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Title: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on October 18, 2013, 03:05:16 am
I couldn't find the last thread (I didn't try very hard) and wanted to post about my last few days. I'd also like to hear about your last few days, sweetie. I'll make some popcorn. My update is not altogether pleasant, just a forewarning.

Yesterday I had to leave work early after getting a distressed call from my partner. Our beloved cat has been unwell and it was time for him to pass on. One last cuddle and a few teary goodbyes, and he was put to sleep. I'll never forget that. We stayed in the room with him as it happened (is that weird?) and he gave the most haunting baoow.. ugh. We spent the rest of the day crying off and on.

And then today after work on the drive home I was overtaken by two cars after a red light, both driven by young guys. The second guy was tailgating the first, waving his arms around. They pulled ahead, then the second guy swerved into the passing lane and began tailgating someone just ahead of the first guy. Suddenly he slams into the side of the first guy, pulls away slightly, and does it again. The guy getting slammed into it was shoved off the road and began spinning out, barely missing a line of trees. I was horrified. I pulled off the road and, shaking, made my way towards the car, meeting a few others who witnessed it. The guy was alright, though his car was totaled. No one called the police. The kid was unlicensed and unregistered. The other guy drove off.

And after I got home and told my partner the story, she surprised me with flowers and tickets to see Neutral Milk Hotel later next month, and I felt better.

The end :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on October 18, 2013, 02:59:12 pm
I'm so sorry about your cat. I lost the big old Maine coon mix who had been my companion since the age of four this past summer. It still hurts. So I know how you feel.

And what a freaking asshole. Super-aggressive drivers are the worst.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on October 18, 2013, 03:14:49 pm
Is it the height of irony that Cracker Barrell and the American Heart Association are two of the ads on my fb newsfeed page?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on October 18, 2013, 03:16:35 pm
Tik, sorry about your cat.  I had to put my pup of 13 years down in July....the house is so empty without her, so I know how you're feeling.  And I was there in the vet's office when he gave her the shot.  No it's not weird, just absolutely godawful.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on October 18, 2013, 03:22:29 pm
Sorry about your cat, TiK. Glad your day got better towards the end :)

Anyway, I had my first car "accident" today. As I was backing out (trying to avoid hitting my friend, who was leaving behind me) I hit the van next to me. Despite hitting it fairly hard, I got out and saw that there was not a single spot that looked damaged. A tiny paint chip was missing near the bumper, but I don't think that was where I hit. My car had do damage either. I waited around for the owner to return, and it was a mother with her five children (ranging from a High School senior to a three year old). We talked for a bit, I repeatedly apologized, and she said was very pleasant and said that it was not worth even taking down information. So I am glad that it wasn't any worse.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Kitteh on October 18, 2013, 05:14:25 pm
I'll fill in more about my break after this weekend is over, but right now I'm sitting on the train across from a guy who looks exactly like Slavoj Zizek minus 30 years. Like, exactly. And he keeps rubbing brushing his hair out of his face in that same kinda "I need something to do with my hands while I'm talking" way. P crazy :3


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on October 18, 2013, 05:42:41 pm
Thanks for the sympathy, guys. It is sad to sit around the house so we've been going out to distract ourselves a lot. Life goes on.

Fender benders like that scare me, Sanchez. I'm always afraid when it's my fault that the other person will fly off the handle. Luckily cars seem pretty resilient to bumps these days and most people are kind and understanding.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on October 18, 2013, 06:01:21 pm
Thanks for the sympathy, guys. It is sad to sit around the house so we've been going out to distract ourselves a lot. Life goes on.

Fender benders like that scare me, Sanchez. I'm always afraid when it's my fault that the other person will fly off the handle. Luckily cars seem pretty resilient to bumps these days and most people are kind and understanding.

Tik; my apologies. My childhood cat died when I was 17 just days after I came out to my family. I spent hours with the little crazy each day. Lubo, our new cat is now 11 and that time may come soon.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on October 18, 2013, 06:04:28 pm
My dog died right after I graduated college in 2011. It was really hard for a while, but she had lung cancer, so I looked at it as she was no longer in any pain. But yeah, we miss our animals because they very much become part of our families.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on October 19, 2013, 09:39:06 pm
Is eating a lot of cough drops dangerous? Is there medicine in them or is it just minty not that sweet candy?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fritz on October 19, 2013, 09:47:29 pm
Is eating a lot of cough drops dangerous? Is there medicine in them or is it just minty not that sweet candy?

All I know is, I can't take cough drops.  They have some kind of interaction with my Parkinsons disease medications.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on October 19, 2013, 10:44:01 pm
Is eating a lot of cough drops dangerous? Is there medicine in them or is it just minty not that sweet candy?

There's usually menthol or something like that. I don't think that that would be dangerous, really. If it were, it would probably indicate so on the packet.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on October 19, 2013, 11:22:26 pm
Is eating a lot of cough drops dangerous? Is there medicine in them or is it just minty not that sweet candy?

There's usually menthol or something like that. I don't think that that would be dangerous, really. If it were, it would probably indicate so on the packet.

It is possible to overdose on menthol, but in order to do that with cough drops, you'd need to literally ingest thousands of cough drops at one time, which is impractical.  Several 6 oz jars of Vicks VapoRub might do the trick if ingested because the menthol in it is far more concentrated than in cough drops.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on October 20, 2013, 01:19:48 am
What is the meaning of life? Have you tried a corn dog? Have you seen an orange alligator? Can you direct me to the nearest apple tree?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on October 20, 2013, 03:31:07 am
Is eating a lot of cough drops dangerous? Is there medicine in them or is it just minty not that sweet candy?

There's usually menthol or something like that. I don't think that that would be dangerous, really. If it were, it would probably indicate so on the packet.

It is possible to overdose on menthol, but in order to do that with cough drops, you'd need to literally ingest thousands of cough drops at one time, which is impractical.  Several 6 oz jars of Vicks VapoRub might do the trick if ingested because the menthol in it is far more concentrated than in cough drops.

I'm fairly certain you can buy concentrated menthol, actually. I was told by a fellow smoker that you can buy it to spray on fresh tobacco then put it in the freezer to roll your own menthol cigarettes. So you could probably just drink that. Why the hell are we talking about this?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: rejectamenta on October 20, 2013, 06:31:06 am
Sorbitol is used to sweeten many cough drops and may produce a light laxative effect. That's the only thing I can think of off hand. Less dangerous than it is annoying, though.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: opebo on October 20, 2013, 09:10:27 am
I had a happy ending tonight!  Its usually not my style with all the full service available about, but its the second time I had a massage from this girl, and she's a really nice one: polite, slim, youngish (maybe 23-24?) with 'white skin'. 

I got her number, may propose hotel meeting for more involved session next time.  Did you fellows know that 'white skin' is prized among Thais and in fact most Southeast Asians?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on October 20, 2013, 10:59:07 pm
My sympathies to you, TiK.  Your story brings me back to when my last dog was in her last days.  It's never easy to lose a pet, especially one you've known for a really long time.  Pets take a piece of you when they pass on, and all you can do is let time heal and wait for the beginning of a new chapter in your life.



So, I didn't know where else to rant about this.  It's not something I talk about much at all, even to my own mother, but I guess I'll vent my emotions here... though I don't expect anyone here to completely understand.  But here it goes.

Shortly before my dad passed away, I had planned on going to a certain community college near my area here in CT.  Long story short: my mom and I have been left with a multitude of financial problems and we have to move by next spring or else we'll be foreclosed on.  So obviously, I'm not going to the community college in CT that I had planned on going to, and I have to find a college in another state.

And I'm okay with that (I was never all that interested in the community college in the first place!), but I've been trying to occupy myself now that I'm out of high school, and I'm stuck.  Even though I'm an active member of my church now (I go there at least three times a week for one reason or another), I feel totally discombobulated and aimless.  I tried starting my own blog to write on religious issues, which I am passionate about, but my plans for a routinely updated journal fell completely apart.  Why?  One, because my knowledge on theology is basically s**t even though I've been studying it for a few years.  And two, because I suck at conveying my thoughts on topics that I have mere layman's knowledge on.  There are people my age who have accomplished way more in life than I have, and it bothers me.

I've tried writing a book on religion a number of times as a way of expressing my passion for it, but I can't even put together a decent outline.  The more I realize how ignorant I am on these issues, the more discouraged I am to actually write it... at least before college.  So now I'm kind of stuck.  Should I try writing the thing and risk sounding like an idiot pretending to know more than I do, or should I continue lolling about and not even think about it until I graduate from college?  I feel like I'll be unsatisfied no matter what I do.

So basically, I'm tired of being upset with everything, and I'm mad at myself for not knowing how to change it.  I know most people here aren't religious and probably can't even remotely to relate to this kind of problem, but that's pretty much where I'm at right now.  And frankly, it sucks.

I'm not fishing for compliments or pity parties or anything... I just felt the need to get it all out there.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Kitteh on October 20, 2013, 11:14:43 pm
So, yeah, I'm back at school, break over. It was pretty fun, a little less than I expected it to be but to be honest nothing is ever as good as you anticipate it to be. Feeling...mediocreish now, not really happy or sad. There was a street musician playing "You Can't Always Get What You Want" as I left to come back, and he got it stuck in my head. "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you'll find, you get what you need"...

iunno, I still can't say I'm a fan of this whole "life" thing, still kinda lonely even if I have friends, dealing with college and depression and stuffs sucks, I'm still struggling like hell just to keep a B-/C+ average, etc etc...but yeah, life is tolerable at least, none of it really matters so there's no good reason to worry and stress out, and I still feel like it's better than killing myself, at least for the time being, which is really the only big question isn't it? :3

/rambling


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Kitteh on October 20, 2013, 11:32:09 pm
Also, was reallyy high last night, decided to order pizza hut, proceeded to eat an entire giant pizza plus cheesy breadsticks. Stoned me considered this a great idea. Of course I woke up this morning feeling like my stomach was going to explode. I haven't even eaten anything today because my stomach has been f**king killing me, toooo much junk food. Def not a good idea in retrospect.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: opebo on October 23, 2013, 11:34:56 am
I'm in Korea for work, staying in a nice hotel with computer and many amenities, including a wonderful robotic toilet, all for free, with free meals, flight, and they even payed me a token $200 for the 'work'.  The good life.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: © tweed on October 23, 2013, 11:43:48 am
I'm in Korea for work, staying in a nice hotel with computer and many amenities, including a wonderful robotic toilet, all for free, with free meals, flight, and they even payed me a token $200 for the 'work'.  The good life.

be sure to update the Dinner thread once or twice.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on October 23, 2013, 12:00:59 pm
Scott, for what it's worth, I often have feelings similar to the ones that you're experiencing right now. I don't have any advice for improving your situation (I can't even improve my own), but I thought that it might make you feel better to know that you aren't the only one who feels like you do.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on October 23, 2013, 12:22:40 pm
This is my first time posting in one of these threads, so it feels slightly funny.

Tik, I'm sorry to hear about your cat. :(  I grew up with two cats, both now gone; it was very sad when we had to put them to sleep.  I now have a very nice cat, and it will be not be easy when he goes.

I wish the best to you too, Scott.  You still have a clearer idea of what you are going to do in your future than what I had at your age, although I've never had the same financial difficulties.  I hope things turn out OK for you and your mom.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: shua on October 23, 2013, 01:22:21 pm

And I'm okay with that (I was never all that interested in the community college in the first place!), but I've been trying to occupy myself now that I'm out of high school, and I'm stuck.  Even though I'm an active member of my church now (I go there at least three times a week for one reason or another), I feel totally discombobulated and aimless.  I tried starting my own blog to write on religious issues, which I am passionate about, but my plans for a routinely updated journal fell completely apart.  Why?  One, because my knowledge on theology is basically s**t even though I've been studying it for a few years.  And two, because I suck at conveying my thoughts on topics that I have mere layman's knowledge on.  There are people my age who have accomplished way more in life than I have, and it bothers me.

I've tried writing a book on religion a number of times as a way of expressing my passion for it, but I can't even put together a decent outline.  The more I realize how ignorant I am on these issues, the more discouraged I am to actually write it... at least before college.  So now I'm kind of stuck.  Should I try writing the thing and risk sounding like an idiot pretending to know more than I do, or should I continue lolling about and not even think about it until I graduate from college?  I feel like I'll be unsatisfied no matter what I do.


I guess you could try just writing down your thoughts so far as you can, but not with the expectation that they'd be in publishable form (at least as a book) until you've learned a lot more, and try to see where the greatest gaps are in your knowledge and find some introductory texts in those areas.  If you have a project you can work on that can be a very good thing during a transitional "down" time, though I know well that it can be hard to stay motivated.   


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on October 23, 2013, 02:18:55 pm

And I'm okay with that (I was never all that interested in the community college in the first place!), but I've been trying to occupy myself now that I'm out of high school, and I'm stuck.  Even though I'm an active member of my church now (I go there at least three times a week for one reason or another), I feel totally discombobulated and aimless.  I tried starting my own blog to write on religious issues, which I am passionate about, but my plans for a routinely updated journal fell completely apart.  Why?  One, because my knowledge on theology is basically s**t even though I've been studying it for a few years.  And two, because I suck at conveying my thoughts on topics that I have mere layman's knowledge on.  There are people my age who have accomplished way more in life than I have, and it bothers me.

I've tried writing a book on religion a number of times as a way of expressing my passion for it, but I can't even put together a decent outline.  The more I realize how ignorant I am on these issues, the more discouraged I am to actually write it... at least before college.  So now I'm kind of stuck.  Should I try writing the thing and risk sounding like an idiot pretending to know more than I do, or should I continue lolling about and not even think about it until I graduate from college?  I feel like I'll be unsatisfied no matter what I do.


I guess you could try just writing down your thoughts so far as you can, but not with the expectation that they'd be in publishable form (at least as a book) until you've learned a lot more, and try to see where the greatest gaps are in your knowledge and find some introductory texts in those areas.  If you have a project you can work on that can be a very good thing during a transitional "down" time, though I know well that it can be hard to stay motivated.   

Indeed, I do something like that already.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: © tweed on October 23, 2013, 02:34:39 pm
yeah Scott you're holding yourself to too high of a standard, to a PhD standard when you've yet to enter college.  and you'd find that most people writing at that level don't necessarily know much about a lot that ends up in their works: they have teams of research-slaves working for them.  presumably you don't.  shua's advice is good.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on October 24, 2013, 01:36:13 am
Just got back from a concert. It was hectic.

Basically I saw Tech N9ne and his crew at a small venue 15 minutes away from my college. Met a few cool people there and enjoyed the music. Also saw a friend there. Would gladly go again.

I'd tell you all about more but I'm about to go to bed. Night guys.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on October 24, 2013, 10:00:22 am
That is very good advice.  Like I said, I've already taken to writing things down (mostly outlines), and I'm sure what I've written will be useful in the future, but I think I'll hold off on writing publishable books and things like that until I'm at least somewhat comfortable with what I know on the subject.  I'll have plenty of time to organize my thoughts in college, anyway.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: © tweed on October 24, 2013, 11:25:48 am
That is very good advice.  Like I said, I've already taken to writing things down (mostly outlines), and I'm sure what I've written will be useful in the future, but I think I'll hold off on writing publishable books and things like that until I'm at least somewhat comfortable with what I know on the subject.  I'll have plenty of time to organize my thoughts in college, anyway.

also the simple fact that you're concerned with this stuff at age 17-18 instead of alcohol, weed, women, GTA V, etc. puts you ahead of ~98% of the white male population.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on October 27, 2013, 03:31:31 pm
Last night was a trainwreck, and I'm glad I diverted it.

Long story short, after the concert my best friend (Bestie) and I went to, my friend from New Jersey (from now on he's NJG) has been staying down here since Wednesday night. That night NJG stayed with Bestie because I had class. He slept all day because of the concert hangover and then decided to stay with me. Thursday was really uneventful. Friday wasn't bad: we went 30 minutes for wings. Waitress vibed with me, but she should really know better than to flirt with a broke-ass college kid for tips. I pass on it. Friday we don't go to party because I'm not in the mood, but we go to Wawa and have a midnight snack. For those of you who aren't in the Mid-Atlantic, Wawa is a convenience store, but clean and with good food.

But Saturday. Oh dear god, Saturday. I begrudgingly go out even though I'd rather stay in with a few friends, but there are too many people at my usual place. Bestie is pissed. NJG is kind of chill about it, so I text a different girl. She tries her best to get me into that party, but cops are right outside. But on the way, my best friend embarrasses me in front of all my friends. I'd rather not get into what she said, but it was basically to the point of "Sawx is posing for you guys." Now at this point I'm angry and trying my hardest not to lose control. I'm speechless throughout the rest of my car ride. Then, when I get to the dorm, she calls me a poser again. Boom.

If you know anything about me, it's that I have a high threshold for anger, but if you break it, I get explosively angry. I basically tell her off in front of the dorm for embarrassing me, trying my hardest not to make a scene in front of the whole dorm. She's about to break down in tears, and when I finally realize she's about to cry I leave the group to calm down. My friends are in my room, so I just smoke with them and we stop being mad at my best friend for the time being.

While I'm high, NJG is trying to calm her down, but it's not happening. I go up to tell NJG and the rest of my friends that I'll be in my room calming down. She looks like a wreck, basically telling her life story, all that jazz. Now, poor NJG is trying to talk to this other girl who he's trying to get with... but my best friend is still screaming about how apparently not being 100% straightedge means I'm trying to pose for my friends. He gets sick of it and decides to go back to New Jersey early because he can't get into my room.

I wake up, tell her how I feel straight up.Mama Sawx calls. I start talking to her about it. I go around the dorm, and people are pissed.

tl;dr: my straightedge best friend tries to say I'm only not being straightedge because I'm posing. I get pissed to the point where she's crying/almost crying. I calm down, only to wake up next day to find that the entire dorm is pissed at her.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on October 27, 2013, 08:12:03 pm
Went to a local bands music video shoot at the request of a friend. A bunch of goth/emos were there, and I had nothing in common with them accept for this guy who loved Bob Dylan. My friend showed up late, I milled around a bit, but the director was in a pissy mood and didn't like all the spectators, so I smoked a ciggarette on the roof and left.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Miles on October 28, 2013, 05:36:30 pm
Hey everyone,

Sorry I havent been postin much lately. I've had a bug this weekend thats kept me in bed for most of these last days. I just went to the doctor and, thankfully, its not the flu but I do have a virus. He told me to stay home from class for at least the next 3-4 days. Hopefully, it will have run its course by then.

As ususal, thoughts/prayers would not go unappreicated.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: homelycooking on October 28, 2013, 09:07:05 pm
155 on the LSAT. Maybe I need to find something else to do with my life.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: © tweed on October 28, 2013, 09:12:32 pm
155 on the LSAT. Maybe I need to find something else to do with my life.

you shouldn't go to law school anyway, but with falling admission standards 155 should get you in somewhere in the top 50.  or even top 30.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on October 29, 2013, 05:19:08 am
So while I was at work today my ..uh, step-father-in-law, happened upon a little furball on the street. He sort of nudged it with his foot and it gave a little squeek. It was a newborn kitten. He tried to find its mother for a half hour to no avail, so he brought it home. When I say newborn kitten, I mean it.. it was probably born last night. Umbilical cord still was attached and everything.

So they managed to give the cold little kitty some warmth and a little bit of milk and he perked up and began squeeking. After a few calls they found some volunteers who take in cats until they can be put up for adoption. We passed the cat on to one of them who knew someone else whose cat just had a litter. So she/he is being adopted by that cat until he grows up a bit more. And then, he'll be ours :)

That's if he/she makes it. It's hard to say so early on. They did find the original mother cat and her owner. The owner had stray cats running around everywhere and didn't even know one of his cats was pregnant. So they decided that giving it back was a waste of time.

I'm not altogether happy about getting a new cat so quickly after losing our last one. But, as my partner said, it was pure chance and we probably saved his life. So, good news :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on October 29, 2013, 05:19:58 am
By the way if anyone has any ideas for a name, please share. Weird names especially.

Oh and if my story made you want to squee then this video is really similar to what happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds4eA6V8o9k (except with a slightly less hilarious accent. I keep hearing this guy saying "So my buddy found this cat and I was like, eh, bring it over to my place. And then I shot 'im."


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on November 01, 2013, 05:11:31 pm
It turns out that a woman missing in our area is the mother of one of my cousins friends. A body has been found, but they are waiting for identification. Pretty awful stuff.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on November 05, 2013, 07:18:28 pm
Everyone's out having fun and I'm sitting in my room watching election results.

How Atlas of me.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 05, 2013, 07:23:51 pm
Don't go to law school unless you hate your life.

Also, I have started talking to a greek girl.... someone talk me out of this. I know better.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on November 05, 2013, 07:42:21 pm
Don't go to law school unless you hate your life.

Also, I have started talking to a greek girl.... someone talk me out of this. I know better.

Dukey, trust your fellow Greek....NOOOOOOOOOOO.  They all have megalos kolos and megalo stoma and they get bigger with age.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 05, 2013, 08:12:49 pm
Don't go to law school unless you hate your life.

Also, I have started talking to a greek girl.... someone talk me out of this. I know better.

Dukey, trust your fellow Greek....NOOOOOOOOOOO.  They all have megalos kolos and megalo stoma and they get bigger with age.

I know. I would say this could be a hit it and quit it deal, but we all know that never works with greek girls.

She's a cocktail waitress at this bourbon bar I go to... she's sweet and already wants to teach me how to speak greek, but I know my sister and family and she will turnout to be horrible. I am trying to resist.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on November 05, 2013, 08:58:22 pm
Don't go to law school unless you hate your life.

Also, I have started talking to a greek girl.... someone talk me out of this. I know better.

Dukey, trust your fellow Greek....NOOOOOOOOOOO.  They all have megalos kolos and megalo stoma and they get bigger with age.

I know. I would say this could be a hit it and quit it deal, but we all know that never works with greek girls.

She's a cocktail waitress at this bourbon bar I go to... she's sweet and already wants to teach me how to speak greek, but I know my sister and family and she will turnout to be horrible. I am trying to resist.

She'll be your mom, sister and yiaya combined. Resist!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TNF on November 05, 2013, 11:46:20 pm
So I'm probably moving to Los Angeles.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on November 05, 2013, 11:51:25 pm
Don't go to law school unless you hate your life.

Also, I have started talking to a greek girl.... someone talk me out of this. I know better.

Reminds me of something my cousin said about going into law: "You'll make all the money you'll need, but don't do it."  Is working toward a legal career really that dull?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Dave from Michigan on November 06, 2013, 12:34:27 am
I need to go to college I think but I don't know for what.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on November 06, 2013, 07:36:33 am
So I'm probably moving to Los Angeles.
Why?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 06, 2013, 09:49:53 am
Don't go to law school unless you hate your life.

Also, I have started talking to a greek girl.... someone talk me out of this. I know better.

Reminds me of something my cousin said about going into law: "You'll make all the money you'll need, but don't do it."  Is working toward a legal career really that dull?

Yes. Parts of it are interesting. I quite enjoyed writing my paper on the positives and negatives of overseas corporate taxation, but most of it is mind numbing and paperwork. At least that's what many young associates do.

Don't go to law school unless you hate your life.

Also, I have started talking to a greek girl.... someone talk me out of this. I know better.

Dukey, trust your fellow Greek....NOOOOOOOOOOO.  They all have megalos kolos and megalo stoma and they get bigger with age.

I know. I would say this could be a hit it and quit it deal, but we all know that never works with greek girls.

She's a cocktail waitress at this bourbon bar I go to... she's sweet and already wants to teach me how to speak greek, but I know my sister and family and she will turnout to be horrible. I am trying to resist.

She'll be your mom, sister and yiaya combined. Resist!

She already is acting like that...she's telling me I have to be patient when learning Greek but she knows I won't be because "Greek guys are all impatient."


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on November 06, 2013, 09:55:50 am
She already is acting like that...she's telling me I have to be patient when learning Greek but she knows I won't be because "Greek guys are all impatient."

Well if you impatiently try and get in her pants we can't help you, and  you're on your own.  Find a new bourbon bar or a new cocktail waitress.  ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 06, 2013, 09:59:28 am
She already is acting like that...she's telling me I have to be patient when learning Greek but she knows I won't be because "Greek guys are all impatient."

Well if you impatiently try and get in her pants we can't help you, and  you're on your own.  Find a new bourbon bar or a new cocktail waitress.  ;)

No, after the last one I need to be careful. And if I rushed into her pants, she'd never go away. You know how Greek girls are...I'd have her whole family after me


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on November 06, 2013, 10:05:02 am
She already is acting like that...she's telling me I have to be patient when learning Greek but she knows I won't be because "Greek guys are all impatient."

Well if you impatiently try and get in her pants we can't help you, and  you're on your own.  Find a new bourbon bar or a new cocktail waitress.  ;)

No, after the last one I need to be careful. And if I rushed into her pants, she'd never go away. You know how Greek girls are...I'd have her whole family after me

Yep.  Imagine all her theas pinching your cheeks, and her mom making you lamb while you are watching football every Sunday with her dad..........run Dukey, run!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on November 06, 2013, 05:04:14 pm
Today my path to the ministry has become much clearer... I have been informed that I was accepted into Piedmont College in Demorest, GA, and am eligible for a very generous grant if my pastor writes a letter stating that I'm in good standing with my church. :)  Now if Catawba College accepts me, I will get to decide which of them I want to attend in the spring semester.  I am so filled with excitement right now I don't know how to express it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 06, 2013, 10:27:51 pm
Catawba college! What a school. My grandmother went there way back when.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TNF on November 07, 2013, 12:54:43 am
So I'm probably moving to Los Angeles.
Why?

Decent possibility I'll be getting an apprenticeship doing multimedia/communications work with a union out there.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 07, 2013, 02:05:16 pm
She already is acting like that...she's telling me I have to be patient when learning Greek but she knows I won't be because "Greek guys are all impatient."

Well if you impatiently try and get in her pants we can't help you, and  you're on your own.  Find a new bourbon bar or a new cocktail waitress.  ;)

No, after the last one I need to be careful. And if I rushed into her pants, she'd never go away. You know how Greek girls are...I'd have her whole family after me

Yep.  Imagine all her theas pinching your cheeks, and her mom making you lamb while you are watching football every Sunday with her dad..........run Dukey, run!

I can see it now. Don't worry. I am resisting. I know this girl wouldn't be a good candidate for quick and easy, especially now that she knows about my entire family. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on November 07, 2013, 02:18:50 pm
She already is acting like that...she's telling me I have to be patient when learning Greek but she knows I won't be because "Greek guys are all impatient."

Well if you impatiently try and get in her pants we can't help you, and  you're on your own.  Find a new bourbon bar or a new cocktail waitress.  ;)

No, after the last one I need to be careful. And if I rushed into her pants, she'd never go away. You know how Greek girls are...I'd have her whole family after me

Yep.  Imagine all her theas pinching your cheeks, and her mom making you lamb while you are watching football every Sunday with her dad..........run Dukey, run!

I can see it now. Don't worry. I am resisting. I know this girl wouldn't be a good candidate for quick and easy, especially now that she knows about my entire family. :P

Seriously, imagine her calling your sister constantly and those two future gossiping theas discussing things.......Oh Em Gee!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on November 07, 2013, 02:45:24 pm
My underwear split today and I spent hours with one ball perilously close to the edge.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on November 07, 2013, 03:11:55 pm
My underwear split today and I spent hours with one ball perilously close to the edge.

The story might be more interesting if you explained what type of physical activity you were doing that caused them to split.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on November 07, 2013, 05:18:31 pm
My underwear split today and I spent hours with one ball perilously close to the edge.

The story might be more interesting if you explained what type of physical activity you were doing that caused them to split.

They were too tight for my junk.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: memphis on November 07, 2013, 05:45:41 pm
My underwear split today and I spent hours with one ball perilously close to the edge.

The story might be more interesting if you explained what type of physical activity you were doing that caused them to split.

They were too tight for my junk.
I can't imagine wearing underwear that tight can be at all comfortable even under the best of circumstances...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on November 07, 2013, 07:48:20 pm
I had to take a shower in the dark earlier today. It was one of the most depressing things that I've ever had to do in my life.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on November 07, 2013, 08:20:14 pm
My computer had 87 trojan horses removed today. I got them Tuesday night from a blog I visit all the time. I am still kind of paranoid about visiting any other website besides Atlas :P.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on November 07, 2013, 08:35:53 pm
Pledging is stressing me the heck out. More than halfway through this awful thing. Got like just over two weeks left.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on November 07, 2013, 08:42:43 pm
Pledging is stressing me the heck out. More than halfway through this awful thing. Got like just over two weeks left.
Hows getting your ass slapped by the bros every ten seconds working out?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on November 07, 2013, 10:40:05 pm
My computer had 87 trojan horses removed today. I got them Tuesday night from a blog I visit all the time. I am still kind of paranoid about visiting any other website besides Atlas :P.

(http://www.livememe.com/hj4inz5.jpg)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on November 08, 2013, 03:24:38 pm
My computer had 87 trojan horses removed today. I got them Tuesday night from a blog I visit all the time. I am still kind of paranoid about visiting any other website besides Atlas :P.

(http://www.livememe.com/hj4inz5.jpg)
..yes. I'm not hugely into porn anymore, but looking back, of all the sites I have visited, this one would be among the last I would suspect to get a virus from.

Hell, my autistic brother watches the Bearnstein Bears on Chinese video sharing websites every Sunday and he never gets even a warning from my anti-virus software.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on November 09, 2013, 06:54:46 am
The little kitten we found sadly did not last through the night. After she passed my partner sort of realised that we need a feline around for her to stay sane - I guess it's some kind of constant. So we ended up going animal shelter cruising and happened upon two six month old fluff balls, one all black and one all white. We bought them and now they are livening up the place being little psychotic idiots.

And then, yesterday, my sister-in-law finally gave birth to a little boy, so I have been re-uncled for the seventh time and will get to warp his developing mind with stupidity. Hurray.

Work is stressing me out. Being in charge kind of sucks, you take all of the blame when things go badly and none of the credit when things go smoothly. Sucks the most when your boss is an unapproachable Japanese guy with no clue as to Australian work ethics and only a mediocre grasp of English. It has gone from a friendly place to work to an environment where everyone is looking behind their backs for knives. I have never been in this kind of leadership position before and don't know how to change it into a more positive, pleasant place to work again. Maybe it never was a pleasant place to work and I just didn't know about it as a peon. What's the worst is that I feel I cannot take a day off to make heads or tails of anything - whenever I do my bosses and coworkers complain that the day went horribly and then I have twice as much to do correcting the previous day's issues. While it's reassuring to feel needed, it's also pretty suffocating.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on November 10, 2013, 01:17:55 pm
I saw someone walking a small pig on a leash on Friday while walking around Fort Greene.  Thought it was a small dog at first- then did a double take. 

I wonder what exactly the regulations are for that; I know there are laws against exotic pets here and many other places but I don't know whether a pig qualifies.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on November 10, 2013, 01:38:10 pm
I've oddly enough started hitting the gym pretty hard now. I did a health screening at work a few weeks ago, and it didn't turn out pretty well, and I don't really wanna die in the next two years or so.. I'm down 22lbs since mid June, and that was without going to the gym. I don't have any pictures of a scale, but unlike some pathological liars, I will take pictures for proof of my progress.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: memphis on November 10, 2013, 02:15:26 pm
I've oddly enough started hitting the gym pretty hard now. I did a health screening at work a few weeks ago, and it didn't turn out pretty well, and I don't really wanna die in the next two years or so.. I'm down 22lbs since mid June, and that was without going to the gym. I don't have any pictures of a scale, but unlike some pathological liars, I will take pictures for proof of my progress.
Good for you for getting healthy!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on November 10, 2013, 02:40:45 pm
Pledging is stressing me the heck out. More than halfway through this awful thing. Got like just over two weeks left.
Hows getting your ass slapped by the bros every ten seconds working out?

What makes you think I have time for working out?

And afletich already beat you to the "fraternities are gay" line. Again, I'm not pledging Kappa Delta Rho here.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Small Business Owner of Any Repute on November 10, 2013, 09:05:12 pm
Pledging is stressing me the heck out. More than halfway through this awful thing. Got like just over two weeks left.
Hows getting your ass slapped by the bros every ten seconds working out?

What makes you think I have time for working out?

And afletich already beat you to the "fraternities are gay" line. Again, I'm not pledging Kappa Delta Rho here.

Saying you don't have any time for working out is ridiculous. Of course you do. It's just an excuse you're making not to do it. :p


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: patrick1 on November 10, 2013, 10:35:44 pm
I've oddly enough started hitting the gym pretty hard now. I did a health screening at work a few weeks ago, and it didn't turn out pretty well, and I don't really wanna die in the next two years or so.. I'm down 22lbs since mid June, and that was without going to the gym. I don't have any pictures of a scale, but unlike some pathological liars, I will take pictures for proof of my progress.
Good for you for getting healthy!

That is great Andrew. Hit the gym and cut back on the sauce and the weight will fly off.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 16, 2013, 01:14:09 am
Last night was particularly interesting. It was my law school's fall formal, and I went against my better judgment, because most of these events end with a disaster. Last time, it was the reunion between myself and my former girl, and I knew she'd be there this time, and she was, but she came with girlfriends, so I was happy she is still alone. I'm awful.

The ball itself was fun. I saw all my buddies and pals and drank a lot of bourbon. This one smoking hot girl who I've known for a bit came up to me before I left and told me I was looking handsome and asked why I didn't take her as my date. Then she let me touch her fantastic ass. My god. It was the best one I have ever felt. I told her I'd take her to spring formal, so we'll see.

Afterwards though, the night got weird. I go to school with a girl who really, really liked me a few summers ago and stalked me for a months afterwards. She's engaged now though. My friends and I went to a bar and saw her completely hammered flirting with some old guy, and the bar tender asked us if we knew her and to get her some help. She saw me walking past her bar chair and followed us outside.

She started telling us her mom died a few weeks ago and she was devastated, then preceded to pin me against the wall and grind herself on my crotch, telling me I should've dated her years ago, her fiancee was out of town for the week, and I could come stay with her and he'd never know, and she could let out all her feelings on me that she's held for three years.

She then told us she was going to drive home, which wasn't going to happen, so I offered to take her home. She came with me, I dropped her off at home, and got the f**k out of there before she could take off her clothes. Her fiancee is an idiot.

Anyway, true to form, disaster followed my formal, but oh well. It was a story to tell. ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on November 16, 2013, 09:38:38 am
Good man, Dukey.  Sometimes the little brain wins the battle and with a crazy engaged chick that would be a mess.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on November 16, 2013, 12:42:21 pm
Last night was particularly interesting. It was my law school's fall formal, and I went against my better judgment, because most of these events end with a disaster. Last time, it was the reunion between myself and my former girl, and I knew she'd be there this time, and she was, but she came with girlfriends, so I was happy she is still alone. I'm awful.

The ball itself was fun. I saw all my buddies and pals and drank a lot of bourbon. This one smoking hot girl who I've known for a bit came up to me before I left and told me I was looking handsome and asked why I didn't take her as my date. Then she let me touch her fantastic ass. My god. It was the best one I have ever felt. I told her I'd take her to spring formal, so we'll see.

Afterwards though, the night got weird. I go to school with a girl who really, really liked me a few summers ago and stalked me for a months afterwards. She's engaged now though. My friends and I went to a bar and saw her completely hammered flirting with some old guy, and the bar tender asked us if we knew her and to get her some help. She saw me walking past her bar chair and followed us outside.

She started telling us her mom died a few weeks ago and she was devastated, then preceded to pin me against the wall and grind herself on my crotch, telling me I should've dated her years ago, her fiancee was out of town for the week, and I could come stay with her and he'd never know, and she could let out all her feelings on me that she's held for three years.

She then told us she was going to drive home, which wasn't going to happen, so I offered to take her home. She came with me, I dropped her off at home, and got the f**k out of there before she could take off her clothes. Her fiancee is an idiot.

Anyway, true to form, disaster followed my formal, but oh well. It was a story to tell. ;)
Is this stalker girl attractive? Sometimes a bit of crazy adds some spice to life.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 16, 2013, 07:35:29 pm
Good man, Dukey.  Sometimes the little brain wins the battle and with a crazy engaged chick that would be a mess.

Yeah, I didn't want to be THAT guy that sleeps with engaged girls. That's something the slutty girl I was with last would do and have no problems doing it, but I still have a moral compass of some sort.



And Sanchez, yes, she is attractive. I don't mess around with uglies. Regardless, that isn't something I want to do. I'm sure I could have done it, but I don't want to date that girl and I don't want to break up someone's engagement either. That's not my style at all.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on November 16, 2013, 08:37:15 pm
Good man, Dukey.  Sometimes the little brain wins the battle and with a crazy engaged chick that would be a mess.

Yeah, I didn't want to be THAT guy that sleeps with engaged girls. That's something the slutty girl I was with last would do and have no problems doing it, but I still have a moral compass of some sort.



And Sanchez, yes, she is attractive. I don't mess around with uglies. Regardless, that isn't something I want to do. I'm sure I could have done it, but I don't want to date that girl and I don't want to break up someone's engagement either. That's not my style at all.
Can you have your own Update, Duke? You’re much more interesting than the whole Bushie saga and instead of jeering you, most of us would (hopefully) be rooting for you. It would positive and entertaining.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 16, 2013, 11:11:06 pm
My Update wouldn't be nearly as exciting as Bushie's. I go to school, drink a lot of booze, eat out a lot, and associate with crazy women far too often. I am pretty self aware of my behavior. The thing that made The Update so interesting was that his life is so far removed from what most of us experience. I am pretty sure my life is not that different from many people here, but I could be wrong.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on November 17, 2013, 11:51:27 am
My update has been uneventful. I've been going back to the gym full time for a week now, and I'm down 6lbs. I've changed my diet, and I'm feeling better about myself.  Tomorrow I start with my personal trainer, which is gonna be totes cray since he is a former Marine. I just hope this trend will continue.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 18, 2013, 11:36:41 am
My update has been uneventful. I've been going back to the gym full time for a week now, and I'm down 6lbs. I've changed my diet, and I'm feeling better about myself.  Tomorrow I start with my personal trainer, which is gonna be totes cray since he is a former Marine. I just hope this trend will continue.

Totes cray cray beau! I hope you continue to tone your figure, sweetheart!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on November 19, 2013, 12:32:11 am
There's a chance I'll be attending college next fall, instead.

I'm going to have a lot of spare time on my hands.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on November 19, 2013, 12:37:22 am
There's a chance I'll be attending college next fall, instead.

I'm going to have a lot of spare time on my hands.

What's your job situation? While working may suck, especially at the level someone such as ourselves might get, it's the best way to occupy yourself and to make money to fund your gas and food. Also, have you considered community college to get rid of some prerequisites?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on November 19, 2013, 12:59:00 am
There's a chance I'll be attending college next fall, instead.

I'm going to have a lot of spare time on my hands.

What's your job situation? While working may suck, especially at the level someone such as ourselves might get, it's the best way to occupy yourself and to make money to fund your gas and food. Also, have you considered community college to get rid of some prerequisites?

I'm looking into a job as a transcriber.  Pay's decent, and it's a job I could do really well.  Trust me.  I want to do more than just post on message boards and read Christian history books over the next ten months. :P

And yes, community college is on the table.  Right now, my mom and I have to deal with a bunch of things, many of which are personal/family matters.  We just might not be able to cram college visits and such with everything else.  If my dad were still here, it'd be a completely different story.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on November 19, 2013, 01:05:28 am
There's a chance I'll be attending college next fall, instead.

I'm going to have a lot of spare time on my hands.

What's your job situation? While working may suck, especially at the level someone such as ourselves might get, it's the best way to occupy yourself and to make money to fund your gas and food. Also, have you considered community college to get rid of some prerequisites?

I'm looking into a job as a transcriber.  Pay's decent, and it's a job I could do really well.  Trust me.  I want to do more than just post on message boards and read Christian history books over the next ten months. :P

And yes, community college is on the table.  Right now, my mom and I have to deal with a bunch of things, many of which are personal/family matters.  We just might not be able to cram college visits and such with everything else.  If my dad were still here, it'd be a completely different story.

Completely understood, on a very real level. Good luck with all of this.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 19, 2013, 06:12:10 pm
Yesterday after drinking a lot of bourbon, I agreed to be a witness for a friend during his trial ad final. I basically agreed to sit in a room for 3 hours to give a 5 minute testimony. I'm an idiot.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on November 19, 2013, 07:41:25 pm
My update has been uneventful. I've been going back to the gym full time for a week now, and I'm down 6lbs. I've changed my diet, and I'm feeling better about myself.  Tomorrow I start with my personal trainer, which is gonna be totes cray since he is a former Marine. I just hope this trend will continue.

Totes cray cray beau! I hope you continue to tone your figure, sweetheart!

Thanks baby! I'm doing it for you!! Although this lack of booze is killing me


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on November 24, 2013, 04:29:33 pm
Have officially crossed over and am now's brither of Sigma Pi Fraternity International.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on November 24, 2013, 04:35:50 pm
I sat across from John Lithgow on the subway today!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 26, 2013, 07:46:26 pm
My exams start a week from today. I won't have much of a thanksgiving holiday. At least I got tomorrow off, but only because my professors cancelled class. RIP Duke.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Torie on November 26, 2013, 07:48:36 pm
My exams start a week from today. I won't have much of a thanksgiving holiday. At least I got tomorrow off, but only because my professors cancelled class. RIP Duke.

Good luck Dukey. And between then and now, my suggestion is to stay the hell away from this place. It's in a bad patch, and terribly distracting. Focus, focus, on what is really important.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on November 26, 2013, 08:49:57 pm
Nothing much new in my life... I go to the gym twice a day during the week, and once on the weekends.  My diet has totes changed, and I'm honestly enjoying every second of it.  It feels great to be getting my life back together, and if that means being at the gym at 5 am and again 5:30 pm, so be it.  That's about it for my life I guess....oh yah, it's cold here.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on November 27, 2013, 04:38:32 am
I am home.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 27, 2013, 05:02:03 pm
My exams start a week from today. I won't have much of a thanksgiving holiday. At least I got tomorrow off, but only because my professors cancelled class. RIP Duke.

Good luck Dukey. And between then and now, my suggestion is to stay the hell away from this place. It's in a bad patch, and terribly distracting. Focus, focus, on what is really important.

My presence will be very scarce over the next few weeks, especially after Thanksgiving. My Secured Transactions exam is so long the professor is sending it to us the fact pattern 24 hours in advance so we will have time to read it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Leftbehind on November 27, 2013, 06:20:48 pm
I saw someone walking a small pig on a leash on Friday while walking around Fort Greene.  Thought it was a small dog at first- then did a double take. 

I wonder what exactly the regulations are for that; I know there are laws against exotic pets here and many other places but I don't know whether a pig qualifies.

IIRC there are laws against walking (mini)pigs.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Torie on November 27, 2013, 10:23:02 pm
My exams start a week from today. I won't have much of a thanksgiving holiday. At least I got tomorrow off, but only because my professors cancelled class. RIP Duke.

Good luck Dukey. And between then and now, my suggestion is to stay the hell away from this place. It's in a bad patch, and terribly distracting. Focus, focus, on what is really important.

My presence will be very scarce over the next few weeks, especially after Thanksgiving. My Secured Transactions exam is so long the professor is sending it to us the fact pattern 24 hours in advance so we will have time to read it.

If that is about the UCC, rather than mortgages (and secured real estate transactions, or all that stuff about securing law suit judgments by liening assets, seemingly a trivial and simple matter, but actually quite annoying complex and subtle), I got my worst grade in Commercial Transactions. The problem? There were no "hooks." It was a self contained body of little rules, that could not be tied to economic theory, or much of any other theory, or what is just and fair, and doing what is equitable, and all that good stuff, so one could just get the pattern, and fill in the blanks reverting to theory, and then, and so many terms of art to boot. So the students who could master a puzzle palace that was self contained, with their little rat trap brains, some almost savant like, at the University of Michigan Law School, ran circles around me. It was awful!  :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 28, 2013, 02:46:22 pm
That's exactly the class. Commercial transactions with a bit of consumer transactions as well, mainly when dealing with purchase money security interests. It's just a lot of rules, the material itself isn't difficult, but applying the rules that have no rhyme or reason is difficult. Even things like the naming  system with the filing agency seems overly complicated because not everyone follows the rules, and it makes it difficult for everyone involved.

The real kicker will be applying these rules in the UCC to the fact pattern my professor gives us, because there are so many and we will have so little time. It is supposedly the most difficult exam I will have in law school.

They said the same thing about business associations too, but I did well in that because I have a background in economics. Sadly economics doesn't help at all in secured transactions. :(



Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: opebo on November 28, 2013, 03:01:55 pm
...stay the hell away from this place. It's in a bad patch

(http://rlv.zcache.co.uk/happy_turtle_good_work_customisable_sticker-r6a74c34d65be4089bfd3863f7d494d0e_v9wf3_8byvr_324.jpg)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on November 28, 2013, 07:21:42 pm
Thanksgiving whipped my ass :P.

We woke up to a dead pit bull (or pig??) under our dock, and my late grandmother's cousin's girlfriend's son tricked me into helping him try to pull it out from the water, which the family did not appreciate. I was told my dad wanted it gone, so I just did what I was told, and everyone freaked the f[inks] out, so that was rather awkward.

My dad's sister and her husband and son came. They brought four bottles of this really bad champagne that nobody liked, so my Aunt and Uncle got hammered. My mom's aunt and my maternal grandma were so revolted by the taste that they wanted me to finish it for them.

My baby cousin from my mother's side was around, and that was fun. She's two now, and her sister is due on Christmas Day. My little brother came home from the group home and enjoyed seeing her, before shutting us all off and hiding in the room on this computer.

I listened to Alice’s Restaurant in the garage on a small radio to escape the madness, but it was still an awesome holiday. Everybody stayed really late this time, which was different. It was also our first thanksgiving (and major family gathering) without our grandma, who passed in May, though that really wasn’t dwelled upon too much.

No political arguments or discussions at all, which was bizarre since everyone in my family is political.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on November 28, 2013, 08:25:51 pm
Me and my brother just discovered that champagne is pretty strong :P. Especially after a whole bottle.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: patrick1 on November 28, 2013, 08:39:52 pm
Me and my brother just discovered that champagne is pretty strong :P. Especially after a whole bottle.

Hey now. Get the aspirin ready, champagne is a rough hangover. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: DC Al Fine on November 28, 2013, 11:06:18 pm
The liberal church that my Mom grew up in is closing. Disliked the theology, but man was that a beautiful old building.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on November 28, 2013, 11:50:24 pm
This weekend I'm in principle supposed to be doing this big final assignment for one of my classes--really the only outstanding work I have other than tests--and I'm really freaking out about that because I don't actually know what exactly it is that I'm supposed to do and I'm not sure whether or not the piece of paper I have explaining it is here at home with me. I'm also trying to start actually going through the process of divinity school application.

I also feel like crap about myself in just a general sense.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on November 28, 2013, 11:54:11 pm
I think I'm gonna grow a beard.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: memphis on November 29, 2013, 12:11:11 pm
Worst Update thread ever.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on November 29, 2013, 12:59:16 pm
I think I'm gonna grow a beard.

Much encouraged. :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Torie on November 29, 2013, 01:05:41 pm
Worst Update thread ever.

Did somebody get out of the wrong side of bed this morning? Or is the problem is that your bed only has one side, so that you get up off the wrong side of the bed every morning?

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/swdunn1/Screenshot2013-11-29at100144AM_zps1ef8ad0b.png)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: memphis on November 29, 2013, 01:09:25 pm
Worst Update thread ever.

Did somebody get out of the wrong side of bed this morning? Or is the problem is that your bed only has one side, so that you get of the wrong side of the bed every morning?

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/swdunn1/Screenshot2013-11-29at100144AM_zps1ef8ad0b.png)
I value sincerity. You should try it some time.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on November 29, 2013, 02:02:07 pm
Worst Update thread ever.

Did somebody get out of the wrong side of bed this morning? Or is the problem is that your bed only has one side, so that you get of the wrong side of the bed every morning?

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/swdunn1/Screenshot2013-11-29at100144AM_zps1ef8ad0b.png)
I value sincerity. You should try it some time.

Well, I mean, I agree with you on valuing sincerity--I emptyquoted you to that effect in the Scott Walker thread!--but what we need to accept is that--and this is so obvious that I feel a little embarrassed saying it--when we are being sincere, what we say and the way we say it says quite a lot about us.

But, yeah, I do appreciate that you're not a weasel or a flim-flam man about this stuff.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on November 30, 2013, 03:48:03 pm
I have no motivation to study today. I need adderall or something. After 4 days straight of non-stop, I think I'm burning out.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on November 30, 2013, 05:16:18 pm
Me and my brother just discovered that champagne is pretty strong :P. Especially after a whole bottle.

Hey now. Get the aspirin ready, champagne is a rough hangover. 
Wasn't too bad, actually.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on November 30, 2013, 05:49:20 pm
Had fun owning everybody at darts.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on November 30, 2013, 11:04:41 pm
I'm working on doing a translation and presentation of a really off-the-beaten-path Japanese news story about a multimedia smartphone 'app'. It's fun, even though I don't actually have a smartphone and don't particularly want one.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 08, 2013, 11:32:29 am
Last night I went out with some friends and met a girl that one of them knew. We ended up going back to her place and making out. I got her top off, etc, but I realized she was completely hammered so I didn't go any further. This morning she texted me saying she hardly remembers anything, so I'm kinda glad I stopped. Maybe later I'll see her again...we can go hang out in a parking lot and talk for a few hours.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on December 08, 2013, 12:52:42 pm
Last night I went out with some friends and met a girl that one of them knew. We ended up going back to her place and making out. I got her top off, etc, but I realized she was completely hammered so I didn't go any further. This morning she texted me saying she hardly remembers anything, so I'm kinda glad I stopped. Maybe later I'll see her again...we can go hang out in a parking lot and talk for a few hours.

Nothing like parking lot BJ's., eh, Dukey.  (Handies only for those in plus sizes)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on December 08, 2013, 06:44:50 pm
My beard is taking too long to grow. :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 08, 2013, 06:49:01 pm
My beard is taking too long to grow. :(

You said you were gonna consider it on the 28th, dude. Patience.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 08, 2013, 07:16:14 pm
My beard is ridiculous too. I'm ready to shave it though. It's itching and getting intone way when I eat.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 08, 2013, 07:18:13 pm
My beard is ridiculous too. I'm ready to shave it though. It's itching and getting intone way when I eat.

Yeah, I have similar problems.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on December 09, 2013, 08:01:17 am
So... I started working on my paper (due by Sunday) on Saturday at around 11PM, worked all night long, took a nap between 11AM and noon, then went back working up until around 7PM.

Then I slept over 12 hours.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on December 09, 2013, 06:36:24 pm
Bushie has missed 6 days if school in a row and I fear it's all over.  RIP CADD.   I'm bAding this on his presence here. I'm not his FB friend.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on December 09, 2013, 08:13:53 pm
Bushie has missed 6 days if school in a row and I fear it's all over.  RIP CADD.   I'm bAding this on his presence here. I'm not his FB friend.

Aw, did he give you the delete too? BTW, no real update for me.. unless you're my friend on FB, I guess at that point you would know what is up in my life.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 09, 2013, 11:13:27 pm
I saw the girl I nearly f**ked Saturday night on Sunday afternoon. She texted me asking to come over because she was embarrassed at how drunk she was Saturday. She told me she literally didn't remember much of anything she said that night. I'm not sure I want to get involved with someone that seems like a train wreck at first glance...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 09, 2013, 11:18:58 pm
"Studying" for my Philosophy final. Given how occupied I was most of the day, I've only been able to study tonight, and I have to be over to the classroom at 8 AM tomorrow. That said, as long as I can keep a few core concepts in the front of my head, hopefully I can get a decent grade on it. My assumption is based on what the prof has told us. I have Academic Writing and Algebra on Wednesday. While I've already submitted my final paper for AW, I still have to give a presentation, so those two subjects will occupy my afternoon tomorrow, I suppose. Nevertheless, looks like I'll be partying Thursday night (some chick(s)'s birthday is happening at the Sigma Pi house) and then Monday night (end of finals!), so not everything's bad. Taking 18 credits next semester. Also, some people are telling me I could pull if I weren't so lazy. Might have to look into that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowguy716 on December 10, 2013, 12:15:27 am
Last night I went out with some friends and met a girl that one of them knew. We ended up going back to her place and making out. I got her top off, etc, but I realized she was completely hammered so I didn't go any further. This morning she texted me saying she hardly remembers anything, so I'm kinda glad I stopped. Maybe later I'll see her again...we can go hang out in a parking lot and talk for a few hours.

Nothing like parking lot BJ's., eh, Dukey.  (Handies only for those in plus sizes)
Iono Grumps.. fatties often have oral fixations.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on December 14, 2013, 01:02:28 am
I just finished all work for my bachelor's degree. Now I will commence to worrying about my grades.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TNF on December 14, 2013, 07:54:23 am
I'm graduating college today.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on December 14, 2013, 08:15:59 am
I am organizing the music for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday party. A bit of the obvious.. Beatles, Rolling Stones, with some Janis Joplin thrown in and, hell, some Jimmy Barnes for good measure for the old Aussies. Besides a few singles I've downloaded myself over the years, I'm out of solid ideas. I need help. I've looked up the chart-toppers for the mid to late 60's and early 70's, but I want to know much more than just the #1's. There must have been great songs that didn't reach the top that people remember. I want stuff that was huge that they don't even play often on the Oldies stations anymore. I'm probably over-thinking it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on December 14, 2013, 10:03:27 am
I have massive f[inks]ing chest cold.  Ugh.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on December 14, 2013, 06:22:50 pm
I had a bad fight with my best friend and it was almost entirely my fault.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on December 14, 2013, 06:56:13 pm
I'm home.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on December 14, 2013, 07:05:26 pm
I leg pressed 370lbs today. I regret nothing.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 14, 2013, 08:17:26 pm
Don't remember last night at all. Spent the entire day sleeping, eating, and recovering. Been awake about 3.25 hours as of now, longest stretch in a while.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 14, 2013, 11:12:23 pm
I just turned in my 30 page paper on the problems with the subpart F system and how to fix it. I am officially on Christmas break now. :D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 14, 2013, 11:26:19 pm
I'm graduating college today.

Congrats, man.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: © tweed on December 14, 2013, 11:31:03 pm
I have massive f[inks]ing chest cold.  Ugh.

for whatever f'ing reason I first read this as "I have massive fcking credit card debt".  which presumably isn't true.  which is nice.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on December 15, 2013, 12:48:17 am
I am organizing the music for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday party. A bit of the obvious.. Beatles, Rolling Stones, with some Janis Joplin thrown in and, hell, some Jimmy Barnes for good measure for the old Aussies. Besides a few singles I've downloaded myself over the years, I'm out of solid ideas. I need help. I've looked up the chart-toppers for the mid to late 60's and early 70's, but I want to know much more than just the #1's. There must have been great songs that didn't reach the top that people remember. I want stuff that was huge that they don't even play often on the Oldies stations anymore. I'm probably over-thinking it.
I recommend by personal favorite group, The Band.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on December 15, 2013, 06:08:13 am
I have massive f[inks]ing chest cold.  Ugh.

for whatever f'ing reason I first read this as "I have massive fcking credit card debt".  which presumably isn't true.  which is nice.

Ha ha no.   Other than a modest car payment I'm debt free. Of course I might get pneumonia and die from this cold.  Ugh. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 15, 2013, 01:22:27 pm
Room mate moved out today, taking the TV and futon with him. Luckily, a pledge brother of mine is also losing a room mate, so it looks like I'm set for the next semester.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 15, 2013, 02:36:22 pm
I could get used to this, actually. So much space.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on December 15, 2013, 03:38:07 pm
I could get used to this, actually. So much space.

