Random Thoughts Again

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby psu_dad » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:23 pm

If these kids are indicative of their peers than I look forward to it.

Good luck with that.

I'm generally impressed with most of the kids I interview. But my company only interviews 1-percenters, so that indicates absolutely nothing about the larger population of people their age who majored in beer pong and internet porn.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Blue&White » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:10 pm

psu_dad wrote:I'm generally impressed with most of the kids I interview. But my company only interviews 1-percenters, so that indicates absolutely nothing about the larger population of people their age who majored in beer pong and internet porn.


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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Carl Spackler » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:18 pm

PSUgrower wrote:Go for it Shore!! Good luck deciding Bdub! It will all work out in the end.

As for my situation, we just got news that the biological father was granted emergency custody this evening!!!!!!!!!! The only reason we got into this whole debacle was because family members were calling us saying that the mom is crazy and she must be stopped (and she burned a house down). We got the text about 2 hours ago at a restaurant. My wife and I cried together and ordered a shot to celebrate! I am sure it looked weird but this was seriously one of the toughest, craziest things I have ever been apart of and it lasted 16 months. The strain on my marriage and everyday life was tough. My wife tends to take care of everyone now where I am realist and think ahead. I have no clue what will happen in 30 days (that is when emergency custody runs out) but I have a good feeling!! Enjoy the weekend fellas and call your kids to tell them how much you adore them. Go PSU!!!


I don't think there is any greater love than that of the instinctive desire to help the helpless in need, anytime, anywhere. Grower has a habit of doing things like this and this example is not the first time. I remember he and the Mrs. helped an elderly man in some matters over a longer period of time several years ago. He was being taken advantage of until Grower and company stepped in and dealt out some justice. Nothing usually works out perfectly but to make an effort is more than most needy folks ever receive so that alone is a big plus on the right side of the scale in life. Congrats on going the extra mile for another helpless and/or unfortunate person in life Grower. The personal satisfaction of seeing them happy and in a better situation is worth it. Kudos to you and your wife. Wish we saw this type of story more often on the news vs. the tragic and disastrous events so often displayed. A tragedy is a spectator sport? Check!
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Blue&White » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:47 am

One final comment on my interviewing day: at the end of it I was down to 2 candidates: one went to Ohio State and the other is getting the offer. :P


Ok, that he is an OSU student is not the reason he was not my first choice but it didn't help. And, if my choice turns us down we will offer him.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby psu_dad » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:17 am

Many years ago there was an article in Sports Illustrated about The Citadel, a military college in South Carolina. The school was known for the maniacal devotion of its graduates to their alma mater. The author interviewed one hiring manager who had to choose between a Citadel grad and his wife's nephew for a position. He chose the former. When asked if it was a difficult decision, he replied "No".
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby PSUgrower » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:10 pm

Blue&White wrote:So, I spent today interviewing college kids for summer internship positions. A colleague of mine who is looking for someone for his product management team asked me if I could do it for him since he couldn't get up to NYC this week. I spent the day interviewing kids who were far smarter than I am and who have credentials I could only dream of. After one interview I thought "I am just a graying meat sack ".

These kids were smart, articulate and generally well spoken. Dad often uses the phrase "I weep for the future". If these kids are indicative of their peers than I look forward to it. It was an impressive bunch of young people.

The hardest part was making a choice. Anyway, it was a good day and I really enjoyed it.


I pretty much gained a son with "the situation". He is 20 years old and had to testify against his mother in court. He was the DA's star witness. He crushed it and has a bright future. He pretty much lost his entire core family due to testifying against his mother. He lost 3 siblings and his mom over the last 16 months. HIs father (who is divorced from his mother) pretty much disowned him too. It has been really tough on him but instead of using it as a crutch he has managed to become the chief editor of his college's newspaper (15,000 students), deliver pizza's, and work with one of his professors trying to educate the public about the opioid addiction. Oh, and he found out at the beginning of August that his dad wasn't going to pay for his college anymore. Again, instead of crying, the kid went to professors and locked down thousands of dollars worth of scholarships and then took out a loan for $1000 to pay the rest that he owed. He is an impressive young man!

My point of writing this is because I agree with Bdub! Our future looks bright. There are some real jackrabbits out there. I have been teaching 15 years and the kids coming into class are polite, work hard, and want to do things. Yes, there are some lazy kids but I am guessing that has been going on for centuries!

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby PSUgrower » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:42 pm

Carl Spackler wrote:
PSUgrower wrote:Go for it Shore!! Good luck deciding Bdub! It will all work out in the end.

As for my situation, we just got news that the biological father was granted emergency custody this evening!!!!!!!!!! The only reason we got into this whole debacle was because family members were calling us saying that the mom is crazy and she must be stopped (and she burned a house down). We got the text about 2 hours ago at a restaurant. My wife and I cried together and ordered a shot to celebrate! I am sure it looked weird but this was seriously one of the toughest, craziest things I have ever been apart of and it lasted 16 months. The strain on my marriage and everyday life was tough. My wife tends to take care of everyone now where I am realist and think ahead. I have no clue what will happen in 30 days (that is when emergency custody runs out) but I have a good feeling!! Enjoy the weekend fellas and call your kids to tell them how much you adore them. Go PSU!!!


I don't think there is any greater love than that of the instinctive desire to help the helpless in need, anytime, anywhere. Grower has a habit of doing things like this and this example is not the first time. I remember he and the Mrs. helped an elderly man in some matters over a longer period of time several years ago. He was being taken advantage of until Grower and company stepped in and dealt out some justice. Nothing usually works out perfectly but to make an effort is more than most needy folks ever receive so that alone is a big plus on the right side of the scale in life. Congrats on going the extra mile for another helpless and/or unfortunate person in life Grower. The personal satisfaction of seeing them happy and in a better situation is worth it. Kudos to you and your wife. Wish we saw this type of story more often on the news vs. the tragic and disastrous events so often displayed. A tragedy is a spectator sport? Check!


That guy is still around. We eat dinner with him every Friday night! He is 85 years old and still drives truck picking up empty Gold Dutch Honey barrels. He takes them to a salvage company and makes buku bucks! I am amazed at how he works!! We took him on a weekend trip to my nephew's college. He was stunned and quite happy to see that when it is warm out the girls don't wear much clothing. He had a blast and he tell's people he finally went to college!

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby PSUgrower » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:54 pm

triple post- what the hello is going on in this country where people keep killing massive amounts of people?! I honestly cannot figure this out and figure there is no rhyme or reason to it! This guy went in with handguns instead of an AK. We need to figure out PTS in this country. I am a firm believer that medical marijuana could help a chunk of these people out. Read some things about medical marijuana and PTS in you don't believe me. It is starting to get interesting in that field!

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby psudelco » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:25 pm

Grower I was talking about this with my co-worker the other day and we agree that medical marijuana could help many people maybe even get some people off meds to reduce stress, anxiety and other issues.

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Blue&White » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:36 pm

Plus it would give a serious and much needed boost to the cookies, brownies and pizza industries.
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