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Re: Joys and Good News

Post by Mara_ on Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:18 pm

eselle28 wrote:"The dinosaurs are in the sky now, with God."

- an observation by a 3 1/2 year-old

Oh wow, you have a tiny syncretism pro there. <3
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Re: Joys and Good News

Post by Werel on Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:32 pm

Sometimes elderly missionaries who approach you in public are surprisingly chill when you calmly lay out a few reasons you're not a Christian anymore and they just go "hm, yep, those are some legit thoughts," and then they pray for you to do well in your studies and leave you alone. It's nice to be reminded not to get kneejerk pissy at people who are out doing their earnest best to bring comfort to strangers.
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Re: Joys and Good News

Post by Enail on Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:04 pm

I don't know why, but scramble crossings make me feel like an excited 8-yr-old, every single time.
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Post by WJMorris3 on Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:54 pm

Enail wrote:I don't know why, but scramble crossings make me feel like an excited 8-yr-old, every single time.
Assuming this is a Canadian thing that we don't have in the United States. What is it?

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Post by Enail on Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:40 pm

It's not specifically a Canadian thing, it's when at an intersection, there's a time for pedestrians to cross in all directions (including diagonal).
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Re: Joys and Good News

Post by nearly_takuan on Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:11 pm

I didn't know they were called that, but I saw a scramble crossing while driving near University of Washington and it really was very exciting.

Also, I'm engaged.
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Post by Enail on Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Oh, wow, huge congratulations, Nearly!

(and thank you for affirming that scramble crossings are exciting to other non-8-yr-olds!)
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Post by nearly_takuan on Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:40 pm

I drove my car into somebody else's car. Even with insurance, this is costing (and is going to continue costing) a lot of money and a lot of time.

I'm posting this here because:
- nobody had a scratch after the collision.
- the other driver's vehicle sustained only superficial damage; inconvenience to her is much less than it could have been.
- girlfriend/partner/fiancee was super super nice to me for about 24 hours following the accident (is now back to playfully griping about the inconveniences of living without a vehicle).
- a friend let me borrow her car a few days later, and I was nervous but nothing bad happened.
- damage to my car was pretty bad, but my insurance company is willing to repair it for me anyway and things can mostly go back to the way they were minus a few hundred dollars and a very stressful week for me and my partner.
- the other driver acted (in hindsight) very suspiciously for someone who supposedly wasn't at fault and totally had right-of-way, and was also excessively rude/mean/selfish even considering the circumstances, so at least I don't have to feel guilty about having accidentally inconvenienced a nice person.

I mean, this still really fucking sucks and I'd vastly prefer to live in the parallel universe where this specific event didn't occur, but it was good to receive some love/care from a small but very accommodating Team Me.
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Post by Werel on Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:02 pm

Double congrats on the engagement and having a solid Team You! Not so much congrats on the wreck, but no one being hurt is the better outcome available there.
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Post by Werel on Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:28 pm

Book finished, submitted, and accepted with no revisions by publisher. The first two things took place about six weeks ago, but I was holding my breath until the third thing happened this morning. Now I just get to think about cover art. Loopy
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Post by Enail on Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:19 pm

That's awesome, Werel! Cover art sounds like the fun part!
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Re: Joys and Good News

Post by eselle28 Today at 12:44 am

So, I got a job. This time, it's one that fits my credentials and pays about as well as the one I had a couple years ago (lower salary, but cushy benefits that more than make up for it). It's maybe not my dream position, but damn is it a step up from what I had been doing.
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Re: Joys and Good News

Post by Werel Today at 1:30 am

Shiny/thrilled Congrats, eselle, that's awesome!!
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Post by Enail Today at 1:13 pm

Yay, that's so great! Way to go, Eselle!
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Post by Wondering Today at 1:13 pm

Congrats!

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