I just fell up the stairs again. There are thirteen of them, and were I the superstitious type I might think there was something to that. As I was inspecting myself for damage, I noticed my right sock has a hole in the heel. I can't say whether this is a recent development or if I'm not very observant when I dress myself, but I do know that when my socks wear out, it is, without exception, in the heel. Where do yours usually wear thin first?
How many sticks of butter do you have in your fridge? Fractions and decimals in your answer are acceptable.
So between now and around 2:00pm tomorrow, I have to finish a paper, study for and take my bio final, and literally pack up everything I own to go home for the summer [including many pots and pans, a microwave, etc]. The paper is due at 5:00pm tomorrow, but I'm getting it done before I leave no matter what. My final is at 8:00am. It's 12:30am now, so going to bed right now would mean being asleep by maybe 2:30. Keeping in mind that I don't run well on not much sleep, how would you suggest I go about doing this?
ETA: The final is just a test, and I'm not worried about doing badly on it at all. I run better on no sleep than little sleep, it's weird. I'm not driving myself home, my dad's coming to pick me up. And I know I should've written the paper already. xD
i just had a horrible fucking nightmare that my sister had green laser eyes (like the lighthouse in the great gatsby) and that she was in the bunk under me speaking in tongues and she was paralyzed and staring a hole through my face. as she was speaking, she was jerking me around via laser eyes and demon talk.
what's the last really scary thing you encountered?
1. Have you ever had a tick bite? 2. Where do you live? 3. How long was the tick attached? 4. How long did it take for the mark to go away? 5. Did you freak out like I did? :)
I think I am officially initiated into the South because I had my first tick bite two weekends ago. I moved down here from MI and back up there didn't spend nearly as much time outside, and to my knowledge nobody in my family or group of friends had ever encountered this. The good thing is that very few ticks cause disease, and those that do have to be attached quite a while, so I'm in the clear, but... ew.
If so, do you know why the hell Sun, Locke, and Ben landed on the island in 2009 and Hurley, Jack, and Kate landed in the 70's? I mean, I understand why Jack's crew is in the 70's, but if they were all on the same plane, shouldn't Sun, Locke, and Ben be in the 70's too?
Do you or have you ever laughed at someone with a disability? (ie wheelchair) Do you laugh when the media makes jokes in movies and television at the expense of people with disabilities? (I'm thinking of the Jimmy/Timmy type characters).
I'm in college, bought a textbook for one of my classes at the beginning of the semester, and I want to make photocopies of about 10 pages (the book has 350 in it) to study from for my final next week (so I can re-highlight, it's a memorization thing).
I just told my roommate and she said "I wouldn't do that if I were you, that's copywriting, you could get in trouble" I was planning on going to my college's library to make copies.
What's your favorite board game? What's your least favorite? Why are they your favorite/least favorite?
My boyfriend's mom died when he was 17, its a very sore subject for him and mother's day is always kind of a rough day for him. He normally spends the day with his sister and her family but they got in a fight and I think he's going to be forced to spend the day with me (we live together and my family is coming over). Any tips on what I can do to make it easier for him?
Someone asked a question about a dog earlier which made me wonder people opnions of one of my dogs..
I own a Pit Bull..had her since she was 8 weeks old and she will be 5 this July. Towns around me are putting up "Bully breed bans" and most specific reagarding Pit Bulls due to their bad rep. I have 3 young kids and plenty of frinds with kids that come over and play and pick on her and she loves it. Not once has there ban any idicator of worry regarding her "viciousness"
So, here are my questions 1)What are your opinions on Pit Bull's (good or bad) and why 2)Do you think its fair to put a ban on the breed b/c some people still raise them to fight therefore give the entire breed a bad sterotype. 3)If you had/have a Pit Bull and they put a ban in your area would you get rid of your dog or try to hide her (esp if you have had him/her for 5 years or more)
Sorry for the long winded question but this is what I am dealing with right now. I can't just get rid of her if the ban is passed, she would probably end up in a shelter and put to sleep.. :(
My Earth Science professor is giving us two options of how we want to take our final. One is the format we have been doing all semester: short answers questions. There are usually 10 questions worth three points, but the final is FIFTY, each worth one point. I usually write at least half a paragraph because she tells us to put details/be specific and some of the stuff is just hard to explain in just one or two sentences. The other is a multiple choice. My friend that I met in this class said he took the MC test last year and bombed it. I think I am generally doing better than many people in this class (BTW- this class has a fifty-percent fail rate) and I am not looking forward to writing fifty short answers,but I dont want to rock the boat since I have been scoring high on the short answers tests...
