August 6th, 2007



I'm about to [try] to go to sleep, so...

1. do you have any sleep habits or things you have to do/have happening in order for you to sleep (for example, a light or tv has to be on, a fan, etc)?

2. what time do you usually go to sleep?

3. have you ever/do you right now suffer from any sleeping disorders?

4. what's the longest you've ever gone without sleep?

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Okay, question club. I'm not sure you'll be able to help me out this time, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

There was a scene in a book, I think it was a russian novel, where a man was describing an encounter he had. Well, it wasn't really an encounter. Go with me here.

A man, not the main character, is recounting a memory he had of seeing a woman standing on a boat. I think she was wearing a white dress. The woman never even saw the man, nothing important happened, but the man said it changed his life and he never went for a month without thinking about the girl on the boat.

Was it Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy? This isn't really something I can Google. The scene itself was very short and not all that instrumental to the plot, so Sparknotes, etc, probably won't help me, either.

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What's your favorite line/stanza from a poem or song?

Mine is in my icon. The poem is "The Hollow Men" by T.S. Eliot.

"This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but with a whimper."
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Mamo Usa chest

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What's a good workout for somebody with exercised-induced asthma?

Would need something low-key that still gets the job done. Especially looking for something that you can get on DVD or whatever, basically something with structure or a routine to it. =)

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I've been arguing with someone for exactly an hour about the goodness in the world, how some good comes out of everything, etc.

What do you think about the subject?
Got any hypotheticals I can throw at him?
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Remember Austin Powers in Goldmember?

Remember at the beginning when Austin's about to have a threesome with those japanese twins?

And he takes out that list?

The last one is something about making his father proud of him. Any Austin Powers fans remember the exact wording?

Is it just -Make Daddy Proud? I thought it was longer than that, though. -Make Dad Proud of Me?

I don't know and I want to use it as a spoof in a thing I'm writing. But obviously I can't mock it incorrectly. That would just be lame.

Edit: Earn Daddy's Respect, thank you to all those who actually went and found YouTube videos for me.

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My dad finally gave in after a year and a half of me begging and let me get a kitty.

TQC, what's her name? No one seems to know. :( Any ideas?
If it helps, she is a huge snuggler. Loves to cuddle. She's playful and silly. She loves to hide and bury her face in any nook she can find. She's 3 weeks old and was abandoned with her 3 brothers. She's beautiful. Take a look for yourself and help me come up with a name for my little girl... please?

Here are some pictures.

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I went to a ska show on Friday and skanked like I've never skanked before. Now however, I am really feeling it in my left calf and ankle. I have a horseback riding lesson on Tuesday that I cannot miss. TQC, this is where you come in.

What can I do it make it feel better? Heat or ice? How long? Muscle relaxant or no muscle relaxant? I don't need it to be completely gone, but dull it enough that I can ride for an hour and deal with the pain afterwords.

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There was a scene in either a book or a movie where there are these two boys, and when they were younger, one of them was being beat up by bullies. The other one saw his friend being beat up, and hid instead of helping. The one being beat up saw his friend run away and never trusted his friend the same afterwards. The story is taking place a while later, and the plot of whatever book or movie it was, it is relevant that this one boy doesn't trust the other. Does anybody know where this is from? I don't think it's from a very obscure story, for some reason I have the feeling it's pretty popular. It's been bothering me forever.
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Ok, TQC, my little brother is getting ready to go to college.

I've already bought him a mini fridge, and gave him my old TV. I'm also going to buy him a case of Mac N Cheese. Mom is taking care of the actual school supplies. Oh, I've already given him the 'you need condoms and shower shoes' talk, too, but I am not going to be buying him condoms.

What are some fun/random things that I can buy him that he's actually going to need?

What did you bring to college that was totally unnecessary?

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1)Say you were the illegitimate child of a famous musician and his will named six children, of which you were not one. Would you dispute the will to get your fair share of the wealth since you were his child or would you just let it be?

