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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!

Man, do I hate these time changes. It is dark outside! Yeah, I know, I used to get up at 5 am, but I’ve gotten used to a short (read: non-existent) commute and getting up later.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

I’m with you, Paddy. This really sucks. It’s like leaving the bar at 2:00 AM with a beautiful woman and waking up hours later sleeping next to a hag. Jarring.

How is it not commuting to work anymore and working from home?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Working from home has its advantages, but it also means you never leave work, unless you set some boundaries for yourself. That was something I learned when I was self-employed -- although it took a long time to sink in.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Do you miss the face-to-face time with coworkers or can you get that virtually?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I have a couple of virtual face-to-face meetings each week, then there are multiple “all-hands” in-person meetings/events per year.

One of the things I learned when I was teaching at a brick-and-mortar school, was just how little interaction teachers have with one another. There just isn’t time during the day. I intentionally got together with my colleagues to collaborate on lessons, to debrief at the end of a unit of study, and to discuss how to deal with student learning problems, but most didn’t. It is very different than the corporate world.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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¡Hola, GN!

Hi, Paddy and Sven!

Despite becoming an old man (how the hell did that happen?), I don’t find the switch to DST a big problem for me. SackO’SugarK, on teh other hand…every year, she swears vengeance on the responsible parties.

I do think it occurs too early in the year these days, but as a kid, it was a sign that summer -- and summer vacation -- was on its way. I remember the ten-or-so-weeks of summer break seemed sooooooo long; that was pretty nice. (And how, up in YankeeLand, it would stay light until nearly 10:00 p.m. around the solstice.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Mrs. Paddy and I went out to a little place in the local canyon for some beer and wine. They also have a few animals that they have rescued and rehabilitated. Here is one of them:

She was purring while being fed.

I also saw this sign, that I thought Fatwa might appreciate:

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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“Peoples sausage is PEOPLE!!1!

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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This place opened in the ’60s near my maternal grandma’s apartment in Chicago; the running joke was, “Anyone we know?”

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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

See, I knew you’d appreciate it!