October 5th, 2006

Avery - Summer Bath

ugh, homework.

okay i'm confused.

we were given this quote from The Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz:
“The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side….Oh, joy!  Rapture!,  I’ve got a brain.”

And we were asked if he recited the Pythagorean Theorem.
I know he didn't, but how would i explain it in terms of an isosceles triangle, since the isosceles triangle is not necessarily a right triangle, as the definition explains.

Does this mean that the statement is false because the Pythagorean Theorem does not apply to Isosceles triangles?
please and thank you!

(no subject)

Ugh so my period is impending and my face decided to break out. I have, like, six huge red gross zits. My skin is pretty clear except for right before my period... and I really want these to go away because I'm seeing my boyfriend this friday.
Is there anything I can do to shrink these? I'd prefer to not do anything very drying, because my face is already so damn dry it peels constantly.
I hate my skin. I'm too old for zits (hah).
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petit prince

quessstionssss

1. has anyone ever sent you raunchy emails/IMs/livejournal comments? were they solicited?

2. do you like golf?

3. who'd you rather make out with- lou dobbs or larry king? and for a battle of the buffalo natives- tim russert or wolf blitzer?

4. where in london can i find size 9 shoes, for fuck's sake?

5. what's the last kind of sandwich you ate?

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    cnn interntaional

(no subject)

Ever take a dookie so bad that your nose is nearly touching the ground as you're hunching over on the toilet?  

Did you ask God to save your life at that very moment or did you feel like you deserved it?
robot love

(no subject)

why is it that so many people buy beige/taupe/champagne colored cars?
are there people that honestly think these are attractive colors?
what do you think about people who choose these colors?
would you buy/have you bought a car in this color?
what color is your car? did you choose it?

(no subject)

so i've now found myself in a weird situation where i have to help plan a bachelorette party for someone i've never met. the party is on a thursday night (work night) so we don't want to stay out/up too late. also she's pregnant so drinking is out. also she asked us not to hire a stripper. she doesn't have any friends so everyone coming are people that have barely met her. and we don't have a lot of money to spend on the event.

any suggestions for what we should do or games we can play? every bachelorette party i've ever been to involved large amounts of alcohol so i'm kind of lost here.
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(no subject)

i'm going to the dollar theater tonight with a friend and we can't decide what to see.

what is worth seeing?

Cars
13(15.7%)
Click
6(7.2%)
Miami Vice
1(1.2%)
Nacho Libre
12(14.5%)
Over the Hedge
12(14.5%)
Pulse
4(4.8%)
Superman Returns
8(9.6%)
Zoom
0(0.0%)
little soul

(no subject)

What do you think of the proposed law to allow teachers to bring concealed weapons to schools?

Good idea
6(5.6%)
Bad idea
85(79.4%)
Depends on the laws restricting it
16(15.0%)
Other
0(0.0%)


ETA: A senator/rep in Wisconsin is trying to pass the law, for the record. News story is here.
Drink Me

icons

1. What was your first default icon?
2. Do you still have it?
3. how many icons do you currently have?
4. reply with your default


1. a hedgehog
2. sadly no, I lost it
3. 99 :P
Magic

Time-travel Hypothetical

1) You're friends with a scientist, who masters the science of time travel. Amazing, huh? He asks you to volunteer to be his first subject, and walks you through the procedure numerous times so you're confident in the device. The first jaunt will be for only 5 minutes. He picks the year 1836 because he's a scholar who's fascinated by Roosevelt and wanted to know a few questions about his election and hope that you can find out facts. He sets the dial, and you travel through time.

However...

Something goes wrong, and you wind up in the year 1936. Germany. You're in a room full of guns and ammunition. In the next room, you hear someone shouting loudly in German. Curious, you peek through the cracks. It's Adolf Hitler! 1936 would be about 2 years before the holocaust. You check your teleportation watch (which you were given, to alert you to how much time you have left), and there's now 2 minutes remaining before you're recalled back to 2006. You peek into the room again. He's alone at his desk, writing something on a ledger.

What do you do?

2) Same scenario as in the first paragraph, except this time, you're sent to the Garden of Eden. Let's say, for all intents and purposes, it's all real! Biblical narrative, crazy as it is, is factual! You arrive and see a talking snake luring a naked woman to a tree and urging her to pluck a fruit. Obviously the Tree of Knowledge. Behind her, is the Tree of Life. She's close to reaching up. If this was true, then Eden was the most perfect utopia ever known to a human, and misery, death and suffering will never be known. Everything is provided here. This was probably the only time mankind was innocent. You have 4 minutes.

