January 21st, 2009

Shoelaces. Tied.

(no subject)

I am going crazy. Does anyone know the name of that toy that we probably all had when we were little that was a latex cylinder filled with water and when you grabbed it it was supposed to slip through your hands? A picture would be super helpful. My boyfriend has no idea what I am talking about.

(no subject)

Do you try to catch meteor showers, eclipses and other cosmic phenomena? If so, what do you like about them? Any particularly good ones you've seen? Do you travel outside the city for them ever? Etc.

If a grown man said to you, "How do you know it's a meteor and not a shooting star?" would you laugh at him or gently explain it or something else?
 
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    The Love Supreme - Lila Liu feat. Djalma
James Franco joint

(no subject)

 If you were living on your own, but still accepting (and occasionally asking) for money here and there from your parents, would you feel like you had to do things that would please them (or rather, not anger them)?

My parents cover my cellphone and insurance (as gifts) and I owe them money for my car (the loan was a gift). I pay for everything else (including tuition and rent) on my own, but I feel bad because I just got my second tattoo. They were kind of angry about the first one, but this one is on my wrist (visible). I know my mom is going to lose her shit and say that I will never be able to get a job BLAH BLAH BLAH because I have a green peace sign on my wrist. 

Is it ridiculous for me to feel this way?
  • citta11

Sing-a-long

Hey, I'd really want to know about :

a) your favourite acoustic songs / piano-ish songs (all piano)
b) if you know some songs about anger parents
c) how was your childhood? did you do fun things with your family?

Thanks! 
Coffee cups

Shower?

I'm really tired but NOT a morning person. I desperately need a shower. It's currently 1:15am.
Should I shower tonight and sleep a little longer, or wake up a little earlier and shower before my 9am class?
ravenclaw

(no subject)

for those who have not yet started classes: are you nervous about classes starting? I'M FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW AND I DON'T KNOW WHY. mine start in 8 hours, btw.

if not, how would you calm down if you were in fact freaking out? i needed to go to bed at midnight and i'm not tired and i wasn't then either!
Parks and Rec Leslie and Ben

(no subject)

In a relationship, how do you deal when one person enjoys doing something but the other person feels incredibly uncomfortable when the first person does it?

For example, my boyfriend drinks occasionally.  Yesterday was his 21st birthday so he went out with friends drinking (we're in an LDR, so I'm not around).  Drinking makes me incredibly uncomfortable due to growing up with an abusive alcoholic father.  I know he and my father aren't the same person, but I can't help feel uncomfortable when he tells me he's going to be drinking.  I know he's his own person and I can't control him.

In this case (or something similar), would you rather your partner tell you he's going to be doing something that makes you uncomfortable, or would you rather he keep it quiet and you just assume he'll do this thing occasionally ("What they don't know won't hurt 'em")?

Am I being too uptight?

(no subject)

OKAY I DONT KNOW HOW TO PHRASE THIS WELL BECAUSE I REALLY ONLY KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT BY HUMMING THE THEME SONG.
During the 90's there was an infomercial on Nickolodean all the god damned time and it was like about these lego-like blocks and they came in a thousand colors and glow in the dark versions and blah blah blah. you could turn them in to crowns and dinosaurs and boats and swords and forts and everything. WHAT WERE THEY CALLED?

this is why I love you tqc. I have been asking people this for weeks irl and humming that damned song and driving people to "OMG I KNOW WHAT THAT IS" hysterics. thank you thank you thank you.
  • mekkio

(no subject)

1. What is exactly going on in this picture?

I can't decided if it's the coolest livestock auction or some crooner who brought a lamb on stage for good luck. Lucky lamb.

What can you come up with?

2. Anybody else besides me fight their sleep? Why do you do it?

I just hate sleeping but I always regret fighting it.

3. What's the most bizarre movie that you have ever watched? What made it so strange?

(no subject)

whats your name?
what time is it where you are?
do you like cupcakes?
what color icing should i use on my cupcakes?(i have every color and neon colors)
what are some nicknames youve been given?whats the meaning behind them?
Driving pug

(no subject)

I have salt from the street all up on my faux-suede boots. It's in the zipper and I can't zip them now. What can I do to get it off? How can I prevent this from happening again?

