March 27th, 2007

uh oh SPARGETTI-oh's!

basically, I really REALLY need your help everyone!

I have an interview  (I think?) with a modeling agency early this morning. I didn't actually submit for them (wasn't planning on submit to any until the summer...I'm a pefectionist), but they seem to really want to sign me. They got ahold of my info after I tried to submit for a runway show which has now begun casting only through that agency and were very interested.

I have never interviewed for an agency and wasn't planning on it for several months. My "book," while featuring amazing photos, feels very incomplete to me. Some of my best shoots I feel happened recently - meaning I don't have the negatives yet - and I feel the best photographers I've booked are still days/weeks/months away. The agency has okayed me bringing a cd containing a "digital portfolio" along with a glossy photo or 2 from my would-be book. They'll also be taking many shirtless polaroids (eek!).

What should I wear? What should I be prepared for? Any incriminating make-or-break questions I should be on the lookout for? What all should I know about signing with agencies? Pros/cons? Know anyone that signed with an agency? What's going on with them and how do they feel about the "services" provided? If they're to take a cut from any earnings I make through them, what is the biggest percentage that is passable?

Thank you guys sooo much! I'm a little nervous, and just so scared but really looking forward to it!
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In response to the "What's the saddest song?" post, I have a question.

Does anyone have a copy of the song "I Will Wait for You"?

I tried searching on itunes, and it only has jazzy upbeat version, or one that starts out sad but gets upbeat. I want a melancholy version the whole way through. Bonus points if it is the same version from the "Jurassic Bark" episode of Futurama.

Inspired by the 'What's Your Drug' post

Does anyone else not enjoy pot? Not because you're against drugs but because the effects aren't good? I don't smoke a lot, never have, and probably never will but the few times I did it weren't very fun. I became, in this order, overly stupid and giggly, way too aware of my body, and then depressed and introverted. That happened every time I tried it. Sadness.

So am I a freak or does anyone have similar experiences?
shadowy

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1) My parents were having a good little chuckle about how my sister said "I love you" to her boyfriend on the phone. My sister is 22 years old. They said "kids that young don't know love, they haven't experienced enough" (mind you, my parents got married and started popping out kids when they were fresh out of high school). At what age do you think people can honestly say they love someone in a romantic sense?

2) Why is is that people under the age of 25 "don't have a hard life" or "haven't experienced life"? What is the age where someone can be looked upon as a serious adult? Is everything that happens before that age just silly and trivial?
When I was about ten someone said I had never experienced sadness because I was so young, but had decided to say so just a few days after my grandfather (who I lived with) died, and I just couldn't wrap my head around their logic. I think the age differs for every person, but I know perfectly responsible individuals who aren't taken seriously because of their age and I just don't understand it.

3) When someone lives a pampered life from birth, what does a person like that end up doing after high school is over? I have a wealthy area by me and don't know a single kid from there who goes to college or has a job and I keep wondering what they do with themselves.

4) Have you ever felt like a teacher singled you out? Did you tell your parents? Did they believe you? If you were to have a child/niece/nephew/friend's child come up to you and say a teacher was singling them out, would you believe them or not? Why is it that some teachers do this?

5) Last one: Why do people seem to hate police officers so much? My dad is a police officer, and anyone who finds out will usually tell me that my dad is an asshole on a power trip. I've never dealt with an officer that acted like that and I just can't figure out how these people seem to find every asshole cop there is.

Massive Birthday Plans

OK. I want to have a birthday party and invite about 100 people or so...
Any good but general ideas where I could have such an event?

(Im more interested in the general idea...aka: the best idea Ive heard so far is a Pub/Bar).
Christmas'd!

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1. Do you subscribe to any of the CNN podcasts? If so, which ones?
I just subscribed to/am downloading recent episodes of The Gryst. There are a shitton of CNN podcasts, though, and I'm curious as to what others I should subscribe to.

2. What other podcasts do you subscribe to (if any)?
They Might Be Giants

3. What are the last three songs you listened to?
"Bad Day" by R.E.M., "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage" by Panic! At The Disco and "Floods" by Flin Flon
abby genius

Completely Unrelated

1. Have you heard of the band Tuuli?

2. I see lots of people talking about being brainwashed by "conservative parents" when they were young, and then becoming very liberal as they grew up. But it does happen the other way around as well - are any of you more conservative than your parents?

3. Do you think that sometimes having too many choices can lead to confusion, depression and general discontent?

4. Would you prefer to live in the now, where "everything is possible", but not be sure if you could find happiness, or live in the past, where many aspects of your life would be decided for you (class/occupation, place of residence, spouse, etc.), but then be able to find happiness within that, because you don't know what possibilities you're missing?

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Six Feet Under

I just finished watching the Six Feet Under series finale and I am in tears.
What did you think of the finale?

