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I wish that when people ask for your opinion, they actually listen to it.

I ask for opinions all the time, from all sorts of people. Some I agree with, some I don't, but I try my best to listen.

Here's how I think one should go about asking someone's opinion about something:

1) explain the situation

2) ask the question

3...
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Am I the only omnivore left in the world? It seems that everywhere I turn, everyone's some degree of vegetarian. I don't have a problem with this, none of the non-carnivores I've ever met have ever given me grief for my steaks and chops, but I'm starting to feel a little awkward when I tear into a drumstick next to someone...
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mab:
i love your profile pic!!
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I used to be in what was, quite frankly, an emotionally damaging relationship with a girl who claimed to be a throwback hippie. How anyone that combative and angry could constantly spout the slogan "peace and love" is an irony I could have done without.

I recently found an artifact from my parents: it was a peace medallion that one of them wore during the...
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It's been a while since I've posted. I've been busy to the point where I'm starting to forget the definition of the word "laundry". Luckily I work in a warehouse; a little grit is to be expected.

Is it weird that I'm on the SG websit4e and yet I hardly ever bother to look at the photosets? There's no...
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I read a lot of Taoism. I started a while ago and have been studying it in some form or other over the last 6 years.

I'm now, finally, beginning to see how these esoteric concepts apply to everyday life. The idea of being able to change, to be open to possibilites and just letting things go where they're supposed to go. It...
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I'd like to share two conclusions I've come to.

the first is that Hello Kitty and Mickey Mouse are the real-world equivalents of Itchy and Scratchy.

The second is that there's very little you can take on faith. I was having a conversation today with a co-worker who said that he didn't want to raise his kids in the city of...
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I'm engaging in an interesting little activity right now.

I'm converting most of my old cassette tapes to digital. Not all of them. Some of them I don't really have an interest in anymore, some I have the CDs of. Right now I'm working on Bon Jovi's "Slippery When Wet".

I like that I'm doing this. I'm sure...
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embla:
Sounds like something that could take a few hours wink But a great idea to keep the cassets
cosmicbartender:
Thanks. It's proving a very interesting task. I may have to re-do a few of them; the signal isn't as strong as I thought it would be.
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I learned a lesson about responsibility today.

At my new job, we've discovered that someone who worked there previously did not follow a procedure they should have. As a result, six people (including myself) now have to scramble to find the mistakes and fix them before they're noticed by upper management.

It doesn't pay to take shortcuts. Do the work. Just... do...
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So, yesterday was my birthday. I win this round too, World!! Heh heh heh...


It amazes me to think about where I was at this time last year. The fewer details I go into, the better, but suffice it to say, things were decidedly un-good. Things now are making their way towards good.

I'm always reminded of a line from MASH: "Here's to...
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I recently read an essay called "Against School". It stated that compulsory education as it exists today is designed to steer us all towards the middle and make us good little conformists and consumers. While I agree with the general premise of this essay, there's one flaw in the theory I can't resolve.

A working class is needed to keep any system maintained...
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kraven:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR COSMIC..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I hope you find time to have fun today and relax!!!! Have a good one hun!