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Originally Posted by Stazy View Post

This thread has taught me that there are two constants in the world:
1. Neo will complain about monday
2. IS will complain about his job

untill i get a new one, you are probs correct. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

IS really loves his job...

haha. NO!
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

This. You'll relive it and kick yourself for the next week or so, and then you'll realize that these things happen. Be glad you're insured and that no one was killed or seriously injured.

+1. ive had my share of car collisions. some my fault others not, but that really is what it boils down to.
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^^^Yeah, unfortunately I speak from experience, too.
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I've had my share of bad travel stories but crap, what a rough journey home this time.

Flight from Shanghai to Newark circled about 4 times on account of the weather over EWR before finally touching down. Then we sat on the tarmac for about an hour waiting for a plane to clear the gate we were intended for. Finally, after about an hour of this nonsense (it's like 2 inches of slush, people) they have the good sense to direct us to another gate.

In the meantime, I've checked my phone and my flight home to BWI is already cancelled. (last time I flew this route they cancelled my flight home as well - something about EWR just doesn't agree with me.) No problem, I'm thinking, I'll just hop onto Amtrak. At least this time, unlike last time, I had the good sense to check flights first before re-checking my bag after customs, so I didn't have to wait 2 hours to get my damned bag back.

Trudge over to the train and buy 2 tickets (travelling with a colleague). There is no status shown in the train station, but checking my phone I see our 8:23 train is delayed by about 45 minutes. Checking again and again over the subsequent hour, I see they're just pushing it back further and further. There's no end in sight. They're mentioning signal problems in NYC so I figure no trains are getting out and heading south.

I make the executive decision to bail and reserve a rental car. Back onto the EWR terminal train to the Hertz counter, pick up a car, and drive down the turnpike on a cold and rainy night. Just finally got home, where, happily, it is warm and dry and my family is sleeping soundly and I can finally take the crap I've been holding onto for like 12 hours.

No more EWR for me, if I can at all avoid it.
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welcome home. I hate flying into any of the fucking nyc airports.
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I've been having a lot of family issues lately, I feel bad for my family. now I spent some time with my brother (all in all a lot of fun) and he is dealing with his daughters just not being so ambitious or really very bright. I think that niether will end up in collage, and while that isn't the end of the world, I think that he is taking it very badly, and I feel sad for him.
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My great grandparents were gentry landowners, and then were forced to sell their land so my grandfather took his share and ran a good business and bought international property. All eight of his kids were doctors, engineers and nurses. All the kids in my generation are AP clerks, marketing analysts, IT programmers, financial analysts, etc. Only a few us made it into middle management and one of us became a doctor. And I reckon most of them are happy living off the laurels of their forefathers putting downpayments on massive houses they'd never be able to afford otherwise. Sadly none of us had the idea to marry rich either.
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Originally Posted by fwiffo View Post

My great grandparents were gentry landowners, and then were forced to sell their land so my grandfather took his share and ran a good business and bought international property. All eight of his kids were doctors, engineers and nurses. All the kids in my generation are AP clerks, marketing analysts, IT programmers, financial analysts, etc. Only a few us made it into middle management and one of us became a doctor. And I reckon most of them are happy living off the laurels of their forefathers putting downpayments on massive houses they'd never be able to afford otherwise. Sadly none of us had the idea to marry rich either.

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it got cold for the first time and i neglected to bring a coat to work. im freezing my balls off. fuck.
post #20454 of 85767
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

it got cold for the first time and i neglected to bring a coat to work. im freezing my balls off. fuck.

More booze.
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

More booze.

you know what? thats actually not a bad idea. i dont have to be driving for over 6 hours. i wonder if there is an open liquor store nearby.
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Originally Posted by fwiffo View Post

My great grandparents were gentry landowners, and then were forced to sell their land so my grandfather took his share and ran a good business and bought international property. All eight of his kids were doctors, engineers and nurses. All the kids in my generation are AP clerks, marketing analysts, IT programmers, financial analysts, etc. Only a few us made it into middle management and one of us became a doctor. And I reckon most of them are happy living off the laurels of their forefathers putting downpayments on massive houses they'd never be able to afford otherwise. Sadly none of us had the idea to marry rich either.

Interesting. All 4 of my mother’s grandparents were illiterate, my father’s father was an orphan and his mother never spoke of her parents. One grandfather worked in a paper mill and died in his early 50s, the other was a miner. My father was a soldier and my mother worked as a cleaner in a mental hospital.

My older brother was the first person in my family to go to university and one of the first to graduate high school. He's loaded and could retire in luxury at any time. I have a cousin who is the majority shareholder in a big resources company in Western Australia and all of his brothers and sisters are either professionals or successful business people. I’m the under achiever of the family, have two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s and I married a beautiful financial genius (also from a modest background). My income just about covers her tax.

Kind of the inverse of your family.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

you know what? thats actually not a bad idea. i dont have to be driving for over 6 hours. i wonder if there is an open liquor store nearby.

More booze is always a good idea.
post #20458 of 85767
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

More booze is always a good idea.

Cheers!
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Cheers!

Kampai!

Got a half full bottle of OK 2009 bordeaux and a soon to be opened excellent 2006 Yamanashi Muscat Bailey A in front of me and no work tomorrow.
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video card died on my main PC. Had to shell out for the new card, the silent cooler add-on, and also bought a ups for my projector in the hopes that my next bulb will last longer than the last.

Seriously tempted by 2500x1440 or 2500x1600 monitors or a trio of 1920x1200 monitors to run nvidia surround. 1920x1200 just doesn't feel like enough anymore. Going there means getting one or two of the highest end video cards and a basically a whole new pc to replace my aging core2quad. so i think i'm gonna wait until nvidia releases kepler next year and then i'll build a new pc and retire the old one to secondary duties. I'll need a new desk too if i want to run both side by side. And a bigger desk won't really fit on the room, so i'll need a bigger apartment. There's no end!
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