Please help me, oh great TQC! I'm flying soon, and was wondering if semi-solid deodorant had to be put into the quart size ziplock bag if I want to put it in my carry on, or if I could leave it separate. I've tried calling Southwest to ask, but I've been put on hold and never helped :(
Add: I'd bag it anyway, but I'm in a dorm and don't have easy access to any and would prefer to not have to buy a whole box just for some deodorant.
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Author Stephen King just announced his top 10 films of the year. To keep things interesting, we have removed The Dark Knight from the running, and now we ask: What is your favorite film from this list??
Now that the American fall television season is over, is it me or was this season's shows bad? Bad writing. Bad acting. Bad directing. Even the returning shows such as Heroes and Ugly Betty were worse than usual.
What do you think?
Were there any shows that you thought were brilliant?
(Okay, I admit, Fringe later on became awesome. But it started off bad.)
For our non-American TQC brothers and sisters, what is currently your favorite homegrown show of your country? What is it about?
(Why, yes, I am looking for new shows to watch.)
WARNING: Spoilers for the fall season of American television. Enter at your own risk.
1. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much stuff* would you say you have?
2. How do you feel about that? Have you ever felt like you had too much stuff? Did you do anything to simplify your life? Do the things you own end up owning you?
tl;dr: Lately I feel like I have too much stuff. I'm terrified of becoming the crazy hoarder neighbors that lived down the street when I was a kid. Like, I have these old college textbooks that I can't resell to the bookstore, or sell online, or even give away on Craigslist, but I would feel bad throwing them away because it's books. That sort of thing. (ETA: I'll try the library and goodwill tomorrow. Thanks guys!)
I've been biting my nails for as long as I can remember. The past week I've been obsessing over not biting them because I'm out of school and have nothing else to do. Anyway, several of my nails are looking relatively normal, but since I've never had long or even average length nails, the length is killing me. I spend all of my time staring at them, cleaning under them, and, for the past few days, bending them back and forth. This is causing them to break, though. Please give me your opinions. Should I:
-try to ignore them but keep fidgeting without realizing it and keep growing them, or -clip them off, even though they'll be short, so that I quit picking at them and biting them?
I know this is really silly, but I do want some advice.
My AIM won't connect, and I can't get onto aol.com or aim.com What the fuck, TQC? I have never had this problem before. Why is all aol/aim related crap not working? Can anyone offer me help? If not, can you post the last thing that made you giggle over the sheer amount of geekiness? Comic stuff, computer stuff, so on and so forth.
One of the keys on my keyboard isn't uite up to snuff. In fact it has uit working all together. Can you guess which one it is? Can I fix it? What kind of work-around would you suggest? I am uite perplexed.
My wife and I may be going on a road trip. She has been talking about getting a GPS for the car. I suggested that since we use Microsoft Streets and Trips on our laptop for our maps and such, that we just buy the new version of that which comes with a USB GPS locater and automatically works with Streets and Trips. I don't particularly feel the need to put a GPS in my car, since 99% of the time we're just driving around to the same friggin places. Plus, the one on the laptop would be significantly cheaper (from what I can tell).
My question is: Do you know anything about GPS gadget dealies and who is right? Me for wanting the laptop one or my wife for wanting the car one? Pros and cons of both?
Some of you may have noticed that I'm writing a cookbook, and by some of you I mean: "one or two of you"...anyway. You've all been a real help with picking the best picture to use, thats been great.
ANYWAY- I need more help. I need food testers, people to make my recipes and give opinions, critiques etc..even if its just to say: "that was damn good!". More than anything I need to make sure my directions make sense, I know the food is damn good.
I also need people who are musicians and/or love music and/or just KNOW music who would be interested in writing little blurbs for the book. Its a food & music cookbook and with every recipe will come a little ditty on music of some sort.
Is anyone here interested helping me? Let me know and I can give you details.
Man, I have what can be a potentially stereotypical question but here it goes......