Plus, you'll likely get more done if you don't have the TV to distract you.  While I did not make a conscious decision to go TV-less, I've had ample opportunity to redress the situation, and have no desire to do so.  If only I could go Atlas-less as well.  Where's Inks when you need him?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on December 15, 2013, 05:49:01 pm
Girl, I've been gettin my swoll on at the gym, big time! Although the actual weight loss hasn't been huge, the results are showing. I'm down 6 inches in my waist, 4 in my hips, gained 2 in my biceps, 2 in my chest, and 1 in my theighs and calfs.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on December 15, 2013, 05:56:33 pm
Girl, I've been gettin my swoll on at the gym, big time! Although the actual weight loss hasn't been huge, the results are showing. I'm down 6 inches in my waist, 4 in my hips, gained 2 in my biceps, 2 in my chest, and 1 in my theighs and calfs.

Nice one.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on December 16, 2013, 07:57:36 am
I had a bad fight with my best friend and it was almost entirely my fault.

So sorry to hear that. I have experienced a few situations pretty close to this, and I know how terrible it feels. Although I'm sure you don't need my advice, I think you should try to reestablish contact as soon as possible - and, most important, don't hesitate to apologize.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 16, 2013, 11:45:54 am
Pretty sure the girl I almost banged last weekend doesn't want to get together again. I'm not sure if she was embarrassed that I didn't bang her and felt rejected or what, but she's been really quiet and doesn't seem interested in hanging out anymore.

Her excuse is she has a "friend" in town and can't and her friend is apparently here until the day she leaves. Time to block this girl and move on to the next one. No idea what happened here.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 16, 2013, 11:53:29 am
Finished my Speech exam in 14 minutes. Here's hoping speed implies accuracy.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on December 16, 2013, 03:49:47 pm
Ugh, f[inks]ing bronchitis.  A antibiotic, steriod and inhaler and I should be back among the non-zombies in a few days.  Ugh.  I have bourbon to dry up  my whining sorry ass.  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Orphan Crippler on December 16, 2013, 04:20:35 pm
I have a food poisoning (it's been almost 3 days I'm not eating, I couldn't swallow a thing).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on December 16, 2013, 04:50:09 pm
Got called a 'evil moralising bourgeouis prick' by the school's resident pseudo-marxist crazy woman. I'm rather proud of it :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: DC Al Fine on December 16, 2013, 05:12:29 pm
It snowed then rained then froze yesterday. My driveway is a sheet of ice.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on December 16, 2013, 05:19:03 pm
It snowed then rained then froze yesterday. My driveway is a sheet of ice.

Same here, minus the driveway.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 16, 2013, 10:44:33 pm
Grabbed lunch at B-Dubs with a friend after my last exam. Packed up, evacuated campus via my family's mini-van. Grabbed a deep dish at Como's, an Italian restaurant in Fernadale, for dinner, got home. Now watching "Pi".


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on December 16, 2013, 10:46:44 pm
Question for my fellow beardmen: is it normal for large patches of one's chin area to be completely bare while everything else grows at roughly the same rate?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on December 16, 2013, 11:42:56 pm
Question for my fellow beardmen: is it normal for large patches of one's chin area to be completely bare while everything else grows at roughly the same rate?

I have a fairly natural beard, only trimming it to keep it neat, but not shaving any of it.  It's a fairly full beard, but on my lower lip it looks like a capital T because of the bare stripe that goes from each corner of the mouth down to the top of the chin and then turns inward along the border between lip and chin, but the two bare spots don't meet in the middle.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 16, 2013, 11:51:53 pm
Question for my fellow beardmen: is it normal for large patches of one's chin area to be completely bare while everything else grows at roughly the same rate?

Depends on the person. I was blessed with roughly equal growth, though there was a slight imbalance in favor of one side that seems to have largely evened out. Some are not so lucky. :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on December 17, 2013, 08:11:38 am
School is canceled today, love this weather!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 20, 2013, 02:33:56 pm
Shaved.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: ZuWo on December 20, 2013, 02:43:54 pm
Shaved.

Did eating become too tedious?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 20, 2013, 04:31:38 pm
I had a flat tire this morning when I woke up, and it turns out all my tires need replacing - an $800 project. Fantastic.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 20, 2013, 08:17:39 pm
Shaved.

Did eating become too tedious?

Was forced to by the mother. Got a haircut as well. I now look like a five year-old chemo patient. Hopefully I can grow back enough by the time break ends, but I have a feeling I'll have to settle.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on December 20, 2013, 09:42:07 pm
I'm back in Texas for winter break, and I learned today that an In and Out opened in Austin very recently! Finally I'll get to try it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on December 25, 2013, 12:32:43 pm
My grandma had a small heart attack this morning. She should be alright, but I am very close to her and am incredibly nervous. She didn’t tell anybody about it until a few hours ago, and her ankles were severely swollen. She did not want to go to the hospital, but my Aunt (who is a nurse) insisted she go to the ER. Anyway, I’m praying my grandma will make a quick recovery.

Oddly enough, while my mother, aunt and grandmother went over to take my grandmother to the hospital, my mom’s stepsister showed up unexpectedly. She was on her way to visit her brother (who co-owns my grandma’s awning company), so now everyone’s going to be finding out through the rumor mill :P.

The good news is that my mom’s half brother and his wife had another little girl two days ago. Their older daughter, who just turned two, was none too happy about it. I tried to hit my brother with a plastic sippycup when he was born, so I guess it runs in the family :P.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on December 25, 2013, 03:25:55 pm
I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother - she will be in my prayers. Grateful it was nothing more serious! Hope you have a happy Christmas, Sanchez.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on December 25, 2013, 07:36:19 pm
I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother - she will be in my prayers. Grateful it was nothing more serious! Hope you have a happy Christmas, Sanchez.
Thanks :). She is in stable condition, and should be released tommorow. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: RedSLC on December 25, 2013, 07:37:29 pm
I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother - she will be in my prayers. Grateful it was nothing more serious! Hope you have a happy Christmas, Sanchez.
Thanks :). She is in stable condition, and should be released tommorow. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

Glad to hear ;). Hope she recovers.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 26, 2013, 07:54:37 pm
The Sigma Pi fraternity house got broken into, which isn't all that surprising given its location. Unsure as of yet how this will affect plans for a New Year's party there.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on December 26, 2013, 09:52:09 pm
The Sigma Pi fraternity house got broken into, which isn't all that surprising given its location. Unsure as of yet how this will affect plans for a New Year's party there.
Was anything taken? Or were the burglers chased off?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 26, 2013, 10:21:57 pm
The Sigma Pi fraternity house got broken into, which isn't all that surprising given its location. Unsure as of yet how this will affect plans for a New Year's party there.
Was anything taken? Or were the burglars chased off?

TV and computer, it looks like, and the rooms were trashed.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on December 31, 2013, 11:17:41 am
I'm finally done with all my papers for the semester! :D

This has been a hell of a busy month.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on December 31, 2013, 01:35:15 pm
Finally finished my common app essay! :D

I think it's a winner!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 31, 2013, 04:09:41 pm
Gonna be heading down to Detroit in a few hours for a New Year's party.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on December 31, 2013, 04:23:32 pm
This is going to be a lame new years. I need to start hitting the booze soon and find something fun to do that doesn't cost me over $200.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on December 31, 2013, 04:26:14 pm
Gonna be heading down to Detroit in a few hours for a New Year's party.
Don't get shot.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on December 31, 2013, 06:02:46 pm
Gonna be heading down to Detroit in a few hours for a New Year's party.
Don't get shot.

I'm hardly worried about that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 01, 2014, 01:55:29 pm
Back in Davisburg after a long odyssey in and around the Detroit area. 'Twas a successful night all around.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 01, 2014, 04:43:15 pm
Apparently, some "fat girl" has my states cross country hoodie from senior year. When I found this, my day was ruined. There's no reason said ambiguously referred to person should be anywhere associated with my memory of the night, and to my knowledge, she isn't.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 01, 2014, 09:48:33 pm
I got a very nice New Years text from a girl I barely know and haven't really spoken with at all since she left my school last year. Somehow (I never had the chance to tell her, keep in mind) she knew how absolutely horrible the year 2013 was for me and sent me her best wishes for 2014.  I got the text at 5:58 AM, and it made my day. I’m still kinda wondering if she sent it to the wrong person or something, because it was so out of the blue :P.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 01, 2014, 09:53:45 pm
I got a very nice New Years text from a girl I barely know and haven't really spoken with at all since she left my school last year. Somehow (I never had the chance to tell her, keep in mind) she knew how absolutely horrible the year 2013 was for me and sent me her best wishes for 2014.  I got the text at 5:58 AM, and it made my day. I’m still kinda wondering if she sent it to the wrong person or something, because it was so out of the blue :P.

You reply to it?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 01, 2014, 10:20:51 pm
I got a very nice New Years text from a girl I barely know and haven't really spoken with at all since she left my school last year. Somehow (I never had the chance to tell her, keep in mind) she knew how absolutely horrible the year 2013 was for me and sent me her best wishes for 2014.  I got the text at 5:58 AM, and it made my day. I’m still kinda wondering if she sent it to the wrong person or something, because it was so out of the blue :P.

You reply to it?
I sent a thank you/Happy New Year text back later in the day (I didn’t actually open and respond to the text until like 4:00 PM because I was busy, but I read it on my screen when it first popped up), and she read it but didn't respond. I know her well enough to know that her not responding wasn't an act of scorn, however. Usually my social anxiety kicks in and I obsess on why the other person didn’t respond, but that wasn’t the case tonight.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 01, 2014, 10:46:22 pm
I got a very nice New Years text from a girl I barely know and haven't really spoken with at all since she left my school last year. Somehow (I never had the chance to tell her, keep in mind) she knew how absolutely horrible the year 2013 was for me and sent me her best wishes for 2014.  I got the text at 5:58 AM, and it made my day. I’m still kinda wondering if she sent it to the wrong person or something, because it was so out of the blue :P.

You reply to it?
I sent a thank you/Happy New Year text back later in the day (I didn’t actually open and respond to the text until like 4:00 PM because I was busy, but I read it on my screen when it first popped up), and she read it but didn't respond. I know her well enough to know that her not responding wasn't an act of scorn, however. Usually my social anxiety kicks in and I obsess on why the other person didn’t respond, but that wasn’t the case tonight.

That type of thing happened to me, especially with chicks. Scary stuff.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Miles on January 02, 2014, 03:17:01 am
'Got a good start to the new year. Imagine Dragons played a free concert in the French Quarter tonight; I went with some friends. I didn't know any of the songs except Radioactive, but it was fun.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 02, 2014, 08:35:49 am
I found out last night I have a two day seminar I have to attend today and tomorrow before I can take the bar in July. Looks like my holiday is over.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on January 02, 2014, 08:55:44 am
I got a very nice New Years text from a girl I barely know and haven't really spoken with at all since she left my school last year. Somehow (I never had the chance to tell her, keep in mind) she knew how absolutely horrible the year 2013 was for me and sent me her best wishes for 2014.  I got the text at 5:58 AM, and it made my day. I’m still kinda wondering if she sent it to the wrong person or something, because it was so out of the blue :P.

You reply to it?
I sent a thank you/Happy New Year text back later in the day (I didn’t actually open and respond to the text until like 4:00 PM because I was busy, but I read it on my screen when it first popped up), and she read it but didn't respond. I know her well enough to know that her not responding wasn't an act of scorn, however. Usually my social anxiety kicks in and I obsess on why the other person didn’t respond, but that wasn’t the case tonight.

That type of thing happened to me, especially with chicks. Scary stuff.

Happens to me all the time, as well. When I get no response, I always assume the worst.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Orphan Crippler on January 02, 2014, 01:58:09 pm
Not this again.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Velasco on January 02, 2014, 02:53:04 pm
I'm going to cut my hair one of these days. I know it doesn't sound very fascinating.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on January 02, 2014, 03:09:39 pm
I have sinusitis. I am hallucinating.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on January 02, 2014, 07:46:10 pm
I have sinusitis. I am hallucinating.

For you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpn8MANhdLU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpn8MANhdLU)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 02, 2014, 08:00:48 pm
I tried In-N-Out in Austin. It was pretty great, but not as good as certain Californians would lead us all to think. Shake Shack still reigns supreme IMO.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 02, 2014, 08:19:54 pm
Nothing beats Shake Shack. I couldn't imagine In and Out being better than the king of all burger restaurants. If only they would open one in the south that isn't Miami.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on January 02, 2014, 11:13:33 pm
Five Guys is the correct answer.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 02, 2014, 11:19:29 pm
Had a filling put in early this morning, and attended a Transcendental Meditation seminar tonight. The course is $1400, but with a January "New Year" discount and the discount that comes with the recommendation from my shrink, the price is down to $500. My mom and dad, to my amazement, are willing to pay for it and are actually pushing me to do it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 02, 2014, 11:33:00 pm
Currently I'm a state of physical, mental, and moral decay caused by lack of exercise, lack of a schedule, little to live for, and no responsibilities. Hopefully the new semester will put me back in order.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: anvi on January 03, 2014, 01:44:08 pm
Hope the new semester helps too, Cathcon.

I just sent off the final revised version of the manuscript for my second book to the press that will publish it.  Still have to work through the index and the page proofs once they typset it, but the last year-and-a-half on this project is finally done.  I had a surprisingly hard time clicking the "Send" button on my email--strangely hard for an author to just let the thing go at the end.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on January 06, 2014, 08:34:55 am
No school today!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz7voq9Qi01qjk64xo1_500.gif)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hash on January 06, 2014, 09:12:08 am
No school today!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz7voq9Qi01qjk64xo1_500.gif)

^^^

Opted not to go to the first class of the semester. I tried to, but I slipped twice because the entire city has turned into a massive skating rink in which basically every thing is slippery as hell. Further motivation to GTFO of this sh**thole country asap.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 06, 2014, 10:03:29 am
Classes for today were cancelled sometime last night. Today, turns out the cafeteria's on weekend hours for similar reasons. I wonder if the weight room is open... I plan on going later today and if it turns out I didn't even investigate it, someone shoot me.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 06, 2014, 11:38:32 am
Looks like I gotta help clean the house today, despite the fact that my time there was largely spent in one chair, sitting down. Can't imagine what idiots messed it up.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 06, 2014, 08:46:01 pm
I did well on the exam scores I received so far. Nothing lower than a B+. :D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on January 06, 2014, 10:37:55 pm
I had a weird dream last night involving fireworks, jumping across Washington rooftops, and romancing a Senator.  Unfortunately I woke up before I got to see if the actual fireworks the dream began with would lead to figurative fireworks with her.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 06, 2014, 10:53:01 pm
I had a weird dream last night involving fireworks, jumping across Washington rooftops, and romancing a Senator.  Unfortunately I woke up before I got to see if the actual fireworks the dream began with would lead to figurative fireworks with her.
A wetdream about Babs Mikulski?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on January 07, 2014, 07:56:26 am
I had a weird dream last night involving fireworks, jumping across Washington rooftops, and romancing a Senator.  Unfortunately I woke up before I got to see if the actual fireworks the dream began with would lead to figurative fireworks with her.
A wetdream about Babs Mikulski?

Nah, it was a generic female, and hotter than Mikulski tho wearing too many clothes to likely make it into the defunct HG thread.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: anvi on January 07, 2014, 08:55:58 am
My mother turns 90 years old today.  Happy Birthday, mom!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on January 07, 2014, 01:54:39 pm
Other than when I just went down to work on something with my Chemistry teacher, I've been sick all day, and have been home. Been getting lots of sleep.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 07, 2014, 02:00:07 pm
It's terribly cold for South Carolina today. I cant handle it. My car was frozen this morning before I left for class and we had a power outage at school until 11 today. We still had class though, don't worry.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on January 07, 2014, 02:01:18 pm
It's terribly cold for South Carolina today. I cant handle it. My car was frozen this morning before I left for class and we had a power outage at school until 11 today. We still had class though, don't worry.

Man up, Dukey.  It was -11F air temperature when I started our cars.  It's a balmy -1F now.  :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on January 07, 2014, 02:03:23 pm
It's terribly cold for South Carolina today. I cant handle it. My car was frozen this morning before I left for class and we had a power outage at school until 11 today. We still had class though, don't worry.

Man up, Dukey.  It was -11F air temperature when I started our cars.  It's a balmy -1F now.  :P

Yeah come now Dukey, it is 0 F here right now, I'm sick, and still went down to school for a few minutes to get help. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 07, 2014, 02:03:58 pm
It's terribly cold for South Carolina today. I cant handle it. My car was frozen this morning before I left for class and we had a power outage at school until 11 today. We still had class though, don't worry.

Man up, Dukey.  It was -11F air temperature when I started our cars.  It's a balmy -1F now.  :P

At least I went to class. Half of the ladyboys in my classes didn't even show up. I actually miss those cold North Carolina winters I used to weather during college. It made me a real man.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: anvi on January 07, 2014, 02:08:09 pm
Speaking of winter, I'm sitting in a Halifax, Nova Scotia pub this afternoon, and as I type this, the sun is shining in the west and snow is falling freely from the sky. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 07, 2014, 02:13:36 pm
Today, UDM was the only school in Michigan to still be open. In any case, went to classes. My religion class looks a bit overwhelming, given that it requires service hours, another project or two, as well as a rigorous pace of readings. On the other hand, there are some hot sorority chicks in there, so I'll see what I can do. Overall, academically, looks like this year's gonna suck.

However, in the good news section, looks like Kegs 'n' Eggs is back on, so Friday should be satisfactory.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on January 07, 2014, 02:20:17 pm
Speaking of winter, I'm sitting in a Halifax, Nova Scotia pub this afternoon, and as I type this, the sun is shining in the west and snow is falling freely from the sky. 

Temperature?  (outside, not inside the warm pub :P  )


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on January 07, 2014, 02:24:53 pm
It's a frigid 45 degree outside here in Austin. But tomorrow I go back to New York, where (from what I understand from the internet) society has broken down completely as a new ice age has begun.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: anvi on January 07, 2014, 02:31:08 pm
Speaking of winter, I'm sitting in a Halifax, Nova Scotia pub this afternoon, and as I type this, the sun is shining in the west and snow is falling freely from the sky. 

Temperature?  (outside, not inside the warm pub :P  )

Pretty warm outside too, about 23 F.  Rarely gets below zero F in this part of Canada since I've started visiting here.  But I put in my time with low temps growing up in NoDak.  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on January 08, 2014, 09:22:19 am
So I poured myself a bowl of cereal this morning. I ate one spoonful and found the taste rather off-putting. The second spoonful didn't taste as bad, but I was curious; "Did I pour myself a bowl of goat's milk?" I wondered. Expiration date on the jug: 12/31/13. Oops.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 09, 2014, 03:55:46 pm
So the girl I have been interested in since last year approached me today and told me she wants to take one of my best friends to the Sadie Hawkins style homecoming dance. I'm not too concerned for anyone but myself, because I immediately began to go into Lee Atwater mode and started plotting how I can get ahead in this situation without throwing my friend (who has no real detectable interest in this girl) under the bus.

Were gonna go see Inside Llewlyn Davis tonight, so I am going to work it from there.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 09, 2014, 04:01:12 pm
My grades were great this semester, I made Dean's List, and I capped them off with an A on my corporate taxation exam. I have no idea how I pulled it off considering my drinking/lack of work until November, but hey, if it works....


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on January 09, 2014, 04:12:42 pm
I made the Dean's List this semester, though I had a couple classes I would have liked to have done better in. Extremely frustrated with my sociology class - you were required to attain a 97% to get an A, and I got a 96%, thus, an A-. My TA later messaged me and said she would have bumped my grade up had she realized I had an A-. *sigh*

I have a full course load next semester, though my schedule doesn't seem too challenging. The upside is that I am taking my last math class ever!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on January 09, 2014, 04:19:05 pm
I visited the Boston University School of Theology yesterday and I think it's jumped to the top of my list of preferred options for graduate school, at least for now. I'm actively excited to finish up that application this weekend. I also got my grades back for my final undergraduate semester--my final cumulative GPA is 3.63, 3.80 for my last two years, 3.52 in my major because I had trouble with the language component early on.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Orphan Crippler on January 09, 2014, 04:22:31 pm
My great-aunt has passed away at 101. I was planning to visit her :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 09, 2014, 06:23:22 pm
My great-aunt has passed away at 101. I was planning to visit her :(
My condolences to your family. I'm keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 09, 2014, 07:54:49 pm
Very sorry to hear that, Kal.

On my end, Kegs 'n' Eggs has been cancelled thanks to Phi Kappa Theta's typical buffoonery.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on January 09, 2014, 08:30:43 pm
My condolences, Kalwejt. I bet she lived an amazing life.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 10, 2014, 12:33:53 am
Just got back from the movies. I drove in the worst rain I have ever seen. My street is flooded FOUR FEET, and it took me three hours driving home only to flood out in my f[inks]ing driveway. Saved everything (including the damn ciggeretes) but my gas pedal is a foot underwater. My school up the road is on the side of Palm Beach County's one and only "hill" and is probably flooded out too. So three day weekend. I think.

Inside Llewlyn Davis was worth it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 10, 2014, 04:51:50 pm
Apparently, I was caught in a flash flood. Anyways, this morning my dad and I pulled my car out from three and a half feet of water. The motor was working just fine, thank God, so we spent the day vacuuming out the car. Not a single thing was damaged besides some old Lowery Organ songbooks that I took from my late grandmothers house almost a month ago.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on January 10, 2014, 05:52:23 pm
Today I painted a scene with acrylics for the first time in ages. It was refreshing.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on January 10, 2014, 05:57:42 pm
A stripper (or maybe a hooker?) rang my doorbell and asked for me by my first name, claiming that she had been hired and paid for to celebrate my "birthday." My actual birthday is in November. Wondering what kind of scam I avoided by telling her to leave.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on January 10, 2014, 08:48:38 pm
A stripper (or maybe a hooker?) rang my doorbell and asked for me by my first name, claiming that she had been hired and paid for to celebrate my "birthday." My actual birthday is in November. Wondering what kind of scam I avoided by telling her to leave.
I'm weak, so I would have most likely let myself "get scammed."


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 11, 2014, 04:46:49 pm
Working during our proto-Kegs & Eggs. The worst. When I get off at 9:30, it's rage time, even if everyone else is unconscious.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 11, 2014, 04:48:18 pm
I transcended for the first time today.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on January 11, 2014, 11:50:48 pm
Well, my life has been rocked - I just found out that Jeff broke up with Allison. :( :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on January 11, 2014, 11:51:25 pm
Well, my life has been rocked - I just found out that Jeff broke up with Allison. :( :(

What? I thought he was talking about them getting married?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 11, 2014, 11:52:21 pm
Well, my life has been rocked - I just found out that Jeff broke up with Allison. :( :(
I am sad to hear that :(.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on January 11, 2014, 11:56:27 pm
Well, my life has been rocked - I just found out that Jeff broke up with Allison. :( :(

What? I thought he was talking about them getting married?
He wants to focus on foreign missions. He claims Allison was cool with it and they departed as friends, but he unfriended her from Facebook. Awkward...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on January 12, 2014, 01:00:09 am
Well, my life has been rocked - I just found out that Jeff broke up with Allison. :( :(

What? I thought he was talking about them getting married?
He wants to focus on foreign missions. He claims Allison was cool with it and they departed as friends, but he unfriended her from Facebook. Awkward...

If you're friends wouldn't you keep them as friends on facebook? I don't understand, that seems like a cold move.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 12, 2014, 12:24:56 pm
Well, my life has been rocked - I just found out that Jeff broke up with Allison. :( :(

What? I thought he was talking about them getting married?
He wants to focus on foreign missions. He claims Allison was cool with it and they departed as friends, but he unfriended her from Facebook. Awkward...

If you're friends wouldn't you keep them as friends on facebook? I don't understand, that seems like a cold move.

He's a cold man.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 12, 2014, 12:28:09 pm
In any case, my night was okay. Finally got off work at 10 after working eleven hours. Not too intense work at times, but there are those moments when you wanna put your head down and pass out. Went over to the house with a co-worker and brother of mine, and since it was right after the homecoming basketball game, there were about a million people there. Being in a pretty pissed off mood, I was in no way prepared to have to deal with a loud house full of people I didn't know. Luckily, a bunch of the GDI's got kicked out. There were a few chicks there from my school who graduated a few years earlier and who I don't know, but who go here. Every time I see them I'm weirded the Hell out. In any case, I had a pretty good half-yelled conversation with a Phi Kappa Theta who's in my Honors class, and I talked to a few potential rushees for the new semester. Christ. Gotta focus on schoolwork now that syllabus week is out of the way and Kegs 'n' Eggs is over.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 12, 2014, 07:39:57 pm
My car still smells like mold. My street had the most rain in all of Palm Beach County on Thursday....I pretty much got caught in a flash flood. A large puddle is still in front of my neighbors house (though it is not three inches and not three feet).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on January 13, 2014, 01:13:47 pm
A complete turnaround from Bushie..something that I have struggled with for most of my life was my weight. I have always been pretty underweight and lacked in muscle, with a big problem being that I simply wasn't eating enough. One of my main goals in 2013, as crazy as it may sound to some, was to gain fifteen pounds and increase muscle.

When I got my license last March, I weighed 165 pounds. I got off the scale a few minutes ago - I now weight 187 pounds. And while I still have a ways to go, both on putting on weight and increasing muscle, I think I have progressed pretty well and am proud of myself. Unfortunately, part of those 22 pounds came from unhealthy eating, and I actually experienced a bit of heartburn last summer. Because of that, I've also made sure to start eating healthy, having salads with most meals and trying to abstain from greasy foods, as well as cold pops as much as possible. I have high hopes that 2014 will be just as good of a year health-wise as 2013 was.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: rejectamenta on January 13, 2014, 01:49:57 pm
Eating bad foods to gain weight is a reality most people don't want to face and their size and strength suffer as a result, assuming they are training hard and regularly. You're fairly tall IIRC, not to mention 'historically' thin, so I doubt you'll ever be more than a month or two of sensible dieting away from shedding egregious body fat.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 13, 2014, 05:32:08 pm
My binge eating continues tonight as Restaurant Week moves forward. I have been to four places so far. I can't wait for my fifth tonight.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on January 13, 2014, 07:24:13 pm
I've lost more weight. Not sure how much exactly, but it's quite a bit more. Official second month weigh in will be next Monday. This month has been tougher, especially with traveling and being sick.  Excited for my dinner tonight. I'm baking up some zucchini, squash, and a few other veggies.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 14, 2014, 07:03:31 am
Been up literally all night trying to do homework for my classes today. Breakfast opens in a half hour and I've gotta bullsh#t about another 3/4 of a page, but after all this, I have absolutely nothing to say except some pointless speculation that would probably come back to bite me. No idea if I have work later today, and I've run out of clothing, so I gotta do laundry. Since there's a house cleaning followed by a dinner followed by a party on Wednesday, and I'll probably be working at the basketball game earlier that day, I gotta get my crap for both Wednesday and Thursday done today, along with sleeping.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on January 14, 2014, 09:57:31 am
I'm having some downtime with my husband away to the States.  A few days for me in Belfast and Dublin next week :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on January 14, 2014, 11:45:40 am
So my high school English class somehow spun off into a debate on how to treat violent criminals, and it let out how I'm surrounded by reactionary idiots. I was the only person who didn't advocate liberal use of the death penalty/did advocate treating inmates as human beings and got crucified for it by the mouthbreathing rubes. Some awful prep girl even threw me a question along the lines of the infamous Kitty Dukakis question. Most have also swallowed the line that current law is "too lenient". Why will these people be allowed to vote?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on January 14, 2014, 11:52:35 am
Why will these people be allowed to vote?

You're wondering why people with particular political views will be allowed to vote.  Are you certain you're not a Republican?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Orphan Crippler on January 14, 2014, 12:35:51 pm
Why will these people be allowed to vote?

You're wondering why people with particular political views will be allowed to vote.  Are you certain you're not a Republican?

Not yet ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 14, 2014, 03:01:01 pm
Turns out I'd accidentally fabricated some of the homework I pushed myself all night to get done. :P He said he'd be willing to count it as extra credit, thankfully. I've been awake since like 8:00 AM yesterday and I don't feel like trash. Got work in an hour and my clothes in the dryer. Despite the low wage, looks like I'm gonna make bank as I'm working regularly in the evenings. I'm gonna need it, too, with some important stuff coming up and the necessity of revenue. Even if I didn't have work 'til 9:30 tomorrow, I'd still have to help with house cleanup and all that, so I'm gonna have to go hard on homework for both tomorrow and Thursday tonight. Hopefully I can sustain myself through work (only two hours today) and a workout to getting that done. Gonna be a rough semester.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 14, 2014, 03:06:05 pm
Also, should probably start scraping along the bottom of the barrel for a date to Sigma Pi's Orchid Ball. Anyone got a paint peeler I can borrow?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on January 14, 2014, 03:26:44 pm
A complete turnaround from Bushie..something that I have struggled with for most of my life was my weight. I have always been pretty underweight and lacked in muscle, with a big problem being that I simply wasn't eating enough. One of my main goals in 2013, as crazy as it may sound to some, was to gain fifteen pounds and increase muscle.

When I got my license last March, I weighed 165 pounds. I got off the scale a few minutes ago - I now weight 187 pounds. And while I still have a ways to go, both on putting on weight and increasing muscle, I think I have progressed pretty well and am proud of myself. Unfortunately, part of those 22 pounds came from unhealthy eating, and I actually experienced a bit of heartburn last summer. Because of that, I've also made sure to start eating healthy, having salads with most meals and trying to abstain from greasy foods, as well as cold pops as much as possible. I have high hopes that 2014 will be just as good of a year health-wise as 2013 was.

It's okay to eat big, in terms of fats and carbs as long as you balance it out with intense gym blasts. I ate my way to an extra 30 pounds of weight, squatted and deadlifted and ended up with 15 pounds of muscle gain. That got me out of the 'skinny' that my body tries to force itself to be. Just be prepared for a little bit of fat, but you can shift that too :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 14, 2014, 05:05:45 pm
Went into the heart of the ghetto to buy Marlboros. The guy asked for my ID, looked at it, stared at me blankly, and sold me them anyways. Yay for the enforcement of our laws :P!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 14, 2014, 06:56:24 pm
I went for my first run since my exams. I was really dragging, but it feels good to be back in the swing of things. I was really slacking off.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 14, 2014, 09:31:09 pm
Finished my Transcendental Meditation course. I highly reccomend the practice.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 16, 2014, 09:43:06 am
Lost my keys, slept in a friend's room last night. Got stem pirate replacement for my room key, but I had a number of other keys that are now gone. Gonna have to pay sixty bucks for a lock & key replacement if I don't find them.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 16, 2014, 10:49:55 am
Christ... Last night was a disaster in most respects.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 18, 2014, 02:50:15 pm
We h a frickin' rager last night, and I now have a date to Orchid Ball. Much better than the almost complete disaster of Wednesday. Reaffirmed with the New Member Educator that I'd be in his committee. Christ, we need pledging to begin.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on January 18, 2014, 03:53:30 pm
I'm back in Pennsylvania. Four more months of keyboard falling.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on January 18, 2014, 04:28:19 pm
Finished the first wave of A2 modular exams yesterday. Celebrate good times.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on January 18, 2014, 04:57:30 pm
Just bought my tickets for us to see the Zac Brown Band at Rodeo Houston this year.. exciting, right?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on January 20, 2014, 08:20:15 am
In Dublin. Very cold.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on January 20, 2014, 08:26:39 am
I've just discovered that most of my Ethics classmates are seemingly well-disposed towards eugenics. Ugh.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on January 23, 2014, 02:09:06 pm
I met up with 20RP12 last Sunday. He's doing well.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on January 23, 2014, 03:18:09 pm
I've been out of school all week. But that hasn't stopped me from having to do work for my new online French class, which so far sucks. Should I drop it?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on January 23, 2014, 03:35:52 pm
I've been out of school all week. But that hasn't stopped me from having to do work for my new online French class, which so far sucks. Should I drop it?

Why does it suck?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 23, 2014, 03:42:23 pm
I've been out of school all week. But that hasn't stopped me from having to do work for my new online French class, which so far sucks. Should I drop it?

Why does it suck?
Probably because its an online course. I am taking Algebra I again on Florida Virtual School, and it has been awful.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hash on January 23, 2014, 03:45:16 pm
I've never taken a fully online course (or at least I don't remember) but there was some online component of my first year Spanish classes (which was mandatory but also required us to pay extra) which was horrendous torture.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on January 23, 2014, 06:03:44 pm
What really irritates me is the web design, which is half-baked and super confusing. The teacher will post an announcement saying to go someplace in a tab, and there won't be a tab for it! Tests are super weird and confusing also. Also, I like being able to go back and forth with a teacher in the language, which has been completely absent so far.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on January 24, 2014, 07:15:11 am
I went to the gym this morning as always at 4:45 this morning.. when I left around an hour later, my truck was covered in ice. Gonna be fun driving around Houston today


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on January 24, 2014, 07:25:27 am
I had a very nice excursion to Portsea and discovered that it's a decent enough place to look at but an awful place to meet someone who isn't a self-absorbed douche.

I lost my debit card but I didn't lose my wallet. I'm wondering how the hell that happened.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on January 24, 2014, 08:40:12 am
What really irritates me is the web design, which is half-baked and super confusing. The teacher will post an announcement saying to go someplace in a tab, and there won't be a tab for it! Tests are super weird and confusing also. Also, I like being able to go back and forth with a teacher in the language, which has been completely absent so far.

I've never taken an online course (they don't really exist at universities here), but it sounds terrible. And particularly inappropriate for a foreign language course.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Talleyrand on January 24, 2014, 09:34:12 am
I went to the gym this morning as always at 4:45 this morning.. when I left around an hour later, my truck was covered in ice. Gonna be fun driving around Houston today

We got school off in Houston today because the temperature is 30 degrees Fahrenheit and we have some ice on the roads... lol


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 24, 2014, 09:34:21 pm
At the 20th annual YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival, sipping on some jack in Publix brand cola while watching Jan Brewer give her state of the state address on C-SPAN 2, all while my friend is at homecoming with the awesomest girl ever. Life's a carnival :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on January 24, 2014, 10:55:17 pm
At the 20th annual YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival, sipping on some jack in Publix brand cola while watching Jan Brewer give her state of the state address on C-SPAN 2, all while my friend is at homecoming with the awesomest girl ever. Life's a carnival :P

Jan Brewer sounds much more fun than Homecoming, IMO.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on January 25, 2014, 06:48:59 am
I went to the gym this morning as always at 4:45 this morning.. when I left around an hour later, my truck was covered in ice. Gonna be fun driving around Houston today

We got school off in Houston today because the temperature is 30 degrees Fahrenheit and we have some ice on the roads... lol


It was quite lulz worthy... all though lucky for me I didn't have to take any highways.. much of 290 in was shut down from accidents, and the beltways were frozen over.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 25, 2014, 10:22:35 am
Long freakin' night, and yet I'm up with about four hours of sleep.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on January 26, 2014, 02:29:08 am
I've reached the conclusion that it was a mistake for me to just try and pack on pounds - my face has filled out a bit as has my stomach, and I'm over 180 pounds. I'm on a new diet which is basically just eating healthy: I have cut pop out of my diet completely, as well as all sweets and fast food. I'm also not drinking alcohol (:o). In addition, I am back to running and doing other cardio each day - the overall goal is to maintain my current weight but to replace all the fat with muscle.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Queen Mum Inks.LWC on January 26, 2014, 02:32:01 am
I've reached the conclusion that it was a mistake for me to just try and pack on pounds - my face has filled out a bit as has my stomach, and I'm over 180 pounds. I'm on a new diet which is basically just eating healthy: I have cut pop out of my diet completely, as well as all sweets and fast food. I'm also not drinking alcohol (:o). In addition, I am back to running and doing other cardio each day - the overall goal is to maintain my current weight but to replace all the fat with muscle.

BOOO!

EDIT: Oh, you're only 19... that's acceptable then. ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on January 26, 2014, 08:03:59 am
I've reached the conclusion that it was a mistake for me to just try and pack on pounds - my face has filled out a bit as has my stomach, and I'm over 180 pounds. I'm on a new diet which is basically just eating healthy: I have cut pop out of my diet completely, as well as all sweets and fast food. I'm also not drinking alcohol (:o). In addition, I am back to running and doing other cardio each day - the overall goal is to maintain my current weight but to replace all the fat with muscle.

BOOO!

EDIT: Oh, you're only 19... that's acceptable then. ;)

Agree.. Inks and I will cover the drinking for you


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on January 26, 2014, 08:12:59 am
I've reached the conclusion that it was a mistake for me to just try and pack on pounds - my face has filled out a bit as has my stomach, and I'm over 180 pounds. I'm on a new diet which is basically just eating healthy: I have cut pop out of my diet completely, as well as all sweets and fast food. I'm also not drinking alcohol (:o). In addition, I am back to running and doing other cardio each day - the overall goal is to maintain my current weight but to replace all the fat with muscle.

BOOO!

EDIT: Oh, you're only 19... that's acceptable then. ;)

Agree.. Inks and I will cover the drinking for you

Ahem.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on January 26, 2014, 08:48:59 am
I've reached the conclusion that it was a mistake for me to just try and pack on pounds - my face has filled out a bit as has my stomach, and I'm over 180 pounds. I'm on a new diet which is basically just eating healthy: I have cut pop out of my diet completely, as well as all sweets and fast food. I'm also not drinking alcohol (:o). In addition, I am back to running and doing other cardio each day - the overall goal is to maintain my current weight but to replace all the fat with muscle.

BOOO!

EDIT: Oh, you're only 19... that's acceptable then. ;)

Agree.. Inks and I will cover the drinking for you

Ahem.

My most sincerest apologies, how could I have forgotten you!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 28, 2014, 04:05:04 am
Discovered around midnight that we had a snowday. Celebrated by hanging with my bros over at the fraternity house until like 3:30. Gonna be a good day tomorrow, methinks.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on January 28, 2014, 01:30:59 pm
Got sick, so I'm home today. Feel like horsesh**t.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 28, 2014, 01:34:55 pm
I got a snow day today. It hasn't started yet, but the state of South Carolina has shut itself down in anticipation of this ice storm. I hope I get tomorrow off too. I really hate my 3 hour long workers comp class.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 28, 2014, 02:54:51 pm
Today isn't even really that cold. I've had to go to and from class in much colder weather. I suppose if we have a "polar vortex" approaching, that can only be good.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 28, 2014, 02:56:40 pm
Not a drop of snow here, and now they are saying it won't come till after 5pm. I am beginning to think nothing will happen.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 28, 2014, 03:28:16 pm
Pretty bummed out about Pete Seeger dying.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: badgate on January 28, 2014, 03:50:58 pm
Update
I changed my signature image for the first time since Wendy Davis announced last October. :D
For those who have signatures turned off click here to see the image. (https://24.media.tumblr.com/320cb891c1f4900b4c7bdea4b7fa3ca4/tumblr_n04okbsE6L1qzxw5jo1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 28, 2014, 04:42:57 pm
Classes have been cancelled tomorrow too. We still haven't seen a drop of snow off ice...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hash on January 28, 2014, 05:37:41 pm
I waited 45 minutes for my bus home yesterday. Given that is very cold and windy (hence creating snow tornadoes and massive blowing snow gusts), I would have understood something like 10 minutes, but since I was freezing after 45 minutes at the bus stop, I was flaming when it finally decided to show up. Public transit is a disaster.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on January 28, 2014, 05:57:45 pm
I have to deal with more sage kids.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on January 29, 2014, 05:55:35 pm
The constant minor inconveniences of everyday life are eating away at my mental health. I guess. I took a sickie to help recuperate my sanity and help with some errands but now I just feel like a failure because if I pulled through I could've at least gone to work late and dealt with home obligations later. In summary I feel like I've let myself down by talking a day of to process how I can grapple with letting myself down. That's some dumb sh**t.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 29, 2014, 10:58:31 pm
If I can get Friday & Saturday off, I can go to Mid-Year, Sigma Pi's annual conference. There'd be four of us, and with one of them being one if my worst pledge brothers, I figure the Fall 2013 class needs one good representative.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on January 30, 2014, 02:43:09 pm
With the cancelling of my classes today, I have had an entire week off class. I guess that's what they get for cutting our winter break by a week this school year. Karma is a bitch.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on January 30, 2014, 05:58:12 pm
Got my days off, I'm going to St. Louis for the weekend! We head out tomorrow at 5 AM.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on January 31, 2014, 02:27:37 am
Here's to hoping tonight's as successful as last Friday night.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: badgate on January 31, 2014, 02:33:43 am
Here's to hoping tonight's as successful as last Friday night.

This sounds kinda creepy without context, sawbro


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on January 31, 2014, 05:42:06 pm
Made history as the first white man to order grits at Denny's. The waiter confirmed my suspicians before I could ask.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on February 01, 2014, 11:12:04 am
This is not an update about me (I have nothing interesting to say about my own life), but...

A friend of mine from college has been been using game theory to dominate Jeopardy! all week (http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2014/01/jeopardys-newest-star-proves-optimal-strategy-really-unfriendly/357609/).  And has also been using Twitter to expertly fend off the various dimwits and racists who don't like that he's playing to win, or that he's Asian and kind of frumpy.

Apparently there's a three week break for various tournaments, but he'll be back after that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 01, 2014, 12:45:11 pm
St. Louis has been... interesting.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 01, 2014, 12:53:09 pm
This is not an update about me (I have nothing interesting to say about my own life), but...

A friend of mine from college has been been using game theory to dominate Jeopardy! all week (http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2014/01/jeopardys-newest-star-proves-optimal-strategy-really-unfriendly/357609/).  And has also been using Twitter to expertly fend off the various dimwits and racists who don't like that he's playing to win, or that he's Asian and kind of frumpy.

Apparently there's a three week break for various tournaments, but he'll be back after that.
My parents watch it every night and have been rooting for him. I don't think they have noticed his clever strategy.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Linus Van Pelt on February 01, 2014, 12:53:24 pm
This is not an update about me (I have nothing interesting to say about my own life), but...

A friend of mine from college has been been using game theory to dominate Jeopardy! all week (http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2014/01/jeopardys-newest-star-proves-optimal-strategy-really-unfriendly/357609/).  And has also been using Twitter to expertly fend off the various dimwits and racists who don't like that he's playing to win, or that he's Asian and kind of frumpy.

Apparently there's a three week break for various tournaments, but he'll be back after that.

Haha, FF.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on February 01, 2014, 01:45:27 pm
A friend of mine from college has been been using game theory to dominate Jeopardy! all week (http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2014/01/jeopardys-newest-star-proves-optimal-strategy-really-unfriendly/357609/).  And has also been using Twitter to expertly fend off the various dimwits and racists who don't like that he's playing to win, or that he's Asian and kind of frumpy.

I hope that you aren't offended that I've been rooting against your friend all week. There are few things in this world that bother me more than people who play Jeopardy! the way that he does :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on February 01, 2014, 07:43:46 pm
So..I've drank about half a bottle of bourbon in the past half hour. Why? Because 5 months ago I was the reason my best friend died... I'm the reason she is dead. I've never admitted it to anyone other than my brother. I'm such a scumbag. I think I'm going to go finish this bottle. buhbye


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 01, 2014, 07:52:37 pm
So..I've drank about half a bottle of bourbon in the past half hour. Why? Because 5 months ago I was the reason my best friend died... I'm the reason she is dead. I've never admitted it to anyone other than my brother. I'm such a scumbag. I think I'm going to go finish this bottle. buhbye

:(

Hang in there. Don't beat yourself up over it, and please don't do anything you'll regret later.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 01, 2014, 08:54:07 pm
Posting from a brother's laptop. We're currently chilling in our room and waiting for the last event to start--the group photo--before we head over to Hooters for dinner. For myself and another, this would be our second time eating there today. Mid-Year's been pretty awesome, though we're gonna have too book it back from St. Louis to Detroit tomorrow so we can catch the Superbowl and I can do some damned homework before Monday.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TheDeadFlagBlues on February 01, 2014, 09:02:57 pm
Bushie, you need therapy. It is okay and constructive and worth the money. Consider it an opportunity to understand yourself through the lens of a caring professional. I know that heartland America thinks therapy is for the dysfunctional outliers. Edit: wrong update but it doesn't matter because bushoklahoma isn't real.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on February 01, 2014, 09:47:23 pm
So..I've drank about half a bottle of bourbon in the past half hour. Why? Because 5 months ago I was the reason my best friend died... I'm the reason she is dead. I've never admitted it to anyone other than my brother. I'm such a scumbag. I think I'm going to go finish this bottle. buhbye

Andrew, whatever it is, you need to calm and focus. None of this is the answer to anything... I think you should talk to someone, in as anonymous a way as you need to.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 01, 2014, 10:55:28 pm
Mid-Year's finally wrapped up! Eating with the brothers I came with & some from CA at Hooters again.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Foucaulf on February 02, 2014, 05:38:41 pm
This is not an update about me (I have nothing interesting to say about my own life), but...

A friend of mine from college has been been using game theory to dominate Jeopardy! all week (http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2014/01/jeopardys-newest-star-proves-optimal-strategy-really-unfriendly/357609/).  And has also been using Twitter to expertly fend off the various dimwits and racists who don't like that he's playing to win, or that he's Asian and kind of frumpy.

Apparently there's a three week break for various tournaments, but he'll be back after that.

Let's kick the sperg up another notch. Whatever his strategy is, there's nothing "game theory" about it. The only thing that comes close is the final wager strategy, and the guy from whom he got the idea is only doing some simple backwards induction. (http://www.gametheory.net/dictionary/BackwardInduction.html)

The only real problem is: why has it taken so long for someone to do what he has done? Anyone with an above-even probability of guessing all Daily Doubles can deprive others of such chances. I'm going to hypothesize that historic Jeopardy players did not have the Internet, and the fluidity of difficult trivia in multiple fields it provides. The norm entrenches itself and all that. I can't imagine his answering probability being so high to last him 74 games...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on February 03, 2014, 12:52:27 pm
A friend of mine from college has been been using game theory to dominate Jeopardy! all week (http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2014/01/jeopardys-newest-star-proves-optimal-strategy-really-unfriendly/357609/).  And has also been using Twitter to expertly fend off the various dimwits and racists who don't like that he's playing to win, or that he's Asian and kind of frumpy.

I hope that you aren't offended that I've been rooting against your friend all week. There are few things in this world that bother me more than people who play Jeopardy! the way that he does :P

Don't hate the playa, hate the game.

This is not an update about me (I have nothing interesting to say about my own life), but...

A friend of mine from college has been been using game theory to dominate Jeopardy! all week (http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2014/01/jeopardys-newest-star-proves-optimal-strategy-really-unfriendly/357609/).  And has also been using Twitter to expertly fend off the various dimwits and racists who don't like that he's playing to win, or that he's Asian and kind of frumpy.

Apparently there's a three week break for various tournaments, but he'll be back after that.

Let's kick the sperg up another notch. Whatever his strategy is, there's nothing "game theory" about it. The only thing that comes close is the final wager strategy, and the guy from whom he got the idea is only doing some simple backwards induction. (http://www.gametheory.net/dictionary/BackwardInduction.html)

The only real problem is: why has it taken so long for someone to do what he has done? Anyone with an above-even probability of guessing all Daily Doubles can deprive others of such chances. I'm going to hypothesize that historic Jeopardy players did not have the Internet, and the fluidity of difficult trivia in multiple fields it provides. The norm entrenches itself and all that. I can't imagine his answering probability being so high to last him 74 games...

Well, there's also the aggressive betting on Daily Doubles, but perhaps "game theory" is a bit grandiose to categorize all of the strategy here.

Most people don't think to do it, and some who do probably think it goes against some sort of imaginary sense of norms or traditions. And of course he's not the first person to do all of these things.  It's pretty similar to why (American) football teams don't go for it on 4th down, even though the numbers say they should.

This was all taped a couple months ago; no idea how long it'll keep going on but I can say that he's not still taping episodes; presumably the streak ended at some point.  What that point is, not too many folks know, and those that do have a nice NDA to keep their mouths shut.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on February 05, 2014, 12:15:09 am
My diminishing reservoirs of moral patience, to which Atlas Forum has been subjected for by my count about a year, are starting to diminish in my offline life as well, and I'm actually beginning to be seriously concerned about my ability to maintain some of my friendships. I feel profoundly guilty and I'm scared.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 05, 2014, 12:19:53 am
A girl I go to school with has been dropping compliments my way nearly every time we see each other. Today, at the school club fair, I visited her club and asked her questions and gawked at the prices she was charging to join. I then asked her if I could have a donut, and she said "you can have whatever you want because I think you're really cute."

This was as direct as she's ever been. I'm not sure what to do next. She has a back tattoo, and I am inherently opposed to tattoos on girls, but maybe I'll make an exception for her. She has a great body. But she could also be crazy....


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 05, 2014, 06:40:08 am
A girl I go to school with has been dropping compliments my way nearly every time we see each other. Today, at the school club fair, I visited her club and asked her questions and gawked at the prices she was charging to join. I then asked her if I could have a donut, and she said "you can have whatever you want because I think you're really cute."

This was as direct as she's ever been. I'm not sure what to do next. She has a back tattoo, and I am inherently opposed to tattoos on girls, but maybe I'll make an exception for her. She has a great body. But she could also be crazy....

Ahem. You know what you need to do so do it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on February 05, 2014, 09:31:58 am
A girl I go to school with has been dropping compliments my way nearly every time we see each other. Today, at the school club fair, I visited her club and asked her questions and gawked at the prices she was charging to join. I then asked her if I could have a donut, and she said "you can have whatever you want because I think you're really cute."

This was as direct as she's ever been. I'm not sure what to do next. She has a back tattoo, and I am inherently opposed to tattoos on girls, but maybe I'll make an exception for her. She has a great body. But she could also be crazy....

Ahem. You know what you need to do so do it.

But have a taser and a restraining order ready, just in case.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 05, 2014, 09:41:34 am
A girl I go to school with has been dropping compliments my way nearly every time we see each other. Today, at the school club fair, I visited her club and asked her questions and gawked at the prices she was charging to join. I then asked her if I could have a donut, and she said "you can have whatever you want because I think you're really cute."

This was as direct as she's ever been. I'm not sure what to do next. She has a back tattoo, and I am inherently opposed to tattoos on girls, but maybe I'll make an exception for her. She has a great body. But she could also be crazy....

Ahem. You know what you need to do so do it.

But have a taser and a restraining order ready, just in case.

This is why Polnut is one of our most valued members.  I'm thinking with the little brain only and he thinks with the big one as well.  Bravo!  Although Dukey does remind me of someone who has used both a taser and restraining order.....  ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on February 05, 2014, 12:00:45 pm
So..I've drank about half a bottle of bourbon in the past half hour. Why? Because 5 months ago I was the reason my best friend died... I'm the reason she is dead. I've never admitted it to anyone other than my brother. I'm such a scumbag. I think I'm going to go finish this bottle. buhbye
Dude, you're okay. Definitely talk to someone if you can, man. Hang in there.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 05, 2014, 02:05:49 pm
I'm getting somewhere with a girl too. Trying to figure out if I want something more serious - all I know is that I want more than friends, and from what I've read she wants more too.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on February 05, 2014, 02:08:24 pm
I'm getting somewhere with a girl too. Trying to figure out if I want something more serious - all I know is that I want more than friends, and from what I've read she wants more too.

But you're already taken Sawxy ;).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on February 05, 2014, 02:26:56 pm
My diminishing reservoirs of moral patience, to which Atlas Forum has been subjected for by my count about a year, are starting to diminish in my offline life as well, and I'm actually beginning to be seriously concerned about my ability to maintain some of my friendships. I feel profoundly guilty and I'm scared.

What's making you think that, Nathan?  Is anything bugging you in particular?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 05, 2014, 03:21:48 pm
A girl I go to school with has been dropping compliments my way nearly every time we see each other. Today, at the school club fair, I visited her club and asked her questions and gawked at the prices she was charging to join. I then asked her if I could have a donut, and she said "you can have whatever you want because I think you're really cute."

This was as direct as she's ever been. I'm not sure what to do next. She has a back tattoo, and I am inherently opposed to tattoos on girls, but maybe I'll make an exception for her. She has a great body. But she could also be crazy....
How big of a tattoo is it? I also detest tattoos, especially the really large ones that cover a whole back/arm/leg.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 05, 2014, 03:26:33 pm
A girl I go to school with has been dropping compliments my way nearly every time we see each other. Today, at the school club fair, I visited her club and asked her questions and gawked at the prices she was charging to join. I then asked her if I could have a donut, and she said "you can have whatever you want because I think you're really cute."

This was as direct as she's ever been. I'm not sure what to do next. She has a back tattoo, and I am inherently opposed to tattoos on girls, but maybe I'll make an exception for her. She has a great body. But she could also be crazy....
How big of a tattoo is it? I also detest tattoos, especially the really large ones that cover a whole back/arm/leg.

It covers her entire back. If it was small, I wouldn't care, but its there and enormous.

I don't even know what her interest in me is. I don't have any tats or piercings, and she normally hangs around people like that. I could bang her, but every time I do that with anyone in law school, they turn out to be insane so...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 05, 2014, 03:33:08 pm
I'm close to giving up the title Theio Grumps when it comes to Dukey.  :(  Thankfully his bourbon addiction and being Greek keeps him close to my heart.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: HagridOfTheDeep on February 05, 2014, 03:33:36 pm
Duke, is it an artistic hipster tattoo, or a gross trampy one?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 05, 2014, 04:07:19 pm
I'm close to giving up the title Theio Grumps when it comes to Dukey.  :(  Thankfully his bourbon addiction and being Greek keeps him close to my heart.

Why would you give up on me? :(

Duke, is it an artistic hipster tattoo, or a gross trampy one?

Artistic hipster. She's artsy. It's still strange she seems so interested in me given I am not that type.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 05, 2014, 04:12:38 pm
I'm close to giving up the title Theio Grumps when it comes to Dukey.  :(  Thankfully his bourbon addiction and being Greek keeps him close to my heart.

Why would you give up on me? :(


Come to think of it you've had your fill of psychotic women, so maybe you're right.  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 05, 2014, 04:29:32 pm
I'm close to giving up the title Theio Grumps when it comes to Dukey.  :(  Thankfully his bourbon addiction and being Greek keeps him close to my heart.

Why would you give up on me? :(


Come to think of it you've had your fill of psychotic women, so maybe you're right.  :)

Yes, which is why I'm so cautious nowadays. It's why I didn't pursue that greek cocktail waitress at my favorite bourbon bar either. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 05, 2014, 05:09:15 pm
Wait, how do you know what her unclothed back looks like in the first place??


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 05, 2014, 05:15:39 pm
Wait, how do you know what her unclothed back looks like in the first place??

Girls tops tend to show off skin in the warmer months, pal. I've seen the tat, but I guess there could be more. :o


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: badgate on February 05, 2014, 05:21:49 pm
Today I successfully ID'd Bev Perdue and Florence Henderson.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 05, 2014, 05:32:17 pm
A classmate of my brother was bit in the face by a nude man who assaulted several people walking in West Boynton. The police shot him dead in the end, and the guy is in the hospital with minor injuries.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on February 05, 2014, 06:15:23 pm
>florida


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 06, 2014, 01:21:27 pm
I've also found a girl. We've been intermittently hooking up but I'm not sure if I want something more. Doesn't seem crazy, plus she pretty much meets my standards. I wouldn't say love, but there's something between us.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on February 06, 2014, 01:28:57 pm
I've also found a girl. We've been intermittently hooking up but I'm not sure if I want something more. Doesn't seem crazy, plus she pretty much meets my standards. I wouldn't say love, but there's something between us.

That's it, we're breaking up. >:(

i will always love you


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 06, 2014, 01:53:57 pm
Then come visit me, you hoebag.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 06, 2014, 03:46:59 pm
Missed a majority of my classes today. I gotta get my sleep schedule back in order and stop letting people crash in my room.