What do you hate most about winter?

(no subject)

When one of your parents talk to you about the other parent, do they call each other Mom/Dad? or do they say YOUR Mom/Mother or Dad/Father?

for example, whenever my mom talks to me about my dad she  just says "Dad says Hi" not  "Your Dad says Hi"

how babby form

For Christmas at a gag gift exchange I received a two-pack of pregnancy tests. I don't anticipate ever needing to use them. I was talking to a friend about it and he was surprised I hadn't taken one "just to see how the process works".

I don't think it would be all that remarkable to see a negative pregnancy test but if someone gave you a pregnancy test and you KNEW you weren't pregnant, would you take it anyway just for fun?

(I think it would be more fun if it were digital, but it's not)

(no subject)

for those of you who now have a degree, how much would you say you actually know about your field of study?

On a scale of 1-10:

1 - I confess that my scholarship has earned me only a minuscule comprehension of what is a vast, ever-growing discipline. I've attained a Socratic knowledge: I know only that I know not!!!!

10 - Pah! Ever heard of Goethe? Newton? Hawking? Einstein? All idiots. In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern major expert.
kiv dancin.
  • behka

dvd woes, oh noes

i have a laptop with a dvd drive. lately, its been acting up. i have roxio for my codec, and my dvd player is also region free, thanks to anydvd. i've had this computer for about two years, and it got a new hard drive put in a couple months ago.


when i put in the metalocalypse season 1 disk 1, it doesn't acknowledge it. and, in fact, when i go to "computer", it doesn't show my dvd drive at all. when i put in season 1, disk 2, or any other dvd, it plays fine. there are no scratches or gunk on the dvds. in fact, they're both new - i only got them a couple of weeks ago.


why is this happening?
does my dvd player hate me, or does it just hate the beginning of that season?
is it trying to tell me something?
does it hate the dutch?
balloons

(no subject)

I am a very scrawny SWF who enjoys long walks on the beach and winters spent inside warm apartments. However, my exes (two small but unwieldy window air conditioner units) will not leave me in peace. No matter how much I "seal around" the stupid things like I was instructed, it isn't enough.

Sigh. This sounds completely idiotic, but I've never removed window A/C units before. My Googling skills must still be asleep, because I can't find the kind of guide I'm looking for. (i.e. Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, "Avoid These Fatal Mistakes")

Please.
Please Help.

ETA: How do I remove a window A/C unit? ;) And more pressingly, is there a WRONG way to remove one?
I don't want it to fall out and kill someone, basically.

ETA again
mission: accomplished.

Spore

So the husband brought home a Spore t-shirt for me from the product toss they had at work...

Since I have the shirt...I'm somewhat curious about the game....

Is it good?
Should I buy it?

(no subject)

How do you feel about looking for friends/SOs online? Why?
Do you have a friend who met their SO online? How'd that work out?
What are your thoughts about matchmaking sites (lavalife/okcupid/other)?

Is this rude?

My parents taught me it was rude to talk about a party you're throwing in front of people that you're not inviting*. Do you think it's rude?

*obviously total strangers don't count, only people you would know well enough that they could have potentially been invited
mask by Styromgalleries! princessbride z

(no subject)

Have you ever been to Ireland? Have you ever wanted to go? What do you most want to see?
I'm going March 29, anything I should know or be sure to do while I'm there?

(Officially not kissing the Blarney Stone, btw)
Paul

(no subject)

What do you suppose this guy means? He emailed my office's main account which I'm responsible for answering, and I have no idea how to respond other than to say that his grammar is awful.

Hello,
My name is BLAH BLAH, i am 20 years old currently living in Northern Ireland.
I've been looking at some of the academic courses online and wondering can i recieve any more information about international students looking a change and a chance to study at USC?

I have all my GCSE's At grade C or above,
AVCE Computing

Thanks,
BLAH BLAH
boobies

(no subject)

I'm going to visit my aunt and cousins this weekend. My aunt is convinced I'm a lesbian. As soon as she gets me alone in the car she tells me that it's okay with her if I'm a lesbian and that she would still love me. I've heard her say plenty of not-so-nice things about gay people so I'm not too sure I buy that. Also, I'm not a lesbian.

