December 29th, 2006

ami and alexandria 08

Ear buds!

Okay, so I got a nice, shiny, green iPod nano for Christmas complete with the cute white ear buds. But, I've never really been one to like ear buds and I have problems with them.
Does anyone else have problems with ear buds hurting their ears or them just falling out randomly?
I don't want to get regular headphones because I really want to try to get a feel for the ear buds and I don't really even know if other headphones work with it[I assume they do]

Any suggestions on how to keep them in/not have them put my ear in excruciating pain?
Thanks in advance!

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Everyone in my com is pretty much in agreement on everything. They are all pretty much liberal.

Where can I advertise my com to pick up a wide range of people. I am mainly looking for conservative/old fashioned/religious types to offer an opposition to the opinions already given. I have already tried all the promote communities.

I was wondering if there is a conservative or religious community that allows promoting or will have an admin that wont mind if I asked first.
ringo starfish


I went to the Native New Yorker restaurant last night. The restaurant has an enclosed smoking/bar area. On the back of the menu, there's a notice saying that the smoking of pipes, cigars, and cloves is not permitted.

what's wrong with clove cigarettes? why would they be prohibited?
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Go Johnny go go go!

I am the only one totally excited that John Edwards announced his bid for the presidency today? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

If it ends up being Obama, Edwards, and Clinton in the primaries, who would you go for?
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reno 911

On this past season of Reno 911 they were called to a Renaissance festival and talked to a man riding on a donkey. Well does anyone remember the donkey's name? I think it started with a v. I want to say Vego but im not sure.
Thank you.

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1.  Do you like audiobooks? Why or why not?
2. After you've listened to a book on tape/CD, do you feel like you're "cheating" if you say you've read the book?
I bought an audiobook tonight for the first time (Dispatches From The Edge by Anderson Cooper if you're curious), and I feel almost guilty. I have plenty of time to read, so I don't know exactly why I need an audiobook.
3. How much money have you spent on books in the past  year (leisure reading that is, not textbooks)?
At least $200 I'd imagine.
.the game is on!.

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1. What do you think of the near-constant doomsday scenario programs that History and Discovery Channel like to air?

2. Have you seen the movie Chocolat? Do you like it?

3.How many more years do you think the human race will survive?

4. Have you ever seen an aurora borealis? Was it completely enchanting?

5. What's the weirdest thing you hoard? example: mine is soap.

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  • goop

I want you and your beautiful soul.

Does Family Matters (the TV show) mean "matters of the family" or "family does matter"?

Would you have rather dated geeky-but-sweet Steve Urkel or hot-but-arrogant Stefan Urquel?

What was your favorite TGIF show?
I loved that show Baby Talk but it only lasted like a season

If you "share" your itunes/ipod playlist, are there any songs that you're embarrassed that you have? Which?
I'm embarrassed of like 80% of my I don't share. lol

What is the first tv/movie character that comes to mind that shares your same first name?

What was the first book you can remember reading at a young age?

Cappuccino or Frappuccino?

How many mg of caffeine would you estimate that you consume in an average day?

Why are you so emo all the time?

Is a crush more fun when the crush KNOWS you have a crush or when they DON'T know you have a crush? What is your favorite part about having a crush?

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Is the LJ username you're currently using the only one you have ever had?

I always thought mine was. But I just finished going through every entry I ever made (basically one a day since 2002) and prior to this LJ I had sainalove and letjesusfuckyou I wish I never deleted those. I really want to know what crap I went on about.

How did you find out about your current job? (word of mouth/newspaper/etc)

I don't have one.

Is drinking one red bull per day going to eventually kill me? Honestly, how bad is it? (and please, no alternative solutions, I like my red bull..I just want to know how bad my insides look)

edit edit edit:
inspired by poetry__obscene 's post.
Do you have any ghost stories? if so, do tell.

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My friend's laptop LCD screen has what we think are stuck/dead pixels. (There are four distinct vertical lines that are "stuck" on a color: two blue and two purple). We've tried gently massaging the screen, applying pressure to the screen while restarting the laptop. We're not sure if rapidly changing colors on the screen will help.

What is this really and how can we fix it? 
  • alive49

Sims 2:Pets Question

This is probably a stupid question, but it's been bothering me because I just can't figure it out. In the game, I was trying to treat a cat that had a broken bone and I bought some bandages for it. I had it on the examination table and realized that I can't find the bandages on the side menu. I can't find it in any of the available places like where the food/treats that I bought show up. Can anyone help me? I'm using the version on Nintendo DS, if that matters at all. Thanks in advance!

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Question: If a truly suicidal person gets into a life-or-death situation, will they pursue the death? Example being a car crash, and in the few seconds it happens, they can choose to either swerve and miss the pole or let their foot push against the pedal and let go of the wheel.

