what else besides butter would be a good topping to put on popcorn? i have a stove-top popcorn popper & i want more options! (stuff you can make at home; i know powdered cheddar cheese (like smartfood) is good but i can't powder cheese myself.)
has anyone else seen the duchess of duke street? i'm watching the miniseries(bbc first aired it in 1976) on netflix, and i know the description is boring but it is just marvelous!
(plus, it's full of odd cameos- bridget jones' mother, the weird looking guy who loses the drinking contest to marion in raiders of the lost ark, the horny old major in keeping up appearances, one of the house-servants in ever after, et cetera.)
When I drink out of a cup, I never put my lips on the same place for the next sip. Also, when I eat french fries, I discard one end of each fry back into the pile (when I was much younger I'd throw out both ends, holding it like corn on the cob and eating the middle).
TQCers, it is 5:33am est and for the past half hour, all I have thought about is loaded mashed potatoes. I want them, I crave them, I NEED THEM! I don't even have potatoes and don't want to wake up the whole house by giving in and going to the store to procure said potatoes and making them so that I can them devour them directly from the stand mixer bowl like some sort of crazed animal. D:
What do you want that you can't, in the sake of sanity, have right now? We can wallow in our delicious loaded mashed potatoes suffering together!
Update! As of 6:30am, I nuked a small Lean Cuisine 3 Bean Chili and used it as dip for a handfull of Cool Ranch Doritos (lol, what a fatty!) - it should hold me over until dinner when I have VALID EXCUSES REASONS to make my beloved smashed taters!
Do they really spell the end of your sex life? If you have one, when do you approach the topic with a potential partner? This is all academic for me as it's been seven years since anyone has seen my naughty bits, but I've always been curious. Ever since they started advertising treatments on TV, I've wondered.
I'm making a half-assed attempt at nanowrimo like I do ever year. Thing is, this time I have book-planning software, and it seems to be working. I've got my spec fic groove on. For those of you who write, what do you write?
I'm on the hunt for a new pair of jeans, as I can't find my favorite jeans anywhere anymore :( :( kri kri. I'm looking at, and have a question regarding the fit of, Gap jeans, if any of you have tried them!
Since Gap and Old Navy are owned by the same company, I am wondering:
1. if the sizes are as wonky at Gap as they are at ON? The one pair of jeans I have from ON are two full sizes smaller than what I usually wear.
2. if GAP jeans stretch out/lose their shape as quickly/badly as ON jeans? After an hour or two I have to pull the ON jeans up just so they'll stay on my ass, and I have plenty of ass to hold jeans up normally!!
There is a single thin light blue bar that runs across my computer screen vertically. Can someone tell me what it means? Can someone also tell me how to get rid of it? I'm on a MacBook pro bought in July. I am currently on the Windows XP side of my laptop so I do not know if it is on my Mac side. I have a feeling it is.
Edit: I was finally able to switch over to the Mac side and I can still see the blue line.
Alright, so, I'm 21. I went to a party the other day and ended up making out with my Stage Manager from Halloween Horror Nights. HHN is over, so he's technically not my boss anymore and there's really nothing wrong with it (or him). I had a good time and found it a little exciting.
The kicker is, he's taking me out on a date next week.
Oh, and he's 42.
What's your take on that? Should I go through with it and see where this whole thing leads or is that just too creepy? It doesn't bother me that much, but I've certainly thought about it.
Hypothetical scenario: You meet someone through friends and really get along. You have a lot of common interests and enjoy hanging out. You start to date. They reveal that they have herpes. What do you do?
Same scenario this type, they say they have HIV. What do you do?
Last question: Would you rather be involved with someone who has an incurable STD (but not something that would damage their health otherwise, so herpes as an example) or someone who has been divorced twice and has four kids? YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE.
Okay, you know how some books will have a little seal on the cover to show off that they won a particular award? I'm at my part-time job right now, and was putting books in inventory, when I came across this book that proudly announces it was "short-listed" for a certain award.
