I have an open invitation to visit my aunt anytime I want. She lives in NM me UT. I plan on going down there for Thanksgiving, but I dont know how to let her know. Im overanalyzing again, but how would you let someone know that you plan on visiting? Im gonna email her. We're fairly close, just recently have we really started talking and she isnt scary per se. Im just weird. So how would you word it?
How do I cite a handout/"ditto" given to me in class, using MLA format? I couldn't find anything on Google, but then again it's 2:30 AM and I'm really freakin' tired.
What is a Nanowrimo? I have been seeing posts about it all over the place, and most of the people Ive seen write about it, basicly are not happy with it, or would rather kill themselves than do it. I know that this is prolly the most stupid question I have ever asked but someone give a clue to the clueless...thanks!
1. what does the phrase "in vain" mean, exactly? such as: "his death will not have been in vain".
2. i was listening to bob dylan's "shelter from the storm". now, if this doesn't make sense, don't worry about it, but in the song he talks about a woman who gives him shelter from the storm. it's not said what kind of "storm" she's giving him shelter from, but it can be interpreted that she provides some sort of relief from hurt and sadness in his life. given that interpretation: who gives YOU shelter from the storm? what does he/she/it look like? how do they provide you shelter - physical shelter, warmth, light, advice, etc? i know this sounds weird, but enlighten me. :)
so, over the summer I bought the exarby sofa-bed from Ikea. However, it didnt come with a mattress cover, and I'm sorta getting sick (and uncomfortable) with the plain white uncovered mattress.
I want to buy a futon cover, but the dimensions for a normal futon cover are several inches off in every direction.
Would something like that matter a great deal? Or am I destined to be screwed into an uncomfortable bed?
Anyone have any luck with their Ikea sofa coverings??
PS. the measurements of the mattress for the Exarby are:
Mattress length: 72 7/8 "
Mattress width: 47 1/4 "
Mattress thickness: 3 7/8 "
For a futon, it's
54" x 75" and up to 8.5" thick...
Does anyone know if there's a way to stretch out leather shoes?
I bought a new pair of leather flats for work and they're just a bit tight around the toes. They were fine when I tried them on, but after a long day of work my feet are too swollen for them.
Do you think breaking them in and dealing with the pain is okay, or is there another way?
My wireless connection is all screwey for some reason, so we decided we should probably lock it up. I live in a building with about a billion people, I have a feeling someone is sucking up all the juice.
BUT the thing is, to lock it I need to know my "host name" and "domain name" and I have no idea where that info is.
It says I get it from my isp, but how? Is that a stupid question? I have no idea how this stuff works!
Why is this season called both Autumn and Fall?
Is it cultural, slang, regional?
anyone know where I can find prochoice bumperstickers online?
I am eating a huge cucumber at my desk.
What do you think about that?
Has anyone actually found a job, or at least gotten replies, from any online or print job ads?
For example, monster.com, careerbuilder.com, hotjobs.yahoo.com, employmentguide.com, newspaper ads, jobs.com, jobs.net, etc.
Answer as you feel RIGHT NOW.
What is more important to you? Friends, family, career, significant other, or... other. If it's something else, what is it?
Has this changed over time? Do you think it ever will?
Boston Market or Chinese food for lunch?
EDIT: I had Chinese and it was really yummy! Thanks :-)
Can someone recommend a good MP3 player? I was looking at them this weekend but there are so many to choose from... I don't know if I should stick w/ a I Pod or go with another brand. I'm looking for the $100. - $200. price range.
Ok, so I just got a call and found out that the job I applied to wants me to come in for a job interview. The thing is, it's my first one and I don't know what I should wear or say to make a good impression... help?
EDIT: It's just at the theatres in the mall. :)
Ever since I started working at restaurants, I've been in love with non-slip soles. I had one really durable pair that died on me (and the company stopped making women's shoes) and have resorted to cheap Wal-Mart shoes that don't have a lot of support.
So, where can I find some kick ass non-slip shoes that are durable and awesome? (I know some of the Doc Martens are non-slip, but I haven't figured out which ones are still as durable as they used to be. The Air Wair ones?)
If someone was driving my car (with me in the passenger's seat) and got pulled over, and a ticket for speeding, will anything show up on my insurance?
It had been about a year since I last watched "That 70s Show"...
I tuned in last week to see that Eric is now "in Africa." Why did he go to Africa?
And I guess that Kelso has also been written out of the show. Where'd they send him?
