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« Reply #6030 on: November 11, 2012, 03:49:40 PM »
I just have to ask this. Dad and I had a laugh talking about this.

Earlier this year, he got married in Second Life, a virtual online world. Next year, he will be marrying her in real life. He wanted to know if he was doing an etiquette blunder of having two weddings.

Sadly I was unable to attend the first wedding and I hope to make the second. They live several thousand miles from each other and plan on a Vegas wedding in the middle.

Virtual?  To me that means it's not real.  So he had a not real wedding in a not real world.  And he's wondering if his real wedding is not etiquettely correct?  Am I missing something here?

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« Reply #6031 on: November 11, 2012, 03:54:00 PM »
I just have to ask this. Dad and I had a laugh talking about this.

Earlier this year, he got married in Second Life, a virtual online world. Next year, he will be marrying her in real life. He wanted to know if he was doing an etiquette blunder of having two weddings.

Sadly I was unable to attend the first wedding and I hope to make the second. They live several thousand miles from each other and plan on a Vegas wedding in the middle.

Virtual?  To me that means it's not real.  So he had a not real wedding in a not real world.  And he's wondering if his real wedding is not etiquettely correct?  Am I missing something here?

I think Doll Fiend's dad is just joking.

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« Reply #6032 on: November 11, 2012, 03:55:35 PM »
I just have to ask this. Dad and I had a laugh talking about this.

Earlier this year, he got married in Second Life, a virtual online world. Next year, he will be marrying her in real life. He wanted to know if he was doing an etiquette blunder of having two weddings.

Sadly I was unable to attend the first wedding and I hope to make the second. They live several thousand miles from each other and plan on a Vegas wedding in the middle.

Virtual?  To me that means it's not real.  So he had a not real wedding in a not real world.  And he's wondering if his real wedding is not etiquettely correct?  Am I missing something here?

I think Doll Fiend's dad is just joking.

I would hope so, but Doll Fiend said she couldn't attend the "first wedding."  But there wasn't a first wedding.  It wasn't real life. 

Is this a joke or what?

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« Reply #6033 on: November 11, 2012, 05:20:17 PM »
I just have to ask this. Dad and I had a laugh talking about this.

Earlier this year, he got married in Second Life, a virtual online world. Next year, he will be marrying her in real life. He wanted to know if he was doing an etiquette blunder of having two weddings.

Sadly I was unable to attend the first wedding and I hope to make the second. They live several thousand miles from each other and plan on a Vegas wedding in the middle.

Virtual?  To me that means it's not real.  So he had a not real wedding in a not real world.  And he's wondering if his real wedding is not etiquettely correct?  Am I missing something here?

I think Doll Fiend's dad is just joking.

I would hope so, but Doll Fiend said she couldn't attend the "first wedding."  But there wasn't a first wedding.  It wasn't real life. 

Is this a joke or what?

Yes, it's a joke.  She couldn't attend the first wedding because it was online in a virtual game; that's part of the joke.

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« Reply #6034 on: November 11, 2012, 05:33:19 PM »
Has anyone else ever gone to law (or grad) school and finally "hit the wall", so to speak, of feeling genuinely stupid? I get the material we're covering in class. I did well on my midterm, but legal writing is killing me. My professor probably thinks that I'm unteachable at this point. I've also heard that a lot of people start out their first year feeling this way, but right now I'm having to force myself through another memo that I'll be embarrassed to turn in. I feel like putting a disclaimer or attaching a copy of my LSAT score to try and prove that I am not as stupid as the words I've strung together on the page.

I went though the same thing at uni.  It's okay, it's certainly not uncommon and you will be just fine.  Just keep plodding along until you break through.

Is there any way an older student could guve you some extra tuition or something, to get your confidence up?

I'm a grad student and I feel like this on a daily basis. Speaking to my classmates and those from previous cohorts, everybody feels like this in some aspect. Some topics I understand in no time and generate quality work with little effort and others I feel like are in a different language. One of my weak points is writing and I broke down a science writing for dummies type book and it's been my saving grace: that and some heavy editing.

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« Reply #6035 on: November 11, 2012, 06:56:25 PM »
I just have to ask this. Dad and I had a laugh talking about this.

Earlier this year, he got married in Second Life, a virtual online world. Next year, he will be marrying her in real life. He wanted to know if he was doing an etiquette blunder of having two weddings.

Sadly I was unable to attend the first wedding and I hope to make the second. They live several thousand miles from each other and plan on a Vegas wedding in the middle.

Virtual?  To me that means it's not real.  So he had a not real wedding in a not real world.  And he's wondering if his real wedding is not etiquettely correct?  Am I missing something here?

