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Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78978 Jan 23, 2013
So I've talked about Power Lunch here before. A few of us from work go over to church on Wednesdays where lunch is served and the pastor gives a mini sermon.

I just got hit on there. Is no place sacred? Am I safe nowhere?

Another guy asked one of my co-workers if she was going to finish her carrots, he wanted them.

Weird day.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78979 Jan 23, 2013
To clarify, both guys in the above story were people we just met today.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#78980 Jan 23, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
To clarify, both guys in the above story were people we just met today.
Advice columnists often advise people to head to church to meet available people, but I think the idea is to get to know them, not hit on the first hot chick they encounter.
Sam I Am

Memphis, TN

#78981 Jan 23, 2013
Pearl Jam is coming to Wrigley in July. Friend who works for the Cubs has promised us tickets. Every time she has promised, she has delivered. Soooooooo excited!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#78982 Jan 23, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Advice columnists often advise people to head to church to meet available people, but I think the idea is to get to know them, not hit on the first hot chick they encounter.
Unfortunately, some people have to be told every. single. step.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78983 Jan 23, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Advice columnists often advise people to head to church to meet available people, but I think the idea is to get to know them, not hit on the first hot chick they encounter.
Here's what happened. The group of us who regularly go are me, T, and M (all female) from our office and M's husband J (who works elsewhere). We always sit at the same table and once in awhile, strangers join us but we usually have the table to ourselves.

This guy sat at our table, along with the carrot guy and another girl. After the meal and sermon, he chatted us all up, asked us where we work, etc. Not out of the ordinary. The subject got around to college football, we're all joking around a little. In hindsight, he was directing his questions mostly to me, but I'm Captain Oblivious sometimes so I didn't pick up on the early signals like my friends did.

So all of a sudden the guy asks me what my situation is and if I'm single. I answered that I'm technically single but not on the market. Yes, I used that phrase. But in my defense, I didn't have time to formulate a better answer. All of this took place within a few minutes. So anyway, we all said goodbye and that we'll probably see each other next week.

Overall, it was forward but not creepy. Somewhat awkward for me but that's just me.

The carrot thing was way stranger.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78984 Jan 23, 2013
Oh, and the carrot guy and new girl knew each other but the other guy didn't know anyone. So I can't hold an affiliation with the carrot guy against him.
;)

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#78985 Jan 23, 2013
"carrot guy" may be my new code name for socially awkward guys... ;-)

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#78986 Jan 23, 2013
I would ask a good friend for some of their food if they weren't going to eat it but a stranger? Um, no.

Sam: I am not a pearl jam fan -- I like 'em, I respect 'em, but I don't own any of their music. I have a few songs I really like ("Better Man" is one of my favorite songs ever). But I took a friend to their show for her birthday and I have to say, it probably is the best concert I've ever been to as far as performance, sound quality, etc. And to see all of the guitarists get a shot at doing lead guitar lines and solos -- the lead guitarist is a generous guy about that.

You'll love it.

Since: Aug 08

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#78987 Jan 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Does anyone here play skyrim?
I have it for Xbox. I haven't played for 6 months tho ... I got bored. While the missions are different ... It's kinda like doing the same thing over and over and over again. I've pretty much only been playing CoD Black Ops 2. I rock that game.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78988 Jan 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I would ask a good friend for some of their food if they weren't going to eat it but a stranger? Um, no.
I know, right?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#78989 Jan 23, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
Pearl Jam is coming to Wrigley in July. Friend who works for the Cubs has promised us tickets. Every time she has promised, she has delivered. Soooooooo excited!
Oh, crap. I might have to get tickets for that. J loves them.
Sam I Am

Memphis, TN

#78990 Jan 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I would ask a good friend for some of their food if they weren't going to eat it but a stranger? Um, no.
Sam: I am not a pearl jam fan -- I like 'em, I respect 'em, but I don't own any of their music. I have a few songs I really like ("Better Man" is one of my favorite songs ever). But I took a friend to their show for her birthday and I have to say, it probably is the best concert I've ever been to as far as performance, sound quality, etc. And to see all of the guitarists get a shot at doing lead guitar lines and solos -- the lead guitarist is a generous guy about that.
You'll love it.
I am so excited. What are your thoughts on Eddie Vedder's solo stuff, like from Into the Wild, etc.? And my favorite song by PJ is Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town. If I could recommend one song, that would be it. The live version is spectacular.

