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Old 11-08-2011, 02:29 AM   #7606
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Graphic design stuff--InDesign for print, Dreamweaver for web layouts...Photoshop and Illustrator for the artwork. I'll have to learn what Fireworks is all about. Is your wife a graphic designer, HLJ?
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:40 AM   #7607
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Well done Dr. Zen!
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:59 AM   #7608
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... Is your wife a graphic designer, HLJ?
Not professionally.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:31 PM   #7609
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Congrats, Zen!
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:38 AM   #7610
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Nice work Zen!

You've raised the intellectual climate of the cellar by a degree.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:52 AM   #7611
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I just scored!!!!!! Can't believe it. Getting despondant about my chances of finding a second-hand half-mask for Hector to wear when reffing hockey -even the ones on ebay are going for the price of new ones ($40 and up....). had 20 minutes to kill so wandered into the Re-use center which has a few -usually nasty sporting items and so i skipped yesterday when I was running out of time and *****dingly music golden light moment****** there was the holy grail, sat in a basket of grungy snorkels. $2.12 later and it's mine, all mine.......

Now, the question is, is this good karma that I'm owed, or is it setting me up for a big fall? i just got an email from his coach that they are doing another tourney that will cost us at least $100 ....maybe that's it? hopehopehope

I score a schweet goalie helmet for $28 yesterday, though....... I'm feeling too lucky.....
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:04 AM   #7612
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:04 PM   #7613
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Got something through the post.
I am ridiculously happy.
Can't tell you, but I will some time soon.

Crappy post, I know.
But I am VERY happy and had to share it.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:57 PM   #7614
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Got something through the post.
I am ridiculously happy.
Can't tell you, but I will some time soon.

Crappy post, I know.
But I am VERY happy and had to share it.
Well what is it?
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:58 PM   #7615
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Nope.
Soz and all that.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:01 PM   #7616
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I've got to know now, your making me krazy.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:59 PM   #7617
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Fargon, I love you long time x
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:29 PM   #7618
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Finished another shift at work.
Still concerned that I am doing everything wrong, but no-one seems to have the time to tell me that.
It's also been confirmed that if I have signed up for any extra shifts I can have them.
Some of the ones I wanted had already gone (those this month, sadly) but I have at least two extra which will pay out before I go to Glasgow.
So that's all YAY!

Got a name badge and a full uniform too, so I no longer have to wear my decent school trousers on the floor. And the work ones have a pocket, which is very helpful - I don't need one in class as I have everything I need close to hand, but on the tills you're not close to anything useful. Well, being a retail chemist you are close to lots of useful things, but you'd get the sack if you helped yourself!



In a far more emotional vein...
Funeral tomorrow.
I hope you will understand when I say I am looking forward to it.
It's a family event for a start. I feel good when we pull together.
Mum will need me and won't bitch - pretty much everything I do will be appreciated and remembered fondly. And the bottom line is I will actually BE a help, not a hindrance.

And it will be the end of this chapter. We can settle down and acknowledge the gap Grandad leaves in our lives. We devoted many hours in caring for him and this interim period has been hectic.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:02 PM   #7619
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My aunt by marriage is originally from Iran. A few years ago she brought her aging mother, who speaks only Farsi, over to the US to live with them. Recently she received a recommendation from a colleague for a gerontologist who actually speaks Farsi, which was huge for them because her mother has a number of medical issues, including Alzheimer's, and it has been difficult for my aunt to constantly translate her ramblings and get her the help she needs. So she took her to this new doctor, who evaluated her for over an hour.

The first thing the doctor tells my aunt is that her mother most definitely does not have Alzheimer's. She has a severe urinary tract infection.

I'm sorry, what?

Apparently, it is a known problem among the elderly, and elderly women in particular, that long-term untreated urinary tract or kidney infections can lead to dementia. But the type of dementia shows key differences from Alzheimer's, which a standard practitioner probably wouldn't know how to look for, let alone in a different language. This gerontologist was able to see the difference, ran the urine test in-office, and had the results before the appointment was over.

My aunt reports that after two days on the antibiotics, her mother is noticeably more clear-headed already. Very happy all around!
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:14 PM   #7620
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Wow, that's awesome, and scary at the same time really.
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