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Robert Nowall
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Did get paid last night, first thing---with money orders rather than a check---and put 'em in the bank this morning. There are a few ancillary details to work out, like getting a pay stub (to check up on deductions and such) and filing grievances, but I got paid. Eight days late.

Will I get paid next Friday, when the next paycheck is due? Stay tuned...


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Well look on the bright side at least the saga of the missing money has given you another top of the page.

I'm quite tired, Friday night I got to sleep about 6 AM, woke up a 10. Last night I was passing out in front of the TV but I wanted to see Doctor Who so I fought it. (It was, by the way a pretty lame episode. You'd think Sheakspear and witches and discussions of Harry Potter would work better. The ending was funny though and Tennant was fun to watch, Agyeman was still in the process of putting on her Martha Jones pants.) Anyways after that I couldn't get to sleeep even though I was tired as all get out. Finally succumbed at about five, got woken up at 9:40 by a phone call I actually wanted to take. (Doings-a-transpiring and all that.) And now after church and I should have taken a nap but instead made the usual internet rounds, now it's too late. It has made my tongue loose and bought about some interesting moments at church. More interesting things are bound to come as tonight I'm going to meet the fiance of a girl I kinda-sorta seriously dated, and at one time wanted to take the hum-hawing beginning of that term away. The joy.


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I know. I was all excited with the whole Shakespeare and aliens, and witches thing too, and then ended up a bit disappointed. They never explained why one girl could look pretty, but the others couldn't.

Oh well, the doctor is still the raddest dude on TV.

Well, him and Adam Baldwin.
~Sheena


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Robert Nowall
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I have trouble staying awake at night and trouble getting to sleep in the day---which is just the situation my job forces me into. At work, when there's nothing to do---sometimes we're all just on "standby" waiting for things to come in---I nod off, even standing up, which when I was a kid I would've sworn was impossible. Then at home, the light streaming in keeps me from getting to sleep. Sometimes, in the afternoon in my comfy chair, or when I take a bath in my parents' Jacuzzi in the morning, I'll fall asleep, but it's kind of an aware-asleep, where I can hear the TV or radio or iPod (or occasionally people), but I can't rouse myself to concentrate on them.

If it weren't for pay and benefits, I'd've quit that job a long time ago. (See above for what happened to "pay" last week.) I look forward to retirement, maybe sometime in the next seven years if I can pull it off.

[edited to correct a typo]

[This message has been edited by Robert Nowall (edited April 13, 2010).]


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Funker-shoo.
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Gdblousah.
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Poplotoch.

Anyway, I learned how to sleep standing up when I had mono in Junior High. (I also learned to sleep with my eyes open sitting up, but as soon as I hit REM it really freaked out the teachers so I decided to be more honest about sleeping in class.) Now I sleep standing up as a parlor trick. (You now if anyone actually had a parlor anymore.)
I just did a semesters worth of work in the past three days. Needles to say I say I didn't get much sleep in the past few days. (Had to be at the school by 7:45 AM and I got off work at 1:00 AM the night before.)
I've always had sleep issues. It's actually quite an adventure.


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Kerplach.

Today was payday again, and, wonder of wonders, I got paid, right off.


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Halavio.
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Humahumanukanukaapuaa.
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Ah, going Hawaiian on us.

KhikiKhalaKado


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Rhinotillexomania.

Just looking for long strange funnysounding words that actually mean something in some language...except for my first post...


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Rhirurierighisinalide

In High School, my friends and I would play Scrabble with the rule that any word works if you can create an interesting enough definition.

This is the word we came up with. If you are wondering about the definition of Rhirurierighisinalide, it is the brand name of a medication designed to cure Rhirurierighisinal (a cronic infection of the Rurierighi{ an invisible ventricle of the heart that only 5 people out of a million have that produces rierig, [the ability to summon bread out of thin air]*)

Don't play scrabble with me, I cheat.

~Sheena

[This message has been edited by shimiqua (edited April 20, 2010).]


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Robert Nowall
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Homeoteleuton.

Actually, in the course of searching for spellings of oddball words, I found this site: http://phrontistery.info/ihlstart.html
, which has a lot of neat words.


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One night in high school my friends and I took out a dictionary and tried to make the most impressive scrabble game just so we could leave it out and show people.

I think I had too much time in high school and I used think I was busy then.


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Eyjafjallajokull.

For some reason, long and strangely-spelled-by-English-language-standards words amuse me. I was going to poke around the Welsh language for a good example when I remembered this one from current events.


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Has anyone heard how that's pronounced? I must not listen to enough news, because I haven't heard it at all. (Maybe the newscasters are afraid to get it wrong.)

My guess is I-yaf-yal-la-yo-cool. Not sure where to put the accent, maybe on the even-numbered syllables?


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Robert Nowall
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My version lacked all the umlauts...
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Fujjiwinkle, it's Monday.
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Robert Nowall
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I was thinking this thread finally died...
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Threads never die, not really, they just fall lower in the queue and go to that great archive in the sky.

