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I just came back from an interview with a big high-tech company in Seattle, WA. I stayed downtown and really enjoyed what little I saw, including the Pike Place Market, Chinatown and the Link light-rail. (I come from the rural Midwest where vehicles are basically required.)
Just got a call from a recruiter this morning saying they'd like to move forward with an offer. They're going to pay for relocation and will provide temporary housing for 30 days, along with a realtor tour of rental properties available. Not sure what the salary will be.
I've never lived away from home (aside from dorms) in my life, so I'm trying to work through all the various small details of stuff I'll need to do in order to get moved in. I'll need to get some basic furniture and appliances, I'll need to have my vehicle registered, I have to get my contact prescription renewed and transferred, I'll need to get signed up for basic services like internet and perhaps cable, and I'll have to change contact information on about ten billion places on the internet and elsewhere. What else am I forgetting? Any basic advice about living in the Sea/Tac area, or moving out-of-state?
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I'm 18, my mom keeps saying I hate her and my sister believes her.
My mom is menopausal and going through mood swings like crazy, as well as divorced my dad and constantly argues with him on the phone.
Any anger is taken out on me.
I don't hater her, at all. I just want her to be a little bit fair.
An example. Tonight my sister is staying at a friends house, but I couldn't stay at a bros house. She said this because the only two reasons for me going out is because (a) I have a girlfriend
(b) I was getting drunk.
She also said that because dad is gone I am the man of the house, and therefore I have to be there to take care of her until I find her a replacement.
If I don't go out with my friends, she says I should be out with people.
If I do go out with friends, I'm either having sex, sneaking around with a girlfriend, or doing drugs and getting drunk.
If I don't do anything, I'm useless.
If I do anything, she doesn't approve.
I do have a job, by the way. I am attending college in January.
My friends vary in ages too, but she has a lot of shit to say about every one of them>
1. My cousin, a year older. Working but not in school. Has a house his parents gave him that is paid off as well as a paid off car. Deadweight and going nowhere. Always talks about how he is on "happy pills" (he has anxiety and depression)
2. Closest male friend, he's 19 and still in high school. Talks about how he is a druggie (he's been clean for a year), as well as how he is going nowhere because of low school marks.
3. Closest girl friend, she's like a sister to me, I'm like a brother to her. I wouldn't date her, but I talk to her about everything and she talks to me about everything. She's 20 and going back to school soon. She's also doing modelling for Victoria's Secret.
4. Another close bro of mine, dropped out of high school, got a ged. He's 21, still living home though. Going to a trade school soon. Mom always tells me he's deadweight for playing video games.
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Tonight I wanted to ask your opinion on a decision im going to have to make /adv.
To start, I have a very great job where I take home 80k a year minimum without overtime and I only work 6 months out of the year. It's great and I've been doing it for three years, but for as good as it has been, I haven't felt fulfilled at all. So I finally decided to join the army reserves since it was my dream to be a soldier since I was a kid and as a reservist I'd still get to be in the military but actually get to make some real money as well.
Unfortunately, with the military in Canada downsizing and the military being the slowest most inefficient organization ever created, it took them nearly 6 months to even call me that, so I applied to join the fire department and got offered a position as an on call fire fighter. It turns out I enjoy it quite a bit, and they are going to pay for tons of courses for me and I finally found a purpose for my life.
Now the army's calling me and I've gone through a bunch of interviews and basically all that's left is my aptitude test and a few other things which I'm going to have no problem passing. The thing is though, between working a full time job, I'm not going to have time to do both I need to pick just one, and the fire department is much better for me in the long run I will get a lot more out of it and its related to my career/future career plans more, but at the same time it's been my dream to serve my country overseas for as long as I can remember.
TLDR; Follow through with life long dream or take option with more career related skills?
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I love my girlfriend... to one point.
Damn, i make always the same mistake.
I assume that my girlfriend uses logic.
And that is always a bad assumption in terms of a woman.
No matter what she says, no matter how she act, what he tells you about her it is mostly shit, there is always something else in the past, in her mind and so on.
