an accurate story, then when exactly was the fall of man, into sin? It seems pretty apparent at this point that “humans” were killing animals and each other long before the fall supposedly occurred; which humans did Jesus die for, anyways? Just Homo sapiens? Did God not love Homo habilis or Homo erectus or Homo neanderthalensis?
Plus, if evolution is true, then it would have occurred so slowly over time that there would have never really been a true/obvious “first” Homo sapiens… So even if God only loves Homo sapiens and only sent Jesus to die for us, then what was the official cutoff point between our ancestors and the first Homo sapiens? I see some Christians argue that God must have put a “soul” in Homo sapiens… but Homo sapiens were apparently anatomically the same for a long time before the Genesis account supposedly took place. Which means they had the same brain capacity for intelligence (and presumably remorse and guilt and every other emotion that we as humans experience). Which means that they would have biologically been able to feel bad for what was later called “sinning,” way before they ever were given a soul or the “knowledge of good and evil.” I suppose Christians could argue that the soul must have therefore been given to man as soon as they could experience those things (so, way before the biblical account of Adam and Eve), and that sin has been around much longer than 6,000 years ago. But then the problem I see with that take is, doesn’t the Bible heavily imply a literal Adam and Eve, considering the fact that Adam is mentioned as a real historic person and even Jesus’ genealogy is traced back to him? If there was no fall of man, then there is no need for a savior...
Idk, so many questions, and not very many good answers.
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2023.06.03 07:01 AutoModerator What are the benefits and side effects of Ashwagandha?
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2023.06.03 07:00 JosephPaulWall What are some good techniques for dealing with dumbass drunk dad?
For context, I'm 32, he's almost 60, I live with him because he wants me to live here because pooling our resources makes it really cheap for both of us, and it's going to allow me to save up to buy us a house to live in so we're not throwing away money in rent anymore.
The only problem is I can't stand to be around him, I don't want to live with him, I don't like anything about him, we don't have anything in common, in fact we're exact opposites on basically everything. I have nothing to talk about with him, and even if I did, he's always drunk, like 'seesawing back and forth, slurring, asking toddler-level questions but not being able to understand or remember the answers' drunk, every single day, without fail. He's not violent or mean or anything so I know I shouldn't complain since it could always be worse, but it's embarrassing, I don't want to live around it, and dealing with it makes me incredibly uncomfortable, and it literally ruins my night every night that I talk to him. He starts drinking as soon as he gets home from work, or if it's his day off, he starts drinking as soon as he's done with any driving errands he has to do, so basically mid-afternoon. He has absolutely positively no interest whatsoever in quitting drinking, as we've argued about it several times and I've told him more times than I can count that I don't think of him as a person when he's drunk and that we can't really have a relationship if I can't talk to him like a human being.
I should probably explain what I mean by that; It's kinda like how he felt when he had to take care of his mom who recently died of dementia, it's like you're talking to someone's body, but their brain really isn't in there at all, they don't remember anything you say, they don't have their mental faculties, they can't process simple information, they don't understand what's going on around them, they get extremely emotional at the drop of a hat over nothing, and they tell you the same thing over and over again every night, sometimes multiple times in a row. Did I just describe my drunk dad or his mom dying of dementia? Both. It's exactly the same behavior, except he only had to go through it with his mom for a year before she passed, and I've been going through this with him every day since I started making conscious memories.
It just makes me incredibly uncomfortable and I'm only able to give short quick irritated answers that go nowhere because I don't want to talk to him in that state, and there's no reason to go anywhere with it because he's not really in there and he's not really hearing me anyway, and he's definitely not capable of having a normal conversation. Like, tonight for example; I get off work at the same time every day. I usually go to my friend's house to hang out with him after work until my dad passes out so I don't have to talk to him. Tonight, though, as usually happens at least once or twice a week, my friend was already asleep, so I went straight home. So then I have to answer the same stupid questions that I've already answered before, over and over, from my dad; "How'd you get here so early!" -'my friend was asleep' "....yeah but it's still early..." -'I got off work at the same time I always do, I just usually go hang out with him first' "Okay man well hell what's wrong?" (visibly irritated because I'm shortening this, it's a lot more repetitive in real life, but I respond trying to be as nice as possible) -'nothing's wrong, I'm just tired, I just got off work man'. "Alright. Well what's that?" -'a nintendo switch (he's seen it a million times before)' "Alright.... so what's that?" -'a game for the switch, thanks for getting it out of the mailbox for me'. And then he just shuffles off into the other room when he finally figures out I got nothing to say to him and that he wouldn't understand any of it if I did.
