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Having a bad day today(16 posts)

Having a bad day todayWagnerite
Sep 20, 2001 7:31 PM
just found out that i'm absolutely ineligeable for employment because i'm on student visa studying to be a teacher in US. Since my subject is in the arts, there are few jobs out there, and everybody and their brother is competing for them. All this after a MA and teaching credential program. I thought so cal was short on teachers! Trying to "LEGALLY" become an US citizen is pretty difficult.

any immigration lawyers out there?

also, got a parking ticket.

girlfriend left a rude message on my voice mail.

friend's sister is being physically abused by her husband

same friend is having problems dealing with the death of both parents.

just having a bad day. a really, really, really bad day.
I thought this was a cycling forum. Guess not. nmAllen az
Sep 20, 2001 9:20 PM
I thought this was a cycling forum. Guess not. nmAvanti Guy
Sep 20, 2001 10:49 PM
It is, so thats why my advice is on topic...
Go for a long bike ride :)...
no bikeWagnerite
Sep 20, 2001 11:28 PM
month and a half ago, i got T boned by a car that turn left in front of me.

i didn't t-bone the car. the car T-BONED me!!

so my bike is being built-up now. so currently.... no bike..and a fractured tailbone. Only comfortable seat in the house is THE SEAT.
no wonder you're having a bad day.Spinchick
Sep 21, 2001 3:59 AM
Hope you have many issues of Bicycling mag around.
Find the "self=pity forum"...davidl
Sep 21, 2001 4:43 AM
stay off the cycling forum this cr@p. Go for a bikeride down to your nearest Army recruiter and enlist. Maybe you can get in that way.
Way to be empathetic! (nm)Len J
Sep 21, 2001 4:47 AM
Never Mind ! There IS a bike connectiondavidl
Sep 21, 2001 7:07 AM
Please excuse the direct hit. I'm on a rampage about non-cycling stuff on the forum. Now that there's a cycling connection evident, there's room for empathy: I hope your day improves - better luck tomorrow.
Rx=ride nmDog
Sep 21, 2001 5:31 AM
What? The porcelain bus?MB1
Sep 21, 2001 5:34 AM
Got busted bike and a busted tail bone. Maybe get some TDF videos.
borrow bike and ride out of saddle-no excuses :-) nmDog
Sep 21, 2001 5:38 AM
Maybe a 'bent. Now that you insist. nmMB1
Sep 21, 2001 5:43 AM
re: Having a bad day todayTom C
Sep 21, 2001 6:27 AM
As I watch the capital markets of the world eddy down the toilet to the accompaniment of pep talks, I suspect you'll have much company soon. It will take a little time though, the $3.50 caffe lattes go first then the $65 tires and voila! everybody will be having a bad day.
This too will pass......Len J
Sep 21, 2001 6:56 AM
My experience is that things come in waves, it sounds like you've been hit with a doozie. Hang in there.

The only thing you have any control over is how you deal with it. How do you want to deal with it? How would you deal with it if you wanted to feel good about how you dealt with it? Use this as a guide. It works for me when I'm feeling overwhelmed

Good luck & hope you feel better.

Any goal worth reaching is unreachable.nee Spoke Wrench
Sep 21, 2001 7:00 AM
I can assure you that none of the guys who posted responses rides as fast as they would like to and they never will. They do know, however, that bicycling is the most fair thing they will do all day. If they ride a little more, they get a litle bit better. Ride a little less and they slip back. It's one thing that you can always take positive steps to control. If, for any reason you can't ride, do whatever you can, however insignificant, to maintain your fitness. Every little bit counts.

Most of life is less fair. We don't always get to see how our efforts are helping us creep closer to any goal. Every tiny little positive thing we do, however, regardless how insignificant it seems, gets recorded in the ledgerbook. Every little bit counts.

The guys who posted know that they will never reach their ultimate bicycling goal. As they ride more, however, they get to celebrate lots of little interim goals along the way. They become more positive and enthusiastic and more fun to be around. They make more friends and other parts of their lives become better too.

I think that they gave you some real good advice. If you can't ride, do whatever you can today. Every little bit counts.
Spoke Wrench, I Like That Advice A Lot! (nm)Jon
Sep 21, 2001 8:10 AM