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10-13-2008 12:50 PM #301
Is it just me, or is Maury a great hour of television?
10-15-2008 05:41 PM #302
Cheez-Its rule, Cheese Nips drool.
10-16-2008 11:39 AM #303
Our baby girl laughed for the first time yesterday.
Seeing her happy and giggling just makes my day.
10-16-2008 11:06 PM #304
10-21-2008 02:58 PM #305
THE classic anti-rant!
My job. They run the place like a prison. They have a points system in place ("occurrences" rantrantrant) If you're late (my big problem) or take a day off without vacation or a Dr.'s excuse (rantrantrantRANT! If I have a bad cold I don't want to work but I damn sure ain't gonna bother going to a Dr. for it. )
Anyways, I have built up some points. I've also been having a worse and worse problem with my hands. The coolant and the cast iron have been making my hands dry out, and then crack. PAINFULLY crack! (rantrantrant) Big half inch long open cuts on my hands, to the point that ANY movement is pain. Constant pain.
Last Wednesday (I work 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday) I reached my breaking point. I have been trying to get ANY different job. I told my boss (very cool young guy) they either had to find me something else or I was going to quit. I could cover my bills working at McD's, I was beyond caring. And I then left. He said come in tomorrow and we'll see what we can do. I came in Thursday, and another guy gave me some gloves I didn't know about.
I've tried a ton of gloves, this problem has been going on thru two jobs for over two years. No gloves worked. They all were eithe too thick you couldn't do your job, or too thin that they would last 5 minutes.
Except for these gloves (anti-rant anti-rant anti-rant ) These are tight and thin and tacky (I can pick up a piece of paper in them! Tehy're going to save my job!)
This is the BIG anti-rant... The day last week I took off, put me over my points limit... three days on the street...
Oh darn! I have to take a 6 day weekend, starting after tonight. DARN! I hate weekends... I'd rather work 7 days a week...
10-22-2008 04:48 AM #306
Hey Scotty, you ever try Mechanix gloves? Back when I had to get my hands dirty those things worked pretty well to keep my hands warm and protected.
10-22-2008 05:54 AM #307
MORE anti-rant! The crusty old fart who runs the other building came down to talk to me tonight. Said he'd heard I was having trouble with my hands. Offered me a job on a real machining center, instead of this cycle-monkey job I have now. I'll be able to use my tools again! Including my best tool...
And a 6-day weekend to boot... Life is good!
*Their ™, not mine...
10-25-2008 07:16 PM #308
So to make a little cash on the side of a full-time job I decided to apply to be a tutor for Kaplan. Since my SAT scores are more than five years old I had to re-take them today. That part wasn't so much fun, but what was fun is that despite all that time away from 8th grade math, despite only looking over the material the last two days, and despite these recent years of substance abuse, I was still able to knock out a 95 and a 92 percentile on my critical reading and math scores, respectively.
Not as good as my real-deal SAT scores, but worth celebrating with a bottle of Night Train. Go me!
10-26-2008 10:59 AM #309
10-27-2008 12:09 AM #310
It's so nice to finally be finished painting my living room.
10-28-2008 09:33 AM #311Plus Member Since 02/09 Major League Starter
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My daughter just received a "character" award for her Kindergarten class. She showed great resect for others during the month of September. Her teacher told me she wanted to clone her. Proud papa!
10-28-2008 05:51 PM #312
10-28-2008 07:22 PM #313
I do not understand my chem professor. In a good way. His grading makes absolutely no sense to me and yet it always winds up in my favor. I'm really bad with making computational errors, and since this is a class with a lot of number crunching, it was a problem on the midterm. So I get the test back, and there are big red X's through most of my work, and the note on the side says "Math error -1." One point off? Just one? Seriously?
Then on yesterday's quiz I had no clue how to do one problem. It was 20 points out of the 40 points possible on the quiz. I wrote out the equation I thought we were supposed to be using, but didn't have any idea how to solve for the variables I needed, so after running five minutes over the end of class staring at it, I just put a big question mark and handed it in. I got an 80%. I haven't actually gotten it back yet, but did I get credit for this? I wasn't sure about anything else on the quiz either, which means I either was a lucky guesser or he was really lenient. Again.
In any other class, I should probably have a C. Instead I'm pretty close to an A. I need more professors like this!
10-28-2008 07:53 PM #314Plus Member since 03/05
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11-04-2008 12:18 PM #315
I'm getting Verizon Fios on November 20th. I'm trying to think of a way to sabotage Comcast's phone modem, cable modem, and digital box without doing any real damage. November 20th will be legendary my friends. I will no longer be held hostage by Comcast!!!