I was having this half-coherent dream, about... something... i think maybe texas falling off the earth, i can't remember... and for some reason there were these boats in it. And I -know- they were historically significant. like, the first boats with metal sides. maybe from the civil war?
What boats am I thinking of? it's no good when my -dreams- can't reach deep into my memory and draw this crap out.
Ok, say you have a photo, in a scrapbook or whatever, that requires a caption. Below the photo- would you write "So and So and I at [insert location]" or would you write "So and So and me at [insert location]" or would you write "So and So and myself at [insert location]"?
In all the online photo albums I've seen, everyone uses the "So and So and I", and for some reason that seems so grammatically incorrect and bothers me to no end.
So... i've gotten a couple of those ridiculous-type emails from foreign scammers with broken English who give away too much sappy, irrelevant, "this make me credible, I say 'god bless' so I must be nice person", information has some amazing opportunity for me that involves "handling his banking". Of course, it's crap. And it plain pisses me off.
Who can these interactions be reported to, if anyone, before some poor sap falls for it?
...to move to, and live in a third world country (say Guatamala). You can visit your family and friends as you like, but you would require a Visa to do so, as your new citizenship is now with your new country
when i try to run a disk check on my computer, it never works...
i use the command chkdsk /f, and it says "too many things are on right now, the disk will be checked the next time your computer restarts.", or something like that. but when it restarts, the disk check still doesn't happen, and gives me that same message when i type in the command again.
i need to run a disk check before i can defragment my files, but the disk check wont even start
Let's say there was a TQC member gathering, in person. Someone organized it, saying that on some date, members of the club were going to meet at some hotel in some state (probably one that was in the middle of the US. Sorry Europeans). You book a room at the hotel in advance, find your own transportation, but the TQC event will last 3 days (Fri-Sun). Everybody wears name tags stating their journalname, and it's pretty much a big meet-n-greet, minglefest, and who knows what (I know there's some crushing in this community). The area itself will be scouted in advance, and a list of local activities and sights will be distributed, so you really could have coffee with so-n-so or watch a movie with that person (like some people have stated in other popularity posts). To spice it up, it would be a Come-as-your-favorite-super-hero theme.
Checking your schedule, you're free that weekend and luck have it, you somehow have enough money for transportation (and extra spending moolah).
I am sending my friend, who is currently away at school (I'm in CA, she's in the Chicago area), a package for her birthday. I already have some idea of what I want to send her, but perhaps you can give me some more ideas.
My friend is a sophomore in college, she likes LOTR, and she is an intellectual and a genius but as is typical of their kind, she lacks all common sense. She also likes kitschy items, like mini Bonsai tree kits and other equally needless and tacky things.
Does anything come to mind? Maybe something for the weather even? I have only lived in Southern California my whole life so I don't know what types of things someone who experiences real seasons would need or want.
Also, her birthday is Friday. If I send this thing out tomorrow, express mail or whatever is fastest, will it get to her by then? How long does it take to get through the college mail system (because she lives in dorms)?
1) Alexa Ray Joel is playing in Sellersville PA on November 11. She is sold out. A friend of mine desperately wants tickets. Is there no hope for him, or is there some sort way he can still try for them??
2) I'm in a weird situation and somewhere in my head I know the answer is "you can't do anything about it." But here goes: in short of it, my roommate and boyfriend do not get along. there is unecesary tension between them. he insults her, which pisses me off, but he doesn't do it because he's an asshole. She's no angel, either; she has traits about her that piss me off. She tells me about a fight they had and I go to pieces; I'm pissed at him but I know he's a good person. She plans on confronting him later, but I'm scared that he's turning out to be someone that isnt who i thought he was.
If there was a test that could tell you whether your child would suffer from various mental illnesses, would you abort if you knew they'd suffer from:
1. Severe depression, resistant to medication, leading to frequent suicidal feelings. 2. Bipolar (manic) depression (has about the highest suicide rate of all mental health problems). 3. Schizophrenia.
(Question mostly directed at people who say they'd abort a fetus if told it would be physically disabled.)
So friends and I "found" a couple fire extinguishers, the liquid, alkaline based kind, and we managed to get it on a wool hat. Is there any way to clean said hat, as the alkaline only reacts with water to form a slimy goo?
Hey internet peoples! The name's Debbie and have I got a question for you (it's a little philosophical, so... yeah): Should reason and logic be applied to every decision you make? Or should you do some things impulsively? Does better judgement come into play or is there a set way that things should be decided?
I'm dressing up aas Neo for Halloween, but I don't want to spend, like 70 - 90 dollars on a trenchcoat. Any idea where I could find one somewhat cheaper? I'm on the west coast, so trenchcoats and heavy things like that are rare and super expensive. Any advice?
What is your favorite birthday dessert? I'm normally a warm yellow cake with chocolate icing kind of girl, but my friend shipped me a chocolate mousse cake this year that is making my insides melt with chocolate joygasms just thinking about it.
Do you knit and/or crochet? If yes, how did you learn? I'm a crocheter of almost 20 years now (oh fuck, that makes me cry) taught by my grandma. I'm teaching myself how to knit now.
