Random Thoughts: The Return

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by flowersofnight, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Tue Jun 7, 2016 8:04 pm

    This thread will be rebooted every time it reaches 100 pages (or so). Generally, anything is OK - y'all know the rules by now!

    Current reboot count: 45

    Last poster last time: CrystalAmmunition
     
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  2. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

    PureElegance
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    Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 12:31 am

    I bought a tote from ban.do that says, "FRIES BEFORE GUYS." Is it awesome or WHAT?! XD They have some pretty cute stuff. I've been making up for not shopping for months and have gotten quite a few pairs of shoes and heels and a couple of new dresses, things like that. When I was in Connecticut over the weekend I got two cute dresses ::squee::

    Caroline, Isabel, me, and my Torts professor are going out to a Japanese restaurant on Restaurant Row later tonight. I'm pretty excited!

    I'm liking the new intern. She seems really nice and today, right at the end of the day, we were told to file away these closed cases. OMG we slaved away at that. The attorneys came in and said we can go and just finish tomorrow, but WE SAID NO, we have to do them now! XD God, it was such a struggle because each file was huge and we had to organize them by date and there were already so many in the cabinets so we had to move them around and HEAAAAAVE. When we finished we gave each other a high five!

    Tomorrow we'll be putting together materials for a student loans discharge event. As for actual bankruptcy stuffs, we've been inputting all this information into the software. The amazing thing to me is how many credit cards these people have and I don't understand how they're able to get one card after the other. Man. Richard said he doesn't know anything about Chapter 13 even though he works on bankruptcy (mainly Chapter 11 I think) so he said I'll just have to teach him about it. I mostly do Chapter 7 things though! He thinks it's great I'm doing work for people who really need it, and I really like how every story is different.

    I've already sat in on a couple of interviews and I'll do another one tomorrow. I've helped one lady who was suffering from domestic violence, and it was great to get all her things settled. I've already reviewed the file and organized the debts of the lady I'm assigned to interview next week, and she has a tough case @_@ Nothing complicated, but just so many debts, I don't know how she lives. @_@

    We also had to introduce ourselves to the entire organization at the staff meeting in a gorgeous dining hall, so Jennifer and I did little introduction speeches. I always get nervous with introductions for some reason XD Next week I'll be off to an event at court to hang out with bankruptcy judges and interns and to see how what we work on in the office turns into!
     
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  3. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 12:42 am

    PureElegance wrote:
    I feel your pain ::meev::
     
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  4. Wandering_Fox -current- -current-

    Wandering_Fox
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    Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 12:44 pm

    I wonder if anyone has ever actually bought WinRAR in the history of ever... ::meev::
     
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  5. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 1:48 pm

    Wandering_Fox wrote:
    It's a great stocking stuffer ::meev::
    We actually bought a legit copy of WinZip on floppy disk back in the day, when it wasn't ghastly bloatware, and Windowsn hadn't built in support yet.

    Just came across this: some lunatic made comics out of all of the Chinese classical novels
    http://publishingperspectives.com/2014/ ... els-in-us/
    I'm totally getting these for Matilda XD
     
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  6. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

    PureElegance
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    Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 6:01 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    OMG if there was a place I'd be homesick and out of place it would be Connecticut XD We went through Hartford, Bridgeport, Waterford, New London, etc. We stayed in Manshantucket at the Foxwoods Casino/Resort and went eating/shopping at the connected mall. That's where my mom and I met Al Pacino after seeing his show at the casino's theater which I really enjoyed! I loved his advice too. I'm really happy I met him because he's truly one of the greatest actors.

    (I also played the slots and won $55 and I didn't spend any money, WOO~ XD)

    We had a high floor and when we looked outside it was all trees. Nothing else. Just trees and the sky. At night it was pitch black outside of the resort and outside our windows. Houses were far apart and tiny or abandoned... It was nice during the day, but still, it all just seemed very "remote," in a creepy way. It's like, you can go into the forest to live and no one would ever know.

    Bridgeport was the saddest though. There were so many abandoned buildings, at least where we passed through. I couldn't believe it was the most populous city in Connecticut. Maybe if someone is from CT they can enlighten me so I can see it in a better way XD

    And the link to the classical Chinese novels is amazing thank you AHHHHHH~ TOTALLY GOING TO ORDER THEM. :D I love his mission too, to make US and China friends and expose people more to the Chinese classics. I've always wanted Peach Blossom Fan to be mandatory high school reading ::squee:: These stories are so beautiful and timeless and, EEP! ^_^

    I don't know what to wear to my Torts Professor dinner! XD Caroline, Isabel, and I are going and I can't wait~
     
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  7. sanctum -member- -member-

    sanctum
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    Posted: Wed Jun 8, 2016 8:08 pm

    Wandering_Fox wrote:
    I almost did, but then I discovered 7zip.
     
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  8. Wandering_Fox -current- -current-

    Wandering_Fox
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    Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 11:08 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    It's this bizarre piece of software that everyone seems to have but everyone is using an expired trial version that never actually expires... I guess the official version just... doesn't have 'Expired' popups?

    Now you too can be the cool kid and rule the pool this is awesome inflatable Pizza Slice!
    Bigmouth wrote:
    Act now while this essential summer fun is for sale at only $15! ::cred::
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 2:06 pm

    PureElegance wrote:
    Nope, even the locals hate it there... and it fills them with AAAAANGST ::zetsubou::

    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/24/nyreg ... wanted=all

     
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  10. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

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    Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 9:05 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    There has to be a beacon of hope XD There has to be something!