2)If you've seen the movie Doctor Zhivago, what did you think of it?

3)I had a weird dream sometime after hitting the snooze button for the third or fourth time that LJ was discouraging meetups of people by deleting their journals if they found out you had arranged a meetup with someone from LJ. And someone from TQC tattled on me and my journal got deleted. Who do you think would do that?
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Have you ever seen a Naturopath or Homeopath?

What was the experience like?

What were you being treated for?

What were the treatments like?

Did it work?

Would you recommend it for someone else?
James Franco joint

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My friend is starting his first year as associate band director at the HS I just graduated from. He just called my friend and I to come help with band camp. Honestly, I couldn't be more pleased.

1. Have you ever been in Marching Band?
Just my senior year, but I was co-section leader of front ensemble/pit
2. What did you play?
Mainly top marimba, some xylophone and vibraphone
3. If you haven't been in Marching Band, did you think those kids were all losers?
The first 3 years of high school, I was severely jealous. My junior year, my orchestra director told me I couldn't be in it because we were going to Chicago, and it would be too time consuming. So senior year, I was all over that junk.
4. If you could march any other instrument besides one you play (or any at all), then what would it be?
I am auditioning for drumline on bass drum at Florida State next year.

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loads of people stop eating when they're depressed or hurting or stressed, etc. why do you think it is that when we're upset we're no longer hungry and sometimes actually get sick when we do eat? i've always wondered what the connection is.
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so remarkably like me


7:11 PM 8/3/07 · Going to BaGG for years did hit an interesting point with the current job. Particularly where Jason WarlockWarlock's concerned, as he's got this whole thing with no one at our plaace of employ knowing about the place. Even to the extent of the one time I saw someone in the building that I saw at the club and told him he informed me that not only had I not seen this person there, this person has never been there.

Just as a general rule. He never actually saw who I saw.

Still, occasionally we do discuss the place at work but he's very hush hush about it anytime anyone's in our workspace. Truthfully, I've had no problem with anyone at my previous jobs knowing I this is amusing to me how he gets about it.

On the offchance someone did hear us going on about it, I had decided to handle it creatively.

We both refer to the place as "BaGG". Anyone hears it I figured we could come up with alternatives as to what it stood for instead of Bondage A Go Go. What I initially came up with (which stunned Jason WarlockWarlock into silence and then made him explode with laughter) was the Bay Area Green Grocery.

I've been trying to think up some more:
  • Byron's Amazing Green Gerbils

  • Bob's After Gorgeous Girls

  • Botulism and Great Germs

Obviously these aren't practical. You got anything?
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    Saving Grace

Night Terrors

1) Do you have Night Terrors? Did you have them as a kid too?

2) Do you sleep walk? Did you as a kid?

3)When someone wakes you up when you are dreaming,no matter who it is (significant other, mother, father, siblings, friends) do you wake up panicked and have no idea what is going on?

1) I have them now and I'm 20. I didn't have them as a kid. About once a month I sit up and scream, sometimes I scream 'help me' until someone 'wakes' me up and I immediately fall back asleep. Then when I wake up, I only have a vague memory of the events and have no idea why I was so afraid.

2) I used to sleep walk as a kid, my parents would have to put me back to bed when I was walking around.

3)Anytime someone wakes me up when I'm in a deep sleep I panic. :(
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1) What was the last meal you ate, and what did you have?

2) What is the best way to protect a tattoo(ETA: only 2 weeks old) from sunlight if you're going to be out in the heat all day? I'm going to an outdoor concert and would prefer not to wear sleeves. It's on my upper arm. I'm not sure if a bandanna is practical.

3) Do you prefer voicemail or handwritten messages?

4) Have you ever been to a 99 Restaurant? If so, what do you think of it?

5) Gel pens or conventional pens?

6) What is your favorite language to listen to?

1) an orange mango smoothie drink from "Naked" brand, and a Quinoa and Black Bean Salad. It was my breakfast.

