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Frieda 07-29-2010 02:29 PM

i was this close to applying for a medical fitness program today.

this close.

MoJoRiSin 07-29-2010 11:04 PM

Then why did you not(qm)
Is registration closed (qm)

Jack Flanders 07-30-2010 02:27 AM

^^ heh!

YsaPur EsChomuw 07-31-2010 10:57 AM

went to the zoo, took a raincoat just in case -- got sunburnt

Brynn 07-31-2010 04:32 PM

I decided not to chop down the gangly, unsightly butterfly bush today because there's a family of hummingbirds nesting in it. The mother gorges herself on the tiny white flowers every morning.

Stephi_B 08-21-2010 12:44 PM

hi :)

i just wanted to announce me being still there (not that often here, but sometimes looking to see if you are still there).

good news for those (including my granny by the way, and i trust my granny 100% with almost everything) feeling slightly uncomfy with me joining the army ;): they didnie take me, because they have a hiring-stopp due to the financial thingies.
so i'm now really applying for proper jobs, science things, administration things inside science things and also for such cool nerd jobs out there in the wild free economy. there's this incredibly fitting and endless cool algorithm developer position - cross your fingers that they invite me there. but actually i don't care, i want to have SOMETHING until nov 1 or latest dec 1 (i'm living off savings and i would very much prefer to not go near the welfare/unemployment assholes who don't neither have my job qualifications (they have all kinds of chemistry fields, but not physical or theoretical chem.) - or my interests in there lousy job data bank.... wait a sec, maybe i should apply THERE to manage their job data bank and thereby restore full employment and after that get a neat govt job with chauffeur and all.... sorry, it's a bit hot in the berlinies :D) well, before i go there i rather do another school job, after all i even have experience in that now (and according to - not really true, reckoning - i have worked in and survived one of Berlin's toughest schools, hehe ;))
and otherwise i'm just enjoying my mmmmmmm-ness state of being :) (yeah, i'm still with my boy :) - it's so totally different, but it feels so so good :))

Frieda 08-24-2010 04:33 PM

i'm studying for a project management exam tomorrow (well, i'm taking a mock exam) while having an intense headache straight from migraine hell.

it has questions like:

> which technique is best used to diminish tension and stress in your project?
A keep work pressure high so there is no time for arguing
B visit the workfloor regularly to feel the atmosphere
C separate team members to prevent any discussions

i mean, please! :rolleyes: unfortunately it also has questions on cost variance and whatever needs to be calculated on interest rates and shit but i guess i'll just skip those or something. i just wish my head would stop pounding.

Stephi_B 08-26-2010 07:57 AM

^D regular coffee breaks, dude!

i sort of know why i try to stay in the state sector, whenever i see 'project management' (or one of this fancy project management words i have to google just in order to find out that it's some nonsense/bubble meaning or one could use a very normal word instead) in a job description i sort of feel very sick ;)

kissing your poor head :)

and whenever i need to know something about project manage-my-ass-ment i come visiting you, bringing coffee and ibuprofen with me ;)

Brynn 08-26-2010 01:05 PM

D: Make everybody neighbor up and play Farmville

I mean, really, what's most important?
I hope your poor head feels better...

YsaPur EsChomuw 08-26-2010 06:35 PM

I'm leaving on a 2-week vacation tomorrow 5 a. m. and I can't sleep. :(

lukkucairi 08-26-2010 07:36 PM

^ hooray for vacation, boo for insomnia!

I am in a similar state of mind. So much to do before the Burn, and so little time left...yet as tired as I am at night, my mind is still racing too much to sleep well at all.

Stephi_B 08-28-2010 12:35 PM

i've made a nudelauflauf (noodle based casserole?) today, the first auflauf i ever made, and i made it with chicken meat slices, peas, an extra egg ;) and loads of garlic and cheese, and it's wow :) (and i'm an auflauf-spoilt brat thanks to my grandma = auflauf-godess!)

it's for my boy :) he did ask for auflauf you see ;)

zero 08-28-2010 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by Stephi_B (Post 424713)
he did ask for auflauf you see ;)

hallo stephanie, i hope you didnie misunderstand what he was asking for..

see, there's this ol' joke about casseroles. here it's..

reminds me of an old story me dad told me years ago

we were watching top of the pops and he was leching over cherry from pan's people when he said "I'd like to be casseroled by that one sonny boy"

i said "don't you mean caressed???

he said "look it up", so I did....

the dictionary said

"to be done slowly for three hours"
i'm sure he'll enjoy his noodles though.

