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Do you prefer the city, country, or suburbs?

I live in a cookie-cutter suburb and I hate it, but I still live with my parents, so I don't really have a say and I cannot really afford to live on my own. It's primarily because I want to my own thing, and don't get why neighbors make a big deal of having manicured lawns and I hate how all the houses look the same and everything seems so bland, boring and superficial. Thankfully, there is some diversity when it comes to race, ethnicity and religion. I lived in another suburb before this one, and I really liked it because it was the neighborhood standards and expectations weren't so strict, and the neighbors mostly kept to themselves. Another plus is that there was more diversity with houses. We had a big backyard that was home to all sorts of plants and animals, and I felt closer to the nature, and just seems more natural to me. I could also walk to church, the store, and restaurants, but in my current neighborhood, we have to drive everywhere. As for the city and the country, I don't really have a preference as I see the pros and cons of both and they both have their own charm. On one hand, I like the isolation of the countryside, and the closeness with nature, and I could live off the land instead of having to work for someone else, but I also like the convenience of being able to walk everywhere in the city instead of having to rely on the upkeep of my own car. I could also take advantage of public transportation. Unfortunately, the city closest to me is one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. in terms of violent crime, but I think it is gradually getting better. While there would be lots of people on the streets, we would probably be all carrying about our own business and I probably wouldn't have to socialize with them all that much. I love cities for the access to things that I enjoy and the anonymity; I live in the country, and paradoxically I feel like I'm on more peoples' radars now than when I was living in the downtown center of a city (part of it goes with the job, but still).
I'm not sure really. I've lived in the country all my life. What I really enjoy about it is the nature, and being able to go for a run in the forest and be quite sure not to meet anyone, and since we don't have any neighbors, you can also be outside, and no one sees you. And it's quiet and peaceful most of the time. But the people here kind of suck. Small schools, lots of gossip. And the only things that are really going on outside of school is soccer and partying, and if you don't like it, you're just weird. The classes are kind of small (we were about 35 in each grade), and my guess is about 3 of them would be intuitives. So kind of hard to find people similar to yourself.

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Domanda rivolta ai/alle gamer. Qual è secondo te il miglior videogioco di sempre?

Enrico15064’s Profile PhotoEnrico
Dipende dai periodi.
Capitoli come Monkey Island, Prince of Persia, Cannon Fodder, Sensible Soccer, Lemmings per Amiga restano capitoli che, se giocati oggi senza guide, tolgono parecchie ore di gameplay senza annoiarsi. A differenza di tanti giochi odierni.
Poi ci sono pietre miliari come Metal Gear o GranTurismo per playstation che, chi non li ha giocati mai, non possono definirsi gamer.

🌸🌻 What is your favourite thing about each season? 🍂❄

kittiemeowsie’s Profile PhotoKittie Meow.
Let me 1st with my LEAST fav season.. I like Summer.. but there are more things I DON'T like about it then what I do.... I cannot stand the heat.. the bad hurricane weather.. the flooding.. having to cut the grass so much.. I like Summer for the fact I get to play ⚽️ Soccer and Volleyball 🏐! And I get to fish better and swim! Love it for those reasons and I do like the rain just not 5 to 6 days of it....
My 2nd least fav season is Fall..... I love it for the color changes! My fav part.. but not a fan of exactly seeing it all dead.. the thought at least.. more hurricanes and super super dry and boring weather. So yeah..
2nd fav season of mine in Spring! I don't like it for the sniffles it gives me because I am allergic to some things here and there in this season! But I do love the weather! It's still cold out here and there and some days... the weather is literally perfect! Love seeing the random flower bloom pop ups! And just.. the world 🌎 looks so beautiful in spring.. people are in such a good mood in spring. Love season.
And my FAVORITE season! 😍 WINTER!!!! I love snow. Love the cold! Love the months that fall in this season! Winter is peaceful. I am not a fan of the freezes we get time to time. No no. I am good. But everything else about Winter other then the dry skin is def...yeah. I love! 🥰

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What is your favourite thing about each season

In your personal opinion do you think some football players or for my American friends soccer get paid way too much money

Yep :/
It boggles my mind that footballers earn more money than those in the professions designed to keep us safe and healthy. It's incredibly backwards!
I know a couple of footballers do donate their money to good causes, but most don't.. our world is backwards -_-
In your personal opinion do you think some football players or for my American

What sports do you play?

