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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because she likes making it or because she likes eating it?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because she likes eating it. And also because she always complains that I never cook for her.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today my bestest buddy from home is coming to visit for a week.

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Ahem.

I hope all your weekends are as brilliant as mine will be Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear it Alli. ^_^

Mine was up and down.
Up: Attended to Fourth Annual Cake Awareness Conference, organized by a friend of mine, and it was awesome. Also, there was lots of yummy cake.
Down: My hosts for the weekend have been having water leakage problems, and it has apparently created mold problems. For the first time I was put in the basement to sleep, and within an hour my throat started to tickle from an infection. It only feels like that when it's some foreign substance, mold or something, so I knew what it was. I spent the night waking up periodically to spray my throat with Vicks, and I spent the day out of the house, drinking honeyed tea. That paid off; by Saturday night it was feeling better. Felt bad for avoiding them, but I couldn't actually spend time in the house.
Up: Slept in on Sunday, because no classes!
Down: Finally caught the cold that I've been expecting, totally separate from the infection. Unusually, it seems to have settled in my ears. Perhaps because I was gong up and down from Jerusalem, so there were pressure changes, but when we got back Saturday night (Sunday morning), my ears refused to pop. They're still a little cottony.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asa and Alli, it sounds like you both had a wonderful weekend! ^__^

Last night I went to see one of my favorite plays with my parents. It was brilliant.

Today I seem to be experiencing an allergy attack. Ugh.

Today I failed to get any homework done. Oh well.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Valentine's Day, forumites!

I hope that everyone has found something worth loving today, even if not romantically.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today saw an amusing job advert: 'Must be money-motivated.'

Though it's nice to be able lay the groundwork for overtime negotiations early, I'm not sure many people apply purely for the pleasure of your company. Wink

Today did a fair bit of driving. Most of the morning infact. Seemed to go okay. Discovered instructor had given me the wrong date for the driving test - but he was only out by a day, so no biggy. 'nother car again. Apart from the lack of digital dash, I much prefer this car. Pedals aren't quite as sensitive & visibility is better.

Today, we finally swapped over the modems to the new one. Bye bye, BT, bye bye - your steadfast refusal to negotiate to a reasonable outcome has not done you any favours.

My mother says it seems slower - which in all fairness it well might - most companies ramp up the speed over the few days following an installation to see where it starts dropping too many packets. That said, I've not noticed it being significantly slower myself, even with streaming video.

Today relatively good really. Even got up at 8 in the morning. O_o

So not a morning person.

Got a bit of shuteye in the afternoon though. @_@zZZ
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Third day sick, second day off of work. Today I slept until 11, which is a rarity, but I think it really helped. I don't have work or classes tomorrow, but I will try and go to the misrad haklita early so I can get them to release my money.

Today I just finished watching the first half of My Fair Lady with my roommates - we've been trying to get together for a movie night since I moved in, this is the first time we've had an evening in common. It was wonderful. And, since I have a touch of laryngitis from my cold, I wasn't even tempted to sing along and ruin it. I did make comments about linguistics though. Couldn't help myself.

Good evening. ^_^
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Fair Lady! <3

Asa, you just summed up how my entire family reacts to that movie (the rare times we all watch it together). ^^

Today I love having an English major and a Psych minor, because it allows me to write papers diagnosing literary characters with mental disorders.

Today I wonder if there has been any progress made regarding my brother coming home this summer. He hasn't been home since he got married in 2009. Now that they've been married over two years, his wife can officially apply for a visa to the States. If it's granted, they'll be visiting for three whole months over the summer! I really hope it works out. It'd be nice to finally meet my sister-in-law.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today overall was good. I finally feel hale enough to be up and about, anyway. My laryngitis is fully settled in.

Went to the government today, got my monthly payment. (Downside: found out that they're only giving me about half of what they promised, since I'm getting some in my student stipend. Wasn't expecting that.) [Also, I think I left my temporary ID card there (the one that I got before I got my official one.) I'll have to call them tomorrow and make sure.]

Took my laundry in, and moved my desk back into my room. (Downside: I put two wool shirts in the wash by accident, and they shrank. I'm sad, but I haven't really worn them, it's that warm here, and they were old anyway. I'm determined not to be too torn up about it. So I gave them to my roommate to see if they'll fit her.)

