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Title: Just checkin' in.
Post by: weazletoe on February 02, 2013, 11:06:08 PM
 Haven't been around much lately. I'm still really into beer, and I still like girls. Just haven't been myself lately. Been on a couple meds for about two weeks to try and get my head screwed back on straight. Been having some pretty heavy depression / anxiety. Nothing enviormental, all chemical (in my head). Got me on happy pills, so I'm hoping I'll be DTF any day now. As of right now, I have no drive, no motivation, no energy, pretty much nothing brings me joy. Basically, no will to go on. Just going through the motions. I'll be back to normal eventually. Dealt with it for a year or so back in my teens. It just decided to crop up again. I'm not posting this for a pity party. I just been out for a while, and didn't want you guys putting up "lost brewer" posters of me, like last time.  ;D
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: jamminbrew on February 02, 2013, 11:13:29 PM
I just been out for a while, and didn't want you guys putting up "lost brewer" posters of me, like last time.  ;D
Damn, and I had the proofs ready to go to print. 

Keep your chin up, brother. Missed seeing your posts.
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Post by: gmac on February 02, 2013, 11:55:21 PM
Been there. Can't say much but glad to hear you're getting some help. Sucks until you get your head right but you're not alone.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: Slowbrew on February 03, 2013, 06:38:51 AM
Glad to hear you are still around.  I've dealt with what you are feeling, on and off, for years.  Hang in there and keep working at it, it will get better.

Paul
Title: Just checkin' in.
Post by: denny on February 03, 2013, 07:51:49 AM
Good to hear from ya, Barry.  Take care of yourself.
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Post by: tom on February 03, 2013, 07:52:59 AM
It'll get better.  Been there, done that.
Title: Just checkin' in.
Post by: bluesman on February 03, 2013, 08:06:49 AM
I'm pulling for you Barry...keep on truckin'

You'll win some and you'll lose some. Keep your head up and you'll win!

Cheers man! :)
Title: Just checkin' in.
Post by: majorvices on February 03, 2013, 08:16:37 AM
Best thing for depression is Bacardi 151 and porn.
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Post by: nateo on February 03, 2013, 12:43:46 PM
Best thing for depression is Bacardi 151 and porn.

Seriously though, I've cut back to one or two beers a week, and I feel much better (physically/emotionally). I haven't cut back on porn at all, though, so that part is good advice.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: euge on February 03, 2013, 03:36:54 PM
These things pass weaze. I suggest activity. A body at rest tends to stay at rest.

Best thing for depression is Bacardi 151 and porn.


These things pass...
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: Alewyfe on February 03, 2013, 04:17:39 PM
Good advice from Euge. Push forward...and i do mean push. Make yourself just do something. Walk, cook something you've never cooked before. Try to eat healthy and turn off the TV.

Don't know what your personal situation is like, but if you've got the time, go volunteer somewhere. Helping others is a great way to help yourself.

And keep posting...we miss the Weazely observations.
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Post by: tschmidlin on February 03, 2013, 04:56:22 PM
Take care of yourself Weaze, you've been missed!
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Post by: anje on February 04, 2013, 11:37:16 AM
Been there, seem to do that with some regularity. Wishing you the best of luck with getting good help for it.

For what it's worth, I recommend volunteering. Helping other people seems to make you feel like a worthwhile human being more than indulging your own (usual) desires. But I also have to learn to take my own advise on the matter, sometimes.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: phillamb168 on February 05, 2013, 02:58:34 AM
Haven't been around much lately. I'm still really into beer, and I still like girls. Just haven't been myself lately. Been on a couple meds for about two weeks to try and get my head screwed back on straight. Been having some pretty heavy depression / anxiety. Nothing enviormental, all chemical (in my head). Got me on happy pills, so I'm hoping I'll be DTF any day now. As of right now, I have no drive, no motivation, no energy, pretty much nothing brings me joy. Basically, no will to go on. Just going through the motions. I'll be back to normal eventually. Dealt with it for a year or so back in my teens. It just decided to crop up again. I'm not posting this for a pity party. I just been out for a while, and didn't want you guys putting up "lost brewer" posters of me, like last time.  ;D

Ditto man. Been a hard few months for me too, especially the last two weeks. You are not alone.
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Post by: redbeerman on February 05, 2013, 05:50:55 AM
Keep on movin', brother.  Take care of yourself, there's only one Weaze! 8)
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Post by: morticaixavier on February 05, 2013, 09:06:30 AM
It has been well documented that wearing pants increases anxiety and depression. My advice is to get that kilt on and keep it on.

