My mom is looking for a doll called a Baby Pinkie doll. She got it in the late 60's/early 70's from a catalog (Montgomery Ward, Sears or J.C. Penny, she can't remember which). I've tried Amazon, Ebay, and general Googling with no luck. Have any of you seen these or remember them? Do you have one you'd be willing to sell? Halp?
will you recommend a movie based on someone's taste? i have to buy a secret santa present tomorrow, and a movie would be easiest but i don't know what to get her.
she says her favorite movies are: Any and all John Cusack movies, Adaptation, A Fish Called Wanda, The Blues Brothers, Burn After Reading, Choke, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Donnie Darko, Edward Scissorhands, Garden State, Hard Candy, Hot Fuzz, Into the Wild, Just Friends, L.I.E., Little Miss Sunshine, Lost in Translation, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Outsiders, Ray, Requiem For A Dream, Schindler's List, There Will Be Blood.
Anyone have any recommendations for locks that could easily be installed in a bedroom door? Preferably something with a key, and it'd be better off if it was something that'd be installed in the door, rather than a padlock. Brands, types, anything?
I am currently in my computer room/guest bedroom/media room place. We have 4 cats and therefore 2 litterboxes, which used to be in here, but were moved to the hallway during a guest's stay and I liked them there so I kept them there.
I think the room still smells like litterbox. Not necessarily cat funk, but it just smells... off. I've tried keeping the windows open, I've tried leaving an air filter on all the time, I've tried burning candles, I've tried scrubbing the floors (they're laminate) and the baseboards, febreezing the hell out of the mattress on the guest bed, etc...
TQC, what can I do to make my computer room/guest bedroom/media room place not smell so ...off?
TQC, can you please give me suggestions on what to get my best friend for Christmas? She really has no specific needs or wants, and I can't think of anything off hand, other than a Starbucks gift card, and I have no desire to get her something as lame as a gift card. She already has a ridiculous amount of movies, books, and pretty much everything else I could think to get her, so now I'm relying on you for help. What in the world should I get my bffl?
If it helps, her sister is a hooker, and her dad is a dealer's middle man, so she's already got the in on hookers and blow. (no, this last part isn't true. i was simply trying to beat all the "can't go wrong with hookers and blow!" answers to the punch. what kind of bffl do you people think i am!?)
what should i do today? some unique ideas please or just anything really fun. im going to see valkyrie with a few friends, thats all i have planned and i feel so lame i cant come up with anything else.
This is for the waitstaff, or any who can pretend they are.
Would you prefer to have no customers and spend time with your family/friends/etc on Christmas Day, or would you prefer to serve customers that would tip you generously (90 on a 10$ dinner, or 200 on a 50$ dinner, as examples)?
Story: currently have to wean off of medication and haven't slept in the last twenty four hours. Have checked email and friends list about 20 times, cleaned the house from top to bottom, mowed the lawn, drunk two litres of water. Am in the process of installing Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines if I can find my stupid CD key. Last resort is the Sims and that's not something I want to do.
Writers out there, when you're stuck for material or just need to get your quota for the day do you use prompts? What kind of prompts do you fall back on? Do you make or have a list? Or just look around you?
My oven caught on fire yesterday. I totally didn't notice, even though I was at the sink with my back to the oven giving my son a bath. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD, HUH? It was either the element or like, something on the element (which kind of makes me want to throw up, ew).
Every so often she has this weird rattling/vibrating noise when she breaths! It happens all the time! Please help! What should I do? I've never owned a cat before! Please don't let her be really sick :(
-Best small point-and-click digital camera that isn't insanely expensive? My biggest stipulation is that it HAS to have a VERY SHORT delay between when I push the button and it takes a picture (my current one seriously takes like 20 seconds and it drives me crazy).
-I live in a condo, and in our basement there is a big bulletin board that houses notices about the building. Yesterday someone printed off and posted one of those "Save the Christmas Trees!" emails. I think it's obnoxious, how should I show my disdain for the Jesus freaks? (srs & non-srs appreciated. I explained what I mean in a reply to the first comment)
About the only time I'll go to a bar is when a good local band is playing. "The Bourbon Knights" (they describe their genre as "pirate swing") are playing tonight at a local establishment. I've seen the band on previous occasions and they are AWESOME. (like a musical version of "15 men on a dead man's chest, yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum" Even though many of the band members are older, they are VERY popular with the college crowd. The bar where the band is performing is a college bar, rarely frequently by older people. I'm 56, slim, smile pleasantly, and don't hit on the ladies (I've been married for 28+ years). (My wife does NOT like loud music or crowds, and is ok with me flying solo) I read in LJ all the time stuff like "OMG, this guy old enough to be my DAD actually LOOKED at me, the PERV!" So, LADIES, what's the proper etiquette for an older guy to enjoy a show and not be accused of all sorts of malfeasance?
