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Well, I guess life is probably pretty great now that it's the weekend! I'll have to ask again on Monday, but I think I'll know the answer then. ;)
What a wonderful end to a wonderful season. I'm talking about the Huskers, and that's all sarcasm. The stadium was almost empty before the end of the game today because it was that exciting.
Thankfully, Thanksgiving was great, though. Tons of family and friends.
How's life on the Canadian side?
@GM, I certainly hope it works out for you, but you should definitely keep you eyes peeled for other opportunities till you get that interview. Never hurts to have multiple back up plans! ;)
After calculating what I make an hour here where I currently worked, into the 35 hour work week that the CBE is advertising, I am earning over $5,000 less than what they are paying the lowest paid of those three.
@GM, so glad that you applied! Best of luck bro!
So far today...I have applied to those three jobs with the CBE...and not much else. >.>
@GM, that just sound like licencing to me. It happened to me, ergo its ok, and even right that it happen to you... sigh. Why is it that we can't want better for others than that which we have suffered ourselves? I'm just as guilty as anyone else of that, I know, but it just seems so contrary to living in societies as we do. Ok, I'm not going to get down on this right now, too much stuff to do!
@Geist, thats great! Congrats on the sheets, Egyptian cotton I hope! ;) I hope you enjoy your movie! Totally jelly, I would love to be going to a movie right now... ;)
It's funny though, the one that first mentioned trying to get a discount apparently had been a waitress before...and she is now an accounting manager(who can't handle the stress of the job and it leaving the company because "it's not you, it's me" - her EXACT words!)
Woohoo! The cold broke! Feeling much better today. Secured the sheets and am on my way to the movies.
I have worked in restaurants. Front and back of the house. It's a tough job. Some folks act like servers need to treat them like the king/queen of England just because they sat down to eat. I once tipped a waitress who wasn't working my table but had a customer leave without tipping. Pissed me off.
@GM, I have never worked in a restaurant, but I know what its like to be super busy and unappreciated. I can definitely sympathize with what a kitchen staff would go through. I think people draw false equivalencies and therefore have less respect for those jobs that they don't understand. "There's no way that they work as hard as I do". Walk a mile in their shoes right?
@BaKhan: Me too. And on the way back to the office, was talking with the HSE coordinator, and she said I was "too nice" for saying that it wasn't the pubs fault, but the fault of what people ordered. Considering how many different items there were(ranging from a veggie platter for the vegetarian IT manager to a meat loaf that is wrapped in bacon to burgers/sandwiches), it makes sense that it would take time...especially since the whole place was PACKED.
@GM, that actually isn't too bad considering there was 21 of you guys! Thats only like $25 a person. I hope you enjoyed it! Trying to get a discount sure would have been upsetting though. I would feel so bad for the kitchen staff, busting their asses and then getting kicked in the junk... hope it didn't happen.
@BaKhan: I even saw the bill. $530 for it. And because people were super impatient, they were talking about trying to get a discount(hopefully they didn't since it does take longer to make sure everyone's food comes out at almost the same time)
@Geist, yeah I can sympathize with that, I hate being sick the most! I hope you feel better and are able to get some sleep soon! Chicken noodle soup, stat! ;) I hope you still get a chance to go sheet shopping!
@GM, yeah, 21 people put a hurtin on any kitchen! ;) Glad you guys got an extended break, on the bosses dime! ;) Congrats!
@GM: I looked at the Pig & Duke menu. Very nice! I haven't had frog legs in a loooong time. Will have to put that on my bucket list the next time I visit Calgary.
Morning kittens. Remember the baby momma I visited last week? She had a cold and I ended up getting it. It hit me like a freight train in the wee hours yesterday and I've been in bed since. I hate when my nose is so clogged up that I have to breathe with my mouth open so I wasn't getting much sleep. Didn't feel like eating anything either so ended up not cooking the dish I wanted to make for Thanksgiving. Feeling better now and thankful that I have a place of my own to recuperate in, food in the fridge and insurance so that if I needed to go to the hospital, it's (mostly) paid for.
Also...we got back from lunch at like 2pm(reservation was for 11:30 -and I think I'm the only one who realized that the food, when ordering off the menu when we get there and not pre-ordering, would take longer than if you went with a group of 4-5...we were 21)
@BaKhan: More my dad I get along with than my mom...but it will definitely be a good trip as I've never been there, and it will be February when we go. So fairly cold here to begin with(if I can get more money/time off)
@GM, Honestly I'm sure it would be a great time! I'm just messing around bro! I actually think its great that you get along as well as you do with your parents. Not trying to be insulting, maybe just joking because jealousy. ;)
I would have my own room, and it would be a resort(can't remember which one), so I would still have my freedome.
