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It seems we all need a refresher on proper bathroom etiquette.  While these rules mostly apply strictly to men, women may take note as well since quite a few of the rules are universal.  Get your pen and paper ready, because if you take notes and study hard, you’ll vastly improve the quality of bathrooms across the globe, and that’s something we can all benefit from.

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I started having problems with my laptop last week.  My Macbook Pro is just over a year old (celebrated its birthday on the 5th of November), and all of a sudden last week the screen went completely black.  No backlight.  No nothing.  I was using it one minute, closed the lid to go hang out with a friend, then came home an hour later and opened the lid and it never came back on.  I had a mild panic attack.  And by mild…I mean that I freaked out.

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I’m home from my vacation now, wishing I’d taken another day or two off work to recuperate.  It was a long and wonderful vacation, but I’m sore and exhausted, and in dire need of a deep tissue massage.  On my flight home I was thinking back over my vacation and realized that I learned some things on my trip, not just about myself but about others as well.  Looking back now, having learned these things makes me even more glad I took the time and expense to make the trip to Florida.

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The allergy ninjas are dwindling in their numbers, but still managing to catch me off guard with a good bout of sneezes and an insatiable need to rub my eyes.  No longer do I wake up in the middle of the night running to grab tissues for my nose, but I do still wake up every morning practically unable to breathe.  I bought some Zyrtec and Sudafed a few weeks ago to help me with my congestion and scratchy throat and so forth, and they seemed to work for a little while.  Then I ran out and made a quick trip to the pharmacy to get some more.  Little did I realize that doing so would make me pop up in the system as a potential drug addict.

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There’s never been a point in my life where I felt compelled to enlist in any of the branches of the armed services.  I’ve never been compelled to be part of something greater than myself in that particular manner.  Never wanted the kind of camaraderie that comes with it.  No interest in it whatsoever.  But I have an unlimited amount of respect and admiration for those who do.

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