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subject: The best news I have gotten for awhile!
I just checked my grades, and all 'B's except one C+. I am totally stoked. I would have gotten an A in calculus if I actually studied for the final and finished it (I only did half of it, I had my bio final right after, still got a 51%) The 'C' was in chem where I missed the first two weeks of homework. Whoohoo! All the late nights of study and sacrifice paid off.

I feel much better now.

drink rum, ski off cliffs
message 15331/15585 2012-05-29 18:42:08 (-0500)
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in reply to mq in message #15331:
Awesome.

This should probably go on IIABTW, but I can't get a refund on the ticket, HA:

I'll be in NY/CT from 4th of July. Maybe even VT. I booked a month instead of planned 3 months bc I want to keep my job in light of hesitations and differences just. in. case. Instant death or metamorphosis. No more of this cocoon maybe maybe. Wooooo now I can get out of this RUT.

You need to speak in signs. My scarf smells like a party.
message 15332/15585 2012-05-31 09:31:48 (-0500)
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in reply to what in message #15332:
Cool. You know how to get a hold of me if you want to meet up again, or need a place to crash (my house is walking distance from JFK)...

message 15333/15585 2012-05-31 16:42:13 (-0500)
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subject: Jamaica me crazy...
MDKAB... In less then 24 hours, I'll be on a beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica for a 6 day, all inclusive trip! :) WOOHOO!

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in reply to hade119 in message #15334:
Jamaica, all inclusive.

You will enjoy without fail. I demand this.

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in reply to redrix in message #15335:
I second this demand.

You need to speak in signs. My scarf smells like a party.
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in reply to what in message #15332:

Let me know, too, if you want to get together. I'm not opposed to driving.


~ IronKit ~
Zeit. Ich brauche mehr Zeit.
message 15337/15585 2012-06-03 18:17:09 (-0500)
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in reply to ironkitten82 in message #15337:
I'm not opposed to train-ing either!

I still haven't quit my job. I don't know what is Right anymore.....such a risk to quit, but not taking a risk is a risk in itself, yes?
The ticket is booked & paid. They said they'd give me the month off 'for health reasons' only if i'd come back, otherwise they can only afford to give me 2 weeks off. Unpaid leave at that. Sigh

You need to speak in signs. My scarf smells like a party.
message 15338/15585 2012-06-04 00:54:37 (-0500)
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in reply to redrix in message #15335:
Ehh...

That was the trip... Ehh...

The resort was ok (very shallow beach, super seaweedy, and not near anything). The service was HORRIBLE (the place was NOT crowded, and we still had to wait forever for drinks, food, etc. And usually got eye-rolls, not smiles). The food was pretty bad (except the day they served Jamaican, that was good, got 3 helpings of Curry Goat, mmmm).

The room was nice. Very clean. But, they said we got an upgraded room, didn't seem like it.

We did have a good time for the first few days. We did alot of swimming, sunbathing, some snorkling, kayaking, etc. We went and climbed Dunns River Falls (SUPER FUN). And our taxi driver took us to a local place for AMAZING jerk cicken and jerk pork. Soooo good. But, the last 2 days (my birthday included) I got into a fight with my companion, and there was a lot of tension with me and her the rest of the trip. We got along, but you could feel it in the air.

Still, we both had fun. Not sure I'd do Jamaica again, and if I do, it would be Negril (not Runaway bay/Ocho Rios). But yeah, so that was that... Atleast I was away from NYC and work for 6 days...

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in reply to hade119 in message #15339:
Glad to hear you enjoyed most of it. I may venture to the island someday, but probably not where you stayed.

I've been to Antigua at Grande Sandals. Beautiful place, excellent food, lots of activities and everyone was happy to be there, even the staff. I'd go back again, and probably not drink so much rum. :D What do you say to an unlimited supply of rum and coke?

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message 15340/15585 2012-06-08 22:51:34 (-0500)
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in reply to hade119 in message #15339:
When in Rome.... I'd be eating jerk, beef patties and fish tea ALL DAY. I wouldn't expect any other kind of food.

MDKAB
I phoned a friend to help with car for the cost of breakfast. Learned shit. Car got to mechanic in 1 piece to get a free part & labour.
Found a book for half price thrift. Bills paid. So grateful. I wish I could smash out more days like this.

