February 28th, 2007

balloons up

if you could get money to go somewhere and do something- what would you do?

My school does a thing called venture grants where they will give you up to $1,500 to go do something you want to do over the summer. You can do anything you want- travel abroad and take cooking classes, study music or dance, anything, but you have to be able to bring it back to campus somehow. I didn't think I'd have time this summer to do anything but plans have changed and now I really want to apply... but I don't know what to do! And applications are due in three days. I've never been out of the country (you don't have to go out of the country, but I'd love to.) I know a little Spanish, so a Spanish speaking country would be cool. What should I do/where should I go/ideas, anyone? If anyone is aware of specfic programs or interesting things to check out, please share!

Here is the link to it: http://www.beloit.edu/~syi/venture_grants/
unicorn

eyesight

Does anyone know a website (or can explain themself) that explains the correlation between your contact lense strength (my left eye being -4.75 and my right eye being -4.25 for example) and the whole 20/20 vision thing? How do you "translate", so to speak, from one to the other and/or back?

And what about explainations for eyesight getting better (in my contact strength it got better by .25 in both eyes)? I thought it either stayed the same or got worse as people got older. . . (not complaining! lol just curious)
anuna

lame spring break question

Probably already asked.. I haven't been around for a few days, but I want to do something fun with a friend for spring break, but we don't have much to spend, like around $600-700 each. We live in Jersey. Can we go anywhere that isn't, like, two states over? Where?
Merry Sorrow

Roommates anyone?

Does anyone here live with roommates?

If so do they follow basic courtesy's with you? Examples would be keeping their personal items [books/cd's/bags/purses/etc] from taking over the common areas, cleaning up after themselves in the kitchen/bathroom, asking before going in the bathroom to take a shower during the evening when everyone is usually up and doing stuff and just may need to go in there?

Again if you have roommates do you try to follow basic courtesy's with them?

Even if you don't have roommates feel free to answer this question, what are some other common courtesy's or rules you think would be important to have with roommates?

for fans of the ganj

I think it's so amusing the things people tend to favor and enjoy when they are high that they don't usually. So I must ask, what is your favorite and least favorite anything/everything about being high?

fave: arizona green tea, showering, and the fact that my mind thinks in ways I never knew possible

least fave: forgetting what im saying as im saying it (sometimes) haha
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(no subject)

Have you ever gotten unwanted advances from someone that involved something more than some creep yelling "Hey, baby. How YOU doin?" out their car window? How did you handle it? What are you supposed to do in a situation like that, when the guy is way stronger than you and they won't take no for answer?

When did "no" stop meaning "no"??

I'm at a loss for answers to these questions.
M&M

(no subject)

1. Say "spot" out loud, then say "pot" out loud. Does the P sound different to you in the two words?
According to my psychology prof, some people who learned to speak English after childhood hear two distinct P sounds. He mentioned that it happens mostly with people who speak a certain mother tongue, but he couldn't remember which language it was.

2. What is something you do almost every day?
Not things like go pee, but maybe something like have a one hour workout.

The big 2-1

My 21st birthday is coming up.

What are some drinks I should try on my first visit to the bars?  I want to try lots of new and interesting things, since I usually just stick to shots of rum and 151 right now haha.
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pyramid eyebrows

Don't let me down, TQC...

1. I was recently talking to a friend and the subject of science experiments and crafts we did in elementary school came up.  We both remembered being given this really cool clay-like substance that was white and not super firm or anything like that.  When we touched it with our hands, it would grow really soft and sort of begin to melt  When we left it alone on our desks, it was firmer and more chalk-like.

Does anyone know what the name of this was?  Or, better yet, have a recipe for it?  I've googled in vain.  I have no idea what it was made out of so I'm probably not searching with the best key words beyond 'clay-like, softens when touched', etc. 

Edit: Cornstarch + water!  Thank you, you guys!  I really appreciate it!  There's a nifty video of it on YouTube.

2. I'm hosting a Stitch 'n Bitch + Craft party on Friday.  I know that there will be people who won't be interested in knitting and crocheting.  In the past we've worked with Sculpey and made flower-pens.  Anyone have any ideas on what we could do this time?  I was thinking about something with papier mache, but I'm afraid it won't dry fast enough for us to do much more than the sculpting/forming part. 

Thanks in advance!
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blurry

Skin issues...

So I have really really bad skin. Gross even. My skin [more specifically: nose and forehead] is really really oily. Like, really really oily. I know that's commonly known as one's t-zone/spot or something. Well my question is:

Will my skin always be this way? Is there anything I can do to dry it up, or not make it as greasy? Any of you have the same problem?



