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September 22nd, 2006

(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|12:08 am]
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[philychez]
OK, my google foo is not working today, need some help.

Dunno if you have ever heard of this, but my class ring is very top heavy (stone and lettering on top, just a small band on bottom). If I spin it with the stone down (it's rounded) it will wobble and force the stone up to the top.

Anyone know the physics behind that? My guess is conservation of momentum and it must be easier for it to stay spinning with the weight at the top, but I was hoping for something more definate :)

Thanks in advance!
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|12:33 am]
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[cestqui]
Calling all Europeans!  What is a good online resource for buying electronics?  Amazon.co.uk is really expensive and Amazon.fr doesn't have what I am looking for and fnac.com is pricey too.  I'd rather not buy it off amazon.com and ship it to my family and have them ship it to me but right now that seems to be the cheapest means of getting new earphones for my iPod. 
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|01:27 am]
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[mxmxs]
What are some good lj communities for relationship advice?

Edit: Screw it, might as well ask this community =)
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Basically, has anyone else been in this situation? Did you break off the relationship or did you take things further? any advice would help me...
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|01:34 am]
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[likelystory]
a. What celebrities do you mix up?

I swear to god, I cannot tell the difference between Leslie Ann Warren, Sigourney Weaver, and Susan Sarandon. I could tell you which one has been in which movie, but show me a picture, and I would not be able to identify which of them was in it.

b. Are there any music artists you always get mixed up?

I always think that Elvis Costello sings "Little Red Corvette." I do not know why.
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YKINMKBTO [Sep. 22nd, 2006|02:59 am]
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[omuse]
Where can I find that big chart of various fetishes and kinks, with the links and overlaps between them?
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Switching Actors/Actresses [Sep. 22nd, 2006|04:56 am]
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[denisbaldwin]
In Roseanne, they switched the "Becky" character part way through the show with another actress.

In Bewitched, they switched the Darren.

In Fresh Prince, they switched Aunt Viv.

Can you think of any other television series that has switched the actor or actress that played a main role part-way through it's run?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|05:23 am]
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[ifancylust]
[music |emily kane - art brut]

my boyfriend just moved into an 8x12 apartment/room/what have you. there is also a loft area with a ladder up top. there's isn't much furniture yet--small fridge, dresser, futon, sink, small table, etc. he really wants to go to the shelter to rescue a kitten/cat, but do you think the apartment is too small?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|05:56 am]
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[ethernetbunny]
I love playing Snagu & am looking for similar online games -- Suggestions?

"snagu is a scavenger hunt updated for the mobile age. It’s a massively multi-player camera-phone based scavenger hunt, with player generated content and community driven scoring. The game provides the tag and the players find the image wherever they like. Unlike traditional scavenger hunts, there are no right answers - only interesting ones. When photos are submitted, players can go online to vote for their favorite image and determine the winner for each tag..."
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Cosmetics [Sep. 22nd, 2006|07:11 am]
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[icyblue]
For people who wear makeup:

Have you ever used a foundation primer (i.e Smashbox Photo Finish or Benefit Dr. Feelgood)? What brand? If so, how did it work for you? Did it improve your complexion (how did it make your skin look and feel)?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|08:55 am]
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[bellasmommy]
Would you consider a green burial?

I heard a piece on NPR last night that Mayor Bloomberg (Bloomburg?) wants to institute a program for low-income people, supported by Newt Gingrich, that would pay people CASH to do the following things:

1) Get prenatal care
2) Finish high school
3) Keep their kids from dropping out of school
4) Get married before they have children.

What do you think of this?
Also, I can't find a source for it anywhere. My google-fu is failing me. If someone could find me a summary of this, I'd appreciate it.

EDIT: Thanks, nectarines! Here's a transcript and audio of the item.
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Smokers Tax? [Sep. 22nd, 2006|09:10 am]
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[wookiewife]
[Current Location |Petaluma, CA]
[mood |curiouscurious]

Just curious, what are your thoughts on Prop 86 (a prop on the CA ballot this November)?

