Random thing you loathe right now.

Coldstream wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Yeah, we hardly ever get snow in Portland. Looks like it's gonna be another snowless year for me.

At least the dream of the Nineties is alive where you are.

That's probably my favorite part of the show!

soonerjudd wrote:
Coldstream wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Yeah, we hardly ever get snow in Portland. Looks like it's gonna be another snowless year for me.

At least the dream of the Nineties is alive where you are.

That's probably my favorite part of the show! :)

You guys... I'm so glad.

oilypenguin wrote:
soonerjudd wrote:
Coldstream wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Yeah, we hardly ever get snow in Portland. Looks like it's gonna be another snowless year for me.

At least the dream of the Nineties is alive where you are.

That's probably my favorite part of the show! :)

You guys... I'm so glad.

Put a bird on it!

...that I've been up since 4am because of a bad head illness.
...that I slept very fitfully from 11pm to 4am.
...that I think my son might have it too.

Coldstream wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Yeah, we hardly ever get snow in Portland. Looks like it's gonna be another snowless year for me.

At least the dream of the Nineties is alive where you are.

The 1890s!

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Coldstream wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Yeah, we hardly ever get snow in Portland. Looks like it's gonna be another snowless year for me.

At least the dream of the Nineties is alive where you are.

The 1890s!

My boss misspelled Manti Te'o's name on our corporate Facebook feed. Twice.

Did I mention I work at a newspaper?

Having a baby in the car who is cranky because she's been stuck in her car seat for two hours. Why? Because I have to drive my mother-in-law around because my father-in-law is too f*cking lazy to do so. He's perfectly capable of doing so, but he prefers to sit at home (our home, you understand, not his) playing slot machine games on his laptop. And hey, it's not like I had anything better to do, right?

Also, I loathe in-laws that don't understand that it's not cool to come visit for two months. Also a lesser loathe to my wife for apparently being incapable of saying no to them, despite disliking them almost as much as I do.

Rallick wrote:

Having a baby in the car who is cranky because she's been stuck in her car seat for two hours. Why? Because I have to drive my mother-in-law around because my father-in-law is too f*cking lazy to do so. He's perfectly capable of doing so, but he prefers to sit at home (our home, you understand, not his) playing slot machine games on his laptop. And hey, it's not like I had anything better to do, right?

Also, I loathe in-laws that don't understand that it's not cool to come visit for two months. Also a lesser loathe to my wife for apparently being incapable of saying no to them, despite disliking them almost as much as I do.

2 months! Holy Jeebus on a hover-donkey, my heart goes out to you.

Yeah...1 week is my absolute limit and I'm even second guessing that.

Jonman wrote:
Rallick wrote:

Having a baby in the car who is cranky because she's been stuck in her car seat for two hours. Why? Because I have to drive my mother-in-law around because my father-in-law is too f*cking lazy to do so. He's perfectly capable of doing so, but he prefers to sit at home (our home, you understand, not his) playing slot machine games on his laptop. And hey, it's not like I had anything better to do, right?

Also, I loathe in-laws that don't understand that it's not cool to come visit for two months. Also a lesser loathe to my wife for apparently being incapable of saying no to them, despite disliking them almost as much as I do.

2 months! Holy Jeebus on a hover-donkey, my heart goes out to you.

My maternal grandparents used to do this to us.

I am loathe towards new instructors that feel they have to take a university course to the extreme edge of necessity just to show other staff they have teaching competency.

My maternal grandparents used to do this to us.

I have an opposite "loathe" in that sense. I'd love to have my folks live with us (or us with them) but I have to live with my mother-in-law since she has no other close relative in the country. It's really hard to keep an eye and socialize with people who don't like the internet and live 2 hours away. I'd love to just buy an entire city block and have the entire family move in, but that's ultimately just a pipe dream. Sigh.

Rallick wrote:

Having a baby in the car who is cranky because she's been stuck in her car seat for two hours. Why? Because I have to drive my mother-in-law around because my father-in-law is too f*cking lazy to do so. He's perfectly capable of doing so, but he prefers to sit at home (our home, you understand, not his) playing slot machine games on his laptop. And hey, it's not like I had anything better to do, right?

Also, I loathe in-laws that don't understand that it's not cool to come visit for two months. Also a lesser loathe to my wife for apparently being incapable of saying no to them, despite disliking them almost as much as I do.

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I loathe the fact that my beloved husband Rubb Ed was laid off today from his job.

Of course, it was the same old song and dance. "It isn't you. It's us. We accidentally created a similar job somewhere else and so we don't need you. But here's $5.00 and a pack of Mentos for your eight years of service. Don't let the door hit you on the way out."

Please keep Rubb in your thoughts and prayers.

Phoenix Rev wrote:

I loathe the fact that my beloved husband Rubb Ed was laid off today from his job.

Of course, it was the same old song and dance. "It isn't you. It's us. We accidentally created a similar job somewhere else and so we don't need you. But here's $5.00 and a pack of Mentos for your eight years of service. Don't let the door hit you on the way out."

