If you had a friend ... or just knew someone I guess, that indulged in (better word for this?) casual sex with whoever/whenever... would this bother you at all(would you judge them, I suppose, etc)? Why/why not?
When ordering stuff from other countries, when and how do you pay customs? I've ordered stuff from other countries (England, Japan, China, Australia, etc) many times, but I don't recall ever having to pay something extra.
You and your SO have been going out for a few months, but you don't love one another (and you are both very careful with the use of that word and know what love feels like). You started out going out because you were both in a similar situation, and originally relied on one another as friends, but it grew to a committed relationship (not love). Things are very stable, but one day you are both faced with the prospect of falling in love with OTHER people.
Assuming the stability will last, and considering the highs and lows and potential uncertainty of love, would you leave the stability of this relationship (which is likely to last a long time), in preference for the potentially unstable emotion of love, knowing that love can change and ruin the relationship, but the stability has other qualities at work that keep the relationship together, that likely will not change.
Assuming both aren't possible at once, and assuming the same feelings are returned, would you rather: 1. a fully emotional love with another person (the kind that makes you do crazy things and fills you with this unsmashable sense of hope, brings you back to life etc...etc...) 2. or a more stable like based on common similarities/circumstances (ex, you and this person grew up together, you and this person are in the same circumstance where you don't emotionally love one another, but care for one another greatly, and trust one another fully etc...etc...).
Would you choose not to let yourself 'fall in love' (if you can help it) with this other person in preference of the stability you have with your current SO?
Why? Is the first kind of love worth sacrificing in place of a more stable, but perhaps less 'emotionally high' feeling of like? Would you feel empty without that crazy love high?
1. What's a movie most people have seen or considered "classics" that you haven't seen yet?
2. Suppose, that in order to prevent further extinction of animals in the animal kingdom, one more had to be wiped off the face of the planet. What animal would you choose? (and if you choose an insect please be specific)
What's your best side? Have you ever noticed that when someone makes a post asking for unflattering photos people post pictures that aren't nearly that unflattering? Like some are not even unflattering AT ALL. That sorta pisses me off. How about you?
do you know what those bushes with yellow flowers are? Bloom in early spring, seen in the South of the USA... ANSWERED! If I have future very vague plant questions, where should I turn? a google search seems that it would turn up a lot of junk.
i need children's books (fiction or non-fiction) about music and musicians. do you know of any?
edit: i'm teaching a reading unit next month to fourth graders. they are accelerated students, and our story deals with music and the way people use it to express themselves. i'm particularly looking for recommendations on picture books or nonfiction/resource chapter books on music and musicians (possibly music as a career?)... but really, if they can read the book in 10-15 minutes, that's perfect.
i do intend to go to my local library later this week, but if there is something particularly fabulous i should include that they don't have, i need time to either initiate an interlibrary loan or order it online.
Do you remember how in older movies and television shows doctors always carried around this bags, usually sort of big and floppy and made of brown leather? What did doctors carry in their doctors' bags, aside from the ubiquitous stethoscopes?
1) I'm trying to lose a couple "vanity pounds", but I has easter candy and it's tasty times. How long should I keep it around before I toss it all? Give me an ultimatum! :P
2) I'm quitting my 2nd job at Borders. I'm scheduled to go in tonight but I really don't want to. I don't respect this job at all really. Should I call in and say fuck you guys, or just not go ever again?
3) When you come back from vacation, how do you re-adjust to the daily grind?
1. What condiment, if any, would be better off vanishing from the face of the earth? 2. Is there anything you find in your salad and immediately pick off or pass off to someone else? 3. Your sandwich or burger? 4. Is there a food you will flat-out refuse to touch or eat? Why? 5. Are you one of the people who won't order much food at a restaurant and then eats off everyone else's plate, or are you the victim in these situations? How do you handle them? 6. When at a buffet, what food do you make a beeline for?
All of the people I've dated have been part of my social circle, so I've never had to deal with that phase of being interested in getting to know someone you're attracted to. So now that I have a regular customer who comes into my work and is kinda flirty, I have no idea how to approach the subject.
Is there any subtle or casual way to ask whether someone is single and interested?
Is there a way to ask if they'd be interested in hanging out that doesn't sound like its just a hook up?
How do you let someone know you're interested in spending some time with them to see if you could become friends, or possibly more?
I dunno, I'm just afraid I'll sound stupid or something, lol... but I'm trying to break out of my comfort zone and this guy seems like he'd be interesting to have as a friend, even if it doesn't go anywhere else.
so i' m listening to ladytron, and the album is on random. i just finished the song 'light & magic', and the very next song is the live version of 'light & magic'. and i noticed this happens a lot when i listen to any kind of music list. i'll hear a song, and the next one on the random list will be the same song but a different version or something.
does this happen to you? what do you do when it does: do you listen to the rest of the song again, or do you click next?
eta: i'm not using itunes. wtf is wrong with you people and using itunes? i'm still rocking it on my windows media player, old skool.