Other than Queen, who would be your favorite group/person to see in concert?
Sam I Am

Memphis, TN

#78991 Jan 23, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Oh, crap. I might have to get tickets for that. J loves them.
I have seen other concerts at Wrigley and it is awesome, especially on a nice night. If I to choose between a) ALL the concerts I have seen there and b) Just Pearl Jam, I would choose b).

Good luck getting tickets! They go on sale at 10 on Feb. 9 at tickets.com .

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#78992 Jan 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I would ask a good friend for some of their food if they weren't going to eat it but a stranger? Um, no.
Sam: I am not a pearl jam fan -- I like 'em, I respect 'em, but I don't own any of their music. I have a few songs I really like ("Better Man" is one of my favorite songs ever). But I took a friend to their show for her birthday and I have to say, it probably is the best concert I've ever been to as far as performance, sound quality, etc. And to see all of the guitarists get a shot at doing lead guitar lines and solos -- the lead guitarist is a generous guy about that.
You'll love it.
I was sitting on the train on the way to work the other day minding my own business (playing solitare on my phone). I keep little candies so when I get thirsty I have something to pop in my mouth that won't make me pee. I hate the train bathrooms. I had some Cherry Lifesavers in the side pocket of my purse. I got my lifesavers out to have one. The guy next to me, who I do not know, ask me for one. I let him have one (it's only a lifesaver) but I did think it was strange that he'd ask.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#78993 Jan 23, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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I am so excited. What are your thoughts on Eddie Vedder's solo stuff, like from Into the Wild, etc.? And my favorite song by PJ is Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town. If I could recommend one song, that would be it. The live version is spectacular.
Other than Queen, who would be your favorite group/person to see in concert?
PJ also had a rockin' more metal song that had an animated video to go with it, I remember it had to do with computers taking over humans and the world. Loved that song,but never tracked the title or anything. Tonka probably knows what I"m talking about.

Heart is wonderful in concert. The New Pornographers with Neko Case. Neko Case. Jason Mraz is one of the best performers I've ever seen -- his live shows are nothing like that schmalzy slow crap they play on the radio -- he has horn sections and does a lot of early '70s funk style music, it's great, very high energy.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#78994 Jan 23, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I was sitting on the train on the way to work the other day minding my own business (playing solitare on my phone). I keep little candies so when I get thirsty I have something to pop in my mouth that won't make me pee. I hate the train bathrooms. I had some Cherry Lifesavers in the side pocket of my purse. I got my lifesavers out to have one. The guy next to me, who I do not know, ask me for one. I let him have one (it's only a lifesaver) but I did think it was strange that he'd ask.
Heh. I would ask a stranger for mint or gum for my breath, or a kleenex. I always as a mom-looking person with a big purse. Moms carry everything.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#78995 Jan 23, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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I have seen other concerts at Wrigley and it is awesome, especially on a nice night. If I to choose between a) ALL the concerts I have seen there and b) Just Pearl Jam, I would choose b).
Good luck getting tickets! They go on sale at 10 on Feb. 9 at tickets.com .
Texting J about it now. His birthday is that weekend. We could plop the dogs off at my dad's, get a hotel in the city.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#78996 Jan 23, 2013
Girls that I didn't know in high school would always ask me if I had any gum. Yep. Can you have any? Nope.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78997 Jan 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Heh. I would ask a stranger for mint or gum for my breath, or a kleenex. I always as a mom-looking person with a big purse. Moms carry everything.
I haven't, but I would. Individually wrapped items are fair game.

But asking a stranger for food off of their plate is WEIRD.

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