So I visited this place within the past ten years and it's driving me crazy trying to remember where it was.
It was in a city (list of cities I've visited in the last ten years behind the cut). It was an indoor botanical garden, in this warehouse-ish type greenhouse building made of glass and steel posts and stuff. There were ladder/stair things you could walk up to get to catwalk type paths on the upper levels.
It was not a zoo or an aquarium (my husband keeps telling me I'm thinking of the rainforest at the Baltimore aquarium, but I know I'm not!). It was free to get in - there weren't even any gates or anything, you just walked in the doors. It was right in the middle of downtown in some city. I keep thinking there's a shopping mall or something nearby with expensive boutiques but I could be completely off on that one.
I remember just walking around the streets downtown in whatever city it was, coming across this place and going inside. It was really cool and I wish I could remember where it was.
I'm about to watch Reign Over Me alone. bad idea, y/y? it's 1:00am and i don't think i want to be sad, but I've really been wanting to see it.
edit to add: "I just thought that if you wanted me to...I would. With my mouth. I would. You could lock that door...tell the nurse not to come in. ... I'd do it. I'd enjoy making you happy." WHAT THE FUCK? as soon as he came out telling his secratary about her, i thought "i thought (male) doctors/dentists aren't supposed to be alone in the room with (female) patients because of potential sexual harrassment law suits?" i hope this lady falls in love with charlie next.
leave things that will cheer me up after? this includes: -funny anecdotes. -the best thing that happened to you today -hilarious and/or cute pictures
Have you seen the show Pop Fiction?
Is anyone else secretly hoping that Britney Spears will be like "HAHA j/k y'all, I was never crazy!"? because i think that would be hilarious.
Also, what is something you got really excited about today? I was thinking about getting a ferret or hedgehog when I move into an apartment in August or September. i thought it would be really hard to find one and research owning one, but it only took a little googling and i found breeders in my state :) hopefully i can look into it for a few months and do it.
My sleep schedule is completely reversed; while most are sleeping at night, I am awake, and while many are awake during the day, I am asleep. This has been ongoing. Tomorrow I am going to a theme park all day and will need rest. Should I: Take a Xanax or two to fall asleep and snooze for six hours? Let my body rest and not do anything stimulating, hoping to stay awake during the day? Other?
What are you doing tomorrow that IS NOT St. Patty's Day related?
My roommate's air vent connects directly to my air vent. I am trying to go to sleep but all I can hear is my roommate and her douchetruck boyfriend having sex. The vent amplifies the sound . . . I swear to God it sounds like they are INSIDE my room right now.
It is both distracting and really REALLY disturbing.
What should I do? How can I erase this sound from my memory forever? How will I ever sleep again?
So i thought i was this amazing virtual mechanic and accidentally tweaked the "Angel" bike in vice city too much. Whenever one goes by my game crashes. Does anyone have the original stats found in the handling folder they could give me?
I've been wondering for weeks what this song is. I can't remember the name for the life of me. All I know is that it is from the 90s and was sung by a man. I figured out a bit of the chorus on the piano so here it is. Any help would be great, thanks!
i work on tv shows as a P.A. and tomorrow night I have an overnight shoot (3pm from tuesday afternoon until 5am on wednesday morning).
What would be better.
Keeping busy and going to bed at a reasonable but not early hour (think like 11:00 or 11:30) and sleeping late tomorrow (it takes me an hour to get ready and and hour to get down to set so I'd have to be awake by 1pm)?
Resting up as much as possible today, going to bed early and waking up late tomorrow?
any other suggestions so that I'm not a total zombie come 2 or 3 am? I'm only a day player I have a job on a different set and am just doing this because I have the day off and extra cash is always nice, so I'd like to make a good impression.
Ok I have this form from a series of interviews, and I need to gather the information/comments I have from all of the intervieweres into a document. And i can't decide the best way. I have about 30 of the below form that needs to be put together. How do you think I should do it?
I'm getting these books in the mail from my splurge a while back ago. Anyone read them? What did you think? I have read White Oleander.
Dry: a Memoir-Augusten Burroughs Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account-Miklos Nyiszli, Richard Seaver, Tibere Kramer Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood-Julie Gregory, Marc D. Feldman Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality From the Human Anatomy Lab-Christine Montross White Oleander-Janet Fitch
How often do you tell lies? I mean little 'white' lies, nothing major.
Do you feel guilty afterwards? Do you lie to certain people more often then others?
I just talked to my mom on the phone. I saw the dr on Saturday and she diagnosed me with strep throat and put me on antibiotics. My mom asked if they did a culture and then went on to talk about how they can't tell the difference between viral and bacterial strep. I lied and said they tested because I didn't want her to go on and on about how I shouldn't be on antibiotics etc. I feel a little guilty, but I know that now that I've started the antibiotics it would be worse for me to just stop them.
Some tech support woman from Dell will be here at my college dormitory in approximately 45 minutes.
