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911 dispatcher test went really well.

 

Half of it was reading comprehension and clarity in writing, which I've always done well.

 

The other half was an escalating series of data colection, map reading/direction giving and memory testing.  While all of that was going on they had this little widget in the corner that would randomly ring and give you a scenario and you had to decide which emergency department to contact in that situation within 15 seconds or you failed that portion.  So I'd be listening to a recorded person give information audibly and then the new call would ding in and tell me a lady was choking on a chicken bone and I'd have to focus on that and click the correct department all while trying to listen and key the information given audibly.  There were two or three pieces of info that were slightly off (Full VINs or license plate numbers) that I know I messed up because I was focused on not auto-failing due to interrupting calls but I think I did more than well enough to pass.

 

*shrugs*

 

We shall see.  I'm supposed to get a pass/fail email within 48-72hrs with next steps. 

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WOOOAH So much hapenning in zero week! ZERO WEEK! You got a hell of a start! Excited to see how it goes :D 

 

10 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

 

Dino Erotica.  Puts the ass in Jurassic Park.  

 

Working title is Clever Girl but I'm also considering T-Sex and Love Finds a Way. 

 

 

This made me more uncomfortable that I like to admit... it may have to do with something the old mattress (the one that needs to be burned) having been witness to at some point. Seriously, what is up with Dinoplay??? Fire is clearly the only solution now.

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9 hours ago, RedStone said:

Seriously, what is up with Dinoplay???

Googled "sexy dino".  Was not disappointed:

Image result for sexy dino

 

I really don't know why my mind went straight to dino-rotica when trying to think of the most ridiculous summary I could for Wolfie.  Perhaps because there was a book up for a Hugo in that category.  (Note that link may have words that are NSFW.  Like the novel name.)

 

Workout went ok last night.  I forget fiancee hasn't spent the last 4+ years obsessing off and on about fitness/lifting/weight loss so when she asked me a few questions about why we were going to change our lifting program I kind of snapped at her.  It was a dick thing to do and I apologized but I still feel bad.  I explained that we are dropping weight and raising volume a bit by going to starting strength because I need to rework my squat and both of us still have some gains to make on at least a couple of our lifts where we still rank as "novice". 

 

We found our starting weights for bench 3x5, working up slow from just the bar.  I'll be going with 155.  Got a full 5 reps out without form issues but had a few twinges in the recently injured shoulder that told me to halt it there.   She is starting at 95.

 

We than came up and did some butterfly situps just to feel we'd done something other than just one lift. Both of us are excited to get our new gym membership this weekend so we have more space/proper equipment for a proper conditioning WOD after each lift session.

 

Woke up just before 4am and couldn't fall back asleep so jumped on here to catch up on threads and update with workout report.  Hoping to get back to sleep for an hour or two before having to get up and going for work. 

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2 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

Woke up just before 4am and couldn't fall back asleep so jumped on here to catch up on threads and update with workout report.

Thats some real dedication to the forums! My only thought at 3:45 in the morning would be "why am I awake at this ungodly hour?!"

 

Solid start to the Starting Strength...good to start on the cautious side to protect that injury. You'll be back to cranking up some big weights soon enough!

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3 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

Woke up just before 4am and couldn't fall back asleep so jumped on here to catch up on threads and update with workout report.  Hoping to get back to sleep for an hour or two before having to get up and going for work. 

 

This is me, about 2-3 days every week. I used to blame it on my husky, since she's an early riser. But as she gets older, she sleeps longer and I keep waking up. I've just stopped trying to go back to sleep and instead go to work. It lets me leave a couple hours early, so I'm home mid-afternoon.

 

3 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

Googled "sexy dino".  Was not disappointed:

 

I really don't know why my mind went straight to dino-rotica when trying to think of the most ridiculous summary I could for Wolfie.  Perhaps because there was a book up for a Hugo in that category.  (Note that link may have words that are NSFW.  Like the novel name.)

