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  1. I would have picked the "weird, but funny" option if there was one. This was essentially my reaction: "What? LOL. Weird." But, I can't get it out of my head today. puppymonkeybaby puppymonkeybaby puppymonkeybaby And I have a strange desire to go watch it again. Yup, I think it did it's job.
  2. My clothes aren't trendy. I'm wearing what I usually wear in the winter - jeans, boots, solid color tee, cardi. It's cold here. I add a hand-knit scarf/shawl when I go out. My makeup and nail polish are more trendy. Today I'm rockin' a dark fuchsia matte lip and shimmery gold/neutral eyes. On my nails I'm wearing a smoky navy creme with dark metallic grey accent nails, 2 on each hand.
  3. I got to customize the colors on my latest phone. So, the front is black, the metal around the sides is dark grey, the back is a darker blue ballistic nylon, and the accents (around the camera lens on the back and on the speaker on the front) are metallic violet. I like it. I don't use a case. I also get a free design refresh in about a year, and I think I'm going to pick the black pebbled leather for the back, and I haven't decided if I'm going to stick with the black front/dark grey metal combo or try the black front/champagne metal. And I then I will probably pick either the metallic red, violet, or pink accent. Most of my previous phones have been black, although I did have a pink one and a silver one in the pre-smartphone days. I would never get a white phone unless that was the only option. I just don't like them! Something about the contrast with the screen I don't like. I like black phones much better, they blend in with the screen better.
  4. I first heard about this back in October...looking forward to it.
  5. I do a lot of "uh-huh" and "mm hmms" and tune the rest of it out as best as I can. But my ears get tired too. I need to be inside my own head sometimes. Non-introverts just don't get it. And I hate to say it, but sometimes I resent it when I'm busy working on something, and then someone constantly talks and and pulls me out of my head, without first asking if I have time right now or if I'm busy.
  6. I have been noticing this exact problem since early December, and I've even commented about it before. I could put some things in my cart on a Monday, that all say Prime (and with none having those messages that say they might take an extra day or two for processing,) and then when I hit checkout, some might say delivery on Wednesday, others Thursday, and some Friday. To me, that is not the Prime 2-day shipping that always arrived like clockwork before. (It was always 2 days when it was UPS for me.) Although to be fair, at the same time, a few times I ordered late on a Friday, it shipped out on Saturday, and it was at my house by Sunday morning at 11am. I like that, but it doesn't really make up for the times when Prime shipping is obviously taking 4 days or more. (I had one that said Prime and it took over a week!)
  7. You know, I was on vacation last year, staying in a hotel, which has all sorts of different noises, and it sounded like there was a truck outside. I eventually got up and looked...no truck. Then I thought maybe I was hearing someone else's A/C running. But I stayed up looking at information and that was the first time I had heard of The Hum. And I thought, huh, that's weird. I wondered if I was hearing it, but I thought probably not. And I was wondering if I had heard it before, because silence can be pretty loud and almost hum-like at times. I feel like I have pretty sensitive hearing, but I have no idea if I can hear what people call The Hum or not. It would be interesting to go to a place that has frequent reports of it and find out.
  8. Lol! Sorry. Go have fun if you want. :)
  9. Hey, it seemed like it was needed. :) And I do feel that every sound has a logical explanation. :)
  10. Waiting on an EMAIL? Insane. The boy did the right thing. Even if someone were worried about faking, isn't it better to deal with a possible life-threatening situation first, and worry about the other consequences later? I had a friend in Jr. High and High School who had asthma...she always carried her inhaler with her, and I saw her needing to use it a few times. It makes me upset every time I see someone talk about inhalers or epi pens being locked up, since those are things that are needed NOW, not when someone gets around to answering an email!
  11. I have snow on the ground and snow piles in my yard that have been there for weeks without melting because it has just been too cold, but that's probably not what you want to see, as I don't live where this weekend's storm is supposed to hit. But really, anyone who wants snow should just come to my yard and take some, cause I'm done with it. :P If I'm lucky it might start to melt in March.
  12. For those who are spooked by these stories and need a dose of reality: There are no ghosts, or spirits. Every sound has a logical explanation. Even when I was little, I would listen to sounds in bed at night, or in the morning when I woke up, and would eventually be able to identify them. Some houses have a LOT of settling noises that don't necessarily sound like settling noises, others not as much. There are a lot of other strange noises. For example, in my current house I have a huge wall that creaks whenever the heat is on; the refrigerator has been know to make some really odd sounds that don't sound like a refrigerator, and the TV setup on the first floor occasionally makes these weird vibrating/whirring noises. The first time I heard ice/snow slide down the roof of this house, it sounded like a noise that was *in the room* but it wasn't. At night when it's quiet, it's a lot easier to hear things that you wouldn't normally hear, and from farther away than you might think. I've been in bed and heard the people talking before...it's the neighbors, but not the next door neighbors, but ones behind us and sometimes even a couple houses down. I do get up and check it out, looking out the window and using my ears to figure out which direction it is coming from. Sometimes people run some sort of machinery at really odd times of the night too. I've heard doors slam and garage doors open that are not ours, but at first sounds like it could be downstairs. We once lived in an apartment where not only could I hear the people above us having a fun time in bed, but then later I heard when mice started scurrying in the ceiling. That was strange at first. I was glad when we moved. Hearing noises that wake you up can be a sign of anxiety. I've heard these noises, and I always go investigate: I check the front door, sometimes I go downstairs to the basement, but if everything checks out and I don't hear it again. then I know it was just in my head. There is even something called Exploding Head Syndrome, that an estimated 20% of people have, who hear loud noises that aren't real that wake them up. As far as the OP, I don't know why you heard footsteps, but if I was there I could probably figure it out. People are always asking me what sounds are, I guess because I'm good at identifying them. Also, the stories of people living in garages or basements, or the story where someone came to steal from the office, I find those fascinating, but again, completely logical explanations. I think the takeaway from that should be to always investigate sounds that you can't immediately place, and look perhaps where you might not think to look. That's what I do. I've been known to walk around the house, even during the daytime, listening for a sound, first trying to place whether it's an inside or outside sound, but once I've placed it, I can be confident what it is. Oh, and I have this one piece of tape in my bedroom that gets blown around whenever the heater turns on that freaked me out the first time I heard it, because it can sound like whispering or someone shifting something around, but I would have to move a whole bunch of heavy stuff to get at it to remove it, because it's under heavy furniture, and I'm just not that motivated. EDITED to add: And sometimes, if it sounds like a duck, then it's actually a duck. On the roof. In the morning, quacking for 15 minutes and waking me up. The duck on the roof returned 2-3 more times within a period of a week or two, never more than two houses away from where it originally showed up.
  13. I voted that I know how to drive one, even though I haven't driven one since high school. My mom drove a stick at the time and taught me how, and I did drive it a good amount at the time. I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to pick back up again. But I doubt DS will learn, as we don't have a stick and probably won't ever buy one. We don't know anyone who owns a manual.
  14. I've been whining about the snow since the week before Thanksgiving when we got 14 inches. There's been snow on the ground for weeks and keeps snowing more on top of it. So no, it's not too early to whine.
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