May 29th, 2008

Cat Bus

Birthday Poll

Because even unscientific statistics can be fun! This is a poll about the month you were born in. I just wanted to see if it's really true that more people are born during a certain time of year. This has nothing or little to do with your horoscope, so please participate even if you don't care about that stuff.

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x-posted to AMA for those of you who care. I just wanted to get a bigger sampling.

Jealousy question

- My girlfriend is not jealous at all, She tells her girlfriends that she realizes that it's almost impossible for a man to not want to look at other girls or think other women are attractive. She thinks it's a waste of her life to stress that kind of thing. Obviously if I cheated she would break up with me but her girlfriends think her mentality means she isn't really in love with me. 

What do you all think? 

I think Love and Jealousy don't go hand in hand...but I think Insecurity and Jealous do. Your thoughts?

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Do you use Comcast as your ISP/email?
Is the site working?

It's not working for me or raincloud314. Hax0rz y/y?

Also, it should be noted that there is a difference between and Dot net is the one that is fux0red. If you do not subscribe to comcast, please go to .net and tell us if it works.
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I already tried whatwasthatone but it came up nil.

What was that one children's book about the ordinary cat who, during the day, did ordinary cat things, but at night he would sneak out of the house, go down the road, into town, and get in his taxi and drive his friends around to places? I think there may have been a night-club or something called the Bow-Wow-Meow or something.

Any nurses?

Well I've been thinking about looking into a career of nursing for a while ever since my daughter was born and we spent a ton of time in the NICU.

Is anyone here a nurse? What's the best piece of advice you'd give to someone thinking about it as a career? I'm just wondering what you have to say about it.

Thanks friends :D

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What is the difference before 7inch and 12 inch vinyl records? Do all record players play all types?

I wanna start a record collection, and I guess I'm not that well versed on them.

Any suggestions?
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    calm calm


Coffee always makes me sneeze and I began to wonder why so I googled it. One of the only few pages I found said that it sounds like an allergic reaction.

But do food allergies really cause sneezing? I thought food allergies caused physical things like swelling or blotching but not sneezing... and that sneezing allergies were from nasal stimulants like dust and dander. Anyone know?

Do any foods or beverages make you sneeze?

Any idea why coffee makes me sneeze, if not an allergy?
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My coworkers want to go out to dinner before the end of the school year, so they keep asking me what day would be good for me. I'm dreading it. What should I tell them? I want to be polite, but at the same time I really don't want to go. How can I politely get out of going?

They would know I was lying if I said I was busy on all the days they suggested. I guess I would rather go than hurt their feelings, but avoiding it all together would be best.

If it matters I have 3 coworkers, but I think one of them won't be coming.

EDIT: I'm just worried that I would be really out of place, and that they wouldn't really want me there. Plus I hate eating in front of people.

We are the strange and unusual

1. Do you believe in 'past lives'?
2. Have you ever had a dream or a memory that you think was from a past life'?
3. Will yo explain yourself in a past life, whether you believe in it or not? (Like say you were born during world war II, what would you have been doing? Or whatever time you feel you would have fit in most.)
4. Has a psychic ever told you anything really weird? How about anything that came true?
5. Do you believe in fate? That some things are just destined to occur?
6. Have you ever had a freaky dream experience? (Having the same dream as someone else, having a dream that came true?) What was it?
7. Do you think there are people who can really talk to/see ghosts? Or are they just crazy?
8. What's your favourite mythological story?
Paul Dano

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It gets 105+ degrees here in the summer and I am uncomfortable wearing short sleeved shirts. I wouldn't mind wearing long sleeves if I didn't tend to profusely sweat from my armpits >:O
Do you have any alternative ideas or am I just going to have to suck it up?

Is there anything you aren't comfortable wearing?
Do you care to share why?

What's a song that reminds you of last summer?

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Bit of an odd question, but.

what was that one country song from way back when that went 'Making wine, scolioli, making wine'? Or maybe is was 'drinking wine'? I am pretty sure it's by George Jones, but not positive, and Google isn't helping me at all. Especially since I have no clue how 'Scolioli is spelt, and I'm going with it being phonetic.

