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« Reply #10080 on: October 04, 2011, 01:25:34 PM »
Celtic, if that is supposed to be a hint, I would work on your subtlety. Just a friend? ;)

And *, L.M.A.O. I actually never saw the appeal of doctors. I was always pining after military men/police officers/anyone with a uniform including at one time my UPS delivery guy (scrubs and the white coat doesn't really count to me, though). And military men:

-Work really long hours
-Are away from the house for days/weeks/months/years at a time
-May possibly return changed
-May DIE at work.

It's the uniform, I guess. And the life-saving thing, perhaps... :)


IT IS FREEZING in my apartment. They are NOW replacing the boiler and it won't be up and running until the end of the week. It's only 69 degrees outside but for some reason it feels much colder in here. After finishing some work, I went into storage and pulled out all of my sweaters. It's a matter of time, anyway.

Cast iron sectional boilers, for the win.  They could probably have one of those installed in a day or so, depending on consignment at the local rep.

Edit - BTW, you should smack your maintenance guys for only knowing now that the boiler is out.  Smart people always do a summer run to make sure everything operates before it gets cold.
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Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

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« Reply #10081 on: October 04, 2011, 01:31:35 PM »

Cast iron sectional boilers, for the win.  They could probably have one of those installed in a day or so, depending on consignment at the local rep.

Edit - BTW, you should smack your maintenance guys for only knowing now that the boiler is out.  Smart people always do a summer run to make sure everything operates before it gets cold.
I'm convinced that my landlord is evil or lazy.

I'm leaning toward the latter because our oven has been broken for a month and they are still "ordering" the part to fix it. I had to make my lemon-oregano chicken (YUM) in our toaster oven yesterday and accidentally got all butter all over the inside. Go me. I miss having an oven and I don't know how we're going to do the turkey this Thanksgiving if they don't fix it before then.

PS What are cast iron sectional boilers? Educate me. I have no idea what you're talking about. I could google, though...couldn't I...
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She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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« Reply #10082 on: October 04, 2011, 03:11:17 PM »

Cast iron sectional boilers, for the win.  They could probably have one of those installed in a day or so, depending on consignment at the local rep.

Edit - BTW, you should smack your maintenance guys for only knowing now that the boiler is out.  Smart people always do a summer run to make sure everything operates before it gets cold.
I'm convinced that my landlord is evil or lazy.

I'm leaning toward the latter because our oven has been broken for a month and they are still "ordering" the part to fix it. I had to make my lemon-oregano chicken (YUM) in our toaster oven yesterday and accidentally got all butter all over the inside. Go me. I miss having an oven and I don't know how we're going to do the turkey this Thanksgiving if they don't fix it before then.

PS What are cast iron sectional boilers? Educate me. I have no idea what you're talking about. I could google, though...couldn't I...

You could Google it...or I could tell you.  Basically the boiler uses cast iron sections rather than tubes (these sections are smaller, generally heavier but smaller) so the boiler can be brought in and put together like an $11,000 Lego set.  Larger boilers are often put in while the building is being built since they are too big to go in through regular, non-elephant sized, doorways.  A cast iron sectional boiler can be used in an existing building, just each section is wheeled in one at a time and then the trim, controls, etc., are added and it is piped into the existing system.  Smaller ones are built on the same concept but most of the ones we sell are already assembled.  The big ones are in pieces.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

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« Reply #10083 on: October 04, 2011, 03:26:21 PM »

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« Reply #10084 on: October 04, 2011, 05:29:29 PM »
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« Reply #10085 on: October 04, 2011, 08:04:02 PM »
I like watching Biggest Loser with a bag of donuts in my lap. Time for the show! Wheeeeee!

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« Reply #10086 on: October 04, 2011, 09:37:58 PM »
That nose picture was really not necessary.  :-[
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« Reply #10087 on: October 04, 2011, 09:41:53 PM »
Personally I'm jealous of how many nose hairs that guy (girl?) has. If only I weren't a compulsive plucker.

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« Reply #10088 on: October 04, 2011, 09:43:44 PM »
Vamrat, thanks for the explanation. I am assuming that you work with boilers. :P I'm surprised we actually aren't getting one that could be put together so quickly, like you described. But the apartment building I'm living in was built in the 30s (I love how sturdy it is!) and maybe that has something to do with it.