Thanks!
:]
goofy cat

(no subject)

My boss and I had one of those "remember when we were kids" conversations yesterday. Thankfully we also didn't have to walk up hill all the way in three feet of snow to get to school....

Anyway, my question is what did you do for fun when you were a kid? What did you play with? Do you recall the any of the names of your childhood playmates?

We rode bikes, played in the woods, played with Barbies, etc. Typical 60's stuff. We had Barbies, bikes, a swimming pool (above ground), board games. The girls across the street were Colleen and Terri, a little further away were Judy and "Chickie".

airline seating

I will be taking a flight from ca to ct in the summer (as I had done the previous year) with Delta. With the help of thequestionclub, I was able to ask for a seatbelt extender without a hitch and without feeling embarrassed to ask for it. This year I will be asking for it again unfortunately, but my question this time is...should I pay for an extra seat when I may or may not be able to fit into one?

I get very embarrassed about my hip size (it widened after having children). I have been large for a number of years and even with going to the gym and working out trying to get rid of this unwanted fat my hips/waist size, didnt go down much. I just don't want to inconvenience the person sitting next to me.

Thanx guys, be gentle.
Kitten//unusual innocence

Song recommendations

I'm looking for song recommendations. (I'm not looking for song uploads.) I need songs that will in any way shape or form fit a certain character:

* He was a prostitute, but it was because he wanted to, there was no angsty reason behind it.
* His "act" was that he was the perfect pet, silent and obediant.
* He was raised in an atmosphere where sex was viewed as just another act of entertainment so in a way he's still fairly innocent and naive. (He doesn't get why it's such a big deal to some people.)
* In general he's quiet, smart and very devoted to the people he cares about.
* He's bisexual but prefers girls.

Anything? Anything at all? (Okay, anything besides "Nancy Boy", I've already got that one.)
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Give a dog a home

(no subject)

Do you think that people should be euthanized, much in the same fashion as animals? For example, a man has cancer and is in a lot of pain. His quality of life is awful, he is miserable. Should he be euthanized, much like a family would euthanize the family dog?

What about euthanization of younger people, including children?

Why or why not?

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When buying things online, do you search for discount codes?
I know it's an off-chance, but does anyone know where I can get Southwest Airlines discount codes? I've googled to no avail.

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Did you ever think that Bella was my kid?

Jane's.

1. Have you ever had an addiction that really scared you - to anything, anyone?

2. How long did it take you to realize it was an addiction? What made you realize this?

3. What helped you stop?

4. Do you still wish for it or even dabble in it?
[dance] pink side to side

Junkola. ;P

1- Infinite money or honest love?
2- Last thing you drank?
3- Would you go to see the Phantom of the Opera with me in Toronto? Group rates, whoo! ;P Pretend like it's free to get here. XD
4- What would you do with an extra $100?
5- AHH, math question! Not for homework, I'm not in school, and thus have forgotten this kind of thing. ;P Smarter than a fifth grader indeed. I'm in a lottery that will be happening tonight (YAY!) and they claim that NO TWO PEOPLE will get the same set of numbers. However, the numbers are set up as... 8 ONE digit numbers, ranging from 0-9. From my really bad math skills, I don't think that would be enough to cover as many tickets are likely to be sold for this thing. Am I way wrong, and there's hundreds of millions of combinations? I feel so dumb. :(

ETA: The math question has been answered! I'm surprised how easy it was when typed out. Super 'duh' moment here. Poor me. :(
change

Vroom Vroom

I totaled my car last week and have absolutely no clue on a replacement vehicle.

I drove for 8 years a 1999 Honda Civic EX. Bought it brand new, but would rather stick to a used car 2004 or older.  My price range is flexible but definitely nothing over 10,000.

1. What do you drive, and do you love/hate it?

2. Any suggestions on a vehicle for me?

3. And horror stories of past vehicles or anything you would stay away from?

THANKS so much!
tiger on your couch

Endorsements

If you suddenly hit the jackpot on fame and fortune, and your opinion could influence people's purchasing decisions, what would be the top 3 goods/services that you would endorse?

Assume that anything you wanted to endorse would be more thrilled to have you do so.

