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ooby
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Icon 1 posted January 30, 2005 22:50      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As I posted in a previous thread, there's a bit of a happy beginning going on with me. I've started seeing someone who's going to college and who can't get a job without suffering from poor grades (an entirely understandable predicament). I used to pride myself on my ability to find neat things to do in philly, but she lives a hop, skip, and a jump from the Big Apple. So I'm struggling to know what we can do together that is either inexpensive or free(ish) in the city. I think when the weather warms up, I'll be a bit more creative and have picnics and such.

Any ideas?

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Icon 1 posted January 31, 2005 04:32      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not sure what city you're in, and this is kind of dependent on your interests, but a lot of big cities (I'm thinking especially of my hometown, Chicago) have underground-ish theater. Non-profit theater, that is. Off-off-loop, it's called in Chicago. Tends to be relatively cheap, though not necessarily as cheap as a movie (maybe $10-$15 a person at the right theaters). Then, you can join the starving actors as they panhandle to pay for food ;-)

Anyway, that can serve as the basis for a full evening; a play often lasts 2-4 hours, plus an hour or two before or after just walking around the city, and maybe dinner somewhere cheap. Hope the relationship works out well for you!

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Icon 1 posted January 31, 2005 04:44      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ooby:
I'm struggling to know what we can do together that is either inexpensive or free(ish) in the city.

So, you're looking for something you and a young lady can do, preferably indoors, that won't cost a lot of money......

... and you really need to go online for suggestions?


/me wanders off muttering "The young people today ...."

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Icon 12 posted February 01, 2005 01:59      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To begin with, do not listen to any suggestions from Spungo or Zorro [Wink]

Otherwise, my advice would be to check out what strange and unusual places there are in the city. No, not the sort that the above mentioned might frequent, but an unusual landmark or historical place. Then you take the young lady there and show her.
You would be surprised how little people often know of where they live.

You can also know a lot by what her reaction is.

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2005 08:35      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well we can walk around New York all we want once it gets warm.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by ooby:
I'm struggling to know what we can do together that is either inexpensive or free(ish) in the city.

So, you're looking for something you and a young lady can do, preferably indoors, that won't cost a lot of money......

... and you really need to go online for suggestions?


/me wanders off muttering "The young people today ...."

Somehow I think there's prior art. [Wink]

I'm about to go into the near city now (NYC, but not Manhattan) - sure, it's a bit on the cold side, but that's never stopped me before. True, I'm going there for a specific reason, but hey - enjoy anything you can. [Smile]

Or something like that...never mind me...

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2005 15:46      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Check out the Village Voice for some underground/alt stuff to do, usually for cheap. [Smile]

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Icon 3 posted February 01, 2005 15:59      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
When in New York, Nitro and I like to go look at buildings, especially the Art Deco ones. The Chrysler Building has a gorgeous lobby, and worth a peek.

http://www.thecityreview.com/chryslerb.html

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2005 17:23      Profile for ewomack   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The Met! The Met! One of the biggest museums on the whole continental shelf... they have an entire pyramid in there... if you can't learn something about her there... then where?!?!?

Or you can steal my trick. When my wife and I were dating, I took her to a historical marker in our city: it marked the site of the first constructed house. I said "this is where the first house was built in this city. And I'm going to kiss you here." And I planted a gooshy one on her. We frequent that place a lot now.

And it was gooshy. Really gooshy.

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2005 18:13      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ewomack:
And I planted a gooshy one on her.
And it was gooshy. Really gooshy.

Ya know, Ed, considering where we are and all, (I mean, there's folk on this forum that hump sheep and ADMIT it, for the love of Pete!), it seems you owe us a little more detail. Maybe even a lot more detail.

So go ahead - describe this "really gooshy one.". (Nazi types please notice the punctuation occuring both within AND outside the ending quotation marks.)

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2005 21:10      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh bloody hell...

