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  1. Got licensed in 2 more states (1st state was just before 2019 ended lol) Taken on more responsibility at work that's showing regional HQ & real HQ that I'm awesome (so I should hit senior title for 2021) my 1yr engineer moved to my state and I get to train her Boyfriend and I did not kill each working from home in a 600sqft house for 4mo My cow is really cute and has gotten better manners
    5 points
  2. I can play this week. But we might also need to table the game until next week. I sort of expect RG to shut down the forum, or limit who can post on Thursday and Friday (due to the exams), and that tends to carry into Monday morning of the following week too. So maybe we wait until next week to play, maybe try to recruit some of the noobs that start showing up? @Dothracki won't be the FNG in a week
    4 points
  3. I get to roll out of bed 5 mins before work.
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  4. I switched jobs. The wife finally had knee replacement surgery (ongoing recovery) that was several years overdue. I haven't gone stir crazy while working remotely.
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  5. I got my first PE license My wife got to experience snow for the first time We had a healthy baby boy I've been working from home and that has allowed me to spend countless hours with my family I finally got my dream job My sister announced she is pregnant with her 3rd kid, and I'll been down here when she's born Tiger King Tesla launched NASA astronauts into space from the US for the first time in a while, and since I was working from home I could watch the entire live stream The Office finally became popular enough that people understand my references
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  6. Whoa whoa!!!! I didn't say I was running it. I was just thinking out loud. (OMG what have I done?!)
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  7. I recently resumed volunteering at the local animal shelter after they started reopening following covid lockdown! I began weightlifting in June 2020 and I think I'm slowly getting okay at it (I think...?) My best friend finally bit the bullet and instead of waiting for their 'official' wedding day, went to town hall and got married after I kept badgering her and her wedding date got moved three times. Slowly understanding more of this new government job and have already proved myself to being awesome. Undergraded, but going to use that to my advantage and attempt some lower-g
    3 points
  8. Lost almost 75 lbs. Got a raise at some point in there... Got much needed yardwork done.
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  9. The crossfitters got their own thread!
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  10. Work ordered me a cell phone and it came in today. It's pink. I don't think they realized it was going to be pink. Lord help me when the linemen find out...
    3 points
  11. Are you sure he isn't a former wrestler? My husband has full dad bod, but can still handstand walk across the house. I feel like it's as much about balance as it is strength. I pick at my hands when in meetings to disgust those around me, so I (knock wood) won't tear. I also focus on the palm grip (heh) to avoid it as well. Our coach swears by it. But here's my "I fought the box and the box won" photo from back in February.
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  12. Hey @MadamPirate PE @txjennah PE It's not as awful as Kissing Coronavirus
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  14. (sorry, not sorry )
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  15. Did Friday and Saturday workout (yay) and planning on not missing and MWFSat workouts until the end of the month, because I paid for them! Friday was Zercher squats, which I'd never done before. Got to around 10kg each side (so total of 35kg lift, I think)? I believe I could have gone heavier, but it was also my first time doing the movement, so I wanted to err on the side of caution. My inner elbow did hurt a bunch right after, but I think that's just because of how this squat is. Saturday was more bench press, but we were doing not normal reps. I know there is a specific term
    2 points
  16. I finally dropped below 17% BF yesterday morning. Hoping to drop down more before I set up the squat rack again and begin bulking.
    2 points
  17. I learned how to make sourdough bread.
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  18. Do you have to assemble it? I think thats the size I made, was only $40 bucks in wood but it was more of a PIA than I thought it would be.. Probably $300 in labor. There was a class last week and something was wrong with the sign up website so too many people came, the wife had to use a 20IN - first time she used one in a workout, it took her a while but she got it done (same day I busted my shin) I told her you cant go back down now!
