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Old 03-04-2014, 11:10 PM
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What is your interpretation of "midnight on 3/8?" Does that mean when the clock rolls over to midnight the evening of 3/7, or when the clock rolls over to midnight the evening of 3/8? And do you believe your interpretation is necessarily the same as any other given person's?
Again, the question is what would a reasonable person assume. I can tell you from experience people do not always interpret, nor mean, "midnight on such-date" to be the technical by-the-clock definition. It will happen at midnight on 12/31 - New Years!! Except that is technically midnight on 1/1.

If, instead, you say "at 11:59pm on 3/8," that makes it obvious the assignment is due before the clock rolls onto midnight the evening of 3/8.
It does NOT make it clear it's due before the clock rolls to 11:59pm.

One COULD assume "at 11:59" means "before 11:59." The question is would a reasonable person assume that. I submit not.
Exactly. Never, ever, EVER make something due at midnight. Never knew of anyone to make much of an issue with anything before morning though, unless they really wanted to grade at 1 am.

I always made things due "some time on 3/8" and then wouldn't care as long as I had it in my box when I graded sometime on 3/9.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:51 PM
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Ok how is "Her reaction is nothing short of amazing, and it brought tears to my eyes" shown in this video? A family member posted this on facebook and I of course had to put my two cents in (yeah, stupid me to argue with family >_<). She posted the video saying "Watched it twice, YOU can't tell me an animal does not feel love." and "I saw love and joy" from the dog. IDK, I'm not the best at reading body language, but to me the dog seem scared/overwhelmed/unsure/conflicted. IDK, maybe it's just me, but I'm not seeing the love.

http://blog.petflow.com/so-touching-...most-in-tears/


And she's already a bit PO'ed at me because my boyfriend responded to her snide comment about Talon in a less than appeasing manner, which I don't blame him for.

She thinks she knows all to know about dogs (not like I've ever been accused of that! ) with her Cesar Millan loving, dominance style, intact dog hating, rescue forever, you are killing dogs by buying from a breeder mentality. I've never ONCE said anything about her ways of training her dogs (alpha rolls, "tssst" etc) and I've never condemned her for any of it. But the moment she finds out Talon's intact and will possibly stay that way I'm the devil reincarnate. Ok, not that bad, but still, her tone has just completely changed to me. ARGH, frustrating.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:25 AM
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I think the TA is a little power trippy and taking her job way too literally and seriously! Sheesh. I'd go to the instructor and tell him/her the whole sich.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:28 AM
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Why yes totally wanted to go to work today on 2 hours of sleep while still sick.

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Woke up this morning and thought it was a bit cold. Walked past the thermostat on my way outside and went "hmm, that's odd, it's normally warmer than that at 6". Grabbed my gloves off the radiator, "hmmm, they're normally warm and toasty". Turns out the boiler is heating water, but not pumping it through the radiators. Lovely. We cancelled our service contract with the oil company last month and just haven't gotten our ducks in a row enough to get a new one in place, or replace the 30 year old beast. We took turns calling around to find someone who was willing to come out and look at it, and finally found someone.

It's cold in here now, but someone should be around between 1 & 3 to look at it.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:29 AM
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I keep looking at job vancancies but not applying because I don't feel qualified or good enough to even try for them! Also for the majority of them I would have to move. While that wouldn't be a bad thing I have no idea of where even to start and the thought of looking after myself and sorting my own finances is terrifying. I'm also half way through my 2 year course at college and without it I really don't have much in the way of qualifications and no chance of getting into university if I change my mind which means I'll always be stuck in lower paying jobs.

I just feel so stuck and unsatisfied with where I am in my life right now. It seems like everyone else I know is preparing to go to university this fall and I'm not. I'm stuck still living at home even though I'll soon be 19. I really really don't want to live at home any more. I've always planned on moving out as soon as I was 18 and I'm still here.

I just feel so panicked with where I am in my life. I feel like I should be somewhere and I'm just … not there yet. I'm happy at home and I get on ok with my family I just don't want to be here any more. I also feel like a burden on my family because I'm not even making enough money to be paying rent to them and although they're incredibly supportive and would never push me to pay rent or move out I know it would be a help to them if I could.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:08 AM
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I've bitten off more than I can chew this week. on top of all our regular duties (homeschool lessons, my job at the preschool, Co op and getting everything ready to teach my class, gymnastics, Awana, worship practice etc) I've also taken on a number of other projects. We have a Coffee house outreach event coming up at church and since Brian and I are the heads of the outreach committee... that means I have a ton of stuff on my plate trying to get everything finalized and ready to go.

