Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

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  1. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    I have a particular chair that I always go for in the large conference room where I work - it has a fantastic view of San Francisco Bay, so I can blissfully zone out while still looking attentive and interested.
     


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    you guise rock :slayer:
     


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    In grad school, this guy did a presentation on a fairly advanced topic. His powerpoint consisted of links to websites. He would click on the link, then read word for word the stuff on the link. It got so bad the prof actually told him to sit down.


    The sad especially thing about it all was that there were people in the room who were actual experts on the topic. I have no idea how the presenter didn't just explode from shame.
     


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    My computer! Time for a new one!!!
     


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    When I joined the company that I am in now, it was kind of an intern program for 2 years. We were placed in a rotation of different departments and had to give presentations on what we worked on while in each department to upper management and show how it fits in with the "bigger picture" and all of that stuff. Essentially it was a 2 year long interview, only about half the candidates make it through. Anyway, they tore us apart during these presentations. I hated every last second of it, but I am much better for having done it.
     


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    Jeebus. We have something similar around here but on a much smaller scale. Every new hire has to give the sales pitch and basic product demonstration during the interview process, and we have to get certified on the corporate pitch and all of the different product demos before we can be customer facing, and on an ongoing basis. The certification demos are with my manager, our SVP, and several of my peers, who then have the opportunity to critique. HOWEVER, the team I work with is incredibly supportive and the critique, while thorough, is approached as a mentoring opportunity, not as a chance to rip people apart. Even during my interview presentation the comments were both thoughtful and genuinely useful - especially the reminder not to make jokes about porn downloads during customer presentations, or job interviews :)
     
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    I have a real life version of Angry Birds going on at my house.... these fucking swallows or sparrows have made these nests in the buttresses under the soffits and I got rid of them (the nests). Trying to discourage them from coming back I'm putting up chicken wire and have been spraying the hose at them to scare them away. Now they're all congregating outside and chirping and I'm sure they're plotting their revenge on me now! It's gonna be Alfred Hitchcock around here in a day or two I'm almost certain.



    wtf is a Jamaican beef patty and where can I get one? btw Liam as the cigar guy here, I got a few of these in Mexico last week... Quintero panetelas I believe... any good?

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Essentially the same thing as an empanada.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I actually have a funny story about Jamaican beef patties. Last year my girlfriend and I went to a pizza place. I noticed they had Jamaican beef patties and I was like, "Ohh man, I haven't had a Jamaican beef patty since college!" My girlfriend is like WTF is that? I pointed and shes like, "uhh those are empanadas". I never heard of an empanada, but she told me it is probably the same thing and they most likely call them empanadas at this place because all the people working there were Spanish.

    So, the Spanish lady asks us what we want. I order two epanadas and point to them and she goes, "Those are Jamaican beef patties, WTF is an empanada?"

    We both started cracking up.
     
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    Kinda what pB said, but they taste different. Spices taste more indian than spanish, and the outside has a different consistency. Its basically beans and beef that have been slow cooked and heavily spiced in a shell/pastry thing that looks like a calzone a bit but is made of corn and kinda flaky and greasy. I like them, and 2 of them will fill you up. for a buck fifty, not a bad deal.

    Dunno much about the brand other than its a second or third tier Cuban, I've not had it. I don't tend to smoke a ton of Cubans, I generally prefer Nicaraguan. Probably won't be terrible though. I generally stick to Bolivar, some of the stronger Montecristo blends, Romeo y Julieta short Churchills and the Por Larranaga regionals, I really like the Asia Pacifico, when they're available, and when I feel like smoking Cuban stuff.
     


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    ^ :happy: that IS funny! ok... Jamaican empanada...gotcha. Gotta try one!
     


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    Just found out that I have to drive 3hrs tomorrow (on my week off) to go take a "random" drug test for work.
     


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    That sucks, my job has them right in the building for us! Yaaaay!!!!
     


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    Well that sucks. Chugging the cranberry juice? ;)
     


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    Ha, I'll be fine. I was in town YESTERDAY. They called me this morning.
     


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