I would endorse:
-Kia (because no matter what nicer cars are out there, my Kia was good to me long before I got rich and famous, and because I think their cars are underated and if I could get more people to buy them I would)
-Taco Bell (because their nasty food is my guilty pleasure and if it's good enough for Carmen Electra to endorse, it's good enough for me)
-Some sportswear or sporting goods store, like REI or EMS (because it's an endorsement true to my real nature and interests, and the commercials would be fun to shoot!)
Rejected

Another Inconvenient Truth

According to The New York Times, a conservative group has tracked down Al Gore's electric usage for last year from his massive Nashville home. According to the Associated Press, he used 191,000 KWH in his home last year. The national average for the area is about 15,500. His spokeswoman says he gets all that energy via renwable sources (wind power, solar, and so forth) That statement alone reeks of bullshit to me.




Poll #937157 Inconvenient

In light of this information, should he:

Be forced to run in a human sized hamster wheel until he works off the difference from his energy usage to the average.
11(16.9%)
Have his Oscar taken away from him.
0(0.0%)
Be flogged by an angry electric company.
1(1.5%)
Be forced to speak with inflection.
5(7.7%)
Nothing, I have faith in Gore.
31(47.7%)
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(no subject)

how many credit cards do you have?
three. i just closed the fourth one. and i currently have zero balance on two of them and the other one with balance i now never use. just paying it off.

do you pay the mininum or try to pay off the entire balance each month?
more than the mininum.

do any of your credit cards come with special perks?
my kohl's card comes with discounts in the store and online. my visa gives my mypoints.
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Sun glass

Dinner?

What should I cook for dinner tonight?  (Last night we had whole wheat pasta with ground turkey in the sauce...)

And yes, I can go shopping if need be.  So answer away!
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Holdme

Resume Help

Is there a specific format for listing references to be subimitted with a resume?

Thanks!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

ETA: Lets assume they have already been requested

Good Afternoon

  1. Have you ever been set up on a date with someone?
  2. Has the person who set you up been someone you work with?
  3. How do I get more of my friends to want to be active LJ users?
  4. Do you ever have days where you just don't like any of your icons and can't find any you DO like?
  5. Does the style in which you wear your hair affect your mood?


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(no subject)

Does anyone know where I can find a list of how much income taxes are in California based on gross income? Like the percentage taken out based on the bracket you're in. Believe me, I've searched.
daydream

(no subject)

Why are people expected to take on job promotions?
Can't a person just be happy doing their job even if it is considered "menial"?
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When talking to people on the phone that you do not know what names do they get your name confused with?

What name would you have been given if you were born the opposite gender?

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(no subject)

Would you tell your significant other if you hated a certain piece of his or her clothing or jewelry?

Would it make a difference if they wore it frequently?

What would you do if you were told that something you wear is atrocious? Would you not wear it around your significant other or would you tell them to go shit in their hat?

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(no subject)

What do all the women here at TQC think about all the HPV/cervical cancer hype going on recently (the past few months, at least in the US)?

Study regarding its prevalence and the vaccine


Have you/will you get the vaccine for those 2 strains HPV?
Do you feel like in 10 years they'll be like, oops sorry it actually gives you heart disease/uterine cancer/some other serious medical side effect? (can vaccines even do this? I'm no doctor).
Does this make you worried?


My roommate is in the process of getting the vaccine for HPV (Gardasil)--it's a 3 step process I believe.  Things like this make me wary when the first come out because they aren't around long enough for side effects to pop up, but like I said before I don't even know if this is relevant when dealing with vaccines.

(no subject)

1. a) If you make a living, but don't have a "normal" 40-ish hour a week, work for the man, make a salary type job, what do you do to support yourself? How well would you say you support yourself relative to others? Are you happy? What did you do to get to where you are? Is there anything else you'd rather be doing?

b) If you do work the regular "normal" type job, is there something you'd rather be doing, or are you fine just the way things are? If you'd rather be doing something else, are you on a path to get there? If not, what would you say has gotten in the way of doing the things you want to do?

c) No matter what you're doing right now, if there were no limitations and feasibility weren't a concern, what would you want to do to support yourself?


2. a) If you're going to some sort of post-secondary school (or did in the past), what are you taking? Are you working towards a career, for personal growth, because somebody told you to, to get an official piece of paper like a degree or diploma that tells people you're employable in general, or some other reason? Do you anticipate your current education leading you to the life you'd like to live? (Or for those who are finished, did it lead you to such a life?)

b) If money/living expenses and time were of no concern, what would you want to learn, or learn how to do?
flower

pain

what's the worst physical pain you've ever felt?

what's something you thought would physically hurt badly and didn't?

what's the best pain you've physically felt?

what's the worst emotional pain you've ever felt?
rembrandt

(no subject)

Would you have Haji over at your place?

If I forgot her birthday....would I be dead?

If you knew my e-mail addy (@hotmail) ..would you write?

What is the best thing about a tree???

