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The Boobie Brothers (yes, I'm twelve)

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Just now, raven said:

The Boobie Brothers (yes, I'm twelve)

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Or, the Dookie Brothers 😉

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Just now, ohjoy said:

Or, the Dookie Brothers 😉

Also, The Doody Blues  😁

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Since we're going in that direction- The Black Eyed Pees, and yeah I am also 12.

 

 

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20 hours ago, aquarian1 said:

Leach Boys

This is another one where there are a LOT of options. Heh.

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Beach Bobs

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Beach Buys 

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Beach Toys

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Beach Boyz

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The Would You Rather Series - Part 9

Would you rather...

  1. It always be Spring or always be Autumn. (Imagine that the spring weather pattern would start on March 21st, go to June 21st, and then for the next three months make it's way back to March 21st and so on forever. Same idea for Autumn.)
  2. Wake up in your underwear at work or wake up naked in the woods 20 miles from home?
  3. Have every movie you watch slowly turn into Shrek or have every song you listen to slowly turn into Smash Mouth’s "All Star"?

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Guidelines for the Would You Rather Series:

  • Let us know why you chose one over the other, especially if you have strong feelings about always wanting to be a dancer or eating pizza!
  • PM me with any of your own to include in future questions.
  • Please TRY to answer the questions with the assumption that you wouldn't die making one of the choices. For example, you will not die from obesity from eating Pizza or Ice Cream every meal. It's just "which one would you rather be stuck eating forever."
    - Unless the question is clearly asking you which dangerous situation you would rather face. Then you can assume you might die.
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1 hour ago, JTMacc99 said:

The Would You Rather Series - Part 9

Would you rather...

  1. It always be Spring or always be Autumn. (Imagine that the spring weather pattern would start on March 21st, go to June 21st, and then for the next three months make it's way back to March 21st and so on forever. Same idea for Autumn.)
  2. Wake up in your underwear at work or wake up naked in the woods 20 miles from home?
  3. Have every movie you watch slowly turn into Shrek or have every song you listen to slowly turn into Smash Mouth’s "All Star"?

1) I’ll choose spring because there would be an abundance of blooming colorful flowers. 
2) Underwear at work. As a nurse we are not unfamiliar with bodies and at least I would have my sensitive parts covered. Although goodness forbid I get mistaken as a lost patient! Waking up 20 miles in the woods would be terrible. I’d imagine I’d be covered in mosquito bites, scratches from bushes and I'm not used to being barefoot. 
3) Hmmm...happy ending or catchy tune. I’ll take “All Star”. 
Thank you for the ear worm. I may have to come back tomorrow and change my answer after hearing the song all day in my head. 

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1. Autumn, hands down. I love autumn, I love the cooler weather, so I'd be perfectly happy with that setup. 

2. Hm. Wake up in my underwear at work. Embarrassing, yes, but at least I'd be partially clothed. 

3. Every movie slowly turn into Shrek. If I'm listening to a favorite song, I would be annoyed if it switched to another song. I don't mind Shrek as a movie, so I could deal with that switch. 

 

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1. Not much difference between the seasons here, so I'll take spring for Daylight Saving Time.

2. Underwear at work.  I work from home; I could already do that daily.

3. I've never seen Shrek (and have no interest in doing so), but I don't think the specific film and song matter here; it's a matter of whether you'd never be able to finish a movie or never be able to finish a song.  So I'll go with song, because at least I know how they end, even if I no longer get to listen to them all the way through.  Never knowing how any new-to-me movie ends would be worse.

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  1. When I wrote that one down, I thought my answer would obviously be fall.  But I think I'm going to go with Spring. There's just a lot more nice weather here in New York from mid-April through mid-June than there is for that mid-September through mid-November run.  (I've decided that for my answer, the earth continues to revolve around the sun for 12 months, so I don't have to consider the length of days, which would make Spring a clear winner.)
  2. I'll take my chances in the woods. I've seen that awful show, and in this case, it's just twenty miles from my house and not the middle of nowhere. I just have to keep walking until a stranger finds me, offers me something to cover up, and hopefully call a cab for me.
  3. This is actually the easiest one for me.  I can survive without movies for the rest of my life. I can't imagine a world where all of my music ends up with the same ending.
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7 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

Would you rather...

  1. It always be Spring or always be Autumn. (Imagine that the spring weather pattern would start on March 21st, go to June 21st, and then for the next three months make it's way back to March 21st and so on forever. Same idea for Autumn.)

Always be Autumn, it is my favorite time of year.

7 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

2. Wake up in your underwear at work or wake up naked in the woods 20 miles from home?

Wake up naked in the woods 20 miles from home.  I ought to be able to put some things together so that I am not completely nude.

7 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

3. Have every movie you watch slowly turn into Shrek or have every song you listen to slowly turn into Smash Mouth’s "All Star"?

Smash Mouth's "All Star".  I don't like Shrek.

 

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Spring

underwear at work (I probably would have at least a sweater at my desk, and work has been wfh for over a year now so I’d actually be waking up at home and I’m scared of woods.

