MORE random stuff about your day

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Postby Jeemo » 05 Oct 2017, 13:01

awaitimg the arrival of the brother. who has a gig in Glasgow tonight
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Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Oct 2017, 18:58

Jeemo wrote:awaitimg the arrival of the brother. who has a gig in Glasgow tonight


Nice.
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Postby The Great Defector » 05 Oct 2017, 19:15

Just when I think I'm getting the hang of this job..........................
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Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Oct 2017, 23:20

The Great Defector wrote:Just when I think I'm getting the hang of this job..........................


Neurosurgery on yourself is harder than you thought, huh?
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Postby Six String » 06 Oct 2017, 20:57

Neige wrote:
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That makes my colon ache just looking at it.


I think you’re supposed to eat it :oops:


:lol: :lol: :lol:


It's not just the sheer size of it, there's also the red onions sticking out like tentacles. :?


I'd hate to share a hotel room with someone who ate one of those! One or two rooms and nowhere to go. :lol:

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Postby Count Machuki » 06 Oct 2017, 22:06

sloopjohnc wrote: Are you really that indispensable?


Guess so. The company is paying me to cancel.
That's The Man, for you!

:(
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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Oct 2017, 22:23

Count Machuki wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote: Are you really that indispensable?


Guess so. The company is paying me to cancel.
That's The Man, for you!

:(


I've been thinking about your situation a lot. Even if it's just you and the wife taking off, it's important.

If your company has to cut back, they're never going to consider the vacation you didn't take as a reason to keep you.

I'm pure mercenary now after two layoffs. I didn't use to be.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Oct 2017, 22:30

I was walking back into the office from work and two of the directors were behind me. I stopped to open the door for them and one of them said, "Looks like everything's going to fall out of your backpack," because I tend to leave the pockets open.

I responded, "That's okay, my life is a confusing and precarious balance as it is."

Sometimes I get off a good one.

As an aside, I can't believe how much money our company makes. We just went public again and we made $270 million last quarter.

Last quarter.
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Postby yomptepi » 06 Oct 2017, 23:21

I am off to Jersey again tomorrow . We have a meeting with all the social workers and doctors who are looking after my mother in law. Her dementia is accelerating, and she has reached the point where she is becoming expert in pretending to know who you are and what you are talking about, but in reality she is drifting in space and time, and cannot hold on to the most basic piece of information for more than a few seconds. She seems happy enough, and she is eating well , and is warm and clean and comfortable. Which is all we can hope for. I also have meetings with the builders , the solicitors and the gardening contractor. So a fun packed two day jaunt in prospect.

Whilst at home my mother is still in hospital with a clot on her lungs and a broken arm from when the nurse slipped helping her. We have to make some decisions concerning her future care, as she is 88, and is not really strong enough to make her way around the house any more. My sister, who cares for her , is also concerned that following this episode, she will not be able to care for her alone any more. Naturally the family are torn on whether a home is the way forward, or home care. I am keeping out of it...

So much to look forward to.
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Postby never/ever » 06 Oct 2017, 23:27

Take care Michael. Those are some very tough times ahead.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 07 Oct 2017, 00:02

never/ever wrote:Take care Michael. Those are some very tough times ahead.


Yeah, double whammy - only in that's two old folks to look after.
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Postby Still Baron » 07 Oct 2017, 00:18

sloopjohnc wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote: Are you really that indispensable?


Guess so. The company is paying me to cancel.
That's The Man, for you!

:(


I've been thinking about your situation a lot. Even if it's just you and the wife taking off, it's important.

If your company has to cut back, they're never going to consider the vacation you didn't take as a reason to keep you.

I'm pure mercenary now after two layoffs. I didn't use to be.


Well what the hell is he supposed to do? It’s not like arts fundraising jobs grow on trees in Atlanta! Or do they?
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Oct 2017, 01:50

yomptepi wrote:I am off to Jersey again tomorrow . We have a meeting with all the social workers and doctors who are looking after my mother in law. Her dementia is accelerating, and she has reached the point where she is becoming expert in pretending to know who you are and what you are talking about, but in reality she is drifting in space and time, and cannot hold on to the most basic piece of information for more than a few seconds. She seems happy enough, and she is eating well , and is warm and clean and comfortable. Which is all we can hope for. I also have meetings with the builders , the solicitors and the gardening contractor. So a fun packed two day jaunt in prospect.

Whilst at home my mother is still in hospital with a clot on her lungs and a broken arm from when the nurse slipped helping her. We have to make some decisions concerning her future care, as she is 88, and is not really strong enough to make her way around the house any more. My sister, who cares for her , is also concerned that following this episode, she will not be able to care for her alone any more. Naturally the family are torn on whether a home is the way forward, or home care. I am keeping out of it...

So much to look forward to.


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Postby Belle Lettre » 07 Oct 2017, 02:40

A lot on your plate indeed, yomp x
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Postby Count Machuki » 07 Oct 2017, 03:53

Still Baron wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:
Guess so. The company is paying me to cancel.
That's The Man, for you!

:(


I've been thinking about your situation a lot. Even if it's just you and the wife taking off, it's important.

If your company has to cut back, they're never going to consider the vacation you didn't take as a reason to keep you.

I'm pure mercenary now after two layoffs. I didn't use to be.


Well what the hell is he supposed to do? It’s not like arts fundraising jobs grow on trees in Atlanta! Or do they?


They sure as shit don't!
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Postby toomanyhatz » 07 Oct 2017, 06:20

Best to Yomp. Going through something similar with my mom, but not as bad. But it's a big time stress-inducer. I can relate.

Count, you too. Sometimes it sucks to be good at your job. But beats the hell out of the alternative.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 07 Oct 2017, 16:54

All my boyhood heroes are dying. I just found that Connie Hawkins died. I read his bio in 8th grade, got his autograph at a Warriors game. A New York playground legend.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Oct 2017, 16:11

15 wildfires north of San Francisco in Napa, Sonoma and a bigger town up there, Santa Rosa. Burnt 25,000 acres so far.

I started smelling the smoke around 4 am. It's around 85 to 90 miles north of the Bay Area.

My brother in law just bought a house up there, but he said it's okay.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Oct 2017, 18:16

I am admittedly one of the worst cooks the world has ever produced. My son talked me into buying a wok this Sunday. I looked at YouTube video on how to cook with a wok, cooked something, and it turned out pretty good.

My son wanted me to cook something for breakfast in the wok, but I told him we should wait until dinner.
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Postby Moleskin » 09 Oct 2017, 21:39

Being TUPEd to another employer, who confirmed today they have no jobs for my team.
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