1. What are things I can do to distract my rage so that I don't kill my husband when he gets home?
2. How is it that said husband doesn't know how to clean the litter box and didn't notice that SMELL in his room?
3. Why does this shit always happen when he's out of town for the weekend?
Our cat notified me of the litter box problems by peeing on a blanket this morning. I've spent the past two hours or so cleaning my whole house while muttering, "I'm going to kill him!" and "What a fucking moron!". Said cat right now if curled up on my lap being all cute and apologetic.
in a prior coffee post, someone said they wished they liked coffee but they don't. I feel the same about sushi. After gagging on it dozens of times, trying to force my body to enjoy it, I finally accepted that I just don't. I don't need to like EVERYthing.
When you're on the bus do you try to strike up convos with other people? If they move away do you wave and say "Bye!"?
Do you butt into other peoples' conversations? Even if you don't understand what language they are using?
What is your favorite thing made of plastic? How many wooden objects are in your general vicinity?
When you can't think of what to say do you disagree with people just for the hell of it? (I've gotten into many interesting conversations this way when people realized I was just poking at them instead of being truly combative)
How often do you clean your computer screen? Mine has mysteriously collected about 40 smeared fingerprints...
Assuming one perfectly nice sunny day you feel an earth tremor and shortly after all power and communications suddenly go out. Soon ash starts falling from the sky (not real heavy but enough to pile up about an inch or so an hour) and the only thing you can tell is what direction the ash is coming from, lets say north. Driving will stir up more ash that can clog engines and stall vehicles so leaving in your car is out.
I've been meaning to ask this for awhile. It seems many TQCer's have health issues. This post is for the people that have thyroid/adrenal/pituitary gland issues. What's your issue? when did you start having symptoms? how old are you now? What's your treatment regime? anything else you want to add?
TQC, I am going shopping with my mother today. I probably won't see anyone I know, and if I happen to chance on the random person who drove an hour out of town to go shopping where we're going, I probably won't care.
So my question is, should I bother washing my hair, or should I just baby powder the bangs? (p.s. I've done this before and it works).
My SO's parents, without us asking them for anything, mailed us a package full of new winter clothes. We are in a tight financial situation right now, and need a really good way to express our gratitude to them. Besides sending a card (which we are already doing), what are cheap ways to say "thank you" to them?
2) If you do believe in aliens, have they visited Earth?
3) If you do believe in aliens, do they go to Heaven too?
4) What's the best historical romance novel you've ever read (and I'm not talking cheesy, sex-throughout-the-whole-book "romance", something that involved an actual plot and the romance could be secondary to the book)? I really love As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann, probably my favorite book I've ever read.
I'm medically boring. I've never had surgery, never been hospitalized, I don't have any major medical conditions, I've never broken a bone, etc. I don't follow my family's pattern of medical history - My mom has an allergy to milk (they thought she had Celiac's for a long time) and had to have surgery on her uterus just this summer, my dad has heart problems, a few of my extended family has diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
TQC, will all these problems sneak up on me later in life? Am I going to die via a deadly combo of diabetic shock/heart attack/cancer?
My parents are pretty well off, but not overly so. We've never struggled for money, but had to save up for those multiple holidays a year- I feel pretty lucky, especially with the crisis going on at the moment my parents both have secure jobs.
My boyfriend and I are looking to move in together and whilst talking about our finances I was shocked to learn quite how much money his Dad makes. It's quadruple that of my parents put together.
So I was wondering, materialistically- are you set to do better than your parents?
Do you or anyone you know like to sing certain songs in certain situations?
For instance, whenever I even mention that I know a guy, my dad likes to sing "I hear the cottonwoods whispering a song, Johanna, Johanna, Johanna's in loooove..."
And if we're getting ready to go somewhere, my dad will sing "Movin' movin' movin'! Keep those doggies movin'! Rawhide! By rawhide calculatin' my true love will be waitin', waitin' at the end of my riiiiide!"
i can't spend money right now and my boyfriend just recovered from a financial crisis. we're really tired of watching movies online and playing snes. i want to get pretty and go somewhere, but what the fuck can we do while being out of moniez :(
question: what activities do you do with you s.o./friends when you can't spend anything?
Will I be in deep shit if I were to bend the truth a little bit on my graduate school applications? A few of the schools I'm applying to want applicants to submit a resume. For one of my job experiences on my resume, I worked there for 5 weeks, but I'm tempted to say that I was there for 2 months. Are the chances of the colleges verifying this too high to risk bending the truth??