For the Star Wars Fans

Watching Return of the Jedi last night on HBO got me thinking.

Who REALLY won the battle of Endor for the Rebels?

1. Han, for blowing up the shield generator?
2. Lando, for blowing up the Death Star?
3. Luke/Vader, for getting rid of the Emperor?
sad girl

OMFG SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!

Why do people have to gay up everything with fandoms? Especially incest slashing, what the hell? Do people find it enjoyable or are they just pathetic and/or insane?

Okay, since everyone's up in arms over my wording/whatever, a better way to put it is: Why is so much of fandom devoted to incest/homosexual relations? What are your feelings about homosexual incest pairings in fandom (i.e., Nathan/Peter in Heroes or Sam/Dean in Supernatural)?
Big Love

Spoiled

Are you an Only child?  If so, name one of the perks.

What is the best present you've ever received?
The worst?

The most valuable (in terms of money) item you own?

If someone were to sue you would they be wasting their time?

How many different states and/or countries have you been to?

Anyone spoiled and not ashamed about it one bit?

Brag about yourself spoiled bitches!  Come on!  Tell me one thing that you KNOW makes you the shit.

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They say I'm crazy ..

1 Do you have any pretty strange or embarrassing family secrets or facts?

2 What is the coolest instrument to play in the high school band?

3 And what do you think of the color guard? (The girls with the flags that would go out at halftime with the band during highschool football games.)

4 What do you think of cloning house pets if they die?


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me

(no subject)

This is probably a long shot, but I am looking for a midi file. (Yes, a midi. Remember those?)

Anyways, I've made friends with Google over the past half hour but he hath scorned me because I cannot find the damn thing.

I am looking for a PIANO-ONLY version of a song from Titanic. It is NOT on the official soundtrack but rather off another called "Titanic: The Ultimate Collection." It's track 4, entitled "Rose's Theme (My Heart Will Go On - Solo Piano Version."

I'm finding billions of My Heart Will Go On midis but they all have weird synthesized instruments in them. I had the midi before I upgraded my computer, and know it is piano only.

Can you please help me find it? It's an absolutely beautiful piano version and I want to use NoteworthyComposer to help me learn to play it.

I've uploaded it in case you want to hear it -- nothing but piano -- click here.

Thanks =)
SS Klondike

anonymizers

There's a website I'd like to visit, but I'm unable to because I'm not in the United States. Does anyone know of any free ways around those sorts of geographical restrictions on who can view what on the internet?
alpaca

(no subject)

Do you ever piss off people who are handing out fliers/protesters on purpose?


Normally, no.  Today I was having a shit day, and saw a guy handing out VEGAN!!111!! fliers.  So I took one, looked at it... and yelled "WAIT. I HATE ANIMALS" and threw it back in his face.  I'm an ass.

surprise

(no subject)

1. Is there something that you should be doing right at this moment that you're not?

2. If you are listening to music, what song is playing?

3. What is your most recent icon? Comment with it! 

4. Do you like acapella music?

5. What are you most looking forward to in the next month?


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Phone Qs

1. Do you talk too fast when you leave a message on someone's phone?

2. Who was the last person to call you that you'd never talked to on the phone before? Where did they get your number?

3. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? What did you talk about?

4. How many phone numbers do you have?
The Dude Abides

Mistake ?'s

1) Do you think it's more beneficial to learn from your mistakes, or from the mistakes of others?
2) Is there any mistake that you've made that you weren't able to pull a life lesson from? What was the mistake?
Magic

For a $1,000,000, would you....

Poll #937352 For a million dollars, would you...

...be willing to live in the hottest part in Arizona for the next 7 years?

Yes
110(67.1%)
No
54(32.9%)

...never eat sweets again for the rest of your life?

Yes
67(41.1%)
No
96(58.9%)

...be willing to shave your head and be bald for an entire year? You can't, however, tell anyone about the money.

Yes
113(68.9%)
No
51(31.1%)

...would you be willing to lose all sexual sensation in your various stimulatable areas (genitals, nipples,whatever) for the next 5 years? The horniness will still be there, however strong your sex drive is, and you will be aroused like you normally are, but you can't feel anything from sex of any kind

Yes
44(27.2%)
No
118(72.8%)

...be willing to be the surrogate mother for a couple who have the exact opposite views as you? If you're a liberal, they're bible-thumping, homeschooling, gay-hating ultra fundamentalists, and if you're a conservative, they're a religion-hating, anti-patriotic, same-sex marriage couple. You have to carry the baby to term and hand it over to them to raise, knowing full well that the kid will be raised to honor opinions you hate. This question's for the ladies

Yes, I'd do it
31(19.3%)
No, I wouldn't do it
130(80.7%)
Weirdos

Yes or No

Go out with a lady, at the end of the evening you tell her you are going to call X date at X:XX time...