2) Tell me, oh wise ones!

3) Voicemail

4) I have, and I think it's kinda bland.

5) Very good gel pens (don't stick), otherwise regular old ballpoints.

6) French!

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This is my first question, and it's one I've been asking people for years with varied results.

"Jingle bells, Batman smells,
Robin laid an egg
Batmobile lost a wheel, and .. " _____________ ?

What's your local variant on this?

EDIT: The consensus seems to be that either the Joker ran, or got, away, or broke his leg, or took ballet.
I should add at this point that another variant on the song ends with "Commisioner had to pay." But this seems to have been confined to the Pacific Northwest.
bomb shit


What's the point of dontspeakforme? FOr those too lazy to click, its a community to "counter" the stuff Cindy Sheehan says/said about the war.

Um, if she's an anti-war activist, why would conservatives believe that she is pretending to speak for them?
archer / pam.
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What was the last movie you walked out on? Or wanted to?

I was so prepared to walk out on I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. I wasn't expecting it to be great, but it was just offensive and painful to watch. But my friend wouldn't let me because we'd paid 10 dollars for it. :( Let it be known, I wanted to see The Simpsons.

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Anyone seen the preview for the movie Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon?

if you have, do you know what song plays in it? (The scary kinda one?) and what other movies its from?

Its bugging the crap out of me. :[
disney - lilo and stitch - ohana

baby gift

What is a good birthday present for a one-year-old little girl? Price range somewhere around $30-40. Maybe a little more if it's something really awesome. I don't know what's big right now for babies.

I also need to find a gift for an eleven-year-old boy, but that'll probably be a bookstore gift certificate, because the kid reads constantly. Any good books for kids that age? His reading level is beyond his age, but I don't want something too old for him either.
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My friend is having a costume party this weekend. I'm dressing up as Daisy from The Great Gatsby. Now I have the whole outfit put together, however I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for accessories. Is there anything I should bring with me that would give a better hint of who I am dressed up as?

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How many comments do you think it takes to get to a second page of comments?

How many comments have you left?

How many have you received?

How much higher do you think your 'received' number would be if your posts to communities were included?
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So my family and I were going to NYC and we wanted to go to one of the Midsummer Night's Dream "Shakespeare in the Park" performances.

1. Have any of you been to Shakespeare in the Park? What was it like? Would you recommend it?

Tickets are free but we can't stand in line for them and we're willing to pay someone for their tickets, I've found some people on craigslist who do this.

2. I've never used craigslist for something like this before; any tips to make the transaction non-sketchy? E.g. what sort of questions I should ask the seller, how I can ensure I won't get ripped off, when/how I should pay him/her, etc?

3. Given the fact that tickets are normally free, but the productions are supposed to be great, and if we don't do this my family and I will probably be paying $110/person to see a Broadway show, how much would you think is a good price for the tickets? I know a lot of you are cheap so don't say what *you* would be willing to pay, but how much you think is the max *my* family should consider paying. ;)



1.) If a crazy person told you that you are attractive, would you take it as a compliment or an insult?

2.) Does your toilet seat have a cover?

3.) Would you name your child after yourself?

4.) What do you imagine your funeral will be like?

5.) Also, how do you like your eggs?

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1. Have you ever gotten paid for a job "off the books"?
2. What kind of job was it? How long did you work there?
3. Why did you opt for "off the books"?
4. What are the biggest drawbacks/advantages of being "off the books"?
5. What are the biggest drawbacks/advantages of being "on the book"?

On another note,
Today is my birthday TQC, I am now the big 2-4. Will you wish me a happy birthday?
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1. How long ago did you update your own LJ?

2. Do you have any other journals besides LJ?

3. Where at/what are they?

4. What's your favorite LJ community that either no longer exists or has practically died?
hate pimentos

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Anybody here go through a medical coding and billing program?  Did you finish?  Do you like it?  Was it easy to get a job?  if you didn't personally, do you know anyone who did?  What do they think?

would it be possible for me to cram any more questions in one post?


