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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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.
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It is possible to appreciate the visual qualities of a place with one short visit, but not how it smells on a frosty morning, how city sounds reverberate across narrow streets to expire over the broad square, or how the pavement burns through gymshoe soles and melts bicycle tires in August. Place, at all scales from the armchair to the nation, is a construct of experience; it is sustained not only by timber, concrete, and highways, but also by the quality of human awareness.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 09:21:21 pm »

Be careful, Scott. That job listing sounds a lot like a scam.
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 10:48:20 am »

Did you actually win the election this time?
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« Reply #6 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?
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« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 07:09:01 pm »

Came home to water bubbling up from the drain of my apartment's kitchen sink. Disgusting.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2014, 03:16:49 pm »

The whole idea of moving away to live in a dorm for college seems to be largely an American phenomenon, yes (Canada too?).

Is it really that uncommon in Europe? What do students who don't live near a decent school that suits them do?
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2014, 03:27:35 pm »

The whole idea of moving away to live in a dorm for college seems to be largely an American phenomenon, yes (Canada too?).

How else would you do it, unless you happen to live near a decent school that suits you?

You generally buy an apartment in the city where the university is located. Or you accept to have a 1-hour commute time, as I did. Wink

That's what I had assumed. But, Christ, an hour? I thought didn't tolerate that nonsense over there.
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2014, 11:05:59 pm »

Even though halloween is still a couple weeks away, I already know what I'm going as.  I going as Gandalf the Rainbow.  It is also when I'm coming out to a few more people.

It was Saruman who was the wizard of rainbows.
Quote from: Gandalf recounting his capture by Saruman at the meeting in Imladris in the Fellowship of the Ring
ďĎFor I am Saruman the Wise, Saruman Ring-maker, Saruman of Many Colours!í

I looked then and saw that his robes, which had seemed white, were not so, but were woven of all colours, and if he moved they shimmered and changed hue so that the eye was bewildered.

ĎI liked white better,í I said.

ĎWhite!í he sneered. ĎIt serves as a beginning. White cloth may be dyed. The white page can be overwritten; and the white light can be broken.í

ĎIn which case it is no longer white,í said I. ĎAnd he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.íĒ
Oh, I know that, but most people don't.  That's why I'm going as a gay Gandalf who is also rainbow.  Much easier to explain.

Classic Sharkey.
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It is possible to appreciate the visual qualities of a place with one short visit, but not how it smells on a frosty morning, how city sounds reverberate across narrow streets to expire over the broad square, or how the pavement burns through gymshoe soles and melts bicycle tires in August. Place, at all scales from the armchair to the nation, is a construct of experience; it is sustained not only by timber, concrete, and highways, but also by the quality of human awareness.
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