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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-01 01:48:52 Reply

forgot to mention the fact they're strays. they need some trapping.


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-01 01:51:30 Reply

oh. ..

since when is an elipsis illegal text?

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 11:17:26 Reply

Sometime this week I need to go get measured for a ring size. I have no idea how to figure that out.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 12:02:50 Reply

At 10/3/10 11:17 AM, RydiaLockheart wrote: Sometime this week I need to go get measured for a ring size. I have no idea how to figure that out.

Marriage?
With me it took about 10 seconds and ordering the ring took about as long as buying some beer.

Personally, I'm wondering about my NG debate status. Am I being perceived as that stupid poster all the tim, or is it not so bad after all?


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 13:59:24 Reply

aw, no one likes cats... or fail.


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 14:15:54 Reply

At 10/3/10 01:59 PM, SolInvictus wrote: aw, no one likes cats... or fail.

It's been a slow week.......and dogs are better.

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."-Groucho Marx

And hey, no politics in the lounge.


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 14:21:57 Reply

At 10/3/10 02:15 PM, BrianEtrius wrote:
At 10/3/10 01:59 PM, SolInvictus wrote: aw, no one likes cats... or fail.
It's been a slow week.......and dogs are better.

i know, but i don't have stray dogs wandering the neighbourhood. i'm stuck with stealth-pooping/vomitting felines.

and racoons, doubt anyone wants racoons though.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 14:27:52 Reply

At 10/3/10 02:21 PM, SolInvictus wrote: i know, but i don't have stray dogs wandering the neighbourhood. i'm stuck with stealth-pooping/vomitting felines.
and racoons, doubt anyone wants racoons though.

Raccoons are pretty clever though. I've seen one pick a lock, when given the chance.

But you know what's cool? Tanukis. Once again the Japanese have all the cool stuff.


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 16:57:04 Reply

At 10/3/10 11:17 AM, RydiaLockheart wrote: Sometime this week I need to go get measured for a ring size. I have no idea how to figure that out.

;;;
Rydia any decent jewler will have a ring sizer set for you to try .
It is just a bunch of rings starting very small, up to very large.
Also if you have a ring that fits you the way you like now...they would also have a ring size rod, which is just a tapered rod with different sizes makred on it, slide your ring down the rod til it stops, voila !

Are you getting married ?
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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 18:11:26 Reply

At 10/3/10 02:27 PM, BrianEtrius wrote:
Tanooki

Shit yeah.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 21:00:58 Reply

At 10/3/10 02:27 PM, BrianEtrius wrote: But you know what's cool? Tanukis. Once again the Japanese have all the cool stuff.

they also have something with depicting those little guys as large-testicled pranksters. go Japan!

though you can probably find some nice shade below their prodigious sacks; i guess that counts as cool.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-03 22:11:36 Reply

At 10/3/10 04:57 PM, morefngdbs wrote: Also if you have a ring that fits you the way you like now...they would also have a ring size rod, which is just a tapered rod with different sizes makred on it, slide your ring down the rod til it stops, voila !

I have rings but I haven't worn them in so long a lot of them don't fit and I don't remember which size they are either. A lot of my school projects have me working with stuff that would ruin jewelry.

Are you getting married ?
(If she says yes...that crashing sound you all just heard was my heart breaking)

The boyfriend and I were looking at rings but we haven't really decided on anything. He was just so fucking thrilled I picked one that doesn't cost him an entire paycheck, but I like very simple things.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 09:20:26 Reply

At 10/3/10 10:11 PM, RydiaLockheart wrote: I have rings but I haven't worn them in so long a lot of them don't fit and I don't remember which size they are either. A lot of my school projects have me working with stuff that would ruin jewelry.

A tape measure or a piece of string could be used to measure for your ring size, then just check the length/circumference against this.

I'm making a ring for one of my co-workers, and it has to be made to a size 8. Since I have none of the tools of which More speaks, that page is helping me out GREATLY.


