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Can this be our official "off topic" thread? 

Today I was pretty much assured a job at Toys R Us. I went through one interview today and the dude said he'll pass me along to his superier, and pretty much as long as I don't start a fight I've been hired. I'll be starting sometime next week, and I get to work in the video game department!

The job will cut into my writing time, but it's part-time so I guess I shouldn't complain. Plus I'll be able to save up for this electric guitar I really want.

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Cool. One of my friends got hired for a manager position at a new store recently. I applied for a job in the industry (no, not that industry). Was looking pretty good, but I've not gotten a reply for two weeks, so I don't think I got it. And I missed the internship at Beth I was thinking about. Which brings me to the fact that I still need to learn to drive D: The commute down to Rockville is a solid 2.5 hours. 

Also, a mouse just ran across my window. 

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Yeah, the ability to drive is almost required in today's world.

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Redsrock wrote:

pretty much as long as I don't start a fight I've been hired.

Start a fight? In Toys R Us?

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A duel with toy swords is a lot more exciting and tempting than anyone would like to admit.

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I meant starting a fight as in with the interviewer. I made a funny that wasn't so funny. :(

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Toysrus never called me back. Damn online applications.

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Ha! That's what I did. I filled out an online app and they called me the very next day.

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Sweet!

Congratulations.

Generally off topic I'm unemployed still as well, currently.

Got some hooks out there and will hopefully get a job in the near future, will do some checks up tomorrow so I dont look to desperate (or what I should say).

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Are we talking jobs? I can't get one. The graduating year before mine, 75% were employed in the museum sector within 6 months. Now my year is at the 6 months mark and I'd guess the figure is more like 20%. Hohohohoho the economy's gone to shit

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KnightMariel wrote:

Redsrock wrote:

pretty much as long as I don't start a fight I've been hired.

Start a fight? In Toys R Us?

In high school, when we were bored, we used to throw footballs up and down the aisle at Toys R Us.  It usually resulted in us being asked to leave.  I'm not really sure why.

Jobs!  Let's list some of the wonderful jobs I had when I was younger...

Helped build decks and porches
Bagged groceries at a store
Became a cashier at that very same store
Bused tables at Red Lobster
Cut fairways and greens at a golf course
Taught little kids to play soccer
Taught kids to use a computer
Photographed and uploaded images of old churches in need of repair for a architectual restoration company

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My new bookcase. :) http://tinypic.com/r/v6hkqa/3

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Redsrock wrote:

My new bookcase. :) http://tinypic.com/r/v6hkqa/3

That's a very impressive collection of Stephen King novels!

Here's where we keep our books.  Alas, my books would probably only take up 3-4 shelves.  Someday, I'll finish the top part (between the ceiling and the top of the bookcases.

Bookcases

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Redsrock wrote:

My new bookcase. :) http://tinypic.com/r/v6hkqa/3

Thats downright shrinelike...

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Haha! I love King, I really do. I also admit that sometimes I have a problem of reading too much King and not enough of other authors (which is why I'm reading some Lovecraft short stories right now). However, I did add my old Harry Potter collection, Narnia collection (that I haven't read yet) and some fantasy novel my brother gave me.

And B, I envy you. When I get my own house I want to have a "library room."

 

EDIT: Oh, and that's probably not half of what King has written.

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Redsrock wrote:

And B, I envy you. When I get my own house I want to have a "library room."

The original intent was to make it a library room: leather chairs, floor lamps, footrests and side tables; however, the kid stuff has invaded, and there are no plans for nice furniture while my son is young.

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I just got back my AP test scores. I got a 5 in AP Psychology and a 4 in AP Calculus. I'm shocked, I thought I failed the Calculus quite badly.

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Congrads! I hear Calc is quite hard, most of my class failed it (I didn't take it at all). 

In terms of bookshelves, most of my books are in a closet. The bookshelf in my room is primarily magazines, school related books, and reference material (art books, history, etc.)

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quirk wrote:

I just got back my AP test scores. I got a 5 in AP Psychology and a 4 in AP Calculus. I'm shocked, I thought I failed the Calculus quite badly.

Nice job!

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Congrats, Quirk... although I have to admit that those grades mean nothing to me. I'm going to assume they're very good, or otherwise you wouldn't be telling us.

I don't have a bookshelf at the moment. The back of my wardrobe has to do for the time being. When I moved, I only brought my important books with me; about 3 boxfulls. I've only unpacked about twenty of them, mostly non-fiction except for Dune and some Pratchetts.

Also, hooray for iAddiction. Today I'm picking up one of these. Second-hand, luckily. I'll worry about how I'm going to pay for it next month. Now I need someone to buy my old Samsung T260 26"...

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Congrads! I hear Calc is quite hard, most of my class failed it (I didn't take it at all). 

If people don't have a good math foundational, it's hard. Otherwise, it's not.

The ideas behind it are the reason why Newton is considered such a genius.

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I actually miss calculus such a lot. It was fun. No reason to do it anymore, though.

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Astion wrote:

Also, hooray for iAddiction. Today I'm picking up one of these.

It's beautiful!

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KnightMariel wrote:

Lady N wrote:

Congrads! I hear Calc is quite hard, most of my class failed it (I didn't take it at all). 

If people don't have a good math foundational, it's hard. Otherwise, it's not.

The ideas behind it are the reason why Newton is considered such a genius.

Talking about the test rather than the subject. I was in AP Calc I/II, and most (all?) of us passed the class, but few of those who took the test managed to get above a 2. 

Astion: 1.8k? fanboy >.>

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Astion wrote:

I actually miss calculus such a lot. It was fun. No reason to do it anymore, though.

Same. I miss my experience with friends learning calculus more, but I really don't need to know anything about it.

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KnightMariel wrote:

Lady N wrote:

Congrads! I hear Calc is quite hard, most of my class failed it (I didn't take it at all). 

If people don't have a good math foundational, it's hard. Otherwise, it's not.

The ideas behind it are the reason why Newton is considered such a genius.

Talking about the test rather than the subject. I was in AP Calc I/II, and most (all?) of us passed the class, but few of those who took the test managed to get above a 2. 

Astion: 1.8k? fanboy >.>

Then, I wouldn't know. Didn't take the calculus AP test either. I did appreciated math a lot more in college than in high school (class for calc AP started at 7AM, an hour earlier than when my school officially starts). Instead, I took Bio and American History AP and I both got a 4. Looking back, I should've taken advantage of AP American History for the credits. Meh, it doesn't matter. Getting a 30+ in the MCATs is my primary goal.

Congrats to you for your AP scores.

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AP Psychology was a hoot. I passed the class and failed the test, which I never wanted to take. AP Government class was a bore. I was 'always' picked on to debate/give an opinion, which I hated, until I refused to. Our teacher, who tried, God bless him, didn't pick on me anymore. Instead, I would write an essay for he and I to discuss after class. My thoughts fall to pieces, as soon as they leave my mouth, which classifies following my logic under cruel and unusual punishment. AP Biology was forgettable. I don't even remember if I took it.

I found our barnyard cat dead on the road, a few days ago, but now that we have a fox, that's not an issue. My dogs are so lovably useless. Growing up around animals has put life and death in perspective.

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You have a fox? You did name him Tod, right? Tell me you did...

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All we have is a bunch of house flies. No idea where they are coming from - no doors or windows are open, and they just keep coming back (disposed of about 10 just this morning). I'm starting to buy into the medieval idea of spontaneous generation. 

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I have a (fat) beagle named Homer. I call him Mr. Bear.

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Dogs are loveably useless.