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@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

like, not company-wide, obviously, but by facility

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

That's actually not bad at all for such a large company. Do they prioritize vacation by seniority?

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:11 PM)

In my nine years with Amazon, only one of my vacation requests (not counting requests for single days) has ever been denied (with an alternate option offered for a mere week later). It might have helped that I have always tended to plan my vacation against the grain.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:06 PM)

We also have a legally guaranteed minimum of at least 24 vacation days per year, and the law mandates that the vacation should be granted in one stretch "unless urgent reasons on behalf of the company or the individual employee make it necessary to split up the vacation". The most common valid "urgent reason on behalf of the company" would be "multiple employees have requested their vacation days for the same period, so the employer has to organize everyone's vacation grants equally".

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 December 2020 - 02:50 PM)

Most places run with the bare minimum amount of staff they think they can get away with. So if one key person is out, they're in trouble. Hence, they don't like letting people take vacations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (31 December 2020 - 10:35 AM)

Here in the US... you're honestly likely to get fired for taking vacation.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 05:31 AM)

Here in Germany, employers are usually very eager to remind you to take all your vacation days.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 December 2020 - 04:55 PM)

My old job made it ridiculously obtuse just putting in a request for vacation, gave me a hard time for daring to use my PTO, but also gave me a hard time for NOT using my PTO. That they didn't want me to use anyway.

@  Otaku : (30 December 2020 - 03:57 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I'm assuming it is the kind of job where they get in trouble if you don't use your vacation time, but where it is (at best) inconvenient when you do.  Though there's always room for some, most, or all of management to just be jerks. ;)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 December 2020 - 07:40 AM)

My old job got mad if you took vacation, then would get mad if you didnt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (28 December 2020 - 05:02 PM)

Have no choice but to be off, though. Because of COVID I've hardly taken any vacation all year, and they don't like us carrying over more than a few days (technically we're not supposed to carry any over, but our manager is kinda easygoing). So I had to burn through most of my 4 weeks vacation in Oct,Nov and Dec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (28 December 2020 - 05:00 PM)

I didn't really celebrate Christmas at all this year, as I live alone and can't work from home, and so I'm keeping my distance from family/friends


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#1241 The Predaking

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:17 AM

3989.79 + 6.2 = 3995.99 miles!

 

So close!


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:48 AM

Aaaaaah!!!!  You guys are you to cross the 4000 mark already!


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:57 AM

Im doing a 5K after class is done this morning.  I got busy with other stuff around the house yesterday and just didnt get a chance to get out on the bike.  



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 04:04 PM

3995.99 + 4.12 = 4000.11

Ran 4 miles in 28 minutes on the elliptical, did the remaining time going backwards.

Hit the goal. Good job everybody. Next year I say we go for 5K.

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 04:40 PM

No bike ride for me today. I spent the day at the hospital.

 

Stop that, I'm fine. It was a veterans hospital. My grandfather is probably going to pass over the weekend.

 

I came home just in time... to fix the hugging dishwasher again. For some reason I cannot fathom or understand: the fresh water line was leaking, and stopped when I turned the water off, and didn't start again when I turned the water back on. I tightened the whole thing but still don't know why it did that, or if it will do it again.


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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:08 PM

Congratulations all, on passing 4000 miles! Geez, I seem to recall I thought even reaching 1k for a year would be too much? 5k for 2016? Yikes, haha.

The year's not over yet (cuz you guys finished early). Should we start the reset or how?

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 09:26 PM

New miles dont start until January 1, 2016



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:35 PM

4000.11 + 3.1 = 4003.21

 

Ran OUTSIDE for the first time since this Hamstring BS started.  Felt good to get out.  Started to get a bit sore around 2.5 but slowed down and pushed it out to 3.1 then walked the rest of the way home.  

 

Now Im homing icing it.  Plan to take a hot shower then put my voodoo cream on it and wrap it up.  



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 03:12 PM

4003.21+8.4=4011.61

 

It was a good ride today: I lost all sensation in my groin.


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 05:51 PM

haha, Ive had that happen while biking before.  Was all about seat position and angle.  



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Posted 08 December 2015 - 08:49 AM

4011.61 + 19.8 = 4031.41 miles!


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:38 AM

19.8?! What did you do? Hopefully not lose more that just groin sensation like Wonko. Kidding :p

I was all serious about dieting again when I met a friend who gave me 3 doughnuts then I finished his popcorn later on, yikes.

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 10:49 AM

4031.41+8.35=4039.76

 

I'm so used to getting my exercise in during the afternoons that a morning ride just... it just killed me. I am dripping sweat, and damned tired. I'm not dizzy, and still have all the sensation in my groin, so I'll claim it was a good ride.


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 12:13 PM

Congrats to all that contributed that we made our 4K goal!

 

19.8?! What did you do? Hopefully not lose more that just groin sensation like Wonko. Kidding :p

I was all serious about dieting again when I met a friend who gave me 3 doughnuts then I finished his popcorn later on, yikes.

 

Sorry that is a couple of days worth of walking. We did a bit of walking this past weekend and I just got around to logging it in.


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 08:22 AM

4039.76 + 8.4 = 4048.16 miles!

 

I had a pretty good day of walking yesterday.


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 10:51 AM

4048.16+8.24=4056.40

 

I realize now that I am probably sick. Yesterday, I not only woke up late, but was in physical pain and felt awful, but I also understand that a lot of it was mental: a square peg trying to fit through a round hole, if you will. My thought processes feel much smoother today in comparison, and I am again able to focus on multiple things at one time.

 

So probably not 100% yet, but feeling much better. :)


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 03:21 PM

4056.40+8.36=4064.76

 

Oh man... am I beat. At least my head ache is gone.


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 08:34 AM

4064.76 + 7.1 = 4071.86 miles!


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 11:27 AM

Family, friends and Christmas meets are getting me down. Well, more like getting me round. Today, friend treated me to dinner along with his visiting friends. Tomorrow, there's a dinner from the subdivision. Sunday, Christmas dinner with transformer friends with a House of the Dead and table top gaming hang out.

FoooOOOoood.

The other day, I treated my other friend to a dinner and got stuffed. He hasn't seen me in a long time and said, it not so many words, that I got fat.

Argh! *shakes fist at Santa* *shakes belly like bowl full of jelly*

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 11:53 AM

Family, friends and Christmas meets are getting me down. Well, more like getting me round. Today, friend treated me to dinner along with his visiting friends. Tomorrow, there's a dinner from the subdivision. Sunday, Christmas dinner with transformer friends with a House of the Dead and table top gaming hang out.

FoooOOOoood.

The other day, I treated my other friend to a dinner and got stuffed. He hasn't seen me in a long time and said, it not so many words, that I got fat.

Argh! *shakes fist at Santa* *shakes belly like bowl full of jelly*

There is nothing wrong in going out with friends, hitting parties, and enjoying yourself.

 

But no one is responsible for your eating habits but you. You have to consciously choose to control your input: in some cases limiting, in some cases picking the healthier option on the table. If you hit a restaurant; get a salad instead of fries, or eat family style so everyone has a little bit less on the table.

 

Choosing to eat healthier, and interacting with the world at large isn't just physical: you need to exercise your will as well. You cannot have iron abs without an iron will to drive them.


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