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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1320 on: December 12, 2016, 02:41:09 PM »

Put my name forward for a new position at work. It'd mean an increase in pay, more flexible hours, etc. Hoping to get it...been more or less promised it, but these things are never certain.
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1321 on: December 20, 2016, 02:10:41 PM »

I've got an annoying cold, but would like to vouch that Moroccan over-the-counter medications are not joking around. Paracetamol (500mg) + psuedoephedrine (60mg), with 3/day recommended, is a fantastic way to feel decongested and slightly panicky, AND improve chances of liver failure!!

Also, going to Brussels/Bruxelles & Bruges on the 24-29th. Anyone of the Continental Contingent want to meet up for hot chocolate or a beer while I'm in the neighborhood?
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1322 on: December 21, 2016, 09:05:06 PM »

Got the promotion I went for and a few other good things worked out this week...Prepping up to be the best Christmas ever.
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1323 on: December 23, 2016, 03:10:47 PM »

I've got an annoying cold, but would like to vouch that Moroccan over-the-counter medications are not joking around. Paracetamol (500mg) + psuedoephedrine (60mg), with 3/day recommended, is a fantastic way to feel decongested and slightly panicky, AND improve chances of liver failure!!

Also, going to Brussels/Bruxelles & Bruges on the 24-29th. Anyone of the Continental Contingent want to meet up for hot chocolate or a beer while I'm in the neighborhood?

Yeah, RS-virus is circulating. You're not the only one. Myself included.

I got a pile of work this Christmas vacation, which means I will be working instead of really free. Does your schedule allow a side-trip to Rotterdam 27-29th? It's 60-90 minutes by train from Brussel, going north. Both Belgium and The Netherlands are part of Schengen, so you can cross borders easily.

If so, I'll find an excuse to procastrinate and be social. And I can ask around if anyone else has time to hang out.
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1324 on: February 04, 2017, 01:34:13 AM »

Going through a shit storm of a period at the minute. Usually I have no problem bouncing back from whatever nonsense comes my way, but I'm finding myself at the end of my wit.

If you look for me, you'll probably find me hiding under a rock.  :D
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1325 on: February 17, 2017, 03:37:37 PM »

Rocks are good hiding places.

This semester is a little nutty. I'm teaching at a private school where we do 3 hour classes, once a week. I teach the same goddamn class on Monday night and Friday night. And three times on Saturday. And once more on Sunday.

Only 4 weeks left until my dad visits!
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1326 on: March 06, 2017, 06:51:40 PM »

I haven't been feeling well. I'm always tired sore and achy these days, and it makes it difficult to stay happy and positive. I have to see a surgeon Friday and see what the options are for the other thing....
It's not so cold here anymore. 50s today and yesterday, and down in the 20s the rest of the week. But it is way better that the -20s and -30s we were getting.
Got yelled at by a guy at work trying to get to Canada. Apparently it is my fault that we are about 2 hours drive from the border crossing he needed.
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1327 on: March 31, 2017, 05:15:27 AM »

Weather has warmed up! It's been an enjoyable 60° here. Got a promotion, looking at trying for another. Life is Good. I am happy.
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1328 on: April 07, 2017, 12:55:59 AM »

That's nice! Being happy is good.

Weather's been all over the place here. 22 C one week, then 12 the next. It's a pain. I'm trying to make the 10-page essay on biological rhythms in plants magically write itself. It's not working.
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1329 on: April 07, 2017, 04:56:37 AM »

You just aren't focusing hard enough, it'll happen.
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1330 on: April 22, 2017, 07:57:34 AM »

I got a promotion... then got a promotion on my first day of that new job. Went from 10.90 an hour to $15, which is going to be quite nice. I have no experience with the job I am going to, but everyone seems to think I'll do great, so whatevs.
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Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
« Reply #1331 on: April 22, 2017, 05:09:27 PM »

I've been living out of home for the past 2 months, and it's been great. I live much closer to work, I have a fair bit of space to myself with one housemate who owns the house, and having to be responsible for myself is a nice change.

I'm only casual at work, but I've worked practically everyday for the last 10 or 11 weeks, which is fine, nothing out of the ordinary for full time work, but when I only hear about my shifts one day or week in advance, and it could change on a whim, might be afternoon one week, mornings the next week, changing throughout the week or some weird between times that I've done, it's been kinda draining, and I'm ready to just have a few days off in a row at some point. Hopefully in 2 weeks time I'll get my wish.
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