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  1. Horatio

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    Why Banana Republic over H&M? Business formal usually means full suit. Not sure what your finances are like, but you should be able to get a decent one for 250-300, or a crappy one for 100 or so. It is useful to have one in your wardrobe as well, for miscellaneous fancy occasions. You'd want some nice shoes, a dress shirt, and a tie as well. When you say a full suit, do you mean a top and bottom from the same make and model, for lack of a better phrase? Is what I posted not a full suit because the jacket and pants are different styles, or is it because of the material or something else?
  2. Horatio

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    I need a "business formal" outfit. I don't want to spend a lot of money buying one. I was looking around and I found these: http://www.hm.com/us/product/56484?article=56484-A http://www.hm.com/us/product/51618?article=51618-A Would the two of these together be business formal? Do you know of any better options?
  3. Horatio

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    I met an Asian girl from New Zealand the other day and it reminded me of Wongtong.
  4. Horatio

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    Yesterday I tried Googling whether or not clipping your nails in a room you share with someone else is a big deal. I was mostly looking because stepping on them or something might be annoying and I wanted to be considerate. I found a handful of results that were pretty much people getting violently upset that they saw another person clipping their nails. At first I thought it was meant to be satirical, but there were enough instances of this behavior for me to believe this is actually a pretty common view. The thing is, I never knew this. I was never taught that fingernails were an unholy abomination and I had always just clipped my nails in my bedroom. I also found people saying that brushing your hair was absolutely revolting. This is all news to me and, assuming this isn't some fad, I don't know how I hadn't heard of this until yesterday. Is grooming really considered disgusting? This all seems pretty counter-intuitive to me. How do you feel about personal grooming?
  5. Horatio

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    I think I would prefer quarterly academic terms over semesters. I'm always really excited and ready to learn at the beginning of every semester, but by the end I lose interest in most of my classes and study poorly, if at all for my finals. I'm sure the same thing would happen with quarters, but I think it would be less pronounced if I took fewer classes with a higher frequency. I feel like I'd be a little more motivated to push myself through something I'm not that into if I knew I only had like 2 months left after the beginning of the term had passed and the novelty had died down. I'd also be able to focus more intensely on classes I'm more interested in because I wouldn't have as much unique stuff to distract me. If I had to guess, I'd say that ultimately it probably wouldn't make that big of a difference in my life either way. I'm sure I'd be anti-quarter if that's what my school used.
  6. Horatio

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    Was that post edited? At the time I'm reading it, it looks like he said he hates that they don't paint the speed bumps and I interpreted it as him being upset that he damaged something of value belonging to another person. I agree though, [bleep] people who have nice things.
  7. Horatio

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    Today I got a sandwich from a convenience store deli. It had a screw in it. I guess that's one way to start a new year.
  8. Top turn-based games? Genre doesn't matter; only criteria is you need to be able to fully enjoy it with a dim mind and sluggish reflexes Edit: Started [well-known snes rpg] on a whim and it lead to what was probably my most anticlimactic new year turnover yet. I started playing in 2015 and decided to take a break in 2016 HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA. Nah actually though I heard a big boom and thought it was a car accident, but I now realized that it was probably fireworks. Anyway, you can disregard this post because I guess I'll stick with [well-known snes rpg] for a while.
  9. Horatio

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    I made a post on the 22nd about starting to feel sick and thinking it would last 6 - 7 days. I was right. I woke up feeling fine on the 28th, but then yesterday morning the sensation came back and now I'm where I was a week ago in terms of ailment. The weird part is that it's not like some sort of horrible diarrhea fever that keeps relapsing. It's just enough to make me absolutely miserable while still being able to function. My father has a history of really bad allergies that eventually lead to a bunch of giant polyps forming in his nose and him needing surgery, so hopefully this isn't his shit genes starting to come out in me. In the same post, I mentioned being done with finals and thinking I might have failed two courses. I got a B in and a B+ in the other. The best part is that my cumulative grade for both was well below 70%. Without trying to sound too pretentious, I guess that means I did above average, but that means the average for those classes was probably around 50% which doesn't really make me feel any better. At least I don't have to pay to take the classes again.
  10. Horatio

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    Today I realized the usps logo is an eagle and not some sort of weird horn
  11. Horatio

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    Oh bother, I wasn't actually looking for advice. I think it's what the young people today call "venting" haha Anyway, I have a roof over my head and I'm getting food and utilities for free. I'm only here until mid-January. I'll be turning 24 in October, at which point I can declare independence for financial aid and the money I should get from uncle Sam will hopefully be more than the housing/food/insurance I'm getting from my parents. I just need to tough it out a little bit longer and then I can do my own thing. Edit: I weighed myself this morning and the scale read 208 pounds and change, which is still very overweight, but considering I haven't been this light since 2011 and I was somewhere between 270 and 280 earlier this year, I'm pretty content with it
  12. Horatio

