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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #660 on: October 18, 2012, 12:04:31 pm »
Pixie, I suggest if you want to continue writing for them or any other online blog/zine, it is easier to do so under your own name.

I blogged anonymously, but that was because I pissed people off.  Using your own name adds credibility to what you say and makes your comments harder to dismiss.

Okay. I'm going to use my maiden name, not my married one (although that's just dropping it off the double barrel.) and Annie, rather than my birth certificate name.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #661 on: October 18, 2012, 01:08:19 pm »
If that condition extends to the rest of Arizona, someone needs to write Springtime for Sheriff Joe.

It does, and someone should.


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« Reply #662 on: October 18, 2012, 02:10:00 pm »
It seems like my boss may have finally come to her senses and realized that the 14 hour days are not doing me any good.

It looks like I will either have a choice of working during the day, normal office hours, and then going off duty, or else being the evening/overnight duty person, but off for all of the day.  Since I'm intending to return to my studies at some point, the latter has a special appeal.

Unfortunately, no clue on when this will start, probably not until after Xmas at the earliest, but it would mean I could sleep in, go to the gym during the day, spend the afternoon trolling celebrities on Twitter studying and spend most nights only doing an hour or two of real work.

Which would be nice.  Need to check holiday arrangements, however.  Want to keep my current weekends arrangement, and shift my nights off to Thursday/Friday for four day weekends every few weeks.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #663 on: October 18, 2012, 02:32:57 pm »
That sounds too reasonable to be true.  What's the catch?

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #664 on: October 18, 2012, 02:37:10 pm »
I'm on duty overnight, meaning if anyone gets called, it will be me.  And only me.  From about 11pm to 8am, I'm on my own.

Most nights that wont be a problem, and for lockout issues the students can call the security company who, unlike me, can and will charge them for being called out (I have lobbied to undercut their prices on out of hour lockouts, with a 50/50 split between the school and the individual staff member, but so far it's not going anywhere).

But since I can sleep in during the day, it's not a huge issue, even if I have to take a student to the out of hours clinic or something (and we should be getting an on-site nurse, too).  I guess the main catch is regardless of how late I get to bed, I will still have to get up at 8am, just to turn my work phone off.  That might be annoying.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #665 on: October 18, 2012, 04:43:32 pm »
Pixie, I am excited at the prospect of you moving forward with your feminist writing... you have a gift with words, and a passion for equality, and it seems like that is a combination that has enormous potential to make change and influence a lot of people.

aww, thank you Nigel. I'm not good with fiction, but I always wanted to be a journalist and music critic as a teenager. That you think I have a gift with words is making my head swell a little, I just thought I was fucking opinionated... :noodledance:

Doing just 800 words is going to be tricky. though. In the Reddit and Rape Culture thread I got to over 1000 in the one post, without breaking sweat. I should probably mine that thread for my Best Bits.

You ARE opinionated, and you are very good at presenting that opinion in a way that is articulate, compelling and non-alienating. You could do the feminist movement a lot of good IMO.
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #666 on: October 18, 2012, 05:35:43 pm »
It's Flu Shot Day at work.  Which means I get to find out who the stupidest people on my team are, while being forced to listen to their bullshit ant-vaccination misinformation.

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« Reply #667 on: October 18, 2012, 06:13:25 pm »
It's Flu Shot Day at work.  Which means I get to find out who the stupidest people on my team are, while being forced to listen to their bullshit ant-vaccination misinformation.
Whoa, there's a vaccine against ants? My friend's gonna be thrilled to know, he was just telling me today about how ants somehow managed to destroy his family's electricity meter out in the country a few years ago. (Seriously, that shit happened.)
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #668 on: October 18, 2012, 06:14:13 pm »
It's Flu Shot Day at work.  Which means I get to find out who the stupidest people on my team are, while being forced to listen to their bullshit ant-vaccination misinformation.
Whoa, there's a vaccine against ants? My friend's gonna be thrilled to know, he was just telling me today about how ants somehow managed to destroy his family's electricity meter out in the country a few years ago. (Seriously, that shit happened.)

Nice derail.  9/10.  Well done.
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #669 on: October 18, 2012, 06:15:28 pm »
It's Flu Shot Day at work.  Which means I get to find out who the stupidest people on my team are, while being forced to listen to their bullshit ant-vaccination misinformation.
Whoa, there's a vaccine against ants? My friend's gonna be thrilled to know, he was just telling me today about how ants somehow managed to destroy his family's electricity meter out in the country a few years ago. (Seriously, that shit happened.)

Nice derail.  9/10.  Well done.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #670 on: October 18, 2012, 06:16:06 pm »
It's Flu Shot Day at work.  Which means I get to find out who the stupidest people on my team are, while being forced to listen to their bullshit ant-vaccination misinformation.
Whoa, there's a vaccine against ants? My friend's gonna be thrilled to know, he was just telling me today about how ants somehow managed to destroy his family's electricity meter out in the country a few years ago. (Seriously, that shit happened.)

Nice derail.  9/10.  Well done.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #671 on: October 18, 2012, 06:23:47 pm »
Discordia never had rails to start with.


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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #672 on: October 18, 2012, 06:43:15 pm »
Looks as if we wont be playing with our usual line up next week. Either well have a guest bassist or ill be playing bass/guitar through a pitch shifter unless pat or pete offer a third option.
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #673 on: October 18, 2012, 06:45:35 pm »
You're just trying to be more like the Doors, admit it.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #674 on: October 18, 2012, 06:52:11 pm »
Only this once. Villager is requesting a sick day.
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