Frieda 08-28-2010 07:00 PM


Marcus Bales 08-29-2010 11:08 PM

casserole me over in the clover

Stephi_B 08-31-2010 09:38 AM

:D :D :D :D

yes, indeed, that ("to be done slowly for three hours") too, but then it's still ramadan, you see.... ;) (ramadan means no sex, not even after sundown, at least if you do ramadan properly!)
but then we had some more or less (more less, hehe :D) ramadan-conform fun after all :) and he took home (as it was not yet sundown when he had to go) his part the casserole and the yummy sweet thing i made out of oat flakes, nutella, milk and some nice spices :)

Peregrine 08-31-2010 11:09 PM

Speaking of Ramadan, funny story:

I used to work at the help desk at my university, and I would usually work two nights a week with a Muslim. We'd work part of the afternoon together, and then I'd cover the office for 20 minutes or so at sundown, while he went to break his fast, and go to the cafeteria for supper. I'm not Muslim, but I wouldn't eat during the shift until he left, because I felt awkward eating in front of a guy who hadn't eaten since morning, and was probably starving.

One day, he switched his shift with another guy, also of middle-eastern descent. I didn't work with him quite as often, so I didn't know him quite as well.

Since I was busy that day, I skipped lunch, so I was pretty starved myself. So I had my lunch in the office, before realizing that this poor fella in the office with me was probably pretty hungry, and I'd just scarfed down a sandwich right in front of him. I felt pretty bad.

While I was sitting there feeling guilty, prayer time came and went, but my companion didn't leave the office. I started to wonder, why wasn't he leaving to break his fast like the other guy usually does. Then I reallized; Oh, right! He's Hindu! Thank God!

MoJoRiSin 09-01-2010 12:12 PM

^ wow :D :D :D

However the really is no such thing as Hinduism

per se

Stephi_B 09-01-2010 12:54 PM


same here! and i really admire those muslims working in gastronomy who do fast.
but then, not all nominal muslims do fast: the algerian colleague at my old workplace at uni doesn't for example. ok, he seems to have had a loss of faith 8 years ago, but he told me even more or less devout folks at home in algeria, particularly the young ones, are not that strict about that, so they only skip alcohol (! actually haram all year long.... my boyfriend says algerians are hobby-muslims altogether ;)), and the strict ones skip all, but only during daylight (my boyfriend told me that that's not really the correct way, sex and smoking - normal tobacco as well as weed:D - are haram altogether during ramadan). only when folks grow old and scared of death they become religious, do the pilgrimage to mecca, grow a beard, pray five times a day, fast etc. he also told me that for him ramadan if at all has only a meaning as a family thing (traditionally and if possible, the whole family meets for prayer and fast breaking every sundown in ramadan).
what i see here in germany the young turkish and arab kids do take ramadan serious - okay in parts it's also a sort of competition for them: i ramadan you under the table! ;) in berlin and some other places the end of ramadan is even a school-free day for muslim kids, at my old school also the few non-muslims kids have a day off and the teachers clean labs, coffee kitchens and that.
my boyfriend says actually fasting is not hard (yeah, but once when we walked across the saturday market at my neighbourhood with all nice smelling and looking food stands... and also football training thrice a week with an empty belly is very strenuous for him) and it's a good feeling to do it.

Brynn 09-02-2010 12:29 AM

Speaking of food, I made a big pot of some really delicious chili tonight - spicy but not too spicy. Little dollop of sour cream. Sharp cheddar. Some crumbled bacon. Oh my.

Stephi_B 09-06-2010 03:02 PM

so there i went to me old school (the headmaster has no money at all, she even cannot pay me the extra hours i did work :mad: - money from which i could have lived a whole month!!)
anyway, when i just wanted to go home i met one of my former extra hour students and she sent me straight away to a private turkish education institute close-by who offer private lessons, but also run their own schools in berlin.
and la voila i'm hired for a paid 3-week trial, giving extra lessons in maths and english to kids in the final classes :):) (their boss who is just now in turkey holding exams - the turkish teachers there are teachers from the turkish ministry you see - happened to call while i was there and okay'ed the whole thing)
it's not a job to really live from, but it'll bring me across things for a while.
and it's super-sweet there, everything's brand new, they have such tiny classrooms, and a teachers' room where i'll get my own shelf and a teachers' kitchen where the teacher breakfast together and drink tea (when ramadan is over, of course ;)) - just cool and nice :)
ya well, and maybe they have a thingie for me, i mean a real position, in their private gymnasium (high school), who knows ;)
and the whole thing is even sort of funny with respect to the current craze about this [insert several nasty words in here] sarrazin person (read here for example - the scariest thing about it is indeed that so many ppl agree with this person...), i go to work there where according to the "immigration is totally failed" opinion a blonde so totally german woman cannot go (today in the subway i got a compliment about my stunning figure *g*, you see - but the guy left me alone when i said nay, thanks i belong someone and reminded him of ramadan and of his age - actually the latter did the main trick!) and i'm paid by people who according to the "immigration is totally failed" opinion live off welfare... (but can pay 200 Euro and more for private lessons, hmmm?!) i say: ha! :p and haha :D and [insert several nasty words in here] :mad: and once more: HA! :)