My little space heater in my office is sufficing for the moment, luckily. And someone gave Mr. Ismi and I these matching AMAZZZING blankets for wedding presents. I can't recommend them enough. That should tide us over for the weather transition. (That's what I realized -- once it's been 40 degrees for a few weeks, I'm okay, but I can't stand the initial temperature drop.)

Asterisk, ICK!

My line has to do with the woman in my avatar, singer Regina Spektor. I love fairly big, interesting noses on both men and women, and she's got a nice one. I don't want the one in the picture you posted!

She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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« Reply #10089 on: October 05, 2011, 09:13:30 AM »
That nose picture was really not necessary.  :-[

Agreed.  It briefly made me contemplate suicide.
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« Reply #10090 on: October 05, 2011, 11:30:32 AM »
Fourth time in as many weeks, car broken down.

Even when things are going well. Not fun.

What I wouldn't give my old mechanic back. Cheap, good, pick up the car, drop it off. Cocaine IS a helluva drug. darn.
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« Reply #10091 on: October 05, 2011, 01:04:59 PM »
It's about 75 degrees and my body is getting very confused. I get sick with extreme temperature changes. Oh, joy.

Escaped to do some errands briefly because the whole place smells like gas. Plus, some P.I.T.A in my apartment turned the shower to the "annihilate" setting and it's stuck there. My upper arms are still red. Who wants their shower to turn into a fire hose? Seriously.
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« Reply #10092 on: October 05, 2011, 02:17:48 PM »
Fourth time in as many weeks, car broken down.

Even when things are going well. Not fun.

What I wouldn't give my old mechanic back. Cheap, good, pick up the car, drop it off. Cocaine IS a helluva drug. darn.

Actually it never really "broke" down. It just needed maintenance. The third time confirm (to me at least) a fear I am having tested: blown head gasket and probably a cracked head.

$9 / day . . . I dunno.
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« Reply #10093 on: October 05, 2011, 10:40:36 PM »
Sorry I have to ask this, but what car is it?
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« Reply #10094 on: October 06, 2011, 01:06:31 AM »
So like me you are going to be doomed to walking and riding the bus? Sucks to be you, if so.

Also, how did a fly get into my apartment? All the doors and windows are closed, except for a split second when I'm going in and out once a day. I think they're getting in through the air vents. Have to be.

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« Reply #10095 on: October 06, 2011, 01:06:34 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

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« Reply #10096 on: October 06, 2011, 02:29:49 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Unfair! My apology was whisked away when the thread which shall not be named was locked down!

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« Reply #10097 on: October 06, 2011, 02:47:29 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Wait
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« Reply #10098 on: October 06, 2011, 02:51:05 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Wait

I demand this debasement of my imagine to end now!

lulz. Since it got zarked. Well played achronos!

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« Reply #10099 on: October 06, 2011, 02:55:25 AM »
You know what's scary Jason?

Your address is on Google too.
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« Reply #10100 on: October 06, 2011, 02:56:34 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Wait

I demand this debasement of my imagine to end now!

lulz. Since it got zarked. Well played achronos!



I have to say, all the stuff about rolling with gangs, &c., has started to become less believable, haha.
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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« Reply #10101 on: October 06, 2011, 02:58:23 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Wait

I demand this debasement of my imagine to end now!

lulz. Since it got zarked. Well played achronos!



I have to say, all the stuff about rolling with gangs, &c., has started to become less believable, haha.

LMAO
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« Reply #10102 on: October 06, 2011, 03:08:23 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Wait

I demand this debasement of my imagine to end now!

lulz. Since it got zarked. Well played achronos!



I have to say, all the stuff about rolling with gangs, &c., has started to become less believable, haha.

LMAO

Come visit!

Darn cameras! And deleted threads! lulz.
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« Reply #10103 on: October 06, 2011, 03:10:11 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Wait

I demand this debasement of my imagine to end now!

lulz. Since it got zarked. Well played achronos!



I have to say, all the stuff about rolling with gangs, &c., has started to become less believable, haha.

LMAO

Come visit!
Maybe on my road trip to Pittsburgh, hope to buy Justin a few beers.

BTW I had a dream two nights ago about this very avatar, crazy deja vu.
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« Reply #10104 on: October 06, 2011, 03:12:57 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Wait

I demand this debasement of my imagine to end now!

lulz. Since it got zarked. Well played achronos!



