October 1st, 2009


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If a book that was published in about 1849 is worth about $400-$450 when it's in good condition, how much do you think it's worth if the front cover has fallen off? The cover is present, but not attached.
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All the single ladies, all the single ladies...

How do you react when you get asked the questions: "Do you have a boyfriend?" (and when the answer is no) "Why not?"

If there is a reason/s you don't currently date, do you tell them the truth? Does it depend of who the asker is to you? Will you tell me/us?

My answer: I do whatever I can to shut down the conversation. To me the first question is conversational, the second is downright rude especially as I only seem to get asked this by total strangers. I don't ask people how their marriage is going, do I?

If I have to respond politely, I tend to make a joke about how I'm a freak magnet and how only crazy people find me attractive. This is true. The parts I don't mention are that I work stupidly long hours (with women and gay men only - so I neve meet guys at work), have major self esteem issues, hate clubs and bars because I'm secretly and introvert and I have intimacy issues. Add in the 'taller than most guys' factor and you have yourself a winner ticket for being long term single.

Also, OT but not really.

Cooking for one

How do you manage the food situation in a group house, if you live/have lived in one?
I'm currently living by myself, but some folks are moving in soon, and I'm trying to work out what I want to do about food. I have a fairly erratic schedule so I don't know much in advance when I will be home for dinner, so I am a bit leery of pooling grocery money for shared meals/cooking rotation. On the other hand, I feel really rude when I cook a lot of food and there are other people around and I don't offer them any.

If you're just cooking for yourself, how do you go about things?
I've always cooked for a household, never just myself before. My current plan is to cook 3 big meals a week, and spread the leftovers out to cover the other days. To reduce waste, I'm thinking I will buy the day to day staples in a big shop once a week, but buy the ingredients for dinner on the day I am cooking. Does that sound reasonable?

How do you tell if frozen meat is still okay?
I was cleaning out my freezer and found a bunch of frozen steaks, in ziplock bags. They've gone quite a dark brown - are they going to be alright to eat?

Begging through LJ?

What do you think of people who put requests for money in their LJ journals? Do you think it's:

1. lame?
2. tacky?
3. in bad taste?
4. beneath one's dignity?
5. all of the above?
6. none of the above?
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TQC, can you help me find an inspirational quote?

My boss wants me to replace:

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics of cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities...

with something else. The quote will be engraved on a plaque that she's going to give to a high school principal or a superintendent and a school board.

I have no idea what to use. :(

She said that it needs to be something inspirational, related to their dedication to a program that helps prepare high school students for college and/or entering the work force.

I've been googling nonstop for over an hour and nothing sounds right. Help?

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1. If you lived in a really small room in which the bed took up pretty much the entire space, what kind of bedding would you select (in terms of color, print or lack thereof), or is this something that wouldn't concern you?

2. What are you going to be for Halloween?
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Noisy Neighbor!

Did you know that when the police knock on your door, you have the option to completely ignore them even if they know you're home? I didn't!

I live in an apartment and some new people moved in above me a few months ago. Since then, they constantly play loud music between 11pm and 3am. I've complained to my apartment management, and they told me to call the police. So I called the police. The people upstairs IGNORED them when they knocked on the door. Before they knocked, the police came into my apartment, went into my bedroom, and heard not only the loud music playing but also heard the people WALKING AROUND upstairs. (The floors are pretty creeky and I swear they are moving furniture around every single night it is SO LOUD.)

After they attempted to talk to the people upstairs, they told me to complain to my apartment management! I told them I already have, so they instructed me to ask my neighbors to complain. The problem is because me and my annoying neighbor are in a corner apartment in 2 bedrooms, I don't think the other neighbors are bothered by this.

WTF do I do?

Why isn't it illegal to ignore the police? Obstruction of justice or something?

Isn't it illegal to play loud music after some reasonable time???

I haven't gotten a full night's sleep in like 3 months now. This is killing me.
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I am in an LDR with my boyfriend. He left about forty five minutes ago to make the six hour long drive up to my house. We haven't seen each other in a month.

