I've had a really rough year and my family has been great with supporting me through it. Would it be rude/pompous/arrogant/snooty to give out a birthday list of things I need if it's brought up or I'm asked? How about giving one out? I know gifts are inevitable and I usually have a hard time accepting them anyway but I also have a hard time voicing what I need (even if it's politely asking someone to move) so I don't know exactly how out of line this is.
My younger sister was involved in a car accident last summer. A jackass disobeyed a stop sign, cut her off, and she slammed into him. He was found at fault due to witnesses saying that he never stopped for the stop sign, therefore causing the accident. He put the case through arbitration. Under New York state traffic law, when you hit a person from behind you're found at fault. He was later found 75% at fault and she was found 25% at fault, after it went through arbitration. He is now sueing my sister and mother for 'serious personal injuries due to her (my sisters) negligence'....even though he caused the accident.
Is this hilarious and he doesn't have a legal to stand on, or should we honestly be worried? Because we're letting the insurance company deal with all of it, and aren't too worried.
We had a discussion in my class the other day about mastectomies and it got me wondering.
If you found out you had an aggressive form of breast cancer, would you have a bilateral mastectomy done? Or would you tell them to just remove the tumors and tissue they absolutely had to, but leave your breasts? And if you had a mastectomy done, would you have a reconstruction done, or would you just wear those special bras with prosthetic boobs?
Also, for those of you that wear contacts, what type and brand do you wear? What do you think about the brand you wear?
For the month of october I plan on doing food/candy photos. After my 1st attempt at week of food I learned that it was really hard with out planning a head.. so.. what food/candy should I make/take pictures of? photo examples/recipes would be helpful!!!
Are there any names that you associate certain qualities with? Like, a name you hear and you think the person who is named such must be ____? I always think of that Chuck E. Cheese game when I hear the name Bertha, and expect a big, fat woman who wears a muumuu
Gilbert Blythe or Morgan Harris? See icon.
What is one celebrity couple that you would be truly surprised if they didn't last? Ice-T & CoCo, Ashton Kutcher & Demi Moore
I bought this a while ago, and I need you to decided whether I should polish it or keep it as is (a little tarnished and old looking). ( Collapse ) I am going to be using it for a vase for fresh flowers. So should I polish it or leave it be?
Also, if you do tell me I should polish it, what should I polish it with? I'm not sure what type of metal it is. Is there a kind of all-metal polish out there?
Ladies, what medicine for menstrual cramps works best for you? I'm already on the pill, and Midol and Pamprin both do nothing for me. And do you have any other tips to help with horrible cramps and lower back pain, other than using a heating pad?
What's the last awesome bargain you found? I got volume 1 of Gantz for $5.99 today.
I'm dealing with this IDIOT seller on Etsy who overcharged me on shipping (what she stated and what the post office sticked to the package were VERY far off) and when I asked why she claims that she "privately insures" all packages and that that was the difference. I think it's bullshit as I've never heard of that and the package wasn't tracked through USPS. So if it's true she can claim for packages anytime without the proof that sent it and it's lost.
Have you ever heard of a company privately insuring USPS packages? Or do you call bullshit as I do?
I'm looking for a new autumn jacket. I'm looking at the North Face Denali because it can zip into my winter jacket, but I'm open to other things. I just don't really know where to start looking! What jacket are you wearing this autumn?
I just purchased a used car and it came with a remote key entry and alarm system. If I lock the car with the remote key entry thingy, I have to unlock it with the remote key thingy or the alarm will sound (i.e. if I lock it with the remote key but unlock it with the regular key, the alarm will sound). Is there any way to deactivate the alarm without the remote key thingy? I want to make copies of the regular key for other family members, but I want them to be able to deactivate the alarm without the remote key thingy if necessary. Thanks!
Earlier I put some chicken in the slow cooker, and in lieu of having anything exciting to cook it in, I threw in a can of condensed chicken and one of condensed chicken soup, with some water and an onion. Four hours later it is smelling like it's gonna be really boring (duh right?) - what things can I do to jazz it up a bit? I am cooking jacket potatoes in the oven to go with.
I've been using it for a while and it seems like every time I think of something or turn the tv to a movie, it pops up with something related. Example, I'm watching Scooby-Doo on tv and all of a sudden, it pops up a page about Mystery Inc. It hasn't given me anything Scooby before that it could have learned from, so...psychic? I think so.
