How many electrical devices do you have plugged in in your bed room?
I only have 2 main plugs :( (our house is 40 years old, they didn't realise we would need more). From plug one leads to a 4 way extension with surge protect. Here includes a desk fan, a hi fi and a base for a cordless telephone. The 4th is occasionally used for a fan heater. From plug 2 leads to a 4 way reel extension which leads to an electric toothbrush charger, another desk fan, a 4 way extension which has the tv, video and satelite plugged into, and an 8 way surge protect kit which includes, pc, monitor, speakers, printer, macmini, tv aerial spliter and an automatic scart switcher.
It amazes me sometimes how much i have running from one mains socket.
So many times when you buy an album, there are only one or two songs worth listening to on it. And even when and album is mostly good, there are usually one or two songs that you dislike and want to skip over.
What albums can you listen to all the way through without wanting to skip any tracks?
Is there a fashion trend that you absolutely cannot stand?
As in, you see someone participating in it and you lose a little respect for the person?
I know it is silly to ask this:
Are we allowed to use the internet while taking a flight?
Alienware Vs. Falcon Northwest?
So on the radio show this morning, they had Johnny Mosley (Olympic skiier dude) sitting in for one of the DJs and a snake wrangler/expert fellow came in (you know, a part of the whole "Snakes on a Plane" thing). Turns out, the only fear Johnny has is snakes. The wrangler guy was talking about how he's helped people get over their fear of snakes (with a psychiatrist, of course).
Then it was mentioned that the only natural fear that we are born with is the fear of heights. Every other fear is a learned fear.*
I sat there in the car thinking about it and I can find the root of my two fears - zombies and getting crushed to death under an overpass.
Do you know the root of your fears? What are they - the fear/s and the root/s?
*ETA: I should mention that I have no idea if this is true or not. Morning radio DJs are not psych majors, and neither am I. It was just an odd 'factoid' put out there that made me go hmmmm...
When I was a kid, there was a store front downtown with a sign that said "Christian Science Reading Room". I have also seen a church locally called "The Church of Christ, Scientist". Are these the same as "Scientology"? If not, what are the differences, or where can I go to find out. Thanks.
What are some good munchy foods for alcohol-fueled party guests besides chips and pizza?
What is your favorite flavor of chex mix?
What do you like to get when you go to Costco (or any other warehouse store)?
There's a puppy living at my aunt's house, and lately it will crawl around on the grass outside. It will also crawl inside the house, but very rarely. I've tried using Google to look this up, but I couldn't find anything.
Anyone know what's going on with the dog? It's about two months old, if that helps. Or even if that doesn't help.
So who is actually going to go and see "Snakes on a Plane"?
If not this weekend, would you see it in the theatre?
How many times a day do you poop?
So, to counter the earlier question about fashion with a happier, more optimistic question:
What fashion trends have you saying "Hallelujah! At last, something that looks normal/nice/not trashy that I will actually wear!"?
For me, I am very excited that shirts are being made longer. Everyone looks nicer in shirts that are longer, I think. They're pretty slimming, and then if you wear low-rise jeans, your stuff isn't hanging out all over the place.
I also like the vans style of shoes because they are so fricken comfortable and they come in so many fun colors.
And last, I'm glad that colors like brown and green and earthy things like that are easier to find because they look better on me than bright colors or pastels.
We're going to Hershey Park for the day tomorrow. "We" includes my wife and myself, my 11 yo daughter, 2.5 yo son, and 6 month old son. We're meeting another couple there who has a 2 yo daughter.
What's a MUST see/do/eat?
If you could do one thing all day there over and over, what would it be?
What is overrated and should be avoided?
What's a deep thinking movie you think everyone should see before they die?
I live in basically a small city and hubby has lived here almost all his life. He is one of those people who knows everyone. Anyway, I'm constantly running into people I don't know who know me. Hubby and I have developed a signal so that he'll work their name in the conversation as a friendly reminder to me.
Well, I just went to the local sub shop and ran into this guy who knew me. I haven't the foggiest clue who he was. Face didn't look familiar, nothing.
I'm pretty good at bs-ing my way into getting info out of people so that I can place them, but this guy was giving vague answers.
What tactics do you use when you run into someone who remembers you but you can't remember them?
Do you find the word cunt offensive? What do you find offensive about it?
I use it in a few different contexts- but mostly when my friends do something mildly annoying/stupid and then its in quite an affectionate way. Personally the word vagina makes me cringe much more than cunt ever would.
Has there ever been an R-Rated Disney movie? If so, what was it?
Does anybody use Washington Mutual who might be able to answer my question?
I e-mailed Washington Mutual via their "I am not a member" link, which is restricted to "general questions" without an account number, to ask if a WaMu customer can send a transfer to the account of a Wells Fargo customer and how he might be able to do so... which seemed like a pretty general question to me. But they said they can not provide that information to non-members.
The WaMu customer in question said he was going to find out a week ago but clearly I have to do everything myself.