What do you do?

3)Same scenario, except this time, you're sent back to the house/apartment you lived when you were 3. In one room, there's you, age 3, playing. In the other room, your mom/dad/both are on the couch, watching tv. You can say anything to one or both of them. You have 5 minutes.
Give a dog a home

(no subject)

What do you do to help your community or other people?

Do you think you are fulfilled by your life?

Would you rather make 150K a year and not do anything to help others, or make substantially less (but enough to live on), live somewhat frugally, but know that you enrich the lives of others?

Do you visit haunted house attractions in your area?

What is a band/singer that you love that no one else you know has heard of?

Would you rather date a member of the opposite sex who has bad skin and is really overweight, but treats you amazingly well and has great bedroom skills (despite their physical appearance), or someone who is really, really, REALLY hot, but treats you like shit?
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    As Tall As Lions - A Fighting Word
kitty in a hammock

(no subject)

Poll #837573 You're sick!

You are a college student. No class attendance policy, but it's a small class and you'll be noticed if you're absent. Check the boxes when you'd stay home:

Slight cold -- you feel tired and crappy, but you're not dying
0(0.0%)
Stomach flu - you are nauseous, headache, achey. You could take medicine, but you'd still feel crappy
22(19.5%)
Toothache -- you have some dental problem (infected wisdom teeth, whatever). The dr gave you antibiotics but you still can't eat and are in a lot of pain.
1(0.9%)
Hangover -- you drank too much last night and feel like you're dead
1(0.9%)
Down Day -- you've been super stressed lately and really just need a day to yourself, to catch up on work at home or to relax. You fear if you keep going at this rate you'll have a nervous breakdown.
3(2.7%)

You are a graduate student. You are allowed a limited number of absences only. Skipping class is highly looked down upon.

Slight cold -- you feel tired and crappy, but you're not dying
0(0.0%)
Stomach flu - you are nauseous, headache, achey. You could take medicine, but you'd still feel crappy
45(42.9%)
Toothache -- you have some dental problem (infected wisdom teeth, whatever). The dr gave you antibiotics but you still can't eat and are in a lot of pain.
3(2.9%)
Hangover -- you drank too much last night and feel like you're dead
1(1.0%)
Down Day -- you've been super stressed lately and really just need a day to yourself, to catch up on work at home or to relax. You fear if you keep going at this rate you'll have a nervous breakdown.
1(1.0%)

You are a teacher. You can call a substitute teacher to cover for you, but the kids won't learn quite as much...

Slight cold -- you feel tired and crappy, but you're not dying
0(0.0%)
Stomach flu - you are nauseous, headache, achey. You could take medicine, but you'd still feel crappy and you might puke later
27(25.5%)
Toothache -- you have some dental problem (infected wisdom teeth, whatever). The dr gave you antibiotics but you still can't eat and are in constant pain.
2(1.9%)
Hangover -- you drank too much last night and feel like you're dead
1(0.9%)
Down Day -- you've been super stressed. You fear if you keep going at this rate you'll have a nervous breakdown.
1(0.9%)

You are a lawyer. If you miss work you have to cancel all your appointments and reschedule.

Slight cold -- you feel tired and crappy, but you're not dying
0(0.0%)
Stomach flu - you are nauseous, headache, achey. You could take medicine, but you'd still feel crappy and you might puke later
45(45.9%)
Toothache -- you have some dental problem (infected wisdom teeth, whatever). The dr gave you antibiotics but you still can't eat and are in constant pain.
4(4.1%)
Hangover -- you drank too much last night and feel like you're dead
2(2.0%)
Down Day -- you've been super stressed. You fear if you keep going at this rate you'll have a nervous breakdown.
2(2.0%)

You are assistant vice president at a major corporation -- and soon up for promotion to Vice President.

Slight cold -- you feel tired and crappy, but you're not dying
0(0.0%)
Stomach flu - you are nauseous, headache, achey. You could take medicine, but you'd still feel crappy and you might puke later
41(51.9%)
Toothache -- you have some dental problem (infected wisdom teeth, whatever). The dr gave you antibiotics but you still can't eat and are in constant pain.
1(1.3%)
Hangover -- you drank too much last night and feel like you're dead
1(1.3%)
Down Day -- you've been super stressed. You fear if you keep going at this rate you'll have a nervous breakdown.
0(0.0%)


So, when do you call it a day and stay home from school/work? Does it matter what's going on that day? Do you tend to take a lot of sick days? (Do you get sick a lot?) If you are sick do you suck it up? How do you determine whether you're going to stay home or not? Does it matter how many days you've been home sick before?
Magic

Who do you save?

