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ETA -- I just found the video we watched (at least part of) in class tonight in class.
I was going to see about staying with my uncle in my college's town for that time but this past weekend he made highly inappropriate suggestions to my sister so now I really have no desire to live with him.
I have no where else to stay here but I have a job here and need that. Last break I was having a somewhat breakdown from homesickness and said job let me find people to work all of my days for the nearly two month period so I could go home (300 miles from here).
I was thinking that I could try to do that again, or if not quit that job, go home, get a full time job work and come back and try to get the original job back. I have no idea and it's worrying me so much I can't sleep.
What would you do TQC?
Have you ever been in a similar situation? If so, what did you do? Did it work out in the end?
(For those that don't know him, or know him only by one of his characters: IMDb.)
If you have, do you regret it? Are you glad you know? Did your insurance turn you down, stating whatever you got tested for is "pre-existing"?
"Sept. 15-An individual in the Campus Center reported a stolen bag with $2,500 in it after it was left on a table unattended. University Police compiled a report."
If you had a bag with $2,500 inside it, would you leave that bag unattended in a university campus center?
Sept. 2-A caller in [freshman] Quad requested to be examined by [university's EMT team] to see if the party was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The Physical Plant Dept. reported that it was only steam from a dryer steam leak. The party was transported to [nearby] Hospital.
Have you ever mistaken steam for carbon monoxide?
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what kind of car do you drive?
Oh and can AE All Access Pass rewards be used more than once? My friend had a 40% off one, and I'm eyeing a $140 jacket...
What is your idea of the perfect relationship?
How about when he was just in boxers for the writers' montage during the Emmys this year?
How about when he was completely naked in Strangers with Candy?
Is Stephen Colbert an exhibitionist?
I absolutely LOVE Dirty Work. Artie Lang and Norm MacDonald kill me in this flick.
What are yours?
Its also John Lennons birthday today. Tonight I will be celebrating with my pseudo-boy, we will drink Irish Whiskey and I get frisky with eachother and I'll be playing some Lennon songs on my guitar and singing my little heart out.
2) What will you be doing tonight in honor of the one who was the Walrus?
3) If you aren't going to celebrate Lennons birthday, do you celebrate any celebrity/rockstar/musician type on their birthday or deathday..just in memory, paying respects and what not?
4) If you had those thin crust spinach pizzas from Trader Joe's, what would you put on them to embelish the already out-of-this-world flavors? Crumbled Feta? Brie? Black olives? KALAMATA? OO..pine nuts!
5) at 11:30pm I drove all the way across town to pick up my friend who was smashed drunk. His other option was to walk a long long way home, which could have got him arrested for being drunk in public. I took him home, cuddled up in bed with him, but couldn't sleep so went home. How awesome of a friend am I? How mad should I be if he doesnt call me tomorrow to thank me profusely and offer to come spend Lennons day with me?
I just walked into the kitchen for a drink and as soon as I opened the fridge a cat face-off started a few feet away from me.
Would you say that the Disney version of Wind in the Willows was a little bit...gay? As in, Toad may have been a homosexual, or at least experimenting with his gender? It's my favorite Disney movie, not in a small part because so much of what they say and do can be taken out of context and immediately becomes comic gold, and I'm just wondering if anyone else sees it too.
Although it is pretty annoying when people over-analyze cartoons, so I apologize in advance.
What's the weather like where you live?
Been sneezing lately?
Bets on whether I'll be the random male? Tagged for a cavity search? My laptop has a sticker on it that says "The internet. All the piracy, none of the scurvy." How much time will TSA waste trying to find all the pirated stuff I don't have on my computer?
ETA: I'm flying out of Minneapolis. Should I poo before I leave, or try to find the stall the politician from my home state used to get himself arrested?
I feel hungry all the time as it is, and I keep putting on weight. I don't want to end up like that Mexican fellow who died at half a ton without being able to lose weight! I'm already 1/12th of a ton!!
(If it involves giving up alcohol or worse, drinking lite beer, never mind I'd rather die.)
Will you respond to this post, and to other comments in this post, with the appropriate icon as your response?
(aka pimp your motherfucking icons!)