I'd prefer not to open a WaMu account, if I can help it, just to have a basic question answered.
SO does any WaMu customer know if you can send transfers to non-WaMu customers, even if it has to be done directly at the bank location? Thanks.
When you hear your favorite song, do you start singing even when you know, you can't sing well/at all?
I don't, I can't stand my voice when I'm singing. I can't sing at all and don't want to hear that. :D
I'm forced to use dialup until my phone company gets off their duff and extend the DSL another half mile to reach my house. Whenever I download something, my connection is often broken due to bad weather, screwy modem, or just plain bad luck.
What is a good download program that allows you to reconnect and resume downloading without losing your progress?
1. Best "Freebies" site you've had luck with?
2. Don't you hate it when you poke the oh-so-sensitive fleshy bit right underneath your fingernail with needles/pins/etc.? I do.
3. Have you ever worked at a Safeway (grocery) store before? Did you like it? Any horror stories?
4. Ever used the over-the-counter (Primatine Mist, Equate Asthma Mist) asmtha inhalers before? Think they work?
5. Best haircut style for a heart-shaped face?
6. Have you ever made (and worn in public) any clothes you created? If so, got any pics of it?
7. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the most idiotic) how would you grade a former boss who hasn't given out a paycheck to his employee (that's a week late) because he "forgot" to bring his former employee's address with him when he came into town? Even when he called the employee's house and was given the physical address... and he was still in town?
8. Best item you've ever thrifted/found/found at a yard or garage sale? Pics would be a bonus.
9. Why don't you have anything better to do than answer random questions from complete strangers?
1. Has/Does anyone work at Joann Fabrics? Do/Did you like it? What's the starting pay and the employee discount?
2. My cat does this really wierd thing: when she's playing with her toy or even my hand, she'll grab it with her front claws to hold it close, but kick at it as if to push it away with her back paws. Do other cats do this? Why?
3. Getting red dots of enchilada sauce out of a white shirt - how can it be done? As soon as I noticed, which was after the sauce dried unfortunately, I filled the sink with water/laundry detergent and let the shirt soak. The dots are still there, but lighter. Any ideas?
The post office sucks. I ordered a package from Amazon to be delivered to my husband at work (we do it all the time, since nobody is at home to get them). This time, Amazon's tracking says that it could not be delivered because nobody was at home (yeah, ok!). The post office has no idea where the package is and is investigating it. But I'm still without the money and without the package! Do I contact Amazon and will they send another or refund my money? Called Amazon and they are resending it!
I might be getting a job at restaurant for a month. I'd be washing dishes.
It's from 9 in the morning till 11 at night with a one hour break and it's 6 days a week.
1) Do you think those are ridiculous hours?
2) How much would you expect to be paid?
1. Do you like cashmere?
No, it makes me itch. Unfortunately I didn't realize this until after I bought a cashmere sweater at Off 5h Saks 5th Avenue.
2. Do you like Mello Yello?
Yes! But they don't sell it where I live.
3. Are you hungry?
Is anyone here 5' or under? If so, how much do you weigh? I'm about 5'1" and 106-107 pounds. Somehow, I still feel like a cow, because short girls are always so TINY...like 95 pounds or something. Also, my mother called me fat the other day. This is very unsettling...I've never considered myself fat before this.
1. What's your biggest Lj pet peeve?
1 a. what about message board pet peeves?
1 b. emails?
1 c. the internet?
2. Should I have grits or mac-and cheese for dinner?
What's the most recent time you've taken advice from TQC, and how did it turn out?
I just bought a bag of Honey Nut Chex Mix since so many people said they liked it. I haven't tried it yet.
smokers or ex-smokers...
how long/how many cigarettes did it take for you to feel truly addicted?
What's your favourite RSS aggregator? I use LJ's syndication feature, but now I'm subscribing to so many feeds it's really filling up ye olde friends page.
My doctor suggested taking Melatonin, I've taken otc sleep aids before and usually have to take more than one, 25mg. However, this melatonin is 3mg. Is this stuff super strong or what?
what do you smoke?
i like american spirit.
i like camel too.
My job involves standing pretty much all all the time, and by the end of the day, my legs are wrecked.
My feet are usually fine, I have very comfortable shoes, but my calves always feel awful by the end of shift.
Anyway of 'fixing' this? Or releiving a little of the pain?
Humor me here.
I have to move this weekend. I've been travelling and working insane hours and my apartment looks like a tornado.
Do I deal with the tornado first, then pack? Or just start chucking things in boxes?
just now, i felt like listening to some loud music and taking a shower. as a result, i had a boombox shower. i only got through the first three songs.
which three songs would you want for your boombox shower?
-shake yer dix by peaches
-if i told you this was killing me, would you stop by the julania theory
-talk to me, dance with me by hot hot heat
All of my friends are either busy, on vacation, recovering from wisdom teeth pulling, or just undesirable to hang out with tonight.