I work with quite a few people who live in India and they like to conference call. What would be some good ideas to be able to get use to the accent and diction so that I can understand my coworkers better?
I think the project manager I was talking to asked me a question as to what would be the best way to clarify an issues and I just answered, "Yes, that would be great." and then hung up on him.
How do you break through a communication barrier with co-workers?
For those of you who watch it, what is your absolute favorite episode of How I Met Your Mother?
Sandcastles In the Sand, just because Barney and Robin officially became canon and the song is awesome. Plus, there was revertigo and Robin, Marshall, and Lily's "parent/daughter" talk after she decides to go out with Simon.
So for my stepmom's birthday we got her a puppy (German Shepard/Huskie mix - she's about 9 weeks old). It has been a long time since I've had to train a dog and I was curious if TQC had any tricks or tips for training a new puppy? Especially one as hyper active as Frida.
If you know nothing about dogs then what is your favorite home brewed coffee?
What celebrity would you like to enjoy an all night sex-a-thon with? Nathan Fillion
What celebrity would you like to have a sit down with so you could pick their brain about politics, world news, etc.? Anothy Hopkinsor Morgan Freeman
What was your favorite subject in school TQC? I personally was always a Math person - so why am I an Art major...
What was your dream job when you were a child? I always wanted to be a "story-teller"
I've got a six-week sabbatical from work coming up next spring, and I'm going to spend much of it traveling. My wife has less time off available than I do, so she's probably joining me for two weeks after I schlep around by myself for 2 or 3 weeks.
Our destination together will likely be Turkey. So before Turkey, I want to go somewhere that meets these two criteria:
A) Adjacent to Turkey, or a short flight away; and B) My wife doesn't want to go there.
Criterion B basically rules out Greece, and tips the balance in favor of Eastern Europe/the post-Soviet world. So I'm considering these two itineraries. Which do you prefer? Third options welcome in comments, but remember criteria A and B.
1) If you're a speed reader and looking at something with somebody on the Internet, do you ever get irritated about the fact that they're three paragraphs behind you? Yes. It drives me up the wall. I want to go on and scroll down, but I can't.
2) Anyone remember the Baby-Sitters Clubs books? Who was your favorite sitter? Least favorite? Yes. It's a tie between Dawn and Stacey. Least favorite is a tie between Jessi and Mallory. I got angry at Mallory for refusing to play volleyball in gym because of the boys. Stupid eleven year old should have realized that that's what the boys do in volleyball.
3) Girls, you hated playing volleyball with the guys in high school gym, right? They'd never let us play and yell at us if we did something wrong. In my gym class, the boys would always dive in front of you to get the ball and never let you have it.
Are most of your friends in the same place in their lives as you? Do you have any friends who are at different places?
For example: I'm a full time student and I work part time, I live at home with my parents. I have friends who have kids and careers and own their own homes. I also have friends who have never worked a day in their lives and futz around in school and get drunk every weekend.
Today I just got searched more thoroughly trying to get in to a county administrative building in a teeny tiny buttsville town in southern Illinois than I have ever been even at an airport, even before an international flight. Is a town of 1000 really that rife with terrorists?
What's the most nonsensical security measure you've experienced lately?
Say you're in a long-distance relationship and you and your partner agreed not to do big, elaborate presents this year. They have been requesting pictures of you for their desk at work and at home, so it lame to take photos for them and frame them and give them for a (insert Winter Holiday Of Your Choice) gift? I can't help but feel it's going to come off as a bit self centered.
is there any reason why i shouldn't get my nose and ears pierced in the same week? i planned to do both this week accidentally and now it seems like it might not be a good idea, lol.
do you want any piercings? which ones? why haven't you gotten them yet? i want my nose pierced and also my nipples. i don't have those cause i can't afford both of them atm. i'd like to get my septum done and also snakebites but it'd overwhelm my face.
