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Postby MysticalDescent » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:58 pm

jvcc wrote:This post has been dull.


On the contrary, it sounded mightily impressive.
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Postby fanelian » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:45 pm

Oh, I would go to Oxford, if I were you. I am in no place to provide any advice to you, though, because I don't know much on the cost of living and those student loans you in the USA all seem to have. But if I had the opportunity to travel to a place I'd like to visit, and for it to be something that can also be included in my resume, I'd go for it.

I now feel the need to clarify that, though I do have some credit card debt, it's something manageable, and I do have money saved for home improvements which I cannot touch, and part of my salary is retained for me as a savings service from our employer: an amount is for emergencies, and another chunck for travel. I just stress because I like things to be always exactly as I plan them and they never seem to come out that way, for some reason :)

I like to travel.
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Postby EvilJekyll » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:57 pm

I had one of those moments where I read "cost of living" and thought different meaning when I read it. I was like, what's the alternative, suicide?
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Skimba » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:26 am

Why the hell am I still watching Beyond Scared Straight? It been like...8 hours.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby PonderThis » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:23 am

I made brownies this morning. Well, OK, from a mix so nothing exciting I'm just enjoying some brownies and thought I'd share. Mmmmm fresh brownies and coffee mmmmm. 8)

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Re: BLURT thread

Postby badplantmommy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:54 am

Dusk wrote:Maybe implement a sort of midlife retirement program where you just tend your garden for a few years.. then ease you back into a less stressful occupation. These people will have to wear a certain colour of shirt, so as to differentiate them from young up-and-comers.


I feel like that's kind of what I've been doing for the past few years. I'm ready to ease back into a less stressful occupation...does anyone know where I can find one? :)
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Postby fanelian » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:32 pm

Everyone is so quieeeeet.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:49 pm

I don't have much to talk about, other than school. I'm learning to use the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for my Phonology class, or "fənaləʤi klæs". Perhaps the most important thing I've learned so far is that vocal cords look unmistakeably like vaginas; seriously, other than vaginas nothing has ever looked more like a vagina in its life.

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Postby giantsfan97 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:14 am

fanelian wrote:Everyone is so quieeeeet.

You should have heard me on Sunday!
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Postby James » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:28 am

jvcc wrote:I don't have much to talk about, other than school. I'm learning to use the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for my Phonology class

I'd like to learn a bunch of stuff like that, but it never seems to stick. I can never remember most grammatical and linguistic terms, either. Earlier I was idly browsing Wikipedia, and I think I might finally have remembered what a schwa is (that tiny indistinct vowel that replaces a load of unstressed vowels in English) and what its IPA symbol is (an upside-down e).

It's weird to be theoretically interested in something, but not patient or able enough to actually learn much about it.
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Postby jvcc » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:20 am

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jvcc wrote:I don't have much to talk about, other than school. I'm learning to use the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) for my Phonology class

I'd like to learn a bunch of stuff like that, but it never seems to stick. I can never remember most grammatical and linguistic terms, either. Earlier I was idly browsing Wikipedia, and I think I might finally have remembered what a schwa is (that tiny indistinct vowel that replaces a load of unstressed vowels in English) and what its IPA symbol is (an upside-down e).

It's weird to be theoretically interested in something, but not patient or able enough to actually learn much about it.

Yeah, the schwa (ə) represents an "uh" sound, like the first syllable in "about". That will probably be all I can, in good faith, teach you about this sort of thing because the Americans and the British have differing systems of transcription (GenAmer and RP--General American and Received Pronunciation) for phonetics. We are also, apparently, locked in a vicious argument over which system is better.
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Postby Skimba » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:23 am

I bought these things called "VitaMuffin VitaTops" and I thought "YAY Muffin Tops for breakfast!!"
While they are not bad tasting, they still taste like they are good for me (which they are).
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Dusk » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:31 pm

If I were a beat poet, my stage name would be "Schwa".