(Note: I'm asking about the characters and the storyline of the show, not the actual actors and why they left.)
I've been wanting a digital camera for a long time, and now I finally find one thats half decently priced. I just don't know if it would be a good camera, so help please?
Fuji Fine Pix A120 Kit Includes:
- 3.1 megapixels
- 16 MB Memory Card
- Battery Charger (ultra fast 2-3 hours)
- 4 AA Batteries
- Camera Bag
All for $99.97(Canadian) w/o taxes.
Would it be worth the money? I want a camera that will take nice and clear pictures, or should I just save up for a better one?
Is good rough sex the equilvant of a good cardio workout?
Because i'm all tired after... so i'm curious.
I'm doing this competition for my class and we're sopposed to come up with a whole research paper on setting up a space settlement. Anyway, right now I'm covering cost, and I just had a few questions.
How is NASA funded?
How would you cover the costs in initiating a space program/settlement?
If I were to say that the government would fund and also private organizations/special interest organization would help pay the cost, do you think it would fly?
Also, what are some disadvantages to this? Lack of supervision?
So...the left corner of my left eye has been twitching since yesterday. I think it's from poor sleeping habits, but I can't be sure. What could it be from? How can I make it stop?
1. I work at a Café, and I take a lot of cash over the course of my shift. WHY do people feel the need to hand me a wad of crumpled bills?? I know that you know it's five dollars, but I also know that you know how cash registers work - the bills are all unfolded, not just crammed in there, wadded and sweaty. Whenever someone hands me a wad of crumply nastiness, I painstakingly unfold it and face it all the same way before making their drink. ;o)
To those of you who work cash registers or have done so in the past, what kinds of little things like this bother you?
2. OK, I don't pay attention to news and politics and anything like that. Partly because I don't really have the time, but mostly because I don't really have the inclination. There's enough hatred and horrible things going on in the world to depress me every time I try.
So can someone explain to me in Dummy Terms (c) why people are rioting in France? I would really appreciate it. :o) Just a basic overview is fine.
Ok, musical people!
I was playing around on the piano earlier, and played some chords that sound really familiar - I kept playing the sequence without really realizing it, but I have no idea what I was playing or what it reminds me of. XD
The chord progression I played was something like:
i-VI (2nd inversion)-III-VII(first inversion) then at this point, either iv (2nd inv.) or VI (1st inv) seems to work, then i-v(1st inv)-V#(1st inv)-i.
Dm, Bb (2nd inv), F, C (1st inv) then Gm (2nd inv) or Bb (1st inv), then Dm, Am(1st inv), Amaj(1st inv), Dm.
Now, that last i-v-V#-i may have just been me being random and not my memory, but who knows.
So, the questions:
#1. Anyone know what the heck that is? Or is it just a common chord progression that my subconscious likes right now? Or am I just nuts? :D
#2. Did I get the numbering on those chords right, or, for lack of a better phrase, was I sort of cheating on some of those? (Eg, can you have/are you supposed to have VII and v chords in a minor key?)
My internet connection is fine, but I'm unable to logon to AIM, Trillian or AIM express (through the web browser). AIM Express logs me on, but doesn't load my buddy list. The rest just say "Unable to be reached" ... does anyone know why? or is anyone else having the same problem?
So I have this problem with leather boots. Every time I wear them, the leather on the heel/achilles tendon area of the right shoe inverts and irritates the skin on the back of my heel, causing blisters and torn skin if I wear it too long. The left one is always fine. This has happened with at least 3 pairs of leather boots.
So what gives... is my right heel deformed? Is it a result of maybe walking funny?
1) Have you ever had an addiction before? To what? What was it like?
2) I'm going to be buying a laptop soon. My computeryyy friend told me:
+ Dell is bad
+ Toshiba is okay
+ Thinkpads are nifty
(what do you suggest for laptops? I think I'm getting a toshiba)
3) Don't you hate it when people like certain bands because they're unpopular, and once they become slightly mainstream and once their songs reach top 40, people hate the band? I know people who used to love yellowcard and fall out boy, but now they hate them, and man it's because they're popular and everybody knows them and likes them.
Sheesh. If a band is good, then you should be happy it's gaining popularity.
4) Do you like college better than high school, or vice versa? Why?
I use the P2P program Ares to download music every once in a while. For some reason, it just won't connect anymore. I haven't changed any settings, or even used it for about a week. Any idea how to fix this?
Do you have your middle name on your credit card?
