i made 3 versions of this

Ryocos Squat post!

Bench press post.

Dead lift post.

Leg press post.

The squat is considered one of the kings of exercises due to its importance in not only building leg muscles, but overall body strength. It’s also a hard exercise to master, and one of the scariest exercises for any newbie in the gym.

So lets start breaking it down!

There are 3 main form of squats, 2 of which I’ll cover in this post:

  1. Low bar.
  2. High bar.
  3. & Front squats.

The low bar rests on the middle of the back of your shoulders, on a ‘platform’ made by your shoulders by squeezing them towards your spine, shown above. Here, my elbows are tucked to help my shoulder blades stay in position. 

This version allows for more weight to be pushed and mainly targets the hamstrings. There is a slight forward lean in this variation.

High bar places the bar just under the back of your neck, resting on top of your shoulder muscles. In the above picture, you can see the slight elbow variation as the high bar placement doesn’t need tucked elbows to hold the bar in place. 

This version allows for greater depth and mainly targets the quads. There is no need for a lean in this variation. Further gifs are all shown in high bar placement.

Placing the Bar:

The bar shouldn’t hurt you, or be placed in such a way that it causes you pain during/after the exercise. For the high bar placement, the bar shouldn’t be sitting on your neck’s vertebrae. For the low bar placement, your shouldn’t feel straining in your shoulders from trying to catch a bar that has slid too far down! When setting up, slide your shoulders under the bar to find the right spot for you. Your thumbs should be with the rest of your fingers, not gripped around the bar. Your shoulders are holding the bar in place, not your hands!

Foot Placement:

Your foot placement is entirely up to you and what feels right for your body, but make sure your feet are equal to each other no matter your placement. Generally you can find your foot placement by pretending you’re going to ‘pop a squat’ in the woods. Toes can be pointed forward or at a slight angle. 

Doing the Squat:

At the top of the squat is when you can breathe NEVER at the bottom!). Suck in a deep breath and tighten your core (as if someone is about to punch you in the gut) - this will help your lower back during the lift!

DO: Start with your hips, keeping your back in a neutral position. 

DON’T: Start with your butt and round your back. Arching your back will lead to a lot of pain! If might look ‘good’, but it’s very back for your back.

DO: Lower yourself down until your hips are at/below your knees (called parallel). Sit back on a bench to help you get used to how low you must go! Below, my parallel is just under the metal bar that has been set at my knees for reference. 

DON’T: Stop before your hips are at your knees.

DO: Use your legs to PUSH your lower back/hips back up to the top position.

DON’T: Use your back to straighten yourself back up!

Your knees can go forward over your toes, but they should NOT cave inwards! Be mindful of pushing your knees out when moving back up to the top position. Here is another reminder that the bar is not being help up by your hands, as seen above. Gripping the bar can lead to elbow and/or hand pain, so let your shoulders take care of the bar!

If you are having problems reaching your parallel, work on ankle flexibility by sitting in a squat position at least once a day for 30 seconds to a minute or two. You can also foam roll your ankles before exercising. Placing the 5 lb weight under your heels while squatting can help, but you should not rely on that!

To recap: 

  1. Adjust your shoulders to the bar.
  2. Place your feet.
  3. Breathe at the top of the squat and squeeze your core!
  4. Start with your hips, then bend your knees.
  5. From the bottom, PUSH your lower back/hips back up.

Squatting Gear:

Belts can help more experience lifters advance, but newer lifts should start squatting without the help of a weightlifting belt. Get a belt AFTER you can squat more weight than your body weight with the bar.

Shoes should either be flat (like a converse), or specifically made weightlifting shoes. Your feet need a solid surface to push against, so if you have tennis/running shoes, you’re better off squatting barefoot!

A Man in the House - Finally Home

By BeatOneHeart .Only reblogging is allowed.

Note: This is an excerpt of a new one-shot I´m working on. It´s kind of a sequel to “A Man in the House”, only in Sakura´s version :) I loved it that´s why I´m posting it now :3


Finally Home.

.

.

The announcement he made about three months after the incident with the descendants of the Okutsuki. It was neither loud nor obvious, it was just as him, as quiet as possible, and just as straight forward, indirectly told by the words in his mouth, and send through his heart and a gaze of his eyes.

And showed by that mocking smirk and smile he would only reserve for those who were his dearest, his closest, his loved.

