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Old 02-08-2018, 11:21 PM
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There is no way in hell that you have to sneeze that loud every time you sneeze. Not only am I about to jump out of my skin, but I'm sure you're spreading germs far and wide. So help me, if you get me sick, there will be hell to pay.
You obviously never met my father.

My parents, both physicians, practiced at a Catholic hospital for a few years. There are crucifixes EVERYWHERE at a Catholic hospital - all the patient rooms, all the doctors' offices, all the break rooms - maybe not the ORs but pretty much everywhere else. It was a running joke that, whenever my father sneezed, the crucifixes throughout the hospital would shake. He covered his sneezes, but the sudden sound...!
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:19 PM
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My company spent the day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. We do a volunteer day once a quarter - since I've been there, we've volunteered at an animal shelter, a food bank, and, today, Habitat.

Dammit, Jim, I'm a software engineer, not a construction worker!

On the down side, I hurt my back, neck, and a shin (tripped and fell, nothing broken fortunately). On the up side, I learned how to hammer a nail in effectively and how to apply mortar. And I helped build someone a house. That's the most important thing.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:37 AM
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:38 AM
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I had a job interview today for a photo editor position. Hope I get it.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:59 PM
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Today is the first NPC Badge Day in memory I've forgotten until it occurred
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:51 PM
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Today is the first NPC Badge Day in memory I've forgotten until it occurred
It's so weird... I don't feel like I heard about it much this year. The first notification I saw on social media was on Friday. And no one posted about it on GC.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:23 PM
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Today is the first NPC Badge Day in memory I've forgotten until it occurred
D'oh! This is the first year in a few years when I haven't been self-employed or telecommuting on NPC Badge Day. And I forgot to wear my badge.

But it's probably for the best, because I got some AWESOME news today, and met up with my husband after work to celebrate at a restaurant on Bourbon Street. Needless to say, there was bourbon. I don't believe AEPhi totally forbids sisters from drinking while wearing a badge, if the sister is old enough to drink legally and does so responsibly, but I prefer not to drink at all while so obviously representing my sorority.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:56 PM
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While photographing an active shooter response event today, I got a text from a close friend who tutored two kids that were involved in the Parkland shooting. One was injured, the other was killed.

About 2 hours later, I got a im from my friend whose granddaughter was also involved in the Parkland shooting. Her granddaughter survived but witnessed the death of some of her classmates.

ETA:
At the active shooter response event, I met a man who, along with his wife, survived the Las Vegas shooting.

My head is spinning.
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:07 PM
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My apartment building was evacuated at 4:30am this morning. It felt like a false alarm, but I evacuated anyway, and found that only a handful of other residents had done so. Sure enough, we got the all clear a couple of minutes later.

We were then told to disregard any further alarms. But the alarm system continued to go off intermittently for at least the next half hour.

Then, today, I got an email from the property manager to all residents. Apparently, someone burned some toast, which triggered the initial alarm, and someone else had tampered with the fire alarm in their apartment, which meant the staff and the fire department couldn't clear the board after the false alarm.

I'd say it's worse than the false alarms (and real arson attempts) that occurred in my college dorm, except that evacuating into 50-degree New Orleans weather isn't nearly as bad as evacuating into sub-freezing Boston weather.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:57 AM
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:12 PM
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I met a Phi Sigma Sigma today. Sweet girl.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:43 PM
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:35 AM
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*peaks in* Hello?
Hey, HI!!! stranger. What's been going on? Long time no see.

WIFLSRN: having small bones is a liability. Pair that with a history of cigarette smoking and poor nutrition (underweight) and what do you get? Most recent DEXA scan shows osteoporosis in the hips. DAMN. It's been coming on since I broke my leg unexpectedly in my early 40s. Sigh.

Well, I'll deal with it. Just, DAMN.
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:40 PM
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I had a job interview today for a photo editor position. Hope I get it.
Didn't get it but a new opportunity opened up.
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:23 AM
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I thought the Connecticut DMV was horrible.

It is the epitome of efficiency compared to the Louisiana OMV.

CT DMV: As soon as you enter, someone greets you, asks what you are there to accomplish, makes sure you have the requisite documents, and either (a) gives you a number (and there are different queues depending on the complexity of your situation - a driver's license renewal, an out-of-state conversion, etc.) or (b) tells you right up front that you are missing documents that you need and sends you away to go get them. In the latter case, you know within less than 5 minutes that you can't (say) convert your out-of-state license because you didn't bring proof of your new address, so you can leave and come back later with it.

LA OMV: You enter and take a ticket. Yes, they have the same take-a-number machines you see at delis and such. If you're lucky, you sit and wait. If you're unlucky, you stand and wait. If you're very lucky, someone gives up waiting and decides to leave and hands over their number to you because you're a pretty lady who's been chatting and commiserating with them. (I was very lucky. ) When your number is called - in maybe three hours, if you are extremely lucky - you go to the window, tell the OMV worker what you want to accomplish, and then (and only then) you get processed. If you are missing a document you need, tough sh!t, you've just wasted three hours and you have to go get the document and go back and take a number and go through the whole process again.

CT DMV: Offices are open late on Thursdays and are open on Saturdays.

LA OMV: Offices are open M-F 8-4. If you have to go there in person (such as for an out-of-state license conversion) and you have a M-F 8:30-6 job, you have to take time off work.

CT DMV: Will help you register to vote.

LA OMV: Won't (even though they're supposed to).

*sigh*

However, I am now officially a Louisiana resident.
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