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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5340 on: May 12, 2018, 12:18:19 PM »
My avocados 🥑 🥑  came with a small packet of wasabi mix.

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I once bought a pack of AA batteries with a veggie peeler taped to it.

I'm going to miss the freebies when I leave.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5341 on: May 12, 2018, 01:45:17 PM »
Alas, not enough to make you stay  :wink:

This wasnít one of those taped-five-times-round-the-package freebies, though. This was contained in the packaging, and the mix had images of both avocados and wasabi on it, the implication being you could make wasabi with your avocados. They were American made avocados, so I imagine this is some advertising execís idea to get Asia to consume more of them. I didnít end up making wasabi, but the mix did add a nice little kick to my guacamole~

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5342 on: May 12, 2018, 03:29:30 PM »
Where's the depressing ramblings thread

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5343 on: May 14, 2018, 08:30:47 AM »
Finally, I've managed to nail down the age of the cleaning lady at my school, she's somewhere between 90-140.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5344 on: May 14, 2018, 08:48:26 AM »
I made an Native English Teacher Bingo board. I'm attaching the word file so have at it if you are so inclined.

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Is this meant to be played within one day or what? 

My condolences for those who get bingo if the former. 

There are only about 8 of these I haven't experienced (got 3 bingos!)  :laugh:
If it weren't for the Bathroom Disaster square, I would have a blackout.  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5345 on: May 14, 2018, 08:49:37 AM »
I told my principal that I worry about the noise levels of my class sometimes, and one of her first recommendations to quiet things down is to get... a speaker...  :undecided:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5346 on: May 14, 2018, 08:54:30 AM »
Finally, I've managed to nail down the age of the cleaning lady at my school, she's somewhere between 90-140.

At my old gig the afternoon/night security guard was 87 years old. One of the nicest people I've ever met and spoke English very well, so well in fact, he was better than my co teacher at English. He told me once over a fruit salad in the rest room that he said I could chill in at any time, that he earns w3000 per hour but it's better than sitting in the house doing nothing as his wife had passed away years ago. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't say goodbye to him when i changed schools as he wasn't at work on my last few days in the vacation period.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5347 on: May 14, 2018, 11:59:21 AM »
I don't understand reality anymore. My entire worldview has been turned on its head.

For my entire life, I've hated coffee. I tried multiple times to get into it, but I just couldn't. I even dated a coffee snob who had me try all sorts of fancy blends and styles, some based on what she knew about my tastes in other foods and drinks, and still I came away hating the stuff.

Once every several years I try to give it another shot, just to see if things have changed or if there is a style I missed that might be palatable. I had been seeing random people mention cold brew coffee a lot lately, so when I saw a bottle of it at the local CU, I decided what the hell.

I'll be damned if I haven't been drinking coffee every day since then. I'm almost angry that none of my friends has said "Hey Tim, why don't you try cold brew? It's not as tongue-f*ckingly awful as regular coffee."

I mean, it still wasn't good right off the bat or anything. It still had that "stale Guinness out of a dirty ashtray" thing that coffee has going, but without the bitterness or acidity. Apparently those were the two main hurdles for me, because I was able to power my way through that first can, and now four or five days later I'm not only drinking it every day, I actually look forward to my next drink.

I've even been looking into contraptions for making it myself to save on money and garbage, and this morning I was pestering my friend for info on different kinds of beans. It's a whole new world for me, so I've got a lot to learn. Hell, maybe cold brew is my gateway and some day I'll actually be able to drink "regular" coffee.

So yeah. I don't understand life anymore.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5348 on: May 14, 2018, 02:11:32 PM »
I don't understand reality anymore. My entire worldview has been turned on its head.

For my entire life, I've hated coffee. I tried multiple times to get into it, but I just couldn't. I even dated a coffee snob who had me try all sorts of fancy blends and styles, some based on what she knew about my tastes in other foods and drinks, and still I came away hating the stuff.

Once every several years I try to give it another shot, just to see if things have changed or if there is a style I missed that might be palatable. I had been seeing random people mention cold brew coffee a lot lately, so when I saw a bottle of it at the local CU, I decided what the hell.

I'll be damned if I haven't been drinking coffee every day since then. I'm almost angry that none of my friends has said "Hey Tim, why don't you try cold brew? It's not as tongue-f*ckingly awful as regular coffee."

I mean, it still wasn't good right off the bat or anything. It still had that "stale Guinness out of a dirty ashtray" thing that coffee has going, but without the bitterness or acidity. Apparently those were the two main hurdles for me, because I was able to power my way through that first can, and now four or five days later I'm not only drinking it every day, I actually look forward to my next drink.

I've even been looking into contraptions for making it myself to save on money and garbage, and this morning I was pestering my friend for info on different kinds of beans. It's a whole new world for me, so I've got a lot to learn. Hell, maybe cold brew is my gateway and some day I'll actually be able to drink "regular" coffee.