@GM, yeah I hear that... ;) That trip sounds super awesome, except for the parents part... ;p but, yeah, I get what you're saying. ;)
True...now if only I could convince them to give me a raise(even though I am definitely leaving as soon as I find another job...) so that I can go on the trip my parents invited me on(Cook Islands starting the Family Day weekend, 2018 - for a week).
@GM, well, a free lunch is pretty good imo. Congrats! I know it doesn't make up for the bs, but its better than another kick in the teeth, right? ;)
So far, the only good thing about today is that we are all going out to the Pig and Duke for lunch(on the companies dime!)
@GM, and a happy gettin' close to Friday to you too sir!
Happy Turkey-Bird Day to all of you to the South. And happy almost Friday to BaKhan.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Kittens!
Ok kittens. Time to blow this popsicle stand.
To my American kittens: Happy Thanksgiving!
To my kittens outside the U.S.: enjoy work tomorrow. ;-)
@Zem, lol, yeah good ole cyber Monday... sheesh, you'd think they'd figure it out and just lower the prices by 5 - 10 % all the time, but I guess human psychology doesn't work that way... sigh. People, sigh. ;)
@Geist, re: JL reviews, the positive comments I have gotten were from friends recommending it, so I take their opinion much more seriously than some overblown "movie critic" any day. ;)
@LZ: 10 grand?! What the heck? I don't care how rich a person is, their kid doesn't need the toy that badly. If I had had kids, I would have told them they can get this toy in the summer. Teach the kid some patience.
I also believe in shopping for presents all year so that I can catch the sales and save money. I already have some of the surprise goodies that I'll be bringing to KC 3 and I got them on sale 75 to 90% off! Can't beat that with a bat!
Geist, you are certainly correct that I will never be one of those people. I also remember prople camping out for days to be the first to get one of those Tickle Me Elmo dolls, and that by the end, people were buying them for as much as $10k. If I were a parent at the time, and one of my kids wanted one, I'd have told them to wait a couple of months until it became affordable again. As I recall, that's all the time it took. People turn into beasts around this time of year, which is why I typically avoid shopping on BF. If I do go out, it's later in the day and to a store I know won't be crowded. I don't do well with crowds...
Oh! If Bryan Cranston had been Luthor, I would not say a single negative thing about that movie. I wouldn't even make fun of how the thing that gets Bats to not kill Supes is that both their moms were named Martha!
...okay, I'd probably still complain about that because it's just that dumb. I could understand if both shared a strange name like Azinthroda, but MARTHA!? Come on!
I watched two DVDs this week.
The Mummy reboot and Transformers: The Last Knight. Words cannot express how bad both movies were. Tom Cruise needs to be drummed out of Hollywood for shutting down a whole monster universe that was going to happen but won't thanks to his meddling.
I don't know what to say about the Transformer one. How the heck do we start out in the first movie with Earth being introduced to these robots and in the 5th movie, Earth is Unicron?
@LZ: So I can count in you not being the kind of parent that will camp outside of a toy store, in the freezing cold just to punch out another adult to get to the hottest game? I'm not making this up when I say I remember seeing parents on the news fighting for a Cabbage Patch doll back in the day. I also remember a small family (mother, father, son) camping out about 10 years ago so they could get their hands on the latest game box. I had half a nerve to call CPS on grownups.
Oh yeah, they could have done so much better than him. Come to think of it, HE could have done so much better, he could actually have been a pretty good Luther.
I still think they should have gotten Bryan Cranston to do Lex Luthor.
I think the biggest casting mistake in BvS was Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. His performance, more than anything else, pulled me out of the film.
Geist, I do agree with going out to buy something you actually need. And I also agree that places like Bed Bath and Beyond aren't the war zones that electronics stores and Wal-Mart tend to be. The extra dumb thing is that the "killer deals" on electronics are typically on off-brand, stripped-down models that won't last through the year. For example, my mom went and got a $40 tablet. It was made by polaroid. It was running Android Jellybean when Lollypop was out. The device couldn't handle anything more recent than Jellybean, though. It was lacking in RAM and internal storage. She replaced it after six months.
I don't have a problem with people getting stuff they need, though. As long as they're civilized about it. When they start fighting, I start judging.
