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1 hour ago, Cyradis said:

Hey, almost anything goes at Rocky Horror. My usual outfit for that is a solid sequins dress with outlandishly high blue stiletto heels (which I can only walk in for about 10 minutes). Sir Cyr wears my sequin black dress. It looks better on him >.< 

 

:blink:

 

I ... I just realized ... your name ... it ...

 

“God bless Lili St. Cyr...”

 

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14 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

One light beer. I was cleaning the fridge. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. 

 

Or I could have it for sake of confusion at a student. She was in for office hours and flummoxed over even the most basic parts of terminology. The topic is hard, I totally get wanting help on it; the terminology is not obtuse though. Lines, points, planes, and faces are not the same things. Spent an hour trying to explain the same few items in different ways with no success. I want to help, and I like helping.... I just don't know what to do when a student is that thoroughly lost. She didn't even get *to* the maze to get lost in it. 

 

Maybe it will suddenly click. Maybe she will beat it into her head through obsessive study. If not, perhaps this subject is not the one that she should be pursuing.

 

If that happens, it's best to find it out as quickly as possible so you can get on with the process of finding out what you are good at.

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1 hour ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 Right... I now need to go make dinner and then deal with signing-up-for-insurance-through-work crap.  Apparently, they're hitting me for something like $42.50 for the medical and an extra $4 or so for the dental per check, or something like that. I also need to see if there's anything to cover getting glasses - i wore them as a kid and hated them, and ever since I got my nose busted in high school, I've never found a pair that actually sat right on my nose and didn't pinch the hell out of it and leave indentations and red marks...

 

EDIT: Recently while looking for another picture I found one of the few pics of me where I'm actually clearly visible and don't look like Satan, and was thinking of posting it. Fortunately, lol, the thought passed quickly and I regained my senses...

I have some pics of you if you want....::o:

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 Students:

 

  Start with just one thing... Explain it in the simplest possible terms (basic words, not actual scientific terms) you can come up with. Relate it to something outside the subject that she is already familiar with. Work with her until she understands that one thing. Then start with another thing, and explain not just what it is but how it's different than the first thing. Then you add the third one, and make sure you explain how it relates to both of the previous things., etc.

 

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2 minutes ago, Pingo said:

 

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I ... I just realized ... your name ... it ...

 

“God bless Lili St. Cyr...”

 

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Uhh... I don't get this reference? My moniker is the name of a character in David Edding's "The Mallorean" series. Cyradis is one of the leaders of Kell, and is a seer, blind by choice to help her psychic senses. Her people have a hive-mind and are (sortof) true neutral. She ends up siding with the good guys and marrying the leader of the formerly bad guys. 

 

I've used this as my internet moniker for about 12 years now, starting with my WoW hunter. Other character names I've used from the series are Liselle and Beldaran. 

 

5 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Maybe it will suddenly click. Maybe she will beat it into her head through obsessive study. If not, perhaps this subject is not the one that she should be pursuing.

 

If that happens, it's best to find it out as quickly as possible so you can get on with the process of finding out what you are good at.

 

I sure hope it will click, if for no other reason than to just get through this class. Even if it isn't the topic that she intends to pursue in the end, it would be a shame if it stopped her from doing what she is good at. 

Just now, Mad Jack said:

 

 Students:

 

  Start with just one thing... Explain it in the simplest possible terms (basic words, not actual scientific terms) you can come up with. Relate it to something outside the subject that she is already familiar with. Work with her until she understands that one thing. Then start with another thing, and explain not just what it is but how it's different than the first thing. Then you add the third one, and make sure you explain how it relates to both of the previous things., etc.

 

 

I do try this in general. Usually it has decent results. 

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I used Liselle as an online handle once...   I don't look that young and cute any more but I still have the dimples, which is better than nothing, I guess.

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26 minutes ago, knarthex said:

I have some pics of you if you want....::o:

 

    <Grins evilly as a little puff-of-smoke sound is heard in upstate NY>

 

 Not anymore... ::D:

 

 

20 minutes ago, Cyradis said:


Uhh... I don't get this reference?

 

Lilli St. Cyr  was a famous striptease artist from the 1940's and '50's referenced by Janet Weiss in Rocky Horror during the song Don't Dream it - Be It...

She's also the person that Marilyn Monroe's look and persona were based on.

 

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2 hours ago, knarthex said:

something my mom sent me....

 

 

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Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand
 
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#1:  Cars Were Colorful!  Most cars these days look fairly bland, but in the 50's, our cars were big, bright, and fun! 
 
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#2.  We Got Dressed Up for Birthday Parties.  And sometimes there was even a pony there!
 
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#3:  We Played in the Streets:  We didn't have to text our friends back in the day - we'd all just come outside and get to playing!
 
20_cent_gas.jpg?1493056687
#4:  Gas Was Very Cheap:  On some days, it was only $0.20 a gallon, and beyond that, the people at the station could also fix just about anything!
 
