September 15th, 2005

Spare Change

  1. Do you give money to the homeless on the street?  Food?  Clothing?  Other?
  2. How much money do you give?  What else have you given?
  3. Does the amount change if they are doing something (Singing, dancing, etc.) instead of just sitting behind an empty coffee cup?
  4. Does the amount change if they are female?  Or have a child with them?  Or a pet?  Or have a handicap?
  5. What about humour?  For instance:

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Hobo: Come on down, you're the next contestant on Spare Some Change!

--University & 9th

Hobo: Some go to Yale, some go to jail, some go to high school and some go to school high

--Central Park


hair extensions

i have hair that is constantly breaking off, lately. would it be a bad idea to get hair extensions? if i did get them, id hack a considerable portion of my hair off. but i want to know if it would be even more damaging. should i wait until my hair has grown a bit more and the roots are more healthy?
i really look dumb with short hair, but my hair is geting thinner and thinner...though not at the scalp, so its weird.
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i can't go to sleep until i ask..

Whatever happened to the soda beverage Jasta? It's been awhile, but I remember it being one of my favorite sodas ever.. pity I can't remember the flavor quite enough though... but it was a sort of blend of fruit flavors if I recall right.. banana being one of them.

Man, even Wikipedia hasn't got anything on it. WTF?

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Hey guys what's that website where you can post things, like secrets and stuff? I'm not talking about postsecret.. this is a website where you write and post to the site anonomously. There was some kind of reference to the 7 deadly sins too. I need an answer FAST if possible!
Summer puppy by ninneve

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Do you feel you act your age? If not, what age do you think you act?

Do you feel you act your gender?

No and no for me. I'm 19, but I don't drink, party, dress trendy, listen to popular music and or really do anything the 19 year olds I know do. I act more like I'm 30, I think. I enjoy dog shows, cooking, sewing, enjoy listening to oldies music, put puzzles together as a hobby, etc.

I don't act particularly girly either. Don't wear makeup, hate skirts and dresses, haven't ever donned a pair of heels in my life, prefer to wear jeans and tennis shoes. I also have an interest in gaming, Sci Fi entertainment, and computers, which seem to be more boyish things.
cat tea

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Let's say you work at a desk all day and don't interact with anyone on the outside. The only people you SEE all day are your coworkers and boss. The dress code is "business casual" but it tends to be more casual. If you were cold, what would you wear? Would a hooded sweatshirt be okay, yes or no? What are things you would AVOID wearing in this environment?
Couch Kitten

ready to purchase my first domain name

Has anyone ever purchased a domain name through Does the free e-mail included have advertising at the bottom like the free Yahoo and HotMail accounts? What is the free starter webpage like? Can anyone recommend another domain name site that offers a better price or more features?

And what happens when you buy a domain name? Do you just get a password and then you need web page type software to create content?


what's wrong with my resume?

uhm. so, i've been looking for a job for a month. i have my resume on and i apply to anywhere from one to five jobs a day. i have not received one phone call from any employer. i am starting to think that my resume just plain sucks or something. the resume service on is *really* expensive, and considering that i'm *really* unemployed, i don't want to drop $120 for something that i don't think should be nearly that costly.

anyone here want to edit it? i uploaded it to yousendit 'cause it was the best way i could think of.
click here.

also, does anyone else know any good sites for job searching? my local paper is pretty awful, and besides that i have also tried
Happy Eternal Moon

Job question

Do you care about your job? I mean you care about in the sense of losing your job and having no money, but do you really and truly care about your job, about what you do? Do you think you are making a difference in what you are doing?

As a follow up, I am doing research on preferential treatment in the workplace. If I post a link to a survey in the near future, would you be willing to take it to help me in my research?

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Women Belong in the House


Any personal user opinions on the Palm Zire 31?  I have never had a handheld/palm before.  I am looking for inexpensive, calendar, contacts, at least 16MB (32 preferred) and reliable.  I have read SO many online reviews, but of course I had to check here first.  :-)

Frat Life

  1. Have you ever been to a fraternity / sorority party?  Why / why not?  Was it fun?
  2. Are movie depictions of such parties accurate?
  3. Have you ever joined a fraternity / sorority?  Would you?  Tell us about your experiences.
  4. What is your general opinion of fraternities / sororities?
  5. How did you form this opinion?
  6. What do you think of this guy?
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What do you think about the following advice? Have you ever thought about that or actually done it because of this reason?

"You should always carry around some money (not too much of course, but enough) just in case you get approached by criminals. This way you have money to hand them and they most likely will be satisfied and won't hurt you. If you don't have money you could be in trouble."

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Can you explain how you became able to move out into your own apartment/house in detail? Like how you got money, how much you saved before you decided you were ready to move, where you found housing, etc. And what kind of advice would you recommend to someone who is not yet financially able, but is desperately trying to plan to move out? Any kind of advice at all whether it be financial or how to cope with insane parents in the meantime.

Backspace me

I've seen fast typers who backspace to correct a word, and they go back for the ENTIRE word, not just one letter. What keystroke combo does that?

What other handy keystroke combos are there that would help the average typer wanting to save time?

