Does anyone know the name of those pictures that you stare at for a long time and eventually see a 3D image within the apparantly plain looking picture?
I can honestly not think of a better way to describe what I am talking about!
Seriously, WTF. What would cause somebody to randomly upchuck? (no fever, no nausea- in other words, the person is perfectly fine)
Serious answers, as well as fun answers welcome.
What's annoying you right now?
The extreme pain in my thighs leading down to my knees.
What is something random about you that not a lot of people know?
I have bursitis in my left hip.
barack obama or hillary clinton?
In regards to my car: more often than not, whenever I have my foot on the brake and am at a dead stop, I can feel the steering wheel vibrate. This only ever happens when I'm at a stop; I don't feel a thing while the car is in motion.
What might be the cause of this, and is it dangerous enough to go get it fixed immediately?
Hey car aficionados -- what would be a cool old car that is rare enough that if it were totally restored, you could sell it for enough to buy a house? It would be sweet if it were some sort of muscle car, but I'm not too picky.
Tomorrow I'm going to the grocery store. What snacks should I buy that require no prep or nearly no prep (as in, something to toss in the microwave or something simple like cereal where all one has to do is pour it into a bowl and add milk)?
I've decided that as motivation to do the things I need to do (like go to class, do chores, etc) I'm going to set up a rewards system so I can treat myself to something I like when I do what I need to do. If you were to have a similar list, what would be your rewards?
What's with desiring children anyway? I really struggle to understand why anyone wants to have children. What does it accomplish? What does it prove? What the hell does it matter?
As for me.. One, I don't like this world we live in. I wouldn't want my own flesh and blood dealing with the same stupid bullshit I've gone through. Two, I don't want to commit the time and effort. It's 18+ years of having to take care of someone you're not even sure you're going to like and get along with. Which brings me to number three, who's to say what you'll end up with if you have a child?
As in, I know of a great loving Christian family who are the few I've ever seen that are shining pillars of society.. and their oldest son is mentally handicapped, they forever have to take care of him for rest of his/their lives.. Despite their overwhelming love and whatnot, even they in their weaker moments admit that it's hard, really hard and trying, to deal with such a burden.
And on another note altogether; I'm selfish. If I've finally found a woman to have and to love and to cherish.. I don't want anything bogarting our time together. If I've just found this awesome woman.. I'd much rather enjoy and cherish my time spent with her.. rather than spend the next 18+ years waiting in line for her attention.
Yeah, fuck all that noise. Yes, I realize I'm cynical, paranoid, etc.
I'm looking for a free DVD creator that will allow me to make my own video/audio menu. Can anybody recommend a good one?
1. what country do you live in?
2. which country that you've visited is your favorite?
3. have you been to southeast asia? are you there now? if so, would it be a fun place to live for a little while, especially provided you have an interest in the wildlife there and are in school for animal sciences?
4. what country or region has a way of life that you admire?
If you're eating a three course dinner in a restaurant, what do you call each individual meal (in the order that they're eaten)?
Here, it's entree, main, dessert. I found it weird that most Americans call the main meal 'entree' in restaurants.
My high school has a thing called Decades Day where the juniors dress up to represent something from any decade in the 1900s. What should I be? and what would you be? I am a dude, so no ladycostumes please.
1. How much money would you spend on a handbag?
2. On a pair of jeans?
3. On a pair of shoes?
4. On an outdoor coat?
5. On a pair of gloves?
6. On a single article of underwear?
I just got a ticket last night - my first in like 6 years or so. Nothing too crazy - speeding ticket for 5 over the limit.
Washington state has a program whereby you can request a deferred finding, meaning that you pay a fee and, if you go 12 months without getting another ticket, the first one never goes on your record, but if you get a ticket in that time frame, you have to pay both of them and some sort of charge for violating the deferral.
However, I'm given to understand that the deferral fee is rather higher than the actual ticket fine (though that's based only on hearsay evidence from my brother who had a deferral back in 2000 when the program was relatively new; I can't find any current documentation on it). So I'm trying to decide whether I'm better off paying the ticket and taking the mark on my currently spotless driving record, or paying the higher deferral fee and keeping it clean.
what's your guilty pleasure song?
