January 20th, 2012

it's in that place

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How do you eliminate toxic people from your life?  My only connection, besides our personal relationship, is my best friend of 15 years is married to said person's best friend.  In a perfect world, it would have all worked out, but I can't live with or tolerate any more manipulation.  I do love this person, but they're just awful for my whole world.  How do I rid myself of this?!

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I just got a new MacBook. What programs should I get and other cool things? 
Also. Unfortunately my new macbook already has a dent. Any ideas for how to cover it? Computer covers?

Do you think putting stickers all over nice computers look tacky?

terrible last words

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The other day at a party I met someone whose company is hiring, he asked me to send him my resume. My question is should I enclose a cover letter? Or what should i put in the body of the email? He knows my old boss really well so it's like a guaranteed recommendation from him.
warhol zebra

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Will you tell me about a time when you overcame a really difficult obstacle? I need to hear some hopeful stories. :(
I was just let go from my job this morning and am in a precarious financial situation. I absolutely need to find a new job as soon as possible, but all I want to do is sit in the shower and cry a lot.

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Do you have any friends that have opposing political views? If a friend sent you an e-mail with political views that were completely opposite to you, would you be angry with them/decide you couldn't be friends with that person any longer?
Me - o rly?

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Let's pretend DNA matching and stuff like that doesn't exist for a moment. What things make you sure you're related to your relatives? For instance, I have curly hair in the front, and straight hair in the back; one of my uncles has incredibly curly hair, and one of my brothers also has curly hair, while the other brother has straight hair. I have my dad's laugh, his handwriting, and we cross our legs the same when we're sitting down. I worry like my mom. I have my grandma's quirky sense of humor and practical jokes, and my grandpa's fingernails and hairline.

What about you?
Agents are Go!

Need some hangers.

Recently I have acquired a bunch of clothing that needs to be hung. However, I have no more hangers (all used for jackets/hoodies) so I'm just hanging them in various point around the room. The ladies love it.

Is there a way I can get free/super cheap hangers? I was thinking about going to goodwill/salvation army/another thrift store to see if they'd let me have some, but I don't know if that's appropriate or anything. I see hangers in Target and such, but it's like 5 bucks for 3 super fancy hangers. I only need simple wire ones, or the plastic tubey ones for my heavier jackets.

>> for blue skies
  • _boppo_

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Have any of you ever moved to a different country for a relationship?
What factors were holding you back from making the move originally? Did you regret it or did it work out?
Where did you move to > from?

OR Have any of you had this choice and made the opposite decision and didn't move? Why?

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TQC, I have to be at work by myself for another seven hours (already been here for over 4) and I am in that stage of tired where everything has started hurting, and the only cure is a nap. How do I make it through till 7 pm tonight without falling asleep? No pain meds on me and I can't leave the shop because I'm the only one there. Will it go away after a while?

What do you like to do when you're at work by yourself with nothing to do?
  • eqo

Koffie Inspiration

If the mods suddenly unbanned all previous users who had been banned, would you be in support? Are there any rules you think are outdated?

Chances are the majority of them wouldn't even know they were unbanned.
  • mikehz

What kind of MP3 player do you use, and what do you use it for?

I have a number of them. The work horse is a Stanza Clip, which I use for audio books and podcasts. I listen to a lot of podcasts! I like the Clip because it lets you delete items right from the player after you're done with them. If you have a few dozen podcasts it's easy to lose track of which ones you've heard and which you haven't. It’s a great little player that doesn’t get the respect it deserves because it’s not an Apple product.

I also have a iPod Shuffle 5th gen, but don't like it as well as the older ones because it won't automatically go from one podcast to the next, and you can't delete from the player.

For some odd reason, my wife decided I needed another player, and so got me a iPad Nano for Christmas. It's a good device, but still suffers from being unable to delete played items. However, the radio is nice sometimes.

I have an older Insignia 2 gig player from Best Buy that I use just as a backup. As with many older players, there is no bookmark feature. If you're halfway through something and then plug it in to charge the device, it won't pick up playing where you left off. How annoying is THAT?

I also have an iPod Touch, which is a wonderful device that I use for everything except an MP3 player--its designed function.

There are also a couple other players laying around that I never use, and are so bad they're not worth mentioning.
Mr. Pants Says


What are some of the Things your generation had that the one behind you doesn't?

pay phones
Corded telephones
Popcorn poppers
The pleasure of slamming the phone down in someone's ear.

All gone, relegated to historical romances and period pieces.
  • Current Mood
    okay okay
james franco 2

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For those of you that have - how did you cope with quitting smoking?

So far I've gone a week and a day and have had no cravings whatsoever up until today. The reason I quit was because I developed a really bad chesty cough after having a cold so I didn't want to aggravate it by smoking. What do you do to distract yourself from smoking? What about around friends that are smokers? I'm really struggling today D:
  • queensj


I need to buy a lap top. It can be pretty simple but must run/load quickly. Basically I just want to be able to go online, possibly watch videos online, use microsoft office and Rosetta Stone (so it must take cd-roms). Any suggestions?
Fonz: barry

Mod Labeling

I know it's no longer ok to judge people based on the mere fact that they have a tattoo.
however, I feel you can still judge a person by what they choose to tattoo on themselves.

What do you assume about a person based on certain tattoos?
(like the cliches: tramp-stamp = slutty, or Chinese symbol on a white person = gullible)


Do you judge people irl on the way they handle their pets?

I was dating a guy and his little, spoiled dog was so awful at the dog park I was totally turned off.