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Favorite breakfast spot in Athens?

Mama's Boy. Hands down.

posted @ Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 20:29

What foods can get rid of stress?

posted @ Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 12:54

Caption this!

looks legit.

posted @ Friday, May 4, 2012 - 15:58

Saying goodbye...

@slickmcdight:

posted @ Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 18:21

Are separate bedrooms a good or bad idea?

After having a roommate for two years, I'd have to really love someone to be willing to compromise sleep just to be with them. If my husband snores I'm definitely going to need to sleep elsewhere...or at least invest in some high-quality ear plugs.

posted @ Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 17:08

Where are the hipsters in Athens?

@slickmcdight:

posted @ Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 22:30

Shakespeare's insults

@nowheregirl:

NEVER.

posted @ Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 15:48

Where are the hipsters in Athens?

@Digdug: Only when they look at me like a conformist drone for having blonde hair. Otherwise, no judgment Big smile

posted @ Monday, April 23, 2012 - 17:21

Where are the hipsters in Athens?

@slickmcdight: the only one pursuing you will be the police if you breach my restraining order.

posted @ Monday, April 23, 2012 - 16:58

Where are the hipsters in Athens?

@slickmcdight: don't they have enough nurses at the old folks home? It's my last week. Gloves are off. Innocent

posted @ Monday, April 23, 2012 - 16:41

Shakespeare's insults

I'm a Forward knotty-pated clotpole. To be honest, if this wasn't titled "Shakespeare's insults" I probably would have thanked him. Grade

posted @ Monday, April 23, 2012 - 14:30

Where are the hipsters in Athens?

I think I found them. I was almost the only girl in Jittery Joe's that didn't have blue hair today.

posted @ Monday, April 23, 2012 - 13:42

Where are the hipsters in Athens?

I think I found them. I was almost the only girl in Jittery Joe's that didn't have blue hair today.

posted @ Monday, April 23, 2012 - 13:41

Digging in to Game of Thrones

Great show. A little heavy on the gratuitous booby shots, but great show.

posted @ Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 12:47

The Hunger Games? Meh.

And I would argue that hope is a strong theme throughout the series. It's kind of the whole point.

posted @ Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 12:44

The Hunger Games? Meh.

If you think the Hunger Games is about a love triangle then I'd have to question if you actually read the book. No one claimed the book was a complex literary classic. It's a Young Adult series and a fun/easy read.

posted @ Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 12:37

Is It Just Us, Or Are Kids Getting Really Stupid?

@Anonymous Dude:

posted @ Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 13:54

Is It Just Us, Or Are Kids Getting Really Stupid?

@Minion: I'd have to say its a mix. The Hunger Games is post-apocalyptic and has a lot of symbolism, which I think is good for such a popular Young Adult novel. My main point is that to say kids are still reading, even if it is on a Kindle/Nook. So to say that kids are getting "really stupid" and spend all their time "playing computer games" is a gross exaggeration.

posted @ Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:30

Is It Just Us, Or Are Kids Getting Really Stupid?

If the teachers and administrators aren't requiring students to read books in an English class, is it really the younger generation that's making the stupid decisions? I think reading is actually getting more popular if anything. It seems to me that books are becoming a larger part of popular culture. Even if the book is about a vampire love triangle, reading and sharing books has become cool again.

posted @ Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:08

Depressed? There's an app for that.

@slickmcdight:

posted @ Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 15:56

Depressed? There's an app for that.

@E.J.: Forgive me. Redboxes are the automated DVD rental kiosks found at grocery store, pharmacies, and gas stations that allow you to rent DVDs for one dollar a night. I watch way more movies than I should, so I signed up to have them text me a code for a free one-night rental every month. I love texting, movies, and anything free so the combination never fails to brighten my day. Smile

You can sign up for the service here if you're interested: http://www.redbox.com/textclub

posted @ Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 00:21

Titanic truth

I remember learning about the Titanic in middle school (and watching the movie in class, minus the painting/shooting scenes), but it was never mentioned in my AP American History course. I guess they assume we had learned about it already and that it would not be on the standardized history tests.

posted @ Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 15:35

Another Romeo and Juliet? Really?

@slickmcdight: You're dating yourself in more ways than one, my friend.

posted @ Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 17:15

Another Romeo and Juliet? Really?

@Joel Kight: I'd like to think he'd have come up with something a little more clever than Uranus jokes by now. Then again subtle references could very easily be lost on slick.

posted @ Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 16:59

Another Romeo and Juliet? Really?

Shakespeare would not approve.

posted @ Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 15:21

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