“I messed up and forgot to get something for my long-distance girlfriend for Valentine’s Day last year,” says Kyle, a college student in South Carolina. Soon after, he got this card in the mail…evidence that his girlfriend had morphed into some unholy hybrid of a 9-year-old girl and @horse_ebooks.
related: Public Displays of Long-Distance Affection
extra credit: Radiohead or Horse_ebooks?
FILED UNDER: crazypants · most popular notes of 2013 · sig o · Valentine's Day
Steve in Los Angeles says his dog has been having some separation anxiety, typically crying for about 30 minutes to an hour after Steve leaves for work. He recently found this oh-so-helpful advice taped to his front door. (His response: “WTF?!”)
Steve, just to put things in perspective, you might want to take a look at the Chicago approach:
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FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · Chicago · dogs · Los Angeles · neighbors · noise · warning
(As always, just click on the image to enlarge.)
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FILED UNDER: college life · library · TL;DR
Cynthia in San Francisco says she was about to check the class schedule at her gym when she saw that their website was no longer operational. “There is so much YES going on here,” she says, of the screenshots she was able to grab. “I barely make it to the gym anyway and this is a great excuse to quit altogether. I’m more of a yoga person anyhow!”
related: The Mad Bomber
extra credit: Burger King Twitter Hacked, Turned into McDonalds [gizmodo.com]
FILED UNDER: gym · money · posted online · San Francisco
For a while now, our submitter in Australia says his neighbors — a couple in their mid-40s — have been complaining about his family’s “excessive noise.” It started, he says, with complaints about the sounds generated by their pool filter and their dryer.
“We accommodated by turning the filter off at night and reducing usage of the dryer,” he says, “but it escalated to them complaining about us talking inside our house with all the windows closed and the air conditioner running (during the day, mind you). Then they began coming over, literally banging on our door, complaining that the kids were being too loud while playing outside.”
David says the neighbors also started calling to complain to the real estate company from whom his family rents the house. The company’s response, below, made for a satisfying conclusion to the whole affair.
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FILED UNDER: Australia · landlords and property managers · most popular notes of 2013 · neighbors · noise · oh snap
Rachel in New York City says one of her students proudly presented her with this card, adding, “I think it speaks for itself.”
related: Happy Valentine’s Day to the groaner upstairs
FILED UNDER: heart · kids · most popular notes of 2013 · New York · schools & teachers · signed with love · Valentine's Day
All alone this Valentine’s Day? Well…more Cheetos for you!
(Thanks to Brodie in Nova Scotia and redditor ajbollom. May they rest in peace.)
related: That’s just [sic]
FILED UNDER: heart · not-so-veiled threats · signed with love · xoxo
It turns out Harry Potter had more than a little in common with his jerk of a father. (And yes, James Potter was a jerk — Yahoo! Answers says so!)
Meanwhile, on Diagon Alley…
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extra credit: How P-A Harry Potter fans deal with junk mail
extra extra credit: We Are Wizards [hulu.com]
FILED UNDER: neighbors · noise · p.s.
Writes Jonathan in the UK: “Nick, bless him, diligently cleans the office microwave when he’s at work every Sunday morning. By Monday, the smell of bleach has usually gone. However, I think the latest soup splattering may have pushed him over the edge.”
related: If you thought your microwave was dirty…
FILED UNDER: food · microwave · office · U.K.
Writes our submitter: “My fourth-grade son had to fill out an application for a classroom job at school. His first choice was ‘Cubby Monitor.’ (The cubby is where the student place their coats and book bags during the school day.) Apparently, the young lady that currently does the job is apparently not living up to his expectations!”
related: The Parent Tax
FILED UNDER: kids