The shoe's on your foot now. Would you take a friendship to the next level or keep it intact and insulated against breakup?
September 16th, 2009
The shoe's on your foot now. Would you take a friendship to the next level or keep it intact and insulated against breakup?
where are you?
what was the last thing that passed your lips?
are you happy with how much you weigh?
are you racist?
sorry these are random, i'm so sleepy.
David A Dunning -- accuracy and illusion in human judgment; how, and when, people's perceptions of themselves and their surroundings differ from an objectively definable reality.
Dan Gilbert -- ordinary personology (how people make inferences about the internal states and traits of others); human credulity (why people tend to believe what they should not); affective forecasting (how and how well people predict their emotional reactions to future events).
How do you feel about that?
Are you still friends with the people you were in Highschool?
If not do you still talk to them atleast?
How do you feel about that?
Where did you meet most of your friends?
How did you do it?
Did you feel guilty?
My roommate is super super super nice and I really like her. HOWEVER, she does REALLY annoying things. Like answer/talk on the phone while I'm sleeping, leave Teddy Grahams everywhere (ew), and use my laptop without asking (and then leave it turned on all day). And the other day her nasty-ass used shower cap was on the desk where I do my hair, and I have no idea how it got there. Hmmmm. Now that I type it out, she sounds really bad. But she is so nice that I don't know how to tell her! Humdeedum my life stinks.
Tell me your roommate stories so I can feel better about my crappy situation. Because hearing about other people's crappy situations always makes us feel better, right?
People you've had crushes on?
All my comms on LJ look weird. In the posts, the comments are all showing up like they're single comments instead of in threads like usual. WTF is up with that, and how do I fix it?
I'm getting married on saturday.
A) Where do you find your motivation?
I find that after accommodating my wife's school and work schedule, (driving her to and from, she doesn't have a license, and even if she did, I need my car for work / we can't afford a 2nd car) working full time (evenings) and going to school part time (finishing Uni this year FINALLY) I just don't have energy to do anything constructive with my spare time.
I should be: Getting exercise, cooking healthy meals, cleaning/doing chores, playing guitar, writing.. Those kind of things, but at the end of the day, I have a hard time finding the energy to do any of it. This situation is giving me anxiety.
B) What am I doing wrong?
I know cats shouldn't have corn and wheat gluten, and that they need a certain amount of protein, with some fat and a little fiber.
I was mostly wondering do cats like different flavors?
How do you know what they like?
Should you feed them the same flavor food every day?
I was thinking of having a basic every day dry food, and then feeding different canned food flavors for dinners.
Would the different canned flavors be a bad idea?
Edit - I have obviously never owned a cat, and my parents/family have never owned a cat while I've been alive. I'm trying to research this cat business as best I can before I take the plunge :)
So, my question -
Do you think it still has a minty flavor and my mouth has just gotten used to it, or that it really doesn't have any more flavor and is just minty scented?
Where are you in life right now?
Roommate in question is not a romantic interest but is a close friend.
What do you put in your eggnog?
ETA: How often are you tempted to post a question to which the obvious answer is, "Tell your psychiatrist/therapist, not tqc!" How often do you post this question anyway?
For the sake of this question, the person at the door won't be able to tell if you're home or not, and they're visiting in daylight hours.
how do you wake up if a person or alarm is waking you up?
It's a really cute, well-illustrated book a lot like one of these. It's filled with colorful illustrations and not a whole lot of text. But instead of being about pregnancy or home ownership, it's a huge manual with a big assortment of advice and diagrams (everything from what type of wine to pair with what type of meat to measurement conversion charts). I've tried googling for all sorts of things: "general illustrated guidebook", "illustrated manual", all sorts of permutations of those words.
So, thequestionclub, do you know what book I'm talking about (or how I could go about finding it? Thanks in advance!
So. What should I do today?
Will you show me how not to do something?
how much do you make?
is it worth it, monetarily, or is it just for your enjoyment?
i have to babysit while my sister works part-time, otherwise i'd be like "sup mcdicks".
i know a graphic design career isn't an odd job; i spent the last 6 months doing it full-time. i mean doing it on the side of school or another job.
What's the worst music video you know?