I woke up about 15 minutes ago, and I do not feel well. My throat is sort of sore, I'm having a little trouble focusing, and my arms and back are achy. But my throat could be allergies, the inability to focus could be from lack of sleep, and I woke up this morning in a weird position, which could explain the achiness in my arms and back. On the other hand, this is also how I feel right before I get sick. BUT there have been times where I've felt this way and nothing ever came of it. In less than a day, I felt fine.

I don't want him to drive all the way up here only to discover I'm sick, but on the other hand, it would suck horribly if I called off the visit and in a few hours I felt fine.

If I told him to go home, he won't be able to visit for another week, which would, honestly, suck a lot because I miss him so much, but I guess we'd be able to deal with it.

ARGH I don't know what to do! Should I call him and tell him to go home or not?

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 What's so great about Pandas and why're we trying to save them again?
idk, but they seem like they're suppose to be extinct being that it takes a lot of work just to get 1 knocked up and all they eat is lots&lots of bamboo but it seems to me that people are trying to save them more because they're cute, fuzzy, and Asian.

What's your favorite wild animal?
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Work Related

Imagine this situation:

You and your coworker have similar responsibilities and often work together on projects.  Coworker is not really friendly and some case history has established that leads you to believe that they do no like you very much.  You author a paper by coworker's request, they edit it without telling you and e-mail it out to a "Core Team" that you have not been invited to and you did not even get copied on the e-mail.  The coworker did not credit you with the work.

How mad would you be?
Would you confront the coworker? What would you say?
If you would not confront the coworker, what would you do?

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So, a friend of mine (C) has been dating this guy (S) since January. He's been fairly sketchy (disappearing for gaps at a time with lame excuses), but she was smitten. They were sleeping together, he said that he's just dating her, and they established that they were serious.

So, C found out that she has definitely been the "other woman" this entire time. She found the e-mail address of the actual girlfriend. Should C tell the actual girlfriend what has been going on?

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What book(s) have you read that have changed your life or influenced you in some way?
Are there any books that you think everyone should read at least once in their lifetime? If so, what are they?
Who is your favorite poet?

I'm clearly in desperate need of new reading material and have no idea what to pick up :(

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TQC, wtf is wrong with my phone?!

I just switched to Verizon and got a Samsung Intensity.

I manually entered my contact list into the phone last night. I tried to send a text to one of my friends and I got a message back from some number (not even in the same area code) that said "wrong number".

I just tried to send her another text and the same thing happened!

WTF? I know she didn't change her number or anything.

(no subject)

What is the drunkest you've ever been?

I once consumed 2 beers, half a pitcher of beer, 3 vodka/cranberries, three gin/tonics, three screwdrivers, 4 shots of vodka, and 3 shots of gin all in about 2.5 hours. I thought I was dead the next morning. It was my "never again" night that made me wake up and swear off the crazy nights.

*If you don't drink, but do other stuff, subsitute your drug of choice...stoned, rolling, etc...whatever kind of bad night you have.*

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I'm trying to think of a clever name for a pool and spa service, but everything that I've thought of so far has been taken.

So, any ideas for clever names for a Pool and Spa service? (cleaning, repairs, openings and closings, etc.)

If money were not an issue, what kind of company would you open up? 

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Do you collect anything?
What do you collect?

Spices/seasonings, used jars/bottles/plastic tubs, tin boxes, glass thingies, gel pens, funny-looking scraps of paper, hair thingies, different kinds of rice, milk glass, bras, glitter, mica/pigments

My house is a collection of collections :(

Life decisions

I am faced with the choice of whether or not to move out of my parents' house.

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Essentially, practically the only reason I want to move out is because I want to adopt a cat. At the same time, I am at an age at which most people don't live with their parents anymore.

What should I do, TQC?


for epic quintessential 90s rock/alt.rock songs.

[I'm in my university's GSA club office and I'm rather bored]

songs already listened to:
Breakfast At tiffany's-Deep Blue Something
Closing time-Semisonic
Interstate Love Song-STP
With Arms Wide Open-Creed
Wannabe-Spice Girls


[ETA: here's your question- I need some examples of epic quintessential rock/alt. rock 90s songs. Can you give me some? Thanks!]

