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Old 08-07-2018, 04:24 AM
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I entered a meeting room this morning and there was one other guy in the room, a coworker who I have a pretty close working relationship with.

I said “hello” and he said “oooohh... ominous”.

Then I said “huh?” and he said something like “your hello. It sounded like the end of the world”.

I said “oh. Yeah I’ve been going through some stuff” and he said “oh, I’m sorry to hear that”.

After that the matter was dropped. I guess I’m giving off an Eeyore :eeyore: vibe.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:31 AM
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Also a guy from my shuttle told me when he first met me lo those many years ago, he thought I was a lesbian, and I said “that’s cool, I get that a lot. I know how I present” which I don’t even except maybe I slouch and don’t smile very much.

And a couple weeks ago I had a random person on the street tell me “hello, bitch” which I was like whatever. Then later this fucking scrub college kid with floppy hair and a popped collar says to me “fuckin dyke”, which oh my god. :rolleyes: get a fucking life, I am so over it.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:06 AM
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:05 PM
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It was a long weekend here and the Mor-man and I decided to go to some designer outlet mall we had never been to.

There were LINES out of most of the stores... like 100 people patiently waiting in line (35C) to get in Kate Spade, Burberry, Pandora jewelry, Sunglass Hut, Nike, Adidas?

I was like WTF? We just had a quick peruse around and got our free chocolate from Lindt and left. :meh:
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:33 PM
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It was a long weekend here and the Mor-man and I decided to go to some designer outlet mall we had never been to.

There were LINES out of most of the stores... like 100 people patiently waiting in line (35C) to get in Kate Spade, Burberry, Pandora jewelry, Sunglass Hut, Nike, Adidas?

I was like WTF? We just had a quick peruse around and got our free chocolate from Lindt and left. :meh:
This post is so white it seems like one of my weekends.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:33 AM
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I thought about starting a thread for interesting things heard on NPR, but they're usually just miscellany.

This bit was on fuckin' omega three supplements, how do they work? What was interesting? Everyone is afire for the super health thing, but really, we're not sure how it works, or if it works.

According to the author being interviewed, studies that point to efficacy find healthy people for things like unblocked arteries or lack of inflammation (catchall phrase inflammation) tend to have high levels of omega 3. Great. OTOH, studies where omega 3 is taken and then changes are noted are not that impressive, and all but lacking are large extended period double blind studies. Further, the mechanism by which the omega 3 would work is not well understood.

The point was, do people with healthier life styles tend to have more omega 3, or is it the omega 3 that makes people healthy? We're not really sure. The other thing is, though, that we're liquifying huge quantities of fish and harvesting freighters of krill to supply our demand. It's significant enough to be bad for fisheries, basically.

If you want to fight about it, feel free, it's just something interesting I thought I heard on NPR, if I even understood it correctly.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:39 AM
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It was probably this guy. https://www.amazon.com/Omega-Princip.../dp/B076NTB4FR
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:11 AM
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:29 AM
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Can't decide if sheep is having the best time of its life (it's a sheep, that can't be saying much), or if highly distressed (wolf!).
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:56 PM
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It needs to wake up.
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Da judge in da manafork trial. What a dick. Is it just me or does he seem biased against the prosecutor?
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By that standard, Ellis told the court, Charles Koch and George Soros would be considered oligarchs.
Well, yeah....
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:34 PM
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oh for pity sakes, like no one ever saw a jebus toast before
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As the eldest of 6 kids, I pretty-much had to learn to cook when I was young. It's a useful skill, of course, and I'm glad I can do it. Since I live by myself, if I decide that I'd like to -- say -- bake a cake, then I then find myself with way more cake than I'll eat before it goes bad.

So, last year, I decided I wanted to try my hand at making a peanut butter cake with peanut butter frosting. Since I now had way more cake available than I could eat in a reasonable amount of time, I decided to bring it to lunch. As it turned out, the cake was a big hit with my colleagues. So, every once in awhile, I'd decide that I felt like baking a cake or making fudge, or some such thing -- and I'd bring it in to share with my colleagues.

Apparently, that sort of thing will get you a reputation. It wasn't long before students would randomly approach me and say, "I hear you're the guy who's a really good cook." Not such a bad reputation to have, I suppose.



So, on Monday, a bunch of us got together at lunch for the first time since the end of the previous semester. One of my colleagues declared: "I have decided that I want peanut butter cake with peanut butter frosting for my birthday. That's on Friday."

Okay.

One of my colleagues then jokingly said to me, "And don't you dare show up on Friday without that cake."

Now I'm a nice person. And I do enjoy doing nice things for people. But that struck me as ... presumptuous ... and frankly, more than a little annoying. I said something in response that -- for me -- was downright shocking in its bluntness. But everyone was laughing and talking, and I get the impression that either no one paid any attention, or that they thought I was somehow joking.


Somehow, the topic of Friday's lunch came up in conversation today. So I took the opportunity to flat-out state to one of my colleagues that though I enjoy doing nice things for people, I do not have any obligation to bring baked goods for people, much less to do custom orders. And what's more, I do not like being threatened, even in jest. And the next time someone does so will be the last time I'll be bringing any baked goods to lunch.

I've had far too much experience with how, if you do a nice thing, some people will then start thinking that you now have some sort of obligation to continue doing that thing -- and may even start demanding that you continue to do it.

So, let's hope that's been nipped in the bud.
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Noborty tell Mr The Lone Ranger that my bortday is coming up.

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Phenolphthalein cakes.
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Yellowcake.
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