Could someone explain to me how academies work? Are they just basically specialty schools that offer classes, but not degrees or certificates? Have you ever attended one and if yes, what did you think?
i have a job interview tomorrow morning (for an administrative position at a prison)
will you wish me luck? i really could do with it - the luck and the job.
1. If you could choose to add 1 thing to your house..what would it be?
A fireplace! I could do with one right now.
2.Do you have any weird neighbours?
is it creepy or sick that I want to do a photography project of people dressed to look like wolves sitting around/eating a "kill" ?
I don't think it would be horribly graphic but there'd be visible blood and shredded/ meats to resemble the kill
Are you in college or university?
Have you paid next semester's tuition yet?
What day do you move back in?
Are you excited for the next school year?
What is one essential for you to pack for your dorm room/apartment that most people wouldn't think about packing themselves? (I have to have a huge bucket of markers/crayons)
Will you tell me who your favorite US Whose Line cast member is?
Favorite UK Whose Line cast member?
Three-way tie between Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Greg Proops.
Tie between Josie Lawrence and Tony Slattery.
How many times would a person have to leave your house unlocked before you'd ask them to relinquish their keys?
It's not like I live on the ghetto or anything, but it still scares me when I go downstairs in the middle of the night to discover the door isn't locked at all. I mean I'm a white woman for pete's sake.
What'd you do today?
I saw a freaking tornado! Four years of living in Kansas finally paid off.
When you receive extra change, do you keep it or give it back?
If it depends on the amount, how much would you keep? How much would you give back?
My boyfriend's psychotic ex-girlfriend somehow changed my facebook password and is now calling me over and over. What should I do? Non-srs answers please.
Do you like French toast?
Eat it regularly?
Share your recipe with me?
why can't Americans wear white after Labour day?
does that mean head to toe white, or white shirts, etc?
Movie(s) you're absolutely crazy about but you don't know exactly why?
Me: The Clerks movies. Hell yes. Clerks is on TV right now and I'm ever so pleased.
I should have went to bed when I was tired.
What was the last thing you should have done but didn't?
Will you tell me a bedtime story?
If you were an outsider observing yourself--
what do you think you would envy?
Is anyone bored enough to come hang out with me in Connecticut at 2 in the morning?!
If not, can you give me a good excuse?
What are your quirks/weird habits?
I HATE wearing my sunglasses in the house and must put my glasses on before I walk inside. I also can't cross off a date on a calendar until it actually is the next day and I can't change the month on a calendar until after 12am of the new month. My feet have to stick out of my blankets when I sleep.
At what age do you stop calling a kid's stuff/things his toys and start calling them something else.......besides shit? You can't call a teenager's stuff "toys". Ex: "Get your _______ out of this livingroom and into your room!!" What do you call it?
Looking back, did you ever waste too much time on a certain boy or girl? or just anything in general?
tell me about it? it's 3 am and adult swim is over =(
Who's a real, non-supernatural person that has dedicated their life to helping people in the sense Mother Teresa is legendary for, except where they actually live up to some high level of praise? For clarification, I'm not expecting them to have superhuman levels of altruism, just that they'd rank very high among the people who have dedicated their lives to altruistic causes.
Ever since I learned out about her true practices and philosophies years ago (she believes that suffering is good and the true way to god, and is shitty in many other ways), I've been looking for a sort of "altruistic icon," in the sense that Hitler is used as the opposite--an icon of evil.
NOTE: Try to give this some real thought and don't give an uncreative choice that is most likely a bad one (e.g. Princess Diana and Gandhi).
In the end does it matter that you tried if nothing came of it?
Have you ever farted so loud in your sleep that you woke yourself up?
TQC, my old piano teacher from when I was in elementary school is, like, stalking me on FaceBook. Sort of. Sort of very yes. She added me, and said she "wants [me] back" (which is crazy, since my brothers and I stopped taking lessons from her when we were in late elementary-early middle school, and I moved to another state which is pretty clear from the uni. network I'm in on FaceBook). This woman was/is, in my brother's words, "one whacked out mammajamma." I ignored her friend request. Now, she has requesting friending AGAIN.
After consulting with my brothers, we have concluded that I am the only one of the three of us who's getting stalked like this.
