Those of you that are engaged/married:
How long did you know the person for before you were engaged? How long were you together? (maybe you were friends first, or knew who each other was but didn't get together for a while, etc)
How much time was it between the engagement and the wedding?
Which is your favorite Beatle?
Who is your favorite late night talk show host?
Do condiments in the little packets go bad?
What are some smells that you associate with home?
When was the last time someone called and woke you up? What was the call about?
What kind of Interent connection are you on?
I'm pretty sure I'm on at least a T1, with 5 thousand other people on campus. The connection sucks a whole lot; it cuts out at least once an hour in the evening and night.
Has anyone ever played the ps2 game The Sims Bustin Out?
I am going insane! I found cheats for it online and they won't work no matter what I do! The cheat I found is called the Gnome cheat which is a code that gives you $$$ and apparently opens the game up for more cheat codes. Basically, you can't do another cheat without first doing this Gnome cheat. The cheat is this: r2, l1, r1, l2, left, circle. You're supposed to pause the game, do that code, and you'll hear a sound that tells you that you did the code right as well as a little gnome will appear in the yard. I have done this cheat so many times after I hit pause but nothing ever happens! I do it quickly like the directions say and it still won't work. I have a wireless controller if that makes a difference. What am I doing wrong?
Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis?
come one, come all to the picture post!! the question everyone REALLY wants to know the answer to:
what do you look like?
Primarily to the male QCer's, but if this question suites your orientation, then by all means, I'd love to hear your answer!
So imagine this - there's this woman, and she's absolutely everything that you look for in a partner. All the qualities that you love - she has them. Her face is absolutely stunning, with a personality to match. She's confident and intelligent.
However, shes about 30 to 40 pounds overweight.
Would you date her? Girlfriend status - or just casually? Totally rule her out because she is overweight? What do you do?
I'm interested in attending online courses for graphic design and web development.
1. Has anyone done online schooling?
2. What are some recommended online schools for graphic design?
1. If someone betrays you, do you blame them for doing it, or yourself for not having seen it coming?
2. Aside from intuition, how can you really be sure someone can be trusted anyway?
Tried searching for a looong time:
Is there a website(s) that lists/talks about differences between movie versions of an historical record and the real historical record itself? ie, The Pianist movie and the REAL story of what happened
Is anyone else sick of the constant questions about whether we're voting or not?
On your pointer fingers, between the first and second joint (ie from below your nail to the middle joint) - do yo have hair there? I'm yet to come across someone who does. On their other fingers, so far everyone has hair in that location, but not on their pointer/index fingers.
How many pillows do you use when you sleep?
A friend of mine recently told me about a group she attends called Subud. From what she has told me it sounds like something I'd be interested in participating in, and she has arranged for me to go along and meet the other members of the group.
Is anyone here a member of Subud or have you attended it?
What are your experiences?
I took my dog to the vet last night because he had something wrong with his eyes and nose. I thought it was a flea allergy even though we put Advantage on him. The vet tested him for mange and he was clean. Then the vet took some skin scrapings to test for ringworm and we'll have to wait up to 10 days for those results. Then the vet told us about pemphigus. He said it was fairly uncommon but looking at what I can find on the internet, it seems that that's what's likely. There are 4 kinds and it seems to me that my poor buddy has the worst kind, pemphigus vulgaris. Sounds happy, doesn't it?
So, my question is this: Have you ever had a dog that had pemhigus? What happened? I can see that if it's pemphigus vulgaris, the treatment is usually prednisone for life.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Back in July, I met this guy at a cafe who had the coolest beltbuckle I'de ever seen. (I wasn't one for buckles until now.) It was a metal lion's head roaring to the right. It was very sculptural and nice. I asked him where he had gotten it. He said he had gotten it at Express Men in NY. I searched far and wide, high and low and all throughout the internet to find it or somthing like it. No luck. I was wondering if you've heard of such a belt or buckle by Express? Thanks a bunch
have you ever ordered food in a drive thru and then driven off before receiving and paying for said food?
this morning i stopped by burger king for breakfast. after i ordered, i sat in line FOREVER (like twenty minutes) without a single car moving. i was going to be late for work so i drove off.
