July 20th, 2009

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would you rather.....

perform a strip tease for your children or have them perform one for you?

have your mother walk in on you masterbating, or walk in on your mother masterbating?

have to race for your life against a 12 year old or a 7 year old dog?


LA meetup?

Haaaay TQC! How do you feel about a Los Angeles meetup? My summer class will be over on Thursday, and I have two (I think) weeks vacation before the fall semester begins!!!

fourcorners and I want to go to LACMA. In the immediate area, there is also the La Brea Tar Pits and the Natural History Muesum, so if you are not pretentious enough for the art museum, we can go check out some dinosaurs and taxidermy birds and stuff instead.

None of those attractions costs more than $12, but everything is less if you have your student ID on you. There are lots of little eateries scattered around as well, so no one has to go hungry, and if you are broke, don't worry about it, because I AM BROKE TOO, so we don't have to do anything fancy.


EDIT: OR OR! We could be craaaaazy and go see the Michael Jackson and Bubbles statue that resides in a gallery in/near Griffith Park! I BET THAT CHANGED YOUR MINDS, DIDN'T IT???

EDIT2: There is also the zoo and the observatory, among many, MANY other awesome things. What do I have to bribe you guys with to get you to come meet up?!?!

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TQC, I know some of you are very smart about clothing.

Would you help me out by showing me some pictures of clothing I could wear to a memorial service? I mean, I know roughly what to wear (and what not to wear), but I am having a tough time putting an outfit together.

I have a lot of basic black (pants, skirts, sweaters, blouses dresses, etc.), but I kind of want to wear something a little more interesting than that. I am not opposed to spending some money on other articles of clothing or accessories. The memorial is for a good friend of mine who was always beautifully and impeccably dressed, and I feel like it would be a fitting tribute to her to wear something that's just right.

ETA: When I say "interesting" I mean "not black," basically. I just want some suggestions on how to add some color to whatever I wear. I can see how my wording makes it sound like I want to wear a muumuu or something, which I assure you is not the case. :)

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Have you ever read anything by Samuel Beckett?  How did it make you feel?

I'm taking an entire course on him this summer in which we have to read almost all his works and I want to shoot myself.

If you haven't read anything by him, who is your least favorite author that you've read?
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Do you believe in that interpreting dream crap?

If so, can you please explain to me why my bff thinks she's pregnant because she's dreaming about water?

If not, can you tell me where I can find a bff who bases whether or not she's pregnant off of o idk a pregnancy test?
narry twirl

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Should I just grab something to eat with my recent ex or should I stay the night at his place?

Edit: Ok, I just told him I'd grab food with him but not come over after. His response leads me to believe he was just hoping to get laid.

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Haaay TQC

Some stupid bitch started texting me on my phone at 3 am. I do not know who she is, and she wouldn't leave me alone.
I threatened to post her number online. Really, I should have just stopped replying, but I was pissed.

I should just ignore this and go on with my life, because it would just be unacceptable to actually post her phone number online, right? Right.

Edit: I started including so many swears in my responses that she seems to have stopped. LOL. Oddly, she kept asking me how old I am. She was really quick to volunteer her name and age though, without any prompting.

Now that I think about it, it makes me wonder if it was someone being a dick with someone else's phone.
judith // for brighter skies

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Are you hungry right now?

If you are, what do you want to eat?

If not, what was the last thing you ate?

What was the strangest thing you've ever eaten?

1) Yep.

2) Cantaloupe.

4) A live snail. Tiny little thing, tasted like peanuts.


I have an "interview" this week with the DM to get a promotion I know she already wants to give me to assistant manager. My question is, if and when it comes up, how much should I ask for?

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Why does everyone love Harry Potter so much?
Seriously...I've now officially slept through every movie. They all start out looking cool, devolve into two hours of nothing happening/a lot of talking, and then end with a grand total of 2 or 3 minutes of "action". What's the big deal?

My great aunt (who hadn't met my fiancee) came to my fiancee's wedding shower on Saturday...at which point she told her, "You're not nearly as fat as you look in pictures."
Should I feel bad that I found out, later that same day, that her address was lost and her invitation didn't go out with everyone else's? I don't particularly care to rush around and get one in the mail to her at present.
jim greco

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TCQ, i found a huge bucket of sidewalk chalk and want to use it but i don't have a big area to work with outside of my house.

where can i use it?
there is an elementary school a few blocks from my house but i wasn't sure if it's ok to do that there.

if you don't know, what should i draw when i finally find a place?

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my fiance' and myself are comfortable at a much warmer temperature than our cat. the cat has long hair and frequently pants (verb) like a dog. should we purchase a nice pair of pet clippers and shave him??

edited:  pants as in sticks out his tongue and mouth-breaths, people! wowzers!

