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Do you rent or own? Do you hate your neighbors? Are you paying too much for bills? What are you cooking for dinner tonight? How many cars do you have? Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced? Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation? How long is your work commute? Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy? Are you married? Engaged? Living with a significant other? Have any kids? How many kids do you want? How many kids do you wish you didn't have? Prefer fur babies instead? How many hours do you get to use the computer a day? How awesome is it to clean and organize your home? How many hours of exercise do you get a day? Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money? When did you realize that politics actually effect your life? Are video games appealing anymore? How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?

I think we need a roll call. It's becoming a day care center in here. Use this thread to ask and answer questions pertaining to being an adult.

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Should I be worried about my Further Pure Mathematics skill (which is slightly above bad) if I wish to get a job in science?

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How do you cook white rice well? Everytime I make it, it always comes out too mushy.

1. Boil water on the stove
2. Add rice when water is boiling, usually 2 parts water to 1 part rice
3. Let it sit in boiling water for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
4. Lower the temperature, let the rice sit in warm water to simmer for 20 minutes

Then i check on it if the water is absorbed. I'm not that great about exact measurements so sometimes the water is boiled away before the rice is fully cooked, or there's a little too much water. It's probably not a good idea to add more water or drain it so late into the cooking process, but I do it sometimes so as not to waste the food.

I want my rice to not have any hard chewy bits in the center, but I also don't want it to be fluffy like mashed potatoes. Just some nice hearty grains. Sometimes I get it out of random circumstance but most of the time I mess it up.

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40oz said:

Do you rent or own?

I live in my parents' apartment, owned by them. Maybe I should buy my flat to stop the social pressure.

Do you hate your neighbors?

Nope. They're OK. I also don't socialize much with them.

Are you paying too much for bills?

Probably moderately. It's a four room flat.

What are you cooking for dinner tonight?

Usually meat and potatos.

How many cars do you have?

I drive my dad's car. Lack of parking space and rare times I drive make me reluctant to buy my own.

Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?

If the car's on me, sure.

Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?

In the city: public transport. Away: the personal car is much better.

How long is your work commute?

35 minutes a trip.

Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?

Nope. Things are fine.

Are you married? Engaged? Living with a significant other? Have any kids?

No. Maybe I should, because of social pressure.

How many kids do you want?

3.

How many kids do you wish you didn't have?

More than 3?

Prefer fur babies instead?

Those aren't humans, so no. But I like pets.

How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?

10-11, because of hobbies too.

How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?

Nice but time consuming.

How many hours of exercise do you get a day?

One per week? Heh.

Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?

It's not that shocking.

When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?

When I saw people dying because of incompetence.

Are video games appealing anymore?

Not really, unless I didn't find the right game now yet.

How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?

A few days. It happens stupidly often. Crap technology and products.

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40oz said:

How do you cook white rice well? Everytime I make it, it always comes out too mushy.

Take some rice in a pot and pour water. Wash the rice. Then replace the water.
The ratio between the rice and water should be something like 1:3-4.

Put the pot of rice and water on the stove at full flame. Leave it like this. When the water seems to have been mostly gone(little holes with bubbles coming out), lower the flame to a minimum and cover the pot with a lid. Leave it like this until the water has finally run out.

I never measure the time taken. Its like instinct:you just know.

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Q: Do you rent or own?
A: I own.

Q: Do you hate your neighbors?
A: I don't see them much.

Q: Are you paying too much for bills?
A: No, bills are not an issue.

Q: What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
A: Probably pick something up while I'm out.

Q: How many cars do you have?
A: I have one POV.

Q: Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?
A: I get my vehicle serviced. (I am capable of doing it myself though)

Q: Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?
A: Owning. I usually ride in vehicles with 5-10 people.

Q: How long is your work commute?
A: I basically live at work. (most of the time. On leave right now woooooo)

Q: Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?
A: New PVT's annoy the shit out of me sometimes.

Q: Are you married?
A: Nope.

Q: Engaged?
A: yep.

Q: Living with a significant other?
A: When I'm back on the West coast, otherwise I stay in the HO Bay.

Q: Have any kids?
A: No.

Q: How many kids do you wish you didn't have?
A: None. (undecided)

Q: Prefer fur babies instead?
A: Kiss my ass, punk bitch.

Q: How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?
A: When home quite a bit, at work on and off. (work related use)

Q: How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?
A: It's awesome that Non-trainers and trainers get to do all that for me.