This guy walks into my office asking me if I've heard of his paper company. I have, inform him that I'm very busy as I am the only one who is not on vacation/not in the meeting that is currently being held and that I've got a lot of catching up to do. He said he'd like to give me some price quotes on toner and went into our copy room. He's been in there for a good 10 minutes.

He's in there do I get him to leave??

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1.) What radio stations do you usually listen to? What genre of music do they play, respectively?
2.) Are there any radio shows you try to listen to whenever they're on?
3.) What radio stations do you usually listen to in the Grand Theft Auto games?

Locks of Love

so, I've decided that since my hair's gotten so long, I think it would be nice to donate it to Locks of Love. one problem, my hair is highlighted and while they CAN use coloured hair, they CAN'T use bleached hair.  I'll probably be dying my hair dark again once fall/winter rolls around, does anyone know if they would accept my hair then? like if the bleached parts are dyed over?

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What is your opinion on the fact that people who are good looking have less problems that people that aren't? When I was younger, I thought that pretty girls just couldn't have the same problems as other people, because the fact that they were pretty made life a lot easier for them. That isn't really what I think now, but what is your opinion on that?

edit: Also, what do you think when attractive people talk about the hardships their looks have brought them, you know, "It IS hard being pretty because I feel like nobody really cares about my personality", etc?

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My feet are nasty

My feet are extremely blistered right now, and I can't get rid of it by scrubbing them with exfoliating sea salt.

Is there anything I can do without buying a special foot scraper?

I just got a pedicure a month ago so I don't want to spring for another one.

New (Used) Car!

I just got a new used car, a low mileage 04 Honda Civic. So:

1. Did you make payments on your car, or pay for it outright?

2. Of all the cars you've owned, what was your favorite?

3. Do you have an awesome car tip you'd like to share? Anything from cleaning to maintenance to handy stuff to keep in it?

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    I'm in Love with My Car

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What makes a good cover letter?  What do you write/highlight about yourself/how do you format your cover letters to make them stand out and be generally awesome? 

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I have been overtly lethargic since I started lexapro about 10 days ago.
Within hours of waking up I'm yawning and tired, generally not wanting to do anything yet unable to sleep.

I'm taking it for anxiety, which it has gotten rid of but at the same time it has eliminated my emotions altogether. I got a new car and didn't "whoo-hoo" or anything.

To start with I'm not much for showing emotions (everyone close to me describes me as "stoic") and now I just stare off into space and have a neutral "._." look on my face all the time.

Should I stay on the lexapro and live with being a lethargic blob?

Or should I quit the lexapro and go back to being a nervous wreck?
Haruhi disappearance
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1) Is there any non-surgical breast enlargement product out there(thats not pregnancy or weight gain!) that actually works? What is it? (Don't laff D:)

2) Do you notice a difference in quality between products made in your own country and ones shipped over from sweatshops? How so?

3) Does a drop waist or a V waistline on a gown flatter a plus-sized apple shaped woman?? If not, what silhouette would you recommend? (such as A-line, empire, etc)

4) When is the last time it rained where you are?

5) Do you bring a lunch to work or do you buy takeout?

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this might be a dumb question, but does canned food go bad if it's left out in the heat?

i would think no, but i'm not sure and i don't want to give my family botulism or anything...

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ok, i'm stressing because i'm taking my dog to the vet tonight. the reason for the visit is because she can't open her mouth very far without crying. she can eat and drink, but she can't yawn. i opened her mouth (and made her cry) and didn't see anything in there.

what the fuck is wrong with my dog?

all answers welcome, i need to stop stressing about this.
bathroom tiles [personal - do not take!]


I was just testing out my new camera... (Nikon D80!!) and decided to take pictures with my fisheye adapter. But there's just one problem...whenever I take the picture with the fisheye, this thing happens:

WTF is that shadow on the bottom and how do I get rid of it?
Yes, it looks like a penis. And no, it's not a shadow of my head.

