December 11th, 2007

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I need a new computer.

I'm thinking about making the big switch from PC to Mac. But, I'm hesitating because honestly, I want to be able to play games if I want to. I'm a graphic design major, and I know Macs are better for that.. I just want to be able to play games too. Haha.

Can games that work normally on Windows (think WoW and similar games, I suppose) work on a Mac? I figure, even if I got a new PC, I'd get Vista anyways so it might just be a lose-lose situation since I've heard Vista doesn't run games very well.

Also... what kind of computers do you have? Mac? PC? Desktop? Laptop? What are some good things you like about whatever you have? Or the downsides?

The laptop I have now is only 3 years old, but I feel like computers now jumped about 10 years ahead of it. I really just need ideas. Thanks so much. :D

Poems

1) What's your favorite poem of all time?

2) I need to find literary criticism for Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise". It has to be published.
I've been searching around google for a good 45 minutes. Maybe I've missed something or I'm just not searching correctly?
Can anyone help?

I wasn't doing it right. Yay for many hours without sleep.

(no subject)

I'm a little confused with my credit card bill.

If the card has an annual fee, is it charged once a year or every month?

My card said it has a $45 annual fee, but this $45 was billed on my first ever statement. Will it do this every month until I pay it off?

Someone please explain.
heterochromia

(no subject)

1. What are some of your earliest memories?

2. What book or movie had a really disappointing ending?

3. What's that called when someone has different colored eyes? Say, one blue and one green? Do you think that's pretty or no? ETA: Heterochromia! Thanks!

(no subject)

When should kids move out?

When they're 18
6(3.7%)
19
3(1.9%)
20
3(1.9%)
Whenever they can afford it
54(33.5%)
When they are ready
52(32.3%)
After graduating high school
3(1.9%)
After finishing college
31(19.3%)
After getting married
0(0.0%)
Never
1(0.6%)
Other- do tell!
8(5.0%)
James Franco joint

(no subject)

Say you find a particular individual attractive, personality-wise. You get along, you have the same sense of humor, overall, you enjoy this person, and you would like to date them, or be in a casual/serious relationship. (If you are married, assume you aren't)
How would you go about this?
How old are you?
Male or Female?
Sexual Orientation?

If you didn't guess, I have recently become very fond of this guy I met through a friend (my best friend's uncle, long story, he is 3 years older than us), and she is okay with the relationship, FYI. Anyway, I have never dated anyone outside of high school, and that was only once, and then once in middle school, so I was interested in how the 'real world' dates. But feel free to answer no matter how old you are.

(no subject)

 I just saw something that made me extremely angry and upset.
I hate it when people follow anything blindly, especially something like religion.
It was something my boyfriend emailed me.
It was this:

""GOD ALSO DETESTS RETARDS. DOWN SYNDROME, CEREBAL PALSY, THALIDOMIDES, DWARFISM, SPINA BIFIDA, AND OTHER CREATURES SPASTIC RETARDATIONS ARE REPULSIVE TO GOD. THE BIBLE STATES QUITE CLEARLY THAT THESE TWISTED LIMBLESS MONSTERS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED ANYWHERE NEAR A CHURCH, AS THEY ARE UNCLEAN AND REPULSIVE TO GOD. THEY ARE AN ABOMINATION. THEY HAVE MINDS OF SUCH A REPROBATE NATURE THAT THEY ARE GIVEN TO SEXUALLY GRATIFYING THEMSELVES IN PUBLIC, AND ARE NOTHING MORE THAN SLOBBERING STAMMERING ANIMALS. WHY SHOULD THEY GET THE BEST CARE? GET GRANTS TO BUILD RAMPS FOR THEM? WHEELCHAIRS? PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT? IF GOD DID NOT INTEND THEM TO WALK, LET THEM CRAWL LIKE THE SNAKES THEY ARE.
  • “No man who has any blemish or defect may come near my altar: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; no man with a crippled foot or hand, or who is hunchbacked or is a dwarf, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles. For he has a defect; he must not come near to offer the food of his God. Because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary.” Leviticus 21:18-24"
http://www.godhatesgoths.com/ "

This was only a tiny bit that I found on this site once I clicked the link.

So TQC, I ask this.. among so many other unasked questions.. Why are people so hateful against people they don't know? Why are they so stupid and narrow?
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Misc: Darth as Leia
  • ardnaid

(no subject)

What's something stereotypical about yourself?

When did you last feel stupid?