He told her on the road back home. The act was of a casual nature, withholding nothing so much and many as a few words, a look at her, and an answer that held a breathtaking smile and jade eyes and a little blush adorning feminine cheeks. It was an answer of pure happiness and relief.

“I talked to Naruto. My mission is over. I´m going to stay in Konoha.”

“That´s great news, Sasuke-kun.”

But when the privacy of their home was finally reached, and shoes and cloaks were taken off, and she stepped through the entrance, to go prepare a dinner for celebration in the kitchen, he finally truly announced what his words from quite just before really meant.

“Sakura.”

That particular call for her name, in just as that particular stimulation of his voice – so soft, caring and demanding – made her legs and feet stop in their motion but her body and head and eyes turn to meet his own.

“Yes, Sasuke-kun?”

Obviously, the invisible seal on his mocking lips he put on them himself refused to let go until she fully turned to face him. The message was clear to her, since she knew what it meant well enough, and so she turned.

“Yes, Sasuke-kun?”, she repeated, to release his lips from them seals.

There was a moment of shared silence, to gather air in his lungs, to let his lips quirk just the slightest bit upwards, to allow his eyes to shine and crinkle in pure happiness he so badly wanted to share with her – his wife, his lover, his dearest person who waited patiently for him, and for so long as more than ten torturing years of absence.

“Sakura.”

He called her name again, for he longed to feel the taste of it on his tongue once more, when she truly stood in front of him, so that his eyes that had seen so much ugly would finally be able to see the most beautiful.

And then there were those words, so needed to say in their real meaning, because the last time was about so many years before. When they were so young, so at the very beginning of their journey together, before their real bonding happened, when their connection just started to build up rapidly.

“I´m home.”

Time she needed to understand the meaning behind this state of his, and time she did not need to immediately smile back, to make her eyes shine back at him, to accept his announcement and to know the further words he did not speak out, for he believed deeply that she would understand.

Finally.

The smile maintained on her face, and they allowed without any force to let out her answer to his announcement.

“Welcome home.”

Finally.


To be continued …

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Isak + laughing through the years

Cabana, by Tumblr
Hang out, watch stuff.

iOS and Android 

Hey! We made a new iPhone app. It’s called Cabana and it’s for hanging out with friends and watching videos.

Wait, a whole new app?

Yup, a whole new app.

Really?

Yeah! It’s good. You just open it, video chat with up to five friends, and watch stuff together.

Hey, neat. Anything else I should know?

Nah, it’s pretty simple. It looks like that👇 . We’ve got some ideas about where to go with it, but hey, all in good time. 

<3 Tumblr

Oh, p.s., the Android version should be out in a few weeks. Enjoy. 

Major Discovery: BotW’s Adventure Log = Link’s Diary?!

SERIOUSLY.

(Spoiler Alert)

At this point, our beloved game Breath of the Wild has been out for around half a year already. If you have played the game, you are probably very familiar with the Adventure Log feature in BotW that helps you keep track of all your missions and side quests. Or else its pretty much impossible to remember if you were catching chickens for this guy or collecting weapons to show that kid who’s boss.

But here’s the thing- Have you ever thought about the Adventure Log’s origin? Who or what is helping Link keep track of his missions?

If your answer is the Sheikah Slate or the “system”, which is what I’ve always thought, I’m gonna go ahead and assume you own an European/American copy of the game. Because apparently, in the Japanese version of the game, there is evidence that shows that LINK is the one who wrote the adventure log to keep track of his own journey.

“Ok… So what?”

So Link wrote the Adventure Log. Big deal. It’s not like this is gonna change the gameplay in any way.

…True. However, Link didn’t JUST record his missions in the Adventure Log. According to the Japnese version, Link would often type up some of his own thoughts and comments on what he was doing aside from his current objectives. This could give us a deeper insight of Link’s character.

Here’s an example:

This is what shows up after you complete The Hero’s Sword quest. The content of the two versions are very similar, but notice the use of “自分” (myself) in pic 1. This is evidence that the adventure log is written by Link, who’s talking about himself in first person narrative, instead of “the system”. With that in mind, the Japanese version can be translated to:

(I) Finally retrieved the legendary Master Sword. (I) Don’t know if it’s just an illusion, but the sword itself seems to be delighted about this.

To this moment, Princess Zelda is still inside Hyrule Castle, fighting to suppress the Calamity.

She is still holding on to the faith in me, believing that I will definitely come for her…!

But with the power (that I have) now, can she really be saved (by myself)…?

