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oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: "a rolled up Forbes magazine"

his children thouuugh

The most important detail really is was it folded so the cover was on the outside or inside ? Was either way specified ? And lastly, if it was specified was it worded casually as just “ the cover” or something like “ my children’s unsuspecting faces “.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: "a rolled up Forbes magazine"

Let’s not gloss over the minor detail of the cover having Trump and two of his children on it.

Alright, but the picture of that 19th century bearer bond says 5 dollars so how is its value in the eye of the beholder ?

Wait a minute, we value all this cryptocurrency using normal money but isn't it supposed to replace the normal money ? Is this like how paper money was backed by gold ? But haven't we already gone past the point of crypto being backed by paper money ? I mean everybody talks about how when you look at crypto it isn't really worth anything but in those terms is my paper money reeeally worth anything ? It's worth changes all the time, one push of a button and all of sudden we're all trading bottle caps. I'm confused.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 17, 2018

The flu this season is awful, I thought it went away but it came back yesterday with avengence. This has apparently been happening to most people who don’t get it severely enough at the start and it’s just so cruel. So basically I started a new job today sick, tired, and with a hefty dose of cough medicine which doesn’t make the first day paperwork very easy considering the dyslexia really shines through under those conditions so that was interesting. This will just be another part time job since it’s much quieter in the winter but I’m kind of stoked about having a day job that might correct my sleeping schedule a bit.

Trying to figure out the whole University thing and what job I really want. Currently looking at psychology for my undergrad and then doing Law school or working on becoming a psychologist or psychiatrist. Psychiatrist looks like the schooling takes longer and I’m not sure I would want to do that until retirement. I figure I can switch to psychologist pretty easily when I’m getting up there. The schooling seems daunting but last night I tried looking at it as how long I would have this job as opposed to how long I would study to have this job and it seemed more worth it when phrased that way.

I don’t know, I’m going to nap now and hope I don’t wake up feeling worse because who really knows with this flu from hell.

I really can't pinpoint how I feel about this, but I don't think I like her. I mean yes, the people who were completely asshats to her should apologize but does she think she should apologize ? There's a fine line between understanding and excusing behavior and we don't get to just fall back on our fucked up childhoods to just excuse our behavior. Eventually we need to take responsibility for the people we are and use that understanding to grow. I'm not a fan of grown ups who use the excuse of "well I had it hard so now I get to be like this". Nah you had it hard so now you need therapy.

Maybe it's just how the article portrays her but she doesn't seem remorseful.

I was reading a similar article on the Times that pointed out how Target raised wages in October so of course Walmart has to compete now. On top of that if nobody was saying that corporations wouldn’t give the money to the workers and Walmart specifically wasn’t being shit on so much by the public then this wouldn’t have happened. If I was getting $10 extra a year and giving $2 of that away meant people would like me and get off my back I can’t see why I wouldn’t do that. Maybe I’ll even get another $5 back come next time without giving any away because nobody is paying attention anymore.

I can’t wait until Canadians start posting on Facebook that America’s getting it right when in reality we get a years maternity leave and still have a lower corporate tax rate. This is the kind of shit that corporations can do because people have no interest in actually thinking for themselves they just want to form an opinion and shut their brain off again.

You know what I want to know, what benefits they cut in recent years and aren’t bringing back. When I worked at Loblaws they made cuts to coverage and I would bet they would introduce some benefit to cover some adoption fees without bring those back effectively still being shittier than they used to be but looking good. I’m very skeptical of these corporations.

Edit: I kneeew it, and sure it only affected that many workers at the start, but I bet we are both thinking they are cutting hours to keep most part timers under 30 hours now.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hiking the 46 Adirondack High Peaks

Has your username always been eng ? I’ve always read egg.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are your goals for 2018?

My therapist seems to think that as long as you are moving forward then it doesn't really matter if you did all your homework or not. He seems pretty smart so I'm sticking with his big picture "focus on the positive" idea.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 20, 2017

Lake Louise is my usual hill. I’m hoping to take a little trip out to Revelstoke when it’s at its prime.

Just crappy used boots I bought to get me on the hill until I could afford good ones that fit better. I’m loving the ones I got this time, they definitely weren’t cheap but it’s worth it considering I was easily going to break a bone with the ones I had. My friends were spending a while waiting on me too.

Ever thought about splitboarding ? Sounds like you might be into that.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 20, 2017

Thankfully we got some fresh powder the day I went on the bigger run to break my fall but not too much that it was a totally different experience. We are expecting more over night so tomorrow should be awesome especially with my new boots. If I wanted to toe carve on the ones I had I would stand on my toes in the boot and twist my ankle so they were maaaaaybe a bit loose.

I think it can be a little more intimidating out here when you see how big it is but the fluffiness of the snow does really help calm that anxiety. I honestly had moments of looking at the ground and thinking well might as well try that thing I’m afraid of because it won’t hurt to fall.

oyster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 20, 2017

I could see that, I feel like I'm ruining the ski hills back home (Ontario) by learning out here. The chairlift to the green runs that was already longer than any I had been on had another chairlift at the top, but I've mostly been on the bunny hill too which will hopefully change tomorrow with some new boots.

It sounds like you're in good hands so your neck should be alright but wrist's are a different story, my wrist guards are up there with proper fitting boots on the list of things that will make my season not suck. You'll kill it, I hope your season is full of pow days and not injuries !

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