Only one I was good at and still play is Racquetball. Was introduced to the game when I was in High School. Fast faced, requires good reflex's, good cardio, you don't have to go chasing after a ball like you do in tennis and just really enjoy the game (whether single, cutthroat (3 players) or doubles).
When I was in middle school, played soccer in some league play. Played High School Football.Played a lot of pick-u basketball games, played touchfootball on the streets (tackle in the grass), played some tennis, some golf as an adult etc. While I generally had fun with all of them, never had the impact - enjoyment of racquetball. I've played a lot of different sports in my life, and so many of them either attract assholes with something to prove, or they devolve into bickering about the rules. Curling is one of the few sports I've found where people remain courteous, just want to have fun, and don't turn into hypercompetitive pricks over something that literally doesn't matter.
Hockey. I grew up around it as my dad was a coach for a local junior team. I also just fell in love with the speed, the rough and tumble way it can be played. I got to travel to cool places, and lucky enough as a teen to be good enough to play a high-ish level in the the US for a season.
Used to play a lot of cricket. Didn’t pick it up until I was 7 and my cricketer step-dad said I had decent hand eye coordination when catching, and it kinda went from there. Couldn’t get my head around the field position names (apart from silly mid off cos I always used to get put there), but enjoyed playing it and found it quite a good opportunity to hang out and get to know my stepdad over the years.
Just to clarify, I spent a lot of time with my real dad, too, but my time with him was spent going to a lot of football matches rather than playing, but they are also some of my fondest childhood memories. Would say I’ve been really lucky in that respect, so I’m grateful.
I am a huge fan of the big 4 sports. My favorites are the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins & Patriots. College I like Notre Dame and don't care about college basketball too much. I usually don't watch sports unless my favorite team is playing, or it's a marquee matchup. I always watch the Super Bowl, whether the Pats are in it or not. This is going to be the first year in a couple years where I've actually got a huge interest in watching all (potential) 7 games of the NBA Finals, because Golden State vs Cleveland is going to be a rubber match and it will be so competitive that I don't even have a clue who will win. GS vs Cleveland for the third straight year makes it a trilogy, and it has made it's mark in the history books. I like watching MMA from time to time as well. I'm a huge McGregor fan (Irish pride!), and Joe Lauzon. Two favorite fighters, by far. Occasionally I watch professional wrestling.

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Hola hola, buenas tardes/noches apreciado usuario. ¿Juegas o jugabas algún deporte? Cuéntame una anécdota que tengas de ello. Si no la tienes, puedes usarlo como espacio libre. 🌸

Wandi12’s Profile PhotoWan
Hola!
He jugado muchos de manera amistosa y solo por diversión.
Me ha gustado el soccer de playa, Canotaje, tennis, basquetbol, Ping pong, squash, americano, baseball, voleibol y hasta bádminton.
Saludos!
Hola hola buenas tardesnoches apreciado usuario Juegas o jugabas algún deporte

When you're having a bad day what do you do to make yourself feel better?

TruexPp’s Profile PhotoNeptune ム
I think despite anything the trick lies in one's own head , tht is where the real distinguishing factor happen .. and sadly no matter what u do sometimes if there is not a chance for a change in ur mind it wont happen ..
Anyhow , there isnt much u can do about it i guess other thn hanging out with friends & a company u like ; play some soccer or PlayStation if u r into those stuff like me ..
Read , watch a movie or an interesting series .. talk about what is bothering u with in a trust worthy environment ..
Go in a thrilling & a crazy experience ..
But nothin is as good as surrounding urself with love , i think those who r surrounded with real love can go through anything in life .. :"

I don't know much about Soccer. Can you explain the rules to me please?? It might get me engaged to watch it

BonesAngela’s Profile Photo#SWEET
Oh okay. It's a very easy game. Firstly we call it football. Basically it's 11 players on each team, you play 45 minutes each half so that's 90 minutes a match (not included time added on for stoppages during the match). The team who score the most goals wins. In the league it's 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw and obviously nothing for a loss. If it's a cup competition and the game is level then extra time can be played (30 for minutes, 15 minutes a half). If the match is still level then it goes to a penalty shoot out. Liverpool won the FA Cup this way last Saturday! That's the basics anyway. There are rules to it of course. There is a reason that it is the most popular team sport on Earth and that's because it's brilliant! 😊 X

This might sound like a dumb question but how do you make friends when you're new in town/neighborhood? My fam&I recently moved into this neighborhood and Idk anyone. It'd be weird to just approach people out at the park or knock on their front door like 'hi am new in town wanna be friends xoxo'

