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Foreign Language [Apr. 18th, 2017|11:40 am]
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firesidedog
I want to learn a second language. Can anyone recommend an on-line course that wouldn't be to costly?
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(no subject) [Apr. 18th, 2017|07:38 am]
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mr_sadhead
The keys on your key ring: do you use them all? Are there keys you never use, that are still on there?
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If a tree falls in the forest... [Apr. 16th, 2017|08:58 pm]
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hajiomatic

Do you talk out loud to yourself audibly when you are alone? Like in a car or at home? What do you typically say?

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Nosy neighbours [Apr. 15th, 2017|06:26 pm]
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gigglesqueak
Hi TQC,

Recently, a lot of our guests have commented that they feel watched when they come over to our house by the neighbours over the road. We've really never spoken to these neighbours in the year we've been here apart from a wave or a nod.
I feel like I should say something but I'm not exactly sure if I should speak to them or write a letter outlining our guests concerns? I'm not exactly the most confident person, so either scares the heck out of me, but I think our guests comfort is more important.

What would TQC do?
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LJ surprise change to accounts [Apr. 14th, 2017|08:41 pm]
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piperki

Am I the last person to hear that LJ set all scrapbook photos to public? Was this announced somewhere and I missed it?

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Political hot-button question almost guaranteed to piss some people off [Apr. 13th, 2017|10:46 pm]
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the1812overture
There's no way everyone will agree to this. It might be more hot-button than circumcision or vaccines. So click at your own risk, and try to be civil. It's about how much we should support our troops, and I suspect we have both total pacifist hippies as well as Trump-loving bomb-wanters in this group. So be civil. We are in stressful enough times without adding more fighting and personal attacks.

I'm just gonna cut this.Collapse )
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Slow-azz readers [Apr. 13th, 2017|03:33 pm]
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thisthislife
For those of you who consider yourself regular readers of novels, how long does it take you to get through a novel? Say one of 500 pages. Or just how many pages you read per minute or hour or however you measure it.

Whenever I see estimates of how quickly I "should" be reading a book, my speed is about four or five times longer. Like supposedly Moby-Dick can be read in 11 hours. It probably took me 50 hours to read it. It can take me 3 or 4 minutes to read one page unless the book is totally mindless. Granted, I go back and reread sentences or paragraphs sometimes if the text is complex, because I want to actually understand what I'm reading instead of just glossing over the text.

If you have ever taken a speed-reading class, can you actually comprehend what you are reading by speed-reading? Does it work on literature or is it better for informational texts?
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message [Apr. 13th, 2017|02:45 pm]
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murphyluck
If there were aliens in a UFO orbiting Earth and you could communicate with them, what would your message be to them?
I would tell them "Beware, the humans are dangerous."
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Pinterest feed [Apr. 13th, 2017|07:24 am]
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hajiomatic

How do I get my Pinterest feed to start showing many different things?
Other than funny gifs, reddit roasts, survival bug out bags, Star Wars and recipes (which look yummy but i will never have time to make)

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Laughing [Apr. 12th, 2017|07:57 pm]
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murphyluck
What happened to make you laugh so hard and so long?
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(no subject) [Apr. 12th, 2017|10:14 pm]
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sonic
[music |Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears // WVFTS]

What are you?

Wet with dew
1(3.3%)
Glory and trash
2(6.7%)
Bursting with fruits
2(6.7%)
Whiskey and liquorice
0(0.0%)
Watching the stars
5(16.7%)
Wretched and wild
3(10.0%)
Sugar trampoline
1(3.3%)
Was once a pilot
1(3.3%)
White, green and grey
0(0.0%)
Precious swan
4(13.3%)
Knee deep in long grass
6(20.0%)
Weak and Infirm
4(13.3%)
********* ***
1(3.3%)

Just this time it'll be alright ain't nothing going be the same again friend

Ok
19(100.0%)

Bad news, which one? You're held in suspended animation for the remainder of the 24 hour cycle

Live only during equatorial daylight hours
13(52.0%)
Same but only at night
12(48.0%)
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Job Hunting [Apr. 12th, 2017|05:05 am]
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ramblinruth
I've about finished raising my kids (while tutoring part-time) and am eager to get back into the corporate world.  A LOT has changed in 12 years!

Happily, I'm only looking for admin/data entry and don't mind part-time; I hear most companies actually prefer part-timers now so they don't have to pay for insurance (which we get through my SO's job).

What's the standard for admin jobs these days- resume with or without cover letter?  Word of mouth or job hunting site- and if site, which one?  Is ANYONE hiring from temp agencies anymore?
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(no subject) [Apr. 11th, 2017|11:25 pm]
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the1812overture
I'm going to ask what might be an awful question, but firsta bit about what leads to it:Collapse )

Which ultimately leads to this question:

Can friends financially outgrow friends, especially when their abilities to participate in their shared interests results in one having to conceal activities because they upset the other?  tl;dr info: The hugest part of the income disparity is because one friend and her SO, who both went to college, quit jobs very frequently while the other friend and her SO, both who didn't get to go to college, have slogged on doing the same ones and buiding up their clients and working up in the industry.  So choices do factor in.

Editing to add something maddening: This weekend there's an out-of-state event we (I'm either B, C, or D) all planned on, and the three of us came up with the money to cover her. It's cost us about $1,200, plus the money we came up with for incidentals, like food. A couple hours ago she messaged us and told us she forgot to ask her SO's mom if she can watch the son, and it's too late now since the grandma has other plans, and her SO "deserves" a weekend to himself if she gets to go on vacation (in other words, he doesn't want to parent their son). She asked us if we can cover the cost of a babysitter for the weekend. She has one lined up for $400. If we can't cover it, then she can't go. We are PISSED THE FUCK OFF right now. So we either come up with another her $400, or we've lost the $1,200. Plane tickets don't transfer to different names.
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Mr. Sharkey, white courtesy telephone please [Apr. 10th, 2017|08:44 pm]
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piperki
What kinds of phones have you used for voice calls?

