April 22nd, 2007
I was moving my mom's car earlier and managed to scrape half the paint off the rear door, as well as dent the wheel-well pretty bad.
We are an adult at 18, can marry at 18 (actually maybe before 18), buy porn and adult products at 18, join the army at 18, take care of medical issues at 18 and smoke at 18 legally. The only thing you cant do at 18 is drink.
One person in a previous post mentioned that its 21 because alcohol affects (effects?) your body. Well so does smoking yet we can do that at 18.
Some have argued about responsibility/maturity level....well I would argue if you are not mature/responsibile enough to drink at 18 you arent responsibile enough to do everything else you can do at 18.
1) What is so special about 21?
2) Why cant we go back to 18 like it used to be?
3) If you dont like 18, what age should it be legalized and why?
4) Should your other legal rights of being 18 change so once you reach X age you can do everything?
5) What age should X be?
6) Any other thoughts
1) Have you ever had an awesome idea for a book, but once you started to put it down you realized it would never be as good on paper as it was in your head, and stop?
I have, about 20,000,000,000 times.
2) If you have any book ideas now, what are they?
I have an idea for a young adult story about a girl who doesn't know if she can measure up to her best friend, but then the best friend betrays their group of friends and she realizes that she had nothing to worry about at all.
3) Do you have a fictional character floating around your head that you'd like to write a story about, but don't have a plot that fits them?
I have this punk kid with maroon hair named Ranelli I tried sticking in a book once, but he didn't mesh well with the other characters. His mom throws batteries at him when he breaks stuff and he likes listening to the Sex Pistols except he can never remember the name of the band.
I know of Canada, Australia, Netherlands, and Germany.
Eurovision doesn't count in this question. btw I love Eurovision. =D
1) Don't you want me baby?
Yes, yes I do!
2) Do you call Q-tips Q-tips or cotton swabs? Do you call bandages Band-Aids or bandages? Do you call tissue Kleenex or tissues?
Q-tips, bandages, tissues.
3) Do you use body butter?
Aloe vera body butter is a savior.
4) If you're not 18 yet, what's the first thing you're gonna do when you turn 18?
I'm going to get a tattoo, and possibly a Monroe piercing.
Who was it?
2. what was the last line you wrote? (from the latest entry?)
For me, I LOVE the smell of fresh Crayola crayons and Play-Doh!
1.) Is a broken nose an immediate medical issue? I'm not sure if it's broken, but my nose is swollen and hurts, a lot.
2.) I might have hit my head, but I'm not sure. I had been drinking a little, and am still a little intoxicated, so I don't know what the signs of a concussion are and if I should be worried. What does a concussion feel like?
3.) Is there any way I can get this crazy bitch in trouble? There were a few witnesses but I don't really remember what she looks like.
Does anyone a) know how to download them to your phone? b) know if its free (excluding the cost for a ringtone-- not that Id buy one) to do the actual DOWNLOADING or if they'd charge me, and... c) have any other info about this topic?
Do you use mothballs?
Isn't that cruel to the man moths?
And how big could they be anyway?
(mashed, chip-ped, french fried, etc)
2. When you see so many whiny posts like that, do you, like myself, think that these people are weak and dependent on another person for giving them some sort of validation?
But I can't even find the NAME of it. Can anyone help me?
Did it work out well? Would you recommend it if you're not happy with the area you grew up in?
How did you go about the move? Did you find a place to live, move, then find a job? Or did you try to secure a job then move? How did you chose where to go?
I've grown in up in Florida, which I don't like due to the heat, snowbirds, tourists, and hurricanes. I went to college in Jacksonville, which was nice. I hate the Orlando and Palm Beach / Lauderdale / Miami area because of how congested it was. Any personal recommendations outside of Florida but still in the USA based on that?
2. I need to have a metric cock-tonne of sketches in my sketchbook by the Art Final on Wednesday--what should I draw?
3. Have you ever been non-chemically addicted? Do you mind telling what it was?
4. Do you know what the different coloured bands on headphone jacks mean?
5. Have you never been mellow?
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i am a controll freak, it is in my nature. i am entering exam time and my parents are on my case all the time and i feel like i have lost control completely. when i feel like this, i tend to starve myself because that is the only way i know how to gain control back.
quick, give me something else i can do to 'control' my chaotic life other than not eating.
do you and your friends/family have any routines or traditions for sunday lunch at this time of year, wherever you happen to be(see how i'm being all inclusive of world peeps!!)?
"Hmm, I have Beef and Chicken ramen. Should I have salty noodles A or salty noodles B?"
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Buried the wee guy.
