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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2006, 01:58:25 PM »
Tonight, Lost is finally new! Sweet. :D
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2006, 06:59:50 PM »
I've always thought I was new. ;D
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2006, 05:15:16 AM »
At dinner I said I was craving chocolate, but that I was just going to have to remain unsatisfied because there wasn't any in the house. (In general, we try not to eat anything with sugar.)

So, when my mom gets home from errands, she tosses me a bag of lindt lindor milk chocolate truffles.

I love my mom.  ;D
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2006, 02:28:36 PM »
Wow, you've been out there a long time, haven't you?
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2006, 05:21:47 AM »
They've kidnapped me and won't allow me to leave! Everytime I try to, they bribe me with chocolate.  ;)
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2006, 11:59:56 AM »
Ah. Yes, endless free chocolate *is* an effective lure.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2006, 04:39:43 PM »
My three-year-old is officially potty trained! Yay! Naturally there will be the occasional accident, but nights are now dry and I can go out in public without sweating that he'll spring a leak.

All thanks go to Spider-Man (whose likeness adorns the kid's undies), the ultimate motivator.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2006, 01:52:26 AM »
I owe a similar debt to Spider-Man. Who would have thought that Spider-Man's greatest heroic feat would be as an image on my son's underwear.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2006, 03:27:23 AM »
My sister-in-law told me about a family where they motivated the girl to use the potty because "Dora did it."

Thank goodness for potty-trained role models.  ;)
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2006, 02:36:17 PM »
I am at this instant reading a manga short story for the Rising Stars UK competition by someone whose first name is Morag.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2006, 02:45:09 PM »
that. is. awesome.

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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2006, 03:55:28 PM »
I've got something super awesome too. Emerson backed down on trying to "cancel" my internship and thereby make me lose my scholarship. Oh, and if I had to withdraw from the credits, they wouldn't refund my tuition money, either. That meant I'd lose over $7K if they decided to make me pay for their mistake.

All this trauma over a stupid policy that they failed to tell me or even put in writing (namely, although an intern can be paid, "student interns cannot complete a credit-bearing internship with an organization that is their employer.") Heck, my intern coordinator didn't even know this. Yet he *did* know I was working at A&B and counting it as credit.

What bothers me is that Career Services did this "cry wolf" thing where they said it was a legal issue, a liability for Emerson if I was an employee where I interned. And yet, when I finally talked to the dept chair, he said he had received "new information" and legal wouldn't be involved because it's an "academic issue." Yeah, and a dumb one at that. Anyhow, the legal talk was just a smokescreen. grrrr.

But no matter. I have won! Yay, the terror has ended! :D
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2006, 06:44:03 PM »
That's good news, Shrain. Whew!
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2006, 09:47:27 PM »
Oh, horray! What a relief that it's all sorted out. But what meanies to put you through all that doubt and misery. Shame on them.
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Re: Happy Things 2006:Generation X [part deux]
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2006, 12:29:46 AM »
Way to get through the legal smokescreen, Shrain! Too many people avoid responsibility by saying that it's a legal issue when the only issue is their unwillingness to take action or change.

Although, for the record, there might have actually been a legal issue, but then they would need to talk to a lawyer who would have explained it to them and academics is above explanation.

Anyways, I'm glad things are working out for you Shrain.
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