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 backgrounds...so people have such different and usually
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.
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 :)
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 :)
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!
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 hospital...it 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
I usually give myself 30 minutes to get ready in the morning. Let's be
honest...it 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.
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.
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.
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.
I was listening to a talk about this earlier and it's been on my mind a
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?