You call, but get a VM, you leave a message, but do not get a return phone call that night.

(Notes, 1. The lady in question did seem enthusastic about me calling when I told her I would 2. The date did end with a hug and kiss on the cheek. 3. The date did seem to go well as we spent almost 2 hours talking over coffee.

Poll #937382 Tell me do you?

What do you do

Plan to call again
25(80.6%)
Just take the hint and forget about this one?
6(19.4%)

If you picked call again, how long do you think I should wait?



Feel free to leave any other thoughts or suggestions in a comment.

I've been blown off enough times to know what it looks, sounds, and smells like and this has all the teltale signs, but I'm aware that does not mean this is what's happening for 100% certain. This has always been a safe place to ask for suggestions (i.e. I can be as insecure as I want yet still get a wide range of opinions.)

Thanks again everyone.

(no subject)

This is bothering me.... I hope someone knows the answer!!!!


Okay- so I have had this song stuck in my head all day, I dont know the name of the song... but its about philadelphia... and I think it might be a cover of the song streets of philadelphia by bruce springsteen but i'm not sure. It came out in the late 90's i think, and its got either some old man singing some sort of a blues-y spiritual song. The chorus has this like... doot doot n' doot doot n doo. part. There are also churchbells in the song.

if anyone knows what song this is, it would be great.
thanks!
i will stab you

Belonephobia

Ever since I was a kid I've been afraid of needles. Now that I work in a doctor's office, I've gotten a lot better with it. I'm fine with injections and watching people get injections. But the thought of someone sticking a needle in me to take my blood still freaks me out. It's not even the thought of pain that I'm worried about and I know it's stupid, but I get nervous just thinking about it. I haven't been to a family doctor since I was a child because I know they'll need to do routine blood work. Due to some problems I've been having with my body I know it's time for me to go... so I was wondering:
Has anyone gotten over a fear of needles? What did you do?

Do you have any irrational fears?
gregory peck smart is sexy

(no subject)

Another stupid question from yours truly: Can you deposit cash into your checking account at a bank? How about from an ATM? I've always done it from checks.

Do you use Pandora? What's the most unexpected artist/song that's ever come up?
nancydrew

(no subject)

Hi everyone. . .

I'm a huge film buff/geek, and I want to keep track of the movies I see, and write little reviews of them. I like to keep track of how many movies from the AFI's Top 100 and IMDB's Top 250 and things like that I've seen. I was wondering if there was a website that will kind of help me keep track of that. . .I belong to a book site and it has a little form where you can rate the book, write down its tags, and add a little blurb, and also look at books others have read. You even have to have a username and you have a little "bookshelf." I guess what I want would be described as a movie journal? I'm not exactly sure how to describe it further. I guess I could use LJ or even a microsoft word document if all else fails, right? Thanks a lot!
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Mr. Misto

Books!

1. What is your absolute most favoritest book that you would recommend that everyone reads? ( It can be for any age group, if you want you can put an answer for "Children" "Young Adult" "Adult" )





answers:
Child: Where the Wild Things Are
Young Adult ( Older young adult ): The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Adult:  Stranger in a Strange Land
middle east

let's start some more wars

which countries do you consider to be "arab"?

morocco
0(0.0%)
tunisia
0(0.0%)
libya
0(0.0%)
egypt
0(0.0%)
jordan
1(1.7%)
syria
0(0.0%)
lebanon
1(1.7%)
israel
1(1.7%)
saudi arabia
3(5.2%)
yemen
0(0.0%)
oman
0(0.0%)
qatar
0(0.0%)
bahrain
0(0.0%)
the united arab emirates
1(1.7%)
sudan
0(0.0%)

continued

djibouti
0(0.0%)
algeria
0(0.0%)
somalia
0(0.0%)
kuwait
0(0.0%)
iraq
1(2.0%)
iran
0(0.0%)
turkey
0(0.0%)
pakistan
0(0.0%)
afghanistan
0(0.0%)
the palestinian territories
0(0.0%)
mauritania
0(0.0%)
comoros
0(0.0%)
eritrea
0(0.0%)
other
0(0.0%)
Faye

(no subject)

I jog around 8-9KM a week, go to gym once in 2 weeks or so, control my diet by eating more soupy things, less rice, less fried foods(or not at all), less or no gassy drinks like Cola or 7UP, and am trying to regulate my fruit and water intake. In addition to that, I am trying to be a good girl, finish my homework before 12am everynight and going to sleep.

