April 15th, 2007
WHAT DO YOU KNOW...WHAT?
For people who are deaf (and have been for most of their lives): do you hear in your dreams?
For everyone: do you suppose a person who doesn't hear in every day life hears things in dreams?
i say there is a huge massacre, and basically all the major character dies. and then naked dumbledore appears at the end. (yeah; i just watched potter puppet pals~*~)
yo, it's your hit. are you going to take it?
And yes, I googled. It didn't help.
Edit: Blame my lack of sleep for the typo earlier.
If so, have you had it more than once or know someone of good health who has?
I had it like 4 months ago and the same area on my back is itching again. I'm paranoid that it's back but doesn't sound likely. I don't know anyone IRL whose had it even once, let alone twice.
Is anyone else sitting around hitting refresh on their friend's page or doing something equally dumb instead of going to sleep?
only applies if you're in a timezone where it'd be appropriate to be sleeping right now. it's 2:32 here.
Hitting, and any kind of abuse, that's a given. But honestly, I have an aunt who has two girls, one who's 7 and 4, and this woman is borderline anorexic, isn't even attractive, and very gaunt looking. This is a woman who literally drives herself absolutely nuts with working out, eating healthy (I haven't seen this woman eat any more than celery sticks, and I've been out to dinner with this woman plenty of times). You walk into her house and you find EVERYTHING low fat, which isn't terrible, but she does it to excess. How does she teach her kids? "NO 1% milk, you can't have that! I don't want you gaining weight" (to her daughter, when she was 2). And so on... At age 7 and 4 these girls are already asking me if I think they're fat, and they have "carbohydrates," "calories," "cholesterol," "obesity" "skim", ETC in their vocabulary. I'm just waiting for these girls to get a little older and discover candy. And then when they're 13, when this woman actually has to deal with the "OMGZ!! THEY HIT THE AGE WHERE THEY MIGHT GAIN WEIGHT!! I MUST SEND THEM TO FAT CAMP!!"
I went in today to find out my schedule for this coming week to find out I have been removed from the schedule completely. It's like they fired me a week before I was going to quit. No one bothered to tell me, and I was sorta counting on having a paycheck from them for another week. It's not really a huge deal, I can probably call up my new employers and tell them I can start earlier than expected, but something about this really ticks me off. It seems like an extraordinarily bad way to treat someone who worked for you for over a year.
Should I go in tomorrow and ask what happened, and let them know I was hurt by it?
Have you ever had a similar situation happen to you?
can anyone point me to some "escape" games like The Crimson/Viridian Room?
Google is only giving me dead ends...
Thanks in advance!
2)Who moved my cheese?
3)Do you ever watch Saturday morning cartoons anymore like on the major networks? Which network has the best cartoons? I think all the cartoons are just beyond terrible.
Since that was a stupid question:
How would you moo like a chicken?
I have a blown knee and a ruptured disk in my back. I'm in constant pain. It sucks. I was up all night last night because of the pain in my knee. I took more pain pills than what I'm sposed to, and it still felt like someone took a sledge hammer to my knee...
That being said...
I've got roughly 3 weeks of school left this semester. I thought about picking up a part time job to make things easier, but with how bad I hurt, I've contemplated pressing the issue of replacing my left knee with my doctor and possibly (depending on how fast I heal from that) having surgery to fix the problem with my lower back. The doc wants to wait because I'm so young (22) but I can't take it anymore.
Sure it would be great to have the extra cash, but it would also be great not to be in so much pain. Theoretically, if it takes care of the pain, I can lower or even get off the dosage of pain meds I'm on. At the rate I'm going now, I'm afraid my liver will be shot by the time I'm 40.
So...what would you do? Get a summer job or get your body fixed?
The husband says he doesn't care what I do, as long as I'm sure it is what I want. I'm just a little weary because I've heard some things about doing a knee replacement at such a young age, but at this point I don't care if I eventually become an amputee, the pain is that bad.
He is my best friend.
