User Profile: Brooke Lorren

Brooke Lorren

Member Since: September 01, 2010

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  • [-4] February 17, 2015 at 10:46am

    Other than the fact that they look about as white as I do… my ancestry is 100% northern European/British/French/Viking…

  • [20] February 17, 2015 at 10:43am

    Their parents probably don’t have anything to take.

  • [-2] February 14, 2015 at 2:52pm

    Eeew, dogs. Good think that this guy likes them, because it did a good job. I’ll have to make sure that if I’m ever friends with Justin Ireland, that I never go into his gas station though. His dog might try to lick me.

    Disgusting dog licks aside, Thor did a good thing. I don’t have to like them to understand that.

  • [2] February 13, 2015 at 6:40pm

    While I agree with you on most of what you wrote here… what’s with the hostility towards fanfiction? Some fanfiction is actually good. I wrote some myself for NaNoWriMo last year.

    Or is it because it’s based on Twilight? Perhaps you’re on to something there.

    I suppose that even Twilight fanfiction might be worth a read, if the author took a mediocre book and actually made a decent book out of it. I have read neither Twilight nor 50 Shades, but from the sounds of it, it doesn’t seem like the author did take a mediocre book and make it great. It looks like the opposite happened.

    Still not a reason to bash fanfiction in general. I’m not saying that mine is the best (it’s still in the draft stages anyway) but there are some really good fanfic authors out there :-).

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  • [4] February 6, 2015 at 7:50pm

    My aunt does that full time. She goes to the Goodwill Outlet store and sells what she finds on eBay. My brother goes to garage sales and does the same thing, although not full time.

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  • [3] January 30, 2015 at 8:18am

    I don’t buy the pink stuff because I don’t want my dollars going to Planned Parenthood… the money goes to Komen, which sends some of their money to PP for “mammograms” even though PP doesn’t even do them.

  • [1] January 29, 2015 at 2:29pm

    It all depends on what you watch on TV too… my kids like to watch Minecraft videos most of the time… if the person making the videos uses curse words, my kids are not allowed to watch it. The Blaze is pretty safe to watch too.

  • [17] January 9, 2015 at 1:30am

    I agree. I’d probably read more Blaze articles if I knew what they were going to be about.

    I’m not really interested in reading stories about kittens or some guy who ate a mountain of hamburgers… if I read a headline reading “you wouldn’t believe what” or “you’ll never guess what happens” then I figure that it’s probably something I’m not interested. I wouldn’t believe what? It’s probably not important to my life, so NEXT… I wouldn’t guess what? Not even going to try guessing… probably not important, so not going to read it.

    On the other hand, maybe it is a story that I’d be interested in. You never know unless you tell me what I could read about in the headline.

  • [3] January 9, 2015 at 1:25am

    The pop unders don’t bother me the most. They take two seconds to get rid of… they’re normally gone from my computer before they even load.

    What REALLY bothers me are the videos that auto-play. I keep about 20 tabs open on my browser at a time (that way I don’t have to reload when I’m going to sites I’m at often… I use several tabs for my business. If I’m listening to The Blaze radio via iHeart, and all of a sudden I start hearing some random noise playing, it’s very annoying. I generally turn all sound off in Firefox until I finally find the offending tab.

    It’s just as bad when I’m off doing something else (my computer is on from the time I get up until the time I go to bed), and I hear random noise.

  • [12] December 24, 2014 at 11:43pm

    My kids are biracial… they are being taught not to behave the way you are describing.

  • [70] December 24, 2014 at 1:18am

    Noticed it years ago…

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  • [15] December 18, 2014 at 4:17am

    My husband was an Uber driver for a while when he suddenly found himself jobless and needed someone that would hire him quickly. I would consider it to be about as safe as a taxi (and safer, actually, for the drivers). Since all the transactions take place via people’s phones, Uber knows where every on-call driver is at all times. Since you have to call a ride via your phone, Uber also knows who is being picked up. If anything does happen, we know who was involved and when it happened.

    You can’t shield anybody from every possible bad thing happening to them, but I think that this level of tracking makes it fairly safe. Perhaps a background check would be helpful, but the setup is not bad as it is.

  • [5] December 17, 2014 at 12:34pm

    Exactly. It’s not because she’s black, it’s because she’s tall.

    I was shopping the other day and had to get a case of Cup of Noodles off the top shelf. I normally try to climb the shelves, but they were covered with food, so I was using a box to try to push the food closer to the edge of the shelf so I could reach it (which is another short trick). Some nice person (gasp) offered to help me get it down. I certainly wouldn’t have asked Ms. Obama to help me get it down.

    With the exception of small children and people in wheelchairs, nobody will ever ask me to get something off the shelf, but it’s not because I’m white… it’s because I’m short. People would ask my husband to get things off the shelf, but it’s not because he’s black… it’s because he’s tall.

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  • [1] November 27, 2014 at 3:51pm

    So, if my husband goes to the store to buy a newspaper, then he’s part of the problem? They won’t sell the Thanksgiving newspaper tomorrow…

  • [1] November 2, 2014 at 10:34am

    I have never been a Republican (I’m registered with the Constitution Party), and I know that most people can’t do what I do, but I usually say something like:

    Sure, call me a racist. I don’t care.

    I usually will also mention somewhere in there that I’m in a biracial family.

    Someone once called my husband a racist on Facebook, once when he was criticizing the president, and my husband’s reply was “yes, I hate white people”… since the president is whiter than my husband is. Of course, he doesn’t… but if someone is going to be ignorant enough to throw out the racist card like that, do we really care what they think?

  • [4] October 30, 2014 at 12:33pm

    Another excellent article… I’m glad the Blaze picked you up.

    I think that in your grandparents days, 25 would be a little on the older side to get married… not exactly run of the mill.

    At any rate, although I do already have a 12 year old and a 7 year old, I definitely would agree that you can’t ignore the biology thing. We’ve been “not preventing” having a third baby for probably about 5 years, and have been actively trying to have a baby for more than a year now. It’s much more difficult when you wait. I do have the comfort in that I already have two children… but if I was trying for a first child, it would be more heartbreaking than it already is at the moment.

    Plus, you can be married and still play video games and have fun. We do… we play video games together. Sometimes we play video games with the kids even.

  • [11] October 14, 2014 at 11:38pm

    No common sense. Yes, there are rules, but sometimes it doesn’t make sense to be rigid about them. I work in customer service. I have guidelines that I’m supposed to follow. Sometimes it just makes sense to be a little flexible for one reason or another. At my company though, at least I am allowed to use a little common sense without getting in trouble.

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  • [3] October 11, 2014 at 8:29am

    Meanwhile, some people pray every month to see a plus appear on those little tests…

  • [8] October 6, 2014 at 4:13pm

    I don’t think that it’s racist. There’s nothing wrong with biracial kids (mine are), but a parent generally chooses the race of their child (based on who they’re having a baby with). This allows them to look like their parents.

    If I wanted to go to a sperm bank to have another child for some reason, I would not want to pick out a white parent… not that I have a problem with white people or anything, but I would want them to look like their brothers and sisters, at least a little.

  • [33] September 23, 2014 at 2:26pm

    I can be picky on some things. I don’t like tomatoes, or pickles, or ketchup. If I go some place like Burger King, they will make it the way I like it… so I will go to their restaurants.

    Along the same lines though, if I go some place where there is a dish with items that I don’t like on it (and it is not one of those places that make it for you) then I just eat something else. Amazing! If there’s nothing I like, I just don’t eat there. Not hard to do.

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