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09/13/07 09:25 - 70ºF - ID#41083

How I found estrip

(e:jim) wants to know how we found out about estrip. His post has an amazing 22 comments. Is there a record for comments posted onto a single post?

Anyhoo, my story.

When I used to work at Coffee & there used to be a boy named Mike that used to stalk me. He was always there with the pretext of drinking a Mocha Jet Cafe, but really he was just there to stalk one of his many barrista/bartender obsessions, me. Well, maybe he did go there for other reasons too, but I like to think that it was all about me at least most of the time. He was so cute and so awkward.

Him and (e:jill) were always trying to get me to sign up, but I never would. I did peep from time to time, but not a lot. Then I was leaving to go to Cuba and he came over to borrow Shirley Jackson's The Lottery.



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Here is his awkwardness at my door.
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Four months later I returned and eventually ran into him at his job as he posted here.



So yeah he came over to look at my "pics" and he seduced me. It was all a lie, he really doesn't care about any of my "pictures".



Anyways, that first night he seduced me was the day we consider our anniversary.

This was my first post on estrip


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09/12/07 05:11 - 63ºF - ID#41063

We want to suck your blood!

Today I went for my pre-employment physical at Roswell. They gave me two shots one for tetanus and another to see if I have TB. God I don't want TB. So I go back in on Friday so they can redo the test so they can check it on Wednesday. They also took all this blood from me for testing to see if all my vaccinations are strong enough. I'm not sure how much it really was because I didn't look. I actually get nauseous when they are taking it. Luckily us gays don't get to give our blood to Red Cross, so I don't have to deal with having much more drawn.

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So I found out that parking is $36/mo which really is a lot to me, but also potentially less than the bus. I asked her if they have a deal with the NFTA, but she wasn't sure. I rode my bike today and they have lots of spaces for bikes in the parking garage and that is really nice. Now that I was there again today I'm starting to feel a little bit safer about busing it at night. I could walk down Allen and catch a bus down Elmwood. Of course I will need some new boots and a warmer coat and I need one of those fog-horn thingys like I got (e:paul) for his birthday. That would be such a fun weapon. And I always have my keys for gouging people's eyes out with. Jeez, see what happens to you after getting jumped. You start becoming super paranoid and suspicious and always ready to either run or take somebody's eyeballs out. Fog horn in the ear? I can't really decide if that is a good weapon or just something that will cause me to get an even worse beat down.



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09/09/07 12:09 - 65ºF - ID#41014

Who has been vomiting in my bed?

So mysteriously there is some vomit in my bed. The thing is I just washed my sheets on Friday night. I found the vomit at the foot of my bed while I was making it this morning but only on the sheet. Maybe its not vomit, but it smells and looks like it. Then I thought maybe the wabbit jumped up on the bed and puked, but I don't think rabbits puke. So can someone please tell me how there is puke on my bed?

UPDATE 9/10/07

I still have not found the puke bandit. I have confirmed that rabbits do not vomit. Mike and I are pretty sure that we did not vomit on the bed. Maybe it is rabbit pee? Yet it seemed so much more like puke. Their pee is very weird though, so maybe the rabbit peed in my bed.
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09/07/07 11:45 - 76ºF - ID#40996

And the point of that is...

I finally got my first youtube comment. It says "And the point of that is...."



The point is, that I don't have a point. I really just wanted to show how cute my wabbit is.

My youtube videos are so funny because they are all so random and whatever. Don't tell me that I have to have a point, cause I really don't think I need one.

See all of my pointless youtube videos here


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09/06/07 03:48 - 90ºF - ID#40970

I died and went to...

I feel like I died and went to a communist day care center. I got the job at Roswell!! Not even kidding, it feels like I'm leaving the world we live, to go live in some socialist utopia, previously unknown except in propaganda films. They have hired me PART-TIME, as a permanent employee, meaning that I get health insurance, dental, sick days, personal days, holiday days, as well as some kind of retirement plan option almost immediately. I love Roswell!

I need stuff to wear. I have been so poor for so many years, that I never buy new clothes. Something has always been more important. I haven't been in a professional environment in years and it is freaking me out. Do they have a dress code? I really need to buy an outfit or two, or three, or four.

Parking? Do I have to pay for parking?

Happy Birthday to my lady friend!

UPDATE

The communist day care center comes from one of my favorite films. Desperate Living by John Waters. Check out the opening clip.


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08/31/07 04:47 - 77ºF - ID#40864

Thank You

Will this thank you for the interview letter complete with the Star Wars postage stamps hurt or improve my chances of getting hired?

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08/31/07 08:51 - 56ºF - ID#40851

For your birthday-Bonus Round

We will enjoy a nice dinner.

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We will go to Cirque Niagara's Avaia!

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We will return here.

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This is our room. View of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls!

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We will watch the fireworks from the King Size bed at 10pm (I hope to make it back in time) Image borrowed from

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We will play Hot Hot Penny all night long!

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08/30/07 04:37 - 69ºF - ID#40837

New Roswell Employee?

Today I had a very successful interview at Roswell's Smoker's Quit Line. It was really great and besides being nervous to the point of wanting to vomit, sweaty palms and all (not such a great handshake), I was proud of the way I did. One of the women who interviewed me tested my Spanish, and I performed very well both times and it was all very natural. I think this job is going to be so good for my life in so many ways. I'm talking like I already have it, but the interview just went so well, we were laughing and it just seemed relaxed and I lost all my nervousness by the end of the interview.