You see what they did there?

The English version replaced every first person pronoun Link has used with “you”!

As someone who owns an American copy, and has never set the system language to Japanese, I was absolutely SHOCKED when I was told about this (credits at the end).

Remember how we could find diaries of NPCs all across Hyrule? Link’s was right under our noses this whole time!

Now that you know about this, does your adventure log seem a bit different from before?

(I) finished visiting all 13 of the locations in the old pictures. I remembered everything I’ve been through together with Princess Zelda.

In those memories (of mine), Princess Zelda always strived to complete the task burdened onto her…

Even if it’s just a moment sooner, (I) want to save her as quickly as possible

(I) want to see her smile again, with these eyes (of my own).

The translation on this one is just OFF. I can’t believe the English version completely omitted the last part, and replaced it with some kind of mission instruction.

Link has been fighting all this time to see Princess Zelda’s smile again with his own eyes.

 …*sniff*

Not to mention those side quest logs. Once you realize that all of the entries were written by Link himself, the seemingly trivial information recorded in those suddenly opens up so many more hidden sides of Link. It basically re-introduced Link as someone with normal human emotions instead of the silent hero depicted throughout the game.

The caring Link, who was worried about a girl he only met twice for putting herself in danger:

…(I) ventured inside and found part of the Royal Guard’s Series, famous among equipment collectors.

When those were shown to Parcy, the traveler at the stable, her curiosity about it seem to be provoked more than ever (by me). (I) Hope she won’t do anything reckless…


The compassionate Link, who felt glad for other peoples’ happiness:

As a sign of appreciation for bringing the town together and as compensation for the work done (by me), a hefty amount of gems that were unearthed during the town’s construction were given by Hudson (to me).

(I) wish the couple could live happily ever after.


The reckless Link, who apparently felt thrilled when he managed to knock out some monsters with his new companion:

(I) captured the giant horse in Taobab Grasslands

So that’s why. It’s indeed a really big horse. It trampled whatever kind of monster in its way with ease when it galloped. That was really cool.  

When it was brought back to Straia (by me), he was very surprised.


Link the foodie, who carefully noted down new recipes he learned along the way for future use: 

(I) brought Kiana the goat butter and hearty blueshell snail required for cooking seafood paella. She shared some of the dish (with me) as thanks!

/////Recipe/////


The playful Link, who tried to mimic the way Gorons speak- by adding “goron” at the end of every sentence- after he passed the Test of Will and became one of the bros:

……

Ah… (I) kinda want to write down Kabetta’s Bro Motto, but there’s not enough space goron?

That’s too bad goron…


The empathetic Link, who felt nervous for the guy in this side quest, then relieved when the couple finally got together:


…and… THIS:

The last line on the left is the Japanese equivalent of What the heck…

I guess the statue is a bit too weird even for our great adventurer.


Finally, we have the entry that shows up after you complete the DLC trial:

(I) finally conquered the merciless Trial of the Sword.

……

(I believe that) Princess Zelda would be quite happy about how much I’ve improved


As we all know, Breath of the Wild is a game that focuses a lot on the freedom given to the players. Even the main story line is broken down into the form of memories, waiting for the players to find. As the players venture on into the wild, they would eventually find the information they need to learn about this world. The amazing amount of details you can find about Hyrule and its people is an important reason why BotW is so attractive.

On the contrary, the info available about our protagonist is very limited. The only piece of description that directly describes Link is in Zelda’s diary, where she points out that he is a very quiet person, and that’s it for our hero.

…NOT!!

Link had always had the most extensive character description. Right under our noses.

Nintendo got us. They got us GOOD.

But now we know.

SIX months after the game’s launch.

…Better late than never.

End.


P.S.: Fun fact about BotW Link- he seems to like the sand seal game a lot. Of all the entires about racing minigames, the sand seal game is the only one where Link wrote “(I’ll) try to get a better score next time!

He’s so adorable I can’t //////


CREDITS

Disclaimer: I did not discover this.

This discovery was made by a Chinese gamer @atomaruU about a week ago. To make sure that her theory is correct, she cross referenced the English version of the game, only to discover that the language is completely emotionless and robotic. Therefore, to allow more people to see who Link REALLY is, I was asked to write this post based on the Chinese article she published. 

Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/atomaruU

Tweet Link: https://twitter.com/atomaruU/status/902172455661211649

Chinese article Link: http://weibo.com/ttarticle/p/show?id=2309404145837893616605

Pic credits: @lulubuu0609 (She’s an amazing artist btw check out her blog)

Hope you enjoyed this :3    

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Sandy Hair V1


  • Comes in 18 EA colours, 36 colours of the saccharine palette and 12 rusty ombres!
  • Custom Thumbnail
  • YOU NEED THE MESH FOR RECOLOURS TO WORK!!
  • Base Game Compatible
  • Not Hat Compatible
  • Please don’t re-upload or claim as your own.
  • Please give credit where credit is due.
  • Don’t include mesh when recolouring.
  • Please tag me when you use my cc I’d love to see! 

Download: Mesh | Recolour | Ombre [simfileshare] 

Credits:

Hey Guys! Here is a cute little mesh edit I’ve made for you all! I named this hair after the amazing @sandy-sims who inspires me everyday! <3 There will be several versions so get exited! Enjoy! <3

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Don’t Care Sweater

I am working on making my favourite RL clothes for my sims. And therefore I need lots of sweaters and layered looks. I know that there already exists similar CC but I would have made it anyway and want to share the progress I make. There are 3 Versions of this sweater.  It is slightly oversized but not too much. It should be BGC. Tell me if there is any trouble.

18 swatches for the solid version. 16 swatches for the knitted version. 12 Swatches for the versions with prints that I made for my teenagers. 

Credit: Meshes by EA/Maxis

Download: Simefileshare

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As promised, here’s an edited version of the Sander Sides as benders! Hope you like it! And it made my day that Thomas saw my first version and said he liked it, and all your faves and comments really mean a lot, so thank you everyone <3

(I wrote “passion” for Princey because I think that’s the most fitting word for him)

Underrated 4E-Original D&D Monsters!

While Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition had many flaws when it came to integrating narrative and gameplay; on some pretty fundamental levels; one advantage of the system was that the simplified monster-creation allowed for a dickton of really interesting brand-new monsters to appear in a small space.

Sadly, due to both a lack of art for many of them and a fundamentally fluff-lite narrative approach for most of its run, almost nobody remembers them.

And that’s what we’re here to talk about today, with the name, a brief description, and the book they come from! So, in no particular order:

Banderhobbs- A horrible vore-frog that lives in the plane of Shadows. They take people away to work in their horrible shadow-mines until they turn into more Banderhobbs! [Monster Manual 3, tho they did come back in 5e’s Volo’s Guide]

Dreambreath Dracoliches- Dragon liches who root their immortality in the plane of Dreams and generally look like something that should be painted on the side of a van [Draconomicon: Chromatics]

Star Spawn- Horrible eldritch monster-avatars of the Stars, summoned by a giant planet that got fucked up by spending too long in the Cthulhu-dimension passing in front of them. They have stats so you can fight the giant planet. [Monster Manuals 2 & 3]

Filth Hags- A type of hag who always comes accompanied by a son she made out of poop. Yes I know they just give it as nonspecific “filth,” but we all know it’s poop [The Book of Vile Darkness. Yes there was a 4e version.]

Accipitridae- A centipede-thing made of grave-dirt and bone, part of a series of undead monsters created from grave-detritus known as Dethritus. There is also the Offalian who is a snake-thing made out of guts. [Open Grave]

Voracia- A giant starfish that eats fairies. Made as one of the edition’s Abominations; giant living weapons designed to fight in the war between the Gods and the jotun-like elemental Primordials. [The Plane Above]

Astral Renders- Another abomination, this giant silver/gold blob monster that doesn’t just eat flesh, but also the barriers between dimensions. To teleport.  [The Plane Above]

Bonewretch Skeletons- Literal dead-baby skeletons [Open Grave]

Orium Dragons- Metallic dragons obsessed with ancient civilizations, their history and lore, and with an obsession with bringing said ancient civilizations back. They breathe acid which turns into snake-vapor monsters. Which then stay around to keep attacking you. [Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons]

Apocalypse Spells- The remnants of apocalyptically deadly/powerful spells that have gained sentience, like shards of the chains of a trapped god or colorless fire from a massive war-ending spell [Monster Manual 3]

Larval Snipers/Larval Assassins/Larval Warmasters- Variants on the basic worm-that-walks monster including snipers made of wasps, assassins made of centipedes, and warlords made of beetles [Open Grave]

