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Subject: Re: Texting and driving: what do you think?

Forum: Texting and driving: what do you think?
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That was not supposed to happen...

Ok. Let me try a different approach. I'm going to write each symbol on a different line, but they're supposed to be stuck together, ok? Try to stay with me.

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Slap those three together, no spaces in between, and then put them right in the beginning of the text you want to bold. To end the bold, put this at the end of the text you want bolded:

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Slap those together when you put them, no spaces in between. If you want to italicize, replace the b with an i. If you want to underline, replace the b with a u. Simple as that.

Let hope this doesn't bold too, lol. If it does, I'll re-explain tomorrow because this is my fifth post, so I can't post anything else today.

Good luck and have a great day!

-Raneem

Subject: Re: Texting and driving: what do you think?

Forum: Texting and driving: what do you think?
Hi Maggie.

Oh my god, that's so terrible. I'm so glad your husband's alright. I don't know how these people are able to live with themselves knowing they're doing something that could put other people at risk. My parents don't let my sister drive for that very reason. She's easily distracted and she's quite attached to her phone. My parents worry she'll text and drive, so they don't let her drive. I feel like that's the right call to protect both her and others, and I would probably do the same with my own children, if I have any.

I think you should have mentioned something to your friend. Thank god nothing happened. Don't stay quiet if you're in a situation you're not comfortable with. You don't have to tell her about what happened with your husband if you dont want to; just tell her this makes you uncomfortable and ask her to park until she's done. When my mom wants to send a text while she's driving, she gives me the phone and dictates the text to me. That way, she sent the text and she does it in a way that wouldn't risk anyone else's life. Maybe ask your friend if you could do that for her too.

On a totally different note, you asked me how I bold text, and it's just basic computer code, like the one for HTML. To bold text, you write in the beginning of the text you want to bold, and then, at the end of the text you want to bold, you rewrite it but you add a / right before the b. I would write it, but the text would bold and you wouldn't be able to see it.

If you want to italicize, use , and put a / before the i at the end of the text you want to italicize. If you want to underline text, use , then add a / before the u at the end of the text you want to underline.

I hope you understood what I'm trying to say. If not, tell me and I'll re-explain.

I hope you and your family stay safe, and good luck in tomorrow's election!

-Raneem

Subject: Re: Your weapon in the zombie apocalypse!

Forum: Your weapon in the zombie apocalypse!
Hey!

Uhhhhhh, does light bother them? I don't think light has any effect on them, but if it does, I'd shine my flashlight in their eyes. If not, slap them around with my textbooks. If not, sharp pencils will surely do some damage. If all else fails, well, I could always start hitting them with my shoes and kicking them out of the window. Desperate times call for desperate measures, lol.

A selfie stick, that's hilarious. Great imagination you got there! :D

Have a great and hopefully zombie-free day, and good luck in tomorrow's election!

-Raneem

Subject: Re: How long does it take you to get ready in the AM?

Forum: How long does it take you to get ready in the AM?
Hey Dymphie!

It takes me around 30 minutes. I shower at night, not in the morning, so I don't have to worry about that. I also never have breakfast, so that's also not an issue. I just get up, freshen up, get dressed, and then I'm on my way to school.

I think we all move slowly in the morning, lol. I'm like a zombie when I wake up. I look like one too, so rolling out of bed ready will never happen.

Have a great day, Dymphie, and good luck in tomorrow's election!

-Raneem

Subject: Back to Basics: Pets

Forum: Back to Basics: Pets
Good Morning Everyone!

I mentioned about 2 days ago that I wanted to go back to basics. We're always so caught up in life, we tend to forget all the little simple things that make us who we are. So I thought I'd focus on those.

Pets play a big part in shaping us. A lot of us had or have pets, and if not, then we all at least wanted one at some point in our lives. Let's focus on that today.

What pets did you have while you were growing up? Or did you not have any at all? Is there a certain pet you've been wanting?

I've never had a pet, not even a fish. We moved a lot, so having a pet that we'd have to keep moving around with us just didn't seem ideal. If I could pick any random pet to have, I'd like a kangaroo, or a penguin. Or maybe a cheetah to eat my enemies. Imagine that.

So, go on. Go back in time and remember the fish you flushed down the toilet, or the turtle you buried in the backyard, or the dog that 'ran away'. Remember, and let me know down below. Have an amazing day!

-Raneem

P.S. Good luck in tomorrow's election! If you don't win, don't stress. Your time will come. :)

Subject: Re: Would you ditch your smart phone for simplicity?

Forum: Would you ditch your smart phone for simplicity?
Hey E!

Um, maybe? Why is this question harder than I thought it would be?

Ok, so I'm not a fan of being glued to my phone 24/7. I hate that. It's stupid, and people tend to start prioritizing their phones over people. So do I mind unplugging, or basically turning off my phone and being immersed in the real world? No, definitely not. In fact, I do this often. But would I go and ditch the phone my parents worked hard to buy me, ditch the phone that I've become accustomed to, just for the sake of simplicity? No. No, I wouldn't.