Also, it seems as though our attempts to have a winter pledge class are bust, though we're only two days into the rush calendar. Got until Wednesday to see if we can get a group together for this or not. Meanwhile, the only other "real fraternity" (seeing as the third one isn't respected by either of us) is still in hot water, according to a conversation last night. Grr.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 06, 2014, 03:50:36 pm
Wait, how do you know what her unclothed back looks like in the first place??

Girls tops tend to show off skin in the warmer months, pal. I've seen the tat, but I guess there could be more. :o

Oh yeah, I've forgotten that weather warm enough for that existed. :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on February 06, 2014, 06:19:53 pm
Lol, I got an infraction point for talking about the sexual habits of the far right .... awwww


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 06, 2014, 06:46:55 pm
So apparently my dad’s best friend's uncle’s former step son (some connection :P) was arrested for manufacturing poison and selling it on the black market. Turns out the 4th of July Party in 2004 held by our family was attended by this guy. He was only 10 at the time. Funny how some people turn out.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Griff on February 06, 2014, 06:50:03 pm
A classmate of my brother was bit in the face by a nude man who assaulted several people walking in West Boynton. The police shot him dead in the end, and the guy is in the hospital with minor injuries.

What is wrong with Florida?

Quote
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (NBC) -- A naked, growling man was shot dead by cops after biting a teenager's face and attacking a retired police officer on Wednesday, officials told reporters.

Anesson Joseph, who was 6-foot-3, 250-pounds and described as having the build of a football linebacker, seriously injured the 66-year-old retired policeman before chasing a father and his 10-year-old child down a road near Delray Beach, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told Orlando's WESH on Wednesday.

Joseph then chomped on the face of 18-year-old Tony Grein, who had stepped in to protect his sister, and only let go when Grein stabbed him with a box-cutting blade, according to the Sun Sentinel newspaper[

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/24652077/naked-growling-man-shot-dead-by-cops-after-biting-teens-face/quote]


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 07, 2014, 09:29:52 am
A classmate of my brother was bit in the face by a nude man who assaulted several people walking in West Boynton. The police shot him dead in the end, and the guy is in the hospital with minor injuries.

News article citation please?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 07, 2014, 11:53:43 am
A classmate of my brother was bit in the face by a nude man who assaulted several people walking in West Boynton. The police shot him dead in the end, and the guy is in the hospital with minor injuries.

News article citation please?
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/friends-struggle-to-understand-why-ano-attacked-tw/ndGMh/


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 07, 2014, 01:16:21 pm
The family drama I've been in the middle of is over.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 07, 2014, 01:36:46 pm
During a party on Wednesday, I borrowed someone's "Risk Management" shirt (open parties are required to have these people to contain potential rowdiness) and left my own shirt on the closet on a shelf above where I hand my coat. Despite near complete sobriety that night, I have no idea where the shirt is. It has certain sentimental value to me, and I can't find it anywhere in my room, leading me to fear that I somehow unknowingly dropped it on the way back from the house. God-willing it turns up in the house.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 07, 2014, 01:38:27 pm
Cathcon, you're going to flunk out or get in major trouble if you continue to major in fraternity.  I'm not your daddy, just someone who has seen it a bunch of times.  Thx.




Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 07, 2014, 01:48:53 pm
Cathcon, you're going to flunk out or get in major trouble if you continue to major in fraternity.  I'm not your daddy, just someone who has seen it a bunch of times.  Thx.




Tell that to my would-be room mate. :P I go to class and turn all my stuff in. I have three classes with this guy and never see him. And my double major of Political Science and Fraternity is going quite nicely. That shirt, though... (first set of letters given to me by my big brother, so, yeah)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 07, 2014, 03:52:25 pm
Apparently I have to attend a student conduct hearing because of my days working for Residence Life in which I let in some brothers of mine that, during their time in the building, released a goose that was the cause of some controversy until Phi Kappa Theta's problems sort of eclipsed ours. It appear the gooses may be coming home to roost, though.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 07, 2014, 03:53:22 pm
Are you sure you're going to real college, Cathcon, and not a late 70s comedy movie version of college?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 07, 2014, 03:53:48 pm
Apparently I have to attend a student conduct hearing because of my days working for Residence Life in which I let in some brothers of mine that, during their time in the building, released a goose that was the cause of some controversy until Phi Kappa Theta's problems sort of eclipsed ours. It appear the gooses may be coming home to roost, though.

Ahem.  See my last post.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 07, 2014, 03:55:32 pm
Are you sure you're going to real college, Cathcon, and not a late 70s comedy movie version of college?

The University of Detroit Mercy is archaic in many ways, you see, including what era of comedy films to emulate.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 07, 2014, 03:56:40 pm
Cathcon is beginning to make my life sound reasonable :o


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on February 07, 2014, 04:03:30 pm
A really close friend of mine had to go to a hospital in Gainesville, she had originally gotten a liver problem late last year, and it was very deadly, so when she had only three days left to live, she was moved to the top of the transplant list, and thankfully she got a liver in time, however her body rejected it in six months, so she has to keep taking medicine, and all this crappy stuff, and she's only 17 years old. Now she is having problems with her kidneys, and she's most likely going to have to be on two transplant lists. I'm really afraid, and I don't know if she'll be okay..


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 07, 2014, 04:04:45 pm
A really close friend of mine had to go to a hospital in Gainesville, she had originally gotten a liver problem late last year, and it was very deadly, so when she had only three days left to live, she was moved to the top of the transplant list, and thankfully she got a liver in time, however her body rejected it in six months, so she has to keep taking medicine, and all this crappy stuff, and she's only 17 years old. Now she is having problems with her kidneys, and she's most likely going to have to be on two transplant lists. I'm really afraid, and I don't know if she'll be okay..
Thats horrible :(. I'll be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 07, 2014, 04:15:58 pm
Just got a call from one of the, shall we say, involved parties. Seems like I'm in the clear and I should just tell the truth, though the people commenting on my group facebook post seem to have no idea and are giving me these idiotic alibis.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on February 07, 2014, 05:26:18 pm
A really close friend of mine had to go to a hospital in Gainesville, she had originally gotten a liver problem late last year, and it was very deadly, so when she had only three days left to live, she was moved to the top of the transplant list, and thankfully she got a liver in time, however her body rejected it in six months, so she has to keep taking medicine, and all this crappy stuff, and she's only 17 years old. Now she is having problems with her kidneys, and she's most likely going to have to be on two transplant lists. I'm really afraid, and I don't know if she'll be okay..
I'm so sorry man! I hope it all turns out good. :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 08, 2014, 03:56:36 am
Got back from the party. Pretty good night.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on February 08, 2014, 02:53:27 pm
I spent significant amounts of yesterday evening getting gaslighted. Not fun.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 08, 2014, 08:50:45 pm
Went to go pick up dinner for the family. I was driving west and was about to turn, but misjudged the distance (it was darker than usual for 7:00 PM) and went right over the median. I am fine, but my front right tire was flat and by the time I pulled into the gas station across the street, it was ripped clean in half. I called my dad, he came (it was only ten minutes away), and we got out the jack, put the new tire on....only to find it was flat :P. Anyway, we got it blown up and I got home. I need to get a new tire tommorow. Also, my hood isn't shutting right but I am 100% positive that it is not the frame, since I was only going 30.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 08, 2014, 09:00:57 pm
For the record, I recovered my lost shirt yesterday, and managed to get a new one later that night.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 09, 2014, 10:16:15 am
Ugh. I'm about to have the "clingy talk" with my friend (let's call her Elaine for now). Essentially last night, Leah (the girl from my last post that I'm interested in) and friends ask me if they can tag along with me at The Usual Place. Now, Elaine knows me well enough to know that I'm at The Usual Place 90% of the time, so whenever she wants to go out, she'll show up there. I explicitly tell her to keep her distance if Leah is there.

She doesn't, and not only can I not talk to Leah without her butting in, but I can't get a single inch of space for the whole night to do my own thing. This seems to be a recurring problem with Elaine whenever she goes out: she doesn't know everyone, she follows me around like a lost puppy, and I spend most of the night desperate to get some personal space. I'm happy being just friends with her (and I have my eyes on Leah anyway), and I'm pretty sure she feels the same way, so it's not gonna go down that road. It's not going to go to cutting her off either, but at the same time, I need to do something about this.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 09, 2014, 10:18:53 am
I almost hooked up with a girl named Leah about a month ago. Good thing I didn't cause that girl was crazyyyyyyy


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 09, 2014, 10:24:33 am
Yeah, good thing her name isn't Leah. We're just calling her that because of privacy. She wound up finding someone else, so that's why I'm pissed. The thing that makes me the angriest about it is that I firmly told Elaine that if Leah is there, to not cling to me, and she did it anyway.

EDIT: Just had the talk with Elaine, got the standard "I'M SORRY SAWX, I WAS DRUNK AND I DIDN'T KNOW ANYONE THERE!" response. I have no idea if she's catching feels, but I don't feel the same way, think that not knowing anybody is a valid excuse, and need my own space. I'm trying to calm down right now, so yeah. How do I deal?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 09, 2014, 03:08:26 pm
Oh god, this is why being friends with girls is so difficult. The lines always get blurred and someone gets hurt if the other party doesn't have the same feelings.

If Leah found someone else, move on and forget about her. She doesn't sound like she wants anything serious with anyone, and I wouldn't pursue it unless you just want to be another notch on her bedpost.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MasterJedi on February 09, 2014, 03:14:48 pm
Found the perfect girl to date after finally starting to look again after almost being engaged to my ex who changed her mind. Of course she's sorta seeing someone else who's a friend while also flirting with me. -_-

In other news, received a promotion to Tier 3 of Customer Service Rep so would be receiving calls from everyone, including lower reps. Means $1,800 more a year, plus 4% on top of my regular schedule for working 9:30-6. 8 month commitment so hopefully in less then a year (January 2015) I'll be in a Disability Underwriting job.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 09, 2014, 03:49:11 pm
Oh god, this is why being friends with girls is so difficult. The lines always get blurred and someone gets hurt if the other party doesn't have the same feelings.

If Leah found someone else, move on and forget about her. She doesn't sound like she wants anything serious with anyone, and I wouldn't pursue it unless you just want to be another notch on her bedpost.

Yeah, I'm not looking for anything serious with Leah anymore. I'm just looking on how get Elaine to stop clinging.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Joe Republic on February 09, 2014, 03:53:14 pm
I'm just glad Elaine isn't her real name, because in my mind she's like fifty years old.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: National Progressive on February 11, 2014, 03:35:16 am
While I'm sure many if not most of you folks will laugh at this, I've been tormented by horrid feelings of guilt and doubt. Having read hyper-fundamentalist sites (such as the Way of Life website maintained by David Cloud or Rick Miesel's Biblical Discernment Ministry), I've had feelings of being insufficiently biblical in regards to areas such as secondary separationism or even for not being King James Version-only in regards to Bible reading. I know they are absurd and can formulate counterarguments in my mind, except that there's a nagging voice in me that asks me whether these counterarguments are simply the result of my stubborness.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on February 11, 2014, 11:17:13 am
They've found her a perfect match for a liver!  She's nearly done surgery :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 11, 2014, 12:35:40 pm
I'm just glad Elaine isn't her real name, because in my mind she's like fifty years old.

Lol.

Anyways, the more I think about it the more I think Elaine has feelings for me. Problem is, she's got a castle way deep in the friendzone, and I'm not looking to settle down. Hell, I was leaning towards FWB with Leah anyway.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 11, 2014, 09:52:45 pm
Over the last three weeks I was working on an 18 page narrative poem with a rather unique rhyme scheme and a complex plot. I finished it last Thursday. Its hand written so I am transferring it into word to preserve, and I am considering submitting it to a magazine.

I’m rather conflicted if I should share it. I am paranoid that if I publish it here before it gets into a magazine (if it does-I, for once, am actually proud of myself on this one) will find it and accuse me of plagiarism.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on February 12, 2014, 09:49:58 am
Over the last three weeks I was working on an 18 page narrative poem with a rather unique rhyme scheme and a complex plot. I finished it last Thursday. Its hand written so I am transferring it into word to preserve, and I am considering submitting it to a magazine.

I’m rather conflicted if I should share it. I am paranoid that if I publish it here before it gets into a magazine (if it does-I, for once, am actually proud of myself on this one) will find it and accuse me of plagiarism.

Ehh, don't post it here- submit it to the magazine first. I think some magazines consider stuff that's already been put online as already published.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 12, 2014, 12:17:56 pm
Over the last three weeks I was working on an 18 page narrative poem with a rather unique rhyme scheme and a complex plot. I finished it last Thursday. Its hand written so I am transferring it into word to preserve, and I am considering submitting it to a magazine.

I’m rather conflicted if I should share it. I am paranoid that if I publish it here before it gets into a magazine (if it does-I, for once, am actually proud of myself on this one) will find it and accuse me of plagiarism.

Ehh, don't post it here- submit it to the magazine first. I think some magazines consider stuff that's already been put online as already published.
Thats true, even though this is not a poetry publication. I'll hold off on it until I get everything figured out.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 12, 2014, 02:09:34 pm
Right thumb's messed up and two of my knuckles have scabs on them. Bad night.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 12, 2014, 02:10:12 pm
Right thumb's messed up and two of my knuckles have scabs on them. Bad night.

Bar fight?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 12, 2014, 02:21:08 pm
Right thumb's messed up and two of my knuckles have scabs on them. Bad night.

Bar fight?

Not quite.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 12, 2014, 02:22:43 pm
Right thumb's messed up and two of my knuckles have scabs on them. Bad night.

Bar fight?

Not quite.

Frat fight?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 12, 2014, 02:34:43 pm
Right thumb's messed up and two of my knuckles have scabs on them. Bad night.

Bar fight?

Not quite.

Frat fight?

Long story short, I made some stupid comment to a guy while he was intoxicated. This began a series of escalations  that lasted maybe an hour--unsure on timeframe. I was taken downstairs by two brothers to "train" for the allegedly oncoming boxing match at one point, and rather than get into a real fight, I took a bunch out on my "trainer" who was easily beaten. Thus, the thumb. Much later, rather than actually go after the guy I was supposed to fight, I decided that punching a wall would be a much better idea--a fight could've gotten very ugly, even uglier than the awful situation already was, plus it'd require me to use more than anger, but effort as well. A few minutes later I noticed my hand was bleeding. The guy called me this morning before a class and things seem relatively patched up. He's almost always a cool guy except when his "drunk asshole" version comes out.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 12, 2014, 02:50:56 pm
Right thumb's messed up and two of my knuckles have scabs on them. Bad night.

Bar fight?

Not quite.

Frat fight?

Long story short, I made some stupid comment to a guy while he was intoxicated. This began a series of escalations  that lasted maybe an hour--unsure on timeframe. I was taken downstairs by two brothers to "train" for the allegedly oncoming boxing match at one point, and rather than get into a real fight, I took a bunch out on my "trainer" who was easily beaten. Thus, the thumb. Much later, rather than actually go after the guy I was supposed to fight, I decided that punching a wall would be a much better idea--a fight could've gotten very ugly, even uglier than the awful situation already was, plus it'd require me to use more than anger, but effort as well. A few minutes later I noticed my hand was bleeding. The guy called me this morning before a class and things seem relatively patched up. He's almost always a cool guy except when his "drunk asshole" version comes out.

These are the days that Uncle Grumps, HP, doesn't look so dumb.  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 12, 2014, 03:15:37 pm
Right thumb's messed up and two of my knuckles have scabs on them. Bad night.

Bar fight?

Not quite.

Frat fight?

Long story short, I made some stupid comment to a guy while he was intoxicated. This began a series of escalations  that lasted maybe an hour--unsure on timeframe. I was taken downstairs by two brothers to "train" for the allegedly oncoming boxing match at one point, and rather than get into a real fight, I took a bunch out on my "trainer" who was easily beaten. Thus, the thumb. Much later, rather than actually go after the guy I was supposed to fight, I decided that punching a wall would be a much better idea--a fight could've gotten very ugly, even uglier than the awful situation already was, plus it'd require me to use more than anger, but effort as well. A few minutes later I noticed my hand was bleeding. The guy called me this morning before a class and things seem relatively patched up. He's almost always a cool guy except when his "drunk asshole" version comes out.

These are the days that Uncle Grumps, HP, doesn't look so dumb.  :)

Heh. I'm basically 1.5 handed for the time being.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on February 12, 2014, 03:31:19 pm
This is a bit whorish, but finally my chest is responding to the new exercise regimen. In other news, I'm running a 5k :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hash on February 12, 2014, 03:34:04 pm
I've had 11 interviews so far (7 last week, 4 so far this week including 3 today) and one final one tomorrow. My 3 interviews and an early-morning midterm have exhausted me :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on February 12, 2014, 07:38:48 pm
This is a bit whorish, but finally my chest is responding to the new exercise regimen. In other news, I'm running a 5k :P

5K is an awfully low temperature.  I never knew you were a cryogenic cooled supercomputer.  Would it be safe to say you are not located at Oxford? ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 13, 2014, 08:29:04 pm
Sickness combined with fatigue combined with whatever was dealt to my head on Tuesday. Christ, I need a break.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on February 13, 2014, 08:42:26 pm
This is a bit whorish, but finally my chest is responding to the new exercise regimen. In other news, I'm running a 5k :P

That's awesome. There is a 5k in early April that I am training for. Don't know how I'm going to do, but I'm going to do it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on February 14, 2014, 06:41:17 am
Have a crazy inksload of work this semester.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on February 14, 2014, 07:12:52 am
I spoiled my partner for Valentine's Day. First I worked an 11 and a half hour day, then on the way home I picked up some Hungry Jack's. We dined, and later I took her to the pub so she could lose twenty bucks. I then bought some beer and entertained myself hiding cat treats while she played Happy Street. Basically we are rock stars.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on February 14, 2014, 09:52:22 am
Have a crazy inksload of work this semester.

Tell me about it...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on February 16, 2014, 12:15:10 am
Yesterday evening I came out to my brother. It went pretty well, so today I worked up the courage to tell my parents, my father specifically. It didn't go over as well - he promised that he loves me more than ever, but is convinced I can be fixed. I'm really doubting a lot right now...I don't know what I'm going to do.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 16, 2014, 12:29:34 am
Yesterday evening I came out to my brother. It went pretty well, so today I worked up the courage to tell my parents, my father specifically. It didn't go over as well - he promised that he loves me more than ever, but is convinced I can be fixed. I'm really doubting a lot right now...I don't know what I'm going to do.
I'm keeping you in my prayers. I'm sure your father will come to understand that homosexuality is natural, especially now that homosexuality has a personal, human face to it. I'm glad everything went (mostly) well, and I hope everything turns out for the best ;).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Miles on February 16, 2014, 12:41:11 am
Yesterday evening I came out to my brother. It went pretty well, so today I worked up the courage to tell my parents, my father specifically. It didn't go over as well - he promised that he loves me more than ever, but is convinced I can be fixed. I'm really doubting a lot right now...I don't know what I'm going to do.

I can't imagine how hard this is for you, but, as always, we're here to support you. Feel free to PM me. Echoing ChairmanSanchez, I'll also be praying for you and I hope things go well for you :) .


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on February 16, 2014, 12:44:27 am
Yesterday evening I came out to my brother. It went pretty well, so today I worked up the courage to tell my parents, my father specifically. It didn't go over as well - he promised that he loves me more than ever, but is convinced I can be fixed. I'm really doubting a lot right now...I don't know what I'm going to do.

You're not the only one to deal with problems like that.  The important thing is that he loves you and accepts you.  The rest will be worked out in time.  I promise.  You will be in my prayers tonight.  We're all rooting for you. :)

You know where to reach me if you want to talk about this.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Gass3268 on February 16, 2014, 12:45:56 am
Yesterday evening I came out to my brother. It went pretty well, so today I worked up the courage to tell my parents, my father specifically. It didn't go over as well - he promised that he loves me more than ever, but is convinced I can be fixed. I'm really doubting a lot right now...I don't know what I'm going to do.

You're not the only one to deal with problems like that.  The important thing is that he loves you and accepts you.  The rest will be worked out in time.  I promise.  You will be in my prayers tonight.  We're all rooting for you. :)

100% agree on that!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on February 16, 2014, 12:50:37 am
Yesterday evening I came out to my brother. It went pretty well, so today I worked up the courage to tell my parents, my father specifically. It didn't go over as well - he promised that he loves me more than ever, but is convinced I can be fixed. I'm really doubting a lot right now...I don't know what I'm going to do.

I'm rootin' for ya, Tmth! We're all here to support you, and hopefully your dad'll come around. Stay strong.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 16, 2014, 12:51:23 am
At a party, very drunk, gf and her BFF currently having an impassioned convo with rando girl I hooked up with once in college while I sit nearby drinking 7th beer and can't hear what they're saying?? What would you do???

Sent from my iPhone.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 16, 2014, 12:56:20 am
At a party, very drunk, gf and her BFF currently having an impassioned convo with rando girl I hooked up with once in college while I sit nearby drinking 7th beer and can't hear what they're saying?? What would you do???

Sent from my iPhone.

Drink more.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 16, 2014, 01:08:28 am
They're literally out of alcohol???

Sent from my iPhone.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Paul Kemp on February 16, 2014, 01:15:37 am
They're literally out of alcohol???

Sent from my iPhone.


any piff doe?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 16, 2014, 01:17:29 am
No just finished a bottle of jäger folks were passing around, plx keep me in your thoughts and prayers

Sent from iPhone.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Paul Kemp on February 16, 2014, 01:18:38 am
RIP LIEF :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on February 16, 2014, 01:30:45 am
Add a 4th girl to the equation. Problem solved.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 16, 2014, 01:32:26 am
They're literally out of alcohol???

Sent from my iPhone.


any piff doe?

Nah bro no weed at law school parties, I got dat church haze at home tho B-)

Sent from my iPhone.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 16, 2014, 01:33:20 am
What the f is the code for the cool smiley face guy


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Solidarity Forever on February 16, 2014, 11:47:35 am
What the f is the code for the cool smiley face guy

8 ) IIRC

Like so: 8)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 16, 2014, 01:51:25 pm
Yesterday evening I came out to my brother. It went pretty well, so today I worked up the courage to tell my parents, my father specifically. It didn't go over as well - he promised that he loves me more than ever, but is convinced I can be fixed. I'm really doubting a lot right now...I don't know what I'm going to do.
I'll be praying for you too. I'm sure he will accept your homosexuality, good luck tmthforu!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 16, 2014, 02:05:29 pm
RIP LIEF :(

I'm thinking Lief struck paydirt with all the gossipy putanas.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Pope Michael Bolton on February 16, 2014, 04:12:37 pm
Yesterday evening I came out to my brother. It went pretty well, so today I worked up the courage to tell my parents, my father specifically. It didn't go over as well - he promised that he loves me more than ever, but is convinced I can be fixed. I'm really doubting a lot right now...I don't know what I'm going to do.

I'm glad your father still loves you and I hope he comes around soon!  I'm also glad it went well with your brother and that he was able to accept you for who you are.  I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.  We're all rooting for you!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 16, 2014, 06:19:44 pm
I don't mean to sound bad, but did this forum finally get Tapatalk support? Why does Lief's posts have the Sent from my iPhone signature??

And yes, if you need anything, let me know, tmth.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on February 16, 2014, 06:31:59 pm
Yesterday evening I came out to my brother. It went pretty well, so today I worked up the courage to tell my parents, my father specifically. It didn't go over as well - he promised that he loves me more than ever, but is convinced I can be fixed. I'm really doubting a lot right now...I don't know what I'm going to do.

Small steps. It's your life and always your life. People come round at different times but sometimes people never do. You don't have to please anyone. Remain true to yourself.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 16, 2014, 06:35:14 pm
Tmth,

You were made the way you are, there is nothing wrong with you and nothing that needs to be fixed. It is really sad when people convince themselves that there is something "wrong" instead of understanding that this is the way the universe/god/whatever you believe in made you. Be true to yourself, be strong. We are here for support when you need us. Remember, there is nothing wrong with you!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 16, 2014, 08:46:26 pm
I don't mean to sound bad, but did this forum finally get Tapatalk support? Why does Lief's posts have the Sent from my iPhone signature??

nah, just drunk trolling, don't mind me.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on February 16, 2014, 10:19:20 pm
I don't mean to sound bad, but did this forum finally get Tapatalk support? Why does Lief's posts have the Sent from my iPhone signature??

nah, just drunk trolling, don't mind me.

I don't mind you when you're sober or drunk.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on February 16, 2014, 11:27:44 pm
Tmth,

You were made the way you are, there is nothing wrong with you and nothing that needs to be fixed. It is really sad when people convince themselves that there is something "wrong" instead of understanding that this is the way the universe/god/whatever you believe in made you. Be true to yourself, be strong. We are here for support when you need us. Remember, there is nothing wrong with you!

Exactly - there's nothing wrong with you, nothing that needs to be fixed.

While we all hope for a completely positive outcome, that cannot  be guaranteed and while we all want our parent or others' acceptance, it's more important that you accept yourself and love yourself for who and what you are.

Once you get there, what others want and say won't matter much at all.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on February 17, 2014, 12:08:02 am
I don't mean to sound bad, but did this forum finally get Tapatalk support? Why does Lief's posts have the Sent from my iPhone signature??

nah, just drunk trolling, don't mind me.

I don't mind you when you're sober or drunk.

Thanks man. You're not bad either.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 17, 2014, 09:06:25 am
Wow, this forum seems to be full of drunkards who like posting when they are intoxicated :p.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 17, 2014, 09:10:56 am
Wow, this forum seems to be full of drunkards who like posting when they are intoxicated :p.

(http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/GALLERY/1477_22_10_09_4_55_39.jpg)

;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 17, 2014, 09:17:51 am
What is it Grump?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 17, 2014, 09:19:43 am
What is it Grump?

The Duh Award?  Hmmm. It might not translate well.  It just means you made an observation which people would think "of course, is it not obvious that this is true?"  

Better?  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 17, 2014, 09:21:23 am
Haha, thanks :p.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 17, 2014, 11:27:45 am
To continue the saga of Sawx's love life, I'm catching feels for someone outside of the trio.

tl;dr, hook up with girl 1 and girl 2 in the same night. Would go for Girl 1 again, but Girl 2 was more me being hammered and wanting to brag about pulling two girls in one night. Girl 1 comes out again with me next week. Girl 3 (a good friend of mine) shows up, clings to me the entire night, finally realize she has feels for me. Want to be just friends with Girl 2 and Girl 3, would at most be FWB with Girl 1.

Now, on Valentine's Day, I see a new girl who's basically a female version of me (except without the whole spergy political forum thing going on). We start talking, and I think I'm catching feels.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 17, 2014, 11:33:25 am
I'll admit Sawx,  your post gives me a headache trying to understand it.  But the goddamn gif in your signature make it impossible to understand your point with a pounding headache.  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 17, 2014, 01:02:23 pm
To continue the saga of Sawx's love life, I'm catching feels for someone outside of the trio.

tl;dr, hook up with girl 1 and girl 2 in the same night. Would go for Girl 1 again, but Girl 2 was more me being hammered and wanting to brag about pulling two girls in one night. Girl 1 comes out again with me next week. Girl 3 (a good friend of mine) shows up, clings to me the entire night, finally realize she has feels for me. Want to be just friends with Girl 2 and Girl 3, would at most be FWB with Girl 1.

Now, on Valentine's Day, I see a new girl who's basically a female version of me (except without the whole spergy political forum thing going on). We start talking, and I think I'm catching feels.
Who is tl;dr? One of your friend?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on February 17, 2014, 01:35:03 pm
To continue the saga of Sawx's love life, I'm catching feels for someone outside of the trio.

tl;dr, hook up with girl 1 and girl 2 in the same night. Would go for Girl 1 again, but Girl 2 was more me being hammered and wanting to brag about pulling two girls in one night. Girl 1 comes out again with me next week. Girl 3 (a good friend of mine) shows up, clings to me the entire night, finally realize she has feels for me. Want to be just friends with Girl 2 and Girl 3, would at most be FWB with Girl 1.

Now, on Valentine's Day, I see a new girl who's basically a female version of me (except without the whole spergy political forum thing going on). We start talking, and I think I'm catching feels.
Who is tl;dr? One of your friend?

tl;dr = too long, didn't read


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 17, 2014, 03:44:20 pm
Heading to my "Student Conduct Hearing" at 4. It was supposed to be at 3:30, to my knowledge, and I got there a little after 3:35 to find his office door closed and him talking to someone else (based on what I heard, it was a fellow freshman who's in Phi Kappa Theta and it was drinking-related). Talked to the woman in the office adjacent from him and she was like "Eh, come down at 4, I don't think he had anything the rest of the day."

Also, looks like I might get to go to a second one for hosting a squatter in my room for a relatively extended period of time. Unsure on that, and I can probably just go over it in the meeting.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 17, 2014, 04:21:14 pm
Just got out of the meeting. He has yet to speak with at least three of the involved parties, so this isn't resolved. Trying to think of the best way to end this with neither myself nor my brothers in any particular hot water, though it doesn't look like everyone can win in this. As such, thank God two of them are fifth year seniors so they'll be out of here soon enough as it is. With the other two I'm not so sure.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 17, 2014, 04:23:25 pm
^^^^^^^Ahem.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 17, 2014, 04:37:44 pm
^^^^^^^Ahem.

What do you want me to do!?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 17, 2014, 04:41:51 pm
^^^^^^^Ahem.

What do you want me to do!?

You need to stop putting yourself in positions which will, and are, getting you into full time trouble.  Is this not obvious?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 17, 2014, 04:54:44 pm
^^^^^^^Ahem.

What do you want me to do!?

You need to stop putting yourself in positions which will, and are, getting you into full time trouble.  Is this not obvious?

"The Goose Incident" was December 8th and done without my knowledge. As well, I followed the rules of my job (albeit unknowingly). I mean, for Christ's sake, if you're gonna let a freakin' goose into the building, I've already thought of a much more effective way of doing so. The squatter matter seems to be resolved without a hearing.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 17, 2014, 04:56:51 pm
Cathcon you re intriguing me, where are you ideologically?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 17, 2014, 05:07:57 pm
Cathcon you re intriguing me, where are you ideologically?

An unspecified area somewhere off to the right. I'm a bit closer to the center than in days past, though I've also become more extreme in some respects. I self-identify these days as a fascist libertarian.

Why do you ask?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 17, 2014, 05:14:16 pm
Because you re an interesting poster but I often fail to understand you!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 17, 2014, 05:17:42 pm
Because you re an interesting poster but I often fail to understand you!

Heh. I suppose I am, to some extent. Is part of it relevant to my posts in this thread?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 17, 2014, 05:19:40 pm
Because you re an interesting poster but I often fail to understand you!

Heh. I suppose I am, to some extent. Is part of it relevant to my posts in this thread?
I follow your update story but it s more a general impression! Don t worry, nothing wrong!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on February 19, 2014, 12:02:56 am
Thank you to those who left kind words - I greatly appreciate it.

I encourage anyone of faith to pass a prayer my way whenever you think of it - I'm dealing with multiple internal and external struggles. My Atlas activity will be extremely limited for as long as needed.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fritz on February 19, 2014, 12:10:05 am
Hang in there, pal.  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on February 19, 2014, 12:13:33 am
Thank you to those who left kind words - I greatly appreciate it.

I encourage anyone of faith to pass a prayer my way whenever you think of it - I'm dealing with multiple internal and external struggles. My Atlas activity will be extremely limited for as long as needed.

Of course I will continue praying for you.  I'll even ask my pastor to put in a good word for you next week.  But please, talk to me if you have any questions or need help reconciling things with God.  You know where to reach me, and I'm usually free to talk whenever.

I'm gonna bug you in a few days if you don't say anything just so I know how you're doing.  Do NOT hesitate to talk to me if you need guidance, spiritual or otherwise. :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on February 19, 2014, 12:26:29 am
Thank you to those who left kind words - I greatly appreciate it.

I encourage anyone of faith to pass a prayer my way whenever you think of it - I'm dealing with multiple internal and external struggles. My Atlas activity will be extremely limited for as long as needed.

One doesn't need to be of faith to send positive thoughts, I personally believe they all have the same effect.

Just remember, you're not alone, however much it may feel like it. You are who you are meant to be.



Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 19, 2014, 07:01:12 am
Thank you to those who left kind words - I greatly appreciate it.

I encourage anyone of faith to pass a prayer my way whenever you think of it - I'm dealing with multiple internal and external struggles. My Atlas activity will be extremely limited for as long as needed.
I will be praying for you Tmthforu!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 19, 2014, 04:06:03 pm
I'm trying to upload a picture to the College Board to register for the SAT, and it simply. will. not. work.

Its frustrating me :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on February 19, 2014, 04:11:25 pm
I'm officially on the Nan Rich campaign :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on February 19, 2014, 04:41:08 pm
I'm trying to upload a picture to the College Board to register for the SAT, and it simply. will. not. work.

Its frustrating me :P

The College Board is one of the least user-friendly sites I've ever been forced to use.  Don't worry. :P

I'm officially on the Nan Rich campaign :)

Congratulations!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 20, 2014, 01:26:53 pm
Went downtown to the Courthouse to pick up the renewal for my concealed carry permit.  First in line for the 8AM start time, so I was back at work before 9.  All set for another 5 years.  Man the picture on it sucks.  Ugh, I wasn't fully awake.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AkSaber on February 20, 2014, 01:43:57 pm
Went downtown to the Courthouse to pick up the renewal for my concealed carry permit.  First in line for the 8AM start time, so I was back at work before 9.  All set for another 5 years.  Man the picture on it sucks.  Ugh, I wasn't fully awake.

Cool! You don't need to retake the qualification course do you?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 20, 2014, 01:47:27 pm
Went downtown to the Courthouse to pick up the renewal for my concealed carry permit.  First in line for the 8AM start time, so I was back at work before 9.  All set for another 5 years.  Man the picture on it sucks.  Ugh, I wasn't fully awake.

Cool! You don't need to retake the qualification course do you?

PA has no qualification course.  Just the background checks.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AkSaber on February 20, 2014, 01:53:24 pm
Went downtown to the Courthouse to pick up the renewal for my concealed carry permit.  First in line for the 8AM start time, so I was back at work before 9.  All set for another 5 years.  Man the picture on it sucks.  Ugh, I wasn't fully awake.

Cool! You don't need to retake the qualification course do you?

PA has no qualification course.  Just the background checks.

Wow. Your state is more lenient, in that regard, than mine. :o


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on February 20, 2014, 01:55:25 pm
Got my first semester results, and my grades range from 13,5 (decent) to 18 (excellent) so it's a little step forward.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 20, 2014, 01:57:32 pm
Went downtown to the Courthouse to pick up the renewal for my concealed carry permit.  First in line for the 8AM start time, so I was back at work before 9.  All set for another 5 years.  Man the picture on it sucks.  Ugh, I wasn't fully awake.

Cool! You don't need to retake the qualification course do you?

PA has no qualification course.  Just the background checks.

Wow. Your state is more lenient, in that regard, than mine. :o

That's why, in another thread, I mentioned that I don't feel put out at all by PA's requirements.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 20, 2014, 02:16:53 pm
Finally picked up my first paycheck, a whopping $25.53 after taxes. Expecting more tomorrow.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on February 20, 2014, 05:40:04 pm
My computer might be dying.  Bluh.  Just what I needed when I was already feeling pretty crappy about my lack of IRL forward progress (no, not talking about it more than that here, sorry).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 20, 2014, 09:38:25 pm
Feel like dog sh#t. I didn't even work out today aside from lifting various objects at work and yet, here I am, like it's another day of my senior year running cross country. Gotta churn through Stats homework and do some maintenance on my room and self. Not gonna be fun, still in the procrastination cycle currently.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 20, 2014, 09:39:53 pm
Hitting the bourbon hard tonight, it's the UNC/Duke game. Go heels, go america!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 20, 2014, 10:09:42 pm
Hitting the bourbon hard tonight, it's the UNC/Duke game. Go heels, go america!

Sounds like the life right there.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on February 21, 2014, 04:01:50 pm
More family drama, more betrayal. When life rains on Sawx, it pours.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on February 22, 2014, 08:48:19 am
I got offered a position running our Corpus branch this week.. I'm not sure if I wanna take it or not.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 22, 2014, 01:19:58 pm
Cut my lip and did something to my top-middle-left teeth last night as I grabbed an object someone was trying to steal from the house. Eh. Composite picture were today, I looked like a boss, of course. Got work today, thank God it's only two hours otherwise I don't know if I could retain the will to live, especially after yesterday's God-awful useless shift.

Spring break is about a week from now. Some pledge brothers are going to Panama, Florida. While I'd probably have the money to go by then, don't think I'm gonna do it. Quite a long trip, far too spontaneous for me, and I need to relax at home and see some of my high school friends.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Paul Kemp on February 22, 2014, 03:19:15 pm
YEEZY SEASON APPROACHING




tomorrow night


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on February 22, 2014, 03:35:51 pm
Spring break is about a week from now. Some pledge brothers are going to Panama, Florida. While I'd probably have the money to go by then, don't think I'm gonna do it. Quite a long trip, far too spontaneous for me, and I need to relax at home and see some of my high school friends.
Going to Panama Beach in Spring Break is:

1. Awful in general.
2. Awful for you in particular; it will exhaust you.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on February 22, 2014, 04:03:07 pm
One of my good friend's birthday is tonight. Initially, his terrible wife decided we should have a surprised party at this new steakhouse in town, where we will spend at least $100/plate per person. I was the first to say no, because a) I am a student with no job and b) I've never been and I'd hate for it not to be good. It just opened.

I eventually got my other friends to agree to say no because none of us wanted to spend that much on food, not to mention drinks will make it worse. His terrible wife said he'd rather eat there than be with his friends anyway, and basically gave us the middle finger. Last night, she finally caved and cried to my friend/her husband that she ruined his party. Now we are going to their house, she's cooking for us and we're drinking all night.

I just love when I win.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 22, 2014, 05:20:34 pm
Spring break is about a week from now. Some pledge brothers are going to Panama, Florida. While I'd probably have the money to go by then, don't think I'm gonna do it. Quite a long trip, far too spontaneous for me, and I need to relax at home and see some of my high school friends.
Going to Panama Beach in Spring Break is:

1. Awful in general.
2. Awful for you in particular; it will exhaust you.

A number of brothers went last year and apparently quite enjoyed it. Why do you say it'd be awful for me in particular? In any case, I'll likely take my week in "the country" seeing as I should reconnect with my people back home.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Paul Kemp on February 24, 2014, 09:32:16 pm
I had the incredible opportunity of witnessing the final night of the North American Yeezus tour last night. A phenomenal experience to witness a truly compelling display of showmanship by Mr. West.

Best show I've ever been to, although it's a bit unfair to compare others to it as others didn't have a giant mountain, indoor snowfall and White Jesus. I strongly doubt I'll ever see anything like it again.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: angus on February 25, 2014, 08:14:30 am
The Tooth Fairy is dead.  The Tooth Fairy died this morning at approximately 7:45am after an illness lasting for about nine days, which began when my son discovered a stash of his teeth in my sock drawer.  Actually, he has been questioning the credibility of the logistics of the Tooth Fairy's worldwide delivery for several years now, but the discovery of the teeth was serious confirmation.  He lost the thirteenth tooth last night and was reticent about putting it under his pillow, even threatening to hide it in an unusual place, because the Tooth Fairy would no doubt be able to find it whereas parents would not know where to look.  Eventually he co-operated and went to sleep.  This morning, upon finding a shiny bicentennial Eisenhower Dollar under his pillow, I asked him where he thought the dollars came from and he replied that he thought his parents put it there.  The only mystery was which one and where the dollars were acquired.  I explained that I acquired them from a bank many years ago when his first tooth became loose, but as it turns out that bank only had 13, and they are becoming hard to find, so it's just as well that he is wise.  At that point we decided that the Tooth Fairy was dead.

The Tooth Fairy is survived by Santa Claus, who is on life support and may not survive till next Christmas.  The fact that I had a receipt for a dysfunctional toy and was therefore able to exchange it for another one at the mall last year was "suspicious." 

RIP Tooth Fairy.  In lieu of flowers or donations, prayers for world peace and understanding are requested by the family.



Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on February 25, 2014, 08:21:28 am
RIP TF, you massive FF. :'(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 25, 2014, 05:04:14 pm
Coupl'a things:

1) In financial news, the hunt for my paychecks continues. However, I may finally see an end to it tomorrow, since apparently Financial Aid just sent my (and everyone else's) time cards up to Human Resources, who in turn gave them to Payroll earlier today. According to the woman who called me from Human Resources, the checks will hopefully be in existence and on campus sometime tomorrow. Plan on calling Payroll after classes that day.

2) For the time being, I may have found a source of $75 untaxed income, which will appear this Saturday. Rather than go to my scheduled shift for these robber-barons, a brother somehow bumped into a guy on craigslist that will pay $10 an hour to work concessions at a Monster Truck rally for about 7.5 hours.

3) For whatever reason, my work schedule fails to coincide with when the residence halls get shut down for break. I'll be living out of the fraternity house for a few days, so it seems.

4) Looks like I'm headed to New York (Buffalo area to be exact) for the first few days of Spring Break. I'm working the first weekend, then we (myself and the brothers that I'm going with) will head out on Monday and hopefully return ca. Wednesday. From there, I plan on striking out for home and being able to vedge and hang out with my friends from high school. I've got work Saturday which I originally planned to skip (seriously, f#ck my employers) except it looks like the fraternity is having a fundraiser type thing at a restaurant or bar or something later that night.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on February 25, 2014, 06:36:29 pm
I've made the decision to boycott Jeopardy! until the current champion is defeated.

Given how committed I am to that show, this is definitely a big enough change in my life to warrant being posted in this thread.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on February 25, 2014, 08:45:21 pm
I've made the decision to boycott Jeopardy! until the current champion is defeated.

Given how committed I am to that show, this is definitely a big enough change in my life to warrant being posted in this thread.

I'm sorry that you hate excellence and effort.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on February 25, 2014, 09:13:33 pm
I've made the decision to boycott Jeopardy! until the current champion is defeated.

Given how committed I am to that show, this is definitely a big enough change in my life to warrant being posted in this thread.

I'm sorry that you hate excellence and effort.

I don't advocate doing things poorly, but I do believe that it's possible to do something too well. Found between the two aforementioned extremes is the medium that is happiest for all.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on February 25, 2014, 10:49:30 pm
I've made the decision to boycott Jeopardy! until the current champion is defeated.

Given how committed I am to that show, this is definitely a big enough change in my life to warrant being posted in this thread.

I'm sorry that you hate excellence and effort.

I don't advocate doing things poorly, but I do believe that it's possible to do something too well. Found between the two aforementioned extremes is the medium that is happiest for all.

So I assume that, for you, Ken Jennings was the worst Jeopardy contestant in history, and you would basically throw things at your TV in reaction to him steamrolling opponents for months on end, because he was too good.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on February 25, 2014, 11:00:50 pm
I've made the decision to boycott Jeopardy! until the current champion is defeated.

Given how committed I am to that show, this is definitely a big enough change in my life to warrant being posted in this thread.

I'm sorry that you hate excellence and effort.

I don't advocate doing things poorly, but I do believe that it's possible to do something too well. Found between the two aforementioned extremes is the medium that is happiest for all.

So I assume that, for you, Ken Jennings was the worst Jeopardy contestant in history, and you would basically throw things at your TV in reaction to him steamrolling opponents for months on end, because he was too good.

My objection isn't to this guy winning - my objection is to him not playing the game the "right" way (which entails beginning at the top of a category and working one's way down the board).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on February 25, 2014, 11:08:48 pm
I like how spazzy Chu is at hitting the buzzer.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on February 25, 2014, 11:58:35 pm
I've made the decision to boycott Jeopardy! until the current champion is defeated.

Given how committed I am to that show, this is definitely a big enough change in my life to warrant being posted in this thread.

I'm sorry that you hate excellence and effort.

I don't advocate doing things poorly, but I do believe that it's possible to do something too well. Found between the two aforementioned extremes is the medium that is happiest for all.

So I assume that, for you, Ken Jennings was the worst Jeopardy contestant in history, and you would basically throw things at your TV in reaction to him steamrolling opponents for months on end, because he was too good.

My objection isn't to this guy winning - my objection is to him not playing the game the "right" way (which entails beginning at the top of a category and working one's way down the board).

Yeah, well that's a bulls**t objection and you should feel bad for having it.  If it's so important to do things the so-called "right" way, then they should change the rules- otherwise it would be crazy to not play to win the game, as the esteemed Herm Edwards would say, and besides, strategic innovation and variety is just what the game needs anyway.

I will note that the world's foremost authority on such matters (http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/02/ken_jennings_on_jeopardy_champion_arthur_chu_and_daily_double_hunting.html) agrees with Arthur and me:

Quote from: Ken Jennings
I was converted to Daily Double hunting during my 2011 match against the IBM supercomputer Watson. During a practice round, Watson took the clues in order, like a good citizen; I won the game in a runaway. But during the televised match, Watson’s minders switched it into “game mode,” which of course involved smart strategies like hunting for Daily Doubles. This time, Watson roared into a huge lead. I had a chance to come back near the end of the match when I found the first Daily Double in the round—but my next clue selection wasn’t quite the optimal one, and Watson found the second Daily Double instead. Lights out.

Arthur Chu is on the Jeopardy! bench for a couple of weeks while a college tournament airs, but he’ll back on Feb. 24, and the Daily Double hunt will begin anew. In sports, players and fans love it when teams shake up the game with new techniques: the basketball jump shot in the 1950s, the split-finger fastball in the 1980s, four-down football today. Why should Jeopardy! be any different? Strategic play makes for a more complex, exciting show. Don’t listen to the Internet kibitzers. Arthur Chu is playing the game right.

Also, it's worth your time to read the full transcript of Jennings' interview, which he posted on his blog (http://ken-jennings.com/blog/archives/4618).  In particular, this idea of a "right" way to play is loaded with a lot of kinda ugly subtext that you may not consciously mean... but it's hard to avoid wondering, and it's hard to respect once you start wondering:

Quote from: Arthur Chu, Jeopardy Hero
Okay, here’s one more comment from the Internet that kind of encapsulates it. The kind of un-self-awareness of what someone is saying when they say they’d prefer I not win because I try too hard at the game, work too hard at it, care too much about it, and that they’d prefer that a “likable average Joe” win.

This is disturbing because it amounts to basically an attack on competence, a desire to bust people who work very hard and have very strong natural gifts down in favor of “likable average Joes”–and it’s disturbing because the subtext is frequently that to be “likable” and “average” you have to have other traits that are comforting and appealing to an “average Joe” audience, like white skin and an American accent.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on February 26, 2014, 12:00:09 am
I like how spazzy Chu is at hitting the buzzer.

They all mash the buzzer like that- and in fact are instructed to at the contestant orientation- he's just not great at hiding it behind the podium.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on February 26, 2014, 09:28:05 am
I've made the decision to boycott Jeopardy! until the current champion is defeated.

Given how committed I am to that show, this is definitely a big enough change in my life to warrant being posted in this thread.

I'm sorry that you hate excellence and effort.

I don't advocate doing things poorly, but I do believe that it's possible to do something too well. Found between the two aforementioned extremes is the medium that is happiest for all.

So I assume that, for you, Ken Jennings was the worst Jeopardy contestant in history, and you would basically throw things at your TV in reaction to him steamrolling opponents for months on end, because he was too good.

My objection isn't to this guy winning - my objection is to him not playing the game the "right" way (which entails beginning at the top of a category and working one's way down the board).

[appeal to authority]

1. What Jennings did against Watson isn't really comparable to what Chu is doing now because Ken Jennings' Daily Double hunting was in reaction to the Daily Double hunting of one of his opponents. If someone were to use Chu's strategy against him in order to defeat him and then revert to playing the game my preferred way, I would voice no objection.

2. You and I seem to have a fundamental philosophical disagreement about how game shows should be played. You seem to believe that either a) Contestants have a responsibility to win games regardless of how their strategy is received by the audience or other contestants, or b) Watching a contestant succeed at a game should always be enjoyable for the audience. I find the Social Darwinist philosophy that underlies both of these assertions rather unpalatable, preferring that game show contestants compete in a way that is agreeable both to their fellows and to the audience.

Quote
[race card]

My criticisms of this guy have nothing to do with his race or wanting an "average Joe" to win. To the contrary: I always root for the non-white contestants to spite the members of my family who are actually racist. I do root against contestants who have insufferable personalities, but Chu actually doesn't seem bad on that front - I just can't stand the way that the man plays the game.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on February 26, 2014, 10:45:11 am
...you people are serious about game shows.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on February 26, 2014, 11:10:22 am
...you people are serious about game shows.

Context: Arthur is a friend of mine from college.  I went to his freaking wedding fer crissake.

So I'm kind of contractually obligated to come to his defense here.  (It helps that I do genuinely think what he's doing is good and worthy of defense, but I don't know that I'd be so emotionally invested in it otherwise.)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on February 26, 2014, 11:56:49 am
Prefacing that I have no idea what you guys are talking about in the specifics, I'd tend to think Traininthedistance is right. If one is playing a game, they should do all they can to win it as long as they respect the rules.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 26, 2014, 01:37:49 pm
Finally got my paycheck. It apparently has both pay periods in it that they failed to pay me for, given that amount of hours on it (and that they're divided into two separate groups).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 26, 2014, 02:05:22 pm
Finally got my paycheck. It apparently has both pay periods in it that they failed to pay me for, given that amount of hours on it (and that they're divided into two separate groups).
What was your job?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on February 26, 2014, 03:37:08 pm
If more people go Daily Double hunting then the obvious response on the part of the producers is to no longer cluster them on the higher value answers as they currently do.  If every answer had the same chance of being the Daily Double then the scheme wouldn't be as useful.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on February 26, 2014, 04:08:18 pm
Finally got my paycheck. It apparently has both pay periods in it that they failed to pay me for, given that amount of hours on it (and that they're divided into two separate groups).
What was your job?

I still work where I got the paycheck from. The "Athletics" department at my school, which basically means we, in part, help maintain the athletic facilities. This includes transporting the mounds upon mounds of cardboard waste we generate over to "Facility Operations" which contains the dumpsters, moving bike racks which we use to help steer traffic into the parking lots, setting up and taking down basketball hoops used for practice, and pretending to be a quasi-security force among other things.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on February 27, 2014, 06:42:40 pm
Finally got my paycheck. It apparently has both pay periods in it that they failed to pay me for, given that amount of hours on it (and that they're divided into two separate groups).
What was your job?

I still work where I got the paycheck from. The "Athletics" department at my school, which basically means we, in part, help maintain the athletic facilities. This includes transporting the mounds upon mounds of cardboard waste we generate over to "Facility Operations" which contains the dumpsters, moving bike racks which we use to help steer traffic into the parking lots, setting up and taking down basketball hoops used for practice, and pretending to be a quasi-security force among other things.
And do you like it?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hash on February 27, 2014, 07:26:29 pm
Oh yeah, I found my coop internship for the summer. Pretty cool.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on February 27, 2014, 08:08:34 pm
I was feeling a bit tuckered, so I decided to have a little nap which I just woke up from.  Had the most weirdest dream I can ever recall.  I was accompanying an investigative journalist as we snuck into Vladimir Putin's apartment for a looksee while he was out. (Maybe he was down in Sochi, but why he was out and where the guards were during all this wasn't included in the dream.) Nothing too wild, but one of the TV's in one of the many guest rooms had on a pirated version of NATO television set to channel 10 - Canadian Armed Forces.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 01, 2014, 04:12:32 pm
@Windjammer: Hell nah, but you do what you have to.

"Spring" Break has begun. Currently squatting in the house's attic while I decide whether to go home on Sunday or head to New York on Monday with a few brothers.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Orphan Crippler on March 01, 2014, 05:20:57 pm
Translating some novel for girls.

I need money :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on March 01, 2014, 09:31:43 pm
I got into the Master of Theological Studies program at Boston University School of Theology.

The problems to which I alluded in my last post in this thread have mostly subsided, to be replaced by new but less severe problems.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 01, 2014, 10:40:27 pm
Chilling, watching 300 with the boys.

Congrats, Nathan!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on March 02, 2014, 12:05:39 am
Last night was law school prom night, and I took this girl I knew briefly because I didn't really know who else to ask.

She had claimed that she just broke up with her boyfriend and was newly single, and my friend told me she liked me and I had a shot with her last night. So we went out and had a good time at the dance, but my friends and I got pretty sloppy drunk at points during the night, which didn't bode well for me.

We went to the bars afterwards and her BOYFRIEND shows up and stands there awkwardly staring at us at the bar, and she gets pissed off and leaves to go home early after we all took a cab back to my friends house. It was just the worst. I doubt I want to get involved in that or see her again.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 02, 2014, 02:14:41 am
Now it's "Reservoir Dogs", dawg.

Bummer on that chick, dude. Sorry to hear that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 02, 2014, 03:48:28 am
A girl in one of my classes gave me her number last week.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 02, 2014, 06:45:40 am
A girl in one of my classes gave me her number last week.
Sawx the womanizer :p.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on March 02, 2014, 02:32:38 pm
Translating some novel for girls.

I need money :(

You have more money than girls.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 02, 2014, 07:17:15 pm
Opted out of going to New York. I'm sick, tired, etc. and I didn't need to repeat my two days of getting "breakfast" at 2 PM or later. Just had my first meal today within the last half hour. Gonna head there over the summer, though, to visit the brother who lives there (and is graduating this year).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: HokeyDood on March 02, 2014, 09:08:08 pm
So I will finally be off of hold and in class starting this week, thus the countdown to the end of my stay in Illinois is on.  I suspect that I will heading to my permanent duty station in Virginia around the middle of June. 

Truly can not wait to get back east.  Warmer, near the beach, and a mere 4 hour drive up the coast to home in NJ.  Very feasible to take a small vacation back to the Dirty Jerz on long weekends. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on March 04, 2014, 02:20:52 am
I met a girl online today who said she really likes mountains.  Do you think it would impress her if I told her I pioneered legislation that banned mountaintop removal mining in Atlasia?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on March 04, 2014, 02:38:20 am
I met a girl online today who said she really likes mountains.  Do you think it would impress her if I told her I pioneered legislation that banned mountaintop removal mining in Atlasia?

Whoa, there, champ. Boasts like that make a woman so hot and wet that devastating hurricanes tend to develop months later. We don't want the eastern seaboard underwater again, do we?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 04, 2014, 02:42:02 am
if you're having girl problems, just ask yourself: W.W.R.P.D.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on March 04, 2014, 07:14:46 am
I met a girl online today who said she really likes mountains.  Do you think it would impress her if I told her I pioneered legislation that banned mountaintop removal mining in Atlasia?

Of course. I'm sure that she'd love to hear about your orogenous fantasies.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 04, 2014, 09:52:49 am
I met a girl online today who said she really likes mountains.  Do you think it would impress her if I told her I pioneered legislation that banned mountaintop removal mining in Atlasia?

This can't be serious.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Oakvale on March 04, 2014, 10:01:07 am
I met a girl online today who said she really likes mountains.  Do you think it would impress her if I told her I pioneered legislation that banned mountaintop removal mining in Atlasia?

This can't be serious.

I don't know if it says more about me or the forum that I genuinely can't tell.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on March 04, 2014, 10:10:24 am
I met a girl online today who said she really likes mountains.  Do you think it would impress her if I told her I pioneered legislation that banned mountaintop removal mining in Atlasia?

This can't be serious.

I don't know if it says more about me or the forum that I genuinely can't tell.

Agreed.  I can't tell. Of course if Scott changes his screen name to Manti Te'O, we'll know she isnt' real.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on March 04, 2014, 11:55:08 am
I was serious about the girl; I wasn't serious about my 'idea.'


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 04, 2014, 12:59:26 pm
I was serious about the girl; I wasn't serious about my 'idea.'