I just discovered Scooter. One of the comments on this video states: "BTW to all who dont know Scooter is the group name, H. P. Baxxter is the guy who looks like a german cross between Billy Idol and Eminem and does all the lyrics"
(I'd embed, but the function's been disabled).
A close second to this video must be Scooter's "How Much is the Fish?!"
(Which starts with the lyrics:
Do you want a tattoo? What do you want, where, why, etc...
If these do not apply to you, what's the last movie you watched? Did you like it?
I was sitting on the deck in my grandma's lawn chairs. (Not the cheap, plastic kind but nice ones.) She is just moving in, so they were stacked two high.
She yelled at me that I would break them stacked up.
I feel like they are stronger stacked.
Have you ever submitted a myth to Mythbusters?
Did they do it?
Can you think of an awesome myth that Mythbusters should try out?
I was at Arby's earlier and got a gyro. They put BBQ seasoning on it instead of the gyro seasoning. Gyro sauce + BBQ seasoning = absolutely disgusting. :(
...who do you think would win?
Also, of all the movies they've been in, do you think the Predators lost their battles fairly or they just have really bad agents?
Are you one of those assholes who blasts music out of your car so loudly that people from 100 ft away can hear?
Do you use relish?
Favorite kind of bread to use to make a sandwich?
so i was planning on moving out in 2 weeks. it was my fault not telling my housemate that i was planning on doing so earlier until i secured a place. she said she won't give me my bond money ($800) back due to short notice and it would go to paying the empty rent.
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when i said all this, she had nothing else to say but "you just dont get it." "it's for my security". she refuses to answer WHERE the money will go and still refuses to give me the bond money. WHY? what else can i do, TQC?
Recently, some cities (including the one where I live) have passed laws banning people from soliciting funds at traffic intersections. This law was originally aimed at panhandlers, but extended to “charities” as well that commonly set up at busy intersections and raise money for their programs. Where I live, the law has been amended to allow local firefighters to still use this fundraising approach but still excludes all others, including the homeless, from approaching vehicles. It was stated that safety concerns were the primary reason for enacting the law and that firefighters could handle themselves just fine at busy traffic intersections.
What are your thoughts on this subject and do you feel that the city is opening itself up to lawsuits for excluding firefighters from the law?
1. Do you see the dentist twice a year?
2. Do you floss everyday?
3. If you said yes to number 2, come on, how often do you REALLY floss?
4. Do you have/have you ever had any cavities? How many?
5. What's the most extensive/painful dental procedure you've had done?
6. Do you have nice, pretty teeth or nasty, jacked-up, box-of-Crayon-looking teeth?
7. Will you show us your teeth?
What is one song that makes you feel better for some reason? The lyrics, the music, etc, anything about it just makes you feel good. Video embeds are A+ as always.
ETA: Fuck it, LJ's not cooperating at all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkRGRmttLW4
What do you think is the most objective and informative news station/news broadcast?
What television or radio source do you usually get news from?
What kind of advocay stuff can one do through these means?
How can one promote onesself?
What other group's ideas can I rip off?
I'll be the last person in my class to get a job. *graduation: 1 month ago*
2)why are you anxious?
I DRANK A GRANDE FRAPPICINO AND IT WASN'T DECAF
3)Why are you in despair?
Because the internet has left me in despair!
Skittles: I eat one of each color at a time. When I am out of a color, I throw the remaining skittles out.
Do you keep an IRL journal? If so, do you write different things in it than you write in your LJ? How does it differ?
I do. Yes, it's more of a place to ramble about various ideas and things that if I started trying to post on LJ, I would more than likely close the tab before I was finished. Also, I doodle and take important notes in there.
Have you ever been recruited to sell Mary Kay? Did you give in and start ~consulting~ or were you able to escape their vice-like grip?
This lady is trying to recruit me now and it ain't happening. IDGAF if I get 50% off the products--I don't wear MK at all.
What was your favorite movie as a kid? (I know you switch out and go through phases but I'm talking the one that seemed to recur most often)
Disney's Aladdin and Miramax's Emma
Gel, paste or powder toothpaste? Tube or other dispenser?
Do you like mix it yourself* peanut butter? Ever used powdered peanut butter? How did that work out?
ETA: The kind that has the oil on top and you mix it up before use. Usually marked "natural".
