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The nothing to do thread

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    A place to come if one is bored out of their pants and can think of nothing better to do.
    Or just have a general moan, like our power went of today and it is taking ages for the house to warm up again, my plates are frozen.
    And the bin men left my bin at least 6ft 7inches out of possition, and bread goe's mouldy
    rather than stale these days, how doe's that work?
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2008 #2

    lisab

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    What are "bin men", Woolie?

    Edit: I think the difference between bread going moldy vs. going stale is a difference of moisture content of the bread. Just my guess.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 #3
    I would think trash men.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 #4
    I remember reading about that kid who said he wanted to grow up and be a garbage man, and everybody belittled his values - but I agree with his attitude. I mean, with the state of the world, who cares?

    I also thought today about how I have nothing against the post office. I know most people hate it, but today I sent a package out that I sold on ebay, and it was just about 5 bucks or so with confirmation. It was a small item, but I had put it in a box, packaged neatly, considering that it might be something that would break in the envelopes they give you.

    UPS and FedEx might have better tracking, but it's more expensive and sometimes it even takes longer, and is really more for big business rather than small business or individuals sellers like myself.

    I placed two orders on Amazon one and for some reason one order shipped USPS, the other UPS, and so I timed them and the one from USPS came first, even though it was being shipped from father away.

    There were a lot of people there, which, since I wasn't in a hurry, didn't bother me and even bumped into a neighbor, who invited me to the local "christmas tree" party our neighborhood has.

    Sometimes I just like to walk to the post office, and put the envelop in the "blue bullfrog" as one writer put it. I've never had a problem with it.

    So that's what I did and thought about today, how I'm glad at least we still have a post office.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 #5

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    I'm still wearing pants, so I suppose that means I can't come here?
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 #6
    You started wearing pants????

    I've made a huge mistake.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2008 #7

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    Oh goodie, this is where I need to be tonight. :biggrin: I'm finishing up writing student evaluations. They're due today...I still have a half hour left of "today." :rolleyes: I always, always, always procrastinate these until the very end. I'm still procrastinating the last few. How many ways is there to say someone was a good student? The very best and very worst are easiest to write, because there is either something really special to say about them, or very little to say about them. All the ones in the middle are tough though. I'd really rather just give them all grades. A, A, B, B, B, B, B, C. See, that would be easier than narrative evaluations. Thank goodness it's only one small class that does this! The crappy part is that I think the only time they ever get read is if a student is struggling in other courses and the academic standards committee needs to dig up more information to see if they are worth remediating or should just be kicked out. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 #8

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    Well, I could wear a skirt, but I don't really have the legs for it. (Nor the gender)
     
  10. Dec 8, 2008 #9
    It's good to know that professors have busy work too.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2008 #10

    Math Is Hard

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    Man, it's cold. I'm typing the last bits of my last paper and my hands are shaking. brrrr. Don't fail me now fingers. I need to graduate.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2008 #11

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    (shouldn't that be me plates are frozen? :rolleyes:)

    Try running up and down the apples and pears, or across the frog and toad and back. :wink:
     
  13. Dec 9, 2008 #12
    this season of House is getting intense. so intense!

    This thread is perfect for pointing this out. thanks, Wolram.

    (also I'm way too nervous for exams. but i'd rather not think about that)
     
  14. Dec 9, 2008 #13
    Aren't you in LA? Quit yer whinin. I can sit on my balcony in the Valley in my shorts right now.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2008 #14

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    I got a letter from bin/trash/garbage man/collector that the price goes up 50% from the January 1st.

    I was at the post office yesterday to send some packets and mail and they had no correct stamps, so the lady put all my mail on the side to put stamps on them later. I wonder if she will remember these were all priority letters, that should leave the office before 3 p.m. - I was at the post office around 2 p.m. to be sure they will make it.

    My internet is still in hiccup mode. Its like playing with a toddler one of the oldest games in the world - now you see me, now you don't.

    But basically I am fine. I have played kind of a practical joke yesterday, I wonder if it will work. Time will show. IF it will work, I will tell you.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2008 #15

    neu

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    Isn't boredom a prerequisite of visiting this forum anyway?

    This thread introduces a super level of dullness.
     
  17. Dec 9, 2008 #16

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    Just when I had finally switched allegiances from the consistently inconsistent always underacheiving (when they're not too busy overachieving) Toronto Raptors to a winning team (go Blazers!), Brian finally fires Smitch and gives me new false hope. B&st$rd!
     
  18. Dec 9, 2008 #17
    Thems fightin' werds 'round dese parts pardner. Ya best be watchin' wut you be sayin'
     
  19. Dec 9, 2008 #18
    daamn. ... 's'about to get real up in this bizznatch.
     
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  20. Dec 9, 2008 #19

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    I can not run across the frog and toad, my minced pies do not use infrared and it is like a coal hole out there.

    MIH
    Man, it's cold. I'm typing the last bits of my last paper and my hands are shaking. brrrr. Don't fail me now fingers. I need to graduate.

    Hells bells, how can hot stuff be cold, is the sister power depleted.
     
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  21. Dec 9, 2008 #20

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    Cor, strike a light (then)! :biggrin:
     
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