Does anybody have any advice on where to get nice, affordable diamond engagement rings? I only know of the stores with the cheesy commercials, but some googling results in crazy opinions either way. Can you name some good places to look at?
i'm heading off to college in the fall and am in need of a laptop. i've only owned a desktop before, so bear with me if i'm a bit technologically ignorant hah. i'm leaning towards the white, $1000 mac. thoughts on the different mac models or pc vs mac in general? i'm primarily looking to use it for the internet and word documents, not so much computer programs.
I have to write a research paper about "a topic about government and politics in Asia". No other parameters. When given this sort of assignment I tend to fail horribly because it's extraordinarily difficult for me to narrow down such a broad topic. So out of desperation I am asking you, TCQ, what is the most interesting or juicy topic about Asia (yes, anywhere in Asia) that you can think of?
ETA: Thanks for the suggestions, Thailand's current situation looks rather intriguing. I think I'll be going with that.
I have a question! I'm watching The Da Vinci Code, and the scene where the Silas (Paul Bettany) is on the phone (like five minutes into the movie) he's not speaking English, but it's not subtitled. Is it supposed to be subtitled? Did i get a bum copy of the movie? Or is it actually not meant to be subtitled in that part? I'd hate to watch more if it turns out i AM supposed to know what he's saying. Maybe i accidentally picked up the copy intended for linguists.
There is a man walking around a field, playing the bagpipe just down the street from me. He does this pretty frequently. I should go play something along with him, y/y? (jk, too shy. would not want to mock him. :*/)
what are some odd things about your neighborhood/neighbors?
what's your favorite makeshift and/or minimal-talent-required kind of instrument? (ex. blowing on a bottle/jug, tambourine, triangle, kleenex box banjo, etc.)
So just had a discussion with my mom about Netflix. I gave her a coupon for a 30 free trial, and they wouldn't give it to her because when I lived there, I had Netflix, so they didn't see her as a new user. Long story short, they gave her 14 days, but she canceled it because she wanted the 30. I got her a NEW coupon and she tried again. They said they'd give her 28 days free (now that she'd canceled the other account, she acutally technically wasn't a new user), and she refused, because the coupon was for 30.
Now I say that's a little much, just take the 28 days- yes, it's a little lame, but it's still free movies. She says it's "Poor customer service!" and she won't take it at all. Who is right?
tqc, when i commented here, i got a page saying "Your comment has been added. According to this community's settings, it was marked as screened, and will be visible only to you and the community maintainers until they choose to unscreen it. You can view your comment here."
eta: PROBLEM SOLVED. new question: can you suggest movies for me and this guy i'm seeing to rent/download/see in theatres? we recently rented the plague, quarantine, and shrooms, and he's obsessed with superman.
I just applied for a job at Target. I could not want to work there any less. Given the state of the economy and failing job searches, have you applied to any places that you wouldn't apply to otherwise? Where?
So I worked in an optometrists office for a over a year. They hired a new girl 6 months after I started and suddenly deposits started going "missing". After 6 months of on and off missing deposits, the office manager (who has a grudge against me... why? I don't know.) decides that it is either myself or the new girl stealing deposits, and tells the Dr. that he should fire both of us, unless one of us admitted to it, then the other would keep their job. I didn't admit to it cause I didn't do it. The new girl didn't admit to it... maybe she didn't do it? I know that the deposits were left in the mall, unattended for over 3 nights on the final occasion. I have no idea who took them or "lost" them. Anyway, the Dr. fired us both, but took me aside (with my husband present) to give me back some CD's he had borrow from me. His exact words were "I have no proof on either of you. If you look, and can't find a job in a month or two, come back and I'll see what I can do.". I got evicted about 2 weeks later and had to move home into my parents house. I filed for unemployment and have been recieving it since February. Just today I got mail from the employment security commission. Apparently, my previous employer is now appealing my case. Stating the facts just as I told them to you, and now I have a hearing via telephone on the 20th. I read in the letter that they deposits have stopped dissapearing.
Should I worry even though I didn't steal anything?
And if they already approved my case, then why does this change anything?
Didn't really discover time travel. But if you'd just had your very own time machine delivered to your door, where would you go first? Let's assume it's a space machine too, otherwise you'd just be stuck in your house until it wasn't there anymore.
I'd go to London in 1993 and see the original production of Arcadia.
