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That makes me want to hug four-year-old Heebie.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 7:54 PM
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Later she shot a model in Reno, just to watch her die.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 7:55 PM
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I can't tell whether I find this post cute, or fashionable.

Perhaps both!


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:05 PM
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That story is hilarious. My two brothers (13 and 15 years older) generally do not get along. They do enjoy joining together to torture me, about which I am not always good natured. Perhaps it is because they never teased me when I was little, since I was way too little for them to aggressively tease (until I was 10 or so).


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:09 PM
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Aw, Heebie, that was me too. I hated "cute" and preferred "weird." Also with the hilarious imitations of adult speech that rendered me laughable. And cute.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:12 PM
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I really don't like my boss right now.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:28 PM
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Adorable!

(Is that acceptable?)


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:30 PM
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And they laughed at the incongruity of the very adult compliment. So cruel. So funny.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:31 PM
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I don't like my "boss"either. Got a new requirement today to start logging activity in 15 minute increments and to report it weekly. This after years of light management control. I resent it. Sigh.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:32 PM
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The whole family stood around idly watching me and my conniption.

Pain! Painful! Funny!

I think they call it tough love or something.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:34 PM
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6: Noted.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:35 PM
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9: Yikes. Suddenly I feel less micromanaged.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:37 PM
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so I'd better find the most adult compliment I could think of, and so I said "Fashionable!"

But you are fashionable.

max
['You were just ahead of your time.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:37 PM
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I actually kind of like my boss right now. Salary sucks, though.


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:38 PM
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9:"Got a new requirement today to start logging activity in 15 minute increments"

How exactly are you supposed to get any work done? Is there any justification for a policy like that beyond pure sadism?


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:38 PM
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Is there any justification for a policy like that beyond pure sadism?

Isn't that enough?

Also, if you don't know what your people are doing at all times, how can you tell the world about all the bossy stuff you're accomplishing?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:41 PM
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I love my boss. I want to do every single thing my boss tells me to do. I am happy to cater to my boss's every whim, in exchange for a regular paycheck. I am the very best employee any boss could have. Are you my boss? (Bats eyelashes)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:41 PM
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Fortunately, this new "boss" (actually a COTR) is only temporary. My actual boss' position is about to be filled and I know the person who is being hired and this person trusts me. I think life will return closer to normal then. But for the next few months (even internal government hires take forever) I have to adapt to someone who has, for the last five years, commented negatively on how I was not being closely managed. So I figure she is thrilled to have the chance to make changes. I just need not to take the bait.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:43 PM
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I do believe 9 was exactly the joke in a certain dilbert cartoon I read.


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:44 PM
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The parody version already exists, Sifu.

logging activity in 15 minute increments

Ick, unpleasant. Hang tight. Sounds like it will pass.

(Goodness, it also sounds like I'm describing a medical procedure.)


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:57 PM
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Darn it, 20 was me.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 8:58 PM
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20. Powell's other recommended books at that link include such titles as San Sombrero: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups and The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification. The latter sounds like it might be worth the look.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:05 PM
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What parody? Give me a job.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:19 PM
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He's got a degree and everything!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:20 PM
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And here I thought it would help.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:21 PM
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Who the hell told you that?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:22 PM
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logging activity in 15 minute increments

Yeah, having to do that when I was a paralegal completely sucked. Fortunately, the interwebs hadn't been invented yet, so I didn't have to account for my Unfogged time in 15-minute increments.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:23 PM
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You could go back and get another.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:23 PM
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25: Hang out a shingle. Start a private health insurance company. I'd consider signing up.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:23 PM
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I didn't have to account for my Unfogged time in 15-minute increments

"Research"


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:24 PM
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28: GRE books are in the mail!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:24 PM
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No more masturbating to clove cigarettes


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:30 PM
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I've been spending more time on Facebook lately than I had in a long time, and in the course of looking at the groups I'm still in I just noticed that the Unfogged group, which I had sort of forgotten about, does in fact still exist. I know a lot of Unfogged people have joined Facebook since we did the group, so if any of them want in the group send me a message. I think most of these people are already friends with me, but if anyone isn't and wants in the group you can let me know by e-mail (address in the sidebar of my other blog). The group is secret and doesn't appear in anyone's profile, so identity-protection isn't really a problem. The group doesn't really do anything or have any practical benefit to anyone in any way, but given the upsurge in interest in Facebook lately I thought some of the more recent adopters might want to know about it.