I have to say, all the stuff about rolling with gangs, &c., has started to become less believable, haha.

LMAO

Come visit!
Maybe on my road trip to Pittsburgh, hope to buy Justin a few beers.

BTW I had a dream two nights ago about this very avatar, crazy deja vu.

On second thought . . . I think I will do quite well living in America's Most Dangerous Neighborhood (TM)*

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« Reply #10105 on: October 06, 2011, 03:13:53 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Wait

I demand this debasement of my imagine to end now!

lulz. Since it got zarked. Well played achronos!



I have to say, all the stuff about rolling with gangs, &c., has started to become less believable, haha.

LMAO

Come visit!
Maybe on my road trip to Pittsburgh, hope to buy Justin a few beers.

BTW I had a dream two nights ago about this very avatar, crazy deja vu.

On second thought . . . I think I will do quite well living in America's Most Dangerous Neighborhood (TM)*

*fluctuates periodically from 5th to 1st.
The site that pulled the address had a Google Street View, talk about some scary stuff...
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« Reply #10106 on: October 06, 2011, 03:27:26 AM »
Regarding the newly found pic of orthonorm... I knew he was a dork, I just knew it. From the moment I first saw him, talking about how Nietzsche was misunderstood and all that crap, I knew he was one of us. Had to be. And now there is visual, undeniable, glorious proof.  Awesome!

Wait

I demand this debasement of my imagine to end now!

lulz. Since it got zarked. Well played achronos!



I have to say, all the stuff about rolling with gangs, &c., has started to become less believable, haha.

LMAO

Come visit!
Maybe on my road trip to Pittsburgh, hope to buy Justin a few beers.

BTW I had a dream two nights ago about this very avatar, crazy deja vu.

On second thought . . . I think I will do quite well living in America's Most Dangerous Neighborhood (TM)*

*fluctuates periodically from 5th to 1st.
The site that pulled the address had a Google Street View, talk about some scary stuff...

Am I going to have to forward your info to the cyberstalking folk?

Everyone, this is what you get for helping someone out in RL. I will be glorified one day for the abuse I take in my name.

My neighborhood is a ponderous study of American extremity:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over-the-Rhine

The local wikipedians keep erasing the neighborhood crime data versus the rest of nation as determined by a bunch of insurance actuaries and race riot we had 10 years ago.

The Gateway corridor is lulz. It is 3/4 a block of high end niche restaurants and bars attempting to "re-vitalize" the area. Cops basically shut the area down at night for the young, pretty, and rich to play.

And a block away you can find prostitutes and dope boys all over the map.

All sorta differences the way white flight happened here in Cincinnati than in the rest of America, except OTR, where pretty much everyone sorta hit the road.

And yet nearly every damn abandoned building is historically preserved. And the neighborhood is nearly vacant and huge (places to klll people). But the areas which are lived in other than a few streets like mine are about as dicey as I have lived in the States. Dicier. That whole highest crime rate thing.



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« Reply #10107 on: October 06, 2011, 03:43:18 AM »
I was surprised you provided your full name on the email. Sorry I like to pull up info on someone who I'm discussing with, like background info. It's amazing what you can find in a matter of minutes. Part of the reason I did search your name was an incident that occured to a close friend of mine a few years ago, and ever since been the most skpetical and cynical person when it comes to online personas.

Hopefully I didn't offend, although my humor has gone out of bounds on numerous occasions. Sorry about that.

Anyway, I'm more interested on why you are living there.
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« Reply #10108 on: October 06, 2011, 04:03:25 AM »
It's about 75 degrees and my body is getting very confused. I get sick with extreme temperature changes. Oh, joy.

Escaped to do some errands briefly because the whole place smells like gas. Plus, some P.I.T.A in my apartment turned the shower to the "annihilate" setting and it's stuck there. My upper arms are still red. Who wants their shower to turn into a fire hose? Seriously.

Anyone would get sick with a fire hose shower and a gassy scent wafting into their system. Have you had it checked?
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« Reply #10109 on: October 06, 2011, 04:15:05 AM »
I was surprised you provided your full name on the email. Sorry I like to pull up info on someone who I'm discussing with, like background info. It's amazing what you can find in a matter of minutes. Part of the reason I did search your name was an incident that occured to a close friend of mine a few years ago, and ever since been the most skpetical and cynical person when it comes to online personas.

