June 16th, 2009

presidential poll!

Poll #1416408 Fuck yeah historical poll

cooler roosevelt?


how about adams?

john adams
John Quincy Adams

cooler bush (yes yes that's what she said)

george bush I
george bush II
come on that's not fair

so, TQC -- who is your favourite president?


Have you ever heard of Pirate Metal?

This is most epic y/y?!

Alestorm actually has a song titled "Wenches & Mead". Hell yes.

Will you get up on a tavern table and sing pirate songs and clash grog mugs with me TQC?

What's your favorite pirate accessory? Peg leg? Parrot? Eyepatch?
Peyton sig

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In honor of my daughter losing her first tooth, how old were you when you lost your first one? Do you remember anything about it? I was in Kindergarten and had a dream so realistic, I swore for a year the tooth fairy was the fairy godmother from Cinderella, but she was only about 6 inches high. :)
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Any asthmatics out there?
How severe?
Do you use the HFA inhalers?
Do they work for you?

I had to rely solely on one for two days and nearly ended up in the hospital. I'm slightly appalled the FDA hasn't stepped in over this as yet, cos apparently it's a fairly regular occurrence for people to have little if any benefit from these things.
Kitty Lick
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Ears Re-Pierced

I got my ears pierced for the first time in July 2007. I had a horrible time with them. They got infected repeatedly before my doctor told me to remove them, and they instantly healed up by the next day.

I know why they got infected; I got a lot of incorrect information about how to care for them from both my doctor and the person that pierced them, so I don't expect those events to repeat.

However, despite two years having gone by since they healed up, my earlobes are still extremely sensitive. If I hit them by accident, they will get very red, tender and a little swollen. And even the entry holes in the front and the back still appear to be there, even though the center has healed up.

How long does it usually take for piercings to completely heal?
When could I try to pierce my ears again?

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Do you associate certain artists/albums/songs with summertime?

If y, which ones?

I'm listening to Phoenix's "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" currently, pretty sure it's gonna get a lot of airtime in my car this summer. I also have a "SUMMER 09!!!!" playlist, but I made it in April in anticipation of summer and I'm already sick of it. :| lol
kitchen, backyard

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If you had the opportunity to watch a webcam of somebody at work all day, if even just in the background, which workplace would you want to watch?

Would you ever stream a webcam from your workplace?

eta: Alternately, would you ever use the webcam focused on the coffee pot?

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Oh TQC...

My office for my construction job is in a pole barn. There's a raging severe thunderstorm going on right now. I'm teh dumb for staying in my office instead of heading up to the house, y/y?

I'm supposed to leave in 25 minutes to head home, but it is still crazy outside. I hate driving in this kind of weather. Boo.

What should I have for dinner? I'm craving scrambled eggs..but tacos also sound good. What are you having?
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I've gotten in countless disagreements about this - do women bulk up if they lift heavier weights at lower reps as opposed to light weights at higher reps (to "tone")?


Livejournal seems pretty dead on thw weekends but during the week, when people are either at school or at work, it's extremely active.

When do you find you spend the most time on LJ?
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    Stargate SG·1
devon ramen

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Okay so i've got a paper to sit for in 5 hours and I think a cold/flu/fever is coming :( For now, the only symptom I have is coughing. 

TQC, what are your personal remedies for stopping a cold in its tracks?

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The guy who I'm seeing is a professional photographer and wants to take pictures of me. I'm extremely self conscious about my looks and I'm not totally comfortable with the idea because of it. Should I just do it anyway?

How many black shirts do you own?

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tqc, i can't run my sims' lives without you.

let's say you have four children: a 15 year old girl, a 10 year old girl, a 6 year old girl, and a 6 year old boy. you have two bedrooms available for the children. how do you split them up? what happens when they're all teenagers? do they keep the same rooms, or do you change something?

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What is the code for business casual on skirt/dress length? Is even a little above the knee inappropriate?

I've been working at this hospital clinic for a couple years now (summer and holidays), but I've only recently come across this problem because I've been trying to wear more skirts and dresses. Most of the people at this office wear scrubs (even the desk people in the clinic area), but I mostly work across the hall in the more "office" setting.

