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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2021, 08:04:37 AM »
My incisions ITCH!

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2021, 01:19:53 PM »
My EYES itch!  The pollen is tormenting them.  You'd think it wouldn't come back with such a vengeance less than 24 hours after a good rain.
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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2021, 10:04:06 AM »
My EYES itch!  The pollen is tormenting them.  You'd think it wouldn't come back with such a vengeance less than 24 hours after a good rain.
We're in the same springtime cycle here:  high tree pollen > rain > lower tree pollen but higher mold.

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2021, 09:19:22 AM »
My incisions ITCH!

Just remember, no scratching them.  You can gently tap near the incisions and that does help a bit.

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2021, 10:07:04 AM »
Every time I hear someone on television or radio use the terms "deep dive", "unpack", "pivot", and/or "false narrative".


The term "false narrative" really gets under my skin. I just want to shout "you mean a LIE? That's LYING."

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2021, 04:47:36 PM »
My incisions ITCH!

Just remember, no scratching them.  You can gently tap near the incisions and that does help a bit.

Right. Actually, they stopped itching. My bruises are fading and my scabs fell off! Now I have some cool scars.

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2021, 02:49:25 PM »
Pollen all over everything, like a yellow haze.

Giving me a serious sinus headache. Oh, well--thunderstorms are coming later in the week, they say.

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2021, 12:58:27 AM »
Every time I hear someone on television or radio use the terms "deep dive", "unpack", "pivot", and/or "false narrative".


The term "false narrative" really gets under my skin. I just want to shout "you mean a LIE? That's LYING."

Huh--I always thought that 'false narrative' was a really useful term. In my head, at least, it means something like 'really big lie, which is believable because the liar is constructing a larger story that (is intended to) make the fundamental untruth seem more plausible.'

Lie: 'No, I didn't eat the last piece of cake.'.
False narrative: 'No, I couldn't have eaten the last piece of cake--you know that I work in the study, and the cake was stored in the kitchen. Actually, with the weather turning nicer, I left some windows open in the kitchen, and I thought I heard a rustling sound there this morning. We've had some very active raccoons this week--did you know I saw a whole family of raccoons in the yard last night? Baby raccoons are so cute. Anyway, they're very bold, so maybe a raccoon came in the window and ate the last piece of cake.'

Of course, 'false narrative' sounds gentler than 'lie', so maybe people are using the term differently from how I imagine it, to avoid accusing others of lying. Like 'racially charged'.

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2021, 06:37:41 AM »
Pollen all over everything, like a yellow haze.

Giving me a serious sinus headache. Oh, well--thunderstorms are coming later in the week, they say.

It's 'yellow' over here too. Damn tree sperm!

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2021, 06:37:58 AM »
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.
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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2021, 06:48:40 AM »
Every time I hear someone on television or radio use the terms "deep dive", "unpack", "pivot", and/or "false narrative".


The term "false narrative" really gets under my skin. I just want to shout "you mean a LIE? That's LYING."

Huh--I always thought that 'false narrative' was a really useful term. In my head, at least, it means something like 'really big lie, which is believable because the liar is constructing a larger story that (is intended to) make the fundamental untruth seem more plausible.'


I've always thought of it more in the context of someone messing with chronology to make a case. For instance, "He attacked her because he found out she was having an affair", whereas in reality the attack was before he found out about the affair. So while all of the objective facts of the narrative may in fact be true, the causal relationships aren't.
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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2021, 06:54:23 AM »
Just checking, are "First-world Problems" before or after "Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations," as we move towards "Vinhales" and full-out "Vents"?

Or do the aggravations preceed the problems in simplicity?

Just so's I don't post stuff in the wrong place....

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2021, 07:07:42 AM »
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.

Wow, what reason is IT using to not upgrade it?

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2021, 07:40:38 AM »
Every time I hear someone on television or radio use the terms "deep dive", "unpack", "pivot", and/or "false narrative".


The term "false narrative" really gets under my skin. I just want to shout "you mean a LIE? That's LYING."

Huh--I always thought that 'false narrative' was a really useful term. In my head, at least, it means something like 'really big lie, which is believable because the liar is constructing a larger story that (is intended to) make the fundamental untruth seem more plausible.'


I've always thought of it more in the context of someone messing with chronology to make a case. For instance, "He attacked her because he found out she was having an affair", whereas in reality the attack was before he found out about the affair. So while all of the objective facts of the narrative may in fact be true, the causal relationships aren't.

Yeah, that too--actually, maybe that better captures my understanding of the term. It's about making false claims sound plausible because they make a pretty story.

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Re: Trivial Irrelevant Aggravations
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2021, 08:40:11 AM »
My secretary has a computer that was last used by Noah to check in the animals.  We cannot get it onto the internet.  She is, therefore, unable to do any work at all.  And IT won't upgrade it.

Wow, what reason is IT using to not upgrade it?

The secretaries get the worst of the worst.  Everyone is on a five-year cycle, and then the five-year old computer goes to the secretaries and work-study students.  This one is on its second re-cycle, which means it's at least ten years old.  As long as it turns on, they won't replace it.  I might drop a heavy object on it by accident.
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