What was the single greatest invention between the 20th century and today?
Or if you've got nothing to vent about, is there something you've always wanted to ask a question about but just never got around to it?
So TQC, what do you think about high fructose corn syrup?
Do you try to avoid it?
Do you think it is potentially harmful? Or is it just natural?
Who was the last person you tried to avoid?
Thing to consider: If your relationship goes south, would that ruin your birthday for you for years to come? It would for me.
Edit: This is a question my mom asked me, and apparently she wants to know the etiquette, and whether or not it's appropriate.
If you just dgaf about this question, then why are Target employees such cunts? I went in today and there were 5 guys (employees) at one register, and no one else at any of the 20 others. So I walk up to it, and they're like "6 is open" like DUH!
What does the shirt you are wearing look like? I'm wearing a black, blue and white Killswitch Engage Masschusetts Metal shirt.
Will Farrel is a Christian
There's a novel buried in the yard
Without consulting IMDB or any other source, can you tell me what movie I'm talking about?
What is the earliest you have gotten up for a trip/event?
How early is too early?
Who cant you live without, but cant stand at all?
What does being an American mean to you?
What are some of your favorite acoustic songs?
ETA: I was typing in "craigslist.com" in my browser (we sometimes use the same computer) and his recent searches came up. "Asian", etc. I know he likes Asian girls, so he was actually doing specific searches.
Why do you think you argue that way?
Where did you get it? Are they all pretty much the same thing or do different companies make them better?
Elisha Cuthbert in panties
The black man was pulled to earth by his own genitalia
Without consulting IMDB or any other source, which movie am I talking about?
Pop Tarts lead to a violent death
2. A son sees his father killed
The son avenges his mother by wiping out an entire tribe
Character loses a hand
Without consulting IMDB or any other source, can you tell me which 2 movies I'm talking about?
Tonight, I'm going to rub them with rosemary and garlic and bake 'em.
How long will an UNOPENED back of Circus Animal cookies last?
Will they keep longer if I freeze them?
I have to hoard them while I can, because these delicious cookies are going extinct.
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2) Some friends and I had been talking about renting a house when my lease on my apartment is up in April. Now one of said friends wants to bring his current girlfriend into it, ie have her be a housemate. They've broken up once before. How not smart of an idea could this potentially be?
3) I have a date Saturday and, of course, my face decided it would be nice to break out. Quick fix cures, Dr. Tee-kew-sea?
Edited to spell virgin correctly and also ask about food.
So, what about food?
Or more specifically, what are you eating?
Edited again, the room is tqc
I think that no matter how many centuries pass , it'll always be the same. Only the names will change.
What punctuation mark are you prone to overusing?
What do you like to do to pass the time on an airplane?
If you don't have a zip code, what's your country code or other identifying number?
What strange things do your pets do, that don't seem very pet-like, or are just downright strange?
My dog likes to lick the cabinets in the kictchen, and all of the kitchen chairs. We call it 'helping mommy clean'. My dog also prefers to be carried like a baby. Her favorite treats are blueberries. If we move anything in the house, the cat must inspect it, climb over it, and then groom herself on it. When we put the Christmas tree in, it can really confuse her because she doesn't know what to do with it. My cat also thinks of herself as very dignified and refuses to play, but if there are any flies in the house, she will play with them for hours.
2. What was the last thing you said out loud?
So far I've come up with something about how having cancer saves you so much time in your day, since you don't have to shave anymore, and what would happen if someone you hated shaved their head to "support" you and now you have to be nice to them. I'm also thinking there's a joke somewhere about how good one becomes at vomiting, but I'm not sure how that joke would work yet.
Do you have any ideas, TQC? Just general areas, you don't actually have to write a joke or anything.
I'd be scared of werewolves.
Do you have a funny macro that you haven't seen posted on TQC?
What else can I bring? I do have access to a microwave if need be, but mostly I am running around campus and don't have time to go to my department to use it.
2)If you were to travel back in time 3 or 4 hundred years, what would be the first thing you would try to tell people about what you know about the future?
3)Are you a cunning linguist?
what do you read about in the news? what interests you the most?
what's the most important thing you've done in public? (had sex, been in a play, taken part in a very important speech, etc...)?
what genre of questions are your favourite here on TQC?
