polarbear22


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mommadeb1 wrote:Trader Joe's opens on Friday!!!!!!!


Will they sell wine? TJ here cannot sell wine.

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bahwm


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ThunderThighs wrote:Wow, what grade? My niece had a similar ratio year before last but not quite that bad.

I saw the post above about helping out Darlene. I do that for my nieces. I try to get them some supplies at the beginning of the school year and again at Christmas. I guess I need to go shopping soon for the fall round.

I'll do it when I get back from taking son back to college. We leave Thursday. He doesn't take a car so I go with him to rent a car for the move-in from storage to his dorm room.


This is 7th grade. What grade is your niece in now? I found out at lunch today that a whole team of classes - 5 classes is pretty much boy heavy. I don't know about the other teams. It's very unusual to have that much of a difference in gender balance. Makes one wonder what was in the water that year!

Wow! You have a son going to college? I had no idea!

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bahwm


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mommadeb1 wrote:I keep forgetting a lot of the northern schools don't have the heavy duty air conditioners!! we have the opposite problem... in winter we don't always have heat!

one of our classes only has 2 girls also...


What grade is that?

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bahwm


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mommadeb1 wrote:Trader Joe's opens on Friday!!!!!!!


Lucky!

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bahwm


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My poor iPhone has been acting up lately: missing texts that then show up an hour later; missing phone calls; battery not holding charge; touch screen not responding normally. Took it in to the verizon store, "new" phone arrived today! Old phone backed up, stuff transferred to new phone. Will deal with returning new phone tomorrow.

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MarkDaSpark


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polarbear22 wrote:Having an Alchemist Heady Topper. Wonderful. And I blame it all on Corrado.



That should be a filter!!!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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bhodilee


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cjsiege wrote:When I was in grad school and working as a TA (aka Indentured Servant), I was one of 7 TA's for one of the "mega-classes"... 800+ students. For tests, there were always 7 questions on the test (one for each TA). We each got to grade the *same* question 800 times. Tests were passed around among us in stacks of 50. I had a pull-out sofa, so I hosted a couple of all night grading parties where a couple of us would grade and eat pizza until we'd collapse around 4am. Then get up at 7:30 and start all over again.

Those were the days...



When I was a TA we used to do shots of slivovitza and go teach

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bhodilee


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bahwm wrote:My poor iPhone has been acting up lately: missing texts that then show up an hour later; missing phone calls; battery not holding charge; touch screen not responding normally. Took it in to the verizon store, "new" phone arrived today! Old phone backed up, stuff transferred to new phone. Will deal with returning new phone tomorrow.



Until I read the screen and battery thing my thought was, you must have Verizon.

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edthebedhead


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bhodilee wrote:When I was a TA we used to do shots of slivovitza and go teach



When I was a TA, my advisor would have us over for shots of slivovitza!

bahwm


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MarkDaSpark wrote:That should be a filter!!!


I thought it was!

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bahwm


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bhodilee wrote:Until I read the screen and battery thing my thought was, you must have Verizon.


Were the other things typical probs with Verizon? Up until a few weeks ago, everything was working perfectly fine. The screen thing kind of cured itself while we were in Spain. Don't know what happened there. I only used it to take a few pics but kept it in airplane mode the whole time. Maybe the x-rays at the airport zapped it into working correctly, but messed up the other things!

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tenuki


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bahwm wrote:My poor iPhone has been acting up lately: missing texts that then show up an hour later; missing phone calls; battery not holding charge; touch screen not responding normally. Took it in to the verizon store, "new" phone arrived today! Old phone backed up, stuff transferred to new phone. Will deal with returning new phone tomorrow.



You should have waited for the 5!

CT

bhodilee


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bahwm wrote:Were the other things typical probs with Verizon? Up until a few weeks ago, everything was working perfectly fine. The screen thing kind of cured itself while we were in Spain. Don't know what happened there. I only used it to take a few pics but kept it in airplane mode the whole time. Maybe the x-rays at the airport zapped it into working correctly, but messed up the other things!



When I had them yes, those things always happened.

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bhodilee


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edthebedhead wrote:When I was a TA, my advisor would have us over for shots of slivovitza!



Awesome. We drank with ours all the time, but I think they'd have been mad about teaching drunk. Whatever, underclassmen were stupid.

