1. I'm cooking Thanksgiving this year. I have one oven with one rack. I need that for my sweet potatoes and dressing. It's just going to be my fiance and his kids so I was just going to make a turkey breast.
I found a recipe for making it in the slow cooker. (High for 1 hour, Low for 7 hours). I'm a little weary about that though. Will it be juicy? How will it look? Have any of you made turkey breast in the slow cooker? How did it turn out? I've never even made a turkey in the oven before. (x-posted to cooking)
2. If you don't care... will you tell me about your first crush?
Are there any words (in any language) that you just cannot STAND?
(For instance, I hate to hear the word "smooth." It freaks me the fuck out and makes my skin crawl. I have no idea why. But I can't even get within fifty feet of a fucking Jamba Juice without getting a nervous tick.)
I've noticed in recent prom pictures, the girls have started wearing garters under their dresses and taking pictures showing them off like ( Collapse ) Did you do this for your prom, or is this something new? I didn't and neither did any of my friends. Personally, I think these pictures are kind of tacky... :/
I just had something of a realization, inspired by the garter post! I often see people with garters (presumably from weddings) hanging from the rear view mirror of their cars, but I was always convinced when I was younger that they were headbands that you put on baby girls.
So which is it, TQC? Are those garters, or baby headbands? I feel a little sad now. I prefer the thought of keeping your baby's headband. :( IDK. What do you think?
Have you ever thought something for ages and realized later that you were wrong? What was it?
According to Nick @ Nite PSA commercials, families that eat together are 40% happier, and kids who eat with their parents are more likely to get A's and B's in school.
TQC, do you think families that eat together are 40% happier, or do you think that families that are happy are more likely to eat together? Do you think kids that eat with their parents are more likely to get A's and B's, or do you think that A and B students are more likely to eat with their families?
last night i met this guy i kinda liked and i gave him my number. well, i gave it to his friend to give to him because he'd gone off to get drinks and my sister got sick and i had to go take care of her.
so why is part of me hoping to sweet baby Heathus he doesn't end up calling?
have you ever done a double degree? was it hard if you did?
should i do a double degree in communications and new media and business? i'm thinking of starting an online shop and i think it would help. but taking 2 degrees for an online store is sort of...overkill right?
1. What awesome movie should I see this weekend? Why?
2. What should I get my boyfriend's aunt for Christmas? She is about 34 years-old, and the price range is up to $50. Her interests are really different from mine, so I don't really know what to get her. I'd really appreciate the suggestions!
So...a cute chick named AMBER came in the office today and her awesome titties were just staring me in the face. She's always hanging around this 6 ft 7 inch 270 lb gorilla named Chris.....but she REALLY REALLY wants ME? y/y??
what shall i have to eat for dinner/lunch? what christmas cards are you sending this year? have you made any plans/got any ideas what you're going to do next year? holidays, new job, etc? will you introduce yourself?
so a little bit ago my mom asked me what i wanted for christmas. she asked what little things and what wow gift i wanted. (my mom calls the big/expensive gift a wow gift for some reason) and i didn't even know what to tell her. either i really don't want/need anything at the moment, or i'm lacking in the thinking department today.
maybe you can spark my thought process?
1) what "wow" gift do you want for christmas? 2) what other/little girfts do you want?
Okay guys. I am going to Vegas for my 21st birthday! Hooray! I turn 21 on the 12th of February. We will be leaving for Vegas from Ohio at around 6 am on the 12th. So do I go out at midnight for my first legal drink (and be horrendously grouchy/possibly hungover on the plane)? Or do I get enough sleep so I can party all night on the 12th (and miss out on what is apparently a rite of passage around here)?
So, the giant family Thanksgiving dinner that we usually have has been canceled as my parents have announced that they're getting a divorce. Should I make hot turkey sandwiches at my apartment for me and my brothers, or should I go to my parents' house and cook a small dinner for my immediate family, knowing it will be the worst thanksgiving ever?
My hands are cold. Really cold. The room isn't cold and the rest of me is fine. BUT MY HANDS ARE SO COLD THAT IT'S HARD TO TYPE RIGHT NOW. Why are my hands cold?! How can I make them warmer without wearing gloves [which would make it even harder to type :(]?!?! AM I GOING TO DIE?
do you have any supercoolawesome pictures of trilobites? i'm planning my next tattoo, and want to make sure the trilobite i've selected so far isn't merely the third or fifth most awesome trilobite ever. because gosh, that would be embarrassing.
