1.I'm thinking of taking Contemporary film Studies as my elective next semester(mainly because it has no finals and I want to take a break from all the business studies). One of the unit's assesment is Visual Test(worth 20%). What do you think "Visual Test" is?
2.What are you guys doing this weekend? Anything fun?
3.I want to bake something on Sunday. What should I bake? Got an online recipe to share?
I'm turning 21 later this month, but because my birthday is on Christmas and in the state where I live alcohol cannot be sold on Christmas Day, I can't go out to a bar or anything. So I'm planning to have some friends over to just hang out with my family, and I thought it might be fun to try a few drink recipes and maybe play a drinking game or something ridiculous like that.
So, what are some of your favorite recipes for alcoholic drinks? I really like Goldschlager, so if something incorporated that it would be sweet; my grandma also likes Cosmos and it might be fun to try a variation on a Cosmo.
Similarly, what are some of your favorite drinking games? Any that might not be too awkward to play with my family and my friends together?
Some people are really into single speed (aka. "fixed speed", basically no multiple gears) bikes, preferring them over the more-common-these-days multi-gear bikes.
I'm planning on getting a bike and want to get the type I will most enjoy, so I want to understand why these people prefer single speed bikes.
To me, multiple gears are good because you can put the bike in a low resistance gear (I don't remember whether this is called a "high" or "low" gear, so that's question number #1) when you're going up a hill for example, but when you're going along a flat, easy surface you can change gears and give yourself more resistance to work against, so the exercise doesn't seem so pointless (hope that makes sense).
So my main question is, in light of this advantage, Why are single speed bikes so good?
Wikipedia says the advantages are that ss bikes are lighter, and simpler and cheaper to maintain. I personally think that the "hipster factor" plays a part - ss bikes are yesteryear and less common now, and therefore have more cred.
(I tried to find an LJ comm solely for single speed bikers, but surprisingly couldn't find one that wasn't completely dead.)
I just got in a fight with one of my best friends. He said some really hurtful things to me, I "overreacted," and now he's said that he doesn't want to be my friend anymore.
This is a first for me. Usually if something like this happens with a close friend, we will talk it out and accept each others' apologies. Unfortunately, this guy was really harsh about the whole thing and now I just kind of find the thought of him nauseating.
TQC, has this (or something similar) ever happened to you?
How did you handle the anger/hurt/sadness that followed?
Were you able to be friends with/at least cordial with the person later on?
I want to send my boyfriend's parents a christmas card, but.. I can't for the life of me remember his mum's name.. I kind of have to do it soonish because they live in Australia, i'm in England. I'd rather not ask him, I should really know this one...I lived with them for a while..
Dad is Peter, Sister is Madeleine, Dogs are Roxy and Barney, Mum is ??? I can picture her, even hear her.. but her name escapes me!
What is my boyfriend's mum called??
[anyone who gets it right, also gets a christmas card, if they want.. they are terribly pretty and handmade and full of win.]
1. Does anyone go Christmas caroling anymore? What's the earliest you can start without it seeming too early? I've not been in almost 10 years, and my best friend and I want to get a group together to go. The latest we could do it would be the evening of the 17th (he leaves the 18th for a study abroad program in New Zealand and won't be back til mid-January). If a group of us (ages 15-21) went caroling around our town (pretty small, tight-knit community) would people look at us like "WTF are you doing on my front porch?" if we went caroling?
2. What's your favorite George Clooney movie? I'm getting ready to watch Good Night And Good Luck, and I want to start watching/re-watching his movies, but I don't know where to start.
My mother ordered table pads from Levitz for a dining room table we bought in October. They were special order, because the table is an unusual shape, and we were assured it would be delivered by November 20th. The next week they filed for bankruptcy and all production was halted, so they only sold what was already made and in the warehouses. We weren't told this, I only found out because my SO's father works for the company. So we called the number on the order form and reached a warehouse, where a very polite man apologized for everything, but there was nothing he could do, and suggested calling the store instead. We called a store and a woman picked up who laughed at the fact that we didn't know the details of how the company was going out of business, then put us on hold for almost 30 minutes, then laughed again when my mother asked if the order was ever going to be completed and said "Honey, don't you know what going out business means? You're not getting the pads!" Then she asked if we still wanted to pay for the pads or if we wanted our money back, and hung up when my mother asked for a manager. We also found out that the money we paid for warranties on the furniture we bought is null, because once the company goes out of business they won't be upholding any warranties.
