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That was interesting and fun! I've never seen or really even heard about the opera Don Giovanni, but our UNL group was required to go. I may have a bit of an advantage over most people in my class and age because I listen to so much classical music, but I really enjoyed it.
Only problem: I've had literally no time all weekend to do almost any homework or studying. Between the opera and a really cool trip to Leipzig, I've been pretty well occupied.
@BaKhan: I think the reason why they still give pee test instead of hair samples is because it's A) cheaper to test or B) they aren't interested in behavior that is several months old. Honestly wouldn't surprise me if the answer had more to do with choice A.
... literally called "Bier". Hey, not everyone here is creative, but it's the weekend, and 87 cent beer is... actually most beers here if you know where to shop. It's super cheap.
I've already begun scraping the comments, numbering them, and putting them into a log file. I love following an active campaign.
Glad I could help, CB ;-)
BaKhan, probably not as bad as me.
"F... fu... fe... füf... faepple... fff... fun?"
Yeah... I don't think I'm mentally qualified to be president of a book cloob.
especially since I literally just spelled "club" with 2 f****** O's!
@CB, is it bad that the first "F" word I thought of was food? ;)
@Zem, lol, no doubt! ;) Although the hair sample would trump most of those other ones you listed... ;)
@Zem, also that "Mental Competency Test" they made the President take where you have to identify animals from drawings and come up with as many words beginning with "F" as you can.
Geist/BaKhan, why not a stool sample while you're at it? Genetic sample, retina scans, toenail clippings, skin-scrapes, earwax (just to confuse the applicant)...
Wow, TEZ is on fire! I couldn't help but jump on board after viewing all of the gameplay videos they have posted there.
I have @LZ to thank for lightening my wallet to the tune of $30.
Morning kittens. So glad it's Friday.
@Geist, wow, that does sound like a lot! Surprised they didn't want to take a hair sample too! They can tell a lot more about your drug use history from a hair sample then they can from your blood. Your blood holds signs for a relatively short period of time, less than a month for most of them, but your hair, holds it for months and months, sometimes a year or more. I hope after all you've been through they give you the job, I would! Just saying... ;)
@BaKhan: Amen on that!
Did I mention that I have to take a long test for the part time gig? The study material involves memorizing the Bill of Rights, Tort Law and company procedure. 50 questions in all and I have to pass with at least an 85% correct.
And the drug test that I went to take yesterday involved an eye, blood pressure and piss test. Not to mention another pile of paperwork that I had to fill out. You'd think my job was to guard the royal jewels with all that I have to go through just to get accepted.
Morning kittens! Its Friday!!!
Usually, people who have been there get priority over newbies on leave requests. If you happen to know when she'll have enough leave to take another day off, you *COULD* put in for leave on that day yourself, effectively blocking her from taking leave when she wants to.
... just a thought ...
Wow, she just started and takes vacation that much? How does she still work there, don't most employers tend to not like new hires taking all possible time off immediately after obtaining it?
*blinks at GM*
You getting marriage proposals in the mail? Wow, I've never gotten one of those although I have gotten more spam (of the adult kind) ever since I started to buy something from a vendor on FB but backed out. I guess that was their revenge.
Morning kittens! The payment run is today and I had loads of stuff to do yesterday since the new girl (once again) took the day off. It's like the moment she gets 16 hours of vacation time, she's gone. She has enjoyed more time off at the 6 month mark then I've taken in my year and a half that I've been with the company. And I currently have 3 weeks of vacation at my disposal to use right now. That is going to change within the next few months if I can get this part time gig.
Yeah, haha, it's really sad that people still fall for those. Still, I love the stories of people who so effectively draw the scammers on for like a week or two before they realize they're being scammed themselves, and one person who even got one of those scammers to give HIM money!
@Zem: More like Nigeriam Princess. The name, the other stuff that is said(where she will bear my children), and whatnot all point to it being a "female" sender. Still make me laugh, and report it as a phishing scam.
GM, haha, you get Nigerian Prince emails? I only ever get like diet pills or some crap like that!
LZ, that is really weird. Do you have a VPN setting you in Mexico? Or do you search everything in spanish? Or only back mexican campaigns or have your KS location in like Argentina or something?
Yeah, I think it's pretty clear I have absolutely no clue why you would be getting those either.
Haha, I keep forgetting to check in here throughout the day because everything's backwards for me now! I have plenty of time finally to check in during the morning, but morning for me is like SUPER early morning for all of you, so nobody's on till lunch.
