- I can go out at night to my favorite restaurants and then see my favorite performers
So we spent a ton of time and resources building our brand’s voice on Twitter. By tweeting almost every day and engaging with our followers, we were able to build a community that loved our game. (source)
Alex came down with the flu, which put him out of commission and out of work for three days. When he returned, he came armed with a doctor’s note explaining why he called in sick. The new plant manager didn’t accept the note because the doctor never said when Alex could come back to work. Alex got a revised note. This time the plant manager said he should have called in each day he was out. Alex explained in the past calling in on the first day was sufficient. The plant manager disagreed, and since he took three days off unannounced he was now on a five day suspension.
Our Twitter account has been fully automated and will use some of our existing data to provide stock market insights for free. Our bot will provide breaking news on an hourly basis and will also tweet upcoming earnings dates for the next day and week. We’ve gained five to fifteen followers per day with this strategy as well as a few subscribers along the way. (source)
The game has its heroes to-day, but so had it then, and of all the popular idols none was ever more unusually loved than “Mike” Kelly, once a member of the Chicago club and bought from them by Boston, for $10,000. He was known affectionately as “King” Kelly and was one of the greatest players the game has known in every department of play. His sunny disposition and lovable personal qualities made warm friends for him wherever he went.
This was about a month into quarantine, and my anxiety was roaring into high gear — we hadn’t had childcare in weeks, and I was at max capacity trying to juggle my kindergartener’s distance learning, my preschooler’s constant emotional outbursts, and my own freelance writing work. Something had to give, and I had a hunch it wouldn’t be the pandemic.
In the past, his union would have gone to bat for him, but with the plant under new management, his union rep no longer had the relationship with plant management that he used to have so they couldn’t help Alex. Since his firing, he has gone from job to job in hopes of finding good stable work.
Frustration is debilitating. It feeds on physical exhaustion and compels you to make further mistakes. It’s important to recognize when you succumb to frustration, and make adjustments to prevent your emotions from dominating you in the future.Platform installed, we affixed a new wax ring, waddled the water-laden toilet into position, bolted it in place, and turned on the water. The test was the flush. On the previous two tries, water had seeped from the edges.There’s no frustration that’s too small to examine. It’s similar to that tingling sense you get when you’ve forgotten something. A minor mistakes that leads to an inordinate amount of frustration is a sign that you need to adjust your thinking. Success cannot be achieved by throwing darts, you won’t ever come across an epiphany by chance.Then, when the process fails you, you are shaken. In the course of a few hours, you have to navigate the five stages of grief. We do this on a smaller and larger scale all the time. Depending on your adversity, each stage can take months, or it can pass in the blink of an eye.Months later, I look back at that point and see how far I’ve come. As much as it can feel like a Groundhog Day-esque stretch of stultifying sameness, this time isn’t static — or rather, we aren’t static as we move through it. We’re getting better at pandemic life every single day, constantly building on the mental and emotional skills we need to keep going.
The moment felt like a crossroads. I had a choice: I could keep living in frustrated denial, or I could find a workaround. With support from my husband, I scaled back on work, hired a pandemic-safe babysitter, and let my kids watch entire seasons of Paw Patrol when I was on a deadline. That wasn’t necessarily the reality I wanted to live in, but after a while, I realized that being more honest with myself about my own limits — as both a worker and a parent — made this less-desirable reality at least a tolerable one.
There wasn’t anything at the hardware store specifically designed to solve our issue, but once we identified the problem area, we were on the way to a solution. It wasn’t the toilet, it wasn’t the floor, it wasn’t the wax ring, it was the gap in the flange!
I can go out at night to my favorite restaurants and then see my favorite performers perform. I can go to the park and play chess, see friends. I could take advantage of all this wonderful city has to offer.Armed with a new course of action, we had renewed strength. We had suffered a setback, identified the problem, and conceived of a solution. There wasn’t a kit available for our unique need, but we got what we needed to make something work.But, after all, where have we arrived? Back where we started. Time softens and hallows. As we sit in the grandstand today and in retrospection skim the green diamond or circle the bases, we too often forget the rough spots of the days gone by. The memory of the dear old times drifts in upon us and, like an incense, soothes our senses, blots out the recollection of the errors that were, and unfits us to judge of them fairly. And so will it be a quarter of a century hence. Some players of our time will try vainly then to compare the game he knows now and the game he will see then.
And now as to the individual players. There are, of course, many more stars now than then. But think of “King” Kelly! Is anybody better today? I cannot see it. “Matty,” for example, is a wonderful pitcher and, considering his length of service, probably has a shade on anyone. But Clarkson and Keefe and Sweeney and Nichols were also artists in their day. Walter Johnson may have more speed than anybody living; but those of us who have faced Amos Rusie, once of Indianapolis, later of New York, and “Grasshopper” Jim Whitney and Ferguson, will wonder if there is much to choose between them and Johnson. And the greatest of them all was Radbourne, whose record has never been approached by any other boxman. In one season he pitched thirty-eight successive games, and won thirty-four of them; and out of a total of seventy-one games pitched by him that same year, he won fifty-seven, lost twelve and tied two. Talk about your iron men! [This figure was subsequently updated to 60, then 59, and today 60 again. — jt]
But, after all, where have we arrived? Back where we started. Time softens and hallows. As we sit in the grandstand today and in retrospection skim the green diamond or circle the bases, we too often forget the rough spots of the days gone by. The memory of the dear old times drifts in upon us and, like an incense, soothes our senses, blots out the recollection of the errors that were, and unfits us to judge of them fairly. And so will it be a quarter of a century hence. Some players of our time will try vainly then to compare the game he knows now and the game he will see then.
Posting on Twitter is useless unless you have people somehow find out about your Tweets. While reading through founders quotes that mentioned posting on Twitter, I saw an unusual amount of them mention 2 things a) Posting a lot b) Automating the process in some way (so they get on the radar of as many people as possible, like following them, liking/sharing, etc.) One such example is Stock Alarm ($3k/mo) — a tool that alerts you when the price of a stock (in the stock market) changes:
With the project over, it was time to get cleaned up. A shower and a new set of clothing can change your mental state. You’re a new person, you’ve rid yourself of the filth that soiled you. The physical part is over, but there’s more mental work to be done.
As for catchers, ask any fair-minded fan who saw “Buck” Ewing in his palmy days, if there is anyone now in his class. And he was a great hitter, as well, a splendid base-runner and “inside” player.
Game Quitters($6k/mo) is an online support community (providing support & online courses) for people struggling with video game addiction. They’re a great example of engaging with using Twitter search:
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