 

I have a friend who writes erotica for a living. If you're ever curious why erotica is titled the way it is (and why Chuck Tingle's titles aren't quite as ridiculous for their market as they might seem at first blush), I definitely recommend checking out this Cracked article (probably NSFW). My friend is the source the author mentions, and he has taught me so much about his particular career choice. Way more than I ever wanted to know. :-)

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2 hours ago, ArgSki77 said:

My only thought at 3:45 in the morning would be "why am I awake at this ungodly hour?!"

That was my first thought but I neglected to mention I woke up due to allergies and had no choice but to stay up until the OTC meds took effect. :(

 

2 hours ago, imprimis5 said:

have a friend who writes erotica for a living. If you're ever curious why erotica is titled the way it is (and why Chuck Tingle's titles aren't quite as ridiculous for their market as they might seem at first blush), I definitely recommend checking out this Cracked article (probably NSFW). My friend is the source the author mentions, and he has taught me so much about his particular career choice. Way more than I ever wanted to know. :-)

The more you knoooooooow!

 

I'm actually typing this during a break in an Excel training (Wahoo.), so I'll have to check out the link tonight when I get home.  I certainly will though. 

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9 hours ago, Broba Fett said:

I really don't know why my mind went straight to dino-rotica when trying to think of the most ridiculous summary I could for Wolfie.

I don't know but the title "Clever Girl" is sort of genius :P

 

 

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On ‎29‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 2:14 PM, imprimis5 said:

I have a friend who writes erotica for a living. If you're ever curious why erotica is titled the way it is (and why Chuck Tingle's titles aren't quite as ridiculous for their market as they might seem at first blush), I definitely recommend checking out this Cracked article (probably NSFW). My friend is the source the author mentions, and he has taught me so much about his particular career choice. Way more than I ever wanted to know. :-)

 

Really interesting article actually, thanks for sharing. Nice use of the word "probably" by the way, as though there was any doubt :P .

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21 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

I don't know but the title "Clever Girl" is sort of genius :P

 

 

Personally I was just as proud of Love Finds a Way.  The cover could just be Ian Malcom:

 

Image result for jeff goldblum jurassic park

 

 

3 hours ago, Agnarr said:

That whole dino-erotica thing made my morning. Good thing my boss is not around, because I'm actually laughing out loud :P

 

 

 

Glad to have you check in Agnarr.  

 

3 minutes ago, Jarric said:

 

Really interesting article actually, thanks for sharing. Nice use of the word "probably" by the way, as though there was any doubt :P .

 

2 minutes ago, imprimis5 said:

 

Hey, I don't know your work. It's not NSFW in my office. lol

I was gonna say, Imp's office lets him wear a kilt, an idea that was laughed at in my office.  They're pretty fucking cool.  

 

Regarding the article, holy shit!  $3k/mo for writing what I believe he said was 5-8k word stories?!?  I'm writing in the wrong genre.  Clever Girl it is. 

 

Fast went well yesterday.  I came in right over 800 calories.  However, last night came home to our main drainage line backing up into our basement so the evening consisted mostly of tiptoe-ing around it moving things out of the way of the grossness.  Landlord couldn't get anyone out until 1pm today so I'm home waiting for the guy now.  If we can get the basement cleaned up and dry within a few hours we will likely test fiancee's 5RM on deads and I'll get in some volume with whatever I can get on the bar.  

 

Rest of the day in between will hopefully be filled with some writing and possibly some Destiny or Netflix. Then back to work tomorrow to catch up on all the emails I've missed while in training or at home waiting for plumbers. 

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48 minutes ago, Broba Fett said:

Regarding the article, holy shit!  $3k/mo for writing what I believe he said was 5-8k word stories?!?  I'm writing in the wrong genre.  Clever Girl it is. 

 

Good lord.  You and me both!  I'm up to almost 25k words in my book.  That's a little over 3 of that guy's books.  And I'm not even close to done with mine.  

 

Crazy talk, I tell you. 

 

 

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18 hours ago, imprimis5 said:

 

Who wouldn't? I spent all morning today talking about the upcoming Star Trek RPG with my boss.

Just curious, how does one get a job at a gaming company?  Are there education requirements generally?  Or do you just have to have the kind of mind that can come up with great titles for dino-rotica?

