My friend David is staying on campus for thanksgiving break. Which basically means hes all alone in the dorms for over a week. The campus is a ghost town, theres very few ppl there. He has no money and no transportation.
What can he do to amuse himself? He's been going crazy just watching movies and listening to music..
Any fun sites you know of? Or ideas to keep him entertained?
i bought a new stephen king book today called just after sunset. i'm broke and christmas is coming up and i realized that i should save the book and give it to my dad for christmas. do you think i could get away with reading it first, or is that a scummy thing to do? you can always tell when a book's been read.
ive googled this to death, but can't find the right recipe.
does anyone know the rice krispie recipe that involves melting butterscotch morsels and adding it to peanut butter and the krispies and then you refrigerate?
i'm not sure if there are any other ingredients involved, i never made this myself i only remember watching as a kid. all the recipes i've found involve corn syrup and brown sugar, but i don't remember those coming into play.
your thoughts on capote? especially the non-fiction novel "In Cold Blood"
I can't believe I'm posting it since I always hate these questions, but... Lately I've been remembering a movie from my childhood, so it would have come out about 12-17 years ago. It takes place during the second world war (I think). There's a woman and a man who are in love, I think she's a spy (or German) and he's an American soldier. Initially he dislikes her or pretends to. The few scenes I remember are one in her appartment. Some police men or soldiers come in to her appartment and she hides behind a thing where you change. She goes into a hole in the floor which connects to the laundry shoot, and she looses her grip and falls into a pile of laundry. The other scene I remember is the end and he carries her, and she's either dead or dying and while he carries her across this army perimeter they shoot him, but he doesn't stop carrying her, until he can no longer and he falls to his knees.
how long after giving a guy your number should you wait until you should figure he's not going to call?
both my friend and me gave our numbers out last night and now that it's been 24 hours she's all, "omg wut why didn't he call today" and i'm sitting here going "umm give him a few days or a week, dude." and she's telling me i'm too laid back about it.
my neighbors are blasting that song "liquid dreams" by that original "making the band" band, though the name escapes me. really people? it's 2:24am.
what should be their punishment? /revenge? i'd just call the cops on them and complain but i don't even think they're in there, they're not making enough noise with their voices, they're probably at the bars.
USA HOME BUYER TYPE PEOPLE: I'm looking at buying a new home in NC. So its like buying a car. You don't pay the sticker price. What percentage do I offer? 75%? 80%? 85%? Its a buyers market right now and I want to cash in!!!
I've been out of the dating scene for almost four years now. Where do I start to get back into it? Last time I dated was in college where it was much easier to meet people. How do I go about this besides the obvious online routes? And how do I get past the casual dating aspect? I want something long-term because I hate casual relationships. I also hate the whole getting-to-know-you part because it's farking awkward.
LJ hasn't been emailing me some of the comments people make on my LJ or in communities. Anyone else having this issue? I've never had this happen before (that I know of).
Has anyone ever lived on the first floor of an apartment complex? Did you feel any less safe than a higher floor? Any horror stories?
What's your favorite meal to order at your favorite restaurant?
I am so bad at telling people that I don't want to share certain information with them. I feel like it's rude, but at the same time I know that I have a right to privacy.
I told my landlord last night that I was moving out and she asked me where I was moving. Then when I told her where she asked me which specific part. I told her, and then she asked me where I knew the person who owns the place from. I know these aren't extremely invasive questions but I didn't want to tell her, because really, it's none of her business, and I don't want to convey that I'm on friendly terms with her, because I can't stand living here.
But when people ask you personal questions, how can you nicely tell them that you don't want to answer without them asking why?
you know how people are always like, "Babies are beatiful!" and they're blessings and all that stupid gushy crap.
who doesn't immediately find babies to be ~beautiful?
in general i find the little freaks to be quite ugly. i don't get the fuss. obviously there are good looking babies but they are few and far between, and even when they are i don't really ~get it~. i mean, they're not puppies.
Help! I'm going to visit my best friend today, I haven't seen her for over a year. Her birthday was two days ago, but that is something I can deal with. The problem is her daughter. As Nika is my almost-sister, I see her daughter as my niece. But I'm absolutely lost around children. When she was younger I always brought a small gift for her when I visited. But now I'm lost.
What can I give to a 7-8 year old girl aside from sweets?
I need some drinking games + RULES to play with 6 people.