What can I say or do to make her shut the fuck up?
TBone Thornton? (credit mushmouf)
  • tbone

Question from a podcast

How many celebrities (either current or past) are famous mostly for being famous? Paris Hilton, obviously. You could maybe argue that Ozzy Osbourne and family are in that category, in spite of Ozzy's musical career. Who else?
ravenclaw

(no subject)

1) does it bother you when people talk about themselves in the third person when posting?

2) if you use greasemonkey, how annoying is it when you have to use a computer that doesn't have greasemonkey. i can't live without unfold all!! D:
dianna agron ;;

(no subject)

So I'm considering taking part in a drug trial. I've researched the company and they are legit, I'd get quite a bit of money from it [and I am very poor at the moment] and the drug I'd be testing is for like constipation or something so hopefully my head wouldn't explode.

Should I go for it?

Yes
67(80.7%)
No
8(9.6%)
You're an idiot
8(9.6%)
Take a Look

(no subject)

Inspired by cute_plush, anyone know how to start learning how to making stuffed animals? I feel that asking there would be rude. To be more specific, I mean the kind of critters you sew together, not crocheted or anything like that.

Ta. =)
Rubber Ducky

Living near Atlanta, GA

Okay, So here's the deal. My roommate and I are relocating to Atlanta. He is there now searching for a place to live. The problem is that he doesn't want to live in Atlanta, but nearby and in a place that isn't in the middle of nowhere.

And now for the question:

Do any of you live in/very near Atlanta and have any suggestions?
got milk?

(no subject)

Have you ever had a craving for a food that you would not normally crave? For instance you're not a fan of cole slaw but suddenly you just think the only thing that sounds good is some KFC cole slaw. Or you regularly drink milk anyway so you never really crave it, but then you suddenly have the overwhelming need specifically for banana milk.
Scarf

(no subject)

I am bored as hell....it's only going to get worse since I probably wont be going back to work within the next 3-4 months! 

What do you do when you're this bored? 
What are some good sites to check out??

Also what can I do to lighten my stretchmarks? It seriously looks like the baby is trying to claw it's way out. One part of my tummy has five dark red lines that look like little fingers made them! 

I know they wont ever go away but I don't like them as dark as they are....will anything help?
Hair-default

(no subject)

For those of you who eat steak, how do you like it cooked? Any sauces on the side? Sauteed mushrooms? What kind of spices?

I like mine cooked to about medium on the barbecue, with Montreal steak spice and HP sauce for dipping. No mushrooms!

(no subject)

When you were little, were there any words that you mixed up a lot?
For me it was escalator/elevator/alligator.

AAAND I know how you TQCers love fun-shaped mac n cheese, so which shape is your favorite?

I just had SpongeBob, but I also like Spiderman.
MLP - pinkie chicken

(no subject)

Please revert in your mind to your eight year old self, coming home from school. You get off the bus/out of the car/up from the sewer/however the Hell you got home from school, and walk into your living room to see something fabulous: you can't even believe your eyes, it's the toy/object you have wanted for ever but your parents never did buy it for you, looking back on it now as an adult. (by 'ever,' it's probably 'two weeks,' but to you that's forever).

What is the toy that could make your inner eight year old so happy (s)he almost lost control of his/her bladder?
Walken

(no subject)

I just found out one of my co-workers believes in the rapture and takes every detail of it completely literally. I am agnostic and do not know how to respond to that, so I ask you: Do YOU believe the rapture? If yes, do you believe all the details or is there anything that is too far-fetched for you? For those who do not believe, what do you think of people who do?
clam

(no subject)

How would you feel if you were aborting your baby but during the abortion there was a problem and the doctor told you to push and you did and out of your vagina came a HUGE MAGGOT? How would you feel about that?
  • h2ok

(no subject)

Should I abandon this journal and use h20 (I own it)?

Also, what kind of shampoo/conditioner do you use? Does anyone here do the "no poo" thing? If so, how long have you been doing it and how it working out for you?
Dean and Sam

(no subject)

For all the TQCers in the UK:

Is extreme underwater ironing an actual sport in the UK or was the e-mail my uncle sent me just a joke?

