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please comment if u hate ur parents. ok so me and my friends nickname EVERYTHING, and so we nicknamed going to utah with her as "getting drunk" as a joke. then my stupid ass mother got on my fb and read our conversation and we were talking about "getting drunk" (going to utah) and then she FREAKED out and i was like wtf? so now she thinks im going down the "wrong rode"
Explain to your mother that it's an inside joke. Refer to other more innocent-sounding inside jokes to prove the point. If she doesn't know the inside joke and therefore takes it literally, she has reason to be concerned.
I'm female, 15, and i'm not sexually active. Nor have i ever been. But my vagina has a really gross smell to it, and i always just feel dirty down there. I don't thiiiiiiink i have a yeast infection. I haven't gone to a doctor about this, and i don't plan to. Is there anything i can buy at the store, or anything else i can do to get rid of this smell? and to feel cleaner down there?
If you don't have any infections (are you sure?), then the smell should just be your natural smell.
I was thinking of starting an early Christmas gift round this week but I don't want to seem stupid in the lines when I buy lots of Christmas presents for my friends and family. I want to beat the holiday rush and I don't see WHY it would be wrong to buy now but I don't know if I'm missing something. Is it too soon to start my holiday Christmas shopping or should I wait a little longer before I start buying gifts? What do you think and why?
Good for you to be so organised. I think it is a good idea to start early and beat the holiday rush. This is especially true if you have lots of friends and family members for whom you intend to buy presents. I don't see how it can be "wrong".
i just have a couple of questions about the sims 3 game. first off, my sims have raised their kids to adults but i can figure out how to get them married. they all have girlfrinds and boyfriends but i cant do anything else. i thought maybe it was because i have a full household but i figured i could make them move out. i cant do that though without making the new home the active home. if i make the new one active, can i still go back and play the house i have now? thanks so much in advance.
After your Sims who you want to get to marry are going steady, make sure they have full relationship bars and get them to do some romantic interactions until the box in the top corner says that "[other Sim] thinks [active Sim] is irresistible". There should then be an option for them to get engaged, and then they can either have a private wedding or a wedding party.
my name iS Rachel and I go to a mental health center 5 days a week monday through Friday but anyways here is my problem they let us smoke at the center and there are a bunch of people that smoke and I don't mind giving out ciggerates once in a while and everybody gives them back to me except this one girl who lives in a group home and I understand that she only gets $31.00 a month out of her social sucurity check but it never fails she always asks me for at least 6 or 7 smokes a day and I know she can't afford to pay me back should I mention it to a staff member or would I be a snitch?
What do you expect a staff member to do about it?
im a senior in high school and im not sure what i really should do. I want to join a sport team and get a job to make money, but at the same time i wanna be free and hang out with my friends and family so if i get a job i wouldnt have a fun time with friends and i want to enjoy since im a senior so i rather work after i graduate, but i need money to buy a car and other things i need or wants and same with sports i might miss out something and i might get too tired to do my homework or study so im really confused what should i do? if i get a job/sport/school i wouldnt have time for anything i want to have fun before i step into a real world =[
If whatever sport you plan to do isn't fun, why are you doing it? See, there's fun for you. Encourage your friends to join in too. Then you'll get to spend time with them. (You'll make new friends at your sport team anyway.)
whats a girls bra size if she measures 37 1/2 inches around her boobs and 30 1/2 inches under her boobs...
Here, use this bra size calculator:
At my school, the seniors compete in a costume contest every year. We go on stage and perform a skit based on what our costumes are.
I like the Power Ranger idea too, but if you want a cuter costume, there are better options.
Tomorrow I'm going to my town's annual carnival. Usually I don't bring a purse, or I leave it in the car, but for personal reasons I'll need to take it with me, & I won't have time to walk to the car every time I need it.
If you don't have too much stuff to carry, you might be able to get away with carrying the stuff in your pockets. Wear something with zip up pockets so that your stuff won't fall out.