I am very creative and love doing art projects and making things, but I am at a loss as to what to get or make him for a graduation present.
Any ideas??? He is going to college for Art.
Monday - Yoga
Wed - Ballet
Saturday Belly dancing!
So now my next question for you is:
Anyone recomment a good place to buy dance stuff on line that will fit a "womanly" figure? If I get a little skirt to "hide" not so fun parts of my figure - how long should it be? Also for those of you out there who did take ballet - why do you have to wear all this skin type stuff? Why cant i just wear like leggings and such?
How do you fit Ballet and tap shoes - just like regular shoes? I plan to go to a place in town but I just wanted "to know". And lastly - what is up with those "jazz" type gym shoes? Do people really wear them? And are they a good over all shoe?
Lastly - what are yoga shoes? do you recommend them? are they worth it? or should I do something else?
Sorry for all the questions! Thanks! Nan
For those of you who watched Saturday Night Live last night, what song was played throughout the Digital Short? (The skit where they kept shooting each other and every time a shot was fired, said song would come on?) Lots of thanks for anyone who can tell me!~
(I live in MA in the US)
Denny's or IHOP?
I am really hungry...
I've been wanting to try it because I usually hate foundation because no matter what I've tried it either feels thick or causes me to break out the next day. I'm thinking the aerosol would be light enough that it won't be an issue. Am I correct?
Does anybody with sensitive, breakout-prone skin have any suggestions for me?
2- What are you waiting for?
3- Thing nearest to you, which is the colour green?
4- Where are you usually when you come up with questions for this place?
5- Where are you generally your most thoughtful overall?
1- Just waking up. Need to get my brain moving, before I start cleaning, or I know I'll forget something. Bleh.
2- A girl to bring over our new kitty!
3- My frog and flower piggy bank thing.
4- Work! Though I am not there now. :)
5- The bathroom, usually the shower. I think this is common, but I wanna check. ;)
I contacted the seller, saying I was pleased that he sent the item quickly but it was damaged and could we work something out? I sent that on April 4th. No response after 4 or 5 days, so I emailed him again. There is STILL no response and it's now April 15th. I know the guy's email works because I sent him an email before I got the item, asking if it had been sent, and he replied and said yes. He also replied within two hours of me sending the email.
I'm starting to get a little annoyed, so I'm going to send him another email:
I won the following auction: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=010&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=200088366603&rd=1&rd=1
When I recieved the item, the top was very wrinkled. I have emailed you twice about this and have not yet recieved a response. I am quickly approaching the point where I am ready to leave negative feedback since you have not responded at all and I am not satisfied with the item. Please contact me through this email or on ebay with a solution to this situation so I don't feel the need to give you negative feedback.
Now, does this sound too harsh? Does the whole situation warrant negative feedback? Is there anything else I can do to either get my money back or get a new poster?
How was it?
wondering if I should buy it, just to laugh that it was filmed near me
My computer needs fixed and my ex-husband, who I'm still on good terms with, just offered to take it to his friend (a computer fix-it guy) to have it repaired.
My question is - will he be able to find out all my internet activity, passwords and such?
What kid of stuff exactly will be open to his viewing if I choose to go this route. The ex-husband and I are civil, but I have no doubt that he'd snoop, given the oppurtunity.
Not that I really have anything to hide...I just don't want the man nosing in my business!
How about my story about Walter and the missing churros?
1. An employer is hiring for a job that, pre-internet, checked only references named on an applicant's resume. Which of the following may the employer ethically do?
A) Google applicant's name
B) Call applicant's home and ask roommates/SOs/relatives (who are not listed as references) to provide character references
C) Search for applicant on Facebook/MySpace/etc.
D) Follow applicant around without their knowledge and eavesdrop on personal conversations
E) Go to applicant's home and examine the yard/exterior
F) Go to applicant's home and look in the windows
Please keep in mind that slutty drunk photos are not the only personal information online. There are also things like health problems and marital status that employers are not legally allowed to ask about during interviews.