Q: How many hours of exercise do you get a day?
A: 0530 to 0630.

Q: Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?
A: Not at all.

Q: When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?
A: The day Obama stepped out of the shadows.

Q: Are video games appealing anymore?
A: They are, but it's tough to get into them now days being busy.

Q: How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?
A: Last week.

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Q Do you rent or own?
A I own a pretty small 2 bedroom home.

Q Do you hate your neighbors?
A No, my Neighbors to the right of me keep to themselves & the Neighbors to the left of me come out to say hi & give my Dog table scraps occasionally.

Q Are you paying too much for bills?
A I'm on a pretty tight budget, but I do seem to make ends meet every month somehow, I suppose if I really was desperate I could get rid of my Cable & that would save me quite a bit of cash.

Q What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
A Tacos

Q How many cars do you have?
A Just 1

Q Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?
A I get it serviced

Q Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?
A Owning

Q How long is your work commute?
A About 5 minutes

Q Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?
A Yep, there's a new guy that was just hired that works across from me, all he does is complain all day.

Q Are you married?
A No

Q Engaged?
A No

Q Living with a significant other?
A No

Q Have any kids?
A No

Q How many kids do you want?
A When I was younger I liked the idea of having kids, but kids sound less appealing now. So zero I guess.

Q How many kids do you wish you didn't have?
A More than zero

Q Prefer fur babies instead?
A Absolutely, I've got 2 cats & a Dog & I need more.

Q How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?
A About 10

Q How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?
A It's alright, I do most my cleaning on Sunday, except dishes which get washed every day.

Q How many hours of exercise do you get a day?
A Ever since starting loading trucks at UPS I stopped exercising. My 3 trucks run through the industrial section of town so I end up lifting thousands of pounds worth of packages every day. I'm way stronger now than when I was actually working out on a schedule in the Air Force.

Q Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?
A Actually I'm kinda shocked that I'm able to live as cheaply as I do. My only real complaint with costs is how dame expensive a month's worth of food is.

Q When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?
A Well I was forced into getting health care, so I guess that's when.

Q Are video games appealing anymore?
A Mostly no, but every one in awhile there is a game that gets me excited, the most recent being Yooka-Laylee.

Q How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?
A A few months, it was the bulb in the bathroom.

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40oz said:

How do you cook white rice well? Everytime I make it, it always comes out too mushy.

1. Boil water on the stove
2. Add rice when water is boiling, usually 2 parts water to 1 part rice
3. Let it sit in boiling water for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
4. Lower the temperature, let the rice sit in warm water to simmer for 20 minutes

Then i check on it if the water is absorbed. I'm not that great about exact measurements so sometimes the water is boiled away before the rice is fully cooked, or there's a little too much water. It's probably not a good idea to add more water or drain it so late into the cooking process, but I do it sometimes so as not to waste the food.

I want my rice to not have any hard chewy bits in the center, but I also don't want it to be fluffy like mashed potatoes. Just some nice hearty grains. Sometimes I get it out of random circumstance but most of the time I mess it up.

I use this method for stovetop rice. It generally works out great: http://www.finecooking.com/articles/how-to/cook-rice-perfectly.aspx?pg=0

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esselfortium said:

I use this method for stovetop rice. It generally works out great: http://www.finecooking.com/articles/how-to/cook-rice-perfectly.aspx?pg=0


Thanks

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Is it more or less economical to use public transportation compared to owning a car?

If you account for the costs of owning a vehicle a month:

1. Payments
2. Insurance
3. Fuel
4. Maintenance (oil changes, cleaning, wiper blades, lights, etc.)
5. Annual Inspection (divide by twelve for each month)
6. Annual Vehicle Registration (divide by twelve for each month)
7. Unexpected costs (accidents, breakdowns, etc., budget a realistic number)

vs.

1. Train/Bus/Cab fare each work day
2. Time (if you can put a number value on it)


I'm not entirely sure how to estimate the costs ahead of time. I guess I'd have to try it one day and assume it will always cost that much. I'm just curious if people use public transportation regularly for their work commutes. I hate driving sometimes and it seems relaxing to sit on a bus or train and read or listen to music before going to work.

