So, I went to the local Mexican restaurant for some ... not actually Mexican, midnight food. And I walk in and they give me this. How do you feel about this? Do you think Breast Cancer Awareness has become far too commercialized?
My grandma offered to cosign on a vehicle for me. The only problem is she lives in Pennsylvania and I live in Missouri. Would she be able to fax or mail the papers in or would she have to be present to sign it?
tqc, should i apply at my ex's workplace? i got fired from my shitty part time job two weeks ago and have $2 in my bank account. i just reapplied at lowes, but i really need a full time job and idk where else to look.
pros: - they pay well (my ex makes $11.75 an hour and has no degrees besides a diploma) - i could get full time - i could get health insurance - i already know like four people that work there, though i'm only friends with one of them
cons: - 45 minutes from my house (and an hour away from school) - the hours i would work are not convenient at all (either 7am-2pm, or 2pm-11pm) and would somewhat interfere with school
so wtf should i do? the distance is really deterring me.
eta: i'm not sure what i'm doing because my ex is taking a while to respond. he said "packing and ap line" which i think are two different positions. the place dehydrates fruit.
Is there some way to successfully make a complaint against a professor? Who would I go to, should I make a petition, any suggestions?
I have the worst professor I've ever encountered. My class seems to feel the same way, some people come into class in tears. There has to be some way to make this known to administration without them throwing it aside.
So I'm making a friend a duct tape purse for her birthday. I want it to feature Slash from Guns N Roses. My plan is to make a stencil of him and trace it onto the duct tape and cut it out so I can slap it right on the purse, making a sort of silhouette.
So last night, I was lying in bed with my boyfriend. We weren't doing anything, just relaxing and I had my hand over his chest. I could feel his heart beating and I began thinking how it's been beating like that for the last 63 years and how everything in the body's connected. I thought of how grateful I am that he's alive, and so healthy and how lucky I am to have him in my life.
When was the last time you had a moment like that, of pure gratitude, realisation and happiness? What was it about?
I had a pre-interview on the phone today for a teller position at Bank of America. The woman I spoke with said that if I'm selected to move forward with the interview process, the next person will be looking for enthusiasm in my voice.
How could I practice having enthusiasm in my voice for a phone interview?
There have been a few happenings in the United States over the past decade that have led to people saying "if (insert event) happens, I am moving out of the country." The most obvious example I can think of is Bush winning two elections.
Do you know anyone who said this? Did any of them follow through?
Should I get dressed, or should I continue sitting around in my pajamas with ice on my knee, trying to make up for pushing things too hard yesterday? If I'm not going anywhere or doing anything today, does it really even matter?
What did you have for dinner last night? Bratwurst and homemade German potato salad, which is looking like a good lunch right about now.
Hey, I'm 17 and just about to finish Year 12. I'm strongly considering going to the Australian College of Natural Medicine and am 98% about to enrol. But I was just wondering/hoping if there was anyone in here that has attended there doing any kind of diploma or degree. (I'm going to do the Bachelor of Naturopathy degree at the Melbourne campus.) It would be really really really useful if anyone had any experience there and could tell me anything at all about it? Pros/cons etc? This is really important to me so I would appreciate it greatly if anyone had any information (either from personal experience or friends') ASAP. Thankyou very muchh :D
Do you ever feel really socially awkward after going through long periods of studying and not going out? Then when you start to hang out with people again you feel kind of out of touch with society and feel really socially awkward?
Are you friends with your ex-SO? Why? How long were you friends for before you dated? How long were you broken up before you were strictly platonic friends again? Did feelings come back for you/your ex-SO?
TQC, I have been invited tonight to a launch party for a local business. The theme of the party is Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Would you like to be my date? If you say no will you at least have dinner ready for me when i get home? Do you like pink champagne? Should I wear pink to blend in or should I wear something that contrasts?
When I got back from overseas I found a big wad of cash, about $200 in Ethiopian birr, hidden in my bag.
What the hell do I do with it? Is there some kind of mail-in exchange service for exotic currencies?
ETA: Obviously I thought of going to a bank. Banks ALL OVER THE WORLD only exchange major and local currencies. And I'm in Idaho, so I would have a hard time even exchanging Euros here, much less a minor currency like birr. Heck, when I was in Sudan I couldn't change birr except at the border, and they're neighbors!
I'm honestly curious and would like to hear from a sighted person's point of view. There's this movie called Blindness that's coming out soon. Many of my peers in the blind and visually-impaired community are really upset about it because of the way it depicts blindness. If you're curious, there's an entry about this at http://community.livejournal.com/blindpeople/557352.html?mode=reply . Anyway, what would you do if you suddenly went blind? What I mean is, how would you try to cope with it? Would you just give up or get help? I hope this is allowed, but if you've read the other post, do you feel upset about the movie? Would you watch it? If you're a member of any minority group, how would you feel if the movie was about your group?