Edit: Also, where do you look for dresses online TQC? Right now I am browsing the Shrinkle Shop on Etsy, so ty whoever recommended it in the Etsy post a couple of pages ago. I adore it!
snake lindo

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hmm now that I finished Final Fantasy XII... what game should I play for PS2??? I was thinking about play Freedom Fighters again (damn fucking beautiful soundtrack ever!!!!!!!!!! Jesper Kyd rocks!!!!) but I am looking for something that really has a good plot! like Killer 7 (Goichi Suda, I love you, you son of a bitch, you made me buy the original game!!!) I like action games, but I prefer the plot!!!!!!!!

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Do you enjoy cleaning or organizing things? Why or why not?
What household tasks to you like or dislike most?

I love doing dishes and generally don't mind cleaning. It relaxes me. I don't understand why people HATE cleaning.

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Inspired by a discussion that's been ongoing at one of my other internet hangouts lately:

Who is the most trollish member of TQC?

If you don't know/don't care:

Will you give me some suggestions for a good mother/son dance at my wedding reception? The only one I can think of it's that country one about "I'll always be her baby"...but the mom dies at the end of that one. We both know ballroom (best being waltz and foxtrot) if that helps. Instrumentals are acceptable, too.
Srs and non-srs answers, please.

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TQC, I will be coming into a little bit of "spending money," of which I have had zero for about a year. I'll probably spend around $200-$300 of it and save the rest for a rainy day. What should I spend it on?!
Cadbury Creme Egg

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TQC, I'm sick with the flu or a virus of some kind* and have lost my voice.

HOW CAN I GET MY VOICE BACK? I need it! I don't feel that sick at all (a bit headachey, but nothing severe), but not having a voice is really pissing me off.

*Not swine flu, I've already been checked out for that. And yes, for those who saw my question on Sunday night, I have been off from work since then - but really only because there's no point in me going in to my office, where I'm a receptionist, if I can't speak.
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Birthday planning


I am startig to plan my bf's bday. It's something (SOOORRRY TQC) for us both only, since he plans something for all of his friends on his own. My ideas so far were to bake together a funfetti cake, since none of us has had it before (we live in Germany; those don't exist here), travel to some nearby city, and things of the sort.

So, TQC:

1) If I was planning this bday for you, what would you want me to do to plan our day together?
2) What is the coolest thing someone planned for you for your bday?
3) What was the coolest gift Idea you had?
4) What was the coolest self made gift you ever received?

PS: Sexytimes related things are also welcomed as answers.

who wants to marry with me???

I want to marry with a foreigner to get out of Brazil legally! I clean the house, love dogs,I just don't know how to cook, but I can learn, I play video games a lot, i am a good partner in FPS, I like Splinter Cell and Metal Gear a lot too! Who wants to marry with me to take me out of this hell???????
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I am in charge of bringing refreshments to an activity later today. It is a bunch of people that are getting together to take a GRE diagnose test... I don't know what food to bring. Any suggestions?

There will probably be about 7-8 people there.

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Has anyone else' Internet been dead lately? There have been virtually no new blog posts on my Google Reader in several days, hardly anyone is posting in any of my communities, and I'm running out of TV shows to track down and watch on YouTube.

What will keep me occupied for several hours? I'm in the middle of a week off of work. Also, actually getting up and "doing things" is not an option.
Leaden Trumpets

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What is the earliest you've ever had to get up for a job? Did you like it or hate it?

What is your favourite flavour of tea?

Who is the person in this picture? He looks so familiar, but I just can't place him at all!
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Please help me!
Keyboard Cat

Ticky Is Love

Poll #1416684 'Sketti

How do you cook spaghetti?

Start with hot water
Start with cold water
Start with whatever temperature water
Add salt so it boils faster
Add salt for flavor
Marinara sauce
Meat sauce
I don't.
Obligatory "Other" option for everything left off.

On the xkcd feed, I am:

The one asking for an explaination
The one giving the explaination
The one searching the comments for an explaination and then pretending I knew all along
The one not on the xkcd feed
Someone else.

Loving the ticky?

Anyone who does not love the ticky is a communist.

