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You think I aint worth a dollar, but I feel like a millionaire- Queens of the Stone Age

Forkboy- Lard

Wish I Was In El Salvador- DOA and Jello Biafra

Police Truck- Dead Kennedys

Insight- Dead Kennedys

Not For Want Of Trying- Maybeshewill

Dig Up Her Bones- Misfits

Pretty much anything by Kontrust

Stockholm Syndrome- Muse

Show Yourself- Mastodon

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That QOTSA song is incredible.

Pictures below are approximations/from the internet. I have one of these on my person at all times:

I'm slowly learning how to wear gold again as my style has softened over time...

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I love your pieces! Those ear climbers are incredible, and I love the statement earrings!

*Never heard of it, Googles...*

Holy fuck, on a scale of 1 to Grateful Dead, how strong is the patchouli smell right now?

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These aren't even regular hippies, these are ADVANCED hippies.

463 points · 1 month ago

I got stuck in a grocery store world. Just row after row as far as I could see of grocery store aisles. I'd run and run and it would just keep repeating. Salvia was legal. That day I learned that just because something is legal, I don't need to do it.

EDIT: I cannot express the sheer panic and fear I had. It's been like 10 years and whenever I think of it, my heart starts racing.

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I can't believe I had to scroll so long to see salvia! I thought that 1) the world was 2-D, and all the buildings, trees, and so on were pop-ups like a pop up book, and 2) my friends had lured me to this out of the way location to murder me. Yeah. Not fun.

I started laughing and suddenly was laughing through terror that I could not stop laughing.

Oh man, I’ve had that. Goes from laughing in joy to laughing in terror real quick.

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That was salvia for me. Never. Again. And that shit was legal at the time?!

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I agree with you that Aritzia is too expensive! If you're in a larger city, I find a lot of items in consignment shops or even on facebook- there is a buy and sell group just for Aritzia items in my city. Being on a student budget, I think secondhand shopping is the way to go. Happy hunting!

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I feel exactly this way in my relationship, like an acquaintance or fuck buddy but we've been dating 2.5 years. I've brought up the lack of emotional intimacy multiple times and he always admits he could be doing more, says he wants to work on it... then nothing. He doesn't have much previous relationship experience, but at the same time we aren't exactly teenagers. I think I'll be breaking up with him shortly.

Same here, except it was with my knees. I'm hypermobile and didn't realize that I stood with my knees effectively backwards until 16.

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I'm not sure if I'm hypermobile, but I stand with my knees locked. I've been trying on and off for years to correct it but every time I remind myself to unlock my knees, 3 seconds later I realize I've locked them up again. I'm sure I'm gonna pay for it when I'm old. How did you fix it?

At one time, precisely those 4 countries shared a "working holiday program" where any of its citizens could get a permit to travel to any other of those other countries and live and work there for a year, without a lengthy visa application. The program still exists, and South Korea and Argentina have joined.

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225 points · 1 month ago

And that's why all the major ski resorts here in Canada are predominately staffed by Aussies and Kiwis, while many of my friends have taken a gap year in Australia.

You could always get a pill organizer

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That's what I did! Amazon primed one right when I had the idea to use one, then I fill it up on Sunday nights for the week with my AM and PM meds and vitamins.

I wish I could take credit, but this was written by Joey Comeau. Here's a link to all the others he's written. They're a fun read.

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I loved A Softer World so much, I'm going to dive right into these. Thanks!

I have at least 13 tabs open now, excited to dive in!

Walking as fast as you can in the most nonchalant way will probably make you the most money

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so true! be fast, but for the love of god don't look hectic! Theres definitely an art to inwardly feeling like a chicken running around with its head cut off while seeming cool and collected on the outside.

164 points · 2 months ago

Adsorption is a surface-only effect. A sponge is absorption, as liquid is attracted by capillary effect into it.

Blue/pink dessicant pellets adsorb moisture. Though they appear smooth plastic, it's fantastically porous to air and offers a lot of surface area. ONLY the molecule at the surface grabs a molecule of H2O. Adsorption.

