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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #62536
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Laptop in my backpack is usually how I travel now, either because I'm only bringing my backpack for a short trip or because airlines require you to put your laptop in a separate scanning bin and its easier to grab from my backpack.Apparently some of the newer models (like, post 2010, it's been a long time since I looked at computers) have metal roll-cages beneath the plastic surface, which is undoubtedly useful for people like us. I also eat while at my computer. o: Haven't spilled anything major on this one yet, though. But it could probably stand a good cleaning.

My keyboards fare okay, the worst damage they suffer is abuse from my long nails: usually I end up chipping off the letters on the keyboard over time. Once I dropped something on the keys at a bad angle and broke some of them. D: But it's only $50 or so to buy a replacement keyboard and my dad installed it for me, so not the worst accident ever to happen.

My touchpad is disabled because I've lost way too many emails/messages by putting my hand on it. D: Also, no fingertips because of long nails. Confuses my friends like crazy whenever they try to look up anything, though.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #62537
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Today I was discussing how expensive it is to be a geek with one of my friends.

Green body paint, $15.
New comic book, $10.
New sketchbook, $9.
New charcoal, $9.
Orange lenses, $35.
New skintone marker, $7.

What life am I living? -.-"
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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:45 PM   #62538
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I dunno, it's cheaper than a lot of other lifestyles.... I know I wouldn't spend $100 a week on clubbing or $200 on a pair of designer high heels that'll be out of style in three months, and I'm not spending thousands a year on pointe shoes and multiple dance classes (though two ballet classes a week is expensive as shit already)....

I save up about $100 a month for cons (so about 1000-1200 a year) and make about two new cosplays a year that tend to average out to a total of $300 between the two. Not THAT pricy a hobby compared to a lot of others. Cons'd be a shit-ton cheaper if there was anything remotely local in my area, too. I have to take the train to everything and stay in hotels for most which eats up money like mad.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #62539
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It's expensive, yes, but for me the things I make are a hell of a lot cheaper and better fitting than the $200 retail pricetag for a most likely poorly made dress. And I don't blow any money on drugs or alcohol....which I'm sure is quite expensive.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:01 PM   #62540
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A friend of mine races cars, which tend to run about $10,000, per car, per season. As he put it the other day when he bought a trailer, he "paid $1800 just to tow his hobby around".

Cosplay suddenly doesn't seem that expensive at all anymore.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:01 PM   #62541
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^ditto. I would rather spend my money geeky paraphernalia than on something that's detrimental to my health. Beside being an otaku/geek/whatever can be pretty constructive depending on what angle you look at it.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:05 PM   #62542
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Eh. What's considered "expensive" will vary from person to person, depending on their money-spending habits (food choices, other hobbies, clothes), income, living situation etc.
And school. College is expensive...


I've lost my patience for school. Today we were all just SO dead during PT. For once, the entire class was silent when we were taking notes. Nutrition is driving me crazy, between this 30 page packet we literally only had a day and a half to complete, project, and midterm tomorrow.
Can I graduate already?
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:06 PM   #62543
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Picked up some hair dye. I was torn between dark ash blonde and light brown so I picked the blonde just in case.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:13 PM   #62544
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Eh. What's considered "expensive" will vary from person to person, depending on their money-spending habits (food choices, other hobbies, clothes), income, living situation etc.
And school. College is expensive...


I've lost my patience for school. Today we were all just SO dead during PT. For once, the entire class was silent when we were taking notes. Nutrition is driving me crazy, between this 30 page packet we literally only had a day and a half to complete, project, and midterm tomorrow.
Can I graduate already?
Tell me about it, and I'm only a freshmen in college. I don't look forward to all the student debt I'm sure to convene. Still, I'm at least grateful for the opportunity to go college--and doing well at that. Unfortunately, some don't have the liberality of doing so, so I'm counting my blessings.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #62545
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Saw the announcement for the new Pokemon game like everyone else, and I'm actually looking forward to this game. I didn't really enjoy generation 5, though I feel like I'll like X and Y.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #62546
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Tell me about it, and I'm only a freshmen in college. I don't look forward to all the student debt I'm sure to convene. Still, I'm at least grateful for the opportunity to go college--and doing well at that. Unfortunately, some don't have the liberality of doing so, so I'm counting my blessings.
Yeah, I'm not even IN college yet sooooo.....
I agree, though.
So I'm just hoping that I really DO want to study what I've picked out for my major(s) because if I end up not wanting anything to do with engineering, I'll be in the wroooong school.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #62547
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Yeah, I'm not even IN college yet sooooo.....
I agree, though.
So I'm just hoping that I really DO want to study what I've picked out for my major(s) because if I end up not wanting anything to do with engineering, I'll be in the wroooong school.
I hear you. They say you change your major at least 3 or 4 times throughout the process of college. Things rings true for me, because I've already changed it twice, and I'm considering changing to something else. I'm currently attending a 2-year college, so maybe that can be an option for you if you are still undecided. This way you can get your prerequisites out of the way and by sophomore year, decide what it is you wish to major in.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:59 PM   #62548
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I'm home.

I want to go to a wedding expo, but gf needs to give me a ring first....

I also just want to sleep for 6 months. I'm so tired. I hate PMs
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Unread 01-08-2013, 10:11 PM   #62549
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Unread 01-08-2013, 10:43 PM   #62550
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So I dyed my hair.

And it faillleeddd.

I think what happened is this;

When Brando's mom dyed my hair red she missed pieces so it ended up splotchy with strands that had vivid red and strands that where lightish ash blonde. So when I used dark ash blonde dye on my hair it wasn't dark enough to color over the dark red, it colored my roots which are now lighter so at least the difference from the colors isn't that bad and the strands that where missed from the red dye are now ash blonde.

I probably should have gotten the light brown dye instead. Brando is going to ask his mom tomorrow about it and if she agree's I'll probably wait a week or two then go get the light brown dye.

The red got toned down a lot, and my roots are not super dark compared to the rest of it anymore. So at least that's good.

Hng. Shoulda got brown.
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