I was in a mall in Denver
last month. An electronics store had a camera set up in such a way
that people could see themselves on TV. I noticed a lot of people
would stop and make faces and wave at themselves. Why do they do
that? Do you suppose they do that when they see themselves in a
I suppose everyone likes
to picture themselves as a star. But when you actually see yourself
on camera, you're not always as appealing as you might have
thought! As far as doing that in the mirror, sure, I do that all
the time. You should always be able to laugh at yourself and you
might as well, because everyone else does.
The other night a friend
of my parents' accidentally spilled coffee on the dining room rug.
All my mother said to him was "don't even worry about it." If I had
left a stain on the rug like that, I'd get yelled at or grounded or
something. Why is it OK for my mom's friend to mess up but not OK
First of all, you're her
kid, and you have probably done it more than once. Her friend has
an accident, and you want your mother to yell at her? Jake, if you
spill things a lot and get yelled at, it's your mother teaching you
to never do it again. I say you're getting off easy. If it were my
folks, let's just say I'd NEVER do it again.
Good luck kid,
How do I get out of paying
my student loans back? They are piling up, and my college degree
did NOT land me a high-paying job like I thought it would. What
should I do?
Getting out of paying
student loans? I don't know. If you need a lot of money I've got
one name for you: Heidi Fliess. She made quite a living short term
and now lives rent free!
Diver: Derek Ayres from Cuckoo's
Facts: Derek knows how important it is to
laugh at oneself, others and Hollywood madams.
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What should a woman do
when she is in love with a new man for the first time in years, and
something still sticks with her about the old love? Does this mean
she is still clinging to something in the past? What can she do to
fully release herself of this first love? She knows his interest
was dissolved long ago, so why has he popped into her head out of
nowhere again, and why can't she just fall asleep? Is she being
fair to the new guy? Is she a nutcase for even daring to write
this? Tell me, good Doctor, oh I mean Diver.
Well, I am a male and
it's kind of hard for me to take all these feelings into
consideration. But, I don't know what is on your mind about your
past love. If nobody did it to you the way your past boyfriend did,
may I suggest toys. Whatever you do, when you're talking to the new
boyfriend, don't include so many feelings and emotions. It's very
confusing and hard to understand.