It's 2AM, I'm hungry and don't know when I'll get to sleep. Should I eat something? What?
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    Rufus Wainwright - Puttin' On The Ritz
hannibal skull

Gift giving

When you send someone something, and they receive it, to you expect to be told that they got it? I'm not saying that they have to say thanks or gush over it, but just that they GOT that item?

If they don't tell you, how do you feel?

I have great flisters (and others in TQC, for that matter) for this, as when they get something I send them, they post about it! :) I am so glad to know that things I sent made it where they were meant to on time and in one piece. I don't care if they thank me or whatever, I want to know that I do not have to go yell at my postal guys.
Batman:AC:BatsTrailer

(no subject)

Since I was always working a short time back, my internet time was severely limited and the like. I ran a search on the community, and didn't come up with any entries similar to this question, so I do hope it hasn't been asked recently.

What do you enjoy reading when you're bored? I have had so much time on my hands right now since I quit my 'bad job' and now I don't know what to do. :O! Feel free to be broad with your answers - from websites, to books, to magazines, anything.

*Edited because I screwed up some wording.
blackadder

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1.) I feel like such dumbass for posting this question but here goes.

I broke the bottom half of my retainer. My parents know this, and I'm going to the dentist on December 14th for impressions and later picking up a new half.

Unfortunately, I just discovered that not only did I break the bottom ones, I just may have lost the top set, when I was throwing away my peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Because I'm an idiot.

To make this short, the above is not a story I can tell my parents, or I will get my ass beat. Hard. It sounds silly, but I'm worried enough that it's three in the morning and I can't get to sleep. I even seriously considered calling home sick, and just telling them that I threw it up and I never fished it out again. :P

Any excuses to justify me not having it? I'm planning on telling them immediately tomorrow. Funny and very serious answers always welcome.
I am a girl of the future

(no subject)

I am staying up late working on a portfolio of poetry that's due tomorrow. I have eleven poems, all of which are about weird things like disembodied lovers, ouija boards that don't work, and women who go sunbathing and get eaten by ants.

I need a name for this portfolio; it's part of the final grade. But I can't think up a good name for it.

Question Club, what should I name this assortment of delightful fancies?
Stapler

(no subject)

Does anyone know anything about debt consolidation like through a company? Good or bad? Should I do it?

I am about 7,000 in debt and I guess I can do debt management and pay 278/month for 2.8 years or debt consolidation and pay 200/month for 30 months. I don't know what to do!!!!!!

Help me get out of debt, TQC!

(no subject)

1. What should I have for breakfast?
2. Lunch?

3. Anyone else struggle with anxiety and/or depression?
(I work very hard to be happy everyday. Its especially hard this time of year. But some days, I just dont feel like trying.)

4. Do you think its okay to be sad? For some reason I always feel guilty.

5. Should I give in to the meloncholoy just for today, or fake optimism?
puzzle

(no subject)

Ok, so...I know of a lot of atheists that celebrate Christmas. Not winter solstice, but Christmas.

Why? Is it just so you get presents? Doesn't that make you feel squicky for celebrating a holiday that basically goes against your beliefs?

edited to fix my spelling mistake

(no subject)

how does the "writer's block" thing work? i know it posts in your personal lj automatically, but where do you put your answer? i want to answer's today's question, but am failing at life at the moment...

thanks for your help in advance...
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    "something to talk about" - bonnie raitt
i say, old bean

(no subject)

which do you prefer?

8lb 6oz baby Jesus
9(12.3%)
teenage Jesus
1(1.4%)
Jesus the old dirty bum
0(0.0%)
Jesus the ice dancer
5(6.8%)
Jesus the mischievous badger.
10(13.7%)
Jesus more formally known as Ticky
22(30.1%)
  • yenesi

(no subject)

HALLO, TQC!

Because of all the holiday good cheer going around in here, I ask: what is your favorite Christmas-themed movie?

Mine, in no particular order: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (especially the part when they cut the super-overcooked turkey), Miracle on 34th Street (the original), It's a Wonderful Life, and Die Hard (that's actually #1 on my list).

Honorable Mentions: Elf, Home Alone 1&2 (LOL, I got scared shitless in the second when Marv was electrocuted), A Christmas Story (RALPHIE!, especially when he goes to see Santa and is pushed down the slide), and Miracle on 34th Street (the remake with the cute little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire).
Call Me Sir Goddamnit!

Christmas Shopping Pour Moi.

Opinion question for all make-up savants out there.

What's the best department store brand liquid foundation for its price? I was hoping to find something moderately-priced, but if you know of a foundation that's expensive but worth its weight in gold, that works too.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    Plastiscines
Other-NeverStop

(no subject)

1.) I keep seeing these things about how you should put a number in your cell phone contacts under "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) so that if something happens to you the emergency personnel know who to call.  Sounds all fine and good, but do they actually check for these numbers on a regular basis?