And I know you're probably feeling sympathetic right now, like "Well at least he's trying to have a relationship with you and he's actually trying to reach out, cut him some slack, it could be way worse" and that would be true and fair enough, but that doesn't account for the fact that every single person including myself and my mom, who left him, has asked him to stop drinking if he really wants to have a relationship with us, and he outright refuses, and so we just treat him like a stupid old fool, because he always drinks himself into a drunken stupor every single day and so that's exactly how he acts. He just gets emotional when he's drunk, and that's when he wants to reach out, and that's alright I guess, but how about reaching out when you're sober and when I can actually kinda talk to you a little bit? How about use the one brain cell you have before you start drinking and try to figure out that you're an absolute burden and an old loser who needs to get his shit together, and could've had his shit together decades ago if you'd just fucking listen to every single person around you in your entire life who tells you to stop drinking? How about rub a couple of brain cells together when you're sober and realize you're the reason that your kids are losers too because you're our role model? How about a little give and take, especially when it's for your own good? That's what a relationship is, and that's what responsible adults do. But he refuses.
We're talking about the type of person who doesn't know any of their own usernames, passwords, or even his own email address. Because he never sat down and logged into any online service for himself ever, because he can't remember what a username and password even is. So every time he needs anything, which is all the time because he's always so drunk he can't understand what the english words on the TV screen are trying to tell him, I gotta come do the whole forgot your password rigamarole for every single account he has just so I can log into it again and figure out whatever issue he's having. Last shit I want to do after working a 10 or 12 hour shift, I just want to chill. And I have to do it for him because he acts like a helpless baby, and he's drunk and dumb as hell so I mean he can't do it for himself anyway even if he did give it a try. The type of person who looks at a screen that says a simple one-sentence message and an "okay prompt", takes five minutes to read it, and then turns to me and asks "Should I click okay?" It's just so annoying because I've told him about a million times that if he just stopped drinking and tried to practice using technology while he was sober, he would get the hang of it, and that if he made his own accounts and passwords instead of having people do it for him and tell him what they picked for him when he's drunk and forgets, that he wouldn't have any of these problems logging into stuff to begin with, because it'd be burned into his memory like it is for the rest of us normal people who do our own things for ourselves. And he says okay, but then he just never does it. In one ear and out the other. Just like when I asked him all those years ago again and again to stop drinking so we could have a decent relationship, in one ear and out the other.
We're talking about the type of person who was 100% behind and invested in Trump to the point where he even bought a few hats and regularly made ridiculous, racist, and braindead pro-republican propaganda posts on facebook. To the point where he'd get himself banned all the time and then come tell me about how he's in facebook jail again for trying to spread the truth. Or, well he used to, before I just started reacting with straight up anger and hatred towards conservatism every time anything political came up, and explained to him about a million times why it's not okay to support awful people, and now he's gone from "Trump 2020" to "well I never liked politics anyway and I suggest you stop paying attention to it or talking about it too because I'm a lot happier now that I don't". So it's like, the only victory I can get with this man, is "I give up and you should too". And that's a reflection of his entire life. He gave up a long time ago and I just want it to be over for him and for me, because that would be easier than telling him that what I really want is to just move across the country and never see or hear from him again, not buy a house where I gotta live with him and keep dealing with this shit until he dies. This doesn't even address any of our personality clashes, like how I'm quiet and he's loud, I hate dumb shit but he literally cranks up the most low-intellect brain dead dadrock unironically because that's what speaks to him, I like to read and think and he can barely read and barely think, all he wants to do is not pay taxes on his mom's inheritance that he's going to get soon and buy a boat and a truck to haul it so he can sit on the water and drink beer, all I want is to be financially responsible and pay my bills and taxes and be fucking quiet and do the right thing, and maybe raise a kid that has respect for me.
I'm angry and bitter and I've probably said some very mean things here, but it's just how I feel. I've brought up all of this to him in person several times in explicit detail, and he just doesn't have the brainpower or memory or willpower, or simply doesn't care enough to address any of it. I'm at a loss as to how I should engage with this. Thanks in advance for any help, and yes, I know I'm an asshole. I'm sorry. I'm just not happy.