Smash Mouth’s All Star.  Might be slightly annoying but I don’t mind the song, if it was a song I hated I would have to reconsider 

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1.  Fall - there's football and holidays and it's sweater weather.  Plus Fall Back gets you more time!

2. In my office in my underwear.  Because I know I have sweaters in my office and I know where the big tablecloth is kept.

3. Smash Mouth - I can't stand the thought of all movies turning into a cartoon.

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9 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:
  • It always be Spring or always be Autumn. (Imagine that the spring weather pattern would start on March 21st, go to June 21st, and then for the next three months make it's way back to March 21st and so on forever. Same idea for Autumn.)
  • Wake up in your underwear at work or wake up naked in the woods 20 miles from home?
  • Have every movie you watch slowly turn into Shrek or have every song you listen to slowly turn into Smash Mouth’s "All Star"?

1. Autumn. I love the flavors, pumpkin, apple, the crispness of the air, I also like bundling up in a sweater or a blanket, and love boots! 

2. Wake up in my underwear at work. If it's right now, no one else is there so wooo, but in general, I wear underwear that aren't any skimpier than a bikini so...yeah. I also there are a lot of bugs in the woods and unless my naked ass is covered in bug spray, no thank you

3. I hate Shrek with a passion so I'll go with All Star, get my game on and go play. 

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1.  Autumn.  I have developed spring allergies in my dotage, and I would rather it get cooler, but not too cold, then start over again with warm.  Spring where I live is a crapshoot when it'll get warm and stay that way -- we've had morning temps in the 30s in the past week or so, and I am over it.

2.  Underwear at work.  We have lab coats and emergency pants in case someone spills a chemical.

3.  Smash Mouth.  I love movies!  I love going to the movies, and I love all the variety of movies that I get to see when theaters are actually in operation.  I would cry if all the movies were the same.

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1. Autumn, because I do not care much for warmer weather and have a better wardrobe for the cool.  It's also easier to handle cool weather even in the house, as I have to wear several layers all year round to avoid cat bites (though he is behaving better).

2.  Underwear at work.  I'm home anyway, but if I were at an office I could always try to pass a bra off as a new trendy shirt like that woman on an episode of Seinfeld.  Being lost and unable to get home appears in enough of my nightmares without adding in nakedness!

3. Smash Mouth, as I could maybe pass off this happening as a mash-up and it wouldn't seem as disturbing as every movie turning into an animated film I haven't seen.

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1. Autumn.  Usually I am all about warm weather.  But in a choice between Spring and Autumn, most def autumn.  My fall wardrobe is bangin'  -- sweaters of all types, tall leather boots, rich colors.  Also I live in New York Finger lakes wine country fall is the best time to go to the wineries all around the lakes. There is one winery that does fresh pressed grape juice of all their different wine grapes and does tastings on grape juice if you are not a wine person.  You'd be amazed at how different grape juices can taste when drinking just the juice of one grape varietal!

2. Under wear at work.  Do I look like I am in a horror movie?  My ass -- naked or clothed -- will not be waking up in anybody's woods.

3. Shrek. I hate that Smashmouth song.

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1. Autumn.  Best season of the year in NYC.

2.  Underwear at work.   Trick answer! I'm retired so I don't go to work anymore!

3.  I guess I'd have to choose death or something because both of those are a nightmare for me.

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1. Definitely autumn, although here on the beach in central California there is really only one season. But if I were still in the mountains, autumn because it will be cooling off and I am a boots and sweaters girl.

2. Underwear at work although I don't wear a bra all the time (I am not especially well endowed and kinda hate bras, even the most skimpy kinds) but naked in the woods sounds like becoming a feast for bugs yikes!

3. I hate Shrek and haven't a clue what the Smashmouth song sounds like, so I'll go with the song.

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39 minutes ago, JTMacc99 said:

 

Well, that wasn't bad at all! And as I had guessed above, at least for me, infinitely preferable to Shrek. Thanks!!

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1. Spring 

2. Work is still home and no one else is there.  So underwear.

3. Is a trick question.  Both answers, same result

 

 

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Or if you're retired and want to answer this question, what you did for a living.

Me:  I make spreadsheets with numbers that are explained with the words "Probably", "I think", and "If..."

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I can't.   But I will try.

 

I try to keep things stocked while making sure people are happy.  

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Covid forced me into early retirement but here goes...

Random people would send me batches of text files full of numbers and after tons of mouse clicks and coffee, sometimes they would end up on airplanes.

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I get things off of shelves and out of drawers and leave them out for a while.  Then I put them all away and get different things out for a while.  And so on for months, then I start over again.

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Until May 2019:

People came to me to show them how to find answers to questions, or sometimes to answer questions, or to ask me to show other people how to answer questions, and often this required a lot of time making signs and creating web pages and learning stuff about the subject of the questions. 