Try BumbleBFF if you’re comfortable w meeting strangers (obviously follow basic safety like bring someone with you, tell someone where you’re going and when you expect to be back, meet in public, don’t tell them where you live etc).
Sign up for classes!! Art, photography, dance, yoga, spin, Pilates etc.
Join a sports team, there are lots of adult soccer, baseball, hockey leagues that are “just for fun” aka not tryna be pro,, but just tryna have fun + meet people.
What I also like to do is go through local hashtags on IG and see where people hang out like; local parks, coffee shops, restaurants, bars etc.
(I usually just do this to find cool new places to go solo or w my boyfriend, LOL.)
But you could try following new people, talk to them/DM, make friends etc.
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Welches ist dein lieblings-Game aus deiner Kindheit? 🎮♥️

Chrisseeels’s Profile PhotoK i r b y
Meine Top 10 meiner Kindheit uns frühen Jugend wäre:
1.)Terranigma
2.)Illusion of Time
3.) F-Zero
4.) Yoshi's Island
5.) Super Mario Bros 3
6.) Super Streetfighter 2
7.) Secret of Mana
8.) International Superstar Soccer Deluxe
9.) Super Mario World
10.) Secret of Evermore

Did you enjoy your adolescence?

Yes and no. There were many positives and some hard events. I was blessed that my family never struggled financially and I never went hungry or thirsty. I had a nice best friend when I was younger. I tried out different sports like tennis, track, soccer, and did dance. Since I'm an only child, my mother and I have always been close. During my adolescence, I struggled with deep feelings of inferiority and depression. I had a hard time making friends as I always felt older than I was and never fit in. I struggled with my relationship with my father. I got severely bullied in high school, and often ate lunch alone in the bathroom or library. I lost twenty pounds during high school due to not eating much, which worried my doctor, and they thought I had an eating disorder which I didn't. I started having panic attacks when I was eight or nine, and my anxiety got worse during high school. The experience of being bullied both in high school and by my father made me realize the importance of standing up for myself and ignited my passion in trying to stop bullying. During that time, my mother disclosed to me that she wished she could divorce my father, but she couldn't as he would stalk us and never let us go. It made me quite sad. I also became more self sufficient during that time and learned grit and perseverance. With not having many friends, I focused on my grades and got into a good college on a generous scholarship. It was a hodgepodge of good and bad, which made me the person I am today. While writing this post, I acknowledge that I'm very blessed and people have it much worse.

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Why do British people call soccer "football"? Football is a completely different sport

Soccer is football to the rest of the world. Here in America our predominant sports are American football and baseball, so naturally we would call it simply, “Football”
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Do you use any music streaming services? If so, which one(s) do you use?

LunarHuntress’s Profile PhotoYentl
Hello Yentl.
No I do not use any music streaming services.
I prefer to purchase and download mp3 files that I own and can listen to independent of a reliable internet connection. Also, I like the idea that whenever I purchase music the composer and musicians get royalties. I have met many people who literally steal thousands of songs from the internet and are proud of their behavior. However, as a musician, I find that behavior to be unethical and criminal, and that is why I do not support it under any circumstance.
It seems that in every profession (doctor, lawyer, teacher, plumber, electrician, etc) people expect to get paid a fair wage. But when is involves musicians, too many people believe that because the musicians are having fun and enjoying themselves, they do not deserve to get paid for having fun, right?
Do we apply the same logic to professional soccer players? No
Do we apply the logic to professional baseball players or doctors or automobile mechanics? No we do not.
And yet music that musicians compose and perform is stolen by thousands of people all across the world and then these same people claim that that stolen music is their favorite music and they would be upset if the band broke up and yet are perfectly content to not pay the musicians for their blood, sweat and tears.
People need to remember that most great musicians have studied privately for at least 10 years and have thousands of dollars invested in equipment, recording and travel expenses. Plus, great musicians have practiced for at least 10,000 hours before their audience hears them for the first time. And then to not get paid for their effort? That is a crime.
Sorry for the rant, but hopefully whomever reads this will understand that musicians perform music not simply because they love music, but also to earn a living. Ant other musicians out there who wish to comment on this post, please express your opinion on this issue and post it. Thanks.

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Thank you 😚 I live in the US ) And lucky you get to see all the best soccer games lol

Ahh awesome! I’d love to visit the US someday :) Hahah well maybe, I don’t actually follow football, I’ve never seen the appeal 😂
I’d love to be able to see a baseball match though! That’s sadly not a thing here :)

À quelle fréquence est-ce que tu fais du sport ?

