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WriteThisDown
Giddy

USA
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Posted - 06/05/2007 :  21:05:26  Show Profile  Visit WriteThisDown's Homepage Send WriteThisDown a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I had an interesting one, to say the least.

But first, did anyone watch that show Creature Comforts? I adfore Wallace & Gromit, so this was great. Plus, I don't think I've laughed for 1/2 an hour straight at something on TV in a long, long time. I'm very picky about TV.

Today I stopped at a cute cafe and picked up a salad. I went home and as I was happily enjoying said salad, I chomped on a bacon bit. CRACK. My back molar starts to ache. It takes me 15 minutes to realize I've craked my tooth.

After a slightly uncomfortable 3 hours at work, I came home and spent an hour on the phone wiothh my parents' insurance company trying to figure out how much of this damage is covered. oh my GOD, I hate being an adult, is all I can say about that.

No, but really, I hate things like insurance and appointments and the like. I can't grow up, I don't think...

...and how was your day?

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2007 :  21:28:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My day was stressful and only getting worse. I have a job interview tomorrow morning. I can't wait until it's over just so I can relax a little. Something I haven't done in a long time.

This is reminicent of A Few Things To Say. We sure do like random posts.

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AMC
Mediwizard

1710 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2007 :  23:16:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ouch! I hate being a grown-up too, WTD.

However, having been a grown-up for some time now I'm happy to report that I had a lovely typical day at work. I've just switched jobs and I'm having SO much fun at my new one, it probably shouldn't be legal.

I got up, had two cups of exceeding fine coffee, drove 5 minutes to catch my train to downtown. Got off the Metro 30 minutes later, had an hour of work before I went to get a slightly less fine cup of coffee before a meeting. Spent 1.5 hours in an interesting meeting (does happen), then a bit more work and lunch out with a co-worker. 3 more hours of work, took the train home, picked up the kids, had the neighbors over for Pizza, salad and Zinfandel. Gossiped for an hour, now the kids are getting ready for bed - soon I'll be reading them books and then it's just me and YouTube for the rest of the evening. Or I could start watching Sex and the City, first season - another co-worker has lent me the DVDs.

I can't say grown-up life is fun all the time but if you get lucky some parts of it are excellent.

Edit: Ended up being YouTube. I love being old - there's so much great old-people-stuff to look for on the internet.


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WriteThisDown
Giddy

USA
30 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2007 :  19:20:04  Show Profile  Visit WriteThisDown's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pizza, salad and Zinfindel sound a lot like my Pizza, Arbor Mist and Grey's Anatomy nights. :D

Today I solved the big mystery in my mouth: it's a wisdom tooth. I'm seriously relieved that it's not something much worse (or more expensive).

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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2007 :  02:55:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, it's not even 8am and my day is pretty rubbish so far. Woke up at 6.30 in a bad mood, because I'm supposed to be on holiday but I had to get up to drive my brother to work. He crashed the family car, so now I'm the resident chauffeur. I was going to drop him off in my pajamas and go back to bed, but we needed milk so I had to get dressed. I'm now hanging around online waiting for my mother to get up so I can drive her to work at 9am. Then I plan to hang around the local hospital waiting for a chest x-ray (it's just a formality for work placement). I also need to renew my motor tax and ring up my mother's insurance. And do some laundry and tidy out the office. And after that, I'm not sure, but no doubt it'll be terribly exciting. I'll report back.

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WriteThisDown
Giddy

USA
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Posted - 06/07/2007 :  08:42:58  Show Profile  Visit WriteThisDown's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bee, I'm dying from the excitement. ;)

I'm off to work, then probably going to stare at the TV when I come home. That's the one reason I hate being home for the summer -- because my social life suffers enormously.

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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2007 :  20:52:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My day was okay. The best part of it was the weather, which is gorgeous today and will be for the next few days, which I have off!! Work is boring and I come home exhausted, and I found out today the money isn't what I thought it was going to be. This is my third summer working for the same company and they said I'd be getting a raise this year and I got my pay today and I didn't get the raise. So what I'm making now is where minimum wage will be in July, which is quite a bit lower than I thought I would be making. So I have to talk to them about that but I don't want to because I hate stuff like that. And then this pay period the person who added up my hours missed a day so I got eight hours of pay less than I was supposed to.