My geekbox is having trouble with its connection. :(
I'll be surfing the web with Mozilla Firefox, doing just fine for a while, but after about 30 pages, it suddenly stops working. Like I have no connection. AIM and YIM won't work either. But strangely, my Vuze Bittorrent will. If I restart my computer, or If I leave it and come back to it several hours later, it'll be back like there was no problem. It seems to come back quicker if I leave Vuze running.
I've tried AdAware, spybot, Windows Defender, Norton Utilities, Norton Internet Security, even HijackThis, but haven't found anything.
My folks suggested using CMD.exe to release & renew my IP adress. That hasn't helped either.
You guys are my last hope. Can ANYBODY help me?
I'm using a Dell XPS 410 with Windows XP media center edition. My provider is Verizon DSL. There are 2 other computers in the house, so we think it's my computer, not the provider. Or is it?
I was thinking hypothetically with my boyfriend today. Let's say I go to London for college, and he wants to go to London too. I have EU citizenship... were I to marry him, how difficult would it be for him to get the citizenship? What kind of processes would we need to undergo? Would it be easier than him getting a VISA?
Do students coming from Florida, but with a passport from the Netherlands need to pay for med. school in London? I heard residents don't.... but no idea what USA/Holland dual citizens would need to pay.
Anyone's opinions on moving out of country for college?
What's the warmest place in London? The one with the biggest music scene? Would people make fun of me for being American?
what's the worst thing you've heard of happening in the dorm of a college/university? sex or non-sex related.
At my university there have been football trains in the dorm lounges (as in the entire football team does a girl or two together in quick succession). I also found out today that there is a known "club" of skeezy guys on campus (called the douchebag squad or something) who do this thing they call hit and switch- where they trade girls in the middle of sex.
It makes me wonder what the heck I'm missing out on by living off of campus. It never seems that wild when I'm visiting friends.
I met my boyfriend online. We met and hit it off immediately and things have been amazing since. It's about as perfect as it could be, we're both so compatible and I couldn't envision a better relationship. It's been around 8 months.
I stopped signing on the website, didn't delete my profile, but took off my pictures and any info about myself. I kind of forgot about the site altogether. A few months back, my friend said she registered on the website because of how well it has gone for me and I signed on to look up her profile. I noticed my boyfriend was still signing on. Not frequently, maybe once or twice a month. I thought eh whatever, no big deal. He'll stop eventually. Well today I got that weekly email from the site and curiousity got the best of me and I signed on to see when the last time he signed on was. About a week ago.
Is this weird? It bugs me a little. I have no issues with him otherwise. We're very much in love with one another and we (as in he says this too) believe there is no way either of us could ever find anyone better for ourselves. He's the one that brought up us living together in the future, and we mentioned it almost everyday we talk like "We can do that when we live together". So, should I be concerned? In my opinion, if he's happy with me there isn't any reason for him to sign on and I kind of want to casually bring it up saying "So, do you ever sign on that website?" to see what he says. I held off earlier because I thought he'd stop, but he hasn't. I want to guess maybe he signs on when he gets the email because that's the reason I was prompted to sign on...but the email is nothing but a reminder that you have an account and you have to go out of your way to log on.
Am I being a paranoid girlfriend or do I have reason to be legitimately concerned?
Anddddd, what's the last thing you got annoyed with?
i haven't got class tomorrow so i've got 2 options for tonight, TQC:
1. catch up on missed work, clean up room for inspection this weekend and fall asleep sober and alone. no dinner :( 2. go to a friends house with boyfriend, chill, smoke, play poker, sleep over, have food.
This question is a little different. Your last name was Sect and your fiance's last name was Shuall, and just for amusement, you took the last name Sect-Shuall. Now, you're pregnant and your fiance's favorite uncle just passed away and he's heartbroken. He wants to name your unborn son after his uncle. His uncle's name was Homer. What will your son's name be?
Let me preface this by saying I love a good conspiracy theory and also I am naturally suspicious, so I come to you to get your thoughts.
There is a sandwich shop, on a main road that opened about 10 months ago.
1. This place claims on their door to be open from 9am to 7pm each day, but more often than not when you get there during those hours they are closed.
