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Postby zeroguy » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:08 pm

For the past week or so, my daily schedule has looked something like

- sleep for about 6 hours
- go to work for 8 or 9 hours
- move stuff from one apartment to another, or clean an apartment, or pack/unpack stuff into/out of boxes
- go back to sleep

Except on the weekend, where it was just "move stuff [...]" for like 15 hours. Today was the first day I had dinner I made myself and was actually at a somewhat normal hour.

So I was without "fun internet" (or really any kind of fun) during that time. That in itself wouldn't be so bad, but I find moving to be incredibly aggravating, and not having a way to relax was... well, not relaxing. I don't recommend the strategy of trying to avoid taking days off of work during a move. I feel like I went to sleep and woke up a year later; it was only a few days, but I completely lost them and it just feels like the world is different now and I missed it.

But I know there's some obscenely high percentage of people in the world that do much worse than that every day for effectively their entire lives.
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Postby Jayelle » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:08 am

A quote from me this morning:

"How come these pre-cut bagels (BAGGLES) aren't ever cut all the way through? Wahhh"
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Postby LilBee91 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:12 am

A quote from me this morning:

"How come these pre-cut bagels (BAGGLES) aren't ever cut all the way through? Wahhh"
O my goodness. I HATE that. It would be so bad if the uncut part ripped evenly, but no. One half of the bagel always has a bulge and the other a huge hole.

I hate it when they're not cut evenly too. Toasting doesn't quite work when one half is twice as thick as the other.
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Postby Claire » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:43 pm

A quote from me this morning:

"How come these pre-cut bagels (BAGGLES) aren't ever cut all the way through? Wahhh"
Supermarket bagels don't even taste like bagels to me. I can barely eat them. Some of my friends in St. Louis have never even had a real bagel.

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Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:52 pm

Maybe that's the difference between bagels and baggles. Baggles come in a bag.
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Postby Noodle » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:35 pm

(Back to the thread topic)

My DVR has been running really slow recently. Like I have to wait a minute or two after powering it on before I can select the recorded TV I want to watch.
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Postby Claire » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:25 am

*whines* I don't WANT to be sitting here in a starbucks on my laptop, working on my personal statement. It started out terrible and seems to be getting WORSE the more time I pour in. I want to be out EXPLORING!

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Postby locke » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:56 am

I locked myself out of my apartment when I went to the gym the other night. ..
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Re: First World Problems

Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:03 pm

I can't find a place to buy this album because it was made in stupid Europe.
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Postby v-girl » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:41 pm

My arm is sore where I got my flu shot today. I wish I could do Flumist but you can't if you are around anyone immunocompromised.


I went to Trader Joe's today (about a 20 minute drive completely out of my way) and they didn't have my favorite cereal. In fact, they didn't even have an empty slot or a sign for it, so I'm worried it's gone forever.

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Postby Luet » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:45 pm

I got my flu shot last week at Target. I went to the same Target as last year. This should probably go under confessions but I went there because the Pharmacist is cute.

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Postby starlooker » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:38 pm

A quote from me this morning:

"How come these pre-cut bagels (BAGGLES) aren't ever cut all the way through? Wahhh"
This. Only about English Muffins.
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Postby Platypi007 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:35 pm

A quote from me this morning:

"How come these pre-cut bagels (BAGGLES) aren't ever cut all the way through? Wahhh"
This. Only about English Muffins.

To make it easier to ship/serve them, I think. If you had a box of assorted bagels that were cut all the way through they could/would get jumbled up, top halves not matching bottom halves. It would be a terrible mess.

English muffins are probably that way just to piss you off, though.

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Postby Luet » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:33 am

I was thinking the same thing about bagels but when they come stacked in a tube shaped bag, there is less of an excuse.
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Postby GS » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:31 pm

I went to Trader Joe's today (about a 20 minute drive completely out of my way) and they didn't have my favorite cereal. In fact, they didn't even have an empty slot or a sign for it, so I'm worried it's gone forever.
What cereal is it?

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Postby v-girl » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:36 pm

It's called Oat & Wheat Bran Swirls. They are spiced to taste almost like ginger snaps and yet have so much fiber! I'll keep looking for them and pray they aren't gone forever. Trader Joe's does tend to rotate their items around though.

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Postby Jayelle » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:31 pm

Maaaaaaan! This new keyboard has the delete key in a new weird place.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:59 pm

Maaaaaaan! This new keyboard has the delete key in a new weird place.
I've had mine for over a year and I still hit Num Lock about half the time I'm aiming for Backspace.
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Postby Rei » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:41 am

I fear the day I may ever need to get a computer in the UK, because I'll have to learn to find the keys all over again, except for the ones I don't.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:42 pm

I hate when my forklift is in the shop and I have to use a different one. At the warehouse it's not a problem so much since they're all the same model: each truck has its own quirks but they're all mostly the same. At the plant, though, no two trucks are the same and the nearest available one is an old clunker...