You have no idea how crazy it is to get to this place. They had to send an escort with me both ways and I still don't know how to get there. Seriously, it is a maze and that definitely showed my worst weakness, sense of direction! The lobby is so great at Roswell's Main Hospital. They had some man playing the piano as well as some guy who made origami animals that were really good. His sign said "Free to take" and I wanted one so bad, but I really didn't think it was a good idea to take one. Aren't they for people who have cancer or are a family member or something? Plus I was going to an interview and how professional would it be for me to bring in an origami zebra? Instead I carried a cool planner with a lotus flower on the front and a purple tinted folder holding my "papers". The lobby was so great for my anxiousness levels. I'm sure it is helpful to the people who are suffering. Anyways I really love Roswell, and would be so proud to say I was an employee. I don't see what you could say bad about that place, but maybe I'll find out ;)


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08/28/07 11:14 - 74ºF - ID#40795

Misc

My Buddhist organization wants us to discuss Nuclear Abolition in our next meetings. If you want to see the flier check out this gather file. Just use this tracking number to download. 0381773001188355247
The Soka Gakkai became prolific after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first Soka Gakkai president died in prison at the hands of the Japanese government.

I took some pictures at dusk, my favorite time. If I were up a sunrise, that would probably be my preferred time. Mike asked what I was taking pics of but I wasn' t sure what to say.

I have the cutest wab in the world. I have never seen him lay like this.

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The Scajacuada is so nasty.

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Park bench tranquility.

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My leg looks like a tasty chicken wang.


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Don't step on the crack you'll break your mother's back!

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Buffalo tranquility.


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08/26/07 10:40 - 69ºF - ID#40749

Post Graduation

Wow, I can't believe how much you can actually earn from an associate's degree. I would say that this salary isn't too shabby for such a small amount of schooling. This job posting is from roswellpark.org

Clinical Research Associate I (#820)
Position Details

Shift: Days, Full-Time

Salary : $36,229 - $46,042 (salary is based on related experience). Includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Applicants must reference posting #820 when applying.
Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must possess an Associate's degree in a health or science related field.
Nature of Work and Responsibilities:

The Clinical Research Associate I supports the clinical research mission of the Institute and Clinical Research Services (CRS) through one of the following areas: maintenance of research regulatory documents and the submission of new studies, amendments, continuing reviews and all other study documents; data collection and entry; or data management and study compliance; adheres to the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 21) and guidelines set up by the International Committee for Harmonization for good clinical practices.



In comparison, you could also go and get your doctorate and make $55k! My dad made close to that before he went to college. Of course that was a different time....the 80's! Now that he has gotten a bachelor's I think he probably earns less.

Translational Research Scientist (#813)
Position Details:

Shift: Full-time; Days

Salary: $55,473 annually. Includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Applicants must reference job posting #813 when applying for this position.
Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must possess a Doctoral degree in a health or science-related field and 1 year of full-time research or clinical trials experience; or a Master's degree in a health or science-related field and 3 years of full-time research or clinical trials experience.

The preferred candidate will have a Doctoral or Master's degree in Biology, Pharmacology or Molecular Biology, computer and data management skills, and at least 3-5 years of experience in planning, conducting or evaluating clinical trials.
Nature of Work and Responsibilities:

This Translational Research Scientist will collaborate with clinicians, scientists, statisticians, computer programmers, clinical data coordinators, nurses and administrative personnel in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Statistical and Data Center to plan, conduct and analyze clinical trials involving translational research. This candidate will review and critique research concepts for scientific validity and feasibility, develop procedures and documents for incorporating high-quality translational research objectives into Phase I, II or III treatment trials, cancer prevention trials or grants, establish criteria for evaluating the validity and reliability of lab data and procedures, and collaborate with clinicians, scientists and statisticians in preparing abstracts, reports, manuscripts, journal critiques and professional presentations. Further responsibilities will include developing seminars and training programs for clinical staff concerning specimen and data collection and quality control procedures, participating in GOG semi-annual group meetings and committee meetings, and participating in professional national and international cancer research and oncology meetings and workshops.



Not that I think $55k is a bad salary or anything. It just seems like it could be a little higher for having those qualifications.

The rest of my student lloans are going into repayment status in a couple of months. I already have been paying on my big one since June because that is the deal when you consolidate. I have to make three payments now which is a pain in the butt, but consolidation isn't an option on those. One of them is pretty much like a car loan because it is private. I guess i wont be getting a new car anytime soon. Now I have to be on my best behavior and make each payment on time for 3 years so I could get a percent off of my interest rate. It make me really annoyed that people who graduated after 9/11 got their interest rates at under 2%. That is really not fair at all to me. Why should they be getting such a good deal? I mean, the life of a loan is for so long and since the economy is so much better now *sarcasm* why do they still get to enjoy those rates and I have to pay so much more?

If I never went to study in Cuba I would be much better off financially, but I don't care. I definitely wouldn't have changed anything even if Cuba doesn't turn out to be a financial payoff. I'm one of those strange people that went to school because I wanted to rather than I wanted to make money. So I made my bed and now I'm going to lie in it, but its soft and comfortable and smells clean so thats OK.
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