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If you have a minute, I'm approaching a raise on Associated Content!! This pay raise is based on the number of hits my articles get. Can you find one that interests you and share it? 200,000 hits to go (I know it sounds like a lot, but I get roughly 5k a month without asking for help. You can click once every 24 hours, and on every article! It'll bump me up from $1.60 per 1k click to $1.75!


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Just got back from Toledo, where I spent a hectic 3 days trying to find a place to live. I was generally successful, I think, so long as the guy renting the place I chose decides he likes me okay, too. It's a one bedroom condo out in Sylvania, which is about 15 minutes from Rob's house and conveniently near an Applebees, which will be my jumping off point for work. Now I just have to figure out how to pack everything up and leave what life I've built behind - again. But, I will be back in the north, and I believe Rob is worth this and more.

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I worked the evening shift at my restaurant tonight. A family came in; Dad was in his Army BDUs, two little kids (maybe 9 and 4?) and mom ate with him.

As I was walking away from their table after checking on their food, an older gentleman stopped me; he told me he wanted to pay for that family's meal. I about cried right then and there. I brought him their check, and he paid (he tipped generously as well). I asked him, "You've been there?" And he said, "Yeah. Never again." I told him, "Thank you," and he said, "Thank him."

When the family asked for their check, I told them they were all set, and that the gentleman at the table over there covered it for them.

The family was touched; again, hard to not cry! Dad went over to thank the older gentleman and they spoke for a while- it turns out they're from the same hometown and didn't even know it. The family stayed for a while; Dad talked with his son about why he had to stay down here for training; the family had come down to drop him off here from out of state. The older gentleman ate alone.

What a beautiful night.
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Where my money goes, Day 1

In an attempt to save everything I can for the impending move to Ohio, I want to monitor my spending more strictly. This is what I ate and spent today. (Food is my biggest monetary drain, I need to work on it.)

2x packs of oatmeal (bought before I left)
1 powerbar (bought before I flew back)
SPENT $3 getting chicken wings for lunch at Kroger
SPENT 6.52 getting the Sunday paper, razors (needed them pretty badly), and used a coupon to get a bag of FREE rice!
elbow mac (bought weeks ago), leftover tomato sauces (bought long enough ago that i needed to use them), breakfast sausage (been sitting in the freezer long enough to have been slightly frostburnt)
SPENT $15 on MARTA (issues with card, that's my 2nd $15 in 2 days.. should get resolved tomorrow afternoon)

Total expenditures - ~24.52

Also, not really an expenditure since it's necessary, I paid $30 more on my rent today, only $141.35 to go and a week to do it in. (Should be okay, long as Applebees isn't awful.)

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Kinda random...

I have this weird itchy bruising on my shin right above my ankle. It itches badly enough that I have scabs from scratching (i know, i know, stop scratching, and I try really hard). I don't know if the two are related, or why I have them. it's both legs, same spot on each. Haven't changed laundry detergent, haven't whacked my shins, haven't changed shoes or anything else I can think of. Any ideas? Ever seen this before, LJ-ers?

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The Five Love Languages

My primary love language is probably
Quality Time
with a secondary love language being
Physical Touch.

Complete set of results

Quality Time:  11
Physical Touch:  8
Acts of Service:  7
Receiving Gifts:  2
Words of Affirmation:  2


Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don't understand our partner's requirements, or even our own. We all have a "love tank" that needs to be filled in order for us to express love to others, but there are different means by which our tank can be filled, and there are different ways that we can express love to others.

Take the quiz

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So I got a second job. today was my 3rd day of training and it was awful. I get no days off for the forseeable future. it's been below freezing, and I've been having to walk to work on a daily basis, sometimes walk to both works. And I'm not really going to end up making more, I don't think. We'll see. other people seem to have things so easy.. I'd like some of that. not all other people. that sounded kinda whiny. just that nothing's been going right, i can work and work and work but I don't get much of anywhere. Another month and I'll have a week's paid vacation. Still trying to figure out the moving thing.

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Successfully made fish chowdah (this is how we say it in maine ;) ). I didn't have thyme like i thought I did, so I used tarragon, which Google said would replace it all right; it did, but it gave it kind of a strange sweet flavor. It's still pretty good though. Next time I'll skip the perch and only use tilapia.