May 23rd, 2006

emoticon death
  • pixsky

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Okay people. My friend is on a mission for an obscure latin user-title. If you speak latin, could you please give us the correct form of "Ipse arbitratus homo desinum" (which is his version of "I intend to destroy that man.")?

We would be most grateful.

(no subject)

Does anybody here play Guitar Hero?

Do you suck? I suck. I've only managed to complete a song once, and that was Ziggy Stardust on easy. My lowest kick-off was 63%, though one of my friends has gone as low as 24%.
she blinded me with science!


In debate (or whatever), is there a name for the tactic of attacking your opponent on your own weakest point, so that your opponent will have a hard time bringing it up without sounding like a child going, "nuh-uh, you!" There seems to be a lot of this going on lately.

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Something About that Name

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What do you call those things in your hair that sometimes keep your comb from running through it smoothly? 
1.  Tangles 
2.  Rats 
3.  Snarls 
4.  Knots 
5.  Something else.  What?

EDIT:  Grand Totals (so far)

Tangles = 18
Snarles = 4
Rats = 4
Knots = 19

Mess = 1
Klitten = 1
Rats Nest = 3
Shnangles = 1
Tugs = 1
Tatty = 1

  • jett1

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I feed a stray cat that lives under my house, before I leave in the morning for work, then again after I get home. Lately, there has been little black ants in the water. I'm not talking about a couple, I mean 20 or 30 or more, every single time I retrieve the dish. I have no idea where they are coming from, but I would really like to get rid of them. How would I be able to do so without harming the stray cat? I'm not able to afford anything expensive, so please keep that in mind when offering your suggestions. Thanks!

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ok, so the other day someone (and this person is a really good cook as i eat her food all the time and this is the only complaint i've ever had) attempted to make my favourite dish...gizzard in a brown flour gravy w/a little onion and bellpepper w/tomato sauce...they were thrilled...everyone who had sampled it said it tasted great...i came in the kitchen to look at it and thought, it looked so gross - the flour was in lumps and instead of dissolving in the water and tomato sauce and the meat just looked first reaction was "ohmigawd! what happened?" of course, not tactful...but DID look gross...i did taste it and thought i would gag...the cook's remark to my reaction? "well, i'm never making that again!" i appeased her by saying i had a headache and didn't feel good...
so, my questions are you is:

when someone attempted to make your favourite dish and it turned out badly/really bad - what was the dish? what was your reaction? have you ever ruined a dish you were making for someone else? what was it? what was their reaction? you consider yourself a good cook? what's your favourite dish to make?
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    good good

iPod help

So I reset my 2 gig iPod Nano because for some reason it was holding onto 346MB even with no music on it. Is there any way to reset the name that shows up when it's plugged into my computer?
cartoon cat

(no subject)

Does an apartment complex usually have to pay (maybe through some kind of contract) the garbage trucks to come empty the dumpsters? Or is it a service provided by the city government?
What are some reasons the garbage trucks would not come to empty the disgustingly overflowing apartment dumpsters for a whole month?
My eyes burn

Secret Shopping!

I heard an ad on the radio this morning saying that they were looking for secret shoppers.

Have any of you actually been a secret shopper? How much did you average a month? $400-$600 a month?

Did you pay a "small" fee to get training on how to be a secret shopper? How much was it? Did you stick with it long enough for it to be worthwhile? Did you have any problems getting reimbursed (I'm assuming you first pay out of your own pocket for the experience and then when you show the receipt with everything you bought on that shop, they pay you back)?

I'd like to do it, but not if it actually ends up with me losing money.

I was looking online for what the cost of the "small" fee was and I found this on one site: For a low one time fee of nineteen ninety five... It kind of bothers me that they wrote it in letters when they used numbers in other places and they wrote it like it would cost $19.95 versus $1,995. Well at least I'm assuming it's $1,995 because it wouldn't make much sense for the company to have you only pay $19.95 and you get paid $10-40 per shop and you get to keep what you buy for free.
However if it's worth it, I think I might be willing to.
aw | blink

(no subject)

What do you feel like when you haven't gotten enough sleep?

I only got four hours of sleep last night and all I want to do this morning is throw up (no, I hadn't been drinking - just reading). I haven't yet, but the urge is ever present.

What should I do? (Besides sleeping - I have to work!)

crossposted to jennilee, minus the questions
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    sick sick

(no subject)

How old is too old to be driving?

a 91 year old man hit a bus full of church kids yesterday about 30 mines from me. One girl was killed, and two others were life flighted to other hospitals. He was fine. I'm thinking anything past 80 is too old.



i need to put my 18 year old cat on some thyroid meds.

i wonder...
have any of you used online services to order pet medications?
did it save money?
were they reliable?

i thank you, and Toulouse thanks you.
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    productive productive
Maze 3

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Why is it that a lot of men on MySpace who are married don't say in their profile that they are married and instead opt for the "in a relationship" disclaimer? I find that curious.

