August 6th, 2014


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how do you motivate yourself when you just don't wanna do something?

dk/dc/i'm always motivated!!: if you were looking for a part time job, what kinds of jobs would you apply for?

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Bouncing off an earlier post, what are your must-haves in a hypothetical apartment/living space, and what are your deal-breakers?

My must-haves are: must allow cats, must have a backyard/trees, must have hardwood floors (carpet in one or two rooms is okay, though), and must be a reasonable commute to my work.

Deal-breakers are: electric stove (haaaate them), high-rise/complex (feels too much like I'm living in a hotel!), doesn't allow cats.

I'm starting to look for an apartment in my area and you'd be shocked how hard my must-haves are to find at a price below $1400 a month, but then I do live in the most expensive suburban area in the country. Sigh.

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I'm househunting for when I start a new job in the second week of September.
I'm viewing 3 places tonight, but I don't want to commit to something that seems OK in case something perfect comes up nearer the time - how do I get the balance right?
I theoretically could commute, so should I wait until the perfect place comes up, or does the perfect place not exist?
I'm looking at flat shares in quite a small geographical area.

Share your househunting stories?

RHPS Karaoke

I'm going to karaoke tonight. I was thinking of singing "Sweet Transvestite" from Rocky Horror.

But then I stopped and thought about it. Both my sex and gender are male and I only dress in (US) male-typical closing.

Would this be cultural appropriation?


Hideous Cabinets

Okay, so I have this teeny tiny kitchen space in my apartment with the world's fugliest cabinets.

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That isn't a photo from my kitchen, but it's the exact same cabinets. They're, like, pressed wood with vinyl cream colored fronts and I hate them with every fiber of my being, but cabinets cost too much to get all new ones. Advice on how to make these look better? Can you paint vinyl like this, or would it be better to just wait and get new cabinets when I can afford it? I've even heard of just using a nice contact paper on top to make them appear nicer.

EDIT: Yes, I'm allowed to make alterations. Dad is my landlord and I've been an amazing tenant for 6 years; I can convince him to do whatever to this place. Plus, he hates the cabinets as much as I do.

EDIT 2: If you Google Image search "ugliest cabinets", you can find loads of pictures of the same/very similar cabinets to the ones I have.

For others, what's the biggest remodeling project you've done on your home? How did it go? Did you love the results?