February 4th, 2008

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So I know this post will be controversial but I am just going to throw it out there:

I've noticed a lot of young married TQC members, and I have to ask why anyone would want to get married or even have a kid before they hit 22?
Am I the only one who feels that it's a tad early, before you're at least 25?
And of course to each their own, but if you did choose to get married early, why exactly? (Aren't you afraid something better might come along since you haven't had much experience?)

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1. I've always heard people talk about being in therapy or having a therapist, but what IS a therapist exactly? A psychiatrist? A psychologist? idigi :(

2. How do you go about finding one under your insurance? My insurance's website doesn't list any sort of practice that covers anything I think of when considering therapy, etc.

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I have a lot a free time lately, and I have been very lonely and been wanting a small animal friend. I used to have hamsters for years and rescue them from shelters. I've been thinking about going to petco/petsmart and just getting all the stuff I needed then just going to the Humane Society and taking all the hamsters they have.

This is a good idea, right?

Should I get a chinchilla instead?

Do you hate guinea pigs as much as I do? They are smelly and they make a lot of noise.

If I don't like any of the small animals, I might just cave in and adopt the sweetest dog I see. Age is not a factor. My puppy needs a friend. Is this also a good idea?

Do you hate pitbulls? No.

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Poll #1132749 Would you rather...?

Would you rather have sex with your/a SO in front of your mother....or have your mother have sex with her/a SO in front of you? (it's your father if you don't have a mum)

Me in front of her
Her in front of me

Would you rather have 3 boobs (tritits) all in a row on your chest, or just one single boob (unitit)?


Would you rather catapult 100 boy scouts into the Grand Canyon, sans parachute, or catapult in 10 baby pandas (you know how rare they are and how pandas in general dislike procreation)

Boy scouts
Baby pandas

Would you rather have clown makeup tattooed onto your face, or have to eat an entire clown over the period of the next month? Clown steaks, clown pate, fois clown, clown chili (with smaller clown parts that weren't big enough to make steaks from)

Clown makeup
Eat a clown

Would you rather let everyone in this community find $1,000 in the street and have a bunch of orgasms and have like the best day of their lives, or steal $10 from each person in this community and keep for yourself and have them all stub their toe?

$1,000 and orgasms for each
$10 from each and let them have piggy pain


Has anyone here ever been to Paris in late July/early August? I know the city tends to empty out in those months and I was wondering how dead it gets? I know the fashion houses close, but I don't really care about them, moreso the local bistros, stores, etc. I've been once before, but in April. I'm deciding how to split my time between London, Paris, and possibly Greece or Croatia.

So, yes, how dead is Paris in early August?

Also, while I'm at it, ever been to Croatia or Greece? How was it? Any recommendations on where to go?

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Forgive me :(

Are messages on Facebook private or can anyone see them?

Yeah, I am aware of what a dumb question it is but Facebook is stupid and confusing in some things. And I know privacy settings aren't great over a lot of areas.

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Would you date this guy?


Why or why not?

3. If you think this is stupid, what's your favorite animal?

4. What's your favorite fruit?

The guy himself did not put up the ad, it was put up for him by me.
What part made him seem cocky?
at seven

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So TQC, I just took some of my roommate's Vick's non-drowsy cough suppressant, but I'd really like to take some of her pleasantly drowsy-making anti-congestant too. Think I'll die if I do?

I've been hacking my lungs out and breathing through one nostril since 3:30 in the morning and can't sleep, it's a miserable existence, maybe death is preferred.

Quick answers appreciated so I can go back to bed. You know, for all of you reading this at 5:30 AM EST.

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How much sex (per day, week, etc) would you consider too much? Or, at least, a whole hellova lot, OMG, that's a lot of sex?

How much sex would you consider too little?

How many cookbooks do you own? Which is your favorite? If you don't own any, what do you eat?

ETA: Yes, I know I have a two-track mind.

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1. Say you meet this guy.  He's nice enough, looks good in a suit, and is taller and a little older than you - or whatever would float your boat.  Sweet digs, right?

2. The next day you find out that he has horrific grammar, and capitalizes Random words when Writing something.  Still interested?

3. The day after that you have lunch with him, and he chews with his mouth open.  Is your interest decreasing, has it left completely, or are you still down?

