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We're moving from Boston to Pittsburgh because my wife got a too-good-to-refuse job offer. I was the plan was for me stay at home with our daughter for a while a freelance while looking for a job. Today my boss asked me to telecommute 20hrs/week for half of my current salary. Now I can stay home, and do freelance work without having to look for a job.
post #11252 of 45321
To borrow Kyle's lingo temporarily - I had a great "service" today. Made lunch for the company today - about 50 ppl at this location - on the grill as a thank you for a great month last month. Nothing very fancy - I made a big pasta salad last night and marinated some portabellos, peppers, and onions to cook in grill baskets. Plowed through about 50 Italian sausages, 64 burgers, the veggies, some onions and peppers for the sausages, plus a small handful of chicken breasts and veggie burgers on special request, all on a rented charcoal grill. Had to get a headstart on everything and half-cook things for last-minute finishing - went thru 2.5 huge bags of charcoal, 3 coal changes, but started sending stuff into the cafeteria at about 11:58 and took the last cheeseburger off at 12:20. Timed everything perfectly and everything turned out OK. Won't know til tomorrow of course that nobody got salmonella or anything but the food was good and well-appreciated. It was fun and the timing, which was stressing me out the most (shop emps have a 30-minute lunch window), worked out perfectly.
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post
We're moving from Boston to Pittsburgh because my wife got a too-good-to-refuse job offer. I was the plan was for me stay at home with our daughter for a while a freelance while looking for a job. Today my boss asked me to telecommute 20hrs/week for half of my current salary. Now I can stay home, and do freelance work without having to look for a job.
Congrats. Hope the move is a smooth one and everything works out in Steel City.
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To borrow Kyle's lingo temporarily - I had a great "service" today. Made lunch for the company today - about 50 ppl at this location - on the grill as a thank you for a great month last month. Nothing very fancy - I made a big pasta salad last night and marinated some portabellos, peppers, and onions to cook in grill baskets. Plowed through about 50 Italian sausages, 64 burgers, the veggies, some onions and peppers for the sausages, plus a small handful of chicken breasts and veggie burgers on special request, all on a rented charcoal grill. Had to get a headstart on everything and half-cook things for last-minute finishing - went thru 2.5 huge bags of charcoal, 3 coal changes, but started sending stuff into the cafeteria at about 11:58 and took the last cheeseburger off at 12:20. Timed everything perfectly and everything turned out OK. Won't know til tomorrow of course that nobody got salmonella or anything but the food was good and well-appreciated. It was fun and the timing, which was stressing me out the most (shop emps have a 30-minute lunch window), worked out perfectly.
God damn Douglas. That's impressive.
post #11254 of 45321
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
Came back from NYC, New York was the fucking truth. Probably gonna move there now, instead of Tokyo. Can save a bit more money over Japan (yen is killing me), have more things to do, and have more friends around. Lady says she will come with, but if she is just bluffing and doesn't, then it'll be the proverbial straw and that'll have to be that.
So you were set to move to Tokyo, and then you just changed your mind on a whim b/c you were in NYC, but if your girlfriend is only feigning interest in moving to NYC, then it's over between you two? WTF?
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To borrow Kyle's lingo temporarily - I had a great "service" today. Made lunch for the company today - about 50 ppl at this location - on the grill as a thank you for a great month last month. Nothing very fancy - I made a big pasta salad last night and marinated some portabellos, peppers, and onions to cook in grill baskets. Plowed through about 50 Italian sausages, 64 burgers, the veggies, some onions and peppers for the sausages, plus a small handful of chicken breasts and veggie burgers on special request, all on a rented charcoal grill. Had to get a headstart on everything and half-cook things for last-minute finishing - went thru 2.5 huge bags of charcoal, 3 coal changes, but started sending stuff into the cafeteria at about 11:58 and took the last cheeseburger off at 12:20. Timed everything perfectly and everything turned out OK. Won't know til tomorrow of course that nobody got salmonella or anything but the food was good and well-appreciated. It was fun and the timing, which was stressing me out the most (shop emps have a 30-minute lunch window), worked out perfectly.