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    For Christmas, my parents gave my brother the weights (squat stands, bench, oly bar, some plates) I spent several hundred dollars on in 2013 for myself. The real kicker is that I now need to ask for my brother's permission to use his weights! Oh well. If I've learned anything from looking for advice online it's that I should cherish my family no matter what and stop being such an angsty teenager haha
  13. Horatio

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    In case any of you were wondering, I ruined Christmas for my mother because I should have "chosen a better time to be sick" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  14. Horatio

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    Done with finals. There's a nonzero chance I failed two of my classes, but at this point all I can do is wait and pray the curve carries me. Then my weird hybrid online/in person humanities elective starts tomorrow and apparently lasts 4 hours and then doesn't meet again until next year, at which point we meet 5 times/week for 4 hours/day, but some of it is online and I have no idea how that's actually going to work out. I also have that sensation in between my throat and nose I always get before I get sick and feel horrible for 6 or 7 days, but it doesn't always result in me being sick, so I'm trying extra hard to stay hydrated and clean.
  15. Horatio

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    @Muggiw: That looks cool. It sounds kind of Ingress, which I had on my phone at one point, but never actually played, but that sounded cool and so does this @Saq: Suburbs @Rpg: That would be cool. PM if serious 2 finals down, 2 to go. The two I have left are by far the most important and most difficult of the 4. One is from 8 to 11, the other is from 12 - 3. On the first one, if there isn't a curve, I'll need a 91% on the final to pass the course (but my average is around the class average and I'm pretty sure there will be a curve). In an attempt to prepare myself for waking up that early, I took sleeping pills the last two nights. The first time was actually kind of incredible. Like I took them, then got a little sleepy maybe thirty minutes later, then I laid down and closed my eyes for a second and when I opened them it was 2 pm the next day. Then I took them again last night and I don't know what happened, but I felt really restless and I couldn't stop tossing and turning and I just felt pretty terrible overall. I woke up at 9 am this morning, so I'm hoping I'll manage to fall asleep before midnight.
  16. Horatio

