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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:43 am UTC

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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby awesome blue! » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:41 pm UTC

I finally looked at my sat scores. I did great in everything except for math, just like I thought. (A 250. ouch.) I'm going to take it again, and I think I'll do better. I hope so.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby Little Richie » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:03 pm UTC

I'm actually feeling really good in these last few weeks, better than I have felt in a long time. I'm happy, and it's strange, I like it.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby icanus » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:30 pm UTC

So there's this phrase my family have recited at me all my life: He who hesitates is lost.

I recently hesitated - no, in fact froze like a rabbit in headlights - at a really fucking important moment, and now I just want to scream, but am afraid that if I do I won't be able to stop.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby functionally_stupid » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:42 pm UTC

I should really take a shower.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby charliepanayi » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:12 pm UTC

I like my work, I got a promotion and a pay rise today, and I can't seem to feel any pleasure about it.
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Postby Goldstein » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:52 pm UTC

Will this promotion bring any actual changes to your day? I used to prefix my current title with 'Trainee'. Later, I used 'Junior'. One day soon, I'm hoping to be a 'Senior'. There's a difference in the competence expected of me, but the work is basically the same at all levels so the promotion is a bit meaningless. I can understand not being too bothered about that.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby charliepanayi » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:56 pm UTC

Goldstein wrote:Will this promotion bring any actual changes to your day? I used to prefix my current title with 'Trainee'. Later, I used 'Junior'. One day soon, I'm hoping to be a 'Senior'. There's a difference in the competence expected of me, but the work is basically the same at all levels so the promotion is a bit meaningless. I can understand not being too bothered about that.


There's no real change in duties, though I guess they want to help me grow more into the role of being an editor, rather than solely an assistant. Maybe it's just the suddenness of it, I didn't realise anyone was considering it for me.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:46 pm UTC

functionally_stupid wrote:I should really take a shower.

Huh. f_s came a'wandering back. Harbinger for other ... I guess people would say old-timers but beats me... to come?
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby Menacing Spike » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:23 pm UTC

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functionally_stupid wrote:I should really take a shower.

Huh. f_s came a'wandering back. Harbinger for other ... I guess people would say old-timers but beats me... to come?


Did you forget to log into The Cat?
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby Torvaun » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:19 am UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
functionally_stupid wrote:I should really take a shower.

Huh. f_s came a'wandering back. Harbinger for other ... I guess people would say old-timers but beats me... to come?


Did you forget to log into The Cat?

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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby dragon » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:54 pm UTC

Seeing your avatar again is pleasing, functionally_stupid. Positive associations.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby Jessica » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:13 pm UTC

dragon wrote:Seeing your avatar again is pleasing, functionally_stupid. Positive associations.

I totally agree. Just seeing your avatar put a smile on my face. :)
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby pollywog » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:40 am UTC

And now I'm nostalgiaing.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby Armadillo Al » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:16 pm UTC

Me too, although I apparently haven't been here for quite a while myself.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby bbctol » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:07 am UTC

Me three, which probably explains why I'm back here after a five-year gap. I remember f_s, though.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby suffer-cait » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:01 pm UTC

it can not have been 5 years, because i recognise you.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby Kewangji » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:49 pm UTC

suffer-cait wrote:it can not have been 5 years, because i recognise you.

Also there is not 5 years between the join date and today. I suspect … hyperbole ò_ó
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby KestrelLowing » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:51 pm UTC

Sometimes I feel like I am the absolute smartest person in the world, and that other people are such idiots who can't even see the most basic connections between things.

And then I think that I'm the absolutely stupidest person ever who has only made it this far due to very positive circumstances in my life. It kind of sucks when your locus of control seems to be entirely external.

And then sometimes I seem to have a flash of my 'actual' abilities, but they're less than I have supposed all these years so I run away and hide. I wonder if anyone can actually truly know their own abilities.
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Postby Ptolom » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:07 pm UTC

KestrelLowing wrote:Sometimes I feel like I am the absolute smartest person in the world, and that other people are such idiots who can't even see the most basic connections between things.

And then I think that I'm the absolutely stupidest person ever who has only made it this far due to very positive circumstances in my life. It kind of sucks when your locus of control seems to be entirely external.

And then sometimes I seem to have a flash of my 'actual' abilities, but they're less than I have supposed all these years so I run away and hide. I wonder if anyone can actually truly know their own abilities.

