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Day 4 out of 90 at the gym was yesterday. (My brother got me to agree to do 90 days without skipping, 6 days a week, 5 if we double up a day. He says that's minimum "transformation" time.)

I now know why so many people skip leg day.

Squats are evil. Also, I damn near couldn't walk the step up to my apartment. The one step. It took holding the door frame...and my arms were still tired from the day before.

EDIT - Apparently my "Before" is included. If I can make top of the page on my 90 day update, that will be hilarious!


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Damn, that's brutal. You're supposed to build yourself up gradually. One heavy workout day, then a light day. Doesn't he know? Do the trainers there know?


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Oh, we just keep swapping muscle groups so it doesn't really repeat.

It was the light day. Just...so...g$$!+#n...many...reps...

Go till failure every day, son. If you can do one more rep on that last set, you keep going.


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I believe that my DIs at Fort Benning might disagree.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
(I see and understand the arguments in favor of getting rid of long breaks to eliminate student forgetfulness, but at the same time I recall that working 60-80 hours a week for 38 weeks a year really ripped into me; I needed those summers to recoup. There would have to be a recognition that teachers work their a***s off and a reduction in hours to make it feasible, in my mind.)

This goes without saying, to my mind -- although the older I get, the more I realize that things that go without saying need to be said anyway.

I frequently find even 40 hour weeks to be onerous, nevermind the largely thankless 40+ hours plus unpaid prep & grading home-work hours that teachers must do. On a teacher's salary. While having to deal with quite a bit of politically-motivated stigma. (I distinctly remember a certain infotainment program whinging about how easy teachers have it.)

Anyhow, I'm 100% in favor of more frequent one-week breaks. But yeah, something's gotta give.

Honestly, I think one of America's problems right now is that we still consider the 40 hour work week a basic expectation for an adult in our society, but we don't actually have 40 hours worth of work that needs doing for every adult. So we get widespread underemployment even when unemployment is low, stagnant wages, and frustrated people in dead end jobs, because we're trying to find all this work for everybody, and a lot of the work just isn't necessary. You don't really get a whole lot of well paying 40 hour jobs when there isn't enough crucial work to go around. Long term, I think we really need to shift down to, at most, a 30 hour work week.


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Adam Ruins Work.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
(I see and understand the arguments in favor of getting rid of long breaks to eliminate student forgetfulness, but at the same time I recall that working 60-80 hours a week for 38 weeks a year really ripped into me; I needed those summers to recoup. There would have to be a recognition that teachers work their a***s off and a reduction in hours to make it feasible, in my mind.)

This goes without saying, to my mind -- although the older I get, the more I realize that things that go without saying need to be said anyway.

I frequently find even 40 hour weeks to be onerous, nevermind the largely thankless 40+ hours plus unpaid prep & grading home-work hours that teachers must do. On a teacher's salary. While having to deal with quite a bit of politically-motivated stigma. (I distinctly remember a certain infotainment program whinging about how easy teachers have it.)

Anyhow, I'm 100% in favor of more frequent one-week breaks. But yeah, something's gotta give.

Honestly, I think one of America's problems right now is that we still consider the 40 hour work week a basic expectation for an adult in our society, but we don't actually have 40 hours worth of work that needs doing for every adult. So we get widespread underemployment even when unemployment is low, stagnant wages, and frustrated people in dead end jobs, because we're trying to find all this work for everybody, and a lot of the work just isn't necessary. You don't really get a whole lot of well paying 40 hour jobs when there isn't enough crucial work to go around. Long term, I think we really need to shift down to, at most, a 30 hour work week.

agreed.

The world has changed.

Shadow Lodge

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And that's not even getting into automation.

Grand Lodge

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NobodysHome wrote:

Adam Ruins Work.

...how does one ruin what is already terrible?


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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
TS, you should not have given me a thread to textwall about story structure.
link me, I could use the insight of a teacher of a different mindset than myself.

Already enjoying this immensely, Scint!

Link

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Urgh...I'm like all over the place today...So many things to do...so little time...

1) Get a Morning Run/Cycle/some form of exercise
2) Finish Strange Aeons Book 4 Prep(Maybe I'm paranoid since the group's only at book 2's ending...but technically you could skip all the way to Book 4 with a teleport). I told them not to - since I wasn't done with Book 4 yet and I really have NO IDEA what to do if they show up 2 levels early...
3) Path of Exile grind to Act 5 so I can give my brother his First Snow Jewel that I receive as a quest award...