Japanese Cat house

Since some Japanese people cannot usually have cats in their small apartments, a company has come up with a unique service in Tokyo. For about $10 US dollars, people can pay an entrance fee to get into Cat Livin' to pet a bunch of kitties!

How cool is that? What other unique culture things do you know of that may seem weird to us?

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the kiddos

closing etiquette?

Tomorrow we close on our very first home! We have to bring our 20 month old boy with us because we don't know anybody in this state. He likes to run and cause chaos like normal boys do.

I'm going to bring toys for him but in case those don't interest him, would it be inappropriate to bring our portable DVD player to atleast try to occupy him?

Our realtor wanted to have a code word for us to let him run like a crazy man to speed the closing up a little:)
New Camus

Boring questions ahead

My apartment complex is paving part of the parking lot. We got two notices about it on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, referencing a map that was given out regarding where residents should park (aside: we never got this map, but it might just be our building that didn't get it). Yesterday I woke up and saw that my car was surrounded by orange cones. I hauled ass out of bed and moved it. This morning I got up again and there was a dump truck blocking my car, but no cones. A lot more of the parking lot has cones now, though. I went out to get breakfast, and when I came back, I saw the tow truck. They're on a towing spree. They've towed at least 5 cars already, all from spots that had cones around them.

1. How pissed would you be if you came home and saw your car was gone (assuming you didn't get a map)?
2. How pissed would you be if you *were* home and realized when you went to get in your car that it was gone?
3. Do you think you'd manage to keep your cool if your vehicle had been towed when you called the leasing office, even though you never received a map?
4. Is it mean that I'm laughing to myself a little about the people who are getting their cars towed? (Even without a map, I managed to figure out where to park my car to be safe, so it's not like it was impossible.)
5. Sucks to be them, y/y?

6. Dressing a baby stupid for your own selfish amusement: cruel or hilarious?

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Did you ever know you had to leave someone (in a relationship) but you weren't brave enough to face the consequences and possibly make as big as a mistake you made being with them in the first place?
Bandit Driving

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My boyfriend didn't get ahold of me at all yesterday which is not like him at all. Where is he?

Now for the real question:
I have two cousins graduating high school next month. What do 18ish year old boys like that I could get them? I don't have a ton of money to spend and I'm not really close to either one.
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    Leader of the Pack

To shrink, or not to shrink?

Have you ever gone to a therapist?

If so, how helpful was is for you?

My doctor thinks I should go to therapy because some bad stuff happened to me when I was younger, but I really don't want to go because I don't think it will help. Should I go even though I don't want to, just because my doctor says I should?

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My husband and I found a ridiculously cheap deal to Barbados for plane tickets and a hotel. The total cost of the package was cheaper than what roundtrip tickets alone would have cost us. However, the hotel that comes with the package is "cheap" and will literally just be a place to sleep. Yesterday, I found a sick deal for a 5 star hotel in Barbados on the best beach there. For three nights (the minimum you can book) the cost will be $550 or so with taxes. We were thinking about doing it and spending the last three days of our trip in luxury since we spent so little on the vacation package so far.

So my question is, would you do it? Or would you just save the $500+ and stay at the cheap hotel?
Haruhi disappearance

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1) Would you rather be a little bit chubby (think 10 pounds more than the BMI average) but happy and able to eat without worry, or would you rather have a fabulously fit and trim body and have to worry about food all the time? Why?

2) I got a raise. What should I do this weekend to celebrate?

eta: Is anyone else not getting comments?

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How long is too long to be sitting in the exam room at the doctor's office without a doctor/nurse coming in?

I waited for 35 minutes today, before sticking my head out and having the doctor say she *forgot*

Are you happy with your body?

I'm not, but I see a lot of people on here say they are, so I'm curious!