I figure they'd probably start out by finding my ID, which has my parents' address on it, and going there, but I'd rather them call my boyfriend (since we live 3 hours away from our families and he'd be the first person to notice I was gone anyway and the closest to come get me...)

2.) Do you have an ICE number listed in your cell phone?

3.) Do you pronounce "genuine" as Jen-you-whine or Jen-you-win?

4.) Do you remember the show "Picture Pages" with Bill Cosby and Mortimer Ichabod Marker?
Give a dog a home

(no subject)

Have you seen Sicko by Michael Moore?

U.S. people: what is your view of health care in our country? Do you feel that you get adequate, affordable health care?

Do you think people without insurance should have to pay full price for medical care?

How do you feel about universal health care?

Non-U.S. people: What is health care like in your country?

What is your perception of the American health care system?
pbc

(no subject)

if you knew your co-worker was lying about the hours they worked, would you report them?

**you work in a small business, their are 3 employees total and it's the manager who is doing the lying**
sammy is a bitchface sometimes...i'm a b
  • tynyx

(no subject)

Do you think it's possible to be "addicted" to a person?

Using that term as loosley as possible of course. My friend recently described her relationship to her soon to be husband as "not the healthiest...but we're addicted to each other"

Personally I think its just an excuse do defend/dismiss the fact that he treats her like shit and she doesn't have the guts to leave. Somehow I think she explains it away to herself by tossing around the word and mentality of being addicted to a creep
mypups
  • ice489

(no subject)

 Were there any phrases or sayings that frequently came out of your mouth when you were younger, but that you no longer say?  What were they?

I got a phone call from my coworker yesterday. When I went to look at the call log on my cell phone, it told me the call was placed February 4, 2008.  How did I get a phone call from the future?  Did my phone break the space-time continuum?
puzzle

(no subject)

Do you think Kwanzaa is a made up holiday?

Why or why not? 


Thank you Suzer! I looked it up and it was chosen to give a Black alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society."

Tittyfish

(no subject)

Do you ever decide not to like something because it was over-hyped to you?

I used to do this all the time with a friends of mine. She'd go see a movie that OMG she absolutely LOOOOOOVED, and OMG I just haaaaaaaaad to go seeeeee it, OMG OMG it was so goooooooood, and she would not. shut. up. about this damn movie for like, a week. After a while I would be like "Know what? Fuck that movie, I don't want to see it," even if it was something I might have been interested in otherwise.

Now the same thing is happening to me with this Ron Paul guy. Not that I would have voted for him anyway, from what little I understand of him his policies don't match mine, but all this edgy subversive marketing with people writing "Google Ron Paul!" in bathroom stalls and shit make me really really want to never ever google him.

So, TQC, ever feel like that?
Bantha
  • l3antha

(no subject)

ok, so, this semester i had a really awesome history instructor that really altered my opinion of history (i used to think it was boring, but he made it interesting.) i want to tell him as much, but i don't really know if what i've written is creepy or not.

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is this a creepy email or is it ok enough to send as is? any suggestions?
alpaca

(no subject)

Have you ever met someone who (by accident) did everything they could to offend you every time they are near you? 
What do you do when an otherwise alright person brings up pure hate?

What's your opinion of oranges?

Do you enjoy waffles?  (Challange:  only can be answer in ee cummings style.)

(no subject)

What is your favorite method for keeping an illness at bay when you have felt the first, faint symptoms?

(I woke up today with a slightly sore throat and a cough.  I have been drinking tea all day, wearing cozy, warm clothes, making sure I eat good food and take vitamins and those sorts of things.  I'll try most anything, although things that can be done while still at work will help me this afternoon.)
fabric

ice storm is upon me.

what is your favorite act of grooming

taking baths with rubber duckies
11(13.3%)
using the shower massage on one's nether regions
13(15.7%)
showing in someone else's house
0(0.0%)
shaving everything
4(4.8%)
plucking everything...oooh owww ummm
0(0.0%)
cleaning the lint from muh belly button
4(4.8%)
brushing my tooth
3(3.6%)
overindulgence in bath & body works scents so i smell like cucumbers, pomegranates and plumeria
8(9.6%)
using MANSOAP all over muh bod
2(2.4%)
swirling those qtips round and round and round and round inside my ears, ooh baby, fuck yeah
25(30.1%)
exfoliating my epidermis using products that cost more than $15
11(13.3%)
waxing things that nobody should be waxing, ooh baby, fuck yeah
0(0.0%)
shaving only my knuckles
0(0.0%)
slipping nair into my roommates shampoo bottle, hehe
1(1.2%)
i prefer to punish myself and others by not grooming
1(1.2%)

which of these is the oddest Christmas song lyric?

