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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3440 on: April 24, 2017, 09:40:22 AM »
    I heard something over the weekend that has really stuck with me ever since.
    A friend has been having problems with her dog barking when she isn't at home during the day resulting in her neighbours complaining.
     She had taken the dog to a friend's place to be looked after for a few days but on Saturday she told me she had had the dog "operated on so she can't bark".
    Horrified, I googled this and learned about "debarking" or "devocalisation".  I'd never heard about it before!
Don't know what else to say really.  I wouldn't say I'm a pet person and I've never had a dog but for some reason it made me feel really gloomy  :sad:
    I might understand it if it's a last-resort kind of thing. If all other options (like training, relocation, blinds, shock collars, etc) have been tried and the critter still makes noise all day, then I could see it is a viable solution. I mean, the alternative would be euthanization (either directly, or by giving it to a shelter which here in Korea usually amounts to the same thing).
   Honestly, I'm not sure that it's any worse than getting neutered/spayed.

I've heard of it back home. It's not really a popular thing to do but my friend was looking into it because their dog was really bad for barking and got used to their spray collar (sprays a scent the dog doesn't like when they bark. A bit nicer than a shock) and they tried a shock collar but every time the dog got shocked she'd pee which was worse. They didn't end up getting it done and they just gave up. Still have the dog but they decided to live with it. It was easier for them tho cuz they lived in a house...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3441 on: April 24, 2017, 10:06:26 AM »
Me:  It's a pufferfish!
Student:  Pufferfish!
CoT:  Purple fish???

Me:  PuFFerfish! (exaggerating the shape of my mouth)
CoT:  Purple fish??
Me:  PuFFERfish!!
CoT:  Purple fish??
Student:  PUFFERFISH!! PUFFERFISH!!  >:(

Me:   :shocked:
CoT:  Hmm, purple fish.  (whips out phone to look it up)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3442 on: April 24, 2017, 12:16:12 PM »
Me:  It's a pufferfish!
Student:  Pufferfish!
CoT:  Purple fish???

Me:  PuFFerfish! (exaggerating the shape of my mouth)
CoT:  Purple fish??
Me:  PuFFERfish!!
CoT:  Purple fish??
Student:  PUFFERFISH!! PUFFERFISH!!  >:(

Me:   :shocked:
CoT:  Hmm, purple fish.  (whips out phone to look it up)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3443 on: April 24, 2017, 12:20:44 PM »
I just had a student run up to me.

"Teacher I have to cut open a pigs heart and will be gone."

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"Biology class! Whole class will miss your class because we are cutting up a pig heart!"

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3444 on: April 24, 2017, 02:39:08 PM »
I just had a student run up to me.

"Teacher I have to cut open a pigs heart and will be gone."

 :shocked:

"Biology class! Whole class will miss your class because we are cutting up a pig heart!"


What grade is this??  I had to cut up a pig's liver in high school bio before. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3445 on: April 24, 2017, 02:58:51 PM »
We just did this story with the grade fours where a girl lights a match and a fairy appears.

What I get from this is, play with matches and get wishes granted.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3446 on: April 24, 2017, 03:08:09 PM »
We just did this story with the grade fours where a girl lights a match and a fairy appears.
What I get from this is, play with matches and get wishes granted.
Hasn't failed me yet.  :smiley:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3447 on: April 24, 2017, 03:11:26 PM »
Teaching students about compliments. At the end, they have to give me a compliment.

"Teacher, I like your smell! It's so cutie!"

He meant smile.  :laugh: :laugh:

I just had a student run up to me.

"Teacher I have to cut open a pigs heart and will be gone."

 :shocked:

"Biology class! Whole class will miss your class because we are cutting up a pig heart!"


What grade is this??  I had to cut up a pig's liver in high school bio before.
Haha, it actually is for high school. 2nd grade HS.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3448 on: April 24, 2017, 03:13:07 PM »
Thinking about going to Vietnam for Chuseok.  Never been and it's on my bucket list.  Love the cuisine though, so I'm already raring to hit up some fine street food.

