Is reality TV really "reality" or is it all scripted? Maybe not exactly scripted but I always thought it was still somewhat planned out.
Are the people in the shows actors or are they just real people who sort of just act on the shows? I alway wondered if they were really crying and things like that or if it's really all fake. : /
I vote NY, NY
1. I need to do a balance transfer, and I have an offer of 4.99% APR on that transfer through October of '08. Say I want to transfer $2,500.00; how do I calculate my how that APR affects it?
2. How are finance charges calculated? We'll say I have a 250 dollar balance with a 11.49% annual percentage rate.
3. How old were you when you got your first credit card(s), and who taught you this stuff?
How was your Christmas?
It was pretty good, but I guess I feel let down. I had been really excited about Christmas this year for some reason.
What are you looking forward to now?
Well, my next fun thing will be a big hockey party on New Years Day (ice bowl whoo!), but I'm kind of looking more towards the future... like the vacation I'm taking in April and more importantly, graduating high school and then starting college in the fall. I got all this college stuff for Christmas and now all I can think about is packing up and moving.
How long do you think it will be before Wiis can be found in stores?
My mom promised me one for Christmas and neither of us were able to find one. Now that Christmas is over, I can have a Wii as soon as I can actually get my hands on a Wii. I am impatient, I need Wii to drown my Christmas-is-over sorrows.
1. Oh god, Is this the worst decision I could make with my life?
2. ..If not, then what would be?
My SO ordered me a gift for Christmas that has not come in yet. I knew how much it cost because he asked me to pick it out. So he sent me the shipping info via e-mail, which also had the order number. I went to the site to check the order and see if it had shipped yet, and found out he paid $50 cheaper for the item than is listed on the site!
I went through the motions of adding it to my "shopping cart" and going through the order process up until the credit card information, and it still has the price as displayed on the website!
How'd he DO that?
-Or old people, I guess.
Which commercial is currently your favorite?
Which friend had a birthday last?
What did you get them?
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2. Would you go to Disney World over winter break if your SO wanted to?
Is your family functional/disfunctional? Why?
Do you want them to leave you alone forever, or just for now?
So for those of you who have been, which one(s) have you been to? Did you enjoy the vacation? Were there any issues with it? TELL ME EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM!!
can you touch your toes?
are you shallow?
what's the last thing you ctrl-c'ed?
why am i up at 2:19 am doing nothing but F5ing my friend's page and waiting for someone to post or do something entertaining?
It's 100 tiny little pellets (less than half the size of a tic tac) in a little tube.
Should i just down them all at once? Or should i pour it into my tea like sugar? It has to be lol, whatever i do. I'm trying to prove a point here.
1. If you decided that you were going to kill your spouse/SO, how would you do it?
2. How many times would you try before you gave up?
3. Would you clue into what your SO was doing if your SO was trying to kill you?
I'm fucking 22. My face was FINE for a long time and all of a sudden, it's worse than it's seriously ever been.
What do you do about these sorts of situations?
I wash my face regularly (1-2 times a day). I've had a VERY bad reaction to Proactiv in the recent past, so please don't bother suggesting it.
Do I start working out on New Year's day or start now?
Who wants to pay my credit card bill? that biotch Santa cut out on me.
2. I received a gift card to the local bookstore: I can apply it either to one month of a writing workshop, or I can have $75 credit for books. WHICH SHOULD I DO? I am torn.
What communities are your favorite time-wasters at work?
I got about $400 via various Christmas gifts. Tell me TQC, how should I spend it?
Here are some possibilities:
1) Personal trainer sessions
2) New tattoo (pin-up girl rib piece)
4) Spa day etc.
I'm leaning towards #1 because I've been trying to lose these last 30 pesky pounds forever, and it might be a good boost. Plus, I want to get more fit in general.
What do you guys think?
EDIT: I should mention, I can get back from the city within 15-20 minutes notice, but I spend the night at roleplaying.
What are you doing for New Year's Eve?
My answer: My boyfriend's sister Ally. She's had some F-ed up stuff happen to her, yet she's smart, funny, never depressed, and always helpful. She deals with the messed up stuff in her life so well, it's amazing. She's a rock.
Do you like it this way?
what does your list consist of when it comes to what all you want/need for your new home? (provide as many suggestions as you can think of)
*and for anyone wondering, YES!*
Anything planned for New Year's?
