so, i'm about halfway through extremely loud & incredibly close by jonathan safran foer aaaaand i'm not entirely sure i care enough to finish reading it.
so, for those of you who've read it (or those of you who haven't), should i bother finishing it?
also, what's the last book you started but didn't finish?
So I'm a bit of a Twitter noob. What celebs/other interesting news feeds would you recommend that I follow to make this thing worthwhile?
What is the last thing that scared you?
What is the last thing that excited you?
What is the last thing that upset you?
Will you recommend a book?
Will you recommend a movie?
Will you recommend a video game?
Will you recommend a television show?
Decide what I should do with my life next year?
Should I stay home and teach homeschool kids Italian? Or should I leave home entirely and do something stupid like travel or get a job somewhere far away?
And in general, how are you doing tonight, TQC? I'm bored.
TQC, my roommate is fucking a girl in the shower RIGHT NOW.
What should I do to them that would be hilarious, but not cock-blocking?
EDIT: awww dammit they're done. Any OTHER ways you guys can think of that I could fuck with them (not literally)?
(besides prostitution) What is the quickest way to earn £1,700?
When you cry for a while, does it make your cheeks/the rest of your face feel sticky or stiff or something?
I feel like this is a weird and probably dumb question because of the stuff that's in tears, like the sodium and glucose and things, they'd interact with your skin and could make it feel weird, right? idk I'm tired and ~*emotionally drained*~, sorry if this is dumb.
Do you regularly put pepper on your food? I've always been a salt-only kind of person.
Any one else having trouble logging into Yahoo mail today?
Hi tqc as of midnight tonight (so, April 25th) it is my birthday.
What was your best birthday? What was your worst birthday?
About what age do you stop calling females "girls" and start calling them women?
What age do you stop calling males "boys" and start calling them men?
What age did you consider yourself no longer a girl/boy but a man/woman?
Has that outlook changed as you've gotten older?
So....the wife closed on the new house yesterday, the old phone is disconnected, she hasn't sent me the new phone number, or the new address, she isn't answering her cell or her e-mail.
Whats up with that?
Should I be ~concerned~??
A few days ago I was eating something and it felt like a bit of it went in my nose. I blew my nose and a tiny piece of cheese came out the right side. Today the right side of the back of my throat and roof of my mouth hurt. The left side was normal temperature and the right side was definitely warmer. It feels like I have half a sinus infection. I did a sinus rinse right away and now it feels a little better. Should I go to the doctor immediately? Do another sinus rinse later and see how I feel tomorrow? Something else? I just dread going to the doctor more than anything so if it's avoidable I'd like to avoid it.
I'm going to die, y/n?
You know that book, "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller? I read it a while back, and I have two questions.
One: is it actually funny?
Will you show me the view from your house/window/bedroom/etc? What do you see when you look outside?
What's the funniest fortune you ever got from a fortune cookie or elsewhere?
Do you believe in luck?
What's your star sign?! 8D
Do you like Jane Austen's novels?
What about Pride and Prejudice specifically? I'm talking about the book, not any of the movie versions. (Although if you were influenced in your opinion by, say, Colin Firth, do tell me.)
I'm an English ed major and I'm passably fond of P&P but I know hardly anyone who will confess a love for Austen. It seems to be popular now to dislike her. Hopefully I am living in a bubble, but either way, I'm sure that you, dear TQCers, will give me a better picture of things.
Bath or shower?
Do you prefer bar soap or shower gel?
What brand, fragrance?
What's the actual name for that puffy, netted ball thing that you use with shower gel?
When you bathe, do you insert a soapy finger into your anus?
How gross is your bathroom right now?
I was at 7-11 the other day, and saw a woman who looked a LOT like Dog the Bounty Hunter's wife. I didn't say anything to her, because I'm afraid of looking like a dumbass. I found out that afternoon, they are in my city filming an episode, so chances are actually pretty high it really was her.
