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sb126k
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Post by sb126k »

Starduster daily routine
1)Get out of bed
2)eat(the food is in the kitchen, you must heat most food before eating it, otherwise you could get sick, which may interfere with dusting)
3)Go dusting
4)Feed self and/or pets(optional)
5)close drapes so no sunlight enters the 'Dusting Chamber'
6)Continue dusting
7)Pry yourself out of the permanent butt indentation in your computer chair and go to bed(between 2-3 a.m.)(optional)
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Post by sb126k »

-You consume so much coffee that Folgers is concidering making you an official spokesperson.
-you wonder why you have had to buy three new computer chairs since dusting began and you are considering dragging your La-Z-Boy over to your computer to sit in.
-Your computer has overheated five times due to prolonged use. As a result you have pried the CPU oen and have three fans continuously blowing on it.
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TimStrange
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Post by TimStrange »

You're starting to think of the makers of Pledge as "The Evil Empire".
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Post by MDG »

-the coffee machine, microwave, refrigerator and toothbrush have been moved next to your desk.
- you suffer from new medical ailments "VM squint" and "Dusters' arm".
-you discover that duct tape is good for keeping your eyelids taped open.
:)
"We are Stardust, we are golden........." Joni Mitchell
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Adhesive Tape

Post by fjgiie »

Hey Michelle,

- I use adhesive tape to keep my eyelashes out of my eyes :)

- A dry washcloth works well under your wrist

fjgiie
TimStrange
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Post by TimStrange »

You have named the 3 specs that show up on all the frames.

They are Moe, Larry and Curlly.

(EDITED: Made the names match those that seemed to have been accepted by the community :wink: )
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Post by jlgaines »

You're still wearing the same clothes you were wearing when you started the project.

You have to ask others " What Day is it"

You've got Ruts in your mouse pad.

You start calling in sick much more often, "It must be some kind of dust allergy or something"
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Post by jlgaines »

....More of this entertainment


The last time you bought gas it was $1.99 a gallon.

Your electric bill is going up, but your water bill is going down.
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Post by stardust1 »

- you surprise your wife, which says: "hey, you should remove the dust from your desk time by time" with the answer: "I´m not interested in the dust so far, I´m searching for it´s tracks"
- you start thinking and even dreaming in english, which is really really definitively not your native language, in order to communicate your last impressing dust-hunting experience
- you open spam mail (containing attachments!) with the subject "RE: FAILURE NOTICE: NO TRACK"

.....to be continued
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Schlockading
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Post by Schlockading »

• you have a scar on the bottom of your wrist from resting it on the computer desk so much
• you go blind because an afterimage of your computer screen is constantly inhibiting your vision
• blue is your new favorite color, because everything on the VM page is blue
• you become a lobbyist and rally for the United States motto to be changed to "E pluribus focus movies, unum particle track"
• your MySpace gets deleted because of account inactivity
• you buy a chunk of aerogel, hook it onto an Estes model rocket and launch it, and then take really zoomed-in pictures and look for dust tracks in it
• everyone thinks you're Dracula because you're so used to being inside at the computer that you can only come out at night

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Post by Nikita »

- You mark Larry, Curly & Moe on your glasses so you feel normal when not dusting

- You have a second pair with Shemp that you sometimes put on

- you discover spots marked on contacts will not stay in place!
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Post by MDG »

Hey Nikita :)

My "spots" are named Spock, Scotty and Bones.

- your partner begins to suspect that Stardust is an elaborate cover for your online affair.
:lol: :wink:
- you start doing exercises to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis.
-all your crockery and cutlery has been replaced by disposables.

Hi fjgiie, I've invented the "wrist pillow", want to buy one? :lol: :lol: :wink:


Regards
Michelle
"We are Stardust, we are golden........." Joni Mitchell
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Post by greyhorse »

- you keep dropping your mouse off the desk in an effort to get the VM to focus down even more.

Ahahahaha! I have this exact same problem :)


Your monitor has been cleaned more times in the last week than, well- EVER!.
Sooo true :)

I had one the other day (while driving!) :
You find yourself staring at those wispy clouds, thinking you ought to scroll through the focus bars to "get to surface".

Also:
You keep trying to find a new spot to set your mouse, so that same (now nearly raw) spot on your arm isn't resting right on the edge of your desk.
(you inventers- we need a desk-edge-bumper-thingie! :) )
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Post by Ferrum »

-- you start thinking "if I go to bed now I can still get a good 2 hours sleep."

-- you've lost the ability to blink.

-- you forget the entire calender and just accept the transition of the sun rising and setting.

-- you ask random people what their specificity is...and think they're odd for not knowing.

-- you're too tired to play videogames.

-- your friends learn that the easy way to wake you up screaming is whisper in your ear, "YOU FAILED A CALIBRATION MOVIE!!"

-- you agree with (not to mention understand) the sentence "on the stardust my events page, my list of data viewed contains many indeterminate particles which i check several times per day."
The integral sec y dy
From zero to one-sixth of pi
Is the log to base e
Of the square root of three.
Um...times the square root of the fourth power of i.
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Post by Valve »

One of the worst things that has ever happened to you was clicking on the wrong button and failing a calibration movie. :(

The one and only goal you currently have in life is to get enough calibration movies right to have your sensitivity percentage round up to 100%. :)
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