TLDR: My dad started drinking when he was 17 and hasn't been sober a day since, I personally think his brain is mush even when he's sober but it's especially bad when he's drunk, and he's not violent or mean or anything it's just like dealing with a slobbering toddler and it annoys the piss out of me for several reasons, and because it's my dad, I'm obligated to take care of him and even buy a house where he's going to continue to annoy the piss out of me doing literally everything I hate about humanity right within my earshot and line of sight until he dies a messy death that I have to clean up. Any tips on how to deal with this without just hating my own father? I believe there's a good person somewhere underneath the alcohol, as he's somewhat coherent when I see him in the morning before work, and he has a job so they must think he's coherent as well, but as soon as he gets home and the not-bud-light (because it's gay now) gets cracked open, the brain flies out the window and it's back to braindead loud redneck wrestling and rock music and old shit he's seen a million times that wasn't even good back in the day, and hollering for me to come take a look at it, when I literally can't even hear my own TV over his (across the house) and I hate the shit and have no interest in it anyway.
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2023.06.03 07:00 PokeFisherMatt Struck Gold! 🙌🏽🌟
Pulled this beauty on Tik Tok Live! My first time pulling Palkia!
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2023.06.03 06:59 ReyazK My brother has psychosis and he has ruined his life and now he is ruining my families.
Hello everyone, I just want to preface this by saying I am a little emotional right now...
To make a very very long story short, around a year ago my brother started to show symptoms of psychosis. It got to the point where he was convinced that our uncle was some sort of God of Destruction and my brother was convinced he had to kill him in order to save the world. After hearing that (despite ignoring a lot of the previous warning signs which is 100% on me) I took him to a psych ward to get help. When we were there, he initially agreed to get help but before we were admitted he calling himself an uber. I told him that I did not take him there against his will and he did not have to call and uber and that if he wanted to leave we could just go right now. He agreed and we left but during the car ride home, he became very aggressive. Telling me how he is now a God and that he could kill me right now, etc... I am usually (not anymore. if i am being honest he has killed every patient bone in my body and i am almost always irritatible) a very patient person. So I let him go on his rant until we reached home. I told him that I wanted to talk to him in my room and he agreed. We were in there and he was explaining to me how he was God and he put himself on earth in order to save the world, etc... I told him that it was actually me that was trying to help him get his life back together (worth noting that this bout of psychosis happened right before he was supposed to graduate college and ended up failing all his classes. turns out when he was going to class he would just sit in the back of the room and yell shit like "I AM GOD" to the class or play very loud Buddhist/Hindu chats until he got kicked out of every single one of his classes). After I told him this, I saw a sort of evil look in his eye and he got out and walked out of my room. This was around 4AM and I was exhausted but I knew from the look he gave me that this wasn't over. Around 5 minutes later he barges back into my room and just punches me in the face as hard as he can. Since the bout of psychosis my brother has not been eating at all or working out etc so I instantly recovered from the punch and took him down and held him down in a headlock. (I still sometimes fear what if he was stronger than me, would he have stopped after the initial punch? or what if the punch was strong enough to knock me out, I was standing over my desk and had I gotten knocked out I would have surely fell and cracked my head. I know none of this was his fault but it still is something that I have to contemplate going forward)
Eventually he calmed down and apologized and he told me that he was taking an UNGODLY amount of shrooms. He showed me the doses he was taking and it was almost 10-15x the normal dosage. He told me that he never thought he would hurt someone but him hurting his own brother broke him. He cried and tried to apologize to me every day. I would not have it because of pure anger. I could not believe that I spent every minute of the last almost year trying to help this guy and the first thing he did when he got mad was attack me. However, I eventually accepted his apology on the terms that he would never take shrooms again and he agreed.