Hopefully I didn't offend, although my humor has gone out of bounds on numerous occasions. Sorry about that.

Anyway, I'm more interested on why you are living there.

Not at all. I was being tongue in cheek.

I am too lazy anymore once I move discussions off line to care about such stuff, like using fake email accounts once I figure the person is halfway sane.

What I say is true. Or true as much a good story will allow me to tell the truth.

If anyone wanted to find out anything about me, they could easily from all the jibberish I post here.

You didn't have change your avatar. //:=) Really. It was hilarious. And if I can dish it especially in that which will not be named, I can take it.

Was just giving it back.

The reasons I live where I do:

Centrally located.

Cheap and nice.

Nice street. (recently break-ins over last month, about 10, but I don't care about that stuff)
I grew up in urban or rural environments. I don't understand the suburbs much less live in an apartment there. An hour drive to work is outta the question. So urban it is and not of the well monied variety. I can walk to work in an hour if I wanted to or bus it in about 40 including walking time.
I love my neighborhood. It has a lot of potential, just not the same kind the "Arts" community sees in it.
I am known and a regular having lived basically on the street acting like a moron. And now that I am halfway sane I am going to split for whiteyville?
Helps me stay easily in touch with those I was like and can help in modest way.

It is cheap and nice.

It is crazy, I've went on about the prostitutes I talk with all the time in chat, well here is this story:

http://www.wlwt.com/news/19970360/detail.html

While my street is charming. I can walk to the end and hit that corner with a rock. Used to have up to 13, I kid you not, girls working a single corner. I was literally stopped one Sunday morning going to DL by a few girls see what was up. I was heading out earlier to run some errands first.

Little known fact, the business kicks in around sunrise after all the desperate men are done at the after party.

Did I mention the cheap part?

This is one of the reasons I live where I do and where the real promise lies:

http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Review/7371-8061/tuckers

On a Saturday morning there is a line of people waiting to eat breakfast in what is certainly one of the dangerous parts of America. A friend and owner of the restaurant was shot last year in a "walk by". Everyone said no one would show up and business would end: for the next month people lined up before they opened with food in hand read to help out and eat. Blacks in the area, nerdy white trash like me, some hipsters, Franciscans, gays, middle class regular who shop at the urban Farmer's market.

It is one of the few places is this city divided by a highway that splits just the working class and white collar white folks apart do you see everyday all sorta of people together and enjoying each others' company and the food is fantastic.

Ma Tucker just turned 93. They serve cheap breakfast sandwiches and let folks run a tab till the first of the month who are tight on money till the government check comes in.

What was this post about?

Did I say it was cheap?

My street is a nicer one. The switchback has recently build castles inhabited by the wealthy. Cincinnati is odd. Wealth and extreme poverty within the city are so separated as in other places. Sociologists ponder.

But the city and White People would like to revitalize and rehab all the historically protected properties which lie vacant and they are not aloud to tear down.

I would like to see mixed housing and a lot less of the "arts" crowd.

No sweat on the photo and commentary. I deserve it and expounded on it in the thread not to be named.

Again, I about died laughing.

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« Reply #10110 on: October 06, 2011, 04:41:25 AM »
Certain parts of Soho are like that here. A lot of it is artsy and money driven if you are the right sort of person but there are still places where the food is basic but tastes amazing and is cheap because you're not walking into an up market restaurant but what resembles someones kitchen - diner. If you don't mind sitting bunched up on a bench around a table where random food appears and everyone eats for a set price. Authentic, great atmosphere and the food is cheap but wonderful. People don't hang around to socialise either, they're there to eat and then they go. Most places like that are movable feasts though because most are unlicenced so you have to be a regular to know where they are.
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« Reply #10111 on: October 06, 2011, 04:47:47 AM »
Anyway, I'm more interested on why you are living there.

Yo, would he have as much street cred if he lived in Greenwich CT?

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« Reply #10112 on: October 06, 2011, 04:52:30 AM »
Certain parts of Soho are like that here. A lot of it is artsy and money driven if you are the right sort of person but there are still places where the food is basic but tastes amazing and is cheap because you're not walking into an up market restaurant but what resembles someones kitchen - diner. If you don't mind sitting bunched up on a bench around a table where random food appears and everyone eats for a set price. Authentic, great atmosphere and the food is cheap but wonderful. People don't hang around to socialise either, they're there to eat and then they go. Most places like that are movable feasts though because most are unlicenced so you have to be a regular to know where they are.