Poll #837716 Who do you save?

There are 3 people dangling from the roof of a skyscraper and you can only save one. Who do you save?

Sting
63(24.6%)
Bono
98(38.3%)
Justin Timberlake
28(10.9%)
I'd save myself a good seat to watch
67(26.2%)

Who do you save?

The Simpson sisters
30(11.8%)
The Olsen sisters
31(12.2%)
The Duff sisters
27(10.6%)
I'd save myself a good seat to watch
166(65.4%)

Who do you save?

A 60-year old bachelor with no kids
54(21.3%)
A bag of 40 kittens
153(60.2%)
Your car
47(18.5%)

Who do you save?

Kevin Federline
14(5.5%)
Michael Moore
83(32.4%)
Ann Coulter
14(5.5%)
I'd save myself a good seat to watch
145(56.6%)

Who do you save?

George Bush
32(12.5%)
A child molester
4(1.6%)
A nice, chilled Coca Cola
177(69.1%)
I'd save myself a good seat to watch
43(16.8%)
Kino!

(no subject)

For my b'day in June, my sis got me my very own website.  She paid up for a year.  The problem is, that I just don't have a clue what to do with it.  I know this sounds lame and probably shows a total lack of imagination, but it's been months now and I still don't know what to do.

So, what would you do if you were given your very own website?
Roman Griffin from the Boston MFA

So the US has been invaded....

...not really.

But one of the topics on the TWOP Jericho forum is "A Canticle For The Day After Babylon On The Beach: Jericho vs. Other Bombs." And one of the movies that came up was Red Dawn, about high school partisan fighters after the US has been invaded by the USSR and Central American allies (Released in 1984, and the scenario was bases on Pentagon projections of potential invasion scenarios).

Wikipedia entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dawn

Assume that the occupying army, while not Soveit, has the manpower to back this up, and they have allies in Central America to keep their armies supplied. They do not wish to engage in a scorched earth scenario.

So. The US has just been invaded from the south. The occuption troops have not made it to your area yet, but they'll be there shortly. Washington, Kansas City, and Omaha have been nuked. What do you do?

Yahoo! Groups Picture Help

Does anyone know why I can't view pictures that are posted in messages in my Yahoo! group??

EDIT: Solved, I guess. Apparently I have to set it up to get each individual message emailed to me separately. That is so dumb. Why even bother with a webpage then. DUMB.

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Crazy-Eyed Bear

Construction paper

I used to keep my greeting cards by gluing them to construction paper. Don't ask me why I thought my mom's method was the best ever for doing this. I've been looking for an alternate method, and my friend Jeremy inspired me over the weekend: he said he kept his in a filing cabinet. Not having the funds to get a filing cabinet, I got a huge storage box instead.

Is there any way I can get the construction paper off the backs of the cards after peeling them off the paper? Or am I out of luck?
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    War, "Tobacco Road"
theo look

(no subject)

How old were you when you lost your virginity?

I'm a virgin
53(20.9%)
13 or younger
9(3.5%)
14
17(6.7%)
15
21(8.3%)
16
27(10.6%)
17
34(13.4%)
18
33(13.0%)
19
38(15.0%)
20
9(3.5%)
21
6(2.4%)
22
3(1.2%)
23
2(0.8%)
24
2(0.8%)
25+
0(0.0%)
Radical Edward, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV

(no subject)

Recently, my weight has gone up by five pounds between the last time I weighed myself when I haven't eaten, or losing five pounds even though I'd eaten in that time period (with no other "obvious changes in weight", hint hint. No, I'm not that obsessed with my weight, but the novelty of actually having a scale in my bathroom hasn't yet worn off.) In any case...

Can a person's weight change that much just from respiration?
tinkerbell sparkle

(no subject)

I just added FireFTP to my Firefox. I went to set up the FTP account that I use but I'm having some trouble. When it asks for Go to the "Host" field and enter in the name of the server you wish to connect to. what exactly does that mean? When I just use IE for ftp things I put in ftp://zorak.monmouth.edu. So any help would be greatly appreciated, otherwise I'll just continue to use IE for all my FTP'ing needs.

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feel the rush

2 questions...

1) if you saw a homeless man on the street with rags on and a sign that said need food but he was physically fit and looked healthy enough, would you give him food?