Currently I am partaking in competitive swimming as well as just slightly baseball. Swimming accounts for 4 days a week and baseball just one day a week. Used to be a lot bigger on baseball and play rep but am not just playing it with some friends. During rep for baseball over the summer, typically 5 days a week would include baseball whether it was a game, tournament or practice. Also wanted to get more into tennis to play with my dad again. It's been quite awhile since I last picked up a racket.
Now a days I'm more into esports. Require less movement and less prone to injuries. My body took a beating when I played football as a child and now at 25 I move around like I'm much older. Although in college I played in some intramural sports competitively from indoor soccer and dodgeball, which I was pretty decent at. Got a pretty decent shinner playing dodgeball that looked like someone beat me half to death those foam balls could pack a punch.
I can hit it a whole hell of a lot further, but she’s much more consistent so we both end up somewhere in the 80s. I win about 7/10, but some rounds she’s just on fire and can’t miss a put or a chip. I can’t chip to save my life, so it makes rounds pretty fun and competitive.
Before My injury, I played sports at minimum 4x a week. Usually on mondays, wednesdays, and or fridays after work for at least 2 hours. On saturdays I played at least 4. On sundays I played about 8-12 hours depending on when I finish or how I’m feeling. I played a combination of kickball, flag football (gridiron), rugby, and ultimate frisbee. Sometimes I’d just shoot hoops if I was bored. And no. I just played pickup games with friends. There wasn’t a season. I haven’t played an organized sport since college/university.
I used to play roller derby, but the time commitment was massive because my city didn’t have a recreational league. There are players who never do make the A or B teams but you’re still practicing 3 times a week regardless, and either playing or staffing bouts every other week (and traveling!) It’s kind of crazy to never play competitive sports and suddenly you’re on the B team of a national league.
Not to say people don’t (especially as a gay person gay softball is pretty popular), but I will say generally most people I know haven’t played an organized competitive sport since high school. If you’re talking for casual fun, my boyfriend and I played tennis yesterday. I’ve never been the greatest at basketball, but that is generally a default game to play and fairly easy to (pre covid) get a pick up game going.
I used to play basketball until 1992. I started refereeing in 1984 and have continued to this day. Took up wheelchair basketball refereeing in 1997 and achieved my international licence in 2004. Am starting to learn wheelchair rugby from this afternoon at a national tournament!

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Do you have any Christmas traditions that are unique to your country / area? If not, do you have any that are unique to your family? 🧑‍🎄🌍

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
Yeah there are some odd traditions. Too many to write here, but here are a few:
🔔 In Dewsbury they start ringing a church bell (the bell that Black Tom de Soothill once presented the church with as penance for murdering his servant) at 10am and therafter once for each year since the year 0. This must be a nightmare for local residents.
🏰 From Clifford’s Tower in York they hang mistletoe, if a woman stands underneath it it means she wants to be kissed by anyone passing by. (You’re still allowed to fire crossbows in York by the way, providing that you’re shooting at a Scottish person. Conversely, 45 minutes away in Hull, crossbows have been banned since the 1500s.)
🎼 In Dungworth xmas carols are only sung by locals in a local pub ever since carolling was banned in churches hundreds of years ago by Puritans. There’s also a local pub we used to go to for meals (its name escapes me, I think it’s in or near the village of Goodmanham, where a Temple of Odin lies buried beneath the local church) that does public carolling in the pub, and I wonder if this is rooted in the same tradition. Furthermore, the Yorkshire villages of Castleton, Oughtibridge, Bradfield, Ecclesfield and Worrall all have a 200 year old tradition of pub carol singing, and all have their own Christmas carols unique to that village.
🐴 Every Christmas Eve in Richmond marketplace a person wearing a horse’s head is sung to by a group of huntsmen who then ‘bring it to life’ with hunting sticks and a horn.
🌞 In York Every 21st December (usually the date of Yule or the Winter Solstice) the Sheriff is accompanied around the city by the York Waits playing music. The procession ends with a speech at the Mansion House.
🐠 On Boxing Day at Flamborough Head, eight fishermen perform a sword dance on the high street.
💈 On the common land of Beverley Westwood at Solstice Dawn or Dusk (winter and summer) , local Morris sides often meet to dance at The Black Tower, weather and other restrictions permitting. I have been to this myself, and danced at dawn. Beer and music is to be had in a local pub afterwards.
🍎 During the Christmas Day service at Ripon Cathedral, visitors and parishioners are each given the gift of an apple, a custom that began in Mediaeval times.
⚽️ In Scarborough on Boxing Day the 150-year-old tradition of Firemen versus Fishermen having a football (soccer) match on the beach continues. (I do not know if women can be members of either team, something for me to investigate).
🔥 On 31st December a Viking Fire Festival takes place at Flambrough, with fireballs and the traditional burning of a Viking longship, something that’s practiced in a number of towns in the UK with Viking heritage.
(Pic: Solstice Dawn on Beverley Westwood. By me.)

