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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by Roadmaster » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:39 pm

CodeMonkey wrote:
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JimVH wrote:
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When I was a kid the news guys would talk about the White House hosting a State dinner. I thought they were saying steak dinner. I thought being president meant you got to eat steak all the time. It must have been really good steak to have made the news.
When I was a kid on the evening news they would announce how many shares were sold on the stock exchange that day. I thought they were saying chairs. I couldn't understand why anyone cared how many chairs were sold.
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by JimVH » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:52 pm

CodeMonkey wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:36 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:06 pm
When I was a kid the news guys would talk about the White House hosting a State dinner. I thought they were saying steak dinner. I thought being president meant you got to eat steak all the time. It must have been really good steak to have made the news.
When I was a kid on the evening news they would announce how many shares were sold on the stock exchange that day. I thought they were saying chairs. I couldn't understand why anyone cared how many chairs were sold.
You sit in chairs while you eat steak?

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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by durangopipe » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 pm

Last day with students tomorrow - individual conferences with my capstone creative writing course students.
Then grading,
Then graduation.
Then posting grades
Then a couple of ceremonies.
And I’m done.

Then Summer!
Man, this year went fast.
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by FredS » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:06 am

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Last day with students tomorrow - individual conferences with my capstone creative writing course students.
Then grading,
Then graduation.
Then posting grades
Then a couple of ceremonies.
And I’m done.

Then Summer!
Man, this year went fast.
Done done? Or just done?
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by durangopipe » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:32 pm

FredS wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:06 am
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Last day with students tomorrow - individual conferences with my capstone creative writing course students.
Then grading,
Then graduation.
Then posting grades
Then a couple of ceremonies.
And I’m done.

Then Summer!
Man, this year went fast.
Done done? Or just done?
Technically, done done.
My position was eliminated in a cost saving move.

But the President, and Provost who eliminated the position are leaving and my dean who recommended I be retained will be the new Provost. He said we would “revisit” this after they’re gone on July 1.

I’m not moving out of my office just yet.
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Post by Hovannes » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:08 pm

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Post by Cleon » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:57 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:32 pm
FredS wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:06 am
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Last day with students tomorrow - individual conferences with my capstone creative writing course students.
Then grading,
Then graduation.
Then posting grades
Then a couple of ceremonies.
And I’m done.

Then Summer!
Man, this year went fast.
Done done? Or just done?
Technically, done done.
My position was eliminated in a cost saving move.

But the President, and Provost who eliminated the position are leaving and my dean who recommended I be retained will be the new Provost. He said we would “revisit” this after they’re gone on July 1.

I’m not moving out of my office just yet.
There's too many pipes, tobaccos, books, flies, rods, watches, guns, knives, pens, ink, and so on and so forth to buy. You NEED that job. Have you ever had a custom hat made for yourself? :lol:
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Re: Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

Post by durangopipe » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:34 pm

Cleon wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:57 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:32 pm
FredS wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:06 am
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Last day with students tomorrow - individual conferences with my capstone creative writing course students.
Then grading,
Then graduation.
Then posting grades
Then a couple of ceremonies.
And I’m done.

Then Summer!
Man, this year went fast.
Done done? Or just done?
Technically, done done.
My position was eliminated in a cost saving move.

But the President, and Provost who eliminated the position are leaving and my dean who recommended I be retained will be the new Provost. He said we would “revisit” this after they’re gone on July 1.

I’m not moving out of my office just yet.
There's too many pipes, tobaccos, books, flies, rods, watches, guns, knives, pens, ink, and so on and so forth to buy. You NEED that job. Have you ever had a custom hat made for yourself? :lol:
My sentiments, exactly.
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Post by FredS » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:46 am

You know you have my prayers dp.

In other news, I've been bitten by a spider and now have that curious type of wound that looks like a crater on my arm. I'd like to put some neosporin on it but it would stain my shirt so I need a band aid to cover it. I've searched high and low in the house and can't find any. Evidently, neither Mrs FredS or I have needed a band aid since we moved six months ago. When we had kids around, we had partial boxes of band aids all over the house, but now I have to break open the first aid kit from one of our vehicles.
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Post by Cleon » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:31 am

FredS wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:46 am
You know you have my prayers dp.

