First question, lately I've seen alot of Clémence Poésy icons in the icon communities I'm a member of. Why is she so popular all of a sudden? I know she was in the Fourth HP movie but that's the last I've seen of her lately. (Just for note, I liked her in the movie, I'm just curious why there's an influx of icons now when it would make more sense for an influx when HP 4 came out or maybe I just miss things)
Second question, why is Twilight so popular? What's so special about it?
I've completely lost my voice, TQC! I can only whisper. This is shitty, because I have to sing in the school production as a soloist on the 13th-16th.
Anyone have an tips for getting my voice back in shape by then? Or am I completely fucked?
If it helps any, I've got a cough, but my throat isn't sore at all. And I didn't lose my voice through overworking it - haven't been singing in a strenuous way or screaming or anything - it just stated sounding like my voice was breaking, then vanished altogether. D:
I have to deal with a pathological liar on a near daily basis. Luckily, I don't depend on trusting them to accomplish anything, ever. Still, it can get infuriating and I can't wait until I have no cause to interact with this person. Okay, so (question imminent) how would you deal with a person like this? Would you call them on their bullshit or ignore them?
What is the deal with internet moms saying, 12 months, 24 months, 36 months? I mean I can understand some weird number that wouldn't translate to years/half years. But is it really neccesary to say little Billy is 48 months?
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Let's say you're single, because it's more interesting that way. Due to some terrible intestinal infection, you're given a colostomy bag to use. It'll be in there temporarily, and it's the type without irrigation options. You'll have to wear it for 3 months, the doctor says. The following week after the bag's hooked up and poop starts to collect externally, someone new joins your workplace. This person is gorgeous, from some foreign country with a way-sexy accent and a killer body. They seem to be interested in you, and ask you out for coffee. Do you accept?
If you said yes, the two of you hit it off and decide to go on a real date. You haven't told them about your colostomy yet, cause, well, it hasn't come up and you're a little embarrassed. That night, the date starts off in a fancy-shmancy restaurant, and your date looks good enough to eat. He/she is charming, funny, and acting really affectionate and caress-y towards you. Do you tell him/her about the fact that you're draining your dinner externally as you speak?
If you haven't mentioned the colostomy bag yet, keep on reading. After the dinner, the two of you hold hands and walk along the (insert scenic location in your city). At some point, he/she pulls you down and starts kissing you and begins to run their hands over your body. Do you stop him/her?
I have to leave at 7:20am to get to the bus. Should I start packing now? What? I don't have an endless amount of time to pack? Who said that? Wait, how long am I staying for? Shit. I should have figured that out. WHAT IF I RUN OUT OF PANTIES?!
How should I get my shit straight so I can pack, shower, clean up, and hunt this roach hat's been making guest appearances in my room?
Alternatively: CAN YOU SHOW ME SOMETHING TO HELP ME WASTE MORE PRECIOUS TIME?
I have trouble concentrating whenever I watch a film, read a book, do school work and similar. I have to take small breaks every five to ten minutes to eat, surf or just walk around the flat until I can focus again.
So... I'm trying to create a YouTube account. I'm typing in the word verification thing correctly, but every time it says "Please check the response to the verification code." and makes me redo it. WTF?
An ex friend of mine wants to get together for a talk. We ended our friendship on some bad terms around january. I have no desire to be her friend again, but the way things are now she won't even be in a room with me without causing drama, and I want us to be at least civil to each other since we do share some friends. But I know if we get together it will just be her telling me what a terrible person I am, or me just outright forgiving her to spare the drama. Since I am terrible at expressing my feelings in person, would writing a note and giving it to her be a terrible idea? Or should I just grab some balls and confront her on her craziness? Or should I just not talk to her and hope that sooner or later she grows up (she's 30)?
"With less than six months left in office, George W. Bush has already been branded one of the worst Presidents in history by some in the left-wing press. To them, Bush is the worst thing to happen in America since the advent of talk radio.
To be fair (something the liberal media rarely is), President Bush was dealt a tough hand. Less than one year into his first term, Muslim assassins in civilian clothing started a worldwide war. To his credit, Bush has fought that war tough, if not always smart.
The campaign against terror has occupied most of the President's time. Therefore, things like illegal immigration, energy prices and the nation's airline system, which became enormous problems on Bush's watch, were not dealt with aggressively. Thus, the President will leave office in a few months saddled with very low approval ratings."
This is a quote from Bill O'Reilly's weekly column. Do you agree or disagree with this? Why or why not?
I have never gone shopping for a bicycle before, but I would like to get one just to get me to stores from my home (not even a mile away) and for recreational exercise. I don't really want an xtreme rugged bike, something a little cute and classic, but it still needs to be durable. What stores do you recommend? What about a brand? I also want to mount a wicker basket; is there a DIY way of getting a plain wicker basket to mount on the handlebars or will I have to shell out for an expensive bike-specific basket?