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What are you naturally good at?

Music. I can pick up almost any instrument without really trying. I have guitar, bass, piano, drums, trombone, trumpet, tuna, euphonium, and various others.
All things sport. I'm just one of them people that can pick up any sport and be good at it in a short amount of time e.g. anything from tennis, golf, football (soccer for you heathens), to karting, snooker + pool
Bass guitar. I can play most bass lines by ear.. I dont really need to pactice, it just feels like I am "talking" or painting with sounds. Hard to describe.. I really love playing though and it is quite cathartic.
Imitating people's voices, doing cartoon voices, funny foreign accents. For years I thought everybody could do that, and just weren't as afraid of embarrassing themselves as I was.
Annoying people by succeeding at school without putting the effort in. I noticed during university as they would act a bit spiteful when grades were brought up. Now they joke about how far I would go if I applied myself. To bad I'm lazy as Fuck.
Learning to play video games. Somewhat useless as far as life skills go, especially because my ceiling for skill that much above average. But I love it when a new game comes out so I can play online and figure out all the best tactics before anyone else.
I remember when Monday Night Combat came out, I loved that game, but my friends and I were pretty much unbeatable. I ended up getting #1 on the leaderboards for a little while, it’s an amazing feeling that is just impossible to get with older games.
Adapting to any environment, from playing games, sports, social event, academics, work environment, etc. Can fit into any situation and survive. A chameleon if you will. Not trying to boast, it's just a life skill that I try to harness and develop.
For example: a while back I was visiting my hometown and was calling up a good friend that I had not seen in a while. I could immedielty tell that something was bothering him just by the way he said "Hello" when answering the phone. I asked him is he was okay and he told me something to the effect of, "Not my wife, not my brother, sister or my kids could tell that I've been depressed these past few days but within seconds you called me out on it man." and we had a chat about what was getting to him. I can also tell when people are done talking to me, so needless to say I can tell pretty good when it time for me to shut up and let them go.
I've had friends ask me for recommendations in cities I haven't been to in five or ten years. If I can't remember the location of the place I'm recommending off the top of my head, I can go to google maps, find a spot I know I visited, and retrace my steps back to any point in my trip. Even for cities I've only been to for a day, 10 years ago.

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What kind of person do you find most admirable?

A will of iron, a cool head, and a warm, passionate nature, just like mine. Consideration, which is selflessness on some level. Literally the best people are the ones who actually care about how others are doing, not the ones who tell themselves they do and completely miss some.
Coming up with puns and clever responses just like that. I hate when I have to think about what to say and it doesn’t sound insteresting.
I guess 'being open'? I can't imagine a life being closed off and strict in your beliefs. Same in other people, an open mind is much more attractive to me; it's like they are interested in your perspective and won't just discard it.
Positivity. Some people just get to work making progress, smiling through life's challenges, while the rest of us complain, accomplishing nothing.
Goofiness (is that a trait?). I like someone that is fun to be around and makes me smile/laugh. Saying/doing goofy things is a good way to get me to chuckle and enjoy myself.
Honesty. I don't know why exactly, its just a quality I really cherish. I would rather have people be upfront with me, rather than lie to make me feel better.
When someone does something that I think deserves to be noticed and they act like they haven’t done something extraordinary or when they say “oh it’s nothing”, I find it incredibly cute. Or when they are being nice to strangers, when they talk politely and respect everyone. This is attractive.
I find it a relief to be in the company of those who don’t bully others. As long as they don’t have an agenda and aren’t attacking people, I like having conversations with them. It’s even better when I meet a fan of thrash metal or 2000’s rock. I grew up listening to both. Mix in some of my same nerdy and geeky pastimes like video games, movies in sci fi or action, and someone who wants to play catch or kick a soccer ball with me, and they are perfect!
Being able to enjoy nothing. Like just sitting down in a room doing nothing together. Not having it being awkward when it goes quiet.
Self reliant and self sustaining people, that don't rely on the government's or their families money to get by. Frugal people who work hard and pay their own bills, still manage to save money and live a good clean life. I admire successful stand-up comics. In the beginning they aren't paid for years and years while writing everyday and going in front of strange and often times hostile crowds at night. Then whenever they make it they don't forget the hard times they endured and are down to earth. They also have a job that gives them the greatest amount of freedom of expression.
People who come from nothing, or very little, and through their hard work, overcome the odds and become successful at what they want to be successful at. For looks it would be hair, smile, hands, and muscles, but with personality it would be being able to make me laugh, loves little kids, can be tuff but also has a soft spot, and being supportive.

