July 8th, 2007

Phlegm Issue

For a little more than a week, my throat has been feeling as if mucous was clogging it and I couldn't cough it out. What I could cough out was thin and clear. I've tried drinking copious amounts of hot tea and room temperature water, but the phlegm doesn't seem to be affected--so thus I think the phlegm is coming the area in my throat above where I've swallowed. I don't feel sick, I don't have a cough, I don't have a sore throat, and I don't have allergies (as far as I know). I've tried gargling water too, but I still can't hack it out. I've tried Googling for an answer as to what I've had, but my problem appears vague or a symptom of something else. On and off, my eardrums have been feeling a little bit tingly (like ants are crawling in them), so I'm not sure if it's a sign of an ear infection. (I've had several ear infections when I was younger and they were usually accompanied by a sore throat.)

Can anyone help me find a solution to this annoying phlegm? It doesn't keep me up all night but it is very irritating/distracting during the day. I'm going to try to see the doctor next week, but any solution to raise my comfort level for now is very welcome.
Mitty box

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My husband and I are not big drinkers, but today we bought a bottle of Bailey's Caramel and a bottle of vodka from the ABC store today.

What are proper liquor storing procedures?
Should the vodka go in the freezer?
Will it explode? (I exploded a bottle of cheap wine in my freezer once. Thank god for Magic Erasers.)

Do you drink?
What's your favorite beer?
Mixed drink?
How much does it take to get you tanked (or whatever is the slang nowadays)?

EDIT: Whenever I go to a bar, I ask them to just make me something delicious. Once, I got a shot that tasted like an oatmeal cookie. It had Goldschlager in it, but I don't know what else. Does anyone know what this shot is called and what it's ingredients are?
  • Current Music
    Lily Allen - LDN
MLP - pinkie chicken


Someone, somewhere here, at some point, had an icon with "IDK, my BFF Jill?" on it. I need that icon. Does anyone know where it is located? It haunts me and calls for me to fetch it. ;_;


Nationalism is obnoxious enough. Sectionalism is rather stupid too. (Oh I'm from up North/ down South so I'm better than THOSE PEOPLE).

However in some areas like the Los Angeles area people dog on others about their area codes! "Oh I'm from 310 and oh you're from THAT area code? Oh you suck!"

Do you find this "us vs. them" with area codes stupid? I sure do!

Stupid Diet Question

Does Hoodia work? Will someone have a heart attack and die while they're on it? How long do you have to be on it to work?

(hoodia refers to all pills with extract from hoodia which are advertised that you lose weight on them. ty ty)

Thank you all.


What two things taste great separate, but not so good if consumed simultaneously?

I just had Vanilla pudding and washed it down with some Arizona Iced Tea. It tastes like really bad liquor. Blah

So my I was driving my car earlier and noticed my accelerator was shaking in an odd way. Not the way it does when the engine is on... but shaking a bit more then usual. Does this mean I need a new car?

I hope not... :(
  • ne_pas


1. What do you like the most about your body?

2. What do you like the most about your personality?

3. What are you most proud of?

4. What's the best thing that's happened to you recently?
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    awake awake

Working odd shifts

I have a job that I can take that may want to put me on their swing or graveyard shifts. I am hesitant partially for this reason and partially because I think there would be something better paying and better fitting to me. However, I cannot wait more than about another week for replies to my resume before I need to start earning money again so I am thinking of just going for it.

Anyway, the main shift is 11am - 7pm and is apparently fairly full. The swing shift is 7pm - 3am. The graveyard shift is 3am - 11am. Which of the two odd shifts is more livable compared to the other? Can you do good work if you go to work later in your day or does it have to be a couple hours or less after you wake up? I can survive with a limited social life but I'd like to be able to find women I could date and do so while working there. I normally like to go to bed between 1am and 2am to feel best overall. So let me know about those two questions and give any other personal insight.

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what requirements must people have to be considered for an actual "life partner" to you as opposed to someone who you may have a relationship but do not plan on staying with forever?
  • mona27

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How do people choose their final words?

Are you fated to be wise in your last minutes of life?

Have you ever read “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom?

…..its GOOD!!


finding a proper style

I'm not goth, but I tend to wear a lot of things that one could consider in that general style. Not big pants covered in chains and zippers, not looking like I stepped out of a Renaissance festival... I own a lot of black and red clothes that fit me properly without being skanky. That sort of thing.