 I'd like to say they'd swerve, because it's human nature to save yourself, given the option. But that goes against the very idea of suicide. So...hrm, huh?

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If your SO had a twin, would you do them in a threesome?

Would it be hotter if the twin had a different hair colour and/or tattoos?

Would your significant other look hotter with a different hair colour or eye colour?

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Drink Me

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Mom was reading something in the newspaper this morning that sparked this question:
My mom and dad are divorced. Should my cousins on my dad's side still call her Aunt? She is no longer married to their uncle, but she is the natural mother of their cousins. Is she an ex-aunt?
what would you say and why?
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Picture Perfect
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Camera Question

I got a fancy new Nikon camera for Christmas. Now I need to get a spare battery pack and some filters. Apparently camera stores are now extinct.

1) Where do I go to buy my digital photography supplies?

2) What kind of camera do you have?

3) Do you like it?

4) What lenses do you have?

5) Which lens is your favorite?
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    creative creative
Opus with Hat

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1. How many blogs do you have?
2. Which one is your main one?
3. Do you keep all of them active/updated?
4. Do you also text message and IM?
5. Do you ever feel overloaded with people contacting you?
6. Do you a fuzzy brain right now?

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[dance] pink side to side

Fishy fishy.

I got a fish for Christmas! I've never HAD a pet fish before, though. I'm in my 20s,so this is really pathetic.

I thought I'd try and have a 'natural' fish tank. Just the fish, a snail, and a plant I was going to buy tonight. The water is already murky from this lone betta fish! So there goes my idea for going natural. Hah!

I'm going to buy a filter tonight, but in the meantime, how do you clean a fish tank? I don't know if using soaps would kill the poor thing, if any residue was left in (I know I should take it out first, at least!)... Would just replacing the water without scrubbing it work fine? :) I'm at work, so I'll just boss my husband around while he's at home, and get him to do whatever is the best plan of action. Unless he's too lazy, and I'll just toss the filter in tonight. Good to know anyway, in case of filter failure in the future. :)

It's a fairly small tank (maybe a foot long, and half a foot deep?) so I can carry it around and stuff, if that makes the advice change any. :)

Oh! And, any suggestions on filters, or ways to continue my natural tank idea?

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i'm sure this has been asked before but i'm wondering what you use to download music.
I just got a new laptop for christmas and i installed Ares, the program i used on my other computer. Once i opened it up, i couldnt get online and my entire computer went screwy.
I uninstalled it and now i'm clueless as to what else i should get. I refuse to infest my new laptop with viruses by downloading and using limewire.
What program do you use to download music that is safe for computers?
Or should i try torrents? I have no clue how to go about that so is there a website that would show me how to do that?

11:40am, would you be more likely to eat breakfast or lunch?
Give a dog a home

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Have you ever had a root canal? If so, how long could you not eat? Did it hurt a lot?

I'm really nervous about getting one a month from now.

If there's a video of Saddam's hanging on YouTube, are you going to watch it? (I'm not going to.)
Me - Coors Light OJ

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My great-grandfather has lived in Atlanta, Georgia all of his 94 years. He still uses the N word in reference to African Americans. My mom says "Oh, it's just the time he grew up in...he doesn't mean anything negetive by it. That's just what they are called to him."

I agree that he doesn't mean any hatred with that word, but I don't know if that's a reason to excuse it.

So the quesiton is, is age/where you grew up a valid excuse for not being aware of possibly offensive terms/actions/ideas?
Give Peace A Chance

Java Help?

I just figured out that the Java on my work computer is from 2003 - eek! I've gone to this website: but am not sure which version to download/install. I have Windows 2000 version 5.0 and use IE 6.0 for my web browser (I'd rather use Mozilla, but can't here at work). My Java at home just did an auto-update, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it here.

1. Can someone please guide me as to which download I should use?
2. Should I delete/uninstall the old Java crapola before I install new?

I'm usually ok with software downloads, but I don't really understand Java, or what it does, so some guidance would be great - TIA!


ETA - I was just in my Control Panel to see how much Java I'd have to uninstall (Add/Remove Programs) and it's not listed there at all... *confusion*
The Dude Abides

Random ?'s

What do you think will be the most popular types of questions in thequestionclub in 2007?
Political and iPod related ?s will reign.

Why do you think that sexual preference isn't a question asked on a job application but race is? Do you think it ever will be added to job applications?
I'm not sure. Probably not.

Do you treat movies you see in the movie theater like plays? (Ex. clap, cheer, etc during intense moments or at the end of the film)
Only once. I went to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Lefont Plaza Theater. It was wild, everybody was all dressed up and acted like the people on TV could really hear them, so it was kind of part of the whole experience.