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How did your parents fail in preparing you for adulting?

We had no guidance. We just drifted. It's a miracle that my siblings and I all became successful and stayed out of trouble.
My parents never prepared me for anything. I still don't know how money works. I remember being about 6 or 7 and looking at my father and thinking if that's what it's like to be a father I never want to be one. And looking at my parents and thinking if that's what it's like to be married I never want to do it. I've never been married and I don't have any children.
They taught me how to think for myself. Every question I asked when I was younger, the answer would start out with "well, let's think about it..." and included questions so that I could draw my own conclusion. Because of this, I found that I am much quicker than most to understand people's motives, figure out directions, and make a decision.
Both my parents were overweight and never exercised and they wondered why I (out of three siblings) wound up overweight. They also had my older siblings do soccer but gave up on that when I came around. They also didn't have friends so I had no good examples as far as socializing went. My father never taught me how to shave properly either, just handed me an electric razor that always left my face red. I think I resent the fact my father never did any tradition father-son activities with me such as: fishing, camping, hiking motorcycle riding, car repair, cooking, hunting, etc.
My parents grew up with nothing and life was hard for them. But they tried to provide us with everything and made life as easy and as comfortable for us as possible. It made all of us very lazy and self-indulgent. As the youngest, I snapped out of it early on because I hated my sisters so much while growing up that I strived to be the opposite of them. My sisters are now middle aged but they are still unbelievably lazy and self-indulgent. And they will complain constantly if they have to work a little hard. I do catch myself slipping into old habits now and then but I manage to catch myself most of the time and correct myself.
They do too much for me. I never get a chance to cook because mom's too concerned I'll make a mess or that we'll have a subpar dinner one night and starve or something. Any time I ask for help, they take it as a cue to do the entire task for me rather than answer the question I ask. They give me no incentive to move out because they're scared I'll have to deal with roommates I won't like, or end up living in a bad part of town.
I never had the chance growing up to build that social circle of friends a lot of people had or develop my social skills, I got into the mindset of "Why make friends and get attached? I'm not going to be here very long." And for the most part that was true, we would live in a location for a month to 6 months and move. He worked a lot of temporary jobs and couldn't find enough work back then to get things steady.

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Quel est votre sport favori ?

Soccer!! I used to play soccer SOOO much when I was younger. I have stopped for a really long time though, I almost never play it and it makes me kinda sad. I'm planning on doing something about that once winter ends though. I'm really good at goaltending but I'm sure I'm going to need a lot of practice to regain my skills. I've only recently started getting into watching soccer. I used to watch basketball and have watched hockey all my life though. Love those sports too.
I grew up in Alabama, which has no professional team. The university teams (especially Auburn University & University of Alabama) are the highest level, and I actually like watching them better. Going to a game live is really fun. The cheerleaders actually lead cheers with signs and the "mic man" (male cheerleader who uses a PA so the student section can hear and cheer along). Also, I like the halftime shows better (which they don't show on TV because of music copyrights issues) because I'm a former marching band geek.
Play: Basketball. It's basically the only thing I know how to play at a high enough level. (Too skinny to play football most of my life, hate soccer, too weak to actually play baseball, and chose track & field over playing volleyball.) Plus getting a neat little dopamine rush when scoring a lot or doing really impressive things like defensive stops or pinning someone's layup on the backboard, that's also nice.
It's a sport that's still in it's infancy. We're still figuring out how the hell it's all going to work in the long term. I like following along with a sport as it goes through it's "wild west" phase. It can be a complete shit show sometimes, but it's also a mad crucible where we're figuring what actually works in combat sports.
It's a draw between AFL and basketball. Both to play and watch on tv - I don't really like going to either of the games though. AFL has too much of the crowd screaming at the umpires about what call to make whenever there is a tackle and it's always miraculously the call that will give the home team possession of the ball. Basketball is kind of spoiled by the announcer constantly trying to hype up the crowd. I think tennis is my favourite sport to watch live.
I don't like playing sports or watching them, but if I have to, I'll watch hockey or basketball because they move quickly. Hockey in particular. Watching a full football, soccer, or baseball game is like torture to me. I mean, if we're talking less-conventional sports, I used to be good at archery and skeet shooting. And I'd rather watch some kind of auto racing than any ball-based sport. And there's nothing like taking a nap to a game of golf on a lazy sunday.