Tonight/today, some of my guy friends are going to come help me move. I usually go out to dinner on saturdaynights with my buddy Lee, but my parents will be out of town, and my buddy scott(who likes me) is coming to help to. It's also like 2 degress out. I told scott if he comes and helps i'll make him dinner...
SO my question is:
What should I make them for dinner? Recipes? Suggestions!?
1 - Assuming you go, what do you take when you're at McDonalds for breakfast?
2 - Have any Canadians tried the Timmy's breakfast biscuit ... thing? We call them Timatins here in Quebec. Bacon or sausage?
oh, and completely unrelated -
3 - Kissing on the first date? Good or bad?
Why is Bruce Campbell so damn awesome?
If you have children, how did you choose their name?
I bought a cup of coffee from Dunkin Donuts last night on my way home. I didn't drink all of it, so I just left it sitting on my desk.
When I woke up this morning, I started drinking the coffee. I didn't heat it up. It was cold.
How do you feel about drinking leftover coffee?
Does anyone know of a good site where I can download the anime Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle?
I used to have a good site... and the url consisted of himora-kurao or something to that extent... but I never bookmarked it and it deleted itself from my url box after a while. Does anyone know what site this is?
Which well known/famous person do people say you look like?
Do you find that person attractive or unattractive?
I always get told I look like someone who I find extremely unattractive.
Of the things you actually eat...what is the weirdest recipe you know?
Whats the difference between stalking and just being over anxious ???
1) Would you ever let a stranger borrow your iPod/mp3 player? (If you have one of course)
2) If not, why?
Well I'm currently allowing one of my coworkers to borrow my iPod. He apparently forgot his at home. We work in a library and each have to spend some time during our shift shelfreading (ie. making sure the books are in the correct order). I bring my iPod everyday because it's mindless work that makes me batty sometimes. Music helps me focus and makes the time go by quicker. Long story...but...I'm sitting here while he's upstairs shelfreading and I'm not happy about it. He told me he would poke around on my iPod to find something to listen to....and for some reason that makes me very unsettled.
I use msn messenger (wtvr, I believe it's called "windows live messenger" now)
and there are ads constantly running at the bottom, with descriptions-- most of which lead to videos at msn.com, whether it be music or a supposedly quirky/funny clip
There was just something about Tyra Banks firing back at tabloids, and the link said "Tyra goes apeshit"
Do you think the microsoft corporation has gathered enough of my personal information to presume that "apeshit" would an acceptable term to throw at me in an advertisement? or would my mom be getting the same thing.
and if it's just directed at me, do you think any ass2mouth clips are on the horizon
For those of you with thick/wavy/coarse hair... (i have all 3.. lucky me.)
What is your favorite brand of hair care?
What are your favorite hair products to..
-straighten your hair?
If you have leftovers, how long do you wait until you throw them out?
i'm hopefully starting a new office job soon so..
1.if you dress nicely for work, what is a store you buy most of your clothes from, that isn't too expensive?
2.do you like dressing nicely for work?
3.if you wear headbands, do you usually do a side part ? on what side- your left or right?
So, let's say you found a chiwawa*. He has no tags but appears to be a pet because he's very friendly and potty trained.
You checked with the people on the street where you found him (they don't know anything) and put up flyers.
What do you do now? Take him to the vet? Wait?
*EDIT: Chihuahua. I get it.
Do you like surprises?
When receiving gifts from others, do you like to know what you're getting before hand?
What's been the biggest surprise you've gotten this year so far?
I'm looking for the movie The Tempest by William Shakespeare. I THINK I'm looking for the 1985 version but any version is fine except for the animated one and the modern one with Susan Sarandon.
I've looked on a number of search engines, but does anyone know where I can possibly view this movie for free? I need to watch it and write a review for it by Monday, and I missed the in-class showing because of a doctor's appointment. I don't have time to order it, since I need it by this weekend. I've been to my local library, and they don't have it either.
1. What is your favorite restaurant?
2. What type of restaurant is it?
3. What do you usually order when you go there?
4. How much does an average meal there cost?
when talking about your parents to other people (other than your siblings) do you say "mom and dad" or "MY mom and dad" ?
Do you watch any anime?
Do you consider yourself a fan?
What is your favourite anime what was made in the past 10 years if you do watch anime?
I used to, but I stopped after I saw Fruits Basket.