(I'm assuming there will be spoilers in the comments. Obvs don't read if you haven't seen the series. Even if you don't plan on watching it, you eventually will because it is amazing)

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Or, can anyone sendspac me the song playing during the last few minutes of the finale? If I ever need a good cry I can put that on.
Storm
  • veeee

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For those of you with Comcast Digital Cable:

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY does the channel keep changing itself?!?! I'm watching a channel and all of a sudden it will flip itself to some infomercial. The place on the cable box where it says what channel you're watching changes to 'EAS'. It is driving me insane, please help!

P.S. I am not touching the remote when this happens, so I've already ruled out that I could be hitting a button and flipping the channels myself.


Fixed, thanks!!
gocubs

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Does your boss keep your place of work extremely cold? Last week it got above 50 and my boss turned on the air. WTF?!

Do you constantly have to dress like it is winter to go to work even though its 70 outside?
Mr. Misto
  • ascara

Summer movies

1. What do you think is going to be the biggest movie release this spring/summer? 

As far as I can tell the options look like;

Spiderman 3, PoTC 3, Harry Potter 4, Transformers, Shrek 3, Fantastic Four 2 and The Simpsons Movie

2. And which movie do you think will have the biggest opening weekend?


1. I think Pirates will blow everything else out of the water .. ha.. ha

2.  Methinks Spiderman 3 will take that title

groucho

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I need a hair cut....should I get one tonight or wait till Friday??
'cause I know its just gonna keep on growin.....


What the deal with coffee? Why can't I stop?


AND FINALLY ...an iPod question.....(in binary)
101010100010101010101010101010101110101010101010101010101011011001010111010101010?
EDIT: caus you guys REALLY went binary on me:
01110111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01100100 01101111 01100101 01110011 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01101001 01110000 01101111 01100100 00100000 01110011 01110101 01100011 01101011??
shadowy

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A friend of mine just reminded me of this.

In high school a friend and I were walking out of a side door to go grab some lunch when some older woman stopped us on the stairs and started telling us we had such great hair and asked if we planned it (my hair was black with blond underneath, hers was blond with black underneath). She gave us cards and pamphlets and kept telling us we should be hair models and whatnot. After she left we threw out the stuff, we figured it was a scam anyway.

Has anyone ever said you could be a hair/hand/foot/clothes/etc model?

Did they try to 'sell' you some agency?

Do you know anybody who was actually a model?
A friend of mine was a model when she was very young, she modeled for toddler clothes in a couple of magazines and keeps a few copies of them because they're so amusing to look at now.

What about people who just said they were? Any amusing stories?
A girl I knew said she was a model, but whenever she had a 'model pic', it was always in this one kid's house and she was always just prancing around in her underwear, it was strange. But the friend who had been a model when she was little asked her what agency she worked with and the girl didn't answer, she just turned around and ran o.O
clam

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1)I have certain abbreviations and acronyms that are forever burned into my brain as one thing so even if they commonly mean something else I always revert to my first understanding. For instance I use HPV at work to mean high priority violation so when I see it in the context of human papilloma virus, I still think high priority violation. And the message light on my phone says MSG and that makes me think of chinese food. Do you have any abbreviations/acronyms/words where you have been conditioned to know a certain definition?
2)How often do you get paid and on what day of the week?
3)Where did you go on your worst vacation ever?

Tickemaster Internet Presale madness

Ok kids. Yes, Ticketmaster is Evil. Like the fru-its of the dee-vil. That said, anyone here know how the presale works?

There's an Internet Presale for 24 hours before the tix go on sale to general public (the general public, not the band). How do I participate? Ticketmaster just says that for the presale you need a password, typically provided as part of a promotion, like via the record company or a radio station. And that ticketmaster itself won't know the password if you ask them. But then "those in the know" (people that have done this before) claim that you just have to sign up with Ticketmaster to receive the password. And indeed there is an "Internet Presale" newsletter/sign up thing that you can join. Which I did the other day. Of course, I have not received any email at all of any sort. The Internet Presale starts in 2 days.

ALSO. I have heard that the presale is a joke and you can get better tickets during the regular sale or heck, if you wait till closer to the concert date. Anyone agree with that?
Give a dog a home

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Do you try to be a good person? In what ways?


Is there anyone who lives in the Southern Hemisphere here? Is it weird that Christmas is the middle of summer for you, when all the cliches are that Christmas = winter?


Do you think ugly people know they are ugly?


Do you think those incredibly obese people know that they are obese? Why don't they do something about it?
[lost] Goodbye lost

Welfare

Is a person who gets SSI checks for themself and their child considered being on welfare? The only source of income is the SSI checks, and since they do not work, their only child is on CHIPs. No other state or federal assistance is being taken advantage of. All bills are paid for in a timely manner, the child is well taken care of with clean clothes and food to eat. Would you look down on someone like that? 
The Dude Abides

Random ?'s

1) Did anyone watch 24 last night? Was the guy with the developed mentally challenged brother Brian Krakow (I don't know his real name) from My So Called Life?

