May 7th, 2003

  • shawnj

Gremlins again

I think I just killed my phone. I was driving home, and I spilled some soda on my phone. It's completely screwed. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to salvage it? A blow dryer? Leave it overnight? What should I do?
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  • kalei

Allergy relief

Anyone have suggestions for relieving a runny nose if benadryl doesn't work?

I have allegra, but I don't really want to mix the two.

Thanks in advance, my nose will thank you even more. Or should I say "my node".

Me at work - mine

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I write, and one of my "friends" has Omni Outliner for Mac, which is apparently a really great tool for creating book outlines and world building. It also seems to have a data base for searching within the outline.

Does anyone know of a similar program for Windows?

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  • poemi

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Do you refuse to like things that everyone likes?

For no good reason I really despise Harry Potter, and all the nnsense that goes with it. Stuff that people obsess over really bothers me. I've never read a Harry Potter book, and I just can't bring myself to, even though I hear that they're good from reliable sources. Its not just Harry Potter by the way, I'm just using that as an example. Another example: Never seen Braveheart. People are always shocked with this for some reason. I just can't do it!

I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything. I know lots of you folks out there like this stuff, thats doesn't bother me, it's just me.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has this problem.

college degrees

As a college student, I found it interesting someone in another community said their college degree in Physics was useless in the real world.
In your opinion which degree is the most useless?

Which college degree the most useful.
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violet maple

I think this is a good one...

The gods of music appear before you with a thunderous boom and smoke and brimstone and all the bells 'n whistles entitled to them as members of class "Deity".

They offer a proposition, with a major catch:

You can go see any act. Living, dead, or "Keith Richards". Live in concert, any venue, any seat in the place (if the place has seats, not to discriminate against you open-air ampitheatre folk).

But that will be the last concert you can ever go to.

Who do you see?
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    {in head} Springsteen: Downbound Train
  • tigery

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I love this group.. its nice to have some random question when i get home. and im amazed at the range of ages we have. Im in highschool and love hearing the other veiws on things.
now for the question....

Other than your parents, who would you say has been the most infulental person (or people) in your life?

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First post here.. woohoo! Anyway, I am going to be graduating from high school in a few weeks here, and since I am the valedicorian, I have to make a speech at graduation, and I was wondering if anyone here has ever had to make a speech like that for such an occasion, and what the heck am I supposed to talk about?


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Okay guys, I need a little help here. I know these lyrics to a song, but I don't know who it's by or what it's called. Maybe y'all could help?!

Okay, the chorus goes "Wake up! You're asleep at the wheel!" And it repeats that. It's a heavier song.

Thanks in advance for your help.
smiley jen

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I got home today, which means that I drove all day. And what happens while I drive? I think of more questions. So here are some driving related ones.

Do you ever get road rage?

Have you ever flirted with another driver? This being, driving next to each other to stay in each other's eye sight, following another driver, or someone following you?
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What do you have on your bed?

I've got the norm including a scarf, a towel, two clean pairs of jeans, two cartons of soy bean milk, my AP World History book, my cell phone, two hanger, and a bra.

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I need to bring a main dish for a get together that we're having after school next week. Does anyone have any suggestions?

...and if you have any please?

thanks :)
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my "big" question for the evening

so... what does anyone else think about the idea of the military's rules regarding homosexuals?

for the record, the rules currently are "don't ask, don't tell, don't harass, don't pursue"

what that means: nobody can officially "ask" you if you're gay. if you come forward and say you are gay, you will be kicked out. if anyone finds out you're gay, you will be kicked out. if you harass someone and suspect them of being gay, you both could be kicked out. if you pursue the issue, you both could be kicked out.

so... basically if you are gay, in the military, you have to be REALLY quiet about it and pray nobody ever finds out... or you (and possibly whoever tries to "out" you) could be kicked out...
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    curious curious

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do you have names picked out for your children(this is obviously for children you dont have) for example I already know ideally waht i'd like to name my yet unconcived children(to be created with my as of yet unmet future husband)
and yes i know my spouse would have to agree, but if you could pick the names you wanted what would they be(just assume that your spouse or sig other agrees)

mine would be
for boys: Caleb Leroy(I've always loved the name Caleb and Leroy is my grandpa's name) and Noah James(For no reason excpet I like the name)
for girls: Lilia Virginia(Lilia is because I have danced since I was a little girl and I was at one time a huuuge gymnastics fan, and Lilia Podkopayeva was my fave gymnast, esp because she also did a lot of ballet and was very graceful when she performed and Virginia was my grandma's name.

Alexandra Sue(Alexandra Deford is the character in my all time favortie book about an 8yr old who died in 1981 of Cystic Fibrosis(her dad wrote the book) and Sue is my best friends name

Christina Sarah Christine is my moms name(I just like Christina better) and Sarah is my other best friends name.

other names i like for girls are: Grace, Taryn, Taylor and Ainsley

and yes I have many m ore girls names i've thought of than boys.

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If you could go back and talk to yourself say 10yrs earlier(meaning be the person you are now talking to yourself from back then-what would you say)

and this age range isnt a specific number, you could talk to yourself from 20yrs back or whatnot.

I got this idea for a question from tonites Dawsons Creek episode by the way

10yrs ago I was 16 and I think i'd say

There is so much I would do differently if i could go back, knowing what I know now. I wouldnt care what peole thought of me, I wouldnt be afraid of looking stupid or being judged I wouldnt go to HS every day feeling that if I did one wrong thing or didnt dress the right way or behave the right way i'd lose my friends or people would gossip--because those things will happen no matter what. It took me a long time to realize that it didnt matter that I iddnt have the best, most expensive clothes or that I wasnt the most popular or that yeah I sometimes made mistakes or did embarrasing things but in the end none of that mattered because my friends stood by me no matter what.
When I think back to HS I had some days when I would coem home crying, It wasnt all a happy time, there was a group of girls who hated me, I had boys tell me I was pretty then laugh and say "just kididng you're too ugly to ever date"
those same teenage boys hit on me and flirted with me at my 5yr Reunion, oen of those girls that was once my sworn enemy is one of my friends now. People change, times change. We all become diff people, the people you are at 15 or 16 or 20 are not who you will be for life. Friends will grow apart. when I was 14 or 16 or even 18 I thought i'd be close to my friends for life, most of them I havent talked to in years. You learn to stop worrying over little things, but a part of you wishes you still had those littel worries. I wish my biggest worry was whether or not my hair would look good or whether i'd find a date for prom. Now I worry about paying my bills, about finsishing school about what's going to happen in the future.
When I look back on those days in HS or even Jr High I remember the bad because they were part of me. Even today when I walk by a crowd of teenagers I'm instantly reminded of HS and now it felt to either have that great feeling of being with your friends and being accepted or that feeling of alienation of feeling that everyone was watching you and judging you. Those bad times were part of the whole experienfe but i've learned to let them go, I dont hold grudges and I dont have any regrets--my classmates and I are all in our mid twenties now, we're not the same people and we never will be. We've grown and changed in ways we never could haev imagined and now when I think back to those years I dont really think about the bad stuff, instead I remember all the good times.