I will be taking an lj hiatus for a few weeks, while rissie decides if she's going to take me to irl court for outing her as a law school and cancer faker.
So, since I will have tons of free time:
1. I need loooong books to read. Whole series are fine, or just single books with like 1000 pages or more. I like almost anything besides romance (including non-fic, as long as it's not sports), and no children's or young adult books, please.
Examples of the kind of stuff I'm looking for but have already read: Atlas Shrugged Wheel of Time The Stand
2. I am also looking for good games to play. I don't really want to pay a monthly fee, though. I tend toward puzzle or word games, but I'll try anything once.
Games I've enjoyed: Diablo II Hidden object games, usually Harvester Phantasmagoria Hellgate: London, but less buggy plz. Age of Empires II (III and mythology make me dizzy.)
Several of my friends are gay. One of them had a fiancee before coming out of the closet.
He mentioned that one of the things that led him to realize he was gay was when he was having sex with her while pleasuring himself with a dildo.
Now, I'm not one to question how gay people get their "revelations," but I was curious because when I pointed out that some straight men enjoy anal stimulation, he said those men only enjoy if it's a butt plug, something that's not the shape and size of an actual penis. He said straight men didn't like having something that long in their ass.
That didn't sound right to me. I admit, I'm not exactly well-versed in this kind of thing, but I don't think he can rightly say that. I'm almost certain that there are many straight men who enjoy having penis-shaped, penis-sized dildos inside them. What do you all think?
Dear TQC do you wear leggings or long johns or long underwear or a pair of pj pants or anything under your pants when it's cold outside?
I wear these silky heavy leggins that I could wear with a skirt as well. I have a pair in white and a pair in black and they have lace at the ankles. someone who saw me in them today kept laughing at them, but I think they're cute and they keep me warm!
HOMEWORK: What popular scapegoats can you think of that DO NOT directly involve religion? Google already has the religious aspect covered, thnx.
NOT HOMEWORK: Assuming all other factors are identical, would you rather see a doctor who keeps paper medical records or electronic medical records? Why?
THE UGLY: Are there any celebrities that most people describe as beautiful but you just don't see it? Are there any "unattractive" celebrities that you think are attractive? I think Tilda Swinton is gorgeous and Angelina Jolie has a big scary man jaw.
I went to Starbucks this morning and two interesting things happened. 1) A girl who works there (but was a customer this morning) went in and a girl behind the counter said "Hey Miss 21! Are you excited?" The birthday girl responded "Yeah! We're heading off to Vegas right now." 2) I told another woman behind the counter that my name is Becky and she said "Beth?" So I just said "Yeah" instead of correcting her.
1) When you turned 21, how did you celebrate?
2) When you go to Starbucks or any place where you have to give a name but your true identity doesn't matter, do you ever give a fake name? When a barista confirms your name and it's wrong, do you correct them?
3) For anyone who is married: Did you set a date that was meaningful to you or was it just a random day? If it was a date that meant something, what was special about that date?
A few months back, someone posted a link to a website that had all these gorgeous pictures of earth taken from space and had asked if we thought they were real or not. Does anyone still have the link to that website? One of the pictures looked like this.
What is one thing that is guaranteed to make you happy, no matter what?
Thanks for the perspective on my most recent question. I love that about yous guys.
So now my new question - who in your life is the person who comes along and smacks you up alongside the head (literally or metaphorically) when you're being a little bitch, doing something wrong, or you're just acting weird/like a moron?
My answer: my mother, my father, a few of my best friends, and my boyfriend. They're all really good at helping me get my head out of my ass. :)
I'm not much of a traveler but I'm considering a trip to Maui in July for a friend's wedding. I have never actually *planned* a trip other than a quick overnighter type of thing, so this is a big deal for me.
I have sky miles points on a credit card (Alaska Airlines to be exact) that I have access to that will probably pay for most of my airfare. Because of this does that mean I cannot do a 'package deal' (like flight/lodging) via Travelocity or Expedia or something? Or is there a way to do it via those places and still make use of the points?
I know that this is going to seem weird but does anyone here know a good summoning spell for spirits? Or at least a good website? Some friends and I are going to Old House Woods in VA and there is reportedly spirits there. We went a couple months ago and felt some pretty wierd stuff but I'd really like to conjure something. thanks EDIT: Me and my friends actually have a good amount of experince when it comes to ghost hunting and we are all practicing witches but we just cant find any good summoning spells... We have done them before and know how to do protection circles and the like, we just cant find any that work... We do know what we are doing
EDIT: We went and had a great time. I wrote a spell myself and it worked pretty well. Nobody talked to us but we did get some mental 'pushing' and had some other crazy shit happen. Thank you to everyone who wrote something positive and BOOOOOOOOOO to those who didnt. Oh and to everyone who thought that I was a girl...... I'm not..... sorry. Thank you again everyone for your concern. Have a great day.