There's plenty of cheap things to do in NY. Walk around Midtown. Walk around Chinatown. Wander in Central Park. Check out the East Village. Check out Greenwich village. And most of the museums give students either free or heavily discounted admission.

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Another nice place to consider checking out is Battery Park. Admittedly, there's not too much going on down there right now, but it's still nice to watch the sun go down with the Statue of Liberty in sight. Oh yeah, and there's free WiFi somewhere nearby, IIRC. [Big Grin]

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Icon 13 posted February 03, 2005 19:59      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
So go ahead - describe this "really gooshy one.". (Nazi types please notice the punctuation occuring both within AND outside the ending quotation marks.)

Well since you called attention to it: you can't quote "really gooshy one" as an actual quote of ewomack's, since he never said that (only "a gooshy one" and "really gooshy"). Also, when you end your sentence on a quote, whether the text being extracted ends with a period or not, you always put the period on the inside of the quotation. This rule applies even when what's being quoted is just a single word. The only exception is when you are quoting a number or letter, like so:

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All she could see was a big red "9".

Mark was thoroughly disappointed when he saw that his grade was a "D".

If you were ending your sentence on a question mark, however, it would depend on whether the question mark pertains to the sentence as a whole and not just the quote.

... Mkay, I'll stop now. [Geek]

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You rock, TT! That's totally what I've been trying to say (and failling miserably at it!). Hmm, somehow the spelling of failling looks incorrect to me. [Frown]

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Icon 1 posted February 05, 2005 01:38      Profile for Twinkle Toes   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey, thanks [Big Grin] ... I'm glad there's at least one person I didn't annoy, heh. Of course, my punctuation and grammar and all that aren't always perfect, so others may feel free to correct me as well,... though that's not to say that I would take much stock of it, since it doesn't bother me as much as it does others here, and I probably *consciously* made the mistake(s)...

I love run-on sentences! They complement my real thought process [Razz] .

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There are quite a few free community-type things that you can do in the city. Go to the library; they usually have postings for events of that nature there. If both of you are interested in something, great, and if only one, then it'll be a good test to see how you react, cuz you'll be spending a lot of time doing things you won't like in the long run anyway. [Smile]
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Hehe, as for my grammar and spelling... I tend not to look things up, and, frankly havn't payed attention to any of that crap in English class since the third grade.

When it comes to posting on GC, or anywhere else for that matter, I tend not to care too much about the form my writing takes. However, in most other writing situations, I tend to get great praise on how well formed my writing is... Either that, or teachers complain because my one sentence paragraphs aren't run-on, thus they can't technically mark it wrong, but "All paragraphs have to be at least 7 sentences long!"... Idiots.

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Heh, I was taught that paragraphs are comprised of a minimum of three sentences. Later on, when I studied journalism, my professors tried to tell us that one sentence makes a paragraph. Used sparingly, one-sentence paragraphs are great at providing sudden emphasis, but in frequent use they just become poor composition.

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That's what you do... get her in a subjunctive mood... then conjugate! CONJUGATE!!!!! [ohwell]

I'm telling you, it was really really gooshy. As gooshy as gooshy gets. Whoo. And I mean "whoo!"

Like this: [Eek!]

Neither of us ever walked the same again.

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quote:
Originally posted by ewomack:

Neither of us ever walked the same again.

Sounds... Interesting [Razz] .

*cough* Anywho, one sentence paragraphs just happened to make their appearances in some of my essays. If I had the time to edit it (I'm a slacker..), then usually I could turn some of my one sentence paragraphs into multiple sentences. All I had to do was eliminate transitions in the sentence, and seperate it into several extra thoughts, instead of one large complete one.

I can't help but write that way when I'm trying to get information out. That's the way I think. All at once *poof* it's out there and done. No pauses in between [Razz]

'In class essays' were always tough for that reason [Razz]

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Do not hate the one-sentence paragraph.

Ambiguity is so much fun! [Smile]

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