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    I'm going home from uni for winter break (31 days) and am going to be staying with my parents. I don't have a very good relationship with them. The last time I was there was for Thanksgiving break (4 days) and it was very stressful. I probably drank nearly as much alcohol as my father in that period in an attempt to make it more bearable for myself. I'm actually kind of surprised they're letting me come home for the break. I couldn't find anywhere else to stay that was in my price range, so I'm coming here for advice. What are some activities I can do by myself to get out of my house during the holiday season that don't cost a lot of money? I'm signed up for a winter course, but it only meets 5 times over the course of the break. I'm planning on also going to the school's gym those days to buy myself a little more time. In addition to this, there is a gym near my home that has a special offer for students returning for the break, so I think I can justify spending money on that to give me a couple hours 3 times/week. Other than that, I don't know what I'm going to do. While living at the university, I've been spending my free time doing this or that on my computer, but when I tried doing that during the last break, my parents got very upset and I really just want to minimize the amount of time I'm in that house.
  17. The girl from tinder didn't show up. There are three reasons I can think of that this happened. 1) I tried to improvise 2) I assumed she was coming even though she didn't explicitly say she was 3) It's one of those 1/3 Muggiw mentioned [hide=Conversation][/hide] I left at 9:20
  18. I made it to the end of the flow chart and she agreed to coffee and I gave her my number and we're supposed to meet in 22 hours. I guess I just wait now and post about it here after the fact because I'll probably be really flustered either way
  19. Okay cool, I'll give that a try. Of my matches, 2 of them have been 170+ miles away (One said she hasn't been in the area for a few months and the other didn't respond) and I've been getting a lot of suggestions outside the age range I specified in my preferences. I guess this is kind of a more technical question, but do any of you know how to fix this?
  20. I'll try that flowchart. The only problem is that after saying she looks like trouble, if she asks you a question, you're supposed to answer it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the most likely (and only reasonable one I can think of off the top of my head) question be "Why?". How are you supposed to respond to that? "Some guy on the internet told me to say that" Other than that, assuming the girl says yes, should I pay for her stuff and should I plan to arrive early/late?
  21. Okay so I'm pretty confident at least 2 of you remember me and maybe .5 of you remember how my last post went. To recap, I went on the first date of my life and then a second one that went poorly. This actually really pissed me off when I first read it and it still kind of does for reasons I'll leave to your imagination, but I think I might actually be coming around to the idea. I've tried giving tinder a shot two times previously and they both went very poorly. I decided to reactivate my account (Which actually required a lot more than just turning discovery back on and is still really frustrating on my phone and I need to use bluestacks half the time, but I digress) and it went a lot better than I could have imagined. I've gotten 8 matches since Saturday, which is approximately 8 times as many as I'd gotten in the previous two attempts. The first three conversations went pretty poorly (Which I admittedly got way too invested in way too quickly (Something I think I'm actually getting a lot better with)), then for reasons I still don't understand, the girl in the fourth one gave me her number when I asked. I've also had two conversations that I'd consider "good", by my standards anyway. So anyway, I decided to come here for advice when I thought my third "good" conversation ended (~20 minutes ago), but now I think it is on an indefinite hiatus. I'm not really looking for tinder advice specifically, but more the ability to "read between the lines". What I've been doing is trying to make a joke/pun about the girl's profile (2 of which I thought were actually really good, but one was a bot and the other wasn't understood by the girl) followed by "banter" (Which is still ungodly difficult for me to do in real time, but I think I'm getting better at that too) for 3 or 4 exchanges, eventually leading me to me asking her what her schedule looks like this week. Of the 3 "good" conversations I had, 2 ended the same way. The third one probably should have as well, but the girl tried to salvage it. This is extremely confusing and frustrating to me not because the conversations are ending, but because I don't understand why. After I ask what their week looks like, they all say "busy" (In subtle variations consisting of a few more words). The conversation with the first one (whose number I got) ended there. The second one ended with that, followed by another message a couple seconds later saying "Unfortunately". The third one said it, and then like 5 minutes later asked me what my schedule looked like. I thought that by asking what their schedule looked like, I was conveying the message that I wanted to know when they had free time (I read this online at some point, but I don't remember where. It's the only follow up to "banter" that I have) and that by them not mentioning any free time, they were looking to end the conversation. When I thought the third conversation had ended this way, I actually laughed a little bit not because I thought it was funny, but because it seemed so ridiculous that I thought I must be missing something. The (albeit brief) conversations up to that point were all going well (I thought), then they just abruptly ended it. After this third conversation, I'm starting to consider considering that maybe my lack of ability to form relationships with humans isn't because of physical defects, but because I'm actually completely socially retarded. I don't know if what I'm asking is clear at all. I want to know how to pick up on the unwritten communication that is apparently being presented to me. Other than the obvious answers of "Practice", "make platonic friends", or "Read How to win friends and influence people", what do I do? I'm actually starting to kind of enjoy tinder, but I don't understand it and it's kind of frustrating. This post was probably unnecessarily long and drawn out, but it's 2:30 AM and I need to be up at 6 and I've gotten roughly 2 hours of sleep, coupled with lots of studying, last minute assignments, and exams, so sorry if anything didn't make sense. I might come back in the morning to clean this post up, but probably not.
  22. I used the word "closure" in my previous post because I thought that would be the end of my interactions with the girl from the dance club. The ball was in her court and I was confident she wouldn't pass it. I wish that were the case. Anyway, to recap, I met a girl in a dance club and we went out last Monday. That was the first time in my life I'd ever been on a date and it went badly. She texted me the following day continuing the conversation where we left off the previous night. This got me really excited because I thought that maybe, just maybe another human being might not find me completely repulsive and unattractive in every way, shape, and form! Haha! We texted back and forth occasionally for a few days and then eventually she invited me to this barbecue thing. This was maybe an hour ago. So I showed up and as we're walking to the main area, she asks how my weekend was. I told her I was sick and that I didn't do anything because, well, that's how my weekend was. Then she says "Oh, my boyfriend's sick! I hope I don't catch anything! LOL!" Then I just kind of smiled and forced a chuckle. I got to the main area and ate a burger and drank a water bottle. Then I left. I bouncing back and forth between angry and sad now. On one hand, why would she invite me when she has a boyfriend? It was a free event, so it's not like she wanted me to pay for it or anything. Like what the [bleep]. That just kind of annoys me. Then on the other hand, it's also kind of my fault for thinking that anything good could have come out of this. I stupidly thought that there might be a sliver of a chance that she was interested in me when she texted me after the bad date when in reality this whole situation is just kind of more proof that I'm a hopeless case. Overall, I wish this whole thing never happened. I feel even worse now than I did before I met this girl. Maybe this is just anecdotal evidence, right? Yeah, 2+ decades of anecdotal evidence that has never actually been inconsistent. "Just put yourself out there and it will just happen! :D" I'm not even mad at any of you for giving me the same stupid advice everyone else does. Maybe I'm just the 1 in 1000000 people that it doesn't work for. Anyway, that's the closure on this story. I feel even worse than when I thought I didn't have a chance because now I know.
  23. This post previously contained me complaining about you guys giving me false hope. For the sake of closure, I'll tell you that I went out with the girl on Monday and that it was bad.
  24. @Saradomin: Yeah, that website Thanks for the support, everybody. The girl from the dance club actually offered to reschedule for Monday the day after I made that post, which seems kind of weird, but I can't figure out why she'd do that instead of just saying "No" if she knew she was going to see me again on Monday anyway. I guess I'll find out tomorrow. I also went to a club for the first time in my life on Friday and that went pretty much as well as you would expect something like that to go for someone with negligible social skills. I also managed to somehow pay $29 for two shots of fireball and two bud lights (All for me!). I think my wallet is more disappointed in me than I am. Now that I think about it, I brought $40 with me and the shots were $5 each and the bud lights were $4 each, so I don't know where the rest of my money went. Oh well Unrelated: I got a haircut and there was a slight miscommunication with the barber, so now I'm rockin' an undercut.
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