Location:Michigan, NYC transplant
Member Since:March 23, 2006
Last Update:April 24, 2015
I'm 23 years old. I graduated from Michigan State University with my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. GO GREEN! Now I'm a high school science teacher in Brooklyn, NY, living with my boyfriend of 1.5 years in a small apartment with 3 other roommates. Life has changed significantly for me this past year, but I love every minute of it.
I've been on this site for 9 years as of March 23, 2015.
You may have seen me as CuxMiBeckNow7, but I've since shortened my name.
I'm taken by the wonderful man in my picture.
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I live in Texas and I graduated with a B.S. in psychology. I realized that I wanted to become a kindergarten teacher or K-4th grade, but I don't want to go back to school. In Texas, we can get an alternative certification, but I don't know how to get it, how to start, or who to ask for this type of information. I asked a friend of mine who is a kindergarten teacher and she told me I would need to take three tests for the alternative certification, "PPR, EC-6 Generalist, and ESL (because they prefer all teachers to be ESL certified). I looked online and I got confused. There is so many different information, but no websites that leads for me to be able to register for the test. and if I did register, they said I would need to be pre-approved to take them.
Do you happen to know any information about alternative teacher certifications? Do you know who or anywhere I could go to for information?
Hi! I'm currently a teacher in New York City who is going through alternative certification myself.
I graduated last May with my B.S. in Chemistry and I'm a chemistry/biology teacher this year. I got accepted into the New York City Teaching Fellows, which is the program that is allowing me to obtain my alternative certification. I'm teaching and in grad school right now, so life is hectic.
Here's some resources I found for Texas specifically: http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=7073
I think you'll need to do something similar to what I've done, which is go through an alternative cert. program (ACP). Basically you can't just take tests and be able to teach- you have to have some type of training/school.
Let me know if you need more help or have more questions.
How do you win this game?!? No matter WHAT I do the puppy gets shot and makes me sad!
Don't move your mouse for anything until you see "START" for the next level.
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I know google makes android phones so I don't know if there is even a chance, but is there a gmail app for iPhone by any chance?
There's a GMail app. Just search in the App Store and you'll find it easily.
I have been crossdressing for a number of years now. Two years ago I started going out dressed female for the sole purpose of finding a guy that I could give oral sex to. This was and still is something that turns me on so much. Since that first time out I have given 6 guys oral sex. Four of these six guys were just a one time thing and the other two I did it for them multiple times. It dawned on me one day that while I love giving the guys oral sex while I was dressed female that there would be no way I could do that dressed as a guy. I have no idea why this is but a girl I know thinks that I may unknowingly want to be a female full time and that I should try to find a steady guy in my life and transition to a full time female.
I'm by no means an expert on transgenderism and sexuality, but from the little I know, sexuality is fluid and not always concrete. It's possible that you might be transgender and want to be a woman, but were born as a man. It's also just possible that you have a fetish of crossdressing and performing sexual acts with guys.
I think ultimately putting a label on it might be helpful, but it can also be somewhat debilitating. I think as long as you know what you like, who you are, and you are comfortable with yourself and you can possibly find someone who understands all of that about you and loves you all the same for it, then the label shouldn't matter.
You know those mailbox numbers that are reflective or really shiny? I think they stick on? Where can you buy those?
Any hardware store. Like Home Depot or Lowe's.
Is there any such thing as free text messaging? I keep seeing ads for it but it always seems to be a scam. Do you know of anyway to sens texts without having to pay?
If you have a smartphone, there are plenty of free texting apps.
Just check the Google Play store (for Android) or the App Store (for an iPhone).
Did anyone see that mini lmn series called "seven deadly sins" with Rachel Melvin and Jared Keeso and all them? Well I cannot find the soundtrack ANYWHERE to save my life and there are a few songs I really like from the movie. Anyone know where to find them or know a list of the songs from the movie? Thanks.
I think that might be what you're looking for.
I like this guy and he likes me. But he always is busy with work or school. We have talked and agreed that we don't want a relationship, but want each other to be there. is it wise to get physical with someone like this. He is sexually active beyond what I am. And want to have sex. I do too, but I get scared, and nervous to do it.
You said it yourself: you talked to him and agreed on something. So if you want to further clarify what the relationship between you is, talk to him.
As far as getting physical, as long as you're both consenting (and it's legal), then there's no harm done. But be warned that getting physical with someone might mean that you or the other person could develop feelings that the other doesn't, which might lead to a really awkward and unwanted situation.
I am going to be a junior in high school, and my boyfriends go to college soon. He's going to a completely different state. I'm scared he might break up with me or cheat on me. What do I do?
You should have a serious discussion with him about the future of your relationship. If you both agree you want to work at long distance, then great- go ahead and lay out some expectations that you have of each other just so you can get on the same page:
-How often do you plan on seeing each other?
-How often do you plan on talking?
-Do you have to tell each other every time you go out or do something?
-How will you keep the relationship alive?
If you decide that you don't want to have a long distance relationship, that's ok. Don't feel like you HAVE to stay together just because you've been together thus far. If distance is going to be too much, that's ok. And same goes for him- if he wants to break it off because he's moving away- that's OK. I know that's probably not what you want to hear, but he is going to college and it's an important developmental time for him and a relationship might be too much to handle, especially a long distance one.
As far as the cheating, there really isn't a way to know for sure if he's cheating on you or not. I'm currently in a long distance relationship (we're 700+ miles apart actually), and because we trust each other and love each other (and because we've talked about what would happen if either one of us cheated), we know it's not going to happen.