2. Did you wear hand-me-downs?
3. If so, were you excited to get them or did you think they sucked?
4. Did you get a car for your sixteenth birthday?
5. Were your parents (or guardians) pretty open with you about familial financial issues? Enough to make you cognizant of what the cost of your existence was to them?
or trying to cheer the fuck up and go outside?
what are you wearing today?
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2) what brand is it?
3) would you recommend it? why/why not?
Pick an unusual death for yourself
If all dogs go to heaven, where do all chinchillas go?
If all dogs go to heaven, what special accomodations does heaven now have to have?
What did you say?
I'm babysitting my twelve-year-old brother and he's bouncing this toy up and down on a ball. I saw him doing that and said, "Don't you realize you could put your eye out?"
It's this fantastic 2-person giant umbrella, and I can't find it.
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I was dogsitting for a friend this weekend and got this terrible craving for brownie batter. So I made them brownies to eat when they get back. I really had no desire to make anyone brownies for any reason nor to do anything particularly nice for these particular people, but I would have felt wasteful if I bought brownie mix, ate some of the batter, and threw the rest away. Like, 75% of the nice things I ever do are for reasons similar to this. It's not that I totally loathe doing the nice thing for them, but I never would have bothered going out of my way to do Nice Thing X if I hadn't already had something else in mind.
Does it degrade the quality of the good deed if it's done for a less-than-selfless (though obviously not outright evil) reason?
I'm not sure, so I'm asking you. I only mention my true reasons for doing nice things for people about half the time. They never seem to mind. Then again if they did they probably wouldn't tell me for fear of sounding ungrateful/rude.
Specifically, I'm looking for the April Penthouse with Dita von Teese for a friend of mine. I looked at the Penthouse site and didnt see anything about buying just ONE issue, and I havent been able to find it in any local stores.
2) What do you think is a 'normal' age to start having sex? At what age does it become 'weird' to have not had sex yet?
3) Should television programs address the issue of protection and birth control? (To clairfy a bit, I mean television programs intended for entertainment. There's usually a lot of sex on those but rarely do we see the characters pull out a condom or mention birth control unless it's meant to further the plot or make a point).
4) Do you believe aesxuality is a real orientation? (I'm aware that 'asexual' doesn't really mean to be without a sex drive but I'm pretty sure you all know what I'm asking.) Are any of you asexual?
PS: last post for two + weeks. hasta luego!
if the situation is actually a part of the question, it should come first, but otherwise i like having the question first to be able to have my own frame of mind and opinions before finding out theirs. their response is just like any other commenter's response then.
Make some suggestions!!
Did you know today was Earth Day?
Will this post change your plans?
What's with the bees?
What can I do to make them go the hell away without aggitating them?
Do the big ones sting too?
Are you an active member of TQC?
As a member of TQC I...
Most importantly: What do you think of the male in my icon (Michael Tapper)?
2. You're making something from a really good batter... How much of the finished product could you make with all of the batter you just ate?
3. Do you have seasonal allergies? Don't they suck? What do you take for it?
4. Have you ever played the movie game? Do you ever study IMDB for hours in preparation for it?
5. If you play disc golf, how many discs do you have? What brand and type are they? Are you good?
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Does anybody else have this happen to them?
What causes it?
i've always been skinny and sometimes my friends or my extended family members will sass me about it. i've been called every "skinny minnie" "lets put rocks in your shoes so you don't blow away in a strong wind" "you better wear some black clothes because we can see right through you" "toothpick" etc etc etc. it's annoying. really, really freakin' annoying. there's nothing i can do to change how i was made and i even have a little bit of anxiety about it. i am 99.999999% happy/comfortable/in love with/satisfied with my body, but sometimes i think i'm too skinny and even if i tried, i could not gain weight if i tried.
so, when someone sasses me about being skinny, how should i respond? if i say something in response (which is rare), i usually say "oh, my metabolism does that to me", but i don't really think that's a fair/proper response.
What does an American (meaning US) accent sound like to you? What connotations does it have? For example, a British accent of *any* kind sounds "educated" to some Americans. Do most people you know distinguish between different regional American accents? Can you imitate an American accent? Do actors or comedians from your country often imitate American accents? What kinds of characters usually have American accents?
2. I'm going on a blind date a friend set up for me next Friday. Do you have any tips for minimizing ackwardness, in terms of places to go, topics to avoid, expectations not to have, etc.? Is a group date or taking him along when I go out with my regular clique a good idea?
3. My mom claims that it generally takes about half as long to get over someone as the time you two were together. In your experience, has this been true?
4. Do you think matchmaking for friends is a good idea? Under what conditions would it be bad or good? Has a friend ever set you up with someone? Did you ask them to? How did you feel about it? Did your friend make a good choice? How did your blind date feel about the whole thing? Have you ever set someone up? How did it work out?
