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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #460 on: November 01, 2012, 06:20:28 AM »
Speaking as a  Southerner, Haids, it's "chil'", with an apostrophe. :P XD (Why, yes, I'm even picky about substandard diction and the representation of accents/dialects.)
Is it really? Wow. Then I guess Roberta was wrong when she was writing Celie's dialogue in Colonel's Bequest (which was my basis for my online accent), wasn't she?  :o

I'd say "yes", actually... Grammar is so prickly and sticklery that it has standard ways of representing things that are substandard. The point of using the apostrophe in this case is to mark that it is irregular and is not something else that might otherwise be standard. There's no way around it for, say, "Southe'n" (b/c someone might read "Southen" with a hard/tense ou sound (ow in how, as in south)... and that just doesn't work). The flip side of this is that to people whose accent IS the one being represented "Why on earth would you write "c-h-i-l-'" for "c-h-i-l-d", child?" (But, then, how do you read "child" at the end of that? :P). Anyway, the elision or silencing of certain sounds is marked by the apostrophe in general (even in things that are considered standard).


-being tired and groggy all day today (because that's what I do apparently)
-needing to step away from discussions of dialect... the voice in my head is getting stuck in Southe'n... *shudders*
-awaiting journal club...
-thinking I want a snack...
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #461 on: November 01, 2012, 07:35:31 AM »
Cray: we stayed a Marriott south of the river...and mostly, I worked, heh :) The thing about an online virtual office is that it goes anywhere you go! But we also briefly went to 6th Street (which on a Monday evening at 7 was...deserted and kinda sketchy!) and ate at Stubb's BBQ one night, went to an improv show at The Institution another night, and went to Guero's Taco Bar with a local friend our last night there.

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #462 on: November 01, 2012, 03:21:22 PM »
-Listening to Christmas music
-Amused by my new avatar
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #463 on: November 01, 2012, 03:43:55 PM »
- Information overload, need to pace myself with mail, phone calls... @.@
- Need today to be like 30 hours long
- Want cookies :(


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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #464 on: November 01, 2012, 04:03:05 PM »
Say, I have chocolate chip cookies over here that will go bad if not eaten before we get home. Should I send them your way? :)
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #465 on: November 01, 2012, 04:30:42 PM »
I baked a couple dozen pumpkin cookies yesterday. *offers Say a cookie*
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #466 on: November 01, 2012, 10:00:24 PM »
This is why I love you all <3 You're too wonderful for words <3 <3 <3

- Listening to music, or trying to with this crazy headache.
- Posting! posting posting :D
- Wishing I could just ease up my mind and go to bed, hate when you're about to rest your head on your pillow them your mind starts to race about every single thing you didn't do during the day that you think you should had *screams*


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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #467 on: November 01, 2012, 11:18:44 PM »
Cray: we stayed a Marriott south of the river...and mostly, I worked, heh :) The thing about an online virtual office is that it goes anywhere you go! But we also briefly went to 6th Street (which on a Monday evening at 7 was...deserted and kinda sketchy!)
I think I was there during like a vacation week for schools. It wasn't ever deserted (sometimes sketchy though :P) even on Monday. We went several times. Sightseeing during the day, draaaaankin' at night.
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #468 on: November 02, 2012, 09:06:52 AM »

- Do want *drools* (seriously need to delete this photo from my desktop lol, have been staring at it since last night hahaha)
- Listening to moosik! >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUFs_1vKYlY&list=UU8ey1FYCmgHPa9f5KxWb0mw
- Working on old work stuff, sad panda.
- Working on new work stuff!, excited anxious panda! lol


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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #469 on: November 02, 2012, 09:54:58 AM »
I baked a couple dozen pumpkin cookies yesterday. *offers Say a cookie*
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #470 on: November 02, 2012, 10:04:27 AM »
What a blast from the past hahaha, lookie what I found!! :D



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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #471 on: November 02, 2012, 10:33:06 AM »
Hi, Carla! Good to see you! :D

(Posted on: October 31, 2012, 12:19:31 PM)

Hi!  :D It's good to be back, even if it's not for long  :)

- enjoying a few hours of relaxation before my busy weekend officially starts
- listening to music
- editing this just to say that the pics of cookies are making me hungry XD

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #472 on: November 02, 2012, 10:36:27 AM »
That's the shape of many virus particles. Jafar, your confidence is a virus? :o
It seems I was confused - virus particles are often icosahedral, not dodecahedral. It's been too long since I did virology. :-\

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #473 on: November 02, 2012, 11:55:18 AM »
Hi, Carla! Good to see you! :D

(Posted on: October 31, 2012, 12:19:31 PM)


-Trying to glue my confidence back together...it was shaped like a dodecahedron, right?
That's the shape of many virus particles. Jafar, your confidence is a virus? :o

Of course it is!! Everything is viruses you know! From luck to confidence to charisma!! cf. Red Dwarf s5e4 :yes:
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #474 on: November 02, 2012, 11:57:06 AM »
- Being forever surprised and amazed at how wonderful the forum frands are. When I grow up, I wanna be just like Delling, he's my role model now.
- Wishing I had cookies, still. I know.
- Crazy storm coming this way *screams*


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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #475 on: November 02, 2012, 12:25:04 PM »


Will meringue cookies do? :P
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #476 on: November 02, 2012, 12:39:54 PM »
Those are yummy, but it's sooo not the same :P


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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #477 on: November 02, 2012, 01:03:12 PM »
I couldn't find a picture of the "easy chocolate drop" cookies... :-\ (and for some reason, I don't bake chocolate chip cookies... at least, not regularly, and not from scratch usually)...

-being tired
-having a sore throat :( ...and periodically a runny nose
-realizing that this means I'll probably be sick... while I'm waiting in line to update my immigration card :-\ (you have to physically go out to the office in the wee hours of the morning because if you aren't in the queue when the place opens, you may not get a ticket, and if you don't get a ticket, you won't be seen, so you'll have to do it... again... quelle joie)

-having my ASGI presentation and TKD grading on the same day next week... one word for that: FUN ::)
-but hey, I no longer feel like I'm going to explode because of ALL OF THE THINGS!!... so, there's that...
« Last Edit: November 03, 2012, 05:14:27 AM by Delling »
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #478 on: November 02, 2012, 10:27:44 PM »
-Trying to feel good about sending out a job app today.
-Glad this week is over. Emotions hit me hard for a few days. I had the worst crying spout for no reason. It's embarrassing to think about.
-Hoping I find out the reason for all this.
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #479 on: November 02, 2012, 10:52:32 PM »
-yawning

Once more, my schedule is overwhelming, I know.
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