You need to speak in signs. My scarf smells like a party.
message 15341/15585 2012-06-12 02:32:24 (-0500)
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in reply to what in message #15341:
"When in Rome.... I'd be eating jerk, beef patties and fish tea ALL DAY. I wouldn't expect any other kind of food."

Thats what *I* wanted to do... But thats not how an all inclusive place works. They make a buffet, and you're supposed to be happy with what they serve. This is why I don't like all inclusive, I'd much rather be out with the locals, eating what they eat. But, in order to avoid a fight with the GF, I did it her way, and got the all inclusive spot.

Funny thing is, she didn't like the food either. And actually enjoyed the 3 times we went off resort, and ate the local food. Which is what I tried to tell her from day one...

message 15342/15585 2012-06-12 09:55:01 (-0500)
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in reply to hade119 in message #15342:
Well, on the upshot, if you guys do go on another vacation, she may be much more amenable to the idea of exploring what's local and you'll have gotten the brownie points for doing things her way the first time.

- schizoid
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in reply to schizoid in message #15343:
Mmmmmmmm.....broooooooooownnniiiiieeeesssss

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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #15344:
^In jamaica, they might be pot brownies! Just sayin... :P

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in reply to hade119 in message #15345:
After I posted that, I re-read it and realized how that could be read in a very stoned sort of voice. Ahhhh, internet. :)

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message 15346/15585 2012-06-14 09:27:50 (-0500)
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subject: Tob...
...There's a Gyl in my guest bedroom!

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message 15347/15585 2012-07-15 22:52:26 (-0500)
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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #15347:
Awesome! Feel like hitting the beach?

drink rum, ski off cliffs
message 15348/15585 2012-07-15 23:35:54 (-0500)
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in reply to mq in message #15348:
Sadly, no. He's gotta leave tomorrow evening. But probably next time 'round.

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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #15347:
Yay Gyl! What's new in his world?



Valkyrie

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message 15350/15585 2012-07-16 23:06:49 (-0500)
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in reply to valkyrie in message #15350:
Not a whopping lot, it seems. Still working, still housemates with Elsewhere. I asked him, and he indicated he didn't have much to tell.

He spent the day exploring San Francisco. Spent time at the Cable Car Museum, and a mechanical entertainments museum that had old mechanical games from the early 20th century and the late 19th. Also Pier 39 (and sea lions) and Fisherman's Wharf.

A pretty full day. He's heading out on a bus in about 70 minutes from right now.

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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #15351:
He say anything about the offspring and how all that's going?



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message 15352/15585 2012-08-29 15:25:58 (-0500)
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in reply to valkyrie in message #15352:
He didn't say anything, and I didn't think to ask.

I've seen him bounce around on FB a bit. Do you have him? If not, I can link you up.

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message 15353/15585 2012-08-29 23:42:43 (-0500)
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I just scored a Wii, two Guitar Hero guitars, 4 wiimotes, 2 nunchucks, 2 gamepads, a balance board, and a fistful of games. From work. For free.

They've been sitting in a corner for 18 months. One of our administrative ladies sent an email saying that they needed to be claimed by the owner by the end of the day or they're going to Goodwill. I pinged her asking if I could snipe them if nobody spoke up. Nobody did.
MINE! Score!

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message 15354/15585 2012-09-21 17:29:24 (-0500)
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in reply to jadefalcon1 in message #15354:
....but why were they left there?

Your job needs to bring back animated gifs!

You need to speak in signs. My scarf smells like a party.
message 15355/15585 2012-09-22 16:25:32 (-0500)
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in reply to what in message #15355:
Nobody knows. Orphaned from a long-ago employee and forgotten. I now have a Wii.

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message 15356/15585 2012-09-23 00:28:47 (-0500)
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I just accepted a sweet new job in a field I love, and with a 30% increase over my current salary.

The only downside? Relocating my wife and kids about 6 hours south.

All-in-all, I am pretty stoked!

I am Thwart-Man! *thwart* *thwart* *thwart*
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in reply to paradox in message #15357:

Damn. That means if I ever get my training in Chicago, I can't hang with you. :(


~ IronKit ~
Zeit. Ich brauche mehr Zeit.
message 15358/15585 2012-09-26 13:43:12 (-0500)
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in reply to ironkitten82 in message #15358:

Also: hurray new jobs and pay increases!



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message 15359/15585 2012-09-26 13:43:39 (-0500)
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My yesterday kicked ass because after 14 years of living in this country and 6.5 years of residency, my wife has officially become a US citizen.

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