I've been on the pill for like 5 years now. I won't be able to get it refilled for a while, and thus will be without it for a week. Now, besides the obvious side effect of being more likely to get pregnant, what other side effects can I expect from going off it for just a week? Will it really even matter?
Is there a way to transfer a saved game from one Wii to another? I'm going to Vegas in a few weeks for work and want to play my Zelda file on my friend's Wii, but I'm not sure how. I have to option to bring my Wii with me, but I'd rather not travel with it.
Which brings me to... should I be concerned about my Wii going through the x-ray machine? My sister says she's worried it'll harm it, and I have no idea if it will or not.
I woke up at 3:00PM today, or I guess yesterday, and my entire body hurt insanely bad. Well, it still hurts, it actually feels worse. AND I have bruises all over my legs and I feel like I have a black eye, though there isn't a bruise or anything. Just the painy feeling. What the hell, TQC? Did I get into a fight with ninjas in my sleep?
Should I try to go to sleep now? I don't want to but I know I should. Hm...
Do you like birds? I dislike birds. They are too bony, with their tiny little...bones. And they can flap in your face if they really wanted to.
I have like, the reverse of seasonal effective disorder. Feel terrible in the summer, over the top during winter. Is my brain confused?
I read an article about why kids drop out of college, and one of the reasons was that the work was way too hard. High school didn't prepare the kids and it was just too overwhelming. A girl left a comment saying that she took all AP classes in high school and college was still too hard for her.
1) So, for those of you who are in college, do you think you were prepared, was it significantly harder than high school or is it really completely overwhelming?
2) Is it stupid to major in something that you're just okay at, rather than really good at? Would I be setting myself up for failure?
For example, I've pretty much made up my mind that I want to go for science (conservation biology, wildlife conservation, biology... one of those. Haha.) They always say you need a strong math and science background. Math- I'm pretty pathetic at. I have the basics down but other than that, it's really challenging. I've decided on science because it's what I'm most interested in, but I'm afraid I'll end up surrounded by a bunch of science geniuses while I barely get by. I know I could easily major in English and fly right through, but I just don't want to.
3) (for those of you who don't care about the above) If you could have something weird in a house that you built, what would it be?
I'd want a room with a ceiling that was actually a huge fish tank, so I could watch them swim around. I'm sure someone has that, but whatever.
When did the cool kids start saying Internets/z instead of Intarweb?
If you're married, does all your stuff become communal property, or do you still feel like your things are exclusively yours? I don't mean legally, I mean, "Please ask me before you use my towel/notebook/mp3 player?" Would this happen maybe with only very special, significant items? Unmarried people are welcome to weigh in as well.
1- Would you like to buy me a renaming token for my LJ? 2- What colour is the sky right now? 3- Have you ever wished something bad would happen to someone, and then actually had it (or something very similar) happen to them? How did you feel? 4- What's the last thing online to make you sad? 5- How the hell can people stand to chew on ginger pieces? :(
Shit, I forgot what I was going to ask, TQC! - it was kind of important and something I needed help with. I'm going to leave to go to the store, and then I'll probably remember because that's how it seems to work these days.
Please help me jog the tired, faulty memory - What is it I was going to ask? If anyone succeeds in helping me remember, I swear there will be a prize or nice thank you present in it for you! edit: *I remembered!! - small yay for me! (I will remember I owe tbone some form of salutation for his fine efforts.)
My dad is the type to get himself anything he truly wants the minute he sees it - makes him rather hard to shop for. Often we're left resorting to yummy food - steaks or cheesecake are two of his favorites. So in your personal experience, is Omaha Steaks the best for beef, or who is better and why? Also, if you have ordered specialty desserts, who is the best company you went through to do that, both as far as price and deliciousness?
( Collapse ) So, TQC, how do I explain to my mother-in-law that we only have so much flexibility for the Christmas schedule without being rude? (We're still fairly new to this "in-laws" thing, and she intimidates the crap out of me.)
tqc, are you a smoker? if so, how long have you been smoking? and why haven't you quit?
do you think that marketing cigarettes as 'light' or 'ultra light', knowing that people who smoke them compensate by taking bigger puffs or inhaling deeper is deceptive, or does tobacco companies' acknowledgment of the fact that 'light' cigarettes aren't 'light' in any meaningful way get them off the hook?
and while i'm thinking about it, how do you feel about "fat free" foods that are less healthy than their "normal" counterparts due to increased usage of highly processed sugars?
