GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

Imponderables- a revivial!!

POSTED BY: MSA
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Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:08 AM

MSA


We're alive!!!

It's been so good to see returning people and new:)

YAY for imponderables!!

Old thread here
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.asp?b=2&t=49454

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.


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Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:48 AM

ZEEK


OK so how do people deal with incompetent co-workers. I have two of them and while they're funny in a sad kinda way they can also get very frustrating when you have too much of your own work to do.

For instance yesterday one of them somehow lost s shortcut after installing a software update and couldn't figure out how to run the program that the shortcut went to anymore. I had to tell him the full path to the file. Now working at a tech company you'd think he could have used the start menu or at least known about the program files folder on his one. Sheesh.

So, what do you do with people like that? Ignore them? Feign stupidity yourself (Hmmm that's a tricky one...I don't know how to get windows to run a program...I guess you're stuck)? Wait for them to fail on something important and hope that you don't get sucked up into the fallout? Other?

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:26 AM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


I'm pretty incompetant about things technical myself so I can't really criticize. I tend to let others do their work and do my own myself. Occasionally I have to supervise volunteers and that gets old fast, I feel bad for saying that since patience is usually one of my virtues, but I'm not good at thinking up projects for others to do so I always like it better when someone else has to help them/supervise. My job is helping/talking to the public and so that's what I like doing at work.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Friday, September 23, 2011 7:38 AM

MSA


I'm a teacher... when that happens I am compelled to get 3x5 cards ( colored naturally) and write them a step by step guide to completing the task.
Needless to say, few co-workers expose me to their ignorance:)


To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Friday, September 23, 2011 7:46 AM

PENGUIN








King of the Mythical Land that is Iowa

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Friday, September 23, 2011 9:31 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Every job I've ever worked, I'm the most competent worker in my bosses' eyes, and the least competent to everyone else. (WARNING: This only works if you've read How to Win Friends and Influence People and/or you were born able to win people over naturally)

That plan = good raises, and a minimal raise in blood pressure from co-workers' stupidity.

Just befriend the, otherwise, smartest co-worker that has a ton of drive and ambition that you, (if you're like me), lack and ride their coattails to great pay.

"A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned."

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 9:22 AM

STINKINGROSE


Patiently walk them through it and gently suggest they take notes in case it ever happens again. Go sloooowwwwly.

I hate it when people to whom something is second nature try to "show" you how to do that thing and their hands fly so fast that you can't see what they did or where they clicked and the screens go zipping by and you might as well have been blindfolded, because they are impatient and can't see how anyone could be that slow/stupid that they can't keep up or have to be reminded/shown in the first place.

Just 'cause I'm one of the dummies. I try to remember that when the tables are turned.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:31 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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See.....

Just like stinkingrose said....

Nobody.....NOBODY..... responds well to being treated poorly by their "superiors" at work


My "subordinates" would LOVE me..... (Especially since any superior over my bosses have usually hated me)

If I were his/her "boss", i would lovingly groom him/her to do the job so well that if nobody on top was watching he/she would be doing all of my work for me, and (while not even breaking a sweat doing it), would go home every night feeling the satisfaction of a job well done.

The trick is, to make yourself invaluable in the beginning and then when you see a shift in power (al'la buyout/merger/etc.) make your presence so redundant that you just bought yourself a paid extended vacation.

I'd never do this for a job I actually had passion for, or something that I truly believed in, but when you work as a mindless drone pushing buttons and seeing work come in everyday and night that will never be "finished", where's the satisfaction of a job well done?

I HATE jobs that you can't stand back after a day's work and pat yourself on the back and say "I did that!"

Why do all the high paying jobs I've ever had never give you that satisfaction while many of the low paying jobs I've had do?




Make hay while the sun shines....

Never let them see you cry




The guy (I'm sure) played an intrigal part in my layoff nearly a year and a half ago is married with kids and is underwater on his debt. He's such a chode smoker to his superiors you wouldn't believe he was hetro unless his wife vouched for him. Seriously.....