"logs on the fire, fill me with desire" -karen carpenter
12(14.5%)
"tonight thank god it's them...instead of you" -bono
15(18.1%)
"gee, the traffic is terriffic" --anyone who sings that
7(8.4%)
"No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses...i only want hippopotamuses" --gayla peevy
14(16.9%)
"i will duck and cover with my yuletide lover" -weird al yankovic
5(6.0%)
"a child, a child, shivering in the cold, let us bring him silver and gold" -whitney houston and a plethora of others, but it's just uber weird to hear whitney singing about bringing a freezing child some gold. crack is whack, indeed.
7(8.4%)
"Et benedictus fructus ventris" -barbra streisand, because you know...she is jewish
5(6.0%)
"Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume" --traditional carol, but wtf
3(3.6%)
"forgot to mention one little thing, a ring...i don't mean on the phone." --madonna/eartha kitt
7(8.4%)
"mary did you know That your baby boy will one day walk on water?" --kenny rogers, and doubly weird if you watch him sing it because he got a horrifyingly bad face lift
8(9.6%)

if i lose power later today, will you miss me on the interwebs?

yes, suzer, because nobody is quite as interesting as you
11(13.4%)
no, suzer, because there are lots of interesting things on the internets besides you
18(22.0%)
HOW CAN YOU EVEN ASK THAT? of course. sniff.
14(17.1%)
i will not stand for this suzer, and i am sending over a generator at this very moment.
11(13.4%)
i do not believe in weather emergencies.
28(34.1%)

(no subject)

Do you ever use ratemyprofessors.com, or similar websites?
Have they ever come in handy when selecting classes?

I'm taking calculus next semester, and there's only one class offered at my school that I can take. I looked up the teacher on ratemyprofessors and apparently he's horrible :( Fortunately I have a math whiz friend who is taking the class with me, but I'm still scared! I suck at math.
Mitty box

(no subject)

What's your favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies?

I want to make cookies today. Difficulty: I don't have a stand mixer or cornstarch. =(

EDIT: Tollhouse cookies are in the oven now! Please check tqc_updates in about 30 minutes for pictures and results! Thank you all for your suggestions. I will be bookmarking these recipes for future endeavors.
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    creative creative
shadowhuntress
  • ktguen

(no subject)

I was driving out of my neighborhood today and had to slam on the brakes for a squirrel who decided to run out into the street and stop and stare at my car.

Have you ever hit an animal while driving? What was it?

Did you (or would you) stop to check on it?
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    geeky geeky
What Would Wonder Woman Do

Don't Feed the Troll, or Schaudenfraude Ahoy

When you see somebody who is an established pain-in-the-ass on LJ make a post in a community (such as this one, and I won't name names, although you're free to), and some person who hasn't got the memo starts in on them to tell them how much of an asshole they're being, do you...

A) step in and tell the noob that they're fighting a battle they'll never win, even if they're right, and their time would be spent better arguing with the nearest wall,

OR

B) let them continue their meaningless arguing, because it's damned entertaining?
__________________________

It's been raining here all morning, and it's been just under freezing.

When am I going to lose electricity like one-third of the state I live in?
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    curious curious
P-Chan

(no subject)

How many results pop up when you search for your name on Facebook?
Family Guy, The Simpsons, South Park, or something else/none of the above?
How fast do you type?

- 498 results, 466 names
- South Park, because I've seen all of Family Guy
- 85 WPM on average

ETA: http://www.typingtest.com/ if you want to check.

(no subject)

 Did you know Led Zeppelin are back together?

I just found out this morning! :) EEP!! O.o

Is it raining a lot where you live?

Did you ever kiss someone on the liops when you were little? less then 10 years old?


Lilly

(no subject)

1) How much  guacamole can you eat per day for it to be considered unhealthy?

2) When someone voluntarily offers to do/give something that you want/need but they keep pushing back the date because they forget or are too busy, how do you tactfully remind them without being pushy?

3) Are you a morning person or a night person?

4) What is your sleep schedule like?
dean glee!
  • tynyx

Randomness to kill boredom

1. Is Jagger (a completely ridiculous first name for my unborn child (provided it ends up being a boy)? Everyone around me H-A-T-E-S it but I grow increasingly in love with it as a first name.

2. What time of day are you hungriest?

2a. What do you usually get hungriest for at that time?