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Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:34 PM
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Wait, there's an Unfogged facebook group?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:39 PM
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Wait, M/tch was in China?


Posted by: pdf23ds | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:40 PM
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32: very sad. I will treasure my last remaining pack.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:41 PM
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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain 35.


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:41 PM
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Wait, they banned flavored cigarettes because they're a "gateway drug"? Damn those idiots.


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:44 PM
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I am Michelle Shocked to hear about the facebook group.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:44 PM
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Everything except menthols. Because those make a ton of money for tobacco companies who sell them to black people are way different.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:44 PM
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So I just searched 'unfogged' in facebook, and the two groups among the results were 'a', a group containing one member, and 'Lytton, British Columbia', a group with 88 members that appears to be about Lytton, British Columbia.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:51 PM
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41: I told you, it's a secret group. Only members can see it.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:55 PM
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Oh. I assumed it was 'a'.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:57 PM
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I would never a join a group that would allow me to see my name included in its membership list.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:58 PM
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"a" does appear to have no actual members, and all the "related groups" in its sidebar appear to be about gay porn. So it's an easy mistake to make.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 9:58 PM
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Did Facebook intentionally make "groups" irrelevant during one of the updates, by making it so that nothing any group does ever shows up on my wall or as a notification or a message? Or is that some setting which I don't know how to change?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:00 PM
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46: yes!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:02 PM
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|| I really hate left over DRM. That's what I get for buying from itunes and audible years ago. I guess audible still has it in effect for new purchases. |>


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:03 PM
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Anyone know if it's possible to deauthorize a computer that no longer works? I don't like having it count towards my limit.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:05 PM
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This is why stealing music is better.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:05 PM
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48: I downloaded a iTunes cracker program several months ago and haven't yet got around to using it. Fortunately I didn't buy much. (Unfortunately, the program may only be available for some older versions of iTunes.)


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:06 PM
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Yeah, groups have kind of fallen by the wayside over the course of the various huge changes to the site.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:07 PM
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49: Under the 'store' menu in iTunes, yes.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:08 PM
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Oops, on second thought, maybe not, now that I look at it.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:08 PM
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Maybe I have a use for those useless blank CDs, after all. It's such a pain for audiobooks, though.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:10 PM
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"Forgot password"? I don't even remember my username.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:15 PM
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50: Or buying CDs and painstakingly transferring every track to your computer as a high-quality ogg vorbis, FLAC, or mp3 file! But I gotta admit, stealing can be easier.

Oh hey, since it's 3/4 of the way through the year, what music have people liked? Mos Def had a nice one with The Ecstatic, and I've been playing Raekwon's latest quite often, but I'm starting to feel guilty for almost completely ignoring indie rock this year.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:24 PM
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That's okay; indie rock wants to be ignored.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:26 PM
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You haven't even heard of the bands I'm ignoring.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:29 PM
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I haven't even heard of the bands I'm ignoring!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:30 PM
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See also: Diesel Sweeties, passim.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:47 PM
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I'm going to bed. If anyone else wants in on the Facebook group, let me know and I'll send out invites in the morning.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 10:48 PM
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Oh hey, since it's 3/4 of the way through the year, what music have people liked?

Well, Sasha and Digweed's Northern Exposure sets have been getting regular play on my iPod...


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-22-09 11:05 PM
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Jesus and I have a nonfogged facebook friend in common.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 12:06 AM
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Or I suppose that would be non-unfogged & ∴ "fogged."