TQC, what would you do if you thought you saw a celebrity, but you're not sure? Am I the only one afraid of looking stupid?
TQC, do you have a hot ass twat that does not lack rot?
When you look down what do you see?
I'm hungry TQC. Should I have a sandwich with my veggies (zucchini and tomato) or whole wheat pasta?
TQC, I have 2 kittens that are 4-5 weeks old. Is it too early to trim their nails? FWIW, the nails are clear and I can see the quick.
Should I try and litter train them?
Why does cat food smell like ass?
Have you ever been in a really bad mood for no reason?
I had a dream last night that I saw God, and God was a slice of cheese. What the hell does this mean, TQC?
oh my god i just got the worst fucking period cramps in the world. they hit me like a train, i took an ibuprofen 800 mg and nothing..
how do you kill your period cramps?
i usually indulge in some alcohol. but i have to work in an hour.... and uhm, its not looking good..
What websites do you go to when you get on your computer besides LJ?
I need new entertainment.
Mine's creepypasta.com and theonion.com
As you can see, I'm boring.
Okay. I'm frustrated and I give up.
Someone in this community has a Supernatural icon of Dean and Sam in sleeveless shirts and it says "Can we come in?"
I stole that icon, and went to the makers community and added it to my bookmarks (after taking the icon I'm using now). But the bookmark was deleted.
So can someone either tell me who has the icon, or where I can find the creator of the one I'm using? 'cause I am losing my effin' mind.
Do you think $70/month is good or bad for a phone service plan? I would have unlimited texting, 900 minutes/month, and free calls to my five favorite people. I added roadside assistance and the extended warranty as well. I get a 17% discount with Verizon for working with Regal Entertainment Group, so I'm pretty attached to them.
If you don't think that's a good deal, what carrier do you use, and do you like them? How much do you pay a month?
Sprint is also an option because I also get a discount there, but I like Verizon.
1)How can I stop waking up at 4 am? I went to sleep at 9 last night, woke up at 4, and went back to sleep at 5:30 and slept til 12!
2)How many guns per family is within the norm?
3)Do you want to complain about something minor?
Man, I don't want to work all saturday in the summer.
If you were going to have a Paris Hilton-themed drag act, what would your drag queen name be?
I need to cut my expenses. What's the cheapest cell-phone plan out there? Or, even better, which one provides the best combination of price + value?
(ETA: I'm doing prepaid at the moment, but it's getting to be too expensive. Job hunting + family stuff going on = making a lot of calls at the moment. I just need something that gives me as many anytime minutes as possible for a decent price.)
Listen to the lyrics of this song.
What do you think?
If you don't care, what is your preferred method of transportation? What kind of car do you have?
Have you ever taken one of those 1 a day vitamins and felt nauseated shortly afterward?
What is the last thing that made you feel nauseated?
Do you hang out with either/both of your parents?
What sort of things do you do together?
What is your preferred lotion/remedy for severely dry skin? I'm tearing up my arms and legs. :(
What's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for you?
Do you have ferrets?
If so do they like to steal your shoes?
Mine like to try and steal my shoes while I am wearing them!
1. how many of your exes have you hit on after you broke up?
2. how many of your exes have hit on you after you broke up?
3. tell us a story about why you broke up with any ex.
Anyone think this is cheating or at least sketchy?
The synopsis of the situation is you are dating someone, guy in this case for me, and they end up sleeping at a hotel room drunk with their male cousin and your female friend?
Also, why don't I want to go to work today?
What do you do when you're making something for a client/someone/whoever and they're requsting something truly awful that goes way beyond bad taste? Imagine it's not that you don't like it personally, but it's really pretty awful.
a) take their money and do whatever they're asking, and put your work out there for the whole world to see
b) try to talk them out of it completely with sound arguments
c) try to compromise
d) don't do it, forget the money, and save yourself from the shame
e) something else (clarify)
If you picked b or c and they won't listen?
Was invited to my first Tupperware party tonight. Excited to go and hang out with the girls but not sure what to expect at the party.
