April 21st, 2009

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A friend of the family and her husband are on vacation in Vietnam for a month. They asked my family to pet-sitt their 12-13 yr old toy poodle. The dog won't stop running around and sniffing all over the house. I know she's stressed out from being separated from her owners. How can I get her to calm down?

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If someone you were seeing sends you a text almost every night just to say good night, how would you interpret this? Oh, and the two of you have been romantic, but are not officially dating since you haven't had that conversation yet. Does this mean that he/she views you as more than just a friend with benefits?
Radical Edward, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV

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I have an ancient (7 years or so) bottle of scented oil that has crystallized. Is there a way to get it back into a liquid form, or a good way to get it to put off its scent more strongly? It's pretty strong just sitting on my desk, closed, but I want it to radiate out a window to cover up cigarette smell from neighboring apartments.
Tim onstage!

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What is the best way to ask out someone who is very shy? The person in question is very introverted and rather awkward most of the time, but when you finally manage to engage him in conversation he's quite nice - and funny!

Unfortunately, the chance to talk to him for more than a minute or so every day is pretty rare. I figured I'd just go for it and ask him out, but something tells me that just saying, "Hey...want to go out sometime?" might trigger his quiet and anxious side again. Any suggestions? Srs and non-srs answers are both awesome.
D:<

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Ugh ugh ugh! On my personal lj, all the sidebar links and shizz work fine, I can click on comments, cuts, etc. In communities, it's ok, too. But on my friends list, all it appears will work is youtube links and the ones in my header (recent entries/friends/user info/that other one). WHAT THE CRAP?

EDIT - Also, my tags and such are missing on my flist.
worm

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It's 1:24 in the morning and I just vomited because every time I smoke a cigarette I get super nauseous. I should go eat a piece of bread, y/n?

TQC, why do I keep smoking when 60% of the time it makes me feel like shit immediately afterward?

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 TQC, I only just now figured out how to put in post earrings. Turns out whoever pierced my ear didn't do it straight, so I have to put my earrings in at an angle. I feel like an idiot.

 

When was the last time you felt stupid? Did other people make fun of you, or did you sit there in embarassed silence hoping nobody noticed?

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You're at a salad bar. There's every kind of leafy green, salad topping, and dressing known to man. What does your salad consist of?


Me? I would partake of some spinach, then add some cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, ham, hard-boiled egg, tomato, cucumber, some of those asian noodles or oyster crackers, and then top it off with ranch or sundried tomato italian dressing.
MADE BY angiebum!

hmm

tqc,

For those of you who are into cosmetology, and know about the schools in NYC, i need your help.

I'm confused on whether to go to
Arrojo cosmetology school? yes, nick arrojo from TLC's what not to wear.
(www.arrojoeducation.com)

OR

Paul Mitchell the school?
(www.paulmitchelltheschool.com)

:( so confused!

reading lists

What are then next five books on your 'to-read' list?  If you don't have a list, what are five books you want to read in the near future?

Here is my list, in no particular order:

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Winter's Tales by Isak Dinesen
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

mulder pencils

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So over the past week, maybe a little bit less, I have been bruising A LOT. I don't typically bruise easily, and I don't know what this is all about. I don't do ANYTHING physical really, I have no idea where they are coming from. Someone just freaked me out with this story about how they had kidney problems and had no idea and literally almost died if they hadn't gone to the ER when they did. I'm about to panic, should I go to the ER?
alice

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I'm planning a surprise party for my boyfriend's birthday on friday, and we're going on a group trip to a theme park. He knows something's afoot, but thinks it's just me and him, however he's somehow found out i'm buying tickets for people!
What do I say to throw him off the scent, and also to find out who told him?!
bails

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what is your plan of attack when you get a yeast infection?

things i should put on my red, itchy, swollen labia-bits to try to sooth the pain? nonsrs answers plz.

feel sorry for me because i have a yeast infection and im on my period?

?

?
ferris wheel

Lolz

My boss and supervisor just got sh*t on by another manager because they didn't know a very important part of their own job, which my coworker and I find truly hard to believe, as we deal with it every day.

When was the last time you majorly f*cked up at work?

