I brought my dog to visit my parents while they were camping today. (Dogs are allowed and he was on a leash) Some guy walked up with two of his dogs (a Pom puppy and a Corgi) and just walked right up to my dad and my dog. He didn't even ask to make sure if it was okay.
Do you think that was insanely stupid of him? My dog is fine with other dogs...but wouldn't you ask before you brought your puppy over to the mouth of my 120 pound Rottie?
Did your parents ever tell you as a kid to ask an owner before you pet a dog? Any dog bite stories?
(This makes me think of the dog and mailman macro)
I have to meet with my orchestra director tomorrow. He's probably going to give me bad news about my seating audition. Either that or ask how my health will effect my ability to participate in orchestra.
Should I wear normal school clothes, or something a little dressier? If dressier, how dressy?
What do you use to help subside pain on the skin from jalapenos?
I've read a lot of home remedies so far. A LOT. And can find absolutely nothing on a substantial medical/poison control site. Only comments on threads about soaking hands in bleach, which I don't have, or lemon juice or olive oil or whatever else.
We've tried good old soap and water, milk, milk of magnesia, aloe,...
Does anyone have any advice with actual evidence? My poor boy is in a lot of pain.
TQC, I was filling up my ice trays and was reminded of something that might have been on Bill Nye the Science Guy way back when and could not remember how it came out- Does water freeze faster into ice cubes if you put hot water in the tray or cold water? or does it even matter?
what do you do to relax before you go to bed?
When is the last time you or someone you knew had an allergic reaction to something?
My brothers fiance is allergic to mushrooms and somehow got in contact with some from our dinner and passed out in the shower a bit ago. :(
Hi TQC, Out of the following, what film should I go and see with my dad tomorrow? - The Strangers - Taken - Tropic Thunder - Pineapple Express I've already seen The Dark Knight multiple times, so I'm going to have to pass on that one.
Will you tell me about your Craigslist experiences?
I'm supposed to meet some lady to pick up a kid's toy tomorrow. SHE WANTS ME TO COME TO HER HOUSE! IS SHE NUTS?! I'm not like psycho or anything, but people actually have these strangers come to their houses? lol I just want to meet her in the grocery store parking lot.
1: when swallowing a pill with liquid, do you put the pill in your mouth then drink? or do you put the liquid in your mouth, then the pill? 2: what was the last pill you swallowed? 3: of all the typical warm weather vacation places, where would you most like to vacation to?
My mother lives with us and is usually home to watch my son while my husband picks me up from work at 11. She is out of town on vacation this week and I requested that at my work to only work til 10pm on Sunday and Monday so that I could finagle a ride home. Well, they put me on til 10:30 tonight and 11 tomorrow. I was able to get a ride home tonight from a coworker's mom (lol) but tomorrow no one is leaving at the same time as me. My question is:
Should I make the husband wake the baby up at 11 to come pick me up?
Should I drive myself even though I have no license? It is only a 3 minute drive either way and there will be no traffic. I'm okay at driving and everything is up to date with the car so I don't think I would get pulled over in the 3 minutes it would take to get there and back.
For my intro to acting class, I have to bring in a physical object (people/pets not allowed) that means a lot to me, and be prepared to talk about it in class. I have no idea what to bring, as I can't really think of any physical object that is really more significant than any others...any ideas?
What is your favorite instrument to play? To listen to someone else play?
What color post it notes do you prefer? Traditional yellow, or one of the brighter colors? Furthermore, the regular 3x3 or the larger ones?
Does the term "the latter" refer to the first or second option in a sentence? As in, "Does he grab the movies that I won't notice missing because he knows I won't notice because they're shitty, or does he just like shitty movies?" WHICH IS THAT LATTER?
I will save you all the teal deer, but I need drugs. I exercise, I eat right blahblah. I don't want any suggestions for some hippie bullshit.
Anyway-how the hell do I bring this up to my doctor? I was on Lexapro for about 3 months after I had my daughter because I had a slight case of Das Coo-Coo, but it was easy to get those pills. Part of me is really embarrassed that I am giving in to this route, so I have no idea how to bring this up to my doctor. For those on medication for anxiety, how did you bring it up to your doctor?
When was the last time you had to sit down and endure something you didn't want to?
i just sat through 4 videos that were mandatory for an online english course. it's been almost two hours and i had to pause halfway through the fifth because i really don't think i can last fifteen more minutes. it's so boring but it's important so i guess i'll have to suck it up and finish it.
My cat, the infamous Mr. Bear, has started to eat her food right out of the big bag when she has a lovely filled bowl that's more convenient. I don't mind, I think it's cute. But why the sudden quirk in personality? Is this a game for her or is she "hunting" for her food?
I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow. Would it be smart of me to write down all the things I need to talk about with her or would she just think I'm a hypochondriac/self-diagnoser?
I have shitty memory, I'm afraid I'm going to forget something and it took a month to get this appointment, but she's my new doctor whom I've never met and I don't know if making a list is a social norm or not. ):
ty everyone! i feel much better now and will definitely be writing a list while trying to fall asleep (:
Since this never happens late at night... will you post your name and then people will say things about you that are probably positive but often in the guise of an insult, seemingly in jest but sometimes misconstrued as a possible assault on their character?