So yesterday (sunday) my sister had plans to go to her boyfriends house for a bbq. (16f) My mom bought an apple pie and a cute small pot of flowers (yellow) for her to bring. She flipped out saying its so stupid and nobody does that, and all her friends say its dumb and "gay." I thought it was a really good idea. Anyway she was late, and almost didnt go because she got into a huge argument over it with my parents and refused to take them. She wasnt even going to call her boyfriend to tell him she couldnt go. We even tried to get her to just bring the apple pie. My mom ended up bringing it when she dropped my sister off, but it was almost such a waste, we bought two apple pies one for us and one for them so it wasnt like we could just eat it.
How is it dumb or "gay" to bring a gift when visiting someone's house? I would've thought it was a polite thing to do.
Is there any sites where I can download philosophy podcasts to my iPod for free?
I recommend The Philosopher's Zone. It's from ABC Radio National.
A company I work with is starting a magazine and each employee needs to have their own article/column. I need ideas for what kind of colums magazines have so I know what I should write about. Examples are fashion, sports, nutrition, gossip, product review, hair and make up, how to, advice, etc.... I need as many ideas as possible so give me ideas no matter how many I already have please!!! Thank you so much!!
Your question probably implies that it is not a magazine for a specific interest, but rather for a more general audience.
I just started high school and I'm trying to figure out what classes to take for my future. The problem is that I don't even know what I want to be when I grow up. I mean, how do they expect a 14 to 15 year old to decide what they want to be for the rest of their lives? We're so young! My school and parents put so much pressure on me to know what I'm going to become later in life. I feel like I'm running out of time to choose what I want to do and it's really frustrating. They want me to choose specific classes to help me accomplish my "dream job" but...I have no idea what I want to do! How do I decide?
Indeed, you're right. How can one expect 15-year-olds to decide what they want to be for the rest of their lives? A lucky few do know what their dream job is at that age, but many do not. I remember being in my final year of high school, having to decide what to study at university, and not having any idea what I wanted to do.
okay so there is this guy who is a year older than me who i've never talked to on my facebook. he commented on two of my posts and then one day i saw him at aa bus stop i didnt say hi or anything because i wasnt sure he would know who i was. then the next day on facebook i'm like "hey i saw you at the bus stop. i was the girl in the green shirt" and he was like " that was you i was totally checking you out." then i replied and after that he's like do you want to hang out. i got alittle uncomfortable because i dont know anything about this guy so i told him i had to work. now his facebook status is like "i'm falling for someone i hope" i kind of feel like ugh i kind have hung out with him but i missed my chance. but i guess my question is did i do the right thing?
If you felt uncomfortable at the time, it was right for you to decline the invitation to hang out.
I know it's an odd question but I was thinking about the television the other day. I haven't had T.V. in a couple of years now but I know that most of the United States does. It is a good way to get information out to the public so it was a wonderful invention! Anyway, out of pure curiosity, when was the television invented and who invented it in the first place?
Why don't you do some research? Start on Google.
Or if you don't have the time to search, here's a summary from Wikipedia:
hey, soo i recorded a video and i only want the sound from it, so i can burn the music on to a disk. i tried uploading it on youtube and then using mediaconverter.org to convert it and it didnt work.
Another media conversion service that you can use is Zamzar.
my parents make me go to church, even though they know i don't believe in organized religon. we go to a unitarian universalist church but even though it's a very open type of place i still don't like it. i think i could be doing much better things with my time, like clipping my toenails or doing my homework. they claim that it's "family time." how sitting in an uncomfortable pew listening to a reverend is family time, i dont know. How can i get them to understand that this whole "going to church" thing does NOTHING for me??
If your parents insist that it is "family time" that they want and nothing else, then offer to spend some time with them doing something else at least as frequently as you would normally go to church.
Why is it that this is turning into a site for just teenagers? All they know about is boys, and sex, and makeup, and periods, and discharge, and tampons,etc. Why aren't there more sensible people here?
This site is about giving advice to people who need it.
okay soooo i'm going out with this guy and hes nice and funny and pretty hot, but i think the only reason i might be going out with him is so i can get over my ex!! The reason y me and my ex broke up was because he was going out of town for the whole summer and we wouldnt see eachother at all. I think i still have feelings for my ex and not my new bf wat do i do??
Going out with someone to get over an ex is not a good idea. It's not fair for the person you go out with, nor is it good for yourself.
I just got the HP mini Notebook today and I can't figure out how to use the webcam.
Follow this guide by HP: