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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2007, 05:26:24 pm »
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...and playing computer games at 25.

And what is wrong with that? I presume most of the people on this message-board are somewhat similarly inclined... and there's nothing wrong with "polishing your degree", either...

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they're the kind of friend that you like hanging around but once you're no longer living near them they sort of 'disapear'

I'd agree with lukipela here... I found the same thing when I first moved, but just try and get over it and be glad that some of them stay in touch. I use spam emails liberally, and while the stony-cold silences may indicate otherwise, I think most of them are listening. New friends are also good.

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What sort of chemistry?

Natural products isolation/structure elucidation, mostly.

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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2007, 09:16:18 am »
And what is wrong with that? I presume most of the people on this message-board are somewhat similarly inclined... and there's nothing wrong with "polishing your degree", either...

Indeed, I am guilty of failing to be specific. What I meant was, I have several friends who are 25/26 whose only hobby is to play computer games. In themselves, games are great. But if you do nothing else, and never socialise with people except for when you play games, something is wrong. I used to play a lot. When I was in my early teens, I could rack up quite a few hours a day, not to mention the weekends. But I don't think spending all your time in front of a game is a healthy thing whern you pass a certain age. there is a whole world out there.

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I'd agree with lukipela here... I found the same thing when I first moved, but just try and get over it and be glad that some of them stay in touch. I use spam emails liberally, and while the stony-cold silences may indicate otherwise, I think most of them are listening. New friends are also good.

And as I said, just be glad for the time you spend with them. It doesn't make it any less real that you wont know them in 10+ years.

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Natural products isolation/structure elucidation, mostly.

And when that is done, where do you intend to look for work? I n the US, or elsewhere? Do you have a significant other who influences where you're going? Do you feel happy with life? enquiring minds wish to know.
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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2007, 07:57:18 pm »
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And when that is done, where do you intend to look for work? In the US, or elsewhere? Do you have a significant other who influences where you're going? Do you feel happy with life? enquiring minds wish to know.

The Kohr-Ah version:

Ireland. Elsewhere. Yes. Sure.

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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2007, 11:09:13 am »
Not much of a talker, are you?
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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2007, 07:06:37 pm »
I've been positively verbose recently, relatively speaking...

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And when that is done, where do you intend to look for work? In the US, or elsewhere? Do you have a significant other who influences where you're going? Do you feel happy with life? enquiring minds wish to know.

Ireland, as that is where the significant other is currently located. It's definitely a big influence, as the long distance thing is getting pretty old right now. But there's a couple of decent groups over there I wouldn't mind working in. Nothing against the US (except for all the rednecks/racists/hippies/foreigners/soda-drinkers), and I wouldn't rule out going back in the future. As for being happy, sure, I've got a job, an SO, and the weather's nice... what more could one want (apart from the aforementioned)?

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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2007, 08:38:21 am »
  A lifetime's supply of soda?

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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2007, 11:27:10 am »
My... shall we say... "powers of persuasion"...

Case in point, if I can manage to get a girl to fall in love with me what CAN'T I do?!
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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2007, 01:31:52 pm »
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A lifetime's supply of soda?

I'm a foreigner. We don't drink that shit, you know.

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My... shall we say... "powers of persuasion"...

Which are effectively useless given your.. how did Lukipela put it... "effective castration"? And would be equally useless to me, should I wish to remain as honest and upstanding as ever.

Okay, so there's plenty of things I could want, you overly literal knobs, but generally speaking, I don't. Or not much, anyhow.
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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2007, 01:50:03 pm »
I've been positively verbose recently, relatively speaking..
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Ireland, as that is where the significant other is currently located.

And when currently ends, where will she be going?

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It's definitely a big influence, as the long distance thing is getting pretty old right now. But there's a couple of decent groups over there I wouldn't mind working in. Nothing against the US (except for all the rednecks/racists/hippies/foreigners/soda-drinkers), and I wouldn't rule out going back in the future.

So if you go back, will you go together then?

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As for being happy, sure, I've got a job, an SO, and the weather's nice... what more could one want (apart from the aforementioned)?

I've known plenty of people who aren't smart enough to be happy even though thye've got it good. Glad to see that you are.
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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2007, 01:58:04 pm »
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And when currently ends, where will she be going?

Wherever the wind blows us. Or at least where the jobs are...

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So if you go back, will you go together then?

I bloody hope so

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Glad to see that you are.

I'm, like, super intelligent. Or drunk. Never saw the point of being miserable.

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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2007, 10:19:08 am »
Wherever the wind blows us. Or at least where the jobs are...

So does she work in the same field, or does she do something completely different?

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I'm, like, super intelligent. Or drunk. Never saw the point of being miserable.

An amazing amount of people do though. They're not paid enough, or they lack some special gadget (ultron?) that would make them happy, or whatever. There are thousands of reasons to be unhappy.
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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2007, 10:20:38 am »
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An amazing amount of people do though

To be fair, there's alot of people in the world who do have good reason to be unhappy (poverty/war/famine/the usual), and fortunately I'm not one of them. But many who have life pretty good seem to invent reasons to be unhappy, many of which don't seem very good to me. Perhaps it's part of the human condition. Maybe I've just got naturally high dopamine/seratonin (or whatever, I'm not a bloody neurobiologist) levels.

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So does she work in the same field, or does she do something completely different?

Same sort of thing, or close enough anyhow: electrochemistry. Trying to find two scientific jobs at the same time in the same place is a laugh a minute.

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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2007, 12:47:04 pm »
Hmmh, dropped out of college after 2 years, now I went and entered Vocational school. Studying electronics, hoping one day to build a working railgun. Quess I became a nutter, then.
Also started drinking once or twice in a month.

Where am I headed to? Who knows. With 19 years of age, my life is only about to truly begin.
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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2007, 02:53:20 pm »
  Ahhh, to be nineteen, in vocational school... 

  ...instead of thirty, in vocational school...   :P

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Re: Where are you heading?
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2007, 07:41:28 am »
Welcome back. When you say vocational school that is ammattikoulu right? Well, lukio isn't for everyone. In my line of work I meet a lot of vocational school dudes, and they are always busy and earn a lot of money, so on that front your probably set.

Minor update: I've been informed that my place is being transformed from time based (8 months) to indefinite (until we fire you), which is nice. Nice is also the fact that this means a pay rise. Also nice is the fact that my girlfriend will be returning in August rather than October, as she's been offered much better work here.

So all in all, life is pretty good.
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