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  • in Follow-up: Are we capable of real change, appleblossombeck says:

    The thing is, you have to keep trying. Studies on addiction seem to say that you probably won't make it the first time, but everything you try, you increase your chances of eventual success.

    Jun 22, 2007 04:27 PM
  • in Arg, appleblossombeck says:

    Crap.

    May 13, 2007 03:00 PM
  • in Classtime!, appleblossombeck says:

    HISTORY!! Because it's the story of everything.

    Apr 27, 2007 12:03 AM
  • in ex, appleblossombeck says:

    I used to be really good friends with most of them, but we've drifted apart. Again, I guess.

    Apr 27, 2007 12:02 AM
  • in Conspiracy Theories: Can You Trust Your Government?, appleblossombeck says:

    Conspiracy is just another name for international diplomacy..i.e., smallish groups of people planning and then acting and not telling anyone about the planning part.

    Apr 24, 2007 04:56 PM
  • in oral hygiene, appleblossombeck says:

    Don't use the thready stuff though, I use a waterpick.

    Apr 19, 2007 02:29 AM
  • in Darfur, appleblossombeck says:

    I'm part of a group on my college campus and tomorrow I'll be speaking at a vigil we're holding. I've got butterflies in my tummy, and in this world that doesn't even register as a problem. Wish me luck, though, if you want.

    Apr 16, 2007 10:51 PM
  • in "Do you believe in chickens?", appleblossombeck says:

    I still trick-or-treat at 25.

    Apr 12, 2007 06:07 PM
  • in cant dodge this draft, appleblossombeck says:

    I heard on some news program once that the army was "extending" leave for lots of soldiers because otherwise dudes would've been AWOL. They'd been promised I think it was six months and were being given four, and the soldiers decided they were just going to take the two months they were owed.

    This is an indescribably bad situation. I will say though, that what's going on in Darfur is worse.

    If only the world could only hold a certain level of bad...

    Apr 12, 2007 03:38 PM
  • in time to meet the family, appleblossombeck says:

    It's important for your happiness: if they don't all get along, that'll create stress. But as long as you're sure that everyone involved is good people, anything should be able to be dealt with.

    Apr 11, 2007 09:27 PM
  • in superhero!, appleblossombeck says:

    Because Batman is dark and intense and mysterious and cool and tragic. = way hot, and that's just the way it is. Also, I'm convinced that Christian Bale secretly runs around major cities fighting crime, because he really is honest-to-God Batman.

    Apr 11, 2007 09:26 PM
  • in what's a better plan for my mid-twenties?, appleblossombeck says:

    Except that now is real life, and I'm not at all sure how it could be otherwise.

    Apr 08, 2007 11:49 PM
  • in Grindhouse, appleblossombeck says:

    Just because Zoe Bell is my new heroine.

    Apr 08, 2007 09:19 PM
  • in letters, appleblossombeck says:

    I write to my mom and have for years, but no one else will write letters back to me. It stinks, I really like writing letters. Ooh, and this Mexican family that my mom in law is friends with, they write letters back and forth. Those are the only letter-writers left that I know of.

    Mar 30, 2007 12:58 PM
  • in Quick! Grab a pot and start bailing before the ship sinks!, appleblossombeck says:

    Well, there was that one slumlord we rented from...there was a very old man who owned and rented the place. He told us that we could paint and nail things into the walls and whatnot. However, since he was ancient he had his son and wife do a lot of the work of communicating with us and whatnot. Well, apparently they decided he was senile and shouldn't be in charge, and they started giving us orders as if our contract was with them. It wasn't, so we ignored them. Old dude would start to do things like show up and cut our roses, and come to the back door and bang his cane on the door and demand to know if we lived here, and wander off when we said yes. As fall came on, we realized that the house had absolutely zero insulation, and so we moved on the grounds that they had already broken our lease by not making timely repairs--a big chunk of the ceiling fell down in one bedroom, and a window fell down and shattered, and they weren't repaired for about 3 months. So, after we moved, we started getting letters about how we still owed them the rest of the year's worth of rent. Apparently the son (who was a lawyer) had decided that four short little college girls couldn't possibly afford lawyers or legal advice, and would cave to the pressure. We ended up going to our uni's student legal aid and standing up to younger dude. He backed off eventually. Sigh. Yay college town slumlords.

    Mar 30, 2007 12:57 PM
  • in people you'd like to punch in the face, appleblossombeck says:

    Talk more. A lot more if necessary, and do so in good faith, trying to figure out why you fight. The other person may not be down with this, of course, but just tell them that you want to do it for your friend's sake and see if it works.

    Mar 30, 2007 10:07 AM
  • in keyboard layouts, appleblossombeck says:

    Never had a chance to use Dvorak, but I'd like to try it out sometime.

    Mar 27, 2007 09:23 PM
  • in for better or for worse, the wagging of tongues is inescapable, appleblossombeck says:

    More complete answer: as an historian, I don't write in my paper that Julius Caesar was a mass-murdering fuckhead...but I do think it.

    Mar 26, 2007 07:48 AM
  • in yay Google homepage!, appleblossombeck says:

    If you have a gmail account then you automatically get tons of other fun things, one of which is a google homepage that you can customize and add things to. Just a few days ago, they added to it so that you can have a pretty theme applied to it and the themes even change according to whatever the time of day is where you live. They are exceptionally pretty in my opinion. There's one of a Japanese scene with a little monk who is a fox.

    Mar 23, 2007 12:02 AM
  • in Double the fun, appleblossombeck says:

    Um...que?

    Mar 22, 2007 02:58 AM
  • in tampons, appleblossombeck says:

    All generic goods legally have to be exactly the same as the name brand ones, in the US, and if you got them at a Kroger grocery store and they aren't exactly the same, you can get your money back.

    Mar 21, 2007 05:03 PM
  • in A new season begins . . ., appleblossombeck says:

    Because it's in autumn, and autumn is my favorite season. Perfect weather, no bugs, trees is color, my birthday, Halloween, Winter coming soon....it's perfect.

    Mar 21, 2007 12:06 PM
  • in work-study (or neither), appleblossombeck says:

    Do the thing you can most easily live--and don't assume that's the work.

    Mar 20, 2007 06:31 PM
  • in My sister's senior (high school) spring break, appleblossombeck says:

    Good call laner, but I can't swim and so have a big fear of rafting. You're right though, it is good stuff.

    I go to the DC Zoo almost every time I go to DC, but it makes me way sad. My basement/living area is bigger than the place where they keep the fisher cat, for instance. And the concrete Primate House... shudder .

    Mar 19, 2007 12:41 PM
  • in My sister's senior (high school) spring break, appleblossombeck says:

    We do that too Elapheg! Have you been to the NC Zoo? It's wonderful, with huuuuuuuge areas for the animals to roam in, and they ALL have places to go where people can't see them.

    Mar 17, 2007 11:33 AM
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