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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MrMister wrote: »
    I should get cleaned up and go out instead of sitting on my ass drinking.

    But I don't like bars!

    Jazz/Blues club?

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    MrMisterMrMister Jesus dying on the cross in pain? Morally better than us. One has to go "all in".Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    moniker wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    I should get cleaned up and go out instead of sitting on my ass drinking.

    But I don't like bars!

    Jazz/Blues club?

    Needs more gay.

    Basically, I want to go out to troll for dates, but I also hate everything about the process of actually doing it.

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MrMister wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    I should get cleaned up and go out instead of sitting on my ass drinking.

    But I don't like bars!

    Jazz/Blues club?

    Needs more gay.

    Basically, I want to go out to troll for dates, but I also hate everything about the process of actually doing it.

    Square Dance place?

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    VonVon Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    moniker wrote: »
    Von wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Why do I always freeze up when it comes to writing cover letters for jobs that I really want to get? I made it through graduate school, I should be good at bullshitting by now.

    Because cover letters are an awkward point halfway between a formality and an advertisement. You never know if they're going to read it or not. If they do read it, it has to be good enough to pique their interest but not so good that it sounds like bullshit or flattery.

    In short, cover letters suck.

    What are you stuck on?

    The places I apply for are typically public/academic jobs, so they're legally/contractually obligated to read them. My problem is that I hate boasting about myself, but that's the whole point of a cover letter. Plus, for jobs that I really want to get, it's hard for me to pick a route I want to take and then stick with it rather than go on about all the different ways this would click.

    Like architecture and planning librarian for SUNY Buffalo. I studied to be an architect and just graduated to be a librarian, plus Buffalo sounds a lot like where I grew up. Or entry level librarian at Chicago Public Library. Which, well let's just say that I probably bore people in [chat] about Chicago at times. If I can get the interview I'm sure I'll be able to nail it, or at least feel like I gave it a good shot. It's just that the cover letter is the step towards getting the interview that I know I'm going to screw up and so instead wind up dying cold and alone, unloved.

    Forever alone.

    At the risk of telling you things you already know... Your approach doesn't sound like a bad thing--maybe you've just got choice paralysis of sorts? I would maybe pick the 2 or 3 most awesome ways it would click between you and the employer's needs and go with it. Go mad, write the biggest baddest boastiest paragraphs ever, then cull it. Cut it down to a few really strong cohesive ideas that are more about how you've got what the employer needs than they are about what you've got.

    Mmmm also if there's a chance they're using automated screening as a first step, make sure you're using almost exactly what you see in the job advertisement.

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    Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MrMister wrote: »
    I should get cleaned up and go out instead of sitting on my ass drinking.

    But I don't like bars!

    I went to a hipster bar in williamsburg

    it was the most hipsters I've ever seen

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    NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I don't like most bars here

    But I do like being social

    Sometimes sacrifices must be made

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I wish I could dance like thom yorke

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    Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I would like bars if they weren't so full of people all the time.

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    MrMisterMrMister Jesus dying on the cross in pain? Morally better than us. One has to go "all in".Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MrMister wrote: »
    I should get cleaned up and go out instead of sitting on my ass drinking.

    But I don't like bars!

    I went to a hipster bar in williamsburg

    it was the most hipsters I've ever seen

    Getting off the subway for the first time in williamsburg was hilarious.

    There are so many of them!

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    Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MrMister wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    I should get cleaned up and go out instead of sitting on my ass drinking.

    But I don't like bars!

    I went to a hipster bar in williamsburg

    it was the most hipsters I've ever seen

    Getting off the subway for the first time in williamsburg was hilarious.

    There are so many of them!

    some of them were cute gay hipsters though and they were cuddling by the fire

    adorbs

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    MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I am still sad the cute hipster chick I met up with on Thursday has a boyfriend. So sad.

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    MrMisterMrMister Jesus dying on the cross in pain? Morally better than us. One has to go "all in".Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    some of them were cute gay hipsters though and they were cuddling by the fire

    adorbs

    The things I would do to them

    unforgivable things

    Speaking of which, have you seen Parking Lot Movie? It's set at this lot near UNC Chapel Hill. All the guys who work there are cute indie slackers, up to and including an adorably awkward philosophy prof. Do you know of this corner lot!?!?

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    Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Mazz, you're in Thom's mini-game, right?

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Von wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Von wrote: »
    moniker wrote: »
    Why do I always freeze up when it comes to writing cover letters for jobs that I really want to get? I made it through graduate school, I should be good at bullshitting by now.

    Because cover letters are an awkward point halfway between a formality and an advertisement. You never know if they're going to read it or not. If they do read it, it has to be good enough to pique their interest but not so good that it sounds like bullshit or flattery.

    In short, cover letters suck.

    What are you stuck on?

    The places I apply for are typically public/academic jobs, so they're legally/contractually obligated to read them. My problem is that I hate boasting about myself, but that's the whole point of a cover letter. Plus, for jobs that I really want to get, it's hard for me to pick a route I want to take and then stick with it rather than go on about all the different ways this would click.

