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Old 09-13-2017, 02:37 PM   #1576
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O_O

I have no idea how comes but I have suddenly in my PS account a 215 $ WSOOP Ticket sitting. I can't remember having played a satellite. I definitely didn't buy one. I have no idea how it made its way into my account.

Two questions:
- What I am gonna play with it?
- Will PS ban me or some crap like that if I get into the money?

Can't say that it makes me positively surprised. I kind of expect that nothing good will come out of it.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:12 PM   #1577
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Play the Sunday Million or another $215 variant if your A multiple game type of poker player . I'd definitely email support and see if there was a "bank error" in your favor first GL.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:58 PM   #1578
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Play the Sunday Million or another $215 variant if your A multiple game type of poker player . I'd definitely email support and see if there was a "bank error" in your favor first GL.
Tx. I think it is good idea to mail the support first.
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:02 PM   #1579
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I need to do a small thing. It is not much. Short notice of max 1 page. But it needs to be good. The point I want to make should be conveyed clear and convincing. And I don't want. I procrastinated it the whole day. It is about 1 hour of a work.


And I actually know why I procrastinate it. I am not sure that I can make it good enough. I will have an appointment that opens-up few possibilities for further funding if I can make it good enough. And if not the clerk in the administration responsible for this program will just sent a "I am soooooo sorry" rejection letter and I will feel like I am not good enough. I don't want to feel this rejection and so I try to avoid the situation. Sadly I don't see any way around this possibility of rejection.

I could never work in sales. You have to be totally cool with rejection in sales.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:04 PM   #1580
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Work work work......

Had my first two lectures as a lecturer. It is math for engineers pre course right now. Basically two weeks in which I go through everything from high school they should know for the beginning of the actual lecture. It is funny feeling. There are 230 people in the hall and I was so not sure if I can keep them under control. I have tutored and done a bunch of presentations in my life but here it is pretty big crowd for my taste and they are so young....

But for now I have a feeling that it goes well. No one is leaving in the middle and I have a feeling that the majority at least tries to listen. What is also for me very....... it feels very strange, how respectful all this young dudes and few gals are to me. It feels wrong. I mean ... I know a little bit more than them in math and physics, but I feel so far from the accomplished person that deserves this respect that it feels .... strange.


But generally it is cool. It gives me a kick right now and makes me feel excited and alive.
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:11 PM   #1581
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It is really worth a LOT to have good relationship with people around me.

I just managed to lock myself out of my apartment. Dumb? Totally. And there was I without my phone, without keys, and in socks with a hole in them. A door opening service at this night time costs around 300 Euro here. Do I want to pay it? Clearly not. It ended-up in a small meeting of neighbors discussing the options and me crying in frustration. (Yeah..... I know ...... At my age and in my situation I shouldn't be crying in such situations, but..... It jjust........ sooo frustrating. I was sooooooooo pissed-off at myself) Finally one dude managed to open the door with a plastic card. And now I know 3 new interesting people with cool door opening abilities. And everyone was so nice to me. And I sooooooooooooooooo didn't deserve people being nice to me. I mean such a crap situation solely due to my stupidity.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:09 PM   #1582
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But generally it is cool. It gives me a kick right now and makes me feel excited and alive.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:36 AM   #1583
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Ha!

I learn to do e-bay and general decluttering the right way. I do have troubles with throwing things away. I often have a feeling that when stuff enters my house it develops its own will and tries to stay with any tricks.

Ebay/craigslist is basically never worth the effort if you think only about the money. But for me it is totally worth it because it makes it easier for me to release stuff I have. The trick to improve effort/money ratio is to post stuff en mass. Right now I have 30 items. The effort to bring 5 packages to the mail is the same like with one package so it is kind of a little better. Money is still not worth the effort but not to have this crap any more in my house is totally worth it.

And I finally achieved a blissful state where I have only shoes that do not torture my feet. It is probably hard to understand for men but before this run on decluttering I had about 9 pairs that caused severe pain in my feet after about 10 min of wearing them. They all were very pretty.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:28 AM   #1584
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Shoes that hurt are horrible. Having said that I do have 1 pair that hurt that I can't bring myself to give away
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:15 PM   #1585
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Ha!

I learn to do e-bay and general decluttering the right way. I do have troubles with throwing things away. I often have a feeling that when stuff enters my house it develops its own will and tries to stay with any tricks.

