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I had a hugely successful 90 minutes at the trade show

Are we talking Trinidad? Or Trinidad AND Tobago? Because you know those fucking Toboggans are a tough bunch to deal with. Once things start going down hill they go REAL fast.
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Are we talking Trinidad? Or Trinidad AND Tobago? Because you know those fucking Toboggans are a tough bunch to deal with. Once things start going down hill they go REAL fast.

this is so facepalm.gif and yet laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

Got a new job and negotiated a salary better than what I was expecting.
To celebrate, I'm drinking alone tonight, ordered myself two clay pipes, and I'm going to order a bronze laurel wreath from a jeweler once I get my fiancee to measure my head.
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It's bitter sweet because I get along very well with my current coworkers. It will be sad to leave on my final day.

It was very sad when I left my old job. I woman cried, others told me to keep in touch, and my boss teared up a little but kept his composure. I came home after the last day to find my two clay pipes. They smoke well, but the clay saps moisture from my lips, making them stick to the pipe.

My boss moved out to the location of the old business, alone, while his wife stayed at his old residence to finish up her degree and keep the kids. I was my boss's only friend in a new place for a long time. He was much older than me and viewed me as the son he never had, as he implied a few times.

Since I got my new job, I've been promoted. It's been such a short time. I got the promotion because the person above me is leaving, and I was the obvious choice thereafter. I've had an avalanche of new responsibilities piled on me and just got the green light to hire a subordinate. I'm very happy about it. I work long hours, then come home to be nagged by emails.
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Sometimes moving out opens new opportunities. I had the same issue almost two years ago and it was tough starting from scratch with a new boss, culture and going from the "guy who knew everyone" to the "new guy", but it was worth it. After 8 1/2 years at the old job, I still remember the last day. I left at noon and had a scotch and ruminated.
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Bought a new (slightly used) car yesterday and scored a great deal. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


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EDIT: Need to read this thread more often. Had no idea Rambo and GT met up.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Bought a new (slightly used) car yesterday and scored a great deal. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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EDIT: Need to read this thread more often. Had no idea Rambo and GT met up.

nice, what did you get?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

those are the best conversations. beats the hell out of, BUT i dont want chicken for dinner tonight! cloud.gif
yes, please keep us posted on moar babiez!!!

We're getting to the, "I can tell you what I want stage," though he doesn't quite speak well enough to give me that much detail. Right now it's more like, "no chicken, daddy. No!"
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

I hated kids most of my life but this is absolutely adorable and brought an ear-to-ear grin to my face.

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To be honest, I was never a kid person, either, but it's amazing the dorky/cute stuff you find yourself doing when it's your kid.
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I started kindergarten like that and also started college early (state program let me "skip" part of high school). It's definitely not for everyone. I was social, had friends, chatted, went to birthday parties etc. Being social doesn't necessarily mean that you're happy, though. I never "fit" into any predefined cliques that developed during middle/high school, but I got along well with all of them and had many friends (and now, 3-4 I still regularly keep in touch with). I strongly believe having been a year later into school wouldn't have helped me in the slightest.
Just a contrasting opinion for you, gt, etc. I don't claim my experiences are the norm by any means, before anyone starts in on that.

Always good to hear a contrasting opinion. I don't imagine we'll start him early in kindergarten, just because we don't have a great reason to do so, but if he does turn out smart, I may be sending you a PM in about five years asking if we should bump him up a grade. laugh.gif

I'm also extremely happy with FLMM's moderation. His commitment to excellence, not just at modding but life in general, is really a role model for me.
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this guy makes youtube about the 90's...
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

nice, what did you get?

Deets right here.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Deets right here.

that is fantastic. hope you enjoy it.

USA USA USA USA USA!!!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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Deets right here.

that is fantastic. hope you enjoy it.

USA USA USA USA USA!!!

Good thing it's just the 3.7l engine, as if it was the 5.0, it would be CANADA! CANADA! CANADA!
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just finished up a meeting with my boss. they were very pleased with my initial 6 month trial, and will be offering me an official contract starting sept. 1.

final details to be hashed out tomorrow.

i am very pleased. biggrin.gif

boruch hashem!
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Brouch atah adoni to you too!

Is the contract a bump in pay? Benefits? SF browsing time? devil.gif
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Going to see my daughter (who is 9) perform four roles in the opening night of Hamlet tomorrow. I'll be damned if I don't cry like a baby.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Brouch atah adoni to you too!
Is the contract a bump in pay? Benefits? SF browsing time? devil.gif

thanks bo. there should be both. just need to hash out exact numbers tomorrow. wish me luck!
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Going to see my daughter (who is 9) perform four roles in the opening night of Hamlet tomorrow. I'll be damned if I don't cry like a baby.

you better, i hope she does wonderfully.
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