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  21. I got to attend a 6 person, sunrise, beachside micro-wedding of two very dear friends of ours, one of whom was the officiant of our wedding. That was by far the highlight of the summer so far. My best friend had her first baby, whom I haven't met, but I'm so happy for them and he is the cutest! Back in February, right before COVID-19 made things nuts here in the U.S., we took a trip to see my MIL, who has since passed away. I got a new job back in January, that I'm liking a lot. Working from home has generally improved the diversity of meals we're having, and consequently,
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  22. I had some complaints about the title the thread where I last posted this. But I wanted to get a thread going (hopefully this isn't adding another unneeded thread) but wanted to start this thread so we can continue the dialogue related to the new exam format. Come December, we can start to use this thread to share our experiences similar to what has been done for ME exams (keeping in mind the NCEES rules/regulations!!!). Check out the tutorials and demo on the website below, it demonstrates what the CBT exam will look like on the screen including references https://ncees.org/exams/cb
    2 points
  23. In laws did not come visit for 2 weeks this past summer!
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  24. Keep your head up everyone! Don't forget to take a break when you need to. I highly recommend taking advantage of the extra month or two you have before your CBT exam date compared to the October exam date to deep dive on areas you are most uncomfortable with.
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  25. I'll let you know in December. My gut says... yes. I'll be taking April 21.
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  26. Had the "Silencer Smooth" Light Roast this morning, most excellent! Will order in larger quantities!
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  27. Woah, did i drop in at a weird time.
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  28. I always felt like I was dumb for intentionally studying for over a year for a few hours each week when I heard most people only took a few months to prep. I went through Zach Stone's free trial on demand class sections and read several of the typical reference books during October 2019-April 2020 and then signed up for the full class at the end of April 2020 finishing up the on demand classes I couldn't access during the trial. Then I just reviewed my notes and a few videos a head of time in preparation for the live classes each week.
    2 points
  29. So how is everyone's studying going? Work has been a madhouse this week for me, and I took it easy this weekend, only working Zach's end of class test. Though I might do a course quiz or two this afternoon if I get the chance. I think i'm going into burnout mode after a full year of this, so I'm hoping to get back in the zone soon. Been consistently making 60/80s on practice exams so hoping that's good enough to get that pass!
    2 points
  30. That reminds me, I need to update the WTTS text before the end of the week.
    1 point
  31. Hey! I'm actually going to move this post to a forum where it might get more views... I think it might help! It's now located in the "After You Pass The Exam" forum.
    1 point
  32. Check out Scott Tinker's organization here...https://switchon.org/ He's got some great discussions on what the future of energy might be particularly as it relates to the energy in developing economies. https://switchon.org/films/switch/
    1 point
  33. Chuck Tingle. Omg. I have Friday night Zoom calls with friends back in TX and we spent one of those evenings reviewing the titles of his stories. LOL. They are way too NSFW to post here, but they are a RIDE.
    1 point
  34. Lololololololol. I died on Saturday. We did a pyramid bench press like this: 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 4, 6, 8, 10. I actually benched way more than I usually did (did 20lbs on each side for 8 after doing it for a couple reps, so total weight of 75lbs), and was feeling good. But then we had the final 10 to 1 rep of kettlebell exercises. Single arm push press, reverse lunge (while holding kettlebell), one-arm swings, and rows. Everyone finished so much earlier than me and I was just...dying. Was super sore. I wish I could have gone down a kettlebell size, but there were only blues left s
    1 point
  35. UPDATE: COVID-19 Screening question now required along with exam authorization and ID. See the link to donwload the form. https://ncees.org/october-2020-exam-administration-updates/
    1 point
  36. DCA search shows some licenses were issued on Friday (October 9). @CAPLS, will there be additional licenses uploaded to DCA during this run of approvals or will the next be in two weeks?
    1 point
  37. Fun video for nerds.
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  38. I'll start with a couple Disclaimers. What I did will not work for everyone. There are some key advantages (and one key disadvantage) that I had going into the exam. Advantages: I have an ABET accredited bachelor's in civil engineering and a master's from an ABET accredited school, focused in geotechnical engineering. I also took several structural engineering courses as I was getting those degrees. My work experience has primarily focused on geotechnical engineering, along with a heavy dose of construction observation and construction materials testing. Most recently, I'm bee
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