3. I'm really hungry and nothing here looks appealing. I want to go to the store but I don't like going out in my driveway in the dark. If I turn the light on I'll have a herd of moths waiting for me when I get back =[ I can't win. Should I brave the dark/moths to go to the grocery store? If so, what should I get there? I can't buy anything too unhealthy because self-checkout is closed.
For our family reunion this past Sunday, my grandfather found our family crest on a tapestry and hung it up in his garage along with all of his other pictures and knickknacks. Our motto is Non Est Aliena. We...have no idea what it means.
Does anyone here know what that motto would be, translated into English?
my little sister is eleven, and she is going to be staying with me tomorrow night. it's going to be a pretty fun, girly time, and she looks up to me a lot and i know that i have more influence over her than probably anyone. my sister has also been putting on weight consistently through her whole life, and now that she is at that awkward stage right before becoming a teenager, our dad and i have been worrying about how her weight might start to really affect her life.
knowing how she looks up to me, he called me today and asked me if i could make subtle hints about being healthy to encourage her to work on her eating habits and such. during this stay, i'm not planning on making any blunt comments which she might pick up on what i am really getting at because i don't want to make her feel badly and ruin our fun time, so i'm wondering what i should do -- for both this stay and in general. i would really like to help her out however i can, but i live an hour and a half away from my family and i don't know what i can do. what would tqc suggest?
Am I the only one who wants to completely remove the word "like" from Morgan's vocabulary? I don't think she'd be able to speak without it. I've got to give Daton credit for putting up with her for three years, because she's freakin' obnoxious. :|
If you do watch it, who is your favorite couple from the show, and why?
1. I am moving to a new apartment on September 1. My lease is up here August 31. I know I'm not the only person to ever have a situation like this - but where do I sleep the night of August 31 and where does my stuff go? I've already checked - I have to be out of here by midnight August 31 and can't move into the new place until September 1 (and I'm not moving at midnight). I've always had at least a few days to move... so how does this work?
2. What's the worst thing you've done to another person?
my kid is supposed to read either obama's book or mccain's book (both of them have books about their fathers/family) over the summer. she's spending a week at my parent's house in vermont, so i figure i'll get it for her to read there. which one should i get?
I ordered a bunch of parts and built a new computer from scratch. I put it together downstairs, since there was more space, and hooked it up to the tv in the living room to make sure it worked. It booted up, but since I hadn't installed an OS, it didn't do much else. I brought it upstairs to hook up to my monitor and install the OS, but now nothing appears on the monitor. I borrowed somebody else's monitor to check, and it didn't work on theirs either. I checked with the tv again and it works, but I don't want to have my computer hooked up to the tv all the time.
I just moved into a house and found this sitting on top of the cabinet that sits over the washer and dryer in our garage. I haven't been able to figure out if it's part of the washer, dryer or something else entirely. That bottom part reads "THIS SIDE UP".
My conundrum has been solved - it's a dryer shelf!
My job interview (the deciding one!) is in a few hours, and I'm super anxious and will surely throw up or crap my pants during it and fail. Any suggestions for something to eat or drink to get me settled? D:
I'm taking a Calculus 2 class right now in preparation for graduate school. I need to know the material, but my grade doesn't matter (I've already been accepted). I work full-time and getting the motivation to studystudystudy is hard since my grade doesn't matter. We have a quiz in the beginning of every class, which is twice a week. I swear, I have nightmares about these quizzes. Not to mention the fact that trying to cram 15 weeks of calculus into 6 weeks is tough. I feel like if it were a regular semester I would be doing a lot better.
TQC, how hard should I be trying on this stuff? I know the stuff when I do the homework, but my brain dies when I get the quizzes.
Does anyone else find that if they sleep with earplugs in, their ears can get very uncomfortable/sore? In particular, I notice that if I have one ear against the pillow, I wake up with a really sore ear. I just use cheap disposable earplugs from the pharmacy.
I live somewhere very noisy and some nights I really need those earplugs, is it possible to get earplugs that can be kept in while sleeping that don't cause that sort of pain? Where can you get them? Or is that likely to just be me having crappy ear cannals?