Thank Christ.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on March 04, 2014, 01:01:25 pm
Yeah, I interpreted Scott's thing as an obvious joke.

BTW Scott didn't I sign that bill when I was Northeast Governor? ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on March 04, 2014, 01:03:12 pm
I took the ACT today. Blugggh.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on March 04, 2014, 01:04:18 pm
I was serious about the girl; I wasn't serious about my 'idea.'

Thank Christ.

Are you certain it's a girl, Manti?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Gass3268 on March 04, 2014, 05:09:37 pm
Well this sucks, just got tested for mono. Probably have it. Have plans to visit a buddy in Tampa next week for spring break. Was going to get drunk a lot, go to Universal, Spring Training games, hockey game, beach, etc. Now if this is the case I can't drink or do Universal. I pretty bummed right now :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 04, 2014, 06:56:18 pm
Today I found a new hero.

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1/578916_4547114724963_4573745_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 04, 2014, 07:05:14 pm
I took the ACT today. Blugggh.
I just registered for it; I have been told it is more geared toward writing and history. Is this true?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on March 04, 2014, 07:36:18 pm
I took the ACT today. Blugggh.
I just registered for it; I have been told it is more geared toward writing and history. Is this true?

The ACT doesn't have any history on it. The five subjects tested are English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing, and the Writing test is actually optional.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 04, 2014, 08:39:27 pm
I took the ACT today. Blugggh.
I just registered for it; I have been told it is more geared toward writing and history. Is this true?

The ACT doesn't have any history on it. The five subjects tested are English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing, and the Writing test is actually optional.
I registered for the writing. I assume its an essay?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mopolis on March 04, 2014, 08:52:53 pm
I took the ACT today. Blugggh.
I just registered for it; I have been told it is more geared toward writing and history. Is this true?

The ACT doesn't have any history on it. The five subjects tested are English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing, and the Writing test is actually optional.
I registered for the writing. I assume its an essay?

Yes. The test-taker is presented with a topic, on which they then have thirty minutes to write an essay.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 05, 2014, 09:13:19 am
Trying to tell if this shirt is itchy because I'm too fat or my muscles are growing. Hrn... I'm feeling it more in the shoulders, etc. so I'll assume it's muscle. Or maybe it's just a bad morning. Need more vodkees.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Gass3268 on March 05, 2014, 01:16:19 pm
Yup, I got mono :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on March 05, 2014, 01:17:05 pm
Yup, I got mono :(

RIP :'(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 05, 2014, 01:38:12 pm
Lost my temper with my group.

tl;dr, we're doing a group speech, I got assigned into a new group (it's a long story), and my new group leader bitched me out for "not doing any work on the outline" that I only received Monday night. I thought it was unreasonable to expect me to do an entire section in one day, but instead of bringing it up normally, I ended up losing it on him. If it wasn't for the rest of the group calming me down I probably would've decked the guy in the face.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 05, 2014, 01:42:51 pm
Lost my temper with my group.

tl;dr, we're doing a group speech, I got assigned into a new group (it's a long story), and my new group leader bitched me out for "not doing any work on the outline" that I only received Monday night. I thought it was unreasonable to expect me to do an entire section in one day, but instead of bringing it up normally, I ended up losing it on him. If it wasn't for the rest of the group calming me down I probably would've decked the guy in the face.
Group leaders often tend to be awful morons...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 05, 2014, 01:44:17 pm
If things turn out well, I could be paid to be a designated driver. However, I doubt it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Orphan Crippler on March 05, 2014, 03:50:17 pm
Today I found a new hero.

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1/578916_4547114724963_4573745_n.jpg)

No wonder he doesn't have time to grade Bushie's work.  Go Russ Powers, go!  

Russ Powers is an American hero.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 05, 2014, 03:52:52 pm
Lost my temper with my group.

tl;dr, we're doing a group speech, I got assigned into a new group (it's a long story), and my new group leader bitched me out for "not doing any work on the outline" that I only received Monday night. I thought it was unreasonable to expect me to do an entire section in one day, but instead of bringing it up normally, I ended up losing it on him. If it wasn't for the rest of the group calming me down I probably would've decked the guy in the face.
Group leaders often tend to be awful morons...
True, but looking back I let myself get out of control


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on March 05, 2014, 04:19:28 pm
Be the group leader, don't be a minion. Then you can delegate out the work. That's my best advice.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 06, 2014, 01:43:19 am
Be the group leader, don't be a minion. Then you can delegate out the work. That's my best advice.

One of the girls that's been flirting with me in that class nearly lost it on the kid too.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: JerryArkansas on March 06, 2014, 01:45:13 am
I'm hating not being able to go to school.  Right now it looks like we will be missing the entire week.  We now have to make up 10 or so days.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on March 06, 2014, 05:40:03 pm
Ah, life is good. The modular results for January are in; 97.5 percent in Economics, 87 percent in Philosophy. I repeat, life is good.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 06, 2014, 05:41:31 pm
Ah, life is good. The modular results for January are in; 97.5 percent in Economics, 87 percent in Philosophy. I repeat, life is good.
Congratulations!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on March 06, 2014, 05:42:58 pm
Ah, life is good. The modular results for January are in; 97.5 percent in Economics, 87 percent in Philosophy. I repeat, life is good.

Congratulations, Cassius. I may otherwise consider you an HP, but as a fellow student fighting his way through exams at the moment...solidarity!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on March 06, 2014, 05:45:00 pm
Ah, life is good. The modular results for January are in; 97.5 percent in Economics, 87 percent in Philosophy. I repeat, life is good.

Congratulations, Cassius. I may otherwise consider you an HP, but as a fellow student fighting his way through exams at the moment...solidarity!

Oh definitely. Exams, I find, always draw together even the bitterest of opponents, united in the face of a greater enemy. So good luck to you in your exams too!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 06, 2014, 05:47:11 pm
Ugh, the ACT signup was a battle far worse than the SAT one, and now my printer won't work. Did Obamacare hire these people or something??


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on March 06, 2014, 05:48:30 pm
I got my undergraduate diploma in the mail today. Backdated to February 1. So that part of my life is officially over, I suppose.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 06, 2014, 05:49:11 pm
I got my undergraduate diploma in the mail today. Backdated to February 1. So that part of my life is officially over, I suppose.

Why did it come by mail? Did you graduate through an online program?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Vega on March 06, 2014, 05:49:22 pm
I got my undergraduate diploma in the mail today. Backdated to February 1. So that part of my life is officially over, I suppose.

Congratulations, Nathan.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on March 06, 2014, 05:55:51 pm
Ah, life is good. The modular results for January are in; 97.5 percent in Economics, 87 percent in Philosophy. I repeat, life is good.

Congratulations, Cassius. I may otherwise consider you an HP, but as a fellow student fighting his way through exams at the moment...solidarity!

Oh definitely. Exams, I find, always draw together even the bitterest of opponents, united in the face of a greater enemy. So good luck to you in your exams too!

Indeed. Thanks :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 06, 2014, 05:56:19 pm
Ah, life is good. The modular results for January are in; 97.5 percent in Economics, 87 percent in Philosophy. I repeat, life is good.

Awesome, but the real question is, are you an Oxford scholar?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on March 06, 2014, 05:58:53 pm
I got my undergraduate diploma in the mail today. Backdated to February 1. So that part of my life is officially over, I suppose.

Why did it come by mail? Did you graduate through an online program?

No, I was an on-campus student; that's just how the university did it. I'm not sure why but it could have something to do with the fact that I finished in December and as such am graduating in an entirely different time of year to the commencement ceremony.

Thank you, Vega!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on March 06, 2014, 06:05:49 pm
I got my undergraduate diploma in the mail today. Backdated to February 1. So that part of my life is officially over, I suppose.

Believe it or not, I still haven't received mine. And I'm well into my second graduate semester. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 06, 2014, 06:14:56 pm
Two exams down, four more to go until I can leave. I have the outline that I raged about and a speech to do tomorrow, and an exam on Monday and Friday. Then I spend a week back in NH.

Essentially I found out that my sister's staying past my spring break, but that's fine. tl;dr, she moved up for a completely different reason than "I like it up in NH so I want to move up here now", and it's so serious that deadlines are irrelevant. I just didn't know what was actually going on with that, so instead of staying in Pennsylvania with a friend, I'm heading back. Basically, whatever grievances I have that aren't met are mainly a bunch of unimportant bullsh*t like when we leave.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on March 06, 2014, 06:30:52 pm
Today I applied for what I hope will be my first paying job.  Basically, the company lets people submit audio clips, videos, documents, and immigration papers, and someone will translate or transcribe the files for a fair price.  Since I don't have any meaningful foreign language skills, I'll have to stick to audio-text conversion.  The working conditions are pretty much all you could ask for from a part-time job: decent pay ($241 per month on average), work from home, and you get to work as much or as little as you'd like and choose the clients you want to transcribe for.  Part of the application process, of course, is submitting a sample transcript of a random audio file they provide you, and you have to write under very specific guidelines, so it's not as easy as it sounds.

Anyway, I think my resume is pretty fresh and I'm pretty confident in my chances here.  I'll hear back from them in three weeks or less.  I'd tell you all the name of the company, but I don't want any employee competition... just yet. ;)

I got my undergraduate diploma in the mail today. Backdated to February 1. So that part of my life is officially over, I suppose.

Glad to hear, Nathan!

Ah, life is good. The modular results for January are in; 97.5 percent in Economics, 87 percent in Philosophy. I repeat, life is good.

Nice.  My high school flirted with the idea of introducing a philosophy class a year or two ago, but that never went into effect, last I heard.  Kind of a shame.  It's a good study if you're into it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on March 06, 2014, 09:21:21 pm
Be careful, Scott. That job listing sounds a lot like a scam.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 06, 2014, 09:25:22 pm
Watching Rambo III. This is a pretty awesome flick. Need some more "loosening agent". I'm running low, though.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 06, 2014, 09:31:08 pm
Also, if any of you guys came to Michigan, is it possible you would buy for me? My ban's useless and I'm at home, so no brothers of mine are around and I'm running out. This sucks.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 06, 2014, 09:33:51 pm
Also, if any of you guys came to Michigan, is it possible you would buy for me? My ban's useless and I'm at home, so no brothers of mine are around and I'm running out. This sucks.
Ban?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Vega on March 06, 2014, 09:37:41 pm
Watching Rambo III. This is a pretty awesome flick. Need some more "loosening agent". I'm running low, though.

Loosening Agent?

= Pot?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Paul Kemp on March 06, 2014, 09:38:26 pm
Watching Rambo III. This is a pretty awesome flick. Need some more "loosening agent". I'm running low, though.

Loosening Agent?

= Pot?

Lube.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 06, 2014, 09:41:37 pm
Watching Rambo III. This is a pretty awesome flick. Need some more "loosening agent". I'm running low, though.

Loosening Agent?

= Pot?

Alcohol. A friend of mine used this phrase, I was hoping it was universal.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Vega on March 06, 2014, 09:47:19 pm
Watching Rambo III. This is a pretty awesome flick. Need some more "loosening agent". I'm running low, though.

Loosening Agent?

= Pot?

Alcohol. A friend of mine used this phrase, I was hoping it was universal.

Ah, I see. Sorry.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on March 06, 2014, 10:26:41 pm
Be careful, Scott. That job listing sounds a lot like a scam.

Fortunately, this one doesn't seem to be.  It's been given mostly positive reviews and was recommended by trusted groups like AARP.  My mom told me about it when she found an ad in a magazine.  There were a few employee complaints, but I think it's worth a shot.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 06, 2014, 10:29:42 pm
Watching Rambo III. This is a pretty awesome flick. Need some more "loosening agent". I'm running low, though.

Loosening Agent?

= Pot?

Alcohol. A friend of mine used this phrase, I was hoping it was universal.

Ah, I see. Sorry.

No problem.

And Scott, do you really count "working from home" as your "first job"?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 06, 2014, 10:36:54 pm
If anyone starts to wonder, at this point I'm deliberately posting like a dick. For future reference.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on March 06, 2014, 10:45:30 pm
If anyone starts to wonder, at this point I'm deliberately posting like a dick. For future reference.

I can tell... :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 06, 2014, 10:49:36 pm
If anyone starts to wonder, at this point I'm deliberately posting like a dick. For future reference.

I can tell... :P

This forum's gone down the tubes. It's the only thing I can do to combat it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MaxQue on March 06, 2014, 11:14:37 pm
Watching Rambo III. This is a pretty awesome flick. Need some more "loosening agent". I'm running low, though.

Loosening Agent?

= Pot?

Alcohol. A friend of mine used this phrase, I was hoping it was universal.

Ah, I see. Sorry.

No problem.

And Scott, do you really count "working from home" as your "first job"?

I'm pretty sure than the IRS counts that as employment.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 07, 2014, 02:17:06 pm
Made amends with my group leader. We're tight now. Out of all the advantages guys have in the world, the fact that we can fight and act like it never happened an hour later is fine with me.

Also got a 90 on my speech.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 07, 2014, 03:28:05 pm
Most pointless day of school. Ever.

1st hour was a normal, uneventful class. My Marine Biology teacher just made us do a crossword with forty questions related to the notes.

2nd hour Algebra was the first of many substitutes we had today. My Algebra II teacher’s mother has had alzheimers for a while and had a minor stroke, so she went to visit her in the hospital. She was back by third hour, but we lucked out and didn’t do anything in class. She’s gonna be gone all next week (her son is getting married in Ireland, so her husband (the principal) and her are going to be gone.

3rd hour history is always chaotic, since our teacher is a 50 year old post adolescence manchild. The guy eats McDonald’s happy meals and watches the Regular Show. He is married to a flight attendant who lives in Germany and he took her maiden name. He’s quite the character. He was gone today (he was sick) and one our teachers granddaughters (who graduated the year I started) was subbing. She’s hysterical. We again did not work or do anything for an hour, and I read about thirty pages of Jimmy Carter’s White House Diary.

4th hour is English. We have been reading “Death of a Salesman” aloud, and some people are very (painfully) slow readers. I finished the book two days ago, and continued along with the Carter book.

5th hour is Study Hall. The librarian is married to my humanities teacher (whose mother died last night after starving herself in hospice after his father died last week) so she was with her husband. Again, I meditated (and transcended) in an easy chair while pretending to sleep and then read another fifty pages of the Carter book before going to lunch.

7th hour was humanities. My teacher was gone for reasons already stated, so we just did book work, which I finished in five minutes. 8th hour was cancelled, as the annual teacher-student basketball game was going on. It was bullsh**t, because you had to attend, and you had to pay a dollar to get in. So they basically robbed me of a dollar. Take a wild guess what I read throughout the game….;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 07, 2014, 05:08:40 pm
Sanchez, whenever you say that you transcended, I assume you mean you smoked weed in a corner or something. Is this true?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 07, 2014, 05:13:17 pm
Made amends with my group leader. We're tight now. Out of all the advantages guys have in the world, the fact that we can fight and act like it never happened an hour later is fine with me.

Also got a 90 on my speech.

 Are you from New Jersey Sawx? ;D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ratuNR7tPF4)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 07, 2014, 05:15:28 pm
Sanchez, whenever you say that you transcended, I assume you mean you smoked weed in a corner or something. Is this true?
Transcedental meditation :P.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on March 07, 2014, 09:45:35 pm
I was making campaign calls and during one conversation I asked about the Democratic primary and this guy said "Thou shalt not speak bad about thy own Democrats. "


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 08, 2014, 04:41:58 pm
I skipped work on campus today I see my brother break the MI JV records in squat, dead-lift, & over-all total today at the state powerlifting meet. I couldn't have made it anyways unless I was dropped at the fraternity house the night before since my family only has one car right now. I need next weekend off, too, so I'm anxious about talking to my boss who called & texted me without reply during the meet.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on March 08, 2014, 10:41:16 pm
Biked 25 k's and my legs are made of jello.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on March 09, 2014, 12:19:42 am
UNC lost to DUke tonight and I came home to reassess my life. RIP :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on March 09, 2014, 03:35:09 pm
My cousin got engaged today.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 09, 2014, 08:23:25 pm
I was making campaign calls and during one conversation I asked about the Democratic primary and this guy said "Thou shalt not speak bad about thy own Democrats. "
I was threatened with arrest by one woman who I called twice by mistake when I was phone banking :P. As an introvert, phone banking terrified me, and even when I got used to it, it was still a huge drain.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on March 09, 2014, 08:26:22 pm
I was polled in a poll about the NY-13 primary.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on March 09, 2014, 08:39:54 pm
I was polled in a poll about the NY-13 primary.

Do you have a landline??


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on March 09, 2014, 08:52:16 pm
I was polled in a poll about the NY-13 primary.

Do you have a landline??

I live with my aunt, and she does.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 10, 2014, 06:00:22 am
All-nighter's almost over. Breakfast opens in a half-hour.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 11, 2014, 12:59:26 pm
I was told earlier today that I have mono, and right before the formal, too. Damn.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 11, 2014, 01:11:12 pm
I was told earlier today that I have mono, and right before the formal, too. Damn.
Mono? What is it Cathcon?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 11, 2014, 01:13:58 pm
I was told earlier today that I have mono, and right before the formal, too. Damn.
Mono? What is it Cathcon?

I'm not actually sure as I'm too lazy to look it up on the internet right now. It can be contracted through the sharing of saliva or sweat. Thus, even on a day where it's beautiful outside I'm not at the weight room. :P This leaves me with exactly one activity to do at the formal. Ugh.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 11, 2014, 01:15:37 pm
I was told earlier today that I have mono, and right before the formal, too. Damn.
Mono? What is it Cathcon?

I'm not actually sure as I'm too lazy to look it up on the internet right now. It can be contracted through the sharing of saliva or sweat. Thus, even on a day where it's beautiful outside I'm not at the weight room. :P This leaves me with exactly one activity to do at the formal. Ugh.

Yikes :S. Good luck Cathcon, I wish you a speedy recovery!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 11, 2014, 01:16:33 pm
I was told earlier today that I have mono, and right before the formal, too. Damn.
Mono? What is it Cathcon?

I'm not actually sure as I'm too lazy to look it up on the internet right now. It can be contracted through the sharing of saliva or sweat. Thus, even on a day where it's beautiful outside I'm not at the weight room. :P This leaves me with exactly one activity to do at the formal. Ugh.

Yikes :S. Good luck Cathcon, I wish you a speedy recovery!

Thanks.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 11, 2014, 01:17:54 pm
Ah, sh#t. I just remembered that I may have taken a few hits from friends' cigarettes over the past few days and, afterwards, handing the cigarette back to them. Looks like everyone's formal can be ruined.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on March 11, 2014, 01:30:49 pm
Ah, sh#t. I just remembered that I may have taken a few hits from friends' cigarettes over the past few days and, afterwards, handing the cigarette back to them. Looks like everyone's formal can be ruined.

Frat brother?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 11, 2014, 01:39:21 pm
Ah, sh#t. I just remembered that I may have taken a few hits from friends' cigarettes over the past few days and, afterwards, handing the cigarette back to them. Looks like everyone's formal can be ruined.

Frat brother?

Who else would I be sharing smokes with? Okay, there's that one other kid, but we're having him rush next year anyway.

Also, emphasis on "may have". That entire all nighter is kinda hazy, so I don't know if I borrowed only a hit of someone's cig or not. I'm far from saying this is the cause, as I got blood drawn on Friday, but it maybe be a point of it spreading from me to others, which is, as we can all guess, not good.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 11, 2014, 02:17:51 pm
So, I figured out I have been saying the word "genuine" wrong my entire life. It is "jen-u-win", not "jen--u-wine" as I have been saying it all my life :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 11, 2014, 03:33:34 pm
So, I figured out I have been saying the word "genuine" wrong my entire life. It is "jen-u-win", not "jen--u-wine" as I have been saying it all my life :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEqtCyEUmvc


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on March 12, 2014, 04:07:20 pm
This onion article reminded me of BRTD for some reason: http://www.theonion.com/articles/nostalgic-man-can-still-remember-time-when-billboa,35511/


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 12, 2014, 04:13:36 pm
Just started on an essay for the Ayn Rand Institute's annual essay contest; I am not as enthusiastic a Randroid as I once was. I have moved away from Objectivism in many areas (and studying philosophy in general) but I still enjoy writing essays, poetry, and releasing years of pent up crap that I guess is called “creativity” by most people.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 13, 2014, 12:57:20 pm
Ugh. Just shaved. With the facial hair gone it's easy to see the weight gain in my face. With my schedule as it is, I gotta re-balance my sleep-school-socialize ratio before I factor in time to work out. Thank God it's getting warmer, though (in theory). That leaves not eating as much as my only real option in these trying times.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 13, 2014, 02:38:47 pm
I was walking home from the gas station by my house and was half way home when I heard the loudest screetch and crash I've ever heard. The whole neighborhood came outside to see it; amazingly, the car involved only was missing its bumper, and it both drivers were out of the car and seemed fine.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 13, 2014, 02:45:47 pm
I was walking home from the gas station by my house and was half way home when I heard the loudest screetch and crash I've ever heard. The whole neighborhood came outside to see it; amazingly, the car involved only was missing its bumper, and it both drivers were out of the car and seemed fine.

Sanchez, I admit, I haven't read all of your update posts. However, this, combined with the news you got mugged like a year ago, leads me to imagine that you live in some post-apocalyptic Hellscape. Am I anywhere close to the mark with this?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 13, 2014, 02:50:54 pm
I was walking home from the gas station by my house and was half way home when I heard the loudest screetch and crash I've ever heard. The whole neighborhood came outside to see it; amazingly, the car involved only was missing its bumper, and it both drivers were out of the car and seemed fine.

Sanchez, I admit, I haven't read all of your update posts. However, this, combined with the news you got mugged like a year ago, leads me to imagine that you live in some post-apocalyptic Hellscape. Am I anywhere close to the mark with this?
My town is mild compared to Lake Worth and Rivera Beach. Palm Beach County is awful. I don't see thick fumes of radiation coming up out of the ground, but one house on my street is boarded up and a gunshot goes off a mile down the road in the so called "ghetto" once every few years.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 13, 2014, 07:19:21 pm
Heading home tomorrow. Looking forward to heading back, not looking forward to eight hours of travel.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 13, 2014, 08:33:40 pm
This week has just been awful. I've discovered I have roughly one to two joys left in life and that school sucks (more than previously).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on March 13, 2014, 09:30:16 pm
You can't get depressed in undergrad. Wait until you go to grad school for that. I'm a complete mess now, but I thought I had it together during my undergrad years.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 13, 2014, 09:50:37 pm
You can't get depressed in undergrad. Wait until you go to grad school for that. I'm a complete mess now, but I thought I had it together during my undergrad years.

Once I'm able to stabilize my school-sleep-socialize-employment-exercise schedule (hopefully after this week), along with beating this illness, I should be in normal form once more.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on March 14, 2014, 08:18:31 pm
I got the job!!!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Nhoj on March 14, 2014, 10:06:18 pm
I was walking home from the gas station by my house and was half way home when I heard the loudest screetch and crash I've ever heard. The whole neighborhood came outside to see it; amazingly, the car involved only was missing its bumper, and it both drivers were out of the car and seemed fine.

Sanchez, I admit, I haven't read all of your update posts. However, this, combined with the news you got mugged like a year ago, leads me to imagine that you live in some post-apocalyptic Hellscape. Am I anywhere close to the mark with this?
Its called Florida.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 14, 2014, 10:40:32 pm
So, my mom dragged my dad off to see Tony Bennet, and my brother and I have the house to ourselves, and my brother's friend, his little brother, and the two most f[inks]ing annoying eight graders on the planet are suddenly over.


Also, I watched Inside Llewlyn Davis again on OnDemand for four bucks. God I love that movie. It's a shame that it didn't get an Oscar.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Solidarity Forever on March 14, 2014, 10:46:07 pm
I got the job!!!

Wait, aren't you studying for a degree or something?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on March 14, 2014, 10:47:33 pm
I got the job!!!

Wait, aren't you studying for a degree or something?

I'm not starting college until fall. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on March 15, 2014, 12:05:30 pm
I've been doing stuff.. and things. Lost more weight, drank less and more at the same time. That's my update


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 15, 2014, 02:55:18 pm
Formal's today. Possible summary tomorrow.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 15, 2014, 03:02:42 pm
So, my mom dragged my dad off to see Tony Bennet, and my brother and I have the house to ourselves, and my brother's friend, his little brother, and the two most f[inks]ing annoying eight graders on the planet are suddenly over.


Also, I watched Inside Llewlyn Davis again on OnDemand for four bucks. God I love that movie. It's a shame that it didn't get an Oscar.
Chairmansanchez, is there a link between them and the day where you have wanted to go to a psychiatric hospical because of a history of porn? I don't remember.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 15, 2014, 03:17:25 pm
So, my mom dragged my dad off to see Tony Bennet, and my brother and I have the house to ourselves, and my brother's friend, his little brother, and the two most f[inks]ing annoying eight graders on the planet are suddenly over.


Also, I watched Inside Llewlyn Davis again on OnDemand for four bucks. God I love that movie. It's a shame that it didn't get an Oscar.
Chairmansanchez, is there a link between them and the day where you have wanted to go to a psychiatric hospical because of a history of porn? I don't remember.
Yes, there is.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 16, 2014, 12:12:58 pm
Formal's over. Won Pledge of the Year which was largely unexpected. Can't talk about too much else since it either involves lots of contextual information regarding people I know or admitting to certain crimes (well, like one), but yeah. Had a good time.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Torie on March 16, 2014, 01:15:49 pm
Partied with total wild abandon last night (good conversation too), slept very soundly for 8 hours, but still woke up before partner Dan, relaxed and happy and ready for more. Looking forward to receiving the DJ mix that was cut by my architect whose hobby is creating music mixes for his DJ gigs, this one for a double gay weddings in Palm Springs where in the first wedding ceremony the couple  and guests getting married were dressed in white, and the other wedding party in black, and then in the second wedding ceremony, everyone switched colors, so those dressed in black were now in white, and visa versa. And then everyone danced to my friend's music from Midnight to 4 am (at least that was the agenda as described to me - alas we weren't invited). Those hedonistic gays sure know how to have fun! :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MasterJedi on March 16, 2014, 01:26:56 pm
Got just below 200lbs with exercising, still at least 30lbs to go but it's a start. Also have made it to 50% of what I plan to save before buying my condo so that's on the way as well.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on March 16, 2014, 05:17:04 pm
9 hour flight to Detroit and on to Chicago tomorrow. And if long haul flights weren't bad enough, flying Delta makes it even worse. :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on March 16, 2014, 09:50:39 pm
Went to some fancy family charity dinner yesterday. No, it was not a black tie affair, but there were a few there inexplicably dressed like so. Perhaps a consideration for next year.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 16, 2014, 10:10:43 pm
9 hour flight to Detroit and on to Chicago tomorrow. And if long haul flights weren't bad enough, flying Delta makes it even worse. :(

Dawg, you should'a told me you was in Detroit.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Orphan Crippler on March 17, 2014, 12:17:41 am
Oh, and now it's snowing.

Thanks, Obama.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on March 17, 2014, 12:21:43 am
I slept with a girl I knew from college a few weeks ago when I visited Raleigh, and then ended up doing it again when I visited some college friends during my spring break. I don't think I want to date her, because she's in Raleigh and I'm not, and I have the bar and school exams on the horizon in the next few weeks.

She briefly asked me where this was going and was really intimate during our last little foray this past Friday, so I'm kind of nervous this may end badly if I don't make this a real thing. Maybe I can keep her on until my work starts piling up and pull away as my free time disappears. I like her, she's a sweet girl, but I just have no time to start anything serious. I have too much too many other things to worry about now.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Orphan Crippler on March 17, 2014, 03:55:43 am
I've finished translating that novel for teenage girls.

What a relief.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 19, 2014, 05:05:36 pm
Oy. Probably gonna need more than caffeine to get over this headache, thing is, if I head over to the house for a supply run, that'd obligate me to participate in house cleanup, which I don't have time for.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on March 19, 2014, 05:49:19 pm
9 hour flight to Detroit and on to Chicago tomorrow. And if long haul flights weren't bad enough, flying Delta makes it even worse. :(

Dawg, you should'a told me you was in Detroit.

I never left the secure area of the airport. (Which I imagine is probably the best place one can be in Detroit :))


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on March 19, 2014, 07:22:21 pm
I slept with a girl I knew from college a few weeks ago when I visited Raleigh, and then ended up doing it again when I visited some college friends during my spring break. I don't think I want to date her, because she's in Raleigh and I'm not, and I have the bar and school exams on the horizon in the next few weeks.

She briefly asked me where this was going and was really intimate during our last little foray this past Friday, so I'm kind of nervous this may end badly if I don't make this a real thing. Maybe I can keep her on until my work starts piling up and pull away as my free time disappears. I like her, she's a sweet girl, but I just have no time to start anything serious. I have too much too many other things to worry about now.

What about me?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on March 19, 2014, 10:11:29 pm
I slept with a girl I knew from college a few weeks ago when I visited Raleigh, and then ended up doing it again when I visited some college friends during my spring break. I don't think I want to date her, because she's in Raleigh and I'm not, and I have the bar and school exams on the horizon in the next few weeks.

She briefly asked me where this was going and was really intimate during our last little foray this past Friday, so I'm kind of nervous this may end badly if I don't make this a real thing. Maybe I can keep her on until my work starts piling up and pull away as my free time disappears. I like her, she's a sweet girl, but I just have no time to start anything serious. I have too much too many other things to worry about now.

What about me?

I always have time for you, sweetheart. You're my top priority and always have been since the day our eyes met. <3


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 20, 2014, 08:58:28 pm
Feeling a lot better than I did yesterday. It was probably the final dose of sleep that topped it off. Been a productive day and I've got almost all my late work done. However, this last bit ain't happening unless I can bum a Stats book fast, otherwise, I'll crash.

Also, I signed up for on-campus housing yesterday. While I don't plan on living on campus, if for some reason I don't get a room in the house, I'll be with one of my pledge brothers on the quad.

Class, work, and summer residency situations (also inter-dependent) still not resolved as of yet. I need my guy to get me that application whenever he can and I should probably call one of the guys from my high school so as to get a backup job. Should also email my counselor...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on March 21, 2014, 06:15:40 pm
My sister just got engaged to her boyfriend of 10 years :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on March 21, 2014, 07:53:12 pm
Brief update on how the new job's going.  I started work a few days ago in their "Rookie" program, which basically meant that all my work had to be reviewed and marked up before the clients saw it.  I did pretty well save for one project in which I only got 3/5 stars for Accuracy.  Nevertheless, I graduated today and now I get to transcribe bigger projects for more cash.  I've managed to rake in $33 over the last two days.  Now that I'm no longer a Rookie, I won't be checked on constantly, but occasionally my work will be reviewed by someone just for performance sake.

Two downsides.  One is that the reviewers are totally inconsistent in their markups and each apply their own interpretations of the style guidelines, so I'm never guaranteed to submit anything free of error to whoever gets to review it.  Two is that the company isn't qualified to give tax advice, so I'm responsible for reporting all my income in the coming years and determining how much I give to the government.  My mom said she'd help with that.

So yeah, I'm learning a lot.  If anyone's interested, the company is called Rev. (http://www.rev.com/)  It's great if you want to make extra cash, but the job is a lot harder than it seems.  Just today it took me an hour to record a six-minute interview and now I'm kind of scared to death of losing my job for making honest mistakes, so all I can do is try my best and hope for the best.  I told my mom I'd quit if it turns out to be a bunch of BS.

My sister just got engaged to her boyfriend of 10 years :)

Congratulations to your sister! :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 21, 2014, 08:23:54 pm
I submitted something to Tin House magazine. If it's published, I'll link it to you. It will be either in June or September. If it's good enough to be published.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 22, 2014, 04:14:42 pm
Ugh. As it turns out, my family may be forced to move some time in the next year due to financial concerns. I'm gonna miss Springfield Township.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on March 22, 2014, 04:19:56 pm
My sister just got engaged to her boyfriend of 10 years :)

Huzzah :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 22, 2014, 09:49:43 pm
My dad's childhood best friend died a few weeks ago. He had been homeless and struggling with drug problems, though my dad saw him throughout the Ft. Lauderdale area often. My dad found out today when he saw the obituary online.

His parents were active in film production and were involved with the union, which allowed for him and my dad to have a part in a movie (I for some reason thought it was “Any Given Sunday” but that was made in 1999.....anyway, it was some football related film from the mid to late 1960s) when they were about twelve. The scene was shot for about five minutes, with my dad’s friend even having a speaking role, but when it was all said and done, they both were in the background for about five seconds :P.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on March 22, 2014, 11:20:19 pm
Sounds like Paper Lion and Brian's Song are the most likely candidates.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 22, 2014, 11:48:03 pm
Sounds like Paper Lion and Brian's Song are the most likely candidates.
Paper Lion seems more likely. He said he was in Middle School. I'll ask him in the morning. My dad has lived an interesting life and has met a very bizarre cast of characters with all kinds of saints and sinners. I'd be damned if he doesn't write a book about it one day.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on March 23, 2014, 05:08:30 am
Sounds like Paper Lion and Brian's Song are the most likely candidates.
Paper Lion seems more likely. He said he was in Middle School. I'll ask him in the morning. My dad has lived an interesting life and has met a very bizarre cast of characters with all kinds of saints and sinners. I'd be damned if he doesn't write a book about it one day.

While in the Hebrew testament YHWH does mete out punishments unto the third or fourth generation sometimes, failing to write a book isn't listed as an offense, so you need not be worried about being damned on that account.  (Considering that the effects of punishing someone severely will tend to cause one's descendants to suffer, I take such pronouncements as referring to such indirect effects rather than direct punishment upon the descendants of the offender.)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on March 24, 2014, 08:50:12 pm
I got into Governor's School (http://www.ncgovschool.org/) for the summer!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on March 24, 2014, 08:54:49 pm
I got into Governor's School (http://www.ncgovschool.org/) for the summer!

Congratulations! :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 24, 2014, 09:17:57 pm
Ugh. Greek Week's gonna be a pain in the ass, and right when I was trying to catch up on school work. Nevermind that I'll probably have to work Saturday morning (thus no All Greek Party the night before) so I don't work during the Tri-Sigma formal which I'm now going to.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 25, 2014, 11:31:19 pm
Back in Pennsylvania until May.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on March 26, 2014, 10:08:29 am
I missed my check-in time at O'Hare by 3 minutes. 

You are supposed to arrive 45 minutes early and I arrived 42 minutes.

The plane has since been delayed 50 minutes.

I am now waiting in standby for a seat I lost because I was 3 minutes late at 45 minutes early for a flight that doesn't depart until 90 minutes after I arrived.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on March 26, 2014, 10:33:40 am
My sister will have a baby in May.  I'll be an uncle.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 26, 2014, 11:40:26 am
My sister will have a baby in May.  I'll be an uncle.
Congratulations!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on March 26, 2014, 11:43:14 am
My sister will have a baby in May.  I'll be an uncle.

Congrats, Phil.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: DINGO Joe on March 26, 2014, 11:48:58 am
I missed my check-in time at O'Hare by 3 minutes. 

You are supposed to arrive 45 minutes early and I arrived 42 minutes.

The plane has since been delayed 50 minutes.

I am now waiting in standby for a seat I lost because I was 3 minutes late at 45 minutes early for a flight that doesn't depart until 90 minutes after I arrived.

well, then you've got time for this thread:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=189681.0


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on March 26, 2014, 11:50:33 am
My sister will have a baby in May.  I'll be an uncle.
Congratulations!

Thank you!

I probably won't see him (the baby) until he is several months old.  My sister lives in Paris with her French husband (my sister is American).  The baby will have dual citizenship.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 26, 2014, 12:08:13 pm
My sister will have a baby in May.  I'll be an uncle.
Congratulations!

Thank you!

I probably won't see him (the baby) until he is several months old.  My sister lives in Paris with her French husband (my sister is American).  The baby will have dual citizenship.
Having a half-french aunt/nephew will be awesome, I can assure you :p.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on March 26, 2014, 12:34:04 pm
My sister will have a baby in May.  I'll be an uncle.
Congratulations!

Thank you!

I probably won't see him (the baby) until he is several months old.  My sister lives in Paris with her French husband (my sister is American).  The baby will have dual citizenship.
Having a half-french aunt/nephew will be awesome, I can assure you :p.

My nephew will be every bit as eligible to run for POTUS (as far as the birth qualification goes) as Ted Cruz.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 30, 2014, 10:14:50 am
Sigma Sigma Sigma formal last night, after that, Buffalo Wild Wings. Damned dry formals. In any case, accidentally ordered a side of "dry" wings which turned out to be pretty awesome. Thinking about them makes me want to go get more...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on March 30, 2014, 03:26:20 pm
The Sawxes are now an Obamacare family. We save a solid $800 a month now.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on March 31, 2014, 04:59:17 pm
The process for elections (for the fall semester) begins tonight, and I've got my pledge class' bench lined up. With the junior (soon to be senior) class practically worthless, it's up to us and the sophomores. This'll be good.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on March 31, 2014, 05:02:10 pm
About 20 members of the Junior class (including two friends of mine) were suspended for attending a party in which a beer bottle was broken over the head of a student from a nearby public school (causing a nasty gash). The school has been pretty good as far as most private schools go in not intruding into the off campus affairs of its students, but the police arrived and demanded to speak with the students involved. We still don't know who threw the bottle or who got injured.

I wrote a brief poem mocking the whole thing. Apparently it spread around school and is considered hysterical. Who knew I could be funny (whatever that is :P)?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on March 31, 2014, 05:32:30 pm
The Sawxes are now an Obamacare family. We save a solid $800 a month now.
$800 dollars a month? God bless Obama.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on March 31, 2014, 10:07:43 pm
Indy bench pressed 75 lbs today. I realize how pitifully small that sounds to some of you but keep in mind I'd never used free weights in my life up until a few weeks ago and I'm trying to rebuild my body after nearly a year of treating it very badly and eating next to nothing apart from coffee, alcohol, sleeping pills and antidepressants.

I can't seem to gain any weight though. I bought some kind of mass builder powder that I've been drinking with 2% milk after I work out, but I still can't get over 150 pounds.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on March 31, 2014, 11:43:35 pm
Well, here's hoping I don't get murdered.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: J-Mann on March 31, 2014, 11:53:34 pm
Indy bench pressed 75 lbs today. I realize how pitifully small that sounds to some of you but keep in mind I'd never used free weights in my life up until a few weeks ago and I'm trying to rebuild my body after nearly a year of treating it very badly and eating next to nothing apart from coffee, alcohol, sleeping pills and antidepressants.

I can't seem to gain any weight though. I bought some kind of mass builder powder that I've been drinking with 2% milk after I work out, but I still can't get over 150 pounds.

Try this workout for eight weeks -- I put on 30 lbs while doing it.

http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/insane-like-bane-training-program (http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/insane-like-bane-training-program)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 01, 2014, 05:11:52 pm
Just checked my student email. Apparently, Ford is giving out some grant for whoever can design a service learning project fitted to meet the needs of yadda yadda yadda. While I'm sure there are folks that might be good at this, I'm not. Thus, as I was about to dismiss the thing entirely, I saw the name of the sender; a pretty hot MBA chick who'd spoken twice in panels in my Catholicism class. I now have some very important decisions to make.

In other news, I've been nominated for a couple of positions. There are two I probably can't get elected to (Vice President's a pretty big long shot), and two that I could probably win. Thing is, out of those two, the one I don't really care for has a guy form my pledge class in it that I think could do well. However, if I can't get the third position (Secretary), then that'd be my last shot at winning anything. Moral dilemmas. The best course of action, of course, is to win one of the first three. We'll see how things go.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on April 06, 2014, 10:54:40 am
I went full Atlas last night.

Guys, don't go full Atlas


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Solidarity Forever on April 06, 2014, 01:15:39 pm
I went full Atlas last night.

Guys, don't go full Atlas

Juicy details?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on April 06, 2014, 02:11:10 pm
I went full Atlas last night.

Guys, don't go full Atlas

Juicy details?

I went full Atlas last night.

Guys, don't go full Atlas

Juicy details?

Decided to explain to a group of people (including the girl I'm into), with maps, about my theory about Flight 370 and where I was from.

In all fairness nobody was sober, but it's safe to say I made sh*tting the bed look like an Olympic sport


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 06, 2014, 02:27:56 pm
I went full Atlas last night.

Guys, don't go full Atlas

Juicy details?

I went full Atlas last night.

Guys, don't go full Atlas

Juicy details?

Decided to explain to a group of people (including the girl I'm into), with maps, about my theory about Flight 370 and where I was from.

In all fairness nobody was sober, but it's safe to say I made sh*tting the bed look like an Olympic sport

I once tried to explain how the film "300" (and, by proxy, the graphic novel) was an allegory for war against Islam while under similar mental conditions.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on April 06, 2014, 05:39:50 pm
I turn twenty-one in two days. Since I don't really ever plan on drinking regularly, I'm going to buy a bottle of white wine, and then use it to make a sauce for some fish I'm cooking for friends who will be visiting next weekend. Also I'm trying to work out housing for my time at B.U. School of Theology and I'm starting to get really worried, since I don't deal well with roommates and don't want to have to ride the T to get to class, so my options are somewhat self-limiting.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: anvi on April 06, 2014, 08:10:04 pm
Have been very busy with lots of projects lately, and so have not been posting much.  I've been playing a lot of chess on Gameknot and have achieved a much higher rating than I had when I was in my early 20's playing tournaments, so am thinking about getting back into over-the-board live tournament play.  I'm going to be taking a leave of absence from my job here to teach for a year in Halifax, Nova Scotia for AY 2014-15, after which I'll return to my department here to begin my first term as its chair.  I'm also going to visit Columbia next March for some lectures and to spend time with friends, which I'm quite happy about because it will be my first trip to South America.  I'm generally too busy, but otherwise life has been good.

Hope those of you having a hard time yourselves lately or who have loved ones struggling will be met with a change of fortune soon.  Glad others are doing well.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Solidarity Forever on April 06, 2014, 09:37:18 pm
I turn twenty-one in two days. Since I don't really ever plan on drinking regularly, I'm going to buy a bottle of white wine, and then use it to make a sauce for some fish I'm cooking for friends who will be visiting next weekend. Also I'm trying to work out housing for my time at B.U. School of Theology and I'm starting to get really worried, since I don't deal well with roommates and don't want to have to ride the T to get to class, so my options are somewhat self-limiting.

Huh. I thought you were older and wiser.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on April 06, 2014, 10:38:14 pm
I turn twenty-one in two days. Since I don't really ever plan on drinking regularly, I'm going to buy a bottle of white wine, and then use it to make a sauce for some fish I'm cooking for friends who will be visiting next weekend. Also I'm trying to work out housing for my time at B.U. School of Theology and I'm starting to get really worried, since I don't deal well with roommates and don't want to have to ride the T to get to class, so my options are somewhat self-limiting.

Huh. I thought you were older and wiser.

Well, I've had an inordinate amount of sh[Inks] happen to me. My teen years did not treat me well.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 06, 2014, 10:58:52 pm
I turn twenty-one in two days. Since I don't really ever plan on drinking regularly, I'm going to buy a bottle of white wine, and then use it to make a sauce for some fish I'm cooking for friends who will be visiting next weekend.

:(

Couldn't you at least be one of those hipster micro-brew types?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on April 07, 2014, 12:22:55 am
I turn twenty-one in two days. Since I don't really ever plan on drinking regularly, I'm going to buy a bottle of white wine, and then use it to make a sauce for some fish I'm cooking for friends who will be visiting next weekend.

:(

Couldn't you at least be one of those hipster micro-brew types?

I would if I could but I have a family history of alcoholism that I'd like to avoid. I might finish off the wine if there's any left over.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 07, 2014, 12:24:41 am
I turn twenty-one in two days. Since I don't really ever plan on drinking regularly, I'm going to buy a bottle of white wine, and then use it to make a sauce for some fish I'm cooking for friends who will be visiting next weekend.

:(

Couldn't you at least be one of those hipster micro-brew types?

I would if I could but I have a family history of alcoholism that I'd like to avoid. I might finish off the wine if there's any left over.

Gotcha.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on April 07, 2014, 12:29:11 am
On another note, under the circumstances I would strongly prefer not to be in love, but I have no idea any more.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on April 07, 2014, 12:35:50 am
Well, it would be hard to be less vague than that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on April 07, 2014, 12:38:52 am
Well, it would be hard to be less vague than that.

I'm sorry but there really isn't that much more that I'm comfortable explaining. There's somebody in my life about whom I have very strong and complicated feelings, and because sex is off the table even as an abstract concept I have a hard time identifying what does and does not constitute romantic feeling. The circumstances of my relationship with this person make it pointedly preferable that the feelings not be romantic.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 07, 2014, 12:42:07 am
Well, it would be hard to be less vague than that.

I'm sorry but there really isn't that much more that I'm comfortable explaining. There's somebody in my life about whom I have very strong and complicated feelings, and because sex is off the table even as an abstract concept I have a hard time identifying what does and does not constitute romantic feeling. The circumstances of my relationship with this person make it pointedly preferable that the feelings not be romantic.

A nun?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on April 07, 2014, 12:54:17 am
Well, it would be hard to be less vague than that.

I'm sorry but there really isn't that much more that I'm comfortable explaining. There's somebody in my life about whom I have very strong and complicated feelings, and because sex is off the table even as an abstract concept I have a hard time identifying what does and does not constitute romantic feeling. The circumstances of my relationship with this person make it pointedly preferable that the feelings not be romantic.

A nun?

No, just somebody with a very difficult personality. Sex is off the table for reasons to do with my personality, actually.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on April 07, 2014, 05:46:40 am
Well, it would be hard to be less vague than that.

I'm sorry but there really isn't that much more that I'm comfortable explaining. There's somebody in my life about whom I have very strong and complicated feelings, and because sex is off the table even as an abstract concept I have a hard time identifying what does and does not constitute romantic feeling. The circumstances of my relationship with this person make it pointedly preferable that the feelings not be romantic.

You gave me precious advice when I was in a somewhat similar situation, so I owe you the same. I am not, obviously, in a position to give worthwhile advice on this subject, but I hope it can still help you a bit.

IMO, the only worthwhile question is whether the feeling is reciprocal. If it is, nothing wrong should come out of it (I know things are sometime more complicated than that, but still, I think it's better to live under the assumptions that things work this way) and you two should go as far as you both wish to. If it's not, but you still have some degree of intimacy with that person, then I think you two should have a frank honest conversation about it. Ambiguity is the single worst thing in those circumstances. Things won't necessarily be fine, but hopefully the person will understand your situation and you will maintain the relationship you had.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 07, 2014, 01:08:45 pm
Elections tonight. "Electrogasm", a party we host every year, went off without a hitch despite the fact that our basement insisted on flooding due to the ridiculous weather we got. We're doing "White Trash Bash" this upcoming Friday. The Fraternity named a new sweetheart like... last Thursday and things have been chill with that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on April 08, 2014, 12:37:25 am
The good news: Won $330 at a pub quiz tonight, split three ways.  My favorite question of said quiz: after the USA, what country received the second-highest number of European immigrants during the great emigration wave from the mid-1800s to early 1900s?

The bad news: We whiffed on the number of California's Prop 13 (I thought it was Prop 17; one of my teammates thought it was 7 or 11).  Bah.  Way to lose all my Atlas cred. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on April 08, 2014, 12:38:49 am
Is the answer Argentina or Brazil?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on April 08, 2014, 12:44:33 am
Is the answer Argentina or Brazil?

Argentina, which I figured out primarily because plenty of Italian (and German and even English, but mostly Italian) immigrants populate Jorge Luis Borges' stories.  

(And, well, Argentina is a lot whiter than the rest of Latin America, and it wasn't gonna be Canadia or Australia or anything like that.)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 08, 2014, 12:45:49 am
Turns out, with the right speech and previous good record, a guy who's only been fully active one semester can be elected Secretary (there's an official name, not worth explaining). Movin' up in the world.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 08, 2014, 02:40:08 pm
I'm having a dilemma. I've been talking to a bunch of girls off and on, and one of the girls lives in Raleigh. A few nights ago, she got drunk and started going off on how much she cared for me and liked me, and how much she misses me, and how I need to be around to take care of her and control her, and how I need to take all of her for myself. Now, that sounds fine, but I had no idea we were moving that far along. She's too far away to make anything of it, and I can't see her that often with my bar stuff coming up.

I'm also talking to another girl who goes to law school with me. She's a 1L.

I am about to get myself in a lot of trouble either way. I'm not sure how to avoid it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on April 08, 2014, 02:42:16 pm
I'm having a dilemma. I've been talking to a bunch of girls off and on, and one of the girls lives in Raleigh. A few nights ago, she got drunk and started going off on how much she cared for me and liked me, and how much she misses me, and how I need to be around to take care of her and control her, and how I need to take all of her for myself. Now, that sounds fine, but I had no idea we were moving that far along. She's too far away to make anything of it, and I can't see her that often with my bar stuff coming up.

I'm also talking to another girl who goes to law school with me. She's a 1L.

I am about to get myself in a lot of trouble either way. I'm not sure how to avoid it.
Duke, you're not gay?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 08, 2014, 02:43:59 pm
I'm having a dilemma. I've been talking to a bunch of girls off and on, and one of the girls lives in Raleigh. A few nights ago, she got drunk and started going off on how much she cared for me and liked me, and how much she misses me, and how I need to be around to take care of her and control her, and how I need to take all of her for myself. Now, that sounds fine, but I had no idea we were moving that far along. She's too far away to make anything of it, and I can't see her that often with my bar stuff coming up.

I'm also talking to another girl who goes to law school with me. She's a 1L.

I am about to get myself in a lot of trouble either way. I'm not sure how to avoid it.
Duke, you're not gay?

Of course not.

I have been adopted as an honorary gay by the forum, but sadly, I am not gay. :( I am forever destined to deal with women and their troubles.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on April 08, 2014, 02:46:45 pm
I'm having a dilemma. I've been talking to a bunch of girls off and on, and one of the girls lives in Raleigh. A few nights ago, she got drunk and started going off on how much she cared for me and liked me, and how much she misses me, and how I need to be around to take care of her and control her, and how I need to take all of her for myself. Now, that sounds fine, but I had no idea we were moving that far along. She's too far away to make anything of it, and I can't see her that often with my bar stuff coming up.

I'm also talking to another girl who goes to law school with me. She's a 1L.

I am about to get myself in a lot of trouble either way. I'm not sure how to avoid it.
Duke, you're not gay?

Of course not.

I have been adopted as an honorary gay by the forum, but sadly, I am not gay. :( I am forever destined to deal with women and their troubles.
So your love story with AndrewTexas was a total fake? Congratulations, I have seriously believed you were in relationship with him :P.



Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 08, 2014, 02:48:21 pm
I'm having a dilemma. I've been talking to a bunch of girls off and on, and one of the girls lives in Raleigh. A few nights ago, she got drunk and started going off on how much she cared for me and liked me, and how much she misses me, and how I need to be around to take care of her and control her, and how I need to take all of her for myself. Now, that sounds fine, but I had no idea we were moving that far along. She's too far away to make anything of it, and I can't see her that often with my bar stuff coming up.

I'm also talking to another girl who goes to law school with me. She's a 1L.

I am about to get myself in a lot of trouble either way. I'm not sure how to avoid it.
Duke, you're not gay?

Of course not.

I have been adopted as an honorary gay by the forum, but sadly, I am not gay. :( I am forever destined to deal with women and their troubles.
So your love story with AndrewTexas was a total fake? Congratulations, I have seriously believed you were in relationship with him :P.



Well, I love AndrewTX and Marokai with all of my heart and soul. It's complicated, really... I have so many complicated relationships in my life. Probably more than most here.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on April 08, 2014, 02:49:18 pm
I'm having a dilemma. I've been talking to a bunch of girls off and on, and one of the girls lives in Raleigh. A few nights ago, she got drunk and started going off on how much she cared for me and liked me, and how much she misses me, and how I need to be around to take care of her and control her, and how I need to take all of her for myself. Now, that sounds fine, but I had no idea we were moving that far along. She's too far away to make anything of it, and I can't see her that often with my bar stuff coming up.

I'm also talking to another girl who goes to law school with me. She's a 1L.

I am about to get myself in a lot of trouble either way. I'm not sure how to avoid it.
Duke, you're not gay?

Of course not.

I have been adopted as an honorary gay by the forum, but sadly, I am not gay. :( I am forever destined to deal with women and their troubles.
So your love story with AndrewTexas was a total fake? Congratulations, I have seriously believed you were in relationship with him :P.



Well, I love AndrewTX and Marokai with all of my heart and soul. It's complicated, really... I have so many complicated relationships in my life. Probably more than most here.
Maybe you're simply bisexual? :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on April 08, 2014, 03:01:51 pm
Maybe you're simply bisexual? :P

He'd be better off if he was.  Less girl problems.  ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 08, 2014, 03:05:55 pm
No, I'm not bisexual either. But yeah, as Grumps said, my life would be a lot easier if I was. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on April 08, 2014, 03:08:33 pm
No, I'm not bisexual either. But yeah, as Grumps said, my life would be a lot easier if I was. :P

Dude, I've notice you're drawn to the clingy babes............not good. :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 08, 2014, 03:11:11 pm
No, I'm not bisexual either. But yeah, as Grumps said, my life would be a lot easier if I was. :P

Dude, I've notice you're drawn to the clingy babes............not good. :(

Aren't they all that way? Maybe it's a southern girl thing?

I guess I just engage with the wrong types. Now the waters are going to get muddy again, but thankfully I'll have so much work to do I won't have any time to be available to deal with it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on April 08, 2014, 03:12:13 pm
No, I'm not bisexual either. But yeah, as Grumps said, my life would be a lot easier if I was. :P
It's so complicate to understand you! That's why you're interesting!

------
And Grumps, I'm not sure I agree with you. If he were bisexual= more problems because he would have boys problems too, wouldn't he? :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on April 08, 2014, 03:35:29 pm
No, I'm not bisexual either. But yeah, as Grumps said, my life would be a lot easier if I was. :P
It's so complicate to understand you! That's why you're interesting!

------
And Grumps, I'm not sure I agree with you. If he were bisexual= more problems because he would have boys problems too, wouldn't he? :P

From what the elderly gay here have posted it's not such a big deal.  Maybe the  younger ones can weigh in.

Dukey, you need to find a proper southern belle, if such a thing exists.  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 08, 2014, 04:11:52 pm
No, I'm not bisexual either. But yeah, as Grumps said, my life would be a lot easier if I was. :P
It's so complicate to understand you! That's why you're interesting!

------
And Grumps, I'm not sure I agree with you. If he were bisexual= more problems because he would have boys problems too, wouldn't he? :P

From what the elderly gay here have posted it's not such a big deal.  Maybe the  younger ones can weigh in.

Dukey, you need to find a proper southern belle, if such a thing exists.  :)

the southern belles are the clingy ones... well actually all the girls I've come across are clingy in their own way. I wouldn't know what to do if they were independent.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on April 08, 2014, 04:23:25 pm
Is the answer Argentina or Brazil?

Argentina, which I figured out primarily because plenty of Italian (and German and even English, but mostly Italian) immigrants populate Jorge Luis Borges' stories.  

(And, well, Argentina is a lot whiter than the rest of Latin America, and it wasn't gonna be Canadia or Australia or anything like that.)

Did 'which country was the first to introduce female suffrage' question come up. That piece of trivia has come in useful for me on many a school trip/end of year/New Years quiz ;). Almost every time...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on April 11, 2014, 01:59:52 am
Just registered for the ACT :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 11, 2014, 09:56:36 am
I'm going to see the clingy girl this weekend. My plan is to make her aware that I will have almost no time to see her after this weekend because of exams and the bar. I'm hoping she will back off after that.

She's a sweet girl, but I have so much ahead of me that takes priority over anyone at this point. She says she understands that, but I really don't think she does.