I'm thinking of going in for a screen test for The Young and the Restless on Friday and the registration form asks for acting experience. I don't have any professional experience, but I'm not sure if real world acting experience counts. And besides everyone lies on their resume. What should I write?
Do you think it's better to know a little about a lot of different subjects, or to know a lot about one specific subject? Which (if either) of those groups do you fall into?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Are you doing anything close to that now, or have your interests changed drastically? (When I was a kid, I really wanted to be a pilot. Now I hate flying.)
To those of you who are Sims players, when you first started playing did you ever DREAM about your Sims? I can't stop dreaming about it! I dreamt that we were real life Sims and my husband got a skill point for cleaning the living room.
Do you have difficulty sleeping when there is a full moon?
Should I join Curves with my mother or should we buy DDR instead?
if you are married, where did you go on your honeymoon? would you recommend it? if you're not married, where would you like to go? anyone else feel free to tell me about any awesome vacation you've been on. i'm looking for honeymoon ideas, but that doesn't mean they need to be traditional.
Does anyone know of an oldies song with one guy singing about his dad... Something about how his mom died or left and his dad was upset. I think it had something to do with dancing alone. And the word "Papa" was in the title. I want to say it's by Neil Sedaka but I can't find anything.
1) Do any of you know if this program works over a shared network, such as those in universities? 2) Not sure if this has been asked, but do you have a secret/hidden room in your home, or do you know someone who does? Pictures, if possible, please! 3) Did you know dogs get periods? Maybe it's because we spayed our dog, but I just found this out last night. D'oh! 4) Do you know of any legit places that have contests for iPods? :)
Someone just asked if we stopped ourselves from asking questions because they might cause a stir...I'm not stopping!
Okay so I read a book awhile back where every single person on Earth was sterilized at birth. This was a reversible thing, but insured people who didn't want to have kids wouldn't have them until they applied for reversal later in life. I think there was a complicated thing about buying "baby credits" (for the number of kids you could have) and be financially stable and all this other jazz.
But if such a thing as sterilizing every single person when they were born and having it be a process that could be reversed later in life, would you support it's happening? Why or why not?
Sometimes my right shoulder will start throbbing in aching INTENSE pain when I breathe, sigh, or talk. Never my left shoulder which is, in fact, the one I permanently damaged a few years ago. What's wrong? Am I going to die? Is it AIDS? Am I pregnant?
If you could have any one chin shape, what would it be?
What color is the fourth button on your cell phone?
I'm going to a mixer with a fraternity tonight. I've never been to a mixer before. Hell, I've never even been to a PARTY before.
What do people do at mixers? How do people usually dress? Should I stay after the first half hour (the first half hour has to be alcohol-free, as per the fraternity's national bylaws, or something, but after that, I'm sure the booze shall flow), or should I go back to my dorm room and do my homework?
In college, did/do you party with the fraternities/sororities, or did you try to stick with GDI's?
my boyfriend and i are getting an apartment soonish. thing is, he won't move further than middleport, which is 20 minutes away from work or his parents/family. this would put me 30 minutes from my parents, 40 minutes from school/possible job, and more than an hour from the rest of my family. i personally want to move to medina, which is closer to here what i need, and i'd only be like 25-30 minutes from school, and about 20 from my parents. last night he kept saying that medina was too far and he didn't want to move there EVEN THOUGH it's a bigger town (ie, there are actually things there and also THEY HAVE A GROCERY STORE).
what would you do in this situation? also, there's apparently a chance we might need to move out like NOW. ugh.
eta: he's not THAT concerned about his family. he's mostly concerned about how far away from work he is. i'm most concerned about work/school, but i'm also concerned about my family because i love them and i want to be able to visit them regularly.
eta2: someone wanted a map of all the important locations. ( Collapse )
My work buddy told me he was going to take off at 4 because it's slow but he left at 2:15 instead. He didn't say bye or anything. I got back to my desk to find his desk organized, computer off, and chair tucked in. I wasn't prepared to be alone for almost TWO HOURS. Two hours almost equals an eternity here.
What do you do when you're lonely at work and your job is boring?
So I went snowboarding about a month ago for the first time. I was smooth sailing down the intermediate hill and POW out of nowhere, I face planted. I saved my face with my wrists. I didn't know there was a problem at first except that evening I realized they were sore. Then for a couple of days they were swollen. I figured I just sprained them or something. But now that a month has passed, I can't lift anything over a few pounds or my wrists will give out.
