Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

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Post by JimVH » Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am

We moved a piece of furniture yesterday and found a dehydrated lizard. I named him Monroe and sat him in a flower arrangement nearby to help keep an eye on things.
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Post by Sir Moose » Wed May 23, 2018 6:37 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
We moved a piece of furniture yesterday and found a dehydrated lizard. I named him Monroe and sat him in a flower arrangement nearby to help keep an eye on things.
I found a dehydrated rat in the shed yesterday. I did not name him, nor did I set him in a flower arrangement.
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Post by JimVH » Wed May 23, 2018 6:48 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 6:37 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
We moved a piece of furniture yesterday and found a dehydrated lizard. I named him Monroe and sat him in a flower arrangement nearby to help keep an eye on things.
I found a dehydrated rat in the shed yesterday. I did not name him, nor did I set him in a flower arrangement.
Smart play. I'm sure I'll pay for it when Rita finds him.
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Post by GaryInVA » Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
We moved a piece of furniture yesterday and found a dehydrated lizard. I named him Monroe and sat him in a flower arrangement nearby to help keep an eye on things.
Did you try to rehydrate Monroe?
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Post by JimVH » Wed May 23, 2018 7:32 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
We moved a piece of furniture yesterday and found a dehydrated lizard. I named him Monroe and sat him in a flower arrangement nearby to help keep an eye on things.
Did you try to rehydrate Monroe?
No, he's a lot easier to manage like this.
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Post by Fainn » Thu May 24, 2018 9:49 am

I got turned down for the library job. Will prob take some time off here for a while.
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Post by MDPiper » Thu May 24, 2018 11:58 am

I had tacos for lunch!


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I had tacos for lunch!


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Post by sweetandsour » Thu May 24, 2018 8:46 pm

The jobs I've had are too numerous to count. But I've never worked at any cooking or food serving establishment of any kind. But I think I could handle Starbucks or other coffee shop.
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Post by CodeMonkey » Thu May 24, 2018 9:17 pm

Only 7 years, 7 months, and 7 days until retirement.
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Post by Sir Moose » Thu May 24, 2018 9:24 pm

Ever have one of those moments when you learn something that you feel like you probably should have known about much earlier?

Apparently the sixth-most populous municipality in Canada is Mississauga. I don't think I've ever heard of Mississauga before today.

In other news: prayers for the people injured in Indian restaurant explosion in Mississauga tonight.
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Post by durangopipe » Fri May 25, 2018 12:13 am

CodeMonkey wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Only 7 years, 7 months, and 7 days until retirement.
I officially retired my full time faculty position this week after 18 1/2 years at the college..
Signed up for Social Security and Medicare Part B to begin August 1.

But I go back in the fall as a 70 year old, retained adjunct professor to teach two 3 credit courses (research methods and semantics this term and a one student 499 3CR independent study in fiction writing). Spring term, 6 credits of creative writing.

One fourth the pay, but a nice way to ease into retirement.
My wife is semi-retired as well. She sees patients two days a week.

Sometime down the road I look forward to being carried out of my office on a stretcher. I wouldn’t mind lecturing right up to the last day on earth.

I love being in the classroom.
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Post by sweetandsour » Fri May 25, 2018 6:55 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:13 am
CodeMonkey wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Only 7 years, 7 months, and 7 days until retirement.
I officially retired my full time faculty position this week after 18 1/2 years at the college..
Signed up for Social Security and Medicare Part B to begin August 1.

But I go back in the fall as a 70 year old, retained adjunct professor to teach two 3 credit courses (research methods and semantics this term and a one student 499 3CR independent study in fiction writing). Spring term, 6 credits of creative writing.

One fourth the pay, but a nice way to ease into retirement.
My wife is semi-retired as well. She sees patients two days a week.

Sometime down the road I look forward to being carried out of my office on a stretcher. I wouldn’t mind lecturing right up to the last day on earth.

I love being in the classroom.
Congrats to both of you, in each of your situations. Now, and then, you'll have time for endeavors you previously didnt have time for. (And good luck with that.)
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Post by rgcurrey » Fri May 25, 2018 10:01 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:13 am
CodeMonkey wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Only 7 years, 7 months, and 7 days until retirement.
I officially retired my full time faculty position this week after 18 1/2 years at the college..
Signed up for Social Security and Medicare Part B to begin August 1.

But I go back in the fall as a 70 year old, retained adjunct professor to teach two 3 credit courses (research methods and semantics this term and a one student 499 3CR independent study in fiction writing). Spring term, 6 credits of creative writing.

One fourth the pay, but a nice way to ease into retirement.
My wife is semi-retired as well. She sees patients two days a week.

Sometime down the road I look forward to being carried out of my office on a stretcher. I wouldn’t mind lecturing right up to the last day on earth.

I love being in the classroom.
This sounds like a great way to be semi-retired. Light enough to enjoy life yet still enough to keep the mind active and young. Congratulations!
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Post by Cleon » Fri May 25, 2018 11:36 am

What in the world is happening here?
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Post by sweetandsour » Fri May 25, 2018 12:36 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:32 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
We moved a piece of furniture yesterday and found a dehydrated lizard. I named him Monroe and sat him in a flower arrangement nearby to help keep an eye on things.
Did you try to rehydrate Monroe?
No, he's a lot easier to manage like this.
Give it another few weeks and it'll be useful as an interesting conversation piece pipe tool.
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Post by JimVH » Fri May 25, 2018 12:52 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:36 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:32 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
We moved a piece of furniture yesterday and found a dehydrated lizard. I named him Monroe and sat him in a flower arrangement nearby to help keep an eye on things.
Did you try to rehydrate Monroe?
No, he's a lot easier to manage like this.
Give it another few weeks and it'll be useful as an interesting conversation piece pipe tool.
I googled lizard pipe tool:
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Post by sweetandsour » Fri May 25, 2018 12:57 pm

JimVH wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:52 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:36 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:32 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
We moved a piece of furniture yesterday and found a dehydrated lizard. I named him Monroe and sat him in a flower arrangement nearby to help keep an eye on things.
Did you try to rehydrate Monroe?
No, he's a lot easier to manage like this.
Give it another few weeks and it'll be useful as an interesting conversation piece pipe tool.
I googled lizard pipe tool:
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Post by rgcurrey » Fri May 25, 2018 3:04 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm
JimVH wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
We moved a piece of furniture yesterday and found a dehydrated lizard. I named him Monroe and sat him in a flower arrangement nearby to help keep an eye on things.
Did you try to rehydrate Monroe?
No, Monroe smokes better dry and does not leave any dottle in your pipe like when just out of the tin.
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But I got debts that no honest man can pay - B. Springsteen

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