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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:45 pm 
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On a scale from 1 to 10 how unprofessional is it to mail a letter with a Homer Simpson stamp?


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Hm....I wouldn't call it unprofessional, since I've seen the post office use odd stamps when I have envelopes I'm letting them send out for me as part of a larger mailing drop. What is Homer doing on said stamp?

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Myn,

If you want to look professional, use your computer to print the to & from address's directly on the envelope (or on proper labels if the envelope is too large for your printer) and go with the 'forever' stamps for postage, or even have it weighed at the PO desk for that offical postage label.

Just recently, I received a letter from a charity with a handwritten address and a comicbook stamp on the envelope. My first thought was this was outsourced to one of those 'earn-big-$$$-from-home' type envelope stuffers found in the want ads.

Anything like Homer, Muppets, Superman, Betty Boop, Beetle Bailey, Yoda, Archie, Calvin & Hobbes, I would reserve exclusively for personal letters to friends and family.

Birthday card to a former college roomate or your favorite nephew? O.K.

Job resume to a large company? Absolutely not.

The danger is sending the wrong message as a first impression. You can never know who will be opening that letter. It might be a nameless drone, or it might go straight to the desk of the Head of HR. Maybe this person has body image issues and might be offended by a fat, bald, doughnut munching, cartoon doofus. Perhaps they don't like the show or disagree with Groening's political philosophy. All speaken bombad juju for yousa.

Even if you were sending a resume' to FOX specifically applying for work as Matt Groening's personal assistant, I'd avoid a Homer stamp. It's a sure bet he's not only seen it but received a few hundred fan letters with Homer stamps, by now. You certainly do not want your correspondence tossed into a pile of fan mail.

Conform, or at least wear the disguise. There is a reason guys in suits all look alike.
Don't be this clown.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:27 pm 
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People in Alaska are crazy. I've been up here for 8 days, and I was convinced of that by day 1. But if they ever formed their own army, they'd be unbeatable, even if they attempted a land war in Asia in winter. It's a very different world up here. It was still below freezing today in Fairbanks, and some people were walking through the snow and slush in flipflops and shorts.


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Acclimation for the win?

Mmm.. I would like to see Alaska someday...


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+1 for Princess Bride reference!

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People in Alaska are crazy. I've been up here for 8 days, and I was convinced of that by day 1. But if they ever formed their own army, they'd be unbeatable, even if they attempted a land war in Asia in winter. It's a very different world up here. It was still below freezing today in Fairbanks, and some people were walking through the snow and slush in flipflops and shorts.


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Aha-ha-ha! Aha-ha-ha! Aha-ha... :shock:


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Voort saBinring wrote:
+1 for Princess Bride reference!

Thanks. Got back a few days ago. It's a crazy place with awesome people and ridiculous scenery. Definitely want to go back again.
Photographic evidence: https://picasaweb.google.com/eralitydot ... aRoadtrip#
Aurora borealis FTW


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I have kidney stones! It's the best news I've had in a long time (no sarcasm!). My back has hurt for 6 months or so and I finally manned up and got some tests done. I was thinking it was a torn muscle that I never let heal properly due to 20+ years of tennis on hard courts, possibly requiring some surgery. As it turns out the problem will solve itself...albeit in the most painful and dramatic way possible! Why am I so happy? I'd prefer a few days of acute agony (which is coming right up, apparently) to the awful cramping pain I've felt for a long time now. Also, the vicodin doesn't hurt!

Moral to the story: if your back hurts you might wanna get it checked out.

Why's everyone so quiet lately?


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Hooray for not being something more serious! But yes...um, have fun with those passing.... Vicodin is your friend.


As for the quiet part, I think life has just grabbed a hold of people and is refusing to let go! At least, that is the answer I concluded after asking the same question myself.

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Lithotripsy.

Myn,
Been there done that. Just a bit over 2 years ago in fact.
The solution is a process called Lithotripsy.
Sound waves pulverize the stones into dust-sized granules and they just 'go with the flow'... so to speak.

In my case it required two courses to get it all.
The process is non-invasive and completely painless.
Lie on a table, chat with the Docs, take a lil' nap and
it's wakey time before a wampa can break a sweat on Tatooine.

Don't let em catheterize you man.

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Wow, 6 months is a really long time to have a kidney stone. Ouch.

As for being quiet, I've been spending as much time as possible outdoors and traveling. Tis summer.

I am planning to finally shovel out the money for a decent smartphone, so I'll probably be more connected after that.


