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Subject: Re: Are you a good patient?

Forum: Are you a good patient?

@runjoce--Oh boy! That does sound bad. And with the root canal comes a lot of jamming and pulling of the gums. How horrible! Hopefully you got a discount somehow.

@five--I appreciate your sympathy. I hate the dentist. Because of that, this morning when I partially broke the temporary crown, I decided that I'm not going back to the dentist for a few days. I'm boycotting them! (for a few days)

Oh my gosh! Your dentist experience sounds terrible! Some of that mouth pain is really, really bad! What was wrong with that dentist?! I hope you punched him for realsies and didn't tell us. Dentists and doctors should be patient, knowledgeable, and pain-free.

@luring--You as a patient sounds a lot like me, including the fear of shots/blood. I find that I often try to talk my way out of getting these things, and have been successful once or twice. And yes; I walked out of a Promptcare with a sadistic nurse who "needed" to draw my blood but would not give me a reason why and thought I was making a big deal out of the needles. Bitch. So yeah, I understand where you are coming from.

Lucky that your Mom was a nurse! She was probably very calming when you had to get blood drawn.

I also get mad about the waiting room time too! I wish that medical providers had some sort of train-like schedule where you could see your initials and the estimated time of (room) arrival. It seems like the office doesn't care about getting you through timely and treat you like cattle. I haven't met too many pleasant people that worked at medical providers, unfortunately.

@tobias--You sound like a Type A patient! I'm not that good. I don't care about how many questions I ask.

I agree about the drilling. You hear it and you smell it. Yuck.

Wow on the pregnancy test thing. What happened to doctors listening to their patients? And what is up with your chemical burn? I'd like to hear that story sometime. Poor thing!

Subject: Re: ...Is Jordan (the country) reacting correctly to ISIS?

Forum: ...Is Jordan (the country) reacting correctly to ISIS?

I was furious when I read about this yesterday, and even more furious when I saw that the pilot had been killed within a few days of him being captured. If insult could be added more to injury in this case...

These guys are just out of control. I would relate them to a gang of unruly, bratty toddlers whose babysitter left the house to go have sex with her boyfriend. They had their own ideas of what they felt was paradise and now have no one to control them. Unfortunately, they have followers who follow a similar twisted version of religion.***

My point is that the terrorists are playing a simple game of perceived "you take my toy, I take yours". They don't see their responsibility in the airstrikes that killed civilians and their own nut jobs. They are not playing a fair game in any sense of the word, therefore, is it right that Jordan executed the terrorist prisoners? Well, under normal circumstances, no. In a reasonable world, countries and groups would discuss issues and come up with solutions. Jordan openly said that they were willing to trade the pilot for those terrorist prisoners, but ISIS killed the pilot within a few days of capturing him. It's pretty obvious they were never going to play fair. And they won't, as long as they have some sort of power. In this situation, I believe Jordan was correct in executing the terrorists that they planned to execute anyway. They followed through with their word, and made it clear to ISIS that actions warrant consequences.

You could argue that an "eye for an eye makes the world blind". That is correct, but ISIS would have killed the pilot anyway. At least the execution of the ISIS prisoners' gives some semblance of justice to the family of the pilot. I am hoping that the death of the pilot will continue to make people feel rage at the act, and eventually work towards a peaceful solution. Unfortunately, as of right now, that is not happening anytime soon.


***(I also read that a French journalist was captured by ISIS and spent 10 months with them. He mentioned that they did not have Qurans and therefore insinuated that it was obvious religion was not a major factor, even though that is what the terrorists use as a gauge when they kill people for breeding pigeons, being adulterous, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, etc.)

Subject: Re: Your routine breakfast?

Forum: Your routine breakfast?

I am a terrible breakfast eater. It's my least favorite meal of the day because I wake up, I am starving and I need to eat something just to do something productive. Breakfast annoys me. I don't even eat traditional breakfast foods like cereal, waffles, or fruit. That stuff doesn't hold me well. If I have to make a 'traditional' breakfast, then I enjoy some sort of eggs with vegetables and cheese with potatoes. I have a weird thing where I will not eat eggs without potatoes. I know I'm weird! ;)

I do love bagels though--especially the asiago one from Panera. Einstein Bagels used to have an asiago bagel that had a sheet of asiago on top of it. When you bit in the middle, it was a thick chunk of buttery asiago. YUM! YUM! They recently changed their recipe though. Dammit. I think they are in cahoots with Frito-Lay for changing things that I love.