So yeah. I don't understand life anymore.

This might be a dumb question, but have you ever tried like, putting a bit of milk in your coffee? I've been drinking coffee daily since I was about 16, and probably drink about three or four cups every day. I genuinely like the taste of coffee - as long as it's got a little milk in it. But if you give me black coffee, I have to choke it down and I genuinely don't enjoy it.

Also, CU branded cold brew was really good, but I haven't bought it in about a year. Don't know if it's still good.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5349 on: May 14, 2018, 02:12:02 PM »
I think picking up a coffee habit later in life is akin to smoking.  It's not good for you, costs money, unnecessary and gives you disgusting breath.  All the other teachers here are women so I am glad I don't have to deal with early morning nicotine breath, but coffee drinkers, be aware, your breath stinks!!!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5350 on: May 14, 2018, 02:23:52 PM »
I wanna die

Went to a site to get an image for a kid for a class project

Ad pops up

It's porn

It was on the projector

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5351 on: May 14, 2018, 02:25:05 PM »
This might be a dumb question, but have you ever tried like, putting a bit of milk in your coffee? I've been drinking coffee daily since I was about 16, and probably drink about three or four cups every day. I genuinely like the taste of coffee - as long as it's got a little milk in it. But if you give me black coffee, I have to choke it down and I genuinely don't enjoy it.

Milk, creamer, actual cream, half and half, sugar, various flavored syrups. You name it, I've probably tried it. I always saw it as ruining perfectly good milk, haha.

Oddly, I also tried the sweetened cold brew GS25 has, and didn't like it as much as the black version.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5352 on: May 14, 2018, 02:26:06 PM »
I don't understand reality anymore. My entire worldview has been turned on its head.

For my entire life, I've hated coffee. I tried multiple times to get into it, but I just couldn't. I even dated a coffee snob who had me try all sorts of fancy blends and styles, some based on what she knew about my tastes in other foods and drinks, and still I came away hating the stuff.

Once every several years I try to give it another shot, just to see if things have changed or if there is a style I missed that might be palatable. I had been seeing random people mention cold brew coffee a lot lately, so when I saw a bottle of it at the local CU, I decided what the hell.

I'll be damned if I haven't been drinking coffee every day since then. I'm almost angry that none of my friends has said "Hey Tim, why don't you try cold brew? It's not as tongue-f*ckingly awful as regular coffee."

I mean, it still wasn't good right off the bat or anything. It still had that "stale Guinness out of a dirty ashtray" thing that coffee has going, but without the bitterness or acidity. Apparently those were the two main hurdles for me, because I was able to power my way through that first can, and now four or five days later I'm not only drinking it every day, I actually look forward to my next drink.

I've even been looking into contraptions for making it myself to save on money and garbage, and this morning I was pestering my friend for info on different kinds of beans. It's a whole new world for me, so I've got a lot to learn. Hell, maybe cold brew is my gateway and some day I'll actually be able to drink "regular" coffee.

So yeah. I don't understand life anymore.

This might be a dumb question, but have you ever tried like, putting a bit of milk in your coffee? I've been drinking coffee daily since I was about 16, and probably drink about three or four cups every day. I genuinely like the taste of coffee - as long as it's got a little milk in it. But if you give me black coffee, I have to choke it down and I genuinely don't enjoy it.

Also, CU branded cold brew was really good, but I haven't bought it in about a year. Don't know if it's still good.

I can't stand coffee myself. I've tried coffee with and without milk.
I also don't like the taste of tea.
I usually try to stick to plain cold water. :D

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5353 on: May 14, 2018, 02:29:59 PM »
I wanna die

Went to a site to get an image for a kid for a class project

Ad pops up

It's porn

It was on the projector

Brb kms

This happened to me on Friday. Though, the students didn't know what 'cricket' is, so I decided to use the internet to show them. And the first ad on the website, was a porn ad. And couldn't close it for 15 seconds. Had to 'nope' out of that site quick. It wasn't a pop-up ad.
Luckily, the students were just talking to each other while the web browser was loading, and while I was searching. (The PC is a fossil and takes forever to load stuff), so no student saw the ad.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5354 on: May 14, 2018, 02:30:05 PM »
I think picking up a coffee habit later in life is akin to smoking.  It's not good for you, costs money, unnecessary and gives you disgusting breath. 

It's cheaper than and not as bad for me as the energy drinks I had been drinking, so it's a net gain.

I hadn't really heard anything about plain ol' black coffee being bad for me, though. What have you heard? Something "gives you lung cancer"-level bad?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5355 on: May 14, 2018, 02:32:10 PM »
I don't understand reality anymore. My entire worldview has been turned on its head.

For my entire life, I've hated coffee. I tried multiple times to get into it, but I just couldn't. I even dated a coffee snob who had me try all sorts of fancy blends and styles, some based on what she knew about my tastes in other foods and drinks, and still I came away hating the stuff.

