When was the last time you hurt yourself doing something really stupid?
Today I was breaking a broken piece of glass into a smaller piece so I could put it in a cardboard folder to get rid of and the tiny little shards got into my fingers. Little glass splinters. *hebejebies*
My mom once told my father and I that my grandpa keeps track of how often he shits, like in a notebook. We were sworn to secrecy at the time. My mother died 8.5 years ago, and my grandpa's 90th birthday is coming up very soon.
I should get him this Poo Log y/n? If yes, should I include a note that says "P.S. She told us!"?
In the spirit of the 4th of July, this question is opened to everyone.
What is your favorite thing about your country? What is one thing that is unique only to your country? What is your favorite slang word that is native to your country? And could you, please, explain it to us, non-natives?
what's the worst song on the radio right now? when i grow up by the pussycat dolls
was i the only person who thought it said "i wanna have boobies," when apparently it said "i wanna have groupies?" have you ever misheard any lyrics? this^ and when i was little i thought madonna was singing about how she was "living in a material cheerio world."
HALP. i'm doing math homework again, and i do NOT get how i'm supposed to do this problem. my math's all right, i'm just approaching it wrong. the problem is:
a circular, inlaid-wood design for a dining table cost $35 per square foot. if the radius of the design is 15 in, find the cost to build the design. use 3.14 for pi. round to the nearest dollar. hint: 144 sq in = 1 sq ft.
Okay, so, TQC, what do you guys think of: 1) astrology/horoscopes 2) Psychism/psychic phenomena 3) witchcraft 4) alternative healthcare 5) meditation 6) Ghosts 7) etc.
While I find most of the stuff I've ever read on it to be absolutely stupid, I also see as a valid complaint that western culture focuses to much on the objective, 'scientific' truths, and that too many people claim to be 'questioning the system' while too readily accepting it. How do you feel about that divide in western and eastern thinking? And do any of you identify as Pagan? Do you think any of the above/anything that can't be objectively proven is actually possible or that too many people allow themselves to get carried away with wishful thinking?
Before you give me shit, I'm a practicing Jew with no particular investment in any of the above. As a narrative non fiction student, and a person who enjoys the company of eccentric people, I have an 'academic' interest in the occult/the large following that has developed around occult phenomena.
1. My fiance swears up and down there's a wasp in the kitchen, and left me to take care of it so he could go to the bathroom for a marathon session before work (/tmi). However, I don't see where the wasp is supposed to be.
Where's the wasp? Did it make an escape when I opened the window? Or is it hiding, ready to strike? How do you get rid of evil insects in your home?
2. Weezer's "Pork and Beans" video is awesome possum, y/y?
3. Who mows their lawn on the 4th of July in America? Is lawnwork patriotic?
got any tips for arranging pictures that you hang on a wall?
i've got tons... and they're sort of a mess, everywhere. i'm not sure if i should try to cluster them or what. i'm bad at pretty. i've got all different sizes, too... from 3x5 picture frames to a 4'x6' oil painting.
maybe there's a particularly good magazine or website that illustrates lots of pictures looking "together"?
If you were fired from a place of business for stealing, would you return to said place of business as a customer?
My husband fired this girl two months ago after FINALLY catching her in the act, even though both he and his district manager knew it was her stealing in the first place. They had to wait until they had physical proof (in this case, video footage) before anything could be done. Anyway, she still shops at the store occasionally. While she wasn't BANNED from the store, I just think that's really ballsy.
1. Has anyone see Hancock yet? Did you enjoy it? My father and I are going to see it today. I'll go whether it's good or bad because, hey, free movie.
2. What's your favorite nail polish/nail enamel colour(provided you wear such)? I wear a variety of colours, but just on my toes. Polish on my fingernails just makes my fingers look short and stumpy(more so than they are).
3. Are you off today? If not are you at least getting paid time and a half(if you live in America, I mean)? My company doesn't pay time and a half for days like today, but since I'm full time this is a paid holiday for me.