So much work.. bleh.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby Skimba » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:01 am

HIgh five on the office jorbs!
Lordy lordy on high, I love me some drinks!!!!!asdn;wsiegydvnrtbgd5li



I love myself. Probably more than I should....but fork...look how awesome I am!!!!!!


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Postby PonderThis » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:08 am

Skimba wrote:BTW - I am.

Yes, you are. :)

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Postby Skimba » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:54 pm

Teeheehee, that is the second post I found I made while drunk last night. I do not recall even being on the computer.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:43 pm

I was hanging out with friends who were drunk last night while I was the only sober one, and we danced around like fools (which I possibly enjoyed more than them because I'm sure I remember it better now).

Those who do not enjoy sacrilege may not want to read any further, but we all were in the same youth group together when younger so we put on some Hillsong music at one point and recreated an intense worship session. In an Assemblies of God church that means raising your hands in the air, swaying, jumping, shouting, and if you were really into Jesus shaking and just sort of falling all over yourself.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby James » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:49 pm

jvcc wrote:intense worship session

Sounds like something you do at the Jesus Gym.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:52 pm

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jvcc wrote:intense worship session

Sounds like something you do at the Jesus Gym.

Pretty much. Although that term might be more aptly applied to the Bible College that was affiliated with our church which had Boot Camp for its members at the beginning of the semester where they had to run up a hill with weighted backpacks, and if they failed to do something they were instructed to during the rest of the year were punished with a "5 AM" which was a 5 AM session at the YMCA gym. My brother was in that college. Fun times.
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Postby James » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:00 pm

The point was to have worship as an analogue for working out. It doesn't work if working out is the analogue for working out.

(Interesting stuff, though.)
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:30 pm

James wrote:The point was to have worship as an analogue for working out. It doesn't work if working out is the analogue for working out.

(Interesting stuff, though.)

I meant that aspects of the Bible College could be called Jesus Gym. But really I did just want to talk about something interesting that I know not everyone else--particularly people who haven't grown up in certain American churches--has experienced. For the college thing people paid thousands of dollars to attend and where given $30 for food a month, I believe. That meant either a lot of creative free food finding, begging, or going hungry. The entire project of the institution seemed to be to so completely mentally, emotionally, and physically devastate people that they'd have no self-esteem left to question any of the church's decisions.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby EsBe » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:06 pm

Slightly difficult to type this because my keyboard area is covered with Twizzlers wrappers. I buy stuff for work via Staples, so I always get the freebies that come with purchases over X dollars. This month's freebie was a 33oz tub of Twizzlers, though I was distressed to learn that it didn't come in one of those giant rugged polycarbonate tubs of yore, but rather a flimsy polythene container. Also, they are frustratingly individually wrapped.

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Re: BLURT thread

Postby ntw3001 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:23 pm

Ah man, an oil stain on my light grey sweater. Right in the solar plexus; it's noticeable. It was not an expensive sweater, but only because I got it at large discounts. Normally it would have been too expensive. I may have to see what the dry cleaners have to say about this, because the internet seems to think I need a range of very specific tools and substances to remove such a stain myself.

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Re: BLURT thread

Postby jvcc » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:26 pm

ntw3001 wrote:Ah man, an oil stain on my light grey sweater. Right in the solar plexus; it's noticeable. It was not an expensive sweater, but only because I got it at large discounts. Normally it would have been too expensive. I may have to see what the dry cleaners have to say about this, because the internet seems to think I need a range of very specific tools and substances to remove such a stain myself.

The wonderful thing about winter is that you can dress in layers that hide the defects of the items of clothing underneath. I've been using a series of zip-up hoodies to cover up stained t-shirts for years.
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Re: BLURT thread

Postby ntw3001 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:22 am

This is my thinking with my large collection of old, worn-out shirts (replacing dress shirts is expensive), but a sweater is rather the outer layer of indoor wear. Ain't much can be worn over a sweater bar some kind of jacket or coat, unless some garment is slipping my mind.


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