I've been stressing about school. I'm thinking of transferring to a school closer to home next year. My marks this year were awful and I think it's because I wasn't really happy there... I was just sort of blah. But I made some good friends and if it weren't for them I would definitely be transferring instead of just thinking about it. Then again, some of my closest friends from high school go to schools in the same city or near the city that I'm thinking of transferring to. There's also the issue that I've signed a lease on a house in the city the school is in so if I don't go back I either have to pay rent on a house I'm not going to live in (on top of paying for where I'll live next year) or ask my friends to find a stranger to live with them.

And yeah, that's about it with me. Oooh... my sister graduates from high school next week. She had her last day of classes yesterday. If I transfer to the school I'm thinking of we'll be going to school in the same city next year.

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AMC
Mediwizard

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Posted - 06/07/2007 :  23:11:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cour, not to influence you - your decision is your own - but poor first-year grades can be awful due to a lot of different things. Make sure you make the decision based on what you want to achieve and where you want to be, not on your report card.

Another funny day at work. I got taken out to lunch by a co-worker who pretty much just wanted to show off his convertible, so we cruised around downtown at illegal speeds to go eat Mexican food. He's a nice guy and it was lovely to get out but it didn't make my day very productive!


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WriteThisDown
Giddy

USA
30 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2007 :  08:39:03  Show Profile  Visit WriteThisDown's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oooof. I sort of a wish a certain co-worker of mine would take *me* wout to lunch, even if it's just to show off a car. I have feelings for him but it's terrible, because he's my boss and he's 6 years my senior. He barely knows I exist, unfortunately, so I'd either need the movie 'Hitch' in my life or a miracle to make anything come of it. Oh well.

That said, off to work... *grin*

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2007 :  09:37:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been frustrated for the last three days. I've been engaged in a battle on Wikipedia with a bizarre individual who is absolutely convinced that JK Rowling is an anarchist, and no amount of pursuasion seems to prevent him from expressing his belief on her bio page. I have now attempted for the fourth time to explain that no amount of indirect evidence in support of his theory will work unless he finds even one scrap of direct evidence, but I can't seem to get through his thick wall of paranoia.

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Barmy

Germany
319 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2007 :  10:02:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My day was great, because I didn't have to go to work. Yesterday was a holyday and today we have got e "bridge day". I went shopping and (you won't believe it) I managed not only to buy books, but I also bought clothes!

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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2007 :  11:28:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by WriteThisDown

Bee, I'm dying from the excitement. ;)



Well in that case, brace yourself WTD!

So I drove my mother to work, got my x-ray, bought some clothes for a trip I'm taking to the US, collected my brother from work, had lunch, renewed my motor tax, did some laundry, wandered around in the sunshine (it's beautiful here at the moment), picked up something from my mother from our insurance broker, did the grocery shopping, collected my mother from work, cooked dinner (we had salmon), watched tv, messed around online, and went to bed. Whew! It was wild.

Edited to add that I also posted a letter. See - wild!

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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2007 :  19:11:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AMC

Cour, not to influence you - your decision is your own - but poor first-year grades can be awful due to a lot of different things. Make sure you make the decision based on what you want to achieve and where you want to be, not on your report card.



Oh I know that. The problem is you have to keep a certain average to stay in the program and I was 0.5% short, which was entirely due to my arts elective. I really enjoyed and understood the business courses and I know what I want to do with my life now (I think) and I need a business degree to do it. I can stay at the school in arts but that won't get me where I want to be in the future, so I have to transfer. I made a lot of mistakes last year and I know what they are and now I know what to do (or, rather, what not to do).

I had a wonderful day today. I had the day off and woke up to gorgeous weather. I did some yard work for my parents then went shopping (with my first pay check from the summer) then went to the gym and then visited a friend who just got back from school. I might go see "Knocked Up" tonight, if my friend is free. And to top off my good day, on my drive home this afternoon I heard Paris Hilton was taken sobbing back to prison. I actually let out a "ha!" when I heard it. Anyway... I'm a little sunburnt and have more freckles than I did this morning.

I'm also really enjoying the new colour scheme.