Dear peeps that live in Amurrika or understand their country's various independent holidays:
I have an online math homework assignment due tomorrow night at 11:45 pm. Ordinarily I would do it the night before the night it's due just to get it out of the way, but today's a holiday and I feel like I've earned this day off work. (If any of you know of my job you would agree in a heartbeat).
So TQC, do you do any real work on your nation's celebration day? Am I justified in just spending my Saturday morning and early afternoon doing this rather than today?
Am I the only American not going anywhere, just sitting at home and reveling in the idea that I don't have to even put on street clothes for once?
Tomorrow my fiancé and I are going to a wedding of a couple we have known for 1 yr. We were surprised that they invited us to be honest. We met them in a mixed baseball league last summer and hung out with them a few times last yr, didn't see them over the winter, but have seen them most weekends since May. We're happy to go to their wedding, but not sure what to give them...obviously money is the easiest option as the wedding is tomorrow. I know they are paying for the wedding themselves and are also going on a honeymoon - so I'm sure cash would be appreciated. They live together so don't really need all the house stuff that is a traditional gift -- plus the bride has had lots of showers. So, what is the standard amount of cash to give someone who is not family and not a super-close friend?
Old woman keeps getting called in the middle of the night by some mysterious person. It's persistant, and the line is traced...to a cemetary
Man gets caught in storm, knocks on door of mysterious ashram of monks, who say they've captured the Devil
Talking Tina. 'nuff said
All the TIme in the World. The one with Burgess Meredith as the last man on earth...and the broken glasses
U.S.-launched rocketship experiences a malfunction and crashes on a desert planet. Tensions run deep, drastic actions happen, and it's found out they never left earth
Civil war soldiers passing by a widow's home. Apparently, they're all dead because Abraham Lincoln's bringing up the rear
Mysterious banging on a ship reveals 2 skeletons with hammers, lying where they died
During a bout of bad weather, a bus of people end up at a diner, where it's revealed that someone amongst the group is a space alien
Woman at bus stop realizes that she has a mirror image
Braggart cowboy bets he can stick a knife in Jesse James' grave
To Serve Man. 'nuff said
Lieutenant during war finds that he knows who will be killed next. It ends badly, when the next mission he's on, everybody's glowing, including himself
Man who's watch can stop time
'Room for one more?' Woman has dreams of a stewardess telling her that and it freaks her out. Then, she's about to board a plane, and that same woman is there. She flees, and the plane ends up crashing
Passenger aircraft accidently breaks the sound barrier and travels back in time. Dinosaurs!
Did you know Sprint has a GPS feature so you can track your phone? Would this make it more likely for you and your SO to get Sprint so you can track each other? Would you track random people if you could just for fun?
1. Do you like the current system of government, where you get a choice of a few people to elect, and then they make decisions that affect you (and others, and war, and all) for years?
2. Imagine another system where everyone had something like LJ, joined communities like TQC according to their interests, and just talked about or voted on the things they knew and cared about. (Bear in mind that there are always a few people who care about "strange" things like how sewers are designed, and that people naturally care about their trash collection, when it's not working) Would you prefer a system like that? Do you think it would work, or not work, and why?
3. How would YOU want your country to be run? Who would be able to vote, and on what? Who would make the decisions? What would happen without decisions? What would be good or bad about that method?
My date..thing just ditched me. I'm already dressed and have makeup on. All of my friends are doing the family thing or aren't answering their phones. This is the first day I've had off in forever and the only day I'll have off for the next two weeks.
What should I do? =( Call work and see if they need me? They'll likely say no since they don't want to pay me double time. Go shopping by myself? Watch movies at home and sulk? Go watch fireworks alone? Edit: I live thirty minutes one way from everything.
My friend are I were just discussing him being there for his girlfriend "through thick and thin", which raised the question, is "thick" the good part and "thin" the bad? I can't seem to find the origin anywhere. As I pointed out, thick hair is good and thin ice is bad. But then he noted that unintelligent people are "thick" and thin condoms are good! So now I don't know what to believe.
is it just me, or is youtubes make suggestions as you type into the search bar feature not working at the moment. It cant be that i have accidently turned it off as it says that it is turned on, and it isnt giving me the regular autocomplete options that it would if the suggestion feature was off.