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Why does this icon keep coming up when I go to LiveJournal.com? Right clicking it, and asking for its image URL just tells me that its image URL is http://livejournal.com/ .
+, what's happening, there, anyway?

On an unrelated note, do any of you use Linux? Will you tell me that switching from Windows to Linux is not scary, please?


Do you recall the names of two types of dolls that were popular in the mid-90's?

One type you could register the doll's name and they'd send you an outfit with the name you chose on the outfit as well as a birth certificate type thing. The other is a doll that was life like, looked almost porcelain but was definitely plastic. Any idea?
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an informal questionnaire on vices

How much alcohol do you drink in a given week?

How many times do you eat out in a week?

How much sex do you have in a week?

How many times do you engage in animal sacrifice/worship Satan/curse the Lord's name in a week?

Which of the 'seven deadly sins' are you most guilty of?

How old are you? Do you go to school/college? Work? Bum off your parents? Enlighten me as to your situation in life.

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Tonight before I go to sleep, should I watch a scary movie (i.e. "The Strangers") or a happy movie (i.e. "The Incredibles" or "Kung Fu Panda")?

What's for dinner?
Either leftover chili from last night, or Kraft mac n' cheese with sundried tomato sausage. I have not decided yet.

Will you describe your pet's favorite toy?
My doggy loves this green rubber bone to play fetch with, and this tennis ball on a rope-with-a-handle to play tug-of-war. I just killed her ded from too much fetch... she just dropped the bone, walked a few steps and plopped down right on the floor, and is snoring a little bit. lol
MLP - pinkie chicken

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TQC, make an extremely pertinent life decision for me!

I applied for my school's Early Childhood Education student teaching program this past spring. I got denied in February (they took only about 1/3 of the applicants, small group, big pool), and so knowing that the direct education route was out, I switched to a Rhetoric major. I will graduate in May 2011 with a BS in Rhetoric, and my plan was to go on to graduate school and get a Masters in Education (probably Special Education, because my school's graduate program does not offer an Early Childhood masters program, and if I get Special Ed, I can take the Early Childhood test alongside it and be duly certified). I was finally getting settled on this decision, when this afternoon while at work, I received a call from the student teaching program: they want to pull me off of the wait list and put me in the student teaching program for the fall. This would mean I would have to leave my newfound major (that I have fallen in love with slowly but surely) and go back to what had been my life plan for quite some time.

If I stay with my Rhetoric degree, I will have a BS in Rhetoric and a Masters in Special Education, as well as about $6,000 more a year than I would have with a BS. If I switch to the student teaching program like I had originally intended since the beginning of college, I will graduate in May 2011 with a BS in Early Childhood Education and can go straight into the classroom teaching my initial, and still favored, age group. The student teaching program is really cutthroat - looks good on your resume, but few people come out of it saying it was fun for them. I find the Rhetoric program to be a lot of fun, but it's not Education, which is what I want.

What would you do, TQC?

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I am so fucking itchy right now I could cry. What the hell is wrong with me? I haven't done anything different recently - no new soaps, detergents, shampoos, different/exotic foods, etc. I don't think that I am especially allergic to anything, either. What would make me not want to itch my back and stomach raw right now?

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Tech-question.  You know how when you type something into your URL-bar that's not a URL, firefox does a search for it?
how do you change that engine? ever since I upgraded AIM it uses aim but I want it to change back to google.

ps: i'm not talking about the search box beside the URL bar..

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So what REALLY happened in the movie Jacob's Ladder?


Also, can I still buy Burger King's meat-scented body spray? I want to put it on my man and imagine he's a beef patty.

ALSO ALSO, where did foutu's post go? Did I imagine it? I had a clever answer and everything.

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I just got a call from a unknown number so I picked it up, just in case.  Some girl on the other line started rambling about how she saw me on Myspace and just LOVED my hair.  Then she asked me where I got it cut and how I do my makeup.  I don't do my hair and I don't wear makeup.  I've also NEVER posted my number on the internet.

TQC, will you explain this to me and why someone would do that?
♥ rave

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I'm watching E and just heard a terrible song playing during a segment that literally made me cringe. No surprise.. it turned out to be the Plain White T's. Awful. They never fail to bother me.