    It seems as though the other intern's soul isn't aligned with our mission... One of my cases is a lady who basically got duped into signing as a guarantor for this guy's business and now he's poofed and she's left with all the loans. Her daughter also has cancer and has severe depression and is suicidal, so she's always worried about her daughter.

    Anyway, an attorney and I met with the lady and after she left we went to speak with the other attorneys about her case and we strategized. I came back to the intern room alone once we were done and the other intern, who overhead the meeting, said she wanted to feel sorry for the lady, but the lady is an idiot. I said she's not an idiot and she said well she's really trusting. I said that's what it is, and so she said those trusting people are idiots. I didn't respond to that. Last week she said, "They do it to themselves." I brushed it off, but I guess this is really how she feels.

    I got accepted to go to a law school-sponsored trip to the Texas border to a family detention center to help women and children escaping violence! :) I'm really excited to go and I'll be off in August! :3 One can go anytime as a volunteer, but I really wanted to go with classmates and the whole trip is free, even tickets and room and board! We'll be there for five days from 7am to 7pm and I'll have to undergo a whole day of training before I go. Once there I'll be conducting interviews and counsel detained women and drafting their legal asylum stuff and generally be helping out.
    I told Richard and one of the things he wrote was,
    I never mean it that way, GOD!!! XD For some reason though I keep saying things like, "I love sexual harassment" when I really mean "I'm interested in sexual harassment law and issues" and he'll tease me on that. Or like in China Law I said to the attorneys, "I love pregnancy discrimination!" XD YAY DISCRIMINATION!!!
    (I can't wait to see him soon... I'll wear one of my new dresses~)

    My dinner with my Torts professor and Caroline and Isabel was so much fun. I actually felt bummed when we were done. We talked for hours and I tried new dishes like octopus balls and this Japanese pancake thing and tempura. I'm not a big Japanese food person so I was willing to try new things!

    I felt totally myself too and I was haughty even though he's a professor. We talked about controversial things and it was awesome. Then we asked about his life and what it was like to be a professor. It was really interesting! We even talked about what happened at the Barrister's Ball to me, and limiting free speech on campuses. A few faculty members wrote a letter to the judge who spoke at graduation and asked for signatures, and the judge wrote back something in defense! We talked about our favorite classes, what we're doing now, etc. He was so laid back and nice too!

    When we finished we walked to Times Square and gave each other hugs. I had such a good time that I was already missing it! ::batsu::
     
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  11. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

    Cerceaux
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    Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:40 am

    I have a 3-day weekend and I dunno what to do xD
    Maybe go to the mall tomorrow...but I need to organize my fabric hoard also.

    Also I fell asleep watching TV and was jolted awake at 1:05 am by an earthquake. Not cool ::hora::
     
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  12. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

    PureElegance
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    Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:16 pm

    Cerceaux wrote:
    maybe you can finish that essay
    [​IMG]

    We had a client who is from Colombia come in for his signing (when we file for bankruptcy finally) and as a thank you for helping him he gave us two bananas and a little box of a Colombian brand of hot chocolate.


    ;________________________;
     
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  13. PureElegance -eternite- eternite

    PureElegance
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    Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:47 pm

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  14. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

    Cerceaux
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    Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:13 am

    ^Yeah that was horrible.

    Finally did the cleaning and got rid of 4 grocery bags full of fabric. A lot of it was scraps and garbage, but I collected all the larger usable pieces and I'll take those to Goodwill so some quilting hoarder can go crazy.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:11 pm

    The night club accident is horrible. I do have one gay American friend.... I don't know where he is now, since he sometimes goes on trips... I hope he is fine. I wrote him on FB but did not get a reply... I think he is not around that area, but I am a bit worried about him.

    edit, he and his friends are safe... thank god.

    Things are getting a bit strange. now a friend of ... contacted me. he used to be a vk artist and studies my native language. he said ... told him a lot about me and he gives me tips where we can go together... ::meev::
    ( however, she still does not talk to me .....)

    Besides that, i went to LGTB and vegan bar and taught people there pervy German.. XD it was fun. ::squee::
     
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    Chouko
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    Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:16 pm

    And my sister wonders why I am so heavily closeted. The shit that went down in Orlando is just horrible, I just feel so bad for all the people hurt and their families, I just hope the injured make a quick recovery...
     
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    shazzer
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    Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:30 am

    Today I went in the train and an elderly lady in her 60 sat next to me. She said that she wanted foreign friends and asked me to exchange email addresses with her. We talked about Germany, Strassbourg (she stayed there for some time) and her family. (Her daughter is as old as I am. She lives in America. When the train moved towards the station, she put her arm around my shoulder, came close to me and asked me, whether I prefer men or women and whether I wanted to date an older woman... ::kisaki::

    I kinda want to stay at home... not going outside anymore since I am attracting strange people recently...
     
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    Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:27 am

    shazzer wrote:
    Maybe you need to switch perfume brands or something :lol:
     
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  19. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

    Cerceaux
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    Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:09 pm

    You could try wearing a fake wedding ring until you figure out what's up. ::cred::
    At least it would give you a way out of uncomfortable propositions from strangers.
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:46 pm

    I hope our French contingent is staying safe:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36531345
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36530710
    Seems like a lot of stuff happening in Paris the past few days ::erm::

    Here, the worst thing happening is a bunch of malcontents milling around in front of Trump Tower and blocking foot traffic ::foot:: I don't know if it's a media event or a protest or what. I'm not looking forward to having a low-grade annoyance planted right here in midtown for the next 4 months... or 4 years :|
     
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