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Mathax
Posted at: May 24, 2008 at 6:44 PM 
who ever has not seen Trials and tribblations does not know what they are missing, Quark looks funny with a tribble on his head.

Mathax
Posted at: May 30, 2008 at 3:12 PM 
Okay, how many people have summer jobs? I mow lawns and have 6 right now.

Mathax
Posted at: Jun 24, 2008 at 5:05 PM 
I just Got a riding Lawn mower.

Hannah
Posted at: Jun 27, 2008 at 5:25 PM 
I'm a nanny. I make 5 dollars an hour 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Plus my extra school work. I have NO extra time. :D

Mathax
Posted at: Jun 27, 2008 at 8:28 PM 
When do you get out of school?

Josiah T.
Posted at: Jun 28, 2008 at 4:33 AM 
haha... I'm a computer tech. I make $8/hour plus a $5 commission on every hour that I actually spend working on a customer's comp. Business has been ridiculously, uh, busy the last couple weeks, so I've been working more then I'm supposed to. I pretty much have no extra time either, because I'm taking a summer class...

Katie
Posted at: Jul 1, 2008 at 10:10 AM 
*decides to be nice and not comment on Josiah's apparent lack of time and the reasons given for said lack*
:-P ;-)

Mathax
Posted at: Jul 1, 2008 at 1:58 PM 
Something called IM?

Hannah
Posted at: Jul 1, 2008 at 5:23 PM 
School ended a couple of weeks ago. I'm going through the summer just cuz. :D

Hannah
Posted at: Jul 1, 2008 at 5:23 PM 
It feels so weird to be a Junior. I can't believe it. The past years have gone by SO fast.

Josiah T.
Posted at: Jul 1, 2008 at 7:15 PM 
Hmm... IE 8 looks exactly the same as IE 7... Not that I care. I usually just use Firefox anyway... :-P

Mathax
Posted at: Jul 5, 2008 at 5:16 PM 
Does IE 8 have a spell checker?

Josiah T.
Posted at: Jul 5, 2008 at 5:38 PM 
asdlfasdfsd.... nope, but it's running ridiculously slow on my comp... :-P

Mathax
Posted at: Jul 30, 2008 at 4:03 PM 
I GAWT MY PERMIT. Whahoo

Josiah T.
Posted at: Aug 2, 2008 at 4:21 PM 
*rolls eyes* ho boy...

Mathax
Posted at: Aug 10, 2008 at 3:54 PM 
The :P appears 146 times in the writing and comments on this site. :P

Hannah
Posted at: Aug 10, 2008 at 8:41 PM 
Wow, you seriously counted that? You have WAY too much time on your hands. :P 147 :D

Mathax
Posted at: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:30 AM 
No, I did a Google search and counted the results.

Hannah
Posted at: Aug 11, 2008 at 2:34 PM 
Lol. Ok.

Josiah T.
Posted at: Aug 11, 2008 at 4:46 PM 
Found this online today...


This is a bricklayer's accident report that was printed in the newsletter of the English equivalent of the Workers' Compensation Board. So here, thanks to John Sedgwick, is this Bricklayer's report.

Dear Sir;

I am writing in response to your request for additional information in Block #3 of the accident reporting form. I put "Poor Planning" as the cause of my accident. You asked for a more complete explanation and I trust the following details will be sufficient.

I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was working alone on the roof of a new six-story building. When I completed my work, I found I had some bricks left over which, when weighed later, were found to weigh 240 lbs. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley which was attached to the side of the building at the sixth floor.

Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out, and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went down and untied the rope, holding it tightly to insure a slow descent of the 240 lbs of bricks. You will note on the accident reporting form that my weight is 135 lbs.

Due to my surprise at being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rapid rate up the side of the building.

In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel which was now proceeding downward at an equally impressive speed. This explains the fractured skull, minor abrasions, and the broken collarbone, as listed in Section 3, accident reporting form.

Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley which I mentioned in Paragraph 2 of this correspondence. Fortunately, by this time I had regained my presence of mind and was able to hold tightly to the rope, in spite of the excruciating pain I was now beginning to experience.

At approximately the same time however, the barrel of bricks hit the ground and the bottom fell out of the barrel. Now devoid of the weight of the bricks, the barrel weighed approximately 50 lbs.

I refer you again to my weight. As you might imagine, I began a rapid descent down the side of the building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming up. This accounts for the two fractured ankles, broken tooth and severe lacerations of my legs and lower body.

Here my luck began to change slightly. The encounter with the barrel seemed to slow me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell into the pile of bricks and fortunately only three vertebrae were cracked.

I am sorry to report, however, as I lay there on the pile of bricks, in pain, unable to move and watching the empty barrel six stories above me, I again lost my composure and presence of mind and let go of the rope.


:D
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