I'm stuck for what to do for the rest of my summer break whilst my friends aren't around. Any ideas as to what I can do on my own, that don't require much cash? Serious/non serious ideas for stuff to do at home, outside, wherever are welcome.
DK/DC - where would you recommend a visitor go to eat in your town/city?
disclaimer: my opinion on HP is my opinion. there will be no spoilers.
i think the movie was awful. sure, it had its moments and funny parts, but the overall movie was weak in comparison to the other 7.1 movies. i haven't read the books, but my friend Alice cried at how utterly horrible the adaptation was. i immediately walked out when the credits started rolling, found my friends among a crowd of people, and we all had the same thoughts. i even started dozing off towards the end.
if you have seen the movie already, what did you think? if you haven't seen the movie, what are your expectations?
i work at a department store and i absolutely HATEHATEHATE my job. still, though, it's a job, and i still work there because i haven't found anything that suits me better or would pay me more.
i've done two months of seasonal retail work before this job and was hired in to take over as the department manager. after being trained on the cash register for four hours, i was left to figure out everything else on my own. when i was being trained, my trainer told me that in certain instances, it's okay to scan coupons for people even if they don't have the coupons in their hands and that it's okay to change the price of items that you're not supposed to use a coupon on because everyone does it and it's easier that way and etc etc etc.
the Loss Prevention manager is coming around to our store today or next week and now i'm TERRIFIED that i'm going to be fired. i know that the LP person will have access to all of my transactions since i've been there in january and there will be no hiding the fact that i've severely fucked up. if/when i get fired, how do i handle it? i know that i really screwed up here and i don't want to throw my trainer under the bus, but that's what i've been doing all along because i was under the impression that scanning coupons/changing prices was the way to keep customers happy and we can't get any complaints about our store.
have you been in a situation like this before? if so, how'd you deal with it?
Did you ever love a kind of food, and suddenly it upset your digestive system to eat it?
Recently I've been more affected by acidic foods and I've been getting heartburn. I only had heartburn for the first time just a few years ago. It's upsetting me to think I may have to cut back on spicy foods and orange juice. :(
What sexual/bodily things did you misunderstand as a child?
-I thought all girls had penises inside their bodies because of not paying close attention to a medical video my mom was watching at about age 8. -When babies were born doctors would do a blood test to determine the gender because looking at the baby's privates was rude. -You could have a baby just by pushing really hard. -When I was 3 mom asked if I wanted a sister or brother because she was pregnant. I thought you could choose from then on until my cousin was born, and my aunt was disappointed because she wanted a girl. I think I was 9.
I had a tattoo appointment scheduled for next tuesday. I had to bail my little sister out of jail earlier this week, so I could no longer afford my tattoo appointment until next pay check,so I called and canceled and everything seemed cool and I am going to reschedule when I get paid next.
I want to get a chest dermal anchor done today, at the same shop, on my boyfriends dime.
Is this weird? Am I being anxious over nothing?
I keep envisioning having to explain myself as to why i had to cancel a tattoo appointment (a week in advance though) yet I am suddenly able to afford a piercing.
Need to vent about anything? --- A big fuck you to the stupid fucking redneck on my petfinder facebook page who is giving away two litters of kittens, two mamma cats and a puppy THEY JUST FUCKING GOT so that they can get a new dog...SERIOUSLY!!
Yes, yes, all crimes are horrible and certainly no one really deserves to have bad shit happen to them, but are there certain things (age, race, gender, religious affiliation etc etc etc) that can up the OMG factor when you hear a person with that aspect has been the victim of a crime?
I interviewed for a job on Monday. A job that was absolutely perfect for me based on my experience etc. I thought the interview went well. They really liked me, talked to me like I already had the job, said they'd let me know in a few days but they didn't want to jump the gun. I sent a thank you card and everything. I really, really wanted that job. I knew I'd be happy there.
Fast forward to today. Still haven't heard anything from them. So I called up their office. Some girl named SARAH answered. They hired her instead. Biggest. Slap. in the face. Ever. I cannot help but take this rejection personally and am really upset because that is a REALLY shitty thing to do to someone seriously wtf. I am settling down but I still feel so so awful and there's no one here to give me a hug.
Can you please post things to cheer me up, like cute things like videos of puppies or kittens or babies or anything that makes you smile.
If you place an order at a restaurant for a pick up are you supposed to tip? It's for a sushi place where youre expected to tip if you eat there but i feel like the tip is for waiter service and whatnot
What was the school lunch situation like when you were younger? If you ate the meals provided by the school, were they as terrible as most people tend to claim? Anything stand out as the absolute worst? What about the best? Did your school ever provide food from local restaurants/fast food places?