If a friend posts a picture of themselves and you have the opinion that they look terrible in the picture, does the fact that people comment on how good they look mean those people see something you don't? Or do you think they are just being "nice"?
Glam Cow

Bridal Showers

I'm a maid of honor planning a bridal shower. I want to plan one that is actually fun and enjoyable.

I have never been to a bridal shower I enjoyed. Most of them were awkward company, bad games, bad food, and everyone was praying for it to end so they could curl up to a gin and tonic.

How does one plan a bridal shower that doesn't suck?
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    Sarah McLachlan-Answer

(no subject)

1. What's your favorite song of all time? (No "I can't pick!!!!" nonsense, pick ONE).

2. Oh, fine, whatever - what are the other ones in your "almost my favorite song ever, but not quite" category? Up to 4 more.

3. What's your favorite song right now?

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omg double

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I have to present my senior project in a couple of hours. It's not too bad (20 minutes of speaking, 10 minutes Q&A...) but I HATE public speaking. I get very very nervous, and then I shake and my voice wavers and my heart beats really fast and when I'm reading off the page I feel like I can't get any breath, etc.

Any ideas for how to calm down? (besides drugs, tee hee)
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    nervous can you guess?

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In my poll, there was another question that appeared only in the post in my journal, but which wasn't seen through the poll link. The question is, what would you do with your new supped-up body in those 24 hours? Where would you go? What new things would you do?

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So, I was at the local high school recently, brother's graduation and all that.
The guidance counselor posts newspaper articles about students on the window from his office to the hallway, to screen him a bit and give people walking by something to read. This time, there was an article about my brother because he got a scholarship(and I guess this year fewer local people got it, because there's about 10 inches of article and a largish picture instead of a bunch of short blurbs). There were a few about students who'd taken trips to foreign countries to study or do charity work. Someone got into college on a track scholarship, that was there too.

One of the articles was about this girl I was sortof friends with, a little snobby, must've rubbed off of her popular-girl sister. The article is about her staying happy and hopeful and still being nice to people and not hiding in a shell or anything- I expected the article to say she'd recently found out she had cancer or something- but instead it's that her mother is about to go on trial for killing her father. The article goes on to say -how- she allegedly killed him and I think when the court date is, and that she(girl) thinks her mom is innocent.

Now, is it just me, or did the guidance counselor not 100% think this one through before posting it?

Why do insect bites itch -more- when you scratch them?

Can you make balloon animals?
I can make parrots, and I can make something that is either a dog or a giraffe. and if it's a dog, sometimes I can almsot make it into a poodle.

(no subject)

*For people who work night shift*

-What time do you go to bed and wake up? (what about on days off)?

-How long does it take you to get back on day shift mode?

-Do you like it?

-How long have you been working nights?

(no subject)

How do you feel about gallows humor?

A) It's horribly inappropriate.

B) I've been known to chuckle behind my hand and then feel guilty.

C) the right time, in the right place, with the right people.

D) Always, screw them if they can't take a joke.

Medical websites

Is there a site where you can enter your symptoms, and it will bring up a list of illnesses you might possibly have? I tried Web MD, but you can only look at one symtpom at a time, and I need something with a multi-search capabilty.

And yes, I COULD go see my doctor, but it takes 3 weeks to get an appointment with him, and its not an emergency, so I'd feel bad taking one of his drop in spots.

for icon makers

no, i'm not asking HERE how to make icons. what i am asking for is where would i find a really good beginners tutorial for photoshop with the end-goal of making icons? i'm completely clueless when it comes to photoshop (i have photoshop 7) but i want to learn how to make my own icons. any resources that would teach the basics would be helpful! :)
feel the rush

ipod weirdness

 i just uploaded my old ipod mini into my computer and idk its possessed or something, when i loaded it it said i had listened to alternative polka (this weird al song) 493 times and i never listen to it, its play count was probably 10 or something before hand, and it said all these other songs ive listened to so many times that were nowhere near that count before.   ts soo weird idk whats going on lol its been plugged in to my speaker in teh bathroom for a really long time and it hasnt been loaded for forever but i def havent listened to that alt. polka 493 times (in fact i never did lol) and now it says i have like 50 songs that ive listened to over 100 times and before i loaded it i had like 5 or 7 or 10 or something that were over 100 like that. and then some songs havent changed at all. does anyone know what's going on here?

oh, and another thing it did was really mess around wiht my rating count (like the stars) it kept some of the stars but others are completely gone....and all of my songs had stars by them btw.....
  • Current Music

(no subject)

I just saw an extended trailer of x3 and man, does it suck.
There is no real like epic direction. It feels like some straight to video action movie,which means it will do well.
(Hell, Sin City was almost as bad because RR completely missed the depth of the characters and heat of the sex scenes.)

what are your hopes for x3?
McCall prostitute
  • pzelda

(no subject)

How many people here are college journalism students? Were any of you at the spring National College Media Advisers convention back in March (two months ago)?


