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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:19 pm 
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So, you know far in the distant future how the sun is gonna expand one day? Anyone know the latest astronomer's prediction as to how far out into our solar system this will go? Will the sun's giant fireball reach Jupiter? Get close to Kuiper's Belt? I always thought it would swallow all planets up to and including Mars but just seeing if modern theories are different now. If anyone knows, thanks.

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A few weeks ago I was getting really bummed out at work and one of my coworkers drew a little cartoon dude to cheer me up and wrote "Hang in there! Some people suck" And I kept it next to my monitor ever since. Well apparently someone (who I don't know, I never meet night staff) wrote "like you" underneath! And I know it's supposed to be funny and it was nothing malicious, but I'm kinda pissed that they messed with my stuff. I liked that note and I was feeling really horrible and that's why my coworker wrote it. And while they're allowed in my office they're really not supposed to like sit at my desk and touch my things, especially personal stuff. I've kept it, but it's been tainted.

Awww...Even though I'm sure, too, the intent wasn't malicious, I'd still feel bad about it, too. Tainted, like you said.

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Can you ask the co-worker to draw you another? Or stick stickers of hearts on the shitty addition?

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That would make me feel really weird, Fee. I'm sorry that happened.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Aww, that really sucks, Fee. I'm sorry that happened.

What do people do when they don't work? I'm on Day 2 of unemployment and I'm already running out of ideas.

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Aww, that really sucks, Fee. I'm sorry that happened.

What do people do when they don't work? I'm on Day 2 of unemployment and I'm already running out of ideas.

during summer? tons! go for a walk and squirrel/people watch. take a book and a bag of fruit/nuts and there goes my entire afternoon :)

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Look for freelance stuff! It can be tiresome, but dedicating a few hours to scouring the internet for opportunities could bring up a lot of interesting projects. Then go sit outside/make a cat fort/read a book/do some cooking. That's pretty much what I did while I was writing my thesis. And a little bit of volunteer work. It definitely takes a while to adjust from a 40-50 hour work week to "holy shiitake I have time", but you'll find another job so for now just accept that you are going to feel awkward and unproductive but you can change that with hobbies and a creative attitude towards the skills you have that could be utilized elsewhere in the meantime.

I totally get it though. I am a crazy workaholic right now and if I suddenly was let go I'd be hiding behind the couch. In a cat fort.


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Paprikapapaya, is there anything that you'd love to be doing right now?

Also, you're a graphic designer - so you could start your own business and donate your skills to local shelters or causes you believe in to bring up your profile and see if you can drum up a little business. At worst, you're keeping your skill set up and filling a gap in your resume and at best you might make useful contacts and a bit of cash

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I totally get it though. I am a crazy workaholic right now and if I suddenly was let go I'd be hiding behind the couch. In a cat fort.


Yes, this. I've been dreading unemployment since I first heard my contract wasn't being renewed. I really throw myself into my work, am passionate about it and really like the routine of 9-5...so...this is interesting. Hopefully it won't be too long before something else comes my way.

But yeah, I could solicit my services as a freelancer. And perhaps I'll ask if I can help out more at the farm sanctuary. There's only so much Facebooking/PPKing one can do...

Tofulish, I'd love to be travelling/planning to travel! But my travel plans for later this year went up in smoke when I heard I was losing my job. I have next to no money and can't justify travelling. But, um...other than that, I'm at a loss.

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paprikapapaya wrote:
Aww, that really sucks, Fee. I'm sorry that happened.

What do people do when they don't work? I'm on Day 2 of unemployment and I'm already running out of ideas.

during summer? tons! go for a walk and squirrel/people watch. take a book and a bag of fruit/nuts and there goes my entire afternoon :)



Squirrel watching is the best! We have a tomato war going on right now, but the squirrels are winning. One of them just plucked off a nice big, ready tomato minutes before we got there and sat on the deck railing and ate the whole thing. They dive off the trees and throw acorns at each other (or they hit me in the head with them). They are very entertaining though. They also take baths in the bird bath.

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So, you know far in the distant future how the sun is gonna expand one day? Anyone know the latest astronomer's prediction as to how far out into our solar system this will go? Will the sun's giant fireball reach Jupiter? Get close to Kuiper's Belt? I always thought it would swallow all planets up to and including Mars but just seeing if modern theories are different now. If anyone knows, thanks.

I can google this but you guys are better than Google because sometimes I have to reformulate my question to find exactly what I want on google whereas youse know the first time I ask. I was asking for this poem I'm writing and I make reference to Kuiper's Belt and Jupiter (astronomy is a muse for me--I find much in astronomy allegorical to LIFE and human existence in general). I just learned today that Kuiper's Belt surrounds Neptune, not Jupiter as I wrongly thought. (Insert obligatory Uranus joke).

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As far as I know, expanding to about Jupiter is still the going theory. The sun is just an average size/mass star so it won't ever get as big as something like Betelgeuse.

