My boyfriend is currently abroad in Europe, and I am in the states. Last Saturday, he went on a trip to visit older-generation extended family and was internetless for a few days, and on Thursday, when he got back, he messaged me on skype and gchat. I was in a pissy mood, so I didn't reply to either summons. The next day, I find, due to the fact that I have a secondary AIM screen name that no one knows about with a duplicate buddy list, that he has blocked my primary screen name on AIM. He has not, however, blocked me on skype. Yet when I send him a message, he doesn't reply. Granted, it is 1 am on a Friday night and he's the sort who leaved his internet on whether he's there or not, so I figure fine, he might be out. He does have an "away" sign on. Then I attempt to talk to him on skype again the next day at 10 pm his time (perhaps more reasonable, although it is Saturday and he might, again, be out), and he doesn't respond.
How reasonable is it to assume that it's over between us? If it is, why would he block me on one medium of chat and not another? We have had problems about a month ago, as we were of different minds as to where the relationship is and where it should be going, but since then we've resumed our normal level of communication, and had been chatting online and on video several hours a day, until his trip this week.
Should I 1) continue trying to talk to him on skype, 1a) tell him, on skype, that I know he blocked me on aim and ask him, point-blank, what the deal is, 2) IM him on AIM with a different screen name, 3) call him at home 4) do nothing and move on.
In a world where "none" is not an option, what is your favorite kind of facial hair?
I need an image of an eye smoking a cigar whilst wearing a top hat. Will you draw it for me?
Probably not so.... what's your typical saturday night itinerary?
I am a nail biter who has gone 6 days without biting a nail (I do want to quit, it's just so hard!). I just bit one. What should I do now?
Say! What do you think are the benefits to drinking a gallon of sweet tea a day?
Animal print. Clothing, accessories, home furnishings - yea or nay?
Inspired by the nail-biting post...
What's your worst habit?
Have you ever tried quitting?
I've got a few: cracking my knuckles, picking at the scar tissue around my industrial piercing, popping or picking at pimples. I've tried to stop the zit-popping, but somehow I always find myself going at it again. :(
What is the last thing you would do before you died?
Tonight, I made spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. PROBLEM IS, I made WAY more frosting than I did cupcakes...
What should I do with my leftover cream cheese frosting?!
(ps, the answer is not 'cream cheese frosting is disgusting' because I know for a fact that that is incorrect)
...while we're on the "what should i do with my leftover stuff" theme,
I do crossword puzzles. Daily, in the morning paper. I'm a little neurotic, and I don't like to throw away things that I put effort into/felt accomplished after doing, so I tend to keep the finished ones...and consequently, I have a whole pile of completed-crosswords. Can you think of anything fun/creative/crafty a person could do with old crossword puzzles?
(while the obvious answer would be "put them in the trash" i'd totally try something more interesting first)
What time is it?
Are you drunk?
I want to get a tattoo. It will be my first. I've been thinking about it for years, working out what I really want on my body for the rest of my life, and have finally made up my mind and determined to do it. I've done some research and found a tattoo artist in town who's work I like and believe will do a good job with what I want (she won Best Tattoo Artist three years in a row in a local paper). But I am not familiar with how tattoo parlors work. If I want to set up an appointment with her, can I just walk in the door? Should I call instead, or perhaps send her an e-mail directly? The tattoo I want would be a custom job, so I assume there will be a sort of pre-appointment where we I tell her what I want and she works out a drawing I like. Can I expect to get the tattoo directly afterward, or is a second appointment made? I'm probably over thinking this, I'm sorry.
Also, show me cool pics of your tattoos, if you have them, or cool tattoos you've seen, or whatever. I can't sleep.
As seen in some communites on LJ, it seems there exists people who are "linkaphobic", as in scared to or would rather not click links. Why is this?
