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Treppa wrote:
My roommate got me a late joke Christmas present - a pair of those no-cut kitchen safety gloves.

The gloves came with a set of instructions and warnings that spoke of the company's sad, sad history of dealing with customer stupidity.

"These gloves are not indestructible. They are cut resistant, not cut proof. We designed them to offer protection against cut related accidents. That means they work best when used with caution. We cannot guarantee that they will keep you unharmed in all situations. Please remain careful while using them."

* * *

"Do not use gloves while operating power tools. If a moving part of a power tool touches the glove it can pull the gloved hand towards the machine."

* * *

"Using sharp objects for the sole purpose of testing the cut resistant properties of the gloves is never a good idea. You run the risk of hurting yourself and making the gloves unusable. Yes, if you try hard enough you can cut through them."

* * *

And my favorite...

"Placing a solid object like a carrot or a stick inside of the gloves to test them makes it easier to cut through them. They have been designed to protect the soft tissue of a human hand which provides a cushion against the blade making it more difficult to penetrate the glove material."

Can't you just hear the deep sighs and hollow sound of heads thunking against desks in those warnings?


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They left off the most important warning!

"Use of these gloves is unlawful by anyone whose IQ is equal to or less than their shoe size"

;P

Sad state of affairs indeed.


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Very sad indeed.


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Just wanted to say this is my favorite thread out of the entire forum.

That is all.


hi everyone,

why is it so quite in here?


I reckon people are sleeping in or doing real world things today.


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*tumbleweed rolls across thread*


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I have just survived my boys first kids birthday party

we strictly followed the german rule of thumb:
age of the birthday child = number of kids to invite


tomorrow the boy will be away on the bitrthday party of his buddy Ben, they are both born on 01.01.14


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And you are still alive to tell? The kids were surely slacking!


well , we where prepared, but it was a bit of stress for sure


We did the age = number of friends parties. The largest was his 11th, when he had 11 friends over for the entire night. I had to ride shotgun over the shaving cream fights to the old standby of putting a sleeping kid's hand in a bowl of warm water to make him urinate on himself.


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I spent the entire day doing the opposite of decorating of Christmas...at least on the inside. Outside can wait until it's warmer.


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I also did the un-decorating for Christmas today.

My back hurts.

:P


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My Christmas decorating was quite simple. One string of lights on a timer in the front window. So far my un-decorating has gotten as far as unplugging it.


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All I decorated with was a little white ceramic tree. The power switch on it no longer works so the lights don't even come on anymore, but it gave me enough Christmas cheer just having on the end table in my living room. Today I'll swaddle it in bubble wrap and put it in its box until this coming Christmas.


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Kalophage, a callous, confidence-devouring fey.


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Very nice!


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I don't even know how to react.

One of my students was in a fatal car accident this morning.


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OH NO! I don't blame you for being in shock. If you need to talk there are a lot of us here who will listen.


I'm very sorry Scint. Is your student alright?


No.


I don't know how to handle this. It's a small school, very close and tight-knit. This is going to devastate the kids.

And all I can think is "...so what can I teach them tomorrow?" Really, brain? That's your priority?


Does your school have grief counselors?


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Teach them about it being OK to be sad and to cry.

Teach them about how remembrance can be comforting. See if they will share stories about the person.

Teach them about learning from other people's lives. What did they like about the other person? What did they admire? How can they be better people by emulating them?

Teach them about how precious this time is and not to squander it on harsh words, mean gossip, stupid conflicts.

Teach them about comforting others. What can they do to help the family and close friends, as individuals or as a group?

So very sorry, Scint.


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Scintillae wrote:

I don't even know how to react.

One of my students was in a fatal car accident this morning.

I am very sorry to hear that, Scint.

Shadow Lodge

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*internet hugs* =(


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Indeed! Many, MANY internet hugs.

As for me, my removal of decorations is more concerted in the sense the going up part takes long than the taking down. Mostly because it takes a while for me to want to do everything in one fell swoop BEFORE Christmas.

After Epiphany? Less so. (Yes I celebrate Epiphany...just privately. :p)


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I just got back from the store, and walking there and back has given me some time to think. What I would have said is so similar to what Treppa posted while I was gone.

Scint, don't worry about what to teach them tomorrow. The students need time to grieve. Even if your school has a Grief Counselor, they'll come to you first. Your shoulder will be the one they'll probably cry on first.

*Tons of Hugs*


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So very sorry to hear that Scint.

My prayers and thoughts with the students family, and all the kids at the school. And you.

Silver Crusade

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;_;

*offers hugs to Scint*


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aeglos wrote:

hi everyone,

why is it so quite in here?

Part of that is my fault.

I have had a recent issue about posting. I think a lot of it has to do with the changing circumstances of my life. I never realized how much posting I did while I was working overnights. It made running games and posting here easy

Now....

I don’t know. I keep trying to find equilibrium, but I haven’t yet. There are so many things going on that it is hard to sit down and find the time.