Ebay/craigslist is basically never worth the effort if you think only about the money. But for me it is totally worth it because it makes it easier for me to release stuff I have. The trick to improve effort/money ratio is to post stuff en mass. Right now I have 30 items. The effort to bring 5 packages to the mail is the same like with one package so it is kind of a little better. Money is still not worth the effort but not to have this crap any more in my house is totally worth it.

And I finally achieved a blissful state where I have only shoes that do not torture my feet. It is probably hard to understand for men but before this run on decluttering I had about 9 pairs that caused severe pain in my feet after about 10 min of wearing them. They all were very pretty.
This. I need to toss um, let's just say more than 9 pairs. You've inspired me Lapka. This weekend I declutter starting w shoes. Also I just bought a shoe cabinet on amazon. it hasn't arrived yet but it holds about 24 pairs of shoes and my thought was "that's a pittance!". Let's see if I can get rid of some before the cabinet arrives.

Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:00 AM   #1586
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It is really worth a LOT to have good relationship with people around me.

I just managed to lock myself out of my apartment. Dumb? Totally. And there was I without my phone, without keys, and in socks with a hole in them. A door opening service at this night time costs around 300 Euro here. Do I want to pay it? Clearly not. It ended-up in a small meeting of neighbors discussing the options and me crying in frustration. (Yeah..... I know ...... At my age and in my situation I shouldn't be crying in such situations, but..... It jjust........ sooo frustrating. I was sooooooooo pissed-off at myself) Finally one dude managed to open the door with a plastic card. And now I know 3 new interesting people with cool door opening abilities. And everyone was so nice to me. And I sooooooooooooooooo didn't deserve people being nice to me. I mean such a crap situation solely due to my stupidity.

Enjoyed hearing about how helpful your neighbours were in your time of need Lapka - am sure they were happy to help, because that sort of thing happens to all of us

Guess it turned out to be a good thing that your neighbour is so handy at jimmying open door locks with a credit card? Sounds like quite an interesting individual - a caring lock-breaker Seems like he must have some interesting stories to tell?

Maybe this calls for another round of your yummy strawberry vodka with your neighbours?
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:17 AM   #1587
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Maybe this calls for another round of your yummy strawberry vodka with your neighbours?
Next thing I am going to do is a fall dinner with neighbors. I am still going hiking and bringing in a lot of mushrooms. And it is right now time where a special young wine "Federweisser" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federweisser is
everywhere. It is wine where the fermentation of sugar to alcohol is not complete. So it is sweeter, has less alcohol and is lightly sparkling. It is very typical drink for fall here.

So I thought on mushroom risotto and Federweisser as drink. I can make a big pot of risotto with comparatively low effort. That is a dish that is well scale-able.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:28 AM   #1588
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New hairdresser or not?

I have "my" hair saloon that I like and go there every time I want to change something. They are pretty cheap. I pay 20 Euros for "wash and cut". They never f-cked up my hair. The reason for that might be that I always know exactly what I want. I do come in with pictures of the cut I want to have and I can basically tell the hairdresser step-by-step what she has to do. I am happy with them.

But apparently I am not the only one who is happy with them. I could always just drop-by without an appointment and had max 30 min waiting time. Today I tried my luck and they do now only appointments and the earliest one I could get is in two weeks!
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

So now the question is do I wait this two weeks or do I try a new hairdresser? An alternative would cost me double and I don't know if I would like them.

I want a cut NOW! But a good one, one that I would like.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

edit: That will be the cut. And no I am not looking even half as hot as this girl.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:33 AM   #1589
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Definitely wait for your hairdresser! A good hairdresser that listens to what you want is worth their weight in gold and yours is cheap!
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:20 PM   #1590
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Talked to my mom. She sounds so weak and unhappy. And I can hear that she is not OK just from how she sounds. She doesn't complain or tell me that her blood pressure is again beyond all limits but I hear it. And it scares the **** out of me. I know that she will die one day and probably before me. But I just can't go there in my mind. I am right now bawling my eyes out. I just can't deal with it. And there is just nothing I can do. I can be as good girl as an angel and it doesn't change anything in her situation.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:19 PM   #1591
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Elections......

How to vote if not a single party represents my views completely..... I voted but I am not happy. It looks like Merkel will remain in power.


Mehhhhh..... Politics is always mehhhhh no matter which country, no matter which party.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:58 PM   #1592
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Sleep, where are thou?

Anxious, tense, overwhelmed. Took 4 mg of valium and it doesn't work. Not gonna increase the dosage. Going to wright a to-do list for the week, go to bed and play pretend.
What I am going to pretend?.......

