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Old 09-11-2012, 02:57 PM   #3081
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #3082
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Lesson observations and the stress they cause. I would be less stressed if it wasn't the exact same topic as last year which I messed up big time.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:00 AM   #3083
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I assign accidentally getting my bank account numbers confused so that a check gets lost. For some reason my account numbers get jumbled in my head and I get confused. I hope that I don't lose my check forever. If I did, I would be sick.
I put it in the night deposit yesterday, and I wrote the numbers on the slip jumbled. It was a holiday today, so I don't know if it will get into my account or not. Hopefully it does.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:05 AM   #3084
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Having your school create a pointless advisory thing, which nobody has any choice about, then having them give you a teacher whose class you failed as an advisor.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #3085
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:48 PM   #3086
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My English class. We had a chance to have a quiz and an in-class essay (basically a test). Which would have takes 2-3 hours max altogether. But no, they have to vote on doing an assignment (4-6 hours right there) and an at-home essay (I'd give it minimum 5 hours). Stupid, stupid, idiotic decisions, you stupid classmates!

Not only that, but the assignment is a presentation as well as a written paper, and it is to be done in groups. In addition, my group doesn't want to do anything that requires work.


Just why does all my class except for a couple other individuals think this is easier than to write some 6 short paragraphs in the matter of 2 hours?
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #3087
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #3088
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:14 PM   #3089
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Your internet being down for the past half a week - and likely to be down for another week or so.

I'm not dead, people, only my internet is! I will probably have 10 pages of posts to catch up to when I can open the web from my own computer... But I WILL be back!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:24 PM   #3090
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #3091
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Sorry, all of you Canadians. We won't be popping in for a four-year sleepover after all.

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #3092
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #3093
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A complete inability to go to bed at a time that means I won't be exhausted tomorrow. Might need to start getting to grips with afternoon naps at this rate.
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I assign getting a job that has pretty good benefits, getting excited about it, going to orientation, and then getting a call telling me that in order to work for the company I have to work on my day of rest. What am I going to do?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:59 PM   #3095
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Sorry, all of you Canadians. We won't be popping in for a four-year sleepover after all.

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^ Fair enough. Don't want to start any fights.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #3096
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #3097
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #3098
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All those idiots who refuse to read LotR because the think its too long

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Old 12-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #3101
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... I guess its their loss...
Or the folks who have seen the movies and are afraid the book will ruin their experience.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #3102
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Myself .. I realised I had developed one of my darling late mother's more irritating habits when on receiving Christmas cards in unfamiliar hand I examined the exteriors closely for clues (postmark etc), speculated to myself as to who it might be for a while before doing the obvious thing and just opening it.... why couldn't I have inherited her skills at reverse parking?
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:40 PM   #3103
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Myself .. I realised I had developed one of my darling late mother's more irritating habits when on receiving Christmas cards in unfamiliar hand I examined the exteriors closely for clues (postmark etc), speculated to myself as to who it might be for a while before doing the obvious thing and just opening it.... why couldn't I have inherited her skills at reverse parking?
That's what I usually do upon receiving mail. Wonder who might have sent it. In fact, I do it every time I get a rep point. I look at the thread, and then try to decide who could have written what about it in the comments before I actually read it.

On this note, I assign organisations (usually charities or communities of some sort) that send you random cards and stickers for membership. I get real mail every once in a half a year, so I'm always excited if I get anything, and usually that's just yet another card saying nothing in particular from some long-forgotten community camp thingy.

Also, I assign just barely umbrella-worthy rain and wind that nearly breaks the said umbrella. And the whole fact of rain in mid-December. There's a reasons all Christmas songs have the word "snow" in them!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:21 PM   #3104
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:25 PM   #3105
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:40 AM   #3106
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Those times when you see something falling. You know it's falling before it actually falls, and you know how to catch it, but you can't. Either because you're too far away and running for it will result in you colliding into it, or because your arms are full of stuff and catching one thing will result in five more falling down, or for whatever other reason.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:59 PM   #3108
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Facebook's newsfeed...the chronological listing of friends' stories can cause mass confusion.

