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Mar. 4th, 2008

mara_fem

Sex

Sooo....two of my friends were talking about how they were trying to explain the concept of sex to another friend who was rather uninformed or confused about the topic. What they came up with is an analogy that will be likely to make most people laugh, however, I agree with them in that it actually works out to describe sex pretty well!!

Regular sex is like steamed rice.  It's there, plain and good, and people just eat whenever they like.  Alternatives to regular sex, the 'kinky' kind, are more like fried rice, jambalaya, or gumbo.  All three still have rice, but with extra spices and ingredients that make it more tasty. 

Then there is the sex drive.  Think of the sex drive as how much rice you want to eat in a day.  Some people want just one bowl a day, while others sometimes want a whole barrel.

hahahha.....
I was laughing and then I thought and asked how masturbation would fit into the picture.  What could be used to explain that?
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Riceroni.  It's not quite the rice you want but it's quick and fast.

x_x  My mind definitely has gotten dirtier each year I spend in college.


-GND

Feb. 13th, 2008


emeraldflame786

Questions

If there is tension in a roommate type situation, and the roommates where friends before they started living together, I notice two options:

1) They tell the roommate that there is a problem right away.

Pros: The problem is out in the open and can be worked on post haste.

The roommate can't say they were caught unawares of the problem if it escalates and blame you.

You don't have to put up with the frustration of living in a place that's massively flawed.

Cons: There is a sense of constant nagging because you can't solve a problem or attempt to change an annoying habit instantaneously.


2) You try to ignore it and get along because either you don't want to create drama or the living arrangements are only temporary.

Pros: If the arrangement is temporary, there is no reason not to ignore the problem if you feel that it wont effect the relationship once you two no longer live together, or if it does effect the relationship, at least you wont have to part on unfriendly terms.

If you are phobic when it comes to confrontation, then you need never have one

Cons: If your roommate has a brain and notices that there is tension in the relationship that wasn't there previously and calls you out on it, then you have put up with all the frustration for nothing and now there will be a huge scene in which you explode with all the pent up feelings you have been masking and he/she feels betrayed and says you should have brought this all up earlier and you end up wanting to beat your head against a wall.

Living day in and day out in a situation that is constantly stressful is really bad for your emotional and mental health, why put yourself through the aggravation?

The small problems add up and turn into monstrous ones that take over your life, until your other friends don't want to talk to you because you can only ever talk about how horrible this roommate is. (This is an extreme place that I've not know anyone to really reach though I'm sure it's happened to others.)


**If you have additions or contradictions, please feel free to add a comment**

Feb. 5th, 2008


emeraldflame786

Group dynamics.... How to tell if people are cool with you.

If some one makes a joke at your expense about an issue concerning you, or a habit you do there are 3 usual reactions that tell you the severity level:

1) People look away like they are embarrassed and make a point to not make eye contact with you - there is a huge problem and you need to recognize how your behavior is effecting those around you and take steps post haste.

2) All the people around you laugh and chime in in agreement - this means that whatever the joke was about is true, so you better take note of it and react accordingly to smooth over the issue, but it's not a huge problem yet.

3) Those around you tell the joker that they are rude or overreacting - then you don't have a real problem, just that one person is being touchy.*


*If this same issue comes up on separate conditions or with different people, it may be traveling towards levels 2 and 1, so beware.

-- Freya

Jan. 28th, 2008


emeraldflame786

Rules of School 1&2

1. Never underestimate your professors.
They may appear to be 'easy' or 'lenient' at first glance, but don't let their friendliness fool you. Professors are hired to educate students, not applaud mere effort. If your professor applauds your efforts by giving out high scores, even if you only earned no more than 60% in actuality, then he/she's not doing the job; either that or you're taking a science/math course!* hahaha...
Anyways, I've had countless professors who were really nice and laid back during lecture, only later to find out they were, in fact, strict graders who didn't cut anyone slack when it came to subtracting points on diagrams, calculations, or essays. College can be very deceiving at times so let this be a warning.