How did you handle it?

stop trying to make fetch happen!

Have you ever tried putting your own slang term into use and getting other people to do it too? What was it, what did it mean, and did anyone ever use it?

Ex: One time I tried using "duck sauce" instead of "lame" and only my then-roommate caught on.
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literal

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Have you ever had a really delicious cupcake? What kind was it?

I'm thinking of making cupcakes for my co-workers on Thursday and I'm looking for fresh ideas. I'm stuck in a coffee/carrot cake/rainbow rut. I'm checking the archives at bakebakebake, but do you have any suggestions?
bombshell

Boyfriend

I have a boyfriend, and he is the greatest thing on the planet. He watched me get chicken pox and then vomit into some bushes, and then he cradled my fragile, sweating head in his hands.

Then, he said, "I don't care if you ever vomit, you are as beautiful as the light of Heaven, and kissing you after you vomit makes my soul fly over rainbows."

I looked at him, and then he added, sweetly, "I sing like Mike Patton, cook like Emeril, love you like Wesley loves Buttercup, and also... I am FOINE like those guys from Immature."

How does that make you feel, TQC? I really don't know how I should FEEL!!
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woo-hoo!, YESH!, chibi Rorschach approves

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What would your top act be if you were suddenly declared Supreme Lord and Commander of the Internet?

(For the record, I would permanently remove any and all traces of kiddie pr0n, and any sicko who tries uploading or even searching for it gets a 10000-volt shock through their hard drive, killing them instantly. Mwah ha ha.)
chicken

i'm an idiot

I stopped receiving my e-mail notifications to let me know that someone has replied to me.

why is this? has anyone else experienced this?

Ive checked my junkmail and its not in there. And I havent fiddled with any of the settings on my account (unless i did it while sleeping or something...)


...never mind. Wrong e-mail account.
theo look

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Perhaps a bit controversial...

Just say you had a 15 year old daughter, and she came home to tell you that she was pregnant. How would you handle the situation?

If you had a 15 year old son come home and tell you his girlfriend was pregnant, how would you handle that situation?
toothless

Because my class is super boring...

I know this questions gets asked a whole ton, but I didn't want to fish back through tons of posts for it. I apologize now if it was asked within the last two pages.
Do you have a laptop? What brand/model/whatever? Links? How much did you pay for it? Do you like it? Any problems? Speficially those who have an HP laptop, yay or nay? Any reccomendations for someone whose most powerful program would be Sony Vegas or some other kind of editing software? ...Help?

Any experience with overstock.com, specifically buying shirts? I like some of the shirts they have, but I'm really skeptical about buying clothes online because I have a hard time finding the right size anywhere.


And for everybody else, do you get road rage? If you don't drive, do you know someone who gets road rage? Will you tell me about it? :D
Tim onstage!

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I have a crippling fear of phones, and am quite able to terrify myself into hysterics when presented with having to take my car through a fast food restaurant's drive-through. Both are rather irrational fears, and most people can't understand why I react that way to them.

What are some of your irrational fears? (Counting, of course, fears that seem to be irrational to everyone else but you.)
lil mer

SMA wat?


Another useless question...

Does anyone here watch the SMA series? (a parody of Sailor Moon where a group of kids dub in their own voices, cut out the unimportant bits of an episode, and make the entire thing really funny - and painful to listen to). I've been watching it on-and-off for a good year now and Ive finally gotten past episode 10 (i know, im sad an pathetic).

ANY WAY!!!!

Why have they combined episode 13/14, and why have they skipped episode 15 all together in favor of a quick 'recap' as a 15/16?

Was the episode boring? were they not able to cut it down to less than 10min? did they have some deep-seeded hatred for it?
lulu guinness clutch

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You are taking a class where the professor creeps you out and makes you uncomfortable. There is no attendance requirement and your grade depends entirely on the midterm and final. The midterm and final are both take-home.

Do you continue to show up to class regularly or do you just show up to pick up the midterm and final?

Edit: It's about the professor who called me "big Joan, beautiful Joan" He continues to creep me the fuck out and make me uncomfortable.