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Pros and cons of little dogs?
Why do so many people find little dogs annoying?
my landlord texts us and i think it's wildy inappropriate of him.
does anyone know a cartoon about a ninja with a fro?
You're naked with another person and you're fully engaged, when a distraction occurs. What would you respond to during sex?
have you ever tasted green/white coffee? It is coffee that hasn't been roasted. out of brewed coffee, it would have the most caffeine because the longer the roast, the less caffeine...
but would it still taste like what we know as coffee if it isn't roasted?
Is there a real life version of a Serena? A teenager who isn't in entertainment at all, but gets followed through Europe by American cameras?
I'm so confused.
Where is my paycheck?
*ETA* I received the check the Friday before last. Who knows why I didn't take it to the bank then...
Last Thursday she decided to run away with her boyfriend, she didn't come home all day so her parents called the police. The police did all they could do I guess but couldn't locate them. It wasn't until Saturday that she finally called and her older brother convinced her to come home.
She came home and she's worst than she was before, she's just waiting for another opportunity to leave again(with her BF) and she refuses to go to school. Apparently the police don't want to arrest her boyfriend because her mom allowed the relationship to go on and my cousin says that after 10th grade no one can force her to go to school, is this true?
I wanted to ask if it's right for the police to let this man free? Without even caring if they're having sex or not. My cousins BF has tried to run away previously with a 14 yr old but thankfully the 14 yr olds parents were able to stop her so the police was never involved. Oh also he is in the country illegally, normally I would not care but he is ruining my little cousins life. I know she's at fault as well but he's almost six years older than her.
This is in California btw. I really want to help my family out but I don't even know where to start. I would appreciate any help or just a point to the right direction.
What would you do as a ghost?
If you're not going to die, how are you going to manage that?
Is anyone else having this problem or is it just me?
eta; sorry, I thought a lot more people had heard about this little slice of bullshit than apparently has. Rush Limbaugh said this, NOT me. Not a Limbaugh fan. Flipping out about this quote, quite honestly, but I thought it was everywhere by now. THIS IS NOT MY IDEA, I SWEAR.
what's wrong with me? do you also sleep for longer than what's recommended?
If you didn't watch, what season premier were you/are you most excited about?
If you don't watch TV, what's the best book you've read lately?
mine's Help! i think i'll watch it when i get home tonight.
you live with your SO and don't pay rent. you buy some groceries and cook sometimes and sometimes watch the kids. you don't clean anything. your SO drives you everywhere because you don't have a license. your SO has no money until friday and uses some of your change (that you have rolled up and put away in a jar) to buy gas. ($32) do you consider this stealing?
I am going to promote my university's internet radio station SU Radio! You guys should all listen at suradio.org and send me requests on AIM (southwesternfm).
It's been gorgeous for a day or two and then grey for the next two days, and then back to gorgeous. Today has been quite grey.
How do your dishes get washed? Machine/handwashing, what soap, etc.
Will you tell me about the worst teacher you ever had?
ETA: sorry I was eating and in my haste was unclear.
Ads using dead famous people movie or music stars that in real life never even saw the product their likeness is being used to sell.
I tried to compare the laws in California and Ohio via google but I can't find anything that well compares them or compares them for free.
Any laws, from sodomy to pedestrian right of way. Even if they are stupid laws.
What are some of your favorite/least favorite laws in your area if you can't help?
If you don't care about laws, what was the first legal alcoholic drink you had?
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don't have one?
is there anyone you're attracted to that you're ashamed to admit?
What would he say if you asked to paint his nails?
I don't have much work experience at all. The only things I could use and write down were a quick job I had for a week (I made invitations, took down RSVPs, and made phone calls for some fancy banquet that was coming up--so I didn't get fired, the job was just..over) and an unpaid internship I had for 5 months. Both jobs were for the same company. However, this was way back in late 2004/early 2005.
Will they even bother with my application since I don't have much of anything? And if they do and I get an interview, would they ask about why I haven't worked since then/why I've never had a "real" job? I don't want them to think I'm a bum or don't have any drive, you know?
