Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

I have a router, I will be getting a modem in about a week (once my FIL brings it back to Canada from Florida), and then it will only be a few short weeks before I am off of Bell Canada and onto TekSavvy.

Same speed, 4 times the bandwidth for $15 less a month.

My monster-in-law is here in town needing to have some medical testing done (why she needs it belongs in the loathe thread) but to thank us for helping her and taking care of her dog she brought down fresh razor clams from Polly Creek, and we just fried them for breakfast.

BEST BREAKFAST EVAR!

Our label got a Grammy nomination in the Classical Compendium category for Harry Partch's Bitter Music
http://www.bridgerecords.com/catpage...

Tanglebones wrote:

Our label got a Grammy nomination in the Classical Compendium category for Harry Partch's Bitter Music
http://www.bridgerecords.com/catpage...

:)

That's all kinds of awesome!

I am making a double batch of my black bean chili tonight, half for the house and half for a potluck we are having at work tomorrow

Tanglebones wrote:

Our label got a Grammy nomination in the Classical Compendium category for Harry Partch's Bitter Music
http://www.bridgerecords.com/catpage...

:)

Just another one for the pile, eh?

Tanglebones wrote:

Our label got a Grammy nomination in the Classical Compendium category for Harry Partch's Bitter Music
http://www.bridgerecords.com/catpage...

:)

Have you filed a worker compensation claim due to injuries from tripping over Grammies?

mudbunny wrote:

I have a router, I will be getting a modem in about a week (once my FIL brings it back to Canada from Florida), and then it will only be a few short weeks before I am off of Bell Canada and onto TekSavvy.

Same speed, 4 times the bandwidth for $15 less a month.

High five for not supporting the telecartels!

Strangeblades wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Our label got a Grammy nomination in the Classical Compendium category for Harry Partch's Bitter Music
http://www.bridgerecords.com/catpage...

:)

Have you filed a worker compensation claim due to injuries from tripping over Grammies?

Heh

While much of the excitement has died down, I still have a huge smile on my face. Things are being signed, and official start date is January 7th. This month will be spent cleaning, packing, finding a place to live, figuring sh*t out. It's going to be stressful, but I'm so ready for this to happen. Everyone has been informed, family has even agreed to help out financially so we can get on our feet. I haven't cried yet, but I have a feeling that I might once everything finally hits me.

Mrs. Gravey is sick, so I took a family illness day to help take care of the baby. Everyone's napping right now, I'm wrapping presents, and overdosing on Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was finally added to Netflix Canada.

I think I got the hang of Thursdays.

Hmm. Finished a nice interview with a prospective employer for another reporter job. Gonna see if I can up my pay by about $1,000 a year. The newsroom sounds nice. They have four people (FOUR!) and I would be the fifth one if I got hired (FIVE!). That alone almost sold me (FIVE WHOLE PEOPLE! NOT LIKE THESE TWO BISECTED CLOWNS I WORKED WITH!). The editor is really sticking to his guns about keeping a positive mood at the workplace. No more 15-hour days, seven days a week for me! (if I got hired)

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

I have a router, I will be getting a modem in about a week (once my FIL brings it back to Canada from Florida), and then it will only be a few short weeks before I am off of Bell Canada and onto TekSavvy.

Same speed, 4 times the bandwidth for $15 less a month.

High five for not supporting the telecartels! :)

I am just waiting for my wife to make a choice on what TV channels she wants from Videotron so that I can have the Videotron guy come in to hook up the TV, phone and internet all the same day. (Note that, according to TSI, they just hire a Videotron contractor to hook up the internet.)

Gravey wrote:

Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was finally added to Netflix Canada.

That is all kinds of awesome!!

mudbunny wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was finally added to Netflix Canada.

That is all kinds of awesome!!

Gravey, not just an awesome sauce, but now an awesome source!

mudbunny wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was finally added to Netflix Canada.

That is all kinds of awesome!!

Sounds like it's time to give Netflix another shot.

Spoiler:

Is it any good?

My son got accepted to one the universities he applied to, along with the offer of a $60k academic scholarship over 4 years ($15k a year).

Too bad the school costs approx. $45k a year to attend. Better be some more scholarships coming.