I LIVE IN A CITY, TQC. WHEN WILL I LEARN HOW TO WALK LONG DISTANCES IN HEELS? :(
I'm putting together a list of things that get inexplicably lost all the time
Remotes to things!
Have any items you would like to add?
And who the hell keeps taking my chapsticks?
Non serious answers plz.
However, the past couple of years- the more stories i hear about "seniority figures" trying to be all "gawd-like" and ending up acting like blockheads, the more discouraged i feel to work in this field. It seems like only 2 out of the 10 people in this profession are sincere in what they do and they're truly in it for the "right" reasons. I feel like, once i enter in that field - i might be fighting a losing battle; more/less- dealing with a bunch of money grubbing idiots. I don't want to be judged nor stereotyped at the end. I think the number one concern i have that has kept me from entering into this field is the fear of being wrong.
Have you ever felt like this before TQC? What should I do?
Do you say "Yom KIPper" or "Yom Kip-POUR?"
(Yes, I know what the difference is, and why they're both ok/correct.)
I say "Yom Kipper" since that's how my mom always says it. lol.
And have you ever heard someone wish someone else a "happy Yom Kippur?"
I have. Too many times.
Serious and non serious answers both!
Or, if you are not a fan of zombie movies, then why the Hell not?
Eleventh Hour imdb page
Edit: I'm excited because the main actor is Rufus Sewell.
2. out of the jobs you've had, where was the staff easiest to get along with?
2) What is the most creative insult you have ever heard? The worst?
Like when you misplace your phone, you can call it and find it easily.
2. What is the worst thing you've ever lost? Did you ever find it?
We have never stopped talking to each other. It seems to be impossible for either of us to do. I still love him.. and I know he still loves me. We both separatly came to the conclusion that he has bipolar disorder and suffered a manic break. Although he seems to be coming down now, he is still seeing that girl and we are still not "together."
I recently read a book called "What Comes Up" by Judy Eron. Her story of living through a manic episode that her husband went through was so similar to what happened in my life that it terrified me. Her husband ended up killing himself because the depression he went into after his manic phase was so deep.
My brain tells me that I can't stay around and wait for him to get help if he doesn't want it. He is very anti-doctor/anti-medication and even though he admits he's bipolar, he won't admit to me or himself that he is out of control. However, I miss him all of the time. I want him in my life. I feel that I am willing to deal with this illness in the future---but I don't know if he will. When do I put my foot down and say, you can't have your cake and eat it too? Why is it so hard for me to do that already? I'm so afraid of what will happen if I do that... and, everytime I work up the nerve to try, he is always is in such a good mood I can't even try.
Here are my questions: Have any of you been in a relationship with a bipolar individual? Am I just holding on to something that isn't there? Could I really be tricked that much by my heart? How long can I be on this rollar coaster?
P.S. any other good books you can recommend would be wonderful.
EDIT: I'm really not looking for help on a diagnosis here. There really isn't a need for me to fully explain why he or I believe his is bipolar and all of his symptoms. I also really hate feeling like I need to defend him- which is what always happens when I ask for opinions on this subject. No one can know what goes on in a relationship- nor can I pretend to be able to explain it in a livejournal entry. We did not just break up because he wanted to go sleep with another girl-- there were other reasons. I apologize if that wasn't clear. I'm not blind and I'm not just listening to excuses for his behavior. If this wouldn't have had any details of his manic break, if I just would have asked: Have any of you been in a relationship with a bipolar individual? What are the major hardships that you have had to deal with in these relationships? Are there any sources that have provided you with support? I feel that these comments wouldn't have been so harsh.
You've been turned into a half human/half animal mythological creature. What are you?
So, do you think dyslexia is partially a symptom of Western learning, or do you think some countries don't bother to diagnose it and just dub people illiterate, or what?
Where are you from and do you know a lot of dyslexic people?
1. What do you think of the term "african american"? As I understand, it now went out of style and "black" is preferred.
2. Well, how about the word "black", when referring to persons of black african ancestry?
3. Obviously "nigger" is a racial slur and is unacceptable, but it all originates from"niger", which is latin for "black". Thus, in a number of cultures variants of 'niger' are the normal terms for persons of black african origin. In US "negro" used to be the norm and, as I understand, was not insulting. How about now, what do you think of the word "negro"?
