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5 December 2013
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Any hockey fans/players here? If so, favorite team/player?
As I'm from Pittsburgh, my favorites are the Penguins.

My favorite player is Martin St. Louis. 

 

 

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5 December 2013
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Any hockey fans/players here? If so, favorite team/player?
As I'm from Pittsburgh, my favorites are the Penguins.

My favorite player is Martin St. Louis. 

 

Since 1960 - Manchester United / Shinji Kagawa.  erm, waht, they don't count??

 

5 December 2013
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Glad to hear you made it home safely, can't have been a pleasant journey at times when driving in freezing rain. Enjoy your work at home, sounds like one heck of a task, how long does it take to list and obtain the books?

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5 December 2013
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trcanberra said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Any hockey fans/players here? If so, favorite team/player?
As I'm from Pittsburgh, my favorites are the Penguins.

My favorite player is Martin St. Louis. 

 

Since 1960 - Manchester United / Shinji Kagawa.  erm, waht, they don't count??

Haha. You like Premier League? I support Spurs. 

 

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5 December 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Glad to hear you made it home safely, can't have been a pleasant journey at times when driving in freezing rain. Enjoy your work at home, sounds like one heck of a task, how long does it take to list and obtain the books?

I usually start around the 3rd week of October getting ready for the spring semester which begins around January 9th or so. I can't give it my full attention with all the distractions at work, but fit it in when I can. And I work on it at home a lot unfortunately. At least I have a staff member and a student worker that do all the processing of the books once I get them into the building or get them pulled from the regular collection. The faculty were late getting all the books into the bookstore manager so I was late getting the list this go around. The students will not be forgiving if their textbooks are not ready to go on the first day of classes in January. Crunch time for Ahhh Girl.

5 December 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Since you have to do a lot of it at home does that mean it's on top of all your other work? Surely not or you'd never have a free moment.

Not having books ready for the first day or term was a common occurrence where i studied, at times we were waiting weeks and making do with photocopies of the relevant sections we needed. Wasn't the lecturers fault, it was those in charge who passed the budgets and sanctioned us getting the books in the first place. 

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5 December 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Since you have to do a lot of it at home does that mean it's on top of all your other work? Surely not or you'd never have a free moment.

Not having books ready for the first day or term was a common occurrence where i studied, at times we were waiting weeks and making do with photocopies of the relevant sections we needed. Wasn't the lecturers fault, it was those in charge who passed the budgets and sanctioned us getting the books in the first place. 

Yes, it is on top of all my other work. I set up the initial identifying procedures and cataloging rules when the program was first dropped into the library's lap (we found out about it when administration made a big announcement during a university-wide faculty and staff meeting). We then tried letting some clerical staff handle the project one semester - oh what a mess. So, back to me it came. I guess I just do too good of a job. Damn organizational skills ruining what should be some of my free time. Oh well.

Students expect the books to be there the first day of class. Some even come in looking for the books ahead of time to get a head start on the semester.

 

6 December 2013
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The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, the performance cited as when he "went electric", today sold at auction in New York for a record $965,000/£591,000. He left it behind on his private plane after the performance, and it's now the most valuable electric guitar in the world. And it was an off-the-shelf buy rather than a custom-build.

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7 December 2013
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I had a good Sinterklaas at Thursday! Quite pleased with my presents:

- A cushion with an owl on it

- A chakra bracelet with gemstones that have special powers, apparently

- A mini piggybank which was an owl. Very cute

- a face mask with cocos flavour

- a watch which is already broken.

- a necklace with a stone of which I don't exactly know what it's called in English. It's a brown stone. Tiger eye?

- A letter of chocolate

I didn't get THE book I was hoping for, despite my parents constantly telling me not to buy it, which I found very suspicious. I guess I just have to buy it myself then.

 

The rest of the week was pretty shitty. Had a lot of bad luck and I sort of broke down at school yesterday. I fell asleep during one class, because I was so ridiculously tired and stressed and when I awoke I started crying and couldn't stop. My entire class could see it, which made me feel embarrassed which led to more crying. Fortunately they're all adults and were all concerned about me and asked me what was wrong. It's just that there's too much going on and that I haven't really been myself nor have been feeling well about myself lately. To make it all worse I had to work in the afternoon and had an argument with my boss. Such a great day.

 

Well later this evening we're going to put up the Christmas tree and decorate the house so hopefully that will cheer me up.

7 December 2013
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Sorry you've had a crap time of it over the last few days Linde, hopefully the weekend will give you a bit of a respite and chance to recharge the batteries. Take care of yourself.

