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Post by juliets » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:20 pm

Congrats JJJ what a great problem to have!
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Post by Spacedaisy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:21 pm

JaggedJimmyJay wrote:Whoa I just got accepted to another one. I chewed my finger nails off for two months praying for one and now I get two in a couple hours. :huh:
Can I just say, "I told you so!"

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Post by MovingPictures07 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:04 am

So I got my first ever paper accepted into a conference for presentation. I'm going to the AAA (that's American Accounting Association for those of you who still immediately think of the auto company when you see that ;) ) Southeast Regional Conference in late April, and I guess I'll be presenting my second year paper (which at this point looks like it'll be gobbled up into one of the essays in my dissertation).

It's at the "kiddy table" presentations (Dialogue instead of Paper Session), so I was actually slightly disappointed yesterday, but I really can't complain. It was accepted, I'll get to network with folks, and at least I hopefully will get some valuable feedback on my paper nonetheless.

Baby steps, at least.

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Post by Epignosis » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:07 am

Big deal. I presented a paper there once. It was called, "Money: It's a Gas. Grab that Cash with Both Hands and Make a Stash"

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Post by MovingPictures07 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:15 am

Epignosis wrote:Big deal. I presented a paper there once. It was called, "Money: It's a Gas. Grab that Cash with Both Hands and Make a Stash"
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Post by juliets » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:17 am

Congrats MP! What exactly does it mean that it's "dialogue" instead of "presentation"?
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Post by MovingPictures07 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:29 am

juliets wrote:Congrats MP! What exactly does it mean that it's "dialogue" instead of "presentation"?
The session will be run a bit differently. I'll have like 10-15 minutes to present my paper instead of 20-25, and I'll have to share my time with like 4 other papers instead of 1-2. The dialogue session is designed more for papers that aren't as ready for publication so there's also a dialogue moderator that will try to spur conversation regarding suggestions. The time slot also will probably be a bit less favorable (like really early in the morning or the end of the afternoon). That's it though.

Really it's not much different. They emphasize that the reviewers still review the papers as rigorously as for the normal paper sessions, so assuming that's true, I should get at least as much valuable feedback as I would otherwise. It just has a "kiddy table" perception because we all know the papers that aren't quite as good but they still want presented get shoved into the dialogue sessions after the regular sessions are all taken up. :p

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MovingPictures07 wrote:So I got my first ever paper accepted into a conference for presentation. I'm going to the AAA (that's American Accounting Association for those of you who still immediately think of the auto company when you see that ;) ) Southeast Regional Conference in late April, and I guess I'll be presenting my second year paper (which at this point looks like it'll be gobbled up into one of the essays in my dissertation).

It's at the "kiddy table" presentations (Dialogue instead of Paper Session), so I was actually slightly disappointed yesterday, but I really can't complain. It was accepted, I'll get to network with folks, and at least I hopefully will get some valuable feedback on my paper nonetheless.

Baby steps, at least.
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Post by MovingPictures07 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:53 pm

If you want to fly to Miami and attend, sure. :p

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You're presenting to alcoholics?
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Post by MovingPictures07 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:10 pm

Yes, exactly. :srsnod:

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JaggedJimmyJay wrote:
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The ethics review boards were surprisingly eager to allow me to make you all my unwitting guinea pigs. :feb:

I wanna read the mafia disertation!!!
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Golden wrote:You're presenting to alcoholics?
American Alcoholic Accountants.
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Post by S~V~S » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:03 pm

I thought it was Alcoholic Accountants of America? I can call my Dad and ask, I am sure he is a member.
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Reminds me of when my kids ask me "how do you deal with our shit?" My standard response is "functional alcoholism" sadly, they think I'm joking.
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Post by G-Man » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:15 am

Last night was the first of our two annual HOA meetings. Three people volunteered to serve as board members along with one of the current board members being willing to stay on. That means that, after three years as HOA Treasurer, I get to step down!

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G-Man wrote:Last night was the first of our two annual HOA meetings. Three people volunteered to serve as board members along with one of the current board members being willing to stay on. That means that, after three years as HOA Treasurer, I get to step down!

:omg: :lorab: :hyper: :bliss: :bounce: :omg: :lorab: :hyper: :bliss: :bounce: :omg: :lorab: :hyper: :bliss: :bounce:
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Post by G-Man » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:19 am

Also, I now have a nephew! Between the HOA, the healthy nephew, and the hockey game last week, this is stacking up to be a pretty good week. :nicenod:
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Congrats on an excellent week :cloud9:
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G-Man wrote:Also, I now have a nephew! Between the HOA, the healthy nephew, and the hockey game last week, this is stacking up to be a pretty good week. :nicenod:
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Post by Spacedaisy » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:45 am

@Russtifinko got married yesterday to a really sweet girl! Congrats to the newlyweds! :fiesta: They're pretty much the cutest thing ever!