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Have you ever had a teacher/professor/peer ruin a subject for you? How did they ruin it?

We always kind of clashed personalities. I would provoke him every day and he would do the same. Apparently when I told him to shove his essay up his ass it was the final straw. He moved me to another French class and I reported him for bullying. He tried to deny it and I produced an mp3 player that had a sound recording of him losing it at me.
Hell yes. I think having the wrong teacher can really turn an otherwise interesting subject into a chore, and having the right teacher can turn an otherwise boring subject into something really fun. For me, it was German in college. I was also taking French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and ASL, but the guy who taught my German class was at the best of times boring, and at the worst, hypercritical and just mean.
English has always been my favorite subject but quite literally every teach I ever had for it was astonishingly bad/an asswipe. Every year it was someone terrible, it became a running joke in my family. One openly admitted she didn't like girls, one had a personal vendetta against me because I quit a play she was putting on (it was shit), one was pretending to be disabled (mobility scooter and everything) and made the class answer her phone and heat up her soup because she "couldn't walk" but would then be sighted at the weekends jogging down the street, one was a barely-concealed pervert. But I graduated with an upper 2:1 BA Hons in English Lit this year, so it didn't quite get ruined entirely!
I don't know if this counts but my high school soccer coach ruined the sport for me. At the time I had taken a few years off because of family issues and was looking to get back in. The coach knew I was good enough to start on varsity but wouldn't play me and instead put me on JV. He told me it was because I wasn't good enough but it was really because he was a terrible and biased coach, or racist towards white kids trying to play a sport he thought was only for Portuguese and Brazilians. He was Portuguese himself. So one day at practice after telling me and some other kids we were terrible players. He went onto the other team and played with the starters against us. I took the ball from him schooled the defense and put the ball past the goalie. He was amazed and asked why I hadn't played like that all year. I then told him what I thought of him as a coach and walked off the field. He didn't know that I had been scouted by and made it onto the US JR Olympic team prior to quitting soccer previously. I wish every day that I never quit.
Yes, two in particular. One was my French teacher, who pinned me up against the wall by my throat. The other was my Visual Basic teacher, her voice was shrill like a banshee and her method of 'teaching' was to write the code on the interactive whiteboard and not actually explain it thoroughly. Rather than learning we were just following along.

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That's not football thats soccer

Sorry no this is football. The official name of Liverpool is Liverpool Football Club. The players are officially called footballers. They kick around the pitch a football. ⚽️ The governing body that over sees the game in England is called The FA (The Football Association) In Europe the game is governed by UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) and globally it is FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association). The game is football. I know in the USA they call it soccer but literally no one here or in most countries is it called that. 🙂

Votre marque de chaussure préféré ?

They usually cost around the $250-550 dollar range. These shoes are made In China, or other 3rd world countries such as Egypt, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Cambodia. To make Air Jordan’s specifically in these factories cost equal to or less then $16 dollars. On average the monthly pay these workers receive in the factories averages from $31.43-$927.16. Those are the average monthly wages for people in 3rd world/developing countries. But when it gets to 1st countries or better developing countries such as Korea, Israel, U.S, UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada their average monthly wages are in between $1200.16-$3,662.97. And the issue as well is that this data is from 2001 and could probably be completely outdated since they haven’t released any new information on monthly wages. This isn’t even putting factory conditions and treatment of the people, which in documentaries such as Nike Sweatshops:Behind the Swoosh can accurately show you how they are working and what their conditions are. Skechers. Particularly the ones with memory foam in the bottom. I have yet to find a more comfortable shoe to wear at work.
Jordans and Adidas are very comfortable for traveling/walking around. These are my casual shoes. If I want to dress it up, I wear my black Chelseas from Aldo, also very comfortable.
For my favourite I'll have to say Nike (specially the Air Force model and the 6.0), they aren't overly expensive, last a long time and are confortable. For my least favourite, maybe I'll go with Reebok. Usually they look so bad that I can't overlook it for their confort.
Since I started wearing Vibram FiveFingers (yes, those weird toe shoes) about a year and a half ago, I'm pretty sure I never want to go back to anything else.
Honestly it would have to be Vans, not just because of the price, but it's a stylish shoe that says a lot about your personality. The skating and creative culture behind them is also something you don't find with many big brands.
Crocs are great. Not the ugly rubber ones with the holes, but basically everything else they make. I wear their loafers and sneakers all the time. They are extremely comfortable, durable, and look just like any other brand. Their flip flops are good too.
Nike easily. They dominate the market for a reason. They make a shoe/cleat for almost anything. All the big sports (basketball, football, baseball, soccer) are covered, smaller sports/activities (fencing, ballet, etc) are as well. Hell, they even have a pair that will essentially tie itself handsfree.
They have a variety of shoes that appeal to all foot types and fashion tastes, customizable color options for some of the most popular models, and back every pair with a 2yr manufacturer warranty. Need I go on?

