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Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 43,131
Posted By Lainie
I thought we were having a project-completion...

I thought we were having a project-completion thank-you lunch at work today, so I didn't bring lunch. Turns out I was looking at the wrong week -- the thank-you lunch is on the 30th.

I'm spoiled...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 23 May 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 125,452
Posted By Lainie
I once walked several blocks up it in a cast-boot...

I once walked several blocks up it in a cast-boot that reached to my knee. That was interesting.
Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 47,414
Posted By Lainie
Someone's cell phone (or some device) at work...

Someone's cell phone (or some device) at work occasionally makes a noise that sounds just like the chime they play over the PA before announcing an evacuation or shelter-in-place drill.
Forum: Moot Court 23 May 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Lainie
Oh, great, he was weapons.

Oh, great, he was weapons.
Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 43,131
Posted By Lainie
FYI, snopesters, Morning has been ill and...

FYI, snopesters, Morning has been ill and hospitalized. She's doing better now, hoping to be home later this week. Updates to follow.
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 43,131
Posted By Lainie
I had a follow-up lens fitting appointment at the...

I had a follow-up lens fitting appointment at the eye doctor, and my glasses, which I'd been expecting to get next week, had just arrived. They're wonderfully light, and even prettier than I realized...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 May 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 125,452
Posted By Lainie
The expression "Skid Row" does come from the name...

The expression "Skid Row" does come from the name of a street, but that street (Skid Road, where logs were "skidded" down to the harbor) was in Seattle.
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 May 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,627
Posted By Lainie
Yeah, that's not my call. Y'all go right ahead...

Yeah, that's not my call. Y'all go right ahead and spend your time doing work that isn't authorized and might get you into trouble, I'll pass.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 May 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 125,452
Posted By Lainie
#2 is a brown fox, specifically a quick one.

#2 is a brown fox, specifically a quick one.
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 43,131
Posted By Lainie
A high-school friend had a Karmann Ghia that...

A high-school friend had a Karmann Ghia that she'd bought cheap and fixed up -- mechanics were good, but she did a lot of bodywork. At one point we crammed 7 people in it and drove almost 50 miles...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 May 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,627
Posted By Lainie
It'd twitch more if you saw some of the...

It'd twitch more if you saw some of the formatting. Fortunately when the newest content revision is complete, my boss plans to give me a chance to wordsmith it, fix the formatting, etc.

Example:...
Forum: Rantidote 21 May 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 34,199
Posted By Lainie
I once got an email from a bank in Texas,...

I once got an email from a bank in Texas, confirming that I'd opened an account there. After I called and straightened it out, I did some online research and was able to make a pretty good guess...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,627
Posted By Lainie
I don't love the video presentations, either,...

I don't love the video presentations, either, although most of the ones I see are very, very short -- basically designed with the assumption of very limited attention spans.
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,627
Posted By Lainie
Powerpoint essentially replaced the use of...

Powerpoint essentially replaced the use of transparencies and overhead projectors for presentations, and IMO is still an improvement on them. I'm open to considering a better alternative (for myself,...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 May 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,687
Posted By Lainie
I call this diarrhea: Just for...

I call this diarrhea:



Just for starters.



Can you provide an example of words being put into his mouth?
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,627
Posted By Lainie
We don't just use it for presentations (although...

We don't just use it for presentations (although it is the standard presentation tool). Our primary project definition document uses Powerpoint. In the general run of things, people are more likely...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,627
Posted By Lainie
We still use Powerpoint a fair amount at my...

We still use Powerpoint a fair amount at my employer.
Forum: Rantidote 20 May 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 47,414
Posted By Lainie
I'm equally frustrated by the (mercifully few)...

I'm equally frustrated by the (mercifully few) people I've seen on FB being snotty to their FB friends who were into the wedding, or acting as if people who were into owed the non-into-it people an...
Forum: SLC 20 May 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 43,131
Posted By Lainie
That's awful, UEL, I'm sorry.

That's awful, UEL, I'm sorry.
Forum: Rantidote 20 May 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 47,414
Posted By Lainie
Someone left dog poo in the middle of the...

Someone left dog poo in the middle of the sidewalk in front of the nearby Petsmart. Extremely annoying, since cleanup materials were readily available a yards away in the store.
Forum: Police Blotter 19 May 2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,687
Posted By Lainie
Also, I'm pretty sure that having only one door...

Also, I'm pretty sure that having only one door would create some easy new ways to manage mass shootings (set a fire at the opposite end of the building, then wait at the door). And if the shooter...
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 47,414
Posted By Lainie
I bought a 4-pack of (non-foldable) stainless...

I bought a 4-pack of (non-foldable) stainless steel straws a while back. It took some time to get used to the way they feel, but overall I like them. They're dishwasher-safe and generally easy to...
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Lainie
Or worse, actively harasses/harms/agitates...

Or worse, actively harasses/harms/agitates against gay people.
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 47,414
Posted By Lainie
I think they make foldable stainless steel straws...

I think they make foldable stainless steel straws now.
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 34,335
Posted By Lainie
My roommates and I once met a pizza driver in a...

My roommates and I once met a pizza driver in a parking lot a couple blocks from our place, because we wanted that specific pizza but were just outside their delivery area.
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