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Does anyone here not really drink water? I rarely drink water (maybe a glass a week) and people think it's really weird. Hmmmm.
2) Is it preeetty today where you are? It feels like summer here.
are there certain people who you talk to and then later think "man, i'm so boring!"?
my parents visited today and throughout it i kept thinking "wow, i sound really boring", because i cant talk to them about anything interesting because it's basically a taboo.
do you have any friends that you feel sorry for occasionally cos they are telling the most boring story ever but it's supposed to be funny?
what do you do? do you tell them? do you laugh at their terribly boring joke?
eg. watch movies in bed all day
TELL ME, TQC, AM I GONNA DIE? AND WHAT WILL MY DEMISE BE?
inspired by this post
I've got that theme song from Super Size Me (the song's called Super Size Me as well) stuck in my head and I CAN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD ARGH D:
I want to have an adventure. But how do you have one?
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Edit: If someone put down Ayn Rand as their favorite author when applying to a literary magazine, what would your opinion of that be?
Do you like salty food? WHat about food that's sweet and salty (like a chocolate covered pretzel)?
I love salty food! And sweet and salty, it's so yummy.
When you go grocery shopping, to you buy store brand, or do you have certain brands you always buy?
Half and half, usually it's whatever is on sale, but there are some products where I stick with a certain brand.
If a total stranger came up to you on the street and pointed out some physical flaw of yours, what would you do?
What are you proud of?
It's stupid, but I work in the mall and it would be so easy for me to just grab some greasy burger or something from the food court, but instead I put in a little more effort and ate something healthy :)
But there was one girl I know that got all splotchy when it started to fade, and I never saw the others when theirs started to fade.
Now, is the splotchyness something that happens all the time?
I heard somebody say that if you exfoliate then it won’t get splotchy. Now, is that before or after the tan? Or does it even work?
I guess I’m just asking for any tips that anyone has about spray-on tans.
We found our state form, is there a federal form we need to dissolve? What do we do about our EIN?
1. Does any one act of true altruism exist?
2. If not, what comes close?
If global warming is liberal media bah humbug polar bear sympathizers whatever the theory is for why it isn't real: what are people gaining from lying about it? What is their motive for making up something like this, or exaggerating it to such an extent?
Do you like raspberries? I have raspberries and ice cream for tea and I am very happy about that.
Do you think the strawberry is overrated? I like them and all, but they don't seem all that special.
My dad got me Fruit-of-the-Month again for Christmas and this month I got pineapples. I'm not usually a pineapple eater, so I have NO idea what to do with the one I have left. If you had a ripe pineapple, what would you do with it?
Main author, secondary authory, so on so on. Journal Title, blah blah blah. ?
and if so, I know the main author's last name is first, but the rest of them?
Or would it be
Main author, et al. Journal Title, blah blah blah. ?
Someone smart please help me before I rip out what remains of my hair.
edit: I'm using MLA format. Why? Because that's what the lady wants.
The little pull tab on the bag is green and reads "KTE - Kanchanjangha Nepal Organic Tea". Googling found me the company, but there are no product lists on the site. The tea smells of mint and something else, possibly clove. It reminds me of the smell of an unlit menthol cigarette. I brewed the tea, and it tasted horrible. Very bitter, and not at all tasting of mint.
So, internets, tell me - what the hell flavour is this tea? The company seems to make green tea (among others) and it says it tastes a bit like Darjeeling. I have no idea what that tastes like. What smells of mint but doesn't taste of it?
Sorry, this is driving me nuts.
Do you follow these guidelines? How hard is it to dine out while following these guidelines?
Warsaw? Budapest? Moscow? Paris would be nice, but I can do that easy from here to begin with. I'll most likely be doing this alone, unless my boyfriend comes with, so preferably somewhere that's easy to navigate, relatively safe, and with lots of sites in walking distance.
Why do some people on here have to be so nasty.
Youe shouldnt be ridiculed for asking a question, its the point of the community, to hear other peoples views or suggestions.
I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas to make quick cash, doesnt even have to be a lot.
Does anyone know of any legitimate online survey sites or one of those ad-review work from home sites that actually work? I've signed up for survey things online, but they never came through actually. Are there any legit ones? please help.
Below the cut is my list of bands I still listen to. Can anyone reccomend any bands that you'd think I'd like? I only have a few bands, now, and I want a bigger collection to chose from. :-\
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I mean... that looks like a lot... but it's really not. I can't ever find anything I feel like listening to. I've heard it all over and over for the past few years. I want some new bands/soundtracks!
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. :-)
EDIT: to clarify: I work weekends, so I would be getting the most out of this hairstyle for five days out of every seven.
