Started by timpate, September 20, 2010, 07:56:24 PM
Quote from: M Knight on July 16, 2011, 09:32:43 AMI have experienced working for senior directors who were always the least qualified people in the room. They were caucasian, male and female, and got elevated to their positions because of strategic relationships, well placed relatives or intimidation. Michael is saying nothing more than this. On his own merits, Obama is very well qualified to be an associate professor at a mid-range university.
Quote from: M Knight on July 16, 2011, 10:07:10 AMNow back to "random" - "stupid" - "things" that make this thread the topic of choice while enjoying a hot cup of tea and crumpets with dear friends.
Quote from: lasertron on July 16, 2011, 02:42:13 AMIn the new Katy Perry song, extraterrestrial, when she sings "could you be the devil? could you be an angel?" I always think of Noory. COULD IT BE ANGELS?!
Quote from: M Knight on July 16, 2011, 11:15:55 AMShit. All f*****g week I have felt like this.
Quote from: Michael Vandeven on July 16, 2011, 11:20:56 AMit's been that kind of month for me, brother. nabila and i had to find a new place to live under on a short deadline, then we had to take care of getting moved, then my grandma died during the two day period we had to move and clean up our old apartment, then nabila left me to go visit her family in morocco and won't be back until sept 22, then i had a MASSIVE spasm in my back thursday morning and had to be carried out of my home by an ambulance crew where the ER pumped me full of morphine and valium shots coupled with a prescription for percocet, muscle relaxers, and steroids which i've been doped up on for the last two days. so, to put it mildly, i'm in something of a world of shit at the moment. yay, me.mail pity to 123 asskick st., cape girardeau, mo.
Quote from: M Knight on July 16, 2011, 11:24:18 AMNone of my business, but what the hell is that all about? That's a shit load of time to be away.
Quote from: Michael Vandeven on July 16, 2011, 11:30:00 AMoh, and we're planning to have a kid next year, so it will probably be her last trip home for quite a while... so it seemed like a sort of "last hurrah," if you will.
Quote from: M Knight on July 16, 2011, 11:49:10 AMI hear ya about the family unity found in other cultures. My wife generates 3 digit international phone bills every month by calling her family in the Carribean (the particular island will remain unnamed).
Quote from: Treading Water on July 16, 2011, 12:07:35 PMDid I mention that he was my "EX"?Now I have to run. :
Quote from: Michael Vandeven on July 16, 2011, 12:35:04 PMWOW!!!!! why don't you guys consider a VOIP solution? You'd probably pay a fraction of that. And how is that unborn baby of yours? And your beautiful wife?
Quote from: M Knight on July 16, 2011, 02:53:24 PMMost on the island have 10 to 12 hours of electricity a day with an inverter (hooked up to car batteries) for a fews hours after the power goes out. All utilities are unpredictable, including internet. We're expecting around November 1st. She is already talking about having another one! We've been scouting around for the best places to buy all the stuff for the baby. My wife is very precious. I am fortunate.
Quote from: Michael Vandeven on July 16, 2011, 02:56:45 PMare you guys living in the states?
Quote from: b_dubb on July 16, 2011, 12:48:48 PMsome of you have had a shot week. I am sorry to hear this. Not to rub it in your face but as an attempt to counter all the bad news with a sprinkle of good ... I am starting a new job Monday. and I'm looking at buying a househope everyone gets some good in the near future
Quote from: M Knight on July 16, 2011, 02:59:21 PMYes. Regular old telephone is the most predictable means of communicating as her family's internet is attenuated due to decrepit infrastructure.
Quote from: Michael Vandeven on July 16, 2011, 03:28:35 PMso then you only need VOIP on your end... vonage or something like that... maybe skype out... and off you go. far cheaper.
Quote from: M Knight on July 16, 2011, 04:11:52 PMWow. You just saved me tons of money. Now I feel dumb.
Quote from: Michael Vandeven on July 16, 2011, 05:07:34 PMi'm plowing through all of the star trek next gen episodes on netflix as i sit here with my lame back problems... from season one episode one forward. i'm ALWAYS so happy to see tasha yar's character die and leave the show. ok! enough already! we get it! you're a strong woman. bleh. point made.don't get me wrong. i love strong women. i'm married to one. i just don't like the typical hollywood tactic of shoe-horning a character into a product for the explicit purpose of sending some sort of social message about what women can or can not be... particularly when they do it in a way that's not even CLOSE to being believable. tasha yar blows goat shaft.also, as i watch season two, i'm reminded of how much i liked the dr. pulaski character as the chief medical officer. i felt her character had so much more soul and dimension than dr. crusher. i wish she'd stayed for the entire series. she was like a female bones... perfect for the role.of the entire star trek franchise, the next gen is by far my favorite.Dr. Pulaski
Quote from: Treading Water on July 16, 2011, 12:07:35 PMGood. Can I come out of my room, now? I really hate it when Mom and Dad fight. It's been a shit month all around, I think. My "ex" had heart surgery, a bad reaction to the medication, an early release from the hospital, a hit and run in MY car(guess who gets the fine?), and a subsequent heart attack. Now I'm waiting for him to come here to recover. Did I mention that he was my "EX"?Now I have to run. :
Quote from: beachcomber on July 16, 2011, 11:48:12 PM...laying on a gurney at the ER for an hour while the spasms continued, finally they gave me Demerol.
Quote from: anagrammy on July 16, 2011, 10:05:03 PMGood Grief TW! Why did you two divorce, if you don't mind my asking? Sounds like you are amicable and still close... he was driving your car?Ana
Quote from: Treading Water on July 17, 2011, 08:37:48 AMLong story, involves my experience with Domestic Violence Services. Anyway, I was determined that our son would become more than just a payroll deduction to his father. And be physically safe at the same time. Lots of work, but we're actually better "friends" now. Since we don't tell each other what to do. :