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« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2017, 06:18:55 PM »
Chad... I'm sorry to hear that you lost your job, but I am glad to hear it's a positive thing. Hopefully having this lifted off your shoulders will help you mentally.

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You've been missed here. I've debated posting about it being "cold" here to see if it brings you out of the shadows.
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« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2017, 07:18:18 PM »
You pussies.  I went to Canada to visit him.

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« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2017, 07:23:10 PM »
You pussies.  I went to Canada to visit him.

inb4 Rich reminds everyone he crossed an ocean for me.

Well don't you feel special
I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: I'm unemployed!
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2017, 07:39:06 PM »
You pussies.  I went to Canada to visit him.

inb4 Rich reminds everyone he crossed an ocean for me.

Yup.  Trumps all.

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« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2017, 07:57:30 PM »
Damn, I was hoping for a meet up in NJ.  But considering I've been working on planning my summer vacation going to Seattle and driving down to San Fran, I guess that works.  :yarr

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« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2017, 08:09:18 PM »
But considering I've been working on planning my summer vacation going to Seattle and driving down to San Fran, I guess that works.  :yarr
That's funny. Under strong consideration for the TACs' Summer Vacation involves SF and Seattle.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2017, 08:13:33 PM »
But considering I've been working on planning my summer vacation going to Seattle and driving down to San Fran, I guess that works.  :yarr
That's funny. Under strong consideration for the TACs' Summer Vacation involves SF and Seattle.

I've been wanting to do that for awhile.  Seattle to Portland to San Fran with stops inbetween at national parks.  I had to punt it last year because it was a bit too much to do after doing my tour of Texas and Arizona earlier.  I haven't been to Washington or Oregon before, plus all these states are legalized so I figured that adds some fun.  The girl I've been seeing also had the same idea as me before we even met so we are trying to go together which would be nice.  She's big into national parks so that's her idea to visit some which looks like they are sort of on the way.

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« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2017, 08:17:09 PM »
I want to do a Texas tour too. We've been to Arizona twice. Even Talked The Lovely Mrs TAC into seeing Iron Maiden in Phoenix in 1998!

Last summer, we did Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks. They were both amazing!
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« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2017, 08:24:37 PM »
haha at convincing the wife to go to IM ( I have yet to convince any girl to come to that concert with me).  It's funny though because I did convince my girl to wait on booking to see if any tours are going through that area this summer so we can go to a concert too.  She's cool with it.  I'm specifically waiting on 311 to announce their summer tour.  I followed them through three dates in Texas last summer, Austin Dallas and Houston meeting El Barto on the way.  Good times.  :yarr

Also I recall your pics from your vacation last year and it looked awesome.  One day I want to do something similar.

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« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2017, 02:48:13 AM »
Great to hear this might be one of these cases where losing you job might actually be for the best! Really glad for you, Chad, and definitely hope to see you around more.

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Re: I'm unemployed!
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2017, 05:00:09 AM »
You pussies.  I went to Canada to visit him.

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I would do anything for you. :heart

From what you've said, "sorry about the job loss" doesn't feel appropriate at all. So instead I'm going to say congrats on what sounds like a really positive situation! Anna went through something not entirely dissimilar a couple of years ago - she chose to quit her job, but similarly she was hating it and for the sake of her mental health that job ending was the best thing that could have happened to her. Odd how these things work out sometimes.

It's awesome that the severance package allows you some time and space to take stock, enjoy yourself and then think about what comes next.

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« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2017, 08:14:37 PM »
Chad...  I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad for you!  It sounds like this might be actually very liberating for you.  I guess I just hope that everything will work out for you and your family, Bro.

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« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2017, 08:20:13 PM »
Thanks Greg.  You used the two phrases I've been constantly saying over the past week - it's not a sad thing at all; and I feel liberated.  My first reaction to the news was "you know, I'm mostly relieved".  By the end of the day, I was telling people "I'm liberated".

It's shocking how draining my job had been over the last little while.  This is definitely a good think - in a weird way.
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« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2017, 08:27:26 PM »
It's kind of interesting..  I'm such a "Structured" guy.  I need that structure in my life.  The security of that "Job" .  I envy you that you seemingly don't :)

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« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2017, 08:33:02 PM »
It's kind of interesting..  I'm such a "Structured" guy.  I need that structure in my life.  The security of that "Job" .  I envy you that you seemingly don't :)

Oh, don't get me wrong... I do as well.  I'm a rather risk averse kinda guy.  But, as I said - and at least for the moment - I'm going to enjoy all the advantages of being unemployed.... while having complete financial security.  For the short term at least.  2 months tops, then I'll start looking for work again. I already had 3 informal/verbal offers when I was informing customers/colleagues/suppliers of my situation.  I'm rather comfortable with my position - both my current finances, and my future prospects for regaining employment.
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