I used to have a buddy at work but his best friend's girlfriend started working there today. She sits in our department that consisted of myself, him, and one other person who doesn't work Fridays -- so every Friday and shortly before or after lunch time and breaks and whenever our other coworker was away, we would talk. My buddy and I kept our friendship secret because I'm married and he didn't want people talking, so we only talked when we were alone. Anyway, now that he has a friend he has known for years working with us during the same hours, we probably won't have any alone time to talk. Now I feel like I've lost my only buddy at work. I'm really shy, so I don't see this girl and I becoming friends. Besides, since my buddy kept our friendship secret, he's probably not going to invite me to join them in conversation and lunches.
Any suggestions to make work fun and not lonely and pathetic?
If not, do you have a funny macro to share so I can have at least one happy moment today?
So after three weeks of not seeing one another, my boyfriend wants to take me out to dinner. Where should we go? Factors: Good amount of cash, living in So Cal, partying it up after dinner with friends. Who was the last person you had a one on one meal with? Who is your Jiminy Cricket? (ie, acts as your conscience)
Okay help me out here. My cumulative GPA is 3.291, and I'm transferring in one other class from a community college which I got an A in (4pts). How do I calculate my new GPA without having to go through ALL my previous grades and adding them then dividing?
What game show would you cripple and destroy your opponents on?
edit Does anyone recall a game on Nickelodeon way back in the day that involved a giant wall with random shaped doors and the player had to pick a door and win a prize or like... get slimed or some other typical kids show fail. It may have been hosted by Marc Summers, but my memory now places Marc Summers in every game show host spot.
You know that pic on the web of the article about Princess Diana being alive before she died (I'd post if but I don't have it on this computer)? Well I think it's hilarious so I printed it out and put it up on my wall at work. A new guy who is moving into the office next to mine came to introduce himself, and he saw it and read it. He said, "Aw that's so sad. You must be a big Diana fan." I said, "Actually, it's supposed to be funny, it says she was alive before she died; everyone is alive before they die." He said something along the lines of, "No, it means she was suffering before she died." I just stared at him. He clearly did not get the joke.
Have you ever left anything for a server as a tip other than money?
When I worked at Knott's Berry Farm, we got 4 free tickets every quarter. I'd carry them around with me and if I went out to eat and realized I was short on tip money, I'd leave a pair of tickets instead.
Why doesn't anyone want my 2 free tickets to Flogging Molly tonight? The husband and I don't feel like going tonight - but no one wants to take them off my hands. =(
I have a half dozen boneless, skinless, chicken breasts defrosted at home. I am looking forward to having a nice sit down dinner and bottle of wine with my SO tonight after a really stressful/hectic/crazy in a bad way week. TQC, what should I make with those breasts?
Somehow a shirt that really ought to have been washed (like, I can smell deodorant and a bit of sweat on it) ended up in my closet. I wante to wear it today and realized that, you know, it needed washing. So, I sprayed perfume on it and put it on anyway! :D
work is really boring today so i've been making fast whizzy christina ricci icons for me to use when i get extra excited on tqc! but for some reason it won't upload to my icons! it says it's too big, what can i do?!
it's gone all dotty too!! but i don't mind that too much.
i made other ones too, haha i feel really ontd-ish!!!
do you like them?
do you like christina ricci?
did you know i went to my acting class yesterday for the first time?!
My fav band since I was 8 years old, Harvey Danger, is playing their only LA show tomorrow night at a really small venue and the cover is only $15! Sean Nelson (singer) actually messaged me and told me to go. My friend Philip who I haven't seen since last year is like 99% sure he's gonna make it from SD to my house so we can go together.
Problem is I only have $17 in my bank account (I used the majority of my last pay check to put into the joint account with my uncle we use for emergencies) and that has to last until I get hired (which should be soon)!
Do I go to this show that will undoubtedly be AMAZING, or do I play responsible adult and not spend the dollars?
If that was tldr and you don't care about my life, do you like Harvey Danger?
I'm supposed to go out to eat with my mom and sister tonight. My sister is 18. She's decided that, if she can't have some sort of alcoholic drink with dinner, she doesn't want to go. Now it IS legal in Texas for a person of her age to have a drink in a restaurant as long as her parent is there, consents, and the two of them can show their IDs. But not many restaurants will do it.
For some reason, it's become MY job to call up restaurants and ask if they'll let my dumb sister get sloshed. I've run out of ideas.
Does any one know of any restaurants in the Austin, Texas area that'll do this? Or at least some more chain places I can call?