TQC, it is nearly 5AM, i have a vicodin in me, my wisdom tooth holes hurt, and i am freaking HUNGRY.
what kind of food do you want RIGHT NOW?
should i go get some mickey d's? i am willing to suffer picking food out of my gums with tweezers if only i get something into my tummy.
ETA: i just made some scrambled eggs and all is well. TY, bbs!
What do you do when you feel lonely?
let's say you or your wife can't conceive, so you get in vitro. about a month later, you find out that there's a small chance that they might've implanted someone else's embryo, and, when the baby is born, the baby is very obviously a different race than either you or your partner. what do you do?
i'm watching a dramatized show where this happened, and the lady that gave birth refuses to give the baby back and refused to do dna testing and is going to beg the courts to let them keep the baby. the show isn't over yet so i don't know how it ends.
eta: the baby eventually went back to the genetic parents, with one of the reasons being the baby needs to be with his genetic parents because they're the same race and the same culture etc.
I am 32 years old and I would love to learn French.
What do you think would be the best way to go about it?
Any books, dvds or websites you could recommend?
What do you think of adults who still refer to their father as "Daddy"? If you think it's weird, what age does "Daddy" become inappropriate?
How about "Mommy"?
I was just telling my mom that Betty White is vulgar and hilarious and proved this while roasting (someone?), but I had trouble finding a video on the youtube. Any tips?
Am I the only one who thinks it's absolutely fucking ridiculous that all Colorado Springs park bathrooms have been closed due to budget cuts?
Would a salon let me bring in my own nail polish to get a manicure?
If you are someone's mistress, what do you call the married person you are dating?
Does sneezing sap your energy? Not from the effort of the sneeze, just the energy all seems to drain out of you?
What things would cause a scandal if you were to become a politician?
is this what it feels like?
what does it feel like?
Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
TQC, why is it i can easily consume 2-3 cups of coffee on an empty tummy, but one cup of black tea makes me want to puke?
I've been craving Kraft mac and cheese for about a week. Today I made some, ate five bites and gave the rest to my dog.
What's the last thing tqc craved that didn't live up to the hype?
Where do you hold the steering wheel when you drive?
The most comfortable position for me is to rest my left elbow on the door handle and place my hand on the bottom of the wheel, with my right hand in my lap.
How long have you been on LJ?
What's your favorite LJ community?
Which LJ community has the meanest members? The nicest?
What's your favorite kind of cheese?
at what point in your life did you realize you're not invincible?
you people suck. I didn't mean it in a literal sense. it was more or less, at what point in time did you realize "holy fuck, I cannot face this" or along those lines. what made you start to question existence.
alternatively: what age did you begin to question your existence?
Should I go get another grape slush from Sonic? I had one but I spilled half of it on the floor. It's happy hour.
I seem to have developed an allergy to Nair. What is tqc allergic to?
I'm thinking about saving up for an iPhone. Is this a good idea or are they overrated?
How hot is it today?
We hit pleasantly balmy 104* F today in FL.
How badly does it suck that our awesome new bed is being delivered next weekend, but that I'm not allowed to sleep in it 'til after the wedding, which is 6 weeks away? (She says that it can't be used at all until it's by both of us.)
Will you please recommend some good sex background songs for me? We're taking an iPod and a docking station on our honeymoon cruise, so I need some good music to load up for it. I need good sweet, romantic stuff...and some wild rough stuff. So...what do you recommend?
Do you wash new clothing before you wear it?
When putting away clothes that you hang, do you put all the clothes on hangers, then hang them up, or do it one item at a time? Or perhaps you do groups?
I do groups because I have so many shirts. First I do tank tops, then short sleeves, then long sleeves, and finally scrubs. Those all get organized by color on my bed before hanging.
Does anyone know how to cite a state code in APA format? (It's the Ohio revised state code 70301A for a paper and I can't find anywhere how to cite it in my bibliography).
Hey question clubbers,
Do any of you speak/write Persian? I am trying to find the translation for 'Sister' but it is proving problematic as i keep getting ones that when I translate them back they give me The World, Nurse, His Sister etc.....any help would be appreciated.
