See, when you get a bluetooth headset you hope the quality is good enough to have it mask at least some of the background noise you encounter in many different locations. From walking around my house to walking down the street, I should have enough noise cancelling to provide a proper listening experience to everyone else.
But it never happens. The ones you pay $150 or more for... maybe it happens.
Tell you what, though, when you talk to someone who's on a headset, tell them how bad it is, because those wearing said headsets have tendency to say stuff like: "Wow, this sounds great. Am I coming through clear? Yeah, I'm sure it's clear since I paid a freakin' fortune for it."
Because of that, I will convince myself of it's audio quality regardless of what you say. Call my baby ugly. Please!
We live near a hospital and, occasionally, my daughter and I go for a walk around it.
Eva is holding my hand and, looking up at me, she says, "So, if I get sick. I can come in here and just check myself in?"
"In nearly every other first world country, yes, you could go in there and they would take care of you. But here, it's a lot more complicated and it costs a lot."
I thought about that for a bit. Even with full coverage, I still have to pay to get into the hospital to the point where I avoid it at all costs. I am even telling my daughter that it's generally "not worth it" due to cost.
They both know the story of Jack going to get stitches and when I walked in and they said, "Oh, it'll cost $70." And I knew that wouldn't cover the whole expense, as well. I went back out to the car, looked at the cut next to his eye and said, "Meh. It'll heal. Hey, we'll try super glue!" And drove away.
Now, I pay an insane amount for health insurance and I barely use it. Those who complain about paying for everyone else's healthcare in other nations? Well, I'm already doing it. But who I'm paying is actually making a profit.
I had my first one on one with my new boss today. This is my fourth manager since I started here for ... various reasons. But one thing I've not had a proper conversation about was the fact that I haven't had a formal review since I started over two and a half years ago.
So, I'm talking to this new boss and, I assume I'm well respected in these new circles I'm in. So I decide to bring this up near the end of our scheduled time.
"I've not had a proper review in the time I've been here. I'd love some feedback or insight. I'd appreciate consideration for a raise just so I feel like I'm moving forward."
The line is strangely silent. I look at my computer and it appears that Google Hangouts/Voice "updated" and I lost the call just as I was making my pathetic play for a raise.
My phone rings my boss says we got cut off. I'm not sure what he heard, but he called me back and said, "I'll get something set up."
So... Message received? Right?
What could possibly go wrong?
This song came up as part of a conversation around Religion, Cults, and the power of belief. I remember loving the song and... surprisingly, it aged well for a goofy pure-electronic pop.
But seriously, I think this has now been talked about as a scientific phenomenon. Your perception changes reality because we perceive reality through filters that aren't reality. So, remember that you're living in a bubble.
Some good advice... I find myself lost midway through stories because I forget the point of what I'm doing. It tends to get muddy and imprecise. It's much easier for me to write something that has a framework, like my time and experience in game, but not so much when I'm making it up myself.
Hakaar and Company emerge from the Hlofolk Tunnel on the South side and traverse lands they've not yet seen. They find the forests both beautiful and deadly. They run into an old associate they weren't expecting.
- XCOM®:Enemy Within
- Weber State UniversityPsychology
Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you - Coding...
TL;DR? Why not just go watch another five second video of a kitten with it’s head in a toilet roll, or a 140 character description of a meal
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