So is it not working, or is my computer just full of fail?
Is it just me, or are some celebrities putting on a little weight? Angelina Jolie and Gwen Stefani are putting on a little belly. They'd better watch it or people might think they're pregnant.
And Ashley Simpson needs to cut out the late-night meals. She's starting to pack on a little weight herself, and she'd better start running or something or people might think she's got a bun in the oven.
My name is Jessica Veryjewishname - nonjewishname. My question is, which part of the surname should I drop? Having a double barrelled name is extremely irritating and cumbersome - it never fits on official forms, for a start. So can anyone think of any downsides of changing my surname at my age (19) or has someone here already had experience of changing their surname and did they have any regrets? My only major concern is how my (Jewish) father might feel.
1. If a mod obnoxiously deletes a well-meaning comment of yours, and you decide it isn't worth hanging out there anymore and just quietly remove yourself from a community, without making a fuss, does it still count as a flounce?
2. Where did my son leave the tv remote this time?
3. Should I show up for drunken TQC bowling with my son? We don't have anything else to do. He's only 11, so I don't know if I'll be able to get him drunk that early in the day.
Edit2: Instead of a paltry $2,000,000, it's now $5,000,000
Poll #1217903John Goodman's fat ass and you: a hypothetical question
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All. Participants: 66
Science has discovered a new way to lose weight. Sexual osmosis. With a certain injection, the recipient can transfer around 25lbs into the body of the person they sleep with. The other person emerges from the bed 25lbs heavier. The procedure is expensive: $50,000 for one injection. John Goodman approaches you and asks if you'd like to be the recipient of his fat cells. He wants to lose 200lbs, which will mean that he'll have to have sex with you 8 times to give you all that fat. For your services and sacrifice, he'll pay you $2,000,000. You will finish being a millionaire with 200 extra lbs that used to be in someone else's body, plus having the memories of sleeping with Goodman 8 times. Do you accept?
My mom's birthday is this Sunday, and I'd like to cook her something. She'll be out of the house until midday Sunday - she's gone to Alabama to visit her mom, with my little sister - and so I'm here with my dad. What's something nice I can cook for her that doesn't take too much prep or insane amounts of work or money? I'm a decent chef but my skill lies in baking mostly.
i've never had any ear problems before, but for awhile now, i've been having trouble with my right ear.
for years, i've cleaned by ears with q-tips about once a week (i know..so bad for you blahblah), but i never experienced bad side effects or anything. i'm not sure if this is related to my previous q-tip use or not (since it's only in one ear and not both), but the inside of my right ear gets really itchy. the consistency of the wax is like liquid almost. it's not thicker, sticky & wax-like. also, my ear keeps popping on and off for hours sometimes.
i have NO idea why this started happening, but it's seriously become a huge pain in the ass. i don't want to clean out the extremely itchy wax with q-tips in case that was the cause of the problem in the first place, so sometimes i'll just wipe my ear with a paper towel or something. but it doesn't relieve the itch. the MOST annoying part is the ear popping. i can't seem to get rid of it! i'll chew gum, but that only helps for so long.
has anyone experienced something like this before? any guesses as to what it might be?
So tonight is my freinds birthday party. Her theme is underwear but not the normal way of showing up in just your underwear. She wants me to be creative but well I'm not. So I need some help. What would you wear to her underwear party? Some examples what are already done is cutting the boobs and butt out of clothes to let the underwear show through and wearing a bra as an eye patch. All ideas are welcome thank you in advance!!!!
I'M GOING ON HOLIDAY! to a scary party place in spain without my boyfriend (fiance!) on sunday. my friend invited me and i thought it would be good for me to go, but my boyfriend has to work so he can't come.
so i need holiday going advice! what is the best holiday advice you can give me? i haven't been on a holiday by myself (as in without my boyfriend or my mum) ever before so i need to know items.
my boyfriend has already told me some stuff like don't try and pick up peacocks that i might see because they won't like it and i can't bring bobby ranger so thats a bit of a pity!