3. Does it annoy you as much as it annoys me when you confuse eastern time for pacific time (if you live on the west coast) so that when something is supposed to be on at 5pm you tune in at 5pm instead of 2pm which is when it was actually aired?

4. What are you watching right now?

(no subject)

My digital camera recently broke. I took it back to where I bought it from just to ask them if they could send it to be repaired. The guy working gave me a full refund, $288 dollars, with no questions - probably because he went to school with me. The receipt clearly said that they cannot give a refund after 11/04/07. Should I feel bad about this? D:
lead me

(no subject)

tqc -- can you give me some fun nouns?

i'm teaching second graders how to use adjective maps. instead of giving them the standard "house" and "dog" and "ball" kind of words, i want to give them some really interesting words they can be creative in describing. so far i have owl, lizard, and crown. what else do you think they would be capable of describing?

brownies to all of you who reply within the next 14 minutes.
DW: Doctor/TARDIS
  • ardnaid

(no subject)

What are the worst physical sensations? Not anything painful, just normal stuff.

For me, it's being tired but not sleepy, and having a full bladder.

Will you post a random picture of your room or something in it? :D
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    tired tired
Han
  • kolden

(no subject)

Parent Sells Pot Smoking Teen's Guitar Hero III On eBay
I will show him the auction once it is posted and we can watch it finish together. Sort of a “Father-Son bonding experience”. While I doubt this will keep him from ever smoking pot again, I think it will make him think twice before doing illegal


more at the link but you get the basic gist

tqc: father of the year material?

also, if you're awarded father of the year in canada, does that make you a 84% father of the year here in america?
Magic

(no subject)

Poll #1104560 Unlocking your third eye (the brown one)

What role does your butthole play in your life?

Exit only. Like a busy one-way street
44(45.8%)
Like above, but more like a seldom-used back road (ba-dum-dum)
15(15.6%)
Loading and unloading zone. Traffic goes both ways on a semi-regular basis
3(3.1%)
Like above, but the on-ramp isn't used that much
12(12.5%)
For reasons due to digestive anomalies or an abnormally large anal appetite, the on-ramp is used much more often than the exit ramp
0(0.0%)
It's covered in cobwebs. I have a colostomy bag
0(0.0%)
Entry only. I have a colostomy bag
0(0.0%)
I treat my starfish like a Christmas stocking; it's often stuffed with goodies, and the occasional foot!
0(0.0%)
Other
0(0.0%)
I refuse to take this poll. Look at me not taking your poll!!
22(22.9%)
I <3 TLV

(no subject)

If a man and a woman are in a committed relationship identical to marriage (even with a wedding/commitment ceremony) but without the legality (and don't intend to become legally married any time soon), what should they call each other? "Husband and wife" isn't technically accurate, but "boyfriend and girlfriend" isn't serious enough.
B&W
  • idoru

Coffee for the sensitive stomach

This is actually for a friend of mine. Directly from her journal was "if your collective experience includes methods of making coffee less unpleasantly reactive with the stomach, please share them. So far I've tried co-eating lots of rice and then bananas, and neither worked very well."

What is your experience if you love coffee, but it upsets your stomach?
Does she need to try to find low-acid coffee? Cold-brew coffee?
Giving it up isn't an a preferable option!
HP love

Sex partners

1. How many casual sexual partners have you had?
2. How many at once?
3. Did you ever have trouble keeping it casual?
4. Did a successful, serious relationship ever emerge?
5. How would you refer to one of your previous sex partners in polite conversation?
cuteness

(no subject)

What do you like most about yourself physically and why?

Post your favorite picture of yourself.  (keep it clean folks)

I love my eyes because they're a really bright green. My red hair gives them a very piercing quality. 

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    chipper chipper
Misc: Hardcore Chinchilla

(no subject)

Today my boyfriend and his teacher were having a conspiratorial conversation in Spanish while looking at me. Assuming they actually were talking about me and not trying to wig me out, what do you think they were discussing?
girls » barbie
  • fame

(no subject)

1. What's the last thing you lost and are still looking for?
2. What's the last thing you lost, but found? Where did you find it?

I bought a new harness and leash for my pooch, and I put it in the mudroom, the bag hanging on a hook. It's gone now, and no one in my family moved it or so they say.

3. TQC, what happened to my doggy bag?
boognish
  • yahvah

(no subject)

When the Federal Reserve printed billions of more dollars to bail out banks which gave "subprime loans", did those banks not only get new dollars from the Federal Reserve but they also got to keep the property on which they foreclosed?

If they kept the property, why were they deserving of having money injections from the Federal Reserve?