Let him know that you're worried he might cheat- if that's a legitimate concern of yours. Tell him that it's not that you think he will, but that you're worried that because he's going off to college, the opportunity could easily present itself and that it makes you nervous. Also talk about what would happen if you found out he cheated (whether it be that you break up with him or whatever you decide)- and that might be enough to deter him from doing so.
To summarize, the best thing you can do is open the line of communication with him (if you haven't done so already) and just be honest about what you're worried about and what you expect from him. Best of luck! Long distance relationships are a LOT of work.
I feel like I am the only one who liked this movie. Is there a reason so many of my friends hated it? I just don't understand and I want to.
I think a lot of people found the movie adaptation cheesy and it didn't really stick to the original anime series.
Here's some links about what some other people thought:
Hope that helps.
I've been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan a couple of times. And sence about 2007 or so I've had a lot of issues with people and life in general. I can't sleep, I go days up to a week at a time without sleep. I've been seen by docs a lot for issues. I've been on more medications then I can remember. Nothing seems to really help. I've set in councilors for hours. I feel like it's just really to annoying to go back to the docs. I can't stand being around people, and anytime someone says something to me all I want to do is stab them. This makes work difficult. If I close my eyes and try to sleep I wake up in about an hour and feel like I'm back on patrol or on fire, or that I'm about to die any second again. So then I can't go back to sleep. I've seen a lot of lives end in seconds, and have almost lost my own on a couple times. I wonder why I'm here everyday. It's just getting to be to much to deal with and I don't know what to do anymore. All I wanted to do the every time I deployed was hurry back home, but I noticed each time I went the less I wanted to come back. And I really don't want to be here right now either. Is this ever going to fix itself or am I just slowly getting crazier?
I'm not a medical professional, nor am I a licensed psychologist or anything of the like.
From the very little I know about mental health problems and such, I do know that sometimes you just have to keep trying to seek out different professionals to help you. It sounds like (and again, I'm NOT a doctor or anything, so take this at face value) you have the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and there are going to be professionals who specialize in treatment of PTSD, specifically with war veterans.
As far as going about finding this professional, I think google is a good start. Just type in your state/area and also psychology specialists or something, and some options should appear.
I know you said that you have sought out doctors and taken all sorts of meds and that it hasn't worked, but (again) from the (very) little I know about mental health, it's important not to give up because the most common solution to PTSD or other mental health disorders may not help everyone, and trying new medications according to what your doctor prescribes (that means duration, amount, etc.) is crucial to helping you find peace.
Stay strong. There are people who love you and I truly hope you find the help you need, and I'm confident you will. Take care.
There are so many travel sites to choose from now, I don't even know where to start! In your opinion, which is the best website to get a great deal on plane flights? At least, which one(s) have you had the best luck with?
Amy below me gave my suggestion of kayak.com, which I've used and I really like it because it gives you the option to check prices within three days of your travel to and from your destination, so you can find the cheapest prices/days/times.
Hi! Can you tell me what web browser you think is the best one to use and why? There are so many now I don't even know which one is going to be safest and hopefully still fast. Does anyone know?
Everyone already said Google Chrome, but I'm just going to back them up and say the same because that's what I use and I haven't had any issues with it thusfar.
i dont like the boy and how can i say no?
Don't feel like you have to say yes just because you've been asked out. It's perfectly ok to not want to go out with someone. Just be polite and tell him that you don't want to go out with him.
What is the safest way to login to your bank account? You always hear about online fraud and identity theft and BofA doesn't have the best reputation anyway, so is there any way to be sure you are safe when you log in there?
Bank of America actually has what's called a SiteKey, where an image you pick and a word you pick associated with that image appear and that way you know it's the BoA website you're signing into and not a network that isn't secure.
I personally haven't had issues with BoA security. In fact, several times, they've contacted me with suspicious activity on my card that really was just me, so I've appreciated that they're always looking out for me (even though it was me making the purchases).
I am 6'3" tall, and tired of my feet hanging off the bed. I know there are longer beds, but when I go to the store there are NO sheets for a longer twin bed! :( Is there a special place to buy them, I mean the best place? I don't want poor quality eBay sheets like I bought for my old bed, and it would be nice if they were pretty since I am a girl.
My college dorm had extra long twin beds, and I just bought my sheets from Walmart. They had plenty of different styles and colors.
What do YOU like off the JJ menu? They just put one in down the road and I want to try it, but I know if I get something really bad the first time I will never go back. So what do you like, or think is excellent, and maybe I will try your favorite first? :)
I personally love the JJBLT. :)
How often is too often to masturbate yourself?
As long as it isn't interfering with doing your chores, doing your homework, having a social life, or something essential to being, masturbation is completely normal and healthy.
I was accepted to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. I've heard there are a lot of spoiled Long Island New Yorkers. Im from that area and I've grown up in that atmosphere and I'm looking to divert from that population. What do you know about the people who go to Michigan? What cons do you know of the University? Pros? Thanks
Ah, it's going to be hard for me to try not to be biased about UM since I go to Michigan State.
However, most of the people I know that go to UM are stuck up. I'm not saying they all are, just the people I know.
Aside from that, I've heard nothing about New Yorkers. I'm from around the Ann Arbor area and I don't really know that there's that vibe at all. Then again I don't spend much time in AA.
The pros of UM are that it is a good school. The cons, at least from my perspective, are that the people are extremely competitive and aren't willing to help you out with classwork.
At MSU at least, it's so easy for me to form study groups and work with people in my classes. Everyone is really nice about helping me out if I don't understand something. MSU feels extremely collaborative.
Anyway, I don't really know what else to add about UM because I don't go there. But if you're curious about MSU I know a lot! :)