And I need some things to put in a treasure hunt that couyld be done in a small scottish university town on the most notorious drunken day of our calander (St Andrews and Raisin Sunday if you're interested). I'm thinking of making three categories: Collect this (e.g. a glass), Take a picture of this (e.g. a policeman) and Find out this (e.g. the price a certain drink in a certain pub).
i'm leaving in about an hour to go to my friend's house and watch the broncos game. i just oftered to bring lunch (something fast food or from the grocery store, no cooking) for four people. where should i go? what should i get? i'd like to spend no more than like ten bucks.
are you surprised by the most played song on your itunes?
i just looked at mine and i thought it would be this Sunset Rubdown song but it's "Nantes" by Beirut and i was like "wut." on my old computer/my ipod it's "Minha Galera" by Manu Chao. and while i do love that song that, too, made me go "wut."
BONUS QUESTION: today is definitely one of those days where i could burst into tears at any moment and there's no way i'm PMSing since i just had my period. what's a funny book to go look at at Barnes and Noble before work?
i leaned on my pen and got a black stain on my brand new jumper!!! i used this pen thing that removes all stains and it says wet the area of the stain and then wash straight away so i put it on and then put my jumper straight in the wash by itself!! now i'm quite worried because i don't know a lot about washing clothes and i've never washed something on its on before so will it be okay to be on its own?!!? eek i'm scared because i love my jump!
p.s i phoned my mum and she said it would be fine too so fingers crossed!!!!!!!! thanks guys!!
My mom wants to get a new puppy. However, she plans on purchasing from a puppy mill. How do I go about explaining to her that this is not the best way, and how do I introduce better alternatives if she has her heart set on a specific breed? I already tried and failed because my explanation skills are nonexistent.
So, TQC, I've just found out that it's extremely likely that I have Hashimoto's thyroidsis. I'm fine with that; it means I can get some help, woo! However, during the past year or so when I've been deteriorating badly, this has included a whole host of mental problems which have caused a lot of trouble in my relationships with my friends. We've been taking a break from talking, but now that I know what's wrong, I'd really like to get in contact.
The question is, how do I bring this up? "Oh yeah, I was kind of a wreck/jerk, but it's cause I was sick"? I feel like I should bring it up, because I think knowing why I was acting that way and that something is being done about it is good, but how do I do that?
If you don't care about the above:
What should I bake for a housewarming party?
Also, for those of you that have lived in efficiency apartments, do you have any decorating advice?
So I finally grew a pair and told a boy last night that if this wasn't going anywhere then we need to stop screwing. He essentially said he doesn't do LDRs (he's going home for winter break for a month an hour?! away from where i live, pussy). And today I got stalkerish and checked his friend's page and he's apparently very distraught over what happened. WHY ARE BOYS SO DUMB?
What's the dumbest thing a boy (or lady) has done to you lately?
10:06 PM 11/21/08 · I watch an unholy amount of television. If episodes are in the same timeslot I watch some while I tape the others. I like to think most of them are good, some are damned good, but there's a few that're just kinda okay by my standards.
Why do people become offended when I say there is a homosexual agenda? ("fucking idiot" was the last term I heard)
It's pretty clear that anyone lobbying for or against something has an agenda. Clearly not every homosexual has a clear-cut, active agenda, but it is ridiculous to entirely deny that there is a movement promoting gay interests.
EDIT: Why should it matter if the word has negative connotations? It's still accurate. Nobody gets upset if you point out that Christians have an agenda, or vegans, or NARAL, or any other group seeking to enact change.
1. Are there any words that you tend to overuse, particularly online? If so, what are they and do you make a conscious effort to use them less?
2. If someone makes a post which needs more information or clarification, and lots of the commenters indicate that by asking questions, how do you tend to feel when the OP doesn't answer any of the questions or provide any additional information?
I'm relatively new to Flickr and though I've looked, I haven't found what I'm looking for.
Is there a way to set it up so that if anyone leaves a comment on one of your pictures it'll e-mail you, like LJ does? Or if someone comments after you on a discussion/thread it'll e-mail you, like Facebook does?
My cat stepped on the keyboard of my laptop a few minutes ago, and now my Page Up/Page Down buttons don't work. It'll page down, but as soon as I take my finger off the button, it jumps back up to the top of the page. And the Home and End buttons don't work, either. I can use the arrow keys to go to the end of the page, but I want to be able to scroll using them. Any suggestions? Should I throw the cat out the window for breaking my laptop?
