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by Jez
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: The effects of socialization on our career choices
Replies: 20
Views: 1337

Re: The effects of socialization on our career choices

It wouldn't pollute the thread. Yes, I was whining about life, as usual, but I also thought that maybe it would be a place to discuss that "second/third/fourth career" type thing. But all is good. :) I was never your traditional "girly" thought my mom would have loved that. When I was a toddler, my ...
by Jez
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Midlife Crisis/Career Change
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: Midlife Crisis/Career Change

I've told people young and old to find a way to make a career out of what they liked as a child before puberty. Whatever it was that you enjoyed and excelled at eight, that's what you should be doing. For me it was Erector sets and building tree forts. I became an engineer. One of my brothers loved...
by Jez
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Midlife Crisis/Career Change
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: Midlife Crisis/Career Change

My 2 cents: if your written English is perfect, cool. If not, take a writing class. I meet bunches of people of all professions, and I can’t tell how many times I’ve heard how hard it is for them to find employees who can write without errors. No matter how good their technical training, people ski...
by Jez
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Midlife Crisis/Career Change
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Re: Midlife Crisis/Career Change

Well, I'm about 83.49% decided. I'm more than likely going to head back to school for something... more than likely Paralegal. I think it would be a good fit for me. Research, writing, categorizing, cataloging, filing, etc. That is the type of stuff that I like. As for money, I'm very sure that the ...
by Jez
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Midlife Crisis/Career Change
Replies: 20
Views: 882

Midlife Crisis/Career Change

I'm thinking a lot of my dissatisfaction with life in general is kind of a midlife crisis. After spending close to 20 years as a Technical Writer, I don't think I enjoy it much anymore. So I started thinking. (please, no running and screaming, it will scare the animals and children) When I was young...
by Jez
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Depression and other emotional illnesses
Replies: 33
Views: 2661

Re: Depression and other emotional illnesses

Today is Christmas. Doesn't feel like it. I am tired of being in pain. I am tired of being g broke. I am tired of being alone in a world full of people. I am very sick and tired of the brainless twit in the White House. This perfect storm of events, including a very deep sense of missing my mother h...
by Jez
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: 2018-2019 Government Shutdown
Replies: 1430
Views: 45262

Re: 2018 Government Shutdown

If there is a shutdown, the SO doesn't get paid. He works for the TSA. They still have to show up, but he's not guaranteed a paycheck until the idiots in Washington get their heads out of their asses.

So, I'm hoping for now shut down.
by Jez
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Stock Market
Replies: 127
Views: 8498

Re: Stock Market

Is this what those that know call a "correction"? Or should I pack up the dog, a tent, and learn to gut a fish?
by Jez
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2834
Views: 152806

Re: Recipes!

I have a new "go to" for marinade. Not sure how it would work with either pork (might be pretty good) or chicken (questionable), but for beef it is fabulous. I have used it with steaks before with great success (the ones you make on the grill), but this time I decided to try it with the beef for ste...
by Jez
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 614
Views: 54460

Re: Jobs

Didn't get the job. Oh well, it was kind of a long shot anyway. My pay range was quite a bit above what they wanted to pay. Guess I keep looking. :)
by Jez
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 614
Views: 54460

Re: Jobs

I have an actual interview (live, in-person, not over the phone or Skype) Wednesday afternoon! It is with a Government contractor, more than likely on the AFB nearby. I may have to go get a new set of business clothes. I haven't had a real interview in ages. At least 3 years. Wish me luck! Edit/Add:...
by Jez
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: A $99 Linux Laptop
Replies: 20
Views: 1477

Re: A $99 Linux Laptop

I was using a 10 year old mac laptop until last year, when it got submerged in the basement flood. It worked just fine. Did what I needed when I needed it. Wasn't lightening fast, but meh, I was good. And before anyone panics, I had already gotten a new MacBook and transferred the files over. The ba...
by Jez
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Thanksgiving 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 2796

Re: Thanksgiving 2018

I'll be alone on Thanksgiving this year. Dawn went to spend the holiday with her parents and will be back on Friday. Probably late. I thought she said she would be home Thursday night, so I got a turkey brining then she told me she would be home on Friday. Oh well. Still going to make the turkey and...
by Jez
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Could you fit in this airplane bathroom?
Replies: 22
Views: 1438

Re: Could you fit in this airplane bathroom?