 

Though to be fair my job isn't bad at all.  As long as I get my work done and my employees aren't failures I get to do things like surf NF and write fiction on my work computer to my heart's content.  It's even in the handbook that we can dick around on the internet as long as we aren't looking up porn, gambling, or researching weaponry.

 

18 hours ago, Oramac said:

Good lord.  You and me both!  I'm up to almost 25k words in my book.  That's a little over 3 of that guy's books.  And I'm not even close to done with mine.  

I'm seriously considering it.  I just don't know that my mind gets kinky enough to find a niche like those mentioned in the article.  If I could figure one out I could knock out a story every week at that word count if I really worked at it. 

 

Yesterday was good.  Plumber got here a couple hours after he said he would so we spent all afternoon/evening squeegee-ing and bleaching the basement after he left.  

 

It was well dried and disinfected this morning though so I worked up to 3x5x300 on deads.  Ready for this weekend to be here so I can go sign up for the new gym as that's all the weight I own.  Not sure where my 1x5 deadlift day will be for my new programming but I'd guess 365-375 to start?  I think it will likely be 5-10lb jumps though, not the 20lb jumps I used to get away with, considering my 1RM is 435. 

 

I'm beginning to suspect that this fast diet is just feeding into my binge eating disorder.  (Self diagnosed.)  The fast days are rough and I eat A LOT on other days.  A friend/nutrition coach once told me to give any new diet 3 weeks before giving up though so I'll keep it up through next week and see where I'm at. 

 

Off to write for 30 mins or so until I have to get ready for work. 

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2 minutes ago, Broba Fett said:

Just curious, how does one get a job at a gaming company?  Are there education requirements generally?  Or do you just have to have the kind of mind that can come up with great titles for dino-rotica?

 

I don't have a college degree. I started out as a convention volunteer for this company a few years ago, became friends with the founders, then they decided to hire me to do an "upgraded" version of the job I'd been doing at conventions already. So, to answer the question, it can largely be based on who you know. :-P

 

3 minutes ago, Broba Fett said:

I'm seriously considering it.  I just don't know that my mind gets kinky enough to find a niche like those mentioned in the article.  If I could figure one out I could knock out a story every week at that word count if I really worked at it. 

 

Missed opportunity, man. So many other words that could have slotted in here that would have been punny. :-P

 

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2 minutes ago, Broba Fett said:

I'm seriously considering it.  I just don't know that my mind gets kinky enough to find a niche like those mentioned in the article.  If I could figure one out I could knock out a story every week at that word count if I really worked at it. 

 

Me too, actually.  The interesting thing I picked up from the article is that you don't actually have to give a crap about the particular niche you're writing about, so long as the writing is good.  

 

Glad the basement got taken care of, even if a bit late!  And being able to just knock out those deads is really good.  IDK shit about diets, so I'll refrain from commenting on that. 

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2 minutes ago, imprimis5 said:

I don't have a college degree. I started out as a convention volunteer for this company a few years ago, became friends with the founders, then they decided to hire me to do an "upgraded" version of the job I'd been doing at conventions already. So, to answer the question, it can largely be based on who you know. :-P

Good to know.  *writes "google volunteer opportunities for game companies" on to-do list.* 

 

2 minutes ago, Oramac said:

IDK shit about diets, so I'll refrain from commenting on that. 

I'm fairly certain I'm just kidding myself to allow horrible eating 5 days per week, even if I know it's not going to be sustainable or even good for me. 

 

My brain knows I should just be eating ~3000 cals per day of mostly protein with minimal processed foods and keeping cheat meals to a minimum.

 

My stomach says "F*CK YOU BRAIN!  I EAT ALL THE THINGS!  I'LL EAT YOU TOO IF YOU RESTRICT ME YOU NERDY BASTARD, I SWEAR TO GOD!"

 

OK, going to go write now, I promise. 

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1 hour ago, Broba Fett said:

It's even in the handbook that we can dick around on the internet as long as we aren't looking up porn, gambling, or researching weaponry.

Deal breakers, I need all three on my work computer plz.

