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Old 02-04-06, 11:28 PM   #1
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Amuse me!

Okay, so it's Saturday night, I've been at work since 10 AM (other than lunch and dinner), and I'm still at work. I guess I don't have to be here, but I want to enjoy my ride tomorrow without a certain proposal (that I'm working on now) hanging over my head. Or worse yet, causing me to not ride. I got word of this task yesterday afternoon, to be done alongside all the work I'd otherwise be doing anyway. I'm not even sure what the urgency is, but my professor has bugged me four times about it already, so it's evidently very urgent to him. I've done all the major legwork for the proposal already, but putting it together and getting all the details fleshed out will take some work.

So help me stay amused. Tell me a funny story, tell me how your day went, whatever. As long as it's moderately amusing (or better yet, very amusing). I just want to go home, sleep, and enjoy a nice ride tomorrow. But I can't enjoy my ride tomorrow if I don't get through this proposal tonight.
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Old 02-04-06, 11:36 PM   #2
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How to amuse a cabbage. Hmm...
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Old 02-04-06, 11:36 PM   #3
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I killed a canadian goose with a soccer ball today-by accident.
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Old 02-04-06, 11:37 PM   #4
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This will keep you amused for hours.

or at least seconds
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Old 02-04-06, 11:39 PM   #5
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scarpi41, oh no, poor goose!

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I hate that game! There's no rhyme or reason to one's score. Just random luck depending on where the mushrooms happen to be.
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Old 02-04-06, 11:41 PM   #6
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I killed a canadian goose with a soccer ball today-by accident.
Go out there again tomorow. Those things are a nationally protected plague.
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Old 02-04-06, 11:44 PM   #7
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Last week I was rumaging through the recycling can in the copy room and found an ad for greeting cards. There was a free sample in the envelope. A lady was using the copy machine and I asked her can you use a birthday card? She said, "Oh! Yes! It's my husband's birthday tomorrow and I haven't had time to get him a card."
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Old 02-04-06, 11:47 PM   #8
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^^^At least the lady wasn't late in getting the card!

I don't even know what this proposal is for.
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Old 02-04-06, 11:48 PM   #9
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my day was ok. this morning i went to check out my bike to get it ready to be taken to dallas later for a new chainring, a tune up, and replacement rear shock bolts. I went in the backyard and discovered my long lost basketball in the big bushes!! I went to BF as usuall then left. I went to t3h bikestore then and did the stuff. these little kids were goin insane in the store riding the kiddybikes, while knocking other bikes down. Haha when i told the dude i needed a 40t chainring with a 104 bcd he was like " wow most people your age wouldnt known what that meant." I was thinkin thx to BF Then i passed my school in north dallas and saw they had an art fest goin on. so my mom wanted to go so i went. omg there was this freaky looking old gypsy lady with black hair with all this jewlry who kept wanting my mom to buy and try on her stuff. i was like back off bish lol. Nothing there was good so i later went to starbucks and got a venti java chip frapachino. the lady saw my lacrosse shirt on and i got stuck talkin to her about it lol. afterwards i went to office depot by my house and got some new pens cause i lose my pens like every week. I wanted to get a laser pointer but i was out of money. I also got 300 sheets of wide ruled paper since my english teacher will make us rewrite an essay like last week after my test cause i used college ruled anywho my mom and i went to the gas station and i got myself a 16oz low carb monster while i told my mom to get some lotto texas lotto cards. We got 5 bucks worth of it. (omg i need to check it now! its 69 million!!) haha 69 thats a funny number lol;p. then we went to cotton patch cafe and i got myself a doublemeat double cheese burger! up front where i payed there was a pretty fine looking girl too..i got in the car and realized i left my togo box inside (with the other half of the cheeseburger) but right when i remembered that the server came out lol and brought it to me Theeen i went to blockbuster and got "into the west" episodes 3-6, which i am watching the 4th one right now and its REALLY good. When i got home i took some pics of stuff outside and went inside back on BF Then i wanted to ride my crap 4300 to the lake since its nighttime and cool out. but the cable connecting to the front mech was about to split inhalf since the seperate wires are splitting away. i almost cut my hand....so i had to adjust it which took about 12 min. since it was my first time. so i went to the lake, heard some coyote, and went home. then i came up to mah room, got on the comp and started to watch tha movie. now 3 hours later here i am. uh oh i gotta go before my parents see im up!
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Old 02-04-06, 11:51 PM   #10
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Ok how is this for amusement?

Get your sorry lazy *** off this forum and focus on your presentation so you can get in bed at a decent hour, keep your job and ride tomorrow.
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That's amovement!
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Old 02-05-06, 12:06 AM   #12
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Ok how is this for amusement?

