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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3120 on: March 31, 2017, 08:59:56 am »
I like the look of confusion when i hold the door open for Koreans.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3121 on: March 31, 2017, 09:19:45 am »
I started listening to a "top hits of the 2000s" playlist on Youtube and it's fabulous.
I was flipping around on YouTube the other day, and one of the recommended videos was Teens Listen to Music from the 2000s, and one kid looked straight into the camera after being told what the subject was and said "I'm going to do so well on this! I love OLD music."  :huh: :cry: :cry:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3122 on: March 31, 2017, 09:40:42 am »
^Well, what a whippersnapper!

So I found a guitar in the music room that appears to have elixir strings.  Sounds better and plays easier than the others  8)

I should learn some complete songs.  I have a bad habit of learning just intros and pieces and then getting distracted. 


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3123 on: March 31, 2017, 09:42:38 am »
I did the Harvard Implicit Bias Test and it wasn't what I was expecting.  It was annoying more than anything else.

My summary of the test:

Section 1:  How quickly you can press buttons on your keyboard.

Section 2:  Please answer this question honestly:  Do you like white people more than black people?

I don't know but I expected it to be more subtle.  Very odd.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3124 on: March 31, 2017, 09:55:09 am »
I did the Harvard Implicit Bias Test and it wasn't what I was expecting.  It was annoying more than anything else.

My summary of the test:

Section 1:  How quickly you can press buttons on your keyboard.

Section 2:  Please answer this question honestly:  Do you like white people more than black people?

I don't know but I expected it to be more subtle.  Very odd.

Yeah I felt the same way about it. A bit of a blunt instrument.

If you're just doing it for fun and self-knowledge then, fine I guess, but anybody with an agenda could easily manipulate the results however they wanted. Strange, indeed.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3125 on: March 31, 2017, 10:03:01 am »
For some reason the men in the office seem more interested in playing matchmaker than the women. 

The secretary told me one of the female teachers wasn't getting married-- which gave me all the context I needed for the conversation that followed, wherein the PE and tech. teachers listed the male teachers from neighboring schools and whether they were single or taken.  Lol.  Her overall response was, "ehhh, I don't know."

I wish I knew more Korean to understand the finer details but what little I've gathered is pretty funny  :laugh:


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3126 on: March 31, 2017, 10:13:38 am »
It's strange, right?

When I tell the women that I'm not interested in dating anyone, they accept it.

But the men are always pointing out possibilities to me, in case I change my mind, I guess? xD

And they get kind of pissy with me when I tell them that I'm not planning on having any kids. I'm not against having kids, but I tell them that because it's funny.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3127 on: March 31, 2017, 10:22:45 am »
Oh I can't imagine how they'd react if I told them I don't intend to have kids (though I'd guess mainly confusion/disbelief).  So far only one coT has made a comment of "when you have kids..." and I didn't correct the assumption because I know it'd be a headache involving a lot of "But why???"


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3128 on: March 31, 2017, 10:35:29 am »
Yeah, I don't know why I think it's funny to push that button, but I do. xD

I never give them the same answers, either. Probably thinking, "This crazy bitch, no wonder she's still single."



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3129 on: March 31, 2017, 10:48:01 am »
Lol it's funny the men care so much.  It's as if they're thinking, "Don't worry!! You won't be alone!! We will find you a match!" 

I'm not sure if the female teacher is completely disinterested in dating or if she just hasn't met anyone she actually likes yet.   I was tempted to ask her if she doesn't like men and likes women instead hahah


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3130 on: March 31, 2017, 10:48:43 am »
I know I'm late but just want to jump on the CO2 love bandwagon today.  I'd quite like to be mates with him; I think we'd get on well.

Sorry to hear about the break up, keep your chin up  :smiley:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3131 on: March 31, 2017, 11:06:16 am »
^Well, what a whippersnapper!

So I found a guitar in the music room that appears to have elixir strings.  Sounds better and plays easier than the others  8)

I should learn some complete songs.  I have a bad habit of learning just intros and pieces and then getting distracted.

