If you got to live in a particular decade, but only for a week, what would you choose and why? eta: of course you get to choose the place. BUT NEXT TIME YOU'LL BE STUCK WHERE YOU ARE. you stucker. I mean sucker.
My mother looked at my facebook profile through my older brother's account today, and she was something that upset her. This thing was that I had put 'Atheist' for my religion. I got a call from my dad, who informed me that she was making a big deal out of this, and he asked me to remove 'Atheist' from my page, hoping that that would help appease my mom.
What would your reaction be if you were in the same situation as I am, i.e., asked to remove something from an online profile regarding your beliefs because a parent was upset by them?
Are you the type to wear t-shirts that have something supposedly funny printed on them? If so what's your favorite t-shirt line?
I've only had the ones that I've received as gifts,there's one that says something like "Good to meet you,you seem like a really nice person" but with letters that say "I'm lying". There's another that says "You must be Joking" which I used to wear it at times when I went to see my psychiatrist 'cause she was full of crazy shit theories.
How do I get on tqc chat without asking for someone to invite me?
1. When was the last time you said or thought, "That was weird?" What happened?
2. I believe that language is the greatest and at the same time the most deadly invention that Humanity has ever come up with. (For example, no war has ever been started without a command given at first.)
What do you think is the greatest invention that Humanity has come up with? And what is the deadliest?
3. You've managed to piss off an evil fairy. (Good job there, sport.) In revenge, she has turned you into the animal version of yourself. So, which animal are you?
4. What are your essential novels that you think everyone should read?
Why does my boy cat suck so hard at using the litter box? I mean, he uses it every time, but then he doesn't really try to cover it up. Just now, he pulled the litter pan liner out and covered his poop with that. I mean, WTF?
Make my decisions, TQC! Right now, I have diarrhea. At least once every 30-40 minutes, if not more often, I have to run to the bathroom. Otherwise, I feel fine - my stomach doesn't even hurt. Should I call off work for this? I mean, I can't really go running out of the room once an hour or more and I'm a little worried about waiting for/riding the bus where there's obviously no bathroom. On the other hand, I would feel like a bum calling off when I don't feel sick at all. What should I do?!
I called my Dad to see what he thought I should do; then I called off. I still feel like a bum but at least I don't have to worry about pooping myself on the bus!
So, new questions: 1) I haven't eaten for more than 12 hours so where is all the poop coming from?! 2) If you were a Sim, what kind of Sim would you be (knowledge, pleasure, money, romance, popularity, grilled cheese)?
At what point do you take matters into your own hands?
I've been working on this project for a while- my dad and my Unkie have been involved, and we, and other hard-working professionals who have donated their time, have come quite far, done a lot of work. But the project is stalled because of my dad and Unkle's incompetence/time constraints, and I just want to get the shit done.
How do I nicely extricate them from the project so I can get it done with a minimum of familial dramaz? It's my project, but they do feel strongly about their part in it, apparently.
I've noticed the past few weeks that I eat my sandwiches and toast in a very specific way. I eat the crust first so I can eat the tasty stuff without any crust interference. I also eat the chocolate edges of Kit-Kats before I eat the wafer part.
In your experience, how hard was it to get an adult cat used to a new kitten? What age was the adult? Did they end up getting along after awhile? Do you have any tips to keep them from killing each other if they don't get along?
Also, would you recommend getting a big crate for a kitten? I'm talking about those giant ones for big dogs. I'm scared that if I let the kitten roam around the house while I'm at work, it could get lost or stuck somewhere. I'm not sure if that would be cruel or not though since I've only ever owned hamsters and birds.
I had a job interview on Wednesday. The HR person told me that they would let me know by the end of the week if I would be proceeding to a second interview. It's now Friday at 11am and the waiting is driving me insane. Should I call or wait until this afternoon and call then if I don't hear?
Have you ever had an informational interview? What kind of company was it with? What did you talk about? Did you eventually wind up working for the company in question?
I've got one coming up next week, and I'm fairly excited about it. Apparently they're not just for kids right out of school with no work experience. But I'm really wondering how much I have to hide the fact that I'm totally fishing for a job with this organization, because I am.
It's a post in which no actual comments are made, icons are used and the comments are blank. It looks like the icons are having conversations, being friendly, arguing, etc. It gets really crazy really fast.