Get your sorry lazy *** off this forum and focus on your presentation so you can get in bed at a decent hour, keep your job and ride tomorrow.
That's no fun. I know, I know, I should just get my work done and go home. This proposal bores me to death. If it were more interesting to me, I would put it off until Monday to let my mind ruminate over the proposal more and come up with something more interesting. As it is, I just want it over with, but need to keep myself amused so that I don't just fall asleep and not care.

For what it's worth, while reading about EJ123's day, I did improve on the proposal quite a bit. (Toward what end I'm not sure, since I still have absolutely no clue why we're working on a proposal for this thing, anyway.)
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Old 02-05-06, 12:10 AM   #13
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That's no fun. I know, I know, I should just get my work done and go home. This proposal bores me to death. If it were more interesting to me, I would put it off until Monday to let my mind ruminate over the proposal more and come up with something more interesting. As it is, I just want it over with, but need to keep myself amused so that I don't just fall asleep and not care.

For what it's worth, while reading about EJ123's day, I did improve on the proposal quite a bit. (Toward what end I'm not sure, since I still have absolutely no clue why we're working on a proposal for this thing, anyway.)
Good. Your not mad at me. Just looking out for your best interest.

What can I do to help? They say I am an expert on everything, however I sense they really say that tounge and cheek and don't really mean that exactly.
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Old 02-05-06, 12:13 AM   #14
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What can I do to help? They say I am an expert on everything, however I sense they really say that tounge and cheek and don't really mean that exactly.
What do you know about the synthesis of complex bicycles? No, not bicycles in BikeForums. Bicycles as in organic chemistry and two rings?
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Here's something kind of amusing. I was playing air hockey today with a friend and the game started to get violent. The dang puck kept flying off the table and flying around the room. It even hit a guy playing pool across the room! Then, when the puck was sitting in front of my goal, my friend threw his mallet at it and the puck or mallet or something hit my thumb. It hurt like a biotch. There's dried blood on my thumb now and the nail turned black. I had to start playing with my left hand. Air hockey is a dangerous sport!

Oh, and my internet connection keeps crapping out on me every 5 minutes. I have to go over and fiddle with the cable in the port all the time to get it to work. Ok, hope that was amusing or entertaining.
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What do you know about the synthesis of complex bicycles? No, not bicycles in BikeForums. Bicycles as in organic chemistry and two rings?
There are still some synthetic chemists who hesitate to use metal-mediated or -catalysed reactions. The Pauson–Khand reaction (PKR) is a powerful transformation that has now been sufficiently well developed to be routinely considered when planning a synthesis, especially of polycyclic complex molecules. This tutorial review aims to encourage the use of this process explaining the best ways of performing a PKR both in the stoichiometric and the catalytic version, showing the scope of the process and its limitations. Additionally, asymmetry can be introduced in the reaction using several strategies, which will be discussed. The most recent examples of the synthetic applications of the PKR in natural product synthesis will give the reader an idea of the great usefulness of this reaction.

This is about all I know on the subject. Sorry if I am no help.
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Old 02-05-06, 12:26 AM   #17
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No Pauson-Khand reaction in my proposal tonight, but thanks anyway.

I should be done in the next half hour, easily, if I simply don't get bored and step away from my desk.
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No Pauson-Khand reaction in my proposal tonight, but thanks anyway.

I should be done in the next half hour, easily, if I simply don't get bored and step away from my desk.
OK Sorry. My expertise is with the middle ring work. But you are working on dual rings (a double in cycling terms I believe). Get some sleep dude. No need sleeping on the bike tomorrow. I have found that not to be a good combination. You must get your priorities in order man.

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Organic chemisry (and in particular, total synthesis) graduate student. Sounds fun, huh?


PS: Everything's drafted now. Just need to touch up some details.
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Yay, I'm done. But feel free to carry on with any amusing stories.
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Yay, I'm done. But feel free to carry on with any amusing stories.
Cool. Now hang up so we can talk about ya.
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^^^Just use PM, you silly! Then you can gossip about me all you want without me knowing about it. I'm staying around at work a bit longer now just because my office is nicer than my apartment (working with a famous prof has its perks) and I have a high speed connection here.
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Glad you are done!! I know all too well how tedious these proposals can be and how hard it is to stay focused sometimes...


Anyway, I woke up at 9am today and found that the part of Portland where I live is blacked out Not only was the apartment cold but there was not much to do. It was so gloomy outside I couldn't even read
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Hey, tell us about the proposal, why do it on a Saturday night????
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