4.  The day after that you discover that he likes to argue for the sake or arguing, and will pick a fight with pretty much anything you say.  Have you left the building yet, or are you still hooked by the fact that he's got a great body and nice eyes, therefore making your attraction very, very shallow?

5.  If, at this point, you're still attracted, what would this guy have to do to completely unattract you?
they call her one eye

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1)What is the distance between your nipples? If you're in public, go ahead and go to the bathroom to measure. I'll wait. I want you to be as accurate as possible.

2)Have you taken any dance lessons? If so, what sort? If not, do you enjoy dancing?

Sexual inexperience.

So, a friend and I were talking and I am interested in what you all might think about it.

So, say there is a girl/guy and they have only been with one person sexually. They are in a serious relationship with that same person, however, sex just isn't that satisfying.

The girl/guy is becoming discontent with the relationship because of lack of sexual satisfication and is struggling with what to do. They wonder if this lack of sexual satisfaction is normal, whether they should call it quits with their serious partner to see if maybe he/she may be more sexually compatible elsewhere.

So the dilemma is: End an otherwise pretty good relationship to seek a *possibly* more satisfying sex life, or stay with their partner and not really enjoy sex forever.

What would YOU do if you were in such a situation? Go as in depth as you may like.

Do you believe in natural sexual compatibility/chemistry?

PS, by saying that sex isn't satisfying, I think it is more of an issue of not having that "spark" or "desire" to have sex/it's not exciting. ..not so muc concerning orgasm.

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1)did you know that you're not supposed to make the kid tilt their head back when they have a nose bleed?

I didn't

2)Do you have any kiddy first aid tips?

eta: favorite diner dash game?

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Do you drink Pabst Blue Ribbon?

So when you drink PBR from a bottle, the bottle cap has a playing card number and symbol (like 4 of Hearts or like in this picture). My friend says if you collect all 52 you can send them in and Pabst will give you some free stuff. Is this true?


Which one of these jobs would you choose?

1) This is a job, where you get paid very well (let's say 4,450.00 USD / month) but the catch is, you have to dress up really, really conservatively every day. No tattoos, no piercings, no bright hair colors etc.

2) This is a job, where you get paid a little less (about 2,900.00 USD / month) and you can dress up and look like yourself.

You have to work alot on both of these jobs, none is easier than the other. They're both very busybusy jobs.

Bawwww, this is easy for most of you, it seems. Let's make it this way:

Job no 1: No low-cut cleavages, at least 1/2 sleeves - no sleeveless shirts, no short skirts and no shorts - even at summer time.

Would this change your pick?

[edit II]
Oh what the hell. Maybe it's time for new clothes for me!

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my favorite shirt has a huge stain on it, so i used some shout on it to get it out, and dried it... then i saw the stain was still there. I washed it 2 more times using shout, it still hasnt come out. Does anyone have an idea of how to get a stain out? Remember- I dried it with the stain apparently still on.
tv » dwight and mose

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how do you make friends in a new city?

i'm planning on moving from new york (long island) to philadelphia and i have no idea how i am going to make friends. i figure i can make friends with people wherever i work but otherwise i have no idea. i'm not in school and probably still won't be by the time i movie so i can't make friends at a school. ugh help me please?
macro - procrastination cat
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If you were ever in college and are not anymore, is there anything about it you miss?

If you could have one magical power, what would it be?

What did you think of the movie Invasion?


I'm looking to get new 2.1 speakers for my receiver. I don't know squat about speakers, and I don't want anything flashy and weird, just something with solid sound. Anyone have any resources on good speaker brands? What to avoid? What to look for?
me - with gun
  • shinga

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If you woke up tomorrow morning will full and complete knowledge of any one subject, what would you want it to be?

I think I'd be cheap and go with "language" and hope it covers EVERY LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD BWHAHAHAA...... yeah, that or math.
MLP - pinkie chicken

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I'm head of a religious tolerance club at my college, where we just sort of sit around and discuss issues without a bias (we have a largely Christian campus, so discussions are bound to get a bias normally). We don't have a topic for discussion tonight, though. We discussed medicine and insurance last week, we've talked about what happens after death, politics and the presidential candidates before, and we're saving love/sex for next week's meeting. What's a good, general topic to get a room of about 30 opinionated people talking?
gasp zooey

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1. Who won the Superbowl?

