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Rant & Rave Thread

Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by Joel Raymond, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Clutch

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    Rant: My boss is convinced that I rebooted the web server without permission yesterday despite Windows claiming that it has been up for ~59 days.

    Rant: That means we still have not installed Microsoft's patches from last month, which I assume is also my fault.
     
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    Rave: Bali was awesome even with drunk family members and parts of the island being tourist traps..

    Rave: Got my open water dive course done and that was amazing.

    Rave: Two new tattoos today and they came up great.
     
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    Rave: Gig scheduled for 7:30 got bumped back to 5:00. Normally I'd be irritated, but it'd be nice to be home on a Saturday evening for a change. As a bonus, they are providing lighting, PA system and sound tech. "Plug and play", my favorite.
     
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    Rave: That feeling when...
    You tweak your neck while sleeping. That causes significant stiffness, pain, and limited mobility and makes the trap and shoulder muscles stiff. So you do yoga and stretches multiple times a day, take appropriate meds, self massage, stand under the hot shower, use magnesium muscle rubs and Bengay muscle rub obsessively for days and days with small incremental improvements.....

    Then one day you're stretching and feel a pop in your neck with instant relief.

    Ahhhhh!
     
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    Rant: At this stage off the trip to the Solomon Islands to collect and dispose of explosive remnants of war. Junk.
     
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    RANT: Haven't bitched about work in a long time but, whew, what a rough few weeks. New painter is not at the level he proclaimed to be. It's basically impossible to "fake it until you make it" in that position. WAY too many redo's due to the color match being off. We're killing production speed and spending a fuck ton on materials. I've given him plenty of chances but we're going to have to make a change. It sucks letting someone go who lives paycheck to paycheck and has 3 young kids. But, the company can't continue on this path or we'll all be looking for jobs.
    Our new store is doing good, it's a smaller shop than the one I'm running but I just found out that my biz partner is dropping his kids off at school every morning. So not only I doing twice the number of cars he's doing weekly, I'm also working 1.5-2 more hours a day than he is. Getting frustrated and building a little animosity towards the situation. Going to need to address that also.
     
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    Rant: after months and months of obsessing over this damn flooring project, we started making movements on it. About a month ago we started moving everything from downstairs to upstairs. So everything is crammed on the upstairs floor. Less than 2 days ago, literally 9 at night on Thursday, I ripped out the carpet and padding of one of the rooms downstairs. Guess who texted about a visit late last night? I don't hear a peep from any family members about visiting and now it happens once I have started demolitioning the downstairs. FML. Oh, not to mention that the family member is bringing their new spouse, too. So we will be entertaining someone I have never met in my torn up fucking house. Fuck!
     
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    RAVE: I don't have to tell a family member to get a fucking hotel room.
     
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    Rave: currently no plans for an overnight stay.
     
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    RANT: But I wanted confrontation.
     
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    Rant/rave: thanks to your brilliant suggestion, we might not even have to meet them at our house. But there is still plenty of time for a confrontation or drama. She tends to be an ass at restaraunts which kills me more than the average person since I've worked waiting tables and bartending for several years in the past. Get your popcorn and wine ready. Or cheese and wine or whatever rich Canadians do.
     
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    RANT/RAVE: FINE.
     
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    Mom and Dad, please don't fight.
     
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    RAVE: RedZone Week 1 while working in the shop on a cooler, ugly, pre-fall day... it's a great thing.
     
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    Rave: Iceland. Its awesome, everyone should go there. This was my third time and it was worth it just to see the look of awe on my wife's face at the scenery. The only thing that rivaled it, but in a very different way was driving the Icefields Parkway in Canada. The people are kind of odd, and the weather is unpredictable, but it was surprisingly easy with a toddler.

    Rant: The flight home fucking sucked. The kid would not settle down.
     
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    RAVE: Local electronics store (Visions) had a typo on a web sale promoting the grand opening on their new store. I managed to get a new, 70" 4k UltraHD LG TV for under $600. Normally retails for about $2k.

    RAVE: They honoured the deal, and I picked it up today. It barely fit in the bed of my pickup.

    RANT: It doesn't fit on my current TV stand, so it's going to be wall-mounted.... Amazon Prime to the rescue... pieces-parts should arrive tomorrow.

    RAVE: First world problems! New TV for the first time in about 15 years.... should be fun.
     
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    RANT: Earlier this week I made my daily round to my hometown paper's website and checked out the news. In the obituaries was a girl with an unfamiliar name,, but was in the age range of folks I went through my younger years with. I clicked on the link and once I saw her maiden name a singular memory came flooding back.

    We knew one another, we moved in overlapping social circles. One night many years ago she confided to me at a party that she was going to turn 18 at midnight. Many beers later we were counting down the seconds until she was legal. I was an asshole, I admit it. She was a sweet kid, I was 22. Anyways, stuff happened.

    That's probably not the kind of story you want to put in her memory book on the funeral home website, no matter how much I edited events down to PG.
     
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    Rave: Yesterday was my wife's last day at a job that was going to kill her. She's been there 20 years, and it's sad the stress and the absolute incompetence forced her to that decision, but our sons and I are happy about it.

    Rave: Even the CEO sought her out to say he was sad to learn she was leaving, but told her he respected her decision and wouldn't try to talk her out of it. He then asked to meet with her the same day, as he suspected there were some things she had to tell him. She did, and boy did she. When you ask someone who's been up and working since 1am for an opinion, you're gonna get it. I have a sneaking suspicion the manager above her ( and one who prompted all this to begin with ) isn't gonna be there long. He was not pleased, but that's how it works there. Middle management only tells their bosses what they want to hear, not what they need to know, which is why the place is bleeding money.

    Rant: We're "headlining" a festival here in our hometown, which doesn't happen often, and the weather sucks once again. Just once I want a hot, sunny day/ evening that keeps the people outside drinking. At this rate I hope they move us indoors which is where everyone ended up last time this happened.
     
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    Rant: My buddy's girlfriend is a psychotic bitch, and started her usual shit with him last night. Rather than listen to it, I just threw my shit in the car and left. Just because he chooses to be miserable with her doesn't mean the rest of us have to be.
     
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    Rant- Just missed out on a killer deal for an MR2 in my state. Got to search daily I guess.