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Framily: The FSU Reddit Page
2012.09.27 08:08 MTrigs Framily: The FSU Reddit Page
Yeah...'Framily' is legit the dumbest term EVER but 'FSU' was already taken (stupid Florida...). So yeah! This a page where you can post ANYTHING about Framingham that you want! Got a funny meme? Post it! Want to post a picture?! Post it! Want to show the world that huge growth on your butt?! Don't...just don't...But you get the idea!
2023.04.01 06:46 mkiwi99 Does anyone know where to find this Ghost in the Shell shirt that Joey's wearing?
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2023.04.01 06:44 gkyer How bad of an idea is to bring a guitar to a concert? Lol
Basically, I’ll be seeing Gojira on September on their Mega Monsters Tour, I got lucky enough to get 3rd row tickets and meet and greet package.
So I’m still wondering what should I bring to get signed, I was thinking of a shirt but I can’t really think of a shirt worth of their signatures, or a Vinyl, but I think a vinyl might get busted on the concert. So I was thinking, why not just put my guitar on my backpack and have that signed?
Do you guys think it’ll be a lot on my way on the concert? Or maybe someone trying to steal it lol idk, If so, what would you bring and get signed?.
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2023.04.01 06:43 justlurking1978 Casual Boob
Hey lovely people- First of all thank you for the help and advice I have found in all of your posts. Sending love and healing thoughts to all of you. I am hoping for a recommendation for what I would call a ‘casual boob’ prosthetic, for lack of a better word. I am since 36 c- had a right side mastectomy.
I have a great prosthetic that is the heft and shape of my other breast that fits in the pocket of several bras. I also have a ‘poof’ that slips into some pocketed tank tops that I wear under other shirts. Different size and ‘heft’ but work in a pinch if I’m just walking the dogs and don’t want to wear the special bras. I want a third ‘casual’ option- lightweight, adheres directly to my chest that I wear around the house under a ‘jammie’ shirt. Just for me, my wife has adjusted much better than I have to the change. She calls my flat side my athletic side- lol and genuinely doesn’t seem impacted by the imbalance. I want something simple and casual to pop on under my pajamas or whatnot so that when I look down I don’t have a visual reminder that I have cancer. I 100% get that in the grand scheme of things this is superficial. But mentally, for me I would find it helpful. Any recommendations?
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2023.04.01 06:40 SubstantialBite788 Freestyle Camping is Not a Good Idea
I used to pitch my tent wherever. If it looked interesting, I was setting up camp. I kept a tent at the ready in my trunk. There’s nothing exciting about a park; there’s no adventure in that. I didn’t camp out near someone’s house or anything like that, but I have found myself in some precarious situations. The worst yet, happened in East Tennessee.
I was traveling back to campus after spring break. There’s a spot of hills that I’ve always thought interesting. Between those hills runs a long valley. As I drive back and forth between Knoxville and Nashville, I always tell myself that I’m going to camp in that spot, but I never do it. I’m always pressed for time. I never leave in time though. Class is always the next day. Lost in music, I started ruminating on how boring my life had become. To hell with it, I was going to do it. I didn’t much care to do Calculus at eight in the morning anyway. I could afford to miss one day.
I pulled over to the side of the interstate, got my tent and backpack, and started hiking downhill to the valley. It was still early afternoon. The sun was still high enough in the sky to illuminate my way. The vegetation was thick. There was no human-made trail, no way to easily traverse the terrain. As I hiked through the briars and whipping branches, I reminded myself to buy a machete for instances such as these.
I found a perfect spot under a thicket of red cedars, with a nice flat area and no undergrowth. I pitched my tent and laid out my sleeping bag. I didn’t carry much on these excursions. I had a backpack with some crackers, a knife, lighter and a flashlight. It was usually a one-night affair and I’m gone the next morning. I spent most of the day exploring, but on this occasion, I was a little late. My main desire was to hike to the top of the largest hill to see the view and discover what was on the other side.
It took me about an hour and a half to make it up the hill. There on the other side was a wide expanse of nothing but trees. It looked like a green shag carpet rolled out across the landscape. I noticed directly at the bottom of the hill was an old wooden shed. What an odd place for a shed. The sun was farther down but I still had time to check it out.
I descended down to the other side of the hill, with a little haste. I wanted to make it back to my tent before it got too dark, but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. My curiosity piqued. I was excited for some adventure. I got to the shed, opened the door and walked straight in without surveying the inside first. I felt the earth beneath my feet give way, my gut lifting up as if on a roller coaster, and then fell hard to the ground, breaking my tibia. The pain was excruciating. I rolled around in agony, feeling the dirt and rocky bottom. I looked up and realized I had fallen down into a deep hole, not so deep that I couldn’t see the shed walls. The shed was only big enough to encompass and hide the hole. The hole seemed to be about twenty feet deep, no way to climb out and escape. There was still enough light to see up top, but down in the hole it was dark.
“We’re dead. You know that don’t you?”
I was startled. Someone else was down in the hole with me. I grabbed my flashlight out of my backpack. There on the other side of the hole was a young woman. Her whole being- body, face, and clothes were filthy with dirt and grime. Her lips were dried up and cracked.
“You almost hit me. Watch where you’re falling next time,” she said with a weak chuckle.
“How long have you been here?”
“I don’t know. I’m in and out of consciousness. Sometimes I wake up and think I’m home in bed, then realize I’m in this damned hole.”
“How did you get here?”
“I was abducted… and you?”
“I was camping and found this shed.”
She laughed. “So, you saw a creepy shed in the woods and went to see what was inside. Man, you’re a dumb fuck.”
“There’s no way out of here?”
“No, I’ve tried. Nothing we can do. I know you’re hurt pretty bad. I heard your leg snap as you fell. Man, what a sound. I hate to say this, but I’m glad you’re here though. I was getting lonely. I don’t mean I want you to go through what I’ve been through. I mean, I’m just glad you’re not him. Well, might as well introduce myself since we’re going to be spending a lot of time together. My name is Mary.” She widened her eyes and tilted her head forward, trying to evoke a response.
My leg was bent awkwardly, but no bone was exposed. Even though there was just me and Mary in the hole there were piles of clothing, a thrift store in the middle of the woods. I grabbed some blue jeans and a tee shirt. I tied it tight around my shin. I didn’t know how to make a tourniquet or even if I should. I just wanted to stabilize my leg the best I could.
There was an uneasy silence. What do you talk about when you are trapped in a hole?
“Him… you said him. It’s just the one guy?”
“Yeah, but I don’t know if I would call him a guy.”
“What do you mean?”
“What do you mean? Does he come down into the hole?”
“Yes, and he takes you out of the hole and does things to you… experiments.”
“Then that’s our chance. That’s our only chance, is to knock the shit out of this fucker and get out of here. He’s not expecting me. He doesn’t know I’m down here.”
I started formulating a plan. There were enough clothes that I could hide underneath, and I had my knife.
“Mary, I want you to move forward. I’ll pack some clothes behind you. I’ll be buried underneath with my knife. You lean back on that pile… you know like you had made yourself a comfortable little bed or something. Ok?” She nodded her head. “When does he usually come?”
“I don’t know but it’s pretty regular.”
“How does he get down here?”
“He has a rope ladder.”
“Is he big? Have you ever tried to fight him… to escape?”
