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    Finally among the employed masses once again ! Which means I have interbuttz again.
    I haven't frequented these halls for a while. Good to see you all!
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2012
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    @DavidLejeune: InLight Entertainment.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012
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    Congratulations, Morac. :)

    After pulling an all-nighter, I finally finished some Juno Award submissions for work. I hope our client gets a nomination.

    Spent the evening eating chocolate chips and watching Megamind (a very cute film). And now...bed, I think.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2012
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    Let's see, what's good?

    Started an internship yesterday. Love it already. I love tangible, ongoing projects, you know, where you can continuously generate improvements, rather than trying to cram all your best work in before a set deadline. School is alright, and all, but I really do just need to get a cool job already.

    Visit home over the weekend was fantastic. Spent some quality research time at the public library (there's no genealogy research access at my university, nor the public library system here in Montreal) and decided on a laptop. Waiting for someone to order it in here so I can get started on the horrific learning curve that will be Windows 8.

    Moving this weekend. The guy whose room I'm currently subletting came home yesterday, so it'll be cozy for a few days -- then I'll have way too much space for myself, as the apartment I've found is really a two-person couple's spot. Weekend after will involve a carful of friends visiting from Toronto, which will be even nicer, although scheduled right in the crunch time of my essay-writing. Meh. I'll need some bloodletting and drinking by that time, I'm sure.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2012
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    Birthday dinner for my mom's uncle, Alfonso, 85, visiting from Mexico with lots of extended family. Fun stories, crazy jokes and crazy heavy Mexican food.

    Ok, diet starts now. Ish.
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2012
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    guys, saw the Hurricane Sandy Thread...bloody hell,
    is Thor mad at America or something??

    Glad to see everyone's OK!

    We should have had a complete roll call for our American Members,saluting and everything.
    Oh well...Roll on December 21st!!...Er...

    Heri Mkocha
    https://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2012 edited
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    I had the time of my life in the last 1,5 weeks while attending the AESD research diver course. It's great to finally land on the thing that you were clearly supposed to do since you were a kid, and the life took some weird turns. I burned my last holiday days for this course, which was about biological underwater sampling techniques. Up at seven every day, more or less 12 hour long days on and in the sea, learning a shitload of new things every day, both about practical fieldwork, diving and science in general. I got some tentative but very promising comments that just may lead to some actual employment in the field of marine biology even in next spring or summer. This is awesome as balls, but a leeeetle bit of a long shot. Nevertheless, the light in the end of the tunnel just might be a disco ball after all.

    I'll have to say, without any hyperbole, that the AESD school has been the most rewarding and motivating thing I've done in my adult life. Now I'll just have to figure out where to get the money to pay the 900 euros this autumn's course costs, plus a couple of hundred for a VHF radio license and a coastal navigation certification >.<

    EDIT: Bloggery! Diving For Science – An Autumn Of AESD Research Diver School
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2012
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    I just put the green stain on the telecaster.

    I think my erection punched a hole in the ceiling.

    It glows.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2012
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    So huh.

    First I be one of the lucky ones to get a very special edition collaboration brew in advance for review, making me the source of jealousy of a LOT of people in the country right now.

    Then I have one of the best nights out with one of my oldest and dearest friends. Really was able to relax.

    As that's happening I checked my e-mail and it turns out that I've been asked to be a part of the committee for the Toronto chapter of Barley's Angels, a group that sets out to educate women about the world of craft beer.

    Damn.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2012
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    Weekend suddenly went from being a working weekend to a traffic jam of stuff to do. But it's all theatre and so I love it. (I'd love it more if I could make a living on it, but anyway...) Getting a friend out of a jam by running board for a staged reading, going to part of a clowning workshop (yes, clown class, make the jokes if you like it'll Make Me Better), and coffee with my bud first thing in the morning.

    No sleeping in though. Barely any sleeping at all in fact.

    And then tonight after the main show I'm doing I hung out for nearly two hours talking theatre and things with a cute young man. I expect nothing but mutual understanding of each other's creative interests...but it was nice. I guess I'm at that old lady stage where it's just nice to share the company of an attractive youngster. *goes off to get her walker*
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2012
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    Here's where we are after two coats of stain and one coat of oil:

    Green stain & oil
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    So, yesterday, THIS happened...

    New offspring

    new offspring

    Baby girl, don't know her name yet, it'll come to us. Mother fine, very very happy and relieved.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2012
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    @JP CONGRATS!!
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2012
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    @JP Congratulations!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2012
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    woooo!!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2012
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    Welcome to Earth!

    Congrats, JP!!!
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2012
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    Woohoo! Congratulations to the new hoo-man and the parental units!
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2012
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    Warrenetta?
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2012
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    Congrats, JP! Taking any name suggestions?
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2012
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    Whooohoo! Congrats JP!

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