1. Do tech support people like to be talked to, or should I just let her into my room and fuck off and do homework or something? I never know. 2. Should you offer these people drinks? Tips? Tell them hilarious anecdotes about my collegiate escapades? My parents used to always handle this one and I just stayed out of the way. 3. My motherboard and my fan are fried. I was told to back up my files, but I was also told that the motherboard doesn't have anything to do with memory and that I should be all right. Does anyone know anything about computers enough to tell me wtf is going on with my laptop? (other than the fact that it being a Dell is wrong enough) 4. I'm trying to fold up laundry to put it away, clean off my desk and back up my files all at the same time. How do I calm the hell down?
Apologies to anyone who may be bothered by these questions. I know some of you may have lost loved ones, and I am not trying to pick at those wounds.
Poll #1155674Inspired by the French return-of-the-dead movie Les Revenants
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One day, the dead come back from the grave. Oddly enough, they bear none of the injuries that resulted in their death, nor any of the decay of the grave. They don't shamble and act and behave normally, except they're more quiet than normal and go into dazes here and there. 60% of the dead are over 60 years of age. Doctors say that their brains operate like they had concussions. Other than that, they're very much like they were when they were buried. Only the dead from the last 10 years have returned. How do you feel about this assembly?
Happy. It would be nice to see my loved ones again
Fearful. This can only be a bad thing. Just wait
Wary. This is highly unnatural. Something isn't right.
Indifferent. Big deal. They look just like normal people. Big whoop
Annoyed. There's already an overpopulation problem and jobs can be scarce as it is. Why do we need them here?
Paranoid. This is obviously a zombie invasion. I start to arm myself and barricade my home
After a couple weeks, there's no hostile incidents. But follow-up medical tests show that the former dead have a body temperature 10 degrees lower than the living, and their heart beats slower. They don't actually need to sleep and don't really need to eat. They sit up late and stare at the wall. Or walk. Every one of them walks about 7 miles a day. Most of them amble about in packs of up to 10, and their jaunts, seemingly aimless. How do you feel about them now?
1. In a work situation, would you rather be friends with the majority of your coworkers, be really well-liked, and in general have good relations, but not get many responsibilities, or be an authority figure with a lot of responsibility but not have many friends and be generally disliked?
2. I'm going to Boston over spring break, as well as some surrounding cities and upper New Jersey (to look at colleges :/) What attractions or sights or stores etc should I try to see?
a gay 26 year old internet predator is after my 14 year old brother. they have been talking for months and are talking about meeting. i have access to his computer and all of the temporary internet files. i would like to read the e-mails between them if possible. although doubtful, is there any way to get into his e-mail?
what should i do to this guy? i have his phone number. obviously i should call chris hansen with dateline nbc but i think i will eventually call the police. but i want to scare this guy.
should i call him? what should i say? what would you do? srs/nonsrs answers plz
Does anyone know if there is a way to keep multiple MSN screennames open?
Ugh. I'm probably not explaining that very well. I have two MSN screennames, and there are different people on each one (one is for work purposes, the other just for contacts who are friends.) Is there any way for me to be online under both names at once? Some kind of chat program, maybe? I could have sworn there was, but maybe I'm dreaming. I figure if anyone would know, it would be someone here.
Look, uh... we were both pretty trashed last night, and I know waking up naked in bed together probably told us everything we need to know, but... since I think you were a bit more sober than I was, what do you remember?
1. Hypothetical A: You want to get married. It's a fundamental desire you've had since you can remember, and it's very important to you. However, the person you're with for whatever reason can't get married to you (can't marry someone out of his/her faith, is fundamentally opposed to marriage, etc etc). You love this person very much and they love you very much - other than this one thing, you're extremely happy together and well suited for each other. Do you stay with them anyway, figuring happiness is worth more than a cultural institution, or do you move on and find someone that will marry you?
2. Hypothetical B: You are fundamentally opposed to marriage. It's not something you ever want to do, for whatever reason. However, your longterm SO has just been diagnosed with a fatal disease - doctors give him/her anywhere from 4 months to 5 years, it's not certain. He/she wants more than anything to get married and start a family, even knowing that they could die at any point in their family's lifespan. Do you marry this person, knowing you would bring them their life's happiness before they die, or stick to your non-marrying guns, knowing that you would have to raise the child alone if you had one?
(1) Are you a crier? (2) What makes you cry? (3) Does your crying ever frustrate you? (4) Does your crying ever frustrate someone else? (5) Quiet crier or noisy? (6) Can you control your tears?
Me: (1) Hellz yes. (2) Being sad or frustrated, watching something touching or triumphant (underprivileged teen graduating high school? I got yer tears right here.), seeing other people cry... the list goes on and on. (3) See, I cry when I'm frustrated. So then I get frustrated that I'm crying and ... well, you see where this is going, right? It makes conflict situations really difficult, because as soon as I feel I'm not expressing myself well, the waterworks start. (4) Drives my bf crazy. He's never really sure how to handle me when I'm upset. (5) Typically noisy, unless I'm trying really, really hard to be quiet. (6) Not really, though (as stated above) I can sometimes control how loudly I cry.