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1)any weird ordinances you want to enact?

the word smoothie should only be used to refer to a mixture of frozen fruit and maybe juice or yogurt. If it's got nothing to do with fruit, it's not a smoothie

2)do the miccyds in your area serve frozen cokes?

I'm trying to find one. we know that somewhere in Memphis they serve these.

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1) Have you ever had a surprise party thrown for you? What was your reaction like?

2) Where is the strangest place you have ever had an orgasm?

3) What was the most disastrous meal you ever (tried to) cook?

4) Which popular holiday destination do you have NO interest in going to? Why?
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my landlord still has not cashed my rent check for may.
he is out of town the entire month and possibly longer, but he didn't notify any of the tenants. the only reason i found out is because i called his work looking for him.
should i cancel the check and just get a money order for may and june?
i hate having the money sitting in my account knowing i can't spend it and waiting for him to get his act together and cash the damn check already.

Boff, Marry Kill?

I asked my best friend this last night when we were discussing how icky the "celebrities" are that get their own "Bachelor" type shows.  So, first, I asked, "Would you rather: Flava Flav or Brett Michaels?"  She was being a dork and refusing to answer, so I changed it to FMK- Brett, Flav or Louie Anderson?

We figured out the only way it would be almost tolerable is kill Flav, boff Louie and marry Brett. 

So, what are your answers?  And while we're at it, make your OWN FMK list, or would you rathers, k? 

Hubcaps for everyone!!!!

I have about 400 Scion Xb hubcaps sitting in my garage. 

I have been trying to look for a place to recycle them, but no one wants to take 4 palates of hubcaps. 
No one wants hubcaps for their car either.  Honestly, I can understand why.

What should i do with them? 

Would you like to take a few sets off my hands? : D

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Kitty lite

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Who do you think has more right to be in the carpool lane?

A pregnant woman
A hearse carrying a corpse

If you could, would you want to see smells before you smelled them?


If you had a library where would you put the bible (or other religious texts)?

Fiction section
Non-fiction section

ETA: Just to be clear I am not commenting on the validity of Christianity or any other religion and I know how libraries and DDS work. I am literally asking if YOU had your own library and had to choose fiction or non-fiction, where would you put it?
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are you critical of how you look?
are you critical of how others look?

if yes to both, which developed first?

i used to be critical of others looks, say if i didn't like a girl i'd make a mean comment behind her back (yes it's awful, anyway..). i think that transferred over to obsessing about myself. ahh instant karma.

what are you listening to right now?

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what are some fun things to do for a bachlorette party?

for reference: everyone will be over 21, we'll be heading to a big city (Minneapolis, MN) and the bride said she is up for anything minus the really freaky stuff

My First Album

I'm sure you've all seen this before but I want to see what TQC comes up with.
1. Go to
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2. Go to Random quotations:
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3. Go to flickr's "explore the last seven days"
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Create your album cover (I used
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What do you get?

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I just finished my last exam TQC!! Aren't you happy for me? (you don't have to answer this question)

It's nearly 1pm now, what should I do for the rest of the day? What should I do FIRST?

2)Play Mario Kart and Cooking Mama and various other Nintendo DS games
3)Go to karate practice (haven't gone in 2 weeks, need the workout)
4)Be a responsible student and fill out my credit transfer applications that are due tomorrow

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How would I go about setting up my flatmate with one of my friends?  I have no idea where to begin.  They have only met once briefly, but he's lovely, she's lovely and he's expressed interest.  How do I go about getting two people who run in totally different social circles to become closer?
B&W Face

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I'm trying to help a friend out here.  I don't know plants at all but I figured there's GOT to be someone in here who has a friggin' clue as to what this might be:

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He keeps honey bees in his backyard and says these things smell like his honey tastes.  Any ideas what this could possibly be?

ETA:  He says, "These flowers looked almost exactly like a honeycomb when in bloom.  The shriveled older flowers are the ones that are in focus. The almost comb-shaped fresh flowers, I couldn't focus on, so I apologize. I kinda hate my new digital camera."

And if you have NFC what this is, what's the most redonkulous thing you've had to memorize for a job? 

