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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9195 on: May 15, 2017, 04:20:17 PM »
Sounds good memnoch. I might drink your scotch though.

I am currently being used as a pillow by my wife and our kitten. Living the dream.

... except for the bit where I can't move and I'm typing one handed on my phone :p

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9196 on: May 16, 2017, 09:32:03 PM »
So this is interesting. I think I found a keyword that flags me as a spammer?

If I write it like this... I'm an annoying spammer. Ignore me and don't click this link! A Mod will ban me as soon as they can!. I think that's okay, but if I combine it...

I'm an annoying spammer. Ignore me and don't click this link! A Mod will ban me as soon as they can!

Weird. Both do the same thing. So be careful if you write the words live and stream next to each other... I guess.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9197 on: May 16, 2017, 09:37:54 PM »
^ weird indeed :o
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9198 on: May 16, 2017, 09:43:00 PM »
Was necessary at one time three years ago. ;)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9199 on: May 19, 2017, 04:46:11 AM »
Ah, me, this returning to work thing blows chunks.
Them: book a flight up here and a hotel so we can get you acquainted and all set up. We'll reimburse you.
Me: Ok. Let's have a call and plan the specifics of the trip.
Them: ....
Me: Got my itinerary and lodging arranged at hotel Y.
Them: Stay at hotel X.
Me: ....
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9200 on: May 19, 2017, 08:47:44 AM »
^ oh, the joys ::)
Now ask them if there's a list of "approved hotels" for next time.
I'm lucky (?) I've only ever worked at big companies that had policies for all sorts of things, so for the issues I had, that wasn't one of them.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9201 on: May 19, 2017, 11:54:53 AM »
^oh yeah.
The irritations and compromises.
I'm about to head in for my daily dose.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9202 on: May 19, 2017, 02:51:03 PM »
My boss is a woman from India. Curious if their culture has any nuances I should be aware of?
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9203 on: May 19, 2017, 05:31:39 PM »
My boss is a woman from India. Curious if their culture has any nuances I should be aware of?

Don't make tech support jokes, I'd reckon.

Anyway, I'm back for hopefully three months, unless I get a call back for this second job and 40+ hours a week over the summer decides to kick my butt. Dunno. But life has been a rollercoaster this past year. I might do a bit of detailing elsewhere. Haven't had a chance for reading or writing, so I'm hoping that'll change for the summer at least. Glad to be back and hope everything is running smoothly!
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9204 on: May 19, 2017, 06:16:25 PM »
All tippititop!! ;D
And are you wondering what's that stuff in your title? Ask @xiagan ;)

And Gem, I've worked with many people from India, some more westernised than others. That your boss is a woman is actually a good thing, because they're still very much male-oriented in higher positions.
Just make sure that you've got your objectives clear :)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9205 on: May 19, 2017, 06:29:52 PM »
So I think it was in here not long ago that someone suggested a biography, which seemed both a stupid and a good idea all at the same time. I mean, it just feels really conceited to think one's experiences would be directly entertaining to anyone else. So I was thinking about the idea, and thinking tends to lead to writing, and I came up with this, which started as a list of the experiences that seemed most interesting to others.

Spoiler for Hiden:
My Life

If I met with my school friends, what could I say,
Of the places I’ve been to since those distant days?

How could I tell them of all that I’ve seen,
The souls I encountered, the places I’ve been?

Would it thrill and enthrall them to hear of my travels?
Or would it just bore them, a thread that unravels?

I walked with giants in faraway lands,
And we ruled the nighttime with fire in our hands.

We tasted the wind of dark starless nights,
And leapt through the clouds from ponderous heights.

Through tension filled silence we watched through dark nights,
Awaiting the thunder and dawn’s early light.

I once lay my hand in a track that was left,
By a hungry young lion in a dry river cleft.

Tongues foreign and strange I made my mouth master,
Learned the words that come first and the words that come after.

I chose always hard paths and sometimes I thrived,
But sometimes I stumbled and merely survived.

I fell through the ice and sank in the mirk.
My wings once entangled, high above earth.

I leapt a crevasse on a cold northern shore,
Where the waves never tire and the winds always roar.

I slipped on wet sea-grass on a high barren cliff,
And pitched to the brink where I dangled as if,
Suspended on wires that were woven of fate,
Glimpsing the world as the hour grew late.

I welcomed screaming new life to the world,
And watched as the light in old eyes finally furled.

If I met with my school friends, what could I say,
Of the places I’ve been to since those distant days?

Would it thrill and enthrall them to retrace my steps?
Or are our paths just our own, in a world that forgets?

How could I tell them of what I have learned?
Of the glory and shame and the fortunes that turned?

That the purpose of life’s like a dance – just to do it,
And the joy of the dance is itself what is truest.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9206 on: May 19, 2017, 07:15:21 PM »
All tippititop!! ;D
And are you wondering what's that stuff in your title? Ask @xiagan ;)

I wasn't going to ask lol. Now I gotta see if the 9 is correct.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9207 on: May 19, 2017, 10:13:38 PM »
All tippititop!! ;D
And are you wondering what's that stuff in your title? Ask @xiagan ;)

I wasn't going to ask lol. Now I gotta see if the 9 is correct.
You were a very important part in the April Writing Contest Scavenger Hunt ;D
(the 9th clue - hence the 9)

And Gem, that's fab :D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9208 on: May 21, 2017, 07:25:02 AM »
Off to Madrid this afternoon.
I'm Saloninus, by the way. And I tell lies, from time to time. Which goes to prove the old rule; never entirely trust a man who talks about himself in the third person.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #9209 on: May 21, 2017, 08:47:01 AM »
Have a great holiday @Eclipse, please tell us where yousightsee and what yummy Spanish food you eat ;D
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