My question TQC is whether any of you have hurt your wrists from falling on your face snowboarding? Have you sprained your wrists, how long did it take to heal?
(Side note is that I don't have insurance and am dirt poor so I can't afford to go to the doctor to have it looked at but I wear a brace on my right wrist since its the one that bothers me the most, about 4 days a week)
1. Will you please invent a new cocktail? It may be foul or divine; please list ingredients.
2. Will you please invent a new "special feature" for condoms? Along the lines of vibrating rings, or twisty-twists, or little bumpy dots...you know what I mean.
3. Should I buy a quarter pound of scallops and eat them with caramelized onions, or buy a t-bone steak, and eat that with caramelized onions? Should I replace the caramelized onions with something else?
4. You just finished writing your autobiography and it's going to press. What are the first and last lines?
Have you ever had a wounded pet come to you for help?
I mean obviously they can't talk and be like "help," but my cats are little shitbags and even when they're hurt (okay it's only happened once to each of them) they hide. Is it a pride thing or do they not understand that people want to take care of their pets?
eta real question when the creative juices flow, what do you do? do you make something? bake? decorate? clean? go to sleep? 'bate?
TQC: I'm going to my first dance club ever on Thursday. Woe is me, I lack club clothes! Can you please post some ideas of awesome club clothes? Whats the best club outfit you've seen? How about the worst?
So I fell down some steps at the movie theater where I work the other day while checking a movie in the dark. I thought that I had made it to the landing but I actually had 2 or 3 more steps to go and when I fell, my ankle twisted and I heard a loud snap. I just started working there and I'm sort of timid and shy, so I tried to not make a big deal out of it even though it really hurt. At the end of the night I decided that even though I didn't want to say anything, I should tell my boss and fill out an accident report in case it were to get worse and I would need to go see a doctor. The next day I woke up to an ankle the size of an orange and so needless to say, I went to the hospital to get it checked out. They took x-rays and gave me crutches and an air cast. The x-rays showed a definite line in my ankle but they said that it could possibly just be some kind of growth plate or something that hasn't finished growing yet and that they would call me by today to let me know for sure. I still haven't heard back about my x-rays and so I don't know if its just sprained or fractured. I've heard that "no news is good news" so if they don't call you back with any results then nothing is wrong. Is this true? I've already missed 2 days of work over it and my boss doesn't seem to be mad or anything but I don't want to push my luck. My ankle DEFINITLY hurts but if its not fractured I feel like I should be going back to work. I tried taking the cast off today and not using the crutches just to put a little weight back on it and it ended up hurting me worse. I'm sort of worried that the hospital I went to just did a shitty job of looking at my x-rays and there may be something wrong that they just didn't catch (this particular hospital is notorious for sending people all over the world to a specialist because they don't want to deal with things or else just not doing their job to begin with and giving a misdiagnosis).
So I guess my question to TQC is what should I do? Should I go and get a second opinion from a foot/ankle specialist? Should I make myself go back in to work or should I stay home for the week despite all the shit the people I work with are probably going to give me? Should I call the hospital and ask about my results even though they didn't call me?
What do you do when you get a call for someone who no longer lives at that number?
Example: My mother died 16 years ago and we sometimes get calls asking for a 'Mrs S'. I was once in a really terrible mood and snapped at the caller than they should call the cemetary because she'd been dead for years. I felt awful afterwards. >.>
Serious and non-serious answers are okay. :)
Unrelated: Does your phone have phone jewelery/charms/ding-a-lings/whatever you want to call them? What is/are they of? (I have: a pink ribbon charm (for my mother), a crescent mood and star charm (from my best friend), a small bell (music!), a Chupa Chup, a small solid star with a clear crystal (from the same friend as above), and a butterfly charm on some beads.)
I'm on the verge of tears right now...long story short, my MIL hates me.
We are currently living in her basement, the whole thing is finished and is our little apartment right now while I'm in Nursing school.
On easter night, she made 'bunny foot prints' for my daughter to wake up to, both downstairs and upstairs.
Upstairs, where she lives, she used baby powder. Down here, she used flour.
And by morning, it's dried, and crusted all over my beautiful new rug. I've tried scraping, and brusing it out, but I don't know what else to do.
ANY suggestions/help, would be greatly appreciated. It's really thick, like pancake mix.
Edit: She made the mix, then gave it to my brother to put on the rug, so she claims it is not her fault, since he APPLIED it to the rug, though she admitted she made it, told him to do it. My brother is way young, and totally did not realize. She is NOT the type of person to take care of mistakes she makes.