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@Russtifinko got married yesterday to a really sweet girl! Congrats to the newlyweds! :fiesta: They're pretty much the cutest thing ever!
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So as some of you know, one of my old university lecturers contacted me earlier this week and asked if I'd be interested in assisting her with a research project, which I accepted. I know it's going to be so different and overwhelming, but in the most fulfilling way possible.

I'll let you know if I still feel the same in a few days :noble:
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Quin wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 am
So as some of you know, one of my old university lecturers contacted me earlier this week and asked if I'd be interested in assisting her with a research project, which I accepted. I know it's going to be so different and overwhelming, but in the most fulfilling way possible.

I'll let you know if I still feel the same in a few days :noble:
Congrats Dom I'm sure it will be really cool and you will love it.
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juliets wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:51 am
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 am
So as some of you know, one of my old university lecturers contacted me earlier this week and asked if I'd be interested in assisting her with a research project, which I accepted. I know it's going to be so different and overwhelming, but in the most fulfilling way possible.

I'll let you know if I still feel the same in a few days :noble:
Congrats Dom I'm sure it will be really cool and you will love it.
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juliets wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:51 am
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:43 am
So as some of you know, one of my old university lecturers contacted me earlier this week and asked if I'd be interested in assisting her with a research project, which I accepted. I know it's going to be so different and overwhelming, but in the most fulfilling way possible.

I'll let you know if I still feel the same in a few days :noble:
Congrats Dom I'm sure it will be really cool and you will love it.
I said Dom but its really Quin
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Post by Spacedaisy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:45 pm

:haha: Sounds like something I would do.

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Post by Sloonei » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:54 am

I finished paying off my car loan today. I hope this is the first of many adult achievements I unlock in the coming months.
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Sloonei wrote:
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I finished paying off my car loan today. I hope this is the first of many adult achievements I unlock in the coming months.
:yay:

Knocking out debt is pretty great. :D

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Sloonei wrote:
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I finished paying off my car loan today. I hope this is the first of many adult achievements I unlock in the coming months.
High five Sloonster! :omg:

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Sloonei wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:54 am
I finished paying off my car loan today. I hope this is the first of many adult achievements I unlock in the coming months.
Awesome! Now do the responsible adult thing and keep the monthly payment amount in your budget but put it into savings each month. :srsnod:
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G-Man wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:34 pm
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I finished paying off my car loan today. I hope this is the first of many adult achievements I unlock in the coming months.
Awesome! Now do the responsible adult thing and keep the monthly payment amount in your budget but put it into savings each month. :srsnod:
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Post by G-Man » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:07 pm

Or.... depending on how large your monthly payment was, you could save 2/3 to 3/4 of your former car payment and put the remaining 1/4 to 1/3 to work and add it to whatever you currently pay on any student loans or credit card debt (if you carry credit card debt- please say no). That way you're both saving AND reducing your debt. Win-win baby. Win-win.
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Don't listen to G-Man. Put it all on black 36!

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Post by Sloonei » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:47 pm

I decided to listen to Epi and now I'm broke. Thanks for nothing, G. Should have been more persuasive.

But then I got hired for a new job. Finally. I can (hopefully) retire from my nocturnal lifestyle. Orientation begins November 6th. Adult achievement #2 unlocked.
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Sloonei wrote:
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I decided to listen to Epi and now I'm broke. Thanks for nothing, G. Should have been more persuasive.

But then I got hired for a new job. Finally. I can (hopefully) retire from my nocturnal lifestyle. Orientation begins November 6th. Adult achievement #2 unlocked.
Congrats, Sloonei! :yay:

What will you be doing?

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Post by Sloonei » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:55 pm

I'll be working as a mental health specialist at a psychiatric program. Basically a patient supervisor. Helping them in whatever way I can. It pays much better than my current job (roving restaurant employee), comes with much more manageable hours, looks good on a resume, and actually has the potential to be rewarding work. I've been waiting for this to fall in line for almost two months now. It's a tremendous relief.
It also gives me a more stable schedule in which to fit mafia activities.
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Post by MovingPictures07 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:06 pm

That's fantastic! Glad to hear it. Hopefully you end up enjoying it quite a bit; sounds like you will though.

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Post by Sloonei » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:18 pm

I'm going into my current job in a half hour. I'm now very much looking forward to telling them my big news. :D
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