My breakfast varies from day-to-day. Today, it's spaghetti with canned alfredo sauce that I got on sale. Yesterday, it was a delicious S'more protein bar. Sometimes, if I feeling extra healthy, I have a homemade peanut butter and banana shake.

That's pretty tasty, but I just like to eat more substantial things for breakfast. I actually like to eat lunch things for breakfast if I can, but that is normally saved for the weekend. This means spaghettio's, pizza, cucumber sandwiches, veggie burger, salad, pasta salad, etc. Lunch is my all-time favorite meal, and I wish deep-down that I could have lunch for all of my meals.

Subject: Attracted to other people while still being monogamous?

Forum: Attracted to other people while still being monogamous?

This is one of those time-tested questions that swirls around my head on a regular basis, but I forget to write it down; until now.

**Can you be monogamous and be attracted to other people?**

This question comes about from time-to-time in our relationship. For example, on Sunday night, we were watching the Super Bowl Halftime Show and my longtime crush, Lenny Kravitz was on it. I told my husband that I thought the Lenster was totally hot.

My husband doesn't mind because I will never act on it, but I still can't help but feel a little guilty for being attracted to someone else at all. I mean, I should only be attracted to my husband, right?

**What do you think?**

Subject: Re: Are "breastaurants" degrading to women?

Forum: Are "breastaurants" degrading to women?

Thank you for all of your responses! You guys/gals definitely gave me some things to think about.

Skella--Awesome! Thank you for writing your first post on my forum! Great points that the woman has the choice to work there and flaunt her stuff. I also agree that the boss buying the boobs is a waste. That money could have been better spent towards' her education.

Yanno--I'm glad you're one of those guys that respects women and doesn't ogle! Good for you. I do also agree with you that it seems like a marketing ploy, and that is what I am uncomfortable with.

Falcon--True that we all have to work for "the man", and be who we may not want to be for money. I have also grinned and beared it for tips, so maybe there isn't a lot of difference? I personally wouldn't like the ogling, but you're right that it is the womens' choice. Horny men are stupid!

Zhicks--I don't think that men looking at Hooters' women is so bad, but I have seen women flirt pretty hard and men literally ogling the women. That, I don't like. But, that's probably why I wouldn't be a Hooters girl.

Cassy--That's true that we have viewed womens' bodies as works of arts for centuries, but I think what bothers me is some of the college-aged jerks that I've seen from time-to-time and dealt with. Their parents didn't raise them to respect women, and I don't think that we need to give up the goods so quickly. I've also seen that with older men who are in business and are used to getting what they want. That's not every guy, and maybe I'm a little jaded by my own experiences, but I just hope that the women don't use their sexuality in place of their intelligence and personality.

Luring--I often think of losing my boobs as well. My mother also had breast cancer, and luckily did not succumb to the disease. Meanwhile, I did not get my boobs in until I was in 9th grade, (my Mom lovingly called them "buttons" or "nips") and they grew a bit. They grew a bit more after high school. Then, I took a magical birth control pill called Natazia, and they grew a bit more. Now, they are decently big, and I wonder how I would feel if I lost them? I'm sure I'd get over it, and my husband would love me just the same, as he would be happy I was still there, breasts or not. But yes; I definitely hear where you are coming from.

Subject: Re: Survey Time!

Forum: Survey Time!

1) What is your name?
Lauren Sutton

2) When did you join CollegeNET?
In October of 2013, but I didn't "get" CollegeNet until I started back up this past September.

3) Do you remember your first forum?
I don't?

4) What is your major? Did you graduate?
Yep. I graduated with a Bachelors' in Spanish in 2011. I am currently taking prerequisites for my MBA.

5) What classes are you taking and why? Or are you working?
Hoping to work part-time soon. I hate not bringing money in, but I like my classes:

-Intro. to Business
-Financial Accounting
-Intro. to Statistics
-Microeconomics

6) What do you do for fun?
I love looking at architecture, studying languages, studying in general, hanging out with my hubby, playing with our dog, etc.

7) What was the last trip you took? To Minneapolis to see my best friends! One is going through a separation/possible divorce and the other one was visiting from England. We had a blast and ate too much junk!

8) Do you prefer vacations in cold areas or warm areas of the world?
Warm! We would love to be near a beach.

9) What happened in your lives in the last 2 weeks?
Not really too much. My husband is still stressed at his job and I am going to school, trying to get a job.

10) What has the weather been like by you?
Pretty snowy. However, I was able to shovel the driveway and back area in less than an hour. Pretty proud of myself, especially when my husband said that he told me that I would need a break. He ate his words!

Subject: Re: Wasting food?

