J.'s Discussions

Revoking References?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick H Aug 27, 2012. 9 Replies

This is a very touchy subject that I need help with. This is your fair warning.The other day a former co-worker and classmate invited me out to coffee in an attempt to gather referrals of people to…Continue

"Seinfelding" My Relationships

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick H Aug 9, 2012. 6 Replies

A little history:When I was in college, I didn't have all that much interest in dating or relationships. I had (and still have) a large number of close female friends who provided me with the right…Continue

Wrist strength to avoid injury

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse Frigo Sep 26, 2012. 3 Replies

Since I was little I've always had noticeably thin wrists. I can wrap my thumb and middle finger completely around my left wrist, completely overlapping my middle nail with the top of my thumb. My…Continue

Commuting (how long is too long?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liam S. May 10, 2012. 21 Replies

As a recent college graduate, I have been on the long quest in which many have shared in today's economy called "finding your first bit of gainful employment". I live on Long Island, NY so the…Continue

 

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J. replied to Carl Monster's discussion What does "how's it goin" mean???
"My go-to for this greeting is: "Good, thanks, you?" I don't expect a response. For me that response just means "Hello back", but I also avoid pissing off someone like your ex-military jerk."
Aug 15, 2013
J. replied to Trentington's discussion WW2 Romanticism
"No man is perfect, you have to take the good with the bad. General Patton, for instance, was a brazen anti-semite and made some questionable appointments to lead civilian populations of seized German towns. But I'll be damned if he…"
Apr 16, 2013
J. replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Your Dream Job?
"I'd like to be an old-school robber baron philanthropist. Like Carnegie or Rockefeller. Building libraries and universities, etc."
Apr 7, 2013
J. replied to Tyler M.'s discussion Where'd You Go to College?
"I stayed at home with the folks and went to SUNY Stony Brook. It's a 90 minute train ride to the greatest city in the country and the money I saved on room and board I used to study abroad in both Shanghai, China and Nice, France. I studied…"
Mar 31, 2013
J. replied to Robert Brown's discussion man up, whats the most awesome thing you have ever done?
"Drove from New York to Los Angeles, taking old Route 66 from its start in Illinois all the way to Santa Monica. Classic Americana roadtrip."
Mar 24, 2013
J. replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Jobs...
"Never never never never never NEVER open with your availability. Don't talk about it at all unless prompted in an interview or AFTER you've been hired."
Mar 24, 2013
J. replied to Josh's discussion What to do?
"Don't wait. The time will never be 'just right'. ~Napoleon Hill"
Mar 11, 2013
J. replied to Ryan's discussion 7 Car Garage
"1. Rolling up to Monte Carlo -- Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. 2. Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway -- E-Type convertible, Series 1. 3. The Workhorse -- Brand new Toyota Tundra 4. Track day -- Lotus 340R (not gonna win any races, but I challenge you…"
Dec 13, 2012
J. replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Selling my car and buying a new (used) one
"I had an opportunity to drive a 2012 Jetta for a couple of days and I was less than impressed. The acceleration in Automatic is pitiful, more than 9 seconds from 0-60. I couldn't do much better when I threw it into Manual (the model I had…"
Dec 5, 2012
J. replied to Daniel T.'s discussion 24 Year Old College Senior - Considering Potential Career Options
"The first two things I'm asked about in every interview are my travel experiences (I went abroad for language immersion in both France and China) and my volunteer experience (which shows community engagement, civic-mindedness and dedication to…"
Dec 1, 2012
J. replied to Jeff P's discussion Where in the world do you meet a respectable single woman nowadays?
"Volunteer for a good cause. I met the most spectacular girl while volunteering, passionate, generous, dedicated -- pretty much everything you'd look for in respectable woman."
Dec 1, 2012
J. replied to Red's discussion Journal Keeping
"I need only share the datelines for my journal to show you why it's so special. Samples below: March 5, 2012 -- Nice, France March 7, 2012 -- Monte Carlo, Monaco March 22, 2012 -- Barcelona, Spain April 1, 2012 -- Florence, Italy April 7,…"
Nov 27, 2012
J. replied to Jon C's discussion So i met this girl... (long distance relationship)
"Personally, I think your first mistake was telling her how you feel about her, and her admitting the same. You are both young, and there (at least seems to be from your OP) enough distance between you two that a true, healthy relationship is…"
Nov 27, 2012
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Nov 27, 2012
Jesse Frigo replied to J.'s discussion Wrist strength to avoid injury
"Start hanging from a pullup bar, not more than a minute or two per day. Every other day is fine too. When that's too easy, start hanging from a towel that's hanging over the pullup bar. Start learning how to do fingertip pushups- against…"
Sep 26, 2012
Nick H replied to J.'s discussion Revoking References?
"The manly thing to do is to move on and to next time to not mix business with friendship. You gave away your contacts for nothing. That was your own fault. Learn from it and don't do it next time. I wouldn't try and take them back. You…"
Aug 27, 2012

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Interests
world travel, fantasy novels, European history, international relations, caffeinated beverages, alcoholic beverages, cooking, mandolin, guitar, French language
Books
Song of Ice and Fire Series -- George R. R. Martin

Slaughterhouse 5 -- Kurt Vonnegut

Chronicles of the Crusades -- Jean de Joinville
Movies
In the Loop, V for Vendetta, Volver, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Iron Man, The Big Lebowski
Music
classic rock, flamenco guitar, 90s pop
Quote
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"The condition of all who are preoccupied is wretched, but most wretched is the condition of those who labour at preoccupations that are not even their own, who regulate their sleep by that of another, their walk by the pace of another, who are under orders in case of the freest things in the world—loving and hating. If these wish to know how short their life is, let them reflect how small a part of it is their own." ~Seneca the Younger

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Regular Joe replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?
"For whatever it's worth, there HAVE been loads of couchsurfing nightmares and most of them have been experienced by women. "
3 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"I didn't mean to get that metaphysical about it. ;)  I meant something more along the lines of our own biases, prejudices, preconceived notions, reactions to certain types of stimulii, etc. As open-minded and free as we think we are, there…"
8 minutes ago
Matt T. replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"I haven't had that much experience posting with Josh, so I'll have to take your word on this.  Stinks to hear such quashing of opposing opinions, but 'tis the power of the internet."
11 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Caleb's discussion Socks with Brown Shoes
"Except that jeans are meant to expose the socks unless you're one of those fashioney cuff the jeans to show some ankle kind of guys. "
15 minutes ago
John Muir replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Well, said massacres were what - 15 years ago? 20 years ago? In a large country, with many large law enforcement divisions, abominations, blunders, and miscarriages of justice unfortunately will happen. They're intolerable. They must be studied…"
16 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Caleb's discussion Socks with Brown Shoes
""As for jeans, I'm always at a loss as to what color to wear as "matching socks to pants" just seems weird...." Just wear black socks then. Not dress socks. Casual black socks."
16 minutes ago
Regular Joe replied to Caleb's discussion Socks with Brown Shoes
"Casual shoes with shorts . . . I'm not the fashion police but . . . "
16 minutes ago
John Muir replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Not the kind of tactical team needed for a massacre. Just the kind of team appropriate for the work. I know guns and body armor look scary to unarmed people, but in the American public is heavily armed. Rural folks such as myself and this idiot…"
37 minutes ago

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