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If you're sick, do you prefer to schedule an appointment with your doctor, or go to an Urgent Care place? 
Does it depend on how sick you are? 

I woke up with very swollen tonsils, pain when I swallow, and a very, very low fever, if you even consider it a fever. I wanted to go to MY doctor tomorrow, but my dad is taking me to Urgent Care today. Is it bad that I would rather wait and go to my doctor, because I feel like the people at the urgent care clinic won't be as thorough with an exam? 

Do you have any doctor/hospital/urgent care horror stories?
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Okay so a while back somebody was asking about what peoples' favourite online study resources are, and they posted a link about the one they use. What was it??? I bookmarked it but it's on my home computer and I'm at the library and I really wanted to try it out.

It was yoyobrain

Alternate question: What are you scared/excited about? I'm applying for an honours project down in Melbourne, and it is making butterflies in my belly
Tim Gunn is concerned

I needs to eats.

My fiance will be home from work in 2 hours. He will probably not be hungry for another 1/2 hour after he gets home.

I am hungry nowwww.

Should I eat something small now and then eat something small with him later...?

Or just eat now and not worry about when he eats as he's a grown ass man and can feed himself?

Or should I not eat anything and just wait and have a meal with him?
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TQC, I'm going to a wedding in a week and I need a dress. The wedding will be outdoors, in a garden, but in the evening. There are two dresses I'm considering from JC Penny, and then a third dress I already own (I would have to find heels for it; I have heels for the possibles from JCP). With this I submit for the approval of the Question Club: which dress should I wear?

one, two, or three.

With the first two, I would be wearing a cardigan, for sure. If it matters, these are the shoes I'd wear with either of the first two.

Poll #1465124 Which Dress?

one two or three?

i'm going to find you an even better dress for less than $50 and post it in the comments!

edit: okay, since the consensus seems to lean to not wearing those shoes with dress #1, what kind of shoes do you suggest?

Drunken movies

 So, I am sure this has been asked before, but bear with me. Hubby and I are going to be getting drunk tonight, and would like to watch something for free on netflix. I'd like to see some recommendations (new, old, whatever), if you guys could help me out? Please? TIA!!!!
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Thanks for coming folks, as you all know you've been asked here today because we here are at Evil Cupcake Arts are interested in your, the consumers, opinion.

Which logo do you prefer? Any colors/combos you don't see here that you'd like to suggest?

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Caring for injured wild bird

I just found an injured bird (New Holland Honeyeater - Australia) outside a short while ago and it looks like it might have broken its wing. I picked it up and held it for a while as other honeyeaters were trying to attack it and it cannot/will not fly. I've popped it into a plastic box (with the lid slightly off) with a warm towel and covered it with a coat to keep it dark for a while, and just called the local vet (and just got an automatic message).

It's getting late and I'm not sure what else I can do. I'm looking up other animal/wildlife numbers to call in the phonebook to see if anybody else can help, but in the off chance I can't get through/get anyone, is there any advice anybody can give me into making sure the bird can survive the night? It seems well enough and mobile right now, except that it can't/won't fly.

Edit: Can't get through to anybody, so I put a wrapped up heatpad into the box and put the bird on top of it so it can stay warm for now. I'll feed it some honeyed/sugared water later on, and again before I go to bed. Thanks for the advice everyone, I'm just going to hope it can survive and take it down to one of the centers tomorrow to see if they can help it better than I can.
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i'm starting a shop job next week and it says in my welcome letter that "your employment is conditional on receiving two satisfactory references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer". on the reference request form it says that if i have no work experience i should ask a "educational referee or a personal referee - not a family member".

the problem is that my current employer is my mother as i work for her business. do i:

a) put her down as a reference, or
b) put my previous employer down?

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TQC, am I paranoid? Or do I have the right to think something is up? If I'm not paranoid, what should I do?

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And if you don't care about my drama.....what's your favorite Halloween candy? What about regular every day candy?