In other news, I've been bitten by a spider and now have that curious type of wound that looks like a crater on my arm. I'd like to put some neosporin on it but it would stain my shirt so I need a band aid to cover it. I've searched high and low in the house and can't find any. Evidently, neither Mrs FredS or I have needed a band aid since we moved six months ago. When we had kids around, we had partial boxes of band aids all over the house, but now I have to break open the first aid kit from one of our vehicles.
Sheesh, please, get that looked at. Spider bites that turn into craters are a big deal. As you, ahem, get older - even more so.
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Post by coco » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:48 am

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Post by tuttle » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:49 am

Came home yesterday to find that one of the children didn't adequately close the freezer we keep in the garage...the one that holds all the meat...including a quarter of cow. Blood had pooled and then oozed out and across the floor.

This is just the latest of a pretty crap-hole week after having to replace a transmi$$ion a few days before.
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Post by coco » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:52 am

tuttle wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:49 am
Came home yesterday to find that one of the children didn't adequately close the freezer we keep in the garage...the one that holds all the meat...including a quarter of cow. Blood had pooled and then oozed out and across the floor.

This is just the latest of a pretty crap-hole week after having to replace a transmi$$ion a few days before.
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Post by John-Boy » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:53 am

tuttle wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:49 am
Came home yesterday to find that one of the children didn't adequately close the freezer we keep in the garage...the one that holds all the meat...including a quarter of cow. Blood had pooled and then oozed out and across the floor.

This is just the latest of a pretty crap-hole week after having to replace a transmi$$ion a few days before.
bummer. just talk to the auto shop. Brake work will be $850. 8O
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Post by sweetandsour » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:07 am

Praying, DP and Fred. I've been through all of that, cut-backs, re-orgs, spider bites. More than several times.

And JB, that must be one heck of a brake job.
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Post by FredS » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:12 am

Cleon wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:31 am
FredS wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:46 am
You know you have my prayers dp.

In other news, I've been bitten by a spider and now have that curious type of wound that looks like a crater on my arm. I'd like to put some neosporin on it but it would stain my shirt so I need a band aid to cover it. I've searched high and low in the house and can't find any. Evidently, neither Mrs FredS or I have needed a band aid since we moved six months ago. When we had kids around, we had partial boxes of band aids all over the house, but now I have to break open the first aid kit from one of our vehicles.
Sheesh, please, get that looked at. Spider bites that turn into craters are a big deal. As you, ahem, get older - even more so.
It's only about the size of a dime and hasn't gotten bigger in the last day. I usually give these types of things three weeks. If it's not showing improvement by then I'll see a doc.

I recently had a leftover piece of an extracted tooth sticking through my gum. I argued with the insurance company for two weeks trying to get a visit to an oral surgeon approved as a covered medical issue instead of a not-covered dental need, and I'll be damned if my body didn't just push it out on it's own.
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Post by Bloodhound » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:04 am

Your bite kind of sounds like a Brown Recluse bite. We have them here and they can be a problem
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Post by FredS » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:50 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
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Your bite kind of sounds like a Brown Recluse bite. We have them here and they can be a problem
We had them where I'm from too. Seems like everyone knows someone who's damn near lost a limb due to the skin rot those things cause. As a kid, you learn real quick to shake the s*** out of your work boots if you keep them in the garage or shed.

(Remind me and I'll show it to you tomorrow. 8O It's really not much as these things go. Neosporin is magic sauce.)
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Post by Bloodhound » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:19 pm

FredS wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:50 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:04 am
Your bite kind of sounds like a Brown Recluse bite. We have them here and they can be a problem
We had them where I'm from too. Seems like everyone knows someone who's damn near lost a limb due to the skin rot those things cause. As a kid, you learn real quick to shake the s*** out of your work boots if you keep them in the garage or shed.

(Remind me and I'll show it to you tomorrow. 8O It's really not much as these things go. Neosporin is magic sauce.)
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