2. For that matter, who was playing?

3. I just realized that the Superbowl was yesterday.  I was supposed to watch the commercials for a media class.  Is there a place I can watch some online?
Haruhi disappearance
  • eidna

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1) Why do my cheese and peanut butter crackers taste like pot smells?

2) Am I within my rights to stab every co-worker today who is incessantly, INCESSANTLY whining about the Patriots?

3) Which is less flattering on someone: clothes that are very loose, or very tight?

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1: Anyone here a leap year baby?
2: How has your day been so far?
3: What word do you frequently misspell?
4: If you had to choose one of these professions, which one and why?
    a: butcher
     b: baker
     c: candle stick maker
5: What did you do this weekend?
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Lets play a game!

Will you post what interests you have in common with the commenter above you? (according to their user info anyway)

First person can start with me :)

sammy is a bitchface sometimes...i'm a b
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how's your life right now....stable, kind of unstable, or a total shit storm?

what would you say is your biggest issue with life in general (or with yourself if applicable) right now?

how do you manage stress?
girls in white dresses

funny is in the eye of the beholder.

do you ever ask questions just to have an excuse to share personal information about yourself so you don't feel so lonely?

have you ever tried to play a joke that you thought was clearly a riot, but that wasn't recieved well at all?

no lol who does that?

once i had to pick up my sig-oth from the airport, and i waited with flowers and a sign that said bridesbymail.com, but she just got upset.


You Better Work!!

Is it disturbing that my 4 year old stepson's fave song at the moment is RuPaul's Supermodel?

Should I be ashamed that it's my fault? as in he heard it in the car, seemed to like it so I put that jank on repeat for days... 
girls in white dresses

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a friend of mine got hit by a CVC pipe, right in the nutz. it pierced the flesh on his theigh a little bit and he ended up getting some sort of infection down there which caused his "junk" to swell up to about the size of your fist(yes, yours). the nurses asked his wife uncomfortable questions in the ER, like "so... What's it like?". do you have any  embarrasing injuries you'd like to share with us?

i currently have a cut on my left nipple, which is making life interesting for me as far as tactile sensations go.
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More car stuff...

Do you drive an automatic or a manual?

If an automatic, are you able to drive a manual?

Do you live in an area with a lot of traffic?

How annoying is it really to drive a manual in stop and go traffic every day?

I think I finally found a car that has enough sexiness and personality for me, but it only comes in manual transmissions. Which I like and can drive, but I live in the D.C. metro area, so...traffic. Lots and lots of traffic.
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colors poles

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 My ipod is on the fritz, and I want to just get a new one. Where would you rate your ipod touch on a scale of 1 to 10? 10 being the best. Why do you like it? what do you not like about it?
i say, old bean

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have you ever introduced two people who ended up falling in love?
did they get together?
are they still together?

what was the last thing that you did that made you go "damn, i did way better than i thought i would"?

i'm supposed to stop eating spicy food (totally doesn't agree with my stomach D:) but, i love spicy food. TQC, what should i do to get over this?

i should take my camera with me to the beach y/n?

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Oh TQC, brainstorming is always more fun with you. I'm entering a Japanese speech contest and I need a topic. Who thinks they've got an amusing one I can run with? Ideally, it would be something along the lines of social issues or something "important," but everything I can think of would be incredibly polarizing and I want to win the cash prize. I would have to deliver it in Japanese to a Japanese audience, so it would hopefully be a fairly simple topic.

Also: in two words, how would you characterize your childhood?
Edit- mine: imaginative, lonely.
Missed Connection- Adrian Tomine

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Other than donating plasma, what are a few ways to make a quick couple of extra bucks on a weekly basis? I already have a part-time job and as I'm in college I don't really have time to get a full-time job, and getting more hours at my job is not an option (set schedule). Any ideas?

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One of the things I'm giving up for Lent is LJ (and all recreational internet use, other than email). What would you do with your time if you didn't spend it on the internet?

Are you giving up anything for Lent? Or have you/will you give anything up for a similar holiday or personal reason, religious or non?

(For the record, so I don't confuse those who know me, I'm not Catholic or religious at all I just FREAKIN' LOVE LENT because when it's over, it's springtime!)
Haruhi disappearance
  • eidna

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1) I bought this "daily face serum" from garnier nurtitioniste or something, and I replaced it with my previous moisturizer. Lately, my face itches after I use it- does this mean its working, or am I having a reaction to it?