I wish these girls wouldn't be so clingy with me.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on April 11, 2014, 10:20:38 am
I'm going to see the clingy girl this weekend. My plan is to make her aware that I will have almost no time to see her after this weekend because of exams and the bar. I'm hoping she will back off after that.

She's a sweet girl, but I have so much ahead of me that takes priority over anyone at this point. She says she understands that, but I really don't think she does.

I wish these girls wouldn't be so clingy with me.

You do realize that getting her liquored up and banging her brains out is not going to help your cause here, right, Dukey?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 11, 2014, 12:48:53 pm
Yeah I know. I need to be careful. Eventually I fear I'm going to have to upset her, but I can't let it get in the way of my future. She knows what's going on in my life. She needs to expect it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 14, 2014, 06:09:07 pm
Yeah, this girl is pretty hooked and I'm not at all sure of what to do about it. I didn't bang her this weekend, yeah everything but, but I was paranoid she might try to get pregnant or something, which probably isn't going to happen, but I've became terribly paranoid as the bar approaches.

She spent the weekend all over me, and has gotten more and more intimate each time we get together. I'm hoping that once May rolls around and I disappear to study for the bar, we will just drift apart and she will lose interest. I don't want to have any messy situation on my hands with all the other things I am juggling right now.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on April 14, 2014, 06:34:54 pm
Yikes, if she's the sort to get herself pregnant I'd say run away. But then again, I'm in no position to give advice on this, and my sole action ever has been to run away and hide, so...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on April 14, 2014, 11:12:34 pm
20RP12 is coming to visit me tomorrow (well technically today since it's midnight but whatever).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 14, 2014, 11:26:02 pm
Yikes, if she's the sort to get herself pregnant I'd say run away. But then again, I'm in no position to give advice on this, and my sole action ever has been to run away and hide, so...

Oh I don't think she's that type; I'm just being paranoid. She's on birth control, or so she says.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on April 15, 2014, 12:00:32 am
Yikes, if she's the sort to get herself pregnant I'd say run away. But then again, I'm in no position to give advice on this, and my sole action ever has been to run away and hide, so...

Oh I don't think she's that type; I'm just being paranoid. She's on birth control, or so she says.

Let us know if there's a Lil' Duke running around in ~9 months.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MaxQue on April 15, 2014, 12:13:45 am
Yikes, if she's the sort to get herself pregnant I'd say run away. But then again, I'm in no position to give advice on this, and my sole action ever has been to run away and hide, so...

Oh I don't think she's that type; I'm just being paranoid. She's on birth control, or so she says.

Let us know if there's a Lil' Duke running around in ~9 months.

If the baby is running in 9 months, the girl is not from Earth.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fritz on April 15, 2014, 12:33:04 am
Okay, getting away from my roommate's health misadventures, I have a tax story.  I am now on social security disability (parkinsons disease), and that is my only income.  I honestly thought this years taxes would be a cakewalk.  Wrong!  You see, I managed to get my student loans discharged due to my disabled status, to the tune of $53,000.  Turns out the IRS considers this cancellation of debt as INCOME.  Yow!  Between state and federal, I owe close to $15,000.  I went to H&R Block, and their words to me were, "You're screwed."  Needless to say, this is going to be a bitch to pay off.  But hey, at least I don't have to pay the student loans back!  :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on April 15, 2014, 01:19:59 am
Not going to be able to see the lunar eclipse tonight.  Solid clouds overhear with a slight drizzle and some intermittent cloud-to-cloud lightning.  Sigh.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on April 15, 2014, 01:31:16 am
Yikes, if she's the sort to get herself pregnant I'd say run away. But then again, I'm in no position to give advice on this, and my sole action ever has been to run away and hide, so...

Oh I don't think she's that type; I'm just being paranoid. She's on birth control, or so she says.

Let us know if there's a Lil' Duke running around in ~9 months.

If the baby is running in 9 months, the girl is not from Earth.

Duke's robust Greek DNA will produce babies of epic strength and agility.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 15, 2014, 03:49:20 pm
Good luck with the bar, Duke. Sorry to hear that, Fritz.

Got this week and next Monday left of classes, and then a week of exams. Hoping to start at Blue Star Demolition a little after that (hoping for a week's break). Gotta get some documents together, then I can hand the app packet over to someone who can run it over to Blue Star. I might have to redo the W4's, though, since they gave me ones for 2012. If that's the case, then I might try to retain the app until the guy with the new stuff (if he can get 2013 or 2014 or whatever ones) gets back on campus so I can copy the info down onto those.

Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority spaghetti dinner tonight in like 45 minutes.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on April 15, 2014, 05:21:29 pm
Yikes, if she's the sort to get herself pregnant I'd say run away. But then again, I'm in no position to give advice on this, and my sole action ever has been to run away and hide, so...

Oh I don't think she's that type; I'm just being paranoid. She's on birth control, or so she says.

Let us know if there's a Lil' Duke running around in ~9 months.

That's a rapper, right?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 16, 2014, 02:29:28 pm
I did not use a wrapper, no. I'm bad about that kind of stuff.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on April 16, 2014, 04:15:51 pm
Apparently the #CancelColbert girl is coming to my school Friday.

I'm all for LGBT equality but I'm not pleased my tuition is going to support this crap


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 16, 2014, 06:49:43 pm
Am launching an impromptu campaign for any position on my school's Student Government Association. There are three offices open and the only official candidate is running only for President, so I'm hoping my ~3 write-in votes so far can get me places. I'm utilizing social media just like Obama taught me and am hoping it pays off.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 16, 2014, 06:54:01 pm
Am launching an impromptu campaign for any position on my school's Student Government Association. There are three offices open and the only official candidate is running only for President, so I'm hoping my ~3 write-in votes so far can get me places. I'm utilizing social media just like Obama taught me and am hoping it pays off.
Can I be your Chuck Colson?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 16, 2014, 07:00:23 pm
Am launching an impromptu campaign for any position on my school's Student Government Association. There are three offices open and the only official candidate is running only for President, so I'm hoping my ~3 write-in votes so far can get me places. I'm utilizing social media just like Obama taught me and am hoping it pays off.
Can I be your Chuck Colson?

Too lazy to look up what specific part in Watergate he played, but yes. In fact, it's encouraged.

Just ran into a kid that was involved with SGA recently, he warned me not to do it since it's a complete f#ckup over there. I'm sure I'll hate it assuming I do win, but it's A) one more thing for the resum'e, B) a chance to fix something C) a chance to spread Sigma Pi's influence throughout the halls of UDM, D) another way to troll this awful school, and E) it'll function as a way to segue into running both Sigma Pi and UDM from my room in the House next semester.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on April 16, 2014, 07:43:25 pm
Sister is apparently staying up in NH past the day I get back, and I'm fine with that. The reason why she's up here (that I'd rather not get into) is so serious that "deadlines" are really irrelevant.

It's been a long road for the poor girl, but we're in the end-game now. I'm confident that she has a backup plan if this doesn't work out, and she's working her ass off to get out of here. I'm glad we all can finally put this behind us.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on April 17, 2014, 06:32:26 am
Apparently the #CancelColbert girl is coming to my school Friday.

I'm all for LGBT equality but I'm not pleased my tuition is going to support this crap

Wait, why are LGBT activists going after Colbert?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on April 17, 2014, 06:38:37 am
I did not use a wrapper, no. I'm bad about that kind of stuff.

Seriously? Ugh, it's not that difficult lol


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 17, 2014, 10:26:03 am
When I got back to my room last night/this morning, I put a bottle of whisky in my freezer. I'd put stuff in there before, but I guess I hadn't accounted for the fact that Jim Beam fifths are rectangular in body while Royal Canadian is round. In any case, roll, roll, roll, crash, and that was the end of that. I suck.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on April 17, 2014, 12:49:39 pm
When I got back to my room last night/this morning, I put a bottle of whisky in my freezer. I'd put stuff in there before, but I guess I hadn't accounted for the fact that Jim Beam fifths are rectangular in body while Royal Canadian is round. In any case, roll, roll, roll, crash, and that was the end of that. I suck.

When I was a freshman, I more or less had a tantrum when one of my roommates attempted to keep alcohol in the freezer (Vodka) and beer in the fridge. I basically told him he could keep them anywhere but the fridge/freezer. So he kept the vodka in his room at room temp and simply did his beer drinking elsewhere. He didn't like me very much.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 17, 2014, 12:57:20 pm
When I got back to my room last night/this morning, I put a bottle of whisky in my freezer. I'd put stuff in there before, but I guess I hadn't accounted for the fact that Jim Beam fifths are rectangular in body while Royal Canadian is round. In any case, roll, roll, roll, crash, and that was the end of that. I suck.

When I was a freshman, I more or less had a tantrum when one of my roommates attempted to keep alcohol in the freezer (Vodka) and beer in the fridge. I basically told him he could keep them anywhere but the fridge/freezer. So he kept the vodka in his room at room temp and simply did his beer drinking elsewhere. He didn't like me very much.

I don't have a room mate this semester since he transferred to MSU, but he was the first one of us that was storing beer in the fridge. Second his mom left from when he moved in, he opened his hockey bag and was like "time for the stash". I wonder which of us has stored more stuff... Could still be him given that most of my stuff gets drunk or disappears at the House. I've cleaned it up now and thanks to Febreeze, my towel doesn't completely reek of whiskey.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on April 17, 2014, 01:14:19 pm
Apparently the #CancelColbert girl is coming to my school Friday.

I'm all for LGBT equality but I'm not pleased my tuition is going to support this crap

Wait, why are LGBT activists going after Colbert?

She's speaking at a pro-LGBT conference at my uni about feminism. It's not really an LGBT thing.

I'm completely behind the social justice movement, but I'm not behind juvenile SJW bullsh*t. And if you look at Suey Park's interview, she has the mentality of a SJW.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on April 17, 2014, 01:19:11 pm
Apparently the #CancelColbert girl is coming to my school Friday.

I'm all for LGBT equality but I'm not pleased my tuition is going to support this crap

Wait, why are LGBT activists going after Colbert?

She's speaking at a pro-LGBT conference at my uni about feminism. It's not really an LGBT thing.

I'm completely behind the social justice movement, but I'm not behind juvenile SJW bullsh*t. And if you look at Suey Park's interview, she has the mentality of a SJW.

But again, why would these groups of people have anything against Colbert? He seems pretty clearly to be on the right side of social justice issues.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 17, 2014, 02:23:16 pm
Social justice is now a movement? I thought it was just a "thing". However, if you actually think what "civil rights" means and how it's come to refer to one specific movement, it makes more sense.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on April 17, 2014, 02:44:53 pm
I get to read Psalm 22 at a Good Friday service tomorrow.  I pointed out that it can be read in a fairly dramatic fashion, and have been given free reign to do so, tho I wonder if they realize how far I can go in that direction.  (Keep in mind that I thoroughly enjoyed Theodore Roosevelt in a production of Arsenic and Old Lace some years ago, and was willing to get so much into the part that I shaved off my beard to go back to only a mustache even tho that was not a requirement for that particular production.)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 17, 2014, 06:22:58 pm
I ran a mile further and 42 seconds less per mile today than my previous 10 runs. Not sure if it's my law school classes ending for good today or what, but I sure felt great running. I improved my time the further I ran!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 17, 2014, 08:02:18 pm
I've decided that I want Putin to invade the 2016 board. Can we arrange this?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on April 17, 2014, 09:19:32 pm
I've decided that I want Putin to invade the 2016 board. Can we arrange this?
No.  Putin only invades when he thinks it is in his interest.  It is in absolutely no one's interest to annex the 2016 board.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 19, 2014, 11:12:17 am
So my brother is home, and I caught him watching "50/50" on one of those sorta sketchy free movie sites. How did he even find out about that movie? Not that I'm upset (he can't understand any of the humor or the plot), but why "50/50" and not the normal Sesame Street/Barney's Backyard Bonanza?

He got half way through the movie before he decided to watch "Thomas Comes To Breakfast" on my visiting cousin's I-pad.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Julian Assange is a Snowflake on April 19, 2014, 11:20:59 am
Apparently the #CancelColbert girl is coming to my school Friday.

I'm all for LGBT equality but I'm not pleased my tuition is going to support this crap

Wait, why are LGBT activists going after Colbert?

She's speaking at a pro-LGBT conference at my uni about feminism. It's not really an LGBT thing.

I'm completely behind the social justice movement, but I'm not behind juvenile SJW bullsh*t. And if you look at Suey Park's interview, she has the mentality of a SJW.

But again, why would these groups of people have anything against Colbert? He seems pretty clearly to be on the right side of social justice issues.

This girl started the #CancelColbert hashtag because he (in character obviously) made a racist joke against Asians on his show, to mock the Redskins owner trying to deflect criticism of his racist team name and mascot by donating some money to some Native American foundation. The show's Twitter (which of course is not made by Colbert himself) retweeted the joke but with the context missing it sounded worse than it actually was. It was deleted but that wasn't enough for her and a couple of her colleagues who started the campaign. Backlash resulted, mostly just laughing at her but of course there was a little bit of sexist and racist comments which she cherry picked to highlight and prove she was right all along. All around stupidity ensues.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on April 19, 2014, 11:45:35 am
Apparently the #CancelColbert girl is coming to my school Friday.

I'm all for LGBT equality but I'm not pleased my tuition is going to support this crap

Wait, why are LGBT activists going after Colbert?

She's speaking at a pro-LGBT conference at my uni about feminism. It's not really an LGBT thing.

I'm completely behind the social justice movement, but I'm not behind juvenile SJW bullsh*t. And if you look at Suey Park's interview, she has the mentality of a SJW.

But again, why would these groups of people have anything against Colbert? He seems pretty clearly to be on the right side of social justice issues.

This girl started the #CancelColbert hashtag because he (in character obviously) made a racist joke against Asians on his show, to mock the Redskins owner trying to deflect criticism of his racist team name and mascot by donating some money to some Native American foundation. The show's Twitter (which of course is not made by Colbert himself) retweeted the joke but with the context missing it sounded worse than it actually was. It was deleted but that wasn't enough for her and a couple of her colleagues who started the campaign. Backlash resulted, mostly just laughing at her but of course there was a little bit of sexist and racist comments which she cherry picked to highlight and prove she was right all along. All around stupidity ensues.

Uggggh...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on April 19, 2014, 11:57:29 am
I am still concerned that my reading of Psalm 22 at the Good Friday service (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=180782.msg4133423#msg4133423) was overdramatic given the way the rest of the service went. But it got good reviews, so what do I know?  I will say this tho, the NRSV is not the best translation for a dramatic reading of Psalm 22, but as it's the version in the pew Bibles, it is what I went with.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hifly on April 19, 2014, 12:02:20 pm
I am still concerned that my reading of Psalm 22 at the Good Friday service (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=180782.msg4133423#msg4133423) was overdramatic given the way the rest of the service went. But it got good reviews, so what do I know?  I will say this tho, the NRSV is not the best translation for a dramatic reading of Psalm 22, but as it's the version in the pew Bibles, it is what I went with.

Did you guys also do the Prayer for the Faithless Jews?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on April 19, 2014, 12:25:08 pm
Well, I actually beat my expected goal. What I expected to lose in 6 months, I lost in 5. As my college Dean once said, "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son". My hard work has paid off, and I'm excited to work at my next goal. I'm happy to have lost all this weight, and can't wait to see all the new opportunities that life has to show me.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on April 19, 2014, 12:27:47 pm
Did you guys also do the Prayer for the Faithless Jews?

Not quite.  There were quite a few prayers including a prayer for the Jews, a prayer for those theists who don't believe in Christ, and a prayer for atheists, but not one specific to faithless Jews.

The prayer for the Jews was:
Almighty and eternal God,
long ago you gave your promise to Abraham and your teaching to Moses.
Hear our prayers that the people you called and elected as your own
may receive the fulfillment of the covenant's promises.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.


The prayer for non-Christian theists was:
Almighty and eternal God, gather into your embrace
all those who cal out to you under different names.
Bring an end to inter-religious strife,
and make us more faithful witnesses
of the love made known to us in your Son.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on April 19, 2014, 12:53:11 pm
Well, I actually beat my expected goal. What I expected to lose in 6 months, I lost in 5. As my college Dean once said, "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son". My hard work has paid off, and I'm excited to work at my next goal. I'm happy to have lost all this weight, and can't wait to see all the new opportunities that life has to show me.

Congratulations :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 19, 2014, 12:55:41 pm
Well, I actually beat my expected goal. What I expected to lose in 6 months, I lost in 5. As my college Dean once said, "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son". My hard work has paid off, and I'm excited to work at my next goal. I'm happy to have lost all this weight, and can't wait to see all the new opportunities that life has to show me.

Congrats, sweetie. I'm proud of you!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fed. Pac. Chairman Devin on April 19, 2014, 12:59:58 pm
Apparently the #CancelColbert girl is coming to my school Friday.

I'm all for LGBT equality but I'm not pleased my tuition is going to support this crap

Wait, why are LGBT activists going after Colbert?

She's speaking at a pro-LGBT conference at my uni about feminism. It's not really an LGBT thing.

I'm completely behind the social justice movement, but I'm not behind juvenile SJW bullsh*t. And if you look at Suey Park's interview, she has the mentality of a SJW.

But again, why would these groups of people have anything against Colbert? He seems pretty clearly to be on the right side of social justice issues.

This girl started the #CancelColbert hashtag because he (in character obviously) made a racist joke against Asians on his show, to mock the Redskins owner trying to deflect criticism of his racist team name and mascot by donating some money to some Native American foundation. The show's Twitter (which of course is not made by Colbert himself) retweeted the joke but with the context missing it sounded worse than it actually was. It was deleted but that wasn't enough for her and a couple of her colleagues who started the campaign. Backlash resulted, mostly just laughing at her but of course there was a little bit of sexist and racist comments which she cherry picked to highlight and prove she was right all along. All around stupidity ensues.
Sounds like the girl from Feminist frequency.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 19, 2014, 01:02:54 pm
First final exams and projects are Tuesday. Got a three-page History "paper" due at 8 and a Poli-Sci exam at 11. Plan on studying for Poli-Sci when I get back to campus on Sunday, so my main issue is late homework for Statistics combined with my paper. Wednesday is Criminal Law (which we might not have an exam for) and Statistics. Stats is the big issue here. Due Thursday is a Catholicism paper of sorts combined with an oral exam on Friday. Monday the 28th is the last thing with a project due and an exam.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fed. Pac. Chairman Devin on April 19, 2014, 01:22:18 pm
Got a call from a couple schools, asking me to come try out for the football team. So im going to Wazzu tomorrow, and UW on Tuesday. After that im heading to Olympia, to have lunch with my State Senator, and pick up my kids. Oh and as of today im officially engaged!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 19, 2014, 01:32:22 pm
Got a call from a couple schools, asking me to come try out for the football team. So im going to Wazzu tomorrow, and UW on Tuesday. After that im heading to Olympia, to have lunch with my State Senator, and pick up my kids. Oh and as of today im officially engaged!

You're old enough to be engaged and have kids but young enough to still be trying out for college football teams? What's going on, son?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fed. Pac. Chairman Devin on April 19, 2014, 01:39:09 pm
Got a call from a couple schools, asking me to come try out for the football team. So im going to Wazzu tomorrow, and UW on Tuesday. After that im heading to Olympia, to have lunch with my State Senator, and pick up my kids. Oh and as of today im officially engaged!

You're old enough to be engaged and have kids but young enough to still be trying out for college football teams? What's going on, son?
I was sexually abused by an older girl. That gave me my son, then my daughter was born because of a fling with a ex. Also my mother gave me permission to marry her.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on April 19, 2014, 01:40:02 pm
Cool.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: National Progressive on April 19, 2014, 04:16:52 pm
So I'm going off to Iowa tomorrow...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on April 19, 2014, 04:42:36 pm
So I'm going off to Iowa tomorrow...

Why?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on April 19, 2014, 04:55:17 pm
Got a call from a couple schools, asking me to come try out for the football team. So im going to Wazzu tomorrow, and UW on Tuesday. After that im heading to Olympia, to have lunch with my State Senator, and pick up my kids. Oh and as of today im officially engaged!

You're old enough to be engaged and have kids but young enough to still be trying out for college football teams? What's going on, son?
I was sexually abused by an older girl. That gave me my son, then my daughter was born because of a fling with a ex. Also my mother gave me permission to marry her.

Interesting premise. I can see it after the Update timeslot.

Have a first season pitch on my desk by Wednesday.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: National Progressive on April 19, 2014, 05:36:27 pm

Visiting Grinnell College. Also its rather embarassing to admit, but it'll be the first time I'm out of California...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on April 19, 2014, 05:39:34 pm

Visiting Grinnell College. Also its rather embarassing to admit, but it'll be the first time I'm out of California...

Look, we know you're thinking about a 2016 run.  You don't have to hide it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on April 19, 2014, 05:47:53 pm

Visiting Grinnell College. Also its rather embarassing to admit, but it'll be the first time I'm out of California...

Oh my that is an expensive college, well have fun outside of California!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on April 19, 2014, 06:14:25 pm

Visiting Grinnell College. Also its rather embarassing to admit, but it'll be the first time I'm out of California...

Wow, that's just two counties away from my birthplace!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: National Progressive on April 19, 2014, 10:12:04 pm

Visiting Grinnell College. Also its rather embarassing to admit, but it'll be the first time I'm out of California...

Oh my that is an expensive college, well have fun outside of California!

Thanks. :)


Visiting Grinnell College. Also its rather embarassing to admit, but it'll be the first time I'm out of California...

Wow, that's just two counties away from my birthplace!

Were you born in Des Moines?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on April 20, 2014, 03:40:22 am

Visiting Grinnell College. Also its rather embarassing to admit, but it'll be the first time I'm out of California...

Wow, that's just two counties away from my birthplace!

Were you born in Des Moines?


Iowa City.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on April 20, 2014, 04:24:37 pm

Visiting Grinnell College. Also its rather embarassing to admit, but it'll be the first time I'm out of California...

And you're going to...Iowa. Well, have fun with that.

But as a jaded college graduate who has dealt with things like student loan debt and the importance of a broad alumni network, I'm still going to advise you to go to the best UC school you can get into.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 20, 2014, 04:28:26 pm
Ahhhh, the girl I was worrying over got drunk last night and told me she wanted to be exclusive with me, and that she "needed" me in her life to keep her in line, and that she was tired of being the crazy single girl and really liked me and wished she didn't. 

I really don't know what to do. I either hurt her now and tell her I don't have time to start a relationship with all of this stuff upcoming or just wait and let her figure it out on her own in a months time. I'm just hoping she doesn't remember she said what she said today.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on April 20, 2014, 04:33:36 pm
Ahhhh, the girl I was worrying over got drunk last night and told me she wanted to be exclusive with me, and that she "needed" me in her life to keep her in line, and that she was tired of being the crazy single girl and really liked me and wished she didn't. 

I really don't know what to do. I either hurt her now and tell her I don't have time to start a relationship with all of this stuff upcoming or just wait and let her figure it out on her own in a months time. I'm just hoping she doesn't remember she said what she said today.

No. No. No. Abandon ship. Cash out your chips. Get off the bus.

You won't be able to get any future "benefits" from her, but it's not as if she's the only woman in the universe who can provide those "benefits."


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 20, 2014, 04:35:04 pm
Ahhhh, the girl I was worrying over got drunk last night and told me she wanted to be exclusive with me, and that she "needed" me in her life to keep her in line, and that she was tired of being the crazy single girl and really liked me and wished she didn't. 

I really don't know what to do. I either hurt her now and tell her I don't have time to start a relationship with all of this stuff upcoming or just wait and let her figure it out on her own in a months time. I'm just hoping she doesn't remember she said what she said today.

No. No. No. Abandon ship. Cash out your chips. Get off the bus.

You won't be able to get any future "benefits" from her, but it's not as if she's the only woman in the universe who can provide those "benefits."

There's no question I am going to abandon ship. I'm just not sure whether to cut it off now or just wait until I'm too busy to even bother with her and let her get the hint on her own.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on April 20, 2014, 04:37:19 pm
Ahhhh, the girl I was worrying over got drunk last night and told me she wanted to be exclusive with me, and that she "needed" me in her life to keep her in line, and that she was tired of being the crazy single girl and really liked me and wished she didn't. 

I really don't know what to do. I either hurt her now and tell her I don't have time to start a relationship with all of this stuff upcoming or just wait and let her figure it out on her own in a months time. I'm just hoping she doesn't remember she said what she said today.

No. No. No. Abandon ship. Cash out your chips. Get off the bus.

You won't be able to get any future "benefits" from her, but it's not as if she's the only woman in the universe who can provide those "benefits."

There's no question I am going to abandon ship. I'm just not sure whether to cut it off now or just wait until I'm too busy to even bother with her and let her get the hint on her own.

Now. She's clearly the wrong kind of crazy - the kind that does not take hints easily.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on April 20, 2014, 08:02:56 pm
Ahhhh, the girl I was worrying over got drunk last night and told me she wanted to be exclusive with me, and that she "needed" me in her life to keep her in line, and that she was tired of being the crazy single girl and really liked me and wished she didn't. 

I really don't know what to do. I either hurt her now and tell her I don't have time to start a relationship with all of this stuff upcoming or just wait and let her figure it out on her own in a months time. I'm just hoping she doesn't remember she said what she said today.

No. No. No. Abandon ship. Cash out your chips. Get off the bus.

You won't be able to get any future "benefits" from her, but it's not as if she's the only woman in the universe who can provide those "benefits."

There's no question I am going to abandon ship. I'm just not sure whether to cut it off now or just wait until I'm too busy to even bother with her and let her get the hint on her own.

Now. She's clearly the wrong kind of crazy - the kind that does not take hints easily.

NOW NOW NOW DUKEY.  RUNNNNNNN


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: CLARENCE 2015! on April 20, 2014, 08:07:32 pm
I ate too many peanut shells at Texas Roadhouse yesterday..........now my bowels are getting their revenge!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on April 20, 2014, 09:37:59 pm
My traditional trinity of chocolate Easter bunnies are gone. (One small bunny for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each.)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 21, 2014, 04:41:19 am
Second all-nighter in a row in preparation for finals. Afraid I'll get carpal tunnel syndrome. Took aderall (spelling?) for the first time in my life. Christ man, I felt like I could conquer the entire f#ckign earth. Wearing off now, and I know it since I feel hungry. Damn shame. I'm gonna hate when it hits 8 AM since that means I have class in an hour and I'd really rather keep plugging away at these study guides and papers.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 21, 2014, 09:16:36 am
Second all-nighter in a row in preparation for finals. Afraid I'll get carpal tunnel syndrome. Took aderall (spelling?) for the first time in my life. Christ man, I felt like I could conquer the entire f#ckign earth. Wearing off now, and I know it since I feel hungry. Damn shame. I'm gonna hate when it hits 8 AM since that means I have class in an hour and I'd really rather keep plugging away at these study guides and papers.
Have you slept at all in the last 48 hours?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 21, 2014, 11:00:50 am
Second all-nighter in a row in preparation for finals. Afraid I'll get carpal tunnel syndrome. Took aderall (spelling?) for the first time in my life. Christ man, I felt like I could conquer the entire f#ckign earth. Wearing off now, and I know it since I feel hungry. Damn shame. I'm gonna hate when it hits 8 AM since that means I have class in an hour and I'd really rather keep plugging away at these study guides and papers.
Have you slept at all in the last 48 hours?

Slept from about 9 AM to 2 PM on Eastern Sunday. Not really sure when I went to bed, that's an approximation. Could be 8 AM, which I think is more likely.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Torie on April 21, 2014, 03:45:57 pm

Visiting Grinnell College. Also its rather embarassing to admit, but it'll be the first time I'm out of California...

My older brother went there. He gives it mixed reviews, but then he was there in the late 1960's, so his experience is rather out of date.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 21, 2014, 06:01:46 pm
NBC Nightly News just featured a car wash in Parkland that hires only autistic men and women. It also is managed part time by my mom's friend (who is also my own autistic brother's teacher). My mom just saw her last week and she didn't mention it at all.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 21, 2014, 07:19:38 pm
Worked out and tried to get some sleep, a pitiful attempt. Now sitting here wondering if I should just caffeine up and start into the next load of sh#t or try once more to get some shuteye.

Also, it seems that the filling on my bottom left front tooth has whittled away, and in doing so, taken part of the original tooth with it. Maybe it's just because I appear to have bit my tongue and thus everything it touches feels weird, but that's my assessment of the situation.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 22, 2014, 12:02:06 pm
Finally got some sleep, thank God for seniors and Budweiser. Not sure how horrible my night might've been had those things coincided. Got done with my Poli-Sci exam. It was only two essay questions, but I'm not sure how well I did on the second one. Think I aced the first one, though.

Thought I might try to get some sleep since my head felt like sh#t, but it may have merely been a hydration issue as I'm feeling closer to normal now. At the House and probably gonna try to prepare for Criminal Law, which is 8 AM tomorrow. It's an optional exam, but my grade stands right now at a 79.06 (.94 away from a B of sorts) and the proff said to some chick as class wrapped up that if the exam was lower than one's current grade, he wouldn't even count it.

Also have Stats tomorrow. Probably one of my harder subjects, but I'm not terribly worried about it. I have two reviews which are the tests from the last two semesters or so, and I'll email her assistant if I run into issues with those.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on April 22, 2014, 02:12:21 pm
Today I've officially decided to enroll in Catawba College for the class of 2018.

Salisbury, here I come!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on April 22, 2014, 02:17:05 pm
Today I've officially decided to enroll in Catawba College for the class of 2018.

Salisbury, here I come!

Congratulations!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on April 22, 2014, 09:25:40 pm
Today I've officially decided to enroll in Catawba College for the class of 2018.

Salisbury, here I come!

Yay!

Are you gonna be in my CD (NC-05)?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: CLARENCE 2015! on April 22, 2014, 09:39:48 pm
Today I've officially decided to enroll in Catawba College for the class of 2018.

Salisbury, here I come!
Congratulations,Scott- you will do amazing things!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on April 22, 2014, 09:48:21 pm
Thanks, guys!

Today I've officially decided to enroll in Catawba College for the class of 2018.

Salisbury, here I come!

Yay!

Are you gonna be in my CD (NC-05)?

Yup!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on April 23, 2014, 12:53:55 am
The best part about living in Florida is killing that damned spider and then finding out it's a baby momma and taking half an hour to search and kill the babies


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cranberry on April 23, 2014, 09:13:44 am
The best part about living in Florida is killing that damned spider and then finding out it's a baby momma and taking half an hour to search and kill the babies

And that adds Florida to the list of places I will never visit.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on April 23, 2014, 02:53:42 pm
Apparently the neighbours think me and Michael are too noisy during certain activities :/


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Torie on April 23, 2014, 04:04:09 pm
Apparently the neighbours think me and Michael are too noisy during certain activities :/

Inadequate insulation eh?  You know what?  Where two bedrooms will be sharing a wall in my buildings in Hudson, I am making them sound proof. The only panting and grunts that I want to hear, are those of myself and my partner at the time.  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on April 23, 2014, 04:16:15 pm
I went hiking at Elk Knob State Park. The summit is gorgeous, and it has bunch of trees that are tiny- they were stunted by the wind.

The best part about living in Florida is killing that damned spider and then finding out it's a baby momma and taking half an hour to search and kill the babies

That certainly isn't just a FL thing, though I'm usually too lazy to kill the Spider in the first place.

Thanks, guys!

Today I've officially decided to enroll in Catawba College for the class of 2018.

Salisbury, here I come!

Yay!

Are you gonna be in my CD (NC-05)?

Yup!

Another Foxx victim, then! :P

Anyway, I hope you have a great time there. Salisbury's a nice city, and it has good location- it's about an even distance to both Charlotte and the Triad.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on April 24, 2014, 12:04:02 am
Anyway, I've been up far too long, trying to determine my vocal type. Time to go to bed.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Joe Republic on April 24, 2014, 12:31:45 am
Cindy Reid came into my store again today.  (Rory's wife, Harry's daughter-in-law)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on April 24, 2014, 01:35:29 pm
Apparently the neighbours think me and Michael are too noisy during certain activities :/

Playing a rousing game of Chess?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on April 24, 2014, 01:39:39 pm
Apparently the neighbours think me and Michael are too noisy during certain activities :/

Playing a rousing game of Chess?

Actually that would also apply :D Michael is a sore loser. Only child and all that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on April 24, 2014, 04:35:53 pm
No sex!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 24, 2014, 04:38:08 pm
My history teachers wife is running for town council in Germany as a Green candidate.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hifly on April 24, 2014, 05:23:43 pm
My history teachers wife is running for town council in Germany as a Green candidate.

Where?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 24, 2014, 05:27:51 pm
My history teachers wife is running for town council in Germany as a Green candidate.

Where?
Somewhere around Cologne.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on April 25, 2014, 11:16:52 am
I lost my glasses last night.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 25, 2014, 05:55:48 pm
One exam left and it's Computers on Monday, so screw it. Deciding what to buy in terms of drinks tonight. Today's been almost completely useless. Passed out after 4 AM on a couch in the House, woke up after 9, headed back. Went to sleep and woke up around 12:30 PM. I had an exam at 2 PM, it was an oral exam with my Religion professor and went well, so I went to breakfast, showered, and changed before going over to the building. Have been doing very little since.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on April 25, 2014, 06:11:55 pm
I'm going back to Corpus next week to work.. awesome. At least I'll be going back home to Connecticut in 2 weeks. w00t


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on April 25, 2014, 07:45:11 pm
Was at the mall last evening for some light exercise mixed in with shopping.  Unusually for me, I got drawn into a sales pitch/demonstration of some skin care products at one of the kiosks as I was walking past it. A charming young girl and she did her patter well.  I might have even bought some of the stuff she had to sell if it had been within my price range despite the fact that for me skin care is usually just soap and water, but $150, even if it was supposed to be a year's supply and included two "free" extras, was more than I was willing to consider for an impulse buy.  $90 and she might have gotten a sale, but not at $150 from this cheapskate.

Now during her patter she asked if I was married or happy, and then once I said I was happy asked how many girlfriends I had.  Now I didn't think of it at the time, but later, I wondered how she would have reacted had I said I had a boyfriend. (Not that there is anything wrong with that beyond that it would be a lie, but this is South Carolina.)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 27, 2014, 10:21:25 am
I was hoping Ernest would end that post with talking abor how the chick was hitting on him or how he got her number or something like that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on April 27, 2014, 12:05:48 pm
I was hoping Ernest would end that post with talking about how the chick was hitting on him or how he got her number or something like that.

Maybe if I'd bought the stuff.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on April 27, 2014, 12:23:40 pm
I've been painting again.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/t1.0-9/10320493_10152377269565993_1920651150552861684_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on April 27, 2014, 12:39:25 pm
And can you!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on April 27, 2014, 12:43:10 pm
That's very good, afleitch. :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on April 27, 2014, 12:56:03 pm
Afleitch > Dubya. ;D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 27, 2014, 01:46:46 pm
Thats absolutely incredible Afleitch! I've been painting in my art class, and for sh*ts and giggles painted Rick Scott with hilariously bad results :P.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on April 27, 2014, 02:27:21 pm
A bit abstract for my taste, but certainly better than what I could do.  Not that my interests run in that direction.  Writing, public speaking/acting, and music are arts that interest me more.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 27, 2014, 02:52:50 pm
Next week begins the last law school exams of my time here. I have one on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It's bittersweet really. I feel like I have learned a lot during my time in law school, and I have become much more cynical about some things in the process. :P

Anyway, I hope the next few days go by fast, because I am already tired of seeing all the people outside enjoying the sun and activities. Of course, I only have about 2-3 weeks off before I start studying for the bar...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 27, 2014, 04:24:37 pm
I've been helping out as a stage hand for a school play and am thinking of asking my friend who is in it to prom. But I know better than to ask for advice about that sorta thing on this forum, so I'm gonna wing it :P.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 27, 2014, 04:48:09 pm
Good luck, Sanch.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on April 27, 2014, 07:11:55 pm
I've been helping out as a stage hand for a school play and am thinking of asking my friend who is in it to prom. But I know better than to ask for advice about that sorta thing on this forum, so I'm gonna wing it :P.

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/bd8002ae6fbba459a9199bb22281a84a/tumblr_n3nobfpj211tp8xdeo1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on April 27, 2014, 08:39:16 pm
I'm gonna disagree with Xahar here a bit and tell you to not take the penis pic gambit completely off the table.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 27, 2014, 09:39:51 pm
Last exam tomorrow, I'm at home for the time being & will be driving back to Detroit in the morning. Gonna beta king this coming week off to chill at home before completely moving into the fraternity house in preparation for work. Also plan on spending every day at home smoke-free. Haven't touched one since I woke up, so that's good.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 28, 2014, 07:33:50 pm
I just found a full concert by "The Band" on Youtube (that is very rare) on the fifth anniversary of when I discovered them after watching "The Last Waltz." A gift from Saint Levon, no doubt.

Also, no luck on the prom situation. I'm doing stage crew in a play with the girl I intend to ask (she is a leading role), and the only "competition" asked another girl, so I'm in the clear. I just need a chance to actually ask her before Friday, when ticket sales end. Then I have two weeks to get the smell of Marlboro smoke out of my car, get a suit, etc.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 28, 2014, 07:36:04 pm
I have my workers compensation exam tomorrow! I can't wait to tell tales of being hurt on the job!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on April 28, 2014, 08:59:43 pm
What drives people to take up as disgusting a habit as cigarette smoking?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 28, 2014, 09:30:17 pm
What drives people to take up as disgusting a habit as cigarette smoking?
I just finished my nightly swisher. Its a good way to do something while doing nothing and fights off the boring nothingness that haunts our lives from time to time. Its my way to celebrate when happy and its my emotional outlet when depressed, and it doesn't alter your mind.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on April 28, 2014, 11:13:23 pm
What drives people to take up as disgusting a habit as cigarette smoking?
I just finished my nightly swisher. Its a good way to do something while doing nothing and fights off the boring nothingness that haunts our lives from time to time. Its my way to celebrate when happy and its my emotional outlet when depressed, and it doesn't alter your mind.

I guess that's a better reason than Ayn Rand's insistence that cigarettes represent the triumph of man over fire, or whatever she was raving about during one of her amphetamine benders.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 29, 2014, 10:44:17 am
Moved into my room at the House & a friend of mine brought her cousin to campus. Eventful night.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 29, 2014, 04:58:09 pm
What drives people to take up as disgusting a habit as cigarette smoking?
I just finished my nightly swisher. Its a good way to do something while doing nothing and fights off the boring nothingness that haunts our lives from time to time. Its my way to celebrate when happy and its my emotional outlet when depressed, and it doesn't alter your mind.

I guess that's a better reason than Ayn Rand's insistence that cigarettes represent the triumph of man over fire, or whatever she was raving about during one of her amphetamine benders.
I forgot she said that. I'll use that as my reasoning to get a rise out of people :P.

Anywho, Sanchez Prom Watch Day 3. Nothing. I'm getting frustrated at the lack of time and opportunities I have, but I know for a fact that I have a shot tommorow.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 29, 2014, 05:07:23 pm
Found out I got a 105 on the MPRE I took last month. Apparently I am very ethical, who knew? That score allows me to be bar admitted to any state in the US.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on April 29, 2014, 05:16:44 pm
What drives people to take up as disgusting a habit as cigarette smoking?

What drives people to be so bigoted?

In any case, Sanch, I advise a heavy carpet-bombing of Febreeze. May have to unsmell (or even spend money and dry clean!) a suit myself for some weird prom situation I ended up with concerning the chick mentioned in my above post. Strangest situation I've yet to be in.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on April 29, 2014, 06:32:09 pm
In any case, Sanch, I advise a heavy carpet-bombing of Febreeze. May have to unsmell (or even spend money and dry clean!) a suit myself for some weird prom situation I ended up with concerning the chick mentioned in my above post. Strangest situation I've yet to be in.
I don't smoke before school, but alas, if I do end up going, I will do just that. Good luck with your date as well!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on April 29, 2014, 06:39:07 pm
What drives people to take up as disgusting a habit as cigarette smoking?

What drives people to be so bigoted?

In any case, Sanch, I advise a heavy carpet-bombing of Febreeze. May have to unsmell (or even spend money and dry clean!) a suit myself for some weird prom situation I ended up with concerning the chick mentioned in my above post. Strangest situation I've yet to be in.
>2014
>not using ozium

ishygddt


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on April 29, 2014, 07:40:11 pm
I truely drank for the first time in months tonight at this bar across the street from my hotel in Corpus. I'm pretty dang drunk.Of course, I havvent eaten since noon, and I ran 4 miles before hitting the bar. Now I'm eating left over mexican food in my hotel watching king of the hill. iF i can read this sentence tomorrow morning, I will be surprised. This one goes out to all my fans, especially Grumps, Kal, and my baby boo, Duke. Big ups!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on April 30, 2014, 12:16:57 am
<3

Welcome back to the booze club, darling.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 01, 2014, 12:32:21 am
Stopping my work at the Rich campaign, going to be at a local animal shelter and working there during summer. :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on May 01, 2014, 12:39:12 am
I won a position in a largely fraudulent club election, but the person who needed to win lost.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 01, 2014, 08:32:20 am
I won a position in a largely fraudulent club election, but the person who needed to win lost.

How very interesting...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: J-Mann on May 01, 2014, 02:11:09 pm
As I shared in one of the (now-deleted) Update threads, I lost my job about three-and-a-half weeks ago after six years in sales management for the same company.

Today, I completed the paperwork to begin a new position at a new company -- an opportunity about which I am very excited! Thanks to those of you who passed along kind words and encouragement a few weeks ago. It helped me through a couple of difficult days!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on May 01, 2014, 02:14:10 pm
Good luck to you :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 01, 2014, 02:19:10 pm
My girlfriend sold a piece of art she painted for $100 today. Pretty excited for her!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on May 01, 2014, 02:20:44 pm
Today, I completed the paperwork to begin a new position at a new company -- an opportunity about which I am very excited! Thanks to those of you who passed along kind words and encouragement a few weeks ago. It helped me through a couple of difficult days!

A call center job, Jess?  :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on May 01, 2014, 07:32:46 pm
I went for my jog today down here in Corpus..which is the same as everyday. When I was done, I stopped at this bar on the beach and had a few glasses of vodka.. and now i'm sitting drunk in my hotel room, eating green beans. What the hell is wrong with my life?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Torie on May 01, 2014, 07:38:00 pm
102 degrees at the gym today, which was nevertheless "cool" because I love hot and sweaty muscles (The gym is at the epicenter of the current Santa Ana wind condition when the winds reverse their prevailing direction from the sea and blow from the desert, and the air heats as it compresses when descending back down to sea level at the beach), and 93 degrees on top of my little bit of heaven hill in Laguna Niguel, which I am abandoning for a more arduous regime. Time to toughen up!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 01, 2014, 07:43:44 pm
Ugh. In theory, my work starts Monday, but one can only hope. If this happens, not only will I finally stop hemorrhaging funds, but also be getting regular exercise. I need my guy to come through for me on this, and my path to prosperity should be set.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on May 01, 2014, 08:36:45 pm
I went for my jog today down here in Corpus..which is the same as everyday. When I was done, I stopped at this bar on the beach and had a few glasses of vodka.. and now i'm sitting drunk in my hotel room, eating green beans. What the hell is wrong with my life?

It sounds like this is a real problem..do you need to talk to someone?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: AndrewTX on May 02, 2014, 05:17:22 am
I went for my jog today down here in Corpus..which is the same as everyday. When I was done, I stopped at this bar on the beach and had a few glasses of vodka.. and now i'm sitting drunk in my hotel room, eating green beans. What the hell is wrong with my life?

It sounds like this is a real problem..do you need to talk to someone?

I think I might. I mean, back in the day I'd do the same exact thing, but I'd go all Hasselhoff and be eating a burger on the ground. Now I'm eating green beans.. life is messed up. Also I can't stop burping and tasting that vodka. That's a good thing tho.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on May 02, 2014, 01:23:42 pm
"Opposition to our voter fraud is racism! (http://bwog.com/2014/05/01/sham-elections-stealing-the-cucr-elections-in-broad-daylight/#comments)" said the new President of our College Republican here, to general derision and bafflement.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 02, 2014, 02:41:19 pm
Looks like I am in fact going to prom as a college freshman. First time in my life with a date. This is a rather strange world I've landed in.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: DC Al Fine on May 02, 2014, 03:37:27 pm
Looks like I am in fact going to prom as a college freshman. First time in my life with a date. This is a rather strange world I've landed in.

I did that and I'm marrying the girl... no pressure


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: DC Al Fine on May 02, 2014, 03:40:56 pm
Started my job search today (graduating around Christmas) by sending off two applications. It was slow going and took most of the afternoon. Should speed up now that I have a generic resume/cover letter that I can edit to fit the job posting. I have about half a dozen jobs in the pipeline that I'll be applying two this weekend.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 02, 2014, 03:47:31 pm
I went for my jog today down here in Corpus..which is the same as everyday. When I was done, I stopped at this bar on the beach and had a few glasses of vodka.. and now i'm sitting drunk in my hotel room, eating green beans. What the hell is wrong with my life?

It sounds like this is a real problem..do you need to talk to someone?

I think I might. I mean, back in the day I'd do the same exact thing, but I'd go all Hasselhoff and be eating a burger on the ground. Now I'm eating green beans.. life is messed up. Also I can't stop burping and tasting that vodka. That's a good thing tho.

I do that a lot, not alone, but when I start drinking, sometimes I just drink a lot. Not always. It just depends. Tomorrow is going to be a real sloppy day once I finish my last law school exam ever.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on May 02, 2014, 04:38:00 pm
As a prefect, I've been landed with the onerous duty of rounding up money for the end of year school ball/prom from recalcitrant stragglers. Oh well, at least I have a date this year, unlike last time (which was a rather comical affair).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 02, 2014, 04:50:17 pm
Looks like I am in fact going to prom as a college freshman. First time in my life with a date. This is a rather strange world I've landed in.

I did that and I'm marrying the girl... no pressure

Gee, thanks, man. :P In all seriousness, I doubt that'll happen, however.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on May 02, 2014, 05:24:24 pm
"Opposition to our voter fraud is racism! (http://bwog.com/2014/05/01/sham-elections-stealing-the-cucr-elections-in-broad-daylight/#comments)" said the new President of our College Republican here, to general derision and bafflement.

I like this fun comment, tho I think it isn't actually by the person it claims to be:
Quote
Barack Obama   May 2, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

As a former member of the Columbia Republicans, I am not surprised at all by the actions of the Columbia Republicans.

Make no mistake. Change isn't easy. It won't happen overnight. There will be setbacks and false starts, but a lot more for Republicans than the rest of us. So, let me be clear: when I was a young, idealistic activist Republican on campus in the early 1980's, I had this wonderful idea that the Republican Party was a straightforward party, full of wonderful people with wonderful ideas. I learned the hard way that this was not the case. I thought I was accepted by them. I thought I was a real member. It was all fine until I decided to run for a board position. When the elections arrived my first year on campus I was confident I could become the social director. I had a great record player with all the latest albums of artists like the Air Supply, Hall & Oates, and REO Speedwagon. I thought I had a lock on it. But Benjamin Rubell beat me. He never even came to the meetings. He wasn't even a Republican. His uncle owned some club downtown, the 54 club or something where all the members could go dance to disco music and snort cocaine. So, that was when I realized that I would no longer be a Republican because they only vote for people based on their connections. The rest, I think is history. I have spent my life pissing off my former party. At least I have done a great job at THAT.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 02, 2014, 09:18:07 pm
Have to make it to Detroit tomorrow for an extended stay. I have serve work on Saturday, then a few social engagements. I'm hoping to have work starting Monday. My guy called me today to say that the reason I hadn't gotten a call for work yet was because I was missing one signature on my incredibly long application packet. That said, I may begin Monday, or I may spend the day going over to Blue Star Demolition's offices to sign that last part of app so I can work the rest of the week. This'll be good since A) I'll finally stop hemorrhaging funds, B) I need to get in shape desperately, especially with this prom sh#t happening, since I don't want to show up to this randomass high school looking like the slob I am. Also, given since I'll be staying in Detroit for an extended period, I'll need to bring a sh#t ton of clothing and an amount of currency. Since we may still not have a dryer--the last act of our Housing chair, who is departing us on Sunday, would be to replace our dryer--I'll either need coins for a nearby laundromat or need to use my box fan to dry them. Haven't smoked an actual cigarette since Tuesday morning. We'll see how things go. Should probably get up early tomorrow so I can gather all my sh#t before I depart.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 02, 2014, 10:30:03 pm
I'm going to make a decision by the end of this weekend for the four colleges I'll be applying to.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on May 03, 2014, 05:49:04 am
I'm going to make a decision by the end of this weekend for the four colleges I'll be applying to.

Which ones?

I thought you were younger than me, not older. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 03, 2014, 08:23:44 am
I'm going to make a decision by the end of this weekend for the four colleges I'll be applying to.

Which ones?

I thought you were younger than me, not older. :P

I am :P

Right now I'm only sure of Kansas state


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 03, 2014, 11:12:15 am
Service is done for the day. Get over to the House to see the only people left living in it are passed the f#ck out. Contacted a person I know who's still on campus, we'll see if she's still around. All the other people I'd hit up I either don't want to or are still in Canada (a brother of mine's birthday bash that I didn't go due to passport, age, and monetary issues).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 03, 2014, 03:45:17 pm
Just finished my final law school exam. It's over.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on May 03, 2014, 03:49:02 pm
Having to use my husbands Mac. As someone who's always used open source, this is like wearing fur and sipping a veal cocktail.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on May 03, 2014, 03:57:45 pm
Just finished my final law school exam. It's over.

Good to hear, Duke! :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 04, 2014, 11:02:02 pm
I've chosen Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Iowa State University, and Mississippi State University :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on May 04, 2014, 11:08:00 pm
Ugly day. Long story short, my brother stole my car last night and we had a physical confrontation in the garage, where he turned into the Hulk and threw a bike at me. I picked up a hammer and chucked it at him, and of course, my parents take his side and my aunts and grandma take mine. I don't think I'll be back gone until later this week. Things are really heated.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: LeBron FitzGerald on May 04, 2014, 11:47:59 pm
Ugly day. Long story short, my brother stole my car last night and we had a physical confrontation in the garage, where he turned into the Hulk and threw a bike at me. I picked up a hammer and chucked it at him, and of course, my parents take his side and my aunts and grandma take mine. I don't think I'll be back gone until later this week. Things are really heated.
Holy crap! O____O  A bike and a hammer?! How in the heck did he lift and throw that and more importantly, were any of you hurt? I guess your parents will ground you then to. Hope all goes well and you can forgive your brother.

And Flo, choose LSU! In my quick Google search of all of them, it looks the best and you and Miles can hang out and stuff.

So now to talk about me! I have finals starting Tuesday (though technically it's some wrap ups and review for the finals that day and the actual finals on Thursday) and I'm not nervous at all with the Hon. English or African American History finals (I have A's in both of those), but I'm on a borderline of a B in my math class and I need at least a 49% on the Earth Science final to pass considering how much it's worth and I only have about a 70% in there - I suck at science). But once I'm done on Tuesday, I plan to go down to my local precinct to vote (and touting my Ed FitzGerald fanboyism, of course :P) and from there, tune into msnbc's coverage of the primaries later in the night. I've also got one more paper to do for my English class which I'm procrastinating to do until the last second, but after that and the finals, my surprisingly fast first year of college will be over. :D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on May 04, 2014, 11:55:36 pm
I have finals week on Tuesday and I go back to New Hampshire Friday. Which also happens to be my birthday.

Crazy to think I only have four more days of Adam reminding me I'm 19.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: J-Mann on May 05, 2014, 12:28:38 am
I've chosen Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Iowa State University, and Mississippi State University :P

Let me know if you need any info on Kansas State. I graduated from there in 2005, my partner currently attends, and I've lived in this area for 13 years.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MATTROSE94 on May 05, 2014, 01:51:24 pm
In my English class, I received the highest grade out of everyone on a major research paper assignment, so I'm pretty happy about that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 05, 2014, 06:22:00 pm
Got the call last night, I finally had work scheduled. Twenty-something minute drive to Farmington Hills for a demolition job that began at 7 AM. I was the only laborer there to assist the foreman, he operated the excavator while it was my job mainly to contain the mess and compress it. This involved getting boards, bricks, dust, and so on kept on the "footprint of the building" and moving it inwards towards the main part of the wreckage. While I was supposed to work ten hours, my lack of a hardhat and the need for my signature on a few documents had me leaving at 3:30 to go the main office in Warren. Met up with one of my brothers there who was applying, he's supposed to hit me up at the House at some point this evening. Probably beer and pizza for dinner. Wish I had my Motrin, but it's at my family's house in Springfield. Some chick's--whose cousin I'm taking to prom--supposed to hit up the House with cookies for the brothers--there are only two of us here right now--so I'm kinda waiting for that. Work again tomorrow. This sh#t'll make a man out of you.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on May 05, 2014, 06:39:16 pm
Today is my cat's 10th birthday, and my nephew was born yesterday.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: JerryArkansas on May 05, 2014, 06:46:23 pm
I right now am studying my ass off for my AP test's that I have on Friday.  I have to take the AP English test from about 8:00 am to about 11:45, then I get a 15 min lunch and take the AP Stat test from about 12:00 PM to about 4 in the afternoon.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on May 05, 2014, 08:08:22 pm
I've chosen Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Iowa State University, and Mississippi State University :P

Just out of curiosity, why? That seems like a rather eclectic assortment of schools without much common other than "X State University." What do you want to major in?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 05, 2014, 10:13:42 pm
I've chosen Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Iowa State University, and Mississippi State University :P

Just out of curiosity, why? That seems like a rather eclectic assortment of schools without much common other than "X State University." What do you want to major in?

Biology, then going to a vet school. I mainly wanted to stay on the same campus if I'm going to be going to the same school for eight years.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on May 05, 2014, 10:34:39 pm
I've chosen Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Iowa State University, and Mississippi State University :P

Just out of curiosity, why? That seems like a rather eclectic assortment of schools without much common other than "X State University." What do you want to major in?

Biology, then going to a vet school. I mainly wanted to stay on the same campus if I'm going to be going to the same school for eight years.

Spending eight years at the same school sounds like a nightmare to me, but suit yourself.

You should apply to Texas A&M too.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 05, 2014, 10:43:53 pm
I've chosen Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Iowa State University, and Mississippi State University :P

Just out of curiosity, why? That seems like a rather eclectic assortment of schools without much common other than "X State University." What do you want to major in?

Biology, then going to a vet school. I mainly wanted to stay on the same campus if I'm going to be going to the same school for eight years.

Spending eight years at the same school sounds like a nightmare to me, but suit yourself.

You should apply to Texas A&M too.

I was looking at it, but it's 2-9k more per year than the colleges I chose :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: DC Al Fine on May 06, 2014, 12:58:31 pm
Mom asked me to wash the cars today because Dad neglected to before going away on business for two weeks. Turns out the reason Dad neglected to wash the cars yesterday is because our hose is defective and will spray water all over the user as soon as the tap is opened :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on May 06, 2014, 02:45:56 pm
Please don't do your grad school at the same place as your undergrad school.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 06, 2014, 03:11:47 pm
Please don't do your grad school at the same place as your undergrad school.

Why not?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MaxQue on May 06, 2014, 03:42:14 pm
Please don't do your grad school at the same place as your undergrad school.

Why not?

Teaching attendents already said then prospective employers prefers when the people they hire were exposed to two different schools (the mentality/focus is often different from one school to another).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 06, 2014, 05:33:36 pm
Back at the House after a ten hour work day. As much as that sound like Hell, thank God I'm working since I have less than $100 in my checking account & have been losing money since I stopped working for campus in mid-April. Life's rough, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Tonight's is barbecue, beer, & pass out.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on May 06, 2014, 05:44:05 pm
Please don't do your grad school at the same place as your undergrad school.

Why not?

Teaching attendents already said then prospective employers prefers when the people they hire were exposed to two different schools (the mentality/focus is often different from one school to another).