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Transportation also is dependent on where you live versus where you work. For example, working in a major city means the cost of living will likely be radically more expensive in all ways as opposed to commuting in from somewhere outside the city. It also really depends on what you drive (practical vs impractical). Here's my take on pub transit vs car

Commute: 50ish km
pub transit -> 1 hour 30 minutes (provided no problems)
driving -> average of 45-50 minutes if you follow the speed limits and traffic allowing. Worst time has been 1.5 hours, best time has been 34 minutes.

cost:
pub transit -> roughly 27 dollars/day
driving -> roughly 18 dollars/day

monthly cost for car: 145 for insurance.
> can go anywhere, anytime

pub transit costs > more than $3/bus ride, limited routes, lot of walking involved for basic needs.

Having lived with and without vehicles, I can safely say I'd never go without. Pub transportation is unreliable, dirty, disgusting, obnoxious, and annoying to me. Driving saves a LOT of time that can be put towards other things. Time is extremely valuable.

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40oz said:

How do you cook white rice well? Everytime I make it, it always comes out too mushy.

This is one thing I can do really well. Here's fraggle's guide to making good rice:

1. Buy good rice, not cheap crap. It makes a big difference. Tilda are an example of good rice. Get basmati rice. If you're worried about the price, you can usually buy big (~15kg) bags of good rice if you go to the right supermarkets - that'll help you save on the cost.

2. Wash the rice before you cook it. You want to get a lot of the starch off it before you cook it. You can just do this in the same saucepan you use to cook it. Pour some water in and sort of "knead" (don't know how to best describe it) the rice. You'll notice the water gets really cloudly from the starch that comes off. Pour off the water and repeat until the water is mostly clear, then you're ready to cook it.

3. Put rice in saucepan with some fresh water. You want to get the right amount of water to cook it just right. My rule of thumb is to have about 1 cm of water covering the rice - you can put your fingertip in the water to judge how much water is in there, it makes a useful measuring stick.

4. Turn on the heat and boil off all the water. Don't put the lid on the saucepan if it has one. The end result should be to have a saucepan full of cooked rice with little to no water left, and you shouldn't need to strain it off. Don't turn off the heat too early or get scared if it sizzles a bit at the end. If in doubt stick a fork in there and you can reassure yourself it's not burning or anything.

If you still struggle then buy a rice cooker and it will basically take care of 3 and 4 for you. Hope this helps.

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Q: Do you rent or own?
A: Neither, due to circumstances regarding a failed relationshit. I moved back with my parents, but I do pay for my share of food and utilities, as well as purchased better net that they can use. I guess I kinda rent then?

Q: Do you hate your neighbors?
A: My only neighbors are my grandparents on my dad's side, so definitely not.

Q: Are you paying too much for bills?
A: I keep within my means pretty well I'd say.

Q: What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
A: Haven't decided. Usually don't cook though.

Q: How many cars do you have?
A: I own one car myself. Possibly two soon, we'll see.

Q: Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?
A: I have done all my service myself (except tires). Including oil changes, brakes including calipers on the front, pads, and rotors, I have done front ball joints, shocks all around, did a radiator coolant flush once, fuel filter change, installed aftermarket exhaust and intake myself. Probably a few other things as well.

Q: Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?
A: Owning for sure. I hate people.

Q: How long is your work commute?
A: It varies. I have a job in a service industry, so I cam ride anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours. I also have a company vehicle to ride in, instead of my personal vehicle.

Q: Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?
A: Not anymore. :)

Q: Are you married?
A: No. And probably never, now.

Q: Engaged?
A: See above.

Q: Living with a significant other?
A: N/A

Q: Have any kids?
A: No. Thank the powers that be.

Q: How many kids do you wish you didn't have?
A: N/A

Q: Prefer fur babies instead?
A: Cats are cool I guess.

Q: How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?
A: 5-8 weekdays, all day weekends. Unless I have business to attend to. I have no social life essentially, so I just stay home all the time outside work.

Q: How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?
A: I keep my room pretty straight, it's cool.

Q: How many hours of exercise do you get a day?
A: 5-8, light to demanding physical activity at work. I don't purposefully exercise. Have lost 20 lbs since 3 years though.

Q: Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?
A: It's not that bad. My budget for the future seems simple enough as well.

Q: When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?
A: The day Obama stepped out of the shadows. ('Du Mhan Yhu' said it well enough)

Q: Are video games appealing anymore?
A: They're my second life outside work.

Q: How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?
A: In my home? A few years actually. LEDs are great.

