What's your favorite word, if you have one?
I know this has been posted countless times but...
1. What are the colors of your bedroom walls?
2. Post pictures if you can plz!
What are your feelings about roadside memorials?
Can the multi-purpose contact lens solutions be used as a saline solution? Is it the same thing? Like if I wanted to use it to flush something out of my eye, is it safe to do so using the multi-purpose stuff?
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?
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?
Do you write your own songs?
Post the lyrics!:D
What are your top 3 favorite snacks? Why do you like them so much?
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.
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.
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?
Are you looking forward to anything?
Long term- not really.
Short term- lunch.
What are you all up to today?
What should I do after class and the gym?
Are there any words you know how to use correctly, but don't quite know the meaning of?
How about words you use incorrectly but know the proper meaning/use?
If so, which words are they?
In your home, do you follow the "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down" rule?
How do you conserve water in your house?
How long is "too fast" to get over a crappy long-term relationship/marriage/etc. and move on?
How long is "too long" to get over it?
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?
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?
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
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:
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.
What food(veggie, fruit or type of food) will you not eat no matter how good everyone says it is?
1.) What was the best show (concert) you've ever been to?
2.) The worst?
What made them so great/awful?
Which DBZ episode does the "IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAND!!!!" clip come from?
I have a three and a half hour layover next week in Atlanta.
What sort of things should I do to pass the time?
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?
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?
If you could be seven years old again for one whole day, knowing what you know now, how would you spend it?
what has, if anything, renewed your faith in humanity in the past..oh, i'unno, 79 hours?
who or what do you consider a failure? explain plz.
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?
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?
Yay or Nay?
Ever done it? What color?
Edit: If you say Nay, give me your reasons why
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?
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?
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?
can you solve this?:
STALE is to STEAL as
89475 is to ______
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.
When you buy a gallon of paint from the store, say Home Depot, do they charge you extra to add the color, or is it just whatever the paint costs?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
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?
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 out...do you actually answer this kinda question?
Do many people suffer from sleep paralysis and attendant hallucinations? I've been suffering from it a lot recently.
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.
Have you ever peed in a swimming pool? The ocean? Some other body of water?
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
1. what's something that you want to or should say to someone, but you're holding your tongue about it?
2. who's this person?
3. & why won't you say it?
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...
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.
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 ?
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
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?
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.
Do you (or have you ever) use(d) a douche?
I just bought myself a hair straightener. Anyone have tips or advice on using it?
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.)
What is your opinion of a large university that does not have any fiction sections in the libraries (apart from one that has a juvenile fiction section)?
Am I justified in being outraged?
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?
I just had a sudden, intense craving for Cherry Garcia frozen yogurt.
Are you craving anything today?
What's your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
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?
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.
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!
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?
How do YOU pronnounce Lila?
do you think Owen Wilson tried to off himself?
i do :(
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?
Hi you. What are you munching on? Wanna trade? I have Cheesy Cheese Chachos(NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURING!).
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!)
1)What's a big stressor in your life?
2)Is there any LJ friend you have that you wish lived closer so you guys could hang out more often? (oh good grief, y'all. name some names!)
1) Was your junior year of highschool the hardest?
2) If so, why?
3) If not, which year was?
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?
1. what are some ways that one can develop an innovative or creative way of thinking?
1. has anybody ever seen the movie kids?
1a. if you have seen it was it worth watching?
2. (to any photographers) what type of camera do you use?
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)
If you had to choose to not ever wash your bed sheets or your towel ever again, which would you choose? (ONE or the OTHER, please)
What body part do you wash first in the shower?
Do you believe that showering with your partner saves water?
What's your favorite food from the fair?
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.
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.
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?
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! :)
My short cut is fun and all, but now I'm sick of it.
TQC - how can I make my hair grow longer, faster?
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?
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?!
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).
What do you feel constitutes as a 'third' wheel situation? or a 'fifth' wheel, more specifically?
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, del.icio.us, CNN, others)? Or has there been some massive shutdown of half of my favorite sites?
what've I, what've I, What've I done to deserve this?
Does anyone else wonder what happened to that girl's drunk boyfriend who disappeared in the middle of the night?
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.
You know, he of the Come On Feel The Illinoise! fame? How do you pronounce his first name?
Is it SOOF-john?
(or any variation thereof?)
Hmm. I think I just flirted with my Biology Professor. Something tells me this is a bad idea.
Have you ever flirted (or more) with a teacher?
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?
Would you rather be told that you have amazing eyes or an amazing mouth?