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Subject: Re: Do you read comments?

Forum: Do you read comments?
Hey Mistervancleef!

I love to read the answers that I get in the forums I post. It's usually the first thing I do when I log on...check out my last forum, read the comments, and vote for the ones that 'spoke to me'. I think there's only been one or two instances where I forgot, but I usually remember when I want to vote.
Cnet is oddly diverse when it comes to the type of people, age groups, and geographical people have such different and usually strong opinions.

I also love to scroll through other's interesting questions and read what people put...even though I may not answer myself.

I also love that everyone seems to have a "style" or "type" of question that they ask as well. Some people are known for asking really intense questions, politically charged ones, food based questions, and some people are so random. I have no idea what I am haha.

Have a lovely evening.

Subject: What makes you laugh?

Forum: What makes you laugh?
Hey Cnet!

Once I'm laughing, it's really hard to make me stop. I especially have a hard time when someone around me has a ridiculous or uncontrollable laugh. There's been more than one instance when a stranger on the other side of the room will laugh uncontrollably, and I burst into laughter as well.

Yesterday I was in a waiting room and the lady across from me was cracking up about something with someone on the phone. She was speaking Spanish so I didn't catch what the conversation was about.
It got so bad that every time she laughed, I burst out laughing too. I felt so bad and embarrassed so I had to get up and take a walk. I didn't want her to think I was being rude.
What can I do? Laughter is contagious :)

What makes you laugh hard?

Subject: Re: How diverse is your circle of friends?

Forum: How diverse is your circle of friends?
Hey Yamona!

This is a great question! I think I have always had a diverse friends group compared to most people in my little state of Oklahoma when I was growing up...but mostly because I'm already the different "diverse" person there.
Even though I'm Indian (not Native American) I made an effort not to hang out exclusively with other Indians/Christians and had a good variety of other friends.

It feels so wrong to write down all these stereotypes but it makes it easier to picture lol. In high school most of my close friends were in totally different groups because I hung out with the "druggie"/emo kids, the choir kids, the Asian society, anime fans, the super smart kids, and the gay/bisexual people just because they were a cool bunch. Though I'm a pretty strong Christian, I don't like to force my beliefs on anyone and prefer to let my life be my example. Maybe I didn't really agree with a lot of the same things as my close friends but we all got along. I guess didn't really like being exclusive to a certain group of people.

I moved to a different state recently and there's a ton more diversity here. I absolutely love it. Everyone is so different and age doesn't seem to matter either. I'm hoping to make some really good friends here. Most of my current friends here are my coworkers who are all in their 50s and 60s. It's interesting because I get to be the cool/hip one and it's fun to teach them slang LOL. Wish me luck :)

Warm Regards,

Subject: Re: Girl Scout cookies

Forum: Girl Scout cookies
Hey Emma.

I LOVE Samoas!!! I literally wish I could have 2 every day for the rest of my life. Thin mints are good as well, but nothing compares to the chocolately coconut heaven that Samoas are.

Someone recently got me some lemon flavored ones recently (think they're called Lemonaids?), but they were super lemony and not a favorite.
Either way, I heard that girl scouts has come out with breakfast cereals...I'll have to give them a try!

Thanks for your question!

Subject: Re: Do you buy yourself gifts?

Forum: Do you buy yourself gifts?
Hey Yamona!

I'm a big believer of retail therapy and see nothing wrong with buying yourself something nice or cute every once in a while. Especially if you're having a stressful time, there's nothing wrong with a small gift...or sometimes a big gift haha. I used to go to school full-time and work 12-hour shifts every-other weekend in a was pretty stressful time for me. If I was having a particularly rough job day, I would stop by the gift shop and get myself something to cheer myself up. They had some of the cutest scarves, makeup, childrens books, etc. Sometimes I would stop by the get some mini peppermint patties which were 10 cents each. :) Sometimes it takes very little to put a smile on your face and keep you positive. Do what you can to stay on top of things!

Thanks for your question!

Subject: Re: What is your daily morning routine?

Forum: What is your daily morning routine?
Hey Kyle!

I usually give myself 30 minutes to get ready in the morning. Let's be really means that I actually hit the snooze butten at least once and end up with 15-20 minutes to get ready. However, I shower and dry my hair before I go to bed to save some sleep lol.

That way when I wake up it's basically... throw my contacts in, brush my teeth, straighten my hair, find something decent to wear, grab my purse, search for my keys for at least 5 minutes, throw on shoes, drive, do my make up in the parking lot if I feel like trying. Once I get to work or school I rush to buy a coffee...even if I'm late. Coffee + breakfast bar before I meet any of the crazy.

Thanks for your question!

Subject: Re: What is your favorite restaurant?

Forum: What is your favorite restaurant?
Hey Erickmed!

I currently don't have a favorite restaurant, but I do have a food place I've been craving for the last 6 months but can't access because I've moved out of state.
It's a simple fried chicken chain that originated in Oklahoma called Raising Canes. It was named after the founder's dog Cane and they have a very simple, yet delicious menu of fried chicken tenders, crinkle cut fries, Texas toast, and coleslaw. That's it. The food is served with their secret Canes sauce and it's what I've been craving so badly.

I wanted Canes sauce so much that I tried to recreate the secret recipe at home with no success. I guess the next time I decide to visit my parents I'll have to drop in and have some Raising Canes.

Thanks for your question!

Subject: Re: Favorite Dessert?

Forum: Favorite Dessert?
Hey Malinda!

I totally have to agree with you. After dinner I love to have something light and sweet to kind of complete my meal. I'm usually ok if it's just a Lindt Chocolate truffle or a small piece of Dove candy. However if I want some real dessert I either make my famous Oreo cheesecake mud pie (secret recipe from my aunt) or I go to Chilis and have their chocolate molten cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

My husband lived in London for 5 years, so our family rule is that all snacks and desserts have to be accompanied by coffee or a strong cappuccino. Haha. We take this very seriously. I feel like I'm getting a little bit on the older side now and diabetes runs in my family, so recently I've been trying to cut down my sugar intake :(. Wish me luck.

Warm Regards,

Subject: Re: Credit Reports

Forum: Credit Reports
Hey Thewintersun!

That's crazy that someone else's scores were mixed up with your own! I didn't even know that, that was a possibility. It makes me want to look over my score and do some cleaning up myself!

I haven't had any crazy issues with identity theft until this year. About a month ago, our credit card company asked if we were currently in New York, because there were some consecutive purchases there at a few gas stations. We were no where near NY at the time so we were lucky that they caught the charges so quickly. they also refunded us immediately and sent a new card in the mail.

I guess we live in a time where identity/credit card theft can happen at any time and it's such a scary thing to encounter. I think in the future we may have to pay extra for services to counter such theft.
Thanks for your question and glad you had everything resolved.

Subject: The rise of narcissism?

Forum: The rise of narcissism?
Hey Cnet...
I was listening to a talk about this earlier and it's been on my mind a lot recently.

We are growing up in an age where we are taught to concentrate on our individuality and the 'love yourself' mentality. The likelihood is that we all (myself included) have at least one social media page that is dedicated to ourselves. We try to show that we are more physically fit, more fashionable, prettier, or more motivated by uploading selfies (Facebook/Instagram) and recording all the cool moments of our lives (ex Snapchat). We're now known as "lovers of ourselves".

In fact, sociologists agree that we're more narcissistic than any generation before us, and call us the "Me Generation": Apparently we're known to be self-entitled and arrogant.

Do you believe that our culture is too narcissistic or are they wrong? Is narcism all bad or can it be a good thing?

Looking forward to some good opinions.

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