After that my brother was fine for almost a year. He went back to school and changed his major (out of shame of having to retake the classes where he made a fool of himself). He got an internship at a pretty good accounting firm etc... All was well for a while. However, during the start of May I went on a trip to turkey for 2 weeks and when I came back my brother was the same. I did not know anything of it because my parents did not want to stress me out during my vacation but when I came back he was even worse than before. This time he is being much more aggressive. When things do not go his way he starts to smash things etc... and honestly... as fucked up as it sounds I am tired of dealing with this. He has become an insane financial burden to me and my family. We already struggle as is (we live on section-8 housing etc...) and this guy regularly breaks things. We found out that he went to the bank and gave away ALL his money because it's "God's job to help people". Turns out he failed all his classes again, etc... However, I figured we could weather the financial burden but recently his behavior has gotten more erratic. I won't go into too many details but literally just 30 minutes ago my brother was sitting downstairs going on his usual rant about how he's God and can control the elements or something but then he stepped outside for a second. This is nothing unusual as he usually goes on these walks to calm himself and comes back in a much better mood but before he steps out he tells me that he's going to the neighbors house.
Keep in mind that we do not have ANY relations with our neighbor and they are total strangers to us. And when he means "going" to their house he literally meant breaking into their house because he "wanted to talk" to them. I tried to reason him out of it but he just kept walking towards their house until he reached their porch and I literally grabbed him and threw him on the ground. I asked him what he thought he was doing and he claimed he was "going to see his children". I told him that I will NOT let him go into these peoples house (and honestly this is out of FEAR for my brothers safety. I mentioned we live in a not so good area. If my neighbor saw my brother trying to even walk into his house he would literally stomp my brothers face in and this is not an exaggeration. He is a very over protective guy from Afghanistan and he would not take kindly to some stranger trying to break into his house with his 4 daughters there). I brought my brother back inside and he tells me that "you stopped me this time but will you be around everytime?" and I don't know if I should take this as a threat or what?
Honestly, at this point I am completely fed up with this guys behavior. He has been an insane financial burden to my family to the point where my 70 year old dad who is sick with a very serious heart condition has started doing Uber and working at a gas station to help pay for all the nonsense he gets himself in. I work and chip in as much as I can but I can only make so much money and I cannot alone support my entire family. In addition to that he has on multiple occasion put my little siblings lives at risk, has threatened to attack people, etc... At what point can I draw the line? I have tried to get him medical attention on MULTIPLE occasions and it never works either 1) the doctor makes us wait 5 hours and my brother gets fed up and leaves 2) the doctor comes and my brother can act normal for 15 minutes and the doctor doesn't take us serious 3) the doctor prescribes us medicine that my brother does not take 4) the doctor is just unhelpful from the start. and 5) we can't afford a fucking real doctor
I am literally at a loss for what to do. Every night I worry for my siblings and parents. I wonder if this guy is going to go into their room and hurt them (worth nothing that on multiple (I'm talking at least 30 or 40 times) I have woken up at 4 or 5AM to my brother in my room just sitting on the floor staring at me). Note that the stories I have told do not even begin to scratch the surface of this guys lunacy and aggressiveness. I am going to assume that my opinion will not be well received here but I do not know how much longer I can coddle a 25 year old man. I have a life of my own and it has been halted for the past 2 years because of him. I think it's unfair that there are people who struggle with psychosis naturally and this guy despite having everything given to him on a silver fucking spoon STILL finds a way to ruin his life by constantly taking drugs and self inducing psychosis.
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2023.06.03 06:58 trackjack6 I think I get the lore please confirm or deny
FNAF 1: Mikey boy is trying to i guess free the animatronics in the 90s he's like in his 20s at this point.
FNAF 2: Jeremy boy is fighting for his life as if he just had the taco crunch supreme and there is no toilet nearby. He's also probably the bite of 87 victim idk... But night 7 is fritz smith (Mikey boy?) Who FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND is like "jeez I sorta caused the death of my brother and my father is psychotic maybe I should do some investigating" my guess is he is 20-21 here. Puppet survives.
FNAF 3: a 40 year old Mikey boy tries one last time to free the souls of the animatronics and tries to stop his evil lunatic animatronic possessed father. Purple guy/afton/Springtrap survives
FNAF 4: Mikey boys little bro last days of hallucinations. We find out Mikey boy caused the bite of 83. My guess is this (death of his siblings) guilts Mikey boy into becoming a hero and righting the wrongs of his father.