Then, during the afternoon and evening, when I used to have the most time to check in, nobody else would be on, so I stopped doing it so frequently.
Now, everyone's on at night for me, and I have more time in the mornings, the exact opposite of the past, what, year and a half?
Strange. I had been getting them in English whenever I'd back a project, there was an update, or people I'm following backed a project. Then, this year they started coming in Spanish
@LZ: Nope, but I got one from someone who's previous project I supposedly backed before. After looking through my projects(never clicked links in the email since it was in my Junk Folder - I go through it every now and then to see what stupid stuff people are trying to get me with now; have seen 3 from same person saying they need me to send money to access their dead uncles multi-million dollar inheritance and that they would come over and marry me after) there wasn't one from that person.
Sorry, meant to add that to the end of the last one and somehow forgot in the middle of writing that sentence.
LZ, nope, not even in English.
Is anyone else suddenly getting automated emails from Kickstarter in Spanish?
I already have several copies of "I Hate Zombies" that I have never played.
Seems like nobody around here wants to play a game with zombies in it.
TEZ, looks pretty cool, but I've got zombies for days already with Z:BP and Z:GH incoming... ;) Gamelyn makes good games for sure though! Hard to go wrong there.
@LZ: That would be the one. I plan on backing it(just not right now since I don't have my credit card on me to be able to do so)
By the way, all, I know it's technically a violation of the community standards to do this, but check out Tiny Epic Zombies on KS! I think I'm okay to do thus because the EK campaign ended so long ago, and we're all friends here.
GM, would that be TEZ? I backed it as soon as I saw it's a thing!
I may have found a new game to back...and it involves zombies!
Morning kittens. I'm working from home again today, but I'll probably sneak out around lunchtime for a bite to eat. The roads should be starting to thaw out by now and I should be able to dust off my winter driving skills.
I also had an "Espresso Martini", 4 cL vodka, Kahlua's, a shot of espresso, and simple syrup, also one without sugar.
Holy cow, that thing is amazing. Just make it for yourselves if you love coffee, it's amazing! I've wondered how to combine coffee and alcohol to make basically exactly that, and I guess now I know!
I had a Russian Chocolate for the first time last weekend, somewhat by accident. It's amazing what just regular vodka can do for hot chocolate. It warms you up in 2 ways at once!
*yawn* Morning kittens. Lots of fridge air and what little snow is left is now ice. Thankfully, not much of it on the sidewalks.
I want some rum spiked hot chocolate right now.
I kind of want to be jealous of that, GM, but somehow I'm finding it extremely hard to do that. ;)
Looks like I get the 113,000th comment
@CB, that would be scary, knowing that you've got all this snow coming and nothing the city can do to help. Most people there probably don't even have snow tires or anything! Hope you stay safe! Maybe plan some indoor/at home activities for the next couple of days?
@Geist, awww, right back at you! You know we love having you come up, your presence alone is all the gift that we need! It is truly our pleasure to have you!
CB, wow, yeah, nevermind, that does sound like a ton for the south, where you don't pretty much never have to be prepared for this! In the midwest, give it a couple hours and everything's clear and ready, but that much there, not to mention in a large city, may well keep most people just stuck in at home until it warms up and melts this weekend!
Sounds kind of nice, though. If you're stocked up and everything's closed, just to relax at home until it all melts away.
LZ, I think one time we had a storm like that at home. Man, it being out in it feels like rain, but if the rain were as heavy as drops of mercury falling at terminal velocity, like soft hail. Kinda funny, but yeah, walking around in it sucked, and driving would have been impossible.
CB, that's the storm that's causing my brother so much of a hassle flying home through Atlanta. It's not that bad, really, so far as I can tell, but the airport pretty much preemptively went into emergency procedure.
@Geist, we have a couple of inches already and it's still snowing. They're saying we could get up to 4 inches, which is a lot for a city without any snowplows.
Howdy CB. How hard is it snowing in Charlotte? We got only 1/4 of an inch here. Only enough to make traffic a headache, not enough to give me a day off from work. I think that will be next month.
@LZ: Thanks! I'm determined to study and pass this test with 100% correct score. Even if they don't have anything for me right now, I can take my certification to another company and see if they will hire me.
Just so that we are clear, I haven't left my full time job. I just need a part time job to help pay my bills so that I'm completely debt free in 2019.