There was a water main break in the county I live in. I just found out about it a few minutes ago. Residents in the affected areas are asked to boil their water for up to three minutes before drinking, cooking or taking a bath. I took a shower this morning. Do you think I'll end up becoming like The Toxic Avenger before the end of the day?
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Saddest song you've ever heard?

Right now I think mine is War on Drugs, by the Barenaked Ladies. It's heartbreaking to hear them sing like this.
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    Barenaked Ladies - War On Drugs
hot rollers

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What are you planning to make or cook for your dinner tonight?

Virginia Style Boiled Ham and Cabbage. It's going to be a easy yet delicious meal to make and I can't wait.
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    hungry hungry

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Is my hair TOO long? I'm going in for a cut this weekend, at least a trim. My mom says I need to chop it, my sister says to just get a trim. I can't decide what to do. The thought of chopping my hair off makes me feel all panicky :/

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Edit: it appears my cut work but my picture is a little screwy. Not sure what happened there, but it still shows up, so whatev. Ignore the other shit.
cat; pie
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Assuming you're in a relationship, what initially attracted you to that person?
What do you think initially attracted them to you?
How did you meet?
How long have you been together for?

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1.) What was the last traffic ticket you received and how much did it end up costing you?

2.) What's your favorite cocktail or mixed drink?

3.) What brand/style shoes are you wearing right now (or the last pair you wore if you're barefoot)?
phone sex

Marriott / Interveiw Advice

Has anyone here ever worked for a Marriott or known someone who has? Can you tell me anything at all about it / whatever you feel the need to share? I have an interview on Wednesday, for the front desk, specifically. I've had friends' who've worked the front desk, but never at the Marriott or any of their affiliates, and I'm just wondering about it. Also, haha, I've never worked in a hotel before, but I imagine it's pretty straight forward - take payment, make/adjust/cancel reservations, answer the phone, be polite and helpful, etc. You can tell me if I'm missing anything there, as well.

Also, here's something I'm wondering about that I usually don't. Whenever I've had an interveiw since getting my vertical labret, I usually leave it in so they can't say they didn't know about it and also make a point to tell them I have a clear spacer you can't even see. I'm thinking for this one, though, maybe I should take it out and have the spacer in. But should I mention it or only talk about it if asked? I just don't want to get a job and then, a month later (it's sometimes taken people that long to realize my lip is pierced) have someone tell me I have to let it close or resign if I'd like to stay employed at their establishment.

Thanks all!
Cadbury Creme Egg
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I remember this website that had lots of cute little flash games on it - stuff like floating balloons, mice eating cheese, ladybugs, etcetera. I'm sure the link was posted here once before but I just can't find it.

Does anyone know the name of the website?

Thanks in advance!

Nevermind, I found it! It's called Orisinal.

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When you find an article of clothing that you really like, do you ever buy it in multiple colors?

I do, mostly because I'm very picky about clothes and have a hard time finding stuff that fits correctly.
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USB Port not working

Whenever I try to plug something into my front USB port on my tower, I get an error message that says "Power Surge On Hub Port: A USB Device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port." It's been doing this for a while and it's everything that I plug into it, no matter how big or small the device is. I'm wondering if the port is dead or how I can fix it if it's not. I have a Compaq desktop if that matters.
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    confused confused

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1. Anyone know what happened to madradtalkshit?

2. There's cubed tofu sitting in a plastic baggie in my fridge. It's been in there for about 2 weeks. How much longer will it last, or should I just chuck it?

3. Are there any commercials out now that you hate?

1. I don't know, that's why I'm asking.
2. Same as above.
3. I HATEHATEHATE that car commercial with the people singing 'So long, farewell, aufweidersehen goodbye!' or whatever. I change the channel whenever it comes on. Same with the Pepto-bismol commercial with Godzilla, the robot, and the giant woman. For some reason, I just can't stand it.
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    hungry hungry

Going to Puerto Rico

Does anyone know the policy on taking pets to Puerto Rico? My boyfriend and I are going to be going there for a week and we were hoping to take our puppy with us instead of boarding him/leaving him with friends.
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    sick sick

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So, I know we all hate ipod questions, but I promise I'm not asking how to use it...

I want to buy a game. I bought Sudoku already, and I love it. Now I can't decide which one to buy.

Should I buy Tetris, Zuma or Mah Jong?
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If you have your music library on both your computer and your mp3 player, and you have stand-alone speakers for your mp3 player, do you prefer listening to music with your computer or mp3 player+ speakers when you're on your computer?

I use speakers. The music's less tinny.

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1. Who are some of the interesting locals where you live? Like that elderly woman who wears a red cape and sits outside of 7-11 all day talking to herself.

