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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10500 on: March 11, 2018, 02:38:07 PM »
On the plus side, I enjoy my job 19 of any 20 days. On the downside, as Bea says, personal life health can’t be sacrificed on the altar of pay and security without a real loss. If it gets too out of whack, then at some point you have to decide where you put your heart.

Part of the problem is that when you spend 12 of your 16 waking hours prepping for work, commuting, and working, you sort of have to invest in that time as a core part of where you get value in life. And you want to feel your effort is valued. So, pay is a simple scorecard for that.

TGC sees it out of balance therefore he should fix that, as he’s thinking about doing. So far, I’m doing alright with the status quo, even though I complain of the personal time lost.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10501 on: March 11, 2018, 06:24:02 PM »
Two Steps to Happiness

1. For perfect happiness, be happy with what you've got
2. Be sure you've got plenty

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10502 on: March 11, 2018, 10:40:18 PM »
The path to happiness is low expectations, simples.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10503 on: March 12, 2018, 05:13:56 AM »
Nah, the path to happiness is ice cream and chicken.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10504 on: March 12, 2018, 10:05:19 AM »
The path to happiness is low expectations, simples.

Reminds me of one of my two snarky phrases to live by in business:
“Expect incompetence and you'll never be disappointed.”

The other is about IT:
“When you get an estimate from IT, double cost, double the time, and cut the deliverable in half.”

Those are when I’m feeling snarky.
My real business motto is:
“If you give value, you’ll get value.”

Though I think I should make up a new motto: something about chicken and icecream.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10505 on: March 12, 2018, 03:17:45 PM »
So this talk of happiness made me think, which I do from time to time. If I had a gazillion dollars - what would I do with it once I had scratched itches and righted wrongs? For starters, I would build things like this:
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10506 on: March 12, 2018, 03:28:10 PM »
I'm back at work and I'm sooo tired *yawn*
I always need a day off to recover from holidays, even if it was only 3.5 days ::)

(maybe some photos later hehe)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10507 on: March 12, 2018, 04:28:46 PM »
In adorable news, today I bought a big scratching post for my cats in the hope that my couches will actually survive for another year or two. I also bought catnip spray and applied it liberally to the post. One of my cats went particularly wild, and spent a good long while alternating between fighting the post, licking it and clutching at it like Dagon.


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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10508 on: March 13, 2018, 10:15:28 PM »
I went to see Jeremy Vine (UK journalist) this evening, a talk included in the local Literature Festival - it was very funny, he's super interesting :D
Saturday I'm seeing Joanne Harris and Helen Pankhurst.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10509 on: March 14, 2018, 07:41:18 AM »
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10511 on: March 15, 2018, 10:35:17 AM »
I totally went from: "This is nice and you are an amazing person!" to "How about you go suck your own **** and die?" today while talking to some people. I think I'm having mood swings...  >:(

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10512 on: March 15, 2018, 11:35:21 AM »
I totally went from: "This is nice and you are an amazing person!" to "How about you go suck your own **** and die?" today while talking to some people. I think I'm having mood swings...  >:(
Hmmm, I call that ... Monday
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« Reply #10513 on: March 15, 2018, 04:18:08 PM »
Quote
I totally went from: "This is nice and you are an amazing person!" to "How about you go suck your own **** and die?" today while talking to some people. I think I'm having mood swings...  >:(

An expressions comes to mins 'You seemed so nice until I had to deal with you'

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10514 on: March 15, 2018, 06:05:33 PM »
This may be slightly off topic but... does anyone know anything about corpse decomposition? I'm working on my new series and I want to include a cultural detail about the dead only being buried under the full moon. Until then they are stored in chilly underground vaults. But this the setting doesn't have refrigeration. CAN a body be kept for two to three weeks without becoming horrible?
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