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17 June 2011 @ 12:51 am
Haven't done this in a while, and there's a never-ending flow of them coming out all the time  
Top five things (any thing at all) you feel are overrated.
Nick: Richard Manuelbeforetheflood on June 17th, 2011 07:57 am (UTC)
Working a job that you enjoy going to everyday
Pets that aren't dogs

Managed to avoid music artists, tv shows and movies, somehow.
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Nick: Edgar Martinezbeforetheflood on June 17th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Nothing to do with the riots.

OK, this was a terrible answer. I was drinking. I actually dig both, but I'm a sports fan. It annoys me that, being in Washington State, that my facebook is all of a sudden flooded with Canucks "fans". And a lot of my social circle are from my involvement in the local music scene, so I encounter a lot of hipsters (sorry, lack of a better term) that like hockey and soccer because it's not that popular here. At least that's how it seems. People I know who have always hated sports are jumping on Canucks and Sounders bandwagons because, what? It's alternative or something. This is a personal gripe, and I suppose it's pretty stupid. But yeah, not overrated.
before and after science: my pet monstersmallvictories on June 18th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
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Nickbeforetheflood on June 17th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
I did this kind of hastily. I just switched from a job I loved to a job with benefits.
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cut_dead on June 17th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
I always knew at heart that multitasking is bogus. It's as though the only reason it's become such a desirable employability trait is that it gives off the illusion that one can manage a frantic workload, despite nothing ever getting done.
Nickbeforetheflood on June 17th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Being in the cooking industry for the alst twelve years has instilled an instinct of multitasking in me that annoys the living piss out of my wife. Sometimes I brush my teeth while I pee. It's habitual. I agree with you, it's ridiculous, however a job as a line cook might be the exception.

Smart phones are tricky. I don't really use mine as an entertainment device, but it sure is convenient for little things like looking up movie showtimes, public transportation schedules, directions and figuring out who that one guy from that one movie who was also in that one thing is. Plus, you can like, read books on it.
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Nickbeforetheflood on June 18th, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
It's like an extgra ten or so bucks a month. Depends on the person whether it's worth it. Though I suspect, you don't know how convenient it is til you have it.

It's really person to person. I'm not arguing necessity, just convenience.
Reuben: Peter Falkdiscotarantula on June 18th, 2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
can't plan ahead things like setting fantasy lineups b/c managers announce their lineups like 45 minutes before the game, if you're going to be anywhere at that time...

i also do deliveries, so the GPS comes in handy as well. can't plan ahead for that either cuz it's based on whoever calls and whether or not i know where their street is...

and finally, you can't plan ahead inane arguments you're going to have with friends at dinner. wikipedia and imdb make conversations 30% less annoying, 90% more factual!
Nickbeforetheflood on June 19th, 2011 09:20 am (UTC)
True dat.
Reuben: Malcolm Xdiscotarantula on June 17th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
star wars universe
hating on facebook
the typical sports narrative (will and perseverance overcomes your humanness)
neil patrick harris
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Reuben: Calvin Johnsondiscotarantula on June 18th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
never seen it
i don't think i would like it but not because of that. i have no issue with mythologizing fictional characters, for instance. but i do think the mythologizing of real athletes puts unnecessary scrutiny on them and also teaches young fans all the wrong lessons about life.

humanizing athletes/sports is not only more correct but more interesting as well.
before and after science: fire walk with mesmallvictories on June 18th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
singing in key
a driver's license
Nickbeforetheflood on June 19th, 2011 09:24 am (UTC)
I dunno. Singing in key has its upsides.

before and after science: bionic womansmallvictories on June 20th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
hahaha, well.

i guess my beef against on-key comes from having a sing-a-long on a road trip last week and loving the off-kilter/imperfect voices. i enjoy that a whole lot more than autotune.