2) Everyone has a favorite pizza shop, and there's reasons why you like that particular place's food so much. Can you tell me what makes a great pizza and/or sub, for you? Where do you get yours from, and what makes that place so awesome to eat at?

How Do I Fix My Wireless Networking?

Question/Problem: When I hook up my wireless router, my PC no longer connects, but the Wii can, without a problem

Operating System and VERSION: PC: Windows XP SP2, and then whatevers on the Wii

Web Browser and VERSION: Firefox for the PC, Opera for the Wii

Your level of experience: Seasoned with certain things, beginner with routers

Duration of problem: It's been happening for awhile. My ISP (Cox) says it's not them, but since I can connect with at least one internet-capable machine, I'm inclined to believe. It worked for awhile, but then stopped, and then would again, and then stopped again. We usually have to keep the router disconnected most of the time.

Any steps you've taken to troubleshoot? I'm not sure of which I can take. I've tried it with the router on, but the Wii off, and still have nothing. It's already password-protected and all that good stuff.

I'm not sure if this info matters:
We're not sure if it's the computer (it's slowly dying a painful death). We're purchasing a laptop as soon as tax return comes in (should be by the end of the week), and we're hoping that both of us can get on the computers at the same time. We're purchasing a new tower in a few months (laptop is a priority, since I'm going to be going out of town, and still want to be in better contact than just phone with my husband).


Have you ever been on a blind date?

If so, will you tell me about it?

Would you consider meeting someone off of the internet to be a blind date of sorts?

Have you ever had a friend try to hook you up with someone?

If so, how did that work out?

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it's been pouring like crazy all day and really cold for arizona-weather.
this girl from michigan asked if it's always rainy here and everyone burst out laughing.

1. what kind of stupid questions do people who don't live there ask in your region?
2. what's your opinion on snowbirds?


 Hey TQC, 
I'm kind of sick but not in an on my death bed kind of way. (More congested, achey.)
I don't have class, so what should I do?

Basically the options are
a) force myself to get dressed and shower 
b) stay in my housecoat, drift in & out of sleep and eat chicken noodle soup.
c) what TQC tells me to do
Haruhi disappearance
  • eidna

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My 2nd job just called and left a voicemail asking if I could come in tonight to cover a shift. I could use the money, but I was planning to shower early and then go to my mom's tonight for dinner and to use her treadmill.

What should I do?

Let's talk about sex, bb

First question is for all you sluts and ho-bags out there.

1.) How long is too long for one sex session (and by that I mean just sex, no foreplay included)? Or, do you think that sex can never last too long?

A: I dunno, and maybe this has to do with my horrendous ADD, but unless it's absolutely mind-blowing sex, anything longer than 45 minutes and I'm starting to think about the shit I need to do.

And now a fluffy question.

2.) Which Disney princess (or prince for all the men) would you most want to be?
A: Jasmine, if only for her pet tiger
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If someone lit up in a bus shelter, would you ask them to put it out or take it outside?
Would it make a difference...
If it were raining?
If the person was older or younger than you?

(I think I have the smallest metaphorical balls in the universe, because I stood out in the rain rather than ask an old dude to put out his cigarette.)

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Yesterday while returning to my apartment, my neighbor walked up with her dog and I greeted the dog by name by saying, "Hi Jojo!"

That's when my neighbor said, "This is Belle. Jojo died. In September."

How did I not notice that her dog was dead? It's been 4 months!? For what it's worth, they're practically identical dogs.

When's the last time you noticed that something was different only to realize it had changed a while ago?

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This is kind of a boring question, to be perfectly honest.

BUT, how old do you want to be when you get married? Or if you are married, how old were you? Would you have changed it?

The reason I ask is that my friend and I were talking about it, and I really can't see getting married before age 21 because I want to be able to legally drink some freaking champagne at my wedding.

OH AND ALSO, I'm always SO tempted to mark everything as having "Explicit Adult Content." Do you have the same urge? It's practically uncontrollable.

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1. Do you ever use shorthand or "chatspeak" when you text message or do you type everything out every time?
2. Is it too warm, too cool, or comfortable in the room you're in right now?
3. Will you tell me something you can see right now that has the color red on it?
4. Have you ever seen the cartoon Pepper Ann?
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If you walked into the restroom of a white collar workplace and saw a large amount of shit on the toilet seat, what would you think of the person who left it that way?