I'm 32, my house is paid for, my car is paid for, I haven't worked a day for anyone else since early 2010, and in the last month I've easily added 15k to the original purchase price of my house.

Not bad for a 3 time community college drop out, huh?

college
bosses
not living the life you want

If I can do it, sure as anyone can, if they have the drive to do it.

Sure... I have family who is "rich" now, making boku bucks a year, but they'll be paying off that house and college long after they've taken out new loans for their kids' college.....

I'll just be the cool uncle who takes them fishing and buys them all silver dollars on their birthday and Christmas like my uncle did.

Why buy the children experience when you can rent it for dirt cheap and not have to clean diapers and wake up at 2AM to a screaming kid?

My bro is awesome and I hope he has 20 kids.

And what you heard, but I'm going to push all of them to get into the trades instead of college.... even the girls.

Later,
~6

"A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned."

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Monday, September 26, 2011 5:39 AM

MSA


Ok ponder

If you could have one hour to talk to a celebrity who would it be and why

I really want to say Joss... but I think I'm going to have to talk to Jim Butcher. I really need some explanations

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Monday, September 26, 2011 7:08 AM

AVERYFINECOMPANION


...Anyways


I don't think any celebrity has moved me so much that I would want to have a deep conversation with him/her.

Is that weird?




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Monday, September 26, 2011 7:43 AM

ZEEK


Whoops looks like we have both Imponderables going somehow.

Crazy morning. One of the two got canned. Not exactly sure if it was for incompetence but that's my theory. I'm sure they can't tell us for legal reasons and whatnot.

Anyway...celebrity....hmmmm...I'll have to think about who's the hottest chick that isn't super famous yet and might be single.

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Monday, September 26, 2011 8:17 AM

MSA


LOL Zeek... what if little Zeek weren't involved? Then who would you want to talk to?

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Monday, September 26, 2011 10:07 AM

ZEEK


Hmmm so if I were a woman who would I want to talk to? I guess someone who has a laundry list of past mistakes I can pull out at a moment's notice to shame them with.

How did I do?

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Monday, September 26, 2011 3:50 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Not that I was asked the question, but if I had an hour to talk to any celebrity, I'd speak with Michael Madson. http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=michael+madson

As bad ass as he seems in any of his movies, I read an article where he said that he never emails and he only sends letters. One day, he took a hammer to his cell phone and swears by home phones now. He feels it unnatural for people to be able to reach you on the run....

Boy... do I wish we were still in a world where the only phones were tied to our walls and there wasn't even caller ID. Even given all the family/friend drama we had to deal with back then by simply picking up the phone, I think we were much more tight with the people we loved when we didn't have the option of not answering because we knew who was calling...

Hell... it had to beat worrying about world issues we couldn't even hope to effect these days.

I wish I was born in 1940 and died before 1990.

"A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned."

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Monday, September 26, 2011 5:13 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


Celebrities. I'd want to talk to Enya or Loreena McKennet, or Michael McGlynn, who arranges all of Anuna's music. They are all extremely talented in the Irish singing world. Oh and that guy who sings Sean Nos in Ragus, he's got the most stunningly exquisite singing voice, I'm in love with him for how he sings.
As far as actors, I don't really think I feel the need to spend time with any in particular. I'm one of those people who cares about charactors, rather than actors. Now if I could sit down with a charactor for an hour then that would be different. :)

I love cell phones. Now granted I prefer regular land lines because its way easier to understand the person on the other end, but I feel cell phones are a must, I'd be humped without mine, its a safety issue for starters. And secondly I want to be reliable and easy to get ahold of so people can get what they need from me on a prompt basis.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Monday, September 26, 2011 5:25 PM

LILI

Doing it backwards. Walking up the downslide.


Quote:

Originally posted by MsA:
I'm going to have to talk to Jim Butcher. I really need some explanations


Yeah... he wouldn't give them to you. He is crafty and evasive when directly questioned. That, or he'll just say, "Uhhhh, no!"

I'd like to have a conversation with Freddie Mercury. I know it's not possible, as he's dead, but what an interesting life he had.


