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fargon 07-28-2014 10:43 PM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 905858)



BigV 08-01-2014 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 905582)

I was at that game, sitting in the left field bleachers, field level. I watched that ball soar over my head and disappear somewhere in the upper deck. It was an epic home run.

infinite monkey 08-07-2014 06:15 PM

So I'm going to run the booth of my brother's business at the county fair, intermittently, starting tomorrow. How fun will that be? Tons o' fun!

glatt 08-07-2014 06:30 PM

What kind of booth?

infinite monkey 08-07-2014 06:35 PM

For his business. He and his wife have a great business model and this booth is something never before seen until a couple years ago. It benefits the camping folks' campers. Don't want to get into too much detail, but I'll be helping scheduling and collecting money.

He and his brilliant wife (who makes a ton in her own career) started this business I don't know exactly how many years ago and they are kickin' ass and takin' names. So successful! I'm happy to get to help out. And I love my county fair. Always have, always will.

orthodoc 08-07-2014 10:32 PM

County fair! Coming up here in smalltown in the next couple of weeks. I'm arranging for some Occ Med space and will be there every minute I can, selling the practice. I'll get to listen in on the headliners they get for concerts, and spend a couple of days glad-handing. Smalltown is small. I need to be recognizable.

lumberjim 08-07-2014 11:04 PM

Just got home to find that the Cowboys are playing on the NFL channel.

Pre season, and no Romo, but hey. Bonus

nowhereman 08-10-2014 12:02 PM

Heading out to help clean up our beekeeper's association display room for the upcoming Brooklyn (CT) fair. It's the oldest fair in the country - I'll be there spreading the "buzz" about beekeeping.
Also, got a call about a swarm in a tree locally. Went over and grabbed about 6 lbs of bees and hived them up. Hopefully they will stick around.

BigV 08-10-2014 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by nowhereman (Post 906802)
Also, got a call about a swarm in a tree locally. Went over and grabbed about 6 lbs of bees and hived them up. Hopefully they will stick around.

nice! tha's got to be like finding forgotten honey in the pocket of pants you haven't worn for awhile... or something.

glatt 08-10-2014 02:33 PM

Just got back from the Arlington County fair, and they had a cool beekeeper display with a live hive in plexiglass. Pretty cool. Lots of honey varieties to buy too.

orthodoc 08-10-2014 10:11 PM

I have a few days to myself. That's always appreciated.

xoxoxoBruce 08-11-2014 07:11 AM

You'll just violate your privacy and personal space while arguing with yourself over what you want to do next, while you want to relax. :haha:

DanaC 08-11-2014 03:46 PM

I did my first day's training (well, morning really: 9-1) for a work from home telesales job. I'm still a little wary my internet connection is going to go shaky again and put the kibosh on it - but so far it it' doing ok :p

It's using bespoke software that dials your number (when you prompt ) you pick up and you're connected to the system - all the calls are then done through their internet telephone setup and nothing goes on your bill.

It's raising money for a charity. So far they seem very ethical and not at all like the hard-pushing, salesey, pestery companies that just try and get the figures in at all costs. (we were for instance told that if we have any doubts about a call where they are going for it, but you maybe get the impression that they don;t understand what they're committing to, or may have issues such as senility or what have you, either take the commitment and then email straight to the team leader so they can listen to the call and assess it and if necessary halt the order whilst it's still in progress - or better still don't take the commitment - if in doubt don't take it - they also don't call at weekends or back holidays, or at all during the Christmas season.).

It's an air ambulance service we're raising money for - and they are all warm or semi-warm contacts.

I'm committed to 10 hours a week - which should just about replace the part time teaching wage I no longer have coming in! But once my thesis is submitted assuming I've done ok with calls and am still with them (;p) I can increase that to about 25 hours if I want.

Not the best paid telesales job, but nowhere near the worst and they seem like a decent set up. I'll take the lower rate and not have to deal with insane pressure and unethical practices over high pay and high pressure.

Carruthers 08-11-2014 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by DanaC (Post 906864)
It's an air ambulance service we're raising money for... .

Well done, Dani. I support the local Air Ambulance and, quite frankly, it's a disgrace that they have to be funded by charitable contributions, sponsorship etc and don't receive any 'official' funding.

Not trying to do you out of a job, honest!

Best of luck to you.

Gravdigr 08-11-2014 04:14 PM

The Digr Clan is in an annual membership to the 'local' air ambulance service (strictly a commercial endeavor). If any of us require an air med-evac, we don't get billed for the chopper or the crew. The membership is $150 a year.

Their minimum transportation fee is $7500.

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