Once every several years I try to give it another shot, just to see if things have changed or if there is a style I missed that might be palatable. I had been seeing random people mention cold brew coffee a lot lately, so when I saw a bottle of it at the local CU, I decided what the hell.

I'll be damned if I haven't been drinking coffee every day since then. I'm almost angry that none of my friends has said "Hey Tim, why don't you try cold brew? It's not as tongue-f*ckingly awful as regular coffee."

I mean, it still wasn't good right off the bat or anything. It still had that "stale Guinness out of a dirty ashtray" thing that coffee has going, but without the bitterness or acidity. Apparently those were the two main hurdles for me, because I was able to power my way through that first can, and now four or five days later I'm not only drinking it every day, I actually look forward to my next drink.

I've even been looking into contraptions for making it myself to save on money and garbage, and this morning I was pestering my friend for info on different kinds of beans. It's a whole new world for me, so I've got a lot to learn. Hell, maybe cold brew is my gateway and some day I'll actually be able to drink "regular" coffee.

So yeah. I don't understand life anymore.

"Blacker than a moonless night, hotter and more bitter than Hell itself... That is coffee."

I'm with your past self. I despise coffee.  The taste is awful, no matter what form I try it in. Knowing that it is addictive doesn't make it any more appealing either. I'd much rather enjoy a cold glass of milk any day.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5356 on: May 14, 2018, 02:34:49 PM »
I wanna die

Went to a site to get an image for a kid for a class project

Ad pops up

It's porn

It was on the projector

Brb kms

This happened to me on Friday. Though, the students didn't know what 'cricket' is, so I decided to use the internet to show them. And the first ad on the website, was a porn ad. And couldn't close it for 15 seconds. Had to 'nope' out of that site quick. It wasn't a pop-up ad.
Luckily, the students were just talking to each other while the web browser was loading, and while I was searching. (The PC is a fossil and takes forever to load stuff), so no student saw the ad.
Why aren't you just google image searching this stuff and then showing them the pics there?
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5357 on: May 14, 2018, 02:39:40 PM »
I think picking up a coffee habit later in life is akin to smoking.  It's not good for you, costs money, unnecessary and gives you disgusting breath. 

It's cheaper than and not as bad for me as the energy drinks I had been drinking, so it's a net gain.

I hadn't really heard anything about plain ol' black coffee being bad for me, though. What have you heard? Something "gives you lung cancer"-level bad?

Plain black coffee, or even coffee with a bit of milk, is literally not bad for you unless you're drinking excessive amounts. If you're having like one or two cups of coffee (or the equivalent in cold brew or whatever), there shouldn't be any negative effects to your health. It may stain your teeth a bit, but depends on your teeth.

Compared to drinking energy drinks, or cola, or anything similar to that, coffee is 100% safe.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5358 on: May 14, 2018, 02:46:54 PM »
I wanna die

Went to a site to get an image for a kid for a class project

Ad pops up

It's porn

It was on the projector

Brb kms

This happened to me on Friday. Though, the students didn't know what 'cricket' is, so I decided to use the internet to show them. And the first ad on the website, was a porn ad. And couldn't close it for 15 seconds. Had to 'nope' out of that site quick. It wasn't a pop-up ad.
Luckily, the students were just talking to each other while the web browser was loading, and while I was searching. (The PC is a fossil and takes forever to load stuff), so no student saw the ad.
Why aren't you just google image searching this stuff and then showing them the pics there?

I already had pictures in the ppt. My co-teacher suggested a video, or website showing them.
I had been searching on youtube, but couldn't find any decent videos at the time. I didn't know Korean students didn't know about cricket until this class, so I didn't prepare a video before it. So I decided to try find a website that might show them how to play instead.

By decent I mean, showed all aspects of it. The ones I was finding, only really showed batting, and not even of them running, or what happens once a fielder gets the ball.

Cricket wasn't even a/the theme of the lesson, it was just something I used in an example of using the key expression/dialog.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5359 on: May 14, 2018, 02:47:37 PM »
I think picking up a coffee habit later in life is akin to smoking.  It's not good for you, costs money, unnecessary and gives you disgusting breath. 

It's cheaper than and not as bad for me as the energy drinks I had been drinking, so it's a net gain.

I hadn't really heard anything about plain ol' black coffee being bad for me, though. What have you heard? Something "gives you lung cancer"-level bad?

Plain black coffee, or even coffee with a bit of milk, is literally not bad for you unless you're drinking excessive amounts. If you're having like one or two cups of coffee (or the equivalent in cold brew or whatever), there shouldn't be any negative effects to your health. It may stain your teeth a bit, but depends on your teeth.

Compared to drinking energy drinks, or cola, or anything similar to that, coffee is 100% safe.

Unless you put literal poison in it.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadian-poisoned-by-fellow-soldiers-awarded-625-000-1.755496