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40oz said:

How do you cook white rice well? Everytime I make it, it always comes out too mushy.

Controversial topic.

I agree with Fraggle's 1 and 2 - get basmati, and wash it, can't empahsise the "wash it" enough, makes all the difference. But I would cook it in freshly boiled water, rather than cold. The amount of water is a key detail - it should be enough to cover, and then go above the rice by a small, but not insignificant, amount - how small and not insignificant will depend on the quantity of rice; on average it should at least cover your fingertip (if the rice comes out a bit sticky then put a bit less water in). Then put a lid on the pan and turn the gas to around two-thirds of the way to maximum and ignite. After around 4-5 minutes most of the water above the rice will have boiled off, and the surface of the rice will have lots of little craters. At this point, turn the gas very low - like really low. Let the rice cook like this for a further 7 minutes or so. then kill the heat and leave it to stand for 5 minutes. I like to cook rice with either coconut milk or cinnamon bark, for flavour.

40oz said:

Have any kids?

I have an 8 week old daughter - being a dad is nice.

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Q Do you rent or own?
A Rent. Small house.

Q Do you hate your neighbors?
A Never saw them before

Q Are you paying too much for bills?
A Nope. I don't pay bills, just for rent and it very cheap.

Q What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
A Dumplings

Q How many cars do you have?
A Would like to have.

Q Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?
A ...

Q Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?
A Owning

Q How long is your work commute?
A About 15 minutes

Q Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?
A Yep, fat asshole with childish intellect.

Q Are you married?
A No

Q Engaged?
A No

Q Living with a significant other?
A No

Q Have any kids?
A Never!!!

Q How many kids do you want?
A No one!!! NEVER!

Q How many kids do you wish you didn't have?
A No one!!! NEVER!

Q Prefer fur babies instead?
A No. I love snakes.

Q How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?
A About 7 hours, at weekend about 22 hours.

Q How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?
A Is it awesome?

Q How many hours of exercise do you get a day?
A No one.

Q Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?
A Now it doesn't matter.

Q When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?
A When i lost my job and prices in shops became too high.

Q Are video games appealing anymore?
A Nope. Even Doom 2016 doesn't excite me as it could be when i was younger.

Q How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?
A I don't remember.

So? Did i pass a test?

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Q: Do you rent or own?
A: I "own" a 2-bedroom apartment (or at least in 30 years I'll own it :P )

Q: Do you hate your neighbors?
A: No, they all seem OK

Q: Are you paying too much for bills?
A: I get by with some bucks to spare each month

Q: What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
A: Nothing :D

Q: How many cars do you have?
A: None

Q: Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?
A: I have never owned a car. I changed tyres on my mom's car once in '97. I can refill windshield liquid and maybe change a bulb on the work cars if I need to, but they all get serviced otherwise.

Q: Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?
A: PT. Owning a car would destroy my budget, I'd have no "fun money" left if i got a car.

Q: How long is your work commute?
A: Depends on where I'm working, but usually between 15-35 minutes

Q: Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?
A: Only temps drive me crazy, I'm fine with collegues

Q: Are you married?
A: No

Q: Engaged?
A: No

Q: Living with a significant other?
A: Yes, for nine years now

Q: Have any kids?
A: One

Q: How many kids do you wish you didn't have?
A: Heh, I'm fine with having one. Any more would screw up my time for recreational stuff

Q: Prefer fur babies instead?
A: I had a rat once, but pets are even more helpless than kids, so no.

Q: How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?
A: 2 to 3 i guess, sometimes it's gaming, the rest is music and browsing

Q: How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?
A: It's not so bad when the chores are split between 2 (and a half)

Q: How many hours of exercise do you get a day?
A: Seven and a half? On average, a scaffold builder handles about 7 metric tons of metal during one day. I don't need to go to the gym, to put it like that.

Q: Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?
A: Well, yes.

Q: When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?
A: When I was a kid. Russia is not that far away, and both my parents are kinda leftist, so I became aware of politics quite early.

Q: Are video games appealing anymore?
A: Not at all. I'll usually buy a new Worms game once in a while to play online with my brother, other than that I haven't bought anything since Starcraft 2 ep 1, which I got tired of real quick. I don't care much for online gaming, and most modern games are so time-consuming. I'd rather spend 4 hours on band practice than 4 hours learning the controls of a new game.