What is the difference between the actions you found ethical and the ones you didn't?
2. You are going on a first date with someone. Which of the above actions would you do?
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(I'm going to see a movie, but it doesn't start for another 2 1/2 hours.)
2) Can you folks help me find a book? I believe it came out in 97 or 98. It was an art book, more or less. Something about a young boy (college-aged) and it was a scrapbook of his photos, drawings, letters, etc. I think he was killed in Africa... or maybe the scrapbook is mostly of his time spent in Africa? I don't know. My book searching skills are rusty :(
More specifically, in smaller units of volume.
It's for pharmacology so knowing the smaller measurements (milliliters and milligrams) are most important.
Also, where's a good place online to search for apartment deals? There are 29379234 sites so I'm wondering if there are any y'all specifically recommend.
I know for a fact I'm getting money back from the IRS. I definitely over-paid, plus I was unemployed from March 2006 to August 2006. However, the only information I can find on the IRS website about late filing tells you circumstances for owing the IRS money and filing late. It doesn't cover my circumstance.
My taxes are simple, easy, 15 minute taxes, when I've got all the info, too.
Anyone give me a heads up on what kind of hellfire and brimstone I'm looking at, as a result of filing late?
What would you do if someone did something like this to you?
This is hypothetical only, I was really just wondering. If I paid for my computer and everything in it, do my parents have the right to take it away from me?
I have a digital camera that was a gift from my parents a couple of years ago. A few months ago, my mother borrowed it and dropped it down a staircase. It's in such bad shape I can barely use it, but I need it for school assignments and personal projects. My sister suggested I ask my mother to replace it, but since it was a gift from her in the first place I don't want to be so demanding. What do you think, TQC?
I filled it with mushrooms and onions in creme fraiche and a little cheese spread (was out of regular cheese) I served it with bacon and it was delicious!
How has LJ inspired you recently?
Yes, when I signed up for my gym membership they required me to provide a non-cell phone/home phone number. They told me that they do not allow people without home phone numbers to sign up for security reasons. In this day and age of people using their cell phones as their primary phone number, I thought this was odd.
a. Life as a House
b. Friday Night Lights
e. Night of the Living Dead
f. Detroit Rock City
g. Black Hawk Down
h. Stand By Me
2. What do you think is the movie you've watched the most times in your life?
3. What movie character did you used to look up to/want to be like when you were younger?
4a. What's your favourite genre of movie?
b. Has it changed over the years?
5. What's the most treasured movie/s in your collection?
6. What's the main genre of movie in your collection?
7. Do you love scary movies?
8. Does everything need more gore?
9a. What's the last movie you saw at the cinemas?
b. Did you enjoy it?
c. If yes, was it as good as you expected?
2. Do you jerk your car to a stop?
3. Do you go around someone who is turning left if there is a paved side of the road?
4. Do you ride in the left lane when both right and left lanes are open?
5. If you are in the left lane on the highway, do you move over if someone comes along going at a much higher rate of speed than yourself? (If you can move over that is.)
6. What is the most dangerous type of driver on the road today?
7. In traffic, do you stop/go/stop/go/stop/go with traffic or do you hang back and roll slowly?
2. Can you get around it?
3. How old were you when you got your first job?
4. Did your parents bug you about getting a job?
5. How are your countries unemployment and health care benefits?
1. 14 & 9 months. Australia.
2. Yeah, they told me casually to bring in a note from my parents saying I could work. I didn't, but you know...
3. 14 & a half maybe.
4. Yes, I went around to so many places when I was 14 or under, and it was rather depressing because no one was going to hire me because I was too young :( & my parents were bugging me about not trying hard enough.
5. Good. Relatively easy to get unemployment benefits, none of this paying it back bullshit. We have free health care for everyone (minus the super-rich).
