OKAY. If you were texting back and forth with someone, and you were talking about how drunk you were getting, and this is a person you kind of like, would you be weirded out if they said if they were around they might take advantage of you? (in a good way..er...)
I was sorta teasing but i kind of like him and would very much like to have sex with him, but I worried that I weirded him out. Should I ask him if I did? is he going to think I'm stalking him?
1. Tonight in my polsci class, my professor had LJ on one of his firefox tabs. The title of the tab was "The Win...", but the other tabs cut it off. What on LJ was my professor looking at, TQC?
2. Since this professor just started teaching my class (the other just resigned), I'm curious to know what kind of a person he is based on his web habits. The other tabs he had open were gmail, Etsy, a Yahoo antiques group, and Pandora. What kind of a person is my new professor?
Can you really knock a cat out of heat by simulating intercourse with a qtip? Since a female cat will mate several times before she decides she's conceived, wouldn't you have to do it to her more than once?
Terribly important edit: It's hypothetical. You remember in Eeny Meeny Miney Magic..?
What are some fairly obvious things that you really should have known by a certain age, that you learnt at a later age than the average person?
That's badly worded, so here are my examples:
I was about 16/17 or so when I realised what urinals were. I knew that men peed standing up, but I just assumed that they used toilets each time. Sort of related to the above - I was about 14-ish when I realised that men don't use toilet paper when they pee. I only realised tonight that most people probably stand directly under the shower when they use it. I stand directly in front of it and lean in backwards (I don't like water running on my face)
So, the news has just been broken that a famous rock star has married his longtime fiancée (seriously, they've been engaged since the beginning of time) and I'm having fun sitting back and watching twelve-year-old girls all over the Internet cry and scream about it. It's quite amusing.
1.) TQC, what is it with these kinds of girls (and let's face it, some guys) that make them act like this towards celebrities? Do you think they assume they really have a chance with these people, or is it pure jealousy?
2.) Was there any celebrity that you fawned over in such a way, when you were younger? (Oh come on, you can admit it.) Are there any celebrities you fawn over as such right now?
Were there any poison antidotes that actually worked which were discovered/created 200+ years ago?
I ask because fiction seems to portrayed older times, from the middle ages and earlier, has having both relatively fast acting poisons and antidotes for those poisons. I checked and couldn't find any such antidotes--all real antidotes I have found were developed with an understanding of modern science, NOT a result of some discovered plant or something along those lines.
I checked and it really seems there's nothing, but I hope someone can prove me wrong. For example, during the Roman Era there was this widely used, universal antidote called mithridatum made from tons of ingredients, but in reality it was totally ineffective. This makes me think there weren't any real antidotes for any poisons. :((((
Is there anything outside of your religious/supernatural beliefs (or lack thereof) that you believe or think may have some truth?
As an example, I am Christian (if a bit of an odd one) but I still believe in something like psychics and ghosts and such. The details of my beliefs are tl;dr so I won't bother y'all, but you get the idea.
At my job, the group I'm i is split into 2 parts - programs and overhead. Since we got a new boss, everyone in overheads has left. That's 3 people. They left in October, November, and January. When the person in October left, I was given all of her reports to do. This person has not yet been replaced. Also, I have to share an office, even though there are now 3 empty offices around the corner due to those people leaving.
My companies has tuition reimbursement, and I asked for an exception on the cap, due to the high costs of the the classes. My boss at the time seemed very helpful and told me he would work with me on any exceptions and yadda yadda. A week later I get an email from him which is all proper and professional telling me they are unable to honor my request but with me well in school. Basically, he did a total 180.
Now, since I have been doing 2 jobs since October, am sharing an office (something I haven't had to do since I was an intern), do I have a right to be pissed? I mean, I can do extra for the company, but they can't do extra for me? Nevermind the fact that they aren't paying 3 salaries since they have yet to replace the people who left, so it's not like this place doesn't have the money.
1)If you could get all the legal benefits without having to get married, would you still get married? For instance if you lived with someone for 5 years you automatically qualified for the benefits married peeps get, would you even bother with the getting married? 2)Are you better at leading or following? 3)What's your favorite dance?
