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Woo! Hey! Yoohoo! Look at me!

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Orthos wrote:

Out of curiosity NH, do you have any sort of medical documentation of this? It might go a long way toward making the school more cooperative.

Either way, wishing you the best of luck.

Thanks! My issue is that they are always VERY cooperative to my face, give me whatever accommodations I ask for, sit around for 2-3 weeks saying, "Wow! Look how great Impus Major is doing now! Guess those accommodations worked! We can back off on them now!"

So it's having to harass them every 2-3 weeks to say, "No, you need to do this ALL YEAR LONG!"

Yeah, that makes sense. That's the kind of thing I'd hope the medical paperwork would smooth over. Let them know it's not just some temporary personality/social adjustment thing that'll go away when he's more comfortable with his surroundings.

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captain yesterday wrote:
Congrats TFY, always a huge deal when one is accepted to college, especially in a big city like New York City :-)

She has never left the comfy confines of calif. Let's see how she does in her first NYC winter

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One thing I really love about my current job: we need almost zero excuse to get everyone to bring in some food and have a mini-potluck lunch party. This week it's Halloween. The last one was a going-away party for one of our coworkers. Before that was a pre-Labor Day party. And so forth.


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One of the perils of working from home, 6 hours away from my office, is that I don't get to join in on potlucks and team-building exercises (which are actually fun).


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Congrats TFY, always a huge deal when one is accepted to college, especially in a big city like New York City :-)
She has never left the comfy confines of calif. Let's see how she does in her first NYC winter

Tell her to dress in layers, don't skimp on the boots and always wear a warm hat, makes all the difference.

She'll have a great time I'm sure :-)


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Rawr! wrote:

One of the perils of working from home, 6 hours away from my office, is that I don't get to join in on potlucks and team-building exercises (which are actually fun).

One of the perils of growing up a Quaker is potlucks fill you with dread.


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Finally back in Finland. Man, that was a wild three days.

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Welcome back =)


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NobodysHome wrote:
Orthos wrote:

Out of curiosity NH, do you have any sort of medical documentation of this? It might go a long way toward making the school more cooperative.

Either way, wishing you the best of luck.

Thanks! My issue is that they are always VERY cooperative to my face, give me whatever accommodations I ask for, sit around for 2-3 weeks saying, "Wow! Look how great Impus Major is doing now! Guess those accommodations worked! We can back off on them now!"

So it's having to harass them every 2-3 weeks to say, "No, you need to do this ALL YEAR LONG!"

consistency is a killer.


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Congrats TFY, always a huge deal when one is accepted to college, especially in a big city like New York City :-)
She has never left the comfy confines of calif. Let's see how she does in her first NYC winter

waits patiently


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Icyshadow wrote:
Finally back in Finland. Man, that was a wild three days.

pics!


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Icyshadow wrote:
Finally back in Finland. Man, that was a wild three days.

Welcome back, an important rule of traveling abroad I like to follow, what happens in Europe stays in Europe.

Maybe that's why they won't let me back...


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I'll need to ask my friends to send me the pics they took.


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I have fully winterized, got thermal pants and several warm comfortable stocking caps, I now officially look like a frontman for a Pearl Jam tribute band:-D


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Thermal pants? Ugh! Those itch incessantly!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Thermal pants? Ugh! Those itch incessantly!

I've honestly never had that problem, but they have been a part of my winterizing for a long time so it might be I've been desensitized to it.


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I need to drop some information from my Sixties meets Eberrontech setting, because I need to post it somewhere and I'm not ready to incorporate it into a thread yet. We've established that, this being Sixtiesesque, there are many social justice movements. Including those involving the Dwarves, which requires some background on what exactly is going on with Dwarves.

Spoiler:
Dwarves have historically been slaves, by design of the Celestial Bureaucracy. Unlike Orcs or Goblins, they were rather high ranking and valuable slaves who were well taken care of and often wielded considerable personal and political power, but they never had much choice in what they wanted to be in life. A Dwarf was an engineer, an architect, an alchemist, a wizard, a smith, a mechanic, a bookkeeper, or some other technically focused person, and in times of war a Dwarf was either specialized support or elite heavy infantry with similar prestige to a knight. A Dwarf certainly wouldn't be allowed to not pursue some sort of technical or mathematic vocation, and, while typically well provided for, they didn't have wages or the ability to choose employers. A Dwarf who just isn't a good technician was of little value, and was likely in for a life of menial labor with the Goblins (Where Dwarves and Goblins both look down on you as s*%+) unless they could at least fight, in which case they could look forward to being owned by the Celestial Army.

