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2 hours ago, pcktlnt said:

I was right to be suspicious of that 99 cent Amazon digital charge. I have been hit by 3 fraudulent charges. Beauty supplies and hardware...I don't see how they are related unless they are trying to make another Benny Benassi - Satisfaction music video. Sigh...

Typically, small purchases are made in the beginning to test whether or not fraud has been reported and see if the card has been cancelled. After that the larger charges start racking up. After 3 cases of credit card fraud in 8 months, I've learned a thing or two.

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8 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

I have the same issue.

It was really not fun when the CENSORED who was trying to do my blood test to enter the Navy jabbed me 4 times IN EACH ARM before I finally told him to get the hell away from me and find someone who knew what they were doing.:grr:

 

My family learned years ago, when my sister had a potentially fatal bout of mono, that when it comes to things like blood draws or setting an IV, if they can't get it even after switching out nurses, demand a NICU nurse. Those people can find a vein anywhere, and generally get it without hassle. My sister was so dehydrated that they couldn't get an IV in her, and after literally 20 pokes my mom had had enough so she called a friend of hers who is a NICU nurse at that hospital and had her come do it. First try and it was done. From what I can gather, their ability to find a vein the first time is a point of pride in the NICU staff.

 

17 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Typically, small purchases are made in the beginning to test whether or not fraud has been reported and see if the card has been cancelled. After that the larger charges start racking up. After 3 cases of credit card fraud in 8 months, I've learned a thing or two.

 

I've never been so lucky as to have a few small purchases before the big ones. Every time I've been hit, it's been for purchases of $80 and up. And I monitor my credit cards and bank account on an almost daily basis. I've caught fraudulent purchases less than an hour after they've been made before. Really surprised the guy at my credit card company when I wanted to protest a pending transaction that was less than half an hour old.

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@Pezler the Polychromatic @Unruly Yea, I lost track of how many times my card has been hit with fraud this year. More than I can count on one hand though. I'm hoping I get my card in time for Reapercon. There was a thread that was created earlier in the year (I think), my forum-fu is off. I cannot find it.

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Girl and me got a good talk.

We are determined to set boundaries so our jobs won't stress us out so much.

At least try to keep it affecting our personal lives to a minimum.

Can't wait to go on our little vacation, just a few more weeks.

 

Things might be difficult sometimes but I do know I got the most amazing girl ever..

Pains me to see her struggle, more so, since I struggle too and that makes her sad...

Knowing that, hurts.

 

Thx for the encouragements people.

In the end we will get through this.

 

I just wished certain things would get resolved already, I have been waiting for the outcome of my job prospects for months now.

As Dutch military we have to re-apply for our jobs every few years ( 3 to 5 depending) eventhough I know I'm doing my job right and my superiour Officer tells me he wants to keep me, I will be at ease when it is all written and confirmed.

I have seen things happen before..

Depending on circumstances I will either know in a few weeks or before end of the year..

I fear the latter, hoping for the first.

It will take a lot of stress away on my part.

 

On a sidenote..( North) Korean Tea?

Is that when you put regular tea in a microwave and nuke it??

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

No matter what you do in life the people who make it their business to be offended will find a reason to be offended.

I find that highly offensive! ::P:

 

 

4 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

... I just saw something crazy. 

there is a hotel in turkey called "azura deluxe" it has giant statues of the daedric prince Azura from elder scrolls all over the facade.

 

why would anyone want to stay in a dark elf hotel?

 

4 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

because I know what I did using azura's star in those games, and I don't want to see what they have planned?

Well, considering the other daedric princes they had to choose from, Azura is pretty nice. I mean, they could have chosen to do a Boethia themed hotel :wow:

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48 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

On a sidenote..( North) Korean Tea?

Is that when you put regular tea in a microwave and nuke it??

 

No, it keeps declaring war and threatening to boil over, but it always ends up being lukewarm at best.

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49 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

On a sidenote..( North) Korean Tea?

Is that when you put regular tea in a microwave and nuke it??

 

 

It's a cup of hot water with a blade of grass in it.

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1 hour ago, Dai-Mongar said:

 

It's a cup of hot water with a blade of grass in it.

Better than their cocoa. You don't even want to know whats in it!

 

IT'S CAROB!

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11 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

Hah! That was last year's students - and it was the other TA's who were doing that! I successfully got everyone to wash their hands and not pick their noses after the quiz ::P: 

So you're saying that there is hope for the future?

 

11 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

Cook? Heresy.

Cook heretics.::D:

 

9 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

... I just saw something crazy. 

there is a hotel in turkey called "azura deluxe" it has giant statues of the daedric prince Azura from elder scrolls all over the facade.

 

why would anyone want to stay in a dark elf hotel?

I've known people to spend money on far stranger things...

 

8 hours ago, Thes Hunter said:

So there has been no word from my current employer if they will be able to offer me a position beyond my current 1 year term. (Now they may not be in a position where they can talk about it due to rules about seemingly giving people an advantage or breaking a verbal contract.) However, it's less than one month before my job ends, and a job in hand is better than 2 in the bush... or something like that.

 

I finished up my CV and applied to 10-12 positions last night. (Really, I would rather be painting something for ReaperCon.) 

But I'm happy to report I've been contacted about 2 of them, (One of them is the one of my top picks.) Also had two recruiters call me today to discuss 'job opportunities'. 

 

No where near as bad as I thought it was going to be. I thought my phone would be ringing off the hook. 

 

(The purple text isn't exactly sarcasm.. since I was legitimately surprised at how few calls I got. Last time I accidentally put my cellphone number on a job search site, I got 6 calls the very next day. The purple text is for my 1st world problem, humble brag. I remember all too clearly the time when I would apply to 100 jobs, with personalized cover letters done after doing some creeping in order to tailor the letter, and I'd be lucky if I got one phone interview. So the purple text is making fun of myself, and reminding myself that it could be worse, FAR worse. )

Good luck!!

 

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10 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

What does a brain weasel look like?

 

10 hours ago, Erifnogard said:

 


squints in suspicion

You look different somehow Talespinner...kinda green...you feeling all right?

 

But in all seriousness, I picture brain weasels wearing hospital scrubs and armed with ice cream scoops.

 

^Was my answer but I'm not a professional weaselologist so somebody else might have a better idea.

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Ugh...

 

I don't remember being this sore the next day from the flu shot before.

 

Coffee...

 

13 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Great movie!

 

If you have the time/energy, you ought to test the pillow, too. Just to be safe.

 

I have the same issue.

It was really not fun when the CENSORED who was trying to do my blood test to enter the Navy jabbed me 4 times IN EACH ARM before I finally told him to get the hell away from me and find someone who knew what they were doing.:grr:

I'm an easy stick. They get 2 tries, then I ask for someone else.

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4 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

I guess that makes you PWMITBTBHO.  :rolleyes:

GEM

See, I have no idea what that means. Aside from the standard abbreviations, I rather dislike them. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

In other news, I think my eyesight is starting to go bad. Things blur, I have difficulty focusing after having been focused on close things for a time, and my eyes stay blurry longer after waking up. Thanks to the way insurance is structured I don't have vision coverage and won't be able to get it until next year. 

 

Also there's a chip in my iPhone screen :mellow:

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