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post #1301 of 2024
I had a baby girl a few months ago, and I haven't dropped her...yet.

I was afraid of having an ass-ugly baby, one of those that you felt uncomfortable about showing pictures of said baby to people. Thanks to my sperm and the baby not inheriting any of my in-laws genes, she's pretty cute.
post #1302 of 2024
Aww.
post #1303 of 2024
Shot my Thesis film. Looks great. Watch out.
post #1304 of 2024
Fantastic-and-a-half, Renn!

I got back a couple of days ago from a week of auditions in Chicago. I auditioned for a boatload of schools to transfer and finish my BFA. I got a fantastic responses to my auditions and some choice university programs were really impressed. Best of all, the week of constant auditioning really taught me massive amounts, and I left feeling 100% confident in my ability to audition and present my best self. That surety placed me above 95% of the other students whose energy was nervous and jittery. It was a fantastic week.

And to top it all of I got to see The Third Man at The Music Box. Freaking phenomenal.
post #1305 of 2024
Two years perfect attendance at work. Got a check for $30 and a coffee mug.
post #1306 of 2024
Awesome Bark! After two months of dieting and busting my ass off at the gym I finally got within ten pounds of my goal.
post #1307 of 2024
My girlfriend and I found our dream house and are now waiting to hear back from the owners about renting. Its available April 1st, which is the day we're both able to move from our current living situations. My god it will be amazing if we can get this house.
post #1308 of 2024
Finished an original short story for reading at a storytelling gathering. This is an achievement for me, as I've begun a good many short stories and novel-length projects, and finished exactly none of them.

So I'm pretty damn excited. And, if I do say so myself, the story is pretty good. Nuclear winter. Exploding mutant zombie cats. And romantic nostalgia.
post #1309 of 2024
We're going to be looking at the house and meeting with the owners tomorrow afternoon!
post #1310 of 2024
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Originally Posted by DJ Dylan View Post
We're going to be looking at the house and meeting with the owners tomorrow afternoon!
Good luck, I hope everything goes well!

Details on the house when you can!
post #1311 of 2024
Its an older house, built in 1927. 3 bedrooms 1.5 bath. Eco friendly (dual-flush toilets, low-flow sinks and shower head, rain barrels in the front and back), fenced in yard, landscaped garden space, screened porch, original hardwood floors, new appliances. Its the house of our dreams pretty much. We need 3 bedrooms because I want her to be able to have a studio space (she's an artist) and we want to keep the tv/computers out of the living room area and in the second bedroom.
post #1312 of 2024
Well we went to look at the house today! It was everything we hoped it would be and more! So it looks like we'll be moving in on April 1st!
post #1313 of 2024
Good luck Dylan.
post #1314 of 2024
Congrats to all!
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Two years perfect attendance at work. Got a check for $30 and a coffee mug.
Yes, but how many of those days were you suffering from a cold, or flu-like symptoms? Hehehe.

I don't have any cool news to share, but I have been working on art a lot more than usual, which is good.
post #1315 of 2024
Way back when I first started teacher training, we had to practice talking in front of a class. We could just pick whatever subject.

I tricked the group by saying my hobby was "Eastern meditation" and invited them to join in. I had them close their eyes and place their hands on the desk. Breathe deeply. Now place your forehead between your hands on your desk.

Now slowly open them and rise back up. In the meantime, I'd started up a Powerpoint about Victor Von Doom and mocked their instinctive grovelling before his might in a theater ham voice.

Yes, this was an Achievement In My Life.
post #1316 of 2024
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Originally Posted by Luca S. View Post
Now slowly open them and rise back up. In the meantime, I'd started up a Powerpoint about Victor Von Doom and mocked their instinctive grovelling before his might in a theater ham voice.
amazing
post #1317 of 2024
This would be an achievement in anyone's life Luca. Congratulations.
post #1318 of 2024
So today I officially became a certified teacher when my certification arrived in the mail.

Today is also my parents' birthday. Yeah, they both share the same birthday, so today was made extra special.
post #1319 of 2024
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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post
So today I officially became a certified teacher when my certification arrived in the mail.
Awesome! And happy parentday too!

Mine: After a week of searching, I found a pretty kickass roommate with a pretty kickass place for a pretty kickass price. Huge weight off of my shoulders.
post #1320 of 2024
That sounds great, Jake! All the pieces fell in place. Congratulations!
post #1321 of 2024
Amazing news! The house my girlfriend and I went to look at last week is OURS! We move in April 1st!
post #1322 of 2024
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Originally Posted by Jake View Post
Awesome! And happy parentday too!