“No, he has some…” she hesitated, “some kind of power. It freezes me. I can’t move. I hear a ringing in my head and then I’m paralyzed. Don’t let him see you. We’ll know when he’s approaching. There’s always a humming sound and a clicking.”
I wasn’t believing anything she was saying. She had been trapped in a dark hole for who knows how long. She was losing her mind, starved of vital nutrients. Her imagination had started to create a different reality for her, one that I was unwilling to participate in.
I laid against the wall of the hole on my side. My broken leg was throbbing, as it was laying on the floor with my other leg on top. I couldn’t switch around though. I had to be facing the side the hole he would be climbing down. Mary threw a bunch of the clothing on top of me, leaving my face exposed so that I could breathe and not get too hot. I held my knife up to my chest. It was the old-fashioned survival knife, with a compass on the handle. I had long since lost the matches and string that came with the knife, tucked away in the hollow of the handle. But for my present purposes, the blade was, hopefully, all I needed. Mary leaned back against me. We waited.
After a while, I heard a humming and a clicking. The thought ran through my head that maybe Mary wasn’t crazy after all.
“I know. Go ahead and cover my face.”
The humming subsided, but the clicking grew louder. I heard the door open, then the unrolling of the rope ladder with the wooden rungs tapping out a rhythm as it fell to the floor of the hole. Mary started to whimper in fear. I heard the man make his way down and then the thump of his feet as he jumped to the bottom. The hole lit up with a blue light. I felt Mary’s body go limp and then I felt her lifted up off of me. I slowly, quietly pushed away the shirt that was covering my face.
The man had his back towards me with Mary slumped over his shoulder. He was about to climb up out of the hole. He wasn’t that tall, but thick like a Neanderthal. He wore all black, with a long sleeve turtle-neck shirt. He was bald, but the oddest thing was where the blue light was emanating from. What skin I could see, on his head and his irregularly long hands, was glowing blue.
I was scared as hell. What was I about to tangle with? Yet, I knew now more than ever this was our only chance. I let him climb a few rungs before I sprung out and hobbled as fast as I could to the other side of the hole. He didn’t hear me. I know I had made too much noise, but he never reacted. I shoved my knife into his lower back. The clicking grew loud. I grabbed his shirt and yanked him down the ladder, pulling my knife out of his back, and thrusting it in the back of his neck. Mary fell hard to the ground.
He turned his head revealing large black eyes, devoid of pupils. He didn’t have a nose. His mouth was huge with mandibles projecting from each side. The mandibles fluttered angrily, clicking and humming, increasing in frequency. He, or it, pushed me to the ground, pulling my knife out of his neck and throwing it to the ground. It looked into my eyes, making a hypnotic contact that I could not shake. I heard a ringing in my head and my body went limp. I had no control over my limbs. I was frozen to the bottom of the hole, my plan unraveling.
Everything was a haze. I was barely cognizant of my surroundings so I don’t know when or how Mary regained consciousness, but I could see her sneaking toward the knife. My vision was blurry. I was fighting to not to pass out. I saw Mary get the knife and move quickly toward the being. She grabbed a handful of dirt and slung it at his head. He turned and she landed the knife in his face. He pivoted back toward me, and I could see she had stabbed him directly in one of his eyes. Black and crimson fluid streamed down his face. I could feel my body again, slowly able to move my limbs. I got up as fast as my recovering body would allow and started towards the ladder.
“Go Mary. Go, go, go. Get the hell out of here!”
She went up first and I followed pushing her in the rear as we went up. We were half-way when I felt him grab my broken leg. I shrieked; the pain was unbearable. I instinctively kicked with my other leg and landed a shot to his mouth, breaking off one of his mandibles. The creature fell back down into the hole. Mary and I made it out of the hole and quickly pulled up the ladder.
The creature recovered from its fall. Realizing it was trapped, it tried frantically to climb up the wall. I was relieved to see that it didn’t have any power of flight or levitation or some other weird alien power that would get him out of the hole. Mary and I watched as the blue shimmer of light banged against the walls, like a firefly stuck in a mason jar. There was nothing to do but leave it there and hope it starved to death.
It took forever, but we finally made it to my car. Mary drove me to the nearest hospital. She called the police and told them that we had escaped from an assailant with long black hair and a big bushy beard. I don’t know what else she could say. Who would believe the truth? She pushed the officials in a different direction from the shed, claiming that we had escaped from a house somewhere about ten miles from the actual location. I suspected she knew more than what she was saying, or even more than what she had told me. Maybe she knew that the creature would no longer be there, that something would have come and retrieved him. I don’t know. I do know that I never travel that way anymore and I sure as hell don’t ever go camping. Gaming is all the adventure I need.
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2023.04.01 06:38 mackenzieparadis the shirt is so cute in person too 🤭
2023.04.01 06:35 Banzai237 What can i do now…
So it’s been about 6 weeks since my girlfriend broke up with me. I was completely blindsided and it was a soul-crushing experience. I was completely down for the first two weeks, then I eventually sprung back and started recovering. Eventually I became good enough. However i had a lot of time to reflect and think about how our relationship could’ve steered in a different direction and I kept on hoping…I texted her about 3 weeks ago today wishing her good luck before finals and wishing her a good spring break. She replied by thanking me and sent good wishes to me as well. That small interaction propelled the little hope i had of reuniting with her. Then, before school resumed, i texted her again and asked if she’d be down to meet up and talk. That was a week ago today and she’s ghosted me since then. But now, i just realized today that she had unfollowed me on instagram and removed me as a follower (her page is private again to me), and has probably blocked me from messaging her. This crushed my soul even more, essentially killing every last bit of hope i had about reuniting. I shouldn’t have texted and i feel empty and worthless. I think I’m reverting back to my depressed self.
We had gotten each other gifts, and she got me a bunch of shirts which I really loved and wore them frequently. When we broke up, we returned our various stuff, but we kept our gifts. After the breakup, i kept those gifts and kept on wearing the shirts (mostly because of the hope I still had). Now i don’t know if i still can keep on using those gifts, cause they just remind me about her and make me cry all the time. What can i do about the gifts, cause I can’t just throw them away and i can’t even give them back to her now :/
I am so broken…it almost feels like we just broke up again and the wound which had been healing got reopened. 💔
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2023.04.01 06:33 dethcup my complete bay faction collection :)
maybe this is the right sub, maybe not….but this is the biggest subtle flex in my collection. demo 7”, lp1, tour shirts, and a signed florida guilt
miss these guys forever 💌
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2023.04.01 06:30 SailorHomeworld ISO Controversial Turquoise ‘I have Crippling Anxiety’ Shirt (Release date 8/11/2020)
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I actually do have crippling social anxiety and have obsessively searched for this EXACT shirt in this EXACT color, as a comfort item since it’s release. Was sold out when I tried Teddy Fresh back then, and the search is becoming a really unhealthy coping mechanism. I will pay a reasonable price for this, just not $125+ I’ve seen on the very rare occasions I’ve seen this on EBay and other sites. Plz Help. submitted by SailorHomeworld to TeddyFreshMarketplace [link] [comments]
2023.04.01 06:24 DaytonDoes The Chronicles Of Foot Beard
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Hello fellow readers, today I bring you a story of my own design. Today I bring you the neck beard fan fiction of a monster dubbed “ The Foot Beard ” (dramatic duh duh duh plays). I am fairly new to Reddit but am a long time fan of the great scientist and bearded king the mighty ReddX! Ever since I heard the story’s of less believable beards and the man himself saying he would read a beard fanfic if given one. With it actually forthcoming with it being a beard fan fic. I do want to start off with a few warnings!
