August 28th, 2007

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do you watch Heroes?

Would those of you who watch NBC's Heroes recommend the show/DVD set to someone who likes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Stargate: Atlantis (a big genre fan, in other words) and other similar shows?

Is the show really as good as everyone who watches it claims?

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1. does anyone here watch Late Night talk shows? if so, which one's do you watch, and do you have a favorite?

my answer: i don't watch Late Night tv where i live at the moment because it's overseas, but i went to the U.S. this summer and watched Craig Ferguson's show and now i love him for some reason.


2. does anyone know where i can get the episode of Conan O'Brien's show where Craig Ferguson appears as a guest?

thank you.
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    Hairspray Soundtrack

Let's talk about sex.

Inspired by the post about showers for two possibly saving water, and my own shower this morning (solo, sadly).

Any sexual positions that just didn't work out for you and your partner? Something you tried and it just didn't work?

Any you didn't think would work but totally did?

Favorite "non-traditional" position? (By traditional I mean missionary, girl on top and "doggy")

Is there a better name for that position than "doggy"? I always feel like a 'tard when I say it.

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While watching a Simpsons Treehouse of Terror episode, I attempted to come up with a good creepy name for myself, were I to appear in the credits. I couldn't think of one for myself, unfortunately. My boyfriend, however, came up with a couple for himself that I just loved: Justin Church = Justin Church of Satan or Justin Sanity Church. His name is so versatile, I'm jealous.

So, how would your name appear in the credits for a Treehouse of Terror episode?

ET correct awkward language.
Beast mode!

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1. What did Yankee Doodle call "Macaroni"? Was it the feather, the cap, or the pony? Or something else entirely?

2. What was the last book you purchased? How long ago did you buy it? Have you read it yet?

3. What is your favorite flavor of yogurt?

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How long did it take you to learn the basics of Livejournal(posting, lj-cut, communities, userpics etc)?

Are you an expert now?

Did you learn it all by yourself? Or did you get screamed at first?

Do you get annoyed when people mess up on LJ?

What colour shirt should I wear today? Green or Blue?

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1. What do you usually eat on thanksgiving? (other than turkey, of course)
2. What is your favorite kind of juice?
3. When was the last time you ate?
4. What is your favorite dessert?
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Life Story

Are you guilty of being a "life story" person? Are you one of those people who, when in a business or acquaintance-type relationship, absolutely must give your life story?

My repairman is like that. I don't know why he felt the need to tell me he's a recovered drug addict who got his life back on track and started this business to take care of his 3482397423 kids since his ex-wife-baby-momma took off. He's a great guy and a supremely awesome mechanic, but dude, just fix my fridge, don't gimme your life story.

ETA: By mechanic I meant repairman/handyman. I'm waiting for a call from my mechanic and I have mechanic on my brain. :P
critical failure

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I've done research on-line and I can't find the problem or even a reference to what's going on.

I have an LCD monitor and an ATI Radeon x200 graphics card with updated drivers. My monitor has developed a shimmer in certain color ranges, mostly in the reddish range. It's quite annoying.

I have tried uninstalling the drivers. Changing settings can make it go away for a bit but it usually returns. It is present during the bootup phase and in the screen that shows when the monitor is on but the computer is off. I had the problem for a while, a month or two back but I did something and I don't even know what I did to fix it. It stayed fixed until I recently reinstalled windows.

So anyone have a clue how to fix this?

PS: Is LJ turning into goddamned face-book with all these dumbass promotional application trinkets (i.e. that pepsi bullshit on the profile page)?

Here will be a running list of

Things I Have Tried That Failed:

Uninstalling Drivers
Reinstalling Updated Drivers
Installing Old Drivers (This is harder than it looks with ATI...)
Jiggering With The Monitor's Settings
Playing With The Video Settings
Cleaning All Plugs
Plugging Monitor Into Different Outlet

Fixed for now! YES!
But these things can be temporary. I might just have to look into buying a new monitor if it pops back up. I cleaned/tightened the plug I had ignored since installation and all is well, now.

A Myriad of Unrelated Questions


1. Would you ever be the "other woman"?

2. Do you think that women who knowingly become involved with a person in a relationship are in any way responsible for the potential destruction of that relationship?

3. How do you think that the behavior of women towards other women relates to the feminist movement?


4. Would you ever be the "other man"?

5. If a person was cheating on her partner with you, would you consider a long-term relationship with him or her?  Or would you think that it could only ever be just sex?

