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Posted by Dr. Lobotomy on 01 July 2013 - 04:21 PM
Posted by Haymaker on 26 August 2014 - 03:50 PM
i'm getting married. again! and after four decades i'm finally going italy! as a former art student this is very exciting. i will be getting married in may in positano. overlooking the almalfi coast.
ceremony will be here:
we'll be staying here.
then off inland to the parma region to stay in a villa and ride bikes for a week.
then off to sweden to find my heritage and hopefully some old family homes.
i'm really excited for this.
Posted by Maze Solo on 27 November 2013 - 01:57 PM
I'm currently co-producing and directing a piece for the series NFL Films Presents about Phish and the Seahawks, as it relates to Trey's requests in Seattle and at the Gorge for Seahawks fans to do the Wiiiiil-sooooon chant when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson takes the field at home games.
While Phish was wrapping up the Fall tour in Atlantic City, the band and Red Light Management provided us with outstanding access: I interviewed Trey and Fish, we did some backstage filming, and we shot virtually the entire 11/2/13 concert.
Our next set of shoots is in Seattle this weekend, and at the Seahawks game this Monday Night. If you, or if you know of a group of Phish fans who will be at the game on Monday, please let me know below.
We don't have exact air-dates yet, but will be sometime in January on ESPN and NFL Network. I will update this thread as soon as I have more info. In the meantime, you can follow me (@Weaver_NFLF) and NFL Films (@NFLFilms) on twitter for any other updates.
ETA: Here are links to the final piece:
Posted by livet on 28 April 2013 - 02:53 PM
Like a bucket of cold water over the head, I think most addicts could benefit from hearing (in so many words) "Fuck you. Make an effort to change and then maybe I'll decide you're worth my time and sanity." Unconditional love does not equate to the unconditional granting of indulgences and it does not equate to the avoidance of potentially nasty conflict for the sake of perpetuating the illusion of peace.
Posted by Think Tank on 24 November 2014 - 02:25 PM
Posted by Damon on 23 March 2015 - 09:37 PM
What's the deal with all these parents getting in trouble for letting their children walk/bike to school or play outside unsupervised? What kind of world are we living in now? All violent crimes have been down across the board and decreasing for decades, but some local governments want children raised in fear of going outside?
I remember I started walking to/from school alone when I was in 1st grade. Started riding my bike to school after that. Rode down to the comic shop in town in 3rd grade to hang out. I spent every warm day in California wandering around the canyon with friends in the 4th grade.
The kids in this town seem to wander around the neighborhoods pretty freely. I'm hoping it's more outliers than the norm forbidding this kind of stuff.
Here's a related story: We have a large park directly behind our house (it is literally our backyard) with a sled hill. My daughter who is 10 was out there with two friends sledding a few months ago. I get a knock on the door, angry parent, with my daughter in tow. She chews me out for letting my daughter play in the park without direct supervision, says she will call police, CPS, etc. I asked what Cayla did wrong, answer was nothing, she was playing with kids just fine, but when the lady asked her where her parents were she said "at home" and pointed to our house. So she grabbed her by the arm and made my daughter go with her to our house.
My response: "So you took my child, from the park, against her will, and brought her to my house? Call the cops lady, I will file kidnapping charges."
Posted by Spaced Cowbow on 28 January 2015 - 06:02 PM
Just heard from my doc at Sloan Kettering. Biopsy results in. It was a benign cyst. I do not have cancer!!!!
Thanks to all of you for your vibes and well wishes.
Now on to rehabbing my knee and getting back to life.
Posted by Alyssa on 15 December 2014 - 04:13 PM
Yay holiday photos!!!
Posted by Greta on 10 March 2014 - 02:42 PM
Well, my company ain't sending me anywhere, and I'm certainly no Dr., but I did manage a pretty killer toast at my sister's wedding on Saturday without crying OR throwing up. In my world, that's progress.
Posted by Think Tank on 17 December 2014 - 04:52 PM
Posted by ICCULIS on 15 September 2014 - 12:38 PM
can't remember the last time I posted in here. If ya don't know, I'm the white male......
Posted by cleantone on 19 August 2014 - 01:58 PM
Someone photoshop a possum over that halibut.