Are there dope boys on bike selling the latest variant of dog? Or the Korean grocer stocked with Chore-Boy and Glass Roses across the street?
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« Reply #10113 on: October 06, 2011, 04:53:50 AM »
Anyway, I'm more interested on why you are living there.

Yo, would he have as much street cred if he lived in Greenwich CT?

I am outsourcing this board soon btw.
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« Reply #10114 on: October 06, 2011, 04:55:33 AM »
Certain parts of Soho are like that here. A lot of it is artsy and money driven if you are the right sort of person but there are still places where the food is basic but tastes amazing and is cheap because you're not walking into an up market restaurant but what resembles someones kitchen - diner. If you don't mind sitting bunched up on a bench around a table where random food appears and everyone eats for a set price. Authentic, great atmosphere and the food is cheap but wonderful. People don't hang around to socialise either, they're there to eat and then they go. Most places like that are movable feasts though because most are unlicenced so you have to be a regular to know where they are.

Are there dope boys on bike selling the latest variant of dog? Or the Korean grocer stocked with Chore-Boy and Glass Roses across the street?


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« Reply #10115 on: October 06, 2011, 04:56:57 AM »
Certain parts of Soho are like that here. A lot of it is artsy and money driven if you are the right sort of person but there are still places where the food is basic but tastes amazing and is cheap because you're not walking into an up market restaurant but what resembles someones kitchen - diner. If you don't mind sitting bunched up on a bench around a table where random food appears and everyone eats for a set price. Authentic, great atmosphere and the food is cheap but wonderful. People don't hang around to socialise either, they're there to eat and then they go. Most places like that are movable feasts though because most are unlicenced so you have to be a regular to know where they are.

Are there dope boys on bike selling the latest variant of dog? Or the Korean grocer stocked with Chore-Boy and Glass Roses across the street?


If you veer off the high-end path, yeah

Didn't think there were Koreans in the UK . . .

darn it.

Well my neighborhood is just like that but inverted. You have to stumble onto the 4 or 5 non crime ridden blocks.

But those are the boring ones. But the tastier ones, well depending on what you are looking to buy.

EDIT: And we have machete wielding chupacabra trained by Columbian warlords as well.
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« Reply #10116 on: October 06, 2011, 06:30:24 AM »
It's about 75 degrees and my body is getting very confused. I get sick with extreme temperature changes. Oh, joy.

Escaped to do some errands briefly because the whole place smells like gas. Plus, some P.I.T.A in my apartment turned the shower to the "annihilate" setting and it's stuck there. My upper arms are still red. Who wants their shower to turn into a fire hose? Seriously.

Anyone would get sick with a fire hose shower and a gassy scent wafting into their system. Have you had it checked?
Ha! I'm not surprised.

The gas scent is because the maintenance men are replacing the boiler.

Worked until 1 and I am back up again for more. Had to do errands, cooking, whatever yesterday and pushed work back too much.

Just found out that I might have to go on a severe diet to combat my health issues. Not again. :(
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« Reply #10117 on: October 06, 2011, 01:11:01 PM »
Certain parts of Soho are like that here. A lot of it is artsy and money driven if you are the right sort of person but there are still places where the food is basic but tastes amazing and is cheap because you're not walking into an up market restaurant but what resembles someones kitchen - diner. If you don't mind sitting bunched up on a bench around a table where random food appears and everyone eats for a set price. Authentic, great atmosphere and the food is cheap but wonderful. People don't hang around to socialise either, they're there to eat and then they go. Most places like that are movable feasts though because most are unlicenced so you have to be a regular to know where they are.

Are there dope boys on bike selling the latest variant of dog? Or the Korean grocer stocked with Chore-Boy and Glass Roses across the street?


If you veer off the high-end path, yeah

Didn't think there were Koreans in the UK . . .

darn it.

Well my neighborhood is just like that but inverted. You have to stumble onto the 4 or 5 non crime ridden blocks.

But those are the boring ones. But the tastier ones, well depending on what you are looking to buy.