Okay, I'm curious.
- Do you still live in the same state you were born in?
- If no to the previous question, where do you live now? Which state were you born in?
- If you don't live in the state you were born in, why did you move?
- If you are currently living in a different state than the one you were born in, are you happy with where you are now? If you're unhappy with your location, where would you rather be?
- For these of you that still live in your home state, would you rather live where you are, or do you wish you were in a different state?
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    lazy lazy

(no subject)

My English teacher asked us this today:

There are two doors. One goes to Heaven and one goes to Hell. Neither of the doors are identified as being Heaven or Hell.

There is a guard standing in front of each door. The two guards are identical in every way, except that one always lies and one always tells the truth. You don't know which one lies or which one tells the truth.

If you wanted to walk into the door of Heaven and had one question to ask either of the guards, what would it be?

--I couldn't figure it out.
The Receptionist Classic

Egg Donations

Ladies, assuming you are in good health and are not worried about passing on strange DNA or anything...

Have you ever or would you ever donate your egg(s)?

If you have, would you be willing to tell me a little bit about what your process was like?
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    That 70's Show

Taking medication

Normally, I have no trouble taking my medication. However, I have a new Rx for a potassium pill that chokes me every time I try to take it. It is a HUGE tablet.

So I ask you, what is the best method for taking large pills? Just water? Another liquid? Any tips?

I am going to call the doc tomorrow to see if it's okay to cut it at least in half, but I'm still curious as to how you best take a very large pill without choking or getting it stuck in your throat. Thank you!
Self cleaning

(no subject)

Poll #734977 Friends List Filters

Do you have filters set up for your friends list?


If you answered yes, are your filters set up more for reading or posting purposes?

Reading, so I can read certain communities, only personal journals, etc.
Posting, because not everyone needs to hear everything.
A little of both.

If you filter your posts, do you tell the people on your friends list?

No, it's not their business.
Yes and I ask them if they want to be included on certain filters.

What kind of filters do you have for your friends list? Communities only, certain types of communities, etc. Answer in the comments if you prefer.

And on a completely unrelated topic, when you are worried about something, what do you do to keep your mind off of your worries?
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    anxious anxious

(no subject)

So I have to read a book for my honors English 10 class over the summer, and do a dialectical journal on it.

I have four books to choose from.

A Separate Peace by John Knowles - a story of two friends at boarding school during World War II--one of the most starkly moving parables ever written about the dark forces that brood over the tortured world of adolescence-.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou- Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas.

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers- Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam

And then The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, but I read this already, it was amazing, but I want to read something new.

Anyone have any suggestions?


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    curious curious
Film - The Old Guard

CIA question

I'm working on a fic, and I need to know some stuff about the CIA (and and Wikipedia aren't helping): How does one join the agency? Is it like on "Alias," where you get recruited out of college because you have the skillz? If so, what would you have to be majoring in; does that matter? Anything helps. :)
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    tired tired

(no subject)

I am thinking about decorating my room in a Firefly theme, specifically wanting a feel like Kaylee's room (pretty, with bright things lighting up a dark space.) I already have a pretty awesome Kaylee rasturbation to hang but what else could I do to give it that kind of a feel?

I remember as a small child going to a chinzy Paul Bunyan themepark, and the thing I remember most was a booth thing with chickens and maybe other small animals. You put in a quarter and some food would drop and they would go for it, which made it seem as if they were doing a "trick" (walking a tightrope etc) I remember them being real live chickens, which I am honesting hoping wasn't the case. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about? What would something like that be called?

What is the best way to get over a pathetic puppy crush?
I tried not spending as much time with her and that didn't work...
This has been going on too long and i'm sick of it.
*kickes self in ass*

What is the best treatment for sore feet?
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    TMBG- Experimental Film
Disney - I <3 Mickey

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So I bought this bag today, but I'm not sure I like it.  The size is good...all the pockets and whatnot, very functional.  But there's something off about it...

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    "Good Eats" on Food Network
rider tied

World Cup

An amusing and random thought that passed through my head today. Who do I support in the world cup?

I'm half Irish, a quarter Italian and a quarter English. I could support England since I live here, but I'm not as English as I am Irish, and I love my Italian heritage. So who do I support? SO CONFUSING.

And for randomness, who are you rooting for, if anyone?
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    Nightwish - Nemo