I don't live in LA, I mean I have a home in Whittier but currently work in the bayarea. I'm interested in going to their Wango Tango summer concert. On their site is says tickets go on sale for KIIS members on the 28th, but on ticketmaster it says the KIIS members get to buy on the 27th. To those who listen what are they saying on the air?
I took a video on my camera, and it saved as a .mov (of course). I need either a windows XP compatible program that will allow me to edit it (flip it 180 degrees and speed it up 4x or so), or I need a program that will convert it to an AVI that will work in Windows Movie Maker. I downloaded "MPEG Streamclip", but the AVI it created is useless.
Anyone know of any FREE video editing programs that can do this?
Have you ever been on a "customer advisory panel", or something similar, in which a company gives you money/gift cards to purchase specific products and fill out long-winded surveys about them? What company? Was it worth it? How did you get on the panel?
One to twice a month, Starbucks has me buy new beverages and fill out surveys about them, and they give me ten bucks on a gift card!
Do you think my hair will fall out if I bleach my hair? I bleached and dyed it two weeks ago, but I'm kind of hating the red and orange.
I want to plan a trip to a Cape Cod bed & breakfast for this summer. While I have friends that could possibly be willing to go with me, I usually end up playing mother hen to them and I just feel like relaxing for once and enjoying myself without their drama. Do you think it would be weird to go by myself? Have you ever gone on vacation alone?
Have you ever aspired to be featured on stupid_free, without obvious trolling of communities??
My post earlier about forced sterilization I was sure would get sf'd!! I am slightly sad it did not. It was a legit question but I was sure within the comments drama wank would ensue and a sf police officer would swoop down and feature me!
What was the high today where you live?
Would you rather have a car from: Ford, GM, or Chrysler?
How quickly do you realize that you just posted an entry to the wrong comm?
Immediately for this one! I totally saw where it was posting right when I clicked post. Whew, disaster averted!
How do I get this old lady who comes into my job to stop giving me photocopied psalms? She gave me one, then the next time she came in she asked me "Did you like that thing I gave you the other day?" and I said "What thing? Ohhh- yeah! Sure."
Now she has a gift every time she comes in. I'm not religious at all, and I just chuck 'em, but I can't think of anyway to get her to stop without being rude.
The question -- What do you think of Zionism (i.e. do you support it or not & why or why not)? Do you think it's just causing needless blood letting for the sake of gaining territory and Israel further engorging its military-industrial-cockplex?
In a rather ironic twist of historical racism, the hunted has become the hunter. Zionism, the belief that having some ancestors lived in some general region eons ago means that you own the entire region forever, is a belief pushed forward to the point that the creation of the nation of Israel.
How was this amazing feat accomplished? The combination of the Jewish version of the race card being played (allowed for ideological immunity from criticism), hatred against Arabasterrorists, and being visibly/aesthetically "white," allowed this group of essentially white people to reign supremacy over the terrorist-nations.
The UN and other policy-making groups granted them the state of Israel. Did they just accept this gracious offering of land and learn a lesson from their history of oppression? NO. Not only did they create a state which was explicitly sexist in policy, which was explicitly biased against non-Jews (no first amendment there), they started a RUTHLESS, BLOODY WAR against the Arabsterrorists.
Did they need this new, extra land? Was there any justification for it that wasn't entrenched in some sense of greed and sense of conquering akin to the KNIGHTS TEMPLAR et al during the CRUSADES? Was it at all based on something than a perversion of a very old religion? FUCK NO.
Israel...FUCK YEAH (think Team America)....fuck all those dirty fuckers who dare to get in the way of your expansion.
Just think--if this were a group of very, very non-white people, such as Africans or Middle Easterners, would this behavior be accepted unless they had oil? Hell, if they had been white, but non-Jewish (i.e. no race card), would they have gotten away with this?
Regardless of what you think of my post, it's clear that "Zionism" is just a bunch of greedy, blot letting bullshit that results in POINTLESS expansion of territory.
Back story: There are three guys at my college that you look at and think "Jesus?" Two look like stereotypical white Jesus, except one looks more biblical (dirty) and the other one is well groomed and wears a bandana and aviator sunglasses (I about shat myself when I saw him walking down the hallway). And then the third one looks like PERFECT Black Jesus.
So, I want to pitch an idea to the three of them:
Passion of the Christ 2: Die Another Day, and I want it to be an intense movie that involves the three of them fighting to the death over the course of 2 and a half hours, and their battle will be rampaged through some cool ass city.
High speed motorcycle chases, hookers and blow, blatant heresy, and HILLAAAAARITTTYYY!!!
So, my question for you TQC, is who's gonna be on my crew?
I need camera men, money, writers, producers, and extras.