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Postby toomanyhatz » 15 Feb 2018, 18:34

sloopjohnc wrote:
My point was that it sounds like you're trying to rationalize your taste for red wine for white wine. Just say you like red wine better instead of trying to invent a reason for it.

I happen to like white wine better and don't need someone else's stupid rules to tell me what I should eat with or not.


Yes, I'm well aware of the non-conformity of your culinary habits. :D

Also, it was you that brought up wine pairings, not me. I don't pay that much attention to them, to be honest. I'm more of a beer drinker anyway, in general.
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Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 15 Feb 2018, 18:43

What wine best pairs with a Breakfast Burrito? A cheeky Chateauneuf du Pape?
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 15 Feb 2018, 18:47

nev harp wrote:What wine best pairs with a Breakfast Burrito? A cheeky Chateauneuf du Pape?


For Sloop I'd suggest an '08 Dominus. Go bold or go home.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Feb 2018, 19:07

toomanyhatz wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
My point was that it sounds like you're trying to rationalize your taste for red wine for white wine. Just say you like red wine better instead of trying to invent a reason for it.

I happen to like white wine better and don't need someone else's stupid rules to tell me what I should eat with or not.


Yes, I'm well aware of the non-conformity of your culinary habits. :D .


:lol:

They are bold and piquant, that is true.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Feb 2018, 19:08

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
nev harp wrote:What wine best pairs with a Breakfast Burrito? A cheeky Chateauneuf du Pape?


For Sloop I'd suggest an '08 Dominus. Go bold or go home.


I got your '08 Dominus right here, buddy.

But that's kinda my response to everything.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 15 Feb 2018, 19:53

Once you go Sloop you'll never go back.
sloopjohnc wrote:Aslan has some good credenitals - got his BA from Santa Clara, a Jesuit school and his Masters from Harvard and PhD from Santa Barbara, a surfing school.


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Postby PresMuffley » 16 Feb 2018, 12:20

PresMuffley wrote:Today I have to drive 3 hrs to be a witness in traffic court for my best friend. He got a B.S. $180 ticket for a U-Turn back in Sept. taking his kids to school while I was visiting. The cop was a total dick. Very rude. A bunch of parents got ticketed that morning. It was apparently some sort of sting operation on upper-middle-class people. Good to see the authorities are attempting to spread the harassment around evenly, I suppose.


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Postby Dr Markus » 16 Feb 2018, 12:36

I got three offers for car insurance. One at over 900 euros, one at just over 600 euro and one at just under 500 euro. With the same access to stats in my case, how the fuck do three difference insurance companies come up with 3 such different quotes? Fuck me.
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Postby Insouciant Western People » 16 Feb 2018, 12:48

Just found out I've passed all four taught modules of my part time Master's degree, and I can now progress to the dissertation, I've got a year to submit it.

I'm over the moon, and not a little relieved. I was sure I'd screwed up in a big way on one of the final essays.
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Postby Dr Markus » 16 Feb 2018, 12:52

Nick wrote:Just found out I've passed all four taught modules of my part time Master's degree, and I can now progress to the dissertation, I've got a year to submit it.

I'm over the moon, and not a little relieved. I was sure I'd screwed up in a big way on one of the final essays.

What's it in? "Cultural contributions of belle and Sebastian" ;)
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Postby hippopotamus » 16 Feb 2018, 13:53

Nick wrote:Just found out I've passed all four taught modules of my part time Master's degree, and I can now progress to the dissertation, I've got a year to submit it.

I'm over the moon, and not a little relieved. I was sure I'd screwed up in a big way on one of the final essays.



Oh congrats!! Life is pretty challenging on its own, without all those times you go out of your way to make it even harder... but it's worth it when you find yourself getting through them and achieving all those things. Having just sat the first 2 parts of my membership exams, I know how you feel. Good luck with the dissertation!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 16 Feb 2018, 14:21

Nick wrote:Just found out I've passed all four taught modules of my part time Master's degree, and I can now progress to the dissertation, I've got a year to submit it.

I'm over the moon, and not a little relieved. I was sure I'd screwed up in a big way on one of the final essays.