2) Have you ever been to a wedding where when the time came for: "does anyone have an objection, let him speak now or forever hold his peace."

Somebody made a vocal objection to it? Have you ever wanted to be the person that had an objection?
M&M

Where your morals/ethics lie

You're the track switch operator of a train station. A train is approaching, and you notice that there are 5 people tied to its track. There's not enough time for you to go untie them, but you can flip the switch so the train goes on another track. There is 1 person tied to the track you switch the train to. Again, there is not enough time for you to untie the person.

Would you flip the switch?
I'm not looking for someone to completely change the senario so that all 6 people are saved...
i say, old bean

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just some random questions..

1. do you still play pranks on april fools day?
1a. if not, what was the last one you did?

2. favorite conspiracy theory?

3. when reading this article - http://www.michigandaily.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=d4a272fc-35e0-4670-b219-ead4b17f7f00
why the hell did they let her sit there and masturbate for a half hour?
3a.why are they throwing away two couches.

4. whats your favorite news story today?

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Help!!
I need some ideas for honeymoons that cost $1,200 or under. (Just for the hotel and plane tickets).
My fiance had originally planned Florida for us, but I have no interest in going there. Florida doesn't seem like a honeymoon type place to me.
We have $1,200 that we can spend on our tickets and hotel. And we have plenty of spending money.
Any ideas?

**edit** I should have made it clearer, I don't want to go to any area of Florida. Oh, and we are already going to Vegas to get married, so we don't want to go there again.

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1. Have any of you seen some sort of parody of Rocky the movie where there are 2 people boxing and one of the people says "Cut Me" and they trim his bangs because his bangs are too long and in his face? What is that from!!?? I cannot think of it for the life of me.

2. How much do you abide by the "Friends don't let friends drive drunk". I realize that I should probably stand up to my drunk friends more and tell them not to drive ...because lately they've been driving home and then the next day they say that they probably shouldn't have drove. Are you the type to let them drive home if they say they are ok to drive??? Or do you push for them to get a ride/taxi/give them a ride yourself?

3. How would you pursue someone you're interested in but don't have a lot of contact with?? As in you see them everyone once in a great while. Or, what steps do you take to move a relationship from chatting when you run into one another to actually hanging out? Are you pretty casual about asking to hang out sometime?? Do you invite them on a group outing?

From The Sole

a) do you consider feet sexy?
b) ever done anything kinky with feet (yours or someone elses)
c) best toe nail polish color?
d) best kinds of shoe to show off a foot?
e) post a pic of your or someone's sexy foot (not required)
Mitty box

Since it seems to be morals day...

Remember the movie Indecent Proposal?

If someone offered you 1,000,000$ to sleep with your SO no strings attached, and your SO would be willing to, would you be ok with it?

Would your answer change if the person offering the money was famous? Handsome? Your arch nemesis?


My husband and I were talking about this the other night. We decided we'd be ok with it. We trust each other, we have a strong relationship, and we could really use a million dollars, lol. (Oh, and the only person he could come up with that he hated was Paul Schaeffer from Letterman, haha.)
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nancydrew

owww

So my right ear is completely plugged up. . .so annoying. It hurts really bad, too. I was given Actifed, which is an antihistimine. I took it about 2 hours ago. Can I take an Ibuprofen for the pain, or is it a bad idea to take it on top of the Actifed?

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March Hare: If you don't care for tea, you could at least make polite conversation!
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Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people.
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can't help that. Most everyone's mad here.
[Laughs maniacally; starts to disappear]
Cheshire Cat: You may have noticed that I'm not all there myself.
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Alice: It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change.
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Alice: Well, when one's lost, I suppose it's good advice to stay where you are until someone finds you. But who'd ever think to look for me here?
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March Hare: Ah, that's just it. If you don't think, then you shouldn't talk.
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Alice: I'm afraid I can't explain myself, you see, because I'm not myself, you know.
Caterpillar: I do not know.
Alice: I can't put it any more clearly, sir, because it isn't clear to me.
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as of late, quotes from disney's alice in wonderland have been somewhat fitting to my life...
i'm curious - what quotes or lyrics have been fitting to your life?
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Musical.

1- "Sweet dreams are made of these." - What are "these"?
2- "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that." - What is "that"?
3- "But it's not quite paradise." - What WOULD make it paradise?
4- "When I think about you, I touch myself." - Who is "you"?


Use your imagination, not actual answers found in the songs. :>

((Songs are:
Sweet Dreams-Eurythmics
I would do anything for love (but I won't do that) - Meatloaf [so hard to figure that one out!]
Not Quite Paradise - Bliss
I Touch Myself - Blondie Everyone BUT Blondie, apparently! D:

Just in case anyone's interested. :P))
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Two and a Half Queries

1. I am probably on the near verge of breaking up with my girlfriend. Effectively, her family hates me, her mother does not think I am right for her, and since my girlfriend is tethered to her mother by the invisible umbilical cord of doom, it spells doom for us. She will not step up on my behalf and if I were to do it, her mom would make her life a living hell.