Do your house smell good or bad right now?
Are you anxiously await your W2?
I can't get into my old Email (haven't been able to for years now) and today I was (very, very) stupid and clicked on a spam link, and now I'm trying to change my password on myspace and it keeps saying I entered the wrong password. :(
Alternately, my old yahoo account wont let me reset my password; it says I need to call customer support but they keep telling me to call some other number else who ends up telling me to call customer support. Any suggestions???
EDIT: Nevermind, figured it out!
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Do you have Cuddy icons?
Do you remember when you stopped believing in Santa, if you ever did? Do you remember what your parents told you about Santa?
If/when you found out Santa didn't exist, were you SCARRED FOR LIFE?
If you have kids, or even if you don't and/or never plan on it no way, what did/would you tell your/a kid regarding Santa? Would you encourage the myth, or let them believe, or just lay out the straight facts?
2. How much did you pay for said spaghetti?
3. Grad students, do you work in addition to school?
For those of you who do have regrets, what are they?
Whenever I put in an audio CD, It automatically imports.
How can I stop this from happening?
How do I get rid of the static that's making my skirt try to inhabit the same spacetime as my legs?
How many times do you put on a skirt to wear for the day and then go "ah screw it!" and pull out the jeans?
which mall should i go to?
- 7.48 miles away, no freeway in that direction though, so i have to take side streets.
- near the art store i LOVE, so i could stop off there on the way back to browse.
- has twice as many stores as MALL B, but they are not necessarily better stores.
- smack dab in the middle of little saigon
- an ex works there that i don't want to run into, but i don't know if she's working today (or still working there at all anymore), and i can easily avoid her shop anyways.
- a friend that i had a falling out with works there as well, and i don't want to run into her either.
- most of the retail-monkeys are super friendly, and some of them are REALLY HOT.
- 9.22 miles away, freeway access = faster transportation time.
- near a bunch of awesome antique shops and a 50s-themed "downtown" type city that i could stop by and browse around.
- has waaaaaaaaaay less stores than MALL A, but they are better stores.
- smack dab in the middle of an affluent area, so there are lots of entitled bitches walking around. (this could be either annoying, or entertaining)
- all the people that do work here are cunts with bad attitudes (and they will be super-cunty because of the holiday shoppers)
- the sister of my stalker-ex works there, and she totally enables the stalking behavior. if she saw me there, she would totally call my ex and tell him, "oh, guess who i just saw at the mall! you should come try to talk to her!"
What I want to know is
What should we pack? I hate packing.
If you've been to Hong Kong, what things do you recommend doing or seeing? We have a few guidebooks, but it's nice asking for personal recommendations.
And weird question: What are the toilets like in Hong Kong? Like, are they everywhere, do you have to pay to use them, are there sanitary disposal units in them, etc. It's something my mother always worries about and I think she's passed that worry onto me. :P
Any other travelling in Hong Kong tips?
Have you ever had to know it off the top of your head? I was asked in biology class in high school once, but since then... nope...
I don't know why I can't remember my blood type. Someday I will get into some life threatening accident that requires a transfusion ASAP and I will die because I can't remember what blood type I have. :p
What do you think of it?
What should I make in mine?
EDIT: Haha, I mean the food processor, guys.
What are your post-Christmas plans? I need to go grocery shopping and got to school to print off a final and return some library books.
2. What was your biggest failure this past year?
3. What was the craziest thing you did this past year?
4. What did you get really, really, really excited about this past year?
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2. if you plan to shop within the next few days, what sales at what stores do you want to hit the most?
3. what is the one food you ate over the holidays that was the best? mine was pierogies...so good.
I have a ton of christmas leftovers in my fridge. Should I toss it all now and feel guilty and sad, or just
2)do you get cold easily?
3)Do you get obsessed with a lot of stuff?
Yes! I'm looking forward to my new obsession with video games. *is obsessed with comic books now*
4)for nana fans- nana hachi or nana O?
5)What makes you mad?
why is the next volume of fruits basket coming out in March?! That's forever!
Do you ever get ashamed of yourself when you have the same thought as some douchebag?
It broke my heart a little bit when I googled for "world's most recognizable face" and opalcat had posed this question on her own journal.