I want to watch a musical. What should I watch?
Do you like musicals?
Does someone want to lend me the energy to go ice the cakes I made my dad? I do still have to make the icing, keep that in mind.
Any of you today have an Ex- with kids, a ex - Step Dad, or an ex- husband on this holiday today? (Ex anything)
Today, do you pray they burn in hell?
Hello TQC. Tis a Father's day Post.
1.) Will you please post a picture of your dad?
2.) What is your favorite thing about your dad? Least favorite?
3.) If you hung out with your dad today, what did you do?
my mother and sister went on a trip to Europe 10 days ago and we haven't heard from them at all. it's making me a little nervous because it's unexpected behavior; my sister hasn't called to talk to her kids in all that time. I can't help but be fearful of potential bad things.
1. what bad thing you were worried about really came true? How bad was it?
2. will you make up a story as to what happened to them? (non-serious)
this is my way of coping with the unknown.
Let's say you've been together with a significant other for a very long time. More than 5 years.
What, if anything, would be a late-term deal breaker that you would uncompromisingly end the relationship for?
What would you say is the best (value for money) video mp3/mp3/whatever player?
Things to consider: I'm not a huge fan of Apple, and I have a 20gig Sony MP3 player I've owned for years that isn't full. I just want to be able to watch movies while running on the treadmill.
Do you wash your hair every time you take a bath/shower?
If not, how often do you do it?
Have you ever tried dry shampoo?
How many people who went to school with (high school or college) have died so far? How old are you?
I ask because at least 6 kids that were at my small (less than 2000 people) college the same time as me are dead already and I'm 25.
Have any of you ever worked at Best Buy? How did that go?
I know some of you have worked at Target. Care to share?
What is something you thought you lost for good then found, by some stroke of luck?
Last year, I thought my dog had eaten my nana's diamond earring...I searched poo for weeks. My mom just came into my room and found it in the vacuum cleaner pipe downstairs (central vac). The setting is gone, but the diamond still looks flawless. I am so stoked right now!
What magazines do you subscribe to?
Shape, Self, and Real Simple
Are there any magazines that you buy regularly, that you don't subscribe to?
Lady Gaga: Love her, leave her, or loathe her?
Love her music, loathe her lack of pants/over the top style
For my mom's Birthday/Mother's day I spent about $100, for my dad's Birthday/Father's Day I spent about $50, is that unfair of me?
Do you typically spend more on your mom or dad?
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, do you think it'll be great, stupid, or just 2 hours of Megan Fox's ass and Explosions?
Favorite mixed drink using Vodka?
On a scale from 1 to 10, how sexy is Jeff Goldblum?
How's your day goin'?
Meh. I'm wicked tired. I stayed up til three watching movies
Does anything on your body hurt?
Yes. My knee. :(
Do you still like toy stores (like Toys R Us)?
i'm feeling rather bummed today. due to a handful of things.
SO.... should i give up my dreams and become a stay at home mom with billions of children? (not saying thats a bad thing.. i'm just saying it's not what i want for my life)
What should I do with my life?
What are you doing with YOUR life? Is it what you wanted when you were younger?
most importantly.. if things aren't what you wanted when you were younger.. are you happy where you are?
do you say hal-uh-peen-oh (jalapeño without the tilde)?
do you say the s in illinois?
if yes for either, WHY?
Questions about subscriptions:
1. What are your favourite blogs to read?
2. To which RSS feeds do you subscribe?
3. What is your favourite magazine?
Questions about travel:
1. Have you ever been to Norway, particularly Oslo? Any suggestions on things to do and see?
2. Have you ever been to Amsterdam? Any suggestions there?
Do you prefer a male or a female doctor (GP)? Are you a male or female?
I am a female and I prefer male doctors. I feel I am in the vast minority.