Number 1 this story will contain content that will make you cringe or feel great disgust. So before continuing put that nice grilled cheese away before it come back up. This story contains stuff about a particular kink known as the Foot fetish.
Number 2, this beard you will hate him by the end of the saga. He is going to be loosely based on a real person from my past. His name will be different then his actual name to protect the bearded and non bearded.
Number 3, this is my first ever post. It’s going to have a lot and I mean a lot of errors, please let me know if theres anything I need to fix or change. I hope to make this story a 5 part saga for y’all to enjoy. I am also writing this on mobile so please forgive the formatting.
Now with all that out of the way let’s dive deep into this story starting off with the cast list!
Your humble narrator of the story shall be me, Skylar Hunter or SK. A average height female with a flat chest and no ass. I like to wear black leather jackets. A knee length pleated skirt and purple open toe flats. Long brown hair with purple tips.
The beards squish of the story will be Lexi Torrington or LE. Lexi is a tall girl at 6 foot 2, she has a curvy body but prefers to wear baggy clothes and thick black combat boots. She prefers to keep to her self and practice drawing animals and robots.
The Beard, the Beard is named Anthony King code named the foot beard or AK. Anthony isn’t your average beard, he’s a skinny fat kid. He is skinny but has zero strength at all. He had a beard that looked Like he shaved his pits then glued it on with pimple puss from the sheer amount of angry little white heads in his beard. smell wise he all ways smelled like he was being trailed by the smell of corn chips and rank as H$#& fecal matter. He often wears anime shirts such as Wyvern Z or attack on big people. Anthony always carry’s around a binder that he never lets anyone see the contents of.
Narrators best friend, Skylar is best friends with a boy named Jasper Franklin or JA. Jasper and Skylar are thick as thieves, having been friends since elementary. Jasper is a well built athlete who’s calling is lacrosse. He wears lots of sport clothes and even during the night and indoors has sunglasses on or rest on his head.
Now that we have our main cast let’s get started!
Our story starts off on a Monday, I had just woken up for high school for my senior year. The first day back from summer break, I lived in a apartment with Jasper after a falling out with my parents. We got ready and left to go to school at Roderick high school. We had the same first class together being AP-3D a art class where we chose a particular study in Fine Arts. Mine was in clay while jaspers was in metal working. Once we got to class we sat down and noticed a new kid sitting at our table.
SK: “ hey you new here? “
AK: “ huh, what? “
Anthony was deeply focused on his binder but closed it to look up at who was talking to him. he slammed his binder closed with enough force to shake the whole table. When he spoke he sounded like he had been smoking a pack a day even though he looked only 16.
SK: ” I asked are you new here? I’ve not seen you before. My names Skylar “
AK: “ oh, uh yea. I just moved here a week ago, my name is Anthony. What’s your study in? “
SK: “ mine is in clay and how to incorporate play features while keeping the clay strong enough that it won’t break. What’s yours? “
AK: “ uh… it’s private “
Both me and Jasper look at each other confused at why he said it’s private. Just after he finishes talking the bell rings and class starts. The teacher came in and sat at his desk and went through attendance before announcing.
Teach: “ alright class welcome back I see lots of old faces and a few new ones. All y’all returners treat the new kids nicely. Show them how we do things in here and be the role models I taught you to be. Y’all are dismissed to go start your portfolios “
SK: “ so Anthony do you need any help with anything? “
AK: “ can you show me where the drawing utensils are? “
SK: “ yea I can show ya! “
We get up and walk over to the counter that has all the charcoal pencils, blending tools, erasers and sharpener. As we walk I glance back to see him obviously staring at my shoes. I shrug it off as him just liking my shoes or my nail polish. As I’m standing there next to him I catch a whiff of his stench. The mildly suffocating smell of corn chips and half baked feces that had been sitting out on the sidewalk for hours but was still moist hit me like a 18 wheeler in a china shop.
AK: “ heh, uh thanks for the help Skylar. “
SK: “ no problem. Just ask… if you need anything “
As I walked back to my seat a little wobbly from lack of untainted oxygen. little did I know what can of worms I had opened. as I sat down Jasper looks at me with look of mild concern at how unstable I was.
JA: “ woah dude you alright? You look like your gonna pass out “
SK: “ yea know pig pen from the peanuts? “
JA: “ yea, why? “
SK: “ Anthony, he has a poopy corn chip smell aura like pig pens dirt cloud. God that s#$& was rank! “
JA: ” Woah dude really? All I saw was him drooling while staring at your shoes “
As I sat there trying to regain my composure, Anthony walked up grabbed his stuff and moved to sit where my feet could be seen by him. I absent mindedly was playing with my shoes under the table not realizing I was giving Anthony the show he craved. All the while he was drawing my feet plaint with my flats. I began to sketch out my first project when Jasper bumped my elbow. He gestured to Anthony who now was on his phone and looked like he was seeing the greatest thing ever. He had the face of those people who like a certain age group of people. That look of pure unbridled ecstasy. I then whisper to Jasper.
SK: “ is he doing what I think he is doing “
JA: “ I think he is… “
At this point in time we both were thinking he was looking at porn. But as I slide my feet back into my shoe I see his face switch to disappointment. I then realize it’s not porn, this stinky ass little creep was recording my feet! A scowl forms that would send even the most terrifying drill Sargent running the other way.
SK: “ that creeps recording my feet! “
JA: “ how can you tell? “
SK: “ watch this and his face! “
I then slip my feet back out of my shoes and wiggle my toes, Anthony’s face lights up like a Christmas tree. His phone pops back up focused right on my feet. I then slip my shoes back on, his phone drops and he is disappointed again.
SK: “ see he’s staring at my feet and recording them! “
JA: “ well damn he really is “
Just then the bell rings and everyone leaves to go to there next class. I don’t have the same class next with Jasper so I have to wait till lunch to talk to him about it further. Before I could confront the creep he was gone so I left it at that. Once lunch roles round I meet up with Jasper who is talking to Lexi.
SK: “ hey Lexi it’s been so long! How have you been “
LE: “ hey sky, I’ve been good you? “
SK: “ well, was good but some creep was recording me in Art “
LE: “ I’m sorry to hear that. On a brighter note some guy from school asked me out on a date! He’s like so hot! His name is Anthony “
Both me and Jasper look at each other with a face of pure shock. as we talk the bell rings for our next class we all depart to our classes.
That’s all for now folks but stay tuned to find out if the creep filming Skylar is the same Anthony going on a date with Lexi. I hope y’all enjoy the story and want me to keep going, if It gets enough support I’ll keep going and pound out the next part asap also ReddX I hope you read this
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2023.04.01 06:24 thethugbaker Is there nobody out there making decent flecktarn pants?
I really wanted a flecktarn BDU set, so I ordered a $600 set of flecktarn clothing from UFPro. The Striker XT Gen 2 pants, and the matching shirt.
The pants are terrible. They are super baggy, so baggy that the kneepads are borderline unsafe to use. There's zero way to tighten the fit unlike Crye's had for decades. All their other models have the same issue.
I'm returning the pants but don't want to give up on Flecktarn. I'm wondering if there's anyone else out that making flecktarn pants that fit well. I know of Helikon Tex, but they don't have adjustment for the fit either.
Should I just switch to MC Tropic so I can use Crye pants?
