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Rants and Stuff / Re: General Religious discussion
« on: April 29, 2009, 03:31:11 PM »
I really don't know anything about the probability of life on other planets and such, but believing that God created not only this world, but the whole universe (or in some way organized the matter of the universe that may have already existed into a livable world for his children to live on), I believe that if there is life on other planets, He created that life as well. It's not like life will spontaneously begin to exist on other worlds without His knowledge of it. This is of course coming from a religious point of view. If there were no god, then I could see life possibly evolving elsewhere, but since I believe that there is a God, I also believe that all life comes from Him. Therefore, he may have placed some of his children on other planets. I don't know. But if he did, I do not believe that they will ever visit us (as aliens). Of course, this is just a personal belief with no hard evidence.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Grumpiness in New, Seasonal Flavours
« on: April 27, 2009, 08:45:20 PM »
The musical that I really liked is The Scarlet Pimpernel. That play was hilarious. I have a feeling I'd like Wicked and Spamalot too, if I ever had the chance to see them.

My grumpiness: I found out I had strep throat. But that's old news because I got antibiotics and now I feel SOOOOO much better!! (i.e. not wanting to die every time I swallow)

Everything Else / Re: Think green, save gas?
« on: April 01, 2009, 04:45:40 AM »
When you posted the prices, did you consider the cost of exporting these vehicles to the US? Or did you just convert them from the prices posted on the site. It seems like if they had to be exported, the price would be much higher unless they manufactured them here. Right?

Everything Else / Re: The heart attack grill
« on: March 24, 2009, 10:43:44 PM »
Holy crap.

To put it a different way, the average female eats 2000 calories or less a day. The average male is more like 2500-3000.
So if a woman eats two of those burgers, she has already had more calories than she would eat in a week. For a man, three burgers.

I would adjust that and say that the average woman *should* eat 2,000 calories a day. I doubt on average (in America) that women eat 2,000 a day. Especially considering how many women would have to eat less to make up for the many women who eat more.

Movies and TV / Re: Sci-Fi Channel
« on: March 23, 2009, 04:10:44 AM »
Honestly, I could care less about what happens to the Sci-Fi Channel. It seems like they've just been going down hill. For example, they had a great show in the Dresden Files, but gave up on it after only a half season just because they didn't publicize it enough (despite get quite a few viewers--only slightly less than BSG). It bugs me when they have non-sci fi type shows (like wrestling), and B-movie crap that I can't believe is still made. Neither my husband or I have watched that channel since Stargate Atlantis finished (and that was only my husband. I've never been much for the Stargate shows). So yeah, could care less. They seem to have been digging a hole for themselves for years.

Movies and TV / Re: Dollhouse
« on: March 07, 2009, 05:11:26 AM »
I like the show so far, but I have to say I expected it to be funny like Buffy. The ONLY reason I started watching it was because I saw in an ad that Joss Whedon was writing it. The previews for it held no interest for me otherwise. It's okay that it's not funny, but I can't think of one show I'm watching right now (outside of a couple sitcoms) that are funny like that. I miss that (dramedies).

Movies and TV / Re: review: Twilight
« on: December 04, 2008, 12:45:59 AM »
Yeah, well, my main problem is the conflict was for nothing. So I guess I agree with you, but I'm not familiar with that term.

Movies and TV / Re: Nostalgia Alert!!!
« on: December 03, 2008, 05:53:46 PM »
I remember the Gummy Bears tune, but I have no recollection of the actual show. I really liked watching Out of This World. You know where the girl was part alien and part human and could stop time. I've always wanted to stop time. Wouldn't that be awesome. You wake up to your alarm, still tired, you stop time and sleep till you are done. Basically, I want Hiro's ability. Then I could always travel through space in an instant to see my family, and never have to pay for airfare. It would be wonderful!

Movies and TV / Re: Heroes: Season 3 *SPOILERS*
« on: December 03, 2008, 05:47:23 PM »
I was hoping that someone else took over the 9th wonder series. After all, many who have the ability to draw the future, draw it in the same comic-book way (i.e. Arthur's pictures from the last episode. Exactly the same style as Isaac's drawings, and I believe Peter's were too). I too was like, "What?! Those were supposedly done by Isaac before he died! Come on."

