MORE random stuff about your day

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Jimbo » 08 May 2017, 12:48

Saw a young woman on the train platform with the word FUGLY emblazoned on her sweatshirt. She herself wasn't fucking ugly, just LILUGLY.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 May 2017, 13:14

Brutal Kangaroo wrote:The wife gets induced on Wednesday, excited and scared, so fucking scared. I'm sure everything will go okay but god I hope I'm not going to fuck this up!


Sending best wishes to you and yours, dad to be!
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Postby Count Machuki » 08 May 2017, 19:13

Brutal Kangaroo wrote:The wife gets induced on Wednesday, excited and scared, so fucking scared. I'm sure everything will go okay but god I hope I'm not going to fuck this up!


YEAH, man! :D
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 09 May 2017, 13:50

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Things are getting weird here at work. They recently hired a guy they've titled "Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience" who came from a marketing firm who we had contracted to help, well, market the company. Yesterday, my immediate supervisor, the guy who takes the images I produce, the specialists' descriptions and estimates and puts them all together in catalogue form, was fired without warning and replaced TODAY by a girl who was headhunted through the aforementioned VP's old firm. To say that I am now accutely aware of how tenuous my seemingly once-solid position here is, is a massive understatement. I think I'd better keep an eye peeled for other types of employment, and try to head this train off at the pass.
Of course, I could be creating doomsday scenarios out of thin air and ultimately have nothing to worry about, the fact remains that I really dislike the new VP guy, and any time we have any sort of interaction my back gets up and I tend to respond to any of his questions as curtly as possible. According to the general manager of the company, this new VP is basically "in charge of everything now". So, in addition to looking out for future prospects, I figure I'd better just keep my head down and play the lackey as best I can.


They fired the new VP of marketing yesterday. :D
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Postby sloopjohnc » 10 May 2017, 00:12

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:Things are getting weird here at work. They recently hired a guy they've titled "Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience" who came from a marketing firm who we had contracted to help, well, market the company. Yesterday, my immediate supervisor, the guy who takes the images I produce, the specialists' descriptions and estimates and puts them all together in catalogue form, was fired without warning and replaced TODAY by a girl who was headhunted through the aforementioned VP's old firm. To say that I am now accutely aware of how tenuous my seemingly once-solid position here is, is a massive understatement. I think I'd better keep an eye peeled for other types of employment, and try to head this train off at the pass.
Of course, I could be creating doomsday scenarios out of thin air and ultimately have nothing to worry about, the fact remains that I really dislike the new VP guy, and any time we have any sort of interaction my back gets up and I tend to respond to any of his questions as curtly as possible. According to the general manager of the company, this new VP is basically "in charge of everything now". So, in addition to looking out for future prospects, I figure I'd better just keep my head down and play the lackey as best I can.


They fired the new VP of marketing yesterday. :D


I was up for a marketing manager job at a medical journal and it was between me and another guy. The other guy got the job.

A few months later, they called me back and asked if i was interested. When I went up to interview with the managing editor, I asked why they hadn't chosen me in the first place.

She said they felt like they needed an asshole for the job and found out they got one. They found out the hard way they didn't really want an asshole for the marketing manager job, but thought they did. Be careful what you wish for.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 10 May 2017, 15:06

I opened the paper this morning and saw an old teammate's and friend's obituary. I played water polo and swam with "Hutch" for four years. We weren't great friends, but hung around with the same group of guys. Hutch did one of the weirdest things I've ever seen in sports. In water polo, you can get kicked out like hockey. The ref kicked Hutch out for a short time and when the ref was leaning over the pool with the ball, Hutch ran down from the bench and pushed the ref in. He didn't play the rest of the season, senior year. He also took unusual delight telling me I hadn't made the JV hoops team as a freshman, which was admittedly, a leap. But still, he was a good guy who I saw every day in high school, weekend nights, and at tough practices. He had a great arm and was a good teammate.

The hard thing was his obituary could very well be mine - loved the Giants and is asking donations be made to Jr. Giants Community fund, loved BBQ, and, loved his family and coached his girls' hoops team. Pretty much me, as most of my friends' obits would look like.
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Postby Samoan » 10 May 2017, 18:55

I've somehow got margarine in my hair, :?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 10 May 2017, 21:25

Samoan wrote:I've somehow got margarine in my hair, :?


