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    1. Member DzlDub's Avatar
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      04-27-2012 04:23 AM #526
      Finished my mechanical engineering degree

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      Vwvortex is the biggest car forum so I should get atleast 100 enquiries from here. Cars means money.

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      04-27-2012 04:56 AM #527
      finished college. Last Exam was today!!

      Start Uni in a few days for a summer class
      stay in drugs, eat school, and don't do vegetables
      permanent vacation

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      04-27-2012 07:18 AM #528
      Quote Originally Posted by mavric_ac View Post
      finished college. Last Exam was today!!

      Start Uni in a few days for a summer class
      going for a masters?
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      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

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      04-28-2012 09:51 AM #529
      Tendered my resignation yesterday, with the customary two week notice.

      Was asked to leave two hours later.

      Will be paid out the full two weeks.

      Last edited by DIAF; 04-28-2012 at 10:33 AM.

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      04-28-2012 09:56 AM #530
      Quote Originally Posted by DIAF View Post
      Tendered my resignation yesterday, with the customary two week notice.

      Was asked to leave two hours later.

      Will be paid out the full two weeks.

      wow, why did they ask you to leave?
      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

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      04-28-2012 10:25 AM #531
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      wow, why did they ask you to leave?
      Not uncommon depending on the industry and size of the firm. They come at you with a "thanks for your service, no offense - but GTFO". Seem pretty common amongst my friends who work with "sensitive" IT, i.e. they have sec. clearances. They whore themselves out to the highest bidder and switch jobs a lot (by my standards) but when they inform their employer that they are leaving they don't even get back to their desk.

      Success: More work done before 10AM on a Saturday than I was able to get done in the second half of the week. Amazing what a quiet office and phone can do for you.

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      04-28-2012 10:37 AM #532
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      wow, why did they ask you to leave?
      Basically what Tornado said. I work in sales and accepted an offer from a competitor.

      Over the two weeks I would do more harm than good, even if theoretically. I wouldn't be looking to close any deals, and if I spent too much time talking to my now-ex-coworkers, it could further diminish morale.

      It's pretty standard procedure, and I didn't take it personally.

      New job starts in two weeks. This will be the best vacation I've had in terms of total relaxation.

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      04-28-2012 11:01 AM #533
      Quote Originally Posted by DIAF View Post
      New job starts in two weeks. This will be the best vacation I've had in terms of total relaxation.
      I can't even imagine.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      When i'm lookin' to get er to spread 'em I usually just throw copious amounts of alcohol at the situation.

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      04-28-2012 08:11 PM #534
      Getting better at rock climbing faster than I thought I would, suck it gravity.

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      05-01-2012 12:31 PM #535
      Was just reminded because Thriller came on Pandora. After hard work and much conjecture, my co-worker and I discovered the source of the "Funk of 40,000 years"; it's what happens when you open up the washing machine and discover clothes that you forgot to throw in the dryer last week. I'm preparing to submit my findings to the Ig Nobel committee

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      05-01-2012 12:37 PM #536
      Quote Originally Posted by Ubel GLI View Post
      Getting better at rock climbing faster than I thought I would, suck it gravity.
      Awesome.

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      05-01-2012 05:03 PM #537
      Just smashed a credit exam to complete my undergrad. 30 minutes, 3 credits, $90, 73/80 with a week's worth of studying. Hit the bricks, corncob college.

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      05-01-2012 08:20 PM #538
      After switching from running to cycling over a year ago because of chronic shin splints I unintentionally ran 8 miles on Sunday with no problems

      Went on a long ride, got a flat, realized I only had a patch an forgot to bring an extra tube/tire. Got within 8-9 miles of my car and the tube blew out again. I walked a while and decided instead of calling someone I'd try to jog/run back to my car since I was annoyed about not getting a full ride in. Had a backpack on and rolled my bike along... couldn't believe I made it one piece and made it home to see the end of the Flyers game.

      Great success

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      05-01-2012 08:28 PM #539
      Quote Originally Posted by SourKrout View Post
      After switching from running to cycling over a year ago because of chronic shin splints I unintentionally ran 8 miles on Sunday with no problems

      Went on a long ride, got a flat, realized I only had a patch an forgot to bring an extra tube/tire. Got within 8-9 miles of my car and the tube blew out again. I walked a while and decided instead of calling someone I'd try to jog/run back to my car since I was annoyed about not getting a full ride in. Had a backpack on and rolled my bike along... couldn't believe I made it one piece and made it home to see the end of the Flyers game.

      Great success
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      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
      You'd think this was a purse forum with all the blathering about stitching and gauges

    15. 05-01-2012 10:40 PM #540
      Witnessed a hit and run, immediately made the decision to chase them down. Succeeded in obtaining plate #'s and turned around. Just as I was giving the lady their plates, the guys pull up. They must have realized I followed them. Boy were they giving me some dirty looks.

      Success!

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    16. 05-02-2012 05:29 PM #541
      My wife passed her boards almost 2 years after she graduated (repository therapy) with out hardly studying for them. Great success for her you say? As soon as she gets a job it takes a huge load of pressure off of me. I might be able to get my masters. I might be able to get another job. I don't want to get cocky, but there is a potential I might not have to be the primary bread winner. Literally 6 years of hassle hinged on this morning. Sweetass.

