MORE random stuff about your day

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Nuts » 09 Mar 2018, 14:42

My response (I'm usually sat in front of my computer working, as usual) is to crank itunes up to a deafening level, find a suitable piece of music (Captain Beefheart Ah Feel Like Ahcid is a good one to really confuse the caller - or Discharge The Possibility Of Life's Destruction to blow the top of their head off) and then position the phone right next to the speaker. This nearly always works but I did have a caller recently who continued rabbiting away through the onslaught. Otherwise, just let them witter on and then ask them to hold on as there is someone at the door, and leave the call for ten minutes.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Toby » 10 Mar 2018, 17:00

I installed a landline for my wife to use as her mobile reception is terrible where we are.

We have never given out our number (and I don't even know it) but we still get cold calls. It is infuriating. I usually say "HELLO GOODBYE" and that's it.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 10 Mar 2018, 17:25

FUCKING TELEMARKETERS!!! WHY MUST THEY DESTROY OUR LIVES?!?!?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Rayge » 10 Mar 2018, 17:29

Where is sloop, that we may blame him for this?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 10 Mar 2018, 17:31

You can blame me, if you want. While you're at it, would you care to contribute to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra?

edit: $1,500 in today on just 16 hours of calling...not too bad. Not too sure how many lives we've ruined by making telephones ring; that's always a hard stat to track.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 Mar 2018, 17:44

We use a code for keeping track of clients that begins with their initials, followed by a randomly assigned number and today I've been photographing a wine collection belonging to client MW258. Sometimes when I'm photographing wine I like to find out the client's name and address and look them up on streetview to see how fabulously wealthy they are. Anyway, the MW in MW258 stands for Mike Watt! It's not THE Mike Watt, though, unless he's relocated from San Pedro to a leafy Toronto suburb.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Mar 2018, 18:29

I sent Harvey a PM about why I haven't been on here in a month in case he thought it was about him. It really wasn't. While I wasn't crazy about his response on the school shooting thread, I wrote what I wrote in response, but I don't carry grudges - too much work.

I've had a relative, a close relative, go into rehab for alcoholism, and the degree to which it had consumed him was pretty surprising to everyone. The rubber finally hit the road, as they say, and his physical condition pretty much forced him into rehab. That was the same time as when I left so it looked like I might have left for one reason, when it was really another completely different reason. Sorta.

My cousin's so bad that they had to take him out of rehab this week and put him in the hospital again. He's four years older than me, but looks 20 years older now. I won't go into the gory details, but I've been making the two hour drive up to Napa each weekend and two hours back for the last month and something had to give - and that was BCB.

His sister is coming out this weekend from New Jersey, where they grew up, and as I texted her yesterday after conversations with his doctor and nurse, it could be the last time she sees him alive. He's that bad. I also wanted to prepare her for his physical condition when she saw him.

He's my oldest cousin and I looked up to him when I was much younger. We have a small immediate family - me, my brother and my three cousins, so we're all pretty close. My mom and her sister married my dad and his lifelong best friend in a double wedding long ago so it's pretty tight.

I didn't want anyone on here to bear any emotional fallout or be collateral damage to how I was feeling, and felt it was getting that way when I responded to Harv, so I backed off.

I'm not promising anything, especially when random goofballs pick the Waterboys over September Gurls, but I'll try to restrain myself.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby never/ever » 12 Mar 2018, 19:51

This random goofball says 'you're wrong' but welcome back anyway.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby souphound » 13 Mar 2018, 13:29

Nice to see you sloop. Take care. Those are hard times to go through.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 13 Mar 2018, 14:49

B got accepted into the writers' workshop at the Banff Art Centre in Alberta which means she's going to be gone for FIVE WEEKS starting at the end of April. I guess it's gonna be just me and the pooch, living it up bachelor style.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Dr Markus » 13 Mar 2018, 14:51

Harvey K-Tel wrote:B got accepted into the writers' workshop at the Banff Art Centre in Alberta which means she's going to be gone for FIVE WEEKS starting at the end of April. I guess it's gonna be just me and the pooch, living it up bachelor style.

The pooch couldn't get her to take it as well?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 13 Mar 2018, 15:05

Dr Markus wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:B got accepted into the writers' workshop at the Banff Art Centre in Alberta which means she's going to be gone for FIVE WEEKS starting at the end of April. I guess it's gonna be just me and the pooch, living it up bachelor style.

The pooch could get her to take it as well?


You mean she could take the pooch along with her as well? Naw, I'll be happy for the company, and anyway that dog's just crazy enough that it would probably think that getting into a fight with a bear would be a good idea.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 Mar 2018, 15:15

Harvey K-Tel wrote:B got accepted into the writers' workshop at the Banff Art Centre in Alberta which means she's going to be gone for FIVE WEEKS starting at the end of April. I guess it's gonna be just me and the pooch, living it up bachelor style.



Excellent news!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Dr Markus » 13 Mar 2018, 15:53

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:B got accepted into the writers' workshop at the Banff Art Centre in Alberta which means she's going to be gone for FIVE WEEKS starting at the end of April. I guess it's gonna be just me and the pooch, living it up bachelor style.

The pooch could get her to take it as well?


You mean she could take the pooch along with her as well? Naw, I'll be happy for the company, and anyway that dog's just crazy enough that it would probably think that getting into a fight with a bear would be a good idea.


When is it not?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 14 Mar 2018, 03:37

Harvey K-Tel wrote:B got accepted into the writers' workshop at the Banff Art Centre in Alberta which means she's going to be gone for FIVE WEEKS starting at the end of April. I guess it's gonna be just me and the pooch, living it up bachelor style.


Tell her congrats for me. I hope she gets what she wants out of it. Either way you have five weeks to run wild with the dog(s).
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jeemo » 14 Mar 2018, 09:21

My son David is 27 today. Where the fuck did the time go?
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby never/ever » 14 Mar 2018, 10:03

Time is an illusion.
Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?."

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Rayge » 14 Mar 2018, 10:07

Jeemo wrote:My son David is 27 today. Where the fuck did the time go?


My son turns 50 on the last day of the month.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Mar 2018, 15:50

Jeemo wrote:My son David is 27 today. Where the fuck did the time go?


I still remember that photo you posted of the two of you in NYC with him in his Yankee cap.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Mar 2018, 15:54

Last night with the extended sunlight, my son and his buddy who lives on our apt complex decided to bike to the hardware store to get a laser pointer at around 7pm.

They didn't lock the bikes up in the bike racks near the front of the store, but decided to park and lock them in an unlit, unpopulated area away from the store. Hence, my $700 bike was stolen after they bought the $2 laser pointer.

I was not very happy when I learned of their exploits.

My son always asks me when I ask him what he thinks are obvious questions, "Do you think I'm stupid?"

This morning, I said, "You know when you ask me, 'Do you think I'm stupid?'" He didn't say anything.

I said, "Here's where it applies as a 'yes.'"
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