2. If you were friend's with someone who was in a band and someone who was a 'big fan' of that band started to talk to you and be friendly with you, do you think you could ever be genuine friends with them, or would you always be suspicious about it?

3. Do you think that someone who's a virgin is capable of being aware of what their sexual stimulants are? (I don't really know how to phrase it any better, sorry.)

This guy is trying to tell me once I have sex that my outlook on sex (and life!) will change drastically and he says the clit is overrated. I think he's just a fucking idiot, but hey, I am a "stupid virgin", so maybe I'm unaware of this magical dick that can satisfy me everywhere.

VERTIGO - and not the movie

i have vertigo - have had it for almost this whole week now...i've had this before and it is no day at the makes driving a challenge (i haven't driven in 2 days now)...
i see my future plans for the new year staying home...

1. have you had this before?
2. what were your symptoms?
3. how long did it last for you?
4. what did you have last time you got sick?
5. how long did that illness for you last?
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    the girls laughing
[dance] pink side to side

Poutine ftw?

As a side-track to the thread I made here...

1- Who makes the best poutine you've ever had?

2- To you, what constitutes a good poutine?

3- To you, what constitutes a BAD poutine?

4- Do you even know what the hell poutine IS?
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    hungry about to leave to have supper!
so i'm back to the velvet underground

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1. Is it weird that I bought a Christmas CD four days after the fact?

2. Am I the only one who gets mad when people bitch about "ONLY" getting two iPods, three Coach bags, four Juicy outfits, $400 cash, 10 CDs, 15 DVDs, jewelry, and a gold plated toilet seat for Christmas?

3. Is it sad that I'm still celebrating Christmas 4 days later?

1. Bing Crosby - White Christmas, 1998 CD issue. Not really remastered, sounds like a VERY good quality vinyl. I actually like it that way, cause I love when old Christmas music sounds like...old Christmas music. Hisses, crackles, pops, and all. Even if it's not super loud and noticeable, it's there.
2. So far, the most expensive non-cash item I recieved was The King and I on DVD. One of the bestest movies EVAR!
3. I finally got to download some of my favorite Christmas shows and it took me so damn long to actually GET into the spirit this year that it's taking longer than usual to wear off. Not to mention this is the first year in quite a few years that I've had any major spark of Christmas spirit.
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    Bing Crosby - Santa Claus Is Coming Town [With The Andrews Sisters And Vic Schoen]
penis kissies

Sayings and oblivious parents

What saying annoys you the most?

"That was so random" particularly when the thing in question was not at all random, it was quite related, but merely strange. Please learn the meanings of words before you use them 2346 times a day.

You went to the same highschool as your current gf (You're both female & now 18), you've been friends for some time, you've lived together as friends, but now as SO's. If your girlfriends parents (55 years old) know that you & her sleep in the same bed when at their house, and these parents give you a christmas present (of around $20 value) - do they know that you're together?


There always comes the times when we must de-friend people here in LJ land. The question I am asking here is not about the 'LJ Cut Back' most of us have had to make because we need to cut out some people that we friended and never got to know very well or cut back because we need to cut out those we don't read and never exchange comments, etc. I'm talking about people that you've developed an (albeit online LJ) friendship with.

1. Do you think you should let a person know if you are cutting them from your friends list?

2. Do you think it is courteous to let someone know why you are dropping them? Even if they have been a considerably close LJ friend for years?

3. Have you ever dropped someone you've gotten to know pretty well and refused to tell them why or talk to them again? What did they do to deserve that?

4. Do you develop "real" relationships with people via your LJ? If so, would you be hurt if you were dropped by a long time friend and not given an explanation?
gasp zooey

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Have you gotten an email saying "Saddam death pictures!!"?

It's a virus.  Don't open it (as tempting as it is).

Does anyone know when the pictures/videos will be up?  Are they up already do you think?  If they are, who has links??

Yes, I'm morbid.

public ebarrassment vs. being ignored privately

My dad was watching tv today, and a man said something along the lines of "People would rather be embarrassed publicly than ignored privately," I think the show was about hazing, but he mentioned Britney Spears and her lack of undies.

Do you think this is true for most people? Would you rather be embarrassed publicly than ignored privately?
I think it might be true for people like Britney Spears, but not most people. I would much rather be ignored privately. I do not handle being embarrassed well, it takes me a long time to forget about it even when it's over the smallest thing.

Family Drama Q's?

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Question: Is there anything I can do to fix this drama? Or is it just something you can't really fix...? I know I shouldn't have told him I'd go when I wasn't totally feeling 100% myself, but I never thought I'd feel that much worse the next day.. I could have sworn I was getting better.

Any clue whats going on with my lungs?