1) Should a democrat win the 2008 election (whether it be Hillary, Barack, or someone else), what do you anticipate happening with the war in Iraq? If the newly elected president pulls us out of the war entirely, do you think this will improve perceptions of the U.S. in the middle east?
2) I'm going to a baby shower tomorrow. The registry has most of the big-ticket items already purchased, so all that's really left is some pretty cheap stuff (she's registered at Walmart...ugh). Since everything that's left is so inexpensive, do you think that buying 2 items from the registry would be appropriate? Should I get more than that?
Does anyone know good ways to get into shape for backpacking?
Are you ticklish?
Where the most?
Do you like/hate/other being tickled?
Anything else that seems relevant...
as much info as you want for anything...the more the better I guess
I love string instruments. What are some good songs that include them? Or songs that are made up entirely of them. Classical music suggestions are welcome.
Same with piano, what songs have some really good piano?
Ok, I read the previous post regarding income taxes... but I guess I have a simple question.
If someone out there who is an accountant or knowledgeable about this could give me advice, I'd appreciate it.
I'm single. I don't have kids or anything. And I don't own a home. I have three W-2's and a Student Loan Interest statement. That's pretty much it. Should I just file using an online program, like TurboTax?
I don't know a whole lot about this, but I do know that my taxes should be fairly simple to do. I'd hate to go to H&R Block or somewhere, and pay more than necessary.
When writing a resume, do you put you given name or preferred name? My given name is Cathryn, but my references all use Kate, as do my bank details.
Is it acceptable to put: Cathryn (Kate) LastNameHere? Or is that just clunky and weird?
Or do I just put Cathryn and then if I'm ever contacted say "please call me Kate?"
Is there any way to change the windowsXP toolbar colours without changing the bar back to the windows 98 version?
I'm kinda tired of the silver, blue, and olive options.
I am interested in knowing if there is any way that I can make it so that while I am not at my computer, no one else can turn it off? I'm in college and have a new roommate who doesn't understand that when I tell her not to turn off my computer when i'm not here, that actually means don't turn off my computer. I'm using an HP Pavilion ze4400 laptop. So basically, I just want to know if it's possible to 'turn off' the ability to manually turn off the computer, such as using a password or something.
also...what are your best ways of not getting sick while living in close proximity to someone who is sick?
Today for the first time ever I threw my back out.
For those of you who have done this, what can you recommend so that I can at least get somewhat comfortable?
Is heat preferable or should I ice my back?
How long was it until you felt like you could sit upright comfortably?
I have a three hour flight on Thursday that I must make and I'm worried that I may have issues. I can't exactly drug myself since once I get to my destination I have to drive quite a bit to get to an interview I need to be coherent for.
what do you think about the american school system being changed to the following..?
elementary school.. first through sixth grades (starting at age four or five)
high school.. seventh through twelfth.
using this system, how mature do you think a person would be at age sixteen when graduating?
how would this system help the workforce?
how would this affect college?
general pros? cons?
..consider that the age of menstruation has dropped two years since the early 1900s.
..consider that many things that used to be for adults only are now accessible to teens.
edit: consider most european school systems that work more like this idea than the current system.
What did you major in while attending college?
What will you be majoring in if you're not there yet?
BA in English from Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, TN.
Went to Vanderbilt for summer English courses in Nashville, TN.
Going for Audiology at Gallaudet in Washington, DC.
About to switch to Accounting at George Mason in Fairfax, VA.
Can you tell that I'm dodging student loans?
1) Five years ago: My uncle was a minister of a small church, had a very conservative view on just about everything, had a strict view of just how his family was supposed to look and act, and was always preaching to people around him about God and Jesus and whatnot.
Today: My uncle shaved his head, grew a funky goatee, and stepped down from being a minister. He's now covered in tattoos, shows anyone who stands still long enough his nipple piercings, works for a flashy design company, and has gone extremely liberal in his views.
Do you know anyone who has gone through extreme changes like this?
2) I have an HP desktop computer with Windows XP Media Center installed. I have virus protection programs and adaware, so I know I have no problems on my computer. No matter what I do, I cannot change the desktop appearance. I mean, I can change the color of it, and move the icons, but I've downloaded wallpapers for my desktop and no matter how I try I can't make the wallpaper appear. If I right click on the desktop, select properties, and click on desktop, the window to select the background is completely grayed out ad I can't select anything in it, or scroll through it. What can I do to fix this?
