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Subject: Re: When Do You Have Dinner?

Forum: When Do You Have Dinner?
Hey Emma!

It's actually 12:02 where I am, so my dinner was quite awhile ago!

I usually have dinner around 7 as well, but it depends on what time my mom gets home from work. Sometimes, she's too tired to cook, so on those days I usually eat later because I tend to move very slowly in while cooking... not good at multitasking. I have no idea what my dinner situation will be like when I move out for college! Hopefully I can continue eating at 7, I just don't want to miss out on a full meal to often!

My family used to eat our dinners together, but I don't really know what happened. Nowadays, my siblings and I might eat together, my mom will eat in her room, and my dad will eat at his laptop.

Your brother sounds a lot like my dad! He always watches videos without earphones public. We were at the DMV one time, and you know it's pretty quiet in there, and of course he just decides to watch random foreign news clips at full volume in the waiting area... as if being at the DMV wasn't annoying enough -_-

Goodnight everyone!
-Aisha

Subject: Re: Do You Like Vegetables?

Forum: Do You Like Vegetables?
Hey there!

I always try to get in my vegetables! When I crave something crunchy, I've been turning to carrots and ranch instead of crackers and cheese. I've gotten better at not drowning my salads in dressing. And one of the best things I've ever tasted was vegetable-based: homemade butternut squash soup :D

I don't eat red meat itself that often. I don't like steak or those ridiculously huge burgers, they make me feel a bit sick... I prefer beans, eggs, and baked chicken as my main sources of protein.

-Aisha

Subject: Re: I'm Back! Let's get to know each other!

Forum: I'm Back! Let's get to know each other!
Hi Ryan!

I'm Aisha, and I'm a freshman. My university is also in California! I'm excited to be living in the west coast for the next few years, and it will be nice to be in a place where the weather isn't so temperamental.

Originally, I was interested in majoring in Biology or Psychology, and even though I am still very interested in Psychology, I've also found out during the past few months that I'm interested in learning more about business and marketing (which does have some psychological aspects I guess). I don't have to declare until sophomore year, so I hope to use freshman year to kind of "shop around" :D

My favorite hobby is embroidery; I run an Etsy shop where I sell my hand-embroidered t shirts (which helped me discover that I was actually interested in business)

Looking forward to reading your posts!
-Aisha

Subject: Re: ~Up All Night Long~

Forum: ~Up All Night Long~
Hey Tera!

Sorry about your night! I very rarely am forced to work all night on homework, but I've found some things that work for me. The big thing is this playlist I created specifically for late-late nights, full of songs that are captivating but not too fast/distracting. The key with this is to only listen to these songs when you need to to stay awake-- if you listen to them too often, then the stimulating effect they have will wear off!

I also make sure I'm not too comfortable... if I get too comfy I get sleepy! I'll wear shorts if my room is cold, I'll sit cross-legged in the chair, and above all, I won't wrap a blanket around myself!! Fallen victim to that one too many times :D

Having a small bowl of candy or finger foods nearby also helps to keep me motivated!

Hopefully some of those help!
-Aisha

Subject: Re: Buying clothes from a store, just to return them?

Forum: Buying clothes from a store, just to return them?
Hey there!

I haven't done this before, but in my opinion, this is one of those actions that is technically wrong... but is totally understandable and acceptable in the bigger picture. Huge companies won't be that affected by behaviors like this on a small scale, and as long as the person doesn't start to take advantage of this ability (i.e. buying, wearing, and returning clothes that weren't necessary in the first place), I wouldn't hold anything against the person. And at least its better than just stealing the clothes.

The only problem I see is the possibility for the person to get used to doing this, and to stop feeling a tinge of guilt whenever they "borrow" the clothes. Becoming tolerant of this behavior could potentially lead to more harmful/criminal actions.

Best of luck to your friend!
-Aisha

Subject: Re: Pros and Cons of Facebook

Forum: Pros and Cons of Facebook
Hey Mike!

