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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Yes. You are all ABSOLUTELY right.

And yet.
I'm still averaging four hours of sleep a night agonizing over it (partly over sticker shock checking rates on moving companies, and the house won't be ready for us to move into yet so we'll have to rent for a little while first).
And I just got off the phone with the director and it turns out that, while they want to offer me the position, it's not going to be a head teacher position after all, it would be the second-in-command position.

Which is entirely appropriate; the gal who would be moving from second to head in the classroom has been there for seven years, knows the school, knows the families, etc.

And I'm totally aware that my disappointment is entirely, as Ving Rhames put it in Pulp Fiction, "just Pride f***ing with you".

So... again... yeah.

So we're supposed to talk again on Tuesday.

Well, considering that moving back in with my mother was the worst decision I ever made in my life, renting is actually a better call, in my opinion.

I was just coming here to suggest that when I saw the decision had been thankfully made for you.

And good luck! There's, "I'm almost certain I got this job," and then there's, "I have the physical offer letter in my hands," and the two are frustratingly worlds apart.

Hahahahaha.

No lie.

And it turns out there's a duplex available in her neighborhood for 800 a month we could probably get for a minimal deposit, no first/last.

Cost of living is seriously different there.

wow...

A couple different times I've linked some home prices in the "way out of my financial league" range for my area. From what NH has described for his house, in my neighborhood, it would probably sell for 80-100k. Where I grew up it would be more like 50-60k, tops. Illinois tends to be higher priced than Texas (and most of the South, in general).

EDIT: Oh. Well. Talk about "way out of my financial league"...


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I still remember back in the late 80s/early 90s when my friend moved to Houston and bought herself a mansion with a guitar-shaped swimming pool for $90k.


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Okay. There are plenty of grammatical errors I run across that make sense. I can understand why someone would make the error - run-on sentences that follow their own speech patterns, etc.

But where in the name of Cayden Cailean's heretical AA meetings did this child pick up the habit of putting a space before every punctuation mark?!


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Well, that was a fuming pooburger of a week, and whoopee, I'm still at work, with jobs I need to do before I can go. Feh.


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Scintillae wrote:

Okay. There are plenty of grammatical errors I run across that make sense. I can understand why someone would make the error - run-on sentences that follow their own speech patterns, etc.

But where in the name of Cayden Cailean's heretical AA meetings did this child pick up the habit of putting a space before every punctuation mark?!

weird, I have started encountering people professionally who do that too.

The only time I saw it before was waaaaaaaaay back in high school, where one of the mac kids did the same thing, swearing it was the right punctuation in an electronic document and that everyone else was wrong for bringing in typewriter punctuation to an electronic forum. He tried to prove it with some weird way his printer parsed one type of punctuation vs another.


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This isn't a computer issue - we're a 1:1 Chromebook school, so their essays are all on Google Docs. This is the only kid I have doing this, so it's not a Google bug. I just...I'm at a loss.


Scintillae wrote:
This isn't a computer issue - we're a 1:1 Chromebook school, so their essays are all on Google Docs. This is the only kid I have doing this, so it's not a Google bug. I just...I'm at a loss.

weird.


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Scintillae wrote:

Okay. There are plenty of grammatical errors I run across that make sense. I can understand why someone would make the error - run-on sentences that follow their own speech patterns, etc.

But where in the name of Cayden Cailean's heretical AA meetings did this child pick up the habit of putting a space before every punctuation mark?!

Don't get me started.

I was out for a few days. The team decided on a standard for referring to the documentation.

The standard is:

"For more information see, Document Name (http://docaddress.com) in the documentation."

WHAT IS THAT COMMA DOING IN THAT LOCATION!?!?!?!?!


I am familiar with that, but the italicized words need to be in quotation marks.


Scintillae wrote:

Okay. There are plenty of grammatical errors I run across that make sense. I can understand why someone would make the error - run-on sentences that follow their own speech patterns, etc.

But where in the name of Cayden Cailean's heretical AA meetings did this child pick up the habit of putting a space before every punctuation mark?!

Well, in Russian cursive, there's a little divot similar to a period between certain letters, so anything is possible.


Break!

I haven't seen so many beatiful ladies in ages...

No photos, though. I don't have time.


Freehold DM wrote:
I am familiar with that, but the italicized words need to be in quotation marks.

Right. A comma after "information" would have been fine. Putting the document title in quotes would have been fine.

But the comma, then italics? Feh!


Hello, everyone.


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Howdy, John.


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Apparently I'm doing a good job, coworker kept asking me "how did you do that!" when he looked at my wall.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Apparently I'm doing a good job, coworker kept asking me "how did you do that!" when he looked at my wall.

So many replies, but so few of them family friendly...


NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
I am familiar with that, but the italicized words need to be in quotation marks.

Right. A comma after "information" would have been fine. Putting the document title in quotes would have been fine.

But the comma, then italics? Feh!

I have seen the italics before as well. I think thats only for hoity toity stuff.


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It turns out asphalted shoes are slightly slippery on asphalt, so the plan is to wear my shoes on a rainy day, dangle a stuffed animal in front of the dog and see if I can't shoe surf as he pulls me along by his leash.


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Vanykrye wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Apparently I'm doing a good job, coworker kept asking me "how did you do that!" when he looked at my wall.
So many replies, but so few of them family friendly...

It's always nice when you can leave a 27 year professional in your industry dumbfounded by your awesomeness.


My, but it's slow today.


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captain yesterday wrote:
It turns out asphalted shoes are slightly slippery on asphalt, so the plan is to wear my shoes on a rainy day, dangle a stuffed animal in front of the dog and see if I can't shoe surf as he pulls me along by his leash.