Suppose, for a moment, that you are the child of a presidential (or mayoral or gubernatorial, etc) candidate. Let's suppose that your parent is a Republican and you are a Democrat (or whatever parties you would like to insert into the equation). It is now Election Day and you go off to the polls to vote.
Do you vote for your parent or for the candidate from your party?
And now... Bread!!
What is your most FAVORITE bread ever?
What do you like to use for sandwiches?
Where do you get your bread?
Is it normal for multi-vitamin and acidophilus pills to negatively interact with fruit? This is the second time, after eating a fruit bowl from Starbucks and taking my daily multi-vitamin and acidophilus pills, that I've thrown up.
1. Are you straight edge?
2. If so...How long have you been edge?
3. Where did you first hear about straight edge?
4. (Loaded question) Why are you edge?
1) Out of four possible methods of collecting water (desalination, rainwater harvest, wastewater reuse, groundwater development), which do you consider most socially and/or culturally acceptable? Any specific reason for your answer?
2) Out of those methods, is there any that you would consider suitable ONLY for purposes other than drinking water? Why?
3) Are you qualified as an engineer?
4) How/why is an understanding of sustainability important in the engineering profession?
5) In what ways could professional engineers adjust the way they work to encourage equity?
Fess up. How many of you heard Rumsfeld resigned from lj?
(I actually saw it on CNN first 'cause I was checkin' up on election results but then I checked my flist to an explosion of "OMSDFKLSDKFG RUMMY IS OUT!!" posts.)
ETA: How many of you hear of a lot of 'breaking stories' on lj first? I check my flist more than I watch the news ;__;
Why are so many of the posts in here of the 'do my homework for me' variety? There are so many posts asking for assignment ideas, research ideas or just 'help, I can't do this' type things. Back in my day (uh-oh, I sound like a geezer!) we got an assignment and did it. What's going on here?
Is there a site online in which you can capture and battle pokemon, preferrably for free?
I found "Pokemon Crater" but the server for it is slow.
So the Democrats are in control of the House. They potentially might control the Senate as well.
Is anything going to change?
A lot of TV stations in my area seem to be beginning to broadcast shows like Survivor and the nightly news on the internet now.
What TV stations in your area (or any for that matter), are putting tv shows online? Provide links :)
1) When you are having a meal, do you eat your favorite food first before moving on to other stuff, or vice versa?
2) What's something that you will never get sick of eating?
3) Something you love eating that squicks people?
1) I finish everything else first before eating my favorite food.
2) Chocolate chip cookies.
3) I love pickles on my hamburger - lots and lots of them. But most people I know usually just pick the pickles out.
I'm trying to think of the name of a company, maybe you could help me out.
The company makes winter coats, they're pretty popular, they usually have that removable lighter fleece jacket inside them. They're usually one main color, and then the coat has accents in another color.
Anyone know the company?
You're in a relationship (if not, just pretend for the sake of the question haha)
1. Of these two, what's more personal to talk about with your good friends?
A) Sexual experiences
B) Relationship problems/fights
2. Is there anything that shouldn't be talked about with your good friends? What things should remain private?
Ok. We have a 2003 Saturn station wagon with about 50K miles on it, had it about 6 months. Runs great, no issues, good mileage, blah blah blah.
Problem is, I keep - at completly random intervals - seeing little wisps of smoke curl up from the steering column when I'm driving. Just a little wisp, like you'd get from blowing out a candle or a match, and a faint burning smell. But no warning lights, no problems steering, just a short little curl of grey smoky stuff from where the steering wheel connects to the dash. And no correlation between the driving conditions/operation of the car and it happening, either. It's happened 6 or 7 times, the most recent this morning.
My husband thinks I'm insane and I am making this up. I don't want to take it to the shop or have him take it until I have confirmed that I am in fact seeing this and not batshiat.
Anyone else had this happen? What the hell is it? If I take it in are the mechanics just going to laugh at me, end up billing me for taking the column apart and not finding anything, and then crack jokes for the next year about the crazy chick who thought her car was on fire?
How does one become a more informed voter?
My friends are trying to persuade me to come to my sixth form winter ball (I am 17). This would involve me trying to find a dress that suits me.
