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Tolya Ugajin

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  1. I barely notice anything negative. I'm not one who goes out for entertainment very often, and thus far my normal stores (Home Depot, grocer, even the flower store nearby) are all open for business. I'm saving a ton on gas (even without the prices dropping) and I'm getting better at working from home by using a checklist - complete an item, go screw around a bit, complete an item, screw around some more. Other than not being able to visit my mother, no complaints personally.
  2. I find rabbits fed a diet of organic mixed greens, including herbs like oregano and rosemary, taste the best, far better than wild rabbits. Pan fry with a nice garlic and red wine sauce, and serve with some oven roasted red potatoes. Yum.
  3. Oh, yeah, it would have the opposite effect for chicks. Very good point. Maybe "Sure, I'll Peg You"?
  4. Create your own group. Make the owner title, "Sorry, Masturbating". Everyone will leave you alone as long as you wear that tag.
  5. Tolya's name will never change, inworld or on the Forum. Oh, and if you ever play backgammon on an airplane's entertainment system and see "Tolya", that's me in RL.
  6. Here, let me educate you: "There are, however, circumstances under the CARES Act in which specific, credible health concerns could require an individual to quit his or her job and thereby make the individual eligible for PUA. For example, an individual may be eligible for PUA if he or she was diagnosed with COVID-19 by a qualified medical professional, and although the individual no longer has COVID-19, the illness caused health complications that render the individual objectively unable to perform his or her essential job functions, with or without a reasonable accommodation" "As a
  7. The same thing I do every day OK not that - sitting around SL, computer games, binge watch Star Trek: Enterprise, hopefully some time with my girl, and, oh yeah, "work from home".
  8. I'm feeling bummed. The storms last night knocked out power for the city one of our call centers is in, so almost none of those employees can work from home. We have generators at the office, but we can't let them come in due to Covid. Mother Nature is being a very naughty girl.
  9. You just described every politician since Augustus Caesar. If it was so useless, why was it closed?
  10. I have it all planned out. Hit my local dive for breakfast. Then drive to the landscape supply place for field stone. Then find a book store, even if I have to go all the way to the airport (45 minutes, they have a great used book store inside), and buy like 10 books. Then a haircut at the mall, where I'll get some shoes and have lunch in the food court. Taco F'ing Bell, I miss you so much!
  11. Opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one and they all stink. (He also used excuses instead of opinions. Dad liked to reduce, reuse, and recycle material) Everyone is useful for something. Some are only useful as doorstops and landfill. You might be an exception. If you don't shave that, I'll shave it (with a cigarette lighter). I'll cut your hair. Go get the hedge trimmer. He couldn't find his balls with both hands. Even a blind squirrel can find his nuts. You couldn't fight your way out of a wet paper bag, even if you had a scissors. If brains were
  12. I guess I miss sheepshead games at lunch, that's about it. I'll miss the frequent flyer miles when I want to take my next vacation.
  13. Personally, I'm not good working at home. I'm too easily distracted. I'm great working from a hotel room, but when the feral cats come begging at my back door, or if I flip on the TV while taking a little break, I'm toast. Fortunately, other than knowing I'm answering phones and emails and IM's quickly, my boss has no way of knowing how unproductive I am
  14. There's no need to be gentle. I don't break 😛 As I've pointed out, most people do not yet know the details of how the unemployment rules work, as they haven't even been fully implemented. Once it becomes more widely known, it seems unlikely someone would keep working for $12/hr when they could collect $15/hr on unemployment. It wouldn't be a logical decision. For some reason, I keep getting accused of demeaning people for saying many are likely take the logical course of action. But, then, humans are often irrational. Even before the new unemployment generosity came out, 6% of pr
  15. My (largely female, most with kids) administrative staff have been clamoring for work from home arrangements for years, and their department managers have given them the same lame excuses for years (largely because the truth is they don't trust people to work from home and can't be bothered to actually measure performance in any meaningful way). Now, they look like idiots because 98% of them are working from home just fine and the business hasn't come to a crashing halt. When this is over, it's going to be impossible to hide the fact that not only did it work, it worked on short notice. Hop
  16. Globalization is quite a loaded word these days, generally hated by everyone who uses it. Certainly SL as a force for social globalization is minimal but there is some, limited to the few thousand people who regularly use it to interact in any meaningful way with people from other countries. It's force for political globalization is nil. For economic globalization, nearly nil. I wound Maddie's comment about being potentially a negative force interesting. Certainly there are dark corners of SL where anti-globalists of the Trump and Rand Paul stripes congregate, and plenty more of the
  17. Actual footage of Tolya, hard at work in RL: Funny thing is, I cannot get to dlibert.com due to my company laptop's firewall, yet I can go to Google and view the comics randomly all day long. I can do the same with porn images as well. Apparently I saved too much money when I hired a grossly underqualified IT Security Manager.
  18. Mae West said that? I had no idea. But, thanks to google, I can get it right: "Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."
  19. It's OK, I'm not the nicest guy, so I apologize as well. I'd give you a big hug, but that's how sexual harassment claims begin 😛
  20. I accept your apology. I do not mean to belittle anyone, and I'm not devaluing people when I say their jobs are easily automated, I'm simply stating the facts as I see them. When I was young, my first job was at McDonald's. I worked with a gentleman in his early 70's, Marty. We worked together for several years, and he was like a non-ahole father to me (my old man made tough love seem like a velvet glove, and teenage boys seldom appreciate fathers who are tough). Marty didn't work because he had to, he worked because retirement was boring. I always knew my dad worked a lot, but I nev
  21. When faced with a choice between two evils, try the one you haven't tried before
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