Me?  My PGP key.  We were told we were not allowed to write it down and you have to input this thing every time you start your computer up or your OS will not start.  I had to have mine changed about a zillion times before I finally remembered the thing.  It's a 16 digit alphanumeric code that must be in all caps, not typed with caps lock on, and is hidden so you cannot see what you're typing.  If you make an error such as spacing and then deleting, it will return an error and you have to start over.  There are no words to tell you how much I hate this thing. 

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What qualities do you think a stripper should have?
If your girlfriend told you she wanted to  be a stripper, Would a straight shot to the baby maker be in order or would you like it?
If your boyfriend said he wanted to be a stripper, Would you laugh in his face?
Do you use twitter?

Another hair question

I just dyed my bleach blond hair dark brown and uh, go figure, I have some problems. :(

The ends are a bit darker than I would like and there are also some underneath layers that have a lot of blonde on them. What should I do (besides go see a real hairdresser :p)?

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Can you give me some feedback please?

My department in this large, worldwide company is 3 people. My boss, me, the database guy.  I asked for a raise on Feb 28th. I was told "yes, you certainly deserve more money, let me find out for you."

My boss asked her boss and THAT WEEK the CFO in London quit and there was a total budget freeze until May. So they said, "Yes, you can have your raise, but not until we get someone new in here and figure things out. We'll retro it to the beginning of the year. May."

We're now coming up on June. Last week I asked my boss to ask her boss. I've heard literally NOTHING.

So. My question is, does this email to my boss sound ok? Because it's just the two of us, I don't want to make it a tense working environment by being TOO pushy, but I want my f'ing money already.

Does this sound too wishy-washy? Should I be firmer?


Is there anyway you could get from Nuala/I could get just some kind of response on the raise thing? I know I'm being annoying, but it was the the end of February when I asked, it was pushed back to May and we're now coming up on June. I know the CFO quitting was completely unforeseeable, but with both a new mortgage and high gas prices, I really need to either get some kind of information or I need to look for something closer to me in Waltham area that's comparable.

Thoughts? Insight? Am I overreacting, should I just shut up and deal with it because it will be retro-ed anyway?

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The guy I am in love with is going to Iraq for a year to work on the army base (he's not a solider) and I want to make him something to keep with him when he feels lonely or whatever. Silly, yes I know. What should I make? I was going to make him a scarf but it's Iraq and it's pretty toasty there. What are some things you suggest? He's not a boyfriend, more like my crush who I hang out with and hook up with who I have incredibly strong feelings for.

Desperate Housewives

Do you watch Desperate Housewives? What do you think of this show?

I just began watching it (my parents are obsessed with it and bought every season on DVD, so I gave it a try) and I really like it so far despite the fact that I didn't think I would. It's easy to get into.

[EDIT] I'm only in the middle of watching the first season, so no spoilers plz :(

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A. TQC, what is wrong with my mouse pointer? Yesterday, it somehow went through puberty on me. Now on webpages, it turns into a grabby hand that when I click it, it only allows me to scroll the page up and down. I can no longer highlight text or click on certain areas of webpages. 

ETA: I figured out what it was. Upper right area of IE has a button you can push to turn that function on and off. DUH-HUR!!! :B

2. What's the worst job you've ever had?

D. Clinton or Obama (if you prefer mccain, you're just not worth my time)?

Let them eat...

While I'm finishing a slice of red velvet cake: When it comes to sweets, would you rather have..

1. Cake
2. Pie
3. Ice cream
4. Cookie/brownie
5. Cheesecake
6. Some type of candy
7. Other
8. Refined sugars will kill you, fatass.

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I just realized I haven't eaten anything of any significance today.
I had a spoonful of mac & cheese and a donut hole and a cup of iced coffee and i've been home all day.

TQC, What should I eat?

srs and nonsrs.
(food) usagi eating ice cream

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While doing an image search for my old LJ name, I came across this:

How in the hell did latenightdrives wind up with those words as tags (is that what they are?) attached to her icon? Okay, mystery solved, and I'm dumb once again.