I hate elixer, the coating flakes off and they feel weird.  But yeah I would be happy to have them here.  I'm not sure if any of the guitars at my school have ever had their strings changed.

Also, I'm the same way with complete songs. I've been playing for like 15 years and only know a handful of complete songs.  I much rather jam along by myself.  It doesn't really impress people though when they ask me to play something for them.   :sad:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3132 on: March 31, 2017, 12:15:11 pm »
^Well, what a whippersnapper!

So I found a guitar in the music room that appears to have elixir strings.  Sounds better and plays easier than the others  8)

I should learn some complete songs.  I have a bad habit of learning just intros and pieces and then getting distracted.

I hate elixer, the coating flakes off and they feel weird.  But yeah I would be happy to have them here.  I'm not sure if any of the guitars at my school have ever had their strings changed.

Also, I'm the same way with complete songs. I've been playing for like 15 years and only know a handful of complete songs.  I much rather jam along by myself.  It doesn't really impress people though when they ask me to play something for them.   :sad:


The coating does flake off after time but I like the quality for the price (compared to violin strings, guitar ones are so inexpensive!).  I use them on my guitar back home. 

At any rate, definitely better than whatever cheap strings are usually on the school guitars. 

I'd like to be able to sing and play simultaneously (not that I can sing, but it'd be fun for my solo jam sessions) but Idk if that's a skill that can be learned or if my brain just can't handle those two separate things at once. 


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3133 on: March 31, 2017, 02:26:25 pm »
It's strange, right?

When I tell the women that I'm not interested in dating anyone, they accept it.

But the men are always pointing out possibilities to me, in case I change my mind, I guess? xD

And they get kind of pissy with me when I tell them that I'm not planning on having any kids. I'm not against having kids, but I tell them that because it's funny.

I'm 40 and childless. Oddly no one has ever asked me why. Maybe they just think I am beyond child bearing age. If I did get the question though, I would probably just say i don't like kids   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3134 on: March 31, 2017, 03:07:39 pm »
It's stare-sort-of-cross-eyed-into-computer-screen-with-slight-grin o'clock.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3135 on: March 31, 2017, 03:43:40 pm »

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3136 on: March 31, 2017, 03:45:32 pm »
Fire Friday!!!!!
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3137 on: March 31, 2017, 03:57:17 pm »
^Well, what a whippersnapper!

So I found a guitar in the music room that appears to have elixir strings.  Sounds better and plays easier than the others  8)

I should learn some complete songs.  I have a bad habit of learning just intros and pieces and then getting distracted.

I hate elixer, the coating flakes off and they feel weird.  But yeah I would be happy to have them here.  I'm not sure if any of the guitars at my school have ever had their strings changed.

Also, I'm the same way with complete songs. I've been playing for like 15 years and only know a handful of complete songs.  I much rather jam along by myself.  It doesn't really impress people though when they ask me to play something for them.   :sad:


The coating does flake off after time but I like the quality for the price (compared to violin strings, guitar ones are so inexpensive!).  I use them on my guitar back home. 

At any rate, definitely better than whatever cheap strings are usually on the school guitars. 

I'd like to be able to sing and play simultaneously (not that I can sing, but it'd be fun for my solo jam sessions) but Idk if that's a skill that can be learned or if my brain just can't handle those two separate things at once.

Ah same here! Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have any level of coordination.  I can never get more than a few bars of singing and playing before I get horribly off beat from concentrating too much on singing or my voice is off key from concentrating too much on the playing. 


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3138 on: April 03, 2017, 10:03:56 am »
So I'm browsing through the tomato soup selection on Coupang and this is basically how I feel:



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3139 on: April 03, 2017, 02:34:57 pm »
As a useless aside, a good friend of mine on Saturday was telling me about the great civil rights leader who spent decades in prison, and never complained, remained respectful; Howie Mandel.


I'll let you figure it out.
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