1. For those with glasses: When did you get them? What's wrong with your vision? Was it a difficult adjustment to make (meaning were you heachachey or anything getting used to them)?
I got my eyes examined today and found out I'm nearsighted. I get my glasses Friday, and I'm curious as to what to expect.
2. What is your favorite song by the Scissor Sisters?
I've not listened to enough of their music to have a favorite yet. That's why I want to know your favorites. :)
Oh noes, Myspace is borked! Does this mean my iPod is going to explode?!??!?!??!
Anyone have any good shark recipies/yummy ideas/suggestions for cooking shark?
EDIT: For people who are too brain-dead to know otherwise, I came here for personal opinion/recipies, and that's why I'm not interested in Google.
I'm starting to think a lot of people just respond on auto-pilot, without even thinking twice about what they're reading. It's kind of sad, really...oh well.
Do you wear perfume from the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab? What scents would you recommend? I'm a little overwhelmed with all the choices. Thinking about White Rabbit and perhaps a few others.
I'm looking to upgrade my computer a little bit, and had a question.
I have 184-pin DDR DIMM slots, does that mean that any 184-pin DDR DIMM will work? Or do I need to match up the memory speed as well? I found an online version of my manual and it said PC1600 or PC2100 but the manual is a few years old. PC2100 is 266MHZ, so does that mean I can't go above 266MHZ?
1) Do people actually benefit from drinking bottled water? (Obviously they would if they lived in a place where the water was very dirty but I'm talking about someone who lives in a country with running water that's already filtered by the government)
2) Would taking prenatal vitamins when not pregnant cause health problems?
3) On that subject, do you want/have children? If so, how many?
4) Have you ever cried during a movie? Which one?
5) Do those jelly shoe sole things actually fix any kind of health problem?
6) Is the Atkin's diet as unhealthy as it sounds from the commercials?
7) If you could have a kiss with any person in the world, even a fictional person, who would it be? Why?
8) Why don't celebrities who are caught on tape doing drugs (Paris Hilton, Kate Moss, etc) ever serve time in jail/prison?
For those in the UK who use Orange as a cell phone provider:
How did you register your phone and get your four digit ID code? The man at the store said I'd receive a text message containing the ID code, and I never did. When I call the customer service number I only get a very annoying prerecorded menu of settings, and was unable to speak with a representative. The website has not been useful either.
Does anyone know of some exceptionally good video editing software? (preferably free, but if not- that's fine)
I'm creating a 1-3 minute promotional video and I need something other than Windows Movie Maker if I want it to be good.
I've been pretty bored so I turned on iTunes to Party Shuffle and who came up? LFO. I laughed cause I haven't heard them in a mega long time.. like since I was ten.
Who was your favorite "band" when you were little? Like elementary school...
Mine were N'Sync, LFO, Dream Street... basically all the boy bands I thought were totally adorable...
If someone were to ask you what you like best about living, what would you say?
If you were participating in a Super Bowl pool with a prize for a correct guess of the final score, what would your guess be?
What time does the liquor store closest to you close?
I just walked down the block (in DC) and mine was closed! WTF?
Have you ever watched the lonely island videos with Andy, Jorma, and Akiva?
Do you think they're funny?
When's the last time you told somebody to go to Hell/fuck off/any equivalent?
1) What's a food a lot of people like that grosses you out?
2) Why do so many young women think it's okay for a boy to masturbate but disgusting for a girl to do so?
3) Do you find someone of the sex that you're not attracted to to be absolutely beautiful? Who? (Just pick from either or both genders if you're bi, I guess)
4) Okay, so, I have a pair of toy handcuffs. Would it be funny to handcuff my brother or sister's hands to something and then stick a blanket over his/her head or just mean?
5) Why are there so many movies where a tough, unorthodox teacher takes a bunch of bratty highschoolers by storm and reforms them?
6) Why is Regis Philbin on TV?
7) Is there anyone you'd like to smack across the face with a belt right now? Who? Why?
I want to get Super Princess Peach for my DS (Lite) sometime in the future, but...
Whats it about?
Now your probably asking, "Why do you want it if you don't know whats its about?".