There was a link to an article and video about it on the BBC news site, so I'm thinking it is real. I just wanted to double check.
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    curious curious
Magic

C-c-changes

If you choose to make cumulative changes, the sacrifices made are also cumulative, so you'll lose 2" of your height each time, or lose a cup size each time

Ladies, would you give up a cup size (boobs) to increase your height by 2"? If the results are cumulative, how many inches would you add to your height?

2"
26(19.7%)
4"
19(14.4%)
6"
3(2.3%)
8"
0(0.0%)
10"
1(0.8%)
More
0(0.0%)
Not interested
83(62.9%)

Ladies, would you give up 2" in height to increase your cup size by 1 size? If the results can be cumulative, how many sizes would your breasts grow?

1 cup size
32(23.9%)
2 cup sizes
6(4.5%)
3 cup sizes
0(0.0%)
More
0(0.0%)
Not interested
96(71.6%)

Gentlemen, would you decrease your height by 2" to increase your penis length by an inch? If the results can be cumulative, how many inches would you gain to your junk?

1"
2(4.8%)
2"
2(4.8%)
3"
0(0.0%)
4"
0(0.0%)
5"
0(0.0%)
More
0(0.0%)
Not interested
37(88.1%)
anaaaaaanth

Personal bubble -- pop!

How do you like getting backrubs from different people: your S.O., good friends, sports buddies, acquaintances, your regular masseur/masseuse, a hired masseuse at a fancy party, hooker, etc?

Are you all "OH MY GOD MY BUBBLE IT'S MELLLLTTTTIIING" or do you snuggle right into that backrub?

For all the straight dudes: does it make you gay to get a backrub for more than five seconds from a male buddy?
pax.

(no subject)

When it comes to children, you would rather...

Have biological children
55(32.0%)
Adopt
20(11.6%)
Both
42(24.4%)
I don't want children
54(31.4%)

If adoption, how would you adopt?

From my own country
39(32.2%)
Internationally
12(9.9%)
Both
38(31.4%)
It's a nice idea, but I can't imagine waiting that long, nor spending so much
17(14.0%)

Would you prefer to choose the sex of the child?

Yes
49(35.5%)
No
74(53.6%)
I'd flip a coin and go with that
15(10.9%)
i say, old bean

dogs

In your humble opinions, how hard would it be to train an 8 month old German Shepherd?
He's not a purebred..I just don't know what he's mixed with. I don't even know if it makes any difference.

are training classes better than attempting to on my own?

will you post a picture of a dog you someday hope to own?
or..just one of the dog you have now.
The Receptionist Classic

Go for to sleep

What was your bedtime when you were younger?
(BEDTIME, not curfew.)
Tell me as much as you can remember, if you could -- what time, how old you were when it changed to something later, was it grade based, etc.

And if you're a parent, what's bedtime for your kid(s)?

(no subject)

Hypothetical. Riiiiight.

If you were enrolled for a course (which you failed once because you decided to take it as an online course, and you learned in the process that you can't do online courses) but you HATED the professor and the way she taught/ran the class, would you withdraw in hopes of trying for a better professor in the future or would you stick it out and possibly get bad grade AGAIN?

Social Security Cards...

So I'm impatiently waiting to file my taxes.

In order to do so, I need my daughter's social security card. She was born on December 16th. The paperwork for her card was filed on the 17th.

How much longer do you think it would take for me to get the card? I'm in Illinois if that matters.

Is there anyway to hurry the process along? I'm using Turbo Tax..so could I go to our local social security office with the proper documentation and get her number from there?
zen, rock

Childhood Cartoon Theme Songs

 Pop quiz!

Number 2 pencils only, no Googling allowed.

1. "Dashing and daring, courageous and caring, faithful and friendly, with stories to share." Who are they?

2. Where is life "like a Hurricane?"

3. Their writers flipped and they have no script, so who doesn't bother to rehearse?
*Extra Credit* What kind of contracts do they have?

4. Which of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the "party dude?"

5. "One is a genius, the other's insane." Who are they?

Take as much time as you need.

*Edited to correct the lyric in question 3*
haironface;
  • __ria

(no subject)

firefly062 this ones for you :D

TQC ladies (and gentlemen who are interested in this kind of stuff..) lets talk weddings! What kind of wedding do you want? What will your bridesmaids be wearing? What kind of ~flowers~ do you want (if you want flowers there)?