*edit: mic, not speakers, lol
and i'm sick so I can't go out, and it's a ten page paper that he doesn't have prepared in the least bit. due Thursday. I helped him for awhile, but I keep coughing up my lungs when I'm on the phone, lol
What songs do you listen to, that makes you cheer up? Mind sharing? :B
What's distracting you?
I'm trying to get started on one of my term papers. I only have one page out of fourteen done.
The temptation of the internet and the fact one of my cats keeps trying to hump the other. Even though he's neutered the warm spring weather has made him a bit frisky and he of course picks the super cranky older cat to try to mate with. I can't look away, it's like a trainwreck.
Since the med is a sedative, I'm not really supposed to take it at work, but I'm still in a lot of pain. Normally, I'd call out and explain what's up, but I'm still in my trial 90 days and have been written up for attendence bs (my general manager sent me home for being sick, and then even ackowledged this when she made me sign a thing because I'm 'not supposed to miss ANY time during the first 90 days of [my] employment.' WTF?!). So my only thought is to maybe take a half of one and try to work only slightly drugged. I don't operate any machinery heavier than a computer mouse and keyboard, so that part's ok. I hate to even consider it, but I really feel terrible.
So tell me, TQCers that read all that - what would you do?
---bacon. I'm the type of person that will only eat bacon if it is burnt. I tell them this when I order. I tell them that I don't care if it comes out black and charred, I will eat it. I still never get it the way I want it.
2. Does anyone have any good chicken recipes? I'm running out of creative things to do with it.
3. I've got several half used bags of peanut butter, chocolate, and white chocolate chips. What should I do with them?
4. I'm watching a show on HGTV, and the people painted a colorful square around a snail that died on their wall. How creepy is that???
5. What should question number 5 be?
6. What is your favorite video game system? I see questions on here all the time about games, but not so much about systems.
---I'm all about the original Nintendo.
Ok..hm...that's all I can think of right now.
2) If you have a compilation album, where do you put it in your collection?
3a) Would you put Elvis Costello under "E" for Elvis or "C" for Costello?
3b) How about Elvis Costello and the Attractions?
4) How do you deal with bands that start with a number?
5) Do you have a list of your CDs/records/tapes/whatever somewhere online? Where?
What's your native language?
What languages do you know fluently?
What language do you speak the most?
What language do you think in?
I can't answer this, but my boyfriend's native language is Spanish and he learned English when he was 5. He rarely ever speaks Spanish now (but hasn't lost it) but still says the language he is speaking in determines the language he is thinking in, which intrigued this question.
This question is brought to you by My Toenails™, as I'm sure I own at least six clippers by now and can't find a single damn one of them.
1. Ever After
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Lion King
Thankyou! I just watched Ever After and I'll watch Lion King after dinner.
How do you get out of plateaux? Stagnation? Boredom?
Go on and reply. And I hope you are having a fantastic weekend with your friend(s) and/or family.
What color is your bedroom?
does anyone know if excessive use of it can cause permanent memory loss?
But they didn't seem to be becuase they hadn't called, emailed, or done anything to contact me.
What do you think about this? If one of your friends was MIA for a week, would you call them? Check up on them? Bring them soup or tea?
Let me know.
2. Do you have any Sunday rituals that are geared towards getting ready for the week?
3. Do you "call in" or "call out" sick to work?
4. Your partner in drag: Hot, scary, or hilarious?
GEM (global electric vehicle)
One of those medium duty trucks you see on the freeway with the flashing arrow reader sign and the seats on the back for laying cones/delineators.
and my favorite..
1) Do you have an account?
2) What are your thoughts on Facebook?
2)How do you do that without teeth clashing?
Non-serious, of course.
Do you have a favorite cult-type movie? What is it?
Do you find the phrase "instant classic" to be annoying?
How many LJ friends do you have?
How many have friended you?
How many MySpace friends do you have?
Do you recognize me without the chicken icon?