I cancelled on her last week because my co-worker was ill and I had to work for him. I know I shouldn't bail out, and that I should honor my commitment to edit for her (especially since I was pre-paid to do so).
Tonight is band practice night, which means after about 8 pm, all hell will break loose by way of goth industrial sounds blasting in the room directly beneath mine in our house. Such is my lot in life. Suffering.
But TQC, if you were in my shoes, what would you do? (I know I should honor the commitment, and I'm going to - but I'm just curious...if you were me what would you do?)
tqc: the ex of yours with whom you used to have the most mind blowing sex ever, interspersed with the loudest, most vicious screaming fights ever, just called you up to let you know that they're in town for a few days and to ask if you want to 'get together for a cup of coffee or something'
do you go?
if you do go, what are the chances of a good hot sexin'?
if you do go, what are the chances of a good screaming match?
I woke up this morning to one of my glands in my neck being swollen to about three times normal size. I am not having too much trouble with sore throat/swallowing yet, but would like to prevent this. All I have on hand are advil, motrin and tylenol (no chance to go to store for proper meds for another few hours.
Which of the above would be most helpful do you think?
I was thinking of doing an asylum challenge for my sims, and thought about basing the characters on TQC members. So, which 8 members should I choose, and who should be the one sim I control? Also, should I try to get the sims to match their real personality (including sexual preference) and looks as much as possible, or not bother with that bit? I do use the ACR hack, which would make things interesting, but that can be adjusted for the game.
I want to watch a documentary. Do you know of any really interesting ones? I like ones about people and sometimes animals if they're awesome. Bonus points if I can watch it online right now before I have to go to class.
When was the last time you went to a party? What did you do? Was it fun?
My boyfriend has a really hard time getting out of bed in the morning and if left to his own devices will sleep for like 12 hours. However, he has a job and needs to get up early and his boss doesn't really appreciate this trait. One of the things that motivates him to get up is music and I want to make him a wake-up mix. So, TQC, what songs would you put on your morning playlist?
His current favorites for the morning are "Low Rider" by War, "URAQT" by MIA (because of the Sanford & Son remixing) and "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight. Any other suggestions along the same lines?
Why did my friend call me at 8 am this morning? I remember having a conversation and falling back asleep, but I have NO idea what was said and now I can't get a hold of him. Does this ever happen to you?
Do you ever keep numbers in your cell phone specifically so you know not to answer them?
Is there something that you do in your LJ that makes you "different" in any way? Do you post certain things or have a certain updating style or anything? Do you have an icon that is associated with you for some reason?
I used to update every day with an "Icon of the Day" post: I would check my friends list, pick an icon that I thought was funny or cute and post it. Now I sometimes do a one sentence update.
I think that the icon I'm using here is one that could possibly be associated with me, because way back in the dark ages (2002) I had a similar version of the same one, only it was just of the Snapples pushing the cow. It was my default for quite a while.
I haven't had a real birthday party since I was about 12 so since my Sweet Sixteen plans didn't work out I'd like to have a really great 18th birthday party. The only problem is I can't think of any ideas for the party.
So here's the question, what would be a really cool birthday party for 10-15 people (boys and girls, ages 14-19) that isn't hosted in your house and is less than $200? Only a few of my friends drive so going somewhere far would be very difficult.
We were cleaning this weekend and found a brand-new, still sealed box of Crest Whitestrips. The expiration date on the bottom is June 2002. Part of me says "No, don't use them!" but then the cheap-bastard part of me says "Um hey, that was like $30, don't waste 'em!"
Do Whitestrips really go bad? Should one of us use them anyways? What'll happen if we use them? If we don't use them, WTF should we do with a whole box (besides "throw them away")?
I just saw an old friend from middle school on my college campus. And by old friend, I mean someone I was friends with, stopped being friends with, and haven't spoken to for probably about 4 years. This is the SECOND time this has happened this year. It freaked me out, because they always recognize me, and I never recognize them until they tell me who they are.
When was the last time you saw someone that was a blast from the past? Who and where was it? Who recognized who first?
