MORE random stuff about your day

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Jul 2018, 00:03

souphound wrote: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. :?


I have been in a cubicle from offices since 2000. I had three or four jobs before that where I had my own office. Just writing that down, I realize I've been cubicles for 18 years now. Even when I had manager positions.

You get used to the surrounding chatter.

I work with a young woman who works in our cube farm who intensely dislikes the surrounding noise and has a white noise machine underneath her desk to drown it out. My feeling is that you have to get used to it nowadays. Sometimes when I've been concentrating on editing something or have to review something intensely, I've had to put my fingers in my ears, but that doesn't happen very often. The place I work now is the quietest cube farm I've ever worked in. Usually, I'm stuck with sales folks and they can be loud.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby LeBaron » 13 Jul 2018, 00:19

That sucks, souphound!

:x
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby pcqgod » 13 Jul 2018, 21:17

Someone called our office and asked for me and I told them that I wasn't in today. :lol:
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Pansy Puff » 14 Jul 2018, 11:17

Does this count?

I've just been appointed headteacher of a secondary school in Gorton, Manchester.
Funny how schools work, I start in January.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby LeBaron » 14 Jul 2018, 12:24

pcqgod wrote:Someone called our office and asked for me and I told them that I wasn't in today. :lol:


I won’t be fooled again. :x
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Postby Samoan » 14 Jul 2018, 21:47

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.

I should say.

Many Congratulations!
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Postby Pansy Puff » 14 Jul 2018, 22:17

Samoan wrote:
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.

I should say.

Many Congratulations!

Thank you!
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Postby LeBaron » 14 Jul 2018, 23:31

Congratulations, PP!
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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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