Here's the deal: I really like a guy. We had a class together and throughout the semester we would causally chat and sometimes walk home together. I've gotten some signs that he might be interested too.. but nothing too obvious. On his birthday, I took him out for coffee.. and although it went fine, once again, there were no huge sparks. Also, this was happening right before exams, so obviously we were both busy and the timing was not ideal. Long story short, my birthday is coming up and he said we could do something then.
Here's where you guys come in:
I really really want this "date" to go well. This will be the last time we see each other before we both go home for the summer. What can I do to make it good? Any tips or personal experiences?
So my work is having an "80's Day" where we're meant to dress up like our favourite 80's style or favourite 80's character. The best-dressed wins a $500.00 travel voucher, which is pretty darn sweet.
I'm having trouble thinking of a really awesome costume idea. My boyfriend works at the same office as me, so we could possibly do a duo-thing. My best idea so far was Sandy and Danny from Grease, until I remembered that was 1978 so it wouldn't work.
Any ideas would be really appreciated :)
1. When you type a paper that needs to be double spaced, do you start off double spacing it, or do you type it single spaced and then make it longer at the end?
2. How do you stop yourself from procrastinating?
Do you watch LGBT movies? What are your favorites/last few you've seen?
What would you do for a klondike bar?
Here is the hypothetical scenario:
You are going to pick your child up at day care. There is a nice woman who runs the place, she seems like an ok lady (you leave your child with her, why shouldn't she be?) When you walk in the door, before your child runs up to you to take him/her home, the woman hugs your child and gives him/her a light kiss on the cheek.
Do you mind?
What if it was a man?
Edit: Okay, I haven't actually SENT the hair yet, so if Locks of Love is so bad, would someone mind telling me some of the other organizations that would be better to donate to? Thanks!
My girlfriend and I both have zits that appear on our backs, and sometimes when we're bored, we pop them. It's strange, but at the same time, very intimate.
ETA: Also... Can someone "look" bi? It's certainly possible to look gay, but someone told me I looked bi the other day and it made me go wtf.
How do you (or would you) pronounce Katia? Anya? Anais?
And do you like the name Siobhan?
What bands are similar to The Offspring, Bloodhound Gang and old Blink-182?
I think apple is the closest to reality.
Watermelon is definitely the
edit: thanks for the grammar lessons :) You would think I could handle it, being an english major and all. Although if I had said "furthest from the truth" I think it would've made more sense...
2. What other flavorings have you added to sodas/other drinks with delicious results?
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1. Has anyone here ever had a problem with chipping teeth?
To my knowledge, my teeth are pretty healthy, but in the past couple of months, little shards have been breaking off of my front teeth. The only contributing factor that I can think of is that I have been using Crest White Night toothpaste 2x/day instead of the recommended once per day. Could that errode my enamel within 2 months time?
2. Depending on your preferred sex, are either of your parents "your type"?
My dad isn't my type of guy at all. He's preppy, conservative, loves to hunt, and hates change.. All opposites of things I look for in a guy.
Why not dinnre? Angre?
2. How many bras do you have?
3. Are you annoyed when people say that infants look a lot like one parent or another?
On a message board I lurk at, a link was posted to Marcia Cross's 8 week old twins. Several people were like, "OMG, they look just like their dad!". To me, they just look like tiny bald babies. I think for the most part, people seriously reach.
4. Have you seen an actual, strong resemblance between an infant and his/her parent/s? If so, prove it. ;D
2. Is it easy or impossibly difficult for you to find jeans/pants that fit properly?
3. This may have been asked before, but are there any stores that are NOT online-only where you can buy weird bra sizes (like, larger cup size and small back)? I don't like buying things online without trying them on first, or at least seeing in person what they look like.
4. Do you usually wear shoes with a heel or without?
5. Do you think you have what is considered an "ideal" body? Do others think you have an ideal/good/great body?
6. How often do you feel depressed or anxious?
If you had to listen to one of these speeches, what would you be intersted in being informed in? aka what are interesting topics I could write about? Thanks!
i like asphyxiation, lightning, and avocado.