It is not a trivial distinction in chemistry and engineering.

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I'm an engineering student who also takes a lot of chemistry courses, I know there is a difference between the two but you explained it so clearly and concisely I'll be able to keep them straight from now on! Thank you!

Welp, I regret reading this at 1 AM. Dammit man, don't torment me with your situation. Good luck man, don't have any actual advice on what you should do.

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12:41 am, at a table in my walk-out basement... about 4 feet behind me are huge picture windows, whose shades I neglected to pull down before having the brilliant idea to browse nosleep. I am absolutely terrified to look behind me. Why am I this way.

2 points · 4 months ago

I watched a documentary about the Hibernia platform off Nova Scotia. How it was built. Looked pretty cool. I was studying civil engineering seemed an option . Turns out it’s really difficult engineering. So I ended up choosing Petroleum engineering instead. Much better. If it goes wrong we just blame the geology

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I'm a petroleum engineering student right now, when I tell people they're impressed but I think its the easiest of the engineering disciplines. Those civil/mechanical/aerospace guys are nuts, I couldn't imagine.

8.1k points · 5 months ago

I used to get this all the time when I worked in Honduras! I wasn't even huge by any means, they're just so blunt. One time the little grandma across the street asked me and I just said, "I don't know!" And she said, "It must be all those beers you drink!" And I'm like, "...right." So now she's calling me fat and trying to call out excessive drinking?!

And then she says, "And all of those baleadas you eat!" And I said, "YOU COOK ME ALL THOSE BALEADAS CONSTANTLY MINITA WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?! YOU GET UPSET AND INSULTED IF I DON'T EAT THEM ALL AND NOW YOU DARE TO SHAME ME. HOW DARE YOU! HOW DARE!"

Just kidding. I said, "Haha, yeah, anyway, do you have any more baleadas?" because she was well-meaning and loved feeding us teachers.

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I visited Honduras like 4 years ago and I still crave baleadas! When he little old ladies pull up to the side of the road late at night and set up their grills and cook them right there for you... delicious.

I wouldn't have caught my ex cheating if I hadn't seen the proof. People should stop crucifying someone for looking at their SO's phone when they have a gut feeling something's up.

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Yep, and people always say "if you have doubts you should just talk to them!" Well obviously a cheater is going to come right out and admit it when you ask them nicely, right?! LOL.

People will say too like, “well if you don’t trust them walk away.” No. I wanted to know what was going on, for my own sanity and with who. One of the girls was a co-worker and a friend of mine. Going through his phone and finding out for myself let me know to cut her out while I dumped his cheating ass.

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Exactly, and in my case my ex was seemingly "perfect" in a lot of other ways and very affectionate and vocal about loving me "so much". Whenever I asked him about the things that were making me suspicious, he gaslighted me so hard that I was starting to believe I WAS crazy and insecure, and I didn't want to throw away what seemed like a great relationship over my "trust issues". Looking for proof (and ultimately finding it) not only gave me the answers I needed to leave, but also gave back my confidence in my intuition.

Oh yeah, he is awesome. Wish his lectures weren't all 2.5 hours though....

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They're still understandable at 1.25x the speed! I would speed it up during his talking parts because although it helped, it is a LOT of lecturing. Then when he did examples I'd pause, work the example, and then watch him work it check my work.

I love Professor Leonards's positive attitude and how supportive he is of his students too! My calc 2 prof was so smart but he could be condescending if someone asked a "dumb" question. I was always too afraid to speak up.

12 points · 6 months ago

She would not be saving as she has student loans and a car payment on top of that to handle. I am big about saving money.

So are you saying you would not charge her rent in order to help her save money? I know you love your girlfriend and saving is important to you, but her budget is her problem. And learning to manage her limited cash flow is part of growing up and becoming a financially responsible adult.

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I think he's saying that she could pay the rent, loans, and bills, but wouldn't have anything left over to save. Saving money and having a nest egg to fall back on seems important to OP, so maybe he's concerned that living with him and putting 100% of her income towards her obligations isn't the best decision financially, when she could be living at home for free or very cheap and be able to save.

