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Off-Topic / Re: what u want for christmas
« on: December 17, 2011, 11:38:15 pm »Message ID: 462490
I want a job that I can't wait to "go" to. :) Almost done with school so hopefully it will be a late Christmas present.....could show up around Valentine's Day....lazy Santa. ;)

Off-Topic / Re: Who is your favorite Author?
« on: December 17, 2011, 11:33:37 pm »Message ID: 462488
I don't think that I could pick an all-time favorite writer. There are so many writers that my household has every book that they've ever written. :) Stephen King, James Patterson, Christine Feehan, Lynn Kurland, Matthew Reilly, Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child....etc.

Right now I'm leaning towards the paranormal (werewolves, vampires, witches, fairies) and lately people have been bugging me to read the Twilight series especially since I absolutely LOVED The Host. I think that's going to be close to the top of my list of things to read next.

Off-Topic / Re: How many of you love reading books?
« on: December 17, 2011, 11:26:29 pm »Message ID: 462487
I LOVE to read! :) I recently downloaded a bunch of the free books for my Kindle (mostly classics but also a few mysteries and a thriller) so I'm working through those. I'm looking forward to my son being a little older so that we can read Journey to the Center of the Earth together!

Off-Topic / Re: Who is going to send out real Christmas cards this year?
« on: December 17, 2011, 11:20:19 pm »Message ID: 462484
I received free photo cards from work and I sent them this year. Usually I send traditional Christmas cards.

Off-Topic / Re: How old was your mother when you were born?
« on: December 16, 2011, 12:39:15 pm »Message ID: 461922
My mom was 24 (2 weeks shy of being 25).

Off-Topic / Re: ONE reason and I may change my mind.
« on: December 16, 2011, 12:35:54 pm »Message ID: 461920
I believe that the reason that the term "marriage" is being pushed is because that with the current domestic partnership laws that we have right now insurance companies and other companies that provide benefits can essentially deny people coverage because they are not "married". It is much easier to discriminate against a smaller population based on language. The benefits of a domestic partnership and a marriage are supposed to be equal but due to loopholes caused by the antiquated language of our laws it is not equal and largely due to the very vocal opinions of the religious sect this outright discrimination is sadly allowed to continue. I'm sure that if the language of the law was changed so that domestic partnerships were IN TRUTH equal to marriage with  regard to benefits that the push for the wording would be dropped because it would cease to be significant.

Debate & Discuss / Re: When you hear someone speak slang/broken English
« on: December 15, 2011, 02:34:51 pm »Message ID: 461572
Most of the time with any broken English I assume that English is their second language. There are many ethnicities that will leave out words when they speak when they learn English and as I listen I will mentally substitute the missing words pretty much automatically. But with "native" speakers I'm kind of snobby in that if you are using broken English or excessive slang to where I can't understand what you are saying I'm going to assume either a) You are uneducated or b) You are too lazy to bother to speak properly.

I'm very tolerant of 2nd language speakers (moreso with adults who didn't go to school in this country) and pretty intolerant of native speakers who speak similarly. Poor or rich everyone went to school and while you were there they taught you to speak properly.

Debate & Discuss / Re: Unwed Parents
« on: December 15, 2011, 02:16:50 pm »Message ID: 461556
I personally believe (as pertains to parenting) that there is no difference between parents that are a family as a married couple vs parents that are a family as an unmarried couple. You will parent the same regardless of that little piece of paper and that little piece of paper is not going to make you more devoted to your family. You either are devoted or you're not and that piece of paper is inconsequential to your behavior.

As for ending the relationship I wouldn't view it as any different than the 50% of married couples that get divorced. Again it falls to you are either devoted to your children or you're not and having been married doesn't have anything to do with how you are going to have future interactions with your children.

Just my 2 cents.  :)

Off-Topic / Re: Which Holiday would you miss the most?
« on: December 15, 2011, 02:07:33 pm »Message ID: 461553
I'm not sure which Holiday I would miss the most if all the holidays disappeared. I like Christmas and Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July.....I could lose Easter and not mind too much, Halloween too if the truth be told. Tough to decide between the other 3 though.

FusionCash / Re: Would you Cold Call leads to get referrals?
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:58:36 pm »Message ID: 461545
I might if I actually sat down and figured out approximately how much I could make from it. Hoping that everyone that signed up would cash out at least once.

At work we have a call list of previous customers with children's birthdays and things (photography studio). When we do this we usually offer a 50% off coupon that is good for the entire portrait purchase no minimum. Out of 300ish people maybe 10 people will schedule an appt and of those 10 people only 1/3 to 1/2 will actually keep their appt. I do this because it is a part of my job but it takes me between 10 and 12 hours to make all these calls and then we only end up with 3 to 5 appts. Since I get paid an hourly wage and not commission it doesn't make a difference but if I was making commission I would probably not use this method because it just isn't worth it. :)

Suggestions / Re: How many times have you been scam trying to make money?
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:46:51 pm »Message ID: 461534
I haven't been scammed either unless you count putting it a little time to have a cashout not come, or once I clicked on about 500 emails only to have them worth like 0.1 cents each (yes every 10 emails was 1 cent and you needed $10 to cash out). I have never put money into a site to be a member.

Suggestions / Re: what do you eat for lunch at work or at home?
« on: December 15, 2011, 01:42:41 pm »Message ID: 461530
At work I always take a sandwich and some crackers. At home I will either make a sandwich and have some crackers or some popcorn or I will make pasta or soup.

Off-Topic / Re: i just got threatened
« on: December 14, 2011, 10:47:15 pm »Message ID: 461307
Unless you are making the cut off amount of money per year....which is $600 I believe then you don't have to pay taxes on it anyway. I wouldn't worry about it too much but you could do a quick search for how much you can make before you owe taxes. Good Luck with her. YIKES!!

Off-Topic / Re: do you buy clothes online?
« on: December 13, 2011, 11:40:57 pm »Message ID: 460885
I don't buy clothes of the few things that I don't buy on-line actually. LOL  I want to try things on before buying because I have an unusual body shape and it's hard to find clothes that fit correctly.

Off-Topic / Re: how much money will you be spending on Christmas this year
« on: December 13, 2011, 11:37:43 pm »Message ID: 460884
I did pretty well with sales and stuff and ended up with gifts for everyone for around $300. :) Yipee!!!

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