Tragedies in the family? The tragedy is heroin abuse, no great mystery here.
Tragedies in the family? The tragedy is heroin abuse, no great mystery here.
Everyone, follow your dreams and travel! That said, there are some *very* expensive cities on this list, obtaining a work visa is difficult in some of these countries, and knowing the language is essential in many (unless you want to be a broke ESL teacher, which is cool for a little while). This is a GREAT list for people from their 30s-50s who have a little more cash and experience.
Yes, but the ranches are places where cattle are raised, hunting land is leased, and pretty mundane things happen. Important, life-changing events occur in those non-descript concrete buildings on Ft. Hood; that’s what makes it interesting. The fact that it’s so large sort of implies there’s a whole lot of interesting stuff going on. Of course, it is only that large because it is home to a lot of heavy weaponry, and tanks, etc. need lots of land to do combat exercises.
Copperas Cove; it was a joint project between Ft. Hood-DoD and Copperas Cove. See: http://www.forthoodsentinel.com/story.php?id=10099
I’m glad they gave you a bit of insight, but truly, the fact that Ft. Hood has a Chili’s and soldiers and families drink coffee is a little less than enlightening. I wish they had shown flyers for Family Readiness Groups, the schools that are on the installation, people walking their dogs past the outdoor museums of huge weaponry…that would be a little more interesting, I think.
This is…strange. I would think that the things most civilians/non-military families find interesting would be the massive military vehicles, the military museums, the slightly secretive areas on West Ft. Hood that house the military intelligence units, the training areas you drive through/near to get to the lake with signs that warn you of “Live Exploding Ordnance Overhead.” Oh, and the fact that soliders don’t drive Humvees home at night like on tv! Ft. Hood isn’t “near” Killeen; Killeen and Ft. Hood are intertwined, literally and figuratively. FYI, a huge number of soldiers and families live off-post and pretty much prefer to shop at HEB and the mall versus the commissary/PX.
My local post office employees are Grade-A assholes for literally no reason at all (that office isn’t even particularly busy), so it would delight me to no end to fork over a pinata, lime, and brick and just listen to their protestations.
You’ve spanned at least 2 generations with these toys. A “kid” who owned the Sega Mega Drive and the X-Box? Probably not. And water snakes? Those are STILL like fifty cents at crappy stores everywhere.
Oh honey, you don’t look like a doll. You look…special.
Lol, except Asians don’t look like Molly OR my girl and imaginary BFF, Strawberry Shortcake.
I think eyebrow shape, size, etc. can vary a LOT from person to person. I have very sparse eyebrows and if I try to fill them in, it looks like a child’s art project. My sister has like old school Brooke Shields hair and eyebrows, so this is a natural look for her and it looks great. Like you said, when I attempted this, it looked like fuzzy wuzzies were living on my forehead.
Eyebrows shouldn’t be trendy, you need to personalize them to the individual. I have fine hair and eyebrows, and last time I was in the hair salon, the makeup artist wanted to “do” my brows. Dear Sweet Jesus, I looked like an Angry Bird.
Their culture is obsessed with skin whitening creams, so their skin looks even. (Not talking about the sociopolitics of that, but evenly colored skin, whatever its color, is considered more attractive and youthful). Normal people can get very similar results by using sunscreen very liberally, saving up for a Clarisonic, keeping very hydrated, and using extracts that even the skin tone (soy, licorice, etc.). Those masks are a waste of money and provide very temporary benefits.
It’s “genetically good” until about 45 then…something terrible happens to the average Asian person (stars with lots of treatments are more immune).
Sorry, I don’t have to get dressed in the tent section of REI.
Many students travel to more than one European country on study abroad trips, so “Europe” is just shorthand for “I was in a few places there.” It’s really not that obnoxious when you consider that people who travel in general are more open-minded and the U.S. itself is a huge country with more diversity (racial, language, religion) within it than some of Europe has across a variety of countries. Also, hardcore study abroad students go to Central America, South America, and Asia.
In defense of U.S. study abroad students, let me say that I have hosted exchange students ‘from Europe’ and they all say they are studying “In the U.S.” The U.S. is a HUGE country, with very real regional differences, weather, etc. The ethnic/racial makeup of the U.S. varies widely going from, say, Salt Lake City to San Antonio. I have NEVER heard a “European” student acknowledge this, while all Americans are telling them “It’s very different studying in NYC than a small town in Kansas.” So, European complainers, get on that, would you?
I think slightly larger women and less mainstream looking women (full sleeve tattoos, etc.) are more drawn to boudoir/pin-up/glamour type photo sessions. My friend does this type of photography, and it seems only about 3-4 out of 10 sessions are with ladies who are average-small sized or without a ton of tats, piercings, dreads or something. Maybe it’s a validation thing? And that’s ok, everyone ends up looking great.
I think it is simply that many women and men feel that no matter how many degrees or professional accomplishments one racks up, those are cold comfort after a while. Degrees and careers help earn money, but family is there at the end of the day, through the thick and the thin, even if that great career disappears tomorrow, which is a sad possibility today.
Eh, SAHMs are falling into the class divide: instead of women of all incomes, they are increasingly either women who do, indeed have education and connections and can afford to live off the spouse’s one professional income and the much lower class, blue collar woman whose job simply cannot cover childcare expenses (which can vary greatly by region, but I’ve seen from $600-1,000 per month for an infant). So, the professional class woman would be able to go into the workforce based on her degrees and connections while the blue collar woman would likely go into the workforce doing the same crappy job she would have done all along, sadly. It’s not easy to “go back to work” in either situation, but it happens literally every day.
I live in Austin and meh, this saying is overhyped. Austin is super homogenous (it’s essentially students and white professionals with a smattering of people of all colors that gentrification hasn’t driven out) and has its own special brand of assholery, no matter how the city and county tend to vote.
We’re up there but I think it’s Mississippi.
You didn’t need one until the mid-late 90s. I walked across the border bridges as late as I believe ‘96 without my passport; there were signs for American citizens advising of the new rules.
The cinnamon belongs to the raccoon, dumbass. Use your head before you tweet!
“Party Like a Bitch” Ummm…ok? I’ll try? Only if you go first?
She seems like a jackass, but she does encourage people to be realistic in their expectations (both men and women should date in their league and not wait for Mr. or Miss America to fall out of the sky; make yourself better financially, emotionally, and physically and you’ll attract more people—those are hard to swallow but true).