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Totally not MT related, but where is the new season of Fear Factor on NBC? nm

Posted By: Looking for new fall line up :) on 2005-10-10
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Fear Factor is a like being an MT.
Has anyone been following Psycho Fear Factor?
I don't think the Bates Hotel looks all that bad - in fact it looks a lot like MY house! So far I think the worst torture was having that newly divorced couple sleep in the same bed! I guess they signed up for the show B4 they knew divorce wuz pending, LOL.
No, that's next week's Psycho MT Fear Factor.
With FranQ substituting 4 Joe Rogan.
I don't watch fear factor. They abuse animals. I also have better
stuff to do with my time then watch someone eat pig intestines.
RE: totally not MT related
What a childish attitude. The woman is not seeing your husband, nor is she interested as per your post, so why would it upset you? Your best option would be to put it out of your mind and consider placing your anger at something more important.
Totally not MT-related, but need advice
My old crockpot (have had it for 20+ years) needs to be replaced. It seems to work fine but the plastic lid is totally cracked. It's probably losing heat because of this, so I would like to get a new one. I know there are some folks on here who use their crockpots a lot and was hoping for a little advice. I was thinking about getting a programmable one. I don't really NEED it, since I'm at home working anyway, but wonder if it offers any advantages over the regular kind. I would probably get the 5-quart model. Any feedback would be appreciated. TIA.
I've got a totally non-MT related issue that I need advice on. SM

Several years ago the husband of a friend of mine made a pass at me.  When I was married we would get together with my friend and her husband to play cards and stuff like that.  Her husband made a blatant pass at me, basically called me one night and asked me if I wanted to.... well you get the idea.  After that I basically avoided going over to their house to play cards and we stopped getting together so often.  I never told my friend because she is one of those who thinks the sun rises and sets on her husband's behind.  Women have called her in the past and claimed to have slept with him and she has basically said they were liars and believed everything her husband said.  I figured she wouldn't believe me and it would basically ruin our friendship.

Long story short, I ended up moving to another state and so the issue became a nonissue.  Recently, I have separated from my husband and have moved back to the area where I'm from and where my friend and her husband live.  She has basically started calling me and wanting me to come over again and stuff.  Now, because I'm basically single, I am REALLY uncomfortable going over to her house.  I've accepted her invitation a couple of times, but I just can't stand to be in the same room as her husband.  It just makes me angry to look at him, so smug and just full of himself, like he's gotten away with something.

Anyway, my friend invited me to dinner this weekend and I decided to say no.  She just called me and I told her that I have to plan my daughter's birthday party (which is true) and maybe some other time.  Well, she was very short with me on the phone and basically hung up on me.  Telling me that if I don't want to be friends, I should at least tell her to her face.

So now I don't know what to do or say.  I want to be her friend, but I loathe her husband.  What should I do?  Asking her to do stuff without her husband doesn't work because she does EVERYTHING with him.  She can't go to the grocery store without taking him with her.  I feel very guilty right now, like I've hurt her feelings and I don't know what to do.

Totally not MT related but lots of smart people here for advice, I hope.
My son had a girlfriend some 8 years ago, she ran off with another guy to another state and it really didn't hurt my feelings at all.  They had gone through a lot in the less than a year that they were together including my son helping her cope with a rape trauma that she had been through.  I wish truly I could remember the number of months between the rape and her leaving, but I felt it was a short time.  That really doesn't matter, but 5 years ago this girl sent an e-mail telling us our son was the possible father of her child "you do the math" but she "really thinks the other guy is the father."  My son called her and she was going to send paperwork but never did.  Now jump forward to yesterday, my son gets notified via phone that she's looking for him, that she has his daughter, and we're really not sure what to do.  The girl does not know where we or my son lives but knows the general area.  I'm afraid she'll just show up on my doorstep one day but my son doesn't live here anymore, he's a man with a life of his own.  What would you do?  Does anyone know the legality of all this?
Fear of change is worse than fear of not being able to pay your bills? nm
Not MT related, but pet dog related. See message.
I have a 5 year old Maltese dog who has always been a great sleeper at night. He has always slept on my bed next to me and never budged all night. Last week he started to wake up shivering and panting in the early morning and could not settle back down and would just jump off the bed and go off somewhere else to sleep. Now he starts this shivering and panting as soon as the light goes off in the bedroom but instead of jumping off and going off on his own, he just stays there next to me and keeps sivering and panting and is unable to fall asleep. He's perfectly normal otherwise during the day and sleeps fine during the day, behaves normally and is eating and drinking normally. I called the vet and she thought he was having nightmares. But I'm not so sure. Last night when I went to bed and the light was on for about 15 minutes he was quiet and comfortable lying next to me. As soon as the light went off he started the shivering and the panting and could not go to sleep. Anywone gone throught this before? Should I be worried about his health?
Factor V Leiden.nm
$$ is my motivating factor......nm
Need is not a factor in this game. (see m)
There is absolutely no point to having a game at all if you are going to give the money to whoever "needs" it.

It's a competition, pure and simple. Sometimes wealthier people are wealthier for a reason: they are competitive. But I definitely believe that in no way ever should need be considered. That just completely detracts from the spirit of the game.
OTC or Rx is not the deciding factor. sm
As the other posters said, the deciding factor on capitalization is whether it is a brand name or a generic. There are prescription meds that are capped (Nexium), and prescription meds that are not capped (esomeprazole). There are OTC meds that are capped (Tylenol) and OTC meds that are not capped (ibuprofen).
don't forget to factor in...
the cost of working outside of the home, such as gas, wardrobe, etc., when making your decision.
Simon calls that the X factor....
thanks, i will make it THE deciding factor also.
i'm just going to hang in there. i had some email replies for reassurance also.
I think mismanagement is a HUGE factor, here!
How annoying. What is it with the flaky factor?

Not transcription related but I am trying to get volunteers to help with a big community theater project and I don't know how many times I get the "oh yeah I will definitely be there blah blah" and I end up with mostly no-shows!!! I mean I know it's volunteer but why lie? If they don't want to, just $%#^ SAY SO..  Can't imagine people doing that to a real job, what idiots. 

Distance is a factor but box OP refers to sm

makes a difference as well. I have been in this house for 10 years, and while we are probably 2 miles at most down the "line," we are unable to get DSL because the equipment and lines to our house are old and outdated. We didn't even have caller ID until about 6 years ago when they finally updated the box for this area. We are on a dirt road and were told recently that they will not be putting in DSL here, and the only way we will get high-speed is if we see them laying fiberoptic cable. We thought we might get lucky a couple of years ago when they started putting in 1000 houses across from us, but with the housing bust, that has been derailed also. So for now, I will have to be happy with my Sprint EVDO service.

it's 108 in Indio, CA, but a mere 100 with the windchill factor! :o) NM
Hot city!
Never fear, Sandy, because....
your little "problem" meeting TAT is quickly becoming solved with too much overstaffing, etc. among companies. This appears to be just YOUR problem. I would find it extremely hard to believe that an MT would deliberately try to undermine you by not working her committed work schedule. Goodness, all of this "craziness" because of one innocent question by Julia.
I am a single mom and have this fear every day
But, because I have to pay the bills, I cannot sit around. So I work 2 full-time jobs. I am eying my employee job carefully, b/c if it ever slows to the point where I cannot make rent, I will work 3 jobs and then let the 1 go which is faltering. Unfortuantely, I have been through what is happening to you but I was in a marriage. When I had to go out on my own, I realized how a person has to be secure in a job for all kinds of reasons, not just bills but self-esteem. I cannot tell you what to do nor is it my place to do so, I can only tell you where I have been and where I am now. Even if I had the ability to sit around and wait for work, I would not do it. I would first communicate and ask for full-time work. If no response I'd get a second or third job and do all until the time comes where I can judge which is the most consistent to pay bills. This is even if I did not have much sleep and raising a child alone. I am doing this now, and it is difficult, but I would rather lose sleep with a roof over my head and a good self-esteem, than sit and wait for work and let it eat on my bills and my confidence.
Sorry for the long note. Hope it helps. Good luck to you whatever you decide. PS: Listen to your heart.
Have you set the foot pedal up in your software. Not doing so can be a major factor in why SM
won't work.  I know lots of people who just plugged the foot pedal into the computer but never set it up in the software and they had the same problems that you are having. 
Wow, let's see, I remember when we could play outside without fear SM
and stayed outside and played from morning until night (we only came home for supper)...

When you could be a blue-collar worker and expect to make a living wage, and keep the same job all your adult life...

When going to the movies for 50 cents and sitting in the balcony was fun...

When you could say something without fear of offending someone and getting sued...

Ah, I remember...
I fear what the future holds too...
Those three beautiful souls growing up thinking this is the normal way to live. Call your family today and start planning to leave this creep. It won't be the easiest thing you've ever done, but it will be the smartest.
Not to discount your fear right now, but didn't her doc

advise her that the risks involved with surgery would include perforation of organs, and other complications, including death. Medicine is unfortunately an inexact science, and doctors are, after all, only human. May not be a clear cut case of malpractice, may "merely" be an unfortunate complication.

I've seen many people rush into a lawsuit, only to have their lives and money consumed by them, to find out they don't understand legal concept of malpractice and even if malpractice, if the insurance company has a better lawyer, you can lose anyway.

For now, I would focus my energy on praying rather than suing...



Saying you have to be "professional" to not fear about loss of a job
means all the people sending in posts about outsourcing, losing their jobs, worried about the possibility of such, are nonprofessional. I think this reaches a lot more MTs than just the "nonprofessionals." I hear their fears and know what it is, have been there before. I appreciate the post on my behalf and hope anger management is on hand for those who apparently cannot handle it. My goodness, just think about the season if nothing else...
I fear you tried the company out of Chicago?
Line rate isn't the only factor -- your lines/hour average is key, too.
Even at 7 cpl, keeping about 275 lines/hour average keeps you at $19.25 an hour and that is $40,000 a year.

It is a myriad of factors involved. You have to have the knowledge, be decisive, self-sufficient and very focused. Then, you need to negotiate as high a base rate as you can and look toward the incentive plan to increase your paycheck.

With our incentive, it was not worth it if I couldn't hit high lines in a day. So, I changed my schedule to hit those lines.

I am tired after my work days but having the 4 days a week off and a good income makes it worth it for me. It allows me to spend my days off doing things I want to.

The first season...
comes out on DVD on Valentine's Day. What a great gift that would make! I don't watch much TV myself, but I try to never miss an episode of Grey's Anatomy or House.
i go through it too - hopefully the season where
you live is almost over - thank goodness mine is - hope you feel better soon!
Forgot to mention - kids need fear of someone or something sm
that is my job as a mom, to make them fear authority and always try to do the right thing! I don't care how big they are, and my one son is 6'3" tall and weighs 250 lbs, I will still kick his ass and he knows it!
don't cheat yourself out a really good experience just because of fear...sm
I went to Africa in January to volunteer in a medical clinic for 18 days. Talk about leaving your comfort zone. There were two nights in particular where I really, really, really wished I wasn't there.  But turned out to be a profoundly life changing experience. The word is "feel the fear but do it anyway."
Not old but........Primal Fear! Excellent movie.
Complacency and fear of rocking the boat is a big

favorite season


My season is definitely fall.  I am up here in northern Maine and it is so pretty with the leaves changing, etc.  Of course then comes all the snow - and I don't even mind the cold or the snow but since I am getting to be "old and brittle" I am scared of the ice.  However, I really am looking forward to October. 


Season 2 out on DVD Aug 30th!
Recap for the first season (sm)
It really is a great show. Love the chemistry on the show between the cast & the story line is never boring. Can't wait until next week!
I have only been at this for about a year so this is my first tax season as an IC..how much SM
income do you have to report as earnings or do you have to report everything? My first job was with a company that was really really hateful. I only made 60-70 dollars from them and then I quit. Do I have to claim that as taxable income or not? I go to H&R block and they charge per form that you turn in...that would bite to pay 100 bucks to claim 60 or 70!!! Thanks for the input!
I think this entire season is going to be -
while he is in the hospital and how the business continues without him.  We won't know if he makes it until the last episode.  Gotta feelin' he won't.  The show will die with him.  - 
funny cuz I think this season was....NM

ER t.v. show; is season done?

The last one I saw was the shootout and have not seen any since.  Did I miss one or was that it for the season?  (If I missed one don't tell me what happens.)  Thanks!

I do too, but the season premier was a let down.
I'm with your son, although my faves are SF Rockstar and SF Sobe No Fear. VROOOM ... lol nm

My biggest fear of doing my own file or someone else I knew doing it would be to hear

the dreaded words "obese female" and "looks older than stated age!"  UGH!!!!

I find they give the best, meticulous pt care by far. Why do you fear?
Their control obviously isn't putting fear in those that abuse the information though. nm
Give me any season that the temperature is

75 or below all the time and I love it. I don't like hot weather and can stand the cold much better. After all, I can always put on enough clothes to stay warm but I can't necessarily take off enough (not legally, anyway, LOL) to get cool.

Anyone who would watch this season again would be masochist!
another hint for loney this season

After your little one gets off to school, head for the nearest Mc'D's or Burger King..lot's of nice working guys stop in for breakfast on a regular basis. 

My sister actually met her new hubby by doing this and he gathers with his buddies every morning.  He is an awsome guy and of course, working