La Quinta High School

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Recent Posts

Subject: Catfish

Forum: Catfish
Hi everyone!

Do you watch the show Catfish on MTV?

If you don't, the premise is that people form these relationships with strangers online. When they finally meet in person, those strangers are people completely different than what they portrayed online. Sometimes those people steal identities of others, and other times they create a whole different persona and steal pictures from the internet.

I wanted to pick your brains about this concept. Why do you think people are so quick to form fake identities on the internet? Is it because they are lonely and are seeking friends, or is it because they enjoy fooling people? I think the anonymity on online platforms can be a great tool to help people step out of their comfort zone, but it can also be extremely dangerous because you never really know who you are talking to. I would love to hear your opinions about this. Have you or anyone you know been "catfished" before? Do you form online relationships with strangers?

-Dana

Subject: Re: what's your favorite baked goods

Forum: what's your favorite baked goods
I LOVE pies of all kinds. I also love warm gooey cinnamon rolls, oatmeal raisin cookies, and banana bread.

I have an insane sweet tooth and baked goods are my weakness, so it is impossible for me to choose just one! I used to bake all the time, but life got in the way and now it's hard to find time. I would love to start baking again.

-Dana

Subject: Re: What artist/song do you hate?

Forum: What artist/song do you hate?
Ugh, I completely agree with you about Taylor Swift. I know she is a huge pop icon, but I cannot stand her music. It is so irritating and I honestly feel that she tries too hard. I also have to agree with Animal Lover about DJ Khaled because, really, what does he do other than yell "DJ Khaaalleedd" throughout his songs? Super annoying!

Other songs I CANNOT stand are "Closer" by The Chainsmokers/Halsey, and that "I Don't Want to be Alive" song by Logic. I understand the meaning for the song by Logic, and I appreciate that it can appeal to so many people, but the singing in the song is awful. He sounds like he is whining. And "Closer" is so repetitive and monotone and it really gets under my skin.

Thanks for reading!
-Dana

Subject: Re: What’s your fav body lotion/oil?

Forum: What’s your fav body lotion/oil?
Hi Ruby,

I use Dr. Bronner's Castile Oil in the shower. It is so versatile and doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or greasy. It suds up nice and always leaves me feeling clean. I use Alba unscented, non-comedogenic lotion. It doesn't clog pores and is very light on my skin.

I recently switched to The Oil Cleansing Method for my face. I wash my face with a combo of castor and jojoba oils. My face has never been clearer! The oil really works well to remove a lot of the gunk and makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft.

Have a great evening!
-Dana

Subject: Re: Do you tip waiters ?

Forum: Do you tip waiters ?
Hi Animal Lover,

I always tip waiters because I was a waiter myself for about 8 years. I generally start with a base of 20%, and then I'll go up or slightly down depending on service. Even if the waiter is giving "bad" service, I don't usually tip lower than 15%.

I have a few reasons for this. The first being that waiters in some states make as little as $3 per hour and are reliant on tips to survive. In California, we made minimum wage, but the cost of living here is so high and it is extremely difficult to live off of that minimum wage. We rely heavily on tips to help pay bills and put food on the table.

The second reason I always tip, and I think most don't realize this, is that the tip doesn't go entirely to the server. There is a set percentage amount of the server's tips that have to go to the bussers, bartenders, food runners, and sometimes even to the kitchen. If I only served one table the whole night, and earned a $20 tip on a $100 bill, I would only walk with about $12 dollars that night. Not all restaurants are the same, but for the most part the tips are split. So, when servers get tipped poorly, that directly affects the rest of the staff that helps out with the total dining experience.

The European custom of tipping works so well because they get paid a much higher wage, and the dining experience is much different. In most of Europe, you dine leisurely. You take your time, sometimes staying at a restaurant for hours, and you have to request service when it is needed. Otherwise, they leave you alone. It is a much different custom than America, in which we demand fast, attentive service without having to ask.

Thanks for reading!
-Dana