Could someone ever be a big enough douchebag to make you want to change your thoughts/opinions?
Is it healthy/normal for 2 people to be dating and have 0 time away from each other? As in work together, go to the same college, live 5 minutes away from each other and be at each others houses/spend the night constantly...2 of my friends are like this and they've been dating a year. I don't plan on saying anything about it, of course, it's not my place. I was just curious since they seem almost sick of each other when I talk to them now, as opposed to when they first started dating.
Has anyone attended the Vet Tech Institute? If so, what's your opinion on it? Cost? I was looking into it and I really would like to enroll sometime in 2009 since I have some debts to pay off [I don't want to get a loan for school until I've paid off my previous debt]. Did/Do you like it there? What do they require for admissions? Their website tells me nothing and I don't want to call them with questions since they'll expect I want to enroll for 2008. : /
does that make you laugh?
What do you use to do that?
I've tried every eyelash curler I've gotten my hands on, but my eyelashes refuse to curl. Unless I sleep on the side of my face all night and then I have one side curled and the other stick straight.
Does anyone know where I can find good hat patterns that are knit flat?
I have one, but I'd like a different one.
2. Do you currently live in your hometown?
3. Is there any place you would like to live?
4. Do you like apples and peanut butter?
We've talked about various activities to get involved in that don't cost an arm and a leg and that we'd enjoy. Here are some of them:
- Adventure racing
I really can't think of any more. Cycling would require the purchase of some bicycles, and running would work but that's kind of boring.
Anyone else have ideas of some good ones to check into? It'd be extra awesome if my son could get involved as well.
Do you choose your partner by his zodiac sign or do you know anyone who does?
Are you superstitious?
2.Have you ever pulled your own tooth? How did it work out for ya, and how did you do it?
...wtf, does she think it's the same thing?
If you celebrate a winter holiday and receive gifts, what was your favorite one?
If you had to have either your tongue or your ears removed, which would it be and why?
What words do you associate with this icon : ?
I have a Magellan Maestro and it's practically the sweetest thing ever. We named it Chesty LaRue.
2. Favorite soft drink?
3. Did you see the Doctor Who Christmas special!?
Does that sound like a stupid idea?
You're between jobs and you happen to meet Donald Trump at a party one day. He likes you and sorry to hear about your employment woes. He then tells you that one of his assistants quit last week and he needs to fill the spot. The job pays 100k a year and you accompany him wherever he goes, all over the world. You get a lot of free time to do what you want, for he just needs you once or twice a day. The job, see, is his official 'wiper'. He's so important that he no longer desires to clean his own butt and hires others to do so for him. He's regular and usually goes between 4-6pm daily, so you can totally plan your day around that. However, he will introduce you to everyone as his personal wiper. Whenever you're part of his entourage, you have to wear rubber gloves and overalls. Do you take the job?
2. How long does it take for you to determine this?
When you drink something warm, do you use both hands or the handle to hold to cup or mug?
What temperature do you keep your heat at in the winter?
Do you linger in the shower or clean and get out?
I don't mean something exotic, but your average every day meal, lunch, dinner, etc.
What's a stereotype about your area? Is it true?
I don't know, I went there for a few days over the summer and I didn't notice anything weird... just normal people minding their business.
Florida is filled with old people. It's somewhat true, they're alot of retirement communities here.
1b. You go straight for the handicapped stall, right? TELL THE TRUTH!
2. Earlier, I was kissing my husband's face and I noticed he smelled like dog. I told him and he said, "yeah, the dog was licking me earlier." DDDDDDDDD: WHAT DIGUSTING, POSSIBLY FATAL DISEASE WILL I ACQUIRE FROM THIS, TQC????
Visiting or living?
2. I know they're perfect and all, but what does your BF/GF/SO/spouse/etc do that annoys you? I know there's something.
3. I found an old paint-by-numbers set in my closet. Should I paint according to the directions or renumber the colors and get some awesome pink penguins?
I eat the chocolate around the edges first, then eat the middle.
Okay. So I've lived in this apartment for almost a year (my lease is up in January). About a month or so ago, I had neighbors move in upstairs, and when they moved in, I began to smell cigarette smoke coming through my vents whenever the AC/heater kicked on. It's so strong, it's like someone is smoking in my unit. Regardless of whether or not the AC/heater runs, my closet reeks of cigarette smoke, and my students at work asked if I'd started smoking because my clothes smell of it.