    Like architecture and planning librarian for SUNY Buffalo. I studied to be an architect and just graduated to be a librarian, plus Buffalo sounds a lot like where I grew up. Or entry level librarian at Chicago Public Library. Which, well let's just say that I probably bore people in [chat] about Chicago at times. If I can get the interview I'm sure I'll be able to nail it, or at least feel like I gave it a good shot. It's just that the cover letter is the step towards getting the interview that I know I'm going to screw up and so instead wind up dying cold and alone, unloved.

    Forever alone.

    At the risk of telling you things you already know... Your approach doesn't sound like a bad thing--maybe you've just got choice paralysis of sorts? I would maybe pick the 2 or 3 most awesome ways it would click between you and the employer's needs and go with it. Go mad, write the biggest baddest boastiest paragraphs ever, then cull it. Cut it down to a few really strong cohesive ideas that are more about how you've got what the employer needs than they are about what you've got.

    Mmmm also if there's a chance they're using automated screening as a first step, make sure you're using almost exactly what you see in the job advertisement.

    Yeah, it's just a matter of doing it and doing it well. My aunt is in HR and I've attended symposia/conferences and such where they've said much the same thing. Doesn't make it any easier to actually do, though. But thanks.

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    WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Wash on
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    MrMisterMrMister Jesus dying on the cross in pain? Morally better than us. One has to go "all in".Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Okay so I think I am gonna go out to this bar. It's only 15 minutes away and the weather isn't bad.

    wish me luck/be back later

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MrMister wrote: »
    Okay so I think I am gonna go out to this bar. It's only 15 minutes away and the weather isn't bad.

    wish me luck/be back later

    The former precludes the latter, doesn't it?
    :winky:

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    MrMisterMrMister Jesus dying on the cross in pain? Morally better than us. One has to go "all in".Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    moniker wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    Okay so I think I am gonna go out to this bar. It's only 15 minutes away and the weather isn't bad.

    wish me luck/be back later

    The former precludes the latter, doesn't it?
    :winky:

    Looking more for dates than for penises in me.

    Although I've never been one to hold out when the opportunity presents.

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    MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I sure am CC, I am trying to figure out exactly what I want to do. Thinking a Robin style character.

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    Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    What is up with all these people doing superhero role playing lately?

    And how do I get in on it.

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    South hostSouth host I obey without question Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    There should be more videogames where you fight blimps.

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    SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    What is up with all these people doing superhero role playing lately?

    And how do I get in on it.

    Are you a virgin and willing to die in an alley, stabbed to death by a 13 year old with a pez dispenser?

    If so, you may be able to get in on the ground floor of this exciting new career

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    What is up with all these people doing superhero role playing lately?

    And how do I get in on it.

    First you need a safeword that's easy to say, even when your mouth is blocked with a kryptonite ball-gag.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Pez are like chewable vitamins with no nutritional value.

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    SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Pez are like chewable vitamins with no nutritional value.

    So...chewable

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    If it's not shaped like Fred Flintstone, then it can't be good for you.

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    Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    My safeword will be

    SHAZAM

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    MrMisterMrMister Jesus dying on the cross in pain? Morally better than us. One has to go "all in".Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    At the bar, not loving it,probably peacing out soon

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I probably wouldn't have enjoyed this as much if I had heard the original first.

    http://soundcloud.com/helix-eternal/appetite-bootleg-electro-mix

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56TzpoRIWy0


    Still a nice remix; someone at Bemanistyle cooked it up.

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    WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    MrMister wrote: »
    At the bar, not loving it,probably peacing out soon

    Maybe drink more forum less

    Wash on
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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Maybe I'd have more fun at clubs if I drank. Probably not.

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    MrMisterMrMister Jesus dying on the cross in pain? Morally better than us. One has to go "all in".Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Gay bar playin nicki

    They know what's up

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    Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Alexandria, VARegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    What is up with all these people doing superhero role playing lately?

    And how do I get in on it.

    Ask Thom if you can join. I know Mazz, Elldren, desc and I are playing, I dunno if there are are any spots open. There's a thread in CF.

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Maybe I'd have more fun at clubs if I drank. Probably not.

    Depends on what drank you drink.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    moniker wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Maybe I'd have more fun at clubs if I drank. Probably not.

    Depends on what drank you drink.

    Well, I don't drink, ever, so...

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I was just reminded about Beck's The Information. I had the cd at one point but it is 100% gone. completely forgot about it, even.

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    Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    why would you ever go to a club sober?

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    why would you ever sober

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    WashWash Sweet Christmas Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    why

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    tapeslingertapeslinger Space Unicorn Slush Ranger Social Justice Rebel ScumRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    why would you ever go to a club sober?

    really the question of the day here

    also hai guys sorry we did not hang tonight
    nex is still a little sickers

    we need to hang out again soon though!

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