Basically I am not very feminine. I am short (5'2") and skinny but I have next to no breasts and I have defined muscle in my shoulders and arms.
I like the idea of dressing up but I have very little confidence. Normally I wear a lot of black, but if I was going to define a style for myself I would say "alternative".
The ball is not hugely formal, and I would like a dress that could be worn for smart events afterwards.
I live in the UK and preferably would be able to buy the dress, although if I can come up with a design then making one is always possible.
What do you think would suit me?
(ie, something that won't either drown me in fabric or reveal my non-existant assests!)
Please post pictures or links to anything that you think could help!
What do you do at engagement parties? What kinds of games or entertainment can you have, on a small budget, for the people there? Are gifts usually expected?
Does anyone here have a heart murmur?
I've just been scheduled for an echocardiogram on Friday, and, um, I'm kind of scared. :(
I am thinking of making my theme for AP Studio Art a theme revolving around my culture and ethnicity/background. I can think of some things to do for my own personal American culture because I live it everyday but not for the others. I am going to research some things but there is just so much I don't know where to start. So, could some of you please tell me what are some things I should study for the following places or people:
Africa? (It sucks I don't know what tribe my ancestors came from)
Native Americans specifically Narragansett?
Anything interesting you may know about them would help my search. Special clothes they wear, food culture, rituals. And anything from the past or present. Thank you!
I've downloaded something that says it requires the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player to play, and I keep trying to download the latest version of Macromedia Flash Player, and each time I try to download it it just says "download successful" without downloading anything... and the file I downloaded still doesn't work correctly. Anyone have any suggestions? What do I need to do?
I got a voicemail on my cell phone earlier but I accidentally deleted it before listenening to it. I would call back, but my phone didn't register a missed call - only a message. I have been applying for jobs so I really need to hear this message - is there any way to retrieve it??? My friend has the same carrier (Cingular) and said his phone has a "listen to erased messages" option but my phone doesn't have that.
What is your TQC-related pet-peeve?
- questions that aren't really questions
- asking what "i'm in ur noun verbing ur noun" means
- what should i eat? questions
- person ABC6000 questions
Have you ever had a ganglion cyst removed surgically? What was your recovery like?
I have a cyst on my wrist and I'm having it surgically excised in January. The surgeon is going to do it under local anesthetic. He told me that I'll be able to return to work two weeks after the surgery.
For those of you who watched the movie Crash, did you like it?
Do you think it deserved the "best film of the year" award?
Was it a good commentary on racism, or just simply Hollywood's "interpretation"?
Someone wrote, "Not since 'Spanglish' --which, alas, wasn't that long ago -- has a movie been so chock-a-block with risible minority caricatures or done such a handy job of sanctioning the very stereotypes it ostensibly debunks. Welcome to the best movie of the year for people who like to say, 'A lot of my best friends are black.'"
What consitutes a good / bad film?
*I just saw this recently and was not sure what to think of it. If it really was as good as my friends (the whole world?) thought it was. So I didn't know what to believe... ie I was thinking maybe I was missing it. Or maybe Crash was just the "best" Hollywood depiction of racism out there already. I was dissapointed...
The job I work for recently posted that we will have mandatory overtime this Saturday, quite the bummer if you ask me: but being a rules lawyer, I decided to check my Union Handbook for guidance.
Under a section the way Mandatory overtime is determined in listed as such:
Employees are expected to work scheduled overtime. Volunteers for scheduled overtime will be solicited from employees performing the work, before overtime is required. Such solicitation shall be made in seniority order by classification (highest seniority employees to be solicited first.) The company will offer overtime to regular full-time employees before offering it to temporary employees. Required overtime will be scheduled where needed from those not volunteering, starting with the lowest, qualified seniority employee in the job classification first.
My circumstances are the following:
1) I take a bus to work, I do not have a car or license due to being legally blind in my right eye.
2) No one lives in a close proximity to me for me to get a ride with.
3) The overtime is scheduled for 5am to 11am, there are no buses running at the time.
I am going to put a time off request in tomorrow because I already had something planned for Saturday at 9am; I have to sign a lease renewal.