Facts are stubborn things.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:49 AM

ZEEK


So, what did everybody think of the new how I met your mother? I liked it. I think that was the best episode I've seen in a while.



Also, here's my idea of how they can have seasons after we've met the mother. We know they meet at the wedding right? Well how about Ted is super busy with his best man responsibilities. He meets two or three women at the wedding with potential. Then we get a season or two or "which one will it be?". I could see something like that work for how we still get to know the mother while keeping the show interesting.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:16 AM

MSA


Really fantastic:)

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Friday, September 30, 2011 6:27 AM

MSA


Sadly Lili - you're probably right he wouldn't tell me ...but I could still bug him:)

OK it's Friday folks...YAY

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 11:54 PM

NVGHOSTRIDER


Agree with 6. Actually in my top 3.

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Monday, October 3, 2011 5:43 AM

MSA


BIG HUGS to Penguin ... we're here if you need us sweety:)

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Monday, October 3, 2011 9:38 AM

ZEEK


2nd jury duty for the year down. "Hi. Fill out this form. All the trials settled. Get out."

You know you could have just called so I didn't have to drive all the way downtown and back and pay $10 for parking.

And I only get $6 for jury duty as it is. Lame!

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Monday, October 3, 2011 10:20 AM

MSA


HUGS Zeek ... they never let me do jury duty either.
BTW if you ever want not to be on one... mention you have a masters in criminal psychology. Both counsel will nearly injure themselves attempting to excuse you quickly and get you out before you can taint the jury with facts.

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Monday, October 3, 2011 2:56 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


I had jury duty earlier this month, as did my mom and someone else I know. I wasn't chosen, got excused after the juries for the day were chosen. They like to summon me a lot, hopefully this will keep them busy for a while since they can't call me for two years now.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:54 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by RionaEire:
I had jury duty earlier this month, as did my mom and someone else I know. I wasn't chosen, got excused after the juries for the day were chosen. They like to summon me a lot, hopefully this will keep them busy for a while since they can't call me for two years now.


I got that two years line too. Then when I got this summons they said if I didn't serve on a jury at a trial that it didn't count. So, I still had to go this time. I assume I'm right back in the lottery again since I wasn't selected for a trial this time either. So annoying.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:25 AM

MSA


Ah the joys of the justice system:)

Hey so ponder...
Would you want to serve on the jury for a murder trial? Why or why not?

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 6:10 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by MsA:
Ah the joys of the justice system:)

Hey so ponder...
Would you want to serve on the jury for a murder trial? Why or why not?



Well no because I don't want to waste the time sitting on a jury. If I had to be on some sort of trial though then I would want to be on a murder trial or something serious. I feel like I'd be pretty good at coming to a logical conclusion instead of an emotional one. Plus I'm stubborn as hell. So, it's my decision or a hung jury.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 6:17 AM

MSA


Zeek just go in with that attitude and I guarantee you will never serve on a jury:) LOL

I would so so love to be on a jury... but they won't let me.JERKS

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 6:55 AM

ZEEK


I honestly don't understand why they're allowed to do jury selection. Shouldn't a jury of your peers be totally random?

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Friday, October 7, 2011 5:49 AM

MSA


Well the theory is they have to root out ringers and people who are predisposed to agree or disagree with specific arguments. Often it'll be things like making sure a neo-nazi isn't on the jury where a black or jewish person is on trial.

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Friday, October 7, 2011 6:45 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by MsA:
Well the theory is they have to root out ringers and people who are predisposed to agree or disagree with specific arguments. Often it'll be things like making sure a neo-nazi isn't on the jury where a black or jewish person is on trial.



But shouldn't that still be allowed. If those are a segment of the population then their views should be considered just as valid as the super forgiving person who will give anyone a second chance.

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Friday, October 7, 2011 9:50 AM

ZEEK


omgwtfscorpions!!

We've gone from fire ants to scorpions in my office. We have a security guard in the lobby!? What are they doing all day!? No scorpions have security access!!