Proposition 86: Tax on Cigarettes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
Prop lingo behind the cut.Collapse )

We discussed it last night at the county meeting and opinions were split down the middle on it. Most of the people at the meeting are of the 50-and-up crowd, so I'm curious to hear the thoughts of the younger crowd on this.
Edit: Even if you don't live in California. Suppose this was a measure on a ballot in your state, tell me what you think.
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google video/youtube [Sep. 22nd, 2006|09:56 am]
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[transmogrify]
is there a way to save a copy of a video to one's harddrive with google video and/or youtube which isn't merely a link to the file hosted on a remote server, but an actual hard copy of it?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|10:02 am]
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[musicsoulchild]
How do you suggest overcoming negative self-talk?
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help with a quote [Sep. 22nd, 2006|10:45 am]
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[theslithytove]
there's a quote out there that goes around with a whole bunch of other stupid quotes that goes something like "I see all those poor African people and cry. I mean, I'd love to be skinny like that..."
Does anybody know the full quote and who said it? I was trying to refer to it the other day and can't remember.

kthnx


EDIT: Ok, I got it.
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gay guarterbacks [Sep. 22nd, 2006|11:58 am]
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[falsechaos]
How would members of a high school football team react to rumors that their star quarterback might be gay?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|12:54 pm]
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[hygher]
What do you want to buy right now? (with pictures would be cool)
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make me laff, internets. [Sep. 22nd, 2006|01:15 pm]
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[suzermagoozer]
[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |DMB]

Win-Lose situations are common.
Win-Win situations are ideal.


What are some good LOSE-LOSE situations?????
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i'm feeling dorky... so... [Sep. 22nd, 2006|01:31 pm]
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[colour_my_w0rld]
what's your favorite poem?.. and why does it stand out from other poems you've read?
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American history [Sep. 22nd, 2006|01:46 pm]
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[tonightwefly]
HI
I have a few school related questions.
I have not been able to do anywork for the past week so i am really behind and i have a take home test well it is trhee essay questions and i have very little time to do them. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction of where to find qucik and easy information.

the questions
#1 Why did early English colonies struggle of fail?

#2 How the Enlightenment and Glorious Revolution set stage for the American Revolution.

#3 Did pre-columbian Native Americans live in tepees?


I know basic information to all of these questions but they must each be two pages long so im jsut looking for some more detail.
thank you
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passwords [Sep. 22nd, 2006|01:46 pm]
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[theslithytove]
1. what's the stupidest password you've ever had/known
2. how many passwords do you have right now? how may accounts?
3. do you change your passwords reguarly?

mineCollapse )
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|01:51 pm]
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[fourcorners]
Poll #827718 Would you rather

I would rather....

live to be a spry 110 with no health problems, but be considered ugly and physically unappealing to most people
16(12.5%)
live to be 85 with no health problems, but have merely average looks. Not bad looking, but a bit on the plain side
84(65.6%)
live to be only 60 years of age, but be considered by most to be drop-dead gorgeous/handsome
28(21.9%)

Would you rather be...

super intelligent (genius IQ) but super ugly
43(33.6%)
average looks with only an average intelligence
82(64.1%)
Highly attractive looks but below-average intellect
3(2.3%)

Would you rather be....

very happy with your life but have little to no creativity or sense of humor
37(29.4%)
of average contentment with just average creative talent and standard sense of humor
57(45.2%)
quite unhappy with your life, but be considered gifted creatively and deemed hilarious by most people
32(25.4%)

Would you rather have, for your PRIMARY means of employment, a job...

that pays very well and makes you look important, but have to work 6 days a week and only 1 week of vacation. You have to wear business attire
21(16.3%)
that pays standard salary and not sound very important, but you only work 5 days a week with 2 weeks paid vacation. You can wear semi-casual attire, no t-shirt or jeans or mini skirts
56(43.4%)
that pays less than $20,000 per year, but you only work 3 days a week. Dress attire is casual, so whatever you want
13(10.1%)
that pays $25,000, but you get to work from home. However, the workload would require you to work 4 days a week
39(30.2%)

Would you rather have...

a beautiful face and perfect hair and teeth but a dumpy body
74(58.7%)
an unattractive face but a healthy, athletic, hottie body
52(41.3%)

Would you rather be a ...

vampire: attractive, super powerful all the time and cannot age, but you consume only blood (no more chocolate or pizza) and can never see sunlight again
45(34.6%)
werewolf. Super powerful, feral and violent one day a month. The rest of the month, you're normal like you are now
85(65.4%)

Is it better to...

beg for permission and hope you get your way?
66(52.0%)
act first, and then beg for forgiveness?
61(48.0%)

Is it worse...

to die and be forgotten
75(59.1%)
to be die and be historically infamous
52(40.9%)
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Pillow [Sep. 22nd, 2006|02:57 pm]
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[gimmethatsmine]
I recently purchased a Mogu pillow. (You know the ones that are all cool-feeling, with the little balls inside.)