I have to dress business casual at work. What brands offer business-friendly clothing that I would actually LIKE?
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    creative creative
hannibal skull


1. If you lost your handbag or wallet, exactly how screwed would you be?

2. What is the last movie you watched?

3. Any tips for getting rid of cold sores/fever blisters sooner, aside from prescription creams?

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1)When you go to a concert, do you wear whatever you like or do you like to dress the way a majority of the people there will bed dressed?

2)Do you wear band shirts to concerts? Is it of the band you're seeing or a different one?
Me--State Fair

embedding pictures in an email

Is there a way to embed pictures in Yahoo Mail instead of attaching them? I know my boyfriend's sister sends emails that way but she doesn't use Yahoo, and I was wondering if anyone knew how to do it.

Or if there's a way to do it with my school email or Gmail, I can also use those if I have to.
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    tired tired

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On thursday, a red sore appeared on the inside of my bottom lip. It is very close to the outside of my lip and is almost visible when i have my mouth closed. Now it has white dots all over it and looks like a bunch of small canker sores. On friday a smaller one appeared on my upper lip.  I have never given oral sex and my boyfriend doesn't have anything like that on his mouth, so i don't think its std related.  The only thing that was out of the ordinary was that I went out to eat on thursday, but I don't know if that caused it or not.  I'm afraid to show my mom because she will freak out, because it looks really bad.

Any suggestions to what it is? I know they will heal eventually, but they're really painful.
Also, I'm seeing my boyfriend tomorrow.  Should I refrain from kissing him?
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    worried worried


So, as a 29 year old woman, how would I go about seducing a 26 year old man who I am fairly certain is a virgin?

Not going to do it any time soon, but a girl needs to plan, ya know?

Getting him drunk is definitely an option, as we do that fairly regularly at his house when playing games/watching movies.

He is a geek to the core, which is one of the reasons I love him :)

*inspired by a raunchy dream I had last night...
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    silly silly
i say, old bean

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Okay, so if someone says 'i'm going to kick the living shit out of you' what do you think they're going to do with the dead shit? also, what will happen to the living shit?

before i manage to forget anything else, if you were to leave tomorrow for 2 weeks maybe on, vacation or somethng (cause that sounds spiffy) what would you take?

now tell me, what is your favorite porn TQC?
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    the who

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Are you offended or annoyed by how members of your your sex/gender/sexual orientation/race/etc. are portrayed and represented in the media (advertisements, tv shows, magazines, you get the picture)? Why or why not?
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    blah blah
hello lion-o

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When was the last time you had a Happy Meal? How old were you?
Which toys are better... the ones we had growing up or the current ones?
What is the best toy you ever got in a Happy Meal?

I am eating one right now and I am 24.. I couldn't resist the Hello Kitty toys they have right now. I got a little plastic cup with a hello kitty head topper that was full of hello kitty little kid hair accessories. I think the current toys are pretty damn cool, but my all time favorite was back when they use to put the meals into those Halloween buckets.

eta: age question
The Receptionist Classic

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Have you ever been fingerprinted?
And do you know which agency has your prints on file?

(I got mine done so I could legally work in the daycare, and they're on file with the DoJ.)

Do you think children's fingerprints should be taken and filed? (For identifying purposes in case of kidnapping, etc.)

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Where in the Bible does it say that homosexuality is wrong?

Where in the Bible does it say that masturbation is wrong?

Where in the Bible does it say that abortion is wrong?

Where in the Bible does it say that the Harry Potter books teach black magic?
Hell's Libarian

Name Generator...

I have found, a couple of months ago, a baby name generator that would give you names that were similar to other name, of course I didn't bookmark it at the time and my google-foo has failed me.  Anyone have any suggestions?

I'm basically looking for some good baby name sites period (with definitions) but I really want to find this one.

Thanks a bunch!
~ K.
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    whatever is on the hubbies computer

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The other day I was given a Samsung YP-T7J 1GB MP3 player. I'm having a couple problems with it.

First of all, it won't turn on. I plugged it into my computer for a day or so, and it's still not working. It came on for a little while after I had it plugged in for about an hour. How can I fix it?

Secondly, it didn't come with the software needed to make my computer recognize it. What software is necessary for this, and where can I obtain it? Will it only charge if I have the software? Could that be the problem?

Thank you!

band name!

my boyfriend and i have started a band and we are desperate for a name!

we play guitars (acoustic and droney), casiotones and percussive noise.

we can't put our finger on what we sound like quite yet, but we're open to any kind of names from made up words to pretentiously long-winded nonsensical sentences.

we are also considering the following:

pale as china
Camille Lampirovic
ultimate moose of life

so um. anyone have any band names they'd like to help us out with? nothing beginning with 'the' please.

Moving and Selling stuff!