Magazine delivery dates

1) If you have a subscription to either Maxim or PC Gamer, when do they usually hit your mailbox? (ie, 2nd week of the previous month= October issue would've shown up by now)

2) If you don't have subscriptions to either, any magazine delivery info you would care to share? Like when the new issues are put out on the grocery/bookstore shelves?
sparkly pink flower

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Do you refrain from typing what you think in order to keep from stirring up LJ drama? If you do, how often do you do it? (Careful with any specifics, please. My intent is not to stir up things here! :) Do you make similar concessions in real life?

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President Bush

Do you think George W. Bush is a good president?

Along with the answer to the question, please give three reasons why you think he is or isn't. (If you can't give three reasons, it is okay.) If you would like to explain your reasons, feel free to.


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So, I'm Canadian, and maybe I don't understand American politics... but if we all agree that a monkey would be a better president, how exactly did ol' georgie get re-elected? Did you all vote? What's happening there? It seems common knowledge that Bush hates Gays/Black people/ Anyone non -Christian, and Women who have abortions. So... who did all those people vote for?
I Just don't get it.
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So, I recently found out an acquaintance of mine is going to be on "My Super Sweet Sixteen" (that show on MTV) she denies being rich, but a friend told me her family owns Sterling Bank.

Is there any way I can find out if this is true? (the family owning Sterling Bank part) I do love investigating, but Google doesn't really bring up anything.

She's sort of awkward, constantly sucks her thumb, and knows nothing about popular culture. I don't see MTV throwing a party for her unless she's filthy rich.


Does anyone know of any good examples of classic and/or modern Venezuelan music?

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What's the best earphone you ever had? (no headset)

I've used more than 10 different types of earphones/neckbands and etc
and still cant figure out the best one out there.

I break my earphone like every once a 2 weeks or so

I want high quality, good earphone!!
and I want to stick with it.

Keyless Entry

My mom's car uses an electronic key (for entry and to start the ignition). Her key works fine, but the spare key which I use when I need to drive her car isn't quite as reliable. Sometimes I have to stand there and push the button a million times to lock or unlock the car (which you can't do using the manual key because the alarm will go off). It always works in the ignition, but the buttons on it are another story. Her car is a 2001 model. Is there a battery that needs to be replaced in the spare key? Or why doesn't it work like it should?

Help me name that song!

I have found a song that I absolutely LOVE, yet I have no idea what it is. I've tried googling the lyrics, and couldn't find anything, so I thought someone here might know it. To hear it, just click HERE. It plays 3 minutes into the show, so you can just press the skip 5 minutes button and it'll take you to halfway through the song.
Does anyone know what song this is? Who it's buy? Anything?

And on a related note, do you prefer listening to the radio, or cds/mp3s? Why?
If you don't listen to the radio, where do you find out about new music?

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Friends: Unagi.

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This is probably a really stupid question and I know I've done it before but how do I add a border to something in Photoshop? I just can not find it now. I have Photoshop 7 for Mac if that makes a difference.
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Where do/did you go to college?

I'm a junior and I just need ideas. I'm an average student, but it seems the only school that get attention are the really tough ones. I'm looking to stay on the East Coast and maybe will go as far west as Ohio. Location isn't all that important though. I have more of an artistic spirit, but I cannot draw/paint. I like to write, but I don't do it enough to make a career out of it. I'd really like to be a librarian of a university library, or a curator. Any and suggestions are wanted though. Thank you!


1) What would you do in this situation?

I feel rude if I don't ask for their contact information, then I feel rude if I don't use it...

Inspired by theferrett  who wrote --

Periodically, I will run into someone I wasn't expecting in a situation where I don't have a lot of time to talk; I'll run into an old acquaintance at a street fair when we're both with groups of friends headed in different directions, or I'll run into someone I used to work with just as I'm trying to get to the bank before it closes. I haven't seen this person in months, maybe years, but I don't have time to catch up... And they're not important enough to me that I feel the urge to get their phone number for later contact...  I feel guilty about that truncated dialogue every time.  ...better prepare me for the next surprise visit, but no. I'm still the same idiot. And there are conversations I've been silently replaying for years.

2) I apologize to the person who replied to my question several weeks...  I lost the answer!  I'm using Windows Media Player & I need a free plugin to make it play *.ogg files. 

3) Do you brush your teeth before or after you eat breakfast?  I brush before to get rid of morning breath, but my friend brushes after so she has a clean mouth for the office.

4) Do you shower in the morning or night?  If you shower in the morning, doesn't it feel like the day's dirt is stuck to you when you get into bed??

5) Do you agree with this assessment of Carrie of Sex in the City?


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i have to find an editorial or opinion piece about any subject i want, then write a paper arguing against that article. anyone got any ideas for a subject? i've tried stuff like the driving age and teens working, but lexisnexis isn't giving me any good opinion articles. nothing too controversial or government-y, because it's a short paper and i don't want it to be too complicated.

please don't get all flamey and tell me you're not doing my homework for me. i'm still gonna find the article and write the paper. i just want some ideas. :-)

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My new, clean XP installation is misbehaving. Thoughts...?