I don't use my Facebook on a regular basis anymore, mostly because I have other social media sites that I like better (Instagram and Tumblr).

Back when I was the head of a club in high school though, Facebook was a great way to keep everyone up-to-date on our events! Plus, it's a fun way to find people from years ago. I'm still friends with nearly all of the kids I attended a summer camp/mini college experience with 3 years ago... even though I only talk to two of them on a regular basis now, it's always nice to know I have all of them just a click away... it really was one of the best summers of my life, so its comforting to know they're not gone forever! We always talked about setting up a reunion, but it never happened. At least its still possible since we're all on Facebook!

So I'd say Facebook overall is a good thing, it just turns bad when individual people use it maliciously/irresponsibly.

-Aisha

Subject: Re: Were you ever a big fan of anything?

Forum: Were you ever a big fan of anything?
Hey there!

In middle school, I was a HUGE My Chemical Romance fan!! I was the only person in the school that listened to them (all girls private school of 76), so I'd always annoy people by talking about the latest band drama or randomly recalling the story of the band's formation... I remember for one show and tell, I presented their album that had just come out (Danger Days) and told everyone about the strange build-up to its release.

Online, I made a bunch of MCR-themed personality quizzes on Quizilla (throwback am I right?!?), and I actually made a few friends on that site because of those, also MCR fans of course.

Yep, I loved them an embarrassing amount, but at least I didn't dress totally ridiculously back then. You know, neon fingerless gloves, clip-in rainbow streaks in hair, heavy heavy eyeliner... but I sure did come close :D

-Aisha

Subject: Re: Did you ever perform for an audience?

Forum: Did you ever perform for an audience?
Hey MaryJP!

I've been a part of several orchestras since middle school. My favorite performance was three years ago, at the end of a weekend-long orchestra camp. The standout piece for me was "Slava!" by Rimsky-Korsakov, such a full sounding, upbeat song with awesome viola harmonies!

I preformed a duet concerto with another violist a few months ago, but I don't like to think about it often...

Back in elementary school, I was a part of Destination Imagination, which is kind of hard to explain if you don't already know what it is. Kind of like an improv/creativity performance contest. That was a ton of fun, my team made it to the Global stage of the competition (held in Knoxville, TN every year for some reason) for three straight years in a row!

That's about it. I don't like performing unless I'm with a group of people, I wasn't really born to be in the spotlight :D
-Aisha

Subject: Re: Fair time = Fun time

Forum: Fair time = Fun time
Hey Alexis!

I haven't been to a county fair in ages! I don't remember the name of the ride, but it was this huge open cylinder where you'd get strapped against the wall, then spun around so fast! It was so funny because you could see the faces of everyone else in the ride, as well!!

I've grown increasingly intolerant of fried foods, so even though I loved funnel cake back then, I think if I went back there now I would prefer kettlecorn.

I came close to knitting a sweater to enter in the local fiber arts fair, but I decided against it as I didn't have that much time and my knitting skills were nowhere near the level of past fairs... I just ended up knitting a long and thick scarf for myself which I love so much ^_^

Thanks for bringing back these memories for me!
-Aisha

Subject: Re: Is it hard for you to throw things away?

Forum: Is it hard for you to throw things away?
Hey Karly!

I'm not going to be very helpful either, because I also have a hard time throwing things away! Just glancing at my bedside table, I see a small plastic goldfish that my team used in a competition at a camp 3 years ago, I glazed ceramic duck I painted lord knows how long ago, a small box of CDs I bought in middle school, and so many other items I have no practical use for right now.

It won't be hard for me to leave these things behind when I go to college, because they'll be safe at home in what I fondly call "deep storage" (stuffed into a box and put in the basement). Although it is nice to look at these items and remember the events surrounding them, when I looked at it objectively I realized this: prior to this moment, I had not touched this item for years... It makes no difference if it's in my room or in the basement! So I guess it's not about becoming detached, its about realizing where it's (not) needed most.

-Aisha

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