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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Belle Lettre » 15 Jul 2018, 18:10

Well done, K!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 16 Jul 2018, 16:23

Yesterday, I was cleaning the apartment and notice that the fish's little house was turned on its side in the tank. I was wondering how long it would last when we got the cat six months ago, but I had asked my son last week if he was remembering to feed the fish.

My son was out at a friend's playing and when I picked him up, I told him I thought that Penny, our cat, had gotten to Mack, the fish. He said he knew.

I asked him why he didn't tell me and he said he liked the look of the fish tank.

He said that he'd come home one day and found Mack shrivelled up on the carpet like a leaf and a bite or two taken out of him. Apparently, the cat doesn't like sushi.

All in all, I'd have rather the fish ate the cat because the fish was much easier to take care of.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby souphound » 16 Jul 2018, 16:39

LeBaron wrote:That sucks, souphound!

:x


I am now sat in said cubicle and it does indeed suck. :x
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 16 Jul 2018, 16:53

souphound wrote:
LeBaron wrote:That sucks, souphound!

:x


I am now sat in said cubicle and it does indeed suck. :x


:lol:

It does get getting used to.

I couldn't stand it after having offices for approx. 17 years. Now I've been in cubicles for longer than I had an office.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 16 Jul 2018, 17:48

Pansy Puff wrote:Does this count?

I've just been appointed headteacher of a secondary school in Gorton, Manchester.
Funny how schools work, I start in January.


Way to go, man!
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Jul 2018, 22:24

I've started going out with this woman and she texted me and told me one of her favorite bands is playing a bar and grill this Saturday and wanted to know if I wanted to go.

I checked them out on YouTube and they're absolutely terrible. They're a bar band, so I factor that in, but they're barely above average even for that. They cover fucking Journey and on YouTube the guitarist comes in extremely late for the solo.

This will be a severe test on how much I want to get laid. She'll be in a good mood, have had a couple drinks, so it's pretty much a given. But I'll probably have to dance. I don't drink anymore so it's tough to get up the enthusiasm for music that I think sucks.

And I have to hear a Journey cover.

My dealbreakers are few and far between, but this will be the ultimate test.

She texted back, "You'll love 'em."

I. Don't. Think. So.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Jul 2018, 22:59

Just kind of a nice video with 2-time NBA MVP, Steph Curry, treating some young basketball fans to a drive and food. Oakland is only two towns away from me and it always astounds me how much some kids from there have to go through at such a young age.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 18 Jul 2018, 17:02

sloopjohnc wrote:I've started going out with this woman and she texted me and told me one of her favorite bands is playing a bar and grill this Saturday and wanted to know if I wanted to go.

I checked them out on YouTube and they're absolutely terrible. They're a bar band, so I factor that in, but they're barely above average even for that. They cover fucking Journey and on YouTube the guitarist comes in extremely late for the solo.

This will be a severe test on how much I want to get laid. She'll be in a good mood, have had a couple drinks, so it's pretty much a given. But I'll probably have to dance. I don't drink anymore so it's tough to get up the enthusiasm for music that I think sucks.

And I have to hear a Journey cover.

My dealbreakers are few and far between, but this will be the ultimate test.

She texted back, "You'll love 'em."

I. Don't. Think. So.


I'd rather sleep with my ex. :lol:

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Jul 2018, 17:16

Six String wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:I've started going out with this woman and she texted me and told me one of her favorite bands is playing a bar and grill this Saturday and wanted to know if I wanted to go.

I checked them out on YouTube and they're absolutely terrible. They're a bar band, so I factor that in, but they're barely above average even for that. They cover fucking Journey and on YouTube the guitarist comes in extremely late for the solo.

This will be a severe test on how much I want to get laid. She'll be in a good mood, have had a couple drinks, so it's pretty much a given. But I'll probably have to dance. I don't drink anymore so it's tough to get up the enthusiasm for music that I think sucks.

And I have to hear a Journey cover.

My dealbreakers are few and far between, but this will be the ultimate test.

She texted back, "You'll love 'em."

I. Don't. Think. So.


I'd rather sleep with my ex. :lol:


I'd rather sleep with your ex.

That didn't come out right, but you know what I mean.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby WG Kaspar » 18 Jul 2018, 21:34

sloopjohnc wrote:I've started going out with this woman and she texted me and told me one of her favorite bands is playing a bar and grill this Saturday and wanted to know if I wanted to go.

I checked them out on YouTube and they're absolutely terrible. They're a bar band, so I factor that in, but they're barely above average even for that. They cover fucking Journey and on YouTube the guitarist comes in extremely late for the solo.

This will be a severe test on how much I want to get laid. She'll be in a good mood, have had a couple drinks, so it's pretty much a given. But I'll probably have to dance. I don't drink anymore so it's tough to get up the enthusiasm for music that I think sucks.