The rules of the game are very simple. You post an empty comment with an icon of your choosing. Anyone else can respond to your icon with an icon of their own. There are to be no words, let the icons speak for themselves. You can also start your own thread if you don' t want to join in another one. Jump in as often as you want...
To post a blank comment, post '<' without the ' marks.
If you were to pick someone (a friend, a relative, a SO) to, in the event of your death, be the one to dig through your bedroom and remove any and all *incriminating items* (sex toys, porn, drugs, etc) before your family does, so they don't judge you post-mortem, who would it be?
I want to start making a baby book for when he's older to look through, because I like sentimental things. When they're older do you give them the baby book? Would you make two to keep one for yourself? Do you have pictures of one you made to show?
I always liked looking at my baby things but I never got any of it....I don't know what I'd do with it anyway.
When I was little, my mom used to give me a slice of cheese or a spoonful of peanut butter before birthday parties so I didn't come home all hyped up like some adorable little crackhead.
Did your parents do this? Have you ever heard of this? Is there any validity to this idea, do you think?
What's on the agenda for the rest of the day? I've gotta go see if I can get an independent study form so that I can take this class and graduate next semester, and then come home and get ready for work.
Did it become common practice for places to send debts to collections agencies when they're less than a month old?
We pay our bills once a month. Every bill. We just paid our mountain of hospital bills we keep getting, and we did this BY PHONE so if we'd missed something by mail we theoretically should've still had it taken care of since we ASKED them. To our annoyance, we received a refund check for overpaying, several days later. So they screwed something up. And now, ANOTHER week later, we get a bill from a collection agency who'd been forwarded some of our hospital bills. I don't know if WTF can qualify as a question, so the above is my question.
I've recently started dating again after the end of a LTR in August, it is new to me so I have a few questions.
I was dating a guy for about a month and things were going along just fine when a friend of his came in to visit from out of town and he disappeared on me. WTF happened? Are these two incidents even related? The last time I saw him he was kissing me goodnight after we made dinner at his friends house.
I'm 26, how old is too old of a guy for me to go out with?
My (male) friends think that I should be allowing guys to pay for more stuff. I'm of a more modern school of thought where 50/50 is more appropriate. Should I be allowing guys to pay for stuff more often?
How do I tell this guy I know that I don't want to go out with his friend without insulting his friend? "I don't want to" "No" and "We don't have any chemistry" didn't work.
Every year tens of millions of sharks die a slow death because of finning. Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark's fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. The sharks either starve to death, are eaten alive by other fish, or drown (if they are not in constant movement their gills cannot extract oxygen from the water). Shark fins are being "harvested" in ever greater numbers to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup, an Asian "delicacy".
Not only is the finning of sharks barbaric, but their indiscriminate slaughter at an unsustainable rate is pushing many species to the brink of extinction. Since the 1970s the populations of several species have been decimated by over 95%. Due to the clandestine nature of finning, records are rarely kept of the numbers of sharks and species caught. Estimates are based on declared imports to shark fin markets such as Hong Kong and China.
Because of the increasing popularity of shark fin soup and hunting sharks for fun people use live dogs and cats for bait. They hook cats and dogs by using their scruff or paws and throw them the water. The noise of the cats and/or dogs in the water splashing around attracts the sharks. DO NOT click on the link unless you are prepared to watch this.
So, last year I gained a ton of weight pretty quickly - I quit smoking, and also ate a lot of crappy, crappy food.
This is not the worst thing ever, I'm working on losing it now and it's going pretty well. The thing is, for the first time I have these angry red stretch marks.
All my previous stretch marks were white, and didn't bother me. These ones bother me, or will once summer hits and I'm thinner and I want to wear more sleeveless things.
I know there are a ton of products for helping to reduce stretch marks, but the only ones I really know about are for pregnant ladies, and get put on while the stretching is happening; it is obviously too late for that for me. Does anyone have any experience of a kind of oil or lotion that will actually reduce my already-existing but still very new stretch marks?
**Edit** Awesome, apparently they will fade eventually.
My cousins from Pennsylvania are mean to me when they come to California and they talk a lot about "east coast girls", as if I'm supposed to know something about them, like everyone "knows" that Californians are blonde, tan, and surf addicts.