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Friday, October 7, 2011 6:51 PM

TRAVELER


I would never be choosen for a jury. Last time I was waiting while they were going through selection and the first question the defense attorney asked is, "Do you personally know a police officer?" Anybody who did was removed and I know about three. So being a friend of a police officer gets you disqualified.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Friday, October 7, 2011 7:01 PM

STINKINGROSE


Quote:

Originally posted by traveler:
I would never be choosen for a jury. Last time I was waiting while they were going through selection and the first question the defense attorney asked is, "Do you personally know a police officer?" Anybody who did was removed and I know about three. So being a friend of a police officer gets you disqualified.




It might depend on the case. If it involved a police officer as defendant or victim then it would make sense to weed out people who could be unduly swayed either way.
Which brings us back to a jury of your peers. My peers should be as close to "me" as possible. This stems, I believe, from making sure that the lower classes do not get railroaded by their "betters", or that the elite don't get essentially lynched for grudges against their social strata. Neither end of the spectrum is likely to really understand or sympathize with the other extreme. On the other hand, if a jury is comprised of members who almost literally might as well be your clones they are unlikely to find you guilty even if you are. A balance has to be struck and maintained. This is why the defense and prosecution are both in on the selection process, as check and balance to each other. It's an attempt to get to an impartial and logical verdict once the facts (such as they are) have been presented for deliberation.
Unless I'm misunderstanding the whole thing.
Which is not unheard of.

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Friday, October 7, 2011 7:25 PM

RUGBUG


And again, Rugbug for the win! I'm killer at remembering passwords. ;)

Glad to see there was a burst of activity that I missed out on. While I'm glad that the imponderable threads aren't as crazy as they used to be, I do wish there was more posting. My desire for discussion is just not satisfied with one or two posts a day. I need more, dammit. It's all about me, right? Someone post!!!! :)

From what I've just read (this thread and last):

MSA: that weirds me out that a school is celebrating teen pregnancy. Celebrate the stayingin school part, not the pregnancy/you-mad-e-you-life-a-lot-more-difficult part. And what about the fathers?

Celebrity hang out? M'eh. I, too, prefer characters. I would hate to ruin a perfectly wonderful character by finding out the actor is an asshat. And since a lot of actors are asshats, there is a high probability that it would happen.

Million Dollars? Gosh, I'd do tons of stuff for a million dollars. Specially if it was tax-free. What wouldn't I do? hurt someone and I'm sure there must be a few other things on that list, but I can't think of them right now.

hugs to all the imponderables, old and new. If y'all don't post...I'll be forced to run off for a few months or so...and then be amused all over again that I can still remember my password.

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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

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Friday, October 7, 2011 7:32 PM

RUGBUG


Quote:

Originally posted by stinkingrose:
A balance has to be struck and maintained. This is why the defense and prosecution are both in on the selection process, as check and balance to each other. It's an attempt to get to an impartial and logical verdict once the facts (such as they are) have been presented for deliberation.
Unless I'm misunderstanding the whole thing.
Which is not unheard of.



That was the hope originally, but these days, jury selection is about each side doing whatever they can to get the people who would sympathize with their side on the jury...and those who don't, off. It's almost an art.

I had jury duty on my birthday. It sucked. I had to sit in the juror's room all day long. Blah.

I had jury duty once where I had to show up three days running and had like three weeks of call ins while the jury was selected with two more days int he court house later. It was a huge case and while it would've been interesting from a legal standpoint, sometimes I think it's better to not know the evil that men do. You can't unsee things once you've seen them. (trial was a brutal murder of a pregnant woman ...by the father of the child. Could've had some interesting implications...but it was also really horrible.)

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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw

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Friday, October 7, 2011 10:05 PM

LILI

Doing it backwards. Walking up the downslide.


Quote:

Originally posted by MsA:
Would you want to serve on the jury for a murder trial? Why or why not?


Ugh. No. The last things I want to hear about are the details of a brutal crime.