Have you ever met someone that kept saying a word or several words improperly?
The other day at the lab I work in, we had a delivery of several kilograms of compound. While we attempted to track down who the heck ordered so much, the delivery person kept referring to the shipment as "samples" or "antibiotics for clinical trials." I wanted to correct her & ask her to please stop using those phrases because it was confusing everyone who was trying to figure out what the compound was for, but I felt like it would be rude. I fail at confrontation. :'(
When faced with this situation, do you correct them or do you just let them keep going and hope that they stop?
So my mom keeps getting these phone calls on our house phone that are REALLY annoying. Basically I answer this phone and a woman that barely speaks English butchers my mothers name when asking for her and I say she can't come to the phone may I take a message and then they go into this whole "do you want free money from the government blah blah blah" and I'm like I'm sorry karen isn't home this is her daughter can i take a message and just now they just hung up its happened 3 or 4 times over the past week, has this happened to anyone else? I really want them to stop calling its freaking annoying.
i just bought a shiny new stainless steel microwave as a for-everybody-in-my-family's-house gift. i'm super excited because we've had the same microwave my whole life and i know everyone will appreciate it. what AWESOME gifts are you itching to give away?
what was the last good book you read?
what was the last horrible book you read (or started to read)?
I'm trying to write an email to my future roommate in Germany. I kept what I don't know how to say in English. Can anyone suggest possible translations or see any problems with it? "Hi, ich bin Jillian. Ich werde Ihre neue Mitbewohnerin sein. Ich habe ein paar Fragen. Gibt es wireless Internet in der Wohnung? Wie viel kostet es, das Internet im Internet Cafe zu benutzen? Gibt es andere Information, die ich wissen sollte? Ich freue mich schon, zu kommen!"
Anything I should add? What do you think I should know before I go?
EDIT: how would I ask if she prefers "Sie" or "du?" Here's what I have so far: "Möchten Sie lieber "Sie" oder "du" zu geheiβen wird?"
My grandmother invited the son she hasn't spoken to in six years to her house on Christmas Eve. Nobody really talks to him, and he hasn't been around. My grandma had three surgeries and he never called. My mom holds grudges and is still mad at him.
If he shows up, this is going to end badly, isn't it? I told her that, but my grandma doesn't think it will.
Edit: My grandma isn't telling my mom and her siblings that he might be showing up until the last minute if that makes a difference.
1. i rarely go on my facebook so it's all awkward to me... but the one thing that i keep wondering about, which may seem really stupid, is... what is the etiquette for "poke"? are you supposed to keep poking each other back and forth? or is it rude to not poke back?
my crush's friend keeps poking me to be friendly i guess, and i don't know him very well, so naturally i overthink things cause i don't want crush's friend to think i'm either obnoxious or rude... lol. *hangs head in awkwardness*
2. would you rather have steak or enchiladas for dinner?
Its SATURDAY. Its my day to sleep in. Especially since I didn't go to bed until after 4. WHY did my coworker think it was appropriate to call me at 8 something in the morning?! I've had a headache ever since I woke up and have only been able to take a 30 minute nap.
Does it ruin your day when someone needlessly calls you too early? I like my sleep, dammit.
Do you prefer to give your pets "people" names, or cutesy names/random nouns and adjectives/etc.? If you do give them "people" names, do they tend to be fairly common ones, or do you go for unusual or historical names?
I don't like posting holiday questions as there is always so many but this time I give in...
(If you celebrate Christmas..) How does your day go? We usually get up adn open our gifts, have breakfast, watch tv, dinner and then have a few drinks. Going to be slightly different this year though.