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 13:57:19 Reply

At 10/3/10 10:11 PM, RydiaLockheart wrote: I like very simple things.

;;;
I recently went to my dealer & noticed he had a really nice set of diamond studs on the table ( by dealer i mean my coin dealer) He had just showed them to a person who decided not to purchase them , they were both 4C 65 points brilliant cut on white gold posts.
Is this what you mean by simple ?

I got them for just under $400.00, I gave them to my girlfriend, just because it wasn't any holiday/birthday/occassion I just wanted to do something nice for her.
She was quite thrilled & I would get phone calls like "I'm doing laundry wearing diamonds in my ears lol"
She then went & had the damn things appraised at a jewelery store & was told they're value to be in excess of $1000.00 ... now she doesn't wear them, because she might lose one !
These earings have twist on backs...like they're threaded.

Anyway FYI , if you're looking for a good deal on jewelry try your local coin store, they will often sell you peices based solely on the bullion value of the precious metal & IME what they charge for jewels is below any price you'll pay at a jewelry store.


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 17:38:34 Reply

I never would have thought to check out a coin store for jewelry... makes sense, though. You could certainly get a hold of bullion coins to have a material for jewelry to be made from, even.

Not a bad idea, more. :-D

My mother is dissapointed with a piece she bought recently. We're a bit hard up for cash, so she sent me to the pawn shop with what was supposed to be a fairly expensive white gold bracelet with 1qt of diamonds embedded in it, and the band turned out to be sterling silver. And it came from a very expensive name-brand chain of jewelry stores to boot. The guy refused to buy it.

Caveat emptor, I suppose.


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 19:20:43 Reply

One of the local jewelers doubles as a coin dealer so it's not much of a stretch.

Speaking of jewelers, they have a jewelry thing on the fashion segment of the news every now and then. It featured a girl I used to go to school with. Back then, she was fat and homely. She lost a ton of weight, got her jeweler's certification, and quite frankly, she also got hot.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 19:31:22 Reply

At 10/4/10 05:38 PM, Proteas wrote:

Caveat emptor, I suppose.

Seize the dog?


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 20:08:27 Reply

At 10/4/10 07:31 PM, stafffighter wrote: Seize the dog?

Caveat emptor = buyer beware. I think your thinking of carpe canis, dude. ;-D


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 20:09:53 Reply

At 10/4/10 07:31 PM, stafffighter wrote:
At 10/4/10 05:38 PM, Proteas wrote: Caveat emptor, I suppose.
Seize the dog?

I thought it was "Put the soap in the cake"

God I miss that book.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 22:20:49 Reply

At 10/4/10 08:08 PM, Proteas wrote:
At 10/4/10 07:31 PM, stafffighter wrote: Seize the dog?
Caveat emptor = buyer beware. I think your thinking of carpe canis, dude. ;-D

YES this is fun! Do me now! 7 carpe? How do you say Seven?

Also I like dogs and cats and FAIL pictures.

and bananas.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 23:30:15 Reply

At 10/4/10 10:20 PM, SevenSeize wrote: YES this is fun! Do me now! 7 carpe? How do you say Seven?

Carpe Septua?

Which part of Seven are we seizing, exactly? >:-D~


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-04 23:50:15 Reply

At 10/4/10 08:08 PM, Proteas wrote: carpe canis

Ow. I am in severe amounts of physical pain from reading that.


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-05 12:17:18 Reply

all I think about when you guys say "carpe" is either Terry Pratchett's Carpe Jugulum Discworld novel or the movie Out Cold where Pigpen tells the protagonist to "seize the carp"

took every bit of my being not to put those references in proper Bluebook citation rules. FFFFfff.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-05 13:13:01 Reply

At 10/5/10 12:17 PM, Malachy wrote: took every bit of my being not to put those references in proper Bluebook citation rules. FFFFfff.

MLA or Chicago? Or do you legal types use another system?