What else is there that I can do to lose weight? I haven't lose any weight yet, in fact, I have never lost a large amount of weight before, so I'll like to do this once and continue without gaining 3436435KGs back! Any other advice? :)

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Do you like to go to stationary shops?

I like to go around sneaking a look at everything, including colourful files, trying out pens, looking at books, touching notebooks, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I'm a geek like that.

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Tell me something random again.

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This is not a question, but I like a boy and I'm going crazy.
Drowning

(no subject)

Does anyone here do Martial Arts?

When I was 12 years old, I took Tae Kwon Do for about a year, and I absoltely loved it. Not only did it keep me in shape but it really did strengthen my confidence. I had to quit because of money and school, but right now I'm really interested in taking something like that up again.

I know there's a ton of different types out there, just want to hear some experiences anyone else has had, or any recomendations. Thanks :)

Astrology anyone?

A friend of mine heard that there are now 13 zodiac signs.  I Googled this (because Google knows all, does it not?) and read something from 1999 about it.  According to the new one, I would be an Aquarius and not a Pices, although my boyfriend says it's the sign you're born under.

So I guess my question to you is have you heard of this?  Yes?  Can you explain it to me some more?  How do you feel?

I don't really care about zodiac stuff, but it's kind of interesting to read about.
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(no subject)

The first time I did something for a friends birthday, we had a surprise birthday and went to Williamstown, a nearby place about 45 minutes away on a ferry. So now, it's my friend's birthday tomorrow. My present to her was that we made an I LOVE CECILY sign, gave it to people, and took a photo of the person with the sign, then I chucked it all together in a slideshow.

But now everyone is like, OMG CATHERINE WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND, NO ONE EVER DOES ANYTHING FOR MY BIRTHDAY. THAT IS SO COOL, AHH LSKDJflkdUOWIEJLKJ ETC ANNOYING HARASSING AT ME.

And I will feel majorly bad if I don't do stuff for everyone else... because I always go all out.

But I need ideas for birthday things! What is big and fun and exciting that people enjoy? Except.. it has to be pretty cheap though, because I'm a pretty cheap person. It's just things that seem loving and stuff.

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1. okay, so there was a guy at a party and at one point fob's 'this aint a scene' song started playing. anyway, he was like, lets have an arms race and we made our arms race around the room. and then i decided that i liked him. i said we needed to have a rematch (because he won) and he wrote me a comment on myspace saying -

Pfffft.. Don't even joke

You are no match for the 'MASTAH ARMS RASAHHH'

I'm level 5 attack +1 defense, you could never dream of beating me

-

what is something witty i can say back?

2. i got two teeth pulled out today..he nearly pulled out the wrong tooth before i realised what he was doing. i was like 'uhhhh!!' and he was like 'it'll be over very soon, don't worry'.. whats the worst dentist experience you've had?

3. does it annoy you that i don't use capitals?
Got Rat

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answer only the ones that apply to you.

1. ever been fired from work?
what was the reason?

2.ever been expelled from school?
what was the reason?

3. ever been excorted out of a club or bar?
what was the reason?
*nidorans*

Dreams

1. What is the best dream you've ever had?

2. Do you dream in color?

3. Have you ever had a 'lucid' dream? (Dreaming and knowing you were dreaming.)

4. Is anyone else here as obsessed with them as I am?
at seven

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OK everybody, my life has been one giant stress ball lately because I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone by signing up for a screenwriting class. I have no ideas, no passion, there's nothing I want to write about! I managed to scrape together some ideas to turn in last week but I'm not nuts about any of them, and also, most of them are too long, because we're supposed to aim for about a 30 page/30 minute movie. I'm tempted to just throw out all my ideas and adapt something, but I don't really have anything in mind and I don't have much time to hunt for one. OK sorry, TL;DR I know.

So my question to you is-- if you've ever read a short story and thought, wow this would make a great movie, what is it? Extra credit if you can link to it. Contemporary is better than, you know, Poe and stuff, but I'll take whatever you've got.
hat

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1. Boys: If your school/place of work held a "spirit month" in which males were not supposed to shave their facial hair for the entire month, would you participate?
Girls: If this meant not shaving your legs/pits, would you participate?

I think our ASB is on crack, nobody is going to do this. Half the guys in school can't even grow facial hair if they wanted to.

2. How do you feel about facial hair, in general?

I think if I were a guy, I'd take enourmous pride in my mustache. Maybe I'd have a goatee.
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Big Love

Words

If there was one quote you could say on your death bed that would be praised as a defining moment in history, what would it be?