I do love her, and I probably always will, but our life plans are just totally different now. I want to be married in the next two or three years, she is looking at 4-5. I have to be free to move wherever my career takes me, she wants to stay in her hometown. We're now faced with a long distance relationship for those 2-5 years because she is going to school six hours away (her hometown, not mine, so summer returns don't happen).

Have you ever been in a situation like this? Would you tell me your story?

2. Do you believe that the "one person for every other one person" thing is not entirely true? What is your theory of relationships?
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3. Forwarded from someone else's sad song post, have you ever found yourself suddenly dealing with (in the therapy sense of the term) something from your past through a very odd circumstance, such as hearing a particular song for the first time, or watching a movie, or eating at McDonalds and trying a different burger?
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1. Why do people say "I'm ready to be married" when they are not in a relationship? Does who they marry not matter to those sort of people?

2. Those of you who never ask questions here, why not? Are you afraid we are going to e-rape you?

3. If you are a single person who works 40+ hours a week, how do you keep yourself motived to clean house and cook food and all those sorts of things?

4. Should I eat the Cup of Noodles I brought for lunch or should I go out for a sandwich? It's warm out today, if that makes a difference.
kiv dancin.
  • behka

a spark of glory, or none at all?

a hypothetical.

let's say you get instantly famous for something. anything* you like, really. let's say you run away from your wedding and pretend you were kidnapped. or maybe you have a big one hit wonder single. or maybe you had a really funny line in a commercial. anything, but whatever it is, people will come up to you in the street for the rest of your life, almost everywhere you go, and say, 'hey, you're from that....!!'

through whatever misfortune you don't get rich from it, and you can't use this to get anything other than small advantages in life. you could probably get into a big club on a saturday night, or someone might let you have their seat on the bus. little enough, but becuase of your status you do get a bit of special attention - good AND bad.

would you rather be extremely well known for the rest of your life for one thing or would you rather live a normal life with nothing of huge note?

if you pick your one thing to be famous for - what is it?

*CLARIFICATION: no saving the world, that's no fun! it has to be something frivolous to the rest of the world, like in my examples. so no bringing peace to war torn africa or curing herpes. silly answers encouraged, but not necessary.
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shadowy

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Inspired by another post.

Have you ever had to pee in the middle of sex?

Have you ever needed to take care of any other bodily functions during sex?
My boyfriend farted the other day during sex, I couldn't stop laughing for a good ten minutes about it.
birds building

condom question

When you're done having sex and the man has orgasmed, what do you do with the condom? Do you tie it in a knot? Just throw it in the trash? Fill it with water and fling spoo everywhere with water balloons?
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Totally related to my last post.

I need to write a 4 page personal narrative about an issue I feel strongly about, and I have to relate it to personal experience. I was trying to write about the importance of spaying and neutering pets but I cannot come up with nearly enough personal experience.

The only issue that feel strongly about and have enough personal experience with to write 4 pages about is HIV/AIDS (specifically the importance of education). I'm hesitant to write about this because we have to edit each others papers. My personal experience would be growing up with my mother who was HIV+ (eventually it turned into AIDS) and the effect it had on my whole family. I remember when I was little my aunt completely cut off contact with us when she found out about my mother. She was terrified of her. I don't want the people in my class to have the same reaction, it's not that I'm close with any of them, but I don't want them to treat me any differently.

Is this an understandable/realistic concern?

The paper is due at 6 PM tonight and I don't know what I should do. At this point I'm considering skipping class. It's only a 10 week course so this probably wouldn't be the best idea.

What would you do?

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Here's a question... If I want to transfer files from my desktop computer to my laptop, what cord would I need to purchase to do so? I know it's possible, but I don't know how to go about it.

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Say you were to keep a couple DVDs from Blockbuster a day longer than their due date {including the "no late fees" grace period} and upon returning them, you were informed that the credit card on your account is being charged the full retail price for those DVDs. Would you ask to have them back, seeing as you were charged for "keeping" them?
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The Dude Abides

On the road ?'s

1) If you were to have a road named after you what would you want it to be (Avenue, Road, Street, Turnpike, etc)?

2) What do you call the traffic calming object on the road between the two cars closest together in this picture? Where are you from?

3) Do you have any street signs in your house?

4) What's the strangest sign you've ever seen. (Pictures are a plus, but if not a description is fine)
goofy cat

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Do you or have you ever paid child support? Had/have an SO that paid?
Do you/did you think the amount was fair or too high?

Do you receive child support? Do you think its a fair amount? If you think its too low, how much should it increase?
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  • omuse

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In about half an hour I have to go talk to my TA about why I've been missing classes and not turning in assignments. I also have to tell him that I have no idea what I"m going to do about my term paper. The reason for all of this is I've been going through a pretty bad period of depression lately, due to my psychiatrist changing my medication, and just getting out of bed has been a struggle, let alone doing homework. How do I best explain this so I don't sound like I'm whining or making pathetic excuses?
Give a dog a home

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Is your journal friends-only? Why or why not?
Yes. I once had personal information from my (stupidly) public entries sent to a person I was interviewing with for a job. It was humiliating. 