Well, all I know its is a game about Princess Peach and everyone seems to like it. So its on my list.
Is anyone aware of a technical term for a person who consistently abuses others and then steps in and "saves" the abused?
e.g. Mr. X calls Ms. Y a worthless bitch, breaks down her self-esteem, and then proceeds to comfort her, buy her presents, and force her to rely on him, which functions to give him power and elevate his sense of usefulness.
Also, is anyone aware of any literature or movies that display this dynamic?
My first semester of college chemistry wasn't too bad. I understood the majority of the topics we covered.
But now in second semester, as we're learning about acids and bases? I am 100% absolutely drowning in confusion.
1. Do you hate acids/bases/pH/buffers in Chemistry?
1a. Have any help site recommendations?
2. Is there some topic that you just don't get in one of your classes?
Like I said, it's acids/bases in Chemistry for me. I also have major issues with circular motion in Physics.
Another game question...
No clue if this was on a computer or on a console, but it was an old game (80s, early 90s?) where you run around (a cemetery?) freeing animals from their cages...
Anyone have an idea?
1. How do you make your perfect cup of coffee?
2. What kind of roast is your coffee?
3. What kind of creamer? How much?
4. Sugar? How much?
I want to sign up to cosplay.com, it says just hit the register button, but there isn't one. At least not one I can find, perhaps they've hidden it somewhere.
Can anyone shed some light on why I can't find the register button?
Also: Are you afraid of gaining weight?
How do you react if you find you've gained?
Are you on a diet?
Ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
will i get talked to if i don't try to hide my hickeys for work tomorrow?
how can i get rid of them? they are too dark for makeup to cover.
Have you ever made a perfect bag of popcorn where all the kernels are popped?
Do you have trouble listening to the Requiem For a Dream soundtrack because it brings back the image of Jennifer Connely whoring herself for drugs?
I'm in the midst of planning a wedding with an outdoors-y bird theme, and I need help finding 'cute' bird names for the tables. Examples of cute bird names I've come up with already: bluebird, hummingbird.
Examples of birds that are no doubt cute, but not appropriate for table names: swallow, hawk.
I'm completely spacing. Help!
You guys are #1. TIA :D
I've decided I'm going to give up caffeine.
How long do you bet I'll last?
1. What's the longest it's ever taken you to get over someone? Any particular reason why it took you so long?
I went through a bad breakup about six months ago, and am pretty much over it, but every once in a while the guy shows up in a dream of mine and since I have super vivid dreams, I feel all weird and sad for a while afterwards.
2. Anyone here watch Scrubs? If so, what do you think of the current season?
Ugh. I'm horribly disappointed.
3. Got any good advice for meeting new people after moving into dorms? I'm insanely reserved/shy, and also am living in the most dead quiet dorm ever, so I kinda don't know anyone and it's getting to me.
My passwords are being saved on my computer, and I'd rather they not be. How do I change that?
For example, when I go to log into livejournal, all I have to type in under username is "x" and then "xhellostranger" comes up, if I click that, then I don't even need to type in my password, it will do it for me. I don't like that.
What types of jobs are there in an art gallery? What does one do who works in one?
I'm interested in getting a job in an art gallery, but I don't know what my title would be or what the job would require. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Have you, or do you know anyone, ever gotten into a grad school when during your time doing undergrad, your GPA dropped below a 2.0 and you were put on probation?
((I'm asking because I do want to go to grad school if a place will take me, but I'm worried because of my GPA dropping after catching mono and missing half my classes last semester.))
Do you think that
a lot of effort = whatever you want would eventually come to you
little effort/just waiting for it to happen = nada, zero, zilch
How the hell do you beat procrastination? Hahahaha
You walk into a store that sells candy, cookies, ice cream, donuts, or some other delicious but unhealthy snack, with the intention of buying and consuming something. The person working behind the counter is overweight. Not morbidly obese, but definitely not just a little chubby, either.
Does this make you think twice about buying the product?
Would you make fun of the person, out of earshot? (e.g. "Ha ha, looks like someone's been sampling the product!")
if you had to limit your eating to two of the food groups, which would you pick?
Me: Dairy and grains I think. LOL I know I probably SHOULD pick veggies (which I LIKE) but... I just can't give up cheese and crackers.