Does anyone here know of any places we can donate a bunch of stuff, where they will do the pickup for free? We'd have to travel back and forth like 5 times to get all of our stuff there, and we're not willing to lose money to donate our items.
Nevermind. It's probably just dependent on where we live.
TQC, one side of my nose is stuffed up. I took a mucinex around 1 a.m., and i think it is helping (only one side, and such) but i'm still miserable. how can i de-stuff the side of my nose? any specific meds you recommend?
after writing this, i have to wonder, what kind of expression is "stuffed up nose"?
the gas and hot water in my apartment have been off for two days now. i am getting very cranky because i just went grocery shopping before they turned it off and now i can't cook any of the stuff i bought. also because i can't make coffee. what are some creative ways to harass my landlord? should i tough it up and take a cold shower here or take my shower stuff to the gym, where I can get a warm shower?  called national grid and they told me our meter is going to be set up on monday. thanks for telling me it'd be fixed on friday, landlord.
So let's pretend that the romantic relationships you had when you were younger were with people who wrote you love letters. You've kept them over the years, even though those relationships have ended and you're totally over the people that wrote you those letters. You rarely read them--you just keep them in a box and occasionally when you're cleaning out the closet or under the bed you unearth them and look at them for a few minutes.
So you meet someone, you get married/make some sort of life-commitment, and the box goes unnoticed by your spouse for a few years (throughout the dating, the engagement, when they move into your place, etc). Then, during a move, your SO finds the box and asks what in it. You reply in an offhand manner. Your spouse then FREAKS THE FUCK OUT about why you've kept a box of memories from people you're not in love with anymore. They conclude that the only reasonable explanation for this is THAT YOU'RE STILL IN LOVE WITH ALL THOSE PEOPLE. A huge fight ensues.
Your SO is insane, right? There's nothing wrong with keeping some old letters, is there? WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Can someone please tell me what this means? I googled "marketplace rules" and "marketplace rule 5810" but nothing of value came up. What are these rules, and what do they mean for this company?
"SIRIUS XM announced today that it received notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market on September 15, 2009 that its common stock had closed below $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive business days and is therefore not in compliance with the Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 5450(a)(1). In accordance with Marketplace Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), SIRIUS XM may regain compliance if at any time by March 15, 2010 its common stock closes at or above $1.00 for 10 consecutive business days."
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ETA: Have you tried the new EOS lip balm? What do you think of it?
I think it sucks as a lip balm and makes my lips feel icky, but it sure does look cool and smell good.
What can a Windows-running PC do that a Mac can't, or do better than a Mac? I need a replacement laptop and don't feel like springing for a $2000 Apple laptop...I just need something mini and cheapish and well-reviewed like an Asus Eee, but I'm not sure I'm ready to switch over to PC-land. The one thing I can think of would be running something like AutoCAD, but I'm sure a tiny computer like an Eee wouldn't be able to do that anyway. What are some selling points of getting a PC, for someone who's only EVER used Macs their whole life?
Sorry about deleting the first one - lj was being weird and wouldn't let anyone use the poll, so I deleted it to remake it!
Today is my friend's 29th birthday party. I'm heading out to Lush to pick her up some uber girly luxury stuff she probably wouldn't get for herself. I was also thinking of making her some mini German chocolate cupcakes in honour of her Oma who passed earlier this year. The problem is transport.
There's no such thing as a mini cupcake carrier, so I'd have to chunk em in some tupperware with layers of wax paper or aluminum foil separating them. And then I have to drive them a little over an hour to her shindig. I'm thinking of how messy that could be, even if I'm careful. What say you guys - worth it or no?
Unrelated bonus question - will my Always Sunny season 4 and threadless order be here today, or will I have to lament another day without either? The tracking for both keeps telling me they don't have the info. :(
my favourite lollies are starburst squirtz crazy babies. i don't like the orange ones, of which there are thousands, and i love the watermelon ones best, and there's never more than 5 in a packet. why is this? does god hate me?
1) If you could have a conversation (friendly, like sitting down for coffee or a meal) with any fictional character, who would it be? Please also reference the story/movie the character comes from. Charles Wallace, A Wrinkle in Time
2) Where is your favorite place in the world? Can be a particular location (eg "my house") or more general (e.g. "downtown chicago") . the library!
There was a poem I heard a little while ago and all I remember about it was that it was terribly sad, and that a part of it (or possibly the whole thing) was about Hitler's wife and how she killed the kids or something like that. Does that ring a bell to anyone?
If you don't care, what is the best poem you've ever read?
1. So, I open my computer (black 2006 MacBook) and it's like, "hey girl, we got some updates for you." So I'm like, "cool" and tell it to to updates. But then my computer is like, "You dumb whore, you don't have any space!"
How do I get more space? There is nothing in my music, pictures or Word files I can part with.
so my school voted on our homecoming dance theme, and it all came down to metallic, jungle fever, and hoe down. hoedown throwdown won, not excited at all. i personally did not like any of them, what would you have suggested?
also, can anyone here identify the song played to demonstrate jungle fever? it's 20 seconds into the video.
