November 8th, 2006

merchgirl

marriage and engagement

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?
clam

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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?

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Saw a commercial for the DVD set today...

Who was your favorite 90210 character & why?

Did you prefer the Shannon years or the Tiffany years?

I didn't like Jenny Garth's Barbie look, but I think she looks FANTASTIC on What I Like About You.  

(It's unbelievable that I posted this -- When the show was on the air, I actively resisted watching it, but my bf-at-the-time loved it.)

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M&M

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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.

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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?
Magic

God designed dinosaurs to be 100% dinosaur!

This is in the same evolution-questioning vein as the banana: an athiest's nightmare clip

How do Dinosaurs fit in the bible?

Here's a sample of the interesting theory found on the link

As you add up all of the dates, and accepting that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to Earth almost 2000 years ago, we come to the conclusion that the creation of the Earth and animals (including the dinosaurs) occurred only thousands of years ago (perhaps only 6000!), not millions of years. Thus, if the Bible is right (and it is!), dinosaurs must have lived within the past thousands of years.

The Bible tells us that God created all of the land animals on the sixth day of creation. As dinosaurs were land animals, they must have been made on this day, alongside Adam and Eve, who were also created on Day Six (Genesis 1:24-31). If God designed and created dinosaurs, they would have been fully functional, designed to do what they were created for, and would have been 100% dinosaur. This fits exactly with the evidence from the fossil record.

Evolutionists declare that no man ever lived alongside dinosaurs. The Bible, however, makes it plain that dinosaurs and people must have lived together.


What do you fine TQCers think of this bold 'up yours, evolution' theory proposed above, that man and dinosaurs were all chilling together, possibly neighbors in the Garden of Eden?
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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?
Koevasi

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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
tree

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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?

Subud

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?
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Pemphigus in Dogs

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.
Thanks

Express Men Belt buckle search

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

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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.
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The Receptionist Classic

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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?
"We are the Mooninites"

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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.
Seahorse

Discrimination

Almost everyone is a minority in some regard. Do you ever feel discriminated against? Professionally? Socially? Specific examples?

If you're not really a minority in any way, do you feel like you've got it easier?

Does anyone really believe life is fair for everyone?

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me championship

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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?
LADY

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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 ;__;
me

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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?
anchovy

Online TV

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 :)
Magic

Bad (habit) to the bone

Your significant other adopts a bad habit or trend. Which of these habits would annoy you the most?

Pack-a-day smoker
28(21.7%)
Started peppering his or her conversations with more profanity, like one f-bomb or s-bomb every other sentence
2(1.6%)
Chronic online porn watcher
11(8.5%)
Every day when they'd get home from work/school, they'd smoke two bowls (pot)
16(12.4%)
Five beers a night, and they get drunk every Friday
17(13.2%)
Changed their political party to the exact opposite of the one they're in now, and they embrace it strongly
8(6.2%)
They become an overeater, completely letting themselves go. Nightly meals are rich pastas, rich desserts and no exercise. They've put on 20 lbs.
9(7.0%)
Kinky sex. They've become extremely interested in extreme bondage, submission and anal play
2(1.6%)
Starts looking for answers, and dabbles with a baptist church. Bible reading, prayer nights twice a week, and deep conversations with you
31(24.0%)
They get it into their head they can sing, and they really can't at all. One karoake machine later, there's hour-long, American Idol ambitious sessions that make William Hung sound like Bono
5(3.9%)

Your significant other adopts a bad habit or trend. Which of these habits would annoy you the least, or which would you be the most tolerant?

Pack-a-day smoker
13(10.2%)
Started peppering his or her conversations with more profanity, like one f-bomb or s-bomb every other sentence
19(15.0%)
Chronic online porn watcher
4(3.1%)
Every day when they'd get home from work/school, they'd smoke two bowls (pot)
11(8.7%)
Five beers a night, and they get drunk every Friday
1(0.8%)
Changed their political party to the exact opposite of the one they're in now, and they embrace it strongly
5(3.9%)
They become an overeater, completely letting themselves go. Nightly meals are rich pastas, rich desserts and no exercise. They've put on 20 lbs
3(2.4%)
Kinky sex. They've become extremely interested in extreme bondage, submission and anal play
46(36.2%)
Starts looking for answers, and dabbles with a baptist church. Bible reading, prayer nights twice a week, and deep conversations with you
12(9.4%)
They get it into their head they can sing, and they really can't at all. One karoake machine later, there's hour-long, American Idol ambitious sessions that make William Hung sound like Bono
13(10.2%)

Upon adopthing this bad habit or trend, how do you react?

Dump him or her
6(4.8%)
Politely mention how you don't fully approve of this change
43(34.1%)
Loudly or angrily complain of this new development
16(12.7%)
Just spend more time out of the house or away from them. Out of sight, out of mind
3(2.4%)
Say nothing and hope they quit
5(4.0%)
Probably start dating someone else behind their back
0(0.0%)
I take this as freedom to adopt a bad habit of my own that I've been restraining all this time, and they have no right to complain
4(3.2%)
Have an intervention, to address this new habit
24(19.0%)
Immediately offer an ultamatum: me or the habit
21(16.7%)
Honestly, I probably don't notice until a few months go by
4(3.2%)

Food Questions

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?

My ans:
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.
Jack

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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?
The Dude Abides

Relationship-y ?'s

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?
winger.

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Okay so my internet explorer looks different (aka I hate it). Does anyone know how I can change it back to the way it looked before?

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FIXED If anyone else wants to change theirs back just go to your control panel/add & remove programs/windows IE 7 & it should revert it back to whatever you had before.
A-Stones

Weird car question

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?

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While grocery shopping today, my husband and I each picked out a doughnut from the bakery case. We both wanted the same kind of doughnut - a raised, custard-filled, chocolate frosted doughnut.

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What do you call this kind of doughnut?

I called it a Boston cream doughnut. He called it a Bismark.
poor leno

Dress me up!

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!
sweet dee mothafucker

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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:

Italy?
Sweden?
Poland?
Africa? (It sucks I don't know what tribe my ancestors came from)
Norway?
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!
Farin

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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?
petit prince

hottie alerts!

1. have you posted in the picture post yet??
b. aren't we so cute in TQC?

2. want some free + s&h popcorn? http://www.daleandthomaspopcorn.com/
i'm not affiliated with this site or anything, i just thought my TQC pals might want some tasty-looking popcorn. sadly for me, they don't ship to the UK :(

3. what's your favorite tv show theme song?

4. if you like starbucks coffee, what's your favorite of their holiday-season drinks?

5. what's your favorite festive holiday drink?
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diabeetus!

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Help!

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.

(no subject)

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

Ganglion Cyst

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.
i like to live on the edge

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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.'"

Agree/Disagree?


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...
Bunny

I am part of a Union at work...

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?

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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
rose and blanche

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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?
...there was a FIREFIGHT!

(no subject)

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

(no subject)

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?
The Dude Abides

Patience ?'s

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?
me srs

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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?
4horsemen

roommate situation

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.
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just cat

House-like questions

Have any of you ever bought a house?

If so:
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!
Bunny

Which console...

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?
tick tock

blind/deaf/etc

Are any of you blind?
Deaf? Mute?
An amputee?
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.
gnomey

x-posted to ask_me_anything

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?
surprise

Music??

Ok. I have the Sidekick 3.
My ipod is broken. Sad, I know.

I can fit maybe 20 songs on my Sidekick, just enough to get me through my morning commute to school.
What songs should I dl and/or put on my SK??

I like any type of music, I'll listen to anything, really.

I especially like showtunes, rap, some hiphop, and some emo/alt rock.

The songs I have now are:
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clam

(no subject)

How much do you enjoy arguing with people? 1=hate it; 10=love it

Mean: 5.49 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.96
1
16(16.7%)
2
7(7.3%)
3
4(4.2%)
4
8(8.3%)
5
11(11.5%)
6
6(6.2%)
7
15(15.6%)
8
14(14.6%)
9
5(5.2%)
10
10(10.4%)

When making a poll

I use the poll creator
44(46.3%)
I write it myself
4(4.2%)
I am not able to/don't make polls
47(49.5%)
surprise

Phone

1.What kinda of phone do you have?
2.What service do you have?
3.What is your ringtone?
4.Picture time. Phone, background, etc.

Seriously. I only post pictures questions.
Why?? I don't know. I just like them.
And everyone likes showing off their stuff.

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duck

(no subject)

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.

Cheers?
EJWillustmaker

Random...

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?

-e-

(no subject)

One of my goals for mission101 is to make or witness my best friend Jordan throw up. Because that's just something I need to do in my life. SO!

1. Do you know where I can get a video, which I can post as a comment of his myspace of someone being poked with a needle? The closer to the actual needle/skin...the better.

2. What odd things do you hope to accomplish in your life?
epic shit

(no subject)

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.
amack: glowing

For Smallville fans

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!

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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!!!!!!! ♥
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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.
Lola!

I've been rejected by Florida...

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??
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Rumsfeld

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?
geterdun

dildos!

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.