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5 hours ago, Wolfen said:

I'm totally going to start saying "close, but no hamburger" because hamburgers are better than cigars.

I’ve used the expression “close but no donut” before, possibly due to Homer Simpson.

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1) Get a fashionable friend to take you to Chico's if you have one nearby.  They have everything from conservative to bold - it will fit, it will flatter and it will be comfortable.  I wish I could send my fashionable friend to you.  I totally did an entirely new wardrobe with her in a couple of hours there (and now have the basics I can add to).

2) And as a woman, it's not natural to ask for things.  It's why as a general rule women make less and get promoted less often.  I've had to fight tooth and nail to get out of that mindset and get those promotions and make the $$ I should for my skills.  Start early and small.  Even if it's just journalling.

3) I'm from the south (Charleston, SC), and while I purposefully got rid of my southern accent, Y'all is still totes in my vocab.

 

4) Who's in Edmonton?  I have a client there and may be there for 2 weeks in June (and trying to schedule hubbie coming up for the weekend in the Rockies, maybe Friday night in Jasper and Saturday night in Banff\Calgary).  I was there last May for a week and did a 15 hour drive on Saturday to go see the Rockies - it was TOTALLY worth the drive (and most of my friends\coworkers thought I was nuts - until they saw the pictures).

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1 hour ago, Bookish Badger said:

Who needs a reason? I just NEED an ACADEMIC PLEASURE FORTRESS!

 

*mentally starts knocking out walls and building an addition to make this happen*

 

Am I the only one who watches shows like Downton Abbey and Gotham for the interiors as much as anything else? (especially libraries - I was totally in lust with Highclere Castle's library but Wayne Manor's is definitely swoon-worthy.)

 

Hahaha glad to have found a fellow devotee :D

 

Do you know about this marvelous magical website??

 

http://bookshelfporn.com

 

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11 minutes ago, Bookish Badger said:

*click*

 

*SQUEEEE*

 

*swoon thud*

I totally posted that link on FB and called out a friend who is a Librarian and another that's trying to open a book store (but is also currently selling the inventory she HAS on Amazon while working on getting said bookstore together)....

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This may be the longest streak of posts in a Flea thread from people who are not Flea. Loving it. 

 

My brain is fried and I'm on my way to therapy. Will try to reply to everyone later but might just be brain dead. Also have to be to work at ass o'clock in the morning tomorrow and might be brain dead then too. But I am hereby acknowledging that things were said and will say things back at some point in the relatively near future. 

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On 4/19/2017 at 2:57 PM, Severine said:

I need a whole academic pleasure fortress (desk, comfy chair, tea and snacks, music, possibly a scented candle) before I can finally get my brain to engage and start producing sentences I'd be willing to turn in.

 

I built a fort in the law library on Monday. I took up two whole tables and four white boards and since one of those white boards was a rally free-standing one, I had a private entry. too. It was amazing.

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Whew, caught up, it was difficult cumin through all the herb puns to get here.

 

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(apparently that's a cumin plant?)

 

I've definitely grown up in a guess culture more than an ask culture (a bit of social awkwardness, a bit of Britishness I think), but I'm really fighting to ask more and guess less. It's amazing how often people say yes if you actually just ask the question (I realise your situation is not that simple, but just as a general point).

 

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Awww yiss. Puns galore. Following for that alone.

 

Here in Aus many of the more casual locals say 'yous' ALL. THE. TIME. Makes me cringe. 

 

"What do yous want to eat?"

 

"Hey, yous guys."

 

*cringe*

 

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Still can't brain sorry. 

 

Texted my roommate after therapy and def cried while doing it. Then felt super dumb. Then it was like two hours between messages after she'd said she'll come to graduation and I was convinced I royally fucked up somehow. Good times. 

 

Fucking praying my supervisor tells me I can leave early since I came in early. Not sure it will happen. 

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You're exhausted - which throws lots of things off.  I was a ZOMBIE when I got back from London.  Take some deep breaths (and a nap if you can manage it).  And {{HUGS}}.  There's a light at the end of the tunnel - and I SWEAR it's not a freight train.  YOU CAN DO THIS!

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Is there like a way to google bad puns related to plants or are everyone just so damn good at it? (The person who skipped the pun tax because she couldn't figure one out.)