I'm moving into a new apartment, same city, in a few weeks. Right now I'm looking to sell some things because the apartment I'm moving into is furnished, so.. I'm wondering how to go about that. I haven't used Craigslist before but some of my friends have and haven't had good experiences.

So TQC, what's your experience with Craigslist (or something similar), good, bad? Any tips?

birds building

you LJ + Top Chef

Check your full detalis on livejournal. (http://yourLJname.livejournal.com/profile?mode=full)

1) How long have you had your LJ?
2) How many entries have you posted?
3) How many comments?
4) How many comments have you received?

5) Did you think it would be more or less?

[P.S. 6) Tre or Hung?]

(Edit: BTW, about 5 1/2 years, 1,784, 5,306, 7,925, and I'm shocked I have that many comments because most people have more given than received. Oh, and Tre so far.)
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    curious (as usual)

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I recently heard an advertisment on the radio for a new sea otter exhibit and there were voice-overs from kids talking about otters.  One little boy said "I'd rather have an otter than a sister."

1 a) Would you rather have a an otter or a sister?

    b) an otter or a brother?

2) Are you male or female?

3) If you would rather have an otter, what would you do with it?

  • demia

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Hello, um could anyone send me the link to this site that allows you to make pictures talk? Btw, i'm Demia's friend. she's letting me ask using her account. ^^
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    confused confused

air con

you know how window air conditioners are almost always made for windows that open up and down? i have casement windows that open sideways, like most people seem to on the west coast.

i know they make ACs especially for this, but there are fewer of them and so they're more powerful and expensive. i just need one that will cool one large room. does anyone know if they make regular window ACs where the sliders made to fill the window will go up instead of sideways? if not, anyone know of a cheap AC for casement windows?

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Let's play pretend.
Say your community pool is just down the street from your home. You are going to go swimming (not just hang out on the deck).
Would you:
a) wear your street clothes and change into your bathing suit at the pool
b) just swim in your street clothes
c) put on your suit at home, but put on shorts/skirt and a shirt
d) put on your suit and just shorts/skirt
e) just put on your suit and walk to the pool

Does your answer change if you normally wear a one piece and switch to a two piece or vice versa?

What age are you?

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My psuedo boyfriend is driving 2 hours to come see me so that he can give me my birthday present (my birthday was May 12) that was apparently just finished. I have no idea what it could be, but he has asked me random questions like:

How strong are you?
Are you allergic to anything?
Exactly how tall are you?

And a few others I can't remember. He is so excited to give it to me that he is driving a good distance to give it to me RIGHT NOW. So my question is,

What do you think this gift could be??

(I hinted to him that I wanted a towel type thing that had a hood on it with a duck like little kids have, but I have no idea.)

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On Live Earth yesterday, why were there tyres behind the stage? There was lighting on the tyres, but were there any specific reasons why there were tyres? Any ecological reasons?
L (:3)

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1) I'm sure most of you are familiar with the practice of surrounding words with "~**~" to insult people. You know, saying something like ~*speshul snowflakes*~. But what I don't get is when people insult someone by saying they're ~*edgy*~. Isn't the whole "~**~" thing an attempt at edgy humor?

2) You know that Wendy's commercial where everyone is out in the woods kicking trees, and the guy in the Wendy wig yells "HOT JUICY BURGER!" What is that all about, anyway? Why are they kicking trees? Is there some joke I'm not getting here?
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    curious curious
  • meiran


So my husband and I want to buy a condo. Where we live, a house is out of the question.

Do you own your own home/condo/townhouse/cardboard box you live in?

How did you pick it out?

Did you have buyer's remorse?

Did you have to settle on some things you wanted? (like, less space to save money or get a better location).

Any random advice?

(non-serious answers welcome, but I do like serious ones too since I'm getting all flustered about this. We found a place I like, for a GREAT price, but it's smaller than what I wanted...)

The Art of Listening

When you listen to new music -- that is, music you have never heard before (and let's be hypothetical and assume it doesn't sound like something you have already heard) -- what are the first things you listen to, in order?

Example (this would be me):

1) Rhythm
2) Tone of Guitar(s) [if applicable]
3) Musical style (jazz, samba, rock, classical,....?)
3) The groove (different from the rhythm!)
4) Talent of the instrumentalists
5) The chord changes in the song / BASS
6) How the musicians interact musically / the Balance.
7) The emotion in the music [if applicable..]
8) Vocals / words
9) Lastly would probably be the 'equalization'
Answer this however you'd like; surely we all experience music differently so there's no real right or wrong answers here!
  • Current Music
    Umphrey's McGee
death from above!

