October 11th, 2013

dead zone johnny & sarah

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I feel like there is a story behind this table. It's so unique and I can't figure out if the wooden base was hand made or not. How do I go about trying to find out more about this table? Take a picture to an antique shop?
towers

Sewing!

I've always vaguely been intrigued by the idea of making my own clothes, and I recently figured out how to turn a dude's tshirt into a woman's shirt, and I just found a dress pattern I want to make super badly.

http://www.kitschycoo.bigcartel.com/product/the-lady-skater-sewing-pattern-for-teens-and-women

However, my sewing machine is rather old, and I'm considering upgrading. The machine I have is a Singer 237 that my mom bought used in the early seventies. In the late eighties, early nineties, she got it fixed up, and it still works pretty well, but it's super simple. Can just do a straight stitch and zigzag, that's it.

Do you have any recommendations for what types of sewing machines I should be looking at? Nothing super complicated, but could handle most patterns. There's a local sewing/vacuum store I might go check out today, see what they think.
My Alaskan Malamute Jeter

(Possibly Boring) Real Estate Question

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All of a sudden we are seeing empty houses around here. Lots of them. Lots of For Sale signs. Even a couple houses boarded up. What do these people know that I don't know? Should I call a realtor? Our mortgage is SO low (we refinanced about 2-3 years ago) - we have a small house with a huge yard, which we recently put a 5' fence all the way around for our two dogs. We feel very settled here (although I have always dreamed of buying a place way out in the country, with a little bit of land and a barn, etc). But what is going on with this neighborhood? Any ideas?
Evil Me

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Does anyone actually use Google Plus? I've never used it once, and I don't know anyone who does.

I kind of feel like Regina George in Mean Girls. Stop trying to make Google Plus happen, it's never going to happen!

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Going to a potluck tomorrow night, what should I make: pasta salad or broccoli salad?

What are you doing this weekend?

When was the last time you got really dressed up and went out? What was the occasion? How did you dress?
snowman

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TQC, I have recently started swimming again after a break of a few months. Swimming is making me dizzy. Sometimes dizzy enough that when I come out of the pool, I can't walk in a straight line. Why is this and what can I do? If it's relevant, I've been swimming for 20 years without these symptoms, I swim on my back and breast stroke and I put my head underwater but my ears don't hurt and I never feel like I have water in them and I've never had swimmer's ear. Any ideas?
Halloween

Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list?
Is it actually written down/typed up?
What's at the top of the list?
Is there anything on the list that you know you most likely will never get the chance to do?

At the top of my bucket list is see the Northern Lights.
I want to visit all 50 US states but I know I probably wont.
alice

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I just became a server (in the US). I want to be the best. What makes an incredible server in your opinion?

ETA: My boyfriend and I recently became long distance. He keeps pestering me to send him naughty pictures/videos. I a) don't feel comfortable taking any pictures of myself, (but could come around to the idea if I had half a clue where to start) let alone awkward naked selfies, and b) would be very concerned where they could end up (nothing to do with trusting him or not, just in general with that kind of thing existing). He hasn't really understood the first reasoning and would be very upset at the insinuated lack of trust in the second. WWTQCD?

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do you drink a lot? will you tell me about your drinking habits?

if you don't have any "habits" - how often do you drink and where? at home? out? bars? pubs? when you eat out?
do you always drink alcohol when eating out?
what are your favourite alcoholic drinks?
when you have a day off, do you take advantage by drinking or getting drunk the night before so you can have a hangover?

discuss anything drinking / alcohol.
bernerners in perjermers

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Do you ever feel like you care too much? What about? Do you ever feel like people don't care enough? What about? Feel free to interpret this and answer it however you darn well please.