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2023.04.01 06:24 WhiteGirlSays For Ethan peep the shirt
2023.04.01 06:23 SomeRandomDavid Official Tron Legacy shirt with the bots doing goofy action poses.
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As the title says... I thought I'd share since I don't think the art was used anywhere else. Bought this in Australia in late 2010- early 2011 when the movie was out. submitted by SomeRandomDavid to DaftPunk [link] [comments]
Did anyone else grab one of these back in the day?
2023.04.01 06:23 PsychopathicPhantom St. Louis Cardinals Emo night
2023.04.01 06:21 laps95 March empties
2023.04.01 06:16 euharae HELP!
My whites are heavily soiled. So I used Zonrox Floral Bleach to soak them. After a while, they turned pink. I tried washing them but I can't seem to get the pinkish color of my whites off. What to do? I soaked half of my favorite white shirts. 😭
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2023.04.01 06:15 wandishwanderer Dark Academia Left Up(?)
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Welcome to the explanation section! I'm new to the keys and might have some thoughts that are dissonant with the actual system so I apologize in advance. submitted by wandishwanderer to RitaFourEssenceSystem [link] [comments]
I believe I'm left-up, I'm happiest when I feel like I'm communicating who I am and being intimidating. I'm still working out which of Rita's other keywords I like the most, but a term I often aspire to is "fae prince" which seems supremely left up (to me) and is also guiding this styling.
The goal is to create a kind of sleek but dissonant elegance and hubris. The light flowly element of the silk shirt vs the more rugged jacket. The silver shirt vs the gold accessories. I like how the very limited color pallet also suggests a lack of care, almost, but then it's surrounded by intricate details. The tiny difference between the textures on the shoes. I also like how the bag stands almost by itself, different from the rest of the outfit, a impression of "silver and gold and power is what I am but school is what I'm doing right now".
2023.04.01 06:14 SilverPlaqueVII The Easter egg symbolism and behind the meaning of the “We The Ones” logo.
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As nobody mentioned this here, this logo here has a meaning and description. The first element is based off from “EC F'N W” shirts while the font is the same from the “Eat Sleep Conquer Repeat” shirts that Lesnar wore, as Paul Heyman both owned ECW and managed Brock Lesnar in the 2010s. Another element included is the Samoan pattern, representing the Anoa’i family. This is how I found the Easter eggs behind the We The Ones logo. submitted by SilverPlaqueVII to Wrasslin [link] [comments]
2023.04.01 06:14 DreadJonasOfAvondale Wow...S2E2
So... Shauna was the one who thought Jackie al Fresco was something Dead Jackie wanted them to do...Knew that the cremation pile would become a barbecue pit, but still...
- Kevin Tran is a wicked smart cop. Everyone has a secret and he uses a deceptive way to get the goods. It will be interesting to see how Shauna gets out of the web he's spinning. Bonus points if he gets his hands on the charred driver's license
- The look Taissa gave Simone just before the accident was malignant anger bordering on hate. Too many uppers, too much caffeine, too little sleep have made Taissa an even bigger head case
- The Brawl Over The Body. Seeing Teen Jackets tear into each other over Shauna's chat and makeover sessions with Dead Jackie.
The Truly Creepy:
- The Greco-Roman Gluttony imagery as they are feasting on Cajun-style Jackie
- The Lottie vision while Travis and Nat are doing the horizontal Mambo
What to Watch in the Days Ahead:
- Who's next on the menu?
- Callie. What's gonna happen when she realizes she's a stooge in Kevin's trap? How uh, close do she and Undercover Cop get to going under covers? Callie may hate her folks, but they're family. Being used by the cops is likely to have consequences Detective Tran may not expect
- The Bloody Shirt. What happens if Javi's alive?How does Teen Nat get around it?
Those are.my thoughts. How about you?
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2023.04.01 06:13 ThePinkBengal Tiny brown larvae found on shirt??
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Howdy all, I found this tiny brown larvae on a shirt I just bought new from the store — what is it?? It was very difficult to photograph clearly due to its tiny size (penny for scale in second photo). Found in southwest Virginia, USA. Thanks for your help! submitted by ThePinkBengal to whatsthisbug [link] [comments]
2023.04.01 06:13 Red_Mist-Throwaway My little sister (15F) is accusing me (20M) of abuse, after I slapped her in self-defense. Parents of Reddit, I could really use your input right now.
My little sister, Yuri (15F) takes part in her school's track and field team. Last week, the team has resumed practice, in the warmer spring weather. During that week, I (20M) was home from college, and one day I drove to Yuri’s school to pick her up after her track and field practice. When I got to her school, I was completely dismayed to see that Yuri was wearing nothing but very short shorts and an overly low-cut, spaghetti strap sports bra that left nothing to the imagination. She was just sitting on the bench waiting for me, using a towel to wipe her sweat off her back and chest. I think she was intentionally trying to be as provocative and inappropriate in front of me as possible. I’m always very protective of Yuri, and I always worry about creeps looking at her the wrong way.
I walked up to her, and she greeted me cheerfully. She told me that she missed me, because it had been a full year since I was last home from college. I immediately told her that she was dressed so inappropriately, and that she needed to put on a damn shirt. I told her that she was acting too provocatively in front of me. She got weirded out, and told me that I was the one who was acting inappropriately. So we exchanged a few nasty words, and after a few minutes, Yuri whimpered a bit and threw her water bottle and towel at me. She was the one who instigated the violence, so I responded by slapping her in the face. Then I grabbed her arm and dragged her to the car.
On the drive home, I chewed my little sister out, and she just sat in the passenger seat, crying silently. Even in the car, she still hadn’t put on a shirt yet, so I admonished her for that as well, and she cried even harder. I don’t regret anything I did that day, because once again, she’s the one who started the violence.
Yuri eventually told my parents about our little fight, and now I am no longer welcome at my own family house. My father told me that maybe some day, he will want to see me again. But until then, if I ever reach out to Yuri or my parents, he warned me that he will call the cops. My father is a retired Marine Corps vet, so I know that if I piss him off, he will kick my ass. Additionally, Yuri has blocked me on Facebook and her phone. What am I to do now?
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2023.04.01 06:12 CombinationLatter540 My gym teacher is pissing me off
I’m a minor in gym class and my teacher is romanticizing me with another minor student. I’m aware teachers ship some students but I don’t like her for doing this. This all started when the guy hit my face with the ball by accident, and I chased him around the gym for it, and she yelled at us before I could get a hold of him. Me and the guy talk and are chill with each other, but not exactly friends yk? And we don’t have crushes on eachother. I chased him around the gym again another day because he hit my friends with the ball by accident also. That’s when she said things like “you guys just like eachother” or “he loves you chasing him because he likes you” I denied it because that definitely isn’t true. She kept pushing it though with the accusations tho Today the guy told me that she wanted to talk with him after class that day to say “I know (my name) likes you. Do you like her back?”. This is the part where I’m mad at it for many reasons. If you thought I liked him why would you tell my feelings? How come you’re 40 years old and doing to much for some “silly crushes”? This is also a teacher that nags about my “inappropriate shirts” even though I have a jacket (they’re only tangtops) and a teacher that doesn’t do anything when another guy assaulting me when I come to her. Luckily him and I have the same last name, so I’m gonna say we’re cousins so she could feel bad about that xoxo
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2023.04.01 06:08 alfsuperfan This is 13 pages long. This is my entire story.
