September 18th, 2006

My eyes burn
  • pridian

anoher job question

What should you do when submitting a resume for a job you're completely utterly qualified for but don't have the amount of experience requested?

Do you acknowledge that you don't have enough years but explain in your cover letter how you are just as qualified?

Do you just not say anything?

Some other option?

I'm just wondering what the best option would be because I can see pros and cons for the two options I listed. I just want to know what they think you do your first year?

I'm not an idiot, I have something memorized after 2 times of going through it and can still remember it months afterwards. It pisses me off because I just have 1 year and am probably a better worker than the people who have 2-5 years but I can be pushed off to the side because I'm not experienced enough.

I just want to give myself the best chance of getting another job. I've got 2 weeks left at my present job. Suck.

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Asking for a friend:

How long after you take ecstasy are you able to take it again and have it still work?  If someone takes it on a Friday night, will it work if they take it again on the next Monday?

We tried google and didn't find anything.

We know its not a smart idea to abuse any drugs, let alone ecstasy.  But we're just looking for an answer, not a lecture.

brian justin street dance

ice maker out of control - help!

I have an icemaker built into my freezer. It's the kind where you have to either pull up or push down (I forget which) this metal bar, and then it starts making ice and dumps them all into a bucket underneath. However, I turned mine on a few days ago and I forget how and now it seems that whether I pull the bar back down or push it back up, it keeps making ice. I'm having to dump the thing out once in a while so it doesn't overflow and break the icemaker.

Does anyone have this specific type who can tell me how to make it stop?!? I'm sure the problem lies with me.
sweet dee mothafucker

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I go to sleep at 11pm and wake up around 6:00 and I cannot go to sleep any earlier because I just can't fall asleep before that time. At school I have English first period which is at 7:30 and I can barely keep my eyes open. I eat breakfast most days (I didn't use to) which might consist of cereal, banana smoothie, toast, whatever. What things should I eat/drink that will keep be awake? I don't want to drink any coffee.
Drink Me


Congrats! In a tax free world, you just won:

1. $1,000 - what do you do with it.

2. &500,000 - what do you do with it?
do you take it all at once or in payments?

3. $173 million - what do you do with it?
do you take it all at once or in payments
The Receptionist Classic

Hippo Birdie Two Ewes

So... what DO I want for my birthday?

My Aunt and I have the same birthday. She's been pretty down this year and I want to send her a little something to cheer her up. She's really, REALLY into her garden, so I was thinking about sending something for that. Do you know of any online gardening places I could find a neat-o unique something-something (for cheap)?

What's the coolest, most off the wall thing you've ever received for your birthday?
Last year, my cousin gave me a pair of slippers and a broom. Both in leopard print. Tacky and corny, but you know what? I love them. Best present of the year.
Drink Me

let's talk about love

I believe in:

true love
soul mates
love at first sight
love of self
self love

I have experienced:

true love
soul mates
love at first sight
love of self
self love

I am:


Love at first sight

Inspired by a post a bit earlier, do you believe in love at first sight? If so, WHY?!?! How can you experience LOVE at first sight? I am assuming the majority of you believe in lust at first sight, not love, so I'm really interested in hearing from those who truly believe in LOVE at first sight. It just seems like such a ridiculous concept to me.
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  • hygher

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I'm making my boyfriend a mix cd. I want it to be all country music,
 For those country fans, what songs do you think I should include? (any love songs or songs with a sexual undertone would be appreciated.)

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Your neighbor comes over to borrow a cup of sugar, and then says 'I owe you one'. She now owes you a favor. Which of these do you think would be the most acceptable deed in which to call in this favor?

Borrow a cup of flour from her
Borrow a cup of rum from her
Have her help you move a body
Ask for a kidney
One night of undisturbed sex with her husband
One long, lingering, uncomfortable hug
To be invited to their next party
You get their next Sunday paper
You're allowed to dig for treasure or oil in their back yard
She's your indentured servant for one day
A slice of whatever it is she's baking
She has to pay your next rent or mortgage payment
I'd just demand my sugar back the next day...with interest, which would only compound daily
I wouldn't want anything back
Pfft. As if I'd give sugar to my neighbors, and as if they'd ask

digital clock

Anyone have any suggestions for dimming or slightly blocking the blue light of numbers on a digital clock? I want to be able to read the numbers, but it fills the whole room with creepy blue light.
tastes like evil

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Today is my so's and my anniversary.

I'm thinking a picnic would be a great idea for dinner tonight. But "traditional" picnic fare doesn't seem to cut it for me. What should I make for dinner for us tonight?

hey there, sports fan!

