Welcome to my introduction/hazing to these here forums. This is where I tell you a bit about myself and how I came to be here. So I’ll start, but now that you’re all a part of my story, you get to help me continue it!
I hail from the underwhelming state of NY. Way up in the parts of it that are still wild and green (in spots). Life moves at a slower pace here. Most probably as to not upset the locals, who tend to think a bit slower, overall. But, it has its moments.
I’m a huge foodie. I daydream about starting my own business someday. I want to travel. I enjoy music, books, and movies, and I’m a bit of a closet writer. I’m one of those strange people that like to re-watch movies, re-read books, and look up spoilers for T.V shows. I will also not hesitate to tell you with when the book was better. I’m currently reading the Harry Potter series to my 3 year old at bedtime every night. We just met Dobby. It’s probably the pictures (I bought the illustrated editions at least partially for this purpose) more than the story, but I love enjoying one of my favorite stories with him.
@LeviOhPlz I’m about to start listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks (I have about 15 minutes left in my current book). I’ve read them all but I’ve heard fantastic things about Jim Dale’s narration and I had audible credits just sitting there so I figured now’s the time.
Who’s your favorite character? Does it change book to book?
I’ve been lucky enough to reach this point in my professional life with over a decade of various customer service and almost as much middle management experience under my belt and still face the world with fresh skepticism each day. It’s refreshing to now be with a company that appreciates that. And meeting you all, of course. So what comes next? (Or, you know - I guess you could ask me anything.)
@LeviOhPlz As the years drag on, your healthy skepticism is slowly replaced by feelings of disdain towards the very customers you’re meant to serve. Questioning the point of it all, you retract from any unnecessarily human interactions and your wardrobe features mostly elastic waistbands. The experiment known as “a mediocre corporation” comes to a meaningless end with little fanfare leaving you unemployed and alone. Your life is now a waiting game. One day, you find a $5 bill on the street and, for a brief moment, you almost remember how to smile.
@therealjrn Please don’t misunderstand - I am not cruel to the chickens - I just don’t feel the need to pretend they are little feathered people, capable and deserving of affection, any more than I would a ham sandwich or a pot roast. I have plenty of real people and pets in my life for that.
@macromeh@therealjrn I’ve been nominated as the “business” for our chickens. So, even though they are for eggs, not meat, I don’t do the cuddles personally in case a time comes when a non-biased decision needs to be made. And I’m ok with that. They have their own personalities and all, but it’s easy to see how easily that would erase if they weren’t doted on, same with reptiles. I’ve kept them too. Neither are what I would consider “domesticated”. But they’re still cool.
@therealjrn Sports and I don’t get along much past the spectator position. I want to have the guts to skydive some day. But I’ve done one of those rip cord, 150 drop, “flying” rides at a theme park. That was cool.
@therealjrn Other than they’re yummy?
I suppose they aren’t a typical cookie though. They have a pretty cakey texture and can be frosted heavily. So it’s like the love child between a cupcake and cookie.
@LeviOhPlz Sigh! Canadian quarters used to be great - they could be used in parking meters and they were about a quarter the value of a US quarter. But then the exchange rate got more level and the parking meters got smarter.
@therealjrn Sometimes. Specifically about burgers. But mostly they just have a hard time adjusting to the weather for a while. New Yorkers wear sandals until the snow is too deep to say otherwise. Warm weather transplants break out the Uggs in September for a few seasons.
@LeviOhPlz@therealjrn In upstate NY, where I went to undergrad (U of Rochester), sandals (finally with socks) were a common occurance and were worn even with unshoveled snow. So were sneakers without socks. Then again there were plenty of sane people too who wore something where you were less likely to frostbite.
@therealjrn IDK. Lol. I have family there, so I can say the flowers are beautiful. There’s a couple of cool wineries nearby. And garbage plates. Which, I guess you have to be really from the area to enjoy, because I don’t see the appeal too much.