I bought a bean burrito from Taco Bell last night. I'd like to heat it up this morning but it's in a foil-esque wrapper. You know the kind where it's metallic-y on the outside, but paper on the inside? Think Wendy's hamburger wrappers. . .Arby's. . .etc, etc.
Is this microwave safe? Should I just rewrap it in a paper towel and be done with it? =/
To those of you who are confident (in your appearance, skills, whatever):
How the hell do you do it? Do you look in the mirror and compliment yourself? Is it because you're proud of something you do well? Where does your confidence come from and how do you "develop" it (for lack of a better word)?
I'm feeling pretty crappy lately and have zero confidence and can't wrap my brain around it.
or, when you're done making fun of question one:
Has something that you feared most happened to you?
I'm eighteen. Unfortunately, the age to legally purchase tobacco products in New Jersey is nineteen. Normally I'd just have my of-age friend get them for me, but she's working. And I need a cigarette badly.
Any tips on avoiding getting carded?
ETA: Got 'em. Went to a shitty gas station run by some oblivious guy who literally didn't speak English. Thanks. :)
advice - so i bleached my boyfriend's head last night (nice n' easy born blonde) & then tried to dye it darker with a recommended dye, & nothing happened! what color should neutralize the yellowness when i dye the next time?
I just found out my gallbladder is mutinying and will need to be forcefully evicted. Considering my son was also recently forcefully evicted, I figure it's just a matter of time before something else decides it wants to jump ship. What will be the next thing in my body that will need to be surgically removed??
Do you think they'll let me see my gallbladder after they remove it?
Have any of you ever had to have your gallbladder removed? How did it go?
Oh crap! There is a big spider walking across the kitchen table! Do you smash it to smithereens with the nearest newspaper? Or gently carry it outside, and watch him safely walk away?
There you are in the produce section of your local market.. And can you believe it?? You and some lady reach for the last bunch of bananas. Your hand gets there first. Share half with her, or give her a winning smile and walk away victorious with the whole bunch?
Out for a walk in the park one afternoon, you notice some kid being picked on by another kid. Step in and save Jr.? Or, hey, the kids got to learn to stand up for himself or he will be bullied his whole life!
I have been divorced for over a year. My ex-wife is employed and gets a steady paycheck, but she is not financially responsible. This character trait has gotten her evicted twice in the last 6 months, and I have loaned her over $3,000 so far (unpaid). After this second eviction, not only did I float her yet another $400 (to get back into her apartment), I also let her and her son sleep at my 1 bedroom apartment last night, which is occupied by me and my girlfriend.
I'm a compassionate person, but I've clearly started a cycle of enabling her behavior. This afternoon I suggested she get a second job, which she flatly refused. She doesn't have any family living in-state. She won't be sleeping at my place tonight, since she got her apartment back, but I have no doubt there will be a next time. I'm not quite sure how to break out of this cycle without throwing her out into the street to sleep on the curb. Any suggestions?
Is it just me or have there been a lot of posts that start Dear TQC or OHAI TQC or something of that nature? I am wondering if this is a new trend like the joker icons or w/e. Or maybe it is not happening as often as I think it is.
I am also wondering something else. If you eat soy products do you usually eat it as solid tofu or soybeans themselves? Or do you usually eat soy disguised as something else like a protein smoothie or cheese or chicken nuggets or something.
What is something you love that other people make fun of?
I love my puppy, but a lot of people say he's gross because he's hairless and looks like a gremlin with his big ears (they used to be twice the size of his face!). It was even funnier when he was like 5 pounds. And he feels like balls! :D
Who all in this community reads fanfiction? I'm pretty much addicted to the stuff and spend unhealthy amounts of time on ff.net and livejournal looking for good stories to read involving my favorite characters . . . if you read it, tell me what your favorite fandoms are and your favorite pairings and such; make reccomendations if you want . . .
I've been calling my aunt all morning to find out what time she wants us to be at her house tomorrow. It's important for me to talk to her relatively soon because my dad needs to know what time he'll have to leave work tomorrow, before he leaves today.