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This semester, I'm working on my senior thesis and I also decided to take on a 3 day per week internship. After 3 weeks of the internship, I found that it was taking up too much time, so I asked my supervisor if I would be able to come in for half a day on one of the 3 days. She agreed. Then shortly after I sent the email, I needed to go home to collect materials for my thesis so I needed the week off. I explained my situation, and asked her for the week off. She responded by saying: "It was an understanding that you would be coming in three days a week from the very beginning and you gave no indication that this would be an issue. Regretfully, we are terminating your internship."

Two weeks later, I emailed her again apologetically and regretfully, and asked her if it would be possible to be reconsidered for a summer internship. Two weeks later and I still haven't received a response. Should I try emailing one more time, or should I take this lack of response as her not wanting to consider me as an intern again?

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Question for the TQC gamers:
A new download, the "Survival Pack" for L4D came out today. I just downloaded it and can't seem to figure out how to play the two new campaigns, is anyone else having issues?

Can anyone help me out? There isn't much I've found as far as FAQs or help goes.

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Who is your favorite internet "oddball"?



(People like Chris-chan, SassyCassie, Creepy-chan, etc...I'm not so much interested in seeing internet "celebrities" like Jeffree Star or Tila Tequila for answers-even though they are totally whacked out).
h/w batman and robin

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This is a long shot, but I'm hoping someone might be able to pull this off.

Was anyone at the free Streetlight Manifesto show at AU in DC on Sunday? If so, did you happen to take pictures? Are you willing to share?

If not, what was the last concert you attended? What is the next concert you will attend? Best you have attended? Worst?
pansyface

yes, I'm a dork

I'm picking up my new motorcycle tonight!!! WOOOOOHOOOO!! 

What should I name it?  It's a 2007 Yahama V-Star Silverado.  Cruiser, not a sportbike.

My last bike was named "Big Ugly".


Yes, it DOES need a name. 
Thrust

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What is your definition of a "one-night stand"?

Anecdata suggests wearing a menstrual cup shortens the length of your period. I don't see how this would work. Can you give me SCIENCE? or at least some sound reasoning?

Can you please draw me an emoting organ of some sort? If not just give me the emotion and the organ.
advice dog

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movie: eraserhead

(no subject)

What book are you currently reading? Textbooks don't count.

Me, I'm reading 2666. What should I read next?

edit: Has anyone read 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'? Is it worth picking up?
labyrinth

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Have you had your free ice cream yet? Or shall we, who have had, or will have, gloat on the misfortune of those unable to have?

...

*gloats*

Addendum for those who are unaware (BLASPHEMY, I say!): Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day! 21st April; depending on where you are, it has already begun (for me) or hasn't yet begun (for you, I think).

Addendum 2: don't believe me, clicky here.

(no subject)

So my 2nd boss is hosting a bags tournament to raise money for MS. He had me make some fliers today (which I suck at...but oh well. I warned him!) and he wants me to call area businesses to see if they will donate supplies for the cookout portion.

Yeah..I'm an idiot and have never done anything like that before. So should I call and explain what's going on and just ask for stuff flat out? Or should I go in person and give them a flier? I'm planning on calling/going to the local grocery store and a local meat market.

Now..speaking of the tournament..its a bags tournament. I have never heard the game called a "bags tournament". Its the one with the little bags that you toss into holes however many feet away. Kinda like washers, but not.

Has anyone heard of this game? If you have, do they call it "bags"? If not, what do they call it?

Why does my boss insist on making me create fliers and signs if I tell him I suck at it? (I'm a bookkeeper, btw).
text - something to say

(no subject)

I found this quote in a National Geographic years ago and it's always stuck with me:

In this world the man holds the higher position, and the woman follows him. That's the way it should be. I must help and support him but not let him know. That is woman's virtue: to be strong on the inside but not let it show. - Tokyo Geisha

What do you think about this, TQC? Does this idea enslave women or does it have some merit? Is it an artificial concept that works to subjugate strong women or does it empower them in a culture which outsiders tend to misunderstand?
Old Fashioned

(no subject)

Has anyone ever used irepair or a similar company (which one)? How was your experience with it?

