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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #705 on: May 27, 2008, 07:10:53 PM »
Puking into a leaky barf bag on the airplane. Embarassing AND vile. Not a happy combination.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #706 on: May 27, 2008, 10:19:54 PM »
How nasty! Poor Nessa. :( 

(I just got your email too, by the way.) We should definitely get together. So I'll give you a call or an email. Hope you are feeling much better!
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #707 on: June 03, 2008, 10:07:48 PM »
40% of the company was laid off today, including me.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #708 on: June 03, 2008, 11:17:43 PM »
WHA--??  :o

Oh, Ookla, that's crappy. No warning signs at all?

My friend in the college division at Houghton barely survived the "culling" done by their new owner, Cengage. Over half the people she worked with were fired, and some who have been in the company for 20+ years are now having to "interview" for their jobs. :( BUT they knew in advance that their jobs might be forfeit, what w/ the corporate buy out.

 Sorry to hear you got laid off, Ookla.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #709 on: June 04, 2008, 12:23:26 AM »
That's sucks. I hope you find something soon.

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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #710 on: June 04, 2008, 01:01:59 AM »
It is my birthday, I am officially closer to 40 than 30, and not only did I have to work, but there is no after-work party with the family, or anyone else planned. My birthday has become just another day of the week.

Ookla, I hope you find something soon. I will send good thoughts and prayers your way.

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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #711 on: June 04, 2008, 01:20:43 AM »
I just saw the news about TokyoPop. So sorry Ookla!

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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #712 on: June 04, 2008, 08:06:25 AM »
The possibility was looming there in the background, but the timing and extent of the cuts were still a big shock. Still, I've been making the first steps toward finding another job already the past two months, and now everything that was holding me back (the series I loved working on, the people I loved working with) is no longer a factor. I feel rather free. It's refreshing.

But still scary. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers!
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #713 on: June 04, 2008, 03:46:34 PM »
Oh, Ookla, I am so sorry!  Good luck finding a new job.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #714 on: June 11, 2008, 07:40:07 PM »
Woke up early to lift some weights with a friend.  Puked my guts out.  Then had to go to the dentist.  Still numb.  Ugh.

And still no part for my car door.  Dumb, dumb...

Edit:  spelling error.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #715 on: June 13, 2008, 12:33:29 AM »
Husband budgeted out the internet without telling me... now I have to travel to the library to get online... My husband annoys me sometimes.

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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #716 on: June 13, 2008, 02:33:47 AM »
Um... That is completely uncool. I think that for most people here, that would be much worse than waking up to find your phone no longer works. Does he not understand that the internet is an essential line of communication and community support? It is unhealthy to be cut off socially.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #717 on: June 18, 2008, 03:16:38 PM »
My husband left for scout camp yesterday. My little boys are already wondering when dad will get home. I am not meant to be a single mother.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #718 on: June 18, 2008, 05:32:59 PM »
Um... That is completely uncool. I think that for most people here, that would be much worse than waking up to find your phone no longer works. Does he not understand that the internet is an essential line of communication and community support? It is unhealthy to be cut off socially.

so uncool. ;) but I think I'll have to survive with it for a while since we are moving in August. Sigyn... I feel your pain, I hope it goes by quickly and you actually manage to sleep a little.

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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #719 on: June 19, 2008, 05:58:59 PM »
3 ER visits in 1 week. And I don't even have children.
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