And I have to hear a Journey cover.

My dealbreakers are few and far between, but this will be the ultimate test.

She texted back, "You'll love 'em."

I. Don't. Think. So.

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 18 Jul 2018, 21:51

sloopjohnc wrote:
Six String wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:I've started going out with this woman and she texted me and told me one of her favorite bands is playing a bar and grill this Saturday and wanted to know if I wanted to go.

I checked them out on YouTube and they're absolutely terrible. They're a bar band, so I factor that in, but they're barely above average even for that. They cover fucking Journey and on YouTube the guitarist comes in extremely late for the solo.

This will be a severe test on how much I want to get laid. She'll be in a good mood, have had a couple drinks, so it's pretty much a given. But I'll probably have to dance. I don't drink anymore so it's tough to get up the enthusiasm for music that I think sucks.

And I have to hear a Journey cover.

My dealbreakers are few and far between, but this will be the ultimate test.

She texted back, "You'll love 'em."

I. Don't. Think. So.


I'd rather sleep with my ex. :lol:


I'd rather sleep with your ex.

That didn't come out right, but you know what I mean.


:lol:

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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby yomptepi » 18 Jul 2018, 22:29

Once again, I am using this place to unload the trials of my life. So I apologise in advance for that, but it does help you know.

Another three hour journey to Brighton today to see my ailing mother. I went last Tuesday and Friday, and she was upbeat and cheerful , but unhappy at the hospitals plan to move her to a care home in Petworth under the care of MacMillan. Whilst I was there she was constantly being cared for by the nurses, doctors and catering staff. I said to her that I didn't believe they would move her because she quite clearly still needed 24 hour full time care. It turns out this is the case, and she is not being moved, which is good, because it means she will continue to get the quite exceptional care she is getting at Brighton County Hospital. Not so good is that it means I will still have to drag my miserable arse down the M23 twice a week for the foreseeable future. But overall a win I think.
The bad news is that she was in very poor shape today. Her breathing has deteriorated considerably, and she really struggles to talk, and more importantly , to laugh. She is still very cheerful, but in a very dark way. She feels she is slipping away at last, and was full of quips about St Peter being back from his holidays , and hopefully ready to take her very soon. All delivered with a sparkle in her eye, but I know she means it. So although I had a very happy couple of hours with her, (and later on my younger sister) I left feeling somewhat torn between being resolved with her desire to move on , and my fear of losing her. And because the whole business is becoming such an epic, I feel like it is a loss I am suffering over and over again. Which is taking the polish of things a bit... and then it took me three and half hours to get home.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby LeBaron » 18 Jul 2018, 22:34

I’m really sorry to see that, Yomp. Y’all are going through a lot right now! It takes its toll. Even the good changes are stressful. Hang in there.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Belle Lettre » 18 Jul 2018, 22:51

Much love to you, Yomp x
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Six String » 18 Jul 2018, 23:40

I'm sorry to hear of your difficulties Michael. As inevitable as death is and even with all the obvious signs in your mother it doesn't make it any easier. I'm sure your presence twice a week is a blessing to her.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Jul 2018, 17:41

Mike,

Having been there, if you ever want to talk over Facebook video chat, let me know. Even if you talk and I listen.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Jul 2018, 17:48

Last Tuesday before this, I sat down with the head of engineering and the CEO of a DSL company and the CEO said he wanted to hire me, but wanted to talk to the head of engineering first, who I'd had a good talk with before the CEO.

They asked me if I liked the job, which I did, but I told them the money would have to offset the commute.

The other day, I saw they posted a marcom specialist position instead of manager so I emailed the HR manager and told her I assumed I wasn't in consideration anymore since they posted the new job.

She wrote that they didn't think they need a manager position after all, which they do, because besides the basic marcom functions, they want some elevated stuff - like changing the logo/graphic look of the company, build awareness through higher level PR, etc. Things a younger PR person wouldn't be able to do and hit the ground running.

I also told them, while I'm not asking for them to reconsider me, that less experienced marcom people than me are asking for exorbitant marcom salaries that their experience and skills don't warrant. I've managed to land three jobs based on that - asking for a good, but fair salary, commensurate with my experience and skills, while younger folks ask for the moon.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Jul 2018, 17:51

Image

I saw this today and thought "I'd like an edition of that".

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Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Jul 2018, 18:26

Diamond Dog wrote:Image

I saw this today and thought "I'd like an edition of that".


A tunnel for St. Bernards? I guess other breeds could fit in it since the tunnel's built for such big dogs.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Jul 2018, 21:34

Diamond Dog wrote:Image

I saw this today and thought "I'd like an edition of that".


So I just bought one off of Ebay for £2.75!

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