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#5:  Ben Franklin 5-10 Was Everything:  We loved going to these stores.  They had just about anything and everything you could think of. 
 
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#6:  If it Wasn't the Ben Franklin, it Was the A&P! 
 
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#7: Our Skates Got "Locked" with a Key.  They were also made almost entirely of metal and very hard to skate on!
 
south_bend_indiana_drive_in.jpg?14930567
#8:  The Drive-In Was The Place to Be:  This 1950's photo from South Bend, Indiana shows how popular they were!
 
front_seats.jpg?1493056767
#9:  Car Seats Were More Like Couches:  That’s right - they were big, long, and you could slide all the way across! 
 
ice_machine_defrosting.jpg?1493056727
#10:  The Freezer Actually Had to be DEFROSTED!:  That's right, every now and then you'd have to manually defrost the
freezer - sometimes took all day with a lot of scraping!.
 
eating_the_beaters.jpg?1493056751
#11:  Grandma Let Us Do Everything.  Well, maybe that hasn't changed so much, but we LOVED eating off the beaters!
 
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#12:  Sometimes Your Food Came On Roller Skates!  That's right - certain restaurants had "roller girls" who would zoom your food out to you!
 
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#13:  We got DOWN at the Sock Hop!
 

 

 

Spoilered for size....

 

#4 Gas Wars!

#9 If it was a low humidity day you became the static cling cat.  Or got a nasty static shock from the first metal surface [almost anyplace on the interior of the car] that you touched.

GEM

 

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5 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Okay. Couple of shots can't hurt anything.

 

 That's how the whole Hatfield/McCoy thing started... And World War One...

 

 

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I think they were using a different caliber or something?

 

 

In any case, I also would embrace an excuse to enact a strategy of total war.

 

 

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I always found the portrait pose of stuffing one hand in your unbuttoned uniform jacket to be very bizarre. 

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2 hours ago, knarthex said:

something my mom sent me....

 

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand
 
11907202_951989234840206_653100199500873
#1:  Cars Were Colorful!  Most cars these days look fairly bland, but in the 50's, our cars were big, bright, and fun! 
 
12801354_995147803885107_369210096043476
#2.  We Got Dressed Up for Birthday Parties.  And sometimes there was even a pony there!
 
playing_ball_in_the_streeets.jpg?1493056
#3:  We Played in the Streets:  We didn't have to text our friends back in the day - we'd all just come outside and get to playing!
 
20_cent_gas.jpg?1493056687
#4:  Gas Was Very Cheap:  On some days, it was only $0.20 a gallon, and beyond that, the people at the station could also fix just about anything!
 
ben_franklin.jpg?1493056638
#5:  Ben Franklin 5-10 Was Everything:  We loved going to these stores.  They had just about anything and everything you could think of. 
 
a_P.jpg?1493056696
#6:  If it Wasn't the Ben Franklin, it Was the A&P! 
 
skates_with_key.jpg?1493056707
#7: Our Skates Got "Locked" with a Key.  They were also made almost entirely of metal and very hard to skate on!
 
south_bend_indiana_drive_in.jpg?14930567
#8:  The Drive-In Was The Place to Be:  This 1950's photo from South Bend, Indiana shows how popular they were!
 
front_seats.jpg?1493056767
#9:  Car Seats Were More Like Couches:  That’s right - they were big, long, and you could slide all the way across! 
 
ice_machine_defrosting.jpg?1493056727
#10:  The Freezer Actually Had to be DEFROSTED!:  That's right, every now and then you'd have to manually defrost the
freezer - sometimes took all day with a lot of scraping!.
 
eating_the_beaters.jpg?1493056751
#11:  Grandma Let Us Do Everything.  Well, maybe that hasn't changed so much, but we LOVED eating off the beaters!
 
roller_girls.jpg?1493056738
#12:  Sometimes Your Food Came On Roller Skates!  That's right - certain restaurants had "roller girls" who would zoom your food out to you!
 
getting_down_at_the_sock_hop.jpg?1493056
#13:  We got DOWN at the Sock Hop!
 

 

 

Spoilered for size....

 

Ben Franklin was still a thing until I was in high school (in the late 1990s). 

 

Then there was that day where much of my high school class skipped the morning to watch it burn to the ground. We didn't burn it down, it was just the only big store that was still open in town and you could see the fire from the school's parking lot.

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Just now, Erifnogard said:

I always found the portrait pose of stuffing one hand in your unbuttoned uniform jacket to be very bizarre. 

 

Is he going to pull a handkerchief, a flask, or a gun out of his jacket? Or did he just need to scratch his nipple? 

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Just now, Cyradis said:

 

Is he going to pull a handkerchief, a flask, or a gun out of his jacket? Or did he just need to scratch his nipple? 

Given what I know of most Civil War generals I'm betting on the flask.

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