So now I'm curious. What is the one artist/band/singer that you cannot stand? Who makes you cringe without fail?

How to Soothe an Upset Stomach

I'm taking Elidel for a skin rash and it has the lovely side effect of making me constantly nauseous. I know its the medication because this has happened before and I've stopped taking it for now, but I still feel like shit.

So does anyone know a way to help an upset stomach? It feels like a swallowed a block of chalk and everything I eat makes me feel worse. So far I've tried a piece of plain bread, saltines, milk, Ibuprofen, Pepcid AC, throwing up, and 7 UP/Sprite.

hello smellutifuls

I'm having a hard time deciding between two perfumes. one, from Chanel, is very overpriced, but smells wonderful. the other, from Harajuku Lovers, smells like coconut, and it is about $60 less. Should I spend an assload or smell like suntan lotion?

if you don't care, what perfume do you wear? why do you like it?
Legal drug quatresprincess at greatestjo

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I went to google first but it was no helps :( or maybe I'm just sleep deprived and don't get it. And I'm more than willing to face TQC ridicule for this answer.

Anyone know how to open a AVI in Flash? Or, how can I save a Premiere file as a sequence of images? Or, to cut to the chase, whats the best way to get a file from Premiere to Flash?

It's 8 o'clock, do you know where your children are?
devon ramen

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do you have that one friend who, when you do/say something funny, throws their head back, laughs and claps at the hilarity you ensued? it makes me uncomfortable when my flatmate does it. it makes me feel like i'm putting on a show. would it make you uncomfortable?

if you don't care, what are some of the lamest names people you know have named their car? a friend of mine suggested the name 'bluey' for a blue car. original? someone i know gave named their honda 'hannah hondana'. i thought it was funny. 

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Do you think younger siblings tend to like their older siblings more than the reverse?

Does your persona fit your birth order stereotype?

A lot of people seem surprised that I'm an older sibling and not a younger or an only child.


I'm looking for two poems that I only vaguely know the plot/idea to; so poem searches haven't been able to help me.

Could you guys please use your powers of awesome knowledge and identify these?

1) The first is about this wonderful man who is wealthy beyond imagination. He was also a philanthropist (I think) and was always happy wherever he went. Then one day he goes home and kills himself. I don't know an author or time period for this one.

2) This poem was about the author reminiscing of the days and friends of his youth. He remembered the young men and women running and dancing; comparing them to flowers. Then he goes on to speak of how, just like flowers and plants, they began to age and wither so that he was eventually the only one left. I seem to want to attribute this to Robert Frost but I could be wrong.

tF&tF: Key Exchange Bri/Dom

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Theres a commercial for some commercial with Ed Quinn thats not the Cuervo Black Medallion tequila commercial but one for some vodka. Does anyone a) know what the commercial is for and b) whats the song in the commercial is?
pretty girls -- hiding

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while all you hair experts are still around...
any recommendations for a good, but cheap blowdryer?

i always shower at night because my hair takes hours to dry naturally, but i'd love to be able to jump in the shower in the morning and just get everything done at once.

Jobs that you're overqualified for....

I'm unemployed. Given the current economic situation I'm looking at applying for positions that I am "overqualified" for. I have a univeristy degree and a college post-grad diploma. My question is about the best way to apply for these jobs. Should I take my education off my resume completely? I think that might be the only option in order to be considered for any of the positions. I just think if I leave my education on there that they will look at my resume and see my schooling and think "she's not worth hiring, she won't stay". It's true... but I need a job.

So TQC, what should I do?

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So upon digging through my pantry just now for a snack, I realized that I have all the fixins for smores... but no means of fire (other than a candle, and I'd prefer my smores to taste like smores and not like candles). Would it be really trashy if I just melted some chocolate chips, stuck a marshmallow on top of one graham cracker in the microwave, put some melted chocolate on the other graham cracker and nommed?

What is the last trashy food you ate?

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which Viva Piñata should i buy? trouble in paradise, party animals, or the regular one?

what are some other xbox 360 games i should get? i got fall out 3, fable II, obivion, sw force unleashed, and mass effect, but im looking for different ones.
i dont really like the shooter ones though i decided i like ones that are less realistic in gameplay. oblivion and fall out 3 have to much of the realistic gameplay i like stuff more like fable II where its more slashy not so realistic fighting.
i like really adventurous stuff with open land to explore.

