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theblondeassassin
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« Reply #1935 on: December 11, 2012, 2:41:19 AM »

Maybe I'll just stay up all night and go to campus earlier than usual. If I get there at, say, 7am, then maybe nobody will witness me cautiously navigating the walkway between the 2nd floor entrance to the building I'll be studying in and the elevator as if the area were full of landmines. There was a gigantic monstrous thing resembling a cockroach in there this afternoon. I do not want to encounter that again.

You're too far north for the normal habitat of palmetto bugs (Florida woods cockroach), I think, but one could have hitched up that far.

Just to make sure, try to stay above 6,500 feet elevation and you should be free of all cockroaches.
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My hovercraft is full of eels, so I don't suppose snails in a fish tank is so very strange.
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« Reply #1936 on: December 11, 2012, 12:13:32 PM »

I still don't understand the quarter system.  Not even remotely.

I prefer 20p/, 20/, and 20 rapppen/SFr myself.
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« Reply #1937 on: December 13, 2012, 2:50:42 PM »

I just bit into what I thought was a chocolate "turtle" (i.e. caramel and pecans), and it has turned out to be chocolate-covered baklava.  Still tasty, but not what I expected.
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« Reply #1938 on: December 13, 2012, 2:57:49 PM »

I still don't understand the quarter system.  Not even remotely.

What don't you like/understand about the quarter system, YT?  Not being snarky, just curious.
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« Reply #1939 on: December 13, 2012, 6:48:14 PM »

My dog has a cold.
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« Reply #1940 on: December 17, 2012, 7:16:22 AM »

12.19.19.17.16
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« Reply #1941 on: December 17, 2012, 8:01:12 AM »

Can I just say thanks for endorsing me on LinkedIn, but I still find the whole idea both weird and stupid.
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« Reply #1942 on: December 17, 2012, 9:09:44 AM »

"eat up"
"chow down"
"dig in"
"pig out"

These phrasal verbs all have similar meanings even though the prepositions they use are, well, opposites.

Oh, and I hate it when people say "different than" instead of "different from."
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« Reply #1943 on: December 17, 2012, 11:39:24 AM »

Can I just say thanks for endorsing me on LinkedIn, but I still find the whole idea both weird and stupid.

I'm with you.  I get lots of messages about people endorsing me for various skills that they  themselves must be suggesting that I have.  It is a little weird, and I don't see the point, but I still went ahead just now and endorsed some folks I thought deserved it.  It's my good, albeit pointless, deed of the day.
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« Reply #1944 on: December 21, 2012, 2:22:40 PM »

Spray-quiche.





A concept.
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« Reply #1945 on: December 21, 2012, 4:40:15 PM »

Spray-quiche.

A concept.

Would you use one of these?  Sorry for the colour; I couldn't find a yellow one.
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« Reply #1946 on: December 22, 2012, 10:38:13 PM »

It seems that I am going to start taking archery lessons.
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« Reply #1947 on: December 24, 2012, 3:51:35 PM »

No one can bother me because I'm downstairs supposedly wrapping presents. The every two second "Mom/WCG we need you right this minute to function!" summons are not ringing out. Thank you. Presents will be attended to in due time. But, I'm able to play hookey with full immunity because no one can come down and check on me, including the husband (because I'm also wrapping his; well, really, I'm just putting those inside of a gift bag). So I've been on the internet for the last hour while the wrapping waits and everyone is duped into thinking I'm working diligently.

In other banality, my alma mater hosted one of the preeminent scholars in my field for the fall quarter. She's awesome. I used her work all through the diss. My friend is the coordinator for the program. She was very gracious the entire time. We met several times to discuss my work. Last week, as she was about to fly back to Europe, she left my friend one of her (amazing) scarves and said "Give this to a friend or a sister." He gave it to me. I'm so thrilled to have this scarf. It's my prized possession.
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« Reply #1948 on: December 24, 2012, 6:26:38 PM »

Has there ever been a U.S. senator with a better name than Mike Crapo?
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« Reply #1949 on: December 28, 2012, 11:16:00 AM »


When traveling, to interupt someone currently in light conversation with another, in order to gain local information, is rude; however, it is preferable to the possibility of those regarding you as being an impatient person, as you wait for them to cease talking.
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So, I straightened the whole thing out and what do you think I got for doing it?  Really, just take a guess!
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