1. If you are a fan of a team that is not and never has been local to you, why are you a fan of that team?

2. What's your favorite sport to watch?

3. In a football stadium, where are the best seats in the house?

4. Would you rather be at a game (in good seats) or watching from home on a big-screen TV?

5. Would it make you sad or make you like the player less if you found out your favorite player was doping?

6. Who's your favorite pro athlete and why?

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What's the best non-drowsy, fast-acting, low side-effect back pain reliever? I have to work from 5pm to 1am, and physical labor's going to be no fun if I can't bend over. x.x Tried Advil earlier and it never made a dent in it. Suggestions very much appreciated (calling in sick/dead is sadly not an option).
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Would you be pissed if a member of your family was turning around and selling the gifts that you had given her for her birthday ,her kids birthdays, and christmas on ebay? Would you say anything to this person about it or would you let it go?
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1. The movie Gia (Angelina Jolie), does anyone have a video of the part where Gia went to see Linda for the last time? Gia was leaving and she turns towards Linda and says, "You were the one, the only one, and you were amazing." If anyone has that video, can you let me know where I can get it? Youtube would be great if I could get it on there. Thanks!

2. You know those fake heads that women put their wigs on while they're not wearing them? My boyfriend needs one to put a Halloween mask on and I have no clue how much they are or even where I can find one... Does anyone know?
garth marenghi

basically a request for relaxing instrumentals

my mum's just started out as a primary school teacher and wants me to make a cd for her of background music that'll help her children work.

it's got to be instrumental music that's not going to make the children laugh or mess about.

so far i've got albatross by fleetwood mac, dead already and any other name by thomas newman and i'm trying to get the instrumental from bittersweet symphony.

then she's got the mission impossible theme turn, mr benn and countdown to make the kids hurry up.

what else would you put in?
Hello Kitty

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Dear TQC,

I need to find a new mascara.
One that will not dry out my eyelashes so badly I think that I hear them crack when I rub my eyes.

So, moisturising, not-waterproof mascara.
(hopefully available from
Oh, and Diorshow is (sold) out.

Sincerely, Sarah-Rose
Quinn Twin

No Fitty - Now What?

I recently bought a costume from a girl over in the cosplay community. She had posted the measurements (she made it herself) and according to what she posted (and the fact we're both using standard American measurements), it should have fit me like a glove (I get measured at least once a month at my gym, so I am up to date on current measurements). Then, it gets here, and I am So0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o excited! I rip open the package and start putting it on.

The shirt is, erm, snug but that's par for the character. Then, the skirt. Oh, it fit like a glove alright. If that glove were made of my own flesh and already called my HAND. Walking in it is something of a feat. God forbid there is an actual fire or other emergency neccessitating use of my legs in a brief fashion.

So. Here I am, out $70 and wondering what to do. The skirt is very plain and simple, and I could probably have another one whipped up for a small fee - assuming I can find fabric the same colour. But what should I do since there was some obvious misunderstanding on someone's part (mine or hers, I'm not sure, nor do I care)???

Should I email her and tell her I'm looking for matching fabric and if I find some, would like a refund for the price of having a new one made + fabric? Just ask for a full refund and return it and spend a little more having a whole new (but truely custom) costume made for me by one of those sellers on eBay (the costume is popular enough that at least one seller is offering it)? Cry and suck it up? I mean, really, what wold you guys do if you were in my shoes?

PS - Just for clairification, I plan on emailing her and telling her of the situation, reguardless, I would just like to have sort of a game plan. She said she wanted me to be completely happy and was a very pleasant person to deal with. I am certain she'd understand and be reasonable. Oh, and she's moving in October, so I really need an idea - especially in case I can't find matching fabric.

Bleh, I am so heart broken over this - I love this costume!

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1. Are there any lesbian D/s or lesbian S&M books(both fiction and non-fiction)?

2. How old were you when you had your first kiss?

3. What was your favorite game as a child?

4. How many DVD's do you own?

5. What's the shortest you've had your hair?

6. Do you like your job?

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do you have a fear of anything "unusual"

I know someone who 

. . . is afraid of OSTRICHES (he has never had a bad experience with one)

::edit:: I guess I have an irrational fear of carnival rides, I wont get on one, but will ride rides at amusement parks . . there was that fear of God put into me that carnival rides were put up overnight, so how could they be safe . . .
  • 836am

Retail jobs

I can't get through to my HR department  until tomorrow, so I'm hoping you guys can help me,

How do retail companies generally feel about an employee working at two different retail stores (that are not owned by the same company)? Say I work for a department store but also want to work at a clothing store?