I'm going out 'on the pull' tonight with a friend of mine. She is GORGEOUS. And I mean gorgeous, outrageously so, she makes anyone look like a frumpy little troll if you stand next to her. Usually when I go out I make sure I look nice but I don't really DRESS UP or wear a whole lot of make up or anything. In fact, I usually wear no make-up.
So dya think I should go the WHOLE HOG tonight in attempt to make myself look less stupid standing next to her or just not bother trying and do what I usually do? I'm talking heels & dresses as opposed to flats & trousers and so on.
Confidence boosting tips when spending time with people who are much better looking than you?
1) what does your bedding look like? i have 4 fitted sheets. one is mint green, one is white with polka dots, one is purple with polka dots, and one has old lady-ish flowery patterns on it. my comforter is brown a. how often do you wash it? ill wash one and change them about every week and a half or so b. do you have more than one set of sheets? yes
2) my boyfriend stayed up all night finishing a paper for his class that was this morning. he came home and went to sleep at about noon ish.(its almost 5 now)i dont want him to sleep too late and then have his sleep cycle all fucked up and not be able to sleep at all tonight, so when is a good time to wake him up? now? or do you think i should just let him sleep and not be so concerned about it?
So, TQC, I am beyond bored. My SO left for a week and my other friends are out of town. What are your suggestions that I do tonight that don't involve hookers? Hookers are my plan for tomorrow, dontyouknow.
And what sites do you go to when bored to amuse you? livejournal just ain't cutting it for me right now.
My friend has three kids who each have their own theme rooms (princess, sports, farm). For their Christmas presents I bought fabric that coordinates to their rooms and I was going to make them those fabric bulletin board things where they could put up pictures or whatever. Well, she just posted some new pics on Facebook and in one of them I can see one of those things in her oldest son's room! So now I am trying to figure out what I can make them with basic cotton fabric. I did want to try to make three of the same/similar things. It also needs to be fairly simple since I am only a medium okay seamstress and I have a ton of Christmas things to make so I don't have a lot of time to allocate to these three gifts. I have thought of drawstring bags or pillowcases but I was hoping to think (or for YOU, internet people, to think) of something else cute and fun and easy. Any ideas?? THANKS!
Do people really believe that Celebrities check their MySpace or Facebooks or whatever? Some of the comments I read are like personal letters, like they've known these people their entire life and can't wait for a response to see how their day was.
Does anyone know of any charity pen-pal organizations where you're assigned someone to write letters to, like Soldier's Angels? I need to use up a bunch of address labels, and everyone I know communicates through e-mail, texting, etc.
My friend and I are spending the night coming up with goofy, ridiculous insults to call her ex-boyfriend (he really really deserves it. although none of these are being said to his face.)
So far we have:
Sasquatch, son of Snatchface (his mom is just as horrible) Mammoth Jizz Mr. Yankee-Your-Own-Doodle Kentucky Fried Flaming Douche Cunty McCunterson Orgasmkiller Apeface. Douchey YoDickTasteLikeShit-face.
What are some other awesome insults we can laugh over? (Yes I'm aware this is immature lol )
1. Say you broke your foot and have a cast type thing on. Your toes are left exposed to monitor circulation. It's November and really cold out. A sock can only do so much. How do you keep your toes warm when you go outside?
2. How do you carry something like a cup of coffee or a plate of food while using crutches?
Would you pay $230 for a concert ticket to see your absolute *favorite* band/singer? (Who would you pay that much more?) I think $200 is a lot to spend on an ipod, so me considering buying the expensive ticket means that I really want to go, right?
So, I have a new boyfriend. He just called me, while I was sitting next to my mom, and I said, "Hey, what's up?" Mom scolded me because she doesnt think "what's up" is an appropriate way to start a conversation.
So, TQC, what is an appropriate way to start a conversation with your SO over the phone?
Just an fyi, it wasnt a gangsta "what's up". It was a cute "what's up". And he was just calling to ask me to get online so we could video chat (he doesnt live here).
I'm awaiting a decision from a university as a transfer for Spring 2009. I am 90% I'll be accepted, but I won't know for another 2-3 weeks. If I go to school there, I absolutely want/can afford to get a single bedroom/studio apartment. After a few weeks of looking, I finally found one which seems ideal... But I can't sign a lease until I know if I'm going to be accepted. :/
Would a landlord ever consider holding an apartment? I'd be willing to pay to have it held for the next 2-3 weeks, but I'm not sure if that is appropriate (I've never lived outside of my house/dorms).
