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The thread of joy and enjoyment!

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by mutantllama, May 1, 2008.

  1. Cronopio

    Cronopio Glorious Imperator

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    Make sure to sit by his bedside when he wakes up. He'll wonder how long you've sat there. Also make sure you've stained your pajamas with jam in the appropriate place.
     
  2. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    My Master of Arts diploma finally showed up in the mail today. Doing a happy dance.
     
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    I spoke about the metaphysical extrapolations I made from Buddhism at this Buddhist meditation center I go to and people (including the person giving the talk!) enjoyed what I said! Feels fucking awesome!
     
  4. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    I've been given what is essentially God mode access in this program I use at work because my manager is retiring and I'm taking over her responsibility on that end
     
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    I'm going to Ocean City with my bro!
     
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    It's bank holiday Monday today, which explains why I'm much happier than usual.

    And also summer has pretty much ended here in the UK. I'm not a fan of summer, winter is my favourite season because I get to leather jackets and boots and not die in the atrocious heat!
     
  7. Cronopio

    Cronopio Glorious Imperator

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    I had an Indian Pale Ale for lunch today, so I guess I'm ok.
     
  8. Zephyrus

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    Extremely delighted to see my abstract was accepted for a paper I'd be presenting at the International Medieval Studies Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan next year. The conference will take place less than two weeks before MDF, actually.
     
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    Got me some o' that there internet again! Yay!
     
  10. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    I got an abstract accepted to the annual conference of the Classical Association of the Midwest & South next March. It will be in Boulder, Colorado on the weekend of the 25th-28th.

    Kevin, I'd love if you could make it up there.
     
  11. Einherjar86

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    How many conferences is this for you, Jeremy? My second is coming up April next year.
     
  12. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    This will be my fourth total, but my first professional conference in my field. The rest have only been graduate student conferences, while this one is bigger and has a good mix of professors and grad students presenting their work. The next level from here will be the APA conference (American Philological Association), which I'll try to get into once I'm in the thick of dissertation work in a couple years.

    Oh, and do you know James Brophy at BU, perchance?
     
  13. MasterOLightning

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    I last posted in this thread in June 2008, which sounds about right.
     
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    Damn, that's awesome. I'm shooting for MLA 2016. The conference I'm presenting at in April is NeMLA, which is a good step.

    Yes, I do! Not well, but I met him when he started and I've seen him a few times since then. Is he a friend of yours?
     
  15. Zephyrus

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    Dude, he's my best friend (best non-metal friend, at least). We were both Latin majors at UMaine and have been frequently in touch ever since.
     
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    Ha, coincidence indeed. That's awesome.
     
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    This brings me enjoyment. And so will the end of the semester.
     
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    Jimmy... Dead. contemplative curmudgeon

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    I'm really not one for inspirational FB, IG or twitter quotes but I did see one this morning that made me go aaahhh fuck

    IF YOU DON’T WORK FOR YOUR DREAMS, SOMEONE WILL PAY YOU TO WORK FOR THEIR’S.
     
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    I got promoted to a salaried position this past Thursday. Only took 5 years and change for it to happen.

    Perks:

    -Don't have to do a time card every two weeks
    -More money
    -More vacation days each year. I will most likely have 6 extra days next year (one for each year of employment) for a total amount of time off equal to 20 days.
    -More flexibility if I need to take time off (ie leave early for some event)

    Cons:

    -No overtime compensation
    -Probably have to work longer hours once I transition
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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