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Did ja ever find yourself
playing with words and come up with
a lame pun that will only be funny
to maaaaybe the tinyest handful of people?

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Yeah... me neither.

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Sauron's 'To Do' list

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I think those items need bullet points.


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Had to ad one more to this list.

Ackbarcrombie & Fish

Voort saBinring wrote:
Fashion desinger puns for the SW universe.
Here are my efforts. Feel free to add any corporate
names you can think of from any industry that might draw a groan or two.

Calvin Clone
Dark Lord & Taylor
Christian Dior-oid
Fendi-onaga
Jos A Binks
Louis Vuitontaun
Dolce & Gabbantha
Sith's 5th Aveune

and at the lower end we have
TJ Max Rebo
JC Padme's

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+1! :)


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First post of October!

What's everyone been up to? My thesis is going along nicely. I start fieldwork next week with a group of adults with developmental disabilities. It's going to be amazing, I predict.

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Oh you know... the world of IT is VERY exciting.
Melting UPS batteries, power supplies frying... all that fun stuff.


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Exploding batteries!?!
What cha building there, Gav... a do-it-yourself home interrogation rig?

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Network closets getting too hot. Batteries go "Sizzle Sizzle Pop, burnyourhandstryingtopullthemout"


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Pour a bucket of ice water on 'em.

Works miracles.

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Problem in the engine room Red?

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Yup... we got angels.

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I'm sure we could slip that into Plot 19 somewhere...


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I'll take the terrifying space monkeys over the Dr. Who Angel *shudder*

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Yeah that is all kinds of bad mojo.

You may think you've had some bad dreams in the past, but baby just don't you wait until you meet something that can truly kill you in the blink of an eye.

Voort: "The Angels have a Sacul!"

Gavin: "Yup, we're boned."

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Gavin,
I'm liking the new avatar.
Makes me wanna poke my pudgy mitts through the screen.

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Is this the view from your side of the airlock
after a tiff with Shadow?

Bowman Gavin wrote:
I'm sure we could slip that into Plot 19 somewhere...

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I love making my patented 'Danger' Burgers.

Two thick tender burgers, bacon, fried egg, mushrooms, sausages and black pudding dripping with BBQ sauce and wedged in a bun.

Bliss.

Btw, hold my calls, won't be moving for a few days.

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I don't think I've ever had Black Pudding, let alone thrown it on a burger.

But all the rest of that on a burger? Yeah, enjoy your food coma for a few days! Sounds delish! :)

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Sounds gorgeous. Whilst I like black pudding, I think it would clash with another preferred ingredient. Pineapple slice!


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Wow, I thought the board shut down ages ago! I was just feeling nostalgic and popped the address in randomly. Anyone still hang out here? Or are we all grown ups now with jobs and lives and stuff.


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To paraphrase a favorite fictional star captain.

"Never grow up. Never surrender."

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I still check in every so often. But, ya, life is different now. Other than checking Facebook, I don't haunt the online realm like I used to.


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I still keep the software here and over at PlotPedia up to date, if only out of courtesy towards Our Gracious Host. ;)

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I've been moving some letters around lately.
Just a page or so.
It feels like the opening to The Hangover.

Anyone want to see it?
Maybe even take it somewhere?

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I would love to see what you've come up with :)

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Google docs link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VtggekCLy9HytmIQ-6od4DTTB2JFjP0IMyiEQpdwdfw/edit?usp=sharing
Share what you think.

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I hope constantly chuckling out loud for the entire story is a good sign!

Loved it! More please!


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O.K. Boss.
There are 3 more pages now at the same link.

Took an hour to write, it should take an hour to read.

Just scroll down to the dashed lines to get to the 2nd bit.
I sorta know where this is going now, but words are funny things.
Often they take the story where they would go,
rather than to a destination of my choosing.

Also I spell-checked some stuff in the 1st part.
Seems I mis-remembered Voort's true name.

And I've started a comments thread so as to let this poor innocent random thoughts page alone.
http://www.rsplot.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1752

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Hey Face, is it me or was it TEN YEARS AGO that we all met up in the Craig y Nos castle for your epic Star Wars wedding? I think I'm a few weeks late, but still. Hope you all are well!


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Myn Donos wrote:
Hey Face, is it me or was it TEN YEARS AGO that we all met up in the Craig y Nos castle for your epic Star Wars wedding? I think I'm a few weeks late, but still. Hope you all are well!


I do believe you are right. Wow, that was ten years ago...

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