Do you think people having "Friends only, comment to be added" journals are lame? 
Obviously not, since I am one of them.

For those of you WITH "FO, comment plz" journals, do you add people who add you WITHOUT commenting? 
Almost never, unless I REALLY like their profile.

Why is it so hard to leave a comment asking someone if you can friend them?

Beats the fuck out of me.
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How hard do you work at work and for how long?

I work a good solid 4 hours a day, and then taper off in the afternoon.

Do you deal with death at your job at all?
I just had to learn about Indiana survivorship claims, it seems so morbid and yet it's pretty numbing at the same time.
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  • __ria

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what was that *ONE* thing, moment, occurence that made you realize that you loved him/her?

what's something you want to accomplish that not a lot of people know about?

are your parents married, seperated, divorced? if they're still married, how long have they been married for?

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I am watching Maury, not something I normally do, but my BF likes it so...here I am with questions.

1.Could a DNA secret destroy your family?

2.Is it horrible not to know who your baby daddy is?

Non Maury question:

If you believe in God, or a higher power, why do you think bad things happen?

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Attention, grammarians!

Which is correct, "being that" or "seeing as"? (As in, "____ ____ grammar is not my forte, I'll ask TQC" :)

For what's it worth, I've always used "seeing as," and "being that" doesn't seem to make sense to me.

ETA: I know there are other, probably more logical, words or phrases you can say in place of these ones, but that's not what I'm asking. :)


I think this has been fully answered now; thanks for your input, guys :)
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Death.

1- Have you ever envisioned your own death? What was that like?
2- Best way to die? Worst?
3- If every time you made a friend, they were murdered or died in some other way within months of you befriending them, would you stop trying to make friends, to stop the deaths of innocents? Would you try to befriend people who NEED to die?
4- Does talking/thinking about death bother you? If so, I'm sorry.

Mine:
1- In just about any way it's possible for a person to die. It makes me feel better. MORBID, hello!
2- Best:Quick and painless, and MEMORABLE! Worst:Slow, painful... Or drowning. Waugh.
3- I'd make friends with world leaders who don't do good for the world. That'd learn em.
4- Obviously not. :P
archer / pam.
  • radley

Completely random.

01. Is there a sound that really annoys/disgusts you for some reason?

02. What song are you embarrassed to know all the words to?

03. Last movie that made you cry?

01. When my dog finishes a treat, he'll sit there and lick the carpet and it is the absolutely most disgusting sound on the planet. It makes me cringe and gag a bit. Surely, there are sounds that make other people overreact completely, right? Right?

02. It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Celine Dion. FOR SHAME!

03. Pursuit of Happyness.
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Is anyone else having gmail problems?

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i need to shrink five pairs of cotton panties because i bought the wrong size. i looked up some information on shrinking clothing and i have decided to try this at home with a very hot wash and a very hot dryer cycle.

i don't want to overshrink them, though. i don't even know if that's possible really, but is there a certain length of time or something that i should dry them so that they don't overshrink? they're all medium and i probably should have bought small.

Jizz and all that jazz.

 This question reminded me. If you don't use a condom or the pull-out method and everything is au natural, does the spooge magically disappear or does it come oozing out of you/your girl? For how long does it ooze? Do/does you/your girl have any methods of clean-up that you'd like to share? EDIT: Do you have a designated towel that you use? 

EDIT 2: In other predicaments - spit or swallow?
Edgeworth
  • cieran

New Management....Take Two!

This goes out to all those video game people in the community. Take-Two Interactive(which owns Rockstar Games) has had a string of scandals lately including: GTA: San Andreas Hot Coffee, falsifying stock reports, and the Ceo and founder of the company being forced out. Despite all those setbacks, the games are critically acclaimed(especially Rockstar's games and the sports titles of Visual Concepts). Now...there will be new management set into place if the company isnt sold to someone else(like EA). What's your take on the future of Take-Two? Will it still be the same...or will it be more....parent-friendly? Will the games still be good as they are now? Or more run of the mill like with most of EA's titles?
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A bunch of stuff

After brushing my teeth this morning I decided that I love vanilla mint toothpaste. So TQC-ers:

1) What is your favorite flavor/brand of toothpaste? 
2) What is your least favorite?
3) Do you use mouthwash too? 
3a) Floss?
4) Do you think it's odd that I only have friends that have nice teeth and if you're a gross toothed/ bad breathed person I tend to avoid you?

and completely unrelated but I need your opinions/advice/help
5) I have a pro-choice debate for my political science class and I was elected the researcher because I was absent and being a researcher sucks. Are there any decent sites out there that I can gather information from? Can you provide links to your favorite sites (if you have one)? 