Do you know what the Comstock Lode is?

If you do, are you aware of what happened when even a really large tangible supply of money was injected into the economy?
Zooey face

fellow employees

If you work in an office, which fellow employee gets on your nerves the most? Why?


--

This one guy continually puts me down for my appearance. (Tattoos, sedately colored clothing, etc.) He gets away with it too because I'm only 23 and he's a 40-something lawyer man nominated to become a judge. I cannot STAND him.
ponyo

(no subject)

1)how can you tell if you're a commitmentphobe?

2)do you tend to read the book before the movie or watch the movie before the book?

I read the book before the movie because when I was a kid, my mom wouldn't allow us to watch movies based on books unless we had read the book.

3)what are your obsessions?

mine are manga, casual games, and impending doom of all stripes.
duck

(no subject)

TQC, help me out pls???


My mom is a speech therapist who works at an elementary school. One of her friends is a 2nd grade (possibly 3rd or 4th grade, actually, I don't remember) teacher and has asked that I come in and teach her kids a little Chinese.

I've agreed because:
a) I love kids
&
b) I'm a Chinese major

While I do know a little Chinese, I know nothing about teaching. Especially not elementary education.




SO TQC, help me. How do you teach children a foreign language?
Argus on desk

Help me decide which house to buy

Which house should I buy?

This is probably one of the more ridiculous things asked on this community, but I need help deciding which house to buy. Information about the 3 choices is behind the cuts, plus there’s more info on my personal journal, but it’s probably way longer than anyone would want to read. I don’t really want to say the exact prices, so since #1 is the cheapest, I’ll call that “$X” with a down payment of “$Y”, and everything else in terms of X and Y.

House #1
Townhouse, 6 units per building, brand new (not yet built)
Price: $X
Down payment + closing costs: $Y
Maintenance fee: $160/month (landscaping, snow removal, leaf removal, garbage, exterior insurance)
11 minutes from work
1800 square feet
3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms
2 stories, no basement
Partial brick exterior
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House #2
Single-family home, brand new (not yet built)
Price: $X + 23,000
Down payment + closing costs: $Y + 9,000
Maintenance fee: $20/month (common area maintenance only – I would be responsible for landscaping and snow removal on my property)
17 minutes from work
1700 square feet
3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms
2 stories + basement
Partial brick exterior
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House #3
Condo, 2 units per building, 9 years old
Price: $X + 10,000
Down payment + closing costs: $Y + 5,000
Maintenance fee: $135/month (landscaping, snow removal, leaf removal, garbage, exterior insurance)
8 minutes from work
1560 square feet
2 bedrooms + den, 2 bathrooms
1 story, no basement
All siding exterior

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Poll #1104539 Which house should I buy?

Which house should I buy?

House #1 for $X
15(27.8%)
House #2 for $X + 23,000
23(42.6%)
House #3 for $X + 10,000
16(29.6%)


Any comments with the reason for your vote are welcomed!

iPod

I plugged my ipod into my computer yesterday to put more music on it and it erased everything I had already on it. I restored it thinking that that would give me my music back but when that whole process was done, I found that I only had half of my artists on the ipod, all of the others were mysteriously missing from the iP.O.S (piece of shit) and I've restored it 5 times since. I still do not have music and don't know why or what I should do. 
Could someone help me TQC? 

Oh, and have you ever taken Bactrim for any kind of infection? Did it make you lose weight or suppress your hunger?

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Today I drove the wrong way down a 6 lane one-way road. What is the stupidest thing you have ever done driving wise?

That wasn't my worst, a few days after I got my license I drove into my bff's garage door. It was hilarious until her dad came home. :[
GLASS CASE OF EMOTION!!!

Because I Don't Want Fo Feel Like I'm The Only Weirdo...

What's something weird that you've done or witnessed today?

A: I watched Home Alone 2 on the movie channel and counted how many "pranks" Kevin McCallister pulled on the burglars that (a) they would not have survived through or (b) would have likely caused serious bodily injury
(For the record: there were 9, counting both times when being hit with the giant metal pipe)
  • Current Music
    Jimmy Eat World
peace

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What's the most clever,creative or random goodbye/parting phrase you know? Or if you want list them all.
examples: See you later alligator
                    In a while crocodile
                    See you in a few Pikachu!
flapjack eyes

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Does anyone know where I can watch the Christian Dior s/s 06 runway video? (or if there is one...)
it's the one w/ the marie antoinette themed stuff.

Also, who's your favourite designer?

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I'm 18 and never drove before. Do you think if I just read the permit handbook have my dad help me practice, that will be sufficient? Will I pass my driver's test with just that?