(I'm still kind of an amateur when it comes to cameras and photography.)

Serious answers PLZ.

EDIT: YAY! GOT IT! THANKS jspurlin + noveldevice !!! :)
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Since TQC has moderated membership...if YOU were a TQC mod, would you let obvious trolls in to the community every now and then just to "spice things up"?

Do you ever come up with a question you really want to ask but don't because you feel it's too soon/close to a post you recently made?

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Guess the dark comedy :)

There's a girl.
A what? You know I don't approve of you seeing other girls- people. Who is she? 
Roweena, a friend of Anne's. I met her once and was hoping to meet her again.
Oh, I see.
Roweena! Roweeeeena! And what am I supposed to do while you're doing the underpants charleston with this insane, blind tart?
Why are you getting so angry? 
I can't help being angry when I'm furious! So, before you go off to raise your bearded freak circus, what's she like? 

She's nice. 
She's nice, she- dont make me sick into my own scorn. What are her prospects? Does she play the viola? Does she embroider? Is she kind to the servants? 

I don't know. All I know is I like her and there's a good chance that she likes me. 
[Later] Well, we're going to this party because I'm trying to picture this girl who likes you and all I can see is you in a dress.
i say, old bean


when was the last time someone you hadn't seen in awhile just showed up out of the blue?
was it a good surprise?
who is this person to you? (like a family member, ex, old friend, acquaintance even.)

also, i know this is asked a lot, but what is your favorite joke? as of RIGHT now.

broken condoms!

yes, i know not ALL childfree people are insane.

onto my question.

do those nutty CF people think of their own mothers as moos?

do they think of themselves as crotch droppings, broken condoms, failed abortions, etc.?


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Hey TQC, what are you wearing?
Black yoga pants, white AA shirt, flamboyant rainbow sweater, socks with easter eggs on them.

When was the last time you took a bath?
I think about two years ago.

What would your own personal hell be like?
Shoe shopping for all eternity in a very cold Saks Fifth Avenue while Mr. Lonely plays on repeat.

What would your own personal heaven be like?
Riding my bike down a steep, endless hill for all eternity.

Will you play Scrabble with me?

Internet without Cable or Phone?

I've just moved into a small in-law apartment that's attached to a house. The homeowners are paying the utilities (included in my rent), and have satellite cable, which they've been kind enough to offer a box for my use in the apt. Free cable - great, since I don't watch enough regular TV to warrant paying for it myself.

Internet, though - that's another story. I'm a confirmed junkie, and if I'm not watching movies on my laptop, I'm watching whatever online for entertainment. I'm going to be setting up my desktop and a big monitor to act as my TV, so though I have a TV, I'll probably be freecycling it to save space. There's no internet access in the apartment at the moment - the previous tenant had Comcast cable and internet through the phone company, so everything is accessible and ready to go.

Since I've got a cell phone (this question was prompted by a recent cell vs. landline question), I don't need a land line either, but I don't really see many options to get a decent speed without paying for either useless cable or a useless phone line to run it through.

Any ideas? If I can avoid it, I'd rather pay for just what I'll use - the internet access, and not additional cable/phone bills.

Thanks for the help!

EDIT: I'm in San Mateo, CA - sorry about that!


1. Do you like key lime pie?
2.Are you sexually attracted to men?
3. Where do you buy most of your clothes?
4.Do you prefer sweet or savory bagels?
5. What is your favorite movie quote?
6. Would you ever have your parents live with you? Your grandparents? Other relatives? Would you charge them rent?
7. What's the worst movie you have ever seen? What made it so bad?
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Ah, crap

Have you ever seen a question on your friends page and just assumed it was from TQC and answered it with the amount of snark this community seems to crave before realizing that the question was not, in fact, on TQC but in a community where one is expected to give a more respectful answer?

'Cause I just did that.

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why is it suddenly so hard for me to be single?

