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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby NMB » 08 Dec 2017, 11:01

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Minnie the Minx wrote:That's terrifying and exciting!


You nailed it! There are so many factors to consider. I'm still kind of in shock at the prospect.


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Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Dec 2017, 14:08

Snow fell last night in Texas. It started around 7 and this morning it is still there - our branches are bowing and heavy with it and stunned Texans, us included, are gawping in wonder. Baron got the day off work but I'm going in, I expect him to be full of whiskey and in front of French silent films shortly.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby PresMuffley » 08 Dec 2017, 14:42

It's snowing here too:

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You can just barely make them out, but in the distance (center) there are 3 or 4 deer scampering about.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Still Baron » 08 Dec 2017, 14:46

It can get very cold here, but it's usually due to high pressure and very dry conditions. For whatever reason, the mix of temperature and precipitation is very rarely right to get straight up snow---none of our friends' children have ever seen it. It's even weirder for it to happen this early in the winter. The best part is that the forecasters completely missed the ball on it, so it was a surprise. We had quite a bit of snow the four winters I spent on the east coast, so even though it's not really a novelty to me, it's still super exciting to get it here.

And that's why if you are friends with Texans on social media, they're going bonkers over an inch of snow that didn't melt overnight. It'll be gone in an hour, and it'll be 70 again tomorrow. :roll:
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Postby PresMuffley » 08 Dec 2017, 15:22

I'm roughly 7-8 hundred miles east of you and we rarely see snow either. There was a relatively bad ice storm last winter but it has been several years since it's snowed. I haven't been out driving yet, but I need coffee. That whiskey idea mentioned above sounds good too. Might pick some up, if I survive the stupid drivers etc.
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Postby Six String » 08 Dec 2017, 18:27

Count Machuki wrote:My company offered me a campaign in Seattle. It'd be a $1.5 million dollar campaign with my pay increasing by about 50%.
:|
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Have you checked out the cost of living in Seattle vs Atlanta? It's not a cheap place to live.

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Postby the masked man » 08 Dec 2017, 20:45

As I revealed yesterday on Facebook, I've had fantastic news. I knew my existing contract at Peterborough City Council was not going to be renewed (nothing wrong with my work, just budgetary pressures) and after Christmas I faced the bleak prospect of looking for new work. Well, no more worries. It turns out that I'd already impressed another area I'd supported, that they've offered me a new permanent role starting in the first week of January. It's one of those turns of fate I'm still pinching myself about.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Dec 2017, 22:39

the masked man wrote:As I revealed yesterday on Facebook, I've had fantastic news. I knew my existing contract at Peterborough City Council was not going to be renewed (nothing wrong with my work, just budgetary pressures) and after Christmas I faced the bleak prospect of looking for new work. Well, no more worries. It turns out that I'd already impressed another area I'd supported, that they've offered me a new permanent role starting in the first week of January. It's one of those turns of fate I'm still pinching myself about.


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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Dec 2017, 22:41

Count Machuki wrote:My company offered me a campaign in Seattle. It'd be a $1.5 million dollar campaign with my pay increasing by about 50%.
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I wonder if you'll hook up with Davey more than you did me when you were here in San Francisco.

Man, I'd do it for the weather alone. I know you grew up on the East Coast, but I hate the humidity out there and down south.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 08 Dec 2017, 22:57

Davey's much closer to Portland than to Seattle, even though he's technically in Washington state (I think...)

And Seattle's obviously pretty humid too, but more in a "bleak/dark/damp" way than that stagnant heaviness you get down south. And when it's NOT raining in Seattle, the weather's generally glorious.

I've spent limited time in both places, but I have to say if weather were the main criterion - Seattle in a heartbeat. And that's before all the other advantages.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Still Baron » 09 Dec 2017, 00:50

toomanyhatz wrote:I've spent limited time in both places, but I have to say if weather were the main criterion - Seattle in a heartbeat. And that's before all the other advantages.


You mean like the cost of living?
:lol:

Good luck, Count. That's hard stuff.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby yomptepi » 09 Dec 2017, 15:08

the masked man wrote:As I revealed yesterday on Facebook, I've had fantastic news. I knew my existing contract at Peterborough City Council was not going to be renewed (nothing wrong with my work, just budgetary pressures) and after Christmas I faced the bleak prospect of looking for new work. Well, no more worries. It turns out that I'd already impressed another area I'd supported, that they've offered me a new permanent role starting in the first week of January. It's one of those turns of fate I'm still pinching myself about.


Brilliant news Andrew. Great to see your hard work didn't go unoticed.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Still Baron » 09 Dec 2017, 15:17

That is excellent news, mm!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Charlie O. » 09 Dec 2017, 17:23

the masked man wrote:As I revealed yesterday on Facebook, I've had fantastic news. I knew my existing contract at Peterborough City Council was not going to be renewed (nothing wrong with my work, just budgetary pressures) and after Christmas I faced the bleak prospect of looking for new work. Well, no more worries. It turns out that I'd already impressed another area I'd supported, that they've offered me a new permanent role starting in the first week of January. It's one of those turns of fate I'm still pinching myself about.

I somehow missed this yesterday. Fantastic!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby NMB » 09 Dec 2017, 18:39

the masked man wrote:As I revealed yesterday on Facebook, I've had fantastic news. I knew my existing contract at Peterborough City Council was not going to be renewed (nothing wrong with my work, just budgetary pressures) and after Christmas I faced the bleak prospect of looking for new work. Well, no more worries. It turns out that I'd already impressed another area I'd supported, that they've offered me a new permanent role starting in the first week of January. It's one of those turns of fate I'm still pinching myself about.


That's great. And well deserved.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Dec 2017, 19:01

Still Baron wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:I've spent limited time in both places, but I have to say if weather were the main criterion - Seattle in a heartbeat. And that's before all the other advantages.


You mean like the cost of living?
:lol:


I'm sure that's why the extra money. Similar professional jobs in the Bay Area pay approximately half everywhere else.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Still Baron » 09 Dec 2017, 19:06

Yes, that is usually how it works.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Neige » 10 Dec 2017, 14:44

the masked man wrote:As I revealed yesterday on Facebook, I've had fantastic news. I knew my existing contract at Peterborough City Council was not going to be renewed (nothing wrong with my work, just budgetary pressures) and after Christmas I faced the bleak prospect of looking for new work. Well, no more worries. It turns out that I'd already impressed another area I'd supported, that they've offered me a new permanent role starting in the first week of January. It's one of those turns of fate I'm still pinching myself about.


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Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Dec 2017, 17:00

My brother must be going through old photos. He sent this one of me and him at the beach covered up to our necks in the sand. I'm on the right.

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And of my mom and dad out at a dinner dance.

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Postby Charlie O. » 11 Dec 2017, 17:51

You had your father's hair!
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