Awhile ago I managed to make all the backgrounds on the internet bright pink and the font color blue. It's fucking annoying and I want it back to normal. Does anyone know what the heck I'm talking about and can you fix it? Please :)
What's the last decision you made that you're regretting now? -I started online classes today and they're a pain in the butt.
I get to do a research project on werewolves for one of my classes. What is one school project you look forward to (if you don't have any speak about a prior one)?
How come people frequently ask newly married people when they will start having children? Don't you find personal questions of that nature to be tactless? Don't you seethe over the implicit notion that the only premise for marriage is procreation? How do you react to such individuals?
Do you know of any certain brands of clothing dye that are better quality than others? I just can't seem to find a kind that does a decent job.
My jasmine plant died, what should I plant in the pot in it's place?
This has probably been asked before but here it goes anyway.
I had to get up REALLY early this morning and I had something stressful to attend to. After, I headed straight to work. I am now EXHAUSTED and can literally only barely keeps my eyes open. What should I do to try to stay awake? I've tried getting up and drinking caffeine but I'm still dying to take a nap.
Would you date someone seriously if they told you (before things got serious) that, if they had to choose between you and their career, they would choose their career? (I know, I know, you would never make them choose, they would never have to choose, etc, etc...go with me on this, will you?)
There's this woman at my work, she has the same job as me, which is basically selling tickets at a museum.
I figured she had worked there a long time but I hadn't realized just how long-- she has worked with the same company & position for 23 years.
Do you wonder why someone would choose to remain at an entry-level position for so long, when they have no language barriers and an average level of intelligence? Why not attempt to move up, even a little?
my boyfriend is attempting to fix his cousin's laptop so he posted a message on a Mac forum but didn't get many answers so I figured I'd just copy & paste what he wrote because some tqc members seem to be handy with Macintosh computers.
"Okay, my little cousin just got a mac, I have NO EXPERIENCE with macs.
I was using the system update to update OSX from 10.3.3 to 10.3.9, and during the update the system lockedup and froze, so the computer had to restart, it was somewhere about 80 percent done in INSTALLING the update to 10.3.9. Now while the laptop is booting up, showing the white screen with the grey apple logo, the circle of progress bars continues to show that the computer is working but after 10 minutes the computer still does not boot.
I have a copy of the 10.4 Tiger Discs from a friend that I intended on installing, they are not the original discs they are copies he made me. The files on the discs when inserted into my pc show .dmg files, there are 4 seperate cds each with a single .dmg file on them.
Will these discs boot in the mac to skip the installed OS, or I was told that I might have to convert the .dmg files to get the files out of them in order to install this way.
Basicly, I cannot get onto the OS and its not my computer, I technically broke it since I installed the update, what do I have to do/can i do to fix this thing?
I need to install 10.4 on this thingie without loading into the OS.... What do I do? Do the .dmg files work? Do I need to convert them to an ISO format and burn that so that the cd structure contains all the files within the .dmg file instead of just housing the .dmg file? Are the Mac discs bootable? What do I need to do to boot and install the operating system?"
Does anyone have any ideas I can pass along to him before he pulls out all of his hair & has to make a trip to the Apple store?
So the story is that my parents were going to get me an iPhone for a graduation present when I finish college in May. However my old phone has just fallen apart and they'd be willing to go ahead and get me one now. My concern though is it seems like everyone's expecting a new iPhone to come out before much longer, like my brother is predicting around the first year anniversary of the phone's release, which is late June.
So what should I do, use a junky old phone that doesn't have my phone book in it (no my phone does not have a SIM card I can just transfer) for a few months until the new iPhone comes out? Or should I go ahead and get an iPhone now and be sad when the new one comes out? And also, does anyone else know more about when they expect a new iPhone to be released? (Googling is surprisingly unhelpful. And yes I know no one knows for sure but there are always rumors on the internets.)
The ongoing saga in mt house is that a squirrel somehow managed to get in, and whenever we turn our heads back the squirrel comes again and wrecks havoc on my family and my poor cat. I just had a one on one confrontation with the damn thing, chased it out into the wild. Needless to say, I'm scared and terrified and I don't think I can sit at home and wait for my boyfriend (yes, I'm having a weak moment).