I asked management if there's something that can be done, but they told me all they could really do was move me to another unit, which I think is stupid because I've been here almost a year, and these people just moved in. Not to mention it would cost me money to move to another unit because I'd have to hire movers (no friends/family willing to help with moving).
I can't really afford to move to another complex when my lease is up so it's not really an option.
What are some things I can do to alleviate the smell of cigarettes in my unit? It's messing up my allergies and giving me a scratchy throat, not to mention the smell is just disgusting to me. I got an AC filter that is supposed to help with smoke particles, but it doesn't help with the smell. I burn candles, but that doesn't help either. Is there something I can do with the actual vents?
What's the best email service to use to ensure that you get all of your comment emails from LJ?
EDIT: I've had bad luck with Hotmail & Wildmail. #1 choice seems to be Gmail (but I don't like Gmail, so that's a last resort), and #2 choice seems to be YahooMail. I think I'll try #2, unless more data comes in and people are having problem with YahooMail.
Do you think it would help me take my mind off of thinking about girls or make my desire worse?
Finish that sentence: You can call me Bo because I know... ?
2. What kind of mood are you generally in?
3. How would people describe your personality?
4. How long do you have to experience symptoms of an illness/whatever before you see a doctor? (Excluding obvious emergencies)
If you are on a one person escalator next to some stairs and you would rather walk than stand, would you take the escalator or the stairs?
eta: one person escalator as in its only one person wide. Two people could not stand side by side on it.
what is the absolute BEST thing that happened to you this week?
what's one of the worst things that has ever happened to you?
will you post a picture you just feel like sharing?
2. This is a weird question, but how do YOU make a baked potato?
Would you ever serenade someone? Who would it be?
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2) Will you show me a picture of your parents, one or both[or more if you have stepfamilies]?
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3) Have you ever had a peanut butter & margarine(or butter) sandwich? If so, do others think you're weird? If not, do you think it's gross?
It's a website for people who like Adelaide, who either live here, or plan to come and visit. (You don't have to *love* it, and you don't have to think it's perfect. But you can't hate it.)
So, a question to those of you who live in Adelaide, or who have been to Adelaide (please indicate which is the case for you in your answer)
Oh and your answer may end up on a website, so by responding you're giving me permission to use it. :) Thanks
What is/are your favourite places to eat in Adelaide?
Why (in as much detail as possible) ?
If you can, where is it?
What type of people would you recommend it to? (for example: families, students, first class travellers, backpackers on a budget...)
What is a good, reliable place to buy a cheap or second-hand mobile? It needs to last me until the next generation iPhone comes out, hopefully only a month or two.
Or, alternatively, have a mobile you want to get rid of? Or a battery to a Motorola Razr? Or know how to fix the scrollball on a Sidekick 3? Name your price, TQC!
my left index finger keeps giving me the sensation that it's wet. it is not wet. am i going to die y/n?
were you affected by any of the bantown hacks? if so, what happened?
"you've seen me through the end of three relationships. you're one of the few people who gets me. i'll drunk-dial you later."
omg, i think i am somehow going to die from faux finger wetness
The surface of one of my picture frames (a sort of hard plastic/glass thing) got scratched. It's new(ish) and was expensive, so I don't want to just throw it out. Are there any easy home remedies for scratched plastic/glass that work?
Thanks in advance!
Have you heard of those doll baby things that are like, not really real but look SO real!? This woman in America sells them, I guess they're like substitutes for real babies, cause grown ups have them, they're not for kids.
Would you like a baby that looks so real its amazing but is not a real baby?
Why would you, or anyone in the world, ever want one of those?
They're not like china dolls by the way, your meant to like, look after them and carry them round. THEY SERIOUSLY LOOK SO REAL!
My boyfriend is with his parents in the other end of the country, but he phoned me today saying that he told them about me in more detail, and they want to meet me and see where he lives and stuff. So he suggested they all come home early and his parents stay at ours for a few days, they're coming friday midday! So my question is, WHAT DO I DO TO GET HIS PARENTS TO LIKE ME A LOT?! I'm going to superchargedly clean the house and buy cute things tomorow in preperation, but what else?!