Do it! SO much tasty food to be eaten. It's almost overwhelming  :laugh:


I would love to pick your brain for recommendations.  I'm wondering if I oughta stick to one city (don't even know which yet!) or bounce around.  Food is my number one priority though sights are a close second  :laugh:

Do it! If you come to saigon drop me a PM and I can take you on a motorbike/food tour :)

At the same time?  I knew you were mint!!  :-* Can I add in shaving on the bike too?

sure thing, you can do anything on a bike here if you put your mind to it




I went into a bookstore one day when I was walking around and there is a coffee table book thats full of the many many things people have been seen carrying around on those motorbikes. It's pretty nuts.

Where did that third hand in the last picture come from o.o

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3449 on: April 24, 2017, 03:16:43 PM »
The person steering the bike. They also have on orangey-yellow flipflops, it looks like.

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« Reply #3450 on: April 24, 2017, 03:19:30 PM »
That's dedication. The placement makes it look super uncomfortable for one person to steer and hold. Someone had a sore back from twisting half way around to hold that.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3451 on: April 24, 2017, 03:19:31 PM »
Thinking about going to Vietnam for Chuseok.  Never been and it's on my bucket list.  Love the cuisine though, so I'm already raring to hit up some fine street food.

Do it! SO much tasty food to be eaten. It's almost overwhelming  :laugh:


I would love to pick your brain for recommendations.  I'm wondering if I oughta stick to one city (don't even know which yet!) or bounce around.  Food is my number one priority though sights are a close second  :laugh:

Do it! If you come to saigon drop me a PM and I can take you on a motorbike/food tour :)

At the same time?  I knew you were mint!!  :-* Can I add in shaving on the bike too?

sure thing, you can do anything on a bike here if you put your mind to it




I went into a bookstore one day when I was walking around and there is a coffee table book thats full of the many many things people have been seen carrying around on those motorbikes. It's pretty nuts.

Where did that third hand in the last picture come from o.o

Second Third Hand Shop?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3452 on: April 24, 2017, 04:38:39 PM »
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Where did that third hand in the last picture come from o.o


Haha yeah, the dude driving the motorbike  :laugh: they usually have one dude driving and whatever miscellaneous object they're transporting wedged between themselves and the passnger

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3453 on: April 25, 2017, 12:05:51 PM »
Played a game with my 6th graders where they guess a celeb's birthday. They not only refuse to believe that Robert Downey Jr is over 50, but they're convinced his real name is Tony Stark...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3454 on: April 25, 2017, 12:08:42 PM »
Played a game with my 6th graders where they guess a celeb's birthday. They not only refuse to believe that Robert Downey Jr is over 50, but they're convinced his real name is Tony Stark...

I am also convinced that his real name is Tony Stark.

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« Reply #3455 on: April 25, 2017, 12:12:40 PM »
Played a game with my 6th graders where they guess a celeb's birthday. They not only refuse to believe that Robert Downey Jr is over 50, but they're convinced his real name is Tony Stark...

Show them a picture of Halle Berry sometime (she's also 50). I swear to gawd that woman is immortal.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3456 on: April 25, 2017, 12:46:22 PM »
Played a game with my 6th graders where they guess a celeb's birthday. They not only refuse to believe that Robert Downey Jr is over 50, but they're convinced his real name is Tony Stark...

Show them a picture of Halle Berry sometime (she's also 50). I swear to gawd that woman is immortal.


"Black don't crack." So goeth the saying.  :wink:

RDJ seems to get finer with age. His youthful self was not very attractive. But that's just my opinion~

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3457 on: April 25, 2017, 12:52:58 PM »
Played a game with my 6th graders where they guess a celeb's birthday. They not only refuse to believe that Robert Downey Jr is over 50, but they're convinced his real name is Tony Stark...

Show them a picture of Halle Berry sometime (she's also 50). I swear to gawd that woman is immortal.


"Black don't crack." So goeth the saying.  :wink:

RDJ seems to get finer with age. His youthful self was not very attractive. But that's just my opinion~

Maybe so, but Berry credits her faithful use of sunscreen, even on cloudy days. xD

And I agree, I like middle-aged Downey better than baby-faced Downey. His looks fade into rugged with manly grace better than most.
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« Reply #3458 on: April 25, 2017, 03:32:49 PM »
The school just installed one of those fancy electrical toilet seats in the staff shitter. Not only is my giant carcass too big for the thing it feels like I'm being slow cooked and summer is just around the corner.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3459 on: April 26, 2017, 08:07:00 AM »
Lately there's been a weird beeping noise at night.  From somewhere outside. 

Reminds me of submarines.