The handbook has all the rules. My dad's not an instructor but he has been driving for 20 years.
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I'd like to give my boyfriend something small & reasonably priced to keep with him to remember me while I'm away for the semester. He already has n00dz, so that's a no go. He's also not really a jewelry guy. What should I get him?

Would you tell me about the most financially strapped situation you have been in? I need to not feel so bad for being poor around the holidays.
Pit Bull: Reindeer
  • tenna

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My boyf told me he'd take me to the movies tomorrow, but then called today and said he actually works tomorrow, and can't! But that he doesn't work Friday and will take me then!

1. What should I do tomorrow to keep myself from extreme boredom now that I've been ditched? Should I try and make sure I have a REALLY GOOD DAY?

2. I just ate buffalo! Have you ever eaten buffalo?

3. My boyf likes jerky, should I save some buffalo jerky for him, or eat all of it before I get to see him next cause he can't take me to the movies tomorrow?
Bert Shocked

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1.  When you tell people about a girl/boy you are seeing, do they ask, "what is she/he"?
  <i>I get this all the time</i>

2. How do you answer that?

3.  Isn't it more important to ask, "who is she/he"?

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I'm in my first semester of college at a bigger university for Nursing (RN) and I seriously HATE it. I thought I would like college, but I really don't. I have a scholarship to this school that pays for everything, plus gives me a little bit back every semester.

But the thing is, I'm doing really BAD. Like I really think I might lose my scholarship in my first semester. A few friends of mine go to a local technical school for LPN and they really love it.

I'm debating whether I should stay at this college and suffer or switch to this technical school and have it easier.

I checked into everything and my TOPS scholarship (a scholarship for LA students) would switch over to the technical school. Plus, I read that if you go to a technical school TOPS pays for summer sessions, which they don't if you go to an actual university.

The college is 40 mins away from my house and driving there 3 times a week really sucks, while the technical school is seriously 3 MINUTES away. So that would save a lot on gas and save my car haha.

I know it would be downgrading from a higher paying job to a lower, but I seriously don't think I can handle 3 more years of school at the university. The LPN program only takes 4 semesters, but my scholarship would pay for SUMMER also, so it would be alot shorter than at the university. I've also heard that if you get your LPN license and work a while, employers often pay for your schooling to advance yourself to an RN. I think it would be alot easier to become an RN after working as an LPN for a while. I would already know most things, so it wouldn't be that difficult.

This is a lot of rambling, but what does everyone think I should do? Any help AT ALL would be appreciated.
Etc. // Fed up with it all.

Still procrastinating.

1. What's the lowest grade (not including zeros) you've ever gotten on anything?

I've probably gotten much lower, but I won't easily forget the 5/20 I managed to get on a calculus quiz a few weeks ago.

2. What's on your clipboard?

My paste says: www.prism.gatech.edu/~gth832w/index.html.

Yay, a nonexistent site.
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hallelujah

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1a. someone posted a funny about a week ago, something about how do germans say bra? what was the answer? my mom cracked up at it, but i dont remember how long ago it was to go look through every comment...
1b. what's your favorite joke?
what did one saggy boob say to the other saggy boob? "if we're not careful they're gonna think we're nuts!"

2. what's your favorite kind of pasta?

3. what are you doing new years eve?
Magic

Getting to know you (intimately)

Since a lot of people were really squeamish about the butthole question, let's raise it up a notch. Ladies, what are things that have gone into your vagina?

Tampon
4(3.2%)
Penis
0(0.0%)
Two penises
0(0.0%)
Finger/fingers
2(1.6%)
Whole fist
1(0.8%)
Toe/toes
0(0.0%)
Whole foot
0(0.0%)
Pegleg/prosthetic body part
1(0.8%)
Vibrating adult toy
0(0.0%)
Non-vibrating adult toy
0(0.0%)
Produce
0(0.0%)
Live animals
0(0.0%)
Some kind of birth control apparatus
0(0.0%)
Gynocological tools
0(0.0%)
Other
3(2.4%)

Gentlemen, what have you put your penis into?