Grand Rapids, MI is having a Ball Drop for NYE. Should I go? 'The Plain White T's' are going to be performing for FREE at the event. I can't stand that "Hey There, Delilah" song, but... it's a ball drop, free concert, etc.
Does your city do a Ball Drop? I've always thought it was just a NYC thing. lol
I can never decide what to do for these types of situations!
I have a party that starts at 7:00 on Saturday. I am arriving around 6:00 to help set the table. I am wearing a kind of fancy dress. I know I should probably change clothes once I get there but I don't really want to drag my ruffly dress and necklaces on public transportation (a bus, the Metro and then another bus) across the city...but at the same time I don't want to set the table in my dress and I might want to change into more comfortable clothes later on in the night.
So I should just suck it up and bring my fancy clothes with me, right?
Hugh Laurie (House) has seen a picture of my best friends penis and ballsack --- what's the weirdest news you've received lately?
edit: My friend sent a picture of his nether region to one of his girlfriends who happens to work on the set with Hugh, when she answered his picture message Hugh came over to yell at her about being professional and thus saw the picture she was looking at. His reaction was very blase apparently.
Now, the ceremony is going to be in Spanish. So now we're debating wether to use "hasta que la muerte nos separe" (until death seperates us) or "para no seperarnos hasta muerte" (to not seperate until death). "Until death do us part" means both in English, but in Spanish you can have one or the other.
1)What do you think of countries with no separation of church and state? 2)Do you think it's possible for multiple religions to co-exist in a country where laws are governed by a particular religion? What about multiple denominations of a religion?
Can you help me identify these images? (With actual images included!!) (Since you guys are asking, I need to find out where these pictures came from and pretty much any information I can get about them) ( Collapse )
I'm looking for a small, portable hobby to pick up. I don't have a lot of space, as I'm living in a tiny room in my aunt's house. I'm pretty crafty, and used to making stuff, but I don't have the room now.
How easy is it to teach yourself to knit? Knitting is cool, y/n?
What useful things can I make besides dog sweaters?
For you data people, I have an enormous ugly text file that is space delimited. This normally wouldn't be so evil except that not all of the data set is on one line and it's delimited differently on each line for about 10 lines, and then the pattern starts over on the next data set. Is there anything I can use to somehow pull various parts of this crap in to a spreadsheet? All of the stuff I normally use in SQL needs the space delimiting to be the same from line to line.
Edit: alternately, how much do you think it would cost to pay someone to do this for me? I would love to learn SAS and whatnot, but I'm just an admin and they don't pay me enough to justify the time I would spend on it.
I'm pretty sure my first grade teacher hated me. She told my mom there was something wrong with me because I fell out of the chair. She also accused me and two others of cheating. I don't know the one cheated, considering she was in a different row on the other side and several rows ahead of us. There are other things that happened that made me think she hated me.
I just remembered I had a teacher in high school who hated me. She was one of the computer teachers. We were working on HTML and I accidentally skipped two pages because they got stuck together. I needed help, she came over, and threatened to give me detention for skipping ahead. I was confused before realizing what had had happened. Who gives a student for skipping ahead anyway? Isn't that usually a good thing? I wasn't the only one she hated though. She loved all the popular kids (Cheerleaders and sports players) and loathed the unpopular kids.
A few months ago I noticed I had some white hairs, which I promptly pulled out. Today I noticed I'm sprouting a crop of silver hairs. They remind me of fucking tinsel. They have a different texture than the rest of my hair too. I just turned 21 last month =[ Is this totally normal? Should I just start dying my hair?
My mom never had gray hair, and my dad didn't get any until his 30s.
I have spent the last week attempting to clean out my wardrobe. I'm getting pretty close to finishing, and I've realised that by the time I've actually thrown out/boxed up and attic-ed all the crap which currently takes up the shelves in my wardrobe, I will have a bunch of empty shelves.
What sorta stuff takes up the space in your wadrobe anyway?
If you are not into organising, or are into organising AND baking:
Can you think of a creative way to decorate gingerbread men? Or some other shape I can make out of gingerbread?