On the other hand, I wouldn't want to have to move 1,000kg loads by hand.
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Postby Platypi007 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:46 pm

Maaaaaaan! This new keyboard has the delete key in a new weird place.
I buy my keyboards based on the layout and I refuse to buy one if it doesn't match exactly what I want. It was so much trouble to get a cheap keyboard without any extra special keys or keys in weird places or weird ergonomic curves the last time that I ordered four of them at once.

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Postby Platypi007 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:50 pm

I hate when I have a bazillion tabs opened in FF and move up to close one, but it resizes them right THEN so I click on the wrong one to close and have to right click and reopen that tab...

On the other hand, I have internet!

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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:01 am

I need to take the gargage out, but it's cold out. On the other hand, my city has a sanitation program!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:30 am

I am anxiously awaiting my "Congratulations on surviving your first month" gift to myself, which has been in the Chicagoland area for 4 days but barely went out for delivery to my place 2.5 hours ago. I have no idea when they deliver mail around here, since I'm typically at work or simply don't notice otherwise unless I happen to catch a glimpse of a mail-person outside...but the last time that happened was nearly a month ago and it was the afternoon, but again, not sure what time. If I'm at work when they try to deliver it, I'll have to wait until tomorrow morning to get it because I'll have to go pick it up. Unless I ask them to redeliver, which means I'd have to wait longer. Boo. Hiss. I want my fun mail now, please and thanks, while I have time to play with it before getting ready for work.




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Postby zeroguy » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:54 pm

This makes me remember this thread every time I see it:

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Postby Young Val » Wed May 16, 2012 1:00 pm

Procrastination bit me in the ass today.

I put off buying the rest of the stamps for my wedding invitations for months and months, even though I KNEW they were a limited edition, and sure enough when I went to buy them today they were gone. I know that it is a stupid little thing, to not have all the stamps on your wedding invitations match, but it irritates me. A lot. Plus, I don't like the new stamps as much at all.

Also, I FINALLY went to go purchase the famous "embrace messy hair" print off Etsy today. It's been discontinued.

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Postby Luet » Tue May 29, 2012 12:54 pm

I got used to central air conditioning for the last four years in my old house. Now, we just have a window unit in the bedroom. The rest of the house is currently 84F and it's 92 outside (only 60% humidity, though).
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue May 29, 2012 8:52 pm

I got used to A/C, oh, my entire life more or less. I'll be getting a fan soon...

Honestly, I just assumed everywhere (everywhere but Canada) had them as a standard thing, so I didn't even think to ask when I got here. I will NEVER make that mistake again. Despite getting about 2 hours of sleep last night, when I got back this morning, the heat was one of the things keeping me awake.
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue May 29, 2012 9:30 pm

AC is pretty standard in Canada too. Just not in my house.
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Postby locke » Wed May 30, 2012 12:47 am

I think AC is pretty standard in most houses, not so in apartments.
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Postby Petra456 » Wed May 30, 2012 10:13 am

Growing up I hardly knew anyone with AC, but it seems that now a days it seems to be more and more standard in the newer houses. I don't even think it's standard yet in a lot of work places.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed May 30, 2012 11:30 am

I was drawing from my experience when I came out here to look and made my assumptions; in AZ, with the exception of the trailers that extremely poor folks live in, any apartment or house hoping to have people rent or buy will have A/C and it is considered as standard and essential as putting a front door on the place. Even old buildings will find a way to get central A/C. It's so not even a question, it boggles my mind to realize it's not that way in other places where it maybe doesn't see as high in temp. numbers technically but is easily hotter due to humidity. It was cooler in AZ this past weekend than it was in IL. Cra. Zy.
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Wed May 30, 2012 11:40 am

I also can't imagine a place without central A/C. Everything at home had central air, everything we looked at in NC had central air.
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Postby Luet » Wed May 30, 2012 1:12 pm

Well, I would expect that it would be standard in TX, NC, FL, NM, etc. But up north here, where we only have unbearable heat and humidity for a couple months a year, central air is not a given. I would say maybe 1/3 of homes have it? The rest get by on window units. And I've never heard of an apartment having central air, unless it's really high end. Our house actually stays pretty cool unless the outside temp gets above 85. Would I like central air? Yes. Am I willing to go into $2600 debt to get it right now for those dozen or so days a year that it would be very nice? No.
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Postby Jayelle » Wed May 30, 2012 1:21 pm

I have the same experience as Nomi. If you have good insulation and fans, that helps keep your house cool. Get dark curtains and keep them closed during the hottest time of the day. Keep windows open at night (I assume you have screens on them?), get a couple of fans to create a cross-breeze and do things to keep yourself cool like running cold water on your wrists or soaking feet in icewater. :mrgreen:
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