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Post by DeckardCain » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:06 pm

Mizzou does keep getting hosed in this whole bowl selection thing.

Also, the end of the Texas-Nebraska game.

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Post by PenforPrez » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:28 pm

Having no clue what I want to do with my life. At almost 30 years old. :roll:

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:56 pm

College apps.

Particularly my brilliant counselor not sending out an app till today... the day it was due postmarked by...

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:18 pm

ZhangC1459 wrote:Particularly my brilliant counselor not sending out an app till today... the day it was due postmarked by...
My high school counselor told me to my face to forget about going to college.

Ha! I showed her! Now I have a bachelor's degree! :D That I'm not doing squat with. :cry:

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:13 pm

PenforPrez wrote:
ZhangC1459 wrote:Particularly my brilliant counselor not sending out an app till today... the day it was due postmarked by...
My high school counselor told me to my face to forget about going to college.

Ha! I showed her! Now I have a bachelor's degree! :D That I'm not doing squat with. :cry:
I have hope. :lol:

But yeah, if I get bumped down to regular decision because of this, I will behead someone.

And then since I haven't a chance to get in with regular decision and I won't be able to go many other places, I'll probably go to MS&T and bum with a couple of friends through an engineering major.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:59 pm

High school counselors definitely fit the bill of this thread. They are hacks of the highest order.

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Post by WillHack » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:33 pm

*Takes offense to that*

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Post by Charlie Dees » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:01 pm

If you became a high school counselor, let the jokes begin.

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Post by WillHack » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:21 pm

I think it would be most ironic if I became a government computer protection specialist.

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:10 pm

As a plus, if I go to MS&T and do CompSci, then I can intern with CCP, who made EVE Online, during my Junior/senior year according to Bobby Richter. Which I totally will do, because EVE is an awesome game.

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Post by WillHack » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:34 am

1. You are basing a decision off of something said by Bobby Richter.
2. Is there not a better way of choosing a college than by which place's professor has made good games?

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Post by socalcaptain » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:36 pm

Getting your first A- in college. :(

Bye bye 4.0. Hello 3.983.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:45 pm

socalcaptain wrote:Getting your first A- in college. :(

Bye bye 4.0. Hello 3.983.
That really does suck...

On a different note that might make this suck even more: Mizzou does plus-minus grading? Rolla doesn't.

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:54 pm

WillHack wrote:1. You are basing a decision off of something said by Bobby Richter.
2. Is there not a better way of choosing a college than by which place's professor has made good games?
1. Actually, I would've done compsci there anyways, Bobby just made it sound better

2. CCP never had a professor at Rolla... I just get to intern with them if I do compsci at Rolla, which would be bitchin'. Besides, compsci is useful.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:40 pm

My apartment being above three garages, the windows here being super cheap (rain blew through them one night a few months ago!), and air circulation being nearly nonexistent (near the ceiling is warm but my feet are freezing).

Also, it being constantly below freezing and having way too much snow... where was all this snow when I was younger and would have actually enjoyed it????

To illustrate how much this sucks:
* My total electricity usage yesterday: 158 kWh [Thing that doesn't suck: daily usage available online the next day. Thing that sucks: KCP&L's site is incredibly slow]
* My total electricity usage for the entire month of September: 249 kWh

(Comparing it to my highest monthly electricity usage in St. Louis of 208 kWh was the original inspiration for this post, but that didn't take into account the higher usage of natural gas, the magnitude of which I just discovered... that water heater must have been quite inefficient compared to the one here)

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Post by DeckardCain » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:45 pm

Yeah, sans the being above three garages part I'm having the same problem.

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Post by socalcaptain » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:06 am

Your grandma passing away. We lost my grandma today. Such a wonderful, wonderful woman.

And to make it worse, the funeral is on Saturday so now I can't play the quiz bowl tourney at Springfield. :(

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Post by PenforPrez » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:25 pm

Expensive recipes. Found a delicious recipe not too long ago: Canadian bacon with maple glaze. Then I went to the store yesterday, and 18 ounces of Canadian bacon cost me $12. :o :(

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Post by socalcaptain » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:47 am

Collegiate academic bureaucracy...

All I want to do is spend like 10 minutes with someone going over my past, current, and future class plans to make sure I have all the requirements covered with appropriate classes that are acceptable for different credits in different required areas. My major advisor (chair of Linguistics) has no idea what most of the requirements are outside of her own program, based upon some prior conversations I've had with her regarding paperwork, etc.

I just stopped by the College of Arts & Science advising office, and they directed me towards her again. I can guarantee you that she will be of little help. Perhaps my next best option is to go to my second major (Sociology) and try to talk to someone there.

