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      CommentAuthorFishelle
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
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    I got a job! It won't be the funnest job, and it'll mean living with my parents again this summer, but still! I have rent money!
    If I can get a part time thing on campus at my university in the fall, I'm gonna buy myself a car.
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    This arrived in the mail today, I am so damn happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Diploma
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
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    CONGRATS CARA!!! That's so awesome!

    And another congrats to Trishelle! Yay job!

    Lessee...yesterday I decided to hook up the lighting rig for the first time (finally got the part from China) and experimented with some self portraits taken with it and the new remote that I just got. The result was pretty decent and I look forward to reading The Strobist and experimenting more. And I really can't wait for the umbrella to come in!

    Today I found that I have lost some weight and I'm moving in to the more comfortable area that I was in pre-winter (the season had me gaining 15lbs. I've lost 5 so far). Also, I bought beer that wasn't available at my store before!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
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    Hooray Waltonsare!! I get my B.S. soon, soooo excited.

    And Hooray Oldhat!

    Wednesday was my last spinning class of the quarter, and my instructor said she think's I'd make a great spin instructor and should get certified. Then today I got complimented on ym supported handstand by another student. And I'm back on track to losing weight.

    I also just gave my oral presentation for my discussion section for a class, and out of all of the pitches, mine was voted as the best one to present in lecture, so I gave my pitch again to the lecture hall. It was nerve wracking, but also really cool that I was able to deliver a pitch that well :D
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
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    @thewaltonsare That is fantastic. Congratulations.
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
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    Congratulations, thewaltonsare!!! That thing represents a helluva lot of work, I'm betting!
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
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    I finally convinced my wife to buy a IEU t-shirt.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
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    I did some things! There was cleaning and there was online posting and there was exercising! And I never put on sock!
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      CommentAuthorDenari
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
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    Congrats Cara. Nice work.

    Good things: Think I have an agent for the children's book I'm writing. Was given a free novel and promised more by the publishers where I am doing work experience. My second burlesque review is live HERE

    Bad things: Single again, after a heady five weeks of dating a rather nice young lady. Meh. Her loss, or so I keep telling myself.
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
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    Congratulations thewaltonsare! :D
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
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    Cigarette of Victory! I managed to change my car's headlight with only mild swearing and one incidence of bodily injury, a new best.
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    Couple of things:

    1. Graduated. Now I need to find a job.

    2. Just finished looking at the beautiful Molly Crabapple's Digital Sketchbook file. I now hate Warren for introducing her work to me.

    EDIT: @thewaltonsare. Congrats.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
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    I finished processing my stereo photos from Maker Faire.

    Here's the flickr set.
    Cupcake Cart
    You'll need a pair of those red/green glasses to view that in 3D.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
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    Congratz Lemon
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
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    Stefan, I ran into that guy at Burning Man. That cupcake car is so neat!
    • CommentAuthorDrew_badly
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2011 edited
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    I've got tickets for Chris Cunningham and two days to do what I like in London this week. No commitments, no meetings, I'm going to find pretty stuff to look at.

    PS Congrats Cara!
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2011
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    Glad for Cowboy Bebop, wanton soup, mochas, cigarettes and Nine Inch Nails. Not that it was the worst day or that I was really going to do anything to anyone, but it would have been worse without these.
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      CommentAuthorStraiit
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2011
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    Seems like I might be getting a tv show, scandinavian version of River Cottage. Life is strange.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2011
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    Second shop order is in progress, the day is sunny and I have been getting out and about a bit. Sleep is still bad but that's my bad. Tommorow I go to poke around Collectormania in Milton Keynes tommorow.
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    Walked into a gang fight yesterday, and managed to walk out mostly unscathed.

    I was in my office, and I hard a loud noise on the day room floor, and a bunch of inmates scattered. I walked out, and saw one inmate with a bloody nose, and another being held back by one of his gang associates. I told everyone to go to their cells and went to call my Lieutenant, when BOOM! it sounded like a bomb went off. There were somewhere around ten people fighting, all around me, a couple chairs flew in the air, I ducked one. I went to step back, and hit my radio alarm, calling for back up. Inmates were running everywhere, several of them were fighting. Someone picked up a wet floor sign and started bashing someone else's face in. I was alone with somewhere over ninety inmates, and ten to fifteen were actually fighting. The rest were running all over the place. I felt pretty impotent; there's not a lot one man can do alone in that situation. Everything was happening so fast, and back up takes so long to show up.

    Three inmates holed up in one cell while the other gang threw chairs and bloody wet floor signs at them.

    Lt. shows up with a bunch of co-workers, and we start taking inmates down, cuffing them and getting them off the floor. Those that don't want to be picked up get the Hell out of the way. I start locking cells, securing the unit. I'm in the corner, badly lit area, and as I go to secure a cell, I slip in blood and almost fall, but instead I my left foot keeps sliding forward with no traction in the blood, and I succeed at doing the forward splits. I've never been that flexible.

    The unit gets secured without too many problems, a couple of inmates are taken to the hospital, another few are put in segregation. My unit is trashed, there is blood everywhere, and then my shift is over and I go home. Hadn't had a drink in several weeks due to trying to encourage my girlfriend to quit drinking, but I decided I needed to self medicate. Stayed at the bar for only a couple hours, went home and passed out until she got home from work. I was still shaking a bit. I still keep thinking of what I could have/should have done differently, but at all in all, I'm just glad I walked away in one piece. There's never a guarantee of that in this business.

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