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Old 01-27-09, 05:57 PM   #1
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I'm a dork. Are you?

So, I'm at the library working on grading papers. I sit down, pull out the laptop & headphones, plug them in & put them in my ears. I've been here for nearly an hour and I have yet to turn on any music. I'm sitting here with headphones on and no music playing...and I only realized it just now. Of course, no one around me knows, but I feel a bit like a dork.

Anyone else got a similar dork move to share?
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Old 01-27-09, 06:03 PM   #2
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I do that very thing darn near every day here at work. I click a link that I believe to be a video, so I put my headphones on. It turns out not to be a video, or I watch the quick video and its over. 30 minutes later I realize I'm still wearing headphones.
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I do that very thing darn near every day here at work. I click a link that I believe to be a video, so I put my headphones on. It turns out not to be a video, or I watch the quick video and its over. 30 minutes later I realize I'm still wearing headphones.
This makes me feel better. At least I know I'm not alone in doing this. I have now turned on music.
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One time I was in a computer lab on campus just surfing the net and listening to music. I had my headphones on and I was just jamming in my own little world. After about an hour, I took my headphones off and realized the speakers (built into the monitor) were turned on. So everyone else in the lab had been hearing my music (quite loudly). I felt like an ass.
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One time I was in a computer lab on campus just surfing the net and listening to music. I had my headphones on and I was just jamming in my own little world. After about an hour, I took my headphones off and realized the speakers (built into the monitor) were turned on. So everyone else in the lab had been hearing my music (quite loudly). I felt like an ass.
The U.P. suffers fools with too much politeness.

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The U.P. is a slice of heaven. The people there are a different breed for certain, but one has to be a little different to survive up there.
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So, I'm at the library working on grading papers. I sit down, pull out the laptop & headphones, plug them in & put them in my ears. I've been here for nearly an hour and I have yet to turn on any music. I'm sitting here with headphones on and no music playing...and I only realized it just now. Of course, no one around me knows, but I feel a bit like a dork.

Anyone else got a similar dork move to share?
Did that today, actually.
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The U.P. is a slice of heaven. The people there are a different breed for certain, but one has to be a little different to survive up there.
The U.P. is a slice of heaven. Unfortunately, that slice is located under 27 feet of snow, ice, and empty beer cans.
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Old 01-27-09, 07:48 PM   #11
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This feels a bit like dork confession.

I was trying to make myself some eggs earlier today. I grabbed them out of the refrigerator, then tried to open the cooking spray to put in the pan...with the eggs in the same hand & cracked the darn things all over myself. Doh! Should have set them down before I tried to open the cooking spray.
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"don't you wish you were a uuper too?"

anyone opening this thread is a dork
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One time I was in a computer lab on campus just surfing the net and listening to music. I had my headphones on and I was just jamming in my own little world. After about an hour, I took my headphones off and realized the speakers (built into the monitor) were turned on. So everyone else in the lab had been hearing my music (quite loudly). I felt like an ass.
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Did a two hour bike ride with headphone in one ear and forgot to turn on the ipod.
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I do what I do and look like I do. That pretty much says dork right there.
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I did use to have a habit of walking into objects head first. I've even walked into the tail boom of a bright yellow rescue helicopter (thankfully the heli was in a hanger & not going).

I am tempted to to tie my pencil and eraser to my wrist at work. I'll put them somewhere and imediately spend the next couple of minutes trying to find them.

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I do what I do and look like I do. That pretty much says dork right there.
Yah, that's true.

ANYWAY

I was at a grocery store and was turning the corner pretty fast when I almost ran into this old man. I yelped, stopped, put my hand out to acknowledge him and said "Oh I'm SOOO sorry sir, I didn't mean to startle you!"

It was a cardboard cutout display of Bartles and James like this one.

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I sit down, pull out the laptop & headphones, plug them in & put them in my ears. I've been here for nearly an hour and I have yet to turn on any music.
I'm doing that now. Thanks for reminding me to start itunes.
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Haha, I do the same thing at work. I get all set up, put the earbuds in, and I will go several hours without turning on music. My co-worker does the same darn thing.

That is really funny.
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