I try to run the AP as much as written as possible because I don't trust myself to homebrew stuff. CRs...can be deceptive afterall...and we shall not talk about the shadows or wights in pathfinder mods meant for brand new level 1s...


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Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Feeling like starting doing this thing again.
Yyyyuuuuusssssss

Comin' Round the Mountain

Also I'd forgotten how annoying and laggy Tumblr gets when you put a ton of stuff in one post.

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My 'Mons Know What You Did In The Dark

Border Patrol


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They're gonna be the death of me.


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Orthos wrote:
And that's not even getting into automation.

yuuuuuup


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Blueberries painted gold on top of the cupcakes?

What can go wrong!!


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Aww now I remember kran I think is how it was spelled from the pathfinder tales novel skinwalkers.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Adam Ruins Work.

He didn't need to ruin work it was already pretty ruined to me.

Oh and 110 kind of a slow day really.


Tacticslion wrote:

Another thing about anime: the anime portrayal of a person's relationship with their memories and emotions is fascinating to say the least. Thinking about the show, anime protea gals of a person's emotions and how they are handled remind me a lot - a looooooot - of the Psionic maenad race. Which is a sudden and fascinating comparison.

And then thee thing with memories. It's fascinating how such an emotional relationship is so often played out with those - to the point where when people get something "wrong" it's often a kind of mind-bending question-all-reality thing.

It makes me wonder what is exaggerated stereotype - like our Western productions do for our culture - and what is actually common in Japanese culture.

And then there are just baffling assertions that everyone just kind of accepts as true. Is that just fake stuff that gets repeated in media (like we have), or is it a real thing in Japanese culture? I don't know. It's interesting.

Okay, and here's an example: are Japanese so over-worked and exhausted that actual literal collapse and unconsciousness is a thing over there or is it once again a kind of excessive media thing? Because a lot of bad guy plots wouldn't work unless that's a "normal" thing.

Feeds into the "overworked" discussion.


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Its truly systematic too. If a person passed out from overwork where I have worked Employees would of called them lazy and management would of assumed they were on drugs.


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Now I am thinking about Nigel Mansel in a grand prix in the united states pushing trying to push his jps lotus across the finish line in Texas heat.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Its truly systematic too. If a person passed out from overwork where I have worked Employees would of called them lazy and management would of assumed they were on drugs.

I'd tend to presume something was seriously medically wrong, and call an ambulance.

Anyway, more on the "too much work?" thing, though this one gets political (though it takes no particular side - their videos are always hopeful for what they discuss, but it points out they don't know if it's a good idea or not): birds.


Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Feeling like starting doing this thing again.
Yyyyuuuuusssssss

Comin' Round the Mountain

Also I'd forgotten how annoying and laggy Tumblr gets when you put a ton of stuff in one post.

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My 'Mons Know What You Did In The Dark
Border Patrol

WOO~! A dunsparce! XD


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Interesting Idea but Their is not much I can say about it that is not political.

I would expect certain lobbyers to be all for this.

I am going to keep an eye on this.


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Dance Dance Revolution is a pretty intense game, and an even more intense To-Do List.


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Apparently reverse psychology doesn't mean making your therapist cry.


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I always dress for the weather. For instance, today it's really cold so I'm wearing a house.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Apparently reverse psychology doesn't mean making your therapist cry.

Therapists need catharsis too.


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I'm rubber and you're glue. He's a stapler. She's a a roll of tape. They're a box of paperclips. All of my friends are office supplies.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
I always dress for the weather. For instance, today it's really cold so I'm wearing a house.

I'm sure Hugh Laurie is upset by this.


Tacticslion wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Xenthya, Nuzlocke Trainer wrote:
Feeling like starting doing this thing again.
Yyyyuuuuusssssss

Comin' Round the Mountain

Also I'd forgotten how annoying and laggy Tumblr gets when you put a ton of stuff in one post.

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My 'Mons Know What You Did In The Dark
Border Patrol
WOO~! A dunsparce! XD

HUZZAH FOR BIG T.~!

HUZZAH FOR BURNINATING THE PEASANTS~!

HUZZAH FOR RAIKU GREGALE~!

HUZZAH FOR PRAISE DEFEATING HELIX~!

HUZZAH FOR GRINDING~!


