Day 17, quite a tricky one for an introvert like me. Brett and Kate said that it's pride that makes us to not want to talk to strangers, not nervousness. I've always seen it as being a form of nervousness; in fact, I think I suffer from a mild case of social anxiety of some sort. Talking to strangers is very difficult for me.
However, if hope to start my own company in the near future, I'm going to have to learn how to talk to…Continue
Check out this shirt of WWI Hero Eddie Rickenbacker. Great quote as well.
Also found this poster with another great quote.
Added by Eric Wiech on January 27, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments
It seems to me that as a society, we fear silence and feel compelled to fill gaps with words and sounds that have no meaning or purpose and we end up sounding a little thick in the process. It doesn't have to be this…Continue
Added by John Dembowski on January 27, 2011 at 12:53am — No Comments
This has come up a couple times in chat now, so here:
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups granola
options: cinnamon to taste, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. vanilla
Stir together. Spread in greased 13x9" pan. Bake at, oh, 375*F. until hard but not burned.
Halve recipe for 8x8" pan. I'm preferring the half recipe to the whole recipe for my dedicated…Continue
Chris Webby Concert at Webster Hall on Feb 20 (Presidents Day) Chris Webby (Christian Webster) is an up-and-coming rapper from the suburbs of Fairfield County, Connecticut. In just over a year and a half, Webster has released 5 full-length mixtapes, all freely available at datpiff.com. His most recent…Continue
Added by John Stevens on January 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I will start this off by saying that there is no explicit content in this post. This is just my analysis of why most young men our age treat girls badly.
These days it's rare to find a high school male who treats his girlfriend with respect. What's even more painful for me, is that a good guy like me can't seem to get the the beautiful angels walking around campus. If your like me you probably take a shower at least once a day, shave, brush your teeth, take care of your…Continue
I've been lurking in here (discussions and articles) for about a week and I've noticed while there are one or two places mentioning smoking, it seems that there just isn't a lot of information on here.
Working as a tobacconist, especially in this particular shop, tobacco is one of the things outside academia I am actually relatively confident in my knowledge of, but before I start dithering on about the relative merits of pipe materials, tobaccos, and cigar maintenance (I feel as if…Continue
Added by Liam O. on January 24, 2011 at 5:59pm — No Comments
I was stuck on day 15 for more than a week, but now that that's been done, I made sure not to stay on day 16 for more than a day.
I've often thought that life would be much easier if there was no such thing as money. A lot of my stress results from finances, and I've been wanting to create a budget for a long time. In fact, I did create a budget once, using an Excel spreadsheet. Sadly, I found it confusing and a bit pointless - so obviously I wasn't doing it right.…Continue
Added by Riaan Nel on January 24, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments
AoM once featured a post about the manliness of love letters. Recently, there was also a post on poetry (discussing, among other things, its applicability to wooing a lady).
I'm the first to admit that this is not a particularly "manly" poem, but nonetheless, since a man needs to be capable of expressing his feelings, I have decided to share it. I wrote it late one night, while listening to Louis Armstrong singing "What a Wonderful World".
Added by Lorenzo Von Matterhorn on January 23, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments
Let’s face it; the steak remains the principal selection among discriminating diners in our quarter of the hemisphere. Other than having your favorite selection of USDA prime beef hand cut by your local butcher and tending to it yourself, the outlet for satisfying your inner carnivore remains the steak house.
In the day of restaurant chains, take-out ordered online and family restaurants with catchy themes and combo deals, the traditional steak house represents more than an…Continue
Added by Coach Wad on January 21, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
ContinueRejoice, all ye young choiring throats, round our table rings a roundelay, hey-dey-dey-hey-dey-dey, round our table rings a roundelay. Three times three is ni-i-ine, we swig our drinks like swi-i-ine, three times three and one is ten, let’s swig another one like men – two, three, four, six, seven.Who is that standing at the milling-bar, the swilling-bar, the rilling-bar, who is that smiling into the smoky stink-hole? (Alfred Döblin, Berlin…
Added by Vir Beatum on January 21, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments
The way we behave is a large part of the image that we project. Our actions have all sorts of repercussions, good and bad, and knowing how to conduct oneself in different situations can definitely work to your benefit.
The point of etiquette is to be considerate of others and make them…Continue
Added by Leah Morrigan on January 20, 2011 at 9:05am — No Comments
There was a time when I thought that maybe my dad didn't have a soul. And if he was not soulless, then I was absolutely positive he had no heart.
When he was just a little boy, both of my dad's parents got tuberculosis. They went off to a sanitarium and he and his sister went to stay at an aunt and uncle's house. They had a bit of a mini-farm, and as a result my dad ended up with farm animals running around in his bloodstream.
It wasn't too long after we were settled into…
Added by Josh Barkey on January 20, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
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Love Connection, where old-fashioned romance meets modern-day…Continue
Added by Leah Morrigan on January 13, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments
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