February 28th, 2014

HP - Luna

Look what the snail dragged in~

1. Gotten anything interesting in the mail lately?

2. Last time you sent out personal mail via post? Do you like receiving it?

3. Ever have a pen pal? Where? How'd you find them? Still write? Why/not?

4. What is something memorable that you found in the mailbox?

5. What does your mailbox look like?

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Answer any or all. Pics optional.
translation

Friday!

in what way(s) do you visibly eschew traditional gender roles? have you ever gotten hassled about it in public?

do you speak any foreign languages? which ones?

what was your highlight of the week?

Apartment rentals - is this normal?

TQC, is this normal for an apartment complex?

I'm apartment hunting and I found a Craiglist ad that sounds good. The complex has a name, but they don't have a website or any online presence. The surrounding area is pretty nice (I Googlemap/imaged it), but when I called the number on the ad, they told me that they don't take pictures of the units and I have to set up a time to see it in person. They answered my question about if the units are upgraded (she said they were upgraded 10 years ago), the floor it was on, but they don't even have a floor plan layout image to send me. The apartment is located near a college, so I asked her if the general tenant population is college kids or __? And she quickly said "I can't tell you, due to privacy." She also said they don't allow move-ins on Sunday, and they only allow it until 5pm on Saturday. Is that normal?

The complex is 30 minutes out of my way currently, and I have a busy schedule. Does this seem fishy? Would you bother checking it out?
Blue Manhattan Group

For an insane amount of money, what would you do?

For $100,000,000, would you be willing to have your taste buds altered so you can no longer taste sweet again? Just think of how much healthier you'll be in the long run

Yes
68(65.4%)
No
36(34.6%)

For $100,000,000, would you spend 5 years in prison? Real prison, not one of those white collar prisons. You can't be released early for good behavior. Once you're out, you and everyone you care about will never have to work again

Yes
30(28.8%)
No
74(71.2%)

For $100,000,000, would you be willing to let 1,000 drug dealers be free in your city? They're currently in prison for selling meth and heroin. No pot dealers here

Yes
47(44.8%)
No
58(55.2%)

For $100,000,000, would you be willing to let yourself be completely forgotten by everyone except your immediate family? Everyone else has their memories stricken of any instance of you. This includes significant others

Yes
32(30.8%)
No
72(69.2%)

For $100,000,000, would you be willing to have $25,000,000 be donated to al Qaida? If you accept the money, they also get the money. If you refuse, then neither of you get a dime

Yes
16(15.4%)
No
88(84.6%)

For $100,000,000, would you be willing to go the rest of your life with buck teeth implants, cornrows and a unibrow? You can't compromise on any of those things, or your accounts become emptied and your homes repossessed

Yes
9(8.7%)
No
94(91.3%)

For $100,000,000, will you be willing to never leave the city you live in currently? For the rest of your life, you are to remain contained within the city. You can have multiple homes, but they just can't be outside the city. And no vacation trips for you, ever, and anyone who lives far away is going to have to come visit you, for you sure aren't going to be able to visit them

Yes
37(35.6%)
No
67(64.4%)
Movies - Portrait

(no subject)

I was supposed to receive a call at 3:45pm for a job interview. It is now a couple minutes after 4pm. How long should I sit around and do nothing waiting for them to call before I E-mail the recruiter? How long should I wait before I go do something productive (dishes, namely)?

I do have the recruiter's E-mail address, but she's not the one interviewing me. I don't have a phone number for the people who are interviewing me.


They called me at 4:10pm and I just got off the phone with them. They had a meeting that ran long and they were extremely apologetic. I think it went well, so fingers crossed! :D


DK/DC What's a recent food that you've recently become obsessed with? Mine is jalapenos, and I just recently discovered the wonders of pepperoni and jalapeno pizza.
Glenn and Maggie

(no subject)

My boyfriend isn't visiting this weekend, I finished all my assignments for the week, I have no money, and all my friends are busy/out of town.
What shall I do with myself, TQC?

Do you enjoy secret-telling games? (truth or dare, never have I ever, etc)
When was the last time you played one?

I played truth or dare last night with a bunch of randoms at the college bar. Strange, kinda fun, kinda loser-ish lol :)
GF - w-h-a-t

(no subject)

Sooo, my PS3 has died. Red screen of death, tried the home fixes but they don't work anymore. My options are to have it fixed (which may cost almost as much as a new one), buy a new one or buy a PS4. I was all set to buy the PS4 until I found out that you can't play PS3 games on it. I don't have a huge amount of PS3 games, but having to pay twice for the same thing is annoying.

As of now, there's nothing that omg I have to play on PS4, but there probably will be eventually. The question is: if you were in my position, what would you do?

1. Fix PS3
2. Buy new PS3
3. Buy new PS4
4. Other
chupa

$.99

One of my biggest pointless pet peeves is the $X.99/$X.95 method of pricing. Out of curiosity, do you automatically round up in your head (i.e., $9.99 is automatically translated to $10) or are you more subject to influence? 
tears

tight schedule

Can anyone offer advice on how to be "healthy" during crazy times? I work 45 hours a week, 6 days per week. I get off work around 5:30 pm and then my husband and I commute about 45 min to go to law school. We get out of school at around 9:30 and come home at 10 pm.

We get no dinner break at school, so we've been eating when we get home. Stay up until 1 am or so and get up around 7-8 am. Repeat this day after day.

Needless to say, this sedentary lifestyle has caused us to put on weight. I miss exercising. The weekends I work and we have 200-400 pages of reading to do per week, not to mention mind numbing assignments.

Any tips for fitting in exercise? Being healthier?
im french

Should I get a cat?

Should I get a cat? I am kind of lonely and have considered pet ownership many times. I've grown up with dogs (and cats in my elementary school years.) I recently went through a breakup where my ex took his dog with him, obviously. I don't necessarily miss that dog, but I miss having an animal friend around.

Pros:
-I have plenty of room for a cat.
-I am financially secure.
-I have plenty of friends/potential caregivers if I go away for the weekend.
-I have a vet in the area I can trust.

Cons:
-I have not ever owned a cat on my own.
-I work. The cat would be alone for 8 hours a day 5x a week.
-I live in a city and the cat wouldn't be able to go outside. (It would have to exist in 1200 sq. feet.)

I don't require a kitten- an adult cat would be ideal. However, someone told me that I should get 2 bonded cats if they would be alone for points in the day. Ideas?