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Old January 10 2013, 12:56 PM   #136
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Re: Confessions: You do it and you know it is bad

I have absolutely no problem with the costume. It's kind of bondagy but if you didn't know what that was (ie if you brought your kid along to a con) you would not have a clue. But my god, why go to all that trouble and expense and not use deodorant or apparently wash?!
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Old January 10 2013, 01:15 PM   #137
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In college, I used to go back out to my car to eat lunch. Sometimes it would be a good three quarters of a mile walk to where I parked, but I didn't care. I just liked the feeling of crushing peoples hopes of finding a parking spot. That look of utter disappointment when they realized I wasn't leaving...It felt so good.

The fact that I myself had to wait for an hour to find that spot made it all the sweeter.
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Old January 10 2013, 02:01 PM   #138
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I used to turn in a few extra hours of work to my supervisor. They never ever got my paycheck right so I had to inflate it to just break ever.
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Old January 10 2013, 03:43 PM   #139
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I stole a lottery ticket from my friend.It was only worth $3.
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Old January 10 2013, 04:20 PM   #140
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Re: Confessions: You do it and you know it is bad

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I have absolutely no problem with the costume. It's kind of bondagy but if you didn't know what that was (ie if you brought your kid along to a con) you would not have a clue. But my god, why go to all that trouble and expense and not use deodorant or apparently wash?!
One thing I can never get over is the poor hygiene I've encountered at conventions.

I've never been to a Trek convention, but I can rank (ha ha get it?) the types of conventions I've been to by their "funk factor":

Sex conventions: Not funky (everything smells like something, but not BO)
Comic book conventions (e.g. New York Comic Con): Not very funky
Anime conventions: Somewhat funky
Tabletop gaming conventions: Rather funky
Video game conventions: Maximum funk

This is in spite of convention programs almost always saying that you should shower every day. That they even have to mention this makes me go .

Seriously, people. Bathe.

I was at a gaming convention once where they had these little containers of deodorizer. They just sat on each table, supposedly absorbing the stink. The room still smelled bad. I was only able to stand a few minutes of it. Gross.
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Old January 10 2013, 04:48 PM   #141
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Oh shush.
Yep, I did that even though I knew it was wrong. So, there's my confession!

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Old January 10 2013, 08:00 PM   #142
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^On the floor after a couple has screwed on it. Have you never been clubbing?
Awesome, was it spooge or lady goo?
Spooge.

Spoooooge.

Never heard that term before, and still enjoying it !

Still sorry....
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Old January 10 2013, 08:06 PM   #143
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One thing I can never get over is the poor hygiene I've encountered at conventions.

I've never been to a Trek convention, but I can rank (ha ha get it?) the types of conventions I've been to by their "funk factor":

Sex conventions: Not funky (everything smells like something, but not BO)
Comic book conventions (e.g. New York Comic Con): Not very funky
Anime conventions: Somewhat funky
Tabletop gaming conventions: Rather funky
Video game conventions: Maximum funk

This is in spite of convention programs almost always saying that you should shower every day. That they even have to mention this makes me go .

Seriously, people. Bathe.

I was at a gaming convention once where they had these little containers of deodorizer. They just sat on each table, supposedly absorbing the stink. The room still smelled bad. I was only able to stand a few minutes of it. Gross.
I remember on the NYCC website they actually had a page where they asked people to please bathe before coming.
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Old January 10 2013, 10:36 PM   #144
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Wow REALLY? That's just... I bet they got complaints from the hotel staff! And people complain about the gamer/neckbeard stereotype as though it's a fiction. I've met a lot of lovely interesting CLEAN women at conventions but the list of men I will avoid getting stuck talking to or sitting near is pretty long. There's some more seriously unpleasant things than smell but I won't go into it here.
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Old January 10 2013, 10:46 PM   #145
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Confessions, eh? Ok, mine involve ebooks.

I have a Nook. I buy ebooks from B&N, but also buy them from Kindle and other places. As soon as I've bought anything non-B&N, I download it, strip the DRM and convert it to ePub (format for the Nook). I then stick it in a folder with titles I've downloaded from B&N, before copying it to my Nook.

I'm not sharing the files. But I've also been around long enough to have seen instances where "big brother" has gone in and yanked files that were purchased legally. Damn right I'll back those files up.