Do you have any stories about small animals wrecking havoc on you? Any advice as what to do (and don't say call animal control, my family's foreign and weird)? Any words of advice?
You have just received a letter, written in blood, from a man claiming to know you. The letter really only says "I know you. I'm coming after you." Which is probably because he was getting a little uncomfortable writing stuff in blood. Anyway, not long after that letter, you receive a follow-up, written in the typical "pasting letters from magazines" format that crazies love to do, and it tells you, again, that this person is coming after you.
Later on, you get a call from a family member, asking you to come to their house because they have "important stuff" to talk about--when suddenly the scream and a harsh, distorted voice takes over the line and says "You're next."
Like the protagonist in a shitty movie, you race over to your family members house and break down the door, seeing your family member laying on the ground with a knife in their back and blood everywhere. The lights are off, so you're only seeing this from the light coming from outside. You turn on a nearby light when you hear:
Your family member, who you thought was dead, jumps up and hugs you. It's a surprise birthday party!
Do you [pick one, plz bb]: 1 - kill all of those bastards for scaring the hell out of you? 2 - eat all of the cake to spite them? 3 - scream and/or poop yourself? 4 - start asking too many questions about event, and ruin the fun for your obviously sadistic family? 5 - run out of the house? 6 - have all pokemon? 7 [added because of some answers] - Laugh and enjoy it after some time?
I went to visit a friend and brought my dog JIngles with me. While she was moving her car, she reversed instead of going forward and ended up hitting Jingles. She says she "just wasn't thinking. It'll never happen again," but I don't know.
Do you think we will be able to break lease on the house we are renting if it is causing my partner health problems?
It is a VERY cold house which is hard to warm up and he gets really bad asthma when he is too cold. It also attracts mould no matter WHAT we do to try and get rid of it/prevent it.
We also wanna move cos our flatmates a bitch. She took one of the bowls out of the cupboard and hid it even though it's ours. We thought that was weird but we pulled it out last night and used it. Now I have got 101 texts from her and her boyfriend being very angry. She is also gonna get her mum to ring me about it(god knows why).
Should I just text back and say STFU and let all my anger out at her since we're moving anyway, or play nice?
I have one of those awesome rewards credit cards. I make a purchase, and get 1-3% back depending on the purchase. They've got this deal where if you earn $200 in rewards, you get a bonus $50.
I'm at $80. That's only after purchasing some big ticket items (several expensive plane tickets, computer, computer software...). I probably won't be making any more big purchases that will get me near $200 anytime soon, and I could really use the $80. As in, I'd like to eat and have coffee in the next couple months...
how do you motivate yourself to do something? how the hell can i motivate me to do some of my school work?
I'm feeling super apathetic about this project I need to do by Thursday and I'm sitting in class and trying to work on it, but its not going so well. When my teacher passes around the sign in sheet, I'm going to sign and then gtfo and try and work in another classroom where my friend is. Or work at home. Is that a bad idea?
When was the last time a dream woke you up from a dead sleep? What was it? Good or bad?
Do certain things make you dream funky? (e.g. eating late, cold meds)
I just had one last night that my youngest and I were sleeping in bed, but were woken by a rat (how fucking ironic is that?) digging in the little tash can by my nightstand...I tried to shoo him away and he turned and jumped up on the bed and attacked us...I woke up standing on my bed with my fists up (??) and my heart pounding...really vivid. I had taken Delsyum for a cough.
My apartment complex is super lazy about repairs unfortunately. Our roof leaks whenever it rains (not often since it's the desert but when it rains it pours) and it's been semi-fixed several times. The office keeps putting off the people in my building saying it'll be repaired "soon" or they're waiting for "approval". I'm giving them a week while I keep asking (they said it would be repaired a month ago), but this brings me to the question...
What government/municipal agency would one contact about a landlord/complex manager that doesn't do repairs in a timely manner or at all?
Alternately, is there an agency to contact about mold that is widespread through the complex?
Why the heck does my Wii wi-fi keep lagging (it takes like 10 mins to get into a match) and dropping me when I'm trying to play Super Smash Brothers Brawl online?! (serious/non serious answers welcome) No one else seems to be having this problem that I know of.