If you let the screensaver throw you out to the welcome screen, or you log out, it insists you give it a password to log into any account. Problem is that the user chosen password doesn't work, and it's password protecting no-passworded accounts, including 'Guest'.

It's also bleeping by itself every now and then (every ten minutes or so).

WTF is going on?
Drink Me

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Poll #571380 Katrina Results and Bush's Speech

How do you think the Katrina Resuce efforts went?

Good once they started, by delayed
Poorly organized
Too slow
Controled responce
Too costly

How did you respond to President Bush's speech?

I didn't watch it

Did Bush's speech affect your opinion of him and the dissaster?

NA/Don't know

Eep double post...

What is the difference between the iPod Mini and the iPod Nano? The only difference I can see from what little I know about the Nano is that it's smaller, comes in less useful sizes (2 & 4 GB vs. 4 & 6 GB), and probably has a longer battery life...

Also, how much have iPod Mini prices gone down by as a result, or how much would you project they will go down by?
misc - not a weapon

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1. I have never had cable tv in my entire life, except one year that I lived in a dorm. Do you think that's weird?
2. I have to write a paper about terrorism for one of my political science classes. It can be a case study (single or comparative), an analysis of some kind of variance, or anything, really. What do you recommend I write about?
3. If you vote, what effect, if any, does the media have on your decision?

Lyric help?

I don't know how welcome this type of post is, but are any of you really good at deciphering lyrics?

I've been listening to (and loving) this song for a couple months now, but it's driving me crazy that I have no idea what it's about.

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Are they together ("we're together but living separate lives," "no I won't let go...") or not ("how you left without warning.." "I had it all...")?

Is he thinking about her ("my mind's filled with a thousand thoughts of you") or not ("we're the last thing on my mind")?

And what does "together but living separate lives" mean anyway?

And when she says "I won't watch my life crashing down on me" does she mean it was crashing down on her when she was with him, or it would crash down on her without him?

And if they are together, then why is the main theme of the song "we're the last thing on my mind"?

I've been hesitant to post this question but I hope I get at least a lttle feedback (even if only guesses) because it's been driving me insane! Thanks =)
birthday girl!

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My sister has had a urinary tract infection, kidney infection, upper respiratory infection, bronchitis and vertigo all within the last year. Her boyfriend is convinced her health problems (those mentioned above) are all because she's overweight (she's a good 100 pounds overweight) but I disagree. I think some people just have health problems. I know all those are a lot for one year but maybe she was just having a bad year? Am I just being naive?

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feel free to let me know if this has been asked recently, i haven't had a chance to go through everything asked today, but...

for those of you who don't know... if you remember the guy who went to the supreme court about his kid's being made to say the pledge of allegiance in school? his case was turned away by the supreme court--they wouldn't hear his case. he brought it again, somehow differently, and the judge in his district has agreed and has signed a restraining order forbidding the schools in his district from saying the pledge until it goes to the (currently 2 judge-down) supreme court.

only article i can find here. sorry, MTV isn't the best source.

so, anyways...

what do you all think? is having kids say the pledge constitutional / unconstitutional? do you agree with the judge, that the pledge violates the kid's right to be "free from a coercive requirement to affirm God" in schools? should the judge be signing restraining orders? etc...
Sad Magic

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1) Looking at your Recent Entries, what's the main idea behind the first entry you see that you're willing to share?

2) Looking at your Friends Page, what's the main idea behind the first public, non-comm entry you see? (No username, of course)

3) Those of you with the ability to see your Friends of Friends page (, what's the main idea behind the first public, non-comm entry you see there? (No username, again)

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I'm interested in being a secret shopper.

has anyone ever done it? know a good place to start?? a good place to find opportunities??

I'm tired of internet scams... now I'm getting like 100 spams a day in my emailbox.

any suggestions?
Gaga: Elegant

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Do you find it degrading when boyfriends give their girlfriends money?
My response to him would be, "I'm not taking your money. I find that degrading. I'm not a hooker, I'm your girlfriend. Do not ever do that again."


So what exactly is a troll? I was under the impression that a troll is someone who creates a journal exclusively to post in communities with and stir up drama (doesn't have entries or friends usually), but then I saw someone refer to brn_eyd_grl as a troll, and I thought she had an active account for quite some time before she deleted it.

Escorting vs. Prostitution

I've been wondering this for a while.

What is the technical difference between an escort service and straight-up prostitution? How are escorts legally allowed to advertise in newspapers/magazines? Does escorting not involve any sex or touching? So what, guys just throw around $300/hour to spend platonic time with a pretty girl? I don't get it. Enlighten me.
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COLLEGE?! Gross!

1. How did you pay for college? Especially if you went to a rather expensive school.
2. Wheeere did you go?
3. Major? (or, what do you intend to major in in the future)
4. Current occupation?

edit: Thanks for the responses, guys!
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What happens if a pedophile has children? Like. If a woman gives birth, but it's also illegal for her to live within whatever distance of schools. because she's considered a danger to the children. The baby would be put in foster care, wouldnt it?