Anyway to get to the point, after calling about 5 times over the course of 2 hours my uncle answers and says "She's not here!" not "hello" or anything pleasant like that. I know if it was some other family member calling he would not have answered in such a manner. I found this to be quite rude. Would you consider this rude?
EDIT: I would never usually call so much but I really needed the info quickly. Apparently my uncle had been home all day but didn't bother to answer until I called 5 times. Couldn't he have answered the first time, said "Hello Joan!" and then told me my aunt wasn't there?
I was supposed to tutor today, we made plans last week and I emailed yesterday to remind my "tutee". I drove 25 miles to her house, only to find that no one was answering the door or the phone. I left her a message and she hasn't called me back.
Would it be horrible of me to ask her parents to pay me for the session? Or at the very least pay for the gas money that I spent driving there?
And another-- totally random:
Do you go to the dentist for yearly cleanings or every six months?
Due to various agreements you made with people you would not normally associate with if you weren't completely wasted on what certain people claimed to be "just water", you find yourself transported to a parallel universe where clones of you run about and cause a lot of havok and mischief, ruining your good name. Normally you'd be okay with this kind of thing, but the police think you're part of the mischief and want to send you to jail-- which, in this place, is a small prison cell filled with dull, rusty things that may or may not give you tetanus.
However, the people in the mischief seem to be having a lot of fun, using their giant, dark-colored dragon-thingy to burn down people, places, and things. And the police don't seem to be stopping them-- which might have something to do with the dragon. Bearing this in mind, will you:
1- Attempt to convince to the police officer of the idea of a parallel universe-- which you don't really even remember all the details to? 2- Double-click the power cord? 3- Use your own giant, dark-colored dragon thing and proceed to burn down the police, followed by your alternate universe dopplegangers? 4- Just accept your future in prison, because you're a pansy and don't want to case trouble? 5- Bribe the officer with money and/or sex? 6- Join in the mischief and just have fun blowing up shit with giant dragon things? 7- Kill yourself?
HI TQC!! yesterday i sprained my ankle in tescos and it's all bandaged up and i have to walk about with a limp at the moment! BUT on this thursday evening i'm going back to evening drama classes to improve my skills and then i'll quit my job and be an actress again! i'm still going to be limping by then the people at hospital said and i don't want people to think i'm silly and limpy so I THOUGHT THAT it would be really fun to dress up as someone who limps about and be 'ACTING'! i'm a bit astonished at this idea and how good it is!!
so who are some characters (recognisable ones) that limp?! from anything! it doesn't have to be a female character, i don't mind.
i thought i could be the joker and put my draggy footness into the funny walk thing but my friend who i was discussing this with said they'd think i was annoying and jumping on the heath ledger bandwagon. i haven't met these people before and i don't want them to not like me!
Do you pay a deductible for your health insurance or a copay when you go to visit the doctor?
I thought we paid a copay and the fact that I didn't get charged when I went to see my doc was because they had to process my insurance...but the people at work were telling me we have some deductible shit and they will only pay for your doctor visits if it meets certain dollar amounts. I have never heard of this before so now I am curious as to why I didn't get a bill from a Dr appointment in June and if Im going to get one for my visit today!
I want to buy a phone off craigslist, but I've never used craigslist for anything, ever.
-where should you meet people you want to exchange goods with? -what happens if someone gives me a phone and I give them cash and I discover too late that the phone is broken or otherwise not as it should be?
I want to go to New York City next year, with a couple of friends. I'd originally planned on us going there in autumn, but that's not possible because of school and all - so we'll have to go during the summer. But what's the best time to go? Early summer, (late May - June) or late (July - August)? I want to avoid extreme heat waves, if possible - and I don't want to be there at a time when sights and shops are closed for the summer.
Related - how can three 21 year old girls best keep safe there? This'll be the first time any of us go to a city as big as New York so I don't really know what to expect danger-wise (I'm used to Oslo, Norway - which is a really tiny and very calm city, so I'm used to walking around everywhere feeling safe and relaxed).
And while I'm at it - got any nice, reasonably priced hotels to recommend?
1. ladies.... have you ever tried an epilator? if yes, tell me more!