Q: How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?
A: About 3 months.

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durian said:

Controversial topic.

I agree with Fraggle's 1 and 2 - get basmati, and wash it, can't empahsise the "wash it" enough, makes all the difference. But I would cook it in freshly boiled water, rather than cold. The amount of water is a key detail - it should be enough to cover, and then go above the rice by a small, but not insignificant, amount - how small and not insignificant will depend on the quantity of rice; on average it should at least cover your fingertip (if the rice comes out a bit sticky then put a bit less water in). Then put a lid on the pan and turn the gas to around two-thirds of the way to maximum and ignite. After around 4-5 minutes most of the water above the rice will have boiled off, and the surface of the rice will have lots of little craters. At this point, turn the gas very low - like really low. Let the rice cook like this for a further 7 minutes or so. then kill the heat and leave it to stand for 5 minutes.

Sounds like we're 90% in agreement and the remaining 10% is stuff I don't have a strong opinion on. I agree abut leaving it to stand though - that extra time for the remaining moisture to evaporate off really helps.

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Yeah the points at which we diverge aren't ones about which I have strong convictions - it's just the only way I know how to do it :)

Brown rice is still somewhat mysterious to me.

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1. Rent
2. Nope, they seem really nice, and they're all very quiet.
3. Nope
4. Probably leftover stew
5. Ine, a Subaru Outback
6. I do most of my own work, except for the oil.
7. Owning a vehicle.
8. N/A, I don't work anymore
9. N/A, I don't work anymore
10. Yes, married for 3 years next month
11. Already married
12. Living with my wife
13. No kids, except our cats
14. None
15. Eh?
16. I very much prefer fur babies, specifically cats
17. As many as I want
18. Very clean, but just mostly organized
19. Depends on my mood
20. Never gave it a thought
21. High school
22. Yes, very much so.
23. About four weeks.

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-I rent my house. It's small but I feel it's a great value for the money.
-I have a neighbor who is nice enough, but he's the most boring person and talks too much.
-Bills are always paid but I certianly don't have much to spare. Still in a traineeship so the wage is somewhat low.
-The missus will probably cook it, but maybe a pasta bake with lots of chopped veggies? Just a guess though.
-One car.
-Sometimes get it serviced, sometimes change the oil myself, sometimes when dad is in town he decides to do it for me which is awesome.
-I much prefer driving, unless it's in crowded city traffic. I dont mind moderate to light traffic at all though, then I can happily drive for quite a while.
-About 60-70 minutes getting to work, then the same getting home.
-Happily married.
-Not currently planning on kids.
-Currently have an adorable 10 year old german shepard. Comparing owning a pet to having a baby seems very strange to me.
-Some days I have the luxury of field work, but most days I'm in the office, so far too many hours. When I come home I want to play doom or do doomy things for a while, so it stacks up. Once I'm fully employed, I'll be switching over to field work as much as possible.
-A clean house feels nice, so I try to keep it relatively clean, but if it's messy I don't freak out or anything, I just wait til I (and the missus) have the energy to clean.
-I don't get enough cardiovascular exercise in, I lift a bit of weights though.
-I had an idea that coming by money meant pissing away 70% of your life to "the man". I came to accept that frustrating fact before I was even employed, but the idea is to get high enough up that the money is at least worth the time.
-I had an idea that politics were important from a young age. I was taught in childhood that the government is in charge of legislation and allocation of tax dollars, so it's always been something that's interested me. Even when it's frustrating or depressing, I always try to stay politically informed.
-Doom is still appealing, but I miss out on 99% of new releases and modern smash hits. I frankly just don't have the time between work, home life, and how much more fun Doom is than any of them anyway.
-I changed a light bulb about two weeks ago in my bathroom. Also this is the worst question on the list.
-Hopefully you didn't waste your time reading all this.

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Q: Do you rent or own?
A: I own a house.

Q: Do you hate your neighbors?
A: The neighbors to my left are great the ones to the right are not so much.

Q: Are you paying too much for bills?
A: No.

Q: What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
A: Tacos.

Q: How many cars do you have?
A: I own two vehicles.

Q: Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?
A: I get my vehicle serviced. Although it is quite easy doing an oil change.

Q: Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?
A: Owning a vehicle.

Q: How long is your work commute?
A: Work commute varies depending on the location of job site.

Q: Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?
A: Yes. Two of them actually.

