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The Mad Monk
27-01-2005, 07:06:58
:bounce: I'M GOING TO DOROTHYLAND!!! :bounce:

JM^3
27-01-2005, 07:17:35
wow!
why did you quit?

I was just lagging up a storm in CS

I really need to work, but it is ahrd when no one is arround

or when people are arround..

Jon Miller

The Mad Monk
27-01-2005, 07:22:29
Long story short, tired of job, sick of low pay, high rents, high insurance, auto inspections, parking in the street, traffic, cramped, dirty towns, etc., etc.

I can get the same job for about as much pay in Kansas, and costs (especially housing costs) are lower, and everything's newer.

The Mad Monk
27-01-2005, 07:23:00
Actual exit date is March 4.

JM^3
27-01-2005, 07:28:40
ahh, so it will still be a while

and I know that other places (midwest, or even west coast) are a lot cheaper

you live in NJ, right?

oregon is about 100% cheaper than here in DC (maybe less now..)

JM

The Mad Monk
27-01-2005, 07:30:09
Yep, Joisey!

But now...

I'm going to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come!

JM^3
27-01-2005, 07:48:11
Ib et you will have a lot more spending money

Jon Miller

miester gandertak
27-01-2005, 07:52:52
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
I'm going to Kansas City, Kansas City, here I come! just follow the yellow brick road....

congrats monk :beer:

Drekkus
27-01-2005, 09:16:05
Good work MM, taking a step like that. With your free time you should start a production with your brother on Being Jon Miller.

Funkodrom
27-01-2005, 09:18:43
You're not in Kansas anymore?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-01-2005, 09:39:59
Dorothy?

The Mad Monk
27-01-2005, 09:58:04
Some girl with a vicious little dog.

miester gandertak
27-01-2005, 10:00:21
Dorothy's last name was: Gale.
Dorothy lived in the state of: Kansas.
The names of Dorothy's aunt and uncle were: Aunt Em and Uncle Henry.
The roles of Dorothy's aunt and uncle were played by: Clara Blandick and Charley Grapewin.
The name of Dorothy's dog was: Toto.
The "real-life" name of this dog was: Terry

notyoueither
27-01-2005, 10:02:19
'Being Jon Miller' has real potential.

Sir Penguin
27-01-2005, 10:33:42
Are you likely to have to work ridiculous hours at a new job?

SP

Beta1
27-01-2005, 10:36:19
nice one, I'm pretty close to quitting this one regardless of whether I any plans. I suppose I could always blow my savings and bugger off traveling for a bit. Doubt the gf would be too pleased though.

The Mad Monk
27-01-2005, 10:57:36
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
Are you likely to have to work ridiculous hours at a new job?

SP

Do you mean overtime, or third shift? Either way, it dosen't really matter -- I tend to like both. :)

I'm one of those rare people who actually enjoy the graveyard shift; that's worth a premium, as it saves management the hassle of forcing someone to take the shift, or having rotating shifts.

Debaser
27-01-2005, 11:08:08
Is Dorothyland like Dollyworld?

The Mad Monk
27-01-2005, 11:18:21
http://www.spudstravels.com/Travel%20Archive/North%20America/USA/Tennessee/Tennessee%20images/Dollywood.JPG

MDA
27-01-2005, 12:55:07
Not the most exciting night life in Kansas (compared to Joisey), I would think.

Make sure you've got some kind of underground shelter, please.

...plus, you'd be working at night anyway :bash:

zmama
27-01-2005, 13:00:36
Kansas City isn't bad. Great bbq and blues :D

Provost Harrison
27-01-2005, 13:12:26
Tell them to eat shit TMM!!!

The Mad Monk
27-01-2005, 15:53:45
Who would do that with the great bbq (and catfish, and biscuits and gravy, and jambalaya, and crawfish...) to be had?

MDA
27-01-2005, 16:03:22
OK, Cheesesteaks and bagels won't be as nice, but catfish and crawfish sounds good.

They've got football and baseball.

zmama
27-01-2005, 16:10:26
No, the bagels will suck suck suck. But they do practically anywhere outside of the NY corridor

MDA
27-01-2005, 16:35:04
I used to work at a Burger King. Some New Yorkers came through and ordered Burger King bagels at the drive through, then drove back around and demanded their money back because "those aren't bagels", we refused, and they threw them at the drive through cashier. :lol:

Panera's bagels don't suck, but they're not NYC bagels, either.

zmama
27-01-2005, 16:40:07
Panera has very very tasty rolls that they call bagels.