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I just got Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? for psp. this game is FREAKING HARD!

you might get 1000 lives, but you're gonna need some serious patience to beat this one.

it reminds me of old school platformers, along with the difficulty. it starts simple enough, but the difficulty ramps up quickly. LUCKILY you can save after each level you beat.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-05 15:39:41 Reply

At 10/5/10 01:13 PM, Ravariel wrote:
At 10/5/10 12:17 PM, Malachy wrote: took every bit of my being not to put those references in proper Bluebook citation rules. FFFFfff.
MLA or Chicago? Or do you legal types use another system?

It's a whole different citation system and they gave me a 500 page book. There's also a different legal citation system that I hear other lawyers use...I think it's a personal preference type thing, ALWD and just to make life more fun, each state has it's own rules that are sometimes totally different.


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At 10/5/10 03:39 PM, Malachy wrote:
At 10/5/10 01:13 PM, Ravariel wrote:
At 10/5/10 12:17 PM, Malachy wrote: took every bit of my being not to put those references in proper Bluebook citation rules. FFFFfff.
MLA or Chicago? Or do you legal types use another system?
It's a whole different citation system and they gave me a 500 page book. There's also a different legal citation system that I hear other lawyers use...I think it's a personal preference type thing, ALWD and just to make life more fun, each state has it's own rules that are sometimes totally different.

Eew. I have to admit... I fething hate citation rules... that sounds like torture. Seriously... 500 pages!? My god... only lawyers.


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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-05 18:16:25 Reply

Citation-wise, I'm used to APA.

I know all about the Bluebook after working in the library last time I went to grad school. It has an official name but everyone calls it the Bluebook, so nobody knew what it was in the catalog since the cataloger only had it labeled as its official name. So, law students who only knew "Bluebook" came to us for help. We asked the cataloger to attack a note indicating "Bluebook" but she wouldn't do it.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-05 18:21:17 Reply

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The only latin anyone needs to know really.

However, this one's always good too:
Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium, atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.

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Response to - The Regulars Lounge Thread - 2010-10-05 19:55:08 Reply

At 10/5/10 04:11 PM, Ravariel wrote: Eew. I have to admit... I fething hate citation rules... that sounds like torture. Seriously... 500 pages!? My god... only lawyers.

Yeah, I don't really get it considering the main differences between the 2 methods are some totally asinine rules about footnotes.

It's 500 pages, and you'd think what with it being in its 18th or 19th edition they would keep up with what each individual states rules are...especially because there's an entire section that goes state-by-state, how hard would it be to just cross-reference the states rules. A lot of it is how to properly cite really specific things. There's a whole section about how to best cite a webpage that may be updated regularly.

We have an entire class where we have projects devoted to "bluebooking" and I thought that section on bibliographies in highschool English was bad...

At 10/5/10 06:16 PM, RydiaLockheart wrote: Citation-wise, I'm used to APA.

that's what I used most often. Although, I had one professor senior year who threw Chicago rules at us because that's what history publications use and it was a history class afterall. Most of my teachers just wanted a work-cited page and maybe footnotes or citation sentences and they didn't care if you used MLA or APA. Maybe the psych classes wanted APA. Ever since MS Word had those pre-loaded I was golden!

I know all about the Bluebook after working in the library last time I went to grad school. It has an official name but everyone calls it the Bluebook, so nobody knew what it was in the catalog since the cataloger only had it labeled as its official name. So, law students who only knew "Bluebook" came to us for help. We asked the cataloger to attack a note indicating "Bluebook" but she wouldn't do it.

Well I mean, it has a big blue cover and it just says "THE BLUEBOOK" on the front...you'd think that would be the name. It could be that they were confusion the ALWD (the Association of Legal Writing Directors citation manual) which is also widely used but newer (I think it started in 2000). Timmy says his school teaches him on those. I guess when the common name is used as a verb (ie: "Today we're going to practice bluebooking some more") either system might become synonymous with law students. It's like calling tissues "kleenex"


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