Do you shiver after you pee? Why does that happen?! haha
What do you think is your widest body part? (not from side to side, but all the way around... and excluding shoulders)
If you buy something on credit card... and pay your bill at a later time... when do you consider that money "spent"? I consider it "spent" at the time of purchase but many people answered the "How much money did you spend this week" question including bill payments. ::shrug::
What days do you usually have off work?
Has anyone called the geek squad from Best Buy and had them fix your computer? If you did, what was it like? Did they do a good job? My computer's been having some problems lately and the usual AVG, Avast and Spyware programs aren't fixing it. I'm thinking about calling them to do something about it.
Have you ever gotten into a really bad fight with someone over IM? Please elaborate.
What's your opinion on this statement-
"Okay so this one time I was leaving the mall, and this black/hispanic/korean/whatever guy comes up to me, and..."
I've noticed that quite a few times in this community, someone will tell a story of what has happened to them, and in the description of the story, include the race(s) of the non-white people involved. This doesn't bother me, but it seems to bother some people. I've seen others berate people for including the race of the person involved, asking things like "why did you feel you had to add that?" and "why does that matter to the story?" and generally, well, being a butt about things.
IMHO, when I read a story that includes the races of the people involved, I don't think anything of it. If I were to write a story in which I include that, it would only be to give everyone a picture of what's going on.
I think it's normal that we include these things in our daily speech because we (well, most of us here) live in a white-dominated society, and when we see others of another race, something clicks in our heads- "oh, there goes a black person", and so on. I think that it's racist in the smallest of ways, but I think that when people here write it, there is definetly no ill meaning intended.
Do you feel the need to call people out on this when you see it? Why?
Any other thoughts?
So there's this commercial on for Longhorn's Steakhouse. Is anyone else annoyed by the fact that the narrarator guy thingie has a huge lisp?
There was a TV show on in Australia a while ago called John Safran's Music Jamboree, a segment of one episode talked about music therapy and encouraged people to make a "coma list," a list of music that they would appreciate being played to them should they lapse into coma. (John Safran in a word = irreverent.)
My question is, what would be on your coma list?
I hate my freaking computer! For some reason it plays sounds just perfectly when I have RealPlayer, Windows Media Player or another music/video player up. But when I want to watch a video online that has sound, I get nothing, zilch, nada. WTF?? Does anyone know what could be the problem.
Oh, when I click on the speaker to get the volume controls to come up a window pop-ups and it reads:
"There are no active mixer devices available. To install mixer devices, go to control panel, printers and Other Hardware, then click add Hardware.
This program will now close."
I don't have the printers and other hardware option. I do have the add hardware option, but I don't have CD for the speakers, never did. Also, when I click on Sounds and Audio Devices icon, it says that there is no audio device and no speakers. They are all attached and I haven't touched anything and my husband said he hasn't touched anything either.
Can anoyone help me? I really hope I made sense. Thanks!
how many of your contacts on whatever chat program you use are online right now?
What's your favorite Bible Verse and why?
soo i just saw a commercial for Old Navy "boy cut" denim. What the heck is that?! It doesnt look that different than regular jeans, who knows.
Say you are on a bus that is entirely full: All of the seats are taken and there are people packed into the aisle, standing. The bus shuttles between one place and another, so everyone is going to the same place. When you arrive, should all of the people standing exit before all of the people sitting or should it go front to back with people standing and the people sitting by them leaving at the same time? Why?
im doing a presentation on Dali and i need to include his most famous artwork.
so i have a few on my list but i want more.
so whats your favorite piece of Dali's art?
and for randomness..
what is your favorite sin?
what is your favorite virtue?
do you like chihuahuas?
What is your favourite Beach Boys album?
1. I have a Nokia phone from T-Mobile, and I've lost my book so I don't even know what exact model it is. In the top left corner of the screen is a symbol consisting of two circles connected by a line across the bottom, sort of like O_O. It appeared a couple weeks ago. What does it mean? It's voicemail. They changed the icon.
2. Have you ever been given a job that you're almost certain is impossible, but you're not 100% sure so you don't want to give up and say you can't do it? Oh, and there's a deadline looming...
My friends and I just finished playing a game that ended up taking about 2 hours to play. We were all having fun and laughing, but when it finally ended, one person said I'm glad it is over, it took too long...
Do you ever get frustrated after doing a long activity, even if it is something you always enjoy?
Or can you do it for extended time and still enjoy it?
Whats the threshold before it becomes tedious as opposed to entertaining?