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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:20 am

A comedian whose work I like very much is James Cunningham. Imagine my pleasant surprise, then, when he showed up at my school yesterday as a guest speaker! :D
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Post by Michael » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:12 pm

Guest speaker for what?
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Post by PrinceAzure33 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:54 pm

Finally got everything sorted out. I'm still adjusting to the college life, it's been a lot of fun, although I'd definitely appreciate it if the homework load was lighter. Hey, it's all for my degree right?

I've posted my re-introductions of my Excelsior characters, so sorry for any delays I may have caused.

As for No Man's Island, it will be wrapping up soon enough, and hopefully the conclusion can be posted by the week's end.

Lastly, I hope I can continue posting here at the forums at least once a day, or at least be more active since arriving at my college.

Cheers :)
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:28 pm

Michael wrote:Guest speaker for what?
The wonderful world of finance. It's nothing I haven't heard before about how manipulative credit card companies can be (and so on), but I went because I heard "the guy" gave away money the last time. He was extremely entertaining nonetheless and pretty hilarious.

I'm still adjusting here to life at Waterloo, but it's been pretty fun thus far. By some sort of luck, my professors thus far have all turned out to be excellent an genuinely concerned in students' progress, so that's great for me. My physics prof went on a rampage about motion and how it drove the Ancient Greeks nuts, which was rather fun. His demonstration was throwing the chalkboard brush into the middle of the room, and then 'angrily' demanding why the people at the sides made no move to catch it. I must say that as much as I dislike physics, which in my experience has been nothing but boring numbers and formulas, his explanation of it has been the most interesting I've heard thus far.

Another great thing is that the people here are just great. I mean, if you get lost or anything, you can literally turn and ask anyone for help without feeling embarassed or overwhelmed or anything of the sort. Even I've been asked for directions today, and I helped out as best as I could (I had luckily printed off a map before coming on campus).

I am so glad I've left my stinking high school behind.
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Post by WarnerPlum » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:56 pm

It's official: Best Buy has hit Britain!!! Can't wait to go there!

(Gah, I meant to say that yesterday, but forgot.)
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Post by Michael » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:19 pm

Ugh... I cannot stand Best Buy. The whole corporate culture of the place is terrible and I absolutely cannot stand the door guards who need to look in bags.

I miss the website bestbuysux. Too bad they finally gave in and sold it to the company. it was always enjoyable reading the thousands of people complaining about the behemoth.
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Post by go_leafs_nation » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:39 am

The rain here is so heavy that at least 4 miniature waterfalls have been created from the roof of the library. Kind of weirdly inspiring. But bloody *beep*, all my stuff is going to get wet when I have to run out into this downpour to get to my next class. Admittedly, I can stay put for a few hours, but the time will come nonetheless... I wish my umbrella had been more durable.
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Post by WarnerPlum » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:19 pm

Michael wrote:Ugh... I cannot stand Best Buy. The whole corporate culture of the place is terrible and I absolutely cannot stand the door guards who need to look in bags.

I miss the website bestbuysux. Too bad they finally gave in and sold it to the company. it was always enjoyable reading the thousands of people complaining about the behemoth.
Oh. Bit of a pity then.
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Post by CluedoKid » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:13 pm

I got a surprise scholarship! But it definitely wasn't my marks.

Also, I inherited Grandpa's wardrobe. He had some stylish taste. My favourite piece is this gold ring shaped like a lion with a ruby in the centre if it's maw.
God, I sound like Miss Scarlet oogling over things she'd inherit from Boddy.
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Post by Michael » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:58 pm

Congratulations on your scholarship! That's great. If it wasn't for grades, though, what did you get it for?

I wish I had applied for scholarships while in high school. But none of my family had gone to college before me, so I was sort of figuring everything out on my own. I ended up financing my education with student loans. Graduated in 2000. I'm planning to make my final loan payment just as soon as my tax refund (which has been super delayed) comes any day now. Then I'll finally be FREE! FREEEE! FREEEEEEEEEE!!!!! LOL, yay.
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Post by CluedoKid » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:34 pm

It's a arts scholarship. Anyone surprised?
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Post by Adam106 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:35 pm

Ah, you deserve it! Congratulations, CluedoKid.

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Post by cacums » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:35 pm

Congratulations!!

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Post by go_leafs_nation » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:00 am

I am having fun right now, using my computer's speech recognition technology to dictate this post.

(I will now attempt to make it type "It's pretty tough to get it to type the words I want it to":)

It's how we call to get it to recognize the words and want to roll
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Post by cacums » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:10 pm

A proper cup of coffee in a copper coffee cup.

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Post by WarnerPlum » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:56 pm

Good one! Even I can't pronounce it right. I like tongue twisters.
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Post by PeachFreak » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:12 pm

I broke my nose. Great.
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Post by Adam106 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:16 pm

Oh, I'm sorry, PeachFreak. Get well soon. :(

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Post by CluedoKid » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:24 pm

PeachFreak wrote:I broke my nose. Great.
Sorry to be nosy, but can we get the full scoop?
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Post by PeachFreak » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:41 pm

My brother managed to kick me in the face because he threw a tantrum and jumped on me when I picked up a magazine he had abandoned on the floor. It was my magazine in the first place.
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