It really won't take long at all. Which is why it's frustrating. :/

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:10 pm

Getting rejected from your first choice college.

At least the MS&T is looking more likely now.

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Post by socalcaptain » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:43 am

Over $300 in fraudulent charges to your checking account from iTunes. Not to mention, from an iTunes account which I can no longer access for some unknown reason, even though it's legit and I've been using it for years. I've disabled my debit card and they're sending me a new one, but that does not forgive the fact that it appears my iTunes account has been compromised. The weirdest thing is that all but $2.13 of that has been re-credited to my account, although I'm still suspicious enough to have canceled the other card just in case.

Plus, Apple doesn't have a billing PHONE line...you have to submit one of those stupid online support tickets and they'll "get back to you within 24 hours". That's a load of BS...something is seriously wrong here. If they're just placing a hold, then why were there two of them for $149.99???!!!!

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Post by PCreedon » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:09 pm

Pizzalicious Pringles are now simply called Pizza Pringles.

Zhang, what was your first choice?

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:27 pm

I'm fully dressed and I'm still cold! :(

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:37 pm

PenforPrez wrote:I'm fully dressed and I'm still cold! :(

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:20 pm

PCreedon wrote:Pizzalicious Pringles are now simply called Pizza Pringles.

Zhang, what was your first choice?

STL College of Pharmacy. Pharmacy was only one of my desired careers, but it was the one I was most interested in.

Next up: Indiana or Purdue, with either Bioengineering or Biotechnology, respectively.

Also, I did get into MS&T, so you might see me playing for them within a year.

But that's assuming Indiana and Purdue don't accept me. Also, to make sure this thread stays on topic: My car's tires have treads that are way too shallow, I drift every time the roads get a little moist. While drifting makes me look cool, it also makes me almost die.

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:33 pm

The Vegas oddsmakers have the Rams at 150-1 to win the next Super Bowl. Geez, have a little more faith than that! :(

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Post by DeckardCain » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:45 pm

I think 150-1 is entirely too optimistic, personally.

"The St. Louis Rams" do, of course, fit in this thread.

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Post by PenforPrez » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:43 am

Losing a tire to a massive unseen pothole in the middle of Forsythe next to Wash U last night. Along with about three other cars in about a 15-minute period. :(

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:53 pm

PenforPrez wrote:Losing a tire to a massive unseen pothole in the middle of Forsythe next to Wash U last night. Along with about three other cars in about a 15-minute period. :(
Imagine that, I was near there today. Driving up to the Delmar Loop...

Anyways, while we're at it, rush hour traffic on highway 40

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:00 pm

Me not visiting Marie when I went down to help out at Sectionals last weekend.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:17 pm

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:Me not visiting Marie when I went down to help out at Sectionals last weekend.
LOL

Me: *laughing*
roommate: ???
Me: "Remember those scholar bowl message boards I used to be a part of?"
roommate: "yeah?"
Me: "I've rejoined. relapsed."
roommate: "ooooh no."

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Post by LibertyMarie » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:18 pm

So my dear little pet, Jonesie, he is usually completely loving and sweet, but when you get between him and his chocolate (which is, of course, not good for him)...basically, he bit my hand really hard. and my roommate had to help me take off my brand new white sweater without getting blood on it. it was a difficult endeavour. and Jonesie is so grounded. and I'm still bleeding!

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Post by LibertyMarie » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:39 pm

I am a thread-killer!!! :(

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:48 pm

LibertyMarie wrote:I am a thread-killer!!! :(
Nah, there's just not as much random posting in the miscellaneous board as there used to be. There have been times where it seemed that these threads were turning into "Jeffrey makes random comments about stuff" so it's really nothing new. If anything, you're the opposite, seeing as how your "lalalalala" thread is still alive and well after 5 1/2 years. (I didn't even realize that thread has been around that long!)

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Post by PenforPrez » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:43 pm

Valentine's Day! :(

I get a feeling of alienation every time Valentine's Day rolls around. It just seems like everyone else is paired off and happy and I never meet anyone. It makes you wonder where you went wrong. :x

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:34 pm

On my way to St. Louis on Friday I wasn't paying attention to the changing intensity scattered showers we had in KC Friday morning... the showers quickly stopped, I didn't turn down my (two week old) wipers fast enough and the friction caused one to break and fly off! I had to make a detour in Independence to get another wiper blade!

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Post by PCreedon » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:21 pm

- Didn't get a single one of the Wash U scholarships I applied for. Ouch...

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Post by Charbroil » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:23 pm

PCreedon wrote:- Didn't get a single one of the Wash U scholarships I applied for. Ouch...
Yeah, that's no fun. Are you still planning on coming here to WUSTL?