1. TQC, WHY ME?
2. Have you ever had a crazy piano/other musical instrument teacher? Will you share your stories?
(For the records, my brothers and I have had not just one, but two absolutely bizarroland piano teachers. One made me hold her kid down when the kid had chicken pox to put lotion on it - she made an 11-year old girl physically hold down her teacher's screaming kicking child at piano lessons. She mocked me for my socks. My mom thought we were lying because we wanted to stop lessons, so she ignored our pleas and tales of woe and made us keep going until we moved out of state, and once we kept telling her the stories, she finally believed us. The other teacher - the stalking one - had plans to never leave her parents' house and to never marry because she thought marrying was a sin because it would violate her one-on-one relationship with god. I shit thee not, and this woman was in her mid-30's when we were her pupils. She made us put stickers over Santa's face on our Christmas piano books because Santa was Satan...but somehow putting stickers over his face would fix this.....?)
I've been violently ill the last few days. Will pancakes make it better?
Non-serious answers obviously.
I bought a bagel from dunkin donuts and the cream cheese tastes really weird....like it has flour added to it or something. I have to go out anyway because I have a doctor's appointment this morning, so should I go back and have them replace it or just throw it away?
So, TQC, it's my birthday today. I'm so old that I remember before gravity was invented, and when there were only four elements. Why, I remember when there was no violence in the world.
What's your favorite old person saying and/or euphemism for old people?
ETA: INSTEAD OF TRYING TO DO IT ONE BY ONE, LET ME EXTEND MY HEARTFELT AND GRACIOUS THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE WISHING ME A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I LOVE YOU ALL, KISSES!
TQC I haven't been able to draw in forever due to just stress and lack of inspiration and all and it's driving me nuts. I WANT to draw. What should I draw to kind of get back in that mode?
Writing too. What should I write?
Will you give me an example of either your drawing/painting or writing? (or both, whatever)
How many TQC Frequent Mentioners can you list?
Which ones are they?
What it is they're guilty of mentioning?
(e.g., I'm guilty of posting incessantly about my recent move)
so, what are you doing today/tonight? What about tomorrow? What about next week? huh?
What is something that makes you want to cry?
If I have to look for a job for one more day I might puke.
What is one accomplishment you probably shouldn't be proud of, but are anyway?
I'm hungry but nothing sounds good to eat, what should I have for breakfast?
b. Apple cinnamon oatmeal
c. Carnation instant breakfast
d. Go to the store
Why aren't there delivery places for breakfast food?
what was your elementary school mascot?
middle/intermediate/junior high school?
favorite sports teams?
Does it bug you when people say/write ATM Machine or PIN Number or Chai Tea? Redundant much??
Any other language quirks people have that bother you?
For everyone, how the heck are you today?
Since I don't have an iPod, maybe I just don't get it. Why are there an inordinate amount of videos on YouTube of people taking their iPods out of the box? Why am I constantly seeing the word "unboxing" in conjunction with an iPod? Is this a truly momentous occasion that it needs to be documented?
Someone please clue me in!
1)What are you passionate about?
2)What is your favorite George Michael song?
What was the last uncomfortable situation you were in?
Why was it so uncomfortable?
What should my boyfriend and I do for our 1-year anniversary? (srs and non-srs answers welcome)
What was your favorite TV show in the 90s?
Do you think 2007 and 2008 are the worst years for popular/mainstream music ever?
As far as I know, YES.
Whether or not you agree or disagree, is there one song(or several) from either one of those years you CAN'T FUCKING STAND?
YES. Crank That-Soulja Boy. Low-Flo Rida(although Flo Rida's other material is okay). What You Got-Colby whatever.
Do you feel anything good has come out of these years?
Yes. Every year has good and bad in music, there just hasn't been a whole lot of good this year or last year.
Does anyone else like having to write research papers?
OMG they finally decide to make TQC into a broadway musical, What song should the put in and what tune should it be sung to? (i.e. LOLCat Jazz to the tune of All That Jazz)
1. Are you addicted to anything right now? If so, what is it?
2. How much money would it take for someone to convince you to shave your head?
3. Will you post a picture of yourself you do NOT like?
Mine in comments.
Did you see Futurama: the Beast with a Billion Backs?
Better, worse, or about the same as Bender's Big Score?
Favorite Futurama character?
What can you only do alone?
The job interview I mentioned last night (too tired to find a link to it - prison administration job) went pretty good I think.
I left without thinking that a) i could have said anything extra b) that i made a fool of myself and c) i could have said anything differently.
