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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #525 on: April 01, 2019, 03:48:20 pm »
I'm pretty sure it was yesterday (the 31st)

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #526 on: April 01, 2019, 03:50:23 pm »
Why can't we all be ninja?

Because only real Gs move in silence, like lasagna.

I swear we all went over this in 2016...

I wasn't here in 2016, apologies, I was still going over WHY I got my ass roasted here, and I'm slow so it took a bit.

EDIT: Granted, that little punk ass that used to be me deserved it.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #527 on: April 01, 2019, 05:43:23 pm »
I meant the entire planet kinda discussed it.

But it was 2011, apparently.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #528 on: April 01, 2019, 06:44:56 pm »
I was stuck in the middle of nowhere tending to various animals and plants... I missed a lot.

EDIT:When your primary source of information consists almost exclusively of "The Blue Cliff Record" and giggling your ass off at Alex Jones while your boss tries to tell you to take it seriously, everything sort of loses focus.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #529 on: April 02, 2019, 03:33:42 am »
Well, today was interesting: first day of the new quarter. One class is identical in its beginnings to when I tried and failed to take it last quarter, yet somehow seems more interesting this time. Maybe because the teach isn't that "likely plucked from a high school and so understands teaching as demeaning teenagers" type. Another class (world relations politics of all things) has a pretty funny guy for a prof; he opened class with something I'll paraphrase below for brevity's sake. Third class ended a half hour early, and I'm kinda torn about it, cause it's the "I'm enrolled in this because I need the units but I don't necessarily plan on taking it" kinda class for me right now, but other than the annoyingness of watching movies as homework (boy don't I sound fun at parties? :kingmeh:), it seems really chill and interesting. We'll see what pans out. Also, left the Cult of The Upright Citizens Cabal (if those spags see this; hey Doc Rev, good luck with your shit), so yeah. EDIT: Also learned today that the graffiti that is my icon is still in its normal spot, untouched, much to my surprise. The TV lives!


Now for that story from the Poli Sci prof:
He started with this: You know, we live in a very bureaucratic world, especially here on campus. But what's bureaucracy?

So, I live pretty close to campus. For a while, I just walked to work. But eventually I thought "Hey, you know that whole parking pass system thing the school has? Maybe I should use that."

And it's funny that I thought that, really, cause the thing about that system is, you get access to parking in exchange for basically agreeing not to take a carpool to work. Weird, right? But whatever.

So I go to the parking office, wait in line forever--you know how it is--and I get up to the front desk, tell them I want to get myself a pass to access certain parking spots, and the lady goes:

"Well...where's your bike?"

"My...my what?"

"Your bike."

"I...don't use one. I walk to work."

She went on from there about how "that's just not going to cut it." So fine; I'll get a bike. Went into my garage--I have 3 kids--and I looked at the bikes, just sitting there lined up. Now, I didn't wanna inconvenience them, and I didn't want to inconvenience myself too much by going through with all this, so I grab the smallest one.

Next day, I go to this place on campus where they do bike repairs and rentals and such, and they can register your bikes with the state. So I go up to them, they ask what bike I want to register, and I plonk down this tiny little tricycle. Naturally, they look at me with confusion, but they nod, and accept it, and in due time it's done.

So I go back to the parking office, get to the front of the line, put my kid's now-registered bike on the desk and say, "Here's my bike." The lady just blinks, looks totally unfazed, and we start the paperwork to get me that parking pass.


He just smiled, walked back to his laptop to continue the lecture slides, and said, "That's bureaucracy."
« Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 06:34:50 am by Al Qədic »
O, the Frog fell down to Tehran.
To fix the broken hourglass in the sun.
From the gates, to the city, to the market so pretty,
They'd not leave until they were done.

Said the Goddess to the Frog,
"You'd best be moving along."
So sayeth the water, the words of Anahita,
But the Frog just made themselves a bog.

And lo, they said:

"May I have your shoes, miss?
O great Water Goddess,
I've a journey that I need to start."
She responded from her knowing, wise heart.

With this, said the Goddess,
"Go now, take these shoes with."
And covered their webbed feet with glee.
"You'll do good not to disappoint me."

Thank you for completing the free trial. To view the rest of this poem, nag me about it...I might not respond by giving you the rest of it, but when has that ever stopped you?

