November 17th, 2013

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1. I'm driving from Chicago to Savannah next week to visit family members over Thanksgiving break. I can either drive through Indianapolis, Cincinnati(ish), Lexington, Knoxville, and Asheville, or I can drive through Carbondale (IL), Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta. Which route should I take?

2. If you've driven in the mountains before: are you comfortable with mountain driving? What about mountain driving at night?

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You have developed a pressing medical issue and need to see a doctor about it. You have, or have just found, a doctor who treats issues like yours and takes your insurance/offers sliding scale payment, and can see you soon. After making the appointment, you come across some information about this doctor. Which of these would cause you to cancel/skip the visit?

Was disciplined for multiple counts of insurance frau
28(5.6%)
Was disciplined for over-prescribing controlled substances
18(3.6%)
Was sued for sexual misconduct with a patient
56(11.1%)
Was sued for sexual misconduct with a coworker
38(7.6%)
Got their medical degree in the Bahamas
19(3.8%)
Was disciplined for practicing medicine while intoxicated; this was ten years ago
30(6.0%)
Is at least 70 years old and quite possibly older than that
14(2.8%)
Was investigated in a wrongful death incident - cleared of any responsibility
6(1.2%)
Disciplined for promoting sale of special 'vitamins' in a questionable manner to patients
45(8.9%)
Disciplined for refusing to provide care to patients of a certain ethnicity (not yours)
52(10.3%)
Disciplined for breaking privacy/confidentiality laws
53(10.5%)
Disciplined for bringing personal nudist practices to work with him
40(8.0%)
Disciplined for pushing religion in an inappropriate way to patients
53(10.5%)
Is quite young (early-mid twenties) to be a doctor
6(1.2%)
Doctor's offices are located in a very bad neighborhood/area
13(2.6%)
Was fired stealing equipment from two different hospitals
32(6.4%)

Jealousy

What is the most embarrassing thing you've been jealous about? Maybe embarrassing isn't the right word... but something you've been jealous about that you'd never admit to or tried really hard to tell yourself you actually didn't care when you did?

(no subject)

Do you think it's "fair" to have a child from a sperm donor? Do you think there is anything immoral about choosing to raise a child from a sperm donor?

Do you tell your SO everything? Would you tell your SO if an ex called you and you answered?
Verlander

(no subject)

So, I was in a LDR that started out not long distance, but turned long distance after 9 months. However, right now I am starting out a relationship long distance. Any advice from people who started out their relationships long distance? What kinds of things did you guys do to make it easier? Stories? yay.
girls » barbie

boob tube

I had this dream last night where you could customize your TV service to only include channels you gave a damn about, and it lowered/raised your bill accordingly. I know TV is losing popularity, with stuff like Hulu and Netflix, but I wondered...

If you could customize your channels, which would you subscribe to?


And, if you don't watch an actual television, do you use a service like Netflix or Hulu?
Jim/Pam

Combination advice & hypothetical post

Background: I have not yet watched the series finale of "The Office," and now apparently the DVD includes a table read of said episode. I can't decide how I want to experience it: watch the episode first, like a regular fan, or watch the table read first and experience it like a member of the cast, which is a rare and novel opportunity.

[my personal pro/con list, which may or may not influence your answer, so I shall hide it]On the one hand, it would be interesting to form pictures in my head and then see them come to life - and how often do you get to feel like part of a show?*. On the other, it would also be interesting to watch the episode and then hear about some of the material that didn't make the final cut, especially if there are any really good scenes that would have a greater impact if you saw them in their full context rather than just the audio. I have a general idea of the outline from reading basic summaries, but no actual spoilers about the content.


*well, there was that time "The Class" streamed a live table read of a future episode -- I watched that prior to seeing the episode, and found it very enjoyable to see it come to life later, but I also didn't have anywhere near the same emotional investment in the show/characters


Question(s): Which would you watch first, and why? If you have actually seen both, what do you recommend I do?