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It's my first foray into home heating oil at my new place, and I have no idea what I'm doing.

I know we don't want a service plan (that's the landlord's responsibility), but is it more expensive, generally, to have automatic delivery? Is it better to have will call delivery? Is one place better than another, somehow? The one company I did find required us to fill out a credit application, and I'm not sure why they want that, if we want just at-will delivery (if that's what we want).

So what do I look for? What do I avoid? How do I save money on this?

(And, if anyone has any info specifically about Upstate NY (Schaghticoke region) that'd be super, too. ;)

I feel really guilty about this...

Have you ever met someone and INSTANTLY thought to yourself, "I cannot trust this person any further than I can throw him/her"? Not for any good reason, not for any tangible reason... you just met that person and instinctively KNEW that person was no good for you in some way...?

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Answer *in general*, none of this "well it depends..." nonsense. Just the first imagery that pops into your head.


- belly buttons?
- feet?
- long fingernails?
- natural (untweezed) eyebrows?
- unshaven legs?
- bangs?
- girls with hair shorter than 1"?
- girls with hair past their butt?
- guys with smooth heads?
- guys with hair past their shoulders?
- subtle facial piercing?
- a mole?
- freckles?
- small teeth?
- big teeth?
- slightly misaligned teeth?
- girls over 6'0?
- girls under 4'11?
- guys over 6'6?
- guys under 5'5?
- pajamas during the day?

copy/pasting the list in your answers would be awesome to minimize having to refer to the above list when reading answers =)

I could have made it a poll, but, meh, more work.

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what's your favorite "fuck you for cheating on me, you asshole" song? extra points if it's something girl angsty.

ETA: please, no carrie underwood. if anything, that song makes me laugh.

MOREETA: any idea of things that i can do to keep myself busy? any idle time that i have, i dwell on the situation. i have been trying to do things with friends, but i feel like a huge burden because i just complain and whine to them, no matter how much i tell myself i won't. sometimes it feels really nice to have your feelings validated. especially since the cheater won't understand why i'm so upset.

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1) Would it be easy for you to give up coffee and other drinks with caffeine (soda, teas etc) permanently?
2) What if you had to give up alcohol permanently (no occasional glass of wine etc)?
3) Do you think having to give up either permanently would cause you to feel depressed or would it be a breeze to stop both?

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If you were going to the doctor for something that was personal, what would you tell the person who you make the appointment with when they ask you why you're making the appointment?

I've never had something that personal, but I did call to make an appointment because I hurt my foot-and it just made me wonder.
  • nyssa

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1: I called my bank to cancel my "Cardholder Security Plan", which I don't even remember enrolling in (and with my current financial situation, I can't afford to pay for it), only to have them tell me that instead, I should activate the plan; activating the plan means they'll pay my credit card bills FOR me for up to a year because I'm currently unemployed, and that's what I've been paying eight dollars a month for, these past two years.

I'm suspicious. What's the catch?

2: My cat keeps eating rubber bands and tape, and I would really like her to stop because it's probably NOT good for her.

Any suggestions? Also, WHY rubber bands and tape specifically? She LOVES them. >:(
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theme party

I'm throwing a February Fiesta for my birthday.  I know I can pretty much figure out how to throw a rockin' fiesta, but I love TQC's contributions.  So I have one general question and one specific question:

1. Anyone direct me to a rockin' but easy margarita recipe?

2. What ingredients would you add to create a fun Fiesta themed party?  decor, activities, food, the works!

oh, and random:  where can i get those "Hello, my name is" name tags?  for some reason i can never find them at my regular haunts.

Summer Employment?

1. Have you ever worked a summer job? What was it? Where? Did you like it?

2. I'm looking for a job this summer, preferably in Rhode Island or Maine, preferably with housing. I've been finding ones for Block Island- which I absolutely LOVE- but I'm also looking for places in the cities (Boston, Newport, Portland, NYC) that offer housing. Any ideas?

3. What stores/businesses offer online applications?

4. Favorite at-home coffee (IE: Folgers, Maxwell House caramel, etc.)?

5. If you smoke, what brand of cigarette do you smoke?

6. Favorite Essay?

7. What do you picture when you hear the word 'Iconic'?

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Any thoughts on bartending school? Is it a rip-off?