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1)What would make a great nonfiction kids book?

It would be awesome to have a kid's book about mutations.

2)Do you know of any low impact exercise dvds? Would you tell me about them?

3)Casual, hardcore or hardcasual gamer?

I'm a hardcasual gamer- I still love me some games, but I need games that are much shorter nowadays

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1.the inside corner of my eye (eyelid/nose area) is sensitive and swollen. it feels like i got poked really really hard in the eye. it's not bruised but it effin' hurts. what the hell happened to it??

2.my farts smell like diarrhea. is a diarrhea tsunami about to hit??

3.will you share something that is TMI?

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For those of you who tag your entries, what's your most used tag?

What's your favorite one?

I've stopped tagging mine since I'm forgetful but I was looking through old entries and my favorite tag is 'hi i had wine'

For everyone, what's the last song you listened to?

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What is the weirdest argument you've heard for (or against) gay marriage?
I heard a guy once say, in response to a pro-gay marriage person talking about how they deserve equal rights; "Gay guys already have the same rights I do. They can marry any woman they choose, just like I can."

Will you come up to the front of the room and share a limerick with the class?

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Hypothetical situation:

Say you're a Verizon customer with about a month left to your contract. You've been obsessing for MONTHS about getting an iPhone when your contract runs out. Then you win a contest and you get a gift certificate to go toward the actual iPhone. Do you embrace this good fortune and use the 'free money' to justify ending your Verizon contract early, or do you wait the month (obsessing the whole time) to avoid the cancellation fee?

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I have an orthodontist appt. later today for a new retainer.  I ground my bottom teeth so hard I did a little damage to the top.  Should I get another clear retainer (and wear the bottom one when I go to sleep to avoid the first problem) or should I get a metal retainer (also removeable)?

Would it be wrong to go to the ortho in sweats, a t-shirt, and my hair unwashed in a ponytail?
Keyboard Cat

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Who would you date?

Opposite Sex
Same Sex
Transgendered person
Bisexual person
Someone clinically retarded
Someone with an incurable, potentially transferable disease (say, AIDS)
Someone with a curable STD
Someone obviously a lot smarter than you
Sex worker
Someone married
Somone seperated

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Have you run into someone you're casually dating on another date before or vice versa? Any stories?
If not, hypothetically say you've met a new guy/girl, gone on a dinner date, hung out together one day, and you have plans for next Friday. You're walking your hypothetical dog in the park when you see him/her walking towards you down the path, holding hands with another person. Obviously you are not their only line of inquiry, so to speak. How do you act? How do you feel? Do you mention it Friday?
What is the highest number of people that you have been seeing at one time?

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What is your favorite fairy tale?

If you could re-write the story to reflect modern society, what would you change?

What would the new moral lesson/ lesson on sexuality be?

*I have an extra credit assignment where I could change a fairy tale to fit my own perspective. I've always liked Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but I was just curious what you would do?

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I'm at work right now and I'm REALLY sleepy. I've already dozed off a few times and I can't seem to keep my eyes open. How should I wake myself up and be productive again? I don't have access to caffeine at the moment.

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Attention please, vegetarians (since y'all are real creative) and good cooks in general:

I need a good curry recipe. I went to cook up some curry veggies and rice tomorrow night for dinner. Do you have a good recipe that you can personally vouch for it's deliciousness? I don't want to resort to some random Google search result.
Nick Cave > Wanted Man

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Have you seen Jesus Camp? What are your thoughts? If you haven't seen it, the entire thing is on YouTube, as is a "best of" video.

What are some other good documentaries like this? The more controversial the subject, the better.
  • Current Music
    Throwdown, "The Only Thing"

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What is one item you seem to get every time you go to the grocery store?

I'm going to the grocery store after work today, and I don't have a lot of money or a lot of kitchen talents.  What items should I buy (four or less) that, when made together somehow, will make deliciousness? Assume that I have bread, butter, milk, eggs, and noodles.

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i am getting my license renewed sometime before the end of august, when i turn 21, so i have some vain drivers license picture questions for you:

should i smile, half-smile, or look solemn in the picture? (my state is not one of the ones with a no-smile rule)
i need to trim my hair--should i do it before or after?

and for fun, how bad is your license/ID picture? i actually like my passport and school ID pictures, but my old license is horrendous.

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okay, over the past few days ive developed a huge aversion to alcohol. like i used to love drinking, and i drank last night and really dont ever want to drink again.
has this ever happened to you?

or have you ever developed an aversion to anything you used to love?

what are your plans for today?

how come this summer hasn't been really nice at all?
messy, charcoal

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Inspired by an earlier post....

TQC, at what point do you consider your relationship with someone "exclusive" (How many dates? Do you have The Talk? Do you just assume?)?