12 points · 6 months ago

Maybe we actually do though? Is it not possible that through evolution we have built immunity to all of the past diseases, and it's only the new, evolving ones we have to worry about? I mean we still get wisdom teeth and have appendixes, is it that far fetched?

I guess I really just think there is a much higher chance that we kill everyone else than the other way around haha.

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Well people these days are getting very sick from measles, mumps, whooping cough when those diseases used to be pretty much wiped out because of the decrease in vaccinations against them... so unfortunately we haven't managed to evolve some magic immunity. Yet.

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Introduction

1) Will this be your first dog? If not, what experience do you have owning/training dogs?

  • Yes, it would be my first dog. I've never had dogs in my family as a child either, always cats. I might be adopting with my boyfriend, who has had dogs before. I really want a dog eventually, but right now I'm in the research stage as I won't be out of university until the end of the year. I'd want to make sure I have a good job and living situation and feel out what my schedule would look like in terms of available time before I commit to getting a higher-demand animal like a dog.

2) Do you have a preference for rescuing a dog vs. going through a reputable breeder?

  • No preference, but a rescue dog with aggression or behaviour issues wouldn't be suitable both because I'm not experienced enough to handle that, and because I have a cat who's happiness and safety is very important to me. In addition, I would like to have children in the next 3-4 years (so within the hypothetical dog's lifetime) so I'd want to make sure I'd have a dog that would be good around kids.

3) Describe your ideal dog.

  • Medium to large size, friendly, affectionate, easy to train and/or eager to please, good with cats or has a low prey drive, good with children, moderately active.

4) What breeds or types of dogs are you interested in and why?

  • I've been looking into the typical lab and golden retriever types. I also love the look of Bernese Mountain dogs and I've heard that they're gentle and fairly easy-going despite their large size. I think that Australian Shepherds are absolutely beautiful and I love their coats, but I believe they would be too much of a challenge as a first-time owner and I would worry about them around kids and my cat as I've heard they can be nippy. I would definitely be open to mixed-breeds or mutts if they have the temperament I'm looking for.

5) What sorts of things would you like to train your dog to do?

  • Probably the basics like obedience and a few tricks. I would 100% want to enrol in puppy classes/ obedience classes, honestly mostly to learn about how to be a good owner and trainer for my dog. I obviously want a good dog but I also want to be a good, responsible owner. I think those crazy agility classes and super advanced tricks are a bit out of my scope at the moment.

Care Commitments

6) How long do you want to devote to training, playing with, or otherwise interacting with your dog each day?

  • Probably about an hour a day, not necessarily all in one chunk though. It might look something like a morning play session and then an evening walk and play/training session. And then obviously interspersed with lots of pets and interaction while I'd be at home, but not like intensely "dog-focused" time.

7) How long can you exercise your dog each day, on average? What sorts of exercise are you planning to give your dog regularly and does that include using a dog park?

  • I would be able to walk a dog for about an hour a day. Once again I might need to break it up into a shorter morning spin around the block and then a longer evening session. I'm not a runner myself, but would consider using my bike to tire it out faster or giving it a weighted vest if a walk wouldn't cut it. I also like to hike on the weekends and would love to bring my dog with me on dog-appropriate trails!

Dog parks are plentiful where I live and I like the idea of them, but they also make me a bit nervous. I wouldn't want my dog to get hurt by someone else's dog, and would definitely want to make sure my dog had good recall and interacts with other dogs well before I'd let it off leash in a park. If I were to end up with a smaller breed, I might not take it to a park just because I've heard too many horror stories of them getting attacked and hurt.

8) How much regular brushing are you willing to do? Are you open to trimming hair, cleaning ears, or doing other grooming at home? If not, would you be willing to pay a professional to do it regularly?

  • I already have a long-haired cat so I've already resigned myself to a house covered in fur. I brush my kitty regularly and love the bonding aspect of it, so I'd enjoy brushing a pup! I'm open to learning how to clean ears and trim nails, but I'm not sure I would be confident enough to trim fur or do more involved grooming tasks. I would take my dog to a professional for anything the dog needs that I can't do myself.

