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

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    yeah peruvian food is legit. there's this colombian food place my wife and I eat at in NJ i think its called noches de colombia thats great too (i loved the breakfast there pan de bono and hot chocolate).

    if you ever get to peru try the alpaca meat/steaks. i didn't do it because i felt bad (we just visited a llama/alpaca farm earlier in the day where I fed a cute one grass and it rubbed its head against mine). But the wife happily ordered an alpaca steak and ended up loving it. I finally tried a bite and it was delicious.
     
  2. aravenel

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    Update on the clusterfuck project at work I posted about before.

    So, worried about this project being a bad thing for my career, I started working the back channels. Went and talked to several of the partners with whom I normally work and our staffing team.

    Everyone unanimously believes that I should not do the work and is willing to get involved to try to keep me off it. They are all doing what they can. Problem is, this project (the bad one) is being run by a very senior partner, and is a huge account.

    So, good and bad.

    Good:

    1. Confirmation that I'm not crazy and that this would be bad for me
    2. There are several partners willing to go to bat for me to try to pull me off
    3. Said partners are in fact going to bat for me and trying to get me off the project right now, so at least I should know soon what is up

    Bad:

    1. There is the possibility that this becomes a big flap or that I look like I don't want to do work "beneath" me and could thus be bad for my career
    2. If for some reason I do end up having to do the work, everyone on that team is going to basically know that I tried my hardest to get off of it, which is going to make things awkward
    3. Even if I don't do the work, I will clearly have annoyed several people of varying levels. Not the end of the world--I guess sometimes you have to make enemies. Would still prefer to have avoided it, though.

    So, now I wait and see what happens.
     
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  3. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I love BA - it's one of my favorite cities. Unfortunately I was once the target of an (unsuccessful) attempt to distract my group so our bags could be stolen. So yeah, be careful

    Heading to Rio next year for the first time ever. My Brazilian friends (proudly?) refer to it as the pickpocketing capital of the world, so I'm curious about your experiences as well
     
  4. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I will be lobbying for federal legislation to require every office have a separate kitchen area. I'm smelling my colleague's processed-to-the-max frozen Frankenfood meal and it fills me with righteous anger.
     
  5. Numbernine

    Numbernine Senior member

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    eBay sellers with 100% feedback who take 4 days to ship an item that was paid for immediately . Wtf now you get flakey
     
  6. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    what was the stated handling time? Also, weekend doesnt count.
     
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  7. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I just ate some spicy food, to where my nose is running and my visage has perspiration on it. (I am a man of upper Midwest accustomed to such as "hotdish.")
     
  8. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Uh-oh, now my stomach (tummy) is rebelling should not eat spices.
     
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  9. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    You must perforce deal with this discomfort of stomach, get thee to a toilet.
     
  10. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    the other day, I thought it would be fun to eat a chip with a big dab of Dave's Insanity Sauce on it. Shit hits hard.
     
  11. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    I made chili from scratch yesterday. Included (among other things) were three fresh poblano peppers, three large fresh jalapeno peppers, copious amounts of cumin, chili powder and a good bit of cayenne. Unfortunately, it did not clear my sinuses, but I did have a slight sweat (in my cold house) going after the second bowl.
     
  12. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    You are mightier than I am (of nutriment).
     
  13. samadhi27

    samadhi27 Senior member

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    It's quite remarkable how much bald men can sweat on their heads when eating spicy food. This is especially true of midwesterners and peoples of Nordic ancestry
     
  14. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I too have a spice related tale to tell. On Saturday I ate a tablespoon of mystery Brazilian hot sauce on a dare. It was like sriracha, only if sriracha was grown on an ancient Indian burial ground converted to a toxic waste dump.

    Good to know that I haven't outgrown my college level dumbfuckery. Better still that I reminded my wife and my family of it, in case they'd forgotten
     
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  15. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I am of Northern German ancestry (extraction) and have MPB (male pattern baldness). I am remarkable!

    EDIT: I did have two bowls of Fruity Pebbles, which brought my system back into harmony.
     
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  16. Harold falcon

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    You just quoted Keanu Reeves. Not even in a Bill and Ted movie. That was The Replacements. So much fail.
     
  17. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Dad, uncle, and cousins want to do an overnight at a crappy casino in a few weeks. I just can't do it. I don't like gambling, everyone there chain smokes, and hordes of smelly obese poors on Jazzy scooters cruise around with no regard for normal humans. Not my idea of a good time.
     
  18. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Very long week scheduled.

    Much budget review = stuck at desk

    Stuck at desk = boredom

    boredom = Stitch-like post count this week

    :fu:
     
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  19. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Conne, grow a mustache, bet on the ponies, drink scotch and pretend you are Hemingway. Problem solved.
     
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  20. js4design

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    If you can get be open minded going into it, these kind of trips can be a great time. Also, as someone who's dad passed at a relatively young age, I've gotta say take the trip with your old man and make the most of it. You won't regret it.
     

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