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short version: i'm 20 and for the most part i've been fine with being single all this time i've been attracted to guys and kids started dating(you know like 8ish years) but suddenly i just can't stand it.
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Which group of LJ crazies do you think is the craziest? Why?

Also, do you hate the sound of a ticking clock?

EDIT: I've never ran into the renfair people on LJ are they really that insane?

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What's your resting heart rate?
Mine is apparently 64 which is weird. It used to be in the 80's and I exercise much less than I use to. Also, I checked on person's resting heart rate and it was like 147, and I thought that people died when it was that high. (I'm kidding, I know he wouldn't be dead. Just unhealthy)

Is anyone you know really grumpy today?
Yes. Well, he says he doesn't feel grumpy, but he's acting it.

Which is worse:
running a red light on a bicycle
crossing the street on foot against a red light?

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Do you think time travel is possible? (Into either/or future or past, not necessarily both.) Do you think we'll live to see it?

And if you could go anywhere in the past or future, where would you go?

Historically, I'd want to see the founding days of the USA. The Revolution, the Constitution, all that. Personally, I'd want to see what my grandparents were like, because I never met them.
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Did you or do you work during the school year? Why? How do you feel about it?

I worked a huge amount during high school because my parents were dicks and thought it was good for my character to pay for everything (including food, wtf). I believe I had lower grades and missed out on a lot because of it.

Dog Poo

I live in an apartment building which used to be a gigantic house, but is now divided into four units (of varying sizes).  I walk my dog at least twice a day and at least one of those times he will poo.  I have one of those nifty poo bag dispensers attached to his leash handle, so I always pick up after him.

The communal trash cans and recycling bins are located beside the entrance to the garage, but also next to the steps leading to the front door to the girls' apartment upstairs.  My dog's poo usually goes into the trash cans, but that has become really nasty.

The bags have started becoming stuck to the bottom and when a little rainwater comes in it just gets horribly nasty.  My landlord just took the cans back from the curb (today was trash day) and tossed out a poo bag that was stuck to the bottom of one and didn't get thrown into the dump trucks with the rest of the trash.  It was oozing and moist and COVERED IN MAGGOTS.  :x

The stink and the flies are overwhelming the cans and it's pretty much driving the girls crazy (I shouldn't lol, but I do).  So I want to figure out how to deal with this problem....  Out of courtesy to my neighbors, I want to stop using our communical trash bins for poo bags.  But now I have no idea what to do with them!  Throwing them into our kitchen trash can will make the kitchen reek.

Any ideas?


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Do you like kathleenbarbie?

Heck no, techno!
wtf SOMEONE likes her?!

Why won't Amber's brother give me pictures even though when he saw mine he asked my WoW name and told his mom she could take pics when he had a shirt on?

He secretly loves you but he is angry at his mother
He secretly loves you but doesn't want to move too fast
He secretly loves you but he's into playing hard to get
He secretly loves you and is being a dumb teenage guy
He secretly may or may not love you.

And by Amber I mean latenightdrives.



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I broke up with my boyfriend recently, for a lot of reasons, but partly because I felt he just didn't care whether we were together or not, or that he was pretending he didn't care. I was just over it, but I had been in a bad mood all week and so I wasn't torn up about it or anything. The thing is now that I'm feeling better, I really regret doing it. He looked really sad when I told him, like he was about to cry. I know this sounds weird, but I don't really know what to do because I've never broken up with somebody before. Is it natural to feel guilty, or should I actually be feeling guilty because I was in a horrible mood when I did it and therefore not thinking straightly, and it was actually a mistake?
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let's all play the imagination game

For those who work:

Let's say you are given a new task at work. The good thing is you get to choose the task. It can be ANYTHING and it will be paid for and as normal as all your other daily tasks. But you must do it every work day.

What task would you pick?

Some ideas to get the ball rolling: take a crap, eat one piece of high quality chocolate, masturbate, have sex with a hot person.