1. What's the worst present you've ever got for Christmas/any holiday/birthday?
2. Have you ever heard of Croatia? If so, what (what have you heard about it, I mean)?
3. Do you like to see photos of your friends online? How important is it?
What games do you suggest I buy?
I already have my eyes on Mario Galaxy and Zelda: Twilight Princess. My grandmother gave me Guitar Hero III yesterday (not knowing I didn't have a Wii).
Is there anything else that I can't do without?
I have a mental image of someone hiding in the bushes with a pair of binoculars watching people in a park or something. Creeepy.
2)Should Big Love have more Margene naked?
3)Yoshi's Island DS- awesome or boring?
4)Should anyone ever go to gamestop on the day after christmas?
2. What kinds of preparations would you need to make before you moved there (ETA: if one is find a job, would you secure a job before you left, if you could, or just check out the job market and then tie it down when you got there)?
3. How would you go about making these preparations?
If you want, why'd you pick where you did? How old are you? Would you do this? Have you done this? (this last one is important! If you have, I want deeeeeetz.)
What do you plan to read in the coming year?
How often do you read for pleasure and not work or school?
Do you read books in foreign languages for fun? What do you read if you do?
Where is your favorite place to read? What to you like to drink or listen to when you read?
Do you consider the things you read online (i.e, fanfiction) to be the same as reading printed media?
The Tale of the Hand-Grasping Thief by Otsu-ichi, from his book of short stories and novellas "Ushinawareru Monogatari." I'm also reading "Collapse," by the same guy who did "Germs, Guns, and Steel," but I left it at home so I can't get it for two weeks.
I'm going to finish this book of Otsu-ichi stories and then move on to another one by him, probably "Calling You" because I only have one story of his in there that I haven't read it. After that, I'll probably start his "Zoo" anthologies. I hope to finish all his short story/novella anthologies soon.
I used to read a lot, but the last few years I've been too busy and books in English were hard to come by. My new year's resolution is to try and read at least a short story per month.
Yup. All the Otsu-ichi stuff is in Japanese, because I'm trying to increase my vocab and reading comprehension. And his stuff is just kick-ass. I'm hoping to get up to being able to read Haruki Murakami easily.
At a Starbucks with a nice chai tea latte or something, listening to my iPod. I dunno, it makes me feel all decadent or something. No matter what or where, I've got to have a nice hot tea or something.
And yeah, fanfic and the like are reading. I've read fanfic that was way better and more thought-provoking than some books ("The Da Vinci Code," I'm looking at you, here.)
it was on a simple life episode, i believe the first season.
(could be wrong...)
or, if anyone knew which episode & season it was...
i've googled and searched, but no such luck.
(p.s. i've been gone for a few months. i've missed this place.)
For a girl?
What are the best, kitschiest name sets for twins you have ever heard?
How would you respond to that?
If you have a SO you love, is it true that you love them more than they love you?
Could you be happy in a relationship where you knew you loved your partner significantly more than they loved you?
What do you think of the background on my journal? warning: may cause seizures.
Do you ever put moving pictures as your desktop wallpaper? I did that once on accident and nearly died.
I'm wondering do these covers become loose after being opened twice?
THIS YEAR I RESOLVE TO ____________ MY ________________ MORE OFTEN.
how likely am I to get stuck in LA on fridaY?
do you normally wear a pony taiL?
are you a sad ljer tonighT?
- What about any other type of store?
Today I FINALLY cleaned my motherbeastden of a room! It still smells like my sister's cats though and they've been gone for 5 months. Bitches.
And I just need to gain three more pounds to be at my goal weight YEAH! I haven't been losing any ^_^
2. Are movie theatre and concession prices way too expensive?
3. Have you ever snuck food or drinks in?
4. Have you ever seen a movie at the IMAX?
We got a handful of christmas pictures online. If you want to add any pictures to the gallery just follow the instructions at the top of each gallery!
Should I goatse my sister's husband and all of her in-laws?
edit: upon review of the gallery that he is using, I can also Rickroll them. Please consider this in your wisdoms.
Do you believe how you spend New Years Eve is how your year will go?
Do you go to bed around the same time every night? How many hours of sleep do you normally get each night?