Off-topic: Neil Patrick Harris singing a ballad? One of the bone-meltingly sexiest things I have ever heard. And as you all may know, I like women. (and of course, he likes men, so maybe there's some kind of balance in that.)


Facts are stubborn things.

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Monday, October 10, 2011 5:28 AM

MSA


Zeek- are you sure the scorpions aren't on visitors passes???


Rugbug!!!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!
HUGS we've missed you. How are the horsies???

Lili- hmm well at the very least it allows you to appreciate the ballad:)



To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Monday, October 10, 2011 7:56 AM

ZEEK


Even better our CEO is visiting today. I can only imagine how well it will go over if he gets stung by a scorpion.

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Monday, October 10, 2011 8:16 AM

MSA


I can think of so many people who would love to see their CEO stung by a scorpion... you have a unique opportunity here


Side note...do not take your shoes off and leave them under your desk. Scorpions love small dark spaces

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
--Francois Mauriac
It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Monday, October 10, 2011 9:20 AM

ZEEK


I don't mind my CEO yet. He drops F bombs in company meetings. That's kinda cool.

I swear if a scorpion gets in my shoe I'm calling this a hazardous work environment and finding a lawyer.

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Monday, October 10, 2011 12:27 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


I just recently found out that we have a very tiny, very benign type of scorpion in my part of my state, I have spent time in the woods all my life and didn't know that, I just assumed we didn't have any. Apparently they are rare and keep to themselves but my brother's new wife was stung a couple of months ago when they were camping, its sting is minor and doesn't really cause significant trouble at all, but I learnt something new, who would have thought that we have scorpions here?

But ug, normally poisonous scorpions at work? That would be frightening.

I wouldn't want to serve on a murder trial because that is a big responsability. I'm more emotional than not, but not enough to make it too bad, but still I'd rather not decide people's fates, especially if its a complicated case. If it were obvious it would be easier, but if it wasn't then I'd really be conflicted about what to do and I'd side on the cautious side, I don't want to convict someone if we don't have evidence that they clearly did it.

I enjoy mystery novels though.

Lili, do you like Dr. Horrible? That has Neal Patrick Harris in it. I watched it and didn't understand it, everyone but me loves it I guess. I think I'm missing something. Intellectually I understand what its about, but the ending felt flat to me and I don't like musicals. But everyone else loves it so if you haven't seen it I think you'd enjoy it and he does sing in it.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Monday, October 10, 2011 12:40 PM

LILI

Doing it backwards. Walking up the downslide.


Quote:

Originally posted by RionaEire:
Lili, do you like Dr. Horrible? That has Neal Patrick Harris in it. I watched it and didn't understand it, everyone but me loves it I guess. I think I'm missing something. Intellectually I understand what its about, but the ending felt flat to me and I don't like musicals. But everyone else loves it so if you haven't seen it I think you'd enjoy it and he does sing in it.


I do like Dr. Horrible, and I like NPH in it, but I never melted onto the couch watching it. Something about his singing on HIMYM made me swoon, which I had to comment on. He isn't the only one, but it is a rarity.


Facts are stubborn things.

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Monday, October 10, 2011 6:22 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


Cool, maybe he'll sing again if the makers of the show know that people find it sexy and fun.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Monday, October 10, 2011 9:15 PM

NVGHOSTRIDER


I hate not sleeping because when I do get the chance I think my snoring wakes up the kid. I think so but strangely he seems to sleep better when he hears mommy/daddy sleeping. What things help y'all sleep? I don't think I can stand the quiet of the country anymore, kid has odd nocturnal patterns, alcohol is a joke, and the thought of my recent vivid dreams being interrupted keep me from sleeping too long. I need a vacation.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:27 AM

MSA


Hmm ok I can see not wanting the responsibility of a murder trial.
Really you don't like Dr. Horrible?? Oh well to each his own. I'm not that huge a fan of Angel

Zeek dear just mind where you step and leave your shoes on:) HUGS

Oh I miss sleep... so so much. Johnny can now get out ( owning to new toddler bed) so practically every night I'm sound asleep and a tiny voice right by my head says " mommy pick you up"

NV

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It's fuzzy-minded liberal thinking like that that gets you eaten.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:41 PM

RUGBUG


Quote:

Originally posted by MsA:

Oh I miss sleep... so so much. Johnny can now get out ( owning to new toddler bed) so practically every night I'm sound asleep and a tiny voice right by my head says " mommy pick you up"



But that's not a bad way to wake-up, right? As long as it's not 3 in the morning. I totally get why parents leave their kids in cribs for as long as possible (and hope that don't have good climbers).