For a number of assorted reasons I've ate lunch at home every day this week, something I don't normally do. As such I've managed to catch Family Feud--or, "The Feud" if you're nasty--on TV whilst eating. I've noticed that every family on the show has at least one big-breasted woman wearing a low-cut top. Is this an explicit requirement to appear on the show?
I'm wearing a yellow shirt and yellow shoes. My purse is black and white striped. Do I look like a taxi cab?
There's a music festival type of thing in Austin the 2nd weekend in November. There are at least 10 bands that I would love to see and probably would not get the chance to see so many acts I love all in one spot in my favorite city. Ticket price is $60. Is that worthy, you think?
Will you tell me about the worst idea you've ever had with the best intentions going in?
ETA: "Mike Mansfield, a former leader of the Senate, said to me one day -- he -- I made a criticism of Jesse Helms. He said, "What would you do if I told you Jesse Helms and Dot Helms had adopted a child who had braces and was in real need?" I said, "I'd feel like a jerk."
He said, "Joe, understand one thing. Everyone's sent here for a reason, because there's something in them that their folks like. Don't question their motive."
I have never since that moment in my first year questioned the motive of another member of the Congress or Senate with whom I've disagreed. I've questioned their judgment.
I think that's why I have the respect I have and have been able to work as well as I've been able to have worked in the United States Senate. That's the fundamental change Barack Obama and I will be bring to this party, not questioning other people's motives."
Do you think it's a bad idea to not question other people's motives?
Omg. I did something I never, ever do, and I did it to the worst person to do it to.
The lowdown: I'm taking an editing and publishing class, and the final assignment involves interviewing an editor of a lit-mag or press. I was able to get someone, but I spelled her last name incorrectly, and didn't notice I did it TWICE until today. TWICE. Last name spellings are a huge pet-peeve of mine, since my last name is butchered by everyone on the planet. Needless to say, I'm mortified.
This person agreed to let me interview her, and I e-mailed her back about arranging specifics, but of course this was before I realized that her last name had an additional letter I'd been omitting.
The question: should I send her a follow-up e-mail just quickly apologizing for spelling her last name incorrectly, or just hope on a wing and a prayer that it doesn't deter her from continuing to arrange an interview with me?
edit: I just sent her a quick e-mail, per your collective commented advice.
A quick p.s.:
I am incredibly sorry that I spelled your last name incorrectly in my previous e-mails to you. I'm normally a real stickler about that, since mine gets butchered all the time, and I apologize (I'm quite mortified that I did that to you)!
let's say you're going to see a current band you like play a show tonight. They are going to cover a song by another band and you get to the choose the song. But it can't be a song they've covered before.
Who is the band and what do you choose?
Is there any song that instantly raises a band's credibility when covered well?
Does your workplace push their charities on you? Like giving you silly little perks (like getting to wear jeans on Fridays, etc.) for donating to their favourite charity?
My workplace does this and for some reason it annoys me. I do volunteer work and donate to various charities already, so I prefer not to donate to the one they keep pushing on us. Yet every month they come around and bother just those who haven't donated, trying to get us to donate.
Is it okay to go to a frat house alone, even if there isn't a huge party or anything? Now, I don't mean "is it okay safety-wise"- I feel very safe in this house and have a lot of guy friends that I feel comfortable with, and I'm not looking to "get with anyone". My boyfriend goes to another school and I wouldn't do that. I just get really bored here especially in the evenings and don't want to spend another weekend in my room on my computer. Now, you might ask why I can't just take a friend. The problem is, my one "partying friend" isn't allowed back in that house after some lame incident earlier in the year, and the rest of my friends either "abhor Greek life" or just don't go out at all, or act really lame when they do. All I really want to do is go out and hang out with my guy friends in a low-key setting. However, I'm terrified of looking like a complete loser by going out alone, and I don't want to get into an socially-awkward situation if nothing is going on in the house. On the other hand, a couple guy friends did tell me to stop by this weekend if I'm out, and I'd really like to see people more often than I do. I'm a junior in college and wasted two years studying every single second of the weekends and it didn't help, so now I'm having a little more balance in my life, which involves seeing friends more. Am I thinking too much into this? Should I just stay at home and be bored, or should I go hang out and risk looking a little lame? I do like humor, but please do take this question semi-seriously:) Thanks!
Edit: Thanks, everyone:) I think you're all right- I'll just go, and probably make sure people will be there ahead of hand. There I went thinking too much again! I appreciate the quick replies!
What would you do if you found out your father had been molesting your niece (his grand daughter) when she was roughly ages 10-13? Would you turn him in knowing he would get jail time? Would your answer change if he was 75 years old and had terminal Leukemia? What if your mother begged you not to "take your dad away from her" and to "let him die at home in peace?"
Would you answer change if you found out that your niece wouldn't be able to get adequate therapy because even if she with-held her grandfather's name and relationship to her, she (or her mom and dad) could be compelled by subpoena to name him?