I bumped my head at work yesterday really, really hard. I was putting my bag on a shelf, under a staircase and leaned up really fast. I had tears in my eyes and my head started bleeding and my co-worker was like "Shit, are you alright?" when I walked out wiping blood from my head. My reply was "If I faint, tell the ambulance man I hit my head".
Does anyone remember a children's book from several years ago that's about some kids in some European country during WW2. They ride their sleds a lot and somehow they get involved in smuggling some gold out of their town right under the Nazis' noses... they put them on their sleds, cover them up with a blanket or something, and pretend like they're sled riding for fun. What freakin' book is that?!
All I remember is my copy was purple and had a picture of a kid sledding down a hill. Or something like that.
In the Glass Menagerie, does Williams ever mention how the father died? I need to write an eight page prequel or sequel, and I'm just not sure how to do it other than possibly doing a prequel about how the kids' dad died.
Question for the runners out there: What is the best way to dress for running road races in the cold?
Obviously pants/headband/breathable gloves etc., but is there anything I can wear or put over my mouth so I'm not sucking in freezing air while running? Any specific type of layering that is best? I have never run for long outside in the cold before and don't want to give up after the first mile because I'm a wussy cold person.
For other people: Does it annoy you when city traffic and roads are blocked because of run/walk charity events? In my experience, some people are really damm rude to runners on the roads.
1. do you work overtime sometimes? 2. are you paid for your overtime work? if you weren't paid would you still work overtime?
my boss is weird and this morning she was saying how the competition works on saturdays and sundays during crunch time. hinting that i should too. we do not get paid for working overtime. nor do we get time off for it. there's no sort of recognition for the extra effort. i have many times worked on saturdays AND sundays but then its like it doesn't matter. she's talking to me today like i've never stayed after work (i'm supposed to leave at 4:30 but i'm always leaving much later than that). i dunno that shit just rubbed me the wrong way. i do not have a problem with working overtime (and i will stay in later because this project needs to get done, i just hate the way she acted like i don't ever do it, and the fact that there's no recognition what so ever. *ugh and as usual i couldn't verbalise any of this at the time :(
Everytime one of my roommates takes a shower, she shuts the shower curtain, and I always have to make sure no one is dead in the shower or hung themselves before I can pee. So anyway, I was thinking...Our school has this deal where if your roommate kills themselves in your dorm, you get to move to a sweet ass dorm, and you don't have to pay for the next semester, or you get the current one refunded. My very twisted questions based on this are....
1. If you were going to kill yourself, would you do it in your dorm so your roommates would get to move, and get better housing? Why or why not?
And for those of you who are just going to say ' I will never kill myself so whatever '.... 2. For my interview at the university bookstore, should I wear: a. Black jeans and a polo b. khakis and a polo c. khakis and a button up blouse (black) d. black pants and a polo e. black pants and a button up blouse (black) f. khakis and a polo with a grey V neck sweater over it g. other besides naked
Okay, I saw this Felix the Cat movie when I was little and never heard of it again. I have no idea what it's called, but I think it stats off with Felix opening his bag of tricks and water comes flooding out and sweeps him away. And there's a princess in a bubble who dances and performs for a circus and he has to rescue her. I can't remember much else from the movie anymore and I can't find anyone who knows what I'm talking about. Do you know this movie?
I think I found it. Felix the Cat: The Movie. And it's on YouTube! :D
If you could get people to understand one thing about that issue, what would it be?
I don't really know what I'm doing, but the fact that Indiana consistently has more than 52 children die each year from abuse eats away at my heart. Just think, at least one child a week dies here at the hands of someone who is supposed to be protecting him or her.
TQC, if you cook pasta and then refrigerate it, how long do you think it'll stay good for? I only ask because I have a thing of leftover pasta (no sauce, just the pasta) that's been in there for almost a week. Should I still eat it?
I'm thinking yes, but that's why I'm asking you.