If you play board games or whatever, any recommendations? We have the Glasgow edition of Monopoly which I am dying to play but I'm a bit worried its going to be a bit too complex for my mum who has memory/concentration problems. So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
My friend is borrowing my computer in about an hour. I don't want him to have access to everything, so I put a password on the admin account and no password on the account I want him to use. However, no matter what options I've changed, turning on my computer automatically logs into admin. Someone help? I have very limited internet access right now (on my phone) or I'd google it. Sorry!
lupinlover and I thought of designing Easter-themed cookie cutters. One of them would be hands with a hole in the middle, that you could then decorate around the hole with red icing or sprinkles. Do you find this idea more disgusting, funny or sacrilegious?
Have you ever had your teeth bonded? If so, do you remember how long it hurt after it was done?
I broke the bottom half of my front teeth..they were bonded on Monday, but I'm still having a hard time eating with those teeth and pretty much even touching it with my toothbrush hurts. The dentist said to wait "a while" for the pain to go away. Just curious how that worked for other people..
And if you can't answer that question, what are you excited for the most in the next month?
It's already 3 pm and I have done absolutely nothing all day. I stayed home yesterday because of illness, and I'm still recovering today. I've considered the day a wash, but I can't for the life of me remember what I used to do when I had free time.
How should I spend the rest of my day? What things should I do?
1. I am in a style rutt. I like my makeup and hair and clothes, I'm just super bored with it and feel ugly. what are some things that you do to kick yourself out of style depression?
2. I am considering buying a subaru forester because my car sucks and its a good little suv for winter. are there any cars simular to it that don't look so momish? 4 wheel drive and sturdy but not way pricey?
3. I hate winter, but I want to make the best of the weather. what is your favorite winter activity to do in the snow?
I'm watching Bruce Almighty and Jim Carrey's character is a reporter and he was doing a spot about a local bakery who was out set the the world record for baking the largest cookie. The baker picked his nose on camera and wiped it on the counter. In the next scene, everyone was eating the cookie.
So, the chick who plays Elliot on Scrubs is hawking some sort of "panties that won't ride up".
Is this a common problem? With the prevalence of thongs in today's society, are panties that ride up a real issue? I've been using regular ol' panties my entire life, and I've never had a problem with them riding up. Does that mean there's something weird about my butt? I mean, other than the fact that it's the size of a small whale?
What kind of panties do you wear? For the menfolk: boxers or briefs?
Dock Ellis died. You possibly aren't familiar with the man. He was a major league baseball player, most notably for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was possibly most known for throwing a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in June 1970 while under the influence of LSD. He was not normally such a superb player. Did LSD improve his playing for the day? Should all baseball players be forced to take LSD before a game?
I just started going to a weekly free yoga class about a month or two ago. The yoga teacher lives outside of the city and drives in every Friday night to teach us yoga out of the kindness of her heart. Last night was the last yoga night before Jan 2 and she gave us all a Ferrero Rocher. Now I feel like I should get her something (but I had also been thinking about it earlier in the day anyway). What do you think a yoga teacher would be into? She's also a teacher in her "real life" and her husband is a meteorologist (Richard Zurawski, if you're Eastern Canadian)
My best friend is flying from the US to the Philippines the day after Christmas for two weeks. I want to give her a care package type thing for Christmas - stuff to take on the plane, etc. But I've never flown overseas, so I don't know what would be useful. What would you recommend?
1. What size (measurements wise: h *w*l, etc.) duffel bag and/or suticase will hold a week's worth of clothes? Is this big enough, or do I need to go up in size? 2. Have you ever had Moravian spice cookies? If yes, do you like them?
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One day, you didn't think and RAN WITH SCISSORS. One hospital ride later, and both your hands are encased in bandages and you'll be unable to use them for the next 2 months. In that time, people will have to do your various chores for you. However, someone's going to have to wipe your ass. Who do you ask? Interesting enough, around this time, there's a major bidet shortage due to a labor strike, so you can't purchase a bidet
When you participate in a white elephant gift exchange/yankee swap/chinese christmas/whatever else you call it, what are the rules you play by?
Does the person who has #1 get to go again at the end? How many steals can a gift have before it is "frozen"? If someone steals your gift, can you steal it back immediately or do you have to wait for another round?
If you don't know what that is, shut up, because you clearly don't play by any of the rules and you don't matter.