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 12:09 AM
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My youngest often gets annoyed at us laughing at her. But she's so funny! There's one particular video of her that I don't have time to find right now, that ends in her saying "probably about 3" which we all find hilarious and will make her furious. Just saying "probably about ... " to her will usually get you punched.

She sort of loves it too though. I once said to her that she would always be the baby of the family, and she asked, "Is that because I'm the cutest?"


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 12:58 AM
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Anyone know if it's possible to deauthorize a computer that no longer works? I don't like having it count towards my limit.

I did this just yesterday. Go into the iTunes store and log in. If you click on your login in the box in the upper right corner (right under the search box) it will bring up your account information. There is a button a couple of lines down to de-authorize all authorized computers.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:21 AM
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64 reminds me of this, linked by a minister cousin.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:27 AM
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I was probably four

... teen.


Posted by: Charlie | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:32 AM
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You can deauthorize all computers then re-authorize the ones that are still active, but you can only do this once a year.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:39 AM
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My sisters (8 and 12 years older) would tease me about everything they possibly could but I generally got back at them through minor feats of social engineering - phone conversations with their boyfriends in which I did perfect impersonations of them and threw wrenches into the schedules of dates, that kind of thing - so, honestly, fair's fair.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 7:03 AM
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My sisters (8 and 12 years older) would tease me about everything they possibly could but I generally got back at them through minor feats of social engineering - phone conversations with their boyfriends in which I did perfect impersonations of them and threw wrenches into the schedules of dates turned them gay, that kind of thing - so, honestly, fair's fair.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 7:59 AM
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72: In fact, both of my younger sister's high school sweethearts came out with much flair. Well, one came out and one, in their mid-30's, announced he "still wasn't sure." That was the day I had to explain bisexuality to my sister and encourage her to explain it to him.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 8:26 AM
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"Why do all these people of various genders keep exciting my cock?"


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 8:49 AM
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"The various genders that excite my cock: Let me show you them."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 8:51 AM
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"Why do all these fashionable people keep tickling my funnybone?"


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 9:00 AM
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"How many various genders are there?"

"Probably about . . ." *BAM!*


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 9:01 AM
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67, 70: I didn't see a button when I logged into my account, but I'll try again. Or check out their help.


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77 - very funny! OK, here she is - age 5, in Toronto.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 2:25 PM
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80: Awesome.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 2:38 PM
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Can't watch here at work, but I'll take emdash's word for it till I get home.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 2:39 PM
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You wouldn't lie to me, would you emdash?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 2:40 PM
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Tell you what, M/tch, I won't lie to you until you get home. Then it's open season.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 2:41 PM
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So emdash, will Obama's healthcare plan cover illegal immigrants?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 2:49 PM
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Commie prisons are onerous.


Posted by: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 3:08 PM
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Oops. Wrong thread.

I blame the Jews.


Posted by: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 3:09 PM
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YOU LIE!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 3:10 PM
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Speaking of being fashionable, I went and got me some of that swine flu all the kids are sporting these days. Who wants some sloppy kissing?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 4:25 PM
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DID YOU? That's rather exciting. Do you get to munch Tamiflu now?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 4:26 PM
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89: You pig.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 4:36 PM
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89: Wow! Should I tell all my irl friends now, or will it have more weight after apo passes?

Maybe this should be an Ask the Mineshaft.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:04 PM
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No TamiFlu. Adults with healthy immune systems mostly just beat it on their own, but she said that if any of the kids showed symptoms to get them in for some right away. So far, it's just a hacking cough and a fever of about 1 degree. Completely unimpressive and not even that unpleasant, except that my chest hurts from coughing. Told me to call if the fever got up to 101 or higher.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:07 PM
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I was hoping to score some of that sweet hydrocodone cough syrup, but no. Just the lame codeine stuff.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:09 PM
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With a fever that low, what sent you in to the doctor to get a diagnosis? (I say, sitting here at work with a vague sore throat and a sudden sense of hypochondria.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:22 PM
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We all had swine flu months ago, before it was popular. (Got it in Wellington - bloody Kiwis and their biological warfare.) But even then no-one gave us Tamiflu or nuffink.


