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11-16-2012, 09:40 AM
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Very cool. Where did you get them? I'm looking for something like this that won't break the bank. I know, good luck with that
Betsy...I just got these from Payless





but they have these... that i might go get...



they werent that expensive.

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11-16-2012, 09:49 AM
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Today I "directed" and "produced" my first ever live show for TV

Granted it was just a show for my introductory TV class, and it will only be on my schools channels, but still it was pretty cool yet intimidating

You can fast forward to about 13 seconds in. It is supposed to look like a terribly unprepared public access TV show where the host has no idea what he is doing and its produced on a 5 dollar budget

Its not perfect but its my first time producing my own show so I figured id post it (thats not me by the way)

The end is just all black too so dont watch til the very end haha
1:16-1:21 total cheese-whiz

The guy kinda reminds me of this dude I work with.


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11-16-2012, 10:05 AM
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Zappos! They weren't cheap, but they weren't $300 like some of the other pairs I was looking at.
I will have to check them out. I've looked at other pairs like this but yeah, 275-300 bucks a pair.

I'd sooner spend that kind of money on Bruins tix...oh wait....

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11-16-2012, 10:06 AM
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Betsy...I just got these from Payless





but they have these... that i might go get...



they werent that expensive.
Swwwwwwwweeet! My sister raves about Payless but since you've put in a good work for them I'll definitely be checking them out too

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11-16-2012, 10:08 AM
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You gals should check Kohl's for boots of that ilk. Casey was looking at a pair almost identical to what Kate bought. I don't think she ended up buying them though, I forget

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Swwwwwwwweeet! My sister raves about Payless but since you've put in a good work for them I'll definitely be checking them out too
I dont usually shop there...i find the stuff a little "young"....but the suede ones caught my eye and the price did too.

now I have to go get those others...

check em out

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11-16-2012, 10:45 AM
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I have a really hard time finding boots at normal stores, I have monster calves from skating so much as a kid. I need to find wide shaft (heeeeeeey-o), and brick and mortar stores just don't have a great selection.

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I have a really hard time finding boots at normal stores, I have monster calves from skating so much as a kid. I need to find wide shaft (heeeeeeey-o), and brick and mortar stores just don't have a great selection.
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I dont usually shop there...i find the stuff a little "young"....but the suede ones caught my eye and the price did too.

now I have to go get those others...

check em out
Well LSC's motto has always been...."If there's grass on the infield, play ball!"

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11-16-2012, 12:27 PM
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And here he is right on cue

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I have a really hard time finding boots at normal stores, I have monster calves from skating so much as a kid. I need to find wide shaft (heeeeeeey-o), and brick and mortar stores just don't have a great selection.
I have the same problem with my calves too. Also my feet are long & wide so shoe shopping is always an adventure.

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I have the same problem with my calves too. Also my feet are long & wide so shoe shopping is always an adventure.
You rang?

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Is this you?

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I just treated myself and bought these. I am excited!

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Betsy...I just got these from Payless





but they have these... that i might go get...



they werent that expensive.
Regardless of where you got them, boots look best...








on the bedroom floor!

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Update on the home buying/selling.

Our buyers were kinda backed into a corner, cuz their window to back out had passed, plus there was verbiage in the contract explicitly stating that since we came down so much on price already we weren't taking anything else off or doing any work based on what happened during the inspection. Technically they could have backed out based on the radon results, but they waited too long and now they have no recourse as far as I know. So they got a quote for it that was 1200, we found a guy that will do it for 950, so they're using our guy and paying themselves. WIN!

As far as our future house, it's still just flat ground at the moment. We got an updated P&S from the builder's attorneys today and there's tons of stuff that doesn't add up. I have a ton of questions I need cleared up before I sign, such as who pays for light fixtures, bath/kitchen fixtures, is there a specific $ amount for an appliance allowance or are they included, does that include washer and dryer, will HVAC be supplied to the finished basement, and just some general questions about subfloors (upstairs and in the cellar) and the water proofing/vapor barriers in the cellar. The contract mentions almost all of it, but it's extremely vague and some of it is completely opposite (in some cases for the better, some for the worse) of what we were told in the recent past. We shall see!

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So I have two job offers that I need to decide between over the weekend.

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So I have two job offers that I need to decide between over the weekend.
Negotiate more coin! Highest bid + bennies takes it.

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Negotiate more coin! Highest bid + bennies takes it.
How different can the $$ and bennies be between McDonald's and Burger king?


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Negotiate more coin! Highest bid + bennies takes it.
That's the idea. though the bennies are a little tough to compare, because one side is kinda weird with time off. I think I can do it though.

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How different can the $$ and bennies be between McDonald's and Burger king?

BK Fries are WAAAAY better!

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That's the idea. though the bennies are a little tough to compare, because one side is kinda weird with time off. I think I can do it though.
As long as it's fair, I don't focus in PTO nearly as much as I look at insurance and other perks. For example, a lot of places in Boston offer discounted MBTA passes AND they're taken out pre-tax. May not sound all that cool, but for those using the commuter rail it can mean a difference between 300 and 200, or even less!

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So I have two job offers that I need to decide between over the weekend.
******* or handjob. Whatever it takes to get the promotion, huh?

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BK Fries are WAAAAY better!
You're out of your right mind.

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As long as it's fair, I don't focus in PTO nearly as much as I look at insurance and other perks. For example, a lot of places in Boston offer discounted MBTA passes AND they're taken out pre-tax. May not sound all that cool, but for those using the commuter rail it can mean a difference between 300 and 200, or even less!
Not to pee on your parade...

There's a maximum per month that your employer can deduct pre-tax for public transportation ($125). Any paycheck contributions made to a T pass after $125 is deducted post-tax.

In addition, you can deduct public transportation on your taxes, up to the max of $1,500 annually. There is no tax benefit available from ordering a pass through a corporate program or a Section 132 plan (FSA) that you can't get when doing your own taxes.

Obviously an employer contribution is a huge benefits, if you have an employer that discounts the cost -- but that's increasingly rare. Also, the convenience of having it withheld from your paycheck and earmarked for a pass is nice, especially if you get your pass directly through work or via a debit card that's pre-loaded with your FSA contributions.

I just feel like the pre-tax benefit that companies try to sell is a farce. It pisses me off.

And that's your nerdy HR moment for the day.

ETA: don't discount PTO, even if you don't have the opportunity to take much time over the year. You can usually cash it out when you leave the job, so thats $$ in your pocket.

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You're out of your right mind.



Not to pee on your parade...

There's a maximum per month that your employer can deduct pre-tax for public transportation ($125). Any paycheck contributions made to a T pass after $125 is deducted post-tax.

In addition, you can deduct public transportation on your taxes, up to the max of $1,500 annually. There is no tax benefit available from ordering a pass through a corporate program or a Section 132 plan (FSA) that you can't get when doing your own taxes.

Obviously an employer contribution is a huge benefits, if you have an employer that discounts the cost -- but that's increasingly rare. Also, the convenience of having it withheld from your paycheck and earmarked for a pass is nice, especially if you get your pass directly through work or via a debit card that's pre-loaded with your FSA contributions.

I just feel like the pre-tax benefit that companies try to sell is a farce. It pisses me off.

And that's your nerdy HR moment for the day.

ETA: don't discount PTO, even if you don't have the opportunity to take much time over the year. You can usually cash it out when you leave the job, so thats $$ in your pocket.
ok, so 300 to 175...if that's the max we're talking. That's still 1500 bucks over the course of a year that you get in solid increments each month. I'll take it.

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