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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Matt, May 23, 2013.

  1. Death Aflame

    Death Aflame voice of dissent

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    Work: Not-for-profit ebook services firm doing marketing, event coordination, professional development programming for publishers, some admin and some freelance graphic design on the side (book covers, infographics, typesetting, etc.)

    School: HBA in film and comm, 1-year postgrad in publishing, some design courses. Considering a master's or another degree if this whole publishing thing doesn't work out.

    Hobbies: cooking, playing tennis and basketball, reading, volunteering for film festivals in Toronto, listening to too much music, not doing my work when I am at work (like now)
     
  2. unknown

    unknown fuck ftagn

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    what bookstore?

    I haven't shipped any of my brews. The only one I have left right now is my English style barleywine. Haven't brewed in a while, but I will be brewing up a storm this summer (saison, IPA, wit, and a bourbon barrel stout)
     
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    crimsonfloyd Active Member

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    The Gamble House Bookstore in Pasadena. It's great for books on architecture and arts & crafts.
     
  4. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Work at a printshop. 8.5 years

    Hobbies:
    Guns, an expensive hobby and right now ammo is hard to come by. Bah!

    Comics, also expensive, but I love them.

    Guitar, I'd play more if I had people to play with. Springfield totally sucks dick for original music.

    Mtn biking, I love the shit out of it. Started riding for the sole purpose of losing weight, now I love it

    Movies...

    Forgot my favorite one...... D&D!
     
  5. AllShallFall

    AllShallFall Senior Member

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    That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to a community college for a couple years to get an AS, and then I'll transfer to a 4-year to continue my studies.
     
  6. Nephilim96

    Nephilim96 Member

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    Honestly, I don't see the point in going to community college if you're not going to try and transfer to a 4-year. If somebody's going to put in all that effort for their Associates, might as well go an extra couple years and get that Bachelor's degree.

    I know it's early, but do you have any schools you're aiming for? It's really far away for me, but I'd like to get into a UC near the Bay Area, probably something like Santa Cruz (obviously Berkeley would be my school of choice, but that's almost impossible, especially for me). If not a UC, San Jose State or San Francisco State would be cool, and if I wanna stay closer to home, Long Beach and Dominguez Hills.
     
  7. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    Community college is good, too, if you're not entirely set on your major. I switched from music to history after my first year. As a result, I'm five courses short of my associates. I'm not sweating it though. I'll be attending for another year of full-time classes, and I'll be taking some fun, but major-related courses to fill out my schedule. Philosophy, Regional Geography, and such, and perspective of various topics is always a useful asset in history. Had I done this at a university... well, I wouldn't have done it because it would have been far too expensive.

    Work: I currently work as a pharmacy technician for CVS/Pharmacy, but I just put in my two-weeks notice. Rite Aid offered me a 25% pay increase, which I was excited about to say the least.

    Fun: I play guitar, but no longer often enough to claim the title of guitarist. I try to read as much as possible. I'll be learning some German this summer to keep my mind fresh for the next semester.
     
  8. Nephilim96

    Nephilim96 Member

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    Community College is great. Cheap, gives you time to figure things out, and if you fucked up in High School, you can still get into a good school if you do well in CC. I was just saying that I personally think it's a waste of time if you don't plan on transferring to a University after a while. An AA degree doesn't offer that much of an advantage over a HS diploma to warrant spending 2+ years to get it.
     
  9. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    An AA isn't worth the paper it's written on, unless you just want to get one for fun. Speaking of fucked up in high school: :lol: I purposely didn't give a shit about high school and bombed it, with the intent to make up for it in community college. I graduated with an embarrassingly low GPA of 1.8.
     
  10. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    ^lol, 1.8. I didn't try at all either and got like a 2.9. And yeah I did the community college thing for 3 semesters too. Definitely worth it tbh.
     
  11. Nephilim96

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    I have done pretty good in school for most of my life, but I've been doing pretty fucking bad this year (I even had a .8 gpa in the fall! lol). Im just going to graduate with whatever (probably around 2.4, Ive been doing better), and do my best in CC.
     
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    Matt Active Member

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    I got a 2.3 this semester and it was my worst in my collegiate career so far.
     
  13. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Job: Cable technician for one of the big telco companies over here. Recently started my own PTY LTD after subbying off a mate for 5 years. Money is much better and I'm loving being much more in control of everything.

    Hobbies: Listening to/playing/discovering new music and attending gigs, hanging with my fiancé, drinking/socialising/partying, internet, gym, good television, good food.
     
  14. zerostatic

    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    Job: Middle School Teacher/babysitter....eight more days until summer vacation. :lol:

    Hobbies: running, Guitar, alcohol, music, road-trips.
     
  15. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Job: I'm a phone jockey at a life insurance company. I have a BSBA in Finance and I'm working towards being an actuary (not very well lately. I haven't picked up a study manual in months).

    Hobbies: Video gaming (lately), reading, drinking beer, DnD
     
  16. monoxide_child

    monoxide_child New Metal Member

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    most awesome post in this thread

    yeah
    but it's an awesome charicature
     
  17. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    Why's that?
     
  18. SWAT

    SWAT Nothing but Metal!

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    Structural Designer.

    Hobbies:

    If watching Movies, and posting on message boards could be considered a hobby, then those would be them.
     
  19. Draehl

    Draehl Lurker

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    Work: Financial Services Rep for an online trading firm. Combination of broker/customer service.

    Hobbies:

    Discovering/listening to new metal (a given here of course) with vinyl collecting a possibility I'm still mulling over due to costs of certain rare releases...
    Indie PC Games/occasionally MMOs.
    Reading mostly history and sword/sorcery fantasy.
    Texas Hold'em either online or with friends.
    Walking/working out- I've gotten a bit out of shape over the winter and trying to walk 1-2 miles a day- more when possible.
    Trying new reasonably priced scotch (I won't go over $80 a bottle)
    Trading options off and on. Credit Spreads are fun.
    Reading forums/articles online about all of the above.
    Limited amounts of TV when none of the above are appealing.

    Neither getting shit faced drunk every night nor being married like 90% of my 25-35 year old cohorts seem to be...
     
  20. orcslayr23

    orcslayr23 Member

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    Work: Technical writer. Most of my work is editing technical documents; the writing aspect isn't as strong as my title implies.

    Hobbies:

    Creating music (check my sig for more info)
    *i've been making music with ORCumentary for 7 years and have invested thousands of dollars into equipment/recordings/merch and cds so this is much more than a hobby
    Gigging with said band
    Going to shows
    Listening to music
    Reading (strictly fantasy)
    Watching movies/tv
    Playing video games
    Archery
    Walking
    Eating (i'm working on losing weight, but like food too much to only eat salads lol. Adding more exercise to my schedule is working though)
     

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