To some extent this depends on the field. It may not hold as true for a professional program like veterinary school. There are barely more than two dozen programs in the entire country, so I would expect the admissions process to be idiosyncratic.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on May 06, 2014, 08:39:23 pm
Please don't do your grad school at the same place as your undergrad school.

Why not?

Teaching attendents already said then prospective employers prefers when the people they hire were exposed to two different schools (the mentality/focus is often different from one school to another).

No one outside of academia cares about that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MaxQue on May 06, 2014, 09:42:55 pm
Please don't do your grad school at the same place as your undergrad school.

Why not?

Teaching attendents already said then prospective employers prefers when the people they hire were exposed to two different schools (the mentality/focus is often different from one school to another).

To some extent this depends on the field. It may not hold as true for a professional program like veterinary school. There are barely more than two dozen programs in the entire country, so I would expect the admissions process to be idiosyncratic.

Vet schools are indeed quite different. In Quebec, there is only 1 and four in English Canada. Health isn't in the same schemes than hard science.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on May 06, 2014, 11:07:37 pm
I said goodbye--for a few months, more or less, roughly--to somebody I really love today. It went as well as it possibly could have, but I'm not okay.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on May 06, 2014, 11:33:58 pm
Please don't do your grad school at the same place as your undergrad school.

Why not?

Teaching attendents already said then prospective employers prefers when the people they hire were exposed to two different schools (the mentality/focus is often different from one school to another).

No one outside of academia cares about that.

If you're going into academia then that is important. Otherwise if it's professional school I really don't think it is important.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: DC Al Fine on May 07, 2014, 01:16:28 pm
I have a job interview coming up :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Badger on May 07, 2014, 08:47:23 pm
I've chosen Kansas State University, Louisiana State University, Iowa State University, and Mississippi State University :P

Just out of curiosity, why? That seems like a rather eclectic assortment of schools without much common other than "X State University." What do you want to major in?

Biology, then going to a vet school. I mainly wanted to stay on the same campus if I'm going to be going to the same school for eight years.

Spending eight years at the same school sounds like a nightmare to me, but suit yourself.

You should apply to Texas A&M too.

I was looking at it, but it's 2-9k more per year than the colleges I chose :P

OSU has one of the best vet schools in the country. Right up there with Cornell.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on May 07, 2014, 09:51:09 pm
I can't stop crying.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hash on May 07, 2014, 09:54:24 pm
I started my work at PHAC and my office has a window overlooking the lake and the canal. Pretty cool.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on May 07, 2014, 10:02:06 pm
I can't stop crying.

Nathan, I obviously do not know the person you spoke with today nor do I know about your relationship to him or her, and I don't know how much you are willing to share with others, but if anything, I think you should talk to someone.  Anyone.  I'll probably be online for the next hour or so, so don't hesitate to message me if you would like to discuss this.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fed. Pac. Chairman Devin on May 08, 2014, 12:03:18 am
I went mushroom picking with some friends today. Got stuck trying to crawl under a rusty old barbwire fence, and gave myself some pretty nasty cuts. Then tomorrow, ive been nominated for youth of the year at the local boys and girls club. They are hosting a big dinner, and a former Sea hawks player is supposed to be in attendance!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 08, 2014, 12:13:44 am
Today, American Express called me to tell me I was under financial review and requested to see my income tax returns from the last 2 years. The rep explained that they wanted to make sure I could "support my spending." I explained to them that I was a law student and made very little income, but I received income from a trust fund and my parents and have for the last 3 years. She told me they only would consider my earned income and said in worst cases, they would SHUT DOWN the account.

I've had this card since I was in high school. I've never heard of a credit card company asking for stuff like this. I have never missed a payment nor did I run a balance on the card. I am going to send them my tax info along with my bank account and trust statements, but this is just bizarre. If they only look at my income tax returns where I made like $8K last year, they'll definitely close my account. Part of me wants to just tell them thanks but no thanks and take my business elsewhere.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on May 08, 2014, 05:09:26 am
Today, American Express called me to tell me I was under financial review and requested to see my income tax returns from the last 2 years. The rep explained that they wanted to make sure I could "support my spending." I explained to them that I was a law student and made very little income, but I received income from a trust fund and my parents and have for the last 3 years. She told me they only would consider my earned income and said in worst cases, they would SHUT DOWN the account.

I've had this card since I was in high school. I've never heard of a credit card company asking for stuff like this. I have never missed a payment nor did I run a balance on the card. I am going to send them my tax info along with my bank account and trust statements, but this is just bizarre. If they only look at my income tax returns where I made like $8K last year, they'll definitely close my account. Part of me wants to just tell them thanks but no thanks and take my business elsewhere.

This sounds like a scam.  Call AMEX to verify.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: ZuWo on May 08, 2014, 10:07:48 am
I had laser eye surgery today. It cost me about $7000, which is quite a lot of money for me but the results are absolutely amazing - I already had (near) perfect sight three hours after the surgery. I can only recommend such a procedure if you can afford it and there's a high chance that it will have a desirable effect on your eyes. The risks are extremely low nowadays.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Beet on May 08, 2014, 10:16:54 am
I had laser eye surgery today. It cost me about $7000, which is quite a lot of money for me but the results are absolutely amazing - I already had (near) perfect sight three hours after the surgery. I can only recommend such a procedure if you can afford it and there's a high chance that it will have a desirable effect on your eyes. The risks are extremely low nowadays.

I would consider it but I have an unstable prescription. I'm afraid of getting the surgery only to have my eyesight deteriorate again in 5-10 years.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 08, 2014, 12:36:25 pm
Today, American Express called me to tell me I was under financial review and requested to see my income tax returns from the last 2 years. The rep explained that they wanted to make sure I could "support my spending." I explained to them that I was a law student and made very little income, but I received income from a trust fund and my parents and have for the last 3 years. She told me they only would consider my earned income and said in worst cases, they would SHUT DOWN the account.

I've had this card since I was in high school. I've never heard of a credit card company asking for stuff like this. I have never missed a payment nor did I run a balance on the card. I am going to send them my tax info along with my bank account and trust statements, but this is just bizarre. If they only look at my income tax returns where I made like $8K last year, they'll definitely close my account. Part of me wants to just tell them thanks but no thanks and take my business elsewhere.

This sounds like a scam.  Call AMEX to verify.

It was them. I called their main office because my card was suspended from charging, and they transferred me to their review department. The woman said she didn't care about my trust or the fact that my parents were paying my bills while I was in law school; she said she needed to see my personal income...

I am going to send them my return release and I was honest about my current situation in that I worked for a wage last summer but worked pro bono the summer before. If they want to close my card, so be it. I've heard Chase has some good benefits with their cards. I've just never heard of a card company doing something like that to someone who hasn't missed any payments.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on May 08, 2014, 12:41:08 pm
Today, American Express called me to tell me I was under financial review and requested to see my income tax returns from the last 2 years. The rep explained that they wanted to make sure I could "support my spending." I explained to them that I was a law student and made very little income, but I received income from a trust fund and my parents and have for the last 3 years. She told me they only would consider my earned income and said in worst cases, they would SHUT DOWN the account.

I've had this card since I was in high school. I've never heard of a credit card company asking for stuff like this. I have never missed a payment nor did I run a balance on the card. I am going to send them my tax info along with my bank account and trust statements, but this is just bizarre. If they only look at my income tax returns where I made like $8K last year, they'll definitely close my account. Part of me wants to just tell them thanks but no thanks and take my business elsewhere.

This sounds like a scam.  Call AMEX to verify.

It was them. I called their main office because my card was suspended from charging, and they transferred me to their review department. The woman said she didn't care about my trust or the fact that my parents were paying my bills while I was in law school; she said she needed to see my personal income...

I am going to send them my return release and I was honest about my current situation in that I worked for a wage last summer but worked pro bono the summer before. If they want to close my card, so be it. I've heard Chase has some good benefits with their cards. I've just never heard of a card company doing something like that to someone who hasn't missed any payments.

When you're a rich mob lawyer I'd tell AMEX to go f[inks] themselves before ever getting one again.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 08, 2014, 12:46:08 pm
Today, American Express called me to tell me I was under financial review and requested to see my income tax returns from the last 2 years. The rep explained that they wanted to make sure I could "support my spending." I explained to them that I was a law student and made very little income, but I received income from a trust fund and my parents and have for the last 3 years. She told me they only would consider my earned income and said in worst cases, they would SHUT DOWN the account.

I've had this card since I was in high school. I've never heard of a credit card company asking for stuff like this. I have never missed a payment nor did I run a balance on the card. I am going to send them my tax info along with my bank account and trust statements, but this is just bizarre. If they only look at my income tax returns where I made like $8K last year, they'll definitely close my account. Part of me wants to just tell them thanks but no thanks and take my business elsewhere.

This sounds like a scam.  Call AMEX to verify.

It was them. I called their main office because my card was suspended from charging, and they transferred me to their review department. The woman said she didn't care about my trust or the fact that my parents were paying my bills while I was in law school; she said she needed to see my personal income...

I am going to send them my return release and I was honest about my current situation in that I worked for a wage last summer but worked pro bono the summer before. If they want to close my card, so be it. I've heard Chase has some good benefits with their cards. I've just never heard of a card company doing something like that to someone who hasn't missed any payments.

When you're a rich mob lawyer I'd tell AMEX to go f[inks] themselves before ever getting one again.

That was my parents reaction exactly... My mom said she'd "deal with them" when she had time.

But from all I've read, I can't avoid this unless I close my card. So I either do it myself or they close it worst case. The woman told me they typically do this to see if they extended too much credit...I claimed I made something like $20K income factoring in my trust withdrawals per semester on the form and my CL is only $3K a month, so I have no clue why they are coming after me.

They can see my returns for all I care. I told them they'd find very little on them. I should send them a copy of my trust fund too with a picture of my middle finger. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: ZuWo on May 08, 2014, 01:31:18 pm
I had laser eye surgery today. It cost me about $7000, which is quite a lot of money for me but the results are absolutely amazing - I already had (near) perfect sight three hours after the surgery. I can only recommend such a procedure if you can afford it and there's a high chance that it will have a desirable effect on your eyes. The risks are extremely low nowadays.

I would consider it but I have an unstable prescription. I'm afraid of getting the surgery only to have my eyesight deteriorate again in 5-10 years.

I have been told that it's not a good idea to get eye laser surgery if you have an unstable prescription precisely because of the risk you mentioned, yeah. Indeed, from what I have read, most responsible surgeons will not do such a surgery if your prescription hasn't been stable for at least a few years.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on May 08, 2014, 07:07:21 pm
I had laser eye surgery today. It cost me about $7000, which is quite a lot of money for me but the results are absolutely amazing - I already had (near) perfect sight three hours after the surgery. I can only recommend such a procedure if you can afford it and there's a high chance that it will have a desirable effect on your eyes. The risks are extremely low nowadays.

I would consider it but I have an unstable prescription. I'm afraid of getting the surgery only to have my eyesight deteriorate again in 5-10 years.

I have been told that it's not a good idea to get eye laser surgery if you have an unstable prescription precisely because of the risk you mentioned, yeah. Indeed, from what I have read, most responsible surgeons will not do such a surgery if your prescription hasn't been stable for at least a few years.

That's what my optometrist told me when I asked about it. My eyesight was changing as of my last check-up, but I want to look into surgery in a few years once I've paid off my student loans.  In any case, I'm glad to hear that it worked so well for you. It seems like an amazing quality of life improvement.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on May 09, 2014, 12:12:14 am
I'm 20 now.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: ZuWo on May 09, 2014, 12:45:59 am
I had laser eye surgery today. It cost me about $7000, which is quite a lot of money for me but the results are absolutely amazing - I already had (near) perfect sight three hours after the surgery. I can only recommend such a procedure if you can afford it and there's a high chance that it will have a desirable effect on your eyes. The risks are extremely low nowadays.

I would consider it but I have an unstable prescription. I'm afraid of getting the surgery only to have my eyesight deteriorate again in 5-10 years.

I have been told that it's not a good idea to get eye laser surgery if you have an unstable prescription precisely because of the risk you mentioned, yeah. Indeed, from what I have read, most responsible surgeons will not do such a surgery if your prescription hasn't been stable for at least a few years.

That's what my optometrist told me when I asked about it. My eyesight was changing as of my last check-up, but I want to look into surgery in a few years once I've paid off my student loans.  In any case, I'm glad to hear that it worked so well for you. It seems like an amazing quality of life improvement.

Thanks.

It's not that wearing glasses is horrible, of course, but as you say living without glasses or contacts is generally more comfortable. Also, the high costs are the only really unpleasant aspect about laser eye surgery. All in all, the entire laser procedure itself only takes a few minutes and is painless.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: National Progressive on May 09, 2014, 02:14:43 am
Ma vie est merde


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 09, 2014, 03:33:38 pm
I ended up submitting the form and a printout of my trust so AMEX can look at my tax returns and evaluate my "ability to pay my bills." I don't want to lose that line of credit, and I definitely will lose it if I refuse to comply. I think it's ridiculous they are asking for it, but apparently this "procedure" isn't all that uncommon. And it is real given my card is suspended and calling the main AMEX number also transferred me to this.

I did open a Chase Sapphire Preferred card in case AMEX decides I'm not worth it anymore.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 09, 2014, 09:53:51 pm
I have the flu or a stomach virus or something and its the middle of finals wtf


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 09, 2014, 10:03:36 pm
I have the flu or a stomach virus or something and its the middle of finals wtf

I had food poisoning the night before my civil procedure exam 1L year. I didn't sleep that night.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on May 10, 2014, 01:07:27 am
Just got back home. Lancaster is cool and all but you can't beat my house.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on May 10, 2014, 09:18:05 am
Ma vie est merde

:(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on May 10, 2014, 09:04:54 pm
Well, I had an interesting evening.  I thought I was going to go give someone who was a little down in the dumps an ear to chew on in the figurative sense.  It turned into an actual date with another one set for Wednesday.  I'm gabberflasted as I'd considered it as a possible outcome, but I honestly thought I was deluding myself.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Nhoj on May 10, 2014, 09:16:35 pm
I had a brake line go on my car, which is a rather common problem for me thanks to rusty old cars.
On the other hand I got some beer back that I left at someones house on Christmas and they still had for some reason. :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 11, 2014, 12:33:06 am
I graduate law school tomorrow. Feels weird, man. Feels weird.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 11, 2014, 12:34:20 am
I graduate law school tomorrow. Feels weird, man. Feels weird.

Congratulations :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 11, 2014, 06:44:09 pm
Graduation was yesterday. Attended with a few actives that weren't graduating. Seven of our guys graduated. Hung out at the House afterwards. Talked to an alum about the possibility of renting at his current residence whenever I get outta here in like four years. Woke up on a first floor couch at 6:33 today, saw the sun rise, and thought it was the sunset, wondering why the place was dead. My big brother's leaving us as an alum, so I gave him one of my drunken ramblings about somethinorother.

Called my superintendent about a half hour ago, looks like I'm working at the same site tomorrow. At home right now for Mother's Day and to do laundry, will probably depart soon enough. I face the possibility of working 60 hours a week, which will likely kill me soon enough, but we'll see. My first paycheck should arrive the upcoming Friday. made $336 in three days of working, so that's good. If I work appropriate hours Monday through Wednesday, that should have me solid for overtime.

Worried about work since the prom I'm going to was scheduled on a Tuesday. This is reminding me that I should probably contact my superintendent again to say that I won't be able to work Saturdays for a few weeks since there's a service project I have to complete so as to change my "Incomplete" in Religion to a theoretical "A". That would also give me an opportunity to state that I have a social engagement on the 20th and 21st. Not sure if it'll work, but I might as well try. Since I'll probably have to drive back to Detroit from the prom, I won't be drinking much. Most possibly is a flask and a six pack, but it'll depend on work and all that sh#t.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on May 11, 2014, 07:51:41 pm
I got my prom tux rented. It's a typical tuxedo (extra small, which shocked me a little bit even though I'm 6'2 and 125 pounds) with a silver vest. I wanted a plain black and white tuxedo, but the lady at Men's Warehouse and my mom were really pushing for it, and since my mom was paying for the rental, I felt obliged to go along with it. In hindsight I wish I got a dark blue vest. Also has a silver tie, which I'm not too fond of.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 11, 2014, 07:53:59 pm
You've learned an important lesson today, Sanchez, a lesson that every man around your age learns for the first time: never allow women to have any input into your semi-formal attire.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Badger on May 12, 2014, 12:33:47 pm
I graduate law school tomorrow. Feels weird, man. Feels weird.

I've said it many times. My worst day as a lawyer was better than my best day as a law student.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on May 12, 2014, 12:40:41 pm
I'm 6'2 and 125 pounds

what


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on May 12, 2014, 12:41:41 pm
It’s called being a skeleton.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 13, 2014, 05:32:24 pm
I should probably get my one suit to a dry cleaner's in the area and send my date pictures of the ties I have in the House since apparently she's still undecided on a dress. When I call my superintendent at Blue Star in about a half hour, I'll make sure to try to get the next three Saturdays off as well as the 20th and 21st. Apparently, a brother of mine who has started working there has gotten random days off by claiming he has a "meeting" that day, so I'm hoping school and a prior social obligation qualify. If I consider it and prom isn't a reason, I can still probably think up some sort of statement that gets me out of work next week for the day of and day after.

Also, another day at work. The weather here is really screwing us over. Today, we had what I'm guessing was in the 80's followed by a random storm that moved in. In conjunction with this was the fact that I had to put up silt fencing (or whatever my foreman called it) and failed to complete it by the time the rain moved in. The purpose of the fencing ("it's a load of crap" -foreman) is to filter the water in the runoff, leaving the dirt behind. The means by which I was initially instructed to bury the bottom part of the fencing was ineffective, meaning I had to do it the long way. I'm hoping that I get a change of scenery when I call for work soon.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 13, 2014, 06:37:03 pm
Great. Looks like this "prom" is at a hotel and might be pretty swanky. Great. Might be expected to follow a certain code of conduct or look particularly non-trashy. This'll be just fantastic.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on May 13, 2014, 08:19:42 pm
Great. Looks like this "prom" is at a hotel and might be pretty swanky. Great. Might be expected to follow a certain code of conduct or look particularly non-trashy. This'll be just fantastic.

Aren't all proms at hotels or convention centers? Where else would you have one?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 13, 2014, 08:24:25 pm
I didn't go to a large school. Ours was at the Deer Lake Club (nothing to do with hunting). I looked up the hotel to get an address & it looks noticeably above my pay grade.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on May 13, 2014, 08:37:59 pm
Great. Looks like this "prom" is at a hotel and might be pretty swanky. Great. Might be expected to follow a certain code of conduct or look particularly non-trashy. This'll be just fantastic.

Aren't all proms at hotels or convention centers? Where else would you have one?
My prom is going to be held at a Country Club.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on May 13, 2014, 08:58:40 pm
Great. Looks like this "prom" is at a hotel and might be pretty swanky. Great. Might be expected to follow a certain code of conduct or look particularly non-trashy. This'll be just fantastic.

Aren't all proms at hotels or convention centers? Where else would you have one?
My prom is going to be held at a Country Club.

My prom was at a country club too.

I skipped because I got Celtics playoff tickets.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: DC Al Fine on May 14, 2014, 10:32:52 am
I just got an offer for a proper permanent, full time job :D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 14, 2014, 03:59:05 pm
I finally got a copy of my tax returns for AMEX. I have no idea how to read them, but I always have a net capital loss of over $30K every year and between $10-15K in capital gains. I'm not sure if that's how I factor in my tuition payments each year or what. But I'm pretty sure I'm going to lose my credit card with them unless they pay attention to my other assets or if I'm reading that wrong.

I wish I knew more about my own finances than I apparently do.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on May 14, 2014, 04:47:40 pm
I finally got a copy of my tax returns for AMEX. I have no idea how to read them, but I always have a net capital loss of over $30K every year and between $10-15K in capital gains. I'm not sure if that's how I factor in my tuition payments each year or what. But I'm pretty sure I'm going to lose my credit card with them unless they pay attention to my other assets or if I'm reading that wrong.

I wish I knew more about my own finances than I apparently do.

#whitepeopleproblems


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 14, 2014, 11:36:53 pm
My grandfather has only an hour left and I don't know where else to go since nobody is answering me and I can't see him.

I don't know if it's a good idea to post it here but I have no place else to go to and my mom, who's with him right now, she can't even talk.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cranberry on May 14, 2014, 11:43:03 pm
Oh my god this is horrible...
I wish you and your family my deepest condolences. It is a terrible situation right now, and it might not help at all, but maybe try to think of all the nice moments you shared with your grandfather. He surely would like to be remembered for that...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Solidarity Forever on May 15, 2014, 05:24:07 am
"To die, to sleep--no more--and by a sleep to say we end the heartache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. 'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished."

“'Does it hurt?' The childish question had escaped Harry's lips before he could stop it. "Dying? Not at all," said Sirius. 'Quicker and easier than falling asleep.'"

If the need ever arises, you can talk to me - I doubt I'll be of that much help, but I can try my best.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on May 15, 2014, 08:38:52 am
I'm so sorry Flo. I lost both of my grandparents in about a year, and I know how rotten it feels. Feel free to PM me if you need to talk about anything.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on May 15, 2014, 11:59:11 am
I'm very sorry to hear about this, Flo.  You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on May 15, 2014, 04:52:51 pm
Yesterday I got my first pay check :D. I was (and am) so happy!!!!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: LeBron FitzGerald on May 16, 2014, 01:55:08 am
That's terrible Flo. I had a terrible experience with my grandfather in 2009 when I was only 14 dying unexpectedly at his house without any of our family being able to say goodbye. I hope you can pull through this and deepest condolences!

And congrats windjammer! What's the occupation?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on May 16, 2014, 02:38:59 am
I'm sorry to hear that Flo.

------------------
I'm currently providing mathematic tutoring!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on May 16, 2014, 12:55:37 pm
Condolences to you Flo :(

Yesterday I got my first pay check :D. I was (and am) so happy!!!!

The pleasure of earning money :)

Anyway, today we had our penultimate assembly (basically the last serious one before what is essentially the joke informal assembly next Friday), where they doled out some individual subject prizes. I somehow managed to stumble into winning the Ethics and Philosophy Sixth Form prize for 'academic rigour and balanced contributions to class debate' :D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on May 16, 2014, 02:06:36 pm
I'm sorry for your loss, Flo (assuming your grandfather has passed away). I've been keeping you and your family in my prayers.



Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 16, 2014, 02:58:07 pm
Sorry to hear this, Flo. Hope all goes well. There's little I can say beyond dredging up my own experiences with this.

In any case, Windjammer. I just got off the phone with my mother, since my paychecks are being mailed to my legal residence as opposed to the house I'm residing in, and I'm not entirely sure how you could be happy seeing your first pay check. According to what I heard over the phone, the government looters took approximately $66 of a $366 check. I'm primed to write an Ayn Rand novel, and I have all the imagery from demolition to pull it off. Ugh. I'll be receiving the check later tonight when I meet my mother, brother, and uncle for dinner.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on May 16, 2014, 03:01:58 pm
Sorry to hear this, Flo. Hope all goes well. There's little I can say beyond dredging up my own experiences with this.

In any case, Windjammer. I just got off the phone with my mother, since my paychecks are being mailed to my legal residence as opposed to the house I'm residing in, and I'm not entirely sure how you could be happy seeing your first pay check. According to what I heard over the phone, the government looters took approximately $66 of a $366 check. I'm primed to write an Ayn Rand novel, and I have all the imagery from demolition to pull it off. Ugh. I'll be receiving the check later tonight when I meet my mother, brother, and uncle for dinner.
Why I shouldn't be happy? I don't understand...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 16, 2014, 03:07:45 pm
Sorry to hear this, Flo. Hope all goes well. There's little I can say beyond dredging up my own experiences with this.

In any case, Windjammer. I just got off the phone with my mother, since my paychecks are being mailed to my legal residence as opposed to the house I'm residing in, and I'm not entirely sure how you could be happy seeing your first pay check. According to what I heard over the phone, the government looters took approximately $66 of a $366 check. I'm primed to write an Ayn Rand novel, and I have all the imagery from demolition to pull it off. Ugh. I'll be receiving the check later tonight when I meet my mother, brother, and uncle for dinner.
Why I shouldn't be happy? I don't understand...

Because you have documented evidence regarding how much the government is stealing from you.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on May 16, 2014, 03:11:53 pm
Sorry to hear this, Flo. Hope all goes well. There's little I can say beyond dredging up my own experiences with this.

In any case, Windjammer. I just got off the phone with my mother, since my paychecks are being mailed to my legal residence as opposed to the house I'm residing in, and I'm not entirely sure how you could be happy seeing your first pay check. According to what I heard over the phone, the government looters took approximately $66 of a $366 check. I'm primed to write an Ayn Rand novel, and I have all the imagery from demolition to pull it off. Ugh. I'll be receiving the check later tonight when I meet my mother, brother, and uncle for dinner.
Why I shouldn't be happy? I don't understand...

Because you have documented evidence regarding how much the government is stealing from you.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. (sorry for being so slow to understand)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on May 16, 2014, 04:00:25 pm
Stopped on my way to Philly to have lunch with Uncle angus.  Always good to hang out with him for a bit.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 16, 2014, 05:43:27 pm
I'm volunteering to work at the Greek festival this weekend so I can embrace my life as a greasy Greek cook. This surely will not end well.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on May 16, 2014, 10:39:08 pm
Prom went great; I didn't dance at all until everyone but my friends left, and then I went and had a good time.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on May 16, 2014, 11:04:27 pm
I play games over on Kongregate and they'll recommend games based on what games you've indicated you like.  However this recommendation struck me as a bit odd:
Quote
Contract Wars

    Multiplayer
    Shooter
    3D

Because you rated A Bonte Christmas highly.
It's hard for me to imagine two more dissimilar games.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: dead0man on May 16, 2014, 11:44:50 pm
I got a speeding ticket.  47 in a 35.  Same place I got pulled over last time (didn't get a ticket that time as he had just got there and didn't have the gun out yet).  Same guy standing in the middle of the road, same tire squeal as I brake hard and turn onto the side street (as instructed) to avoid running him over.  Same no seat belt wearing, same no no seat belt ticket despite all the "click it or ticket" commercials I see on TV.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on May 17, 2014, 02:49:23 pm
I should get a minimum wage job for July and August :D. Great news, it's time for me to earn money!!!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 18, 2014, 01:36:43 pm
I got a speeding ticket.  47 in a 35.  Same place I got pulled over last time (didn't get a ticket that time as he had just got there and didn't have the gun out yet).  Same guy standing in the middle of the road, same tire squeal as I brake hard and turn onto the side street (as instructed) to avoid running him over.  Same no seat belt wearing, same no no seat belt ticket despite all the "click it or ticket" commercials I see on TV.

Cops stop people for speeding by standing in the middle of the road in Nebraska?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 18, 2014, 01:41:38 pm
In any case, on Friday, I met with my mom and my uncle and we went to some sort'a swanky Italian joint for dinner. I got my paycheck from her on the way back to where I'm living, since on the job application I put my home address down instead of where I'd be living over the summer. I found out later that I thought I'd lost it, but as it turns out, I'd left it in her car. Hopefully she can deposit it for me Monday as I'm once again hemorrhaging funds.

Going to Pontiac tonight to see Chiodos perform. Meeting my "twin" and big brother there, along with a few of their friends from their respective homes. I'll be starting to work out with one of my housemates tomorrow morning, so I'm hoping the show doesn't go too late.

Doing my own laundry in the House for the first time, hoping the basement doesn't flood again. Also hoping that my first load is dry by the time I have to leave for Pontiac. Work tomorrow. On my current job site, I'm not hating it since I spent Friday ripping through drywall with a pry-bar, which was fun. Prom will be on Tuesday, and I've got the days off, though I'll have to remember to text my superintendent tomorrow to remind him. Have seven 5.5% beers left and half a fifth of Kraken rum, so I should be set up to not have to buy crap before Tuesday/when my check's deposited.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 18, 2014, 09:15:38 pm
Starting my first day of work tomorrow. Bought some trousers today. Hopefully the free welcome breakfast is good.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: LeBron FitzGerald on May 19, 2014, 12:02:22 am
Went out today with one of my best friends from school and we had a blast! We went to Lakewood Park and hung out with a group of guys near the skate park for awhile and later managed to get enough people for a basketball game since there was a court right by there. Our team lost, but afterwards, we all went onto the giant tire swing in the park and played on that for awhile. After, me and my friend took a walk on the path along the shore and walked down to where the "rock parkour path" was and I was a bit hesitant to do it, but he talked me into it and jumped, walked, hopped and climbed over tons of large/small rocks above the water until we couldn't go any further. We found some really weird stuff on the way to like a blue foam "Y" sign, a broken traffic cone, a garage sale sign, toothpaste, a deflated balloon, and plenty of bricks. We took the blue foam thingy as a souevenir. Nobody else was there so we just shared some laughs, talked and looked at the waves and what looked to be downtown Cleveland in the distance. He put his arm around me and I put mine around him and joked "I'll never let go!" and referenced Jack/Rose. We questioned each other on how Titanic at one second, but the next we looked at each other and realized something was happening between us.

From there, we returned back up to the park and talked some more on my car's bumper for a little bit and went to grab a bite to eat at Steak n' Shake and while we were waiting for our food, we saw this funny-looking old, tattooed guy spending quarter after quarter to try and get a prize from one of the machines. We headed back to my friend's mom's house from there, and began watching Halloween on Netflix. The movie was obviously really scary (and his dog even got scared to, I think lol), but it allowed us to cuddle some more and it got to the point where we started kissing each other for the first time. We finished the movie (with some odd screams from a girl which made the dog bark) and played some GTA on his Xbox for about an hour. By that point, it was 9 and relatively dark and both of us said we had a great day. We kissed again before I left, but it happened while his dog came to pee outside, so the romance was cut off lol. A great day though and this is going to be a great summer! :D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on May 19, 2014, 02:58:45 am
Starting my first day of work tomorrow. Bought some trousers today. Hopefully the free welcome breakfast is good.
What are you going to do Lief?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on May 19, 2014, 10:10:45 am
Starting my first day of work tomorrow. Bought some trousers today. Hopefully the free welcome breakfast is good.
What are you going to do Lief?

Call center, perhaps?  ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 19, 2014, 10:08:11 pm
The show was pretty awesome. Crowd-surfed for the first time. Some chick that the friend of one of the folks that I went with bought us each a shot. I was, apparently, 21. With about four hours of sleep, I proceeded to work ten hours today. Trying to relax at home with beer, pizza, and painkillers. That chick's prom is tomorrow.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on May 19, 2014, 11:11:41 pm
The funeral was a very beautiful one and I'm very glad people laughed and remembered the times they spent with him and family rather than mourning over his death. It's the way he would've wanted it :)

Apparently at the hospital (he was a big jokester) they took the breathing tube out and after a few minutes he stopped breathing, well John (I think that's his name, my mom and dad have a total of sixteen siblings so I can't keep track) said to the rest of the people, being the big brother that he was "Well, I think Dad is gone" and then my grandfather breathed in this giant gulp of air and the guy jumped and pop-pop (we referred to my grandfather as pop-pop) smiled and a few minutes later he left the earth. I think it was a really good way for him to go since that's what he was known for.

Funny thing is, he had stage four pancreatic cancer and he died of pneumonia, like wow.

At least he died with dignity and pranking one of his kids while at it :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on May 20, 2014, 12:16:11 pm
I'm sorry for your loss, Flo.  It's always tough to lose a grandparent, but I'm glad to hear that your grandfather provided laughter in his last moments.

I wish you the best, and I'm sure you'll always remember the pleasant memories of your grandfather.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on May 20, 2014, 04:01:46 pm
I'm sorry for your loss, Flo. Both of my maternal grandparents died before I was born, but my paternal grandparents both died within the past ten years, so I can say from experience that while little is more sad than the death of a grandparent, little is better for alleviating that sadness than a good, appropriate, preferably at least somewhat amusing funeral.

It seems almost disrespectful to talk about what I'm about to talk about in the same post as this so I'm going to set it apart very clearly.

_____

Seeing the new Godzilla--adaptation? localization? remake? something along those lines--has, more than anything else, rekindled my somewhat atavistic affection for the classic Godzilla franchise. I'd love to sit down and rewatch the sequence of Heisei-series films with Saegusa Miki in them: Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, and of course the elegiac Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. Yes, I know that several of these films aren't generally thought of very highly, but I maintain that the development of the Saegusa character is the closest any aspect of the franchise after the 1954 original has come to 'working' according to traditional dramatic sensibilities. (These are also some of the only Godzilla flicks to pass the Bechdel Test--albeit only in the same way that the original Dykes to Watch Out For strip that named the concept said Alien did--unless you count Mothra's fairies singing her theme song.) I'm sad that she didn't show up in Godzilla: Final Wars. She's at least as important to the series as several of the minor monsters.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 20, 2014, 06:09:24 pm
At a prom.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on May 20, 2014, 08:40:47 pm
I'm so sorry Flo- I know this is pretty tough. It's lovely that your Pop-pop was able to have the last laugh, so to speak, and it sounds like the funeral was lovely. It sounds like you really honored him.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on May 22, 2014, 10:37:51 am
I won our organisation's treasurer (technically finance director) position. I'm actually the treasurer for what, three groups? All political in a sense. And I'm the events coordinator for a journal, which has nothing to do with politics except for the fact that the Editor in Chief is a friend of mine who was cheated out of the presidency of our organisation, pretty much. I'm going to have to finnagle myself out of some of these commitments, I have no idea how I am going to find time to start my African affairs knock-off journal. Which would be a far better use of time. But first our organisation needs to figure out what's going to happen, the election was rigged and people know this.

If you're wondering why I'm posting this I'd planned to post in the "I lost an election" thread but it's more pertinent here.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on May 22, 2014, 10:48:20 am
Did you actually win the election this time?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on May 22, 2014, 10:58:52 am
I, too, am treasurer of an organization, but it is the undergraduate art history organization and not remotely political.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on May 22, 2014, 09:16:29 pm
Did you actually win the election this time?

I did. I don't recall which election I lost, but I know I won this one. But my friend did not.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on May 23, 2014, 08:02:34 am
Jury duty today.

Surprisingly this is the first I've ever been called.  Well, unless you count the time Pennsylvania tried to call me for literally two days after I moved out of state.  :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on May 23, 2014, 02:21:15 pm
Woohoo, my final day of school today... ever (unless I completely f up my exams :P). There was a little joke award assembly (you know the sort of thing, 'worst driver', 'worst drunk' 'least successful in the gym'), and I received the 'biggest Bible thumper' award (largely due to my contributions to Ethics and Philosophy debates :P). Then, we all went into town, descended upon the pubs and bars and generally had a great (and in my case sober) time. Twas' a great day.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 23, 2014, 02:40:05 pm
Woohoo, my final day of school today... ever (unless I completely f up my exams :P). There was a little joke award assembly (you know the sort of thing, 'worst driver', 'worst drunk' 'least successful in the gym'), and I received the 'biggest Bible thumper' award (largely due to my contributions to Ethics and Philosophy debates :P). Then, we all went into town, descended upon the pubs and bars and generally had a great (and in my case sober) time. Twas' a great day.

Sorry to hear about the sobriety. Congrats on the rest.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: HokeyDood on May 24, 2014, 11:33:46 am
So I leave for SUNNY SAN DIEGO tomorrow! As my ship is currently underway, I will be spending a few weeks at TPU (transient personnel unit) in San Diego on the mainland (I am stationed on Coronado Island).  What does that mean?  Roll call at 7am...

Petty officer: Waller!

Me: WALLER!

Petty officer: So, you're here?

Me: Yup!

Petty officer: Awesome, enjoy your day. 

^ I am not disappointed that my first few weeks in California will essentially be a vacation.  HOO-YAH!!!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr President & Senator Polnut on May 24, 2014, 10:45:09 pm
Went out today with one of my best friends from school and we had a blast! We went to Lakewood Park and hung out with a group of guys near the skate park for awhile and later managed to get enough people for a basketball game since there was a court right by there. Our team lost, but afterwards, we all went onto the giant tire swing in the park and played on that for awhile. After, me and my friend took a walk on the path along the shore and walked down to where the "rock parkour path" was and I was a bit hesitant to do it, but he talked me into it and jumped, walked, hopped and climbed over tons of large/small rocks above the water until we couldn't go any further. We found some really weird stuff on the way to like a blue foam "Y" sign, a broken traffic cone, a garage sale sign, toothpaste, a deflated balloon, and plenty of bricks. We took the blue foam thingy as a souevenir. Nobody else was there so we just shared some laughs, talked and looked at the waves and what looked to be downtown Cleveland in the distance. He put his arm around me and I put mine around him and joked "I'll never let go!" and referenced Jack/Rose. We questioned each other on how Titanic at one second, but the next we looked at each other and realized something was happening between us.

From there, we returned back up to the park and talked some more on my car's bumper for a little bit and went to grab a bite to eat at Steak n' Shake and while we were waiting for our food, we saw this funny-looking old, tattooed guy spending quarter after quarter to try and get a prize from one of the machines. We headed back to my friend's mom's house from there, and began watching Halloween on Netflix. The movie was obviously really scary (and his dog even got scared to, I think lol), but it allowed us to cuddle some more and it got to the point where we started kissing each other for the first time. We finished the movie (with some odd screams from a girl which made the dog bark) and played some GTA on his Xbox for about an hour. By that point, it was 9 and relatively dark and both of us said we had a great day. We kissed again before I left, but it happened while his dog came to pee outside, so the romance was cut off lol. A great day though and this is going to be a great summer! :D

(http://media.tumblr.com/d0017c58ccefb8023c0b827cfe34b783/tumblr_inline_mn8erw3j821qz4rgp.gif)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on May 24, 2014, 10:54:28 pm
omg.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on May 25, 2014, 01:39:01 am
Get that filth out of here.

*trigger warning* - anti-fic... wait that goes before, doesn't it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on May 25, 2014, 02:26:01 pm
Ugh.  I'm in the Federal jury pool for the next two years.  Ah well, hopefully I won't get called, or if I do get called, it won't be for a sequestered jury.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 25, 2014, 02:28:22 pm
Ugh.  I'm in the Federal jury pool for the next two years.  Ah well, hopefully I won't get called, or if I do get called, it won't be for a sequestered jury.

Be happy you're not on the other side of the jury, my friend. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on May 27, 2014, 03:06:12 pm
I found out today that I got the internship my parents had me sign up for and that it pays $24/hour for 40 hours a week. I can't even imagine that much money in one place. Also the girl that I like likes me back. I don't know what I've been doing in my life to make this happen, but it needs to continue.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on May 27, 2014, 03:12:27 pm
Wanna change lives for a few months? :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on May 27, 2014, 04:00:48 pm
Not now that I'm pulling down 960 dollars a week, no.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: HokeyDood on May 27, 2014, 04:05:47 pm
Finally got to San Diego.  Beautiful!  Snapped this pic over at Old Town.  

(https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/p552x414/10301299_10100192583857444_4559767911591967737_n.jpg)

Also, no longer being in training, my allowances are kicking in, so I will be paid $600 more than I was in Chicago on tomorrow's paycheck, and then $300 more than that from there on out.  

Also, the NEW YORK RANGERS CAN WRAP UP THE EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT!  I'll be hitting the local sports bar and grabbing a couple beers to hopefully celebrate a title.  


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: LeBron FitzGerald on May 28, 2014, 04:34:32 am
Get that filth out of here.

*trigger warning* - anti-fic... wait that goes before, doesn't it.
???


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: anvi on May 28, 2014, 03:21:31 pm
I have just moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I will live for the next fifteen months.  So, new avatar.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Torie on May 28, 2014, 03:58:36 pm
I have just moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I will live for the next fifteen months.  So, new avatar.

My partner Dan announced that he wants to go to Nova Scotia this summer (he has all kinds of things he is cooking up in his mind as trips from our new Hudson base camp). I asked why, other than the fact that it was there. He replied that it was because that was last place that native Americans in North America got screwed by the White man, so he needs to visit. I am not sure that I understand the nexus, but whatever - whatever keeps Dan happy. If Dan is happy, Torie is happy.  :) So ... we may be hitting you up this summer anvi!  :P

Oh, I got my variance granted by the Hudson Zoning Board of Appeals btw, and again my name graced the local paper on the front page. I am getting famous, or perhaps infamous would be more accurate, in the hood even before moving there. I am also commencing taking the NY Barbei Bar Review course, so I will be ready to take the NY Bar Exam test at the end of July in Albany. Torie has no plans whatsoever to retire or slow down until he assumes room temperature. He has just too much to do, and too many miles yet to go, before he sleeps.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on May 28, 2014, 04:48:45 pm
I have just moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I will live for the next fifteen months.  So, new avatar.

What brought you to Nova Scotia, anvi? A teaching job? Some other work opportunity? Personal business?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on May 28, 2014, 04:54:59 pm
We are being visited by Michael's nana and her husband in June. They don't discuss me at all, so that should be interesting.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on May 28, 2014, 05:22:46 pm
I've started studying for the bar I'm taking in July. May I RIP in peace.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: anvi on May 28, 2014, 06:46:30 pm
Torie, might Dan be talking about the Canadian government's ongoing interactions with the Mi'kmaq people, their mandated reorganization of the Mi'kmaq governing body in the late nineteenth cent., ect.?  In any case, other than a short trip away from here I'll be taking from June 19-22, I will be here the whole summer, so you and Dan are more than welcome to visit!  Can show you a little around the city and, if your interested, maybe even take you two around Nova Scotia wine country, only an hour and a half or so drive away from here.  Not California wine, but not bad, and a good chance to see some of the province's nice countryside.

Nathan, I took a leave of absence from my teaching job in Illinois this coming year, as I got a one-year appointment to do some teaching and tutoring at King's College and Dalhousie University, which in turn gives me a chance to spend a year with my girlfriend here.  I spent my sabbatical here and have visited often since she moved here in 2010, so I like the area a lot.

Best of luck, Duke!
 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on May 28, 2014, 10:36:25 pm
For whatever reason, demo work is slow right now & I've only worked two hours this week. The time card I submitted a few minutes ago totals 18.5 hours. Pissing me off, I need money.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on May 29, 2014, 11:01:45 am
Had a cheesy sweet nothing to say to my girlfriend last night, but she liked it, which is all that matters.  "When I'm with you I'm worried I'll get Lou Gehrig's Disease because when I'm with you I feel like I'm the luckiest man in the world."


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: DC Al Fine on May 29, 2014, 01:37:34 pm
Had a fender bender today. No injuries or anything like that, but now I'm out $2k. Ugh.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on May 29, 2014, 05:00:13 pm
I found out today that my brother goes to the same school as Fat Joe Cartenga's daughter (it's a public school designed for special needs students only). I have never heard of Fat Joe, but apparently both my parents have made his acquaintance and are very proud of it. Apparently he’s relatively famous.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hifly on May 29, 2014, 05:14:15 pm
Found out that my Great-Great Grandmother had a wild and intense fetish for Adolf Hitler's Country House in Obersalzburg as she entered her senile years.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on May 29, 2014, 05:29:31 pm
Found out that my Great-Great Grandmother had a wild and intense fetish for Adolf Hitler's Country House in Obersalzburg as she entered her senile years.

That sentence was a wild ride from beginning to end.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on May 29, 2014, 11:23:11 pm
Went to Republican function, met people I have heard of. Not too bad, although I lost half my cards on the way back. All in all an interesting and productive event. I need to go to more of these. Also everyone was wearing bow ties- truly these are my people! Oddly enough, I was wearing a long tie.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on May 30, 2014, 08:10:06 pm
I just shaved, so now I don't have an awkward blond neckbeard.



Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on May 30, 2014, 08:45:48 pm
I hope I make a good impression tomorrow.  Get to spend some time with my girlfriend's daughter for the first time while out fishing.  I've been advised to bring safety glasses as apparently she can be a bit wild with her Barbie fishing rod.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: patrick1 on May 30, 2014, 08:48:41 pm
I hope I make a good impression tomorrow.  Get to spend some time with my girlfriend's daughter for the first time while out fishing.  I've been advised to bring safety glasses as apparently she can be a bit wild with her Barbie fishing rod.

You seem to be rather fond of this girl, congrats and have fun.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on May 30, 2014, 09:07:22 pm
I hope I make a good impression tomorrow.  Get to spend some time with my girlfriend's daughter for the first time while out fishing.  I've been advised to bring safety glasses as apparently she can be a bit wild with her Barbie fishing rod.

You seem to be rather fond of this girl, congrats and have fun.

I haven't even met her, tho I certainly have enjoyed spending time with her mother. ;) Unfortunately, I can't say what I feel about her mother because I'd be infracted for excessive hyperbole.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on May 31, 2014, 05:30:08 am
I've now entered the last desperate days of revision before my exams begin (on Monday). I'm confident (ish) that I know my stuff and what I've got to do. But still, it's not a nice time :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on May 31, 2014, 06:03:09 am
I've now entered the last desperate days of revision before my exams begin (on Monday). I'm confident (ish) that I know my stuff and what I've got to do. But still, it's not a nice time :(

Don't go mad over them. If you know your stuff....then my personal advice would be to do some light studying today....and then be done with it. One day of no studying before exams begin has normally been a good thing for me, as a point does come when additional work only increases your nervousness without doing anything constructive for you.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on May 31, 2014, 06:14:07 am
Got drunk for the first time in my life yesterday! That was amazing. :D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on May 31, 2014, 07:25:39 am
Got drunk for the first time in my life yesterday! That was amazing. :D

You can't have been that drunk or you wouldn't be so enthused today... :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on May 31, 2014, 10:25:44 am
Got drunk for the first time in my life yesterday! That was amazing. :D

You can't have been that drunk or you wouldn't be so enthused today... :)

Nah, I didn't go too hard on it, I'm reasonable enough. ;) But I most definitely was drunk - I think my friends could testify. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Rooney on June 01, 2014, 12:45:56 pm
I was nominated for teacher of the year. That was pretty awesome.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: HokeyDood on June 01, 2014, 12:53:39 pm
Got drunk for the first time in my life yesterday! That was amazing. :D

Bravo, Antonio.  Today, you woke up a little less awful. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hifly on June 01, 2014, 12:55:06 pm
Got drunk for the first time in my life yesterday! That was amazing. :D

How old are you?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 01, 2014, 12:59:55 pm
I was nominated for teacher of the year. That was pretty awesome.

Congrats!

I've now entered the last desperate days of revision before my exams begin (on Monday). I'm confident (ish) that I know my stuff and what I've got to do. But still, it's not a nice time :(

It's not very fun :(

I hope I make a good impression tomorrow.  Get to spend some time with my girlfriend's daughter for the first time while out fishing.  I've been advised to bring safety glasses as apparently she can be a bit wild with her Barbie fishing rod.

That's really adorable

Got drunk for the first time in my life yesterday! That was amazing. :D

How old are you?

That's really unnecessary


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hifly on June 01, 2014, 01:04:36 pm
It's a genuine question.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on June 01, 2014, 01:06:15 pm
I'm 21. Pretty ironic that I waited for the US drinking age even though I live in Europe, isn't it? :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hifly on June 01, 2014, 01:08:43 pm
I'm 21. Pretty ironic that I waited for the US drinking age even though I live in Europe, isn't it? :P

Yes! You seem like a very sensible individual.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 01, 2014, 06:54:14 pm
I just kind of snapped at my brother today, and I'm not supposed to since he has aspergers and I don't want to make him more distrustful of people, and I just said a lot of things that I should have never said.

what the hell is wrong with me


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on June 01, 2014, 06:59:45 pm
I just kind of snapped at my brother today, and I'm not supposed to since he has aspergers and I don't want to make him more distrustful of people, and I just said a lot of things that I should have never said.

what the hell is wrong with me

What prompted that? I mean, having Aspergers myself, I know we can really act like dicks sometimes. :P If your brother knows you love him, he should be fine. Just give him a full, sincere apology and a good hug. :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 01, 2014, 07:20:35 pm
I just kind of snapped at my brother today, and I'm not supposed to since he has aspergers and I don't want to make him more distrustful of people, and I just said a lot of things that I should have never said.

what the hell is wrong with me

What prompted that? I mean, having Aspergers myself, I know we can really act like dicks sometimes. :P If your brother knows you love him, he should be fine. Just give him a full, sincere apology and a good hug. :)

He kept throwing things like pots, pans, food, and after I told him to stop, he commented on my appearances and then I just snapped. It's just he does the same thing every day and I took it out on him.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Solidarity Forever on June 01, 2014, 08:04:07 pm
I just kind of snapped at my brother today, and I'm not supposed to since he has aspergers and I don't want to make him more distrustful of people, and I just said a lot of things that I should have never said.

what the hell is wrong with me

Do you want a hug? Or talking?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on June 01, 2014, 08:54:13 pm
Returning from Philly, for what was probably one of the tamest and non-debauched bachelor parties in the history of bachelor parties.  I'm pretty sure the only person around who properly boozed up was myself, and even I could have stood to have a couple more over the course of the weekend.

I'm only posting this because as we were walking the streets of Old City from one place to the next, who passed us by but one of those "pedal pub" bikes that BRTD posted about awhile ago. And, well, they fit perfectly in with the traffic on Chestnut Street.  And they were clearly rowdy and buzzed and havin' a ball... but of course there wasn't any actual pub on that vehicle (I assume state regulations saw to that.)  Presumably they all pre-gamed.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 02, 2014, 01:32:37 pm
Apparently I am a part of the the vast right-wing conspiracy. (http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/manhattans-conservative-elite-celebrate-new-book-about-impea)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Joe Republic on June 02, 2014, 05:31:07 pm
Overheard this gem today: "It's so sad... did you know that out of all 52 states, Nevada is #48 in education quality."

Point proven, I suppose.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on June 02, 2014, 05:33:08 pm
My sister moved out yesterday. For the first time since I left for college, I'm an only child again.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on June 03, 2014, 10:57:01 am
Overheard this gem today: "It's so sad... did you know that out of all 52 states, Nevada is #48 in education quality."

Point proven, I suppose.

I could see them saying out of all 51 states, if you treated DC as if it were a state, which it often is for those sorts of reports.  However, the only report I googled that had Nevada in 48th place had it in 48th in 2008 and had since fallen to 51st.  Tho maybe it has gotten bad enough to be 52nd out of 51 states.  It certainly will be nice to be able to thank God for another State besides Mississippi.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Orphan Crippler on June 03, 2014, 05:08:56 pm
Got drunk for the first time in my life yesterday! That was amazing. :D

Never getting drunk before the age of 21 is truly even worse than still being a virgin by 21.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on June 04, 2014, 12:38:53 am
Day 7 of bar prep and I'm beginning to lose my social skills. I can't imagine how awkward I'm going to be when late July gets here.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 05, 2014, 03:42:01 pm
So, I’ve been holding this in for a while because it’s deeply personal, but my brother has been in a rehab facility for four weeks. Today, my mother and father went for a group therapy session with the patients and their parents, and they met a man who was held captive by FARC for five years in the jungle.  He’s a fairly famous prisoner, actually. I won’t name the book he wrote or who he is for obvious reasons, but he has a relative in the same center with my younger brother. I actually remember seeing him on TV quite a bit after his release, and my parents spent a good deal of time talking with him.

Please, I know it’s obvious, but I rather not have this leave the confines of this forum. I’m adjusting to everything slowly, but my whole family has been through a lot. My parents were fighting for three weeks straight, I have lost my appetite and my sleep schedule, and my grandmother (who has been in frail health due to her stress regarding her upcoming retirement and the unfortunate circumstances surrounding it) has really been taking a toll from it as well. My youngest brother doesn’t understand what’s going on, but I know he realizes his older brother hasn’t been at home on the weekends when he visits. I’m sure he’s quite confused as well.

On the bright side, my mom (who never had a drinking problem) has decided to quit drinking to support my brother, and my brother is resolving some deep issues that he has been keeping in for a very, very long time. The news since he went into the rehab has been nothing but good news, and I talked to him two weeks ago on the phone. He should be out in a month or so, and I can’t wait for him to get out soon enough. I'm willing to share this now due to the interesting people my parents have encountered, but I really want to keep it on the down-low for the most part.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on June 05, 2014, 04:09:09 pm
I'm very sorry hear that, Sanchez. :(  I wish the very best to you and your family, and hope things get better for you guys.  You do seem like a strong person in dealing with so many difficult challenges the best you can.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on June 05, 2014, 10:02:36 pm
Got drunk for the first time in my life yesterday! That was amazing. :D

Never getting drunk before the age of 21 is truly even worse than still being a virgin by 21.
I'm 48 and I'm fairly certain I've never been drunk.  I've certainly never had a hangover, and I don't recall ever having more than three drinks in a single evening.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 05, 2014, 11:18:43 pm
PBS is the biggest f[inks]ing scam on the planet.

Paid for by viewers like YOU!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 05, 2014, 11:37:15 pm
PBS is the biggest f[inks]ing scam on the planet.

Paid for by viewers like YOU!

Realmente espero que usted esta siendo sarcastico


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: JerryArkansas on June 06, 2014, 12:01:42 am
I just spent 12 hours in hell.  I was stuck at home with no power in 95o Heat.  I am so happy I now have power.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 06, 2014, 12:25:16 am
PBS is the biggest f[inks]ing scam on the planet.

Paid for by viewers like YOU!

Realmente espero que usted esta siendo sarcastico
No, I'm not. I watched a two hour Grateful Dead concert that 30 minutes of music and ninety of some old woman asking for money. Even if I gave a donation, they'd still screw me by wasting all that time demanding money from those who haven't donated. The only way this can be solved is if PBS got full funding or goes subscriber only like HBO or Sirius XM.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on June 06, 2014, 03:58:18 am
My brother threw up in my Mum's car following his English A.S. Paper. Another reason why its a bad idea to have a big breakfast before an exam.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on June 06, 2014, 01:44:17 pm
So I graduated from high school yesterday. The ceremony was...moving. Our class president took a selfie on stage in front of everyone which so far has over 300 likes on Facebook.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: LeBron FitzGerald on June 06, 2014, 05:01:17 pm
PBS is the biggest f[inks]ing scam on the planet.

Paid for by viewers like YOU!

Realmente espero que usted esta siendo sarcastico
No, I'm not. I watched a two hour Grateful Dead concert that 30 minutes of music and ninety of some old woman asking for money. Even if I gave a donation, they'd still screw me by wasting all that time demanding money from those who haven't donated. The only way this can be solved is if PBS got full funding or goes subscriber only like HBO or Sirius XM.
I'll just leave this here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-KBjrHOgqk) ;)

But really, that sounds exactly like something Mitt Romney would say.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 06, 2014, 06:20:43 pm
So I graduated from high school yesterday. The ceremony was...moving. Our class president took a selfie on stage in front of everyone which so far has over 300 likes on Facebook.

ugh


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 06, 2014, 06:43:04 pm
So I graduated from high school yesterday. The ceremony was...moving. Our class president took a selfie on stage in front of everyone which so far has over 300 likes on Facebook.

ugh
Large selfies are the worst. They did the same at our prom, and I couldn't stand it. Taking a picture with five or six people isn't so bad...but three hundred is just asinine.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Solidarity Forever on June 06, 2014, 09:16:16 pm
So I graduated from high school yesterday. The ceremony was...moving. Our class president took a selfie on stage in front of everyone which so far has over 300 likes on Facebook.

ugh

That happened at my cousin's graduation last year, too, and it was terrible (there were other reasons, too, but that was one of them).

Also Congratulations Gabe.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: HokeyDood on June 06, 2014, 11:29:49 pm
Got off base tonight and grabbed a hotel room in San Diego for the hell of it.  Also grabbed a bottle of Captain so I could get the hell away from that ship and make bad decision in peace.  **** might get real tonight, because I've been going through a tough few days.  Or I might just chill out and avoid going nuclear.