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Scintillae wrote:

I don't even know how to react.

One of my students was in a fatal car accident this morning.

My condolences Scint

It’s never easy to deal with unexpected passing. Especially a young person. All I can say is try to comfort their fellow students as best you can. Grief is a burden that is easier shared.


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I really appreciate all of the support. Still kind of numb.

Got through my first couple of classes, managed not to break down, but I know I couldn't keep it out of my voice completely. Yearbook teacher did break down at our staff meeting when she brought up that they were going to do a memorial spread. I think it's harder on my colleagues who are parents, especially of similar age, than it is on me.

They're taking it more calmly than I would've hoped as a whole. Principals and counseling team are making today 100% about being present and available for the kids. I think we're all just waiting for the other shoe to drop once the shock wears off and it really sinks in.

I was really glad that they asked us for a list of students we knew he was close to so they could make checking on them a priority.

At least I only have one more class with mostly seniors, but he was close with quite a few juniors as well, so those are probably going to be pretty rough, too.


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And of course first thing I hear is "Are we playing today?"

Children. Give me a day to process. We can get back to destroyingsaving Korvosa tomorrow.


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Scint, you can have all the emotional support that I can give.


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Alright I know we all didn't much care for the bitter below 0 Farenheit temps, but this crappy rainy/slushy sludge isn't making me feel better.

Also yes Scint, you can have my support too, especially when it comes to CotCT.

Dark Archive

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Scint death of youth is always a tough blow. Chances are also that these sort of things may not hit you right away.

Best advice I can give is to let it play out for yourself and don't expect that you should feel a certain way or that you should be over it within a certain amount of time. Sometimes people are best continuing with their regular schedule sometimes not. Anyways happy to listen if you need to talk.


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
aeglos wrote:

hi everyone,

why is it so quite in here?

Part of that is my fault.

I have had a recent issue about posting. I think a lot of it has to do with the changing circumstances of my life. I never realized how much posting I did while I was working overnights. It made running games and posting here easy

Now....

I don’t know. I keep trying to find equilibrium, but I haven’t yet. There are so many things going on that it is hard to sit down and find the time.

Don't worry about us right now. Get things worked for yourself first. We can entertain each other pretty well.. lol.

Look forward to having you back in the circle soon!


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Try to have a good day today, Scint. We're all pulling for you.


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Ditto to all of the above Scint.
I think we all have enough experiences to say that there is no 'right' or 'wrong' way to deal with grief. There is simply dealing with it in your own way. :)

Again, My prayers and support for both the youth's family, and you.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
aeglos wrote:

hi everyone,

why is it so quite in here?

Part of that is my fault.

I have had a recent issue about posting. I think a lot of it has to do with the changing circumstances of my life. I never realized how much posting I did while I was working overnights. It made running games and posting here easy

Now....

I don’t know. I keep trying to find equilibrium, but I haven’t yet. There are so many things going on that it is hard to sit down and find the time.

Don't worry about us right now. Get things worked for yourself first. We can entertain each other pretty well.. lol.

Look forward to having you back in the circle soon!

Yep yep!

My own apologies to any and all I am involved with in PbP's. Holidays, etc, and now University is starting back up tomorrow,... Bleah,
So. Many. Questions. About. Room. Schedules.
(AND that wasn't why I was hired!!! I have a job to do people!) ;P

Is all good Pat. I just find it funny that working nights actually made it EASIER for you to post, etc. :)

Maybe by the time you get YOUR posting equilibrium established, I'll have mine figured out again too! ;)

Happy Belated New Year to all!

EDIT- I REALLY need to get back on track. I have a certain wizzies journal that has lain neglected for far too long,... ;P


*yawn* time to bed...


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scint,

I hope you and your students come thorugh this Ok, My condolenses


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So...it's raining now after being almost summer like. And I wonder if this means Quark Blast will show up at my house to say there's no global warming and/or no climate change.

Also, I made effective use of the maiden in the woods trope today!


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Hey all,
I have stayed up (too late for me) the last 3 nights working on it, and it is FINALLY done.

After a TOO long delay, I give you,...

Justin's Story-A Silver Rose Adventure, Chapter 5, A Night on the Town

In 2 parts! Because apparently 26 pages of spaced text is TOO much for the system to handle all at once! :)

Enjoy! (Please?) ;P


Back from the funeral. Two classes and an afterschool thing to get through, not expecting a lot of turnout for the first two.

No teenager should ever have to write a eulogy. I hope it's a long, long time before I have to see that again.


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So sad.


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Scint, I've never had to go through the death of a classmate, so I can only imagine how difficult it was. But I wish that you and all your students never have to go through that again. I believe that every time a child dies, the World dies just a little.


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They seem to be doing okay. A lot more came back to school afterward than I expected, but one of them explained it pretty well - they'd rather be around each other than be alone right now. I guess there's something to be said for the structure a school day offers.

I think it'll hit them hard again come graduation when he's not there to walk with them, but we'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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