Probably not, because very often your abilities are effectively dependant on your self-esteem at the time. Nobody does well on a test if they're wracked with self doubt and anxiety while they're taking it.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby raike » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:17 am UTC

Now that the first half or so of my winter break's over, I realized that I spent most of it asleep with the times awake occurring almost universally after sunset and before sunrise. I also realized that I spent most of those hours doing work for the research projects I'm on and learning/reading math. This trend will probably continue until the day before my dentist appointment, after which I should probably go food shopping, since classes will begin four days after that point. Last year, I did almost no work over break, maintained a normal sleep cycle, and had plenty of human interaction. I think I might be enjoying this year almost as much as I did last year; I wonder what that says about me...
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby Upsilon » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:37 am UTC

Oh hey, look at all those other people who I remember from like two years ago. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby smw543 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:36 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
functionally_stupid wrote:I should really take a shower.

Huh. f_s came a'wandering back. Harbinger for other ... I guess people would say old-timers but beats me... to come?

Yo (is my response to both of these quotes).
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby ArchaicHipster » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:38 pm UTC

Well, I'm a hopeless noob, so I don't know no-one.

One of my friends had a fit once, and I've never told anyone.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby Ptolom » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:43 pm UTC

I had a fit once. I couldn't really tell you anything about it because there's about 32 hours I have no memory of.
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Postby nehpest » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:15 pm UTC

A fit, like a tantrum?
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:16 pm UTC

nehpest wrote:A fit, like a tantrum?

Fit, like epileptic seizure.
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Postby nehpest » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:18 pm UTC

Oh! :oops: I'll stop using "fit" that way, then. I was unaware it had a more severe meaning.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:22 pm UTC

It's a Britishism/Americanism divide. A fit over here is a temper tantrum. O're there, a fit is a seizure. I think it may be marginally offensive too, but I'm unsure of the level of offense.

Same kinda difference with spastic. Over here, it's someone who's hyperactive. Over there, it's an offensive term for someone who has palsy.
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Postby Ptolom » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:25 pm UTC

Actually we use "have a fit" both ways pretty much equally here. Which probably leads to much misunderstanding and confusion now that I think about it. I don't think it's particularly offensive, but then I don't actually know any epileptics.
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:29 pm UTC

Yeah, I based that comment on this page which states

Fit: although the term ‘seizure' or ‘epileptic seizure' is preferred by many people, some people with epilepsy choose to use the word ‘fit’.
I'm interpreting that to mean some people will find it offensive, but it's not generally seen as such.
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Postby Nexan » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:06 am UTC

Confession: I feel a bit creepy for being excited that f_s is back (and apparently some of the other "old-timers") since none of you know who I am. Still, as dragon said, positive associations.
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Postby bigglesworth » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:34 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:I'm interpreting that to mean some people will find it offensive, but it's not generally seen as such.
Indeed. Some think that it's offensive to refer to an epileptic seizure as such, some to refer to a tantrum as such.
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Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Postby icanus » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:40 pm UTC

I fell off the wagon and started smoking again after 9 months clean. Back to square one.

Oh, and I'm totally in love with my boss, despite her being a) my boss, b) so far out of my league as to effectively be a different species, and c) seeing someone.
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Postby pollywog » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:11 am UTC

icanus wrote:I fell off the wagon and started smoking again after 9 months clean. Back to square one.

Oh, and I'm totally in love with my boss, despite her being a) my boss, b) so far out of my league as to effectively be a different species, and c) seeing someone.
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Did you use any help the last time you quit? Nicotine replacement therapy or anything?
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Postby icanus » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:48 pm UTC

pollywog wrote:Did you use any help the last time you quit? Nicotine replacement therapy or anything?

I took some sort of tablets that was supposed to block the nicotine and make me feel sick if I smoked, which worked really well, but the side-effects included the worst insomnia I've ever had, and major depression, so I think I might have to try something else this time round. I just threw out all my smoking parephenalia, so as long as I can avoid going to the shops mid-craving, I should be set to start over.
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Postby Amie » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:43 am UTC

Fess: When my post-count was 666 I didn't want to make any further posts outside of Forum Games for a very long time :P
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Postby roband » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:27 pm UTC

Amie wrote:Fess: When my post-count was 666 I didn't want to make any further posts outside of Forum Games for a very long time :P

I had the same feeling. But then something important came up that I HAD to comment on.
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Postby dhokarena56 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:49 pm UTC

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Postby Hyphe » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:36 am UTC

I've spent far far too long away from this place.

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