2. i'm going to a water park in 3 weeks. my hair is a little longer than shoulder length and gets frizzy and doesn't air-dry pretty. (also- my layers fall out of a standard pony tail and end up looking fuzzy. i was thinking wearing a baseball cap, but other suggestions would be great!)
Last night, my boyfriend got up to go to the bathroom. His moving around kind of half woke me up. When he was heading back to bed, we heard a loud CRASH. All the windows were open, so we couldn't really tell if it came from inside or outside. This morning, when we woke up, we wandered all around our apartment and into the front yard and nothing looked different.
TQC, what was that crash?
Is our apartment haunted?
If it is, what do you think the ghost was trying to tell us?
What the fuck, there's nothing dead or rotting and I take out the garbage every day. How do I get them the fuck out? I've tried making an apple cider vinegar trap with a cone and a glass and I've used flying insect Raid and it hasn't worked. I spray the shit out of them and the worst it does is make them a little sticky. SHIT. HOW DO I FIX THIS?!
I have issues with seeing people touch their nose, and others touching mine. Sometimes I have urges to touch my nose a certain amount of times...usually 8--I feel if i dont do it properly something bad will happen.
I hate touching my nose, and typing this is bothering me more than you can imagine.. yet I have urges to touch and crunch it (ah this is sooo hard to type) 8 times in a row.
Do you/have you ever worked as a bartender? Did you go to bartending school or was it all on-the-job training? I'd love to tend bar, but the nearest bartending school is an hour+ away, and I don't drive.
~ where were you when the earthquake happened earlier today? (i know this applies to mostly los angelenos, but hey!) ~ what's the worst natural disaster you've ever experienced? ~ what natural disasters occur by you? ~ are you prepared? if so, with what? if not, is it because of not caring or too lazy or what?
I have these pants but I never wear them cause nothing matches them. If I wear a red shirt they look too uniformish (or HSM-ish).... but white doesn't match cause the pants are kind of an off-white so it looks bad.
Could I wear a black shirt with them? If I wore black shoes?
I came home and found a delivery notice from Amazon on my door. Except... I didn't order anything! It is my birthday on Saturday, but nothing's listed as purchased from my wishlist (yeah, I checked... I'm horrible :P)... plus, my friends that are helping me celebrate know not to get me anything.
What do you think it is, TQC? (Srs/non-srs answers welcome!)
I'm trying to make a journal entry where it has a black background and white text. How in the everloving name of GOD can one do this with html? I have seriously been on google trying to look this up and it's driving me nuts. Help me stop pulling my hair out.
I have a job working in my university library moving books onto shelves after their recent expansion. Today's set of books were mostly on Ancient Egypt and, whilst moving some on Tutankhamun I began wondering how we know that that was actually his name. As in, if Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were a dead and indecipherable language until that chap discovered and translated the Rossetta stone, then how do we know the correct pronounciation? How do we even translate the basic sounds from Hierogyphics into English if we don't know how hieroglyphs were pronounced?
EDIT: Apologies for blowing minds. If I'd known this question to be so potent, I'd have marketed it to the Ministry of Defence instead of posting it. ;)
2nd EDIT: Answered! New question: How many gods is reasonable for one religion? Should religions with lots of gods have to share with religions which only have one or two?
I ordered with a company that uses FedEx and they misdelivered my package AGAIN, even though the correct address was on it. This means one of my dumbass neighbors has it, and yet they haven't bothered to contact me to let me know they have my package.
Has FedEx ever failed you? What are your mailing service woes?
Have you ever done something, that something being something you've spent years longing for, maybe even built your whole life around, and then once you got it/accomplish it, you realize you don't really like it all that much?
My friend and my roommate just ate some hallucinogenic mushrooms. We were supposed to do them all together tomorrow and go to the beach and shit, but they got bored at just ate some! I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning, so I can't. There's still enough for another day (maybe), but I'm still pissed.
Knocked unconscious, you wake up in a room with 99 other strangers. There is a bomb attached to the door and there are no windows or other method of escape.
A voice over the intercom tells you that there are 100 people in a room down the hall in the same situation. Each room has a button on the wall. If one of you presses the button, the people in the second room will die, but your room will be free to go. If nobody pushes either button in 60 minutes, both bombs go off and everyone dies.