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Re: quitting smoking

Postby barfle » Mon May 16, 2005 2:41 pm

I don't know if anyone missed me, but I've been gone for a bit, so I missed all this excitement.

There are always two ways to look at being laid off, yours and those bastards'. If you were to look at how long my resume is, you might get the impression that I can't hold down a job, although two of them have been right around ten years. Being laid off is traumatic, it's demeaning, it's disheartening, and it's a crap sandwich. But at least you don't have to hang around those bastards any more, and you just might end up far better off. I know of a few times when I ended up in a bed of roses when I thought it was only going to be thorns.

All things change. You'll probably see far better times ahead, and it wouldn't surprise me if you see worse times ahead as well. Plan for the best and prepare for the worst, and keep away from the cigs. (I lost a job in the midst of becoming an ex-smoker, too).
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby OperaTenor » Mon May 16, 2005 2:47 pm

As a matter of fact, Barfle, you were missed. I hope everything is okay, and if it was, don't ever go AWOL again without a note from your Mommy!

Lioness, he's right. I'm a case in point. Never been happier than since the bastidges fired me!

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Re: quitting smoking

Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon May 16, 2005 3:07 pm

I've been laid off a few times in my "Business" career. Never any fun. Always worried what would happen next. Sucked Big Time.
I must say it worked to my advantage as I wound up getter better jobs that opened new doors for me.

Lioness - Just keep a positive attitude and the new opportunities will pour in!

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Re: quitting smoking

Postby Angie Parkes » Mon May 16, 2005 3:40 pm

Lioness, so glad to hear that with all the other stress in your life, you're still smoke-free! TM & TrombonePirate, could we have a Fanfare for an Uncommon Woman, please?
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue May 17, 2005 5:11 am

Here you go! :)

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Re: quitting smoking

Postby lioness » Tue May 17, 2005 5:25 am

Originally posted by OperaTenor:
As a matter of fact, Barfle, you were missed. I hope everything is okay, and if it was, don't ever go AWOL again without a note from your Mommy!
yeah!! :( :o
:shaking fist:

i hope everything's ok over by you barfle.
for reals.
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue May 17, 2005 5:27 am

Good Morning Lioness,
You are up early today!
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby lioness » Tue May 17, 2005 5:35 am

the ungodly hours seem to be all mine, dearie.
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue May 17, 2005 5:44 am

Well, my day has started. I'm on a roll already.

This is the best time for me to get paperwork done, research and write up system requirements documents as well as plan my day. No one is in to distract me and it is quiet.

I guess you're keeping vampire hours now :)
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby lioness » Tue May 17, 2005 6:25 am

yup... you may be right on that one. i write better music in the middle of the night anyway.

sun's starting to come up as i post. time for me to watch a CO sunrise and go into hiding to get some sleep.

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Re: quitting smoking

Postby monkeymd2b » Tue May 17, 2005 7:25 pm

Glad to hear you're still smoke free LIoness! Vampire hours sound like fun. Anywho, keep on truckin'!

I'm prolly going to be on post hiatus until the beginning of june as I'm entrusting my beloved computer to my cousin to take back to oregon on the airplane. My mom just got here and is helping me pack my crap up. Actually, at the moment, she's doing all the work and I'm taking a break. I injured myself today shopping for a graduation outfit. Shopping is a full contact sport and I now have a cut and bruise on my right ankle to prove it. And the pain was so bad that my knee was sore too. 3 hours later and it still hurts. Graduation is saturday and then tuesday I say bye bye to this fun little city and head on back to Oregon. Crazy. I actually picked up my little cap, hood, and gown and for 30 minutes tried to figure out how the hood works. Still have no clue but that's probably why they want us there an hour early to get us dressed and looking proper.

Time to eat some dinner...then pack more junk.
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby piqaboo » Tue May 17, 2005 7:42 pm

MonkeyMDUR, I hope the new outfit covers the new ankle decoration!
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby Angie Parkes » Tue May 17, 2005 10:27 pm

MonkeyMD, many congrats on your convocation. There'll be a host of volunteer "gowners" armed with safety pins who will help you figure out which end is up and then pin it there if necessary.

If it's still visible, pretend your injury is a minimalist tattoo you got especially for the occasion!
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed May 18, 2005 12:52 am

Shopping is not supposed to hurt. Sheeish. I'd fix your hood doodad, but my arms are too short to reach. I'll bet it all works out OK; if all else fails try a cable knot. I don't know what the surgeons call 'em - it's the square knot with the extra wrap on both halves.

Congratulations. Enjoy yourself and enjoy your day. Hug all the classmates and don't forget to keep in touch with 'em while you all do your doctor stuff scattered across the country.
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby lioness » Wed May 18, 2005 2:16 am

con"grads" gurl!!!! :D

you are stepping through the formality and out of your shopping adventure. don't forge to let us know how you're doing out there.
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby monkeymd2b » Wed May 18, 2005 7:29 am

I woke up early so I thought I'd come here for a bit. Thanks to all. My bruise isn't looking too bad...and besides, purple goes with black...

My friends and I have grand plans to come back here for mardi gras or jazz fest every year...or at least try to meet somewhere fun.

I guess I'll start packing more things...or maybe watch tv for awhile. I think I hit "the wall" when it comes to packing. I'm at the stage where the place looks messy from trying to organize boxes and such. I have way too many clothes but I can't get rid of them because they're the ones that I love lounging about in. I haven't even begun to pack shoes. Moving sucks.
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed May 18, 2005 10:23 am

Moving does, indeed, suck. You'll end up putting miscellaneous leftovers into cartons, marking them "stuff" or "garage" and UPSing them because they won't fit in the moving truck.

Useful things to remember:
Odd socks make good packing material around breakables. Dirty laundry, likewise.
Put two shirts, an extra pair of jeans, and three extra sets of underwear and socks in the cab of the truck. You might not need 'em but you never know.
In a tote sack put: hand sanitizer, liquid soap, toilet paper, hairbrush, toothbrush, chapstick, and a washcloth. Take it into rest stop and gas station facilities. I guarantee you'll need something off that list in each and every state you cross.

Have a really good day, and a safe trip.
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby piqaboo » Wed May 18, 2005 11:11 am

Everything Selma said plus

Stop organizing the packing.
Start in one room, fill a box with all that;s near to hand. Label it with the name of the room.
All the stuff that was in your bedroom will probably end up in your bedroom when you move, bathroom, kitchen, storage, likewise.

And this makes opening each box a bit of an adventure, which makes them a lot more enticing to open and unload.

Have a terrific day! A safe move, and a good time moving in.
Other key hint for moving in:
Set up 3 large empty boxes in a place where they can stay for several months if possible.
Label one "Donate" ( or "garage sale" if money is short), one "Trash", and one "return to owner" for all those odd things you find that you've borrowed over the years and now are ready to re-patriate.)

Empty Trash weekly, Donate monthly, Return to Owner as often as possible.

Again, congratulations on a great accomplishment, and best wishes for a joyous celebration!
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby barfle » Wed May 18, 2005 3:51 pm

[quote]Originally posted by lioness:
[b] i hope everything's ok over by you barfle.
for reals.
:D

But it means I have even less time to provide thoughtful insights into why Haggis and OT are both dead wrong about just about everything political.
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Re: quitting smoking

Postby barfle » Wed May 18, 2005 3:56 pm

Originally posted by monkeymd2b:
Moving sucks.
We moved from California to Virginia in November 2001, bought a house in June 2002, and I still haven't unpacked everything. I still have places in my house without stuff (like the living room), and stuff without a good place to put it (like my record collection).

I hope you're able to get settled down quicker than I've been.

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