What should I do while I'm waiting to get into a match? (I'm tired of hitting the sandbag)
Who's your favorite new character in the game thus far?
What form of controller are you using for the game? Wii-mote? Wii-mote with nunchuck? Gamecube Controller? Classic Controller?
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Scenario: You've spent your college years sacrificing, struggling, toiling hard, and fixated on getting your degree. For years, you've had no social life, but rather, a life full of scholastic deadlines, mandatory reading and late night study sessions. Then, you graduate, and manage to get into a wonderful dream job in your chosen field. Around this time, you start dating someone new. He/she is filthy rich, and as long as you're dating, doesn't want you to work. "Give up the job, and we'll go on endless world trips, travelling around the world". Imagine that: if you're with this person, you may not have to work again. But on the other hand, you've prepared your life the last few years to get this career opportunity, possibly the opportunity of a lifetime. What do you do?
Turn down the job. Give up working. Live high on the hog on my sugardaddy/mommy's massive trust fund. I may never have to work again
Decline the travelling offer. I want to excel in my chosen career and I can't turn my back on this.
Scenario: You're at a used clothing store, trying on various clothes. In a pair of pants, you find a fat money clip. In it is $5,000. Along with the money is a Post-It with someone's name and address, with a mention of '-for ring'. This money might have been saved to afford a wedding ring or something, but you have no way of knowing how long the pants have been there. Maybe the person on the note isn't even dating that person anymore. You can't know. It is 5 grand. What do you do?
1) I blush. A LOT. Not only when I'm embarrassed, but also when I'm put on the spot, feeling nervous, talking to someone I'm not friends with, when someone asks me a question...you name it, I blush at it. Is there any way to make me stop turning beet red at every turn?
2) How often do you clip your nails? 2a) Do your pinky nails grow faster than your other nails?
Does anyone know of a vacuum repair and maintenance company? I don’t mean like Oreck or Eureka.
I need a company that will furnish my stores with vacuums, repair or replace them when the stores need it and invoice me monthly for the charges. I work for a nationwide retail store (about 130 locations) in its Corporate Office. I’m trying to find a new vendor since our current vendor has become increasingly difficult to work with. (They won’t give me the correct PHONE NUMBER for stores to CALL THEM to REPAIR THEIR VACUUMS – THAT’S THE ONLY THING THEY ARE PAID TO DO!!) Google is failing me. I haven’t paid the invoice for two months because they flat out refuse to return my calls/faxes.
Have you ever had luggage lost while flying? Did you have to transfer planes at any point, or did they manage to lose it just going from Point A to Point B? What airline was it? How long did it take to get it back?
(I'm flying tomorrow and I don't want to mess with a larger carry-on, but I'm nervous about not having anything spare if my bag gets lost.)
the parents and i are going to New York City next month and since there are 90823904987925 restaurants of all ethnicities (brought up when you hit "recommended restaurants in the area" link) within ten miles of our hotel, i want to try some different foods.
question one - there are four Greek restaurants within two miles. i've never had Greek food. is it good? what would you suggest that i try if we went out for Greek?
question two - also since mom and i are part Italian and we all like Italian food, we plan to hop over to Little Italy one night for an authentic-as-we-can-get dinner. any New Yorkers on here want to recommend me some moderately-priced but with killer food restaurants in that area? and if so, what dishes are the most divine at these places?
question three - we got tickets to see Wicked on Broadway (Gershwin Theatre). i believe the show's at 8pm. are there any good restaurants nearby the theatre(s) and which would you recommend?
I just bought a new hoodie, and though it's a bit big, I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep it. The annoying thing about it, though, is that the part around the wrists is too tight... if that makes sense. If I cut a slit in each side of them, will that harm the jacket? Is there any other way to make it not so tight? I feel like it's suffocating my wrists, tbh
I think I may have got some bad gas and got water in the gas tank. I've used up the gas, but the car is still acting like it doesn't want to start. I had no problems before getting the gas. I've heard that the water sinks in gas tanks (like in oil) so I'm not sure if I should drain the tank.
