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Old 08-19-2018, 06:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Q: What is a dishwasher?

A: Teenage kid's duty.
Next you will claim that mowing the lawn is a teenager's job!

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The dishwashers I've had grind food up and send it to the disposal. The only time I've seen it clogged is when my wife put the stem from grapes in there.

I'm not sure I like dishwashers because it's easy enough to just wash as you use them. That said, I have used them ever since living on my own; mostly because I was the dishwasher when I lived with my parents and wanted to be done with washing dishes.
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I used to believe dishwashers were actually useful, until I saw my grandmother pre-washing cutlery before loading it into the dishwasher.


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Next you will claim that mowing the lawn is a teenager's job!
I haven't mowed any lawn since I was 12. Apartment life may have some advantage...
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My brother always unloads the dishwasher, but we try to catch him and have him wash his hands first. I do not wash dishes consistently, I just rinse them off and put them in the sink, and then wash as many as I can when I see Mom getting behind.

We do not have any teenagers around here, so I do the mowing, and I also do the weeding. I imagine that I will have a nasty surprise the next time that I go into the backyard. I spent an hour or two most days weeding and was about 5% finished, but that was a couple of weeks ago.

Mom thinks she cracked a rib and went to Urgent Care this morning. I tried to help out more today, but I start classes tomorrow, and since I started my second degree I always started reading textbooks before classes started. That worked to earn me a B- average.

How do I earn As?
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I use my dishwasher to wash dishes.

Just scrape any big chunks and stick them right in there.

Run it and they come out clean as anything. Prewashing is for chumps stuck in the 70's (or with 70's dishwashers).

Also good to stick your sponge in there occasionally. The high heat keeps it from getting mildewy.

I like to cook... you can stick dirty dishes/utensils in there as you go and they'll be out of the way of the countertops and sink. One reasonably complex meal will just about fill the machine with various pans, serving dishes, mixing bowls, etc. I'd rather lose my microwave than my dishwasher.
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I spent an hour or two most days weeding and was about 5% finished, but that was a couple of weeks ago.

Mom thinks she cracked a rib and went to Urgent Care this morning. I tried to help out more today, but I start classes tomorrow, and since I started my second degree I always started reading textbooks before classes started. That worked to earn me a B- average.

How do I earn As?
I've got one of these tools that makes weeding a joy.



https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Delux..._&dpSrc=detail
That and a hula hoe for bark dust areas gets the job done.

No point in getting seen for a cracked rib. There is no cast or anything to help that heal. They will just say to take it easy and prescribe pain killers that can be purchased over the counter.

Most teachers hand out a syllabus that breaks down how the grading works. Spend more time in the areas that are worth a larger percentage of the grade. I was doing 3hrs of English homework every day once when I realized the busywork was only worth 10% of my grade. I eliminated that homework and still got a B.

Why do you want better grades? I'm not implying that you shouldn't want that, but I'd seriously ask myself if the high grades matter.
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My Bachelors' are from Arizona State, but they only accept the top 11% of applicants for their Master's program.

With a 2.88, I am probably in the bottom 11%.

My employer pays SLPs $15 an hour more than SLPAs. Also I would be able to do evaluations. Right now I am waiting for an SLP to drive from Phoenix to evaluate six of my clients.

I have only seen six clients each of the last two weeks, so that would be beneficial.

There are five openings for SLPs in this community of 100,000 people. There are zero for SLPAs.

I try hard, but undoubtedly additional education would help me be a better therapist.

I already pull out far more grass than I want while weeding. I do not have any idea how to weed faster without pulling out more grass, but that is an interesting implement, if a bit scary.
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Watch a youtube video on that tool. It works about as well as they show, unlike the videos for many other tools where soil has already been loosened for the video.

I don't know to what extent formal education can make you better at what you do. It seems the most important factors for any job is having an interest, and caring.

If you have any very low grades, such as an F or D on record, it would be easier to retake those classes to bump up your GPA than to struggle for straight A's from here on out, though you will probably still need those A's to get into the top 11% of applicants. I commend you on the effort. I haven't even finished my Associates, and I'm only 3 classes away from it.
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ASU uses Es, not Fs, and I had two of them, and one was for a class that I dropped. I had the professor sign the paperwork and I turned it in.

Then I saw an E on my transcript.

The other one was for Mexicano\a Literature. That professor spent all class ranting in politically-correct Spanglish about modern politics, while the class was about literature from a hundred years ago.

I consistently earned As and Bs on my papers and I still thought they were graded excessively harshly, but I never even earned a C in that Spanglish class. She basically wrote:


When I realized that I realistically could not pass the class I tried to drop, but they said it was too late. I petitioned and they denied me. The class had a different professor the next semester and I earned an A, but both were still on my transcripts. Apparently their current policy is that if you retake an upper-division class both stay on your record, but they only allowed you to retake a class and improve your grade if you earned a D or E. The lower-division class was 5 of my 158 credits. If I turned that E to an A my GPA would go from 2.92 to 3.04 or 3.05, which should help, but I can definitely earn better than that through MUMU.

The problem is that even if I earn a 4.0 through MUMU grad schools will still say "Yeah, but you only earned a 2.92 at ASU," but what can I do?
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You can put "Native American" on your application. Tell them you don't believe in genders, too. Straight to the top of the list you'll go.

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