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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby LeBaron » 06 Jul 2018, 12:46

Matt Wilson wrote:I love Texas but I don't think I'm ever gonna live in a red state again, thank you.


It’ll turn blue eventually (sooner, if people would vote), but I can’t say I blame you. Most of the leaders in our state government are ridiculous. An embarrassment.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 06 Jul 2018, 14:21

Toby wrote:Got my dad into the same home that my mum saw out her last days. They had one free space and it was my first port of call. A sense of relief for everyone as he knows it, they remembered him and we know the care is very good.

Now going to Hay on Wye for the weekend to let off steam at a festival.


That must be a great relief for you and your family. Enjoy your weekend.

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Postby Six String » 06 Jul 2018, 14:31

LeBaron wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:I love Texas but I don't think I'm ever gonna live in a red state again, thank you.


It’ll turn blue eventually (sooner, if people would vote), but I can’t say I blame you. Most of the leaders in our state government are ridiculous. An embarrassment.


Yeah, when I visited my family last year my uncle who has similar political leanings as me told me if I thought national politics were bad, the Texas poitics were even worse. :o My mother thought I might be moving back to Texas after I retired since Rebecca and I split up but I told her I couldn't live in Texas and be happy as much as I'd like to be closer to her and my siblings.
They are all voted for Trump (not my uncle) so we don't talk about politics when we're together. I don't know how they feel about him today but I'm not living around a bunch of people who think he's doing a bang up job. Like Matt, I like Texas for a lot of things but politics and humidity are two things I can't abide and those things influence my daily life. As long as I can afford to live here I'm not going anywhere.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Matt Wilson » 06 Jul 2018, 15:21

Yep, my sentiments.

But if I were gonna live in a red state, it would be Texas.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 06 Jul 2018, 16:15

I share an office with my assistant and I'm SICK TO DEATH OF INANE CHIT CHAT.

Honestly, it takes so much out of me.

Whew, thanks, I feel better now.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Jul 2018, 16:52

Six String wrote:I am now beginning month five of weaning myself off my pain meds. I am now taking five mg q4-6 hrs and I plan on stopping completely next month. Back in February I was taking 60mg q 12hrs plus 20-30 mg spread out through the day. Now it's 20-30 mg in a 24hr period. It's been a long haul but I'm finally seeing the end of the road. I'm grateful that my addiction was medical induced and not me trying to get high every day as I have no desire to return to this life I've lived for twelve years. I'm glad I took so long to get to this point as it has kept any withdrawl symptoms to a minimum and though I've had some unpleasant days, my desire to rid myself of this malady has kept me focused and on point. I've been reading boks like a crazy bastard to keep my mind occupied.

In other news, Rebecca and I have been spending time together for the last few months. She started coming out to my dj gigs at my friend's cidery (is that a word?) and we've gone out to dinner a few times. Last night she spent the night, the first time we've slept together in a few years. Not sure where this is going but I'm pretty happy right now.


Good news on all fronts.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Jul 2018, 17:37

My son is in a summer volunteer program for the city and yesterday he had to spread mulch at different locations as ground cover. For high school graduation, students have to perform a certain amount of service hours and this program takes care of all of them in one summer.

They spread these piles of mulch around the largest city park's paths as ground cover to keep back weeds. The park has a lake in the middle and people walk around the paths. He was telling me what certain people said to him yesterday as they walked past him and his co-workers.

One younger man walking along said, "I thought there were child labor laws these days."

Another woman in her mid-50s or so said, "You boys should worker harder. She's working harder than all of you," meaning a girl co-worker that was working with them.

Finally, an older guy said to them as he walked past, "So this is what they do with our tax dollars."

Based on these comments, he came to a realization, albeit not his own: "Everybody's a critic, dad."

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Postby toomanyhatz » 06 Jul 2018, 18:05

The thing that amazes me about that - no one engages any more - they just take off on their own assumptions about what's going on. Did a single person ask what he was doing and why? Why would they when it's so much easier to assume you already know everything about everything?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Jul 2018, 18:13

toomanyhatz wrote:The thing that amazes me about that - no one engages any more - they just take off on their own assumptions about what's going on. Did a single person ask what he was doing and why? Why would they when it's so much easier to assume you already know everything about everything?


I found that interesting too.

The older guy was the most interesting to me. These kids aren't getting paid and are volunteering and it keeps them occupied for a good cause and out of trouble. He automatically thought it was a waste of money.

Sure, the director (she's a young teacher and this is her summer job) and older counselors get paid a little. And after his volunteering ends at 3:30, Derek bikes to the library and reads books until I get home.

In fact, I can't think of a better use of tax dollars to occupy his day.

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Postby Wally Bingbang » 06 Jul 2018, 20:40

Socialist!
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Postby sloopjohnc » 06 Jul 2018, 21:04

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Socialist!


:lol:

Up the proletariat!

