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12/9/2016 WDT

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shegirl, Dec 9, 2016.

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  1. shegirl

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    After being out yesterday due to the weather I made my way to the office (late) this morning. Waiting for me was a pair of ear muffs I'd asked my Mom for (unwrapped so I was not forced to cheat), Omaha Steaks also from my Mom* and the renewal tags for my car. A good day to come in.

    *This is so weird, I have never had anything from them (I'd even asked in the Cooking Thread about them). My Mom called last night after getting what I had ordered for her from them, to let me know she had ordered my gift from them as well. This is a first or both of us.

    FOCUS: What turned your shit day into a good one?
     
  2. Revengeofthenerds

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    Did five interview today, hired five people. They were all hilarious, bubbly, and had what I like to say "gotten over themselves," so they'll fit in with us perfectly. This is the kinda excitement that will carry me for days. (Once I took over hiring, we started looking for team fit instead of talent, figuring you can't train the right personality but we'll give them the proper skills).

    People fucking suck. Normally if I setup 5 interviews in a day, I can count on at least two of them no-showing (and this is after I weed out the crappy applications). I've had days where I've had 6-7 interviews and none of them showed. Fucking millenials. A lot of times now I just double book, banking on running early when people start not showing up. And if someone has to wait, I just explain to them why I had to double book -- if they laugh and say how immature that is, then we'll get along just fine. If they can't wait an extra 15 minutes, I didn't want to meet them anyway.

    When I am doing hiring, my bar for happiness is set at meeting one person I want to hire out of every seven I interview. So yeah, going 5-for-5 today got me fucking pumped. I doubt I'll see that again for a long time.
     
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    I won't go into the details of why it was a shit day, but we have a contract on a house. The cherry on top was some really great outcomes with things at work. I have warm fuzzies and am in the mood to have a margarita.
     
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    I just got a notification from UPS that 15 pounds of sandpaper (thank you Klingspoor) and a bandsaw blade was delivered to my front door. Today has been slow and I've had zero motivation to work so now I've got a fun mess I can look forward to making once I get home. Soon!

    Plus as usual there's the pooch freaking out once I get through the door, kinda hard to feel like you're having a bad day while giving belly rubs to a very wiggly dog.
     
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    I got an internship with NAMI Minnesota, so I'll be helping with their efforts to pass legislation in the state capital. Sounds like a hell of an opportunity. Considering I've only been here 4 months I'd say I've done well for myself.

    Wednesday was my shit day, my small group told me during the presentation that I had to present a section I didn't write or prepare for.I still crushed it. Fuck them.


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  6. Clutch

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    My helpdesk ticket queue has zero tickets in it. This is the first time that's happened since I've been here.
     
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    Today wasn't a shit day at all, but it had the potential to be. The roads are a mess with the first real dump of snow today.... but I didn't have to commute to work. So many accidents by so many idiots who can't drive... traffic has been a parking lot for most of the day. But since I was fired from my last job, I don't have to commute. First thing this morning I hit the computer and put out some fires, had a couple of phone calls to catch up on things and set some expectations, then did some work in the driveway on getting the trailer ready for my move. I was kind of hoping to get the little trailer inside the big one before the snow hit, and I missed that by about 12 hours. Needless to say everything was covered in snow, which slowed things down a bit, but as of now Trailerception is complete, and I'm just letting it dry out and melt in the hotbox that is the propane-heated covered trailer.

    The plan is to be out of here a week or so from tomorrow... I think it's going to be tight, but it's possible.

    Now that I'm done that, it's time to relax in the home office with a nice bowl of homemade soup, and a bottle of wine, while I finish off some work for a client.

    Meanwhile it's snowing more and more, and the cat is going stir crazy.
     
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    So it's much harder than I anticipated finding pink curing salt on short notice around town.
     
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    You thought that would be easy? You're in Ohio not San Fransisco or New York
     
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    My grandmother had a music box that I used to play with when I was really young--a simple wind-up one in a clear plastic box so you could watch the insides work. I didn't know the name of the song, but I liked the tune. When she died, I told my mom that the only thing of hers that I wanted was that music box, but it was nowhere to be found.

    A few years later, I figured out the name of the song (Sunrise Sunset) by humming it to someone else while sharing childhood stories.

    Now that I have a little girl, I've been humming that song to her while rocking her to sleep and was wondering if I could find a music box that played the same tune.

    It arrived today. After a quick wind it sounded perfect. It's now in my little girl's room and I intend to play it often.

    Today's been rough, so the timing of that coming in the mail was perfect.
     
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    All bullshit aside, the "holidays" can be pretty stressful for a lot of people.

    Here's hoping you all weather the storm, or at least find this board a bit of a break from the pressures of the season.
     
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    My son just took a shit on the floor.

    And then my dogs ate it.

    Two year olds are awesome.
     
  13. toddamus

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    Yea I'm never having kids intentionally.

    I was just a mental health event where my group is featured. We had a booth. My social anxiety is so bad I find it almost intolerable to sit behind a table and field questions. Doesn't make sense, but then again social anxiety isn't a choice.
     
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    Wait, you WERE the event? Like, Exhibit A? Damn that must have sucked!

    I used to have social anxiety real bad. I was majoring in journalism at the time, and I decided the best way to fix those issues was by switching my major to public speaking. Where most people check the temp of the water first before taking the plunge, I'm that idiot friend who runs up behind and does a cannon ball straight into the icy river. Took 12 hours (out of 15) in public speaking the following semester, completely terrified the shit outta me. Those first few weeks were pure hell. But since I'd lose scholarship if I dropped four of my five courses, and I didn't want to end up on academic probation by failing them, I had to find a way to make it work, and I ended up being really good at it.

    Don't recommend doing it that way though. Normally my idiot ideas that sound good at the time blow up in my face. Lexapro is your friend (but I'm not a doctor). That and breathing exercises.
     
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    I can't stop fucking laughing:

     
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    Fortunately I was just making an appearance, I wanted to be there to see what was going on. As soon as someone approached me and my colleagues I jetted out of there. I can deliver an amazing presentation, I don;t mind public speaking. However, ask me to go up to a random person and talk to them and my anxiety is so dam high I can't or its really uncomfortable.

    I'm on lexapro now but I'm trying to switch it out, maybe see if something else is more effective. That and the lexapro makes it hard for me to climax which is a bummer.

    I went to hockey tonight with my friend, we're starting to develop a bit of a vibe. I'm conflicted, she has a boyfriend and I never want to be that guy, on the other hand her boyfriend is in boston or somewhere, and I guess I'll let her make her own decisions.

    I'd put this in the R&R section, but I feel like I'm quickly becoming a person to know out here. Its such a dramatic change from this time last year.

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    I've had a few drinks but I think this thread needs a bump.

    UnFocus: What are you thankful for this year that was different than last year? Have you moved? New Job? New relationship? whatever
     
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    In this week's episode of Roommates vs Neighbors:

    Neighbors turned roommate's car in to parking enforcement for being parked 72 hours on the street. It had actually been parked about 10 minutes, the hood was still warm when parking enforcement showed up. Prior to that it had been used about 12 hours previous.

    In retaliation, roommate called code enforcement on neighbor about excessive dog shit in his yard. Neighbor got wrote up.

    I swear to God if I or my truck get caught up in this bullshit I'm going to punch everyone in the throat.
     
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    Be honest: you gave them a high five for that didn't you?
     
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    Fuck the cops... I want you to wear a body-cam.
     
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