My mother in law's 60th birthday is on Monday and we can't be there with her but wanted to do something special so Hannah is writing her a story. It's very cute and she's doing a great job with it but she can't do it on her own with the way she wants to do it. It's 12 pages from cover to cover complete with her own illustrations and we are trying to get it finished and mailed out in time. Although I did warn MIL that it may be a day or two late lol.

Then hubby's aunt messages me on Sunday and wants me to make a full jewelry set for my MIL as a gift from his aunt (she's paying for the set of course) and even though I really have little wiggle room in my schedule this week... I said yes. Thankfully I completed the set this morning.

I also now have to work Friday morning for in service day (fancy word for cleaning the classroom day lol) and Saturday morning for our fundraiser pick up. Hannah has a make up class for gymnastics on Saturday at 11:30.

Sunday after church we have our final meeting before the coffee house and then the rest of the week we'll be getting everything set up for that and do the final coordinating with the acts and everything.

My hands are KILLING ME. I don't know why... probably too much cutting and jewelry making and everything else. They haven't had a break and my right palm is so sore and my hand is swollen.

To top it all off... Brian is now sick. We are just praying it's a cold and not he flu or strep but he's aching all over, running a fever and his throat is really sore. Also praying it doesn't spread through the house. The last thing I have time for is to be sick. BLECH!!!!!

With everything on my plate, I'm not sleeping well which just makes everything worse. I need a vacation lol
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:09 AM
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IDK, I'm not the best at reading body language, but to me the dog seem scared/overwhelmed/unsure/conflicted. IDK, maybe it's just me, but I'm not seeing the love.

http://blog.petflow.com/so-touching-...most-in-tears/
This video should be used in body language training classes for extreme submission and calming signals. I really do not like the way it's being as "dog is so happy to see owner!!" No, dog is completely and utterly freaked out because she's been lost and running amok for 7 months.

Don't get me wrong, I'm really glad they found their dog but this video totally misrepresents the situation.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:14 AM
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Ok how is "Her reaction is nothing short of amazing, and it brought tears to my eyes" shown in this video? A family member posted this on facebook and I of course had to put my two cents in (yeah, stupid me to argue with family >_<). She posted the video saying "Watched it twice, YOU can't tell me an animal does not feel love." and "I saw love and joy" from the dog. IDK, I'm not the best at reading body language, but to me the dog seem scared/overwhelmed/unsure/conflicted. IDK, maybe it's just me, but I'm not seeing the love.

http://blog.petflow.com/so-touching-...most-in-tears/
I don't see "love" per say, but I do see the conflict. However, Cynder does something extremely similar when she finally is back with Michael after a long absence. She whines and cries and dances, then shows extreme conflict when he's around because she is SO worried he's going to leave again...and while I don't think a dog's love and a human's love are quite the same emotion in terms of complexity, she loves Michael. So I guess my point being, in this case, the conflicted behaviors the dog is offering is, IMO, due to the fact she does "love" her owner that much and is worried about being "left" again. If that makes sense.

Eta: I also don't think Cynder response is the most healthy response, either. In fact, we're still trying to get her megaE back to "normal" as the high stress and anxiety she felt the first few days with Michael being around again threw her for a loop. Now that her anxiety is slowly improving as she's realizing he's coming back home every day she's improving.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:29 AM
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Ok how is "Her reaction is nothing short of amazing, and it brought tears to my eyes" shown in this video? A family member posted this on facebook and I of course had to put my two cents in (yeah, stupid me to argue with family >_<). She posted the video saying "Watched it twice, YOU can't tell me an animal does not feel love." and "I saw love and joy" from the dog. IDK, I'm not the best at reading body language, but to me the dog seem scared/overwhelmed/unsure/conflicted. IDK, maybe it's just me, but I'm not seeing the love.

http://blog.petflow.com/so-touching-...most-in-tears/

I see a lot of lip licking, head turning, avoiding eye contact, lowered head, tucked tail...I mean I am no "expert" but those don't exactly scream love and happiness and rainbows to me.

Then again, the dog was probably overwhelmed and stressed from the past few months, and being in a shelter situation can't exactly be the easiest for her. So there very well could be "love" there, but the dog isn't ignoring the stress to display it.

*Shrugs* I've stopped commenting on dog things on FB unless someone asks me to. Most of the time it's stuff like this where people are horribly misreading and getting ridiculously sappy over it.
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