The headphone jack on my two year old ipod is fucked; it doesn't seem like a big enough deal to get a new one but I don't want to pay 200$ or whatever apple charges to fix out-of-warranty ipods.
woven heart

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If you were good friends with someone when you were 12/13 and then drifted away from them, and ten years later they want to get together with you, do you look forward to it or dread it?

I always want to call up friends I haven't seen in a long time but then I think they would find it strange or forced.

(no subject)

What are your favorite English dubbed anime movies to watch? I don't like subtitles cause it's too distracting from the movie. I've seen Spirited Away, Howls Moving Castle, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Grave Of The Fireflies, The Cat Returns and Kiki's Delivery Service.
Any others you like a lot that you'd recommend to me?
Verlander

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So my friend and I haven't been able to see each other much this semester due to opposite work and school schedules. We are both done this week, so we are going to go on a picnic next Tuesday.

What kinds of foods should we make?
When was the last time you were on a picnic?
psyduck

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It has recently rained here causing tons of worms to make their way to the side walk inevitably killing them by the hundreds of tramping feet. If I see a worm that is either dead or alive I made a point to not step on them. One, because they gross me out, and two, because I don't want to kill them.

Alright, TQC, do you do anything similar?

(no subject)

1. Are you more of a pack rat or someone who throws almost TOO much away??

-I am in charge of packing up our stuff for our move next month since my fiance wants to keep EVERYTHING. I tend to throw stuff away.... even stuff that I consciously know I will want later.

On another note, today my fiance's car DIED. it will cost way too much to get it fixed (it would cost the approximate value OF tha car). So, obviously it is not worth it. This means we now only have one car to move cross-country next month. We are only bringing what fits in the car. I now have to reduce my already reduced possessions by half!

2. Got any tips for me?
freddie

(no subject)

Is saying someone is 'foreign' racist?

When I was on the way back from a very long coach trip from London I overheard a couple in front of me talking. The conversation went like this..

Person A - I love London. It's really diverse. There's so many foreigners there.

Person B - (At this point, slaps person A on arm and glares) Oh my god! I can't believe you said that!

What do you think?


ETA : Thank you! I didn't think it was a racist remark myself.

(no subject)

A casual acquaintance pulls you aside and tells you they have packed up a hiking bag, have sold all their possessions and plan on living in the wood/hitch-hiking across the states in order to forget a member of the opposite sex as well as grow up/find themselves. What would your reaction be? What would you think of this person?
Peggy Blink

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So, I have a dinner date at my place on Saturday. I'm cooking the main and the sides, he's bringing the dessert (he says it's a surprise!). When it was first planned, I was thinking "ooh, great opportunity to stop by a fish market!", but then I asked him what he WON'T eat and he said... yep, fish.

What should I cook, guys? I'm looking for something classy, something you don't eat every day, something that I will have fun cooking. THANKS Y'ALL!
cheesin' for Disney

(no subject)

if you find out through a mutual friend that your ex-friend's mom died, do you say something/send a card?
here are some factors to consider:
- you and ex-friend have known each other for 14? years on and off
- you broke off the friendship due to backstabby stuff
- the death was due to breast cancer and was slow
- if the situation was reversed, you think you'd feel annoyed at her bringing awkwardness to your sadness

eta: lj comment is also an option.
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youtube prontube

(no subject)

Are you living your life to the FULLEST?
Are you REALLY not giving a shit what people think?
Have you improved over the last couple years?
Is life feeling shitty or is it just a couple of days here and there.




I want to fucking know.   I'm still posting here........too bad.
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Tell me...

About one website you check every single day, or several times a day even? LJ counts also, so mention your favorite community/ies as well if you like.

For me, it's Cake Wrecks. It's insanely entertaining and the terrible cakes horrify and delight me at the same time, and even more so with the sardonic descriptions for each one (the recent Easter series were a scream). It's even better on Sundays when they show the most awesome kinds of cakes that people have made. :D

I suppose for LJ, it's a tie between sf_drama (I need reassurance on all the crazy shit that happens world-wide - both irl and online) and WTF_OMGZ (for the pure WTF factor).

Edit: Sorry about that! I wrote this stupidly and didn't even include a question mark, so my apologies for that! o:
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