6. How would you define "feminism"?

7. What is your favorite children's book ( pre-chapter books)?
8. Would you be concerned if your toddler took a sudden and intense dislike of most members of a particular gender?

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Better to be friends or more-or-less strangers

How well did you know your SOs before dating them (in both successful and unsuccessful relationships)?

Were you acquaintances, casual friends, good/best friends, strangers, etc...?

Did your friendship or whatever make it easier or harder to pursue a relationship?

Edit: I'm curious because a friend of mine recently told my best friend she had feelings for him, and the [seemingly] main reason he doesn't want to pursue anything is because she's a friend.
I understand this to an extent, and have also used this excuse in the past.

However, at the end of high school, I told someone I was interested in him, and he said he didn't want to pursue anything because he didn't know me that well.

Which is why I want to know how well you all have known your SOs.
Do you think it's better to know them pretty well, or not much at all?

Use a damn cut.

1. How long of a (text) story is long enough to use a cut when posting in a community?

2. Same rule for personal journals?

3. If the person has a super long story and pictures - and uses a cut for the pictures but not the long story, would you ask them to put some of the mini novel they wrote behind the cut too or would you just leave it alone? Does it depend on which community you're in to say anything?


I know this sounds bad but I don't know how else to put it.

But I want to know honestly what you think.

Do you think republicans can be truly happy people inside?

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I'm not a hardcore smoker. It's only been a few months since I've started. I average about two to five cigarettes a day, so it's not that bad. I want to quit before it gets worse and I get dependent, but I am having trouble. How can I cut down and quit without gum or patches? How can I fight cravings and such?

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1. Does two days off with nothing to do, no one to hang out with, equal too much free time?

2. Did you like Blossom? What was the deal with Tony? Did you have a flowered hat?

3. Do you like smoked salmon?

4. How many times have you moved? Doesn't moving suck? I hate packing all my stuff.

5. If you have a car, how often do you wash it? How often is too often to wash a car (yours or not)?
cubs hat
  • cme2694

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I've been exchanging emails with someone lately (not in a romantic way). Today, we needed to get things taken care of, so in his last email he included his phone number for me to call him. I did call, and got his voice mail.

When this happens to you, do you just wait for the person to call back or do you wait a certain period of time and then call them again?

How long do you wait to call back?

Do your times differ if it is a friend, family, or business relationship?
yummy beer!, yummy

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While living under your parents' roof and rules, if they got upset/peeved/angry or whatever over something you did (were doing), would you rather they had:

yelled at you for as long as it took to vent their feelings, and then be done with it?
meted out an understandably fair punishment or discipline action?
told you sincerely that they were disappointed and they didn't how long it'd be before they were over it?

What's the reason for your preference? 
Which one bothered/would bother you the most, and why?
KB: puppy!

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My mother is going to be in the hospital for a few days after surgery, and I'm trying to think of something to do for her that would cheer her up besides balloons and flowers. Can anyone think of anything crafty (or even not so crafty--I'm okay with just buying something easy) that I could do for her to cheer her up and make her happy?
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    worried worried


Where should I eat?

I'll probably order to go from some restaraunt. We've got the usual lineup of restaurants, TGI Friday's, Olive Garden, a Japanese restaraunt, um... Red Robin. Shit like that. :[

It will be the second time I've ever picked up food for myself (usually my aunt has to drive me), so it's kind of exciting.

Don't wake me up

Would it bother you if your SO masturbates while your sleeping in the bed next to you? or would you prefer them to go to another room? Or would you prefer them to wake you up from your sleep even though you have to get up in 2 hours for work?


If a good friend of yours said a racist comment about your ethnic background would you
A. Get offended
B. shrug it off knowing the person meant nothing by it

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tell me you didn't answer it

I tend to refer to them as Q&A's, some people call them surveys, and there's even some that refer to them as memes. A series of questions, usually between 15 to 75, where all you're asked to do is answer. People post them in journals; I post a tonnage of them a month.

Invariably, among the assortment of personal questions, there's usually one that says something to the effect of what's your deepest darkest secret? Sometimes it's what is something that you've nevber told anyone? That kind of thing.

If you've ever filled one of these things you actually answer this kinda question?
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    The Day After Tomorrow


So, my boss is putting together a contest for our office. If we bill a certain amount over our goal for the year, he's going to send us all on a vacation to Cancun!

I've been put in charge of researching all-inclusive packages. We've talked to the people at apple vacations and I've had some issues with them already. Not to mention, I've gotten some bad reviews from a few folks regarding them.