EDIT: All right, I won't leave y'all hanging anymore. Some of you got it half right. That's actually peach and pear cobbler. I thought it was beef stew when it was served to me, too. When I sniffed it I couldn't even tell, but another brave teacher tried it and let the rest of us know.
I took a drug test for a job I just got hired for (fucking finally, it's been a sad 19 months), I've never had to do one before. I had to pee in a cup; they took my bag and told me to pee in the cup and to NOT flush the toilet when I was done for whatever reason. Out of habit after I was done I flushed it, one second too late I remembered I wasn't supposed to fucking do that.
I'm also paranoid about the results, because they will come back positive for an antidepressant and my ADD meds. I figured they would question me about medications prior to the test and they didn't. They wouldn't talk to me at all.
If you had a stain (shit stain, food stain or any other stain) on the back of your pants/shorts/skirt wouldn't you want someone to tell you about it?
My roommate jsut went to leave for work and I was like you have a stain on your ass and he said like I care? I suggested he go change his shorts and he got all pissy about it. In the end he did change but still....
Do you think cops should have to follow traffic laws?
What about on the job vs off the job?
I get sick of being cut off by off duty cops, seeing them not use turn signals and run red lights and stop signs when not in pursuit not to mention speeding by an insane amount (got passed going 65 in a 55 today).
I guess on some occasions they could be in pursuit without using the lights/siren but not as frequently as I see this going on surely.
So, I am getting pretty paranoid about my privacy these days. I deleted my facebook and such because I don't trust them to keep my info secure. I viewed myself on Spokeo.com and I am SUPER not happy about that, even if a lot of the data is incorrect. Too much of it WASN'T.
The more we advance with technology, the less I will be able to brush off the past. While it is a part of me, I don't want it there always in e-form. I. Hate. It.
I also didn't realize that if you have a gmail account then all of your google searches are logged. They are in a database forever.
So. I think I am going to create a kind of alias. I want to use it for social networking in the future (even though it will be very limited) and also using it to sign up for different things online, just to keep myself a bit separate. In the grand scheme of things, my IP address is attached to everything I do, but I am trying to keep myself as concealed as can be possible and reasonable for myself.
Does anyone have any suggestions for keeping your identity a bit more private. There are some programs that are supposed to protect you and I would like some recommendations. Also, anyone that has had success with not using their real name for social networking stuff.
TLDR- I am paranoid about privacy. If you are not and have no interest then move along.
I got a CrackBerry Torch today and though I freely admit I am not always the sharpest tack in the box, I would assume it to be common knowledge that the little button with a crossed out speaker on top of the phone means "silent"; while the two up and down arrows on the side of the phone SHOULD adjust the volume on the device. They do neither.
Am I an idiot or is my new phone defective?
Do you like your phone? I had my other one for five-ish years and now I'm all sorts of anxious about learning how to use a smartphone. But it's preeetty.
[OH ETA:] How do you customize your gadgets? Share pictures & links if it appeals to you!
I'm having a BBQ tomorrow. I'm nervous. What should I make/serve? How do I keep people entertained? Any ideas? These are all coworkers. I know them moderately well. But I want some activities to keep them occupied.
I was at a cafe today out of town waiting for an appointment and the owner was SO friendly and nice, and he chatted me up the entire time. Anyway, he had the little credit card attachment for smartphones so I was never really able to see my total and wasn't that concerned because the price was right there on the menu. Long story short: my $2.75 16 ounce Americano ended up costing 6 dollars. Would you be peeved by this? I'm really peeved. Normally I'm much better about my finances and would have noticed it sooner but I was so busy all day.
The last time you were just all "really?"? OR! Most exciting thing to happen to you recently!?
If you have graduated from high school, or are in high school now, how many people were/are in your graduating class?
I just saw 500 described as a small number for a graduating class. Not even the largest schools in my city had that many students in a single grade. I was in a class of 74. My friend was in a class of 15. I'm just wondering what size classes are normal in a place where 500 is considered small.
Alright. There was this website I stumbled across awhile ago & I cannot remember what it was called. But I do seem to remember the setup [roughly]: there was a cloud shape on the left hand side [or right?] & it had text in it from where someone submitted a negative situation they were currently dealing with. In order for you to post yours, you had to offer up some positive advice for the random situation presented. After that you can add your own or just continue responding to other updates.
Anyway.. it had something to do with hugs. That's all I can remember, really. & I do know it's not the "Free Hug Campaign" [though that looks really cool, too]. Any ideas?