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________"You, you think everything's magic," Manek said. "Stupid girl."
____"Well, everything is," said Nor. - Wicked

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2007 :  10:21:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My day was horrible! Or at least the evening. We had thunderstorms go through yesterday evening and the power went out. It stayed out from 6pm to 7am this morning. To top that it was the HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR! I ended up sitting outside in the rain because getting wet from rain was better than getting wet inside from sweating

Cour, my program for Business Admin. wasn't an Arts program, but a Science program. Some colleges offer a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in it, but I got a B.S. (Bachelor of Science). The difference was I had to take a lot less Arts & Humanities electives under the Science program. I hated those classes. One great thing about Grad school was you only take those classes that pertain to your field, no electives in sight.

I hate to not feel bad about Paris Hilton, but couldn't these Hollywood starlets hire drivers to be on-call at all times. They're rich enough for it. Heck, I'd have one even if I wasn't drinking. So when they cry because of all their DUIs I can't have much sympathy for them since they have the resources not to get in that position. I think it's going to get overturned in appeals. They said the usual sentence for her crimes is about 10 days in jail, if that, and she now has the full 45 days. Does make you think there is karma in the world after all.

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2007 :  17:17:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday was horrible. I had an appointment with an estate agent who refused to make an appointment when it was convenient for ME, which meant I had to travel from Manchester to Lancaster and back again, which took me half a day. And when I arrived, 10 minutes late because the train was late, the woman had already buggered off! I'd turned down 80 quid's worth of jobs and paid 12 quid for the train, and she'd BUGGERED OFF!!! That was AFTER I'd rung her to say I'd be late. She said she'd wait. She didn't.

So today I took it easy. Went to a café for breakfast, hung around there reading The Independent newspaper until well after lunch, went home, lounged about on the bed reading Captain Bluebear for a while, and then had some dinner. Alas, now I have to do some work (I'm procrastinating), and it's gone horribly hot and humid. Bleh.

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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2007 :  18:29:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's horrible about the estate agent, Starling. What a cow.

I had a lovely day today. It was the hottest day of the year - hooray! I had a very leisurely day. I went for a long walk on the beach and acquired some new freckles. I was meant to go out tonight, but then people cancelled and the rest of us decided not to go. I was a bit disappointed, but then I had an ice lolly, did the giant Sudoku in the Irish Independent, and watched the final of Any Dream Will Do, all of which cheered me up. And now I'm here.

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2007 :  18:39:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
*grabs pen, joins Bee's freckles and ends up with a picture of Norbert the dragon*

Coooooooooool.

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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2007 :  18:07:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jokelly

Cour, my program for Business Admin. wasn't an Arts program, but a Science program. Some colleges offer a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in it, but I got a B.S. (Bachelor of Science). The difference was I had to take a lot less Arts & Humanities electives under the Science program. I hated those classes. One great thing about Grad school was you only take those classes that pertain to your field, no electives in sight.



I think the college/university system is different in Canada. Here, Business Admin or Commerce (what I was taking) is its own faculty and isn't part of Arts or Science. In the program I was in (and the program I might transfer to) it's all business courses with one Arts or Science elective. If I can't transfer, I'll be in just Arts or Science, with only one or two possible Commerce electives.

I think I may have found a way to have the best of both worlds with my school situation. If I transfer I'll be in co-op so I'll spend second term working. You can do the work-term wherever you want, so I could work in the city my current school is in and live in the house I've already leased and be with my friends.

The whole weekend was amazing. I'm pretty sunburnt all over.

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Unicorn8
Barmy

Germany
319 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2007 :  15:20:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I won two tickets for this show: http://www.yamato.jp/english/main-e/main-flame-e.htm !!!

I took part in some kind of "Casino Competition". You got 200 points in chips as "seed capital". The goal was to win as much chips as possible in a limited time. I played roulette (something that I have never done before) and came off second best (which is great, because I didn't like the first price). 8 was really my lucky number - I bet 100 points on it and won 3500 points.

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
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Posted - 06/11/2007 :  15:33:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are those taiko drummers uni?

That looks like a blast. A few days ago I went to a concert by Mark Thomas, sort of the British equivalent of Michael Moore. It was great. Unfortunately I was sitting in the front row and had a hay-fever attack at the start of the second act. The guy was a good improver so he handled my sudden exit well.

I should have apologised afterwards, but I was too embarrassed.

I have had an absolutely terrible day. The internet has become my main connection to the outside world, which can be devastating when, as it often does, it turns on me.