1. Do you talk to your cats in a normal voice or some kind of play voice? 2. If you have adult cats, are they playful like they were as babies? 3. Perhaps a picture? :) 4. If you don't have a kitty or you have more than just a kitty, what other animals do you have?
My 18th birthday is next Friday and I have no idea how to celebrate it. Originally, I had wanted to go clubbing, but some of my best friends will still be 17 at the time, so that's out. TQC, what should I do?
Last night my husband got me flowers. I asked him to put them in the kitchen for me, and he did. When I walked into the kitchen this morning, the flowers were not in a vase like I thought they would be. The flowers were sitting in between two drawers.
what is the last weird thing you have eaten? I mean something that a majority of people would eat or do to food- I put chocolate sauce on some hot wings- does anyone else do that? I thought it tasted pretty good.
Has there been a food/drink that you've craved lately, only to discovered it wasn't as good as you remembered?? EDIT Can you think of a shoulder length style of hair that a) has no bangs b) isn't TOO short c) doesn't take tons of product?
Throughout my childhood I had a favourite aunt who I have very fond memories of. She lived across the country in Calgary, but every christmas she would send us a huge care package and we would visit her almost every summer. When I was 16 and going through problems I went to stay with her for a few months, and again when I was 18 (which was in 1998). She was extremely generous and loving and was pretty much a second mom.
Anyway, after that we both went through a bunch of bullshit and we never spoke again. I got all self-involved and drug-addicted and angsty, and she she gained a lot of weight, got severely depressed and has been in and out of the psych ward. She's not the same person she used to be. I went back to Calgary with my mom the summer before last for the first time since 1998. I was excited to see her since I hadn't even spoken to her in 8 years, but in the whole 3 weeks we were there she only made time to see us for an afternoon tea. She didn't make eye contact or talk to me the whole time. When leaving, I went to hug her and she didn't hug back.
I realized that she had health/mental health issues but I guess I didn't expect that. It has weighed heavy on my mind ever since. Now my mom is telling me that my aunt probably won't be alive for much longer. Knowing that I probably won't ever see her again makes me really sad.
Now my question: should I take some initiative and write her a letter or something? Should I keep it light or talk about my feelings and that it hurt when she refused to hug me? I guess I'm kind of worried that she won't even respond (or respond in a cold manner) and that would make me feel even worse. But if she dies with my last memory of her being that afternoon she ignored me, that would be horrible. Thanks.
So I'm starting to save up for something big, though I'm not 100% yet.
My ex boyfriend wants to take me to Hawaii for his birthday next year, so I was thinking about that (I'd want to split the hotel bills, pay my way over, etc). He's not very reliable, though, and he's kind of a jerk. 2 weeks with him = eek. But still, it's Hawaii, and I can always find stuff to do without him. For that, I'd want ~5,000 dollars saved up.
I could save up for a general vacation, with the location to be determined at a later date. I'm thinking traveling through Northern Europe. I have no idea how much I'd need for that. Also, none of my friends are interested in traveling (aside for ex boyfriend). WTF? :-(
I was also thinking about getting a dirtbike. I need a new hobby. That would be around 2,000 dollars.
Or I could just put the extra money towards paying for my car. It'd be nice to have it paid off sooner.
I can save up 500 dollars every 1.5 months. I don't care how long it takes to save up. I just need help on deciding on a goal.
1. What's with people that spit when smoking (outside)? I constantly see people standing at the bus stop, taking a drag of their cigarette and then spitting on the ground a few seconds later. Is it not bad enough having one gross habit?
Let's assume you're all religious or spiritual and believe in Heaven and Hell.
1) Which TQCer is most likely to go to Heaven?
2) Which TQCer is most likely to go Hell/Purgatory?
You can't base it on your best friend who you wish would go to Heaven or the person you hate most and wish would go to Hell because your best friend may be inherently evil or the person you hate most might be inherently good. You just have to base it on who has the highest and lowest standards of good and evil.
1. When you read the sentence "I like chewing gum" is 'chewing' part of the noun or is it a verb?
2. My flatmate is psycho, so I can't leave the room to get food. But I'm hungry. My choices are either, an old squishy nectarine, a stale chocolate hot cross bun or some chocolate chips. What should I eat?
3. Look up. What's the first thing you see that is green?
Even though my Valentine's Day sucked yesterday, I'm determined not to hold it against him. So, I'm off today, and I'm going to thoroughly clean our apartment. Then, I'm going to make a scrumptious dinner that will be ready for him when he gets home.