That's good, right?
Should I take an hour nap? I'm fucking shattered. Y/N HURRY WITH REPLIEZ PLZ.
What's the worst interview you've ever had?
Will you post with an icon you don't normally use in TQC and see how many people recognize your username?
What was your very first email address?
And very first AIM SN? (Mine was iceberg370 btw, lol)
TQC, why does getting a vaccine make my shoulder hurt?
What's your favourite kind of bean and what's your favourite way to prepare and eat it?
Do you know the difference between e.g. and i.e.?
I'm bored today. My sister took the car so I can't leave the house. I want to bake. What should I bake? (Any good recipes?)
What is the quickest way to get over a slight fever?
I just took 2 Tylenol, but I usually do not have good luck with asprin. My head feels kinda foggy, and I have the sniffles, and this randomly came upon me this morning. How do I make it all stop?!
EDIT: I'm at work, so I cannot sleep, and after work my friend is coming to visit me in the city, and I don't want to be sick during this nice event :(
1. have you been to quebec city?
2. did you like it?
3. what can you do there?
i've been there before but i don't think my mom and my little brother want to go to simons or up to saguenay, and i don't know what else is there.
and a random one so i don't get NO N/A N/A replies kk
4. do you eat the ice in soft drinks or throw it out?
Red or blue?
Gold or silver?
I can' t read for shit today.
What's your problem?
1. Are you looking forward to the end of summer or do you wish it would last longer?
2. Would you post a picture of something that you think "defines" summer? (or something representational of the season to you)
TQC publishes a yearbook!
For the superlatives, who would get what?
Best question asker?
Most frequent poster?
I have an one hour break between classes currently. How should I waste my hour?
No hookers and blow plz.
Also, what kind of swimsuit do you have? How many swimsuits do you have?
What scent do you enjoy, but absolutely repulses others?
Mine: skunk. And gasoline.
Guys, will you watch TRL with me today and laugh at this kid I used to know who is going to be on it? His band is called A Rocket to the Moon and he's going to be featured today.
How sad do you get if one of your friends, and/or someone you really like and respect, doesn't call or email you back?
Do you obsess if you perceive that someone you like and respect has said or done something to slight or insult you?
Do you pray?
If not, why not?
If so, who/what do you to or for?
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who is of a different faith than you? How did it work out/how did you work through it?
What is your current most played song in iTunes? How many times have you played it? Are you sick of that song now?
I drink at least one cup of coffee every day. Now that I'm home more, I make myself 2-3 cups of coffee every day. I have decided I shouldn't drink so much, because it's silly to depend on something to wake up.
Do you guys have any tips on how to quit caffeine? Have you done it yourself?
How many emails are in your inbox?
(Both read and unread)
Can you post pictures of your children with fur?
ugh i think i have major spyware issues
browser keeps crashing, can't use any search engines, can't load my email and tons of pop-ups (including heaps about amazing spyware removal programs)
what's your favourite (free) spyware removal program? This is driving me insane
when you drink alone, do you prefer to be by yourself?
I hate to ask this question, but I really need help.
My computer lately has been acting up. Supposedly it's because of something Microsoft is installing on my computer. I can't for the life of me figure out how to turn off the automatic updates. Could someone point me in the right direction?
I'm getting a manicure in a few hours. Color ideas?
1. Do you dye your hair?
2. If so, do you do it yourself or get it done professionally?
3. What products do you use if you do it yourself?
4. What color do you dye your hair and what color is it naturally?
What you're depressed, what does it look like?
I stay in bed, in the dark, on the computer or watching TV.
When was the last time you were depressed?
Right now :(
How often are you depressed?
Are you able to cheer yourself up, or do you need someone else to help?
What are your favorite Disney World/Land rides?
Will you post your favorite macro?
I think I just learned how to make a primative macro and I want to test it out. (I know, I'm behind the times...but, I'm old).
How do you like your:
1.Tea? With honey, maybe?
2. Coffee? No milk?
3. Alcohol? Strong?
How much longer do you think it will be until the gas supply runs out? (I am not talking about the bodily function.)
When do you think is the best time to study abroad? If you have studied abroad, how much did it cost you??
Have you ever made up your own recipe?
Did you base it off a different one, or just go to the grocery store and pick up things you thought would be good together?