For those that are already married/have had a ceremony.. feel free to answer this question.

PICS, PLS.
derek smalls

fuck

i think i feel a cold coming on and this is the worst possible time for a cold!

is there any way to combat this shit or am i ~doomed~?
what do you do to make yourself feel better when you're sick?
eyeroll

(no subject)

So if you answered that you think you're unattractive in that question a little while ago.

Do you have parents who think they're unattractive?
Do/did your parents ever tell you that you were attractive?
amelie half face

(no subject)

Poll #1335223 SANDWICHES

Do sandwiches really taste different when you flip them over?

Yes
38(28.8%)
No
20(15.2%)
What the hell are you talking about?
61(46.2%)
Clearly I am superior because my sandwiches are symmetrical from the middle outwards, fillings-wise
10(7.6%)
Ew, sandwiches
3(2.3%)

Sandwiches are better:

Grilled
67(51.5%)
Not grilled
36(27.7%)
Grilled cheese is my new god
25(19.2%)
When they don't exist; again: EW
2(1.5%)

Sandwiches ABSOLUTELY MUST include the following:

Bread
17(12.5%)
Mayonnaise/miracle whip
0(0.0%)
Sliced meat (turkey, ham, salami, etc)
0(0.0%)
Cheese
2(1.5%)
Flavorful condiments (mustard, horseradish, ranch dressing, etc)
1(0.7%)
Vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, etc)
0(0.0%)
Other vegetables (green/red peppers, olives, jalapenos, etc)
0(0.0%)
Jelly/jam/preserves
0(0.0%)
Peanut butter
0(0.0%)
Bananas
0(0.0%)
Frosting and sprinkles
0(0.0%)
Ice cream
0(0.0%)
FOR GOD'S SAKE, EW SANDWICHES, DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?!
2(1.5%)
OTHER THAT I WILL MENTION IN COMMENTS
0(0.0%)

Bitch, get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich

YES.
99(100.0%)
HG/RW
  • mindayy

Doctor Who

D'you think I should buy Season 1 of Doctor Who on iTunes? I've never seen a complete season, just random episodes I catch on television.
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    energetic energetic
a clockwork orange

(no subject)

Is it normal to alternate between complete hopelessness and total confidence within hours, over and over again for days?

Do you have any interesting theories about anything that you'd like to share?
Coffee cups

(no subject)

I live with three roommates in an apartment-style housing complex on campus. They're all very nice girls - except when it comes to doing the dishes. I try to live by the "to each her own" philosophy in that if I dirty dishes, it is my responsibility to wash them, and that that should be done as soon as possible.
My roommates, on the other hand, think that it is appropriate to leave their dirty dishes in the sink (or on the stove), unrinsed, until our OCD roommate goes crazy and washes everything for them. Alternately, they will wash their dishes but leave them in the drying rack for several days until said OCD roommate puts them away.
Am I responsible for doing their dishes (which OCD roommate thinks I should be), or should I continue doing my own and no one else's?

Non-serious answers to this one please - if I were to kill my roommates, how should I go about doing it?
BOOKS merlin
  • mjls

(no subject)

Dear who-ever you are

I got to make a survey for school about gingerbread. And I would be very happy if you took the time to fill this in. Won't take long, 5 to 10 minutes perhaps. Although it might get you hungry if you like gingerbread. If you don't like it, please also fill it in so I can have good points for this thing?

also kindly ignore the mistakes, english isn't my first language.

Thank you very much!


Poll #1335014 Gingerbread
This poll is closed.

How old are you?

15-20
28(30.4%)
20-25
43(46.7%)
25-30
12(13.0%)
30-35
3(3.3%)
35-40
1(1.1%)
40-45
2(2.2%)
45-50
0(0.0%)
older
0(0.0%)
younger
3(3.3%)

Gender?

man
7(7.7%)
woman
84(92.3%)

Do you have children?

yes
10(10.9%)
no
82(89.1%)

If answered yes, how many?