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All you jerks that got Seasons today, tell me where I can get one a day early!  :o(

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Has anyone joined the CDNOW preferred buyers club on Amazon? If so, it says you have to buy 2 cd's a year, are these any CD's on cdnow/amazon or are they on a specific list? If there is a specific list, does anyone have any idea of the CD's on the list? (like any 60's or 70's music?) I really want to join but am afraid it's one of those crappy music clubs that are advertised in magazines.
heart

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I have looked on google for the past hour with little to no luck, so I ask you:

1)Do you know any sites that have cute dress patterns?

I have decided that I feel a need to be creative and want to make a little day dress that would go over jeans for tomorrow, I have tons and tons of fabric due to my mom's quilting hobby but I can't find any pattern that isn't dated and/or matronly.

Help?

2) Do you ever feel randomly creative? If so what do you do?
Born American

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This might be a longshot... but I've been looking for a long time. I need a picture that shows a view from a window - any window, as long as the window frame is in the shot.
I found one Collapse ) but I just don't like it. I'd like it to be a nice view of a city/landscape/water...etc.

So...does anyone know where I can find such pictures? :/
GLOMP GLOMP!

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What strange noises wake you up at night?


I happen to live directly next to the local zoo, and now that it is getting warmer again, the animals are starting to get NOISY again.
Right now I can hear the owls and monkies talking amongst themselves. When Spring comes in full force, I know my arch nemesis, the peacock, is going to come back. Not to mention the wolves!
Those jerks are LOUD.
duck

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I remember a while ago, someone asked a question about a young girl with severe disabilities, who's parents got her all this surgery to stop her growth so they could take care of her better.

I'm giving a debate workshop on parental control over children's bodily integrity, and I wanted to use the case as an example, but I can't for the life of me remember her name, so I can't research it any further.

Does anybody know her name/have any more information so I could try and find stuff myself?


Cheers.

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1. I just started reading Anaïs Nin: A Biography by Deirdre Bair. My mother and I are debating how to properly pronounce her name. How do you pronounce it?

My guess is, "Anna-nEes nen (as in rhyming with pen)". Hers is, "Annees nen". Jewel's guess was, "Uh-nie-is nen," right?

2. I have a gift card burning a hole in my wallet and I'm really tired of perusing Amazon.com. What movie should I buy?

For some reason when I actually have money to spend, I can't think of anything that I want. ETA I loathe romantic comedies, but am up for anything else.
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credit

have any of you ever been taken to court by a credit card that you owed money to? i just found out that Discover Card is taking me to court. i was very surprised because i don't even owe them that much. maybe like $1000. however, i havent paid anything on it in at least 5 years, but i can probably afford to pay them like $50-$100 a month if they make me, which they probably will. i was just wondering what happens when they take you to court for something like this, so i know what to expect. thanks
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1. Do you ever just randomly start singing commercial jingles? Even if you haven't seen that particular commercial in awhile?

YES. I was just putting dishes away and I just sang "Activiaaaaa" from that Dannon commercial about the mom who feels irregular and bloated from too much takeout, so her daughter gives her that activia yogurt that is supposed to help your digestive system.
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    bored bored
XTina

"O Rly?"

I saw this userpic a little while ago (no idea whose it was) which was a 2 sec video of a baby with its arm outstretched, and it then brings its hands to its chin in a very humerous, dramatic way, so that the baby looks like he's rubbing his chin in thought. Then the words "O RLY?" appear along the bottom.

I swear I right-clicked and saved the userpic to my computer when I saw it, but I can't find it anywhere on my computer. Does anyone know what I mean, and where I can get it? I'm almost 100% certain it was from someone who posted in this community.

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Yo. Serious help needed here:

OK, not "serious" but, plz to be advizng neway.

There's a breed of cat that is banned in some states, but legal in some other ones, I thought it was an Ocicat, but it's not. Anyway, it's a cat...but it's part wild cat. Yeah.

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can you help me find this story? :)

it's an inspirationalish story that i think a professor is telling to his students and it's all about the things that are important in life. he has a jar and he puts different things in it such as either golf balls or ping pong balls and sand and i think pebbles?

thanks!
tgs

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is there a community that posts current episodes of tv shows? specifically gilmore girls. or if anyone knows where i can watch the last episode (7.16 - will you be my lorelai gilmore), that'd be great too. i've already searched on youtube. thanks!
rainbow

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For the sake of a story I'm writing on a topic I know next to nothing about...