So, TQC, what would you do now?
Do any Long Island TQC-ers know a reliable furniture store that might sell table pads?
I want to go out and shoot some foxes. Here is my weapon . (for those who use image placeholders, it's a camera)
I live in south east Queensland, Australia, where foxes are a feral pest. I recently sighted a fox not far from my house and I'd like to take some shots of the local fox population both because it would be interesting and also so I can submit the photos to the local conservation groups for their information. Of course, I know nothing of tracking foxes, and since I've lived in fox territory for the full 26 years of my life and this is only my second sighting I gather that foxes are rather elusive. So I was wondering if anyone would know of anywhere I could get information on fox tracking? Maybe some hunting forums, though I'm not sure if they'd be of any help because as far as I know hunters genrally use dogs, and my dog only has a small amount of ridgeback in him which is only good if I'm looking for lions, which I yet have to see roaming the streets around here.
I want to fuck you like an animal I want to feel you from the inside I want to fuck you like an animal My whole existence is flawed You get me closer to god
Q1: Is NIN's 'Closer' a furry anthem? Does it promote people dressing up as animals and engaging in violent sex?
What you gon’ do with all that junk, all that junk inside that trunk? I’mma get-get-get-get you drunk, get you love drunk off my hump. What you gon’ do with all that ass, all that ass inside them jeans? I’mma make-make-make-make you scream, make you scream make you scream! Cuz of my hump, my hump my hump my hump, My hump my hump my hump, my lovely lady lumps.
Q2: Is BEP's 'My humps' secretly about having sex with a hunchbacked leper? Lots of humps and lumps and screams for help
If I could fall Into the sky Do you think time Would pass me by cause you know Id walk A thousand miles If I could Just see you Tonight
Q3: Is Vanessa Carlton's 'Thousand miles' secretly about a woman in love with her alien abductor? She mentions being carried into the sky, as if on anti-gravity rays, and she reports 'missing time', a common occurance among the allegedly abducted
Has anyone here heard of Triond.com? Apparently it's a site where you submit articles/media, the site publishes it and sends it out to its affliiates, and you are paid for the royalties of letting them use your work. I just want to know if it's legit or if I should pass it by. Thanks in advance!
1. have you ever been to Freerice.com? 2. what's the largest amount of rice you donated? 3. what was the last sweet thing you ate? 4. if you could associate one color with each of the four seasons, what colors would they be?
I'm almost 100% certain that this question only applies to the TQC-ers in the USA, but feel free to substitute whatever is applicable for your own country.
When you were in school, did you have to learn the names of the 50 states and their capitals, animals, trees, and song, or did you only have to memorize the names of the states?
It's starting to seem like I'm the only person in the United States who doesn't know the names of the capitals or...well, anything other than how to spell the names of states.
QUESTION FOR ALL!!!! 'Cause I don't discriminate in my posts. If you could secede your house/property from whatever country you're in and make it a whole new country - population: you, what would you name it?
Which is better for Kitchen Nightmares: UK version or US version? Who's on your murder list, should you ever see them again? Who is at the top of your murder list and why?
-UK version. -Exes, bitches from my high school. my mother's first husband, etc. -My first ex. Screwed me over for almost 5 years before finally deciding that being friends with me would hurt his chance of getting back with a controlling whore.
i have pasta, canned tuna, bread, american cheese, butter, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, old bay, steak spices, parmesan cheese, canned corn, olive oil, and milk. my roommates have stuff like ranch dressing and mustard that i might be able to use.
what can i make for dinner that involves the pasta and hopefully the tuna?
also i need to add that i don't have real parmesan cheese.
i think this question is a failure though because all the suggestions sound really disgusting and i hate casseroles so go ahead and scroll past this.