That's great news Nick, you fucking smartarse! Well done! X
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Postby Toby » 16 Feb 2018, 14:23

Nick wrote:Just found out I've passed all four taught modules of my part time Master's degree, and I can now progress to the dissertation, I've got a year to submit it.

I'm over the moon, and not a little relieved. I was sure I'd screwed up in a big way on one of the final essays.


What's the MA in? Well done btw.

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Postby Insouciant Western People » 16 Feb 2018, 16:12

Thank you all for the kind words :D

It's an MA in Terrorism & Security Studies. For my dissertation I'm thinking about looking at the state terror apparatus of the Iraqi Ba'ath regime, or maybe the post-war insurgencies that the British encountered in places like Malaya, Kenya, Aden, Dhofar and/or Cyprus. I need to sit down with my supervisor and discuss ideas though, and then get a formal proposal together.

I've really enjoyed studying part time, but it's been a grind at times too, fitting it in in the evenings or at weekends, and my self-discipline's often been lacking. I'm excited about the dissertation though, looking forward to really getting into a subject in some depth.
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Postby Dr Markus » 16 Feb 2018, 16:14

Nick wrote:Thank you all for the kind words :D

It's an MA in Terrorism & Security Studies. For my dissertation I'm thinking about looking at the state terror apparatus of the Iraqi Ba'ath regime, or maybe the post-war insurgencies that the British encountered in places like Malaya, Kenya, Aden, Dhofar and/or Cyprus. I need to sit down with my supervisor and discuss ideas though, and then get a formal proposal together.

I've really enjoyed studying part time, but it's been a grind at times too, fitting it in in the evenings or at weekends, and my self-discipline's often been lacking. I'm excited about the dissertation though, looking forward to really getting into a subject in some depth.



Fuck, hardly light reading in that MA.
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Postby WG Kaspar » 16 Feb 2018, 17:34

Nick wrote:Thank you all for the kind words :D

It's an MA in Terrorism & Security Studies. For my dissertation I'm thinking about looking at the state terror apparatus of the Iraqi Ba'ath regime, or maybe the post-war insurgencies that the British encountered in places like Malaya, Kenya, Aden, Dhofar and/or Cyprus. I need to sit down with my supervisor and discuss ideas though, and then get a formal proposal together.

I've really enjoyed studying part time, but it's been a grind at times too, fitting it in in the evenings or at weekends, and my self-discipline's often been lacking. I'm excited about the dissertation though, looking forward to really getting into a subject in some depth.

Congrats Nick!
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Postby Belle Lettre » 17 Feb 2018, 07:27

Nick wrote:Thank you all for the kind words :D

It's an MA in Terrorism & Security Studies. For my dissertation I'm thinking about looking at the state terror apparatus of the Iraqi Ba'ath regime, or maybe the post-war insurgencies that the British encountered in places like Malaya, Kenya, Aden, Dhofar and/or Cyprus. I need to sit down with my supervisor and discuss ideas though, and then get a formal proposal together.

I've really enjoyed studying part time, but it's been a grind at times too, fitting it in in the evenings or at weekends, and my self-discipline's often been lacking. I'm excited about the dissertation though, looking forward to really getting into a subject in some depth.

Well done! There are a couple of other areas you might consider :D
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Postby Six String » 19 Feb 2018, 00:00

Nick wrote:Just found out I've passed all four taught modules of my part time Master's degree, and I can now progress to the dissertation, I've got a year to submit it.

I'm over the moon, and not a little relieved. I was sure I'd screwed up in a big way on one of the final essays.


Congratulations! Well done.

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Postby Count Machuki » 19 Feb 2018, 15:29

Holy crap, our neighborhood is in the national news:

Police: Uber Eats delivery flees after customer shot, killed in Buckhead

A 30-year-old man died of injuries after a shooting in Buckhead that police believe involved an Uber Eats driver.

Witnesses told Atlanta police the man ordered food via a smartphone app to be delivered to the 2800 block of Pharr Court South about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said.


This happened on our block. It's the building at the end of our street.

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Postby Belle Lettre » 19 Feb 2018, 19:07

Bloody hell, Count :(
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