Care to share your experiences/knowledge of heroin use? I'm particularly interested in long-term effects, but anything is good (physical/mental side-effects, etc.). I know I could find information on the internet but I'm after a more first-hand account, I guess.
bjork 2

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TQC, I am a junior-year undergraduate student who still has no idea what she wants to do upon graduation. I need input. Inappropriate suggestions are completely welcome.

Carry on.

Poll #937473 Noooooes...

What should I do after I graduate?

Grad. School/Research
14(20.6%)
Med. School
2(2.9%)
PA Program
0(0.0%)
Mortuary Sciences Program
4(5.9%)
Lab tech. or similar position
1(1.5%)
Work in a coffee shop/book store/etc.
4(5.9%)
Stay home with the cats
16(23.5%)
Other (elaborate via comment)
6(8.8%)

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I work at a shoe store that sells various brands. I'm trying to sign up for one of our vendor's websites {Merrell], but it asks me if I work at a "Merrell Retailer" or a "Merrell Vendor."


I have no idea. Anybody know which it is?
Me--State Fair

you are listening to me talk.

I'm in the market for a hand held audio recorder. You know, like the ones you see high powered executives use. I tend to verbalize my thoughts better then writing them down and I was just wondering if anyone had any good recommendations. I'd like to go digital so as not to mess with the teeny cassettes. I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it, either.

Any suggestions?

Any tips for draining sinuses? I was thinking a real warm cloth on my forehead. Good or not?

Oh, and: what's your favorite Futurama episode?
I don't know if it's my favorite, but my former coworkers and I used to quote Spanish Fry a lot.
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COVER SHOT!

Let's say you're famous and Rolling Stone wants YOU on their cover next issue.  What would it look like?

I would be upside down on a white couch/fouton, wearing pink booty shorts, a black wife beater and classic chuck taylor all stars.  Low tops.
pyramid eyebrows

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1. I was planning on preparing this fruit salsa.  I managed to remember to buy everything EXCEPT the fruit preserves.  Luckily I happen to have a ripe mango sitting in my refrigerator.  Do you think replacing the fruit preserves with a couple tablespoons of mashed mango would taste alright?  The salsa ingredients are:

  • 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced (I'm using Fuji apples)
  • 8 ounces raspberries
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor


2. If you have a middle name, what is it?
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the epitome of class

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how closely should you abide to the 'use by' date on rx meds?

eta:
have you ever been admitted to a psych ward/rehab center/inpatient facility? how was your experience? would you recommend it (well to people who needed it, not just for shits and giggles)?
Sam outside

What's that movie?

Okay I'm having trouble remembering a movie. 

It was out in theatres in the last couple of years. It's about a group of high school kids who decide that the SAT's are unfair and so they break into the school and get the answers...or something like that. I don't think any of them were friends to begin with or anything. 

Does anyone know the name of that movie??

***NEVERMIND!! It's been answered =] Thank you!!

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1) Is there a cover of Hallelujah with all of Leonard Cohen’s verses?

2) If a person was to donate, say, $50 million to a charity, would it be more beneficial (in purely financial terms) to set up some sort of investment with the money with all of the profits going to the charity, rather than to donate the lump sum? If so, what sort of investment might that involve?

Starting treadmill exercise, any help/tips?

I have been out of shape for too long and I plan on doing something about it. An absent-minded but thoughtful family member ordered a treadmill for me but failed to read that it wasn't electronic. That's alright. I've Googled and found that both work just fine.

So since I haven't had any real exercise in probably 2 years, how can I start using this treadmill?
I worked out today for 30 minutes (5 min. walking, 5 min. running, repeating) and I felt like hell afterward. I pushed myself hard and I felt nauseated and dehydrated afterward. I'm a Diabetic so I think my sugar was way down too because I felt like total crap. I took a shower and felt fine afterward. Better than fine, pretty great.

I don't think that I should work out that hard again tomorrow. My boyfriend said I worked too hard and that I'll just drain myself doing that 5 days out of the week and probably give up altogether.

Should I maybe walk/run on the treadmill for 10 minutes everyday? I Googled and didn't find much. I just found out that you shouldn't eat 3-4 hours before working out (I ate 30 minutes before) and that you shouldn't work out more than 12 hours apart from the next session. I was planning on doing 10 minutes 3 times a day but that's not going to work with the 12 hour thing.

So can anyone give me any tips on what my walking and running regimen should be for a manual treadmill, for someone who is out of shape and hasn't exercised in 2 years?
Please don't just tell me to ask my doctor because I don't have health insurance and don't tell me to go to a gym because I can't afford that rightnow.

Thank you for any help that you can provide.