Anyone here do an all-inclusive package to cancun? If you did, who'd you go through, a travel agent? Vacation company?

I'm looking into Travel Impressions right now and they work with AAA, but I thought maybe I can get some actual information from folks who've been there, done that.

x-posted to a couple of places. Sorry.

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do i wear my red shirt with sheep on it 

or my black shirt with a cow on it?


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
i have to take have school pics taken and i wanna wear somthing noone would think of.

sorry their kind of crappy. i had to use my webcam because i have misplaced my camera :/
W: Whispering

Moral Question

I have a wallet that I am trying to sell. Everybody I have talked to have told me to take it back to Nordstrom, where I bought it. I still have the tags for it and it still looks brand new.

Here's where morality comes into play. I used it for about 3 months.

Question 1.- Would I be a terrible person if I took it back to Nordstrom?

Question 2.- Does anybody know about Nordstrom's return policy? Would they take it back?

Question 3.- Anybody want to buy a brand new looking, leather, Juicy Couture
wallet? Haha.
  • goop

young crushes.

How old were you when you had your first crush?

Who was it on?

Did you ever try to make your crushing obvious? In what way?

Mine was in 4th grade on this chunker named Jeff. Once I found a plastic diamondy thing in the grass at recess and he said it was SO COOL so I gave it to him. I believe it was his birthday (which coincidentally is now my daughter's birthday). He gave me a Jiffy Lube pen because he had two so we would each have one to match. I was smitten.

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If you had lunch at Burney Brothers' BBQ, what would you order?

If you had lunch at Dick's Drive-In, what would you order? Note: The Deluxe is a 1/3 pound patty with onions, pickles, mayo, special sauce and some other stuff that I forget right now. The Special is slightly smaller or something.

If you had dinner at Zao's Noodle House, what would you order?

Is there a Wikipedia entry about your high school? Can I see it? Mine.
nana smoking


I survived my first day of junior college. What have you accomplished today?
Have you ever had lust, not a crush, but lust after a teacher?
Do you like Head Automatica?
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    "Lying Through Your Teeth" -Head Automatica
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Animal people:

Do you find that you are more sympathetic towards the foibles of your animal of choice than a human? Such as when a dog runs into a sliding door rather than a human?

I find that, although both situations in my example are funny, I'm more likely to feel for the dog.
fuck that

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anyone speak french well?

i need to know if there is a similar word in french for the spanish "viva", as in, "long live"

but i don't want to trust google-fu or babel fish, i'd rather hear it from someone who knows for a fact, this is quasi important to get it right.
Haruhi disappearance
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1) What do you think of Amy Winehouse's father father-in-law urging the public not to buy her records?

2) What would you do/have you done if you plug up the toilet at your place of work, and it won't plunge? Assume this is the only available toilet.
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If you had to fight your way out of a zombie infested town with no access to vehicles, who would you rather have with you:

A U.S. Marine (with all accouterments).
A ninja (with all accouterments).
Two people of your choice who you know personally.
Isobel Mahariel

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What book have you read that you think everyone should at least read the first few chapters of?

For those of you into sci-fi/fantasy books, any recommendations? In particular, anything with vampires or dragons in them?

How about romance lovers? Any recs?
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  • zooey


Why are medical ID bracelets so stupidly expensive? I mean, "Here, you should probably order one of these bracelets that could potentially save your life, but we're going to charge you a minimum of $50 for it" is kind of stupid.

A 14k bangle for $800? Or $200? Heck, even the stainless steel bracelet on one site ended up being $80 with a medical symbol charm and the necessary engraving. Cheapest metal bracelet: $25, but that was one ugly bracelet. They've got jelly bracelets for $3.95, but charge $13 for the metal slider with the symbol and engraving space.

Don't get me started on the site that wanted $35 for a braided cotton band...
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Prince Harry

Stop! Hammer time.

Suppose the face of a watch you just bought was really scratched and scuffed ... would there be any way to say, polish the scuffs and scratches out or would you have to replace the face entirely?

I'm not too keen on the latter because I would like to preserve the integrity of said watch.
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Bowling Shoes

I was at the bowling alley recently and the shoes they rent have two sizes on them. Clearly one is women's and one men's size. I have had my own shoes for so long, I forget which size is men's ? The larger or smaller number ?

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Piercings, and reading OH MY!

What is your least favorite section of the bookstore? Favorite section?