Which of these?

Party line phone
18(2.9%)
Rotary dial land line
50(8.2%)
Push button land line
60(9.8%)
Cordless land line
61(10.0%)
Courtesy phone in an airport
12(2.0%)
Pay phone, rotary dial
28(4.6%)
Pay phone, push button
61(10.0%)
Car phone, corded with super cool antenna on the rear end of the car
12(2.0%)
"Candy bar" cell phone
31(5.1%)
Flip cell phone
56(9.1%)
Slider cell phone
34(5.5%)
Blackberry or BB wannabe
17(2.8%)
"Air phone" found in the seat back of an airplane
3(0.5%)
Smart phone
57(9.3%)
Satellite phone
4(0.7%)
Two tin cans/paper cups joined by a string
37(6.0%)
Handset of a fax machine
25(4.1%)
Conference phone
37(6.0%)
Trunk line phone
6(1.0%)
Other in comments
4(0.7%)

You know you want this

Ticky
21(35.0%)
Lime Ricky
16(26.7%)
Hey Mickey
23(38.3%)
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Teaching Q's [Apr. 9th, 2017|12:23 pm]
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thisthislife
If any of you are/have been teachers, how many schools did you apply to for your first year of teaching?

So far I've applied to two. I have been told I can be picky because there's a teacher shortage, so I want to try for my top preferred schools first, but I'm afraid if I'm too picky I will end up receiving zero offers of employment.

Generally, which schedule sounds better to you of the following?:

Normal school year, August - May. Two week winter break, one week fall break, one week spring break. Block schedule (I would only teach 3 sections). Hours 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Modified year-round schedule, last two weeks of July - May 31. Two week winter, fall, and spring break. Not sure if a block schedule or not, but could teach up to 5 sections if not. Hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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(no subject) [Apr. 6th, 2017|11:17 pm]
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sonic
[music |The Tea Party // A Certain Slant Of Light]

Do you own an amulet?

Yes
12(23.1%)
No
40(76.9%)

Do you have big speakers?

Yes
6(11.5%)
No
46(88.5%)

Do you have any fabric hanging on your walls?

Yes
14(26.9%)
No
38(73.1%)

Do you have an arrythmia?

Yes
2(3.8%)
No
39(75.0%)
Sometimes
11(21.2%)

We're still alive

Yes
49(100.0%)
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What methods do you use to help you fall asleep? [Apr. 6th, 2017|03:37 am]
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whimsium
Hello, folks. It's currently 3:30 AM where I am and I can't seem to get sleepy. I'm sure my situation would improve if I turned off my laptop and actually attempted sleep, but that's besides the point.

What do you guys do to get to sleep when you're having a bit of insomnia? I like ASMR a lot, and sometimes I take melatonin if it's really bad (like tonight, probably).
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Going to da show... [Apr. 5th, 2017|11:58 pm]
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bitten131
Does anyone here go to shows? As in live bands? I'm going to see a not really known musician in about 7 weeks at a small venue...but I haven't been to a show in years...how do I dress?? I have seats up front(at a table, it's a smallll venue) I'm almostnotgo na go, cuz I don't know how to act....if I just sit there I'll probably be offensive to the musicians on stage. Yes I am overthinking this...how do u get back to living after years of having no life??
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You can find anything on Craigslist, right? [Apr. 5th, 2017|10:07 pm]
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piperki
Poll #2065840 my back pages

What have you used Craigslist to search for ?

Car
5(6.4%)
Bicycle
4(5.1%)
Job
19(24.4%)
Place to live
21(26.9%)
Household stuff like furniture
15(19.2%)
Temporary companionship
3(3.8%)
Long-term companionship
0(0.0%)
"Gigs" that don't pay
0(0.0%)
Other
11(14.1%)

What have you successfully found on Craigslist?

Car
2(4.0%)
Bicycle
2(4.0%)
Job
11(22.0%)
Place to live
12(24.0%)
Household stuff like furniture
12(24.0%)
Temporary companionship
0(0.0%)
Long-term companionship
1(2.0%)
"Gigs" that don't pay
0(0.0%)
Other
10(20.0%)

Are you a Craigslist poster/seller?

Yes
12(35.3%)
No
20(58.8%)
It's complicated (explain in comments)
2(5.9%)

Ticky

Ticky
14(31.8%)
Clocky
8(18.2%)
Perquackey
22(50.0%)
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Advice welcome. [Apr. 5th, 2017|04:12 pm]
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serena_vox
Hello TQC,

Suppose you're working at a company with many different stores meaning you can be transferred to various locations and you've worked at a total of four with your most recent only being three months of service. You've applied for a better job, which you are being considered for but you need your previous three performance reviews, none of which can be obtained at your store because you haven't been there six months yet. You also can't get them from your previous location because of the radical changes in management. You CAN however get them from the district manager who isn't exactly a picnic to deal with to begin with and will 110% certainly ask what you need these for.

If you don't want to come out and say they are for a new potential employer, can you give me some believable reasons that don't involve jumping under a speeding bus and possibly resulting in backlash due to the entire patch (cluster of stores) being in disarray and hard up for help?

Asking for a friend. (No really, I am.)

If it helps: He's pretty sure he has the job, he just needs to provide documents/do testing and stuff like that, so he's worried if anything goes wrong and he's stuck at the current job, he'll be subject to rather erroneous treatment whether it's demotion/transfer/etc.

DK/DC/Whatever: What's for dinner?
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