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Started this discussion. Last reply by roland707 May 19, 2011. 9 Replies

Hi, So here is my introduction, My name is Laura.I am currently living in Huntsville, Al (originally from Dallas, Tx)Irish-Catholic heritage, but second generation non-theist.I am out-going, and…Continue

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roland707 replied to Laura McGuire's discussion May I have your attention please...
"Hey Laura, I'm in Boaz, AL. Good to meet you."
May 19, 2011
booklover replied to Laura McGuire's discussion May I have your attention please...
"My moms side is Jewish (by heritage only), they were/are Atheists.  My fathers side, protestant.  I married a catholic (I converted him all the way to Agnostic :).  I was raised with no religion.  We celebrated Santa Claus, had a…"
May 19, 2011
Michael Peterson replied to Laura McGuire's discussion May I have your attention please...
"Uh oh, you're a catholic atheist. I'm a protestant atheist. We must now feud."
May 19, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Kelly M's discussion Ok, so I think I'm an atheist nun....lol in the group Atheist Singles
"Just tell me where and when ;)"
Apr 5, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Heather McIntosh's discussion Introductions in the group Atheist Singles
"Finally! Someone who sees meds from my perspective. It's not a lack of belief in them. The fact is they do work, but you can't take them and not expect to have other areas affected by the imbalance of neurotransmitters. It will change you,…"
Mar 22, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Heather McIntosh's discussion Introductions in the group Atheist Singles
"Like... seriously seriously?     Oh, and if anyone ever needs an understanding ear...   My name is Laura, and I suffer from Bipolar disorder... I am not on medications, and I make due the best way I know how.' I manage my…"
Mar 22, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Heather McIntosh's discussion Introductions in the group Atheist Singles
"WooHoo for honesty Angela. Very brave."
Mar 22, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Heather McIntosh's discussion Introductions in the group Atheist Singles
"I can see what you're saying. It's not that it actually something to judge a person on, but a nice attribute if they meet the criteria. I have a preference for darker hair over blonde or red. *shrug*, doesn't mean I'd…"
Mar 22, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Heather McIntosh's discussion Introductions in the group Atheist Singles
"I'm right around 5'7" (way taller than I expected to be, my mother was 4'11")"
Mar 22, 2011
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Mar 22, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Heather McIntosh's discussion Introductions in the group Atheist Singles
"Joseph is right, 6'1" isn't all that tall anymore, it's pretty average actually. (but maybe this is because out of my 4 closest friends- 2 are girls and are 5'8 and 5'10. 2 are guys and stand at 6'5, and 6'5…"
Mar 22, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Heather McIntosh's discussion Introductions in the group Atheist Singles
"As far as long term goals, I want to be the most accomplished individual I can be. But more specifically, I want to be published. I love writing, and I am working on a novel at the moment. (and I always have several short stories in the…"
Mar 22, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Heather McIntosh's discussion Introductions in the group Atheist Singles
":D   First thing I saw when I checked my email. Thanks for making me laugh, good start to the day."
Mar 22, 2011
Laura McGuire replied to Heather McIntosh's discussion Introductions in the group Atheist Singles
"Yes, that much is true, but I don't imagine you particularly like being judged off of your height? I'd personally find it even more insulting, because it's not something I can change.   It's not a woman's voluntarily…"
Mar 22, 2011
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"Awwww, you look cute when you're annoyed.  :-P"
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At 7:40pm on May 15, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Laura! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 1:20pm on April 16, 2011, Anita Slaughter said…
Hi Laura,  I too am from Al.  I live in Arab,  not too far from you.  It's good to meet you here.  Hope to talk again!
At 8:29pm on March 30, 2011, Joseph P said…

Yeah, I love pets, as a general principle ... just not so much in my house.  It's an OCD thing.  Dogs are fun to play with, but they don't fit well into my personal space.  I'd rather play with other people's dogs.

 

It's true that I've seen entertaining improv.  I got dragged out to a late-night show this past New Years Eve.  It was funny, just not intellectually engaging like I expect from standup.

