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EF-4 (Extreme Poster)
36 years old
Raleigh, NC
Born June-27-1982
Basically anything that can contend with a short attention span. I LOVE shoes. Reading makes me feel serene. I get unnaturally excited about watching movies. I enjoy witty banter. I like taking things apart to see how they work. I enjoy arguments as long as I'm winning. If I can be the center of attention, I will be, but I'm also comfortable in the background. I like baking. Hot cars are, well, hot.
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13 Feb 2010
So I was excited, and even though I haven't been on in a while, I wanted to share. I've decided to be a shavee for one of the many St. Baldrick's charity events that go on around here in March.

For those who don't know, St. Baldrick's is one of the foremost charities for the research, diagnoses, and treatment of children's cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a non-profit public charity which hosts events across the globe. The foundation raises money for childhood cancer research primarily through head-shaving events. I have volunteered to go bald in solidarity with kids who typically lose their hair during cancer treatment.

Since 2000 through May 2009, the St. Baldrick's Foundation has raised over $66 million, hosted over 2,300 head-shaving events and shaved over 100,000 heads in 50 U.S. states and 24 countries.

In the US, more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease.

I am SUPER psyched about it! I've had a full head of hair since birth and for the first time ever I'm going BALD for a great cause! I'll have to post up pictures when it's all said and done.
14 Aug 2009
I hope everyone is having a fantabulous day and is planning an even more spectacular weekend!

1) If money is no object and you could travel to any point on the globe right now, where would you go?

2) You are told to pack for a trip, but you aren't told where you will be going OR how long you will be gone. What are you sure to bring?

3) What is your favorite memory?

4) If you were forced to listen to one song eternally on repeat, which would you choose?

5) You find a genie in a bottle; what are your three wishes?

6) Do you consider yourself spiritual or religious?

7) Would you rather follow your head or your heart?

8) When traveling, do you use the hotel dressers or live out of your suitcase?

9) Why can't we all just get along?

10) Have you ever placed an ad on craigslist to meet people?

11) Do you usually remember your dreams? If so which is your favorite? Which is the strangest?
20 Jul 2009
OK, I have a quick gripe I wanted to address. Some of my favorite games are not being played to the best of their potential. I wanted to take a moment to clarify rules and such so they can return to their former glory.

The First Thing That Comes To Mind: This is a word association game. You are intended to respond with the first thought that comes to your mind when you read the last written line, NOT whatever is in your head in general. I.E: P1: Cookies P2:Milk P3:Cows....etc, etc, etc. I find it a lot more interesting to try to figure out why people associate two things together than to just read nonsensical postings that have no connection whatsoever. We have a thread for that...the Randomness thread.

The Lounge: This was one of my favorites! I miss the days of Acme black holes and baking people into poptarts and impromptu parties/dances/wrestling matches/concerts/angry mobs/...you get the picture. The way you are supposed to play is to put your actions into astericks, like so: *...* and to respond to whichever situation is happening with an action of your own. Anything can happen in the lounge. It doesn't have to make sense or ACTUALLY be possible, but the point is it's all about the action. It has become more of a conversation thread. If we want a conversation thread I'd be more than happy to create one, but I want my Acme black holes back!

Which Forum Member: Ok, this one is more of a pet peeve. I've been reading and seeing a lot of "I don't know" "me" and "you" answers. The point isn't that you actually know who does what, just take a stab at who you think might do something based on their posts and personalities. It's also a lot more fun if you don't make yourself the subject of every question or every answer.

It basically comes down to read the first posting and a few after before you start playing the games so you know how the thread poster intended them to be played. I just wanted to get that off my chest. Thanks guys. This is definately welcome to become a gripe thread, so if anyone else has gripes they'd like to share, feel free.
20 Jul 2009
I don't know about the rest of you, but I find it so easy to get sucked into negativity that I wanted to create something positive to counteract it. I don't know if it's been done before...probably has...but I wanted to make a thread all about the things we're happy for. It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving to show gratitude for the wonderful things in our life, people!

I'm super grateful for the love of my parents and to have a super steady job. I'm grateful I don't have any sicknesses more serious than a stuffy nose. I'm grateful I don't work with jerks. I'm thankful for my midnight cheesy eggs. I'm thankful I have friends that take trips with me on short notice. Orchids makes me happy, even if I don't own any. When my kitties snuggle behind my knees it makes me smile...until I have to get up. I like sunny days and the feeling of sun on my face. Laughing until I can't breathe is my favorite thing.

What are you grateful for? What makes you happy?
10 May 2009
I was pondering boredom today. When I was a kid I'd tell my mom I was bored and my mother responded that "boredom is nothing more or less than a lack of imagination."

I guess I was thinking about it because I was thinking about my mom. And then it occured to me I never actually ever looked up the definition of boredom, so I did. I found a couple of definitions.

Wikipedia had this to say on boredom: Boredom is an emotional state experienced during periods lacking activity or when individuals are uninterested in the activities presented to them.

The Free Dictionary had this listing: The condition of being bored; ennui.
en·nui defined as listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom
bored defined as made weary by being dull, repetitive, or tedious

So then I looked up what other people had to say about boredom.
“Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.”
-Susan Sontag

"'I am bored' generally means 'I am boring'.”
-Dennis Prager

"Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.”
-W. R. Inge

“The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom”
-Arthur Schopenhauer

“The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.”
-Saul Steinberg

So I guess, long story, well, long is that I ended up wondering if boredom is a feeling we choose. If boredom is due to a lack of interest is there truly an excuse to be bored? There are infinite things to do, but we choose not to do them, and so choose boredom. Which makes me wonder why? I think back on the times I called myself bored I realize it all came down to laziness. For me, anyway. I didn't want to do what was available but also didn't want to actively seek out something I was interested in. So then does "I'm bored" translate into "I'm lazy"?

And then from there I wondered if it has a legititmate purpose. Can the feeling of boredom be useful in any way? Is it possible for boredom to be a motivation? And if so isn't it a little self-defeating? If boredom is a lack of interest in an activity can it also drive you to act, or is boredom already an admission of defeat?

Such are the things I wonder when not otherwise engaged. What are your thoughts on boredom? Do you choose boredom or does boredom choose you? Is there ever really an excuse to be bored?

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