PS, I'm not asking you to do the assignment, I just want to know your fav pro-choice links andddd I'm not trying to spark a debate here, I just want a site that gives me decent information without a bunch of crap.

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1. Do you think it's strange to eat peach sauce by itself?
No, that is how I eat it. Everyone always says it's meant to be used as a topping. Sometimes I use it on ice cream or pancakes, but most of the time I eat it plain.

2. How bad would missing 1 day of a once a week, 10 week course be?
I hope not too bad.
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1.How do you feel about absurdist theatre?

2. Do you have a favorite absurdist playwright?

3. Have you read/seen The Lesson by Ianesco? What was your opinion of it?
yoinked from a comment in bad_sex

life after study

So the idea behind doing a university degree is that you work in the field you stuy/have studied. 

If you have previously studied - are you working that area? and if you are currently studying, is that the field you want to work in?

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I just started reading The Lovely Bones and I am very disturbed, I had a lot of nightmares about it last night and I don't know if I want to keep reading.

do books every freak you out or just fuck with your head? what are the names of the books?
Hurry up and look back

(no subject)

What's the most fucked up or annoying thing that you've seen someone do to an animal? Have you ever spoken up about it?

i was out and about today and came across these girls who had dressed up their dogs. I guess it's alright to put something on your pet if they are very cold, but these girls had put weird looking shoes on their dogs.

both dogs hated the shoes, they didn't even know how to walk properly in the, they kept slipping and trying to sit down and bite them off. They shoes didn't even look like they were put on right, they had velcro straps and as the dogs attempted to walk or bite them off caused the shoes to be scrunched and go in opposite directions than their feet. Thetwo girls laughed and giggled at their poor dogs attempt to take the stupid things off

Maybe it's wrong to judge, but it seriously bothers me when people treat their animals like toys. They are living creatures that deserve a little bit of respect and tenderness, especially from their own caregivers. They are not little objects to dress up and play with. I had the urge to kick both girls in the stomach and am annoyed at myself for not having said anything.
moon

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1. There are a couple of girls standing out in the quad with two large, plastic balls. They look kind of bouncy. What do you think they plan on doing with them?

2. What would you think if you saw someone sitting by themself on a nice sunny day with a book when everyone else outside is playing frisbee/basketball/soccer/baseball/standing around with plastic balls/sunbathing?

3. If you were with some friends at a park playing frisbee/basketball/soccer/baseball/standing around with plastic balls/skateboarding and some stranger came up and asked to join you, what would your reaction be?

4. What enjoyable things can you do outside by yourself?
dog

check what?

Poll #955147 what engine?!

i don't notice anything weird with my car but the check engine light is on. i take it in to get looked at...

right away
11(20.4%)
within 1-2 days
10(18.5%)
within a week
11(20.4%)
within a month
9(16.7%)
whenever the car starts to fall apart
13(24.1%)

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how do you say empire, as in empire waisted clothing.
a. like empire state building
b. ahhm-peer


edit: why im asking,

I watch what not to wear often, and they say b, i was watching 10 yrs younger today, and the stylist there said a. I say a, and never heard b until what not to wear, so i was wondering how common it was :)
Snoopy Enterprise

Grill me

Since it was finally above 65 degrees today, I busted out the grill for the first time this season and cooked me some hamburgers and white hots.

What is your favorite thing to cook on your grill?
lead me

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Anybody here ever work for Volunteers of America (or any organization like that)? Comments and thoughts, please? I have an opportunity to work with summer camp kids, but I dunno.


While I'm at it, creative non-retail ways to make a little extra money over the summer? I'm not really in a position to add extra hours at work, I don't do phones, and I'm currently selling all my textbooks online. I live on the outskirts of a relatively small town.

(no subject)

Do you own a Sony Mylo? Is it worth the purchase for a long term vacation in which you can't bring a computer but have wifi?

Is there something similarly priced that has the same capabilities (full web capabilities, mp3 player, and full keyboard) but maybe has AIM messenger instead of Yahoo?

(no subject)

is there any way to see all your entries that you've posted in a community? Like, if I wanted to see all the entries I posted in 2_lines, is there a way besides wading through all 2_lines' entries? 'Cause they have about a hundred a day, I'd think, if not more.
puzzle

(no subject)

Is it excessive to have 4, 150+ photos (2.11G) taken in 5 years?

My husband just told me that in the 5 years we have had the digital cameras, we have taken that many photos and he thinks it is excessive. I disagreed, so he told me to ask all of you. LOL NOt sure what he was thinking.
iJohnny

American Idol

OK, I can't stand it anymore! I need to know if I am the only one who is so far beyond sick of this stupid "joke" that I am about ready to kill my TV. Or well...ponder how to painfully torture the idiot who thought this was funny to begin with. Why is it funny to subject America to this idiot any longer????


Sanjaya is still on Americamn Idol because of that stupid website.


FUNNY OR NOT FUNNY????




