my grandfather died and was extremely generous to me in his will.
-obviously i can't really discuss this with anyone because of how inconsolably rude and snobbish that would be, and additionally my friends would think i was stuck-up and rich. (this is where anonymous strangers on the internet come in.)
-however, this may be life-changing and i am laying in bed wide awake thinking about it. i have to get up in 4 hours and it will take between 3 months and a year to get any of the stuff he left to me, so obviously this isn't the best time to make any plans.
any suggestions to help me stop my mind from racing and go to bed?
I'm going to start looking for a new job in a few months (I'll be staying at my old job until I get hired somewhere else), but I don't know what to say about why I'm leaving my previous job.
The real answer is that my boss has completely changed my job duties so I'm doing a WAY more expensive job and he's refusing to change my pay to reflect that. He also creates a completely toxic work environment by demanding that his employees secretly watch their coworkers and tattle on them for petty things like making personal calls at work or chatting too much with customers or whatever, so everyone hates/distrusts each other.
How can I put these in an "interview friendly" way, or should I just make up something vague?
what Christmas song would you like to erase from all radio stations forever, so you never had to hear it again?
for me, it has to be "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree". Brenda Lee has the most hideous voice.
DK/DC/don't listen to holiday music: what song would you like to erase from existence?
It's that time of year again where I have to decide if I'm signing up for another year of Pandora or going with someone else. I've pretty much worn out Pandora's playlist so I'd really like to find an alternative.
So, does anyone have any recommendations for a streaming radio service? I don't mind paying up to $60/year but three things it must have:
1. Be ad free
2. Have some option to never ever ever play a song again
3. Play random selections beyond what I tell it to play -- this is why I love radio as opposed to playing my own music and is very important.
Honorable Mention: New music added frequently
So, any ideas?
What was the best gift you have ever received for Christmas or whatever?
Actual item, not "My SO gave me a baby"
My six year old has been dying for the new Wii U and we've told him that you cannot find them in stores, Santa can't get it either, we will get one AFTER Christmas. We totally have one and I'll be damned if Santa gets the credit for that gift. I think my son will literally piss himself.
Will you answer these questions with whatever first comes to your mind, without looking at other peoples' responses?
1. A 54 year old man is in hospitalized with second degree burns on much of his body. How did he sustain these injuries?
2. Two twin sisters are estranged from their family as a result of their career choice. What kind of work do they do?
3. You are trapped inside of a locked down store with two elderly women. What store are you in?
4. A female prison warden spends much of her time at work sneaking onto web forums about her favorite hobby. What is her hobby? Will she ever get in trouble for this?
If a business makes a mistake (say, accidentally double-charges you) and causes you to be charged an overdraft fee by your bank, should they be responsible for reimbursing your bank fee in addition to correcting their error?
Do you think families who get their own reality shows regret the decision to do so because of the ramifications that having a reality show has on their family?
Can you share examples and reasons why or why not?
Inspired to ask because I'm watching "Sister Wives" on my DVR and I can't help but think that going public on their TV show has made their family life that much worse and they internally regret the decision.
Tqc, I could really use a job, but all my potential employers see my Bachelor's in Music, and cringe at the thought of hiring me. I was doing well at wrangling myself a job at a health food store, until they saw that and...the manager looked like he'd stepped in dog poo.
How can I get around this? Why does being a classically trained violinist make me unhirable?
Dk/dc: what's for dinner? (we're having turkey a la king!)
Long story short: I'm a student at university, living on campus in the city. I don't get on with my flatmates for reasons I'd rather not go into. My family live about half an hour away, in a small suburban town where there is little to do and I know nobody. If I was to live at home I would save a lot of money and wouldn't have to deal with the misery of having to interact with unfriendly flatmates on a day-to-day basis. However I wouldn't be able to go clubbing or out late at night at all unless I could stay at a friend's house. And I would have to put up with my emotionally abusive, volatile dad.
If you were a student, would you rather put up with an unpleasant living situation, or live at home (if possible)?
Can you tell me some horror stories about flatmates/people you've lived with? I want to feel better about my situation.
I have a student with ADHD. Okay, I have several, but I'm struggling with one. He's on the smaller side, so meds aren't always reliable for him, especially if he doesn't remember to take any.
I let him move around and work with his hands when I can, which helps. But on days that he's really wound up, I'm not sure how I can get him to focus on reading.
My question is this: If you have ADHD (or have a kid with it) and you are having an especially high-strung day, what things help you?
Do you scan your computer for viruses,trojans and worms? my HD had over 300 trojans on it!!
How about your portable drives? thumb drives?
Did you find any great deals this Cyber Monday?
Nothing has really stood out to me but I'm pretty much finished shopping.
Pie or cake?
Kindle Paperwhite or Kobo Glo?
Sara Crewe or Mary Lennox?
INXS or AC/DC?
Nikkon or Canon?
Megan Calvet/Draper or Joan Holloway/Harris?
Is someone getting the best of you?
I'm looking for boots, 14-16 eyelets, black, steel toed that are not TUK or Doc Marten. Any suggestions?
And/or have you worn Demonia boots? They sell a 14 eyelet boot, i'm wondering how they compare in comfortability to TUK. Any idea?(I found docs to be too heavy and not comfortable)
If you needed a decent ammount of money to borrow from someone, how would you go about asking that person?
Would you ask more than one person to help you ?
Do any of you still have huge emotional attachments to your 'firsts'? First relationship, first kiss, first person you slept with, etc.
A friend is having a VERY hard time accepting that his long-time friend has started dating his First Everything Girl. He's upset that the friend has her around a lot, brings her to their usual dude night bar spot on their regular night to hang out, and especially about the excessive PDA. I don't particularly understand this but I'm still trying to help him work through it.