It takes me forever to fall asleep, but once I'm out, I'm usually pretty good 'til early morning. I tend to put ear plugs in every a.m. around 4-5 so that the traffic from the street I live on doesn't wake me up. It's one of the busiest streets in town, so it's quite loud. Loud enough that people make fun of me because you can hear a diesel downshifting to get up the hill on my answering machine. It's sounds like a cow.

MSA: The horses are doing well. I just sold Show about a month ago. It's a happysad occassion, but the woman who bought him really loves him. I was having a hard time keeping him worked enough and was feeling guilty. Amazingly, he sold in 13 days for full price...which in this market (and with his history) is quite unbelievable. It took my co-worker 3 years to sell her inexpensive and nice young horse. So glad it didn't take that long. I'm enjoying having more money, more time and less guilt, although I do miss my boy.

Dr. Horrible is one of those campy bizarre things that you either get, or don't. I Love It, but can see how some people would watch and be like "WTH?" I would imagine that fans of Buffy find it more amusing that fans of Firefly. Now, if you're fans of both...well, I would think you would like it.

CEOs: I like my CEO. He's awesome. I don't want him to get stung by a scorpion. I liked my old CEO and wouldn't want him to get stung either. My old boss, on the other hand? Not saying I'd like to see anything happen to her, 'cause I wouldn't, but whether she deserves something for the mental abuse she put me through is another topic altogether.

In other news, I cancelled my Netflix membership effective 9/1, because I didn't like being jerked around for, let's face it, a luxury item. Now, if I rent, I go to the local store or to redbox. I realize one small perk of netflix...my queue let's me know if I've watched something or not. I rented two movies from Redbox on Saturday. I watched the first (Hereafter = disappointing) and started on the second only to realize I had already seen it. In fact, I had rented it just a couple weeks prior. That's pathetic. What's even worse, is that when I was renting, I was interesting in "I am Number Four" but it was out. It didn't dawn on me until hours and hours later that I had also seen that movie. Crap...I just had another birthday, but I'm not THAT old. Eek.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:50 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


Oh the privelidge of having a video store that is close enough to your house to go to. Now adays, much to my anger and frustration, the only video stores in my city are a bit too far to visit regularly. We get netflix and red box but that just isn't the same, oh the days of brousing at the video store whenever we want ... sigh. People don't know how lucky they are.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 4:06 PM

RUGBUG


Quote:

Originally posted by RionaEire:
Oh the privelidge of having a video store that is close enough to your house to go to. Now adays, much to my anger and frustration, the only video stores in my city are a bit too far to visit regularly. We get netflix and red box but that just isn't the same, oh the days of brousing at the video store whenever we want ... sigh. People don't know how lucky they are.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya



Hah...I hate browsing in the store. All the boxes are too close together and too many to see. Sure, the new releases that are highlighted and get the full face of the box showing are just fine. But the rest that only get the spine showing? Ugh. (BTW, I feel the same way about clothes shopping. I can't handle shopping in places where everything is smashed onto a rack. I like to walk in, scan and walk out if I dont' see anything. I hate browsing).

Thankfully, as Netflix killed Hollywood Video and Blockbuster, two local stores managed to survive. One has 5 movies, 5 days, 5 dollars for all but the newest of new releases. I call that an awesomeness.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:00 AM

ZEEK


I always just exploit blockbuster express. They have some policy about new releases being available or you get a one night rental free. Those codes hit the interwebs weekly. So, I just rent stuff for free out of their kiosks

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