Like an adult version of heelies.


I'm bored.


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What it's like living on the Berkeley border:
- I've received glossy pamphlets for at least 6 different candidates
- All 6 were Democrats
- All 6:
-- Included the word "Progressive" at least half a dozen times
-- Included a photo of the candidate with Obama

I figure just to be ornery I'm going to vote for the first candidate who DOESN'T use the word "progressive".

Of course, around here that would just mean I wouldn't vote.

But sheesh people, sheesh. There are a LOT of other adjectives out there! They're getting lonely!


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Leaves a progressive trail of flaming bike debris on Nobodyshome's front lawn.


That sends the right message, fritzy.

Scarab Sages

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captain yesterday wrote:
It turns out asphalted shoes are slightly slippery on asphalt, so the plan is to wear my shoes on a rainy day, dangle a stuffed animal in front of the dog and see if I can't shoe surf as he pulls me along by his leash.

Can you just buy a pair of shoes several sizes larger and wear them over your newfangled asphalt shoes?

Also, "asphalt shoes" sounds like Mark Hamill's Joker mobster-buried you under a newly paved road and then put up a little sign to commemorate it.


NobodysHome wrote:
What it's like living on the Berkeley border:

I'll trade you.

*That's it fritzy, I'm done, TAKE YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER!*


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The General is still trying to figure out the mystery graduation invitation.


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NobodysHome wrote:
What it's like living on the Berkeley border:

We have the exact same problem here just from the opposite direction, and a little bit more variance. You get to choose between "traditional" and "family values".


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Because I'm not remotely shallow or superficial or attracted to worldly trappings of excess, I am totally NOT going to get up at four a.m. to watch the royal wedding livestream on the BBC.

And I didn't watch Will and Kate's either.


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I don't watch weddings, period. And, right now, I'm tired enough as it is.


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But because I am me, I'm going to watch it in my tee shirt with Ernest Hemingway saying, "I love it when you call me Big Papa" and sweatpants.


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And at least this one is guaranteed to be free of blue champagne and saltwater taffy.


Fifteen minutes before my shift is done. Good night, everyone.


G'night, John!


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Scint and I just created two new characters for our NWN server. A Leanan Sidhe bard and a Malenti Sahuagin wizard/eldritch knight, respectively. Both Chaotic Evil.

Sometime in the undetermined future, these two are going to infiltrate the server's elven community. We're not sure what we're going to do with said infiltration, other than something for the lulz. But it's going to happen.


Finished watching the first season of Agents of SHIELD, mostly out of a completionist urge. I will not be watching the second.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Finished watching the first season of Agents of SHIELD, mostly out of a completionist urge. I will not be watching the second.

The first season is by far the worst season. Second season is a lot better imo. 3rd and 4th are the best.

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My nephew has been here since last night so I've been busy nephew sitting. He's currently taking a nap so I'm taking a break to post.

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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Signs that your wife has a relaxed work environment:

NobodysHome: Your bottle opener fell off your purse. But I guess you won't need it at work.
NobodysWife: Yeah. We have plenty!

And I've been there. Pretty much every employee is expected to have a bottle of their favorite high-end liquor there, and they frequently have late-afternoon toasts to... whatever.

You know your job is low-key when open liquor bottles in the work area are encouraged.

grumbles, mutters, returns to work

Freehold, don't feel too bad. We're on a no alcohol policy at work here as well.

Not that it bothers me, I only drink at night. I wouldn't even drink during the day in case it impairs my performance.


lisamarlene wrote:
And at least this one is guaranteed to be free of blue champagne and saltwater taffy.

that makes me less likely to watch.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Finished watching the first season of Agents of SHIELD, mostly out of a completionist urge. I will not be watching the second.

a wise decision.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Finished watching the first season of Agents of SHIELD, mostly out of a completionist urge. I will not be watching the second.
The first season is by far the worst season. Second season is a lot better imo. 3rd and 4th are the best.

do not listen to this man. He is clearly insane. Note his insane beard.


Just a Mort wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Signs that your wife has a relaxed work environment:

NobodysHome: Your bottle opener fell off your purse. But I guess you won't need it at work.
NobodysWife: Yeah. We have plenty!

And I've been there. Pretty much every employee is expected to have a bottle of their favorite high-end liquor there, and they frequently have late-afternoon toasts to... whatever.

You know your job is low-key when open liquor bottles in the work area are encouraged.

grumbles, mutters, returns to work

Freehold, don't feel too bad. We're on a no alcohol policy at work here as well.

Not that it bothers me, I only drink at night. I wouldn't even drink during the day in case it impairs my performance.

but you are a (mostly? Somewhat? Who knows?) Lawful kitty. I am not.


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well he done insulted the beard...

Also say what you will but the season with ghost rider was excellent for a TV show.

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Oh noes, Vidmaster7...everyone insults your beard!


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They just jealous.


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Orthos wrote:

Scint and I just created two new characters for our NWN server. A Leanan Sidhe bard and a Malenti Sahuagin wizard/eldritch knight, respectively. Both Chaotic Evil.

Sometime in the undetermined future, these two are going to infiltrate the server's elven community. We're not sure what we're going to do with said infiltration, other than something for the lulz. But it's going to happen.

Orthos and Scint --

I would love to read about the ensuing shenanigans!! Will you be posting that anywhere?


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Finished watching the first season of Agents of SHIELD, mostly out of a completionist urge. I will not be watching the second.

I made it twenty minutes through the first episode.


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I really like S.H.I.E.L.D.
Mostly because I like watching Agent May kick butt. Fitz/Simmons are annoying, though. Her with her big sandwiches with aoli. Like her ass has ever been in the same zip code as a sandwich.

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