I've talked to a couple bartenders and they said I'd be better off just getting a barback job first. But most of the schools have placement programs.


Would it not help me get a good barback job if I went to school? Or would that be a big rip-off too?
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I'm taking photo 1 (yay!) and my photographer-extraodinaire friend gave me film. It's slightly different from the film the prof asked us to buy, but he said it was ok to use since it was close enough.

The only difference is the time it takes to develop. I mentioned that to my prof too, and he said "oh, don't worry about it. it won't make much difference, we'll do yours the same as everyone else's."

I told my photofriend and he said "man, that's what I hate about that prof. He gets fuzzy on the technical stuff and thinks it's not as important. Do it with the right times that I sent to you."

We develop in two days, and we'll be doing it as a small group, so my times will be off the whole time and my prof will know if I'm doing things differently.

Who should I trust, my friend or my prof?
B&B - Cornholio

(no subject)

What do you think of questioners who answer their own questions?

They're using TQC as an excuse to share boring shit
They want some attention
I don't care
I like it

I'm being a tad bitchy?


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What are your favorite original movie soundtracks? Ones where the music was made specifically for the movie.

Labyrinth, The Princess Bride, Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Prince of Egypt!


For those of you who have been to Japan...

What would you recommend seeing?

What would you recommend NOT seeing?

Any other advice?

Thankyou :)
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TQC, what makes you happy?

I am really not happy right now. I'm having a shitty time trying to find a new job, I think I have to move again, the bills are piling up, and my little sister (15 years old) is pregnant AGAIN (after a miscarriage 6 months ago). My dad doesn't want me living with my boyfriend, I have to sublet my apartment, and everything is just crap right now. I used to be such a happy person, and everyone keeps telling me how sad I seem all the time.

So what do you do when you feel like your life is falling apart around you? What can you turn to to make things better?
Bert Shocked

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1. What is your opinion of people who give unsolicited massages?

2. Did you think Simon's smile was sleazy in the last American Idol commercial?

3. Do you know of any "Love-at-first-sight" relationships that have lasted? 
star wars: incest is not best

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1. College people, how often do you visit home?
2. Do you wish you visited more/less?
3. What do you miss most about home?

My answers:
1. about every 3-4 weeks. it depends.
2. hmm. probably less.
3. My puppy. :(

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More of your friends are ____?

About even

Which gender do you get along better with?

About even

You're more likely to make friends with a _____?

Gay man
Gay woman
Possibilities are about even

You're more likely to tolerate the slutty behavior of a ____?

Male friend
Female friend
Depends on the person
I'm not likely to tolerate the slutty behavior of anyone

What would creep you out more? Being issued a dirty, innuendo-heavy, pickup line from ____?

A skeevy member of the opposite sex
A skeevy member of the same sex

You're at a party, and there's quite a lot of attractive people there, and you're in a frisky (and single) mood. Who are you more likely to make out with?

Gorgeous, sexy-bodied member of the same sex
Gorgeous, sexy-bodied member of the opposite sex
drew pickles tilde

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when i click on hyperlinks sent to me on aim (version 5.9, if it matters), they always open up in ie, even though i have checked repeatedly, and made sure firefox is my default browser, and ie is not. why do links open up in ie? how do i make them open up in firefox?

thank you!
gasp zooey

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Let's say some crazed, internet-hating maniac hunts down your address through the net, goes to your house, breaks in, and puts a gun to your temple.  He or she says he or she will let you live if you tell him or her which internet generalization you fit into.

You, of course, don't think you fit into an internet generalization, but you don't want to die.  What do you tell him or her?

Examples would be that you don't want a kid right now, so you'd say you're childfree.  You don't have an SO and thus aren't having sex, so you'd say you're asexual.  Just basic connections that no sane person would make in real life, but if you were to say it on the internet, everyone would categorize you.
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I think my inbox has finally recovered from the last question, so here we go again.

What are you allergic to?

I thought I'd ask because my ankle is swollen to twice its size because I have really bad reactions to certain insect bites. Which sucks because I am allergic to a lot of insect repellant. Plus my brand new expensive perfume is useless because I have a bad reaction to that too.

I'm allergic to some kinds of shampoo, face washes, soaps, make ups and hair dyes. I think it depends on if it's perfumed.

Oh nickel and ibuprofen.