Mine: After a week of searching, I found a pretty kickass roommate with a pretty kickass place for a pretty kickass price. Huge weight off of my shoulders.
Where do you live now? Can I crash or are you guys gonna be dicks about it?
post #1323 of 2024
Park La Brea! Haven't moved yet, though (probably this weekend), and I forgot to ask about visiting guests, so we may have to spoon. But in all honesty we were probably gonna end up doing that anyway so no harm no foul ammirite
post #1324 of 2024
How does that Roomate thing work there? Do you really just go live with a stranger and hope for the best? That's a HUGE cultural difference that i can't fully wrap my mind around yet. I couldn't live with someone i don't know or at least know i get along great with.
post #1325 of 2024
We live in a house with two irish people and we're doing ok. Well, we're moving out next week, but that's not because of them.(Pregnancy with a three-story house just doesn't work or the shared house with a baby.) But while been in Ireland for almost two years now, the shared house is more common here than not. I've lived now in 4 different places, moving to my 5th, which will finally be just me and my girlfriend. Usually it is just hoping for the best though. It was very weird at first, but you just get used to it. Or you know, just stay in your room, reading CHUD forums.

Not that you asked me...
post #1326 of 2024
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How does that Roomate thing work there? Do you really just go live with a stranger and hope for the best? That's a HUGE cultural difference that i can't fully wrap my mind around yet. I couldn't live with someone i don't know or at least know i get along great with.
Rules are different here. As it happens -- I still have a copy of an email i got from Jake when I was debating moving in with him (I know, I can't believe I kept this from 2005 - sorry Jake)

Jake's Rules: Roomies 101


Okay, a few house rules, but nothing you probably haven't heard before.

1. Please don't mess around with my computer. I don't want to get into it, but my last roommate messed around with my computer, and that's part of the reason I moved out. I do keystroke logging, so I'll know.

2. If you have a lady over, put a cap on the doorknob. If you need help cleaning up after, light the cap on fire and the noise from the smoke detector will eventually lure me out of my ReGen™ fury pod and I can walk you through it.

3. Under no circumstances are you to tamper with the gel in my ReGen™ fury pod. Trust me, this is for your own good!

4. When you're done cooking, put your dishes away. Your mother does not live here.
post #1327 of 2024
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Originally Posted by Tati View Post
How does that Roomate thing work there? Do you really just go live with a stranger and hope for the best? That's a HUGE cultural difference that i can't fully wrap my mind around yet. I couldn't live with someone i don't know or at least know i get along great with.
Yeah, it's not THAT bad, but you do get weirdos/idiots/flakes on both sides. This time just happened to be pure luck - personal shit went down, she answered my ad, we met, I checked out the place, it clicked like that.

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Jake's Rules: Roomies 101[/U]
Also, this.
post #1328 of 2024
She?
Man, that's even weirder.
post #1329 of 2024
Never had a problem with girl roommates. Clean, quiet, never bothered me.
post #1330 of 2024
I once decided to see how long my old roommate would leave dishes in the sink. After 2 weeks, you couldn't access the faucet anymore because dishes were actually stacked over it. I'm glad I don't rent anymore.
post #1331 of 2024
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She?
Man, that's even weirder.
Not at all. I get along with women better than I do guys, and I've lived with women almost all of my life. Less chance of dealing with irritating fratboy dudebro bullshit, generally less flaky/likely to be creepy, etc.
post #1332 of 2024
"I'm bored. You bored?"-type sex, etc.
post #1333 of 2024
Yeah, but no sexual tension? How would they feel safe/comfortable living with a random dude they know nothing about?

That's the weird part.
post #1334 of 2024
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Originally Posted by Tati View Post
Yeah, but no sexual tension? How would they feel safe/comfortable living with a random dude they know nothing about?

That's the weird part.
I threw about 5 minutes of creativity into my ad and got a ton of responses, some just thanking me for a good laugh. As long as you set yourself apart from the pack, sell yourself well, have manners, and low tolerance for bullshit, you'll be wearing their flesh as a raincoat in no time flat.

Also I am the protector of worlds and a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus.
post #1335 of 2024
Also, Jake has a habit of yellingl "I AM NOT A RAPE MONSTER" while entering and exiting rooms which helps put women at ease.
post #1336 of 2024
I'd rather live with a girl in that kind of a situation than a guy. I'm in a dorm suite with another guy in the other room right now and I want to fucking kill him. Guy doesn't even flush the goddamn toilet somedays.

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Also, Jake has a habit of yellingl "I AM NOT A RAPE MONSTER" while entering and exiting rooms which helps put women at ease.
I have this great mental image of him walking around "That's right, I'm a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus, BUT ONLY WITH CONSENT!"
post #1337 of 2024
I got okayed by my local little theatre board to put on a one man show performance of Tom Mula's "Jacob Marley's a Christmas Carol" this December. I'm pretty stoked. The play has about 18 different characters in it, but I think I'm up for the challenge. Now all I have to do is memorize 47 pages of dialogue before December.
post #1338 of 2024
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Awesome! And happy parentday too!

Mine: After a week of searching, I found a pretty kickass roommate with a pretty kickass place for a pretty kickass price. Huge weight off of my shoulders.
Exactly my words. I moved in 2-09 here. I am studying a PhD but for now I have no money/don't know anybody to share a room/my colleagues have no social life, so I decided to move from the former house where I lived with 12 roommates and put an add. I'm from Uruguay and now I share a floor with a nice local Chilean and a Finn girl.

