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At 4:38pm on March 29, 2011, Shannon said…
Fundie lib tarians.  They don't get the idea of hypocrisy either.
At 10:48am on March 29, 2011, Samantha G said…
Haha sweet now I have purpose in life ... as some guys teddy bear.
At 2:10pm on March 27, 2011, Samantha G said…

yeah that would be about my height :l

Wouldn't mind another inch or two, but my mom is about 3 inches shorter than I am so I should feel fortunate.

At 1:06pm on March 27, 2011, Laura McGuire said…

I've worked as a vet tech and 'lead kennel tech' (I was basically in charge of everyone who took care of the boarding animals). I like animals, and I enjoy the work even when it's tiring... something about coming home at the end of the day and knowing you've really worked. Plus, when I was doing it, I was getting 55+ hours a week. So I was paid well, and my insomnia was tempered by exhaustion. lol.

 

I wouldn't do it forever though.

 

And I actually like improv to an extent. It varies by comedian with me, true... improv usually results in mindless crude humor by the time it's over with but that depends on the comedian as well, and that isn't my taste. But well done improv can be impressive, despite the fact you've know the prepared ahead.

 

I lean towards cultural, political, and just intellectual comedy in general. Who are some comedians you particularly like? or that inspire you perhaps?

At 8:34pm on March 26, 2011, Samantha G said…
Nope I'm short ... he's just standing with his head turned toward me because i have apples in my pockets :)
At 6:55pm on March 26, 2011, Samantha G said…

Haha here this my horse Red ... We work well together.

He's more useful than Nugget was any way ... she always seemed to lose her head over things.

At 8:51pm on March 22, 2011, Laura McGuire said…

Well, I just mean more active. I've worked with animals in the past... might do that for a bit while I'm looking elsewhere, or even just to give me a break from people in general while I'm concentrating on other things.

 

Apple has additional software for remote desktop... it works fairly well, a little glitchy on the power pc's though. 

 

Yeah, I would never put myself on stage to just ramble on. You can tell when someone has prepared... and when they haven't, it isn't good. All you hear is **crickets**

At 11:11am on March 22, 2011, Laura McGuire said…
I am thankful I'm not in sales, but the fact that this a retail store as well as a service and repair center leads to some interesting calls. It would be so much easier to remote in, usually if something like that goes on I just tell them to come in. It'll be quicker for them to make the drive, than to explain over the phone.

I'm applying for other jobs right now, I ether want to be doing more exclusive hardware support and repair. Or I plan on taking a break from IT and work on something more physical. I don't care for desk jobs unless it's mentally stimulating,, I'd rather be out doing physical work.

As far as the stand up goes, you're right... YouTube has become a primary means of media consumption, quite a few musicians and comedians owe their careers to the YouTube boom. I've had friends attempt to make me do open mica, I can be rather witty at times and they think I'd do well. The fact is, I realize how much work it takes and I know a 5 minute act would probably be one of the hardest things I'd ever attempt. Good luck though, I hope I get to see some of your material.

I'm typing this on my phone, so if the format messes up I'm sorry lol
At 7:44pm on March 21, 2011, Laura McGuire said…
Oh, and I think it is absolutely awesome that you are trying your hand at stand-up :)
At 7:44pm on March 21, 2011, Laura McGuire said…

I had to spend 30 minutes on the phone with some geriatric lady today... sigh. "I was told this thing could connect to the internet... but it won't, no matter what I do. It doesn't work. And what I thought was internet doesn't say yahoo, so how am I supposed to check my mail?"

 

Me: "Well it certainly will, as long as you have it connected via ethernet to a working connection. What I need you to do is go down to the safari icon and click on it"

 

She opens it, closes the window... and then enters safari preferences. I about attempted to shoot her through the phone by the time I actually had her to yahoo and taught her what a bookmark bar is.

 

The Xserve has just been discontinued... so I'm waiting to see where Apple is about to take their servers. I am suspecting Steve Job's illness, and the coming of the iPad2 has a bit to do with their lack of regard in that area recently. But yes, Apple Servers are a pain... it's not hard integrating mac's into an existing network, but Mac networking is a pain.

 

I write just about everything, a little historical... right now in the fantasy realm with a book I'm writing. My problem is that I quit every novel I start, I decide it isn't good enough. But I can write short stories all day long. The book I'm working on currently... well, it's been a work in progress for a long time. I'm attempting to stick with it, it's lasted longer than others.

At 6:53pm on March 20, 2011, Laura McGuire said…

ROFL. I have to agree. Right now must of my repair work is coming as side jobs, while I work at an independent apple location. Help Desk is about 15-20% of what I do there (the rest is more tedious paper work for the most part). We're over-staffed.

 

But every time I have a customer come in, all I can think is "How many other ways can they find to screw up the simplest OS out there? I mean... surely it might act this way if they... oh wait" :face palm:

 

I am studying Mac business integration right now, I think it's become a bit easier in the past couple years. There are several large technical companies in my city that mainly use OSX (NASA, Hudson Alpha Institute, ect...)

 

I am angling to get away from help-desk and paperwork at all cost right now, I loath that aspect of by job. But I'll just have to wait and see what happens, who knows, maybe my writing will truly kick off in the next couple years :)

At 3:58pm on March 20, 2011, Lois Lane said…

Thanks! Yes, you did tell us, but I didn't get it until now. 

 

I'll tell the girls.  They will appreciate that. They are feeling like unicorns these days, being the only ones around who don't believe. 

At 11:54am on March 20, 2011, Laura McGuire said…

Exactly, and I work with Apple Macintosh, so the OS is unbelievably simple... and the hardware is almost always repeat issues. It's simple, near mind-numbing work.... but it pays, and there's always a need for it.

 

It also gives me time to focus on my other interest, and goals more aligned with the direction I want to be headed in :)

At 9:04pm on March 19, 2011, Lois Lane said…

Hi!

Just today! What a find and why didn't you tell the rest of us about it.

 

Still figuring it out. So many goodies! Will you help me with questions should I have them?  

At 12:30pm on March 18, 2011, Laura McGuire said…
I was a biology major at University... I sort offell into the iT field to make spare cash. I'm good with computers, and the field has just stuck with me... I have other long term aspirations though.
At 10:09am on March 18, 2011, Leigh said…
Same as always: reading a metric fuckton and spending an unhealthy amount of time the interwebs.
At 5:14pm on March 17, 2011, Leigh said…
Well I will now. ; )
At 6:13pm on March 2, 2011, Prog Rock Girl said…
Oy, all that bickering is giving me a headache...
At 8:10pm on March 1, 2011, Pamela said…
LOL This "troll" situation is the most interesting thing to happen in that group!
At 6:30pm on February 28, 2011, Pamela said…
*sigh* yeah, they really need to grow a set eh?  As I said in one of my posts...one of my pet peeves are weak, wimpy women.  My father's pet name for me was "feminazi", so I've learned to develop a thick skin.  Apparently those poor girls would be having long, meaningful heart-to-hearts on that forum if only the big bad men would let them. 

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