*If you didn't get that joke about science/math thing:
True, in some instances it is possible for one to slack off and get by on cramming things the week (sometimes even the night) beforehand and still get a passing score on your midterm thanks to crazy grading curves set by the lack of studying from your peers, but that's a very low standard for yourself if you depend on things like that. This dependence on super-skewed curves causing people with a 50% getting A's occur a lot in college, namely in science courses and a few math courses. However, getting by without really knowing your stuff will not last long, because like in high school, everything tends to build up into a pyramid of knowledge. You can't really get to the top unless you have the basics down. Especially if you major in science/math, because most of your required courses come in a series spanning the whole school year. Humanities and social science majors maybe the same, but I wouldn't really know...the ones I took for breadth requirements were only one quarter and you were done.

2. College IS harder than high school
Lots and lots of people, typically freshman, say that college isn't as hard as they thought it would be, and might go on to say that they've had it harder in high school. Why do they say this? Let's see....because they're only freshman!! (I'm ruling out the rare geniuses, of course)

Aspects of college which often mislead freshman:
a. The fact that it's the first time they can control they're own schedule of classes,
b. "I spent way more time in hs studying for ap exams than I spent doing hw for college classes"
c. No more 7-8 hour school days! so much time on my hands, right?

Well...
Usually you start with the breadth classes which sometimes actually aren't easy. But for the most part, a lot of new college kids straight out of AP classes think they are the shiz because they remember how to do derivatives, or get integrals, or are experts at mLa formatting, and therefore are misled to think college is a breeze compared to their hs years. The fact is that these kids haven't reached the "hard stuff" yet. In response to the a, b, and c reasons listed above, sooner or later you'll find out that juggling your time wisely is a difficult task that can make or break you when it comes to final grades. Even if things are a breeze, a lot of people end up partying wayy too much and lose sight of why they are really in college. Procrastination begins, then crazy all-nighters just like in hs, except the material is covered at a much faster pace so that means more work and more stress, = harder than hs.

bleh you can tell that I suck at English. lol.

anyways, that's all for now.

-GND

Jan. 27th, 2008


emeraldflame786

Finding Roommates or Apartment Mates

If you have the slightest doubt about rooming with a friend, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT AGREE TO LIVE WITH HIM/HER. For example, if you might be thinking any of the following things:
"She(or he)'s not that bad," "I'm sure I can put up him/her for the school year," "Who knows, we might actually be good together," "We won't be seeing too much of each other, right?" "Maybe it could work out," or "At the least she/he's clean..."
While these optimistic thoughts can be wholly true and maybe, just maybe, you two will surprisingly get along and learn a lot of good stuff about each other, there is still that big, threatening, possibility looming overhead - that your initial thoughts turn out false. In other words, let's say you decide to live with that friend. You can end up happy, or at least content in that you two actually get along, or you can end up finding that living with him/her is not so pretty, but because of your 'promise' you are forced to deal with the 9 months of hell to come (hell or just plain discomfort/annoyance, depending on the severity of the living arrangement). Happy and content with friendship, or unexpectedly annoyed, mad, and a ruined friendship. Are you really willing to take this chance with your friend? Personally, no friend is worth this risk, simply because you can still be friends without living with each other. If you have your own place, you can invite them as much or as little as you want. If you live with each other, well, you're practically in a permanent situation. I say save yourself from the stress, because living away from home is going to be stressful anyways, and you definitely don't need anything else to worry about other than money, schoolwork, food, and maybe laundry.

Yours truly,
The Girl Next Door (GND)

Jan. 25th, 2008


emeraldflame786

Welcome!

What started out to be a small list of bullet-ed items on some notebook paper, formerly known as "The Conspiracy," has expanded and evolved to a broader project that you now see before your eyes. Welcome to Area 12. This journal site is dedicated to all the important things me (3rd year), my friend (also a 3rd year), and roommate (soon-to-be-graduate)in college have learned during the past few years. Mind you, these entries may mostly include lessons unrelated to academics but are surely to be useful knowledge for anyone trying to navigate through college unscathed. Please enjoy and scroll ahead at your own leisure.