My least favorite would be the Christian Fiction section, and the Romance section (save for Danielle Steel). The stories are just ridiculous! My favorite section is the computer section, and the humor section.

Do you have any surface piercings, or cool piercings? I'm itching for a surface piercing, (sternum, or back of my neck), but I am not too sure, and I don't know anyone with those piercings. PIX PLZ

Customer Service

I work in customer service at a bookstore. I answer questions from/ring up purchases from roughly 100 people a day or more. To make my day more interesting I generally will try to joke with customers and engage them in conversation, occasionally prompted by the things they are buying.

Would it bother you if I did this to you? Or would you feel that it enriched your shopping experience?

Would you shop at a place more often if you knew that the sales staff often tried to make friendly conversation with you?

Would it annoy/bother you if I made a (positive) remark about the items you were buying?
bird string

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My doctor wrote me a prescription for a drug called Levaquin, but I'm not so sure I want to take it after doing some research on the internet.

My question is: Has anyone here taken Levaquin before? If so, did you experience any side-effects? Some of the stuff I'm reading is pretty horrifying, and I just don't want to take the risk unless it's absolutely necessary. Either way, I'm going to call the doctor up tomorrow to speak with him about it; I'd just like to know if anybody here has had an adverse reaction to it before I do.

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1. Would you please tell me what is special about your state/province/county (or what have you)?

2. Which teams do you support? If the team you support isn't from a city where you've lived (or lived near), what about them makes you support them? (Not criticizing, just want to know.)
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Thanks for all the tips yesterday, TQC. I passed my driving test with a perfect score.

1. Where was the first place you drove by yourself?
2. Do you go to Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesdays (wings are 30 cents each!)? If yes, which type of sauce do you get?

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For those of you in school (college), or planning on going, do you think less of those who aren't going?
(those who arent going but work, live on their own, etc. as opposed to live-at-home-moochers)

For those of you not in school, do you feel like shit about yourself among friends that do go to school?

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Is it just me or when guys go pee, the pee lasts for a really long time? Anyone know why this is?
Ladies and gents, approximately how long does your average pee last?

My pee lasts for about 10 seconds.
um.. me
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For anyone on Yasmin (or probably most birth control pills): When it says that you can start on the Sunday after you get your period, do you still need to be on the period on the Sunday? (Mine will likely end before then, but I'd like to start the pills Sunday. The booklet was kind of unclear and I can't reach my doctor right now).

EDIT: Answered. Thank you!

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Ok, I've moved and in my old house I painted on my door to make it all purple. My dad did something to it before hand but I don't know what.

Now, I want to paint cartoon characters on it with acrylic paint. MY door is glossed. Do I have to paint it with emulsion first? Or can I just start painting?
WAS | Michael in general

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Can you taste the difference between turkey and chicken?

And I mean taste it like someone gives you a chicken pot pie and you can taste it and be all "wtf, you can't fool me. This shit is turkey." rather then I give you turkey and chicken and you're like "Oh yeah, they're a little different now that I'm eating them at the same time and can compare."

Of turkey and chicken (whether or not you can taste a difference), which do you prefer?
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1 - What are the chances that my ghetto community college will let me use my mom's credit card number to buy my school books? (I don't have the card with me...just the numbers and my mom won't be able to come in at all to purchase them for me.) What about in a Barnes & Nobles?

2 - What's the next big thing you're looking forward to? (Going to see Conan next Tuesday!)
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    Amy Winehouse ft. JayZ - Rehab RMX

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i was at a party and a guy opened a beer behinde a girl who was just standing there. he opened it under her butt, and it sprayed all over her pants on her ass.. and i dont think they knew each other.
does it mean anything that the guy did that to her?

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I just burnt some chicken I was cooking in a wok and now it tastes like it's been grilled with the little burnt grill marks, mmm. :)

What was the last mistake you made that wound up being a good thing?

(it doesn't need to be cooking related, mine just is)
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  • cme2694

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How do you clean yourself most of the time?

body wash + loofah
body wash + washcloth
body wash + hands
solid soap + loofah
solid soap + washcloth
solid soap + hands
other (explain)

How do you clean your hair?

Separate shampoo and conditioner
2-in-1 shampoo + conditioner
just shampoo
just conditioner
soap/body wash
just water
other (explain)

If you want to tell, what sort of body wash, soap, shampoo, or conditioner do you use? Any specific scents?
Post Modern Vegetarian
  • twine42

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So, with Order of the Stick down for a holiday, I need some more webcomics to get into.