Thanks to anyone who can help. :) (This part of the question in x-posted to madradhair)
And, totally unrelated: what song is so bad/irritating it actually causes you pain to listen to it? For me it’s Hinder’s ‘Lips of and Angel’. I might not have hated it so much, but it seemed like every radio station in NZ played it twice an hour for months on end.
ii. I got a new dress this weekend and it's really colorful. Mom wants to get laundry detergent that will help prevent colors from fading in the wash before we wash it. The majority of the dress is dark blue but it has some bright greens and pinks on it. Suggestions? Bonus points if it preserves bright colors and is hypoallergenic/recommended for sensitive skin.
Do you think that nurses are overworked and underpaid? How do you feel about the fact that some people, like Paris Hilton, get paid crazy amounts of money just for showing up at a party while others work themselves to death for a small paycheck?
2. Have you used gladrags or another type of cloth pad? What did you think?
I think both are a great idea, but I think I am a bit weirded out with them still. I'm starting to feel guilty with all of the pads/tampons I'm using and throwing away and am thinking I should us something re-usable.
Why or why not?
If so, under which circumstances should it be legal?
I want to get one very soon!
2.) What is your favorite quote? Inspirational, funny, long, short, lyrics, prose, whatever.
I don't have one favorite, but I like quoting the Simpsons in everyday jargon like "Cat IN the furnace" or "Those should be your millions, Dad"
and "We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams" from Willy Wonka.
Would you buy him a Pink sweatshirt if he said he wanted it?
What about an Easy Bake Oven?
I am working on a project for french and we need to invent a product that improves upon its successor. So we're basically doing flavoured/edible school supplies but that's besides the point...
We have to film a commercial and I'm looking for background songs. The commercial will be around 1:00 give or take 10 seconds. Do you know any songs that have something to do with food, or just a lighthearted sound that's sort of commercial-ish?
GUYS I ran out of this and I stink and I'm in Europe and European deoderant stinks.
If you live in Europe, please advise me as to which antipersperant/deoderant works well. Thanks!
My friends are all graduating from college.
I am not, as I got pregnant while in college and had to drop down to part time.
Should I be getting them presents for graduation?
I know that graduating college is a big deal, and I know my mom always hands out massive checks to graduates. I just dont know what is appropriate to get a friend? Keeping in mind I am a single mommy, and I dont have a lot of money. (So the massive check idea is out)
Card it is! Thanks ;)
(I was thinking some sort of ipod accessory, but I would need one compatible with the 2nd generation nano and the video ipod.)
I think people can make one mistake and still be completely in love with someone, but I'm not sure about repeatedly lying and cheating. My gut says no, they couldn't possibly be in love with someone and do that to them, but I'm curious to know if anyone disagrees and why.
all hypothetically, of course.
2. Have any good stories about awkward crushes on your friends, or ones your friends had on you? Or just awkward stories in general?
edit: wow, didn't know how I didn't catch that. yes, duh, britney is not a one hit wonder.
"Sometimes" by Britney Spears
4. What do you think when you see kids with those wheelie shoes?
I agree with the PostSecret postcard about them. And I realize that America is getting fatter and lazier.
2)Would you rather date someone who was attractive, successful and extremely patriotic or someone who was just attractive and successful? ('Splain please)
3)Where were you born?
I'm going to go with Roots, but I know that there are many other important or irrelevant yet memorable moments.
2. How long did you have it before you took it out?
3. What did you have?
4. Do you sometimes wish you hadn't?
5. What was your worst break-up?
6. What is the longest its taken you to get over someone?
7. Why did it take so long?
8. How much time do you give yourself in the morning to get ready before you have to go somewhere?
I can't figure out how it works and its not obvious!
Please be kind
What do you like about it?
What do you dislike about it?
What color is it?
Is this the car you want to drive? If not, what would you prefer to drive? (Realistically....)
have you ever had 2 hourly jobs that you had to manage? any advice or experiances?
so anyway, i've googled and such about how to get rid of spiders. everything just says to keep things clean, use screens on doors and windows, etc. my apartment is immaculate, there are screens on all the windows, i dispose of any spiders i find..but i still have spiders. =[ the little spiders aren't so creepy, but the wolf spiders are disgusting.
what can i do to get rid of these damn spiders? anything to prevent them? anything to trap/kill them?
edit: i'm looking for something maybe like the sugar + baking soda trick for ants. would that work for spiders? is there a spider equivalent?
edit number two: don't google for a picture of wolf spiders. and if you do, i'm not responsible for mental trauma or nightmares.
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Your Song - Elton John
Something - The Beatles
Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
Lover Lay Down - Dave Matthews Band
The topic under the cut is very serious and upsetting. So this is why I cut it. It is about suicide so may be upsetting to some.
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