4. Russia, for example, used "negr" to refer to blacks; it's not considered to be an insult. What do you think of people in other countries using such variants of "niger"? While speaking their language, do you think they should immediately switch to using a different term when they move to or visit the US?
5. To get a better insight at your answers, of which race/ethnicity are you?
1. I think it's stupid for a number of reasons. a) There are white people from africa. Are they African Americans? b) Should all people in US be termed according to the continent they come from? I was born in Europe, but my ancestors (some 2000 years ago) are from Israel. So should I be a European American or a Middle-Eastern American? I prefer being 'white' when the need arises to differentiate between folks of different skin colours.
2. I think this should be the norm. It's not insulting and it's not silly.
3. It sounds a little odd to me. Probably because of the connotations the word "nigger" has come to bear.
4. I'm not sure re this one. On one had, people should try not be insulting to others, even if they don't mean to be. On the other, folks here should be understanding of other cultures and shouldn't be offended when no offense is meant. Yup, I don't know...
5. Mostly white.. :)
UPDATE: As some of you seem to be taking it as a joke - please don't. I'm genuinely interested in the topic. So if you've got nothing of value to contribute, just ignore the post.
Anyway, now the kitten is running around the apartment and meowing really loudly, two things she NEVER does. This kitten is freaking out. Is this kitten post-traumatic stress disorder? She doesn't seem to actually be hurt, but I can't tell. What is going on/ what should I do?
ETA: My roommate came home, and the kitten seems ok now, it appears her tail is just scraped. If she still seems like she's in pain tomorrow, we're going to call the vet. Thanks!
2. Has anyone here ever studied abroad for any legth of time? Any tips for someone going for the first time?
1) How do you make it so your songs don't all start to sound similar? Is it all about the chord progression or what?
2) Do you tend to write songs that are directly related to things you are going through or feelings you're feeling or have felt etc? Or do you write character songs? (You know like "Boy Named Sue", Cash has a loot of character songs).
3) If you generally write one or the other (personal songs/character songs), do you ever try to write the other or something totally out of your zone? Do you succeed generally or just give up and stick to what you know?
4) Any other tips/tricks you use when songwriting?
Don't their stabilizer muscles get sore?
Do they not wreak havok on city streets by poking unnecesary holes?
Were you impressed?
So what songs should we sing on the picket line? Tongue-in-cheek / non-srs answers welcome, as well as srs labour / protest suggestions. I just want to have some fun with the colleagues while we stagger around in zero-degree weather.
if so, do you think it's as ridiculous as I do that they are billed too disturbing or scary for general release/viewing?
which of these movies have you seen (if any)?
Did you like them?
Are you actually friends with all of them?
Do you friend celebrities on Facebook?
How many Livejournal friends do you have?
Are you actually friends with all of them?
Do you ever purge your friends lists of people you haven't talked to in a long time? If so, how often?
Did you get the sex talk from your parents? How did that go yo?
Whats the smallest length of time you have known someone before you did the 'deed'?
What has the internet ruined for you?
What was the worst field trip you ever been on?
Do you like it? Why do you?
whats your favorite kind of dog?
Back in May, I applied for a job that sounded just perfect for me. I found out about it rather late and faxed my resume in just two days before the deadline. Well, I never heard back from them, not even for a phone interview, and then the start date came and went so I gave up on it. I ended up getting a job at the same company, a lower position with less pay and responsibility, but I liked it okay anyway. I eventually became friends with the person who got the job I had originally applied for (we'll call her A). It turns out that at the time of her hiring, she was already employed by the company and the week that I had faxed my resume in, the HR director was out of town and part of A's responsibility at the time was collecting the faxes. She flat out told me that when she saw a competitor's resume that was better/more qualified than hers, she simply threw it out to better her chances of getting the position. I'm 99.9% sure she did that with mine because, honestly, I am definitely more qualified for the job than she is. I'm kind of fuming, and I guess now the question is... do suck it up and let it go? Do I tell her that I had applied for that job? Do I tell her boss?