Imagine you had sex with somebody new for the first time. It really wasn't all that good and you didn't enjoy it at all. The next day the person calls you up and tells you it was the best sex he/she has ever had and wants to know what you thought. What would your response be? Would you lie to spare his/her feelings or would you be honest? Would your response be different if it was a relationship VS a one-night stand?
For those of you with big-ass closets, how do you organize your clothes? (Bonus points if you're sharing that closet space with your SO). We just moved and we have two HUGE-ASS CLOSETS. Not even kidding, One closet has a 6 foot bar 3/4 the way up the wall, and the other side has 2 six feet bars at the 1/3 marks. The other has a 4 foot bars placed similarly. I don't know what to do with all this space? Should we have his/hers closets? Should I organize by color? Type of attire? Frequency worn?
I HAVE NEVER HAD A DECENT CLOSET AND I AM OVERWHELMED, TQC.
I was pissed off the other day when I saw this really small, very old woman going in and out of a gas station mini mart, obviously having a bit of trouble with the heavy door, and there were four large, young men standing around just watching her. One of them even had *her* hold the door for *him*. If I had been nearer and felt safe leaving my kids alone in the car, I’d have run over and been chivalrous myself. It kind of sucks that people are all me me me anymore.
It also bugs me when people driving through parking lots ignore pedestrians, especially if they’re driving directly in front of a shop’s / restaurant’s door where people, including small children, are constantly in and out.
What's an awesome morbid Halloween costume idea? The bloodier the better, and preferably something that I can go ALL-OUT on without spending loads of $$.
The last two years I've dressed as the ghost from 'The Grudge' and as the Black Dahlia (that one was awesome...I dressed all fancy and 40s with corpse/bruise makeup, fake blood all over me, and fake-blood covered bandages around my waist and wrists)
Is there a different in S-M-L shirt sizes in Europe vs the US? Not the numbered sizes, just the small/medium/large sizes. I want to order a tshirt (lol typo) from a Spanish website and I normally wear a small in men's, medium in women's, but I was told European sizes run smaller and I want to know if this is actually the case so I don't end up with a shirt that's too big and end up having to return it.
I can't decide what's weirder- my grandma who picks up the phone and doesn't say anything (ever, she waits for the other person to be like, "hello???") or calling my friend's house in elementary school, "Hello, you've reached the household, this is Susie speaking, how are you today?" All 4 kids were trained to answer the phone like that.
I'm at a blues concert doing a report and can't think of the word that means something like "manner of speech affected by culture and local slang." It was used to described Mark Twain's writing, especially in Huck Finn. Any ideas?
You know how in TV shows/movies/books, snobby rich people are always gasping and saying "Well! I never!"? This weekend alone, I encountered this phrase in 3 separate forms of media. Have you ever actually heard anyone say this, for srs, in real life?
Have you already purchased a bag of Halloween candy, and if so, what kind? Are you eating it, or deluding yourself into believing you'll save it for trick-or-treaters?
It bothers me when people compliment others on having pretty eyes because it sounds like what someone would say if they're nothing else to compliment about you. Can you give me an example of what would be considered ugly eyes?
TQC, as a reward for our hard work, my manager has decided that a few of us can go out to dinner on the company's dime. We are going to the Olive Garden for endless pasta because our manager gave us a $10 limit.
Why am I freaking out over what to wear? I am friends with virtually everyone who is going, they see me in scrubs (literally) every day. There is no pressure here.
How would you describe the concept of an LJ community to someone who understands LJ purely as an online journal? Specifically, how would you describe TQC?
Another wedding-based question (since I rsvp'd yes as a single): the wedding is in a garden at 5:00 PM. What do you consider an appropriate dress? I like thesethreedresses, but don't know if they're too casual, or if the last one is too ~white~ or whatever. It's mid-october, but we're in Georgia, so it'll still be hot enough to fry an egg, but cool at night. I was thinking a cardigan for when the sun sets, if any of those meet approval here.
Tea: iced and sweet or hot and unfucked with?
What should I have for dinner? Green beans with new potatoes, squash casserole, or cheese and crackers are my options.
Is there a way I can get onto my parents Administartor account without flat-out guessing their password? (I have no idea what it is, and I can't download the newst Flashplayer so everything is running badly. Bah.) Calling them it is then.
If you don't care/I am below your intelligence level, what's your favourite thing to do when someone insults you?
My wife prepared and cooked a delicious looking pork roast, however, she fell asleep while it was in the oven. I tried to wake her up when it was finished cooking, but she wouldn't budge. A few hours have since passed and she's still sound asleep. It seems a waste to let this whole roast go uneaten, and only have it the day after as leftovers (or.. like.. i dunno, postponed dinner) Would it be rude to eat it without her? Especially considering she put effort into making a nice meal? What should I do??
*For the record, I am hungry.*
If my food dilemma interests you not,
What should I download off the Playstation Network?
*EDIT* I got busted! She woke up right in the middle of me trying to cut the roast incorrectly. *headdesk*
Here's the deal, it's my birthday in a two days and my parents still haven't said anything about it and haven't asked me about anything. Should I be quiet and see if they remember about it or remind them about it? Have your parents/family/friends ever forgot about your birthday? Have you ever forgot about someones important to you birthday?
Sorry if I made any mistakes, English is my second language and I'm still learning.