48 minutes ago, Broba Fett said:

My brain knows I should just be eating ~3000 cals per day of mostly protein with minimal processed foods and keeping cheat meals to a minimum.

 

My stomach says "F*CK YOU BRAIN!  I EAT ALL THE THINGS!  I'LL EAT YOU TOO IF YOU RESTRICT ME YOU NERDY BASTARD, I SWEAR TO GOD!" 

Yeah, it can definitely take a bit for your appetite to get on board with whatever program you're following. I think that's half the point of fast-based diets, they force your behavior into a radical shift every so often (OMFG, no fuudz??) and help you be more mindful as you deal with your body's freak out.

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56 minutes ago, Broba Fett said:

My stomach says "F*CK YOU BRAIN!  I EAT ALL THE THINGS!  I'LL EAT YOU TOO IF YOU RESTRICT ME YOU NERDY BASTARD, I SWEAR TO GOD!"

Oh I know that feeling! I really don't give a damn about what I am following so long as it feels like it is something I can sustain for a a long time. Fasting doesn't fall into that category. I've done it sporadically but not a long term solution imo. If something makes me think about nothing but what I'm not eating I'm going to fail hard sooner or later.

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1 hour ago, Broba Fett said:

My brain knows I should just be eating ~3000 cals per day of mostly protein with minimal processed foods and keeping cheat meals to a minimum.

 

My stomach says "F*CK YOU BRAIN!  I EAT ALL THE THINGS!  I'LL EAT YOU TOO IF YOU RESTRICT ME YOU NERDY BASTARD, I SWEAR TO GOD!"

Accurate description is accurate

 

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2 hours ago, Laghail said:

 

Yeah, it can definitely take a bit for your appetite to get on board with whatever program you're following. I think that's half the point of fast-based diets, they force your behavior into a radical shift every so often (OMFG, no fuudz??) and help you be more mindful as you deal with your body's freak out.

 

2 hours ago, jonfirestar said:

Oh I know that feeling! I really don't give a damn about what I am following so long as it feels like it is something I can sustain for a a long time. Fasting doesn't fall into that category. I've done it sporadically but not a long term solution imo. If something makes me think about nothing but what I'm not eating I'm going to fail hard sooner or later.

 

2 hours ago, ArgSki77 said:

Accurate description is accurate

 

 

I forgot to mention that after that internal battle my mouth generally says "I'll take a large order of boneless wings."  Fast forward an hour and I've eaten over 3,000 cals and more sodium than MFP thinks Tank puts in his roasts.

 

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GUYS. I have it figured out.

 

D&D Monster Erotica.  I could totally do that.  Working titles so far:

 

  1. Do you want Half-Orcs?  Because that's how you get Half-Orcs.
  2. Sorcerer's Assprentice.
  3. The Eye of the Beholder In The Beauty.

Coming soon to an Amazon near you.  The stuff writes itself really. 

 

(As an aside, apologies to anyone who is offended by the discussion of my blooming smut career.)

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9 minutes ago, Broba Fett said:

GUYS. I have it figured out.

 

D&D Monster Erotica.  I could totally do that.  Working titles so far:

 

  1. Do you want Half-Orcs?  Because that's how you get Half-Orcs.
  2. Sorcerer's Assprentice.
  3. The Eye of the Beholder In The Beauty.

Coming soon to an Amazon near you.  The stuff writes itself really. 

 

(As an aside, apologies to anyone who is offended by the discussion of my blooming smut career.)

 

LMAO!!  Writes itself, indeed.  

 

EDIT: If I might make a suggestion: don't include the phrase "D&D" in the title.  That'll open up a larger audience to you without really losing anything.  

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8 minutes ago, Broba Fett said:

D&D Monster Erotica.  I could totally do that.  Working titles so far:

 

  1. Do you want Half-Orcs?  Because that's how you get Half-Orcs.
  2. Sorcerer's Assprentice.
  3. The Eye of the Beholder In The Beauty.

Coming soon to an Amazon near you.  The stuff writes itself really. 

 

(As an aside, apologies to anyone who is offended by the discussion of my blooming smut career.)

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