If I get some other ereader in the future, I'll do the same thing with that.
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Old January 11 2013, 12:33 AM   #146
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Fast food. All too often I'm getting home from work, am really tired, and thus I get some fast food. It's not as bad is I once was with it, but still not something I'm proud of.

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I take handfulls of sugar and splenda packets from Starbucks for the coffee and tea I have at home.
Napkins. Always. When I'm out eating and there's napkins, I grab a few more then I'm gonna use so I always have something handy if i need to blow my nose or just need a piece of paper.
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I carry the Big Purse into the movie theater, so hubby and I can sneak snacks in without paying the ridiculously high prices.

Of course, when I go WITHOUT hubby, I totally buy popcorn there, which he forbids me to do. But he's not there, so screw it.
I mostly go to our local theater. They're good people and I'm a regular so I usually buy something, if not the full popcorn/drinks/candy thing every time.

As for other theaters when I go to them, yeah I usually buy some stuff.

Kinda curious, any reason why he forbids you to? Just the pricing or secret toxins?
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I've never been to a Trek convention, but I can rank (ha ha get it?) the types of conventions I've been to by their "funk factor":

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Video game conventions: Maximum funk
Oh Gods, all the fucking CoD kids that where at the game convention my brother's school had a booth at...You literally passed by the FPS corners and the stench... The stench defies description.
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Old January 11 2013, 02:04 AM   #147
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I have absolutely no problem with the costume. It's kind of bondagy but if you didn't know what that was (ie if you brought your kid along to a con) you would not have a clue. But my god, why go to all that trouble and expense and not use deodorant or apparently wash?!
Simple: both are fetishes.
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Old January 11 2013, 08:57 PM   #148
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I have a library book that was due 24 years ago. A friend of mine borrowed it and then left it at my house. Every now and then I show it to her and we laugh like idiots. It's a photo book about Bhutan.
Whenever I hear something like this, I immediately think of Mr. Bookman from the library book episode of Seinfeld. Don't be surprised if one day a library detective knocks on your door!

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In college, I used to go back out to my car to eat lunch. Sometimes it would be a good three quarters of a mile walk to where I parked, but I didn't care. I just liked the feeling of crushing peoples hopes of finding a parking spot. That look of utter disappointment when they realized I wasn't leaving...It felt so good.

The fact that I myself had to wait for an hour to find that spot made it all the sweeter.
That really is obnoxious. Why? Because you don't know who you're spiting (might even be a friend or possible love interest). And just how long does the good feeling last? I imagine not too long. What happened? Did someone do this to you once and you're obsessed with getting revenge?

I only bring this up because I've been on the other end of that a few times. I pull up to a spot where I saw someone get into their car. As soon as they see me waiting with my signal on, it's like they shift into slow motion. Then with the engine and lights on, they go to the back of the car, pop the trunk and rummage around in it for a bit, pretending to "adjust" their bags. The telltale sign was the smirk flashed as they closed the trunk and slowly sauntered back into the car. Not a friendly smile. A smug grin that telegraphed "heh, I'm making you wait and it feels so good." And they don't even know me. Just blatant anonymous hostility. Sickening.
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Old January 11 2013, 09:55 PM   #149
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Kinda related to the above, but parking lot vultures annoy me, especially around the holidays. You know the ones, as soon as you exit the store they slowly trail behind you in their car so they can snag your spot as soon as you leave. It's not really a problem in this city, but in STL or ATL, my wife and I used to walk down one row of cars, and then cut over a couple of rows to where we were actually parked, just to annoy the vultures!
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Old January 11 2013, 11:07 PM   #150
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I carry the Big Purse into the movie theater, so hubby and I can sneak snacks in without paying the ridiculously high prices.

Of course, when I go WITHOUT hubby, I totally buy popcorn there, which he forbids me to do. But he's not there, so screw it.
I mostly go to our local theater. They're good people and I'm a regular so I usually buy something, if not the full popcorn/drinks/candy thing every time.

As for other theaters when I go to them, yeah I usually buy some stuff.

Kinda curious, any reason why he forbids you to? Just the pricing or secret toxins?
I usually get our movie tickets at Costco. One side of the pass is entrance for two, the other is the concession pass for 2 drinks and a bag of popcorn.

If we go on a Friday or Saturday, I'll use the entrance tickets and we bring in our snacks. If we go on a 'cheap Tuesday night', we'll buy our tickets at the box office then use the concession pass to get our drinks and popcorn.
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