People laugh when I tell them I don't drink coffee much because I'm annoying when I'm on caffeine. Why do they laugh? I'm serious.
How do you feel about coffee?
What are you like when caffeinated?
Do you often drink tea? What types?
Edit:How do you post a facebook linky thing with a youtube clip?
Is mac and cheese the American term for macaroni cheese? As in small tubes of pasta with a cheesy goo on it?
Due to the amount of Sims talk here, I think you guys might be able to help....
My sim seems unable to cook proper meals. He will prepare anything until it goes into the pan, then he seems unable to put it on the stove. If I ask 'continue cooking' he will pick it up and put it straight back down. Why is this happening?
Is it possible for someone to get pregnant while having an IUD in, if they forgot to replace it after the 1-year mark?
*background, if needed*:
I have an IUD in, I was supposed to get it replaced in April. (I didn't) My OB/GYN said that that would make it at least somwhat less effective (but I don't know if it's been rendered completely useless). I have not had a period in about 4 months, even though I still had regular periods while the IUD was in BEFORE April.
Please help. Thank you in advance to anyone who can give me any help/advice/answers, etc.!
Let's say you are a famous celebrity. What would be the headlines the tabloid magazines would write about you? They can either be true or not
What are some things that are endlessly entertaining to you for no reason?
I'm really easily entertained sometimes. Right now it's my new icon; i can't look at it without cracking up.
For those of you with multiple icons, is there a trend among them?
A lot of mine seem to have funny faces going on.
What is your favorite paper or web site for honest reporting?
What new thing have you discovered and love? (food/drink item, music, an author, a person, etc..)
I really need help on a major decision.
I love to dance! I started dance 5 years ago and I can't get enough.
I tried out for my college dance team & made it, I was beyond ecstatic.
Right away there was tons of conflicts, the practices are 40 minute drives from my house... we have one vehicle in my family so my dad has to fit his work schedule around my practices because if I miss I'm off the team
It's extremely expensive :/ and I know my parent's are paying it just because they know how much I love dancing
I just made a payment of $200 to her about a week ago, and I have to make another of $160 tomorrow...
With the practices, the coach has already said several times that out of the 50 girls there, Im in her bottom 4.
She says she doesn't think she can get me to "performance" level in time to get to perform any games (you audition for every performance)
This $160 I have to pay is absolutely non-refundable and if I pay I won't get anything back for it in return...
If I quit now, for the other money I've already paid I'll get back all the merchandise that it went towards... so it won't be like I wasted that money.
I love to dance, more than anything I love to perform... but if she already sees that she doesn't see me performing this year, is it a safe bet?
Plus this is all money that my family really needs
And once school starts up again, I'll have 17 hour semesters :/
I don't know what to do :/, what would you do if in my situation??
What is the scariest movie you've ever seen, TQC? I mean piss-your-pants, sleeping-with-the-lights-on-after scary.
I want to watch a movie about war. Milliary encounters. Ideally it would be about war in outer space, or with aliens (like Battlestar Galactica only with more battle and less drama, or Starship Troopers if it was like the book and didn't suck, or Halo if that was a movie), but I'll settle for good ol' terrestrial war if necessary.
What movie am I looking for?
If you're playing war (as in the card game) and one person only has one card left and it happens to match the card the other person plays...then what happens?
Some friends and I were wondering this last night. We figured a black hole would open up and swallow the earth whole or something, but I was thinking "I should ask TQC!"
So, when you're served an entree at a restaurant and they put sprigs of parsley across the food, do you eat the parsley?
I have a friend who I speak to through gchat and aim.
I don't have my gmail account attached to my facebook, nor is my AIM listed.
So how is he coming up as someone I should be friends with? We have no mutual friends.
Do you have HBO?
Do you have Bravo?
3)How hot was it today?
eta: where do you live? me. memphis
¿Qué haría usted si se me formuló una pregunta en español?
so i have come to this conclusion..
we all need to ban(d) together and go to a sonics!
haha typo ^.^ fixed
Who is your favourite tv dad?