If they do not give me the time off, should I bring up the fact that I was never asked, nor was anyone else solicited for volunteer overtime on Saturday? In my mind that should nullify their mandatory overtime, since they did not follow the Collective Bargaining Agreement set forth between the Union and the Company: am I wrong in thinking that?
So, I'm sitting in my Stuent Union Building getting ready to donate blood.
Has anyone out there donated blood before? What was your experience like?
I'm going to Ohio next week!
I live in florida so i really have no clue about "cold weather clothes". My floridian idea is a pair of jeans and sweater over a tank top and i know that just wont cut it in 40* weather.
What are you Northeners wearing up there? Whats a good jacket i should buy (preferably not to expensive, im not in cold weather that much)? What about shoes...boots? Sneakers? I dont know!
Just tell me all i need to know for a week of cold weather
What kind of beer(s) do you like?
(I dig Killians, Heineken Dark Lager and Guinness.)
1.)Have you ever played "Who Would You Do?"
2.) And, a three part question:
a.) Who would you do, Iceman or Pyro?
b.) Who would you do, Blanche, Sophia, Rose, or Dorothy?
c.) What is the most awful pairing you can think of?
If there had been problems with the machines when you went to vote, how long could you see yourself waiting around to vote? Why?
This isn't for a project or anything. I'm just curious.
ETA: "To vote against Bush, I'd wait a week." -- My dad, texting me from Deutschland
You know how in your web browser, you can clear all your history (past searches, etc.) from the address bar...
is there a way you can get rid of all your past searches from google, yahoo, ask.com, and the like?
Who would like to join me in welcoming Wisconsin to the stone age?
Who is/was Che Guevara? What is he famous for?
When you go over to someone's house (or to a place of business w/ a "ring here for service") and ring the doorbell/knock on the door, how long do you wait before ringing/knocking again?
When you call a business for customer service and get put on hold, how long do you wait before hanging up and calling back?
When waiting to be seated at a restaurant, what is "too long" of a wait for you?
1) If you are saving up to buy yourself anything, what is it?
2) Pretend your birthday is in a few weeks. What do you hope to get? Big or small.
3) I think you need Burts Bees lip balm, a memory foam bed, an ipod, some Febreze, and Katamari Damacy. What do you think I need?
SO, I live with my sister, who has a part time job (works maybe 20 hours in a week) and takes one class at the local CC (2 hours per week). Is it wrong that I expect her to be doing stuff like doing the dishes, taking out the trash and cleaning up on the days where she does NOTHING ALL DAY?!? I work 40 + hours a week, take 2 Masters Degree classes, and am writing a thesis, and I pay more than half the bills (because she is poor) and I do cook, clean, etc. It just pisses me off when I come home and the place is trashed, and she just got up from a nap. WTF.
Have any of you ever bought a house?
1) Where would you suggest I go to get pre-approved (any nationally approved banks or websites that you used)?
A) Where should I get my actual loan (best rates and service) (I really want to talk to someone face to face)
2) How hard is it to haggle with the current owners?
3) What are some costs that I may not be aware of now? I know of closing costs, lawyer fees, inspection fees...
4) Would you recommend getting a lawyer?
5) Would you recommend working with a realtor?
6) Do you know anything about foreclosures?
A) If so, what's the foreclosure process?
B) Are there any free foreclosure sites out there beyond the 'free for a week/trial'?
I'm a little freaked out because there is just so much to think of beyond just looking for a house...
So any help at all would be appreciated!
XBox 360 with it's Gears of War and Fable 2... or Playstation 3 with it's Final Fantasy Love and uber machine powers?
(A Wii I will probably get regardless... but PS3 will be in short supply...)
Also... Lawllerball or Lawllerz Tag? Which is cuter?
Are any of you blind?
Have any visible, extreme scars?
Any paraplegics, or people who use wheelchairs on a daily basis?
Is anyone autistic?
Have any of you had any serious diseases or near death accidents- car crashes, cancer, drug overdoses, attempts at suicide that nearly succeeded?
Any other differentiations from the "norm"? I don't know what else to include. I'd rather not blatantly ask, "Anyone in here have a disability?!" because sometimes it doesn't really seem disabling. Is that incredibly, obnoxiously PC of me?
Anything you'd like to share about what you've mentioned- how it affects your life or doesn't affect it, or how it affects how you use the internet or LJ in particular?