I thought of making dessert potstickers, filled with either ricotta or cream cheese with maybe fruit dipping sauces? Or maybe pureed fruit mixed in with the cheese. My mom suggested deglazing the pan with sherry or a sweet wine to make the potstickers puff (when I made savory "regular" potstickers, this step was done with chicken broth). Does this sound at all appetizing to you? Do you think I should just scrap the idea and never cook again?
Thanks for your fantastic culinary advice, TQC!
I am on a short vacation and staying with a guy friend for two nights. This was the plan. One night has passed and there was awkward/awful sex which ended in a dismissive dismount. I am not pleased.
I now sit in a coffee shop while he is at work. I do not wish to continue this tomfoolery.
Should I cut the vacation short and bail on the bad in bed boy?
1. What's your favorite brand and variety of matzo?
2. Have you earned your red wings yet?
3. Have you helped somebody else earn his/her red wings? Is there a special name for that?
4. Concrete or asphalt?
When you change your default icon, does it take you some time to get used to your new look?
Do you use most of your icons often? Some more than others?
What kind of icons do you like the most? The least?
my little brother has this new thing where he screams like a girl
how would i make that stop?
For those of us here with emetophobia:
How do you deal with bus trips? I'm going on a bus trip to NYC tomarrow and buses have ALWAYS made me panic because of the thoughts of someone getting sick and me being trapped on the bus with them. What do you do to keep calm? How do you stay focused on other things? Advice?
how often do you cook dinner?
When was the last time a joke was TOTALLY KILLED in your presence?
do you bring your own bags to the grocery store?
if so, do you just bring one and make multiple trips during the week, or do you have multiple bags and do all your grocery shopping at once?
if not, do you care if they use paper or plastic? do you throw the bags out when you get home or recycle them?
1. What is your favorite part of speech? Why?
2. Do you remember your first slow dance? Details?!
3. Can you give me some general life advice?
How come when I blow-dry & straighten my hair, it comes out like REALLY flat? How can I make it not-so-flat?
what did you watch as a child?
TQC, what are some nice things I can write in the thank you notes I'm sending out to people who gave me money/gifts at my graduation party? I know some of them, but others are just neighbors and it's hard to write to them. :[
When is the last time you sent a thank you note/card? Why?
Does ice cream make you thirsty?
Do you think chipmunks and ground squirrels are absolutely adorable?
1. Do you ever get TQC people mixed up? (i.e. confuse one person for another.) If so, who?
2. Will you tell me a dumb blonde joke?
1. Which TQC'ER has the most memorable icon?
2. Whose icon do you want to steal and make your default?
3. I like popping zits, do you?
4. What is oddly satisfying to you?
What question do you never have an answer for, or you refuse to answer?
How old were you when you moved out of your parents (or guardians, w/e) house and began living on your own? If you still live at home with them, how old are you?
I unfortunately just saw some woman called animal dreams' humongous breasts. I no longer desire a pair of my own.
When was the last time you were cured?
Does anyone ever sit and wonder about the actual people behind some internet memes? Like tubgirl, goatse etc. They are real people, somewhere out in this world.
What are your thoughts on this, TQC?
Is there anything interesting going on this weekend? I'm visiting with some friends and while I know where I'd want to eat and everything (I'm obsessed with Greektown), I never seem to know what actual events are going on. I looked up what was at Grant Park and I'm not really feeling it... are there any festivals or anything going on?
Help me plan my Saturday, what should we go do?
OK TQC, which language should I take for the fall semester-Italian or German?
My first language is English, and I took three years of Spanish in high school, but grew bored with it the last year.
Which language do you think is harder?
Which language do you think is more useful?
does your house/apartment/etc get summer pests too? :|
What types of people intimidate you?
Is it possible to get the crotch of jeans altered? As in taken in a bit so it isn't so low.
So I'm new here i can't even remember how i came accross this community! but i've found it passes the hours when there is nothing to do in work!
What do others do when they are bored and have nothing to do in work, to pass the hours?
Why do my contacts hate me, TQC? I've been wearing contacts for 10 years but lately my eyes are just not feeling them for more than a few hours or even at all sometimes. Has this happened to any of you TQCers?
What's something that's going right for you lately?
What part of your job do you like the least?
i tried googling it, but i'm not seeing it for some reason.
It seems like there used to be a website where you could do reverse auctions (where people/businesses can bid/auction on something you need done and/or raw materials you need), does anyone have any idea what such site might offer this type of transaction (aside from alibaba.com)?
i know there is software out there that you can install on your own website for such services, but that's not an option here (plus you have to have a dedicated traffic for that).