Do you think it's really funny that a barge just crashed into the little dock outside of my office building and now it's stuck in the mud? Maybe it's just me...
1)can anyone list some good, active engagement/wedding message boards and lj communities for me? -I searched, but didn't have any luck.
2)if you've ever been engaged, did you have an engagement party? why or why not? how soon after your engagement did you have it? -i just got engaged on saturday and already his mother wants to throw us an engagement party, but we both feel it's too soon.
Someone very dear to me has been sober for about fifteen years. Despite having been an alcoholic for decades, he has managed to evolve into a completely different person. There is one unfortunate bad habit that still remains. His hygiene isn't all that great. From what I can guess, I think he showers once a week or so. He often looks unkempt and smells sweaty.
Lately he's been really depressed about not having found a significant other for all of these years. I can tell that he's really lonely. I want to help, but I also don't want to hurt his feelings by saying something about his hygeine.
I had thought that with enough time he would work on this like he has all other areas of his life, but he hasn't made much of a stride. Other than that, he has a lot to offer.
So would you say something? If so, how might you approach the issue?
I want to get some disposable single-use cameras to have on the tables at my wedding reception, but I don't know much about them. The last one I bought took really really poor quality pictures and I was ultimately quite disappointed in it.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a decent disposable single-use camera? We'll have a photographer, so they won't be taking the place of professional photos, but I don't want them to be crappy pictures either! I won't be buying a whole lot of them, so up to $10 would probably be ok, but the cheaper the better (again, as long as we don't end up sacrificing a whole lot of quality).
A. I remember watching this show when I was younger, so maybe 10 or 15 years ago, where it was kind of a dog game show. The dogs would have to do all these challenges, and the end was this obstacle course that had things to jump over, sticks to weave between, a big teeter totter they had to walk up and make go down, a big tube they had to run through, and maybe some water? Anyway, I can't remember the name of this show for the life of me (and yes, I've searched... and yes, I'll post this at whatwasthatone if no one here knows).
B. What do you think are the 3 most romantic Beatles songs?
I was watching a show on Egypt on the travel channel and it said that King Tut's name had been completely deleted from Egyptian records of Pharohs. I missed what the possible reasons were for that occuring. I've read through all of the wikipedia entry on King Tut and it didn't say anything about why that happened.
Can anyone tell me why the Egyptians tried to erase King Tut from history?
1 What book are you reading right now, if any? Well, I just got done reading A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and I'm probably going to start Wasted now. Before that I was reading The Stolen Child and before that Mysterious Skin. All good books.
2 Natalie Portman vs Keira Knightley? Yes, we know they look similar but on what basis other than looks do you prefer one over the other? (Movies, talent, personality, wtfever...)
3 It's five minutes to eight (Eastern time. But it's five minutes to any time anywhere so just answer the damn question.), what will you be watching on TV, if anything?
hi, i have a question about septum erosion due to cocaine use.. i've done coke maybe eight times since i tried it in june... the last time i did it was yesterday and i did about four lines spread throughout the day.. when i got home though it looked like part of my septum had eroded.. it scared the shit out of me haha. so much, that i've decided i want to stop doing it completely and forever. i felt around inside and i dont feel any holes or perforations or anything.. where it seems to have eroded is right on the side of my right nostril.. i dont know, im not really sure how to explain. its right in the front, and it basically just looks as if my septum is thinner than it was; and it kind of looks like it slants to the left now, just at the top though, and i'm positive it wasn't this way before. my question is, is it possible for the septum to continue eroding even after cocaine use has stopped? it doesnt look too bad now, its really barely noticable but im scared that it is maybe a gradual erosion process that doesnt result immediately from use, rather the process of eroding is from the buildup of different instances of use.. i dunno, is it possible for it to erode further even if i never do coke again? or will it only erode more if still do it? my other question is, since there are no holes in the septum is it possible for the skin part that seems to have erdoed to gro back or to heal itself? i kind of doubt it.. but i wanted to ask anyway.. thank you so much for all your help!!
1. What was the last concert you went to? When was it? Cursive(with Men, Women, & Children and Ladyfinger) It was last night.
2. What is the next concert you will be going to? When is it? Possibly Tilly And The Wall on the 23rd, if not definitely Head Automatica, 30 Seconds To Mars, Men, Women, & Children and some others on the 27th.
I know I've asked this before but I'm sure answers have changed since then.
I decided to give my dog up for adoption. I work too much, and can't give him all the attention he needs. He has been my only pet, and I've had him for seven years. He was my baby. So, he left today to a no-kill shelter. My questions are:
1) what can I do as a keepsake to remember him by? I have a little tiny clip of his hair that I want to do something with, but any ideas are welcome. 2) How can I work through the grief? I'm terribly upset.
Also, the shelter (I just found out) has a no contact betwen previous & new owners. That makes me horribly sad.
And - my last post about my boyfriend being missing? Updated here.
Inspired by an earlier post re: how school affected you...
Do you think you would be a better/happier/less-cynical/whatever person if you had been home-educated and didn't have negative experiences / were taught at your level?
I know a lot of people who home-school and have always thought about whether home-education (with lots of contact with other kids through extra-curriculuar activites and the like, so not social isolation) might result in a more pleasant childhood. Or something.