My Dearest TQC, How long should I pretend to do homework before I go take my dog for a walk? Both of my parents have yelled at me oodles for not doing homework, but they don't seem to understand that I am physically incapable of doing so while there is daylight. All I have is a project that'll take two hours tops, which I want to do after dinner so I'll fall asleep easier. Plus, my doggie seems sad and needs a bath anyway.
If you could live in or visit any "fantasy world" of your choice, where would you go?
"Fantasy world" being someplace that someone has already thought up and the idea is fairly known. Like Middle-earth, Neverland, Halloweentown, Narnia, City of Ember...or whatever other places you can think of.
Me, I'd definitely go to Middle-earth or Neverland. But I'm curious to see what others come up with.
I'm going to make my family dinner probably Wednesday night, maybe on Tuesday, because my sister is coming home from PA Tuesday. I'm making Mushroom Steak 'n Linguine. It's basically linguine in a white-ish sauce, topped with some red pepper, a little spinach and thin strips of steak. I plan on serving it with slices of crunchy, toasted bread.
What else should I serve it with? Do I even need to serve anything else with it? What about appetizers/desserts that would compliment this? Drinks?
1. Which tastes worse, fat free shredded mozzarella or full fat soy cheese?
2. What's one task around the house that you would pay someone else to do if you could?
3. Presidents (and their wives) often bring about style trends, like the Ike jacket, Barbara Bush's pearls, or JFK's hat and his wife's general aesthetic. What's one style trend you want Obama to bring back?
Is there some safe for work sites I can spam these other email addresses with? I keep getting random junk and emailing each fake address would not work! My email company has no filter system - just sends it to a folder. Ive even hear of website that can block emails on your email server - yet- its just web based mail. I want to spam them back....... not its NOT yahoo, or hotmail or.....gmail.
1. Has anybody gotten their Free Dr. Pepper yet? I just tried, but the site is slower than molasses, surprise surprise.
2. For those of you with big extended families: do you draw names for Christmas, or are gifts just for immediate family? My family draws names for individuals, and then everybody gets something for my grandparents.
3. I started college full-time, which means I don't work as many hours, and we had to put both cars in the shop this week. When [family member that draws my name] asks what I want for Christmas, how tacky would it be to ask for *Blue Vest Place* gift cards so we can get groceries and necessities for the house?
I'm making a package to send to a marine and I'd like to get it sent out no later than Tuesday. I cannot send any alcohol, tobacco, pornography, perishables, or liquids. I can send non-perishable foods and beef jerky has been recommended. Other than beef jerky what kinds of foods should I send? What types of non-perishable food would you want if you were a marine?
I've been looking around at different websites for suggestions, but I want to send something ~special~ like something they would really like/probably don't get that often. What should this item be?
I'm off on Thanksgiving, but the place that I work at is still open. (cough cough Wal-mart cough cough) My family is so dysfunctional and I want to avoid them. Should I go in to work and make time and a half to avoid them? Or just suck it up and spend some good 'ol dysfunctional family time?
Have any weird family members? Care to tell us about them?
(I have so many! My brother pees in water bottles because he's too lazy to go to the bathroom at night and keeps them in his room. I last counted 15 piss bottles...He's 19, too.)
What kind of hairbrush do you use? If you use boar how is it different than man-made material?
Did anyone ever gift you with a really nice hairbrush/comb set?
Have you seen the the brushes with the gel grip handle? What do you think? I think they're too squishy and my hair would probably stick to the gel and get yanked out which is why I quit using soft rubber handled brushes.
I was looking for an online pic of my hairbrush to make this post and found this hairbrush compact and a vibrating hairbrush. Mine is the purple one.
My boa got out of his cage yesterday and after much searching he hasn't turned up.
He can't have gotten out of the house (there is only one door and it's winter so all the windows are closed and the screens still whole). We have no duct work for him to hide in and he's too big to fit in any drains/toilets. We also don't have a basement or any open walls/ceilings.
I've run out of ideas. He's not going to come out for the smell of food, he doesn't come when called. And the cats and dogs aren't avoiding any area in particular.
Why do you like the Twilight series? Srsly, guys, srsly. The books are just badly written. They are about sparkly vampires. Really? And Bella Swan is so clearly an author avatar. It's like fanfiction! And not particularly good fanfiction at that. I'm always so baffled by people who I normally consider to be reasonably smart but love these books. And for what it's worth I did read the first book before going on my mission of Twihate.