A few or four questions;

How did they get the owl to stay on the cushion, was it well trained or was some food put down?

What is a letter of chocolate?

I take it you like owls considering you got two gifts with an owl theme.

Considering there are Sinterklaas presents do folks also do the whole christmas present thing or is it just spending time together and having fun. Would be expensive having to buy presents twice in the space of a few weeks.

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7 December 2013
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Whoops I meant with the image of an owl on it! It's face printed all over it.

That's chocolate in the shape of a letter. I got the L, as my name starts with an L. It's a common Sinterklaas present for some reason. It's also only available around that period.

Yeah I like owls. Owls and wolves are my favourite animals. I once said I like owls and now I constantly get all these owl themed things. When you look in my room it's as if I collect everything owl-related. Funnily enough I don't have anything with wolves on it. Just a lot of owls, shiva's and rubber duckies (the only thing I do collect..or used to)

 

Most people in the Netherlands, like us, do the whole present thing during Sinterklaas, and use Christmas to spend time together and eat a lot, but some families do the present thing on Christmas day. I think I'd prefer doing it on the 5th of December instead of Christmas, but that's probably because I'm so used to it. I would like doing it on Christmas day instead, but I think I would miss the whole Sinterklaas thing.

7 December 2013
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I hope things get better for you, Linde. Glad your classmates were concerned.

Maybe you'll get the book for Christmas?

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7 December 2013
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Shame about the owl not being a real one but then you'd have to look after it.

Would never have thought of that type of letter, i had the type of letter you get in the post.

I presume you have seen these before Linde.

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8 December 2013
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Can anyone recommend a decent music player that doesn't override your own labelling of tracks? On my old computer I had MusicMatch Jukebox which was brilliant, but I've been putting up with the Windows Media Player since I got this laptop because it's Windows 7 and MusicMatch doesn't work with it. It keeps fecking overriding my track labelling with garbage. It keeps putting the cover of a Love album on The Beatles at Candlestick Park! The 3rd disc of Purple Chick's Sgt. Pepper has the cover for the soundtrack of the dreadful BeeGee's film! It ignores track numbers and relabels them. For some reason it keeps relabelling How Do You It on one Purple Chick as Love Me Do (single version). A bunch of tracks on Purple Chicks Sgt. Pepper it keeps telling me are by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra! I hate Windows Media Player! Any suggestions for a free replacement would be much appreciated.

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8 December 2013
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I use the iTunes one, works fine for me. It has a few bugs, at times insisting that anything you buy in its store has to be the number of that track even if you want to change it, but 97% of the time it leaves the music alone and you can edit it when you want. You can fight and overcome the issues if you have the time and temperament.

 

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8 December 2013
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A little self-indulgence. 

 

I made my first pie from scratch, sauce, pastry etc (admittedly not the chicken, salt etc as im not God), put it all together, baked it in the oven, ate it, and live to type this post. Woo-hoo. a-hard-days-night-john-1 I'm applying to be the next Nigella Lawson.a-hard-days-night-john-5

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8 December 2013
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For those of us with UK style dates, it will be 11/12/13 in a few days :)

8 December 2013
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mja6758 said
Can anyone recommend a decent music player that doesn't override your own labelling of tracks? On my old computer I had MusicMatch Jukebox which was brilliant, but I've been putting up with the Windows Media Player since I got this laptop because it's Windows 7 and MusicMatch doesn't work with it. It keeps fecking overriding my track labelling with garbage. It keeps putting the cover of a Love album on The Beatles at Candlestick Park! The 3rd disc of Purple Chick's Sgt. Pepper has the cover for the soundtrack of the dreadful BeeGee's film! It ignores track numbers and relabels them. For some reason it keeps relabelling How Do You It on one Purple Chick as Love Me Do (single version). A bunch of tracks on Purple Chicks Sgt. Pepper it keeps telling me are by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra! I hate Windows Media Player! Any suggestions for a free replacement would be much appreciated.

Itunes is superior, hands down.  apple01  Never have problems. 

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trcanberra said
For those of us with UK style dates, it will be 11/12/13 in a few days :)

That's "UK style"?  Never hear if it referred to that way…  we use it all the time.  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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Sorry for not posting a lot recently, I'm working every weekend until Christmas 11am-7pm for €6.66/$9.12/£5.58 an hour...lovely a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 I also got a sore throat today a day after starting bloody work so I'll be wrecked until the 23rd blue-meanie Going to crawl to bed now a-hard-days-night-paul-7That and if I ever hear Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas is you, I'll go mental

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