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1 minute ago, Dagger said:

Is there like a way to google bad puns related to plants or are everyone just so damn good at it? (The person who skipped the pun tax because she couldn't figure one out.)

No need for pun tax. Totally fine. Don't worry. 

 

Im totally going to light some plants on fire. 

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2 minutes ago, Dagger said:

Is there like a way to google bad puns related to plants or are everyone just so damn good at it? (The person who skipped the pun tax because she couldn't figure one out.)

 

Some of us just have too much time on our hands....

 

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2 minutes ago, fleaball said:

No need for pun tax. Totally fine. Don't worry. 

 

Im totally going to light some plants on fire. 

Oh, I already figured out you kinda hate-love it, love-hate it? Or maybe just resigned to it?

 

I was just wondering because I keep thinking there can't be more plants— Oh, another plant used for a pun. And then another and another.

 

90% of my puns are unintentional, so I don't do them often. The remaining 10% are usually bad. I'm not sure if it is possible to do a good pun. But it can be bad or so bad it is funny.

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Wait wait there's a pun tax?? Well, I'll try not to get carawayed but who knows. Sometimes these things just keep cumin. I can only offer some sage advice; these things take thyme.

 

...

 

Fenugreek.

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Noooooo I just thought of a great title/concept for a challenge but this one has yet to start and I'm not changing. I am cry. 

 

Will for reals reply to everyone later when I can see all the posts on one screen. Phones are tiny and I am old and easily confused. 

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7 hours ago, fleaball said:

Noooooo I just thought of a great title/concept for a challenge but this one has yet to start and I'm not changing. I am cry. 

 

Will for reals reply to everyone later when I can see all the posts on one screen. Phones are tiny and I am old and easily confused. 

 

Yesssss. Join me in the Long List of Challenge Ideas club.

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On 4/20/2017 at 10:46 AM, Severine said:

Your brain and my brain can go to brain re-education camp together. Because right now this is the sort of thing I'm working with:

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My partner L did their PhD in Pittsburgh and their advisor was a sociolinguist who studied the Pittsburgh dialect. It is a very weird phenomenon.

 

 

Yeah I've heard some people say this and it is so weird. I think the closest thing I come to is sometimes saying "you guys" when talking to a group of people. Which I try not to do but sometimes happens anyway.

There's been a lot of that kind of braining lately too and I am not a fan. .At all.

 

Part of me is super jealous of L because it sounds like they studied some super fascinating stuff and part of me is just plain in awe because as interesting as I find linguistics and such, my brain goes numb after a certain level of analysis and technical stuff and I lose interest. 

 

HA. l think that's why I started saying y'all. to avoid 'you guys.' Which has since slipped back into my vocabulary, blargh. 

 

On 4/20/2017 at 10:46 AM, Wolfen said:

 

I'm totally going to start saying "close, but no hamburger" because hamburgers are better than cigars. :)

 

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 @_@

 

On 4/20/2017 at 10:48 AM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I meant my Texas :) 

Hurr durr that makes sense.

 

On 4/20/2017 at 4:02 PM, Bookish Badger said:

Who needs a reason? I just NEED an ACADEMIC PLEASURE FORTRESS!

 

*mentally starts knocking out walls and building an addition to make this happen*

On 4/19/2017 at 5:57 PM, Severine said:

I am still in awe that you can actually make useful paper writing progress on your phone. I need a whole academic pleasure fortress (desk, comfy chair, tea and snacks, music, possibly a scented candle) before I can finally get my brain to engage and start producing sentences I'd be willing to turn in.

Okay I would not turn down a pleasure fortress. of any kind, really. I just don't let myself have that luxury because it's hard to worry about things like that when oh shit this paper's due in an hour and I'm only halfway done.

 

On 4/20/2017 at 4:53 PM, Athaclena said:

1) Get a fashionable friend to take you to Chico's if you have one nearby.  They have everything from conservative to bold - it will fit, it will flatter and it will be comfortable.  I wish I could send my fashionable friend to you.  I totally did an entirely new wardrobe with her in a couple of hours there (and now have the basics I can add to).

2) And as a woman, it's not natural to ask for things.  It's why as a general rule women make less and get promoted less often.  I've had to fight tooth and nail to get out of that mindset and get those promotions and make the $$ I should for my skills.  Start early and small.  Even if it's just journalling.