Hang in there.
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Post by: AmandaK on February 05, 2013, 11:10:40 AM
It has been well documented that wearing pants increases anxiety and depression. My advice is to get that kilt on and keep it on.

I also concur. No pants also works well too for decreasing anxiety & depression.

Hang in there, weaze, sounds like you've got a good direction from your original post. Keep it going!
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: corkybstewart on February 05, 2013, 03:54:19 PM
It has been well documented that wearing pants increases anxiety and depression. My advice is to get that kilt on and keep it on.

I also concur. No pants also works well too for decreasing anxiety & depression.

Hang in there, weaze, sounds like you've got a good direction from your original post. Keep it going!
As windy as it is here wearing a skirt(kilt) would be a major source of anxiety for me and everybody around me.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: boulderbrewer on February 05, 2013, 09:33:07 PM
Your big brother says just snap out of it you Pu---!

Hey why don't you call when you need help from your BIG FAT A$$ bro.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: maxieboy on February 10, 2013, 02:00:45 PM
Sunshine, physical exercise, rest, and nutrition. Kick the meds as soon as possible, they're poison. Don't ask me how I know. Good luck my brother, life is good.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: weazletoe on February 11, 2013, 12:05:36 AM
Thanks for all the support guys. I really appreciate it. Meds are kicking in, and I'm slowly returning to your regularly scheduled Weaze.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: yugamrap on February 18, 2013, 02:12:34 PM
Thanks for all the support guys. I really appreciate it. Meds are kicking in, and I'm slowly returning to your regularly scheduled Weaze.
Whew!  I started reading and almost thought you were headed toward saying you were returning to "normal." ;)  It's the "regularly scheduled Weaze" we'll be glad to have back!  Meds aside, have you checked your bacon count?  Are you getting enough sun?  Pork fat and sunshine cure a lot of ills.

All kidding aside, I hope you're feeling like yourself again soon.

- Jim 
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: weazletoe on August 23, 2013, 11:54:26 PM
Still alive and kicking. Lotta weirdness in my life right now. Hope to be here soon.
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Post by: punatic on August 24, 2013, 01:04:28 PM
You need to take a trip to Orlando the first weekend of October!

The Festival of Bacon (http://festivalofbacon.com/)
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: majorvices on August 25, 2013, 04:57:40 AM
Still alive and kicking. Lotta weirdness in my life right now. Hope to be here soon.

Sorry you're still struggling brother. Fight the good fight and keep the faith. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: denny on August 25, 2013, 08:36:57 AM
BARRY!  I was just thinking about you yesterday.  Thanks for checking in and I hope things look up for you.
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Post by: 1vertical on August 25, 2013, 08:23:38 PM
I wondered about you, checked your recent nonexistant postings and am glad you checked in...
I went down a similiar path.  Decided to opt for alt method and found 5-htp.  Works for me.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: weazletoe on August 25, 2013, 10:18:20 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. My meds have really kicked in. I'm a new person now! I really don't even remember ever feeling this good. Ms. Weaze claims she she doesn't know me either. Thus, the weirdness. This being a public forum, I'll just leave it at that. I'm doing great, just have to get back to brewing. I did win us a new home brew convert. Dude jumped head first in and his first batch was AG. An IIPA. I was so proud! I'm headed back to Ohio Tuesday, length of time to be determined. Hope to get a small brewery set up out there again, or at least use my buddies who just started. So, yeah, life is all good. Hope to be posting more soon.
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Post by: redbeerman on August 26, 2013, 05:02:31 AM
Glad to hear things are looking up, Weaze!
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Post by: yugamrap on September 04, 2013, 05:40:29 AM
Good to hear that you're feeling better Weaze.  A little time in the Buckeye State can't hurt and, who knows, maybe the Browns will get us a win this week!

Time to get your brew on, bro!