Finding this subreddit has been so therapeutic and validating for me. I’m 26, married to the love of my life (32M) with the most amazing 5yo stepdaughter.
Reading all of your stories has inspired me to sit down and type out my own. I must warn you, there are times when I am the villain. Buckle up. This is a small novel.
If we start at the very beginning, my DH began dating HCBM (33) when they were very young in their early 20s. Shortly into their relationship it became clear to DH that she was struggling with very severe alcoholism. I cannot even begin to write out all of the stories I have heard from DH about her alcoholism. He was very young, didn’t have a positive model for a healthy relationship as a child. He believed he could help HCBM. They were extremely on and off together for almost 7 years. Every time he’d try to break up with her she would weasel her way back in. She would go as far as showing up at his family events because she had his family wrapped around her finger (don’t worry, that changed. Read on.) She almost drank herself to death several times. The police in her town know her by name and recognize her car because her family has had to call in for welfare checks so many times. She’s had bits where she’s gone missing for several hours. Been listed as a missing person. Had the police ping her phone. I’ve read the police reports myself.
Where do I even begin with her family? Her parents are extremely proud. They own two businesses in their small town. They’re the kind of people who are very obsessed with image and making people think they’re wealthy. HCBM started drinking when she was 16. Her parents would deal with her problem by sweeping it under the rug and hiding it. They cared more about their pride than getting her the help she needed. When they were together, my DH was often the one who would drive her to AA meetings. HCBM didn’t like AA because she felt she was above the other people there. Her family now despises my DH, and weaves a narrative that she drank because of her toxic relationship with him. Though her drinking problems existed long before and after their relationship.
I’ll share a few stores in particular with the goal of establishing the absolute delusion that HCBM feeds to anyone who will listen about my DH.
There was one evening where they were at my DH’s uncle’s house in the city. The thing about HCBM is that you never saw her drink until she was drunk. She’d sneak in a bathroom or what have you to drink. DH and HCBM got into some kind of argument and she ran off into the city late at night. DH spent several hours driving around the city searching for her until he finally found her in a bar, making out with a random guy. He said “you can take her home tonight” and left. Several hours later in the wee hours of the morning, HCBM stumbled back to the uncle’s house, wasted and crying.
Another occasion, DH was at work and HCBM was at his apartment (she did not live there) and went to hang out with his upstairs neighbors who were girls. She got drunk with them. When DH got home, he tried to explain to his neighbors that she had a problem and shouldn’t be drinking…. They said “don’t control her! That’s manipulative”. DH went back downstairs, HCBM followed, and they fought. She ran back to the neighbors crying and the girls stormed down into his apartment saying “What did you do to her? What did you do to her?!”
A different time HCBM was drunk she had locked herself in DH’s roommate’s room. He was trying to explain to her that she needed to come out, that it wasn't his room and she couldn’t be in there. HCBM called DH’s mom (now my MIL) and began wailing “he’s doing it again, he’s being crazy again!” God knows what she was talking about. Eventually DH called HCBM’s dad who came to pick her up. HCBM’s dad dragged her by her arm down the stairs rather roughly, and DH got upset, like “hey I get that she is drunk and being a problem but you can’t manhandle her like that” so HCBM’s dad responded my shoving DH up against a wall and holding his arm to his throat.
Shall I go on? There are dozens more. The worst is yet to come.
Anyways, about four years into their relationship, after multiple incidents of infidelity on her part, DH started chatting with other women sporadically. He says he knew it was wrong, but he thought if he could show himself there were other women out there who could make him happy, other stable relationships he could be in, he might be able to get away from HCBM. It was about five years into their relationship that DH actually cheated. And so begins HCBM’s favorite narrative, that DH was an awful, unsupportive unfaithful partner who drove her to drinking because he was so shady. She will never, ever consider the fact that my DH to this day is traumatized from their relationship. He’s been in therapy several times and every single therapist identifies her as a narcissist.
Several years ago when DH and I met I was in college. We had an on and off fling for a while on the coattails of him trying to end it with HCBM once and for all after over six years stuck in a cycle. I think my DH made poor decisions, dumb even. But I sympathize with the trauma bond he was stuck in with this woman, and how difficult it was for him to cut ties with someone who would go to great lengths to insert herself in his life, and with the pressure of his family saying he should be with her. He cut things off with me and fell back in with HCBM. Lo and behold… HCBM gets pregnant. This may be shocking…. But it was not a good situation to be bringing a baby into. HCBM was 28 at the time. She was (and still is) working for her mom at the business she owns because she had gotten fired from every other job for showing up drunk. A side note, her mom owns a gymnastics center where she is a teacher. My DH has told me about several times her mother would text him to come pick her up because she’d shown up drunk. Her mom would get her out of there and just sub in another instructor to cover her ass. Anyways, DH was terrified. However, DH grew up without a father, so there was no way he wasn’t going to be involved in his child’s life. It is an impossible thing to talk about in hindsight because I love my SD so dearly, she turns mine and DH’s world. But DH told HCBM to terminate initially. And to be fair, he was right. It was not a stable situation to bring a child into. Would I reverse time and change anything? Never in a million years.
As you may have guessed, HCBM decided to keep the baby. She repeatedly told DH that if he left, he would not see his child. DH was stuck and miserable. During her pregnancy, while HDBM was parading about as if they were this cute happy couple, DH began to miss me. He realized he had real feelings for me, and he reached out. I loved him the moment I met him, so I was thrilled. I’ll keep this part concise; DH began cheating on HCBM with me, and I knew. It was an ugly decision on both of our parts. Despite how much I loathe HCBM, she is a person. She did not deserve that. DH and I are both pretty ashamed about our choices back then. I’ll go into detail later about how both DH and I have tried to atone for our actions.
When she was about 7 months pregnant, HCBM caught on and contacted me. Those conversations are forever burned in my mind. She said some of the most disconnected, ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen. She was obsessed with the image she was trying to portray to everyone about her life. I’ll never forget one conversation where we were discussing their daughter’s impending arrival… I had said something along the lines of “do you think it’s wise to bring a child into this situation,” and she said “I have lots of help. I’m old enough.”
“I’m old enough.”
Like she’s a kid trying to convince her parents to let her stay out past midnight.
DH and I broke things off before SD arrived. I was heartbroken, but let’s be real, that was a mess. An entire mess.
Still, HCBM thought it was just a brilliant idea for her and DH to move in together. So her parent’s rented them a house in their small town…. DH kept paying the rent on his apartment the city about 45 minutes away. DH has told me how miserable their relationship was, and HCBM knew all about his affair with me. But like I said, she was desperately trying to create this pretend life for herself.
SD arrives, a day I am so glad to celebrate each year. She is truly the joy of my life. DH cried more than she did. He was instantly in love with his baby girl.
About three weeks later, HCBM is back on the bottle.
DH told me about how he’d come home from work and find her drunk. She’d grab the baby and lock herself in a bedroom and cry. DH feared for his child’s safety.
HCBM was only able to breastfeed for a month or so because she stopped producing milk due to heinous dieting. She was obsessed with getting back to her pre-pregnancy weight. She would eat only miso soup for days on end. This poor relationship to food comes into play later. HCBM’s mother was always over at the house. Cleaning up, buying them things. Contributing to the facade.