Darn, I can't remember the title, but I just read a book on the sun a few months ago. I talked about it in the reading thread.

Asteroid Belt = between Mars & Jupiter
Kuiper Belt = trans-Neptunian stuff
Oort Cloud = comets; mostly theoretical spherical boundary of the solar system, basically the point beyond which the sun has no influence

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Thanks, lava. I had the asteroid belt mixed up with Kuiper Belt. I must investigate this Oort Cloud thing as I haven't brought this into anything. I sometimes deploy black holes, too, but whenever I try they never seem to work out in my poem/ideas...but one day...I'll find the perfect thing for them. They are kind of obvious, though, imagery-wise so maybe that's why they never work out for me. I also want to read more about neutron stars because something about them compels me.

Thanks! That's what I was looking for. See? PPK folks ARE better than google! <3

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Keep at it! I was like the panda when I started but can lift 200lbs now.


Um you are the absolute best. I want to be cool and strong like you!

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A good friend of mine came to me and said that a friend of hers was curious about veganism. She asked if I would be interested in teaching her a bit about it. Of course I am, right? So this person finds me on Facebook. I accept the request and go over to check out her page . . . and it's full of racist, ignorant bullshiitake. Multiple posts about "this white person was shot by this black person and you never heard it on the news, so why is Trayvon such a big deal?" And "Obama should resign!" I have no tolerance for that stuff these days. Help me be a good person, PPK.


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A good friend of mine came to me and said that a friend of hers was curious about veganism. She asked if I would be interested in teaching her a bit about it. Of course I am, right? So this person finds me on Facebook. I accept the request and go over to check out her page . . . and it's full of racist, ignorant bullshiitake. Multiple posts about "this white person was shot by this black person and you never heard it on the news, so why is Trayvon such a big deal?" And "Obama should resign!" I have no tolerance for that stuff these days. Help me be a good person, PPK.

You're already feeling the right feelings for being a good person! Not tolerating that stuff! Dude in no way do I think you should help this person!

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What do people do when they don't work? I'm on Day 2 of unemployment and I'm already running out of ideas.

Get addicted to World of Warcraft

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A good friend of mine came to me and said that a friend of hers was curious about veganism. She asked if I would be interested in teaching her a bit about it. Of course I am, right? So this person finds me on Facebook. I accept the request and go over to check out her page . . . and it's full of racist, ignorant bullshiitake. Multiple posts about "this white person was shot by this black person and you never heard it on the news, so why is Trayvon such a big deal?" And "Obama should resign!" I have no tolerance for that stuff these days. Help me be a good person, PPK.

Is it stuff they've posted, or stuff they've let other people post on their wall? They could just be a bit clueless about how fb works if it's the latter (I had a friend who suddenly had a horrible racist thing appear, when we asked him what the fork he was talking about it was something someone else had posted in a group he was a member of, and he had the heads up to remove it from his timeline). If they're genuinely interested in veganism though, the chances are you're going to point them in the direction of great forums like this, where they'll be exposed to alternative viewpoints!

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What do people do when they don't work? I'm on Day 2 of unemployment and I'm already running out of ideas.

Get addicted to World of Warcraft
Skyrim's good! Get addicted to Skyrim. You can get married, gather herbs, buy a house and become an artisan jewellery maker. Also something about dragons.

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What do people do when they don't work? I'm on Day 2 of unemployment and I'm already running out of ideas.



Volunteer at an animal shelter or retirement home. Yes, both places smell bad, but you can bring so much joy just by being there. Obviously the animals appreciate you, but it's also heartbreaking how little positive interaction those elderly folks have with anyone in the "outside." Many of them never have any visitors.....like, for years, no one comes to see them. Just a few hours a week makes a world of difference to these folks/animals. At the retirement places, you can do stuff, or not....ie just be there and talk with them. They often have some good stories to share and are soooo appreciative of company and a smiling face.

....and you'll still have plenty of time for Skyrim :)


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I wish I could just be unemployed. I know people say they get bored, but if I know I'm financially stable without a job, I'm good to go!

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I spend a lot of time wishing I could come into huge amounts of money and could afford to be unemployed forever. But that would take millions. And with the way I eat, like tens of millions. I'm not one of those super-work ethic people, I could sit and do nothing and feel good about myself. I have no shame. If I won the lottery I would most certainly quit my job and rot in my golden mansion.

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I spend a lot of time wishing I could come into huge amounts of money and could afford to be unemployed forever. But that would take millions. And with the way I eat, like tens of millions. I'm not one of those super-work ethic people, I could sit and do nothing and feel good about myself. I have no shame. If I won the lottery I would most certainly quit my job and rot in my golden mansion.

Me too, for sure.

If I had a job that enriched my life in some way I might still do it part time or something. But my job sucks for the main part so yeah, I would quit in a heartbeat and fill my day with stuff I want to do rather than stuff I have to do to pay bills.

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Oh, me too. I hate my job, and I generally find that I just don't like working. I'd love to be able to do whatever I wanted all the time.

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