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Starling
Confunded

United Kingdom
701 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2007 :  17:07:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ooh, I love taiko drummers. There's a Scottish (yes, really) group that visits the Grand Theatre in Lancaster every year. I'm surprised the theatre is still standing.

*threatens to hex Diri's internet connection with the most terrible things if it misbehaves*

My doctor has prescribed an antihistamine called, errrrr *goes to check* Fexofenadine. He prescribed it for house allergies (my hovel is probably infested with moulds), and to my surprise it also got rid of my hayfever and even helps with my skin (so far the only antihistamine that worked for my skin was cetirizine). I can't remember what my skin condition is called. It basically reacts to everything.

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Cour_Delafleur
Confunded

Canada
714 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2007 :  22:43:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Work is driving me crazy. It's sooooo boring. I've been doing inventory and restocking the past three weeks... every day except two. I'm supposed to be working in the stores, but I haven't been there yet.

I went to see "Knocked Up" today. I knew it was going to be funny, but I was suprised how much I really liked it. I was also suprised at the huge age range of people in the audience. I saw people from age 10 (waayyyyy too young to be there or understand any of the jokes) to about 75. It does have a lot of language, stoner humour, and potty humour though, which I know is a big turn off to some people. Anyway... it was by far the funniest movie I've seen in a few years.

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AMC
Mediwizard

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Posted - 06/11/2007 :  23:40:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martje, I take that! For hayfever only - it's sold here under the name of "Allegra".


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Jokelly
Barking

USA
1509 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2007 :  01:21:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cour, I wanted to see that but ended up going to "Pirates 3" instead. I didn't care for it much even though I liked the others. I didn't get to see the secret ending because my niece left and refused to stay for the credits, but I watched it on YouTube. Didn't really change my opinion of the movie. There was a scene that is rumored to have been deleted that would make the secret ending much more satisfying. Maybe it will be better on DVD, sometimes I like movies better at home. But still, there didn't seem to be much Jack in the film. He seemed a minor character to me. And it was too long.

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diricawl
Looney

United Kingdom
1078 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2007 :  02:31:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's not the connection that's the problem, it's the society. Sometimes, for whatever reason, people on the internet just decide you're not worth their time.

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Bee
Mediwizard

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Posted - 06/12/2007 :  07:39:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some people treat the internet as a licence to be as mean as they like without any consequences. Bah.

I haven't done anything worth mentioning today, so I'll just describe my yesterday. Actually, didn't do anything worth mentioning then either. [:I] Well, I read a chapter on the anatomy and physiology of deglutition (which I think means swallowing - so why didn't they just call it swallowing?!) - it was FASCINATING. I also started to tidy out the office, but then got bored and gave up. I'm planning to finish the job today. We'll see how that goes...

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Posted - 06/12/2007 :  16:15:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I get to go out to eat tonight ... which means that I don't have to cook! Yay!

So Bee, how did the office tidying go? (As I gaze at the piles of papers on my own desktop...)
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Bee
Mediwizard

846 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2007 :  18:14:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Pesky Pixie


So Bee, how did the office tidying go? (As I gaze at the piles of papers on my own desktop...)



Er, it sort of didn't. I got stuck into some ironing instead, and then a friend called over for help with an assignment, and then another friend called over for a chat, and then I cooked dinner, and by that stage any slight inclination to tidy up was long gone.

Maybe tomorrow.

Maybe.

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Jokelly
Barking

USA
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Posted - 06/12/2007 :  21:30:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did some tidying tonight, too. I was redding the hallway up. I want to paint it this weekend so I have some scrubbing and spackling to do this in the next few days.

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WriteThisDown
Giddy

USA
30 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2007 :  14:03:29  Show Profile  Visit WriteThisDown's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My days have been fairly routine. I've been watching Herry Potter at night on nights that I'm too tired to read HBP... because I'm a giant nerd.

I'm trying to make plans with a friend that involves meeting new people - she and her very-serious boyfriend decided on an "open" relationship after months of problems and i'm sick of being single. I don't think it'll be this weekend though - maybe next.

tonight i'll probably watch 'goblet of fire' and straighten up my room.

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Bee
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Posted - 06/13/2007 :  18:09:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm reorganising my wardrobe and discovering a ton of clothes I'd forgotten I owned. Yay.

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