I think Doll Fiend's dad is just joking.

I would hope so, but Doll Fiend said she couldn't attend the "first wedding."  But there wasn't a first wedding.  It wasn't real life. 

Is this a joke or what?

Yes, it's a joke.  She couldn't attend the first wedding because it was online in a virtual game; that's part of the joke.

Okay, that's good.  Whew!  :)  You never know sometimes!

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« Reply #6036 on: November 11, 2012, 11:42:03 PM »
I just have to ask this. Dad and I had a laugh talking about this.

Earlier this year, he got married in Second Life, a virtual online world. Next year, he will be marrying her in real life. He wanted to know if he was doing an etiquette blunder of having two weddings.

Sadly I was unable to attend the first wedding and I hope to make the second. They live several thousand miles from each other and plan on a Vegas wedding in the middle.

Virtual?  To me that means it's not real.  So he had a not real wedding in a not real world.  And he's wondering if his real wedding is not etiquettely correct?  Am I missing something here?

I think Doll Fiend's dad is just joking.

I would hope so, but Doll Fiend said she couldn't attend the "first wedding."  But there wasn't a first wedding.  It wasn't real life. 

Is this a joke or what?

Yes, it's a joke.  She couldn't attend the first wedding because it was online in a virtual game; that's part of the joke.

Okay, that's good.  Whew!  :)  You never know sometimes!

Haha, you're right...now watch me be completely wrong  ;D

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« Reply #6037 on: November 16, 2012, 10:59:59 AM »
Does anyone know if you can have both DirectTV and Dish Network hooked up to one TV at the same time?

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« Reply #6038 on: November 16, 2012, 02:07:48 PM »
Does anyone know if you can have both DirectTV and Dish Network hooked up to one TV at the same time?

Sort of. You'd have to have them set up as an a-b input, on a switch (like we used to have the Pong game and the Commodore 64).

The better question is - why??

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« Reply #6039 on: November 16, 2012, 03:53:01 PM »
rose red wrote:

"Does anyone know if you can have both DirectTV and Dish Network hooked up to one TV at the same time?"

Assuming your TV can handle multiple inputs, you certainly can.

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« Reply #6040 on: November 16, 2012, 07:22:06 PM »
Does anyone know if you can have both DirectTV and Dish Network hooked up to one TV at the same time?

Sort of. You'd have to have them set up as an a-b input, on a switch (like we used to have the Pong game and the Commodore 64).

The better question is - why??

My parents subscribe to an international package in our language on DirectTV and they dropped those channels and Dish picked that package up.  DirectTV now has a new package for less than $15 so we figure we'll check out those new shows before deciding to cancel or not. 

Thanks for the answer from you and Virg.  :)
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« Reply #6041 on: November 17, 2012, 08:15:58 AM »
Is it hard to budget when you only get paid once a month?

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« Reply #6042 on: November 17, 2012, 08:20:36 AM »
Is it hard to budget when you only get paid once a month?

It can take some getting used to.  Also, more taxes tend to be taken out than if you were paid biweekly.  A friend of mine told me it took her about 6 months to really get the hang of it, but I confess she isn't the best with a budget.  She said the hardest part was paying her bills on time...she finally learned to pay them all the day she was paid regardless of what date they were due during the month, then to split the remainder for the next few weeks.
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« Reply #6043 on: November 17, 2012, 08:38:46 AM »
Is it hard to budget when you only get paid once a month?

It can take some getting used to.  Also, more taxes tend to be taken out than if you were paid biweekly.  A friend of mine told me it took her about 6 months to really get the hang of it, but I confess she isn't the best with a budget.  She said the hardest part was paying her bills on time...she finally learned to pay them all the day she was paid regardless of what date they were due during the month, then to split the remainder for the next few weeks.

I actually found it easier. I knew that out of every paycheck exactly how far it had to stretch. So much for mortgage, about this amount for electricity and gas, 1/12 of the insurance and real estate taxes, etc.

It forced me to think in the long term and know that we couldn't fudge during the pay period that didn't have the mortgage payment, for example. No wiggle room meant not justification for going off the budget. That may be my own little mind-set quirk.

« Last Edit: November 17, 2012, 09:19:36 AM by Luci45 »

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« Reply #6044 on: November 17, 2012, 08:42:50 AM »
Monthly payments are the norm here, not fortnightly, so it seems natural to me that pay frequency match the frequency of bills, which are also monthly. I also set up my bills so that they are all due early in the month (around the 5th, so I have time to fix things if anything messes up my pay deposit). Then, the amount in my account is what I have to spend until the end of the month. To me, that is easier than having to consider how much will be deposited in the middle of the month and what bills still have to come in.