Chillfire Destroyers- 4e had this thing where they condensed the Elemental Planes into one big Elemental Chaos, and one of the byproducts of that was that all the elementals (at least at first) were combinations of elements. The Chillfire Destroyer; which is literally an elemental made of ice with fire inside; was one of the cooler; more iconic (In my eyes at least) manifestations of the idea. [Monster Manual 2]

Dragonscale Sloughs- Piles of dead skin and shed scales from dragons that’ve come to undead life. The dragon doesn’t even have to be dead for it to happen, as it mentions they tend to form naturally in the lairs of elder dragons [Open Grave]

Consumptive Swarm- A “demon” that’s actually a swarm of Slaad/chaos-frog larvae mutated into demons by the energy from shard of evil that formed The Abyss (Basically Chaotic Evil Hell). There’s also versions for Efreet and Djinn and a weird thing called a Writhing Crag supposedly made from Ropers and Xorn with a great design and the ability to embed you in stone. [The Plane Below]

Unrisen- People who came back very, very wrong after a Raise Dead spell. You know Pet Sematery? It’s basically Pet Sematery. [Open Grave]

Swarmtongue Worms- While the old gold-coin-mimicking Hoard Scarab came back, they also added another parasite for draconic hordes, grotesque stomachlike wormy-tongued parasites the size of a dwarf. They come in multi-headed versions called Swarmtongue Hydras and are implied to be either relatives of Carrion Crawlers or the result of what happens when the parasites feeding on a dead dragon’s body get bathed in energy from the Cthulhu dimension [Draconomicon: Chromatic]

Dragonclaw Swarms- An “advanced” version of the Crawling Claw enemy that is literally hundreds of severed dragon feet coming to attack you. D&D is silly sometimes [Open Grave]

Quom- Bald-headed two-faced people who were pretty chill until their goddess got exploded by the God/Primordial war. Now they’re searching for all the shards of their Goddess, which is a problem given how many of those have wormed their way into magic weapons or sometimes even people. [The PlaneAbove]

Flesh Cults- One of the coolest new ideas that got only one entry, they’re basically a cult not dedicated to immortality like most undead cults but rather to ˆephemerality, being in the here and the now and that everything ends eventually, with their rituals giving themselves regeneration that makes too much flesh, with it being described as a “perpetual cascade of flesh and organs,” which they then use as weapons and reanimate as temporary quickly-decaying undead servants. Because waste not want not I suppose [Open Grave]

Oubliviae- A new demon lord who looks bland at first, basically a pretty lady with an HR Geiger-armor-body, but her backstory is fascinating. Basically she is the lord of the end of all civilizations; with her layer made from a platonic “perfect” city that she ruined to turn into a reflection of the ruins of every civilization there ever was or will be; and she’s implied to come directly from the Shard of Evil at the heart of the Abyss rather than just being mutated Primordials/other creatures like the rest of the Demon Lords [Demonomicon]

Solkara- One of the few Primordials statted up that isn’t an Elder Elemental Evil with a new coat of paint, she’s suitably honked-up looking; given she’s a humanoid eel-monster with amongst other things three arms attached to two torsos connected at the shoulder and hips, which have two necks that connect to a singular four-eyestalked head. She’s stuck in an iceberg and really, really wants out. [The Plane Below]

This probably isn’t near all of them, so if I missed some, please tell me!

Man I ‘d love to see @bogleech do an article on some of these…

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solid splendor wallpaper set

four different wallpapers, made with the grungy texture from city living AND without it (as shown in the second image from the top). there’s the basic wallpaper that has a white baseboard, another with the baseboard but also with a floral trim, a version with bricks, and last but not least some wainscoting from parenthood in both the ea white and navy (not pictured).

  • §4
  • base game compatible
  • 21 various eversims swatches

download

credit: eversims palettes and remisims: photoshop actions

Craigslist room for rent goes sour.

I was in the process of joining the military, simply waiting for the date to enter service. “It would take at least a month, but no more than a year.” Apartment lease had expired, no month-to-month payment option. Looking for some short-term housing. I was single, worked 2 part time jobs, & had cash in savings. I’m quiet, flexible, simple needs. Just needed the simplest of accommodations. I went to Craig’s List.