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Postby Six String » 06 Jul 2018, 21:55

sloopjohnc wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:The thing that amazes me about that - no one engages any more - they just take off on their own assumptions about what's going on. Did a single person ask what he was doing and why? Why would they when it's so much easier to assume you already know everything about everything?


I found that interesting too.

The older guy was the most interesting to me. These kids aren't getting paid and are volunteering and it keeps them occupied for a good cause and out of trouble. He automatically thought it was a waste of money.

Sure, the director (she's a young teacher and this is her summer job) and older counselors get paid a little. And after his volunteering ends at 3:30, Derek bikes to the library and reads books until I get home.

In fact, I can't think of a better use of tax dollars to occupy his day.


No wonder people of color are having the cops called on them for simply being somewhere. Everyone thinks they know the score. Sad, really.

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Postby Matt Wilson » 06 Jul 2018, 23:54

It's 113 degrees where I live. My AC won't go below 80. I'm sitting in my apartment sweating. Time to break out the booze!
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 07 Jul 2018, 19:25

Bizarre day. It should have been all about the football. Went watching one of our closest friends do a charity sky dive this morning, and got really freaked out when her parachute didn't open properly, and had to be cut away. The reserve worked, and she's fine, but those few seconds, watching with her partner and kids, as her parachute was cast aside will stay with me a long time.

Then had a barbecue and some champagne back at ours to celebrate and chill, and missed most of the game, which seemed less important somehow.
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 09 Jul 2018, 12:23

Back to work today after 3 weeks off. Can't say I'm really looking forward to it...
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Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Jul 2018, 17:08

Darkness_Fish wrote:Bizarre day. It should have been all about the football. Went watching one of our closest friends do a charity sky dive this morning, and got really freaked out when her parachute didn't open properly, and had to be cut away. The reserve worked, and she's fine, but those few seconds, watching with her partner and kids, as her parachute was cast aside will stay with me a long time.

Then had a barbecue and some champagne back at ours to celebrate and chill, and missed most of the game, which seemed less important somehow.


That will get your heart pumping.

It's funny - my son asked me this weekend if I'd ever like to go sky diving. I told him I have a tough enough time on solid ground.

On other note, on the way to drop off my son at his summer job, we were talking about the upcoming week. I was telling him how much stuff I have going on and he said he had a busy week too.

I was kinda incredulous. I said, "You have your park job, football practice in the afternoon, and then field trips to a water park and go-kart racing at the end of the week."

He said, "I know. That's a lot of stuff to do."

I tried not to laugh.

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Postby Neige » 10 Jul 2018, 14:07

The other day, my smartphone went diving three feet deep and didn't survive. Neither did the SIM card. :x

After hardly any fiddling with the replacement I bought the next day, I had virtually everything running as before - with all background and profile pictures (not to mention the 1000+ other pics), all contacts, all settings, all apps, even the bespoke ring tone!!! :shock:

It's sort of spooky, as I haven't knowingly synchronized anything or even considered using outside storage - ever!
I guess it's all in the Cloud by default these days.

I was relieved, sure, but I also feel deeply irritated by this. :?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Jul 2018, 00:58

Neige wrote:The other day, my smartphone went diving three feet deep and didn't survive. Neither did the SIM card. :x

After hardly any fiddling with the replacement I bought the next day, I had virtually everything running as before - with all background and profile pictures (not to mention the 1000+ other pics), all contacts, all settings, all apps, even the bespoke ring tone!!! :shock:

It's sort of spooky, as I haven't knowingly synchronized anything or even considered using outside storage - ever!
I guess it's all in the Cloud by default these days.

I was relieved, sure, but I also feel deeply irritated by this. :?


It is kinda creepy.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Jul 2018, 17:12

I had a second interview at a DSL/WiFi company for their marcom manager position and they pretty much said they're going to offer me the job after they talk with the head of engineering, whom I met with yesterday. It's kind of an interesting place. The founder of the company invented DSL while he was at Stanford.

I told them I like the prospective work, but that the commute and they'd have to offer me a good amount for me to switch from my current place. I'm bored out of my mind, but I don't hit a freeway on my commute, so much so that I go home for lunch it's so close. The hours are very good where I'm at now, and it would be much busier at the new place. Which isn't bad, just a lot to do.

If they come back with a good amount, I'll leverage that in a negotiation for a little more pay at my current place and ask for more work. And see what happens.

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Postby souphound » 12 Jul 2018, 14:24

Our office is moving up 3 floors tomorrow. I've been here for 27 years so you can only imagine how much stuff one gathers. We're moving to much smaller spaces (I'm going from a 10ft by 15ft office into a cubicle). For the past 6 weeks or so, we've been working feverishly at becoming as paperless as possible. Since we recently went from a team of 5 down to a team of 2, I've been taking care of the stuff of 4 people.

I'm just about done.

Of course on Monday, the unpacking begins. Can't wait. :?
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