So I'm a gay gamer (few and far between!) and I had met this guy who lives a town away from me who is a gamer as well. We hung out at my house all day and played XBox 360 and just had a great time. We were both being flirty but never kissed or any hanky-panky. The next day we hung out again and we were talking about life and relationships and his head was on my chest, as I was rubbing his back. He looked up at me and we started kissing and he was literally shaking because I'm the second guy he's ever kissed (he's 18, I'm almost 20) and I was surprised but thought it was the cutest thing ever. He said he felt guilty because he's in a LDR with a guy from Maryland but his "boyfriend" gave him permission to be with other guys. The chances of them meeting are slim, and this guy told me that he doesn't even know if he wants to be with this guy. We talked some more and I gave him advice as I've been in his situation before. My question is, how or is it appropriate to continue this endeavor as I can see myself with him very cleary. He's cute, innocent, and just puts a smile on my face whenever I think about him. What should I do?!
Okay so I heard this song in a gas station the other day, and tried to remember the lyrics to google them but forgot. I do remember something about sunshine (maybe "a lot of sunshine") and then "a little bit of snow", and the word "magic". Ha. Also it had a sort of motown/60s sound to it, though it might have been more modern. I believe there were some 'la la' or 'hey hey' or some kind of syllable repetition like that. Male voices.
Anyone have any clues? I already googled the lryics I remember and found nothing, so I'm thinking someone is just going to have to know this song.
Hey, the song is "You Baby" by the Turtles (or a billion other bands who covered it)
what's everyone's opinions about pursuing a relationship with a guy who has a child from a previous relationship? is it more difficult? is is worth it in your opinion? feel free to share your personal stories regarding this matter!
Can someone translate the words "Ultimate Special Technique" or "HissatsuWaza" into Japanese characters for me please? (Need it for a craft project) I can't because apparently I don't have the Japanese font that all the translators are using. Should look like what's on this Moogle's headband. Thanks.
What's your favorite color? What color do you wear the most?
Today my co-worker (of higher superiority) got really mad because we forgot to read a memo of hers and put up an important poster in store yesterday. She seem to refuse to talk to me for the whole day and totally ignored me when I told her I was going off work. Thing is, I felt that everyone makes mistakes and forgets stuff time from time and just the day before, she forgot about a transfer she promised to a store and I was the one who apologised and sent it out ASAP. I did not mention this "mistake" of hers. But somehow, I feel a little bit angry and frustrated. I'm leaving my job soon and I don't intend to bring it up. My co-worker's really different when she's at work and when she's not.
Have you ever met anyone who seems to have 2 different sides, one that you sort of dislike sometimes and the other you like and want to be friends with?
Hi. I was wondering if I can just purchase a USB cord compatible with Samsung A767 (Propel) or do I also need to purchase some kind of software. All I really want to do is transfer the photos on my Samsung onto my computer (and I don't have the Media plan). Thanks! P.S. I use a Macbook OSX
What should I get my mom for christmas? I already got her 150 measles vaccines delivered to people in need through Unicef. I am going to her house for xmas though and it would be nice to give her an actual present since I got my little sister a couple of things and I know she'll have gotten me some stuff. She just moved into a new house so I was thinking of getting her something to help decorate it, trouble is I've never been there and don't know what she needs. She also has 2 pugs, so maybe some cute new dog leashes. If I ask her she'll just say not to bother of course. Any ideas? The last few things I've gotten her (nice shampoo and stuff from Lush, a set of fancy candles and a Tiffany paper weight) have all gone unused.
My most recent was from .38 Special's song "Hold On Loosely". I heard "a girl I left some years ago" as " a girl I met twelve years ago" and then closed captioning informed me that met was left. For a few years after that (and until until this summer), I heard that part as "Agirl I met twelve years ago". The song (and that part) makes so much more sense now what .38 Special's saying.
What's the longest time you've gone without leaving your house?
I haven't left my house since I came back from school over a week ago. I don't drive and I don't have any friends in my hometown, so I just kind of sit around like a bum. I'm going to have serious cabin fever by the time winter break is over!
Do you end up buying things for yourself whenever you go out gift shopping?
What have you bought for yourself while gift shopping? I bought three pairs of jeans this week but I was hard up for jeans that fit, and two bras cause they were clearanced for 2.99 and I have a weakness for bras.
Have you bought any gifts to donate to charity? What have you donated?
How many people do you buy for whose birthdays are also within a few weeks of the holidays? my four immediate family members