Posted by: Nakku | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:27 PM
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The cough is pretty bad.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:27 PM
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Makes sense. Funny, I don't think of coughing as a flu symptom.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:28 PM
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God, M/tch are you home yet? The effort of not lying to you is killing me.

Sorry to hear about your swine flu, apo. We all got sick over the weekend, but I never ran a fever, so I'm assuming it wasn't pandemic nastiness but just regular nastiness.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:39 PM
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89: Me too! Maybe. I didn't go to the doctor because I never was so badly off. But I do love me some hydrocodone (or even codeine) cough syrup -- which doctors never give me. My mother? Doctors will hand her morphine if she says she has a headache. Why do old people get all the luck?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:41 PM
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It's only been a couple of days so maybe it gets worse, but it has been much, much less unpleasant than seasonal flu. Haven't had much appetite and am tired, but other than that, just the cough.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:42 PM
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I'm super proud of you, apo.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:45 PM
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Further to 102: we already know you love pig products, apo. No need to go this far to prove it.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:48 PM
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101: FYI -- if yours goes anything like mine, it will not shake off so quickly. I feel mostly ok, but am still coughing and sleeping like 10hrs/night. Oh, but you're one of those people who never sleep, right?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:48 PM
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My friend in Kansas had swine flu and felt awful for a week, fever, aches and really really bad cough. I've had a sore throat coming and going for a couple of days. Is that how it begins? If it turns out to be swine flu everyone in my office is going to hate and blame me for not having stayed home, when they get sick. I think maybe I should just stay home until flu season is over.

Also I've never heard of hydrocodone. How does it compare to, for example, Vicodin, floaty-opiate-goodness-wise?


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:54 PM
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104: "one of those people who never sleeps"

I believe he is a parent, yes.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:54 PM
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Vicodin is hydrocodone and acetaminophen.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 5:58 PM
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Well, well. [cough]


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:01 PM
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If it turns out to be swine flu everyone in my office is going to hate and blame me for not having stayed home, when they get sick.

Tell me about it. I've got a sore throat and horrible sinus crap going on. I feel feverish off and on, though I haven't had more than a few tenths of fever any time I've taken my temperature. But what am I going to do, get someone to teach for me eight hours a week? I've got a lot of good will built up in the department, but not that much.

I think it's just some early fall cold, but man, this does not bode well for the coming winter.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:38 PM
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Last February, for the 1st time in years, I got the flu. 103 degree temp, horrible cough, etc. I lost a solid week. I just hope it was H1N1 because I don't want to feel that bad again. I don't usually get flu shots. I will this year.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:47 PM
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97: My secret for dealing with a flu cough is plain old http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaifenisin in double the OTC dose. It gets rid of the green rubber cement syndrome and most of the pain of trying to cough that crud up.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:55 PM
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Goddam all you people. I have a tiny little scratchy throat, and I feel a little bit draggy. And listening to you disease vectors I'm talking myself into feeling really sick. I'm not sick. I have the sniffles. Not sick.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:55 PM
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112: It's okay. You can walk around the metal sick detectors. They won't catch you. This time.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:58 PM
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Vicodin is hydrocodone and acetaminophen.

Last year, when I spent a week as sick as I've ever been, my doc prescribed promethazine, which I discovered is one of the two main ingredients of purple drank. I'm sure it would've been even better with the codeine, but holy crap was that stuff good.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 6:59 PM
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I heard something on the radio from an apparent expert on public health, actually (excellent cite, I know, but I caught it in midstream), to the effect that so far, staying home from work/school showed no evidence of reducing rates of infection, since people are infectious before they show symptoms.