How do I wash and dry it?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|03:01 pm]
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[701126]
What's the keyboard shortcut to flip your entire desktop?
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firefox help! [Sep. 22nd, 2006|03:02 pm]
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[lancedesdieux]
I restarted my computer, and now Firefox has gone wild. On the upper right hand corner, where all the search engines are - they are all gone. I click to "add engines" and I add wiki, and the dictionary, but they don't actually appear there. I've restarted firefox, but no luck, even restarted my computer, but nothing. HELP?

I usually have google search too, but I didn't see it in the list. Any idea where to find it?


some random questions to not break the rules:

1. what colour is your keyboard?
2. do you use toilet paper to blow your nose (when you dont have kleenex)?
3. whats the last word you said outloud?
4. where is your computer located?
5. what shoes did/are you wearing today?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|03:20 pm]
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[lovelyrita07]
I just got back from getting my hair cut/colored from my long-time trusted hair stylist and it's the first time that I've ever hated what she's done with my hair. It's this brassy, loud red that doesn't fit me at all. Is there anything that I can do or do I have to wait it out until I get my hair done again? When is the soonest that I can get it recolored without damaging my hair? Is there any over-the-counter stuff I can buy to lighten it up a bit, or should I just go back to the hair salon? I'm pretty much devestated from this whole ordeal, so thanks for any help! :)
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|04:04 pm]
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[sotrescharmant]
What is the best thing to do in a situation where you're just simply no longer interested in being someone's friend anymore?

Ideally, I'd like to be able to go back to just being aquaintances- where we can still be civil and communicate with each other but I don't really have to give anything to the friendship anymore, if that makes sense.

There are no hard feelings between us, or even good reasons that I feel this way about her, we've just kind of grown apart. I feel like I've matured differently and more so than she has, and there are little things about her that I just find irritating.

She asks me to hang out often, and I don't want to hurt her feelings, so usually I either say that I'm busy, or spend some time with her but keep it as short as possible. But even in these situations I feel like I'd rather be somewhere else than spending time with her. And I get sick of lying all the time, and I don't want it to be obvious that I'm avoiding her.

It would be really really difficult for me to do anything to hurt her feelings- is there any civil and kind way to deal with this situation?

What is the best way to handle this? Have you ever been in a similar situation? What did you do?

X-Posted
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Limewire [Sep. 22nd, 2006|04:42 pm]
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[randomposting]
[mood |blahblah]
[music |Piano Man- Billy Joel]

Hey!

I'm looking for some new music to download and I was wondering if anyone had any reccomendations. I love stuff by The Beatles and Billy Joel and Rufus Wainwright, The Animals, The Eagles, etc...

Oooh, and funny songs too. :) Like stuff by Flight of the Conchords.

Anyone have any reccomendations of music not by those groups?

Musicals too, like Sweeney Todd, and Les Miserables, Martin Guerre, The Last Five Years, Ragtime..

anything that's in that vein, I'd be interested in.

What are your favorite songs? :)
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|05:36 pm]
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[ifancylust]
i posted the other day about my boyfriend's small apartment being big enough or not for a cat. many people suggested we get an older cat from a kill shelter, which i think is a great idea.
does anyone know of kill shelters in nyc? most of the shelters i've come across through petfinder & such seem to be nice and no-kill.
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Databases To Download? [Sep. 22nd, 2006|06:04 pm]
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[slyfoot]
Does anybody know where I can find public domain databases to download? No particular subject, really. I am just looking for a bunch of databases that will work with dBase or Access. CSV format is fine too.
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|06:08 pm]
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[duckgirlie]
If I download a zipped/rarred file, and then extract it, can I delete the original zipped file?

EDIT: Answered, cheers everyone.
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Nerd power! [Sep. 22nd, 2006|06:29 pm]
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[mutantjules]
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |Beach Boys - Sloop John B]

1. Do you watch Star Trek?
2. If so, what version/s? (As in, Original Series, Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, Enterprise.)
3. If you watch the movies, which one is your favourite?

Bonus question: Do you speak Klingon?


My answers: yes, TOS/TNG/V, Search for Spock, no. =D
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|06:32 pm]
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[lolale]
Scenario:
Car A is parked with driver inside in the yellow loading zone about 5 feet away from the red zone but is still completely in the yellow zone. Car B is backing up doesn't see Car A and hits Car A.

Who's fault was it?
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Alcohol again. [Sep. 22nd, 2006|06:39 pm]
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[tin_foil_hat]
Wow... A LOT of people don't drink.
Which makes me wonder... why?

Are there alot of latter day saints? methodists? ex-alcoholics?

Why don't you drink?

if you do drink, do you do it because you like the taste, want to get pissed, or some other reason?