Necessary background first: I'm watching the Browns-Broncos NFL game. Broncos are handily winning...One of my friends (Browns fan) comments to another friend (Broncos fan) "Congratulations." As I'm watching the game, I assume that's what they're talking about, so I comment "yeah this is going to get real ugly really fast."

*Continue scrolling down newsfeed, blissfully unaware of the mistake* until...

"Oh...crap...Bronco's friend announced he's engaged today!" Annnnd...now I'm the scumbag who said "This is going to get real ugly really fast."

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Talking to an old friend after three months of no word or sight, and within two minutes they ruin the ending of The Hobbit film they know you have yet to see. Instead saying it's nothing since 'you already read the book!'. Sigh...
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Or the folks who have seen the movies and are afraid the book will ruin their experience.
... I ... I don't even. No.
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Writing a presentation that is twice longer than it is supposed to be. But it's all important!

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High Speed Rail lines, ripping up dozens of ancient woodlands and the lovely green English countryside, and taking away people's businesses and homes, all so someone can get to a meeting or go and spend their money in London ten minutes more quickly than they already can. When we can't afford it in the first place. And there's nobody to vote for who will stop it all. It should be in Orthanc really because it's truly Sarumanian, but it's got more shades of Sauron because of having no say in the matter.
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I'm assigning a very despicable person who is holding my only and very old copy of The Hobbit hostage. While with any other book I'd probably just go and buy another copy, this copy means more because of memories and such.

It's conflicting, because I'm thinking of having my brother pull a Bilbo and smuggle it out of their lair, but I don't want him blamed/questioned in the process.
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High Speed Rail lines, ripping up dozens of ancient woodlands and the lovely green English countryside, and taking away people's businesses and homes, all so someone can get to a meeting or go and spend their money in London ten minutes more quickly than they already can. When we can't afford it in the first place. And there's nobody to vote for who will stop it all. It should be in Orthanc really because it's truly Sarumanian, but it's got more shades of Sauron because of having no say in the matter.

It could be more Sarumanian and possibly even worse, or Wormtonguian, if they held a pseudo 'public meeting' over it then announced at the end that, 'Oh and by the way, none of your votes into this matter today count towards the actual process.'
Been to one of those over the useless destruction of an old-growth forest for a new suburb nearby. It's been entirely empty plots for eight years now.
Folks seem to forget that on an island or peninsula that space is limited and having such a naturally beautiful space surviving for that long should be appreciated.
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People who decide to have group hugs in the middle of a staircase, dawdle in doorways, and just create traffic in the school hallways. Also, those who take their time finishing a conversation with a friend when walking down the aisle of a bus. There's people behind you, sheesh!
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High Speed Rail lines, ripping up dozens of ancient woodlands and the lovely green English countryside, and taking away people's businesses and homes, all so someone can get to a meeting or go and spend their money in London ten minutes more quickly than they already can. When we can't afford it in the first place. And there's nobody to vote for who will stop it all. It should be in Orthanc really because it's truly Sarumanian, but it's got more shades of Sauron because of having no say in the matter.
I would put this kind of bullying down to Mordor too, Saruman's scouring of Isengard and The Shire being echoes of the desolation of Sauron and Smaug.
I worked for a local Wildlife Group at the time when Thatcher-the-Dark was pushing through development of Buisness Parks on green-field sites. We did help to preserve a few SSSI's with rare orchids or newts living in them, but the urban farm (Merry Hill Farm) went the way of Sandyman's Mill.

However, I'm not sure why I assign this to Mordor. The idea that one gets no vote is hardly an objection because no-one in ME, outside the White Council, got a vote either. Even at the meeting of the races in Rivendell it was Council members Elrond and Gandalf who had the last word, and the occupants of Lorien did not consult with Nimrodel before moving into her home.

When we complain that our voice has not been heard aren't we simply complaining like Boromir:

"Will you not at least let me make trial of my plan? Lend me the Ring!"

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People who decide to have group hugs in the middle of a staircase, dawdle in doorways, and just create traffic in the school hallways.
Aww but because of things like this, Frodo and Sam managed to escape the orc troops!
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