DH was severely depressed. He continued to stay with HCBM to monitor her drinking and watch out for his daughter. They got to a point where DH would sleep on the couch. One night DH came home and HCBM was drunk again with SD in her care. DH called her parents who came rushing over to remedy the situation as they always do. Shortly after they arrived, HCBM had slumped over on the couch and became unresponsive. An ambulance was called. DH says it was one of his most traumatic memories holding his baby daughter watching the EMT’s resuscitate her mother wondering how he would raise this girl on his own.
After a hospital stay, HCBM returned home and her parents ordered pizza and put on a movie and pretended as if nothing had happened. That was the routine. When DH expressed his anger, his justifiable concern for what was going on, HCBM’s parents treated him as though he was the problem, he was an asshole for bringing it up and blaming her.
It wasn’t long after this, SD must’ve been around eight months old that HCBM was on a binge and DH returned home from work to find the house empty. He frantically began calling people to locate SD when HCBM’s parents informed him that she was with them, and that HCBM had crawled out a window and was missing. A missing person’s report was filed. HCBM’s father told police to check ditches and park benches, as she could often be found there. She turned out to be at some random man’s house, and was located about 36 hours later.
DH was at the end of his ropes. He took the police report and lawyered up secretly.
Here’s a fun new component to the story, remember how I said that DH had began sleeping on the couch? In said police report, it is documented that DH and HCBM were not in a relationship and were merely roommates. Because that was the situation. Behind the scenes, HCBM had met the man of her dreams. Let’s call him PF….. for psycho fiance. Yes, they’re engaged now. We’ll get to that part. PF randomly messaged HCBM on facebook and they began talking. PF was a recovering alcoholic in his 30s with no driver’s license due to a DUI.
Now, recall when HCBM was missing? Her parents searched through her facebook accounts to try and locate her and found her messages with PF, they explained their daughter’s drinking problem and asked PF if she may be with him. She was not. They had not even met yet. But PF thinks this woman who clearly has severe personal issues is just the cream of the crop. He decides to take her out to lunch. By the end of their lunch date, he is love-bombing the daylights out of her. Calling her his wife, his galaxy, all of this grandiose crap.
Two weeks after they met, PF got HCBM’s name tattooed on him. While DH was trying to sort out a plan of action with his lawyer…. HCBM informs him that he has to move out so that PF can move in because he will soon be without a place to live. She wants to invite this man she’s known for three weeks to live with her and her baby daughter. I’ve seen the message she sent to DH, it reads, “I know it seems fast but I know in my heart that he is so good.” HCBM’s parents are thrilled.
Less than a week after PF had moved in and DH was out, the ex parte motion was filed. DH was granted full emergency custody of SD until a hearing could be held. HCBM did not see SD for nine days… and of course, DH was the villain for this.
At the hearing. DH was awarded majority custody, with HCBM being allowed one overnight a week. PF was not permitted to be present when SD was there for overnights until CPS could investigate.
Now, HCBM’s parents funneled money for lawyers, rent, utilities, basically any adult expense HCBM needs is taken care of by her parents. DH did not have the same luxury. He was working himself to death as a single dad trying to pay for his lawyer while the court battle ensued. Almost two months later, DH contacted me. We hadn’t spoken in close to a year. I was off living my own life almost halfway through college. DH just needed someone to talk to about it, and still had very strong feelings for me. I was a shoulder for him to lean on.
We began hooking up, with no real intention to enter into a relationship. I met SD and would watch her while he was at work. There was an obvious deep love between DH and me, but the circumstances were just so insane. Plus, HCBM despised me, and was weaving stories to the court about how DH was an emotionally abusive partner, a narcissist and the reason for all her drinking.
DH and I did not want the drama of HCBM knowing I was around. Since we were operating under the guise that this was just an indulgence and would end at some point, we kept our interactions a secret.
Then, the universe must’ve thought we were owed some karma for what we did during HCBM’s pregnancy. I was diagnosed with ADHD at age five and have had a prescription for stimulants since a very young age.
One morning I awoke and heard what sounded like tiny wretching from the other room. My medication had spilled out in the bottom of my purse as the safety cap was screwed on crooked. SD was playing on the floor and digging around in my purse. DH noticed her putting something in her mouth, realized it was my medication and immediately ran into the bathroom and began making her puke.
I called poison control who instructed us to bring her to the hospital. She seemed relatively normal, a bit dazed maybe. We called the ER to let them know we’d be arriving. We got there and they stuck charcoal down her throat, drew blood, the whole ordeal.
I brought my medication bottle with me to give to the nurses so they knew what she had ingested and to prove it was a legally obtained prescription. I was frantic and bawling, a nurse comforted me and told me that ingestions are extremely common and we had done the right thing by bringing her in.
SD had an elevated heart rate, was fussy and stressed. She was administered medication to help lower her heart rate and as a result had to be admitted to be monitored. The blood tests came back with extremely minimal amounts of my meds in her system, but it was protocol that she be monitored after the medication was given to regulate her heart. If you’re feeling anxious, I’ll add that SD is perfectly healthy and happy, she fully recovered and did not suffer any seizures or damage to her brain/liver etc. which were the primary concerns with this ingestion.
Since she was being admitted, HD had to inform HCBM. I had told him he should tell her immediately, but he did not want to deal with her reaction or her family arriving. I think this was a poor decision on his part. As flawed a person as she is, I do know that HCBM loves SD very much, and I can sympathize with her wanting to be informed if her daughter was being seen at the hospital.
HCBM and her family arrived, I had left to avoid the fallout and gather some things for DH to drop off while he stayed at the hospital with SD. Naturally, HCBM was in a blind rage that she had not been contacted immediately. She demanded that the CPS worker who was mandated to check in because of the ingestion file a report of negligence. The CPS worker declined, saying that there was no negligence to report. That evening, security was called to remove HCBM from the hospital because she was screaming at DH in the pediatric wing. She was told she could return on her custody day.
I went to visit DH and SD the next day, she was back to her old self and able to go home. We were nowhere near prepared for what was about to ensue.
HCBM had weaved a story that I was addicted to drugs, and that whatever I was doing had to have been in a plastic bag in my purse or how else would SD have gotten into it? HCBM and her lawyer filed an ex parte motion. Now I’m sure most of you are familiar with the workings of family court, but for those of you who aren’t; and ex parte motion is an emergency motion. It is a piece of paper laid in front of a judge. The details can be as vague or exaggerated as the writer pleases them to be, and it is not until a hearing is scheduled can anything be disputed.
HCBM and her lawyer claimed that SD had ‘overdosed’ on stimulant drugs and conveniently failed to mention that they were a legal prescription. More than that, ‘overdose’ was a completely sensationalized description of what had occurred, and not a term used at all by any of the medical professionals nor was it included anywhere in her chart of the incident. SD never lost consciousness. There was never a point where doctors were in fear for her life. But the judge sees what is put before them and signs off with the limited information they are given.
When HD filed an ex parte motion against HCBM, the hearing was scheduled for nine days later. When HCBM filed an ex parte motion against DH, the hearing was scheduled over two months later.
This was the worst time period in DH’s life. He attempted suicide. He lost an insane amount of weight. He sold beloved possessions to pay his lawyer. He did not have custody of his daughter and HCBM allowed him rare visits in public places once or twice a week.
But ah, how the tables turn.
A month before the hearing on the ex parte motion, HCBM got a DUI with SD in the car. Her driving was so ballistic, someone had called in her car. She was arrested. I could go into detail about the bullshit-ery of her and her family I read in the police report from that, but there is still so much ground to cover.