& how often do you drink?

I do drink. Alcohol does not taste that nice, especially for the price. It tastes okay if you're drunk, but i don't understand the 'i do it for the taste' people. Then why do you drink it at parties, if it tastes so nice why not have it with your lunch every now & then. Wine is a bit different i suppose.

I don't drink unless i can get off my face. I fear that if i just have a little bit of alcohol i will get addicted. Plus, it's my escapism & i'm not going to ecape down the street, i'm going to the moon.

I drink usually about 3 or 4 times a year. I feel like i'm damaging my body if i do it more than once in two months.
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"My Dingaling" [Sep. 22nd, 2006|06:42 pm]
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[nnancy1964]
OK, my considerable Google skills are failing me... does anyone know, or can you find for me, what year "My Dingaling" by Chuck Berry first hit the airwaves?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|08:02 pm]
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[demonwarp]
What are your thoughts on working at the same job as your ex does? If the prospect of friendship was possible, would it help ease the awkwardness?
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Renaissance fair [Sep. 22nd, 2006|08:18 pm]
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[liziam]
I'm going to the renaissance fest on October 6th or 7th.  It's the fantasy themed weeked.  I need costume help pronto.  Any suggestions?

I was thinking of a corset top, have my boobs propped up to high heaven.  That's pretty fantastical for me but that's as far as I've gotten.  I'm not that knowledgeable in renaissance stuff and I need help.

Thank you!
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Legal Downloading Sites [Sep. 22nd, 2006|08:21 pm]
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[sophiedoph]
What are the most inexpensive legal music downloading sites? I heard there was a German one where you could basically download an entire album for like $3.00?

Although I'm trying to put my illegal downloading days to an end, I have to admit I've been exposed to some pretty great stuff through mis-named downloads on kazaa and Limewire. So... Have you ever heard of:

1. Libera (boys choir)?
2. George Winston?
3. Mannheim Steamroller?
4. Windham Hill artists?
5. E Nomine?
6. X-Perience?
7. David Arkenstone?
8. David Lanz?
9. Trans-Siberian Orchestra?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|09:57 pm]
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[seanutbutter]
How would one go about dealing with the loss of a much-loved anniversary celebration?
Please help me, I'm a wreck!
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|10:09 pm]
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[xillbill]
Does anyone know of a good layout community for a basic account?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|10:12 pm]
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[esoteria]
1. I was hanging out with a recently-acquired friend and after a few hours, he suggested we grab dinner. It sounded good to me, so off we went. He offered to drive, spent most of the night opening doors for me, and insisted on paying the check.. uh, did I wind up on an unintentional date? Or am I just confused and he's just a really polite guy?

2. How can I politely tell him I absolutely despise people opening doors for me and other chivalrous bullshit? Or do I have to just suck it up?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|11:26 pm]
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[cme2694]
I've had the same homeroom since they were freshmen - they're now seniors. I want to give them each *something* as a graduation present, but I'm at a loss as what to get them.

I don't want to get them just a generic gift, like a picture frame, but I'm not sure what would be meaningful and yet not break my bank.

My husband thinks that I should get a book for each of them - the same book, but besides the cliché book 'Oh, the places you'll go' I can't think of a book.

I'm already thinking of getting them each a card and writing a message.

Did you get a graduation gift from a teacher that you really appriciated? What was it? Any other ideas for me?
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|11:40 pm]
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[oshortie]
cause i'm bored...

1)  So how much do you weigh (include your height, sex)? 
2)  Are you happy with that? 
3)  How would you rate your motivation in staying/getting fit?

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About BT [Sep. 22nd, 2006|11:50 pm]
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[sh33pi3]
Situation: a ton of files that I'm BT'ing stopped at 99.8%

Question: would it be possible to play these files although they are incomplete? (they're episodes of a tv series), like, maybe have it just skip the 30 seconds or whatever that hasn't been downloaded?
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pick-up lines [Sep. 22nd, 2006|11:55 pm]
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[pyro_faerie]
[mood |amusedamused]

What are some of your favorite pick-up lines- serious or silly?

I think I only know good silly ones:

I lost my teddy bear, can I sleep with you tonight? (similar to I lost my number, can I have yours?)

Is there a mirror in your pocket, because I can see myself in your pants.

Will you help me look for my lost cat? I think she wandered into a cheap motel room across the street.
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2006|11:56 pm]
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[0ne_last_dance]
is there a website i can put my contact info in and get mail and information from colleges? i did it once when i was a freshman but i changed majors im interested in

thanks     
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