Do you think over time you would actually come to loathe that task? Like, "awww man, it's 2 o'clock. I have to go have sex with the hot person again :("
House -- Maybe I'm wrong

To tip or not to tip

Southwest managed to lose my bag on my return flight today. I've been home for maybe 6 hours, so no big deal at all, and they've been nothing but helpful, responsive, etc. Luggage just sometimes goes on a vacation of its own.

They just called and have sent a guy out to bring it out to me. He left the airport just before 9 at night, and I live a good 3 hour round trip from it. I'm embarassed to admit that I have no idea if I should tip this guy, since I'm generally pretty good with tipping etiquette.

So, should I tip the guy? Granted, it's his job, but it's the skycap's job to take my bags from the curb and I tip him, it's the casino cocktail waitress's job to bring me a drink and I tip her, and just generally am inclined to tip left and right -- $5 or $10 isn't an issue money-wise, certainly, it's just the etiquette that has me confused. Help me, TQC! You're my only hope! (Of not inadvertently being rude, anyway.)

Food.... and medication

1.) I am considering being put on Welbutrin for my terrible anxiety. How did it affect you? What are the good/bad parts of your experience?

2.) What is your favorite candy?
3.) Favorite kind of donut?
4.) Favorite kind of muffin?
5.) Favorite way to prepare potatoes?

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how do you get involved with a scientific study?

have you ever been a participant in a study?

do you know if there have been any official studies on gender identity in identical twins?
lost in translation

hay guise

I turn 21 tomorrow. I'm not a big drinker, so I'm going out for a single drink, just to commemorate, and such.  We're going to a tiny Irish pub called The Snug in Hingham, Mass. Pretty much a dive. What's a good solid first legal drink, in your opinion, tqc? What's in it?

 I don't like beer or straight liquor, and I unfortunately tend towards girlie fruity concoctions. Appletinis and all that shit. However, I want something I can be confident they'll actually have supplies on hand to make.

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I am going to make stir-fry and want to try something new. I have a can of minced clams to add but have never cooked with them before. Should I add them in during the cooking, or only at the very end, just to warm them up?

Er, I might add that I have never eaten clams before, so what should I expect them to taste like?

I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read a while back; it was a futuristic deal, with a robot who wanted to die but couldn't. Then a human guy found a girl who was living at a zoo but she told him all the animals were robots and the two realized that everyone was stupid because of the drugs they were given and that robots ran everything so they quit the drugs.... or something. And then the guy escaped somehow and ended up in a mall which was inhabited by a bunch of religious wierdos. What is this book?

Have you ever been squaredancing? If yes, did you lovelovelove it?
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Random assorted randomness

1. Have you ever had a Ritter Sport bar?
2. Do you even know what they are?
3. Do you like to go driving just for the hell of it?
4. Favorite breakfast cereal?
5. Do you ever get bored and post questions thought up by looking at random objects around the room like I am right now?

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1. My friend is pre-med and her birthday is coming up. I'm going to PA school, so one of the books I got and loved for my birthday was "Getting in the PA School of Your Choice." I want to get the same kind of book for my friend, only one that helps with advice on applying to medical school, or about med schools. Do you have any recommendations or friends that can attest to a book's value like this?

2. Isn't eating with chopsticks amusing?

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How does one become popular in TQC?
Is it just a matter of asking a good number of interesting questions AND giving intelligent, witty answers?

Im not striving for this, just curious :D
Oh hay thar

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Say you are planning to do something big for your SO. Not for any reason/holiday, but because he's went above and beyond lately and you want to show your appreciation for being the greatest person alive.
During a random conversation, you thank him for all that he's been doing and you say you "really should do something special" for him. Out of nowhere, he tells you "not to (thing you were planning)" because it's a waste of money. (FTR, we are financially comfortable and can afford this)

Do you:

a) go ahead with it knowing that he'd want it, love it, and appreciate it anyway

b) think of something else

c) kill him in his sleep for ruining a very good surprise and because he is a freak and can read minds
Bloody Kisses

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Are you shy or confident? If you are shy, can you manage to fake enough confidence to get yourself through some situations?