I just took my Smirnoff vodka out of the freezer and IT IS ACTUALLY FROZEN. Well, it's slush. I thought alcohol doesn't freeze very easily? What happened here? How cold must my freezer be???
The vodka was for predrinking before I go out tonight...with a guy I met for 15 minutes in a club last weekend while really, really drunk. And some of his friends. So pretty much I'm going out with a group of complete strangers, and I am a shy girl. How often do you drink before going out to "take the edge off?"
To follow up with the engagement ring question earlier --
Do you know anyone with a non-traditional (traditional as in diamond) engagement ring? If so, can you tell me more about it? What does it look like? How much did it cost? How did they/you/their families like it?
What are your views on shopping in charity-run stores (say, Oxfam or Red Cross as opposed to an actual thrift store) ?
Even going into charity shops is very 'unheard of' around here, which is rather sad considering the amazing things people can find. I personally don't like shopping on my own and now that my sister's moved out of the family home I don't have anyone who would find it fun to shop there.
On an odd side-question, when doing a spell-check have you ever had any weird suggestions come up? A suggestion for 'Oxfam' was 'Orgasm'.
TQC, my good friend wants to go see a movie tonight with our respective partners. I have seen both XMO: Wolverine and Star Trek. She hates anything that has any blood or gore. I don't think I can sit through something like Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and I really don't want to waste my money seeing a movie that only 1/4 of us will enjoy. Should I suck it up and let her pick the movie even though her boyfriend asked us to? Should I convince her to go to the nice theater 40m away instead of the craptastic one 5m from my house?
My best friend and I had plans to hang out tonight. We made these plans for last night, but yesterday he told me he couldn't last night, so we would hang out tonight. We've had these plans since Wednesday. I haven't heard from him all day today. I texted him, but he never wrote back. I wrote him again saying "Are we hanging out tonight? Will you text me back & at least let me know?" Still nothing. Then I find out he has plans with someone else through Facebook.
My question is: Should I text him saying something along the lines of "It would have been nice if you let me know you had other plans." Or should I simply leave it alone? WWTQCD?
Why won't Travelocity let me book hotels with my flights under their multi-destination menu?
It's a damn shame, because if you book a round trip flight, and hotel together, you get an additional discount on the hotel. I want to fly to London, stay 3 nights, take the train to Paris, stay 4 nights, and fly home to the states. What is the best way for me to book this online for the least amount of money?
i'm 18 years old, "dating" and 24 year old. We've been on and off for ten months now.
The first 6 months were wonderful, i was even tricked into believing i was gonna get married to him. But now we just sit around his house every day of the week.
We go no where...he fixes me food in bed but it's like livermush and easy to make food. We use to go out to eat all the time, we use to drink, we use to go around his friends but now we do fucking nothing except have sex and watch TV. He keeps telling me we are gonna go out and do things like we use to but we don't. We have been doing this for 2 months straight.
i'm wondering why i'm thinking he loves me. I'm not a stupid girl, but what the fuck am i doing??? and what the fuck is he wanting with me anyways,
I returned home last weekend and someone had stamped 666 on my hand inexplicably. This morning I woke up with KILL stamped on my hand and no one else who went out with me had it too, or could explain where I got it from.
ARE THESE SIGNS?!
Also, for those 'who cares?' people, what are your preconceptions on the whole oldest/youngest/middle child thing?
What's the name of the song that plays on this promo Cinemax got of their latest lineup of movies? It's some guy, and he has like this kid chorus, and it goes something like: ♪ Got nuthin' to worry about..! ♪
So I was watching the Million Matchmaker, and the matchmaker woman was trying to teach one of the guy's etiquette. She explained to him that he should find out what his date wants to eat/drink, and then order for her. He told her that some women don't like that, they like to order for themselves. She told him, "Well that's not a woman you want to date" and "Well, if you want to end up with a shrew..."
Because, apparently, this is a sign of someone who will want to be the dominant party in the relationship. Women should step back and let men take care of them, or it causes conflict.
Next month I'll be going to a country where livejournal is blocked. I won't be able to browse communities and journals, but if I respond to comments and post to my LJ from my gmail account, will those responses and entries go through?
Have you traveled abroad as a student? I'm going to Germany next year for a semester and I'm (REALLY EXCITED) trying to gather some tips about studying abroad. Can you give me some? Or just recount some anecdote from the experience?
If you haven't or you don't care to talk about it, are you planning on watching the Fringe finale on Tuesday? Because I can hardly wait for it.