Dear TQC, about 3 weeks ago I stopped working. On the 8th, I was told I'd receive my paycheck in the mail sometime in the next week. 3 weeks have now passed and I have yet to see this paycheck they speak of. Apparently, I need to take action.
what kind of action should I be taking? lol has this ever happened to you?
will you tell me about the worst day you have ever encountered at your workplace?
You wake up, realizing that you've got nonstop classes starting at 9 am, and your third class that begins at 11 had 40 pages of reading that you have yet to tackle. What do you do? (there might be a quiz. your 9 am is a small class based purely on discussion, your 10 am is a large Biology lecture).
I have an amiga. The shortest version possible of the story is: Her mother and her biological father were married, had her, and then he decided he didn't want to be a part of all this. He took off, and her mother dated and remarried someone else when she was four. She considers her stepfather her Dad, and when she was 15, he legally adopted her. They get along great, yada yada. She doesn't hear much from her biological father over the years, save for a few cards on and around her birthday. Flash forward to now, she's 23, and her biological father wants to rekindle the relationship. He calls her every other day, wants to talk, wants to come see her, etc. SO:
1) Does she have the right to tell him to STFU and go away? Does she owe him anything?
2) He wants her to call him "Dad". Does she have the right to tell him no?
My 85 year old grandmother just got a laptop. I'm so proud of her :) I'm trying to teach her how to check her email and chat, but she's having issues because as soon as she gets the mouse where she wants it, by the time she clicks, she's accidentally moved it out of place. (Her hands are a bit unsteady even if she's an excellent typist.)
1. I was getting ready to order some Bumble and Bumble curl conscious conditioner (best conditioner for curly hair that I've ever tried) on Amazon and I noticed that they have an additional 15% off when you order at least two Bumble and Bumble items. Do you use (or have your heard about) anything by Bumble and Bumble that you'd recommend?
2. Will you tell me some stories of you being subjected to TMI/over-share?
I'm a high schooler with two jobs - I spent all summer (ten weeks, average 15 hours per day) working at a summer camp, and the week I got back from camp I was sick so I basically spent the entire week sleeping, with family engagements, or working out school stuff. I called my other job to let them know I was back, but now for this week, they've scheduled me the only three days I have free, once working a double, and twice working the worst shift - the five hour middle of the day where NO ONE comes in and they won't let you do homework or read even though...NO ONE COMES IN. It's a restaurant and I'm a hostess, btw. I wouldn't complain (much) except I have a ten + page paper to write and research that I didn't have time for in the ten weeks I was at camp, mainly because I was working 15 hour days and had two hours of free time at night...maybe three days per week. I realize I could have worked on it in those two hours, but let's be honest, when you spend all day with kids who are whining because they can't ride a certain horse or because you won't let them make a friendship bracelet, you wouldn't exactly be jumping to spend the only two hours you get with people your own age to write a paper.
So my question is, should I try to get out of working, and if so should I just tell the truth, that I have to finish this paper in the next three days and I really can't do it if I have to work, or make up some ridiculous lie like that I had an anemic episode or a stress fracture or got strep throat and lost my voice?
The head of the building where I work decided that it would be a good idea to paint the walls purple, bright yellow, and magenta. It looks like a Skateland in here, or a McDonald's playground, and I wish it'd just go back to plain white so as to not look ridiculous.
What's a change your boss or corporate office has made that you absolutely disagree with?
can someone recommend me a program for editing and creating HTML/CSS files as simple text for Mac OS before I BREAK SOMETHING ??
this TextEdit thing is driving me absolutely crazy, I DON'T WANT THE FUCKING RICH TEXT CRAP OMFG AND I CAN'T TURN IT OFF FOR GOOD $ZHIUGP()Wgs687igFI%RP)(OGHJFJPi
eta: elaboration from a comment: i don't want any colors or autoformatting or autoANYTHING, a serious peeve of mine is anything ending up in my code that i myself did not personally hand insert D: D: D:
I was feeling sick to my stomach this morning, so I took the day off of work. Now I'm feeling okay and am very, very bored. So bored that I'm watching The Price Is Right. What should I do for the rest of the day?
Do you feel guilty when you take a sick day when you're really not all *that* sick or when you feel better halfway through the day?
How much longer do you think The Price Is Right will last with Drew Carey as host? This is painful.
What is something that just really weirds you out? Like... spooks you?
For me, it's supersized things. Like, really big bugs or even CREEPIER, really big fish. Like a six foot catfish or a huuuuge bass. This is the reason I don't swim in water where I can't see the bottom. OMG gross, I just totally gave myself the heebie jeebies, imagining it.
1) For a lot of us, the warm weather is going away soon. What do you want to do before it gets cold?
2) Do you enjoy autumn? What is your favorite part?