Today I will pretend that I am alone on a huge ranch. Only a cat and few chickens except of me. No one calls me, no one writes to me, no one wants me to do something. No expectations towards me.

Sleep, please come to me tonight.
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:18 PM   #1593
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Do you vote for a Bundestag representative and then the PM is whoever has the support of the Bundestag? If so, if AfD has a chance where you are vote for whoever has the best chance to beat them. Otherwise, vote with your conscience. Unless you're an AfD supporter, in which case please keep that to yourself.
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Oh, that's simple:

Every elector has two votes; a constituency and a list vote. 299 members are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post based just on the first votes. The second votes are used to produce an overall proportional result in the states and then in the Bundestag. Seats are allocated using the*Sainte-LaguŽ method. If a party wins fewer constituency seats in a state than it would be entitled to, it receives additional seats from the relevant state list. Parties can file lists in each single state under certain conditions, for example a fixed number of supporting signatures. Parties can receive second votes only in those states in which they have successfully filed a state-list.
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Old Yesterday, 06:31 AM   #1595
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I would be so shocked if Lapka voted for AfD. I would totally have misread her as a person if that was the case.
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Old Yesterday, 06:55 AM   #1596
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Do you vote for a Bundestag representative and then the PM is whoever has the support of the Bundestag? If so, if AfD has a chance where you are vote for whoever has the best chance to beat them. Otherwise, vote with your conscience. Unless you're an AfD supporter, in which case please keep that to yourself.
Simplified explanation of German election system:

You can make two crosses on your vote-sheet. Half of the seats in Bundestag are filled with first cross and half with second cross.

First cross is for a person from your district. Then the person from your district who gets the most votes goes directly into the Bundestag. Most of those candidates belong to a party but there are also some independent who hope to get a seat without a support of a party.


With the second cross you vote not for a person but for a party. All the second crosses from all districts are counted together after the election and the 299 seats in Bundestag are distributed proportionally. So for example if CDU got 30 % of all votes it will have 90 seats from 299.

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And you got basically my strat in election. I voted not for XYZ but against AfD. And that all makes me so unhappy. More than 10 % for AfD is ridiculous. But Merkel's politic with syrian refugees is also completely ridiculous. I mean...... If I hear in Germany that it is woman's fault that she got sexually assaulted and that women should wear longer skirts and cover themself and basically shouldn't have any informal conversations with men, I feel set back few 100 years.


Politic is ridiculous. My conscience tells me that this election I had a choice between rock and hard place.
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Old Yesterday, 07:28 AM   #1597
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If I hear in Germany that it is woman's fault that she got sexually assaulted and that women should wear longer skirts and cover themself and basically shouldn't have any informal conversations with men, I feel set back few 100 years.
I don't think these are Merkel's views, are they?
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Old Yesterday, 08:08 AM   #1598
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I don't think these are Merkel's views, are they?
Merkel would never make a statement like that in public.

But the mayor of Cologne ( the city where massive attacks on women took place last new year) suggested a rule book of conduct for women participating in fairs and Carnival and such. Basic demeanor of this rule book should be: "Keep the distance to men, stay in groups, avoid the trouble, don't provoke". While I agree that " avoid the trouble" is not a bad rule for any circumstances, I think that in case of sexual assaults, especially under the circumstances it was in Cologne, an absolutely clear and unambiguous statement : "That is completely unacceptable. Anyone assaulting women this way is not welcome here and will be persecuted with all legal means" is more appropriate from the politics.
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Old Yesterday, 08:23 AM   #1599
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Ye...deral_politics


"A Cologne-based imam, Sami Abu-Yusuf, controversially said in an interview with the Russian television channel REN TV that the women in Cologne were responsible for the incidents, because they were "running around half naked ... It's not surprising that the men attacked them. Dressing up like that is like pouring oil into the fire." Volker Beck (Green Party) reported Abu-Yusuf to the police for "inciting criminal offences". The Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia acknowledged that Abu-Yusuf was under surveillance by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.[190] Abu-Yusuf responded that his remarks were translated incorrectly and reported out of context by REN TV as he merely explained the women's appearance as the reason why they were attacked by others but did not blame the victims.[191]"
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That. And on the other side is AfD that I think is sooooooooo incredibly deeply dangerous with its populist simplified views.

And what should I have voted for? A bunch of you probably know very well what for I have voted. But it is still not satisfying.

Duuuuuudes......... When I retire I will go in the politic with my own party.
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