With the fall of the Celestial Bureaucracy, racial slavery is no longer allowed, but the expectation persists among both Dwarves and members of the other races that a Dwarf should be of few words, dedicated primarily to work, hesitant about change, some sort of technical specialist, and content to do what their parents and their parents before them did in life. Esentially, Dwarves are expected to be highly trained and specialized builders, with little discernable personality or interests outside of their work. Sometimes it feels like Dwarves are expected to be tools as much as people. Problem is, a lot of Dwarves don't want to accept that. They aren't slaves anymore, and they should be free to do what they want without society trying to shoehorn them, and they should be able to show emotion and honor their parents without copying their parents. Some Dwarves take this farther, however, and won't take any direction from anybody, doing what they want, when they want, and screw anyone who doesn't like it. Other Dwarves take the opposite position, that Dwarves are technicians content with their family's lot in life and there is no need to go about trying to change everything. In fact, those who do what change are the greatest threat to Dwarven culture and livelihood that exists today. Throw in Goblin culture being torn about whether to hate Dwarves or not, considering that Dwarves were traditionally the field overseers of Goblin slaves, and Dwarven culture being torn about whether Goblins are dumb, self destructive brutes or not, and you have the mix for a pretty heated culture war.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Icyshadow wrote:
Finally back in Finland. Man, that was a wild three days.
Welcome back, an important rule of traveling abroad I like to follow, what happens in Europe stays in Europe.

You just undermined colonization of America and all the waves of emigration there...


Interesting take on dwarves.

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That's actually pretty similar to our setting's Dwarves.

The main difference being that when the society that held them in slavery collapsed, our Dwarves took to the sea and became sailors and pirates, and have never come back to residing on land in large numbers.


Interesting Dwarven stuff.


NobodysHome wrote:
Orthos wrote:

Out of curiosity NH, do you have any sort of medical documentation of this? It might go a long way toward making the school more cooperative.

Either way, wishing you the best of luck.

Thanks! My issue is that they are always VERY cooperative to my face, give me whatever accommodations I ask for, sit around for 2-3 weeks saying, "Wow! Look how great Impus Major is doing now! Guess those accommodations worked! We can back off on them now!"

So it's having to harass them every 2-3 weeks to say, "No, you need to do this ALL YEAR LONG!"

Good luck/ hope it went well.

From my experience with fighting the school system, I would recommend bringing an advocate to all meetings. It's not as antagonistic as hiring a lawyer, but clearly communicates that you're willing to go that direction. Plus the advocate can help you know exactly what the school is legally obligated to do. Which is very helpful.
But yeah, I know this dance. Every year there's something. At least this year they didn't lose the IEP. (And this is why we always keep a copy.) So that's improvement, I guess. :)


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Panic has set in. I do not yet have a complete list of characters, let alone an outline. I still don't know exactly what the crime is which is a problem when you're writing a mystery novel.....meanwhile, my head feels like it's going to explode with too much information from setting research. And only two more days after this one before NaNo starts. I am so doomed.


...I thought you were talking about Space Jesus.


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Research? Plotting? I thought we were supposed to sit and type.


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lynora wrote:
Panic has set in. I do not yet have a complete list of characters, let alone an outline. I still don't know exactly what the crime is which is a problem when you're writing a mystery novel.....meanwhile, my head feels like it's going to explode with too much information from setting research. And only two more days after this one before NaNo starts. I am so doomed.

Nano nano?

Silver Crusade

Afternoon, all. What did I miss?


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I passed Monkey for the most aliases, then added on another 6 just to be sure:-D


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Tammy still wouldn't brag about that.


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I find it amazing what a relief it is to talk with someone who will be honest with you, whether or not you care for the answer.

Basically, we met with the high school vice principal, and she explained what a 504 plan was ("reasonable accommodations without violating the educational goals of the school"), then pointed out that putting, "Have the teacher tell Dad about the homework" was in violation of the school's goal of having independent, organized students at the end. That's why the previous school hadn't put it in, and that's why she couldn't put it in: The desire was in conflict with the nature of a 504.

So instead, she gave me a bunch of pre-printed "little blue sheets", and every Monday Impus Major has to go to every single one of his teachers and say, "Please give me my homework for the week, then sign this."

Works for me, because I'm getting the homework. Works for the school, because Impus Major is doing the work of getting the homework.

Win-win. Sort of...


Treppa wrote:

Research? Plotting? I thought we were supposed to sit and type.