I have previously worked for 2 different companies at the same time, but one was an office job and the other was a retail job, so there was no conflict of interest.

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1.) What's the crappiest thing that someone has ever done to you? Did you ever forgive them?

2.) If someone wanted to really hurt your feelings, what's the worst thing they could possibly do or say?
sweet dee mothafucker

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I always have my sounds off in AIM by going to the preferences and clicking to not play any sounds. But last night an upgrade button came up with AIM and I upgraded to the new version, I guess. All my sound buttons say the sound is off but whenever someone IMs me it clicks. Not just when the window pops up but with each new line in their screen. How can I stop it??? If no one knows, where can I get the previous AIM?
blue flower

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Have you ever had anyone come out (as GLBTQ) to you? What did they say/how did they do it? What was your reaction?

I've been come out to twice in my life. The first time was when I was about 14 or 15. I was at a sleepover at my cousin's house. I don't remember the exact conversation, but I think we were talking like typical junior high schoolers about kissing and she blatantly said that she liked girls. I wasn't shocked at all and asked her if she had a girlfriend. The second time was this past weekend. My good friend had a male friend visiting for the weekend and had us meet him. After the "friend" had left for the week, he came over to my house and had my friends and I all come out of our rooms. He then asked us if we liked his friend and when we said we did, he said good and told us he was dating him. We were overjoyed and all ran to hug him. It was probably the most ecstatic coming out I've ever heard of. We were all happy that he found somebody to love for we had suspected that he was queer in some form since we had met him (2 yrs ago).

Myspace Events

A silly question about Myspace, because I wasn't sure where else to turn for an answer... Okay, say you've made an Event, and then it lets you choose who you want to invite to it. Is there a way for multiple people to be able to select invitees? Me and some friends are all throwing a party together and we'd all like to be able to invite people on our various friends lists to the same event. (Oh man, I hope this makes sense.) Is there a way to do this?

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Okay, a CONUNDRUM. I can get some free language classes during my MPhil next year. Which should I pick?

The choice is Chinese, Polish, Arabic or Ukrainian. (I think I have to pay an extra £50 for the Chinese.)

They're only basic - you know, the sort of thing that lets you 'communicate in sociolinguistically appropriate ways' that you've got a sister and a headache and want some bread. But seems like it might be fun anyway.

What is this thing?

Ok so at my Grandma's 80th Birthday Party on Saturday her older sister had gotten this candle thing from Hong Kong. She got it via friend of a friend so she really didn't know much about it and since it's from Hong Kong all the writing on the box is in least I think it's Chinese. Anyways point is the candle thing was cool and I wanted to get one from a friend's upcoming birthday but since I can't read the box I don't know what to search for. Grandma's sister gave me the box so I could get some scans of it and I put the pics below the cut. Please if anybody knows what the box reads, knows someone who can translate it for me, or hell knows where I can buy it then please let me know. Thx :)

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garden state, awesome flower

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In my German Lit class we've been watching a German tv show called Berlin, Berlin. Does anybody know the name of the song they play in the opening credits or where I can download it?

Anyone who's taken Latin?

How does one say "there is no truth" in Latin? I know truth is veritas (from "in vino veritas", one of my favorite phrases) but I don't know how to fit that into a sentence.

There's apparently only one English-to-Latin translator in any of these tubes, and it's broken. Pfft.

and yeah, I know I just asked a totally unrelated question here within the last hour.

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Boring advice question:

Recently at college I made friends with a girl who is from Pakistan and has only been living here for a month. Well, I say friends, it sort of went more:

Her: "You're in my tutor group, yes?"
Me: "Yep, that's right!"
Her: "Can you help me? I don't know where to go."
Me: "Sureio!"

And from then on she just kind of followed me around.

I don't really mind, it must be very hard for her to make friends in a completely foreign country so I always invite her to come with my friends and I to get dinner and so on.

However.. thinking about it, I've realised that she's a little ignored in our group. Not intentionally so, I think it's just that we talk rather quickly about various topics and as her English is a little shaky, she finds it hard to keep up. And we really don't have all that much in common with her. I'm finding it quite hard to think of things to talk about with her when we're alone as we like completely different things (and also as I talk very quickly she finds me hard to understand, though I do try to slow down...) and come from completely different cultures.

