Do you know of any good books that have a generally dark and sad mood to it throughout the entire thing? Perhaps a really moody or tragic character? I was just listening to a song that has this sort of feeling and it made me curious.
Annnd, anyone know of any books who's main character is what would most often be the antagonist? Someone evil and exciting? 8D
Who is your favorite comedian who's/whose? had a Comedy Central Presents?
Mine used to be Dane Cook way back when I was in like...7th grade and no one knew who the fuck he was except for me and the friends I made watch my VHS recording of his 30 minute special. Then it was Daniel Tosh and Stephan Lynch.
TQC, what would you do if you were in my position?
My work contact is ending this August, and my boss has just informed me that they would like to extend the contract to April next year. The problem is, this is a job that I am deeply unhappy with - I have no job satisfaction at all and I dread going to work every day. I couldn't resign prior to this as I was bonded by the contract.
So the flip side is, if I decline to extend the contract, I don't know if I can find another job soon, especially with the economy as it is now. In fact I have been asking around and sending out resumes, but it seems that no one wants me. =(
So should I -
- Extend my contract. At least I have a stable job until April next year. - Decline to extend. I have to look for a job after April anyway - why put off the inevitable? - Withdraw savings, buy a ticket, backpack across Asia and get drunk every day until the economy recovers. __________________________
Or if the above is tl;dr, will you tell me your favorite rock star?
Let's say you live in a flat and share a shower with multiple people. You go to take a shower and find a pube stuck up about shoulder height on the shower wall. Would you prefer it to be the pubes of a girl or a guy? Does it matter? Is one less disgusting than the other?
So, suddenly and out of nowhere, my Photoshop is no longer "respecting" the mask. In other words, I am trying to do a composite, so I have several masked images on different layers. But when I click on the layer (not the mask itself, but the masked image) and apply a tool, it applies it to the entire image, not just the masked portion. It has nothing to with locks or links in the layers palette. I already tried that. I also tried returning the entire program to its default settings, also to no avail.
TQC, I've only been awake one hour, but this morning I: 1) Slept in past a news conference with the Rev. Al Sharpton where he was endorsing my non-profit's mayoral control plan that I REALLY wanted to go to, both to meet Rev. Sharpton, but also to maybe score brownie points for taking time out of my weekend to go to an event I didn't have to go to. 2) Realized my best friend isn't such a good friend at all right now, which is making me cry and inspires me to punch things. 3) Had sour milk in my coffee on accident. UGH.
How do you suggest I cheer myself up?
Will you also post pictures of your idea of perfect beauty?
Also how much effort do you put into thank you cards? I have three more to write (after doing about 70) but these are more important because it's to my siblings and their SO's as well as my sister in laws parents. I hate writing these things!
A couple months ago on sort of an impulse I bought a plane ticket and now I don't really want to go. I can't try to get credit for the ticket or anything since I never plan on using this airline again.
Would it be stupider of me to not go and waste the cost of the plane ticket or to go and potentially waste even more money on a vacation I don't even want to take?
What makeup are you wearing right now? Do you just want to talk about your favorite brands of makeup in this post? Are you wearing any perfume? If anyone likes BPAL, do you want to recommend me your favorite scent for the next group of imps I buy?
The fan on my desktop was acting up, so my boyfriend went to change it for me, and now the fucking computer won't start as it says "it is really overheating" on bootup and must shut down to prevent overheating. (which isn't true, as it's JUST being turned on it never had the chance to get hot.) Obviously, it's probably some thermometer, or cord or gauge or strip or some techie piece that got dislodged or misplaced or broken when he put the new fan it. Now, best buy geek squad can't tell us much, that some thermal something was broken and we need a new motherboard. I HAVE 5 years of pictures, files, music, movies, and work on that computer. YEARS of stuff that is important to me.
Best buy said they might not need to wipe the hard drive, but they never though they might have to as well. Microcenter claims it can be backed up beforehand, but I'm finding it really hard to trust anyone at this point.
What would you do? Would you take it to a smaller professional pc place like microcenter? Or would you take it to best buy? I want to make it clear that my files come first, before a computer being fixed. What can I do? Is there some way I have have them sign something that guarantees I get all my files back? Something I can take legal action on if they loose all my files? Is there a way to pull the hard drive before sending it in an doing it myself?
1. what's the last embarrassing thing you did that makes you laugh? 2. if you could go do anything today, anything in the world, what would it be?
1. a week and a half ago i cupped my left boob in front of the guy at work i have a serious crush on. my friends think it's so funny(so do i) they're still asking me to show them exactly what i did. that or they're total pervs(or both?). 2. idk. something awesome, though. i've never been to a Disney owned theme park before.
can good people do bad things? are there certain bad things one could do that would make them not a good person in your book, or is it all relative? what characteristics do you use to define a "good" and/or "worthwhile" person?
how do you handle family members who judge constantly and meddle in all your affairs to the point that it significantly impacts your life? brush it off? confront them? edit: imagine a whole triangulation between your SO and a sibling where your sibling tells them bad things about you, tries to get them to not talk to you, draws conclusions based upon half-truths, that sort of thing.
today i woke up with a bit of blood on my pillow(like a half inch by a half inch and then a little smudge of it right above).
where the hell did it come from? it's right about where i put my mouth. was it my lip ring? i don't know why it would be bleeding, though. it's not new. are my teeth randomly gushing blood and then stopping?