Funkodrom
27-01-2005, 16:56:39
RIP Dimebagel

MDA
27-01-2005, 16:58:07
Originally posted by zmama
Panera has very very tasty rolls that they call bagels.

Good description.

Provost Harrison
27-01-2005, 21:55:10
Originally posted by JM^3
ahh, so it will still be a while
oregon is about 100% cheaper than here in DC (maybe less now..)

So it actually costs nothing? :cute:

The Mad Monk
27-01-2005, 22:38:13
Originally posted by zmama
No, the bagels will suck suck suck. But they do practically anywhere outside of the NY corridor

An apt description of many of the bread products out in the middle of the country. :)

There's a chain in the KC area (and maybe elsewhere, I don't know), called "Jersey Boys", owned by some guys from New Jersey. They do subs, cheesesteaks, fries with gravy, that sort of thing.

My Dad asked them about their food, all their meats and cheeses are shipped from New Jersey, they have the Tastykakes and the Cheeze Whiz, but then he asked them about the bread...

"Sorry, we can't do anything about the bread, we think it's the water."

zmama
27-01-2005, 22:45:51
But the Wolfermans muffins from KC are rather tasty :)

Darkstar
28-01-2005, 00:05:33
Originally posted by JM^3
oregon is about 100% cheaper than here in DC (maybe less now..)

JM

So, everything is free in Oregon? Wow. That's where Lurker should be headed!

Darkstar
28-01-2005, 00:08:50
Mad Monk, good luck!

Bagels and Phillies are going to suck. So get your fill before you leave.

The Mad Monk
28-01-2005, 09:01:03
Working on it! :D

The Mad Monk
28-01-2005, 09:02:28
From a few days ago:

Made cheesesteaks yesterday when I got home from work.

Poured some olive oil in a fry pan, sliced a small onion very thin as it warmed up. When a little water spattered in the pan, I put in the onion and stirred it over high heat. Meanwhile, I put potato wedges in the oven and sliced a large mushroom very thin.

Once the onion had carmelized nicely, I put in a little more oil and the mushroom, reduced the heat, stirred it a bit and covered. Took out two steak rolls and spread some cheeze whiz on each. Lifted the lid every so often to check on the mushroom, when it was about right, I pushed the onion/mushroom to the side and put in the sandwich steaks, and covered for a bit -- just until they had thawed, which didn't take long. Once they had, I sliced them up with the spatula, turned up the heat, let them brown a bit, then mixed in the veggies.

About a minute after that, the steaks were on the rolls, the wedges were out of the oven, and I was in heaven.



:)

Provost Harrison
28-01-2005, 11:24:43
Originally posted by Darkstar
So, everything is free in Oregon? Wow. That's where Lurker should be headed!

Been there, done that :p

Oerdin
28-01-2005, 17:34:11
I don't believe I've ever actually been to Kansas City but I used to work with a girl who was from there and she was :love:.

sleeping_satsuma
28-01-2005, 17:48:41
Well done MM

and your little dog too *cackle*

Darkstar
29-01-2005, 04:26:32
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Been there, done that :p

And your bragging on that? About being somewhere and doing the same thing as Darkstar?

Poor fella!

Darkstar
29-01-2005, 04:29:03
Mad Monk, sounds tasty.
Man, I miss proper Phillies. :cry:

OldWarrior_42
29-01-2005, 05:41:10
Good luck MM. Making a move like that isn't too tough. As long as you go into it positive, which it sounds like you are. I did it when I left NY for NC. And at least you are in a still semi large metro area. I went to Bumfuck Idaho. :D

"Sorry, we can't do anything about the bread, we think it's the water."

It is the water. Same down here and also when it comes to Pizza.

Did you know that in the past, NYCity water was at one time rated #1 in the Country. Even came ahead of Perrier. Comes from all those great places in the upstate mountains. Not the East or Harlem river. :D

The Mad Monk
29-01-2005, 06:41:51
Thanks, I'm really looking forward to this. :)

I live in Belleville, NJ -- the NYC supply lines go under the town, so we get the same supply. :D