What do you read every day?

For me: Order of the Stick, XKCD, dilbert, questionable content, bunny, sinfest, diesel sweeties and User friendly.

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Do you like, dislike, or hate 'new' internet slang?

& by new I mean stuff like lulz, ftw, orly, omgz, bb, teh sex, srsly, sry2say, etc.

it gets on my nerves but I use it sometimes so I can't really pass any judgement.
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I'm leaving for Rome for 3 months in January. The residence is known to get 3/4 breakins a semester. Usually they take digital cameras, laptops, and the like. What is the best way to prevent this?
the oc

hey there TQC

Obviously, i have some questions for you!

1. Is there anywhere you can rent a tool? (okay, stop your laughing.) I need a power drill to hang up curtains, and i only need it for like an hour. I am in college, and therefore broke and don't want to buy something i'm going to use once.

2. Should i study abroad spring semester (spring 08) or fall semester (fall 08)? I'm going to be graduating in spring of 2009.

3. Why is my ex-boyfriend a prick? (i like snark.)

thanks guys! :)

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So I'm out of the house about 13 hours a day due to work and school. My schedule causes me to be at school for about 8 hours a day, my morning jog causes me to be out another hour, and the rest I'm at work. I've been doing this for about 3 weeks and I'm so high strung, absolutely exhausted, and stressed. I've spent half tonight crying because I haven't had the time to get ANY of my school supplies and hardly any of my books (again, I've been in school for 3 weeks). I mean, I have a few hours of homework a night... I'm always moving. I never have time to rest, really.

I'm thinking of dropping my ceramics class (which is about 3 hours long), because it's the only class I really CAN drop (I really need to get my general ed credits). Thing is, if I do, I won't be covered by my Mom's medical insurance.

My job won't let me cut back on hours. And I can't quit because my parents are having really bad money problems (as in: we are filing bankruptcy and have to move).

What would you do in my situation?

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A friend texted me and asked me if I wanted to hang out the other night. I said no, because I had to study for an upcoming quiz. She got huffy with me and texted me back, saying that "[I] didn't go to class today, so why should [I] be studying?"

I got a little upset, because I'm a big academia nerd and I don't want to start school off with a horrible quiz grade. Also, I work with my friend, and I hang out with her at least 2-3 times a week outside of work.

My boyfriend thinks I'm being irrational and that I should want to hang out with her all the time. He also says that being nit-picky like this is what keeps me from developing friendships. Is this true, TQC? Am I forever to be burdened with a lack of friends because I want to study?!
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webcam query

What webcam should I get? My one purchase turned out to be a bust; the Logitech QuickCam 5000 I picked up was incompatible with WinXP SP2 (three other people I know of reported the drivers buggering up their systems too) and so I quickly dumped it. My requirements are:
  • mimimum 640x480 resolution
  • compatible with WinXP and SP2
Decent colour reproduction and usability in low-light situations would also help.

What do you use? How do you like it?
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by dose is plugged

I feel a cold coming on. What are your favorite home remedies and/or medicines for a head cold?

I'm drinking lots of hot tea, I took a vitamin and Flonase, and irrigated my sinuses with salt water (omg hate).

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Is there any particular reason why all day some sites have been loading just fine in my browser (LJ, DailyKos, others) but others refuse to load at all (Facebook,, CNN, others)? Or has there been some massive shutdown of half of my favorite sites?
  • iluq


How long after you got your braces off did you wear your retainers? Did you wear them faithfully? Did your teeth shift back?

I wear mine nightly and it's been nearly four years since I got my second set off. My teeth noticeably shift if I go without them for even one night.

Do you eat with your retainers in?

I have never been able to.

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EDIT: I finally got it to work... I logged out, back in, removed the items, re-added them, and typed my apt number in a different format. Whichever one of those things made it work... yay! But this is still lolz because WHO IS MARLEEN???


I just tried to order something from AE, and got this error message:

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Um, what the hell does that mean? And should I re-try?

EDIT: I did re-try and there was more failure. However, when I hit the "cancel my order" button, it took me to this screen:

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The my bag link took me to MY OWN bag, but I will not be re-trying anymore tonight! is fux0red :(

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1. What interest(s) do you have that you haven't found anyone offline who shares them with you?

2. An acquaintance gives you a nice birthday gift. This is someone who, had their bday arrived first, you wouldn't have given them a gift. Does this change what you will do for their bday?

3. When was the last time you were taken advantage of? What happened?