I don't really care about your friends or family, I want to know about the people who actually frequent these forums. Just curious.
I caught my coworker stealing music from the library we work at. By stealing music, I mean he was downloading cds to his computer and ripping records into cds. I want to tell on him, but then I worry that it's not my place. We have an extensive collection of sound recordings housed here, and it just seems wrong to me. But who is to say others aren't doing it as well?
My questions are this:
Do you consider what he is doing to be stealing?
Would you tell?
Is there any effective way to get rid of scratches on CDs?
So my best friend is in University in a different country. I haven't seen her since September, and I probably won't until Christmas. However, a few of my friends from my University are heading over to hers for a debating competition this weekend, so I'm sending her a giant care package with them. I'm planning on giving each of them something, so she has to find them all to get the whole present.
So far I have Episodes 1-6 of the new series of CSI Miami (I can't find the rest online)
A big letter on teh back of a Horatio Caine poster saying "I may be cool, but you're fabulous". The letter is cut up into a jigsaw and divided between two different couriers.
Any other suggestions of small things to send over? Not specifically CSI Miami related things, anything. Stuff that I can find in town tomorrow.
Do you like or loathe cilantro?
If you loathe it, can you explain why?
Personally? I love the stuff. Some folks hate it. It just seems so innocent... How could you hate an herb?
Yea, I know its a stupid show. I watched an episode tonight, all I have to say is WTF? They fight WAY too damn much. My one question is, where are their parents? I didn't seen them at all.
Does anyone remember a fanfic from the Harry Potter fandom called The Twenty? (I think that's what it's called at least)
It was a Hermione/Snape fic, and it was about a gazillion chapters long, and each chapter was really, really long too. I think it started out as being that the girls of the wizarding world were being captured because Voldemort's people were investigating the power that a virgin has, and the power of the hymen. (Weird? Perhaps.) I forget some plot in there, but it ends up that twenty girls give up their virginity in a ceremony in order to reinforce Hogwarts wards, which were failing for some reason.
It was a really well written and well researched story, does anyone have a link to it? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
for LOST watchers only:
FEBRUARY 7, 2007??????????????
ARE YOU KIDDDDDDINGGGG ME?
What are some good episodes to use to introduce a Smallville virgin to the show? I'm thinking one's gotta be Lexmas. Later seasons are preferred, I think.
PS: please please no spoilers regarding Season 6, I'm still catching up. Thanks!
I have the cold for the first time in years and I also have three HUGE cold sores on my bottom lip. I swear, they make it look so swollen it looks as though someone has punched me one.
Is there anyway possible that I can get these to disappear or at least diminish a bit before Friday?
Thank you!!!!!!! ♥
So I posted about a week ago about one of my dogs having a weird bump by her nipple. Well my fiance took to her to the vet and turns out that it's a hernia. So she's having surgery tomorrow.
My question is, has anyone ever had a pet that had to have hernia surgery and if so, how did it turn out? How was your pet after the surgery?
I know that it's a simple surgery and I'm not concerned about anything going wrong, I'm more concerned about how she is going to be after it happens.
I'm a Florida resident, but I live in Connecticut now for grad school. So, I sent in my absentee ballot a while back thinking that my vote would be counted, no problem. Given Florida's track record with voting, I guess I shouldn't have expected so much. Today I checked my mailbox and, lo and behold, there was my ballot that had been sent back to me! The address was pre-printed and I used more than enough stamps. It hadn't been postmarked, but there was a bar code sticker that had been put on the envelope at the post office. Why would my ballot end up back at my apartment the day after the election??
Do you think the Republicans would have done better or worse in the recently-completed elections if Rumsfeld had resigned before the election, instead of Bush saying that he wanted Rumsfeld to stay on until the end of his term?
Quick! Does anyone have a link to a short clip of porn featuring two women using a double sided dildo?
My friends and I are not sure whether it's a seesawing motion or a clapping motion. Please help.
Have you ever been to a cuddle party?
How was it?
What did you do in between cuddling?
Did you make any new friends?
What movies have made you cry?
I honestly can't think of any besides the most recent one I watched. American History X (well, I teared up.)