Off topic: Silly magic moments (I just typed the last word of a 6k-document exactly as music ended)
Thread poster: Daniel Frisano

Daniel Frisano
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Jun 6

By pure coincidence, I just typed the last word of a 6k-document exactly as the last chord rang from the album I was listening to.

What's your silly magic moment?

[Edited at 2018-06-06 16:19 GMT]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2018-06-12 22:27 GMT]


 

Donatella Semproni  Identity Verified
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Nice to hear that Jun 6

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Thomas Pfann  Identity Verified
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What album was that? Jun 6

Daniel Frisano wrote:

By pure coincidence, I just typed the last word of a 6k-document exactly as the last chord rang from the album I was listening to.


That must have been a long album!


 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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Wow! Jun 6

Daniel Frisano wrote:

By pure coincidence, I just typed the last word of a 6k-document exactly as the last chord rang from the album I was listening to.

What's your silly magic moment?

[Edited at 2018-06-06 16:19 GMT]


What will you listen to while you proofread your work though?


 

Daniel Frisano
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Sigh... Jun 6

Kay Denney wrote:

What will you listen to while you proofread your work though?



The text I am proofing, read by TextAloud. I listen to the target while keeping my eyes on the source (1st proofreading run), then again the same readout while keeping my eyes on the target itself (2nd proofreading run).

Haven't found a way to incorporate music in the proofreading phase yet...


 

Daniel Frisano
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Taking it home Jun 6

Thomas Pfann wrote:

What album was that?

That must have been a long album!


Ha ha of course I didn't do all 6k on the same album. I am not THAT fast...

Anyway, it was Joe Ely's "Live at Liberty Lunch". The last track is "If You Were a Bluebird", and the last verse goes like this:

"
If I was a highway, I'd be stretching
I'd be fetching you home
"

... and it DID take me home!


 

Germaine  Identity Verified
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It's all about timing! Jun 6

By pure coincidence, it happened a couple of times that I pressed the "Print" button at the very moment a client rang the door bell, "just passing by". Don't know why, but it was like they just won the lottery!

On the "silly no so magic moments" side (and I don't know if I should, but hey! you started it!) did you ever notice that the best way to get a client to call you back is to go to the bathroom?


 

Sylvie Chartier  Identity Verified
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This is MY silly magic moments Jun 7

They are the bosses and I slave for them.

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Chris S  Identity Verified
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Do you work at the stock exchange? Jun 7

Sylvie Chartier wrote:
They are the bosses and I slave for them.


Are you referring to the cute cats or the outrageous number of monitors?!


 

Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
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Why ... Jun 7

Sylvie Chartier wrote:

They are the bosses and I slave for them.
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... do you then work with three CATs simultaneously?


 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
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"silly not so magic moments" Jun 7

Germaine wrote:
On the "silly not so magic moments" side (and I don't know if I should, but hey! you started it!) did you ever notice that the best way to get a client to call you back is to go to the bathroom?

ah yes! and the best way to have a client remember your existence is to get to the point where you just can't take any more work on. I often get the impression they have meetings behind my back to synchronise their requests!


 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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You have two utterly gorgeous bosses! Jun 7

Sylvie Chartier wrote:

They are the bosses and I slave for them.

jbtxg7u3tgavsobqlca4.jpg


 

Camille Thompson
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Silly musical moment Jun 7

I just finished translating a contract, and was listening to "Killing Machine" by Judas Priest.
One of the lines in that song's chorus is "I've got a contract on you".

It isn't particularly relevant, it was just fun.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Nice Jun 12

Daniel Frisano wrote:

The last track is "If You Were a Bluebird", and the last verse goes like this:

"
If I was a highway, I'd be stretching
I'd be fetching you home
"

... and it DID take me home!


And you turned into a bluebird flying off to... new projects.icon_wink.gif


 


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