Or should I just mention that I'm very interested and hope for the best? :/
So in my community, every time we get 50 additional members, I want to open up posting access to all members for like 2 days or something (currently, only mods can post). Well, every time I've done it in the past, I went to the "Settings" page and checked "All Members" under "Who Can Post", but no one ever posted. I must have gone through this like 3-4 times at each +50 members. Finally, a member messaged and told me that everytime I announced temperary-open-membership, it wasn't open for them. So I went to the members page, and under "Posting Access", none of the members' names were checked besides the mods. Even though I had changed it under settings.
So what's the deal? Do I have to check them all manually or something? I have over 350 members, that's gonna be so annoying.
Apologies for the tl;dr
ETA for those who are confused: Basically, when I change the Settings for my comm to allow All Members to post, apparently it doesn't work because when I look at the members list, the only members who have "Posting Access" checked off are the mods, which is who I normally give posting access to. But every once in a while I want to open posting access to all members. So what gives? Do I have to check off 350+ names manually?
my friend has a cd that's seriously the most random thing ever. it's a ton of bands that she loves from genres on different sides of the spectrum. She calls it her "test" cd; if a potential date doesn't like most of the music, or can't have a discussion about anything on it, he's out of the running.
TQC, what would you put on YOUR test cd?
ETA: I think it's one of the stupidest things she's ever thought of, personally, but the idea is so ridiculous, and TQC has such a broad taste in music, I was curious. Repeat: I DO NOT AGREE WITH HER CD.
I have to bring coffee to my class on Monday. Do I buy one of those big to-go things from Starbucks or Dunkin'Donuts? (Or somewhere else) Is 12 cups of coffee good for 20 people? I'm not the only one bringing drinks and I assume not everyone will drink coffee.
When things are going really badly, do you tend to think that things are going to get worse or are you always optimistic?
You're going to prison for 10 years. You're guilty.
You can bring one of these things with you: -a stick of dynamite -a sack of the best opium in the world -unlimited Rapex condoms -a kitten -an iPod shuffle (you cannot pick the songs beforehand, but someone made the playlist with you in mind)
Why wont the iTunes store let me buy anything? Am I alone? The past few days, I've been getting this error ms "There is not enough memory available. There was an error in the iTunes store. Please try later." I mean, do they not want my money?
Ladies, do you open your mouth when applying mascara?
I've only tried hummus a few times before. Usually I don't like it, but once when I was at a fancy restaurant for someone's wedding rehearsal dinner I tried the hummus and it was DELICIOUS.
So I decided it must be the red pepper in it that I usually don't like (I'm not a pepper fan) so I bought a little container of hummus at the store that didn't have any peppers in it. It said it was garlic, and I love garlic.
Took a taste when I got home...and I don't like it. :( It's too bitter.
What can I do to it to make it taste better? It's a small container, yes, but I don't want to toss/waste it. And I really want to like hummus. It'd be a great way to add some zest to my boring lunches.
If someone smashes your mailbox, should you make a police report? Someone went on a mailbox-smashing spree down my road and we have no idea who did it (we live out in the middle of nowhere) and I really don't know what a police report would do, but the neighbors tell us we HAVE TO MAKE A REPORT.
I am trying to determine how much weight my cat has gained since moving in with me. It is perfectly appropriate/scientific to hold him, then hold my Thanksgiving turkey and say "I'd say he's about 12.5 pounds!" y/y? (The turkey squirms less than he does)
For some reason, I was charged four separate times for my Redbox purchase. I definitely got one DVD there today, but I don't know where the other three charges came from. I sent them an email, and I've been promised an email response within 24 hours. Am I going to have to kick someone's ass?
I'm stressing out about Thanksgiving. I am cooking for the first time. Please tell me your hilarious Thanksgiving follies?
to people who don't have children. are your pets like kids to you? are they a huge part of your life?
what kind of pets do you have and what are their names?
i know mine defiantly are, i just cant understand people who have a pet and just give them away after a while for one reason or another :/ if i had to do that id prob jump off a cliff id miss them so much knowing they where somewhere else without me.
i have a boxer dog named Roxy (aka Winkin, or Squash) also a kitten named Severus, and a big old fat cat named Luigi.