Jack Flanders 09-06-2010 11:49 PM

"So there!!" You go girlfriend!! Congratulations to you and all digits are crossed for the long(er) employment.

lukkucairi 09-07-2010 02:27 AM

I am sunburned :o

Frieda 09-11-2010 02:49 PM

i need glasses, tried about 100 and they all look weird on me.


madasacutsnake 09-12-2010 08:11 AM

It's coming out. May have to figure out how to give myself a fungal infection/change physicians/fall off a horse, but it will come out.

Frieda 09-12-2010 04:14 PM

maybe they'll fall for the good old red beets trick?

anyway, *hugs*

YsaPur EsChomuw 09-12-2010 05:57 PM

I've just arrived

Jack Flanders 09-12-2010 10:52 PM

^ :)

Stephi_B 09-30-2010 04:10 PM

there's police (tape) between me and my warm cosy home. i'm evacuated cos they fiddle with this there huge (500kg) ww2 bomb they undugged at the s-bahn station. the police lady said something about 22h when it's supposed to be over (now it's 21h here, bah, and i'm awake and running and doing since 6am)

evacuated greetings :)

oh and the (partial) welfare threat is banned, my unemployment insurance still is valid and i'm lucky to have earned good as postdoc :):D so i will not starve / have to beg and unveil my personal everything at the jobcenter (welfare office) until these lazy personnel department ppls in the like 40 places i applied to (only four nays until now, from thingies i applied for in june/early july) get their asses moving and invite me and stuff (i found out that between writing an appl and receiving a definite answer there can be up to 3 months...)
and my fame as nachhilelehrerin grows :o, folks start asking me to give private lessons at home.

Bman 09-30-2010 10:55 PM

the technological singularity is nigh

Frieda 10-04-2010 11:17 AM

i am *this* close to throwing my whistling colleague out the window. right after i punch her in the nose.

lukkucairi 10-12-2010 09:06 AM

^ my sympathies, I hate whistlers.

I am jetlagged again. I can't seem to sleep past about 6am no matter what I do :(

MoJoRiSin 10-12-2010 09:40 AM


MoJoRiSin 10-12-2010 09:41 AM

(Its all for you :) )

brightpearl 10-15-2010 07:46 PM

Shown here is one of the pills I have to take.
Actual size. :mad:

Peregrine 10-15-2010 09:38 PM

I find it helps if you crush them up, and mix them with ice cream. :eek:

Stephi_B 10-26-2010 06:20 PM

:) i haz a job :) finally :) from next wednesday until june :)

not the editor job. they may kiss my jeans-clad behind - i figure they either took the "i'm into marketing" jerk or one of the two eager beaver girls. most definitely they did neither take the geek teacher type nor the bioinformatician chick who wore all black - jeans and zipper hoody - but for overknee lilac wild leather boots (i loved her!! :)). or maybe the only slightly older applicant and only real editor.

nah, it's a school job, maths and chemistry. and they want to raise some nu, modern, progressive math there, individual learning it is called - i digg that :) and they ain't a bloody (wanna-be!) elitist gymnasium, for bloody (wanna-be!) elitist gymnasiums can kiss my unassimilated-to-(wanna-be!)-elitist-shite-and-hypocrisy behind :p

and i have 8 months more time to find my very very job :)

Peregrine 10-26-2010 10:32 PM


Odbe 10-26-2010 11:39 PM

I'm covered in bits of UV-reactive fluro orange fluff from something special I'm making. I hope Lukku will be proud :)
Oh, there will be photos like you wouldn't believe.

YsaPur EsChomuw 10-27-2010 04:56 AM

^^good luck, Stephi!

^greetings to shiny happy people like Odbe and Lukku!

my announcement: I'm writing (because I must) a Slovak-English dictionary of border and alien policing.
Dictionary writing sucks.

I wish it was a creative job, like writing the DG entries....

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