Also, when I drop off the application, should I include a resume or anything? I'm only 20 and once again, don't have much experience, so I don't know if there is a point for a resume. But I thought it might make me stand out. I don't know much about this guys, but I really need this job.
i know it should be ~*flattering*~ and all but it really makes me a little upset. i shop at the same places most of my friends do for clothes, wear make-up, etc., so i don't know why people are mistaking me for a 30+ yea old teacher. it might be because of my height (5'10), but since when does tall = old?
so, how can i make myself look younger?
if you don't know/care about the tl;dr, how old do most people think you look?
What about Powder and Snow White? Would the kid be transparent?
will you post a picture of yourself and let people guess your age?
It is permissable to drink on Wednesday when
a. part-time paid internship in your field that has little to do with your future goals. (with a few more hours per week than your job now, plus most likely pays a little more)
b. part-time unpaid internship in your field that is exactly what you want to do in the future and will be valuable experience + part time min wage paid job (unrelated to field, just paying the bills).
what is the most serious injury that you have ever had?
2) If yes, what do you do when people walk in?
3) Do you judge people that poop in public bathrooms?
ETA: "Recover from" is more suitable to what I'm trying to ask than "get over."
Bonus points for rhyming suggestions.
I have a really stupid question for you!
How do cats know how to use a litter box?
Do you have to train them?
Is is magic?
I know you have to train dogs to go outside, but I don't know about cats.
What are you doing TQC?
Any plans of traveling TQC?
What is your favourite clinique products? Is the three step system really worth the money? I use clinique's foundation (super balanced) and their lipstick- LOVE.
So talk to me about their products. ;)
As for Dior... is their iconic/that family of mascaras worth the cash?
ETA: I have crazy oily skin. :(
Why is it my cats will wait until I close the door before wanting in? Also, why do they STOP AND STARE AT ME, WHILE I HOLD THE DOOR OPEN?!
Now...the textbook starts on the day of the first class. So am I to assume that it's the homework for the corresponding date or what needs to be read for that class?
Does anyone else always get confused by this?
*I'll be asking tomorrow...just curious.
Do you have club promoters at school?
Why do they skip over me when handing stuff out? Do they skip over you?
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I deleted a duplicate song from my iTunes library, and then
I Googled "buffer overflow" but I don't understand it at all. What's happening and how do I fix it? No more messages are popping up, but last time Sophos freaked out like this, I had the Vundo virus and my laptop got reformatted twice in the course of three weeks.
ETA: Another Sophos thing popped up and I tried to PrntScrn it and went to open paint and this Windows Police Pro shit showed up and I don't know what it is but I've never seen it before and I've closed it six times but it won't go away. HOW DO I FIX THIS OMG? This better not be some trojan bullshit again. I will kill some bitches.
A little pop-up bubble says there's a spyware infection on my computer. But it's coming from the Windows Police Pro thing I don't recognize. AHHHHHHHHHHH!
ETA2: Okay, I think I fixed it. For now, atleast. Ugh.
Which celebrity's acceptance speech would you like to ruin on stage?
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Does anyone else feel like they feel worse when they sleep as much as they need to?
If I get my 9 hours I usually feel worse or equal to getting like 5. If I get more than 9 I usually need coffee to become awake.
ETA: For those who also always feel tired to some degree, do you know why?
I have explored a lot of possibilities and supplements but I'm still not sure.
what makes hardboiled eggs really hard to peel? we just boiled a dozen and they're impossible to peel and idk why. : /
Have you cried within the last 24 hours? Why?
Yes. I was really stressed out last night.
Should they be destroyed/handed over immediately, or should that decision be left to the recipient of the photos?
Would you ask for any such photos of you back in this situation?
I'm not asking for me, by the way. Just wondering what people think.
I've taken my temperature a few times. It's been varying; it was 97.8 earlier in the day, then it was 99.1, and after I moved around a little bit, it's now 98.2. I'm sure it'll go up in a little bit, and come back down again. I don't feel bad at all, really, other than the dry tonsils. But the white spots?! I know it's a sign of tonsillitis or strep, right? Dr LJ, what do you think?
**If I feel worse tomorrow, I'll be going to the doctor. Just wanted to know some opinions.
I was a couple years ago, but all the cases settled out of court that day. I just got another summons, so we'll see what happens.
(It'll be my first time in Vegas, and I just turned 21.)