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Football

Let's go Steelers!!!!

 

What are your picks for this Super Bowl?

 

I say Packers vs Steelers

 
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

When I first moved in with my boyfriend, he had a roommate that kept the bathroom well stocked with this book. For those of you who don't know what this book is, its just a bunch of fun facts, stories and information you don't need.

 

I went to Barnes & Noble and bought one of the newer versions called " Uncle John's 24 Karat Gold Bathroom Reader". I was reading through it and found something that I wanted to share.

 

Craigslist Oddities

 

A lot of newspapers are closing down in part due to revenue lost to Craigslist- more and more people are using the free online classified site to post their "room for rent," "for sale," and "help wanted" ads.  It also tends to attract a lot of kooks. Here are some real Craigslist ads we found.

 

ROOMS FOR RENT

 

- "I have a bedroom available for a male or female roommate. The apartment is spacious and well lit. I work as a researcher and I'm also pursuing a Master's Degree.  One more thing. On our bathroom door is a checklist. I like to keep a record of my bowel movements and I expect you to do the same."

 

- "I recently acquired a decommissioned Chinese nuclear submarine and am renting it out. The 'crew member' price is a low $120 per month and includes a bunk in the sleeping quarters, access to the mess hall, and a shared bathroom. Utilities included. We have enough uranium to power us through the 2060s."

 

FREE STUFF

 

- "Toilet: could be fixed up. A little dirty, and it leaked and overflowed last time it was used. My son stuffed an action figure down it, so if anyone picks this up and fixes it, can you drop the action figure back off at my house?"

 

- "One right New Balance shoe (never been worn). I broke my right foot and only used the left shoe, so now I have this new right shoe. Great gift for a one-footed person, or if you know anyone with a broken left foot.

 

- "Giving away absolutely free of charge, with no lien, mortgage, or other encumbrance of any sort, the undisputed world-record holder in the 'loudest vacuum cleaner on the face of the Earth' category! Act now to take advantage of this truly unique opportunity!"

 

- "Left-handed vintage air guitar for free. All that's needed is new strings and a good dusting."

 

FOR SALE

 

- "Fart Jar for sale: my hot girlfriend's fart in a mason jar. Need cash to pay the rent."

 

- "I have some banana slugs. I will lease them out for $1 per day. You just come and catch them, and keep sliding dollar bills under my front door.  I am trying to save up for a flat screen TV."

 

- "I found four cockroaches in a box of Triscuits a few months back. I hate to have to get rid of them but I'm moving to a smaller place and won't really have the room for them anymore. Re-homing fee of $15 each or $50 for all four."

 

- "I have more than 1,300 pope hat replicas that I really need to get rid of.  They are a little too small for most adult head and are also irritating to the skin, so you would need to have long hair or wear a smaller hat underneath (just like the real pope). Dogs do not like to wear these pope hats, but maybe a large cat would wear one."

 

HELP WANTED

 

- "Looking for an assistant to help in texting duties-replies, deleting texts, alerting of new texts, filtering texts. I get 40-50 texts an hour. I can't handle my workload plus texting responsibilities. My phone gets too full and needs to be deleted every couple of hours.  This is a full-time position and you must be wherever I am, because my phone is always with me."

 

- "We have a complete business plan that aims to yield investors 1,000% returns within only a five-year period. We have all the pieces in place; the only missing piece is YOU! We are looking for a very motivated scientist who has experience in teleportation research and/or technology.  Send a resume and any other information that may set you apart from other teleportation scientists."

 

- "I need someone to hide Easter eggs in my apartment when I am not there. They are small and filled with candy."

 
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To Re-enlist Or To Not Re-enlist

I have been in the Army for a little over four years. My contract is supposed to end in October of 2013. The question I'm going back and forth on is whether I should re-enlist or not.

 

Perks of staying in:

1. In this short amount of time, I've gotten the chance to see most of the east coast, Washington state, Arizona, Kuwait, Australia, Germany and Prague. Right now, I'm stationed in Germany, and will have the opportunity to see many, many more fine places.

2. I love not having to worry about paying for medical or dental care.

3. The Army provides quarters for single Soldiers (me), which means fewer bills equaling MORE MONEY!

4. I don't have to pay state taxes.

5. Military discounts

6. Showing my military ID when checking in for a flight and not having to pay for my second check-in bag.

 

 

Perks of getting out:

1. I can live in a HOME and not a room with a max size of 72 sq ft, where I can burn candles and have pets.

2. Although the medical and dental care is free (well, you know what I mean), you'd understand why after you've had an appointment.

3. I will be able to call off work if I don't feel well.

4. I won't miss another holiday with my family.

5. The process of moving up in my career/getting promoted won't be as retarded.

6. I can eat whatever I want and my career won't be in jeopardy if I am a pound over what I'm "supposed" to weigh.

7. I won't have to worry about standing in formations FOREVER.

8. No more spending a bagillion dollars on uniforms.

9. I won't have to deploy again.

10. I can live where I want.

 

Although the Army has its perks and has taught me so many things, I just don't think I wanna play Army anymore. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything in the world, and I owe so much to the Army for everything I've learned, seen and experienced. But I think it's time for me to move on to something new.

 
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Love

I am currently in a seven month long relationship, where the trust has recently been compromised.  Once something this vital is broken, your head and your heart start to think separately. This situation now leads to the famous question, do I listen to my head or my heart?

 

Your heart usually sees or at least wants to see the best in people. It wants to believe things will be alright if you just try harder or do things differently. It wants things to work out, no matter what happened, because of the amount of time, energy and emotions invested. It kind of thinks along these lines, "Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength." It wants it to work. It wants to hold it together.  In most cases, it's also hard to let go because you don't want to be alone or you had gotten used to the security of having them. If you let go, than the pain will set in.

 

Your head takes a different route. It looks at things without emotion. It tells you, "Go, get away.' 'This is never going to work.' 'You're wasting your time, energy and emotions." It wants you to look at it logically. Does this makes sense?  How long can you live like this? Is this something you can see working out in the long run? It wants to protect you from getting hurt any further, before more time, energy and emotions are invested.

 

Both have valid points and both want to protect you from pain. Relationships aren't easy and a lot of them fail because people give up when it gets hard and messy.  That is where your heart make its point. At the same time, you have to realize when enough is enough. What is worth fighting for and what isn't, which is where your head makes its point. The hard part is deciding which one you're going to listen to.

 

In a healthy relationship, love shouldn't be blind. You should be able to use your head and heart equally. To save you and relationship from this mess ...*HONESTY IS ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY*

 
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