Q: Are you married?
A: Yes.

Q: Engaged?
A: Not anymore.

Q: Living with a significant other?
A: I live with my wife.

Q: Have any kids?
A: Not yet.

Q: How many kids do you wish you didn't have?
A: I'm open to having kids.

Q: Prefer fur babies instead?
A: Got a couple of dogs.

Q: How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?
A: When I'm off work, I am on compute quite a bit. Probably too much.

Q: How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?
A: Yeah it's pretty awesome.

Q: How many hours of exercise do you get a day?
A: I'd say like 2 hours a day.

Q: Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?
A: No.

Q: When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?
A: When I started working and paying taxes.

Q: Are video games appealing anymore?
A: I don't really feel the draw to play many new video game anymore.

Q: How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?
A: I change them on an ongoing basis.

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40oz said:

Do you rent or own? Do you hate your neighbors?

I own and my neighbors have never bothered me

Are you paying too much for bills?

Not really.

What are you cooking for dinner tonight?

Enchiladas and fried rice.

How many cars do you have? Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?

2 vehicles and I manually do most minor maintenance.

Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?

Public transportation doesn't exist around here.

How long is your work commute?

Literally a 90 second drive to the shop. During the summer I just walk or ride bike. However, once I get there my real commute takes place and that can be anything from 10 minutes to 4 hours round trip.

Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?

Of course. Thankfully I work solo most of the time.

Are you married? Engaged? Living with a significant other? Have any kids? How many kids do you want? How many kids do you wish you didn't have?

None of that.

How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?

2-4 hours generally.

How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?

Bleh.

How many hours of exercise do you get a day?

20-30 minutes worth maybe.

Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?

It really doesn't.

When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?

I'm still waiting for such a revelation to slap me in the face.

Are video games appealing anymore?

Honestly, not really, or at least not as much as they used to.

How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?

Fuck if I know.

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Q: Do you rent or own?
A: Rent

Q: Do you hate your neighbors?
A: As much as I can without it making me physically sick

Q: Are you paying too much for bills?
A: Average I'd say, maybe a little less than

Q: What are you cooking having for dinner tonight?
A: Dominos

Q: How many cars do you have?
A: Two

Q: Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?
A: Serviced

Q: Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?
A: Owning a vehicle, I "lived" on public transport until nearly 30, no desire to go back to that

Q: How long is your work commute?
A: 5 minutes

Q: Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?
A: No, just the customers who do that

Q: Are you married?
A: Yes

Q: Engaged?
A: No, the line is clear now

Q: Living with a significant other?
A: Yup, otherwise why would you have one?

Q: Have any kids?
A: Yes

Q: How many kids do you wish you didn't have?
A: All of them, j/k

Q: Prefer fur babies instead?
A: Yes

Q: How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?
A: Too much, but when I actually want to do something constructive though there's never any time

Q: How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?
A: Very

Q: How many hours of exercise do you get a day?
A: Whatever work gives me

Q: Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?
A: Yes, as I used to "account' my mother's (lack of) finances for her since I was a wee lad

Q: When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?
A: When I got fined for not voting

Q: Are video games appealing anymore?
A: Not really, but Doom is for life

Q: How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?
A: A while, I use the good ones

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It depends a lot on which city you live in whether public transport, car or bike is best. I know in Minneapolis biking is a popular mode of commuting, while In LA, car is king and in Boston The T (subway) is best. In Boston, it's much cheaper to take public transport. Boston has a monthly pass you can get for the train that costs the same amount as one month of auto insurance. So of all the expense of owning a car, you can commute for the price of just one single auto expenses. As far as time, it's still cheaper to take public transport as in many cities the public transport can be just as fast or faster than sitting in gridlock traffic. This is definitely true of Boston.

40oz said:

Thanks

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Is it more or less economical to use public transportation compared to owning a car?

If you account for the costs of owning a vehicle a month:

1. Payments
2. Insurance
3. Fuel
4. Maintenance (oil changes, cleaning, wiper blades, lights, etc.)
5. Annual Inspection (divide by twelve for each month)
6. Annual Vehicle Registration (divide by twelve for each month)
7. Unexpected costs (accidents, breakdowns, etc., budget a realistic number)

vs.