How would you react to someone you've been seeing romantically (holding hands/ kissing in public/ dinner and movies) for a few weeks telling you he/ she isn't sure about your relationship status, because they "don't know what they want yet"?

When ending a relationship, what is the best way to go about it? The worst?

And if you don't care, how is your day going?
warhol zebra

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What is the last thing you did that made you feel like a genius?
I just tried eating gingersnaps with peanut butter... it's heavenly and I want the entire world to know about it!

How much do you make per hour?
about 90 cents more than minimum wage.

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I want to surprise my boyfriend and do something cute for him...so I was thinking of putting together a picnic down by the lake and a cocktail or two at our favorite bar before driving home to watch our show.

What are some good picnic foods?

What are other cute romantic gestures can one do for their SO?

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Being single is way better than being in a relationship with someone you don't want to see, right?

ETA: This is a question because I wonder why people stay in relationships with people they don't like/aren't happy with. The 'right?' as a question is to find someone to prove me wrong, which at the moment doesn't look like it's going to happen.

TQC, decide my life.

So I have cancer again. Whatever. That means I get to do the always fun chemo for a bit again. I think I'm just going to cut the bullshit and shave my head, but my mother doesn't want me to because it will make her too "depressed."

Am I an asshole for still wanting to shave my head? I'd rather just get it out of the way than have to deal with it coming out in clumps and be a constant reminder that I'm sick, ya know?

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You were just given one million dollars but the catch is, you have to spend it all in one week. Any unspent money will be taken away from you!! What do you spend it on?? (give us a break down of where the money is going).
Starbucks cup

movie magic

You're going to the movies on Friday and can't make up your mind. The choices are The Ugly Truth and Orphan. Which one do you see?

'Neither' isn't an option! :-)

What was the last movie you saw on the big screen?
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When you take your clothes out of the wash and put them in the dryer, do you shake them out first, or just toss them in? If you do it one way sometimes and then the other, do you notice a difference, one way or the other?
I've done both and haven't noticed a difference

When you clean out your closet, do you try to sell your stuff to places like Plato's Closet, or just donate it all? If you just donate it, where to?
I've taken stuff to Plato's before but it's kind of a hike, so I typically just donate it to Goodwill.

What is your favorite kind of pizza?
Thiiiiiiiin, crispy crust with cheese, mushrooms, and onions.

What jewelry do you regularly wear?
I always wear my star lariat and almost always have a pair of earrings in.

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Let's say you approach a 4-way intersection. The sign at the corner says to stop except when making a right turn. Cars from the other 3 directions must make a full stop at all times. There is a right-turn lane separate from the lane in which to proceed straight ahead.

However, the right turn is merely a continuation of the same road, meaning it bears the same name as the road you were just on.

Since the road's name stays the same, is this considered an official "right turn"? Do you have to put on the car's turn signal to indicate that you're turning right, or do you just proceed slowly around the corner without the signal?

(Edited for clarification.)
hate pimentos

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Will you tell me some things to relax me or cheer me up, as I am very stressed out and pissy today?  I've been a total bitch to everyone and I feel bad, but I just can't help it.  :(
speak softly

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I used to think I believed in psychics and that kind of stuff but after going to see one today, now I'm not so sure.

What was the last experience you had that made you question something you believed?

Alternately, what are your thoughts on psychics? Have you ever seen one?

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You are forced to get a piercing somewhere (dream up scenario on your own).
The following are places that the piercing will not go:
~ ear
~ belly button
~ lip
~ eyebrow
~ nose
~ tongue

1 - Where would you prefer to get it?
2 - Under what scenario would you be resigned to get this piercing?
3 - Under this scenario, what is the likeliest place you would have to get a piercing if you weren't given the option to choose?
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Say you work in a job where you're getting credit card information all day. Say you have a valid but unconfirmed suspicion one of your coworkers is stealing this information and using it. What would you do about it?

Edit: Would working in a very small office change your answer?
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I have been feeling mightily pissed off from reading people on Twitter celebrating the release from prison of Michael Vick, who was jailed for 2 years for 6+ years of dog fighting, including electrocuting dogs and beating them to death for not winning.

A disturbing number of people are saying "he's paid his debt to society, forgive and forget", or outright "all he did was kill some dogs".

So what do you think, TQC? Forgive and forget, or hope he burns in hell?

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Did you that itunes does a free weekly download? Anyone know when their week ends/begins? I looked all over and didn't find an answer.

(the music I'm listening to is this weeks download.. it's cute)
  • Current Music
    Owl City - Fireflies

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For anybody that is in LA or Las Vegas right now, has it been really hot lately? I'm going there Next week and I want to know what type of clothes I should bring.