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How does that Roomate thing work there? Do you really just go live with a stranger and hope for the best? That's a HUGE cultural difference that i can't fully wrap my mind around yet. I couldn't live with someone i don't know or at least know i get along great with.
It's pretty common in Chile at least. There are a lot of European traveling around here.

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Or you know, just stay in your room, reading CHUD forums.
I did this most of the time when I was along 12 roomates.

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"I'm bored. You bored?"-type sex, etc.
That's one of the reasons you have your own thread.

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Originally Posted by Jake View Post
I threw about 5 minutes of creativity into my ad and got a ton of responses, some just thanking me for a good laugh. As long as you set yourself apart from the pack, sell yourself well, have manners, and low tolerance for bullshit, you'll be wearing their flesh as a raincoat in no time flat.
Could you post your ad? Mine was kinda dull but I put a lot of effort in the replies.
post #1339 of 2024
Thread Starter 
Congrats everyone! Especially Rene. Teachers rule!!!


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Not at all. I get along with women better than I do guys, and I've lived with women almost all of my life. Less chance of dealing with irritating fratboy dudebro bullshit, generally less flaky/likely to be creepy, etc.
I've lived with men all of my life. I just recently moved out on my own, but for the past 10 years I lived in a three bedroom apartment with two guys. The roommates have changed over the years, many of whom I found off of Craig's List). I lived with women after graduating from college and it was just too much drama. I just get along better with guys than girls.

As for the stranger thing, I've found them to better roommates than people who were recommended to me by friends. Two people that I took in because my friend's vouched for them screwed me over in rent, lost my cat for 3 days, and were generally douchebags.
post #1340 of 2024
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Could you post your ad? Mine was kinda dull but I put a lot of effort in the replies.
It expired! Shit! Oh well. Basically I just made it funny, handful of pop culture references, laid out a laundry list of things I wanted/didn't want (with humor), named my price, etc.

Of course, the first response was from some turd with an aol.com email address who wrote "WTF Who Cares about your BS??? Singles AD?", and then the rest were responses from people offering me stuff. So fuck you, random aol.com dweeb, I hope your next roommate habitually wet-farts onto your pillow while you're at work.
post #1341 of 2024
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It expired! Shit! Oh well. Basically I just made it funny, handful of pop culture references, laid out a laundry list of things I wanted/didn't want (with humor), named my price, etc.
I couldn't play around since in case I ended in a more familiar' environment I would had to play dumb like "Kramer talking to the maid-pimp". But as soon as I found this place my real persona appeared. Congrats, btw.
post #1342 of 2024
So, I had a meeting with a producer on Monday. I'm going back in two weeks with a treatment which will most likely lead to the scipt being commissioned (I've been told as much). If the producer likes my short film work, I've been told "You'll have to decide if you want to direct".

We're talking about a feature film.

This is the biggest thing to happen to me in about 3 years. I can't quite believe this is happening.
post #1343 of 2024
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So, I had a meeting with a producer on Monday. I'm going back in two weeks with a treatment which will most likely lead to the scipt being commissioned (I've been told as much). If the producer likes my short film work, I've been told "You'll have to decide if you want to direct".

We're talking about a feature film.

This is the biggest thing to happen to me in about 3 years. I can't quite believe this is happening.
Holy shit, Ben. That's AWESOME!
post #1344 of 2024
I got a call today setting up an interview for the job of my dreams...a psychiatric tech at the psychiatric ward at the hospital! My interview is Monday morning!
post #1345 of 2024
Follow up meeting resulted in my getting the commish. I'm a feature scriptwriter now.

First draft (100 pages) due in 12 weeks. Get in!
post #1346 of 2024
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Follow up meeting resulted in my getting the commish. I'm a feature scriptwriter now.

First draft (100 pages) due in 12 weeks. Get in!
Fucking congratulations man. Hope the momentum keeps up all the way to cameras rolling!
post #1347 of 2024
Yeah Congrats Ben! Don't forget the little people when you make it big.
post #1348 of 2024
Excellent, Ben! Good luck with this!
post #1349 of 2024
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Follow up meeting resulted in my getting the commish. I'm a feature scriptwriter now.

First draft (100 pages) due in 12 weeks. Get in!
Good luck, man.
post #1350 of 2024
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Originally Posted by Tati View Post
Yeah, but no sexual tension? How would they feel safe/comfortable living with a random dude they know nothing about?

That's the weird part.
It can be. I preferred when I was single to only have male roommates if I knew them (or they were good friends with a friend) so I could be confident they weren't psycho. Of course I also am rather heavily armed so there was always the fact that if they did try to do something, I'd just shoot them in the head.

I would say it would be difficult to bring a guy home to Jake sitting on the sofa. The testosterone saturation level would be crazy. That said, if you trust Jake, you know that whatever any other guy might try, give a yell and Jake could just throw him out a window so you'd be much safer than if you had a tiny woman for a roommate.
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