Is a 24-Hour Fitness membership worth buying?
Have you ever seen a Broadway musical? What did you see?
I'm seeing Chicago on Tuesday and I'm very excited!! =D
What's the worst date you've ever been on? Dish the dirt and tell us all about it!
If you have ever played the game Spin The Bottle, what have you learned about yourself or your friends?
I want to buy a new phone. Due to the plan I'm on my dealer (T-Mobile) only offers me a limited selection. But I can afford better than they offer. Could I buy one I liked from somewhere else, install my SIM card, and go on with my life or am I doomed to be locked into a miserable selection of phones?
Secondly....what phone should I get that would be compatible with T-Mobile?
what was the last difficult decision you had to make? what was the outcome?
What's more important: the wedding, the wedding cake, or the wedding night?
1. If you had a $25 gift certificate for lonely planet, what product of their's would you get?
2. When was the last time you saw a ladybug? What do you feel when you see one (smile or scream, for example)?
3. Can you believe we are already half way through the year?!
4. If you have a driver's license in the US, did you learn on a stick shift/manual drive or an auto transmission? If you are not in the US, was it required that you learn on stick shift? If not, did you still learn on it anyway or an auto was the choice? (I differentiate because in Malaysia, we had to learn on stick shift to get our license and am not sure if other countries also have that as a requirement).
What's your favorite carnival food?
At this moment, I would kill for some funnel cake and cotton candy.
Who's the weirdest person you ever dreamed you were married to/in a relationship with?
I used to have crazy dreams (at least 3) that I was married to Dan Rather, and I would go on assignment with him, and would worry about him catching cold while reporting from the rooftop of some Middle Eastern country.
 I missed a(n antidepressant) pill last night and woke up feeling like hell, so I took it this morning. I usually take it at night before bed. When should I take the next one?
 Favorite original Nintendo (NES) game? What about Sega Genesis?
I could play Super Mario Bros 3 forever...
What are some quotes from movies that were fine in the movie, but if said in real life would elicit a "OMG WTF" call to the police, and/or physical injury?
example: "I was hiding under your porch because I love you--"
What was the weirdest children's' book that you have ever read? What was it about?
Okay, so, in 2004 or something I bought this $15 bar of soap from Lush and it melted almost immediately after touching water and since then I've been on an "I HATE LUSH SO MUCH" kick.
But everyone says they're so awesome, and every time I go into a Lush store I never have any idea where to start. So if I were to give it another chance and buy something, what should I buy? I don't take baths, and their lotions are too heavy for me. I've heard they have nice stuff for hair, though.
What books would you not recommend?
I need to start watching supernatural, for reals. Where can I view it online...legally?
eta: wtf, why did this get locked? yeah, I know it's on itunes, but is there a site that shows the old episodes w/o having to pay for em? I'd like to start at the beginning.
does it bother you when restaurants advertise in your area and yet are hundreds of miles away. i just saw a jack in the box commercial, and their nearest one is SEVEN HUNDRED MILES AWAY. wtf?
Hey guys! I'm asking here because you guys are awesome.
My boyfriend is thinking of a music video/song by this relatively unknown band from the 90's. All he can remember from the video is that the band is in a shack, but the shack looks much bigger on the inside because it's long. There is a female bassist. While they're jamming and partying, outside there is a creepy guy in a bog dragging a bag with a body in it. He says it reminds him of "Sex Type Thing" by STP, but he can't remember any lyrics to help him and I have no idea what he's talking about.
Can you help him identify this song/band/video?
Love you TQC!
Thanks guys! It was Possum Kingdom by Toadies
do people still say "kudos" as a form of praise?
how much floss do you use each time you floss your teeth?
Most notable bands, performances, or songs featuring an exceptionally beautiful, moving, or just plain impressive cello solo/feature?
It can be a part, like one phrase in a song or one particular album, or something more specialized and consistent.