What are you doing right now?
What is your favourite work out?

mental itch i just can't scratch

will you tell me the title of this story if any of the below sounds familiar?

i read it many many years ago when i was in seventh grade, so it could probably be classified as short story for children. there were two siblings, and one was significantly weaker and sicker than the other. i think one day they were playing outside in the rain and the older sibling left the weaker one outside and he drowned... it had an unusual title, i think. like the name of a bird or a flower species ('the ____"). OMG this probably makes no sense, but if any of this rings a bell please tell me. this is bugging me.

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If you had to take someone to a doctor's appointment for a procedure that was going to take approximately 3 hours and you had to wait for them, what would you do?

Do you just leave and go do something else, and hope that you're back before they get out? Assume this person doesn't have a cell phone that can let you know when they're done.

Or do you just sit and wait? Should I bring my DS? A book?


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I had a job interview today and turns out one of my current co-workers was an employee there before. I was told it didn't end well, I don't know any of the details. I was thinking of asking said co-worker about this place before I accepted the job. Should I? Or will it open up a can of worms?

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I won't die if I eat the skin/peel/whatever of a butternut squash, right? I don't have a peeler and didn't feel like dealin' with the peelin'.

What's for dinner?
Baked bbq chicken breasts, steamed broccoli, and baked butternut squash with garlic and parmesan cheese.

Was today better than yesterday?
Will tomorrow be better than today?
John Simm, Life on Mars


I'm hoping to go to Vietnam in November, but I'm not sure if I should take a flight landing in Hanoi or one to Ho Chi Minh.

I can't quite figure out from what I'm reading how the two cities are different & what the attractions of each are.

What is Hanoi like vs. Ho Chi Minh? I have about a week and a half to spend in Vietnam.

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Dear TQC,

I am putting a few streaks in my hair. Will you vote on what color it should be?

The options are:

-After Midnight Blue
-Ultra Violet
-Cotton Candy Pink
-Tripped Up Turquoise
-Just Blonde

I have dark brown hair, btw.
Dax Kiss

Veggie Soup

Anyone have any good recipes for homemade vegetable soup that does not involve using canned items (like canned tomatoes, canned broth, et cetera)?
I've tried improvising homemade veggie soup three times now, and each time I've gotten something better, but still something I can't stand to eat. I need a recipe, but everything I find uses canned tomatoes.

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Did you use any uncommon words today? What were they?
eta: if you consider no words you spoke to be uncommon, feel free to share which was the least common
When was the last time you were in a church/temple/mosque?
devon ramen

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in general, why do you think people cheat on their long-term SOs (meaning SOs they are actually in love with)?

eta: i don't mean it as a one-time thing, but constantly being unfaithful in every serious relationship they've had.
sbp // witticisms

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a friend of mine just bought a hookah and is in the market for some new kinds of shishah. come to our aid, tqc!

1. what is your favorite flavor of shishah?

2. have you ever combined flavors of shishah? if so, what was successful? what was not successful?

3. do you have any tips, tidbits, etc about smoking hookah?

4. what is your favorite music to listen to while smoking hookah?

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1)What's the stupidest local news story you've seen?

one about URBAN TERRORISTS!!! who end up just being people who were arrested for being assholes.

2)What do you think about manned missions to Mars?

3)How much do you need a massage on a scale of 1 to 10?

10, I need one tons.

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I might be moving to Boise in a few months with my brother and his wife.
So, TQC, do you live in Boise or have you ever been there?
Did/do you like it?
What are some fun things to do in or around Boise?

Dramatic switch

I studied liberal arts in college and I've never been very good at math and only decent at science. I took pre-calc in high school but dropped it halfway through the school year because I was only getting a C, and I even had a tutor. I also took a physics course in college and, while I found it really interesting, it all went totally over my head.

Now I've become interested in physics and am seriously considering attempting to take a bunch of math courses and then maybe trying to get a second degree in physics. It would be a total 180 for me, but I am really interested in the hard sciences and think it would be much more rewarding than the liberal arts.

The problem is, I don't know if I could actually do this. I'm interested in the concepts but in reality I don't know if I'm capable of understanding the math. Do you think it's possible to re-train your brain to think within the parameters of a subject you've never excelled in before? Have you ever done anything like this?

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mcdonald's-related questions:

how far away is your nearest mcdonald's?
have you ever had a big mac? was it good?
what is the grossest thing at mcdonald's (or the grossest-sounding thing)?

about 2 miles.
nope, but i'm thinking about trying one to commemorate the end of my summer job working at mcdonald's.
i will never try a mcgriddle or a double quarter pounder with cheese.

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Do you ever play drinking games when two of you are in on a joke and the rest have to work out how it works? Can you teach us some so we have stuff to do when drinking with friends?

Also, have you had any secret languages with your family or friends?