November 9th, 2013

ballerina

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I literally just bought a new phone charger yesterday because my cat (the little fucker in my icon) chewed through the first one. I forgot to put the new one away before I crashed last night and I woke up to this brand new $25 cord also being chewed through. it no longer works, and now I have to shell out more money for a new charger. I'm broke right now so this really annoys me.

what's the last small thing to really piss you off?
huh? duck

Who is "they", anyway?

They say "it's the thought that counts" when it comes to gift giving but I'd like to know how far you think that phrase goes.

Do you think all gifts should be "good" (meaning of emotional boost to the receiver) based on the simple fact that they're gifts?

Do you think gift cards or cash are thoughtless gifts? Does your opinion change if the person is doing okay financially and doesn't really need cash or has the ability (financially and otherwise) to shop for themselves for something they want, anyway?

Let's say you have a friend who is trying very hard to declutter their lives to the point of living a minimalist lifestyle. You see The Perfect Thing for them in a store and there's a gift-giving occasion coming up. Do you buy it? Is it thoughtful to do so? Is the recipient ungrateful and lacking in social graces if they point out that it's a nice thought but remind you they're trying to get rid of stuff, not get more?

(I know it sounds like this is a validation or support post but these aren't real life scenarios for me, just random thoughts I had recently when reading about minimalist lifestyles.)

ETA: My answers are here.
groucho

(no subject)

would you pose naked and have the photos posted on the internet??

Yes
5(6.4%)
NO!
33(42.3%)
been there done that
13(16.7%)
no one wnats to see your junk Haji
9(11.5%)
totally nude?
3(3.8%)
got your camera? good! start snapping
0(0.0%)
i'm naked now...lol
1(1.3%)
in your dreams haji
4(5.1%)
did i say no yet? NO!
10(12.8%)
self

Christian Reformed Church (CRC)

Where does the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) fit on the scale of fundamentalism/creationism to not-taking-that-whole-Bible-thing-literally? Is the CRC one of those groups that gravitates hard-right politically? Will they teach my kid that I am going to suffer eternally in hell if I don't embrace their ways?

*daha*
Inu profile

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I have a (hopefully) quick resume/CV question. Back in May I finished the coursework for my second Master's, but I hadn't officially graduated because this particular program requires students to finish a portfolio as the final graduation requirement. Since May I have had "Anticipated December 2013" as the graduation date for my new degree. But since then I finished my portfolio and it was accepted, which means that I actually will graduate this December. Right now I'm just sitting around waiting for the Board of Trustees to get together and sign off on this year's graduations in a little over a month.

Is it appropriate for me to just write "December 2013" as the graduation date on my resume since I know I'll be graduating next month, or is it better to keep using "Anticipated December 2013"? Or is there some third option I'm not aware of that would be more appropriate?