Personal Preferences

9) What size dog are you looking for?

  • I would like a medium to larger dog. I know I've mentioned my cat a ton but I already have a 10 pound furball to cuddle, I would like something a bit more substantial in a dog! If I were to get a quite large dog, I would really make sure to focus on obedience and socialization when it was young because I'm not a very big person and it's not like you can just pick up a 100-pound dog and take it out a bad situation like you could with a terrier or whatever.

I don't have any interest in toy or mini dogs. I'm sure they can be wonderful, but I just don't want one.

10) How much shedding, barking, and slobber can you handle?

  • I'm fine with shedding, my cat coats my entire life in fur already. I would prefer to have a dog isn't yippy or barks incessantly. I'm not looking for a guard dog and there is a solid chance I would be in a condo or townhouse type environment so I would want to be respectful of my neighbours. I'm a little grossed out by dogs that are suuuuuper slobbery or really soft jowled. I don't mind a little slobber, they are animals, but the really saggy-mouth dogs like St. Bernards, hounds, bulldogs etc is a bit much for me.

11) How important is being able to let your dog off-leash in an unfenced area?

  • I'm pretty ambivalent on this point. It would definitely be cool to be able to throw frisbees and stuff for them in the park, but I would only want to do it if I was positive I had verbal control of the dog and it wouldn't run away or attack other dogs. Safety first, basically.

I would love to take my dog on hikes but would keep it leashed for its safety and the safety of wildlife. It's the rule in the provincial and national parks near me anyway.

Dog Personality and Behavior

12) Do you want a snuggly dog or one that prefers some personal space?

  • I would love a snugglebug!

13) Would you prefer a dog that wants to do its own thing or one that’s more eager-to-please?

  • I think an eager-to-please dog would be helpful for training it. As a new dog owner I think a really headstrong pup would be too frustrating for me.

14) How would you prefer your dog to respond to someone knocking on the door or entering your yard? How would you prefer your dog to greet strangers or visitors?

  • I can understand a woof or two as reaction to someone knocking on the door or coming into the yard but I wouldn't want a dog that loses its mind whenever someone walks by on the sidewalk. I would definitely want a dog that approaches in a friendly way. I don't want a mean, scary snarly dog at all.

15) Are you willing to manage a dog that is aggressive to other dogs?

  • Mmmm I don't think so. A lot of my friends have cool, chill dogs and I would like my dog to get along with them. I would feel like it was a failure on my part if I had to muzzle my dog in public. I don't have the experience to work with a dog to lessen that behaviour either.

16) Are there any other behaviors you can’t deal with or want to avoid?

  • I would like to avoid a really destructive dog. I know a lot of destructive behaviour comes from a lack of stimulation or exercise so I'd do my best to meet my dog's needs, but if there's breeds that are more predisposed to be shredders I'd most likely be better off avoiding them.

Lifestyle

17) How often and how long will the dog be left alone?

  • It could depend on the jobs my partner and I end up with. He might get a field job with something like a 14-14 rotation where he would be gone two weeks and home two weeks. I'm more likely to end up with a Monday-Friday office job. So just to be safe, let's say there wouldn't be people home Monday-Friday probably something like 8-6.

18) What are the dog-related preferences of other people in the house and what will be their involvement in caring for the dog?

  • My partner has experience with dogs and he would be an active participant in caring for the dog.

19) Do you have other pets or are you planning on having other pets? What breed or type of animal are they?

  • I have an awesome 6 year old cat. He's very gentle, pretty timid. I love him very much and would only bring a dog into the home if I was pretty confident they would get along. I've read stories on the internet where people are like "I got a dog and they and the cats were getting along so well, until he ate one of them! Oops!" That is NOT acceptable to me. My existing cat is more important to me than bringing home a dog, and I would rather have no dog at all than a dog and a dead cat.

20) Will the dog be interacting with children regularly?