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Have you ever joined a sports team (be it in high school, college, recreational, whatever) having never played before, or do you know anyone who has done so? How'd that work out for you/them?
I just emailed my college's tennis coach, and I'm thinking this could be really cool or the worst decision I've ever made. She said it doesn't matter if we've never played before (my friend and I are both trying and we're both totally new to it), but still.

Alternatively, what is your favorite cheap and easy breakfast that isn't cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, or fresh fruit of any sort? Bonus points if it's quick and not totally unhealthy. I want something new to keep around in my dorm, and it's gotta be cheap as I don't have an income now and money's getting tight.

ETA: I should have added I don't have access to a stove, so things like eggs aren't an option. :(
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I purchased four small New York strip steaks at a very very good price from the supermarket and intend on making them for tomorrow's date night dinner with my handsome. I have never cooked steak, ever (I love it, I just don't cook it), so how do you suppose I go about doing so? I've looked at a couple things, but I'm not sure 1) if they're actually good (so I want recommendations) and 2) if I have the ingredients at home. I have basic spices and a good old bottle of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce.

How was your day?

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 Does anyone know a good place to go horseback riding (like trail rides) in Northern New Jersey? Or somewhere not too far from NYC? I'd like somewhere that's more rural, I don't want to be walking along the freakin highway.


My friend is trying to get a wireless router to work that we gave her. We're all PC, she's a Mac girly, so we're not sure how to help her. It's a D-link router. Any ideas?

You guys answer the fastest so don't send me somewhere else, please?
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Guys, I know this is a terrible long shot, but does anyone know where I can find a specific edition of The Hobbit? Googling the ISBN/publishing info is just bringing up collector's sites. The cover looks like this & it's the 1966 edition.

My dog destroyed my dad's copy & I know going out & buying whatever they have at the store won't cut it. This book means a lot to the both of us and I really don't want to disappoint him by telling him how irresponsible I was to leave it on the floor.

If you don't give a fuck about my book woes, what is your favourite book?
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My kitten was playing with a cut flower that I brought home from school. I had to stop watching her to make sure she didn't eat it, so I just threw it out. Now she is sitting in front of the trashcan and meows once in a while, and refuses to move. What should I do?

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When was the last time you had a cold, TQC? I have one right now and my head feels like it's stuffed full of cotton :(

If you have your nostril or your septum pierced, how the hell do you blow your nose without squishing your jewelry all the time?

Do you drink vitamin water? What is/are your favourite flavour(s)? Does anyone else think flavoured water is a weird as I do?

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How do you play gifs on a Mac?

i can play my saved gifs in a slideshow on my windows XP, but when i click on gifs on the mac it just opens in iPreview as a screeshot.
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Have you ever been a contestant on a game show? What show? Did you win? Tell me about it?

I'm watching Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? on Hulu and I really want to go on this show, haha.

What's your most random piece of useless knowledge?

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What's a good, reputable site on pet care (mainly turtles)? I want to buy some red-eared sliders but I want to make sure I have everything I'd need for them before going out to buy the actual turtles, and I want to know about proper care and things like that.

If you dk/dc, will you show me pictures of your pet(s)?

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1)Do you say Mis sour ree or Mi sour rah?[for Missouri]

2)What have you learned from billboards?

That if you hurt a child once, you're a punk forever. Also, shooting folks kills people.
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Is it hard to transfer from one university to another? I really wanna transfer from CSUN to a UC but I don't know if I'm being very realistic. I'm a sophomore and I still haven't picked a major. Is it possible to transfer with more than 60 units as a junior?

What is your major? I still don't know what to pick. It's making me really nervous.
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2. Are you excited about the re-release of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers?

3. Do you do a "daily affirmation" or anything of the sort? If so, where do you get them from?
I follow Jason Mraz's twitter and use his daily affirmations as my own. It's cool :)

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 if any of you ladies use a moon cup/diva cup/the keeper, do you have any tips on how to get it in far enough? mine keeps leaking but I can't seem to get it in much higher and it's really starting to annoy me.

what do you recommend doing along the east coast of Australia?

whats your fav movie? why?