Besides a multi-car discount, is there a way I can lower my car insurance rate? My one car (98) I just realized has etched windows like my newer (06) car....but will they only use MULTI-CAR as a discount? No alarms on any of the cars and I dont want to waste money getting a system put in.
So somebody in the Kongregate room I'm in just reminded me about the old "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie-pop" commercials.
Is it just me, or has the idea of licking one of those things always stricken you as odd too? It's a sucker. You suck it. If you're having the sucker after certain other things, it has the potential to suck back. Nowhere does licking enter the equation.
Have you ever licked a sucker? What things do you eat in an odd way?
I've had a bunch of people say that they cannot feel my presence. Do you feel the presence of other people? Does this mean I have no soul? What was the last thing you tripped over? Did you fall or stumble?
So I went late-night grocery shopping and amongst my groceries was a bag of Kraft shredded cheese (moz, prov, and parm. I arrived home at about midnight and put everything away...except the cheese, which was tucked under a cover of the canvas bag. I didn't notice it until nine in the morning the next day, after which it was hastily tossed into the fridge.
TQC, is it safe to eat? Kraft would have lots of preservatives to keep this cheese edible right? Will I die of some awful cheese-disease?
Will you post links to your profile pages on whatever websites you belong to across the interwebs (so that we can all stalk you)? Your facebook, myspace, last.fm, flickr, deviantart, blogspot, vox, youtube, neopets, etcccc whatever you frequent, wherever you go.
How come my mother insists I call her, gives me a time at which to call her and then DOESN'T ANSWER THE PHONE?? I am draining my phone card because I've called her three times in the last fifteen minutes at the EXACT time she told me to call and she won't flippin' answer!
How many more times should I try to call her before I e-mail her telling her too bad, so sad?
Here is a phrase from a fashion text: "The handbags are in precious leathers with metal details taken from the bijoux, details that are recalled in the design and in the choice of materials on all accessories."
1. "The handbags are in precious leathers" -- it means they are made of "precious leathers"? I've stumbled over the "in" -- does it simply replace "made of" here? 2. "metal details taken from the bijoux," -- in what sense are the details "taken" from the bijoux? Like they chop off a piece of metal from the bijoux?:))) By the way, no bijoux get ever mentioned in the text apart from this phrase, so I am puzzled where "the" comes from...
when i scan a very basic image, say a colouring book page, should i scan it as an image or as a document? if i saved it as a document i could do a screenshot and turn it into an image file later, so i'm just wondering if there is a quality difference between the two methods. thanks! i use an HP printer/scanner, if it makes any difference.
But young Ariphrades is much The brightest of the three: In one respect, at least, he was An infant prodigy. They took him to a lady once Who said that she could teach Him twenty ways of making love At half an obol each: But when she'd taught him all she knew (Or so his father swore), He turned her upside down And taught her twenty more.
What ways of sexing it out making love would have been on the list? I suppose it'll be like the "Top 40" or something... which positions way of making love would you vote to be on the Top 40?
What are the most calories you have burned during one workout session? Using a machine that tells you how many calories you are burning or using a calculator like this: http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc
my mums mac is in "service" being mended. she took it to the geni bar friday & they took it away! when is she likely to get it back? WHAT WILL THEY DOOOO?
why is it SOOOOOOOOOOO cold every single day outside?
do you like oblivion? the game.
oh & i lost the game. www.losethegame.com
1. my mums macbook broke and was put into service friday. something about the hard drive. do you know what they are most likely to do to fix it and when she will get it back? 2. why is it very cold outside, every single day, where i live? is it the same where you live? 3. have you ever played Oblivion? (rpg for xbox & PC/mac)
Let me preface this by apologizing for posting so close together.
Three of my guy friends say I should just come out and ask this dude if I'm wasting my time with him ("because a dude will appreciate your straightforwardness"). Two of my girlfriends say nay to this idea ("because it seems pathetic").
I would like to have kids someday, no more than 2 or 3. I also want to be a foster parent. Do you know anybody who takes care of foster children? Do they also have their own children? If so, are they around the same age? I know sometimes people start fostering after their own children are grown, but that seems really far away. Do you think it would be difficult/problematic to have a household with foster children and biological children who are around the same age?
For those of you with an iPhone or iPod Touch: what are your favourite and/or most highly recommended apps and games (including those not found in the App Store). What do you like about them? What do you dislike?