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    Wayfarer's Tavern

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cogito, Apr 26, 2010.

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    Wayfarer's Tavern


    From time to time, our open chat thread becomes unmanageably large. It also degenerates into a stream of noise posts, where people are posting simply because they are bored and wish to be entertained. This has happened consistently enough that we have to question whether such a thread should continue to exist.

    This remains an open question. The repeated collapse of tis thread into a flood of twittering is a problem that must cease. It's a shame that it has to be this way, but we must place some restrictions upon posting here.


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    Link the Writer Awaiting a good story in the local pub... Contributor

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    *pokes head in new tavern, grabs a cup of whiskey and plops on couch*

    Guess what I'll be doing this summer? This summer I'll be taking one course (and it'll be my final math class to complete my history degree) and I'll also be (hoping) having a part-time job or something.

    So excited!

    Of course, I'm still hesitant about that math class, since I'm somewhat bad at it. XD

    Anyone else taking a summer course/having a part-time job in the summer?
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    I hope the following is okay (More so saying rather then up for discussion).

    But i woke up a few hour ago (1am). I was hoping to get some good sleep tonight, knowing i have to travel into the city for the day. Woke up a few hours ago with a stir.

    Not odd, but i usually have a good mind for detail. The bedside draw was open all the way and one of my shoes was on the bed. What is strange about this was a ate dinner before going to bed (which i ate on the bed watching TV) and I had showered and dressed hour's before.

    Strange. I am on my own tonight, which kind of killed sleep.

    The shoe could easily be explained (somehow), but i have certain OCD's. i don't leave draws open. Never.

    I don't sleepwalk or anything like that (Not saying that i couldn't start..)

    Woke up to the feeling of thinking i was still dreaming or dead or something as well.

    Anyway.....at some point, insanity was going to show.
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    I started reading The Harafish again for my semester final. Amazing book. I'm afraid that it will consume all my free time and that I won't get my work done. I suppose its better than reality TV though, right?
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    If you'd had the same attitude when you were just born, you'd still be crawling around on the floor eating your foot. Just go for it ;)

    I don't know whether it counts as a job, especially as I'm not getting paid. But discovering new villages seems like something that resembles a job. It's my new hobby.
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    I know there is zero relationship between The Harafish and Storm Constantine's Wraeththu series, but I couldn't help making a mental picture when I read that title. Har (s.) and hara (p.) are the terms that Wraeththu use for themselves since traditional gender terms do not apply.
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    Yeah, it has nothing to do with gender. Harafish is the term used for common poor people in the book. Normally used as a derogatory term, but lovingly in this text.
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    My last final exam is tomorrow! HUZZAH! Then full time job in summer. Not so HUZZAH-ish.
    Ruben
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    Good luck on the exam, Ruben. What subject? And what kind of job will you be taking on?
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    It's Classics (Ancient World (Greece, Egypt, Rome), which I normally love but this professor wasn't as good as my first. I hope on working in a bookstore. That way I can get a lot of reading done, but maybe also get good critiques from co-workers.
    Ruben
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    I'm trying to walk on eggshells here, so I don't know what exactly to say.

    My....knitting is going well.

    And school is okay, I guess. I'm getting a D+ in math. Not exactly sure what to do....about that.

    :(
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    I would highly enjoy working in a bookstore, except customers might get a little annoyed with my ceaseless rambling. =/
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    I would like to work in a bookstore as well, but you have to recommend things, and I know I hate it when the salespeople buzz around me, so I feel reluctant to do that, but you HAVE to....

    I really don't see the point in anything anymore.
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    Well there's no harm in asking if people need an opinion. Lord knows, I have enough them to go around, so I'd probably do well in that respect. I guess, I never really get annoyed with that unless it's very repetitious. I guess I'm just too patient. =/
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    You're right.

    It sounds like we're both depressed today; anything wrong?
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    Hooray for ceaseless rambling! I would love to recommend books, but I would only repeat myself if I was asked/
    Ruben
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    I haven't been having a good last few weeks and I'm getting tired of more **** piling on. It doesn't help that I had four hours of sleep last night and have been working on homework since I got up (early) this morning. I guess I'm just cranky. But I didn't get two poems done, which kind of makes me happy. I posted one on here. They're done in completely different styles from what I'm used to, so it's all a bit scary.

    But anyways, I just don't feel that well. And I'm tired of being sick.

    How 'bout yourself?

    And yes Ruben, ceaseless rambling for the win!
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    Well, I'm sorry that you're not feeling too well but I'm doubly sorry that there is not much I can do about it. Just keep smiling buddy! You'll get through it.
    Ruben
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    Yeah yeah I know. It's life, I'm used to it goin' downhill. There's a lot of uphill to climb when you get far down though. =/

    But anyways, what's everyone been up to today?
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    Nothing much, just posting a few things on here, getting ready for a final exam tommorow, being lazy, the usual.
    Ruben
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    I guess that's good. When you're at your lowest, the only way to go is up. :)

    Well, I've crunched together the numbers and realized that Monday and Tuesday of next week are big exam times. :( That and one exam this Thursday.

    So, what does that equal? Huge study time. Meaning I won't be able to come on much.
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    I'm genuinely surprised and overjoyed at all the good people here. :) While the rest of the Internet is full of trolls and idiots, all the good people seem to be gathered here. :)

    Thank you guys so much for being your awesome selves!!!! :D
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    ^I didn't do anything this time, but you're welcome. :p We love you, Gi!

    I don't think this deserves its own thread, so I'm going to ask it here: For my roller derby name, which is better- Miss Behavin' or Half Nelsen (because since I married Joel, I'm half a Nelsen ;))
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    Half Nelson, cuz that's a lot funnier IMO. :) Miss Behavin' is funny but other people can take that name; you'll probably be the only one there that is a half-Nelson. :)
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    You too. =]
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