1. Train/Bus/Cab fare each work day
2. Time (if you can put a number value on it)


I'm not entirely sure how to estimate the costs ahead of time. I guess I'd have to try it one day and assume it will always cost that much. I'm just curious if people use public transportation regularly for their work commutes. I hate driving sometimes and it seems relaxing to sit on a bus or train and read or listen to music before going to work.

Decay said:

cost:
pub transit -> roughly 27 dollars/day


You are paying too much for car insurance public transport! Holy jeezus. No monthly pass??

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Q: Do you rent or own?
A: Rent

Q: Do you hate your neighbors?
A: Nope. Don't know them well mind.

Q: Are you paying too much for bills?
A: Uh, not a massive issue, but I'm not saving much.

Q: What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
A: Pre-made chicken breast. It'd part of a food delivery thing.

Q: How many cars do you have?
A: Just the one.

Q: Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?
A: I get my vehicle serviced.

Q: Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?
A: I mostly use public transportation for a bunch of reasons I'm not discussing here.

Q: How long is your work commute?
A: Less then 10 minuets on my pushbike.

Q: Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?
A: They're on the other side of the isle politically but we get on pretty well all things considered.

Q: Are you married?
A: Nope.

Q: Engaged?
A: Nope.

Q: Living with a significant other?
A: *sigh* Nope.

Q: Have any kids?
A: No.

Q: How many kids do you wish you didn't have?
A: Butts

Q: Prefer fur babies instead?
A: Doggos!

Q: How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?
A: Uhh I'd say about 5?

Q: How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?
A: I share house, so chores are split.

Q: How many hours of exercise do you get a day?
A: About 1 hour on my pushbike. I am currently joining a gym.

Q: Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?
A: Since money was moaned about constantly when I was growing up not much has come as a shock.

Q: When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?
A: Effect me directly? Hard to say. I have seen it effect people I care about though.

Q: Are video games appealing anymore?
A: Games themselves? Yes. 'Gamers'? Not so much.

Q: How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?
A: Few months maybe?

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I love extraneous surveys.

Q Do you rent or own?
A Rent a very small duplex.

Q Do you hate your neighbors?
A My neighbors are mostly in-laws, as we all live on a strip of duplexes. I have a gay older neighbor who loves Doom, which is very cool, but I also have neighbors on the other side of my duplex that belong in a John Waters movie, which is sometimes aggravating, but mostly hilarious.

Q Are you paying too much for bills?
A My partner is paying for all that right now. I'm running a home business, but it's taking awhile to get going, so I'm not making an income right now.

Q What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
A Whatever leftovers we have, or I might eat at my parents'.

Q How many cars do you have?
A Just one

Q Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?
A I'll be honest, my dad helps me out with all that. I don't know shit about cars.

Q Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?
A They're both about equally shitty, but I'm probably gonna go with ownership, because it's faster.

Q How long is your work commute?
A I work at home, so about 10 seconds.

Q Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?
A Does myself count?

Q Are you married?
A Nah dawg

Q Engaged?
A Nope

Q Living with a significant other?
A Been in a 10-year-relationship, but have only been living with her for 3. And really, this is the first year we've been living alone, because the first two were with roommates. Thankfully, we've been around each other in private long enough that being around each other more than ever have before is no big deal.

Q Have any kids?
A Good god, no!

Q How many kids do you want?
A Parenthoods seems neat, and I get it. But I'd rather not have to deal with that level of responsibility. For fuck's sake, I'm still trying to take care of my damn self, along with making time to be attentive to the old lady and progress our thing, you know, all that. I mean, jeez, throwing a kid in there, you've got a complicated ass life. So it's just me and her, and our cats.

Q How many kids do you wish you didn't have?
A Huh?

Q Prefer fur babies instead?
A Four cats.

Q How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?
A Pfft, a lot man, like, probably 8-12 if not more because I work from home and the gaming/beat making stuff can eat up a lot of time too.

Q How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?
A Washing the dishes can be meditative. It feels very satisfying--spiritually satisfying, even--to get really nasty and dirty by cleaning your house, then to take a nice shower.

Q How many hours of exercise do you get a day?
A Exercise for me is usually taking long walks, lifting a few weights, aggressively drumming (if you're fast and loud, you will wear yourself the fuck out, I'm tellin' ya), some calisthenics, stretching, etc. That might take up an hour a day or so, and I would say I exercise most days.