CPS notified DH of the DUI. HCBM and her lawyer told DH’s lawyer they wanted to settle custody outside of court before the ex parte hearing.
DH was exhausted. He was broke. He just wanted his daughter back. He settled with HCBM on 50/50 custody. This is perhaps the greatest regret of his life. The GAL at the meeting even told DH he didn’t have to do this, that he could fight her and probably get more custody. But DH was a shell of a person at this point. He was in debt. He was exhausted.
Mere days after they settled he checked himself into an inpatient mental health facility for treatment. He and I were in touch every once in a while throughout that entire time, but had ended our romantic relations after the ex parte was filed. I was more of a confidant and friend, but he had drifted apart from everyone in his life and I was focused on school.
The day that DH left inpatient, PF messaged him to tell him that HCBM had slipped up and drank again. Saying, “she just has such a big heart, this is so difficult for her.” DH suspects that she had gotten herself into another nearly lethal situation or gone missing and PF was hoping to do damage control by contacting him rather than him finding out another way.
So 50/50 custody it was. Nine months later, HCBM gave birth to her and PF’s son. I’m not sure of any exact dates but judging by the date of that message and the birth of the baby there is a high change HCBM was drinking while unknowingly pregnant.
For the DUI, HCBM was sentenced to 40 days in jail while pregnant with her son. It was a work release program. Since she worked for her mom, she worked as many hours as she possibly could. Her mom would pick her up from prison with her phone and her makeup so she could hide what was going on from her coworkers and the community. DH would bring SD to the gymnastics center to visit her. She had an IED put into her car when she was released, meaning she had to blow into a breathalyzer to get her car to start.
DH and I would check in every once in a while over the course of the next year. We both dated other people. HCBM of course had issues with DH’s girlfriend he was with for a few months. But things had relatively settled save for the tension and resentment between HCBM and DH.
More than a year had passed since everything transpired and since DH and I were last romantically involved. We began talking more frequently during COVID lockdown and DH admitted he was hopelessly in love with me and wanted to be together. We had a major problem though.
When HCBM and DH were settling on their custody agreement, HCBM insisted I was not to be around SD. If you recall, HD was broke, exhausted, and severely struggling with his mental health. He and I hadn’t seen each other in person in several months, we talked but very infrequently and never of rekindling our relationship in any capacity. So he gave in. As long as he could be done with the nightmare and have his daughter back.
A single sentence in a five-page custody agreement meant that I couldn’t be around SD. I want to specify, this was not a restraining order. I was never served any papers, I would not be punished in any capacity were I to see SD, there was no court record of any kind indicating that I was restricted from seeing a child or was a dangerous individual. DH wouldn’t even lose custody or face any legal ramifications were he to violate that single sentence, it would just mean an official would have to intervene to investigate and ensure the stipulation be adhered to. Still, it would’ve prevented us from having any sort of real relationship. So we filed a motion to have the line removed. I had not seen SD in well over a year and we abided by the order which was exceedingly painful.
The first hearing was before a court commissioner. We came armed with letters of recommendation from friends and family, from the families I had nannied for during college. DH’s family had finally seen the light and turned against HCBM and attended the court hearing, filing the seats.
The court commissioner spent about ten minutes reviewing our plea, and decided this was not a matter of my character or whether I was a threat to SD, but that this was a communication issue between DH and HCBM, and since DH had agreed to this, they needed to work it out between the two of them.
Ha. Like that would ever happen. DH and HCBM began communicating through a court monitored app and attending co parenting counseling while our lawyer filed a motion to bring the issue before a judge and have a GAL and Family Court Worker appointed. As we all know with family court, things move slowly and this we had to wait months to make progress on our case.
Co parenting counseling was fruitless. HCBM is not capable of accountability. She insisted DH was a narcissist because she’d read about narcissism on the internet and she believed she deserved full custody of SD.
A judge appointed a GAL and Family Court Worker to our case. I’ll never forget the relief that day as the judge told HCBM that me being in SD’s life was inevitable at this point. There was no evidence that I was a dangerous person. At one point, our lawyer brought up the language used in HCBM’s ex parte motion all that time ago, pointing out the sensational language used, specifically the term “overdose”. I was shaking when HCBM’s lawyer admitted to the judge that “there was no overdose.” I’ll never forget the sheepish look on that lawyer’s face, or how HCBM’s jaw tightened as she refused to look even a millimeter in my direction.
Everyone met with the GAL and Family Court Worker. Of course HCBM got the earliest appointment possible so she could try to sell her story. When I sat down with the GAL he said “I don’t know why you’re here, to be honest.” But that’s the ridiculous thing about family court, people can just spew this insane shit and it has to be looked into.
Both the GAL and Family Court Worker recommended the line be removed entirely. We still had to wait another month for our hearing for these recommendations to be made to the judge. Over the course of these proceedings, DH and his lawyer (with my consent) had been urging HCBM to attend a co parenting counseling session with me to address her concerns. HCBM of course vehemently refused, actually speaking to me would destroy the picture she had painted and deluded herself into believing about me.
We continued to press the issue though. After the GAL and Family Court Worker’s recommendations were passed on to everyone’s lawyers, it was clear this was not going to go in HCBM’s favor. It could’ve easily been settled outside of court, saved everyone time and money. But that was never going to happen, HCBM was going to go down swinging. Less than two weeks from our final hearing before the judge, HCBM agreed to attend co parenting counseling with me. Both parties signed NDA’s before going into these sessions, they were meant to be mediation for parents to work out their issues and not dig up fodder to toss around in court. A safe place, if you will. DH and I suspected she’d want to attend a session with me so she could fabricate some story about me being awful, or make it seem like she was being reasonable since she’d refused any and all attempts to mediate this issue civilly.
We were correct, but her feeble attempts at control were fruitless and the line was removed. I could see my girl again. Since then, DH and I got married and have been in absolute bliss as a family of three. But of course, the mess with HCBM does not stop there.
DH and I have no idea it HCBM has been drinking or not. We have no proof. She claims she got sober, but she never received any professional help or rehab so that seems doubtful to me. There are a few red flags. She now shares a car with her mother, claiming her car has “been in the shop” for well over a year now. DH explained that when she would go on drinking binges, her parents would take her car away so they could control where she went and monitor her.
We’ve also had the issue of SD not wanting to go to her mom’s house. I have ring video footage of HCBM coming to pick up SD. SD was in hysterics, she ran back in our house several times while HCBM stands annoyed in the driveway. DH sits with her and consoles her, encouraging her and telling her she will have so much fun with her mom and brother. On this particular occasion, it took 45 minutes to get SD to go with her mom. This happened numerous times. DH eventually brought this up to HCBM, expressing his concerns and saying that he wished she would participate in co-parenting their daughter in these situations rather than hiding behind her car. HCBM dismissed him, saying she was a great parent and he was obviously making SD act this way. Give SD an oscar at this point. I can’t even fathom what DH would say to make a five year old act that way.
Eventually, HCBM stopped picking SD up and instead sent her mom to get her. SD has no issue going with her grandmother. A bit suspicious to me that it was specifically her mom that caused such an upset for her.