Discuss.
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Knitting needles and traveling

Has anyone traveled with knitting needles lately? Specifically metal circular ones? 

I am really hoping I can take these on the plane with me because I am going to be on a 15 hour flight, but I don't want to risk it because I don't what my needles taken away mostly because it will screw up my project. The TWA website kind of lead me to believe that it was left up to the screener's discretion.

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Do you think it's strange for an adult to have a dollhouse and construct miniature furniture and accessories (assuming they do this for themselves, not because it's something their kid wants to do)?

Do they sell strawberry Fanta where you live?

What do you think is the best movie you've seen in the last 6 months? I'm looking for something different and interesting to watch.
penguin - dare to be different

Happy

I just aced my huge advanced experimental psychology test and found out that I'm moving two floors down next year [in my dorm] and still have a huge corner room!


What made your day?
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The Dude Abides

Grocery ?

You come home and your pantry and refrigerator are completely empty. There's an envelope on your table with $200 (or its equivalent in the part of the world you live in) cash money.

What groceries would you go buy?

(no subject)

Does anyone have any of the websites where you can make your own ipod/music player for your myspace?
I want to create my own playlists and/or have more song selections.

Thanks!
at seven

let's talk about theses

Sorry if you just saw me post the wrong entry in here. Oh well, it happens. Here's some real questions for you then:

1. Did you write a thesis in college and/or grad school? What was it about?
2. How was it a useful experience? How was it not?
3. Should I write a thesis in college, even if I don't need it to graduate, but could just take a regular class instead?

and rashes
4. Hay Dr. Eljay, could an adverse reaction to antibiotics I took for 5 days then quit taking 3 days ago be causing a mild rash on my arms and legs that just showed up today? I also had stomach trouble, etc., so I know my body didn't like them. I was taking the meds for a really bad cold with an ear infection and phlegmy cough, and I'm still coughing but otherwise all better-- could the rash have something to do with my original illness instead?
Cuttlefish!

weird and potentially creepy question

...but bear with me.

How big around is the average eight-year-old girl's wrist?

Brief backstory: Made a bracelet for a friend of mine, his neighbor's daughter loves it and I'd like to make her a similar one, but I have no idea how long it should be.

(I know, I know, but I have no idea where else to ask this!)
gocubs

(no subject)

Do you ever sit around and wonder what your favorite celebs are doing at that EXACT second? I know I do.

I was just looking at pictures of Zach Quinto wondering what he was thinking while he was posing so sexy for his photoshoot.
splinter

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I have an anthropology test tomorrow at 8AM that I just started studying for about one hour ago. Knowing that my teacher drops the lowest test score, should I continue studying for another hour or two and take the test, stop studying and take the test anyway, or just not show up and have that count as my lowest score? It's basically a multiple choice exam with a few short answers.

Keeping in mind, of course, that I feel like crap right now and I haven't stopped intermittently crying for the last four hours, and that I have an A in the class so far.

I'm leaning towards the second option, because I'm really tired and would like to go to sleep soon, but I am also really indecisive and have a tendency to procrastinate and so...I ask you guys. What do you think?
catterfly

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1. Have you read anything by Joe Hill or Owen King? What did you think?

2a. A while ago a friend and I exchanged books. We are not on the best of terms now. To show my gratitude for the loan I was planning to give him a mix CD. I asked when he'd like his book back and he said to keep it as he has two copies. Should I give him the CD anyway? If not, what else could I do?

b. Are mix CDs only for people you are crushing on (as my other friend put it) or do you swap them with friends?
[dance] pink side to side

Nu ma, numa, numa iei.

1- Assuming you listen to music that isn't English, what other languages do you listen to?
2- Do you actually speak the languages that are sung?
3- Aside from O-Zone (quoted in my subject!) are there any other um, interesting Romanian groups you could suggest to me? For an Easter present to one of my sisters who tells people she's a Romanian gypsy. >_>;
duck

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Hey everyone, I was wondering if you all can help me find an appropriate quote.

On Friday, I have a end-of-session dinner for a committee I'm on. I'll be on the same committee next year, but not all twelve will be. We have to make a speech/speechish thing at the dinner, and I wanted to read an exerpt from Shakespeare (or someone else, but Shakespeare's preferable) . Unfortunatly, I can't find one I think will work...

I'm looking for a part that says somethings along the lines of 'things change, and this is a good change, but we still remember what came before'... or anything like that.

Can anyone help?

Thanks!
shadowy

(no subject)

What is the most drastic thing you've ever done to cheer yourself/some else up?

Can playing Guitar Hero really make me a guitar god?

What is something you've been doing more so than usual lately?

If someone were to offer you every season of ONE television show, which one would you pick?
brain

TQC, help a girl out...

I have a sort of game going with a friend, where each day we set new challenges for the other to complete. For example, today I have to organise a paper aeroplane contest, and tomorrow I have to write "surreal" notes and leave them in people's bags. 

But I suck - I can't come up with anything new for him. So, what would you suggest I challenge him to do?
death from above!

