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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by ab_grp - Today at 09:15:09 AM
Good morning!

Got to genius or a bit past but only with 3 pangrams so far.  Yesterday we actually almost made it to team QB but needed help for lieu.

No luck on LB.  I got stuck on pyramid.  Congrats!

Thanks for the good wishes, Langue_doc and cathwen! Shockingly (ha, I meant that sarcastically, but I guess it's also a bit of a pun), he did not get discharged at 3:20 but rather at around 5.  I got to chat with the recovery RN who is from Cape Cod while we were waiting.  There were echos and EKGs to do that they had not done, and of course it was the echo lady's last day at work, and ... some of the tests showed some possible issues.  The EKG had some aspects that were a little iffy, but they hadn't taken one that morning so the machine was different and the comparison may not have been accurate, and so forth.  On the echo, his ejection rate or some such was lower than it had been previously, but that is unrelated to the ablation.  He has his follow-up in two weeks, so they will address it then.  Not quite the seal of approval we were hoping for, but his arrhythmias have not returned so far, and he feels pretty good if a little sore from the insertion sites.  We are walking around slowly to keep the blood flowing.  We ordered Greek food for dinner, as the anesthesia seemed not to be affecting him stomach-wise.  I'm sure by tomorrow he will be even better. 

Happy solving!
Research & Scholarship / Re: May Research Thread
Last post by Ancient Fellow - Today at 08:28:38 AM
Working on a chapter for an edited collection from a years-ago (lovely) conference. I find that my footnotes used references from different critical editions - hoping to get all harmonized by this evening. Aargh...
General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
Last post by FishProf - Today at 07:29:26 AM
I am angry at...well, I'm not sure. I have a student who I just spent an hour with online sorting out his plans, and he is in a bad place.  Is it because
1) The CC he transferred from misled him about completing his GenEds (so they get to grant an associate's in Liberal Studies) and then being able to complete all his major coursework (In STEM) at FishProf U in TWO YEARS (there is no way to do this); or
2) He is wishy-washy about what he wants to do in my major, adjacent major, or professional school involving my major - when did he decide on plan X, or option Y, or escape plan Z?; or
3) Did he get messed up by FishProf U admissions and Academic Success that set him up to, if not fail, at least spend 2.5 - 3 years here?

It matters to ME, but it doesn't matter to him.  It's now my problem to advise a way out, grrrrr.
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by cathwen - Today at 06:50:49 AM
Good morning!

QBwH for last word, bluebell. Today I'm at genius with four of the five pangrams.

LB: I also needed a hint for magpie-everybody. No 2fer yet today.

Langue_doc, I'm glad to hear that your pain has subsided. Ab_grp, it was good to hear that your husband's procedure went well.

Happy puzzling!
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by ciao_yall - Today at 06:00:53 AM

QBABM last word enfeeble. LB nudge for magpie-everybody.

Happy solving!
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by Langue_doc - Today at 03:25:59 AM
Good morning!

Pangrams and above genius. Missed befell yesterday--for some strange reason I thought I'd made it to QB, so didn't check on the bee. Oh, well! That's what befalls one if one doesn't remember whether or not the puzzle was completed.

ab_grp, glad to hear that the procedure went well. Hope husband is recovering and the arrhytmias are a thing of the past.

Happy solving!
Research & Scholarship / Re: May Research Thread
Last post by Parasaurolophus - May 21, 2024, 07:53:39 PM
Quote from: Parasaurolophus on May 21, 2024, 12:08:06 PMHoping for 12+ today.

Managed 22. There's no more doubt I'll be done by the end of the month, which is a relief.
General Discussion / Re: What Do You Fix?
Last post by clean - May 21, 2024, 04:58:59 PM
It is hot.  But the AC isnt.   Not when it is hot anyway.  When I am leaving work, and the car has been in the parking garage, it is ok, but going to work when it is hot (as I go to work after lunch), You can be almost to work and the car is still sweltering.

Today I got a can of AC juice and a gauge to put it in.  I watched 2 youtube videos and did it in about 5 minutes.  It was cooling nicely, though at this time of day it seemed to cool partially anyway.

Hopefully this fix gets me  a good way to summer (when I get a summer school check to pay for such extravagances as AC!) 
General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
Last post by ab_grp - May 21, 2024, 01:13:20 PM
Good afternoon!

Somewhere past genius with pangrams.  Yesterday husband got to QBABH.  I needed help with anatomy, onto, onyx.

I also got the schmofficial baptize-exchange yesterday.

Langue_doc, thanks! The consult was last Tuesday, and the actual ablation procedure was today.  It has been a long day, but it sounds like it went well, so hopefully that has taken care of the arrhythmias.  They can return, though.  We had to be there at 8:30, and he should be discharged around 3:30.  I'm definitely relieved.  Playing around with the electrical goings-on is pretty dangerous, so I stayed until the procedure was done and the doc came out to tell me he was safe.  Then while he was coming out of general anesthesia I ran out to the pharmacy for his post-procedure meds and home quickly to eat lunch.  This hospital doesn't have a cafeteria! Someone could make a killing putting a diner in right by there.  And I'm so glad to hear that the caregivers at your facility were so happy to see you.  Hopefully your pain has taken a hike!

Happy solving!
Research & Scholarship / Re: May Research Thread
Last post by darkstarrynight - May 21, 2024, 01:06:45 PM
I finished conference proposal reviews last week. On Friday I finally got a revise & resubmit decision on my sabbatical manuscript after waiting over 10 months for a decision. I have to get back to the chapter due 5/31 - my coauthor has not added anything yet and I only have written 1,500 words (we need 6k). I finished my summer course prep so now I need to write. My managing editor on the book asked me the status so I am feeling the heat! I have book manuscript due August 1, chapter with my spouse due August 12, and R&R due August 15. Wish me luck!