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #530 on: April 02, 2019, 06:01:41 am »
Ok I didn't read most of your post because I promptly became convinced you were a crytaline being, and not like, germy mutant apes like the rest of us.

EDIT: I do like you, just, teasing?
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #531 on: April 02, 2019, 06:29:18 am »
I promptly became convinced you were a crytaline being, and not like, germy mutant apes like the rest of us.
I'll gladly take either of those as compliments. :lulz:
O, the Frog fell down to Tehran.
To fix the broken hourglass in the sun.
From the gates, to the city, to the market so pretty,
They'd not leave until they were done.

Said the Goddess to the Frog,
"You'd best be moving along."
So sayeth the water, the words of Anahita,
But the Frog just made themselves a bog.

And lo, they said:

"May I have your shoes, miss?
O great Water Goddess,
I've a journey that I need to start."
She responded from her knowing, wise heart.

With this, said the Goddess,
"Go now, take these shoes with."
And covered their webbed feet with glee.
"You'll do good not to disappoint me."

Thank you for completing the free trial. To view the rest of this poem, nag me about it...I might not respond by giving you the rest of it, but when has that ever stopped you?

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #532 on: April 02, 2019, 06:39:56 am »
That is not a very good thing, but ok, send pics.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #533 on: April 02, 2019, 06:47:43 am »
That is not a very good thing, but ok, send pics.
Of what? Myself? The graffiti? If you want the latter, you're looking at it right now. If you want the former, then...no. :kingmeh:
O, the Frog fell down to Tehran.
To fix the broken hourglass in the sun.
From the gates, to the city, to the market so pretty,
They'd not leave until they were done.

Said the Goddess to the Frog,
"You'd best be moving along."
So sayeth the water, the words of Anahita,
But the Frog just made themselves a bog.

And lo, they said:

"May I have your shoes, miss?
O great Water Goddess,
I've a journey that I need to start."
She responded from her knowing, wise heart.

With this, said the Goddess,
"Go now, take these shoes with."
And covered their webbed feet with glee.
"You'll do good not to disappoint me."

Thank you for completing the free trial. To view the rest of this poem, nag me about it...I might not respond by giving you the rest of it, but when has that ever stopped you?

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #534 on: April 02, 2019, 08:52:28 pm »
So I've applied for work at a local Foundry. It'll be very hot and dirty, but the pay is excellent with a lot of potential for overtime. I have an interview next Tuesday. Here's to hoping because the benefits package is excellent and I very much need good insurance. I'll probably be grinding burrs off metal Parts at first, but I wouldn't mind one day moving up to working with molten metal. If I can stick it out there for another 30 years I'd be able to retire sitting very nice indeed. I'm really hopeful that I'll get the job. Working as a temp and day labor is lame.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #535 on: April 02, 2019, 10:45:02 pm »
Good luck!

And if you get the job, throw me some of whatever luck you have left over, I could use an income instead of begging friends to keep me alive.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #536 on: April 02, 2019, 11:54:34 pm »
Good luck!

And if you get the job, throw me some of whatever luck you have left over, I could use an income instead of begging friends to keep me alive.

Thanks!

If I knew of a way to transfer you some good fortune I would. I know how it feels to be leaning on friends just to get by. Unless they're Saints or suckers eventually they'll stop and things can get bitter.

Have you considered signing up with a staffing agency or something?
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #537 on: April 03, 2019, 12:45:52 am »
I appreciate the thought, but staffing and similar options are not good ones for me due to a whole shitload of medical and mental issues. There is no point going into extreme detail, suffice to say I need a stable job that fits a whole bunch of unusual parameters or a stable enough living situation to leech off of that I can get SSI again, which is not a short term stay.

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #538 on: April 03, 2019, 12:49:04 am »
I appreciate the thought, but staffing and similar options are not good ones for me due to a whole shitload of medical and mental issues. There is no point going into extreme detail, suffice to say I need a stable job that fits a whole bunch of unusual parameters or a stable enough living situation to leech off of that I can get SSI again, which is not a short term stay.

Fair enough. My sincere best wishes. I hope you find somthing that works!
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

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"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
 - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality :lulz:

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #539 on: April 03, 2019, 12:50:26 am »
Working on that SSI now. I have my fingers crossed.