Girls, have you ever asked a guy out? How did you do it?

Guys, have you ever been asked out by a girl? Any tips on doing it with the right level of confidence, not seeming desperate, etc?
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rubber ducky

1. What is the longest you've ever gone without bathing?

2. Do you prefer showers or baths?

3. What kind of shampoo do you use?

4. What kind of soap do you use?

5. Do you use a washcloth, loofah, or your hands?

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One last post for the night, hopefully with slightly more interesting questions.

1. What's the weirdest thing you've ever woken up to?

2. Do you drink soy milk regularly? If so, why?

3. Do you have a sickeningly adorable photo of your pet? Mind sharing it/any?

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In a week I'll be back at school and cable-less, but I can't live without my few addictive shows. stuff like Grey's Anatomy and Lost are aired officially online by but is there any site that has stuff from TLC like Miami Ink?
bathroom tiles [personal - do not take!]


Has anyone ever been to a Toastmasters Club? Or know anyone who has?

What was it like? What kind of people go there? What exactly happens?
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So's Toes


1. What is your favorite fruit?
Probably Macoun apples. I could eat two every day.
ETA: EEk! I forgot pomegranates! Oh, I love winter only for them.

2. What is your least favorite fruit?

3. What does passionfruit taste like to you? Is it a subtle flavor for you or an acrid, strong flavor?
It tastes VERY strong to me and acrid like bleached dirt, but my husband says it's a very subtle flavor to him and smooth. I hate it and if I accidentally taste it or kiss him after he has had something with passionfruit, I can't get the taste out of my mouth. Ugh.

4. What is your favorite fake fruit flavor?

5. Least favorite?
Peach. I remember there was this Wacky Fruit gum when I was a child. I wanted to try to soooo bad and begged for it all the time. I think I chomped down two times before spitting it across the room. I also do not like peach schnapps unless mixed with lemonade in a frozen drink. For some reason the lemonade makes it takes like a real peach, which I love.

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Did your family have Pope Dishes (i.e. fancy dishes in a cabinet or something that no one ever actually uses, ostensibly in case the Pope/Queen/someone equally fancy and unlikely to have dinner at your house shows up someday)?

Do you have Pope Dishes? If so, why?

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1. I'm considering changing my cell's voicemail to just me saying "here comes the" really quickly, and then me saying "beep" for a really long time. Do you think that's endearingly dorky and immature, or stupid?

2. What is your current voicemail?
self, cat, adorable

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Do you prefer when you're using a number pad (ATM, phone, computer, etc) that they start at the top left corner and go 7, 8, 9, or do you prefer when it starts at top left and goes 1, 2, 3 like on a telephone?
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket or Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket?

I prefer the first one.

element of surprise;Eddie Izzard

pretty dresses and things

What do you think of ordering important things online? Like, I'm kind of in love with this dress, and it does have a huge amount of measurements to be filled in, but it is still all submitted online. And the price is so amazing that it almost seems a little shady. This is the hypothetical wedding dress for my hypothetical wedding, do you folks think it's wedding material? I know it's not all white but it's so dang pretty!

To continue on the topic of dresses, what's your thoughts on the obsession with strapless gowns? Personally I'm annoyed that so many dresses are strapless, because only certain specific types of figures can pull it off, imo. Feel free to post pictures either demonstrating how various figures can or cannot pull off that style of dress! (I'd love to see some cannots, really, I'm a meanie like that)

Have any posts on here inspired you in any way? Earlier today I saw a post about exercise and a comment mentioned Yoga Booty Ballet, which I bought ages ago but was too lazy to actually bother with, and seeing someone else say they liked it was enough to motivate me to give it a try! It was fun, and it kicked my ass, so I'm looking forward to a little bit of fitness in my life :)