FNAF 5: Mikey boy (okay ik a lot of ppl say this game takes place sometime in the 80s but I'ma actually guess it takes place shortly after FNAF 1 because Mikey boy sorta has his body jacked up for a bit so I doubt that happens anytime before FNAF 1/2) goes to the old sister location where his sister was sadly murdered like a decade prior (awww he lost both his siblings) and does some investigation. Ends with his being possessed sorta but he ends up throwing them up. Baby/Elizabeth and funtime Freddy survive
FNAF 6: Mikey boys last stand tying up loose ends with his father, sister, puppet/lefty, and molten Freddy. He does... Probably?
FNAF 7: afton survives.... IN CODE and is trying to sorta possess vanny.
FNAF 8: Gregory gets trapped in a mega pizza Plex because he wants to do some investigating and gets involved with a split personality vanny and glitchtrap.
So in order
FNAF 4 FNAF 2 FNAF 1 FNAF 5 FNAF 3 FNAF 6 FNAF 7 FNAF 8
But honestly FNAF 5 can take place anytime between 4 and 3.
Didn't realize how badass Mike was trying to right the wrongs of his father how does no one appreciate this guy for being a true hero.
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2023.06.03 06:57 Much_Kaleidoscope749 Struggling with routines
does anyone else struggle to force themselves to take their medicine? How do you overcome it?
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2023.06.03 06:57 hackjunior Frustrating repeated clogging issues
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This might be a long one. So, I'm a student who is on the budget side. I've been getting back into airbrushing and I've bought a generic no brand airbrush and compressor, like the ones you find on amazon. This is my third airbrush that I bought, the first two I bought in high school broke due to clogging issues and I eventually gave up. I thought that the generic ones will work just as fine as Iwatas and such if I just take care of them.
So ever since I bought my most recent one, I tried giving them extra attention. After each colour swap, I pour water in the pot, swirl it around with a brush and flush. I do this twice before I do backflushing twice and then I pour water in one last time to check if it sprays fine. Almost all the times it does. After I finish painting, I do the same process and then I bathe it in water for a couple hours. Honestly sometimes I forget it's sitting in water for a day or two and then I clean it. I spray it with 99% alcohol and wipe away areas with visible paint with a cotton bud. I've done this for about a month and it has worked fine with Vallejo model air and Mr Hobby Aqueous paints.
So today I tried using Vallejo grey surface primer. I shook it well and poured a bit into the pot and sprayed. It came out the as the thinnest primer known to man. It was like I was spraying water. So I watched a youtube video of someone using the primer and saw that I needed to shake it even more, so I did. And this time it came out too thick and splattery so surely that's not right. I dilute it with two drops of water into the pot, backflush it to mix the water and the primer inside the pot and tried to spray it but now the spray is splotchy, splattery and shooting off to one side. I took the airbrush apart, cleaned it to no avail and at some points it just didn't shoot out anything. I found that it would spray better if I faced the airbrush downwards. At one point I poured water into the pot of the disassembled airbrush and found that the water would not run, so perhaps there is a clog. At that point I just gave up, cleaned it and now I'm here.
This is like the third time this has happened. I buy an generic airbrush, try to take good care of it, eventually get splattery, splotchy sprays (perhaps from clogs) that I cannot resolve. I'm now considering just biting the bullet and getting a $100 Iwata airbrush and an ultrasonic cleaner to overkill the cleaning. What am I doing wrong? Surely there's something I can fix in my cleaning technique to keep my airbrushes alive. It's so frustrating.
TLDR: Airbrushes always end up splattery and splotchy after around a month of use that I cannot resolve. https://preview.redd.it/j87f9ukeiq3b1.jpg?width=2608&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=59fb95b8b639e0cea899daa47e61c7857930b663
2023.06.03 06:56 nicnak56789 Is it weird to not want casual sex as a young guy?
Some background info about me:
I have never been the nerdy or shy guy, not once have i seen myself that way. I was always younger than my friends, due to being born between school years my parents decided to put me in an older grade. I dont regret that they did that at all, i made amazing friends and wouldnt change a thing about my childhood. I would say that I’m more mature than average for my age, i try to be a gentleman, and generally spread positivity. I think i lacked confidence. I know I lacked confidence. Hell I still do, but I’m working on it and I can feel myself growing up. I used to crave being cool, what teenager didnt? But i think i was so obsessed with being someone that im not, that i lost a part of myself. A part that is very dear to me. Im writing this because i can feel that part returning, slowly but steadily, im becoming me. Im excited but extremely scared, because there are parts of me that i dont like.