What should I cook for The Man?
Calories are not an issue. In fact, the more, the better. He need to gain about 40 pounds.
So, TQC, you're driving home tonight when you notice that the streets are filled with zombies. It seems a zombie apocalypse has begun and you're still 10 miles from home and your gas meter is running on E. If you run out of gas and have to head home (or whatever safe house you're breaking towards) on foot, what are the odds that you'll make it?
Alternatively, you receive word from the future that a zombie apocalypse is due to begin in six months time. You've no way to prevent it. How does your life change and how do you prepare yourself for the oncoming hordes?
As I myself have bad knees and am v. out of shape, I'm quite certain that I would be killed and have my tasty brainmeats eaten if given the first option. What should I do to raise my chances of survival?
I updated here the other night about my dog that died, thanks to everyone who replied. My vet wouldn't come and get him but I phoned a few vets and I got one that came for him.
I was thinking of making a video montage thing in Movie Maker for Mum. I can't think of a suitable song. Can anyone help? For the record, Buster was a puppy till the end. He was so lively and friendly and loved everyone he met, a real character. He was more than just a family pet. I thought of You're My Best Friend but there's a few songs with that title.
My girlfriend does not think my plan of being homeless and living in a combi van is awesome. Clearly she is crazy.
What should be included in my combi van?
I'm currently thinking that I have a bed roll, a cupboard like thing that has ironing board like material on the top of half of it, and the other half is like a bench. I'm hoping you could get a small generator to power a hotplate, tiny iron & charge my mobile phone (at different times). Also a bucket for teeth brushing, washing with a cloth. Use public toilets and have a gym membership so I can shower (& get fit!).
Edit 2: Does anyone have the site that spawned this idea? It was written by a guy who lived homeless in his car for some time. He used a car cover to conceal himself at night, moved his car around each night and had a whole list of rules on how to keep functioning in society & hide your homelessness.
I hate cleaning. I was a housekeeper for a good 4 years, and it really burnt me out on housework. I'm terrible about letting everything pile up until I'm forced to do something about it, as opposed to spending 15-20 minutes per day on keeping the place tidy.
However, I've found recently that if I make a list and cross it off as I go, I don't have a problem with it anymore.
I am looking for a particular web site, but can't for the life of me find it. It offers daily information and insperation to clean and de clutter the home. I remember it saying to "shine your sink" before you go to bed so when morning comes your day can start out fresh. Do any of you know what web site this is?
Do you make chore lists? Do they help? Whats your least fav chore?
Stemming from this article, which you should really read, which is worse? Sexism or racism? a: Sexism. It targets a larger population, and is still somewhat acceptable. It makes me sick.
Were you supposed to have another brother or sister, but your mother misscarriaged? How did you feel? a: Honestly, it doesn't bother me at all. She had my little sister, and my little brother after her misscarriage.
i have a plan with tmobile right now. if i was to change my plan, would that affect the price of my NEXT bill? i know about the 2 year extension, that's a given, but would they pro-rate my bill? or what.
edit: and i know that calling tmobile would solve this problem, but i feel that your personal experience would probably answer my question much faster than they would. thanks.
There's a woman at my work who feels like she's my boss, but she's not. She's a co-worker from accounting, I help out accounting with stuff (I'm a receptionist). She takes it upon herself to "suggest" things for me to do, when she sees me check my e-mail between tasks, she runs right up here and asks if I need any help, "since I'm so busy typing", etc. Generally, she babysits me. I get all my work done promptly during the day, and then some. Hell, I ask the accounting people if they have things for me to do! This woman acts like I'm gonna kick up my feet, chew gum and file my nails all day if she doesn't "keep me busy". and no, there's no policy against a little internet use
TQC, how can I tell this woman to get the fuck off my case(in a professional manner), and let me do my work at my own pace?
What are those little clear strips that come with certain clothes? What would happen if I cut them off?
I never noticed this until I bought a few tank tops from Forever 21. I figured they were for the top one way or another, but the top is just a piece of cloth... no pockets or opening whatsoever. I'm wondering if anybody knows?
1. Do you think men or women spend more time in the bathroom at a given time? 2. Do you take your time in the bathroom, or are you pretty in-and-out? 3. Do you read in the bathroom? What kind of stuff do you read?
1. What is your favorite kind of salad dressing? 2. I am making chicken in black bean and garlic sauce. What should go with that? 3. Have you had Corona? Is it good? If I'm not a beer drinker, should I just forget trying it? 4. What's your favorite alcoholic beverage (if you can drink), what's in it, and why is it your favorite?
