Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

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Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby Mad Lensman » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:24 pm

Just a quick note guys to apologise for my rather spotty appearances here for the last four months or so....

real life reared it's ugly hide once more and kicked my ar$e so hard it's still stinging from a hasty touchdown miles from where I started! - needless to say, I've chocked the life outta it now and stuffed real life back into the clost where it belongs and will be back on the reading/writing/goofing off horse shortly....!

<Translation: My boss got a little out of shape, got ideas WELL above her station which ended up in a college wide IT walk out whilst half of us signed ourselves off with depression, stress and anxiety attacks - I was lucky, I got the depression which led to some totally mind numbing anti-depressant drugs - more about those in an upcoming Origins....! The upshot of all this? Well, I'm not unemployed, unlike the rest of the department, however I did walk out and take four engineers with me, so now I find myself running an ad-hoc IT support business with no safety net... Help!!!! :) )

Thanks for missing me (I hope you all did.....) <Ominous silence> and just to let you know normal madness will be resumed without further problems from this point in! :lol:
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Re: Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby Star Traks » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:34 am

Mad Lensman wrote:...The upshot of all this? Well, I'm not unemployed, unlike the rest of the department, however I did walk out and take four engineers with me, so now I find myself running an ad-hoc IT support business with no safety net... Help!!!! :) )

Thanks for missing me (I hope you all did.....) <Ominous silence> and just to let you know normal madness will be resumed without further problems from this point in! :lol:


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Re: Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby Mad Lensman » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:59 pm

I shook both legs this morning in a vain attempt to understand that old chestnut from the RN... Wads of cash did not fall at my feet, nor did I suddenly become inundated with new IT contracts, I did find that my left leg is slightly less happy to be shook than my right one, an dthat shaking both legs at once annoys the hell out of my Wife when she's trying to sleep next to me.... (I have bruises to prove this).

So I'll settle for hard graft over shaking the legs any day, one, it doesn't seem so unlikely to bring success and two, it's probably a hell of a lot less painful.

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Re: Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby Captain B » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:45 pm

From a fellow forum poster mired in real life interruptions, welcome back! April being the college "month of hell" (at least here), I'm looking forward to taking some time off in a couple weeks and reclaiming my life, such as it is :) Hope all are well, most particularly you, Lensman!
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Re: Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby b-guy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:13 pm

I think my College Hell April is drawing to a close. I have one more exam left on Thursday. Next week I have a drunken stagger, um, I mean Elect & Comp Eng field trip to Montreal. To tour various companies. And not get drunk and/or laid with/by the friendly French locals in the evening. Two weeks of prep for summer training...except I'm not doing summer training. Graduation Parade practice, except I'm pretty sure I'm not on Grad Parade. So two weeks of 'General Duties', followed by a summer of Mon-Fri, 9-5 'On the Job Training' here at sunny Kingston while I enjoy my new apartment.

How's that for timiing? I'm almost 3/4 done writing Season 5 as it is.
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Re: Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby Mad Lensman » Sat May 08, 2010 7:50 am

Thanks guys - I knew that somewhere, someone in a dark, dank corner of the multiverse would be happy to see me....

(Of course I was kinda hoping it would be the really hot secretary we've just hired for the new company, but it turned out to be CaptainB....) :lol:

I'm just rearranging all the Origins stuff and have finally found out why the damn website won't update - so that'll be fixed soone. (See the ori update). Nice to be back and now I see I have some reading to catch up on..... ! :D
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Re: Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby borgcrazy » Sat May 08, 2010 2:34 pm

Mad Lensman wrote:(Of course I was kinda hoping it would be the really hot secretary we've just hired for the new company, but it turned out to be CaptainB....) :lol:

Oh, I'm sure he can dress up like a really hot secretary to accommodate ya. :cry:
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Re: Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby Meneks » Sun May 30, 2010 3:57 am

Okay, decided to put on my Real Life happens here...

Just to let you all know, I have accepted a new job as of last week. Well, I'll still be a fish squeezer (Fish Biologist), and I'll still be working for the Forest Service...so...technically it is a transfer of station. No matter, mid-July I will be moving to the Klamath National Forest whereupon I will find fishing and rafting and steep-ass mountains and all sorts of lovely things! And NO RABBITBRUSH! [allergies.... :evil:]

And, on top of that, I am shortly to embark upto the process of buying my first house. Fun!

So, to put it another way, it looks like my summer BorgSpace delays will become even more so as I somehow get the many projects at current job tied up, move, start a new job, and so forth and so on. On the upside, the day after I arrive at my new location, I am already scheduled to join a snorkle/dive to count steelhead. On a raft. To meet local agencies people, of course. All for the purpose of work. 8-)
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Re: Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby borgcrazy » Sun May 30, 2010 8:39 pm

I'm sure it's not all fun and sunshine like you make it sound, but dammit, your "work" sounds a whole lot like "vacation" to me. Then again, being a retail drone, ANY work that doesn't take place in a dusty, ancient building filled with snotty, crying kids and snippy parents sounds like vacation. Well, it's not all that bad (usually) but the building is ancient. And dusty.
At any rate, take your time, we understand the importance of priorities (that is kinda the point of this thread). We'll be here when you get back.
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Re: Real Life .... Now Why Does It Intervene?

Postby Mad Lensman » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:41 pm

Oh lord.... The phrase "Retail Drone"..... Now I just have a bad premise for a really badly written but probably fun non-episode about a Borg run retail store... Someone put me out of my misery!!! :D
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