If you have been to one, are they fun? Price friendly? Details please :)
If you don't care or haven't been to one, What are your Sat. night plans?
do you have a nervous habit thing? is it a bad one?
how can i stop chewing my lips?
Do you like Golden Girls?
How sad are you to hear about Bea Arthur?
I'm very upset. :(
Darling TQC, how do I inform my friend that I am socially inept, and therefore, she should not try and force me to hook her up with some guy she and I barely know?
If that wording was weird, she's telling me to call some guy so that I can hook her up. The best I've ever done is scare people away with my incredible lack of social skills. How do I get this point across?
If you don't care, why is the wind coming through my window so musical?
Is it true that for every hot broad out there, there's a guy who's tired of fuckin' her?
do you still find spongebob funny?
do you still watch it?
What's a great inside joke you have with your boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend?
I was being snarky and informed my boyfriend he was packing 6 inches, and that it was a compliment. In fact, he's at least 3 inches longer. So now, just out of the blue, we'll look at each other and go 'six inches!' with our fingers about an inch apart.
I picked up a really cool glass at a flea market but it's filled about a third of the way with wax, as though somebody had used it to hold a candle at some point.
What's the best way to get the wax out? It's not really large enough to reach in and just scrape out.
has anyone ever read the book Madapple by Christina Meldrum?
what were your thoughts on it? (i haven't finished so please no spoilers)
I got an email from a classmate asking for a metric butt-load of my notes. I helped him out once in the past when he missed a lecture for a legit reason. The notes he's asking for this time include a lecture that is available online so even though he missed class he could watch it himself whenever he wants, and the other material is for classes he attended and could have taken notes himself. I'm pretty annoyed because while I'm happy to help people out, he's pretty much asking me to do his work for him.
Should I just ignore the email or should I respond telling him why I'm not going to help him? How do I gently point out that he's being lazy, and should do his own work?
Have you ever taken the test to become a chacha guide?
If so, did they ask you the same question twice? I just took one and got the same question and now I'm nervous that I did everything wrong =[
I misplaced my beer, where did I leave it?
What's the nicest thing that you've done for your roommate?
What's the nicest thing they've done for you?
I'm supposedly going to meet my boyfriend's parents in bumfuck nowhere this upcoming weekend. What are some things to do in a town where the population of horses trumps that of humans 2:1?
PS. It's supposed to be moderately warm, I think.
What are the TOP 5 most important things in your life?
i was working in an art class room two days ago and after ten minutes of being there, a girl came in and told me that there were tables covered in wet resin and that the room was highly toxic. so, i left and worked out in the hallway about 10 feet away from the room. the next day (yesterday) i assumed it was safe since the room had been ventilated and the tables were gone, and worked in the room for three hour. i woke up this morning feeling terrible. is there any thing that will make me feel better from being exposed to these chemicals? ..... :(
What kind of gifts or activities are you planning for Mother's Day? (Including Grandma's,Aunt's,Sister-in-laws, etc)
So my friend hooked me up with one of his single friends. We've been talking for two months, and he asked me to be his girlfriend, and I said yes. But now I think we are rushing things. Pink hat.
Have you ever gotten stitches before?
When did you get them?
Where did you get them?
I've been told I'm scary and way too picky.
TQC, why are you single?
If you're not, well why aren't you?
I live in an apartment in a college town. Lately I've been waking up at night to what I think is the sound of my mailbox opening and shutting. So, the drunkards are sifting through my mailbox.
Can you give me some effective ways to make them stay off my property/stop trying to steal my mail? I do not like the idea of drunks on my front porch while I'm sleeping.
Tonight I put an envelope in the mailbox that says "smile for the camera :)" on the front in hopes to give them a scare. yes/no?
Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart?
America or Canada?
Goldfish or Betta?
What's something that just made your day great?
While at work today, I watched a lady write out a check and actually write the R for Toys R Us backwards!