<= Not a pantser. Plotter. Plotter with too little time and too many interruptions. Not that there's anything wrong with being a pantser. Just not how my brain works. I'm more of a premeditated kind of girl. ;)


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captain yesterday wrote:
I passed Monkey for the most aliases, then added on another 6 just to be sure:-D

Your next goal should be getting the most posts, something i'll never accomplish


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I was going to try to favorite more posts then Tacticslion, then I saw he was 50,000 ahead of me, so that was the end of that :-)

Hope he's just busy.

I'm sitting outside a craft store.

Also hope Anius is well.


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Casual User of FawTl wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I passed Monkey for the most aliases, then added on another 6 just to be sure:-D
Your next goal should be getting the most posts, something i'll never accomplish

Be thou warned!

I warneth thee!

Watch me warn! Now watch me nay nay!

Verily, thou canst never, never, never be merely a "casual user" of the dread intoxicant known as Fawtl.

For thou art given a "free sample"

Then, like the silver trout, or azure dolphin, thou art "hooked", and commiteth all manner of gross Depravities to obtain thy "fix"

But lo, it is not enough. Thou needest the "harder stuff". Thy parents weep - bitter tears do they weep - and thy spouses teareth their hair and beateth their breasts, as thou goest unto the General Discussion forum; yea, even unto the Paladin threads dost thou go to post, as the angels of Heaven howl in misery and dread Gehenna quaketh with horror at thine actions.


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I hope aranna is well. I need her for Space Jesus.


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I hope Fate has not scared her off. D:


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To be honest, now I'm a little afraid.


Casual User of FawTl wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I passed Monkey for the most aliases, then added on another 6 just to be sure:-D
Your next goal should be getting the most posts, something i'll never accomplish

Oh I'm not done with the aliases, not done at all!

Mwahahahahaha!!!


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Watch For Falling Rocks

Quote pyramid was getting too tall to handle. =)


Lots of angry people on the internet tonight. It's enough to drive one mad.


Public Safety Annunciation wrote:
Casual User of FawTl wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I passed Monkey for the most aliases, then added on another 6 just to be sure:-D
Your next goal should be getting the most posts, something i'll never accomplish

Be thou warned!

I warneth thee!

Watch me warn! Now watch me nay nay!

Verily, thou canst never, never, never be merely a "casual user" of the dread intoxicant known as Fawtl.

For thou art given a "free sample"

Then, like the silver trout, or azure dolphin, thou art "hooked", and commiteth all manner of gross Depravities to obtain thy "fix"

But lo, it is not enough. Thou needest the "harder stuff". Thy parents weep - bitter tears do they weep - and thy spouses teareth their hair and beateth their breasts, as thou goest unto the General Discussion forum; yea, even unto the Paladin threads dost thou go to post, as the angels of Heaven howl in misery and dread Gehenna quaketh with horror at thine actions.

I can quit anytime I want man, I only do it at parties and stuff


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Never read the comments!

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Treppa wrote:
Never read the comments!

Quoted for emphasis!


Treppa wrote:
Never read the comments!

Hard to do when it's you that's being talked at. "At," not "to."


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Casual User of FawTl wrote:
Public Safety Annunciation wrote:
Casual User of FawTl wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I passed Monkey for the most aliases, then added on another 6 just to be sure:-D
Your next goal should be getting the most posts, something i'll never accomplish

Be thou warned!

I warneth thee!

Watch me warn! Now watch me nay nay!

Verily, thou canst never, never, never be merely a "casual user" of the dread intoxicant known as Fawtl.

For thou art given a "free sample"

Then, like the silver trout, or azure dolphin, thou art "hooked", and commiteth all manner of gross Depravities to obtain thy "fix"

But lo, it is not enough. Thou needest the "harder stuff". Thy parents weep - bitter tears do they weep - and thy spouses teareth their hair and beateth their breasts, as thou goest unto the General Discussion forum; yea, even unto the Paladin threads dost thou go to post, as the angels of Heaven howl in misery and dread Gehenna quaketh with horror at thine actions.

I can quit anytime I want man, I only do it at parties and stuff

I... I learned it from you!!


*mails Dave patented B&@+& Filter®*

Note: Not gender-specific.


Job site moment of the week: witnessed GC and foreman getting into a heated argument because foreman & crew followed blueprints instead of the crude instructions GC scrawled on wall studs with a Sharpie. Evidence is mounting that I may live in Bizarro World.


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Yeah we had one of those, my brothers painted it pink with a bunch of cows cavorting on the side, then won a bunch of best parade float awards a round central Wisconsin.

Sometimes I wonder, if they loved that manure spreader more than me.

... wait! Are we talking about the same thing?

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