Went to ulpan after missing the last two. (Downside: Spent the first hour and a half hacking and sniffling, so I went home halfway through. Took a phone call on my way home, which I shouldn't have done, and now I've lost half my remaining voice. So now I'm a baritone who can only speak softly. My parents would be so proud - I've finally learned to modulate my voice. *rolls eyes*)


So yes. Things got done, the day wasn't a loss, but nothing came without a shadow.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad that you're up and about Asa. Sorry to hear about the own parts of your day. =(

Last night what I'd assumed were allergies due to an early (it started in mid January) Spring turned into a full-blown cold. I was initially going to sleep in and skip my case study and my next class, but habit had other ideas in mind. So:

Today is one of the only days I was actually able to conduct my case study during class time and not recess and . . . my kid chose today to not come to school. Please be there on Friday. Pleeeeeaaaaseee. On the bright side I spent an hour this morning playing with adorable children. Who actually want to talk to me. ^_^

Today I think my creative writing teacher just blew everything I've ever thought about writing/literature out of the water--and it was amazing. In one class period the man completely changed my opinion on short fiction and writing in general. I'm still trying to figure out how exactly this happened. It was amazing, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asa, hope you feel better soon. Try and find happy-making things too Smile
Nu, if you figure it out do share! I'd love to know your opinions before and after the class too.

Today I have been very active. A walk to the lake (very uppy-downy for 30 minutes each way) tnen my friend and I went to a handball game (very fast paced for 30 minutes each half) and we just got back from an hour's swim.

Yesterday was just... incredible. My friend is only here for a week and in one day she saw snow, moose and the Aurora. I'm really chuffed she got to see it all ^_^
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear you're sick, Asa :/

Today I wonder what blind people see - if you close one of your eyes, or keeping both eyes open, and place your hand over one of your eyes - blocking out the light - you don't see darkness in that eye. Or at least I don't. You just see less of the world. Not as if someone's painted black over half of a bit of paper, but as if half the bit of paper is not there. And I wonder whether they see darkness, or just none of the world.

Or flashes of colour, vague shapes created from imagination.... It's not as if the underlying wiring in the brain isn't there. At least for most of them.

As I recall, blind people who can read Braille are in the minority. And their employment rate is much higher than the average - 90% vs ~30%. Since they've moved away from specialist schools for the blind, apparently, the percentage of people who can read Braille has taken a nosedive. Not much motivation to higher specialist teachers for the one or two blind kids, I would imagine.

Today, played around with different fonts in Word. So many horrible fonts, so difficult to read. My brain hurts.

Today the driving test is tomorrow. We've heard of confidence before. STRESSED >_<;

Dunno, tend to go into this sort of thing expecting some unseen lightning bolt to mess things up. Very risk-averse by nature, even with the knowledge that things would probably be better if I were less so.

Old advice circulates in the old noggin tonight. 'The nail that stands out gets hammered down.'

Amusingly a quick google search shows the Japanese may have a similar one:

The stake that sticks up gets hammered down.

Maybe from the same source - assuming it's actually true. Or just similar causes, I suppose.

Japanese is kinda pretty.

出る杭は打たれる。

Mind wandering around tonight.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nem wrote:

Today I wonder what blind people see

Well, "blind" is actually a really vague category. There are many different types of blindness and it varies quite a bit from person to person. Legal blindness is set at a vision of 20/200 with correction, I think. And that doesn't necessarily mean that they're completely devoid of sight--just that their eyesight is absolutely awful. I knew a lady who was legally blind, but could see movement, but nothing else. Some people can see color, but nothing (or little) else. There are quite a few records of people who are blind being able to see light--or at least differentiate between light and complete darkness. A lot of it depends on how they came to be blind--if they were born with it (a teacher of mine was born with underdeveloped eyes, and I don't think she was able to see anything--or maybe she said she could see light. Hmm.) or if their optical system was damaged--and what was damaged (it's a pretty complicated little set-up).

So, blind people might actually be able to "see" quite a lot, depending. It's just one of those things that's different for everyone.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, ^^; Well, I guess it's good that some of them can see something anyway ^_^

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Today, muhahahahahaaaa - passed the driving test.


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Nah - went quite well, fortunately. 4 faults. Nothing particularly eye-raising.

Was a bit where I thought I was going to get done for undue hesitation and slotted myself into a gap where it was perhaps a little tight - but the examiner said it was fine - saw the gap, stuck the foot down and got on with it. Had I gone slower he said that would have hung me. But he thought it was quite good that I didn't. ^_^

Asked the instructor about it afterwards - he said if I'd stayed there it would have been the examiner's fault really; he puts you there, if it takes a while to get out that's his bad luck.

Other than that, nothing of any consequence really. Wrong gear for going round a deceptively sharp corner but heard it start to go that way, stuck it down into a lower one and carried on fine.

Examiner was putting his pens away after the first couple of roads, which apparently is always a good sign.

Phew. That's that over and done with. Should hopefully make the old job prospects a bit better ^_^

I may be a little hyper right now. Cup of tea time now. Yes, yes. ^_^
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