How do you know it's margarine?
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Postby Still Baron » 11 May 2017, 01:04

I gave my biggest continuing education law lecture yet---first hotel ballroom gig. It went pretty well, I think. You always get a few people who want to talk afterwards and I met some crazy lawyers with crazy questions. :shock: :lol:
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Postby Still Baron » 11 May 2017, 04:05

This is extraordinary!

https://youtu.be/veQkt4tS0Tc
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Postby Jimbo » 11 May 2017, 04:35

Still Baron wrote:This is extraordinary!

https://youtu.be/veQkt4tS0Tc


Different perhaps but "extraordinary"? The utter vapidity of the trend disheartens me. One dull glimmer in the piece is that the DJ mixes in some Cumbria and other native music into the otherwise dull and repetitive disco/techno crap cheese.
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Postby Six String » 11 May 2017, 04:49

Still Baron wrote:I gave my biggest continuing education law lecture yet---first hotel ballroom gig. It went pretty well, I think. You always get a few people who want to talk afterwards and I met some crazy lawyers with crazy questions. :shock: :lol:


Kudos Michael i didn't know you were doing those as part of your job. I've not taught or spoke at large events but having attended CEU conferences I could appreciate your comment on the weird lawyers. You can only imagine the weird nuclear medicine scientists/doctors. I've known few including one who wrote the chapter on statistics in one of my textbooks. Knuckin Futz. :D

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Postby Six String » 11 May 2017, 04:52

Still Baron wrote:This is extraordinary!

https://youtu.be/veQkt4tS0Tc


I googled an online boot store that sold those curly boots a few years ago. I was surprised at them too. Ot's a different world.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 11 May 2017, 07:06

Still Baron wrote:I gave my biggest continuing education law lecture yet---first hotel ballroom gig. It went pretty well, I think. You always get a few people who want to talk afterwards and I met some crazy lawyers with crazy questions. :shock: :lol:

Nice one!
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Postby Jeemo » 11 May 2017, 09:00

My cousin's daughter made her first communion on Saturday. At the lunch afterwards the kids were given a helium balloon with postcard to fill in their name and with an email address to reply to if you found it.

The balloons were launched from Paisley in Scotland. Last night a reply was received from Drumquin in Ireland.

So far so ordinary. However our grandparents before they moved to Scotland came from a small place in Ireland called Drumquin. :-)
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Postby The Great Defector » 11 May 2017, 12:22

PAYDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Still Baron » 11 May 2017, 12:28

Thanks, Belle!

Six String wrote:
Still Baron wrote:I gave my biggest continuing education law lecture yet---first hotel ballroom gig. It went pretty well, I think. You always get a few people who want to talk afterwards and I met some crazy lawyers with crazy questions. :shock: :lol:


Kudos Michael i didn't know you were doing those as part of your job. I've not taught or spoke at large events but having attended CEU conferences I could appreciate your comment on the weird lawyers. You can only imagine the weird nuclear medicine scientists/doctors. I've known few including one who wrote the chapter on statistics in one of my textbooks. Knuckin Futz. :D


Thanks! I really like teaching lawyers and it's really the only element of any career strategy that I have. I'll be able to retire in another 12 years or so and if we're still here, I want to hit the ground running in private practice, but for that to work, lots of lawyers need to know who I am and think I'm smart. The only way to put myself out there is to get into the CLE circuit. I've done a fair amount of it so far (though my boss does way more) but this was the first proper ballroom gig, so that's a victory!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Goat Boy » 11 May 2017, 12:47

Good luck man!
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Postby sloopjohnc » 11 May 2017, 16:24

Jeemo wrote:My cousin's daughter made her first communion on Saturday. At the lunch afterwards the kids were given a helium balloon with postcard to fill in their name and with an email address to reply to if you found it.

The balloons were launched from Paisley in Scotland. Last night a reply was received from Drumquin in Ireland.

So far so ordinary. However our grandparents before they moved to Scotland came from a small place in Ireland called Drumquin. :-)


Cool.
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Postby souphound » 11 May 2017, 17:32

So embarrassed. OK, I've been REALLY busy lately, but seriously, sleeping through three wake up alarms, sleeping for 13 hours, on a workday, arriving at work just past noon? Really?

So embarrassed. :oops:
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