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  • TremulaTremula Banished Quasiroyal Member Posts: 2,566 Transcendent
    Taxes. That is all.
                          * * * WRACK AND ROLL AND DEATH AND PAIN * * *
                                         * * * LET'S FEEL THE FEAR OF DEATH AGAIN * * *
              * * * WE'LL KILL AND SLAUGHTER, EAT THE SLAIN * * *
      * * * IN RAVAGING WE'LL ENTERTAIN * * *

    Ixion tells you, "// I don't think anyone else had a clue, amazing form."
  • KaliKali Member Posts: 53 Capable
    Dentist. :frowning:
  • HiriakoHiriako Member Posts: 374 Gifted
    My [CENSORED] car broke down today with no warning in the middle of rush hour traffic on a major road. And no, there were no signs of any issues. It's as if the engine just decided to stop running. I only have 41000 miles on it.
  • AeldraAeldra Member Posts: 1,033 Mythical
    edited February 9
    Dear neighbour. I understand you wanting a dog, even a big dog. I get they're great ( I love most animals ), I get they are cool and a good companion. But you live in an enclosed space and your big dog, old and frail, can't really take walks anymore. I understand all of that. but that is -NOT- an excuse to let him into your tiny garden and bark at snow for three hours! I have business calls to make... So please, dear dog owner, take care of your dog. We both know he's not seeing well anymore and he kind of wants you to be around him... *mutters*.
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  • KagatoKagato Carmichael, CAMember Posts: 1,172 Mythical
    Hiriako said:
    My [CENSORED] car broke down today with no warning in the middle of rush hour traffic on a major road. And no, there were no signs of any issues. It's as if the engine just decided to stop running. I only have 41000 miles on it.
    Sounds like it could be the Cam belt - How long ago did you last have the belt checked/serviced?  They can last anywhere between 60-100,000 miles, but should be checked more frequently given that they can snap with zero warning and do serious damage to the engine.
    Never put passion before principle.  Even if you win, you lose.

    If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?

    If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,504 Transcendent
    edited February 9
    I survived layoffs, my manager did not.

    I did not survive my manager's review. Looking back, the writing was on the wall and I'm a dumbass for ignoring it.

    The worst part is that after 5 years, 2 promotions, and cross country moves with the company, all it takes is one guy's BS who couldn't even keep his own job to take you down. 

    Luckily the company provides a nice parachute. They'll pay me for 60 days while I look for a new job, then 2 additional months of severance pay. So at least the bills are paid for 4 months. Alternatively, I could do this "Performance Improvement Plan" for 90 days, and hope they don't fire me anyways at the end of it. I leaning towards the former. 

    The unknown is scary! 
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  • AlaksanteriAlaksanteri Member Posts: 505 Fabled
    edited February 19
    Squirrels trying to build nests in my 3rd floor balcony for a few mornings in a row. They gnaw on the door too. It's very noisy and unwelcomed.

    Anyone with good tricks to repel squirrels before I start laying traps?

    (By traps I mean the relocalization kind, not the killing kind... unless they return.)

  • VersaleanVersalean Member Posts: 847 Mythical
    I'm sick and tired of shows telling me things four times.

    Today on MasterChef, Gordon gets effing angry!

    <SNIP, cooking and stuff>

    We'll be back after the break when Gordon gets effing angry!

    <adverts>

    We're back with MasterChef, and in just a moment Gordon gets effing angry!

    <something makes Gordon effing angry>

    Gordon: I'm effing angry!

    ----------------

    DAMMIT TV writers. Give me a little suspense. A little foreshadowing, sure, but cut a brother some slack. Life's tough; give a man something to look forward to. TELL ME THE DAMNED JOKE BEFORE THE PUNCHLINE DAMMIT.
  • ArixArix Member Posts: 1,063 Mythical
    I heard he's very nice in person and mostly plays the hardass angle for American TV
  • KagatoKagato Carmichael, CAMember Posts: 1,172 Mythical
    In public appearances he is quite polite and friendly as one would expect.  In the kitchen, I've heard all kinds of mixed stories.  He definitely knows the lines not to cross though - you never hear him swear in junior masterchef, plus they even parodied his usual swear-y demeanour in a Muppets short (search on youtube for Food Truck Fight, which has a cook-off between Gordon and Swedish Chef)
    Never put passion before principle.  Even if you win, you lose.

    If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?

    If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
  • ArixArix Member Posts: 1,063 Mythical
    I mean I do hear he runs a tough kitchen, but also that the yelling and swearing is played up a bit for us, and that Hell's Kitchen was introduced mostly for that purpose
  • TremulaTremula Banished Quasiroyal Member Posts: 2,566 Transcendent
    He understands his persona and can play it up at times, but he is a master chef and does want to see the future generation of chefs succeed (hence his kind, almost fatherly and jovial personality on Junior Masterchef). The people who claim to be expert chefs, have had all the proper training, and then proceed to fail even the most rudimentary of food preparation/safety/cleanliness rules, though? He shows them absolutely no mercy, and they deserve none.
                          * * * WRACK AND ROLL AND DEATH AND PAIN * * *
                                         * * * LET'S FEEL THE FEAR OF DEATH AGAIN * * *
              * * * WE'LL KILL AND SLAUGHTER, EAT THE SLAIN * * *
      * * * IN RAVAGING WE'LL ENTERTAIN * * *

    Ixion tells you, "// I don't think anyone else had a clue, amazing form."
  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,341 Transcendent
    New job is third shift, Tuesday evenings through Sunday mornings. I like to use Mondays to run errands. Yesterday's was trying to get licensed to drive my new scooter. So I hop on my bike and go to the nearest listed DMV. Which no longer exists. Next one is 20 minutes down the road, it's now 3:00, i left at 2, but got lost. I roll up into the DMV at 3:24 after gassing up, last call for testing is 3:30, so I'm just under the line. Except it's President's Day and they're closed.
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