MORE random stuff about your day

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Postby Six String » 06 May 2017, 06:37

The Twomanys are in town for a baseball game tomorrow which I probably can't attend due to work so we went to dinner tonight so we could hang together for a while. We lucked out and got a table at a small neighborhood place I frequent. It is easy to carry on a conversation there, a quality I thought a couple who had driven six hours would appreciate. I appreciate it and I'm five minutes away. ;) Anyway, I wouldn't call it a jollyup so no cds or pics but we did have a good time.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 06 May 2017, 06:43

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
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Harvey K-Tel wrote:Just been informed that I'm going to be playing a drum solo at our show next Saturday.

Can they do that?


Apparently they can! (and I've accepted the challenge)


I don't play drum solos. Once I sat in at a winery where some jazz musicians I knew were playing and I ended up sitting in playing drums and suddenly someone calls for trading fours so I have to come with four bars of something interesting with the others for as long as it is decided and since they didn't mention this at all I had no idea how long I was going to have to keep this up, i was terrified but got through it. How long does the solo have to be?

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Postby toomanyhatz » 06 May 2017, 17:08

Six String wrote:The Twomanys are in town for a baseball game tomorrow which I probably can't attend due to work so we went to dinner tonight so we could hang together for a while. We lucked out and got a table at a small neighborhood place I frequent. It is easy to carry on a conversation there, a quality I thought a couple who had driven six hours would appreciate. I appreciate it and I'm five minutes away. ;) Anyway, I wouldn't call it a jollyup so no cds or pics but we did have a good time.


We should've made CDs and taken pictures! :oops:

Thanks so much though, Les - that really hit the spot. Great place too.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby harvey k-tel » 06 May 2017, 19:36

Six String wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:Can they do that?


Apparently they can! (and I've accepted the challenge)


I don't play drum solos. Once I sat in at a winery where some jazz musicians I knew were playing and I ended up sitting in playing drums and suddenly someone calls for trading fours so I have to come with four bars of something interesting with the others for as long as it is decided and since they didn't mention this at all I had no idea how long I was going to have to keep this up, i was terrified but got through it. How long does the solo have to be?


I'll probably just do 8 bars. I was initially thinking I'd just do 4, but what the hell - let's live a little!
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 06 May 2017, 22:25

I'm looking forward to listening to this tonight

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pdfyw

Dawn chorus about 11pm here our time. Sweet!
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Postby Hugh » 06 May 2017, 23:51

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Six String wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Apparently they can! (and I've accepted the challenge)


I don't play drum solos. Once I sat in at a winery where some jazz musicians I knew were playing and I ended up sitting in playing drums and suddenly someone calls for trading fours so I have to come with four bars of something interesting with the others for as long as it is decided and since they didn't mention this at all I had no idea how long I was going to have to keep this up, i was terrified but got through it. How long does the solo have to be?


I'll probably just do 8 bars. I was initially thinking I'd just do 4, but what the hell - let's live a little!


I went to see Procul Harem tonight. Filling BJ Wilson's shoes is a big ask but the drummer was great. His drum solo though was not only unnecessary but actually spoiled the whole flow of the gig.

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Postby The Red Heifer » 07 May 2017, 06:50

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!
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Postby hippopotamus » 07 May 2017, 07:54

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!



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Postby sloopjohnc » 07 May 2017, 14:49

For nearly 30 years, Saturday morning was reserved for pick-up basketball until I got too broken down to play. Sunday was reserved for the show, The Sports Reporters, on ESPN. It was four eminent sports reporters talking about the previous week in sports. Now, it's being taken off the air by ESPN. Sometimes I wish I could turn back the clock a little. I'm going to go down to the schoolyard and shoot around for awhile.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 07 May 2017, 14:50

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!


Good luck.
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Postby Toby » 07 May 2017, 18:36

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!


Good luck. Make sure you're there every step of the way for her. Being induced can be like going from 0-60.

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Postby harvey k-tel » 08 May 2017, 00:12

Best of luck, Brendan! I'm sure you'll be a great dad.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby kath » 08 May 2017, 00:43

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Best of luck, Brendan! I'm sure you'll be a great dad.


ya!!

whatever you do, don't take it personally if she throws a punch at you during labor.

okay, maybe that was just me.

best of all well-wishery.

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Postby Belle Lettre » 08 May 2017, 06:44

All the best, heifer!
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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 Cheddars » 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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