Some of you might be familiar with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the rumor of it being true. The 2003 remake stated at the end that "the case still remains open today". I think it was at the end/beginning of TCM: The Beginning that they stated some "stats" of the number of people to disappear that they suspected were killed by Leatherface. Most of you probably know that the story is not true. Though this site says it is based on an actual murderer, Ed Gein, who apparently wanted to be a woman and wore the skin of one. I don't know how reliable the site is.
Not quite as thrilling as the idea of a chainsaw murderer unaccounted for. So, I was wondering, does anyone know of any missing-murderer stories (or stories closely related to the concept) that are actually for certain true and really fascinating/interesting?
Or, a question that might have more answers. Do you/have you known anyone that was or became a murderer? Or have you ever encountered someone who killed anyone?
Me: Never knew anyone who killed. But my friend's mom said that she thinks the Green River Killer tried to pick her up. She was out walking and someone pulled over and tried to pick her up, and she said something along the lines of "fuck off, I'm not a hooker". And he left her alone. Later she saw the guy's face on TV and, well, was extremely disturbed.
1. are you sensitive to the negative or positive energy / auras of people around you (or that you interact with)?
2. what are your plans for this evening?
3. so i've FINALLY found someone to room with. the place is nice and lovely. we're going to talk over this weekend (or next week) about rules of the apartment, and paying bills and stuff. what will i most likely forget to mention or discuss with my new roomie (who's male by the way)?
Background: He has a giirlfriend but it's an open relationship where both get stuff on the side. Thing about him is he's too shy to sex someone random so the g/f is getting more out of it than he is. There's a slight possibility that he may have some feelings for me still. He hasnt said anything exactly, Im just intuitive like that. I however, do not have any romantic interest in him. We broke up about 5 years ago and I am his best friend (though he aint mine). Since I have nothing at stake, I wouldnt necessarily regret it later. Im just horny, bitches!
2. Why are there people sitting outside against my dorm building near the loading dock with a huge pile of backpacks and duffel bags in front of them? (Two of them are throwing frisbees.)
3. Why does my dorm have a loading dock? And why are there truck-backing-up noises that start at 3am? (There's nothing attached to my dorm, but every single morning there are vans and trucks with ladders on top of them making a huge amount of noise.) What are they loading?
1 - Are you cold? How do you work when you're shivering? I am freezing & can't turn the heating on because I live in a student household so we won't turn it on until the last possible moment as everything is so expensive right now.
2 - How the Hell do I get my hair to grow? It's stupidly fine, shoulder length & never grows, so whenever I get it cut, it just gets shorter. I am lol-ing at the drama-eqsue nature of my question...
3 - What was the last type of sexual intercourse you had? Oral, anal, vaginal etc..
4 - Do you trust print journalists [newspaper] or broadcast journalists [tv] more?
First, I was at the hospital last Wednesday (the 24? IDK) and I had an IV put into the back of my hand. The fucker is still bruised and full of hurt. Is it ever going to get better, or should I just chop the damned thing off and get it over with?
Secondly, my older brother joined the Marines and he's going off to boot camp in a week. His going away party is tonight and I don't know what to get him. He can't really take anything with him except for maybe a Bible, which he doesn't want. I was going to get him a handful of postcards and stamps, but I couldn't find any that weren't super lame. So, I called him and asked him what his favorite kind of beer was and he said he had way too much beer as it is, but if I really wanted, I could get him a four-pack of Red Bull. I plan to do that, but that feels super lame. Can you think of anything else I could get him?
so i was asked one of the most random questions by a stranger ever.
ok so i was at the laundromat and was reading my book. just minding my own business while waiting for my comforter to finish washing. i was taking it out of the washer to put in the dryer and the older lady washing next to me started chatting to me about my "pretty" comforter. i politely said thanks and that i really liked it as well. that was it. so i'm reading yet again and waiting for my comforter to dry, when the lady comes up to me and asks if i could put her clothes into the dryer when they're done washing, cause she had errands to run. WTF???? i looked at her kinda crazy and said sure. but my comforter finished drying shortly after and i just left her quarters and booked it out of there. my questions for you are....
why would she ask me to do this? is it cause she's black and i'm half black? or cause i'm a girl and she's a girl? was i too nice in making small talk w/ her that she felt comfortable enough to ask me this? did i not look busy reading my book? has this ever happened to you? is it cause i'm young and she's old, thus i need to abide by what my elders say? and lastly what's the weirdest command a complete stranger has asked you to do for them?
This morning I was listening to the radio and they were talking about how there is a dating website for any type of person and went on to list several. One of them being disabled people. Somebody else asked if it was for disabled people to find each other or people who were somehow turned on by disabled people. Which caused another of the hosts to sing "She's got leg! She knows how to use it!"
Was it wrong of me to laugh at that? Would you have laughed?
I was helping a friend who speaks English as a second language with her essay about ethnocentrism, and at one point there was some line about "African-Americans". In that context I suggested she use the term "black" instead, and if she wanted to be more general, "visible minorities". My justification is that not all black people are African or American.
Was this good advice? I was also thinking of the term "people of colour" - is that appropriate to use on essays?
(I apologize is this was worded in a way that offends anyone. Please don't fight.)