Nice.
post #11255 of 45321
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
To borrow Kyle's lingo temporarily - I had a great "service" today. Made lunch for the company today - about 50 ppl at this location - on the grill as a thank you for a great month last month. Nothing very fancy - I made a big pasta salad last night and marinated some portabellos, peppers, and onions to cook in grill baskets. Plowed through about 50 Italian sausages, 64 burgers, the veggies, some onions and peppers for the sausages, plus a small handful of chicken breasts and veggie burgers on special request, all on a rented charcoal grill. Had to get a headstart on everything and half-cook things for last-minute finishing - went thru 2.5 huge bags of charcoal, 3 coal changes, but started sending stuff into the cafeteria at about 11:58 and took the last cheeseburger off at 12:20. Timed everything perfectly and everything turned out OK. Won't know til tomorrow of course that nobody got salmonella or anything but the food was good and well-appreciated. It was fun and the timing, which was stressing me out the most (shop emps have a 30-minute lunch window), worked out perfectly.

that is very cool. good for you
post #11256 of 45321
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
To borrow Kyle's lingo temporarily - I had a great "service" today. Made lunch for the company today - about 50 ppl at this location - on the grill as a thank you for a great month last month. Nothing very fancy - I made a big pasta salad last night and marinated some portabellos, peppers, and onions to cook in grill baskets. Plowed through about 50 Italian sausages, 64 burgers, the veggies, some onions and peppers for the sausages, plus a small handful of chicken breasts and veggie burgers on special request, all on a rented charcoal grill. Had to get a headstart on everything and half-cook things for last-minute finishing - went thru 2.5 huge bags of charcoal, 3 coal changes, but started sending stuff into the cafeteria at about 11:58 and took the last cheeseburger off at 12:20. Timed everything perfectly and everything turned out OK. Won't know til tomorrow of course that nobody got salmonella or anything but the food was good and well-appreciated. It was fun and the timing, which was stressing me out the most (shop emps have a 30-minute lunch window), worked out perfectly.

way to go man hats off to you!!

now you are def in charge of the bmore meetup
post #11257 of 45321
my magsafe plug (the macbook end) crapped out and I feared that I wouldnt be able to charge it (working very long hours= no time to buy a new one). Thanks to some high end diy work we took the thing apart this evening and remade the plug. It now works like a charm, and so will i be able to do tomorrow.
post #11258 of 45321
Second day of work. My first 'deliverable' was a pretty big success feels good, man.
post #11259 of 45321
Greenfrog, have you told the bosses yet you drive a pimped out BMW douchemobile? Maybe you can start a thread about whether or not you should.
post #11260 of 45321
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Greenfrog, have you told the bosses yet you drive a pimped out BMW douchemobile?

Maybe you can start a thread about whether or not you should.


Should I start a thread on whether or not I should start such a thread?
post #11261 of 45321
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Should I start a thread on whether or not I should start such a thread?
Have you taken out insurance on the possibility that you might not? If not, maybe you should.
post #11262 of 45321
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my little boys birthday today.

Very nice. This poast made me smile A much needed smile after a long day at work.
post #11263 of 45321
Swing dancing in Lincoln Center was awesome. One small drawback: 90 degree weather + super humidity = drenched.
post #11264 of 45321
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
To borrow Kyle's lingo temporarily - I had a great "service" today. Made lunch for the company today - about 50 ppl at this location - on the grill as a thank you for a great month last month. Nothing very fancy - I made a big pasta salad last night and marinated some portabellos, peppers, and onions to cook in grill baskets. Plowed through about 50 Italian sausages, 64 burgers, the veggies, some onions and peppers for the sausages, plus a small handful of chicken breasts and veggie burgers on special request, all on a rented charcoal grill. Had to get a headstart on everything and half-cook things for last-minute finishing - went thru 2.5 huge bags of charcoal, 3 coal changes, but started sending stuff into the cafeteria at about 11:58 and took the last cheeseburger off at 12:20. Timed everything perfectly and everything turned out OK. Won't know til tomorrow of course that nobody got salmonella or anything but the food was good and well-appreciated. It was fun and the timing, which was stressing me out the most (shop emps have a 30-minute lunch window), worked out perfectly.

good god! how big is that grill you rented? if there ever was a major sf meet-up, its gonna be douglasburgers for chow.
post #11265 of 45321
Closing on an old farm house with a pool, while skateable. Won't be the only concrete on the property.....
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