2. Their prices are about 40% cheaper than other sandwich shops in the area.
3. You go there at 11.50am on a Thursday and they are open. You order and they get the sandwich fillings from the fridge and start doing stuff like slicing the tomatoes etc., (ie. the fillings aren't pre-organised.) There is also no menu board, rather there is a photocopied flyer from which you make your selection.
4. Your order comes to $5.90. You give them a $20. The guy opens the register and there is a grand total of $4 in the register. Then he asks if you have anything smaller, you say no, He goes to his pocket and he only has another $2. He then shrugs and says "I can't change a $20, it's my bad, your sandwich is on the house.".
Am I the only person thinking this place is a "front" for something else? Or am I overreacting?
I like to see the story behind peoples tattoos but the whole show consists of tattoos getting done & Kat and her homies dissing Aubrey. If Aubrey pisses them off so much and sucks at being a shop manager why don't they just fire the bitch already?
I really like this guy, but he is a horrible kisser. Which is usually a deal breaker for me. Everyone I talk to about it says I should just "show him how". I don't understand how this is possible. He is overly eager and tends to pounce on me, and swallows my face.
How should I go about this without having a horribly awkward conversation on the fact that his make-out skills are appalling?
I don't want this to be a lost cause.
And for fun...
What is the weirdest/ dumbest think someone has said to you during sex?
so, my little sister's being pretty ridiculous. she's so desperate to lose weight that she's only been eating a small snack each day - usually a handful of walnuts, cheese and crackers at most.
she's convinced that it's working because she's losing water weight, and refuses to listen to me when i say that the weight she's losing isn't going to stay off. she's not even fat - maybe a little chubby, but still in fairly good shape.
how can i convince the girl to eat a fucking hamburger and stop being an idiot, TQC?
You are standing alongside a lake, and you have just murdered someone you love. You are in a daze, still in shock, full of emotion and adrenalin. The loved one is not necessarily in the lake, but they could be.
You are staring at the lake and its surroundings. How would you describe it (the water, the sky, the land around the lake) , in the mind state of a murderer?
Edit: I know this sounds like a homework assignment or something but its not. I want to start writing creatively again, and I'm looking for some... inspiration I guess. I don't plan on writing with this scene/prompt... I just thought it was interesting.
So due to my laptop recently screwing itself royally, I had to reinstall Windows. Everything's fine, except that with Microsoft Office (Word in particular), which comes installed on the hard drive, it's treating the program like a trial. When I first got the laptop a few years back, it didn't act like this when I used it for the first time (if I remember correctly).
Apparently the only product keys I have are A) the trial key for Office and B) the product key for Office One Note.
I really, really need to be able to use Word, and I can't buy a whole new subscription to it. Even now, during the trial period, it's got limited features that make it unusable to me.
We have three computers in our home that all connect to wireless internet. Mine is the only computer that has problems. Sometimes the internet on my computer stops working for no reason, and when I check the internet on another computer it works. I know that I have the correct password for the wireless and I know that my computer isn't too far away from the router because once when it wasn't working I tried using it right next to the router and it still didn't work. It did work when I plugged it into the modem, though. Usually when the internet stops working it either comes back on by itself or I mess around with the modem (even though I never need to do this for the other computers' internet to work) and then it starts working again.
What could be the deal here? If it makes any difference the other two computers are PCs and mine is a Mac.
1. What books do you think should be required reading in schools? (Or not required just recommended.)
2. What are the best movies you watched in school that you wouldn't have watched otherwise?
For both I basically mean really great movies and books that all kids (up to high school) should watch or read but probably wouldn't find and watch/read on their own if it wasn't forced on them by their teachers or parents. They don't have to be great literature or anything, just good books that you enjoyed at the time. ( Collapse )
Does it royally piss you off when people repeatedly make noises in a classroom or other generally quiet, need-to-pay-attention areas?
Coughing. Sniffling. Texting. It makes me fucking CRAZY.
How can I stop getting so pissed off about it??
I actually wouldn't mind some srs suggestions (especially from anyone who has ADD), since I think part of my crazy annoyance stems from that. I actually left my math class once because the guy behind me kept letting off these extremely abrupt, ear-piercing, throat-clearing single coughs. I wanted to kick him in the face on the way out.