Now what?

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Now what?

Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri May 11, 2018 5:09 pm

I just found out that I didn't get a three-month, well-paid consultancy for which I'd been headhunted.

Summer is here. Give me your ideas.

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Post by section8 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:59 pm

Drive way, way North. Start with whatever part of Canada is directly north.
This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.

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Post by mad hatter » Fri May 11, 2018 6:02 pm

mobile dominatrix.
Anyone can go by horse or rail, but the absolute best way to travel is by hat.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri May 11, 2018 6:16 pm

Both good ideas.

S8, I'm on the east coast right now--sitting in an Arlington, Va., Starbucks. OH hey, Citizen B should be close.

I can't stray too-too far until my dad is stable. And I don't want to jump around every few days. Costing me a lot. So we are in a more practical sabbatical mode. But still open to suggestions.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri May 11, 2018 6:20 pm

Maybe take a course and situate myself where I can exercise a few hours per day. Would like to trim down by a few inches.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri May 11, 2018 6:23 pm

Complication--friends asked if I could dog sit in Arlington from early July through mid-August.

I suppose I could piss off elsewhere for June.

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Post by 5waldos » Sun May 13, 2018 1:34 pm

How far away is too far astray?

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Post by Boinkity_Boink » Mon May 14, 2018 9:04 am

If you don't want to be too far from your dad, how's two hours? Get thee a nice AirBnB on a lake or in the woods and do your exercising and sending out CVs. I reckon an hour or two out of the DC area prices ought to drop a bit.

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Post by Boinkity_Boink » Mon May 14, 2018 9:07 am

Chip_Oatley wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Complication--friends asked if I could dog sit in Arlington from early July through mid-August.

I suppose I could piss off elsewhere for June.
That's free rent and a good usable kitchen. In some ways perhaps it helps the decision.Because it grounds you to coming back to the area. Giving you June or so to wander further. Fly to LowCostOfLiving-istan and stay for 3 weeks or so.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Mon May 14, 2018 3:27 pm

Boinkity_Boink wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 9:04 am
If you don't want to be too far from your dad, how's two hours? Get thee a nice AirBnB on a lake or in the woods and do your exercising and sending out CVs. I reckon an hour or two out of the DC area prices ought to drop a bit.
Still very pricey, for anything decent. I was just in a beautiful one in a somewhat sketchy area of Wilmington, and THEY'RE booked for the summer. "Who comes to Wilmington for the summer?" I asked. "JP Morgan Chase interns." Ah.

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Post by Boinkity_Boink » Mon May 14, 2018 4:05 pm

Don't go to the ocean, go to the ski slopes. But you're right. Summertime is busy time all over the northeast. So get thee a cheap sublet in the UMd/College Park area for June, hit all the skanky bars, and then take that dog sit spot the rest of the summer.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Mon May 14, 2018 4:27 pm

Boinkity_Boink wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 4:05 pm
cheap sublet in the UMd/College Park area for June
Ewww. that is my least favorite spot in the area. I didn't live there even when I was in grad school there.

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Post by Lincoln » Mon May 14, 2018 9:56 pm

mad hatter wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 6:02 pm
mobile dominatrix.
:lol:

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Post by Homerj » Mon May 14, 2018 10:35 pm

Drink heavily and golf.
I'm going to the back seat of my car, with the woman I love, and I won't be back for ten minutes!

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