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  • Time for morning coffee then a fun filled day of working from home, or, as it's called these days, teleworking. It's kind of nice working from home. I get to do other things as long as I also do my job. For instance, I can go downstairs and work out in my gym, as long as I pop up to the computer every now and then to see if there's anything new waiting for my attention..
    Mara just wrote "fuck you" to me. Does anyone think that is acceptable?
    Feutus Lapdance
    Feutus Lapdance
    Well...... at least you did not get banned.
    Spike
    Spike
    I remember, in some I think "prestige" TV show I saw long ago, a scene where a woman yelled, in all seriousness, "Fornicate you!" at some dude, and remember thinking: no no no no no. What writer, in his or her right mind, would seriously come up with "fornicate you?" That I find unacceptable :)
    James Rogers
    James Rogers
    I'll bet that woman had the decency and maturity to eventually apologize.
    UFC FightNight! Yeah!!! Modern day gladiators, that's what they are. I'm guessing their brains are oatmeal but man can those guys and gals throw some hands.
    I'm reading Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Man, this is not easy. There is no flow to the writing and syntax is difficult to follow. Almost like there are words missing... Ah well, Stephen King talks highly about this novel so I'm going to stick with it, but after chopping my way through half of it, I don't have any high hopes for the 2nd half..
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    mlesemann
    mlesemann
    I give you credit for persistence. If something doesn't grab me in the first 25 pages or so, I'm done.
    James Rogers
    James Rogers
    Yes. I'm usually that person too. It always amazes me when people say "I read that book. Oh how awful. So long and drawn out.." I think to myself 'how do they do it? How do they finish a book they are not enjoying??. I've quit several books I could not get into, including Atlas Shrugged, but maybe that was simply because of how long it is. At least this book is only 250 pages.. I'm going to stick with it :)
    James Rogers
    James Rogers
    I finished the book..
    Not much going on. Working from home today which means working with my shoes off and my coffee cup full.
    mlesemann
    mlesemann
    Same. Writing a treatment for one client & script notes for another, barefoot for both :)
    James Rogers
    James Rogers
    One thing, sitting in front of this computer all day I discovered that Stephen King has a new book coming out next month! Fairy Tale. I pre-ordered a copy.. Do you know what this means, Mara? It means I have something to look forward to!!
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    I had a plumber come out yesterday to replace the water pressure regulator on my house. The regulator costs $70 retail to buy and only needs another 5 dollars worth of supplies to install and only took 60 minutes to do the work...I was charged $629.00. .. I don't know. That seems like a lot of money to do a simple job. Oh well, it's only money. I just wish I had more of it. :)
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    mlesemann
    mlesemann
    A former colleague used to say that if he ever had a kid, he'd want them to become a plumber 'cause we all need them and you can't outsource the work to another country. :)
    Maxsdad
    Maxsdad
    I hope someone kissed you, because it sounds like they screwed you. Depending on where you live will determine how detailed they have to itemize the invoice. If you didn't get one, I'd request an itemized invoice and go over it line-by-line to make sure he didn't charge you for flushing the lines with nitrogen, or some non-existent "administrative fee".
    James Rogers
    James Rogers
    My favorite is when they charge you for having to come to your house, as if they could do any plumbing from their office.

    Believe me, I only go to the plumber or electrician as a last resort. I'd much rather spend hundreds of dollars buying tools so I can do the job myself than pay a plumber or electrician, but in this case, in my mind there was something ominous about changing the pressure regulator.
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