Okay, I think I've exhausted my questioning today.
Excuse me but I NEED to know this. If you turn on your TV and watch Ghost Whisperer right now these note things keep popping up with information about the show or previous episodes. I saw the exact same fucking thing happen last night when ABC re-ran last weeks episode of Lost. WHAT IN THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT?
It is Friday night and I'm in *pause* Idaho. My core group of friends all happen to be out of town and I think I just might go insane from boredom. What should I do tonight? Especially if it includes meeting some new people. Help...
If so, what sort of cage/habitat do you keep them in? Do you have any reccomendations?
Basically I have an indoor bunny rabbit and I'm looking to find the best type of habitat to keep her in when I'm not around to supervise her. Specific brands/ products would be much appreciated. I'd like something reasonably priced (as in under 100 USD whatever is considered reasonable in rabbit habitat land) but if something is really worth it then I don't mind going over.
So I'm looking for the source of this scene and quote. Unfortunately, I don't have the EXACT quote, but I remember the gist of it. I have a feeling it's from Scrubs but I may be wrong It is most likely NOT from Scrubs but from an earlier television show, and if anyone could fill in my missing knowledge, I would be very grateful. I know many people have memories like sponges out there, so I'm hoping someone will stumble across this question. =)
The scene is two people are standing facing each other, and they are speaking the exact thing at the exact same time. I think one person is male and the other female. The sequence is something like:
"Get out of my head!" "No, you get out of my head!" "Stop it!" (pause) "(some completely ridiculous string of words said by both at the exact same time)"
In case anyone is wondering, this is to explain a pop culture reference in my data for my Master's Thesis.
I was watching "Gone Country" with my mom, and in a preview for next week they showed Dee Snyder commenting on the clothes they were going to wear, he said something about how it had all these bright colors and sparkles everywhere (as if that was so crazy) Does anybody else find that really amusing coming from him?
For just the tower from The Source, a new model, its $299 + tax and junk. Specs: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ processor, 160gig harddrive, 1024MB RAM (blah), DVD drive/burner, shitty video which I would swap out for my current one, and what I like best, 14-in-1 card reader that reads camera memory sticks.
So what do you think TQC? Is it a trap, or should I go for it? Should I wait for a better deal from a better company? Or should I harrass my ex until he returns my XP disks and keep on using The Little PC that Could? What should I doooo?
Why is it that every psychology text ever written reads like the stereo manual from hell? Does writing explanations of how the human mind works automatically require that everything be written incomprehensibly? Seriously.
TQC, I need to start preparing to apply to grad school. My mentor-professor has recommended several programs to me, none of which are close to my hometown. Thankfully though, an international conference on my area of study is happening an hour from where I live in October, so I should be able to meet some of the professors that I am interested in working with in person. But I've been told that it might be a good idea to start correspondence with them through e-mail first, so they'll know who I am at the conference.
How the hell do I do this? Like, what do I say? What is the format for something like this? It just seems like writing something like "Hi Dr. So-and-so, I am very interested in your work, could we meet at XX conference in October? Thx Bai!" would be awkward.
Ok so. A few days ago, I went to the gas station, and the screen on the pump wasn't working. I went inside and asked, and the guy said the pump was working, the screen was just out. I said ok, and went back to pump gas. I swiped my card and it beeped and shit, so I started pumping gas. I finished and waited for a receipt and there was none so I said fuck it, and left.
Now, I'm looking at my bank account and I don't see the money coming out, nor do I see a $1 hold on my account like gas stations usually do.
Did I steal that gas???
I'm actually kind of freaked about this. Should I go back to the station and ask them about it? I can't remember when I did it.... Maybe Tuesday?
Should I just wait and see if the money comes out?
1.) Does anyone else here use Mibba? If so, are you also having problems accessing the site? I tried to follow a link to my profile page there, but the site told me that my profile didn't exist; then I tried to get to the main page, but it wouldn't even load, so I'm hoping it's just technical errors. Any other Mibba users having problems with that right now?
2.) Have you seen the movie Jumper, yet? I saw it last night, and it...wasn't bad. Could have done without the cliche love-story subplot, but that's true of a lot of movies, I think. Anyone else seen it, and have an opinion on it?
3.) What about Black Snake Moan? My family got it off of Netflix, and I'm thinking about watching it tonight. I have a bit of a crush on Christina Ricci, so I'll probably end up watching it anyway, but it is worth watching?
People tend to negatively judge those who spend execessive amounts of time in front of the computer or in front of the television. Which one do you think is judged more harshly, generally? Which do you think has more negative factors?