ETA: I think they're just jealous because I AM blonde, tan, easygoing, and always at the beach :P
Totally hypothetical and inspired by my religion class.
What would you do if one of your siblings (or someone in your immediate family) came to you and revealed that God had spoken to them and revealed many great and wonderful things… They also said that they were instructed to start their own religion, as none were true on the earth. Later they also produce some scriptures written in their own hand that they insist were directed to them by God. They also want you to be the first to join their church.
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You HAVE to get a tattoo on your body, or Obama steps down and Bush is made President of the US for life. These are the ONLY tattoo choices. Which would you have put on your body? You have to have the tattoo on your body for an entire year and you can't cover it up with another tattoo or alter it in any way
My boyfriend and I are emboiled in a bitter discussion: the Dog Or Not debate.
He loves dogs and feels like he needs one (more specifically, a golden retriever) in order to be a happy fulfilled person . I don't like dogs, I find them expensive, messy, and I don't want to have a house that smells like dog. I find you can't get away from the small, no matter how clean your house is. Is it worse that he's unhappy and lacking in a canine companion, or I'm unhappy with a big slobbery dog for life, not just for christmas?
There's no real room compromise in this situation!
if the elton john concert i am going to is a live nation concert should i try to buy my tickets through livenation.com to get the best seats? or ticketmaster.com? have you ever bought through livenation? did you get good seats or crappy seats?!
OR should i go to a physical ticketmaster location? i keep hearing different things UGH HELP!! i am so afraid of not getting elton john tickets OMG
My sister asked me to pick up some boxes from her apartment and help her move. It's about 100 miles round trip. I'm a broke college student. If you were her, would you offer to give me gas money? Am I dick for wanting to ask for gas money? Is there a way to tactfully ask?
If I am in America, am I suppose to celebrate when it's the new year here or in Asia? Someone on LJ was like "It's on Sunday for us because China is ahead!" (It's the 26th btw) but I'm like... WHUT? We don't celebrate regular new years like that! So, now I'm like "Is this why I have such bad luck?" I think this chick is just confused, though.
Sunset Rubdown ♫ Up on Your Leopard, Upon the End of Your Feral Days
My parents are going to come visit me. It will be my dad's second time in Europe, first time in a non-English speaking country. I don't get along with him really well, and we disagree about basically everything. He is also extremely judgmental about people who choose a life that deviates from his even a tiny bit, so I am afraid of how he's going to judge a culture that's totally different from his own. He has some pre-conceptions and tends to think he knows more than I do even though I'm the one who's lived here for over a year and he's never been here before.
What can I do to prevent him from bugging the hell out of me the entire time?
Here's the set up: I need to work at least 30 hours a week between Monday and Friday, the hours of 6a-6p with Wednesdays completely off and Thursdays off at 2.
I've got three semesters left before my BS degree (incl. this one) and have 10 more classes to go through. All but one are 3.0 units. I also have to go at least 1/2 time (6.0 units) for financial aid purposes.
Should I take 5 classes now and have a harder semester but an easier final semester (the class I have to take that time is a doozy)
or take 4 now and have a smidge easier semester this time but a really tough final semester?
I'm leaning towards more now just to get it done. Thoughts, stories, etc appreciated.
p.s. sorry it is a lame question, but I'm all in knots about it.
These could be really dumb questions, but I'm genuinely curious.
Obviously, there are a lot of people with Barack Obama icons or Barack & Michelle icons or just any Obama related icons. When Bush won, were there lots of people celebrating it this way and making their support as known? I don't see McCain icons...anywhere, really, even when the campaign was going on.
Is this because the internet is full of liberals? Because I like Barack Obama so I notice that more? Because Bush was so unpopular? What is causing all the hoopla?!?
Do you think people who use the internet (and I don't mean use the internet the way my mother does, like for e-mail and crap, but the way people who are active members of TQC do. For socializing, entertainment, discussion, etc) tend to be "extreme" people? As in, they have strong opinions, particularly on controversial things? Does the internet bring this out in people? WHY IS THIS?!
How often do you plan to get something done, and it really seems as if today is going to be the day, but then the whole day goes by and you have 10 minutes left and then you realize that it's not going to get done, AGAIN?