  • Not right away but a baby is in my 5-year plan so the dog should be adaptable to that. It would be heartbreaking for me to have to rehome a dog because of children as I consider my pets to be family.

21) Do you rent or plan to rent in the future? If applicable, what breed or weight restrictions are on your current lease?

  • I might be in a renting situation for a few years but would be looking to purchase a home once my partner and I had some money saved up. It can be hard to find places for larger dogs and especially any "bully" breeds where I live. No weight restrictions where I live right now that I know of.

22) What city or country do you live in and are you aware of any laws banning certain breeds?

  • I'm in Alberta, Canada and I don't think there are any breed bans here.

23) What is the average temperature of a typical summer and winter day where you live?

  • Summers are pretty mild but can hit 30C on occasion. Winters can be very cold, temperatures in the -30 to -20C are pretty common and can get even colder on occasion. However, sometimes it can warm up in the winter to above freezing for a few days.

It's still a ways off because I want to give my future dog the best possible life, but I'd love some ideas as to what kind of dogs would be a good fit. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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In r/schutzhund today someone was talking about doing IPO with a poodle. Obviously aggressive dogs /s

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Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago

I see a lot of families with goldendoodles, maybe crossing poodles with goldens dampens the bloodlust?! I'm just kidding, I don't think I've ever met a purebred poodle irl but I wasn't aware they could be considered aggressive. Mind you, a breed might not be aggressive towards other dogs or people, but if it thinks cat=tasty snack, it's not the pup for me!

Sounds like if you want a medium-large dog a golden retriever would be a good fit. There is a reason they are one of the most popular beginner and family breeds. For more of a small-medium dog than a english cocker spaniel could be a good fit. While not as popular now it was not long ago that they were a very popular family breed. The important thing to remember is to socialize them with well behaved children as a puppy. It makes it much easier to do this when they are little puppy sponges ready to soak up good experiences than later in life.

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Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago

I think my grandfather had either an english cocker spaniel or a springer spaniel, but he would have actually used her as a gun dog for hunting in addition to being the family pet. She was around well before my time but I should ask my dad what she was like! And yes I agree, definitely better to do it when they're young! I dropped the ball a little bit on introducing my cat to lots of people when he was a kitten so he's pretty timid around strangers now and runs and hides. It seems even more important to make sure your puppy is socialized well, so I would make sure to get it exposed to all sorts of things. Luckily a lot of my friends already have kids/babies, so that would help! Thanks for the suggestions!

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I recommend the National Park. It's a longer drive to get to, but the views are better. I took this photo from about 20 meters from the parking lot of the National Park Visitor Center, https://i.redd.it/od8a0g1c6yn01.jpg

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Great photo!

I have a unique problem where my face is small so i need child size glasses but I have a big nose, so no glasses look good on me, at all, ever :D.

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Ugh same! Hats, toques, and sunglasses never seem to work on my tiny face/head... and my eyes are my best feature so covering them with sunglasses draws attention to my lumpy potato of a nose.

Haha I have to sew straps into all my hats so they stay on, or just buy kids' hats

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I'm considering using a glue gun to glue a little foam padding inside the hats so they stay on my head! And yes the kids' hats is such a good idea!

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439 points · 6 months ago

wouldn't it be great if we had a little baby boy

And what if you had a third, and it's another girl?

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And this is why my mother has six sisters- I guess grandpa and grandma kept trying for a son to take over the farm but instead ended up with SEVEN girls!

5 points · 6 months ago

I really like TKaM and Catcher in the rye is... alright. But The Great Gatsby I always thought was just awful. Character motivations change at random, half the cast acts like they're missing half their neurons, the pacing is terrible and the ending is just dumb.

The green light really sticks out to me as just plain out of place. I get its literary purpose and what it represents but literally everything else in the book is played straight realism and then there's just this magical beacon out of nowhere?

Maybe I just don't get it. Someone change my mind.

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Yes! It was soooo bad. And I changed schools a few times throughout middle and high school so I ended up having it assigned probably 3 times. UGH.

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