If nothing great has happened, what do you wish would happen?
If you're American, do you prefer to be addressed as "Nation.." or "America.."?
Is it unreasonable to ask the people downstairs to be quiet because they're being really obnoxiously loud and shouting drunken obscenities on their patio just below my daughter's window?
I feel like I shouldn't ask them to be quiet, because they're just hanging out on their own property, but damn if I haven't had to go calm down my daughter and coax her back into sleep three or four times in the last thirty minutes. =[
Most played song on your playlist?
Mine is The Lonely Island's song 'The Old Saloon'.
Was the ancient Israeli diaspora a self-fulfilling prophecy?
I made $200 today. Should I blow it all on booze and fly women or invest in my retirement?
Does beer make your asshole just a little bit looser? Just a little more relaxed?
Is it okay to poke through a stranger's dresser and closet if they aren't home and all the pictures in the room are of a sweet piece of tail?
What should I Watch Instantly on Netflix? I watched all the available 30 Rock episodes, and I can't watch CSI because I'm eating din-din.
What's your favorite Nintendo 64 game?
Did you go outside today? What did you do?
I'm getting drunk with my sister. What are you doing tonight?
one time when i was having sex with this guy who knew my love for Zelda, he yelled right as we was coming, "here comes the hookshot!" and it was very lolzy to me. What's the funniest sex you ever had?
Where in the heck did I leave off on Majora's Mask? I haven't played in months, and can't remember where I was.
Will I ever actually get into Grand Theft Auto IV?
Why can't I find Grand Theft Auto San Andreas for Xbox anymore?!
What's your favorite video game ever?
What subcultures (internet or otherwise) do you consider yourself part of?
TQC, my state has swine flu. How long until I die?
My bff's birthday party is tonight and pretty much the specific point of her party is to get drunk, but I don't drink. How should I use my sobriety to my advantage?
Do you have any movie recommendations for me? I like thrillers, horror, action/adventure, and some comedies. I'm not a big fan of romantic comedies, so if you're going to suggest one please note if it is even the tiniest bit lame.
What's the worst sex you've had?
Is it true that it takes 3 days to get out of shape and 5 days to get in shape?
Have you ever won anything like "Win a Trip to the Playboy Mansion!" or "Spend a Day with you Favorite Recording Artist" or similar?
Or - have you won anything at all? What was that like for you?
Do you ever get the mean reds?
This is a sign that I've lived in apartments WAY too long.
When you paint a bedroom, you leave the woodwork white, right? I mean, assuming that it's not just wood-colors anymore.
But what about the closet door - do you leave it white as well, or paint it the color of the room or something else?
first date scenario:
you are sitting next to the other person, and they say your hair smells nice.
creepy or sweet?
What will I dream about tonight?
Why are you fat?
What kind of jewelry do you gravitate toward?
I like pearl earrings and gold watches.
Why the hell do I go through at least one entire ink cartridge per semester?
How lame is it that I do this?
Where the hell is a good place to get some cheap ink? These things are too stupid-expensive for me to have to keep buying more all the time.
It is super cool if I start saying, "This I command!" after every declarative statement I make, y?
Are you watching the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency? Isn't it just as great as the books?
Is $48 is a good deal on an eye exam for a glasses prescription?
What are some distinctly 'American' things to say? Ex. "bloody brilliant" is British and "mate" is Aussie, what about Americans?
Do you have any good eating habits?
I don't like sweets, so I don't eat them.
My nail bed tends to itch a little after I cut my nails. It feels kind of satisfying, like peeling an orange. Is that weird? What do you find weirdly satisfying? (Cleaning ears, pulling out belly lint...c'mon.)
How often do you ask questions in TQC?
How excited are you that cloudy with a chance of meatballs is being made into a movie?
Fancy playing a game?
Everyone posts a comment, then other people reply by describing that person's icon as they would to someone who can't see it.
What was the best and/or most unique inexpensive gift you've ever received? What about one that you've given?