3) I'm from the south (Charleston, SC), and while I purposefully got rid of my southern accent, Y'all is still totes in my vocab.

There's one near enough. I might save that idea for the future. Right now the only person I could ask is my roommate (making new friends is on the to do list for after school is over) and between asking her for something else and trying to coordinate schedules while also finishing my papers it would be too stressful. But thanks for the info!

 

Yeah, also on the to do list. Just a few more weeks and I can work on being a functional human again. 

 

Ha. I'm from Boston and totally don't have the accent. I'm not sure if I had it when I was a kid and trained myself out of it at some point or if I just never picked it up. I've literally surprised people when I say where I'm from because they can't tell. I'll take it. 

 

21 hours ago, Jarric said:

Whew, caught up, it was difficult cumin through all the herb puns to get here.

 

cumin-plant.jpg

(apparently that's a cumin plant?)

 

I've definitely grown up in a guess culture more than an ask culture (a bit of social awkwardness, a bit of Britishness I think), but I'm really fighting to ask more and guess less. It's amazing how often people say yes if you actually just ask the question (I realise your situation is not that simple, but just as a general point).

 

crap, I forgot to mention ask/guess culture to my therapist. Balls. And yeah you're right; usually when I ask the question I'm shocked at how easily someone agrees/answers/whatever. Trying to remind myself of that more often. It's def colored by my anxiety and whatever issues, and I think in this case it's also partly that I have a weird relationship with my roommate (as in I feel like she's such an adult who has her shit super together so we're totally on different planets because I see myself as the total opposite of that). One day I will solve all my issues. meh.

 

That plant looks weird.

 

11 hours ago, Bookish Badger said:

As long as your brain is only mostly dead, you'll get through this fine. It may not be fun, but you'll get through.

Derp, totally missed that despite how pleased I am with my title/theme. I keep reminding myself I only have two weeks left. Then I can remind myself what sleep is like.

 

11 hours ago, Athaclena said:

You're exhausted - which throws lots of things off.  I was a ZOMBIE when I got back from London.  Take some deep breaths (and a nap if you can manage it).  And {{HUGS}}.  There's a light at the end of the tunnel - and I SWEAR it's not a freight train.  YOU CAN DO THIS!

Naps and I are not friends. It takes me ages to fall asleep and when I wake up I'm usually worse off than pre-nap. Sad face. 

 

11 hours ago, Talos said:

I'm here to join in the fun. It was mint to be.

 

Ahem.

 

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I want to be mad, but mint is tasty.

 

10 hours ago, Dagger said:

Oh, I already figured out you kinda hate-love it, love-hate it? Or maybe just resigned to it?

 

I was just wondering because I keep thinking there can't be more plants— Oh, another plant used for a pun. And then another and another.

 

90% of my puns are unintentional, so I don't do them often. The remaining 10% are usually bad. I'm not sure if it is possible to do a good pun. But it can be bad or so bad it is funny.

Resigned, mostly. Like I'm not mad at anyone for it, but there's definitely a sense of "oh god why." I can't pun well either. As demonstrated several challenges ago by missing an obvious chance to make a bisexual pun and @Countess D'If swooping in with a zillion of them like two seconds later.

 

10 hours ago, Plazmotic said:

Wait wait there's a pun tax?? Well, I'll try not to get carawayed but who knows. Sometimes these things just keep cumin. I can only offer some sage advice; these things take thyme.

 

...

 

Fenugreek.

Argh.

 

2 minutes ago, NeverThatBored said:

 

Yesssss. Join me in the Long List of Challenge Ideas club.

haha I'm still sitting on a title I decided I wanted to use some time last year. I suppose it's not a terrible club to be in, all things considered.

 

ps hey @Tanktimus the Encourager is there a rule about cursing in thread titles? 

 

I think I'm caught up here now. I might be caught up with most other threads too? Now I'm going to watch another episode of Brooklyn nine-nine because even though I should have gone to bed hours ago, I'm wired and vaguely anxious about the stupid career day/networking thing on campus tomorrow. I don't have time, I don't actually want to have to network and make small talk with people for two hours or do a workshop on networking and elevator speeches. And yet these are things I really need to do. Plus a session on interviewing and salary negotiation. Adulting. Why.

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