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I'm working on campus over the summer, and I recently agreed to help do some skits that supposedly show what campus life is really like.  For one of the skits, I'm supposed to freeze in a pose that looks like I'm dancing at a party.  The problem is, I don't dance and I don't party, so it generally looks more like I'm convulsing than like I'm dancing.  Any suggestions for a good pose?

Inspired by an earlier post

Do any of you have siblings a fair number of years older than you?

My oldest brother is, and no, I am not joking, 25 years older than me.
My other brother is 23 years older than me.
I should add they are my half-brothers from my father's first marriage, and my parents are older parents.

I do not think of my oldest brother as my "half-brother" at all, really. I lived with him for a period of about 8 months a couple of years ago. He's always shown me unconditional love, and supported me when I needed it.
I do think of my other brother as a half-brother, though. Mainly for the fact that when I see him, which is only about 2-4 times a year, we do not say more than two words to each other.
  • 836am

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To the parents of TQC:

1. What came naturally to your in terms of caring for your baby/child?

2. What did you think would come naturally to you, but didn't and you had to learn?
  • Current Mood
    curious curious

Nine years apart....

1.  Do you and any of your siblings have a large gap in age?
2.  When you were a freshman in high school and someone was offering to take you [and a friend] ANYWHERE for spring break, would you have known where you wanted to go?  If so where?
3.  Was skipping a few days of school THAT bad to you as a teen?

I may elaborate on this later....

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  • iluq


My father refuses to put dishes in the dishwasher. Instead, he rinses them off, very quickly, using cool water, no soap and no scrubbing device whatsoever and puts them away, claiming they're clean. When I call him on it he screams at me that he's in the right and my mother rushes to defend him.

For the record, I'm totally in charge of running the dishwasher and putting the dishes away.

Am I wrong or is he a disgusting pig who wants to exert his authority in any way possible and this is just one of the many ways?
  • rel541

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there's this song i've heard on the radio a few times, it is a pop or hip hop song. it sounds like it is mariah carey but i'm pretty sure it isn't. i've been trying really hard to find it, with no luck.

the lyrics go something like "i need a little bit of L. O. V. E"

any idea?

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This might be awkwardly phrased but oh well...

Say you're working for $8 an hour, 40 hours a week. This is in Ontario, Canada, so feel free to apply it to your own wage experiences etc. and change the "hypothetical" wage. That's $320 a week, BUT I know there's a ton of deductions that happen to that amount before you get it.

What would these deductions be? How much are you actually getting?

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Why does my grandma get so pissed off when I close my door? I told her my AC was on and she left the door open on purpose to 'teach me a lesson'. o.O

On a related note, why does it seem to be so difficult for people to knock? I'm not doing anything secretive, my door isn't locked, but it still annoys me when someone just walks into my room without knocking first.


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What would you say to your S/O who pitched a fit over having to go to the store to get a bag of ice? Keep in mind said store is 1/2 mile away at most. MOST. And said bag of ice weighs 3-5 pounds.

The only reason we even needed it, is because someone didn't seal the freezer door all the way so there was a huge chunk of melted-and-refrozen shit in the bottom of the ice bin. It takes it 24+ hours to fill up again, and I emptied it around 11 or 12.

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1. I went out & got drunk on Friday night in a cold house & smoked a lot of cigarettes. It's now Sunday & I feel like shit. Did I make myself sick again?

2. Should I watch a shitty horror movie, a shitty action movie or a shitty sci-fi movie later tonight?

3. GUH! I'm 99% sure I've made myself sick again. Why am I such a fuckchop?

4. Why does my head hurt?

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I NEED a hair product that will keep my hair curly after I spend an hour attacking it with the curling iron. Does anyone have any recommendations for a product like this? A mousse, hair spray, anything to make and keep my hair curly/at least wavy? Is my only option a PERM?!? I have straight hair and everytime I curl it, the curls just fall out after about an hour. Money is not necessarily an issue. Collapse )

My actual situation....

A brief bit of history first... My sister and I are nine years apart and not very much like sisters, by the time she was eight I didn't even live at home.  I was semi-spoiled as a child and she was too until, after I moved out.  Her parents separated when she was about 10 leaving her with her mom and less than half the money in the house (father plays no role and provides no money), but half the people as well.  My mom then lost her job working for the county and ended up working for $5.80 part time.  Without going in to many details more, for the past four years they have been scraping by and I have been paying for and buying my sister anything she needs... I take her school clothes shopping, I bought her a new computer, I put her on my cell plan, etc. etc.  I get her all the crap that I wanted when I was her age.  Well, now she is starting high school and I offered to take her and a friend (but I did draw the line a BOY fiend) where ever she wanted on spring break and she is putting me off about it.