2) for those of you who are in/have been through college...say you are a junior in high school and go to a very well known school with a great reputation, do a fair amount of extra stuff outside of school, have a lot of community service, and get okay grades except for Cs in a few classes...what kind of colleges would you be able to get into? any? just state schools? private schools out of state? how good/bad would this type of person look to college? say, for example, with this, could you get into boston university?
Missed Connection- Adrian Tomine

(no subject)

Their website is crazy. Does anyone know, offhand, how much it costs to go to the U of M twin cities for a year? (not including dorms, just tuition).

I'm going to call later but I'm really struggling with a decision between two schools right now and a number would be helpful :D
W: Whispering

Numbers

How do you write your numbers?

For an 8- do you draw one circle on top of another, or do you make it all in one motion?

For a 7- line through the middle, or no line?

For a 1- do you write it like the computer typed it, or do you just draw a line?

Other numbers? Weird ways you write them, etc?

I work at an accounting firm and see many different ways of writing numbers, so I'm curious.
Colin is YUMMY

(no subject)

I just got a job. I'll be going to work on Monday for the first time in 3 1/2 years. The joys of being a stay at home mom. Have any of you ever gone back to work after taking years off? I'll be working doing customer service work in a call center so I won't be on my feet all day, but I'm still mildly concerned about how it's going to affect me. Do you guys have any advice? What do you do to relax after a hard day at work?
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    happy happy
Standies

Piercings

Poll #837358 Piercings

Are you a:

Female with peircings
76(59.8%)
Male with peircings
4(3.1%)
Female without piercings
37(29.1%)
Male without piercings
10(7.9%)


Also:
1.How do you feel/react to piercings?

2.How do your parents feel/react to piercings?

3.Would you date someone with piercings? are there restrictions (eg. how many/type/location)?

4.Would you react more strongly to one gender with piercings? with certain piercings(eg facial, genital, stretching)?

5.What do you regard as the most popular piercings?

6.Do you think piercings are more acceptable than tattoos (personally and socially)?

7. If you have piercings, how many & where?

8. Do you think piercings are a type of self injury?

9. Do you get piercings for the pain?

10. Do you think that more types of piercings (eg. eyebrow, labret) have become acceptable in the work place now that they're more popular? How do you feel about that?

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(no subject)

my friends and i are having a pot luck this saturday. one of my friends suggested i make/bring a chicken dish of some kind. what should i make/buy?


please note: nothing with shellfish or red meat. or pork, if you're into that whole 'other white meat' business
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(no subject)

In your opinion is stealing ever okay?

Is shoplifting?


Have you ever stolen or shoplifted anything?


**edit**
shoplifting is stealing, but stealing not necessarily shoplifting. For example if you pocket a pack of gum at Walmart, that is shoplifting, if you take $20 from someone's purse or wallet, without permission, that is stealing.
wtf

(no subject)

UM. Where the fuck are my MySpace picture comments????

Are yours missing too? (Of course if you don't HAVE a MySpace, then I suppose they're right where they belong... =P)

Oh, never mind, they're there, all my pictures just say I have zero comments. Fucking MySpace.

(no subject)

So I like changing my MSN sounds.

The old sounds were:
new mail - a guy going 'Oooooh' like he's intrigued
message - the yahoo message sound
contact - a girl screaming

I just changed the new mail sound to what it sounds like when Yoshi says 'Yoshi' (ha) and when someone messages me it sounds like when he sticks his tongue out.

Now I want to change the sound when people sign in to when Gary from Spongbob says 'Maow'.

I can't seem to find it. Can someone help me find the .wav of this?

Do you change the sounds of your instant messengers?

(no subject)

I went to a fast food restaurant today. I went through the drive-thru and I handed the girl a ten for a five dollar total. She handed me my change and I stuffed it in my wallet. I didn't notice until I got home that she had given me a twenty instead of a five for change.

What should I do? I don't want her to get fired or anything but the place is far away so I can't go back there now. Should I call the manager?

EDIT:: Well guys, I called the manager. She asked who the employee was. I asked her what they do in situations like this and she said well, if you want to bring it back you can or otherwise she'll face disciplinary actions. I said I'd try to bring it by tomorrow and she said something like well thank you for calling most people wouldn't do that.

So, guess I'll be making a trip down there. Oh well, I felt really bad about it.
theo look

(no subject)

Tomorrow night I am going to my boyfriends place to have a few beers with him and his friends.

