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Wednesday, 3/18/2015 8:15 AM
  Yikes, is all that separates you from the person next to you that little divider next to your laptop? Reminds me of the bathroom stalls some of the programmers had at the original ADCS building in the lab. I think we are going to something similar. I don't know if it's considered "open office" but the cubes are damned short, which means, I still won't be able to see over them :)
Wednesday, 3/18/2015 4:22 PM
  Yup, that tiny little partition is all I have between me and my neighbor. I'd forgotten about Jim Bob's and Rudy's "cubes" - it's about the same as what they had. But my neighbor's cube is worse than mine - she has one of those on ether side - at least I get a wall on one side (there are 4 workstations connected side-by-side, so only the 2 end units get a little bit less distraction). Did you notice my mirror for spotting stealth-annoyers who sneak up on me?

I was in a short wall cube before this and thought I would hate it, but it wasn't that bad, really. After a while, I preferred it to the tall wall cube I was in before. And as long as I wear my headphones, the endless droning of voices all around me is bearable (since I can't hear it...much).

Do you still want the Conan and Pathfinder books? (since you won't respond to my email.) Have you read any Robert E Howard Conan books? I've got a few if you want to read them. They're pretty good.

Friday, 3/20/2015 8:51 AM
  Guess I need to invest in a good set of headphones. Lucky you at least got an end unit.

Sorry I never got back to you on the comics. I've decided I'm not going to try and get into them at this time. I have way too many books I need to go through, for me to take on a new hobby. But if you decide to start getting rid of some of your books, let me know. I'm big on picking up used books for my "library".

I have one of Howard's Conan book, as well as Jordan's Conan books. I don't remember the names though.

Friday, 3/20/2015 11:07 AM
  I actually just use my in-ear Sony earbuds these days. The Bose headphones definitely block out more noise, but they work a little too well if somebody's trying to get my attention. Or talking smack about me, necessitating a beat down. Yeah, I'm pretending to be a tough guy.

No worry about the comics. Do you want to read them before I sell them on eBay? And I'll probably be getting rid of a bunch of my old books at some point (why have a million books if they only ever sit in bins in the garage? But then again, I might as well as "why have bookcases if you're not going to put books in them?" Only the irrational mind of a woman can answer that question.)

You can't count those Jordan books as real Conan novels. Only the Robert E Howard stuff counts! #ConanSnob

Actually, I've never read a Jordan book (I managed to avoid all the Wheel of Time stuff, though I did have a bunch of the WoT comics). Robert E Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs books are special because they were written in such a different time and place (early 1900s), when the world was much smaller. I'm not sure how educated Burroughs was, but Howard was pretty much self-educated. I have a Conan book that's really cool with Brom illustrations (bare cones on the cover and in illustration within). That's probably one of the Conan books that will be going to placate the warden (since it has pretty much the exact same stories as another Conan book I already had when I bought it).

So why you ignorin' my emails, Willis?


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