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  1. Wow to being the PCA to his brother. That's a major commitment. Good for him for stepping up. Sounds like he thinks things are going well enough to bring up cohabitation once your roommate moves out. It'd still be good to revisit the conversation and update expectations on all sides, changed or unchanged. I wish you the best whatever happens (and lots of cookies).
  2. MMM... long time no read. *tips hat* Through experience, my advice about moving in with someone has become: know upfront whether you're both doing it because it's convenient or whether you actually want to live together, ie are you consciously moving the relationship forward. So pretty much what MMM said.
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    Careerchat II

    Nice to see you back, Ep! Congratulations and best wishes for everything! Liff, have you done any aptitude tests to narrow down the possibilities? The Things have to choose GCSE subjects soon, and a friend recommended this one which was quick and fairly accurate, at least in my case. After a lot of depressing searching, I have finally found two jobs which sound exciting, one in Birmingham and one in London. Changing mental gears from a part-time editorial job to graduate student to next-level job hunting has been far more challenging than expected: when I first started looking for post-degree work, I still felt very unqualified for anything more than basic. These two, though, make me feel like I could use what I've learned instead of just hitting reset to a previous existence.
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    Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    @Xray the Enforcer- I haven't tried Urban Decay lipsticks but @kairparavelrecommended Bite Beauty lipstick to me upthread and it is really lovely. Ordered it from Sephora. I'm suffering from dry skin even without being in Canadian Siberia, and can't spring for a facial right now. Any suggestions as to cheap skin rehydration? Drinking more water and getting more sleep & exercise would probably also help.
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    Fashion thread: updating classics

    I love smartwool socks so much, I follow them on Twitter. McGregor too. Oh yes. Yesyesyes. La Canadienne manufacture in Canada still, I think.
  6. Thanks for the updated thread, Ormond! I have a follow-up question to Baita's genealogical query, which maybe other people can help me with too. Ages ago I created a family tree on Geni and the site sends me notices of possible matches between my family tree and others, often based on names and similar dates/places. Sometimes the names will be a little different: is that more likely to happen because of inconsistent records or from family use of nicknames? eta: I love the name Eleanor and am glad it's back! Seeing The Lion in Winter on Saturday afternoon tv when I was young left me in awe of both queen and Kate Hepburn. Ormond, have you ever written about the name Mark and its variants? I searched the newspaper's site but couldn't find anything.
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    Fashion thread: updating classics

    What Xray said about trousers and shoes. If you get a pair of ankle boots, Chelsea or something, you can wear them in a bunch of settings as long as they're polished. The sweater over collared shirt is practically an Oxford uniform, just make sure they're clean and tidy without any pills or holes.
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    Careerchat II

    Good luck with the deposition. Can you get The Good Wife costume designer in on your side as well as Alicia? Hope you hear good news soon!
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    Careerchat II

    that is AWESOME and exactly what I needed, thank you! Helps that I'm now officially a graduate, not just anxiously waiting on results.
  10. Sorry to hear you're going to have to go the more complicated way round to get this sorted, Eyelesbarrow. How frustrating. Student visas for the UK have become much tougher to get over the last couple of years, and yes, it's part of the immigration rule changes. It's making UK universities a lot less attractive: I've noticed people already here with student visas are more likely to look elsewhere for their next degrees, like Canada or the States. Student visa issues plus Brexit are really going to change what research/academia look like here and not in a good way, IMO.
  11. Which institution is this? Because if the faculty is ok with your paperwork, the admin in the dept should be guided by them. Wrt to visas, thanks to T May in her Home Office days, the student visa situation is a mess so the admin may be sincerely doing her best there. Again, though, the uni/faculty should be figuring that out at a higher level.
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    The Call by Peadar O'Guilin [SPOILERS]

    When I read about the Cauldron, I had a flashback to Lloyd Alexander... uh-oh for someone. I hadn't thought about Conor's behaviour that way, Lily, but you're so right. Everything to preserve his sense of entitlement.
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    Careerchat II

    In the spring I went to a workshop on women and jobs which said similar things. We tend to undersell ourselves drastically. If you know you don't want this position, let them know asap. I like the line about focusing on your studies. Ok, here goes (thank you for the suggestion): I'm a grad student finishing an MSc in history who's worked in both academic publishing and university admin. I guess what I'm looking for are jobs in the same fields but at higher levels (though why an MSc makes me any better at them, I dunno. I'm also tired after a weekend of refereeing between children so this is sketchy). I want a job that requires no overnight travelling and pays relatively well, but that's not what you say in a happy-clappy CV statement. Thanks for any help, folks. (sorry, can only be flip due to feeling seriously drained and the cat thinks it's well past time to go to bed)
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    Fashion thread: updating classics

    Thirding the sequins.