Met with a woman who advertised a room for rent. We’ll call her “Jill”. Jill was 20something, single, and came from a wealthy family who bought her this small 3 bedroom house, gave her a nice car, paid her bills. Jill didn’t like to work, she just “sold her art”. She made awful graphic art fan fiction on her PC, probably never sold anything but was completely obsessed with her own work and would talk about it constantly. Jill had pets. So. Many. Pets. Like 20 cats, 4 dogs, a room of birds out of their cages, and several acquariums. A bit weird/slightly skewed version of reality, but seemed nice, had a room available and price was okay. I would pay a flat rate for rent and utilities, provide my own food, and come and go as I please. Neither of us ever signed anything, just details via text and email.

She benefited from my moving in as I had transferred my cable internet connection to her house. Got the modem hooked up and used my own wireless router and let her use it for free. I also have carpentry experience so I helper her repair some door frames and some wood trim in addition to patching up some drywall. Helped her out a lot, all while requesting nothing in return. The first week was nice.

Things fell apart rapidly after that. She became manipulative, started making financial demands. The electric bill was high, I needed to pay “my part”. She had bought enough groceries for both of us without informing me, but now that milk had soured and bread molded I needed to pay for “wasted groceries”. Old busted up door knob on the side of the house broke off while taking out trash, so I needed to buy a new one. Etc…

Individually these didn’t bother me much, but there was a pattern. After just weeks, living expenses had tripled the agreed upon amount. I told her that this couldn’t happen anymore. I would pay the agreed upon amount and buy my own food. Period. This settled things…for a week.

Got back from work. In my room my guitar was gone, and in its place, a bill. A bill from a plumber who had installed a toilet. “My bathroom” needed some work done. Jill had “lost all trust” that I would fulfill “financial obligations” after I “freaked out about money before.” My guitar was hostage, locked in her bedroom until I paid for her toilet upgrade. She literally added a padlock to her bedroom door.

Time to get out. I told her I was moving out the next day (a friend already offered me his guest-room). She could keep the guitar (it was a $100 pawn shop guitar). I wasn’t going to pay to fix her house anymore.

Upon packing things came the modem discussion. She was taking an online class since she now had an internet connection. She would get her own connection “in a few days”. I was angry with her but not yet vengeful. I agreed to let her use it until my connection got transferred.

A week later, called Jill the day before the cable transfer. She said she would drop off the equipment, oddly, only while I was at work. I texted a reminder, “please don’t forget to drop off modem”, and she responded, “left it in a bag outside your front door”. Weird, but whatever. I get home that night. No bag. No modem. I text, “did you leave it at the right house? can’t find it”, she responds, “yes”.

Cable got installed, still no modem. It’ll cost me if I don’t turn in the old one. Now I’m vengeful. She’s extorted money, I’ve been nothing but helpful and considerate, she’s stolen my things, now she’s probably lying and stealing more things - which will cost even more money.

Jill took a pottery class on Thursdays, out of the house for 2 hours. Her front door had a combination keypad for entry instead of keys. She claimed she would change the combo when I left, but probably didn’t know how to do that. Waited until after the time she left. Drove past. No one home. Parked a block away, walked to front door, entered the code. Still works. Straight to her bedroom. Not padlocked anymore. Look, there’s my router and modem, right where they shouldn’t be because they’re in a bag outside my friend’s place. Weird. Grab my modem & router, grab my guitar, insert a spare old burned admin copy of Win'98 into her cdrom, boot to CD, set it to work formatting her hard drive. She can complete Win'98 installation later, complained about Vista anyway. Probably won’t be able to retrieve her “art” and homework.

Back in my car within 5 minutes, at my friend’s place 10 minutes later. Jill’s pottery class still had another hour. I texted, “finally found the modem, bag must’ve blown into the bushes! Thanks for dropping it off! :D” I love to imagine whatever flurry of emotions she must have experienced at that moment…

Called me in a frantic rage 30 minutes later. “YOU STOLE FROM ME!!!” “What?? Jill…What are you talking about?” “YOU BROKE INTO MY HOUSE AND STOLE FROM ME!!!” “Wait…someone broke into the house?? I’m sorry, I don’t know anything about that… What did they take?” Her remarkable psychological gymnast skills. Walks right up to the ledge of almost admitting that she lied to me and stole my things (after-all, such an admission was required for her version of events to make any sense at all) and then psychologically-backflips away. She couldn’t do it. Her story was not compatible with reality. All she could muster was rage and empty threats and that phone call was the last time I ever heard from her. Honestly, at that point the stuff and the money involved was worth less to me than the fact that she had so much rage but couldn’t do anything about it. It brought me a little joy. The strangest part is that she never mentioned her computer at all…