EDIT: And we have machete wielding chupacabra trained by Columbian warlords as well.

You win <wink>
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« Reply #10118 on: October 06, 2011, 01:12:11 PM »
It's about 75 degrees and my body is getting very confused. I get sick with extreme temperature changes. Oh, joy.

Escaped to do some errands briefly because the whole place smells like gas. Plus, some P.I.T.A in my apartment turned the shower to the "annihilate" setting and it's stuck there. My upper arms are still red. Who wants their shower to turn into a fire hose? Seriously.

Anyone would get sick with a fire hose shower and a gassy scent wafting into their system. Have you had it checked?
Ha! I'm not surprised.

The gas scent is because the maintenance men are replacing the boiler.

Worked until 1 and I am back up again for more. Had to do errands, cooking, whatever yesterday and pushed work back too much.

Just found out that I might have to go on a severe diet to combat my health issues. Not again. :(

That would max my stress levels
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« Reply #10119 on: October 06, 2011, 02:57:24 PM »
My stupid office made a mistake on a file that they originally assigned me. At the time, they agreed that there was no transcribable (not a word) material for the client in that file, and they are NOW telling me, one month later, that the client needs the file. And they have messed up several of my files this week, I am JUST getting today's work now, and they are trying to pass this nightmare of a tape onto me.  >:(
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« Reply #10120 on: October 06, 2011, 03:01:17 PM »
My stupid office made a mistake on a file that they originally assigned me. At the time, they agreed that there was no transcribable (not a word) material for the client in that file, and they are NOW telling me, one month later, that the client needs the file. And they have messed up several of my files this week, I am JUST getting today's work now, and they are trying to pass this nightmare of a tape onto me.  >:(

Kick'em in the Jimmy right back.

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« Reply #10121 on: October 06, 2011, 03:18:31 PM »
My stupid office made a mistake on a file that they originally assigned me. At the time, they agreed that there was no transcribable (not a word) material for the client in that file, and they are NOW telling me, one month later, that the client needs the file. And they have messed up several of my files this week, I am JUST getting today's work now, and they are trying to pass this nightmare of a tape onto me.  >:(

Kick'em in the Jimmy right back.

"Don't try and pass this off on me. You're going to fix this for me."
They admitted it was their mistake but the client still needed the file. They said that someone else could do it, but they hadn't given me any of my work. I told them that I would take the file and to give the rest of my work to someone else.

Sadly I consider that a deal. I am such a pushover.
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« Reply #10122 on: October 06, 2011, 06:46:32 PM »
My stupid office made a mistake on a file that they originally assigned me. At the time, they agreed that there was no transcribable (not a word) material for the client in that file, and they are NOW telling me, one month later, that the client needs the file. And they have messed up several of my files this week, I am JUST getting today's work now, and they are trying to pass this nightmare of a tape onto me.  >:(

Kick'em in the Jimmy right back.

"Don't try and pass this off on me. You're going to fix this for me."
They admitted it was their mistake but the client still needed the file. They said that someone else could do it, but they hadn't given me any of my work. I told them that I would take the file and to give the rest of my work to someone else.

Sadly I consider that a deal. I am such a pushover.

My college tutor had the knack of being able to make you think he's given you a deal but as you're walking away you realise that it mostly benefited him. /laughs
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« Reply #10123 on: October 06, 2011, 06:48:59 PM »
LOL! I know those people.

They tried to put one on me by sending another nightmare file at 5:30. I put my foot down this time and told them that they were not only sending me difficult files, but they sent them 4 hours late and that I wasn't taking any more. Plus, I specify how much I work I can take in one day and they were going above that limit.

I'm sure they're not happy, but I really don't know why they put off completing the big batch of files for an entire month. That's not my problem.
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« Reply #10124 on: October 06, 2011, 06:55:17 PM »
LOL! I know those people.

They tried to put one on me by sending another nightmare file at 5:30. I put my foot down this time and told them that they were not only sending me difficult files, but they sent them 4 hours late and that I wasn't taking any more. Plus, I specify how much I work I can take in one day and they were going above that limit.

I'm sure they're not happy, but I really don't know why they put off completing the big batch of files for an entire month. That's not my problem.

It's not like it's your job to dig them out of their hole. Sounds to me like you've been helpful enough already and to do any more would only make them think they can put on you the next time.
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