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mamselle

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #855 on: June 01, 2022, 01:50:28 PM »
De gustibus.

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Et tu?

Sorry, I'm...puzzled.

Are you saying there's not a chasmic, cosmic different between musical tastes and lethal societal pseudo-'values'?

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #856 on: June 01, 2022, 01:55:36 PM »
De gustibus.

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Et tu?

Sorry, I'm...puzzled.

Are you saying there's not a chasmic, cosmic different between musical tastes and lethal societal pseudo-'values'?

M.

Sorry, guess I misunderstood. This was my poor attempt at humor, thinking you meant you were joining in with Wahoo. In this case, joking that there was no accounting for my taste in music.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #857 on: June 01, 2022, 03:26:20 PM »
Got it, no!

I meant it in the sense of being open to others' taste in music, generally.

Given that I'm currently working with a middle-schooler on analyzing music written for computer games, I'd say my tastes were more eclectic than anything....

;--}

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #858 on: June 04, 2022, 01:39:19 PM »
I was lucky enough to see a red fox in my neighborhood a couple of weeks ago while on my morning walk. It looked both ways before negotiating a roundabout.

I thought it was a good bit smarter than some of the drivers I've also seen negotiating that particular roundabout, since it went the correct way around (anti-clockwise) and then took off straight down the next road.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #859 on: July 16, 2022, 01:46:14 PM »
Compliments to a bunch of you. You have WAY more patience than I.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #860 on: July 20, 2022, 10:59:23 AM »
I was following along with well wishes and envy, but the new discussion has me perplexed and questioning if everything has been made up.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #861 on: July 31, 2022, 10:16:28 PM »
Your patent untruth has a hard time looking Wisconsin's lame-duck curtailments of gubernatorial power in the eye.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #862 on: August 02, 2022, 08:30:17 AM »
I recently heard about an FT professor who for many years commuted between Oxford and Long Island. I guess it required some flexibility on the part of their students and colleagues.

I know another professor who commutes between Virginia and Manhattan. I heard something about them sometimes sleeping in their office.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #863 on: August 09, 2022, 12:22:18 PM »

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #864 on: August 09, 2022, 01:25:06 PM »
I recently heard about an FT professor who for many years commuted between Oxford and Long Island. I guess it required some flexibility on the part of their students and colleagues.

I know another professor who commutes between Virginia and Manhattan. I heard something about them sometimes sleeping in their office.

But neither are dept chairs.

If the commute is from Northern Virginia (DC suburbs), it's doable by train, because you can sleep on the train. The Washington Flyer drops you off in Manhattan, and they have departures bound for Virginia in the very late evening. I know a former faculty colleague who did the commute in reverse. Yes, he used to sleep in his office, especially after hours--he scheduled office hours after lunch and it was rare for students to actually show up to office hours. His office was in the quiet basement and didn't have a window, and he liked it that way.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #865 on: August 11, 2022, 03:05:32 PM »
It's not hard to find how WTA ranking points are determined. It's VERY weighted toward being a Grand Slam winner or Finalist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTA_rankings

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #866 on: August 12, 2022, 04:12:24 PM »
Milton Friedbot.
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #867 on: August 14, 2022, 04:17:35 AM »
An echo chamber in a hall of mirrors.

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