What are the dimensions of an A5 notebook? Like, whats the length and width of a standard one?
Dear Dr(s). El-Jay,
I just got fillings on the top and bottom of the right side of my mouth. Dentist filled 'em at 3:45. It's currently almost 7:00, and I'm in pain. I wish I could say it's due to the ice water I drank (BIG mistake), but the local is wearing off.
On a scale of 1-10, I'd say the pain's a 7. I've taken a Lortab and it hasn't seemed to *touch* the pain.
To anyone who's recently had a filling or two- is this normal?
ETA: Thanks, all!
1. If you were a car what would your average MPH be?
2. If you were to write a letter to today, what would it say?
Mine in comments.
Whats your favorite book turned into a movie?
Was the movie anywhere near good enough?
Ever read a book that was first a movie?
Did it suck as bad as you thought it would?
What book can you read over and over without getting bored with it?
Jurassic Park comes to mind.
I might have liked the movie better.
Yupp, The Abyss.
God, it was aweful. I don't know why I bothered.
The Guardiens of the Flame series.
Last good book you read?
What would you need right at this very moment to be COMPLETELY satisfied?
What's a good joke you've heard?
Do you like artichokes?
How about black olives?
Will you describe what the last article of clothing you bought looks like?
Do you have a favorite spice?
have you ever gotten a year supply of anything? what was it?
EDIT: if you WERE to win a year supply of anything... what would you want?
1. what do you do to keep the pain from corroding your insides and turning you into a bitter sour angry person?
2. do you know someone who has no friends and is a loner? what else do you know about this person?
3. what do you do to make yourself feel better when you're down in the dumps?
Whats your favorite Chuck Norris fact?
I have ton of free prints on Snapfish, and free shipping on one order, so I want to milk this for all it's worth (might use these as some sort of dorm decoration) but I have a total of maybe 40 pictures. I need to find more neat photos. Will you post one of your favorites (and, if you feel so inclined, credit)?
do you like the macaroni & cheese that comes in a box? do you get the kind with the creamy cheese bag thing, or do you cheap out and go powder?
do you change up the recipe? more or less butter, or some meat or veggies mixed in?
What was the last book that you read that was terrible?
What is the worst book you have ever read?
1) how long is your hair?
in twists, it's nearly to my chin. I don't know how long it'd be if I straightened it.
2) is your part of the country crazy?
3)where is it?
the sort of person who sends my dad emails about how nancy pelosi will redistribute all their income.
Why do they change the names of things?
ie: Payless/Rite Aid, Electrosol/Finish, AT&T/Cingular/AT&T.
We had an ice cream parlor here called Ferrall's, and about 15 years ago they changed the name to "Pearl Street Ice Cream Parlour", but of course everyone still calls it Ferrall's. Now they've taken the whole thing down and put something completely random there, but everyone still calls the building Ferrall's.
Wouldn't it just be easier to leave the name alone since that's what everyone calls it anyways?
How much money would you have to be paid (in a lump sum) to agree to take one year from your lifespan?
Does the amount change if you knew how long you were going to live?
I think I'm the only woman I know who is anti-chick flick. I just can't stand that type of movie.
My husband..on the other hand.....is sitting on the couch watching Definitely, Maybe.
TQC, did I marry a gay man?
If not....why does my husband like chick flicks?
Guys, do you like chick flicks?
Due to a frustrating day and the fact I got tomorrow off, I've decided to stay in and do some drinking. This will only lead to the inevitable drunk post. WATCH FOR IT!
Anyone else drinking tonight?
If so, we should coordinate our efforts, and time our meltdowns
I'm in Boise, Idaho for a full day (tomorrow) and possibly the next morning.
I have a car.
What is there for one person to do for a day in Boise?
I like interesting/quirky things, but really, I just want to do something fun and that doesn't cost TOO much. :)
Since I stepped on my cute little Insignia mp3/video player and broke the screen I need a new player!
Any suggestions on an mp3/video player that's under $120?
What is the best WTF look someone has given you lately, and what were you doing to deserve it?
My sister's boyfriend was upstairs remodeling our kitchen, and all of a sudden gave me a O_o face and was like "WTF are you WATCHING?!" (I was watching The Innocent Woman, my new fav Korean soap opera).