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It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.


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Uhh is that the new version of "The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup?"


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I was watching a video where a guy was wearing a shirt that said it, and I thought "Hey, that sounds like something from Dune". A quick googling later, and it turns out that it is sometimes called the "Programmer's Mantra" in reference to the "Mentat Mantra", which was never actually in the Dune books but was made up for the movie. And then I decided to share it.


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It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

Never read the books watched both the movies/miniseries (5-6 hours is to long to call anything a movie). I should get around to reading the book.


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That's the one. It's been a while since I've read the books, but I remember liking the first 2 or 3, and then the next few being less good. I haven't read any of the books written after Frank died.

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I think the reason I got sick might be because I took too many things in my paws... I seem to be fine now I'm more or less relaxing at home...

And oh. My brother found his First Snow jewel. So I don't need to rush to Act 5 in Path of Exile to go get it for him.

It also helps that the Christmas party has been all set up =)


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Dune was a good novel, but I never had the time for the others. Frank Herbert was a masterful World-builder.


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I don't know how, but I've gone 10-0 in Hearthstone tonight.


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Wow go you. what you playin? I can't get above rank 19 this season is so janky. Everything seems to be aggro.


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Playing casual. I only play ranked until I hit 20, then switch to casual. I went 5-0 with both Priest and Hunter, using the Classic decks recommended (except for the couple of cards I don't have, so I pick something of similar power). I don't usually play those classes often, but I had quests to win 5 games with those 2 classes and just plowed through the opposition. And made about 150 gold. I used that gold to buy a pack of Classic cards, got a common, a gold common, a rare, an epic, and a legendary (Archmage Antonidas). So, yeah, a pretty good day for me.


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I need to pick up a poster frame. I found an old poster I've had forever, and want to hang it up. It's a cut-away blueprint of the Madcat from Battletech. I don't remember where I got it from, maybe it came in a boxed set? It looks like this. And it's a full 24"x36", so it should look pretty nice.


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Nice on the archmage. Your buying classic still? why not the new stuff? do you just not have that much classic yet?


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Nice on the archmage. Your buying classic still? why not the new stuff? do you just not have that much classic yet?

I have a lot of the classic, but not many of the legendary guys. I occasionally buy a pack of the new stuff (probably got a dozen or so packs of Frozen Throne and maybe 5 or 6 of Kobolds, not counting the freebie packs they gave out). But I usually buy the classic pack, and then think "Oh, I should have gotten one of the newer ones".


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At this point I get all my classic packs from the tavern brawls and just buy new stuff.


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Yeah, I should start doing that too.

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I'll try to push murloc paladin, and see what rank we can get to. Oh. Strange Aeons Book 4 prep complete!


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Another thing about anime: the anime portrayal of a person's relationship with their memories and emotions is fascinating to say the least. Thinking about the show, anime protea gals of a person's emotions and how they are handled remind me a lot - a looooooot - of the Psionic maenad race. Which is a sudden and fascinating comparison.

And then thee thing with memories. It's fascinating how such an emotional relationship is so often played out with those - to the point where when people get something "wrong" it's often a kind of mind-bending question-all-reality thing.

It makes me wonder what is exaggerated stereotype - like our Western productions do for our culture - and what is actually common in Japanese culture.

And then there are just baffling assertions that everyone just kind of accepts as true. Is that just fake stuff that gets repeated in media (like we have), or is it a real thing in Japanese culture? I don't know. It's interesting.

Okay, and here's an example: are Japanese so over-worked and exhausted that actual literal collapse and unconsciousness is a thing over there or is it once again a kind of excessive media thing? Because a lot of bad guy plots wouldn't work unless that's a "normal" thing.

Feeds into the "overworked" discussion.

It’s called Karoshi. You can find several news articles about it in addition to the Wikipedia article. Of course that’s when they actually die from overwork, but presumably there would also be cases where someone collapsed but didn’t actually die.


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Holiday party today at the karate school. It will be loud, crowded, chaotic, and the only food I will be able to eat will be what I bring myself. Ugh. :/

Tonight our gaming group is getting together for a holiday party of sorts. Dinner and then we are all going to see Star Wars. That sounds like a lot more fun. :)


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I work tonight, big surprise.

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2 wins, 2 losses, 3 wins... Rank 18 now. Will give live reports as I go along, till I get too tired to play. Standard.

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