A little while ago I read a story from some link that someone posted. It was by some famous poet lady and it was something like five very short stories. I don't remember much but the first part went like:
My best friend and I met at Kindergarten orientation-now we are still BFF4EVA and nearing 30. Ever since I could remember every time we went to the mall we would pick up a cheesy "Best/Friends" necklace from Clairs/Icing and that would break maybe three days later and the cycle would continue. Now that we are "big girls" I want to get us a real piece of jewelery with the same concept. Do you know of any jewelers that have real gold/diamond "Best Friends" necklaces?
We're going on a two week road trip over Christmas/Hanukkah and New Year's from L.A., to San Francisco, up to Seattle, down to Portland, back through San Francisco, and back down to L.A. Anyone have idea of things to do/see/eat in any of these cities [or random stops along the way]? We're especially looking for quirky maybe off-the-beaten-path kinda places. Restaurants? Museums? Strange tourist attractions? Odd eclectic inns? Help!
Is anyone else keeping up with the "larvae breast" issue on PostSecret? Do you think the picture should stay or be taken down?
If you're curious, go to PostSecret.com and you'll see. I'll warn you now, though, the picture has become a controversy for its graphicness and MAY SCAR YOU. :D (Apparently someone threw up when they saw it, someone else said it'll haunt their dreams or something...) I'm sure some of you have seen the picture before, though. This is the first postcard since I've been watching postsecret that's become such an issue.
1. When was the last time you wanted to smack the hell out of someone?
2. Are there any ongoing (preferably funny, but I'm not picky) anime/manga series with fairly active fandoms that you can recommend? I have a month long winterbreak coming up in a few weeks and I'll need something to watch/read at 4 AM instead of cramming. I already know of Naruto, KHR!, and D.Gray-man.
Do you ever look back on things you've written in the past (journal entries, essays, stories, ~poetry~, whatever) and just LOL?
I just found a short story I wrote when I was a freshman in high school, which got submitted to the school literary magazine my sophomore year. (I was in the lit club my freshman year, and part of that was looking through all submissions anonymously [the author's name was omitted] and voting yay or nay. My story got voted in that year, but got voted out by the stupid principal for CONTROVERSIAL CONTENT. lol. I was a bamf.) Anyway, it is so full of clichés and it is just AWFUL and I am never going to be a writer.
I'm trying to work on a photography portfolio, but the Kodak Picture Paper I got seems to muddle the colors and blacks/whites of my photos. If there a special paper out there that's more sensitive to the gradations of light and dark, so I don't end up with fuzzy and overly-dark prints (especially B&Ws)?
And no, the images themselves are not faulty - they print out just fine on standard printer paper. I'm just seeking a photo paper that's up to snuff for accurate presentation of portraits. Advice?
i just had sex and my boyfriend came and pulled out but the condom stayed inside of me (but it was still hanging out a little) but some cum got on/around my vagina. he was behind me so i couldn't really see what happened.
What is a creative and aesthetically pleasing way to display Christmas Cards? I don't have any counter space or a mantle. I would love to make a tree out of it somehow but no idea how to. Ideas/suggestions?
Do you believe in karma? I owe this "friend" a little bit of money. When I borrowed it I was in a bad position financially and he told me not to worry about paying it back anytime soon. I have some money now. And when I asked him for an address to send a check to he and I chatted, and he confessed to making a "hate me" website because (and I quote) "he was a bad person". (backstory, a year ago I was directed to a site by a friend, with pictures, my addresses, phone numbers, LJ, emails, aim names, facebook, myspace, EVERYTHING I am on in the web. It destroyed me and caused so much stress. I had to change everything). I've had a rough year, and I'm trying to do everything I can to get rid of bad karma (pay people back, help others, be better). I've been wanting to pay him back to even out my karma. Now, I've talked to three people about this. They all say I should screw it and not give him back his money. That this is his bad karma for the pain the website cause me. I don't know. What do you think? Even if you don't believe in karma, do you think he deserves his money back?
1. How can I make Hotmail send me LJ comment notifications again?
2. If you really don't want to tell someone something but feel it is best you do, how do you go about that? Is it easier to write a letter? Do you think the format of a letter when unnecessary is perceived negatively?