HCBM is very obsessed with image. She dresses SD in expensive outfits with intricate hairstyles. I should add, expensive outfits that are purchased for her by HCBM’s mother. She has told DH that she is not pleased with how he sends SD to school and has concerns about his ability to parent. He sends her… a 5 year old… to school in leggings and t-shirts like the rest of the 5 year olds in her class. Don’t get me wrong, I love to dress SD up when she’ll let me and I have indulged in Rylee and Cru outfits and what not, but the majority of the time SD wears normal kid clothes. She runs and jumps and plays and likes pink and sparkles and tops with her favorite characters on them. We let her pick her crazy mismatched outfits and throw her hair up in a quick bun or braid so it is out of her face. She bathes almost excessively because she loves the bath and is a very well looked after child.
Now, HCBM lost a significant amount of weight after she got together with PF. Her mother is also extremely thin. DH has told me about how they were always doing fad diets, they’d call themselves fat and critique their appearances constantly and clearly did not have a healthy relationship to their bodies or food.
At our home, SD is fed a balanced diet but I try to encourage a positive relationship to her body and food. No food is “good” or “bad,” they simply serve different purposes. For example, carbs give us energy, protein helps us grow, sugar makes us happy, etc. Creating guilt around eating certain types of food can lead to eating disorders, body image issues, I know because I had a poor relationship to food and my body for so long. SD loves fruits and veggies. She also loves chips and candy. She is allowed to indulge in sugar within reason and without guilt. I don’t think it's rocket science, and for us it has had fantastic results. We'll be at a gas station and ask SD if she wants a snack and the kid will want celery. I follow the instagram page “kids eat in color” very closely and when we prepare SD’s meals, the “treat” component is served together with the rest and not withheld until later. This is so SD doesn’t view certain foods as special or more desirable than others, and won’t associate treat foods with this rush of excitement and overwhelming positivity moreso than say chicken nuggets or carrots. When DH sets down her plate to eat, SD rarely if ever reaches for her treat food first. She eats everything on her plate until her body tells her she’s full.
HCBM constantly berates DH about SD eating “healthy.” She criticizes him for getting candy at the movies. Goes off about her having a cup of sugar-free pudding at 11 a.m. On Halloween, SD is allowed two pieces of candy from her trick or treat pile at her mom’s house.
Last Halloween at our house, we dumped all of our candy out in a huge pile and watched a movie. SD ate, I kid you not, four pieces of candy. She didn’t feel the need to binge on all this candy because she knew it wouldn’t be withheld if she asked for more in our home. There is still halloween candy in a bucket in our pantry and we weren’t even out trick or treating for an hour.
HCBM accuses us of “competing” with her. This. Is. Rich. SD loves visiting my parent’s and sometime last fall took a liking to playing my dad’s drumset. Later that week, HCBM bought her a kid-sized drumset. We adopted a kitten, HCBM adopted a kitten. We started playing barbies as a family, HCBM buys a barbie dreamhouse. We planned a weekend trip to a big city a few hours away, HCBM and PF take SD and their son to that city the week before we’re supposed to go. My husband is a Dungeons and Dragons fanatic, and recently he has been making kid friendly campaigns for the three of us to play as a family. SD loves playing dungeons and dragons with her daddy. It has become our family’s thing. The dungeons and dragons movie came out recently and DH and I got tickets for an early screening on a day we didn’t have SD. Who do you think we saw there while we were waiting in line to get popcorn? Their family does not play dungeons and dragons. You’ll be pleased to know that SD came down to sit with us for the last half hour of the movie, PF who had taken her had to give in because they were seated a row behind us and she kept leaning forward to excitedly whisper to DH about the movie.
I have suffered extreme emotional issues due to the abuse from HCBM. I’ve attended therapy specifically to address it. I developed severe social anxiety because HCBM will tell anyone who listens these fictions about me and DH. We live in a small community, one that HCBM and her family have been a part of for a long time and I am constantly afraid people I meet will know them and have these crazy ideas about who I am as a person. The flipside of this is that their family’s reputation is not as positive as they like to think it is, particularly to police in the area. In addition to HCBM’s drunk escapades involving police, her father has a court record pages long for tax fraud.
Thankfully, I work in the city 30 minutes from where we live and that has allowed me to build my own village and have a life untainted by HCBM and her crap. Through lots of work I have been able to establish firm boundaries. I’ve had to restrict HCBM and her friends from my social media accounts after being watched obsessively. HCBM’s mother even went as far as messaging my mother on Facebook to try and say DH is a narcissist and she should be concerned for me. DH and my mom are very close, and my mom was mainly worried about how far these people were going to go to untether my life.
HCBM doesn’t seem to understand the concept of equal guardianship. She views herself as the primary parent and believes she should have access to everything in our lives. This is legally not the case so luckily we’re just able to ignore those demands but it gets taxing.
HCBM’s parents pay for SD’s health insurance so HCBM makes all of her doctor and dentist appointments and acts as though that’s because DH is an uninvolved parent, despite the fact that he has asked to make appointments on his custody days so he could go. I have excellent benefits at my job and could take SD on as a dependent since she resides with us 50% of the time. We haven’t even proposed this idea to HCBM because god knows she would never agree despite the fact that this would probably save her parents a ton of money.
HCBM has SD involved in several activities on her custody days. A bit too many for a five year old in my opinion. Multiple gymnastics and dance classes and soccer. Since HCBM’s parents are always funneling her money and paying her bills they are constantly going out to do expensive activities, weekend trips, shows, you name it. HCBM thinks these things make her a good parent, but I personally don’t think that SD feels as emotionally attached to HCBM as she does DH. DH and I spend a ton of one on one time with SD. We play with her with her toys, we do crafts, we watch movies together. HCBM thinks dropping her off at some expensive activity makes her this stellar mom, but she doesn’t engage in the same level of connection with SD that DH does. HCBM’s parents of course bought them a trip to Disney World last year, and the day they came to pick up SD to leave for the airport she did not want to go. She began crying and insisting she wanted her dad to take her, and that she would miss him too much. What five year old objects to effing Disney World??
We have issues on the horizon with SD attending kindergarten next year. I know a battle will ensue about where she attends. The custody schedule does not give us any weekend time because when it was written, SD was one and DH was working weekends and the days they agreed on coincided with his schedule. This means that when SD attends school in the fall five days a week, we will not get a full day together as a family. DH and I are very nervous about addressing this. We don’t have any desire to change the 50/50 custody, just to adjust the days so that we can have some weekend time with SD. It is likely this issue will end up in court and cost us thousands.
I have had to come to the hard acceptance that this is just how our relationship with HCBM will be, likely forever. I hold on to selfish hope that she may screw up drinking again, but at the end of the day I want what is best for SD which is a healthy and stable mother and I will do whatever I can to encourage a positive relationship for them. At this point we have no proof of her drinking for the past few years. Either she miraculously stopped or her family’s response is just so calculated to protect her from getting into any shit and jeopardizing her custody. If that is the case, that can only go on for so long before SD is old enough to tell us what is happening.
I think that HCBM is deeply insecure and ashamed. I think she needs to make DH and I the villains so she feels better about herself. I think her upbringing has allowed her to shirk any and all accountability, she is surrounded by people who tell her she’s never wrong and she’s this great person and great parent.
I don’t know what the resolution is here. If you have read this far, thank you sincerely. Though I confide in my mom and friends about the situation with HCBM, I keep my venting to a minimum so as not to let her live rent free in my life. I am not going to spend all this energy being pissed at her and her immaturity. I’m not going to give her the satisfaction of getting on my nerves, being the subject of my conversations. I’m not even going to let her think I care enough to trash her to people. But it feels extremely therapeutic to get this all out to a group of people who understand.
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