So, I pose this very important question...should I go to the gym?! Would you go to the gym tonight if you were me?
What was your senior quote?
Did your high school yearbook have a theme?
Looking back, what was the most memorable page in your yearbook (Individual photographs, sports section, clubs, school spirit, daily life, autographs)?
What are some magazines and/or newspapers that have a lot of editorials? I'd like to use some that are kind of...smart I guess since it is for school and I can't get them online (she wants the actual thing)
What are your "dailies"?
That is, websites that you visit at least once a day.
(And don't just say "lj" or "lj communities", give specific communities and such)
How would you clean a wooden cutting board? Putting it in the sink is not an option since it is affixed to a small island in the middle of the kitchen. I cut up some really strong onions the other day and it smells bad. In all the 4 years I've worked here it has never been cleaned. I want to give it a thorough cleaning I just don't know how to go about it...
Is it possible for a company to buy all its own shares? What happens then? Who owns it? Who elects the board?
I use Mozilla and for some reason lately whenever I'm in my email or myspace for example, and I click on the little icon to change my font color or add a smiley, nothing comes up but the outline of a box. Is there any way to fix this?
Did you quit your first job?
What is your favorite accessory? I am a fan of hats and ties (even though the latter is completely pointless).
What's your favorite cleaning solution or aid? Gotta love those Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, Febreze and Swiffer.
What's one thing that a person who is close to you could tell you, that would completely change your opinion of them?
Half.com or amazon.com for cheap book deals? So far I've been getting better deals at Amazon.
What's your favorite book by Christopher Moore? I like Lamb.
What's with all the tech support questions? Did the electronics of the world have a meltdown today? Y2K, almost seven years too late? Wow, Y2K was a long time ago... does it make you feel old to remember things like that?
What's the worst misread you've ever done?
I just glanced at a bottle of Dawn out of the corner of my eye and somehow misread part of it as "midget grease."
What's wrong with my camera!?!
It's so weird. It's like it's oof, but the zoom/lens/snoutlike thing hasn't like... recluded back into the camera body thing? You know what I mean? And when I try to turn it on, it seems like it lights up a dark navy blue color, but then nothing else happens. Pressing buttons hasn't been helping, and yelling at it doesn't work, either.
It's not the battery.
The camera is called FinePix
other things stamped on the face:
5.1 mega pixels
FUJINON ZOOM LENS
3x f=5.8-17.4mm 1:2.8-4.9
Okay, I'm sure most of that information doesn't matter at all, but... I DON'T KNOW!
What should I do to make my camera stop being such a brat and start working?!
ETA: now it flashes the FINEPIX graphic when I turn it on, and then it turns navy blue. Am I making progress? Should I keep pressing this button?
PS yes, oof was a typo, but it made me laugh, so it gets to stay.
I realize it is very unlikely that anyone has anything to help me, but this community is always worth a shot.
I would like to print out this pretty detailed map that is a pdf file.
However, when I try to print it out on one page, not all the details show up.
Is it possible to take that one superdetailed pdf page and cut it into 4 equals parts and blow them each up onto one page and print out 4 pages in that way?
Computer savvy people, I call ye.
My hard drive decided to die four days before school...so I lack a computer for now..my question...
What is a decent laptop to purchase that:
would be able to handle Photoshop and Illustrator?
isn't known for overheating?
won't fall apart too fast?
[note: I don't want a mactop...don't have the money for one nor do I find them appealing]
My comp was a: hp pavilion ze1210 with 240mb RAM, 20g hd [if anyone is curious]
Ok, I want to finally breakdown and buy photoshop. Only problem is whenever I look for prices online there are a dozen different programs that have photoshop in the name. So which one is it that most people use to make all the nifty graphics and such floating around LJ and the rest of this place we call the internet?
Anyone here have tinea versicolor? My doctor thinks I have it so she gave me Selsun Blue to treat it. I'm supposed to put it on my back then sleep on it all night and in the morning change and wash all my sheets. Would it dye my clothing or bedding? Also, how does someone get tinea versicolor? The only thing I've read about it is that it is more likely in humid climates, which I definetly live in, but how in the world did I get a fungus on my skin?? I'm kind of weirded out. :[
ok, i have a second webcam, the cord is about 4-5 feet, where can i put it in my living room, where it would be kinda cool to see...?
Do you have any unusual phobias? I mean stuff that isn't the typical spiders, snakes, the dark, heights, small children, etc.
I have this weird thing about being a passenger. When I'm driving I feel fine, but whenever ANYONE besides me is doing the driving, I always get this weird feeling like we're going to crash. It's really stupid and it's only happened within the last couple years. I pretty much just deal with it, but it's annoying.
Quick song identification question -
This song has a bluesy feel to it and I think it's from the 90s, probably early 90s.
There's a line about "sleeping in the subway," and I thought the chorus went, "We all rise in our own way," but Google says not.
What is it??