How the hell i deal with it?
I know this world is an illusion and we make too much assumptions.
I know that everything has to be taken with a grain of salt, always.. but sometimes bulshitting piss me off..
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>be the class clown/party animal in high school, cool with everyone and fairly popular due to my hilarious antics
>getting laid nonstop
>graduate 08 joined the army not giving a fuck about a recession
>had a few close bros again fairly popular with my group was comedic relief of our deployment.
>still getting laid although nit as much
>get out in 11 because my mrap got blown up and my knee needed a 2 surgeries. (we were leaving in a month)
>get civilian job,find gf,living happily back in my hometown
>gf and me break up all my friends are drifting away I'm mostly by myself,no sex, just broke a 4month dry spell with a 5/10 that wanted my d back in high school
>car meets and work are basically my only form of social contact and ,feel like a has been.go to bars alone sometimes I meet people, sometimes
imI'm just that akawkward alone guy.
>I just tinker on my cars in a lonely sadness or play vidya most days. the only worthwhile girl I'm talking to lives 600miles away
Asked to be drawn Nude
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Hey /adv/ what is your take on the situation?
> meet a guy in anatomy class
> Quiet reserved type, though initially think he's a bit shallow since his broad frame and circle of friends talk about gym and workouts and all that jazz. (basically thought meat head)
> one day I forget my book in the lab, I see him in the anatomy lab alone, Drawing.
Holy fuck he can draw.
> he said stuck a deal with professor to draw the cadavers for extra material for upcoming students.
> Asks me if I wanted my portrait drawn.
Naturally I said yes... it took a short while needless to say it looked AMAZING.
>We got chatting about a lot of topics and he became my gym advisor (long story).
Fast forward 8 months.
> I feel fantastic more athletic
> my parents and siblings notice that I look different, friends commenting, got up to a healthy weight, more curves than bones now.
> Actually feel a lot better in more figure hugging dresses
> Thank him for advice and guidance when we had a chat and coffee.
> says I've progressed very well, "would you like me to draw you again?.. this time in full"
>"like another portrait? I've got this killer dress I bought- "
>"oh no, no,no"
He looked me dead in the eyes. and said "without your clothes"
>"I think you deserve to be put onto paper, you don't have to answer now, think about it, if you're unsure don't hesitate to ask"
I have intensely mixed emotions about this. I trust him, but can't help but feel anxious and vulnerable.
Is there something I should do or prepare?
I was asked to wear my favourite perfume, no anti antiperspirant deodorant and up to 2 of my chosen jewellery
he's online atm is there something else I should ask him? I haven't given him an answer yet.
Pic unrelated but funny.
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>18 years old male
>Virgin, never kissed a girl; way too afraid to ask one out or even really approach one
>At college, just went to grand-reopening of recreational and fitness center in the college town
Basically, I wanna get fit, because I know it'll help me in a ton of ways! I know it'll help me with my social anxiety, my self esteem issues, and my overall health. My problem is I have no fucking clue on what to work out with or how much to do or how long or what to focus on. And I'm afraid about keeping the weight off. I also feel that I'm really weird and that no women would want anything to do with me. Girls back in Highschool used to talk about how gross and smelly I was, and my male friends kept making fun of my weight and I couldn't go anywhere near the weight room because everybody was shirtless and sometimes just in their underwear and they were blaring heavy metal and punk music while the lifted like 300 pounds while I could barely do the bar.
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I'm 17 years old and living in the UK
Been talking to this girl for about a year now, purely as friends, I think nothing more of her than a friend although she is very attractive.
A few weeks back she said she wanted us to be friends with benefits.
I told her I was unsure but would think about it.
I'm meeting with her today, pretty sure she wants to do more than just hang out.
Problem is, she is only just turning 15.
Would it be wrong for me to be friends with benefits with her?
any advice would be great, questions are welcome.
tldr : i'm 17 in the UK, barely 15 year old wants to be friends with benifits, should I go for it?