My question is, do you think she is just at the age where she is TOO cool to go with an older sister somewhere like that?

Or could it be she feels weird about the money I am spending, or maybe just something else?

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Does anyone remember a TV show about some sort of purple goo?
It would sort of cocoon people inside of it, I think.
I'm going to continue googling.

I've been thinking about it for a few years, and don't know whether it was an actual show, or just a nightmare; I was little.

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1. Did you preorder your copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yet?

I did, and Barnes and Noble has a far too complicated system. I have to preorder in the store, go on the 20th and get a wristband, and then go again on the 21st and get my book.

2. Should I go to the release party at B&N, since I have to go and get my wristband anyways?

3. What did you have for breakfast today? What do you usually have?

I had pancakes. I usually have toast with peanut butter.

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1. am i a pedophile if i'm really turned on by a picture of my husband in his late teens/early 20s (we're almost 40 now)?
2. do you like fresca? if not, which diet soda do you prefer?
3. should i send my kid a present while she's at camp? what should i send her (i'm not allowed to send food)?
4. when's the last time you told someone to stfu? what happened?
So's Toes

On Your Back Games

What are some ways to pass about 8 hours on your back?

My aunt is having a biopsy-surgery tomorrow morning. After the procedure, she has to stay there and lie on her back for 8 hours. I know she's going to be so bored so I thought I'd ask for ideas.

So far I've come up with laser Pictionary she and her hubby can play on the ceiling. Also, laser tic tac toe.

I'm at a loss for any other ideas and 2 "games" aren't going to last 8 hours.

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I want to make no-bake cookies but I don't have any wax paper. I do have aluminum foil, will that work as a good substitute? I fail at cooking most of the time.
  • Current Music
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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I burned the palm of my hand on a pan when I was removing it from the oven. I immediately put ice on it, then realized ice was too cold and put it against various frozen vegetables for the past 30 minutes. It hurts a lot, but a lot less when it's touching something frozen. I just looked up what to do, because I started worrying more about how much it hurts, and sites are saying DO NOT use ice because that will cause it to frostbite (though that hasn't happened because the frozen things are not that cold). I can't find anything else useful because they're saying just let it heal.

(It took me forever to write this because I kept trying to type with one hand, type while holding a frozen burrito, type without touching anything cold which I can only do for a few seconds before it becomes unbearable, etc).

What should I do?
krazie kermit
  • jobu27


Degrees from England are just as good as degrees from the US right?

and are there any universities that offer complete masters programs abroad?

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phone calls, baby showers and smoothies.

What is the longest you have ever been on the phone? (straight through, no call waiting or "let me call you back in two seconds") Who were you talking to, how old were you, and tell me something you were talking about.

- My boyfriend at the time, I was 17 and we talked from when I got off work that night at 11pm until 6am when I had to "get up" for school. 7 hours. We literally talked about everything...from our families to music to what he would do if he had boobs for a day, haha.

What are some cute/fun baby shower ideas? Anything from games, to food to...whatever goes on at a baby shower, ha.

- I've never been to one and my BFFL is having one in a few weeks.

And lastly, does anyone have a good smoothie recipe or tricks to actually give smoothies good texture and flavor while still being healthy? All of mine come out with a crushed ice-texture, and they just taste like mushed fruit and they're kinda bitter. If anyone has ever had a smoothie from Frulati, that's kind of what I'm going for.

Thanks kids.

Questions for British People

- What is the number for the police in case of emergency/robbery? Is it 999?

- Are there cafes in London where you can bring your laptop and have free wireless internet connection? (which would be like Starbucks I guess) Do you know the names of any of them/websites?

-Are there any cheaper grocery stores? And how good is ASDA?

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whose dick do I have to suck for a divx player to play my sex and the city season 5 avis right?

I tried divx, vlc, windows media player, avi player...

clearly this is a cocksucking conspiracy, so whose?


Do you prefer....

long hair (length: mid-back or longer)?
medium hair (length: shoulder area)?
short hair (length: above shoulders or shorter)?

I understand it depends on the person and blah blah blah...but generally speaking do you have a preference?

Kid Killers

Inspired by someone asking if I was dressed up like Nevada-tan in my icon. Killers are pretty creepy to begin with but if it's a child killer does that seem creepier to you (as in a child killing someone)?

Obviously depending on what they did versus an adult killer but in my opinion yeah...it makes it creepier, more so if they are completely insane (i.e. Mary Bell).

I worded this pretty badly...sorry guys.