Forum: Wasting food?

Hi Demetrios aka Mr. Arctic Fox,

In case people aren't aware, that is from my "animals" forum. I'm not hitting on him. Even though you are sweet and sensitive, Demetrios!

I tried to butter you up just now because I am one of those non-crust eaters. I don't see the point of them: they have no sauce, nor cheese, nor basil. It's just a waste of carbs. I will say that Pizza Hut crusts were the only ones I would eat because they tasted like their breadsticks, but again, I would need to have sauce with them.

However, an argument for crust is that we need them to hold onto the piece of pizza. Hot cheese on a pizza out of the oven is really painful. Take it from me when I forget that it's hot, I bite into it, and half of the roof of my mouth is gone.

While I can understand the argument that it is a waste to not eat your crusts, my parents ate them when I was a child, my husband eats them now, and our dog shares in that. So; in our house, they are not wasted. Yay.

Subject: Re: Where Do You Buy Your Clothes? How Often? $1000 Shopping Spree!!??

Forum: Where Do You Buy Your Clothes? How Often? $1000 Shopping Spree!!??

Awesome! I first saw this post as I was going to bed last night and I was out of posts.

So; I am going to be really lame and say a grocery store, like Trader Joe's or Kroger, just because you can never have enough food! I would also bring 2-3 of our good friends along, and have a list from my mother and grandmother to share. We are a sharing family. We like to get great deals on something and then share it with each other. We kind of take care of each other, and I love that.

If I am limited to a clothing store, I would say H&M or Forever21, but I would have a really hard time spending it. We would probably have to go to the one in downtown Chicago that has 2-3 levels and I would again bring 2-3 of my good friends, plus my Mom. That's not really Grandma's scene.

Now, if there are no limitations and I just have to spend this money instead of saving it, I would buy a bunch of gift cards for discount on Cardpool.com, like for H&M, Forever21, Kroger, Trader Joe's, Old Navy, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, etc. to stretch the $1,000. Of course, I would take some of my friends and family as well to help me share it. For Kroger, I would also make sure and bring my coupons so we could buy even more stuff!

Subject: If you had 24 hours to go back in time, what would you do?

Forum: If you had 24 hours to go back in time, what would you do?

Here's what I would do:

-Go to East End London during Jack the Ripper's Time--late night/early morning--to see who the murderer actually is. Then, I would grab him, throw him to the ground, and yell for police. (Hey; it's my imagination! ;) The case would finally be solved.
-Take a several hours' road trip (or a time machine trip) to see my ancestors and what they did for a living. This would entail other parts of England, Scotland, Ireland, then a boat time machine trip to Norway, Sweden, then another boat time machine trip to Germany and France.
-Snack, and then hour nap.
-Go aboard the Titanic in 1914? and take over for the ship driver that night. Steer the passengers away from the iceberg.
-Go to Vilisca, Iowa in 1916 at late night/early morning, and see who murdered the family of 6 with 2 overnighters. This case is still unsolved.
-Go to the siege of Yorktown, Virginia during the American Revolution and hang out there until it ended. I would try to make myself useful, but I would be too busy trying to pre-congratulate the Americans/French.
-After that, I'd probably have to go to bed as I sleep for about 9 hours a night. I've had a long day!

**What would you do? Would you take repeat trips back in time if you could?**

Subject: Re: Being academically advanced has it's disadvantages

Forum: Being academically advanced has it's disadvantages

Hello, and Welcome to CollegeNet!

Sorry to hear, but maybe you can retake the SATs? I know it costs a decent amount of money (it was$250 when I was in school 12 years ago) so I don't know if there are any scholarships or grants that will pay for that? I wouldn't have guessed that being advanced would have that consequence.

Wanna hear something that stinks? Over Christmas, my mom told me that when I tested at 4 1/2 to go to Kindergarten, that I tested as a Senior in high school for reading, and a Sophomore in college for regular vocabulary. Of course, my hand-eye coordination wasn't really developed so that wasn't very good. BUT; knowing that I could have enjoyed most of grade school and been in advanced programs, and not have been so bored...plus maybe I could have realized my full potential. Instead, I was completely bored and as a result, tuned out a lot. If I was in special programs, I could have had better study patterns and been in classes that actually challenged me. This might have also opened the doors for more scholarships for me. That's kind of a bad part about having parents who are uneducated about the education system. :(

On a positive note, it sounds like you will do pretty well in college. :) What many colleges probably understand as well is that some people are not good test takers. They might make that assumption in your case as it sounds like you have really good grades otherwise.

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