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Messages - Legate Gene O'Mick, PhD

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It's not much, but I am resuming a responsibility that I had under Dr. S. And it's being extended towards the whole floor.

I guess I wasn't a totally shite administrative assistant after all.

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Hey guys.

I quite honestly don't know what is keeping me from here. Probably just something I just need to sort out in my head. Just checking in, letting you all know that Twid is ok.

Actually, I have a bit of good news.

Dr. S, the man who fired me many years ago but I still work on the same floor with, recommended me for extra responsibility. I accepted. I had a meeting with a PI today, and we did the preliminary sussing it out.

I was pleased. Dr. S and the PI I spoke to are close friends. I don't know what happened there but I'll take it.

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... and aside from the fact that she and I are still friends and the ambiguity of my invite (matter of number and invites, plus groom's comfort)....

She asked me for input on the musical selection. I made some facetious as well as some serious input, but at the end of the day, I realized that a lot of the music I listen to, is, well, ambiguously appropriate at best.

This left me with the odd realization, "what the hell are we going to listen to at my own wedding, when it eventually happens?"

Irish music is like country music in this regard. Starts off good but, goddamn.

Heavy metal?

lol, you gotta work with Motorhead at best.

I guess this is coming up because all of the hurdles that were in place between Villager and I getting married are now gone, excepting me finishing college, since I'll probably propose to her not long after I get my bachelor's. We've even figured out the where to live. Massachusetts, just not Boston.

90's Club/Pop, or 2010's Club/Pop. Euro version though.

lol, Europop

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Our processional/recessional was a live dixieland band.

Our reception was iPod: rat pack-ish stuff, and some bossa nova.

"Our" wedding song was Tom Waits' "Nobody", as in "Nobody will ever love you... The way that I love you... 'Cuz nobody's that strong..."

The father/daughter song WAS NOT PICKED BY EITHER MYSELF OR MY WIFE.  It was that horrible and creepy "I Loved Her First."  If you haven't heard it, do yourself a favor and do not google.

The dancing was a mixture of our favorites, and guest input by way of their RSVP cards having a space to request a song.  Huge mixture of styles, with at least one song at least one person would want to dance to.

Song request RSVP. Hmm. Also, of course I'm tempted to google now, because you told me I shouldn't.


The father/daughter song WAS NOT PICKED BY EITHER MYSELF OR MY WIFE.  It was that horrible and creepy "I Loved Her First."  If you haven't heard it, do yourself a favor and do not google.

Can't be worse than "Daddy's Hands".

Our wedding song was Gerry Rafferty's Right Down the Line.  We had people from 4-90 at the wedding, so we had the DJ put in a suitable mix.  Everything from "The Time Warp" to Glenn Miller tunes.

Daddy's Hands? That sounds really cringey.

The father/daughter song WAS NOT PICKED BY EITHER MYSELF OR MY WIFE.  It was that horrible and creepy "I Loved Her First."  If you haven't heard it, do yourself a favor and do not google.


Yea that was the Father/Daughter song at the last wedding we went to. Pretty sure the last few. Creepy is right.

I figure I'll just put Pork Soda on loop, and everyone will be happy, right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHZ9tGJz_gQ

On a slightly more serious note, no immediate wedding plans so haven't put any real thought into it. We've talked about it....if and when it happens, neither of us inclined to do anything very traditional (I suppose I could play this instead?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYQ03rzuK3o) but will likely incorporate Primus, with other music too, so as not to chase away all potential guests.

And congratulations and good luck on your ongoing and impending life changes, Twid!

Thanks, Trippin!

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Mostly because I don't know how to introduce her to grandpa. That's not a small thing. Not the fact that I want to introduce her to him, but that it's him.

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Like, this year.

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The idea of string covers is growing on me.

Also, this is getting pretty real for me. I just realized that I spent the last half hour thinking about bringing Villager to Ireland to introduce her to dad and grandpa.

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And thank you, Gogira.

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My ex and his wife did a lot of string covers of metal songs for their reception, dunno if that works?

Good luck with the Major Life Changes ahead.

It's funny because I'm not sure why Allison asked for my musical input. I did suggest a metal version of "Kiss From A Rose", but with explicit  preference for the original. I also suggested the "Klingon Style" parody of "Gangnam Style" (I am, after all, kind of a cartoon character). It was an interesting conversation over the past couple of weeks, since, well, awkwardness. Not between her and I, but with her and Villager and her guy and I. Even weirder because our mutual friend is officiating, but now she's reluctant about it because she's an atheist and our friend is a Christian minister, and he was like, "I don't know how to do a secular wedding"

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Also, feel free to suggest music by proxy.

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... and aside from the fact that she and I are still friends and the ambiguity of my invite (matter of number and invites, plus groom's comfort)....

She asked me for input on the musical selection. I made some facetious as well as some serious input, but at the end of the day, I realized that a lot of the music I listen to, is, well, ambiguously appropriate at best.

This left me with the odd realization, "what the hell are we going to listen to at my own wedding, when it eventually happens?"

Irish music is like country music in this regard. Starts off good but, goddamn.

Heavy metal?

lol, you gotta work with Motorhead at best.

I guess this is coming up because all of the hurdles that were in place between Villager and I getting married are now gone, excepting me finishing college, since I'll probably propose to her not long after I get my bachelor's. We've even figured out the where to live. Massachusetts, just not Boston.

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I posted this last night but I don't think anyone noticed it. My school is running a "FEARLESS" ad campaign and they are soliciting selfies from students. Anonymously. Needless to say, this has opened the door for a barrel of lulz. http://fearlesspsu.com/gallery?sort=recent&i=773

I saw but didn't have time to be thorough. The quotes are submitted by the person in the pic yes?

Yes. AND ANYONE CAN SUBMIT.

Uploaded a hairless cat.

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I posted this last night but I don't think anyone noticed it. My school is running a "FEARLESS" ad campaign and they are soliciting selfies from students. Anonymously. Needless to say, this has opened the door for a barrel of lulz. http://fearlesspsu.com/gallery?sort=recent&i=773

Some of those are priceless. I think the taxidermied bat is my favorite.

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What you wear to a Tong party.

Is a half Windsor acceptable, or is there a specific method?

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Heh. Either someone reported me on Facebook or Facebook is cracking down on weird names.

I'm guessing someone reported you, because what's a weird name? Really?

Well, Bearman had to switch today, and someone else mentioned that their neighbor switched today as well. I dunno, does Caoimhin sound like a real name to you?
Caoimhin- 91% Communist Tong Ties...  Proceed with extreme prejudice.

What's a Tong Tie?

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