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Re: Off topic blather

Postby Nancy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:28 pm

Ayah, heah we ahh in the great woods of New England! :wink:

Today begins the search for a good chimney guy. (Maybe he'll be cute :lol: )
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Re: Off topic blather

Postby Val2150 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:10 am

Okay, the children that live in the apartment above mine really need to stop screaming and banging things. :tsk:

Also can I just say how proud I am of my city? There's been a local Haiti telethon on all day that's raised over $2 million for the Red Cross!!! :shock: :clap:
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Re: Off topic blather

Postby eejm » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:15 am

Nancy wrote:Ayah, heah we ahh in the great woods of New England! :wink:

Today begins the search for a good chimney guy. (Maybe he'll be cute :lol: )


Last time we had a chimney sweep/repair person, it was girl. :lol:

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Re: Off topic blather

Postby LauraK » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:22 am

"Chim-chiminey, chim-chiminey, chim-chim, cheree....." as soon as I read that..... :D
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Re: Off topic blather

Postby Faith » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:52 am

:lol: Maybe he'll look like Dick Van Dyke.

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Re: Off topic blather

Postby Red » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:56 am

Val2150 wrote:Okay, the children that live in the apartment above mine really need to stop screaming and banging things. :tsk:

Also can I just say how proud I am of my city? There's been a local Haiti telethon on all day that's raised over $2 million for the Red Cross!!! :shock: :clap:

Ah yes. I don't miss apartment life at all. Of course we were usually the loud ones that got complained about. :worry:

Good on your city, Val! $2 million is wonderful! :clap:

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Re: Off topic blather

Postby Peaches » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:06 am

I'm so childish, I still laugh at the name Dick van Dyke... :lol:
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Re: Off topic blather

Postby Nancy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:39 am

When I lived at my own house, the chimney sweeps showed up in tuxedo long-sleeved tee shirts and top hats - really. :roll2:
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Re: Off topic blather

Postby biscuit » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:10 pm

Hm... I just feel like writing something. I'm alone at the office, and while I ususally like working alone I am finding being alone 100% of the time quite boring. I would write something abut this on FB, but as I just added my boss I think it would be unwise :lol:

I'm not quite settled here yet, and all I seem to be doing at the moment is wait for things to happen. I have a tower of boxes in the middle of the floor with heaps of stuff in, but I have nowhere to put anything before I get some shelves in here :P I need access to the collections database to search for some photos, but I haven't got a password yet. ...The list goes on :lol:

And now I am being entertained by my dad on messenger talking about his money troubles :worry: Yaaay!

On the bright side; I have an appointment at the hairdressers in 2 hours :D I haven't cut my hair for two years! All the wool and fleece clothes I've been wearing lately keep turning my hair electric and clingy, so getting rid of some of it will be sweet!!
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Re: Off topic blather

Postby eejm » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:23 pm

Peaches wrote:I'm so childish, I still laugh at the name Dick van Dyke... :lol:


I'm glad I'm not the only one. :D

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Re: Off topic blather

Postby SheWolf » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:13 pm

biscuit wrote:I'm alone at the office, and while I usually like working alone I am finding being alone 100% of the time quite boring.
I had this feeling when I began my current job about a year ago. I was lucky to be hired so quickly after being downsized from my previous employer. But my new boss' office wasn't totally set up yet, I had to drive quite a distance into unfamiliar, desolate (okay it's the country, I'm totally not a country person, wide open fields are scary and depressing to me) terrain and my boss wasn't there most of the time so I felt like I was driving out into nothing to sit and do nothing and it was boring and lonely. Things picked up and he hired someone else so at least I now have someone to talk to. I'm sure it will pick up for you too.
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Re: Off topic blather

Postby Emafer » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:47 pm

I find it's often like that starting a new job. They don't have computer passwords, don't have everything set up. But you've to to show up, sit there and do nothing all day but make it look like you're a good employee. It sucks. I've also had job where I've started and they've thrown me right into the mix with absolutely no training or anything and it's like sink or swim. I don't know which I prefer. I feel like I started this job with totally inadequate training and very little support and it was sink or swim. Luckily, I swam but there is stuff that comes up all the time that I "should have known" and it's very frustrating. It's like "I wasn't TRAINED! HOW am I supposed to know?"

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Re: Off topic blather

Postby Val2150 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:38 pm

I feel the same way about my job Em...I was literally thrown into the mix very quickly and expected to know everything. In some ways I'm glad, because it made me a LOT more confident and now I know I can handle a lot and handle it well, and my organizational skills are MILES better than they were just a few years ago. But it's also very stressful at the same time.
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Re: Off topic blather

Postby Nancy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:09 am

Oh yeah, flying by the seat of your pants can be a roller coaster ride, can't it?
When I'm musically directing a show, I do my homework so I'm ultra-prepared, but on the last show I did, the director was unable to make an important rehearsal, and guess what?? With one hour's notice, I had to not only set the music, but I had to stage a major scene extremely timed to music on a cd (no wiggle room, had to be done to the counts of music :bang: ), PLUS, the choreographer wasn't there, and I had to choreograph the song, "Beauty And The Beast". :shock: Let's just say it was passable, but it would have been better with a little bit more notice. :?

Em, is it too late to confess to the powers-that-be you were never trained in certain areas? :worry:

Val, glad you've become more confident, sorry about the stress. :witsend:

SW, just wait, you know tax season is gearing up! :nails:

Bisciut, keep your spirits up, soon the waiting will end. :waiting: At least you're getting your hair done! :D
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Re: Off topic blather

Postby jillbean » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:50 am

Nancy wrote:This morning I heard a strange sound coming from the living room downstairs. It was coming from the wood burning stove - you guessed it, Rocky the Squirrel was inside...


Oh, Nancy this brought back a memory for me that made me smile.

My ex and I had an apartment that was fairly long and there was a door at the narrow point that basically let you close the place in "half." We had two huskies (the only part of that relationship that I sincerely miss. They were great. Well, them and the car. I did like the car we had. But I digress) and they had fairly strong prey drives. Well the back half of the apartment was the kitchen which had a doorway that connected directly upstairs into the attic. I was in the dining room [in the front half of the house] and I hear all this scrabbling and barking and my ex yelling "holy crap! a squirrel just came down the stairs into the kitchen!" The dogs are sliding all over the hardwood floors as was the squirrel they were in pursuit of (no grip!). I look down the hall and the squirrel is running straight towards me with the two dogs behind it. So the squirrel runs by me and I pull the door shut...it was comical because all you heard immediately after that was "THUD, thud!" as each dog was stopped by the door.

I didn't have time to laugh since I had a squirrel to escort out. The squirrel ran right for the windows at the front of the place so I flung one open and he promptly launched himself at the screen and was then just hanging there. He's looking at me, I'm looking at him and I burst out laughing. I inched over, scooted the screen up and he ducked out, stopped on the porch roof and started scolding me.

The squirrel and I had a similar encounter in the laundry room in the basement about two weeks later and after that he decided his drey out in the tree was just the place for him.

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