1. Do grammatical/spelling errors bother you more when they're in some sort of official setting?
2. There are holes in my jeans. Normally that would be ok, but these holes are right in the upper inner thigh/crotchal region. Can I fix them so that I'm not exposing myself every time I wear the jeans? Will I need to put some kind of crazy external patch on? I fear that this will just draw attention to my thighs, which is not something I want to do.
I am ordering shirts online, from I site I have ordered from before. I previously purchased size Mediums - they fit alright but are a little loose for my taste. The website says a medium fits a bust size 32-34 and waist 27-28, while a small a 30-32 bust and 25-26 waist. I have a 34 bust and a 24 waist. Since I know the mediums (even after shrinking them in the wash and dryer) were too loose for what I like, should I go with the smalls anyway, even though it says it won't fit my bust?
Or should I stick with mediums and just wear shirts that don't fit 100%?
My friend asked me to bring her some coffee back from the dining hall and gave me her portable mug. So I get her the coffee, close up the mug, and put it in my bag. She did not tell me that her mug leaks real bad :(
So now my really nice dark brown suede handbag, pretty much the only nice expensive thing I own, is drenched in coffee on the bottom. I soaked up as much liquid as I could with a towel, but it smells and I'm worried it will ruin the suede. Anyone have any recommendations for cleaning it?
1. As seen here, how did/do you handle the laundry situation in your college or apartment complex? 2. What day is the busiest day for laundry-doing? 3. When do you do yours, how often? 4. What does your detergent/softener smell like?
We have two washers and two dryers per floor (so about 75 people per two washers and dryers), and I just ended up putting someone's sheets on the countertop. I hate doing that, but I'd been waiting. Am I the only one who gets guilty over that?
I'm doing my first DJ "gig" on Friday night and it's for my little cousin's birthday. She's turning twelve so it will be about 40-50 12-13 year olds. My Aunt and I who are putting on the party are trying to find some games that they can play that involves music as it is a dance party. Does anyone have any good dance party games or DJ tips for me?
1. Do you have a digital camera/camcorder/cell phone/whatever that can make videos for YouTube, Myspace, etc.? 1b. What kind and how much did it cost? 1c. What do you like about it? 1d. What do you hate about it? 1e. Will you show me a video you recorded with it?
2. What color are your bedroom walls? 2b. What color should I paint my bedroom walls?
He's not into material possessions, but appreciates stuff that is useful. Not a sports fan, but he does have a bit of a science-fiction geeky side-he likes the sci-fi channel and scientific shows/documentaries. REALLY into finance/the stock market.
Yesterday i posted the 'What is my boyfriends mum's name' question...
You all wanted to know the awful womans name (who was not awful until last night, i fear my brain freeze may have tainted my view of her. I can now longer think of her name without wincing)
Finally, I can reveal her name is.. CLAIRE!
Really not a hard name to remember, I guess i'm just dumb.
I finally got to bed at 6am thanks to the wonderous 911pleasehold who gave me the answer, and she will be recieving a beautiful Christmas Card all the way from rainy England.
So, on the subject of forgetting, what is the worst thing/person/whatever you've ever forgotten?
I forgot I had taken a DVD out from Blockbuster once, I ran up a ridiculous charge. My boyfriend forgot Valentines Day a couple of years ago, I'd made him this amazing card, done a painting of his favourite album cover.. and he'd just forgotten. The fool.
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Do you know anyone who sucks the snot in their nose back up into their sinuses towards their throat creating a noise that is quite similar to a cross between a lawn mower and a kid blowing bubbles in his milk?
If you were 20 years old and still lived at home, would you feel you need to have your parents permission to go to Disney World with your significant other?
Although I still live under "their roof", I don't think an-almost-21 year old adult should be treated like a child. They allow my 17 year old brother to go to keg parties and sleep over friends houses (with girls present), yet i'm older and am not allowed to take a short trip to Disney World with my boyfriend? Instead of he and I exchanging gifts for the holidays this year, we want to save for a trip there instead in early January for two nights. Plus, he just got a car so we could drive up there ourselves (which will be an issue with my parents, as well). I plan to approach my mom in a way where I will not be asking her, but telling her my plans, yet I still feel like she and my father have a say in this.
