RL things I love



  • @mietze when I volunteered with a cat rescue, it was always the best to show up for my shift and see a cat gone.


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    Gencon! Woo!


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  • OneNote is Microsoft's best product.

    It's glorious for an obsessive organizer like me.


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    @Auspice

    I use it at work. All the time. For everything.

    Attorney's call me "where did you put the thing?"

    "Have you looked in the notebook?"

    "Do you use that a lot?"

    "I use it for everything. Literally everything I work on is in there. You can find it at any time."

    ...oh.



  • @Derp said in RL things I love:

    @Auspice

    I use it at work. All the time. For everything.

    Attorney's call me "where did you put the thing?"

    "Have you looked in the notebook?"

    "Do you use that a lot?"

    "I use it for everything. Literally everything I work on is in there. You can find it at any time."

    ...oh.

    I have two separate notebooks I use at work. And both are always open.

    Important emails I get sent?
    Into the notebook.

    PDFs, Spreadsheets, Presentations I may need to reference later?
    Into the notebook.

    Meeting notes?
    Into the notebook.
    Meeting planning?
    INTO THE DAMN NOTEBOOK.

    I have entire pages that are just like, stream of consciousness 'boards' where I throw in ideas, snippets, images that I want to call back to. Even my rough draft is taking shape there.

    Any time someone tries to tell me Evernote is 'just as good,' I jab a finger at embedded spreadsheets.


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    Preaaaach.



  • The collectible female Autobots for my little Transformers loving daughter.

    I just ordered Elita-1, Chromia, Moonracer, and Greenlight because Arcee is getting lonely.



  • @Ganymede said in RL things I love:

    The collectible female Autobots for my little Transformers loving daughter.

    I just ordered Elita-1, Chromia, Moonracer, and Greenlight because Arcee is getting lonely.

    I was JUST looking at those. :D
    (I want Moonracer.)



  • @Auspice

    I just wanted to pick up Springer. I have all of the other TF Movie characters from the poster that I wanted in one version or another (which, by the way, kind of sucks as they are all of different sizes). But I bought Arcee for my daughter, and she loves her.

    This way she can have a set of Transformers to play with Rainbow Dash and the other MLP figures. She was trying to put Arcee on Twilight Sparkle, but, God love her, that damn pony wasn't built to have an Autobot warrior on her back.

    Edited to add: Just found a nice, affordable Novastar / Firestar! Now, to wait until Lancer gets released in the fall ...


  • Pitcrew

    All three of my teens started their part time jobs today. They all got a few nibbles with their apps but ultimately I guess they decided they wanted to work at the exact same place.

    Which is a) convenient and b) kinda cute/sweet but I kind of feel sorry for the manager. :D



  • @mietze said in RL things I love:

    All three of my teens started their part time jobs today.

    I cannot wait for that blessed day.


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    @Tinuviel it's pretty amazing! We converted their old kids' bank accounts to teen savings/checking, I'm taking them all in to do the Signature cards, they've already set up direct deposit for their paycheck... I will admit to being a little misty eyed.



  • @mietze Gods I am filled with dread for when my eldest gets her first debit card...


  • Pitcrew

    Mine is moving back home, starting today... so she can go to college.


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    @Tinuviel we started out by giving them a rechargeable Visa gift card, and they had to show us a track record of the spending before we would load more (unless it was $$ from other sources than us). Online banking is pretty cool, and two already use non bank spending apps. So there are tools...but yeah I do have one that is going to have some learning to do. I guess that's the nice thing about the training wheels checking/savings account.

    My parents would not discuss finances or money at all, except for taking my earnings and distributing them back as they saw fit. It led me to making a lot of stupid decisions when I got the fuck out of dodge. So we are trying to give them a good foundation before 18 and it then being out of our control. We have even discussed the predatory cred card stuff that targets 18-22 year olds. I am sure each one of them will make plenty of mistakes, but I'm breathing a bit easier.



  • @mietze Apparently once she hits sixteen her account transitions from a child's savings account to an adult one, I don't get a say. So it'll be interesting.


  • Pitcrew

    @Tinuviel yikes, at 16? Here is is 18. Not a huge amount better but a bit of extra time!



  • @mietze I think it's 16 if she's earning her own income, which she likely will be. Which makes sense, if she's old enough to work she's old enough to make her own decisions with that money.


  • Pitcrew

    I think for a lot of the banks around here because people cant sign contracts until 18, and opening an account requires that, people under 18 cannot be the solo owner of an account (have to have an adult jointly on it) but then at 18 the other adult is removed.


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