I still feel like a teenager. Partly due to the fact that covid and immigration has made attending a physical college near to impossible. If you want to know the truth, i did attend college on campus for one whole month. Covid ended that, but I wasnt with people i enjoyed seeing, they were lovely but i felt extremely out of place. Hell, i dont even know who or what I like. Im interested in going to college here (USA), but quite frankly, it scares me and i can’t afford it. The US is different to where Im from (well duh sherlock) but it intimidates me. Almost everyone my age that I have met is just so self shrouded and focused on sex and it truly petrifies me. Im not by any means a non sexual person, but i havent found a person that i wanted to have sex with because i wanted to have sex with them, not just to have sexl Up until recently, ive dreamed of being a douchebag that gets all the girls and has all the friends.
The real post; But thats not what i really want. I want to love someone. With and without sex. In my 6’2 180 pound athletic body hides a scared little man, with more vulnerability than i could possibly imagine. A soft center surrounded by 10 inch steel plates. Ive had sex before, not with only one girl, but once, in total. I was so excited that my moment had arrived, the moment I spend 19 years dreaming of, with a girl a had a crush on no less. But after that moment, I realized how much sex can complicate things. My first thought after losing my virginity, and you can laugh, was “i love you”, the girl was pretty, funny, sweet but I realized immediately that I had no interest in her beyond sex, in fact i think the main reason i pursued her was to feel power over my friends, i hated that, i hated me, and i hate that I have to admit that. I felt like an asshole, i was an asshole. I handled the situation about as well as every romantic situation I’ve encountered(ie not very maturely or well). So much for that dream of being a douchebag huh?
I realized that sex is part of life, and relationships and hatred and love but i think i was valuing it too highly. I crave sex as much as any 21 year old does. But i think im a romantic at heart. I have lost hope in pursuing casual sex (not only because I’m terrible with girls, but because I dont think im a casual sex type of guy). I genuinely want to care about someone and appreciate them. I know they say love finds you, you dont find love. But im scared im wasting my best years away. I go out and party and club every once in a while (usually alone, partly because i dont have many ‘clubbing’ friends but mainly because i want to push myself into being confident.) I havent met a single girl that i like. hey, mainly because im locked away in my room all day but partly because i just get so anxious talking to girls.
I cant wait to be more grown up, an older friend of mine that shared a similar view told me that girls are going to appreciate the fact that i want to be genuine and a gentleman. Just not yet. Girls my age just want to have fun and party and meet cute guys with confidence and bravado, but im not like that. And i think as i get older, ill find girls that are looking for something like me.
I dont know. I feel like an idiot writing all this down, i know that im probably wrong and theres plenty of people my age that feel the same way. I just feel a tad lost. If you managed to read this far, thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to ‘listen’
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2023.06.03 06:56 Classic_Yam_7528 Anybody else get this feeling after being on the other side for what feels to be too long?
Does anyone else after so long of breaking through get negative thoughts? Like when I breakthrough and keep taking more hits to sustain the trip, a entity of some sort tells me in my head, hey you’ve been in here for too long. Almost as if it’s their home and I’ve overstayed my welcome you know? They seem to get angry and even the hallucinations tend to get violent, like for example the other day I did this and I closed my eyes and everything was good until everything I was seeing morphed into knives and just came at me super fast and freaked me out. It’s not even something I’ll be thinking myself, so I’m curious if anyone else experiences this? Talking about strictly the freebase form of DMT.
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2023.06.03 06:56 Damemischicles My boyfriend (m48) ignores me (f47) after not seeing each other for a while. What should I do?
I feel like maybe I’m over reacting but my gut feeling is telling me not to settle with this person.
He’s a nice guy and we both have our lives together. We both have our own house, jobs, etc. Also neither of us have small kids or economic issues like card debt and all that stuff. We both have our quirks, habits and obviously are not perfect but try to be better persons and avoid committing the same mistakes that we made in the past.
We live away from each other and see each other a couple times a month for a few days since our jobs allows to to stay at each others homes for extended periods of time. However, I feel that when we get together the first day after weeks of not being together, there is not the excitement that it used to be at the beginning of our relationship. I feel like he doesn’t try to court me at all and even though we have a good time together as friends, I don’t feel romantic connection even though I want to feel closer romantically to him.