Stay tuned.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: HokeyDood on June 07, 2014, 12:59:51 am
And I'll just go with it.  I've been very depressed for months.  I'm putting a happy face on this Navy thing for quite awhile because I feel like that's what people want me to do.   Fact is, that I'm utterly miserable, and I found out this week that the entire ship is staying in San Diego when we do next year's crew swap EXCEPT my division.  So I will be sent 15,000 miles away to Japan from anything or anyone I've even cared about, I'll be in a transient state AGAIN, and I'll be stuck without moving my life forward when it comes to finding a girl/starting a family/getting some stability for 3 more years.  Oh... and it's not like it's a part of Japan near anything.  It's some backwater rural area where I'll be stuck on base 24/7 doing jack **** when we are in port. 

I literally think I might do something very drastic and I'm trying to hold it together, but at the end of the day this was a huge mistake that I rushed into for no real reason other than student loans and thinking that it might help a prospective political career and I just want to go back to Jersey.  

(I've been drinking so take that into account if you read this)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 07, 2014, 08:28:57 pm
Turns out that when you rip up a shirt to make a "bro tank", the former sleeves can be used as headbands.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 07, 2014, 08:39:46 pm
PBS is the biggest f[inks]ing scam on the planet.

Paid for by viewers like YOU!

Realmente espero que usted esta siendo sarcastico
No, I'm not. I watched a two hour Grateful Dead concert that 30 minutes of music and ninety of some old woman asking for money. Even if I gave a donation, they'd still screw me by wasting all that time demanding money from those who haven't donated. The only way this can be solved is if PBS got full funding or goes subscriber only like HBO or Sirius XM.

"Yo llegue a ver un concierto gratuito por PBS!"

"Si usted dona diez dólares, estaramos capaces de seguir al aire este programa y otros similares."

"Oh, no! Me estan pidiendo que donen para que puedan *jadeos* AIRE MAS PROGRAMACION??? ESTO ES UN ULTRAJE!"


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 07, 2014, 10:08:03 pm
PBS is the biggest f[inks]ing scam on the planet.

Paid for by viewers like YOU!

Realmente espero que usted esta siendo sarcastico
No, I'm not. I watched a two hour Grateful Dead concert that 30 minutes of music and ninety of some old woman asking for money. Even if I gave a donation, they'd still screw me by wasting all that time demanding money from those who haven't donated. The only way this can be solved is if PBS got full funding or goes subscriber only like HBO or Sirius XM.

"Yo llegue a ver un concierto gratuito por PBS!"

"Si usted dona diez dólares, estaramos capaces de seguir al aire este programa y otros similares."

"Oh, no! Me estan pidiendo que donen para que puedan *jadeos* AIRE MAS PROGRAMACION??? ESTO ES UN ULTRAJE!"
1. It was not a concert. It was six songs totaling sixty minutes, and ninety minutes of requests for money.
2. Suppose I donate. I still have to watch an hour and a half of requests for more money from the remainder of the viewers.
3. I have this concert as part of a DVD set of Grateful Dead shows that I got for Christmas last year; I’ve watched it enough times to know that they cut out most of the good stuff that Deadheads (IE, the Paulites of the rock world) would love.

So how is this “free” when they aren’t airing a quality program? How is it fair for the people who support PBS when they have to wade through the hours of money requests from those who don’t pay? I only watched this because I was too lazy to get the DVD and it happened to be on. I wouldn’t have paid to watch it when I already own it, keep in mind. Clearly, PBS needs to be privatized, the rights of the useful, uninterrupted educational children’s programming sold to NBC, and the rest of PBS needs to be converted into a subscriber service, since most of PBS’s devoted viewers are also devoted donors. Why should they suffer through the money requests to people like me who aren’t going to pay for this?

So, in short, it was not a free program-it wasn't a program. It was PBS using the Grateful Dead (who allowed fans to film and record all of their concerts and didn't try to profit off their audience anymore than what was needed to keep the band afloat) to hit people for money. It violated the very spirit of the Grateful Dead, and the sad thing was is that this is supposed to be Public television-if it's for everybody, it should be quality television.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on June 07, 2014, 10:29:20 pm
And I'll just go with it.  I've been very depressed for months.  I'm putting a happy face on this Navy thing for quite awhile because I feel like that's what people want me to do.   Fact is, that I'm utterly miserable, and I found out this week that the entire ship is staying in San Diego when we do next year's crew swap EXCEPT my division.  So I will be sent 15,000 miles away to Japan from anything or anyone I've even cared about, I'll be in a transient state AGAIN, and I'll be stuck without moving my life forward when it comes to finding a girl/starting a family/getting some stability for 3 more years.  Oh... and it's not like it's a part of Japan near anything.  It's some backwater rural area where I'll be stuck on base 24/7 doing jack **** when we are in port. 

I literally think I might do something very drastic and I'm trying to hold it together, but at the end of the day this was a huge mistake that I rushed into for no real reason other than student loans and thinking that it might help a prospective political career and I just want to go back to Jersey.  

(I've been drinking so take that into account if you read this)
I'm sorry dude. Just remember its always possible to take advantage of unhappy circumstances- even sh[inks] has a silver lining.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 08, 2014, 12:36:43 am
PBS is the biggest f[inks]ing scam on the planet.

Paid for by viewers like YOU!

Realmente espero que usted esta siendo sarcastico
No, I'm not. I watched a two hour Grateful Dead concert that 30 minutes of music and ninety of some old woman asking for money. Even if I gave a donation, they'd still screw me by wasting all that time demanding money from those who haven't donated. The only way this can be solved is if PBS got full funding or goes subscriber only like HBO or Sirius XM.

"Yo llegue a ver un concierto gratuito por PBS!"

"Si usted dona diez dólares, estaramos capaces de seguir al aire este programa y otros similares."

"Oh, no! Me estan pidiendo que donen para que puedan *jadeos* AIRE MAS PROGRAMACION??? ESTO ES UN ULTRAJE!"
1. It was not a concert. It was six songs totaling sixty minutes, and ninety minutes of requests for money.
2. Suppose I donate. I still have to watch an hour and a half of requests for more money from the remainder of the viewers.
3. I have this concert as part of a DVD set of Grateful Dead shows that I got for Christmas last year; I’ve watched it enough times to know that they cut out most of the good stuff that Deadheads (IE, the Paulites of the rock world) would love.

So how is this “free” when they aren’t airing a quality program? How is it fair for the people who support PBS when they have to wade through the hours of money requests from those who don’t pay? I only watched this because I was too lazy to get the DVD and it happened to be on. I wouldn’t have paid to watch it when I already own it, keep in mind. Clearly, PBS needs to be privatized, the rights of the useful, uninterrupted educational children’s programming sold to NBC, and the rest of PBS needs to be converted into a subscriber service, since most of PBS’s devoted viewers are also devoted donors. Why should they suffer through the money requests to people like me who aren’t going to pay for this?

So, in short, it was not a free program-it wasn't a program. It was PBS using the Grateful Dead (who allowed fans to film and record all of their concerts and didn't try to profit off their audience anymore than what was needed to keep the band afloat) to hit people for money. It violated the very spirit of the Grateful Dead, and the sad thing was is that this is supposed to be Public television-if it's for everybody, it should be quality television.

Creo que la unica cosa aceptable para hacer en ese momento es poner una pistola en la cabeza de la gente quienes no donan nada (por favor no privatizar la television publica).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 08, 2014, 01:16:43 am
PBS is the biggest f[inks]ing scam on the planet.

Paid for by viewers like YOU!

Realmente espero que usted esta siendo sarcastico
No, I'm not. I watched a two hour Grateful Dead concert that 30 minutes of music and ninety of some old woman asking for money. Even if I gave a donation, they'd still screw me by wasting all that time demanding money from those who haven't donated. The only way this can be solved is if PBS got full funding or goes subscriber only like HBO or Sirius XM.

"Yo llegue a ver un concierto gratuito por PBS!"

"Si usted dona diez dólares, estaramos capaces de seguir al aire este programa y otros similares."

"Oh, no! Me estan pidiendo que donen para que puedan *jadeos* AIRE MAS PROGRAMACION??? ESTO ES UN ULTRAJE!"
1. It was not a concert. It was six songs totaling sixty minutes, and ninety minutes of requests for money.
2. Suppose I donate. I still have to watch an hour and a half of requests for more money from the remainder of the viewers.
3. I have this concert as part of a DVD set of Grateful Dead shows that I got for Christmas last year; I’ve watched it enough times to know that they cut out most of the good stuff that Deadheads (IE, the Paulites of the rock world) would love.

So how is this “free” when they aren’t airing a quality program? How is it fair for the people who support PBS when they have to wade through the hours of money requests from those who don’t pay? I only watched this because I was too lazy to get the DVD and it happened to be on. I wouldn’t have paid to watch it when I already own it, keep in mind. Clearly, PBS needs to be privatized, the rights of the useful, uninterrupted educational children’s programming sold to NBC, and the rest of PBS needs to be converted into a subscriber service, since most of PBS’s devoted viewers are also devoted donors. Why should they suffer through the money requests to people like me who aren’t going to pay for this?

So, in short, it was not a free program-it wasn't a program. It was PBS using the Grateful Dead (who allowed fans to film and record all of their concerts and didn't try to profit off their audience anymore than what was needed to keep the band afloat) to hit people for money. It violated the very spirit of the Grateful Dead, and the sad thing was is that this is supposed to be Public television-if it's for everybody, it should be quality television.

Creo que la unica cosa aceptable para hacer en ese momento es poner una pistola en la cabeza de la gente quienes no donan nada (por favor no privatizar la television publica).

Solución justa, pero ¿por qué estamos hablando en español?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 08, 2014, 10:21:28 am
PBS is the biggest f[inks]ing scam on the planet.

Paid for by viewers like YOU!

Realmente espero que usted esta siendo sarcastico
No, I'm not. I watched a two hour Grateful Dead concert that 30 minutes of music and ninety of some old woman asking for money. Even if I gave a donation, they'd still screw me by wasting all that time demanding money from those who haven't donated. The only way this can be solved is if PBS got full funding or goes subscriber only like HBO or Sirius XM.

"Yo llegue a ver un concierto gratuito por PBS!"

"Si usted dona diez dólares, estaramos capaces de seguir al aire este programa y otros similares."

"Oh, no! Me estan pidiendo que donen para que puedan *jadeos* AIRE MAS PROGRAMACION??? ESTO ES UN ULTRAJE!"
1. It was not a concert. It was six songs totaling sixty minutes, and ninety minutes of requests for money.
2. Suppose I donate. I still have to watch an hour and a half of requests for more money from the remainder of the viewers.
3. I have this concert as part of a DVD set of Grateful Dead shows that I got for Christmas last year; I’ve watched it enough times to know that they cut out most of the good stuff that Deadheads (IE, the Paulites of the rock world) would love.

So how is this “free” when they aren’t airing a quality program? How is it fair for the people who support PBS when they have to wade through the hours of money requests from those who don’t pay? I only watched this because I was too lazy to get the DVD and it happened to be on. I wouldn’t have paid to watch it when I already own it, keep in mind. Clearly, PBS needs to be privatized, the rights of the useful, uninterrupted educational children’s programming sold to NBC, and the rest of PBS needs to be converted into a subscriber service, since most of PBS’s devoted viewers are also devoted donors. Why should they suffer through the money requests to people like me who aren’t going to pay for this?

So, in short, it was not a free program-it wasn't a program. It was PBS using the Grateful Dead (who allowed fans to film and record all of their concerts and didn't try to profit off their audience anymore than what was needed to keep the band afloat) to hit people for money. It violated the very spirit of the Grateful Dead, and the sad thing was is that this is supposed to be Public television-if it's for everybody, it should be quality television.

Creo que la unica cosa aceptable para hacer en ese momento es poner una pistola en la cabeza de la gente quienes no donan nada (por favor no privatizar la television publica).

Solución justa, pero ¿por qué estamos hablando en español?

No hay una buena razon para no hacerlo.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on June 08, 2014, 10:45:18 am
You had the rotten luck to be watching during a fund drive. They only happen a few times a year; PBS is usually very much not like that. I agree that they're just this side of completely intolerable and if PBS was actually properly publicly funded as its name implies it would be better for all concerned.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on June 09, 2014, 01:18:59 am
Last night in the Bay Area, coming back home tomorrow.  Haven't seen much of Atlas all week, which is probably a good thing.

I will say, and this will probably come as an insult to both cities though it's not really meant as such, but my first impression of San Fran was intensely reminiscent of Washington, D.C.  After a couple days and some exploring that sense faded somewhat, but it's not entirely gone.  Obviously the two factors that led to this impression were the fact that BART and the DC Metro are very very similar systems, as well as similar architecture (and general lack of tall buildings) in the "nicer" residential areas.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on June 09, 2014, 03:06:34 am
I've spent a decent amount of time in both cities (more than any other cities, in fact) and never gotten that impression, but I adore San Francisco and don't really care for Washington much at all. To me Washington seems awfully artificial; the immense tourist trap that is the federal buildings in the heart of the city serves as a real impediment to the creation of real communities like San Francisco has. But then I suppose I feel compelled to leap to the defense of my city because it does read like a bit of an insult. I'll have to keep this in mind when I go back to DC and environs in September; perhaps that'll make me appreciate it a little more.

The comparison of BART to the DC Metro is interesting; last week I rode BART for what I think was the second time ever (BART doesn't run to Santa Clara County, where I've lived my whole life) and I was struck by how familiar it felt. I wasn't entirely sure whether the similarity was unusual, since the Metro is the only subway system I've used extensively, but I guess it was.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on June 09, 2014, 01:30:21 pm
I've spent a decent amount of time in both cities (more than any other cities, in fact) and never gotten that impression, but I adore San Francisco and don't really care for Washington much at all. To me Washington seems awfully artificial; the immense tourist trap that is the federal buildings in the heart of the city serves as a real impediment to the creation of real communities like San Francisco has. But then I suppose I feel compelled to leap to the defense of my city because it does read like a bit of an insult. I'll have to keep this in mind when I go back to DC and environs in September; perhaps that'll make me appreciate it a little more.

The comparison of BART to the DC Metro is interesting; last week I rode BART for what I think was the second time ever (BART doesn't run to Santa Clara County, where I've lived my whole life) and I was struck by how familiar it felt. I wasn't entirely sure whether the similarity was unusual, since the Metro is the only subway system I've used extensively, but I guess it was.

Well, both BART and the Metro date from similar times (70s basically); have similar looking cars, station architecture, and even system maps; serve a sort of hybrid function that is half subway and half commuter rail; and have fares based on distance (which is unusual to someone most familiar with Philly and NYC, which are very different systems but are united in not having that feature.) 

I definitely find DC to feel very artificial through and through (and, being the New Yorker I am, blame it on their really restrictive height limits); TBH my initial impression of SF in areas like Pacific Heights and along Valencia Street actually conveyed much of the same feeling and you're entirely right to want to rebut that.  Ultimately the more time I spent here the more areas I found that didn't have that problem, and the downtown area (which I didn't really spend time in until my final day here)  is unquestionably better than DC.

And obviously Berkeley and Oakland are pretty great too.

In general I would say that I prefer the Bay Area to the DC area, the one caveat being that Metro is somewhat better than BART (more coverage especially in the center city; more frequent service).  Also it's a little crazy that there's an alphabet soup of at least a dozen different transit operators- BART, Muni, Caltrain, a different bus operator for each county more or less- instead of just one for the region. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Beet on June 09, 2014, 01:38:43 pm
I've spent a decent amount of time in both cities (more than any other cities, in fact) and never gotten that impression, but I adore San Francisco and don't really care for Washington much at all. To me Washington seems awfully artificial; the immense tourist trap that is the federal buildings in the heart of the city serves as a real impediment to the creation of real communities like San Francisco has.

I've always felt it strange when people talk about "real communities" in a city. For one thing, if you are not a part of those communities, why do you care? What value does it bring to you? On the other hand, if you are a part of a community, then again, I would say it's more about your personal connections than the physical space. I can see myself living in the middle of a relatively close residential "community" and yet still be quite isolated. So what you're talking about is really the snobbery of preferring one type of city to another.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on June 10, 2014, 03:04:38 pm
3rd week of studying for the bar, and I've never wanted to die as badly as I do right now.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on June 10, 2014, 03:21:43 pm
3rd week of studying for the bar, and I've never wanted to die as badly as I do right now.

I feel for you man (even if what your doing is probably ten times harder than the stuff I'm doing) :(. Ah well, the day of freedom must come eventually :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 11, 2014, 04:23:51 pm
I just applied for a job at McDonalds :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fed. Pac. Chairman Devin on June 11, 2014, 06:37:11 pm
I just applied for a job at McDonalds :P
Good luck!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 11, 2014, 07:09:36 pm
I just applied for a job at McDonalds :P
Good luck!
Good luck indeed; I worked fast food last summer and lasted six weeks. I moved 20,000 pounds worth of concrete with my dad yesterday in 91 degree heat and enjoyed it more :P. Less pressure and forklifts are pretty fun.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on June 11, 2014, 08:38:16 pm
I just applied for a job at McDonalds :P
Hope it goes well! :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 11, 2014, 10:09:32 pm
I just applied for a job at McDonalds :P
Good luck!
Good luck indeed; I worked fast food last summer and lasted six weeks. I moved 20,000 pounds worth of concrete with my dad yesterday in 91 degree heat and enjoyed it more :P. Less pressure and forklifts are pretty fun.

I just applied for a job at McDonalds :P
Hope it goes well! :)

Thanks :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 11, 2014, 10:17:11 pm
My high-on housemates are talking about God now...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 11, 2014, 10:53:06 pm
I ruined my voice by doing a pretty dead-on impression of Tom Waits for my best friend today, and then strained it further when Tom Waits was mentioned on Jeopardy when my dad and I were watching it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on June 12, 2014, 06:34:48 pm
My high-on housemates are talking about God now...

Anything interesting, or just the usual plagues, deluges, and invasions to punish us for our wicked ways?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 12, 2014, 07:16:51 pm
The last two weeks have been just "great". Working nine to ten hour days at a place about 45 minutes away, getting 4 hours of sleep on good nights, still having a chronic cough, and now another wisdom tooth is popping in, making my right jaw swollen and feeling like sh#t. Meanwhile, my roommate and the Housing Chair is in sort of a death-match with another member of our pledge class who has great differences with him but wants to move in for work-related reasons. Thus, it's a war on two fronts. Both, of course, want me to take their side and all that crap. Both are guilty of horrible atrocities against the protagonist (me) in various forms, but both are as well my friends. Whenever I try to mediate their disputes, it isn't about wanting them to get along, it's about self preservation; if I have to hear them yelling one more time, either I or at least one of them will be dead. Probably gonna have to just take a week off at home so I can visit a few doctors regarding various issues and actually get some sleep.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 12, 2014, 07:17:58 pm
My high-on housemates are talking about God now...

Anything interesting, or just the usual plagues, deluges, and invasions to punish us for our wicked ways?

The idea of the various polytheistic gods actually existing, but literally being at war with each other (in the same vein that religious wars exist) was discussed. I brought up what I remember from "Paradise Lost", in which all the various "gods" were actually angels cast down from Heaven after the war, which they thought was pretty interesting.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 13, 2014, 12:31:47 am
My job pays poorly. But it pays, unlike so many of these internships. It's unlikely I'll be taking a love cruise down the Dniester myself anytime soon, then, but I'm wondering if and how I should supplement my income. Perhaps something low-intensity but interesting (bow-tie salesman?). More likely than not it might be something at our library. I mean in all honesty I could probably be a passable adjunct at some CUNY college, but that's not... lol. I need ideas, and no, don't mention drugs.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on June 13, 2014, 11:00:52 am
I stole a pen from the broker I use to trade stocks online a few months ago and tweeted about how awful the pen smelled the other day. Today, I received a nice pen in the mail from them with a note saying they hoped this one smelled better.

Good customer service. They'll keep me as a customer for a long time.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 13, 2014, 11:02:51 am
I was hoping for some advice...

Meanwhile , slow going on the weight front. I got back from the gym, my arms are tired. Some lifts, pulls, whatever. Been trying to go every day,  alternating between upper and lower body. I started at 197-200, am currently at 191-2 (the scales can't make up their mind), and would like to get to ~175. It's not just weight, I'm weak and I know it and I'd like to develop some upper body strength.

Meanwhile there has been positive notes on the diet front. I seem close to actualising the oatmeal-cereal-celery-soup-tuna-? diet (? means I'm unsure about dinner). Wednesday was exemplary. I had oatmeal for breakfast, a tuna sandwich for lunch, and fish, salad, and asparagus for dinner. I need to eat like that more often. But I also need to avoid heavy African foods that I enjoy.

Paging Polnut.

Speaking of portfolios I've been keeping a fake one on Google Finance that has done rather well. I have the money, I should really put it in.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on June 13, 2014, 05:48:02 pm
The last two weeks have been just "great". Working nine to ten hour days at a place about 45 minutes away, getting 4 hours of sleep on good nights, still having a chronic cough, and now another wisdom tooth is popping in, making my right jaw swollen and feeling like sh#t. Meanwhile, my roommate and the Housing Chair is in sort of a death-match with another member of our pledge class who has great differences with him but wants to move in for work-related reasons. Thus, it's a war on two fronts. Both, of course, want me to take their side and all that crap. Both are guilty of horrible atrocities against the protagonist (me) in various forms, but both are as well my friends. Whenever I try to mediate their disputes, it isn't about wanting them to get along, it's about self preservation; if I have to hear them yelling one more time, either I or at least one of them will be dead. Probably gonna have to just take a week off at home so I can visit a few doctors regarding various issues and actually get some sleep.

No offense, Cath, but what do you think being an adult with a full-time job is going to be like? You just described a typical day in the life of Indy.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MaxQue on June 13, 2014, 08:33:22 pm
The last two weeks have been just "great". Working nine to ten hour days at a place about 45 minutes away, getting 4 hours of sleep on good nights, still having a chronic cough, and now another wisdom tooth is popping in, making my right jaw swollen and feeling like sh#t. Meanwhile, my roommate and the Housing Chair is in sort of a death-match with another member of our pledge class who has great differences with him but wants to move in for work-related reasons. Thus, it's a war on two fronts. Both, of course, want me to take their side and all that crap. Both are guilty of horrible atrocities against the protagonist (me) in various forms, but both are as well my friends. Whenever I try to mediate their disputes, it isn't about wanting them to get along, it's about self preservation; if I have to hear them yelling one more time, either I or at least one of them will be dead. Probably gonna have to just take a week off at home so I can visit a few doctors regarding various issues and actually get some sleep.

No offense, Cath, but what do you think being an adult with a full-time job is going to be like? You just described a typical day in the life of Indy.

America hasn't adopted the 40-hours week?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 13, 2014, 08:39:28 pm
The last two weeks have been just "great". Working nine to ten hour days at a place about 45 minutes away, getting 4 hours of sleep on good nights, still having a chronic cough, and now another wisdom tooth is popping in, making my right jaw swollen and feeling like sh#t. Meanwhile, my roommate and the Housing Chair is in sort of a death-match with another member of our pledge class who has great differences with him but wants to move in for work-related reasons. Thus, it's a war on two fronts. Both, of course, want me to take their side and all that crap. Both are guilty of horrible atrocities against the protagonist (me) in various forms, but both are as well my friends. Whenever I try to mediate their disputes, it isn't about wanting them to get along, it's about self preservation; if I have to hear them yelling one more time, either I or at least one of them will be dead. Probably gonna have to just take a week off at home so I can visit a few doctors regarding various issues and actually get some sleep.

No offense, Cath, but what do you think being an adult with a full-time job is going to be like? You just described a typical day in the life of Indy.

America hasn't adopted the 40-hours week?

It's called overtime. In any case, it's the sleeping situation that's the main problem, but it, compounded on aforementioned health issues aren't helping. It's in my nature to burn out at a job after a while, the key is to ignore that and keep yourself disciplined. As well, the work situation is hardly the crux of my post in regards to my first sentence which sarcastically calls the last two weeks "great". In regards to IndyTX, no offense really taken, but it's my first real foray into full time work, and combined with who I'm interacting with outside of work and, again, my sleep deprivation and sickness/wisdom teeth, it's trying.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 13, 2014, 11:37:43 pm
Tomando el ACT's. Deseame suerte :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: JerryArkansas on June 14, 2014, 04:17:41 am
Like Flo, I'm taking the ACT.  Not using a Calculator for this one, trying to see how good I can do without it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on June 14, 2014, 07:32:37 am
I'm spending my Father's Day weekend golfing drinking and grilling. Ahhhhhhhh.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Kushahontas on June 14, 2014, 07:41:27 am
I'm spending my Father's Day weekend golfing drinking and grilling. Ahhhhhhhh.

sounds like the best time!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Solidarity Forever on June 14, 2014, 06:09:23 pm
25% of the second-smartest fivesome in upstate New York.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 14, 2014, 07:56:26 pm
I learned how to play the opening part of "Blowing in the Wind" on harmonica.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 14, 2014, 08:17:01 pm
While driving back from my house to Detroit on Memorial Day, I accidentally hit my right side mirror with a tree trunk on the side of a dirt road only a few minutes from my family's residence. Given that, compounded with a couple other mishaps I'd been involved with, for the next few days I felt like a disappointing piece of shyte. Given that I'll have to go back home tomorrow for Father's Day, I finally went to a junkyard with two of my housemates and was able to find a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. The car I'm using is a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. With fifteen minutes to go before the place closed for the day, my oldest housemate who is quite handy was able to detach the mirror and I paid ~$19 for it and we left. Following some cleaning and the like, we put the mirror on my car, removing the old one. Feeling good that I was able to correct my mistake. Sadly, there's a lot more to go through before the summer's over.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on June 14, 2014, 09:32:00 pm
I'm going to Governor's School tomorrow, so look forward to me posting less! :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 15, 2014, 07:09:29 am
I saw a girl at the gym today watch the Food Network whilst on the treadmill. What does this mean? I feel like it says something about her. And I don't think a lot of my classmates at college would approve of it. And I've so thoroughly immersed myself in that culture I'm not sure I'm comfortable with it myself. Do people like that still exist in this part of the country? Is it indicative of a certain attitude or am I over-thinking this as usual?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 15, 2014, 08:46:00 am
I saw a girl at the gym today watch the Food Network whilst on the treadmill. What does this mean? I feel like it says something about her. And I don't think a lot of my classmates at college would approve of it. And I've so thoroughly immersed myself in that culture I'm not sure I'm comfortable with it myself. Do people like that still exist in this part of the country? Is it indicative of a certain attitude or am I over-thinking this as usual?

What culture disapproves of a woman at the gym watching food network? Why do you need your classmates to approve of someone you think you have a connection with?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 15, 2014, 09:25:23 am
Who said I had a cconnection with her? I just found it strange. Should I find it strange? Does this make me a feminist?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 15, 2014, 09:28:03 am
Who said I had a cconnection with her? I just found it strange. Should I find it strange? Does this make me a feminist?

By the way you're talking it seemed like you had a connection, it really shouldn't be strange to see a woman at the gym, and you really shouldn't overthink these things.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 15, 2014, 05:37:54 pm
Who said I had a cconnection with her? I just found it strange. Should I find it strange? Does this make me a feminist?

By the way you're talking it seemed like you had a connection, it really shouldn't be strange to see a woman at the gym, and you really shouldn't overthink these things.

Obviously, it's not about a woman at the gym, but that she's watching something about food while exercising. Like I always say, "Read with your mind, not your eyes."


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 15, 2014, 05:49:50 pm
I was trying to be glib but let me more blunt. I was thinking she might be some sort of homemaker in waiting. And that was extremely strange to me. It reminded it me of the discussion I had with a friend who was at Tufts few years ago about how people apparently still used "gay" as an insult. At this point, it's an alien outlook on life. And I'm not sure how I feel about it.

Yes. I am jumping to conclusions. And yes, I'm being an liberal elitist despite not being a liberal. I ought to think well of homemakers. Yet the idea of young women in this day and age wanting to be one does not sit well with me.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 15, 2014, 05:56:16 pm
I was trying to be glib but let me more blunt. I was thinking she might be some sort of homemaker in waiting. And that was extremely strange to me. It reminded it me of the discussion I had with a friend who was at Tufts few years ago about how people apparently still used "gay" as an insult. At this point, it's an alien outlook on life. And I'm not sure how I feel about it.

Yes. I am jumping to conclusions. And yes, I'm being an liberal elitists despite not being a liberal. I ought to think well of homemakers. Yet the idea of young women in this day and age wanting to be one does not sit well with me.

The first paragraph is a world quite removed from my own, even in college. The second one is obviously you just being an out-and-out liberal elitist. I think you're inferring from it too much, however.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on June 16, 2014, 06:41:31 am
After managing to fix my sleep schedule this weekend, I found myself unable to sleep again tonight.

Maybe I hate my job.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on June 16, 2014, 10:21:55 am
I'm spending my Father's Day weekend golfing drinking and grilling. Ahhhhhhhh.

sounds like the best time!

It was beyond amazing, believe me. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Solidarity Forever on June 16, 2014, 01:06:02 pm
I'm going to Governor's School tomorrow, so look forward to me posting less! :)

Congrats on not posting as much ;)!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 16, 2014, 09:03:15 pm
The chick I went to formal with (and who took me to her formal) is now in an relationship. Looks like it's Jim Beam on the menu tonight. And work tomorrow. Urgh. Why couldn't she get wifed up on a weeknight weekend?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 16, 2014, 09:07:58 pm
The chick I went to formal with (and who took me to her formal) is now in an relationship. Looks like it's Jim Beam on the menu tonight. And work tomorrow. Urgh. Why couldn't she get wifed up on a weeknight?
Been there done that...but it was with Jack and RC Cola and instead of work it was at the 20th Annual YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival. Also, the girl in question was going with my friend, and then she went to prom with another one of my friends :P.

May I suggest you listen to this for an evening of entertainment?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXYyeUz5Fw8




Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 16, 2014, 09:13:24 pm
The chick I went to formal with (and who took me to her formal) is now in an relationship. Looks like it's Jim Beam on the menu tonight. And work tomorrow. Urgh. Why couldn't she get wifed up on a weeknight?
Been there done that...but it was with Jack and RC Cola and instead of work it was at the 20th Annual YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival. Also, the girl in question was going with my friend, and then she went to prom with another one of my friends :P.

May I suggest you listen to this for an evening of entertainment?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXYyeUz5Fw8




I thank you for your encouragement. Luckily, I don't work with her (how could she do demo anyway?), but that does mean I have to wake up and be in a state of good hydration all day tomorrow. I may need to make a smokes run soon. Wanna come with? Watching my housemate play football video games will only go so far.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on June 16, 2014, 09:35:26 pm
The chick I went to formal with (and who took me to her formal) is now in an relationship. Looks like it's Jim Beam on the menu tonight. And work tomorrow. Urgh. Why couldn't she get wifed up on a weeknight?
Been there done that...but it was with Jack and RC Cola and instead of work it was at the 20th Annual YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival. Also, the girl in question was going with my friend, and then she went to prom with another one of my friends :P.

May I suggest you listen to this for an evening of entertainment?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXYyeUz5Fw8




I thank you for your encouragement. Luckily, I don't work with her (how could she do demo anyway?), but that does mean I have to wake up and be in a state of good hydration all day tomorrow. I may need to make a smokes run soon. Wanna come with? Watching my housemate play football video games will only go so far.

Are you saying women can't do demolition work? And you shouldn't smoke. It's a very unhealthy, white trash thing to do.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 16, 2014, 11:17:47 pm
The chick I went to formal with (and who took me to her formal) is now in an relationship. Looks like it's Jim Beam on the menu tonight. And work tomorrow. Urgh. Why couldn't she get wifed up on a weeknight?
Been there done that...but it was with Jack and RC Cola and instead of work it was at the 20th Annual YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival. Also, the girl in question was going with my friend, and then she went to prom with another one of my friends :P.

May I suggest you listen to this for an evening of entertainment?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXYyeUz5Fw8




I thank you for your encouragement. Luckily, I don't work with her (how could she do demo anyway?), but that does mean I have to wake up and be in a state of good hydration all day tomorrow. I may need to make a smokes run soon. Wanna come with? Watching my housemate play football video games will only go so far.

Are you saying women can't do demolition work? And you shouldn't smoke. It's a very unhealthy, white trash thing to do.

-Never seen any chicks do demo, and I don't expect to. And this chick's, well, feminine. Call me "sexist" or whatever word you've invented for it, but she's not disposed towards this type of profession.
-I've accepted that I"m trashy in a number of ways and comfortable with it. At the end of the day, it's just like "Whatever, yeah, cool" and that's the end of it. This was a fine day until a few hours ago, and all that, so yeah. Y'know.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on June 17, 2014, 12:36:05 am
I'm going to Governor's School tomorrow, so look forward to me posting less! :)
I know I'll be looking forward to that.  ;)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: ¢®🅰ß 🦀 ©@k€ 🎂 on June 17, 2014, 03:22:39 am
Starting a paid internship at my Uni in a few hours! It's very exciting, although most of my flat have left so it's quite lonely at the moment.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 17, 2014, 12:53:38 pm
The chick I went to formal with (and who took me to her formal) is now in an relationship. Looks like it's Jim Beam on the menu tonight. And work tomorrow. Urgh. Why couldn't she get wifed up on a weeknight?
Been there done that...but it was with Jack and RC Cola and instead of work it was at the 20th Annual YeeHaw Junction Bluegrass Festival. Also, the girl in question was going with my friend, and then she went to prom with another one of my friends :P.

May I suggest you listen to this for an evening of entertainment?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXYyeUz5Fw8




I thank you for your encouragement. Luckily, I don't work with her (how could she do demo anyway?), but that does mean I have to wake up and be in a state of good hydration all day tomorrow. I may need to make a smokes run soon. Wanna come with? Watching my housemate play football video games will only go so far.
Hell yeah, I'll get in my car and get up there in about three days!






Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TheDeadFlagBlues on June 17, 2014, 08:19:43 pm
I was trying to be glib but let me more blunt. I was thinking she might be some sort of homemaker in waiting. And that was extremely strange to me. It reminded it me of the discussion I had with a friend who was at Tufts few years ago about how people apparently still used "gay" as an insult. At this point, it's an alien outlook on life. And I'm not sure how I feel about it.

Yes. I am jumping to conclusions. And yes, I'm being an liberal elitist despite not being a liberal. I ought to think well of homemakers. Yet the idea of young women in this day and age wanting to be one does not sit well with me.
Welcome to the ivory tower, friend. Yours is more elitist while mine is more politically correct but both towers condition you to view mainstream society from an outsider's perspective. I, for one, look forward to living in *insert yuppie neighborhood here* as I lament the declining readership of "the classics" with my post-grad wife.



Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on June 17, 2014, 10:21:02 pm
Since when does watching the food network mean you want to be a homemaker? That's a bizarre conclusion.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 18, 2014, 05:55:37 pm
The longest political phone call this year: 12 minutes and 26 seconds. Very nice woman, very angry at Jeb Bush, especially for HMO's, will not vote for Charlie, didn't realize there was going to be a primary, only thought Charlie was running.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 18, 2014, 06:49:51 pm
The longest political phone call this year: 12 minutes and 26 seconds. Very nice woman, very angry at Jeb Bush, especially for HMO's, will not vote for Charlie, didn't realize there was going to be a primary, only thought Charlie was running.
Ugh, those are the worst. I got threatened with arrest because I redialed a woman once :P. Phone banking was the worst part of my campaign experience.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on June 19, 2014, 05:25:34 am
Have completed my last exam, thus muh freederms are finally restored!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 19, 2014, 04:55:34 pm
Case race tomorrow evening. My great-grand big is supposedly recruiting alums to swing by, and I've got at least two members of the crew living in the House as well as some of the other actives and recent graduates that have indicated they'll be here. When I get back from work, however, I'm too lazy to try to organize this crap, so I'm kinda winging it. Oh well. If we even have three teams of three (not going the typical 2/24 route, but instead 3/30), I'll be happy.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on June 19, 2014, 04:59:16 pm
Case race tomorrow evening. My great-grand big is supposedly recruiting alums to swing by, and I've got at least two members of the crew living in the House as well as some of the other actives and recent graduates that have indicated they'll be here. When I get back from work, however, I'm too lazy to try to organize this crap, so I'm kinda winging it. Oh well. If we even have three teams of three (not going the typical 2/24 route, but instead 3/30), I'll be happy.

what the f**k does any of this mean


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Bacon King on June 20, 2014, 12:23:24 am
Case race tomorrow evening. My great-grand big is supposedly recruiting alums to swing by, and I've got at least two members of the crew living in the House as well as some of the other actives and recent graduates that have indicated they'll be here. When I get back from work, however, I'm too lazy to try to organize this crap, so I'm kinda winging it. Oh well. If we even have three teams of three (not going the typical 2/24 route, but instead 3/30), I'll be happy.

what the ***k does any of this mean

"A competition will be held tomorrow evening wherein teams of men will compete to see which team can drink an entire case of beer the fastest. My mentor's mentor's mentor in the fraternity is finding fraternity brothers who graduated with him to come, plus at least two people who are currently living in the fraternity house itself (plus other current and recently graduated fraternity brothers) will be attending. I'm too lazy to organize the event myself though. Even if only nine people show up I will consider it a success. If necessary we can have three teams of three men drinking from those cases of beer that come with thirty beers, as opposed to the traditional setup of teams of two drinking from cases of beer that come with twenty four beers."


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: shua on June 20, 2014, 02:04:26 am
had to pull off the highway in Hampton after the HR Bridge Tunnel b/c I was low on gas.  Due to a storm the power was out and so I had to search for a working gas station.  It seems common sense to me that when the power is out, stop light intersections should be treated as 4-way stops, but I find that many other drivers disagree.

have to go in for an endoscopy tomorrow morning. blech.



Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Jbrase on June 20, 2014, 02:11:42 am
Case race tomorrow evening. My great-grand big is supposedly recruiting alums to swing by, and I've got at least two members of the crew living in the House as well as some of the other actives and recent graduates that have indicated they'll be here. When I get back from work, however, I'm too lazy to try to organize this crap, so I'm kinda winging it. Oh well. If we even have three teams of three (not going the typical 2/24 route, but instead 3/30), I'll be happy.

what the ******* does any of this mean

Learn how to speak Academian (Bro Dialect). 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 20, 2014, 09:07:15 pm
I've lost like 10 pounds, but I don't feel any different. That is, I still feel rather... lumpy. I wonder how much I need to lose to start seeing a difference. I mean, there can't be that many pounds stuck in my gut?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 21, 2014, 01:40:01 pm
I've lost like 10 pounds, but I don't feel any different. That is, I still feel rather... lumpy. I wonder how much I need to lose to start seeing a difference. I mean, there can't be that many pounds stuck in my gut?

I was hoping for commentary. Anyway, I'm here in the city but I find that many of my friends are not. And those who are here are not particularly outgoing or are infernally busy. So I'm wondering how to go out and be social...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on June 21, 2014, 02:02:10 pm
Ten pounds is a lot for some people, but how you feel now will depend more on weight loss as a percent of your original weight and how much you've changed your diet and increased your physical activity.

And maybe you're feeling a bit sluggish because you don't have as much to do over the summer?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 21, 2014, 02:09:14 pm
Ten pounds is a lot for some people, but how you feel now will depend more on weight loss as a percent of your original weight and how much you've changed your diet and increased your physical activity.

And maybe you're feeling a bit sluggish because you don't have as much to do over the summer?

Well, that must be 5% of my weight. I've been very conscious about my diet and have been going to the gym about 5 days a week now. I was hovering just below 200. I'd like to get to 175. I have a job, but that's just it. I mean it's not that I feel sluggish per se, I don't feel and I don't feel like I look (although my mother says otherwise) any thinner.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on June 21, 2014, 02:34:50 pm
Whether you're noticing it or not, 5% sounds like real progress.

I don't know about you, but I struggle to keep myself occupied when I'm not taking classes. I enjoy having the freedom to explore whatever subject I want in my free time without having material from several classes constantly floating in the back of my mind, but I also lose the sense that I have any purpose when I'm not at work.

Maybe your job is on your mind more often, though. I don't know. I rarely think about mine when I'm not in the office.



Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: bedstuy on June 21, 2014, 02:37:19 pm
Ten pounds is a lot for some people, but how you feel now will depend more on weight loss as a percent of your original weight and how much you've changed your diet and increased your physical activity.

And maybe you're feeling a bit sluggish because you don't have as much to do over the summer?

Well, that must be 5% of my weight. I've been very conscious about my diet and have been going to the gym about 5 days a week now. I was hovering just below 200. I'd like to get to 175. I have a job, but that's just it. I mean it's not that I feel sluggish per se, I don't feel and I don't feel like I look (although my mother says otherwise) any thinner.

Weight isn't really the best metric of how fat you are.  You should be thinking about body fat percentage.  If you're losing lean muscle mass, you're not going to look any better.

Personally, I was 5'10," 155 and kind of fat in high school.  I spent like a year running 4 miles every other day and eating salad every day in college and I lost ~20 lbs.  But, then I was way too waify so I spent about two years lifting weights and doing zero cardio because of a running injury.  Because I was so thin I could eat a lot of protein and not really sweat it too much if I put on a little fat with the muscle I added.  Now, I'm 5'10," 155 and I fit the same pants I got in college when I was 140.  

I think that's a good basic strategy, spend some time taking off fat, spend some time putting on muscle.  What are you doing as far as diet and exercise?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on June 21, 2014, 03:59:44 pm
I'm sick...I have a fever and every part of my body is sore. And like most people who use the diagnostic tool on WebMD, I am now convinced that my death from severe acute illness is imminent and have quietly resigned myself to my fate on my deathbed.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Kushahontas on June 21, 2014, 04:33:27 pm
I have a really bad case of Swimmer's Ear in my right ear and the doctor is closed until Monday when I (yay) cannot go anyway because it will be a busy day at work. Lovely.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: bedstuy on June 21, 2014, 05:17:16 pm
I have a really bad case of Swimmer's Ear in my right ear and the doctor is closed until Monday when I (yay) cannot go anyway because it will be a busy day at work. Lovely.

Why don't you go to a different doctor or an urgent care clinic?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 21, 2014, 05:24:42 pm
Ten pounds is a lot for some people, but how you feel now will depend more on weight loss as a percent of your original weight and how much you've changed your diet and increased your physical activity.

And maybe you're feeling a bit sluggish because you don't have as much to do over the summer?

Well, that must be 5% of my weight. I've been very conscious about my diet and have been going to the gym about 5 days a week now. I was hovering just below 200. I'd like to get to 175. I have a job, but that's just it. I mean it's not that I feel sluggish per se, I don't feel and I don't feel like I look (although my mother says otherwise) any thinner.

Weight isn't really the best metric of how fat you are.  You should be thinking about body fat percentage.  If you're losing lean muscle mass, you're not going to look any better.

Personally, I was 5'10," 155 and kind of fat in high school.  I spent like a year running 4 miles every other day and eating salad every day in college and I lost ~20 lbs.  But, then I was way too waify so I spent about two years lifting weights and doing zero cardio because of a running injury.  Because I was so thin I could eat a lot of protein and not really sweat it too much if I put on a little fat with the muscle I added.  Now, I'm 5'10," 155 and I fit the same pants I got in college when I was 140. 

I think that's a good basic strategy, spend some time taking off fat, spend some time putting on muscle.  What are you doing as far as diet and exercise?

Well, in terms of diet I'm mainly cutting out processed junk and all that. I'll be honest- I ate a fair amount of takeout Chinese and McD's. Keeping an eye on portions. Taking my own advice (see Update) on eating a lot of watery fruit. As for exercise I'm mixing upper and lower body. I start with 20 mins of cardio, sometimes more- today I was on the stationary for 90 minutes- followed by weights and the stairmaster when working on the lower body. I'd like some upper body strength, because that's truly lacking for me, but I have little interest in bulking up.

Whether you're noticing it or not, 5% sounds like real progress.

I don't know about you, but I struggle to keep myself occupied when I'm not taking classes. I enjoy having the freedom to explore whatever subject I want in my free time without having material from several classes constantly floating in the back of my mind, but I also lose the sense that I have any purpose when I'm not at work.

Maybe your job is on your mind more often, though. I don't know. I rarely think about mine when I'm not in the office.

I mean, I'm just trying to find people to hang out with.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: bedstuy on June 21, 2014, 05:56:57 pm
Ten pounds is a lot for some people, but how you feel now will depend more on weight loss as a percent of your original weight and how much you've changed your diet and increased your physical activity.

And maybe you're feeling a bit sluggish because you don't have as much to do over the summer?

Well, that must be 5% of my weight. I've been very conscious about my diet and have been going to the gym about 5 days a week now. I was hovering just below 200. I'd like to get to 175. I have a job, but that's just it. I mean it's not that I feel sluggish per se, I don't feel and I don't feel like I look (although my mother says otherwise) any thinner.

Weight isn't really the best metric of how fat you are.  You should be thinking about body fat percentage.  If you're losing lean muscle mass, you're not going to look any better.

Personally, I was 5'10," 155 and kind of fat in high school.  I spent like a year running 4 miles every other day and eating salad every day in college and I lost ~20 lbs.  But, then I was way too waify so I spent about two years lifting weights and doing zero cardio because of a running injury.  Because I was so thin I could eat a lot of protein and not really sweat it too much if I put on a little fat with the muscle I added.  Now, I'm 5'10," 155 and I fit the same pants I got in college when I was 140. 

I think that's a good basic strategy, spend some time taking off fat, spend some time putting on muscle.  What are you doing as far as diet and exercise?

Well, in terms of diet I'm mainly cutting out processed junk and all that. I'll be honest- I ate a fair amount of takeout Chinese and McD's. Keeping an eye on portions. Taking my own advice (see Update) on eating a lot of watery fruit.

Fruit isn't necessarily all that healthy.  It can have a decent amount of sugar.

I find the best diet advice is to get protein and fiber with every meal, cut out sweets, liquor and beer and only eat carbs that have a decent amount of dietary fiber.  For me, that means a lot of salad, eggs, chicken, pork, seafood and beans.  I also try to drink enough water.  What I do is try to finish a gallon jug of water every day. 

As for exercise I'm mixing upper and lower body. I start with 20 mins of cardio, sometimes more- today I was on the stationary for 90 minutes- followed by weights and the stairmaster when working on the lower body. I'd like some upper body strength, because that's truly lacking for me, but I have little interest in bulking up.

You're not really thinking about exercise correctly.  If you're going to lift weights, you should warm up, that's it, maybe 5 minutes of cardio beforehand.  You don't want to lift weights when you're already tired.  When you're lifting, most your muscle hypertrophy is going to happen because you're working out near your maximum level of exertion.   And, if you're working out to build strength, you're going to add muscle mass.  So, that's kind of a silly idea that you would lift weights but not add muscle mass.  Why would you not want muscle mass anyway?

As for cardio, running is the easiest and best way.  A stationary bike is tough because you're sitting down.  It's tough to get a good workout when you're sitting down. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 21, 2014, 06:05:54 pm
My diet is producing results on the scales, so that works for me. But in regards to the sugar you sound like my mother. I eat a lot of grapes, celery, and so forth. I doubt it's doing me harm. But I haven't been having a lot of straight-up water. That's something I should consider.

I mean I'm aiming for definition, but not a six-pack or anything. It's just way too unrealistic and probably would also necessitate me having to replace all my clothes. The idea is ludicrous. It is utterly inconceivable, to the point it'd probably get me off-target. Right now I'm hoping to get a bit of arm and leg definition and a flat stomach. And I'd like to be able to keep it. That's it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on June 21, 2014, 06:16:03 pm
I've lost like 10 pounds, but I don't feel any different. That is, I still feel rather... lumpy. I wonder how much I need to lose to start seeing a difference. I mean, there can't be that many pounds stuck in my gut?

I'm going through the same thing right now. I lost about 8kg over the past 8 months, but I don't really see much visible change yet. Granted, I'd need to lose 8 more to return to the normal weight I had until early 2013.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: bedstuy on June 21, 2014, 06:18:56 pm
My diet is producing results on the scales, so that works for me. But in regards to the sugar you sound like my mother. I eat a lot of grapes, celery, and so forth. I doubt it's doing me harm. But I haven't been having a lot of straight-up water. That's something I should consider.

I mean I'm aiming for definition, but not a six-pack or anything. It's just way too unrealistic and probably would also necessitate me having to replace all my clothes. The idea is ludicrous. It is utterly inconceivable, to the point it'd probably get me off-target. Right now I'm hoping to get a bit of arm and leg definition and a flat stomach. And I'd like to be able to keep it. That's it.

I don't follow.  You're not accidentally going to put on a ton of muscle.  You're worried that if you have a muscular core you're going to be too trim for your pants?  If you put on some muscle, the only thing you have to worry about in terms of clothes is neck size on dress shirts.

I think it's just efficient from a time/benefit perspective to actually lift weights and not just dick around at the gym.  You can just lift a couple of times a week and do a few compound exercises like squats and bench press and chin-ups, 3 sets, 8-10 reps.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on June 21, 2014, 06:22:55 pm
My life has gotten significantly better since my struggles earlier on this year. I have made good friends and am making smarter decisions across the board. I'm working on campus this summer and am hauling in a decent paycheck. Have been going to the rec almost daily and improving my diet - I have cut red meat out, though it's a reoccurring struggle. My parents have become much more accepting than they were originally.

I have set a two-year plan in motion with the aim of having things play out just so. In high school I had my life figured out, and it's time to start making important decisions for the rest of my life.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 21, 2014, 06:30:02 pm
My diet is producing results on the scales, so that works for me. But in regards to the sugar you sound like my mother. I eat a lot of grapes, celery, and so forth. I doubt it's doing me harm. But I haven't been having a lot of straight-up water. That's something I should consider.

I mean I'm aiming for definition, but not a six-pack or anything. It's just way too unrealistic and probably would also necessitate me having to replace all my clothes. The idea is ludicrous. It is utterly inconceivable, to the point it'd probably get me off-target. Right now I'm hoping to get a bit of arm and leg definition and a flat stomach. And I'd like to be able to keep it. That's it.

I don't follow.  You're not accidentally going to put on a ton of muscle.  You're worried that if you have a muscular core you're going to be too trim for your pants?  If you put on some muscle, the only thing you have to worry about in terms of clothes is neck size on dress shirts.

I think it's just efficient from a time/benefit perspective to actually lift weights and not just dick around at the gym.  You can just lift a couple of times a week and do a few compound exercises like squats and bench press and chin-ups, 3 sets, 8-10 reps.

I'm not "dicking around at the gym". I'm doing weights for a good hour. I'm concerned about shoulders, mainly. But I really don't think trying to get a lot of muscle is a plausible idea nor is it what I want.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: JerryArkansas on June 21, 2014, 06:33:17 pm
When school restarts in August, I decided to come out to everyone.  I decided to do it in the most gay way possible, in theater class while we are trying to find a play to take to festive this next year.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: bedstuy on June 21, 2014, 06:44:13 pm
My diet is producing results on the scales, so that works for me. But in regards to the sugar you sound like my mother. I eat a lot of grapes, celery, and so forth. I doubt it's doing me harm. But I haven't been having a lot of straight-up water. That's something I should consider.

I mean I'm aiming for definition, but not a six-pack or anything. It's just way too unrealistic and probably would also necessitate me having to replace all my clothes. The idea is ludicrous. It is utterly inconceivable, to the point it'd probably get me off-target. Right now I'm hoping to get a bit of arm and leg definition and a flat stomach. And I'd like to be able to keep it. That's it.

I don't follow.  You're not accidentally going to put on a ton of muscle.  You're worried that if you have a muscular core you're going to be too trim for your pants?  If you put on some muscle, the only thing you have to worry about in terms of clothes is neck size on dress shirts.

I think it's just efficient from a time/benefit perspective to actually lift weights and not just dick around at the gym.  You can just lift a couple of times a week and do a few compound exercises like squats and bench press and chin-ups, 3 sets, 8-10 reps.

I'm not "dicking around at the gym". I'm doing weights for a good hour. I'm concerned about shoulders, mainly. But I really don't think trying to get a lot of muscle is a plausible idea nor is it what I want.

You're not going to get "a lot of muscle" unless you really consciously try to lift weights in a certain way and have a weird body-builder type of diet.  And, it's not like someone with 6 pack abs has a 34 waist because their abdominal muscles are so big, right? 

What I mean is that you may be wasting time at the gym in terms of time/benefit.  The way you're talking about lifting weights, you seem like you're a beginner in terms of knowledge.  If you don't know what you're doing at the gym, you're might be working hard, but you're not working smart.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 21, 2014, 07:01:09 pm
So what do you suggest?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 21, 2014, 07:06:08 pm
Why is a liberal lecturing someone on weight-lifting?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: bedstuy on June 21, 2014, 07:11:28 pm
Take a weights class at your school or get one of your friends to teach you.  That could be really helpful.  

The other thing is that "definition" isn't really a thing.  Definition is low body fat and large muscle mass.  That's pretty much it.  In getting there, you never really have to worry about getting huge muscles, because muscle builds slowly and it's not easy to get huge.  People who are super muscular eat tons of eggs, chicken and protein powder and work out in a very specific intense way, in general.  If you're just a beginner, there's no danger you're going to get too much muscle.

Why is a liberal lecturing someone on weight-lifting?
 

I'm a liberal, but I'm gay so I'm in good shape.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Paul Kemp on June 21, 2014, 07:12:23 pm
So what do you suggest?

This (http://bit.ly/17Hs0xZ).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 21, 2014, 07:16:34 pm
...

All right, I suppose I'll have to cut down on the cardio.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: bedstuy on June 21, 2014, 07:19:12 pm
...

All right, I suppose I'll have to cut down on the cardio.

I didn't say that.  I mean on when you go work out, either lift weights or do cardio, but not both.  Maybe you could do cardio at 7am and lift at 7pm, but you don't want to lift after a 4 mile run.  That's all.   


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 21, 2014, 07:20:12 pm
...

All right, I suppose I'll have to cut down on the cardio.

I didn't say that.  I mean on when you go work out, either lift weights or do cardio, but not both.  Maybe you could do cardio at 7am and lift at 7pm, but you don't want to lift after a 4 mile run.  That's all.   

Right. Understood.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 21, 2014, 09:00:03 pm
Went over and carried my grandma's groceries up and her garbage down, then stayed and talked with her for two hours like I do twice a week. Despite the health scare on Christmas, she seems as healthy as ever, and my mom needs to quit bothering her about things. Who here has a 72 year old grandma who doesn't get tired when they walk up a flight of stairs? I'm 18 for God's sake and even I hate climbing the stairs to her apartment!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on June 22, 2014, 11:28:40 am
Unlike our dear friend who is going to transition from nap to nap I am going to transition from beer to bourbon to martinis. Then I'm going to have a delicious grilled salmon dinner. Tomorrow night a big thick dry aged ribeye.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 22, 2014, 11:53:08 am
Have to complete cleaning the first floor of the House and saving it from its post-case race mess. Shouldn't be too hard, probably another round of sweeping, then mopping. Dishes are, for the most part, clean or in the process of being cleaned.

Some housemates are attempting a golf outing today. Too bad I don't have my own set of clubs, and have only golfed 18 holes once. I do have $800 in my checking account, though... However, in all reality, I need to stem the tide of losing money and instead start saving so I can pay for a whole host of crap. Oy.

At a new job site tomorrow despite the first one not having been completed. Got the text from my superintendent Saturday night. Apparently, my foreman believes I was "slacking", and I was told that if I wanted to get called back to work next summer, something like that couldn't happen again. Given that I was busting my ass the majority of the day and my foreman probably most saw me when I happened to not be doing so, I'm not really worried about it, especially with a new job site and a different foreman (assumedly). I probably won't be working there next summer anyway due to hoping for an internship, but I would like it as a fallback plan or a way to make extra cash on the side.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on June 22, 2014, 02:07:53 pm
At a wedding this weekend and people were taking about, dear God have mercy on my soul, Ingress.  I think.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on June 22, 2014, 03:09:28 pm
Did you tell them about BRTD?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: shua on June 22, 2014, 03:19:27 pm
My life has gotten significantly better since my struggles earlier on this year. I have made good friends and am making smarter decisions across the board. I'm working on campus this summer and am hauling in a decent paycheck. Have been going to the rec almost daily and improving my diet - I have cut red meat out, though it's a reoccurring struggle. My parents have become much more accepting than they were originally.

