Karu posted:

I'm 21 yrs old and I'm currently on hiatus from college due to reasons in the topic. Basically gone whole life without any friends, significant others, or acquaintances, and its getting pretty damn lonely. It's not from lack of trying either - I had a pretty strong group of friends for the first time my freshman year of high school, purely from doing pot and hanging out with other potheads - well.. I've since quit that, and once the smoke cleared out, so did my supposed friends. I went to a community college for a year after my grades sucked ass at a 4-yr school and I was wasting my parents' money, and I found it so hard to talk to anybody.

After going all of last year to community college with no friends whatsoever, it put me into depression after having such a great time with the pothead group. I don't think I'm hideous looking or anything, but I also took a summer job at a camp as an attempt to branch out, and none of the other counselors liked me there, despite how hard I tried to be friendly. Not being in a dorm makes it seem impossible to meet anybody, and jobs around here are not taken by my peers because they are in school, which rules that out as a social opportunity -- and even if they did, I don't really feel as though I have any social skills with which to communicate and express myself the way I truly feel.

I plan on re-attending the community college in the spring, but I don't really foresee any change in my status as friendless loner. I know there's no reference list or whatever on making friends, but it seems so damn hard unless you're an incoming freshman where nobody has formed their cliques yet - I have no idea where to go alone to meet people without coming off as some creepy psycho, and I have nobody to go with to make my appearance less creepy, so it's a catch-22 in that regard.

If anyone can help a lonely dude make some friends (which doesn't involve drugs or alcohol) and branch out socially, it'd be greatly appreciated

dismiss posted:

I'm a 23 year old male. I'm pretty hygienic, showering every day (at minimum "rinsing off), but most often getting nice and clean. I'm slightly obese, about 30 lbs too heavy for my height. In case this information helps, I always sleep shirtless on my back. I'm not a particularly hairy person.

A little over a year ago, I woke up in the morning and found my (innie) bellybutton filled with blood/ooze. I cleaned it out as well as I could, but within a few days it was getting gross again. Realizing I might have a problem, I went to see a doctor a few days later.

The doctor looked into my navel using some kind of weird spreading device that I think is usually used on girl's private parts and dentist style headgear (a bright light and some kind of magnifying device).

What he found was a huge clump of ~1" long hairs, all neatly bundled together. After removing the hair, my navel started bleeding again. He gave me a tube of antibiotic stuff to fight off an infection (which is where the ooze was coming from), but we didn't actually discuss the source of the hair. He did rule out "umbilical hernia", however, saying that he had one and that it's not something I have. I figured the hair was just something totally random and kind of stopped thinking about it.

A few months later, though, the problem was back. I woke up with scabby blood around my navel and upon investigation (sticking a tweezers in) pulled out another clump of hair. Since then, without fail, the weirdness repeats every several months. For example, just two nights ago I pulled out yet another clump of hair.

I have no idea where it's coming from, but it's always at the deepest part of my navel, past where the regular bellybutton lint collects. Is it growing deep in my navel, then causing infection as my body tries to expel it? Or is it hair that sheds off of my stomach and somehow ends up getting clumped together in nice tight clusters? Any ideas?

Finally, I should add that there's absolutely no pain associated with this, but poking around inside my bellybutton makes me feel pretty nauseated. Also, I get the same type of feeling if I try sticking my stomach out as far as I can.

ZLogic posted:

When I look in the mirror sometimes my face looks different than it did before. I'm still obviously the same person, but sometimes it looks shorter or chubbier than before. Sometimes it looks longer and slender.

My face can look the same all the time or change in a matter of hours. I haven't noticed this in anyone else except my girlfriend, and she seems to be the only person who knows what I'm talking about.

So, does your face morph? Do you know someone whose face changes shape (or something)? Is there some kind of scientific explanation or am I just half-doppelganger?

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