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Just Sven
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9 months ago

Good morning, GN. Motivational video from Paddy’s retreat.

Just Sven
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9 months ago

Worth a listen -very very good.

dv8
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dv8
9 months ago
Reply to  Just Sven

it’s Dan Vasc, isn’t it?

Just Sven
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9 months ago
Reply to  dv8

Yes. I’d never heard of him before today.

Just Sven
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9 months ago
Reply to  Mac

There’s so many metal genres now, some that really suck, that “metal” has no clear definition. The holy trinity of metal all had their beginnings in the late 60’s/early 70’s: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest. But if someone asked me what’s metal, I’d play them Metallica’s Enter Sandman. Yes, metal purists still fume as what they see as Metallica’s sellout from their speed metal roots with the Black album, but as their drummer, Lars Ulrich, said in response: “Yeah, we sold out. We sell out every stadium we play at.” A cut you might find interesting when they played with the San Francisco Symphony.

Just Sven
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9 months ago

I so loney…

Just Sven
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9 months ago

Cats always bring out the lurkers…

dv8
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dv8
9 months ago

Friday:

Woke up early, because I had a lunch planned with a friend.

Work ran a bit late, but not disastrously so, so I got some sleep before I had to wake up. all in all, I feel pretty rested. I guess the new cpap mask is doing its thing.

Just Sven
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9 months ago
Reply to  dv8

And that’s some good news!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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9 months ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good afternoon/evening, Sven, and dv8 (and Harper!)!

The retreat is over, it was successful, and a lot of good things were accomplished, at least as far as me and my project go. The format was more respectful of people’s time and need to connect with individuals and small groups.

Sven -- the guy who leads portions of our retreat and handles our yearly employee survey has been doing this for about 30 years, working with thousands of companies. I asked if he had ever worked with Teh Bestest Place Ever, but he hasn’t. Pity, it would have been interesting to hear his take.

Sven -- great cover of Amazing Grace.

dv8 -- glad you’re getting some good sleep. I slept horribly last night and woke up feeling like I’d been awake for 36 hours straight. Not good considering I didn’t over-imbibe and ostensibly got 8 1/2 hours of “sleep”.

Just Sven
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9 months ago

Welcome back, Paddy. I’ve never been on a retreat, professional, religious or otherwise. Sounds interesting.