I'm looking online for movie show times and it says that there are regular showings of Wall-E and digital showings. They're making a kerfuffle about the last digital ones being at a certain time. What's the difference between digital and normal, and is it worth it to try and make it to a digital showing?
I have 200 sq ft in the back yard that I had originally intended to be a lawn, because lying in the grass on a warm, sunny day is one of the best things ever. However, the grass I planted turned out to be a non-summer variety (perennial rye) and the replacement seed (Bermuda) isn't taking. I'm thinking the land could be put to better use as a fruit/veggie garden.
1. Should I till up the remains of the lawn and convert it to a garden? 1a. What would be some good things to plant on a 20x10 patch, keeping in mind that I live in the middle of the desert?
Hey Manhattanite TQC! What restaurants on the lower East Side (by Houston St. or in the area) would you recommend? I'm looking for something offbeat and fun, but with really good food (like Rice to Riches or Peanut Butter & Co.). I'll be in teh city on Tuesday, going to see a movie at the Sunshine Cinema. Any good places around there? I'm open to any kind of cuisine except Indian. Thanks in advance!
Does anyone know how to cite sources in footnote form?
I know how to put the number and then the source down at the bottom, but if you are using the same source for different paragraphs, do you just put the number at the end of the last paragraph? Or do you have to do it at the end of each one?
for all you small-town folk, what are some of the most redneck things you have ever done/still do? are you ashamed? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. i used to go "gopher snagging" with my brother. they weren't gophers... they were actually prairie dogs. we would make a loop with a rope and put it around a hole we saw a prairie dog go down and then lie down and wait. when it's little head would stick up, we'd pull the rope and instantly have a prairie dog on a leash and we'd walk it home with hopes of keeping it as a pet.
2. at my last family reunion (like many family reunions), we all drank in the front yard, played norwegian golf, and listened to johnny cash. even granny joined in (she's 80)
3. i am a pretty good shot with a rifle, shooting at clay pigeons (i'm too big of a puss to actually kill anything).
4. i went to school on a snowmobile or 4-wheeler several times.
hell no. this all shows that i know how to have fun.
I hate hate hate the noise of fireworks (hate isn't strong enough of a word. seriously I'm terrified of them), and of course they're being set off practically in our backyard. Soooooooooo what should I do tonight to get away from the noise?
We found a bunch of them while hiking in VT two weeks ago. It's Dale Earndheart Sr., in those old style pull-tab cans (or whatever they were called). I was born in 1984 and I don't remember ever seeing or using them, so they gotta be at least that old, right?
OK OK, not that one. I was confusing it with these:
Why do people call those who are unfond of interaction anti-social when they do not display any anti-social behavior? Asocial=/=antisocial. Do they need to borrow a dictionary? I think the word they are using doesn't mean what they they think it means.
I dread going to work tomorrow. What do you dread?
In response to my earlier post, I was inside being anti-social because i'm a little sick and I thought drinking/smoking would make me feel worse. They were blasting the SHITTIEST music and I wanted to die lol
On to my question...
Have you ever totally missed out on a fun holiday due to being sick or something else? What happened?
Whats the shittest band you could imagine being blasted through giant speakers all day?
Suppose you are going to an outdoor indierock concert with your significant other, in a venue where you pay for a spot on a lawn. It's in the evening on July 11th, and the forecast as of now says isolated t-storms, with a 30% chance of precipitation. You're planning to surprise him/her with a semi-romantic dinner-picnic type deal.
1. What do you bring? 2. What foods do you pack away in your picnic basket?
I use surfthechannel.com to watch tv and movies online. Sometimes, the sound will be alittle off (not in sync with the movement). Is this because it loaded weird, or was it uploaded to the site that way?
What is the one question from this community that sticks in your memory the most?
For me, it's reginald's "What if you woke up and realized the last ten years of your life were just a dream?" The number of years might have been different, but I honest to God think about that every day.
Say you were in a fairly long relationship with your s/o and you had consummated it sexually long ago, but one day they decided they wanted to hold off until marriage due to some more fervent religious beliefs.