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« Reply #825 on: July 08, 2019, 06:09:05 pm »
R U doing it yerself, or have hired contractor. If latter, it will be interesting to hear your experiences after things are done.

Latter.  Contractor.  The guy is good.  He's been around for years and I know a few people who had a variety of jobs done by this guy.  Not cheap though.

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« Reply #826 on: July 10, 2019, 06:03:32 am »
So my ex asked me to marry her...
Dude.....

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« Reply #827 on: July 10, 2019, 06:05:00 am »
The problem with this format of toxic relationship is that the good parts are SO good that they can seem to outweigh the very very bad parts.  :( Stay away JMT.
The good parts SEEM so good because they’re put in relation to the bad part TA. The highs seem higher on a roller coaster that’s constantly dipping.
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« Reply #828 on: July 11, 2019, 01:41:14 pm »
Finally went to see Journey to Churchill at the Winnipeg zoo. Watching polar bears swim wrestle in the water, three feet away and on top of you is a very cool experience. And close eye contact with a predator that would gladly eat you is always fun.
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« Reply #829 on: July 11, 2019, 01:55:11 pm »
Did they play Don't Stop Believing at the last encore and did the bears stand up and block the view?

#rockconcertbearsbehavingbadly
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« Reply #830 on: July 11, 2019, 02:09:05 pm »
Finally went to see Journey to Churchill at the Winnipeg zoo. Watching polar bears swim wrestle in the water, three feet away and on top of you is a very cool experience. And close eye contact with a predator that would gladly eat you is always fun.

Back in the day I was lucky enough to be hired to transport a couple of wildlife biologists to a huge Polar Bear denning ground a little way south east of Churchill MB. They would dart the mother and then crawl into the den to take a small blood sample from and observe the overhaul health of the cubs. They let me join them on a couple of these "home invasions" and what an interesting experience it was to have these lovely little playful creatures taking a break from snuggling up to mama to entertain visitors, and of course at the same time hoping that sedative keeps mom asleep. 

https://churchillscience.ca/about/the-churchill-area/polar-bears/



    "Arctic" is the Greek word for bear
    "Nanuk" is the Inuit word for polar bear
    Polar bear fur is white but their skin is black
    Polar bears have huge, webbed feet--their feet act as oars when swimming and as snowshoes when walking across thin ice
    Unlike black and brown bears, polar bears are not territorial

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« Reply #831 on: July 11, 2019, 03:46:14 pm »
I hate zoos...   keeping large mammals that have ranges of hundreds of kms couped up in cages (or "habitats") is cruel. 
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« Reply #832 on: July 11, 2019, 07:27:25 pm »
I tend to agree. Some are worse than others though. Putting bald eagles in cages and never letting them fly is a pretty raw deal for them.
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« Reply #833 on: July 12, 2019, 05:52:17 am »
The good parts SEEM so good because they’re put in relation to the bad part TA. The highs seem higher on a roller coaster that’s constantly dipping.

Yes.  Roller coaster relationships suck.  This is often a sign that someone in the relationship is batshit crazy, or the dynamics between the 2 people just don't work.  For life, stability and being content is best, and not having to struggle all the time to be happy.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.
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« Reply #834 on: July 18, 2019, 02:27:05 pm »
So today at work was our first monthly Lunch & Learn, hosted by the Communications department (me  :)  ).  Our IT team taught us how to create sandboxes and restore client databases.  I bought pails & shovels and little beach toys for everyone to take home.  The presenter gets to choose lunch - pizza today.

It went great, and we all learned something.

I'm still calling IT when and if I ever need to do either of those things, tho. :D
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« Reply #835 on: July 18, 2019, 02:29:54 pm »
Now there's a wicked ping pong game going on outside my office.

We also work here sometimes.  Haha
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« Reply #836 on: July 18, 2019, 04:50:00 pm »
So today at work was our first monthly Lunch & Learn, hosted by the Communications department (me  :)  ).  Our IT team taught us how to create sandboxes and restore client databases.  I bought pails & shovels and little beach toys for everyone to take home.  The presenter gets to choose lunch - pizza today.

It went great, and we all learned something.

I'm still calling IT when and if I ever need to do either of those things, tho. :D

There's nothing more important than having a healthy and fun work environment so you can enjoy going to work.  I'm glad things went well you and everyone had fun!
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« Reply #837 on: July 18, 2019, 06:50:47 pm »
People first, metrics second.
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« Reply #838 on: August 06, 2019, 07:04:34 am »
Took Easy to his first burningman event.  Our camp had 3 babies, and Easy was the youngest... also a bunch of elementary school kids.

3 nights camping... overall it was blissful but also the usual parenting stuff... screaming at 4 am in the tent, poo explosions at random times....

 :)

As much as I love this it does exhaust me.  And I don't think it would be a good idea to have a 2nd kid, realistically.  :(
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« Reply #839 on: August 06, 2019, 10:16:18 am »
People first, metrics second.
This is something that I try to get across to students constantly. When you're looking at a spreadsheet of data, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that what you're looking at are real people with real lives and all of the complexity that comes along with that. I really try to get across that it's important not to dehumanize people through data.