Edit: thanks for the advice. I guess I'm just going to keep quiet. It HAS been almost six months and I don't have any evidence anyway. I'll just keep an eye on her... and put laxatives in her coffee every morning. Ha, just kidding.
I waited an hour and my headache still didn't go away. So I ate some food and drank a couple glasses of water and took two more Tylenol.
After another hour, my headache is still present. Wtf? How can I get rid of it aside from smoking a blunt or having a beer?
Also, anyone know any pressure-point remedies that actually work? HALP :(
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What is the one thing that would cause you to panic if you left home without it.
Me.. Lipbalm. I would have to go and buy one immediately.
Are you happy?
1. am I just being silly?
2. what's the last thing that really annoyed you?
3. when someone says "I want to go to the beach" and you inform them that it's going to storm, why do they always assume you're lying? it's dark as hell outside and the weather channel predicts an 80% chance of rain. not exactly beach weather.
Tell me something interesting.
What are some good communities for me to join on LJ?
How about RSS feeds?
I'm in the computer lab of the SUB at UNM.
Why can't I stop sneezing?
How are you feeling right now? My stomach hurts a little bit and I feel like I've got a throat bug coming on.
Should I post the small clip I rendered of this final on Youtube for you guys to see? :O
What is something that you want to buy but cant buy because its so expensive and at the moment you dont have that kind of disposable income because your stupid roomate spent your money on seven apple pies for that party that not even that many people showed up for?
I wanted to gather three other girls so we could each portray one of the ladies from Sex and the City but i'm a college freshman and most of my new friends are not fans !
In my car I have
Which of these issues are you concerned about?
2. Do you like to drive?
3. Have you cut down on driving, lately? For what reasons?
Which is better?
What song never gets old?
Can you recommend for me a musician you like?
What is aching you at the moment you are reading this?
What did you say?
A manager came into work very sick one day. I asked her, very loudly.. "What could be so important to bring you into work today? Do you have to fire someone or something?" Turns out she did, and that person was sitting in the cubicle next to us :S
What kind of cookie did you last eat?
Who would have been your ideal candidate to vote for in this election?(sorry, U.S. centric.)
What band can you just not get enough of lately?
What was the last movie you saw in theaters?
Last night I found out Larry Doby almost bought my grandfather's house.
I did (to see if he was blowing $ on games online) and now feel like a total ass :(
2. Does anyone actually like plain Cheerios? I had to eat them for breakfast this morning and I barely could because they're so BORING AND BLAND EUGH.
I'm doing some research for a work project (I work in advertising) and need some info on recent high school and college grads. If you fit into either category and have a couple minutes, can you please fill out this survey?
Click Here to take survey
and for the people who don't fall into either category or just dont give a fuck:
when someone measures distance in blocks, how far do you imagine it to be? As in... "it's one block up."
for reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_fish
They're 10, 8 and 2.
If you don't like the rain, whats your favorite weather?
I love puddle jumping.
Are you any good at it?
Have you ever seen a name (user or otherwise) of someone in TQC in your Scrabble game?
If you are a heathen and do not like Scrabble, what are you wearing?
This is what I saw the other weekend:
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EDIT: I can't really go down to the bank considering I work only when they're open--by the time I get off work, theyve already closed. :( I obviously cant miss work, heh
So my question is, do you know anything about what this could be? Have you ever known anyone with this issue?
I don't know what to do. Do I go off on this adventure and leave the girl behind and hope the relationship survives or do i say no to a fantastic opportunity?
Edited to remove names.
Do you ever do anything about it?
Do you ever get email indicating that the intended recipient doesn't know their own address?
(Question from here.)
Apparently latenightdrives beat me to it.
What should Bella be for Halloween?
are you happy with that arrangement?
are either one(or both) of your parents the kind that never hesitate to tell you everything you do wrong but when you do something right they don't notice, even if you bring it to their attention?
Do you like apples with *peanut butter on them?
Would you leave how you die up to someone who hates you or a 5 year old you dont know?
Edit: The quiz is cool, but I meant if you actually thought about it.
eta: And what are you doing?