MacBrave wrote:

My son got accepted to one the universities he applied to, along with the offer of a $60k academic scholarship over 4 years ($15k a year).

Too bad the school costs approx. $45k a year to attend. Better be some more scholarships coming.

Awesome! The cost of college scares the bejeezus out of me though.

Chairman_Mao wrote:
MacBrave wrote:

My son got accepted to one the universities he applied to, along with the offer of a $60k academic scholarship over 4 years ($15k a year).

Too bad the school costs approx. $45k a year to attend. Better be some more scholarships coming.

Awesome! The cost of college scares the bejeezus out of me though.

Congrats MacBraveJnr!

We're 'lucky' down here. We can opt to defer our Uni fees and then have that amount taken out of our taxable income once we are gainfully employed and earning over a certain threshold.

Makes it easier to study up front, but you end up paying for it over a longer period of time. And although it is super low, there is still interest charged on that amount I believe.

MacBrave wrote:

My son got accepted to one the universities he applied to, along with the offer of a $60k academic scholarship over 4 years ($15k a year).

Too bad the school costs approx. $45k a year to attend. Better be some more scholarships coming.

Woo! Only been there once, but it looked pretty. Congrats to him wherever he ends up going

Game of Thrones.
I never re-watch anything. Well, rarely.
Re-watching it now.

Trick is, I couldn't read the book after seeing the series. I was thinking about starting on the next book.
Where do I start after the TV series ended, and what would I be missing?

Ghostship wrote:

Game of Thrones.
I never re-watch anything. Well, rarely.
Re-watching it now.

Trick is, I couldn't read the book after seeing the series. I was thinking about starting on the next book.
Where do I start after the TV series ended, and what would I be missing?

Honestly it's worth it to read all the books from the beginning. The first season stays pretty close to the books, but there is a bunch of stuff in the second book that they didn't include in the series. Most likely for budget reasons.

But to answer your question the first two series cover the first two books.

Ghostship wrote:

Game of Thrones.
I never re-watch anything. Well, rarely.
Re-watching it now.

Trick is, I couldn't read the book after seeing the series. I was thinking about starting on the next book.
Where do I start after the TV series ended, and what would I be missing?

Season 2 roughly covers book 2; there's a lot of depth, characterization, minor characters and descriptions of food and heraldry that you've missed by not reading books 1 and 2, though. Season 3 (starting this Spring) will roughly cover the first half of book 3.

The volume of food and heraldry descriptions cannot be overstated.

Deadmonkeys wrote:
mudbunny wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was finally added to Netflix Canada.

That is all kinds of awesome!!

Sounds like it's time to give Netflix another shot.

Spoiler:

Is it any good?

Netflix Canada is still pretty anemic compared to the stuffed-to-the-gills US Netflix, but unless you've already seen everything under the sun, there's enough to justify $8/mo (e.g. watch at least two movies a month). And it's getting better too, slowly but surely, even if sometimes there's a step back when contracts expire and stuff is removed (my sister-in-law calls Netflix every time Thomas the Tank Engine isn't available) (she f*cking loves Thomas the Tank Engine).

Bath time - My 8 month old daughter loves to splash in the water and it makes my whole night worth while.

Deadmonkeys wrote:
mudbunny wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was finally added to Netflix Canada.

That is all kinds of awesome!!

Sounds like it's time to give Netflix another shot.

[spiler]Is it any good?[/spiler]

Of course it is, especially once the beard arrives (we're in season 3, but watched when it was new).

MacBrave wrote:

valpo

Man, so many ska concerts. (It's been over a decade. I assume that's still happening, right?)

Phishposer wrote:

The volume of food and heraldry descriptions cannot be overstated.

I feel like not combining them was a missed opportunity.

"The banners of the [random rarely discussed house] blazed with a full tableau of the traditional Westerosi breakfast offerings, including a blood red sausage on a field of light yellow gravy, trimmed with a variety of leeks, onions, radishes, peas, honey seared beeswax with a light glaze of whipping cream fresh from the dark chestnut heifer featured prominently in the background, striped with ham."

Today's my last day of work for 2012! I need to use up a bunch of vacation days before the end of the year, so I'm taking the rest of December off. Today is a good day.