 

I definitely go in for political humor, myself.  For my favorites, I'd have to list ... hmm.  George Carlin (duh), Robin Williams, Chris Rock (good social commentary), Ron White (but not the rest of the Blue Collar Comedy guys (although Foxworthy isn't complete crap)), Dennis Miller, Jeff Dunham ...

Hmm, those are the big ones coming to mind right now.

At 9:05am on March 29, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
No worries, it's my pleasure! =)  Hope you have a great day...
At 9:20am on March 28, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
A belated welcome aboard!! =)  Hope this finds you doing well...
At 8:02pm on March 26, 2011, Joseph P said…

Wow, sorry about the long delay there.  The end of the week was a little squirrelly.  It's easy to lose track of what I've responded to already, when it's a stream of comments.  With private messages, at least you've got the little replied indicator to keep it straight.

 

So, what sort of work with animals do you mean?  Have you worked in a vet office or something?  One of my sisters is a vet tech.

 

And yeah, there's also a difference between not being prepared ... and going up on stage and thinking you're going to spin it as you go.  I've seen a couple do the latter.  It's never been pretty, that I've seen.

 

Even improv comedy isn't really random and completely made up on the spot.  They always have an idea of where they're going to steer it.  Personally, I'm not a big fan of improv comedy, anyway.  I prefer more thought out, intelligent comedy.  Improv generally deteriorates to bathroom humor and random, silly things.

At 8:33pm on March 22, 2011, Joseph P said…

That's pretty much what I'm planning on, with YouTube.  I'm still working on getting my material and delivery clean enough to have someone record it, and then I'll post bits of it.

Heh, I've seen people do exactly what your friends are suggesting you do.  It's generally not a pretty thing to see.  "Well, I'm pretty funny, and I've had some funny things happen in my life, so I'll just go up on stage and talk about my life."  *shudder*  No, no, no, no, no, no.  You have to have your thoughts all in order, because as soon as you're standing in front of dozens of people, you'll start forgetting which parts you've already mentioned.  You need to have your punchlines planned out and phrased properly.  There's a hell of a lot of writing, memorizing, and other prep work which goes into even a 5 minute standup segment.

I'll let you know when I have something presentable, though.
At 8:32pm on March 22, 2011, Joseph P said…

Ohhhhhh.  I see now.  I thought you had meant that you work in an Apple Store ... in the back room or something, dealing with the technical problems people have.  Whole bunch of stuff in the back.  Gotcha, I think.

Do the latest Mac OSes even have a Remote Desktop feature?  I can't imagine they haven't implemented it for at least some versions, since XP Pro has had it for 7 or 8 years now.  But, I guess they wouldn't implement that in the retail versions, huh?

 

Hmm, what sort of physical work is there nowadays?  The only thing really coming to mind is construction.  If you can get something in I.T. that's more mobile, it's fun.

I'm attached to the Work-from-Home support section, myself.  I occasionally get tied down to the helpdesk, taking care of tickets, but I'm usually off driving all the hell around North Carolina, either installing new Work-from-Home users or swapping out PCs of existing ones.  With about 500 or 600 people working from home, you'd be amazed how many machines need to be swapped out, in any given week.  Some of those users live 2 hours away from the office, so one swap-out (about 30 or 45 minutes of work) can take up half of my day.  I haven't even bothered taking a lunch for the past two weeks.  I just munch on peanuts or protein bars, while on the road, and then I have a large travel mug full of water.

At 6:56pm on March 22, 2011, Pansy said…
awwww, you're adorable  :)
At 9:15am on March 22, 2011, Joseph P said…

Actually, I only started seriously thinking about the comedy last year.  I just kept coming up with good comedy bits, while I was trying to work on other writing.  After a few months, I just gave in and started writing the stuff down.  I'm working on my delivery and stage presence, right now.

 

Comedy is one of those things that you can use as a vehicle to spin off into any number of other areas.  If I can get to the point of getting any TV exposure, that will make for sufficient name recognition to let me make a living off of it from then on.  Heck, nowadays, even getting any kind of YouTube presence can potentially accomplish that.
 
 
 

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