How much television would you say you watch in an average day? *By "television," I mean not only network & cable TV, but DVD movies, DVDs of TV shows, movies and shows you download, and online movies and episodes of shows.*
I watch probably half an hour to an hour on average. I spend most of the day writing papers/theses, and I like to fire up an episode of South Park or the West Wing to relax before I go to bed.
What would be the flouciest question? What would be the biggest troll question? What is the most annoying holiday music on earth? ( Collapse ) Why does my cat hack up hairballs on the rug and not on an easy to clean surface? What would be a good hairball remedy for my cat?
What's the last thing that you either said/thought or did that you know was just wrong on your behalf? A customer just walked in right now and eh.. i couldn't help but think to myself 'that's unfortunate' i know that was wrong of me :(
I interviewed for a job at The Gap for the holidays. Nothing major, just weekends and a couple of nights a week. I thought I had done just fine in the interview, but apparently not, as the girl who interviewed me let me know that they wouldn't need me. I would have been fine with that, had my friend not gone in there this morning and been asked by someone if she'd like to "make a little cash" this month. So, my question is what the fuck?
How does one screw up an interview for something as silly as a holiday job at The Gap? All this girl asked me was what do I do, how well do I work with people, and a bunch of other inane crap that I'd suspect they ask at every interview. Did she just immediately dislike me or did I perhaps give of some sort of a vibe that made her think I was incapable of properly folding sweaters?
EDIT: Before there is another comment about my attitude: I was very very nice to this girl and I did indeed want the job. I told her more than once how often I shopped there and how much I like their clothes. I have a right to be bitter now, though.
1. in the past month, what have you spent the most money on, other than bills? after looking at my bank account online, my answer is eating out/bar...this is almost always the case.
2. how much do you pay on average for a beer or mixed drink in your town? here in metro detroit, i would say on average, $3 for a bottle/pint of beer, or $4-5 for a mixed drink.
3. do you think $750 is a high or low price for a decent laptop? i'm looking at a dell with 2GB memory and 160GB hard drive, and an intel core 2 duo processor.
4. what does gas cost in your town right now? metro detroit, about $3.05
5. if you had to get rid of ONE monthly payment that you currently make in order to make ends meet, what would it be? i would have to say cable tv (not internet though). i would pick the gas bill but it gets pretty damn cold in michigan.
1. What is your favourite summery salad recipe? I just made a really great salad with corn, avocado and kidney beans and I wanted some more new ideas :) 2. What movie should I watch this afternoon? 3. What made you feel the most satisfied lately? I signed out of school last week and it was awesome. Also K-Rudd winning the election.
Woah, did I just enter the twilight zone or what? Age being bad seems universal...how everyone is all "Oh I"m getting older, don't remind me!" or how people say "I'm getting SO OLD" as if it's a curse. And how you don't ask people their age because it's rude. Hope that makes the question a bit clearer.
EDIT: Does anyone remember a movie called The Bestest Present? I think it was a movie based on the comic For Better or for Worse about a girl who loses her favourite toy bunny. It was the one movie I watched every year and nobody else seems to remember it existing.
If you work (with other people) - 1/ Who is your favorite person at work and why? 2/ Who is your least favorite person at work and why?
Sorry about my age question by the way - you know me and my infamous knack for saying things all weird. I guess what I meant was are you one of those people who is all down about getting older and how you don't want to be reminded of it and all that jazz.
What kind of food makes you think of the holidays and why? Caramel popcorn, because my family always buys those huge tins of different kinds of popcorn around this time of year and my favorite was caramel.
Does your pet get upset if they hear a baby (whatever they are) crying? How would they react if you played a clip of that sound? My cats started crying and looking around the room and got visibly upset. My dogs did the same thing.
Paging Dr LJ I've had a fever for over a week and I keep getting dizzy and feeling like I'm going to pass out when standing. I feel okay for the first hour or two when I wake up and then it goes downhill from there. Should I go to the doctors or wait this one out?
Do you remember the show Popular? Did you watch it way back when it just started airing on the WB, or the reruns on the Family Channel, or other? I watched it way back when, i only now found out about the reruns, which explains a lot to me now (I don't have TV anymore, haven't for a while). I just got Season Two out of the library so i am going to finish it, as i didn't see a lot of the episodes. Do you want to talk about it? I do. Don't worry about spoilers for me, i already saw a lot of spoilers from lurking the internets about it. I recently realized that it was really a brilliant sociological experiment, so i am out of the closet about liking it. Do you agree with this theory? Anything else?