Jim
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: denny on September 04, 2013, 08:27:11 AM
Take care and keep in touch, Barry!
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Post by: bluesman on September 04, 2013, 09:40:03 AM
I was also just wondering where you've been, and what you've been up to. Hope you can get back to some brewing soon. Stay well, and check in if you can. Thinkin' about what's good fer ya...bacon, beer and turtles...no pants style! :)
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: 1vertical on September 29, 2013, 02:22:28 PM
Man after that last communication from you I am lifting you up and sending
all the positive vibes your way that I can muster....Ok fellow brewer brothers,
I am not taking the liberty to disclose information, but the weaze could use
some uplifting methinks!! :-X
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: weazletoe on October 05, 2013, 11:22:50 AM
Well, here goes.....
   I'm doing awesome now. In fact, I can't tell you the last time I felt this good. Some major changes in my life as of late though. Fist off, I'm not with Holly anymore. I will not go into detail, but I have been absolutly miserable for 7or 8 years. I finally reached a plalce in my life and my head where I had to do something about it. And, obviously, I'm sure, I am back living in Ohio
  Other huge news.... I start a new job Monday. It's amazing! I'm still in HVAC but no longer installing. I'm outside sales rep for an HVAC wholesaler called Webb Supply. We deaal in Ruud and Ducane for residential, and Allied on the commercial end. We handle anything from rooftop units, to wire ties. In fact, we just set up a brewery in New Hampshire with a steam boiler. I get a very good flat salary, and my commision is nothing to sneeze at. I have a very substantial vehicle allowance each month, cell phone, laptop and tablet, 401k, insurance, vacation, gas card and expense acct. It's going to be a real challenge. But, at this point in my life I need that . I wasas far as I could /wanted to go with innstalls. Cool thing is, these guys came to me. THey said when the position opened up, I was the first person they thought of to fill it.  It's not going to be easy. I have a lot to learn, but the money will be well worth it.
  No brewing for me for a while. #1 all my brew gear is in Idaho. And #2  with this new job, there will simply be no time. Hell, I'll be good to drink a beer let alonne brew one.
  So, all in all, I'm good. Real good. Thank you all for the well wishes!
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: denny on October 05, 2013, 11:27:17 AM
BARRY!

So good to hear from you, man, especially when it's good news!  Good luck with the new job AND the new life.  Keep in touch.
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Post by: morticaixavier on October 05, 2013, 12:39:36 PM
sounds like your off on a new adventure. glad to hear things are going well.
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Post by: punatic on October 05, 2013, 01:05:24 PM
Sounds great weaz!  Even with the busy schedule, you'll still have time for no pants on the weekends, yah?   ;)
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Post by: weazletoe on October 06, 2013, 07:01:15 AM
  Dude, my pants are off from Friday evening at 5 till monday morning at 7.
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Post by: jamminbrew on October 06, 2013, 08:26:03 AM
It really is good to see you back, and good the hear things are improving for you!
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Post by: redbeerman on October 07, 2013, 06:45:25 AM
Good to hear you're doing better!  Good luck to ya!  Is this why the Browns are doing better this year?
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Post by: garc_mall on October 07, 2013, 07:47:24 AM
Glad to hear you are feeling better Weaze! Enjoy the new job, the challenge is almost always worth it, even if it means a dearth of homebrew.
Title: Re: Just checkin' in.
Post by: boulderbrewer on October 07, 2013, 09:24:02 AM
Good for you! Good luck on the new job!

By the way can you get me a good price on this?  H15FA-1 Baso Automatic Shutoff Pilot Gas Valve.
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Post by: bluesman on October 07, 2013, 09:40:48 AM
Good luck with your new job...sounds promising. Sorry to hear about the split. Better days are coming. :)
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Post by: Slowbrew on October 07, 2013, 09:58:05 AM
The new situation sounds very promising.  Sorry to hear about the breakup but I'm glad to hear you are found a good opportunity.

Paul
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Post by: Thirsty_Monk on October 08, 2013, 05:28:34 PM
Good for you! Good luck on the new job!

By the way can you get me a good price on this?  H15FA-1 Baso Automatic Shutoff Pilot Gas Valve.
Part is $10. Shipping g is $1,000. :)
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Post by: punatic on October 08, 2013, 08:54:15 PM
Part is $10. Shipping g is $1,000. :)

Here in Hawaii that is often the case.  We call it the paradise tax.
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Post by: phillamb168 on October 09, 2013, 03:00:50 AM
Part is $10. Shipping g is $1,000. :)

Here in Hawaii that is often the case.  We call it the paradise tax.

Don't get me started.
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Post by: boulderbrewer on October 09, 2013, 05:36:25 AM
Good for you! Good luck on the new job!

By the way can you get me a good price on this?  H15FA-1 Baso Automatic Shutoff Pilot Gas Valve.
Part is $10. Shipping g is $1,000. :)

;)
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Post by: gmac on October 09, 2013, 02:07:15 PM
Glad you're back and feeling better.  Keep posting, even if it's not about beer.  The world needs bacon posts too.
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Post by: weazletoe on October 09, 2013, 06:36:35 PM
Bacon posts, eh? Well, Just got home from at my friends. She made cabbage and noodles. WITH BACON!!!
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Post by: gmac on October 10, 2013, 11:30:39 AM
Bacon posts, eh? Well, Just got home from at my friends. She made cabbage and noodles. WITH BACON!!!
And now we all feel a little bit better...