Only had a couple of minutes before I had to leave. Not bad.
Posted by libowski on 15 November 2013 - 05:35 PM
i'm gonna resign today
Posted by Nigel on 25 February 2013 - 04:11 PM
Posted by Haymaker on 06 January 2015 - 04:41 PM
holy shit. this won't mean much to you all but i'm still literally shaking with joy. one of my dearest friends and dead tour bestie, who left a couple of years ago to build water wells in africa as part of a catholic mission, just showed up at my office door. out of the blue. with a beard bigger than jesus. he and i had spoke three to five times a day for 15 years before he left. he is part of me. we were unable to communicate the entire time he was gone. i didn't know if i would ever see him again. i am crying right now. the happiest man on the planet.
Posted by Lar on 19 May 2014 - 04:45 AM
Posted by Flusterphonic on 18 November 2013 - 09:45 PM
Gonna post my lady's boast since I ain't got one...she's the best art teacher in the state, y'all.
She got the award a few weeks ago, but the school decided to honor her I guess.
Posted by Whitty on 18 February 2015 - 08:14 PM
In case you hadn't heard from me in real life or on Facebook or from some other blabbermouth.
That's pretty sweet, right? She's beautiful, and bright, and creative, and all that sappy stuff. We already have a mortgage and a spunky eight-year old running around, so it only seems right to make it official. Meghan's an awesome human being, all smartassery aside. She also barely even knows this place exists, and her eyes have glazed over the few times I've tried to explain how I wound up here and what I do here. That's cool, too. Charming, even.
Here we are posing, me wearing a scarf for some reason, and being intentionally cute for the camera. We both hate that shit. We're a great fit.
Posted by matt b on 21 October 2014 - 12:10 PM
Apparently, I can wedding good.
Posted by Greta on 03 June 2014 - 01:55 PM
So hey, I got that job I been hurtin' for!
It took 6 - 8 months of serious effort but holy cow, I did it. I'll be working more closely with leadership again, handling their big meetings, announcements, speeches, etc. Basically helping them communicate with people as if they're people. It's perfect for now, and preparing me for later. So ready for this change.
My current boss is basically fuming--it's most excellent
The amount of people constantly asking for donations at my place of work is a bit out of control. I'm all for everyone's charitable efforts, and I donate to some of their causes. I don't mind if people put up a website to collect funds, but walking around person-to-person with a bucket asking for donations (making people who don't donate feel guilty) seems over the top. If I donated to every single charity people here are constantly asking for contributions to here I'd be broke.
I fully understand that guilting people into donate by going around to everyone will bring in more $ for your cause, and I appreciate the effort, but it just doesn't seem like the most appropriate thing to do at work. Am I just being a jerk?
No, you're not being a jerk. This is exactly why most (larger?) companies have policies against this. Unless it's company sponsored (which there are a bunch, to combat the we-dont-support-your-cause backlash,) ALL this personal shit is seriously on the down low here. You could hang a flyer at your desk or maybe send an email to a small group of work-friends, but I've never seen anyone walk around with a bucket asking for money. That's kinda nuts for the workplace, IMO.....
I don't know. Where do you draw the line? 501c3s only? What about my church fundraiser so we can have our annual campout? My son's baseball uniform fundraiser?!? Those aren't charities....that's just asking for money so you can do stuff/have stuff.
This whole networking thing is killing me right now. I rarely keep in touch with people I've worked with. Work is work and I generally don't care to hang out with work people outside of the office or talk to them after I move on. Now I need to figure out references for my job hunt and it's a pain in the ass. One company want to talk to one reference before they even interview me so I don't want to bother really busy former coworkers with just casual chat about me with no promise of an opportunity.
Anyone want to be a reference? You guys know me way better than anyone I work with anyway lol
Jenn I know it's awkward but if it's a job/interview you really want, sometimes you gotta ask! I think email is easier: "Hey, I am really trying to land an interview with this great company. Would you mind talking to them briefly, if they call you, about how you know me from ___ or how I did that one thing about ___ or whatever?" I have found that most people are glad to help people with career stuff. Sometimes you have to remind them they promised to make a call or connect you with so-and-so, etc., but I think it's OK to be a little persistent.
And, yes, I'd happily be your reference any day