After a busy day of driving to my home, in his case, I feel like he just wants to come home and sleep. He doesn’t even make an effort to shower, brush teeth or get comfortable to fool around and snuggle in bed together. He’s just there, fully clothed on my bed that I cleaned and got ready to connect after a busy day. I think I deserve better. Also, nagging at him to get ready and take care of himself to be together seems like a project for me. Almost like being the mother of a grown up man.
I’m frustrated and annoyed that I took a shower, smell good, shaved and went to get in the mood to be closer and he doesn’t have the same consideration with me after two weeks of being apart. What should I do? He does this often and I have asked him to make an effort to at least brush his teeth before going to bed with me. We have been together for a year. He’s a good guy but I don’t know in what other way tell him to make an effort. How else can I make him understand that we both have to work on being better partners?
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2023.06.03 06:56 Plastic-Delay-85 Please how long does it take for step 2 results to be out?
I'm seeing something like 2months? Please God hope it isn't true?
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2023.06.03 06:55 Saint-Farkas Have about 10 hours in
I understand war. Make my color take over map. Wtf is does coring do and I am struggling hard understanding trade
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2023.06.03 06:55 IntelligentPrompt449 Cave Factory
I know this sounds bad on my part but does anyone know any duplication glitches that I could do on the modpack Cave Factory. I am really tired of mining for iron and constantly trying to get all these different ores and everything. If you have any that would be greatly appreciated, Also I know it is morally wrong but honestly i have done so much work and Im tired of it. Also I am on a server powered by Aternos. Anything helps, please.
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2023.06.03 06:54 melWud Where is time going?
I'm juggling quite a few responsibilities at the moment, working two jobs (one full time and an hourly freelance gig), and trying to push forward a music career, so I'm trying to squeeze a lot of stuff into my days. I try to workout 2-3 a week (no weights-body weight training and/or yoga), meditate, journal, and cook for myself at least a few times so I don't end up getting delivery every day. I also try to go out every so often as I've found my mental health, as a social person, is heavily reliant on the amount of time I spend around others. I probably go out 2-3 times a week.
I've been tracking my time to see where all my time goes. And I'm finding that the amount of work I think I'm doing is not accurate. I can barely get any work done for my two jobs, amassing an average of 10 hours of focused work every week, and about 2-3 hours of musicianship or music administration stuff. My exercise/yoga/meditation practices are probably only 3-4. So it's looking like I'm only really "doing something" for 17 hours every week.
I sleep about 9 hours every night, and obviously shower and cook. But things aren't quite adding up to me. Whenever I've heard about other people reaching for their goals, they're always like "I worked for 60 hours every week" to get to my goal. I don't wanna work like that because that's excessive, but it makes me feel a little weird. I'd like to know I can at least get 40 hours of work in, including all the wellness stuff I do.
I feel really frustrated with myself. I've blocked off social media from my phone, to only let me use it 45 minutes out of the day. But I still play Youtube videos in the background while I work, as it makes me feel less alone in my apartment. Sometimes I feel really anxious and end up on Reddit because it helps me distract myself. So I'm guessing these two social networks I keep open (Youtube and Reddit) are taking up more time than I think.
I just feel like I'm stuck in a weird cycle of wanting to get more work done, but then feeling stressed and anxious when I'm working and resorting to social media for comfort, so I don't get as much done. Blocking off things only does so much when I'm not feeling good.
I want to be more productive, be less stressed, and have more energy throughout my day. What are some things that have helped people with this?
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2023.06.03 06:54 x1ww What’s the benefit of doing a placement year rather than simply taking a year out to work?
The only difference I see is that with a placement year you still have to pay the uni £2000 for some reason. Can any uni staff comment on why you still need to pay that fee even though you’re not at the uni? What does the uni actually do for you whilst you’re on your placement?
Is it common for unis to let their students pause their studies/temporarily withdraw in the middle of their degree? Mine does.
Similarly, what’s the point of doing a year abroad when, again, you could just take a year out and go to the country yourself? I know that historically you could get Erasmus grants or something but as far as I’m aware that doesn’t exist anymore.
(My course doesn’t offer placement yeayear abroad so excuse me if I’m just being dumb)
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