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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #120 on: October 08, 2012, 05:08:40 pm »
I've only slept 14 hours a couple of times in my life, I think.  One of those times would most likely be influenza induced - although strictly speaking I dont think hallucinations count as "sleep".

And the other time was when I spent four days without sleep writing my magnus opus on Al-Qaeda at University.  I'd lived on black coffee, red bull and pro-plus for all of those four days, but by the end I was running out of money, stamina and willpower, so I handed in what I had, then collapsed into bed at...I'm not even sure what time it was, and woke up about 14 hours later, very confused, dehydrated and aching all over.  I think it took me another two days to get back to normal.

I think the hallucinations 'the trailer' that precedes going nuts and dying.
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #121 on: October 08, 2012, 06:02:22 pm »
BORED BORED BORED.

I just wrote a whole bunch of scripture in the doo bee doo bee doo thread, mostly having to do with ECH's foul emissions.

For this, I will probably be killed, and it's YOUR FAULT for letting me get THAT BORED.
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #122 on: October 08, 2012, 06:04:20 pm »
Right, then, I guess I'll just go make Mike the Engineer lose his shit for a while.
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #123 on: October 08, 2012, 07:10:55 pm »
I had to make so many phone calls tonight. The irony of it is that in between phone calls I was frantically texting my kids, where the fuck are you is everything ok, yeah, your mom is busy NOT TAKING CARE OF YOU while she files incident reports on a suicidal pre-teen whose mom was inexplicably unable to care for him.

Meanwhile, the doctors on the hill say they have this new cream that could cut my healing in half, while I leak blood and serum out of a 4 cm open wound with another 6 cm behind it

Something is wrong with EVERYTHING.

I feel a horror story building.  Whether I like it or not.

I hope things shape up.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #124 on: October 08, 2012, 07:12:37 pm »
I guess I should also confess that, other than the one ill-fated (don't ask) semester in Junior High on the island, I didn't have any schooling after 3rd grade and took my first math class in college, so I wasn't exposed to any of the boring whatever it is that kids get.

Frankly, I think kids should learn to count and do basic math in kindergarten, and then math should be an elective until senior year. The fact that I was raised in the woods by wild badgers and nonetheless was able to learn the entirely of high school math in three terms really drives home how absurd it is that we for some reason spend years teaching children things that they could learn in weeks, and probably far more easily than my aging and occasionally damaged brain did.

HERESY! AND UTTER TRUTH.

Any aversion to math I have is due to years of excruciating boredom and being switched for getting caught not paying attention.
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #125 on: October 08, 2012, 08:23:15 pm »
My dad (physicist) used to say, "I love math, but I hate arithmetic."  He then compared the equations he worked with as pieces of music, and arithmetic as scales.  Scales suck.  No one likes playing scales (except for Yingwie Malmsteen).  But if you don't have the rudiments down, you can't play the music.

So if you fall in love with what math can do when you're older, it's a lot easier to get into it if you know your scales.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #126 on: October 08, 2012, 08:29:48 pm »
I was always "meh" about maths at school.  I was good enough - but it didn't really interest me.

However, teaching maths made me appreciate the way the rules of mathematics, the symmetry and patterns involved in calculations, much more than I did otherwise. 

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #127 on: October 08, 2012, 08:52:28 pm »
Well, this sucks.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #128 on: October 08, 2012, 08:56:59 pm »
Math is the only subject I ever, ever struggled with. I understand it fine, I just can't do it.


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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #129 on: October 08, 2012, 09:12:06 pm »
It occurs to me that I'm wasting an awful lot of time here, talking to a brick fucking wall.

See you guys whenever.  Have fun hitting refresh, you lurking bastards.
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #130 on: October 08, 2012, 09:21:24 pm »
Of course, if I didn't have time to waste, I wouldn't be here in the first place.

But still.  I'm just going to have my computer refresh every 10 minutes, like everyone else, while I go over to a place with some traffic in another tab.  Like Capitol Grilling maybe.  CAPITOL GRILLING GETS MORE POSTS THAN PD.

Oh, the shame!
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #131 on: October 08, 2012, 09:35:26 pm »
I'd just as soon grab you by the ears and fling you into a goddamned thresher as LOOK at ya.  Fucking  election-squawking, pseudo-intellectual posturing flame-throwing, just-add-laudnum-makes-its-own-spooge Eris-blathering, earwax-flicking, chicken-choking top-posting/bottom-feeding hypocritical mouth-breathing nipple-fixated, shit-generation shit-GENERATING call-it-a-joke-until-its-about-YOU-&-then-shit-a-boat-motor, sanity-straining toe-jam-bottling mite-collecting bandwidth-wasting facsimiles of pornographic dog toys, the whole LOT o' ya. Why, I wouldn't waste the energy it'd take to slap you upside the head with a poodle and I HATE poodles.

Okay, I MIGHT do the poodle thing, that sounds like fun, actually.


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- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #132 on: October 08, 2012, 10:06:29 pm »
Have to take my parrot Jake to the vet tomorrow.
Seizures.  :sad:
after doing my homework, it appears to be a common issue with congo greys and can be remedied fairly handily.
very disconcerting to see your parrot have a seizure, though...

That sucks! :(

Well, Jake went to the vet to get his checkup, which quasi-confirmed the initial suspicion.
checkup, blood test, and a calcium injection, and hopefully, all's well.
i got a lamp that provides UVB for him, because, it turns out that they need the UVB to turn the the secretions from their preen glands that get spread out on their feathers into vitamin D, which they then ingest on the next preening.  without sufficient vitamin D, they can't absorb the calcium. then bam-o. seizure town.  i figured he had plenty of light because he is in a well lit room with windows on three sides, but the glass filters out the UVB, so....
an interesting side note there is that, since he can see that part of the spectrum, and since it gets filtered out by glass, and since he spends all his time inside, he hasn't really seen what he's supposed to see for the first 14 years of his life!  when i put the new lamp in, it was obvious that things were different for him all of a sudden.  and he was basking quite contentedly.
i love that little guy.  :)

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #133 on: October 09, 2012, 12:03:41 am »
Well, I'm at the studio again, and I've got the wireless.  What now, bitches?

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #134 on: October 09, 2012, 12:11:14 am »
Training sucks.

BEING trained sucks...  I know how to run a fucking payroll...  And the system this girl has set up is retarded.  The system is familiar enough that, if she dropped off the face of the earth tomorrow, people would still get paid for the next payroll, with a fair amount of bitching and overtime, probably more accurately than she's doing it, now.

However, it means she's over my shoulder ALL FUCKING DAY.  The internet withdrawl is killing me.  I can hop onto Facebook a little, usually on my way to and from the john, and skim shit here at lunchtime (or during a longer stay in the john), but, other than that, I'm netblocked.  :(

I am considering devouring an entire can of chili tonight, just to get a little space tomorrow.
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