[This message has been edited by Pyre Dynasty (edited April 27, 2010).]


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I'm just waiting for all the Oompa Loompa words to die down.
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Robert Nowall
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Just post some "random musing"...it's almost like blogging.
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I hate colds.
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Would you like 'em better if they were called "hots?"
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Was there once a thread about linking blogs written by hatrackers together? I can't find it anywhere.
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No, I would not like them if they were called hots either. But then people would think you got them by going in hot weather rather than cold.

I always think it's funny when my husband tells the kids they're going to cath a cold when they go out in Arizona winter weather. I try and tell him that even in the winter it's warm enough to be some people's summer.


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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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quote:
Was there once a thread about linking blogs written by hatrackers together? I can't find it anywhere.

It's in the Next, Please Introduce Yourself area, Unwritten.


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Robert Nowall
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I get colds in the weather in Florida...had one earlier in the year...on the other hand, it was unusually cold down here this winter.

I couldn't find whether I complained about that cold on this thread or not...thought I had, but I couldn't find it. Either way, I was down for the count for almost a week and coughed till the end of March...


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Ah, the blog list didn't get much takers so I abandoned it, I've gone and edited in the people who added in April, I hope to make it a pretty good list.
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Seems I get one of these colds every other year, sometimes early in the year, sometimes late. The one before last, I had a rat climb out of my toilet and run around my house for a week and a half, which didn't help me get better at all.

One cold, in late 1999, played a role in my getting involved in Internet Fan Fiction...I was either in bed or on the couch, flipping through channels, ran across this one particular show...and once I got past a "what's the deal with this guy and his eye?" issue, I decided I liked the show, one thing led to another, and another, and several others, and the next thing I knew I was writing fanfic.


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Thanks Kathleen!
I think it's one of those slow growing ideas, Pyre Dynasty--but no less good for being one.

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Sigh.
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To continue to complain about the weather (not about colds), it really stinks for the temperature not to reach 50 on May 4th and have snow on the ground a few days before. It really stinks.
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Why the sigh, genevive42? It's Tuesday!
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Owasm, I think that would stink.

I'm dreading May because each day gets a little closer to summer. We're already hitting the mid ninetys this week. Triple digits won't be far away and then they stay until October and by stay I mean even the very coldest part of the night will still be 105 degrees.


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We had our last cool day down here in this part of Florida last Wednesday...I cut the lawn that morning at eight AM and it was fine...I went to work at ten PM and it was in the mid-fifties...but Sunday night when I went in, same time, it was in the mid-eighties.

If we have anything cooler in the summer, I wait for the end of "global warming" stories in the news and the return of "new Ice Age" news stories...


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With all the possible subject lines in all the Internet, why do all the scammers and phishers in the last couple of months think I'd be interested in buying a watch?
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LOL, don't they know watches are out? It seems everyone uses their cell phone now, except for those few hold outs like my mom.
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For about two years, once a month, I received an email from China offering me a chance to import thin copper plates for batteries. It was the strangest spam I've ever witnessed. (And I had a friend in junior high who would pass a WWII surplus can around the table every lunch, so I've seen my share of strange spam.)
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Our family has a tradition of keeping a can of Spam around until it explodes. My mother kept one for about thirty years...mine's, mmm, let me fetch it and see...according to the date I wrote on it with a grease pencil (I always put dates on food I buy, and a few other things), I bought it December Fifth, 1995. Hasn't exploded yet.

It may not be the oldest can in my cabinet, either...I've got some tunafish that predates my grease-pencil-date-writing policy...and I don't remember how old that Jiffy Pop popcorn tin is...


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Okay, I'm going away for just over a week, starting, essentially, right this moment. I'll be gone till sometime Monday after next.

Try to keep up things here while I'm gone, will you?


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"Okay see one time Randy Beaman's mother was sitting on her porch with bare feet and she felt a licking at her feet and she thought it was just her dog but it wasn't it was that weird guy who did that sometimes. 'Kay bye."

Randy Beaman Kid, Animaniacs.

I'm been churning through my DVD's and I'm right in the middle of Animaniacs country, it's amazing what they were allowed to get away with.


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I remember watching that. I thought it was hilarious. I liked Pinky and the Brain and I think I was in high school at the time.
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I have a giant Pinky (from Pinky and the Brain) in my car. My boyfriend won it for me at Magic Mountain many years ago.
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I was rather traumatized by two things last Friday.

The first is Heroes was canceled.

The second is Smallville is still on the air, I had no idea, I thought that show died a deserved death years ago.


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Aw, c'mon, I was gone almost ten days and you only had four more posts?
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We kept it at the top of the list. What more do you want?
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A little more entertainment value wouldn't hurt...a thousand posts ago, it seemed more interest was being generated...
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By the way, in the space between when I went away last October and when I came back a week later, I count twenty-two posts...maybe this thread is finally dying out...
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