Also: I just told someone to have a good weekend. WTF? It's def Tuesday. 1. What stupid thing have you said lately? 2. How much is gas where you live? 3. Will you tell me something to make me laugh. I've had a long day.
EDIT: I added the product HEET. It's still acting up. Is it worth taking to get fixed tomorrow?
Today, I was listening to my ipod when a song I've listened to hundreds of times before came on. Only this time, it sounded completely different from how I remember it. Has anything like this ever happened to you?
What was the last thing that happened that made you feel like you were going crazy?
I'm kinda new to cooking actual meals, so I need a little advice! One time my dad boiled some chicken breasts to use some of the meat for homemade chicken noodle soup. After boiling it the chicken was soooooo moist and delicious, but all I have are little chicken wings like these, and I can't seem to find a recipe on Google for cooking these little things, rather than a whole chicken or breasts.
Any tips for boiling little chicken wings? Do I have to thaw them first, or can they go in straight out of the freezer?
What about baking them? What are some good, every day things I can dash on them to give them just a little more flavor?
For those of you who like chicken, what's your favorite meal or way to eat it?
I'm filling out the application to be on the next season of America's Next Top Model (please feel free to mock me) mostly because I'm bored and there are a shitnizzle ton of questions...so now I'm asking you lovely people
1. Name 3 adjectives that describe yourself
2. Name 5 things you can't live without
3. Regardless of your marital status, describe your ideal romantic partner.
4. How often do you get drunk? How do you act when you get drunk?
5. Do you have any body art (piercings, tattoos, etc.)? If so, please describe them.
Usually I upload my music onto iTunes, put it on my iPod and then delete it off my computer to save space. Of course every once in a while my iPod needs to be restored and all my music goes away so I have to upload my CDs all over again which is a hassle. So my question is... how much does a lot of music (anywhere between 2000 and 7000 songs, usually) bog down the performance of a standard computer/laptop? I would buy more memory but I have no money. Also I have an external hard drive, so I guess I could use that, but it seems like that's what the iPod is.
My older brother owes me £20 and is refusing to give it back. He's much taller and stronger so physically mugging him isn't an option. I want the money back, and also a tiny bit of revenge. Suggestions?
I agreed to go see a friend of a friend's play tomorrow night. It lasts about two hours but since I have no interest in plays or drama, I'm probably going to be bored. How do I stay awake after he's finished onstage? (he's only in 1 of several short plays, so I'm not being inconsiderate =] )
Also, for the play, should I dress up a bit or just go casual jeans and t shirt?
Edit: Oooor I could check inside the cover, find out they have a website, and find them listed there. Is "flipper baby," not "purple baby," but the rest of my lyric guesses were accurate. http://hydracarbon.com/ >.o
1. What's the last thing you stole? 2. I don't know what it's called,(if it even has a name) but have you ever went around knocking people's trash cans over with a car? 3. Do you ever get into a shopping cart like young kids do?
I tried taking out the battery, and now it's beeping at me. Non stop. Every 30 seconds. MAKE IT STOP. It's hardwired into my ceiling and the boyfriend is coming over tonight, since he ended up working until very late last night.
What do I do!? It's beeping and beeping and I'm starting to lose my mind. I tried putting the battery back in but it WONT FIT. It was hard to get out in the first place, and now it wont go back in. The fire alarm says not to touch it if the power is on, but I have no idea how to turn the power to my room off because I have no idea which circuit is mine. Would it even be safe to disconnect all the wires if I do end up turning the power off somehow? I'm afraid I'm going to electrocute myself. THIS WAS A BAD IDEA, TQC.
My question: What would you do? Do I continue trying to silence the alarm? Do I force the battery back in even though it's refusing to fit properly? Do I call somebody to come help me because I'm that helpless against the mean fire alarm? Gaaaaaah!
Okay, so while taking History notes my professor said something about Upper Egypt starting at a country that sounded a lot like 'Cartoon'. I just wrote it down as 'Cartoon' figuring I could later use the internet and Google to figure it out. However, when I got home I quickly discovered the millions of ways something like 'Cartoon' could be spelled. SO! My question.
Do you know of any country in Africa that sounds like 'Cartoon'?!