And this is why I drive whenever possible.
by Jez
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Vaccinations & Dangers of Anti-Vaxxers
Replies: 339
Views: 23573

Re: Vaccinations & Dangers of Anti-Vaxxers

Now that is just idiotic. 110 out of 152? Are they all part of the same cult? When I was in elementary school, there wasn't a chicken pox vaccine, but I had contracted it at about age 4 from my brother who brought it home from school. We both had it really really bad. Mom told me I had the blisters ...
by Jez
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: 2020 Census Citizenship question
Replies: 374
Views: 15488

Re: 2020 Census Citizenship question

As some may know, I do family tree stuff. This interests me mainly because there used to be a citizenship question on the census. I remember looking at the 1920 cenesus and some of my relatives were marked as "alien" and some were "naturalized". I do understand the hesitation in relation to current ...
by Jez
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What in the world would Sterngard Friegen say?
Replies: 77
Views: 3465

Re: What in the world would Sterngard Friegen say?

Because I'm usually late to the party as well.... I miss Stern. I liked his insight and analysis, but each person makes their own decisions. And as we have said for a long time, Bed > Made > Lie. He can be rather... abrupt at times. And whereas it wasn't Stern, I stopped commenting as much when I wa...
by Jez
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Replies: 209
Views: 13714

Re: Hillary Rodham Clinton

I so love that piece Suranis. Thanks for reminding me of it. :rotflmao:
by Jez
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2834
Views: 152806

Re: Recipes!

That looks good! I also grew up on soup casseroles, and I find them satisfying. I don't have a recipe, but occasionally I still just grab a bunch of ingredients I have on hand, mix it all up, and make a casserole. It's also a great way to use leftovers. I don't always use soup, but in my general re...
by Jez
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2834
Views: 152806

Re: Recipes!

When my mom wanted to make a no/low fuss dinner (or was just out of ideas) she would go to her "Chicken Stuff" as she called it. It would be chicken, rice, and cream of something soup. Maybe with a little salt and pepper. It was tasty, filling, and reheats very well. Last night, I played around with...
by Jez
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: All Dogz Worthy
Replies: 2196
Views: 141629

Re: All Dogz Worthy

Today is Lola's 3rd Birthday. I was never sure exactly which day she was born on, but the vet thought it was probably around Mid-November, so I picked 11/13/15 as her date of birth. Easy to remember. I am going to attempt to make her a banana-carob-oat-peanut butter cake. seems easy enough, and I ju...
by Jez
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Lost Password
Replies: 17
Views: 1269

Re: Lost Password

I have an old Lenovo that I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with. Not quite enough to run my games, but it still runs really well. There are files on it I would have to get off, but I've considered turning it into a Linux/UNIX machine, just to play around with. Several years ago, I had a Li...
by Jez
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Lost Password
Replies: 17
Views: 1269

Re: Lost Password

OK, You didn't upgrade to 10 then. I use a PIN. It's easy to remember and is enough to keep nosy guests from getting into my PC's. I tried upgrading when it was free, but it kept failing on me during the download. And I have cable internet, so it's not like a dial-up or DSL that can have frequent i...
by Jez
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5128
Views: 327908

Re: Rest in Peace

Stan Lee has passed at 95.

I am a comics fan girl. This makes me very sad.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... end-721450
by Jez
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Lost Password
Replies: 17
Views: 1269

Re: Lost Password

Reality Check wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Did you say what version of Windows you are running?
Windows 7 Professional. I couldn't find any of my backup discs or my boot thumb drive. Probably lost a long time ago. I have made new ones, just in case anything like this happens again.

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