January 19th, 2014

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Has anyone here traveled to the Middle East? If so, where did you go? How was it?

If you had to visit one country in the Middle East, which one would you choose? (Assume "none" is not an option.)

We have all committed crimes *in our minds*

Admit we have all done things to people for any reason in our heads.  Punching the stranger that bumped into you without saying sorry, pulled a evil prank or stunt on a family member that is annoying, did sinister things to someone that hits on your partner.  So let me ask you all what was one of the most recent evil thing you did to someone and why?
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What's the last book you've read? How would you rate it? What genre is it? Where's it based?

I just read The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan. I really enjoyed it and out of 5 stars would give it 4.5-5 stars. It's historical fiction, based partially in China and partially in San Francisco.

Help with domestic violence/leaving a spouse in Michigan

I have a friend in Michigan (Monroe, to be exact) who is trying to find some help with getting out of an abusive relationship.

She has an 18 month old daughter and lives in income based housing, she gets $400 in disability a month and her husband pays most of the bills as a large portion of her income goes to her medication and things for her daughter.

The apartment complex has a strict policy on DV situations, if she were to try and get the police involved and it was reported to the landlord she and her husband would be evicted.

She has no family she can stay with, husband will not leave the apartment.

She cannot work right now due to health issues, hence the disability.

Right now her issues are:

1) No where to go

2) No income to afford a place to go +bills and meds

3) No vehicle, although if push comes to shove I *will* find a way to drive up there and get her somewhere stable....if my house was bigger she would have been here already.

Does anyone have any input, or ideas on where to start looking for resources for her? This has been ongoing, not all physical but a lot of mental abuse but she called me in tears this morning feeling so trapped and Im 8 hours away and cannot be there for her and its killing me.


I hate feeling like I cannot fix things for her....

What makes you cheer up when you are feeling down?


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I don't really follow football, but right now I can hear the roar of the crowd from the seahawks vs. 49ers game at my apartment. it's sort of eerie and cool at the same time.

what's the last thing that made you go "wow that's cool/impressive"? what was it?

Window pane/frame locatin'

Any awesome ideas about where I could go to find something like this window frame/pane (not sure which term is right...)?  I'm going to use it as a frame for a drawing.  I know I could get one online but those are mostly too expensive for my wallet and I think it would be more cool to have an authentic one if possible.  I'm more than happy to do a little Dumpster diving or something of that nature if necessary ;)
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What should I watch?

Any film/tv suggestions?

My favourite type of film is animation, for example Frozen, Paranorman, Epic, The Croods, etc. although I do also like some older animation.

I also enjoy comedy (Blackadder, QI, Community) and some more serious films such as To Kill a Mockingbird (I know, it's a school-type film, but I did enjoy it), Silver Linings Playbook and The Intouchables.

Not much of an action/fantasty fan barring Harry Potter and Hunger Games. Or more specifically, im not into gun or car chases. And I'm far too wimpy for horror films.

I don't like really long films/slow moving films, such as American Hustle.

(I've mentioned mostly new films because I'm making a list of DVDs I'd like, to try to prevent more toiletries for my birthday.)
Thanks in advance!