TQC, my boyfriend and I are going shopping tonight. I have a gift card to Kohl's, so that is a definite stop on our list!
The question is...what do I buy? Do I buy "dressy" clothes or do I buy "fun" clothes? It's only a $25 card, but I'm willing to pitch in some of my own money as well (no more than $50 bucks). I ALWAYS start with the clearance racks!
If you actually want to give a well-thought-out answer, perhaps you should read this:
1. Our women's bathroom has two stalls. As I was walking in, there were two female teachers walking out. As I walked into one of the stalls, one of the seats were up! WTF, TQC? Could it be that one of the "female" teachers are actually a male? What other reason could it be that the seat was up?
2. Our dishwasher just died in our apartment (we rent). The landlord's handy-man is coming over to check it out, but we're totally hoping that it's dead. It's got to be 15 years old. We offered to split the cost if he's willing to buy a new, energy efficient, water-saving dishwasher. Is that silly of us?
My roommate is allergic to garlic, so I don't cook with it often. The other day I needed some garlic, but the grocery wasn't selling individual bulbs- just bags with five bulbs in them. So now I have 4 and a half bulbs of garlic that I need to use before it goes bad.
If I peel some garlic cloves and put them in a jar of extra virgin olive oil, will this make some garlic infused olive oil that I can use for cooking and dipping bread into and such? Or will it just make for some nasty rancid oil?
Any other ways to store garlic?
Edit: Oooh, just found all this information on how storing garlic in oil at room temperature is a great way to get BOTULISM... nevermind on that idea.
Let's say you're in your late teens and you've been charged with murdering someone else.
1: Would you rather that they arrest you at your home and have the cops explain to your parents why you're being arrested or would you rather be caught be police outside of your home and use your one phone call to tell them that you've been arrested and charged with murder?
2: If you would rather call, what would you tell your parents?
Now let's say that you're the parent.
3: Would you rather hear from the cops or your kid?
4: If your kid confessed, what would you do and say?
Not so much anymore, but used to be I'd walk down the sidewalk while reading a book. Generally I'd have enough of the peripheral vision thing going on so that I wouldn't walk into sign poles or step in front of traffic. Some people gave me grief over this, but I figure they just weren't readers and didn't understand.
1. Do you read while walking?
2. What do you do that makes people think you're a bit strange?
What's your name? Who's your daddy? Is he rich like me? Has he taken any time to show you what you need to live?
Anyone else watching Monk or Psych tonight?
If none of these questions interest you, if someone gives you a ride home what is the appropriate amount of money to give for gas, if any at all? (My friend drove me home from Bible study and I hadn't been to the bank so I forgot to give him anything--he didn't ask, but since I live out of the way, I feel it is appropriate. Ride was about 10-15 minutes.) If you don't think I should give him gas money, should I just offer to buy him coffee or something next time we are out?
As nerdy as I am, I had been keeping a list of songs that I would like to sing at a karaoke bar tucked under my keyboard at work. Whenever I would listen to a song on my internet radio that I thought would be fun to sing in karaoke, I'd jot down the name of the song and artist.
I looked today and it is nowhere to be found. :(
Have you ever misplaced or lost something and it mad you sad? What was it?
One of my roommates, Mira, is being a total bitch to me and my other roommate, Alisha. She constantly yells at us for not taking out the trash (which I do more often than she does) and for making a mess when people come over (which we clean up) and she yells at us WHILE we have company over. She's recently decided to hang up SIGNS around the apartment of shit she wants cleaned (mutually used places).
Because she's being a huge bitch for basically no reason (since half the shit is hers anyway), should I tell our landlord she brings a dog in a few days a week, so she gets fined? Is this too passive aggressive, or should I just go for it?
This girl I went to elementary and high school with just had her second baby. And me, I'm not around newborns often (or ever), so I'm kind of confused about wtf is on its face and want you guys to tell me so I don't have to ask the baby momma. I've already asked three other people and they all wtf'ed too.
Speaking of food... What are some foods that freeze really well that aren't liquid based? (chili, soup, etc) As long as you can get a few servings out of it and it isn't TOO expensive or unhealthy I'm for it. Entrees/meal type foods are preferable.
Its tax season and if I don't come up with some easy food my boyfriend will never feed himself.