1
9(90.0%)
2
1(10.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
more
0(0.0%)

Do you like gingerbread?

yes
73(80.2%)
no
18(19.8%)

If you have any, do your children like gingerbread?

yes
5(38.5%)
no
8(61.5%)

When do you eat gingerbread?

in the morning
0(0.0%)
after lunch
0(0.0%)
as a snack
57(64.0%)
never
23(25.8%)

Do you eat gingerbread with other stuff like bread?

yes
1(1.2%)
no
61(71.8%)
never
16(18.8%)
sometimes
7(8.2%)

Where do you get your gingerbread?

I make it myself
12(16.0%)
at the supermarket
29(38.7%)
at the small grocery shop
2(2.7%)
at the bakery
15(20.0%)

Do you know how to make it yourself?

yes
31(36.0%)
no
55(64.0%)

What attracts you the most to buy gingerbread?

the package
4(5.5%)
the brand
1(1.4%)
the taste
54(74.0%)
the price
3(4.1%)

Have you seen commercials for gingerbread?

yes
2(2.2%)
no
76(85.4%)
long time ago
11(12.4%)

Do you thi nk they know gingerbread in other countries?

yes
65(73.0%)
no
2(2.2%)
I don't know
22(24.7%)

If answered yes, how did you find out?

radio
1(2.6%)
newspaper
1(2.6%)
news on television
1(2.6%)
through friends
17(44.7%)
saw it myself on vacation
12(31.6%)

What do you drink with gingerbread (when you drink something with it)

water
8(10.7%)
milk
39(52.0%)
coffee
11(14.7%)
chocolate milk
7(9.3%)
something else
10(13.3%)




again, thank you for participating and helping me out!

Why should we go to college

I already have my A.A., and I'm currently going for a Bachelors of History. It's not that I don't enjoy it, or appreciate all of it. But sometimes I wonder why I'm going to school.

Like, is it for a good job, or to receive a good education. What's the point, or why do most people go to school.

(no subject)

Do you find it mildly creepy that Malia Obama (edit: That's Barack's daughter, fyi) is the number two most searched item on Yahoo! today?

What's something you've googled that others might find creepy and/or just flat-out weird?

"matricide" and "disembowelment"
cuthulu

(no subject)

So, there's this GUY. He was parked in front of my house, just sitting there and reading a book. It drove my dogs nuts, and he was there for about a half hour. I was about to go out and ask him if he needed any help, but then my dad came up and parked in the driveway, and the guy drove off. Then later I leave and walk around the corner, and there he is again!! Sitting there reading. So I go up and ask him "Sir, do you need any help?" And he spins me this line about being from out of town and waiting for a friend. So I give him directions to a more appropriate place to wait that's not in the middle of a residential area. THEN he tells me he's an investigator and he's watching for commercial vehicles that shouldn't be in a residential area. Which I know is bull shit, because there are never any commercial vehicles that come back here. There's no outlet, it would be pointless.

TQC! What is he doing!?!

And I got his license plate number. Just in case. Should I do something with that?

tl;dr Creepster parks in front of my house, avoids my dad and lies to me about his intentions.
worm

(no subject)

Can you think of any other movies that are along the same theme as the following?:

Labyrinth
Legend
The Never Ending Story
The Princess Bride
Howl's Moving Castle [and other Miyazaki films]
Dark Crystal
Mirrormask
eyeroll

(no subject)

Inspired by the funny story question:

Will you tell us about a time you got out of a ticket?



My ex was doing 85 in a 65. The cop pulls us over and my ex's license had a PO box address. When the cop asked him where he lives, my ex said "Guam". When the cop realized he was in the military, he had this really defeated look on his face and then thanked him for "protecting our country". No ticket!
anaaaaaanth

Inspired by PIN vs PIN #

but in the other direction

Do you say "social security number" or "social?" (Or even "SSN?")

Would you say "turn right onto Pennsylvania Ave" or just "... onto Pennsylvania" if you were giving directions to somebody, if it's unambiguous (i.e. not like how Amstel Way connects to Amstel Rd, like by my work)?

What's your favorite thing to do to get your parents' goat annoy your parents?

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Hell - Picasso Devil

(no subject)

How likely is it that a writing course at the UCLA Extension would be worth the money and time?

Given that I live in Hollywood, am I totally drinking the kool-aid in wanting to do the Intro to Screenwriting?