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Post by dividebyzero » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:32 pm

PCreedon wrote:- Didn't get a single one of the Wash U scholarships I applied for. Ouch...
Same goes for me (assuming we're talking about the merit based scholarships they just posted decisions for), but luckily I already know I'm in.
Honestly, I wasn't expecting to get one, since only like 4 people get each one...
I only know that one of my best friends got picked to be a finalist (she's the only person I've heard a positive result from) for one of the scholarships, but she's brilliant, so I was expecting no less. (And she didn't even get all of the ones she applied for either)

Back to things that suck:
We're getting new seats in physics tomorrow, and I don't know who I'll be sitting next to (sadly, this is one of my biggest concerns in school right now)
Fortunately, our physics class has a grand total of 10 people (and all of us are pretty good friends) so it shouldn't be too big of a deal. Worst come to worst, I'll have to sit with Chris for the next six weeks :lol:

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:41 pm

My back has been killing me all day. :cry:

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Post by PCreedon » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:41 am

Charbroil wrote:
PCreedon wrote:- Didn't get a single one of the Wash U scholarships I applied for. Ouch...
Yeah, that's no fun. Are you still planning on coming here to WUSTL?

I would love to be able to go to WUSTL, but there are two conditions: 1) I have to get in first. 2) I have to get pretty close to a full ride in financial aid to make going there financially viable, which seems fairly unlikely right now, especially as it could potentially pale in comparison to the generous offer I have at U of Tulsa right now.


Back to things that suck, and this one isn't about school:
I accidentally spoiled the ending of brand new PS3 game Heavy Rain. I've been waiting for it for two years, too. :(
^Only time I will use an emoticon on this board

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Post by socalcaptain » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:02 pm

This (and this).

How completely awful, ignorant, and racist people can be. I very graciously lent the Mizzou team's buzzers to the Black Culture Center for their Black Knowledge Bowl last night, and I have to go pick them up this afternoon. I am most certainly going in proud to express my absolute disgust for what happened.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:09 pm

Things that suck: How I only seem to attract guys with girlfriends! >:(

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:17 pm

dividebyzero wrote:
PCreedon wrote:- Didn't get a single one of the Wash U scholarships I applied for. Ouch...
Same goes for me (assuming we're talking about the merit based scholarships they just posted decisions for), but luckily I already know I'm in.
Honestly, I wasn't expecting to get one, since only like 4 people get each one...
I only know that one of my best friends got picked to be a finalist (she's the only person I've heard a positive result from) for one of the scholarships, but she's brilliant, so I was expecting no less. (And she didn't even get all of the ones she applied for either)

Back to things that suck:
We're getting new seats in physics tomorrow, and I don't know who I'll be sitting next to (sadly, this is one of my biggest concerns in school right now)
Fortunately, our physics class has a grand total of 10 people (and all of us are pretty good friends) so it shouldn't be too big of a deal. Worst come to worst, I'll have to sit with Chris for the next six weeks :lol:

And as if karma were here reading this thread, you have to sit with me for the next six weeks. Also, insta-karma in a squirt bottle from you slapping me.

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Post by dividebyzero » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:52 pm

I wouldn't call it slapping, it was just an overly forceful starfish :D
But the whole instant karma thing was pretty crazy (though I probably did deserve it)

And I don't really mind having to sit next to you. For six weeks. Might get fed up after that...

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:59 pm

dividebyzero wrote:I wouldn't call it slapping, it was just an overly forceful starfish :D
But the whole instant karma thing was pretty crazy (though I probably did deserve it)

And I don't really mind having to sit next to you. For six weeks. Might get fed up after that...

Yeah, but then you'll be sitting with the guy who loves catacipors anyways.

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Post by WillHack » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:42 pm

The end of the gold medal game.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:53 pm

This is the second month in a row I have nearly forgotten to pay my rent. Each time some completely random thing reminds me that I still need to pay it, just in time. This is totally not cool....

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Post by PCreedon » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:02 pm

-Only got an hour of sleep due to an essay on Alexander Pope's Essay on Man. Made it throughout the whole double length periods until film class. Fell asleep for 5 minutes, and now I have no idea what the hell is happening in Citizen Kane.

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Post by socalcaptain » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:06 pm

On a related note, I stayed up until 4:45 working on an essay in Philosophy of Mind, which meant I had no energy whatsoever to get up and go to my 9 am Indigenous Religions class, and once I made that choice it was easy to skip my 11 am Regional Dialects class. I finally got up and went to Philosophy of Mind at noon and Social Inequalities at 1. Then I went to the mall, did some shopping, got a haircut, and now I'm chillaxing.

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