ETA: I just called my mom and she agreed with pretty much all of you that my sister either needs to suck it up and come and not get a drink or stay home and pout. Which is kinda odd because it was her telling me to call around in the first place... anyway, situation resolved, thanks for the advice. :)
If you had to say the word PANTIES out loud, do you say "pannies" or "pan~tees"? I avoid using that awkward word, but I had to say it out loud here at work (name of an image file) and I said "pan~tees" and then I immediately cringed at how perverted that sounded coming out of my mouth.
Do you say panties in conversation or a different word? I say undies or chones
11:24 PM 7/30/08 · Entirely for my own demented desires, I'm starting a Thanksgiving themed community. Building up the interests list I'm largely using related food stuffs but for best results I thought I'd ask around for ideas.
What do you typically have for Thanksgiving dinner?
1. When you see a person in a car alone and their lips are moving, do you assume they are singing, talking to themselves, or using bluetooth that you can't see?
2. I need to be healthier. One of my major issues is drinks. I love coke. A lot. It's the most refreshing and delicious drink on the planet. When I do not drink coke, I drink water. If I give up coke, I pretty much only drink water. I am not much for juices and I hate tea. Milk is nice, but it gets old. What else can I drink?
TQC! If you were going on a two day roadtrip with your significant other, what would you pack in the car for exciting funtime car adventures?
We're not planning on staying in motels or anything, just sleeping in the car. Also, do you know of anything fun to see or do between St. Louis, Missouri and Colorado Springs, Colorado?
unrelated: you know that question that goes something like, "if you had to choose between killing one loved one or killing one hundred strangers, which would you choose?" Do you know a loved one who would totally bitch you out if you saved the strangers (before dying, of course)? Do you know a loved one that would want you to save the strangers?
It's winter, my party is inside, and I am expecting about 8 people. The theme is Doctor Who. And we like acting immature. :P What party games can I turn into Doctor Who themed things? Any original ideas?
Also, have you heard of Etsy? Have you bought anything off of Etsy?
Ok, TQC, dress-up time. I am going on a first date tonight with someone I have never met before (Match.com, hooray). We're going out in the Lower Haight . . . it's not a really dressy neighborhood. It's kind of a hipster-ish neighborhood, except I'm not going to dress like a hipster. The plan is to grab Thai food and then beers from this place that has a ton of beers on tap.
So, I'm not sure what to do clothing-wise. Should I wear jeans? Should I wear a dress but be casual about it? Keep in mind that it's almost always cold at night here. Obviously I want to look good.
ETA not a poll, I am too lazy.
ETA2: Ok, I have decided. Dark blue skinny jeans, snake-pattern grey flats, black tank with crocheted part on the back, white scarf, big gold bracelet I got in India, gold and white earrings, pink hat, grey clutch, white jacket. Done.
I am a bit confused. I was walking home and a car with a group of young men sped past me before they drove by I heard one say loudly to another 'do it' and then one of them yelled something loudly. I couldn't make out the word. Only as they sped by I heard them roar with laughter. I have no idea what he yelled. But I'm sure it wasn't nice. TQC, what was he yelling?
The more creative and ridiculous your answer the better
Will TQC help me find two things on the internet I want to show my boyfriend?
If so, does anyone know where I can find: 1. That LJ community that's all about funny/bad slash between really random characters/things? There are so many groups interested in "slash" I couldn't find the one I wanted. 2. Remember that video of the black guys humping the ottoman and dancing? Anyone know where to find the Daily Show clip where the different anchors copy that video? It was hilarious.
And if you won't or can't help me find those things... What's one way you helped someone out today?
The month of August has no major holidays (that I am aware of). The president of the world has appointed you the task of coming up with a new holiday for August. What is the name of your holiday, and what do you do to celebrate it?
So, remember my workplace tl;dr boss drama yesterday? My boss came in today while I was on my break and told me she was sorry and said I could go home early because they'd jerked my schedule around enough this week.
Do I win the internets now? Can miracles really happen?
So, I assist with a fundraiser every year. We all pretty much work our asses off for four months, getting everything arranged, with no compensation(or want of). I help recruit entertainers. Some entertainers ask for money for their performance, often asking around 10% of the money we've made for the charity. Is this in anyway reasonable?
TQC, I finally told my asshole of an exboyfriend exactly what my family and I think of him. I feel vindicated yet strangely still sad and ~lonely~. College doesn't start until September 24th. What should I do all day to make myself less lonely and sad?
Are all males programmed to be worthless, disgusting liars?
Well, this month is going to suck for cash. I can either pay bills, or eat and feed my daughter. So, I'm trying to find a way to make some extra money before the end of the month without whoring or doing anything else illegal.
What do you do to help earn extra money when things are tight? What are your favorite corner cutting tricks when times are hard?