I'm being nosy

1.  What's your job? (If you have more than one, which do you consider your main job?)
2.  Did you go to school for it?
3.  Do you like it?
4.  What's your favorite/least favorite part of your job?
5.  Is where you are now where you wanted to be ten years ago?

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stores you hate and marshmallows

1. Are there any stores that you dislike every time you are in them, but for some reason you go back thinking it will be different?
Yes. Whole Foods. Every time I go in there I hate it. The majority of the employees are not very helpful and they usually don't have what I'm looking for, and if they do I can't find it so it doesn't matter anyway. I usually hate the stuff I do end up buying there. Plus the majority of the people shopping there look like they need a god kick in the face.

2. What store could I find vegan marshmallows in?
Whole Foods did not have them, and they didn't have agar agar so I can't make them =[ I would really rather not have to order them online.
years go by

Old-fashioned comics

Where can I find websites that have lots of old-fashioned, comic-book style pictures like this one?



I am also specifically looking for a picture similar to this one. It's fairly well known, is of a blonde woman crying with her face turned downwards, and is in a style almost exactly like the one above.

One more thing: I'm also looking for old-fashioned drawings of women in typical 50's/60's housewife settings, with big cheesy smiles on their faces and dishpans or brooms in their hands and such. Ever seen the "girls poop!" icon on LJ with the beaming cartoon of the woman? Things like that. Do you have any? Can you post them?

All of this is for satirical purposes, if you're wondering. Thank you!

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A question for those of you who have no answer to any of that: What's your favorite flavor of Vitamin Water? Mine is Multi-V (lemonade).
clam

(no subject)

1)Did you ever have one of those blow up punching bag things when you were a kid? The kind with the sand in the bottom and you'd knock if over and it would pop back up. Do you ever wish for one of those on certain days so you could beat the fuck out of it?
2)How many letters of the alphabet can you say in one burp?
3)What was your favorite thing to eat from your school cafeteria?
eye

(no subject)

After how long is it acceptable to start charging roommate's boyfriend for water and electricity?
He's been here 6 months.  He's had a job for the past week.  I feel he can afford it now...

(no subject)

ok, hopefully someone here knows this.

i'm going to the apple store this week to buy a macbook. i want it with extra RAM already installed. can i get this at the store or are extra configurations like this only done through the online store?

(no subject)

My roommate is driving me up the wall, TQC! She leaves the gross papers from paper training her chihuahua on the kitchen and living room floors, screams at her dog at 7am (coincidentally when I, Queen Pregnant, am just starting to get some good sleep), randomly eats our food, and leaves for 3+ days without bothering to feed her cats, change the litter box, or you know, warn us that the cats are going to be trying to eat off our plates while she's gone.

Today she brought her boyfriend here, who has leered at my chest (this is a 40+ year old dude, and I'm barely scraping 21), peed all around the toilet, and locked his huge dog in a kennel and left for 3 hours while the dog whined and cried the whole time. Tomorrow they're going on vacation and I fear that they think we're going to babysit both dogs while they're out of town. I'm kenneling the sons of bitches should that situation arise.

tl;dr version: my roommate is irritating and her boyfriend is creepy.

What kind of revenge techniques should I execute when they return?

edit: I can't really move right now, and I don't really plan on doing anything. I'm really looking for funny stuff I could fantasize about doing but not really do for fear of a law suit.
Whore

(no subject)

Logistically speaking, how should one go about having sex in a dorm elevator? My boyfriend and I decided its hot and we want to do it, but we have no idea how to go about it...is there something specific I should wear like a miniskirt? Should we just ride up and down in it or try to jam it and hope an alarm doesnt go off? Positions?

You all rock.
trees

pleasepleaseplease

whats the name of this actor.

black guy, tap dances, also an actor. he was in a movie where him and this other dancer? are in a school in france or something? and they want to escape?

so vague. sorry. anyone know who the hell im talking about?? its driving me crazy!
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Spanish

1. How do you pronounce "jueces" and "guerra" in Spanish?

I'm trying to declare war on my friend in Spanish...

So this post isn't useless, I suppose...
2. What language(s) have you taken?
3. Did you do well? What level did you complete?
4. Do you remember what you learned?

Me:
2. French, Spanish
3. French - Completed Novice II in Middle School with A+'s both years. Spanish - Currently in Intermediate I. A+ in Novice I and II and I'm getting a B+? I think.
4. French - not really, only really basic stuff and random words. Spanish - Yes! So far so good.
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wtf

What is the ONE thing that happens to you EVERY SINGLE TIME you're doing something? For example, every time you sit down to dinner, the phone rings and it's a telemarketer. This happens no matter what the time of day it is.




Every single time I'm sitting on my bed, eating food and watching a TV-DVD, I get a text. It doesn't matter what time of the day it is, it happens anyway. Tonight, I had JUST swallowed the last bite of my dinner and, presto! Text!
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