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cheron98


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bhodilee wrote:When I had them yes, those things always happened.



It only happens to me when the texts are to/from a specific friend of mine who is on sprint. No troubles otherwise. So I tend to think the issue there is with Sprint :-)

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bhodilee


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cheron98 wrote:It only happens to me when the texts are to/from a specific friend of mine who is on sprint. No troubles otherwise. So I tend to think the issue there is with Sprint :-)



possibly, but I am now a Sprinter and haven't had those issues. My issues were Verizon to Verizon though. Course, I always had a crappy phone, not sure if that could be the cause.

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coynedj


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bhodilee wrote:When I was a TA we used to do shots of slivovitza and go teach


edthebedhead wrote:When I was a TA, my advisor would have us over for shots of slivovitza!


Wow, I never had that kind of stuff going on when I was a TA. Obviously went to the wrong school.

I started out on Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff. Bob Dylan, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

How on earth did I get 7 QPs?

MarkDaSpark


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coynedj wrote:Wow, I never had that kind of stuff going on when I was a TA. Obviously went to the wrong school.



So did I, because if the TA's had been doing that, they wouldn't have been such uptight a-holes!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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bhodilee


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coynedj wrote:Wow, I never had that kind of stuff going on when I was a TA. Obviously went to the wrong school.



or you didn't have a hippie major like I did.

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bhodilee


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MarkDaSpark wrote:So did I, because if the TA's had been doing that, they wouldn't have been such uptight a-holes!



I walked into a class once and handed back papers and said, these sucked to grade, so I gave up pretty early in and if you turned it in, I gave you full credit. Everyone erupted into applause.

Seriously though, they were HAND DRAWN contour maps. I'm really gonna go through 150 of them and check for spacing and no overlap. Uh, no.

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bhodilee


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stupid TA story. I had this student in my office once asking about, something, homework I dont' remember. Anyway SHE WAS HOT like fire and whatever we were talking about required me to draw a map, guess what state I chose. flunking Florida, the penis state. So here I am, talking to this hot undergrad with a giant penis drawn on a piece of paper and I'm marking all over it. After she left my office mate came in and said, why is there a picture of a chalk on your desk. I looked at it, realized what I had done and almost died of shame.

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inkycatz


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bhodilee wrote:I walked into a class once and handed back papers and said, these sucked to grade, so I gave up pretty early in and if you turned it in, I gave you full credit. Everyone erupted into applause.

Seriously though, they were HAND DRAWN contour maps. I'm really gonna go through 150 of them and check for spacing and no overlap. Uh, no.



Sounds like a lousy assignment to be given at all.

I'm just hanging out, really.

cmaldoon


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bhodilee wrote:stupid TA story. I had this student in my office once asking about, something, homework I dont' remember. Anyway SHE WAS HOT like fire and whatever we were talking about required me to draw a map, guess what state I chose. flunking Florida, the penis state. So here I am, talking to this hot undergrad with a giant penis drawn on a piece of paper and I'm marking all over it. After she left my office mate came in and said, why is there a picture of a chalk on your desk. I looked at it, realized what I had done and almost died of shame.



Bowtie, your subconscious wanted you to get some, nothing to be ashamed of.

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bhodilee


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cmaldoon wrote:Bowtie, your subconscious wanted you to get some, nothing to be ashamed of.



No kidding. I always hoped after that I was known as the TA with the huge Florida.


Probably not.

Such a stupid thing though. Thank god we weren't talking mountains, i'd hate to know what kinda snow covered peaks I'd have drawn.

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bhodilee


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inkycatz wrote:Sounds like a lousy assignment to be given at all.



yeah, I quickly stopped assigning that part of the assignment. I made them do it, but it was bonus points.

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bhodilee


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i should add, I've been up since 3:30 a.m. and went to bed at 11:30 and have had 64oz of Energy Drink type crap from the QuikTrip (best gas station evah) soda fountain, so I'm flying with eagles currently. It's this wonderful feeling of complete manicness and utter exhaustion. I foretell an epic crash later. Hopefully this occurs after i'm home.

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cjsiege


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Bowtie strikes again! You can't get this sort of entertainment from any of the other "World of Woot" forums...

tenuki


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bhodilee wrote:No kidding. I always hoped after that I was known as the TA with the huge Florida.