Staying connected can happen using other devices than my phone. There are laptops, tablets, iPods, so many other means that can cause this never-ending virtual connection and responsibility. I wouldn't throw away a phone I find easy to use and enjoy using for a phone I know I'd struggle with. I can easily just not be connected. I don't have to respond to emails or messages or phone calls. In fact, if I don't feel like it, that's exactly what I do. I don't need a flip phone to achieve simplicity. I can do it just fine with the phone I have.

This is a really great forum idea. It seemed really simple before I actually thought about. I love that.

Have a great week, E!

-Raneem

Subject: Re: Grades or teacher's feedback

Forum: Grades or teacher's feedback
Hey!

Congratulations on passing! That must have been a relief.

I definitely anticipate the grade first. The feedback can be read later; right now I need to make sure I passed. Most of my assignments don't even have feedback; I just get the grade. So the grade is always my main priority and focus.

Have a great week!

-Raneem

Subject: Re: Do you get enough sleep?

Forum: Do you get enough sleep?
Hey!

Man, 6 hours is like a blessing. I wish I got that much sleep. Senior year is killing me, and I barely have any time to eat, let alone sleep. Just last night I stayed awake until 5 am to finish all the stuff I had due today, and it's not like I procrastinated everything until the last minute, no. I didn't go out on Friday because I knew I had all this stuff to do, and yet I still had to stay up late to finish.

So, no, I don't get enough sleep. I sleep about 2 or 3 hours each day because I have to wake up at 7:30 am for school. So last night I got around 2 and a half hours of sleep. On weekends, I still don't get enough sleep, because I sleep late since I'm busy with my school work, and then I wake up early so I can continue working.

Bottom line, school sucks.

Have a great week!

-Raneem

Subject: Re: How do you feel after a fight?

Forum: How do you feel after a fight?
Hey!

I guess it depends on the person I'm fighting with. If it's like my parents, I feel terrible and really down. If it's a friend, usually anger is the most prominent emotion I feel. I don't fight with people over just anything. I'm a pretty peaceful person. For a person to actually get a reaction out of me means that I've pretty much gone over the edge. I've only felt that angry about once or twice, and it's a terrible feeling. My entire body starts shaking, literally shaking, and I start breathing really heavily. I can't think straight, I can barely speak a sentence, I snap at everyone, and I'm just livid .

Other emotions are guilt, because sometimes I feel like I caused the fight, and hurt, because we all know that in fights, the words we exchange are most often quite hurtful.

Regarding apologies, it honestly depends on the fight. If I'm the one in the wrong, then I definitely apologize first. If not, then I wait for the other person to apologize, because I'm not going to apologize for something I haven't done. It's not fair that they make the mistake and I apologize instead of them.

Have a great day!

-Raneem

Subject: The Psychology of Color

Forum: The Psychology of Color
Good Morning CNET!

Yesterday, I asked about your favorite colors, and some people asked me if favorite colors express anything about a person, and voila, an idea was born. Shoutout to Jon and Amanda for this forum's idea.

So, I googled it, and it's called the psychology of color. "The psychology of color is a study in how the colors we prefer play a hand in our personalities and behavioral traits."

So, without further ado, I present to you the meaning behind your choice of favorite color:

If your favorite color is.......
-blue , you are: Calm, cool, and able to keep things more even keel than most. You are easy to get along with, reliable, and lovable.
-red , you are: Bold, sexually charged, and want to make a lasting impression. You are extroverted and confident.
-green , you are: Prone to putting lots of importance on money and security. You want to be seen as successful, wealthy, and impotant. You're also a social butterfly.
-orange , you are: Friendly, easy going, and probably a theater major. You want to be the center of attention, tend to be flamboyant, and usually don't have many serious thoughts. 
-purple , you are: A wee bit off, but in your own special way. You prefer to see the world through violet-colored glasses in a way that can be difficult for those around you. 
-grey , you are: Afraid of commitment. You are emotionless, boring, detached, and indecisive. You don't tend to have any major likes or dislikes.
-pink , you are: A little naive, sheltered, and have delicate sensibilities. You're childlike in the way you interact with others.
-black , you are: Part moody, part sophisticated. Those who like black tend to be complicated realists with a need for control.
-white , you are: Innocent, or at least you think you are. You want to convince others (and yourself) of a purity you likely just don't have. You're also really meticulous in your appearance.
-brown , you are: Simple and comfortable. You have no need for extravagance. You like things as they are, and can do without any change. You're reliable, frugal, and direct.
-yellow , you are: happy idealist who is underestimated far too often. You have a level of optimism that most people over the age of 10 just don't have. You sometimes come off as whacky or aloof.

Are these correct? Do they accurately represent you?

Let me know down below, and have an amazing day!

-Raneem

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