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By gzt (Tue Oct 04, 2022 at 10:56:28 AM EST) gzt, masks, impostor, friggin' intense, francais (all tags)
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decided a couple weeks ago to review my French a bit

Doing so by going through Assimil, trying to listen to some easy media (with transcripts), doing some vocabulary flashcards. Forgotten a lot of words and things like the conditional are, like, "Ah, yes, I've seen that before," rather than, like, actually remembering them. Took a couple tests at Dialang (, got B1 on listening, B2 on reading comprehension, which seems about right. Rusty.

Been playing chess a bit. I've been doing so rather poorly for the past couple months -- getting in good positions and then throwing, for the most part, usually in time trouble, but sometimes not. Just have to lock it down a little bit, I feel like I'm just a slight switch away from getting to another level.

Job is going okay, but feel like I'm flailing a little bit. Very impostor syndrome.

One of the in-laws is getting divorced, which is sad, but I won't say more in public.

Going to a wedding this weekend. They're very "masks required!" about it, so that's good.

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I know the feeling by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Oct 05, 2022 at 10:17:03 AM EST
One and a half years into this job and I'm still learning new things, and sometimes feel like I'm flailing. There is a lot for one person to do.

The most recent bit is amusing. A year before I did this, a group that just joined our organization shipped a printer to a contractor in Canada. Now they want it back.

No one knows the budget center, who shipped it, what shipping company, what exact date, where the export forms are, anything.

We have a wedding next week, Irish_girl is getting married. Mrs. Ha is hoping a dress she likes arrives in time, and isn't too crippled. She broke her ankle four weeks ago.

Irish_girl is getting married. by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Oct 06, 2022 at 09:27:14 AM EST
Damn. We’ve been hanging around this place for a long time.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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It might be a second marriage, too by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Oct 06, 2022 at 11:04:33 AM EST
Long ago she asked Mrs. Ha to be a bridesmaid, Mrs. Ha bought a dress, then crickets.

Her neighbor hinted that she got married.

Yes, we've been here a long, long time.

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what trimester by sasquatchan (4.00 / 2) #4 Fri Oct 07, 2022 at 01:17:20 PM EST
is CBB and littlestar on now ?

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