What's the strangest damn thing that comes up when you image search your LJ name, past or present, that is somehow actually connected to you, however distant?
no more hair

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1. do you dislike when people have pictures of their children as lj icons?
2. what's your favorite song? (i need new music)
3. what song ALWAYS makes you want to get up and dance?
4. would you get a hanson tattoo for $100? $500? $5000? (you don't have to pay for the tattoo either)


Inspired by my question about ten seconds ago:

1. If it came down to Hilary and Mccain, who would you vote for, and why?

2. Could you live with yourself if you voted for ANOTHER republican? Srsly???


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I know they're more or less a bunch of wannabes, but who among these pretenders is the biggest celeb?

Which one of these people would you consider to be the most legitimate 'celebrity' of the bunch?

Heidi Montag
Maddox Jolie-Pitt
Tila Tequilla
Whoever won the last Big Brother USA
April 2006 Playboy centerfold
Bindi Irwin
Monica Lewinsky
Brian Dunkleman
Tom from MySpace
The Taco Bell chihuahua

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What criteria does food have to match for you to consider it "homemade"? For instance, if someone uses something from a can, like pie filling or sauce, could you still consider the finished product homemade?

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I have been noticing recently that my lower abs are getting a bit...soft looking.

So, TQC, my question to you is, what sort of exercises do you do to work out this area?

Edit: Good God. What do you all have against workout questions anyway?
Mitty box

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When you see something for sale at a significantly lower price than normal for that item is your first thought "Wow! What a great deal!" or "I wonder what's wrong with it that they'd sell it so cheaply?"

What's a good deal you got recently?
Probably the little red shopping cart in this picture. It was only $2 and included 100 items of fake food!!

What's the best deal you've ever gotten?
Definitely my couch. Suede double recliner with a fold out bed. The lady who sold it to us said it was a year old and she paid $2500 for it. We gave her $825 for it.

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I have spent the entire afternoon stumbling on websites (using StumbleUpon). I realise this is highly unproductive. What should I do with my night tonight?

Who wants to bake cookies with me?
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I just found out some sad sad news. I want to make something yummy to lift my hubby's and mine spirits tonight.

What can I make that can take my mind off of things? I like spicy things, asian, and soups (plus chili and stoups!). Help a girl out?
dianna agron ;;

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My mum asked me to make the dinner today [spaghetti bolognese] before she gets back from work and being the dutiful daughter I am, I agreed.

The questions I have are:

How many mushrooms would you cut up and put in a sauce to feed 3/4 people?
How about onions?

I'll probably use all the mince, but it might be a bit too much so I thought I'd ask. I'd like to do it without having to ring her at work to ask all these annoying questions!

[Interesting side note, according to Firefox spell check bolognese isn't a word?!]
yummy beer!, yummy


1. In your mind, what is the one thing that Pamela Anderson is best known for?

2. What is your favorite food that you (generally) must crack open before you eat it?

3. If you know what the very next thing you NEED to buy is (no matter how small/trivial), what is it and how much do you expect to spend?

4. When lurkers or seeming n00bs remark about tqc giving "harsh" answers, do you more often than not think they need to lurk moar? If that is not usually your reaction, what is?
Missed Connection- Adrian Tomine

I am neither. Just curious

It seems to me that marijuana is frowned upon more than alcohol, and potheads more than alcoholics. why is that, do you think?

ETA: okay I am an idiot and forgot about the whole illegal thing. Um. wow, I am a little too open-minded and liberal for my own good, sometimes.

So if pot were legal, do you think it would be more or less frowned upon than alcohol?
gasp zooey

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You're in a relationship in which you absolutely love the person, and you are 100% sure the other person is absolutely in love with you.  Then one day, the other person suddenly tells you that your arch rival has offered them everything your lover has ever dreamed of, on the condition that they must never see you again (a la Moulin Rouge).

Would you rather believe that person had never loved you and was just lying to you until something better came along, or is it better to believe that they did love you, although you'll always be wondering, if they did love you, why they broke up with you?