3) The town where I work passed out a notice that there's traces of arsenic in the water. Higher than the required standard, but not lethal or anything. I drink the water here all day. (filtered, but still). What's gonna happen to me?
4) What type of top do you look best in? (polo, oxford, babydoll, tshirt, etc)
So... have you ever accidentally posted a personal journal entry to a community? Did you realize it right away, or did it take an flood of comments into your inbox? Did it include anything embarrassing?
Haha I noticed right away because I usually proof my entries after I make them, and it didn't show up on my LJ. Lucky it was about dinner... nothing too interesting either.
I have soft contact lenses (daily wear), each of which apparently lasts for 30 days of usage, but I've fallen off the wagon and have abandoned all my unopened lenses for the past twelve months.
Everything on google about "how long do contact lenses last" assumes you're talking about usage; but I was wondering if there's any harm done by having left them in the original case, unopened, for like a year or two? Or are they ~pristine and preserved~, and the wear/bacteria buildup only occurs once they're out? Anyone know?
I don't know if anyone here will actually know the answer to this, but if you kiss someone who smokes weed, is it at all possible for you to test positive in a drug test? Specifically, can the THC from their saliva get into your body?
my superviser is bi-polar!! but my manager doesnt see that because shes never around!! like she freaks out if the pants are in the wrong place and then goes and gets us all candy and shit like that. then about ten minutes later, she goes off on everyone if the mirrors arent cleaned everytime someone uses the dressing room.
this has been going on since day 1! also, she doesnt shower =/ body odor YUCK!!! idk..shes just so unfit to be a superviser. she comes into work wearing shit from like the 80s and its all one size to small.
i guess what im trying to say, HOW DO I GET HER FIRED
what kind of toppings do you have to have when you get a pizza?
Should I do laundry all day or should I bake cupcakes? Chocolate or vanilla? How do you separate an egg without an egg separator? For recipes that call for instant coffee can you use brewed coffee instead? If so, what's the exchange rate? Can you find me a good icing recipe that doesn't call for shortening? I don't have any on hand. Do you bake? What's your favorite thing to make?
I've been commuting to school while living at home. When I graduate, I'll be going to a State School and sharing an apartment with my brother. Should I be sad that I missed out on dorm life? Would a Junior ever stay in a dorm?
I feel like I don't recognise anyone 'round here any more! So will you all tell me a little something about you so that we can be friends?
EDIT: I want to play! Hi. I'm Alexia. I'm a half-Greek, half-kiwi 20 year old female, living in NZ. I like TQC because it wastes time, but I also learn lots of cool American stuff. I would love to visit America, but I am gonna visit Europe first. I have a claw nail on my little toe, and sometimes my friends call me a yeti because I dance likeone. I use WAY too many exclamation marks, especially in this post 'cos it made me super excited!
hey boys who date girls, or girls who date girls. I have a question for you
when you've been in a long term relationship, what are some of the things that your partner does or says that makes you feel loved and special like you did during the first few weeks when you first hooked up? what are the stuff that they say or do that makes your skin crawl and feel absolutely annoyed with them?
i am enrolled in a math course that meets the requirements of my major, but everyone else i know is in a higher level course. I took calculus AB in high school, which is supposed to be equivalent to calc 1. i scored VERY poorly on the AP (didn't study, knew i wouldn't do well etc.) and i did "average" in the course. i don't think i'm going to like my math teacher that i have right now (she is a graduate student just teaching after 3 years of being a TA) but the advisors think i'm too stupid to take the higher level math.
so what's better, taking an easier less in depth course with possibly a lesser qualified instructor
taking a class that i might struggle in with a teacher who is able to explain etc.?
i'm taking 17 credit hours this semester: bio, chem and a freshman university experience class.
When you're on AIM or any other instant messenger, how do you decide whether or not you'll IM somebody? Do you ever think that you've IMed a certain person too much and just wait to see if they IM you? Or do your friends and you general IM each other equally? Any other criteria for IMing?
1. How did you find the place you currently go to get your hair cut?
I'm not having any luck =[ I just want to get a nice haircut before school starts.
2. Would you think it was unusual if the person cutting your hair had never heard of Frédéric Fekkai?
3. Do you by chance know of any good places to get a hair cut in the Howell/Freehold/Colts Neck/Ocean Township, NJ area? I've been looking around at reviews of places but they are kind of hard to come by. Asking around hasn't exactly worked out.
Sry for the double post TQC, but can anyone recommend some good books/trufax on investing and/or anything about the moneyz, I am at the point of my life where I need to understand what the hell is going on. To quote Liz Lemon: "I've got to do that thing that rich people do where they turn money into *more* money. Can you teach me how to do that?" Alternatively:
Jack: What?! Where do you invest your money Liz? Liz: I've got like 12 grand in checking. Jack: Are you an immigrant? (This is me now, except checking is like .0001 cents)
What do you do with your money? Is it it under the bed? Swiss bank account? Internet stock?
Yo. Will you make a snowflake on this site (http://www.popularfront.com/snowdays/) and leave its number in a comment here? I'm going out for a while and would like to search for and look at your flakes when I return.