Probably not.

Such a stupid thing though. Thank god we weren't talking mountains, i'd hate to know what kinda snow covered peaks I'd have drawn.



I think it was south park that had the joke about drawing a circle with a dot in it, it's a penis pointing straight at you. Anyway we were in physics and the professor drew a vector field with a bunch of vectors, pointing right out of the board and you can guess what he was drawing ... got my friend in trouble over that one since she burst out laughing when I mentioned it.

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tenuki


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cjsiege wrote:Bowtie strikes again! You can't get this sort of entertainment from any of the other "World of Woot" forums...



Maybe we need a sake energy drink

CT

bhodilee


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tenuki wrote:Maybe we need a sake energy drink



ZOMG! they totally make one!

I can't find it on Google, but the Japanese store by my house has it. I was beside myself.

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bhodilee


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Holy crap, New Kindle with a backlight, Kindle with offers drops to 69 and 3 NEW FIRES! Amazon went all out for me.

Oh, and fro those with Prime, I guess a lot of the EPIX movie catalog is now part of that (Thor, Captain America, etc...) now I just need to be able to buy an HBOGo subscription and I'll cancel cable.

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chemvictim


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I still have this box from Beachbody, addressed to the woman who used to live here. I contacted Beachbody and they told her to come pick it up. It's been about a week and I haven't heard anything from her. Clearly she knows the address, but I don't know if she even lives in this area anymore. She could easily get in touch with me through the landlord, if she wanted to.

In the meantime, I'm dying to know what's in the box. I really want to open it, just to see what's in there!

bhodilee


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chemvictim wrote:I still have this box from Beachbody, addressed to the woman who used to live here. I contacted Beachbody and they told her to come pick it up. It's been about a week and I haven't heard anything from her. Clearly she knows the address, but I don't know if she even lives in this area anymore. She could easily get in touch with me through the landlord, if she wanted to.

In the meantime, I'm dying to know what's in the box. I really want to open it, just to see what's in there!



wait....

they told a STRANGER to come to your house to pick up THEIR product?

Makes perfect sense.


From a horror movie plot standpoint.

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inkycatz


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bhodilee wrote:now I just need to be able to buy an HBOGo subscription and I'll cancel cable.



I would love to be able to buy HBOGo without having cable. Cable doesn't fit the way I watch tv these days.

I'm just hanging out, really.

bhodilee


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inkycatz wrote:I would love to be able to buy HBOGo without having cable. Cable doesn't fit the way I watch tv these days.



No it does not, but I watch EPIX and HBOGo on the Roku all the time. Now it looks like I don't need a cable subscription to rock EPIX on the Roku though. Maybe that'll be Amazon's next thing, they'll sign a deal with HBO. I would totally pay more than $79 for prime if that was the case.

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North316


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bhodilee wrote:Holy crap, New Kindle with a backlight, Kindle with offers drops to 69 and 3 NEW FIRES! Amazon went all out for me.



Huh? I clearly need some of that caffeine you are drinking. 6.5 hours of work down, 8+ more to go.

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bhodilee


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North316 wrote:Huh? I clearly need some of that caffeine you are drinking. 6.5 hours of work down, 8+ more to go.



engadget is doing a live feed of the Amazon Press Conference where they're announcing all sorts of bowtie approved goodness. I have um, 38 minutes and I'm done for hte day

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ddeuddeg


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tenuki wrote:You should have waited for the 5!

Why? Replacement was free!

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MarkDaSpark


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bhodilee wrote:engadget is doing a live feed of the Amazon Press Conference where they're announcing all sorts of bowtie approved goodness. I have um, 38 minutes and I'm done for hte day



Quick! Is Nebraska Hop God any good?


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kkv123


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otolith wrote:Anyone in the DC area up for a late dinner or a glass of wine this Friday? I'll be arriving around 6:30pm, landing at Reagan. Also, any insight into getting to the convention center area from the airport would be appreciated.



So sorry - I haven't been lurking in the Pub this week. Thankfully, I just picked up email from cjsiege, to which I've responded. But I know that it's probably easier to reach her here. :-)

So cjsiege, please check for PM from me.

And otolith, not to worry. The DC Metro is easy to navigate, assuming that you travel with reasonable luggage.