Take it as you will. I couldn't tell if this amounted to nay-saying; the guy was also mentioning the burden to some involved in staying home, and god knows NPR has been airing a few too many people voicing the opinion that the HPV vaccine may be unnecessary.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 7:08 PM
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112: And listening to you disease vectors I'm talking myself into feeling really sick. I'm not sick. I have the sniffles. Not sick.

Not to worry, you should get it some time this fall when it finally goes pandemic.

max
['It's not that big a deal.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 8:08 PM
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And listening to you disease vectors I'm talking myself into feeling really sick.

All the talk about swine flu really is having an effect. People joking about it, new signs popping up everywhere about washing your hands and sneezing into a tissue, hand sanitizer dispensers at random locations. I've found myself viewing everyone as potential disease carriers and every surface - doorknobs, bannisters, grab bars on the bus - as a potential source of sickness. I don't usually view the world this way, and I don't like it.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 8:41 PM
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What with being pregnant, on top of all the ambient attention to fluishness around me, I sure am giving my sniffly students more of the hairy eyeball than I normally would.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 9:10 PM
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It's not that big a deal.

Oh, I don't mind getting sick generally -- spending a couple of days in bed, napping and drinking tea? I just don't have time right now.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 9:12 PM
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One of my co-workers and his whole family all got it in May. He started showing symptoms the day after he and I were in his cube working on a project for a while so I figure, what the hell, I've been two feet from H1N1 and I lived. I have zero plans to get any sort of flu shots. I have gotten vaguely obsessive about washing my hands, though.

apo, if you need anything you of course just need to say the word and we'll do our best to provide. I've started building a bookmarks folder of all the dumb internet shit we're going to use as curriculum on your kids. A promise is a promise.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 09-23-09 10:24 PM
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Finally watched the video linked in 80 last night but didn't have time to comment on it. Verdict: extremely cutefashionable.

But, a question: is that the original occurence of the "probably about three" utterance, or is it just a reference to it? I saw no punching.

And emdash, I have now returned to my normal extreme skepticism of everything you say, including the words "and' and "the".


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-24-09 5:35 AM
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Dammit.

"Verdict: extremely cute fashionable"

Also: best of luck to apo and everyone else with the battling of the sickness(es). The group hugs will discontinue until health improves.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-24-09 5:39 AM
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That is the original utterance. I don't suppose it would have amused us anywhere near us much without the weird chin thing.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09-24-09 7:47 AM
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What question was she answering? Unless that's being too nosy.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-24-09 7:51 AM
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On the swine flu: Our instructions are to have two weeks of classes prepared so that someone else could take over if you're sick. I have no idea how to accomplish this. (I have rough outlines planned, but nothing that someone else could sub off of without more work.) Also I have no idea how I would manage to sub for someone else if they should get sick.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-24-09 8:00 AM
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124 - M/tch, are you the one lying now about having watched the video? We were in Harveys, and C and she are talking about burgers, and he just asked her how many burgers you get in a triple burger.


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126: We watched it together and I don't know what he's on about. It seemed clear enough to me that the topic was triple burgers.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-24-09 9:29 AM
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On the flu stuff.

My doctor's office has a walk-in clinic for the regular old flu shot which I am planning to get. Hope it's better than the one they had 2 years ago.

I keep looking obsessively for information about the swine flu vaccine which I have every intention of getting as soon as the pregnant women get theirs. I don't want a full on google alert, but I'd love to sign up somewhere to be told when it's ready. That way, I can forget about it.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 09-24-09 9:40 AM
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127: Actually, I think you had started watching it when I wandered in, so I must have just seen the latter half where she says her catchphrase and missed the earlier bit that it's about burgers. Anyway my British is rusty.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09-24-09 10:22 AM
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112: Oh, I don't mind getting sick generally -- spending a couple of days in bed, napping and drinking tea?

Plus reading!

I just don't have time right now.

This stuff doesn't sound too bad (not like that Mexican gastrointestinal stuff I got in 2004). Probably have to drop the biking, and save the energy for staggering in anyways.

max
['The panic seems more trouble than the bug itself.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 09-24-09 2:13 PM
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