@BaKhan: JL is getting some really rough reviews down here. I'm seeing this curiosity's sake. And a favorite actor has an un-credited part so I'm hoping to see him on the big screen.
@LZ: I actually needs some new sheets and the stores I go to are never crowded. You know where the fighting will be? At the ELECTRONICS STORE. I don't need a TV that badly to want to fight over one. I really am trying to save money on a purchase that will cost me twice as much most other times of the year. I will say that I refuse to shop on Thanksgiving Day and despise stores that make workers come in on that day.
That view of BvS makes sense, but once they wrote Superman as literally invincible and with literally infinite strength, they needed to keep around some cop-out to keep him in check.
What really broke BvS for me was the terrible logic, like why did nobody just come up with an idea of "So, Superman is infinitely powerful, we need a big red button in case he goes rogue, but for the time being, he's incredibly helpful, so we'll make the weapon, but keep it on hold until Superman becomes some sort of a threat."
And the inaccuracies to the original stuff like Doomsday, who was way cooler in the comics. Heck, almost every non-main character was way cooler in the comics, the movies only ever focus on the main heroes, and even they could usually be better.
BaKhan, and ironically it's dying out a bit here because of Cyber Monday. So I guess don't worry, CM will overthrow BF soon!
@LZ, that quote is awesome! I would definitely use that. The more time that passes and the more Americanized Canada becomes the more we are getting to that same point. I can't remember us ever having BF sales here until maybe 10 years ago or so. Used to be the big sales day was boxing day, and shopping would be hectic but not violent. :(
I have not seen the directors cut, but honestly not sure if I could sit through that movie a second time. It wasn't even that the movie was disjointed or was lacking information/whatever. It was the idea that here we go again, someone gets a hold of a bunch of kyptonite and goes after superman. Really how many times does he have to be attacked by that stuff till he just gets rid of it? Hire a crew to get it all, and launch it into space already! Jeeezzzz! I mean, what kind of a threat would Batman, or anyone really, be to Supe if there was not kryptonite? Oh well... I always saw Batman as dealing with micro problems (street thugs, etc.) and Superman dealing with macro problems (world destruction, aliens, etc.). Having the two of them fight, fundamentally makes little sense to me, and the inclusion of Afleck, just kinda put all of that over the top for me I guess.
Yeah, I finally saw BvS last week, and now I get what everyone's saying. There were so many little ways they could have made it infinitely better!
On BF, I've only ever done it once, and that's because my brother wanted stuff and my parents were looking for something, so we went to Best Buy. Not a ton of actually good deals, but you do get to stand in line for almost an hour, so there's that if you like standing in lines.
I agree about the BF shopping. One of my favorite quotes about BF is "Black Friday, because there's no better way of showing that we're thankful for what we have than beating each other up over shit we don't need."
BaKhan, did you see the director's cut of BvS? It clarified so much and made the movie so much better (not that making the theatrical release better was a huge task to begin with).
@Geist, that sounds like fun! I have heard good things about JL, make sure you stay through both credits teasers, most people have missed the second one, which is supposedly the best... couldn't say from first hand experience though. Honestly Ben Afleck as Batman, just doesn't work for me. I've never cared for his acting, and Batman Vs. Superman, was pretty terrible, imo.
Shopping on BF for anything other than something you actually need never made any sense to me, so good luck on some cheap sheets! Think Egyptian cotton, all of our bed sheets for our kingsize are Egyptian, super high thread count and so luxurious! ;)
You'll have to let us know how the egg nog turns out! I've never tried making it before so am quite curious! ;) I bet it expands quite a bit with the reaction of the milk and the alcohol (and the sugar, etc.). How long does it stay good for? Two gallons of anything is quite a commitment! ;)
@BaKhan: I have a Friendsgiving dinner that I am going to after work. Tomorrow, I might go and see the new Justice League movie and then come home and cook dinner. Truth be told, I am still so tired, I might just spend tomorrow sleeping.
Even though I usually don't partake in it, I will be venturing out on Black Friday to see if I can score some bed sheets on the cheap. I need new colors for my bed.
Last night I purchased the rest of the ingredients to make Alton Brown's eggnog. Funny thing is, people were saying that the receipe makes 2 gallons but it only calls for a pint each of milk, half and half and whipping cream. Plus 1 cup each bourbon, rum, brandy, a dozen egg yolks and a pound of sugar. Hope it taste good. The booze alone set me back $76 bucks.