Q Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?
A I'm 31, but I'm still trying to transition into that whole "making my own money" thing. I've received financial support my entire life. Maintaining a job has always been an awkward, scary, confusing thing for me and I've sort of settled into the freelance home business thing as a desperate attempt to create a form of employment I feel I can handle...Ssssooooo long story short, I'll answer that question when my business takes off (and goddammit it better!).

Q When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?
A I'm apolitical. I learn bits and pieces about what's going on but don't feel compelled to align to any particular faction or persuasion. I don't feel particularly affected, but I think that's largely because I'm unaware of what's going on.

Q Are video games appealing anymore?
A I find myself feeling a disconnect from contemporary games, I think because the otherworldly nature of old school 3D and pixel art, along with the low-fidelity music, created something that wasn't quite animation, cinema, theater, storybook. It was something very different. Now games and everything else kinda are bleeding into each other, so its like super normalized now. I guess that kinda kills a lot of the magic. So I primarily play older games, games I grew up with or new ones I discover, or sometimes a random Newgrounds game that has a retro feel.

Q How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?
A What, I'm supposed to have done that by now?

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40oz said:

Do you rent or own?

rent, about to buy a house. it's forcing me to put alot on hold.

Do you hate your neighbors?

no, I'v dope houses near by but they leave me alone.

Are you paying too much for bills?

no. I fix my car, I buy meat from a butcher for about $2 a pound. Local non industrial meat. I fix my computer and buy most things online for a good price.

How many cars do you have?

one, I'v had 6. I buy used from criagslist, I check the cars myself for rust, frame damage and over all condition of the car. I do not buy new no matter what.

Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced?

I change mine mostly but if I'm lacking in time I just get it serviced.

Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation?

public transportation sucks around here, when I'm in chicago Use public though. I drive in every other city I go to.

How long is your work commute?

7 minutes

Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy?

I fix all of their mistakes with hard work and a hammer at times, so all of them.

Are you married?

been with my wife for 10 years, married for 2.

Have any kids?

3, 7yr old boy, 2yr old girl, 1 last one coming out in a couple of months

How many kids do you want?

omgcutmyballsoff

Prefer fur babies instead?

I like my cat. Felix, I'v been meaning to post a picture of her on the your pets thread.

How many hours do you get to use the computer a day?

I use alot of computers at work. at home I don't watch tv so my only entertainment is my pc mostly.

How awesome is it to clean and organize your home?

I hate it

How many hours of exercise do you get a day?

I work hard for 8-10 hours a day, I'v lost 60 pounds since I'c started this job(2 years ago)

Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money?

yes

When did you realize that politics actually effect your life?

the recession

Are video games appealing anymore?

yup, because fuck tv and I'm a hermit.

How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?

a couple of months?

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40oz said:

Do you rent or own? Do you hate your neighbors? Are you paying too much for bills? What are you cooking for dinner tonight? How many cars do you have? Do you change your own oil or do you get your car serviced? Do you prefer owning a vehicle or public transportation? How long is your work commute? Do you have a coworker that's driving you crazy? Are you married? Engaged? Living with a significant other? Have any kids? How many kids do you want? How many kids do you wish you didn't have? Prefer fur babies instead? How many hours do you get to use the computer a day? How awesome is it to clean and organize your home? How many hours of exercise do you get a day? Did you ever imagine being an adult would cost so much money? When did you realize that politics actually effect your life? Are video games appealing anymore? How long has it been since you changed a light bulb?

I think we need a roll call. It's becoming a day care center in here. Use this thread to ask and answer questions pertaining to being an adult.

Rent, fucking loathe my neighbors (who scream and yell at all and every hour of the day. it being summer means the kids are doing it too). Nope, eating salad at work because I work nights. One car, get my car serviced, 20 or so minutes. Coworkers are great, single, love cats. I'm never NOT on the computer, cleaning the house is decently ok, yes, about a month ago, and yes.

I'm only 21, it's too early for me to adult.

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Own. Barely see them, and never hear them. I don't know how to answer that. Not cooking. One (each). Serviced (though I do top up the wiper fluid myself to make sure it's the -30 stuff). I drive everywhere nowadays, if not flying. The time it takes to walk down the stairs. No. Yes. N/A. Yes. No. None. N/A. Two awesome cats. Most of the time I am awake. Not very. Variable: a lot in the ski season; limited otherwise. Never thought about it. Since I first understood what politics were. Not vastly. A few months (LED bulb in kitty night light in bathroom).

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