THE HAPPY THREAD

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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby mulpis » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:17 am

The vines are made of gum paste, which, while technically edible, tastes like crap. I only use it for three dimensional decorations because it dries much sturdier than fondant. But the cake itself is covered with fondant.

As far as training goes, it depends on what you want to do. I went to culinary school, and if I'd decided to go the fine dining route, it would have been worth it. But I went the high-end bakeshop route, and frankly I learned more at four months in my externship than I did in two years of school. (Of course, the bakeshop I worked at would never have hired me without my degree, so there's the rub.)
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby IanC » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:29 pm

I have a (conditional) job offer :)
All goes well, i could be starting as early as next week :)
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby Skimba » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:07 pm

That's awesome, Ian, good luck!
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby jvcc » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:00 am

A student told me today that she's "actually excited" to write the research paper for my class because it relates to her future career. That's the theme I chose: my students have to write an argumentative research paper on a topic related to their major or professional interests. It's really worked for some of them. Upwards of 10% of my students this semester have demonstrated excitement towards their research topic or the idea of conducting research. They're just really cool kids, and I want to teach them well.
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby IanC » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:10 pm

Got the formal offer. I start next week (well training). :shock:
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby Skimba » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:24 pm

Grats!
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby IanC » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:36 pm

Thanks! Tomorrow's going to be a sad day though, my last day of regular volunteering for the PDSA. Still going to pop in occasionally to help out though!
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby jvcc » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:51 am

Congrats, Ian! Good luck with the new job.
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby PonderThis » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:58 am

That's great news, Ian. Good luck! :)
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby ntw3001 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:12 am

Jurbs! what is jurb Ian

Well good for jvcc also
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby IanC » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:14 pm

Well today was pretty boring tbh. Lots of sitting around watching slideshows, occasional team game things. Proper training starts tomorrow.
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby mulpis » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:57 pm

I'm not sure if this qualifies as happy or just smug, but I did my Christmas shopping today. I've got gifts for all of my friends and family, all of the "thank you" type gifts (for the kids' violin teacher, swim instructor, etc), and I got most of the "Santa" shopping done. (I say "most" because the kids haven't actually done their letters to Santa yet so I'm sure I'll end up getting a few more things.) I'm feeling rather pleased with myself. For the first time in my adult life, I won't be running around like a lunatic on Dec 23!
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby Skimba » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:07 pm

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
I am happy because it is Halloween...my favorite holiday. The day I think I am too old to dress up is the day to put me away!
I unzipped my face today.

Also - Happy Birthday EvilJekyll!
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby sum yun gai » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:03 am

Skimba wrote:I unzipped my face today.


pics or it never happened :P
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby EvilJekyll » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:12 am

Skimba wrote:HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
I am happy because it is Halloween...my favorite holiday. The day I think I am too old to dress up is the day to put me away!
I unzipped my face today.

Also - Happy Birthday EvilJekyll!

Thanks Skimbers. A shame I had to work tonight though.
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby IanC » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:18 pm

First pay cheque!

Though its lower than it should be. They missed two weeks i did more hours, and the 4 i did that were overtime... and the tax is wrong (though thats due to being on a "emergency tax code" till Revenue and Customs get every thing sorted) but still! Yay!
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby chrismachine » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:02 am

I have to think MD is dancing around like a fool right now...

*EPL reference.
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby MysticalDescent » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:46 pm

*Checks post time*

You were very, very right. For anyone who's missing what's going on, here's the BBC's helpful illustrative graphic:

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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby James » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:57 pm

I looked it up, and yes, that graphic illustrates exactly what it appears to. How peculiar.
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby ntw3001 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:34 pm

The Telegraph said that that goal was counted amongst the apparently-record number of goals scored from outside the box so far this season. and I was all like 'umm actually'
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby James » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:08 pm

I guess the "box" in "outside the box" is implicitly the defending box.
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby ntw3001 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:45 pm

I do not accept
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby James » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:43 pm

I pay your lack of acceptance no heed.
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby ntw3001 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:09 pm

I defy your lack of heed for my refusal to accept.
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Re: THE HAPPY THREAD

Postby James » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:54 pm

I don't even acknowledge your defiance of my failure to heed your refusal to accept.
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