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So you're walking down the street on your local college campus on your way to class when you glance over and see a couple having a lovers' spat on the sidewalk (you know neither party involved). You've got about fifteen minutes before class, and they don't appear to be in anything too heated - she's bitching and he's rolling his eyes. What do you do?
Nostalgia question: Do you remember Discovery Zone? If yes-- how the hell could a place so awesome go bankrupt? Do you think there'll ever be something similar for kids?
Non-disguised advice question: I've been trying to grow my hair out just to see what it would be like. I haven't had a haircut since September and it's now nearly to my shoulders in some places. By my calculations, it will take me another 6 months to get it to the length I'm going for, but I am nowhere NEAR patient enough for that; I might not even want to keep long hair for that amount of time, much less wait for it to grow for another 6 months and then keep it beyond that. I've already wasted 6 months on this, so it's kind of like I might as well just go with it because that's the most progress on hair growth I've ever made. But it's frustrating the hell out of me, and honestly I don't even like long hair on myself, I'm only doing it for the experiment value. Should I just cut my damn hair? Also: I'm too cheap for extensions.
I got a perm about 2 months ago, and the curls are still holding strong, and I hope they stay this way for at least another month. I want to dye my hair a dark blue/black color. My natural hair color is dark brown, some people think it is black. I haven't dyed my hair in over a year.
If I dye my hair with an at-home kit, will it affect my perm negatively?
What are some problems that could happen with a professional perm and an at-home hair dye kit?
Would you drop a class where your first test was a 57 BUT it only counts for 12% of the grade? Do you know any websites that help explain topics in elementry statistics in layman's terms? Want to do my statistics homework for me? :'(
Okay, so wow. I should ask for things on TQC more often. I start a three month temporary job that pays 9$ an hour on Wednesday morning. It wasn't from anyone on TQC, but maybe if I ask you guys for Lindsey Lohan doing the backwards crab walk , she'll show up. :D
Anyway, new question: On my laptop before it crashed I had a datebook program that I downloaded. I had the free version, but I remember there was a 'Pro' version. I don't remember the name of it, but I'd like to get it again. I remember you could keep multiple accounts on it and if it was installed on several computers in your network, you could use it as a network chat program. You could change the colours on it and it had three tabs at the top: Appointments, Tasks, and maybe options? Does anyone know what this program is called? Or do you know of a program like it?
I think it was made of steel, entirely. It was a silver box, laid on one's lap, and you played in by hitting these... (cutouts? I didn't see it up close) flat, metal, tapered "prongs" that seemed to be of various lengths, with your fingertips. It was played with both hands.
--- omg. my boss' niece is in here with me, and if i had to count the number of times i said the words "don't do that!" i might run out of numbers..*shakes head* i dunno how people can actually want kids. < /rant> ---
anywho.... what do you want to rant about? feel free to vent here!
Random Question: Have you ever been pregnant? Did you enjoy it?
Real Question: What kind of $10ish easter gift would you suggest? I would like to get her something for herself rather than the baby, she will get plenty of baby-gifts as the due-date gets closer, but I know by this time (4-5 months) her stomach is probably touchy and she can't drink alcohol and I know she's not doing caffiene...
No matter what I say to my mother we end up have the same fight over and over again. If it doesn't come up when I see here there is just this underlying tension and it is driving me up a wall! Everyone is telling me that I should just put some distance between us, ignore her phone calls and try not to talk to her for a while. Should I just cut off communications with her?
1. I heard a pretty song on the radio last night and I would like to hear it again. It was Irish, but not blatantly so, and I think the DJ said the album was from the IRA...? Anyway, it was a solemn little song about this lady making her son try on her dead husband's suit. Yes. Any ideas who sang it?
2. How ridiculous is it that I still can't find a Wii at any local stores?
3. If you or someone you know has a Wii, how did you (or they) acquire it?
Hannaford supermarkets had a security breach with visa (and i think mastercard or something) credit and debit cards. i have a visa debit card and i use it at Hannaford somewhat frequently. I don't keep very good track of my bank account, though there is only around $400 in it right now anyway.
Do you shop at Hannaford? Have you used a credit or debit card there recently? Am I asking to be fraud-ed? Aside from watching my bank account for shady things, is there a way to find out if I'm being screwed?
*I tried googling but it just gave me a lot of news articles about the breach.
Would it be really pathetic if I went and bought some crayons and a colouring book (I can't draw!) and spent the rest of the night colouring in? I've been really stressed lately and it used to soothe me as a kid!
Edit: I'm gonna go get some crayolas and a colouring book. Haha :D
Do you think a person's sexuality can change (actually change, not just "oh, I was fooling myself all along")? Have you ever known anyone who was asexual? Do you think you can go from having a sexual preference to being asexual?