This same assignment showed up on Facebook where my lifelong friend who is a professional artist simply said:   
“I squeeze tubes.” 😆

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I tell people how long they can keep data, where they can put it, and how they can manage it. Basically, I tell people what to do 🙂

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I work with all constituencies by querying relational databases across different platforms using different toolkits  from all our different enterprise systems in order to aid in crafting data driven decisions.

 

*btw, this was literally a description a consulting company whom HR had hired to determine if we were all in the correct pay-band for our market wrote in a final trip report and my boss, when she read it said out loud 'What the actual fuck is this?'

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A direct quote from my brother explains how most people seem to think my job should be described: "you mean you have to go to university to learn how to stamp out books?"

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People do stupid things and think I can undo it.   If they had only asked me beforehand, I would have told them not to do it.  

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I recognize chaos.

I root cause where chaos is coming from

I escalate chaos

I propose a solution for chaos

I get partial agreement

I manage chaos.

I field calls about the chaos.

I say "no shit, I escalated the chaos".

I escalate the chaos again.

I propose a solution for the chaos again

I get another incremental sliver to implement a solution.

I mange the chaos.

I rinse and repeat.

Then I go to the store because I've got 60D on the rest of you on the shit storm that is coming.

TL;DR I work in supply chain.

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I handle basic numbers for people who get paid three times as much as me to handle non-basic numbers. The people repeatedly ask me questions about the numbers and then tend to ignore/forget my answers about the numbers. They demand/request I make changes to the numbers, which I try to accommodate unless I think it will get me in trouble with the people who make the rules about the numbers.

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I sit behind a desk while a madman yells at me and barks and tells me what to enter into a computer to send to insurance companies. I also take people's money, and answer this annoying device called a phone. 

Also, people call me and expect me to make miracles happen and accommodate their needs and get upset when that is not always possible. 

Lastly, I sometimes get papers with numbers on them from said insurance companies and have to enter those numbers into a computer. 

Oh, and I ask if people have covid symptoms and aim a device at their foreheads to be sure they are not contagious with fever. 

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3 hours ago, Quof said:

People do stupid things and think I can undo it.   If they had only asked me beforehand, I would have told them not to do it.  

This is totally my son's job description (he works for a large law firm that in addition to other things also provides legal assistance for people that can't afford to hire a lawyer for civil cases.)

My job for over 30 years (until April 2019): I tempt people into switching jobs so that their new company will send me lots and lots of money. (Yes, I had big fun, why do you ask? :)

 

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Gee what was my job?

Combination Jeopardy contestant, fast food restaurant worker, warehouse worker, social worker. Children's theatre performer (storytelling, puppet theater, singalong and dance leader). Computer instructor to senior citizens, homeless people, ex-offenders,  very recent immigrants.  Cheating assistant to school children (Cliff's Notes, Spark Notes, MasterPlots) and older students.  Friendly ear to those who have outlived their friends/family, as well as homeless people who are never spoken to otherwise.  Provider of internet access to those who could never afford to pay for it.  Nimble assistant to those looking for jobs, or looking for deserved public assistance.

 An intellectual friend with whom to discuss family geneology research or military history, and any kind of intellectual activity (like reading, not just philosophy or science but poetry and novels) that isn't shared by their friends and family - most of whom like the  person who appreciates the friendly ear haven't read for pleasure since they were in high school.  The person that can recommend a book to someone who hasn't read a book for pleasure since they were in high school.

The person who listens to the patrons and tries to keep the books, CDs and DVDs in stock that they ask for.

 

Damn, I loved being a public librarian in a big city.  Everything but the money, of course.  I read on other message boards what younger people consider basic entry level salaries and I have to pull back from feeling embarrassed at how little I made, and make through my pension.  I have no regrets.  It was a privilege.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mine is so hard to describe without giving it away. I see messy things, smell foul odors, listen to people telling their problems, and spend most of my time doing paperwork describing the above. Then I tell their problems to a person who comes in and looks at them for 5 minutes. This Demi-god is allowed to say what those issues are and then tells me how to fix them. Then I do. 

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I sit at a desk and point to objects that are well-marked and visible and that the questioner would see for their self if they opened their damned eyes. I also answer stupid questions for people outside of my organization who somehow found me but couldn't find Google.

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 I write documents for clients that help them describe what they do/did for work and letters that tell how that work qualifies them for whatever might come next. 

I teach them how to answer stupid questions so they can do new or different work.  I teach them how to deal with stupid bosses and coworkers so they keep being allowed to go back day after day without being told to get lost. 

I report my results to overlords that think they are the rulers in charge of our lands showing I've had the mandated results enough that I can keep doing it again next month and next month and so on and so forth.  

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I ask people who have agreed to do work for my company for free to actually sign up and do the work they've agreed to do for free.

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16 hours ago, Callietwo said:

 I write documents for clients that help them describe what they do/did for work

So you should be really good at answering this Question of the Day.

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I pay bills for rich people.  With their money, not mine, so it's okay. 

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 For me it is 4, provided I can hit that 0.7 second window between 3 and "on fire".

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Halfway between 3 and 4.  The outside has to be nicely brown (but not too brown), and the inside all melty and stuff. 

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