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  1. I just started watching this show, flipped to it because I can only watch so many Olympic track racing events. I guess I don’t really understand the coupling up thing at the end. In a real world situation wouldn’t it be more like every guy saying “the girl I want to couple up with is <prettiest girl, preferably blond>“? Or is this more like PE in school where you can only choose from the ones left standing? Or is it all predetermined so they don’t all pick the same one?
  2. I read about a study where they were looking at how long people stayed in a job with a toxic boss. The results were very interesting. They found people stayed about 2 years longer in a job with a toxic boss vs. non-toxic. The hypothesis was that people felt more beaten down in those jobs so found it harder to get the motivation to leave. One has to wonder though if that isn't a deliberate strategy in some places.
  3. I work in government and my boss' boss has been actively trying to keep me from advancing ever since she got that job several years ago. You can't apply for positions unless she tells you that you can (and she always has one person pre-selected). If you try, she will cut you down in the interview. I am so sick of seeing people who are much, much less capable get promoted over me. I'll be 55 this year and I'm trying to just hang in for another five years for the pension. But I don't know if I can. My physical and mental health are suffering. It's extremely hard to find something else. I'm at th
  4. My sweet coworker who gently took my elbow today as we were crossing the street. I think he was concerned I was going to get run over.
  5. I ride a train to and from work everyday, so have been reading quite a bit to pass the time. I love Maureen Corrigan’s taste in books so will typically try to seek out books she recommends. So in the past few months I’ve read: Educated by Tara Westover. She’s a very talented writer and I found the story compelling. Some parts were difficult to read but I thought she related her story in a fair and gracious manner, while still conveying the conflicted feelings of having love for someone who has hurt you. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. I’m not much of a history buff and som
  6. I got into a discussion with a coworker about ways to dry your hands in a restroom. I mentioned this contraption that isn’t seen much anymore, a continuous roll towel. We both agreed it was gross, wiping your hands where other people have wiped theirs. Then I went online and found a study someone had done that found that the continuous roll towel was actually the MOST hygienic method, certainly far more than a hot air blower.
  7. I work in the public sector which allows me to see salaries online. This past quarter many people got raises. I was one of the ones who didn’t. They don’t give raises based on merit, and I was told that the raise was for people who had been there at least x number of years without a raise. So I went online, did a comparison, and found 2 people who had fewer than x years who got the raise. I went to my manager and presented this (she doesn’t like me since I’m not part of the clique, and also I’m way more educated than anyone there and probably the most productive employee). She claimed not to k
  8. Same here. Sometimes I can’t get back to sleep and then have to drag myself into work on 4 hours sleep (like today). I try to go to bed early but sometimes I just lie there awake. And still wake up too early. I read somewhere that this cycle is not that unusual. In the Victorian era they called it first and second sleep. Here’s something about it: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180325/Sleep-like-a-Victorian-to-help-insomnia.aspx
  9. The night my mom passed, I had woken up around 3 am, and felt a warm sensation of peace and contentedness wash over me. My dad called several minutes later to give me the news. She’d been living in pain for two years with undiagnosed (until much too late) pancreatic cancer. I like to think that was her way of saying goodbye to me. Also, the sailor’s clock next to her chair in the living room stopped that night. As an aside, I can’t stand when random strangers wish me a Happy Mother’s Day. I get that they mean well, but it’s just painful.
  10. Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but here it is. I live at about 5000 ft elevation, so when I bake Tollhouse cookies I have to use the high altitude recipe. The recipe says to “add 2 tsp water with flour”. The first time I tried this I added the 2 tsp water to the flour mixture. Later I convinced myself this was not correct. So now when I add the flour to the wet ingredients I add 2 tsp water with the first addition of flour. Now I’m thinking this isn’t right either, and I should add 2 tsp with each addition of flour (I don’t have a mixer, doing all this by hand). The
  11. Pumpkin pie pop tarts. Yummy! A coworker used to make Trader Joe’s pumpkin tarts at work because they smelled so good as they were toasting. He liked making the rest of us jealous. I like the pumpkin pie pop tarts better than TJ’s version.
  12. Ok, so Brendan only made a house. It was very cute though. I kinda love that he had marshmallow bits all over his face during the technical.
  13. The Atlantic sure seems to love this show: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/07/sharp-objects-review-hbo/564524/ https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/07/sharp-objects-music/565544/ I did love the use of Led Zeppelin's In The Evening intro in the second episode... impending doom indeed. Gave me chills.
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