Which of the following books should I buy to read on my plane flight tomorrow?
The Joys of Love by Madeline L'Engle Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood A Tree Grows in Brookyn by Betty Smith The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World by Lewis Hyde The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
Or should I save my money and just sleep on the plane?
Can someone who likes to draw explore all genres of art without identifying with any in particular?
For example, say someone who drew beautiful realistic figure sketches was asked by a friend to draw something else for them, such as an anime character, a furry pose, an alien ripping out of someone chest, ect... does that force the fandom label on the artist?
Does drawing anime make someone an otaku?
Does drawing furry art make someone a furry?
Does drawing someone being swallowed whole and eaten alive make that person a vorarephile?
Does drawing a race car for a Nascar fan obligate one to sit in on the next big race and pretend to enjoy it?
Can someone accurately be called something they do not consider them selves to be, based on actions they perform on the behalf of others?
Ok, because apparently Im an idiot with Google, Have any of you ever been scammed? How did you recover? ((and how do I make the rest of this crossed out?))
I just received a call from someone saying they were from Social Security, which Ive just begun to try to get on, but I wasn't aware that the person helping me had put in a application yet (the person said that the app was received online)
So Im kinda worried, it has just occurred to me that I may have just been scammed. Can somebody tell me if this is something going around? The number I was called from was 1 800-254-9489 (if this is not allowed let me know and I will delete) can somebody help me try to find info about it and make sure it was a legit call? If it wasn't what are my options???
Every so often a few numbers call me incessantly. Particularly after I put my number on the "no-call list." Lately a 201 number has been calling me 5 or so times a day. I looked the number up and a bunch of people were complaining about it.
i work at a dance school and i can't do any work without my boss here. she's a little flighty, so she may not come in at all. i've been here for an hour and a half.... should i just leave? (she probably wouldn't even notice)
if i don't leave, what should i do? i was thinking post-it flipbook, any other ideas?
say you were dating someone (a guy) for roughly 6 months that you talk to regularly (every day or two) and the last time you heard from them was a text saying "i'm driving my dad to bridgewater" on friday night. you have called and texted him to see what's going on/because you want to hang out, but they haven't responded at all. what would you think is going on?
Why does no one watch Farscape? Why have they never even heard of Farscape?
I understand it's not the best sci fi show ever, particularly early on, but it does have many good elements (many non-humanoid aliens, good series progression etc.) and it's not as bad as Stargate, which still gets it's share of sci-fi cred.
I found a recipe online a couple of months ago that was for chicken breasts. You rolled the chicken breasts in sour cream and then in crumbled-up Ritz crackers and then put them in a baking dish and baked them - you may have done something else, but I can't remember. I can't find the recipe online anymore - my question is, does anyone either a) know where this recipe is or b) know what temperature/how long to cook chicken breasts? My mom had a really hard day at work and so I don't want her to cook tonight.
ETA: I think I'll improvise on the recipe thing. How long and at what temperature do you cook raw chicken breasts for?
tonight is chinese food night, but i don't want chinese food. my husband offered to pick up anything from a fast food restaraunt on his way home from picking up the chinese food. but i don't know what i want!
what should i get? choices include: KFC, McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, SaladWorks, that fish place, and Checkers.
bonus points if you can suggest something delicious from the place you suggest.
do you have a blu-ray player? are you pretty excited about it, as a format? or do you think it's bullshit marketing by an industry that wants us to replace our movie collections every few years so they make money?
I am looking for an entry made by someone I believe about a week ago on here. I have looked, and cannot find it. Somebody posted saying something along the lines of "Would you be scared if you saw this?" and the "this" was a link to a page of this trippy design screen saver. It was all different colors, and a crap load of pics posted together, with rings spinning. I think there was a guys face in the middle(?) Anyone have the link for this page, or to the entry? Hopefully this is descriptive enough to ring a bell with someone.