Please keep Rubb in your thoughts and prayers.

sorry to hear that, Rubb and Phoenix. Sounds like a sh*tty severance package, to boot.

Phoenix Rev wrote:

I loathe the fact that my beloved husband Rubb Ed was laid off today from his job.

Of course, it was the same old song and dance. "It isn't you. It's us. We accidentally created a similar job somewhere else and so we don't need you. But here's $5.00 and a pack of Mentos for your eight years of service. Don't let the door hit you on the way out."

Please keep Rubb in your thoughts and prayers.

Boooo!!! (hugs)

Goodjer hit squad assemble!

Yeah... was just coming in here to post my loathe that I'm officially a Gamer.

(i.e. no Job to go with it)

But you know, I'm just gonna suck it up and get myself a better job. At the very least, this is a kick in the ass from the Universe at large to start doing stuff. I'm turning 40 in a few months, and dammit, I am not spending my 40s in a job I don't like. Not. Happening.

Having said that... anyone looking for a trainer with a tech background in the Orange County area perchance?

Ah crud, that really, really sucks. I'll be sending some positive energy your way, hope you find something you enjoy in the very near future!!
(wish I could help, but I'm a continent away )

According to your location, you're a bit further away than that.

Rubb Ed wrote:

Yeah... was just coming in here to post my loathe that I'm officially a Gamer.

(i.e. no Job to go with it)

But you know, I'm just gonna suck it up and get myself a better job. At the very least, this is a kick in the ass from the Universe at large to start doing stuff. I'm turning 40 in a few months, and dammit, I am not spending my 40s in a job I don't like. Not. Happening.

Having said that... anyone looking for a trainer with a tech background in the Orange County area perchance?

Sorry to hear that, buddy. Perhaps a chance to be closer to Phoenix, at the least?

Per his twitter:

Jonathan Coulton wrote:

Hey look, @GLEEonFOX ripped off my cover of Baby Got Back: http://bit.ly/WME9Ho . Never even contacted me. Classy.

Don't stop believing.

I wonder if he can sue?

Minimum thresholds on employer discounts.
I did a whole bunch of rejiggering on my Verizon plan in anticipation of a phone upgrade, and in the process got offered a lower cost plan that closer matches my actual usage... Does it still qualify for my Employer Discount? Let me check... Yes! And you can switch my data-plan to your tiered plan so that I can upgrade without being forced into a shared-everything plan? Yes! And I will still get my Employer Discount on those? Let me check... Yes! (actual quote) "Lower cost plan, eligible for my employer discount... Are there any downsides that I might be missing with this change?" No.

Day of the switch: Uhm, my employer discount isn't showing up online, but the registration page says my account is already in the discount program? Probably an accounting lag, the system will catch up by your first bill. If it doesn't, give us a call back and we'll fix it.

Day of the bill: No discount... Me: What's up? Them: Oh! Your plan has to cost at least $35 to qualify for the discount and the 2GB Data tier you are on has never qualified for a discount. Would you like to switch to the higher tier?

Loathe is probably a little strong... but I have 200 minutes vs 450 (which I don't ever really use), no equipment insurance, 2GB data vs unlimited (which I would only have had for a few more months and also never really used), and a new phone... for $5 less than I was paying before all of that hassle.
At least so far it looks like they have neglected to charge me the $30 upgrade fee, but I fully expect that to hit on my next billing cycle.

Edit: Oh and best of luck in the Job Hunt, Rubb Ed!

Rubb Ed wrote:

Yeah... was just coming in here to post my loathe that I'm officially a Gamer.

(i.e. no Job to go with it)

But you know, I'm just gonna suck it up and get myself a better job. At the very least, this is a kick in the ass from the Universe at large to start doing stuff. I'm turning 40 in a few months, and dammit, I am not spending my 40s in a job I don't like. Not. Happening.

Having said that... anyone looking for a trainer with a tech background in the Orange County area perchance?

Mad props for positive attitude, dude. Knock 'em dead, tiger!

Rubb Ed wrote:

But you know, I'm just gonna suck it up and get myself a better job. At the very least, this is a kick in the ass from the Universe at large to start doing stuff. I'm turning 40 in a few months, and dammit, I am not spending my 40s in a job I don't like. Not. Happening.

I'm with you! You deserve better and now you have extra external motivation to make it real.

Hugs!

Nevin73 wrote:

I wonder if he can sue?

Probably. The lyrics are owned my Sir Mix-a-Lot (or whoever controls his copyright), but the song was an original composition.

Ranger Rick wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

I wonder if he can sue?

Probably. The lyrics are owned my Sir Mix-a-Lot (or whoever controls his copyright), but the song was an original composition.

The arrangement is so close to Jonathan Coulton's that he even thinks they stole parts of his recording. (...and I didn't listen to the whole thing, but I guess they kept in the "Johnny C" part. Pretty nice, Glee.)

The Sandy Hook Truther crap just keeps getting worse; linked TYT on youtube probably NSFW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Er59fKTnw