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Have you ever done an obstacle course before?

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I’ve done roughly 10 Spartan mud obstacle races.
In about a month's time, I will be entering a 12km obstacle course race. Can anyone recommend what kind of training would be best for this race? I currently weight train 4 days a week with an upper/lower split and play indoor soccer once a week. The race entails lots of trecking through mud obstacles, monkey bars, lots of rope climbing, etc.
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Have you ever tried out for something and failed,but kept trying until you finally got it ?

funny_hot’s Profile PhotoMegan
Yes many times ahah. I used to be terrible at soccer but I just kept messing around and practicing with this guy I liked and eventually improved. Still not the best but its okay to just have fun playing

¿Llorarías si la selección de fútbol de tu país fuera campeón de un mundial? ¿Crees que llorar y emocionarse es digno sólo de fanáticos del futbol¿ ¿O de cualquier persona que tenga sentimientos patriotas? A los españoles que les llegue esta colectiva, ¿lloraron en el 2010?

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En la final de la Champions League no sólo se enfrentó Chelsea vs Manchester City, sino también las bandas Blur de Londres:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSbBvKaM6skUtzanarA’s Video 167291015497 SSbBvKaM6skUtzanarA’s Video 167291015497 SSbBvKaM6sk vs Oasis de Manchester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQZQ5MHehesUtzanarA’s Video 167291015497 oQZQ5MHehesUtzanarA’s Video 167291015497 oQZQ5MHehes Esta vez ganó Blur, pero a ti, ¿cuál te gusta más?
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Junto ambas por que mi respuesta ante este tema es única.
No me gusta y no tengo conocimiento de partidos de futból Soccer o Americano. Únicamente me emociona ver partidos de tenis.
Sólo una vez me emocioné cuando México le ganó a Alemania en un mundial. Me parecía que iban a llegar a la final; algo bastante inédito para nuestro país y al final eso no pasó.
Emocionarse es digno, llorar me parece exagerado y ridículo.

Miura: «Les guste o no a los políticos, a España se la conoce por dos cosas: los toros y el flamenco». En tu sana opinión : ¿por qué otra cosa se la conoce a España

PinoRe’s Profile PhotoPINO RECALDE
Hola!
Creo que hay varios temas que recuerdan a España:
Deporte: soccer y toros
Comida: paella y tapas
Bebida: tinto
Postre: turrón
Música: Mecano, guitarra, Bosé.
Arte: Dalí, Gaudí, Miró, Picasso, etc.
Humor: chistes de gallegos
Y con eso bastará por ahora.
Saludos!
Miura Les guste o no a los políticos a España se la conoce por dos cosas los

¿Cuál es tu videojuego favorito?

serarolsfacundomatias0738’s Profile PhotoFacuMatias-23
-Tengo muchos videojuegos favoritos:
*Las sagas de "Crash".
*Area 51 (primera parte y segunda parte).
*Half-life 1 y 2 con sus otras historias alternativas.
*La saga de "Twisted Metal".
*La saga de "Metal Slug".
*Demolotion racer.
*Outlast 1 y 2.
*Soma.
*Mario bros 1, 2 y 3.
*Pac-man.
*Dragon Ball Z para Sega y DB budokai tenkaichi 1, 2 y 3.
*Superstar soccer para Sega.
*Los juegos de fútbol (PES) hasta los de Play 2, para las siguientes consolas después de esas no me gustan.
*Battletoads.
*Jungle Strike, Desert Strike y Nuclear Strike para Sega.
*Resident evil 1, 2, 3 y 4.
*Silent Hill.
*"Vigilante 8" 1 y 2.
*La saga de Contra.
*Scp Containment Breach.
*The Room 1 y 2.
*Amnesia.
*Left 4 Dead 1 y 2.
*Goodgame Empire.
Cuál es tu videojuego favorito

What makes a good park to you? Are there any features that will make you more likely to visit one if said park has them? 🌳🌷🦆

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
Mm a good park to me would be one that's clean, up to date on like equipment and landscaping in a nice way that respects the nature around it, trails to hike on, maybe a water source like a creek or river, plenty of swings and jungle gym equipment or just things like a soccer field or basketball court
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