TQC, i hurt my left index finger and can't play guitar like i usually do, so my stress level is like, going for the gold here. also, i have not as much to do with my hands so smoking is sounding more and more appealing. i mean, i can still play bar chords and power chords but that's about it. otherwise it's like this great, searing pain.
what are somethings i could do/learn to keep busy/keep from smoking while my finger heals?
i've finally taken up juggling(i've always wanted to) but i'm super ADD so i need a couple things to do at once or i get bored.
1. Has anyone here given birth and raised children while also dealing with an auto-immune disease and/or thyroid problem?
2. If yes, were there any special concerns you had and how did you deal with them?
3. If you decided against it but have an auto-immune disease, what was it that ultimately convinced you it wasn't right for you?
4. I also have a potentially explosive question, but it keeps nagging at me so I wanted to ask just to see what the general consensus (if any) was. I've just started seeing a really nice guy but since we are both looking at each other as potential marriage material a lot of serious concerns are being put forth early in the relationship so no one wastes time with someone they can't live with. He definitely wants children and I believe it would be nice but I have an (as yet unidentified) auto-immune disease that causes serious fatigue and health issues. My mother and some others believe that it would be a horrible idea for me to have children because even if I didn't die in childbirth it could still ruin my chances for good health in the future. She and I discussed adoption and she thinks that it wouldn't be such a bad idea.
Here's the question, since we are an interracial couple (he's black, I'm white), would adopting a child of his or any non-white race/ethnicity be considered trans-racial abduction? I'm honestly not trying to start anything, just kept wondering.
Edit: For those that don't know, Trans-racial abduction occurs when a couple (usually white) adopt a child of another race from another country or even from their own and raise it much like a cute accessory without giving it any connection to where it was born or what culture it came from. These parents don't really love their adopted child but have kind of bought into this fad started by many celebrities.
This isn't meant to say that all parents that do adopt outside their race are this way or that I won't adopt a child and try to give it a good home just because it isn't my race. I was just posing the question because everyone has prejudices (no matter how small) and I didn't want to overlook anything.
Many times I've felt that my body was begging me for a hot shower or warm bath to release stress. Has this ever happened to you?
Today, I took a shower but my body actually craved very cold water (in the middle of winter in a very cold apartment :/) and it helped me relax and it was sooo good. Has this ever happened to you? I never knew a cold shower in the winter could be so relaxing.
You brought a hooker back to your place, but things got out of hand and you accidentally killed her. She screamed, so one of your neighbours called the cops - you can hear the sirens approaching. What do you do?
We were discussing this and can't decide. Do you think it's possible to have a sex dream when you've never had sex? Not just like a sexual dream, but one where actual sex is taking place. If you can, would it just be really inaccurate? Or..not?
Oh my god people sorry to ask such a stupid question.
What should Chicken Spinacola be like? I mean, in terms of color, texture, composition? I had this tonight at a restaurant and, while it was tasty, it was served drowned in a very eggy sauce that practically covered the whole dish except for the melted mozzarella on top.
A Google search would just give me recipes. What I'm seeking are subjective opinions.
My mother transferred money into my PayPal account as a late Christmas gift. The money left her bank account Tuesday, but it still hasn't arrived in my PayPal. Obviosuly, the name on her debit card and the name on my account don't match, and they advise against doing this kind of stuff on their website. Has this ever happened to you?
A man was sentenced to prison for ten years. However, after one year, he escaped from prison, moved to a new area of the country, an took the name of Thompson. For eight years, Mr. Thompson worked hard, and he gradually saved enough money to buy his own business. He was fair to his customers, gave his employees top wages, and contributed most of his profits to charity. Then one day, Mrs. Jones, an old neighbor, recognized him as the man who had escaped from prison eight years before, and she knew the police were looking for him.
Should Mrs. Jones report Mr. Thompson to the police?
This is the only information you have, and you can only choose an unqualified yes or no.
If you could see a picture of anyone that existed before photography, who would it be?
How do you make really difficult decisions, other than asking tqc?
I think I may have eaten bad shrimp earlier and I've been freaking out ever since, since food poisoning is on my top 3 list of greatest fears. Now my belly is rumbling. Bad shrimp, or psychosomatic reaction?