I have set a two-year plan in motion with the aim of having things play out just so. In high school I had my life figured out, and it's time to start making important decisions for the rest of my life.

Great to hear. Bravo!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on June 22, 2014, 04:55:48 pm
Did you tell them about BRTD?

Some subjects are not meant for mixed company.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: JerryArkansas on June 23, 2014, 04:48:57 pm
I just checked my ACT, and I made a 26 overall without a calculator.  I was reasonably surprised by it.  Got a 30 in reading and 25 in math.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: tmthforu94 on June 23, 2014, 04:58:39 pm
I just checked my ACT, and I made a 26 overall without a calculator.  I was reasonably surprised by it.  Got a 30 in reading and 25 in math.
Nice job, Jerry!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PR on June 23, 2014, 05:25:29 pm
Feeling real good today. Exercised, studied, and sent some appreciative messages to several of my friends.  :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on June 24, 2014, 02:36:04 am
I decided to tell my crush that I really liked him and long story short, I'm in a relationship :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: LeBron FitzGerald on June 24, 2014, 04:19:10 am
I decided to tell my crush that I really liked him and long story short, I'm in a relationship :)
Yay! I'm so happy for you Flo! :D

Wasn't this guy straight though, or am I thinking of another guy? :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on June 24, 2014, 09:26:51 am
I just checked my ACT, and I made a 26 overall without a calculator.  I was reasonably surprised by it.  Got a 30 in reading and 25 in math.

Congratulations!

I decided to tell my crush that I really liked him and long story short, I'm in a relationship :)

Congratulations to you too!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on June 24, 2014, 11:39:08 am
I decided to tell my crush that I really liked him and long story short, I'm in a relationship :)

Aw, well congratulations, Flo! :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on June 24, 2014, 02:38:15 pm
All right, right after seeing the team I support getting kicked out of the World Cup in a dreadfully frustrating game, I have just seen what happens to the character in my sig. I think my day is made. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 24, 2014, 07:18:46 pm
Tuesday and already I hate this week. My housemate and I had been working a job thirty minutes away and had just gotten off a ten hour day, virtually guaranteeing that we'd be getting some overtime payment. I enjoyed work today and would be coming back the next day for ten more hours and a free pizza lunch. However, when I checked my texts when I got back to the car, our superintendent had transferred both of us, seemingly without reason, to a job in Lansing, which is 1.5 hours away. We suspect he has it in for anyone that was hired thanks to his co-owner's son (who I know through the Fraternity). As well, yesterday I emailed Wayne State's poli-sci department chair to see if they might have any jobs for the fall, seeing as my own college's department sucks. Opened my email when I got home to find out that they only hire kids from within the university. That makes sense as a policy, but sucks for me. I'll probably be emailing the poli-sci chair at Marygrove, another Detroit-based college, within the next few days. I'd like to obtain greater experience related to my major, but due to work, I'm unable to get an internship this summer and thus am, as mentioned, emailing other poli-sci departments hoping that they might have work in the fall.

I've been dry for nearly two days, but may get back on the wagon (or is the phrase supposed to be reversed?) for a couple of reasons. Ugh.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on June 25, 2014, 11:30:10 am
Life is just collapsing sound me. I haven't shaved since early May, and I'm having human interaction maybe once or twice a week. I've also adopted this 1 meal a day diet because I don't really have time to do anything otherwise. I have decided to start cooking some type of dish at the beginning of the week and living off that for a few days.

I'm a mess. This whole process is just insane.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 25, 2014, 02:26:18 pm
Life is just collapsing sound me. I haven't shaved since early May, and I'm having human interaction maybe once or twice a week. I've also adopted this 1 meal a day diet because I don't really have time to do anything otherwise. I have decided to start cooking some type of dish at the beginning of the week and living off that for a few days.

I'm a mess. This whole process is just insane.
This is pretty much my life right now, except I'm smoking a lot and I'm not actually preparing for something important :P.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on June 25, 2014, 02:28:18 pm
Life is just collapsing sound me. I haven't shaved since early May, and I'm having human interaction maybe once or twice a week. I've also adopted this 1 meal a day diet because I don't really have time to do anything otherwise. I have decided to start cooking some type of dish at the beginning of the week and living off that for a few days.

I'm a mess. This whole process is just insane.
This is pretty much my life right now, except I'm smoking a lot and I'm not actually preparing for something important :P.

STAHP!

I honestly don't understand how anyone born after 1980 or so would consider smoking an appropriate activity, let alone do it "a lot."


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on June 25, 2014, 03:29:52 pm
At least who was born in this country.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 25, 2014, 05:48:35 pm
Life is just collapsing sound me. I haven't shaved since early May, and I'm having human interaction maybe once or twice a week. I've also adopted this 1 meal a day diet because I don't really have time to do anything otherwise. I have decided to start cooking some type of dish at the beginning of the week and living off that for a few days.

I'm a mess. This whole process is just insane.
This is pretty much my life right now, except I'm smoking a lot and I'm not actually preparing for something important :P.

STAHP!

I honestly don't understand how anyone born after 1980 or so would consider smoking an appropriate activity, let alone do it "a lot."

You're the biggest f#ckomg hater, dude. Just got back from a ten hour day that I worked while I have a have a f#cking nail-head in my foot. Stop giving people shyte for Christ's sake.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 25, 2014, 07:13:55 pm
Life is just collapsing sound me. I haven't shaved since early May, and I'm having human interaction maybe once or twice a week. I've also adopted this 1 meal a day diet because I don't really have time to do anything otherwise. I have decided to start cooking some type of dish at the beginning of the week and living off that for a few days.

I'm a mess. This whole process is just insane.
This is pretty much my life right now, except I'm smoking a lot and I'm not actually preparing for something important :P.

STAHP!

I honestly don't understand how anyone born after 1980 or so would consider smoking an appropriate activity, let alone do it "a lot."
I'm gonna admit that I included that just to troll you a little bit :P.

Life is just collapsing sound me. I haven't shaved since early May, and I'm having human interaction maybe once or twice a week. I've also adopted this 1 meal a day diet because I don't really have time to do anything otherwise. I have decided to start cooking some type of dish at the beginning of the week and living off that for a few days.

I'm a mess. This whole process is just insane.
This is pretty much my life right now, except I'm smoking a lot and I'm not actually preparing for something important :P.

STAHP!

I honestly don't understand how anyone born after 1980 or so would consider smoking an appropriate activity, let alone do it "a lot."

You're the biggest f#ckomg hater, dude. Just got back from a ten hour day that I worked while I have a have a f#cking nail-head in my foot. Stop giving people shyte for Christ's sake.
A lot of people work ten hour days and don't smoke, of course. While I agree with you in principle, I don't see the harm in his criticism. Though I can imagine you would want to have a smoke right about now if you're anything like me.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 25, 2014, 07:17:55 pm
Sanchez, I'd honestly rather have a twelve pack of beer to myself instead of a smoke, but both are good. I broke a 2.5 day dry streak. I apologize to IndyTX for the rudeness, but that's how I structure my speech and writing when I spent ten hours losing water and my mind and body know little else but pain. I bummed a beer from my housemate, and after eating, I feel a lot better. Still nothing like new, but more relaxed and less angry. Thank God I have a nail in my foot and thus an excuse to go to the doctor's and skip work tomorrow. I'm dying.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on June 25, 2014, 07:23:29 pm
Ugh. Speaking of smokes, bummed one from my housemate/work partner/brother/carpooler. Problem is, he smokes menthols, the bastard. Disgusting.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on June 25, 2014, 08:21:15 pm
Life is just collapsing sound me. I haven't shaved since early May, and I'm having human interaction maybe once or twice a week. I've also adopted this 1 meal a day diet because I don't really have time to do anything otherwise. I have decided to start cooking some type of dish at the beginning of the week and living off that for a few days.

I'm a mess. This whole process is just insane.
This is pretty much my life right now, except I'm smoking a lot and I'm not actually preparing for something important :P.

STAHP!

I honestly don't understand how anyone born after 1980 or so would consider smoking an appropriate activity, let alone do it "a lot."

You're the biggest f#ckomg hater, dude. Just got back from a ten hour day that I worked while I have a have a f#cking nail-head in my foot. Stop giving people shyte for Christ's sake.

I'm sorry to hear you worked a ten hour day - something that I do on a somewhat frequent basis as an adult with a full-time job. I'm sorry to hear you have a nailhead in your foot, perhaps you should see a doctor. I was just at the doctor yesterday for the GI tract infection that I've been suffering from since this weekend. I haven't been able to eat solid food. There's been a lot of vomiting and diarrhea. I get very little sleep at night due to the stomach cramps and the constant running to the bathroom. I'm dehydrated. And I'm getting bothered incessantly by people at work. But I'm not going to snap at people unprovoked as you seem fit to do.

Here's a thought, Cath. If you don't like your job, find a new one. And realize that 99% of this forum really doesn't give two sh*ts about what you and your "bros" that you pay a per-semester fee for are or aren't doing and don't need daily updates about what's happening at "the House."


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: patrick1 on June 25, 2014, 08:27:22 pm
Life is just collapsing sound me. I haven't shaved since early May, and I'm having human interaction maybe once or twice a week. I've also adopted this 1 meal a day diet because I don't really have time to do anything otherwise. I have decided to start cooking some type of dish at the beginning of the week and living off that for a few days.

I'm a mess. This whole process is just insane.
This is pretty much my life right now, except I'm smoking a lot and I'm not actually preparing for something important :P.

STAHP!

I honestly don't understand how anyone born after 1980 or so would consider smoking an appropriate activity, let alone do it "a lot."

You're the biggest f#ckomg hater, dude. Just got back from a ten hour day that I worked while I have a have a f#cking nail-head in my foot. Stop giving people shyte for Christ's sake.

I'm sorry to hear you worked a ten hour day - something that I do on a somewhat frequent basis as an adult with a full-time job. I'm sorry to hear you have a nailhead in your foot, perhaps you should see a doctor. I was just at the doctor yesterday for the GI tract infection that I've been suffering from since this weekend. I haven't been able to eat solid food. There's been a lot of vomiting and diarrhea. I get very little sleep at night due to the stomach cramps and the constant running to the bathroom. I'm dehydrated. And I'm getting bothered incessantly by people at work. But I'm not going to snap at people unprovoked as you seem fit to do.

Here's a thought, Cath. If you don't like your job, find a new one. And realize that 99% of this forum really doesn't give two sh*ts about what you and your "bros" that you pay a per-semester fee for are or aren't doing and don't need daily updates about what's happening at "the House."

Someone sounds jealous...


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on June 25, 2014, 08:40:11 pm
Here's a thought, Cath. If you don't like your job, find a new one. And realize that 99% of this forum really doesn't give two sh*ts about what you and your "bros" that you pay a per-semester fee for are or aren't doing and don't need daily updates about what's happening at "the House."

It's unfortunate that you're being forced to read this thread.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Napoleon on June 28, 2014, 05:29:50 pm
Life is just collapsing sound me. I haven't shaved since early May, and I'm having human interaction maybe once or twice a week. I've also adopted this 1 meal a day diet because I don't really have time to do anything otherwise. I have decided to start cooking some type of dish at the beginning of the week and living off that for a few days.

I'm a mess. This whole process is just insane.
This is pretty much my life right now, except I'm smoking a lot and I'm not actually preparing for something important :P.

STAHP!

I honestly don't understand how anyone born after 1980 or so would consider smoking an appropriate activity, let alone do it "a lot."

You don't understand because you don't try to be understanding. Your depression isn't going anywhere until you reevaluate the way you judge others. You sound like Phil Robertson or whatever the duck guys name is.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on June 29, 2014, 10:22:55 am
Well, I will have a summer job. I like it because I learn a lot of things about toyotism. But this is really stressful. For several weeks, I sleep less, and I'm more stressed than usually.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on June 29, 2014, 10:52:33 am
Well, I will have a summer job. I like it because I learn a lot of things about toyotism. But this is really stressful. For several weeks, I sleep less, and I'm more stressed than usually.

...what is that?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on June 29, 2014, 10:56:20 am
Well, I will have a summer job. I like it because I learn a lot of things about toyotism. But this is really stressful. For several weeks, I sleep less, and I'm more stressed than usually.

...what is that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Production_System
This, what has replaced fordism and taylorism as production system in many companies.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on June 29, 2014, 11:34:12 am
Well, I will have a summer job. I like it because I learn a lot of things about toyotism. But this is really stressful. For several weeks, I sleep less, and I'm more stressed than usually.

...what is that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Production_System
This, what has replaced fordism and taylorism as production system in many companies.


Wow, that Wiki article really reads like a press release.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on June 29, 2014, 11:50:40 am
I'm 30 today :p


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PR on June 29, 2014, 11:51:56 am
I'm 30 today :p

Congrats! You're now the same age as BRTD....wait, what? :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King Francis I on June 29, 2014, 11:53:29 am
I'm 30 today :p
Happy birthday :D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cranberry on June 29, 2014, 12:34:47 pm
I'm 30 today :p

Happy birthday :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: SUSAN CRUSHBONE on June 29, 2014, 01:30:38 pm
happy birthday, afleitch! :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on June 30, 2014, 07:43:01 pm
My Inks/Thatcher thread is quickly reminding me why I shouldn't try to be funny.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on June 30, 2014, 09:07:44 pm
Outpaced my target goal on my first practice MBE exam today. I'm not sure whether I should be happy or upset. I don't want to feel any sort of confidence for this bar exam.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on July 01, 2014, 10:06:37 pm
I didn't like my current job so I found a new one, put in my two weeks, and start on the 14th. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on July 02, 2014, 12:59:59 am
My girlfriend's vacation with her family looks to be impacted enough by Arthur to ruin Thursday at the beach, but not bad enough to send them home early, so it's the worst of both worlds.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 02, 2014, 10:26:49 pm
Tin House Magazine rejected my submission :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on July 02, 2014, 11:49:53 pm
Tin House Magazine rejected my submission :(

Perhaps try Tin Foil Magazine?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 03, 2014, 01:15:26 pm
Tin House Magazine rejected my submission :(

Perhaps try Tin Foil Magazine?
I tried, they don't take stories not related to fluoride.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on July 03, 2014, 10:08:18 pm
Just grabbed dinner with Matt. Sh*t was fun.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on July 04, 2014, 06:04:58 pm
Just grabbed dinner with Matt. Sh*t was fun.

I'm jealous.

I've spent my fourth studying for the bar. A girl friend of mine from college came to visit me last night and we stayed up all night messing around till like 5am. It was nice, but now it's back to the grind. At least I could take out my frustrations on her for 12 hours.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on July 04, 2014, 07:43:59 pm
Going to a work soirée tonight, pulled out my old suit and realized the pants are a size 31 while I'm a size 34, minimum. I will blame it on quitting smoking.

Seeing as how this will be a large celebration with a lot of work mates I am utterly terrified. I'm sure once we get into the evening and I've knocked back a few glasses of champagne it'll be alright, but the anxiety just before the event will be excruciating. Ugh.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on July 04, 2014, 11:25:03 pm
I'm giving it a go at reviving the Survivor board with a chemical element survivor (http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=195112.0).  At the very least, it'll give the newbies who haven't seen one a chance to see what they are like.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on July 07, 2014, 01:42:26 pm
I have secured a ticket to the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this month. Ya belter!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Simfan34 on July 07, 2014, 03:12:18 pm
Just grabbed dinner with Matt. Sh*t was fun.

I'm jealous.

I've spent my fourth studying for the bar. A girl friend of mine from college came to visit me last night and we stayed up all night messing around till like 5am. It was nice, but now it's back to the grind. At least I could take out my frustrations on her for 12 hours.

Well, I suppose you've got to let out tension somehow.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on July 09, 2014, 11:45:30 am
Car broke down on the way to work, had to get it towed. Found out later today that I won't be able to travel out-of-state due to something called a "court date".

EDIT: Pretty sure I was supposed to call my superintendent when I got back to the House so he could order my housemate and I to a job site for the rest of the day, but we both feel like utter shyte (my breaking point being when I got the phone call telling me I couldn't leave the state for vacation) that it looks like it ain't happening. In any case, for an hour or two, it's been economically infeasible due to our vehicles' mileage and the distance to the job site (we'd take his car, which is even less efficient than mine).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on July 09, 2014, 11:51:24 am
Car broke down on the way to work, had to get it towed. Found out later today that I won't be able to travel out-of-state due to something called a "court date".

Frat related?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on July 09, 2014, 11:53:35 am
Car broke down on the way to work, had to get it towed. Found out later today that I won't be able to travel out-of-state due to something called a "court date".

Frat related?

Short answer: nah.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 09, 2014, 12:12:13 pm
Car broke down on the way to work, had to get it towed. Found out later today that I won't be able to travel out-of-state due to something called a "court date".

Frat related?

Short answer: nah.
Isn't "no" a short answer....and what did you do?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on July 09, 2014, 12:21:14 pm
Car broke down on the way to work, had to get it towed. Found out later today that I won't be able to travel out-of-state due to something called a "court date".

Frat related?

Short answer: nah.
Isn't "no" a short answer....and what did you do?

Long story. Contact by PM if you're actually curious.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on July 09, 2014, 07:09:01 pm
Came home to water bubbling up from the drain of my apartment's kitchen sink. Disgusting.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on July 11, 2014, 02:49:46 pm
Just a quick update, since I don't like talking about my personal life here much anymore...

I'm done with the Ambien for good as of today.  For some reason my reactions to the medication have become more severe than usual and that's why I ended up hallucinating big time last night.  I apologize for the scare I gave anyone and I promise that is the absolute last you'll see of me in that state.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: RI on July 11, 2014, 05:12:39 pm
I passed all three of my comprehensive/qualifying exams on the first try, meaning I'm a year and a half of specialization classes and a dissertation away from an economics PhD.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on July 11, 2014, 07:37:37 pm
I just won't get more than 4.0 in my GRE essay part. That's frustrating, but at least I have good verbal and quantitative scores.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on July 11, 2014, 08:12:12 pm
I just won't get more than 4.0 in my GRE essay part. That's frustrating, but at least I have good verbal and quantitative scores.

I screwed up on the essay too. When it displayed the time, I thought that was the amount of time I had for both essays when it was actually the time I had for each one. So I rushed through the first and got to the next one only to see the clock reset itself. Oh well. Still got into the masters programs I applied to.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on July 11, 2014, 08:31:43 pm
I just won't get more than 4.0 in my GRE essay part. That's frustrating, but at least I have good verbal and quantitative scores.

I screwed up on the essay too. When it displayed the time, I thought that was the amount of time I had for both essays when it was actually the time I had for each one. So I rushed through the first and got to the next one only to see the clock reset itself. Oh well. Still got into the masters programs I applied to.

I had the opposite problem actually. I am very slow at writing (actually, I'm very slow at thinking tbh, which means I'm slow at everything :P), and the first time I took the test the time ended when I had a few words left to write... I don't know how bad that was though, and the second time I managed to finish both essays on time, but they probably weren't very good.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on July 12, 2014, 01:02:02 am
I'm going to the first lecture to which I've been invited as a(n incoming) divinity school student tomorrow, although technically it's being held at another institution within the same regional consortium as mine.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on July 12, 2014, 01:05:42 am
I'm going to the first lecture to which I've been invited as a(n incoming) divinity school student tomorrow, although technically it's being held at another institution within the same regional consortium as mine.

Remind me which divinity school you were accepted to, again?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on July 12, 2014, 02:39:34 pm
I'm going to the first lecture to which I've been invited as a(n incoming) divinity school student tomorrow, although technically it's being held at another institution within the same regional consortium as mine.

Remind me which divinity school you were accepted to, again?

BU School of Theology. The lecture was at BC.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on July 12, 2014, 05:51:13 pm
Despite not being able to leave the state, I'm still taking the week off at home. Gotta recover from work and spend some time seeing to my other duties.

Meanwhile, thanks to the power of electronic mail, I'm slowly working my way towards getting employment in UDM's Poli-Sci department and also talking to the Criminal Justice department about double majoring. My religion grade from last semester is still incomplete, and my professor is AWOL.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on July 12, 2014, 09:00:34 pm
I'm going to the first lecture to which I've been invited as a(n incoming) divinity school student tomorrow, although technically it's being held at another institution within the same regional consortium as mine.

Remind me which divinity school you were accepted to, again?

BU School of Theology. The lecture was at BC.

Ah, a UMC school.  Interesting choice.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on July 12, 2014, 10:02:28 pm
I'm going to the first lecture to which I've been invited as a(n incoming) divinity school student tomorrow, although technically it's being held at another institution within the same regional consortium as mine.

Remind me which divinity school you were accepted to, again?

BU School of Theology. The lecture was at BC.

Ah, a UMC school.  Interesting choice.

Almost all Episcopal Church divinity schools are either far too liberal or far too conservative theologically, and those that aren't are without exception insolvent basket cases or in unacceptable regions of the country. BUSTH is in-state, has an illustrious history, has a religiously diverse student body for a divinity school, is a campus with which several family members and friends are already familiar, and unlike some places I applied (COUGHYaleDivinitySchoolCOUGH) the people there were approachable, knowledgeable, and helpful throughout the process, as opposed to being distant, aloof, impossible-to-contact weirdos with self-contradictory application rules.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Tender Branson on July 13, 2014, 01:45:08 am
I'm currently on my Sunday morning hike through the local rural wilderness.

I need to stay fit ... :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on July 13, 2014, 09:01:18 am
Well that holiday was... interesting.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on July 13, 2014, 01:44:06 pm
...left (my heart in) San Francisco, again.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on July 13, 2014, 02:11:19 pm
...left (my heart in) San Francisco, again.

For some reason I didn't realize you were back there to begin with.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on July 13, 2014, 02:17:58 pm
I squatted a personal best today. Now I'm walking like a crab :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on July 13, 2014, 02:52:32 pm
...left (my heart in) San Francisco, again.

For some reason I didn't realize you were back there to begin with.

I didn't publicize it quite as much as the previous times.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on July 17, 2014, 11:15:46 am
Got my wisdom teeth taken out today. This is... different. I better be in shape to work again on Monday.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on July 17, 2014, 04:20:29 pm
My mustache has gotten so long that I can no longer eat properly. I wish I could shave but I'm too afraid to upset the bar exam gods... RIP me


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on July 17, 2014, 11:23:45 pm
I'm attempting to get through the course registration process for my first semester of divinity school.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fed. Pac. Chairman Devin on July 17, 2014, 11:41:43 pm
Spent a week in Hawai'i recently. First couple days went okay, saw Pearl Harbor,went to a luau etc. Then on my second to last day, I almost got in a fight with a Hawaiian on the bus, because I didn't get out of my seat fast enough. (He had Parkinson's so I was supposed to give it to him). And of course I got off at the wrong stop. I wound up in Chinatown, surrounded by broken glass,graffiti and stores with bars on the windows. I ended up spending a night in jail to because I wouldn't let a cop search my bag.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 18, 2014, 12:04:11 am
Spent a week in Hawai'i recently. First couple days went okay, saw Pearl Harbor,went to a luau etc. Then on my second to last day, I almost got in a fight with a Hawaiian on the bus, because I didn't get out of my seat fast enough. (He had Parkinson's so I was supposed to give it to him). And of course I got off at the wrong stop. I wound up in Chinatown, surrounded by broken glass,graffiti and stores with bars on the windows. I ended up spending a night in jail to because I wouldn't let a cop search my bag.
Did you meet Dog? Please tell me Dog was the guy who searched you.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fed. Pac. Chairman Devin on July 18, 2014, 12:06:49 am
Spent a week in Hawai'i recently. First couple days went okay, saw Pearl Harbor,went to a luau etc. Then on my second to last day, I almost got in a fight with a Hawaiian on the bus, because I didn't get out of my seat fast enough. (He had Parkinson's so I was supposed to give it to him). And of course I got off at the wrong stop. I wound up in Chinatown, surrounded by broken glass,graffiti and stores with bars on the windows. I ended up spending a night in jail to because I wouldn't let a cop search my bag.
Did you meet Dog? Please tell me Dog was the guy who searched you.
Sadly no. I did meet two Australian Soldiers though.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on July 21, 2014, 01:09:35 pm
Hoo, boy. The guy I was supposed to carpool with is away, and as I woke up he called me to say he'd been stung in the eye (My shift begins at 5 PM today). The one housemate who just quit his job has "things to do", so I can't borrow his car. I might be able to borrow another guy's car, but he's at a trade show right now and will probably be coming back late. I was given the number of a guy headed to the same job site as me, but his phone wasn't accepting calls and apparently he doesn't have a car. This is leaving me to simply be able to scroll around for articles to read on the internet so I can at least feel smart.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 21, 2014, 01:15:31 pm
If you like the Jackass Movies, and haven't seen Bad Grandpa .5, I strongly recommend it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on July 21, 2014, 01:51:43 pm
If you like the Jackass Movies, and haven't seen Bad Grandpa .5, I strongly recommend it.

Once I feel sage in the assumption that I'm not working (getting closer every second), I'll probably head to the school's fitness center before it closes and then working on some personal projects and do some reading and maybe cleaning. I'm pretty pissed off since this was supposed to be my first day back at work since two Thursdays ago and I need the money.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on July 21, 2014, 01:52:25 pm
I was feeling sluggish at work and so I spent $.75 on a delicious Coca-Cola 12oz can. Delightful treat when sipped slowly and it has put a new spring in my step.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on July 21, 2014, 02:02:30 pm
.75 for a soda?? Damn New Mexico is cheap.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on July 21, 2014, 02:05:42 pm
California living at Oklahoma prices.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 21, 2014, 02:06:12 pm
I was feeling sluggish at work and so I spent $.75 on a delicious Coca-Cola 12oz can. Delightful treat when sipped slowly and it has put a new spring in my step.
I read a book about a North Korean defector who had escaped a concentration camp and was working as a black market smuggler to pay his way across the border into China. It was very interesting to read about his first ever sip of Coca-Cola-he claimed that it cured him of a cold at the first sip (keep in mind, this is the first time he has ever tried in a soft drink in his life).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on July 21, 2014, 02:07:43 pm
Coca Cola is a great drink. You could make the argument that it single handedly won us the Cold War.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on July 21, 2014, 02:11:28 pm
It certainly helped the economy of Georgia, creating a climate of upward mobility which allowed industrious young Herman Cain to thrive.

FF beverage.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on July 21, 2014, 02:47:27 pm
I take the bar a week from today. RIP ME :(


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on July 21, 2014, 03:12:55 pm
I take the bar a week from today. RIP ME :(

Congratulations. Just don't become a bastard :D


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on July 21, 2014, 03:13:59 pm
This referendum is nudging me leftwards again.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on July 21, 2014, 03:15:29 pm
This referendum is nudging me leftwards again.

The independence referendum, or is Scotland or the UK having some other referendum that's flown under my radar?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: politicus on July 21, 2014, 03:42:38 pm
I take the bar a week from today.

Just remember to put it back after you've used it or your bar tap will go through the roof.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on July 21, 2014, 04:01:40 pm
This referendum is nudging me leftwards again.

The independence referendum, or is Scotland or the UK having some other referendum that's flown under my radar?

Ye independence one.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on July 21, 2014, 05:57:18 pm
Looks like I may be able to land a ride to work, though a about 8 or 9 PM. With hopefully only an hour's drive, I could (assuming the shift goes until 3 AM) work five or more hours and then work a full shift tomorrow/Wednesday.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on July 21, 2014, 06:11:26 pm
Life's not so great right now.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: politicus on July 21, 2014, 06:16:43 pm
Life's not so great right now.

Sorry to hear that. What is troubling you?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on July 21, 2014, 06:27:45 pm
Life's not so great right now.

Sorry to hear that. What is troubling you?

I intend to take a class next semester that master's students have to specifically ask the instructor to get into because it's intended for doctoral students. I sent her an email on Saturday and haven't heard back from her and I'm getting kind of nervous about it. I'm also a little lonely and bored, yesterday I stubbed my toe badly while hiking, I have a close friend who I'm really missing lately because I was supposed to see her soon but she turned out not to be able to make it, and getting into classical music again is making me feel bad about myself for not sticking with my piano practice when I was younger.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on July 22, 2014, 01:21:57 am
Looks like some good news finally fell my way today as the job I was shooting for in the fall, research assistant for a professor doing research in the Political Science department, is mine for the taking. I'll have to look into details to make sure that this thing pays. Even if it doesn't, I value the experience, but I gotta support myself as well.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: afleitch on July 22, 2014, 02:52:21 am
Life's not so great right now.

Sorry to hear that. What is troubling you?

I intend to take a class next semester that master's students have to specifically ask the instructor to get into because it's intended for doctoral students. I sent her an email on Saturday and haven't heard back from her and I'm getting kind of nervous about it. I'm also a little lonely and bored, yesterday I stubbed my toe badly while hiking, I have a close friend who I'm really missing lately because I was supposed to see her soon but she turned out not to be able to make it, and getting into classical music again is making me feel bad about myself for not sticking with my piano practice when I was younger.

The first is out of your hands. The stubbed toe is what you get when you go hiking; consider it a bit of natures revenge against your foot ;) Expect many more because the alternative is not going hiking at all, and that sucks. You'll see your friend again and lastly, I know the feeling. I wish I'd stuck to the clarinet and given that Mozart's Clarinet Concerto is one of my favourite pieces of music for that reason, there's a tinge of sadness. But music is made for people, and those who play do everyone else who can't a great service.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on July 22, 2014, 03:59:01 pm
Registered to vote today, feels pretty cool.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 22, 2014, 10:31:32 pm
Registered to vote today, feels pretty cool.
Republican, Libertarian, Green, or Muslim Commie Nazi?




Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on July 23, 2014, 12:28:35 am
Registered to vote today, feels pretty cool.
Republican, Libertarian, Green, or Muslim Commie Nazi?

How could you forget the one true party?

The Rhodesian Liberation Front.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Хahar 🤔 on July 23, 2014, 12:30:21 am
It's not the same feeling, exactly, but whenever I see people playing baseball (as I sometimes do during the summer), I wish more than anything that I were still playing.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: PUT YOUR POM POMS DOWN on July 25, 2014, 08:08:19 am
I don't have anywhere else but here to semi-publicly say that I am going to soon shake hands with Mr. Polyamory. How terrifying and exciting for me and disgusting for everyone else!

Oh, and I'll probably lock this thread about the time it's a year old (holy crap this thread is almost a year old).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Good Grumps With A Gun on July 25, 2014, 09:05:26 am
I don't have anywhere else but here to semi-publicly say that I am going to soon shake hands with Mr. Polyamory. How terrifying and exciting for me and disgusting for everyone else!

Sounds too complicated for my simple mind to deal with, but the very best of luck to you.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on July 25, 2014, 09:34:42 am
I see nothing wrong with polyamory, and I don't think anyone with sound moral principles could possibly object to it.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: God-Emperor Schultz on July 26, 2014, 12:04:45 pm
Woke up muttering 'but I don't want to be a pushmi-pullyu' after a heavily imagistic dream. My social life is going even worse.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cassius on July 26, 2014, 04:07:37 pm
So yeah, today, I was in town, minding my own business, when all of a sudden this uncleanly rabble of pro-Palestinian protestors came blundering down the street, waving their bloody flags and poorly crafted placards whilst simultaneously gibbering 'free Palestine' and 'down with Israel', or some rubbish like that. I had half a mind to shout 'go Israel' or somesuch other provocation, but in the end my lack of backbone got in the way of that. However, once the circus had passed, I spied a solitary Palestinian flag that they'd left behind. So, surreptitiously, I walked over, snatched the flag, which I then proceeded to dump in the nearest bin. Made a statement and all that.

Apparently some of the protestors also got into a bit of a ruckus with some dudes outside a pub. Ouch.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on July 26, 2014, 07:06:49 pm
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/4177acceb9d7019ed6081686697a9e40/tumblr_n4vszjOrRm1s4c5r9o1_500.gif)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 26, 2014, 07:13:36 pm
So yeah, today, I was in town, minding my own business, when all of a sudden this uncleanly rabble of pro-Palestinian protestors came blundering down the street, waving their bloody flags and poorly crafted placards whilst simultaneously gibbering 'free Palestine' and 'down with Israel', or some rubbish like that. I had half a mind to shout 'go Israel' or somesuch other provocation, but in the end my lack of backbone got in the way of that. However, once the circus had passed, I spied a solitary Palestinian flag that they'd left behind. So, surreptitiously, I walked over, snatched the flag, which I then proceeded to dump in the nearest bin. Made a statement and all that.

Apparently some of the protestors also got into a bit of a ruckus with some dudes outside a pub. Ouch.
The pro-Palestine types are the worst even when they are right. You were right to do that.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fmr. Pres. Duke on July 26, 2014, 10:20:02 pm
I leave to go take the bar tomorrow. At this point, I'm so exhausted I am just happy it will be all over on Wednesday night one way or the other.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 26, 2014, 11:02:36 pm
I leave to go take the bar tomorrow. At this point, I'm so exhausted I am just happy it will be all over on Wednesday night one way or the other.
Best of luck! I'm sure you'll do fine!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MaxQue on July 26, 2014, 11:10:31 pm
I leave to go take the bar tomorrow. At this point, I'm so exhausted I am just happy it will be all over on Wednesday night one way or the other.

Do people celebrate taking the bar by going to a bar?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: J-Mann on July 26, 2014, 11:19:04 pm
I leave to go take the bar tomorrow. At this point, I'm so exhausted I am just happy it will be all over on Wednesday night one way or the other.

Good luck!!


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Franzl on July 27, 2014, 05:00:08 am
I leave to go take the bar tomorrow. At this point, I'm so exhausted I am just happy it will be all over on Wednesday night one way or the other.

Good luck, Duke. I'm almost having a breakdown just preparing for normal exams... Wouldn't want to be in your shoes.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: traininthedistance on July 27, 2014, 08:53:29 pm
The Love Song of Jay Street-MetroTech has won yet another season of pub quiz.  Woot!

Probably time to retire this name.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on July 27, 2014, 09:19:49 pm
I leave to go take the bar tomorrow. At this point, I'm so exhausted I am just happy it will be all over on Wednesday night one way or the other.

Best of luck, old friend! Ace that sh**t for The People! :)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on July 28, 2014, 07:01:51 pm
So, every year the local Republican Club gives out a few scholarships, and guess who handed them out this year....former Congressman Mark Foley :P. The irony is lost on them, apparently.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on July 31, 2014, 12:33:49 pm
My mom might need knee surgery.  If she does, hopefully it will go well.  She had a hip replacement last summer, and it was very successful, thankfully. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MattVT on August 01, 2014, 02:46:07 pm
Back in Vermont for the weekend, everything just seems different after being gone for a month. :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on August 01, 2014, 02:55:27 pm
I'm starting to get feels again.

Kind of depressing when the girl you're into is 400 miles away


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on August 01, 2014, 03:20:47 pm
Stop being into girls 400 miles away.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on August 01, 2014, 03:29:02 pm
Common App opens today. Filling out the form, and I already feel shockingly inadequate..


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: True Federalist on August 01, 2014, 09:18:16 pm
Had the odd realization this evening that you can basically sing the lyrics to The Brady Bunch to the theme from Godfather.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Mayor Steve Pearce on August 01, 2014, 09:37:52 pm
Stop being into girls 400 miles away.

Then again I spend more time down there than I do in NH.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on August 01, 2014, 11:04:20 pm
I think I caught the flu... in August. I was tired all of yesterday and worked through a fever and runny nose today.

Sucks.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: HokeyDood on August 01, 2014, 11:31:34 pm
Finally getting back to San Diego shortly.  My ship has been taking part in the RIMPAC exercise (this is all in the news, so I feel plenty comfortable talking about it here) out in Hawaii for the last couple of months.  It has certainly been a very telling and important experience for me, being underway on a Navy vessel for the first time. 


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Bacon King on August 02, 2014, 03:24:48 am
I leave to go take the bar tomorrow. At this point, I'm so exhausted I am just happy it will be all over on Wednesday night one way or the other.

Oh man I'm just now seeing this but I hope you did well! Any idea how you did? How long does it take them to grade?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 02, 2014, 11:26:10 pm
I have been across the entire state in three days, and boy do I have some tales to tell.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on August 04, 2014, 11:23:46 am
I'm recovering from a cold.  It was my first one in a while.  Fortunately, colds tend to not be too miserable once the sore throat of the first day is done, which has been the case with this one.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Lief 🐋 on August 04, 2014, 11:59:41 am
I have been across the entire state in three days, and boy do I have some tales to tell.

Well tell them, you old tease.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 04, 2014, 01:05:40 pm
I have been across the entire state in three days, and boy do I have some tales to tell.

Well tell them, you old tease.
I have been out of town, just got back. Full update to come. Nothing extremely interesting, but I lived a full summer in one weekend.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 04, 2014, 01:42:00 pm
I’ve been out of town from Thursday until today. On Thursday morning, I went up to my Aunts house in Vero to spend the weekend in Tallahassee. I spent the night there, and woke up at 4:00 AM with my Uncle (who works as a Trucker) to go to Orlando for a run. We arrived at the Winn-Dixie distribution plant at 7:00 AM, and when I went to the bathroom, I found a giant deuce in the urinal. Lovely. We got back to Vero at 1:00 PM, and as soon as my aunt (who is a home healthcare nurse) got off of work, we went up to Tallahassee.

The five hour drive was interesting. We saw a seven car pileup on the Turnpike going south (we were heading north, so it didn’t effect us) and an hour later we saw a car on fire. Right as we passed, the car exploded. The explosion wasn’t very big and fortunately everyone inside the car had been evacuated. We arrived at a truck stop to refill the gas tank, and my aunt and uncle went in to get something to eat. I wanted to have a cigarette, so I found a butt-out in the corner and was standing there when two obese fourteen year olds with the stupidest smiles on their face approached me and asked for me for “sat.” I told them I didn’t understand the question, and the one kid exclaimed “damnit, we just want to get some coke!” Seeing how suspicious I looked, I moved to the front of the building, finished what I was doing, and went inside to get a sub.

When we got to Tallahassee, all the hotels-litterally, everyone for miles-was filled as FSU and FAMU were having graduation this weekend, which we were unaware of. We eventually found a hotel in Quincy, a small town about forty miles west that was only a mile away from the Georgia border. We ate at a very nice bar/restaurant there and spent the night at a cheap motor lodge filled with drunken construction workers. The AC didn’t work, and the manager tried to fix it. He was very kind and brought us the fan from his personal room, and we slept well.

The next morning, we went into Tallahassee and toured the Old Capital Building. The new capital, which looks like a giant white penis, was closed. The tour was great, and it was interesting to see the butterfly ballots from the 2000 presidential election and the portraits of the governors. Jeb Bush’s gubernatorial portrait is awful-it looks like he took he just finished taking a big ‘ole gubernatorial dump. We spent the entire tour laughing about it.

We then toured the campus of Tallahassee Community College, where I will spend the first year or two of my college experience. It was very nice, and I actually feel pretty good about going there. They don’t have dorms, but cheap apartments are aplenty. The FSU campus is incredible. The stadium is massive, and all the buildings are red brick. We spent three or four hours there. I bought the “Philosophy of Bob Dylan” at the campus bookstore. The campus bulletin board was empty except for a flier that showed a rather large nude black woman on it, advertising a campus skinny dip. It was pretty funny. We ate at a soul food buffet that was incredible and left town because we ran out of things to do. So we decided to go to St. Augustine.

St. Augustine is half historic district and half Myrtle Beach. The town was flooded because of a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, so again we had trouble finding a hotel. We eventually did, though traffic was a nightmare. My Aunt and Uncle frequently go to St. Augustine, and I’ve been there once, so the historic district was not very interesting. The fort is only interesting once, and “The Fountain of Youth” is a hideously dull tourist trap that I saw six years ago and never want to see again. So we decided to go to the Old Grist Mill, a bar and restaurant that plays live music and has good food. When we arrived, the bouncer refused to let me in since I’m only 18. This is of course understandable even though my Aunt and Uncle weren’t intending to let me drink, and I didn’t feel like it anyway. What set my Uncle off was the fact that a six year old was eating at the table behind us. The bouncer explained that the kid arrived before 8:30, even though it was only 8:35 PM when we arrived. My Uncle, who often worked as a bouncer in his WVU days tried to negotiate, and the guy became aggressive. We left and went to another bar, where the kitchen had already closed. So my Aunt and Uncle drank at the bar and got a nice buzz while I enjoyed some good live music.

We left and decided to grab a bite to eat. We first tried McDonalds. As soon as we approached the door, an employee locked it and flipped the closed sign. The drive through was open, and we decided it would be funny to walk through it. They still didn’t serve us. So we tried Pizza Hut. The employees at Pizza Hut were understanding, but they were closing up for the night and we left though they did offer us some coupons, which was decent of them. We also tried Dennys, which had a ninety minute wait. At this point, my Uncle started telling the hostess that “we started out of Oregon five days ago by wagon…..” He basically recounted the whole story of the Donner Party, and my Aunt and I almost shat ourselves from laughing. We then returned to the room and called the Dominos number that was on the hotel room key. It turns out the number was for a Dominos in Texarkana, Arkansas. My Uncle then called the McDonalds across the street to complain, mostly out of humor. Turns out he called a McDonalds in Atlanta, and the woman on the other line started giving him in the ebonics. He went from calm white man to angry black woman, and I could hear him outside where I was smoking. He threatened to “call da constable on ‘ya” which was hysterical. We finally ate some cold cans of soup that were in my aunts car and called it a night.

We returned to Vero yesterday at noon, and around five PM my Uncle and I went out to YeeHaw junction to do some hunting. After an hour and a half, a massive pig stumbled out of the woods and went towards the feeder. It took ten minutes to get the shot, but he did, and it fell over. As we got out of the blind and walked towards it, the pig sprang to life and hauled ass into the brush. As we made plans to track it, it again stumbled out (with a large head wound) right in front of us. My uncle shot it again, and we took back to Vero and cleaned it. Apparently it was his first hunting success in sixteen months (and my first ever, though I have made numerous unsuccessful trips before).

All in all, it was an incredibly busy weekend in which I’ll be talking about for a long time. My dad was busy this weekend too, visiting a car show in Carlyle, Pennsylvania and touring Philadelphia. He sent me a picture of the USS Constitution and I sent him back a picture of the skinny dipping flier. My brother is still in rehab, and my mom spent the weekend with several of her new friends (she quit drinking and started going to AA even though she didn’t have a problem out of solidarity with my brother). Definitely was the highlight of my summer, which has been pretty terrible so far. I haven’t felt this sense of happiness since I saw Bob Dylan last summer, and before that I haven’t been quite the same since the campaign ended.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Nhoj on August 04, 2014, 05:51:42 pm
I spent last week in the Boundary waters of MN.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on August 04, 2014, 07:02:31 pm
I spent last week in the Boundary waters of MN.

That sounds fun; I love the area.

Did you run into any big animals?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Nhoj on August 04, 2014, 07:55:49 pm
I spent last week in the Boundary waters of MN.

That sounds fun; I love the area.

Did you run into any big animals?
Just my fellow campers :P


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on August 04, 2014, 10:10:07 pm
So, every year the local Republican Club gives out a few scholarships, and guess who handed them out this year....former Congressman Mark Foley :P. The irony is lost on them, apparently.

Did he creep on you?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 04, 2014, 11:34:02 pm
So, every year the local Republican Club gives out a few scholarships, and guess who handed them out this year....former Congressman Mark Foley :P. The irony is lost on them, apparently.

Did he creep on you?
I didn't apply for the scholarship this year, but I met him once and he seemed normal. I was pretty creeped out by his history regardless.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Scott on August 05, 2014, 07:36:35 pm
Just been diagnosed with Lyme disease... and I'm supposed to be on the road for college tomorrow.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on August 05, 2014, 08:16:07 pm
Just been diagnosed with Lyme disease... and I'm supposed to be on the road for college tomorrow.

Damn, that sucks.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Averroës on August 05, 2014, 09:25:15 pm
Just been diagnosed with Lyme disease... and I'm supposed to be on the road for college tomorrow.

I don't know whether this will help, but I know at least a dozen people who have had Lyme disease. It's more common than you would think in our part of the country. Get it treated early and you'll be fine.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Secret Cavern Survivor on August 06, 2014, 02:59:29 am
Oh wow, sorry to hear that. My brother has Lyme's disease.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on August 06, 2014, 07:58:29 am
So my sister is engaged, and she will be getting married next September. Well the problem is the groom and his family wants a big wedding that will cost tens of thousands of dollars, and neither of them can afford a wedding that costs that much, so the family now wants to rent out a church, that alone costs $5000. Our family just wants them to have a small wedding in their backyard, because our view is that you don't need a fancy wedding, as long as you love the person you'll be good to go no matter how you get married. My aunt didn't even have a wedding, she went to court with her fiancee, brought both parents, and got married. Now my sister's fiancee's family is the spoiled rich kid type, most of them have not faced financial difficulty before in their lives, our family comes from working class roots, so many of us are raised that spending money is bad unless it's necessary, so a lot of us were shocked to hear that they wanted to have a big fancy wedding when we wanted a small one with a few guests that are close to the bride and the groom.

So how do we convince the groom and his family that they would be better off with a small wedding?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on August 06, 2014, 09:07:57 am
So my sister is engaged, and she will be getting married next September. Well the problem is the groom and his family wants a big wedding that will cost tens of thousands of dollars, and neither of them can afford a wedding that costs that much, so the family now wants to rent out a church, that alone costs $5000. Our family just wants them to have a small wedding in their backyard, because our view is that you don't need a fancy wedding, as long as you love the person you'll be good to go no matter how you get married. My aunt didn't even have a wedding, she went to court with her fiancee, brought both parents, and got married. Now my sister's fiancee's family is the spoiled rich kid type, most of them have not faced financial difficulty before in their lives, our family comes from working class roots, so many of us are raised that spending money is bad unless it's necessary, so a lot of us were shocked to hear that they wanted to have a big fancy wedding when we wanted a small one with a few guests that are close to the bride and the groom.

So how do we convince the groom and his family that they would be better off with a small wedding?

If their family wants a high-end wedding, why don't you just tell them that they're more than welcome to pay for it themselves if it's that big a deal to them?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hash on August 08, 2014, 04:02:59 pm
Tried dealing with the finance/awards people at the university. These people are the worst and should be shot. Incompetent domkops.

I will be glad to take a break from this dump in a few months time.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: MaxQue on August 08, 2014, 04:05:06 pm
Tried dealing with the finance/awards people at the university. These people are the worst and should be shot. Incompetent domkops.

I will be glad to take a break from this dump in a few months time.

University bureaucracy is always useless. Mine had offices with silly opening hours (9AM to 11AM, Monday to Thusday) and loved to say than it wasn't their job and go to at another university office.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 08, 2014, 04:11:29 pm
I went up to get some things at the gas station on the corner, and I guess a family decided to let their six year old pump the gas. The kid decided he would try drinking it...the ambulence arrived at the same moment I walked in the door.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on August 08, 2014, 04:32:58 pm
I went up to get some things at the gas station on the corner, and I guess a family decided to let their six year old pump the gas. The kid decided he would try drinking it...the ambulence arrived at the same moment I walked in the door.

Why would they let a six year old pump gas?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: King on August 08, 2014, 04:33:57 pm
lol Florida


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 08, 2014, 04:45:04 pm
I went up to get some things at the gas station on the corner, and I guess a family decided to let their six year old pump the gas. The kid decided he would try drinking it...the ambulence arrived at the same moment I walked in the door.

Why would they let a six year old pump gas?
Don't know, but I often see other Haitian families allowing their younger kids to pump the gas at that station. The other kids never seem to swallow it unlike this little boy.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on August 09, 2014, 04:11:37 am
Turns out being the designated driver sucks when someone decides to park their car diagonal on the driveway while the back windshield of the car you're in is too fogged up to see... Jesus Christ, I need this damned summer to be over. It's brought nothing but tragedy.

Also, working night in Port Huron on Sunday, and then four ten hour days at night in  Troy. Not entirely sure how I'm getting to the job site in Port Huron yet, but I'll finagle my way there somehow.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on August 10, 2014, 12:03:16 am
I think my antidepressants aren't working. I've felt really blue the past couple of days. I guess I always do but I'm getting into that tired, despondent state that I haven't been in in several months.

I'm wondering if there are any career opportunities for hermits - something like being the caretaker for an isolated English country house that no one ever goes to should be right up my alley. It gets awfully lonely when there are too many people around.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Fed. Pac. Chairman Devin on August 11, 2014, 12:11:35 am
Went and saw Bruno Mars at the gorge last night, he put on a pretty good show.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on August 11, 2014, 07:53:10 pm
Trapped in Detroit for the time being; everything's so flooded that you're risking your car by trying to drive. As such, I couldn't go to work today, which I'm sure my superintendent and foreman just loved hearing. Thank God I only have a few more days here.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 11, 2014, 08:04:04 pm
Trapped in Detroit for the time being; everything's so flooded that you're risking your car by trying to drive. As such, I couldn't go to work today, which I'm sure my superintendent and foreman just loved hearing. Thank God I only have a few more days here.
Don't risk it: see my post at the beginning of this thread when I tried to see a movie with a girl. She stood me up and I drove home through a flood and almost lost my car in the process.

In Sanchez news, a friend of mine was hired by a highly important political figure. I'll refrain from saying anything else, but I am excited as this opens a huge window of opportunity for me to get a plushy internship.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Cath on August 11, 2014, 08:09:06 pm
Trapped in Detroit for the time being; everything's so flooded that you're risking your car by trying to drive. As such, I couldn't go to work today, which I'm sure my superintendent and foreman just loved hearing. Thank God I only have a few more days here.
Don't risk it: see my post at the beginning of this thread when I tried to see a movie with a girl. She stood me up and I drove home through a flood and almost lost my car in the process.

Yeah, my co-worker/driver and I already tried. The highway was completely shut down, and every street we tried wasn't worth going down.

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In Sanchez news, a friend of mine was hired by a highly important political figure. I'll refrain from saying anything else, but I am excited as this opens a huge window of opportunity for me to get a plushy internship.

Sounds awesome. I'll be looking for an internship next summer (paid, of course, I have to support myself in that respect), and if not I"ll either go back to demolition or work for a construction company that a friend is employed at. I'm going to be a research assistant in the fall which will hopefully give me experience when looking for something paid.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Sol on August 12, 2014, 02:09:16 pm
I think my antidepressants aren't working. I've felt really blue the past couple of days. I guess I always do but I'm getting into that tired, despondent state that I haven't been in in several months.

I'm wondering if there are any career opportunities for hermits - something like being the caretaker for an isolated English country house that no one ever goes to should be right up my alley. It gets awfully lonely when there are too many people around.

Oh dear, man! You've mentioned having a therapist before; you should probably let them know what's going on.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Indy Texas on August 12, 2014, 02:29:01 pm
I think my antidepressants aren't working. I've felt really blue the past couple of days. I guess I always do but I'm getting into that tired, despondent state that I haven't been in in several months.

I'm wondering if there are any career opportunities for hermits - something like being the caretaker for an isolated English country house that no one ever goes to should be right up my alley. It gets awfully lonely when there are too many people around.

Oh dear, man! You've mentioned having a therapist before; you should probably let them know what's going on.

I just don't see the point. I already know what's wrong with me - I have no friends, no social life, never had a meaningful relationship and I hate my job and hate this city. I can go ask for more pills to numb the pain so I can tolerate my life, but if that's all I have to look forward to, then what is the point?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on August 12, 2014, 02:34:17 pm
So they're building a Golden Corral about 5 minutes from my house. I have never eaten at one and don't particularly plan to, but I feel it would make an ideal Atlas meetup location.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 12, 2014, 04:23:18 pm
So they're building a Golden Corral about 5 minutes from my house. I have never eaten at one and don't particularly plan to, but I feel it would make an ideal Atlas meetup location.
Golden Corral is incredible. As unhealthy as I am, I only eat there a few times a year, but everyone should experience it once.

I think my antidepressants aren't working. I've felt really blue the past couple of days. I guess I always do but I'm getting into that tired, despondent state that I haven't been in in several months.

I'm wondering if there are any career opportunities for hermits - something like being the caretaker for an isolated English country house that no one ever goes to should be right up my alley. It gets awfully lonely when there are too many people around.

Oh dear, man! You've mentioned having a therapist before; you should probably let them know what's going on.

I just don't see the point. I already know what's wrong with me - I have no friends, no social life, never had a meaningful relationship and I hate my job and hate this city. I can go ask for more pills to numb the pain so I can tolerate my life, but if that's all I have to look forward to, then what is the point?
I see a therapists for all the same reasons, and I know exactly as you feel. I have been going to Therapy for two years now (went for the first time yesterday in six months) and it has helped me understand why I am in a similar situation. There is nothing about you that needs to change, and a therapist won't force you to change things or even go on pills. But they can give you a sense of understanding that will allow you to go on in life and I am slowly starting to see the results.

I also started to practice TM. It is not a religion, though I was forced out of it for six months by a well meaning but misinformed teacher. It is a neurological technique that works wonders. It is not a scam, and for $300, you can have a lifetime of assistance from them. My own therapist practices it, and he told me yesterday that his daughter describes it as a cheap, easy, life-lasting form of psychotherapy that gives you an overwhelming sense of peace and confidence. I really hope you look into it. In the meantime, keep your chin up and know that I am praying and rooting for you :).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 12, 2014, 04:26:08 pm
Cigna denied health coverage to a patient at the rehab where my brother is going, and he died of a drug overdose. Now they are trying to deny my brother the same coverage.

I am a firm believer in the free market, but stories like this only enhance my belief that we need a public healthcare system. It is hypocritical of me, I admit. But it is badly, badly needed. Every other advanced nation has a system where problems like this do not exist.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hash on August 12, 2014, 05:56:26 pm
I just got offered a job (to teach English - in a legit place) in Medellín, Colombia! I have one month to think about it and consider it, but it sounds pretty damn enticing (not a good pay, but accommodation+internet and food 2x day 6x week is included).


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Flake on August 12, 2014, 05:57:38 pm
I just got offered a job (to teach English - in a legit place) in Medellín, Colombia! I have one month to think about it and consider it, but it sounds pretty damn enticing (not a good pay, but accommodation+internet and food 2x day 6x week is included).

Would it be a temporary or a permanent job? How much per hour?


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Hash on August 12, 2014, 06:03:49 pm
I just got offered a job (to teach English - in a legit place) in Medellín, Colombia! I have one month to think about it and consider it, but it sounds pretty damn enticing (not a good pay, but accommodation+internet and food 2x day 6x week is included).

Would it be a temporary or a permanent job? How much per hour?

It's 3 months (and can be extended to 6) for 35 hours/week (flexible). It's $122 per month, but the guy tells me it's only a bit below local minimum wage and can definitely cover the extra food I need. Frankly, my main worry is getting by - the guy said it's a tight budget - but I have extra cash to spare if need be, and the no rent/no cable-internet/free food most of the time is a good deal.


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: TDAS04 on August 12, 2014, 08:00:31 pm
My 3-month-old nephew has been having some difficulties.  He has clubfoot.  Treatment has started, but he still has to wait a while before he'll fully recover.  He also has acid reflux disease, and it will probably be a couple of months before that finally ends.  Both these conditions have caused him much pain.

Fortunately, he is expected to recover eventually from both.  He also seems fairly happy and is smiling much more frequently.  (I've not actually seen my nephew since he's in France.  This is what I hear from my sister.)


Title: Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring
Post by: Big Daddy Gonna Take Care Of Us on August 12, 2014, 08:39:09 pm
Back to school on the 'morrow.