Movies and TV / Re: review: Twilight
« on: December 03, 2008, 05:44:09 PM »
WARNING: Spoiler for those who haven't read all Twilight books

I didn't like how there are no consequences to Bella becoming a vampire. Stephenie build it up so much--when she can become a vampire, whether she should become a vampire, what she will miss if she becomes a vampire, etc.--and then she finally becomes a vampire and it's just wonderful. She doesn't have a problem being around other humans, her bloodlust isn't too severe, she's able to handle everything about being a vampire perfectly, she likes blood, and she doesn't really change at all, except now Edward doesn't have to worry about wanting to drink her blood. She's just great, and being a vampire is better than she could have imagined. Well, then, why don't we all just become vampires then. That part really bugged me. Why didn't she just become a vampire in the first book.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: December 03, 2008, 05:25:33 PM »
Well, Shrain, on the bright side, maybe they'll find a better place that they would rather live in. If they'd stayed and there were a mold problem (and it wasn't fixed by the landlord), that could cause major unneeded health problems for them. Uck! I feel sorry for the next renters who will probably have no idea of the potential mold.

But yeah, sometimes I hate landlords. That's why I like where I live. I hate that our managers treat us like crap (like we're not the ones that make them money each month), but at least when there is something wrong, they fix it right away (because maybe we're unimportant, but their properties are they're money makers, and they want to keep them presentable). What I really love is how once a year or so, they'll send us flyers in the mail offering their services as realtors, in case we decide to buy a home rather than continue to rent. As if!

Rants and Stuff / Re: Jobs and stuff
« on: December 03, 2008, 05:19:18 PM »
If it helps, I had a phone interview Nov. 17 and they're not scheduling their next interviews until the week of Dec. 8, and aren't hiring the person till mid-January, so sometimes it takes awhile. I'm disappointed though that I didn't hear back from another phone interview I had last week. The interviewer said he would contact me on Monday (two days ago) to let me know whether I got another interview (i.e. he'd call either way) and I haven't heard back. I don't have a number for him (and he was contracted in to do the pre-interviews, so he probably doesn't work at their office), so I don't know how to contact him other than email. I emailed him yesterday morning and still no response. I guess that's a bad sign, but it bugs me when someone says they'll contact you and then doesn't. Urg.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Jobs and stuff
« on: December 01, 2008, 10:03:50 PM »
[I wrote this post and realized it's way too late, but maybe it will help someone in the future.]

With phone interviews, make sure when you talk to them on the phone that there is mirror near by so you can see what your facial expression is. If you're smiling, it will come across in your voice. A lot of what people look for isn't just what you know, but whether you'd be a pleasant person to work with.

And of course think about how you'd answer the standard questions:

Why do you want to work here?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Tell me a little about yourself. (I hate that one. I never know what to say.)
What makes you stand out from other candidates? (Or why should we choose you and not someone else?)

Also, if you have a description about what the job entails, make sure you bring out what they're looking for in that position, and have examples of how you have what they're looking for. For example, if they want someone experienced in InDesign, make sure to talk about when you've worked with InDesign in the past, and be specific. Make sure to have an example of each point in your mind so you're more likely to draw on those experiences throughout the interview.

Also, LDS employment (,11677,1703-1,00.html) has really good tips including "Me in 30 Seconds" statements (,11666,5946-1-3039-1,00.html). These can really sound impressive in an interview. I hope that helps someone!

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Insects are Driving me MAD!!!!!
« on: August 28, 2008, 03:22:58 PM »
I can sympathize. When I was a teenager at home, we had an infestation of lady bugs (my parents live out in the middle of the woods, so we always had bugs). Just like crickets they don't bite or anything, which is good, but it's pretty gross having these tiny bugs crawling all over the windows. And let me tell you, they smell gross when they die, and when you have thousands of them (I'm not kidding), it pretty much always smells like that all the time. They first started appearing when local organic farmers used them to kill other bugs. Then in the winter, they found our warm house. My parents have it under control now, but it was pretty bad back then.

Movies and TV / Re: review: WANTED
« on: June 26, 2008, 05:39:39 PM »
That was a very well-written review--one I would expect to read in a publication (though they might have to cut for length). I really enjoyed reading it. I wasn't planning on seeing the movie anyway, but it's nice to know I won't be missing anything.

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