Is the greatest thing you'll ever learn just to love and be loved in return, even if you're not with the person who loves you?
model → rad boys


What's your favorite episode of Sex and the City?
My favorite is when Berger breaks up with Carrie on a Post-It, and she "gets arrested for smokin' a doobie".

What would you like to see happen in a Friends reunion?

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I just got my Kindel in the mail!
What was the last thing you received that made you happy?
I hate the word happy.
Lets just roll with it though.

Edited for gardenofevils:)
(food) usagi eating ice cream

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Do you avoid commenting to a post here if the person is...

...someone you don't recognize?

...someone you don't like?

...someone whose icon you don't like?

Or do you comment to every post that you have an answer to?
vegas baby!


are you gossipy?

if other people found out what you said about them, would you feel embarrassed? or just glad that they knew the truth? or do they already know what you say about them?

in your group of friends, how do you rank in the order of gossipyness? yup, that's a word, I decided.

In the spirit of recent questions...

If you are straight, could you live as gay for a year (with a boy/girlfriend and everything) for 10,000? for a million?

If you are gay, could you live as straight for a year for either amount?

If you are bi, could you keep it to one goddamn specialty for a year?

I'm bi. I could do either for a year for 10,000. For sure for a million.

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You call a restaurant and order a small brown rice (amongst other things). The woman taking your order tells you that they only have one size. Which size do you assume that means the rice is?

A) Small
B) Not small

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If you could not feel heat with your hands how often do you think you would burn your hands? 

I want to have a water balloon fight. Would any of you like to join me?

What kind of plants do cats general abhor? I would really like to grow more plants but my cats keep destroying them.

I hope this doesn't sound too terrible.

Alright. I am a model. I have a manager. He has said my body is "amazing" and given me a routine to further tone up, but he'd like me to get a routine for my lower body as he thinks I have a "flat ass."

I'm planning on going to the gym next week to get a trainer or something, but I don't know how to find the right person to give me the best ass possible.

How do I ask the male trainers to turn around and show me their butts (so I can choose the person I feel is right for me) without sounding bad or perverted?
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    Work Out - RuPaul

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Has anyone here ever had a gum graft? I don't know if that's the right name for it-- a periodontal surgery for when you have exposed nerves on your teeth due to gum recession? They take gum tissue from the roof of your mouth and put it on the gum-line... to cover the nerves...

If you have, can you tell me all about it? I have to have one soon and I'm frightened. Is this going to hurt a lot? Will they at least give me good drugs?

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Good Morning TQC :)

I have three options of workouts I could do this morning. I weight trained yesterday so that's out of the question.

My options are:
1.) Go out and Ride my bike
2.) Go out and power walk/jog
3.) Stay in and do a strength training workout with my bodyweight only.

Which one should I do?
Why did you pick the option you did?
(food) usagi eating ice cream

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I've noticed people here have a habit of saying they only know people from their icons, so please, will you describe the icons of all the people you can recall, even if you don't know their names? Not just people you like, anyone you can remember at all. :)

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1. I'm planning a trip for my boyfriend and I. We want to go on some kind of getaway (probably 2 days and 1 night or 3 days & 2 nights). Our budget is $120 for the hotel/place/tickets or whatever it is. But we already have money set aside for transportation, food, & miscellaneous expenses. We live in Southern California, close to Los Angeles. We're looking to go somewhere that's not too close by but no further than 2 1/2 hours driving. Any ideas?

2. Last place you went on vacation?

3. Favorite vacation spot?


 Did you enjoy your prom? Why or why not?

Mine is tomorrow, and I seem to be the only one I know that doesn't really care for this type of event.
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1. How much would you charge (EDIT: per day) for about half an hour of your time (each day, Monday through Friday) for driving a child to school?

2. If you have a myspace and/or facebook, what's your default photo?

3. Are you already sick of the Sex and the City movie?
I feel like every time I turn around there's another ad/promotion for it. SHUT UP ALREADY!