I went to Sephora yesterday and about died over Hanai Mori's "Magical Moon," despite it's intensely lame name.
I have always wanted to be a lion, so I could catch my own antelope, and tear it open and eat it.
If so, can you please explain the ending? Why does she stab herself in the shoulder and walk away? Does Walter really like her? Why does he insult her- just because she said she wanted him to?
My boyfriend and I are really confused.
She doesn't want more presents because she says she has all that she needs and that she's leaving everything she gets at my house! But what special things for the day could we do or get her? We are at a loss.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
What do you think of having to watch a movie twice just to understand what's going on?
(Personally, I don't like having to devote more than 5 hours to a single movie. =P )
I've had some adorable, sweet hamsters in my life. But I've known more of them to be just... evil.
Including the one I just bought tonight. He's already bitten me!
Which might be wrong.
What happens if you put diesel in a standard gasoline car engine? I know it has horrible effects, but what and why?
Would it be possible to construct a diesel-using engine that used spark plugs?
Alternately: I'm writing, and I need something for this character to say. "Well, then, it's like _________. Just because it's weird doesn't mean it won't work." where the weird thing that works is some gears-and-machinery type thing. The first example I thought of was putting sparkplugs in a diesel engine, but I realised I have no idea whether that'd actually work or not.
Does anybody know if they recorded the Spanish version for the commercial only? I really like that song/ version and would love to have the complete song, anyone know where I could find it?
My life is sucking right now because I need a vacation. I haven't been anywhere in about 3 years, and I'm tired of pretending to be happy for people that get to go somewhere. Christmas break, spring break, plans for summer... you name it, everyone's going somewhere. It's major suckage because a lot of these ppl have their parents paying for stuff. I don't expect my mom to do so, because I'm 21 for cryin out loud. But seriously. Picking up extra hours over spring break was NOT the way to go.
Help me, please? I want to go somewhere. I NEED to go somewhere. This may be my last summer before PA school. No road trips or campouts, please. I want a bed. And some fake hotel coffee. Something to subdue the bitching that makes me not feel like myself. Thanks =/
Mine consist of (but are not limited to):
Music from "The Incredibles"
Holst's "The Planets"
2) What is the last book you gave away to someone else?
3) What is the last thing you bought online?
4) What song are you listening to right now?
2) What weird thing do you want to change about your appearance?
Have fun. :)
Have you filed already?
If not, are you STILL working on your return, are you waiting because you owe money, are you not required to file, or is there some other reason?
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What if they stopped and promised to never do it again. Would you still tell the girlfriend?
A: I haven't, but I really need to know how to keep my money.
Both of my speakers are now fried in my car. So now I have to fork out the cash to fix that. That and the windshield wiper on my passengers side broke off and now its electrical taped on so my windshield wont be scratched
2) What is currently amusing you?
my cat has a toy and my puppy is trying to take it away from her. much growling, hissing and general tension is floating about the two as my cat runs around with the toy in its mouth and my pup tries to run after and steal it
3) What are you putting off until the last minute?
A semi-psych paper that is due in 13 hours. I haven't started it and I don't really need it to pass the class, so I don't think I'll do it.
What do you think are the odds it'll be worse tomorrow? And if it is, I should probably call in sick, shouldn't I? I don't think getting my piano students sick would be a really good idea.
In the meantime, what are some things that make you feel better when you're sick? I want to take a hot bath but then I'd be cold when I got out... things like that. I'm sorry I'm not making any sense, I can't think straight.
I found plenty of pay-to-install sites, but none that are free. I'm sure there's some out there?
Is there a band that's still active that you really really really want to see live, or that you've already seen but would sell your soul to see again? Which is it?
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Did you like John or Hal better?
Do you sleep with it switched on or off?
are you a lesbian?
So that got me wondering, what are some phrases/lyrics/slogans that get stuck in your head, fellow TQCers? Something that will just play over and over, and occasionally you're forced to sing/shout/say it out loud?