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      05-02-2012 06:03 PM #542
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      My wife passed her boards almost 2 years after she graduated (repository therapy) with out hardly studying for them. Great success for her you say? As soon as she gets a job it takes a huge load of pressure off of me. I might be able to get my masters. I might be able to get another job. I don't want to get cocky, but there is a potential I might not have to be the primary bread winner. Literally 6 years of hassle hinged on this morning. Sweetass.
      Sounds great, but what is "repository therapy" if I may ask? Sounds... dirty.
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

    18. 05-02-2012 06:30 PM #543
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      Sounds great, but what is "repository therapy" if I may ask? Sounds... dirty.
      Autocorrect. Respiratory

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      05-02-2012 06:56 PM #544
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      Autocorrect. Respiratory
      That's what I assumed you meant, but I don't know everything so I thought I'd ask. Awesome news.
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      05-04-2012 06:52 PM #545
      I have a set of Blows Quiet comfort2s that I got as a hand me down. Worked well about a year ago and then the sound became distorted and distant.



      Found out that the headphones have a replaceable cable that pulls right out of the right headphone. Plugged it back in, now they work.

      **** yeah.

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      A friend of mine is at law school at Gonzaga. He says Spokane is a real **** show. Florida of the Pacific Northwest...
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      There was a separate petition for it. So no, I don't think Austin is the demographic in Texas looking to secede. But **** Austin anyways.

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      05-04-2012 09:14 PM #546
      New, better job. New, awesome location. Nee, 25% higher salary.

      Great success.

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      05-04-2012 09:19 PM #547
      Quote Originally Posted by ElixXxeR View Post
      New, better job. New, awesome location. Nee, 25% higher salary.

      Great success.
      Congrats!

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      05-04-2012 11:01 PM #548
      New apartment means my commute, which has been an hour each way, pretty much all highway, is now a short walk to the train station followed by a 17 minute ride. Much more importantly, though, I'm not even moved in entirely yet, but I feel more at home than I have since I was like 8 years old.

      I love success.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      When i'm lookin' to get er to spread 'em I usually just throw copious amounts of alcohol at the situation.

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      05-05-2012 12:21 PM #549
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      New apartment means my commute, which has been an hour each way, pretty much all highway, is now a short walk to the train station followed by a 17 minute ride. Much more importantly, though, I'm not even moved in entirely yet, but I feel more at home than I have since I was like 8 years old.

      I love success.
      My commute went from 3 hours round trip to 20 minutes. i don't even know what to do with all this time!

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      05-05-2012 03:51 PM #550
      Quote Originally Posted by Spinnaker View Post
      My commute went from 3 hours round trip to 20 minutes. i don't even know what to do with all this time!
      OT.

      If the company doesn't do overtime, then off topic.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      When i'm lookin' to get er to spread 'em I usually just throw copious amounts of alcohol at the situation.

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      05-05-2012 03:52 PM #551
      I finished my seminar paper. I don't think it's very good, but damn it, it's 8000 words worth of work that I've actually put some thought into over the past three months.

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      05-05-2012 03:53 PM #552
      Starting a new job Wednesday. It pays 25 cents an hour less than what I'm making now, but it's 2 miles from my house and I don't have to be on call 24/7.

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      05-05-2012 05:08 PM #553
      Trader Joes beer isn't that bad for $3.99 a 6 pack
      Quote Originally Posted by koidragon1980 View Post
      If Jesus is your pilot, then irony is your vehicle.

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      05-07-2012 01:21 AM #554
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      05-07-2012 08:41 AM #555
      My commute no longer requires me to do anything besides sit there It's also free And the view out the window is lovely
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      When i'm lookin' to get er to spread 'em I usually just throw copious amounts of alcohol at the situation.

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      05-07-2012 05:18 PM #556
      Done with my B.S.

      MEH.

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      05-08-2012 09:27 AM #557
      Tried my hand at some paint correction / scratch repair on my wife's Taurus wagon. Last fall one of my kids scratched the hell out of the passenger side of the car with his bicycle (the metal handle of the handlebar was exposed....it was like he keyed the car )

      Anywhoo...I picked up a bunch of detailing supplies - new Griot's DA polisher, some cutting and polishing pads, Optimum Compound and Polish, and some 2000 grit paper if I needed to wet sand (I did):

      Passenger door before: (pay no attention to my uncharacteristically messy garage)


      ...and after:


      Took a couple of hours, but happy with the results.

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      05-10-2012 08:43 PM #558
      My wife and I get our UK Visas today so we can officially say we are moving to London; heading over next week to find a place to live!!!!

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      05-10-2012 08:53 PM #559
      Quote Originally Posted by FBMphil View Post
      Done with my B.S.

      MEH.
      I've been done with your bs for years!

      :lol:

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      05-11-2012 05:19 PM #560
      Went to the doctor (found a new one since I moved recently) to see about a lump on my hip - wife thought it could be a hernia. Turns out the doctor (FEMALE DOCTOR) thought it was only a lymph node or maybe a strained muscle or tendon. Now for the actual success:

      I did not - I repeat - I DID NOT pop a boner. However I did have a little scent since I have bog balls today.
      Quote Originally Posted by feliks View Post
      I do not want to think what would have happened, if as a result of the vibrations, the resulting leaks in the fuel pool and the water came out of it ... Almost as a result of radiation inside the building and its three filling remains, you can not to re-seal it. ..

      Therefore, even mild disturbances such methods may be used: diamond cut rope ..

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