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when i'm living at college, my skin is clear most of the time. i've been living at home for the past month and i've been breaking out everywhere. why do you think this is happening?

here's some information that may help:

my home is 2 hours north of my college. both are in the suburbs, but it is cooler and drier at home than it is there.
i spend more of my time sleeping when i'm home.
my home shower has a weaker water pressure.
i take dance classes at school, but i have not exercised in any way since i've been home.

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The Kindle DX: Amazon's newest gadget

Posted using ShareThis

I'm not sure how I feel about this device. I know these have been around for a while, but I'd not been terribly interested in or aware of them until now.

I like the feel of real books. I like the smell of them, I like to write in them and feel my pen on paper. I like to bend the covers, clutch them close, and stick bits of paper in them to mark the better lines. The way the light reflects off the paper is perfect for my eyes. I'm a bibliophile and I love admitting it.

But is it worth the transition to have thousands of publications at your fingertips? Easily transportable and accessible? Sure, I can see the advantages, but personally, I'd only use it for class, and that's not worth the purchase. I only read one book at a time, and slowly. I bond with them, and give them all my attention while reading them, so I can't say the features appeal to my needs.

I like it, but I wouldn't use it.

What's your opinion on it? Do you see it as a welcome advance or a threat?

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Tomorrow I have a job interview at a local liberal church's daycare. Do you think they will ask me where I go to church?

Do you think that the fact that I don't go to church will make them not want to hire me?

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should my sims get engaged? they're both juniors in college and neither have rolled wants to get engaged but i keep feeling like they should get engaged.

do you want to want to talk about your sims?
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What on earth does this mean? How do I fix it? I really am stupid.

It only happens in IE.

ETA: No firefox. Please accept that. Or suggest somewhere else I could ask?
amelie flyer

career advice... sorta (tl;dr)

so my mom has come to the conclusion that she greatly dislikes her job. it doesn't pay enough and the management is not much better, so we're beginning to consider a move to a bigger city where there's more business in her area.

she's been working in automotive for the past ten years, and now she has experience doing parts work for pretty much every major american-made car except chevy, plus some mercedes and bmw and stuff. she also has an associates in accounting, and has worked at banks before.

she feels like she isn't very marketable, and i'm kind of worried about whether or not she'll be able to find a job if we move. would her getting her bachelors in accounting help that? what can you do with a bachelors in accounting?

i'm just curious, really. i'm not sure if she'd ever do it or even if i could convince her to.

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If you had to move to a city you've never been to before for a minimum of one year, where would you choose, just based on what you've heard about it?

Having driven through the city counts as having been there, but having a layover at an airport doesn't.
Oh hay thar

workout routines

I just got a gym membership and have never worked out a day in my life. For those who workout, do you follow a routine, or do you just walk in and pick something to start on? I really don't know what machines to use to achieve my goals. Also, will I look stupid going in there having never been in a gym? I don't even know how to turn a treadmill on.

edit: my goal is to get in better shape (I can't even run 5 minutes without having to stop) and lose 10 pounds. I just want to feel better, really.
I <3 TLV

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Ladies with small hands and nickel allergies, where do you buy rings? I'm trying to find some big blingin' costume jewelry rings (yes they're tacky as heck but I love them) and I'm having a problem because A. I'm size 4 and B. I'm highly allergic to nickel so they need to be sterling silver, and at the mall they all had nickel in them and/or were too big =( Any recs for stores/online shops? TYVM
i ain't into that!

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I just got my shiny new laptop, my first with Vista. I just transferred all my funny internet macros and .gifs to my new computer to find that the new version of Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, Windows Live Photo Gallery, does not animate .gifs. My most convenient option appears to be opening gifs with Internet Explorer, which is, uh, really annoying, because there's no option for me to click through my galleries, meaning that I have to open and close each .gif in a seperate IE window.

Has anyone found a way around this or maybe a program that I can download that would allow me to click through my .gifs like I did on my XP?