And contact solution! But only one brand. I couldn't figure out what was leaving big red lines down my face, until; one morning I put my contacts in and some dribbled down my face and five minutes later there was a huge red line.

BTW, most of these are really just sore/itchy/rashy inconveniences, not life threatening haha.

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My best guy friend just called me to tell me he's in town for the night. I haven't seen him in months and I'm not sure when he'll be up again for a visit. But I have a date tonight. I've broken dates with this guy before for similar reasons, but I want to see my friend. Do I break my date again and possibly lose him or tell my friend I already have plans and hope he visits again soon?

Whenever I have rum in the liquor cabinet my mom drinks it, so I have a bottle in my room that is unopened. My mom says this is tacky and "What will people think?". I don't think it's a big deal. Is my mom just crazy or will people see an unopened bottle of rum and think I'm a crazy alcoholic?

Somebody I am no longer friends with has a bunch of my stuff that I want back. I don't want to call her to ask for it because I'm afraid she'll start contacting me again. How would you go about getting it back?
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If you have a prescription for some medication, and you go to get it at the rite aid pharmacy, do they make you pay up right away?

Do you pay with a check?

I need some medicine and my mom is refusing to take me to rite aid to get it.

Alright thanks for your help.

Do you guys now how much 1 pack of yasmin costs?

What the heck?

What is the difference between this set of Sex and the City: http://www.amazon.com/Sex-City-Complete-Seasons-1-6/dp/B000646MNE/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1202184474&sr=8-3

and this set:

Which one is better?

I would think that the second one would be better but the first one has a much higher price.

I know nothing about Sex and the City, in fact I thought it was called Sex IN the City, but my fiance loves the show so I want to get him the good one.

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So apparently I "won" a vacation to Florida in which I have to pay $299 and provide my own transportation to and from Florida. After giving me all the details, the guy asked for my credit card number to which I replied that I don't give my number out to random people over the phone. He actually got mad at me and continued to press me to provide my credit card number so I was like "dude, I'm not putting up with this shit" and hung up on him.

My boyfriend tells me that he "won" this same vacation earlier today but he was far more blunt to them than I was. We did enter a draw about 2 weeks ago, I don't think I'll be entering any more draws from now on.

Have you ever been scammed/almost scammed? Tell me about it plz.

Also, tracing the number on 411 isn't helping me very much. It tells me the number is "provided by XO" and provides a link to a site that will charge me 14.95 to get the address. What other sites can I go to to figure out who these people are?
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When you lose something, are you quick to assume someone stole it?

Do you get extremely frustrated and start cursing or do you just, you know, look for it like a normal person?

What would you make of a guy who quite frequently compliments you on what you're wearing?

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1. If you have caller ID, do you greet people differently on the phone when you pick up? Or does everyone get the same greeting, no matter if you know them or not?
2. Bob Marley, yes or no?
3. What underwear are you wearing today?
4. Do you ever hold doors open for strangers?
hate pimentos

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I made a lasagna last night, an am planning on heating up the rest of it for dinner tonight.  It's still in the glass casserole dish I baked it in, I just covered it with foil and threw it in the fridge.

If I take the refrigerated lasagna in the glass dish and put it in a 350F oven, will the glass break due to the temperature change?

ETA:  I think I'm safe.  This article seems to explain that glass gets brittle when it's cooled too quickly, but getting warmed up quickly wouldn't cause it to break.

Speaking of food, what's for dinner?

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Any thoughts Collapse ) ?

Where do you draw the line between hobby and obsession?

What kind of cookies should I make?

My cats are bored and I can not let them outside where I live. What should I bring home for them tomorrow to amuse them?
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Do these look like iron-on transfers? If not, what else could they be?

I found them while looking through some of my mom's old craft stuff and they do not seem like iron-on things to me but I can't figure out what else they could be.

EDIT: If they are in fact iron-ons what should I put them on?
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The first question is more important, but the second and third are far more entertaining

1) I am finally trading in my dinosaur scanner, my mediocre Dell "free" printer and my phone/fax machine for an all-in-one unit. I will look at epinion & sites like that but I wanted *your* advice because I trust you. Is there a brand/model you can recommend?

2) In a sexual situation, if you are a man: have you ever referred to your penis as 'my manhood' to your partner in a non-comedic manner? If YES, please tell me how your partner reacted to that.

