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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:57 am

If you want to know more about silicone-based agricultural pesticides or herbicides I'm you man. I can also help you with any questions you mighnt have about low-density microcellular foam.

How did I get involved in this line of work? :?
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:14 pm

Wasabi green peas - übersnack or vile Japanese import? I vote for the former.
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Postby Mechanical Grace » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:11 pm

Definitely the former. And, paired with a really good pint of ale, a combination to rival milk and cookies.

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Postby bambooneedle » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:50 am

StrictTime wrote:One of his favourite pastimes is starting a conversation: 'Hey Cate, Elvis Costello sucks.'

That's like some young people I've met who think that Elvis Costello, no matter how much of a brainy genius he is, and what level of undeniable rock star status he carries, is still some sort of irredeemably uncool nerd... weird. One of them even told me that she thought Elvis was "the super sneaky type".

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Postby mood swung » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:45 am

oily slick is a fun guy. so much fun, in fact, that he can almost make baseball interesting.
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Postby StrictTime » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:02 am

That's like some young people I've met who think that Elvis Costello, no matter how much of a brainy genius he is, and what level of undeniable rock star status he carries, is still some sort of irredeemably uncool nerd...


Most people my age just go 'Who?' Barring that, it's 'Oh he's cool. I like that song, Pump It Up,' or 'I hate that guy, he's so dumb.'

....My little brother of course, hates him because I love him. It is all redeemed, though, by the 13 year old who has started putting Elvis tracks on his iPod. Gives me the warm fuzzies.
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Postby so lacklustre » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:11 pm

i likes warm fuzzies.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:17 pm

Mechanical Grace wrote:Definitely the former. And, paired with a really good pint of ale, a combination to rival milk and cookies.

I like them with bourbon and coffee, myself.
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Postby mood swung » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:58 pm

it's been a bad couple of days to be old.

and famous.
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:18 pm

It's very difficult to focus on work when all you can think about is the 5 days that remain until your wedding. At least tomorrow is my last day.
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Postby bambooneedle » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:06 pm

StrictTime wrote:....My little brother of course, hates him because I love him. It is all redeemed, though, by the 13 year old who has started putting Elvis tracks on his iPod. Gives me the warm fuzzies.

Has started? Are you recommending anything in particular to him?

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Postby StrictTime » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:35 pm

bambooneedle wrote: Has started? Are you recommending anything in particular to him?


No, not at all. I find it much better to have him discover things on his own. He's a lot like me in that way. You recommend something, maybe, but if you tell us to listen to something, we have an allergic reaction. Ruined David Bowie for me (and him, I quite suspect) until further notice.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:47 am

BlueChair wrote:It's very difficult to focus on work when all you can think about is the 5 days that remain until your wedding. At least tomorrow is my last day.


Wedding plans (and worries) consume you up until the wedding and the speeches are over. It's only then that you can really relax.

Good luck to you both for your wedding day. And I hope your faces don't hurt too much from the permanent smiling!

See you next week!!!
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Postby bambooneedle » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:11 am

StrictTime wrote:
bambooneedle wrote: Has started? Are you recommending anything in particular to him?


No, not at all. I find it much better to have him discover things on his own. He's a lot like me in that way. You recommend something, maybe, but if you tell us to listen to something, we have an allergic reaction. Ruined David Bowie for me (and him, I quite suspect) until further notice.

The obsessive level of Bowie admiring does sometimes get out of control ... 8)

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Postby StrictTime » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:33 am

bambooneedle wrote:The obsessive level of Bowie admiring does sometimes get out of control ... 8)


That's my dad to a 'T.' I come from a long line of music obsessives.
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Postby miss buenos aires » Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:13 am

I'm getting a mattress delivered on Monday. How much should I tip the people who deliver it?

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:18 am

Do they have to carry it up 5 flights or something?

If not, $5 to each guy.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:22 am

I played Power Rangers with my 3 year old nephew last night and ran around the garden in my work suit killing imaginary baddies. Having played with him for ages he decided he did not want me to go to his 4th birthday party in in a few weeks' time.

When I told Mrs VG she asked me if she was invited to his party. I had to reply that I didn't ask because I couldn't have coped with the rejection had he said she could go but I couldn't. :lol:
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:27 am

My little guy loves Power Rangers. I've tried to discourage him, but to no avail. When it comes on, he gets out his plastic Star Wars light sabre and jumps around in front of the TV, laying waste to imaginary villains and making explode-y sounds.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:35 am

:lol: Cool!

It's funny playing this with my nephew as I have not got a clue about Power Rangers. Every now and then I have to jump and kick imaginary baddies whilst shouting "Ya!".

I used to also play Biker Mice From Mars (don't ask :lol: ) with him and this meant crawling around on the floor pushing a giant mouse around on his motorcycle.

The things we do :lol:
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:43 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:I used to also play Biker Mice From Mars (don't ask :lol: ) with him and this meant crawling around on the floor pushing a giant mouse around on his motorcycle.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby miss buenos aires » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:01 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:Do they have to carry it up 5 flights or something?

If not, $5 to each guy.


Nah, it's on the first floor. $5 sounds kind of low, but I have a tendency to overtip.

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:55 pm

Cultural difference: if you were paying to have a mattress delivered here, you wouldn't tip.
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Postby bambooneedle » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:59 pm

miss buenos aires wrote:I'm getting a mattress delivered on Monday. How much should I tip the people who deliver it?

Don't decide on anything to do with a tip until they have completed the delivery. I had a questionable delivery service try to coax a sympathy tip from me. The goons weren't even part of the sale deal, the timber company had hired them. But they asked me for a $30 tip, because "aw, we brought it down two flights of stairs", "we were really extra careful not to chip it around corners" (did anyway, well minor denting), "this job took us ages because we had to be extra careful loading it in the truck".... things already they get paid to do! And they had this phony sprightly enthusiasm about them, as if they really cared about placing it exactly where it went and everything... it was ridiculous. So they got nothing.
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