There seems to be a bear attacking the person to your left.
Yes, looking back on pictures from my youth, there quite a few WTF moments. I am not sure why my brother is being attacked by the bear, or why he seems quite so calm about it.
Manscaping!?! Please tell me you don’t wax or shave it all off??
Definitely not - something like waxing, shaving, or Nair is not for me.
I have however, in the past few years, begun to resort to taking a set of clippers and trimming down the chest-hair-jungle a bit (using a medium-length guard). Probably more than you wanted to know, but hey, it’s still Truthful (TMI) Tuesday for another hour or so here!
alohabetty replied to your photo: Yeah, not so sure this is me - I suck at building…
Any reason you’re donning the Korean flag on your shirt?
Haha, a couple reasons:
- Most importantly, I’m an ignorant doofus who didn’t even recognize it as the Korean flag and just picked it out of the random tees section - the cool shirts were totally not indicative of me, so I picked one of the few plain white tees with any sort of pattern on it.
- I suck at these things. You should see my Wii person - so many options to choose from and yet I can’t for the life of me get it to look anything like me.
Saint Sithney is the patron saint of mad dogs.
A Breton folk story, an adaptation of a tale associated with Ciarán of Saighir, states that God asked Sithney to be the patron saint of girls seeking husbands, but Sithney said he would rather be the patron saint of mad dogs and get some rest.
That’s one mad dog there. Saint Sithney would be proud.
OK, I couldn’t stay away. Also, I ate some chocolate and some fruit and maybe the Snickers Diva commercials actually have some merit. (Or maybe as stuft said, I’m just PMSing today).
ANYWAY! Here’s my hit-list of awesome people who share my birthday:
- 1792 – Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (d. 1822)
- 1901 – Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (d. 1971)
- 1918 – Iceberg Slim, American author (d. 1992)
- 1955 – Billy Bob Thornton, American actor and writer
- 1961 – Barack Fucking Obama, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
- 1965 – Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
- 1968 – Daniel Dae Kim, American actor (aka Jin)
- 1975 – Andy Hallett, American actor (d. 2009) (RIP, Lorne!)
I don’t think I should be online today - I’m feeling bitchy and for no reason that I can identify (as evidenced by my lengthy and rambling responses in that Phone Etiquette post). I think rather than accidentally offending someone with a post/reply because I have a chip on my shoulder today, I’m just going to take a little break.
Plus, I have a metric fuckload of work to get done and shutting down my corner of the internet for an afternoon can only help me make progress there.
Hugs and Thin Mints to you all, and I’ll be back tomorrow!
Wow, people are all over the board on this one:
That’s a pet peeve of mine as well. Also, if I hang up after the first ring, it’s because either something came up and I can’t talk or I realized I dialed the wrong number. Don’t call back.
My thoughts exactly!
I hate messages. I have 17 on my phone right now. I’m the one who looks at caller ID and calls back…lmao…cause I hate listening to messages.
But do you call back if I DID NOT leave a message? Or do you just assume it wasn’t important and if I wanted to talk to you, I would have either left a message or got a hold of you some other way?
excuse me but it is common courtesy to call someone back after you miss their call lolololololol
I’ve never heard of this touted as common courtesy. Yes, I think returning a call of someone who requests it (via voicemail, email, post-it note, letter, or a note written in lipstick on your bathroom mirror) is the courteous and responsible thing to do. But if I didn’t request you to call me back, and in fact did not leave a message at all, PLEASE assume that the need to talk has passed.
so why did you call in the first place if you didn’t want to speak with them? Is this new? Call someone and hang up because you like the sound of a ringing phone? lol
There could be any number of reasons why I don’t want someone to return my call unrequested:
- I had a specific question that I got answered from another source
- I had a time-sensitive question/request that required the use of the phone, but the urgency has since passed (if it was truly urgent and still applicable I would have left a message)
- As tantraflower said, I could have realized I did not have time to talk or dialed the number by mistake
- I am mentally/physically unprepared to have a discussion with you at the point you call me back (yes, I do not like talking on the phone, and sometimes need to mentally gird my loins and/or gather appropriate documentation to have in front of me for the call)
- I sent a followup email on the subject after not leaving a message and since that has more information than a voicemail could have contained, I would prefer you read that and respond in kind
I wouldn’t call someone if I didn’t want to talk to them AT THAT TIME. But I don’t believe my number appearing on your caller ID, should by itself be impetus to call me back. Maybe it’s just my introverted self, but like I said before, I consider my phone an extension of my personal space, and I didn’t invite that person into my personal space explicitly, so having them return my call without my request and without a reason of their own makes me uncomfortable.
I mean, I could have a really nice pizza party for all my coworkers right now. Yeah, that’s what I meant.
I think it went well. The last questions I got before I left the office was;
Do you drink beer?
Do you listen to hard rock?
And just now I got a call for a second interview tomorrow. ;)
Dude, watch out - according to OK Cupid the question about beer is actually the best indicator of whether you’ll have sex on the first date.
I’m not saying that’s what they’re after, but…
No, not you Brad. Sit back down, you dumbass.
See y’all tomorrow!
Sucked it up and drove over to the Subway. Hardly anyone in line, so I managed the Subway Gauntlet* in near-record time and headed to the register. Turns out they were giving out free Raspberry Cheescake cookies today with all purchases as part of some promotion, so my mediocre sandwich is at least tempered by a not-so-mediocre cookie!
*The Subway Gauntlet is what I like to call the assembly-line effort they have. I have three goals getting through it:
1) Get through as quickly as possible
2) Repeat myself as few times as possible
3) Thank each “sandwich artist” in turn for their contribution to my sandwich, because I’m sure doing the whole sandwich-assembly-robot role all day long gets pretty damn depressing.
I usually do pretty well running the Gauntlet (especially compared to others) - today was no exception. Only 1 repeat, smiles on everyone’s face, and in near-record time.
I packed my lunch today in anticipation of running at lunch & eating at my desk afterward (while working). Just opened it to realize I forgot to pack a sandwich/main entree of any sort. I can’t get by the rest of the day on just the rest of the food that’s in there.
Guess it’s time to go hit the Subway nearby. Ugh.