3) In a sexual situation, if you are a woman (or gay man): has a man ever referred to their penis as 'my manhood' in a non-comedic manner? If YES, please tell me how you reacted to that.
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Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday plus random

Dear TQC

Should I walk around campus tomorrow with all the Mardi Gras beads I got from last year and hand them out to people who will do weird tricks for me?

If no, then what should I do with them? I have a ton :D

Do you know what paczki are? Do you love them? Are they part of your Fat Tuesday? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paczki )

Are you going to wear mardi gras colors tomorrow? (purple, green, gold) Should I try and find an outfit that incorporates these colors?

Does anyone else have that fuzzy in the throat feeling that makes you cough kinda weakly? Am I getting a cold? :(

And finally why does my dog FLIP OUT whenever I try and groom her face? She attacks the comb, brush, wash cloth, scissors, whatever is near her. It's annoying cos she has long hair and a flat face, being a shih tzu and all.

thanks kiddos
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What would you think of this?

You see a girl in your math class in the math lab and sit down next to her. She closes her math book. Currently, the class is working on chapter 4.5 and 4.6.You asked her what chapter she's on. She says she's looking over 4.5. Then a friend of yours who is also in the class joins the table. You and your friend start talking and the other girl is writing down some stuff. Your friend says to the girl, "Are you on Chapter 5 already?" The girl looks ashamed and said, "Yeah, I'm just, uh, reading it, though. How did you know?" Your friend said, "I saw you writing it down."

The girl told you that she's on 4.5, though. Why would she lie?
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Body Art

Do you have a tattoo?

What is it? Where is it?


I'm thinking about getting one, but A, I'm terrified of needles, and B, I don't really know what I'd get anyway.
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1- What's your favourite art form? Specific or broad, whatever. :)
2- What's your favourite cheese?
3- What's your favourite type of donut?
4- What do you hate more than anything else?

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The Assignment: "In a THREE paragraph essay write about One daring thing you remember doing from your childhood and the effect it had on you. Use MLA format."

a.) Any suggestions?
b.) Whats your most 'daring' childhood experience?
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Sometime in the next month or two I'm going to be flying out to Washington, DC for about 5 days. I'm going to be visiting my sister, but she's an intern so her hours with me will be limited. I've been to DC three times before this, most recently in 2004.

All of this background is to ask: Where should I go while I am there?

Obviously a lot of this will be by myself and hopefully cheap or free. I've been to all the major museums, but wouldn't be opposed to returning if they have new/interesting exhibits. I'm definitely going to the National Zoo. Metro access is a definite plus.
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You know those things that have the magnetic bases, and then they have all those little metal pieces, and you can build stuff with them, and stuff?

Yeah, those things?

D'you know wtf they're called?
Erica, kitty

two posts, one night

i'm totally sicker than i was during my last post, i took some airborne and some vicodin but i keep feeling ickier.

anyway, my question has nothing to do with that

I'm all like responsible and involved in my community and shit so I'm part of this Women's History Month initiative for the school system I graduated from. We're trying to think of stuff for womens history month that high schoolers would be interested in so:

What are some books and movies that you feel would be good for womens history month that are appropriate for males and females of high school age? (13-18)

John Simm, Life on Mars
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Charities for Lent

Does anyone know any Australian charities (or ones with a branch in Australia) that I might want to donate to as a once off?

Currently I've got:

Red Cross
Medicins Sans Frontiers
Mission Australia
Cat Haven
Barnados or maybe Save the Children
Salvation Army (I think the Australian branch is run quite differently than the US one)

Anyone have any feedback about these charities?

I think donating to charity is going to be my Lenten observance this year.

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so I saw a clip of Degrassi in which is looks like Darcy was touching Mr. Simpson's hand-- it seemed almost suggestive. Wikipedia doesn't say anything about it-- is it a new episode or something that's already happened?


 So, whats your favorite song.. RIGHT NOW!
If you can't pick just one.. name as many as you want!!

What are some cool songs I should download?
Do you download legally or illegally?
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A week ago, we were getting severe tornado warnings. Four days ago, we got ten inches of snow. Tonight, there's a severe thunderstorm watch.

TQC, why does weather in the midwest suck so bad?!

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Do you ever have to be in a really uncomfortable position to do homework or important paperwork?
I do apparently.

I'm getting the munchies. PB&J sandwich or noodles with butter?

Who here likes Enya?