Have you seen Wristcutters: A Love Story? Leslie Bibb from Popular is in it. It is based on stories by Etgar Keret. Have you read them? I just got them out of the library.
What has been the biggest blow you've ever had to your self-esteem? What do you do to make yourself feel better when your self-esteem is low?
Have you ever been on an alternative spring break or vacation? How was the experience? Edit: An alternative spring break or vacation from what I get is when you volunteer through some organization to help those in need in different part of the country or world for about a week or so. Sorry I wasn't more clear.
Does anyone here follow the CFL? (Canadian Football League) Anyone thrilled that the Saskatchewan Rough Riders won the Grey Cup for the first time in 18 years? (links go to information about the team and the game, for those linkophobes)
For non-Canucks/non-Saskatchewanites, did anyone know that Rough Rider was/is the name of a condom in Australia? It might be in other places, but I know that it is/was popular in Australia.
I just bought a PS3 and Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare but I can't figure out how to play split screen for online multiplayer. I have two controllers but it only lets one person join at one time per game. Help?
Internet- edited for clarity. I probably have something gross like strep throat- red tongue, prickly feeling, sore throat. But I have a dentist appointment on thursday, and don't think I can wait the three hours in the doctor's office til friday. What should I say to the dentist?
I want to start a baby rental agency. It will allow people to have a child for as long as they want, with no worries about getting bored and regretting it, no 9 months of pregnancy, and no labor. You can also test drive the children, so to speak. Not sure if you can handle one? Rent it for a week and see! I might join the agency with my cookie factory, so you can pick up a fresh child and some fresh delicious cookies!
1. What should I name it? 2. How much should I charge per age-group? I'm thinking the groups will be: 0 months - 2 years, 3 years - 6 years, 7 years - 14 years, and then 15 years - 18 years. There will also be the option to buy a baby after a minimum of one week test driving. How much should that be? 3. Should I offer cheaper rates over time? Example: someone gets one child for two weeks and pays $50 per day, another person gets a child of the same age for a month and pays $35 a day. 4. Will this be a haven for pedophiles? 5. Would you make use of such a service? I need to see if there is enough demand for this before I invest time and resources into such a big endeavor. 6. Is there any advice you have for me before I start my agency?
If you were planning a rockstar-themed party, what aspects of the rockstar lifestyle would you include? How would you incorporate them into the party? Copious amounts of booze is a given, offering "coke" that's really pixie stix, etc..?
Is there a band that you like despite the lead singer? What band is it?
Today I heard Modest Mouse's Missed the Bus on the radio and it occurred to me that, if asked, I'll say that I don't like them because the lead singer's voice annoys me. But in reality, I think they've got some good songs.
1. Is there anything more irritating than a hole in your sock right on the big toe?
2. I have my Christmas presents mostly figured out but am coming up with a blank for my dad and two nephews. Dad is, well, as hard to buy for as any dad, one nephew is almost 16 and one is turning 19. Any ideas?
3. I bought a shiny lime green pencil skirt the other day (no really, it's hot). What can I wear it with except for black, without looking like a clown?
What do you think of people who use big words seemingly for the sole purpose of showing off their vocabularies? Should they get off their high horse? Or, God forbid they show a smidgen of intelligence?
I only ask because there's a guy in one of my classes who insists on using the biggest words possible in his writing. I'm going through his essay, and it looks like he's done the "find synonyms" thing on Word and grabbed the longest one there, over and over and over.
Which, in my opinion, makes him look like a pretentious douche who's hellbent on proving himself as the smartest guy in class.
I need to reinstall my XP... I kind of left my CD for HP back at my parents place across the globe. And it's probably lost in the midst of all software CDs in a big box somewhere in the house. But I have the CD for a Dell laptop with me. It's the same version XP but it's for Dell. Does that mean I can't use it for my HP?
TQC, I'm in love with my best friend, and it's mutual However, it isn't going to go anywhere. So I am contemplating my singleness tonight. Will you fill out this poll for me? FYI, this isn't a pity post, I'm happy being single, actually, which is one reason the relationship isn't moving forward.