He told me not to worry about bringing my own drinks, since I can have some of his beer. Problem with this is last time I had beer, I had a bit to much of it and spent half of the night puking. So now the taste of beer makes me feel ill.

So should I...

1 - Not drink at all
2- Buy 4 bottles of mixed drink
3 - Buy 8 bottles of mixed drink (I don't know how much we are planning on drinking)
4 - Buy a bottle of wine (Although I worry that if I turn up with wine to a social beer drinking night I may come across as snooty)
5 - Buy 2 bottles of wine (Again, I don't know how much everyone is going to be drinking, and if I feel like some more I don't want to have to resort to drinking beer and making myself sick)
6 - Suggest something else? :\

I want to have a fun night. But I also want to make a friendly and good impression on his friends that I have never met before. Having a few drinks and chattering would be great, it's just knowing what to drink on the night is a hard decision to make for some reason, it usually isn't :P

(no subject)

What reading material do you have in your bathroom?
This week I have:
A book of crosswords for long baths
"Till we have faces" by CS Lewis for same
and "The Color of Money" for shorter visits, such a crappily written book based on the mediocre Tom Cruise movie, but that makes it easy to just open up anywhere and read a bit. The Hustler was a great movie though.

Do you like to shoot pool? Are you good?
kitten pounce ball

(no subject)

Do TV shows have commercials at the same time on purpose or is it just some long-running coincidence? I swear, every time I put something on during a commercial break, it's a commercial there, too!
Teacher Quinn

Beach Music

I'm a teacher, and we had this challenge where the staff was split in half and we were given the task of decorating one of the common areas in our school. My group did a beach theme; we painted those ugly white ceiling tiles blue, painted a mural of a beach on one wall, and an underwater scene on another wall.

Tomorrow morning is the "unveiling" and we want to play some beach-y music as people on the other team come to look at it. Would you have any suggestions for songs to add to my CD? So far I've got "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid, a few Beach Boys songs, and some steel drum music.
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    Beach Boys - Surfing USA

corel wordperfect?

I'm doing a project for school right now. It's a magazine of sorts. I have two people sending in me pages they prepared via email. Unfortunately one of them put it on a program that I don't have- Corel Wordperfect. I can't get the file. Could someone open it up, take a looksie, and send it to me on microsoft something or even ms paint?
Red

(no subject)

I few years ago I took a contemparay literature class, I believe it spanned 1950 to present, and included such books as One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez, Tin Drum by Günter Grass, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman.

I tell you this, in hopes that somewhere out there in Question-land, someone has taken a similar class and can tell me the title of one book I would love to read again, but cannot remember the name of.

It was about... the universe. The beginning of the universe, I think. It anthropomorphized parts of the universe, so that there were chemicals whose names were formulas had romances, and well, I don't remember. Elements who were frightened when they first saw light, or something.

Man, I'm not giving you much to work with here, am I? Sorry. It's been killing me for weeks, but I just can't figure out the name of the book, or even what to search for.

Edit It was Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics!
spenctongue

sandals and Kohl's.

1. I have these Birkenstocks, and whenever I wear them my feet end up making these bizarre farting noises. It's fairly frequesnt but always random and someone always gives me an "eww WTFuck?!" look. Short of wearing socks with them, is there anyway to prevent this?

2. Has anyone here ever worked at Kohl's? Did it suck?
weddingday

tipping for a tattoo

Just as an advance word, I know in some communities that discussions on tipping can cause major wars, please don't do that this time :P

My question is on tipping a tattoo artist. I'm getting something done tomorrow, it'll take about an hour and a half. She also took the picture I brought her and customized it to what I want. (quick story -my dad and my brother have this tattoo, I'm getting it too, with the lines a little thinner and a lotus flower instead of the yin yang)

What type of a tip should I give her? Would it be cheesy to give her a thank you card with the tip in it? My brother and his friends have all had work done by this lady so I know it will be good.
Humping for 1 UP's

(no subject)

How badly does your refrigerator freezer need to be defrosted?





My answer:
My god... I just got through with defrosting and restocking our freezer. It was all kinds of nasty in there, and the ice on the ceiling was AT LEAST 2" thick, 3" thick in some spots. It was baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. And gross.

I am absolutely amazed at how much space we have in the freezer now. :)
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    accomplished accomplished
dance!

(no subject)

I remember sometime back someone posted, trying to get their ebay account back, because they had gotten in trouble for selling vodka-inject oranges, something about copyright?

Does Smirnoff own the idea of injecting vodka into an orange, or something?

trying to settle a discussion.