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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16730 on: September 07, 2020, 12:53:53 pm »

Hiya BetterMost friends!!!!




Happy Labor Day to all who celebrate it.

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I had a nice sleep-in today, then had breakfast, did some stuff online, and about to have lunch.

I'm in the mood to go through dresser drawers and closets, looking for stuff to get rid or, or just in general reorganize, so I'm going to start doing that at 2:00.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16731 on: September 07, 2020, 12:56:07 pm »
That is the weirdest thing about my job. I cannot access my personal e-mail, which is blocked, but I could spend all day on eBay--or Bettermost for that matter--and I've done lots of shopping during my workday, not just on eBay but on merchant websites, like LL Bean, Walmart, Target, Amazon, and any number of other sites. I've done this for years on years, though if my current supervisor found out, who knows what might happen. I may soon not have the time anyway.

To clarify, nobody would care if I spent 10 minutes ordering something from Amazon. But if I spent long stretches shopping they'd at least notice I'm not being very productive with work stuff.

Of course, they probably have ways to watch your every move online and certainly read all of your work email. But I figure no newspaper these days is going to pay someone to monitor that kind of thing when they don't even have enough reporters.


I haven't checked at work to see what sites we can and can't access.  I do know we can access Amazon, but I've never tried ebay at work.  The last thing I want to do is give the impression that I'm shopping online while at my workstation.

I do know that I've seen a few people around the office looking at Zillow during the day.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16732 on: September 07, 2020, 04:07:44 pm »
To clarify, nobody would care if I spent 10 minutes ordering something from Amazon. But if I spent long stretches shopping they'd at least notice I'm not being very productive with work stuff.

I should probably clarify, too. When I say I'm shopping, I'm not just wandering aimlessly like people used to do in brick-and-mortar stores. I'm looking for something specific. For example, when I wanted to get a folding table to make a new workplace here at home, I checked Walmart and Target (everything was too large for my available space), and then I checked eBay, which is where I found a table that fit my needs. So I checked multiple sites, but I was looking for something very specific.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16733 on: September 08, 2020, 10:02:43 am »
I should probably clarify, too. When I say I'm shopping, I'm not just wandering aimlessly like people used to do in brick-and-mortar stores. I'm looking for something specific. For example, when I wanted to get a folding table to make a new workplace here at home, I checked Walmart and Target (everything was too large for my available space), and then I checked eBay, which is where I found a table that fit my needs. So I checked multiple sites, but I was looking for something very specific.

Not only something specific, but something you needed to do in order to perform your job. I'd call that work.



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16734 on: September 08, 2020, 11:43:19 am »
Not only something specific, but something you needed to do in order to perform your job. I'd call that work.

Good point.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16735 on: September 10, 2020, 02:49:00 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends!!!!




We're almost to the weekend!  :)


This has been a bit of a busy week for me.   I've had to be in online training this week, and it continues through Monday.  So, each day, 8 - 12 I sit in this webinar to learn a new system we are going to start using in October, I believe.

Then, once Monday's session is over, I can have a 'staycation'.  :)


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16736 on: September 11, 2020, 02:15:25 pm »
We are moving to a new system, too. I'm not totally looking forward to it because I've never fully mastered the old system. But that's because the old system is incredibly clumsy and unintuitive -- you have to click icons that seem to have no connection to the task and then scroll a drop-down list that also seems to have no connection. You have to fill in things you'd think would just fill in automatically. And the word processing commands and shortcuts are different from those in Word and everywhere else.

I think the new system will be easier, and more closely conform to standard procedures. The team of employees involved in introducing it to the other employees has been getting training from people at Vox.com.



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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16737 on: September 15, 2020, 09:40:48 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends!!!!




My staycation started today (Tuesday).  ;D

No big plans, just to chill out around the apartment, and meet a friend for a social distance dinner one night.  Other than that, nothing major to discuss.

Is anyone else doing anything fun?


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16738 on: September 18, 2020, 01:20:12 pm »
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TGIF!  :)


Had a 'social distant' dinner with some friends yesterday.  We sat on her porch about 8 feet apart, and had some salads with grilled chicken.

I also stopped at a place called "The Cookie Connect" and got some over the top cookies to share for dessert.

It's early yet, but I pulled out my Halloween stuff, and I have it sitting on my recliner in the living room.  When October 1st comes along, I can put it up in the windows.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16739 on: September 20, 2020, 11:31:39 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends!!!!




I hope you all had a good weekend!


It was quiet one for me, I spent it at home, doing some cleaning and such.  Laundry was done today.

When I got to mom and dad's place, they had a small chore for me.  :laugh:   They have a pair of planters that are made of wood, and the front of the planter looks like a ghost, with it's hands up.  They were quite old, still in good shape, but needed new paint.  So today, I gave them few fresh coats of white paint, and then painted a face on them.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!