How do I stand up to my parents and not take 'no' for an answer if I feel like I am entitled to this and not being unreasonable? It's not like I want to go out of state (I live about 3 1/2 hrs away from Orlando) or to mardi gras or anything.
Alright, so I have these two dresses for two separate special events this month-- but I'm stuck on how to do my hair. I'm definitely doing an updo for the purple dress (something like Veronica's hair in Dangerous Beauty when she makes her courtesan debut, maybe), and I'm thinking some kind of down-style for the red dress.
But I have no clue.
So we took some pictures (they're crappy) in the dresses and I'd like any advice from you on what I should do.
1- Have you ever heard of a Kwanzaa celebration cake? 2- Have you ever MADE one? 3- What is the last cake you did indeed have some of, Kwanzaa celebratory or otherwise? 4- Do you take offense to the above cake?
1. who else is procrastinating right now, and what are you putting off? (me: social studies unit. all the lesson reflections and writeups. unit from hell, i swear.)
2. christmas party for work is a week from today. we drew names on saturday and lucky me got the boss's name. i work at a small music store, everybody participates in a drunken jam session at parties. (they're really not all that fun, but this one guy and i are going to try to put a couple songs together to sound decent.) ANYWAY. what the hell do i get my boss for christmas? $10-15 and 'anything goes.'
3. i have to back up my external hard drive onto dvd because my mac died and now i can't get to my files. i'm going to take my hard drive to the mac lab at school and transfer everything to dvd. i bought a spindle of blank dvd-r's (not +r or -rw or +rw or whatever else is out there). i read somewhere online there's a dvd format war of sorts going on, so will my shiny new dell laptop be able to read the dvd-r's i burn on an imac?
do you prefer artificial christmas trees, or real ones? also, what can I do to keep my cats away from the tree?
I thought I prefered real and after bitching for years about using a fake one, we just bought a real one. it completely kicked my ass. HEAVY, smelly, sappy, & not to mention screwing a stand into the trunk of it is going to leave me with a few blisters. never again. I worked too hard on it to have my cats knock it over, so any advice is appreciated.
My SO has no idea how many people he's been with before me. We've both been tested, there's no issues with that, and we're in a monogamous relationship. But still a few friends of his (and mine) have asked me how I can be okay with dating him after knowing he's been with so many people, especially since I've only slept with one person besides him.
Should I really care more about this? I figure since it's just the two of us now, the rest of those people don't matter anyway, but I seem to be alone on this.
I'm really nervous about starting my new job tomorrow. I've had other jobs before, so why is this one making me so nervous? It's just a seasonal position at Charlotte Russe.
and saw that like 3 people i am friends with in life deleted me. I have no idea why, but it upset me. I didn't know i had beef with any of these people, although i haven't been on msn in ages. Is it pathetic to care?
I'm trying to find a new brand of makeup to use. I've been using Covergirl, but...meh. I'm curious to find out if any of you use/ have used Mary Kay, Avon, or any other kind of cosmetic that you have to buy through a seller?
i suck at googling because i never know the proper string of words to use so am asking here for help. this is for a friend of mine in Michigan.
she works for an Olan Mills studio. currently (for the season) she is working seven days a week and is the ONLY one at the studio. she is sent NO help, despite frequent customer complaints about wait times and the website double booking against physical/call-in bookings done at the studio itself. lately (today was the third day in a row) she was given no lunch hour. her shifts range from six hours (today) to nine (saturdays).
now i may be in a diff state (CA), but last i checked, it was illegal to deny an employee a lunch hour if they work at least four hours. i asked her this and she said that was the case, but their HR dept is being taught to look the other way.
it seems complaining to corporate will not work. if this persists, she may take my advice to complain to whatever government agency this falls under--the one that fines the asses off large companies who violate this rule. who would that be?
1. How come on AIM when I try to type in an Instant Message I hear a dinging sound and nothing happens? How can I fix it? (restarting does not help)Edit: It's okay, I just downloaded Trillian. I'm satisfied.
2. Do you say AIM "A-I-M-" or "aim"? Does it annoy you when someone says it differently than you do?