Woman
6(46.2%)
Man
1(7.7%)
Baked good (specify)
0(0.0%)
Animal
0(0.0%)
Dead something-or-other (you don't need to specify beyond this)
0(0.0%)
Blow-up doll, human or otherwise
0(0.0%)
Real Sex doll
0(0.0%)
Artificial vaginas or recepticles for you-know-what, purchased at an adult store
0(0.0%)
Produce
0(0.0%)
Tree
0(0.0%)
Pool drain
0(0.0%)
'Happy sock'
0(0.0%)
Hole in wall/floor/etc
0(0.0%)
Anything purchased at Home Depot that should be used for piping purposes
0(0.0%)
Other
3(23.1%)
Bruins - shadow

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Whats the best/funniest joke gift that you have been given or that you have given someone else?
What made it funny?
I gave my sister wrinkle cream on her birthday. She turned 25. I know, its lame. But I thought it was funny. I also sign her up for wrinkle cream free samples. She told me the Olay definity that I sent her was the best moisturizer shes ever used. hahahaha

Have you ever given someone a used gift?
My sister gave my cousin a pair of her sweatpants for Christmas one year, because my cousin was always borrowing them for her.
This year I am giving my cousin a movie of hers that Ive had since April. Also Im giving my mom the new Harry Potter movie, but Im watching it first. Yes, I rule
creepyllama

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If it's not in a public entry in ONTD, you guys are my only other place to go for celebrity infos.

Is this true?

Jessica Simpson is ready to strip naked in a Hollywood movie.

The blonde beauty wants to be taken seriously as an actress and believes baring all is the best way to earn the respect of Tinseltown, even if it goes against her family's wishes.


Frankly, that second sentence that I quoted, the second sentence of the story...is just too outrageous for me to take it seriously. I don't know anything about BANG Showbiz, tho.



What do you believe is the best way to earn the respect of Hollywood?

I think she should step it up a notch and throw poop at Pres. Bush...while naked...on camera.
LADY

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Dear TQC,

These:

$120

or

These:

$55

?

I like the first one better for looks, but they aren't vegan and I don't know how waterproof they are or where they're made (they are sustainable I guess though). The second ones are uglier but I think they'd be okay with jeans or with a skirt and tights or something my style is kind of 'just put a bunch of ugly stuff together and call it an outfit' anyway. The second ones claim to be environmentally friendly and made with fair labor but I don't see any support for that other than on their website so idk.

Do you know anywhere else I could find comfy non-leather boots that aren't too hideous? No PVC pleather, either, since I think that shit takes like thousands of years to biodegrade. (Does it?) I would be okay with leather because it's generally more sustainable I guess and waterproof and lasts a long time and blah blah blah but the thought of dead animal skin on my feet just really grosses me out so I know I'd never wear them. SO SORRY 'BOUT THAT.

THANKS TQC!

ETA: My style is like pseudo-hippie and vaguely indie but mostly just kind of ugly because I'm too lazy for fashion.
mask by Styromgalleries! princessbride z

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Does anyone know the name of the Hindu Goddess/God that dances for Vishnu(?) and holds the world in her hands; every time she stumbles, it causes earthquakes?

What is your favorite god/goddess, any religion (not for their names but for their stories)?

Sorry if this has been asked before.

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 What three things do you want more than absolutely anything else in the world?

1) Good enough driving skills to get my license.
2) Mini Cooper.
3) A home in San Diego.
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Pit Bull: Reindeer
  • tenna

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My friend is taking me to a rave. All I have is a few knee-length dresses and jeans and t-shirts. What should I wear?

What should I snack on while I drink tea and read a book and forget about my sorrows?

Think back to one time who had really phenomenal sex. Where was it, who was it with, and what made it so awesome?

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When did you create your *first* livejournal? Do you still use the same one? If not, what communites, etc. were you in back then?


I created mine May 9, 2003. I was apparently a member of _cuterthanyou, add_me, bups, cheerleaders, community_promo, keep_it_pretty, ljdesigners, raptamakeout. Huh.
at seven

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Is there another word I could use to describe this clock, besides "Victorian?"



I'm trying to argue that a wedding dress ad with a clock like this in it is deliberately using Victorian imagery, but it seems repetitive to be like "because of the Victorian clock and Victorian furniture and the Victorian portrait it is clearly evoking the Victorian period." Yeah. I guess alternate descriptions for the Victorian furniture and portrait would be fine too.


Second, more fun question: To the non-males of TQC, if you didn't/couldn't wear the traditional white wedding dress in your wedding, what did/would you wear? Pictures please.
Edit: OR off-white, or cream, or ivory, or pale silver, or anything else that screams "I'M PRETENDING TO BE A VIRGIN!" to the world. This means you, __ria.
surprise

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When was the last time you learned you thought something was called something it's not?

An example, to help you understand my question.
I just (as in a minute or two ago) learned that it was called a 'tape measure'. I've been calling it was 'tape measurer' for all my life. I called a friend and she thought it was 'measurer', too. My mom and Wheel of Fortune taught me otherwise.

I am very upset about this, my whole life has been a sham.