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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #60 on: December 21, 2010, 07:24:49 AM »
beernutts: "This restaurant will NEVER open!" :P
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #61 on: December 21, 2010, 08:27:17 AM »
beernutts: "This restaurant will NEVER open!" :P
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #62 on: December 21, 2010, 04:40:17 PM »
Long time no see, BeerNuts! And you know what? The christmas season truly is full of miracles. My manager at Gamestop did the schedule REALLY early. And guess what? I don't have work the day after Christmas after all. Apparently, he got a lot less hours than he expected to have gotten. So I'm free once again to meet you guys. Is the event still going on? I'd love to be there, and perhaps show up early. Who knows. In any event, I plan on going now!
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2010, 05:17:33 PM »
As it didn't look like anyone was going to be available, I think it's more or less off now. :/ Sorry DD!

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #64 on: December 21, 2010, 05:27:23 PM »
As it didn't look like anyone was going to be available, I think it's more or less off now. :/ Sorry DD!

Drat! Right as I was able to make it, now it's off... Well, keep me informed of any future events!
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #65 on: December 25, 2010, 10:31:14 AM »
My whole family, excluding myself of course, is extremely antagonistic towards video games. When I informed my family that I was working for PO, their collective reaction was a dispassionate "Oh."

My parents were pretty excited as I do software for a living and this would be a neat change in carreer.

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #66 on: December 25, 2010, 12:32:17 PM »
I won't be able to make it, but that will mean more time to work on TSL.

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #67 on: December 25, 2010, 02:37:55 PM »
My parents are very supportive of what I do. Well, especially since I've landed jobs in the game industry where I've made more money of what my siblings make collectively lol :)

My parents are totally supportive, and they did used to be very paranoid about me using my name on the internet. I lost AOL for six months when I was sixteen over it, actually (although I kind of deserved that one).
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #68 on: December 25, 2010, 02:43:30 PM »
Spill it, Katie. :devil:
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #69 on: December 25, 2010, 06:00:05 PM »
Spill it, Katie. :devil:

I know ways to get people to spill information... But let's not go into that field of discussion. If I told you, I'd have to kill you...

And another twist in the tale: I apparently do have work tomorrow, but not at GameStop. I'm working at Sudbury Farms (part of the Roche Bros Supermarkets family) in the middle of a raging snowstorm... How very fun...
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #70 on: December 25, 2010, 06:33:09 PM »
Yeah, the huge snowstorm we're going to get probably makes cancelling this just as well! Stay safe everyone.

Oh sure. Basically, I got AOL when I was 16 (amusing sidenote--I used to work at a local grocery store in high school which was also a Sudbury Farms, largely to pay for my AOL addiction!), and met someone who eventually my "online boyfriend" more or less. He was visiting Boston to check out some schools, we were vaguely planning to meet up finally, but when he called my house when I wasn't home and my mom answered, I got in BIG trouble because he knew enough about me to be able to find my phone number. So my AOL got axed for about six months.

We also never met, and naturally as a result of my AOL getting cancelled for that stretch, the "relationship" was over too!

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #71 on: December 25, 2010, 06:36:28 PM »
Yeah, the huge snowstorm we're going to get probably makes cancelling this just as well! Stay safe everyone.

Oh sure. Basically, I got AOL when I was 16 (amusing sidenote--I used to work at a local grocery store in high school which was also a Sudbury Farms, largely to pay for my AOL addiction!), and met someone who eventually my "online boyfriend" more or less. He was visiting Boston to check out some schools, we were vaguely planning to meet up finally, but when he called my house when I wasn't home and my mom answered, I got in BIG trouble because he knew enough about me to be able to find my phone number. So my AOL got axed for about six months.

We also never met, and naturally as a result of my AOL getting cancelled for that stretch, the "relationship" was over too!

W00T! Sudbury Farms! Yeah, it's probably better that the whole thing gets cancelled with the snowstorm heading in soon. It ain't looking good.
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #72 on: December 25, 2010, 06:39:47 PM »
Yep. Cashier for 2.5 years. Helped that it's RIGHT across the street from the high school!

Yeah--tomorrow's plan has become sleep in, do free laundry at my parents, and get to my apartment before the storm hits!

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #73 on: December 25, 2010, 06:43:39 PM »
Yep. Cashier for 2.5 years. Helped that it's RIGHT across the street from the high school!

Yeah--tomorrow's plan has become sleep in, do free laundry at my parents, and get to my apartment before the storm hits!

I've been a cashier, bagger, grocery clerk, meat clerk, deli clerk, maitanence clerk, catering clerk and dairy clerk over my five years with the company. I also had roughly 3 hours of Front End Management training, but Grocery stole me for the remainder of my shift because their were short of help. But, I've networked with other stores in the company and have been able to hook myself up with some more training in new departments down the line. I just gotta talk with my old store manager to train me...

But let's get back on topic...
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #74 on: December 26, 2010, 10:56:14 AM »
Well, I'm stuck in the Boston area becuase of this frigging storm cancelled all flights.  Hopefully we're going to leave tomorrow (Monday), but who really knows?

Snow is nice and all, except when it ruins your weekend.  I knew there was a reason I live in the south.

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #75 on: December 26, 2010, 02:52:51 PM »
Yeah, the huge snowstorm we're going to get probably makes cancelling this just as well! Stay safe everyone.

Oh sure. Basically, I got AOL when I was 16 (amusing sidenote--I used to work at a local grocery store in high school which was also a Sudbury Farms, largely to pay for my AOL addiction!), and met someone who eventually my "online boyfriend" more or less. He was visiting Boston to check out some schools, we were vaguely planning to meet up finally, but when he called my house when I wasn't home and my mom answered, I got in BIG trouble because he knew enough about me to be able to find my phone number. So my AOL got axed for about six months.

We also never met, and naturally as a result of my AOL getting cancelled for that stretch, the "relationship" was over too!

Oh man, I can imagine a 16 year old suddenly broken off from the online "better half". I'm guessing you weren't very happy at that time. And to top that, no AOL!


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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #76 on: December 26, 2010, 03:05:40 PM »
I just noticed that the gathering was two days before my birthday. Wonder why I din't notice that a month ago.....
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #77 on: December 26, 2010, 03:22:51 PM »
LOL, nah, for various reasons by the time we got to me losing AOL, I wasn't fighting it. I screwed up and I knew it.

And also, wow, definitely a good thing we cancelled! It is not sounding or looking nice outside here.

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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #78 on: December 31, 2010, 05:29:16 PM »
LOL, nah, for various reasons by the time we got to me losing AOL, I wasn't fighting it. I screwed up and I knew it.

And also, wow, definitely a good thing we cancelled! It is not sounding or looking nice outside here.

That storm was brutal. I got called in to work at Sudbury farms at 8:30 in the morning the day after Christmas. We had something like 300 customers a half hour after opening and only 3 registers of 12 open. Suffice it to say that the weathermen in new England control your grocery shopping impulses. It's a good thing you guys cancelled. Are there any more meet-ups planned in the Boston area? Im unable to go anywhere else. I can do anywhere in Massachusetts, but Im not going out of state.
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Re: Boston Gathering 12/26
« Reply #79 on: January 03, 2011, 12:51:17 PM »
I had to work an overnight price change during the blizzard. I live fifteen minutes from my job.

It took more 45 minutes to get to work at 10pm and an hour to get home at 5:30am (which was an hour early, actually, can't imagine what it would have been like at 6:30!)
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