So.. is there anything I can do to help her feel comfortable/fit in? Any ideas for conversation topics? This is the first time I've ever been at a loss to make conversation with somebody o.O Also, I was thinking of asking her if she wanted to come to the movies with us this weekend but I'm not sure whether this would be a good idea as, like I said, she has shaky English (so might not understand the movie) and doesn't really have much to talk about with my friends. Thoughts? It's really awkward to have someone in the group who isn't saying anything and is looking kind of bored/confused.

ETA: Also, does anyone have any idea what language 'Udu' is? I asked her what her native language is and she said a word that sounds like 'Udu' but when I google it all I get is something about drums o.O
a sushi
  • eissak

video hosting

I'm looking for a site who will let me upload videos (.avi and .mvi).

1. What are all the sites you know of that allows you to upload videos?

2. What site/s allows you to upload a really large MB video or unlimited MB?

3. Which of these will let you post and view the video in an entry of your livejournal?

Is there any way to edit out the sound from a video that has already been taken?? (.avi and .mvi)

Pretty long question.

Me and a friend of mine are interested in doing volunteer work in a third world country, combating poverty etc. He's 21 and I'm 15 (nearly 16) - I'd have to wait until I was 18 and had finished my A levels before I could do anything - but having looked into any possible ideas for the future, we've hit a bit of an obstacle.

We're not American and so are not allowed to join the Peace Corps, and the EU equivalent, VSO, is asking for people with a LOT of experience and qualifications, which is fair enough, but he doesn't have much of that and at this moment in time, neither do I. We want to go out there for the experience and to help out and give something back to the world and the such. Does anyone know of any other ways we can do this and get out there?
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Have you ever "taken a break" from a relationship? How serious was the relationship at the time? Did you get back together? Are you still together now?
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funky chicken

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I'm going on a roadtrip to a dance workshop weekend with my dance partner in two weeks. He's put me in charge of the music. It's a 10 hour trip each way.

I'm planning on making two playlists - one for solely getting on his nerves (with annoying yet peppy songs like "Barbie Girl" and "I Play Chicken with the Train"), and one with actual good music (The Doors, Susan Tedeschi, etc.).

Requirements: No rap, limited country, and no swing. (He already has all of the swing, and I'm looking to vary it up a bit.)

Is there anything that absolutely HAS to make either list?

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I have a DVD-R (Memorex) CD full of pictures that was burnt on a Mac computer and I obviously haven't been able to have my Windows XP computer read it. Is there a free or at least free trial of some type of "Mac reader" I can download or install that would allow me to access the DVD-R on XP?

I mean, I need this XP to at least RECOGNIZE that there's a CD in there... but it hasn't.

Alarm Clock

So, in the morning I have a lot of trouble getting up. Even my alarm now, which beeps really sharply next to my ear, doesn't wake me up sometimes.

I also sometimes forget to change the time depending on what day it is.

What kind of alarm clock do you recommend?

My mom found an alarm clock in a magazine (she thinks thats where she saw it) and you set the alarm by each day, and then just switch the dial with the day, so i dont always have to go through changing the time, just the day.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Do you know where I can find one with the days?


tinkerbell sparkle

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I just wanted to thank everyone at TQC for their responses to my last post about Lyme Disease. I went to the doctor and he feels that it was a severe allergic reaction to an insect bite, especially since the rash area has begun to go down on it's own. He gave me the antibiotics for Lyme just in case though.

So just for kicks, have you ever had a medical/illness/etc scare?
  • kit_n

Name Please...

For a female character name, which do you like best: Shiquin, Xia, Amaya, Sokanon, Lixue, Sagira, Rilous, Raine, Loka, Rilka, Avant, Sashi, or Aysel?
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I find the subject i'm about to ask interesting, plus i like hearing stories, mostly this a question for females but i'd like to hear anyones thoughts.
Before you and your S.O. were dating did they do anything to show off in front of you? If so what was it?

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For the Christians (no need for any "I'm not a Christian" replies. Not answering is indication enough):

1. Have you ever spoken in tongues?
2a. What denomination are you?
2b. Does it (as the wikipedia article on the Society of Friends puts it) "fit within traditional Christian categories of Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant"?
3. What is a typical worship service like in your church?
4. What are some misconceptions (if any) you've encountered about your denomination?
5. Does your denomination recognize homosexual marriage?

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Who will take over the Playboy Mansion after Hefner dies?

I know his daughter basically runs it now, but I mean... who will be the next Hef? Do you think society will really accept them as the new Head Playboy?

I heard years ago that Trump was planning take over, though I don't quite remeber if it was from a reliable source.