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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    But Just So you people don’t think all I ever do is complain (because you know it, don’t you? ), let me tell you how much I’m loving the 17C we have today. It’s a delight to curl up with a hot tea and wear a sweater and air the house and actually use a blanket in bed and just breathe fresh air. I’m already fantasizing about fall and winter activities.
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    Sooooooooo exciting. Will you trust the baby with the ring? Or will she just be a little bridesmaid? And what do you have in mind in terms of theme and venue? I do, work in the field of my major, which is organization development. I'm sure they can be, out of residential area, when one follows them willingly.
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    Oh yeah, electrical engineering makes sense. I’m sure that’s great field to work in. Hi first! how’s life? If I went back to a year ago (which was what, maybe three or four threads ago?) I’m sure I could read the specific bitching I threw over last year’s Red Bull air race. Well we are back at it again and it’s so damn loud as a blockbuster battle scene.. except it goes on for three days instead of 10 minutes. Hail to another relaxing weekend... oh wait, I have about 12 hours of work left till Monday. I supposed red bull air race is not to blame for that after all... *takes a deep breath, closes her eyes and pictures the sum she will bill at the end of the month*
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    I see, that’s very complex. I always wanted a liberal arts degree. I don’t think I’m closer to an answer it’s funny how there are so many kinds of occupations these days that 6-7 out of 10 times I’ll ask someone what they do for a living and I won’t know even after they tell me. I have no clue what some of my friends’ jobs are either. when’s your wedding?
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    Why do you think so, if I’m not indiscreet? If I were a high school literature teacher I would just say the writer’s English sucks. Can’t I just have a steak without cheese? Medium well with glazed carrots and grilled courgette? What exactly is your job?
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    Schools where admission is based on a single test?

    90% of public schools admit people based on a single test here. Or a standardized collection of tests that everybody in public education takes at the age of 14 and 18. I’m sure there are more complex admission processes for private schools but the general public knows very little about these as it doesn’t really concern anybody apart from the 1% of the local population, who put their kids in private education. Like any method, a single test has its upsides and downsides. Maybe more down than upsides. The graver issue is how much significance teachers and parents (and by proxy, kids too) attribute to these tests. Even here, the ex-communist and ex-Prussian education system is flexible enough to provide a great number of opportunities should a kid not perform on said tests as hoped. Yet, a large proportion of people act like futures depend on a test kids take at the age of 14 or 18. They don’t. But the belief is enough to completely distort how people look at the education system. Instead of utilizing the variety of options open to students and finding the most suitable road for the individual, families tend to see a one way road: study hard, perform well on the test, achieve a high score, because high admission score equals high level education. That’s probably the worst misconception, when it comes to high school education. Schools are ranked annually based on students’ test scores to indicate the excellence of the education they provide. While the ranking does include a satisfaction chart, it is only for informational purposes and doesn’t weigh in the ranking, as far as I know. Thus, when you flip through the ranking, you will find that the best schools are the ones with the highest scoring students. The result is an elitist attitude and the strengthening of the belief that tests are the one indicator to rule them all. Unfortunately many of the highest ranking high schools fail to provide anything beyond preparing excellent students, who chose the school because of its ranking to excel in tests and raise the ranking. Not one of them create a competitive, hostile and toxic social environment for students. And that brings us back to the question whether there’s more to choosing a school (or students) than academic excellency and whether we should take those factors into consideration, and take a look at extracurricular possibilities, sport facilities, social life, school culture when looking for the ideal student/school. Boy, can I ramble about this shit or not? (In my defense, I wrote a thesis on the pros and cons of quantified school ranking, so I’ve had practice)
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    Yes God has a weird sense of humor day today. I’ve been counting the days off till my doctor’s appointment in the afternoon and then this morning nature says bamm, nope. I managed to reschedule for next Thursday but come on... another week of hypochondriac paranoia? And, I even got a fine for traveling with an expired monthly ticket - at the exit of the last stop to my 8 o’clock meeting... and I spilled coffee on my feet. on the upside, I’m wearing cheap shoes.
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    The Josh stuff has to do with this tv show Crazy Ex Girlfriend that Buckwheat And Helena are obsessed with. Josh is the guy whose crazy ex girlfriend the show is about. There are other Joshes in and related to the show, that’s what the plural has to do with. And yay, I just wrote three sentences in a row that end with a preposition. Shite.
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    Meh... not the Josh I was expecting.
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    Please put your energy into running a business profitable enough to pay me the average of my field instead of trying to run my private life for me. - that is, if you are fed up with your job like me. If not, say yes, because it’s bad luck to turn down an incoming offer.
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    So I Just wrote an obscenely long complaint to the inspection bureau of the railway company. I mean this is not tolerable on any level. I’m so pissed off.
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    I dont remember getting my adult teeth. I mean, I do, but I don’t remember if it was painful. I do remember sister and my cousin though. They both suffered a lot with teething.
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    What's the Avatar Above You Thinking #14 (Finally)

    You don’t get these babes in Victoria’s Secret, honey!
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    Ooooh teething. That must be a joy. Poor baby. I hope she has a cooling rebel ship teether to chew on and destroy to ease her pain. And wow, I need her bio clock. I’m already dreading the 6:00 alarm tomorrow. Sister has been busy with grades, language exams, delegating tasks to me, planning birthday parties and nervous breakdowns over the first two. I’m sure her 18th bday party will be a tale to tell, though.
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    TTTNE 473: I hope Josh posts in this thread!

    Wow. I just deleted a first world problems rant and didn’t pester you people with the nonsense of our railway company. who’s proud of me? Oh, did I mention? Sister will be staying with me for a few weeks in July. That’s like a Targaryen birth. The gods toss up a coin to decide if it’s going to be greatness or madness.
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