My doctor prescribed Naproxen for period cramps. Also found that they help with my headaches. The thing is, they make me bloated and my tumtum gets upset even when I take it with food. I'm currently debating whether I should take one to help with my headache or not. Should I?
1. What can I do with avocados besides just eat them plain or make guacamole?
2. What should I make for dinner (that is preferably vegetarian)? In addition to avocados, I have mangos, basmati rice, chickpeas, onions, relish, pickles, one tomato, raspberries, chocolate, canned tuna, one sweet potato, whole wheat bread and a small amount of mozzarella cheese (shredded.) I am not opposed to buying more ingredients.
3. I have a 4.5 qt. crockpot. I know it's smaller than most, and I notice most recipes don't specify what size pot they are formulated for. What do I do about this?
I had my tooth pulled yesterday and I'm pretty much miserable. I threw up five times yesterday after eating a turkey sandwich turned my stomach totally sour. I'm weak, but I can't eat anything warm (and fuck, I am CRAVING some homemade macaroni and cheese), and the pain means I can't really eat anything solid today. I'm an incredibly bitchy mood because the only thing my painkillers are doing is making me feel sick since I can't eat. Cooking is pretty much my favorite thing to do, but I can't eat. Nothing is on television. I can't concentrate on books because I feel really restless. I can't go out because I feel too weird and sick.
So, TQCers, I turn to you.
What are your favorite websites for wasting time? I'm especially looking for free flash games and websites that link to a lot of different games/host lots of games. Addictinggames.com kind'f sucks now, but that's more or less the type of game site I'd be interested in.
tqc, i got a speeding ticket in april of 2008. i forgot to go to court and lost the paper ticket. a while later, i went to the town hall and tried to pay it, but the lady told me there was no way for her to look it up. wtf do i do? i just got a new license in the mail (i just turned 21 so i got the over-21 version), which apparently means the state doesn't think i have outstanding tickets. should i actually do something about it? the town where i got pulled over is pretty small and in the middle of the country, if that matters, and also this is in new york state.
eta: if you think i should do something, WHAT should i do?
if you don't care: are we still wearing our flu masks, or is that over with?
I asked a lady at the local Barnes and Noble for an application, and after she gave it to me, she told me that the manager would be there on Monday from 1-3p.
Obviously, I want to talk to the manager about a position.
How should I dress, even if it's just for me to ask about my application? And, stupid question - how should I even ask that? Is a, "Hello, I'm Dorothy and I'd like to ask about a position here at B&N, could we possibly talk about my application?" Any other advice for something like this? I'm prepared to go on an interview, but.. this isn't really one... so...
And unrelated, is it tacky to use coupons on a first date?
1) A friend of my s/o bought these Croc Prima flats, but they are too big for her (why buy them, right?), so she gave them to him to give to me. They fit fine, and he said they'd be good for when I'm teaching because I'll be on my feet all day and they're pretty comfortable, but I was told never to wear Crocs because they're dorky. Here are pictures...should I wear these?
( Collapse ) 2) Comfort or fashion? 3) Do you have a busy schedule where you find yourself having to pack your breakfast, lunch and dinner? What do you usually pack in your lunches?
1. Did/does your your family at the end of the day sit at the table and eat dinner together and have conversation about there day, home work, feelings?.... 2. Do use the library for reading purposes and if you do do you have any outstanding fees with your library?
Guys, ok, so like I'm done with school (for now anyway at this point in my life) and I'm doing an internship and it's coming to an end so I need a job. A REAL PERSON'S job. I'm 21. It's time. I'm excited.
So I'm applying for jobs and I have NO idea what sort of salary I should be expecting/aiming for. For what I want to do, starting is like in the $30,000s to $40,000s a year, but I don't know what that means. Is that a lot of money? It sounds like NOTHING and I'm freaking out, but I could just be really wrong.
Rent is $900 a month and utilities are like $50 a month. So, that's $11,400 that's not really negotiable. Plus... I don't know how much I spend on shit but my dad said I "cost" what is an average Subaru each year. Which is like, $23,000 a year according to the internet. I feel like, there is no way I go through almost $2,000 a month (including rent, clothes, etc.)
How much do you cost? What do you make (compare it to me if you don't feel comfortable sharing)?
What kind of lifestyle can I expect to live on, let's say, $35,000/yr?
any other words of wisdom?
**I live in New York City (Queens), so rent is more money and I guess things like beer is too, but I don't have to drive and spend $120 on transportation tops, so it kind of evens out. I guess. I don't know, I've never lived in another state.
I'd like to get my bellybutton pierced, but I'm not familiar with any of the body piercing places in the Los Angeles area (LA, Pasadena, etc.). Can you recommend me a place that is (1) sanitary, (2) professional, and (3) reasonably priced? Details about your experiences and the prices you paid would be great. Or, can anybody rec me appropriate body piercing communities where people could answer this question?