Former facebook user here (I quit the site about six months ago and am never looking back)/parent:
It's first and foremost that they are proud of their children, or they think it's a particularly cute picture of their children and they want all their friends to see it. When I occasionally did this, I didn't worry much about the security element of it because my profile was locked down really tight to only genuine personal friends of mine who would have seen my child out in the world anyway. I also made my profile unsearchable, and didn't accept friend requests (only became friends with those I sought out myself).
Aside from that, I suppose it's possible that some of the parents who do this simply think their kids are cuter than they are. And, let's face it...they usually are. Parenting, in most cases, forces a change of outlook for people. It's suddenly well-understood - especially among friends that are all parents themselves - that posting pictures of yourself comes across as shallow, meaningless and as a means of fishing for compliments once you've brought a child, who is more important than you, now, into the world.
3.78 cumulative. I go to a community college also, for pre-requisites. I'm told the standards are the same as our regional university, so I feel pretty good about that GPA! I'm in my third year (because I've been half-time for the most part). It certainly hasn't been a walk in the park. Well, just the math part hasn't been. The rest is pretty cake for me. What makes everything even more difficult is raising a small child at the same time. Luckily I have family support and a lot of drive and determination to succeed.
I actually think GPA does somewhat reflect on intelligence, but it goes beyond just intelligence. It also has to do with maturity and dedication. Without all three, a student is pretty unlikely to earn a high GPA. I'm trying to qualify for nursing school, and I have no option but to take my studies very seriously, apply my intelligence and never slack. Good job to all my fellow students out there!
...scratches on the bottom of a 1910s-1920s era white porcelain sink? There are seemingly immortal stains on it too. I've already tried bleach, formula409, backing soda, vinegar, lemon juice and salt. Any ideas?
Haha! It's the real Phoenix Mr.Tate, luv back at ya! I RARELY log in here but do occasionally lurk...life's busy...I'm a full time college student with a two-year old so not much time these days, I hope you're well!!
(I only exact revenge when I feel it is an absolute necessity, and that by doing so I will be protecting myself or others from being trampled on undeservedly. But if driven to that kind of action, I don't hold back...you put me in that position and YOU will regret it, not me!)
...that only a Scorpio can truly make another Scorpio happy.
My dreamiest, supposedly most promising relationship with mister Pisces, ended a couple of months ago. I basically told him where to go after he suddenly started ignoring me, and being too aloof and mysterious...everything had begun so wonderfully, and I had the highest of hopes for that relationship. And then he lost his job, got depressed, started drinking and then took on 3 jobs - all bouncing jobs at various bars. His entire personality changed, and he was always tired, stressed, drunk or weirdly unavailable. Your basic jerk, really. He went from my Prince Charming to my worst nightmare - I can't stand being ignored, even a little bit. I couldn't stand him anymore, and broke it off.
I have now started dating a very persistent Scorpio, who (funny enough) works with my ex-pisces. lol, yeah, I completely get the dangers inherent in all of this. But, the Scorpio seems very genuine, very passionate, and is very kind to me and super-attentive which was what Pisces lacked. He says he is ready for a committment, and wants to have a family. These are good things. I am tired of the game.
Sigh, I will never understand why Pisces had to change so much, so suddenly. It was so disappointing. I was good to him, and he always told me he had never been happier. It just comes across as so WEAK to allow something like losing your job to make you devolve into this kid who can't do anything but drink and hang out with people who do nothing but drink. It's sad. But I am more than ready to move on with Scorpio. He seems to really have his life together, and he thinks Pisces is a complete idiot who is "so blind".
A Taurus coworker and myself had what you might call a cold war going on for about 6 months until finally I won (Sting!)...each of us would do tiny little things to make the other person's job more annoying to deal with, and every day it was "who's going to throw out a cruel one-liner first"...eventually all it took to wear her down was subtly hinting that I was documenting everything (EVERYTHING)...I would "accidentally" leave my copies that I would make of nasty notes she would leave for her crew, I would announce to everyone including her that I needed to make a phone call to the regional, and I would stare her down while she was being a cookiemonster and pretend to write in a little personal notebook that I kept hidden but handy...etc etc. I don't regret a single thing because now she respects me and we are actually quite friendly with each other, she admitted she was a cookiemonster who sucked at her job, and she took a step down. lol! She deserved all of it. I'd do it again if I had to.
I completely agree! A lot of this may have something to do with him being the middle child. And good job on deciding not to tell him to be quiet anymore...to a scorpio, indifference or annoyance (which we can sense even if it's not directly expressed) coming *especially* from a family member is devastating to us.